INDIA

  • Huawei Honor 4X review: A decent budget contender 3 days ago

    Making to our smartphone review this week is Huawei's Honor 4X (Che-L04). The phone was launched late March in India along with the higher- priced Honor 6 Plus. Before we get into the technicalities, let us begin with the phone's exteriors. At 5.5-inch, this phablet is in line with modern-day...
  • Nepal tragedy rings bells in Uttar Pradesh, 50 of 75 districts found to be quake-prone 3 days ago

    Lucknow: The killer earthquake in Nepal has rung alarm bells across Uttar Pradesh where 50 of the 75 districts have been found to be quake-prone. National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) under the Ministry of Home Affairs has identified 29 districts under Zone-IV, considered to be the high...
  • US asks India, others to go slow in boosting trade ties with Iran 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The United States wants India and other countries to wait for a final nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers before actively engaging with Tehran, US Under Secretary Wendy Sherman said on Wednesday. "I would say 'hold your horses'. We are not quite to an agreement yet," Sherman said,...
  • Indians flee quake-hit Nepal leaving jobs and savings behind 3 days ago

    Kathmandu: Traveling for hours on packed buses and boulder-strewn roads, thousands of Indians living in Nepal have fled home after last week's devastating earthquake, most with little more than the clothes they were wearing. Indians account for the largest segment of foreigners in Nepal, amounting to about 600,000 in a country...
  • BMW tunes in, steps up localisation to 50 per cent 3 days ago

    Coimbatore: Luxury car major BMW India has increased localisation in its vehicles to 50 per cent, which is in keeping with the Make-in-India programme, a top company official said on Wednesday. "The higher localisation has enabled us to address challenges like inflation in emerging markets such...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 3 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • India, US take stock of bilateral ties, discuss security scenario 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India and the US on Wednesday took stock of their bilateral ties and implementation of decisions taken at the summit between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January besides reviewing the security scenario in the region. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and US Under Secretary of State...
  • Anil Kumble on a jumbo mission to find a spin prodigy 3 days ago

    In his bid to give back to the sport, and the art, he loved, Kumble has launched Spin Stars, a unique, pan-Karnataka talent search for aspiring spin bowlers in the age group of 10-19. ...
  • Concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India: Government 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated as a sacrament or sacred as per mindset of the Indian society, government on Wednesday said. "It is considered that the concept of marital rape, as understood internationally, cannot be suitably applied in the Indian context...
  • Nawaz Sharif says India has failed to respond to Pakistan desire for good relations 4 days ago

    Islamabad: India has failed to respond to Pakistan's desire for good relations, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said, in rare rebuke of a neighbour with which he has promised to mend ties. Sharif made improving relations with India a priority when he swept to power for a third time in a...
  • BCCI technical committee proposes changes in Ranji points, overs 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In its bid to push for more results in Ranji matches, the BCCI technical committee has proposed a few changes in the points format and the number of overs bowled per day in the premier domestic tournament. The Anil Kumble-led committee has suggested the number of overs to be...
  • Eye on Olympics but focus on 2015, says India hockey coach 4 days ago

    "We want to improve on our finishing but can't take Japan lightly," says Paul van Ass. ...
  • Finishing, earning PCs prime focus against Japan: Sardar Singh 4 days ago

    India host Japan for a three-Test hockey series from May 2 in run-up to the World League in Belgium later this year. ...
  • Satnam Singh Bhamra becomes first India-born player to enter NBA draft 4 days ago

    New York: Satnam Singh Bhamra might become the first India born and only second Indian origin basketball player after Sim Bhullar to feature in the NBA following his inclusion in the NBA Draft for the year 2015. The 7 feet 1 inches tall hoopster from the IMG Academy is one of...
  • World Immunisation Week: India home to the largest number of under-five child deaths 4 days ago

    Almost 1.3 million Indian children under-five years of age die each year to due to preventable diseases. Pneumonia and Diarrhoea alone claims over 3 lakh lives each year. On World Immunization Week (April 24th-30th), Dr. Manoj K Das, one of India's leading child health expert, talks about preventable diseases in...
  • India to grow 8.4 per cent in financial year 2016: Dun & Bradstreet report 4 days ago

    New Delhi: India is expected to clock a GDP growth of 8.4 per cent in the current financial year, spurred by policy reforms, fall in food inflation and lower fuel prices, says a Dun & Bradstreet report. According to the research firm, the partial unclogging...
  • India emerges as a lead nation in disaster-response: Government 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said that India has emerged as a leading nation in disaster response, after having very swiftly directed its rescue and relief efforts in quake-struck Nepal. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said that Indian planes were already on their way to Nepal in less...
  • India focusing on Kathmandu, Gorkha district for rescue operations 4 days ago

    Kathmandu: India on Monday said it is focusing on Nepal's capital Kathmandu and the worst-affected Gorkha district for its rescue and relief efforts in the quake-hit country. "India has focused its assistance in two parts of Nepal. The first one is the capital-Kathmandu and the second one is Gorkha district which...
  • Government approves enhanced punishment for bribery 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday approved enhancing the minimum punishment for taking or giving bribes from six months to three years and the maximum punishment from five years to seven years. At a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the cabinet gave its approval to amend the Prevention of...
  • India brushes off concerns over gold import spike- for now 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Weak oil and commodity prices are offsetting concerns at India's central bank over the impact of a spike in gold imports on the broader economy, officials say, even as the industry forecasts another three months of strong buying. A more sustained increase in bullion imports after June, however, could cause...
  • India raises sugar import tax: raw sugar to attract import tax 4 days ago

    New Delhi: India has raised the import tax on sugar to 40 percent from 25 percent to help prop up falling local prices and protect local farmers who have not been paid by money-losing mills, the government said in a statement said on Wednesday. India also slapped the tax on imports...
  • Farmer hangs self over crop loss, 3 die of cardiac arrest in Uttar Pradesh 4 days ago

    Muzaffarnagar: Unable to repay a loan, a 55-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling of his residence in Alem town of Shamli district here, police said on Wednesday. Anandpal committed suicide last night by hanging himself from ceiling of his house as he was unable to repay...
  • Rahul Gandhi questions Prime Minister's 'Make in India' 4 days ago

    Chandigarh: Questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 'Make in India' campaign, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked the central government to help farmers and labourers whom he termed as the real force behind making India. In a brief interaction with media here before he took a flight...
  • Angelo Mathews shines bright among rare genuine allrounders 4 days ago

    New Delhi: At a time when genuine allrounders are rarer than ever before, Angelo Mathews shines bright. In Tests, One-Day Internationals and Twenty20 cricket, Mathews has established himself as Sri Lanka's man for a crisis. Averaging more than 50 with the bat, and good enough to open the bowling with...
  • Did you know T20 cricket completed 10 years on Feb 17? 4 days ago

    On February 17, when the entire cricketing fraternity was busy with the 50-over World Cup, one of the game's greatest revolutions silently crossed an important milestone. Twenty20, which is often seen as a very recent addition to cricket, celebrated its 10th anniversary in the international arena. T20 was conceptualised in England...
  • Harika wins silver, bronze for Koneru Humpy at the World Chess Championship 4 days ago

    Chengdu, China: D Harika and Koneru Humpy came up with fine individual performances to win a silver and a bronze, respectively, even as the Indian eves finished fourth in the women's World Team Chess Championship. Harika's silver and Humpy's bronze though were a big consolation for the team, overall it was...
  • House collapsed, 14-month son under rubble, mother in hospital, wife hurt: Story of a Nepal quake victim 4 days ago

    There is a tragedy in every corner of Nepal. Nearly 5,000 people have lost their lives and thousands of others have been injured. There has been massive destruction in the country leaving people homeless. ...
  • Breakfast in Delhi, lunch in Peshawar and dinner in Kabul, that's the world we seek: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani 4 days ago

    Speaking in favour of the Motor Vehicles Agreement, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that he hopes for access to India which could "quadruple the income of fruit growers, our vegetable growers." He also said that they are seeking a world where one can have breakfast in Delhi, lunch in Peshawar...
  • IPL 8: Bowlers take CSK to a two-run win over KKR in a low-scoring thriller 4 days ago

    Kolkata Knight Riders paid the ultimate price for making a meal of a relatively straightforward chase on an admittedly tricky Chepauk surface to hand Chennai Super Kings their sixth win of the IPL 2015 standings on Tuesday. Chennai thus returned to the top of the table, going one point clear...