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Vettel is disgrace, prove you're a man, says Hamilton

Baku: Lewis Hamilton branded world championship leader Sebastian Vettel as a “disgrace” and challenged the German to “prove you’re a man” after he deliberately crashed into him in Sunday’s tempestuous Azerbaijan Grand Prix. Four-time world champion Vettel was given a 10-second stop-go penalty for driving his Ferrari into the back of Hamilton’s Mercedes while they were following the safety car after 19 laps on the Baku street circuit. Hamilton, who

Vettel, Hamilton clash as Ricciardo wins in Baku

Baku: Sebastian Vettel was penalised for dangerous driving after deliberately crashing into title rival Lewis Hamilton in a wild and chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix won by Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, here yesterday. Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas snatched second place from 18-year-old Williams driver Lance Stroll in the final straight, as Vettel finished fourth ahead of Hamilton to extend his championship lead to 14 points. Despite Ricciardo’s win, the race

AB de Villiers to decide future in August

Cardiff: AB de Villiers left South Africa’s tour of England saying he would decide his cricket future in August. One of the outstanding batsmen of his generation, the 33 -year-old headed home after captaining the Proteas in a 19-run defeat by England in Cardiff on Sunday that saw them beaten 2 -1 in a three-match Twenty20 series. They previously lost a one-day international series to England by the same scoreline

McEnroe ranks Serena 700th on men's tour

Los Angeles: Tennis legend John McEnroe says while he has great respect for Serena Williams as the best of her gender, the 23-time Grand Slam winner would be the 700th ranked player in the men’s game. Speaking as part of a tour to promote his new book “But Seriously”, McEnroe said he would place Williams “like 700 in the world” on the men’s circuit. “Best female player ever no question.

Kvitova looking to Wimbledon after comeback title

Birmingham: Petra Kvitova said that coming back from a set down to win her first title since suffering a career-threatening injury has given her added confidence ahead of Wimbledon, which starts on 3 July. The Czech beat Australian Ashleigh Barty 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the final of the grass-court event in Birmingham. It was just the two-time Wimbledon champion’s second tournament since recovering from severe injuries to her left playing

Modi invites US CEOs to invest in India

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India has now emerged as a business-friendly destination, more so with the upcoming implementation of landmark GST beginning next month, while asking CEOs of top US companies to invest in the country. Modi, during his meeting with the CEOs of top 20 American firms, also said that India attracted the largest amount of foreign direct investment (FDI) as a result of the NDA government’s

Government websites hacked with pro-IS rant

Columbus (US): Government websites, many of them in Ohio, were hacked with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group. A message posted on the website of Republican Ohio Gov John Kasich said, “You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries.” The message, left by “Team System Dz,” also ended, “I love the

Modi reaches US, to hold discussions with Trump

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was today greeted by a group of people from the Indian community who were waiting for him outside a high-security hotel here where he is staying. Modi arrived in the American capital today for his first bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump. A small group of people from the Indian community were waiting outside Willard InterContinental to catch a glimpse of the Prime Minister.

Co invested $3 bn in US in three years: TCS

New Delhi: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has hired over 12,500 people in the US in the last five years even as Indian IT outsourcing firms face accusations of taking away American jobs. TCS also said that it has invested nearly $ three billion in the US over the past three years in terms of employment, new innovation labs, extensive nationwide STEM education programmes and academic partnerships as well as endowments.

Tatas, better candidate if Air India privatised: Mittal

New Delhi: If Air India is to be privatised, then Tatas will be one of the better candidates to buy stake in the airline, according to business leader Sunil Mittal. Amid the government exploring ways to revive the debt laden airline, Tata group is believed to be interested in purchasing stake in the national carrier. ‘Tatas, if it (Air India) has to be privatised, should be one of the better

London tower block charity single tops UK charts

London: A charity single released to raise money for survivors of the Grenfell Tower block fire reached the top spot in the British charts on Friday after selling more than 170,000 copies. The track is a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by 50 artists including Stormzy, Emeli Sande, Robbie Williams and Paloma Faith. It was released one week after the fire in west London on Wednesday