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  • CWG 2014: Indian goalkeepers keep faith in their defence line July 20, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian goalkeepers PR Sreejesh and Savita have full faith in the defence line of the respective men's and women's hockey teams at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The men's and women's teams have worked hard on their defensive skills for the Games. Sreejesh, who has 100 international caps, showcased brilliant goalkeeping during...
  • India A lose to Australia A in first ODI despite Sanju's knock July 20, 2014

    Darwin: Sanju Samson's valiant 81-run knock was overshadowed by Kane Richardson's five-wicket haul as India 'A' lost by 28 runs to Australia 'A' in the first one-day of a quadrangular series, which also features South Africa 'A' and a local National Performance Squad (NPS). Chasing 253 for a win in 50...
  • ECB must consider taking captaincy away from Cook: Vaughan July 20, 2014

    London: Michael Vaughan has slammed England captain Alastair Cook's "poor tactics" in the ongoing Lord's Test against India and called for the ECB to consider taking the captaincy away from him. Vaughan, in his article for the 'Daily Telegraph', said "We have reached the stage with Cook when he cannot be...
  • India need to overcome 'away' challenges in Glasgow CWG: Jamie Dwyer July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: As in cricket, India are a formidable hockey side in their own den but if the erstwhile giants of the game want to play in their second consecutive Commonwealth Games final they will need to overcome challenges away from home, feels Australian legend Jamie Dwyer. Dwyer would loved to...
  • My batting form has helped my bowling: Bhuvneshwar July 20, 2014

    London: India's top bowler in the ongoing Test series against England with 11 wickets to his credit, pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar says his good form with the bat has been a major factor in helping him perform well with the ball. Bhuvneshwar, who struck two half-centuries in the drawn opening Test in...
  • Late monsoon starts farmer's 'journey to hell' July 20, 2014

    Shamli: Farmer Asghar Bhura scrapes a living by growing sugarcane, but late monsoon has left his tiny plot parched and he will earn nothing from his harvest. Bhura will have to go and work for a big grower to feed his family of six, making 250 rupees a day, as he...
  • No video evidence of Jadeja-Anderson altercation July 20, 2014

    London: In a fresh twist to the alleged altercation between James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja, it has come to light that there is no video evidence of the incident for which a preliminary ICC hearing will be conducted on Tuesday. According to a report in 'ESPNCricinfo', "Indian officials have questioned why...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 20, 2014

    This week's Citizen Journalist Show puts spotlight on issues affecting citizens from across the country. This episode features story of a rape victims fight for compensation to a story highlighting the plight of malaria survivors in Tripura. We also have a story of a young female mountaineers journey to Europe's...
  • Sweeping of Lord's pitch raises controversy July 20, 2014

    London: The furore over the "poor" pitch in in Trent Bridge is yet to settle down but that has not stopped a new controversy from brewing in the India-England second Test after MCC was forced to tender an apology for the manner in which one of its groundstaff swept the...
  • Dutch government agrees to assist in comprehensive plan for Yamuna July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre plans to create mega reservoirs by dredging the bed of the Yamuna for which the Dutch government has agreed to facilitate an action plan. "To rejuvenate the river and meet the water requirements, a scheme has been worked out involving creation of mega reservoirs by dredging the...
  • Higher weight of food items causing high retail inflation: Government July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A higher weight of food items in the consumer price index has kept retail inflation at elevated levels in the country, according to official data. The high inflation in India owes to "higher weight for the food basket (about 50 per cent)" as against 14 per cent and 32...
  • Watch: An Indian woman went out to ask strangers where she could get condoms, but only got uncomfortable, awkward responses July 20, 2014

    Around 18 lakh people in the world die because of STDs contracted through unprotected sex every year. Out of these, 2 lakh are Indians, mostly between the ages of 16 to 35, says a WHO research. We preach safe sex and AIDS prevention, but how open are we to the...
  • 'My name is Pragati. Not funny? I'm a guy': These 10 people share the humorous side of living with an unusual name in India July 20, 2014

    Shakespeare, you were wrong. What is in a name? A rose by any other name apparently doesn't smell as sweet. It is always amusing to find people with unusual names. 'What were your parents thinking when they named you that?' or 'how do you guys cope with such a weird...
  • We need wickets in the first session: Plunkett July 20, 2014

    London: England pacer Liam Plunkett feels that second Test against India hangs in the balance after three days of cricket. "The match is quite balanced at the moment. It is very even between both sides," said Plunkett after the day's play. "In the morning, if we can pick a couple of wickets...
  • India looking at a 300-plus target, says Pujara July 20, 2014

    London: Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has said that his side will be looking at a 300-plus target for England in the second innings. "Overall, if you see the match is evenly balanced. We just need to bat well tomorrow morning because the first session will be very crucial," said Pujara after...
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar joins India's Lord's elite July 19, 2014

    London: Bhuvneshwar Kumar became only the twelfth India bowler to take five or more wickets in a Test innings at Lord's on Saturday. Kumar's return of six for 82 against England on the third day of the second Test also represented his Test-best bowling figures in what was the 24-year-old's...
  • 2nd Test: India lead England by 145 runs on Day 3, match evenly poised 1 week ago

    England-India contest at Lord's still hangs in the balance after the end of day three, as India lost three wickets in quick succession in the last session but fought back through Murali Vijay's gutsy half-century to take their overall lead to 145, leaving the second Test interestingly poised. At stumps on...
  • MH17: Modi writes to Malaysian PM, says outrage is justifiable July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing solidarity with Malaysia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wrote to his Malaysian counterpart saying the global outrage over the shooting down of aircraft MH17 was "justifiable" and India supports efforts to establish the exact circumstances of the incident. In a letter to...
  • India's 4x100m relay women team aiming to win a medal at CWG July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian women's 4x100m relay team will leave for Glasgow on Monday, hoping to clinch a medal at the 20th Commonwealth Games which gets underway on July 23. The Indian 4x100m women's relay team surprised everyone at the 2010 Delhi CWG by winning the bronze against all odds.Two members...
  • Both Force India cars in top-10 in qualifying for German Grand Prix July 19, 2014

    Hockenheim: Both the Sahara Force India drivers managed to get into top-10 on the grid for the German Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg qualified ninth, just ahead of team-mate Sergio Perez. Hulkenberg, for whom it is a home race, pipped Perez by a narrow margin as he clocked 1:18.014 in Q3,...
  • Bhuvneshwar is like me, hope he can avoid flashbulbs: Bishan Bedi July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi on Saturday paid rich compliments to young seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar terming him as cricketer of his kind and prayed that the he remains like this for the rest of his career. Bedi took to micro-blogging site twitter to praise Bhuvneshwar, who has been...
  • Bihar teacher fails to name India's president, faces probe July 19, 2014

    For a woman school teacher in Bihar, Pratibha Patil is still India's president and Smriti Irani the governor of the state. These answers shocked a district magistrate who has ordered a probe into the authenticity of the teacher's qualification based on which she got a job in a government school. The incident...
  • MH17 crash: Pranab Mukherjee conveys sympathy to King of Malaysia July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has deeply condoled the crash of the Malaysian Airlines passenger jet in eastern Ukraine and expressed grief and sympathy over the tragedy which has claimed 298 lives. In a message to the King of Malaysia, Abdul Halim, the President said, "I wish to convey my sincere...
  • ICC match referee rates Trent Bridge pitch as 'poor' July 19, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday said that David Boon of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, who officiated in the first Test between India and England at Nottingham, has rated the pitch used at Trent Bridge as "poor". In accordance with Clause 3 of the ICC Pitch...
  • Vijender Singh leads Indian boxing contingent at CWG July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh will lead the Indian boxing contingent at the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow from July 23 to Aug 3. Eight men and three women have been selected in various weight categories by the Adhoc Committee Boxing. The contingent has reached the Scottish...
  • Ritusha Arya will deliver at CWG women's hockey, says Rani July 19, 2014

    Glasgow: Seasoned player Rani said young teammate Ritusha Arya will be a weapon when the Indian women's hockey team begins their campaign at the Commonwealth Games which starts July 24. Ritusha has been in prime form lately as she returned from the tour of Malaysia, which India won 6-0, as the...
  • With flexibility, Ashwin can be a hit abroad: Graeme Swann July 19, 2014

    London: R Ashwin has it in him to be India's top spinner on foreign tracks provided he becomes a little more flexible and curbs his aggressive instincts when the situation demands, feels former England off-spinner Graeme Swann. Ashwin is currently warming the bench after failing to find a place in the...