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  • Films in Indian Panorama for this year's IFFI announced 2 days ago

    New Delhi: National-award winning movie 'Yellow' and Rajat Kapoor's 'Ankhon Delhi' were today named in the Indian Panorama for this year's International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which is scheduled to take place in Goa from next month. Critic Utpal Borpujari's English-Nagamese documentary 'Songs of the Blue Hills' has...
  • Air India proposes shift from sale and leaseback 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Air India is proposing to shift from sale and leaseback to outright purchase of 15 of the 27 Dreamliner aircraft it has ordered, in a bid to save about USD 225-300 million as part of the turnaround plan. A proposal to this effect has been sent to the government...
  • Ponting praises IPL's role in promoting young talent 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting on Saturday praised Indian Premier League for its role in promoting young talent, saying that many Indian youngsters benefited from the T20 tournament. "It's great to see what IPL is doing by promoting the youngsters and we are all getting a look at them....
  • Is MS Dhoni troubled by captaincy in all three formats? 2 days ago

    Former Australian World Cup winning captains Allan Border, Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting are of the opinion that leading India in all three formats of the game is troubling Mahendra Singh Dhoni, especially in Tests, and Virat Kohli must be groomed to take over the Test captaincy. "Probably it is because...
  • India-Australia final ideal for 2015 World Cup: Ricky Ponting 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Two-time World Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting said Saturday that an India-Australia clash will serve up as an ideal final for the 2015 World Cup to be held in his country and New Zealand from Feb 14 to Mar 29. "A final between Australia and India will be the...
  • Clive Llyod apologises for Windies team calling off tour 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former captain and West Indies Cricket Board selection committee chairman Clive Lloyd on Saturday apologised for the Caribbean team's unprecedented move to pull out of remainder of India tour in the wake of an acrimonious pay dispute with WICB, saying that it was a mistake on the part...
  • Anna Hazare writes to Modi, threatens stir over black money 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Criticising the government for telling the Supreme Court that all information on black money stashed abroad can't be disclosed, activist Anna Hazare on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and threatened to launch an agitation if the ill-gotten wealth was not brought back. "Bringing back black money is an...
  • Healthy team environment saw India lift 2011 World Cup: Harbhajan Singh 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Apart from a strong team, a healthy team environment was crucial for India's title triumph at the 2011 World Cup, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said on Saturday. "During the 2011 World Cup, our team was really strong. But the most important factor was the healthy team environment we had within...
  • Taking 20 wickets will be key to success in Australia: Sunil Gavaskar 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India's success in the upcoming Australia tour would hinge upon their ability to take 20 wickets, reckons former batting great Sunil Gavaskar. India, who have been juggling with their team set-up for quite some time now, will take on Australia in a three-Test series in December before competing in...
  • Jyoti Randhawa tied 6th at Hong Kong Open 2 days ago

    Hong Kong: Jyoti Randhawa, in tied sixth, was the best placed Indian golfer after the third round of the $1.3 million Hong Kong Open on Saturday. Randhawa battled to a 68 while overnight leader Ernie Els of South Africa registered a disappointing 71 in a rollercoaster round to slip to tied...
  • India hammer Australia 6-2 to storm into the final of Johor Cup 2 days ago

    Johor Bahru: Harmanpreet Singh came up with his second hat-trick of the tournament as defending champions India hammered Australia 6-2 to storm into the final of the Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament on Saturday. With their fourth win from five matches, the junior Indian team has booked a place in...
  • Prime Minister appreciates Nita Ambani for taking up the 'Clean India' challenge 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday acknowledged the participation of Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Ambani in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by him earlier this month on Gandhi Jayanti. "Swachh Bharat Mission will be greatly strengthened by the participation of Mrs. Nita Ambani," tweeted Modi from his personal Twitter...
  • Narendra Modi calls up Hamid Karzai, hails his contribution 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday spoke to former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and hailed his effort to strengthen bilateral relations besides successfully steering his country on the path of peace, prosperity and stability which will "never be forgotten". Modi told Karzai that he will always remain a "special...
  • Kerala Cricket Association officials quizzed over reports of payment to Windies 2 days ago

    Kochi: Income tax officials have quizzed Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) office bearers over a payment controversy following media reports that the game's local governing body intervened and offered to pay the financially embattled West Indies team money to enable the first One-Day International (ODI) of a five-match series to commence...
  • SS Thaman's concert to raise funds for Hudhud victims 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: Composer S.S. Thaman will perform on Sunday at Thaman Unplugged Music for a cause. The proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Chief Minister's relief fund for the victims of Hudhud cyclone in Andhra Pradesh. The event will take place at Hard Rock Cafe. Actors such as Akkineni Naga...
  • Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag won't feature in 2015 World Cup: Ganguly 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday ruled out Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh's chances of staging a comeback to the Indian team for next year's ODI World Cup. "It will be difficult for Sehwag and Yuvraj to play in this World Cup. Because World Cup is so near and...
  • India International Coffee Festival kickstartes in Bangalore 2 days ago

    The 5th India International Coffee Festival was kickstarted in Bangalore and inaugurated by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddharamaiah. The festival has been organised by the India Coffee Board, and was attended by important dignataries of the beverage industry. ...
  • Ishant Sharma should be India's key bowler in World Cup 2015, says Allan Border 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Terming India's prospects as very strong in the 2015 World Cup, former Australia captain Allan Border said that a fit Ishant Sharma should be a key bowler for the Men in Blue Down Under. Paceman Ishant, who was included in India's ODI squad against the West Indies after Mohit...
  • NTPC to build 8,152 toilets under 'Swacch Bharat' campaign 2 days ago

    New Delhi: State-owned power major NTPC has committed to build 8,152 toilets in government schools under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cleanliness drive. "Under 'Swachh Bharat-Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan' NTPC has committed to take up work for 8,152 toilets in government schools from the list available on Ministry of Human Resource and Development...
  • Resolution of Kashmir issue vital for peace: Pakistan Army Chief 2 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Saturday said that the resolution of Kashmir issue was imperative for establishment of sustainable peace in the region. Addressing a passing-out parade at Military Academy in Kakul, General Sharif said that the people of Kashmir should be allowed to decide their fate...
  • India may scrap 2016 West Indies tour, says BCCI secretary 2 days ago

    India may scrap their tour of West Indies in 2016 after the Caribbean team's abrupt pullout on Friday, said an angry Indian cricket board (BCCI) which is also considering legal actions and seeking intervention of the game's world governing body. The tourists abandoned the series with another one-dayer, a Twenty20 international...
  • SL players concerned about skills training ahead of India tour 3 days ago

    Colombo: With the breaking of the news of Sri Lanka Cricket and the BCCI agreeing to a five-match ODI series, the Lankan players appeared to be concerned about their skills training required for the series. This has been reflected in a tweet by senior cricketer Kumar Sangakkara this morning. "Our 6...
  • It was great to bowl with Dhoni keeping the wickets, says Akshar Patel 3 days ago

    Dharamsala: Flighting the ball has always been considered a hallmark of a good spinner but India's modern-day left-arm tweaker Akshar Patel says he doesn't even think of tossing the ball and banks on bowling flatter through the air. "My style is to bowl quicker through the air, I don't like to...
  • After border row, India, China plan counter-terror drills to build trust 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India will hold counter-terrorism exercises with China despite a recent face-off on their disputed border, officials said, in a sign the two governments want to manage their deep differences. India, which under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has struck an assertive national security posture, also agreed to China's request to...
  • India delays decision on iron ore licence for POSCO's $12 billion plant 3 days ago

    Bhubaneshwar: The government has again delayed a decision on permitting POSCO to mine iron ore, seeking more clarifications from Odisha where the South Korean company has waited nine years to set up a $12 billion steel plant. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in January that POSCO's request for a mining...
  • Mumbai: Nita Ambani takes up PM Modi's 'Clean India' challenge 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Ambani on Saturday took up the Prime Minister's 'Clean India' challenge and joins a cleanliness drive in Mumbai with Maharashtra Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao. Nita Ambani is among the nine eminent personalities from Maharashtra who will be the "goodwill ambassadors" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's...
  • BCCI has suffered huge losses, says secretary Sanjay Patel 3 days ago

    Mumbai: A livid BCCI has said it has suffered huge losses and that it will claim all the damages following the West Indies cricket team's unprecedented move to pull out of the remainder of India tour in the wake of an acrimonious unresolved pay dispute with its Board back home. The...
  • HC asks sports secretary to manage RCA affairs for three weeks 3 days ago

    Rajasthan High Court on Friday appointed state sports secretary JC Mahanti to manage the day-to-day affairs of Rajasthan Cricket Association for three weeks after Lalit Modi faction filed a case challenging their rival group's "forcible" taking over of RCA offices. Justice MN Bhandari passed the order after hearing a petition filed...
  • Nita Ambani to join Maharashtra Governor for cleanliness drive today 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Nita Ambani, wife of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, will join Maharashtra Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao for a cleanliness drive on Saturday. Nita Ambani is among the nine eminent personalities from Maharashtra who will be the "goodwill ambassadors" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyan'. Rao stressed the need to sustain...
  • West Indies Cricket Board slams Dwayne Bravo as India tour called off 3 days ago

    The West Indies Cricket Board attacked one-day captain Dwayne Bravo after confirming on Friday that the team's tour of India had been abandoned following a strike by their own players in a pay dispute. As India won the fourth of what were supposed to be five-one-day internationals by 59 runs...