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Pippa Middleton criticised for eating whale meat
London, April 18 : Duchess of Cambridge's sister Pippa Middleton has been criticised by animal rights groups for eating whale meat.
Georgian Nigalidze caught cheating at Dubai Open chess
Dubai, April 15 : Georgian Grandmaster Gaioz Nigalidze was kicked out of the 17th Dubai Open chess tournament after being caught cheating.
Young chess grandmaster faces 3-year ban after being caught cheating ...
London, Apr 14 : A 26-year-old chess grandmaster has been disqualified from an international competition after being caught cheating by using a smartphone in the toilet in order to check his moves.
Kate Middleton hunts for pink paint for new nursery
London, April 4 : Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has heightened speculation regarding the gender of her second child after she was reported searching for the perfect pink paint to colour the new royal nursery, a media report said on Saturday.
Harika exits World Women's Chess Championship
By Venkatachari Jagannathan, Chennai, March 31 : Indian chess Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli exited the World Women's Chess Championship on Tuesday, losing the crucial semi-final tie-breaker to Ukraine Woman GM (WGM) Mariya Muzychuk.
World Women's Chess: Harika wins second tie-breaker in semis
By Venkatachari Jagannathan, Chennai, March 31 : Indian chess Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli on Tuesday kept her chances alive in the World Women's Chess Championship, underway at Sochi in Russia, by winning the second tie-break game in the semi-finals on her 80th move against Ukraine WGM Mariya ...
Harika loses first tie-breaker in World Women's Chess semis
Chennai, March 31 : Indian chess Grandmaster (GM) Harika Dronavalli on Tuesday lost against Ukraine Women GM (WGM) Mariya Muzychuk in 38 moves in the first tie-break game of the World Women's Chess Championship 2015 semi-finals at Sochi in Russia.
Azerbaijan to host international chess festival
Baku, March 31 : Azerbaijan will host the chess festival Nakhchivan Open 2015 commemorating the country's national leader Heydar Aliyev, said the organising committee, a media report said on Tuesday.
World Women's Chess: Harika draws against Mariya, duel enters ...
By Venkatachari Jagannathan, Chennai, March 30 : Indian chess Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli on Monday drew against Ukraine Women GM (WGM) Mariya Muzychuk in 78 moves in the World Women's Chess Championship 2015 semi-final at Sochi in Russia.
Debarshi snatched title from top seeds
Kolkata, Mar 30 : Fifth seed Debarshi Mukherjee emerged champion in the just concluded "RKFL-KDCA Rapid Chess Tournament" for Kolkata District Chess Championship, sponsored by Ramkrishna Forgings Limited and organised by Kolkata District Chess Championship, held at Government College of Engineering ...
World Women's Chess: Harika, Mariya's first semi-final game a draw
By Venkatachari Jagannathan, Chennai, March 29 : India's Grandmaster (GM) Harika Dronavalli on Sunday drew her first game in the World Women's Chess Championship 2015 semi-final round against Ukraine's Women GM (WGM) Mariya Muzychuk in 60 moves at Sochi in Russia.
Adra hosts International rating chess tournament
Adra, Mar 27 : 'Adra Fide Open International Rating Chess Tournament' organized by South Eastern Railway Sports Association (SERSA) was inaugurated at Officers' Club in Adra on Thursday on Friday.
Grandmasters Chess: Surya Sekhar Ganguly wins title
Kolkata, March 24 : City-based Grandmaster Surya Sekhar Ganguly emerged as the eventual winner with 7.5 points, in the battle of nerves on the final day of the 2nd LIC International Grandmasters Chess Tournament here on Tuesday.
GM Chess: Surya Sekhar still in joint lead
Kolkata, March 23 : Overnight joint leaders India's GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly, top seed Nigel Short of England and world junior champion Lu Shanglei of China came up with draws to retain their position in the penultimate round of the second LIC International Grandmasters Chess Tournament here on ...
Chess now has a 'Twenty20' version
Kolkata, March 23 : The game of chess has got a new format, it has 100 squares (10x10) as compared with the traditional 64 squares and a new piece known as the "Dynamo" which has the qualities of both a knight and a bishop.
Ganguly in joint lead in International Grandmasters chess
Kolkata, March 22 : World Junior Chess Champion Grand Master Lu Shanglei of China joined overnight leaders Nigel Short of England and India's Surya Sekhar Ganguly to jointly lead the fray with six points each after the seventh round of International Grandmasters Tournament here on Sunday.
UK bookies offer odds on next royal baby's name, gender
Melbourne, Mar 22 : As per UK betting, the Duchess of Cambridge is expected to give birth to a princess named Elizabeth in April.
International GM Chess: Dhopade, Sujya, Short in lead
Kolkata, March 20 : International Master Swapnil Dhopade joined top seed Grandmaster M Nigel Short and GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly at the top of the table with 4.5 points after the fifth round of LIC International Grandmasters Chess Tournament at ICCR on Friday.
Royal baby no. 2 to arrive between mid-to-end of April
Washington, March 19 : Duchess of Cambridge has reportedly hinted about the second royal baby's arrival.
Vietnam's top player secures berth in Chess World Cup 2015
Ho Chi Minh City, March 15 : Vietnamese top seed Le Quang Liem defeated Laylo Darwin of the Philippines in the zone 3.3 qualifying round of the World Chess Championships 2015 here to secure a berth in the Chess World Cup 2015.
'Downton Abbey' creator credits Duchess of Cambridge for show's ...
Washington, Mar 13 : When 'Downton Abbey' creator Julian Fellowes welcomed the Duchess of Cambridge to the set, he credited her with helping make the show a global hit
Kate Middleton visits the set of 'Downton Abbey'
London, March 13 : The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton visited the set of period drama TV series "Downton Abbey" to meet the fictional kings and queens of the show.
Kate Middleton repeats Dalmatian print coat
London, March 12 : The Duchess of Cambridge, who is expecting her second child, was seen showing off her baby bump in the same Dalmatian print coat which she wore in 2013 while she was pregnant with Prince George.
World chess championships qualifying round kicks off
Ho Chi Minh City, March 8 : Competition of the Zone 3.3 qualifying round of the World Chess Championships 2015 kicked off here, with participation of 44 male and 20 female players coming from seven countries and regions.
India to clash with China in team chess
Chennai, Feb 26 : India and China, the two chess Olympic medal winning teams, will fight it out between March 1-10 at Hyderabad in an exclusive Indo-China match, the All India Chess Federation (AICF) said here Thursday.
Indian consumer has growing appetite for luxury brands: British ...
By Nivedita, New Delhi, Jan 28 : A growing clientele with an appetite for luxury products makes India a conducive market for global fashion designers to make inroads, says British designer Alice Temperley, whose creations have been worn by the likes of The Duchess of Cambridge, Halle Berry and ...