INDIA

  • SAI defends Boxing India's move to showcause Sarita Devi 3 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' 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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,...
  • Magnus Carlsen held up his nerves better: Anand 4 days ago

    Chennai: In a battle of nerves Norwegian World chess champion Magnus Carlsen held up his own better, said the losing challenger from India Viswanathan Anand on Sunday. Addressing the media after losing the 11th game and the match in Russia, Anand termed the match as tough and that Carlsen held up...
  • Double points finish for Force India at season-ending Abu Dhabi GP 4 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India ended the 2014 season on a high with Nico Hulkenberg finishing the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in sixth position just ahead of teammate Sergio Perez, here on Sunday. With double points on offer in the season-ending race at the majestic Yas Marina Circuit, Force India collected...
  • Sports Minister, Vijender Singh want AIBA to be lenient on Sarita Devi 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Boxer L Sarita Devi on Sunday got support from Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Olympic bronze medallist pugilist Vijender Singh, who said that world body AIBA should take a lenient decision on her for refusing to accept her Asian Games medal after a controversial defeat. Sarita's career has been...
  • Pakistan to have 200 nuclear weapons by 2020: US think tank 4 days ago

    Washington: Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear weapons programme in the world and by 2020 it could have enough fissile material to produce more than 200 nuclear devices, a top American think tank has said. "Though many states are downsising their stockpiles, Asia is witnessing a buildup. Pakistan has the fastest-growing...
  • India does not rule out Modi-Sharif meet at SAARC 4 days ago

    New Delhi: India on Sunday did not rule out a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit, saying that he is keen to have meaningful dialogues with as many south Asian leaders as possible. Answering queries from mediapersons,...
  • Wharton's Modi move augurs 'dark days' for plurality of views 4 days ago

    Washington: The prestigious Wharton India Forum's flip-flop last year over an invitation to Narendra Modi reflects "dark days" for intellectual diversity on American campuses, a top US official has said. "These are dark days for intellectual diversity on campuses. The number of speakers who have been formally disinvited from speaking on...
  • Australia the team to beat at World Cup: Michael Vaughan 4 days ago

    London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Sunday said that having hit upon a rich vein of form against South Africa, Australia have emerged as the front-runners and will be the team to beat at the World Cup in their own backyard, starting February 14 next year. Australia thrashed South Africa...
  • Australia displace India as top ODI team 4 days ago

    Four-time World Champion Australia on Sunday returned to the top of the One-Day International (ODI) Team Rankings, displacing India, after defeating South Africa 4-1 in a five-match series, as per the latest International Cricket Council release. Australia started the series in third position on 114 ratings points but equalled India's 117...