Indians

  • Sourav Ganguly set to be annointed as CAB secretary on Sunday 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Former India captain will begin a new innings as cricket administrator when he's elected uncontested for the post of joint-secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) at its 83rd AGM here on Sunday. The CAB AGM would be a mundane affair with 74-year-old cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya taking charge...
  • World Bank President talks on India at 'The Appointment' 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group is on his second visit to India after acceding to the post. The World Bank President terms his meeting with India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitely as positive and added that the world Bank is encouraged by the budget brought in by...
  • After four days, leopard leaves IIT Bombay 9 hours 20 minutes ago

    Mumbai: A leopard which had strayed into the forest-like campus of IIT Bombay finally left after an almost four-day long sojourn early on Saturday, with the institute students, management and forest officials heaving a sigh of relief, an official said. "After searching the entire premises, the forest department has concluded...
  • Venue for War Memorial, museum for Kargil heroes to be finalised soon 8 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The central government would soon finalise the venue for construction of a War Memorial and a museum in the honour of the soldiers who laid down their lives fighting the 1999 Kargil war with Pakistan, said Defence Minister Arun Jaitley after he paid homage to the martyrs at...
  • IAF chopper crashes in Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh, all 7 on board killed Yesterday

    Sitapur: An Air Force helicopter has crashed in Ataria in Sitapur with IAF confirming the death of all 7 people on board. The crashed helicopter was an indigenously developed Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv. It was on its way from Bareilly to Allahabad. Before crashing into an agricultural field, the chopper...
  • Bollywood inspired Indian stalker in Australia Yesterday

    Sydney: An Indian man, facing trial for stalking women in Australia, has told the court his acts were inspired by Bollywood movies. Sandesh Baliga, 31, an Indian national based in the Australian state of Tasmania, has been accused of stalking two women in 2012 and 2013, ABC news reported. The Hobart Magistrates...
  • Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg joins Indian Super League Yesterday

    New Delhi: The much-anticipated Indian Super League has got a further shot in the arm, this time from a Gunner, as Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg signed a deal with the franchise-based event with an aim to give Indian football a taste of English Premier League. "Even though I am retired, when...
  • 13 family members get life sentence for farmer's murder Yesterday

    A local court has awarded life imprisonment to 13 persons, including four women, of a family for killing a tribal farmer in their village over a land dispute last year. District and Sessions Judge Anil Kumar Shukla convicted and sentenced Ratiram Raut (50), Sadhuram (50), Asharam (54), Subhash (59), Mahesh Ram...
  • Martyrs' families remember the bravehearts ahead of Kargil Vijay Diwas Yesterday

    Family members of martyrs who lost their lives in the 1999 Kargil War remember their bravehearts ahead of Kargil Vijay Diwas on Saturday. ...
  • Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh pays homage to the martyrs of Kargil war Yesterday

    Drass: The Army commemorated the 'Vijay Diwas' at the war memorial in Drass in Kargil on Friday. Army Chief General Bikram Singh paid tribute to the martyrs of the Kargil war in a ceremony at the war memorial in Drass. He will also interact with the families of the martyred...
  • Army Chief to visit Drass to pay homage to the martyrs of Kargil war Yesterday

    Drass: India will pay homage to the martyrs of the Kargil War, as the Army celebrates 'Vijay Diwas' at the war memorial in Drass. Army Chief General Bikram Singh will be in Drass on Friday, a day ahead of the Vijay Divas to pay tribute to the martyrs of the...
  • Medak mishap which killed 18 took place due to driver's negligence: Gowda 2 days ago

    Medak: In a horrific incident, 17 children along with the driver were killed on Thursday as a school bus collided with a moving passenger train at an unmanned railway crossing in Medak district in Telangana. The tragic accident took place on Thursday morning at Masayipet of Veldurthi mandal in Medak. The...
  • India rescues 58 more nurses from troubled Iraq 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India has rescued 58 Indian nurses from violence-hit Iraq in an "extremely difficult" operation, days after rescuing 46 Indian nurses who were in the control of the Sunni jihadists in Tikrit. Indian external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said the 58 nurses were "brought out through the land route"...
  • Husband's family forces woman to prove 'chastity' by holding red-hot iron rods 2 days ago

    A local court ordered registration of cases against four people, including a woman's husband and mother-in-law, for allegedly forcing her to "prove" her "chastity" in front of a community panchayat by holding red-hot iron rods, if she wanted to live with her husband. Allegedly, the complainant was asked to "prove her...
  • Remembering Kargil heroes: Late Captain Saurabh Kalia's family awaits justice 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Captain Saurabh Kalia was an officer of the Indian Army who died during the 1999 Kargil war where he was held as a prisoner of war by the Pakistani forces. Saurabh Kalia, then 23 and just a month old in the Army, had been on a patrol duty...
  • Priyanka Chopra on playing the sports icon in the film 'Mary Kom' 2 days ago

    The first trailer of the film 'Mary Kom' was unveiled in Mumbai on Wednesday. The film unfolds the life journey of Indian boxing champion Mary Kom. The film's leading lady Priyanka Chopra talks about her playing the sports icon on the big screen. ...
  • Atletico de Kolkata biggest spender in ISL draft 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Atletico de Kolkata were the biggest spenders, splurging Rs.3.91 crore in buying 14 Indian players at the two-day Indian Super League (ISL) players' draft that concluded here Wednesday. In all, the six ISL franchises spent over Rs.20 crore buying 84 players in the two- day draft. Close on the heels...
  • India's Asia Cup performance is a milestone, says basketball coach 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India basketball coach Scott Flemming has dubbed the country's performance in the recently held 5th FIBA Asia Cup in Wuhan, China, as "a significant milestone for the national team". India, who finished seventh in the tournament, qualified for this year's tournament after winning the South Asian Basketball Association Championship...
  • India seniors Nandy, Climax, Dias picked by ISL franchises 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Experienced footballers Sandip Nandy, Climax Lawrence, N P Pradeep and Steven Dias were among the home-grown stars picked on day two of the domestic players draft for the Indian Super League on Wednesday. A total of 84 players were on offer in the two-day draft process that concluded on Wednesday. Former...
  • Muslim staffer forced to eat during Ramzan fast by Shiv Sena MPs 3 days ago

    A group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forced a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati. The MPs were reportedly upset about not being served Maharashtrian food at the Maharashtra Sadan. After this incident, the Indian Railways subsidiary that was...
  • Caught on camera: Shiv Sena MPs force Muslim staff to eat during Ramzan fast 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A video has now surfaced showing Shiv Sena Thane MP Rajan Vichare forcing a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramzan fast. CNN-IBN has accessed footage which shows Vichare force feeding the staffer. The video gives credence to the allegations that Shiv Sena MPs abused the employee...
  • India likely to grow at 6 per cent in 2014-15: Harvard professor 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian economy is likely to grow at six per cent in 2014-15 and if the new government delivers on its promise of good governance, reversion to a growth rate of around 7-8 per cent can occur in coming years, Harvard University professor Gita Gopinath said. "Let's just say...
  • Maharashtra Sadan staffer forced to eat during Ramzan fast by Shiv Sena MPs 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A shocking case has been reported in the power corridors of Delhi. A group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs allegedly abused and forced a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati. The MPs were reportedly miffed at not being served...
  • Rupee rises 15 paise to end at over one-week high of 60.09 against US dollar 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Rupee rose 15 paise to end at over one-week high of 60.09 against US dollar on Wednesday. Extending its rising streak for the second straight session, the rupee strengthened by 12 paise to trade at 60.12 against the US dollar in early trade on Wednesday on sustained foreign capital...
  • Remembering Kargil heroes: How Pak soldier Captain Sher Khan was acknowledged by India too 3 days ago

    Drass: Captain Sher Khan of the Pakistan Army was someone whose bravery was acknowledged by his enemy, the Indian side as well during the Kargil war. 15 years on, Captain Sher Khan remains a hero. His name, his image is everywhere and even his native village in Pakistan's tribal Waziristan...
  • Atletico de Kolkata select seven Indian players 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Atletico de Kolkata on Tuesday signed seven Indian players on day one of the two-day inaugural eight-team Hero Indian Super League domestic players draft held here on Tuesday. Atletico de Kolkata signed up Arnab Mondal, Mohammed Rafi, Mohammed Rafique, Rakesh Masih, Cavin Lobo, Biswajit Saha and Denzil Franco. The club...
  • Money not very good but ISL won't harm Indian football: Bhaichung Bhutia 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia is not particularly happy with the pay packages on offer in the much-awaited Indian Super League but insists that the event won't be detrimental to the sport either. "I am definitely not happy with the money. I would want them to get much more...
  • Subrata Paul, Nabi to play for Mumbai in ISL 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Current India custodian Subrata Paul and midfielder Syed Rahim Nabi were the big signings by Mumbai franchise on day one of the two-day inaugural eight-team Hero Indian Super League domestic players draft held here on Tuesday. The other major signings for the day were defenders Nirmal Chetri and Gouramangi Singh,...
  • ISL foreign player draft to be held next month 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Footballers from South American countries powerhouses such as Brazil and Colombia along with those from Europe would be a part of the international players draft of the Hero Indian Super League to be held next month. "We will have the international players draft next month and 49 players would feature...
  • 38 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy 4 days ago

    Rameswaram: Thirty-eight fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy personnel on Monday. All the fishermen are from villages in Rameswaram and Pudukottai apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy. Nine boats belonging to the Indian fishermen have also been seized. Last month, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa urged the Central government...