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Shahrukh Khan's Kolkata Knight Riders IPL Team
Yes, it’s the same team that perennially manages to remain in the headlines, on and off the IPL pitch. And why not? After all, the team’s owner is none other than reigning Bollywood king Shahrukh Khan himself. Kolkata Knight Riders or KKR is the first IPL team to try out a new four-captain formula, devised by KKR coach John Buchanan.
His experiment is actively supported by Shahrukh Khan, the Kolkata Knight Riders owner but resented by many, including the great Sunil Gavaskar who doubted the logic behind the four-captain formula of John Buchanan, the KKR coach. Even Sourav Ganguly, the bhadralok favourite, is slightly miffed at the KKR four captain formula, although he is lying low at the moment.
Ganguly was the Kolkata Riders captain during IPL 2008 but in IPL 2 the baton has passed on to Brendon Mc Cullum. If the first game is any indicator, the experiment hasn’t taken off smoothly as is evident by the pasting the KKR received at the hands of Chennai Super Kings. Let’s wait and watch before we give the final verdict, though.
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Ranbir Kapoor has cleared the air about his forthcoming release "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" (YJHD), being preceived as "unethical", and said films are made to entertain people, not to spoil the society.
Kolkata, May 23 (ANI): Kolkata Police arrest ten bookies on Thursday from Kolkata, according to media reports. They will now be produced in the Sealdah court today.
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) A bookie and nine of his associates were arrested in Kolkata, police Thursday said, adding that they were investigating if the culprits had links with the ongoing IPL spot fixing controversy.
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Two people have been arrested and fake Indian currency notes (FICN) with a face value of nearly Rs.4 lakh seized from them, police here said Thursday.
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Various facets of India in the last 50 years have been brought to life through a bouquet of photographs by international photographers at an exhibition here, the organisers said Wednesday.
Kolkata, May 22 (ANI): Kolkata recently hosted a meeting on Tuesday to discuss measures that needs to be taken to increase cross border trade with Bangladesh.
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) A new documentary is on its way to showcasing the status of the dwindling number of Jews in the city through the eyes of the youngest member of the community.
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) The West Bengal government is conducting a survey for gauging the extent of tribal land encroached upon in the state's northern part, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here Tuesday.
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Kolkata-based non-banking finance company Srei Infrastructure Finance Tuesday said its board has okayed to raise funds up to Rs.1,500 crore by public issue of debentures in one or more tranches this fiscal.
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) The West Bengal government would provide monthly stipends of Rs.750 to nearly 4,000 folk artistes across the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here Tuesday.
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) On the eve of the UPA completing four years in office, the Left Front Tuesday accused the regime of having failed to frame pro-people policies and instead favouring the "khaas aadmi" (special interests).
Hyderabad, May 21 (IANS/CMC) West Indies captain Darren Sammy says he was ecstatic after scoring the winning hits that propelled Sunrisers Hyderabad into the playoffs of the Indian Premier league (IPL).
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) MP Birla group flagship Birla Corporation Monday reported a 26.40 percent rise in its net profit to Rs.72.63 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, from Rs. 57.46 crore during the same period a year ago.
Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) Srei Infrastructure Finance, one of India's leading infrastructure financial institutions, Monday announced a 424.45 percent jump in its consolidated net profit to Rs.69.28 crore during the quarter ended March 31, 2013, from Rs.13.21 crore in the same period previous year.
Hyderabad, May 20 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad chief coach Tom Moody has said reaching play-offs of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was rewarding and satisfying for the team.
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) Scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here Sunday.
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) Frenzied fans of Sunrisers Hyderabad filled the Rajiv Gandhi international stadium here Sunday night to support the home team, which stormed into the play-offs of the sixth Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL).
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets to storm into the play-offs of the sixth Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Rajiv Gandhi international stadium Sunday night.
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad qualified for the playoffs courtesy a five-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here Sunday.
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) Kolkatta Knight Riders set a target of 131 for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the must-win match for the latter, if they want to reach play-offs of the sixth Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL), at the Rajiv Gandhi international stadium Sunday night.
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders scored 130 for seven against Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here Sunday.
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League match here Sunday evening.
Bangalore, May 19 (IANS) Thousands of fans were excited early Sunday by Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) emphatic 24-run win over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a rain-marred last league tie of the Pepsi IPL-6 tournament at the Chinnaswamy stadium here.
Bangalore, May 19 (IANS) An aggressive half-century by skipper Virat Kohli (56 not out, 29b, 6x4, 4x6) carried Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 24-run win over league leaders Chennai Super Kings here Saturday and kept their play-off hopes alive in the Pepsi IPL tournament.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A Delhi-based couple were arrested from Kolkata for duping several banks by forging documents, police said Saturday.
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Three months after losing a by-poll, West Bengal minister Humayun Kabir resigned Saturday, two days ahead of the six month period mandated by the constitution within which a minister must get elected to the legislature.
Hyderabad, May 18 (IANS) Already out of contention for a place in play-offs, Kolkatta Knight Riders is keen to finish off this Indian Premier League (IPL) with a win against Sunrisers Hyderabad here Sunday, its coach said.
Hyderabad, May 18 (IANS) On a high after a comprehensive win against Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad will looking to ensure their place in the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs when they take on Kolkatta Knight Riders here Sunday.
Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad brightened their chances of entering the semifinals of Indian Premier League (IPL) by beating Rajasthan Royals by 23 runs in a crucial tie at Rajiv Gandhi international stadium here Friday night.
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly Friday said he felt bad for Rajasthan Royals skipper Rahul Dravid who had to "contend with people like Greg Chappell and S. Sreesanth" during his captaincy stints for the country and the IPL franchisee respectively.
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Footwear major Woodland, owned by the Aero Group, is looking to re-position its sub-brand 'Woods' in the luxury footwear segment, focusing primarily on women's footwear, a top company official said Friday.
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Opposition parties in West Bengal Friday demanded deployment of central paramilitary forces in an all-party meeting convened by the State Election Commission to ensure proper, free and fair panchayat elections.
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Entrepreneurs wanting to invest in Bihar should acquire land directly from farmers as land acquisition by the government would cost more, a top government official said Friday.
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Friday said it is considering selling stakes of some deep-water blocks to Shell Exploration Company BV as a part of its strategy to tie up with the global energy major.
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Cigarette-to-hotels conglomerate ITC Ltd Friday reported a 19.4 percent jump in its net profit to Rs.1,927.98 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, from Rs.1,614.36 crore for the same period a year ago.
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): Delhi Police has reportedly indicated that it could widen the probe of an ongoing case of spot fixing in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to include questioning of the owners of the Rajasthan Royals and the team's captain.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap will be conferred with the French honour Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters for his efforts in the promotion of Indian cinema across the globe.
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) The BJP Thursday demanded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation in view of the series of scams during the UPA rule and said it would contest the 2014 polls on its own strength in West Bengal.
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee led government Thursday released a performance report, claiming the state has clocked a growth rate higher than that of the overall country during the nearly two years it has been in power.
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) Hyderabad police have busted a cricket betting racket with the arrest of three people and seized cash and some hitech equipments.
Kolkata, May 16 (ANI): Overcoming economic hurdles, a newspaper delivery boy, Shiv Kumar has successfully cleared the entrance examination of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Joka, in Kolkata.
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad will focus purely on winning the game against Rajasthan Royals Friday, without bothering about various calculations to reach the semifinals, chief coach Tom Moody said Thursday.
Hyderabad, May 16 (IANS) The spot-fixing scandal which rocked the Indian Premier League (IPL) with the arrest of three Rajasthan Royals players will overshadow their last league match against Sunrisers Hyderabad here Friday.
Sydney, May 16 (ANI): The attorneys for Ariel Castro, the man accused of raping and kidnapping three women for around a decade in his Cleveland home, have claimed that he's not a 'monster' and will plead not guilty to kidnapping and rape charges.
New York, May 16, (IANS) Authorities in India and Bangladesh should take all necessary steps to protect Shukhoranjan Bali, a long-missing witness in the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) in Bangladesh, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Employees' Provident Fund compliance is very poor in India and just eight percent of the country's total workforce is currently under the scheme, an official said here Wednesday.
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Over 1,800 delegates will participate in the first SPIC-MACAY international convention on promoting Indian classical music and culture that begins here May 20.
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) A gallery on Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and China was opened Wednesday at Tagore's ancestral residence in North Kolkata's Jorasanko, that now houses the Rabindra Bharati Museum.
Ranchi, May 15 (IANS) Yusuf Pathan's unusual dismissal ended his blazing knock and eliminated Kolkata Knight Riders from the Indian Premier League here Wednesday.
Ranchi, May 15 (IANS) Pune Warriors edged out Kolkata Knight Riders by seven runs in the Indian Premier League here Wednesday.
Ranchi, May 15 (IANS) Scoreboard of the Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Pune Warriors at the JSCA International Stadium here Wednesday.
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) A middle aged man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly raping his seven-year-old sister-in-law in West Bengal's Hooghly district, police said.
Ranchi, May 15 (IANS) Pune Warriors scored 170 for four against Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League encounter here Wednesday.
Ranchi, May 15 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and decided to field against Pune Warriors in their Indian Premier League match here Wednesday.
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Many of the biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease that could potentially predict which patients will develop the disorder later in life have already been identified.
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Hollywood actress Jennifer Garner will star opposite Sir Michael Caine in "Imagine".
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) The students wing of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) Tuesday staged demonstration in central Kolkata demanding a proper probe into the chit fund scam, arrest of those involved and compensation to the depositors.
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Two people were injured and train movement was hit when the engine and three coaches of Kolkata-Haldibari Intercity Express got derailed in West Bengal's Birbhum Tuesday, the Eastern Railway said.
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) Godrej group company Godrej Security Solutions (GSS) Tuesday said it is aiming to clock 27 percent growth in business to more than Rs.25 crore during this financial year.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) A study has confirmed that rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhoea, the second largest killer of children across the world, and vaccines to contain the virus can change the situation dramatically.
London, May 14 (ANI): Brothers of Cleveland man accused of abducting and raping three women for over a decade in his house have said that they hope Ariel Castro 'rots in jail' if convicted for his crimes.
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) The National Stock Exchange (NSE) Monday said it recorded a traded value of Rs.691 crore in gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) this Akshaya Tritiya, up by nearly 14 percent compared to last year.
Bangalore, May 13 (IANS) The Royal Challengers Bangalore will have to live up to their reputation of being hometown bullies if they hope to remain in contention for the play-offs as they return to familiar environment to take on the unpredictable Kings XI Punjab here Tuesday after three weeks on the road in the Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL).
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Tata Motors' British luxury car unit Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Monday opened a new engineering test centre in Dubai to conduct extreme hot weather vehicle research, testing and development.
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) The National Stock Exchange (NSE) Monday launched the country's first dedicated debt trading platform.
Cleveland, May 13 (ANI): The two brothers of Ariel Castro who had allegedly imprisoned and sexually abused three women for a decade inside a Cleveland house, have said they would have turned in their brother if they had known he was involved in the women's disappearance.
London, May 13 (ANI): The three women held as sex slaves for a decade are set to earn millions as TV shows scramble to land the rights to their story.
Washington, May 13 (IANS) The Mothers' Day parade shooting in New Orleans, coming less than a month after the April 15 Boston bombing, is the fourth major incident of mass shooting in the US in the last one year.
Ranchi, May 12 (IANS) Scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders at the JSCA International Stadium Complex here Sunday.
Ranchi, May 12 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders dented Royal Challengers Bangalore's chances of qualifying for the playoffs courtesy a five-wicket win in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the JSCA International Stadium Complex here Sunday.
Ranchi, May 12 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by five wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the JSCA International Stadium Complex here Sunday.
Ranchi, May 12 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders restricted Royal Challengers Bangalore to 115 for nine in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the JSCA International Stadium Complex here Sunday.
London, May 12 (ANI): In another criminal revelation, a kidnapping suspect has been found to be a bass guitar player at the Sin Ti - Spanish for Without You band while allegedly keeping his sex slaves chained up in four bedroom house in Ohio, Cleveland.
Ranchi, May 12 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field first in their Indian Premier League clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the JSCA International Stadium here Sunday.
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) Bollywood baadshah Shahrukh Khan was conferred with Chevalier Sivaji Award, constituted after veteran Tamil actor Sivaji Ganeshan, Saturday here at the 7th edition of Vijay awards.
Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) Malaysian pilot James Anthony Tan, a dyslexia patient attempting to fly half-way around the world in a single-engined aircraft, touched down here Saturday after completing nearly 36,400 km of solo flying.
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Online ticket sales for the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 1 and Eliminator to be played at the Ferozeshah Kotla here May 21 and 22 will begin at 4 pm Saturday on www.iplt20.com.
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) A month after gold slumped to its lowest in over 15 months, jewellers are expecting a rise of 15 to 30 percent in sales during the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya May 13 - given the plethora of offers to woo customers.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): A new study has suggested that patients with two forms of leukemia, who currently have no viable treatment options, may benefit from existing drugs developed for different types of cancer.
London, May 11 (ANI): The family of the man who abducted and raped three women in his Cleveland home for roughly a decade has disowned him, saying he must suffer the consequences for his crimes.
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Chit fund aided Saradha Group promoter Sudipta Sen's close aide Debjani Mukherjee Friday claimed she was only a "trustworthy employee" of Sen and that she was sacked for raising her voice against the company's fund collection method.
Pune, May 10 (IANS) Having made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut against Kolkata Knight Riders, Pune Warriors all-rounder Parvez Rasool is already eyeing a berth in the Indian national squad.
London, May 10 (ANI): Keira Knight's husband, James Righton, bought her an olive tree as a wedding present.
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) Three persons, including the step-mother, have been arrested in West Bengal's Hooghly district after they set on fire a minor girl who refused to be forcibly married, police said Friday.
Gangtok, May 10 (ANI): Youth in the northeast are extremely talented and also sports crazy, and they look to clubs like the Daring Bulls Athlete Club in Sikkim to give them that additional nurtured training required to improve their skills.
Washington, May 10 (ANI): Michelle Knight, one of the three women abducted and held as sex slaves in a Cleveland home for roughly a decade, was gang-raped while in junior high school.
London, May 10 (ANI): The man suspected of imprisoning three women for about a decade could face death penalty over aggravated murder charges, prosecutors in Ohio have said.
Pune, May 9 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Pune Warriors at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium here Thursday.
Pune, May 9 (IANS) The Kolkata Knight Riders romped home to their first away win in the Indian Premier League (IPL) beating the Pune Warriors by 46 runs at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium here Thursday.
Pune, May 9 (IANS) The Kolkata Knight Riders scored 152/6 against the Pune Warriors in the Indian Premier League match at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium here Thursday.
Pune, May 9 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to bat against Pune Warriors in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here Thursday.
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) Usha Martin, a leading wire rope and specialty steel manufacturer, Thursday announced a 48 percent hike in its net profit to Rs.22.11 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, from Rs.14.91 crore in the same period of the previous year.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) National carrier Air India will resume commercial operations of the reinstated Boeing-787 Dreamliner from May 15. The first flights will be between Delhi and Bangalore and Delhi and Kolkata.
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) West Bengal Thursday paid homage to Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore on his 152nd birth anniversary through the versatile bard's ever popular songs, poems and other compositions.
Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) West Bengal will soon unveil its new industrial policy, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee assured industrialists here after a meeting with them at the state secretariat here.
Mumbai, May 9 (ANI): Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan launched a fitness book 'Guide to Your Best Body' in Mumbai here on Wednesday.
London, May 9 (ANI): The US police in Ohio have charged a man with the kidnapping and rape of three women held captive for a decade at a house in Cleveland.
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) Cathay Pacific subsidiary Dragonair Wednesday said it would operate an extra service between Kolkata and Hong Kong from Oct 4 next.
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to start a social security scheme for depositors and investors to ensure proper return of public money after the Saradha chit fund mess, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here Wednesday.
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Mumbai Indians moved to second place, all but ending Kolkata Knight Riders' dreams of qualifying for the playoffs, after an emphatic 65-run win in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede Stadium here Tuesday.