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OBC creamy layer ceiling raised to Rs 8L/yr

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while informing about the cabinet decision said that a Commission will be formed to examine the matter of sub-categorisation of OBC for the purposes of the central government employment. It had asked for sub-categorisation within OBCs into Extremely Backward Classes (Group "A"), More Backward Classes (Group "B") and Backward Classes (Group "C"). Read More »

Everton defender Keane says hard-working Rooney deserves England call-up

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But, unfortunately, age comes to us all. I'd had three serious injuries, so I felt I had no choice. After Rooney had scored at the Etihad Stadium, Shearer tweeted, "It's been lonely in this Premier League 200 club". Here's a chronological look at the striker's worldwide career. Saying that he regretted not having won an global tournament with England , Rooney hinted that he was open to a coaching role with the national team in the future. Read More »

Nehwal, Praneeth enter pre-quarters of World Badminton C'ships

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Saina Nehwal , who had received a first-round bye, secured an easy win over Sabrina Jaquet of Switzerland on the third day of the tournament. The Hyderabadi, a 2015 edition runner-up, had got a bye in her first round.In the pre-quarterfinals, Saina will meet the victor between unseeded compatriot Tanvi Lad and South Korean second seed Sung ji Hyun. Read More »

Nepal cricket team has good chance to get ODI status

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India comes into the series with an ODI series and last time in the ODI series India already defeated West Indies following the final run which was the Champions Trophy. And Pothas, who took over the reins as head coach after Graham Ford stepped down at the end of June, admitted that there had been too many changes in the side. Read More »

Spanish swimmer sacrifices race to stage a tribute to Barcelona victims

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Fernando Alvarez , who was competing in the FINA World Masters Championships, told local media: "I started a minute late, but that doesn't matter". Alvarez dove in following his minute of silence, but his finishing time was not recorded. "But I do not care, it was [more important] than if I won all the gold in the world", Alvarez told El Español. "What I was feeling was more than if I had won all of the gold medals in the world", he said. Read More »

Neymar vows to fight Barcelona over damages claim and bonus payment

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Following Neymar's €222 million transfer from Barcelona to PSG , the Catalan club have chose to sue Neymar for €8.5m for a breach of contract, announcing the decision Tuesday. Barca further said that the call was wedged against Neymar on 11 of August with Barcelona's employment court and this was eight days after his fabulous move to League1. Read More »

West Ham's plan to replace Slaven Bilic

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However, Bilic is confident that his side will win the game against the League Two outfit and secure a spot in the next round of the competition, although he has admitted he will be without some of his star players. Summer signings Joe Hart and Javier Hernandez were on the bench while Marko Arnautovic - sent off at Southampton and subsequently slammed for it by Bilic - missed out altogether. Read More »

Carnival hits town as Mayweather and McGregor ready to fight

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It's expected to be Mayweather's last fight and an opportunity for the brazen McGregor to hold two crowns, and the intrigue isn't lost on audiences who will be able to watch the fight on Showtime PPV beginning at 9 p.m. While McGregor had his usual bravado, Mayweather was a little more guarded as he continued preparations for the bout he hopes will take his career record to 50-0. Read More »

ESPN host arrested for criminal entry

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Police Lt. Roger Schultz says police found the man in a bedroom. Prior to Russillo & Kanell's almost two-year run, he worked alongside Scott Van Pelt beginning in 2009, before Van Pelt began anchoring SportsCenter full time in 2015. Russillo recently tweeted a photo from Montana. He has been a part of ESPN Radio since 2006. The Russillo Show airs weekdays from 1-4 p.m. on ESPN Radio. Read More »

Rooney calls time on England career

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After striking in Everton's draw at Manchester City , the 31-year-old now has two goals in as many Premier League games since leaving Manchester United to rejoin his boyhood club. "You see it more so than ever. From street footballer to England captain, Wayne continues to be an inspiration for all". Of those goals, 37 were scored in 74 competitive appearances - but only seven came in worldwide tournaments, with four of them at the UEFA European Championship in Portugal in 2004. Read More »

Beyoncé and Laverne Cox Have a Mystery Collaboration Coming

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Cox, who has been nominated for an Emmy for her role on "Orange is New Black", revealed in an interview with " Access Hollywood " that she and Queen B are working on a secret project together. Do not cry or do everything you've imagined you'd do when you meet the queen for the first time. 'I thought for the first time I would meet Beyoncé I would start crying and freak out.' she continued. Read More »

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain set for crunch talks with Arsenal

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Chelsea have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, as the Mirror's report suggests that he's rejected a new contract offered by Arsenal . Chelsea will be hugely interested in the outcome of the forthcoming summit as they plot to bring Oxlade-Chamberlain to Stamford Bridge. It remains to be seen whether the Gunners board will look to apply pressure on Wenger to sell one of the trio this summer given the huge financial implications of losing them all on free ... Read More »

England record-scorer Wayne Rooney ends global career

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Raheem Sterling's late volley snatched a 1-1 draw for 10-man Manchester City , but their performance delivered more questions than answers as they struggled to create against a disciplined Everton defence. When he got injured: we might have gone on to win that one if he hadn't, we were looking so good. The influential David Silva also thumped a shot against the post. Read More »

Chelsea to make shock move from Premier League striker

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It's understood that Vardy is seen as the ideal solution for Conte's squad problems as he's experienced and available for a lower fee considering his exceptional goal scoring talents. Despite being named as a cheaper option this does not mean the Blues hierarchy should offer an embarrassingly low sum for the goal-scorer. As well as Vardy, the Telegraph's report claims that Chelsea have an eye on Swansea's Fernando Llorente, Torino's Andrea Belotti and Crystal Palace striker Christian ... Read More »

Jose Keen - Man Utd Seriously Looking to Sign this Player

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Tottenham have always been keen on the teenage left-back, who has repeatedly been linked with a number of other Premier League clubs. Predictably the teenager has attracted interest from the top flight with several clubs reportedly showing a keen interest but Sessegnon appeared to end speculation over his future after signing a three-year contract in June. Read More »

Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 - Official Gamescom Trailer

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Federation Internationale de Football Association has been the most popular video game year-on-year since 2014 and the trailer for its newest instalment is here for all to see. We bet you didn't think EA would ever be so bold as to release another yearly sequel to one of the most popular games on the planet. Apparently, it's a real pleasure. Read More »

Twumasi scores brace as Astana bow out of Uefa Champions League

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However, three goals in 21 second-half minutes - one from Serikzhan Muzhikov and two from Patrick Twumasi - put Celtic in a far more precarious position. "We've come through this qualification phase really, really well", said Rodgers, whose side beat Linfield and Rosenborg to reach the play-off stage. Read More »

Acura ARX-05 prototype race auto debuts in Monterey

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Looking to the Acura ARX-05, Marek and company did a commendable job of injecting a bit of Acura flavor into Team Penske's newest project; from the sweep of the hood to the recognizable "jewel eye" headlight design. Check out the video below to learn more about the new race auto. It will be on display later in the week at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion (August 19) and on the Concept Lawn of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance (August 20). Read More »

Ronaldo cries injustice as last appeal rejected

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Ronaldo blasted his treatment by the Spanish Football Federation as " persecution " on his Instagram account after his first appeal was rejected last week. " Thanks to those who have supported me ". Zinedine Zidane has confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo will "play the full 90 minutes" for Real Madrid against Fiorentina in the Trofeo Bernabeu on Wednesday. Read More »

Western Force wins right to appeal axing

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According to Mr McGowan, the ARU had shown "great disrespect" to WA by axing the Force and not the Melbourne Rebels. RugbyWA, backers of the Force, argued the ARU had no right to axe the Perth-based club under the terms of the alignment deal that was struck a year ago. Read More »