INDIA

  • IFFI should have a proper red carpet like Cannes and Venice Film Festival: Wendell Rodricks 5 hours 10 minutes ago

    Panaji: Noted designer Wendell Rodricks feels that International Film Festival of India (IFFI) should have a 'proper' red carpet like the international festivals to promote fashion. The Goa-based designer said that the rich Indian fashion can be promoted through the festival if organisers focus on the glamour side of it. "IFFI...
  • If India wants to restore ties with Pakistan, Kashmir issue must be discussed 'seriously': Nawaz Sharif 5 hours 29 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said India should not have cancelled the Foreign Secretary-level talks, insisting that there was "nothing new" in consulting Kashmiri leaders ahead of a dialogue. "We had been talking to the Kashmiri leaders in the past whenever Pakistan-India talks are held. This is nothing new...
  • Australia-India Test still in limbo after Phillip Hughes' death 6 hours 13 minutes ago

    Emotions were still too raw in the wake of the death of Phillip Hughes to make a decision on whether to go ahead with next week's first Test against India, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said on Friday. Indian cricket officials were being kept closely informed, Sutherland added, and had...
  • WTO impasse ends, India's food security concerns taken on board 7 hours 12 minutes ago

    Geneva/New Delhi: Ending months-long deadlock, the WTO on Friday approved a trade facilitation pact while agreeing to India's demand for continuing the peace clause till a permanent solution is found to the food stockpiling issue, crucial for continuing food security scheme. "Until a permanent solution is agreed and adopted...(WTO) members shall...
  • Air India offers discounted fares on select global routes 14 hours 40 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Triggering a fresh round of fare war on international routes, national carrier Air India announced limited-period heavily discounted two-way fares on select global flights, starting Rs 19,999 ahead of the winter holiday rush. Inclusive return fares under the Short-Term Global Winter Sale Bonanza, which covers some of the major...
  • Hulkenberg to race F1 and Le Mans next year 15 hours 19 minutes ago

    German driver Nico Hulkenberg will race in next year's Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race with Porsche as well as Formula One with Force India, the German manufacturer said in a statement on Thursday. The 27-year-old, who will also race in the Spa six hours in May, will be the first...
  • Uncertainty over N Srinivasan and CSK deepens 15 hours 46 minutes ago

    The Supreme Court on Thursday raised questions on the conflict of interest issue arising out of Srinivasan heading the BCCI and also owning IPL franchise CSK. ...
  • Is it time to sack N Srinivasan and disqualify CSK? 15 hours 52 minutes ago

    The Supreme Court on Thursday threw suggestions whether those named in the Mudgal Committee report should be kept out of BCCI elections and CSK should be scrapped from IPL. ...
  • Modi-Sharif handshake a face-saver for Kathmandu SAARC Summit, Pakistan to host next one in 2015 16 hours 26 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit waited for a handshake between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif for it to be successful. Pakistan had already spiked three agreements, engulfing the summit in despondency. But the summit came to an end on Thursday...
  • FIFA bans former AIFF Gen Secy Colaco on bribery charges 16 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former All India Football Federation General Secretary Alberto Colaco was on Thursday banned by FIFA for three years from any activity related to the game for taking a bribe in a controversial election of an executive committee member of the world body in 2009. Colaco was handed the ban...
  • CSK effect: India Cements shares continues to downslide 17 hours 43 minutes ago

    Chennai: The share price of cement major India Cements Ltd continued its fall to close on Thursday at Rs 94.60 at the Bombay Stock Exchange. Trading at a price of around Rs 105 November 21, the Rs 10 face value script had a steep fall to Rs 95.35 on Tuesday and...
  • Should N Srinivasan be sacked and CSK barred from IPL? 18 hours 3 minutes ago

    The SC has also asked the BCCI to form a new board leaving aside the four non-players named in the Mudgal report and then taken action against those involved. ...
  • Maruti Alto 800 tops quality among entry level cars: Study 18 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Maruti's entry level model Alto 800 ranks highest in the entry compact segment for initial quality, while rival Hyundai's i10 gets the top slot in the compact segment, said a study on Thursday. According to JD Power 2014 India Initial Quality Study rankings,...
  • Supreme Court observes Chennai Super Kings should be disqualified 18 hours 29 minutes ago

    The SC observed that amid the conflict of interest mentioned in the Mudgal report, IPL franchise CSK must be disqualified and the ownership details of CSK and India Cements be presented in the court. ...
  • India initiates process to formulate guidelines for TB 20 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India is the first country which has initiated the process of formulating standardised clinical guidelines for managing extra-pulmonary tuberculosis that occurs in the body other than lung parenchyma. The Union Health Ministry in collaboration with the AIIMS are in the process of framing...
  • Modi's maiden SAARC visit a success; meeting Sharif a normal courtesy: MEA 20 hours 1 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit came to an end on Thursday evening with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif's handshake on the concluding day hogging the limelight. The Ministry of External Affairs termed Modi's maiden SAARC summit a success. ...
  • Centre says 24 Indian fishermen currently in detention in Sri Lanka 20 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: 24 Indian fishermen are currently under detention or arrest in Sri Lankan jails on the charge of alleged fishery related violation, the government said on Thursday. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Gen...
  • Kidambi Srikanth jumps to 8th spot in badminton rankings 21 hours 3 minutes ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Leading Indian male singles shuttler Kidambi Srikanth jumped two places to the eighth position in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. The 21-year-old recently entered the semi-final in the Hong Kong Open, which helped him rise two places as comptriot Parupalli Kashyap also rose a...
  • India's practice match against CA XI cancelled to honour Phillip Hughes 22 hours 15 minutes ago

    Adelaide: The two-day tour match between the Cricket Australia (CA) XI and India was cancelled as a mark of respect for Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who died Thursday after being hit by a bouncer in a domestic first-class match. "CA today advises that the two-day tour match between CA XI and...
  • Cricket Australia, BCCI need to decide fate of first Test: Gavaskar 22 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Phillip Hughes' sad demise barely a week before the first India and Australia Test has put a question mark over the series opener and batting great Sunil Gavaskar feels the onus now is on the cricket boards of the two nations to decide whether to call off the...
  • BCCI expresses condolences to Phil Hughes' family 22 hours 24 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Board of Control for cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday expressed their deepest condolences to the family and friends of late batsman Phillip Hughes who died after being struck on the head by a bouncer. "On behalf of the BCCI, I express my deepest condolences to the family and...
  • Government to raise coal producing capability of Coal India Limited 23 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Government will enhance the coal producing capability of Coal India Limited (CIL) by infusing latest technology, the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday. Coal Minister Piyush Goyal also said that the e-auction of the coal blocks cancelled by the Supreme Court would be completed by March 31 next....
  • GDP growth set to weaken, business wants reforms more than rate cut 23 hours 15 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Anticipating data out on Friday will show weakening economic growth, the finance ministry will argue for an interest rate cut, but bankers and company executives say the key to recovery lies in how fast Prime Minister Narendra Modi acts on reforms. "Interest rates are also important, but more important is...
  • After Terry Walsh, women's hockey coach Neil Hawgood also exits 23 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After Hockey India (HI) decided not to continue Terry Walsh as the chief coach of the men's national team, the women's team's chief tactician, Neil Hawgood, Thursday announced that he, too, will not extend his contract. An HI statement Thursday thanked Hawgood for his services without stating the reasons...
  • SAARC nations to sign energy deal at summit, says Nepal minister 23 hours 27 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: South Asian nations will sign a deal on Thursday to create a seamless electricity grid, Nepal's foreign minister said, signalling an agreement to salvage a regional summit that had been overshadowed by hostilities between India and Pakistan. "Yes the electricity agreement will be signed," Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey said. All...
  • Phillip Hughes death casts doubts on first India Test 23 hours 30 minutes ago

    The shocking death of batsman Phillip Hughes on Thursday has cast doubts on whether the first Test between Australia and India will go ahead in Brisbane next week. A two-day tour match between India and a Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide was called off following the announcement of the 25-year-old's death,...
  • India's tour match with CA XI suspended after Hughes' death Yesterday

    Adelaide: The first day of India's two-day tour match against a Cricket Australia XI that was scheduled to start on Friday has been called off as players mourn the death of Australian Test batsman Phillip Hughes. India players were informed of Hughes' death on Thursday as they trained at the Adelaide...
  • Modi, Sharif shake hands at SAARC retreat but no end to logjam over pacts Yesterday

    Kathmandu: In a brief meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif shook hands during the retreat at the SAARC Summit on Thursday. The meeting between the two leaders is just being seen as a courtesy call to share pleasantries. "Yes, they have met and shook...
  • Indian team expresses condolence at Phillip Hughes' sad demise Yesterday

    Adelaide: The Indian cricket team expressed its deepest condolences at the tragic demise of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who succumbed to his injuries at a Sydney hospital after being hit by a bouncer in a Sheffield Shiled match. "The touring Indian team joins the cricketing fraternity across the world in offering...
  • Modi, Sharif shake hands, meet at SAARC retreat Yesterday

    Kathmandu: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif shook hands and met briefly during the retreat at the Saarc Summit Thursday, a day after Modi conspicuously avoided Sharif while he met five other South Asian leaders here. "Yes, they have met and shook hands at the retreat," Nepal...