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Espanyol in Copa del Rey quarter-finals

Barcelona: RCD Espanyol defeated Villarreal 3-1 in the second leg of their Copa del Rey knockout stage tie to advance to the quarter-finals 5-3 on aggregate. In the wake of the 2-2 draw in the first leg in Villarreal, Espanyol coach Joan…

Malaysia Masters: Saina enter semis, Srikanth loses

Kuala Lumpur: Saina Nehwal scripted a hard-fought straight-game win over former world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan to enter the women's singles semifinals but a fighting Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the USD 350,000 Malaysia Masters…

Dembele double helps Barca defeat Levante

Barcelona: Barcelona overturned a first leg defeat to beat Levante in the Copa del Rey but could yet be thrown out of the competition after being accused of fielding an ineligible player. Barca won 3-0 at the Camp Nou on Thursday, with…

Govt appoints Rakesh Asthana as DG, BCAS

New Delhi: A day after the government curtailed his tenure in the CBI as Special Director, Rakesh Asthana, who had a bitter fight with ousted agency chief Alok Verma, was on Friday appointed as the new Director General of the Bureau of…

UP approves quota for poor among upper castes

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday approved 10 per cent reservation for economically backward among upper castes in jobs and educational institutions. The nod was given at a meeting here of the state cabinet presided over by…
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