Pune, June 18 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Tuesday said India is concerned about terror groups operating from Pakistan and Islamabad must initiate strong action against such groups in order to improve bilateral ties. "We are concerned about terrorist groups in Pakistan.
M0umbai, June 18 (IANS) Actress Kavitta Verma has apologised to the Christian community for her "blasphemous" pose in forthcoming Bollywood movie "Policegiri", an activist said. Kavitta's dressing scantily with a rosary on her body and the Holy Cross on her belly had raked up a controversy among Christians last week.
Pune, June 10 (IANS) A well-drilled and disciplined Air India routed defending champions Punjab 6-2 in the final of the third Hockey India senior men's National championship at the Dhyan Chand Stadium, Pimpri, near here Monday. Two goals apiece by former international Sameer Dad (second, 39th) and Affan Yusuf (third, 42nd) featured Air India's victory besides timely strikes by Joga Singh (53rd) and Somanna Pradhan (58th) while Punjab veteran Deepak Thakur played a lone hand to score twice (54th, 68th) despite being heavily marked. Earlier, Karnataka, thanks to goals by Poonacha MG (33rd), Nikkin Thimmaiah (46th) and Uthappa SK (70th) overcame Haryana 3-2 to finish third.
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), June 10 (IANS) Ten crew members were rescued from an Indian cargo ship which drifted and got stuck off the Konkan coast at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra, police said Monday.
Pune, June 9 (IANS) Holders Punjab will take on Air India in the final of the third Hockey India senior men's National Championship after they beat Karnataka 5-2 and Haryana 7-3, respectively, here Sunday. In the first semi-final, Air India started with Affan Yusuf scoring in the fifth minute following a splendid solo effort
Nashik, June 9 (IANS) Gaurav Gill (co-driver Musa Sherif) notched his second consecutive outright victory when he topped the Mahindra Adventure Rally of Maharashtra while Amittrajit Ghosh (Ashwin Naik) won the INRC class title here Sunday, the results replicating those of the first round of the Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) run in Chennai earlier this year.
Nashik, June 8 (IANS) While Team Mahindra Adventure's Gaurav Gill (co-driver Musa Sherif) expectedly topped the time charts in a full-blown, modified XUV 500 in the SUV class, Amittrajit Ghosh (Ashwin Naik), in a Group N-spec Mitsubishi Cedia, took the overall lead in the INRC at the end of Leg 1 in the Mahindra Adventure Rally of Maharashtra, here Saturday. Ghosh, winner of the first round in Chennai in March, survived a puncture and wrong tyre choice for a slender lead over Arjun Rao (Satish Rajagopal) who was in a Volkswagen Polo (1600cc) while Vikram Mathias (Srikanth Gowda), also in a Group N Cedia, was placed third overall in the Indian National Rally Championship. In the Junior INRC, first round winner Suhem MK (Jeevarathinam) in a Maruti Baleno opened a one-minute lead over Asad Khan (Zayne Asrar) driving a Maruti Esteem with Anirudha Ranganekar (Nitin Jacob) in a VW Polo third after the 28 competitors completed two loops of the three Special Stages with intermittent rains adding spice to the proceedings.
Pune, June 7 (IANS) Karnataka and Jharkhand completed the quarterfinals line-up by winning their concluding league matches in the third Hockey India senior men's national championship here Friday.
Nashik, June 7 (IANS) Malaysia's ace driver Karamjit Singh and his long-time co-driver Jagdev Singh will headline the Mahindra Adventure Rally of Maharashtra, the second round of the FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship, to be run here this weekend. Backed by JK Tyre, the 51-year-old Karamjit Singh, the multiple Asia Pacific Rally champion and winner of the 2002 World Rally Championship (Production class), will be driving a modified Volkswagen Polo for Slideways Industries in the Indian Rally Championship (IRC) class along with team-mate Rohan Pawar (Arjun Mehta) who will also compete in the Junior INRC category. The two-day event, to be run entirely on tarmac surface, has attracted 29 entries, including nine in the 2000cc class that will be headed by first round winner Amittrajit Ghosh (co-driver Ashwin Naik) in a Mitsubishi Cedia
Pune, June 6 (IANS) Punjab overwhelmed Delhi 9-2, while Manipur ousted Andhra Pradesh 4-2 in their league matches to enter the quarter-finals from their respective groups in the third Hockey India senior men's National championship here Thursday. In a crucial Group A match, former international Deepak Thakur slammed five goals while Vikramjit Singh converted three penalty corners to star in Punjab's fourth win.