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15 January, 2018 5:29 PM Fed Cup: India grouped with tough Kazakhstan, China

The fourth team in Pool A is Hong Kong. Pool B comprises Chinese Taipei, Japan, Thailand and Korea. New Delhi: India were on Monday clubbed with the formidable Kazakhstan, who have World No. 54 Yuliya Putintseva in their ranks, and China for the Asia/Oceania Group I competition in Fed Cup, scheduled to be held here from February 7-10. The fourth team in Pool A is Hong Kong. Pool B comprises 18

15 January, 2018 4:05 AM Softbank plans $18 billion IPO of mobile phone unit this year: Report

SoftBank Group Corp plans to list its mobile-phone business and raise some $18 billion, the Nikkei newspaper said, a spin-off that would complete the Japanese telecoms conglomerate's transformation into a global technology investor. The parent will sell some 30 percent of SoftBank Corp. It plans to apply to the Tokyo Stock Exchange for the IPO as early 34

12 January, 2018 5:38 AM Stricken Iranian oil tanker drifts into Japan’s economic zone: coast guard

Tanker carrying condensate oil drifted from accident site off near to Shanghai A stricken Iranian oil tanker drifted into Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman for Japan's Coast Guard told Reuters on Friday, as strong winds pushed the burning ship away from the Chinese coast. The ship, which has been ablaze for almost 18

8 January, 2018 12:19 PM India names four uncapped players

Bengaluru: India has named four uncapped players in its squad for the Four Nations invitational hockey tournament in New Zealand, while P.R. Sreejesh returns to action after a lengthy injury-forced absence. Young players Dilpreet Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad Simranjeet Singh and goalkeeper Krishan Pathak are all in line to make their senior debut at the start 18

6 January, 2018 3:17 PM N. Korea likely to take part in Winter Olympics

It expects to send a figure skating pair North Korea’s representative at the International Olympic Committee said the country expects to send a figure skating pair to compete at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea next month, Japan’s Kyodo News reported on Saturday. Chang Ung, a North Korean IOC member, told reporters at Beijing’s International 28

6 January, 2018 2:35 PM India announce women's tennis squad for Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group 1

New Delhi: India's women's tennis squad for the Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group 1 event was announced on Saturday. Ankita Raina, Karman Kaun Thandi, Pranjala Yadlapalli and Prarthana Thombare are part of the squad that will compete in the event, to be held from February 7 to 10 at the RK Khanna Tennis Stadium. Ace doubles specialist Sania Mirza is not part of the group 24

6 January, 2018 1:05 PM Former president of Japan's Toyota dies at 88

Toyota's former president Tatsuro Toyoda, who helped the Japanese auto giant establish a foothold in North America, has died at the age of 88, the company said today. Toyoda, an uncle of current Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda, died of pneumonia on December 30, the firm said in a statement. His funeral has already been held and was attended by close relatives 42

5 January, 2018 10:38 AM John Lennon's 1969 Honda Monkey Bike To Be Auctioned

A Honda Monkey bike used by John Lennon is expected to fetch more than 30,000 GBP (over ₹ 25 lakh), when it goes to auction in March. The 1969 Honda Z50A K1 'Short Tail' was owned by Lennon from 1969 to 1971, when he used it as a runaround in his country house in Surrey, England. The bike was sold by Lennon in 1971 to Henry Graham, the same year the Beatle 34

4 January, 2018 4:30 PM Ankita to lead India’s challenge

Ankita Raina will lead the Indian challenge at Asia-Oceania Group I in Fed Cup tennis, to be hosted in New Delhi’s DLTA from February 7 to 10. Ankita has been selected alongside Karman Kaur Thandi, Pranjala Yadlapalli and Prarthana Thombare. Sania Mirza, who is carrying an injury, will not play. The selectors also have reserves in Zeel Desai and Rutuja 19

3 January, 2018 9:47 AM Tata Motors ties up with Westport Fuel Systems to meet 2020 BS-VI challenge

Commercial vehicle market leader Tata Motors has formed an alliance with Canada-based Westport Fuel Systems Inc to source Bharat Stage VI type engines for its CNG-fired range of trucks and buses. The development and supply agreement with Tata Motors is for its 4 and 6 cylinder natural gas spark-ignited commercial vehicle engine family. As for the diesel 58