INDIA

  • In modernising India, suicide is on the rise among young December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Pinki Chauhan, a straight-A physics and maths student, arrived at her university campus in India shortly after breakfast, poured petrol over her wispy frame and lit a match. The 19-year-old ran screaming across the college grounds in Gurgaon, near the capital New Delhi, before falling to her knees in...
  • India very important player in climate talks: US December 11, 2014

    Lima: Terming India as a "very important player" in the climate change negotiations, the US has said it is not involved in any agreement on climate with India ahead of President Obama's Republic Day visit to New Delhi. "India's obviously a very important player. We don't have anything in the works...
  • India agrees to cut stakes in state banks; could raise $1.6 trillion December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet approved plans to raise about Rs 1.6 trillion ($25.76 billion) by selling some of its stakes in state-run banks by 2019, a government statement said on Wednesday. The government holds stakes ranging from 56 per cent to 84 per cent in 27 state-run banks. They account for...
  • Champions Trophy Hockey: India hope to savour Belgian cuisine in the quarters December 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar A victory over the Netherlands after 28 years in the champions Trophy is extra special. And though a quarter-final win over Belgium should not count as unexpected, it will be an achievement for India on current form. The absence of Terry Walsh showing in the two defeats against Germany and...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 3 December 11, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Round-up: On a rain-curtailed day, Michael Clarke scored a fine 128 while Steven Smith finished with an unbeaten 162 to put Australia in command. The hosts ended Day 2 of the first Test at 517/7. Indian bowlers were out...
  • Nobel to Satyarthi will bring attention to child slavery: Shanta Sinha December 11, 2014

    India's Kailash Satyarthi received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 on Wednesday, sharing it with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel laureate, for their work on promoting child rights in the troubled sub-continent, where millions are deprived of their childhood and education. ...
  • Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai receive Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo December 11, 2014

    India's Kailash Satyarthi received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 on Wednesday, sharing it with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel laureate, for their work on promoting child rights in the troubled sub-continent, where millions are deprived of their childhood and education. ...
  • Modi tweets in Russian to welcome Russian President Putin to India on Thursday December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared tweets in Russian to welcome President Vladimir Putin to India on Thursday and said he was delighted to welcome Putin to the country and was looking forward to a productive visit "that will take India-Russia ties to newer heights". "Times have changed, our friendship...
  • Champions Trophy Diary, Day 2: Malgudi Days and the Jagannath Temple December 10, 2014

    (The author is travelling Bhubaneswar to cover the FIH Men's Champions Trophy Hockey Tournament) Though in the eastern part of India, never before today had I been reminded of Malgudi Days - the TV serial based on RK Narayan's short stories. And a visit to Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri rounded...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob December 10, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Champions Trophy hockey: Slippery Bhubaneswar turf a concern ahead of quarters December 10, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Quality of hockey apart, the turf here at the Kalinga Stadium has been bit of a worry for teams ahead of the knockout stage that begins with the quarter-finals on Thursday. Players slipping, especially while attempting a slap push or a pass on the run, has been a common sight...
  • Sarita Devi finally gets her Asian Games bronze medal December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Boxer Sarita Devi on Wednesday finally received her Asian Games bronze medal which she had refused at the victory ceremony in Incheon under controversial circumstances with the Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Rajeev Mehta presenting it to her here. Mehta presented the medal to the Manipuri boxer at the...
  • Coaches unhappy with eight-team format in Champions Trophy December 10, 2014

    The new format of the men's Champions Trophy hockey competed by eight countries on Wednesday came in for criticism from the coaches of the participating teams who all feel that the current system was "unfair" and want to return to the old six-team format. Till 2010, six best teams of the...
  • PCB prepares to send Ajmal, Hafeez to India for biomechanic tests December 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's suspended off-spinners, Saeed Ajmal and Mohammed Hafeez will be sent to Chennai in India to undergo informal biomechanic tests as part of PCB's desperate attempts to get them cleared for next year's World Cup. PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan told the media on Wednesday in Lahore that they had applied...
  • Lata Mangeshkar proud of collaborating with sister Asha Bhosle after 30 years December 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar is looking forward to the audiences' reaction to her new album 'Mein Hawaa', in which she has collaborated with her sister Asha Bhosle after three decades. Lata is producing 'Mein Hawaa' under her label LM Music. Asha and Shaan have sung for the album, which marks...
  • Persistent rain, brawny Clarke and elegant Smith were the talking points of Day 2 December 10, 2014

    A day which had the potential to be an intriguing contest between bat and ball turned out to be a day dominated by rain, poor bowling and brilliant batsmanship as the Indians chased leather for most part of the day. Play resumed ten minutes late due to overnight rain and all...
  • Michael Clarke has shown unbelievable courage: Steve Smith December 10, 2014

    Adelaide: Australian batsman Steve Smith feels skipper Michael Clarke has shown "unbelievable" courage in the wake of the tragic death of Phillip Hughes and played "beautifully" on Wednesday battling severe back pain to score a century on day 2 of the first cricket Test against India. After retiring at the score...
  • Live: When my voice changed, my priorities were changed, says Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala December 10, 2014

    India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai received the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Wednesday evening. The Nobel Prize is presented every year on December 10, the death anniversary of its founder Alfred Nobel. Ahead of the presentation the two Nobel laureates on Tuesday had said trust and...
  • Leadership through a difficult situation December 10, 2014

    Let me try to take an example of a difficult situation that I have seen through, try to observe what we did well and not so well and then try and come up with a framework that hopefully you can take-away from this article. One such situations which is distant...
  • Kargil was in response to India's role in creation of Bangladesh: General Pervez Musharraf December 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf has said he believes in a tit-for-tat policy on all fronts and claimed that Kargil conflict was in response to India's role in the creation of Bangladesh. 71-year-old former president, who masterminded the Kargil conflict in 1999 and ruled over Pakistan for nine...
  • First time an Indian-born is getting the Nobel Peace Prize: Industralist Rahul Bajaj December 10, 2014

    Industralist Rahul Bajaj has reached Oslo for the Nobel ceremony. "It is a proud moment for India. We are proud of Mother Teresa but this is the first time that an Indian-born is getting the Nobel Peace Prize," said Rahul Bajaj. ...
  • 1st Test: Smith, Clarke put Team India on the ropes on rain-hit day December 10, 2014

    Skipper Michael Clarke played through pain and recorded his 28th Test century and Steven Smith smashed 21 boundaries for his unbeaten 162 to take Australia to a strong 517 for 7 at stumps on a rain-truncated second day against India at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday. It was a frustrating day...
  • Best pace attack India will have in near future: Ishant Sharma December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Praising the Indian pace quintet picked for the ongoing Test series in Australia, speedster Ishant Sharma said the present attack is the best the national cricket team will possess in the near future. After Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ruled out of the first two Tests against Australia due to injury,...
  • Sport leagues have given talent a change: Amitabh Bachchan December 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan feels the various leagues on sport have undergone a metamorphosis in terms of showcasing talent. The 72-year-old actor, who recently met international players at the ongoing International Tennis Premier League (ITPL), said these gaming events have brought national integration. "So many Sport Leagues erupting all over the...
  • Tribute paid to 1.5 million Indian soldiers who fought in World War I December 10, 2014

    London: India has paid tribute to the 1.5 million Indian soldiers in the UK who fought along with British troops during the World War I. India's High Commissioner to the UK, Ranjan Mathai, noted there were 1.5 million Indian volunteers or active soldiers who took part in World War I, out...
  • Xiaomi's India debut one of the most talked-about topics on Facebook in India in 2014 December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: It's that time of the year when Facebook takes a look back at the redefining moments of the year and curates a list of the most talked-about topics and events on its social networking site. This year's list is out and Xiaomi's India debut has come out as...
  • India likely to grow between 5-6 per cent in 2015: Moody's December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian economy is expected to pick up pace in 2015 and grow in the range of 5 to 6 per cent, helped by strong domestic demand, rating agency Moody's said on Wednesday. "India will have stronger GDP growth in 2015, which we forecast at 5-6 per cent, up from...
  • Russian President Putin to sign big deals on his one-day trip to India December 10, 2014

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will be visiting India on a short one day trip as part of the 15th annual India-Russia Summit. During the visit a host of big-ticket deals are expected to be signed from energy to defence to diamond-cutting. ...
  • Watch: Oslo prepares to crown Nobel Peace winners Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai December 10, 2014

    Oslo is busy preparing a grand ceremony to crown this year's Nobel Peace winners Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai from India and Pakistan respectively. This calls for a joint Indo-Pakistani celebration of the Nobel Peace prize. ...