India

  • I won't regret missed century if we win the Test, says Vijay 1 week ago

    London: Indian opener Murali Vijay has said that he will not feel dejected on missing out on a century at Lord's if his team goes on to win the second Test against England on Monday. Chasing 319 for victory, the hosts slumped to 105 for 4 at stumps on day four....
  • India to lose top rice exporter spot to Thailand after poor monsoon 1 week ago

    Mumbai/Bangkok: Thailand is set to reclaim its status as the world's top rice exporter as weak monsoon rains curb India's crop, helping the Southeast Asian country's new military government offload bulging stockpiles. Fewer Indian exports would allow Bangkok to win better prices for the grain that it has been selling at...
  • Four Indian tailors evacuated from Gaza 1 week ago

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Four Indian tailors working in Gaza for the last two years have been evacuated unharmed with the help of the Representative Office of India (ROI) in Ramallah, a top UN official said. The four, Abdur Rehman from Lucknow, Anwar Hussein belonging to Mumbai, Kamil hailing from Badam Ganj and...
  • Hulkenberg finishes 7th, Perez 10th as Force India clinch seven points at German GP July 20, 2014

    Hockenheim: Sahara Force India had a decent outing at the German Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg finished seventh and Sergio Perez 10th in a double points-finish for the team . After starting ninth on the grid, Hulkenberg had moved up to fifth in the very first lap, following a crash involving...
  • India six wickets away from winning the Lord's Test 1 week ago

    The second Test is headed for a nail-biting finish with England needing 214 runs with six wickets in hand on a tricky fifth-day track as India rode on Ravindra Jadeja's brilliant counter-attack to set a competitive target of 319 on Sunday. At stumps on the fourth day, Joe Root and...
  • Monsoon picking up, no need to be 'alarmist': Government July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Monsoon deficit has come down to 31-32 per cent with rains picking up in July across the country giving relief to farmers, Government said on Sunday asserting that there is "no reason to be unnecessarily alarmist". "The monsoon deficit has come down by 12 per cent and the overall...
  • Gymnastics may fetch India three medals at CWG: Ashish Kumar July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Commonwealth and Asian Games medallist Ashish Kumar is hopeful that gymnastics can fetch India three medals in this edition of CWG in Glasgow starting Wednesday. Ashish, who bagged silver and a bronze in the men's floor exercises and vault in the 2010 CWG in Delhi, hopes to convert those...
  • Drought worries ease for government, but partially July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The spectre of drought looming over parts of the country has receded over the past week due to the revival of the monsoon but officials are keeping their fingers crossed as a long dry spell in between the rains can damage crops and lead to inflationary pressures. Officials said...
  • AI flight to Kuala Lumpur delayed, commotion at Mumbai airport July 20, 2014

    Mumbai: There were reports of commotion at the Mumbai International airport on Sunday after the take-off of an Air India Express flight to Kuala Lumpur was delayed. The flight was scheduled to take-off around 12 noon. Air India said that there was a technical glitch. ...
  • No hike in LPG, kerosene prices, says Petroleum Minister July 20, 2014

    Cooking gas and kerosene prices will not be hiked keeping in view the impact of such a step on the people, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Sunday. "Our government has decided not to increase LPG and kerosene prices in the country. This will benefit the middle class people and those...
  • AirAsia India starts Bangalore-Kochi flight service today July 20, 2014

    Bangalore: AirAsia India, the domestic arm of Malaysian airline AirAsia, on Sunday added Kochi to its network with the launch of a daily flight service from Bangalore. AirAsia India, which stated operations in the country on June 12, now has services to Goa, Chennai and Kochi from Bangalore. "AirAsia flight from Bangalore...
  • CWG 2014: Indian goalkeepers keep faith in their defence line July 20, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian goalkeepers PR Sreejesh and Savita have full faith in the defence line of the respective men's and women's hockey teams at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The men's and women's teams have worked hard on their defensive skills for the Games. Sreejesh, who has 100 international caps, showcased brilliant goalkeeping during...
  • India A lose to Australia A in first ODI despite Sanju's knock July 20, 2014

    Darwin: Sanju Samson's valiant 81-run knock was overshadowed by Kane Richardson's five-wicket haul as India 'A' lost by 28 runs to Australia 'A' in the first one-day of a quadrangular series, which also features South Africa 'A' and a local National Performance Squad (NPS). Chasing 253 for a win in 50...
  • ECB must consider taking captaincy away from Cook: Vaughan July 20, 2014

    London: Michael Vaughan has slammed England captain Alastair Cook's "poor tactics" in the ongoing Lord's Test against India and called for the ECB to consider taking the captaincy away from him. Vaughan, in his article for the 'Daily Telegraph', said "We have reached the stage with Cook when he cannot be...
  • India need to overcome 'away' challenges in Glasgow CWG: Jamie Dwyer July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: As in cricket, India are a formidable hockey side in their own den but if the erstwhile giants of the game want to play in their second consecutive Commonwealth Games final they will need to overcome challenges away from home, feels Australian legend Jamie Dwyer. Dwyer would loved to...
  • My batting form has helped my bowling: Bhuvneshwar July 20, 2014

    London: India's top bowler in the ongoing Test series against England with 11 wickets to his credit, pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar says his good form with the bat has been a major factor in helping him perform well with the ball. Bhuvneshwar, who struck two half-centuries in the drawn opening Test in...
  • Late monsoon starts farmer's 'journey to hell' July 20, 2014

    Shamli: Farmer Asghar Bhura scrapes a living by growing sugarcane, but late monsoon has left his tiny plot parched and he will earn nothing from his harvest. Bhura will have to go and work for a big grower to feed his family of six, making 250 rupees a day, as he...
  • No video evidence of Jadeja-Anderson altercation July 20, 2014

    London: In a fresh twist to the alleged altercation between James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja, it has come to light that there is no video evidence of the incident for which a preliminary ICC hearing will be conducted on Tuesday. According to a report in 'ESPNCricinfo', "Indian officials have questioned why...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 20, 2014

    This week's Citizen Journalist Show puts spotlight on issues affecting citizens from across the country. This episode features story of a rape victims fight for compensation to a story highlighting the plight of malaria survivors in Tripura. We also have a story of a young female mountaineers journey to Europe's...
  • Sweeping of Lord's pitch raises controversy July 20, 2014

    London: The furore over the "poor" pitch in in Trent Bridge is yet to settle down but that has not stopped a new controversy from brewing in the India-England second Test after MCC was forced to tender an apology for the manner in which one of its groundstaff swept the...
  • Dutch government agrees to assist in comprehensive plan for Yamuna July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre plans to create mega reservoirs by dredging the bed of the Yamuna for which the Dutch government has agreed to facilitate an action plan. "To rejuvenate the river and meet the water requirements, a scheme has been worked out involving creation of mega reservoirs by dredging the...
  • Higher weight of food items causing high retail inflation: Government July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A higher weight of food items in the consumer price index has kept retail inflation at elevated levels in the country, according to official data. The high inflation in India owes to "higher weight for the food basket (about 50 per cent)" as against 14 per cent and 32...
  • Watch: An Indian woman went out to ask strangers where she could get condoms, but only got uncomfortable, awkward responses July 20, 2014

    Around 18 lakh people in the world die because of STDs contracted through unprotected sex every year. Out of these, 2 lakh are Indians, mostly between the ages of 16 to 35, says a WHO research. We preach safe sex and AIDS prevention, but how open are we to the...
  • 'My name is Pragati. Not funny? I'm a guy': These 10 people share the humorous side of living with an unusual name in India July 20, 2014

    Shakespeare, you were wrong. What is in a name? A rose by any other name apparently doesn't smell as sweet. It is always amusing to find people with unusual names. 'What were your parents thinking when they named you that?' or 'how do you guys cope with such a weird...
  • We need wickets in the first session: Plunkett July 20, 2014

    London: England pacer Liam Plunkett feels that second Test against India hangs in the balance after three days of cricket. "The match is quite balanced at the moment. It is very even between both sides," said Plunkett after the day's play. "In the morning, if we can pick a couple of wickets...
  • India looking at a 300-plus target, says Pujara July 20, 2014

    London: Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has said that his side will be looking at a 300-plus target for England in the second innings. "Overall, if you see the match is evenly balanced. We just need to bat well tomorrow morning because the first session will be very crucial," said Pujara after...
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar joins India's Lord's elite July 19, 2014

    London: Bhuvneshwar Kumar became only the twelfth India bowler to take five or more wickets in a Test innings at Lord's on Saturday. Kumar's return of six for 82 against England on the third day of the second Test also represented his Test-best bowling figures in what was the 24-year-old's...
  • 2nd Test: India lead England by 145 runs on Day 3, match evenly poised 1 week ago

    England-India contest at Lord's still hangs in the balance after the end of day three, as India lost three wickets in quick succession in the last session but fought back through Murali Vijay's gutsy half-century to take their overall lead to 145, leaving the second Test interestingly poised. At stumps on...
  • MH17: Modi writes to Malaysian PM, says outrage is justifiable July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing solidarity with Malaysia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wrote to his Malaysian counterpart saying the global outrage over the shooting down of aircraft MH17 was "justifiable" and India supports efforts to establish the exact circumstances of the incident. In a letter to...