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  • India will resume talks only if Pakistan responded properly: Home Minister September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that India will resume talks with Pakistan only if it responds adequately. "If Pakistan responds properly, we will resume dialogue with them. A neighbour is a neighbour. We always want good relations with neighbours. Friends can be chosen but neighbours...
  • Shooter Gagan Narang misses Olympic quota by a place September 11, 2014

    Granada: Gagan Narang missed out on an Olympic quota by just one place as he finished sixth in the finals of 50-metre rifle prone while Prakash Nanjappa and Jitu Rai narrowly missed out on finals of men's 10-metre air pistol in the 51st Shooting World Championships on Thursday. After coming through...
  • Davis Cup ties are won through singles: Vijay on Somdev comments September 11, 2014

    Bangalore: Former India ace Vijay Amritraj on Thursday disagreed with country's top singles player Somdev Devvarman's take that India's Davis Cup chances against the mighty Serbia will hinge on doubles pair of Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna. "Let me put it this way. You cannot win a Davis Cup tie solely...
  • Yusuf and Irfan Pathan launch their cricket academy September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian cricketers Yusuf and Irfan Pathan on Thursday launched their dream venture Cricket Academy of Pathans, which will start functioning from next month-end in their home town Baroda. The brothers said that they have about 5-7 years of active cricket still left in them. "This has been our vision for a...
  • Justice Katju hits out at KCR, says his statement against media is improper, unacceptable September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju has hit out at Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for threatening to bury the media. Katju said that KCR's statement was improper and unacceptable. "This statement of a Chief Minister is, in my opinion, highly improper, highly objectionable and totally...
  • We have 'self belief' to break Asian Games jinx: Terry Walsh September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Looking to break the 16-year-old Asian Games 'gold' jinx, Indian men's hockey team coach Terry Walsh said that the current lot of players have the "self belief" to come up trumps in the upcoming quadrennial event in Incheon, South Korea. Walsh said unlike the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the Sardar...
  • NASA, ISRO in talks to set up Joint Mars Working Group September 11, 2014

    Washington: America's premier space agency NASA and its Indian counterpart ISRO are talking about setting up a Joint Mars Working Group, a top US space official has said ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US. "NASA is in discussions with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) regarding potential...
  • From the highest railway station Ghum to the southernmost Kanyakumari: 14 of India's most beautiful railway stations September 11, 2014

    The Indian Railways is known to the world as the largest railway network in the world. The grand Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus which happens to be the busiest station in India has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are over 7000 railway stations in India and the Indian...
  • Asian Games 2014: India's rising hopes tempered by off-field bickering 1 week ago

    India are convinced they can improve on their Asian Games medals tally from Guangzhou but financial concerns and other controversies off the field may dampen their aspirations for Incheon later this month. Cricket-obsessed India seldom tastes success in other sports on the world stage but the quadrennial multi-sports event should be...
  • Yuki Bhambri to play Dusan Lajovic in first Davis singles September 11, 2014

    Bangalore: Yuki Bhambri and Dusan Lajovic will open the proceedings, playing the first singles in the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie between India and Serbia beginning here on Friday, as per the draw that was made on Thursday by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. In the second singles, Somdev Devvarman will...
  • Yusuf Pathan aims to make India comeback before World Cup 2015 September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Confident of a good showing in the Champions League Twenty20 and the domestic season ahead, all-rounder Yusuf Pathan has said there is enough time before the 2015 World Cup for him to prove his mettle and make a comeback into the Indian team. "The last IPL season was very...
  • Poverty makes minority kids more vulnerable to abuse September 11, 2014

    Washington: Children belonging to minority communities face increased risk of maltreatment due to exposure to poverty, says a US-based study. Poverty - rather than biased reporting - seems to account for the higher rates of child abuse and neglect among minority children, the findings showed. "For families of all races and ethnicities,...
  • Davis Cup: India face tough battle against Serbia 1 week ago

    Bangalore: India face one of the most ferocious Davis Cup challenges at home as nothing less than their best would be required to challenge world number two Serbia, who will test skill and strength of the hosts even without world number one Novak Djokovic, here from Friday. India last qualified for...
  • Bopanna convinced me to play in Davis Cup: Leander Paes September 11, 2014

    Leander Paes is ending his Davis Cup exile and will be featuring in India's group playoff against Serbia. ...
  • Autowallahs, aunties and hipsters from Hauz Khas: An artist has accurately depicted 17 types of people you'll find in Delhi through sketches September 11, 2014

    For anyone who has lived in Delhi long enough, it is very common to find a car blaring Honey Singh songs, or two girls posing for a selfie inside a metro station. The moment you enter Hauz Khas village, you'll be exposed to all the hipsters that inhabit the city....
  • India and China in wary dance as Xi visits South Asia September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: China's president will kick off his first South Asia tour with a visit to Beijing's latest investment in Sri Lanka, a $1.4-billion port city development to include a marina and a Formula One track -- all just 250 kilometres from India's coast. Xi Jinping's trip to the site, next...
  • Exclusive: If the tiger can survive, it's in India 3 days ago

    To many, in fact most, tiger estimation or census is about knowing a number - the final count of a majestic beast, the sight of which inspires awe in unlimited measure but the existence of which lies in the hands of the Homo Sapiens. However, very little does the society...
  • Nearly 6 billion dollars fund earmarked for disaster mitigation: Rijiju September 11, 2014

    Washington: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has said that the Indian government has earmarked 10 per cent of funds in all Centre-sponsored development programmes for disaster mitigation, which amounts to about $5.5 billion for the current fiscal. "India is a leading country now in disaster management. We...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 10, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 10, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: 200 dead, 90000 rescued, lakhs still stranded in J&K floods September 10, 2014

    The Army, Indian Air Force, National Disaster Response Force and Indian Navy- the heroes of rescue operations - are battling the raging flood waters round the clock to save the life of people in the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. Not caring about their lives and families, these personnel are trying...
  • India, Afghanistan to work hand-in-hand during critical phase September 10, 2014

    Kabul: "India is here to stay," External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today assured Afghanistan as she conveyed the new government's resolve to work "hand-in-hand" with the war-torn country by providing all possible assistance, including in key areas of defence and security. As Afghanistan enters a new phase in its transition,...
  • Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Memorial Lecture to be held on October 19 September 10, 2014

    Kolkata: The third edition of the annual Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Memorial Lecture will be held on October 19, on the eve of the India-West Indies fifth ODI. "Both the teams are expected to land here on October 18 and the next day would be ideal to host the lecture," CAB...
  • Study on ease of doing business not in line with reality: Government September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Wednesday said that the World Bank's ease of doing business ranking for India is "not in line with the reality" and has asked the multilateral lending body to reassess the parameters. As per the latest World Bank's report on 'ease of doing business', India had slipped three...
  • Indian economy to grow 5.6 pc in 2014: UNCTAD September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian economy will grow at a rate of 5.6 per cent in 2014 while developing economies as a whole will see between 4.5-5 per cent rise in economic expansion, a report by United Nations body UNCTAD said on Wednesday. The UNCTAD Trade and Development report 2015 forecasts...
  • England-returned Mohammad Shami looks forward to World Cup September 10, 2014

    Kolkata: Fresh from his spell in India's tour of England, pacer Mohammad Shami hopes to make it count from the experience he had gained in Old Blighty, in the 2015 World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. "It was an enriching experience and first time for me. Disappointed...
  • Dipika-Joshana set for face-off after controversial Asiad draw September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a violation of the competition rule, a controversial squash singles draw could lead to an "unfortunate" quarter-final face-off between India's 'golden girls' Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa at the Incheon Asian Games. As per the tournament rule, two players belonging to the same country cannot be drawn in...
  • India, Afghanistan to intensify security, defence cooperation September 10, 2014

    Kabul: India on Wednesday assured all possible help to the Afghan people to realise their vision of a strong, independent and prosperous Afghanistan as the two countries agreed to intensify cooperation in areas like security, defence and reconstruction work in the war-torn country. India's assurance was conveyed by External Affairs Minister...
  • Hockey India slams Govt for cutting down on support staff September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India on Wednesday described the government's decision to exclude their four key support staff, including a coach, from the Asian Games-bound contingent as "distraction", leaving their High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans in a state of "shock". India's national game also had to face the brunt of the government's...
  • Asian Games 2014: Complete list of Indian athletes September 10, 2014

    Ending days of suspense over the Asian Games contingent, the government cleared a 679-member squad that will represent India in the 17th edition of the event to be held in Incheon, South Korea, from 19 September to 4 October. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Youth Affairs...