INDIA

  • Mismatch between supply and demand of skilled manpower: Manmohan Singh 25 minutes ago

    Kochi: Noting that quality of higher education in the country 'leaves much to be desired', former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said there was a 'mismatch' between supply and demand of skilled manpower, India's USP. "A disconcerting aspect of our education system is the mismatch between supply...
  • HIL's top pic Tom Boon draws inspiration from Sardar Singh, Jamie Dwyer 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Surprised to emerge as the costliest player ever of the Hockey India League (HIL), Belgian forward Tom Boon says besides his family he has always looked upto India captain Sardar Singh, Australian great Jamie Dwyer and Dutch legend Teun de Nooijer for inspiration. Boon, who was born in a...
  • Chandrababu Naidu meets Japan PM to seek co-operation on developing AP 44 minutes ago

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, currently on a visit to Japan, on Friday met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who expressed confidence that bilateral ties between India and his country would be strengthened further. During the meeting, Abe said Japan would extend full cooperation to Andhra Pradesh in building...
  • Chinese prodigy knocks out Pankaj Advani in World Snooker 51 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: China's 14-year-old Yan Bingtao broke Indian hearts by defeating title favourite Pankaj Advani 6-4 to storm into the men's semi-finals at the IBSF World Snooker Championships on Friday. In a manner of speaking, the 29-year-old Advani, who came into the tournament as holder of 12 World titles and a hot...
  • P V Sindhu enters semis of Macau Open 1 hour 55 minutes ago

    Macau: Defending champion P V Sindhu continued her good run and entered the semi-finals of the women's singles competition after beating China's Han Li in three games at the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold on Friday. World No. 11 Sindhu prevailed over the fifth seeded Chinese 21-17, 19-21, 21-16 in a...
  • Singapore riots: Indian to be caned for instigating crowd 2 hours 53 minutes ago

    Singapore: An Indian national in Singapore was on Friday sentenced to receive three strokes of cane in addition to an earlier 25-month jail term for his involvement in Little India riots last December, the country's worst street violence in 40 years. 42-year-old Samiyappan Sellathurai, who was sentenced to 25 months imprisonment...
  • First Test between Ind-Aus should go ahead: former Australia's skippers 3 hours 55 minutes ago

    Sydney: Former skippers Ian Chappell and Mark Taylor feel next week's first Test between India and Australia in Brisbane should go ahead as it would help the cricketers and the fans to come out and share the mourning of the loss of Phillip Hughes. The cricket world was left devastated on...
  • IFFI should have a proper red carpet like Cannes and Venice Film Festival: Wendell Rodricks 8 hours 43 minutes ago

    Panaji: Noted designer Wendell Rodricks feels that International Film Festival of India (IFFI) should have a 'proper' red carpet like the international festivals to promote fashion. The Goa-based designer said that the rich Indian fashion can be promoted through the festival if organisers focus on the glamour side of it. "IFFI...
  • If India wants to restore ties with Pakistan, Kashmir issue must be discussed 'seriously': Nawaz Sharif 9 hours 2 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said India should not have cancelled the Foreign Secretary-level talks, insisting that there was "nothing new" in consulting Kashmiri leaders ahead of a dialogue. "We had been talking to the Kashmiri leaders in the past whenever Pakistan-India talks are held. This is nothing new...
  • Australia-India Test still in limbo after Phillip Hughes' death 9 hours 46 minutes ago

    Emotions were still too raw in the wake of the death of Phillip Hughes to make a decision on whether to go ahead with next week's first Test against India, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said on Friday. Indian cricket officials were being kept closely informed, Sutherland added, and had...
  • WTO impasse ends, India's food security concerns taken on board 10 hours 45 minutes ago

    Geneva/New Delhi: Ending months-long deadlock, the WTO on Friday approved a trade facilitation pact while agreeing to India's demand for continuing the peace clause till a permanent solution is found to the food stockpiling issue, crucial for continuing food security scheme. "Until a permanent solution is agreed and adopted...(WTO) members shall...
  • Air India offers discounted fares on select global routes 18 hours 13 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Triggering a fresh round of fare war on international routes, national carrier Air India announced limited-period heavily discounted two-way fares on select global flights, starting Rs 19,999 ahead of the winter holiday rush. Inclusive return fares under the Short-Term Global Winter Sale Bonanza, which covers some of the major...
  • Hulkenberg to race F1 and Le Mans next year 18 hours 52 minutes ago

    German driver Nico Hulkenberg will race in next year's Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race with Porsche as well as Formula One with Force India, the German manufacturer said in a statement on Thursday. The 27-year-old, who will also race in the Spa six hours in May, will be the first...
  • Uncertainty over N Srinivasan and CSK deepens 19 hours 19 minutes ago

    The Supreme Court on Thursday raised questions on the conflict of interest issue arising out of Srinivasan heading the BCCI and also owning IPL franchise CSK. ...
  • Is it time to sack N Srinivasan and disqualify CSK? 19 hours 26 minutes ago

    The Supreme Court on Thursday threw suggestions whether those named in the Mudgal Committee report should be kept out of BCCI elections and CSK should be scrapped from IPL. ...
  • Modi-Sharif handshake a face-saver for Kathmandu SAARC Summit, Pakistan to host next one in 2015 19 hours 59 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit waited for a handshake between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif for it to be successful. Pakistan had already spiked three agreements, engulfing the summit in despondency. But the summit came to an end on Thursday...
  • FIFA bans former AIFF Gen Secy Colaco on bribery charges 20 hours 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former All India Football Federation General Secretary Alberto Colaco was on Thursday banned by FIFA for three years from any activity related to the game for taking a bribe in a controversial election of an executive committee member of the world body in 2009. Colaco was handed the ban...
  • CSK effect: India Cements shares continues to downslide 21 hours 16 minutes ago

    Chennai: The share price of cement major India Cements Ltd continued its fall to close on Thursday at Rs 94.60 at the Bombay Stock Exchange. Trading at a price of around Rs 105 November 21, the Rs 10 face value script had a steep fall to Rs 95.35 on Tuesday and...
  • Should N Srinivasan be sacked and CSK barred from IPL? 21 hours 36 minutes ago

    The SC has also asked the BCCI to form a new board leaving aside the four non-players named in the Mudgal report and then taken action against those involved. ...
  • Maruti Alto 800 tops quality among entry level cars: Study 21 hours 45 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Maruti's entry level model Alto 800 ranks highest in the entry compact segment for initial quality, while rival Hyundai's i10 gets the top slot in the compact segment, said a study on Thursday. According to JD Power 2014 India Initial Quality Study rankings,...
  • Supreme Court observes Chennai Super Kings should be disqualified 22 hours 2 minutes ago

    The SC observed that amid the conflict of interest mentioned in the Mudgal report, IPL franchise CSK must be disqualified and the ownership details of CSK and India Cements be presented in the court. ...
  • India initiates process to formulate guidelines for TB 23 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India is the first country which has initiated the process of formulating standardised clinical guidelines for managing extra-pulmonary tuberculosis that occurs in the body other than lung parenchyma. The Union Health Ministry in collaboration with the AIIMS are in the process of framing...
  • Modi's maiden SAARC visit a success; meeting Sharif a normal courtesy: MEA 23 hours 34 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit came to an end on Thursday evening with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif's handshake on the concluding day hogging the limelight. The Ministry of External Affairs termed Modi's maiden SAARC summit a success. ...
  • Centre says 24 Indian fishermen currently in detention in Sri Lanka 23 hours 50 minutes ago

    New Delhi: 24 Indian fishermen are currently under detention or arrest in Sri Lankan jails on the charge of alleged fishery related violation, the government said on Thursday. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Gen...
  • Kidambi Srikanth jumps to 8th spot in badminton rankings Yesterday

    Kuala Lumpur: Leading Indian male singles shuttler Kidambi Srikanth jumped two places to the eighth position in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. The 21-year-old recently entered the semi-final in the Hong Kong Open, which helped him rise two places as comptriot Parupalli Kashyap also rose a...
  • India's practice match against CA XI cancelled to honour Phillip Hughes Yesterday

    Adelaide: The two-day tour match between the Cricket Australia (CA) XI and India was cancelled as a mark of respect for Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who died Thursday after being hit by a bouncer in a domestic first-class match. "CA today advises that the two-day tour match between CA XI and...
  • Cricket Australia, BCCI need to decide fate of first Test: Gavaskar Yesterday

    New Delhi: Phillip Hughes' sad demise barely a week before the first India and Australia Test has put a question mark over the series opener and batting great Sunil Gavaskar feels the onus now is on the cricket boards of the two nations to decide whether to call off the...
  • BCCI expresses condolences to Phil Hughes' family Yesterday

    Mumbai: The Board of Control for cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday expressed their deepest condolences to the family and friends of late batsman Phillip Hughes who died after being struck on the head by a bouncer. "On behalf of the BCCI, I express my deepest condolences to the family and...
  • Government to raise coal producing capability of Coal India Limited Yesterday

    New Delhi: Government will enhance the coal producing capability of Coal India Limited (CIL) by infusing latest technology, the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday. Coal Minister Piyush Goyal also said that the e-auction of the coal blocks cancelled by the Supreme Court would be completed by March 31 next....
  • GDP growth set to weaken, business wants reforms more than rate cut Yesterday

    Mumbai: Anticipating data out on Friday will show weakening economic growth, the finance ministry will argue for an interest rate cut, but bankers and company executives say the key to recovery lies in how fast Prime Minister Narendra Modi acts on reforms. "Interest rates are also important, but more important is...