India

  • Judicial corruption the worst form of ailment in a thriving democracy, says CJI RM Lodha Yesterday

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over corruption in the judiciary, Chief Justice of India RM Lodha asserted that independence of judiciary is non-negotiable. "As things change and economy grows, corruption also grows. Don't do anything that brings corruption in judiciary," he said. He also warned judges to be wary of people who...
  • From Leh Palace to the Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal: 15 grand Indian palaces that once served as royal residences Yesterday

    They are grand and every inch of an Indian palace is reminiscent of the years of royalty it has witnessed over centuries. High on luxury, the royal residence of India's famous princes reflects the lavish life Indian rulers lead in the past. Over the years a few royal residences were...
  • Asian Games 2014: Kabaddi, Sepaktakraw add Asian flavor to games Yesterday

    India found a way to ensure the Chinese juggernaut didn't dominate every sport at the Asian Games - the introduction of kabaddi saw to that. The Indian team has won all six men's gold medals since the regional sport was introduced, and added the first women's title, too, at Guangzhou in...
  • Senator applauds 'progress' made in Indo-US ties in 100 days Yesterday

    Washington: A top American Senator has applauded the progress made in the Indo-US relationship in the first 100 days of the Narendra Modi government, which the lawmaker said would provide "new energy" and "important momentum" ahead of the Indian prime minister visit to America. "I am pleased to see US and...
  • An uphill task for India in Davis Cup: Somdev Yesterday

    Bangalore: A despondent Somdev Devvarman, after his four-set loss to Filip Krajinovic which put Serbia 2-0 ahead after the first day in the Davis Cup World Group play-off here on Friday, felt that India faced an uphill task to get back into the tie. "It is going to be extremely tough,...
  • Prakash Javadekar launches online portal for monitoring of zoos Yesterday

    New Delhi: Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday launched an online portal for grant of recognition to zoos and their monitoring besides an E-archival and retrieval management system for the Central Zoo Authority. A book "Zoos in India 2014" was also released at the event. The online portal for grant...
  • PM Modi invites suggestions from people for 'Clean India' project Yesterday

    New Delhi: Reaching out to people for his ambitious project for a clean India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday sought their views on the contours of "Mission Swachh Bharat" to be launched on Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary on October 2. Modi linked cleanliness to tourism and global interest in...
  • One-day cricket is struggling and irrelevant, says Dravid Yesterday

    Mumbai: Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Friday said of the three formats of the game, ODI cricket at present was largely irrelevant and struggling to survive and consequently there should be more tournaments like Champions Trophy or World Cup to give it a proper context. "I think one-day cricket is...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 2 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Better showing by Indian wrestlers in World Championship on Day 5 2 days ago

    After a disappointing show by the Indian men and women wrestlers in the freestyle category, the country's Greco-Roman wrestlers came up with a better showing in the ongoing FILA World Championship on Friday. On Day 5 of the event, Gurpreet Singh impressed in the 75kg category after reaching the last-four stage...
  • Pakistan remains China's priority: President Xi Jinping 2 days ago

    Beijing: President Xi Jinping, who had put off his visit to Islamabad due to the political turmoil there, on Friday assured all-weather ally Pakistan that China has always seen the bilateral relations with it as a diplomatic priority. Xi met Pakistan's national security and foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz on the...
  • Gmail passwords leaked: Narrow escape for users but a wake call for better cyber policing 2 days ago

    New Delhi: It might be time to change your password if you are a Gmail user. A list of nearly 5 million combinations of Gmail addresses and passwords was posted online on Tuesday. But while the passwords seem to be old, the leak has once again raised concerns over cyber...
  • Davis Cup: Serbia take day one honours, lead 2-0 against India Yesterday

    Even a second-string Serbia proved a mighty opponent as Yuki Bhambri and Somdev Devvarman suffered crushing singles defeats to leave India trailing 0-2 on the opening day of the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie here today. Serbia, who are here without their top stars, dominated the proceedings to comfortably place...
  • Davis Cup: Unforced errors cost me, says Yuki Bhambri 2 days ago

    Bangalore: Yuki Bhambri, who failed to rise to the occasion and suffered a straight-set bashing at the hands of Dusan Lajovic in the opening singles, on Friday said unforced errors and failure to push the opponent hard had done in him in the Davis Cup World Group Playoff tie. "I felt...
  • China needs to come to table on border dispute: VK Singh 2 days ago

    Gandhinagar: China needs to come to the discussion table to resolve the long-standing border dispute on Arunachal Pradesh, Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs VK Singh said on Friday. "We are having a border dispute with China about Arunachal Pradesh. It doesn't become their (China's) region by merely putting claim...
  • Sania Mirza to play in 2014 Asian Games 2 days ago

    In a significant development, Sania Mirza has agreed to play in the upcoming Asian Games, two days after AITA announced that they would allow top players to miss the Incheon event, keeping in mind their requirements on the professional circuit. Sania's decision means that the Hyderabadi has put on line 900...
  • Hockey India League unveils Pune franchise 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The third edition of Hockey India League (HIL) early next year will see the addition of the Pune franchise which was bought by Deccan Water Treatment Pvt. Ltd. owner Anibran Sarkar on Friday. "We welcome Deccan Water Treatment as the new franchise for next season's HIL. These are exciting...
  • Anirban Lahiri sitting joint third at Tournament Players Championship 2 days ago

    Taipei: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri shot a six-under par 66 (139) on Friday to sit joint third after round two of the $500,000 Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC). Lien Lu-sen led the local charge following a 71 to sit in third on 138 while Indian star Anirban Lahiri (66), Sweden's Daniel...
  • India announce 10-member table tennis squad 2 days ago

    New Delhi: A 10-member table tennis team spearheaded by Sharath Kamal will be representing India at the Incheon Asian Games beginning September 19. The team were selected on the basis of the players national and international ranking, besides keeping in mind the current form of the individual players after the Inter-Institutional...
  • Bopanna open to playing with Paes at Rio Olympics 2 days ago

    Bangalore: India's doubles star Rohan Bopanna says the bitterness that had developed between him and Leander Paes in the build-up to the 2012 London Games is "long gone and over" and he was not averse to the idea of pairing with his senior compatriot for the Rio Olympics if there...
  • Sushma Swaraj meets Russian counterpart; discusses bilateral ties 2 days ago

    Dushanbe (Tajikistan): India and Russia on Friday reviewed entire gamut of their bilateral relationship including cooperation in crucial sectors of defence, energy security, trade and investment and agreed to inject fresh vigour in the strategic and time-tested ties. In a meeting on the sidelines of annual summit of SCO, External Affairs...
  • India poised to take global leadership role under Modi: Rijiju 2 days ago

    Washington: India is poised to take global leadership role under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju. "India is poised to take a global leadership role under Prime Minister Modi," he said. Rijiju, who is here to attend a World Bank meeting on disaster...
  • Incheon worried about 'life after the Asian Games' 2 days ago

    Seoul: As the port city of Incheon prepares to host the Asian Games, some are worried about what happens when the party leaves town. Aside from looming potential debt, the games will also double as an expensive rehearsal for the 2018 Winter Olympics at the ski resort town of Pyeongchang. Incheon...
  • India begin preparation for Sultan of Johor Cup title defence 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of the 4th Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament in Malaysia, a preparatory camp for the India junior men's core probables will commence on Saturday at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here. The Sultan of Johor Cup in Johor Bahru is scheduled to be held from October...
  • Tibetan Parliament to discuss Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India 2 days ago

    Dharamsala: The session of the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile began in this Himachal Pradesh hill town on Friday and will hold special deliberations on the proposed visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India next week, an official said. A special session to discuss the proposed visit will be held on September...
  • India has second-highest number of child marriages: UN report 2 days ago

    United Nations:India had the highest number of unregistered children under age five between 2000 and 2012 and the second-highest number of child marriages, according to a UN report which said the country still needs to improve immunisation coverage and stop gender-based sex selection. The report 'Improving Children's Lives, Transforming the Future...
  • IITs, others to develop technologies for rural development 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A network of IITs and other institutes will evolve appropriate technologies for rural development under the 'Unnat Bharat Abhiyan' scheme, it was announced on Thursday. The venture is coordinated by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi and will be launched as a "network of IITs and other professional...
  • Drop Fletcher and bring in Vengsarkar, Shastri, says Farokh Engineer 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer wants Duncan Fletcher axed as the Indian team's chief coach, and the appointment of Ravi Shastri and Dilip Vengsarkar to guide the team after the 3-1 drubbing Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men received in the five-Test series in England. "Ravi has done extremely well. He has...
  • Modi wants 'Swacch Bharat' to be linked with economic activity 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for making 'Swacch Bharat' into a mass movement and linking it to economic activity to ensure greater participation. Chairing a high-level meeting, he said all government departments will actively participate in the programme. Government offices up to panchayat level will be...
  • India's love affair with gold may be over as prices slide 3 days ago

    Vangal: Kiran Laxman Salunkhe used to buy jewellery during religious festivals, but sliding gold prices have led the young farmer to break with his family's traditional investment. This year Salunkhe has deposited his hard-earned savings at the bank for the first time in a decade and bought farmland. "I bought jewellery when...