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  • B-Town stars condemn shooting down of Malaysia Airlines 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities Priyanka Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan, Mahesh Bhatt have expressed anguish over the the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine, calling it "disturbing" and "inhuman". The Malaysia Airlines plane was blown up over Eastern Ukraine by a sophisticated missile believed to be fired by pro-Russia rebels, killing...
  • Nasser Hussain questions English bowling on green pitch 5 days ago

    London: Former England captain Nasser Hussain questioned Alastair Cook's seamers on what he thought was "one of the best day one pitches for bowling" in the second Test, on the opening day, against India at Lord's. Hussain wrote in the Daily Mail that England failed to capitalise in the first and...
  • Indian-origin man, AIDS experts killed in Malaysian plane crash 5 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur/Kiev: An Indian-origin steward and some of the world's top AIDS experts were among the 298 people killed when the Malaysian Airlines jetliner was shot down over Ukraine, authorities said on Friday. The aircraft flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur went down in eastern Ukraine in Donetsk region, with debris...
  • Dipika Pallikal leaves painful past behind for long awaited CWG debut 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Dipika Pallikal had long back taken the chill pill for the fever that forced her out of the the home Commonwealth Games and fours years on, India's top squash player is looking ahead to the Games in Glasgow, where she is aiming for medals in all three categories. Pallikal,...
  • No threat to PM's aircraft: Aviation Minister 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Government on Friday said there was no threat to Air Force One, the aircraft that flew Prime Minister Narendra Modi back from Germany over the airspace where Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down on Thursday. "I think that is speculation .... There was no danger to our PM's aircraft....
  • ICW 2014: Rohit Bal displays his love for ivory 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Ace designer Rohit Bal's romance with the ivory was the highlight of his show at the Indian Couture Week with models sporting traditional ensemble in the milky colour making the collection look subtle and soft. The designer showed up an out-and-out traditional, yet understated line. The women mainly...
  • No Indian on board ill-fated Malaysian plane MH17, confirms Aviation Minister 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Friday confirmed that there was no Indian on board the plane in which 298 people lost their lives. Terming the incident as unfortunate, he said that the government has asked all Indian airlines not to overfly Ukraine. "It is unfortunate that this incident...
  • I can win gold at CWG: Parupalli Kashyap 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Ace shuttler Parupalli Kashyap, who finished with a bronze at the Delhi Commonwealth Games four years ago, says he is targeting a gold medal in the men's singles and hopes lady luck will be on his side during the Glasgow edition. "Gold is a realistic target. With (World No....
  • UK lauds India's efforts to reduce poverty, stress on growth 5 days ago

    London: The British government has appreciated India's fast movement towards reduction of poverty with "inclusiveness" and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stress on investment in growth and infrastructure was "encouraging". Applauding India's efforts to alleviate poverty, Baroness Northover, government's spokesperson on international development, told the House of Lords on Thursday that...
  • Air India flight was just 25 kms away when missile hit the Malaysian plane 5 days ago

    New Delhi: It was a close shave for Air India flight AI113 (B787) which was merely 25 kilometers away from the ill fated Malaysian airline MH17 when it was shot down at the Ukrainian-Russian border. So far, there have been no reports of any Indians on board the flight. The Ministry...
  • Live: Malaysia to send disaster team of 62 people to Ukraine 5 days ago

    All 298 people on board a Malaysia Airlines plane were killed on Thursday after the jet was shot down by "terrorists" over war-torn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, nearly four months after the mysterious disappearance of MH370 in the Indian Ocean. ...
  • Rupee falls to 1-month low vs US dollar, down 10 paise at 60.28 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The rupee continued its downslide mostly throughout the week and on Friday fell 10 paise to log a one-month closing low of 60.28 against the greenback on dollar demand from importers and rising global risk aversion. Heavy capital inflows in local equities, however, restricted the rupee fall, said forex brokers....
  • Frustrating not to bowl India out on day one: Stokes 5 days ago

    London: England allrounder Ben Stokes said that his team was extremely disappointed on not having bowled India out on the first day of the second Test at Lord's. Put into bat, India finished the day at 290 for 9 thanks to a defiant Ajinkya Rahane's (103) second Test century that really...
  • This century at Lord's will remain special, says Rahane 5 days ago

    London: Delighted to be on the Lord's roll-of-honour after a gritty hundred on the opening day of the second Test, Ajinkya Rahane revealed that he was a little nervous before his first Test at this celebrated ground. The batsman though did calm down on the morning of the match and that...
  • Ajinkya Rahane saves India the blushes with a century at Lord's 5 days ago

    "I always said that when you come to a country, you want to play on a wicket that is the speciality of that country" - MS Dhoni's words reminded England what India dish out when they travel to the subcontinent. So the Home of Cricket, Lord's, didn't take time to...
  • US hopeful of addressing nuke liability issues with India 5 days ago

    Washington: With the new government in power in India, the US believes that there may be an opening to address the contentious nuclear liability issues with India, a top US official said. "While we have not yet had detailed discussion with the Modi government on the way forward on civil nuclear...
  • Rising India is ameliorating influence on China: US 5 days ago

    Washington: The US has said a rising India is going to be an ameliorating influence on China as there will be areas of both collaboration and competition between the two Asian giants to work on. "A rising India is in some ways going to be an ameliorating influence on China and...
  • Devyani Khobragade incident has developed closer ties with India: US 5 days ago

    Washington: The US has said the aftermath of last year's Khobragade incident has led to the development of closer ties and closer communication with India. "I think that despite the fact that we had this very uncomfortable and unfortunate situation that we had to work through, at the end of the...
  • Air India, Jet Airways to avoid airspace over war-torn eastern Ukraine 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian carriers, Air India and Jet Airways, will avoid the airspace of war-torn eastern Ukraine following a directive issued to them by the DGCA in the wake of reported shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in which all 295 people on board were killed on Thursday. The aviation regulator,...
  • 2nd Test: Rahane's ton rescues India to 290/9 on Day 1 at Lord's 5 days ago

    Ajinkya's Rahane's stellar hundred saved India the blushes on the opening day of the second Test against England, taking them to a respectable 290 for 9 after James Anderson gave England control on a green-top Lord's track. Rahane, batting at No. 4, scored 103 and shared a crucial 90-run partnership for...
  • Disciplinary hearing in Ravindra Jadeja-James Anderson row on July 22 5 days ago

    The ICC on Thursday appointed Gordon Lewis AM as the Judicial Commissioner to hear the misconduct case against England paceman James Anderson and the preliminary hearing will be conducted on July 22, a day after the Lord's Test concludes. Anderson is facing a charge under Level 3 of the ICC Code...
  • India's infant mortality rate dips 5 days ago

    New Delhi: India has seen a dip in its infant mortality and fertility rates, official figures released on Thursday showed. The infant mortality rate in India has declined from 47 per 100,000 live births in 2010 to 42 in 2012, according to the National Health Profile, 2013. The National Health Profile,...
  • James Anderson becomes highest wicket-taker in England 5 days ago

    London: At the centre of controversy surrounding his alleged altercation with Ravindra Jadeja in Trent Bridge, fast bowler James Anderson on Thursday replaced Fred Trueman as England's highest wicket-taker in the Old Blighty, where he has accounted for 230 scalps. Another Englishman, Trueman, had taken 229 wickets in this country, while...
  • Indian women to play Test cricket after 8 long years 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian women cricket team will be playing a four-day 'Test' match after a gap of eight long years as they gear up for a short two and half week tour of England starting August 7. India will be playing a 'Test' and three ODIs during the 19 day...
  • Indian women's hockey team ready to deliver at CWG: Coach Neil Hawgood 6 days ago

    Glasgow: Indian women hockey team's chief coach Neil Hawgood has said that his squad are ready to deliver big results at the Commonwealth Games to be held from July 24 to Aug 2. "While the team is young, but the kind of play that they showed on the recent Malaysian tour...
  • Live Score: England opt to bowl against India, teams unchanged 6 days ago

    Toss: England opt to bowl against India. Both teams are unchanged from the first Test. Teams: India (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni(w/c), Stuart Binny, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma England (Playing XI): Alastair Cook(c), Sam Robson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe...
  • India blowing things out of proportion: Michael Vaughan 6 days ago

    London: Insisting that the much talked-about altercation between Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson was nothing more than a "minor bust-up, former England captain Michael Vaughan said the visiting Indians were blowing things out of proportion in an attempt to unsettle the home team. "It is all a bit pathetic and sad...
  • Chose Kangana Ranaut as she's the best person to convey cultural ethos through our creations: Anju Modi 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Kangana Ranaut sauntered down the ramp for designer Anju Modi at the ongoing India Couture Week in New Delhi. Talking on why she chose Kangana as her showstopper, the couturier said, "I thought Kangana is the best person to convey that feel and thought that I...
  • High performance programme of Hockey India set to start next month 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The ambitious High Performance Programme of Hockey India (HI) is all set to go live from next month with the launch of its website, a one of a kind interactive platform for coaches and players of the country. The website will be launched in three-phased manner with the basic...