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  • CWG 2014: Indian weightlifter Chandrakant Mali gets bronze 41 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Weightlifter Chandrakant Mali won the bronze medal in the men's 94kg category bringing home the 10th medal for India in the day at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. The gold went to Papua New Guinea's Steven Kukuna Kari with a total lift of 349kg while Cameroon-born Simplice Ribouem of Australia...
  • CWG 2014: Indian wrestler Rajeev Tomar settles for silver 1 hour 40 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian wrestler Rajeev Tomar lost the men's 125kg freestyle final match to Canada's Korey Jarvis and settled for the silver medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) on Tuesday. In a close contest, Tomar lost 0-3 to Jarvis. It was the only relative disappointment...
  • Hectic parleys on to find a solution to WTO impasse 4 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With the deadline to ratify the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement nearing, hectic parleys are on in Geneva to resolve issues between developed countries and emerging economies, including India. In the WTO general council meeting last week, India had made it clear that it would not ratify the trade facilitation...
  • UCIL chairman gets IIT Kharagpur distinguished alumnus award 4 hours 5 minutes ago

    Chairman and Managing Director of public sector unit Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL), Diwakar Acharya, was conferred IIT Kharagpur 'Distinguished Alumni Award' by Bharat Ratna awardee and world famous scientist Dr CNR Rao during the institute's Golden Jubilee Celebrations and 60th convocation. He was awarded this distinction for his outstanding...
  • 3rd Test: England in control as India fight to save follow-on 3 hours 22 minutes ago

    Indian batsmen failed to convert good starts into big innings as England took control of the third Test on day three, reducing India to 323 for 8 and in danger of following on after England's 569 for 7 declared. Murali Vijay (35), Cheteshwar Pujara (24), Virat Kohli (39) and Ajinkya Rahane...
  • CWG 2014: India's woman wrestler Vinesh Phogat bags gold 4 hours 54 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian teenager Vinesh Phogat clinched the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal in the women's freestyle 48kg wrestling competition with a thrilling win over England's Yana Rattigan on Tuesday. Vinesh won 11-8 against Yana in a close contest in the final. It was the second gold medal for India from wrestling...
  • Process of judges' appointment should be transparent: Justice Katju 4 hours 59 minutes ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju on said the present collegium a total failure as there was no mention of collegium system in the Constitution of India. "This system was artificially created by some judges. The process of...
  • Breaking protocol, Nepal PM to personally receive Modi 5 hours 3 minutes ago

    Breaking protocol, Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala will personally receive his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi when he lands in Kathmandu on August 3 on a two-day visit. A special welcome ceremony will be organised at the Tribhuvan International Airport. There will be a guard of honour for Modi, who will be...
  • CWG 2014: India go down fighting 2-4 against Australia in hockey 5 hours 22 minutes ago

    Glasgow: India put up a valiant fight before going down 2-4 against world champions and title holders Australia in their third group match of the men's Hockey competition at the 20th Commonwealth Games, here on Tuesday. Living upto their reputation, Australia build on a two-goal burst in the space of two...
  • CWG 2014: India complete golden hat-trick on the wrestling mat 2 hours 47 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar spearheaded a sparkling show as Indian grapplers dominated the wrestling arena with three gold medals after the shooters ended their campaign on a rousing note with five more podium finishes on sixth day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. Sushil expectedly bagged...
  • CWG 2014: Indian athletes in Glasgow yet to get their daily allowance 6 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A sizeable chunk of Indian athletes are yet to get their full quota of daily allowance a week into the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Most of the 215 strong Indian contingent have spent more than 10 days without the full allowance which has been increased to USD 50 (INR 3000...
  • CWG 2014: Manavjit Singh Sandhu wins bronze in trap event 7 hours 31 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Manavjit Singh Sandhu bagged a bronze medal in the men's trap event to take India's medal tally in shooting to 13 in the Commonwealth Games here on Tuesday. Manavjit finished third in the semi-finals after hitting 13 of the maximum 15 targets. He then beat renowned shooter Michael Diamond of...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women's hockey team eyeing win against South Africa for semis berth 7 hours 39 minutes ago

    Glasgow: The Indian women's hockey team will be eyeing for a semi-final berth with a win over a formidable South African outfit in the Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday. With three goals each by Jaspreet Kaur, Deepika and Rani, the Indian team will be looking at continuing their onslaught to book...
  • No fracture for Ian Bell after thumb blow against India 8 hours 8 minutes ago

    There was relief for England after senior batsman Ian Bell was found not to have suffered a fractured thumb while fielding against India in the ongoing third Test at Southampton on Tuesday. Early in the day's play, India's Murali Vijay edged James Anderson just short of Bell at second slip, the...
  • CWG 2014: India's Harpreet Singh shoots silver in men's 25m rapid fire pistol 8 hours 21 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Shooter Harpreet Singh survived two rounds of nerve-wrecking shoot-off and brushed aside a penalty point docked on him to claim silver in the men's 25m rapid fire pistol event of the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. 33-year-old Harpreet from Haryana saved India from disaster by bagging the silver after Olympic silver...
  • John Kerry to arrive on Wednesday for talks with new Indian government on key issues 8 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Seeking to seize "transformative moment" in ties with India, US Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive on Wednesday for talks on key issues with the new leadership. Kerry's visit two months ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to Washington in September end is aimed at instilling some...
  • Sushma Swaraj directs deployment of more staff for exit of Indians from Libya 10 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday directed deployment of additional staff to enable smooth facilitation of return of Indian nationals from strife -torn Libya, a day after the government advised its nationals to leave that country and not to travel there. The minister, who reviewed the security situation...
  • CWG 2014: Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar fails to enter men's 25m rapid fire pistol finals 9 hours 33 minutes ago

    Glasgow: In a major set back, India's Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar failed to qualify for the men's 25-metre rapid fire pistol finals but Harpreet Singh made up for the disappointment by entering the summit clash at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. Out of the six who qualified from Stage 2,...
  • Indian nurses who survived Iraq look for jobs in Gulf 10 hours 22 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Less than four weeks after Sunni insurgents freed them in Iraq, the nurses who returned home after days of terror are already looking for new jobs in the Middle East. But none of the 46 women, including one from Tamil Nadu, wants to return to Iraq, a country now caught...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women's hockey team thrash Trinidad and Tobago 14-0 11 hours 16 minutes ago

    Glasgow: The Indian women's hockey team came back strongly from a 0-3 defeat to New Zealand to thrash minnows Trinidad and Tobago 14-0 in their third Pool A match of the Commonwealth Games here. India displayed immense maturity by learning from their previous defeat and not letting the Sunday loss affect...
  • 'Strange-looking animal' sparks panic inside Parliament complex 11 hours 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The appearance of a "strange-looking" visitor from the animal world inside the Parliament complex sparked panic within the heavily-fortified compound and threw the security staff there into a tizzy. The palm civet, an endangered mammal which looks like a cross between a mongoose and a wild cat, was spotted...
  • ICC bans Moeen Ali from wearing 'Save Gaza' wristbands 10 hours 44 minutes ago

    England batsman Moeen Ali has been banned from wearing wristbands featuring the slogans "Save Gaza" and "Free Palestine", the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday. Moeen, who is Muslim and of Pakistani descent, helped raise funds for charities working with those affected by the three-week conflict with Israel. He wore the...
  • CWG 2014: Indian boxer Mandeep Jangra in quarter-final 13 hours 15 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian boxer Mandeep Jangra moved into the quarter-final of the men's welterweight (69kg) category with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Jamaican Kestna Davis in the Round 16 at the 2014 Commonwealth Games on Monday. Jangra bagged 30 points from all the three rounds while Davis got 27 each from his. In...
  • 'This year's topper studied for 20 hours every day! How am I going to qualify?' 11 things every UPSC aspirant goes through 14 hours 27 minutes ago

    It is the mother of all exams in India and every year lakhs of people from fresh graduates to those in plush jobs get down to prepare for the UPSC examination. While some aim to bring a positive change in society by qualifying for the exam, some tirelessly prepare for...
  • As it happened: CWG 2014, Day 6 49 minutes ago

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Live updates) Day 5 Round-up: 'Pistol King' Jitu Rai kept his reputation intact by clinching the gold medal while the seasoned Gagan Narang and Gurpal Singh claimed a silver each as shooters continued their heroics to add three more medals to India's...
  • Amazon India to open 5 new centres for faster delivery 16 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Global e-commerce giant Amazon will open 5 new centres across India to ensure faster product delivery in the fiercely competitive online shopping space, which is dominated by homegrown players like Flipkart and Snapdeal. The US-based firm already has two fulfilment centres (FCs) in Mumbai and Bangalore. With the addition...
  • Narendra Modi's 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' is a great vision: US's Kerry 13 hours 42 minutes ago

    Washington: The developmental plan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi reflected in his poll slogan of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas" is a great vision, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday on the eve of his departure to India. Kerry will be in New Delhi to co-chair the fifth annual...
  • Sri Lankan Navy arrests 50 Indian fishermen from Nagapattinam and Karaikal 14 hours 53 minutes ago

    Chennai: Fifty fishermen were arrested from Nagapattinam and Karaikal, towns in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu by the Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday. Reportedly, seven boats have been seized as well. The fishermen have frequently complained about the harassment that they go through without any effective measure being implemented....
  • 3rd Test: Test for Indian batsmen to make a strong reply 16 hours 9 minutes ago

    England got the right kind of pitch for their out of form batsmen to bounce back. Starting with captain Alastair Cook, who was unlucky to miss out on a century just by five runs. But Ian Bell grabbed the opportunity on day two by scoring a big innings of 167. While...