India

  • Ice bucket challenge comes to India: Hansika Motwani becomes one of the first Indian celebrities to take on the challenge; nominates 'all her fans' 57 minutes ago

    One of the first film actors to take the ALS ice bucket challenge, the 23-year-old actress dumped a bucket of ice water on herself last night and uploaded a video on her official Twitter page."Thank you to everyone for challenging me to do the #icebucketchallenge to raise awareness for ALS....
  • No need to remove MS Dhoni as India captain, says BCCI 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    Mumbai: With the World Cup only six months away, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) doesn't intend to sack India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose leadership has now been put under lens by critics. On a day when the BCCI cracked the whip in the aftermath of the...
  • Separatists continue meetings with Pakistan envoy, say Modi shouldn't have called off talks 2 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: It is back to square one for India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue. If it comes down to a contest of wills, neither India nor Pakistan is blinking yet. Pakistan's High Commissioner Abdul Basit continued to meet Kashmiri separatist leaders despite the Narendra Modi government's opposition and cancellation...
  • US in touch with India, Pakistan over resumption of talks 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Washington: The US, through its embassies in New Delhi and Islamabad, is engaging with the Indian and Pakistani governments on bilateral talks, which the Narendra Modi Government called off while objecting to Pakistan consulting Kashmiri separatists ahead of the meeting. "We are engaging with the governments of both India and Pakistan...
  • Thiruvananthapuram: AI Express flight returns after technical snag 10 hours 36 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: An Air India Express flight to Dubai with 186 passengers on board returned to the airport here tonight after engine trouble was detected, airport sources said. All passengers and crew are safe, they said. They said the aircraft was scheduled to take off at 1630 hrs but left only at...
  • Narinder Batra files RTI against top officials of SAI, Sports Ministry 10 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After a national hockey camp was not cleared by the government, Hockey India's secretary general Narinder Batra on Tuesday filed an RTI against Ajit Sharan, secretary, ministry of sports, and SAI director general Jiji Thomson. The national junior women's hockey camp that was slated to start in Bhopal today...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 11 hours 37 minutes ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Toilet construction not enough, need a cultural revolution: Jairam Ramesh 11 hours 41 minutes ago

    Former Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has come out in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India' initiative and backed his boost for a toilet revolution in the country. ...
  • Modi vs Nawaz: Are Indo-Pak talks meaningless? 12 hours 16 minutes ago

    India on Monday called off its Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan, sending a strong message to the country after its envoy held an hour-long meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi despite a warning by India against it. ...
  • Despite cancellation of talks, Pak High Commissioner meets J&K separatists 12 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Unfazed by India's decision to call off Foreign Secretary-level talks, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Tuesday went ahead with his talks with moderate and hardline Kashmiri separatist leaders including Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Syed Ali Shah Geelani. After their meetings with the envoy, the separatist leaders attacked Prime...
  • News 360: Molestation survivor harassed by Mumbai Police 12 hours 33 minutes ago

    In yet another case of insensitivity by the police, a young woman had to undergo a harrowing ordeal when she went to file her complaint for molestation by goons in Mumbai. ...
  • Duncan Fletcher cannot be blamed for India's poor show: Alec Stewart 12 hours 59 minutes ago

    Former England captain Alec Stewart batted for under-fire Indian coach Duncan Fletcher, saying the Zimbabwean cannot be held responsible for India's pathetic show in England since a coach can only guide and execution on the field was players' job. Stewart's comments came after Ravi Shastri was appointed the Director of Indian...
  • Gavaskar backs Dhoni, gives thumbs up to Shastri move 13 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has not only backed under-fire skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni but also gave a thumbs up to BCCI's new move of appointing Ravi Shastri as the Team Director. "He has led from the front. He has batted at difficult positions. He has set an example....
  • Mudgal committee members England-bound to quiz cricketers 13 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court-appointed IPL probe committee members, headed by Retd Justice Mukul Mudgal, is likely to leave for England within a few days to talk to a few members of the Indian cricket team regarding betting and spot-fixing scandal during IPL 6. Deputy DG of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)...
  • BCCI sidelines Duncan Fletcher after England debacle 13 hours 51 minutes ago

    MS Dhoni and Fletcher remain in place, but only time will tell if the appointment of Ravi Shastri as director of cricket is a temporary measure or a sign of deeper changes ahead in the Indian cricket. ...
  • Performance depends on captain and players: Kirmani 14 hours 27 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Former wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani on Tuesday welcomed Ravi Shastri's appointment as Team India Director but said the ultimate responsibility of team's performance lies with the captain and his players. "It is a very welcome change to start with - Let A, B, C or D be the incharge of cricket...
  • Struggling Cheteshwar Pujara gets BCCI nod to play county cricket 14 hours 27 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Cheteshwar Pujara, who was among the top-order batsmen who failed to click in the five-Test series against England that India lost 1-3, has sought permission to play in the remainder of the English county season and will be allowed to do so by the Board. "Pujara is not part of...
  • Sri Lankan President puts Pakistan visit on hold 17 hours 9 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa who was due to visit Pakistan later this month may delay his travel plans because of political unrest in Islamabad, officials said on Tuesday. The Sri Lankan government had not officially announced dates for the visit but developments in the Pakistani capital which is currently...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli drop in Test rankings 17 hours 35 minutes ago

    Dubai: Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's dismal performances in the recently concluded five-match Test series against England saw them dropping down in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen, following their side's 1-3 series defeat. While Pujara dropped four places to 16th, Kohli slid a further five...
  • Duncan Fletcher is free to quit, says BCCI official 14 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With Ravi Shastri being appointed as the Director of the Indian cricket team, the days of current chief coach Duncan Fletcher seems to be numbered as there is a question mark about his presence during the upcoming home series against the West Indies. "Duncan has no powers left whatsoever....
  • India using military force to crush our basic rights: Geelani 18 hours 21 minutes ago

    India on Monday called off its Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan, sending a strong message to the country after its envoy held an hour-long meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi despite a warning by India against it. Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani said, "India and Pakistan are not...
  • RSS stands by Bhagwat's 'India a Hindu nation' remark 18 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The RSS spokesman and its senior functionary Manmohan Vaidya on Monday defended Sangh chief Mohanrao Bhagwat's statement on India's Hindu origin. Explaining the RSS stand, Vaidya said, "Bharat and Hindutva are akin to the flow of the Ganga which assimilates Yamuna and many other rivers and yet maintains its...
  • India slip one place to fifth spot in ICC Test rankings 18 hours 14 minutes ago

    Dubai: India have slipped one place to be fifth in the ICC Test team rankings after their 1-3 demolition at the hands of England in the recently-concluded five-match series. India conceded six ratings points after they touched a new low by succumbing to their heaviest Test defeat (an innings and 244...
  • Geelani meets Pakistan envoy amidst protests outside embassy 18 hours 44 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Police officials on Tuesday tightened the security at Pakistan High Commission as some protesters were seen protesting against Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani ahead of the separatist leaser's meeting with the Pakistan envoy. Delhi Police detained some protesters as the they attempted to break the security barricades. Geelani is...
  • Heavy rains wreak havoc in north India, 48 people dead so far 18 hours 48 minutes ago

    Heavy rains in Uttarakhand and Nepal have led to an increase in water levels in several rivers of Uttar Pradesh. 48 people have died in the state due to the flooding. The floods have affected nearly 1,500 villages in nine districts of UP. ...
  • Industrialisation in Bengal: Government pats its back, India Inc unsatisfied 18 hours 48 minutes ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is just days away from making her maiden and much-hyped foreign trip to Singapore to attract investments to her state. Her trip comes just days after a war of words ensued between industrialist Ratan Tata and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) over economic development...
  • NorthEast United appoint Ricki Herbert as manager for ISL 19 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former New Zealand men's team coach Ricki Herbert was appointed at the manager of the NorthEast United Football Club on Tuesday for the inaugural edition of Indian Super League (ISL). Ricki managed New Zealand for eight years from 2005-2013. He also represented the New Zealand at the 1982 World Cup. Ricki,...
  • Team India will be re-energised under Ravi Shastri: BCCI secretary Patel 19 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel on Tuesday said that the Indian team will be re-energised under Ravi Shastri, who has been appointed as the Team Director for the ODI series against England. "We are quite sure that the boys will be re-energised under the guidance of Shastri. His on-the-field and...
  • Delhi Dynamos sign tallest goalkeeper 20 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Dynamos on Tuesday signed towering Belgian goalkeeper Kristof Van Hout for the inaugural season of the Indian Super League (ISL) that would be held October-December. An accomplished goalkeeper, Van Hout played for Belgian powerhouse Racing Genk last season. At 6 ft 10 inches, he also has the distinction...
  • Photos: On World Photography Day, you need to see these 25 mesmerising photos of India that sum up what our glorious country is all about 20 hours 39 minutes ago

    The World Photography Day is celebrated every year on 19th August to mark the special day to honour those artists who make a picture say a thousand words. The reason why 19th August was chosen to celebrate the day was the French government's decision to allow the daguerreotype process to...