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Last year, Delhi was at the 81st position and has significantly improved its ranking this year.(PTI)

Delhi ranks 62 in list of world’s best cities: Here are the 10 best cities

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 01:30 PM IST
Apart from Delhi, the other cities that have been featured in the list include San Francisco, Amsterdam, Rome, Washington DC, Abu Dhabi, Toronto, Prague, St Petersburg, among others.
A file photo of Kim Clijsters.(Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)
A file photo of Kim Clijsters.(Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)

Kim Clijsters faces Garbine Muguruza on tough return in Dubai

Dubai | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 03:20 PM IST
Clijsters, 36, had been due to play Kiki Bertens but the eighth-ranked Dutch player withdrew after reaching the Sunday final in St Petersburg.
Akash Mishra’s perfectly-placed header earned India a 1-1 draw against Bulgaria.(AIFF)
Akash Mishra’s perfectly-placed header earned India a 1-1 draw against Bulgaria.(AIFF)

Akash header earns India U-19 football team 1-1 draw against Bulgaria

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 08:46 PM IST
India finished the group with one point from three matches. They will now play two play-off matches to decide the final standings.
Romania's Simona Halep in action during her semi final match against Switzerland's Belinda Bencic.(REUTERS)
Romania's Simona Halep in action during her semi final match against Switzerland's Belinda Bencic.(REUTERS)

Simona Halep to face Kiki Bertens in Madrid Open final

Madrid | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 02:10 PM IST
Halep broke the unseeded Bencic in the first game of the first set, the Swiss’s errant backhand flying out, but she broke back to tie at 2-2.
Taapsee Pannu feels she could have pulled off playing Udham Singh comfortably.
Taapsee Pannu feels she could have pulled off playing Udham Singh comfortably.

Taapsee Pannu says she’d looked quite good as Udham Singh, compliments Vicky Kaushal on first look

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 01:35 PM IST
Taapsee Pannu believes she could have played Udham Singh convincingly. However, she praised Vicky Kaushal for his first look too.
Around two dozen people were trapped in the building of the University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics in the centre of Russia’s second biggest city.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Around two dozen people were trapped in the building of the University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics in the centre of Russia’s second biggest city.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)

Several floors of Russian university building collapse, two dozen trapped

Moscow | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2019 07:00 AM IST
A university building partly collapsed on Saturday in the Russian city of St Petersburg, trapping people under debris, but emergency services reported no casualties, Russian news agencies reported .
Kiki Bertens poses with the trophy after her victory over Croatia's Donna Vekic.(AFP)
Kiki Bertens poses with the trophy after her victory over Croatia's Donna Vekic.(AFP)

Kiki Bertens fights back against Donna Vekic to clinch St Petersburg title

St Petersburg | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2019 10:21 PM IST
The 27-year-old fired eight aces to prevail 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 in one hour 43 minutes to record her first ever win over Vekic in their fourth head-to-head meeting.
File image of Russian Tennis star Maria Sharapova.(REUTERS)
File image of Russian Tennis star Maria Sharapova.(REUTERS)

Maria Sharapova withdraws from St Petersburg with shoulder injury

St Petersburg | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2019 09:09 PM IST
Sharapova, 31, had been set to play fellow Russian Daria Kasatkina, the third seed in the tournament, in the second round. Kasatkina wins by walkover, organisers said.
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus reacts during her first round match against Germany's Laura Siegemund.(AP)
Victoria Azarenka of Belarus reacts during her first round match against Germany's Laura Siegemund.(AP)

Victoria Azarenka sets up Petra Kvitova clash in St Petersburg

Saint Petersburg | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 11:24 PM IST
Victoria Azarenka, who was dumped out in the first round at Melbourne Park by Germany’s Laura Siegemund, eased to a 6-4, 6-1 victory against the Russian qualifier.
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova reacts after a point against Japan's Naomi Osaka.(AFP)
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova reacts after a point against Japan's Naomi Osaka.(AFP)

Petra Kvitova pulls out of Fed Cup tie against Romania

Prague | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 07:49 PM IST
Petra Kvitova will not play in the first-round Fed Cup tie as the Czech Republic face Romania on February 9-10.
A new US Senate report has alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 US presidential poll to held Donald Trump win was wider than thought earlier (File Photo)(REUTERS)
A new US Senate report has alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 US presidential poll to held Donald Trump win was wider than thought earlier (File Photo)(REUTERS)

New reports on Russian meddling in 2016 US polls show extent much wider

Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 12:10 AM IST
The reports are based on data turned over by Facebook, Twitter and Google and significantly expand the extent of the meddling that Americans have alleged was carried out by the Internet Research Agency, a St Petersburg company, under the directions of the Russian government to help Donald Trump win the presidential race.
A demonstrator is detained by police during the LGBT community rally in central St. Petersburg, Russia August 4, 2018.(REUTERS)
A demonstrator is detained by police during the LGBT community rally in central St. Petersburg, Russia August 4, 2018.(REUTERS)

25 gay rights activists detained in Russia for defying ban to hold rally

St Petersburg | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON AUG 04, 2018 08:15 PM IST
Police detained campaigners who unfurled rainbow flags or held placards, dragging them into a police bus.
France's coach Didier Deschamps (C) celebrates with France's midfielder Paul Pogba (R) at the end of the FIFA World Cup 2018 semi-final against Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.(AFP)
France's coach Didier Deschamps (C) celebrates with France's midfielder Paul Pogba (R) at the end of the FIFA World Cup 2018 semi-final against Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.(AFP)

Paul Pogba was almost everywherein FIFA World Cup 2018 semi-final: Didier Deschamps

Omnisport, St Petersburg | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 08:42 PM IST
Paul Pogba was not involved in France’s winner against Belgium in FIFA World Cup 2018 semi-final but worked tirelessly for the team’s cause in St Petersburg, creating three chances in attack while also making four tackles
Belgium's Thibaut Courtois makes a save from France's Olivier Giroud and Blaise Matuidi in FIFA World Cup 2018 semi-final.(REUTERS)
Belgium's Thibaut Courtois makes a save from France's Olivier Giroud and Blaise Matuidi in FIFA World Cup 2018 semi-final.(REUTERS)

France played ‘anti-football’ in FIFA World Cup 2018 semi-final: Thibaut Courtois

Omnisport, St Petersburg | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2018 08:42 PM IST
Belgium struggled to create many chances after a bright start as they were left frustrated by a compact France outfit in the FIFA World Cup 2018 semi-final. Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois blasted Les Bleus – who moved into a third final – for their tactics
The Bachchan family.
The Bachchan family.

Amitabh Bachchan and family off to Russia, phones are their shared passion. See pics

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 08:06 PM IST
Amitabh Bachchan and his family members are sports enthusiasts. They are in Russia to watch a world cup football match.
Belgium take on France in the first semi-final of FIFA World Cup 2018 in St Petersburg on Tuesday.(AP)
Belgium take on France in the first semi-final of FIFA World Cup 2018 in St Petersburg on Tuesday.(AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: France-Belgium gear up for a mega midfield battle in semi-finals

Hindustan Times, Saint Petersburg | By Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 01:52 PM IST
How their battle at the centre of the pitch develops could determine whether the 1998 champions France or the 1986 semi-finalists Belgium seal the first final spot in FIFA World Cup 2018 first last four clash in St Petersburg on Tuesday.
Sweden's Emil Forsberg (C) celebrates after scoring against Switzerland in the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Tuesday.(AP)
Sweden's Emil Forsberg (C) celebrates after scoring against Switzerland in the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Tuesday.(AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Emil Forsberg guides Sweden to victory over Switzerland

Reuters, Saint Petersburg | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 09:53 PM IST
Sweden reached the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter-finals for the first time in 24 years after Emil Forsberg’s deflected shot earned a scrappy 1-0 win over Switzerland on Tuesday.
Achilles, the cat, chose Nigeria during an attempt to predict the result of their FIFA World Cup 2018 match against Argentina.(AP)
Achilles, the cat, chose Nigeria during an attempt to predict the result of their FIFA World Cup 2018 match against Argentina.(AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Achilles the cat tips Nigeria to beat Argentina

Reuters, Saint Petersburg | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 08:33 PM IST
Achilles the cat, who is sort of the unofficial fortune teller of FIFA World Cup 2018, tipped Nigeria to beat Argentina in their final group stage encounter on Tuesday.
Brazil take on Serbia in a crucial Group E encounter in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in St Petersburg on Tuesday.(REUTERS)
Brazil take on Serbia in a crucial Group E encounter in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in St Petersburg on Tuesday.(REUTERS)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil target Group E top spot against Serbia

Hindustan Times, Saint Petersburg | By Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 07:15 PM IST
Brazil look to solidify their spot in Group E when they take on Serbia in their final group stage encounter of FIFA World Cup 2018 in St Petersburg on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia will play Egypt in their FIFA World Cup 2018 Group A football match at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 25, 2018. Both Juan Antonio Pizzi (L) and Hector Raul Cuper will hope to bow out of the tournament with a win.(AFP)
Saudi Arabia will play Egypt in their FIFA World Cup 2018 Group A football match at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 25, 2018. Both Juan Antonio Pizzi (L) and Hector Raul Cuper will hope to bow out of the tournament with a win.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Saudi Arabia, Egypt play for pride in dead rubber

OmniSport | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2018 04:41 PM IST
Both Russia and Saudi Arabia have been eliminated from the FIFA World Cup 2018 as they prepare to face off in their final group game of the tournament.
Brazil's Philippe Coutinho, second left, celebrates with Neymar, second right, after scoring the opening goal against Costa Rica in a FIFA World Cup 2018 match.(AP)
Brazil's Philippe Coutinho, second left, celebrates with Neymar, second right, after scoring the opening goal against Costa Rica in a FIFA World Cup 2018 match.(AP)

Neymar, Philippe Coutinho strike late to guide Brazil past Costa Rica in FIFA World Cup 2018

Reuters, St Petersburg | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 08:49 PM IST
Brazil’s 2-0 win over Costa Rica saw the five-times world champions gain four points from two games after they drew 1-1 with Switzerland in their opening match, and they provisionally rise above Serbia to top Group E of FIFA World Cup 2018
Russia defeated Egypt to virtually book their spot in the FIFA World Cup 2018 knock-out stages on Tuesday.(REUTERS)
Russia defeated Egypt to virtually book their spot in the FIFA World Cup 2018 knock-out stages on Tuesday.(REUTERS)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia’s success no accident, says head coach after Egypt win

Omnisport | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 09:41 AM IST
Russia defeated Egypt 3-1 in a Group A clash on Tuesday to virtually assure themselves a place in the next round of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.
Mohamed Salah is fouled in the penalty box during the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the FIFA World Cup 2018 in the St. Petersburg Stadium.(AP)
Mohamed Salah is fouled in the penalty box during the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the FIFA World Cup 2018 in the St. Petersburg Stadium.(AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia on brink of Rd of 16 after win over Mo Salah’s Egypt

Omnisport, St Petersburg | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 02:04 AM IST
World Cup hosts Russia kept up their free-scoring ways to move to the brink of a second round place with a 3-1 win over Egypt in their FIFA World Cup 2018 Group A match at the Saint Petersburg Stadium
Iran's Mehdi Taremi, Majid Hosseini and Sardar Azmoun celebrate their first goal against Morocco in the FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)
Iran's Mehdi Taremi, Majid Hosseini and Sardar Azmoun celebrate their first goal against Morocco in the FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Iran beat Morocco with 95th-minute own goal

Omnisport | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 10:49 PM IST
Aziz Bouhaddouz headed an own goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time to give Iran a stunning 1-0 victory over Morocco in their FIFA World Cup 2018 encounter on Friday.
A personnel stands next to the Chinese-Dutch "Sleeping Lion Pearl" during a viewing day at the Pulchri Studio, on May 27, 2018 in The Hague.(AFP)
A personnel stands next to the Chinese-Dutch "Sleeping Lion Pearl" during a viewing day at the Pulchri Studio, on May 27, 2018 in The Hague.(AFP)

World’s largest freshwater pearl goes for 320,000 euros

Agence France-Presse, The Hague | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 06:30 PM IST
Known as the Sleeping Lion pearl due to its distinctive shape, the pearl was likely formed in the first half of the 18th century in Chinese waters, possibly even the Pearl River.
Czech Republic's tennis player Petra Kvitova won the Madrid Open on Saturday.(AFP)
Czech Republic's tennis player Petra Kvitova won the Madrid Open on Saturday.(AFP)

Petra Kvitova up two places to 8th in WTA tennis rankings

Agence France-Presse, Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 06:23 PM IST
Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova, who was also the champion in Madrid in 2011 and 2015, has now claimed four titles in 2018 after triumphs in St Petersburg, Doha and Prague.
The US flag flies at the U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, March 30, 2018.(AP)
The US flag flies at the U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, March 30, 2018.(AP)

Russia expels 60 US diplomats over spy poisoning row

Reuters, Moscow | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 07:32 PM IST
Ambassador Jon Hunstman was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry and told that 60 diplomats from US missions had a week to leave Russia, as Washington had expelled 60 Russians.
Monkey chants were allegedly hurled in N’Golo Kante’s (right) direction.(REUTERS)
Monkey chants were allegedly hurled in N’Golo Kante’s (right) direction.(REUTERS)

FIFA probes racist abuse at Russia-France friendly

Reuters, Zurich | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 11:26 PM IST
FIFA has said that they are probing racist abuse directed at French players during Tuesday’s friendly between Russia and France in St Petersburg.
Police officers escort an army truck, carrying a freight container laden with the car of Sergei Skripal, as it is driven from the Churchfields industrial estate in Salisbury, southern England on Friday as part of investigations in connection with the poisoning of the former Russian spy.(AFP)
Police officers escort an army truck, carrying a freight container laden with the car of Sergei Skripal, as it is driven from the Churchfields industrial estate in Salisbury, southern England on Friday as part of investigations in connection with the poisoning of the former Russian spy.(AFP)

Knew this was coming, says UK on Russia expelling diplomats

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2018 07:17 PM IST
“In light of Russia’s previous behaviour, we anticipated a response of this kind and the National Security Council will meet early next week to consider next steps,” said a foreign office spokesperson.
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