INDIA

  • PM Modi takes playful dig at Tony Abbott during Australian Parliament speech November 18, 2014

    Canberra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took a playful dig at his Australian counterpart, telling lawmakers that it could be Tony Abbott's way of getting at them by making them listen to three world leaders within a week. "I'm the third head of the government you are listening to this...
  • Vengsarkar gets lifetime achievement award, Bhuvneshwar wins Polly Umrigar Award November 18, 2014

    Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar was on Tuesday declared the winner of the Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement trophy while Bhuvneshwar Kumar was adjudged the best international cricketer for the eight annual BCCI Awards, which will be given away on November 21 here. One of India's best batsmen ever, Vengsarkar, who...
  • Modi has 'runs on the board' to meet people's wish: Australian PM November 18, 2014

    Canberra: When the top political leaders of India and Australia meet, can cricket be far behind? With Prime Minister Narendra Modi by his side, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott set the ball rolling and fired the first shot, saying people in his country come to associate India with cricket. Abbott made...
  • MCI summons over 300 doctors for allegedly receiving bribes from a pharma firm November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has summoned over 300 doctors to question them on an anonymous complaint that they had been bribed by a pharmaceutical firm. Reacting to the complaint, the MCI has said that it has already questioned 166 doctors. The probe is at an initial stage...
  • From a joke between friends to a viral meme: The creators of the latest viral Indian meme 'Jo Baka' are amazed how it grabbed the internet's attention November 18, 2014

    It all started from a simple Gujarati meme that got people hooked. The 'Jo Baka' meme (translation: see, my friend) hit the internet and caught on after users identified with the hilarious typical Gujarati truths it preached. Soon there were Hindi versions of the same, the 'Dekh Bhai' memes, floating on...
  • Shane Watson optimistic on Michael Clarke's fitness for India Tests November 18, 2014

    Shane Watson would be honoured to stand in for Michael Clarke as Test skipper against India next month even if he thinks it's increasingly unlikely that Australia will need a caretaker captain. Australia are sweating on Clarke's hamstring injury ahead of an important three months of cricket on home soil, which...
  • Australia, India to push for free trade pact between the two countries November 18, 2014

    Canberra: Australia and India will push for a free trade pact between their countries, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday, during a rare state visit to Canberra by an Indian leader. Australia on Monday finalised a landmark free trade deal with China more...
  • Watch: Indian Australians speak about Modi's address in Parliament November 18, 2014

    Indian Australians are all praise about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address in the Australian Parliament. ...
  • Australia opener Chris Rogers answers critics with Shield ton November 18, 2014

    Australia opener Chris Rogers has provided a timely answer to his critics ahead of next week's Test squad announcement with a century for Victoria in the domestic Sheffield Shield championship. The 37-year-old, who was recalled for the first Ashes series last year half a decade after his single previous Test, has...
  • BCCI Working Committee to meet today November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Justice Mudgal report on the IPL fixing scandal became public, the working committee of the Board of Cricket Control in India will meet on Tuesday, to discuss the Mudgal Committe report and decide on a new date for its upcoming Annual General Meeting. With earlier scheduled...
  • Rate cut by RBI will give a good fillip to the economy: Arun Jaitley November 18, 2014

    Pushing for a rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the measure would give a good fillip to the economy. Jaitley's comments came on the back of a slide in crude oil prices and inflation moderating. "I am quite clear in my mind...
  • A natural partnership exists between India and Australia: PM Modi November 18, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with Tony Abbott on Tuesday morning in Canberra where five MoUs were signed between India and Australia. Modi and Abbott in their joint statements said, "This is a natural partnership, arising from our shared values and strategic maritime locations. India and Australia have...
  • India, Australia ink five pacts after bilateral talks between Modi, Abbott November 18, 2014

    Canberra: India and Australia on Tuesday signed five agreements, including on exchange of sentenced prisoners and on tourism, as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott held bilateral talks in Canberra. The agreements are on social security, to "strengthen people-to-people contacts and facilitate and regulate the regulations...
  • Formula One: Small teams seek Abu Dhabi talks with Ecclestone November 18, 2014

    Formula One's smaller teams have written to Bernie Ecclestone to press demands for a bigger share of the sport's considerable revenues. Force India deputy principal Bob Fernley told Reuters a letter had been sent on Monday to commercial supremo Ecclestone seeking a meeting at this weekend's season-ending race in Abu...
  • Modi, Abbott hold talks, seek enhanced economic partnership November 18, 2014

    Canberra: India and Australia on Tuesday sought early conclusion of negotiations for a comprehensive economic partnership agreement and a closure on the civil nuclear deal as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart Tony Abbott held talks. After the two leaders held talks, India and Australia signed five pacts on social...
  • Watch: PM Narendra Modi's speech to Australian Parliament November 18, 2014

    India and Australia signed five pacts on social security, transfer of sentenced prisoners, combating narcotics trade, tourism and Arts and Culture after bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tony Abbott. ...
  • India to hold 'Make in India' show in Australia in 2015 November 18, 2014

    Canberra: India will hold a Make in India show in Australia in 2015, the Prime Minster's Office said on Tuesday after leaders of both the countries met in Canberra to discuss bilateral issues. "India will hold @makeinindia_ show in Australia in 2015," a tweet from the PMO said after Prime Minister...
  • Modi gifts Rani Lakshmibai's petition against East India Company to Abbott November 18, 2014

    Canberra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gifted Australian lawyer John Lang's 1854 petition on behalf of Rani Lakshmibai against the East India Company to his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott. Modi gave the gift to Abbott just ahead of bilateral talks. "PM gifts Australian PM a memorial of Australian John...
  • Australia will not be at the periphery of India's vision but at the centre of its thought: Modi in Canberra November 18, 2014

    Canberra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Australia will not be at the periphery of India's vision but at the centre of its thought, as he called for closer bilateral security cooperation and a comprehensive global strategy to tackle the menace of terrorism. "We have to deepen our bilateral...
  • India tops global slavery index with 14.3 million people enslaved November 17, 2014

    Melbourne: Nearly 14.3 million people, including children, are "trapped" in modern-day slavery in India, which tops a global index of people under bondage across the world with an estimated 35.8 million people enslaved, a new research said on Monday. The Global Slavery Index (GSI) 2014, published by the Walk Free Foundation...
  • PM Modi's plane made to wait at Myanmar airport for 92 minutes November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Air India One plane was made to wait at the Nay Pyi Taw Airport in Myanmar last week for 92 minutes due to delay in refuelling it before it flew to Brisbane in Australia. The flight, scheduled to depart at 9:30 PM on Thursday, left...
  • Modi arrives in Canberra, summit talks with Tony Abbott on Tuesday November 17, 2014

    Canberra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott for summit talks on Tuesday during which the two countries are expected to sign a series of pacts on social security, transfer of sentenced prisoners and combating narcotics trade. Modi arrived on Monday night on the third leg...
  • Terry Walsh's demands move to Sports Minister's doorstep November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The three-member panel formed to look into Indian men's hockey team's chief coach Terry Walsh's demands has failed to come to any "conclusion" and has knocked Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonwal's door to resolve the issue. The panel comprising former hockey captains Ajit Pal Singh, Ashok Kumar and Zafar Iqbal...
  • Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is special to me: Sergio Perez November 17, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Force India driver Sergio Perez on Monday said that the Yas Marina Circuit is special for him as he drove a Formula 1 car for the first time. Speaking ahead of this weekend's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Mexican driver said: "Abu Dhabi is a special race on...
  • On his 86th birthday, Mickey Mouse to don an Indian avatar November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Celebrated cartoon character Mickey Mouse, who turns 86 tomorrow, is set to don an Indian avatar in an animation short video which has a India setting. As a part of the second season of the 'Mickey Shorts' series, the special video will premiere on Disney Channel in India on...
  • India Women reduce South Africa to 85 for 3 on Day 2 November 17, 2014

    Mysore: Riding on centuries by Thirush Kamini and Poonam Raut, India Women scored a massive 400 for six declared and then reduced South Africa to 85 for three, at the end of the second day of the one-off Test match on Monday. Resuming at 211 for one, the hosts dominated the...
  • Suresh Raina does a MS Dhoni, becomes co-owner of a HIL team November 17, 2014

    Lucknow: Following in the footsteps of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina has become the second cricketer to be associated with the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) after he was named on Monday as the co-owner of the Uttar Pradesh Wizards franchise. Raina's association with HHIL comes closely on the heels of...
  • Justice Mukul Mudgal report made public by the Supreme Court November 17, 2014

    Findings of the report were made public on Monday that, while sparing Srinivasan and Meiyappan on match-fixing, indicted Raj Kundra for involvement in betting. ...
  • Difficult to get into rhythm in Abu Dhabi GP: Nico Hulkenburg November 17, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Force India driver Nico Hulkenburg on Monday said, ahead of this weekend's Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, that the Yas Marina Circuit is a difficult track to get into rhythm as it has long straights followed by tight corners. "Abu Dhabi is a nice venue. The racing looks...
  • Soumyajit Ghosh finishes runner-up in ITTF Swedish Open November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In one of the biggest achievements of his blossoming table tennis career, the talented Soumyajit Ghosh finished runner-up in the U-21 men's singles event of the ITTF World Tour Swedish Open in Stockholm, Sweden. The 21-year-old from Siliguri stunned top seed and world no.82 Jang Woojin of South Korea...