Sports

PCI requests IOA to help para powerlifter Sakina Khatun

NEW DELHI: The Paralympics Committee of India (PCI) has finally written to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) asking it to request the Gold Coast Organising Committee(OC) to accept the entry of para powerlifter Sakina Khatun, along with that of another male para powerlifter, Jaideep, for the Commonwealth Games(CWG) to be held in Australia from April 4 to 15. TOI had earlier written how […]

Sports

Rahane too good to be benched: Wasim Jaffer

NEW DELHI: Former India opener Wasim Jaffer feels India need to find a place for Ajinkya Rahane in the Test side. Rahane, who had a poor series against Sri Lanka in December, was dropped from the first two Tests against South Africa and his exclusion has received mixed reactions from cricketing fraternity around the country. ALSO READ: Gavaskar questions India’s […]

Business

Ace investor, tech czar in race for Star Health

CHENNAI: Billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s RARE Enterprises has made a surprise bid for Star Health & Allied Insurance, the first stand-alone health insurance company in the country, which is carrying a price tag of $1 billion. Jhunjhunwala’s RARE will slug it out with Azim Premji’s Premji Invest and nearly half a dozen financial investors. It is learnt that bids have […]

International

Russia probe: US House panel subpoenas Steve Bannon

WASHINGTON: Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answers questions from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President Donald Trump, provoking a subpoena from the panel’s Republican chairman. Bannon was grilled in a closed-door meeting with House members on Tuesday as part of the committee’s investigation into Russian election inference. Lawmakers […]