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The winners of 2017 US Open lawn tennis

The winners of 2017 US Open lawn tennis

The 2017 US Open was the 137th edition of tennis' US Open and the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. It was held on outdoor hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City. Experimental rules featured in qualifying for the main draw as well as in the junior, wheelchair and exhibition events. The

Rajiv Kumar: New NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman

Rajiv Kumar: New NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman

Economist Dr. Rajiv Kumar has been appointed (August 5, 2017) as the new Vice-Chairman of the government think tank NITI Aayog. Present vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya had stepped down earlier this month. The Columbia University professor will be returning to the U.S. to rejoin academia.  Dr. Vinod Paul, pediatrician at AIIMS,

Khel Ratna and Arjuna award announced

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The award selection committee announced and sent names to the Sports Ministry for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna awards on August 03, 2017 .Two-time Paralympic gold medallist Devendra Jhajharia is the first paralympian to be recommended for the country’s highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

India’s Hockey legend Mohammad Shahid breathed his last

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The 56-year-old, who was battling kidney and liver problems, breathed his last on July 20, 2016 at a Gurgaon hospital. He was part of the Vasudevan Baskaran-led Indian team that clinched the gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. India’s hockey legend Mohammad Shahid was one of the greatest players of

Poet, litterateur C. Narayana Reddy passed away

Eminent poet, litterateur C. Narayana Reddy died

Eminent poet, litterateur and Jnanpith awardee C. Narayana Reddy, popularly known as CiNaRe, passed away in the early hours of June 12, 2017, aged 85. He was taken to a hospital following health complications and was declared dead. CiNaRe, born on July 29, 1931 in Hanumajipet of erstwhile Karimnagar district,

The 2017 Wimbledon Championship

The 2017 Wimbledon Championships

The 2017 Wimbledon Championships,a Grand Slam tennis tournament,  took place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The main draw matches commenced on 3 July 2017 and concluded on 16 July 2017. Roger Federer won the Gentlemen's Singles title for a record eighth time. Garbiñe Muguruza won the Ladies' Singles title. The 2017

Legendary sitar player Rais Khan Dies

Legendary sitar player Rais Khan

India-born legendary sitar player Ustad Rais Khanpassed away in Pakistan on May 6, 2017. He was 77. He was reportedly diagnosed with an ailment and had been bedridden for quite some time. He breathed his last in Karachi. He is survived by his wife, renowned singer Bilqees Khanum, and four sons. Ustad Rais was

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