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  • Asian Games 2014, Day 10: India climb up the medals tally with athletics, tennis gold 2 days ago

    India had to wait until the fag end of day ten of competition at the Incheon Asian Games for their fifth and sixth gold medals of the event, which were provided by discus-thrower Seema Punia and the tennis mixed doubles team of Sania Mirza and Saketh Sai Myneni - after...
  • Asian Games Tennis: Sania and Saketh grab mixed doubles gold 2 days ago

    Incheon: Sania Mirza and Saketh Myneni combined well to clinch gold medal in the mixed doubles event as India's tennis campaign at the Asian Games concluded with a rich haul of five medals at the Asian Games, on Monday. The second seeds overwhelmed the top-seeded Chinese Taipei pair of Hao Ching...
  • Watch: Viewers react to PM Modi's Madison Square Garden speech 2 days ago

    Addressing over 20,000 Non Resident Indians and Persons of Indian Origin community at New York's Madison Square Ground, Prime Minister Narendra Modi affirmed that India will move ahead at a rapid pace and lead the 21st Century world. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks to rate the...
  • Kerala Blasters' yellow jersey stands for determination and faith, says Sachin 2 days ago

    At the jersey launch of Kerala Blasters', Sachin Tendulakar said the yellow color stands for determination and faith. ...
  • ISL: Identify talent at young age, says Sachin Tendulkar 2 days ago

    Kochi: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Monday rued the absence of a system to identify and nurture talent early in India, saying they are spotted only in their later years, by which time it was too late for them to compete in international level. "I feel in many countries, talents...
  • Asian Games 2014: Seema Punia wins gold in discus throw 2 days ago

    India's discus thrower Seema Punia won the gold medal while her compatriot Krishna Poonia finished fourth in the 17th Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium on Monday. ...
  • Harsh Vardhan wants medical, dental councils transformed 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday promised a "radical" transformation in regulatory bodies like the medical and the dental councils of India. Addressing a press conference on the 100 days' working of the health ministry, he said: "We want to take transparency to the highest level. About medical and...
  • Malnutrition, related diseases a major issue in India: Harsh Vardhan 2 days ago

    Jaipur: Malnutrition and related diseases is a very serious issue in 184 deprived districts across the country and the Centre will launch a campaign to check it, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said. "The government is very serious and sensitive on pre-mature deaths due to malnutrition, especially in 184...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Indian women lose to South Korea in semifinal 2 days ago

    Incheon: Indian women's hockey team put up a determined effort before going down to a superior South Korean outfit by 1-3 margin in the semi-final of the 17th Asian Games on Monday. India will now play in the bronze medal play-off match against Japan, whom China beat 1-0 in the other...
  • Indians to see 10.8 pc salary hike in 2015: Towers Watson 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Employees in India are expected to see a 10.8 per cent salary hike in 2015, even as pay increases across Asia Pacific region are set to rise by an average 7 per cent in the coming year, says a report. According to Towers...
  • Asian Games: Discus thrower Seema Punia wins gold 2 days ago

    Incheon: India's discus thrower Seema Punia won the gold medal while her compatriot Krishna Poonia finished fourth in the 17th Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium on Monday. Chinese Xiaoxin Lu and Jian Tan picked up the silver and bronze, respectively. At the Common Wealth Games held in Glasgow, Seema...
  • No holiday for public officials on Gandhi Jayanti as Centre asks them to take cleanliness pledge 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi-led NDA government on Monday sent a fresh reminder to all its employees about keeping their surroundings clean. Issuing a circular to all public departments and ministries, the government asked them to take an oath on October 2, when the nation celebrates Gandhi Jayanti, to keep...
  • Asian Games Wrestling: Bajrang wins silver, Narsingh bronze 2 days ago

    Incheon: Indian wrestler Bajrang had to remain content with the silver medal after losing his final bout while his compatriot Narsingh Pancham Yadav clinched the bronze in the 17th Asian Games at the Dowon Gymnasium on Monday. Bajrang lost the men's freestyle 61kg final 1-3 to Iranian Masoud Esmaeilpoorjouybari and settled...
  • From snow-capped Ladakh to Araku valley in the Eastern ghats: 10 travel destinations in India that are best experienced on a road trip 2 days ago

    If you need a breath of fresh air, hit the road right away. The best way to see India is by burning rubber on the highway. For those who own a motorbike, a road trip to Ladakh invariably finds it way on top of the list. In case you haven't...
  • Asian Games: Indian men win, women lose in Sepaktakraw 2 days ago

    Incheon: Indian men's Sepaktakraw team registered a comprehensive straight-game win over Brunei and Nepal but their women counterparts sunk against Indonesia in preliminary round matches of the 17th Asian Games here on Monday. The Indian team took just 38 minutes to see off the challenge from Brunei 21-12, 21-15 in men's...
  • Asian Games Hockey: India face Korea test in men's semifinal 2 days ago

    Incheon: Looking to end a 16-year-old gold drought, the Indian men's hockey team faces a tough South Korea test in the semi-finals of the 17th Asian Games on Tuesday. The Sardar Singh-led side came back well after losing a tense third Pool B game against Pakistan 1-2 to put it across...
  • Asian Games: Indians disappoint in canoe and kayak sprint events 2 days ago

    Incheon: The Indian canoe and kayak sprint contingent had a disappointing outing as none of the competitors managed to make a podium finish at the Hanam Misari Canoe/Kayak Center on Monday. The men's 1000 metre canoe double pair of Ajit Kumar Saha and Raju Rawat finished fifth with a timing of...
  • Delhi: Law Minister's surprise visit to post office, seeks explanation behind the mess 2 days ago

    Delhi: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad spearheaded the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India' drive at the postal department offices on Monday. He was seen chiding officers and sought explanation on why post offices in Delhi had not been cleaned. Prasad said, "I picked up the garbage myself today. You...
  • Asian Games: Indian men's kabaddi team thrashes Thailand 2 days ago

    Incheon: Indian men's kabaddi team thrashed Thailand 66-27 in a preliminary Group A match of the 17th Asian Games at the Songdo Global University Gymnasium on Monday. Defending champions, India dominated the match from the start and raced to a 29-15 lead till the first half by ousting 22 Thai players....
  • Asian Games: Winning five medals is good show despite a weak team, says Sania Mirza 2 days ago

    Incheon: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza feels the five medals that the team has managed to grab at the ongoing Asian Games is a pretty good performance given that the country did not come with the best unit possible for the event. "It has been a pretty good week. We (she...
  • Bangladesh appoints Syed Muazzem Ali as new envoy to India 2 days ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Monday appointed veteran diplomat and former foreign secretary Syed Muazzem Ali as its new High Commissioner to India. Ali served as the foreign secretary during the ruling Awami League's previous 1996-2001 tenure. He will succeed Tariq A Karim who is Bangladesh's envoy in India for the past five...
  • Asian Games: Amalraj-Madhurika in mixed doubles table tennis pre-quarters 2 days ago

    Incheon: The Indian mixed doubles table tennis team of Anthony Amalraj and Madhurika Patkar reached pre-quarterfinals of the 17th Asian Games on Monday. Amalraj-Madhurika, who got a bye in the first round, defeated Mongolian pair of Orgil Munkh Batbayar and Enkhjin Barkhas 3-0 (12-10, 11-3, 11-6) in just 13 minutes. Sluggish to...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Failure in semis not an option for India 2 days ago

    The time for talk is over, India to meet South Korea in the first semi-final of Incheon Asian Games. This game and the subsequent grand final (if India go through) are two critical games for Indian hockey and coach Terry Walsh. Failure is not really an option. The Indian line-up has...
  • Modi meets Isarel PM Netanyahu, discusses defence cooperation, West Asia -1361832287 minutes ago

    New York: In a rare meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu and discussed a wide range of issues including defence cooperation and the situation created by the Islamic State (IS) in West Asia. During the 30-minute meeting,...
  • Modi has restored pride in Indians like never before: US journalist 2 days ago

    A US-based journalist gave her point of view about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit. ...
  • Kolkata: Artists from India, US collaborate to give finishing touches to pandal ahead of Durga Puja 2 days ago

    Kolkata: It's that time of the year again when West Bengal is immersed in Durga Puja festivities. At a time when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in the US to strengthen the India-US bilateral ties, a Durga Puja Pandal in South Kolkata has become the venue of art collaboration...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014, Day 10 2 days ago

    (For LIVE updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) On day nine, Yogeshwar Dutt notched up India's fourth gold medal, while Khushbir Kaur became the first woman from the country to win a medal in 20km Race Walking by clinching a silver. Indian men double pair will be eying gold...
  • Watch: PM Modi invites NRIs to take part in 'Make in India' project 3 days ago

    PM Narendra Modi in his speech at Madison Square invites NRIs to take part in the 'Make in India' project. He tells people how one can connect with the 'Make in India' project through a simple tap on their phones and laptops. "You can also connect with us on our...
  • Asian Games 2014: Yogeshwar Dutt wins historic gold in wrestling 3 days ago

    Dutt ended a 28-year gold drought for India in wrestling as he accounted for the country's fourth yellow metal in the 17th Asian Games on Sunday. ...