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  • Dissent within JDU over alliance with RJD 1 hour 55 minutes ago

    Patna: There seems to be a divide in the Janata Dal United (JDU) over the party joining hands with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). Five political parties including RJD, JDU and Mulayam Singh's Samajwadi Party are coming together to form a Janata Parivar at the national level. However, there seems...
  • 2 sackings and different situations: Sujatha Singh is not Venkateshwaran and 2015 is not 1987 3 hours 9 minutes ago

    "We might flatter ourselves that we are doing something extremely valuable for the country, but unless it is also perceived as such by our countrymen, they might well conclude our contribution is not worthwhile..." The above is an extract from a letter dated April 30, 1986. sent by AP Venkateswaran to...
  • Why Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is the best man for the job 3 hours 46 minutes ago

    A lot of hue and cry is being made about the rather abrupt manner in which the previous Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh was curtailed of her services and her junior and Ambassador to the US, S Jaishankar was appointed in her place. And that too, just a couple of days...
  • 15 jokes on Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone from AIB Knockout that left us in splits 4 hours 4 minutes ago

    AIB Knockout was one hell of a show where Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh were roasted to an extent that they got charred quite literally. Not even a single panel member at the Knockout was spared. Most of the jokes were around Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. Here...
  • Subrahmanyam Jaishankar takes charge as Foreign Secretary amidst controversy 4 hours 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Even as Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Thursday took charge as the new Foreign Secretary of India after the Central Government sacked his predecessor Sujatha Singh, the move is likely to lead to discontent among several senior Indian Foreign Service officers. Jaishankar, who turned 60 on January 9, was due...
  • Watch: This AIB 'roast' of actors Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh must be viewed with headphones ON. Seriously 5 hours 50 minutes ago

    In the beginning, the comedy collective All India Backchod endevour to define the idea of celebrity roasting. But despite all formal definitions, the best that works is given by 'roast master', filmmaker Karan Johar. He says, "Let the filth begin".From unabashedly inappropriate jokes, to toilet humour and digs on each...
  • Col MN Rai's body brought to New Delhi, to be cremated with military honours 7 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, the commanding officer of 42 Rashtriya Rifles, will be cremated in New Delhi on Thursday after he was martyred along with one policeman in an encounter with Hijbul Mujahideen terrorists in Tral area of Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday evening. The brave soldier...
  • Jaishankar made foreign secretary as a reward for Obama's visit to India on Republic Day, say sources 16 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian Ambassador to the US, S Jaishankar, has been appointed as the new Foreign Secretary. He replaces Sujatha Singh who has resigned with immediate effect. Sources said Jaishankar has been rewarded for US President Barack Obama's visit to India. "He convinced the White House for Obama's visit to India...
  • Who is new Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar? 17 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: S Jaishankar, who on Wednesday was appointed as the new Foreign Secretary, replaces Sujatha Singh on the post. He was the Ambassador to the US, having been appointed in December, 2013. Jaishankar's performance as the Indian Ambassador to the US has catapulted him to the post of the coveted...
  • Indian Ambassador to US S Jaishankar is new Foreign Secretary, replaces Sujatha Singh 17 hours 45 minutes ago

    New Delhi: In a major shakeup in the External Affairs Ministry, the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday appointed India's Ambassador to the US, S Jaishankar, as the new Foreign secretary. He replaces Sujatha Singh. The major change comes just a day after US President Barack Obama left the country after a...
  • Advantage India if wickets are slow and low in World Cup: Dravid 20 hours 28 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Thursday said that the upcoming World Cup is going to be a challenge for the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team, which should hope for the Australian and New Zealand wickets to remain slow and supportive of spin. "It's going to be a challenge, it is...
  • Government in J&K will be in place soon: Rajnath Singh 21 hours 2 minutes ago

    Allahabad: BJP, which is in talks with PDP for government-formation in Jammu and Kashmir, on Wednesdat said a "democratic government" will be in place in the state soon as broad contours for having an alliance was being finalised. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, without disclosing the details about the parleys,...
  • India wants border issue resolution with China with 'honesty' 22 hours 7 minutes ago

    Kanpur: Asserting that it has no territorial ambitions, India on Wednesday said it wants to resolve all issues with China with "honesty" and asked it to come forward to end the "perceptional differences" over the border. Home Minister Rajnath Singh also sounded unperturbed by the increasing cooperation and friendship between China...
  • India's five worries ahead of England shootout 23 hours 42 minutes ago

    It's a no-brainer for India and England. A simple equation. Win and go through to play Australia in the final. The two teams, however, took opposite routes to set up a straight shootout. England beat India fair and square in their first meeting, while India, having lost two games in...
  • Sunanda murder: Will consider Tharoor innocent unless proved guilty by court, says Amar Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi Police's Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing Sunanda Pushkar death case on Wednesday examined former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh for about two hours and asked 20 questions. Emerging out of the interrogation, Singh refused to divulge the contents of the questions which were asked by the SIT. "The...
  • Hockey Olympian Jaswant Singh Rajput passes away Yesterday

    Kolkata: Two-time gold medal winning hockey Olympian Jaswant Singh Rajput,88, passed away on Wednesday morning following a prolonged illness, according to the Bengal Hockey Association. "He was suffering from age related illness for more than a month and was looked after by his niece at his Bradford Lane residence near Park...
  • Sunanda death case: Delhi Police SIT quizzes Amar Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi Police's Special Investigation Team probing Sunanda Pushkar death case on Wednesday summoned former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh for questioning. "SIT has informed me that Amar Singh has been called in for questioning. He is being quizzed," said Delhi Police chief BS Bassi. Amar Singh had claimed that...
  • Overlooked but not overworked, Pankaj Singh still a romantic figure Yesterday

    When Pankaj Singh stood at the top of his run up at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Test debut against England in July last year, he not only had the experience of having taken 300 first-class wickets from ten hard-toiling seasons to dig into, but also carried the wishes...
  • Happy that Barack Obama took my name, says Milkha Singh Yesterday

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, legendary sprinter Milkha Singh said, "I'm happy that Barack Obama took my name along with Mary Kom and Shah Rukh Khan. My story is similar to Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi." Addressing a Town hall event at the Siri Fort auditorium on the third...
  • Modi a megalomaniac, addressing US President 'Barack' "improper": Digvijaya Singh Yesterday

    Bhopal: The blossoming chemistry between the two might have led Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address US President Barack Obama by his first name during their joint media interaction on Sunday, but Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh is not impressed and finds it "improper". One of the fiercest critics of Modi,...
  • Digvijay Singh takes a jibe at Modi on 'Ghar Wapsi' issue Yesterday

    New Delhi: Taking a cue from US President Barack Obama's speech calling for religious freedom, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Tuesday took a jibe at Narendra Modi wondering whether the Prime Minister would advise his friends in the Sangh Parivar to stop justifying 'Ghar Wapsi'. "Would Modi take his friend Barack's...
  • East Bengal to face Bengaluru FC in I-League Yesterday

    Kolkata: Smarting from their shock defeat against Pune FC at home, reigning champions and Federation Cup winners Bengaluru FC will face formidable East Bengal in the Hero I-League football tournament at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, here on Tuesday. With one point from two matches, BFC have slipped to 10th place...
  • Thankful to Barack Obama for acknowledging me: Mary Kom 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Pleasantly surprised after Barack Obama took her name while talking about Indian achievers, celebrated Indian woman boxer MC Mary Kom said on Tuesday that it felt proud to be acknowledged by the US President. Addressing a Town hall event at the Siri Fort auditorium on the third and final...
  • For some, World Cup 2015 may end up as a swan song 2 days ago

    Since the first edition in 1975 to the last in 2011, the cricket World Cup has always served as the biggest platform for each participating teams and their players to showcase their talent. From Clive Lloyd lifting the Cup in 1975 to Mahendra Singh Dhoni's trophy-clinching six at the Wankhede...
  • 'Kick 2' teaser: Ravi Teja stares into wild wasteland; picks up a shovel, gets ready for action 2 days ago

    Directed by Surender Reddy, 'Kick 2' will feature Ravi Teja and Rakul Preet Singh in key roles. The film has been produced by Nandamuri Kalyanram, under NTR Arts banner. The music for 'Kick 2' has been composed by SS Thaman. ...
  • Punjab Warriors beat Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-2 in HIL 2 days ago

    Punjab Warriors registered their second victory in this year's Hero Hockey India League (HIL), beating Uttar Pradesh Wizards 3-2 on Monday. Warriors got their goals from Varun Kumar (12th minute), SV Sunil (27th) and Sandeep Singh (42nd), while Wizards skipper VR Raghunath converted two penalty corners in the seventh and 53rd...
  • HIL: Ranchi Rays rally to hold Delhi Waveriders to a 2-2 draw 2 days ago

    Ranchi: Ranchi Rays came from two goals behind to hold defending champions Delhi Waveriders 2-2 in a Hero Hockey India League encounter at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium here Monday. Waveriders took the 2-0 lead through Akashdeep Singh (third minute) and Danish Mujtaba (27th) before the hosts got their goals from Australian...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee hosts 'At Home' reception for US President Obama 2 days ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Republic Day hosted 'At Home' reception for US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle on Monday evening at the decked-up Mughal Garden of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. The couple, who just hours before attended the Republic Day parade, were the centre of attention...
  • Looking to improve wrestling's medal tally in Rio: Satpal Singh 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Ecstatic to be named for the Padma Bhushan award, India's most decorated wrestling coach Satpal Singh says the honour has motivated him to work harder and his aim now is to improve the country's medal tally in wrestling in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Satpal, who was on Sunday named...