India

  • Sindhu, Srikanth lead Indian charge at Asian Badminton Championship 21-04-2014 12:50 PM

    New Delhi: With ace shuttler Saina Nehwal giving the tournament a miss, PV Sindhu and national champion K Srikanth will spearhead the Indian challenge at the $200,000 Asian Badminton championship which gets underway at Gimcheon, Korea on Tuesday. Olympic bronze-medallist, Saina decided to take rest to focus on the Thomas...
  • Election Mania: What's at stake?

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    If you're sitting here in India, you can't be oblivious to the election mania. We are in the middle of the 9 phases, and it's...

  • Four PLFI members arrested in Palamu 20-04-2014 06:39 PM

    Four activists of a militant outfit 'People's Liberation Front of India' were arrested from Karimati village in Palamu district, police said on Sunday. All the four rebels, arrested on Saturday night, were associated with the organisation for the past six months, Deputy SP Ajay Kumar said. Seven other militants managed...
  • Force India remain in top-3 with double points finish in Shanghai 20-04-2014 05:47 PM

    Shanghai: Sahara Force India secured their third double points finish in four races after Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez came sixth and ninth in the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday. The Silverstone squad showed strong race pace on a two-stop strategy after struggling in a wet qualifying on...
  • Air India to raise bridge loan of $500 mn for buying 4 Dreamliners 20-04-2014 09:57 AM

    New Delhi: Expecting deliveries of five more Dreamliners between May and November, Air India plans to raise bridge loan of $500 million to finance the purchase of four of these aircraft and use them to launch flights to new destinations like Moscow, Rome and Milan. The national carrier, which has...
  • Malaysian plane search in 44th day, sea bed scans could end in days 20-04-2014 09:51 AM

    Sydney/Perth: The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered its 44th day on Sunday as Australian search officials said a crucial series of sonar scans of the Indian Ocean floor could be completed within a week. The air, surface and underwater search is now focused on footage taken by...
  • Watch: Mumbaikars expectations from politicians in 'Young India Debates' 19-04-2014 10:30 PM

    In 'Young India Debates' first episode IBN18 Network Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai spoke to the younsters of Mumbai that what they want from the politicians. The show also had panelists from Congress, BJP and AAP. Congress leader Milind Deora, BJP leader Poonam Mahajan and AAP leader Medha Patkar spoke about the...
  • India go down 1-2 to Netherlands in final European Tour match 19-04-2014 08:33 PM

    Indian men's hockey team slumped to its third defeat on the trot as it lost 1-2 to the Netherlands in the final match of the European tour at the The Hague on Saturday. This tour is in preparations for the FIH Men's World Cup 2014, scheduled to be held at...
  • Force India's Nico Hulkenberg to start 8th at Chinese GP 19-04-2014 06:53 PM

    Shanghai: Placed second in the constructors' standings, the Force India will start eighth and 16th in Sunday's Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit here. German driver Nico Hulkenberg put his VJM07 in eighth after a wet weather qualifying session on Saturday as teammate Sergio Perez, who...
  • Change India: Will linking Aadhaar, India Post revolutionise banking? 19-04-2014 03:57 PM

    In the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Network 18's latest campaign is on 'Change India - Agenda for the next PM'. In today's show, we discuss idea of setting up new payment bank, which is currently a joint venture between Aadhaar. The big idea for that could...
  • India women draw 2-2 with Ireland, pocket hockey series 2-0 19-04-2014 01:51 PM

    New Delhi: The series already in their pocket, Indian eves round off their Ireland tour with a 2-2 draw against the home team in the third and final hockey Test in Dublin. India had earlier defeated Ireland 3-1 and 2-1 in the first two Tests of the tour, organised as...
  • White House names Indian-American 'Solar Champion of Change' 19-04-2014 10:35 AM

    Washington: White House has named Indian-American professor Rajendra Singh as one of ten "Solar Champions of Change" who are taking the initiative to spur solar deployment across America. Rajendra Singh is D. Houser Banks Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of Clemson University's Centre of Silicon Nanoelectronics in...
  • US: Indian physician arrested on health care fraud charges 19-04-2014 09:58 AM

    New York: A 61-year-old Indian physician has been arrested on health care fraud charges and faces life imprisonment for illegally distributing opioid pain medication that resulted in the deaths of two patients in the US. Pawan Kumar Jain of New Mexico was arrested yesterday by the officials from the Drug...
  • World Heritage Day: Agra residents show no pride to Taj city's rich historical legacy 18-04-2014 10:35 PM

    While World Heritage Day was celebratd globally on Friday, Agra's residents seem unconcerned and indifferent to the Taj city's rich historical legacy. Even with three World Heritage monuments and two more, Akbar's tomb at Sikandra and Etmauddaula, in the pipeline, the people in Agra displayed no sense of pride in...
  • VVIP chopper deal: CBI Director meets Indian envoy in Italy 18-04-2014 05:39 PM

    New Delhi: CBI Director Ranjeet Sinha has met Indian envoy in Italy in connection with its probe into alleged irregularities in Rs 3,600 AgustaWestland helicopter deal. Sinha, who was in Rome last week to attend a conference on human trafficking organised by London's Metropolitan Police, held a meeting with Basant...
  • Raj Singh named Chef-de-Mission of India's CWG contingent 18-04-2014 05:28 PM

    New Delhi: Wrestling Federation of India Secretary General Raj Singh was on Friday named Chef-de-Mission of the Indian contingent for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow in July-August. International shooter Raja K Sidhu will be the deputy chef-de-mission, the IOA said in a release. Sidhu is also one...
  • Hockey: India men lose 2-4 to Netherlands in European Tour 18-04-2014 02:40 PM

    New Delhi: India fought hard before slumping to its second defeat of the European tour, losing 2-4 to The Netherlands at The Hague. The Netherlands started the game on an attacking mode on Thursday, as Mirco Pruyser successfully sliced in a goal as early as in the ninth minute of...
  • India hockey women beat Ireland 2-1, pocket series 18-04-2014 02:34 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian women's hockey team continued their impressive show and defeated Ireland 2-1 in a keenly-contested second Test to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series in Dublin. India had earlier defeated Ireland 3-1 in the first Test of the tour, orgainsed as part of the...
  • Unbelievable! There are people named 'Kumar Sex', 'Congress', 'Rahul Gandhi', 'Arvind Kejriwal' and 'Computer' on electoral rolls 18-04-2014 01:43 PM

    Unbelievable as it may sound, some of the names on the Indian electoral rolls range from bizarre to downright hilarious. Listed in the data collected from 24 of the 35 states and Union Territories and put up on the Election Commission's website, are several people named Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal...
  • Formula One drivers in talks to resolve pay disputes 18-04-2014 09:23 AM

    Shanghai: Formula One drivers are in talks collectively to try and resolve the issue of unpaid wages but they have ruled out going on strike, some of those affected said on Thursday. Force India's Nico Hulkenberg, who was at financially-troubled Sauber last season and had problems with his salary, said...
  • Shuttler Arvind Bhat advances to New Zealand Open semis 17-04-2014 11:55 PM

    Auckland: Recently crowned German Open Grand Prix Gold winner Arvind Bhat came out with another fantastic performance to enter the men's singles semifinal of the New Zealand Badminton Open Grand Prix here on Thursday. The fifth seeded Bhat beat Malaysian third seed Chun Seang Tan in 56 minutes to win...
  • Halfway through 2014 elections: Is it too early to call it a wave elections? 17-04-2014 11:13 PM

    A large number of voters exercised their franchise across 121 constituencies in 12 states in the fifth and the biggest phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 17. While some seats witnessed a massive rush of voters pushing the turnout to well over 70 per cent, several others saw a...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 17-04-2014 10:36 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Air India to sell three Boeing 777s through competitive global bidding 17-04-2014 07:30 PM

    New Delhi Air India on Thursday declared its intent to sell three of its Boeing 777s for mopping up resources to stem its liabilities, barely four months after selling five of these planes to Gulf carrier Etihad Airways. The airline offered three Boeing 777-200 Long Range airplanes, powered with GE...
  • Boxing ad-hoc committee fixes trial dates for CWG 17-04-2014 06:54 PM

    New Delhi: The ad-hoc committee set up by the IOA to run some affairs of Indian boxing on Thursday decided to hold selection trials for the Commonwealth Games next month after a meeting here. The six-member committee, headed by veteran administrator Tarlochan Singh, met for the first time on Thursday...
  • This Lok Sabha polls, there are at least 450 voters named 'Amitabh Bachchan', 2 'Surma Bhopali', 1 'Mr India', 7000 'Gabbar Singh'! 17-04-2014 02:16 PM

    If you thought Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan was inimitable, Amitabh Bachchan, the son of Ramavilas from Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh would politely beg to differ. Of the hundreds and thousands of names on the electoral rolls on the Election Commission website, there are around 450 people named Amitabh Bachchan. Interestingly,...
  • Snapshot: An old photo of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi with young Rajiv and Sanjay 17-04-2014 02:11 PM

    This archival image of the one of the first families of India showcases Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru with his sister Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit. He is also accompanied by his daughter Indira Gandhi and two young grandchildren, Rajiv and Sanjay. (Photo credit: Photodivision.gov.in) ...
  • Microsoft most attractive employer, Sony India second: Survey 17-04-2014 11:37 AM

    New Delhi: Global software major Microsoft is the 'most attractive employer' in India, while IT, telecom and ITes are the most preferred sectors by the workforce, a survey by HR services firm Randstad said. Microsoft emerged as the 'most attractive employer' in the survey for the fourth year in a...
  • Admiral RK Dhowan named Navy Chief superseding Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha 17-04-2014 11:37 AM

    New Delhi: New Delhi: Admiral Robin Dhowan was on Thursday appointed as the new Navy chief of India. In a press release issued by the government of India, the Defence Ministry said that Dhowan was a Navigation and Direction specialist who has "served with distinction in an array of Command,...
  • Hockey: India men lose to Belgium on Europe tour 16-04-2014 04:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian senior men's hockey fought hard before going down 1-2 to Belgium to succumb to their first defeat in the ongoing European tour at Naarden in The Netherlands. India had earlier hammered Leiden Hockey Club (Dutch National Club) 7-0 in the first build-up game at Oegstgeest, before...