India

  • What China's 'peaceful rise' means for India Part II: India and China in history 45 minutes ago

    History is central to all nationalist mythos. This is especially true for China, whose perceptions of its past substantially contribute to its conduct in the present and to its belief in the inevitability of its emergence as a super power. And in this context, Western scholars over the last 300...
  • Shopping, food, and 'pandal-hopping': 14 reasons why every Bengali absolutely cannot wait for the 'Durga Puja' to begin 1 hour 3 minutes ago

    'Dhaak', shopping and food - every Bengali in the world is anxiously awaiting the biggest celebration of the year. The Durga Puja is not just a time for prayers and festivities, but also a gastronomic delight as you feast on the traditional Bengali delicacies. The huge idols of goddess Durga...
  • Government mulls closing some loss-making state firms, Air India, ONGC, BSNL on the list 1 hour 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Government officials will meet on Tuesday to discuss proposals to shut down some loss-making state-owned companies, risking a conflict with powerful trade unions. After two decades of halting privatisations, the Central government still owns about 260 firms and thousands more at the state level, involved in activities ranging from...
  • I have just one aim, an Asian Games gold for India: Akhil Kumar 34 minutes ago

    After a string of injuries wreaked havoc in his career four years ago, boxer Akhil Kumar has staged a remarkable comeback by qualifying for the Asian Games at Incheon. The 33-year-old boxer, a 2006 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist and 2008 Olympic quarter-finalist, was laid low by a string of injuries...
  • Exclusive: How India is managing its tiger reserves 3 hours 40 minutes ago

    There are 47 tiger reserves in India that are key to the survival of the beautiful beast, who continues to face threats from poachers and loss of habitat in the name of development. In those reserves lives not just the tiger but the world's hope as India, where 60 per cent...
  • Dismal show by Indian women shooters at the World Championships 12 hours 30 minutes ago

    Granada: Indian markswomen's disappointing performance at the World Championship continued as some of the well-known names put up a sorry show on the eighth day of the competition. In the 50m Rifle prone for women, Kuheli Ganguly shot 619.4 to finish a poor 26th while Lajja Goswami and Raj Chaudhary who...
  • Three MoUs to be inked during Chinese President Xi's Gujarat visit 12 hours 53 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Three MoUs related to Gujarat, one of them for setting up an industrial park near Vadodara, will be signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting on September 17. Xi will start his India visit from on Wednesday and he will...
  • Gujarat delicacies, cultural programmes on menu for Chinese President Xi 13 hours 13 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Putting an end to all speculations regarding the menu of the dinner to be served to Chinese President Xi Jinping who will be coming here on his maiden visit on Wednesday, the state government on Monday said that the food will consist of only Gujarati delicacies. "I know all...
  • Maheshwary, Om Prakash doubtful for Asian Games 14 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Triple jumper Renjith Maheshwary and shot putter Om Prakash Karhana were on Monday rendered doubtful for the upcoming Asian Games though the Athletics Federation of India is yet to take a final call on the matter. The fate of men's 4x400m relay team will also be decided by the...
  • AIBA grants provisional recognition to Boxing India 14 hours 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian boxing on Monday finally came out of an administrative exile after the International body AIBA gave provisional recognition to the newly-elected Boxing India, clearing the decks for the the country's pugilists' hassle-free participation in the upcoming Asian Games. "The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has granted Boxing India provisional...
  • India lose 2-3 against Serbia in Davis Cup World Group play-off 14 hours 55 minutes ago

    Champions in 2010 and runners-up last year Serbia regained their Davis Cup World Group spot when they completed a 3-2 win over India in the play-off on Monday. ...
  • Davis Cup: There was no pressure on me, says Yuki Bhambri 15 hours 31 minutes ago

    Bangalore: India's tennis player Yuki Bhambri on Monday denied there was any pressure on him for retaining his place in the squad after losing two matches in the Davis Cup World Group Playoff against Serbia, which the hosts lost 2-3. "I don't think so," he told reporters at the post-match press...
  • Gujarat, Guangdong set to become sister provinces 15 hours 33 minutes ago

    Beijing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state, Gujarat, is set to become the sister province of one of China's most developed Guangdong province and its capital Guangzhou the sister city of Ahmedabad, after the two sides ink a pact this week during Chinese President's India visit. The pacts are expected to...
  • India, Pakistan in war of words over 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed 15 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A war of words of sorts has broken out between External Affairs Ministry and Pakistan's High Commissioner over 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed. After Pakistan gave a sort of 'clean chit' to Saeed, MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin remarked,"Our views on Hafiz Saeed are very clear. To us,...
  • Boundary issue will be discussed during Chinese President Xi's visit: India 16 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As it gears up to host Chinese President Xi Jinping, India on Monday said it that expects that the visit will address the "interests and concerns" of the two countries and that "all substantive" issues having bearing on the ties including the boundary dispute will be discussed. The...
  • Arrest of SL national points to failure of intelligence agencies, says former minister GK Vasan 16 hours 24 minutes ago

    Kumbakonam: The arrest of a Sri Lankan national in Chennai for allegedly spying for Pakistan pointed to the 'failure' of the central and state intelligence agencies and they should coordinate with Coast Guard and police for effective vigil, former Union minister GK Vasan said on Monday. "The Sri Lankan national's arrest...
  • Chinese President Xi's visit will strengthen ties: PM Modi; talks of Buddhism bond 16 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that he was looking forward to welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping in Ahmedabad on September 17 and was sure that his visit will strengthen ties between India and China, which share a strong bond of Buddhism. Ahead of Xi's visit, Modi...
  • DoT pushing to finish broadband project roll out by March 2016 16 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After missing several deadlines, the National Optical Fibre Network project, which aims to link 2.5 lakh village panchayats, may finally be ready by a year in advance at the instance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who wants it rolled out in early 2016. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had...
  • Chinese civilians intrude into Ladakh area 16 hours 37 minutes ago

    Leh/New Delhi: Ahead of President Xi Jinping's visit, Chinese civilians in government vehicles have entered Indian territory in Demchok in Ladakh and are preventing locals from working on an irrigation project there. The Indian government sought to downplay the reports while maintaining that the boundary question would be discussed with...
  • Shipping Minister revives plans to upgrade Iran's Chabahar Port 17 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Shipping Ministry is reviving an old agreement with Iran for modernisation of Chabahar Port for faster import of natural gas, urea and fertiliser, and a Cabinet note in this regard will be floated soon. "The NDA government under the leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee had signed an agreement...
  • SAI misplaces hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr's priceless possessions 17 hours 7 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr has claimed that Sports Authority of India has misplaced his priceless memoribilia, which inculdes his Olympic blazer, medals and rare pictures he had donated to SAI in 1985. The tripple Olympic gold medallist said that he had donated his collection to A S Talwar, the...
  • No question of demolishing Ram Sethu, says Nitin Gadkari 18 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday asserted that Ram Sethu structure will not be demolished for the construction of Sethusamudram shipping canal project. "There is no question of demolition of the Ram Sethu," he said in a press conference to mark the NDA-led...
  • Indian workers in Singapore tour ICGS Samudra Paheredar 18 hours 15 minutes ago

    Singapore: Twenty-eight Indians working got a guided tour of a coast guard ship "Samudra Paheredar" as part of an outreach programme by the Indian mission. "The visit to the was part of the outreach programme of the High Commission of India," Ramesh Chaturvedi, Attache Welfare for the...
  • CLT20 ideal preparation before India tour, says Ravi Rampaul 18 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Senior West Indies pacer Ravi Rampaul feels that playing for Barbados Tridents in the ongoing Champions League T20 in India will help him "boost his confidence" ahead of the five-match ODI series against the hosts, starting in another three weeks time. "It would be good for me because I...
  • India, Vietnam sign seven pacts; call for 'freedom' of navigation 19 hours 13 minutes ago

    Hanoi: Strategically important oil and gas cooperation and extension of a USD 100 million credit by India for defence purchases are among the seven pacts inked between India and Vietnam as they called for "freedom" of navigation in the South China Sea, a remark that could irk China which has...
  • Efforts on to acquire Ambedkar's London home 19 hours 20 minutes ago

    London: India may acquire the Rs 40-crore residential property where Dr B R Ambedkar lived during the 1920s and convert it into a memorial to the crusader for social justice, a social organsation on Monday said. The initiative to acquire the 2,050 sq ft property on King Henry's Road, currently on...
  • Asian Games football: India thrashed 0-5 by UAE in their opening match 18 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: An unimpressive display by India men's football contingent saw them surrender without a fight to United Arab Emirates as they went down 0-5 in their opening Group G match of in the Asian Games in Incheon. The winners, who scored the first three goals within 20 minutes, led 3-0...
  • Davis Cup: Pressure was high but proud to win it for Serbia, says Krajinovic 19 hours 57 minutes ago

    Bangalore: A sleepless night following rain-induced suspension of play and overnight change of schedules seemed to have done little to dampen Filip Krajinovic who won the decisive fifth rubber to help Serbia beat India 3-2 in their Davis Cup World Group playoff here Monday afternoon. The match was halted Sunday night...
  • Ford India launches refreshed Figo at Rs 3.87 lakh onwards 20 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Ford launched a refreshed version of its compact car Ford Figo priced up to Rs Rs 6.09 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) ahead of the upcoming festival season. The refreshed Ford Figo will be available at Rs 3.87 lakh to Rs 5.14 lakh for petrol variant and Rs 4.83 lakh to...