INDIA

  • Four female SAI students of Kerala's Punnamada centre attempt suicide, one dies 49 minutes ago

    Four female students, undergoing training at the Water Sports Centre of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) at Punnamada in Kerala, allegedly attempted suicide by consuming a poisonous fruit on Wednesday. One of the students has died and the other three are in critical condition. According to MK Ramesan, sub-inspector Alappuzha...
  • IMF welcomes passage of GST by Indian parliament 51 minutes ago

    Singapore: International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday welcomed passage of the long-pending Goods and Services Tax (GST) by the Indian parliament, saying it will lead to long-term sustainable growth in the country. "We welcome the introduction of GST and one of the fiscal reforms and it is one of the key...
  • China proposes joint mining of Indian Ocean with India 54 minutes ago

    Beijing: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here next week, China has said it is "eager to cooperate" with India on deep seabed mining in the Indian Ocean where its deep diving vessel reported to have discovered large deposits of precious metals like gold and silver. "With quickening oceanic development...
  • Famous, liberal Saudi Arabian columnist Khalaf Al-Harbi calls India the most tolerant nation in the world 4 hours 35 minutes ago

    Those who claim that India is becoming an intolerant nation must read this. Khalaf Al-Harbi is a liberal columnist and a thinker from Saudi Arabia. His liberal views and objective columns on various issues are a big hit and widely discussed across the world. In his latest column in 'Saudi Gazette',...
  • India closer to biggest tax reform in decades as GST Bill crosses the first hurdle in Parliament 4 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A major tax reform cleared a key hurdle in Parliament on Wednesday, when the Lok Sabha passed a Bill to replace a patchwork of levies by the central and state governments with a single nationwide sales tax. One of major reforms proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Goods...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 12 hours 43 minutes ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Salman Khan convicted in hit-and-run case: Will this set precedent for drunken driving cases in India? 12 hours 57 minutes ago

    Actor Salman Khan, who has been pronounced guilty by a Mumbai Sessions Court of all charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case, has been granted interim bail for two days in 2002 hit-and-run-case. ...
  • India likely to ask Pakistan how 26/11 accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi got bail, who stood for surety bond 13 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India is likely to ask Pakistan as to how 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi was released from jail on bail in violation of the United Nations norms as his outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba was a designated terrorist group. New Delhi is expected to send a diplomatic note to...
  • India, Iran sign pact on developing Chabahar port 15 hours 5 minutes ago

    Tehran: Notwithstanding US objections, India on Wednesday went ahead with the signing of an agreement with Iran for the development of the strategically important Chabahar port which will give India sea-land access route to Afghanistan bypassing Pakistan. The pact was signed after comprehensive talks between visiting Road Transport and Highways...
  • Post-quake renovations begin in Nepal; death toll nears 7,700 16 hours 17 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Nepal on Wednesday mounted post-quake renovation works as it declared the Rastrapati Bhawan and thousands of buildings and homes unsafe for use after the devastating temblor that killed at least 7,652 people. Eighty personnel of India's National Disaster Response Force, which had the largest presence in Nepal after the...
  • Cyber attacks being launched from China, other nations: Ravi Shankar Prasad 16 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Cyber attacks are being launched from China and some other nations to penetrate computer networks of government organisations in India, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. To deal with these issues, the government has taken a number of measure to enhance cyber security and prevent cyber spying attacks, Minister of...
  • Mathias Arhens named Indian women's hockey team coach 17 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: German Mathias Ahrens has been appointed the new chief coach of the Indian women's hockey team. The team was without a coach since the departure of Neil Hawgood of Australia in November 2014. Hockey India (HI) had appointed Anthony Thornton in January but the New Zealander failed to turn...
  • Rajya Sabha passes Bangladesh Land Boundary Accord Bill 18 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the bill to operationalise the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh, and the entailing exchange of enclaves between the two countries. The Constitution (One Hundred and Nineteenth Amendment) Bill, 2013, was unanimously passed by the upper house, with 180 votes in favour and none...
  • India working with WTO members for solution on food security 19 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India is working with WTO members to ensure a permanent solution at the "earliest" on the issue of food security, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. Ending months-long deadlock, the WTO in November 2014 acceded to India's demand to remove constraints on the food stockpiling issue. "India is working with the...
  • Hockey: India should press on the goals against Japan in 3rd Test 19 hours 24 minutes ago

    Bhubaneswar: Following Tuesday's win over Japan, the Indian hockey team will be high on confidence when they take on the east Asian country in the third match of the four-game bilateral Tests at the Kalinga Stadium on Thursday. India have their strategies in place to counter Japan's style of play and...
  • Sports Authority of India to appoint 119 coaches in 24 disciplines 19 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) is all set to appoint 119 coaches on contract basis across the country with an aim to augment the availability of trainers in selected disciplines. Continuing with its mandate of development and promotion of sports in India, SAI has invited applications from eligible...
  • Indian athletics team leaves for Asian Youth Championships 21 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A 22-member Indian athletics team, comprising nine girls and 13 boys, left for Doha on Wednesday to take part in the first-ever Asian Youth Championships to be held from May 8 to 11. The team members include upcoming talents like Beant Singh (800 metres), Jisna Mathew (200m, 400m) -...
  • Rafale deal: India, France set up teams to work out details 21 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India and France on Wednesday decided to set up teams to work out details of the acquisition of 36 Rafale fighter jets in fly-away condition in a "time bound manner". The decision came following the meeting between visting French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and his counterpart here Manohar...
  • Archery Association of India in search of sponsors after Tata pull out 22 hours 17 minutes ago

    Kolkata: With just little more than a year to go for the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Archery Association of India (AAI) is desperately looking for a new sponsor after Tata decided to pull out midway into a three-year deal. "Archery Association of India invites sponsors," reads a flash in its official...
  • Pakistan Army accuses India of backing terrorism in rare rebuke 22 hours 40 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's military has accused India's main intelligence agency of whipping up terrorism in Pakistan in rare public criticism that could increase tension between the nuclear-armed rivals. The accusation came after a meeting of the Army's top commanders at the military's headquarters in the city of Rawalpindi on Tuesday to review...
  • Bruce Edgar steps down as New Zealand cricket selector Yesterday

    Bangalore: Bruce Edgar has decided against accepting a revised role as general manager of the national selection panel, New Zealand Cricket announced on Wednesday. Edgar, whose two-year contract ran its course in April, assisted Mike Hesson, the New Zealand coach, in matters relating to team selection, while also picking the New...
  • 'Modi government's 1st year best years of Indian economic reform', says US expert Yesterday

    Washington: The first year of the new Modi government is one of the best years for India in terms of liberalisation and economic reforms, a top US expert has said. "While we cannot claim this has been a perfect year in terms of liberalising the economy, it has been one of...
  • Zimbabwe set to tour Pakistan despite security risks Yesterday

    Zimbabwe's scheduled limited-overs tour of Pakistan later this month is set to go ahead despite a warning of "unacceptable risk" from the Federation of International Cricketers' Association on Tuesday (May 5). Alastair Campbell, managing director of Zimbabwe Cricket, along with three security experts flew in to Pakistan in the early hours...
  • China says Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit next week Yesterday

    Beijing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China next week, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, his first trip to India's northern neighbour since being elected last year. Modi will be in China from May 14-16, the ministry said in a brief statement. China and India have growing commercial links and...
  • Bollywood does not make good children's films, filmmakers here don't respect kids' intelligence: Irrfan Khan Yesterday

    New Delhi: Actor Irrfan Khan, who will be next seen in American sci-fi movie 'Jurassic World', feels Bollywood filmmakers should take a cue from their Hollywood counterparts on how to make quality children's films. The 48-year-old father of two said Bollywood films disrespect children's intelligence. "I am so eager to...
  • IPL 8: Rayudu powers Mumbai Indians to a 5-wicket victory against Delhi Yesterday

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians had a strange batting order. They needed to overcome two rain interruptions in a chase that had gotten off on the wrong foot. They were up against a high-quality bowling attack. But in Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard, they had two masters of the chase. Confronted with...
  • Coffers drying up, Greenpeace stares at shutdown within a month Yesterday

    New Delhi: Greenpeace India on Tuesday said that it was staring at an "imminent" shutdown within a month in the absence of funds for staff salaries and accused the government of "strangulating" it by stealth after the freezing of its funds. In his address to the Greenpeace India staff, Executive...
  • India beat Japan 2-0 in second hockey Test Yesterday

    Bhubaneswar: A confident India outfit pulled off a 2-0 win over Japan in the second match of the four Test series on Tuesday. The Indians surged into the lead through a 27th minute strike from SK Uthappa before Dharamvir Singh doubled the lead in the 48th minute. The match had an interesting...
  • There's no witch hunt against Srinivasan: BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur Yesterday

    Thakur told CNN-IBN individuals aren't important and that Indian cricket should make the headlines, not its administrators. ...
  • KKR missing Narine but Hogg has been remarkable: Manish Pandey Yesterday

    The Kolkata Knight Riders' batsman added that his role at No. 3 is to lend solidarity to the team's middle order. ...