INDIA

  • Kidambi Srikanth leaps to career-high fourth in rankings 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Continuing his upward trend, India's leading male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth jumped two places to take a career-high fourth position in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings Thursday. With this move, the 21-year-old, became only the third Indian to break into the men's singles top-five rankings. Legendary Praksh Padukone...
  • Privatisation of Railways a misunderstanding, says PM Modi 1 hour 37 minutes ago

    Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on one-day visit to his constitutency of Varanasi on Thursday, ruled out privatisation of Railways while asking trade unions to stop worrying about foreign investments coming in the sector, saying these will be used for greater development of the national transporter. "There is a...
  • If you know Australians we tend to like verbal banter: Michael Bevan 2 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India did try to turn the sledge handle towards Australia at the Gabba but the tactic probably backfired and Mitchell Johnson, who was at the receiving end while batting, came up trumps. Michael Bevan said that Australian's relish the verbal banter and opposition teams should never use it...
  • India fight for survival against Australia in Boxing Day Test 3 hours 4 minutes ago

    With all the hopes of a first series triumph in Australia dashed after defeats in the first two Tests, India have an unenviable task of avoiding the prospect of relinquishing their grip on the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as another loss in the Boxing Day Test starting on Friday would help Australia...
  • We're close, we can turn it around: MS Dhoni 3 hours 32 minutes ago

    Melbourne: India might be 0-2 behind in the series but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has utmost belief that his team can turn the tables on Australia in the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. "It is possible to turn things around. We have been competitive in the series so...
  • Watch: PM Modi wields broom to take forward his 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' 3 hours 51 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi wielded a broom and took forward 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' in Varanasi. This is his second visit to his Lok Sabha constituency after becoming the prime minister and he has nominated nine people to forward his cleanliness drive. ...
  • HIL: Akashdeep excited to play with Sardar, Simon again 5 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After playing a vital role in India's campaign in 17th Asian Games and Champions Trophy, Akashdeep Singh is now hoping to produce another steller performance for Delhi Waveriders in the Hockey India League (HIL) starting next month. The young striker, who idolises India skipper Sardar Singh, said he is...
  • Yearender: Boxers pack a punch but administrative mess continues in 2014 5 hours 49 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Inside the ring, the men and women who mattered gave their blood, sweat and tears to conquer adversity with elan but outside, sparring for power continued to cast a shadow on Indian boxing in a year which was sparkling in parts but also blighted by some unsavoury controversies. On...
  • Indian team is whingeing among themselves: Steven Smith 6 hours 27 minutes ago

    Melbourne: The speculation around the mood inside India's dressing room became a subject of ridicule for Australian skipper Steven Smith, who said the home team does not need to sledge the tourists as they are busy "whingeing among themselves". He was referring to the aftermath of the Brisbane Test which his...
  • India sweat on Bhuvneshwar Kumar for Boxing Day Test 6 hours 49 minutes ago

    India may have to wait a little longer to see Bhuvneshwar Kumar in action in Australia as captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni indicated the seamer's injured ankle could keep him out of the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, starting on Friday. The 24-year-old was the most impressive player in India's...
  • Kohli used a knife and stabbed Dhawan, mocks MS Dhoni 7 hours 19 minutes ago

    Dismissing the reports of a dressing room clash between Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni laughed off the media speculations and said these are tales more suited for a movie script. Dhawan was struck on his wrist during a practice session at the Gabba and didn't come...
  • Debutant Joe Burns to bat at six, Ryan Harris to play for Australia 9 hours 43 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Debutant Joe Burns will bat at number six and paceman Ryan Harris returns for Australia in the third Boxing Day Test against India, skipper Steve Smith said on Thursday. Smith, who won his first Test as captain as a replacement for the injured Michael Clarke at the Gabba last weekend,...
  • India's best chance is at MCG: Ricky Ponting 20 hours 26 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is happy with the way the hosts have played their brand of cricket till now but believes that if India have a chance of victory it will be in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne starting Friday. Trailing the four-match series 0-2, India lost a...
  • Would take up Champions Trophy issue with FIH: Pakistan Hockey Federation 21 hours 49 minutes ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Hockey Federation has said it would take up the issue of behaviour of tournament director at the recent Champions Trophy in India with the International Hockey Federation (FIH). PHF secretary Rana Mujahid told reporters in Lahore after the Congress of the federation that it was decided to take...
  • Sarita Devi's suspension: HC seeks Boxing India's response 22 hours 51 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from Boxing India on a plea challenging International Boxing Association's (AIBA) decision to suspend boxer Laisram Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Asian Games in South Korea. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and...
  • 'Mobile phone exports from India may drop to nil in 2015' Yesterday

    New Delhi: While government is pushing to make India hub for electronics manufacturing with 'Make in India' programme, a report has said that exports of mobile phones are estimated to crash to zero in 2015. "Mobile market grows by 32 per cent or to $12 billion in 2014 but imports take...
  • India don't believe they can win away from home: Matthew Hayden Yesterday

    Melbourne: Not too impressed with the Indian cricket team, former Australian opener Matthew Hayden feels the tourists do not seem to believe that they can win away from home and have gone "missing" during key moments of the ongoing Test series. India trail the four-match series 0-2, losing the second Test...
  • Looking to win more titles in 2015; coach kids: Saina Nehwal Yesterday

    New Delhi: A successful 2014 behind her, ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal is now looking for an "even better" outing in the coming year with her eyes trained on 2016 Rio Olympics, besides getting ready to try her hand in coaching. "2014 has been a very good year for me. I...
  • Shaun Marsh in latest injury scare for Australia Yesterday

    The Australian team received a fresh injury scare when middle-order batsman Shaun Marsh was struck on the hand at a practice session on Wednesday. This was the second injury scenario for the home team ahead of the commencement of third Test on Boxing Day against India after all-rounder Shane Watson was...
  • Phillip Hughes' tragic passing still haunts David Warner Yesterday

    Australian opening batsman David Warner says the tragic loss of Phillip Hughes still haunts him every time he sees a batsman struck on the head by a cricket ball. Warner was standing at gully when Hughes was felled by a bouncer at the SCG in a Sheffield Shield match last month,...
  • Injured Clarke to do commentary during third Test Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australia's injured skipper Michael Clarke will join the Wide World of Sports commentary team for the Boxing Day Test against India starting here on Friday. Clarke, who is recovering from hamstring surgery, will take on the role throughout the third Test against India, providing an unique insight into his teammates...
  • Team India face uphill task against Australia in Boxing Day Test Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood says his team's refusal to be intimidated by India's verbal sledges and physical play during the second Test will give them an advantage when the teams meet again on Friday in the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. India greeted Australia fast bowler Mitchell...
  • N Srinivasan to Rohit Sharma - the different hues of Indian cricket in 2014 Yesterday

    Very rarely the world will come across a sport as complicated as cricket in regards to its longevity and rules of the game which gives rise to too many heated arguments and debates as in a country like India where everybody is an expert of the game which is followed...
  • David Warner, Shane Watson shake off injury fears for 3rd Australia vs India Test Yesterday

    Melbourne: Opener David Warner and allrounder Shane Watson both took part in training on Wednesday as injury scares eased for Australia ahead of the Boxing Day Test against India. The pair returned to the fray during a Christmas Eve session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Warner, batting for the first time since...
  • Axar Patel excited to play in Australia but likely to miss Boxing Day Test Yesterday

    Promising allrounder Axar Patel on Wednesday expressed happiness over his selection in the Indian squad for the next two Test matches against Australia after Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out of the series due to an injury. "I am very happy being selected for the Indian team for the next two Test...
  • Team India's pride at stake against Australia in Boxing Day Test Yesterday

    With all hope of a first series triumph in Australia gone after defeats in the first two Tests, India need to draw on their reserves of pride and motivation to avoid a seventh straight Test loss on the Australian soil this week. The defeat in the first two Tests in Australia...
  • Team India's sledging 'backfired' in Brisbane, says Hazlewood Yesterday

    India's attempts to get under Australia's skin in the second Test "backfired" on the way to defeat at the Gabba, according to paceman Josh Hazlewood. Australia head into the third Test starting in Melbourne on Friday with a 2-0 lead in the four-match series and looking to seal victory. Hazlewood's team...
  • Australia should stick with Shane Watson at No.3: Ricky Ponting Yesterday

    Melbourne: Joining the debate over Shane Watson's batting position in the upcoming Boxing Day Test, former Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting has backed the under-fire batsman to deliver in his favourite number-three position against India. Two years after Ponting's retirement, the Australian team management has failed to fill the No.3 spot...
  • Hughes death still in the back of people's minds: Cummins Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australian pacer Pat Cummins says the death of Phil Hughes following a freak head injury last month, is still playing on the minds of the country's fast bowlers as they look to bowl the short-pitched stuff. A former team-mate of Hughes, who died aged 25 after being hit on the...
  • Watson hit on helmet, to be monitored for signs of concussion Yesterday

    Melbourne: Phillip Hughes' tragic death came back to haunt Australia after star allrounder Shane Watson was hit on the helmet by a vicious bouncer from pacer James Pattinson during their training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday. The 33-year-old was left shaken by the fierce blow to the head...