Greater Noida, Oct 29 : Bangalore's Sharmila Nicollet fired a five under 67 to lead after Day 1 at the Rs. 5 lakh Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour in the Jaypee Greens Golf Course here Tuesday.
Trailing Sharmila by a stroke was Delhi’s Vani Kapoor.
Sharmila had a brilliant round scoring the lowest total. With an impressive score, Sharmila looks to be in great form post her return nursing an ankle injury. Her round consisted of six birdies on the second, fifth, eighth, ninth, 10th and 11th holes followed by a single bogey on the 17th hole.
Greater Noida, Oct 26 : Like his fellow Formula 1 colleagues, Red Bull’s chief technical officer Adrian Newey also had his ‘India moment’ while travelling to the Buddh International Circuit (BIC).
The 54-year-old had a minor car accident while coming to the circuit Friday.
“We had a bit of an accident, only a small one, Friday while reaching the circuit. The car next to ours nicked us and went their way, rushing up the motorway as if nothing had happened,” Newey told IANS at the BIC paddock ahead of the Indian Grand Prix Sunday.
Greater Noida, Oct 26 : Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel topped the timesheets once again in the shortened third practice session of the Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) here Saturday.
The German driver, who had topped the two practice sessions Friday, looks well set to bag pole position in the qualifying session later in the day. Vettel clocked one minute and 25.333 seconds, a remarkable 0.560 seconds ahead of second placed teammate Mark Webber.
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was third in 1:26.105.
Greater Noida, Oct 25 : Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo, who will drive for Red Bull in the 2014 Formula 1 season, has spoken highly of his former teammate Narain Karthikeyan.
“It was good working with Narain. He was really fast over a lap and he looked to push all the time. While you are doing that you are bound to make some mistakes,” Ricciardo, who replaced Karthikeyan in the HRT team in the middle of 2011, told IANS Friday ahead of the Indian Grand Prix Sunday.
Karthikeyan returned to the Spanish outfit for the Indian Grand Prix where he teamed up with Ricciardo. The Indian beat the Australian for 17th place.
Greater Noida, Oct 24 : On the eve of the Indian Grand Prix weekend, the talking point at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) is whether the race would indeed be back on the Formula One roster in 2015 after skipping the next year.
Whatever be the speculation over the future of the race, the two men who matter -- Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone and chief promoter Sameer Gaur of the Jaypee Sports International Limited (JPSI) -- have little doubt that the race would be back after the calendar gets tweaked, clubbing all the Asian races in a clip.
Greater Noida, March 25 : Some Indian cricketers let their hair down after their historic whitewash of Australia by zooming and careening around the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) here Monday morning.
Here, too, the leader of the pack was bike enthusiast and India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who rode down from the national capital on his fancy roadbike, Hellcat, to see what it feels like riding on a Formula 1 track.
Greater Noida, March 16 : Thomas Aiken, who chose golf ahead of cricket and tennis because it offered better scenery, could enjoy it even more Sunday as he grabbed a three-shot lead Saturday in the Avantha Masters at the Jaypee Greens Resort.
His three-shot lead in a tournament that has been very tight thus, indicated that the lovely Avantha Masters could once again be headed to South Africa for the second year running, taking over from Jbe Kruger, who missed the cut Friday.
Greater Noida, March 14 : India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's popularity has spread to war-torn Afghanistan where cricket is slowly catching on with the masses.
Afghanistan cycling team, here for the Asian Championships, are enjoying their time in India and can't stop talking about their love for Hindi movies and the game of cricket which, they say, is gaining popularity back home.
Greater Noida, March 14 : Uzbekistan's Muradian Halmuratov and Kazakh Daniil Fominykh won a gold each in the road races of the Hero Asian Cycling Championship being held here at the Buddh International Circuit Thursday.
Kazakhstan now lead the standings with two gold medals, as many silver and a bronze.
Hong Kong picked up from where they left off in track events to occupy the second spot with one gold and a bronze in their kitty. Uzbekistan and Mongolia, with a lone gold medal apiece, are tied at third spot.
Greater Noida, March 12 : Sri Lanka's Mithun Perera hopes his wish of winning his first Asian Tour title will come true when the 1.8 million euro Avantha Masters gets underway at the Jaypee Greens Golf Course here Thursday.
The Sri Lankan was on the verge of creating history at the Asian Tour season-opening event in Myanmar but was pipped to second place by Order of Merit leader Chawalit Plaphol of Thailand.
The controversial Greater Noida Master Plan 2021 has finally been approved by the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB), in a move that has cleared the way for recommencement of construction work in hundreds of housing projects in the area.
Confirming the development, an official said, "The board has given a nod to the Master Plan 2021 with certain conditions."
In 2007, the Greater Noida Authority acquired 3,000 hectares of land from farmers for industrial use; but later it used 2,500 hectares of that land housing projects 'Noida Extension'.
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