INDIA

  • PMK accuses All India Radio of imposing Hindi in sourthern states 5 hours 6 minutes ago

    Chennai: National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ally Paattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) has on Friday slammed All India Radio's new four hour slot of Hindi programming in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. In a statement, PMK chief Ramadoss said that the Centre should cancel the programming. PMK accused All India Radio of imposing Hindi on...
  • English experience to help Indians in Australia tour: VVS Laxman 5 hours 19 minutes ago

    Kolkata: VVS Laxman on Friday said that the English experience would help the cricketers do well in the gruelling Australia tour that precedes the World Cup. "I'm sure we'll do well in Australia. The reason I believe this because they have got the talent and the potential. You have seen that...
  • Parupalli Kashyap loses in French Open badminton quarters 5 hours 37 minutes ago

    Paris: Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap's surge was halted by fifth-seeded Chinese shuttler Zhengming Wang in the French Open Super Series quarter-finals, here on Friday. Kashyap, who had upset World No.4 Kenichi Tago of Japan, worked hard against Wang but finally went down 21-15, 13-21, 21-13 in one hour and...
  • Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to visit India 6 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will be on a two-day visit to India next week, the external affairs ministry said on Friday. "Prime Minister of Vietnam will be on a state visit to India from October 27-28," external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said on Friday. The spokesperson added...
  • UN day to look at roadmap for future: Narendra Modi 6 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the United Nations on the occasion of UN Day, the day in 1945 when the Charter of the United Nations was brought into force, and said it was also a day to "look at a roadmap for the future". In tweets, the...
  • Pakistan sends Diwali sweets to President, PM 8 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Despite the bitterness in Indo-Pak ties, Pakistan has sent 'Diwali sweets' to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The sweets, by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and his wife, were also sent to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. According to sources, Basit sent the boxes to...
  • India's warning on pro-Pakistan group's rally on Kashmir in London 8 hours 19 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Two days ahead of a planned rally in London by a pro-Pakistan group on Kashmir issue, India on Friday warned that forces inimical to Indo-UK relations may utilise such opportunity in open societies. However, it appreciated Britain's stand that the Kashmir issue was to be resolved only by...
  • Despite Congress's warning, Tharoor takes up PM Modi's Swachh Bharat challenge, to clean Thiruvananthapuram beach on Saturday 8 hours 36 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: He may have been axed as the Congress spokesperson for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has decided to take up the PM's Clean India challenge. Tharoor tweeted on Friday saying that he will take part in the campaign at a beach in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. "Vizhinjam...
  • AIR launches 'WhatsApp' number for overseas audience 8 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a bid to stay connected with overseas audience, All India Radio (AIR) has launched a 'WhatsApp' number for its Urdu service. The new service was launched on the occasion of Diwali on October 23, a statement said. Listeners can send in their song request for 'Suraj Ke...
  • NIA files chargesheet in ISI spy case 10 hours 16 minutes ago

    Chennai: A preliminary charge sheet was filed by the National Investigation Agency in a court in a case of alleged attempts to spy for Pakistan's intelligence agency, ISI, and carry out sabotage activities in South India. The charge sheet was filed against Zahir Hussain, Siva Balan...
  • PM Narendra Modi likely to visit Fiji on November 19 10 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Fiji on November 19, a day after a bilateral meeting with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbot in Canberra. The Prime Minister is likely to travel from Australia, where he will be attending G-20 meeting, to Fiji on a day-long visit on...
  • Government announces 54 new BoPs, Rs 175 crore infrastructure package on China border 10 hours 28 minutes ago

    Greater Noida: Unfazed by China's objections to development of border areas, Government on Friday announced setting up of 54 new border outposts and a Rs 175 crore package for beefing up the infrastructure along the border in Arunachal Pradesh. The announcement was made by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh even...
  • Indian teacher honoured in Saudi Arabia 11 hours 32 minutes ago

    Jaddah: The Indian community in Saudi Arabia held a reception in Jeddah to honour a teacher who has received India's best teacher award. The Indian government had conferred the National Award for Best Teacher on Syed Hameed, principal of the International Indian School in Jubail, around 1,500 km from Jeddah. Hameed was...
  • Ask India of things that it can do: ex-NSA Stephen Hadley 11 hours 33 minutes ago

    Washington: Observing that the new Indian government gives the US a fresh opportunity to re-start the bilateral ties, an ex-NSA has cautioned the Obama Administration of not demanding things from Prime Minister Modi, which he can't deliver. "We have to understand that India has a transition. They have come from...
  • Suspending chef-de-mission was nation's insult: IOA secy Rajeev Mehta 11 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Slamming AIBA's decision to not only hand provisional suspension to boxer Sarita Devi but also India's Asiad chef-de-mission Adille J. Sumariwalla, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta has said that the move is an insult to the nation. "Handing provisional suspension on chef-de-mission was an insult to...
  • Worried sponsors pile pressure on West Indies Cricket Board 12 hours 3 minutes ago

    Bridgetown: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), reeling from the fallout from the team's withdrawal from the tour of India, is facing fresh pressure from its worried commercial and broadcast partners. West Indies cricket was plunged into a major crisis after the tourists abandoned their series in India over a protracted...
  • India drop to 159 in FIFA rankings 12 hours 4 minutes ago

    Zurich: The Indian football team dropped one place to be ranked 159th in the latest FIFA rankings released on Friday. The Sunil Chhetri-led side got 119 points and went a place below as Liechtenstein gained 17 points to reach 155th position in the rankings which continue to be headed by World...
  • India asks UNSC to enforce resolutions on countering terrorism 12 hours 4 minutes ago

    United Nations: India has asked the UN Security Council to enforce its resolutions on countering terrorism "without exception" and include a "mandatory time-bound reporting" on compliance to stem the ever-widening spiral of violence. India's Ambassador to the UN Asoke Mukerji while speaking at an open debate on the "Working Methods...
  • India name 21-member hockey squad for Australia Test tour 15 hours 50 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Sardar Singh will lead a 21-member Indian men's hockey squad for the four-match Test tour of Australia to be held in Perth from November 4 to 9. Post bagging the gold medal at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, the tour of Australia is being organised as part of...
  • Permanent solution on food security in WTO rules is must: India 16 hours 7 minutes ago

    United Nations: In a stern message, India has told the UN General Assembly that developing countries must have the freedom to use food reserves to feed the poor "without the threat of sanctions" and a permanent solution on food security with necessary changes in WTO rules is a must. "The issue...
  • Never wanted to abandon India tour: Marlon Samuels 16 hours 19 minutes ago

    Kingston: West Indies stroke-maker Marlon Samuels said he never wanted to be part of the one-day team's plan to abandon the tour of India, and revealed he stayed away from most of the players' meetings during the troubled tour. Samuels is the first player to speak out about the controversial decision...
  • Venkaiah Naidu picks up the broom to clean cyclone-hit Visakhapatnam 18 hours 23 minutes ago

    Visakhapatnam: Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat or Clean India campaign, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu picked up the broom in the cyclone-hit Visakhapatnam on Friday. Naidu and his team cleaned up the beaches in Visakhapatnam which saw heavy destruction due to cyclone Hudhud. "People should voluntarily join the mission,...
  • India need to rework strategy for World Cup defence 19 hours 28 minutes ago

    All those who believe that India's best suit in cricket are the shorter formats, may have been shell-shocked watching the World Champions lose the first of their five One-Day Internationals (ODI) against the West Indies, that too in their backyard. Before going into the match nothing suggested that India could be...
  • India celebrates Diwali with traditional fervour Yesterday

    New Delhi: Diwali, the festival of lights, was celebrated with traditional fervour across the country with people exchanging sweets and gifts with friends and relatives, decking up their houses with earthen diyas and tiny lights and illuminating the evening sky with fireworks. Children and youths burst crackers and lit sparklers...
  • Badminton: Srikanth, Kashyap, Saina rise in world rankings Yesterday

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest released Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings on Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal moved up one spot to the sixth. Srikanth is lying 16th while Kashyap is 21st in the rankings. Srikanth started...
  • When Dravid sent an email to Pietersen on how to play spin Yesterday

    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen and India batting legend Rahul Dravid were team-mates for the Royal Challengers Bangalore during the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), and the Englishman in his recently launched autobiography 'KP', revealed that he sought Dravid's help on how to play spin and also...
  • Pakistan fires along international border as Modi tours Siachen, flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir Yesterday

    Srinagar: Pakistan on Thursday repeatedly violated the ceasefire along the international border on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew to Siachen Glacier to meet and greet the soldiers on the occasion of Diwali. "Pakistan Rangers resorted to small-arms firing at a few BoPs along IB in Ramgarh and Arnia...
  • No exchange of sweets between India, Pakistan at Attari border this Diwali Yesterday

    Amritsar: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday did not exchange sweets and greetings with their counterparts Pakistan Rangers on the occasion of Diwali. This is the second time within this month that the border guards of both the countries have not exchanged sweets during their festivals. Both sides broke the tradition...
  • 'Alok Nath cracker - won't burst, only gives ashirwad': 12 hilarious celebrity firecracker brands Indian Twitter users created for Diwali Yesterday

    There are innumerable campaigns to discourage people from buying firecrackers every year on Diwali. On social networking sites and in schools and colleges, students have taken a pledge to lighting diyas and candles instead of crackers this year.On Twitter, Indians users have come up with own celebrity firecracker brands. There...