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  • Cricket Australia forced selectors to pick India Test squad early: Mark Waugh November 20, 2014

    Sydney: Selector Mark Waugh on Thursday said Cricket Australia's (CA) "marketing purposes" hampered the Test selection process for the upcoming series against India, starting December 4. Australia will name their squad for the first Test Monday, a day before a round of Sheffield Shield matches, that would have been extremely useful...
  • Delhi-Kathmandu bus service to begin during PM Modi's Nepal visit November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is all set to launch the Delhi-Kathmandu bus service around the same time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on his two-day visit to Nepal for the SAARC summit on November 26-27. A DTC team is already in Nepal to finalise the route, halting...
  • India did not offer bulletproof car to PM Sharif: Pakistan November 20, 2014

    Islamabad: India has not offered any bulletproof car to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, to be held in Nepal on November 26-27, according to a Pakistani official. According to a media report November 17, a Nepalese official had said that...
  • Sarjubala, Pavitra in quarters of World Boxing Championships November 20, 2014

    Jeju: Indian boxers endured a mixed day in the World Women's Boxing Championships with two of the four in action advancing to the quarter-finals after notching up contrasting wins here on Thursday. Sarjubala Shamjetsabam (48kg) and Pavitra (64kg) were the two who advanced to the next level even as Meena Maisnam...
  • Pakistan PM stirs controversy, says will talk to Kashmiri leaders before starting dialogue with India November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday sparked off a controversy by saying that his government will first talk to Kashmiri separatist leaders before starting dialogue with India. Ignoring India's opposition, Sharif said, "Before the dialogue with India, I have decided to engage with Kashmiri leaders." He added, "It is...
  • HRD planning 'Think in India' drive to up innovation, says Smriti Irani November 20, 2014

    Greater Noida: In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' campaign, the HRD Ministry is planning to come up with a 'Think in India' drive to encourage students and researchers to come up with innovations and new ideas and to keep the talent back home from leaving abroad....
  • Bigg Boss 8: Kim Kardashian's trip to India called off November 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The India trip of American reality TV star Kim Kardashian has reportedly been cancelled over visa issues. "Unfortunately, Kim will not be able to enter the country due to some visa issue", said a source. However, the exact reason behind cancellation has not been disclosed. "The reason is not clear but all...
  • Saina, Srikanth advance; Sindhu loses in Hong Kong Open November 20, 2014

    Hong Kong: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth posted contrasting victories to enter the quarter-finals of the women's and men's singles competition respectively in the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Super Series in Kowloon on Thursday. However, it was curtains for teen sensation P V Sindhu, who suffered a three-game...
  • Experts blame dearth of adequate towers for connectivity problem in mobile phones November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Over the last few months there has been a sudden spurt in call drops, calls getting interrupted and other such connectivity problems. Experts say the dearth of adequate towers to handle growing cell phone usage is to be blamed. The urge to stay connected is unrelenting. One's voice...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth look set for World Super Series Finals November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth look set to qualify for the prestigious year-ending World Super Series Finals to be held in Dubai December 17-21. The $1-million tournament sees the top-8 players in each of the sport's five categories compete for the titles. Points are calculated throughout the...
  • Thrilled to visit the Golden Temple: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley November 20, 2014

    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks about coming to India and what it meant to visit the Golden Temple. "I was thrilled to visit the Golden Temple," said Nikki Haley. ...
  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth rise in rankings November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Riding on their recent China Open title victories in Fuzhou, India's Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth rose up the ladder in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. While Olympic bronze medallist Saina jumped a place to No.4 in women's singles, Srikanth, who defeated two-time Olympic...
  • Glenn McGrath predicts another India whitewash in Australia November 20, 2014

    Glenn McGrath has no hesitation in declaring that India's tour of Australia is going to end in another "rabble" , saying that the tourists' hopes will meet the same fate as the last tour - a 4-0 Test series whitewash. "I have no issues with saying, I think it'll be 4-0,"...
  • Difficult to surpass Rohit Sharma's 264, says Brian Lara November 20, 2014

    Melbourne: West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara on Wednesday said that Indian batsman Rohit Sharma's record one-day international (ODI) knock of 264 will be difficult to surpass. Rohit stunned the cricketing world with his monster score against Sri Lanka last week, smashing the previous record of 219 held by fellow Indian...
  • India continue to top ODI team table, Virat Kohli at number 2 November 20, 2014

    Dubai: India retained the numero uno spot in the latest Reliance ODI team rankings while Virat Kohli maintained the number two position with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni static at the seventh place in the batting chart released. Meanwhile, following Wednesday's third ODI in Canberra in which Australia defeated South Africa by...
  • Hockey India announces panel of foreign umpires for Hockey India League November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Hero Hockey India League (HIL) on Thursday announced the panel of foreign umpires for the 2015 edition of the tournament scheduled from 22 January to February 22. The esteemed panel consists of experienced umpires from across the world, who have conducted many matches in reputed tournaments. David Tomlinson of New...
  • UN must demonstrate zero tolerance for terrorism: India November 20, 2014

    United Nations: India has said the fight against terrorism has to be "unrelenting" and the world community cannot afford selective approaches in dealing with terror groups and in dismantling their infrastructure, as it demanded that the UN must show zero tolerance for the menace. India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador...
  • Teenager with 232 teeth, and a child with 10 toes on each foot: 7 unusual medical conditions that have been seen in India November 20, 2014

    The complex ways of the human body have given rise to unusual medical anomalies. Centuries ago, people suffering from unknown medical conditions were called freaks of nature and often abandoned.India has seen its own share of odd diseases. Recently a girl underwent a surgery in AIIMS to have 202 teeth...
  • I make sure my ruthless nature rubs onto the team: Virat Kohli November 20, 2014

    India's ace batsman Virat Kohli feels that his endeavour always is to lead a young Indian side by example and wants the team to make winning a habit and not give an inch to the opposition. Kohli, who was the stand-in skipper in the recently concluded home series against Sri Lanka,...
  • Michael Clarke 'hopeful' for first India Test: physio November 20, 2014

    Sydney: Australia are hopeful that captain Michael Clarke will be available for next month's first Test against India despite a recurrence of his hamstring injury, physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said on Thursday. Clarke has missed just one of Australia's 39 Tests since he assumed the captaincy in 2011 despite a degenerative long-term...
  • PM Modi arrives in Delhi after his 10-day three nation tour November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Delhi on Thursday after his 10-day three nation tour during which he attended the East Asia and ASEAN-India Summits in Myanmar, the G-20 Summit in Australia and held bilaterals with his Australian and Fijian counterparts. Modi, the first Indian premier to visit...
  • Indian-origin South Carolina Governor all praise for Modi's 'pro-business' attitude November 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian-origin US Republican leader Nikki Haley is all praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his approach to the country's economy. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, the South Carolina Governor said that she had adopted a similar project like PM's 'Make in India' campaign in her state. "I...
  • Ebola patient in India: Are we Ebola-ready? November 19, 2014

    As an Indian national returning from Liberia has been quarantined at a special facility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. CNN-IBN asks whether we are Ebola-ready and discusses it with Senior Consultant Dr. MS Jha at Primus Hospital. ...
  • Injured Michael Clarke may recover in time for India Tests November 19, 2014

    Australian skipper Michael Clarke, who is struggling with his hamstring injury, could be fit in time for the upcoming four-Test series against India starting December 4, with reports surfacing that the batsman may not require surgery. Clarke, who had to sit out of the ongoing ODI series against South Africa, has...
  • PM Modi crosses 25 million followers on Facebook, becomes second most followed after Obama November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has crossed 25 million (2.5 crores) followers on Facebook, making him the second most followed politician in the world after the United States of America President Barack Obama. In a statement, the Facebook has confirmed it. PM Modi also have over eight million followers on...
  • India to surpass USA in internet usage by December; to be second in world after China November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The number of internet users in India would reach 302 million by December 2014, registering a year-on-year growth of 32 per cent over last year, a study said on Wednesday. The report, 'Internet in India 2014', is jointly published by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and...
  • Australian captain Michael Clarke might be fit for India series November 19, 2014

    Canberra: Just days after his Test future was thrown into doubt due to persistent injuries, Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke is set for a swift return to action. Clarke withdrew from Australia's ongoing five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against South Africa after reinjuring his troublesome hamstring in Perth last week, reports...
  • HIL appoints Henrik Ehlers as Umpires Manager for 2015 season November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Denmark's Henrik Ehlers was on Wednesday appointed as the Umpires Manager for the next edition of the Hockey India League (HIL), starting January 22 next year. Ehlers is currently serving as the member of the EHF Appointments Committee at the European Hockey Federation and an FIH International Umpires Manager...
  • Force India to trial new race display system November 19, 2014

    Formula One is set to test a new on-car display system championed by Lewis Hamilton's father Anthony aimed at helping fans to follow a race without having to take their eyes off the action. Hamilton said the 'Info Wing', a carbon fibre camera mount with an integrated LED display system, would...