India

  • Former players want Fletcher out, question Dhoni's captaincy August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: India's beleaguered cricketers have come under sharp criticism from former players who called for coach Duncan Fletcher's immediate ouster while questioning Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy in the Test series against England that culminated with an innings and 244 runs annihilation at the Oval. The players were critical of Fletcher's...
  • Jadeja incident helped me: James Anderson August 18, 2014

    London: The series against India has taught England pace spearhead James Anderson a lesson or two. Instead of being aggressive with his attitude and mouth, Anderson now prefers to let the ball do all the talking. Anderson, who was involved with an altercation with India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in the first...
  • Pakistan envoy to meet J&K separatists leaders ahead of diplomatic meet with India August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit will meet Kashmiri separatists Shabbir Shah, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Shah Geelani before attending foreign secretary level talks with India scheduled later this month, a move that has sparked outrage across party lines. Basit will meet Shabbir Shah on Monday evening and Mirwaiz...
  • Dream come true for us, says Sanju Samson's family August 18, 2014

    The family of Indian cricket's newest player Sanju Samson on Monday said the opportunity for the 19-year-old to play for the national team was a "dream come true". Sanju - who was earlier this month selected for the ODI team as a wicketkeeper-batsman - Monday morning left the coastal town of...
  • Congress calls RSS chief's comments an attempt to polarise society August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Sayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat has sparked off another controversy by saying that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity. The Congress party hit out at Bhagwat saying there has been a constant attempt to polarise the society. Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari said, "There...
  • One-sixth of Mumbai is covered by a dense forest where animals attack humans! 13 things about life in Mumbai you wouldn't believe until you visit the city August 18, 2014

    This city never sleeps. Mumbai is home to Bollywood superstars, skyscrapers, and the trademark vada pav. You may have been to Juhu Beach and you've probably watched the sun go down from Marine Drive on your first visit. You may have heard Salman Khan is often spotted cycling in Bandra...
  • 'Wait and watch', Dhoni replies to queries on quitting captaincy August 18, 2014

    London: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni gave an open-ended reply to a query if he is ready to quit captaincy after another Test debacle on foreign soil having lost the current series 1-3 to England. To a question that if he is contemplating resignation, Dhoni replied,"You will have to wait and...
  • Chennai turns 375 this week; a look at the history behind Madras Day August 19, 2014

    Chennai: The first modern city of India, Chennai, will celebrate its 375th birth anniversary of August 22. The southern city has already begun celebrating Madras Week from Sunday by dedicating seven days to the history, culture and traditions of the city. Chennai, then Madras was born when a small piece of...
  • Plagued by ills, India's manufacturing sector takes Modi's 'Make in India' with a pinch of salt August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' vision might prove to be a little difficult to realise as India's manufacturing sector continues to be plagued by a number of ills. Industrialists across the country took Modi's words with a pinch of salt as ground realities present a completely...
  • Wife convinced Alastair Cook to stay on as England skipper August 18, 2014

    Alastair Cook said support from his wife, Alice, had persuaded him to stay on as England captain after leading the side to a come-from-behind Test series win over India. After last month's 95-run defeat by India in the second Test at Lord's, a result that meant England had gone 10 Tests...
  • India simply not good enough, says Dhoni August 18, 2014

    London: India captain MS Dhoni admitted his team had simply not been good enough after losing the five-match Test series against England 3-1 on Sunday. The touring side played excellently to win the second Test at Lord's after losing the toss on a difficult wicket to bat on but they were...
  • Still no cure for Team India's travel sickness August 18, 2014

    London: 'Tigers at home, pussycats abroad', has long been said about India's cricketers. It is one that will be repeated after India's 3-1 defeat by England in a five-match Test series finished with a colossal innings and 244-run loss at The Oval on Sunday that culminated in the tourists collapsing to...
  • Sunil Gavaskar slams 'jelly-like', 'embarrassing' India August 18, 2014

    London: Sunil Gavaskar accused India of "embarrassing the country" after their humiliating innings and 244-run defeat by England in the fifth Test at The Oval on Sunday. It was the second time in as many matches that India had been beaten inside three days after their innings and 54-run reverse in...
  • India hit new low in Test cricket after 3-1 drubbing August 18, 2014

    London: When Gary Ballance converted a quarter of a chance into a magnificent catch at slip to dismiss Ajinkya Rahane on the third afternoon of the fifth and final Test, that pretty much summed up a series in which England inflicted a third consecutive defeat on India, after trailing 0-1. While...
  • Watch: India day parade in New York August 17, 2014

    The 34th India day parade was on Sunday held in New York city marking India's 68th Independence day. The parade organised by the Federation of Indian Associations features close to 40 floats, 20 marching groups and 6 professional bands. ...
  • It was an amazing performance: Alastair Cook August 17, 2014

    London: England skipper Alastair Cook, who led his side to make a remarkable turnaround to win the five-match Test series against India 3-1 despite being 0-1 down in the beginning, called it "an amazing performance". After drawing the first Test, England lost the second at Lord's and questions were raised at...
  • Top-order failed to absorb pressure, says MS Dhoni August 17, 2014

    London: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says continuous failure affected the confidence of their top-order as they could not absorb the pressure but at the same time he blamed lack of experience for India's meek 1-3 surrender in the series, which concluded here on Sunday. "The top-order felt the pressure of not...
  • India is a Hindu nation, says RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat August 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Stoking yet another controversy, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity. "Hindustan is a Hindu nation. Hindutva is the identity of our nation and it (Hinduism) can incorporate others (religions) in itself," he said. ...
  • India's shocking batting stats in last four innings: 63/6, 66/6, 44/6, 62/6 August 17, 2014

    Another batting disaster by the Indian batsmen once again illustrated the fact that the top order haven't learnt anything from their previous outings on the ongoing tour. The visitors have not crossed the 200-run mark in the previous four innings and surely have made a habit of losing five to...
  • India humiliated yet again as England decimate Dhoni & Co. to win Test series 3-1 August 17, 2014

    England wrapped up the five-match Test series 3-1 with a huge innings and 244-run victory on day three at The Oval on Sunday. Team India's win at Lord's seemed a distant memory as they were humiliated once again and had no answer to England's pace attack. India, faced with a...
  • India-Pak relations: Challenges for Modi August 17, 2014

    As India and Pakistan celebrate 67 years of Independence, CNN-IBN discusses with Indo-Pak experts the challenges and expectations that lay ahead for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart Nawaz Sharif. ...
  • Change India: How can 100 new cities change India? August 17, 2014

    In a special series Change India, CNBC TV18 discusses how India can make its cities and towns - those that exist, those that are planned - liveable. ...
  • India pip Pakistan 1-0 in football friendly August 17, 2014

    Bangalore: Asian Games-bound Indian football team, reduced to 10 men for the last 20 minutes, snatched a 1-0 win against visiting Pakistan in the first of the two friendlies on Sunday. A 46th-minute Robin Singh strike was the only differentiating factor between the two well-matched sides in a pacy and spicy...
  • Political parties condemn Pak envoy's move to invite J&K separatist leaders for talks August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the secretary level talks between India and Pakistan scheduled for August, Pakistan envoy to India, Abdul Basit, has invited separatist leaders from Jammu and Kashmir for talks to New Delhi on August 18-19. Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said Pakistan wants feedback from the separatists...
  • No Indian fisherman in Lankan jails now August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: For the first time this year no Indian fisherman is in Sri Lankan jail, following the release of 94 fishermen on Saturday by the island nation. Officials said hundreds of Indian fishermen had been apprehended by Lanka Navy while fishing in their waters and with the release of...
  • Indian slip fielders standing too close to each other, says Laxman August 17, 2014

    London: With India's 'butter fingered' slip-cordon struggling to hold on to catches, former slips specialist VVS Laxman feels the fielders are standing too close to each other, which is causing confusion between them. "Definitely, they are very close. I was the one who used to take the gap between the first...
  • Watch: A group of youngsters in Hyderabad is transforming lives in a beautiful way. This video will leave you with a smile on your face August 17, 2014

    Leo Tolstoy once said, 'The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.' A group of youngsters from Hyderabad decided to act upon his words and set out to change lives in a beautiful way. 'Transformers', as the group calls itself, goes out every Sunday and helps people on the...
  • Root-Buttler put us in strong position: Gary Ballance August 17, 2014

    London: England batsman Gary Ballance rued at not completing another hundred against India in the fifth and final cricket Test here while praising team-mate Joe Root for countering the visitors' efforts on day two. The hosts finished 237 runs ahead at stumps, replying to India's 148 runs with 385/7. "I felt good...
  • Celebrating 'azadi' with 'rahgiri' in Old Delhi August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: On this Independence Day evening, the historic Chandni Chowk street in Delhi's Walled City, otherwise chock-a-block with chaotic traffic and a teeming mass of people, was wide open for a stroll. The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) for the first time ever organised 'rahgiri' in the city in collaboration...