INDIA

  • 'Come with cry, go with laugh!': 24 wacky Indian signboards that will make you giggle as they go from improper to hilarious 3 hours 0 minutes ago

    If you've grown up in India you've surely giggled every time you spotted a typo on a signboard. There are a few errors that can be ignored. And then there are the ones that change the meaning so significantly that these boards become outrageously funny. From 'Terrible Tailors' to 'multi-causing'...
  • Air India evaluating leasing fuel-efficient airplanes 3 hours 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Aiming at taking growing competition head-on, Air India is evaluating leasing fuel- efficient airplanes like Airbus A-320 neos for itself and Boeing 737 Max for its subsidiary Air India Express over the next three to six years. While the national carrier would be getting its 18th Boeing 787 Dreamliners...
  • What India need to win a Test series in Australia 3 hours 57 minutes ago

    On a television show recently, Mr. Sunil Gavaskar said, and I quote: "You need bowlers who can take 20 wickets for a period of 2-3 matches at a stretch. And I am afraid, India have always missed such a bunch of bowlers. If they can do this, only then they...
  • PM Modi appreciates Tharoor's joining Clean India campaign 14 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appreciated Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for actively participating in 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, saying his effort is "very encouraging". "A great effort by @ShashiTharoor! His active participation in Swachh Bharat Mission is very encouraging," Modi tweeted. He also re-tweeted the photographs showing Tharoor leading a...
  • Dwayne Bravo hits back, says Marlon Samuels an 'interested party' 17 hours 28 minutes ago

    Kingston: West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo has hit back at Marlon Samuels for claiming that he was not part of the ODI team's plan to abandon the troubled tour of India, saying that his team-mate was an "interested party" and spoke "vigorously" during the meetings he attended. Samuels had said that...
  • Duleep Trophy: Central Zone set up final against South 17 hours 31 minutes ago

    Mohali: Central Zone proceeded to the Duleep Trophy final with a first innings lead over North Zone as the four-day semi-final ended in a draw at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here Saturday. Central will now face South Zone, who defeated East Zone Friday, in the five-day final beginning Oct 29...
  • Swach Bharat has become a national campaign: Prakash Javadekar 21 hours 14 minutes ago

    Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said, "Swach Bharat has become a national campaign, a peoples' movement. It takes a good campaign to change the mindset of the people." ...
  • Boxer Sarita Devi remains hopeful of World Championships participation 21 hours 45 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Provisionally suspended she might be but Indian boxer L Sarita Devi has not given up hopes of participating in next month's World Championships, saying that she has written to the International Boxing Association (AIBA) presenting her case. Sarita, who was suspended for refusing to accept her Asian Games bronze...
  • Cuttack to host India-Sri Lanka ODI series opener on Nov 2 21 hours 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Cuttack will host the opening match of the hastily-arranged ODI series between India and Sri Lanka on November 2 after the West Indies' stunning pullout over a pay dispute. According to ESPNCricinfo, the schedule of the series has been released by Sri Lanka Cricket and Ranchi will host the...
  • ISL: Northeast United FC second on leaderboard after win in Mumbai 22 hours 16 minutes ago

    NorthEast United struck twice in the second half to stun Mumbai 2-0 in a match that saw the home side reduced to nine men. ...
  • Decision to abandon tour needs explanation: Daren Ganga 22 hours 35 minutes ago

    Port of Spain: Former West Indies skipper Daren Ganga maintains the controversy surrounding the national cricket side is primarily a players issue, and says the team's decision to pull out of the India tour needs to be fully explained. The one-day team quit their scheduled five-match tour last week after failing...
  • West Indies players retain legal counsel in pay dispute, Samuels opts out 22 hours 50 minutes ago

    Port of Spain: West Indies players, who controversially abandoned the tour of India last week, have retained legal counsel as they prepare to tackle the contentious Collective Bargaining Agreement signed by their union, West Indies Players' Association (WIPA), but batsman Marlon Samuels has opted not to pursue this course of...
  • Congress MP Shashi Tharoor takes up PM Modi's challenge, cleans beach in Thiruvananthapuram 23 hours 43 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor took up Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India challenge and was seen cleaning a beach in Thiruvananthapuram. Tharoor said, "If PMO India is sincere about Swachh Bharat, I have a project to clean up the Parvathy Puthenaar canal in Thiruvananthapuram which will need hundreds of...
  • MS Dhoni and Sahara buy Ranchi franchise of Hockey India League 23 hours 46 minutes ago

    India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sahara Adventure Sports Limited are co-owners of the new Ranchi franchise of the Hockey Indian League (HIL), Ranchi Rays, which was unveiled on Saturday. Ranchi Rhinos, the inaugural champions of HIL, were scrapped following distrust between owners (Patel-PS Group and Uniexcel Group) and Hockey...
  • PM Narendra Modi praises media, says writing about Clean India drive is service to nation 23 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met journalists for the first time after assuming the office at the BJP headquarters in the national capital. Modi praised the media for their coverage and reporting on Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan'. Modi said, "You have turned your pen into a broom from my...
  • India asks UN departments to highlight peacekeeping success stories Yesterday

    United Nations: India, the single largest troop contributor to UN peacekeeping operations, has asked the UN's public information department and the peacekeeping office to collaborate in highlighting peacekeeping success stories and providing accurate and impartial information about activities of the peacekeepers in strife-torn lands. Participating in a UN General Assembly session...
  • 'Who made the rules that rotis have to be round?': 13 struggles only people who cannot cook at all understand Yesterday

    'How much salt it too much?' 'Why do we need all these masalas anyway?' You know you cannot cook to save your life if these questions have often bothered you every time you enter the kitchen. Mothers make the best food in the world but you haven't tried to find...
  • Dhoni doing a good job but my favourite captain is Ganguly: Yuvraj Singh Yesterday

    Out of form and striving for a comeback to India's ODI set-up, Yuvraj Singh says he 'flourished' the most under Sourav Ganguly who is also his favourite among the captain's he played under. Talking to The Indian Express at the Idea Exchange event, Yuvraj touched subjects on and off the field,...
  • Shashi Tharoor dares Congress, to take up PM Modi's Clean India challenge today Yesterday

    Thiruvananthapuram: This is a further boost to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat campaign but the move could spell trouble for Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. The Congress leader has decided to take up the PM's Clean India challenge and will take part in the campaign at a beach in...
  • PMK accuses All India Radio of imposing Hindi in sourthern states Yesterday

    Chennai: National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ally Paattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) has on Friday slammed All India Radio's new four hour slot of Hindi programming in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. In a statement, PMK chief Ramadoss said that the Centre should cancel the programming. PMK accused All India Radio of imposing Hindi on...
  • English experience to help Indians in Australia tour: VVS Laxman Yesterday

    Kolkata: VVS Laxman on Friday said that the English experience would help the cricketers do well in the gruelling Australia tour that precedes the World Cup. "I'm sure we'll do well in Australia. The reason I believe this because they have got the talent and the potential. You have seen that...
  • Parupalli Kashyap loses in French Open badminton quarters Yesterday

    Paris: Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap's surge was halted by fifth-seeded Chinese shuttler Zhengming Wang in the French Open Super Series quarter-finals, here on Friday. Kashyap, who had upset World No.4 Kenichi Tago of Japan, worked hard against Wang but finally went down 21-15, 13-21, 21-13 in one hour and...
  • Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to visit India Yesterday

    New Delhi: Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will be on a two-day visit to India next week, the external affairs ministry said on Friday. "Prime Minister of Vietnam will be on a state visit to India from October 27-28," external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said on Friday. The spokesperson added...
  • UN day to look at roadmap for future: Narendra Modi Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the United Nations on the occasion of UN Day, the day in 1945 when the Charter of the United Nations was brought into force, and said it was also a day to "look at a roadmap for the future". In tweets, the...
  • Pakistan sends Diwali sweets to President, PM Yesterday

    New Delhi: Despite the bitterness in Indo-Pak ties, Pakistan has sent 'Diwali sweets' to President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The sweets, by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit and his wife, were also sent to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. According to sources, Basit sent the boxes to...
  • India's warning on pro-Pakistan group's rally on Kashmir in London Yesterday

    New Delhi: Two days ahead of a planned rally in London by a pro-Pakistan group on Kashmir issue, India on Friday warned that forces inimical to Indo-UK relations may utilise such opportunity in open societies. However, it appreciated Britain's stand that the Kashmir issue was to be resolved only by...
  • Despite Congress's warning, Tharoor takes up PM Modi's Swachh Bharat challenge, to clean Thiruvananthapuram beach on Saturday Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...