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  • Government can put 15,000 CCTVs for Barack Obama but not for Indians, says Delhi HC January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Friday chided the government for installing 15,000 CCTV cameras within weeks for US President Barack Obama's upcoming visit, but failing to act fast when it comes to meet the needs of the citizens. So "let's get someone from outer space," a bench of justices Badar...
  • India and US agree to collaborate on Digital India initiative January 17, 2015

    Washington: India and the US have agreed to collaborate on implementing the ambitious Digital India initiative ahead of American President Barack Obama's Republic day visit to New Delhi. During the two-day meeting of the US-India Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Working Group, the Indian delegation led by RS Sharma, Information...
  • India firm favourites to defend World Cup title: Sourav Ganguly January 16, 2015

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday said India would be firm favourites to defend their World Cup title in Australia and New Zealand next month. "India have a very good chance of winning the World Cup. I'm not saying this just because there's media. I think whenever you play one-day...
  • Why 2015 will be defining year for India January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: If there were an annual prize for the "World's Most Hopeful Economy," it would likely go to India. After years of disappointing returns, the world's largest democracy rediscovered vigor in 2014. Stocks rose by a third; foreign investment grew by a quarter; the economy at one stage expanded...
  • CSR mushrooming the minds of Indian youngsters January 16, 2015

    Corporate Social Responsibility in India is now a robust and thriving sector and has definitely touched a new high, in the wake of the recent law implemented for Indian corporates as well as foreign investors. The roots of CSR lie in philanthropic activities, which encompass a long list of activities...
  • Beant Singh's assassin deported to India January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: On the run for over 10 years, Sikh militant Jagtar Singh Tara, convicted for life in the then Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh's assassination, has been deported by Thailand. Tara, a Babbar Khalsa International militant had escaped from the high-security Burail prison in Chandigarh in 2004 and was absconding...
  • I shall return: Sreesanth January 16, 2015

    New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: Former India fast bowler S Sreesanth, who is currently facing trial for spot fixing in a Delhi court, is certain that he will return to full-fledged cricket. The temperamental speedster was arrested on charges of alleged spot fixing while playing for Rajasthan Royals in the 2013 Indian Premier League...
  • SpiceJet's new owners plan to cut fleet, shrink network: Sources January 16, 2015

    Singapore: The prospective owners of low-cost carrier SpiceJet Ltd plan to cut the airline's fleet, shrink its network and return to a "plain vanilla" business model to achieve profitability, two people close to the investors said. Their plans include culling the 15 Bombardier Q400 regional aircraft from the airline's fleet and...
  • MS Dhoni in focus as India return to ODI grind January 16, 2015

    Melbourne: After a fielding-only drill, the Indian cricket team returned to the grind on Friday with an intense net session here, continuing their build-up towards the ODI-leg of their Australian tour. The Men in Blue will take on the hosts in their first match of the tri-series on Sunday and ahead...
  • For Duncan Fletcher, India on course to defend World Cup January 16, 2015

    If India can win the Champions Trophy in England, then why not the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand: that's precisely what adds conviction to India coach Duncan Fletcher's belief that his boys can defend the Cup they won at home four years ago. India, despite being up and...
  • US team seeks closure of Central Delhi, Delhi-Agra Highway during President Obama's visit January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The advance team of US secret service has sought the closure of Central Delhi and Delhi-Agra Highway for three days during President Barack Obama's visit to India. The President will be in India from January 25-27. The demand was made by advance team of US secret service which met...
  • Answered! Why is Stuart Binny in India's World Cup squad? January 16, 2015

    Why is Stuart Binny in India's World Cup squad? The answer to this most-asked question over the past fortnight is here. Binny's name in BCCI's final 15 for its World Cup defence made as much noise as Yuvraj Singh's exclusion. For some, Robin Uthappa would have been a better choice, but...
  • Stephen Constantine appointed Indian football team head coach January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Thursday confirmed the appointment of Stephen Constantine as the head coach of the national team. "Constantine will also be in charge of the India Under-23 national team. He is expected to take charge from the first week of February, 2015," AIFF said in...
  • New Team India jersey will erase distractions: MS Dhoni January 16, 2015

    Melbourne: Team India's new jersey launched exactly a month before their World Cup campaign starts in Australia, has become an instant hit with the players. ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the lightweight uniform will help the players focus better during the heat of battle on the field. The kit combines...
  • J&K: Top LeT commander from Pakistan arrested in Sopore January 16, 2015

    Srinagar: A top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander has been arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police in Sopore town of Baramulla district. The arrested terrorist who has been identified as a Pakistani national is being interrogated by the police. Earlier in the week, another top LeT terrorist was killed in a six-hour-long gunbattle with...
  • Will Kiran Bedi prove to be the gamechanger in Delhi polls? January 15, 2015

    Former cop and former team Anna member Kiran Bedi on Thursday joined BJP and will contest the February 7 Delhi Assembly polls, a move seen as the party's effort to contain Aam Aadmi Party in the national capital. The 65-year old former IPS officer was inducted into the party fold...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 15, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Kiran Bedi joins BJP, to contest Delhi Assembly elections January 15, 2015

    The BJPs mission Delhi got a shot in the arm, when former top cop and once close Anna aide Kiran Bedi joined the party on Thursday. Kiran Bedi who may well be the face of the BJP will be pitted against her one time collegue Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam...
  • Team India will at least reach semis of the World Cup: John Wright January 15, 2015

    India's former coach also told CNN-IBN that Virender Sehwag is a great player but has been off-colour for a while and Yuvraj Singh was unlucky to miss out on WC 2015 berth. ...
  • Pakistan will beat India in World Cup, says Younis Khan January 15, 2015

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan feels that this year's ODI World Cup will provide the country's cricketers another opportunity to break the jinx of having never beaten India in the quadrennial event. "History is there to be changed and my feeling is this time we can change it and win...
  • India well prepared to thwart possible terror attack: Manohar Parrikar January 15, 2015

    New Delhi/Nagrota: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said India is "well prepared" to thwart any possible terror attack in the backdrop of intelligence inputs that strikes could be carried out on "soft targets" in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit in January. "They (terrorists) may try...
  • Service Tax dept demands Rs 536 crore, BCCI takes legal route January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The BCCI is locked in a legal battle with the Service Tax department, which has demanded an amount of Rs 536 crore (approx) as taxes on cricket board's earnings from royalty and media rights in the last one decade. The ST department has served the richest cricket body in...
  • Air India crew likely to be questioned in Sunanda Pushkar death case January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Air India crew, which flew Shashi Tharoor and Sunanda Pushkar two days before the latter's death, is likely to be questioned by the Special Investigation Team (SIT). The couple had a tiff on the flight on January 15. Delhi Police officials are getting crew details and passenger list for...
  • 'Matlab you are a feminist?' The best dating advice from the Indian Twitterati January 15, 2015

    Good dates are just so overrated. Wake up from the monotony of perfect dates and spice things up - by ruining it! We discovered yesterday, on Twitter just how good everyone is at ruining dates. From gotras, to pet preference, almost anything can ruin your date if you have it...
  • India, Pakistan will be under less pressure playing early in World Cup January 15, 2015

    No cricketing contest can ever match the thrill and excitement of what a Pakistan versus India contest offers. It is the mother of all matches. Whether it's a one-sided game or a nail-biting finish, people from both countries get involved so much that sometimes it is just not cricket! Whenever or...
  • Project Milaap lights the lives of tribal comminities in India January 15, 2015

    Tribal communities in one of the most remote and inaccessible forests in India were lifted out of the darkness and given hope for a better future. In July 2014, a micro-lending platform called Milaap partnered with the Mlinda Foundation to install affordable, community-owned solar micro-grids in tribal villages. In the few short...
  • CEO roundtable with Modi, visit to Agra, among Obama's key engagements during India visit January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: While the final itinerary for his visit is not yet clear, a rough draft of US President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to India has been cleared. The US President is likely to visit India from the January 25 to the January 27. An advance team from the US...
  • HIL: Ashley Jackson to lead Ranchi Rays, Harendra Singh named head coach January 15, 2015

    Ranchi: Ranchi Rays on Thursday named Englishman Ashley Jackson as their captain and former India coach Harendra Singh as their coach for the Hockey India League starting January 22. Jackson was part of the England squad that won bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games last year. Ranchi Rays also announced the coaching...
  • MS Dhoni keeps mum on shock Test retirement January 15, 2015

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not elaborate on Thursday about his sudden retirement from Test cricket, ahead of leading India in the one-day international tri-series against Australia and England. The 33-year-old stunned the cricket world - and a completely unaware India team - when he announced his immediate Test retirement after the...
  • India vs Pakistan: Adelaide Oval's spectator 'code of conduct' for World Cup January 15, 2015

    Just on its second day, the 2015 ICC World Cup will host the most high-profile clash of the event between India and Pakistan, but with the excitement, cricket's biggest rivalry also brings with it a headache for the organisers as emotions threaten to take over both on the field and...