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  • Air India resumes Delhi-Moscow flight service after 15 years July 21, 2014

    Mumbai: After a gap of 15 years, national carrier Air India has resumed air service to Moscow with the launch of non-stop daily New Delhi-Moscow flight on July 18. Air India has deployed a B787 Dreamliner aircraft for the Delhi-Moscow-Delhi sector and offered attractive promotional fares, an official release said. The state-run...
  • It was a memorable win, we learnt from 2011 tour: MS Dhoni July 21, 2014

    London: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday termed the 95-run win over England, their first Test victory at the historic Lord's in nearly three decades, a "memorable" one and said the visitors had learnt from their disastrous 2011 tour. India rode on Ishant Sharma's inspired spell of fast bowling to...
  • Alastair Cook won't quit as England captain July 21, 2014

    London: Alastair Cook will not be quitting as England captain despite losing the second Test to India by 95 runs at Lord's on Monday, the 10th successive Test they have failed to win. Cook, also in a poor run of form with the bat, has come under increasing pressure to stand...
  • Twitter reactions on India's historic Lord's win July 21, 2014

    London: Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne Monday said India "bullied and bounced" out England to earn their first win at Lord's since 1986. "Horrific hour for Eng. India bullied & bounced them out. Remember Eng won the toss on the greenest pitch ever & blew it, changes needed !!" tweeted Warne,...
  • Breathtaking Ishant takes life out of England for India's historic triumph July 22, 2014

    We talk of a breathtaking fast-bowling display. We talk of bowlers intimidating batsmen. We talk of bowlers rattling a team up. We talk of bowlers at their best in Test cricket. We talk of champions coming up with their best when cornered. Each of the above fitted perfectly into a...
  • 2nd Test: India beat England by 95 runs to break 28-year Lord's jinx July 21, 2014

    Team India registered a historic 95-run win over England on the fifth and final day of the second Test at Lord's here Monday. Led by a ferocious Ishant Sharma, who bounced out England's batsmen with some relentless short-pitched bowling, India bundled out England for 223 to pull off a huge...
  • Indians adjust to common bathrooms at CWG Village July 21, 2014

    Glasgow: The sizeable Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games Village has taken a liking to the residential facility in the East End area of the city -- the exception being having to put up with common bathrooms. The concerns arising over the outbreak of norovirus (stomach bug) outbreak at the Athletes'...
  • Congress in crisis; Maharashtra, Assam ministers quit, flay CMs July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a double blow to the Indian National Congress, Narayan Rane from Maharashtra and Himanta Biswa Sarma from Assam resigned from the respective state Cabinets on Monday. The resignations come in the backdrop of Congress's severe mauling in the recent Lok Sabha elections where the party won just...
  • Vijay backs Jadeja to spin England out July 21, 2014

    London: Murali Vijay has backed Ravindra Jadeja to be a last-day hero as India closed in on a coveted Test win against England at Lord's. Both players had a day to remember on Sunday, although in opener Vijay's case it was bittersweet as he just missed out on a place on...
  • Photos: Scottish pipe music and bhajans resounded in London as the 'Hindu pipers of London' celebrated Guru Purnima in UK July 21, 2014

    Who knew you could celebrate Guru Purnima with such pomp and show in North London! The Shree Muktajeeven Swamibapa pipe band performed at Guru Purnima at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, a major new Hindu temple being built in Kingsbury on July 12, 2014 in London.For much of the 20th Century the...
  • Oral cancer claims one life every six hours in India July 21, 2014

    Kolkata: One person dies every six hours due to oral cancer in the country, signalling an alarming rise in the incidence of the disease, according to a top orthodontist. The situation could be still graver as many cases of the disease went unreported, Secretary-General of the Indian Dental Association Dr....
  • Rare Test success beckons India at Lord's July 21, 2014

    If there are any Monday morning blues in the Lord's Test, they will be exclusively reserved for England who stare at the prospect of watching India celebrate a rare Test win. Six wickets away, India stand as firm favourites to repeat what they last did 28 years back in 1986 -...
  • 'Haunted' London hotel gives England cricketers spooky nights July 21, 2014

    London: England have often looked a haunted side during their ongoing run of nine Tests without a win. And according to paceman Stuart Broad they have a particular reason to be spooked during matches in London after ghostly goings-on at the team hotel. Broad said several members of the side...
  • We will bat to win, says England assistant coach Farbrace July 21, 2014

    London: England assistant coach Paul Farbrace has said that his side will be turning up on day five with the intention to win this second Test against India at Lord's. At stumps on day four, the hosts were struggling at 105 for 4 in a chase of 319 runs for victory. "You've...
  • I won't regret missed century if we win the Test, says Vijay July 21, 2014

    London: Indian opener Murali Vijay has said that he will not feel dejected on missing out on a century at Lord's if his team goes on to win the second Test against England on Monday. Chasing 319 for victory, the hosts slumped to 105 for 4 at stumps on day four....
  • India to lose top rice exporter spot to Thailand after poor monsoon July 21, 2014

    Mumbai/Bangkok: Thailand is set to reclaim its status as the world's top rice exporter as weak monsoon rains curb India's crop, helping the Southeast Asian country's new military government offload bulging stockpiles. Fewer Indian exports would allow Bangkok to win better prices for the grain that it has been selling at...
  • Four Indian tailors evacuated from Gaza July 21, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Four Indian tailors working in Gaza for the last two years have been evacuated unharmed with the help of the Representative Office of India (ROI) in Ramallah, a top UN official said. The four, Abdur Rehman from Lucknow, Anwar Hussein belonging to Mumbai, Kamil hailing from Badam Ganj and...
  • Hulkenberg finishes 7th, Perez 10th as Force India clinch seven points at German GP July 20, 2014

    Hockenheim: Sahara Force India had a decent outing at the German Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg finished seventh and Sergio Perez 10th in a double points-finish for the team . After starting ninth on the grid, Hulkenberg had moved up to fifth in the very first lap, following a crash involving...
  • India six wickets away from winning the Lord's Test July 21, 2014

    The second Test is headed for a nail-biting finish with England needing 214 runs with six wickets in hand on a tricky fifth-day track as India rode on Ravindra Jadeja's brilliant counter-attack to set a competitive target of 319 on Sunday. At stumps on the fourth day, Joe Root and...
  • Monsoon picking up, no need to be 'alarmist': Government July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Monsoon deficit has come down to 31-32 per cent with rains picking up in July across the country giving relief to farmers, Government said on Sunday asserting that there is "no reason to be unnecessarily alarmist". "The monsoon deficit has come down by 12 per cent and the overall...
  • Gymnastics may fetch India three medals at CWG: Ashish Kumar July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Commonwealth and Asian Games medallist Ashish Kumar is hopeful that gymnastics can fetch India three medals in this edition of CWG in Glasgow starting Wednesday. Ashish, who bagged silver and a bronze in the men's floor exercises and vault in the 2010 CWG in Delhi, hopes to convert those...
  • Drought worries ease for government, but partially July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The spectre of drought looming over parts of the country has receded over the past week due to the revival of the monsoon but officials are keeping their fingers crossed as a long dry spell in between the rains can damage crops and lead to inflationary pressures. Officials said...
  • AI flight to Kuala Lumpur delayed, commotion at Mumbai airport July 20, 2014

    Mumbai: There were reports of commotion at the Mumbai International airport on Sunday after the take-off of an Air India Express flight to Kuala Lumpur was delayed. The flight was scheduled to take-off around 12 noon. Air India said that there was a technical glitch. ...
  • No hike in LPG, kerosene prices, says Petroleum Minister July 20, 2014

    Cooking gas and kerosene prices will not be hiked keeping in view the impact of such a step on the people, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Sunday. "Our government has decided not to increase LPG and kerosene prices in the country. This will benefit the middle class people and those...
  • AirAsia India starts Bangalore-Kochi flight service today July 20, 2014

    Bangalore: AirAsia India, the domestic arm of Malaysian airline AirAsia, on Sunday added Kochi to its network with the launch of a daily flight service from Bangalore. AirAsia India, which stated operations in the country on June 12, now has services to Goa, Chennai and Kochi from Bangalore. "AirAsia flight from Bangalore...
  • 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...