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  • Hockey: India beat Great Britain 2-1 to retain the Sultan of Johor Cup title 12 hours 23 minutes ago

    Harmanpreet Singh converted two penalty corners to help India sucessfully defend their Sultan of Johor Cup (SOJC) Under-21 hockey title, beating Great Britain 2-1 in a keenly-contested final on Sunday. Harmanpreet (45th and 90 minutes) slammed home two set pieces at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium to take his goals tally...
  • India tour ideal opportunity for fringe players, says Sanath Jayasuriya 13 hours 31 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya has said that the hastily-arranged five-match ODI series in India, to be held in early next month, will help the fringe players prove their worth before next year's World Cup. After the West Indian players abruptly pulled out of their tour of India...
  • Ajinkya Rahane seeks consistency to secure India team spot 14 hours 44 minutes ago

    Dharamsala: Cricketer Ajinkya Rahane has said he is working towards attaining greater consistency and is looking to convert starts into big scores to secure his place in the Indian squad. Opener Rahane scored a stroke-filled half century and was looking good for a hundred until his dismissal for 68 in the...
  • Actor Amitabh Bachchan invited to inaugurate IFFI 2014 15 hours 41 minutes ago

    Panaji: The Directorate of Film Festival here has invited megastar Amitabh Bachchan to inaugurate the upcoming edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held in Goa from next month. "Formal invitation at highest level has gone to Amitabh Bachchan requesting him to inaugurate the event," director of film...
  • India promises to look into UK-Gujarat direct flights 15 hours 53 minutes ago

    London: India has assured the diaspora that it will push for direct flights between the UK and Gujarat. "We had prepared a strong proposal for Air India to start direct flights between London and Ahmedabad but due to financial and logistics reasons it couldn't go forward," TK Manoj Kumar, Ministry...
  • Fifth-place finish for SSP Chowrasia in Hong Kong 16 hours 38 minutes ago

    Hong Kong: SSP Chowrasia's superb comeback continued with yet another fine finish as he ended a creditable tied fifth at the Hong Kong Open golf here on Sunday. The 36-year-old two-time winner of joint-sanctioned events carded a final round of three-under 67, despite a closing bogey that ultimately proved costly. It was...
  • Auto industry gives thumbs-up to deregulation of diesel prices 16 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Auto industry on Sunday welcomed the government's move to deregulate diesel prices, saying the clarity on fuel prices would help the manufacturers plan for future products and investments in a better way. "It is great that the government has been able to deregulate the diesel prices. Now the...
  • India one of the fastest growing e-commerce markets in Asia-Pacific 17 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The India eCommerce market will reach $6 billion in 2015, a 70 per cent increase over 2014 revenue of $3.5 billion, Gartner Inc. said. "Digital commerce is at a nascent stage in India. However, India is one of the fastest-growing e-commerce markets in Asia/Pacific," Praveen Sengar, research director at...
  • Reinvented Nokia committed to growth in India; ramps up its operations 17 hours 53 minutes ago

    Espoo: Bullish on India, Nokia is ramping up its operations in the country, focusing on its three businesses of network infrastructure, location intelligence and advanced technologies, top executives of the Finnish telecom and IT conglomerate said. "For us, India is one of Nokia's top 10 high-growth regions. The manufacturing operations, global...
  • Sri Lanka keen to host India for Tests next year 19 hours 15 minutes ago

    Colombo: After having agreed to play a five-match ODI series in India on a short notice post the West Indies pull-out, the Sri Lankan board is looking for a return in favour from the BCCI in August next year by playing three Test matches in the island nation. "We have already...
  • BCCI may claim damages close to Rs. 400 cr from West Indies 19 hours 18 minutes ago

    West Indies' pullout from their tour of India may cost the country's board heavily with BCCI mulling to claim damages to the tune of approximately Rs. 400 crore from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). The BCCI is due to have a working committee meeting on October 21 to discuss the...
  • India's World Cup win in 1983 inspired me, says Ranatunga 20 hours 45 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Sri Lanka's 1996 World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga said that India's 1983 Prudential Cup triumph inspired him to take his country to the peak of 50-over cricket. "When I saw Kapil Dev holding the Cup in 1983, I was inspired. I thought, if a team like India, which was...
  • Quitting India tour selfish, inconsiderate, says former West Indies player 22 hours 5 minutes ago

    Port of Spain: Former West Indies Test batsman Bryan Davis has condemned the move by the West Indies players to abort the tour of India as "selfish and inconsiderate". In an impassioned response Saturday to the development, the 74-year-old said the players' actions were unacceptable and could not be justified, especially...
  • Kumar Sangakkara questions Sri Lanka's decision to schedule India tour 23 hours 29 minutes ago

    After West Indies' dramatic pullout from the India tour due to pay dispute with WICB, Sri Lanka Cricket's decision to fill in with a five-match ODI series has come in for sharp criticism from Kumar Sangakkara. "Our 6 weeks of pure fitness work ends abruptly. Have a week to do...
  • List of abandoned cricket tours 23 hours 35 minutes ago

    Friday's dramatic announcement that the West Indies' tour of India was being cut short because of a pay dispute involving their players was not the first time a major international cricket series had come to an unexpected end. Here's a list of tournaments that were brought to an abrupt end. West Indies...
  • Swimming pools, racing tracks, and driving ranges: 30 photos of the most extravagant corporate IT campuses in India Yesterday

    An engineering student's journey towards Infosys or TCS begins from the campus placement interviews. There are popular jokes and memes about most engineers eventually landing up at these two tech companies by default. But it's only when you enter these campuses that an engineering student realises all those sleepless nights...
  • Films in Indian Panorama for this year's IFFI announced Yesterday

    New Delhi: National-award winning movie 'Yellow' and Rajat Kapoor's 'Ankhon Delhi' were today named in the Indian Panorama for this year's International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which is scheduled to take place in Goa from next month. Critic Utpal Borpujari's English-Nagamese documentary 'Songs of the Blue Hills' has...
  • Air India proposes shift from sale and leaseback Yesterday

    New Delhi: Air India is proposing to shift from sale and leaseback to outright purchase of 15 of the 27 Dreamliner aircraft it has ordered, in a bid to save about USD 225-300 million as part of the turnaround plan. A proposal to this effect has been sent to the government...
  • Ponting praises IPL's role in promoting young talent Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting on Saturday praised Indian Premier League for its role in promoting young talent, saying that many Indian youngsters benefited from the T20 tournament. "It's great to see what IPL is doing by promoting the youngsters and we are all getting a look at them....
  • Is MS Dhoni troubled by captaincy in all three formats? Yesterday

    Former Australian World Cup winning captains Allan Border, Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting are of the opinion that leading India in all three formats of the game is troubling Mahendra Singh Dhoni, especially in Tests, and Virat Kohli must be groomed to take over the Test captaincy. "Probably it is because...
  • India-Australia final ideal for 2015 World Cup: Ricky Ponting Yesterday

    New Delhi: Two-time World Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting said Saturday that an India-Australia clash will serve up as an ideal final for the 2015 World Cup to be held in his country and New Zealand from Feb 14 to Mar 29. "A final between Australia and India will be the...
  • Clive Llyod apologises for Windies team calling off tour Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former captain and West Indies Cricket Board selection committee chairman Clive Lloyd on Saturday apologised for the Caribbean team's unprecedented move to pull out of remainder of India tour in the wake of an acrimonious pay dispute with WICB, saying that it was a mistake on the part...
  • Anna Hazare writes to Modi, threatens stir over black money Yesterday

    Mumbai: Criticising the government for telling the Supreme Court that all information on black money stashed abroad can't be disclosed, activist Anna Hazare on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and threatened to launch an agitation if the ill-gotten wealth was not brought back. "Bringing back black money is an...
  • Healthy team environment saw India lift 2011 World Cup: Harbhajan Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: Apart from a strong team, a healthy team environment was crucial for India's title triumph at the 2011 World Cup, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said on Saturday. "During the 2011 World Cup, our team was really strong. But the most important factor was the healthy team environment we had within...
  • Taking 20 wickets will be key to success in Australia: Sunil Gavaskar Yesterday

    New Delhi: India's success in the upcoming Australia tour would hinge upon their ability to take 20 wickets, reckons former batting great Sunil Gavaskar. India, who have been juggling with their team set-up for quite some time now, will take on Australia in a three-Test series in December before competing in...
  • Jyoti Randhawa tied 6th at Hong Kong Open Yesterday

    Hong Kong: Jyoti Randhawa, in tied sixth, was the best placed Indian golfer after the third round of the $1.3 million Hong Kong Open on Saturday. Randhawa battled to a 68 while overnight leader Ernie Els of South Africa registered a disappointing 71 in a rollercoaster round to slip to tied...
  • India hammer Australia 6-2 to storm into the final of Johor Cup Yesterday

    Johor Bahru: Harmanpreet Singh came up with his second hat-trick of the tournament as defending champions India hammered Australia 6-2 to storm into the final of the Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament on Saturday. With their fourth win from five matches, the junior Indian team has booked a place in...
  • Prime Minister appreciates Nita Ambani for taking up the 'Clean India' challenge Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday acknowledged the participation of Reliance Foundation Chairperson Nita Ambani in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by him earlier this month on Gandhi Jayanti. "Swachh Bharat Mission will be greatly strengthened by the participation of Mrs. Nita Ambani," tweeted Modi from his personal Twitter...
  • Narendra Modi calls up Hamid Karzai, hails his contribution Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday spoke to former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and hailed his effort to strengthen bilateral relations besides successfully steering his country on the path of peace, prosperity and stability which will "never be forgotten". Modi told Karzai that he will always remain a "special...
  • Kerala Cricket Association officials quizzed over reports of payment to Windies Yesterday

    Kochi: Income tax officials have quizzed Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) office bearers over a payment controversy following media reports that the game's local governing body intervened and offered to pay the financially embattled West Indies team money to enable the first One-Day International (ODI) of a five-match series to commence...