INDIA

  • Magnus Carlsen held up his nerves better: Anand 2 hours 37 minutes ago

    Chennai: In a battle of nerves Norwegian World chess champion Magnus Carlsen held up his own better, said the losing challenger from India Viswanathan Anand on Sunday. Addressing the media after losing the 11th game and the match in Russia, Anand termed the match as tough and that Carlsen held up...
  • Double points finish for Force India at season-ending Abu Dhabi GP 2 hours 42 minutes ago

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India ended the 2014 season on a high with Nico Hulkenberg finishing the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in sixth position just ahead of teammate Sergio Perez, here on Sunday. With double points on offer in the season-ending race at the majestic Yas Marina Circuit, Force India collected...
  • Sports Minister, Vijender Singh want AIBA to be lenient on Sarita Devi 3 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Boxer L Sarita Devi on Sunday got support from Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Olympic bronze medallist pugilist Vijender Singh, who said that world body AIBA should take a lenient decision on her for refusing to accept her Asian Games medal after a controversial defeat. Sarita's career has been...
  • Pakistan to have 200 nuclear weapons by 2020: US think tank 4 hours 13 minutes ago

    Washington: Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear weapons programme in the world and by 2020 it could have enough fissile material to produce more than 200 nuclear devices, a top American think tank has said. "Though many states are downsising their stockpiles, Asia is witnessing a buildup. Pakistan has the fastest-growing...
  • India does not rule out Modi-Sharif meet at SAARC 5 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India on Sunday did not rule out a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit, saying that he is keen to have meaningful dialogues with as many south Asian leaders as possible. Answering queries from mediapersons,...
  • Wharton's Modi move augurs 'dark days' for plurality of views 6 hours 21 minutes ago

    Washington: The prestigious Wharton India Forum's flip-flop last year over an invitation to Narendra Modi reflects "dark days" for intellectual diversity on American campuses, a top US official has said. "These are dark days for intellectual diversity on campuses. The number of speakers who have been formally disinvited from speaking on...
  • Australia the team to beat at World Cup: Michael Vaughan 6 hours 39 minutes ago

    London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Sunday said that having hit upon a rich vein of form against South Africa, Australia have emerged as the front-runners and will be the team to beat at the World Cup in their own backyard, starting February 14 next year. Australia thrashed South Africa...
  • Australia displace India as top ODI team 6 hours 44 minutes ago

    Four-time World Champion Australia on Sunday returned to the top of the One-Day International (ODI) Team Rankings, displacing India, after defeating South Africa 4-1 in a five-match series, as per the latest International Cricket Council release. Australia started the series in third position on 114 ratings points but equalled India's 117...
  • Indian women's hockey team to tour Italy 7 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Indian women's hockey team will visit Italian capital Rome for training and to play test matches on Dec 1-12 to prepare for the World League Round 2. Hockey India (HI) selectors Surinder Kaur, Harbinder Singh, Mamta Kharab, director high performance Roelant Oltmans, chief coach Neil Hawgood and coach...
  • Coal India trade unions call off strike in victory for PM Modi 7 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The labour unions of state-run Coal India have called off a strike planned for Monday in protest against a stake sale and opening up of the industry, setting the stage for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to press ahead with energy reforms. Coal India holds a monopoly on commercial coal...
  • Parvez Rasool targets World Cup selection 9 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir cricketer Parvez Rasool is targeting a spot in the Indian team which will play in the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. "The target now is selection for the World Cup. There are multi-day matches coming up and the aim is to do...
  • My captaincy success depends on team-mates: Kohli 10 hours 18 minutes ago

    Sydney: Virat Kohli says his team-mates will determine the success or otherwise of his captaincy when he takes charge of India in place of Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the first Test against Australia next month. The 26-year-old batsman will make his Test captaincy bow in Brisbane on December 4 while Dhoni...
  • Sarjubala Devi, Saweety enter finals of World Boxing Championships 10 hours 40 minutes ago

    Korea: Indian boxers Sarjubala Devi (48kg) and Saweety (81kg) continued their prolific form to enter the Women's World Boxing Championships with thumping wins and assure themselves of at least a silver each on Sunday. Sarjubala, a 2011 world youth champion, defeated Thailand's Chuthamat Raksat 38-38 40-36 39-37, while Saweety got the...
  • PM Narendra Modi copying my scheme of adopting villages, building toilets, says Mulayam 10 hours 45 minutes ago

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "copying" his schemes of adopting villages and constructing toilets. "He (Modi) is talking about adopting villages. I have adopted villages in 1990. The Prime Minister is copying me. I have done all this. I have initiated...
  • ICC Women's Championship: India hope for a winning start against South Africa 11 hours 43 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: Riding high on confidence after notching an innings win in the one-off Test at Mysuru last week, the Mithali Raj-led Indian women's cricket team will seek to carry the momentum into the one-day series against South Africa commencing Monday. All three One-Day Internationals (ODI) will take place here Nov 24,...
  • Don't judge Kohli's captaincy by just one Test: Azharuddin 13 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India's stand-in-skipper Virat Kohli is facing baptism by fire in the first Test against Australia in Brisbane next month, but former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin feels the result of this one match should not be the basis for passing a judgement on his leadership skills. "You should not be...
  • Air India expresses inability to seat upgrade, more free baggage for MPs 13 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Cash-strapped Air India has expressed inability to upgrade seats of MPs to business class or carry their extra baggage for free, especially in flights which have all upper class seats booked by paid passengers. Noting that it gets a large number of requests from MPs regarding upgrades, the national...
  • Ganguly was an emotional captain, Dhoni is not: VVS Laxman 13 hours 5 minutes ago

    Indian Test legend VVS Laxman said former India captain and teammate Sourav Ganguly was a good leader who identified match-winners. Laxman, who was known for his elegant and skillful wrist-play, heaped praise on Ganguly's captaincy at the 'Hindustan Times Leadership Summit' in New Delhi on Saturday. "A good leader identifies match-winners...
  • Burnt-out Brad Haddin thought of quitting cricket 14 hours 27 minutes ago

    Melbourne: He could be leading Australia against India in the upcoming Test series if Michael Clarke fails to recover in time from injury but Brad Haddin himself felt so drained physically and mentally not too long back that he contemplated quitting cricket. In a 'Daily Telegraph' report quoting rugby player Tom...
  • Roelant Oltmans to coach India at Champions Trophy hockey: reports 15 hours 4 minutes ago

    Terry Walsh's association with Indian hockey seems to have drawn to a close even though the Australian flew back home saying he would convey his final decision to Sports Authority of India (SAI) over the weekend that ends today. Reports in the media on Saturday suggested Walsh has sent a final...
  • India needs 25 million housing units, will touch 38 million by 2030 16 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has launched its much awaited biggest housing scheme offering 26,000 flats of which 24,000 are one room sets meant for the lower income group. However, despite the scale of the scheme it is unlikely to bridge the housing gap in the city....
  • Couple of two-day matches not sufficient to open Australia tour, says Ganguly 16 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Not really impressed with the preparation that India will have going into the Test series against Australia, former captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said a couple of two-day practice games are just not enough. India will start the Test series against Australia on December 4 and play two practice...
  • India one of Twitter's fastest growing markets 16 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With more and more people getting engaged with the micro-blogging website, India is turning out to be one of the fastest growing markets for the US-based Twitter, a top company official said here Saturday. "India is a big market for us. It is one of our fastest growing markets...
  • India approves $2.6 billion mounted gun purchase, says official 17 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India approved on Saturday the purchase of 814 mounted gun systems for the Army at a cost of Rs 157.5 billion ($2.55 billion), a defence ministry spokesman said. India, already the world's largest arms importer, is in the midst of a $100 billion defence upgrade. In October, the new...
  • From Hafiz Saeed to Dawood Ibrahim, all sheltered by Pak: Rajnath Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: Ahead of next week's SAARC Summit, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said India was open to talks with Pakistan but Islamabad should take the first step to resume dialogue. "If not today then tomorrow, one side will have to take the first step. We have always spoken of...
  • Force India confirm Sergio Perez for 2015 and beyond Yesterday

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India on Saturday made it official that Mexican driver Sergio Perez will continue racing with the team in 2015 and beyond. Team principal Vijay Mallya had already said that he would be happy to retain Perez and his German teammate Nico Hulkenberg for another year. The announcement...
  • Sania Mirza aims to be number one in doubles Yesterday

    Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza on Saturday said she wants to reach No. 1 position in the world rankings before bidding adieu to the game. "I am six in the world and I would like to be number 1 before I retire," the tennis player replied to a query on her...
  • Formula One: Force India miss top-10 again in qualifying Yesterday

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India's Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg set the 13th and 14th fastest time in the qualifying of the Formula 1 season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix here on Saturday. Either of the Force India cars have not made Q3 since the Italian Grand Prix in early September. Both...
  • Problems persist for Dhoni in Tests but can win World Cup: Sourav Ganguly Yesterday

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who won the World Cup for India in 2011 after 28 long years, should stay at the helm for the team to defend their title in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. During the Test series in England, which...
  • Chitra, Amee make it to the knockouts of World Snooker Championship Yesterday

    Bangalore: Chitra Magimairajan and young Amee Kamani on Saturday qualified for the knock-out stage of the Seaways-IBSF World Snooker Championship after recording convincing victories over their respective rivals, here. Bengaluru-based veteran Magimairajan brushed aside compatriot Meenal Thakur 3-1 for her fourth win while 22-year old Kamani from Mumbai chalked up her...