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US Open singles champion to earn record $3.5 million

This year’s U.S. Open men’s and women’s singles champions will each earn a record $3.5 million, up from $3.3 million in 2015. The U.S. Tennis Association announced Tuesday the total tournament purse will be $46.3 million, a $4 million increase from a year ago. The U.S. Open has the largest purse of the four majors. The payout for each round Read More

British Open: Caddie rushed to hospital after being hit on head

A British Open caddie was taken to hospital after being hit on the head by a stray shot from former world number one Vijay Singh during a practice round on Tuesday. William Ciplinski, bagman for American veteran Marco Dawson, was lying flat out on a golf buggy when he was initially taken to the medical centre at Royal Troon. Open Read More

Asia disputes must be resolved peacefully, without coercion: US

The United States said on Tuesday it had an interest in seeing territorial and maritime disputes resolved without coercion, after an arbitration court ruling that China has no historic title over the waters of the South China Sea. “We have an enduring interest in seeing territorial and maritime disputes in the Asia Pacific, including in the South China Sea, resolved Read More

Paranormal investigator’s death a mystery, Delhi police look for clues

Four days after 32-year-old paranormal investigator Gaurav Tiwari was found dead in the bathroom of his Dwarka house, police are yet to establish the sequence of events that led to his death. Sources said investigators found a stole in the bathroom and suspect he hanged himself with it. However, sources said police believe this is unlikely. Police said they have Read More

Lava X80 tablet launched with 8-inch HD display at Rs 9,999

Lava has launched a new 8-inch Android tablet in India. Lava X80 features an 8-inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Lava is pitching X80 as a multimedia device priced at Rs 9,999. Lava X80 runs on a relatively older Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. “We are delighted to announce the launch of Lava X80. Read More

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RBI recruitment 2016: Assistant archivist mark sheet, cut off released

Reserve Bank of India has released the mark sheet and cut off marks of the recruitment examination of Assistant Archivist in Grade A 2016. The candidates can check their cut off marks from the official website of the RBI — The exam was held in June 2016. The RBI had declared the result for the written examination on July 8, Read More

China has ‘no historic rights’ in South China Sea: Tribunal

China has no legal basis to claim “historic rights” to islands in the South China Sea, an international tribunal ruled on Tuesday in a bitter dispute that risks stoking further tensions in Southeast Asia. “The Tribunal concluded that there was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights within the sea areas falling within the ‘nine-dash line’,” the Hague-based Permanent Read More

India vs West Indies: WICB sanctions Denesh Ramdin over his Twitter rant

West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin has been sanctioned by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) for his Twitter rant last week, in which he had expressed dissatisfaction at being left out of the squad for the upcoming Test series against India. The WICB said that actions of the former captain had been in ‘contravention of their policy’ and had moved to penalize the player. The release Read More

Why a protester injured in violence in Kashmir threatened to beat me

At the Sri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital in Srinagar, Mohammad Yasin, whose eyes were hit by pellets, lay on a bed. I was talking to Yasin’s cousin when I saw him murmuring in a feeble voice. Then, all of a sudden, Yasin thundered at me, “Get out of here. Or the situation will turn bad for you. I will Read More

Ford releases Mustang at Rs. 65 lakh

The US car major Ford today launched its iconic sports car ‘Mustang’ in India, priced at Rs 65 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). This is the first time in Mustang’s 52-year history that the company has launched the model in India. The sports cars is powered by a 5 litre V8 petrol engine and delivers power of 401PS. It is capable of Read More