2014 CWG, Day 10: Dipika Pallikal, Joshana Chinappa create history with squash gold medal

Dipika Pallikal, Joshana ChinappaGlasgow - Dipika and Joshana stole the limelight with their historic feat as they beat Jenny Duncalf and Laura Massaro of England 11-6, 11-8 in the womens doubles squash final. It was the first squash medal for India in the Commonwealth Games.

Sarita Devi and Devendro Singh were the other star performers during the day with their silver-winning achievements in the boxing ring while Sakina Khatun claimed an unexpected bronze in powerlifting as India made a last-ditch effort to boost their medals tally.

Sindhu, Kashyap reach semifinals at CWG

Sindhu-KashyapGlasgow: Indian medal aspirants P V Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap notched up straight-game wins in the women`s and men`s singles event to storm into the semifinals of the badminton competition at the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Friday.

World No. 11 Sindhu didn`t break any sweat as she brushed aside New Zealand`s Anna Rankin 21-10 21-9 in a 24-minute match while Kashyap, ranked 22, thrashed Daren Liew 21-13 21-14 in a match that lasted 38 minutes.

Sindhu, the world championship bronze medallist, will next take on Canada`s Michelle Li, while Delhi Games bronze winner Kashyap will meet Rajiv Ouseph of England at the Emirates Arena.

Commonwealth Games: Sharath Kamal, Anthony Amalraj shine in table tennis

sharath kamalGlasgow: Indian paddlers had a decent outing in the Commonwealth Games Wednesday with Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj winning their respective mixed doubles third round matches before pairing up to win in men`s doubles as well, here.

Kamal and Shamini Kumaresan defeated Malaysian combo of Ying Ho and Chee Feng Leong 11-5 11-8 11-8 in the third round.

They had spanked Uganda`s Paul Moody Mutambuze and Ludia Magandlen Natunga 11-4 11-4 11-4 in the second round.

2014 CWG: All Indians, including Sindhu & Kashyap enter last 16

P V SindhuGlasgow : Indian medal contenders, P V Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap notched up easy victories in the women`s and men`s singles events respectively to storm into the prequarterfinals of the badminton competition at the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday.

Indian shuttlers had a good day in office as P C Thulasi, RMV Gurusaidutt, Kidambi Srikanth and men`s doubles pair of Pranaav Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar too reached the last 16 at the Emirates Arena.

CWG 2014: Harpreet Singh bags silver in men's 25m rapid fire pistol

Harpreet-SinghGlasgow: Shooter Harpreet Singh survived two rounds of nerve-wrecking shoot-off and brushed aside a penalty point docked on him to claim silver in the men`s 25m rapid fire pistol event of the Commonswealth Games here on Tuesday.

33-year-old Harpreet from Haryana saved India from disaster by bagging the silver after Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar failed to qualify for the final round after finishing seventh in the qualification round at the Barry Buddon Shooting Center. Only the top six in the qualification round qualify for the final.

CWG 2014: Debutant lifter Satish Sivalingam strikes gold, Ravi Katulu fetches silver

CWG 2014: Debutant lifter Satish Sivalingam strikes gold, Ravi Katulu fetches silverGlasgow: Indian weightlifter Satish Sivalingam scripted history in just his debut Commonwealth Games, breaking the Games record en route to a gold medal, while compatriot Ravi Katulu took the silver in the men`s 77kg event here.

The 22-year-old Satish, the 2013 Commonwealth Championships gold medallist, lifted a total of 328kg (149+179) to pip the 2010 CWG gold medallist Ravi, who had to be content with a silver medal following an effort of 317kg (142+175).

Vijender Singh, Manoj Kumar begin CWG campaigns with convincing wins

Vijender SinghGlasgow: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh and Manoj Kumar on Saturday made resounding start to their campaigns at the Commonwealth Games, winning their respective bouts with identical 3-0 scorelines, here.

Vijender punched his way to the pre-quarterfinals with a unanimous verdict over Andrew Kometa of Kiribati in the 75kg bout while Manoj beat Mokhachane Moshoshoe of Lesotho with the same margin in the 64kg category. Vijender was fast in his movement in his first bout of the Games and played to a plan, emerging victorious without taking much risk.

Indian shuttlers reach semifinals of mixed team event at CWG

P V SindhuGlasgow: P V Sindhu suffered a three-game loss against Michelle Li in the women`s singles but the Indian badminton team still managed to advance to the semifinals of the mixed team championship after defeating Canada 3-1 at the 20th Commonwealth Games, here.

Silver medallists at the 2010 Delhi Games, India were leading 2-0 after the first two matches, courtesy the winning start by mixed doubles combo of Kidambi Srikanth and Jwala Gutta and men`s singles player Parupalli Kashyap.

However, Hong Kong-born Michelle then stunned Sindhu 15-21 22-20 21-17 in an hour-long women`s singles match to reduce the margin.

Cost of 2014 Commonwealth Games rises by 81 million pounds

Cost of 2014 Commonwealth Games rises by 81 million poundsGlasgow (Scotland), Nov. 17 : The budget for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is to be increased by 81 million pounds.

The organising committee for the games said funding for the event would rise to a total of 454 million pounds.

The bulk of the extra cash will come from the Scottish government. The city council will provide an additional nine million pounds.

The Scottish government will contribute an additional 39 million pounds, plus a further 20 million pounds from a reserve fund.

Low IQ could indicate higher risk of death due to heart disease

Low IQ could indicate higher risk of death due to heart diseaseRecent study indicated that a lower than average IQ is one of the important risk factors for heart disease and death due to it.

Research team led by Dr. David Batty, of the Medical Research Council's Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow analyzed data collected from 4,300 male U. S. veterans from different socioeconomic background.

The study subjects were given intelligence tests when they entered the Army during the Vietnam War and again in middle age. Within 15 years

Family of first UK swine flu fatality feels devastated

 Family of first UK swine flu fatality feels devastatedGlasgow (Scotland), June 15 : The family of Jacqui Fleming, the mother-of-three from Glasgow who has become the first person in Europe to die of swine flu, say they are devastated.

The 38-year-old from the Carnwadric area of the city had been in hospital for two weeks after giving birth to her third child prematurely.

Although she was described as having “underlying health problems”, her death on Sunday from swine flu shocked her family.

Iconic wizard Merlin officially named as citizen of Glasgow

Iconic wizard Merlin officially named as citizen of GlasgowLondon, May 17 : Merlin, the wizard featured in the Arthurian legend, has been officially tagged as a citizen of Glasgow.

The City Council revealed that the name of King Arthur's magical adviser had been added to its list of Famous Glaswegians, which boasts of its other greatest sons such as Donald Dewar and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

"Like most mythical historical figures it is often difficult to accurately trace their origins," The Scotsman quoted a spokeswoman for Glasgow City Council as saying.

Miliband says Pakistan’s domestic issues causing terrorism

Miliband says Pakistan’s domestic issues causing terrorismGlasgow, Apr. 18 : British Foreign Secretary David Miliband has said that Pakistan's internal problems are a major factor for the spread of terrorism in the country, not the presence of United States and British forces in Afghanistan.

In a meeting with the Muslim community in Glasgow, Miliband said Pakistan faced more threats from internal terrorism, as it was facing various lingual, ethnic and sectarian problems

Islamabad's democratic institutions could not be strengthened by military rules in the country, he added.

New Study Pinpoints That Female Face Reveals Her Persona

New Study Pinpoints That Female Face Reveals Her PersonaA new study claims that women's faces are easier to read than men.

The research conducted by the scientists at the University of Glasgow has found that a woman's face reveals more about her personality as compared to that of a man.

According to lead researchers, Richard Wiseman, from England's University of Hertfordshire, and Rob Jenkins, from Glasgow University in Scotland, one can easily trait the personality of a woman from her face. Just by looking at female face, one can easily recommend if she is lucky, religious or trustworthy.

New stem cell treatment can repair brain damage in stroke patients: Study

New stem cell treatment can repair brain damage in stroke patients: Study Scientists at Southern General Hospital, Glasgow are developing a new stem cell treatment to repair brain damage in stroke patients. More than 130,000 people suffer a stroke in Britain every year, half of whom die. Physiotherapy (physical therapy) is the only therapy available for the treatment of permanently disabled.

Aguero leaves Argentina camp over health of pregnant girlfriend

Aguero leaves Argentina camp over health of pregnant girlfriend Glasgow  - Striker Sergio Aguero left the Argentine national team camp in Glasgow Tuesday, after his pregnant girlfriend - the daughter of new Argentina coach Diego Maradona - suffered health problems, Argentina officials confirmed.

Alejandro Mancuso, a member of the Argentina coach's team, told Argentine radio that Aguero travelled to join his partner, Giannina, in Madrid.

Maradona out to win World Cup, avoid controversy

Maradona out to win World Cup, avoid controversy Glasgow (dpa) - New Argentina coach Diego Maradona said in no uncertain terms Tuesday that his goal is to win the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and noted that he will seek to avoid controversy with the high officials of world football.

"The idea is to come first (in the World Cup), not to be among the top four. I don't like that thing about the top four at all," Maradona said in a press conference in Glasgow.

The former Argentine football legend is set to make his debut as national team coach Wednesday, in a friendly game against Scotland.

Maradona attracts attention, but not fans: ticket prices reduced

Maradona expected in Shanghai for Argentina-Netherlands clash Glasgow - The expectation surrounding Diego Maradona's debut as head coach of Argentina, in a friendly away against Scotland Wednesday, is not catching on among fans.

On Tuesday, the organizers of the game in Glasgow reduced the price of tickets, for fear of showing a half-empty Hampden Park but also to avoid a financial disaster.

Although organizers said in recent days that they had requests for some 250,000 tickets, only 27,500 - half the stadium - had been sold by Tuesday.

Glasgow University faces criticism for banning Muslim comedians tour

Glasgow, Nov. 14: A move by the Glasgow Caledonian University to ban Muslim comedians has been criticised as "ridiculous and undemocratic".

According to The Scotsman, the university has backed out of hosting “Allah Made Me Funny: The Official Muslim Comedy Tour” this month after complaints from its Muslim students' association.

The university authorities told Oceanic, the organisers of the tour, that the society felt the act was derogatory to the religion.

Preacher Moss and Azhar Usman will still perform the show at Dundee University on November 27 with the full backing of its Islamic Society.

Glasgow student 'planned to join Canada Qaeda bombing plot'

London, Sept.18: A British born Muslim student found guilty of Islamist terrorism offences is now also being accused of planning to take part in alleged al-Qa'eda attacks in Canada.

The alleged Canadian plot included detonating truck bombs, blowing up shopping malls and storming the Canadian Broadcast Centre and the parliament building.

The alleged plotters are also accused of planning to behead Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other leaders.

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