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  • 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 3 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 3 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 3 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. ...
  • Badminton: Ashwini Ponnappa-Tarun Kona ousted from World Championships 3 days ago

    Copenhagen: The Indian badminton squad got off to a poor start as Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted from their mixed doubles opener at the World Championships on Monday. Though Tarun and Ashwini lost the first game 16-21 to Danish World No.16 pair Anders Kristiansen and Julie Houmann, they came...
  • Pak ceasefire violations rock J&K Assembly 3 days ago

    Jammu: The repeated ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army rocked the Jammu & Kashmir Assembly on Monday as the Opposition targeted the state government over the issue. Members of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) intervened when Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was speaking in the House on ceasefire violations. Members of...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 1st ODI 3 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After getting humiliated in the Test series, India would look to redeem their campaign when they take on England in the first one-dayer in Bristol. The visitors would be more comfortable in the 50-over format after being boosted by fresh...
  • From the oldest Lucknowi Biryani to the most renowned Hyderabadi Biryani: 10 delicious varieties of Biryani from different parts of India 3 days ago

    Biryani originated in Persia and made in-roads to India via Afghanistan. The earliest examples of Biryani were seen during the Mughal rule in the form of Lucknowi Biryani. Gradually there was a Calcutta Biryani and the very famous Hyderabadi Biryani. The world renowned Hyderabadi Biryani has also been recognised by...
  • BCCI calls Dhoni comments on Fletcher as 'personal opinion' 3 days ago

    The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) has labelled Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comments as "personal opinion" after the national team's captain said beleaguered coach Duncan Fletcher still called the shots and would lead them into next year's World Cup. "I have not spoken to Dhoni and so the BCCI...
  • Chinese students flock to Gujarat to learn Hindi in wake of growing trade with India 3 days ago

    Gandhinagar: With trade relations between India and China thriving, several Chinese nationals are now flocking to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat to learn Hindi. 22-year old Li Chaoling, a BA student at China's Yunnan Minzu University is in India to learn Hindi. Growing business relations between India...
  • This isn't a parody: These Indians have already taken the Rice Bucket Challenge - a 'Desi Challenge for Desi Needs' 3 days ago

    It isn't very tough to go viral on social media. The Ice Bucket Challenge was introduced to spread awareness about the ALS and raise money for research to cure the neurodegenerative disease. The Ice Bucket Challenge may be making waves the world over, but the Rice Bucket Challenge is what...
  • NC, BJP workers clash after Amit Shah visits border camps following ceasefire violations 3 days ago

    Jammu: Clashes broke out between workers of the ruling National Conference and Bharatiya Janata Party after the latter's chief Amit Shah visited RS Pura sector in Jammu on Monday morning. Shah and BJP spokesperson Ram Madhav visited border camps in the morning following repeated ceasefire violation by the Pakistani Army. Clashes...
  • Youngsters hold the key as India look to change fortune in first ODI 3 days ago

    After getting humiliated in the Test series, India would look to redeem their campaign when they take on England in the first one-dayer in Bristol. The visitors would be more comfortable in the 50-over format after being boosted by fresh faces for the five-match series. This ODI series provides India with...
  • New opening partner no worry for Alastair Cook 3 days ago

    London: England captain Alastair Cook does not expect his role in the one-day set-up to change should he find himself opening alongside Alex Hales rather than Ian Bell during the upcoming series with world champions India. Fresh from their 3-1 Test success against the tourists, England face India in the first...
  • Jammu: Pakistan fires at Indian posts for the third day in a row 3 days ago

    Jammu: Pakistan fired at 35 Border Security Force posts in Ramgarh area in Samba and Kanachak area of Akhnoor, violating ceasefire for the third day in a row during the wee hours of Sunday. Pakistani Rangers fired at Indian posts along the International Border throughout the night, prompting BSF jawans...
  • Innovation top concern of India's food processing: CII 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Product development and innovation are the top concerns for the Indian food processing sector, the Confederation of Indian Industry said in a report on Sunday. "While India has favourable supply side dynamics, thanks to its strong agriculture base, product development and innovation in the sector has taken a back...
  • Force India bag five points from Spa after Kevin Magnussen penalty 3 days ago

    Spa: Force India gained from Kevin Magnussen's post-race 20 seconds penalty with their drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg promoted a place to be classified as eighth and 10th respectively at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. Though the penalty for the McLaren driver was not enough for Force India to...
  • J&K: Pak forces diverting attention of its people from internal turmoil, says BSF 3 days ago

    Jammu: Indian troops have given a befitting reply to the ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces, BSF said on Sunday while strongly criticising it for repeatedly disturbing peace along the border. IG, BSF, Jammu Frontier, Rakesh Kumar Sharma, talking to reporters, also said that Pakistan wanted to divert the attention of...
  • Alex Hales to open batting against India 3 days ago

    England captain Alastair Cook has confirmed Alex Hales will make his one-day debut and open the batting for England in the upcoming five-match series against India. Hales, 25, is a regular in the England Twenty20 side but now has the chance to stake his claim for a place in England's squad...
  • 'Boss' Duncan Fletcher will lead India into World Cup, says MS Dhoni 3 days ago

    Bristol: Ending speculation about coach Duncan Fletcher's role in the five one-dayers against England, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said that the Zimbabwean will stay as "boss" of the team until the 2015 World Cup. After the 1-3 Test debacle, Team India witnessed a major reshuffle on the coaching...
  • India needs high quality governance, says Arun Jaitley 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Observing that India needs to learn from international best practices in governance, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called the corporate sector to utilise opportunities that beckon India's economy. Addressing a function here where he presented the 13th ICSI National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance to Companies and Company...
  • Hope Centre will reconsider decision to cancel talks with Pak: Omar Abdullah 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Terming frequent violations of the ceasefire as a "matter of serious concern", Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday expressed hope that the Centre would reconsider its decision of cancelling talks with Pakistan in order to end the border hostilities. "I hope that there is some rethink...
  • Youth Olympics: Boxer Solanki loses in semis, to play for bronze 4 days ago

    Nanjing: Boxer Gaurav Solanki will fight out for a bronze medal in men's flyweight (52kg) after he lost his semi-final bout against Ping Lyu of China in the second Youth Olympics on Sunday. Solanki lost 0-3 on points to his Chinese opponent and he will take on Muhammad Ali of Great...