India

  • CWG 2014: Vikas Gowda wins India's first athletics medal in Glasgow 16 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Discus thrower Vikas Gowda won India's first gold medal from athletics in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Hampden Park Stadium on Thursday. The 31-year-old Gowda converted the silver he had won four years ago in New Delhi in to the yellow metal with a best throw of 63.64 metres. Cypriot...
  • CWG 2014: Babita Kumari wins 1st wrestling Gold for India on Day 8 1 hour 19 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian wrestler Babita Kumari put on a stunning show to win the gold medal beating Canada's Brittanee Laverdure in the final of the women's 55kg freestyle category in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall on Thursday. The 24-year-old Babita, who had bagged the silver in the 2010 Commonwealth...
  • Can Narendra Modi redefine India-US relationship? 2 hours 20 minutes ago

    In stern words, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday told US Secretary of State John Kerry that surveillance of political leaders and others in India by the American intelligence was "unacceptable". ...
  • CWG 2014: Yogeshwar Dutt wins fifth wrestling gold for India 2 hours 10 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt won the fifth wrestling gold medal for India beating Jevon Balfour of Canada in the final of the men's freestyle 65kg category in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall on Thursday. Yogeshwar was declared the winner on grounds of technical superiority after he...
  • CWG 2014: Indian artistic gymnast Dipa Karmakar gets bronze 2 hours 48 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian artistic gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched the women's vault bronze in the final of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. England's Claudia Fragapane won the gold with an average score of 14.633 while Canada's Elsabeth Black took home the silver with 14.433 at the SSE Hydro. Agartala-born Dipa got the bronze with...
  • CWG 2014: Vikas Gowda, wrestlers lead India's gold hunt on Day 8 30 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian wrestler Babita Kumari put on a stunning show to win the gold medal beating Canada's Brittanee Laverdure while Yogeshwasr Dutt got the better of Canada's Balfour in the finals on Thursday. Discus thrower Vikas Gowda won India's first gold medal from athletics in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at...
  • CWG 2014: Lawn Bowls men's fours team reaches semi-finals 3 hours 15 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian Lawn Bowls men's fours team reached the semi-finals after beating Norfolk Island 26-4 in the Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. The Indian team of Kamal Kumar Sharma, Chandan Kumar Singh, Samit Malhotra and Dinesh Kumar defeated their opponents in the quarterfinals at the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls ground here. They now...
  • News 360: India has been a responsible steward of nuclear power, says John Kerry 3 hours 35 minutes ago

    On his 3-day India visit for strategic talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that has been a responsible steward of nuclear power. In a joint press conference with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Kerry also said, "India and US are indispensable partners in 21st century. There are incredible...
  • 3rd Test: India surrender at Southampton 3 hours 36 minutes ago

    Moeen Ali's maiden six-wicket haul in India's second innings helped England tie the five-match series 1-1, beating the visitors by 266 runs in the third Test. ...
  • American surveillance of BJP 'unacceptable', Swaraj tells Kerry 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In stern words, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday told US Secretary of State John Kerry that surveillance of political leaders and others in India by the American intelligence was "unacceptable". "I told him that both countries consider each other as friendly nations and it will not...
  • CWG 2014: India eye 5th place finish in women's hockey 4 hours 19 minutes ago

    Glasgow: After failing to qualify for the semi-finals, the Indian women's hockey team will take on hosts Scotland in the 5-6 position playoff at the Commonwealth Games on Friday. The teams last met during the Champions Challenge 1 here when India lost 3-4. The sides had also met in the 2006...
  • US wants to build a relationship with India: Niramala Sitharaman 4 hours 30 minutes ago

    On US Secretary of State John Kerry 's visit to India, the Centre assured that the US is looking at various aspects and is keen on building a relationship with India. "US wants to build on the strengths both the countries have. It's one of the most forward looking meetings,"...
  • Largest rooftop solar plant in South India commissioned 4 hours 37 minutes ago

    Chennai: EPC player Tata Power Solar, a JV between Tata Power and British Petroleum (BP) Solar has commissioned a 2 MW solar power plant in Tamil Nadu, considered the largest rooftop facility in South India. "Tata Power Solar has successfully commissioned a 2MW rooftop solar plant...
  • Captain Alastair Cook all praise for England's new bowling hero Moeen Ali 4 hours 51 minutes ago

    Southampton: England captain Alastair Cook Thursday praised Moeen Ali and said the part-time spinner had improved "leaps and bounds" -- thanks to his stint with Worcestershire where he bowls with Pakistan offie Saeed Ajmal. Moeen Ali produced a match-winning spell, taking six wickets as India were bowled out for 178 in...
  • Facebook, Cisco, HP interested in investing more in India: Government 5 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Leading technology companies Facebook, Cisco and HP are looking to boost their investments in India and engagement in the education space, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday. "This is an indication of excitement which new government has provoked. I had meeting with Cisco, now HP, then Facebook...
  • We'll have to rethink our four-bowler strategy: MS Dhoni 5 hours 8 minutes ago

    Southampton: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday blamed his batsmen for the "soft dismissals" which saw them suffer an embarrassing 266-run defeat in the third cricket Test and said they would need to discuss their four-bowler strategy ahead of the fourth rubber. Asked about the decision to go with four...
  • Ishant Sharma ruled out of fourth Test against England 5 hours 10 minutes ago

    Southampton: Fast bowler Ishant Sharma will miss the fourth cricket Test against England at Old Trafford as he is still recuperating from an ankle injury, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Thursday. Ishant had returned with a career-best figures of seven for 74 to guide India to a 95-run win...
  • No change in India's stand on WTO, says Sitharaman 5 hours 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As only a few hours are left for WTO members to ratify the trade facilitation pact, India on Thursday asserted that its stand "remains the same". "Our stand remains the same," Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters after meeting US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. The World...
  • Nearly 6,000 Indians languishing in foreign jails 6 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Nearly 6,000 Indians are currently languishing in foreign jails with maximum of 1,400 being lodged in Saudi Arabia, government said on Thursday. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who also looks after the Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry, said a total of 5,986...
  • 3rd Test: England crush India by 266 runs to level series at 1-1 2 hours 33 minutes ago

    India's inconsistency came back to haunt them at Southampton on Thursday as England completed a facile 266-run win over the visitors on the final day of the third Test to level the five-match series in style at 1-1. Needing just six wickets to win on day five, Moeen Ali added four...
  • Insurance bill 'welcome gift' from government to John Kerry: CPM 7 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With the insurance bill aimed at raising the FDI cap from 26 to 49 per cent listed in Parliament's agenda, CPI(M) on Thursday said that it was a "welcome gift" from the Narendra Modi government to visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry. "The Modi government has extended...
  • Nepal taking special security measures for Modi's first visit 7 hours 54 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Special security arrangements are being put in place for the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal, with a team of Indian commandos expected to arrive here to oversee the preparations. Nepal government is also stepping up security by mobilising all the security agencies for the two-day visit...
  • John Kerry, Sushma Swaraj co-chair fifth Indo-US strategic dialogue 6 hours 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday co-chaired fifth Indo-US Strategic Dialogue during which the two sides discussed "transformative initiatives" in key areas of security and energy. Security concerns, counter terrorism, enhancing trade and investment and cooperation on energy remained some...
  • Tiwary's five-for sets up India-Australia final in quadragular cup 8 hours 8 minutes ago

    Darwin: Manoj Tiwary picked up his maiden five-wicket haul in List A cricket with his part-time leg-breaks as India A thrashed Australia A by five wickets in a quadrangular tournament one-dayer here on Thursday. Australia's middle-order crumbled as Tiwary took a career-best 5 for 34 to bundle out the hosts for...
  • CWG 2014: India hockey captain Sardar Singh reprimanded for conduct 9 hours 4 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian men's hockey captain Sardar Singh was officially reprimanded for inappropriate physical conduct against an opposition player during his side's group match against Australia here. The incident happened on Tuesday when Eddie Ockenden was hit on the face. India lost the match 2-4. After video evidence was played, the appeal jury...
  • Heavy rainfall expected in Pune in the next 48 hours 9 hours 5 minutes ago

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, The India Meteorological Department Director AK Bansal said that heavy rainfall is expected in Pune for the next 48 hours. Only after this time span, will the intensity of rainfall go down. ...
  • John Kerry meets Defence Minister Arun Jaitley 11 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry who is in Delhi on a three-day visit met Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday morning. Prior to his meeting with Jaitley, Kerry called on National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. He is scheduled to co-chair the Indo-US Strategic Dialogue...
  • 'Cousins: not just relatives, but people your parents can compare you with': 14 English words that have a completely different meaning in India 11 hours 16 minutes ago

    India is the second largest English speaking country in the world. From BPOs to bestselling authors, Indians have found their way everywhere because of the English language. Though we've developed a new fusion language called 'Hinglish', which we speak most commonly, there are a few words and phrases in English...
  • CWG 2014 Live: Vikas Gowda wins gold in men's discuss throw 37 minutes ago

    (Scroll down for Live updates) Day 7 Round-up: Virtually taking over where their compatriot shooters signed off at the range, Indian wrestlers rained medals picking up four silvers and a bronze, but the gold eluded the nation on day seven of competition. The grapplers cornered all the medals that came India's way....