India

  • Arrest of SL national points to failure of intelligence agencies, says former minister GK Vasan 2 days ago

    Kumbakonam: The arrest of a Sri Lankan national in Chennai for allegedly spying for Pakistan pointed to the 'failure' of the central and state intelligence agencies and they should coordinate with Coast Guard and police for effective vigil, former Union minister GK Vasan said on Monday. "The Sri Lankan national's arrest...
  • Chinese President Xi's visit will strengthen ties: PM Modi; talks of Buddhism bond 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that he was looking forward to welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping in Ahmedabad on September 17 and was sure that his visit will strengthen ties between India and China, which share a strong bond of Buddhism. Ahead of Xi's visit, Modi...
  • DoT pushing to finish broadband project roll out by March 2016 2 days ago

    New Delhi: After missing several deadlines, the National Optical Fibre Network project, which aims to link 2.5 lakh village panchayats, may finally be ready by a year in advance at the instance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who wants it rolled out in early 2016. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had...
  • Chinese civilians intrude into Ladakh area 2 days ago

    Leh/New Delhi: Ahead of President Xi Jinping's visit, Chinese civilians in government vehicles have entered Indian territory in Demchok in Ladakh and are preventing locals from working on an irrigation project there. The Indian government sought to downplay the reports while maintaining that the boundary question would be discussed with...
  • Shipping Minister revives plans to upgrade Iran's Chabahar Port 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Shipping Ministry is reviving an old agreement with Iran for modernisation of Chabahar Port for faster import of natural gas, urea and fertiliser, and a Cabinet note in this regard will be floated soon. "The NDA government under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee had signed an agreement...
  • SAI misplaces hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr's priceless possessions 2 days ago

    Chandigarh: Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr has claimed that Sports Authority of India has misplaced his priceless memoribilia, which inculdes his Olympic blazer, medals and rare pictures he had donated to SAI in 1985. The tripple Olympic gold medallist said that he had donated his collection to A S Talwar, the...
  • No question of demolishing Ram Sethu, says Nitin Gadkari 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday asserted that Ram Sethu structure will not be demolished for the construction of Sethusamudram shipping canal project. "There is no question of demolition of the Ram Sethu," he said in a press conference to mark the NDA-led...
  • Indian workers in Singapore tour ICGS Samudra Paheredar 2 days ago

    Singapore: Twenty-eight Indians working got a guided tour of a coast guard ship "Samudra Paheredar" as part of an outreach programme by the Indian mission. "The visit to the was part of the outreach programme of the High Commission of India," Ramesh Chaturvedi, Attache Welfare for the...
  • CLT20 ideal preparation before India tour, says Ravi Rampaul 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Senior West Indies pacer Ravi Rampaul feels that playing for Barbados Tridents in the ongoing Champions League T20 in India will help him "boost his confidence" ahead of the five-match ODI series against the hosts, starting in another three weeks time. "It would be good for me because I...
  • India, Vietnam sign seven pacts; call for 'freedom' of navigation 2 days ago

    Hanoi: Strategically important oil and gas cooperation and extension of a USD 100 million credit by India for defence purchases are among the seven pacts inked between India and Vietnam as they called for "freedom" of navigation in the South China Sea, a remark that could irk China which has...
  • Efforts on to acquire Ambedkar's London home 2 days ago

    London: India may acquire the Rs 40-crore residential property where Dr B R Ambedkar lived during the 1920s and convert it into a memorial to the crusader for social justice, a social organsation on Monday said. The initiative to acquire the 2,050 sq ft property on King Henry's Road, currently on...
  • Asian Games football: India thrashed 0-5 by UAE in their opening match 2 days ago

    New Delhi: An unimpressive display by India men's football contingent saw them surrender without a fight to United Arab Emirates as they went down 0-5 in their opening Group G match of in the Asian Games in Incheon. The winners, who scored the first three goals within 20 minutes, led 3-0...
  • Davis Cup: Pressure was high but proud to win it for Serbia, says Krajinovic 2 days ago

    Bangalore: A sleepless night following rain-induced suspension of play and overnight change of schedules seemed to have done little to dampen Filip Krajinovic who won the decisive fifth rubber to help Serbia beat India 3-2 in their Davis Cup World Group playoff here Monday afternoon. The match was halted Sunday night...
  • Ford India launches refreshed Figo at Rs 3.87 lakh onwards 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Ford launched a refreshed version of its compact car Ford Figo priced up to Rs Rs 6.09 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) ahead of the upcoming festival season. The refreshed Ford Figo will be available at Rs 3.87 lakh to Rs 5.14 lakh for petrol variant and Rs 4.83 lakh to...
  • Former CAG Vinod Rai refutes rumours of joining politics, says it's not his cup of tea Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former comptroller and auditor general Vinod Rai on Monday refuted all rumours of his political ambitions. The remarks came after Rai's upcoming book 'Not Just An Accountant' accused former prime minister Manmohan Singh of not taking stand against corruption. He said, "I sincerly believe politics is a good profession...
  • What the 'peaceful rise of China' means for India Yesterday

    The visit of the Chinese President Xi Jiping provides an appropriate occasion for doing a reality check on what the supposedly 'peaceful rise of China' means for India; for it is in the climate of hope and excitement about India-China relations generated by such events that the counter-narrative of skepticism...
  • Hockey: India pooled with Germany, Netherlands in Champions Trophy 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian hockey team has been drawn in a tough group alongside Olympic champion Germany and World Cup runner-up the Netherlands among others for the Champions Trophy to be held in Bhubaneswar from December 6-14. Placed in pool B, India will also have 2014 World Cup bronze medallist Argentina...
  • India lose 2-3 against Serbia in Davis Cup World Group play-off 2 days ago

    Bangalore: Champions in 2010 and runners-up last year Serbia regained their Davis Cup World Group spot when they completed a 3-2 win over India in the play-off on Monday. Filip Kranjinovic won the second reverse singles that was halted Sunday night due to rain, against Yuki Bhambri 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. It took...
  • August WPI inflation dips to 3.74 pc, lowest in 5 years 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Declining prices of vegetable and other food articles pulled down wholesale inflation sharply to 3.74 per cent in August to a nearly five-year low. The inflation measured on Wholesale Price Index (WPI) was at 5.19 per cent in July and 6.99 per cent in...
  • With eye on China, India all set to develop roads and military facilities along the disputed border 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India has eased restrictions on building roads and military facilities along its disputed border with China, as the new government seeks to close the gap on its neighbour's superior transport network and take a stronger stance on Beijing. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that he had relaxed environmental rules...
  • Marin Cilic leads Croatia to Davis Cup playoff win, Spain out 2 days ago

    Marin Cilic completed a dream week by steering Croatia into the Davis Cup World Group on Sunday but Spain found themselves out in the wilderness after crashing to defeat in Brazil. Less than a week after winning the US Open, Cilic snatched the crucial fifth rubber of Croatia's World Group playoff...
  • Is the Hockey India League losing its financial viability? 2 days ago

    Two hasty announcements have followed the pull-out of Ranchi Rhinos from the Hockey India League (HIL) last week. The quick introduction of Pune and the change in ownership of Mumbai, all in a matter of 24 hours by Hockey India following Ranchi's pull-out, wear the look of damage control for...
  • Five months from World Cup, India favourites to defend title 2 days ago

    After what at one stage earlier this month looked like a vast game of musical chairs, reigning champions India ended up topping the world rankings when the five-month countdown to the 2015 World Cup started on Sunday. With just three rating points separating the top four nations, however, the 11th version...
  • China on track to develop Indian Railways as President Xi heads to South Asia 2 days ago

    New Delhi/Beijing: China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May. The leaders of Asia's three biggest economies - China, India...
  • Davis Cup: Dusan Lajovic blames 'fatigue' for the loss against Somdev 2 days ago

    Speaking on how tough was it to play Somdev, who drops the ball deep on his returns, Dusan said the Indian played his usual game and he tried to ape which done him in. "Its the thing about Davis Cup. It complicates things. Som played his usual game on the slow...
  • CLT20: Bowlers to be blamed for defeat, says Lahore Lions skipper 2 days ago

    Raipur: Lahore Lions skipper Mohammad Hafeez blamed his bowlers for his team's crushing 72-run defeat against Northern Knights in their second qualifying match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Sunday. "The decision of electing to field was right because the pitch was helping the seamers. We didn't bowl well. We as...
  • Davis Cup: Doubles win by Paes and Bopanna inspired me, says Somdev 2 days ago

    Bangalore: The doubles win by Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna that kept India in the reckoning was a huge source of inspiration, Somdev Devvarman said on Sunday after he won a five-set battle against Serbia's Dusan Lajovic to tie the rubber in the Davis Cup World Group playoff here. "Of course,...
  • Asian Games football: Coach hails Indian girls terrific show 2 days ago

    Incheon: Chief coach Tarun Roy lauded his girls as the Indian football team started their Asian Games campaign with a 15-0 thrashing of thee Maldives in Group A on Sunday. "The first match of any tournament is of immense importance. It invariably sets the tone for the rest of the competition...
  • Watch: India International Dance Congress 2014 2 days ago

    Indian International Dance Congress brings together passionate dancers from across the world on one platform. ...