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Narendra Modi wishes success to India's Commonwealth Games athletes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished a 215-strong Indian contingent success in the Commonwealth Games 2014. Photo: PTI/ File

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his best wishes to Indian athletes for the Commonwealth Games beginning in Glasgow today.

We are ready, declares Glasgow

The Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow will play host to the track and field events and the closing ceremony.

“You bet we’re ready,” declared Glasgow’s council leader as the Scottish city once again welcomed the world to the banks of the River Clyde for the 20th Commonwealth Games.

Usain Bolt, Mo Farah headline stellar line-up

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt and middle-distance king Mo Farah headline a stellar track and field line-up at the Commonwealth Games, which starts in Glasgow on Wednesday.

Sachin Tendulkar special in opening ceremony

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar is set to play a special part in Wednesday’s opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games here.

Two indian athletes pull out at last minute

The Indian contingent suffered a jolt on Tuesday with two athletes pulling out of the Commonwealth Games.

Under no pressure, says Krishna Poonia

Discus thrower Krishna Poonia clinched the gold during the 2010 Delhi Games.

Being a defending champion, at times, can be an added pressure for an athlete but discus thrower Krishna Poonia is unperturbed by this fact.

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.