INDIA

  • Cheteshwar Pujara declared out in fumbled-catch controversy 29 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Cheteshwar Pujara, batting on the second day of Yorkshire's County Championship Division One match against Warwickshireon on Monday, was given out under controversial circumstances after scoring 23. Pujara was adjudged caught behind after Pete McKay, the Warwickshire wicketkeeper, appeared to fluff a chance off Boyd Rankin but scooped the ball...
  • Indian women crush Poland in World Chess championship 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    Chengdu, China: With medal out of contention, the Indian women's team came up with a superlative performance to win 3.5-0.5 against a strong Polish team in the 8th and penultimate round of World Women Team Chess Championship on Tuesday. D Harika drew on the second board while Koneru Humpy scored a...
  • No contact with home, Nepalese consulate staff a worried lot 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Officials of the Nepalese Consulate are spending sleepless nights as they have not been able to get in touch with their families back home since Saturday, when the massive earthquake jolted the Himalayan country and killed over 4000 people. "I have not been able to contact my family since Saturday....
  • Will host Modi if I return to power, says David Cameron as UK readies for polls 2 hours 24 minutes ago

    As UK readies for polls, incumbent Prime Minister David Cameron said that he will host Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he returns to power. "I hope after the election, if I safely return, it would be great to receive Prime Minister Modi. I have made many visits to India, the...
  • Watch: Aerial footage of Kathmandu shows historic landmarks as piles of rubble 2 hours 42 minutes ago

    Aerial footage shot by a drone over Kathmandu shows historic landmarks flattened and piles of rubble all across the capital. Over 4300 people have lost their lives and over 6000 people have been injured in the massive earthquake that struck on Saturday. ...
  • Shock turns into anger in quake-hit Nepal as people wait for assistance; foreign aid pours in 4 hours 8 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Shock turned to anger in Nepal on Tuesday, as some of the tens of thousands of people stricken by the weekend's devastating earthquake expressed frustration at what they said was their government's slow response to the crisis. International aid has finally begun to arrive in the Himalayan nation of 28...
  • Ramdev adopts 500 children orphaned in Nepal earthquake 11 hours 35 minutes ago

    Haridwar: Yoga guru Ramdev on Monday adopted 500 children orphaned in the earthquake-hit Nepal and said he will render all possible help to them up to fifth standard. "Yoga guru Ramdev adopted 500 orphan children in Nepal. Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust will provide immediate accommodation to them along with education, housing, food...
  • Nepal rejects Taiwan rescue team offer: Taiwan's foreign minister 11 hours 40 minutes ago

    Taipei: Taiwan's foreign minister said on Monday the government of earthquake-devastated Nepal had rejected its offer of a 20-man rescue team, but denied diplomatic pressures were behind the decision. The Taipei-based crew was put on standby Sunday with much of the Nepalese capital in ruins and more than 3,500 confirmed dead,...
  • Nepal earthquake: Operations taking time and difficult than Kashmir 11 hours 45 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: The NDRF on Monday said conducting salvage operations in the earthquake-hit Himalayan country is becoming a "time consuming" affair as the collapse pattern of the buildings in Kathmandu is much different and unique from what the force has experienced earlier. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General OP Singh, camping...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 12 hours 18 minutes ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • 'She was my everything': Tragic end to Nepal earthquake rescue 12 hours 47 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: As he watched Nepalese police rescuers finally pull the lifeless body of his 14-year-old daughter from the rubble of their home, Dayaram Mohat collapsed on the floor in grief. "She was my everything, she didn't do anything wrong," sobbed Mohat after witnessing the end of an agonising rescue bid involving...
  • Essel Group denies to set up parallel cricket boards 14 hours 6 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Essel Group today rebutted news reports that it was setting up parallel cricket boards across different countries in collaboration with Ten Sports Network but said it was now geared up to enter the sports business at a global level, focusing on cricket. "Our research reflects that there is an...
  • Fresh tremor jolts West Bengal, death toll in India rises to 72 14 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A fresh tremor of magnitude 5.1 jolted parts of West Bengal on Monday evening triggering panic even as the death toll in India from Saturday's powerful earthquake in Nepal rose to 72. As India intensified relief and rescue operations in quake-hit Nepal and launched...
  • India to do everything possible to help Nepal: Rajnath Singh 14 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India will do everything possible to help Nepal, which was ravaged by a major earthquake on Saturday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday. "Nepal is our neighbour and we also have cultural relations with it. We have been making all possible efforts from our side. "We had held a...
  • Nepal scrambles to organise earthquake relief, death toll rises to 4000 14 hours 39 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains. The death toll from Saturday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake climbed to 4000, and...
  • Spain seeks India's help in getting its nationals out of Nepal 14 hours 40 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Spain on Monday sought India's help in evacuating its nationals from earthquake-hit Nepal when Spanish Foreign Minister called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which the visiting minister also offered his country's expertise in building highways and smart cities. Garcia-Margallo made the request for assistance to Modi who noted...
  • If required, I will write personally to Anurag Thakur: N Srinivasan 16 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: ICC chairman N Srinivasan on Monday made it clear that he does not want to engage in a war of words with BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, who has shot off a strongly-worded letter to him in response to the global body's claims about being seen with a suspected...
  • TRAI website goes down, Anonymous hackers claim responsibility 16 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: On a day when the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) was to release one million email addresses from which they received responses on the net neutrality debate, Anonymous India (@opindia_revenge) claimed to have hacked the website on Monday, which was denied by the regulator. The site was re-accessible...
  • No competition with India on aid to Nepal: China ex-diplomat 16 hours 46 minutes ago

    Beijing: There is no competition between China and India in extending humanitarian assistance to quake- hit Nepal as it is the "bounden duty" of a country to help a neighbour in crisis, a former Chinese diplomat said on Monday. "We do not have competition with India and other countries. There is...
  • In Kathmandu Valley, earthquake-hit Nepalis fend for themselves 17 hours 12 minutes ago

    Dhading: Barely any sign of an organised relief effort was visible outside Nepal's capital on Sunday, as aid agencies struggled to fly and truck relief supplies to a country stricken by its worst earthquake in eight decades. In the lush Dhading farming district 80 km (50 miles) outside Kathmandu, people camped...
  • Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani arriving on three-day visit to India 18 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will be in India for a three-day state visit beginning on Monday and will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and attend delegation-level talks. Scheduled to arrive here at 8 pm on Monday, Ghani will receive a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan and hold...
  • Yemen evacuation operation was 'resounding success': Sushma Swaraj 18 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The operation to evacuate people from war-torn Yemen was a "resounding success" which was acknowledged by the world community, government told Rajya Sabha on Monday while noting that 1,947 nationals of 48 countries besides 4,741 Indians were rescued safely. Making a suo motu statement,...
  • Shamini Kumaresan qualifies for main draw at World TT Championships 19 hours 35 minutes ago

    Suzhou, China: India enjoyed a profitable opening day with Shamini Kumaresan qualifying for the main draw of the women's singles event at the World Table Tennis Championships on Monday. Shamini qualified by topping her group which included Gillian Edwards of Scotland and Nino Neridee of Venezuela. She defeated Gillian Edwards 11-7, 9-11,...
  • Indian nationals await their return from earthquake-hit Nepal 20 hours 9 minutes ago

    Indian nationals have been queuing up for the last 2 days at the Kathmandu airport, hoping to get a seat on one of the IAF planes coming back to India. ...
  • Intex Aqua Power+ with 5-inch HD display, 13MP camera launched in India for Rs 8,999 20 hours 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Intex Technologies has launched yet another budget smartphone, the Intex Aqua Power +, in the Indian market for a price of Rs 8,999. The phone sports a 5-inch HD display with 1280X720 ppi resolution and runs 1.3GHz quad core processor with 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal...
  • I feel honoured over Arjuna recommendation: Rohit Sharma 20 hours 43 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Indian batsman Rohit Sharma, on Monday, expressed delight about the BCCI's decision to recommend his name for the government's prestigious Arjuna Award and said that he felt "honoured". "Kushi to bahut hai (I feel very happy). I am honoured that BCCI has recommended my name. It felt very good when...
  • Ajinkya Rahane has a perfect technique: Ajit Wadekar 20 hours 44 minutes ago

    Ajit Wadekar, the former India captain, singled out Ajinkya Rahane as probably the only batsman whose technique comes closest to what can be called perfect even in Twenty20 cricket. Rahane has always impressed the purists with his technique and temperament, scoring Test centuries in New Zealand, England and Australia, and narrowly...
  • India champions at President's Cup Boxing Tournament 21 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Rakesh Kumar (69kg) and Harpal Singh (75kg) struck gold as India were crowned champions for the first time in the 22nd President's Cup Boxing Tournament in Palembang, Indonesia. The Indian team logged 33 points to finish ahead of second-placed Mongolia after Rakesh and Harpal's gold medals took the country's...
  • Rajnath Singh lauds PM Modi for 'Operation Maitri' 21 hours 28 minutes ago

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday briefed Parliament and credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 'Operation Maitri'. ...
  • Tourism fetches Rs 3.22 lakh crore foreign exchange in 3 years 21 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India earned over Rs 3.22 lakh crore worth of foreign exchange through tourism in the last three years, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. "The Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) through tourism in India during 2012, 2013 and 2014 were Rs 94,487 crore, Rs 1,07,671...