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May 17, 2019

India end Australia tour with loss in final

Perth, May 17: The Indian men's hockey team lost 2-5 to world no.2 Australia in the fifth and final match here to end their campaign with a whimper.Trent Mitton (11th and 24th minutes), Flynn Ogilvie (3rd), Blake Govers (28th) and Tim Brand (43rd) scored for the hosts while Nilakanta Sharma (12th) and Rupinderpal Singh (53rd) sounded the board for India. India had a chance to take an early lead but it was cleared by Eddie Ockenden. Australia drew first blood in the third minute as Ogilvie managed to get the final…

There was no term called ‘Hindu’ before Mughals: Kamal

Chennai, May 17 : Actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Friday said it was ignorance that made Mughals give the name 'Hindu' to the nation.In a tweet, Haasan said the 12 Alwars (Vaishnavite poet-saints) or the 63 Nayanmars (Saivaite poet-saints) did not mention the word Hindu. Haasan said the term 'Hindu' was given by Moghals or by others who came earlier to rule. The British who later ruled the nation seconded the term. "When we have various identities, it is ignorance to have a title given by a foreigner as a…

Happy in personal, professional space: Arjun Kapoor

New Delhi, May 17 : Actor Arjun Kapoor is currently in a "very happy space" in his personal and professional life. He says speculation around his wedding is understandable as his peers are now happily married.Rumour mills have been abuzz about his relationship and wedding with Malaika Arora. Asked if he is planning to tie the knot, Arjun told IANS here: "As far as my marriage is concerned, the speculation is understandable because that's the nature of the business, and because my peers have got married, there…

Introduction of DRS discussed in Ranji conclave

Mumbai, May 17: The introduction of Decision Review System (DRS) in Ranji Trophy and doing away with the concept of coin toss were among the major suggestions put forward by captains and coaches of the domestic teams during a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) organised annual conclave held here on Friday.Last year, poor umpiring marred the Ranji Trophy season and it was expected that discussions will surround mediocre umpiring in the conclave. DRS has so been restricted to international cricket but with the…

Leading distance runners for TCS World 10K

Bengaluru, May 17: The women's race at the TCS World 10K Bengaluru on Sunday will bring together two of the world's leading distance runners who will be using the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Gold Label Road Race as a vital part of their preparations for the IAAF World Championships Doha, scheduled later in 2019.Defending Bengaluru champion Agnes Tirop took the bronze medal at the last world championships in London in 2017 and the Kenyan wants to move further up the podium in Doha in…
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