India

  • AIFF launches academy certification programme 24-04-2014 05:39 PM

    The All India Football Federation on Thursday launched the 'AIFF Academy Certification', which aims to set a standard of youth development in the country through a certification model. The AIFF has developed a set of criteria on which the academies will be assessed and certified and they will be given...
  • The great social leveler: Our vote

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The Indian general elections, the largest elections in the world, are a festival in its own right. The 2014 elections, with its plethora of characters...

  • DGCA panel suggests steps to avoid flight diversion due to fog 24-04-2014 05:12 PM

    New Delhi: In a bid to check fog-related diversions from IGI Airport, a DGCA panel has recommended several steps like upgrading of neighbouring alternative airports, meteorological facilities and runway radar coverage. It has recommended that airports near Delhi like Jaipur, Lucknow and Amritsar, should be upgraded to Category-IIIB level of...
  • Sachin Tendulkar begins birthday by casting vote, wishes pour in 24-04-2014 04:54 PM

    Mumbai: The cricket fraternity on Thursday took to twitter to convey their wishes to the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who started his 41st birthday by casting his vote in the general elections here. "I have voted, have you? A wonderful start to my birthday, as a responsible citizen of our great...
  • Squash: ASF award for Saurav Ghosal, Indian team 24-04-2014 02:54 PM

    Chennai: The Asian Squash Federation on Thursday named Saurav Ghosal for the Dato Alex Lee Award after the Indian champion was adjudged Outstanding Asian Men's Player of the Year 2013. Ghosal's ranked No.1 in the Indian men's team at the World championships in 2013 and steered the team to the...
  • Watch: Sachin Tendulkar's fans wish him a happy 41st birthday from 41 countries 24-04-2014 01:57 PM

    Sachin Tendulkar's fans from 41 countries wish him on his 41st birthday via a beautiful video tribute. This is Sachin's first birthday post retirement in November last year and the fans reminded him how much he is being missed across the world. ...
  • India win 8 medals in USA Open Karate Championship 24-04-2014 01:33 PM

    New Delhi: India returned with a rich haul of eight medals, including two gold and six bronze, from the USA Open Karate Championship held at Las Vegas from April 18 to 21. More than 3000 players from 15 countries participated in the event and India was represented by an eight-member...
  • Relive Sachin Tendulkar's emotional farewell speech on his 41st birthday 24-04-2014 11:53 AM

    Vacations, wild life safaris, buying football and tennis teams and a return back to his IPL team Mumbai Indians' dugout kept India's most celebrated cricketer in the news since he hung his bat on November 16 last year. That day in 2013 ended a global two-week cricket festival that saw...
  • Happy Birthday Sachin: The perpetual legend turns 41 24-04-2014 08:24 AM

    Perhaps a flight back to the UAE next day, but no 6 a.m. training alarm, no restrictions on the glucometre. A dad will be at home to his kids' delight, a husband's presence warming the wife's heart and a son won't miss touching his mother's feet. Sachin Tendulkar, perhaps for...
  • India may witness poor monsoon this year: Met 23-04-2014 11:50 PM

    Pune: India may witness poor rainfall this monsoon season, scientists said on Wednesday. This has been linked to the El Nino, a weather phenomenon characterized by unusually warm ocean surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific. It has a significant impact on climate in many parts of the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 23-04-2014 10:31 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Pooja Dhanda bags bronze at Senior Asian Wrestling Championship 23-04-2014 09:28 PM

    India's woman grappler Pooja Dhanda bagged the bronze medal in the 58kg freestyle category on an otherwise disappointing day for the Indians at the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan on Wednesday. Pooja defeated Lilya Shakirova of Uzbekistan by 11-0 to earn a third-place finish. However, Rajneesh Kumar and...
  • Election Commision officials seize Rs 7 lakh of unaccounted cash ahead of LS polls 23-04-2014 03:22 PM

    A man was held in Pauri with unaccounted Rs 7 lakh in cash with authorities suspecting that the money was being taken to influence voters. Mohammad Saleem was held by a vigilance team of the Election Commission when he was found carrying Rs 7 lakh in a bag and did...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 22-04-2014 10:54 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Yuvraj Singh hates batting under pressure, says mother 22-04-2014 09:51 PM

    Sharjah: Shabnam Singh, mother of Yuvraj Singh, on Tuesday said her son hates to bat under pressure and relishes playing in a side which enjoys cricket and are relaxed. "He is very happy to be picked up for RCB because cricket is all about enjoying and that's what the Royal...
  • 'Partition was not solution, only led to India-Pakistan confrontation' 22-04-2014 06:13 PM

    Sonipat: Partition was not necessarily the best solution for India and Pakistan as it only led to confrontation between the two neighbours that led to wars with disastrous consequences for development and democracy. This was among the views expressed at a day-long India-Pakistan youth dialogue in Sonipat. Ishtiaq Ahmed, Professor...
  • IPL's snoopgate row? Further trouble for BCCI 22-04-2014 06:10 PM

    In what could be a potentially damaging development for the BCCI, it has now emerged that the Justice Mudgal panel probe into the IPL spot-fixing and betting case was being snooped upon. This shocking revelation, made by senior advocate Gopal Subramaniam appearing for the Mudgal panel in the Supreme Court...
  • 'India in Love' is about dichotomy nature of love in the country 22-04-2014 06:08 PM

    New Delhi: The time was just right for a book like this one, about love, sexuality and marriage in 21st century India. This is in the wake of Section 377 and other pre-conceived notions our country and society has about love, gender, sexuality and marriage. Ira Trivedi takes a close...
  • Zaheer Khan deserves 2015 World Cup parting shot: Javagal Srinath 22-04-2014 06:04 PM

    New Delhi: Backing Zaheer Khan's inclusion in India's squad for the 2015 World Cup, former India pacer Javagal Srinath on Tuesday said the left-armer is an "automatic choice" for the tournament and should be given a parting shot if the speedster shows the passion to play. "Zaheer is a top...
  • Wildlife activists demand action against ashram for violating Wildlife Protection Act 22-04-2014 12:51 PM

    Wildlife activists on Tuesday demanded action against an ashram in Gokul-Mahavan for keeping 400 blackbucks and an elephant captive in violation of the Wildlife Protection Act. On April 18, Naresh Kadyan, Representative of OIPA (International Organization for Animal Protection) in India, Master Trainer, AWBI (Animal Welfare Board of India) and...
  • IPL scandal: Petitioner objects to BCCI panel, SC turns to Mudgal Committee 22-04-2014 11:39 AM

    The BCCI on Tuesday proposed its new three-member probe panel to the Supreme Court to investigate into the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal, but after objection from petitioner Aditya Verma, the SC turned back to Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee asking it to respond by 2 p.m. if...
  • Indian Badminton League to be re-scheduled due to busy international calendar 21-04-2014 10:45 PM

    Taking into account the busy international schedule, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) is planning to hold the second edition of the Indian Badminton League early next year. The inaugural edition of the cash-rich tournament in August 2013 was a grand success with badminton lovers, the corporate world and even...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 21-04-2014 10:40 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • 'Mr India' is a classic example of special effects and emotions coming together perfectly: Arjun Kapoor 21-04-2014 02:44 PM

    Mumbai: Arjun Kapoor, who is working with his dad Boney Kapoor for the first time in 'Tevar', holds him in high regard for his vision and creativity. The young actor feels his father's decision to make sci-fi film 'Mr India' way back in 1987 proved that he's much ahead of...
  • Sindhu, Srikanth lead Indian charge at Asian Badminton Championship 21-04-2014 12:50 PM

    New Delhi: With ace shuttler Saina Nehwal giving the tournament a miss, PV Sindhu and national champion K Srikanth will spearhead the Indian challenge at the $200,000 Asian Badminton championship which gets underway at Gimcheon, Korea on Tuesday. Olympic bronze-medallist, Saina decided to take rest to focus on the Thomas...
  • Election Mania: What's at stake?

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    If you're sitting here in India, you can't be oblivious to the election mania. We are in the middle of the 9 phases, and it's...

  • Four PLFI members arrested in Palamu 20-04-2014 06:39 PM

    Four activists of a militant outfit 'People's Liberation Front of India' were arrested from Karimati village in Palamu district, police said on Sunday. All the four rebels, arrested on Saturday night, were associated with the organisation for the past six months, Deputy SP Ajay Kumar said. Seven other militants managed...
  • Force India remain in top-3 with double points finish in Shanghai 20-04-2014 05:47 PM

    Shanghai: Sahara Force India secured their third double points finish in four races after Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez came sixth and ninth in the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday. The Silverstone squad showed strong race pace on a two-stop strategy after struggling in a wet qualifying on...
  • Air India to raise bridge loan of $500 mn for buying 4 Dreamliners 20-04-2014 09:57 AM

    New Delhi: Expecting deliveries of five more Dreamliners between May and November, Air India plans to raise bridge loan of $500 million to finance the purchase of four of these aircraft and use them to launch flights to new destinations like Moscow, Rome and Milan. The national carrier, which has...