INDIA

  • Brendon McCullum has grown in stature over the years 1 hour 14 minutes ago

    How can you take someone who calls himself Baz seriously? Brendon McCullum has discovered, over the course of a decade-long career, that the best way to get respect is not ask for it. When he started off, no one quite understood exactly what this exotic animal was. A wicketkeeper who could...
  • ICC World Cup: A stick separated Australia and New Zealand 1 hour 25 minutes ago

    On March 12, 2006, Michael Clarke spent the entire Australian innings sitting in the dressing-room at the Bullring that is the Wanderers with his pads on. He would not have had any reason to complain as his team, led by the peerless Ricky Ponting, muscled its way to 434. Not...
  • World Cup: Team India insensitive towards world media 1 hour 45 minutes ago

    If you had to ask someone to give you advice on how to win friends and influence people, you definitely shouldn't turn to Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men. They can turn on the charm when they so desire, but by and large, they are particularly indifferent, if not insensitive,...
  • Watch: India Inc rates the Union Budget 2015 9 hours 27 minutes ago

    A panel of experts from top industries and corporate sector rate the first full-fledged budget of the Narendra Modi government which was presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Parliament on Saturday. ...
  • Union Budget thrust on 'housing for all' by 2022 10 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday called for building six crore 'pucca' houses for poor in the country by 2022, and doled out Rs 22,407 crore for housing and urban development sector for this fiscal year. Listing out many visions to be achieved by the year 2022, which...
  • ICC World Cup: Please, no more ODIs for India, says MS Dhoni 11 hours 57 minutes ago

    Perth: It is not often that Mahendra Singh Dhoni sticks his neck out on even the most mundane of issues. There is some sort of valve within him, some kind of auto, that takes over during press conferences in particular, and you can predict with almost 100 per cent accuracy...
  • 'Make in India' gets a prominent place in Union Budget 2015, Arun Jaitley refers to it 10 times 13 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: One of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet slogan 'Make in India' got a prominent place in Union Budget 2015. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley referred to 'Make in India' scheme 10 times during his Budget speech in Parliament on Saturday. He said the Make in India programme is aimed at...
  • Ranji Trophy: Quality umpires needed for big games, says Pravin Amre 13 hours 46 minutes ago

    Although Mumbai failed to make it to the final of the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy, Pravin Amre, the coach, felt his young side had shown a lot of character against Karnataka, the defending champions, to bounce back after being bowled out for just 44 in their first innings in their semifinal. Chasing...
  • World Cup 2015: Indian bowlers outplayed us, says UAE skipper Tauqir 13 hours 47 minutes ago

    Perth: United Arab Emirates captain Mohammad Tauqir admitted that the Indian bowling attack led by spinner Ravichandran Ashwin completely outplayed his side in the Pool B match of the ICC World Cup on Saturday. Ashwin took four for 25 as India bundled out UAE for 102 before romping home by nine...
  • World Cup 2015: India on the doorstep of quarters, Twitter celebrates 13 hours 51 minutes ago

    Team India entered the Cup after a horrendous show in Australia, but now after consecutive wins against Pakistan, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, the defending champions are on the doorstep of entry into the quarter-finals. The Twitterverse lauded India's win, especially the bowling of offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who returned...
  • The one where people are more excited about the new 'mauka' ads than the match itself 14 hours 9 minutes ago

    India versus UAE was a predictable enough match. Everyone saw India's victory coming. The point is, the match was not exciting enough. What was exciting and what people were waiting for, was the new 'mauka' ad.The ad shows our favourite Pakistani cricket fan getting disappointed yet again and getting a...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: India inch closer to the quater-finals 14 hours 36 minutes ago

    R Ashwin picked up his career best ODI figures of 4 for 25 as India thrashed UAE by 9 wickets to register their third big win of the tournament. ...
  • India jump to second in the list of most ODI wins 14 hours 44 minutes ago

    The victory over UAE in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2015 on Saturday was India's 440th ODI win, pushing them up to the second spot in the list of teams with most ODI wins. The defending champions routed the UAE by nine wickets, which was India's third straight win as MS...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Complete unit has been doing well, says MS Dhoni 14 hours 47 minutes ago

    Perth: On a roll after three successive wins in the ongoing cricket World Cup following Saturday's nine-wicket spanking of minnows UAE, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his "complete unit" has been doing well with consistent performances in all departments of the game. "The bowlers have really stepped up and in...
  • Budget to pave way for double-digit growth, expand demand: India Inc 14 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Feeling upbeat about Union Budget 2015-16, India Inc expressed the confidence that the proposals have laid down the roadmap for taking India to double-digit growth and the steps to add money in the hands of the consumers would add a lot of comfort to them and help expand...
  • ICC World Cup: India make important gains in lopsided contest 15 hours 22 minutes ago

    They may not have got the batting practice they were looking for against the UAE, but defending champions India made gains that should strengthen their title defence in Australia and New Zealand. Mohammed Shami was ruled out a day before the match due to a left knee injury, which allowed MS...
  • Union budget: Air travel becomes costly, Air India to get Rs 2500 crore 15 hours 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: First and business class air travellers would find flying costlier from the next fiscal with an almost 2 per cent hike in service tax rate proposed in the general budget, which also earmarked Rs 2,500 crore for ailing Air India in 2015-16. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday...
  • Virat Kohli, Ajinky Rahane pave way for bright future: Mudassar Nazar 15 hours 45 minutes ago

    Mudassar Nazar was a pretty handy cricketer, more than bits-and-pieces but just short of a genuine allrounder. In a Pakistani line-up fill of glittering stroke makers, he provided the solidity - some would say extremely so - that encouraged the artists to bat around the artisan. In 76 Tests between...
  • World Cup: I focused on basics and it came off well, says R Ashwin 16 hours 8 minutes ago

    Perth: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who spun a web against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) batsmen in a World Cup Pool B encounter here Saturday at the WACA, said focussing on his basics brought such results for him. Ashwin picked up his career best One-day International (ODI) figures of four for...
  • India roll over UAE to secure entry to World Cup quarter-finals 16 hours 17 minutes ago

    The pacy WACA track turned out to be a spin nightmare for the UAE who received a nine-wicket hammering at the hand of defending champions India who secured their third consecutive win and entry into the ICC World Cup 2015 quarter-finals. Understandably, MS Dhoni wanted to bat to avoid exactly...
  • World Cup: Winless Pakistan can ill-afford taking Zimbabwe lightly 16 hours 45 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Talk of 1992, and cornered tigers, is starting to grate with Misbah-ul-Haq and with good reason, given the resources at his disposal. But when it comes to ground realities, Misbah's team find themselves pretty much where Imran Khan's side were when they took on Australia in Perth all those...
  • Mimimum government and maximum governance to improve ease of business: Jaitely 17 hours 27 minutes ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget on Saturday focussed on the need of ease of doing business and highlighted the government's policy of 'Mimimum government and maximum governance'. Reducing the number of levies, Jaitley subsumed the Education Cess and Secondary & Higher Education Cess leviable on excisable goods in...
  • Srinivasan not to contest but suspense over BCCI presidential polls continues 17 hours 40 minutes ago

    Chennai: With just two days to go for the Cricket Board's much-awaited Annual General Meeting, both N Srinivasan and his rival faction are keeping their cards close to the chest as the suspense mounts on who will be the next President of the cash-rich body. With Srinivasan not contesting the much-postponed...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: UAE cricketer an officer with Dubai police 18 hours 22 minutes ago

    Perth: Remember Dwayne Leverock? The big man from Bermuda who defied girth and gravity to smartly grab on to an edge from Robin Uthappa at the 2007 World Cup? Remember what his day job was? Yeah, a cop. Surely, crime rates in Bermuda must be pretty low? Now, meet Fahad Alhashmi....
  • Trip down memory lane for UAE coach Aaqib Javed 18 hours 24 minutes ago

    There was a dreamy look to Aaqib Javed as he arrived at the WACA ground on Friday (February 27) morning. It was here, 23 years back, that a most unlikely revival began. Down and seemingly out for the count, Pakistan somehow dug deep into their reserves to tigerishly defend 220...
  • World Cup 2015: Shaiman Anwar opening new doors for himself 18 hours 38 minutes ago

    Perth: Until Wednesday afternoon, Shaiman Anwar was a relatively anonymous cricketer playing for an unfashionable team in the 2015 World Cup. Then, he smashed a 79-ball hundred against Ireland, the fastest by a UAE batsman in one-day international cricket, and his world hasn't been the same since. By his own admission,...
  • Budget 2015: 5 new mega power plants of 4,000 MW to be set up 19 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India will set up five more ultra mega power projects, entailing investments of around Rs 1 lakh crore, the government said on Saturday. "Five more ultra mega power projects (UMPPs), under the plug and play model will be set up with total investments of...
  • PM Modi appreciates Jaitley's Budget, calls it progressive, positive and practical 19 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appreciated Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's Budget calling it investment-friendly which removes all doubts on tax issues and assures investors that India has a stable and predictable tax system. He also congratulated Jaitley for doing an excellent job in respecting aspirations of the states...
  • World Cup: New Zealand enter quarters after thrilling 1-wicket win over Australia 19 hours 45 minutes ago

    Auckland: A pumped up, partisan crowd at Eden Park, bathed in glorious Auckland sunshine, were treated to a rousing display of limited-overs cricket from the home side on Saturday (February 28). When the bowling was not fast and furious, it was slow and cunning. When the fielding was not safe,...
  • As it happened: India vs UAE, ICC World Cup 2015, Match 21 21 hours 56 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) India have showed up in the World Cup with an attitude that can keep the demons away but cricket is a game where you are as good as your previous day and India need to field their best team against...