WORLD

  • Japanese maglev train sets world speed record, clocks 603 kilometres per hour 3 hours 8 minutes ago

    Tokyo: Central Japan Railway's high-speed train broke its own world speed record on Tuesday, clocking 603 kilometres per hour (374.69 miles per hour), after having set the previous record less than a week ago. The maglev magnetically levitated train broke the record during a 42-km test run in Yamanashi, a district...
  • Just when you thought a T-Rex was deadly enough, here comes 'Jurassic World' 3 hours 37 minutes ago

    Los Angeles:'Jurassic Park' fans have had a glimpse of the long-awaited fourth instalment in the dinosaur disaster franchise, with the release of the film's trailer heralding a terrifying new predator. Twenty-two years after the events of 'Jurassic Park', the film is set at the 'Jurassic World' dinosaur theme park on Nuba...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 10 hours 47 minutes ago

    Junior CJs from World Vision India get us stories that matter to them and to other children across the country. @meghamamgain, @tweetyvandy , @akanshapradeep, @runjhunsharmas, @ShylajaVarma Video Editor: Narendra Kumar ...
  • World Vision’s Junior CJ’s 10 hours 57 minutes ago

    Citizen Journalist Show in partnership with World Vision India gets us the story of Arjun, who not only fought drug abuse but is now setting an example for many children like him to follow. ...
  • China, Pakistan ink CPEC, 50 other deals on Xi Jinping's historic visit Yesterday

    Islamabad: China on Monday struck as many as 51 agreements with all-weather ally Pakistan, including the multibillion dollar economic corridor through the PoK that will expand the communist giant's influence in India's neighbourhood. Chinese President Xi Jinping formally unveiled the ambitious 3,000 km-long China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) during his historic maiden...
  • Qatar floats idea of housing 12,000 football fans on ships Yesterday

    Doha: Qatar plans to accomodate some 12,000 football fans on cruise ships during the World Cup in 2022, a spokesman for the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) said on Monday. The proposal for "floating hotels" is a revival of an idea which was initially rejected two years ago. However, Qatar is now seeking...
  • The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will be the best ever: Sepp Blatter Yesterday

    Moscow: Nothing will stop Russia from hosting the best World Cup in the tournament's history in 2018, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on a visit to one of the host venues Sochi on Monday. "I am a happy and proud president. I am proud that Russia is getting ready to host...
  • Sponsored: Wins, the analytics advantage in Cricket Yesterday

    If cricket is religion in India, the World Cup is the ultimate test of its devotees' faith. Cricket is a game that has rules on and off the playing field. A match is seldom watched alone, in quiet solitude. The world and its uncle suddenly become connoisseurs and each has their...
  • Sponsored: Wins - the analytics advantage in Cricket Yesterday

    If cricket is religion in India, the World Cup is the ultimate test of its devotees' faith. Cricket is a game that has rules on and off the playing field. A match is seldom watched alone, in quiet solitude. The world and its uncle suddenly become connoisseurs and each has their...
  • Why Lake George, the 'Queen of American Lakes', is also the 'world's smartest lake Yesterday

    New Delhi: Who would have thought a glacially sculpted basin filled by clear waters could be turned into a 'smart' water body to study Big Data! IBM and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute along with a local non-profit organization-The Fund for Lake George, have turned New York's Lake George into the...
  • Mohammad Nabi quits as Afghanistan captain 2 days ago

    Mohammad Nabi resigned as captain of Afghanistan on Sunday (April 19) following the team's 2015 World Cup campaign in Australia and New Zealand last month. Nabi said his lack of form was one of the primary reasons for stepping down. "I have served Afghanistan's national team as captain for more than...
  • Star wrestler Sushil Kumar sets sights on World Championships 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Double Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar has set his sights on the prestigious World Championships in the United States in September to start his preparations for next year's Rio Games in right earnest. Sushil, who will skip next month's Asian Championships in Doha, on Sunday said that he would...
  • Brazil's FIFA World Cup winner Paulo Cesar sells medal to buy cocaine 2 days ago

    Rio de Janeiro: Paulo Cesar, a member of Brazil's famed 1970 football World Cup winning team, has admitted he sold the gold medal to buy cocaine. The former Brazilian star said on Saturday he regretted selling the "precious medal", reports Xinhua. The 65-year-old Cesar, who had played for famous Brazilian clubs Botafogo,...
  • CSA denies interference in World Cup semifinal playing XI 2 days ago

    Cricket South Africa (CSA) has categorically denied interfering in selection of the team's playing XI for the World Cup semifinal against New Zealand last month. An official CSA statement was sent out on Saturday (April 18) following a factual examination done by three independent directors of the board. Reports over possible instructions...
  • Serena Williams beats Camila Giorgi to give US 1-0 lead over Italy 3 days ago

    Italy: Top-ranked Serena Williams overcame a stiff challenge in the opening set for a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Camila Giorgi on Saturday to give the United States a 1-0 lead over Italy in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. Neither player broke serve in a highly competitive first set, which...
  • Indian men bank on P Harikrishna in World Team Chess championship 3 days ago

    Grandmaster P Harikrishna will be the driving force as a slightly depleted Indian team will take on some of the finest teams in the World Team Chess championship. Harikrishna, the lone Indian in the top fifty of world ranking besides Viswanathan Anand, along with Krishnan Sasikiran has a task cut out. SP...
  • Australia foils alleged terror attack for Gallipoli centenary: Police 3 days ago

    Sydney: Hundreds of Australian police on Saturday arrested five teens planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack next week at an event to mark the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli during World War One, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. More than 200 police were involved in a series of raids in...
  • Indian women seek glory in World Team Chess Championship 3 days ago

    Chengdu: Led by world number three Koneru Humpy, the Indian women's team will look for an unprecedented medal haul when it competes in the World Team Chess Championship that gets underway in Chengdu. Humpy, who was ousted in the quarter-finals of the world women championship recently, will be the mainstay while...
  • World Bank chief praises PM Modi's Jan Dhan Yojna 3 days ago

    Washington: The World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim on Friday said that the "strong visionary leadership" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has resulted in "extraordinary effort" by India on financial inclusion of its people. The World Bank in a report released this week said by January 2015, 125 million bank accounts...
  • 'Amazingly intact' World War II aircraft carrier found in Pacific 4 days ago

    Los Angeles: Experts have discovered a World War II US aircraft carrier that is "amazingly intact" despite languishing on the bottom of the Pacific for more than 60 years. The former USS Independence is resting in 2,600 feet (800 meters) of water off California's Farallon Islands with its hull and flight...
  • I hope to maintain my position as World No.1, says Saina Nehwal 5 days ago

    Saina Nehwal regained the number one position in international rankings after Xuerui dropped a couple of rungs to third in the latest list issued. ...
  • Money forced me to quit Zimbabwe and play county: Brendan Taylor 5 days ago

    Nottingham: Former Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor has said his decision to retire from international cricket and play for English county Nottinghamshire was primarily because of financial benefits. Taylor reportedly earned around 250 Australian dollars before tax for his World Cup efforts. In contrast, established county cricketers could expect to earn between...
  • Is cricket no longer the sought-after sport for advertisers in India? 5 days ago

    Cricket is not just a sport but almost a religion for India, home to over a billion people. The gentleman's game has captured the imagination of millions of fans and ruled over their hearts for ages. However, the sport seems to be gradually losing its sheen to other sports that...
  • Novak Djokovic, Genzebe Dibaba bag Laureus Awards 6 days ago

    Shanghai: Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and Ethiopian sprinter Genzebe Dibaba were named the Laureus Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year respectively in a glittering ceremony on Wednesday. The ceremony also saw the induction of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar into the Laureus Academy. Djokovic pipped Lewis Hamilton (UK), Renaud Lavillenie (France),...
  • Indian Shooter Chain Singh misses World Cup finals by a point 6 days ago

    Changwon: India's rifle troika of Olympic bronze medallist Gagan Narang, Chain Singh and Sanjeev Rajput, who survived their respective elimination rounds on Tuesday, failed to make it to the 50m Rifle 3 Positions finals on Wednesday at the shooting World Cup (Rifle/Pistol). The closest to the final berth was Chain Singh,...
  • India remain No. 2 in ODI rankings 6 days ago

    Dubai: The Indian team have retained their second position in the one-day internationals rankings list after finishing as semifinalists in the recently-concluded World Cup. With 116 points, India are placed just six points behind world champions Australia, who have garnered 122 rating points to their credit. India are followed by South Africa...
  • I started when I was 6 with the dream of being No. 1: Sania Mirza 6 days ago

    Sania Mirza created history by becoming the first female tennis player from India to achieve the world number one rank in doubles, following her stupendous title win at the WTA Family Circle Cup with partner Martina Hingis. ...
  • Struggling Mumbai Indians miss Tendulkar, their most consistent batsman ever 6 days ago

    Sachin Tendulkar is not strongly associated with the shortest form of the game. He played just one T20I match in his career - in 2006 against South Africa; it was India's debut T20I match as well. For the record, he made 10 but thanks to two Dineshs (Karthik and Mongia)...
  • Fast bowling dying due to cricket overkill: Michael Holding 6 days ago

    Shanghai: West Indian legend Michael Holding has been impressed with the growth of fast bowling India but rued the decline of the art in world cricket due to an overkill of the game. "I was very impressed with Indian fast bowlers, especially Mohit Sharma and Mohammad Shami. It was surprising to...
  • Virat Kohli needs to learn from Dhoni: Steve Waugh 6 days ago

    Shanghai: Australia's World Cup winning captain Steve Waugh feels Indian star Virat Kohli should learn from Mahendra Singh Dhoni to keep his emotions in check and mature as a captain. Kohli took over the reigns of Test captaincy from Dhoni, who announced his shock retirement from the longest format post the...