Costa Rica keen to upset favourites at World Cup (Team Profile)

Costa Rica keen to upset favourites at World Cup (Team Profile)

Washington, June 2 (IANS): Four years after their stunning last eight finish at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Costa Rica will look forward to another trip to football’s biggest stage.   The Central American nation won a group in Brazil that included England, Italy and Uruguay and only lost in the quarter-finals in a […]

Second day of farmers’ agitation; vegetables prices soar

Second day of farmers’ agitation; vegetables prices soar

Farmers spill milk down a road during a state-wide protest, in Hisar on Friday, June 01, 2018.  (PTI Photo)   Chandigarh, June 2 (PTI) With farmers’ agitation entering second day today, vegetable prices at various cities in Punjab, Haryana started soaring in the wake of the dwindling   fresh supplies of farm produce in mandis […]

Egypt pin World Cup hopes on Mohamed Salah (Team Profile)

Egypt pin World Cup hopes on Mohamed Salah (Team Profile)

Cairo, June 2 (IANS): Assuming talisman Mohamed Salah is fit in time for Egypt’s first FIFA World Cup appearance since 1990, the north African nation will still have their chance to make a name in the global football showpiece.   The Egyptian Football Association announced that the Liverpool forward has not been ruled out for Russia […]

Tite revives Brazil’s beautiful game (Team Profile)

Tite revives Brazil’s beautiful game (Team Profile)

Rio de Janeiro, June 2 (IANS): Given their proud history and superb recent form, it comes as little surprise that Brazil will be among the favourites to win the FIFA World Cup when the tournament begins on June 14.   It seems unfathomable that two years ago the five-time world champions were in danger of missing […]

Long-lasting solution to farmers’ issues soon: Javadekar

Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) On a day Congress President Rahul Gandhi threw his weight behind the farmers protesting nationwide, Union Minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said the agitation will stop once his government announces the support prices for crops.   “They will get to understand when the prices will be declared. The […]

EC rules out bringing back ballot papers for elections

Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) Ruling out any possibility of bringing back ballot papers for elections, Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat on Saturday said the EVMs were being made a ‘scapegoat’ as the machines cannot speak and political parties needed to blame someone or something for their defeat.   “There is absolutely nothing about the integrity […]

Tennis: Sharapova steals main stage spotlight by destroying Pliskova

Tennis: Sharapova steals main stage spotlight by destroying Pliskova

 Russia’s Maria Sharapova in action during her third round match against Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova (REUTERS)   PARIS, June 2 (Reuters): Maria Sharapova was back on Roland Garros’ main stage for the first time in three years and put on a dazzling display as she demolished Czech sixth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-2 6-1 to reach […]

Big B reveals why he doesn’t promote alcohol

Big B reveals why he doesn’t promote alcohol

Mumbai, June 2 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he doesn’t promote any product that has anything to do with alcohol or smoking as he doesnt consume them.   The 75-year-old has endorsed products in skin care, baby care, hair care categories and more.   What makes him take up a particular brand?   He said: […]

Night time snacking linked with poor sleep, obesity

Night time snacking linked with poor sleep, obesity

N0ew York, June 2 (IANS) Are you in the habit of snacking in the middle of the night? Besides leading to unhealthy eating behaviours, it can also result in poor sleep and obesity, according to a new study.   The research showed that poor quality of sleep seemed to be a major predictor of junk […]

Tennis: Khachanov downs Pouille to set up Zverev last-16 clash

Tennis: Khachanov downs Pouille to set up Zverev last-16 clash

Russia’s Karen Khachanov celebrates after winning his third round match against France’s Lucas Pouille (REUTERS)   PARIS, June 2 (Reuters): Hard-hitting Russian Karen Khachanov knocked out France’s number one player Lucas Pouille 6-3 7-5 6-3 in the French Open third round after the rain-hit match resumed on Saturday.   Khachanov, who will be in the […]