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  • CWG 2014: Abhinav Bindra, Heena Sidhu look to start with a bang in shooting 3 days ago

    Glasgow: Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra and world number one in women's 10-metre air pistol, Heena Sidhu, are expected to set the tone for the strong Indian shooting team, which begins its campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Friday. The other Indian shooters in action on the second day of...
  • Steve Waugh lauds Ajinkya Rahane after Lord's heroics 4 days ago

    Ajinkya Rahane was without a doubt the stand-out Indian player in the second Test as he scored a brilliant century in the first innings. ...
  • R Ashwin should play the third Test, says Saqlain Mushtaq 4 days ago

    London: Former Pakistan spin bowling legend Saqlain Mushtaq on Thursday joined the chorus for the inclusion of offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the India's playing XI against England for the third Test, starting at Southampton on Sunday. "England had six left-handed batsmen in their eleven. Why aren't they playing R Ashwin? Isn't...
  • If everyone supports Modi, India will become a Hindu nation: Goa minister 4 days ago

    Panaji: Triggering a controversy, Goa minister Deepak Dhavlikar has said, "I am confident that under the leadership of Modiji, India will develop into a Hindu nation. Prime Minister will work in this regard is what I feel," he said. He made the statement on the floor of the Assembly on Thursday....
  • Out-of-form Virat Kohli gets advice from childhood coach 4 days ago

    Coach advises Virat Kohli not to play square off the wicket Virat Kohli's childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has advised his ward to "avoid playing strokes square off the wicket initially" in order to counter the swing, saying it would help him get back to form with a bang. "Virat has six Test...
  • Watch: Is India a racist country? This video shows the ugly truth of how north-east Indians face racism in India 4 days ago

    The rising crimes against students from north-east India in Delhi are shocking. Nido Tania, a young student from Arunachal Pradesh, was brutally attacked and killed by a mob in Lajpat Nagar in January this year. His only fault was that he had a different hairstyle. This week another man from...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Full India schedule 4 days ago

    Badminton Participants (men): P. Kashyap, K Srikanth, RMV Gurusaidutt, Akshay Dewalkar, Pranaav Jerry Chopra Participants (women): PV Sindhu, PC Thulasi, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa Mixed Teams Group Play from 13.30 onwards Hockey 20.30: India vs Canada - women Judo 17.30: Men's 60 kg - Round of 16 onwards - Navjot Chana in action 18.30: Men's 66 kg -...
  • 'Dude, 'Bhai' is the King of Bollywood': 14 types of die-hard Salman Khan fans you have definitely met in your lifetime 4 days ago

    Fans of Salman Khan have stood by the actor at all times. They've supported the actor in times of distress and rejoiced with him every time his movies joined the prestigious '100-crore' club. The star was awarded for being the most talked about actor in India on social media in...
  • As it happened: Commonwealth Games 2014, Day 1 in Glasgow 4 days ago

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Live Updates) The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games will see close to 5000 athletes from 71 nations of the erstwhile British empire compete for the top honours. A total of 261 medal events across 18 sports will be contested over 11 days...
  • China plans railway to India, Nepal borders by 2020 4 days ago

    Beijing: China plans to extend a railway line linking Tibet with the rest of the country to the borders of India, Nepal and Bhutan by 2020 once an extension to a key site in Tibetan Buddhism opens, a state-run newspaper reported on Thursday. China opened the railway to Tibet's capital Lhasa...
  • CWG 2014: India's badminton stars look to better 2010 run 4 days ago

    Glasgow: Despite star shuttler Saina Nehwal's last-minute pull-out, India will look to maintain their impressive run when they begin their campaign with a clash against minnows Ghana in the mixed team event of the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. India had won two gold, one silver and one bronze in...
  • CWG 2014: Indian paddlers will find it tough to better Delhi medal haul 4 days ago

    Glasgow: The Indian table tennis team at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games will find it tough to match the record medal tally of the Delhi edition. India, who won five medals including a gold and silver in Delhi four years ago, begin their challenge with the team championships beginning on Thursday. The Indian...
  • CWG 2014: India's judokas seek glory in Glasgow 4 days ago

    Glasgow: With judo coming back into the Commonwealth Games fold after 12 years, Indian judokas looked a confident lot as they begin their campaign on Thursday, aiming to produce the best-ever performance by the country in the quadrennial event. This is the third time that judo has been in the Commonwealth...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: India's medal-less squash players hope for glory 4 days ago

    Glasgow: The six-member Indian squash team, led by Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal, begins its Commonwealth Games campaign with the singles competition on Thursday, well aware that it has a good chance of winning its first ever medal in the quadrennial event. Though India's best bet for a medal is in...
  • Did you know the Serampore College is nearly 200 years old? 19 oldest Indian universities that are over centuries old 4 days ago

    Centuries ago, Nalanda was the centre of education in India. About 88 km south-east of Patna stood one of the oldest institutes of learning that ran from the fifth century AD to 1197 AD, according to historians. The university attracted students from faraway countries like Tibet, China, Greece, and Iran...
  • Nifty closes above 7800 for first time ever, Sensex ends at record high of 26,271 4 days ago

    Mumbai: The market has ended on high note after a volatile trading session. The Nifty closed above 7800 for first time ever, at 7830.60, up 34.85 points. The Sensex ended at record closing high of 26,271.85 up 124.52 points. About 1502 shares have advanced, 1456 shares declined, and 129 shares...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Analysing India's medal prospects 4 days ago

    The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games 2014 will see close to 5000 athletes from 71 nations of the erstwhile British empire compete for the top honours with superstar sprinter Usain Bolt of Jamaica and middle- and long-distance king Mo Farah of England expected to set the Hampden Park Stadium...
  • Is Mahendra Singh Dhoni planning to quit Test cricket? 4 days ago

    Amid the euphoria of India's elusive win at Lord's in the second Test against England, a statement from skipper MS Dhoni got lost under a stockpile of statistics and Ishant Sharma carols. Dhoni, who once again masterminded a piece of history for India with a Test win at Lord's after 28...
  • India votes in support of UNHRC resolution on Gaza 5 days ago

    Geneva: India along with BRICS countries on Wednesday voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel's offensive on Gaza. India joined Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa to vote for a Palestinian-drafted resolution on "Ensuring Respect for international law in The Occupied...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 5 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Dhoni a far better keeper than he showed at Lord's, says Farokh Engineer 5 days ago

    London: Former Indian wicket-keeping great Farokh Engineer has questioned skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's ploy to stand back against spinner Ravindra Jadeja during the second Test at Lord's. India won by 95 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-Test series against England. "Standing back to Ravindra Jadeja didn't make sense...
  • CWG 2014: India look to open medal account with weightlifting 5 days ago

    Glasgow: India's first medal in the 20th Commonwealth Games is expected to come on Thursday from weightlifting when the competitions begin with the women's 48kg and men's 56kg weight categories, respectively. In both weight categories, the Indians are expected to win medals and Thursday's performance may set the stage for their...
  • My career really took off after ton in Perth in 1992: Tendulkar 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Once again terming it his best Test ton, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday said his career took flight following the knock of 114 on a bouncy WACA track in 1992, adding that the innings against a hostile Australian attack in Perth gave him immense confidence. "One innings that changed...
  • India, Pakistan foreign secretaries to meet in Islamabad 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh will meet her Pakistani counterpart, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, in Islamabad on August 25, following a telephonic conversation of the two diplomats on Tuesday. The meeting holds significance as it comes after an array of ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army across the LoC in...
  • CWG 2014: Indian hockey women eye win against Canada in opener 5 days ago

    Glasgow: With eyes firmly set on a podium finish, Indian women's hockey team would look to make a positive start against a lowly Canada in its opening pool match of the Commonwealth Games, here on Thursday. Going by their present form, the Indian eves have a fair chance of progressing to...
  • CWG 2014: India to lead opening ceremony parade 5 days ago

    Glasgow: India, by the virtue of being the previous hosts, will lead the Commonwealth Games 2014 opening ceremony parade around Celtic Park on Wednesday night. The parade will end with the current host, Team Scotland. At the end of the parade, athletes and team officials will be seated on the field...
  • Sikh players of India's basketball team forced to play without turbans 5 days ago

    At the Asia Cup in China, Amritpal and Amjyot were forced to take off their turbans as FIBA rules don't permit any headgear. ...
  • A unique Hindu mythology-based epic battle-themed strategic card game 'Maha Yodha' is taking the gaming market by storm 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A strategy card game, unique for being based on Hindu mythology, has recently hit the market, capturing the attention of a sizable number of gamers. Maha Yodha, or great warrior, is the name of the card game described by its co-creator, Sagar Shankar, as an "epic battle-themed strategic card...
  • Ashwin should be part of playing XI: Bishen Singh Bedi 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Impressed by India's brilliant showing at Lord's, spin legend Bishen Singh Bedi feels the only trick the team has missed so far in England is not playing Ravichandran Ashwin. "Ideally, Ashwin should have played in the both the games. Again it's not Stuart Binny's fault that he's been thrust...
  • Indian basketball team's Sikh players forced to remove turbans: report 5 days ago

    According to a report in The Times of India, Sikh members of the Indian basketball team - which was part of the FIBA Asia Cup in Wuhan, China - were forced to remove their turbans before stepping on the court during the tournament. The team's two Sikh players - Amritpal...