Focus on grassroots to develop Indian football: Shabbir Ali

Former football captain Shabbir Ali feels the key to raising the game`s profile in India and making the national team an Asian force lies in spreading it to the untapped areas of the country.

Red faces as new French trains `too wide` for stations

Cash-strapped France will have to trim back some 1,300 rail platforms at a cost of 50 million euros after realising its brand new trains are too wide to fit in the stations, rail operators admitted today.

Doordarshan DTH platform expansion to benefit viewers

Many popular television channels will be available to viewers on Doordrashan`s free-to-air direct-to-home platform, an official said.

Biennale in Kochi to provide artists a platform

Artists from 45 countries will participate in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale.

Anna Hazare a big hit on social gaming platform too

Anti-corruption crusader Anna
Hazare`s popularity appears to extend even into the virtual
world, going by the thousands of gamers who choose to extend
their solidarity to him through the social gaming network.

Vijayakanth avoids sharing platform with Jayalalithaa

Actor politician Vijayakanth, heading
the DMDK, on Wednesday avoided sharing a platform with AIADMK leader
Jayalalithaa at a joint poll campaign meeting in Coimbatore.

Train overshoots in Rameswaram, platform damaged

A platform at the Rameswaram
railway station was damaged on Friday when the last coach of the
empty Oha-Rameswaram express train overshot and smashed
against it while being shunted from one rail track to another.

Spectrum scam brings non-Cong, non-BJP parties on one platform

The 2G spectrum scam on Tuesday brought non-Congress and non-BJP parties on a common platform to attack the government for its "reluctance" to constitute a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe alleged in allocation of air waves.

Google unveils Internet television platform

Google has unveiled a television platform that brings the Web to the television set.

First sea drilling platform for Arctic begins testing

The Russian shipyard in Severodvinsk has begun testing the first sea drilling platform for Gazprom`s operations in the Arctic.