India

  • Cook hails 'great win' as England snap winless streak 35 minutes ago

    Southampton: England captain Alastair Cook was delighted by his side's dominant display after they beat India at Southampton on Thursday to record their first Test win in nearly a year. Their crushing 266-run success saw England end a run of 10 Tests without a win as they levelled a five-match series...
  • Anderson included in unchanged England squad for fourth Test 54 minutes ago

    London: James Anderson was included in an unchanged 13-man England squad announced on Thursday for the fourth Test with India at the Lancashire seamer's Old Trafford home ground starting on August 7. The squad was made public just hours after England wrapped up a crushing 266-run in the third Test to...
  • Dhoni's reply and five reasons for India's Southampton Test defeat 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    India capitulated to an embarrassing 266-run defeat in the third Test at Southampton, allowing England not only to level the series at 1-1 but also get a firm foot inside the five-Test series that is now widely open. India's surrender on day five was nothing less than England's at Lord's...
  • Modi-Kerry meet today amidst tension over snooping row 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The much awaited meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Secretary of State John Kerry will take place on Friday. Friday's meeting holds significance as it will create ground for Modi's first visit to US as Indian PM in September. "In weeks to come, we will take...
  • CWG 2014: Indian men thrash SA 5-2 to set up semi-final date with NZ 7 hours 4 minutes ago

    Glasgow: A clinical first-half performance from India saw them breeze past South Africa by 5-2 margin to qualify for the semi-final of the men's hockey competition at the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. Having finished second in the pool behind defending champions Australia, India will now take on New Zealand...
  • Naman Ojha replaces injured Wriddhiman Saha in India Test squad 8 hours 57 minutes ago

    Southampton: Wicket-keeper batsman Naman Ojha will replace an injured Wriddhiman Saha in the India squad for remainder of the five-match Test series in England, the BCCI said on Thursday. "The All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked Naman Ojha as his (Saha's) replacement. Ojha will join the squad at the earliest," said...
  • CWG 2014: Vikas Gowda wins India's first athletics medal in Glasgow 8 hours 5 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Vikas Gowda gave India its first athletics gold medal of the 20th Commonwealth Games by winning the men's discuss throw event on Friday. The 31-year-old US-based Indian pocketed the gold with an effort of 63.64m, way below his personal best effort of 66.28m, under incessant rain at the Hampden Park. The...
  • CWG 2014: Babita Kumari wins 1st wrestling Gold for India on Day 8 10 hours 50 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian wrestler Babita Kumari put on a stunning show to win the gold medal beating Canada's Brittanee Laverdure in the final of the women's 55kg freestyle category in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall on Thursday. The 24-year-old Babita, who had bagged the silver in the 2010 Commonwealth...
  • Can Narendra Modi redefine India-US relationship? 11 hours 51 minutes ago

    In stern words, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday told US Secretary of State John Kerry that surveillance of political leaders and others in India by the American intelligence was "unacceptable". ...
  • CWG 2014: Yogeshwar Dutt wins fifth wrestling gold for India 8 hours 2 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt won the fifth wrestling gold medal for India beating Jevon Balfour of Canada in the final of the men's freestyle 65kg category in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall on Thursday. Yogeshwar was declared the winner on grounds of technical superiority after he...
  • CWG 2014: Indian artistic gymnast Dipa Karmakar gets bronze 12 hours 18 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian artistic gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched the women's vault bronze in the final of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. England's Claudia Fragapane won the gold with an average score of 14.633 while Canada's Elsabeth Black took home the silver with 14.433 at the SSE Hydro. Agartala-born Dipa got the bronze with...
  • CWG 2014: Vikas Gowda, wrestlers lead India's gold rush on Day 8 7 hours 15 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Discus thrower Vikas Gowda broke a 56-year jinx, to toast with gold alongside wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt and Babita Kumari as India snaked up to the fifth spot in the medal race at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday. After a day of elusive hunt, Indian sportspersons clinched the shining yellow medal...
  • CWG 2014: Lawn Bowls men's fours team reaches semi-finals 12 hours 45 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian Lawn Bowls men's fours team reached the semi-finals after beating Norfolk Island 26-4 in the Commonwealth Games here on Thursday. The Indian team of Kamal Kumar Sharma, Chandan Kumar Singh, Samit Malhotra and Dinesh Kumar defeated their opponents in the quarterfinals at the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls ground here. They now...
  • News 360: India has been a responsible steward of nuclear power, says John Kerry 13 hours 6 minutes ago

    On his 3-day India visit for strategic talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that has been a responsible steward of nuclear power. In a joint press conference with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Kerry also said, "India and US are indispensable partners in 21st century. There are incredible...
  • 3rd Test: India surrender at Southampton 13 hours 7 minutes ago

    Moeen Ali's maiden six-wicket haul in India's second innings helped England tie the five-match series 1-1, beating the visitors by 266 runs in the third Test. ...
  • American surveillance of BJP 'unacceptable', Swaraj tells Kerry 10 hours 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In stern words, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday told US Secretary of State John Kerry that surveillance of political leaders and others in India by the American intelligence was "unacceptable". "I told him that both countries consider each other as friendly nations and it will not...
  • CWG 2014: India eye 5th place finish in women's hockey 13 hours 50 minutes ago

    Glasgow: After failing to qualify for the semi-finals, the Indian women's hockey team will take on hosts Scotland in the 5-6 position playoff at the Commonwealth Games on Friday. The teams last met during the Champions Challenge 1 here when India lost 3-4. The sides had also met in the 2006...
  • US wants to build a relationship with India: Niramala Sitharaman 14 hours 0 minutes ago

    On US Secretary of State John Kerry 's visit to India, the Centre assured that the US is looking at various aspects and is keen on building a relationship with India. "US wants to build on the strengths both the countries have. It's one of the most forward looking meetings,"...
  • Largest rooftop solar plant in South India commissioned 14 hours 8 minutes ago

    Chennai: EPC player Tata Power Solar, a JV between Tata Power and British Petroleum (BP) Solar has commissioned a 2 MW solar power plant in Tamil Nadu, considered the largest rooftop facility in South India. "Tata Power Solar has successfully commissioned a 2MW rooftop solar plant...
  • Captain Alastair Cook all praise for England's new bowling hero Moeen Ali 14 hours 22 minutes ago

    Southampton: England captain Alastair Cook Thursday praised Moeen Ali and said the part-time spinner had improved "leaps and bounds" -- thanks to his stint with Worcestershire where he bowls with Pakistan offie Saeed Ajmal. Moeen Ali produced a match-winning spell, taking six wickets as India were bowled out for 178 in...
  • Facebook, Cisco, HP interested in investing more in India: Government 14 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Leading technology companies Facebook, Cisco and HP are looking to boost their investments in India and engagement in the education space, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday. "This is an indication of excitement which new government has provoked. I had meeting with Cisco, now HP, then Facebook...
  • We'll have to rethink our four-bowler strategy: MS Dhoni 14 hours 39 minutes ago

    Southampton: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday blamed his batsmen for the "soft dismissals" which saw them suffer an embarrassing 266-run defeat in the third cricket Test and said they would need to discuss their four-bowler strategy ahead of the fourth rubber. Asked about the decision to go with four...
  • Ishant Sharma ruled out of fourth Test against England 14 hours 41 minutes ago

    Southampton: Fast bowler Ishant Sharma will miss the fourth cricket Test against England at Old Trafford as he is still recuperating from an ankle injury, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Thursday. Ishant had returned with a career-best figures of seven for 74 to guide India to a 95-run win...
  • No change in India's stand on WTO, says Sitharaman 15 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As only a few hours are left for WTO members to ratify the trade facilitation pact, India on Thursday asserted that its stand "remains the same". "Our stand remains the same," Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told reporters after meeting US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. The World...
  • Nearly 6,000 Indians languishing in foreign jails 16 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Nearly 6,000 Indians are currently languishing in foreign jails with maximum of 1,400 being lodged in Saudi Arabia, government said on Thursday. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who also looks after the Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry, said a total of 5,986...
  • 3rd Test: England crush India by 266 runs to level series at 1-1 12 hours 3 minutes ago

    India's inconsistency came back to haunt them at Southampton on Thursday as England completed a facile 266-run win over the visitors on the final day of the third Test to level the five-match series in style at 1-1. Needing just six wickets to win on day five, Moeen Ali added four...
  • Insurance bill 'welcome gift' from government to John Kerry: CPM 16 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With the insurance bill aimed at raising the FDI cap from 26 to 49 per cent listed in Parliament's agenda, CPI(M) on Thursday said that it was a "welcome gift" from the Narendra Modi government to visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry. "The Modi government has extended...
  • Nepal taking special security measures for Modi's first visit 17 hours 24 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Special security arrangements are being put in place for the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal, with a team of Indian commandos expected to arrive here to oversee the preparations. Nepal government is also stepping up security by mobilising all the security agencies for the two-day visit...
  • John Kerry, Sushma Swaraj co-chair fifth Indo-US strategic dialogue 16 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday co-chaired fifth Indo-US Strategic Dialogue during which the two sides discussed "transformative initiatives" in key areas of security and energy. Security concerns, counter terrorism, enhancing trade and investment and cooperation on energy remained some...