INDIA

  • Watch: Shahid Afridi mocks at India singing 'Mauka Mauka' 36 minutes ago

    India had a brilliant run in the World Cup which came to a sudden halt after their semi-final exit at the hands of Australia, who went on to win the coveted trophy for the fifth time. Miffed with India' success and famous marketing campaign 'Mauka Mauka' that was aired during the...
  • Nirodh condoms to get visual facelift 46 minutes ago

    When it comes to the wrappers of government-supplied condoms, boring is out, attractive is in, but erotic is too much. India is readying a redesign of the staid packaging of its half-century-old condom brand, incorporating pictures of handsome men and gorgeous women, in a desperate bid to seduce customers drawn to...
  • Hockey: We will play to our strengths, says Namita Toppo 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian women hockey midfielder Namita Toppo on Wednesday said the team will look to play to its strengths in the Hawke's Bay Cup to be held in New Zealand from April 11 to 19. The tournament will witness India, Argentina, Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, USA and New Zealand...
  • New Zealand cricket has evolved over the years: Kane WIlliamson 2 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson, who won four trophies at the NAZ award reckons the culture of the team has evolved over the years and the way they played their cricket is something they have achieved. ...
  • Hugh Jackman to star in 'Apostle Paul' 2 hours 21 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Actor Hugh Jackman has been roped in to headline Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's upcoming production venture 'Apostle Paul'. Jackman will play the titular role of a Jewish man who converted to Christianity to preach the word of Jesus and was credited for writing 14 of the 27 books...
  • Mohammad Hafeez's bowling action to be officially tested on April 9 2 hours 29 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Suspended Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez will undergo official testing of his offspin bowling in India next week. The Pakistan Cricket Board says on Wednesday the ICC will retest Hafeez at Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai on April 9. Hafeez was suspended from bowling after he was reported during a test against...
  • Nigerian envoy to India condemns Union Minister Giriraj Singh's racist remark on Sonia's skin 2 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Nigerian envoy to India OB Okongor on Wednesday condemned Union Minister Giriraj Singh's controversial and bizarre statement on Congress President Sonia Gandhi. "I believe PM will do right thing on this. I am not going to lodge protest," said the envoy. Singh had commented that the colour...
  • SpiceJet makes part payment of dues to AAI 3 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Budget carrier SpiceJet has made a part payment of its dues to the state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) and also signed an agreement with aircraft leasing firm BBAM to settle out of court the dispute over Boeing rentals. "SpiceJet has paid a part payment of Rs 25...
  • 349 Indians evacuated from Yemen reach Djibouti, will be brought to Delhi soon 5 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In one of the biggest rescue operations ever by India, nearly 350 Indians have been rescued from war-torn Yemen so far. The Navy evacuated the Indian nationals from Aden in Yemen and brought to Djibouti in North Africa. Kerala Minister KC Joseph said the Indian nationals have reached...
  • New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum wins Richard Hadlee Medal 6 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Zealand Cricket (NZC) honoured Brendon McCullum and his boys at the NZC Awards in Auckland on Wednesday (April 1), with the top award - the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal -going to the captain and Kane Williamson taking home four trophies. McCullum's innovative captaincy was one of the highlights of New...
  • Joe Burns to plot Australia comeback in India 8 hours 15 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Queensland batsman Joe Burns is determined to avoid membership of the burgeoning club of Australian batsmen who have made brief cameos in the Test team before permanently falling into obscurity. The 25-year-old was the only member of the team that defeated India 2-0 in the 2014-15 series not to be...
  • IPL 8: Stage is set for World Cup hero Brendon McCullum 8 hours 22 minutes ago

    What is the first thing that comes to your mind when Brendon McCullum's name is taken? The nonchalance with which he pulls off some of the toughest catches, perhaps? Or the energy with which he tries to run down practically every ball headed in the direction of the ropes? Maybe the...
  • Mitchell Starc to miss early stages of IPL 8 8 hours 43 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Mitchell Starc, the Player of the 2015 World Cup, will miss the opening stages of the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League after suffering a knee injury. Starc, who took 22 wickets in the World Cup at an average of 10.18 and an economy of 3.5, will remain in...
  • Sachin Tendulkar to replace Duncan Fletcher as Team India's coach 9 hours 1 minutes ago

    Former Indian cricketer and legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar is all set to replace Duncan Fletcher as Team India's coach. Ending weeks of speculation over who would succeed Fletcher after World Cup, the BCCI announced the decision to give Sachin a three-year contract after a Working Committee meeting on Tuesday as...
  • Anshuman Gaekwad wants same Team India squad for next World Cup 9 hours 4 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Impressed by India's good showing in the World Cup, former India coach Anshuman Gaekwad believes the current lot of players should be persisted with and they will deliver in the next 50-over showpiece event in England. Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men had a near flawless show in the mega-event before making...
  • Navy evacuates 349 Indians from strife-torn Yemen, confirms Ministry of External Affairs 12 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Sailing away from troubles, the Navy late on Tuesday night rescued 349 Indians from war-torn Yemen. The Ministry of External Affairs tweeted that Navy's INS Sumitra with evacuated Indians left from Aden late on Tuesday night and will be reaching Djibouti from where they will leave for India. Confirming...
  • India held by Bangladesh in U-23 AFC match marred by power blackout 21 hours 10 minutes ago

    Dhaka: India and Bangladesh finished with a goalless draw in a power blackout-marred Group E exchange of the Under-23 AFC Championship at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Tuesday. India threatened the Bangladesh citadel time and again in the first session, but the script was reversed after the lemon break as Bangladesh...
  • Demolish unauthorised construction in MA Chidambaram Stadium: SC 22 hours 49 minutes ago

    The Supreme Court said on Tuesday that the three stands (I,J,K) of the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will not be used for seating spectators during cricket matches as they do not conform to regulations and public safety and their unauthorised parts need to be demolished. "Your starting point was wrong....
  • Sidath Wettimuny to head Sri Lanka Cricket interim committee 23 hours 16 minutes ago

    Sidath Wettimuny, the former Sri Lankan opener, has been appointed head of a nine-member interim committee to carry out functions of Sri Lanka Cricket. The committee, established by Navin Dissanayake, Sri Lanka's sports minister, will be effective from Wednesday (April 1) and function until an election is held or until...
  • Meet the 4-year-old prodigy who is having a tough time getting admitted into a Delhi school 23 hours 21 minutes ago

    Meet Anas, the 4 year old prodigy that we found roaming around with his mother on the streets of Film City, Noida. Anas has a gift. A gift that is sure to propel him towards greatness. He is a living bank of general knowledge. It is hard to imagine a...
  • South Korea are tough opponents, says PR Sreejesh 23 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team vice-captain PR Sreejesh on Tuesday said their first opponent in the forthcoming 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup South Korea will be a hard nut to crack even if they have had the ascendancy in recent matches against their Asian rivals. India defeated South Korea in the...
  • BCCI must address issue of player burnout: Venkatapathy Raju Yesterday

    Kolkata: Taking into consideration the Indian cricket team's grueling international schedule, former national selector Venkatapathy Raju today said the BCCI must address the issue of player burnout and should have a back-up team of bowlers. The 2011 ODI world champions had a dream run in the just concluded edition of the...
  • India lack good domestic competitions, says Ramesh Krishnan Yesterday

    New Delhi: Indian tennis legend Ramesh Krishnan on Tuesday said lack of domestic competition is the reason behind the dearth of quality players in the country, adding the sport needs to be taken to the far-flung areas to produce future champions. A legend in his own right, Ramesh had guided India...
  • Sponsored - Big Data - The Future of World Class Cricket Yesterday

    The world we live in generates over 5 million gigabytes of data daily and the need to unravel it is becoming increasingly critical. Within an organisation, one estimate by market researcher IDC states that data doubles every 18 months. Indeed the entire world's data doubles every two years. Clearly, Big...
  • From veteran Sangakkara to the unknown Shenwari: The surprise packages of World Cup 2015 Yesterday

    This World Cup will be remembered for its milestones. Two ODI double hundreds, two 400-plus scores by a team, 38 centuries and the most watched World Cup ever. The pool stage matches had better contests than the knockouts and the event which was expected to provide bowling-friendly conditions was once...
  • PM Modi asked us to visit all states to estimate the crop damage: Union Minister Yesterday

    The unseasonal rainfall across India has caused extensive crop damage. Union Ministers are now doing a status check to estimate the extent of the damage. "PM Modi has asked us to aid state governments in assessing damage," said Union Minister. ...
  • Ritu Rani to lead Indian hockey team in Hawke's Bay Cup Yesterday

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Tuesday announced an 18-member national women's team led by Ritu Rani for the Hawke's Bay Cup to be held in New Zealand from April 11 to 19. Captain and centre-half Ritu Rani will be supported by vice-captain Deepika. The tournament will witness India, Argentina, Australia,...
  • Team India need a bigger pool of fast bowlers: Prasanna Yesterday

    The Indian bowling was a pleasant surprise in the recent cricket World Cup but a bigger pool of genuine fast bowlers and spinners needs to be created for the team to be a consistent force in the future, feels the legendary E Prasanna. The bowling department copped serious criticism in the...
  • Virat Kohli's work ethics are second to none, says Ravi Shastri Yesterday

    New Delhi: Defending an under-fire Virat Kohli, Indian cricket Team Director Ravi Shastri on Monday said the swashbuckling batsman's ordinary run in the World Cup had nothing to do with his actress-girlfriend Anushka Sharma's presence and to call it that is "utter nonsense". "If it was so, Virat wouldn't have got...
  • InFocus M2 review: This Rs 4,999 smartphone with 8 MP front and rear cameras is the best bet at this price Yesterday

    Earlier this month, US-based InFocus Mobiles entered the Indian smartphone market with its InFocus M2 3G smartphone. Coming from a company more synonymous with LCD projectors, we were curious to know what kind of phone were they projecting at the Indian consumers. The InFocus M2 has a 4.2-inch display with...