India

  • India will have a tough time touring Australia: Shane Watson 16-04-2014 03:37 PM

    Mumbai: Australia were blanked 0-4 by India in their away tour last year, but their allrounder Shane Watson on Wednesday said that his side would be hard to beat when the same opponents tour Down Under for a four-match Test series later this year. Watson's optimism stems from the fact...
  • Force India aim to repeat podium show in China 16-04-2014 01:59 PM

    Shanghai: Sahara Force India say the podium finish in Bahrain was not a "one-off" thing since the car was very consistent and the aim is to repeat the performance at Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. In a terrific show, Sergio Perez finished third and Nico Hulkenberg was fifth as the team...
  • Government women employees can get two-year leave for child care: SC 16-04-2014 12:34 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that a woman employee of central government can get uninterrupted leave for two years for child care, which also includes needs like examination and sickness. A bench of justices SJ Mukhopadhaya and V Gopala Gowda set aside the order of Calcutta High...
  • Over one-third of temporary workers in US are Indians: report 16-04-2014 10:47 AM

    Washington: More than one-third of the temporary workers in the US in 2012 were from India, which also accounted for the largest number of non-immigrants residing in the US that year, according to an official report. Of the 1.87 million resident non-immigrants in the US in 2012, India accounted for...
  • Asia will continue to create new stars: Anirban Lahiri 15-04-2014 07:26 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: India's Anirban Lahiri expects Asia to continue to breed new stars in the years to come, saying the region's golfers have benefited immensely through the success of the Asian Tour. Lahiri will be amongst the top stars from the Asian Tour who will feature in the USD 2.75...
  • India get richer for finishing third ranked Test side 15-04-2014 05:38 PM

    Dubai: India on Tuesday received a cheque of $265,000 for finishing third, while South Africa pocketed $475,000 for claiming the top position in the ICC Test Team Rankings at the April 1 cut-off date. While South Africa finished as the number one team, Australia claimed the second position and won...
  • The simmering Siachen and Indo-Pak ties 15-04-2014 11:33 AM

    In May 2005, as Indian and Pakistani Track I negotiators were reaching a 'settlement deal' on the forbidden Siachen Glacier, the then Chief of the Army Staff Joginder Jaswant Singh made an unexpected public statement. A deal would only work, he said, when Pakistan agreed to authenticate the 110-km Actual...
  • Maoists apologise for death of civilians in Chhattisgarh attacks 14-04-2014 11:27 PM

    The Communist Party of India (Maoist) has apologised for the death of nine civilians, including 7 polling personnel, in landmine blasts triggered by their cadres in Chhattisgarh over the weekend and termed it as a "serious mistake". "PLGA cadres attacked a bus near Kutru of Bijapur suspecting security personnel were...
  • LS polls: TCS ties up with Twitter India for election app 14-04-2014 08:48 PM

    New Delhi: The country's largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services has tied up with social media giant Twitter to launch an app, iElect, to help users gain social insights into the ongoing Lok Sabha polls. "The TCS iElect app is a completely new way to observe, analyse and participate...
  • IOA ad-hoc committee for boxing to meet on April 17 14-04-2014 06:51 PM

    New Delhi: The ad-hoc committee formed by the IOA to run Indian boxing in the wake of the federation's international termination, will meet for the first time on April 17 to discuss team selections and conduct of national championships among other issues. The six-member committee, headed by Tarlochan Singh, was...
  • Venkatesh Prasad bats for more Indian coaches in IPL 14-04-2014 05:34 PM

    Mumbai: Saying that Indians are second to none, former pacer Venkatesh Prasad on Monday advocated having more Indian coaches in the Indian Premier League set-up. Out of eight IPL teams, only Kings XI Punjab have an Indian head coach in Sanjay Bangar. "It is an Indian Premier League. It is...
  • Priyanka Gandhi says she never wanted to contest polls from Varanasi 14-04-2014 10:13 AM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Monday rubbished news reports that said she wanted to challenge BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi but was stopped by the party high command. A news daily reported on Monday, "Priyanka Gandhi is reliably learned to have been very keen to...
  • Australia considers deploying undersea robot in hunt for MH370 14-04-2014 09:49 AM

    Sydney/Kuala Lampur: Australian officials leading the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean are weighing when to deploy an underwater robot to aid in the hunt, now in its sixth fruitless week. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared soon after taking off on March 8 from...
  • PCB expecting six Test series vs India between 2015 and 2023 13-04-2014 09:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is expecting to play at least six home and away Test series against India in the next eight-year FTP cycle between 2015 and 2023 which will also include an "off-shore" home series in the United Arab Emirates. According to an ESPN Cricinfo report, "The...
  • Football fraternity hails presence of big names in ISL 13-04-2014 07:01 PM

    New Delhi/Kolkata: The football fraternity on Sunday hailed the coming in of business houses and leading personalities from cricket and entertainment industry in the high-profile Indian Super League after the organisers announced the eight franchises winners. The bid winners of the eight franchises of the league, which is scheduled to...
  • India is facing huge cancer crisis: Experts 13-04-2014 06:35 PM

    London: India is facing a cancer crisis, with smoking, belated diagnosis and unequal access to treatment causing large-scale problems, experts said. Every year in India, around one million new cancer cases are diagnosed and around 600,000 to 700,000 people die from cancer in India, with this death toll projected to...
  • India, China set to hold strategic dialogue on Monday 13-04-2014 05:47 PM

    Beijing: Top diplomats from India and China will hold the sixth Strategic Dialogue in Beijing on Monday to take stock of the status of bilateral relations and explore new initiatives to improve ties. Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh, who arrived in Beijing on Saturday, will co-chair the talks with her Chinese...
  • Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly in line for ISL franchises 12-04-2014 09:52 PM

    New Delhi: The names of former cricket captains Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly and Bollywood stars Ranbir Kapoor and Salman Khan were doing the rounds as probable owners as the much awaited franchise line-up of the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament is all set to be announced on Sunday....
  • No foreign tours for national selectors: BCCI 12-04-2014 08:01 PM

    Mumbai: The Cricket Board has decided not to send national selectors abroad to watch the Indian team play overseas, according to BCCI's vice president Ravi Savant. "I think now these national selectors will not be travelling out of country. Those days the selectors also used to travel out of country...
  • Pankaj Advani, Aditya Mehta in third round of Professional World Snooker 12-04-2014 07:14 PM

    Sheffield: India's Pankaj Advani came up with a typical late fightback to snatch a dramatic 10-9 win over Chinese Li Hang and join compatriot Aditya Mehta in the third round of the Professional World Snooker Championship qualifying tournament here. The 28-year-old won five of the last six frames Friday to...
  • Sujatha Singh in Beijing for strategic dialogue 12-04-2014 05:52 PM

    Beijing: Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh on Saturday arrived to take part in the sixth India-China Strategic Dialogue next week during which the two nations will review the status of bilateral relations and explore new initiatives to improve ties. Singh will co-chair - along with her counterpart Vice Foreign Minister Liu...
  • CBI sets up a special unit to curb fixing in sports 12-04-2014 05:45 PM

    The Central Bureau of Investigation has set up a Sports Frauds Investigation Unit (SFIO), to tackle corruption in sports and to stop the match-fixing plague in cricket. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, the setting up of the SFIO is likely to be announced by the CBI on...
  • Creative leaders to play key role in attaining developed India: Kalam 12-04-2014 04:44 PM

    New Delhi: Creative leaders will be the key to attain an economically developed and prosperous India by 2030, former President APJ Abdul Kalam said on Saturday. Addressing students at the third Annual Commerce Convention of Delhi University, Kalam said that a creative leader is the one who not only has...
  • Hockey: India thrash Dutch club 7-0 on pre-World Cup practice tour 12-04-2014 02:15 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian hockey team began its European Tour on a positive note by hammering Leiden Hockey Club (Dutch National Club) 7-0 in the first build-up game played at Oegstgeest, The Netherlands. This tour is a preparation for the FIH men's World Cup, scheduled to be held at The...
  • LS polls: Voting on for 7 seats in Assam, Tripura, Sikkim and Goa 12-04-2014 07:28 AM

    New Delhi: Voting is taking place on Saturday in seven Lok Sabha constituencies where the fate of 3 seats in Assam, 2 in Goa, 1 in Sikkim and 1 in Tripura will be sealed. Voting for the 32-member Sikkim Assembly is also taking place simultaneously. Karimganj, Silchar and Autonomous district...
  • India A to tour Australia in July-August 11-04-2014 09:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian A team will tour Australia for two-four-day matches and a limited-over quadrangular cricket series from July 6 to August 2. The Indian A team will start their tour with two four-day games against Australia A at the Allan Border Field in Queensland before participating in the...
  • Justice RM Lodha to be next Chief Justice of India 11-04-2014 06:27 PM

    New Delhi: Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of India and he will assume his charge on April 27. "In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice...
  • Pakistan should learn from Indian cricket: Moin Khan 11-04-2014 06:14 PM

    Karachi: India's continued dominance in ICC events and BCCI's influence in international cricket has prompted Pakistan coach Moin Khan to admit that India is not only a powerhouse but they should take a leaf out of the neighbour's book. The former wicketkeeper-batsman believes that Pakistan fans, players and board need...
  • Maruti to recall 103,000 cars for faulty fuel caps in India 11-04-2014 05:42 PM

    Automaker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd is to recall more than 103,000 of its Ertiga, Swift and Dzire vehicles to replace faulty fuel caps that could lead to fuel leaks in extreme cases. Maruti Suzuki dealers will contact the owners of all 103,311 affected vehicles - which include those made between...
  • Vodafone takes full control of Indian business 11-04-2014 05:40 PM

    Britain's Vodafone said on Friday that it had taken full ownership of Vodafone India by buying the 11 per cent it did not already own from Piramal Enterprises Limited. In March 2014, Vodafone increased its stake in the unit to 89 per cent by buying out Analjit Singh and Neelu...