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  • UNICEF to collate data on violence against children in India 23 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The UNICEF in collaboration with the the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry may soon undertake a survey to collate data on violence against children in India. "We are keen to carry out a survey and collate data on violence against children in India and have taken it...
  • Modi pays floral tribute at Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Washington 23 hours 50 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi. Modi offered floral tribute at the statue of the Father of the Nation in the US capital. A large number of Indian-Americans were present to welcome the Prime Minister who was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. ...
  • Tsunami hit Indian coast 1,000 years back: Study 23 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Looking for data on past tsunamis for a better understanding of the natural phenomenon, a team of researchers has come upon evidence which suggests that the Indian coast was hit by a sea surge some 1,000 years back, before the tsunami of 2004 which caused massive destruction in...
  • Delhi Metro to launch 'Clean & Green Delhi' drive on October 2 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro will plant saplings and focus on cleanliness at its stations and surrounding areas as part of 'Clean and Green Delhi' drive in line with the nation-wide 'Swachh Bharat' campaign. "As part of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', DMRC will be undertaking a special 'Clean & Green Delhi' drive...
  • Asian Games Hockey: History beckons India, but the job's not done yet Yesterday

    India certainly came out to play, finally. Sardar Singh looked like this was the game to return to play hockey for India, and he did. India are in the final of Asian Games 2014. It was a very hard-fought semifinal against hosts South Korea, with both sides realising that winning was...
  • Austria sees scope for increasing trade with India Yesterday

    Mumbai: Austria, the world's seventh largest exporter, is keen on expanding economic ties with India. "The trade between India and Austria is at 1.5 billion euros and we see increasing trade between the two countries. The trade relations started recovering after 2013 and have been steadily growing," Austrian Ambassador to...
  • XI Jinping's visit will lead to deeper Sino-India engagement: Pranab Mukherjee Yesterday

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday expressed the hope that the just-concluded visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to India will lead to a "deeper" bilateral engagement as this was in the interest of Asia and the international community. In a message to Xi on the eve of the...
  • India's 1st renewable energy investors meet to be held in February 2015 Yesterday

    New Delhi: With an aim to attract large - scale investment in the country's renewable sector, India will host its first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet and Expo - 'RE-INVEST' - from February 15 to 17 next year. To be organised by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in...
  • Asian Games: Vikas Gowda claims discus throw silver Yesterday

    Incheon: Vikas Gowda won India's ninth medal from athletics at the 17th Asian Games claiming the silver in men's discus throw final at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium on Tuesday. Gowda, who won the Glasgow Commonwealth Games gold, achieved a best throw of 62.58 metres in his second attempt, out...
  • Modi, Sharif likely to meet at SAARC summit in November: Government sources -958431195 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at SAARC summit in November, sources said on Tuesday. This comes after Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz on Sunday admitted that the meeting between Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit and...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Indian eves eye revenge against Japan in bronze medal play-off Yesterday

    Incheon: The gold medal already out of their grasp, Indian women's hockey team will be eyeing to return at least with a bronze from the 17th Asian Games when they take on Japan, in what can be regarded as a revenge encounter, in the third-fourth place play-off on Wednesday. The Indian...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian girls win bronze in sailing Yesterday

    Incheon: Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan endured disqualification in one of the 12 races before claiming a bronze medal in the women's 29er two person dinghy sailing event of the Asian Games, here on Tuesday. Varsha as skipper and Aishwarya as crew finished with net 25 points. Nethra Kumanan ended...
  • Indian Americans have high hopes on PM Modi Yesterday

    Indian couple who run an NGO in the US are hopeful that with the help of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, they will be able to open a similar organisation back in India too. ...
  • For Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt's semis bout at Asiad best ever Yesterday

    New Delhi: They both are champions in their own right and no wonder Sushil Kumar was absolutely ecstatic in the manner his close friend Yogeshwar Dutt clinched the first gold medal for India in Asian Games wrestling in 28 years. "The manner in which Yogesh [as he is affectionately called] won...
  • Asian Games boxing: Satish in semifinal, Thapa bows out Yesterday

    Incheon: Boxer Satish Kumar on Tuesday reached the semifinals, assuring India a medal in the superheavy weight category (+91kg), after winning his quarterfinal bout in the 17th Asian Games at the Seonhak Gymnasium here. He beat Jordan's Hussein Eishaish 2-1 by a split decision. He got a cumulative 28-29 verdict from Uzbekistan's...
  • Asian Games Hockey: India men edge South Korea in semis, face Pakistan in the final Yesterday

    Incheon: Akashdeep Singh scored a brilliant field goal to help a spirited India beat hosts South Korea 1-0 on Tuesday and enter the final of the men's hockey competition of the 17th Asian Games for the first time in 12 years. After a barren opening half, it took a gem of...
  • Asian Games: India protest boxer Sarita Devi's controversial defeat Yesterday

    Incheon: An outraged Indian boxing contingent on Tuesday lodged a protest and demanded a review of Laishram Sarita Devi's semi-final bout in the Asian Games after the veteran was adjudged to have lost despite a dominating performance against home favourite Jina Park. The Indian boxing contingent lodged a protest after paying...
  • Watch: A few people were asked why men rape. They blame women's actions and clothing in their disgusting and disappointing responses Yesterday

    Why do men rape? Every time a ghastly incident like rape is reported, there are endless debates about sex education and women empowerment. A YouTube channel Bol Public Bol went on the streets of Mumbai to ask people why rapes happen. Their responses will leave you shocked, disgusted and disappointed....
  • Asian Games: Indian shooter Ahmad Mairaj finishes 5th in skeet final Yesterday

    Incheon: Indian shooter Ahmad Mairaj Khan finished fifth while the Indian team came seventh in the men's skeet event of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeonggido Shooting Range here on Tuesday. Ahmad, who was the only Indian to sneak into the semi-final, shot 11 out 15, which was not enough...
  • Asian Games: Boxer Pooja Rani settles for bronze after defeat in semis Yesterday

    Incheon: Indian boxer Pooja Rani settled for the bronze medal after losing the semi-final of the women's middleweight (69-75kg) event of the 17th Asian Games here onn Tuesday. Pooja lost 0-2, with the third judge giving a tied score, to China's Li Qian at the Seonhak Gymnasium. Earlier, Pooja's compatriot MC Mary...
  • Asian Games: Boxer Sarita settles for bronze after shocking decision Yesterday

    Indian boxer Sarita Devi (60kg) controversially settled for a bronze medal after losing her semifinal bout against South Korea's Jina Park. ...
  • Chris Gayle expects to recover in time for Tests in India Yesterday

    Kingston: Explosive West Indian opener Chris Gayle believes he will overcome injury in time for the three-Test series in India which starts next month. The attacking left-hander was not considered for selection for the second Test against Bangladesh earlier this month or the one-day series in India starting next week, because...
  • Asian Games: Boxer Sarita Devi controversially denied shot at gold, settles for bronze Yesterday

    Incheon: Indian boxer Laishram Sarita Devi (60kg) on Tuesday controversially settled for a bronze medal at the Asian Games after losing her semi-final bout against South Korea's Jina Park despite a dominating performance which left the home favourite with a bloodied nose. The 32-year-old Indian was seen protesting outside the ring...
  • Asian Games 2014: Mary Kom enters boxing final for a shot at gold Yesterday

    Incheon: India's MC Mary Kom secured a berth in the gold medal bout of the women's flyweight (48-51kg) after a convincing win in the semi-final of the 17th Asian Games here Tuesday. The 31-year-old Indian beat Vietnam's Le Thi Bang by a unanimous 3-0 decision to enter the final. The five-time...
  • Asian Games Volleyball: Indian women lose to Kazakhstan in SF playoff Yesterday

    Incheon: Indian women spikers continued to disappoint as they lost their 5th-8th place semi-final play-off against Kazakhstan by three straight sets in the volleyball event at the Asian Games. The Kazakh women won the contest 25-20, 25-19, 25-20 in only 69 minutes as India will now play in the 7th-8th place...
  • The new CM of Tamil Nadu O Panneerselvam once ran a tea stall: 10 Indian politicians who rose from humble beginnings to become ministers Yesterday

    Once a tea stall owner, Jayalalithaa's trusted lieutenant O Panneerselvam is set to become Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the second time since 2001, when he made his Assembly debut. In Indian politics, it isn't hard to find ministers who rose from humble beginnings. The Prime Minister of India...
  • Asian Games Kabaddi: Indian men and women in semifinals Yesterday

    Incheon: The Indian men and women's kabaddi teams made it to the semi-finals of the 17th Asian Games after topping their respective groups on Tuesday. The men's team, record six time champions, brushed aside arch-rivals Pakistan 23-11 to top Group A to make the last-four at the Songdo Global University Gymnasium....
  • 'Modi-Obama meet not likely to show immediate results' Yesterday

    Fund Manager Milan Vaishnav of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace says, "Despite the hype, the Modi-Obama meet may not show result in the short term." ...
  • Modi, Obama to write joint editorial for leading US newspaper -1118845755 minutes ago

    Washington: In a first, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama will pen down a joint editorial for a leading American newspaper, said MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin after the two leaders met over dinner at the White House. "This is the first time a US President and Indian leader...
  • Full text: Vision Statement for the US-India Strategic Partnership Yesterday

    "Chalein Saath Saath: Forward Together We Go" Chalein Saath Saath, forward together we go. As leaders of two great democratic nations with diverse traditions and faiths, we share a vision for a partnership in which the United States and India work together, not just for the benefit of both our nations,...