INDIA

  • Live Score: Quick wickets after tea put India in control 8 hours 1 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Preview: 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...
  • I am thankful to PM for nominating me in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan': Kapil Sharma 12 hours 22 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday nominated nine people including comedian Kapil Sharma, former captain of Indiam cricket team Sourav Ganguly, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi for taking forward his 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan'. Others nominated were Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Acharya, classical dancer Sonal Mansingh, Ramoji Rao of Eenadu group and...
  • David Warner credits fiancee for career revival 13 hours 32 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australian opener David Warner has credited fiancee Candice Falzon for making him focus on his cricket and helping him mature not only as a person but also as a player. Warner, who is enjoying his first Christmas as a father, feels that the responsibility of the two relationships has made...
  • Bitting cold, dense fog claim 12 lives in north India 14 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Intense cold wave swept across north India on Thursday and, coupled with dense fog, affected normal life across the region and led to the death of 12 persons - nine in Uttar Pradesh and three in Punjab. Hilly regions of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh reeled under...
  • India set to hire psychologist Sandy Gordon 15 hours 1 minutes ago

    BCCI is all set to hire famous sports psychologist Sandy Gordon from the Boxing Day Test match which is scheduled to start on Friday at the MCG. According to a report by CNN-IBN, Gordon will join the team at Melbourne just before the third Test match and his presence will help...
  • Sunil Gavaskar defends MS Dhoni on 'unrest' remark 15 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday defended Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his "unrest" comment that got the media talking about a rift within the Indian cricket team in Australia, saying that the Indian captain might have chosen a wrong word to describe the situation. Dhoni made the comment in...
  • Boxing Day Test to pause to remember tsunami victims 15 hours 39 minutes ago

    Melbourne: The roar of a Boxing Day Test crowd will be momentarily hushed on Friday in a mark of respect and to remember the 10th anniversary of the devastating 2004 tsunami. About 65,000 Australian fans are expected at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) as the Aussies attempt to seal the series...
  • Hazlewood asks Burns to keep things simple at MCG 16 hours 8 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Fresh from his impressive debut at the Gabba in the second cricket match against India, Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood has advised young Joe Burns, who is set to play his first Test at the MCG on Boxing Day, to keep things simple. The 25-year-old Queensland batsman has come into the...
  • Ishant Sharma needs to step up and take more wickets: Ajit Agarkar 16 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar feels that Ishant Sharma should step up in a leadership role as the bowling unit has the skill set and ability to take 20 Australian wickets in the third cricket Test starting on Friday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. "Ishant needs to do a...
  • Watch: Christmas with Shillong Chamber Choir 16 hours 50 minutes ago

    Catch the Shillong Chamber Choir in a celebration mood as they groove to their new Christmas release. ...
  • Kidambi Srikanth leaps to career-high fourth in rankings 17 hours 50 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...
  • Modi rules out privatisation of Indian Railways 18 hours 30 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 19 hours 1 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 19 hours 57 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 20 hours 25 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' 20 hours 44 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 22 hours 36 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 22 hours 41 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 23 hours 19 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 23 hours 42 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...