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  • 'Strong response' needed to counter terror attacks: Manohar Parrikar December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A week after 11 security personnel were killed in terror attacks in Kashmir, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said the militants had come from Pakistan and India will have to give "strong response" to check such "blatant attempts". The Defence Minister, who visited Kashmir on Thursday, said a...
  • New government policy on 'representatives' for arms purchase, blacklisting December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Resolving to end perennial delays in arms procurement, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said government will unveil a "clear-cut" policy in January on engaging "representatives" for arms purchase and announce fresh norms to blacklist erring firms. Promising a raft of steps to speed up military procurement, Parrikar said...
  • India vs Pakistan: Tickets at a premium for Champions Trophy humdinger December 12, 2014

    Bhubaneswar has not seen anything as big as this - India vs Pakistan in the FIH Men's Champions Trophy semi-final. Tickets are at a premium, with fans queuing up at the box office outside the Kalinga Stadium here since 8 a.m. on Friday. The serpentine queues extend to as long as...
  • Patience will be key on the final day: Ajinkya Rahane December 12, 2014

    Adelaide: Left facing a big lead on the fourth day of the first Test against Australia, Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane on Friday said that his team will have to be calm and patient on the fifth and final day to remain in contention. Riding David Warner's century, the hosts ended Friday...
  • David Warner claps on seeing Abbott's bowling figures on scoreboard December 12, 2014

    Adelaide: While he was leaving his imprint as a prolific scorer with yet another Test ton, David Warner also showed his support for Sean Abbott when the opener clapped after seeing the New South Wales (NSW) pacer's bowling figures on the Adelaide Oval scoreboard on Friday. Abbott's bouncer to Hughes in...
  • This is the best form of my life, says David Warner December 12, 2014

    Adelaide: He might have made scoring look easy on the Adelaide track by notching centuries in each innings, but David Warner said that the pitch is not placid anymore and his team is determined to take all 10 Indian wickets on the final day of first cricket Test on Saturday. Warner...
  • India vs Pakistan: Huge rush for Champions Trophy semifinal tickets December 12, 2014

    Bhubaneswar is hosting the Champions Trophy hockey and as the temple city gears up for the semi-final between India and Pakistan, fans are finding it difficult to get a ticket. ...
  • 1st Test: David Warner ton puts Australia in control on Day 4 December 12, 2014

    David Warner's brilliant century helped Australia into the driver's seat in the first Test against India at the Adelaide Oval. Australia finished day four on Friday at 290 for 5 and are leading by 363 runs. Steven Smith and Brad Haddin were batting on 52 and 14 respectively when stumps...
  • PM Narendra Modi tweets birthday wishes to Rajinikanth in Tamil December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi has sent out birthday wishes in Tamil to cinestar Rajinikant, who turned 64 Friday. The prime minister wished the "legendary" artist a long life. Modi took to Twitter to reach out to the cinema czar on the special day, when his film 'Lingaa' also hit the screen. "On...
  • Majestic David Warner completes 1000 runs in 2014 December 12, 2014

    Adelaide: Australia's David Warner on Friday completed 1000 runs in 2014 en route to his century in the second innings of the first cricket Test against India, becoming the first opener to achieve the feat in one calendar year since England skipper Alastair Cook in 2012. The left-handed batsman achieved the...
  • David Warner, Varun Aaron in war of words over no-ball dismissal December 12, 2014

    Adelaide: A dash of spice was finally added to what has been an emotionally-charged first India-Australia cricket Test when David Warner and Varun Aaron got involved in a war of words after the home batsman was called back by the umpire following a no-ball dismissal on Friday. The incident took place...
  • Champions Trophy Tour Diary, Day 3: India in semis, what else to ask for December 12, 2014

    (The author is travelling Bhubaneswar to cover the FIH Men's Champions Trophy hockey tournament) Bhubaneswar: An out-and-out working day in Bhubaneswar with four quarter-finals lined up, so not much to savour in terms of city tours. Work took centre stage, and quite rightly so. It was a lazy morning to start...
  • Salman Khan tops Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, Amitabh, Shah Rukh, Deepika feature in top ten December 12, 2014

    Salman Khan has just beaten friend and colleague Shah Rukh Khan and become the top celebrity of 2014 in a list by Forbes India. The 'Dabangg' actor has had two big releases in 2014 - 'Jai Ho' and 'Kick' and both have faired well at the Box Office which has...
  • Soon we will be bigger than the US in terms of connected users: Google India MD December 12, 2014

    After Google's partnership with the government to build a digital India, lots of new online initiatives are being taken. Google India MD Rajan Anandan said,"At the end of this month India will cross 300 million internet users and over the next year, we are going to be significantly bigger...
  • MS Dhoni ranked 4th in Forbes India Celebrity list for 2014 December 12, 2014

    Indian skipper MS Dhoni is India's richest sportsperson according to the latest list of Forbes India celebs. Bollywood superstar Salman Khan tops the list and other sportspersons in the top 10 are Virat Kohli and former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Dhoni is ranked 4th on the list, behind Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan...
  • Salman Khan tops the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for 2014 December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The 2014 Forbes India Celebrity 100 in its third year has found a new leader. For the first time in its three-year run, Shah Rukh Khan has been unseated from the top slot by friend and peer Salman Khan. Reason: The star didn't have a film release (barring...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 4 December 12, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 Round-up: Virat Kohli became only the third Indian to score a hundred on his Test captaincy debut as the visitors responded brilliantly to Australia's mammoth first innings total of 517 for 7 by reaching 369 for 5 at...
  • India, Russia sign bilateral agreements on oil, defence force training, atomic energy December 11, 2014

    India's strategic partnership with Russia is 'incomparable in content', said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Russia has been "a pillar of strength" for India, said Modi after holding the annual summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin who is on a day-long visit to New Delhi. ...
  • Russia to assemble 400 choppers a year in India December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Russia on Thursday agreed in principle to assemble around 400 advanced twin engine Kamov helicopters a year in India, in a major move to give a new push to their strategic partnership. The Kamov Ka-226T, which Russia offered to assemble in India, is a light multi-role helicopter which is...
  • News 360: India, Russia sign seven agreement, 13 MoUs December 11, 2014

    India's strategic partnership with Russia is 'incomparable in content', said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Russia has been "a pillar of strength" for India, said Modi after holding the annual summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin who is on a day-long visit to New Delhi. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob December 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Champions Trophy: These tough matches will prepare us for Rio 2016, says Oltmans December 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Having masterminded Belgium's ouster from the Champions Trophy Hockey tournament with a perfect strategy, India's high performance director Roelant Oltmans is eyeing many such encounters before the team gets ready for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. India came back from a two-goal deficit to thrash Belgium 4-2...
  • United Nations adopts June 21 as World Yoga Day December 11, 2014

    In a proud moment for India, the United Nations has adopted June 21 as World Yoga Day on Thursday night after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged the world community to celebrate Indian yoga at the international level in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in September. The decision...
  • India is the next frontier for the NBA: Adam Silver December 11, 2014

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, the man who runs one of the most successful leagues in the world, sees India as a wonderful market. ...
  • Hockey: India down Belgium to set up Pakistan semifinal in Champions Trophy December 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Breathtaking hockey at the Kalinga Stadium followed ecstatic scenes on and off the pitch as India came from behind to beat world No. 4 Belgium in the FIH Men's Champions Trophy on Thursday to set up a date with arch-rivals Pakistan in the semi-finals. It was Indian resilience that came...
  • As it happened: India vs Belgium, Champions Trophy Hockey December 11, 2014

    The winner of the fourth quarter-final between India and Belgium will meet Pakistan in the semi-finals, which means a possible Indo-Pak humdinger for a place in the final. PREVIEW: A victory over the Netherlands after 28 years in the champions Trophy is extra special. And though a quarter-final win over Belgium...
  • Sarita Devi finally receives her Asian Games bronze medal December 11, 2014

    Indian boxer Sarita Devi finally received her Asian Games bronze medal after she had controversially refused it at the Incheon Games. ...
  • Russia 'a pillar of strength', says Modi as the two countries sign seven agreements, 13 MoUs December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: India's strategic partnership with Russia is 'incomparable in content', said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Russia has been "a pillar of strength" for India, said Modi after holding the annual summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin who is on a day-long visit to New Delhi. Modi said that "we...