Nick Kyrgios stuns Rafael Nadal in Cincinnati Open quarters
Aug 19, 2017 09:16 IST
what happened: Nick Kyrgios beat top seed Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-5 to reach the Cincinnati Open semifinals on Friday.
what it means: Both players were forced to play back-to-back matches in Cincinnati after rain wreaked havoc. Kyrgios returned to complete a last-16 win over Ivo Karlovic, while Nadal outclassed Albert Ramos Vinolas.
what next: Kyrgios, a four-time ATP Tour winner, will face David Ferrer in the final four.
Uttarakhand serves notices to IAS officers absent on I Day
Aug 18, 2017 18:42 IST
Uttarakhand Secretariat building /
what happened: The chief secretary sought explanation from 54 IAS officers who bunked Independence Day function.
what it means: Chief Minister TS Rawat was left red-faced when he found several officials missing from the function in Dehradun. He asked for a list of absentees and wanted officials to take action against them.
what next: The errant officials could face adverse entry in records. Reports from districts is awaited.
17 taken ill after chlorine gas leakage in Dehradun
Aug 18, 2017 18:38 IST
what happened: Seventeen people fell ill after gas leaked at a water works unit of the Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan.
what it means: Chlorine gas leaked from a cylinder, which was thrown into water to neutralise it. Many people who were sleeping at that time were rushed to hospital after they complained of difficulty in breathing.
what next: The managing director of the Jan Sansthan said an inquiry is being conducted into the gas leak.
India objects to Chinese intrusions, offers talks
Aug 18, 2017 17:29 IST
what happened: India says it will "engage" with China for a "mutually acceptable solution" on the Dokalam issue.
what it means: Chinese soldiers entering Indian territory in Ladakh wasn't in the interests of either country, the foreign ministry said.
what next: Ties between the Asian powers continues to be tense and it will take time before the face-off ends.
CBI must probe Gorakhpur deaths: Akhilesh Yadav
Aug 18, 2017 17:11 IST
what happened: Akhilesh Yadav blames 'rampant corruption' for the deaths of children in a Gorakhpur govt hospital.
what it means: The SP leader accuses Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of not knowing what's happening in his home district Gorakhpur.
what next: The CBI should be asked to probe the cause of deaths, says Yadav, a former chief minister of UP.
Death toll in Spain attacks rises to 14
Aug 18, 2017 16:59 IST
what happened: The death toll in a double attack in Spain rose to 14, emergency services said on Friday.
what it means: Spain reels from the 2 vehicle rampages that saw drivers plough into pedestrians in Barcelona, Cambrils.
what next: At least 34 nationalities were among victims of the attack, which was claimed by the Islamic State.
Upul Tharanga to lead Sri Lanka in ODI series against India
Aug 15, 2017 22:35 IST
what happened: Upul Tharanga will lead a 15-man Sri Lanka squad in the the five-match ODI series against India.
what it means: The upcoming series will be Upal Tharanga’s first series in charge of the team after Angelo Mathews gave up the ODI captaincy following the 2-3 loss against Zimbabwe in July.
what next: Sri Lanka will face India in the first ODI in Dambulla on August 20.
Maria Sharapova awarded US Open main draw wildcard
Aug 15, 2017 22:03 IST
what happened: Maria Sharapova has been granted a wildcard for the main draw of the 2017 US Open.
what it means: Five-time Major champion Maria Sharapova of Russia will play her first Grand Slam event since serving a 15-month doping suspension.
what next: The 30-year-old has withdrawn from US Open warm-up events in Toronto and Cincinnati due to injury.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo receives five-match ban
Aug 14, 2017 19:26 IST
what happened: Cristiano Ronaldo was suspended for five game after pushing referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea.
what it means: Ronaldo was banned for 5 matches after being sent off for committing a second bookable offence and then pushing the referee in Real Madrid's 3-1 Supercopa de Espana first-leg victory over Barcelona.
what next: Real Madrid will face FC Barcelona in the Supercopa de Espana 2nd leg on August 17.
India complete series sweep with emphatic win over SL
Aug 14, 2017 15:17 IST
what happened: India beat SL by an innings and 171 runs in Pallekele to complete a historic 3-0 clean sweep.
what it means: SL were all out for 181 in their 2nd innings after being asked to follow on. R Ashwin was the pick of the Indian bowlers with 4/68. This is India's 1st-ever clean sweep in a 3-Test series overseas.
what next: Both team will square off in a five-match ODI series, starting August 20.
Yuvraj Singh not included in squad for Sri Lanka ODI, T20I
Aug 13, 2017 20:52 IST
what happened: Indian selectors left out Yuvraj Singh from the limited overs series against Sri Lanka.
what it means: Yuvraj Singh was dropped from the India squad after the ODI series against West Indies. Manish Pandey and Rohit Sharma will be making a return to the squad which will play 5 ODIs and one T20I.
what next: India will take on Sri Lanka in the first ODI on August 20 in Dambulla.
India in command in Pallekele Test as Sri Lanka follow on
Aug 13, 2017 17:56 IST
what happened: Sri Lanka are following on in the Pallekele Test after being bowled out 135 in their first innings
what it means: India are on top in the 3rd Test after enforcing follow-on vs Sri Lanka, who were 19/1 in their 2nd innings after being all out for 135 in the first. Earlier, Hardik Pandya's ton took India to 487.
what next: Sri Lanka will need to add another 333 runs to avoid an innings defeat.
Usain Bolt injured in final race as Britain win 4x100m gold
Aug 13, 2017 08:14 IST
what happened: Bolt’s final race ended in disappointment as he suffered a muscle cramp in the 4x100m relay final.
what it means: Usain Bolt received the baton with Jamaica in 3rd, but halfway down the finishing straight the sprinter pulled up clutching his left thigh, eventually doing a forward somersault to the ground.
what next: Usain Bolt bows out with 19 major gold medals and holds the world records in 100m, 200m.
Late Britos header as Watford hold Liverpool in EPL opener
Aug 12, 2017 19:29 IST
what happened: Watford snatched an injury-time equaliser in a pulsating 3-3 draw against Liverpool on Saturday.
what it means: Miguel Britos scored late for Watford. Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane scored for Liverpool while Stefano Okaka, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Britos found the target for the hosts.
what next: Though the draw is disappointing, Reds will take heart that new signing Salah scored on debut.
India blow good start, 329/6 at Day 1 stumps of 3rd Test
Aug 12, 2017 17:41 IST
what happened: India were 329/6 at stumps on Day 1 of the third Test against Sri Lanka in Pallekele.
what it means: Shikhar Dhawan scored a century, while KL Rahul posted 85 in a 188-run opening stand, only for the hosts to come back strongly in the final two sessions of the day.
what next: Wriddhiman Saha and Hardik Pandya will resume India's innings on Day 2 of the Test.
Nobel laureates urge Saudi king to halt 14 executions
Aug 12, 2017 14:19 IST
what happened: Ten Nobel Peace Prize winners asked for mercy for 14 young people sentenced over protests in 2012.
what it means: The 14 face execution for violence against security forces, photographing the demonstrations, and posting photos on social media and inviting people to participate.
what next: Saudi justice ministry said death penalties are reviewed by an appeals court and the supreme court.
North Korea n-issue needs peaceful resolution: Xi to Trump
Aug 12, 2017 13:40 IST
what happened: Donald Trump and Xi Jinping reiterated their mutual commitment to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula.
what it means: The leaders discussed the escalating tension after Kim Jong-un threatened to fire missiles at Guam, a US island territory, after the US sponsored a resolution imposing new sanctions on Pyongyang.
what next: Trump will meet Xi this year, and officials said a peaceful resolution to the issue can be expected.
JD(U) removes Sharad Yadav as party Rajya Sabha leader
Aug 12, 2017 13:27 IST
what happened: Seven Rajya Sabha and two Lok Sabha members of the party announce his exit in a letter.
what it means: Yadav opposes Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's decision to partner with the BJP and may become his rival.
what next: The party’s August 19 national executive meeting could sack Yadav and other rebels.
Sharad Yadav show of strength rally today
Aug 10, 2017 11:47 IST
what happened: JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav will begin on Thursday a 3-day tour of Bihar to interact with party workers
what it means: The rebels within the party want to rattle CM Nitish Kumar after he "unilaterally" decided to align with the BJP. The rally is an attempt by Yadav to try and strengthen his position in the party.
what next: There is buzz that Yadav, who is reportedly miffed with Nitish, maybe expelled from party.
Outrage after dance party in UP school
Aug 10, 2017 11:25 IST
what happened: A village leader's family held a dance party at a school in Mirzapur district for a birthday.
what it means: The school was closed for Raksha Bandhan on Monday and questions are being asked how the family got in.
what next: Officials will consider taking action against the village leader whose family littered the school.
Chandigarh stalking: Vikas Barala in court today
Aug 10, 2017 11:14 IST
what happened: The Haryana BJP chief's son Vikas Barala is accused of stalking the daughter of an IAS officer.
what it means: After 4 days of pressure from the public, opposition and media over influencing the investigation and diluting charges, Vikas Barala, who had ignored police summons, joined the probe on Wednesday.
what next: Barala will be produced in court on Thursday. He has been charged with attempt to kidnap.
Octogenarian tries to set himself on fire in Cal high court
Aug 08, 2017 12:30 IST
what happened: Around 12 noon the man tried self immolation at the crowded court of the chief justice.
what it means: The man sprinkled inflammable liquid on himself inside the court and tried to set himself on fire. Lawyers overpowered him when he tried to light a match stick. He kept saying "I want justice".
what next: Policemen took him to a doctor. Lawyers wondered how could he enter the court with flammable liquid.
England beat South Africa in Manchester Test, win series 3-1
Aug 07, 2017 22:21 IST
what happened: England beat South Africa by 177 runs in the Manchester Test to clinch the four-match series 3-1.
what it means: South Africa suffered a batting collapse after recovering from three wickets down in their second innings to suffered their third loss in the series. Moeen Ali picked five wickets for the hosts.
what next: England will next host West Indies in a three-Test series, starting from August 17.
Kerala High Court lifts BCCI's life ban on S Sreesanth
Aug 07, 2017 15:08 IST
what happened: The Kerala High Court revoked the BCCI life ban on former team India speedster S Sreesanth Monday.
what it means: Last year a special court in Delhi acquitted Sreesanth in the spot fixing case. He then approached the BCCI to remove the ban but his plea was turned down. Later, he approached the Kerala High Court.
what next: The BCCI is likely to challenge the High Court verdict in the Supreme Court.