India

  • PM hopes to write "new chapter" during Japan visit 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: On the eve of his visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Japan has "paramount importance" in his vision for India's progress and his trip will "write a new chapter" in bilateral ties while taking the Strategic and Global Partnership to the higher level. Cooperation in the fields...
  • Air India website blocked by few sites in India, abroad 45 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Air India's website, which went down two days ago after the airline offered a special fare of Rs 100, was apparently blocked by a few sites in India and abroad for a considerable time. An unprecedented 80,000 hits a minute were recorded from some sites which blocked bookings by...
  • Jan Dhan camps by banks on all Saturdays, 1.84 crore accounts opened 1 hour 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Over 1.84 crore bank accounts have been opened under the Jan Dhan scheme and banks will organise camps from 8 am to 8 pm on all Saturdays to reach out to unbanked households, the government said on Friday. "It has been decided that henceforth, the banks will be holding...
  • Shuttler PV Sindhu in World Badminton semis, assured of bronze 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    Copenhagen: Leading Indian shuttler PV Sindhu created history on Friday by reaching the women's singles semi-finals and assuring herself of at least a bronze medal finish at the World Championships. By achieving the feat, the 19-year-old Hyderabadi was in line to become the first Indian to win two medals at the...
  • India Post commemorative postage stamps now available on Snapdeal 2 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Philately enthusiasts rejoice. Commemorative postage stamp collections from India Post are now available for online purchase through e-commerce site Snapdeal. The philately collectibles from India Post put on sale on the site include the ones issued to mark Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test match, FIFA World Cup 2014 and...
  • Rohit set to miss CLT20, Pollard front-runner to lead Mumbai Indians 2 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Star batsman Rohit Sharma's finger fracture is not only a blow to the Indian team but a big setback for Mumbai Indians as well, who will be playing in the qualifiers of the Champions League T20 starting September 13, in Raipur. With Rohit sustaining a fractured middle finger during...
  • India, Pakistan must act in mature way on ceasefire violations: PDP 3 hours 3 minutes ago

    Jammu: Asking India and Pakistan not to make people of Jammu and Kashmir "scapegoats", PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said the two countries must act in a mature manner over ceasefire violations. "We should not be made scapegoats," Mehbooba told reporters here today after undertaking a day-long visit to forward...
  • Graeme Swann stands by Alastair Cook criticism 3 hours 18 minutes ago

    Graeme Swann reiterated on Friday his call to Alastair Cook to stand down as England's one-day captain and quit limited overs internationals completely, saying the team's current approach to the 50-over game was akin to a "two-litre diesel in a Formula One race". The former off-spinner, who retired from international duty...
  • Injured Rohit Sharma replaced by Murali Vijay for ODIs, T20 in England 3 hours 0 minutes ago

    Nottingham: India opener Rohit Sharma will miss the next three one-day internationals and the one-off Twenty20 game against England with a finger injury and will be replaced by Murali Vijay, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said on Friday. "Rohit Sharma has sustained a fracture on the middle finger of his right...
  • In race for bigger margins, drug makers willing to lose the India 'advantage' 4 hours 17 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Indian drug makers are fleeing a regulatory morass at home and moving some research and development to Europe and the United States as they try to boost margins by producing high-value drugs. India's $15 billion a year pharma industry, the world's largest source of cheap generics, is already reeling from...
  • Saina Nehwal ousted by Olympic champion Li Xuerui in World Badminton quarters 2 hours 34 minutes ago

    Copenhagen: India's star shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the World Badminton Championships after suffering a straight game defeat at the hands of top seed Li Xuerui of China, on Friday. The seventh-seeded Saina was no match for World No.1 Xuerui, who took just 45 minutes to sent packing the Indian...
  • Nation celebrates hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand's 109th birthday 5 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Paying tribute to Major Dhyan Chand on his 109th birth anniversary, which is being celebrated as the National Sports Day, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday said the best way to honour the hockey wizard's memory is to inculcate the qualities he displayed on the field. "August 29 marks...
  • World Badminton Championships, QFs: as it happened 2 hours 11 minutes ago

    (For Live match updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) PV Sindhu fought hard to beat world No. 2 Wang 19-21, 21-19, 21-15 in the quarter-finals while Saina Nehwal went down to World No. 1 Xuerui 15-21, 15,21 on Friday....
  • Brazilian star Ronaldinho in talks with ISL's Chennai Titans: report 6 hours 47 minutes ago

    The Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Chennai Titans are in talks to bring on board the star Brazilian striker and former FIFA World Player of the Year, Ronaldinho. According to a report in The Hindu, the Brazilian superstar has been approached by the Chennai team. The player's brother, Roberto de Assis,...
  • India's first dowry-free zone, 'havans' for cricketers, toffees as legitimate currency: 19 wonderful things that will make sense only to Indians 7 hours 11 minutes ago

    Indians use toffees as currency and do not take the plastic covers off new car seats until they start looking old and haggard as the plastic wears out. And once that happens they put huge towels on the seats to keep it from getting dirty.There are things that makes sense...
  • Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to visit India, Malaysia 8 hours 22 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Friday that he will travel to India and Malaysia next week. On Abbott's first visit to India as Prime Minister, he said he will visit New Delhi and Mumbai to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries, reported Xinhua. India is Australia's fifth...
  • Hockey scene in India better than Pakistan: PHF secretary 9 hours 18 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan Hockey Federation secretary Rana Mujahid is "frustrated" that the national sport is struggling to lure sponsors due to lack of international success in recent years and felt the scene was much better in India. "We feel frustrated ourselves as sponsors are reluctant to invest in a sport which has...
  • Chhattisgarh: Woman divorces husband after he fails to build a toilet at home 9 hours 47 minutes ago

    Bhopal: A 23-year-old woman divorced her husband and walked out of her in-laws' home after they failed to build a toilet in their house in Chhattisgarh. The incident took place in the Raigarh district. The woman had set a condition before marriage that a toilet should be constructed at home....
  • Ceasefire violations: A virtual nightmare for people near the Indo-Pak border 11 hours 21 minutes ago

    RS Pura International Border: As Pakistan continues to violate the ceasefire along the border, the men, women and children living in the villages near the border are living a virtual nightmare every day. These are people caught in the crossfire of the Indo-Pak politics for decades. One sees tearful women and...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 20 hours 41 minutes ago

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Competition at Asian Games tough, says archer Deepika Kumari 20 hours 52 minutes ago

    Top Indian archer Deepika Kumari said the competition won't be easy at the upcoming Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea, from Sep 19 to Oct 4. "We are well prepared. We are leaving for South Korea today so that we get acclimatised to the weather conditions there. None...
  • We can win 4-5 medals at Asian Games, says wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt 20 hours 57 minutes ago

    Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt said on Thursday that Indian wrestlers have it in them to win four-to-five medals, including gold, at the upcoming Asian Games. "We did well at the Commonwealth Games. We are working hard and hopefully will do better in the Asian Games. We can win four-to-five medals...
  • I will be soon playing for Team India, says Irfan Pathan 10 hours 32 minutes ago

    Out-of-favour Indian pacer Irfan Pathan is confident of making a "comeback" to the national fold and said that he would focus on the Ranji Trophy matches to make his presence felt. "I will return very soon. For that my focus is on the forthcoming Ranji matches. I will play all the...
  • Madras HC wants pre-marital tests: Is it invasion of privacy? 21 hours 36 minutes ago

    In a landmark ruling, the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Thursday suggested that prospective couples should get pre-marital clinical examinations to avoid impotency and sexually transmitted diseases (STD) spoiling matrimonial lives. ...
  • Suresh Raina will bat at number five, confirms MS Dhoni 22 hours 53 minutes ago

    Cardiff: The move to send Suresh Raina to bat at number five paid rich dividends as his match-winning century helped India post a 133-run win over England, and it seems the Indian team management is in no mood to tamper with the middle order batsman's position in the batting line-up. "Yes,...
  • I rate Raina's knock as one of the best overseas: Sunil Gavaskar 23 hours 35 minutes ago

    Cardiff: Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar lavished parises on Suresh Raina's match-winning knock in the second ODI against England and rated the left-hander's hundred as one of the best ODI innings overseas. "You have got to rate it as one of the best innings. You can't call it the top innings...
  • Saina, Sindhu reach quarters of World Badminton Championships 21 hours 2 minutes ago

    Copenhagen: India's top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu both survived scares but eventually made their way into the women's singles quarter-finals of the World Championships at the Ballerup Super Arena here Thursday. However, it was the end of the road for Kidambi Srikanth in men's singles and Manu Attri and...
  • BCCI awards Micromax 2014-15 title sponsorship for Rs 18 crore Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Marketing Committee of the BCCI on Thursday awarded the Title Sponsorship for the International Series and Domestic Tournaments to be played in India during the 2014-15 season to Micromax Informatics Limited for an approximate fee of Rs 18 crore. According to a BCCI release, "The winning bid for...
  • Ravi Shastri instilled confidence in the team, says Suresh Raina Yesterday

    Cardiff: Having scored a match-winning 75-ball-100 against England in the second ODI, Suresh Raina attributed his success to Team Director Ravi Shastri's pre-match pep talk, which urged him to go out and express himself. "Ravi Shastri gave us a lot of confidence. He came in the team meeting and said a...
  • 16-year-old shooting sensation Malaika Goel going for Asiad gold Yesterday

    New Delhi: Sixteen-year-old shooting sensation Malaika Goel says the unexpected silver at the Commonwealth Games last month has given her the much-needed confidence to aim for a gold at the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, Korea. Malaika made the shooting world took notice of her in Glasgow where she beat experienced...