India

  • Mithali Raj remains number one batswoman in ICC rankings Yesterday

    Dubai: India captain Mithali Raj has retained the top spot in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) women's rankings for batters. Mithali maintained her reign on the top with scores of 34 and 30, respectively, to be the second-highest run-scorer for her side in the series India lost 0-2 in England. Her...
  • Heaviest cross-border firing since 1971 war, India lodges protest with Pakistan Yesterday

    New Delhi/Jammu: India on Tuesday lodged a protest with Pakistan over escalating border ceasefire violations in the "heaviest" cross-border firing since the 1971 Indo-Pak war even as the two countries agreed to hold flag meetings to defuse the situation. The protest was lodged during the telephonic talks between the DGMOs (Director...
  • No plans to drop football team for Asian Games, says SAI Director General Yesterday

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India on Tuesday denied any plans not to clear the national football team at government cost for the Asian Games. Reports claimed that the government was having second thoughts on sending the football team at government cost as India don't have much of a chance to...
  • Indian men and women volleyball teams enter in Incheon Games Yesterday

    Mumbai: India have entered both the men's and women's team events in the volleyball competition of the 17th Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea, next month. While the men's team is grouped with Hong Kong, Maldives and 2010 silver medallists Iran in Group C, the women are drawn...
  • Roelant Oltmans to conduct clinic for hockey coaches Yesterday

    New Delhi: To keep coaches up-to-date and in line with the latest information and developments in international hockey, the Indian team's high performance director, Roelant Oltmans, will conduct a one-day high performance coaching clinic with around 30 coaches at Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex in Rohtak on Aug 27. The clinic will...
  • India, Pak DGMOs discuss spurt in ceasefire violations Yesterday

    Srinagar: Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) of both India and Pakistan met on Tuesday and discussed the repeated ceasefire violations along the International Border. It was decided that regular flag meetings will be held between field commanders to defuse the situation. Meanwhile, back home, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will...
  • Is Dhoni and Fletcher's job in Ravi Shastri's hand? Yesterday

    With confusion reigning supreme at the moment in Indian cricket's leadership, reports emerging in the media suggest that the future of Duncan Fletcher as India's coach and Mahendra Singh Dhoni as Test captain is in the hands of the Team India Director - Ravi Shastri. BCCI officials and Dhoni have...
  • 'Why don't you get a hair transplant? Kids will call you uncle': 12 things every bald man in India has to go through Yesterday

    A receding hairline in India means two things - the kids in your neighbourhood will start calling you uncle and your family will ask you to get a hair transplant. On the first appearance of a bald patch, you have very little options. You can either go completely bald and...
  • Will try to bowl consistent yorkers to England batsmen: Umesh Yadav Yesterday

    London: Fresh from a successful India A tour of Australia, paceman Umesh Yadav has revealed that his Kolkata Knight Riders bowling coach Wasim Akram helped him get his yorkers right and he is now keen to use the toe-crushers against England batsmen in the one-dayers. "I had a problem with the...
  • Sushma Swaraj chairs brainstorming session with Indian envoys Yesterday

    Hanoi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday chaired a brain storming session with 15 Indian Heads of Mission in South East and East Asia to chart out the foreign policy initiatives to be undertaken in the strategically important region by the new BJP-led government. This is the second Heads of...
  • 'Low castes still forced to clean human excreta' Yesterday

    New Delhi: Hundreds of thousands of impoverished "low caste" Indians are being forced to clean human excreta from dry toilets and open drains, despite a ban on the discriminatory and undignified practice, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday. India has since Independence in 1947 enacted laws aimed at ending the...
  • Delhi: 6 passengers suspected to have been exposed to Ebola virus taken to hospital after arriving from Liberia Yesterday

    New Delhi: Six passengers who arrived in Delhi from Liberia on Tuesday have been taken to the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital. These passengers are suspected to have been exposed to the Ebola virus. The six people will be quarantined at the hospital, where a check up will be done. They...
  • Trigonometry in English suddenly seems like an alien subject: 11 problems only students from Hindi medium schools will understand Yesterday

    'You mean you didn't have any textbooks in English?' That's the first question most students in college ask their counterparts from Hindi medium schools. It is hard to imagine how someone read Mathematics, Biology and Psychology out of a Hindi textbook. How do they remember the definitions we learned by...
  • Kevin Pietersen credits Alastair Cook for England turnaround 2 days ago

    London: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen lauded captain Alastair Cook for the 3-1 Test series win against India but feels that they are playing ODIs with Test selection in mind. The former England captain said England did fantastically well to turn the Test series against India into a brilliant 3-1 victory....
  • Abolition of child marriage in India to take 50 more years: UNICEF 2 days ago

    Kolkata: India has witnessed a decline in child marriage in the last two decades, but going by the slow pace it will require another 50 years to abolish the practice from the country, according to UNICEF. "Child marriage has been declining at a rate of one per cent per year in...
  • From swimming pools in Infosys to a driving range in TCS: 30 photos of the most extravagant corporate IT campuses in India 2 days ago

    An engineering student's journey towards Infosys or TCS begins from the campus placement interviews. There are popular jokes and memes about most engineers eventually landing up at these two tech companies by default. But it's only when you enter these campuses that an engineering student realises all those sleepless nights...
  • UN chief asks India-Pakistan to resolve issues through dialogue 2 days ago

    United Nations: UN chief Ban Ki-moon has asked India and Pakistan to resolve their issues peacefully and through dialogue, against the backdrop of cancellation of foreign-secretary level talks between the two nations and continued ceasefire violations by Pakistan along border posts. "The Secretary-General calls on both sides to solve the issues...
  • Government to meet IT ministers from all states to take forward Modi's Digital India project 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In a bid to take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India project, Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will meet IT ministers from all states on Tuesday to lay out a roadmap for its implementation. The government is expected to invest over Rs 1 lakh...
  • Chance for youngsters to stake claim for World Cup berths: Dravid 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid hoped that the youngsters would put up a better show in the five-match ODI series against England and stake their claim for the few spots available in the team ahead of the 2015 World Cup that will be co-hosted by Australia-New Zealand from...
  • Is Indian cricket heading towards a Dhoni vs BCCI face-off? 2 days ago

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comments on Duncan Fletcher have added a few decibels to the chorus demanding Dhoni's sacking as Test captain. The interesting twist is that it's the BCCI, Indian skipper's saviour on many occasions, that could look to clip his wings. Referring to Fletcher as the "boss", Dhoni has sounded...
  • India to raise ceasefire violations by Pakistan at DGMO-level talks 2 days ago

    Jammu: As Pakistan ups the ante along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army is likely to take the matter up during the routine Director General of Military Operations (DGMO)-level talks with Pakistan, held every Tuesday. Also, Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF) D K...
  • MS Dhoni bats for under-fire coach Duncan Fletcher 2 days ago

    Dhoni's comment that Fletcher will stay as "boss" has raised speculation on whether he was on the same page with the BCCI bigwigs who had appointed Ravi Shastri as the Director of cricket. ...
  • CCI imposes Rs 2,545 crore penalty on 14 car makers 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In the first major order against auto players, the Competition Commission on Monday slapped a penalty of Rs 2,545 crore on 14 car makers, including Maruti Suzuki and Tata Motors, for violating trade norms in the spare parts and after services market. Honda Siel Cars India, Volkswagen India, Fiat...
  • News 360: Meerut couple shows the way, adopts 12 HIV positive boys 2 days ago

    In Meerut, 12 HIV positive boys have been given a new lease of life by a young couple. A close encounter with death promoted Ajay Sharma to look at life differently and encouraged him to transform lives. Supporting Sharma in this cause is his wife. The couple has adopted 12...
  • Home Minister reviews situation along border with Pakistan 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In the wake of continuous firing from across the Line of Control and Intelligence Bureau, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reviewed the situation along the border with Pakistan and directed BSF to take all possible steps to ensure security of civilians in the areas subjected to shelling. At...
  • Dhoni has no business to decide Fletcher's future, says BCCI official 2 days ago

    BCCI on Monday took exception to Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's statement that coach Duncan Fletcher continues to be the "boss" of the team, describing it as "unbecoming of the Indian captain" who had "overstepped his brief". "Dhoni is no one to comment as to who is the boss of the...
  • Indian men's kabaddi team grouped with Pakistan in Asian Games 2 days ago

    The Indian men's kabaddi team, which would be bidding for its seventh straight gold in next month's Asian Games, has been pooled along side arch-rivals Pakistan in Group A of the competition. The other two teams in Group A of the men's competition are Bangladesh and Thailand, as per the draw...
  • Rain washes out 1st England-India ODI without a ball being bowled 2 days ago

    Bristol: The first of the five one-day internationals between England and India has been abandoned without a ball being bowled because of rain at the County Ground. Rain began to fall before the start of play and the match was abandoned at 1:30 p.m. local time, three hours after the scheduled start. It...
  • Kevin Pietersen says IPL not to blame for India's Test form 2 days ago

    Kevin Pietersen has said it is wrong to blame the Twenty20 Indian Premier League for the tourists poor Test form in England. In the absence of exiled former captain Pietersen, England came from behind to beat India 3-1 in a five-Test series, with skipper Alastair Cook overseeing the recovery. That led many...
  • Photo: Someone made a map of how Americans see the rest of the world and it's awesome! India is a landmass called 'call centre', by the way 2 days ago

    Americans have often been criticized for being completely unaware of what's going on in rest of the world. Whether their knowledge of the world is restricted to their borders, no one can tell for sure, but someone thought it would be a cool idea to make this map. ...