India

  • Government to launch Jan Dhan scheme to promote financial inclusion: Modi 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana' to help the poor open bank accounts which will come with the facility of a debit card and an insurance cover of Rs 1 lakh. "We want to integrate the poorest of the poor with bank accounts...
  • Sania Mirza -Cara Black pair loses in second round of Cincinnati Open 1 week ago

    Cincinnati: India's campaign ended at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament after Sania Mirza and Cara Black went down to Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain and Kazakhstan's Yaroslave Shvedova in their women's doubles second round match. The fourth seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair lost 3-6 3-6 in round two of the USD 2,567,000 hard...
  • Elephants, flamenco dancers, castles and private shows by filmstars: 6 super expensive Indian weddings straight out of Bollywood 1 week ago

    It is one thing to own an empire and be known for your wealth, but it's quite another to actually give an insecurity complex to the rich and famous by hosting a wedding so lavish that it will be discussed for years to come.These celebrity weddings had film stars and...
  • 5th Test: Battered India's test of character against England 1 week ago

    Battered and bruised in the last two matches, it will be a test of character for India's under performing players as they go into the fifth and final Test against England here on Friday, hoping to restore their pride and level the series. India have slipped badly after their historic...
  • RBI to issue Rs 1,000 banknotes within MG series-2005 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank will soon issue Rs 1,000 denomination banknotes with inset letter R in the Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005. "The Reserve Bank will shortly issue Rs 1,000 denomination Banknotes incorporating rupee symbol, with 'R' inset letter, in the Mahatma Gandhi Series-2005," the RBI said in a notification. The year of printing...
  • Why do we need an Independence Day cocktail? 8 ridiculous ideas we really don't need to celebrate India's freedom 1 week ago

    The first sparks of the freedom struggle were triggered in the year 1857. From 1857 to 1947, India's freedom fighters laid down their lives to see their beloved country free from the British rule. After a long war and some heroic acts of bravery from famous freedom fighters like Bhagat...
  • Photos: 11 unseen vintage print advertisements that were published in the leading newspapers on 15 August 1947 1 week ago

    Have you ever wondered how advertisements looked like in the pre-independence era? There were no television commercials and certainly no YouTube ads. Print ads were the most popular form of promoting a product to the consumers of India before independence. You may have never sene these vintage ads that were...
  • A lot at stake for skipper Dhoni and coach Fletcher 1 week ago

    London: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's continuance as captain in Tests after next year's World Cup and the retention of Duncan Fletcher as coach after the same event are at stake as India, trailing 1-2 in the series, lock horns with England in the fifth and final Test starting here on Friday. The...
  • Google doodles independent India's first stamp on August 15 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The doodle on the Google India home page this year is a familiar symbol - independent India's first stamp. The first stamp issued by free India was months after Independence on November 21, 1947 and it depicted the Indian national flag with the popular slogan - "Jai Hind...
  • One-off Test: Indian women keep England in check on Day 2 August 14, 2014

    Wormsley: Indian bowlers once again came to the women's teams' rescue to check England's lead on the second day of the one-off Test here on Thursday. Surpassing a slender 22-run lead, the Charlotte Edwards-led team had reached 84 for six in 38 overs until last reports came in on a rain-affected...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 14, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Clean Up India: Expert views on sanitation issues and its solutions August 14, 2014

    In the run up to Independence Day, CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. While the government aims to fulfil...
  • We will continue with our five-bowler strategy, says MS Dhoni August 14, 2014

    London: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has once again reiterated that he will not deviate from his strategy of playing five bowlers ahead of the fifth and final Test against England starting Friday. With hero of the Lord's Test match Ishant Sharma already declared fit, the India captain has decided to...
  • Watch: Celebrations at Wagah Border on the eve of 68th Independence Day August 14, 2014

    As India gears up to celebrate its 68th Independence Day, crowds gathered at Wagah Border to witness celebrations at the India-Pakistan border. ...
  • Air India woos fliers with 'Get Lucky' promotional scheme August 14, 2014

    Mumbai: In a bid to woo customers at a time when domestic carriers are rolling out discounted fares, Air-India launched a promotional scheme today called 'Get Lucky' for its fliers. Under the scheme, every 100th ticket booked would entail a complimentary Air-India ticket on its domestic network, said an Air-India...
  • James Anderson at par with world No.1 Dale Steyn, says Cook August 14, 2014

    England fast bowler James Anderson ranks alongside South Africa's world No. 1 Dale Steyn and possesses more skill, his captain Alastair Cook said on the eve of the fifth test against India. Anderson needs eight wickets to move past Ian Botham's English Test record of 383 and whether or not he...
  • Watch: President Pranab Mukherjee addresses the nation on Independence Day-eve August 14, 2014

    On the eve the 68th Independence Day, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday addressed the nation. ...
  • Should PM's Independence Day speech go out of Delhi to other cities on rotation? August 14, 2014

    Unprecedented security measures are in place in the national capital on the eve of Independence Day celebrations. Around 10,000 security personnel have been deployed around the Red Fort. Intelligence agencies have sounded a high alert for Delhi during this Independence Day weekend. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and...
  • Civil Aviation Ministry issues series of instructions to Air India August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry has issued a series of instructions to Air India, including redeployment of its "surplus" staff, to tighten its belts to face heightened competition, particularly from the proposed Tata-SIA backed Vistara airline. In order to turn it into a 'lean and mean' airline to face growing...
  • PM Narendra Modi congratulates Pakistan on its Independence Day August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Pakistan on its Independence Day on Thursday. "On the occasion of their Independence Day, I convey my greetings to the people of Pakistan," he said on micro-blogging website Twitter. The Prime Minister's message came two days after he accused Pakistan of "proxy war",...
  • Stuart Broad practises at nets without any discomfort ahead of fifth Test August 14, 2014

    London: England heaved a sigh of relief as Stuart Broad, sporting a splint on his broken nose, bowled without any apparent discomfort at the nets on the eve of the decider fifth Test starting Friday at The Rose Bowl. Broad, who broke his nose while negotiating a short pitched delivery from...
  • Kochi to host first WI ODI on Oct 8; Hyderabad gets 1st Test August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Kochi will be hosting the first One day International between India and West Indies on October 8 while Hyderabad will be hosting the first of three Test matches starting October 30. The tour that starts on October 8, will be followed by second match at Visakhapatnam on October 11....
  • Indian batsmen took me as an easy target: Moeen Ali August 14, 2014

    London: He has been one of England's finds in the ongoing Test series against India and off-spinner Moeen Ali feels that visiting team's batsmen took him lightly which ensured a bagful of wickets for him. Moeen currently has 19 wickets at a stellar average of 22.94 with two brilliant spells at...
  • Indian Women recurve Archery team ranked No 3 in FITA August 14, 2014

    Kolkata: Buoyed by their gold medal win in the Archery World Cup Stage IV, Indian women's recurve team has climbed four places to be at number three position in FITA world rankings. Delhi Commonwealth Games gold medallist and former world No 1, Deepika Kumari, who bagged two bronze and a gold...
  • MS Dhoni's Test captaincy illogical, says Martin Crowe August 14, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand batting great Martin Crowe has slammed the "illogical" captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the ongoing Test series in England and feels India would be better off without his leadership in the longest format. "If he (Dhoni) did back down from Test cricket, India wouldn't miss his strange,...
  • Air India flights won't be delayed even if MPs and VIPs arrive late, says government August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India flights will not to be delayed even if some passengers, including MPs and VIPs, arrive late according to the new guidelines issued on Thursday by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The government has made it clear that "customer-friendly service with efficiency, enthusiasm and cheer" will be...
  • Still stalking Facebook profiles? You need to see the 10 biggest online dating websites in India that could help you find the best match! August 14, 2014

    Remember long ago when you were in school and had to find undiscoverable locations to go on a date? It was Murphy's Law - the day you decided to go on a date to a local café, a relative or family friend would definitely meet you at the same place!...
  • Railways launches 'Go India' smart card for train journeys August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With an aim to reduce transaction time at booking counters, Railways launched 'Go India' smart card to enable passengers to pay for tickets for long or short distance journeys in reserved and unreserved class including suburban service. Launched by Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda, the smart card can be used...
  • Hockey India feels cheated by Arjuna Awards selection committee August 14, 2014

    Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday blasted the Kapil Dev-led Arjuna Awards selection committee after none of the seven players it had recommended were chosen for the prestigious award. The seven players were Joydeep Kaur and Ritu Rani from the women's team; Dharamvir Singh, V.R. Raghunath, Tushar Khandker, Bharat Chetri and Shivendra...
  • Pak says it is committed to having normal ties, India says talk and terror can't go hand and hand August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: As ceasefire violations by Pakistan continue, Pakistan's High Commissioner to India on Thursday said that the country is committed to having normal ties with India. However, the Indian government accused Pakistan of funding terrorists. "Pakistan is committed to having a normal relationship with India on the basis of...