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  • India, EU to sign civil nuclear pact by 2015 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In a major step towards realising its nuclear energy ambitions, India is engaged in talks with the European Union to sign a civil nuclear cooperation agreement and the deal is expected to be inked by next year. "An agreement is expected to be signed between the India's Department...
  • As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI November 16, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: INDIA: Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Virat Kohli (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Karn Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni SRI LANKA: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Niroshan Dickwella, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Lahiru...
  • Black money trail: From Swiss Alps to island nations November 16, 2014

    New Delhi/Berne: As India expands its probe into suspected black money stashed abroad, the trail appears to have gone much beyond the Alpine mountain ranges of Switzerland to various island nations and global financial centres like Dubai, Singapore, Luxembourg and Cyprus. While Switzerland has agreed to cooperate and share details in...
  • Live: Modi to unveil Mahatma Gandhi statue in Brisbane, Australia November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is visiting Australia will unveil a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Brisbane on Sunday. Catch all the live updates here. ...
  • India, Germany keen on strengthening ties; a series of bilateral visits planned in 2015 November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: India and Germany are keen on deepening their bilateral relations and leaders of both the nations are likely to make several visits in this regard, said Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Sunday. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Germany early in 2015, India can...
  • Relive Sachin Tendulkar's gut-wrenching farewell speech November 16, 2014

    Vacations, family time, social work, buying football and tennis teams and writing autobiography kept India's most celebrated cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar, in the news since he hung his bat exactly a year ago on November 16. That day in 2013 ended a global two-week cricket festival that saw curtains coming down on...
  • 'Why isn't tea the national beverage of India yet?' 15 reasons why 'chai' is the answer to all the life problems of a tea-lover November 16, 2014

    'Why isn't chai the national beverage of India yet?' If you've asked yourself this question while sipping on a hot cup of tea, you need to know you're not alone. Tea lovers can easily overtake the number of coffee lovers in India. Tea time varies according to your mood. You...
  • 5th ODI: No. 1 again, India press for 5-0 Sri Lankan whitewash November 16, 2014

    A series which has gone in India's favour right from the beginning does not promise much of a contest in the final ODI at Ranchi on Sunday, apart from a few personal milestones and changes in the top half of the ICC ODI rankings. India have already overtaken No. 1 ODI...
  • Ready to cooperate in all sectors: Saudi Crown Prince tells Modi November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held a bilateral meeting with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. During the delegation level talks held on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Brisbane, the Saudi crown prince congratulated the Prime Minister and said...
  • Sachin Tendulkar - a year since the legend retired November 16, 2014

    This day a year ago, a batting legend - with records inscribed in almost every history book of the gentlemen's game - hung up his cricket gear after giving close to 25 years of his life to cricket and serving his country like very few sportspersons have done. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar,...
  • Tom Boon becomes highest priced player in 2015 HIL bidding November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: s fetched the highest price in a closed bidding Saturday for the 2015 Hockey India League (HIL), getting picked up by new team Dabang Mumbai (DM) for $103,000, as star Indian goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh was bagged up by Uttar Pradesh Wizards (UPW) for $69,000. The 24-year-old Boon, with a...
  • PM Modi charmed by Australian Koala bear at G20 November 15, 2014

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a delightful Australian welcome when he was charmed by a cuddly koala bear during a break at the G20 summit. The wild-eyed koala was brought to the Prime Minister by officials at the backstage of the G20 summit. Modi "tangled" with the koalas deployed by...
  • Indian women thrash Bangladesh 5-1 in SAFF football November 15, 2014

    India team thrashed Bangladesh 5-1 in a Group A match of the third SAFF Women's Football Championship on Saturday. After going into the breather with a narrow 1-0 lead, the Indian eves dished out a dominating performance in the second period and found the opposition net as many as four times...
  • Great opportunity for India and Australia to strengthen ties: Anand Mahindra November 15, 2014

    One of India's top business leaders Anand Mahindra on Saturday said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit will strengthen India- Australia ties. ...
  • PDP to make J&K a bridge between India, Pakistan if voted to power November 15, 2014

    Kargil: The Peoples' Democratic Party, if voted to power, will make Jammu and Kashmir a bridge between India and Pakistan by opening Kargil-Skardu road and starting a bus service on it, PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said on Saturday. "PDP's vision of Jammu and Kashmir becoming a bridge between India and...
  • BJP delegation to visit China, gets briefing from Sushma Swaraj November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: With complexities involved in Sino-India ties, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday explained to BJP MPs and MLAs, who are embarking on a week-long tour of China, India's efforts to remove irritants in bilateral political and economic areas. Addressing the delegation of the legislators,...
  • Looking to make a comeback, World Cup hopes alive: Yuvraj Singh November 15, 2014

    Out-of-favour batsman Yuvraj Singh vows to make a quick comeback to the Indian team and said he is very much looking forward to play in the 2015 World Cup. Yuvraj, who last played for India in a T20 international in April 2014, said: "I am playing domestic cricket and hope to...
  • Dhoni's absence drives away fans from Ranchi ODI November 15, 2014

    Ranchi: With Ranchi's famous son MS Dhoni out of action with an injury, the buzz is missing ahead of the fifth and final ODI between India and Sri Lanka on Sunday. Despite the match being held on a Sunday, the swanky JSCA International Stadium Complex would remain empty in Dhoni's absence,...
  • Hindi a symbol of social and cultural unity of India: President November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Describing Hindi as the symbol of social and cultural unity of India, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said the language has a significant role in connecting the government and the people. "In a vast country like India, where many languages are spoken, Hindi has its own special position. It...
  • Hockey India League 2015: Full list of 6 squads after Closed Bid November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Building up for the upcoming Hockey India League 2015, all the six franchises which includes defending champions Delhi Waveriders along with Uttar Pradesh Wizards, Kalinga Lancers, Jaypee Punjab Warriors and new franchise owners Dabang Mumbai and Ranchi Rays, were seen bidding their best numbers to get hold of...
  • India's pace attack problems thing of the past, feels Sanjay Bangar November 15, 2014

    Pace attack may be seen as India's perennial problem overseas but it would be a thing of past come Australia series beginning next month, feels assistant coach Sanjay Bangar. With Umesh Yadav coming back into rhythm and Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami already in the thick of things, Bangar on Saturday...
  • Suresh Raina rested for final ODI against Sri Lanka November 15, 2014

    Ranchi: With the series already in pocket, the Indian team management has decided to rest senior batsman Suresh Raina for the fifth and final ODI on Sunday. "For tomorrow's game, we don't have Suresh available," India assistant coach Sanjay Bangar told reporters on the eve of their fifth ODI at the...
  • Modi's visit good for India-Australia ties, say foreign journalists November 15, 2014

    There is a lot of buzz in the media in Australia about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit. Magazines and newspapers alike are talking about the excitement around his visit and how it symbolises a new chapter in India-Australia relationship. ...
  • Virat Kohli can be the best player in the world, says Adam Gilchrist November 15, 2014

    MS Dhoni won't be there to lead India in the first Test on the tour of Australia, giving Virat Kohli the chance to captain his country for the first time in Test cricket. And Kohli has the backing of the legendary Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist. "He may well...
  • Ruthless India aim for whitewash against Sri Lanka November 15, 2014

    Ranchi: Having decimated the opposition with clinical precision in all four matches, India will be aiming to complete a clean sweep when they take on a struggling Sri Lanka in the fifth and final cricket one-dayer on Sunday. With the series already in their pocket, Virat Kohli-led team would like to...
  • WICB task force armed with mandate, given month to report November 15, 2014

    St. John's: The task force set up to investigate the abandoned tour of India has been given a detailed mandate by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and asked to report its findings by Dec 13. This comes as the Windies board attempts to accelerate the search for a solution to...
  • Modi's warm hug to Australian PM Tony Abbott at G20 summit November 15, 2014

    Brisbane: As visiting G20 leaders trooped one by one into their summit venue, it was a warm hug for the host and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott from his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. Each leader came into the room at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre one at a time, stopped...
  • London: Sachin Tendulkar gives insights into his book 'Playing it my way' November 15, 2014

    During the book tour for his autobiography "Playing it my way" in London, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar said that this book has many facets of his life which have never been written or talked about earlier including his "personal life with Anjali." ...