India

  • CWG 2014: Manavjit Singh Sandhu wins bronze in trap event 47 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Manavjit Singh Sandhu bagged a bronze medal in the men's trap event to take India's medal tally in shooting to 13 in the Commonwealth Games here on Tuesday. Manavjit finished third in the semi-finals after hitting 13 of the maximum 15 targets. He then beat renowned shooter Michael Diamond of...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women's hockey team eyeing win against South Africa for semis berth 54 minutes ago

    Glasgow: The Indian women's hockey team will be eyeing for a semi-final berth with a win over a formidable South African outfit in the Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday. With three goals each by Jaspreet Kaur, Deepika and Rani, the Indian team will be looking at continuing their onslaught to book...
  • No fracture for Ian Bell after thumb blow against India 1 hour 24 minutes ago

    There was relief for England after senior batsman Ian Bell was found not to have suffered a fractured thumb while fielding against India in the ongoing third Test at Southampton on Tuesday. Early in the day's play, India's Murali Vijay edged James Anderson just short of Bell at second slip, the...
  • CWG 2014: India's Harpreet Singh shoots silver in men's 25m rapid fire pistol 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Shooter Harpreet Singh survived two rounds of nerve-wrecking shoot-off and brushed aside a penalty point docked on him to claim silver in the men's 25m rapid fire pistol event of the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. 33-year-old Harpreet from Haryana saved India from disaster by bagging the silver after Olympic silver...
  • John Kerry to arrive on Wednesday for talks with new Indian government on key issues 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Seeking to seize "transformative moment" in ties with India, US Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive on Wednesday for talks on key issues with the new leadership. Kerry's visit two months ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to Washington in September end is aimed at instilling some...
  • Sushma Swaraj directs deployment of more staff for exit of Indians from Libya 3 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday directed deployment of additional staff to enable smooth facilitation of return of Indian nationals from strife -torn Libya, a day after the government advised its nationals to leave that country and not to travel there. The minister, who reviewed the security situation...
  • CWG 2014: Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar fails to enter men's 25m rapid fire pistol finals 2 hours 48 minutes ago

    Glasgow: In a major set back, India's Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar failed to qualify for the men's 25-metre rapid fire pistol finals but Harpreet Singh made up for the disappointment by entering the summit clash at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. Out of the six who qualified from Stage 2,...
  • Indian nurses who survived Iraq look for jobs in Gulf 3 hours 37 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Less than four weeks after Sunni insurgents freed them in Iraq, the nurses who returned home after days of terror are already looking for new jobs in the Middle East. But none of the 46 women, including one from Tamil Nadu, wants to return to Iraq, a country now caught...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women's hockey team thrash Trinidad and Tobago 14-0 4 hours 31 minutes ago

    Glasgow: The Indian women's hockey team came back strongly from a 0-3 defeat to New Zealand to thrash minnows Trinidad and Tobago 14-0 in their third Pool A match of the Commonwealth Games here. India displayed immense maturity by learning from their previous defeat and not letting the Sunday loss affect...
  • 'Strange-looking animal' sparks panic inside Parliament complex 5 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The appearance of a "strange-looking" visitor from the animal world inside the Parliament complex sparked panic within the heavily-fortified compound and threw the security staff there into a tizzy. The palm civet, an endangered mammal which looks like a cross between a mongoose and a wild cat, was spotted...
  • ICC bans Moeen Ali from wearing 'Save Gaza' wristbands 3 hours 59 minutes ago

    England batsman Moeen Ali has been banned from wearing wristbands featuring the slogans "Save Gaza" and "Free Palestine", the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday. Moeen, who is Muslim and of Pakistani descent, helped raise funds for charities working with those affected by the three-week conflict with Israel. He wore the...
  • CWG 2014: Indian boxer Mandeep Jangra in quarter-final 6 hours 31 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian boxer Mandeep Jangra moved into the quarter-final of the men's welterweight (69kg) category with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Jamaican Kestna Davis in the Round 16 at the 2014 Commonwealth Games on Monday. Jangra bagged 30 points from all the three rounds while Davis got 27 each from his. In...
  • 'This year's topper studied for 20 hours every day! How am I going to qualify?' 11 things every UPSC aspirant goes through 7 hours 43 minutes ago

    It is the mother of all exams in India and every year lakhs of people from fresh graduates to those in plush jobs get down to prepare for the UPSC examination. While some aim to bring a positive change in society by qualifying for the exam, some tirelessly prepare for...
  • CWG 2014 Live: Shooters bag silver and bronze, 4 wrestlers in finals 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Live updates) Day 5 Round-up: 'Pistol King' Jitu Rai kept his reputation intact by clinching the gold medal while the seasoned Gagan Narang and Gurpal Singh claimed a silver each as shooters continued their heroics to add three more medals to India's...
  • Amazon India to open 5 new centres for faster delivery 9 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Global e-commerce giant Amazon will open 5 new centres across India to ensure faster product delivery in the fiercely competitive online shopping space, which is dominated by homegrown players like Flipkart and Snapdeal. The US-based firm already has two fulfilment centres (FCs) in Mumbai and Bangalore. With the addition...
  • Narendra Modi's 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' is a great vision: US's Kerry 6 hours 57 minutes ago

    Washington: The developmental plan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi reflected in his poll slogan of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas" is a great vision, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday on the eve of his departure to India. Kerry will be in New Delhi to co-chair the fifth annual...
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 50 Indian fishermen from Nagapattinam and Karaikal 8 hours 8 minutes ago

    Chennai: Fifty fishermen were arrested from Nagapattinam and Karaikal, towns in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu by the Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday. Reportedly, seven boats have been seized as well. The fishermen have frequently complained about the harassment that they go through without any effective measure being implemented....
  • 3rd Test: Test for Indian batsmen to make a strong reply 9 hours 24 minutes ago

    England got the right kind of pitch for their out of form batsmen to bounce back. Starting with captain Alastair Cook, who was unlucky to miss out on a century just by five runs. But Ian Bell grabbed the opportunity on day two by scoring a big innings of 167. While...
  • Photos: The India we see on Instagram vs. the real India. Because nothing's as it seems without a filter! 10 hours 26 minutes ago

    'Wow! That's a beautiful sunrise. Totally Instagrammable!' All those photos of beautiful place you've double-tapped on Instagram may not be how they appear in real life. For someone who has never visited Delhi, the Instagram version of an empty metro station can be pretty misleading. All your hopes about a...
  • US's Kerry to woo Modi's India, but quick progress unlikely 12 hours 16 minutes ago

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry travels to India this week as Washington tries to revitalize ties it sees as a counterbalance to China's rising power, but rapid progress is unlikely, despite the reformist reputation of India's new leader. The visit by Kerry and a trip by Defense Secretary Chuck...
  • Ian Bell delighted to be back among the runs 12 hours 17 minutes ago

    Southampton: England batsman Ian Bell on Monday expressed his delight at scoring his 21st Test hundred in the third match versus India here and said that he has been "playing well". His 167 runs helped the hosts declare at 569 for 7 in their first innings and put pressure on...
  • Wicket is easy for batsmen, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar 12 hours 27 minutes ago

    Southampton: India medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Monday blamed the pitch for the bowling attack's poor showing in the ongoing third Test as England declared at 569 for 7 in their first innings. In reply, India were placed at 25 for 1, trailing by 544 runs at stumps. "We were expecting...
  • CWG 2014: India's Vikas Thakur wins silver in men's 85kg weightlifting 6 hours 12 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Writhing in pain, young Vikas Thakur produced the lift of his lifetime to clinch the bronze medal in men's 85kg weightlifting, as Indian lifters continued their spectacular show in the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Monday. Thakur lifted 333kg (150+183) to bag the silver while Richard Patterson of New Zealand...
  • ICC investigating England cricketer Moeen Ali's Gaza wristbands 11 hours 55 minutes ago

    Southampton: England cricketer Moeen Ali risked disciplinary action after the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Monday they were "investigating" his decision to wear wristbands in support of Gaza during the ongoing third Test match against India on Monday. Ali wore wristbands that read "Save Gaza" and "Free Palestine", while batting during...
  • 3rd Test: England ring a 'Bell' to lead India by 544 runs on Day 2 21 hours 1 minutes ago

    England started turning the screws on India in the second Test at Lord's, inspired by a century from Ian Bell on day two that ended with the hosts in the lead by 544 and the visitors staring at the prospect of saving the game. England, who resumed the day at 247...
  • CWG 2014: Indian shooters' domination continues with Jitu Rai's gold 22 hours 17 minutes ago

    Ace Indian shooter Ronjan Sodhi reflects on Jitu Rai's gold in 50m air pistol event, which took India to the No. 4 spot on the CWG medals tally. ...
  • India keen to work with Uganda for development partnership: Modi 22 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed India's desire to join hands with Uganda for development partnership in all fields. The desire was conveyed when Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa called on Modi. Kutesa conveyed a message of felicitation to the Prime Minister from Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on...
  • CWG 2014: Boxers Vijender, Devendro enter quarters 22 hours 47 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh (75kg) continued his sublime form to enter the quarterfinals along with gritty youngster L Devendro Singh (49kg) in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Monday. Vijender, a former Olympic and World Championships bronze-medallist, outpunched Namibia's Mujandjae Kasuto 3-0 in a lopsided contest to make the last-eight...
  • News 360: Pak mob kills 3 over blasphemous Facebook post 23 hours 14 minutes ago

    A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her grand daughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said on Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. ...