India

  • 1971 war: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw quoted Bible, offered to quit 03-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Today is the 100th birth anniversary of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, who died in 2008. Sam Manekshaw was known for both courage and a great sense of humour. He was very active till a few months before he died at Coonor in the Nilgiri hills of Tamil Nadu. His former...
  • Chittagong track will help pace and bounce: Amla 03-04-2014 02:32 PM

    Mirpur: Hashim Amla is all too aware that the performance of the India spinners will go a long way to deciding the World Twenty20 semi-final against South Africa on Friday. The challenge posed by legspinner Amit Mishra and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who have each won two player-of-the-match awards so far...
  • India aim to seal World Group play-off slot in Davis Cup 03-04-2014 12:06 PM

    Busan: Their second best singles player is missing from the line-up but an upbeat India would fancy their chances against South Korea when the two teams clash here for a Davis Cup World Group play-off berth from Friday. India are without Yuki Bhambri, who was forced out of the tie...
  • Numbers game: India favourites to beat South Africa in World T20 semis 03-04-2014 11:40 AM

    The new world No. 1 Twenty20 team is on a roll. With four wins in as many games, India are hot favourites to extend South Africa's wait for a senior ICC trophy by ending the Proteas' run at the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in the semis. Group 2 toppers India...
  • Election Commission lodges FIR for Godhra posters 02-04-2014 10:49 PM

    The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday removed objectionable posters on Godhra riots in the outer premises of the Patna airport and lodged FIR in the matter. "The case has been lodged because the posters were of objectionable nature. It could have been intended to harm the communal harmony," Additional Chief...
  • India women beat Pakistan by 6 runs, seal berth in 2016 World T20 02-04-2014 10:24 PM

    Sylhet: India women on Wednesday defeated traditional rivals Pakistan by six runs in a low-scoring but close qualification play-off match of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 here to secure a direct ticket in the 2016 edition of the tournament. By virtue of this win, India finished joint fifth along with...
  • Dhoni is not higher than the game of Cricket: Zee to HC 02-04-2014 08:44 PM

    Chennai: Facing a Rs 100 crore defamation suit from India cricket captain MS Dhoni over its reports on IPL betting scam, Zee TV on Wednesday defended itself in Madras High Court, saying it merely reported the deposition of a suspended IPS officer. In its counter affidavit filed before the court...
  • Vijay Mallya calls for improvement in car for podium 02-04-2014 06:56 PM

    Sakhir: Sahara Force India have made a solid start to the 2014 Formula 1 season but more needs to be done for the coveted podium finish, said team boss Vijay Mallya ahead of Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix. The Silverstone-squad finds itself in fifth position in the team standings after collecting...
  • Parupalli Kashyap stuns Zhengming in India Open 02-04-2014 06:53 PM

    New Delhi: India's Parupalli Kashyap on Wednesday produced one of his finest performances as he stunned world number seven Chinese Zhengming Wang in a thrilling three-game victory in the USD 250,000 India Super Series badminton tournament here on Wednesday. Kashyap, who played with a strapping on his shoulder after suffering...
  • I needed this result as people need oxygen: Anand on Candidates win 02-04-2014 06:36 PM

    He has rediscovered his form in the game of 64 squares by winning the FIDE Candidates tournament and Viswanathan Anand is more than happy with the win, looking forward to beat numero uno player Magnus Carlsen in his quest to regain the World Championship later this year. Talking to CNN-IBN,...
  • Injured Yuvraj rested from India's practice session 02-04-2014 04:46 PM

    Mirpur: The left ankle injury during Wednesday's barefoot football match on Tuesday forced senior India batsman Yuvraj Singh to opt out of the team training session. Yuvraj sustained the injury during the team's customary football session at the BCB Academy in Mirpur. Later, he was seen limping with his left...
  • Second Australian gallery removes stolen Indian artefact from display 02-04-2014 03:58 PM

    A second Australian art gallery has removed from display a centuries-old statue following allegations the artefact was stolen from an ancient site in India and sold by a tainted Indian art dealer. The decision by the Art Gallery of New South Wales (NSW) follows a similar move by Canberra-based National...
  • This day, three years back, India won their second World Cup 02-04-2014 03:39 PM

    This day, three summers back, India joined Australia and West Indies to become only the third team to win the coveted ICC World Cup twice. It was April 2, 2011, when a six from skipper MS Dhoni fulfilled the dream of a nation and that man Sachin Tendulkar. India first...
  • India topple Sri Lanka to become No. 1 team in ICC T20 rankings 02-04-2014 03:14 PM

    Dubai: Riding on their superb unbeaten run in the World Twenty20 Championships so far, the Indian cricket team toppled Sri Lanka to clinch the top spot in the ICC rankings issued on Wednesday. "India have moved ahead of Sri Lanka into the number-one position on the Reliance ICC T20I Team...
  • Exclusive: Not worried about rupee overvaluation right now, says Rajan 02-04-2014 02:41 PM

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan said he was not worried about rupee overvaluation for now. Strong foreign fund inflows over the last couple of months have lifted the rupee to an 8-month high, stoking concerns that India's exports could become uncompetitive. "When we were at 60/$, people...
  • Team India's check-list for South Africa test in World T20 semis 02-04-2014 02:05 PM

    A fortnight ago, more than two months into 2014, India had only beaten Bangladesh and Afghanistan. But in the last 15 days of the financial year, the team made good gains at the ICC World Twenty20 to compensate for the losses it suffered in South Africa, New Zealand and at...
  • Mithali retains fifth spot in Women's T20 batting rankings 02-04-2014 01:51 PM

    Dubai: India captain Mithali Raj has retained her fifth position to be the highest-placed Indian batter, while Poonam Raut and Harmanpreet Kaur also figured in the top 10 list of the latest ICC Women's Player Rankings for T20 issued on Wednesday. Mithali, with 646 points, is placed behind Meg Lanning...
  • Injury scare for Yuvraj Singh ahead of WT20 semi-final 02-04-2014 10:14 AM

    Mirpur: Football remained pretty much a part of Indian cricketers' training stints but what was unusual on Tuesday was that they played barefoot, the hour-long leisurely session reflecting the team's new-found confidence following its qualification to the World Twenty20 semi-finals. It however left veteran Yuvraj Singh with a crepe bandage...
  • SWOT Analysis: the Board of Control for Cricket in India 02-04-2014 10:03 AM

    It is tempting to do a SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat) analysis on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) running the most popular game in the country for which it receives more often brickbats than bouquets. In a country where cricket is deemed religion and for...
  • World Twenty20: Team India plays football barefoot during training session 01-04-2014 11:23 PM

    Football remained pretty much a part of Indian cricketers' training stints but what was unusual on Tuesday was that they played barefoot, the hour-long leisurely session reflecting the team's new-found confidence following its qualification to the World Twenty20 semi-finals. They trained at the BCB Cricket Academy ground here, three days...
  • Shuttler PV Sindhu all set for India Open challenge 01-04-2014 08:53 PM

    PV Sindhu upbeat ahead of her first-round encounter against All England champion Shixian Wang in India Open. ...
  • South Africa devising plans to counter 'exceptional' Indian spinners 01-04-2014 07:33 PM

    Mirpur: Wary of India's "exceptional" spinners, South Africa are paying a lot of attention in devising a good gameplan against the spin duo of Amit Mishra and R Ashwin ahead of the semi-final clash of the ICC World Twenty20. South African batsman JP Duminy said performing well against the Indian...
  • RBI gets EC approval to grant new bank licences 01-04-2014 06:34 PM

    New Delhi: Ending weeks of uncertainty, the Election Commission on Tuesday allowed the Reserve Bank of India to issue licences for setting up new banks. "The Commission is of the view that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may take necessary action (for grant of in-principle approval for banking licences)...
  • Customs seizes gold from passenger's rectum at Goa airport 01-04-2014 02:39 PM

    Panaji: The customs department arrested a passenger from Chennai on Tuesday, for allegedly trying to smuggle gold into the country by hiding it in his rectum. The person, whose identity has not been disclosed, was arrested at the newly built Goa airport terminal, after he arrived on an Air India...
  • Singapore: Indian national jailed for Little India riots 01-04-2014 01:31 PM

    A 31-year-old Indian national was on Tuesday jailed for 18 weeks in Singapore for his role in the country's worst riot in 40 years, the sixth person to be sentenced in connection with the incident. Krishnan Saravanan was convicted of the amended charge of failing to disperse from the riot...
  • India's Iron man? IIT Roorkee students develop 'soldier' robots to fight wars 01-04-2014 11:31 AM

    Picture this: Robots braving bullets while ferrying weapons and ammunition to soldiers on the battle front. Or, a robotic arm resembling the human variety that can work in hazardous areas like blast furnaces. Students at IIT-Roorkee are swotting to turn these ideas into reality. At the leafy Indian Institute of...
  • Hybrid vehicles more fuel-efficient in India than US 01-04-2014 11:11 AM

    Washington: Heavy traffic, few freeways and aggressive driving style - these road conditions in India are ideal for saving fuel with hybrid vehicles, a promising research led by a team of Indian-American scientists has shown. In two studies using real-world driving conditions, they found that hybrid cars are significantly more...
  • RBI keeps Repo Rate unchanged at 8 pc, CRR at 4 pc 01-04-2014 11:09 AM

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India maintained status quo in key rates on Tuesday, keeping the Repo Rate unchanged at 8 per cent and Cash Reserve Ratio at 4 per cent. The RBI also warned that failure to elect a stable government in the coming elections will accentuate "downside...
  • Watch: Election tracker promo on South India 01-04-2014 10:43 AM

    With the elections 2014 about to be announced, the Election Tracker is back on CNN-IBN. CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS National Election Tracker brings the mood of key swing states ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Tonight we will focus on Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. ...
  • RBI set to announce annual monetary policy today, no changes likely 01-04-2014 09:04 AM

    The Reserve Bank will come out with annual monetary policy on Tuesday amid expectations that it will maintain status quo because retail inflation, especially in food items, is yet to show definite signs of moderation. ...