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Pellegrini hopes to snap Pep jinx

Manuel Pellegrini’s record against Pep Guardiola is a sorry one but he gets another chance to finally put one over his tormentor when Manchester City host holders Bayern Munich in the Champions League

Venus sets up Kvitova date


Venus sets up Kvitova date

Former players express shock at Pakistan’s defeat

Former Pakistan cricketers reacted with disbelief to their national team’s shock defeat against Zimbabwe in the first one-day International, saying both batsmen and bowlers put up an extremely disappointing performance.

Srini to chair meeting?


As the crucial working committee meeting of BCCI is scheduled to be held in Kolkata on Sunday, reports suggest that N. Srinivasan is keen to chair the proceedings. As the previous meeting in Delhi had to be adjourned as “emergent” was not mentioned in the circular and Kolkata meet, which is the last meeting of the committee before the AGM, holds a lot of significance.

Gangrape victim dies, Delhi braces for protests

The 23-year-old whose gangrape on a bus in New Delhi sparked protests all across the country died on Saturday in a Singapore hospital after suffering severe organ failure. As authorities braced for more unrest on the streets, police reinforcements could be seen fanning out across the centre of New Delhi ahead of the return of her body later in the day.

Much as I am tempted to see the fuss over Ved Pratap Vaidik’s posturing as a warning against busybodies and meddlers, wholesale condemnation of what is known as Track Two diplomacy might be unfair.

There is considerable speculation about when the Planning Commission will be reconstituted and who will occupy the largest room in Yojana Bhavan.