INDIA

  • Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket: Rahul Dravid 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Batting on a different wicket as member of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOP) initiated by the Ministry of Sports to increase India's medal tally, former captain Rahul Dravid said that Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket and vice versa. "Sport is sport and performance at elite...
  • Duleep Trophy Final: Talented Central zone take on South 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A talented Central Zone team led by Piyush Chawla is aiming to come out firing all cylinders when it squares off with an equally combative South Zone side in the final of the Duleep Trophy, starting here on Wednesday. While South Zone crushed East by an innings and 118...
  • After an amazing 2014, Sania Mirza targets number one spot 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: Having ended a successful year with victory in the WTA Tour Finals, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza has set her sights on becoming the doubles world number one next season. "That's pretty amazing. People expect that much of me and wish so much for me. Like I said, I am...
  • I can play as a batsman while Wriddhiman is a pure keeper: Naman Ojha 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Naman Ojha is certainly back in the national selection committee's radar after four centuries in his last five first-class innings, including two double hundreds but he rules out any competition with Wriddhiman Saha for the second wicketkeeper's slot in the Indian team. "I don't think I am competing with...
  • Marlon Samuels maintains he wasn't in favour of pullout from India tour 2 days ago

    Jamaica: All is not well between West Indies ODI captain Dwayne Bravo and Marlon Samuels with the middle order batsman yet again insisting that he was not a part of the decision to abandon the tour of India, and said he was in favour of solving the problem after finishing...
  • Virat Kohli slips to No. 3 in ODI batsmen's rankings 2 days ago

    Dubai: Virat Kohli has slipped a rung but is still the best-placed Indian batsman at third position in the latest ICC ODI batsmen's rankings list released on Tuesday. Kohli, who has lost a place following South African Hashim Amla's upward movement, will have a chance to climb up the ladder once...
  • India and Vietnam sign seven agreements to strenghten ties 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Seeking closer ties with Vietnam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung signed seven agreements on Tuesday. "India and Vietnam have close ancient, spiritual and cultural bond. Both of us believe in maintaining peace and prosperity in the region," Modi said. India has agreed to...
  • Watch: Japanese telecom giant Softbank to invest 3,762 crore in Snapdeal 2 days ago

    E-commerce site Snapdeal on Tuesday said that Japanese telecom giant Softbank will invest more than 3,700 crores in the company. This is the largest investment made by a single investor in an e-commerce company in India. Snapdeal will use the investments to make acquisitions in the coming few months specifically...
  • Will captaincy weigh on just back-in-form Virat Kohli? 2 days ago

    Once again Virat Kohli is at the helm of Team India. Once again he will be under the 'captaincy' pressure. And once again it will be a test for India's first-in-line to throne to sustain his recently-gained form against the West Indies after a long lean slump. India decided to rest...
  • 'LOL, should we order milk for you?': 12 problems every teetotaller goes through every weekend while partying with friends 2 days ago

    Do awkward silences and surprised expressions usually follow when you tell your friends you don't drink? Of course, not consuming alcohol is a good habit. But one might think otherwise when you enter a party that serves no non-alcoholic drinks.For a teetotaller every party is about gorging on food and...
  • Indian-Americans launch campaign for Diwali postage stamp 2 days ago

    Washington: Indian-American community in the US has launched a campaign demanding a postage stamp on Diwali festival by 2014, saying it is the only major festival on which US Postal Service has not issued a stamp. Indiaspora, an organisation of influential Indian-Americans, has launched a website, urging the community members to...
  • Organisers confident West Indies will be at World Cup 3 days ago

    Organisers are confident West Indies will take part at the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year despite the crisis caused by their withdrawal from the tour of India earlier this month. West Indies, who won the first two World Cup tournaments in 1975 and 1979 and reached...
  • Simplify procedures for movement of professionals: India 3 days ago

    United Nations: India has highlighted the "urgent need" for simplification of procedures for movement of professionals across nations, saying that such liberalisation would help match the demand for specialists in developed countries with availability of talent in developing nations. Noting that a globalised world has entailed that international community does "not...
  • India ranks 114 out of 142 nations on World Economic Forum's Gender Gap Report 3 days ago

    New York: India has performed poorly in removing gender-based disparities, ranking 114 out of 142 countries in World Economic Forum's 2014 gender gap index, scoring below average on parameters like economic participation, educational attainment and health and survival. India's slipped 13 spots from its 2013's ranking of 101 on the Gender...
  • David Cameron invites Modi to Britain, says won't interfere in the Kashmir issue 3 days ago

    London: Britain is keen to host Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said its PM David Cameron in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN. Cameron who was amongst the first world leaders to congratulate Modi on his historic win in the Lok Sabha elections said that he had an open invitation to visit...
  • Will we ever find out names of political beneficiaries? In the black money debate? 3 days ago

    The central government on Monday revealed the names of three people who have black money stashed abroad in its affidavit to the Supreme Court. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 3 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • UNICEF warns India against polio risk as cases rise in Pakistan 3 days ago

    New Delhi: "Polio virus doesn't need any visa to cross border," UNICEF warned polio-free India as the number of cases of the paralysing disease reached an alarming high in Pakistan. The UN agency's warning came months after World Health Organisation (WHO) declared India polio-free and Pakistan recently recorded its 200th...
  • India should refrain from complicating boundary issue: China 3 days ago

    Beijing: With India announcing the construction of 54 new border posts in Arunachal Pradesh, China on Monday cautioned India to refrain from taking any action that may "complicate or exaggerate" the boundary issue. "China's position on China-India boundary question is consistent and clear. We are committed to finding a solution to...
  • Adille Sumariwala slams AIBA, says it has no jurisdiction to ban him 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India's Asian Games Chef-de-Mission Adille Sumariwala on Monday slammed the AIBA for provisionally suspending him in Sarita Devi episode, saying that the boxing world body has gone beyond its "jurisdiction". Sumariwala said that he was not at all concerned with the provisional suspension handed out to him by the...
  • Aussie batsmen need more practice playing spin: Dean Jones 3 days ago

    Sydney: Former Australia batsman Dean Jones has called for a radical shift in the way Australian batsmen play spin after yet another humiliating Test defeat in Asia, suggesting that they practice facing spin bowling without pads to teach them to play with their bat in front of their leg. Pakistan beat...
  • Sorry, we're not interested, says SC dismissing Nalini's plea in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the plea of S Nalini, undergoing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, challenging the law mandating the Centre's approval for her release and that of six other convicts. "Sorry, we are not interested," a bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu...
  • Boxing India requests AIBA to be lenient on Sarita Devi 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Requesting the International Boxing Association to revoke the provisional suspension on L Sarita Devi, Boxing India President Sandeep Jajodia on Monday said her unconditional apology and her impeccable past disciplinary record would form the crux of her defence in front of the world body. Sarita has been provisionally suspended...
  • Photos: These 9 posters brilliantly use brand taglines to showcase the social issues India is battling 3 days ago

    India is battling with a number of social evils from crimes against women to corruption. There are several other issues that irk the common man. While deforestation is driving the dwindling wildlife to the cities, the lack of civic sense is evident from all the betel-stained walls you see on...
  • Mark Zuckerberg in a sherwani, Princess Diana in a salwar kameez: 20 photos of foreign celebrities who looked stunning in traditional Indian attire 3 days ago

    Supermodel Naomi Campbell may have donned several looks in her entire career but her appearance in gorgeous Indian saris always makes heads turn. There are many other Hollywood celebrities, sportspersons and politicians who have carried the Indian look surprisingly well.The Williams sisters have won a number of tournaments across the...
  • Injured Mohammed Shami out of Sri Lanka ODIs, replaced by Dhawal Kulkarni 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian medium-pacer Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka starting November 2 due to an injury. Maharashtra medium-pacer Dhawal Kulkarni has replaced Shami in the 15-member Indian squad to be led by Virat Kohli, which has been announced for the first three...
  • 'My mother-in-law is hospitalised, I'll leave early': 10 excuses to escape work on a Monday morning after the Diwali long weekend 4 days ago

    It takes a long time to shake off the hangover that comes with a long weekend. Every working individual can write essays on how Monday mornings are the worst few hours in a week and could even scrap the concept of Monday altogether. However, all of us still turn up...
  • India drop, Pakistan rise in ICC Test rankings 4 days ago

    Dubai: India are all set to drop a rung to sixth in the ICC Test rankings, replaced by arch-rivals Pakistan in the fifth position after Misbah-ul-Haq's men took a 1-0 lead in the ongoing series against Australia. "Pakistan's victory in the Dubai Test has not only ensured that it will move...
  • Modi congratulates Sania for WTA Finals triumph 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Congratulated tennis ace Sania Mirza for winning the season-ending WTA Finals women's doubles title, calling it a "proud accomplishment". "Congratulations to @MirzaSania for the victory in WTA finals. This is yet another proud accomplishment!" Modi tweeted. Sania was quick to thank...
  • Para-swimmer Sharath breaks PT Usha's 28-year record at Asian Games 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Para-swimmer Sharath Gayakwad scripted history at the Asian Para-Games in Incheon, South Korea, by winning six medals to go past sprint legend PT Usha's record of most medals by an Indian in a multi-discipline event. "London 2012 Paralympian swimmer Sharath Gayakwad created history at the 2014 Asian Para Games...