India

  • Former CAG Vinod Rai refutes rumours of joining politics, says it's not his cup of tea 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former comptroller and auditor general Vinod Rai on Monday refuted all rumours of his political ambitions. The remarks came after Rai's upcoming book 'Not Just An Accountant' accused former prime minister Manmohan Singh of not taking stand against corruption. He said, "I sincerly believe politics is a good profession...
  • What the 'peaceful rise of China' means for India Yesterday

    The visit of the Chinese President Xi Jiping provides an appropriate occasion for doing a reality check on what the supposedly 'peaceful rise of China' means for India; for it is in the climate of hope and excitement about India-China relations generated by such events that the counter-narrative of skepticism...
  • Hockey: India pooled with Germany, Netherlands in Champions Trophy 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian hockey team has been drawn in a tough group alongside Olympic champion Germany and World Cup runner-up the Netherlands among others for the Champions Trophy to be held in Bhubaneswar from December 6-14. Placed in pool B, India will also have 2014 World Cup bronze medallist Argentina...
  • India lose 2-3 against Serbia in Davis Cup World Group play-off 2 days ago

    Bangalore: Champions in 2010 and runners-up last year Serbia regained their Davis Cup World Group spot when they completed a 3-2 win over India in the play-off on Monday. Filip Kranjinovic won the second reverse singles that was halted Sunday night due to rain, against Yuki Bhambri 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. It took...
  • August WPI inflation dips to 3.74 pc, lowest in 5 years 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Declining prices of vegetable and other food articles pulled down wholesale inflation sharply to 3.74 per cent in August to a nearly five-year low. The inflation measured on Wholesale Price Index (WPI) was at 5.19 per cent in July and 6.99 per cent in...
  • With eye on China, India all set to develop roads and military facilities along the disputed border 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India has eased restrictions on building roads and military facilities along its disputed border with China, as the new government seeks to close the gap on its neighbour's superior transport network and take a stronger stance on Beijing. Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that he had relaxed environmental rules...
  • Marin Cilic leads Croatia to Davis Cup playoff win, Spain out 2 days ago

    Marin Cilic completed a dream week by steering Croatia into the Davis Cup World Group on Sunday but Spain found themselves out in the wilderness after crashing to defeat in Brazil. Less than a week after winning the US Open, Cilic snatched the crucial fifth rubber of Croatia's World Group playoff...
  • Is the Hockey India League losing its financial viability? 2 days ago

    Two hasty announcements have followed the pull-out of Ranchi Rhinos from the Hockey India League (HIL) last week. The quick introduction of Pune and the change in ownership of Mumbai, all in a matter of 24 hours by Hockey India following Ranchi's pull-out, wear the look of damage control for...
  • Five months from World Cup, India favourites to defend title 3 days ago

    After what at one stage earlier this month looked like a vast game of musical chairs, reigning champions India ended up topping the world rankings when the five-month countdown to the 2015 World Cup started on Sunday. With just three rating points separating the top four nations, however, the 11th version...
  • China on track to develop Indian Railways as President Xi heads to South Asia 3 days ago

    New Delhi/Beijing: China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May. The leaders of Asia's three biggest economies - China, India...
  • Davis Cup: Dusan Lajovic blames 'fatigue' for the loss against Somdev 3 days ago

    Speaking on how tough was it to play Somdev, who drops the ball deep on his returns, Dusan said the Indian played his usual game and he tried to ape which done him in. "Its the thing about Davis Cup. It complicates things. Som played his usual game on the slow...
  • CLT20: Bowlers to be blamed for defeat, says Lahore Lions skipper 3 days ago

    Raipur: Lahore Lions skipper Mohammad Hafeez blamed his bowlers for his team's crushing 72-run defeat against Northern Knights in their second qualifying match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Sunday. "The decision of electing to field was right because the pitch was helping the seamers. We didn't bowl well. We as...
  • Davis Cup: Doubles win by Paes and Bopanna inspired me, says Somdev 3 days ago

    Bangalore: The doubles win by Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna that kept India in the reckoning was a huge source of inspiration, Somdev Devvarman said on Sunday after he won a five-set battle against Serbia's Dusan Lajovic to tie the rubber in the Davis Cup World Group playoff here. "Of course,...
  • Asian Games football: Coach hails Indian girls terrific show 3 days ago

    Incheon: Chief coach Tarun Roy lauded his girls as the Indian football team started their Asian Games campaign with a 15-0 thrashing of thee Maldives in Group A on Sunday. "The first match of any tournament is of immense importance. It invariably sets the tone for the rest of the competition...
  • Watch: India International Dance Congress 2014 3 days ago

    Indian International Dance Congress brings together passionate dancers from across the world on one platform. ...
  • Change India: Agenda for the education sector 3 days ago

    In this episode of CNBC TV18's 'Change India', agenda of discussion is the education sector in India. ...
  • Davis Cup: Somdev Devvarman stuns Lajovic as India, Serbia locked 2-2 3 days ago

    Bangalore: A resilient Somdev Devvarman won the battle of nerves and wits as he pulled off a stunning five-set victory over world number 61 Dusan Lajovic to lock the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against Serbia 2-2, on Sunday. Somdev overcame a sluggish start to carve out a heroic 1-6,...
  • Golfer Anriban Lahiri finishes tied fourth at TPC 3 days ago

    Taipei: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri could only manage a tied fourth place finish while compatriot Rashid Khan, four shots further back, finished tied in sixth position with three others at Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) on Sunday. Lahiri on Saturday put himself in a perfect position to challenge for a second...
  • Red carpet welcome awaits PM Narendra Modi in US 3 days ago

    Washington: The Obama Administration is leaving no stone unturned to woo Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his maiden visit to the US which is expected to take the strategic bilateral relationship to the next level and unleash the potential of economic and trade ties. The administration here is gearing up to...
  • CLT20: Knights inch closer to main round with big win over Lahore 3 days ago

    Raipur: A clinical all-round display by the Northern Knights helped them crush Lahore Lions by a whopping 72 runs to all but ensure their entry into the main round of the Champions League T20 on Sunday. Put into bat under overcast conditions, twin half-centuries by skipper Daniel Flynn (53) and wicketkeeper-batsman...
  • Gaganjeet Bhullar, Jeev Milkha Singh slip down in KLM Open 3 days ago

    Zandvoort: Gaganjeet Bhullar and Jeev Milkha Singh dropped down further on the third day of the KLM Open after carding 75 and 72 respectively in the third round late on Saturday. Bhullar is now tied 66th, while Jeev is 72nd at the event. Frenchman Romain Wattel will take a three shot...
  • China set to pump billions of dollars in India; outwit Japan 3 days ago

    Beijing: Cash-rich China is looking to outwit rival Japan by pledging to invest billions of dollars in India's railway, manufacturing and infrastructure projects during President Xi Jinping's maiden visit to the country this week. As Xi's visit to India scheduled for September 17 draws close, Chinese officials are becoming increasingly vocal...
  • China ready to meet 'half way'; asks India to boost efficiency 3 days ago

    Dushanbe: Ahead of President Xi Jinping's visit, China has sought "work efficiency" in India and welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts to push reforms to spur economic growth, saying it was "ready to meet India halfway" in its quest for development and prosperity. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee arrives in Vietnam for state visit 3 days ago

    Hanoi: President Pranab Mukherjee arrived on Sunday on a four-day state visit to strategically important Vietnam during which he will hold talks with the country's top leadership and the two nations will ink pacts in key areas of oil exploration and air connectivity. Mukherjee was received at the Noi Bai...
  • 70 per cent employers to expand; mid-level talent in demand: Survey 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The country is likely to see high growth in the job market as 70 per cent employers plan to expand their team, a recent survey said. "India's business market is currently primed for expansion, with the recruitment market being driven by significant industry sectors such as FMCG, retail, healthcare,...
  • Sri Lankan navy damage 100 fishing nets 3 days ago

    Rameswaram: Sri Lankan Navy personnel allegedly attacked Indian fishing boats and damaged more than 100 nets near the International Maritime Boundary Line in the early hours today, fishermen association representatives said. Fishermen, who ventured into the sea in 618 boats, had to return empty-handed this morning as the Lankan navy had...
  • India will oust China as top cotton producer this year: USDA 3 days ago

    Beijing/Washington: India is all set to beat China and become the top cotton producer this year, ousting the communist nation from the number 1 position for the first time in over 30 years, the US has said in a report. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) data suggest that India will...
  • Air India plane buy: Praful Patel shouldn't shy away from probe, says Subramanian Swamy 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Former civil aviation minister Praful Patel should have no hesitation in facing an inquiry over the large-scale purchase of aircraft by Air India if his conscience is clear in the matter, BJP's Subramanian Swamy said on Sunday in light of claims in that regard by ex-CAG Vinod Rai. "There...
  • Asian Games football: India men out to prove a point 3 days ago

    Incheon: After delays and question marks over their participation, India U-23 men's football team have it all to prove when they open their Asian Games campaign against last edition's silver medallists United Arab Emirates in a Group G match at the Hwaseong Sports Complex main stadium on Monday. Both the men...
  • TWTW: If Croatia can produce tennis champions, why can't India, discusses Cyrus 3 days ago

    The failure to defend his US Open title cost Leander Paes as the veteran Indian tennis star on Tuesday suffered a 23-place loss to slip to 35, his worst ranking in 11 years. ...