India

  • ICC match referee rates Trent Bridge pitch as 'poor' July 19, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday said that David Boon of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, who officiated in the first Test between India and England at Nottingham, has rated the pitch used at Trent Bridge as "poor". In accordance with Clause 3 of the ICC Pitch...
  • Vijender Singh leads Indian boxing contingent at CWG July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh will lead the Indian boxing contingent at the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow from July 23 to Aug 3. Eight men and three women have been selected in various weight categories by the Adhoc Committee Boxing. The contingent has reached the Scottish...
  • Ritusha Arya will deliver at CWG women's hockey, says Rani July 19, 2014

    Glasgow: Seasoned player Rani said young teammate Ritusha Arya will be a weapon when the Indian women's hockey team begins their campaign at the Commonwealth Games which starts July 24. Ritusha has been in prime form lately as she returned from the tour of Malaysia, which India won 6-0, as the...
  • With flexibility, Ashwin can be a hit abroad: Graeme Swann July 19, 2014

    London: R Ashwin has it in him to be India's top spinner on foreign tracks provided he becomes a little more flexible and curbs his aggressive instincts when the situation demands, feels former England off-spinner Graeme Swann. Ashwin is currently warming the bench after failing to find a place in the...
  • Sick Anirban Lahiri bows out of The Open July 19, 2014

    Hoylake: An ailing Anirban Lahiri of India bowed out of The Open Championship golf with a second straight three-over-par 75 on Friday. The current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader contemplated pulling out before the start of his second round at Royal Liverpool after struggling to shake off the effects of...
  • Scoring a hundred at Lord's is amazing: Ballance July 19, 2014

    London: England's century-maker on day two of the second Test versus India here, Gary Ballance on Friday said that his side needs to make use of the remaining wickets on day three and try to take a lead in the first innings. Ballance scored 110 runs and added to his century...
  • Indian bowlers bowled in right areas, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar July 19, 2014

    London: India medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Friday said the onus will be on the bowling attack to quickly get rid of the remaining English batting on day three of the second Test at Lord's here. Kumar took 4 for 46 in the hosts' first innings as they reached 219 for...
  • Saina Nehwal pulls out of 2014 Commonwealth Games July 18, 2014

    A major blow to Indian badminton's chances at the 2014 Commonwealth Games as defending champion in women's singles Saina Nehwal pulls out due to injury. ...
  • 2nd Test: Gary Ballance hundred cuts India's lead to 76 on Day 2 July 18, 2014

    Gary Ballance buried the criticism of his pre-match drinking binge with a fine century at Lord's on day two of the second Test against India, which took England within 76 runs of the visitors' first innings total of 295. Ballance scored 110 and added 98 in a fifth-wicket stand with Moeen...
  • Kabaddi League's Vizag franchise launched July 18, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: 'Telugu Titans', the Visakhapatnam franchise of Pro Kabaddi League, was launched on Friday. The team are owned by Srini Sreeramaneni of Core Green Group, Mahesh Kolli of Greenko Group and Gautham Nedurumalli of NED Group. The team jersey, the anthem and the logo were unveiled at the function. The city will be...
  • Map: How much did it rain this monsoon July 18, 2014

    This map of India shows how much the monsoon rainfall in different sub-regions of the country varied from the normal during the period July 10 to July 16. ...
  • Modi welcome to visit Pakistan anytime, says envoy July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcome to visit Pakistan, said a visiting Pakistani envoy at an event at the Press Club of India on Friday. Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit said a visit to Pakistan by Modi "would be welcome whenever he comes". But Basit noted that such high-level visits...
  • Indian-origin steward on board MH17 swapped flights July 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: An Indian origin flight steward was among the 15 crew members on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that was shot down over Ukraine Thursday, media reported Friday. Sanjid Singh Sandu, 41, had swapped flights with his colleague to fly on the MH17, the Malaysian Insider reported. "He was last...
  • SC relieves Sunil Gavaskar as interim BCCI chief July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday relieved legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar as the interim president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in charge of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 and said that he was free to take up any assignment. The apex court bench headed by...
  • Want to stand up to Sreejesh's expectation in CWG: Sardar Singh July 18, 2014

    Glasgow: India captain Sardar Singh is banking on his deputy P R Sreejesh to replicate his stellar World Cup performance in the upcoming Commonwealth Games and said they are determined to stand up to the expectations of the lanky goalkeeper in the quadrennial event. Since making his international debut in 2004,...
  • B-Town stars condemn shooting down of Malaysia Airlines July 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities Priyanka Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan, Mahesh Bhatt have expressed anguish over the the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine, calling it "disturbing" and "inhuman". The Malaysia Airlines plane was blown up over Eastern Ukraine by a sophisticated missile believed to be fired by pro-Russia rebels, killing...
  • Nasser Hussain questions English bowling on green pitch July 18, 2014

    London: Former England captain Nasser Hussain questioned Alastair Cook's seamers on what he thought was "one of the best day one pitches for bowling" in the second Test, on the opening day, against India at Lord's. Hussain wrote in the Daily Mail that England failed to capitalise in the first and...
  • Indian-origin man, AIDS experts killed in Malaysian plane crash July 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur/Kiev: An Indian-origin steward and some of the world's top AIDS experts were among the 298 people killed when the Malaysian Airlines jetliner was shot down over Ukraine, authorities said on Friday. The aircraft flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur went down in eastern Ukraine in Donetsk region, with debris...
  • Dipika Pallikal leaves painful past behind for long awaited CWG debut July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Dipika Pallikal had long back taken the chill pill for the fever that forced her out of the the home Commonwealth Games and fours years on, India's top squash player is looking ahead to the Games in Glasgow, where she is aiming for medals in all three categories. Pallikal,...
  • No threat to PM's aircraft: Aviation Minister July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Friday said there was no threat to Air Force One, the aircraft that flew Prime Minister Narendra Modi back from Germany over the airspace where Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down on Thursday. "I think that is speculation .... There was no danger to our PM's aircraft....
  • ICW 2014: Rohit Bal displays his love for ivory July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace designer Rohit Bal's romance with the ivory was the highlight of his show at the Indian Couture Week with models sporting traditional ensemble in the milky colour making the collection look subtle and soft. The designer showed up an out-and-out traditional, yet understated line. The women mainly...
  • No Indian on board ill-fated Malaysian plane MH17, confirms Aviation Minister July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Friday confirmed that there was no Indian on board the plane in which 298 people lost their lives. Terming the incident as unfortunate, he said that the government has asked all Indian airlines not to overfly Ukraine. "It is unfortunate that this incident...
  • I can win gold at CWG: Parupalli Kashyap July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace shuttler Parupalli Kashyap, who finished with a bronze at the Delhi Commonwealth Games four years ago, says he is targeting a gold medal in the men's singles and hopes lady luck will be on his side during the Glasgow edition. "Gold is a realistic target. With (World No....
  • UK lauds India's efforts to reduce poverty, stress on growth July 18, 2014

    London: The British government has appreciated India's fast movement towards reduction of poverty with "inclusiveness" and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stress on investment in growth and infrastructure was "encouraging". Applauding India's efforts to alleviate poverty, Baroness Northover, government's spokesperson on international development, told the House of Lords on Thursday that...
  • Air India flight was just 25 kms away when missile hit the Malaysian plane July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: It was a close shave for Air India flight AI113 (B787) which was merely 25 kilometers away from the ill fated Malaysian airline MH17 when it was shot down at the Ukrainian-Russian border. So far, there have been no reports of any Indians on board the flight. The Ministry...
  • Live: Malaysia to send disaster team of 62 people to Ukraine July 18, 2014

    All 298 people on board a Malaysia Airlines plane were killed on Thursday after the jet was shot down by "terrorists" over war-torn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, nearly four months after the mysterious disappearance of MH370 in the Indian Ocean. ...
  • Rupee falls to 1-month low vs US dollar, down 10 paise at 60.28 July 18, 2014

    Mumbai: The rupee continued its downslide mostly throughout the week and on Friday fell 10 paise to log a one-month closing low of 60.28 against the greenback on dollar demand from importers and rising global risk aversion. Heavy capital inflows in local equities, however, restricted the rupee fall, said forex brokers....