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Xi: Ready for bloody battle, won't cede an inch of Chinese territory

33 min 35 sec ago
​​"The Chinese people have been indomitable and persistent. We are resolved to fight the bloody battle against our enemies, and on the basis of independence we are determined to recapture the relics," he said in a nationally televised speech.

Several people shot at US school in Maryland

2 hours 8 min ago
​​Multiple people were shot and their condition was not yet clear, ABC News reported, citing the St. Mary's County sheriff. The shooting took place at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County, about 70 miles (110 km) south of Washington.

Anguished Naidu cancels dinner for MPs

3 hours 54 min ago
At a meeting with the floor leaders of various parties in his chamber today, the RS Chairman conveyed anguish over the ongoing stalemate in the House and informed them of his decision to cancel the dinner.

How Iraqi authorities found bodies of Indians who were killed by ISIS

5 hours 35 min ago
The killing was a "heinous crime carried out by Daesh terrorist gangs," Iraqi official Najiha Abdul-Amir al-Shimari told reporters. Daesh is the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group.

'I was never tortured': Saudi prince Al-Waleed 'forgives' hotel ordeal

6 hours 32 min ago
Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, dubbed the Warren Buffett of Saudi Arabia, was released from the now-notorious Ritz-Carlton hotel in early January after an undisclosed financial agreement with the government.

May take 8-10 days to bring back bodies: V K Singh

7 hours 6 sec ago
"There will be legal processes. We are waiting for information from there (Iraq). It may take 8-10 days (to bring back the bodies)," Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh told reporters outside Parliament.

IAF plane crashes in Mayurbhunj, Odisha

7 hours 21 min ago
An Indian Air Force (IAF) Hawk advanced trainer jet crashed Tuesday in Odisha's Mayurbhunj district near the Jharhkhand border. The trainee pilot helming the plane ejected himself safely but received some injuries.

How Lingayat decision can impact Karnataka polls

8 hours 50 min ago
In a move that is expected to have a huge impact on the assembly elections in Karnaraka, the Siddaramaiah government decided on Monday to declare Lingayats as a religious minority and include the Veerashaivas who follow Basavanna as a group within the community.

M Natarajan – a man who claimed to be kingmaker

11 hours 37 min ago
Natarajan, who died in Chennai on Tuesday morning at the age of 74, had played a role, silent nevertheless, in his wife getting closer to Jayalalithaa and emerging stronger and once there, to not only control the AIADMK, but also the state administration from behind the scene.

K'taka gamble: Will Cong reap poll harvest or end up with egg on face?

13 hours 6 min ago
The Lingayat community, particularly in North Karnataka, has distanced itself from the Congress ever since the party unceremoniously removed Veerendra Patil, a Lingayat, from the CM’s post in 1990.

Can Karthik be utilised as India's new finisher?

13 hours 30 min ago
'Calm' Karthik could be Dhoni’s successor when it comes to pulling off tight chases.

Sasikala’s husband M Natarajan dies aged 74

15 hours 15 min ago
M Natarajan, husband of jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala, died at 1:30am on Tuesday, a release from Gleneagles Global Health here said.

Karnataka clears minority status for Lingayats

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 21:30
In a political gamble close to the assembly polls, the Siddaramaiah government decided on Monday to declare Lingayats as a religious minority and include the Veerashaivas who follow Basavanna as a group within the community. The move is expected to have a huge impact on the assembly polls.

Bring 4 crore workers under welfare laws, says SC

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 21:14
In a bid to ensure relief to more than four crore construction workers, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to treat them as formal sector employees by bringing them within the ambit of social welfare laws and provide benefits like paid maternity leave, provident fund and minimum wage.

Indian doctors doubt new global diabetes norms

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 21:04
​Medical practitioners here in India feel the guidelines which recommend relaxing blood sugar targets will, not only lead to serious complications in diabetics, but also confusion in treatment protocol, advising that these should be ignored for Indians.

Kejriwal says sorry to Gadkari, Sibal’s son

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 20:57
A Delhi court acquitted Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in two defamation cases — one filed by Union minister Nitin Gadkari and the other by advocate Amit Sibal, son of Congress leader Kapil Sibal — after he tendered written apologies. Kejriwal had earlier apologised to Akali leader B S Majithia.

PLA trying to outflank Indian post in Doklam?

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 20:40
China’s road and other military infrastructure construction in the Doklam area near the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction continues to cause concern in the Indian security establishment, with People’s Liberation Army now trying to circumvent Indian troop positions with an road axis in the region.

Pakistan protests as pilgrims denied visas for Ajmer

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 20:26
Diplomatic tensions between India and Pakistan intensified on Monday with Islamabad protesting against the denial of visas to over 500 pilgrims seeking to visit Ajmer Sharif and India saying “prevailing circumstances” and absence of security clearances were the reasons for its decision.

TDP, YSRC gear up for no-trust motion showdown

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 18:18
After opposition parties once again stalled proceedings in the Lok Sabha today, the TDP and YSR Congress have preemptively directed its MPs to be present in the Parliament to ensure that the no-confidence motion against the union government gets tabled tomorrow.

Saudi Crown Prince: Women are 'absolutely' equal

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 16:54
The powerful crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, 32, arrives in the United States on Monday for an extended visit during which he is scheduled to meet President Donald Trump and tour a number of American cities.

Pak woman admits to meeting cricketer Shami

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 16:08
After days of speculations, Alishba has now admitted meeting Shami in Dubai when he was returning from South Africa. Alishba also claimed that she has been in touch with Shami ever since India's defeat to Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy final.

Memory for a lifetime: Karthik on last-ball six

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 14:34
Dinesh Karthik is no Hrishikesh Kanitkar or Joginder Sharma but the Indian batsman is not complaining about the "memories of a lifetime" that his last-ball six against Bangladesh created.

Arvind Kejriwal apologises to Nitin Gadkari

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:26
In the letter to Nitin Gadkari, Kejriwal wrote, "I have nothing personal against you. I regret the same. Let us put the incident behind us&bring the court proceedings to a closure."

Arvind Kejriwal apologises to Nitin Gadkari

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:26
In the letter to Nitin Gadkari, Kejriwal wrote, "I have nothing personal against you. I regret the same. Let us put the incident behind us&bring the court proceedings to a closure."

Chinese hackers targeting WhatsApp: Indian Army

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:19
“The Chinese use all kinds of platforms to penetrate your digital world. Whatsapp groups are a new way of hacking into your system. Chinese numbers starting with +86 barge into your groups and start extracting all the data,” a video tweeted by the ADGPI said.

Here's why Rohit didn't watch DK's last ball-six

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 06:00
With five runs needed off one delivery, the spectators in the crowd and viewers all over the world would have had their eyes set on Soumya Sarkar and Dinesh Karthik in the final of the Nidahas Trophy 2018, but that was not the case for the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, who did not watch Karthik hit that sensational six.

After Cong, SBSP calls ally BJP 'drunk on power'

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 05:38
A day after the opposition Congress said the BJP is 'drunk on power', it was joined by an ally of the saffron party, the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP), which voiced similar sentiments. The SBSP joins another ally, Lok Janshakti Party, in criticising it for "ignoring" the poor, minorities and Dalits.

Live: No-confidence motion likely in LS today

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 03:43
YSR Congress and Telugu Desam Party will push for acceptance of their notices for no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government when Lok Sabha meets today. Stay here for live updates

Karthik’s epic and other last-ball finishes

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 03:40
Dinesh Karthik’s last-ball six off Soumya Sarkar on Sunday night has found pride of place at the top of the list of best finishes in Twenty20 internationals, because it was delivered against the odds in the final of a T20I tri-series.

I have been practising these shots, says Karthik

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 03:36
"I have been practising these shots - having a strong base and then hitting from there. Happy to be where I'm and thanks to the support staff who have kept on supporting me for the last few months," Dinesh Karthik said after the match.

YSR Cong, TDP to push for no-trust motion today

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 23:26
YSR Congress and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) will push for acceptance of their notices for no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government when Lok Sabha meets on Monday amid no signs of a let-up in the Parliament deadlock.

3 directors of Mumbai firm held for Rs 4K cr fraud

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 21:46
Bhawarlal Bhandari, Premal Goragandhi and Kamlesh Kanungo were arrested by the economic offences wing on Friday for cheating, forgery, breach of trust and criminal conspiracy following a complaint by Axis Bank against the firm for cheating it of Rs 250 crore.

Putin wins another six years at Russia's helm

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 20:54
Russian President Vladimir Putin won a landslide re-election victory on Sunday, extending his rule over the world's largest country for another six years at a time when his ties with the West are on a hostile trajectory.

India looks to change global ‘naysayer’ image

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 20:40
As India plays host to commerce ministers of over 40 countries on Monday and Tuesday in New Delhi in a “mini-ministerial”, the primary idea, top government officials said, was to change India’s image — from the “no” country to one that was open to engaging others on old and new issues, becoming a facilitator for discussions leading to a consensus, being a problem solver.

Kejri apology: How Gadkari drove a hard bargain

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 20:33
Sources said Kejriwal tendered an informal apology to Gadkari last year, but talks for a formal regret began about four months back. Two close aides of the AAP chief had held several rounds of discussion with Gadkari and his associates to arrive at the decision.

Rahul targets PM in most personal attack yet

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 20:30
With a packed house in rapt attention at his first major presidential address at the AICC plenary session, Rahul picked on absconders Nirav Modi and Lalit Modi to say “the man who carried out the biggest theft in India” and “the most corrupt man in cricket” shared the same name as the PM.

Govt moves on integrated theatre commands

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 20:25
India has finally taken the first step towards eventually having integrated theatre commands, where all the manpower and assets of the Army, Navy and IAF are under the operational control of a single three-star general, by amending command and control rules for joint organisations and establishments.

84% of GST returns filed for July-Dec don't match with final returns

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 16:48
With only 16 per cent of the summary sales returns under GST matching with the final returns, the revenue department has started to analyse major gaps with a view to check any possible tax evasion.

Karthik heroics helps India beat Bangladesh to win Nidahas Trophy

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 16:34
Dinesh Karthik smacked a six off the last ball to help India register a thrilling four-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the final of the Nidahas Trophy T20 Tri-Series at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday.

Final live: Chahal double-strike rattles Bangladesh

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 14:03
Get live score updates of the final of Nidahas Trophy between India and Bangladesh on Times of India

Tri-series Final Live: India opt to bowl v B'desh

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 14:03
Get live score updates of the final of Nidahas Trophy between India and Bangladesh on Times of India

'Kohli says Dhoni irreplaceable in limited overs'

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 09:59
India cricket captain Virat Kohli feels that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is indispensable when it comes to limited-overs cricket and that his cricketing acumen is an asset for the team.

Post-nuclear disaster Chernobyl is going green

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 08:16
When it comes to clean energy, it's hard to think of a less likely place than Ukraine's infamous Chernobyl nuclear plant. But final preparations are being made to generate electricity again, this time using safer power from the sun.

Nidahas final: India start favourites against B'desh

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 06:36
The established names of Bangladesh cricket will be put to test against a formidable Indian outfit, which hasn't looked back following the loss to Sri Lanka in the tournament opener.

Here's the new resource Saudi Arabia is cultivating

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 06:26
These are among the changes Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman intends to showcase when he arrives in the United States this week for a multicity tour aimed at courting US investors. Mohammed, the brash, 32-year-old heir to the Saudi throne, is seeking to reorient the economy away from oil while making life more enjoyable for Saudis. Officials say entertainment will help on both fronts.

3 AIIMS docs killed in accident on Yamuna eway

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 05:41
Three doctors from AIIMS, Delhi were killed and 4 others were seriously injured in an accident at Yamuna Expressway in Mathura's Thoror Surir Kotwali area on Sunday morning.

Open to use of paper ballots in future: BJP

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 04:21
The BJP has said that it is open to discussions on reverting to use of paper ballots, instead of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), in future elections if if there was consensus among other parties on the matter.

Putin on track for win as Russians head to polls

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 00:08
Russians began voting in a presidential election on Sunday set to give Vladimir Putin a commanding victory that could only be blemished if large numbers do not bother taking part because the result is so predictable.

Rs 11,300 crore lying unclaimed with 64 banks, shows RBI data

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 23:11
​The largest amount — Rs 1,262 crore — is lying with the State Bank of India, Rs 1,250 crore with PNB, while all other nationalised banks together hold Rs 7,040 crore. All this money, however, is just a fraction of the total deposits of over Rs 100 lakh crore handled by banks in India.

Return of Pakistan envoy to India may be delayed

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 22:04
Tensions between India and Pakistan over alleged harassment of diplomats seem set to worsen with Pakistan pulling out of the WTO ministerial meeting slated for next week in New Delhi.

56-year-old is Isro's first woman to spend over a year in Antarctica

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 21:45
​​Staying in the world’s coldest place where minimum temperatures can slide to -90 degrees Celsius, Mangala Mani was part of a 23-member expedition team that went to India’s research station, Bharati, in the icy continent in November 2016. She was the only woman in the all-men team.

Science displaces engineering at No. 2 spot in UG

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 21:12
With engineering losing its sheen, science courses have re-emerged as the country’s second most popular undergraduate stream. Arts has always had the biggest draw and that trend persists. While 97.3 lakh students joined BA in 2016-17, 47.3 lakh chose BSc courses and 41.6 lakh took up engineering, HRD ministry data shows.

Relish idea of Modi vs Rest in 2019: Amit Shah

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 20:57
BJP chief Amit Shah has welcomed the prospect of a “Modi vs the Rest” battle in 2019 while daring the opposition to put its proposed no-confidence motion to test, asserting that it will be easily defeated by a 300-plus majority commanded by the NDA in the Lok Sabha.

Confusion being spread over MSPs, says PM Modi

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 20:40
PM Modi on Saturday said many people were “spreading confusion and creating atmosphere of despair” regarding the government’s decision and assured farmers that all major costs incurred would be taken into account to fix the support price as promised in the budget.

Cong: Will cooperate with like-minded parties

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 20:24
Underscoring what is becoming the war cry of the opposition camp, Congress on Saturday said it will cooperate with like-minded parties to defeat the Modi government in the next Lok Sabha elections even as it demanded a return to the use of ballot paper instead of electronic voting machines.

Sonia Gandhi targets ‘power-drunk’ Modi govt

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 20:18
Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi launched a trenchant attack on PM Narendra Modi on Saturday, dubbing his policies as “dramebaazi” and divisive, while the party’s political resolution promised a “pragmatic approach” to unite like-minded parties to challenge BJP-RSS in 2019.

All England: Sindhu loses to Yamaguchi in semis

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 19:44
It was heartbreak for India after ace shuttler PV Sindhu lost her semi-final encounter against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi at the prestigious All England Open Championships despite exhibiting top-class fitness under incredible testing conditions.

All England Open Live: PV Sindhu vs Yamaguchi

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 16:48
Check all the badminton score updates of All England Open Badminton Championships 2018 women's singles semi-final between PV Sindhu and Akane Yamaguchi

From Pak to Sri Lanka: How China is challenging US dominance in Asia

Sat, 03/17/2018 - 14:42
The United States' military capabilities still dominate Asia. But China has started to wield growing military power and economic leverage to reorder the region, pulling longtime American allies like the Philippines and Indonesia closer.