India

  • PM Modi's 'Swach Bharat' campaign to begin on October 2 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swach Bharat Abhiyaan' or 'Clean India' campaign kickstarts on Gandhi Jayanti on October 2. The campaign, which is aimed at cleaning up India and improving sanitation facilities, finds resemblance with CNN-IBN's own Clean India campaign. CNN-IBN had launched this campaign before August 15 and...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014, Day 12 -2015592739 minutes ago

    (For Updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) India pins its 'gold medal' hopes on the 12th day of competition with the celebrated Indian women boxer MC Mary Kom will be in action in the Fly (51 kg) final at 11:30 am IST today. Also in action will be...
  • India's food security concern at WTO needs solution: Modi -1327120099 minutes ago

    New York: Emphasising that India supports trade facilitation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday told US President Barack Obama that a solution must be found on its concerns over food security at the WTO. Modi had an "open discussion" on WTO (World Trade Organisation) issue with Obama during their summit talks...
  • India, China end border standoff in eastern Ladakh Yesterday

    New Delhi: India and China have "successfully terminated" the over three-week long standoff of its troops in Chumar and Demchok areas in eastern Ladakh and will hold a meeting on border affairs next month, the government said on Tuesday. As per understanding reached between India and China, the two sides...
  • Asian Games 2014: India to meet Pakistan in men's hockey final Yesterday

    A brilliant field goal by Akashdeep Singh gave India a 1-0 victory over South Korea and a place in the men's hockey final at the Asian Games, in Incheon, on Tuesday. ...
  • Asian Games: Sarita Devi loses controversial bout, settles for bronze Yesterday

    A massive controversy has erupted in the Women's 60kg after India's Sarita Devi was denied a clear cut victory in her semifinal bout. ...
  • Asian Games 2014, Day 11: Silver for Gowda, men's hockey team through to final Yesterday

    Discus thrower Vikas Gowda was the country's top performer with a silver as India added four medals to maintain their 10th position in the overall standings at the Asian Games on Tuesday. After two productive days, it was a relatively quieter for the Indian contingent with Gowda providing the silver lining...
  • US nod to build LNG plant that will ship fuel to India Yesterday

    Washington: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with President Barack Obama, the US has approved construction of a liquefied natural gas project that will ship the fuel to India. US regulators gave the final approval yesterday for Dominion Resources to build the east coast's...
  • Puma to provide Indian Super League with match balls Yesterday

    Bangalore: Sports goods manufacturer Puma will supply the Indian Super League (ISL) with match balls for the October 12-December 20 football extravaganza. The ball, named Puma evoPower 1 Statement Football, uses dual outer materials. The first one provides grip for more swerve in dead ball situations while the other reintroduces dimple...
  • UNICEF to collate data on violence against children in India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The UNICEF in collaboration with the the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry may soon undertake a survey to collate data on violence against children in India. "We are keen to carry out a survey and collate data on violence against children in India and have taken it...
  • Modi pays floral tribute at Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Washington 2 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi. Modi offered floral tribute at the statue of the Father of the Nation in the US capital. A large number of Indian-Americans were present to welcome the Prime Minister who was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. ...
  • Tsunami hit Indian coast 1,000 years back: Study 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Looking for data on past tsunamis for a better understanding of the natural phenomenon, a team of researchers has come upon evidence which suggests that the Indian coast was hit by a sea surge some 1,000 years back, before the tsunami of 2004 which caused massive destruction in...
  • Delhi Metro to launch 'Clean & Green Delhi' drive on October 2 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro will plant saplings and focus on cleanliness at its stations and surrounding areas as part of 'Clean and Green Delhi' drive in line with the nation-wide 'Swachh Bharat' campaign. "As part of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', DMRC will be undertaking a special 'Clean & Green Delhi' drive...
  • Asian Games Hockey: History beckons India, but the job's not done yet 2 days ago

    India certainly came out to play, finally. Sardar Singh looked like this was the game to return to play hockey for India, and he did. India are in the final of Asian Games 2014. It was a very hard-fought semifinal against hosts South Korea, with both sides realising that winning was...
  • Austria sees scope for increasing trade with India 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Austria, the world's seventh largest exporter, is keen on expanding economic ties with India. "The trade between India and Austria is at 1.5 billion euros and we see increasing trade between the two countries. The trade relations started recovering after 2013 and have been steadily growing," Austrian Ambassador to...
  • XI Jinping's visit will lead to deeper Sino-India engagement: Pranab Mukherjee 2 days ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday expressed the hope that the just-concluded visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to India will lead to a "deeper" bilateral engagement as this was in the interest of Asia and the international community. In a message to Xi on the eve of the...
  • India's 1st renewable energy investors meet to be held in February 2015 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With an aim to attract large - scale investment in the country's renewable sector, India will host its first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet and Expo - 'RE-INVEST' - from February 15 to 17 next year. To be organised by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in...
  • Asian Games: Vikas Gowda claims discus throw silver 2 days ago

    Incheon: Vikas Gowda won India's ninth medal from athletics at the 17th Asian Games claiming the silver in men's discus throw final at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium on Tuesday. Gowda, who won the Glasgow Commonwealth Games gold, achieved a best throw of 62.58 metres in his second attempt, out...
  • Modi, Sharif likely to meet at SAARC summit in November: Government sources -958429699 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at SAARC summit in November, sources said on Tuesday. This comes after Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz on Sunday admitted that the meeting between Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit and...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Indian eves eye revenge against Japan in bronze medal play-off 2 days ago

    Incheon: The gold medal already out of their grasp, Indian women's hockey team will be eyeing to return at least with a bronze from the 17th Asian Games when they take on Japan, in what can be regarded as a revenge encounter, in the third-fourth place play-off on Wednesday. The Indian...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian girls win bronze in sailing 2 days ago

    Incheon: Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan endured disqualification in one of the 12 races before claiming a bronze medal in the women's 29er two person dinghy sailing event of the Asian Games, here on Tuesday. Varsha as skipper and Aishwarya as crew finished with net 25 points. Nethra Kumanan ended...
  • Indian Americans have high hopes on PM Modi 2 days ago

    Indian couple who run an NGO in the US are hopeful that with the help of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, they will be able to open a similar organisation back in India too. ...
  • For Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt's semis bout at Asiad best ever 2 days ago

    New Delhi: They both are champions in their own right and no wonder Sushil Kumar was absolutely ecstatic in the manner his close friend Yogeshwar Dutt clinched the first gold medal for India in Asian Games wrestling in 28 years. "The manner in which Yogesh [as he is affectionately called] won...
  • Asian Games boxing: Satish in semifinal, Thapa bows out 2 days ago

    Incheon: Boxer Satish Kumar on Tuesday reached the semifinals, assuring India a medal in the superheavy weight category (+91kg), after winning his quarterfinal bout in the 17th Asian Games at the Seonhak Gymnasium here. He beat Jordan's Hussein Eishaish 2-1 by a split decision. He got a cumulative 28-29 verdict from Uzbekistan's...
  • Asian Games Hockey: India men edge South Korea in semis, face Pakistan in the final 2 days ago

    Incheon: Akashdeep Singh scored a brilliant field goal to help a spirited India beat hosts South Korea 1-0 on Tuesday and enter the final of the men's hockey competition of the 17th Asian Games for the first time in 12 years. After a barren opening half, it took a gem of...
  • Asian Games: India protest boxer Sarita Devi's controversial defeat 2 days ago

    Incheon: An outraged Indian boxing contingent on Tuesday lodged a protest and demanded a review of Laishram Sarita Devi's semi-final bout in the Asian Games after the veteran was adjudged to have lost despite a dominating performance against home favourite Jina Park. The Indian boxing contingent lodged a protest after paying...
  • Watch: A few people were asked why men rape. They blame women's actions and clothing in their disgusting and disappointing responses 2 days ago

    Why do men rape? Every time a ghastly incident like rape is reported, there are endless debates about sex education and women empowerment. A YouTube channel Bol Public Bol went on the streets of Mumbai to ask people why rapes happen. Their responses will leave you shocked, disgusted and disappointed....
  • Asian Games: Indian shooter Ahmad Mairaj finishes 5th in skeet final 2 days ago

    Incheon: Indian shooter Ahmad Mairaj Khan finished fifth while the Indian team came seventh in the men's skeet event of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeonggido Shooting Range here on Tuesday. Ahmad, who was the only Indian to sneak into the semi-final, shot 11 out 15, which was not enough...
  • Asian Games: Boxer Pooja Rani settles for bronze after defeat in semis 2 days ago

    Incheon: Indian boxer Pooja Rani settled for the bronze medal after losing the semi-final of the women's middleweight (69-75kg) event of the 17th Asian Games here onn Tuesday. Pooja lost 0-2, with the third judge giving a tied score, to China's Li Qian at the Seonhak Gymnasium. Earlier, Pooja's compatriot MC Mary...
  • Asian Games: Boxer Sarita settles for bronze after shocking decision 2 days ago

    Indian boxer Sarita Devi (60kg) controversially settled for a bronze medal after losing her semifinal bout against South Korea's Jina Park. ...