India

  • Modi meets Nobel Laureate Harold Varmus during US visit January 16, 1410

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday had a meeting with eminent Nobel Laureate and famous cancer specialist Professor Harold Varmus and invited him to visit India to assist in health and public care research. Interestingly, 74-year-old Varmus, currently director of the US National cancer Institute, had done his apprenticeship...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014, Day 8 5 days ago

    (For LIVE updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The men's pistol team clinched a silver medal, while Sandeep Sejwal won a rare bronze in swimming but India slipped to the 16th position in the overall standings with a tally of 17 medals on the seventh day at the...
  • Indian-American community plan grand reception for PM Modi January 16, 1410

    New York: As Indian-American community is gearing up to host Prime Minister Narendra Modi this Sunday at the iconic Madison Square Garden, the organisers on Friday announced an elaborate programme for almost day-long event including a 360-degree rotating platform for him to address over 16,000 general public and about 2,600...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 5 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey. ...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif raises Kashmir issue with UN chief 5 days ago

    Islamabad/United Nations: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has raised the Kashmir issue during his meeting with UN chief Ban Ki-moon and expressed dismay over the cancellation of the Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks. The two leaders met at the UN headquarters in New York on Thursday during which the Prime Minister "expressed...
  • 'Clean India' campaign will be people's movement: Venkaiah Naidu 5 days ago

    Hyderabad: The 'Clean India' campaign to be launched by the Centre on October 2 is envisaged to be a non-political "people's movement", Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday. "Prime Minister's intention is that people should be partners in this and it should be a people's movement. Accordingly, I...
  • US business, policymakers keen to engage with India: Assocham 5 days ago

    New Delhi: American businesses and policy- makers are keen to engage with India as they see enormous potential in the country's economy backed by the execution capabilities of the Narendra Modi-led Government, according to a survey done by industry body Assocham in the US. Prime Minister Modi is currently on his...
  • Asian Games 2014: Worked hard for this, it's a dream come true, says swimmer Sejwal 5 days ago

    Incheon: Only the fourth Indian to clinch a swimming medal in the Asian Games, Sandeep Sejwal on Friday said his bronze in the 50m breaststroke event here is a dream realised after eight years of hard work with his coach Nihar Ameen. "I shifted from Delhi to Bangalore eight years ago...
  • Asian Games Hockey: India need Pargat's ferocity and Dhanraj-like passion 5 days ago

    Well, the days of reckoning are nearly here. India need to win the last three matches at Asian Games 2014 to qualify for the Rio Olympics in 2016. They have the potential to win all three, but if I may quote Albert Einstein: "Insanity is doing the same thing over...
  • Asian Games Boxing: Thapa, Kuldeep in quarters; Akhil bows out 5 days ago

    Incheon: Continental champion Shiva Thapa (56kg) was barely tested as he advanced to the quarterfinals but it was curtains for comeback-man Akhil Kumar (60kg) after he lost an edge-of-the-seat last-16 bout on a bitter-sweet day for Indian boxing in the 17th Asian Games on Friday. Also advancing to the quarter-finals was...
  • Asian Games 2014: Sailors Varsha, Aishwarya still in medal race 5 days ago

    Incheon: Young Indian women sailors Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan occupied third place after eight rounds in the 29er class competition despite being disqualified in the seventh race in the Asian Games sailing competition here on Friday. The Indian duo, who led a small bunch of six teams after six races...
  • BCCI retains Ravi Shastri, Duncan Fletcher until 2015 World Cup 5 days ago

    The BCCI Working Committee on Friday retained Team Director Ravi Shastri and the coaching staff headed by Duncan Fletcher until the ICC World Cup early next year in Australia and New Zealand. Shastri, Fletcher and the support staff of Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and MV Sridhar will now draw...
  • Asian Games 2014, Day 7: Pistol shooters end campaign with silver, Sejwal wins Swimming bronze 5 days ago

    The men's pistol team clinched a silver medal, while Sandeep Sejwal won a rare bronze in swimming but India slipped to the 16th position in the overall standings with a tally of 17 medals on the seventh day at the Asian Games on Friday. The pistol team, spearheaded by London...
  • Photos: 'Pissing in public isn't against Indian culture, but kissing is?' 24-year-old graphic designer's artwork is the perfect response to confusing Indian logic 5 days ago

    A Facebook page is generating quite a buzz among those who like original artwork. The page owned and maintained by the anonymous 'Being Satan' has a collection of interesting graphic art on problems and situations that are typically Indian. The 24-year-old Mumbai-based graphic designer shows the dichotomy in everyday logic...
  • Asian Games Golf: India's Udayan Mane in contention for a medal 5 days ago

    Incheon: Indian golfer Udayan Mane tamed windy conditions to put himself in medal contention with a superb six-under 66, which left him tied third midway through the Asian Games golf tournament, here on Friday. Mane, one of the four players to card 66 in the second round, is eight-under 136 and...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Indian women thrash Malaysia 6-1, book semi-final berth 5 days ago

    Incheon: India produced an inspired performance to thrash Malaysia 6-1 in their last Pool A match and qualify for the semi-finals of the women's hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games on Friday. For India, Rani Rampal (4th minute, 20th) and Jaspreet Kaur (9th, 39th) score two goals each, while Namita...
  • Asian Games Swimming: Sandeep Sejwal wins bronze in 50m breast-stroke 5 days ago

    Incheon: Sandeep Sejwal gave India's floundering swimming campaign a massive fillip by fetching a rare bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke event of the Asian Games on Friday. The 25-year-old topped his heats by clocking 28.25s before holding on to the third spot in the final race with a timing of...
  • India to reach 7 pc GDP growth in future, says executive of Blackrock Investment Managers 5 days ago

    Naganath Sundaresan of Blackrock Investment Managers said that investors are very interested in India. "We expect to see India reach 7 per cent GDP growth in the near future," said Sundaresan. ...
  • Asian Games Boxing: India's Kuldeep Singh in quarter-finals 5 days ago

    Incheon: Indian boxer Kuldeep Singh advanced to the quarter-finals of the men's light heavy (81kg) division in the 17th Asian Games at the Seonhak Gymnasium here on Friday. Kuldeep won 2-1 in a split decision against Thailand's Anavrat Thongkrathok in the pre-quarterfinal. The Indian won 29-28 on the first judge's decision...
  • Standard and Poor's raises India's outlook to 'stable' from 'negative' 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Standard and Poor's raised the outlook for India's "BBB-minus" rating back to "stable" from "negative," saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi government's "strong" mandate would allow it to implement fiscal and economic reforms. S&P had cut India's rating to "negative" in April 2012, and that came to symbolize the plummeting investor...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian men's archery recurve team eliminated 5 days ago

    Incheon: Indian men's archery recurve team was ousted from the 17th Asian Games following their 1/8 elimination round loss to Hong Kong at the Gyeyang Asiad Archery Field here on Friday. The Indian men's team of Atanu Das, Tarundeep Rai and Jayanta Talukdar lost 3-5 (53-54, 54-42, 51-51, 52-53). The Indian...
  • China's gold imports more for holiday; Indian demand set to climb 5 days ago

    Singapore: Top bullion consumer China has been importing more gold in September than in the previous month due to demand from retailers stocking up for the upcoming National Day holiday, market sources said. Demand in India - the second biggest buyer of the metal - is also set to pick up...
  • Indian women in quarters of Asiad volleyball 5 days ago

    Incheon: Indian women spikers stormed into the quarter-finals with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over the Maldives at the 17th Asian Games here on Friday. India won 25-12, 25-7, 25-11 in 54 minutes at the Ansan Sangroksu Gymnasium here. They raced away to a comfortable lead from the beginning of the match. Tiji...
  • India's older refineries to face survival test on diesel deregulation 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Time is running out for India's aging state-run oil refineries as the new government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks set to free up diesel prices and open the gates to private sector competition. These refineries, commissioned mostly in the 1950s and 1960s during India's early industrialisation push, are...
  • Watch: Ravi Shankar Prasad takes the broom for 'Clean India' 5 days ago

    Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has launched the government's Clean India campaign. Prasad was at Shastri Bhawan on Friday morning and was seen sporting a broom. "It is not symbolic. It is a new beginning in India to make Clean India a mass movement. A minister along with senior officers...
  • Pakistan likely to raise Kashmir issue once again in UN General Assembly 5 days ago

    New York: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would raise the Kashmir issue in his address to the UN General Assembly on Friday, the government said while ruling out resumption of any dialogue with India unless the initiative in this regard is taken by New Delhi. Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Ajaz Ahmad Chaudhry...
  • Asian Games Hockey: India play China in crucial last game 5 days ago

    Incheon: Shattered after the close 1-2 loss against arch-rivals Pakistan, Indian men's hockey team will have to regroup themselves quickly and eye at least a draw in their last crucial Pool B fixture against China on Saturday to qualify for the semifinals of the 17th Asian Games. After dishing out an...
  • India has potential to become a $5 trillion economy, says BJP MP Jayant Sinha 5 days ago

    New York: Bullish on India story of development, BJP MP and former investment manager Jayant Sinha said the country has potential to become a USD 5 trillion economy and its stock market can generate USD 3 trillion of wealth in the next ten years. Sinha, who was here at the...
  • Asian Games 2014: Shiva Thapa in boxing quarter-finals 5 days ago

    Incheon: Indian boxer Shiva Thapa advanced to the quarter-finals of the bantamweight (56kg) category at the 17th Asian Games here Friday. Thapa was adjudged winner against Nadir of Pakistan by technical knockout due to injury in the round of 16 bout at the Seonhak Gymnasium. The 20-year-old took just a minute and...
  • Pakistan successfully test-fires short range missile Hatf IX 5 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday successfully test-fired short range surface-to-surface missile 'Hatf IX' that has a range of 60 kilometres and can cover parts of India. The test of the missile also called Nasr was conducted with successive launches of four missiles from a state-of-the-art Multi Tube Launcher with Salvo Mode, the...