Daily Archives: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Antony allays China fear

Union Defence Minister A K Antony in a traditional tribal attire on his arrival at Itanagar on Monday. (EP) ‘Forces capable of protecting national interest’ Itanagar: Reacting strongly to China’s repeated claims on Arunachal Pradesh territory, Defence Minister A K Antony on Monday clarified that this strategically located state is an integral part of India and there is nothing to fear about its security. “You know there are some unresolved problems with China. Recently we had an agreement with China to sort out [Full Article...]

‘Rahul violated model code of conduct’

Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi meets  supporters during a road show in the support of party candidates in Kanpur on Monday. (PTI) KANPUR: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi violated the election model code of conduct during a road show in this Uttar Pradesh city and action will be taken against the organisers, officials said Monday. District Magistrate Hari Om said Gandhi did not follow the route proposed by the district administration for his road show but took an alternative route. “We have proposed an alternate route [Full Article...]

Delight for Royal Wahingdoh, Langsning, Ar-Hima disappoint

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: In a major disappointment for the local football fans only one of the three local teams competing in the preliminary round of the Second Division I-League managed to make it to the final round of the tourney. With Langsning FC and Ar-Hima failing to make to it to the next stage, Royal Wahingdoh FC (RWFC) is the only team fighting [Full Article...]

Ar-Hima controversy intensifies

Coach questions commitment of players By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: There seems to be no end to the ongoing controversy in Ar-Hima FC and the problem has further deepened with the team coach Subrata Bhattacharya coming out openly questioning the commitment of few of his players. “I got a phone call on the hotel telephone a day after the match against Green Valley, Assam alleging [Full Article...]

Former players mock Dhoni’s rotation policy

NEW DELHI: Former Indian cricketers on Tuesday slammed Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s controversial rotation policy with one of them saying that it defies logic and another going to the extent of calling it “utter nonsense”. Dhoni had stated that senior players such as Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag have to be rotated to ensure that the fielding standards of the side are maintained. But the [Full Article...]

Majestic Messi scores four as Barca thump Valencia

MADRID: Lionel Messi scored four as Barcelona came from behind to thrash Valencia 5-1 at home, to close the gap on La Liga leaders Real Madrid back to 10 points on Sunday. Jose Mourinho’s side thumped Racing Santander 4-0 on Saturday to put pressure on the champions, who conceded to Pablo Piatti after only nine minutes at the Nou Camp. World Player of the [Full Article...]

On-a-roll India face tough French test

New Delhi: Their campaign well on track after massive wins in the opening two matches, the Indian men’s hockey team faces its first big test of the tournament when it takes on an impressive but less-than-formidable France in the Olympic Qualification tournament here on Tuesday. Both India and France have made an impressive start to the tournament, winning their first two games but the [Full Article...]

Brett Lee to play on through pain barrier

SYDNEY: Pacer Brett Lee said on Monday he intends to play through the pain barrier as he approaches Glenn McGrath’s record as Australia’s top one-day wicket-taker. Lee’s season was written off a fortnight ago when he was ruled out for almost two months with a broken toe. But the 35-year-old express bowler does not want to ease up after ignoring foot pain as he [Full Article...]