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  • Geoffrey Boycott wants end to lifeless pitches like Nottingham July 15, 2014

    London: Disappointed by the "lifeless" pitch which produced a draw in the opening India-England Test, former captain Geoffrey Boycott said decks like the one in Nottingham will turn the home pacers into a bunch of "midgets" with little or no belief in their abilities. "Both sets of seam bowlers were flogged...
  • England coach insists Cook will 'stay strong' July 15, 2014

    London: England captain Alastair Cook will "stay strong" in the remainder of the home series with India, according to coach Peter Moores after the opening batsman's struggles continued in the drawn first Test at Trent Bridge. The latest in a run of a low scores came at Nottingham where the left-hander...
  • 'The boy inserts his Indian culture into the female values': Indian comedians tell you exactly why sex education should not be banned in schools July 15, 2014

    Have you ever attended a sex education class? In a country that has a population of 1.3 billion sex education is a still a subject most would gladly ignore. Sex is a taboo and parents as well as teachers in most parts of the country are still shy of discussing...
  • BRICS Summit: PM Modi meets Russian President Vladimir Putin July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Fortaleza in Brazil. He will also be meeting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and South African leader Jacob Zuma. The first working session of the VI BRICS Summit will be held on...
  • BRICS sees Bali trade deal implemented despite India concern July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza: The BRICS group of emerging market nations is confident a global trade reform pact will be implemented despite concerns by India over its food security, Brazil's trade minister said on Monday. "We are confident that the Bali agreement will be implemented by all," Brazilian Trade Minister Mauro Borges told reporters...
  • PM Modi meets Chinese President in Brazil, calls for a solution to the border issue July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his delegation are in Fortaleza, Brazil, for the sixth BRICS summit. Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the summit, for the first time after assuming power. The two discussed the contentious boundary issue with the PM pushing for a resolution...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 14, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • India seeded third in Commonwealth Games badminton July 14, 2014

    Glasgow: India have been seeded third in the mixed team event in badminton in the 20th Commonwealth Games which begins on July 23. Badminton powerhouse Malaysia, meanwhile, will start their defence of the Commonwealth Games mixed team gold medal as top seeds while England has been seeded second. Malaysia won the mixed...
  • Rains hit many places in north India July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Many parts of North India received light to heavy rainfall on Monday, bringing down mercury but sultry conditions prevailed in the region. Extremely high humidity was recorded in Delhi a day after heavy rains lashed the national capital, making things uncomfortable for those who stepped out. While the day temperature...
  • Increased workig hours can work successfully: CJI July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Dispelling doubts of lawyers' bodies on his proposal to increase court's working hours to reduce pendency of cases, Chief Justice of India RM Lodha on Monday said that the proposal was successfully first tried in Patna High Court when he was heading it. Justice Lodha said that after getting...
  • Kohli should replace Dhoni as Test captain: Chappell July 15, 2014

    Former Australia captain Ian Chappell does not find Mahendra Singh Dhoni good enough to be India's Test captain, saying he was past his prime as far as leading the side and it was right time to hand the reins of the team to Virat Kohli. "I think it time for Dhoni...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: The complete list of Indian athletes for Glasgow July 14, 2014

    India will field a strong 224 member contingent, their second largest ever, in the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow from July 23 to August 3, with athletics forming the biggest squad of 41. The sports ministry has cleared the 224 athletes from 14 sporting disciplines, including seven para-athletes, at...
  • Pujara lone Indian in top-10, Vijay earns 12 places in ICC Test rankings July 14, 2014

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara continued to be the lone Indian batsman in the top-10 despite losing a place to be at eighth spot while opener Murali Vijay, who hit 146 and 52 in drawn first Test against England, jumped up 12 places to 30th in the latest ICC Test rankings issued...
  • England, India search for positive spin after stalemate July 14, 2014

    England and India will take a fresh look at their spin options for the second Test at Lord's after tail-enders exposed the limitations of both pace attacks in the drawn first Test at Nottingham. England's four-man seam battery and part-time spinner Moeen Ali failed to break the resilience of India's lower-order...
  • Happy to have saved the match for India, says delighted Binny July 14, 2014

    Nottingham: Having answered his critics with a match-saving 78, Stuart Binny expressed his pride and happiness on getting India out of a sticky situation in his debut Test. "I was a bit disappointed with the way it went in the first innings. I did the hard work for the first 10-15...
  • Simon Kerrigan vows to be better after Ashes hammering July 14, 2014

    London: Simon Kerrigan has insisted England will have a better bowler on their hands than the one who suffered a nightmare debut against Australia last year should he be selected for Thursday's second Test with India at Lord's. The Lancashire left-arm spinner was called into a 14-man England squad following the...
  • India uses cinema to tell its stories, Pakistan uses TV, says 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai' actress Sanam Saeed July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Having immortalised strong women-oriented roles on TV screens across the border, young and multi-faceted Sanam Saeed, known to Indian audiences as Kashaf Murtaza of 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai', says that while India makes the most of its filmmaking capacity to tell stories, the medium in Pakistan is TV. The 29-year-old...
  • Subramanium Swamy hits out at Vaidiki for meeting Hafiz Saeed July 14, 2014

    BJP leader Subramanium Swamy has slammed Ved Pratap Vaidiki for meeting 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, asking how someone who preaches nationalism could meet someone who spews venom against India. ...
  • Audio cassettes, TaleSpin, Big Babol, and Tazos: 32 priceless things you did in the '90s that you'll never be doing again July 14, 2014

    Are you a '90s child? If you are one, you definitely remember the joy of waking up on a Sunday and watching TaleSpin and Duck Tales in the morning. It was one day when you could wash and put your white PT shoes out in the sun to dry. Every...
  • S&P says budget has no impact on India's sovereign ratings July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Standard & Poor's said that the budget would not have an impact on India's sovereign ratings until the agency could see how the measures will be implemented, especially regarding meeting the fiscal deficit target. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said last week that India would stick to the fiscal deficit target...
  • Indian women's football team eyeing last 8 finish in Asian Games July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Indian women's football team are targeting at least a quarter-final finish in the upcoming Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea. The team's preparatory camp is in full swing at the Cooperage Stadium under newly-appointed head coach Tarun Roy. The July 11 to Aug 25 is being...
  • Lok Sabha passes TRAI Amendment Bill, paves way for Misra's appointment as PM's principal secretary July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Amendment Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday even as the Congress continued to object to it. The Bill seeks to remove a legal hurdle in appointment of former chairman of telecom regulatory body Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to...
  • Ben Cutting, Chadd Sayers push India A on the backfoot July 14, 2014

    Brisbane: After a brave show on Day 1, India 'A' were pushed on the backfoot courtesy a fine fifty by Australia 'A' bastman Ben Cutting and a three-wicket haul by pacer Chadd Sayers on the second day of the final unofficial Test at Allan Border Field. Responding to 423 by Australia...
  • Photo: Someone in Kerala Photoshopped Lionel Messi wearing a dhoti. We won't lie to you, he's looking....interesting July 14, 2014

    Lionel Messi may not have been able to lead his team Argentina to victory in the final against Germany in Rio de Janeiro on the footsteps of his predecessor Diego Maradona, but he was was awarded the Golden Ball as the tournament's outstanding player anyway.But for Indians who love the...
  • DRS could have helped Binny to get maiden Test hundred July 14, 2014

    Nottingham: India survived a severe scare on the final day of the 1st Test of the current five-Test series against England to maintain a clean sheet before the second encounter at the home of the game, Lord's, later this week. For this escape, the visitors have much to thank the debutante...
  • England name Kerrigan in squad for second Test July 14, 2014

    England have recalled spinner Simon Kerrigan to their squad ahead of the second Test against India following a draw in the opening Test at Trent Bridge on Sunday. The hosts struggled to see off a resilient batting performance from the visitors in the first Test in Nottingham with their four-man seam...
  • Uproar in Rajya Sabha over Ramdev aide's meeting with Hafiz Saeed July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Opposition Congress on Monday created uproar in Rajya Sabha over reported meeting of a journalist considered close to yoga guru Ramdev with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, leading to two adjournments during Question Hour. Though the government clarified that it had nothing to do with...
  • '8 semesters. 40 subjects. One notebook': 25 reasons why engineers are the most awesome people you'll ever meet July 14, 2014

    If engineering was a religion it would be widely followed in India. If you aren't an engineer yourself, you will definitely have friends, siblings, or cousins who are either studying to be engineers or are well placed already. There have been stories of how there are no girls in engineering...
  • Watch: Shah Rukh Khan as Ironman, Salman as Hulk, Priyanka Chopra as Black Widow? Who would play whom if 'The Avengers' was made in India July 14, 2014

    Go on, admit it. You have stayed up nights worrying if we are prepared enough when Marvel Studios finally decides to cast for an Indian version of The Avengers. This video sort of sums up the Avengers India cast if the film was made in Bollywood. Shah Rukh Khan will play...
  • Watch: Ambulance driver shows in shocking video why in India if you get a heart attack, you are likely to die on way to hospital July 14, 2014

    Don't be the guy who parks in front of an ambulance. Or honks impatiently. Or blocks its path in traffic. All over the world, ambulances get the 'right of way', which means any car ahead of or behind it lets it pass from the right or completely stops. This video, published...