India

  • CWG 2014: Indian men thrash SA 5-2 to set up semi-final date with NZ 1 hour 48 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 3 hours 41 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 2 hours 49 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 5 hours 34 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? 6 hours 35 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 2 hours 46 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 7 hours 2 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 2 hours 0 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 7 hours 29 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 7 hours 50 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 7 hours 51 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 4 hours 46 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 8 hours 34 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 8 hours 44 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 8 hours 52 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 9 hours 6 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 9 hours 21 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 9 hours 23 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 9 hours 25 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 10 hours 2 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 11 hours 10 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 6 hours 47 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 11 hours 26 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 12 hours 8 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 11 hours 2 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...
  • Tiwary's five-for sets up India-Australia final in quadragular cup 12 hours 22 minutes ago

    Darwin: Manoj Tiwary picked up his maiden five-wicket haul in List A cricket with his part-time leg-breaks as India A thrashed Australia A by five wickets in a quadrangular tournament one-dayer here on Thursday. Australia's middle-order crumbled as Tiwary took a career-best 5 for 34 to bundle out the hosts for...
  • CWG 2014: India hockey captain Sardar Singh reprimanded for conduct 13 hours 19 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian men's hockey captain Sardar Singh was officially reprimanded for inappropriate physical conduct against an opposition player during his side's group match against Australia here. The incident happened on Tuesday when Eddie Ockenden was hit on the face. India lost the match 2-4. After video evidence was played, the appeal jury...
  • Heavy rainfall expected in Pune in the next 48 hours 13 hours 19 minutes ago

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, The India Meteorological Department Director AK Bansal said that heavy rainfall is expected in Pune for the next 48 hours. Only after this time span, will the intensity of rainfall go down. ...
  • John Kerry meets Defence Minister Arun Jaitley 15 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry who is in Delhi on a three-day visit met Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday morning. Prior to his meeting with Jaitley, Kerry called on National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. He is scheduled to co-chair the Indo-US Strategic Dialogue...