Prime minister Manmohan Singh meant to cast no aspersions on cricket when he revealed he was no devotee of the game. He was only voicing the feelings of millions of people, the 'aam admis', as politicians with an eye on votes describe them, a class of people among whom there is little fervour for the so-called religion of cricket. These masses, less articulate than cricket fans, are drawn more to games like hockey and football.
Saturday, June 07, 2008 10:55:54 AM
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Following is the sports schedule for June 7, 2008:
Saturday, June 07, 2008 10:31:30 AM
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The Marxists have no love for a genre of fiction that takes digs at their leaders. Author Darshan Singh is feeling the heat over a book that caricatures former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Harkishan Singh Surjeet.
Saturday, June 07, 2008 10:31:04 AM
Vrindavan, June 7 (IANS) A Nigerian man has been caught with drugs in the holy town of Vrindavan in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, police said Saturday.
Saturday, June 07, 2008 9:56:02 AM
Bhubaneswar, June 7 (IANS) Maoist guerillas shot dead a leader of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Orissa's Koraput district, police said Saturday.
Saturday, June 07, 2008 9:25:59 AM
Ranchi, June 7 (IANS) Foreign lands seem to lure Jharkhand ministers, with the United States, Switzerland and France being their favourite destinations - even though little benefit seems to have accrued to the state from these official tours.
Saturday, June 07, 2008 8:31:06 AM
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Guitar and bass are passe. Now it's instruments like the tabla, sitar, flute and harmonium that are being used to create 'alternative progressive rock' - a new genre that is fast becoming a rage among the youth in urban India.
Saturday, June 07, 2008 8:06:30 AM
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Heeding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's call for austerity measures following the hike in petroleum prices, Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi Friday said he planned to travel by economic class on domestic tours and asked officers of his ministry to follow suit.
Friday, June 06, 2008 11:38:46 PM
Chennai, June 6 (IANS) Seventeen people, including three women, were arrested Friday in a fishing village here after a fight over money led to a police cane charge in which some people were injured.
Friday, June 06, 2008 11:34:00 PM
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) India has more than 500,000 co-operative societies to cater to the needs of workers, making it one of the largest in the world, Minister of State for Labour Oscar Fernandes has said.
Friday, June 06, 2008 11:26:41 PM
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