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March 22, 2014

Kolkata Open chess: Kunte maintains lead

Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Abhijit Kunte maintained his lead by half a point over his nearest rivals with a score of 4.5, after the fifth round of the 6th Kolkata Open 19thInternational Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament here Saturday.Six players, including two Indians, occupy the second slot logging four points. Overnight sole leader Kunte played safe to finish with a draw against Indian GM J deepen Chakkaravarthy in 28 moves of an English opening game. Former age category world champions Indians B…

BCCI officials happy with UAE venues for IPL

Dubai, March 22 (IANS) A BCCI venue inspection team Saturday visited venues in UAE that will be hosting some of the matches of the Indian Premier League 2014 and said they were "happy" with the facilities.The BCCI officials, consisting of M.V. Sridhar, GM -- Cricket Operations, BCCI, and P.R. Vishwanathan, Curator, BCCI, visited the Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah Cricket Stadium and Dubai International Cricket Stadium. They also visited the ICC Academy at Dubai. "We are very happy with the…

Haryana to face Madhya Pradesh in women’s national hockey final

Mysore, March 22 (IANS) Haryana defeated Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy overcame Hockey Odisha to enter the finals of the fourth Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2014 (Division A) to be played at Chamundi Vihar Hockey Ground in Mysore Sunday.In the first semi-final played Saturday, defending champions Haryana easily defeated Jharkhand 10-1. The second semi-final between Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy and Hockey Odisha saw an exciting clash between the teams as none of the two were ready to…

Shilpa, Raj on Comedy Nights With Kapil

Mumbai, March 22: As the releasing date of actress-turned-producer Shilpa Shetty's debut film Dishkiyaoon inches closer, the Bollywood diva is leaving no stone unturned in promoting the film. Shilpa and the lead star of her film Harman Baweja are busy promoting their action film on various reality shows.The actress who recently shot for an episode of small screen's popular show Comedy Nights with Kapil along with husband Raj Kundra and Harman Baweja had a gala time on the show. From naach gaana to a double dose of masti, the…

JD-S Delhi unit merges into AAP

New Delhi, March 22: The Janata Dal-Secular's Delhi unit on Saturday merged into the Aam Aadmi Party.Besides hundred of party workers, Delhi state president Haji Ikram Hasssan, vice president Haji Mohammad Yamin, secretaries Afzal Siddiqui, Haji Muteja and Kishan Lal joined the AAP. Led by former prime minister H.D. Deve Gowda, JD-S mainly has presence in Karnataka. The AAP welcomed the JD-S leaders. "The AAP is willing to welcome political activists with a clean track record into its fold who are ready to work for…
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