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Indian chess team mulls board order strategy for Olympiad
Chennai, Aug 27 : India is still mulling the board order strategy that it will adopt at the upcoming World Chess Olympiad at the Azerbaijan capital Baku, the Indian team captain has said.

Harikrishna boosts seeding, morale of Indian chess team for Olympiad
Chennai, Aug 26 : The presence of World No.16 Grandmaster (GM) P. Harikrishna in the Indian chess team at next month's World Chess Olympiad has not only boosted the morale of the younger players in the squad but also improved its seeding.

Unsung but undaunted: Chess Olympiad winners plan their next move
Chennai, Aug 21 : At a time when awards and accolades are being showered on the two Indian medal winners at the Rio Olympics, there exists a bunch of forgotten and unrewarded chess players who won the nation a bronze at the 2014 Chess Olympiad.

BCCI President Anurag Thakur to inaugurate award show at New Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 9 : The forthcoming Global Sports Convention 2016 will be hosted by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi. The daylong event will witness young sports prodigy Raspreet Sidhu, Indian National Basketball Player, Yuki Bhambri, Indian Tennis Champion, Tania Sachdev, Chess ...

Harika jumps five places, takes World No. 5 position
Jiaxing (China), July 26 : Riding on her winning streak in the last couple of months, Grand Master Harika Dronavalli on Tuesday broke into the top five in the world chess rankings.

Harika wins second game in Chinese Chess League
Jiaxing (China), July 25 : Grand Master Harika Dronavalli scored her second victory and helped her team Shandong reach joint top position in the Chinese Chess League here on Monday.

Harika wins first game in Chinese chess league
Jiaxing (China), July 24 : India's young Grand Master Harika Dronavlli continued her brilliant run by winning her second game in the Chinese A Division Chess League here on Sunday.

Harika to compete in Chinese Chess League
Shanghai, July 22 : Following her success at the Fide Grand Prix in Chengdu where she emerged victorious in a field that included the world's top 12 players, India's Harika Dronavalli is now set to embark on a new challenge when she competes in the highly competitive Chinese Chess League which ...

Indian designers are waking up to pret: Designer Anita Dongre
New Delhi, July 20 : Her label took global flight when Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton opted for her creation for a day out in India and she is dedicated to the world of fashion as she has "no time and no plans for Bollywood". Designer Anita Dongre says the Indian fashion industry is evolving ...

Pippa Middleton engaged
London, July 20 : Pippa Middleton, sister of Duchess of Cambridge, is engaged to her hedge fund manager boyfriend James Matthews.

Pippa Middleton's officially off the market, gets engaged
Melbourne, July 19 : By getting engaged to her multi-millionaire boyfriend this week, the Duchess of Cambridge's sister Pippa Middleton puts the speculations about her wedding with Prince Harry to bed.

Harika captures Chengdu GP chess title
Chengdu (China), July 14 : India's Grand Master Harika Dronavalli held on to her nerves on a nail-biting final day to capture the coveted Fide Women's Grand Prix chess title here on Thursday.

Harika remains on top in Chinese chess meet
Chengdu (China), July 13 : Indian Grand Master Harika Dronavalli is just a step away from winning her first Fide women's Grand Prix chess title as she retained her top spot here on Wednesday.

Harika draws, continues to lead at women's chess meet
Chengdu (China), July 10 : Indian Grand Master Harika Dronavalli hung on to her lead at the top of the table with 5.5 points after the eighth round of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix chess tournament here on Sunday.

Harika regains lead at chess Grand Prix
Chengdu (China), July 9 : Indian Grand Master Harika Dronavalli recaptured the pole position at the Fide Women's Grand Prix here on Saturday, outwitting compatriot Koneru Humpy after a long and gruelling battle.

Chess player Harika earns crucial draw
Chengdu (China), July 8 : India's Grand Master Harika Dronavalli had to endure a long and complicated game against World No.5 Anna Muzychuk of Ukraine to earn a critical draw and another half point in the Fide Women's Grand Prix chess tournament here on Friday.

India's Harilka held to draw in Grand Prix chess
Chengdu (China), July 7 : India's Grand Master Harika Dronavalli had to face a tough battle to earn a draw and a well-deserved half-point against Camling Pia of Sweden in the Fide Women's Grand Prix here on Thursday.

Dronavelli slips at Grand Prix chess
Chengdu, (China), July 5 : India's Grand Master Harika Dronavalli went all out for a victory but had to settle for a draw as the middle game got complicated against World No.6 Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine in the Fide Women's Grand Prix here on Tuesday.

Grand masters Harika, Koneru reach top spot of World Women's GP
Chengdu (China) July 4 : Grand masters Harika Dronavalli and Koneru Humpy produced another brilliant performance to reach pole position on day three of the FIDE World Women's Chess Grand Prix here on Monday.

Harika, Humpy win in women's chess meet
Chengdu (China), July 3 : Grand masters Harika Dronavalli and Koneru Humpy made it a great day for India at the Fide Women's Grand Prix chess meet on Sunday by winning their respective matches.

'Skinny' Prince William laughs about Duchess Kate's cooking skills
Washington D.C., June 23 (ANI): You must be wondering what keeps Prince William skinny.

Chess player Harika on a high after double delight
Hyderabad, June 21 : Grand Master Harika Dronavalli is on a high after winning the best woman player award in the Eurasian Blitz Tournament in Kazakhstan over the weekend.

Duke, Duchess of Cambridge'a snap 'glows' on thank you card
Washington D.C., May27 : As a part of a thank you note to U.K. royal photographer Paul Ratcliffe for wishing on their fifth wedding anniversary, Kate Middleton and Prince William sent a "perfect" portrait to him.

Will ICC chairman and Indian board turn adversaries? (Column: Just ...
Whether Shashank Manohar plays chess or not, he has manoeuvred to position himself to be at the right place at the right time on the board of cricketing squares. He is always a move ahead and has an uncanny knack of steering clear of getting checkmated.

Aravindh, Hajra shine in Asian junior chess
New Delhi, May 8 : Top seed Aravindh Chithamabram stopped the winning streak of S.L. Narayanan in the open section while West Bengal girl Chandreyee Hajra shocked overnight sole leader Nandhidhaa P.V. in the ongoing Asian Junior Chess Championship here on Sunday.

Right now I am not thinking about my retirement: Vishwanathan Anand
Kolkata, Apr 25 : Five-time world chess champion Vishwanathan Anand on Sunday said that right now he has no plans to retire in the near future while addressing the press in an award ceremony in Kolkata.

Anand elated at Dipa's success
Kolkata, April 24 : Five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand on Sunday expressed happiness over Dipa Karmakar becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics.

Anand on goodwill ambassador: No problem if sportspersons' needs are ...
Kolkata, April 24 : Amid a row over actor Salman Khan's anointment as the goodwill ambassador for the Rio-bound Indian contingent, five time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand on Sunday said he saw no conflict in accepting stars from other fields if the sportspersons' needs are addressed.

Not retiring now, will take another shot at Candidates: Anand
Kolkata, April 24 : Despite having not qualified for the chess World Championship this year, Indian legend Vishwanathan Anand on Sunday said he wishes to continue and come back harder next time around.

Barack Obama, Michelle Obama attend dinner in Kensington Palace
London, Apr 23 : Duke Prince William , Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Prince Harry welcomed US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama as they visited the Kensington Palace for a dinner on Friday.

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