India

  • Employment rises by 34 per cent to 12.7 crore in 8 years till 2013 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The number of employed persons in the country grew by 34.35 per cent to 12.77 crore in eight years till 2013, according to the Sixth Economic Census. Employment in urban parts increased by 37.46 per cent to 6.14 crore in 2013, whereas in rural...
  • CWG 2014: India win one more medal after Nigerian lifter fails dope test 2 hours 19 minutes ago

    Glasgow: India got one more medal in women's 53kg weightlifting after Swati Singh was handed the bronze while Matsha Santoshi was upgraded to silver after 16-year-old Nigerian gold winner Chika Amalaha tested positive for a banned substance in the Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday. Santoshi had finished third and Swati fourth...
  • CWG 2014 Live, Day 7: India in line for four more wrestling gold medals 22 minutes ago

    (Scroll down for Live updates) Day 6 Round-up: Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar spearheaded a sparkling show as Indian grapplers dominated the wrestling arena with three gold medals after the shooters ended their campaign on a rousing note with five more podium finishes on sixth day of competition. Indian shooters continued...
  • CWG 2014: Sushil Kumar delighted after winning wrestling gold 5 hours 56 minutes ago

    Sushil Kumar on Tuesday won the gold medal after defeating Qamar Abbas of Pakistan in a freestyle 74kg gold medal wrestling match at the Commonwealth Games. ...
  • It's frustrating to miss England series: Zaheer 7 hours 40 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Veteran pacer Zaheer Khan on Tuesday said it was disappointing to miss the England series due to the injury as he had undergone rigorous training sessions to be part of the squad. "I am missing playing cricket. I was preparing for English tour for a long time and that was...
  • US's John Kerry leaves for India for a 3-day visit 8 hours 7 minutes ago

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry, heading a high-powered delegation, on Wednesday left for India to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi during his three-day official visit. State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki, who is accompanying Kerry on his trip, said...
  • Ishant's absence has hurt Team India in this Test: Agarkar 8 hours 19 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar on Tuesday said missing out on Ishant Sharma's services in the ongoing third Test at Southampton has hurt the team in the ongoing match. "Obviously, you want a form player to play throughout. You don't want the guy to miss out on any cricket when...
  • I was disappointed with the manner I got out, says Ajinkya Rahane 8 hours 18 minutes ago

    Southampton: Talented batsman Ajinkya Rahane expressed his disappointment in the manner he got out playing a poor shot off a rank longhop bowled by part-time offspinner Moeen Ali on the third day of the third Test against England. "I was really disappointed in the manner I got out. I was concentrating...
  • Stuart Broad proud to join exclusive club 9 hours 16 minutes ago

    Stuart Broad says he's elated to have joined some of his cricket 'heroes' as he and England new-ball partner James Anderson became only the third pace pair to take a combined 500 Test wickets. Broad finished the third day of the third Test against India at Southampton with 3 for...
  • CWG 2014: Indian weightlifter Chandrakant Mali gets bronze 14 hours 41 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Weightlifter Chandrakant Mali won the bronze medal in the men's 94kg category bringing home the 10th medal for India in the day at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. The gold went to Papua New Guinea's Steven Kukuna Kari with a total lift of 349kg while Cameroon-born Simplice Ribouem of Australia...
  • CWG 2014: Indian wrestler Rajeev Tomar settles for silver 15 hours 40 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian wrestler Rajeev Tomar lost the men's 125kg freestyle final match to Canada's Korey Jarvis and settled for the silver medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) on Tuesday. In a close contest, Tomar lost 0-3 to Jarvis. It was the only relative disappointment...
  • Hectic parleys on to find a solution to WTO impasse 18 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With the deadline to ratify the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement nearing, hectic parleys are on in Geneva to resolve issues between developed countries and emerging economies, including India. In the WTO general council meeting last week, India had made it clear that it would not ratify the trade facilitation...
  • UCIL chairman gets IIT Kharagpur distinguished alumnus award 18 hours 5 minutes ago

    Chairman and Managing Director of public sector unit Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL), Diwakar Acharya, was conferred IIT Kharagpur 'Distinguished Alumni Award' by Bharat Ratna awardee and world famous scientist Dr CNR Rao during the institute's Golden Jubilee Celebrations and 60th convocation. He was awarded this distinction for his outstanding...
  • 3rd Test: England in control as India fight to save follow-on 17 hours 22 minutes ago

    Indian batsmen failed to convert good starts into big innings as England took control of the third Test on day three, reducing India to 323 for 8 and in danger of following on after England's 569 for 7 declared. Murali Vijay (35), Cheteshwar Pujara (24), Virat Kohli (39) and Ajinkya Rahane...
  • CWG 2014: India's woman wrestler Vinesh Phogat bags gold 18 hours 55 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Indian teenager Vinesh Phogat clinched the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal in the women's freestyle 48kg wrestling competition with a thrilling win over England's Yana Rattigan on Tuesday. Vinesh won 11-8 against Yana in a close contest in the final. It was the second gold medal for India from wrestling...
  • Process of judges' appointment should be transparent: Justice Katju 19 hours 0 minutes ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju on said the present collegium a total failure as there was no mention of collegium system in the Constitution of India. "This system was artificially created by some judges. The process of...
  • Breaking protocol, Nepal PM to personally receive Modi 19 hours 3 minutes ago

    Breaking protocol, Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala will personally receive his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi when he lands in Kathmandu on August 3 on a two-day visit. A special welcome ceremony will be organised at the Tribhuvan International Airport. There will be a guard of honour for Modi, who will be...
  • CWG 2014: India go down fighting 2-4 against Australia in hockey 19 hours 23 minutes ago

    Glasgow: India put up a valiant fight before going down 2-4 against world champions and title holders Australia in their third group match of the men's Hockey competition at the 20th Commonwealth Games, here on Tuesday. Living upto their reputation, Australia build on a two-goal burst in the space of two...
  • CWG 2014: India complete golden hat-trick on the wrestling mat 16 hours 48 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar spearheaded a sparkling show as Indian grapplers dominated the wrestling arena with three gold medals after the shooters ended their campaign on a rousing note with five more podium finishes on sixth day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. Sushil expectedly bagged...
  • CWG 2014: Indian athletes in Glasgow yet to get their daily allowance 20 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A sizeable chunk of Indian athletes are yet to get their full quota of daily allowance a week into the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Most of the 215 strong Indian contingent have spent more than 10 days without the full allowance which has been increased to USD 50 (INR 3000...
  • CWG 2014: Manavjit Singh Sandhu wins bronze in trap event 21 hours 32 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Manavjit Singh Sandhu bagged a bronze medal in the men's trap event to take India's medal tally in shooting to 13 in the Commonwealth Games here on Tuesday. Manavjit finished third in the semi-finals after hitting 13 of the maximum 15 targets. He then beat renowned shooter Michael Diamond of...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women's hockey team eyeing win against South Africa for semis berth 21 hours 39 minutes ago

    Glasgow: The Indian women's hockey team will be eyeing for a semi-final berth with a win over a formidable South African outfit in the Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday. With three goals each by Jaspreet Kaur, Deepika and Rani, the Indian team will be looking at continuing their onslaught to book...
  • No fracture for Ian Bell after thumb blow against India 22 hours 9 minutes ago

    There was relief for England after senior batsman Ian Bell was found not to have suffered a fractured thumb while fielding against India in the ongoing third Test at Southampton on Tuesday. Early in the day's play, India's Murali Vijay edged James Anderson just short of Bell at second slip, the...
  • CWG 2014: India's Harpreet Singh shoots silver in men's 25m rapid fire pistol 22 hours 21 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Shooter Harpreet Singh survived two rounds of nerve-wrecking shoot-off and brushed aside a penalty point docked on him to claim silver in the men's 25m rapid fire pistol event of the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. 33-year-old Harpreet from Haryana saved India from disaster by bagging the silver after Olympic silver...
  • John Kerry to arrive on Wednesday for talks with new Indian government on key issues 22 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Seeking to seize "transformative moment" in ties with India, US Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive on Wednesday for talks on key issues with the new leadership. Kerry's visit two months ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to Washington in September end is aimed at instilling some...
  • Sushma Swaraj directs deployment of more staff for exit of Indians from Libya Yesterday

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday directed deployment of additional staff to enable smooth facilitation of return of Indian nationals from strife -torn Libya, a day after the government advised its nationals to leave that country and not to travel there. The minister, who reviewed the security situation...
  • CWG 2014: Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar fails to enter men's 25m rapid fire pistol finals 23 hours 33 minutes ago

    Glasgow: In a major set back, India's Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar failed to qualify for the men's 25-metre rapid fire pistol finals but Harpreet Singh made up for the disappointment by entering the summit clash at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. Out of the six who qualified from Stage 2,...