INDIA

  • Despite Congress's warning, Tharoor takes up PM Modi's Swachh Bharat challenge, to clean Thiruvananthapuram beach on Saturday 21 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: He may have been axed as the Congress spokesperson for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has decided to take up the PM's Clean India challenge. Tharoor tweeted on Friday saying that he will take part in the campaign at a beach in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. "Vizhinjam...
  • AIR launches 'WhatsApp' number for overseas audience 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a bid to stay connected with overseas audience, All India Radio (AIR) has launched a 'WhatsApp' number for its Urdu service. The new service was launched on the occasion of Diwali on October 23, a statement said. Listeners can send in their song request for 'Suraj Ke...
  • NIA files chargesheet in ISI spy case 2 hours 1 minutes ago

    Chennai: A preliminary charge sheet was filed by the National Investigation Agency in a court in a case of alleged attempts to spy for Pakistan's intelligence agency, ISI, and carry out sabotage activities in South India. The charge sheet was filed against Zahir Hussain, Siva Balan...
  • PM Narendra Modi likely to visit Fiji on November 19 2 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Fiji on November 19, a day after a bilateral meeting with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbot in Canberra. The Prime Minister is likely to travel from Australia, where he will be attending G-20 meeting, to Fiji on a day-long visit on...
  • Government announces 54 new BoPs, Rs 175 crore infrastructure package on China border 2 hours 14 minutes ago

    Greater Noida: Unfazed by China's objections to development of border areas, Government on Friday announced setting up of 54 new border outposts and a Rs 175 crore package for beefing up the infrastructure along the border in Arunachal Pradesh. The announcement was made by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh even...
  • Indian teacher honoured in Saudi Arabia 3 hours 17 minutes ago

    Jaddah: The Indian community in Saudi Arabia held a reception in Jeddah to honour a teacher who has received India's best teacher award. The Indian government had conferred the National Award for Best Teacher on Syed Hameed, principal of the International Indian School in Jubail, around 1,500 km from Jeddah. Hameed was...
  • Ask India of things that it can do: ex-NSA Stephen Hadley 3 hours 18 minutes ago

    Washington: Observing that the new Indian government gives the US a fresh opportunity to re-start the bilateral ties, an ex-NSA has cautioned the Obama Administration of not demanding things from Prime Minister Modi, which he can't deliver. "We have to understand that India has a transition. They have come from...
  • Suspending chef-de-mission was nation's insult: IOA secy Rajeev Mehta 3 hours 19 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Slamming AIBA's decision to not only hand provisional suspension to boxer Sarita Devi but also India's Asiad chef-de-mission Adille J. Sumariwalla, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta has said that the move is an insult to the nation. "Handing provisional suspension on chef-de-mission was an insult to...
  • Worried sponsors pile pressure on West Indies Cricket Board 3 hours 48 minutes ago

    Bridgetown: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), reeling from the fallout from the team's withdrawal from the tour of India, is facing fresh pressure from its worried commercial and broadcast partners. West Indies cricket was plunged into a major crisis after the tourists abandoned their series in India over a protracted...
  • India drop to 159 in FIFA rankings 3 hours 49 minutes ago

    Zurich: The Indian football team dropped one place to be ranked 159th in the latest FIFA rankings released on Friday. The Sunil Chhetri-led side got 119 points and went a place below as Liechtenstein gained 17 points to reach 155th position in the rankings which continue to be headed by World...
  • India asks UNSC to enforce resolutions on countering terrorism 3 hours 50 minutes ago

    United Nations: India has asked the UN Security Council to enforce its resolutions on countering terrorism "without exception" and include a "mandatory time-bound reporting" on compliance to stem the ever-widening spiral of violence. India's Ambassador to the UN Asoke Mukerji while speaking at an open debate on the "Working Methods...
  • India name 21-member hockey squad for Australia Test tour 7 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Sardar Singh will lead a 21-member Indian men's hockey squad for the four-match Test tour of Australia to be held in Perth from November 4 to 9. Post bagging the gold medal at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, the tour of Australia is being organised as part of...
  • Permanent solution on food security in WTO rules is must: India 7 hours 52 minutes ago

    United Nations: In a stern message, India has told the UN General Assembly that developing countries must have the freedom to use food reserves to feed the poor "without the threat of sanctions" and a permanent solution on food security with necessary changes in WTO rules is a must. "The issue...
  • Never wanted to abandon India tour: Marlon Samuels 8 hours 4 minutes ago

    Kingston: West Indies stroke-maker Marlon Samuels said he never wanted to be part of the one-day team's plan to abandon the tour of India, and revealed he stayed away from most of the players' meetings during the troubled tour. Samuels is the first player to speak out about the controversial decision...
  • Venkaiah Naidu picks up the broom to clean cyclone-hit Visakhapatnam 10 hours 8 minutes ago

    Visakhapatnam: Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat or Clean India campaign, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu picked up the broom in the cyclone-hit Visakhapatnam on Friday. Naidu and his team cleaned up the beaches in Visakhapatnam which saw heavy destruction due to cyclone Hudhud. "People should voluntarily join the mission,...
  • India need to rework strategy for World Cup defence 11 hours 13 minutes ago

    All those who believe that India's best suit in cricket are the shorter formats, may have been shell-shocked watching the World Champions lose the first of their five One-Day Internationals (ODI) against the West Indies, that too in their backyard. Before going into the match nothing suggested that India could be...
  • India celebrates Diwali with traditional fervour Yesterday

    New Delhi: Diwali, the festival of lights, was celebrated with traditional fervour across the country with people exchanging sweets and gifts with friends and relatives, decking up their houses with earthen diyas and tiny lights and illuminating the evening sky with fireworks. Children and youths burst crackers and lit sparklers...
  • Badminton: Srikanth, Kashyap, Saina rise in world rankings Yesterday

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest released Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings on Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal moved up one spot to the sixth. Srikanth is lying 16th while Kashyap is 21st in the rankings. Srikanth started...
  • When Dravid sent an email to Pietersen on how to play spin Yesterday

    Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen and India batting legend Rahul Dravid were team-mates for the Royal Challengers Bangalore during the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), and the Englishman in his recently launched autobiography 'KP', revealed that he sought Dravid's help on how to play spin and also...
  • Pakistan fires along international border as Modi tours Siachen, flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir Yesterday

    Srinagar: Pakistan on Thursday repeatedly violated the ceasefire along the international border on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew to Siachen Glacier to meet and greet the soldiers on the occasion of Diwali. "Pakistan Rangers resorted to small-arms firing at a few BoPs along IB in Ramgarh and Arnia...
  • No exchange of sweets between India, Pakistan at Attari border this Diwali Yesterday

    Amritsar: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday did not exchange sweets and greetings with their counterparts Pakistan Rangers on the occasion of Diwali. This is the second time within this month that the border guards of both the countries have not exchanged sweets during their festivals. Both sides broke the tradition...
  • 'Alok Nath cracker - won't burst, only gives ashirwad': 12 hilarious celebrity firecracker brands Indian Twitter users created for Diwali Yesterday

    There are innumerable campaigns to discourage people from buying firecrackers every year on Diwali. On social networking sites and in schools and colleges, students have taken a pledge to lighting diyas and candles instead of crackers this year.On Twitter, Indians users have come up with own celebrity firecracker brands. There...
  • Photo: Meet the Obama-Iyers: As Barack Obama wished everyone on Diwali, someone Photoshopped the Obama family in traditional Indian attire! Yesterday

    US President Barack Obama has in video message wished a Happy Diwali and "Saal Mubarak" to all those who celebrate the festival of lights saying it was a reminder that light will ultimately prevail.The internet was quick to Indianise the Obama family and almost converted them into the Obama-Iyer family....
  • Photos: 'Modi dhamaka!': From rockets to sparklers, firecrackers named after PM Narendra Modi take over the markets Yesterday

    Modi magic has taken over the firecracker market in Patna. Modi rocket, Modi chakri, Modi bomb, Modi phuljhari (sparklers) - firecrackers named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi are selling like hot cakes in Bihar ahead of Diwali as their demand is more than the ones named after former chief ministers...
  • AIBA suspends Indian boxer Sarita Devi Yesterday

    The International Boxing Association suspended Sarita Devi for her refusal to accept the Asian Games bronze medal. She will miss next month's World Championship. ...
  • Terry Walsh presents wishlist to Sports Authority of India Yesterday

    Indian coach Terry Walsh has not withdrawn his resignation and has listed a series of demands which he wants incorporated into a new contract. ...
  • Sports Minister instructs IOA to push for revoking ban on Sarita Devi Yesterday

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said that he has instructed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to take up L Sarita Devi's suspension at the international forum and push for withdrawing the ban imposed on the Indian woman boxer. "We have already instructed the Indian Olympic Association to take...
  • Musharraf attacks PM Modi, says he cannot dictate terms on peace process Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan President Pervez​ Musharraf on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he is anti-Pakistan and anti-Muslim, and that he cannot dictate terms to his country on the peace process. "Prime Minster Modi is your Prime Minister, not Pakistan's Prime Minister. We don't get any dictations from...
  • No question of India joining NPT as non-nuclear weapon state 2 days ago

    New York: India has made it clear that there is no question of it joining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as a non-nuclear weapon state while reaffirming its commitment to check further proliferation of atomic weapons. India also reiterated its stand of "no first use" of nuclear weapons and not...