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Ashwin Ferro

Ashwin Ferro

He is the Deputy Sports Editor at Mid-day and has covered big-ticket events for the organization like the 2015 Cricket World Cup, the 2008 Olympics, and several Asian Games; specialises in hockey. Twitter: @ashwinferro

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Want to change colour of the medal: Sreejesh

Want to change colour of the medal: Sreejesh

Indian hockey team’s veteran goalkeeper is confident that the Tokyo Olympics bronze medallists can go a step further on the podium at upcoming Paris Olympics... [Read More]

08 July,2024 01:41 PM IST | Mumbai | Ashwin Ferro
Don’t count medals, look at progression based on data: AFI president Sumariwalla

Don’t count medals, look at progression based on data: AFI president Sumariwalla

However, Athletics Federation of India (AFI) President Adille Sumariwalla believes it’s incorrect to try to predict the number of medals because there are numerous conditions that apply... [Read More]

02 July,2024 07:00 AM IST | Mumbai | Ashwin Ferro

"This is a great lesson for all the Indian athletes": Sreejesh hails Kohli

Great team work is another huge takeaway from the win in the Caribbean... [Read More]

01 July,2024 07:54 AM IST | Barbados | Ashwin Ferro
Can left-arm pacer Farooqi trouble Rohit again?

Can left-arm pacer Farooqi trouble Rohit again?

With 12 wickets from four matches at the T20 World Cup so far, Afghanistan pacer Fazalhaq will be licking his lips at the opportunity of having a go at the India captain in Thursday’s Super 8 clash; the last time the two met, he dismissed the opener for a duck in January at Indore... [Read More]

19 June,2024 05:09 PM IST | New York | Ashwin Ferro
Free tickets for the needy at Paris Olympics opening ceremony

Free tickets for the needy at Paris Olympics opening ceremony

Organisers to give away thousands of tickets of July 26 opening ceremony to underprivileged section of society in French capital... [Read More]

12 June,2024 08:28 AM IST | Mumbai | Ashwin Ferro
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IN PHOTOS: PM Modi meets CM Shinde, Devendra Fadnavis and others in Mumbai

IN PHOTOS: PM Modi meets CM Shinde, Devendra Fadnavis and others in Mumbai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Mumbai on Saturday to inaugurate developmental projects worth Rs 29,400 crore and met Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde, deputy CMs Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar apart from other leaders of the state. Pics/ Atul Kamble... [Read More]

13 July,2024 08:13 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: PM Modi launches projects worth over Rs 29,400 crore in Mumbai

IN PHOTOS: PM Modi launches projects worth over Rs 29,400 crore in Mumbai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched, dedicate to the nation and laid the foundation stone for multiple projects related to the road, railways and ports sector worth more than Rs 29,400 crore on Saturday. Pics/Atul Kamble... [Read More]

13 July,2024 07:24 PM IST
Israeli Air Forces hits Hezbollah in Lebanon after 40 rockets fired at Golan

Israeli Air Forces hits Hezbollah in Lebanon after 40 rockets fired at Golan

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported earlier Tuesday evening Israel Air Force fighter jets attacked a military structure of the terrorist organization Hezbollah in the area of Kfarkela in southern Lebanon (Pics/AFP)... [Read More]

10 July,2024 02:18 PM IST
From Big B to Bhujji, 9 wow factors of Kalki 2898 AD that make it a must-watch

From Big B to Bhujji, 9 wow factors of Kalki 2898 AD that make it a must-watch

Kalki 2898 AD starring Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Prabhas, and Kamal Haasan was released just two days ago, and oh good lord, what a spectacular experience it was to watch the film! Here are a few highlights that caught our eye. Spoiler alert!... [Read More]

29 June,2024 03:46 PM IST
Kalki 2898 AD: Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Kamal Haasan & others attend

Kalki 2898 AD: Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Kamal Haasan & others attend

Kalki 2898 AD: The stars of the sci-fi assembled for a special insight into the dystopian world of the upcoming Nag Ashwin directorial. Present for the same were Deepika Padukone, Prabhas, Amitabh Bachchan, and Kamal Haasan. Check out the pictures inside... [Read More]

19 June,2024 09:17 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: 40 Indians killed in major fire in Kuwait

IN PHOTOS: 40 Indians killed in major fire in Kuwait

Over 40 people, majority of them Indians, were killed in a devastating fire in a building housing labourers in southern Kuwait and the number of deceased is expected to go up, officials said on Wednesday. (Pics/ PTI, AFP and AP)... [Read More]

12 June,2024 11:15 PM IST
In Photos: Vaishnaw takes charge as Information and Broadcasting Minister

In Photos: Vaishnaw takes charge as Information and Broadcasting Minister

Ashwini Vaishnaw on Tuesday assumed charge as Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, the 35th leader to hold the portfolio since Independence (Pics/PTI)... [Read More]

11 June,2024 01:36 PM IST
Chandu Champion to Kalki 2898 AD, Theatre and OTT releases in June 2024

Chandu Champion to Kalki 2898 AD, Theatre and OTT releases in June 2024

From `Chandu Champion` to `Kalki 2898 AD,` there`s something for everyone. So, sit back and get ready for a month full of great content!... [Read More]

01 June,2024 11:18 AM IST
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‘Kalki 2898 AD’: Prabhas fans celebrate ahead of first-day first show at Hyd

‘Kalki 2898 AD’: Prabhas fans celebrate ahead of first-day first show at Hyd

In Hyderabad, a crowd gathered outside Sandhya Theatre to watch the premiere of "Kalki 2898 AD`. They celebrated the film`s release with dance and music outside the venue expressing their joy. The film features stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Prabhas, and Deepika Padukone. Enthusiastic fans displayed cutouts and posters of Prabhas, including a large garlanded cutout of the actor outside the theatre. Directed by Nag Ashwin, this highly anticipated post-apocalyptic movie draws inspiration from Hindu scriptures and is set in the year 2898 AD.... [Read More]

27 June,2024 01:22 PM IST
Kalki 2898 AD Public Review: Audience give verdict on Prabhas-starrer

Kalki 2898 AD Public Review: Audience give verdict on Prabhas-starrer

Kalki 2828 AD has been one of the most awaited movies of 2024. After a journey of constant delays and postponements, the Prabhas-starrer is finally here for all to watch. With A-listers like Deepika Padukone, Kamal Haasan, and Amitabh Bachchan in the movie, all of whom come with their vast fandoms, the craze is in full swing. Take a look at what the people of Mumbai have to say about Nag Ashwin`s directorial.... [Read More]

27 June,2024 01:20 PM IST
Kalki 2898 AD: Amitabh Bachchan’s fans can't wait to watch him as Ashwatthama

Kalki 2898 AD: Amitabh Bachchan’s fans can't wait to watch him as Ashwatthama

Every Sunday, Amitabh Bachchan fans, young and old, gather outside his house Jalsa, in Mumbai, hoping to catch a glimpse of the megastar. The energies were extra high last Sunday, in anticipation of Kalki 2898 AD, the Nag Ashwin directorial which stars Big B as Ashwatthama in a sci-fi setting. Mid-day.com was at the site to capture the fan fervour ahead of the film`s release. Excited fans shared that they are planning to watch the movie first day first show. Check out the full video to see what fans have to say about their favourite actor and his upcoming film ‘Kalki 2898 AD’.... [Read More]

25 June,2024 06:52 PM IST | Mumbai
Dombivli Boiler Blast: 7 dead, over 40 injured after a massive boiler blast

Dombivli Boiler Blast: 7 dead, over 40 injured after a massive boiler blast

Maharashtra Govt ordered a high-level probe and has announced ex-gratia to the kin of the deceased, injured in the Dombivli Boiler Blast. Extra-gratia of 5 lakhs will be conferred to kin of deceased while govt will bear the treatment cost of injured. As many as 7 died, and over 40 were injured after a massive boiler blast in Thane on May 23. The injured people were rushed to a nearby hospital and the rescue operation is still underway.... [Read More]

24 May,2024 04:04 PM IST
Prabhas introduces futuristic robot ‘Bujji’ at ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ event

Prabhas introduces futuristic robot ‘Bujji’ at ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ event

On Wednesday, Prabhas` character Bujji was first presented to a group of people in Hyderabad at a function put up by the Kalki film makers. Prabhas had recently made a cryptic post about someone being there for him all the time. And finally, the actor revealed to his fans what or who it was.... [Read More]

23 May,2024 05:08 PM IST
Political Strategist decodes BJP win, PM Modi vs Rahul Gandhi & Indian politics

Political Strategist decodes BJP win, PM Modi vs Rahul Gandhi & Indian politics

In this second video of the Mid-day series Straight Talk, Political Strategist Ritwik Mehta breaks down the winning strategy deployed by the Bhartiya Janata Party, Annamalai’s fandom, the Modi Factor, Congress’ downfall, Political chaos in Maharashtra, Bihar politics, prospects of INDIA Alliance along side BJP making inroads in states of West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. From grassroots mobilization to high-level coalition building, Mehta offers invaluable insights into how the BJP navigates the complex landscape of Indian politics dethroning long-standing political parties in the process. Watch exclusive insights into the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections 2024, as political analyst Ritwik Mehta delves into understanding the inner workings of India`s political parties with Katyayani Kapoor.... [Read More]

15 April,2024 08:30 PM IST
Moscow Shooting: Gunmen open fire at Moscow concert hall, killing at least 40

Moscow Shooting: Gunmen open fire at Moscow concert hall, killing at least 40

Reuters has reported that at least 40 people were killed and more than 100 were injured when as many as 5 gunmen dressed in camouflage clothing opened fire at people at a concert hall in Moscow on March 22. Armed attackers with automatic weapons targeted Moscow’s Crocus City Hall music venue. Flames leaped into the sky and plumes of black smoke rose above the venue after the deadly attack. It was not immediately clear who the gunmen were. The shooting began days after President Vladimir Putin was re-elected and as Russia is prosecuting a war with Ukraine. NSC coordinator for strategic communication of United States of America, John Kirby has expressed concern over the Moscow shooting incident.... [Read More]

23 March,2024 12:07 PM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Will Modi Govt Turn Dictatorial with Over 400 Seats?

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Will Modi Govt Turn Dictatorial with Over 400 Seats?

Home Minister Amit Shah addressed apprehensions regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act and the potential for the Modi government to become dictatorial if the NDA secures over 400 seats in the Lok Sabha elections. Shah referenced historical precedents, noting instances when the Gandhis, including Rajiv Gandhi, secured similar majorities... [Read More]

15 March,2024 11:24 AM IST
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