INDIA

  • Congress coal scam could be much bigger: PM Modi 3 days ago

    Punjab: Attacking the previous Congress-led government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday claimed that coal scam, which was pegged at Rs 1.76 lakh crore, could be much more bigger. Modi also said that the present regime led by him had garnered a revenue of Rs 2 lakh crore in bids from...
  • Former President Kalam urges support for manufacturing sector 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam supported the Modi government's 'Make In India' campaign on Monday by urging the industry as well as the government to increase focus on the manufacturing sector. "We should focus on the manufacturing sector which has been recognised as an engine for economic growth," Kalam said. "Biomedical...
  • ICC World Cup: Brian Lara hails India's bowling attack 3 days ago

    Sydney: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell on Monday said Ravichandran Ashwin will get purchase from the SCG wicket and that spin would be a "big advantage" for India when they square off against the Michael Clarke-led side in the cricket World Cup semi-finals on Thursday. "Sydney Cricket Ground always turns. They...
  • Mohammed Shami takes a break from training ahead of World Cup semis 3 days ago

    India's leading fast bowler in the World Cup Mohammed Shami on Monday took a break from training session as part of the recovery process after bowling full tilt in the quarter-final match against Bangladesh in Melbourne last week. While there were some murmurs about the state of his knee, which has...
  • MoS External Affairs Gen VK Singh attends Pakistan National Day reception 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs Minister VK Singh on Monday attended Pakistan National Day reception at the High Commission in New Delhi amidst the controversy sparked by Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit's comments that India was not against his interactions with Kashmiri separatist leaders. Singh, former Army Chief, attended...
  • World Cup: India hoping to exploit chinks in Australian armour 3 days ago

    The love-hate relationship between Australia and India has guaranteed mega-match status to Thursday's World Cup semi-final at the SCG. ...
  • Abdul Basit's meeting with Kashmiri leaders evoke sharp reaction 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit's meetings with Kashmiri separatists and subsequent National Day celebrations invitation to them evoked sharp reaction on Monday from political leaders. "If anyone doesn't believe in Indian Constitution, then why should anyone talk to them?," said Congress leader Digvijay Singh. Another party leader and former Union...
  • World Cup: Ashwin can be a game changer, says worried Stuart Clark 3 days ago

    Sydney: Former Australia pacer Stuart Clark feels the advantage India have going into Thursday's semi-final is that they have "world class" off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in their ranks with the Michael Clarke-led side lacking a quality spinner. "I think one place where India has advantage over Australia in this game is presence...
  • AirAsia offers 3 million seats at discounted prices 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In one of the biggest discounted sale offers, Malaysian carrier AirAsia on Monday put three million (30 lakh) seats up for grab for destinations including India. As part of this mega sale offer, AirAsia has rolled out fares as low as Rs 3,399 for a Visakhapatnam-Kuala Lumpur and Rs...
  • I never give up, says Kidambi Srikanth 3 days ago

    New Delhi: On a roll since his China Open triumph, ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Monday attributed his success and meteoric rise in world rankings to a "never give up till the end" attitude and said he is ready to work harder to achieve the unprecedented World No. 1 status. Srikanth,...
  • World No 1 at stake as Saina Nehwal gears up for India Super Series 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Avenging her All England loss to Spain's Carolina Marin and clinching the World No. 1 status will be on her mind when ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal leads the home challenge in the India Open Super Series which gets underway with the qualifiers on Tuesday. For years, Saina has...
  • ICC World Cup: India, Australia get down to training at SCG 3 days ago

    India and Australia will fight for a place in the World Cup final on Thursday at Sydney Cricket Ground. ...
  • World Cup: Spinner Ashwin content playing second fiddle to pace 3 days ago

    Ravichandran Ashwin may not be India's highest wicket-taker in the World Cup but the lanky off-spinner is not complaining. Fast bowlers Mohammad Shami (17) and Umesh Yadav (14) have taken more wickets than Ashwin as holders India, traditional spin powerhouses, have focused their attack on pace. In five of their six group...
  • Pakistan showcases modern weapons in National Day parade 3 days ago

    Islamabad: After a seven-year hiatus, Pakistan on Monday showcased its growing military might, including tactical nuclear missiles and fighter jets, at a joint tri-service parade to celebrate the National Day in a symbolic show of strength in the war against the Taliban. The Pakistan Day parade - marked to commemorate the...
  • World Cup: Spinners' role crucial in India-Australia semis, says Anil Kumble 3 days ago

    Sydney: It's been a World Cup dominated by the faster bowlers - the top five wicket-takers are all quicks, three of them left-arm pacemen - but quality spin has held its own, too. Daniel Vettori and Imran Tahir are joint sixth on the list with 15 wickets, R Ashwin is in...
  • World Cup: Challenge for me has been not to get too excited, says Kyle Abbott 3 days ago

    "I have learnt a lot from Dale about preparing for a game and keeping everything in check," says Abbott. ...
  • World Cup 2015: It will be a tough contest, says James Faulkner 3 days ago

    'India have spent a fair bit of time in the country, so they have adapted well to the conditions,' says Faulkner. ...
  • There are only two parties, no place for third in resolving Indo-Pak issue: Ministry of External Affairs 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Giving no importance to the invitation extended to separatist leaders for celebration of Pakistan National Day in Delhi, the Ministry of External Affairs claimed that there are only two parties when it comes to a resolution on Indo-Pak issues. "The government of India prefer to speak for itself....
  • Uber plans to expand operations in India 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Uber Technologies, the online ride-hailing company, has entered into a "strategic partnership" with India's Times Internet, as it looks to expand operations in its largest market outside the United States. An Uber spokeswoman said Times Internet, the digital arm of the Times of India media group, would invest "well...
  • TWTW: Indian fan travels to Australia to watch World Cup 3 days ago

    As India entered the quarter-final in the World Cup, a cricket fan travelled to Australia to watch the match. India beat Bangladesh to enter the semi-final. ...
  • TWTW: India beat Bangladesh to reach World Cup semis 3 days ago

    Former cricketer Kris Srikkanth analyses India's victory over Bangladesh in World Cup 2015 ...
  • Dialogues in 'Black Home' are so hard-hitting that it can unnerve anyone: Chitrashi Rawat 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Eight years after her promising debut as Komal Chautala in 'Chak De! India', Chitrashi Rawat has finally bagged a lead role in 'Black Home'. Chitrashi said she did not mind the long gap as the actress was looking for "character-driven" roles. "I have my limitations as a typical glamorous...
  • World Cup: Defending champions India clash with Australia in the semis 3 days ago

    India will take on Australia in the second semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2015 on March 26 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. ...
  • Amitabh Bachchan excited to meet fans in Egypt 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan said he is looking forward to his visit to Egypt for the 'India by the Nile' festival and hoped to reach out to his fans in the country during his stay. The 72-year-old actor is the 'Guest of Honour' at this year's edition of the cultural festival...
  • Bitter rivalry between India and Australia adds edge to World cup semi-final 4 days ago

    The love-hate relationship between Australia and India has added extra spice to Thursday's World Cup semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). There is no shortage of mutual respect between the two teams but as the two most powerful nations in contemporary cricket, they are also the fiercest of rivals. With players...
  • World Cup: India ensuring that no stone remains unturned against Australia 4 days ago

    Sydney: Immediately adjacent to the four nets at the practice facility at the Sydney Cricket Ground lies a tennis court. A grass court, something of a rarity in these days of hard courts and European clay. A doubles match was in progress, the four protagonists oblivious to the fact that...
  • World Cup: James Faulkner confident Australia can finish off India 4 days ago

    James Faulkner has built a reputation as Australia's best finisher, the man who can always be relied on to get the team across the line in a tight finish. Faulkner hasn't done that so far in the World Cup. Injured just before the tournament started, he missed Australia's first three matches...
  • Pakistan says India has no problem if separatists attend its National Day; Masarat Alam also invited 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Amidst growing criticism over Pakistan inviting Kashmiri separatist leaders for its National Day on Monday, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit claimed that the Indian government has no objection to the invites being issued. Playing down the controversy, he said that resolving the Kashmir issue is key to peace....
  • World Cup: Sydney Cricket Ground set to turn Indian for Australia semi-final 4 days ago

    Sydney: India fans are likely to outnumber their Australian counterparts when the two teams clash in the World Cup semi-final in Sydney on Thursday -- much to the annoyance of the home captain. Australia skipper Michael Clarke and team-mate David Warner sent out identical tweets, saying: "I call on all Australian...
  • World Cup: NZ fans behind their team as the co-hosts aim to break the semis jinx 4 days ago

    Auckland: Here come the Black Caps. It was a seven year old who set things off at Departure Gate 16 at the Wellington Airport. Fresh off their win against West Indies, charging towards a collision with South Africa in the semi-final of the World Cup, New Zealand's cricketers trickled towards the...