INDIA

  • Modi calls for stronger ties, Pakistan stalls inking of India-backed SAARC pacts 13 minutes ago

    Pakistan's intransigence on Wednesday came in the way of the SAARC Summit failing to sign agreements on greater connectivity among the eight member nations on its opening day marked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking the members to fulfill their commitment to combat terrorism. ...
  • My name is Manoj Kumar, in case you don't know: Arjuna Awardee slams Kapil Dev 3 hours 12 minutes ago

    Commonwealth Games (CWG) gold medallist and now an Arjuna awardee, boxer Manoj Kumar on Wednesday didn't miss the opportunity to let former India cricket team captain Kapil Dev, who also headed the selection panel for this year's Arjuna Awards, know his credentials. After his name was allegedly deleted from the initial...
  • World Snooker Championships: Pankaj Advani advances, Kamal Chawla exits 3 hours 34 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: Star Indian cueists Pankaj Advani and Manan Chandra on Wednesday stormed into the last-32 stage as Kamal Chawla crashed out of the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championships at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium. The 2003 world champion Advani overpowered young Tomasz Skalski 4-2, but not before he faced the threat...
  • PM Modi meets Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa, thanks him for Indian fishermen release 3 hours 51 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a bilateral meeting with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during which he thanked him for pardoning and sending back five Indian fishermen, who were sentenced to death for alleged drug trafficking. During the meeting, which lasted for nearly 30 minutes, the two...
  • We want the entire country to be behind Sarita Devi: Sachin Tendulkar 4 hours 22 minutes ago

    Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday discussed the way forward with Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and urged the entire country to support boxer L Sarita Devi, who is facing a possible life ban from AIBA for refusing her bronze medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. Sarita Devi lost in the...
  • Over 200 Indian fishermen in Pakistan custody, says Sushma Swaraj 4 hours 41 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Over 200 Indian fishermen are presently in Pakistan's custody, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said. "In respect to Pakistan, as per figures provided by Pakistan authorities on July 1, 2014 under a bilateral information exchange mechanism, there are 210 Indian fishermen and 37 fishermen believed to...
  • Alibaba to invest more in India, help start-ups, says founder Jack Ma 5 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Alibaba founder Jack Ma, China's wealthiest man, on Wednesday said he is keen to invest more funds in India and will work with Indian technology entrepreneurs as he believes Internet can transform the country's future. On his first visit to India, the founder of world's biggest e-Commerce firm...
  • Pakistan stalls India-backed SAARC pacts 6 hours 46 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Pakistan on Wednesday stalled the inking of SAARC connectivity agreements, including motor vehicle pact, saying it was yet to complete its "internal process". This despite the fact that other countries, including India and Sri Lanka, have been strongly pitching for strengthening the people-to-people contact and movement of goods in...
  • Have not received any request from Pakistan for talks, no meeting planned so far: MEA 7 hours 26 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Speaking tough on talks with Pakistan, India on Wednesday made it clear that there are no structure talks planned with Pakistan. "The PM is going to have series of bilateral talks with SAARC nations. We have not planned any meeting with the Pakistan PM as there was no...
  • I am targeting World Cup return, says Harbhajan Singh 7 hours 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Fresh from leading Punjab to a runner-up finish in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament, out-of-favour Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is happy with his own showing in the domestic circuit and is keen to make a comeback into the national team for the 2015 World Cup. "I am targeting the...
  • World's oldest married couple is of Indian origin, tied the knot almost 89 years ago! 8 hours 50 minutes ago

    London: An Indian couple, both over 100 years old and said to be the world's oldest partners, celebrated their joint birthdays this week in the UK. The couple who tied the knot almost 89 years ago on December 11, 1925 after meeting in India as teenagers celebrated their birthdays on Sunday,...
  • OnePlus One coming to India on December 2; to be exclusively available on Amazon.in 9 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: OnePlus, the startup founded by former Oppo VP Pete Lau, has announced its entry into the Indian market. Named OnePlus One, the phone will be available to purchase in India from December 2. The phone, which features a 5.5-inch 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display, will...
  • Phillip Hughes wished speedy recovery by Team India 9 hours 17 minutes ago

    Adelaide: The Indian cricket team has extended its best wishes to injured Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes and his family and prayed for his speedy recovery. South Australia's Hughes was on Tuesday, hit on the head by a bouncer bowled by New South Wales fast bowler Sean Abbott during a Sheffield Shield...
  • Pankaj Advani maintains winning run as more Indians enter knockouts of World Snooker 9 hours 19 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: Indian ace Pankaj Advani on Tuesday maintained his unbeaten run in the ongoing Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship at Kanteerava Stadium, here on Tuesday as more Indian cueists advanced to the knockout stages. Advani, who is already in the knockouts, cruised to a 4-0 win over Mike Toth from Switzerland,...
  • Need to replace cynicism and skepticism in SAARC countries with optimism, says PM Narendra Modi 10 hours 14 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: In a clear message to the heads of South Asian countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi focussed on the need to end the cynicism and skepticism that is often linked with the SAARC countries. "When we speak of SAARC, we usually hear two reactions - cynicism and skepticism. We must...
  • Delhi government sets up helpline for information on Ebola 12 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Delhi government has set up a control room and helpline in the city for internal monitoring of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and to provide information about the disease to the public. The control room can be contacted at 011-22307145. "As of now Ebola has not reached India....
  • Science is to be used for making narrow nationalism irrelevant: Dr Harsh Vardhan 12 hours 21 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Nations having scientific superiority and technological capability should not be selfish, because in selfishness lies the seeds of dispute and human misery, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said. Addressing the welcome address at the Commonwealth Science Conference, he said science is that adhesive which binds cultures and it should be...
  • 'Business Idea: Single cigarette packets.' Twitter users react to the proposed ban on loose cigarettes in India 12 hours 51 minutes ago

    India moved a step closer to banning the sale of unpackaged cigarettes, with a view to discourage smoking in a country where close to a million people each year die of tobacco-related diseases. More than 70 percent of the cigarettes sold in India are loose.The health ministry has accepted the...
  • China looms over SAARC summit in the Himalayas 13 hours 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: When eight South Asian leaders gather for a summit in Kathmandu on Wednesday, they will meet in a conference centre donated by China to its cash-strapped Himalayan neighbour Nepal 27 years ago. In the decades since it built the modernist brick and glass hall, China has massively stepped up...
  • India likely to hold bilateral talks with all SAARC nations except Pakistan 13 hours 37 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a clear message to the Pakistan government that India will hold structured bilateral talks with all SAARC nations except Pakistan. An informal meeting between the two heads has, however, not been ruled out. On Tuesday, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had said that...
  • India in Australia: No. 6, third pacer up for debate after first tour game 13 hours 43 minutes ago

    India had a decent workout during their first two days in office on the tour of Australia. Every bowler deployed got among wickets, India bowled out the opponents and then the batting unit had a good hit with five of them scoring half-centuries. Albeit the visitors faced a Cricket Australia XI...
  • Boxer Manoj Kumar to get Arjuna Award on Wednesday 23 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Having taken the legal route after being denied the honour initially, boxer Manoj Kumar will be finally receiving the prestigious Arjuna Award from Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday. Manoj, a 2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist, will be bestowed with the honour at 1 pm in the afternoon. The boxer had...
  • Sourav Ganguly to be with ISL franchise, will miss first 2 Tests 23 hours 59 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Struggling in the business end of the tournament, Atletico de Kolkata will be boosted by the presence of their team co-owner Sourav Ganguly as they make a bid to make the semifinals of the ongoing Indian Super League. The cricketer-turned-commentator Ganguly on Tuesday said he would give the first and...
  • Hockey India turns its back on former coach Terry Walsh Yesterday

    HI clearly stated that they do not require the services of Terry Walsh and will start their search for a replacement "with approval of SAI". ...
  • China Open triumph was special: Saina Nehwal Yesterday

    Frankly, it was Vimal Sir who insisted that I should play China Open. I was not keen initially, as there was little time to prepare. ...
  • Sania Mirza named UN Women's goodwill ambassador Yesterday

    "I think a lot of controversies that I had faced in my career was because I am woman", Sania said. ...
  • PM Modi calls for speedy drafting of Nepal's Constitution Yesterday

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made a strong pitch for the early drafting of Nepal's Constitution, saying if the country fails to do so it may get into "difficulties". "I request all political stakeholders to draft the Constitution by early next year as committed through consensus which will...
  • Hockey India doesn't need Terry Walsh: Narinder Batra Yesterday

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) president Narinder Batra Tuesday clearly stated that they do not require the services of former men's team chief coach Terry Walsh and will start their search for a replacement "with approval of SAI". This move from Batra comes just as Walsh expressed his willingness to continue...
  • 'It is difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country' Yesterday

    New Delhi: She might be one of the most sought-after sportspersons in India but tennis ace Sania Mirza says "it's difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country" due to the prevailing "gender inequality" and called for an urgent need to bring about a cultural change. "Yes, it is difficult...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif ready for talks, puts onus on India for resumption of dialogue Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that Pakistan is ready to hold talks with India but it is up to India to re-start the negotiations which were called off "unilaterally" by it. "Cancellation of talks was New Delhi's unilateral decision," Sharif said after arriving in Kathmandu to attend...