India

  • Sushma Swaraj meets Russian counterpart; discusses bilateral ties 1 week ago

    Dushanbe (Tajikistan): India and Russia on Friday reviewed entire gamut of their bilateral relationship including cooperation in crucial sectors of defence, energy security, trade and investment and agreed to inject fresh vigour in the strategic and time-tested ties. In a meeting on the sidelines of annual summit of SCO, External Affairs...
  • India poised to take global leadership role under Modi: Rijiju 1 week ago

    Washington: India is poised to take global leadership role under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju. "India is poised to take a global leadership role under Prime Minister Modi," he said. Rijiju, who is here to attend a World Bank meeting on disaster...
  • Incheon worried about 'life after the Asian Games' 1 week ago

    Seoul: As the port city of Incheon prepares to host the Asian Games, some are worried about what happens when the party leaves town. Aside from looming potential debt, the games will also double as an expensive rehearsal for the 2018 Winter Olympics at the ski resort town of Pyeongchang. Incheon...
  • India begin preparation for Sultan of Johor Cup title defence 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of the 4th Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament in Malaysia, a preparatory camp for the India junior men's core probables will commence on Saturday at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here. The Sultan of Johor Cup in Johor Bahru is scheduled to be held from October...
  • Tibetan Parliament to discuss Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India 1 week ago

    Dharamsala: The session of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile began in this Himachal Pradesh hill town on Friday and will hold special deliberations on the proposed visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India next week, an official said. A special session to discuss the proposed visit will be held on September...
  • India has second-highest number of child marriages: UN report 1 week ago

    United Nations:India had the highest number of unregistered children under age five between 2000 and 2012 and the second-highest number of child marriages, according to a UN report which said the country still needs to improve immunisation coverage and stop gender-based sex selection. The report 'Improving Children's Lives, Transforming the Future...
  • IITs, others to develop technologies for rural development 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A network of IITs and other institutes will evolve appropriate technologies for rural development under the 'Unnat Bharat Abhiyan' scheme, it was announced on Thursday. The venture is coordinated by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi and will be launched as a "network of IITs and other professional...
  • Drop Fletcher and bring in Vengsarkar, Shastri, says Farokh Engineer 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer wants Duncan Fletcher axed as the Indian team's chief coach, and the appointment of Ravi Shastri and Dilip Vengsarkar to guide the team after the 3-1 drubbing Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men received in the five-Test series in England. "Ravi has done extremely well. He has...
  • Modi wants 'Swacch Bharat' to be linked with economic activity 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for making 'Swacch Bharat' into a mass movement and linking it to economic activity to ensure greater participation. Chairing a high-level meeting, he said all government departments will actively participate in the programme. Government offices up to panchayat level will be...
  • India's love affair with gold may be over as prices slide 1 week ago

    Vangal: Kiran Laxman Salunkhe used to buy jewellery during religious festivals, but sliding gold prices have led the young farmer to break with his family's traditional investment. This year Salunkhe has deposited his hard-earned savings at the bank for the first time in a decade and bought farmland. "I bought jewellery when...
  • Davis Cup: Serbia expect to beat India even without Novak Djokovic 1 week ago

    Even without Novak Djokovic on the court, Serbia captain Bogdan Obradovic is expecting a win when his team plays India in the Davis Cup playoffs. Djokovic opted out of the best-of-five series due to fatigue. "It does not matter who is playing," Obradovic said Thursday. "The team needs to be prepared and...
  • 'India's farm subsidy well below WTO cap of 10 pc' 1 week ago

    New Delhi: India's farm subsidies are well below the WTO's cap of 10 per cent and the developed world should move ahead with finding a permanent solution for stock piling of grains for food security purposes, an official said. According to a WTO filing, India has given a total farm subsidy...
  • Indian auto component exports can touch $40 billion by 2020: Report 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Indian auto component makers are well positioned to benefit from globalisation of the sector as exports potential could be increased by up to four times to $40 billion by 2020. A joint report by ACMA and McKinsey -- Capturing the global opportunity, The next imperative for the Indian auto...
  • India face Djokovic-less Serbia in Davis Cup 1 week ago

    The Indian Davis Cup team faces a David versus Goliath moment from Friday when they take on 2013 runners-up and 2010 champions Serbia in the world group play-off. ...
  • India, Bhutan to speed up mutually agreed projects 1 week ago

    Thimphu: India and Bhutan on Thursday agreed to speed up the implementation of the mutually agreed projects in this country as the two sides met here to review the Indian assistance of Rs 45 billion for Bhutan's 11th Five Year Plan. The third round of the Bhutan-India Development Cooperation Talks...
  • Indian women continue dismal show at World Wrestling Championship 1 week ago

    Tashkent: Indian women grapplers continued their disappointing performance with three of them making yet another early exit in their respective weight categories on day four of the FILA World Championship, here on Thursday. While Men's Freestyle wrestling ended with none of the eight Indians making it to the podium, the women...
  • No Asian Games for Leander Paes 1 week ago

    In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, the Indian tennis legend Paes talks about India's chances in Davis Cup and the reason for skipping the 2014 Asian Games. ...
  • 'Upset' Dipika Pallikal seriously considering Asian Games pull-out 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Upset with the "manipulative" Asian Games singles draw, India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal is "seriously considering" pulling out of the upcoming Incheon Games and possibly handing another setback to the country's medals tally. Pallikal and her longtime teammate Joshana Chinappa are drawn to meet in the quarter-finals a...
  • BJP, Congress slam UK parliament's move to hold debate on Kashmir 1 week ago

    New Delhi: BJP and Congress were on the same page on Thursday as they frowned upon a proposal in Britain's House of Commons to hold a debate on the state of human rights in Kashmir. "British Parliament's decision to discuss Kashmir issue condemnable. Can we take up Falkland Islands or Scotland...
  • New boxing body elected but Asiad participation still doubtful 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Ending more than one-and-a-half year-old impasse in Indian boxing officialdom, a new body headed by industrialist Sandeep Jajodia was elected on Thursday for a four-year term in the elections conducted via a secret ballot in the presence of two observers from world body AIBA. While Jajodia, representing Chhattisgarh BA, was...
  • Government to facilitate investment in inland waterways: Nitin Gadkari 1 week ago

    New Delhi: With an eye on attracting investments in the inland waterways sector, government is looking at facilitating more funding in that space to make it economically viable for business. "We have to build terminals, waterports and seaports. We are ready to give you all facilities, concessions to make this...
  • FDI in online retail will help in aggressive growth: Amazon 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Global retail giant Amazon on Thursday said that allowing foreign direct investment in eCommerce will help in accelerating further growth in the $3 billion Indian online retail market. "We are already very successful but FDI would make possible to spin it more aggressively," Amazon Vice-President and Managing Director...
  • CAB may invite Asif Iqbal for Eden's 150th year celebrations September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: The Cricket Association of Bengal officials are planning to rope in a clutch of former international cricketers including former Pakistan captain Asif Iqbal during an 'International Seminar' in December to commemorate the 150th year of Eden Gardens' inception. As part of its "international" seminar on Eden Gardens 150th year celebrations,...
  • Antique idols brought to Chennai September 11, 2014

    Chennai: Two antique statues of Hindu deities, allegedly stolen from temples here before being sold to art galleries in Australia, returned home on Thursday. The statues of Nataraja and Ardhanariswara were handed over by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the former's India visit last week. ...
  • Foreign brokerages expect upgrade in India's credit outlook September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: There is a 'compelling' case for an upgrade of India's sovereign rating outlook, two brokerages said on Thursday that with one of them anticipating the revision in 2017. Bank of America Merrill Lynch on Thursday said "worst is over" for India and credit rating agencies are likely to upgrade...
  • Pakistan envoy echoes Sushma Swaraj, says time for 'new beginning' in ties September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan on Thursday said that it "could not agree more" with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's "no full stop" in diplomacy remark and noted that the time has come for making a "new beginning" in bilateral ties. "I cannot agree more (with Swaraj) because in diplomacy, you need...
  • Indian hockey team departs for Asian Games 2014 September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian men's hockey team departed for South Korea on Thursday to participate in the Incheon Asian Games from September 19 to October 4. The 16-member team will be led by captain Sardar Singh with goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh as his deputy. They will open their group phase campaign against...
  • Sania Mirza-Cara Black lying fourth in Race to Singapore standings September 11, 2014

    St. Petersburg: Sania Mirza, who will be skipping the Asian Games to focus on qualifying for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore, and Cara Black are lying fourth in the Race to Singapore standings with just over a month to go for the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore. Meanwhile, the...
  • Rahil Gangjee top Indian after first round at 11th in Taipei September 11, 2014

    Taipei: Rahil Gangjee, whose sole win on the Asian Tour came exactly 10 years ago, was the best Indian at the end of the first round as he carded a two-under 70 to be tied 11th at the USD 500,000 Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) today. Among the other Indians, Rashid...
  • Hockey India League franchise Ranchi Rhinos quits September 11, 2014

    In a move that will shake the roots of promising Hockey India League (HIL), it's franchise Ranchi Rhinos has decided to quit and will no longer be functional. Rhinos, who had a fabulous track record in two seasons of HIL, haven't yet made reasons of their decision official but a team...