INDIA

  • Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad don't have Kohli's class: Mudassar Nazar 1 hour 18 minutes ago

    Perth: Pakistan cricket fraternity might rate Umar Akmal very highly but none among country's current batsmen can be "even distantly compared" with India's premier batsman Virat Kohli, feels former Pakistan all-rounder Mudassar Nazar. "Look there is a vast difference in pedigree of Virat and Akmal. Both Akmal and Ahmed Shahzad played...
  • World Cup: De Villiers, Tahir script South Africa's West Indies heist 2 hours 1 minutes ago

    Sydney: West Indies came into this match on the back of Chris Gayle's 215-run blitz against Zimbabwe. South Africa's World Cup credentials had been questioned after India brushed them aside in Melbourne. When the two met at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday (February 27), AB de Villiers stroked his...
  • Focus is firmly on the present: Dinesh Karthik 2 hours 5 minutes ago

    At one point in his career, Dinesh Karthik was India's replacement man. He was a bit like the emergency button installed in elevators - pressed into service when there's a snag - always on SOS. Injuries to openers or middle-order batsmen, and Karthik was the first to be summoned. It was...
  • World Cup: Keeping calm under pressure is key to success, says Dhawan 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Perth: Attributing his brilliant World Cup form to a calm mind and hard work, Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan today said he managed to come out of a lean patch by sticking to his strong work ethic. Dhawan scored 77 and 137 against Pakistan and South Africa respectively, after poor run of...
  • World Cup 2015: Clarke returns for Australia's test against New Zealand 3 hours 17 minutes ago

    Auckland: In the lead-up to the 2015 World Cup, vast amounts of column inches previewed each time, talking heads congregated in television studios and Facebook timelines competed with Twitter feeds. A hysteria built slowly, where each team was dissected, each player forensically examined. One recurring question came up: would the...
  • There's less bureaucracy since the Modi government took office: Frank Kendall 4 hours 3 minutes ago

    "Ever since the Modi government has come, there has been a review of procurement policies and that is positive. Overall, there's less bureaucracy now than before," said US Under Secretary of Defence Frank Kendall a few hours before the Union Budget. ...
  • Ashamed that John Kerry had to point out about pollution in Delhi: CSE Director 4 hours 13 minutes ago

    Pollution in Delhi is thriving at an unacceptable level. A recent study claimed that each person loses an average of 3.2 years in life expectancy because of the toxins we breathe. "The government needs to monitor the air we breathe," said Sunita Narain, Director, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). ...
  • World Cup: We will treat India match like any other game, says UAE captain 4 hours 51 minutes ago

    Perth: Refusing to be intimidated by the star-studded Indian cricket team, United Arab Emirates skipper Mohammad Tauqir said his side will treat the World Cup clash against the defending champions as "just another game". "We know they are big stars, but we will take this game like the last previous two...
  • India not to cut multi-billion dollar food handout programme: Source 7 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India will not scale down its multi-billion dollar food welfare programme that promises ultra-cheap rice and wheat to most of its people despite a high-level recommendation, a top government source said on Wednesday. A panel set up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month urged the government to lower...
  • Anil Kumble turns the clock back on his Australia diaries 7 hours 21 minutes ago

    "Australia has always been very special because performing here is a test for every cricketer," said India's spin legend, who has been inducted into ICC's Hall of Fame. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Injured Mohammed Shami out of UAE game 7 hours 30 minutes ago

    Star of India's back-to-back wins against Pakistan and South Africa, Mohammed Shami has been ruled of India's third match of the ICC World Cup 2015 due to a knee injury. "Mohammed Shami has got mild left knee problem and had ultrasound guided-injection yesterday [Thursday] for his long-term management perspective. He won't...
  • Pakistan army chief warns India ahead of Jaishankar's visit 7 hours 46 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful army chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday warned India of a "befitting response" to alleged provocation along the Line of Control (LoC), just days before the arrival of Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar. "Repeated Indian ceasefire violations on the Working Boundary and the LoC in recent past was...
  • World Cup Exclusive: India shouldn't let intensity drop against UAE 8 hours 48 minutes ago

    (Former India wicketkeeper and selector Kiran More, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) After winning two matches of the World Cup against top teams back to back, India...
  • Shocked to see those who want to force their religion, India unique as it accepts diversity: RSS chief 8 hours 53 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Stating that accepting diversity has been a unique quality of Indians, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said, "We came to know that 'puja' (worship) is so important during the Islamic invasion of India. We never thought puja is important. We realised it is important during the invasion of...
  • ICC World Cup: Mohammed Shami turning out to be India's man Friday 10 hours 7 minutes ago

    Perth: In his first interaction with the media as an Indian Test player, one of his first acts was to clarify his name - 'They call me Mohammed Shami Ahmed, sometimes Shami Ahmed, but my name actually is Mohammed Shami', the young man had said, haltingly, in November 2013. Today,...
  • Pakistan will go on providing safe havens to LeT: US official 10 hours 11 minutes ago

    Washington: Pakistan will continue to provide safe havens to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), an internationally-banned terrorist group, thus remaining a major irritant in ties with India, a top American spy master said on Thursday. "Pakistan's provision of safe haven to Lashkar-e-Toiba will probably continue to be a key irritant in relations with India,"...
  • Delhi will be the new world capital of pollution, 66 crore Indians will die 3 years younger: Report 10 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Pollution in Delhi is thriving at an unacceptable level. A recent study claimed that more than half of India's population lives in places with such polluted air that each person loses an average of 3.2 years in life expectancy because of the toxins we breathe. According to the World...
  • PM Modi's decisive leadership to bring India, US closer: America 10 hours 25 minutes ago

    Washington: Praising the decisive leadership style of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on both the domestic and foreign policy fronts, a top American spy official told lawmakers here that India under Modi would work more closely with the US on security, terrorism and economic issues, despite maintaining an independent foreign policy. "Prime...
  • WHO lauds India for anti-smoking mechanisms 10 hours 28 minutes ago

    Geneva: The World Health Organisation lauded India's tobacco control mechanisms, calling the country a "champion" for curbing "tobacco marketing in films". "India is a champion from the point of view in controlling tobacco marketing in films. You even have the case of Woody Allen who did not want his film released...
  • World Cup 2015: Lots of laughter and tomfoolery at training session for India 19 hours 40 minutes ago

    Players turned up for practice session without their kit bags as India focus on fielding at WACA, Perth on Wednesday. ...
  • Virat Kohli may get close to 50 ODI centuries: Sourav Ganguly 20 hours 4 minutes ago

    Kolkata: India's premier batsman Virat Kohli may get close to breaking Sachin Tendulkar's 49 ODI centuries record but the batting maestro's 100 International centuries milestone would stay safe forever, feels former India captain Sourav Ganguly. "Virat Kohli I think will get close to him one-day cricket. He has reached 22 centuries,...
  • World Cup: Bereaved Duncan Fletcher flies back to SA, to miss UAE game 21 hours 22 minutes ago

    Perth: Indian cricket team's chief coach Duncan Fletcher on Thursday left for his home in South Africa following the death of his father-in-law and is set to miss team's next World Cup game against UAE on Saturday. "Duncan today left for Cape Town after receiving the news of the death of...
  • Badminton: Ashwini Ponnappa-Vladimir Ivanov knocked out of German Open 22 hours 1 minutes ago

    Germany: Indian badminton player Ashwini Ponnappa, partnering Russian Vladimir Ivanov, was knocked out of the mixed doubles pre quarter-finals at the $120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold on Thursday. The Indo-Russian pair lost to English third seeds Chris and Gabrielle Adcock 19-21, 15-21 in 37 minutes at the RWE-Sporthalle. The English pair...
  • Ranji Trophy: Karnataka in control against Mumbai in semis 23 hours 39 minutes ago

    Half-centuries from Abhimanyu Mithun and R Samarth helped Karnataka end the second day of their Ranji Trophy 2014-15 semifinal against Mumbai in a virtually impregnable position at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. On Thursday (February 26), Karnataka set their opponents a massive 445-run target for a place in the...
  • Rail Budget to improve passenger amenities: Labour Minister 23 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Hailing the Rail Budget as "progressive and well thought out", Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya on Thursday said it would improve amenities and infrastructure without burning a hole in passgengers' pockets. "This is a progressive and well thought out Rail Budget, without increasing the passenger fare. Moreover, there is an...
  • Ranji Trophy: Ton-up Dinesh Karthik takes Tamil Nadu ahead in semis 23 hours 59 minutes ago

    Over the last few seasons, the Eden Gardens in Kolkata has gained the reputation of being a seamer-friendly surface, at least as far as domestic cricket is concerned. Not under-prepared, not overly green, yet enough to keep the faster men interested. The start time - 30 minutes earlier than in...
  • World Cup: South Africa need to do better against West Indies, says AB de Villiers Yesterday

    Usually, it's in the latter stages of a global tournament that South Africa are subjected to C-word jibes. At the 2015 World Cup, it's taken just two matches - an unconvincing win against Zimbabwe, followed by a 130-run thrashing at the hands of India. "They've got their choke in early,"...
  • India bans ISIS under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act Yesterday

    New Delhi: Dreaded terror group ISIS and all its affiliate organisations, responsible for series of savage attacks and killings in Iraq and Syria, have been banned in India under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Recruitment of youths to the outfit from India and their radicalisation is a matter of serious concern...
  • World Cup: India focus on fielding before UAE clash Yesterday

    Team India had lots of laughter and tomfoolery during the training session at WACA, Perth. ...