Monday, June 26, 2017

India thump West Indies in 2nd ODI (Second Lead)

Port of Spain |Monday, 2017 10:15:23 AM IST
India produced a strong all-round performance to thrash West Indies by 105 runs in the second One-Day International (ODI) at the Queen's Park Oval Stadium here on Sunday.... read..

Dream of developed India will be fulfilled: Modi tells Indian diaspora (Lead)

Washington |Monday, 2017 10:15:23 AM IST
Addressing the Indian diaspora here as the "members of family", Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised of a developed India in their lifetime.... read..

Haryana girl Manushi is Femina Miss India World 2017

Mumbai |Monday, 2017 10:15:23 AM IST
The 54th Femina Miss India World 2017 winner is Manushi Chhillar from Haryana, while the first runner-up is Sana Dua from Jammu and Kashmir and the second runner-up is Priyanka Kumari from Bihar.... read..

No country questioned India's surgical strike: Modi

Washington |Monday, 2017 10:15:14 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said no country has questioned India's surgical strike against terrorist launchpads in Pakistan and "India has succeeded in telling the world about the need to uproot the menace of terrorism".... read..

Dream of developed India will be fulfilled: Modi tells Indian diaspora

Washington |Monday, 2017 10:15:09 AM IST
Addressing the Indian diaspora here as the "members of family", Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised of a developed India in their lifetime.... read..

Prime Minister launches India-Portugal International Startup Hub

Lisbon | Saturday, Jun 24 2017 IST
Giving a new dimension to the bilateral ties between India and Portugal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa today launched the India-Portugal International Startup Hub, a platform developed to strengthen and boost th... read..

ISRO 'fills' space while Yoga makes 'India shine' on earth : Modi

New Delhi | Sunday, Jun 25 2017 IST
Applauding the space scientists of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the 'Mangalayan maneouvre' in space even after 1000 days of its launch "is the most ambitious mission of ISRO and stands testimony of the stupendous feat achieved by t... read..

Kolkata's hand-pulled rickshaws, a British Heritage in India's Colonial Treasure

By Biswamoy Mukherjee Kolkata | Sunday, Jun 25 2017 IST
The long parallel bars and colourful seats with the 'tung tang' rhythm of the bells make hand-pulld rickshaw an emblem of Kolkata tradition. Hand-pulled rickshaw is one of the oldest vehicles of Kolkata. It may be a matter of surprise that the ... read..

Indian, Pakistani troops trade fire on LoC

Jammu |Sunday, 2017 2:15:18 PM IST
Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy fire on Sunday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, a defence official said.... read..

Fusion food becomes a rage in India

New Delhi |Sunday, 2017 1:15:09 PM IST
International influences mixed with Indian flavours is something that is becoming big in India, say experts.... read..

India would need to bring 88 sq km land under waste disposal by 2050: Study

New Delhi | Sunday, Jun 25 2017 IST
Considering the present scenario of waste management in India, where most of the waste is dumped without treatment, it would require an estimated 88 square kilometer (sq km) of precious land to be brought under waste disposal through landfilling by 2050, ... read..

Uttam, Raj Babbar participates in 'Run for India'

Hyderabad | Sunday, Jun 25 2017 IST
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President Capt N Uttam Kumar Reddy, Uttar Pradesh Congress President Raj Babbar and other senior leaders participated in the 'Run for India' organised by Telangana Youth Congress at Necklace Raoad here to... read..

India Maintain Second Place in the Medal Tally at Junior Shooting World Championship

Kolkata | Sunday, Jun 25 2017 IST
India today added a Bronze to hold on to second place in the medal tally, with the help of a gallant fourth place finish by Saurabh Chaudhary in the Men's 10m Air Pistol individual event on competition day two of the International Shooting Sport Federat... read..

Railways lift Hockey India men's championship (A division) third time in a row

Lucknow | Sunday, Jun 25 2017 IST
Railway sports Promotion Board (RSPB) today won the Hockey India Senior Men Championship 2017 (A Division) third time in a row by beating strong contenders Punjab and Sindh Bank in a shoot-out here today. In the final, played at Mohammad Shahid Astr... read..

Pak fires unprovoked on Indian Posts in Rajouri, Army retaliates

Jammu | Sunday, Jun 25 2017 IST
In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani Army today violated the ceasefire agreement by firing unprovoked on forward posts in Nowshera sector on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. "At around 0630 hours, Pakis... read..

SL Navy apprehends 17 Indian fishermen, 3 boats

Pudukottai | Saturday, Jun 24 2017 IST
The Sri Lankan Navy reportedly detained 17 Indian fishermen and confiscated their three mechanized fishing trawlers in two separate incidents for cross border fishing, today. Unconfirmed reports reaching here said of the 17 incarcerated fishermen, te... read..

India, Portugal pledge to fight terror, boost economic, S&T cooperation

Lisbon | Saturday, Jun 24 2017 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived here today on a short working visit while on way to the US, had wide ranging discussions with his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa during which the two leaders agreed to deepen their cooperation against terror... read..

RBI releases Handbook on Indian states 2016-17

New Delhi | Saturday, Jun 24 2017 IST
In an effort to disseminate the wide-ranging data on regional economy, The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today released the second edition of its statistical publication titled "Handbook of Statistics on Indian States 2016-17". This publication follows ... read..

3-day Ganga-Danube: Cultural Festival of India in Hungary

New Delhi | Saturday, Jun 24 2017 IST
The three-day second edition of the "Ganga-Danube: Cultural Festival of India" and Third International Day of Yoga is going on in 15 cities of Hungary. Organised by Indian Embassy, the festival, which began on June 23, will conclude on June 25. The citi... read..

UN honours India for advancing SDGs

New Delhi | Saturday, Jun 24 2017 IST
India has been honoured by the United Nations with 2017 Public Service Awards, for its innovation and excellence in implementing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2017 Public Service Awards winners were announced during the UN Public Service Foru... read..

Infosys to distribute its wealth among investors in India, Abroad : Sesashayee

Bengaluru | Saturday, Jun 24 2017 IST
Infosys Ltd, the second largest homegrown IT services company in India, today said it would distribute its wealth accordingly among its investors both in India and abroad. Disclosing this at the 36th AGM, Chairman of the Board Mr R Sesashayee sai... read..

Hero HWL: India whips Pak 6-1

London | Saturday, Jun 24 2017 IST
The Indian men's hockey team outclassed Pakistan after a clinical performance in the classification match of the Hero Hockey World League Semi Final here today. With the help of Ramandeep Singh and Mandeep Singh's splendid two-ball goals, India trounce... read..

Manohar Lal describes introduction of GST as good initiative for reform of Indian economy

Chandigarh | Saturday, Jun 24 2017 IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal today described the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) system as a good initiative for reform of the Indian economy, which would lead to shrinking of red-tapism, and facilitate consumers and traders by reducing... read..

ICC Women's World Cup: India posts 282-run target before England

Derby | Saturday, Jun 24 2017 IST
Riding on a brilliant 144-run partnership between openers Smriti Mandhana and Punam Raut followed by half-century from Mithali Raj, India posted a strong 281/3 against England in the opening match of the ICC Women's cricket World Cup here today. Whi... read..

Eight Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Nagapattinam | Saturday, Jun 24 2017 IST
Continuing its aggressive stance, the Sri Lankan Maritime forces arrested eight more Indian fishermen and confiscated a steel hull bottom trawler on the alleged charges of violating the Maritime boundary of the Island nation and indulged in illegal fishin... read..

No decision yet on Air India privatisation: Raju

New Delhi | Saturday, Jun 24 2017 IST
Minister for Civil Aviation P Ashok Gajapathy Raju today said that his Ministry has not taken any decision related to the privatisation of Air India. Talking to reporters here today, Mr Raju said that Government was receiving suggestions from various qua... read..

Higher education to play pivotal role in bridging India's skill gap: IBM study

New Delhi [India] | June 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
IBM has announced a study conducted by the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) in cooperation with the Economist Intelligence Unit, to evaluate India's growing skills challenge and proposed recommendations to bridge the gap.... read..

No restriction on exchange of Qatari riyals in India: RBI

Mumbai |Friday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Acting on reports that some authorised entities were not accepting Qatari riyals, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday clarified that it has not restricted the exchange of the currency.... read..

Hockey India member units celebrate Olympic Day 2017

New Delhi | Friday, Jun 23 2017 IST
Over 35 Hockey India's member units marked the International Olympic Day today with the celebrations involving young and old, men and women, from different regions and from different backgrounds who came together and rejoiced the momentous occasion celebr... read..

India discusses with China difficulties faced by Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims

New Delhi | Friday, Jun 23 2017 IST
India is in discussion with Chinese side on some difficulties being faced by Kailash Mansarovar yatris who have proceeded for the pilgrimage via Nathua La pass. ``Yes, there are some difficulties being experienced in movement of Kailash Mansarovar yatris... read..

West Indies opt to bowl against India in first ODI

Port of Spain |Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
The West Indies won the toss and elected to field against India in their first One-Day International (ODI) cricket match at the Queen's Park Oval here on Friday.... read..

Ford India recalls 39,000 units of Fiesta, Figo models

New Delhi |Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Automobile manufacturer Ford India on Friday said it has decided to recall 39,315 units of Ford Fiesta Classic and previous-generation Ford Figo vehicles because of a potential technical concern.... read..

Indian passports to be bilingual: Government

New Delhi |Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
All Indian passports will henceforth be in both English and Hindi and 10 per cent discount will be offered in passport fees to applicants below the age of eight and above 60, the government announced on Friday.... read..

T-Hub puts Indian startups on the global map

Hyderabad | Friday, Jun 23 2017 IST
T-Hub, India's fastest growing startup engine is playing a prominent role in enabling India and International startups to network with potential investors, clients and like-minded enterprises on a global platform through three acclaimed international conf... read..

India face England in Women's World Cup opener (Preview)

Derby (UK) |Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
India are expected to face a tough task when they take on hosts England on the opening day of the ICC Women's World Cup cricket tournament here on Saturday.... read..

Young India looking at unconventional career choices

New Delhi |Friday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
Young Indians are keen on unconventional and new career choices, online learning and engagement at work, a study said on Friday.... read..

West Indies win toss, opt to bowl against India in first ODI

Trinidad | Friday, Jun 23 2017 IST
Winning the toss here at the Queen's Park Oval, West Indies captain Jason Holder opted to field first against India in the first One Day International (ODI) of the five match series. The hosts will be playing with a not so experienced side, while... read..

BCCI extends time limit for India coach candidates

New Delhi |Friday, 2017 10:45:06 PM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday extended the time limit for submission of applications for the position of head coach of the Indian team.... read..

BYN Mellon India improved lives of nearly 3 lakh people through CSR programmes in Pune, Chennai

Pune | Friday, Jun 23 2017 IST
BYN Mellon India, an investment company based in city, today claimed that it had improved the lives of nearly 3 lakh people through an array of corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes. Talking to reporters here on the sidelines of the 'L... read..

India, Russia agree to road map to give further push to defence ties

New Delhi | Friday, Jun 23 2017 IST
India and Russia today agreed to a roadmap for the development of bilateral defence cooperation for which a Protocol has been signed. The roadmap includes specific activities to be concluded by both sides, and aims to enhance cooperation in the fie... read..

Ahead of Modi-Trump meet, U.S expresses eagerness in strengthening ties with India

Washington [U.S.] | June 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets President Donald Trump for the first time in Washington, the State Department has said that United States is looking forward to strengthen its ties with India... read..

Key Indian equity indices trade flat during early session

Mumbai |Friday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
Key Indian equity market indices opened flat on Friday following global cues.... read..

India backs UN to refer Mauritius-Britain dispute to ICJ

United Nations |Friday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
Defying London and Washington, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has voted to refer to the world court the dispute between Britain and Mauritius over the Chagos Archipelago where the strategic US Indian Ocean military base is located on the Diego Garcia isla... read..

Manufactured facts cannot alter reality: India on Jadhav's new confessional video

New Delhi [India] | June 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Hours after Pakistan's Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) released a statement in which it said that a mercy petition has been filed by alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa against his death sentence, ... read..

IRDAI bars Sahara India Life from selling life policies

Chennai |Friday, 2017 8:45:06 PM IST
India's insurance sector regulator, IRDAI on Friday barred private insurer Sahara India Life Insurance Company Ltd from accepting new life insurance policies.... read..

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra issue being discussed with China: India

New Delhi |Friday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
India on Friday said that there were "some difficulties" in the movement of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra pilgrims via Nathu La in Sikkim but discussions were on with China.... read..

Indian passports to be bilingual: Sushma (Lead)

New Delhi |Friday, 2017 8:45:06 PM IST
Indian passports will henceforth be in both English and Hindi and 10 per cent discount will be given in passport fees to applicants below the age of eight and above 60, the government announced on Friday.... read..

India's first under-water tunnel for EW Metro beneath Ganga completed ahead of time

Kolkata | Friday, Jun 23 2017 IST
India's first under-water tunnel- linking Howrah and Kolkata - under the Hooghly river ( Ganga), for East-West Metro connectivity completed well ahead of scheduled time, announced Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation (KMRC) here today. The tunnel is vita... read..

Germany lobbies for Indian railway projects

BERLIN | Friday, Jun 23 2017 IST
Berlin is lobbying for German firms to win business revamping India's creaking railway network, one of several countries attracted by the scale of India's transport needs and which are campaigning to export their technology. The economy ministry said ... read..

India launches Liveability Index for 116 cities

New Delhi |Friday, 2017 9:45:06 PM IST
The central government on Friday launched the "City Liveability Index" - a first of its kind initiative introduced by the Urban Development Ministry - to measure the quality of life in 116 major cities including capital cities and those with population ov... read..

Secure Connection expands Honeywell product range in India

New Delhi |Friday, 2017 7:15:06 PM IST
Global consumer electronics major Secure Connection on Friday announced the expansion of its "Platinum Series" product range of Honeywell Electronic Essentials in India.... read..
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