India

  • CJ Youngistan: All things young about Lok Sabha Elections 04-04-2014 07:39 PM

    The Citizen Journalist Show goes young and interactive with all the election news, trivia, spoofs and everything that is trending this election season. Watch the show every Saturday night at 9:30 PM. ...
  • Priyanka Gandhi should campaign all over India, says Mahila Congress Shobha Ojha 04-04-2014 07:20 PM

    All India Mahila Congress (AIMC) president Shobha Ojha said in Bhopal on Fridaythat it is the wish of all Congressmen that Priyanka Gandhi should campaign for the party in the entire country. "It is a wish of all Congressmen," Shobha told reporters when asked whether AIMC wants Priyanka to campaign...
  • Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap crash out of India Open 04-04-2014 05:23 PM

    New Delhi: London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal on Friday crashed out of the USD 250,000 India Super Series after suffering a straight-game defeat against world number two Yihan Wang in the quarterfinals of the women's singles competition at the Siri Fort complex on Friday. The world number eight Saina...
  • As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, World T20 2nd semi-final 04-04-2014 05:21 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) R Ashwin took 3/22 in South Africa's 172/4 while Virat Kohli once again anchored India's chase with a knock of 72 not out in the semi-final at Mirpur. Pre-match: After rain played spoilsport in the first semi-final of the...
  • LS polls: India Inc joins pitch to spread election fever 04-04-2014 04:51 PM

    As poll fever grips the nation, corporate biggies like Tatas, Birlas, Hero and Infosys have launched special initiatives to enthuse their own staff and general public to vote and some of them are even promising gifts and other incentives for their employees who vote. Besides, many companies have either declared...
  • Davis Cup: Somdev wins but Sanam loses as India, Korea share honours on opening day 04-04-2014 03:47 PM

    Busan: Somdev Devvarman had to dig deep into his reservoir of experience to tame a fighting Hyeon Chung but Sanam Singh lost the second singles to Yong-Kyu Lim, leaving India and Korea locked at 1-1 on day one of their second round Asia/Oceania Group I tie on Friday. Somdev was...
  • India leads the race in reporting Facebook bugs 04-04-2014 03:01 PM

    New Delhi: India, which accounts for over 93 million Facebook users, reported the largest number of bugs under the social networking giant's bug bounty programme last year. The California-headquartered firm said it received a total of 14,763 submissions in 2013, of which 687 bugs were found to be valid and...
  • As it happened: Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap at India Open 04-04-2014 02:22 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian campaign came to an end as local hopes Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap lost their respective quarter-final matches at the $250,000 India Open Super Series on Friday. Former World Champion Yihan Wang of China continued her dominance over Saina, making her way into the women's singles...
  • Hockey: Gurbaj, Mujtaba return; Sandeep ignored for European tour 04-04-2014 01:26 PM

    New Delhi: Experienced Gurbaj Singh and Danish Mujtaba on Friday made a comeback to India's 21-member men's hockey team for this month's preparatory tour to Europe ahead of the FIH World Cup to be held at The Hague, Netherlands from May 31 to June 15. Gurbaj, one of three senior...
  • WT20 semi-final: India on a roll but South Africa a tough nut 04-04-2014 09:02 AM

    After rain played spoilsport in the first semi-final of the ICC World Twenty20 2014 and threatening to ruin the second where India take on South Africa on Friday, the weathermen in Mirpur have forecast another strong thunderstorm in the evening on April 4. But India, who have been on a...
  • Thunderstorm forecast during India's WT20 semi-final against SA 04-04-2014 08:58 AM

    With the weather playing a spoilsport during Thursday's first ICC World T20 semi-final clash between Sri Lanka and the West Indies in Mirpur, cricket lovers would expect a rain-free day during the second semi-final between India and South Africa to be played at the same venue on Friday. However, as...
  • World T20: India will reach final if there is no play on Friday 03-04-2014 10:43 PM

    Mirpur: With the weather forecast for Friday predicting another round of heavy rainfall, India will be the lucky team if it eventually pours as they would then automatically advance to the final of the ICC World T20. As per the weather forecast in Dhaka, around 70 percent chance of rain...
  • Self-belief will be key to India's success in Hockey World Cup: Terry Walsh 03-04-2014 09:49 PM

    New Delhi: Self belief will be key to India's success in the Hockey World Cup to be held at The Hague, Netherlands from May 31 to June 15, chief coach Terry Walsh said on Thursday. India's chief coach Walsh expressed satisfaction about his wards preparations for the World Cup and...
  • Saina Nehwal, Sindhu are strong opponents: Li Xuerui 03-04-2014 09:30 PM

    New Delhi: Olympic champion Li Xuerui on Thursday lauded Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu and called them "strong opponents" against whom they can never afford to give an inch. "They are strong opponents, always tough to beat and we respect them. You see how Sindhu has beaten Shixiang...
  • WT20: Semi-final can be anybody's game, says R Ashwin 03-04-2014 09:30 PM

    Mirpur: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin feels that winning all four-matches in the group stage at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium will give India some edge but admits that the semi-final against South Africa can be anybody's game. On the eve of Friday's semi-final here, Ashwin, Man of the Match in the last...
  • We are not totally dependent on Sunil Chhetri: Wim Koevermans 03-04-2014 09:25 PM

    Mumbai: National football chief coach Wim Koevermans on Thursday insisted that the team is not relying heavily on skipper Sunil Chhetri but said there has to be a "follow-up" of players. "I am very happy Sunil is scoring a lot of goals, we have Robin Singh, we also have Balwant...
  • I need to boost my confidence and fitness: Saina Nehwal 03-04-2014 09:20 PM

    New Delhi: London Olympic bronze medallist, Saina Nehwal feels she needs to be more "confident" and improve her fitness to battle the challenges of a hectic season that will test her mentally. "I am playing well. For the next tournaments, I will get time to be fully fit. But whatever...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara wants to open the innings in ODIs 03-04-2014 09:14 PM

    Mumbai: Looking to cement his place in India's one-day cricket team, batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Thursday said that he would like to open the innings in the limited overs format. "I would like to bat top of the order. I can't just say that I just would prefer to open...
  • India Open: Shuttler PV Sindhu knocked out in 1st round 03-04-2014 08:31 PM

    Sindhu was ousted by Shixian 15-21, 21-12, 10-21 in a marathon match which lasted an hour and nine minutes. ...
  • Hawk-Eye makes badminton debut at India Open 03-04-2014 08:05 PM

    New Delhi: Renowned tracking system Hawk-Eye technology, used in sports like tennis to determine line calls, has made its badminton debut at the India Open Super Series here. After testing various instant-review technologies, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has contracted Hawk-Eye Innovations to provide instant-reviews for major events. This includes...
  • World T20 semi-final: India favourites against dangerous South Africa 03-04-2014 06:27 PM

    It all boils to one game now. One bad day and the four wins on a trot will count nothing for the tournament's only unbeaten team, India, as they take on a dangerous and trophy-hungry South Africa in the second semi-final of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 on Friday. India...
  • India favourites, South Africa underdogs: Faf du Plessis on WT20 semis 03-04-2014 05:38 PM

    Mirpur: South African skipper Faf du Plessis on Thursday said though he has learnt a lot from MS Dhoni during his stint with Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, he would be relying on his own style of captaincy when his team takes on India in the semi-finals of the...
  • Team India says Yuvraj Singh fit for World T20 semi-final 03-04-2014 05:16 PM

    India received a boost ahead of Friday's World Twenty20 semi-final against South Africa when Yuvraj Singh was declared fit following an ankle injury, an official said. The dashing left-handed batsman hurt his left ankle while playing football with team-mates on Wednesday, but the Indian squad's media manager R.N. Baba said...
  • IOA forms ad-hoc panel to run boxing in India 03-04-2014 05:10 PM

    New Delhi: To ensure that boxers and coaches remain affected by the Federation's international termination and derecognition at home, the IOA on Thursday formed an ad-hoc Committee to handle issues related to coaching and selection in the beleaguered sport. The first Executive Council meeting of the IOA was held on...
  • AIFF waiting for FIFA feedback about venues for U-17 World Cup 03-04-2014 05:05 PM

    Jamshedpur: All India Football Federation (AIFF) will start the renovation work of the venues that will host the 2017 Under-17 World Cup after it gets the feedback from FIFA team. "We are waiting for the feedback from FIFA about the venues they have inspected recently and initiate action to upgrade...
  • Perez hopes Bahrain can make up for Sepang snooze 03-04-2014 05:00 PM

    Force India's Sergio Perez hoped Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix would mark the real start of his Formula One season after dismissing last weekend's Malaysian race as "boring" on Thursday. The Mexican did not start at Sepang due to a gearbox problem and spent the afternoon watching as a spectator instead....
  • A day's coaching by Shane Warne won't help South Africa: Ashwin 03-04-2014 04:32 PM

    Mirpur: Claiming to be at the top of his game right now, Indian offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday said he is not bothered by competition breathing down his neck as his endeavour is to improve himself. "To be really honest, I've never bothered about who's behind my shoulder. That's not...
  • Shuttler Sindhu drops to No.10 in rankings 03-04-2014 04:29 PM

    New Delhi: India's P.V. Sindhu dropped a place to No.10 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) women's singles rankings released on Thursday. The 2011 World Championship bronze medallist didn't help her cause as she lost the opener at the $250,000 India Open Super Series against Chinese World No.3 Shixian...
  • Sam Manekshaw, a soldier's General 03-04-2014 04:27 PM

    Born on 3 April 1914 into the Manekshaw family at Amritsar Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, India's first Field Marshal, has 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Captain Hormusji who saw service with the Royal British Army as a "Medical Officer" in the Middle Eastern region of Messopotamia during the "First...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kashyap in India Open quarters 03-04-2014 04:17 PM

    New Delhi: India's top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap won in contrasting styles to enter the quarter-finals of their respective categories at the $250,000 India Open Super Series here on Thursday. While eighth seeded Saina needed only 35 minutes to breeze past Thai Natcha Saengchote 21-15, 21-12, Kashyap beat...