India

  • RSS's Hindutva claim a challenge to secular India: CPM 7 hours 4 minutes ago

    Chennai: The claim of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat that India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva its identity is a "challenge" to the concept of secular India, CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat said on Wednesday. "RSS head Mohan Bhagwat has repeated his claim time and again. It is a basic...
  • BJP veteran hails Centre's decision to call off talks with Pak 7 hours 44 minutes ago

    BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi hailed the government's decision to call off Foreign Secretary level talks with Pakistan after the latter's envoy held meetings with Kashmiri separatists. ...
  • 5 arrivals in India found to have contact history with Ebola cases 8 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Five persons out of a total of 145 passengers who arrived at various airports in India from Ebola virus-affected countries in the last 24 hours were found to have contact history with positive cases of the disease, the health ministry said. The details of the said five passengers have...
  • Fletcher, Dawes oversee India's net session before ODI series 9 hours 0 minutes ago

    London: Two days ahead of their practice game versus Middlesex at the Lord's, Team India regrouped with a net-session with under-fire coach Duncan Fletcher and bowling coach Joe Dawes overseeing proceedings ahead of the five-match ODI series starting August 25. Interestingly, Dawes has been rested for the ODIs after India's 3-1...
  • News 360: Irom Sharmila freed, says her fast against AFSPA will continue 9 hours 26 minutes ago

    Irom Sharmila has been released from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science of Imphal on Wednesday evening. A Manipur Court on Tuesday had ordered Sharmila's release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court had said that she should be released immediately. ...
  • Vikas Gowda, Tintu Luka in India's athletics team for Asian Games 9 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Strong medal prospects Arpinder Singh, Vikas Gowda and Tintu Luka were on Wednesday named in the 56-member Indian athletics team, which included 30 women, for next month's Asian Games in South Korea. 110m hurdler Siddhanth Thingalaya, who won gold in the just-concluded Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships with...
  • Indian boxing's fall from grace 10 hours 1 minutes ago

    Indian boxers returned without any gold medal from CWG 2014 and the coach says he has his fingers crossed for the Asian Games. ...
  • Boxer Paramjeet Samota protests after being ignored for Arjuna Award 10 hours 6 minutes ago

    The CWG 2010 gold medallist approached the Prime Minister's Office to return his medal in protest. ...
  • Game over for Test captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni? 10 hours 11 minutes ago

    ESPNCricinfo's Senior Editor Gaurav Kalra reflects on whether time is up for Dhoni as India's Test captain. ...
  • Cabinet clears 'Digital India' project, seeks to provide all services online 10 hours 16 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the ambitious Digital India project which aims to provide all services on Internet and bring even the remotest parts of India on the e-map. Under the project, the government plans to put healthcare, property and other records like birth and death certificates online. Sources also...
  • 'Shame on you Kapil Dev,' an irate Hockey India lays into the legend 10 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Disgruntled Hockey India (HI) secretary general, Narinder Batra, on Wednesday launched a tirade against cricket legend and head of the Arjuna Awards selection committee Kapil Dev, calling him an opportunist. Batra said the World Cup-winning captain settled an old score with him by ignoring seven hockey players for...
  • India, Pakistan face trust deficit 8 hours 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: It was Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit's first public statement, since the Foreign Secretary level talks were called off. And he made it clear that for his government, it wasn't a question of an "either-Or" when it comes to speaking to Kashmiri separatist leaders, which of course was...
  • India suffer 0-2 defeat against Pak in football friendly 11 hours 32 minutes ago

    Bangalore: India suffered an embarrassing 0-2 defeat at the hands of a spirited Pakistan in the second football friendly to end the two-match series 1-1 on Wednesday. Wim Koeverman's team, which won the first friendly 1-0 on August 17, looked out of sorts and Pakistan were the better side in all...
  • Dhoni's captaincy not up to Test standard: Mike Brearley 12 hours 15 minutes ago

    London: Former England captain Mike Brearley, one of the sharpest cricketing minds to have played the game, reckons that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy and wicket-keeping is not up to Test standard. Brearley, writing in his column for 'The Times', said India have been a disappointment in the Test series even though...
  • Is a fine on littering & urinating in public the only way to Clean Up India? 11 hours 25 minutes ago

    The New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has decided to penalise citizens throwing trash in public places in a bid to curb littering in the national capital. The fines will range from Rs 100 to 500. The civic body has also planned on fining pet owners Rs 500 if their pets...
  • Forces have not allowed China to encroach our land: Arun Jaitley 12 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of incursions by Chinese troops, India on Wednesday said that its armed forces were taking "more than adequate" action on such incidents and have not allowed China to encroach any part of its territory. "There have been cases where their patrols have been getting into...
  • Eager to find out what went wrong with Team India: Ravi Shastri 12 hours 22 minutes ago

    The newly-appointed Team India Director, Ravi Shastri, is on a mission to find out what actually went wrong with a team that created history at Lord's but turned into pushovers in the last three Tests of the series against England. BCCI on Tuesday announced sweeping changes to India's support staff, appointing...
  • Seven CWG medallists in Weightlifting squad for Asian Games 13 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Seven medallists from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games have made it to the 10-member Indian squad for the upcoming Asiad in Incheon, where they would look to build on their new-found clean image having purged the sins related to past doping controversies. India brought home as many as 12 medals...
  • India, Pakistan in same pool of men's hockey at Asian Games 2014 13 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India have been clubbed alongside arch-rivals and eight-time champions Pakistan in the 10-nation men's hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea from September 19 to October 4. In Pool B, besides defending champions Pakistan and India, the other competing nations are China,...
  • Twenty20 is just a platform, Test cricket is the ultimate dream: Unmukt 13 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With the Indian Premier League (IPL) being blamed for India's humiliating Tests series loss in England, Unmukt Chand, skipper of the 2012 U-19 World Cup winning team, feels that Twenty20 just remains a platform but playing Tests still remains the dream of every young cricketer. The 21-year-old Delhi cricketer,...
  • BCCI needs to handle Aaron with care: Former India physio 14 hours 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) must take special care of injury-prone fast bowler Varun Aaron to ensure he has a long and successful international career, feels former national team physio John Gloster. Gloster, who had worked with the Indian team from 2005-2008, feels that "maintaining proper workload is an...
  • Hyundai Elite i20 TVC hits 1 million views on YouTube 15 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country's largest exporter and the second-largest car manufacturer, achieved a new milestone with the launch of the all-new Elite i20. The latest television commercial for Elite i20 is slick, fast-paced and has already crossed Half a Million views on YouTube in a...
  • Ravi Shastri appointment increases pressure on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Duncan Fletcher 15 hours 15 minutes ago

    London: Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coach Duncan 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 team management. Former captain Shastri was...
  • No effort, no heart, no fight, Team India disappointed: Sourav Ganguly 15 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former captains Sunil Gavaskar and Sourav Ganguly have blasted the Indian team and said it was high time for the selectors to take some tough decisions following the embarrassing 3-1 Test series loss to England. Ganguly said the team had shown "no effort, no heart, no fight." "There have...
  • India, England square off in women's World Cup qualifiers 16 hours 8 minutes ago

    London: The Indian women's cricket team will take on England in the opening round of the inaugural ICC Championships on Thursday, a top-four finish in which will give the side a place in the 2017 World Cup. The Championship will also see Australia host Pakistan in a multi-year, bilateral qualifying competition...
  • Delhiites to pay Rs 500 fine for throwing trash in public places 14 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has decided to penalise citizens throwing trash in public places in a bid to curb littering in the national capital. The fines will range from Rs 100 to 500. The civic body has also planned on fining pet owners Rs 500 if their...
  • IPL probe panel will not meet Indian players in England 15 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The retired Justice Mukul Mudgal-led IPL probe committee on Wednesday made it clear that they will not be travelling to England to interact with members of the Indian cricket team. "The Committee or any of its members also have no intention of travelling outside the country for any interaction...
  • From a dying Shah Rukh Khan to a 'vidaai' song: 12 sequences people who cry too much during Bollywood movies just cannot handle 16 hours 52 minutes ago

    'Keep a lot of tissue handy, we're going to watch a movie.' Is that something you hear a lot? Don't worry, it's okay to cry. How can you not cry when Shah Rukh Khan dies in a movie, or when he cries because he'll never get the love of his...
  • Kashmir issue must be resolved peacefully, committed to improving ties with India: Pak envoy 16 hours 38 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Emphasising on the need for effective dialogue to find peaceful solutions to the problems, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Wednesday said that they stand committed to improving ties with India. "We have have good neighbourly relations with India. We are convinced in Pakistan that problems with India...
  • Is Bollywood ready to take the Ice Bucket Challenge? South Indian actress Hansika Motwani kicks off the trend in India 17 hours 57 minutes ago

    The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media. It's cold, it's fun and it's contagious. But these ice bucket challenges and similar social media-powered stunts also are raising awareness and money for causes such as...