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Indian eves to take on China in Asian Champions Trophy

Indian eves to take on China in Asian Champions Trophy

Singapore [Malaysia], Nov. 4 : Indian eves will today take on China in their 4th pool match of the Asian Champions Trophy in Singapore.

Indian team defeated Malaysia 2-0 in their third pool match on Tuesday, which took them to the top the pool table.

They had seven points above Korea, China, Japan and Malaysia respectively. The final will be played tomorrow between the top two teams of the pool.

Five best women's teams of the continent are fighting for continental dominance less than a year ahead of the 2017 Asia Cup which doubles as a World Cup Qualifier.

Indian men's team already lifted the Asian Champions Trophy defeating Pakistan 3-2 in the final in Kuantan, Malaysia last Sunday. (ANI)

Indian eves remain unbeaten in Women's Asian Champions Trophy

Singapore [Malaysia], Nov. 2 : India raced to an emphatic 2-0 win over Malaysia in their third pool match of the 4th Women's Asian Champions Trophy yesterday.

With this win, India continue to top the pool table with seven points over Korea, China, Japan and Malaysia respectively.

Playing the first game of the day, India were under pressure to stay in contention for the knockout stay and they did not disappoint.

Modi invites Malaysian companies to invest in India

Nay Pyi Taw - Prime Minister Narendra Modi today invited Malaysian companies to come to India in a big way, saying there are a "lot of opportunities" for them since he is giving high importance to the ambitious 'Make in India' campaign.

Modi's call came during a bilateral meeting with his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak at the Myanmar International Convention Centre on the sidelines of the 12th ASEAN-India summit on the second day of his ten-day three-nation tour of Myanmar, Australia and Fiji.

"I am giving lot of emphasis to makeinindia & want to invite Malaysian companies to come to India. There are lot of opportunities," Modi tweeted shortly after his meeting.

AirAsia launches free user trial of WiFi service

wifiKuala Lumpur: Malaysia's budget airline AirAsia has launched a two-month-long free user trial of its onboard WiFi service designed to provide affordable, low-cost Internet connectivity to passengers.

The trial will be available for free for up to 60 passengers on selected flights from now until October.

The airline has not given details of the sectors on which WiFi would be available, The Star newspaper reported.

Passengers using the service will have an Internet data quota of 1 MB and will enjoy a special package, which will allow them to chat via applications like LINE, WhatsApp and WeChat.

Lahiri reflects on the road to the top

Anirban-LahiriKuala Lumpur, May 9 : The first time Anirban Lahiri came into prominence on the Asian Tour, it wasn’t quite because he had produced wonders in a golf tournament.

Back in November 2008, Lahiri couldn’t believe his luck when he got into the Singapore Open as the first alternate following Ian Poulter’s withdrawal at the 11th hour and the Indian stepped onto the first tee in the company of Major champion Phil Mickelson and Asian great Thaworn Wiratchant.

“That was my claim to fame back then,” Lahiri laughed.

India's Lahiri leads Asian Tour Order of Merit

Anirban-LahiriKuala Lumpur, April 28 : Now that he’s at the summit of the Asian Tour Order of Merit, India’s Anirban Lahiri intends to stay there until the end of the 2014 season.

The 26-year-old claimed a stunning victory at the Indonesian Masters Sunday after producing a superb eagle on the 72nd which raised his season’s earnings to $192,150.

Although it is early days yet, getting to the top of the Merit list was satisfying for Lahiri, whose world ranking also rose to a career high 67th after he collected 20 points for his fourth Asian Tour success and first outside India.

Obama arrives in Malaysia on three-day visit

Barack-ObamaKuala Lumpur, April 26 : US President Barack Obama arrived Saturday on a three-day state visit to Malaysia, during which he will discuss issues like bilateral trade and regional affairs.

Obama's trip, originally scheduled for October last year, will be the first by a sitting US president since 1966, Xinhua reported.

His earlier planned visit to Malaysia was put off due to the budget standoff which led to a partial US government shutdown.

Obama is expected to hold talks with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak on the current status of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).

Uncertainty continues over KLIA2 opening

Uncertainty continues over KLIA2 openingThe opening of KLIA2 airport has been delayed several times from September 2011 to the current deadline of May 2, 2014, however the uncertainty over the project continues and many doubt if the KLIA2 will be opened on time till the deadline, which is just 30 days away.

Hamilton claims Malaysian Grand Prix

Lewis HamiltonKuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Mar. 31 - Britain's Lewis Hamilton won the Malaysian Grand Prix with a pole-to-flag victory ahead of Nico Rosberg on Sunday.

The 2008 Formula One world champion easily pulled away from his rivals on a dry track with a three-stop strategy to win the race by 17.3 seconds, his 23rd career victory and first in Malaysia at the eighth attempt, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

Asian golf now belongs to world stage: Anirban Lahiri

Anirban-LahiriKuala Lumpur, March 29 : The emerging strength of Asian golf was demonstrated when Team Asia pulled off a remarkable comeback to share with Europe the inaugural EurAsia Cup Saturday, and India's Anirban Lahiri felt the golfers from the region should now be given their due.

We in Malaysia also lost our loved ones: minister tells angry Chinese

We in Malaysia also lost our loved ones: minister tells angry ChineseIn a bid to pacify the angry relatives of the missing flight's 153 Chinese passengers, Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has said that Chinese families should understand that the Malaysians also lost their loved ones.

Jeev in running for Player of the Decade award

jeev-milkha-singhKuala Lumpur, March 21 : India's top golfer Jeev Milkha Singh is in the running for the maiden Player of the Decade award (2004-2013) of the Asian Tour at its Awards Night in Jakarta on April 22.

Besides Singh, the other golfers who have been nominated for the for the Player of the Decade award, which is voted by the Asian Tour members, are Thai duo Thongchai Jaidee and Thaworn Wiratchant. Korea's K. J. Choi and Y. E. Yang, the first male Asian golfer to win a Major title, are the other nominees.

The Player of the Decade title has been created by the Asian Tour to celebrate its 10th season in 2013.

Search for missing Malaysian jet so far failed to produce any results

Search for missing Malaysian jet so far failed to produce any resultsShips and aircrafts searching for missing Malaysian jetliner have so far failed to locate the suspected debris that was recently shown in satellite images.

Satellite image provider DigitalGlobe recently provided some images of unknown objects in the Indian Ocean that might be from missing Malaysia Airlines' Boeing 777 (flight MH370) which disappeared nearly two weeks back en route to Beijing.

Benedict Cumberbatch to host Laureus Sports Awards

Benedict-CumberbatchKuala Lumpur, March 19 : Film and TV star Benedict Cumberbatch, best known for his portrayal of the detective Sherlock Holmes in a British BBC TV series, is to host the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards here March 26.

Benedict has appeared in a series of highly successful films over the last few years, including this year's Oscar-winning '12 Years a Slave' and the Academy Award nominated 'August: Osage County'.

Missing plane had changed its route

MissingAccording to the latest investigations, the missing Malaysia Airlines plane had changed its route and had turned west before it went missing.

Malaysia's air force investigations found that the plane moved away from its planned course towards the west before it went off the radar. Malaysia Airlines plane went missing after leaving Kuala Lumpur as rescue workers have been trying to spot the missing plane.

No information on missing flight: Malaysia Airline

Malaysia AirlineBeijing, March 9 - There is still no information on the location of Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370, more than 24 hours after it lost contact with ground, the airline said early Sunday.

"As of now, the search and the rescue team has yet to determine the whereabouts of the MH370," Xinhua quoted the airline's spokesperson as saying at a press conference in Beijing, which lasted less than 30 minutes.

He added that rescue teams have "failed to find evidence of any wreckage".

No sign of plane crash: Malaysian minister

Hishammuddin-HusseinKuala Lumpur, March 8 : Malaysian Transport Minister Hishamuddin Hussein said here Saturday that no signs had been found that a Malaysia Airlines flight, carrying 239 passengers and crew, had crashed,.

He said no sign of any plane wreckage was found and denied earlier media reports that the plane had crashed south of an island off Vietnam, Xinhua reported.

"We are doing everything in our power to locate the plane, and doing everything we can to ensure every possible angle has been addressed," Hishamuddin told reporters near the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Tata Motors to improve small Indian cars safety after failed crash tests

Tata Motors to improve small Indian cars safety after failed crash testsMelaka (Malaysia), Feb. 4 : Tata Motors has assured to work on the safety of its cars after a range of small Indian cars, including theirs, failed a first ever independent crash tests, revealing high risk of serious injuries in road accidents.

A test conducted by GLOBAL NCAP, an independent U. K. based charity for consumer-orientated vehicle safety initiatives, showed disastrous results for some of the most popular running cars in India including Maruti Alto 800, Tata Nano, Ford Figo, Hyundai i10 and Volkswagen Polo.

Saina's semis hopes hangs by a thread after second loss

Saina-NehwalKuala Lumpur, Dec 12 : Shuttler Saina Nehwal's chances of advancing in the BWF World Superseries Finals dipped further here Thursday when she lost in straight games to World No. 1 Li Xuerui of China for her second successive defeat in the group stage.

Saina, who had gone down against Japan's Minatsu Mitani Wednesday, went down to the Olympic champion Xuerui 9-21, 14-21 in a Group B match lasting 27 minutes.

However, Korean Yeon Ju Bae kept the Indian's mathematical chances of making the semifinals alive when she hammered Mitani 21-10, 21-18 in another match Thursday.

Golfer Lahiri eyes strong showing at CIMB Classic

Anirban-LahiriKuala Lumpur, Oct 17 : Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri is eyeing a top finish at the star-studded $7 million CIMB Classic next week to haul himself into the chase for the Asian Tour Order of Merit crown.

Lahiri, a three-time Asian Tour winner, will be amongst a stellar cast at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club which will include include multiple Major winner Phil Mickelson of the United States, defending champion Nick Watney and Spanish stalwart Sergio Garcia.

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