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  • We hope to play the World Cup final: MS Dhoni January 15, 2015

    Melbourne: Back at the helm after retiring from Tests, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Thursday that his team will look for an encore when they start their title defence at the World Cup beginning next month. "We would definitely like to repeat our performance from 2011. But the change...
  • EMIs to fall as banks ready to cut interest rates after RBI's surpise move January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Soon your EMIs are going to come down with several banks going ahead with a reduction in their interest rates after the Reserve Bank of India itself cut rates in a surprise inter-meeting move on Thursday. United Bank of India on Thursday said it would cut its base rate...
  • Pakistan-trained terrorists may attack civilian targets during Barack Obama's India tour, says Army January 15, 2015

    Srinagar: Even as the security apparatus in Jammu and Kashmir is fully geared up to neutralise terror groups supported by Pakistan, a top Army commander warned that there are over 200 highly trained terrorists waiting at 36 launch pads in the Pir Panchal range across the border in Pakistan trying...
  • Will India win the tri-series in Australia? Stats say 'No' January 15, 2015

    With all the stats that go on to support India and their performance in the shorter format of the game, the following - across the multi-team ODI series they have played in Australia - will definitely not put the team in good light as the Men in Blue gear up...
  • India unveil new World Cup jersey January 15, 2015

    Melbourne: Nike, the official apparel sponsor of the Cricket Board (BCCI), on Thursday unveiled Indian team's new One-Day International kit which the players will sport in the triangular series in Australia starting from Friday. The Indian cricketers will be seen in their new striking ODI kit when they take the field...
  • RBI surprises by cutting repo rate by 25 basis points, hints lowering rates further January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India cut its repo interest rate by 25 basis points to 7.75 per cent in a surprise move on Thursday, making its first reduction in a year as inflation showed signs of slowing and the government was making efforts to contain the fiscal deficit. The...
  • Snapshot: BCCI unveils new Team India jersey ahead of World Cup January 15, 2015

    The BCCI has unveiled the all new official Team India jersey in Melbourne ahead of the 2015 World Cup. The uniform is a striking contemporary blue, with a textured, premium finish designed to enhance the modern requirements of the game and its players....
  • In pics: Saluting bravery of the valiant soldiers at Army Day 2015 celebrations January 15, 2015

    The Indian Army on Thursday celebrated Army Day in New Delhi. Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag paid a tribute to the martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti instituted at India Gate in the national capital before heading toward the ceremony. ...
  • Goa to host India Beach Fashion Week 2015 January 15, 2015

    Candolim: Goa is all set to witness the first edition of Gionee Smartphones India Beach Fashion Week (IBFW) 2015, a three-day event dedicated to resort, swim, beach and cruise clothing along with a day dedicated to destination bridal wear. It will begin Feb 5. "Our core team has pooled their vast...
  • Indians lack nuanced skills of Test cricket January 15, 2015

    A debate is raging whether India's young skipper Virat Kohli should have shared the Man-of-the-Series award Down Under with his Australian counterpart Steven Smith at the end of the four-match Test series. Another point being discussed is why India keep failing overseas even after the batsmen give them 400-plus scores in...
  • US federal court dismisses lawsuit against PM Modi in connection with 2002 Gujarat riots January 15, 2015

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not have to face a US lawsuit claiming he failed to stop anti-Muslim rioting in 2002, a federal judge in New York ruled on Wednesday. US District Judge Analisa Torres upheld the US Department of State's determination that Modi is entitled to immunity as a...
  • Umar Akmal confident of Pakistan's World Cup win over India January 14, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal on Wednesday said all the players have high hopes about the performance in their World Cup opener against India Feb 15 in Adelaide. "We will try to perform our best against India. If we continue with the same form we are sure to emerge victorious," Umar...
  • Wish India had someone like a Zaheer Khan at the World Cup: Munaf Patel January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Munaf Patel is reliving the moments that culminated in India's 2011 World Cup triumph but while doing so he also fears that the lack of a bowling spearhead like Zaheer Khan and an inexperienced attack might dent the team's chances of defending the title Down Under. Patel, a two-time...
  • Corporate fraud in India rose 45 per cent last 2 years: Study January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Corporate frauds rose by over 45 per cent in India in the last two years and the lurking risk has been dissuading global companies from investing in India, said a study. Corporate frauds arose out of corruption, money laundering, tax evasion, window dressing, financial reporting fraud and bribery...
  • The Unquiet Ones: Context sets the tone in Osman Samiuddin's chronicle of Pakistan and its cricket January 14, 2015

    Most accounts of Pakistan cricket for the average Indian cricket fan, who also loves reading about the sport, have oscillated between the hackneyed and the perverse, from the misguided to the contemptuous, some even hinging heavily on being patronizing. Cliched attributes made famous in the years gone by like "cornered...
  • Tight schedule for Barack Obama during India visit January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama will have a tight schedule during his three-day visit starting January 25, as he will hold talks with top leadership on ways to make progress on key issues like defence and civil nuclear agreement and attend the Republic Day celebrations as the Chief Guest,...
  • 25,000 students from UK to come for studies in India January 14, 2015

    Patna: Expanding Indo-British partnership in education sector for mutual benefits, as many as 25,000 students from the United Kingdom will come to India to study in the Indian universities over the next five year, a senior British High Commission official said on Wednesday. The British Council has devised a project called...
  • India are light years ahead of England in ODIs: Bob Willis January 14, 2015

    London: Former England fast bowler Bob Willis said that the Indians were light years ahead of their present English counterparts in One-Day Internationals (ODIs), and added that the limited overs game has changed beyond recognition. "Indian players are getting individual scores of 200 plus in one-day games now and there are...
  • Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka meets PM Modi; commits $250 million for innovation in India January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and disclosed that his company will spend USD 250 million (over Rs 1,500 crore) to fund innovations in software and services in India. The chief of India's second largest IT services firm also discussed with Modi ways in...
  • Australia's Punjab-connect Gurinder Sandhu eager to dominate India January 14, 2015

    Gurinder Sandhu's dream of intimidating the Indian batsman with his pace is on the verge of coming true as the India-origin pacer is all set to don the Australian green and gold in the upcoming tri-series. After an impressive stint in the Big Bash League, Sandhu, who bowls at a...
  • Amitabh Bachchan gets Social Media Person of the Year award January 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, an active blogger and user of different social networks, has been named the Social Media Person of the Year, by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). The event is still due to happen in the capital, but since Big B won't be able to make...
  • You can get a US Green card in less than a year January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The last year marked the first year in the 24 years of the EB-5 Program that saw the number of applications crossing the 10,000 per annum quota. With over $5 billion raised in 2014, creating and supporting more than 100,000 US Jobs, the Program is gaining fast popularity...
  • India will catch up with China's growth rate in 2016-17: World Bank January 14, 2015

    Washington: India will catch up with China's growth at 7 per cent in the year 2016-17, the World Bank has forecast, saying India's economy has recovered in the wake of the economic reform measures taken by the new Indian government, falling oil prices and lower interest rates. "India will catch up...
  • Fishermen murder case: SC grants three months time to Italian marines to return to India January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended the time for Italian marines by three months to return to India. The two Italian marines are accued of fisherman murder in Kerela. Earlier in December 2014, the apex court had rejected a plea by Italian marine to extend his stay in Italy. Under...
  • Race for ODI top spot heats up with Tri-Series and World Cup January 14, 2015

    Australia and India will have the chance to put daylight between one another at the top of the Reliance ODI Team Rankings, when they compete alongside England in a tri-series, which starts in Sydney on Friday. Friday's opening clash at the SCG will see Australia host England with Michael Clarke's men...
  • Form guide of 2015 World Cup participants January 14, 2015

    Sydney: The 2015 World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29 where India will be the defending champions in the 14-nation tournament. One month out from the start, AFP Sports updates the current form and prospects of the competing teams: Pool A Afghanistan - Afghanistan's main...
  • Virat Kohli must have say in new coach selection: Dean Jones January 14, 2015

    Melbourne: Former Australia batsman Dean Jones believes Test skipper Virat Kohli must have a say in the selection of the new India coach which will be decided after the cricket World Cup starting next month. Incumbent India coach Duncan Fletcher's contract with the BCCI expires after the World Cup that will...
  • 'MasterChef India' host Vikas Khanna approached by Hollywood for a biopic on his journey from Amritsar to the US January 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Award-winning Michelin-starred Indian chef Vikas Khanna has been approached by a Hollywood studio to make a biopic on his inspiring journey from Amritsar to the US. Officials of the studio are said to have already paid a visit to Amritsar to do a recce of where Khanna grew up. "Yes, it's...
  • India will give a befitting reply to end Pakistan proxy war, says Manohar Parrikar January 14, 2015

    Lucknow: Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar sent a tough message to Pakistan and said if Islamabad does not end its proxy war, then India will give a befitting reply and added that results of counter-operations will be visible in next six months. Parrikar said, "We want peace with Pakistan but they cannot...
  • Tri-series: India, Australia, England begin World Cup preps January 14, 2015

    We have almost had everything in the last month and half, starting with the untimely demise of Phillip Hughes to Mahendra Singh Dhoni calling it a day in the longer format of the game. Cricket completed a full circle of life as the Test series ended with emergence of a...