Regional News Headlines

Chandy lauds Kerala Blasters for 'wonderful performance'

Thiruvananthapuram , Dec 20

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday congratulated the Kerala Blasters team for putting up a "wonderful performance" to finish as runners-up in the first Indian Super League (ISL) tournament.

Tamils can only live with dignity in Modi's rule: Amit Shah

Chennai , Dec 20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's long rule is needed to save the dignity and self-respect of the people of Tamil Nadu and Tamils elsewhere, BJP president Amit Shah said Saturday.

Atletico de Kolkata beat Kerala Blasters 1-0 to become ISL champions

Mumbai , Dec 20

Atletico de Kolkata defeated Kerala Blasters FC 1-0 in the final to lift the Indian Super League (ISL) football trophy at the D.Y Patil stadium here Saturday. A last gasp goal from forward Mohammed Rafique helped the Sourav Ganguly part-owned franchise clinch the inaugural edition of the tournament.

Enthusiastic fans throng D.Y Patil stadium for ISL final

Mumbai , Dec 20

A galaxy of stars from the silver screen and sports personalities alongside other fans thronged the D.Y Patil stadium to be part of the final of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) that metamorphosed more into a football festival from a mere tournament summit clash Saturday.

Balloons, jugglers, acrobats weave mesmerising spell at ISL closing show

Mumbai , Dec 20

Football-shaped balloons were released into the night sky, ball jugglers displayed their silken skills and acrobats showcased feats of extraordinary ability and balance before a capacity crowd at the D.Y. Patil stadium here during the ISL closing ceremony ahead of the final between Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters Saturday.

Rafique's header crowns Atletico de Kolkata ISL champions

Mumbai , Dec 20

Substitute Mohammad Rafique headed in an injury time header as Atletico De Kolkata clinched the inaugural Indian Super League crown with a 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters here Saturday.

Sachin, Sourav display camaraderie, enthused at ISL success

Mumbai , Dec 20

Displaying their old camaraderie when they used to clobber bowlers into submission, cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were Saturday enthused by the success of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL).

Ganguly thanks fans for tremendous reception to ISL

Mumbai , Dec 20

Thanking football lovers of the country for the spontaneous positive reception offered to the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament, Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) co-owner Sourav Ganguly said Saturday that the inaugural competition could only get better in the years to come.

Konkan Railway route to be electrified: Prabhu

Panaji , Dec 20

Making a slew of announcements in Goa Saturday, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said the Konkan Railway (KR) track will soon be fully electrified and double-lined.

Use indigenous products in Konkan Railway: Prabhu

Panaji , Dec 20

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Saturday said more products indigenous to the Konkan region should be used along the Konkan Railway (KR) route, pushing for the use of 'kokum', a sour tropical fruit commonly used in local curries and sherbets.