25% tax slapped on IPL

Chennai: Tamil Nadu government unanimously passed an amendment to the entertainment bill at the state legislative assembly today. According to the amended bill three more industruies, including IPL would be

Govt relented: Hockey players awarded 1.5 lakh each

New Delhi: Sports Minister Ajay Maken has decided to hike the cash award to be awarded to the members of the Indian hockey team. The government has finally decided to pay the players 1.5 lakh per person under the Government Scheme of cash awards. Maken denied the earlier claim that the government did not have sufficient fund to pay the players. The minister said the government has been giving money to the players through various schemes. Meanwhile the Punjab government has declared to award the players with Rs 25000 per person. The government that the amount was not charity and that the players were receiving what they deserve. Indian hockey team rejected the meagre, pittance cash reward of Rs 25,000 per person offered to them by the Sports minister after winning the Asian Champions Trophy. The winning hockey national team was offered Rs 25,000 per player by the Sports Minister Ajay Maken during their felicitation ceremony. The players said that though they were not playing for money, the cash award of 25000 showed the governments negligence towards the sport. Narendra Batra Secretary General of  Hockey India had earlier declared that the federation had no money to give their players. He said,” it should be considered as dad’s gift to his children.&#

Indian hockey team insulted

New Delhi: Indian hockey team rejected the meagre cash reward of Rs 25,000 per person offered to them by the Sports minister after winning the Asian Champions Trophy. The winning hockey national team was offered Rs 25,000 per player by the Sports Minister Ajay Maken during their felicitation ceremony.

Vigilance enquiry against KCA

Thrissur: Thrissur Vigilance Court has ordered a probe into the corruption charges raised against Kerala Cricket Assosiation (KSA). In the 2007, India – Australia match held at Kochi, KCA has been accused of malpractices and

Tendulkar to meet surgeon

London: The Indian cricket teams senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been forced to sit out of the opening one-dayer against England here due to a toe injury. Tendulkar’s injury is said to have aggravated as he has been ignoring it for quite sometime.

Argentina wins 1-0

Kolkatta: Lionel Messi proved his worth as the captain of the team as he took Argentina to a thrilling victory against Venezuela on Friday. Messi’s first game with the captains armband proved those wrong who have accused him of being a better player for Barcelona

Dhoni is now Dr Dhoni

Leicester: An honorary Doctorate of Letters India’s was awarded to Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni by UK’s De Montfort University for his sporting achievements. The Doctorate was conferred on Dhoni by the Vice Chancellor of De Montfort

India’s maiden win in England

India’s maiden win in England England: India recorded their maiden win in their England tour with a six-wicket thumping of Sussex. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma cracked half-centuries in a rain-affected practice game on

India awaits Gambirs fitness report

England: Doctors are yet to provide the fitness report of Indias opening batsman Gautam Gambir who underwent an MRI scan in London. The team is waiting with bated breath as Gambir is critical to Indias plans in the limited overs

An irresistable offer

Chennai: The World Chess Federation (Fide) has swung into action following the world championship bid, which Moscow won ahead of Chennai. The Fide president, who personally met Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa two months ago before Chennai offered to host the Viswanathan Anand-Boris Gelfand match, has written a letter to her, explaining the circumstances in which Moscow won the bid and gave a written assurance that the 2013 match would be allotted to the south Indian city provided the All India Chess Federationn (AICF) extended its bid to the next championship. This is perhaps the first time that Fide has allotted a world championship to a city without a fresh bid. ‘To our knowledge this is the first time ever that Fide has offered a title match to anyone directly,’ Fide vice-president DV Sundar told media on Aug 11. It is now up to the AICF to weigh the pros and cons of the new offer and decide whether to go ahead with the bid. Fide president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has been successful in finding sponsors, mostly against the run of play when Fide struggled to raise sponsorship for the world championship in the last 10 years. At times, the federation’s selection of venues has also been mired in controversies but the president’s letter on Wednesday to the TN chief minister shows that he is keen to keep the Indian sponsor in good humour by making the exception to the rule. The special allotment to Chennai was passed by the Fide world board. ’I was informed during my visit (to Chennai) that you (Jayalalithaa) organised the South Asian Federation Games in 1995 with excellent conditions. In view of the great interest and commitment, it would be our pleasure to offer the 2013 world championship match to Chennai. This option may be exercised within three months of the end of the 2012 match in Russiaa,’ Kirsan wrote to Tamil Nadu