INDIA

  • Delhi girl Aditi Arya wins Miss India 2015 crown 3 hours 1 minutes ago

    Delhi girl Aditi Arya was crowned as the new Miss India in a star studded event in Mumbai on Saturday night. Aafreen Rachel Vaz and Vartika Singh came second and third respectively in the beauty pageant. The event, which took place in Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai saw celebrities like John...
  • Saina Nehwal was in tears after losing close matches, says Vimal Kumar 5 hours 44 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A series of losses against top shuttlers had left Saina Nehwal in tears but the Indian ace showed tremendous drive and hunger to achieve the World No.1 status, former national coach Vimal Kumar said on Saturday. The two-time former national champion, who has been training Saina ever since her...
  • Thought of quitting badminton after last year's World Championships: Saina Nehwal 6 hours 16 minutes ago

    Saina Nehwal, who created history by reaching the pinnacle of world badminton ranking, on Saturday said she had contemplated "quitting badminton" after last year's World Championships. Saina reaffirmed her status as the country's most consistent performer in the international circuit by becoming the first Indian woman shuttler to attain the number...
  • Happy to be World No. 1, says Saina Nehwal 6 hours 37 minutes ago

    "Its really special that I managed to become World No 1 in India. Its also a great achievement," says elated Saina. ...
  • Sachin Tendulkar congratulates Saina Nehwal 7 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday congratulated India's top women's shuttler Saina Nehwal after the 25-year-old was assured of becoming the World No.1. Saina on Saturday reached her maiden women's singles final of the $275,000 India Open Superseries by defeating unseeded Japanese Yui Hashimoto 21-15, 21-11 in only...
  • India close to having its own satellite navigation system 7 hours 27 minutes ago

    Sriharikota: India successfully put its fourth navigation satellite into orbit in copy book style on Saturday, bringing the country a step closer to having its own satellite navigation system. Exactly at 5.19 pm, the rocket - the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C27) standing around 44 metres tall and weighing around 320...
  • Saina Nehwal enters maiden India Open final 8 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Saturday reached her maiden women's singles final of the $275,000 India Open Super series by defeating Japan's Yui Hashimoto in straight games at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. Assured of becoming World No.1 on Thursday when the Badminton World Federation (BWF) releases its...
  • Kidambi Srikanth enters maiden India Open final 8 hours 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth eased into the men's singles final of the $275,000 India Open Superseries at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here on Saturday. The World No.4 defeated China's Xue Song 21-16, 21-13 in 42 minutes to enter the summit clash where he will take on Danish...
  • Force India drivers to start 13th, 14th in Malaysia 8 hours 59 minutes ago

    Sepang: Force India survived the rain storm here on Saturday as Nico Hulkenberg qualified 13th ahead of Sergio Perez in 14th for Sunday's Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton took pole in his Mercedes ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel while the reigning World Champion's teammate Nico Rosberg will start third...
  • Saina Nehwal has achieved three great things this year: Uday Pawar 9 hours 12 minutes ago

    Mumbai: India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal had achieved three memorable feats this year enroute to her gaining the coveted and unprecedented World No.1 status on Saturday, said former international Uday Pawar. "It's welcome news. She is the first woman player to become World No.1. Prakash (Padukone) had already become World No.1...
  • Balbir Singh Sr. conferred Lifetime Achievement Award 9 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The legendary Balbir Singh Senior, member of three Olympic gold medal winning teams, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Hockey India Awards here on Saturday. The action-packed ceremony culminated with the 90-year-old receiving the trophy for Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award along with a...
  • Saina Nehwal becomes first Indian woman to attain World No.1 ranking 11 hours 15 minutes ago

    Saina Nehwal on Saturday became the first Indian woman player to attain such a rare feat of becoming the World No 1 player after Carolina Marin lost her match to Ratchanok Intanon in the second semi-final of the India Open Super Series badminton tournament at the Siri Fort sports complex...
  • AIFW 2015: Four things that made Anupamaa Dayal's collection stand out 11 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Anupamaa Dayal called her collection an ode to the city she lives in, Delhi. She drew inspiration from a Mughal monument called JamaliKamali, named after a Sufi saint and his disciple. Anupamaa's show at the ongoing AIFW was divided into two parts - the first being Jamali (It...
  • Team India members arrive home after World Cup campaign 12 hours 5 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Indian World Cup team members, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and star batsman Virat Kohli, arrived home from Australia in batches and left for their respective destinations, Cricket Board sources said. While Dhoni landed in Delhi, Kohli, along with his actress girlfriend Anushka Sharma, and five players besides Team...
  • I will be No.1 if fate allows, says Saina Nehwal 12 hours 45 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has said she will be ranked World No.1 if this is in her destiny. The Hyderabadi is ranked No.2 in the world and has a very good chance to overtake China's Li Xuerui and become the highest ranked player in the world. "I want to...
  • Disappointed with India for voting against gay rights: US 12 hours 51 minutes ago

    Washington: The US has voiced its disappointment with India for voting against the benefits of same-sex partners at the UN. Addressing the gathering at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, US Ambassador to India Richard Verma talked about Strategic Plus Partnership between India and the US but maintained that it was...
  • Australia favourite against New Zealand in World Cup final 12 hours 57 minutes ago

    Halfway through the league phase, Australia were in an unfamiliar position. In the bottom half of Group A - played three, won one, lost one, one no-result. There was never any danger of the multiple-time world champions not making it through to the knockout stage. They had matches against Afghanistan and...
  • Visit to France, Germany, Canada aimed at boosting economy: PM Modi 12 hours 58 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his upcoming visit to France, Germany and Canada was aimed at boosting India's economy and creating jobs. "My France, Germany & Canada visit is centred around supporting India's economic agenda & creating jobs for our youth," he tweeted ahead of his three-nation...
  • AIFW 2015: Jackets, embroidery and digital prints ruled the ramp on day 3 13 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The day 3 of the Amazon India fashion week was a celebration of Indian colours and some great western winter wear concocted out of a mix of Indian and international fabrics and colors. Paromita Banerjee, in the first show of the day, used natural dyes and colors like...
  • McCullum's letter to Indian fans: Come and support us in World Cup final 14 hours 10 minutes ago

    Earlier this week, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum had written a letter to bosses across New Zealand, asking them to let employees have an off day so that they could support the Black Caps during their World Cup semifinal against South Africa at Eden Park, Auckland. New Zealand eventually won...
  • No truth in reports claiming hijack scare on Air India flight: Government 14 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Air India and aviation authorities on termed as false claims of a security scare onboard a recent Delhi-bound Air India flight from London. Nothing unusual was reported on the flight AI-112, which had departed from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) on March 17 for Indira Gandhi International airport, officials said,...
  • World Cup 2015: Brendon McCullum all set for Australian challenge 14 hours 51 minutes ago

    Melbourne: In 2009, when he was appointed the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2 in South Africa, Brendon McCullum wore a smile at every interaction with the media - at the post-match presentation, and at the pre and post-match press conferences. It wasn't an easy time for McCullum....
  • World Cup: Bangladeshi fans continue their protest over Rohit Sharma no-ball 16 hours 23 minutes ago

    A day ahead of the big final between Australia and New Zealand, the Bangladeshi fans are still furious after a controversial decision by umpire Aleem Dar ruled Rohit Sharma not out in the quarter-final clash between India and Bangladesh. The Bangladeshi fans refuse to accept the defeat and have taken extraordinary...
  • World Cup: After controversy, ICC removes the Rohit Sharma no-ball from its website 17 hours 22 minutes ago

    In an extraordinary twist to Rohit Sharma's no ball controversy, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has removed the record of no-ball from its hawk eye and ball by ball trajectory from their official website. ICC website has a ball by ball trajectory view for every World Cup match. On the website...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya lauds India's 'outstanding' WC performance Yesterday

    The disappointment of a semi-final exit notwithstanding, BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya on Friday congratulated the Indian cricket team for its "stupendous" World Cup performance, saying that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men put up an outstanding show. India, the defending champions, were knocked out of the World Cup following a 95-run semifinal loss...
  • World Cup: Australia deserved to win against India in semis Yesterday

    It is always best to be practical and honest. And so it must be mentioned straightaway that while the Indians did wonderfully well in the World Cup, the simple truth is that they didn't win a single match against the Australians on the entire tour, not in the Test series,...
  • Aim to finish among top-5 before I retire: Saurav Ghosal Yesterday

    Kolkata: World No.21 and India's numero uno squash player Saurav Ghosal on Friday said he was focused on breaking into the top 20 in the rankings and would be happy to finish among the top five when he retired. "My current aim is to get back to top 20. But finishing...
  • World Cup: India put fielding on a pedestal, lionised bowling in their title defence Yesterday

    Four and a half months Down Under, and although India did not have the best of starts, they finished the tour by making a statement. Leading up to the World Cup, hardly anybody gave India a chance to win the trophy but that is the beauty of this game where...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: India gave it back Yesterday

    'India crash out of world cup', 'We gave it back', 'Dream shattered, World Cup fever ends'. These were some of the headlines that flashed as soon as India lost the semi-final match against Australia by 95 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground. After a record 11-match winning streak in World Cups...