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  • Google doodles independent India's first stamp on August 15 August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The doodle on the Google India home page this year is a familiar symbol independent India's first stamp. The first stamp issued by free India was months after Independence on November 21, 1947 and it depicted the Indian national flag with the popular slogan "Jai Hind...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs India, 1st Test, Day 3 December 20, 2013

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: Pacers set the stage for India with a magnificent exhibition of swing bowling as South Africa suffered an unexpected collapse on Day 2. India, resuming with their overnight score of 255 for 5 on Thursday, were bundled out...
  • 1st Test: Team India brace for hostile South Africa December 17, 2013

    The skimpy twoTest series between India and South Africa may seem harmless to reputations but it is certain to throw up some questions, if not leave irreparable dents on characters, especially when, at the fall of second Indian wicket, there won't be a Sachin Tendulkar walking in anymore. India haven't...
  • India will face 'pink' South Africa in the first ODI November 29, 2013

    The first oneday international of the threematch series between India and South Africa will see the hosts turn up in pink uniform instead of the customary green, Cricket South Africa (CSA) have announced. The match at the Wanderers on December 5 will be played on a 'Pink Day' in support of...
  • Flashback: When India won their first Test series in England August 24, 2013

    On this day in 1971, India achieved their first Test victory in England. The scene of this historic victory was The Oval in London, where under Ajit Wadekar India beat England by four wickets to end the hosts' run of 26 Test matches without defeat. Each member of India's XI...
  • 1983 WC win gave new dimension to Indian cricket: Kapil Dev June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Kapil Dev relived some of the moments of the 1983 World Cup triumph as India on Tuesday celebrated 30 years of their most famous win. Kapil, who led India to the win, along with his teammates Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri, the youngest man in the team, walked down...
  • India's first passenger train journey: Google doodle and some facts April 16, 2013

    New Delhi: With a chugging train trailing a plume of smoke in a backdrop of palm trees and what looks like a palace with domes and minarets, Google on Tuesday posted a doodle to celebrated India's first passenger train journey. On April 16, 1853, the first railway on the Indian subcontinent...
  • Need to be secular and patriotic, Congress tells Modi March 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday took a dig at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over his "India First" definition of secularism and said there was need to be both patriotic and secular. Asked about Modi's remarks to the Indian diaspora in North America on Sunday that secularism for him was...
  • Shillong to have India's first glass mosque October 15, 2012

    Shillong: India will have its first glass mosque in the country's northeast. Madina Masjid, an imposing and resplendent structure of glass dome and glass minarets, will formally open doors to the devotees on Thursday in Meghalaya's capital. "It is an architectural marvel," Congress legislator Sayeedullah Nongrum, who helped in...
  • India's first private airport to come up in Kerala September 27, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: KGS Aranmula International Airport Ltd, which is developing India's first private airport at Aranmula, Pathanamthitta district, has received clearances for the project from the Airports Authority of India (AAI), according to the executive director of the developer. "A team from the AAI visited the site of the airport and...
  • India's first 'soil museum' in T'puram July 18, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: For most people, soil is something that has to be tapped off their shoes or washed off their clothes. But what about a museum for soil? Indias first reference centre on soil types will come up at the Soil Analytical Laboratory of the Soil Conservation Department at Parottukonam in...
  • India's Olympic moments: Jadhav makes history July 17, 2012

    In the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics, we retrace some memorable Indian moments at the quadrennial games. Today, a look at wrestler KD Jadhav's bronze medal in 1952. For nearly half a century he was India's forgotten hero, but in 1952 Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav was a national icon. At the...