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  • xavi hernandez retires from spanish national team

    Xavi Hernandez retires from Spanish national team

    Football | August 06, 2014 9:24 IST

    BARCELONA, Spain:  Xavi Hernandez, Spain's leading playmaker in its run of three major titles, has retired from international duty after a  disappointing World Cup.   Flanked by fellow Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta, Xavi was the key

  • delhi becomes first kerosene free city in india

    Delhi becomes first kerosene-free city in India

    India | June 17, 2014 9:40 IST

    New Delhi: The Delhi Government today announced that the national capital has become the first 'kerosene-free city' in the country."With the successful implementation of 'Delhi: A Kerosene-Free City Scheme, 2012', no subsidised kerosene is being

  • french open 2012 champion sharapova awaits simona halep in

    French Open: 2012 champion Sharapova awaits Simona Halep in final

    Tennis | June 06, 2014 13:45 IST

    PARIS :  Might be easier said than done. Still, Maria Sharapova offered a tidy aphorism to sum up the formula that's carried her to a third consecutive French Open final."It's not how you finish a

  • ipl 7 will kkr repeat 2012 heroics

    IPL 7: Will KKR repeat 2012 heroics ?

    Cricket | April 18, 2014 7:25 IST

    New Delhi:  The champion of IPL in 2012 has begun the quest to become the leader in the ongoing seventh edition. Kolkata Knight Riders has definitely made the right start by defeating the defending champions

  • 600 infant deaths in mizoram in 2012 2013

    600 infant deaths in Mizoram in 2012-2013

    India | January 31, 2014 16:48 IST

    Aizawl: At least 600 infants died while 12 maternal deaths were recorded in Mizoram during 2012-2013, state Health and Family Welfare department officials today said.The officials said that the Centre set a target to reduce

  • generali ladies giorgi beats 2012 runner up goerges in linz

    Generali Ladies: Giorgi beats 2012 runner-up Goerges in Linz

    Tennis | October 08, 2013 19:40 IST

    Linz, Austria: Camila Giorgi of Italy upset last year's finalist Julia Goerges of Germany 6-2, 6-3 in the first round of the Generali Ladies on Tuesday.The 105th-ranked Giorgi, who won three qualifying matches to reach

  • man gets seven years in jail for sexually assaulting minor

    Man gets seven years in jail for sexually assaulting minor

    India | August 29, 2013 7:13 IST

    Mumbai: A sessions court yesterday sentenced a man to seven years' rigorous imprisonment for sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl.According to the prosecution, accused Gundappa Chinnatambi alias Vadivel (29) and the victim lived in the same

  • record 2.7 million tourists visited goa in 2012

    Record 2.7 million tourists visited Goa in 2012

    India | May 18, 2013 8:38 IST

    Panaji, May 18: A record 2.7 million tourists landed in Goa last year,   the state tourism minister Dilip Parulekar said on Friday.   This included 22.5 lakh Indian tourists and 4.5 lakh foreigners. The coastal state,

  • narcotics seized in bulk near indo pak border in 2012 bsf

    Narcotics seized in bulk near Indo-Pak border in 2012: BSF

    India | January 14, 2013 8:15 IST

    Jalandhar, Jan 14 : Border Security Force (BSF) seized over 288 kgs of heroin and fake currency Indian notes with a face value of Rs 46 lakh in 2012 along the Indo-Pak border in the

  • poachers killed 18 rhinos in kaziranga sanctuary in 2012

    Poachers killed 18 rhinos in Kaziranga sanctuary in 2012

    India | January 10, 2013 17:16 IST

    Kaziranga (Assam), Jan 10: Out of the early morning mists and tall grass of northeast India emerges a massive creature with a dinosaur-like face, having survived millions of years despite a curse -- literally on

  • 2 317 karachi kids went missing in 2012

    2,317 Karachi kids went missing in 2012

    World | January 02, 2013 18:15 IST

    Islamabad, Jan 2: A staggering 2,317 children went missing from Pakistan's port city of Karachi in 2012, according to a civil society group working to uphold the rights of women and children.Data collected by the

  • indian politics top newsmakers of 2012

    Indian politics: Top newsmakers of 2012

    Politics | January 01, 2013 9:21 IST

    New Delhi, Dec 31: The year 2012 has finally come to an end. It was quite an eventful year from politics perspective as well. In this year, Arvind Kejriwal finally decided to wear the hat

  • narendra modi gujarat s newsmaker in 2012

    Narendra Modi: Gujarat's newsmaker in 2012

    Politics | December 31, 2012 12:52 IST

    Ahmedabad, Dec 31: An eventful year in Gujarat saw Narendra Modi convincingly retaining power and emerging as a strong contender for BJP's prime ministerial candidate in the 2014 general elections besides a slew of judgements

  • 2012 divided bjp struggled to emerge as alternative to

    2012: Divided BJP struggled to emerge as alternative to Congress

    Politics | December 31, 2012 12:09 IST

    New Delhi, Dec 31: A government hit by a series of scams and charge of indecisiveness, public outrage over corruption and crimes against women - there could not have been a more opportune moment for

  • world s top international sports stories in 2012

    World's top international sports stories in 2012

    Other Sports | January 01, 2013 8:12 IST

    Beijing, Dec 29: Top international sports news stories of the year:Lionel Messi won the 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or, the prestigious award for the world's outstanding footballer, for the third straight time on Jan. 9. He

  • 2012 a year of tragedies and highs for indian music

    2012: a year of tragedies and highs for Indian music

    Bollywood | December 28, 2012 22:54 IST

    New Delhi : The Indian music scene was as diverse as ever in 2012 with Bollywood songs - from melodic to bucolic - dominating proceedings.Music lovers had both their share of joy and sorrow as

  • 2012 saw telangana issue losing its steam

    2012 saw Telangana issue losing its steam

    India | December 27, 2012 12:01 IST

    Hyderabad, Dec 27: 2012 was more or less free from any major political turmoil unlike previous years in Andhra Pradesh which saw the vexatious Telangana statehood issue somewhat losing its steam.The year also saw 21-month-old

  • 2012 the year maharashtra lost bal thackeray

    2012: The year Maharashtra lost Bal Thackeray

    Politics | December 26, 2012 11:19 IST

    Mumbai, Dec 26: The death of Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray went on to become the biggest news in Maharashtra's political arena in 2012, during which two-time chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh also passed away, the

  • bollywood s top 10 acclaimed movies of 2012

    Bollywood's top 10 acclaimed movies of 2012

    Bollywood | December 26, 2012 11:48 IST

    The year 2012  is coming to an end and Bollywood has given the maximum number  of critically acclaimed flicks which entertained their admirers and would be remembered for a long time. Right from the remakes

  • bollywood s top 10 actresses in 2012

    Bollywood's top 10 actresses in 2012

    Bollywood | December 31, 2012 12:59 IST

    New Delhi : Be it Sridevi's comeback, Huma Qureshi's debut or Priyanka Chopra's portrayal of an autistic girl - the leading ladies of Bollywood continued to charm cinegoers with their beauty, charm and intense acting