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January 2015

Pawar, Dalmiya urged to take over BCCI mantle

Kolkata, Jan 31: Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma Saturday called upon veteran administrators Jagmohan Dalmiya and Sharad Pawar to cleanse the Indian cricket board that has been "vitiated" by sidelined president N. Srinivasan.Verma also rejected reports that Srinivasan, barred by the Supreme Court from contesting the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) polls, was making efforts to sell off Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings to enable himself to contest…

Sachin steals the show at National Games

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 31: The biggest cheers as always were reserved for cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar who was one of the chief guests at the opening ceremony of the 35th National Games that got underway here Saturday night.Tendulkar was roped in by the Kerala government as the goodwill ambassador for the Games and even while Malayalam superstar Mohanlal came under flak from certain quarters for allegedly collecting money to stage his nearly four-hour-long musical show, those who found fault with him looked at…

Two-week-long 35th National Games begin in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 31: Finally the 35th National Games got underway here Saturday evening at the brand new state-of-the-art Greenfield Stadium with more than 40,000 spectators cheering every moment.When the clock struck 6 p.m., the chenda melam (percussion) event led by Padma Shri Mattanur Sankarankutty started the programme when more than 100 chenda melam artistes made merry striking their chenda to unison. It was followed by the impressive march past by all the participating teams with an estimated 5,000…

Warriors ready to take on Lancers in HIL

Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (IANS) Following a thumping 3-1 victory against defending champions Delhi Waveriders in the national capital Friday, Jaypee Punjab Warriors are ready to face Kalinga Lancers at their home turf here Sunday, aspiring to maintain their winning run in the Hockey India League (HIL).Riding on three wins against Lancers, Uttar Pradesh Wizards and Waveriders, the Mohali-based team is in its best form and leading the standings with 17 points. A win against Lancers Sunday will boost their determination to win the…

Three-year-old raped in Bihar, one arrested

Patna, Jan 31 (IANS) A man was arrested in Bihar's Madhubani district on Saturday for allegedly raping a three-year-old girl and then hanging her naked from a tree, police said.This shocking incident occurred at a village near Keoti in Madhubani, about 200km from here. The victim suffered serious injuries in her private parts and is battling for her life in Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital, a family member said. According to police, the victim along with her mother Thursday visited a private nursing home near their…
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