PM Modi's China Visit: Optics or Substance?

PM Narendra Modi, on his first visit to China, is working on his promise of moving the bilateratal relationship from inches to miles, as he called it. On his first day, the PM visited Xi’an, the hometown of Chinese President Xi Jinping, and over a 90-minute conversation, raised a series of issues that have proven to be thorny for India, […]

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A first in India: Maharashtra to kickstart its own kabaddi league soon

MKL organisers at the auction on Thursday in Mumbai. (Source: Express photo by Amit Chakravarty) Modelled along the lines of the Pro Kabaddi League, the Maharashtra State Kabaddi Association (MSKA) is set to inaugurate its own Maharashtra Kabaddi League (MKL). While the latter has assumed a format set by the marquee event, the state-based tournament has introduced a separate women’s […]

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IPL 8 Team Standings: How they stack up

Captains of the teams share the podium at the inaugaration ceremony. The fight for the play-off spot is still wide open. If teams are locked on the same number of points, the number of wins take precedence over the net run-rate. With this principle, here are some of the possible scenarios. Chennai Super Kings Having already accumulated seven wins and […]

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Purse to Podiums: Discus Throw

Vikas Gowda of Men’s Discus Throw and Seema Antil Women’s Discus Throw. The Sports Ministry’s ambitious Target Olympics Podium Scheme (TOPS), announced its first batch of beneficiaries who will be allocated funds in the run-up to the Rio Olympics in 2016. Express takes stock of where the athletes in the short-list stand currently — to see what has worked for […]

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