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  • Narendra Modi got more votes than anyone in universe: David Cameron 10-07-2014 11:08 PM

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said that he congratulated Narendra Modi for winning more votes than any other politician in the universe during his phone call after the "extraordinary" Indian election. "I won't forget my conversation with Prime Minister Modi congratulating him on his victory. I picked...
  • 1st Test: Rearguard action earns India 414-run lead over England on Day 2 10-07-2014 10:12 PM

    Rearguard action from Indian tailenders Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami frustrated England on the second day of the Nottingham Test, at the end of which the visitors led the hosts by 414 runs. India slipped from a comfortable 344 for 5 to 346 for 9 when a collapse shortly after...
  • Budget 2014 earmarks Rs 6,500 crore equity infusion for Air India 10-07-2014 06:27 PM

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday allocated Rs 9,474 crore to the Civil Aviation Ministry, out of which an equity infusion of Rs 6,500 crore was earmarked for Air India. Overall, the government has allocated Rs 9,474 crore for the ministry including investments in public enterprises for the financial year...
  • Arun Jaitley seeks to bridge gap with North East India 10-07-2014 05:48 PM

    New Delhi: With an allocation of Rs 53,706 crore in the ongoing fiscal for the North East, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday sought to end the 'sense of isolation' of the region proposing a slew of proposals, including enhanced road and rail connectivity and fostering of organic farming. Underlining...
  • India Inc welcomes Modi's Budget, says it sets tone for higher growth trajectory 10-07-2014 05:19 PM

    New Delhi: India Inc on Thursday welcomed the Narendra Modi government's maiden budget, saying it sets the tone for attaining higher growth trajectory, job creation and attracting much-needed investments for an economy grappling with multiple challenges. "I think the approach of creating a stable business environment to attract investment and...
  • Government emphasis on job creation to create 5-8 million jobs in 3-4 years 10-07-2014 04:44 PM

    New Delhi: With the government putting strong emphasis on job creation, experts on Thursday said measures proposed in the union budget can help create 5-8 million jobs in next 3-4 years across various sectors. "India today needs a boost for job creation. Our manufacturing sector in particular needs a push...
  • Nathan Lyon joins Australia A squad against India A 10-07-2014 03:45 PM

    Melbourne: Off spinner Nathan Lyon has been added to the Australia A squad ahead of the second and final four-day match against India A, starting on Sunday in Brisbane. "Nathan has been added to the squad to give him the opportunity to play some First Class cricket in preparation for...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocates Rs.400 crore for Indian sports 10-07-2014 01:21 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday allocated Rs.400 crore for the development of Indian sports, including upgradation of sports infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir, a sports university in Manipur and training for athletes for the upcoming Commonwealth Games and Asian games. The biggest beneficiary was the state of...
  • Budget 2014: Arun Jaitley proposes 5 new IITs, 5 new IIMs, 4 new AIIMS 10-07-2014 12:06 PM

    New Delhi: In a major boost to the education sector, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday proposed setting up of five new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs). He also proposed setting up of 12 new medical colleges. Jaitley has proposed the setting up of...
  • 'India should allow 100 per cent FDI in disability sector' 10-07-2014 11:30 AM

    Washington: India should tap the mega economic opportunity in the disability sector by allowing 100 per cent foreign direct investment in it to manufacture products for the specially-abled population, an influential Indian-American activist has said. "While newly-elected Indian government has promised to help specially-abled people of India, it should also...
  • It's dream come true for me, says Murali Vijay 10-07-2014 09:38 AM

    Nottingham: Elated at scoring his maiden overseas hundred and fourth of his career, Indian opener Murali Vijay said his fine effort on the opening day of the first Test against England was a dream come true for him. Vijay remained unbeaten on 122 at stumps on day one, taking India...
  • 1st Test: James Anderson says frustrating to have a placid pitch 10-07-2014 09:31 AM

    Nottingham: England fast bowler James Anderson on expressed unhappiness at the placid nature of the pitch on offer at the Trent Bridge for the first cricket Test against India, saying that the wicket assisted the visitors more than the home side on the first day. Riding on opener Murali Vijay's...
  • Trent Bridge groundsman apologises for 'Indian' pitch 10-07-2014 09:21 AM

    Nottingham: Nottinghamshire head groundsman Steve Birks said things hadn't gone to plan after appearing to produce a pitch ideally suited for India, rather than England, in the first Test at Trent Bridge on Wednesday. India, after winning the toss, were 259 for four at stumps on the first day of...
  • Vijay justifies Gambhir's exclusion with a century at Trent Bridge 10-07-2014 08:25 AM

    There were some whispers on the social media when India unveiled their team sheet at the toss in Nottingham on Wednesday. "Why is Gambhir not in the eleven for the first Test?" said one. "How can Dhoni prefer Vijay over Gambhir? For what has Gauti been recalled," another post read....
  • India earned euro 40 million launching foreign satellites 09-07-2014 11:35 PM

    Chennai: India has earned around 40 million euros launching 15 foreign satellites from 2011 till date, Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Jitendra Singh - who is also minister for Earth sciences, department of atomic energy...
  • 1st Test: Vijay's century defies England on Day 1, India 259/4 09-07-2014 10:11 PM

    The Nottingham weather didn't threaten one bit and allowed an intriguing day of Test cricket in bright English sunshine, with India taking the opening day honours in the first Test - thanks to unbeaten 122 runs from Murali Vijay who took India to a healthy 259 for 4 at stumps...
  • Map: Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train route 09-07-2014 05:55 PM

    Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said that Indian Railways is on its way to fulfil the long cherished dream to run a bullet train. Presenting the Railway Budget 2014-15 in Parliament on Tuesday, he said, the Railways proposes bullet trains by starting off with an already identified Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector, where...
  • Economic Survey presents realistic macro-economic picture: India Inc 09-07-2014 05:38 PM

    New Delhi: Terming the Economic Survey 2013-14 as a "realistic" assessment of the current picture, India Inc on Wednesday hoped that the Budget will address key issues like infrastructure development and implement measures outlined in the document to revive growth. "The bold reform measures outlined in the Economic Survey need...
  • India's working-age population to rise to 64 per cent by 2021: Survey 09-07-2014 05:20 PM

    New Delhi: The proportion of working-age population in India is likely to increase from around 58 per cent in 2001 to more than 64 per cent by 2021, with a large number of young persons in the 20-35 age group, according to the pre-Budget Economic Survey 2013-14. India with a...
  • Rajnath orders probe into IB report leak on Greenpeace 09-07-2014 04:16 PM

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into the leak of Intelligence Bureau (IB) report on NGO Greenpeace. As per the order, Delhi Police will investigate the leak of IB report. In June an Intelligence Bureau report called Greenpeace a threat to national economic security....
  • Top US diplomat headed to India ahead of strategic dialogue 09-07-2014 03:58 PM

    Washington: Deputy Secretary of William J Burns "will be the highest-level Administration official to visit since the inauguration of the new Indian Government" headed by Modi, who for long had been persona non grata in Washington before his "resounding" electoral victory in May. Burns, who will be in India July...
  • 'For the shoot, I was Haider. And now, Haider is me': Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor are brutally honest with fans on a Twitter chat 09-07-2014 03:40 PM

    Actor Shahid Kapoor, who plays a dark character in his upcoming film 'Haider', says although he prepared for the role the nagging thought that he's not 'good enough' for it kept haunting him throughout the shoot.An adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Hamlet', the film, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, is set...
  • Ojha, Rayudu slam tons as India A draw four-day game against Australia A 09-07-2014 02:40 PM

    Brisbane: Naman Ojha and Ambati Rayudu hit unbeaten centuries each to rescue India A to 285 for five in their second innings on the fourth and final day as the unofficial Test match against Australia A ended in a draw at Allan Border Field on Wednesday. After an unconquered double...
  • Live Score, 1st Test: India opt to bat against England, debut for Stuart Binny 09-07-2014 02:28 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: The visitors haven't forgotten the 4-0 whitewash in 2011 and also seek their first overseas Test win in three years. The 2011 whitewash made England the new No. 1 Test team, displacing India in the most ruthless manner...
  • Dhoni optimistic India can banish away-day blues 09-07-2014 01:36 PM

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes his largely youthful side can put their miserable away record behind them as they prepare for their first five-Test series in England in 55 years. Dhoni's men haven't won a Test outside of India since they beat the West Indies at Kingston, Jamaica, in June 2011...
  • Ravi Shastri hails ICC for choosing Srinivasan as chairman 09-07-2014 01:36 PM

    Kolkata: Former India skipper Ravi Shastri has hailed International Cricket Council (ICC) for choosing the beleaguered BCCI supremo N Srinivasan as its first chairman. "If you want my answer, It's a very good choice," the cricketer turned commentator said on Srinivasan being appointed ICC chairman despite the Supreme Court stripping...
  • Watch: Sachin Tendulkar gets a rousing reception while coming out to bat at Lord's 09-07-2014 11:07 AM

    Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar got a touching reception while walking out to bat for probably the last time at Lord's as captain of the MCC XI. It was the Lord's bicentenary celebration match between the MCC and Rest of the World XI, and Tendulkar hardly looked rusty before being dismissed...