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  • Nepal ready to 'mediate' between India, Pakistan at SAARC summit 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: Nepal is ready to "mediate" between India and Pakistan to break the deadlock in their ties by bringing the leaders of the two countries together during the SAARC Summit, Foreign Minister Mahendra Pandey on Monday said. "Nepal could mediate between India and Pakistan on the sidelines of the Summit,"...
  • Indians fill up knockout berths in World Snooker 2 days ago

    Bengaluru: Amidst a hectic scramble for knockout berths at the IBSF World Snooker Championship, Denise Santos from the Philippines came up with a break of 91, the highest in the women's competition so far, as she beat Russia's Irina Gorbataya 3-0 on Monday. The victory helped Santos to remain in contention...
  • Eyeing U-17 WC, AIFF to hold first U-15 tourney next year 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Aiming to prepare a strong squad for the Under-17 World Cup in 2017, the All India Football Federation on Monday said that the inaugural edition of the proposed AIFF U-15 tournament for I-League clubs will be held next year. The first tournament will be a 16-team event, where besides...
  • IPL Spot-fixing: N Srinivasan refuses to comment on Supreme Court's statement 2 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: As the Supreme Court on Monday questioned whether sidelined BCCI chief N. Srinivasan was not in a position of conflict while heading the cricket body and also holding a franchise in the IPL, he made a quick visit on Monday evening to the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in the...
  • India can grow at 9 per cent, become $10 trillion economy in 20 years: Report 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India has the potential to achieve 9 per cent growth rate and become a $10 trillion economy by 2034 on the back of concerted efforts by the corporate sector and a constructive role played by the government, a PwC report said on Monday. "India is on the cusp...
  • Sarjubala and Saweety win silver medals at the Women's World Boxing Championships 2 days ago

    Shamjetsabam Sarjubala and Saweety won silver medals at the Women's World Boxing Championships Jeju 2014 in the Women's Light Fly (45-48 kg) weight category and Women's Light Heavy (81 kg) weight category respectively. Sarjubala, a 2011 world youth champion, had defeated Thailand's Chuthamat Raksat 38-38, 40-36, 39-37, while Saweety got the...
  • Suspense over Modi-Sharif meet at SAARC, Sushma says, 'wait till Tuesday' 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Speculations about a possible meet between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at the upcoming SAARC summit are likely to be put to rest on Tuesday. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who has already reached Nepal - venue for SAARC Summit - said "wait...
  • Government asks France to 'open shops' in India for railway projects 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Government on Monday invited France to "open shops" in the country to execute Railway projects and sought co-operation in areas of safety, customer service and high-speed train service. "There are multiple areas in rail sector where we can work together and in those areas we can hope for...
  • SAI defends Boxing India's move to showcause Sarita Devi 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Jiji Thomson on Monday defended Boxing India's (BI) decision to shoot off a showcause notice to suspended female pugilist L. Sarita Devi, her husband and personal coach for their unauthorised presence near the boxing ring during the Incheon Asian Games. "There must...
  • After Big B, Salman and Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra takes to streets for 'Clean India Campaign' 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra cleaned an area in the city with the help of some social workers as a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. PM Narendra Modi had earlier nominated the 'Mary Kom' actress to contribute towards the 'Clean India Campaign', he launched on the birth...
  • TRAI reiterates its proposals on spectrum auction 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI on Monday said it stands by its proposals, including spectrum reserve price, taking back airwaves from BSNL, swapping 2100 MHz with defence forces and increasing supply of radiowaves. The Department of Telecom (DoT) had sought clarifications from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on its...
  • Ready to re-appoint Terry Walsh as coach if Hockey India agrees: SAI 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Jiji Thomson on Monday said that the authority is ready to re-appoint chief coach Terry Walsh but only after receiving the consent of approval from Hockey India (HI). "We had discussed several issues with Terry Walsh and all the stakeholders regarding his...
  • National Security Adviser Ajit Doval named special representative for border talks with China 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Six months after coming to power, the NDA government on Monday named National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval as its Special Representative on boundary talks with China, paving the way for the dialogue to resume at this level. Doval "has been appointed as the Special Representative of India to...
  • Harbhajan Singh did a great job in legalising his action: ICC CEO 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Asserting that the timing of the crackdown on illegal actions is not a conspiracy, International Cricket Council CEO David Richardson lauded Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh for correcting his bowling action after being called twice in his career and making it absolutely legal. "At one stage his (Harbhajan Singh) action...
  • Tour Game: India allay bowling worries by knocking over CA XI 2 days ago

    Not usually do you see Indians high-fiving on the opening day of a cricket tour to Australia. But the Gliderol Stadium in Adelaide saw that, as Indian bowlers left Monday morning blues in bed and turned up for work in style. In an ideal scenario, India would have wanted their batsmen...
  • PMO sources: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is the new Chief Negotiator on China 2 days ago

    PMO sources tell CNN-IBN that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is the new Chief Negotiator on China. This comes just days after Prime Minister Modi met Chinese Premiere Li Keqiang on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in Myanmar. ...
  • Kohli remains No. 2 ODI batsman, Bhuvneshwar moves up to seventh 3 days ago

    Dubai: Top India batsman Virat Kohli has maintained his second position in the latest ICC batsmen rankings while medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has moved up a place to be seventh in the bowlers' standings. AB de Villiers has strengthened his grip on the number-one batting ranking by extending his advantage of...
  • India in Australia, Tour Game: Indian bowlers shine on Day 1 3 days ago

    Adelaide: India's fast bowlers led by Varun Aaron made full use of the seamer-friendly conditions, as they dismissed an inexperienced Cricket Australia XI for 219 on the first day of their opening two-day warm-up fixture, here on Monday. All the Indian bowlers were among wickets as Aaron, who worked up good...
  • Hockey: Mandeep Singh left out of India's 18-man Champions Trophy squad 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Young forward Mandeep Singh was the notable omission from India's 18-man squad for the Champions Trophy announced by Hockey India on Monday. Mandeep was among the three men left out of the squad that toured for the bilateral series in Australia, which India won. Midfielder Satbir Singh and defender...
  • IPL Spot-Fixing: Sachin Tendulkar refuses to comment on Mudgal Report 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Monday refused to comment on Justice Mudgal Commitee's report on the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal. Tendulkar, a Rajya Sabha member, said here that the Supreme Court will look into the case, and it was not wise for him...
  • Injured Steve Smith likely to be fit ahead of first Test against India 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Steve Smith was ruled out of Tuesday's Sheffield Shield match but is still likely to play for Australia in the first Test against India, starting December 4, after picking up a quad strain, Cricket Australia announced on Monday. Smith guided Australia to a remarkable win in the fifth One-Day International...
  • Will make non-aggressive but strong India: Manohar Parrikar 3 days ago

    Gurgaon: India does not believe in an aggressive posture but will build a position where people should not dare see eye to eye with it, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday. He also asserted there will be "zero tolerance to error" in defence-related issues. Addressing service personnel at Air Force centre...
  • India to have second largest online user base after China by 2016 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Availability of low-cost smartphones and increasing penetration of mobile broadband will help India overtake the US as the world's second largest Internet user-base by 2016, research firm eMarketer said. According to the US-based firm, India's online population will touch 283.8 million by 2016, leaving behind the US at...
  • INS Vikrant lost the survival war against its own countrymen: Shiv Sena 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Describing iconic INS Vikrant's reduction into scrap as "misfortune" of the country, the Shiv Sena on Monday said the decommissioned warship that helped India win the 1971 battle against Pakistan, lost the fight for survival against its own countrymen. "Every man in the country was against the scrapping of this...
  • 'Should I switch on the geyser or should I skip taking a bath today?' 10 dilemmas you're bound to face every winter 3 days ago

    That time of the year has arrived when blankets become your best friends forever and there's nothing in the world you value more than them. The days are getting shorter, the sun has never felt better and a jacket is something you must carry all the time.Winter is coming and...
  • No formal Modi-Sharif meeting in Nepal but India doesn't rule out informal talks between the PMs 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are unlikely to have a formal meeting during his visit to Kathmandu in Nepal. However, according to sources, an informal meeting can be held between the two ministers at the sidelines of the SAARC summit. The Indian government has...
  • Unsung heroes of Indian agriculture 3 days ago

    Crystal National Agri awards 2014 is a unique initiative that honours people who have made a significant difference to the agriculture ecosystem in India. ...
  • Michael Clarke in Australia squad for first Test against India 3 days ago

    Brisbane: Michael Clarke has been selected to lead Australia in the first Test against India despite concerns over back and hamstring injuries that forced him out of the limited-overs series win over South Africa. Australia selectors announced the 12-man squad on Monday for the December 4-8 match, including Clarke subject to...
  • As it happened: Cricket Australia XI vs Indians, Day 1 3 days ago

    (For Live updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Cricket Australia XI opted to bat against Indians. Teams: CA XI: Matthew Short, Ryan Carters(wk), Ashton Turner(c), Seb Gotch, Nick Stevens, Kelvin Smith, Alexander Gregory, Jonte Pattison, Josh Lalor, David Moody, Harry Conway, Sam Grimwade Indians: Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara,...