INDIA

  • Anurag Thakur's priorities: Repair BCCI's image, play more Tests 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Cleaning up the battered image of the BCCI, taking international cricket to new venues around the country and ensuring that India play more Tests top the priority list of newly-elected Board Secretary Anurag Thakur. Thakur, who has been a cricket administrator for 15 years besides being a BJP MP,...
  • World Cup: Journalist files official complaint against Virat Kohli 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    The controversy surrounding Virat Kohli's abusive behaviour with an Indian journalist refused to subside on Wednesday despite the team management's efforts to play it down with complaints being made to the ICC and BCCI about the episode. ...
  • Restoring BCCI's image my first priority, says Jagmohan Dalmiya 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Asserting that restoring the BCCI's image was his first priority, newly elected Indian cricket board president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Wednesday called for properly conducting the Indian Premier League (IPL). "My first priority is to ensure that the image of the BCCI is restored. Also, we would have to make certain...
  • ICC World Cup: Afghanistan coach rues bowling display against Australia 2 hours 20 minutes ago

    "We ran into a freight train today. We were out-skilled, out-bullied, if you want to put it that way," said Andy Moles, the Afghanistan coach, on Wednesday (March 4) night, shortly after Australia had crushed his team by 275 runs at the WACA ground. "They were exceptional, and we came...
  • AIB cancels tour, promises to be back soon 4 hours 8 minutes ago

    Mumbai: After all the uproar over their video of 'AIB Knockout', standup comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB) cancelled their upcoming live show in Pune, saying they need time to get their act together. The group took to social-networking site Facebook to announce cancellation of the show, to be held on...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia register a massive 275-run win against Afghanistan 4 hours 41 minutes ago

    Perth: As exhilarating as fairy-tale finishes are, they are an exception. Grim reality checks, with attendant heartache, are the norm in international sport. Afghanistan were at the receiving end of that harsh lesson at the WACA ground on Wednesday (March 4), mauled by an Australian side looking for someone to...
  • RBI Governor Rajan expects banks cutting rate from April 5 hours 3 minutes ago

    Mumbai: After cutting the repo rate by 25 bps in a surprise inter-meeting monetary policy on Wednesday, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan today said he sees banks passing on the benefit of lower rates regime to customers shortly. In yet another surprise move, the RBI on Wednesday reduced the repo rate...
  • Hurriyat welcomes India-Pakistan secretaries meeting 5 hours 33 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference on Wednesday termed the meeting of Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan as a "positive development", but called upon Prime Ministers of both the countries to take up Kashmir issue in a more serious way and as a matter of priority. "We welcome the...
  • World Cup: Virat Kohli's abusive behaviour reported to ICC and BCCI 7 hours 25 minutes ago

    Perth/New Delhi: The controversy surrounding Virat Kohli's abusive behaviour with an Indian journalist refused to subside on Wednesday despite the team management's efforts to play it down with complaints being made to the ICC and BCCI about the episode. The BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur said that it was a case of...
  • World Cup: Pakistan move into top four after UAE's 129-run rout 8 hours 27 minutes ago

    Napier: Pakistan topped 300 for the first time in the tournament, with some help from the United Arab Emirates, whose catching let them down, and not only secured two more points but also bolstered their net run-rate, going from -0.1373 to -0.385. Save for Nasir Jamshed, every batsman made runs, pushing...
  • World Cup: Virat Kohli faces media backlash following reporter spat 8 hours 35 minutes ago

    Virat Kohli has delighted Indian fans with his exploits in the middle but reports of an ugly spat with a journalist at the World Cup will only enhance his reputation within the press corps of being volatile and tetchy. As the team's media manager moved quickly to limit the damage of...
  • ICC World Cup: Indian team management denies Virat Kohli abused journalist 8 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India's team management has denied reports that Virat Kohli used offensive language at a journalist during a World Cup practice session in Perth, Australia. The Indian media reported widely on Wednesday that Kohli apparently mistook the journalist for somebody who had published a negative story about the batsman's girlfriend. Kohli,...
  • ICC World Cup: India get down to training before West Indies game 10 hours 27 minutes ago

    Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli were seen sharpening their bowling skills during the training session. ...
  • World Cup: Can't do much when Gayle or De Villiers are in form: Dhoni 10 hours 31 minutes ago

    Perth: There is not much the bowlers or a captain can do when batsmen of the calibre of AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle are on song, says India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the defending champions prepare to clash with the West Indies on Friday. South African captain De...
  • Here's why smartphone makers are shifting their focus to developing countries like India, China 11 hours 31 minutes ago

    Barcelona: Phone and Internet firms are rolling out cheaper handsets and may turn to hot-air balloons to boost network coverage in developing countries, where sales of smartphones are booming. Even though mobile network coverage is generally weaker in the developing world, firms are mining a gold rush of new clients in...
  • 'MasterChef India 4' jets off to Dubai 12 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Cooking-based reality TV show 'MasterChef India 4' is heading to Dubai with the contestants in search of Middle Eastern flavours. Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna, a judge on the show, says they will explore the rich cuisine with a focus on local delicacies and its original flavour. "We plan to...
  • Delhi court orders ban on broadcasting documentary on Delhi gangrape 13 hours 45 minutes ago

    After a huge row over the interview of the 16 December gangrape convict Mukesh Singh in the documentary 'India's Daughter', a Delhi court has ordered ban on its broadcast. The Delhi Police has registered an FIR and moved the court to stop the broadcast. ...
  • Sensex falls 644 from top after hitting 30,000 on RBI rate cut 13 hours 45 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Benchmark indices nosedived in the last hour of trade on Wednesday after touching record highs earlier in the day spurred by the 25 basis point repo rate cut. The 30-share BSE Sensex shed 213 points to close at 29380.73, after hitting a new high of 30024.74 intraday. The 50-share...
  • RBI cuts repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.5%, home loans may be cheaper 14 hours 7 minutes ago

    Mumbai: In a surprise move, the Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday cut repo rate by 25 basis points from 7.75 per cent to 7.5 per cent with immediate effect. This is the second rate cut in the past two months. The cut in repo rate is likely to make home...
  • No 'suitable' candidate to head Air India from August: Government 15 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday failed to find a "suitable" candidate to head the loss-making national carrier Air India, whose chairman and managing director Rohit Nandan is on a 10-months extension, which expires in August this year. Public Enterprises Selection Board, which conducted interviews for selecting a new CMD for the...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Stay positive, be aggressive, play your game 16 hours 13 minutes ago

    (Former India wicketkeeper and selector Kiran More, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) The start to our World Cup defence has been just brilliant. We are not...
  • India Indie Club: Meenakshi Shedde reviews Malayalam film 'Njan Steve Lopez' Yesterday

    Film Critic Meenakshi Shedde reviews Malayalam film 'Njan Steve Lopez' directed by Rajeev Ravi. 'Njan Steve Lopez' explores the morally ambiguous relationship between the police and criminal gangs in keeping the peace, and is a coming of age story as well. It stars Farhaan Faasil, younger brother of star Fahadh...
  • Nirbhaya case documentary: It angered me that rape convict felt no guilt, says Sania Mirza Yesterday

    Tennis ace and UN Goodwill Ambassador to end violence against women Sania Mirza said that she was angry that the rape convict Mukesh Singh was able to give an interview where he did not show any remorse. During a special show on Women's Day 'She Rocks', Mirza said, "When I...
  • BBC filmmaker Leslee Udwin talks about the procedure to get interview of rapist Mukesh Singh inside Tihar Jail Yesterday

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, BBC filmmaker Leslee Udwin talks about the procedure that she followed to get the interview of 2012 Delhi gangrape convict Mukesh Singh inside the Tihar Jail. "The DG of Tihar Jail was thrilled and understood objectivity of documentary. Everyone has to understand what goes in...
  • Aaqib Javed compares Dhoni with Pakistan legend Imran Khan Yesterday

    "You can't have a team unless people have faith in each other and share secrets", said Javed. ...
  • Nirbhaya case: Inside the mind of a rapist Yesterday

    Two years after the violent rape that horrified the nation, one of the rapists Mukesh Singh who is on death row for the rape and murder of Nirbhaya, said, "Don't fight rape, allow it..." A chilling statement from a documentary by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin details portions of a 16...
  • Disappointed at lack of exciting games at World Cup: Michael Holding Yesterday

    "People carried away by ODIs, it's not that exciting; not all associates need exposure against the best", said Michael Holding. ...
  • Windies have batted well even without Gayle contributing: Clive Lloyd Yesterday

    "Whenever Gayle gets off, it gives the team impetus but we have got 300 when he hasn't got run", says Clive Lloyd. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Mohammed Shami fit to play against West Indies Yesterday

    Perth: India speedster Mohammed Shami has apparently recovered from his knee injury and is available for selection in team's next group league match against West Indies on March 6. Shami was rested in the UAE match as a precautionary measure but the Bengal pacer took part in the training activity at...
  • Tendulkar played against better bowlers than Kohli, says Mohammad Yousuf Yesterday

    Pakistan haven't had a good run at the 2015 World Cup so far and, back home, the criticism of the team has been severe, with former cricketers like Shoaib Akhtar mincing no words. Mohammad Yousuf, holder of the record for most Test runs - 1788, in 2006 - in a...