Indians

  • ISL: Kerala Blasters sign up Andrew Barisic and Penn Orji 11 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Kerala Blasters on Monday announced signing up Andrew Barisic and Penn Orji, bolstering their frontline attack for the forthcoming Indian Super League. Barisic played for Melbourne Knights in 2004 and then two years later he played for Germany-based Oberliga Nord Club, Arminia Hannover. In December 2007, he signed with his...
  • Tatra scam: Lt Gen Tejinder Singh moves Delhi High Court against arrest 11 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Lieutenant General (Retd) Tejinder Singh filed a bail application in the Delhi High Court on Monday after he was arrested on the orders of a Delhi court in the Tatra scam case. Lt Gen (retd) Singh has been accused of allegedly offering Rs 14 crore bribe to then Army...
  • Deserter IAF Wing Commander caught trying to cross over to Pakistan 12 hours 34 minutes ago

    Jaipur: Indian Air Force Wing Commander Shashank Shekhar, who has been declared a deserter by force, has been caught by the Border Security Force (BSF) near Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan's Anoopgarh while allegedly trying to cross the border. Shekhar, who hails from Ambala City, had hidden some documents and his...
  • SC refuses to reinstate Srinivasan as BCCI president 9 hours 50 minutes ago

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Justice Mukul Mudgal committee to complete its investigation into the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal in two months, while declining BCCI's request to reinstate N Srinivasan as the board's president. SC also allowed the Mudgal committee to file another interim report while giving it the...
  • Rupee up 3 paise against dollar in early trade 20 hours 15 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The rupee recovered by three paise to 60.47 against the US dollar in early trade on Monday on sustained foreign capital inflows amid the country's economic growth rate improving to two-and-half year high of 5.7 per cent in the April-June quarter. Increased selling of dollars by banks and exporters amid...
  • Indian men's hockey team to face Sri Lanka in Asian Games opener Yesterday

    New Delhi: India men will face Sri Lanka in their tournament opener while the women's team will be up against Thailand in their first match of the hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 to October 4. The Sardar Singh-led Indian...
  • I'm very enthusiastic about ISL adventure: Del Piero Yesterday

    New Delhi: Italy's renowned World Cup winner Alessandro Del Piero has called the Indian Super League football tournament an "adventure" and said he was "enthusiastic" about embarking on this new journey. "I'm very enthusiastic about this adventure. It fits perfectly with the way I chose to move forward since I left...
  • IOA ad-hoc committee calls meeting, Boxing India fumes Yesterday

    New Delhi: The administrative mess in Indian boxing is showing no signs of ending as of now but the Indian Olympic Association's ad-hoc committee, in-charge of the sport right now, has called a meeting of the state associations to finalise the dates of the National Championship. But the meeting, set for...
  • Book paints the stories of Indian fighter pilots from 1971 war Yesterday

    New Delhi: The heroism, gallantry, flying skills and unmovable determination displayed by Indian fighter pilots during the 1971 liberation war of Bangladesh is the subject of a new book. Recounted in third person by Dhirendra S Jafa, Wing Commander (Retd.) Indian Air Force, Death Wasn't Painful, brought by Sage books, salutes...
  • TWTW: Who is the only boss of Indian Cricket team? Yesterday

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha comments on the Indian cricket team. While BCCI appointed former captain Ravi Shastri as Director of Cricket for the ODI series, skipper MS Dhoni came out openly in support of coach Duncan Fletcher. ...
  • Anglo-Indian social activist seeks nomination to Lok Sabha Yesterday

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu-based social activist Diana Grace Thomas is seeking nomination to Lok Sabha on behalf of Anglo-Indian community by the Narendra Modi government claiming support from international and national activists. 33-year-old Diana, who was born in Erode, has written to Prime Minister Modi on the issue. "I have support from...
  • Indian-American scholar to explore dinosaur extinction 2 days ago

    Houston: An Indian-American scholar has won the prestigious 'Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award' which includes a grant to study the causes behind Dinosaur extinction. Sankar Chatterjee, a Horn Professor of Palaeontology and Curator at the Museum of Texas University, will travel in the spring of 2015 to India to continue...
  • Congress proved right, GDP data shows decline in economic growth halted in 2013-14: Chidambaram 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In response to the first quarter growth figures being the highest its been in two-and-a-half years, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said that the results are in line with the Congress's stand that the decline in growth had ended in their term. "Congress party and I are...
  • Four gen-next Indian-origin economists in IMF list of 25 2 days ago

    Washington: Four economists of Indian origin have been featured in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) list of 25 economists under 45 who are shaping the way one thinks about the global economy. The "Generation Next" list of "economists under 45 (who) will have the most influence in the coming decades on...
  • Bullet trains expected to be on agenda during PM Modi's Japan visit 2 days ago

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for a five-day trip to Japan, hopes are high that the issue of bullet trains will feature on the agenda. The NDA government had promised to launch bullet train in its Railway Budget. While presenting the Railway Budget, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda...
  • India lodges strong protest with Pak over ceasefire violations 3 days ago

    Jammu: India on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over repeated ceasefire violations by the neigbouring country. BSF and Pak Rangers held a key sector commander-level flag meeting to defuse tension along the Indo-Pak border due to these violations. The DIG-Brigade commander level meeting was held between BSF and Pak...
  • India lodges strong protest with Pak over ceasefire violations at third flag meet 3 days ago

    India on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over repeated ceasefire violations by the neigbouring country. The BSF and Pak Rangers held a key sector commander-level flag meeting to defuse tension along the Indo-Pak border due to these violations. ...
  • April-June GDP growth at 5.7 per cent, highest in last nine quarters 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian economy registered its highest growth in nine quarters this financial year. According to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, the Indian economy registered a GDP growth of 5.7 per cent in the April-June quarter of 2014-15. The GDP rose from 4.6 per cent in the last...
  • Rohit set to miss CLT20, Pollard front-runner to lead Mumbai Indians 3 days 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...
  • Indian power station coal stocks lowest since 2012 blackouts 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Half of India's thermal power stations have less than a week's supply of coal on hand, according to weekly data, the lowest level since mid-2012 when hundreds of millions of people were cut off in one of the world's worst blackouts. There was a sharp fall in power output...
  • 25 Indian workers arrested in Kuwait on murder charges 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Reportedly, 25 Indians in Kuwait have been arrested on murder charges on Friday. The External Affairs Ministry has reacted to the situation stating that India's Mission has taken up problems with Kuwaiti authorities and will soon provide necessary assistance. The ministry has also said that all Indians in...
  • Brazilian star Ronaldinho in talks with ISL's Chennai Titans: report 3 days 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 3 days 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...
  • PM pays tribute to hockey legend Dhyan Chand 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tribute to hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary, which is being celebrated every year as National Sports Day. "Our tributes to legendary Major Dhyan Chand on National Sports Day. His determination and dedication towards sports continues to inspire," Modi...
  • IPL Scandal: Mudgal panel submits interim report, SC hearing on Sept 1 3 days ago

    The Justice Mukul Mudgal committee probing the Indian Premier League's spot-fixing and betting scandal submitted it's interim report to the Supreme Court on Friday, and the SC will hear the case on September 1. The Mudgal committee submitted its report in a sealed envelope and is likely to seek a two-month...
  • Alessandro Del Piero signs for Delhi Dynamos in Indian Super league 3 days ago

    Former Italy great Alessandro Del Piero will play for the Delhi franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) and will also be the competition's brand ambassador, the ex-Juventus player has said. "I am happy to announce that I have just signed a contract that will tie me to the club Dynamos...
  • Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao suggests stringent laws be made to check portrayal of women trafficking, and female infanticide in films 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Thursday asked the state police chief to consider taking action against films and television serials portraying violence against women. The chief minister feels that portrayal of violence and atrocities against women in the movies and television soaps amount to encouraging crime against women and...
  • No role in BCCI elections as of now, says Lalit Modi 4 days ago

    Although relieved at his passport being restored following the Delhi High Court verdict, Lalit Modi said that he "will not have any role to play" in the upcoming BCCI AGM as the Supreme Court-appointed Mukul Mudgal committee has not submitted its report yet. The former IPL chairman also indicated that if...
  • IPL Scandal: Mudgal committee to submit interim report in SC on Friday 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court appointed probe commission headed by Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal will be submitting an interim report on betting and spot-fixing scandal related to IPL-6 on Friday. "The legal counsel will submit the report in Supreme Court on Friday," Mudgal told PTI on Thursday. He however, refused to furnish...
  • India may act against ISIS, NIA likely to file FIR against terror group to curb its activities 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to file a case against Iraqi terror group ISIS and its chief Al-Baghdadi, sources said on Thursday. The FIR will be filed under section 121A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for waging war against India, the sources said. The FIR is...