HPCA keen to host Indian Super League matches in Dharmasala
HPCA keen to host Indian Super League matches in Dharmasala

Dharamsala, a picturesque international cricket venue, could soon be the next destination for football's Indian Super League (ISL), if Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) president Anurag Thakur has his way.

NCP splits with Congress after 15 years, to fight Maharashtra polls alone
NCP splits with Congress after 15 years, to fight Maharashtra polls alone

After days of uncertainty, the NCP on Thursday called off its 15-year-old alliance with the grand old Congress party in the poll-bound Maharashtra.

Maharashtra polls: NCP core committee holds meeting

Even as the stalemate continues over seat sharing with its alliance partner Congress ahead of Maharashtra Assembly polls, the Sharad Pawar-led NCP's core committee met on Wednesday morning to discuss its future course of action.

Maharashtra polls: NCP, Congress fail to reach consensus over seat sharing; to meet again

With barely a month left for the Maharashtra Assembly polls, the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will hold a crucial meet in Mumbai on Tuesday to decide over the seat sharing.

Maharashtra polls: NCP firm on alliance with Congress, demands 144 seats

Two days after serving an ultimatum to ally Congress on finalising the seat-share, the NCP Monday reiterated that it would continue the alliance but also remained firm on its demand for half the assembly seats - 144 - in the Oct 15 Maharashtra assembly elections.

Ready to give few seats to NCP, sticking to a number won't work: Congress
Ready to give few seats to NCP, sticking to a number won't work: Congress

With NCP not budging from its demand, Maharashtra Congress President Manikrao Thakre on Sunday said his party was willing to give its ally a few seats but if it remains "inclined" towards a particular number then things "will not work out".

AI plane buy: Patel shouldn't shy away from probe, says Subramanian Swamy

Former civil aviation minister Praful Patel should have no hesitation in facing an inquiry over the large-scale purchase of aircraft by Air India if his conscience is clear in the matter, BJP's Subramanian Swamy said on Sunday in light of claims in that regard by ex-CAG Vinod Rai.

Praful Patel rubbishes Vinod Rai's claims

Former Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Friday night trashed claims made by former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai that he had nudged Air India to go in for largescale purchase of aircraft.

Indian football teams stranded in China
Indian football teams stranded in China

With the government yet to give the go ahead to the football contingent for the Incheon Asian Games, both the men and women's teams are stranded in China where they had gone for an exposure tour ahead of the big event.

I-League is mainstay of Indian football, say AIFF president
I-League is mainstay of Indian football, say AIFF president

The beleaguered I-League received a moral boost following All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel's dispensation that it is still the mainstay of Indian football.

No seat-sharing deal at the cost of self-respect: Praful Patel

Stating that there had been no response from Congress on the seat-sharing for the Maharashtra assembly elections, senior NCP leader Praful Patel today said that "we favour an alliance but it won`t be at the cost of self-respect."

Javadekar, Sitharaman take oath in Rajya Sabha

Union ministers Prakash Javedkar and Nirmla Sitharaman and senior JD-U leader Sharad Yadav and NCP`s Praful Patel on Monday took oath as members of Rajya Sabha.

Will try to extend EPL partnership to I-League: AIFF

A day after the Indian Super League (ISL) entered in to a strategic partnership with the English Premier League, All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel said that he would want to extend the alliance to the I-League too.

Weak stand of UPA on PM nominee, a reason for defeat: Praful Patel

Rajya Sabha member and former MP of Bhandara-Gondia Praful Patel said Congress`s weak stand on UPA`s prime ministerial nominee was one of the reasons for the its debacle in the recently-concluded general elections.

Delhi to have representative in FIFA Congress

The Delhi Soccer Association will for the first time have a representative at the FIFA Congress, with the All India Football Federation naming DSA president Subhash Chopra as one of its three delegates for the June 10-11 meet in Sao Paulo.

Praful Patel files nomination for Rajya Sabha election

Former Union minister and senior NCP leader Praful Patel today filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha election in Maharashtra slated for June 19.

Five sitting MLAs make it to 16th LS from Maharashtra

Five sitting MLAs from Maharashtra, including former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, have made it to the 16th Lok Sabha from the state, which sends 48 members, the highest after Uttar Pradesh.

NCP not going over to NDA: Praful Patel

Union Minister and NCP leader Praful Patel on Thursday said here that his party, now a constituent of UPA, would not be crossing over to NDA.

Bhutia, Chhetri in AIFF-suggested committee for U-17 WC

Aiming to beef up the technical know-how ahead of the 2017 Under-17 World Cup, AIFF president Praful Patel today suggested the formation of a special committee involving former and current skippers Bhaichung Bhutia and Sunil Chhetri.

Munde rubbishes talk of Praful Patel joining BJP

Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde on Sunday dismissed speculation that Union Minister and NCP stalwart Praful Patel was on his way to the saffron party.
Talking to reporters here, Munde said there was "no place" for Patel in BJP.