One of India's top women chess players has pulled out of an upcoming championship in Iran in protest at having to wear a headscarf.
The Israel chess Federation said Tuesday it is seeking compensation from the organisers of a tournament in Saudi Arabia, after the Gulf state refused to issue visas for its players.
The fourth World Mindsports Championships is currently underway at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre. More than 1,000 players from 23 countries, including a number of mindsports enthusiasts from Qatar, are competing.
Garry Kasparov, whose genius has left a wide mark on the history of chess, comes out of retirement Monday, either to beat a new generation of players or to pass the torch.
A 12-year-old girl was barred from a Malaysian chess tournament over her "seductive" dress, her coach has claimed, igniting public outrage against the organisers of the competition in the Muslim-majority nation.
India Thursday said it will roll out wifi to hundreds of stations, install 17,000 hi-tech toilets on trains and professionalise its unskilled porters, or ‘coolies’ under a drive to modernise its creaking railways.