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World number one Henin announces retirement

LIMELETTE, May 14: Women’s world number one Justine Henin on Wednesday announced her retirement from competitive tennis, at a press conference in her native Belgium. “I have decided to put an end to my tennis-playing career,” she said, confirming reports in the Belgian press that she was quitting the sport [...]

Charged out ‘Chargers’

NEW DELHI, IANS: Delhi Daredevils are in a must-win situation in their match against Deccan Chargers on Thursday after losing to Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League match on Tuesday. After losing their last three matches Daredevils have slipped to fifth position in the standings. They cannot afford [...]

SSB gets its first women’s unit

KULLU: Moving with the times and recognising varied roles women play in every walk of life, country’s security establishment has woken up to their capabilities. Earlier this year, BSF began inducting women constables, primarily for frisking duties, checking human-trafficking and drug-peddling along the borders, and now Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) [...]

Now, data on AIDS just a click away

NEW DELHI: Information relating to AIDS, poverty and slums and their correlation will now be just a simple click of a mouse away. Housing and urban poverty alleviation minister Kumari Selja on Tuesday launched a website, “HIV response corner”, aimed at highlighting the relationship between poverty and the deadly disease [...]

Gujjar-Raje govt talks stalled yet again

BHARATPUR: Efforts by Rajasthan government to end the 18-day-old Gujjar stir on Tuesday ran into rough weather with the community leadership making fresh demands of release of arrested women activists and withdrawal of murder charges against 20 protestors as pre-condition for further talks. Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla, who had [...]

Reliance staff, contractor booked for IPCL blast

NAVI MUMBAI: The Nago-thane police have booked five top Reliance officials and the contractor under section 304 (A) of the Indian Penal Code for causing death due to negligence at the chemical explosion in the Reliance-owned Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (IPCL) plant on Friday. Among those booked is the Nagothane [...]

Court refuses to hear Rajesh Talwar’s bail plea

GHAZIABAD: A special court on Monday declined to hear the bail application of Rajesh Talwar, key accused in the Noida twin murder case, on the ground that it was not empowered to take up the plea. Special Magistrate for CBI cases Sapna Mishra observed that the sessions court was competent [...]

‘Despite issues, confrontation with China to be avoided’

NEW DELHI: Recent reports of Chinese incursions and Beijing’s claims over chunks of Indian territory notwithstanding, Defence Minister A K Antony on Tuesday said India will follow a non-confrontationist approach towards its neighbours. “We (India) are not ignoring (these incidents). To a maximum extent, we will try to avoid confrontation,” [...]