Indian

  • Indian-American scholar to explore dinosaur extinction 4 hours 43 minutes ago

    Houston: An Indian-American scholar has won the prestigious 'Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award' which includes a grant to study the causes behind Dinosaur extinction. Sankar Chatterjee, a Horn Professor of Palaeontology and Curator at the Museum of Texas University, will travel in the spring of 2015 to India to continue...
  • Congress proved right, GDP data shows decline in economic growth halted in 2013-14: Chidambaram 9 hours 12 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In response to the first quarter growth figures being the highest its been in two-and-a-half years, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said that the results are in line with the Congress's stand that the decline in growth had ended in their term. "Congress party and I are...
  • Four gen-next Indian-origin economists in IMF list of 25 11 hours 22 minutes ago

    Washington: Four economists of Indian origin have been featured in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) list of 25 economists under 45 who are shaping the way one thinks about the global economy. The "Generation Next" list of "economists under 45 (who) will have the most influence in the coming decades on...
  • Bullet trains expected to be on agenda during PM Modi's Japan visit 11 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for a five-day trip to Japan, hopes are high that the issue of bullet trains will feature on the agenda. The NDA government had promised to launch bullet train in its Railway Budget. While presenting the Railway Budget, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda...
  • India lodges strong protest with Pak over ceasefire violations 20 hours 50 minutes ago

    Jammu: India on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over repeated ceasefire violations by the neigbouring country. BSF and Pak Rangers held a key sector commander-level flag meeting to defuse tension along the Indo-Pak border due to these violations. The DIG-Brigade commander level meeting was held between BSF and Pak...
  • India lodges strong protest with Pak over ceasefire violations at third flag meet 20 hours 56 minutes ago

    India on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over repeated ceasefire violations by the neigbouring country. The BSF and Pak Rangers held a key sector commander-level flag meeting to defuse tension along the Indo-Pak border due to these violations. ...
  • April-June GDP growth at 5.7 per cent, highest in last nine quarters Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Indian economy registered its highest growth in nine quarters this financial year. According to the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, the Indian economy registered a GDP growth of 5.7 per cent in the April-June quarter of 2014-15. The GDP rose from 4.6 per cent in the last...
  • Rohit set to miss CLT20, Pollard front-runner to lead Mumbai Indians Yesterday

    New Delhi: Star batsman Rohit Sharma's finger fracture is not only a blow to the Indian team but a big setback for Mumbai Indians as well, who will be playing in the qualifiers of the Champions League T20 starting September 13, in Raipur. With Rohit sustaining a fractured middle finger during...
  • Indian power station coal stocks lowest since 2012 blackouts Yesterday

    New Delhi: Half of India's thermal power stations have less than a week's supply of coal on hand, according to weekly data, the lowest level since mid-2012 when hundreds of millions of people were cut off in one of the world's worst blackouts. There was a sharp fall in power output...
  • 25 Indian workers arrested in Kuwait on murder charges Yesterday

    New Delhi: Reportedly, 25 Indians in Kuwait have been arrested on murder charges on Friday. The External Affairs Ministry has reacted to the situation stating that India's Mission has taken up problems with Kuwaiti authorities and will soon provide necessary assistance. The ministry has also said that all Indians in...
  • Brazilian star Ronaldinho in talks with ISL's Chennai Titans: report Yesterday

    The Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Chennai Titans are in talks to bring on board the star Brazilian striker and former FIFA World Player of the Year, Ronaldinho. According to a report in The Hindu, the Brazilian superstar has been approached by the Chennai team. The player's brother, Roberto de Assis,...
  • India's first dowry-free zone, 'havans' for cricketers, toffees as legitimate currency: 19 wonderful things that will make sense only to Indians Yesterday

    Indians use toffees as currency and do not take the plastic covers off new car seats until they start looking old and haggard as the plastic wears out. And once that happens they put huge towels on the seats to keep it from getting dirty.There are things that makes sense...
  • PM pays tribute to hockey legend Dhyan Chand Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid tribute to hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary, which is being celebrated every year as National Sports Day. "Our tributes to legendary Major Dhyan Chand on National Sports Day. His determination and dedication towards sports continues to inspire," Modi...
  • IPL Scandal: Mudgal panel submits interim report, SC hearing on Sept 1 Yesterday

    The Justice Mukul Mudgal committee probing the Indian Premier League's spot-fixing and betting scandal submitted it's interim report to the Supreme Court on Friday, and the SC will hear the case on September 1. The Mudgal committee submitted its report in a sealed envelope and is likely to seek a two-month...
  • Alessandro Del Piero signs for Delhi Dynamos in Indian Super league Yesterday

    Former Italy great Alessandro Del Piero will play for the Delhi franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) and will also be the competition's brand ambassador, the ex-Juventus player has said. "I am happy to announce that I have just signed a contract that will tie me to the club Dynamos...
  • Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao suggests stringent laws be made to check portrayal of women trafficking, and female infanticide in films Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Thursday asked the state police chief to consider taking action against films and television serials portraying violence against women. The chief minister feels that portrayal of violence and atrocities against women in the movies and television soaps amount to encouraging crime against women and...
  • No role in BCCI elections as of now, says Lalit Modi Yesterday

    Although relieved at his passport being restored following the Delhi High Court verdict, Lalit Modi said that he "will not have any role to play" in the upcoming BCCI AGM as the Supreme Court-appointed Mukul Mudgal committee has not submitted its report yet. The former IPL chairman also indicated that if...
  • IPL Scandal: Mudgal committee to submit interim report in SC on Friday Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court appointed probe commission headed by Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal will be submitting an interim report on betting and spot-fixing scandal related to IPL-6 on Friday. "The legal counsel will submit the report in Supreme Court on Friday," Mudgal told PTI on Thursday. He however, refused to furnish...
  • India may act against ISIS, NIA likely to file FIR against terror group to curb its activities Yesterday

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to file a case against Iraqi terror group ISIS and its chief Al-Baghdadi, sources said on Thursday. The FIR will be filed under section 121A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for waging war against India, the sources said. The FIR is...
  • Indian Super League launched in a star-studded ceremony 2 days ago

    The ISL, an IPL-style tournament involving eight city-based franchise teams, promises to revolutionise the country's football scene like never before. ...
  • Our aim is to work towards creating a football movement: Nita Ambani 2 days ago

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Sanjeeb Mukherjea, Indian Super League's founding chairperson Nita Ambani says she wants to give Indian football its rightful place in Indian sports. ...
  • Boxer Manoj Kumar to be considered again for Arjuna Award 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday said the case of boxer Manoj Kumar, who challenged the Arjuna Award committee's decision to not consider him for the honour, will be placed before the panel again and irrespective of its decision, the Sports Ministry will consider his eligibility for the award. The ministry,...
  • Indian Super League launched in a glitzy ceremony 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The Indian Super League (ISL), the first of its kind glamorous football league in India, was launched on Thursday by star team owners Sachin Tendulkar, John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and brand ambassador Varun Dhawan who promised to popularise the game and invest in the grassroot development of...
  • Sachin Tendulkar backs Indian Super League to be a success 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday threw his weight behind the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL), saying it was the way forward to unearth football talent in the cricket-mad country. "There is a lot of sporting talent in the country, but no platform to showcase the talent. Perhaps ISL is...
  • India to get new chief football coach 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The Indian team will soon have a new chief coach as the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Thursday decided not to renew incumbent Wim Koevarmans' contract but retain him as the technical director. The AIFF executive committee that met here on Thursday and decided not to renew Koevarmans' contract...
  • Football: Indian Super League officialy launched 2 days ago

    The Indian Super League was officially launched in Mumbai on Thursday in the presence of the founding chairperson Nita Ambani, AIFF President Praful Patel and the eight club owners. ...
  • Boxer Manoj Kumar gets another shot at Arjuna Award 2 days ago

    The Delhi High Court has asked the Sports Ministry to reconsider the name of 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Manoj Mumar for this year's Arjuna Award if he is deserving. ...
  • Bags destroyed by rats during journey; Railways to pay Rs 15,000 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian Railways has been held deficient by a consumer forum here which directed it to pay Rs 15,000 compensation to a retired serviceman, whose bags were damaged by rats in a train. New Delhi Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by C K Chaturvedi,...
  • I will return 'sooner rather than later', says Lalit Modi 2 days ago

    London: Former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi said he plans to return to India "sooner rather than later" after his passport was restored by the Delhi High Court on Wednesday. Modi has been living in exile in London since his passport was revoked by the Mumbai Regional Passport Office...