India

  • Happy Birthday Sachin: The perpetual legend turns 41 24-04-2014 08:24 AM

    Perhaps a flight back to the UAE next day, but no 6 a.m. training alarm, no restrictions on the glucometre. A dad will be at home to his kids' delight, a husband's presence warming the wife's heart and a son won't miss touching his mother's feet. Sachin Tendulkar, perhaps for...
  • India may witness poor monsoon this year: Met 23-04-2014 11:50 PM

    Pune: India may witness poor rainfall this monsoon season, scientists said on Wednesday. This has been linked to the El Nino, a weather phenomenon characterized by unusually warm ocean surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific. It has a significant impact on climate in many parts of the...
  • Pooja Dhanda bags bronze at Senior Asian Wrestling Championship 23-04-2014 09:28 PM

    India's woman grappler Pooja Dhanda bagged the bronze medal in the 58kg freestyle category on an otherwise disappointing day for the Indians at the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan on Wednesday. Pooja defeated Lilya Shakirova of Uzbekistan by 11-0 to earn a third-place finish. However, Rajneesh Kumar and...
  • Election Commision officials seize Rs 7 lakh of unaccounted cash ahead of LS polls 23-04-2014 03:22 PM

    A man was held in Pauri with unaccounted Rs 7 lakh in cash with authorities suspecting that the money was being taken to influence voters. Mohammad Saleem was held by a vigilance team of the Election Commission when he was found carrying Rs 7 lakh in a bag and did...
  • Yuvraj Singh hates batting under pressure, says mother 22-04-2014 09:51 PM

    Sharjah: Shabnam Singh, mother of Yuvraj Singh, on Tuesday said her son hates to bat under pressure and relishes playing in a side which enjoys cricket and are relaxed. "He is very happy to be picked up for RCB because cricket is all about enjoying and that's what the Royal...
  • 'Partition was not solution, only led to India-Pakistan confrontation' 22-04-2014 06:13 PM

    Sonipat: Partition was not necessarily the best solution for India and Pakistan as it only led to confrontation between the two neighbours that led to wars with disastrous consequences for development and democracy. This was among the views expressed at a day-long India-Pakistan youth dialogue in Sonipat. Ishtiaq Ahmed, Professor...
  • IPL's snoopgate row? Further trouble for BCCI 22-04-2014 06:10 PM

    In what could be a potentially damaging development for the BCCI, it has now emerged that the Justice Mudgal panel probe into the IPL spot-fixing and betting case was being snooped upon. This shocking revelation, made by senior advocate Gopal Subramaniam appearing for the Mudgal panel in the Supreme Court...
  • 'India in Love' is about dichotomy nature of love in the country 22-04-2014 06:08 PM

    New Delhi: The time was just right for a book like this one, about love, sexuality and marriage in 21st century India. This is in the wake of Section 377 and other pre-conceived notions our country and society has about love, gender, sexuality and marriage. Ira Trivedi takes a close...
  • Zaheer Khan deserves 2015 World Cup parting shot: Javagal Srinath 22-04-2014 06:04 PM

    New Delhi: Backing Zaheer Khan's inclusion in India's squad for the 2015 World Cup, former India pacer Javagal Srinath on Tuesday said the left-armer is an "automatic choice" for the tournament and should be given a parting shot if the speedster shows the passion to play. "Zaheer is a top...
  • Wildlife activists demand action against ashram for violating Wildlife Protection Act 22-04-2014 12:51 PM

    Wildlife activists on Tuesday demanded action against an ashram in Gokul-Mahavan for keeping 400 blackbucks and an elephant captive in violation of the Wildlife Protection Act. On April 18, Naresh Kadyan, Representative of OIPA (International Organization for Animal Protection) in India, Master Trainer, AWBI (Animal Welfare Board of India) and...
  • IPL scandal: Petitioner objects to BCCI panel, SC turns to Mudgal Committee 22-04-2014 11:39 AM

    The BCCI on Tuesday proposed its new three-member probe panel to the Supreme Court to investigate into the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal, but after objection from petitioner Aditya Verma, the SC turned back to Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee asking it to respond by 2 p.m. if...
  • Indian Badminton League to be re-scheduled due to busy international calendar 21-04-2014 10:45 PM

    Taking into account the busy international schedule, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) is planning to hold the second edition of the Indian Badminton League early next year. The inaugural edition of the cash-rich tournament in August 2013 was a grand success with badminton lovers, the corporate world and even...
  • 'Mr India' is a classic example of special effects and emotions coming together perfectly: Arjun Kapoor 21-04-2014 02:44 PM

    Mumbai: Arjun Kapoor, who is working with his dad Boney Kapoor for the first time in 'Tevar', holds him in high regard for his vision and creativity. The young actor feels his father's decision to make sci-fi film 'Mr India' way back in 1987 proved that he's much ahead of...
  • Sindhu, Srikanth lead Indian charge at Asian Badminton Championship 21-04-2014 12:50 PM

    New Delhi: With ace shuttler Saina Nehwal giving the tournament a miss, PV Sindhu and national champion K Srikanth will spearhead the Indian challenge at the $200,000 Asian Badminton championship which gets underway at Gimcheon, Korea on Tuesday. Olympic bronze-medallist, Saina decided to take rest to focus on the Thomas...
  • Four PLFI members arrested in Palamu 20-04-2014 06:39 PM

    Four activists of a militant outfit 'People's Liberation Front of India' were arrested from Karimati village in Palamu district, police said on Sunday. All the four rebels, arrested on Saturday night, were associated with the organisation for the past six months, Deputy SP Ajay Kumar said. Seven other militants managed...
  • Force India remain in top-3 with double points finish in Shanghai 20-04-2014 05:47 PM

    Shanghai: Sahara Force India secured their third double points finish in four races after Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez came sixth and ninth in the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday. The Silverstone squad showed strong race pace on a two-stop strategy after struggling in a wet qualifying on...
  • Air India to raise bridge loan of $500 mn for buying 4 Dreamliners 20-04-2014 09:57 AM

    New Delhi: Expecting deliveries of five more Dreamliners between May and November, Air India plans to raise bridge loan of $500 million to finance the purchase of four of these aircraft and use them to launch flights to new destinations like Moscow, Rome and Milan. The national carrier, which has...
  • Malaysian plane search in 44th day, sea bed scans could end in days 20-04-2014 09:51 AM

    Sydney/Perth: The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered its 44th day on Sunday as Australian search officials said a crucial series of sonar scans of the Indian Ocean floor could be completed within a week. The air, surface and underwater search is now focused on footage taken by...
  • India go down 1-2 to Netherlands in final European Tour match 19-04-2014 08:33 PM

    Indian men's hockey team slumped to its third defeat on the trot as it lost 1-2 to the Netherlands in the final match of the European tour at the The Hague on Saturday. This tour is in preparations for the FIH Men's World Cup 2014, scheduled to be held at...
  • Force India's Nico Hulkenberg to start 8th at Chinese GP 19-04-2014 06:53 PM

    Shanghai: Placed second in the constructors' standings, the Force India will start eighth and 16th in Sunday's Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit here. German driver Nico Hulkenberg put his VJM07 in eighth after a wet weather qualifying session on Saturday as teammate Sergio Perez, who...
  • India women draw 2-2 with Ireland, pocket hockey series 2-0 19-04-2014 01:51 PM

    New Delhi: The series already in their pocket, Indian eves round off their Ireland tour with a 2-2 draw against the home team in the third and final hockey Test in Dublin. India had earlier defeated Ireland 3-1 and 2-1 in the first two Tests of the tour, organised as...
  • White House names Indian-American 'Solar Champion of Change' 19-04-2014 10:35 AM

    Washington: White House has named Indian-American professor Rajendra Singh as one of ten "Solar Champions of Change" who are taking the initiative to spur solar deployment across America. Rajendra Singh is D. Houser Banks Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of Clemson University's Centre of Silicon Nanoelectronics in...
  • US: Indian physician arrested on health care fraud charges 19-04-2014 09:58 AM

    New York: A 61-year-old Indian physician has been arrested on health care fraud charges and faces life imprisonment for illegally distributing opioid pain medication that resulted in the deaths of two patients in the US. Pawan Kumar Jain of New Mexico was arrested yesterday by the officials from the Drug...
  • World Heritage Day: Agra residents show no pride to Taj city's rich historical legacy 18-04-2014 10:35 PM

    While World Heritage Day was celebratd globally on Friday, Agra's residents seem unconcerned and indifferent to the Taj city's rich historical legacy. Even with three World Heritage monuments and two more, Akbar's tomb at Sikandra and Etmauddaula, in the pipeline, the people in Agra displayed no sense of pride in...
  • VVIP chopper deal: CBI Director meets Indian envoy in Italy 18-04-2014 05:39 PM

    New Delhi: CBI Director Ranjeet Sinha has met Indian envoy in Italy in connection with its probe into alleged irregularities in Rs 3,600 AgustaWestland helicopter deal. Sinha, who was in Rome last week to attend a conference on human trafficking organised by London's Metropolitan Police, held a meeting with Basant...
  • Raj Singh named Chef-de-Mission of India's CWG contingent 18-04-2014 05:28 PM

    New Delhi: Wrestling Federation of India Secretary General Raj Singh was on Friday named Chef-de-Mission of the Indian contingent for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow in July-August. International shooter Raja K Sidhu will be the deputy chef-de-mission, the IOA said in a release. Sidhu is also one...
  • Hockey: India men lose 2-4 to Netherlands in European Tour 18-04-2014 02:40 PM

    New Delhi: India fought hard before slumping to its second defeat of the European tour, losing 2-4 to The Netherlands at The Hague. The Netherlands started the game on an attacking mode on Thursday, as Mirco Pruyser successfully sliced in a goal as early as in the ninth minute of...
  • India hockey women beat Ireland 2-1, pocket series 18-04-2014 02:34 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian women's hockey team continued their impressive show and defeated Ireland 2-1 in a keenly-contested second Test to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series in Dublin. India had earlier defeated Ireland 3-1 in the first Test of the tour, orgainsed as part of the...
  • Unbelievable! There are people named 'Kumar Sex', 'Congress', 'Rahul Gandhi', 'Arvind Kejriwal' and 'Computer' on electoral rolls 18-04-2014 01:43 PM

    Unbelievable as it may sound, some of the names on the Indian electoral rolls range from bizarre to downright hilarious. Listed in the data collected from 24 of the 35 states and Union Territories and put up on the Election Commission's website, are several people named Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal...
  • Formula One drivers in talks to resolve pay disputes 18-04-2014 09:23 AM

    Shanghai: Formula One drivers are in talks collectively to try and resolve the issue of unpaid wages but they have ruled out going on strike, some of those affected said on Thursday. Force India's Nico Hulkenberg, who was at financially-troubled Sauber last season and had problems with his salary, said...