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May 21, 2017

Badminton: India braces up for tough test at Sudirman Cup

Gold Coast (Australia), May 21: P.V. Sindhu-spearheaded India face a tough test as they begin their campaign in the Sudirman Cup mixed badminton team championship with a match against Denmark at the Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium here on Monday.Placed in Group 1D, India have a huge task at hand to advance to the next round, as both Denmark, two-time runners-up, and former champions Indonesia boast of strong all-round teams. While Sindhu is a guarantee in the women's singles given that Saina Nehwal has pulled out of…

Sharan, Raja win Bordeaux Challenger

Bordeaux (France), May 21: The Indian duo of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja registered a straight sets victory in the men's doubles final of the Bordeaux Challenger tennis tournament here on Sunday.The third seeded Indian combination registered a 6-4, 6-4 win over fourth seeds S. González of Mexico and A. Sitak of Australia at the Court Patrice Dominguez here.

Negotiations on India-Pakistan cricket series expected during CT: PCB

Karachi, May 21: Amidst bleak chances of an India-Pakistan bilateral cricket series in the near future, a top Pakistani official on Sunday said the two countries are likely to hold talks during a Champions Trophy match in England in June.Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shahryar Khan said he would discuss the matter once again with the Indian cricket board officials during the June 4 ICC Champions Trophy match between the two at Edgbaston, Dunya News reported. Khan also admitted that the chances of a bilateral series…

Bobbitised Kerala ‘godman’ remanded in custody

Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) A 54-year-old self-styled godman, bobbitised by a young woman, was on Sunday remanded in judicial custody till June 3 by a local magistrate.Police accompanied a magistrate to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital where accused Hari Swami is undergoing treatment, and completed the formalities for his custody. Police had formally arrested him on Saturday. Hari Swami will now be housed in a cell at the hospital, where jail inmates admitted to hospital are kept, till he is…

Army foils infiltration bid on LoC, 3 soldiers among 7 killed

Srinagar, May 21 (IANS) After battling infiltrators for over 36 hours, the army on Sunday killed four militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, officials said, adding that three soldiers were also killed.Defence sources said the ongoing operation started on Saturday against a group of militants who were trying to sneak into the Indian side at the Line of Control in Nowgam sector, an army spokesperson said. Two militants were killed on Sunday while one soldier also died in the operation which lasted for more than 36…
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