INDIA

  • Bhuvneshwar given Grade A contract, Yuvraj denied despite Ranji ton 50 minutes ago

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Monday announced a list of 32 contracted players for the year 2014-15. The list is divided into three categories as was the case in previous years with no major changes except the expected exclusion of the seniors who have also been left...
  • Listen to conversation between 26/11 attack terrorists and their handlers 1 hour 8 minutes ago

    India, USA and Britain had been tracking the activities of Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists behind the 26/11 Mumbai attacks before they went on rampage in India's financial capital Mumbai killing 166 people including a few foreigners. Intelligence agencies of the three countries had enough information about a big strike in India, yet...
  • Shikhar Dhawan fit to play in Boxing Day Test 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan is fit to play in the third Test against Australia starting December 26 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). An Indian team spokesperson Monday said Dhawan and vice-captain Virat Kohli had recovered from the injuries sustained in the Gabba nets before play on the fourth morning...
  • Solution to voting by NRIs without coming to India to be found: Sushma Swaraj 1 hour 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas next month, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday voiced confidence about finding a solution to voting by NRIs without coming to India. The Election Commission was considering the issue, she said. "The Election Commission could not take a decision so far. There...
  • Modi has taken up with Brtain at highest level students visa norms: Smriti Irani 2 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India on Monday said that it has taken up with Britain at the highest level the issue of dwindling students outflow to that country due to British government's new policies. Apparently referring to the issue of stringent visa norms for students, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said in Rajya...
  • India to be the second largest smartphone market by 2016: Report 2 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India will surpass the US as the second largest market for smartphones globally by 2016, helped by device makers offering affordable handsets, research firm eMarketer said. According to eMarketer, increasing penetration of affordable smart mobile devices in emerging markets will help smartphone users worldwide surpass the 2 billion-mark in...
  • Axar Patel replaces injured Ravindra Jadeja for remainder of Australia Test series 3 hours 42 minutes ago

    Axar Patel will join the Indian team in Australia for the remainder of the Test Series as a replacement for Ravindra Jadeja, who has a shoulder injury and will be returning to India to undergo a rehabilitation program. Having made his ODI debut early this year, Axar has been in wicket-taking...
  • It's important to intimidate opposition, says Mitchell Johnson 5 hours 56 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Never the one to shy away from a showdown, either with the ball or words, Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson feels "psychological warfare" is important to intimidate the opposition on the cricket field. In a new DVD titled 'Mitchell Johnson: Bouncing Back,' the pacer, who has tormented India with both bat...
  • Nathan Lyon contradicts MS Dhoni, lauds umpires for good job 6 hours 12 minutes ago

    Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni may not be all that satisfied with the level of umpiring in the ongoing Test series but Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon feels the officials are doing a "pretty good job". India were at the receiving end of at least five contentious calls in the first two...
  • Fighting TB: Lessons learned and the way forward 6 hours 13 minutes ago

    Mumbai: As a member of Parliament in the world's largest democracy, it is my responsibility to voice my concern against major public health problems such as tuberculosis. TB is one of the biggest public health challenges facing India today. India bears the highest burden of TB in the world, with...
  • My dad didn't believe I was selected: Joe Burns 8 hours 15 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Young batsman Joe Burns' selection in the Australian team for the third Test against India was so unexpected that his own father had refused to believe the news. The 25-year-old, who was named as a replacement for injured all-rounder Mitchell Marsh on Sunday, spoke of his father's surprise and his...
  • Batting approach in overseas tours has improved: MS Dhoni 10 hours 46 minutes ago

    Even as their dismal run away from home continues, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the Indian cricket team's approach to batting in overseas tours has "improved" in the last one year. A listless India capitulated to a four-wicket defeat in the second Test against Australia after an inept batting display by...
  • Massimiliano Allegri eyes first title in charge of Juventus 20 hours 14 minutes ago

    Doha: vMassimiliano Allegri has a shot at his first title with Juventus when it faces Napoli in Monday's rearranged Italian Supercup. Allegri, who was fired from AC Milan in January, replaced Antonio Conte in the summer and has enjoyed a positive start at Juventus, which heads into the winter break three...
  • Rajagiri National Business Quiz 2014: Quizzing minds from across India converge 20 hours 31 minutes ago

    In the fifth edition of the Rajagiri National Business Quiz 2014, quizzing minds from across India converge. Corporate and student teams vie for top honours. ...
  • My appetite for chess has recovered: Viswanathan Anand 21 hours 5 minutes ago

    Indore: Buoyed by winning the London Chess Classic, five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand here on Sunday said he is looking forward to play games in 2015 with renewed zeal and enthusiasm. "I think my appetite for chess has recovered. I am going to play chess with renewed vigour in 2015,"...
  • Brad Haddin, Shane Watson need to make runs: Darren Lehmann Yesterday

    Melbourne: Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's alarming batting slump must end, Australia's coach Darren Lehmann said on Sunday. The 37-year-old is regarded as the elder statesman of the team and was also considered for captaincy before Steven Smith was chosen to lead the side in place of injured Michael Clarke. He was appointed...
  • Pakistan cry foul after losing kabaddi final against India Yesterday

    Amritsar: Pakistan captain Shafiq Chishti alleged umpires being biased towards opponent team after they lost the Kabaddi World Cup final 42-45 to India here on Saturday. The players accused the organizers of bias and foul play to ensure that India won. They accepted the prize money as runners-up but only...
  • Foggy Sunday in Delhi, 48 trains delayed Yesterday

    New Delhi: It was chilly and foggy morning in Delhi on Sunday. Poor visibility led to 48 trains being delayed. The Meteorological Office has forecast a cloudy day ahead with thick fog. The minimum temperature was 6.4 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average. "Trains such as North-east Express, Taj Express...
  • Constantine, Herbert short-listed for India's football coach's job Yesterday

    Mumbai: Two men who possess experience of having coached in India as well as at the international level, Englishman Stephen Constantine and New Zealander Ricki Herbert, have been short-listed to take over from Dutchman Wim Koevermans as the new coach of the national football team. Constatine, 52, who coached India between...
  • Dabang Mumbai will surprise other teams in 2015 HIL: Matthew Swann Yesterday

    New Delhi: After being bagged by the new team Dabang Mumbai for a whopping $78,000, Australian mid-fielder Matthew Swann is all keyed up and is eagerly waiting for the Hockey India League (HIL) 2015 to begin. The 25-year-old, who played for the now-defunct Mumbai Magicians in the inaugural edition in 2013,...
  • Ishant Sharma, Australia fined during Brisbane Test Yesterday

    Dubai: Australia was Sunday fined for a slow over-rate and India fast bowler Ishant Sharma has been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second Test, which the home side won by four wickets at Brisbane. Jeff Crowe of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed...
  • Hot Seat: Bhupendra Chaubey interviews Dina Nath Batra Yesterday

    CNN-IBN'S Bhupendra Chaubey speaks to well known education activist Dina Nath Batra. ...
  • Aussie media slate 'whingeing' India after loss in 2nd Test Yesterday

    Beaten India were distracted by their gripes over the state of practice wickets and food as they reached their breaking point on their Australian tour, local media said Sunday. M.S. Dhoni`s tourists fell 2-0 behind in the four-match series with a four-wicket loss to Australia in the second Gabba Test on...
  • India to have New York's Grand Central like top railway stations Yesterday

    New Delhi: India by 2017 will have five or six top-class railway stations on the pattern of monumental Grand Central Terminal, New York, or famed Gare d'Austerlitz terminus in Paris, a top Railway Board official has said. "We should be seeing something great coming up at...
  • Steven Smith should captain Australia in all formats: Ryan Harris Yesterday

    Brisbane: Australian pacer Ryan Harris feels stand-in Test skipper Steve Smith should be handed captaincy in all three formats if Michael Clarke fails to recover in time for next year's ODI cricket World Cup. Harris, who is nursing a quadriceps strain and is racing against time to be fit for the...
  • Mitchell Marsh out as Australia selectors pick Joe Burns for Boxing Day Test against India Yesterday

    Brisbane: Batsman Joe Burns, on Sunday, was handed an unexpected Test debut as he replaced all-rounder Mitchell Marsh in a 13-member Australian cricket squad for the third Test against India starting December 26. "Australia's National Selection Panel have opted for the shock selection of Queenslander Joe Burns to join the 13-man...
  • After Brisbane defeat, captain MS Dhoni says India's new vintage nearly ready Yesterday

    It will come as little comfort to India after going 2-0 down in the four-match Test series against Australia but the young touring party have already put on a much better showing than the much vaunted 2011-2012 vintage. The supine surrender of the last India Test squad to visit Australia, packed...
  • Pakistan blames India for delay in Mumbai terror attacks trial Yesterday

    New Delhi: Even as Pakistan government is all set to challenge the bail granted to 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has blamed India for delay in the Mumbai terror attacks trial. Speaking at an event, Sartaj Aziz said...
  • India in Australia: Two Tests India should not have lost Yesterday

    Another Test is behind India, leaving a lot of ifs and buts. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is right it doesn't matter how close you were to winning - what matters is the end result. India were beaten by four wickets to go down 0-2 in the four-match series. Looking at the...
  • Ian Chappell criticises India after practice pitches complaints Yesterday

    Brisbane: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell on Saturday lashed out at the Indian cricket team for complaining about the practice pitches at the Gabba here. The visitors had earlier issued a team statement that said "Indian team has been asking for the fresh net practice wickets several times for last two...