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IND Vs BAN: Invitation Sent To PM Modi For First Day-Night Test In India; Tendulkar, Anand, Mirza Likely To Grace Match

Oct 31, 2019 PTI

India's first-ever Day-Night Test match, against Bangladesh at Kolkata's iconic Eden Gardens stadium from November 22-26, is likely to be a sporting festival

Viswanathan Anand Gives MS Dhoni The Best Possible Compliment - READ

Sep 12, 2019 PTI

Both Viswanathan Anand and MS Dhoni have conquered their respective fields, and the chess wizard's praise of the cricketer reflects the true stature of former India captain


Grand Swiss Tournament: Viswanathan Anand To Spearhead India Team

Alongwith Viswanathan Anand, the Grand Swiss Tournament will feature the likes of Magnus Carlsen, Wesley So, and Hikaru Nakamura.

Magnus Carlsen Beats Fabiano Caruana To Defend World Chess Championship Title

Nov 30, 2018

The challenge proved to be one of the most difficult ones for the reigning world champion as both the players played 12 draw matches leading them to the tie-breaker.


'Leave India' Controversy: Viswanathan Anand Empathises With Virat Kohli, Says Cricketer Was Caught At Weak Moment

Reacting to fans' comment, Kohli had shot back saying: "I don't mind you not liking me but I don't think you should live in our country and like other things. Get your priorities right."


08 June, 2012

Chennai Corner

Pushpa Iyengar

Unlike her other two terms, the message Jayalalitha wants to send out this time is that she is a working CM, deserving of a national role


26 January, 2008

The Padma Awards

No Bharat Ratna as expected, but as many as 13 Padma Vibhushans, including many contenders for the top civilian award including Sachin Tendulkar, Vishy Anand, Ratan Tata, E. Sreedharan, while Pranab Mukherjee is the sole politician to have sneaked in


27 December, 2007
Viswanathan Anand

Top Of The World

PTI

The year 2007 witnessed a golden period for Indian chess with Viswanathan Anand reaching the top of the world ranking list while also becoming World Champion.


02 June, 2007

'Critical To Keep Up With Trends'

Sheelpa Kothari

'The amount of database you have is tremendous and what was relevant three-four years ago may not work now. People are generating ideas much faster. That kind of puts pressure on you.'


15 March, 2007

'Unexpected Bonus'

Sheelpa Kothari

'I thought I will win the title (Morelia-Linares) but the world number one ranking is a pleasant surprise. I am up there with my best performance.'


07 February, 2006

Catch Me If You Can

Sheelpa Kothari

'Some critics say I am too much of a gentleman to show killer instinct. I guess after my win in Corus (his fifth), my critics will have to think of something new now.'


28 July, 2003

"I Am Not Giving Importance To The Grade'

Relieved at achieving the elusive GM title, the country's ninth and latest grandmaster says he's not giving prominence to the feat, lest complacency sets in


11 June, 2003

'The Circus Has To Stop'

S. Anand

Lamenting the 'politics' in chess, the wizard feels 'the sport is suffering due to lack of clarity at the top'


09 May, 2003

'The Heart And Mind Have Performed Their Roles'

After a string of fine performances last year, the maestro has his eyes set on the elusive 2800 Elo rating


28 June, 2001

Anand Goes Down To Kramnik

Kramnik capitalises on an optical blunder by the world champion in the third game


Photo Gallery

Army personnel perform stunts during an event to mark to 'Azadi ke Amrit Mahotsav' in Jalandhar.

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Women walk near an encounter site between security forces and militants at Pampore area of Pulwama District. Two militants, including Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Umar Mushtaq Khandey, were killed in the gun battle.

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Members of Hindu Jagran Manch in a candle light rally protest against the alleged attack on the ISKCON temple at Bangladesh,in Kolkata.

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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia addresses a press conference, in Jalandhar.

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Actor Jayasurya, who won the best actor award in his film 'Vellam' at the 51st Kerala State Film Awards, poses for a photograph with his family members in Kochi.

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The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

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Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

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With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

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One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

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