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  • In Pics: Indonesia Celebrates Hindu Festival Of Galungan

    Galungan is a Balinese festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Like a new year, the Balinese celebrate Galungan, a day when everyone goes back to their family and home villages. Balinese Hinduism holds that Ida Sang Hyang Widi is the universe's creator. During these celebrations, it is believed that the spirits of the ancestors return to the earth.

    BY Photo Webdesk February 28, 2024

    | Photo: AP/Firdia Lisnawati : Indonesia Hindu Festival
  • In Pics: Greeks Strike To Mark Train Crash Anniversary

    Thousands of protesting Greek workers and students marched through central Athens on Wednesday to commemorate the anniversary of the country's deadliest train tragedy, demanding justice and higher wages. A year ago, a passenger train from Athens to the northern city of Thessaloniki crashed head-on with a goods train, killing 57 people and sparking widespread demonstrations against what many saw as decades of negligence in the rail system.

    BY Photo Webdesk February 28, 2024

    | Photo: AP/Michael Varaklas : Greece Strike
  • In Photos: Glimpses Of The Britain Costume Auction

    The costumes have been donated by Cosprop in support of The Bright Foundation, an arts education charity, established and funded by John Bright, to provide life-enhancing, creative experiences for children and young people facing disadvantage.

    BY Photo Webdesk February 28, 2024

    | Photo: AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth : Britain Costume Auction
  • Dubai Tennis C'ships: Sumit Nagal Goes Down Fighting To Lorenzo Sonego In Round Of 32

    India's top-ranked men's singles tennis player Sumit Nagal lost his round of 32 match at the Dubai Tennis Championships 2024 to Italy's Lorenzo Sonego late on Tuesday, February 27. Nagal went down fighting 4-6 7-5 1-6 against the Italian. Sonego will next meet top seed Daniil Medvedev, who defeated Alexander Shevchenko 6-3, 7-5 in his opening match. Meanwhile, top seeds Rohan Bopanna and his Australian partner Matthew Ebden entered the men's doubles quarter-finals with a straight-sets win over the Tunisian-Pakistani pair of Skander Mansouri and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi. Bopanna and Ebden, who won the Australian Open last month, took one hour and 41 minutes to get the better of Mansouri and Qureshi 7-6(4) 7-6(5) in the round of 16.

    BY Photo Webdesk February 28, 2024

    | Photo: AP/Kamran Jebreili : Dubai Tennis Championships 2024: Sumit Nagal vs Lorenzo Sonego
  • NBA: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Powers Oklahoma City Thunder To Sixth Successive Win

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 31 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 112-95 on Wednesday, February 28 for their sixth consecutive victory, Associated Press reported. Jalen Williams had 24 points and Chet Holmgren added 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Thunder, who held Houston to 38.9% shooting. Oklahoma City are tied with Minnesota for the best record in the Western Conference. Alperen Sengun had 23 points and 11 rebounds and Jabari Smith Jr. added 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Rockets, who also lost to the Thunder earlier this week.

    BY Photo Webdesk February 28, 2024

    | Photo: AP/Kyle Phillips : NBA 2023-24: Oklahoma CIty Thunder vs Houston Rockets
  • FA Cup: Five-Star Erling Haaland Takes Manchester City Into Quarter-Finals

    In an early morning FA Cup 2023-24 fifth-round duel, star Norwegian striker Erling Haaland scored five goals to power Manchester City into the quarter-finals, courtesy a 6-2 win against Luton. It was his eighth hat-trick in a season-and-a-half with City and the second time he has scored five in a single game for the club. Elsewhere, second-tier leaders Leicester City joined Pep Guardiola’s side in the quarter-finals as they beat Bournemouth 1-0 owing to Abdul Fatawu's extra-time goal. Newcastle United too marched into the last-eight stage via a tense penalty shootout victory following a 1-1 stalemate.

    BY Photo Webdesk February 28, 2024

    | Photo: AP/Alastair Grant : FA Cup 2023-24, Round 5: Luton Town vs Manchester City
  • WPL 2024: Renuka Singh Thakur, Smriti Mandhana Power RCB's 8-Wicket Win Over Gujarat Giants

    Set up expertly by India seamer Renuka Singh Thakur and her new-ball burst, the Smriti Mandhana-led Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Gujarat Giants by eight wickets in the Women's Premier League 2024 group-stage fixture on Tuesday, February 27. This win marks RCB's back-to-back victories in their first two matches of this season. Chasing a modest target of 108 runs, RCB got there in 12.3 overs with eight wickets in hand after captain Smriti Mandhana provided a flying start. Mandhana smashed three boundaries in the first over of Lea Tahuhu and set the tone for the chase. She made 43 runs in 27 balls with eight fours and one six. Sabbhineni Meghana (36 not out off 28 balls) continued her good form and played with an attacking mindset. She remained unbeaten along with Ellyse Perry and took the team past the line. Earlier, Renuka Singh Thakur bowled her full quota of four overs on the trot and returned with impressive figures of 4-0-14-2. She was awarded the Player of the Match for her performance.

    BY Photo Webdesk February 28, 2024

    | Photo: PTI/Shailendra Bhojak : WPL 2024: Gujarat Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
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