India

  • Air India flights won't be delayed even if MPs and VIPs arrive late, says government August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India flights will not to be delayed even if some passengers, including MPs and VIPs, arrive late according to the new guidelines issued on Thursday by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The government has made it clear that "customer-friendly service with efficiency, enthusiasm and cheer" will be...
  • Still stalking Facebook profiles? You need to see the 10 biggest online dating websites in India that could help you find the best match! August 14, 2014

    Remember long ago when you were in school and had to find undiscoverable locations to go on a date? It was Murphy's Law - the day you decided to go on a date to a local café, a relative or family friend would definitely meet you at the same place!...
  • Railways launches 'Go India' smart card for train journeys August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With an aim to reduce transaction time at booking counters, Railways launched 'Go India' smart card to enable passengers to pay for tickets for long or short distance journeys in reserved and unreserved class including suburban service. Launched by Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda, the smart card can be used...
  • Hockey India feels cheated by Arjuna Awards selection committee August 14, 2014

    Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday blasted the Kapil Dev-led Arjuna Awards selection committee after none of the seven players it had recommended were chosen for the prestigious award. The seven players were Joydeep Kaur and Ritu Rani from the women's team; Dharamvir Singh, V.R. Raghunath, Tushar Khandker, Bharat Chetri and Shivendra...
  • Pak says it is committed to having normal ties, India says talk and terror can't go hand and hand August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: As ceasefire violations by Pakistan continue, Pakistan's High Commissioner to India on Thursday said that the country is committed to having normal ties with India. However, the Indian government accused Pakistan of funding terrorists. "Pakistan is committed to having a normal relationship with India on the basis of...
  • Leander Paes-Stepanek knocked out from Cincinnati Masters August 14, 2014

    Cincinnati: Fifth seeds Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek were eliminated from the ATP Cincinnati Masters following their defeat against Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock. Paes and Stepanek lost 1-6 6-4 8-10 in the second round of the USD 4,017,355 hard court event in the run up to the US Open, the...
  • India pray for Ishant Sharma's return in final Test against England August 14, 2014

    Had India, who've now won just one of their last 18 Tests on foreign soil, been offered the chance to arrive at The Oval 2-1 down with one to play in this five-match series before their tour started, they might have taken up the offer. A tightly-packed schedule of five Tests...
  • 'He'd complete his B.Tech from IIT and hope to work for Google one day': 10 things that would happen if Mark Zuckerberg was born in India August 14, 2014

    'If Mark Zuckerberg was Indian he would probably be sitting at an IIT and preparing to get through CAT.' This was the most popular response at a discussion on Quora about what would happen if Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was born in India. Start-ups weren't very popular in India back...
  • Five things to know about the decisive fifth India-England Test August 14, 2014

    London: England are on the verge of putting to bed one of the most trying chapters in their Test cricket history. India could still extend them, however, in the fifth and final Test at the Oval starting on Friday. A summer for England that began with a first ever Test series defeat...
  • Little elbow room for premium carriers in low-fare focused India August 14, 2014

    Singapore: A decade after low-cost carriers led India's air travel boom, full-service airlines are gearing up for a battle for premium passengers that only the deep-pocketed are likely to win. Flag carrier Air India, which has only offered premium travel, will face more competition from second-largest airline Jet Airways, which on...
  • India celebrates Independence Day: 68 significant events in the last 67 years August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Today is the 68th Independence Day of India. India has come a long way from being one of the poorest nations in the world to an emerging super power in the last 67 years. From a socialist state, India has moved towards becoming a free market capitalist economy...
  • One-off Test: India women lose 6 wickets after dismissing England for 92 August 13, 2014

    Wormsley: The Indian women's cricket team on Wednesday shot out England for a paltry 92 before the hosts hit back strongly, reducing the visitors to 71 for six in 34 overs on day one of the one-off Test. Medium pacer Nagarajan Niranjana was the wrecker-in-chief, returning impressive figures of four for...
  • MS Dhoni recommended for Padma Bhushan, Virat Kohli Padma Shri August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Cricket Board has recommended captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's name for the prestigious Padma Bhushan and batting mainstay Virat Kohli for the Padma Shri. Indian women's cricket team skipper Mithali Raj has also been nominated for Padma Shri. "Yes, the Board has recommended their names for these honour -...
  • Former India coach Greg Chappell backs MS Dhoni August 13, 2014

    Chappell heaped praise on Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher despite the Indian team's poor performance in the ongoing five-match Test series against England where they are trailing 2-1. ...
  • Captain Dhoni skips net practice, Ishant close to full fitness for fifth Test August 14, 2014

    In the build-up to the fifth and final Test against England, India on Wednesday regrouped here at The Oval as they looked to put behind the disappointment of their embarrassing innings defeat in the last game, even though skipper MS Dhoni was a notable absentee at the nets. And the Indian...
  • India asks Nigerian hospital to return Indian doctors' passports August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: With Indian doctors still stuck in Ebola-hit Nigeria, India on Wednesday asked the Nigerian branch of an Indian hospital to return the passport of the four Indian doctors. Making it clear that this is not a diplomatic issue, the Ministry of External Affairs said the hospital is Indian-owned, Indian-established...
  • Top 5 richest Indians have half of nation's billionaire wealth August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The top five Indian billionaires led by Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani collectively control $85.5 billion (about Rs 5,23,897 crore) in personal wealth, accounting for nearly half of the country's total billionaire wealth, a new study said on Wednesday. According to the analysis by wealth research firm Wealth-X of...
  • Somdev Devvarman to spearhead Davis Cup campaign against Serbia August 13, 2014

    In the absence of Leander Paes, Somdev Devvarman will be spearheading the Indian campaign in the crucial Davis Cup World Group play-off against 2013 finalists Serbia in Bangalore on September 12-14. The All India Tennis Association (AITA) selection committee, headed by Anil Dhurpar, met on Wednesday and picked Somdev, Yuki Bhambri,...
  • Pakistan's 'denials' on terror not worthwhile: India August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday came down hard on Pakistan for its criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proxy war comments and asserted that terrorism was a "core concern" in bilateral ties and all means available will be used to deal with the challenge. In a strong reaction, the External Affairs...
  • Government has no intention to take over BCCI, says Sports Minister August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said taking over the Indian Cricket Board was not a "feasible" option since the BCCI was an autonomous body but it will try to bring the cricket body under the ambit of the Right to Information Act. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was responding to a...
  • Pro Kabaddi semis, final shifted to Mumbai August 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The two semi-finals and final of the inaugural Pro Kabaddi League have been shifted out of Bangalore and will now be held at the National Sports Club of India's indoor stadium. "Previously slated to take place in Bengaluru, the semis and the final of the league changed its destination to...
  • Kabaddi making 'Millionaires' out of small-town boys August 13, 2014

    Birmingham: They are the quintessential small-town boys coming from humble households, whether India or elsewhere, but players participating in the ongoing Wave World Kabaddi League have gone on to become a globe-trotting bunch earning good money from their freelance assignments all over the world. Flashing wide grins and bank balances which...
  • Yuki Bhambri returns to Davis Cup squad for Serbia tie August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Yuki Bhambri returned to the Indian Davis Cup squad for the World Group play-off tie against world No 2 side Serbia as the selectors picked an expected six-member squad, to be led by country's top singles player Somdev Devvarman. Due to a heel injury, Yuki had missed out on...
  • AirAsia India lowers fares, offers 20 per cent discount August 13, 2014

    Mumbai: AirAsia India, the latest entrant in domestic air space, has lowered its fares by 20 per cent for a limited period on all its flights. The discounted ticket scheme was launched on Tuesday for a six-day period (till August 17) and offers customers 20 per cent discount on tickets across...
  • James Anderson crossed the line of respect: Former England skipper August 13, 2014

    London: As the storm settles down over the spat between Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson, former England captain Mike Brearley has said that the pacer should be encouraged to harness his aggression but not at the expense of respect. Brearley, writing in his column for The Times, said Anderson is not...
  • I can't get too carried away and have to practice hard, says Moeen Ali August 13, 2014

    Manchester: Moeen Ali has become the fastest English spinner to cross the 20 wicket-mark in Test cricket, featuring in only six matches that spanned across 58 days and the 'part-time' off-spinner has termed his recent performance as "crazy". For a team that was struggling three matches ago to replace Graeme...
  • 15 photos every DSLR owner-turned-amateur photographer has clicked: A photographer reveals the hilarious truth behind every shot taken with a DSLR August 13, 2014

    It is highly improbable that you do not know any DSLR owner. You may have a couple of them on your Facebook friend list and you've definitely liked their photography pages too. Every DSLR owner automatically becomes an amateur photographer and photography eventually turns from a hobby to an obsession...
  • Sasikiran keeps India in hunt for historic podium finish at Chess Olympiad August 13, 2014

    Tromso: Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran guided Indian men to a creditable 2.5-1.5 victory over Germany in the 10th and penultimate round to stay in contention for a podium finish at the 41st Chess Olympiad. Sasikiran's 48-moves win against Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu not only raised visions of a best-ever Indian finish but also set...
  • Watch: This video pays a tribute to India through a special Facebook Timeline that shows why our country is so dear to us! August 13, 2014

    On the occasion of India's 68th Independence Day, YouTube channel 'Being Indian' pays a tribute to India in this video as a Facebook timeline! Culture Machine and Being Indian raised the tricolour in their own special way through a Facebook timeline video that will show the world why our country...