India

  • Indian launches plan to drastically reduce newborn death 18 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India aims to drastically reduce its newborn deaths--from present 29 per thousand live births to below 10 by 2030--with a new plan unveiled by Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday that spells out six strategies covering preconception to care beyond newborn's survival. India Newborn Action Plan, Vardhan said, will...
  • Birdie binge sends Anirban Lahiri top of the leaderboard in Malaysia 4 hours 40 minutes ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri fired 10 birdies to race to the top of the leaderboard after the first round of the Asian Tour's Selangor Masters in the Malaysian capital on Thursday. The 27-year-old signed off on a seven-under-par 64 to sit two shots clear of compatriot S.S.P. Chowrasia and...
  • India to support Israeli firms to set up dairy firms on PPP 18 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India on Thursday said that it will extend all cooperation to Israeli companies keen to work in the dairy sector here under the public-private-partnership mode. This issue was discussed at a meeting between the Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Israeli ambassador HE Daniel Carmon, an official statement...
  • China backs India's bid for full membership of SCO 18 hours 53 minutes ago

    Beijing: China on Thursday backed India's bid for full membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a Beijing-dominated security grouping. "China backs India and Pakistan becoming members of the SCO as the group has agreed to expand its membership," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said in a statement. "Beijing believes...
  • Action plan launched to check under-5 deaths 19 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With 13.3 lakh under-5 children dying every year, over half of them in their first month, Government on Thursday launched an action plan aimed at reducing such deaths from 29 per thousand live births to single digit by 2030, ahead of global deadline of 2035. Flanked by billionaire philanthropist...
  • Sardar Singh to be India's flag bearer at Asiad opening 19 hours 59 minutes ago

    Incheon: Ending the suspense over who would be the Indian contingent's flag bearer at Friday's 17th Asian Games opening ceremony here, men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh was on Thursday bestowed with the honour. "The flag bearer will be Sardar Singh, captain of the men's hockey team. Actually all the people...
  • Asian Games 2014: Things to know about India 20 hours 1 minutes ago

    Incheon: The cricket-crazy country of India has been improving in Olympic sports due to more exposure in international competition. Though it still has only one individual Olympic gold medal winner - shooter Abhinav Bindra - India can boast several leading contenders when it comes to the Asian Games. Here are things...
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping announces 2015 as 'Visit India Year' in China 19 hours 50 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday announced 2015 as the "Visit India year" in China. "The two sides have decided to make the year 2015 as the visit India year in China and to make the year 2016 as the visit China year in India," Xi said after official...
  • Indian national flag hoisted at Asian Games Village 21 hours 9 minutes ago

    Incheon: The Indian tri-colour was on Thursday hoisted at the Asian Games Village in the presence of the Chef-de-Mission Adille Sumariwala, a day before the opening ceremony of the sporting extravaganza at the main stadium is scheduled to take place. Former sprinter Sumariwala, IOA vice-president Tarlochan Singh and more than 50...
  • India slip to 158 in FIFA rankings 22 hours 42 minutes ago

    After not much action barring the 2-2 draw against Bangladesh in an international friendly in March this year, India slipped eights places to be ranked 158th in the lastest FIFA rankings headed by World Champions Germany. India though can take solace from the fact that all the other sub-continent teams are...
  • India signs 15 agreements with China, strengthens ties 23 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday signed a series of documents with India at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, strengthening ties between the two countries. This is Xi's first visit to India as head of the state. Among the 15 MoUs signed between India and China is the...
  • Modi says must resolve incursion issue soon, Xi assures China determined to finding a solution 21 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Amidst repeated incursions by the Chinese Army along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed concern over the issue in his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Modi told Xi that it was important to address the border issue soon and...
  • SP cautions Modi against China's 'policy' of pushing troops 23 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party on Thursday cautioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi against China's "policy" of pushing troops and holding talks at the same time and said it was time New Delhi used force to push back Chinese troops which have entered Indian territory. The remarks by senior SP leader Ram Gopal...
  • Asian Games: Indian women's hockey team keen to rectify CWG mistakes 23 hours 58 minutes ago

    Incheon: With just a day remaining for the opening of the 17th Asian Games, the Indian women's hockey team is busy making last-minute preparations and keen to avoid past mistakes, eyeing a winning start to their campaign. The team is going through a steady dose of practice matches and tune-up sessions...
  • Delhi: Cultural extravaganza in Tagore International school Yesterday

    Lady Peng Liyuan on Thursday met the students of the Tagore International School in the national capital. CNN-IBN's Jagriti Chandra spoke to some students who performed for the first Lady. "We could present our culture, which is diverse. She loved our performances, she was overwhelmed," students said. ...
  • Asian Games: Yogeshwar India's biggest hope to end wrestling gold drought Yesterday

    With the untimely pull out of two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, all eyes will be on London Games bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt as India will be hoping to break a 28-year-long wait for a gold medal in wrestling at the 17th Asian Games that get underway Friday in the South...
  • Gobi manchurian, Singapuri chowmien and chicken lollipop: 10 Sino-Indian dishes that must be added to Chinese President Xi Jinping's dinner menu in India Yesterday

    The President of China Xi Jinping was treated to a private dinner at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence yesterday. There were folk programmes with the traditional Gujarati 'garba' dance to entertain the Chinese President and the first lady of China Peng Liyuan. The dinner menu reportedly had over 100 dishes,...
  • China's First Lady Peng Liyuan visits Tagore International school Yesterday

    China's First Lady Peng Liyuan on Thursday met the students of the Tagore International School in the national capital. Students sang a song in Mandarin for the first lady. They also performed a classical dance rendition of Tagore's poem. ...
  • Asian Games buzz appears missing in Incheon Yesterday

    Incheon: The buzz is strangely missing as Incheon gears up to host the Asian Games from Friday with hardly any banners or volunteers in sight to welcome the athletes and delegates for the event which cost a whopping USD 1.62 billion. Barring banners in and around the airport, there is hardly...
  • As Modi, Jinping meet in Delhi, Chinese Army pushes in more troops into Indian territory in Ladakh Yesterday

    Leh/New Delhi: Heightening tension, the Chinese Army pushed in more troops into Chumar village along the Line of Actual Control in the wee hours on Thursday, hours before the summit meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to sources, the Chinese side pushed in more...
  • Who is Peng Liyuan? Meet China's photogenic First Lady - a style icon and hugely popular singer known as the 'outstanding songbird of the century' Yesterday

    China's gorgeous First Lady Peng Liyuan, who accompanied her husband and President Xi Jinping, has won many hearts in India, especially among students who cannot stop talking about meeting her at a Delhi school today. Students at the Tagore International School in the capital sang a song in Mandarin for the...
  • PM Modi discusses incursion with Chinese President, to continue talks on the issue today Yesterday

    New Delhi: As incursions continue by China's People's Liberation Army into the Indian side along the Line of Actual Control, Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday. The Ministry of External Affairs said that the issue was raised by Modi on Wednesday and...
  • 'Police came in and asked 'who is he with?' and everyone screamed 'all of us!'': 'Humans of New York' creator meets humans of India, captures diverse stories on camera Yesterday

    'Humans of New York' is more than just a Facebook page. With over 9 million people following the page on Facebook, 'Humans of New York' started as a blog about the regular citizens from the city of New York. The stories were so relatable that people from across the world...
  • Acclimatization key to India's success in Australia, says Kasprowicz Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Adjusting to the conditions and improvising quickly to challenging situations would be the key to India's success in what promises to be a tough tour Down Under come December, feels former Australia pacer Michael Kasprowicz. Kasprowicz feels Indian team is "talented" but it would have to be at its best...
  • China-India relationship has global, strategic importance, says Xi Jinping Yesterday

    New Delhi: Chinese President Xi Jinping began the second day of his 3-day visit to India by visiting the Rashtrapati Bhavan along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Jinping was given a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Jinping said, "I hope to change a lot from my first visit to India. We...
  • Asian Games hockey: Change in format a challenge for India, Pakistan Yesterday

    Incheon: Coaches and tacticians will be put to the test in Incheon from Saturday when the field hockey competition commences at the Asian Games under a new format introduced in a bid to make the game faster. Four 15-minute quarters will replace the previous format of two 35-minute halves, bringing coaches...
  • 'Nobody in the world makes food better than grandma.' 15 reasons why your grandparents are the best people you've ever met Yesterday

    The most interesting stories you heard in your childhood came from your grandparents. From teaching you how to write to carrying you on your shoulders around the house, they've done it all. They have always been the people you run to when your parents unleash their wrath on you. From...
  • Live: True Asian century will come when India and China come together, says Xi Jinping 21 hours 36 minutes ago

    Today is the second day of Chinese President Xi Jinping's 3-day visit to India. The Chinese President was given a red carpet welcome in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. India and China also signed two key pacts on Wednesday: to set up an industrial park in Ahmedabad and for cultural exchanges between...
  • Asian Games 2014 in a nutshell Yesterday

    The 2014 Incheon Asian Games begin on Friday, where a total of 45 countries in the Asian continent will field its athletes eyeing top honours. The tournament will see competition across 36 sports, including three new disciplines introduced for the event while five from the last edition at Guangzhou, China,...
  • Gujarat hopes to increase trade ties with China after Xi visit Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: After the signing of three pacts during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Gujarat government hopes that trade ties between the state and China will get a shot in arm. "Chinese companies have invested Rs 700 crore in the state so far, but with the signing of this...