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21 hours ago
Big B obliges selfie seekers in Glasgow

Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is in Glasgow to shoot Badla, says he was pleasantly surprised to see the number of Indian migrants there, among whom were some selfie seekers too. Big B blogged about the experience: The 'Badla' first day with all the confusion and uncertainty began today... Out on the streets of this city of Glasgow...cloudy, drizzle, then sun... th...

1 day ago
Major fire devastates Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow, June 16 (IANS) Glasgow's world-renowned School of Art has been ravaged by another huge blaze, four years after part of the building was destroyed by fire, emergency services said on Saturday. More than 120 firefighters were at the scene to tackle the blaze at Mackintosh Building, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said on Twitter. Flames destroyed the building after i...

1 day ago
Amitabh starts shooting for 'Badla' in Glasgow

Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has started shooting for Sujoy Ghosh's next Badla in Glasgow. Whoa! 9.5 hours on the road from London to Glasgow... starting shoot for 'BADLA' ... pehle din hi badla le liya unit ne (The unit took revenge on the first day of shoot itself) Amitabh tweeted on Saturday. The 75-year-old thespian also took to his blog and wrote that it ...

1 day ago
Major fire ravages Glasgow art school

Glasgow, June 16 (IANS) Glasgow's world-renowned School of Art has been gutted by another huge blaze, four years after part of the building was destroyed by fire, a Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said. Flames ripped through the celebrated Mackintosh building, after it caught fire at around 11.15 p.m., on Friday, the BBC report said. Nearby buildings, including the C...

3 days ago
Fires break out in towers in Britain on Grenfell anniversary

London, June 15 (IANS) Two separate fires broke out in high-rise residential blocks in London and Glasgow, on the first anniversary of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire. Eight people were treated for smoke inhalation after a fire started in a kitchen in a 14th floor flat at Commercial Court in the Gorbals area of Glasgow on Thursday morning. Video from resident Stacey Holmes showed...

13 days ago
Kompany, Januzaj make Belgium's 2018 World Cup squad

Brussels, June 4 (IANS) Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez announced Monday the final squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup including Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany and Real Sociedad midfielder Adnan Januzaj, who replaced Roma's Radja Nainggolan. The coach excluded goalkeeper Matz Sels, defenders Christian Kabasele and Jordan Lukaku as well as forward Christian Benteke, reported Ef...

16 days ago
Weightlifter Sanjita denies doping charge

Imphal, June 1 (IANS) Commonwealth Games (CWG) gold medal winning weightlifter Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu on Friday denied the doping charge against her. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) on Thursday handed a provisional suspension to the Manipuri weightlifter as she was found positive of anabolic steroid abuse. She had brought a gold medal from Gold Coast CWG in 53 ...

17 days ago
Zidane quits as Real Madrid coach

Madrid, May 31 (IANS) Fresh from winning his third consecutive Champions League title with Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane stunned the football world on Thursday by announcing his resignation as coach of the multiple La Liga champions. In a surprise press conference held alongside the club's president Florentino Pérez, the French coach explained that it was time for a change after three ye...

17 days ago
Pre-season in Scotland helped Real Kashmir clinch I-League qualification

Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) A solid pre-season in Scotland was one of the main reasons behind Real Kashmir FC scripting history to become the first football team from the valley to qualify for next season's I-League, their team manager Obaid Peer said. The Srinagar based outfit outwitted Delhi's Hindustan FC 3-2 in the second division league in Bengaluru on Wednesday to become the first team ...

18 days ago
Discus thrower Vikas Gowda announces retirement

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) India's star discus thrower Vikas Gowda announced his retirement on Wednesday. The current national record holder, who has represented India at the international level for 15 years, sent a letter to the Athletics Federation of India (AFI), informing the national body of his decision to call it a day. @vikgo70 Vikas Gowda, #India's greatest discus thrower,...

24 days ago
Watch TV only if you are physically fit, says research

London, May 24 (IANS) Want to spend more time watching television? If so, increase your fitness level and grip strength, else the screen time can double the risk of mortality, cardiovascular disease and cancer, warned a study. According to researchers, increasing the levels of strength and fitness may nullify the adverse health effects of spending a large portion of leisure time sitting ...

1 month ago
Disrupted body clock may cause mood disorders,depression

London, May 16 (IANS) Experiencing depression, mood instability, loneliness? Blame the disruption in your body's internal clock, researchers say. The study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, revealed that disturbances to the body's internal clock or the circadian rhythms are also associated with lower happiness and health satisfaction, and worse cognitive function. Our 24-hour ...

1 month ago
Male attractiveness not linked to women's hormone levels

London, May 7 (IANS) Do you think women tend to prefer a particular type of man when they are fertile? If you think so, nothing could be further from the truth as a new study says that women's perceptions of male attractiveness do not vary according to their hormone levels. These findings, published in the journal Psychological Science, run counter to the common assumption that sexual se...

1 month ago
Rangers remove interim head coach after Celtic loss

London, May 1 (IANS) Glasgow Rangers' interim head coach Graeme Murty has stepped down following the team's 0-5 thrashing at the hands of bitter rivals Celtic FC, the Scottish club confirmed on Tuesday. Murty had been in temporary charge since Pedro Caixinha's departure in October, and was under contract until the end of the season, reports Efe news agency. Graeme Murty has this ...

1 month ago
Celtic romp to SPL victory with 5-0 win over Old Firm rival Rangers

Glasgow, April 30 (IANS) Celtic clinched the Scottish Premier League title in emphatic style by demolishing its bitter cross-city rival Glasgow Rangers 5-0 at Celtic Park here. Brendan Rodgers' side romped to victory with a relentless and confident display of attacking football, while its Old Firm rival Rangers, whose form has dipped in recent matches unaided by the news that head coach ...

1 month ago
Next target Asian Games, Olympics medal: India's TT star Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) On cloud nine after bagging medals of every hue at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, India's highest-ranked table tennis star Sathiyan Gnanasekaran now eyes podium finishes at the upcoming Jakarta Asian Games and the 2020 Olympics. Starting the year as the 46th ranked player, India's highest, Sathiyan grabbed a team gold, men's doubles silver (with Achanta Shara...

2 months ago
India on right path to become sporting powerhouse, says IOA Chief

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) After the Indian contingent finished third in the medals tally at the just concluded 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG), an elated Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Chief Narinder Dhruv Batra on Monday said the nation is on the right path to become a sporting powerhouse. With a total of 66 medals, which included a grand haul of 26 Gold medals, 20 Silver and 20 Bronze...

2 months ago
India ends third best CWG show with seven medals on final day

Gold Coast (Australia), April 15 (IANS) The star badminton trio of Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth were the centre of attraction as the paddlers continued to snatch medals as the Indian contingent ended its campaign at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) on a high on Sunday. India bagged a total of seven medals on the final day. India finished the Games with 26 gold, 20 silv...

2 months ago
India end third best CWG show with six medals on final day

Gold Coast (Australia), April 15 (IANS) The star badminton trio of Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth were the centre of attraction as the Indian contingent ended their campaign at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) on a high here on Sunday. India bagged a total of six medals on the final day. India finished the Games with 26 golds, 20 silvers and 20 bronze medals. This year's...

2 months ago
CWG: Satwik-Chirag's men's doubles silver ends India's campaign

Gold Coast (Australia), April 15 (IANS) India's Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty on Sunday settled for the silver medal in men's doubles badminton at the 21st Commonwealth Games after going down meekly to England's Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge here. The Indian pair lost 13-21, 16-21 in the summit clash that lasted for 39 minutes at the Carrara Sports Arena, here. With the ...

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