India

  • Country needs leaders with clear vision, says Baba Ramdev 05-04-2014 11:51 PM

    Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday alleged that there was a lack of clear vision in policy making in the country. "India can conquer the world with a strong leadership.There is lack of a clear vision in our policy making. When we do not have jobs to offer, the youth...
  • Force India's Perez to start 5th, Hulkenburg 12th in Bahrain 05-04-2014 10:51 PM

    Sakhir: Sahara Force India continued their impressive run in the 2014 season with Sergio Perez qualifying a superb fifth on the grid even as Nico Hulkenberg's last lap was good enough only for 12th place. Perez though will start from fourth position since third-placed Daniel Ricciardo will go down to...
  • Buddhadeb Bhattacharya hits out at PM, says Congress damaged India 05-04-2014 10:37 PM

    Hitting out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya said, "The Prime Minister has bifurcated the country into two nations, one belonging to the super rich and the other belonging vast multitude of poor. Hence we cannot allow the Congress to experiment with our country...
  • MS Dhoni wary of Sri Lankan spinners in World Twenty20 final 05-04-2014 08:34 PM

    Mirpur: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has pointed to Sri Lankan spinners as the ones to watch out for when the two teams clash in the final of the World Twenty20 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. Spinners Rangana Herath and Sachithra Senanayake have done exceptionally well in the...
  • Lee Chong Wei to meet old foe Chen Long in India Open final 05-04-2014 08:28 PM

    New Delhi: World number one Lee Chong Wei on Saturday set up a summit clash with familiar foe China's Chen Long for the third time in the season, after both registered contrasting wins in the men's singles semi-finals of the USD 250,000 India Super Series here. Defending champion, Lee notched...
  • Cricket T20: Malinga wants WT20 farewell gift for departing greats 05-04-2014 08:01 PM

    Mirpur: Winning the World Twenty20 title will be a perfect farewell gift for the departing Sri Lankan greats Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, stand-in skipper Lasith Malinga said on Saturday. Sunday's final against India will be the last Twenty20 international for both former captains who have played a combined 265...
  • Lasith Malinga plans to get rid of Virat Kohli with 'one good ball' 05-04-2014 07:11 PM

    Mirpur: Sri Lanka's stand-in captain Lasith Malinga says that Virat Kohli is a great batsman but they have the bowlers who can bowl that one good delivery, which can dismiss even the greatest. "We all know Virat is a great player. But even the greatest player needs only one ball...
  • Controversies are part of Indian cricket: MS Dhoni 05-04-2014 06:25 PM

    Mirpur: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was at his pragmatic best on the eve of the World T20 final against Sri Lanka as he said "controversies are big part in Indian cricket" and his name was associated with almost every good or bad thing that happened in Indian cricket. "Over the...
  • MS Dhoni on the cusp of becoming the first captain to win three World Cups 05-04-2014 06:24 PM

    Mirpur: In sublime form through the tournament, India would be aiming to become the first team to win the World Twenty20 title for a second time but a gutsy Sri Lanka stands in the way in what promises to be an exciting summit clash between the subcontinental rivals on Sunday....
  • Go on a date with Ranbir Kapoor, spend the day with Priyanka Chopra and fly with SRK 05-04-2014 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: A starry fundraising auction will offer a chance to fly with superstar Shah Rukh Khan on his private jet, win a dinner date with heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and spend an entire day with Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra. Swades Foundation, founded by former UTV boss Ronnie and wife Zarina...
  • Five things to know about the Sri Lankan team ahead of WT20 final 05-04-2014 05:01 PM

    Mirpur: Will it be third time lucky for Sri Lanka? The Sri Lankans have played in the World Twenty20 final two times, but never walked away with the trophy. Here are five things to know about the Sri Lankan team that will play Sunday's World Twenty20 final against India: Bad...
  • World Twenty20 final, India vs Sri Lanka: Six players to watch out for 05-04-2014 03:32 PM

    In India and Sri Lanka, two of the best-performing teams have reached the final of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, and this is an unarguable fact given the way the two subcontinent giants have dominated the tournament right from the start. But now it all boils down to who plays...
  • India clinch doubles match against Korea in Davis Cup tie, lead 2-1 05-04-2014 03:27 PM

    Busan: India stood one win away from securing a berth in the World Group play-offs after Rohan Bopanna and Saketh Myneni defeated Hyung-Taik Lee and Lim Yong-Kyu in the crucial doubles match of their second round Asia/Oceania Group I tie against Korea on Saturday. Bopanna and Myneni prevailed 7-6 (4),...
  • Five things to know about Team India ahead of World T20 final 05-04-2014 03:17 PM

    Mirpur: Virat Kohli's unbeaten knock of 72 runs gave India a comfortable victory over South Africa in the ICC World Twenty20 semi-final on Friday. India, who won the inaugural edition of the tournament, will now face Sri Lanka in the final. Here are five things to know about the Team...
  • Change India: How can we ensure a robust foreign policy? 05-04-2014 02:47 PM

    In the 14th and final edition of the 'Change India: An agenda for the next PM' series, panel of experts discuss ten policy initiatives that will enable the next Prime Minister to frame a more robust foreign policy which promotes and protects India's interests in the world. ...
  • Indian doubles players struggling with tactics: Joachim Fischer 05-04-2014 02:14 PM

    New Delhi:Indian doubles players are struggling with tactics and not reading the game properly, according to mixed doubles star Joachim Fischer Nielsen of Denmark, who believes a Danish coach can provide new knowledge and solve the country's doubles woes. An accomplished doubles player, Fisher, who won at least eight Superseries...
  • Gould, Kettleborough named umpires for World T20 final 05-04-2014 01:08 PM

    Dubai: Englishmen Ian Gould and Richard Kettleborough were on Saturday appointed on-field umpires for the World Twenty20 Championship final between India and Sri Lanka to be played in Dhaka on Sunday. The ICC announced details of the umpire and match referee appointments for the women's and men's finals of the...
  • Time to get past tensions and move on: US on ties with India 05-04-2014 12:31 PM

    The US has said that it was time to get past the recent tensions with India and the two sides should move on, days after arrest of an American police officer at New Delhi airport for possessing bullets. "We've said we want to get past some of the tensions that...
  • It was my best Twenty20 knock, says Virat Kohli 05-04-2014 10:58 AM

    Mirpur: Virat Kohli termed his unbeaten 72-run innings against South Africa on Friday night as his "best knock" considering the importance of the match although he said he had batted better than this on several other occasions. "If you look at the importance of this match (World T20 semi-final), then...
  • World T20: India blow away South Africa in semi-final 05-04-2014 10:45 AM

    Led by Virat Kohli's knock of 72, India chased down South Africa's total of 172 with ease to enter World T20 final. ...
  • India favourites against Sri Lanka in World T20 final: Srikkanth 05-04-2014 10:35 AM

    India are now on the cusp of lifting the World Twenty20 title when they meet Sri Lanka in the final on Sunday. ...
  • Virat Kohli gratefully accepts gift from skipper Dhoni 05-04-2014 08:32 AM

    When Virat Kohli accepted the man of the match award on Friday, it was the second gift he had received in quick succession. With the scores level in the World Twenty20 semi-final against South Africa, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni could not have asked for a more innocuous delivery as...
  • Time to get past tensions and move on: US on ties with India 05-04-2014 07:06 AM

    Washington: The US has said that it was time to get past the recent tensions with India and both the countries should move on. "We have said we want to get past some of the tensions that have been there over the past several months and move on," State Department...
  • Virat Kohli is in love with run-chases 04-04-2014 11:03 PM

    There's such an inevitability about Virat Kohli anchoring India's run-chases in limited-overs cricket, and it once again came to the fore in Mirpur on Friday, when a victory over South Africa earned India another shot at the ICC World Twenty20 trophy. The target of 173 had the pressure of a...
  • We were positive about chasing the target, says MS Dhoni 04-04-2014 10:59 PM

    Mirpur: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said there was a "sense of calmness" in the innings break as the team backed itself to chase down the 173-run target set by South Africa in the ICC World T20 semi-final, here on Friday night. "There was a sense of calmness in the...
  • World T20: Kohli, Ashwin star as India hammer South Africa to enter final against Sri Lanka 04-04-2014 09:32 PM

    There's such an inevitability about Virat Kohli anchoring India's run-chases in limited-overs cricket, and it once again came to the fore in Mirpur on Friday, when a victory over South Africa earned India another shot at the ICC World Twenty20 trophy. The target of 173 had the pressure of a...
  • Rio to be my last Olympics but Asian Games, CWG on mind now: Lee Chong Wei 04-04-2014 09:11 PM

    New Delhi: Two-time Olympic silver medallist, Lee Chong Wei on Friday said he will make a last-ditch attempt to win the elusive Olympic gold at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 but his priority this season remains winning titles at Commonwealth and Asian Games. Lee, who turns 32 in...
  • Rahul Gandhi hits out at Modi, takes on BJP in mining heartland 04-04-2014 09:04 PM

    Taking potshots at Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused him of ignoring corruption in BJP-ruled states while harping on graft and trashed his "Congress free India" slogan, saying those who thought so themselves were wiped out. Launching an offensive against BJP in the mining heartland of Bellary, Gandhi tore...
  • India, Bangladesh, UK join hands to honour Tagore 04-04-2014 08:38 PM

    India, Bangladesh and the United Kingdom joined hands to honour Rabindranath Tagore, one of the greatest poets of the Commonwealth, at the mother of parliaments - the House of Commons. Speaking at a landmark event Thursday evening at a packed committee room of the Palace of Westminster - as the...