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British Airways Mumbai - London flight makes emergency landing in Azerbaijan

British Airways Mumbai - London flight makes emergency landing in Azerbaijan

Technical problems forced the aircraft down. It seems the problem was smoke in the first class cabin.

Dec 11, 2017, 23:37 PM IST
Atletico Madrid on brink of early Champions League exit after draw in Baku

Atletico Madrid on brink of early Champions League exit after draw in Baku

Atletico now have just two points from their opening three games and remain third in Group C behind Chelsea and Roma, who face off at Stamford Bridge later on Wednesday.

Oct 19, 2017, 00:03 AM IST

NATO and Russia military chiefs to meet ahead of war games

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that he saw no "imminent threat", but that the alliance would "monitor the activity closely".

Sep 07, 2017, 16:17 PM IST
McLaren's Fernando Alonso braced for Azerbaijan GP, expects a grid penalty

McLaren's Fernando Alonso braced for Azerbaijan GP, expects a grid penalty

Alonso, a double world champion with Renault in 2005 and 2006, retired in Canada on June 12 due to a power unit failure while running in 10th place.

Jun 19, 2017, 22:45 PM IST
Shooting World Cup: Gagan Narang, Abhinav Bindra Disappoint in Finals

Shooting World Cup: Gagan Narang, Abhinav Bindra Disappoint in Finals

Bindra eventually finished sixth in the event after having shot a solid 627.4 in qualifying to make the final in fourth position.

Jun 23, 2016, 18:25 PM IST
Sergio Perez gets another podium place for Force India in Baku

Sergio Perez gets another podium place for Force India in Baku

It is first time that Force India has celebrated two podium places in a single Formula One season.

Jun 19, 2016, 21:54 PM IST
Abhinav Bindra appeals to 'powers that be' to 'fix' Indian boxing mess

Abhinav Bindra appeals to 'powers that be' to 'fix' Indian boxing mess

Indian boxing is currently run by an ad-hoc committee of the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

Jun 19, 2016, 21:48 PM IST
European Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg cruises to victory in Azerbaijan

European Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg cruises to victory in Azerbaijan

With the victory, the German driver has increased his championship lead over Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to 24 points.

Jun 19, 2016, 20:43 PM IST
European Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg on pole in Baku as Lewis Hamilton crashes

European Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg on pole in Baku as Lewis Hamilton crashes

Hamilton was quickest in all three practice sessions but the world champion had an error-strewn qualifying culminating in him crashing his Mercedes in Q3.

Jun 18, 2016, 22:24 PM IST
Manoj Kumar enters second round of AIBA World Olympic Qualifiers

Manoj Kumar enters second round of AIBA World Olympic Qualifiers

However, Gaurav Bidhuri (52kg) and Mandeep Jangra (69kg) lost lost their respective bouts.

Jun 17, 2016, 18:10 PM IST
2016 Rio Olympics: Nine-member Indian boxing team leaves for qualifiers in Baku

2016 Rio Olympics: Nine-member Indian boxing team leaves for qualifiers in Baku

Only one Indian boxer — Shiva Thapa (56kg) — has qualified for the Olympics so far.

Jun 12, 2016, 18:47 PM IST
Laishram Devendro, Vikas Krishan to lead 9-member Indian team at 2016 Rio Olympic qualifier at Baku

Laishram Devendro, Vikas Krishan to lead 9-member Indian team at 2016 Rio Olympic qualifier at Baku

The finalists in the light-flyweight and flyweight divisions will qualify for the Olympics, while the top-five will get Rio berths in the remaining eight weight divisions.

Jun 03, 2016, 00:47 AM IST

32 workers die after fire on Azeri oil platform

SOCAR said on Friday that the fire on a platform in Azerbaijan`s Guneshli oil field had started after a gas pipeline on the platform was damaged in heavy wind. 

Dec 05, 2015, 21:48 PM IST

Azerbaijan prez cements power in boycotted parliamentary polls

The Central Election Commission said Aliyev's Yeni (New) Azerbaijan party took at least 69 seats in the country's 125-seat parliament.

Nov 02, 2015, 05:41 AM IST
Indian Grandmasters P Harikrishna and S P Sethuraman in 2nd round of World Cup

Indian Grandmasters P Harikrishna and S P Sethuraman in 2nd round of World Cup

Indian Grandmasters P Harikrishna and S P Sethuraman made it to the round of sixty-four, winning their mini-matches against Max Illingworth of Australia and Sanan Sjugirov of Russia respectively in the first round, here.

Sep 12, 2015, 22:53 PM IST
Toronto, Baku mull 2024 Games bids as deadline looms

Toronto, Baku mull 2024 Games bids as deadline looms

Toronto and Baku are still mulling over whether to join the race to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games with the deadline for bids looming next week.

Sep 11, 2015, 19:47 PM IST

Azerbaijan jails top journalist for seven and a half years: Lawyer

Azerbaijan on Tuesday sentenced award-winning investigative journalist and anti-graft campaigner Khadija Ismayilova to seven and a half years in jail on corruption charges she denounced as trumped-up, her lawyer said.

Sep 01, 2015, 19:02 PM IST
Toro Rosso boss says F1 right to go to Azerbaijan

Toro Rosso boss says F1 right to go to Azerbaijan

Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost has defended Formula One`s decision to race in Azerbaijan next year while brushing off concerns about media freedom and the country`s human rights record.

Jul 25, 2015, 17:50 PM IST
Ambitious Baku impresses but European Games future remains uncertain

Ambitious Baku impresses but European Games future remains uncertain

The curtain fell on the inaugural European Games on Sunday with the status of Baku as a capable host of a major sporting event enhanced but with a shadow hanging over the future of the continental competition.

Jun 28, 2015, 23:58 PM IST
Bus incident prompts extra safety measures at European Games

Bus incident prompts extra safety measures at European Games

The incident that saw three Austrian synchronised swimmers injured, one seriously, after being hit by a bus on the eve of the opening of the inaugural European Games in Baku has led to new safety measures being implemented, Chief Operating Officer Simon Clegg said Sunday.

Jun 14, 2015, 18:03 PM IST