INDIA

  • No need to be intimidated by Australia: Ravi Shastri 2 days ago

    BCCI's Director of Cricket, Ravi Shastri, has said if the team fights it out in the middle with heart and enjoys the tour Down Under, then there is no reason why it can't perform on the tough tour of Australia. "We have got an exciting bunch of young players but that...
  • Australia should be prepared to face aggressive India: Virat Kohli 2 days ago

    For the first time in 22 years, the Indian team is embarking on a Test tour of Australia without greats like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble and Virender Sehwag but unperturbed by that, star batsman and captain for the first Test Virat Kohli said they...
  • Team India leaves for tour Down Under 2 days ago

    Mumbai: An 18-member Indian team, led by Virat Kohli on Saturday left for Australia to play in the four-match Test series starting at Brisbane from December 4. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will miss the first Test due to a right thumb injury and he is expected the join side from the...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif asks US President Barack Obama to take up Kashmir issue during India visit 2 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked US President Barack Obama to take up the Kashmir issue with the Indian leadership when he travels to India in January 2015. Sharif made the request when Obama telephoned him, informing about his forthcoming India visit and discussing bilateral ties and the regional situation. "The...
  • Duncan Fletcher to join Team India in Australia 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Indian coach Duncan Fletcher, who was not present at the pre-departure press conference here Thursday, is reportedly going to join the Virat Kohli-led team in Australia from his native place South Africa. Kohli and Team Director Ravi Shastri addressed the media on the eve of the departure for the...
  • UN calls on governments, adopts first-ever resolution to end child marriage 2 days ago

    United Nations: The United Nations has adopted the first-ever resolution calling on governments to stop child marriages, despite misgivings from countries who had hoped to include sex education as key to preventing the practice. About 15 million girls worldwide become child brides each year and globally, more than 700 million women...
  • Rameswaram: 5 fishermen pardoned by Sri Lanka return home, get heroes welcome 2 days ago

    Chennai: Three years after five fishermen from Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu were arrested by Sri Lanka and charged with allegedly smuggling drugs into the country, they atlast returned home. The five men from Rameswaram received a hero's welcome. Sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court in October, the...
  • World is looking at India with great respect, blogs PM Narendra Modi 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The world is looking at India with renewed respect and immense enthusiasm, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, a day after he ended a visit to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji. Writing in his blog, Mr Modi also said that the G-20 nations had agreed to battle black money...
  • Barack Obama calls Nawaz Sharif, informs of his India visit 2 days ago

    Islamabad: US President Barack Obama on Saturday telephoned Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and informed him about his forthcoming visit to India, as the two leaders discussed bilateral ties and the regional situation. The Pakistan Prime Minister's Office said that President Obama informed Sharif of his forthcoming visit to India in...
  • N Srinivasan requests SC to reinstate him as BCCI president 2 days ago

    "I voluntarily stepped aside as the BCCI chief pending inquiry by the Mudgal panel. Now that nothing has been found against me, allow me to be reinstated as the BCCI president," he said. ...
  • India complete hattrick of SAFF Women's Championship titles 2 days ago

    Islamabad: The Indian national football team won the SAFF Women's Championship for the third straight time, defeating Nepal 6-0 in the final on Friday, triumphing for the first time on Pakistani soil. Striker Bala Devi scored four times to taking her tally to 16 goals - the highest in a single...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 2 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Australia tour will give advantage to India in World Cup: VVS Laxman 2 days ago

    For batting legend VVS Laxman there are no clear favourites for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, but the former Indian batsman feels India will surely enjoy an "advantage" having spent a considerable amount of time Down Under before the mega-event. India will spend nearly two-and-a-half months in...
  • Shuttlers Anand Pawar, Saili Rana in Scottish Open quarters 2 days ago

    Glasgow: Indian shuttlers Anand Pawar and Saili Rane reached the quarter-finals of their respective categories at the $50,000 Scottish Open Grand Prix. Men's singles seventh seed Pawar defeated Dutch Erik Meijs 21-17, 21-17 in 43 minutes at the Emirates Arena. With the win the Mumbaikar extended his career record to 3-0...
  • We can beat Australia in their own backyard, says Virat Kohli 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Set to embark on a gruelling Test tour of Australia starting December 4, star batsman Virat Kohli on Friday said India will play aggressive and positive cricket in their four-match series and his young side can beat the Aussies in their own backyard. "We are confident of our ability and...
  • Modi invites Obama to be chief guest at Republic Day celebrations 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited US President Barack Obama to be the chief guest at 2015 Republic Day celebrations. PM tweeted about the invite sent out to Obama. "This Republic Day, we hope to have a friend over...invited President Obama to be the 1st US President to...
  • Pankaj Advani, Kamal Chawla inch closer to World Snooker knockouts 3 days ago

    Bengaluru: Indian cue stars Pankaj Advani and Kamal Chawla on Friday moved closer to the knockout stage after registering their third straight win against their respective opponents on Day 3 of the IBSF World Snooker Championship at Sree Kanteerava Stadium. After getting into the groove post his second win on Friday,...
  • Boxing India to issue show cause notice to Sarita Devi's husband, coach 3 days ago

    Under pressure from AIBA, Boxing India (BI) on Friday said it has decided to issue a show cause notice to boxer Sarita Devi's husband and personal coach for their unauthorised presence at the ringside during the Incheon Asian Games. Sarita faces the prospect of a life ban from AIBA, the sport's...
  • Kim Hughes, McGrath back Smith to lead in Clarke's absence 3 days ago

    Sydney: As serious doubts remain over Michael Clarke's participation in the first Test against India, Steven Smith is being looked by many as a front-runner to lead Australia in the regular skipper's absence. Even though vice-captain Brad Haddin is expected to step up as skipper in Clarke's absence when Australia take...
  • Mithali Raj retained as ODI and T20 captain 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Right-hander Mithali Raj will skipper the Indian women's cricket team against visiting South Africa in the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series and the lone Twenty20 International. "The women's selection committee met here Friday to pick the Indian teams for the ODI series and T20I against South Africa," Board of Control...
  • India tour pull-out: Windies task force begins probe 3 days ago

    Bridgetown: A task force set-up to probe the circumstances that led to the controversial pull-out of the West Indies team from its tour of India has begun its work, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced. The task force comprising chairman Michael Gordon and members Wes Hall and Richard Cheltenham held...
  • Nepal set for Modi's Janakpur visit despite cancellation fears 3 days ago

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Janakpur, the revered Hindu religious site in Nepal, has not yet been officially cancelled despite reports about the trip being called off due to opposition by some political parties, the Nepalese government said on Friday. Preparations were going on for the visit till Friday...
  • Watch: TV foodies Rocky and Mayur bring to you 'Vital Stats of India' 3 days ago

    TV foodies Rocky and Mayur bring Vital Stats of India, a show that talks about everything interesting in India is starting from 21st November at 9 PM. It's about facts, health, election, food, politics and every other thing one can think of. ...
  • Boxing India to issue show cause notice to Sarita's husband, coach 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Under pressure from AIBA, Boxing India (BI) on Friday said it has decided to issue a show cause notice to boxer Sarita Devi's husband and personal coach for their unauthorised presence at the ringside during the Incheon Asian Games. Sarita faces the prospect of a life ban from AIBA,...
  • Hockey India League appoints Indian umpires for 2015 edition 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Hockey India League (HIL) on Friday announced a panel of Indian umpires for its 2015 edition scheduled from Jan 22 to Feb 22. The panel consists of experienced umpires who have conducted many matches in reputed tournaments. Javed Shaikh, Raghu Prasad, Gurinder Singh Sangha, Ripudaman Sharma, Anil Kumar and a...
  • India needs to improve energy efficiency by 2030: UN report 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Nearly one lakh premature deaths take place annually due to air pollution in India and some other countries which can be avoided by 2030 by improving energy efficiency measures in transport and industrial sectors, a UN report on Friday said. The fifth Emissions Gap Report 2014 by the United...
  • Watch: Virat Kohli turns into Superhero 'Virat' for Australia series 3 days ago

    India's most prolific batsman of late and captain for the first Test on the coming tour of Australia, Kohli gets into the avatar of a Superhero in the animated series 'Virat'. ...
  • Centre doing injustice to Muslims by not handing over Taj Mahal: Azam Khan 3 days ago

    Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has demanded that the Taj Mahal be handed over to the Waqf Board. The Taj Mahal is currently managed by the Archaeological Survey of India. Azam Khan says the Centre will be doing an injustice to the Muslim community if the Taj is not handed...
  • Grateful to PM Modi for his help in getting us back home: A released fisherman 3 days ago

    The five fishermen who were pardoned by the Sri Lankan government have returned to India. A fishermen said, "There have been huge efforts made, diplomatic and otherwise, to secure our release. We heard people have been on hunger fasts for 15 days. The diplomatic efforts from the two countries have...