INDIA

  • Photo: Meet the Obama-Iyers: As Barack Obama wished everyone on Diwali, someone Photoshopped the Obama family in traditional Indian attire! 58 minutes ago

    US President Barack Obama has in video message wished a Happy Diwali and "Saal Mubarak" to all those who celebrate the festival of lights saying it was a reminder that light will ultimately prevail.The internet was quick to Indianise the Obama family and almost converted them into the Obama-Iyer family....
  • Photos: 'Modi dhamaka!': From rockets to sparklers, firecrackers named after PM Narendra Modi take over the markets 1 hour 42 minutes ago

    Modi magic has taken over the firecracker market in Patna. Modi rocket, Modi chakri, Modi bomb, Modi phuljhari (sparklers) - firecrackers named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi are selling like hot cakes in Bihar ahead of Diwali as their demand is more than the ones named after former chief ministers...
  • AIBA suspends Indian boxer Sarita Devi 12 hours 59 minutes ago

    The International Boxing Association suspended Sarita Devi for her refusal to accept the Asian Games bronze medal. She will miss next month's World Championship. ...
  • Terry Walsh presents wishlist to Sports Authority of India 13 hours 3 minutes ago

    Indian coach Terry Walsh has not withdrawn his resignation and has listed a series of demands which he wants incorporated into a new contract. ...
  • Sports Minister instructs IOA to push for revoking ban on Sarita Devi 13 hours 58 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said that he has instructed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to take up L Sarita Devi's suspension at the international forum and push for withdrawing the ban imposed on the Indian woman boxer. "We have already instructed the Indian Olympic Association to take...
  • Musharraf attacks PM Modi, says he cannot dictate terms on peace process 14 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan President Pervez​ Musharraf on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he is anti-Pakistan and anti-Muslim, and that he cannot dictate terms to his country on the peace process. "Prime Minster Modi is your Prime Minister, not Pakistan's Prime Minister. We don't get any dictations from...
  • No question of India joining NPT as non-nuclear weapon state 15 hours 57 minutes ago

    New York: India has made it clear that there is no question of it joining the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as a non-nuclear weapon state while reaffirming its commitment to check further proliferation of atomic weapons. India also reiterated its stand of "no first use" of nuclear weapons and not...
  • Sri Lanka include Sangakkara, uncapped Gamage in ODI squad for India 17 hours 16 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Wednesday named their 15-member squad for the first three ODIs of the five-match series against India with notable omissions being former T20 captain Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne. However, a half-fit Kumar Sangakkara is there in the touring party. If Sangakkara is declared unfit, Niroshan Dickwella is...
  • West Indies Cricket Board forms task force to probe India tour pull-out 17 hours 49 minutes ago

    Bridgetown: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has decided to establish a task force to probe the circumstances leading to the dramatic pull out by its cricketers from an ongoing tour of India. WICB, at an emergency meeting of directors on Tuesday, decided to form the task force which will be...
  • ICC 'concerned' by India-West Indies dispute 18 hours 33 minutes ago

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has expressed its concern about the dispute between the Indian and West Indian cricket boards but says it is powerless to intervene. The ICC released a statement on Wednesday saying it was closely following the case and would discuss the dispute next month but did not...
  • Hockey: Terry Walsh wants more leaves, decision-making power; SAI agrees 19 hours 23 minutes ago

    The Sports Authority of India on Wednesday met India's unhappy hockey coach Terry Walsh to try and sort out issues that led to him submitting his resignation, and SAI Director General Jiji Thomson says things have moved in the positive direction, and though Walsh has not withdrawn his resignation yet,...
  • Modi rocket, Modi chakri, and Modi bombs: Firecrackers named after PM Narendra Modi are in demand in Bihar ahead of Diwali 20 hours 33 minutes ago

    Patna: Modi rocket, Modi chakri, Modi bomb, Modi phuljhari (sparklers) - firecrackers named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi are selling like hot cakes in Bihar ahead of Diwali as their demand is more than the ones named after former chief ministers Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar. "Modi's name is not only...
  • UK's Vince Cable's visit to India focuses on business 21 hours 35 minutes ago

    UK's Secretary of State for Business Vince Cable's visit to India focussed on business and Indian students. Cable was on a week-long visit to dispel myths that the UK is not welcoming to Indian students and spread the message that 'Britain is open for Business'. ...
  • Photos: Wagah border, Tihar Jail, and the Pakistan cricket team: 18 heart-warming photos of Diwali celebrations across the world 22 hours 44 minutes ago

    Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated with great joy and fervour by Indians across the world. From the President of USA Barack Obama to Britain's Prince Charles, the diyas and rangolis of Diwali has fascinated one and all.One of the biggest festivals in India, Diwali is celebrated in every...
  • Watch: Tributes paid to Mahatma Gandhi at London's Tavistock Square 22 hours 44 minutes ago

    Tributes were paid to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Tavistock Square Garden in Bloomsbury. ...
  • Terry Walsh likely to stay as India hockey coach, SAI agrees to revise contract 22 hours 50 minutes ago

    The impasse between chief India hockey coach Terry Walsh and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has moved closer to resolution after SAI agreed to review Walsh's contract after a meeting with the Australian on Wednesday following his resignation from the post the previous day. "Concerns he [Walsh] raised have been...
  • Kumar Sangakkara doubtful for India tour 23 hours 3 minutes ago

    Colombo: Experienced Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been rendered a doubtful starter for the five-match ODI series against India due to a back injury. Sangakkara, who had questioned the wisdom of the hurriedly arranged series in the wake West Indies' sudden end to their India tour, has developed a slight...
  • Photos: Do you know how firecrackers are made? 24 photos of labourers making firecrackers for Diwali inside factories Yesterday

    Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. How firecrackers are made inside the factory is something not many end users know of. Most of these factories are located in Siliguri, Champahati near Kolkata, and near Ahmedabad.For a number of children and women in the...
  • West Indies seek talks with BCCI after legal threat Yesterday

    The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will ask for a meeting with their Indian counterparts as they seek to find a way out of the crisis caused by the abandonment of their tour. Hours after India's powerful board (BCCI) announced they would take legal action against the WICB and were suspending...
  • India wins re-election to UN Human Rights Council Yesterday

    United Nations: India on Tuesday got re-elected to the UN's main human rights body for the period of 2015-17. India is currently a member of the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council and its term will end on December 31, 2014. It was seeking re-election to the UN body, the elections for...
  • India to step up travel surveillance to stop any Ebola outbreak Yesterday

    New Delhi: India stepped up its efforts on Tuesday to prevent an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, conducting mock drills at its airports and installing surveillance systems. Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus has killed...
  • WICB meet for crisis talks after BCCI's legal threat Yesterday

    Barbados: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) began an emergency meeting on Tuesday as the Caribbean body faced up to the crisis caused by the abandonment of their tour in India. Just hours after the powerful Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) announced they would take legal action against...
  • Envoy hails India-Egypt bilateral, trade links Yesterday

    Cairo: Over 50 large Indian companies have a strong presence in Egypt with investments worth over USD 2.5 billion, India's envoy to the Arab nation said. Noting that the bilateral trade between the two countries has reached USD 4.94 billion in 2013-2014, Indian ambassador to Egypt, Navdeep Suri lauded the...
  • Angry BCCI talks tough, to sue WICB Yesterday

    The BCCI has taken a tough stand over the pullout of the West Indies team from the tour of India. The working committee has decided to suspend all bilateral tours with the West Indies. ...
  • Indian hockey coach Terry Walsh resigns Yesterday

    Indian hockey has been plunged into despair yet again with chief coach Terry Walsh resigning even as the team basks in the glory of a first Asiad Gold in 16 years. ...
  • 'Swachh Bharat' campaign must make impact on ground: Sumitra Mahajan Yesterday

    Indore: Lauding the Modi Government for launching the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan', Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday said it should not remain a short-term affair and people must ensure that cleanliness is truly visible at the ground level. "Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan is neither a single-day affair nor just an announcement....
  • Terry Walsh matter will be resolved, we want him to continue: SAI Yesterday

    New Delhi: Under pressure from all quarters after Indian men's hockey team chief coach Terry Walsh's sudden resignation because of a "pay dispute", the Sports Authority of India on Tuesday sprang into action with its DG Jiji Thomson assuring that the matter will "resolved" between the aggrieved parties. SAI DG said...
  • Eden Gardens may host fourth India-Sri Lanka ODI Yesterday

    Kolkata: It's not official yet, but Eden Gardens is in line to host the fourth one-dayer on November 13 in the upcoming stop gap five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. "We are most likely to get the fourth ODI here on November 13. It's difficult to host the match here before...
  • RBI redistributes work among Deputy Governors Yesterday

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank, which is in the process of restructuring some of its departments, redistributed work among its four Deputy Governors. It said that consequent on reorganisation of the departments/work areas in the Reserve Bank effective on November 3, 2014, the portfolios of the Deputy Governors has been redistributed....
  • Air India to use mobile application to address customer queries Yesterday

    New Delhi: Air India launched its mobile app to enable passengers book tickets in a "quick, simple and convenient" manner while on the go and formally opened its account on Twitter. The mobile app, launched by airline CMD Rohit Nandan, would be initially available on the Android platform but would...