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Ghosal seeded fourth, Pallikal sixth for Glasgow CWG

New Delhi: India’s leading squash players Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal have been seeded fourth and sixth respectively for the singles competition at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games beginning July 23. The seeds for the five categories — men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles — were announced by the World Squash Federation yesterday. India has a ...

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I have become fearless with age: Cameron Diaz

The 41-year-old actress admits she doesn’t tend to stress over the little things now that she’s hit the fourth decade of her life and she’s enjoying her new care-free attitude. Speaking in the August issue of America’s Esquire magazine, she said: ”I like being 41. I love it. So much sh*t just falls away. Fear, mostly. It’s the best age. ...

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Arjun Kapoor sports typical Goan look in ‘Finding Fanny’

Actor Arjun Kapoor today revealed his brand new chic Goan look in his upcoming film ‘Finding Fanny’. Wearing stylish glasses and ganjee, the 29-year-old actor completed the rugged look by wearing a black thread around the neck in the Homi Adajania-directed film. Arjun plays Savio Da Gama, a Goan local opposite actress Deepika Padukone. “So here’s my look from the ...

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Coal India misses output target in June; production at 34.5 MT

State-owned Coal India (CIL) achieved an output of 34.54 million tonnes (MT) in June, missing its target of 36.54 MT. This comes at a time when the PSU is drawing flak for missing production targets. CIL’s output in the April-June period of the current fiscal was at 108.33 MT, while the target for the quarter was 113. 01 MT, the ...

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New Infosys CEO to get annual salary of USD 5.08 million

NEW DELHI: Infosys Ltd will pay its new chief executive officer Vishal Sikka up to USD 5.08 million in annual salary besides a stock option of USD 2 million, a package considered lower than global peers. Sikka, 47, will replace SD Shibulal and take charge on August 1. India’s second-largest software services exporter sent out a circular calling for an ...

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Abbas demands Israel condemn murder of Palestinian teen

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas today demanded Israel condemn the kidnapping and suspected murder of an east Jerusalem teenager in a suspected revenge attack for the killing of three Israeli youths. “The president of Palestine, Mahmud Abbas, demanded that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemn the kidnapping and murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khder as we condemned the kidnapping of ...

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Thai anti-coup leader released on bail

Bangkok: A prominent Thai activist who led an anti-coup campaign using the three-finger salute from the “Hunger Games” films has been freed on bail after nearly a month in detention, officials said today. Sombat Boonngamanong faces up to 14 years in jail on charges of incitement, computer crimes and ignoring a summons to turn himself in to the junta. Following ...

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UP Govt officer killed in accident

A senior Uttar Pradesh Government officer and his driver were killed when the jeep they were travelling in rammed into a stationary truck here this morning. The accident occurred on NH 2 in Khaga police station area when the Bolero jeep coming from Kanpur collided with a truck, killing Khurja (Bulandshahr) SDM Indresh Kumar (45) and his driver Vijay (35) ...

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Jaitley agrees to integrated package for border areas

Itanagar: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has agreed to an integrated package to usher in holistic development in the border areas of Arunachal Pradesh, an official release said here today. The offer comes in the wake of Arunachal Chief Minister Nabam Tuki’s appeal for a special impetus for the development of border areas in the state to check urban migration, ...

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Cameroon FA to probe matchfixing over their WC group game with Croatia

Yaoundé (AFP) – Cameroon football chiefs said they are determined to root out the seven players they termed as ‘bad apples’ implicated in an alleged matchfixing scandal over their World Cup group game with Croatia. “Recent allegations of fraud around Cameroon’s 2014 Fifa World Cup three preliminary games, especially Cameroon versus Croatia, as well of the ‘existence of seven bad ...

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