INDIA

  • India not to cut multi-billion dollar food handout programme: Source 5 days ago

    New Delhi: India will not scale down its multi-billion dollar food welfare programme that promises ultra-cheap rice and wheat to most of its people despite a high-level recommendation, a top government source said on Wednesday. A panel set up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month urged the government to lower...
  • Anil Kumble turns the clock back on his Australia diaries 5 days ago

    "Australia has always been very special because performing here is a test for every cricketer," said India's spin legend, who has been inducted into ICC's Hall of Fame. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Injured Mohammed Shami out of UAE game 5 days ago

    Star of India's back-to-back wins against Pakistan and South Africa, Mohammed Shami has been ruled of India's third match of the ICC World Cup 2015 due to a knee injury. "Mohammed Shami has got mild left knee problem and had ultrasound guided-injection yesterday [Thursday] for his long-term management perspective. He won't...
  • Pakistan army chief warns India ahead of Jaishankar's visit 5 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful army chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday warned India of a "befitting response" to alleged provocation along the Line of Control (LoC), just days before the arrival of Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar. "Repeated Indian ceasefire violations on the Working Boundary and the LoC in recent past was...
  • World Cup Exclusive: India shouldn't let intensity drop against UAE 6 days ago

    (Former India wicketkeeper and selector Kiran More, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) After winning two matches of the World Cup against top teams back to back, India...
  • Shocked to see those who want to force their religion, India unique as it accepts diversity: RSS chief 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Stating that accepting diversity has been a unique quality of Indians, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said, "We came to know that 'puja' (worship) is so important during the Islamic invasion of India. We never thought puja is important. We realised it is important during the invasion of...
  • ICC World Cup: Mohammed Shami turning out to be India's man Friday 6 days ago

    Perth: In his first interaction with the media as an Indian Test player, one of his first acts was to clarify his name - 'They call me Mohammed Shami Ahmed, sometimes Shami Ahmed, but my name actually is Mohammed Shami', the young man had said, haltingly, in November 2013. Today,...
  • Pakistan will go on providing safe havens to LeT: US official 6 days ago

    Washington: Pakistan will continue to provide safe havens to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), an internationally-banned terrorist group, thus remaining a major irritant in ties with India, a top American spy master said on Thursday. "Pakistan's provision of safe haven to Lashkar-e-Toiba will probably continue to be a key irritant in relations with India,"...
  • Delhi will be the new world capital of pollution, 66 crore Indians will die 3 years younger: Report 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Pollution in Delhi is thriving at an unacceptable level. A recent study claimed that more than half of India's population lives in places with such polluted air that each person loses an average of 3.2 years in life expectancy because of the toxins we breathe. According to the World...
  • PM Modi's decisive leadership to bring India, US closer: America 6 days ago

    Washington: Praising the decisive leadership style of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on both the domestic and foreign policy fronts, a top American spy official told lawmakers here that India under Modi would work more closely with the US on security, terrorism and economic issues, despite maintaining an independent foreign policy. "Prime...
  • WHO lauds India for anti-smoking mechanisms 6 days ago

    Geneva: The World Health Organisation lauded India's tobacco control mechanisms, calling the country a "champion" for curbing "tobacco marketing in films". "India is a champion from the point of view in controlling tobacco marketing in films. You even have the case of Woody Allen who did not want his film released...
  • World Cup 2015: Lots of laughter and tomfoolery at training session for India 6 days ago

    Players turned up for practice session without their kit bags as India focus on fielding at WACA, Perth on Wednesday. ...
  • Virat Kohli may get close to 50 ODI centuries: Sourav Ganguly 6 days ago

    Kolkata: India's premier batsman Virat Kohli may get close to breaking Sachin Tendulkar's 49 ODI centuries record but the batting maestro's 100 International centuries milestone would stay safe forever, feels former India captain Sourav Ganguly. "Virat Kohli I think will get close to him one-day cricket. He has reached 22 centuries,...
  • World Cup: Bereaved Duncan Fletcher flies back to SA, to miss UAE game 6 days ago

    Perth: Indian cricket team's chief coach Duncan Fletcher on Thursday left for his home in South Africa following the death of his father-in-law and is set to miss team's next World Cup game against UAE on Saturday. "Duncan today left for Cape Town after receiving the news of the death of...
  • Badminton: Ashwini Ponnappa-Vladimir Ivanov knocked out of German Open 6 days ago

    Germany: Indian badminton player Ashwini Ponnappa, partnering Russian Vladimir Ivanov, was knocked out of the mixed doubles pre quarter-finals at the $120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold on Thursday. The Indo-Russian pair lost to English third seeds Chris and Gabrielle Adcock 19-21, 15-21 in 37 minutes at the RWE-Sporthalle. The English pair...
  • Ranji Trophy: Karnataka in control against Mumbai in semis 6 days ago

    Half-centuries from Abhimanyu Mithun and R Samarth helped Karnataka end the second day of their Ranji Trophy 2014-15 semifinal against Mumbai in a virtually impregnable position at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. On Thursday (February 26), Karnataka set their opponents a massive 445-run target for a place in the...
  • Rail Budget to improve passenger amenities: Labour Minister 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Hailing the Rail Budget as "progressive and well thought out", Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Thursday said it would improve amenities and infrastructure without burning a hole in passgengers' pockets. "This is a progressive and well thought out Rail Budget, without increasing the passenger fare. Moreover, there is an...
  • Ranji Trophy: Ton-up Dinesh Karthik takes Tamil Nadu ahead in semis 6 days ago

    Over the last few seasons, the Eden Gardens in Kolkata has gained the reputation of being a seamer-friendly surface, at least as far as domestic cricket is concerned. Not under-prepared, not overly green, yet enough to keep the faster men interested. The start time - 30 minutes earlier than in...
  • World Cup: South Africa need to do better against West Indies, says AB de Villiers 6 days ago

    Usually, it's in the latter stages of a global tournament that South Africa are subjected to C-word jibes. At the 2015 World Cup, it's taken just two matches - an unconvincing win against Zimbabwe, followed by a 130-run thrashing at the hands of India. "They've got their choke in early,"...
  • India bans ISIS under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Dreaded terror group ISIS and all its affiliate organisations, responsible for series of savage attacks and killings in Iraq and Syria, have been banned in India under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Recruitment of youths to the outfit from India and their radicalisation is a matter of serious concern...
  • World Cup: India focus on fielding before UAE clash 6 days ago

    Team India had lots of laughter and tomfoolery during the training session at WACA, Perth. ...
  • Yamaha R15 Version 2.0 launched with two new colours at Rs 1.17 lakh in India 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Yamaha has launched the R15 Version 2.0 in two new colours in India - this is the company's new scheme for attracting customers ahead of Holi. The new colours, GP Blue and Streaking Cyan, are available across all Yamaha India dealerships at a price of Rs 1.17 lakh...
  • World Cup: Dilshan, Sangakkara guide Sri Lanka to huge win over Bangladesh 6 days ago

    Something about Bangladesh triggers Sri Lanka into action. So far in the 2015 World Cup, Sri Lanka have failed to completely dominate an innings. At the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday (February 26), they dominated a whole match. Perhaps that wasn't surprising, given their 32-4 record against Bangladesh heading into this...
  • Ranji Trophy: Rajat Bhatia, a troubleshooter Delhi always have 6 days ago

    Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Unmukt Chand - these are the names one would associate with Delhi cricket. Not as much for the numbers as for the familiarity factor. But beyond the big names, it is usually a Rajat Bhatia or Mithun Manhas that...
  • Force India finally confirm new car plans 6 days ago

    Barcelona: Sahara Force India have confirmed that their 2015 car will make its debut on day two of the final pre-season testing that began here on Thursday. "With the car due to be completed on Friday morning, @NicoHulkenberg is lined up to step in on Friday pm to take the first...
  • Record 288 million viewers tuned in for India-Pak World Cup clash 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The most anticipated clash of the cricket World Cup created Indian television history as 288 million viewers tuned in to watch the defending champions take on Pakistan on February 15 in Adelaide. The game, which the Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side comfortably won, was the most-watched television event in India in...
  • World Cup: India drawing plans for death-over batting 6 days ago

    Perth: It has been a near-flawless performance by the Indian cricket team in the ongoing ICC World Cup but there is one grey area that skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the team management would quickly like to address before the side gets ready for the all-important knock-out stage of the...
  • World Cup 2015: Shane Watson under pressure to score runs for Australia 6 days ago

    Out-of-form Australian allrounder Shane Watson admits it is high time for him to score some runs. ...
  • Railway Budget 2015: No new trains, no fare hike, focus on cleanliness, tech and passenger amenities 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu played safe in his maiden Budget refusing to take the populist route of announcing a large number of new trains but also failed to take measures to increase the earnings of the public transporter by not increasing the passenger fare. With no major announcements, the...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan team hit by fresh scandal 6 days ago

    Pakistan have found themselves embroiled in an all new controversy in the ongoing cricket World Cup as chief selector Moin Khan's casino visit has earned him a flight back home. ...