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Where does the buck stop in Kumble saga?

31 min 53 sec ago
Despite 100 percent success rate, the BCCI called for fresh applications for the position of coach for the Indian national men's team as Anil Kumble's tenure expires after the Champions Trophy.

Grand alliance discussed at Sonia's lunch

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 23:07
The fledgling idea of a “grand opposition alliance” got a robust push on Friday when members of an anti-BJP axis, who gathered at a lunch hosted by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, unanimously approved the idea of a “mahagatbandhan”, especially in UP, to take on the saffron camp.

'No vendetta in probe against opposition netas'

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 21:59
BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday trashed the opposition’s claim that investigations by central agencies into alleged corruption by some of their leaders was political vendetta. “You can’t compare us with Indira Gandhi... she imposed Emergency and media was gagged,” Shah said.

Terror alert issued in Delhi, Mumbai

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 21:22
Intelligence agencies have issued an alert about a possible terror strike by Lashkar-e-Taiba in metros, including Delhi and Mumbai, or in border areas of Punjab and Rajasthan. The agencies said a group of 20-21 LeT operatives may have entered India from Pakistan.

Army corners 3 terrorists in J&K's Pulwama after attack on patrol party

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 18:36
A counter-insurgency operation was launched in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district after terrorists attacked an Army patrol party on Friday.

'Black money seized from corrupt will go to poor'

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:24
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the black money seized from the corrupt will go back to the poor even as he hinted at more strong steps in the fight against corruption. On the 3rd anniversary of NDA govt, PM thanked the 1.25 crore people of the country for standing by him.

Sensex, Nifty reach all-time highs

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:05
The BSE Sensex breached the 31,000-mark and touched an all-time high of 31,074.07 before closing for the day at 31,028.21, up 278.18 points. ​​The broader 50-share NSE Nifty also went past the 9,600-mark

'Not green revolution, think evergreen revolution'

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:17
On the third anniversary of his government's tenure, PM Narendra Modi announced a new Rs 6,000 crore scheme to encourage food processing and talked of doubling farmers' income by 2022 to make way not for a second green revolution, but for an "evergreen revolution".

China raps Pak on safety of its citizens there 

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:55
Beijing yesterday delivered a stern message to Islamabad saying it needs to improve and enhance the safety of Chinese citizens living in Pakistan.The message to Pakistan to "take more effective (safety) measures" came a day after a Chinese couple were kidnapped in restive Balochistan.

Digital India's journey in 3 years of Modi govt

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:35
Narendra Modi is a tech-savvy Prime Minister who is often seen encouraging people to use technology in their daily life. Soon after taking over in 2014, his government launched the ambitious Digital India project to bring about a systemic change in the bureaucratic apparatus and speed up work.

India thinking big, moving big, US lawmakers told 

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:06
India is "thinking big and moving big" to catch up fast on development as it lags behind its giant neighbour China, offering tremendous opportunities to a country like the US, American lawmakers have been told.

Once power centre, Jayalalithaa's Poes palace turns haunted mansion

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 03:04
Within weeks after Sasikala left for the Parappana Agrahara jail in Bengaluru on February 15, her kin stopped coming to the house. "Many don't feel comfortable staying there at night, and some have bigger houses in Chennai," said another man on night duty

GST benefit: Merc cuts prices, more to follow

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 21:10
As luxury carmakers step on the gas to pass on GST benefits to customers, buyers of top car brands can look forward to 4-6% mark downs or price reductions to the tune of Rs 1.5 lakh-Rs 7 lakh for models assembled in India.

CBSE may moderate marks, result 'on time'

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:55
The Central Board of Secondary Education may desist from moving the Supreme Court against Delhi HC’s order asking it not to do away with moderation of marks, even as the HRD ministry again instructed the board on Thursday to release Class XII results “on time”.

Can’t tamper with EVM motherboard: EC to AAP

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:11
The Election Commission has turned down AAP’s demand for allowing change or tampering of EVM motherboard during the ensuing 'EVM challenge', saying that changing the motherboard or internal circuitry of the machine was like changing the whole device itself.

Dhola-Sariya, India's longest bridge: 10 facts

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:50
Bringing Assam and Arunachal Pradesh closer, the country's longest river bridge - the Dhola-Sadiya - constructed over the mighty Brahmaputra, is all set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. Here's all you need to know about the bridge that's touted to transform road connectivity in the northeastern region.

Ronaldo defrauded nearly $9 million in tax: Report

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:36
The Spanish Tax Authorities (Agencia Tributaria) consider that Real Madrid football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo defrauded over 8 million euros ($8.95 million) by not correctly declaring his image rights for the period between 2011 and 2013, according to media reports in Spain.

US warship in South China Sea: Correct mistake, China tells America

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 13:26
The US has sent a navy warship near an artificial island built by China in the disputed South China Sea as part of the first "freedom of navigation" operation under President Donald Trump, prompting Beijing to strongly condemn the "provocative action."

US sends warship to South China Sea; Beijing protests

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 12:06
The US patrol is the first since October and comes after friendly exchanges between the US and China to settle trade issues and vows to cooperate to contain the nuclear programme of North Korea, a Chinese ally.

Why Infosys CEO’s salary fell drastically

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:41
Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka’s salary (cash component) in the financial year ending March 31, 2017 fell as much as 67 per cent, when other senior executives of the company in fact went home with more salaries, according to the Bengaluru-based IT giant’s annual report.

BCCI invites applicants for Team India coach

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:54
The BCCI announced Thursday that it will begin the process for new applicants for the position of head coach of the Indians men's cricket team, with Anil Kumble a direct entrant into the process by virtue of being the current coach.

Four women 'gangraped', man shot dead on Yamuna expressway

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 08:26
In a horrific incident, four women were allegedly gangraped and one male person was shot dead when a group of armed criminals held them at gunpoint at Khurja-Jhajhar road in Greater Noida region early Thursday morning.

'Not true': UN denies Pak's claim that India fired at its vehicle

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 06:45
The UN has denied the Pakistani army's claim that Indian forces fired at a UN vehicle on the Line of Control yesterday. Press reports in Pakistan last night quoted Pakistan army's media wing saying that India targeted a UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) vehicle in Khanjar.

Ashwin has 'something new' up his sleeves

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 05:43
Quizzed on how challenging it is to adapt to the frequent rule chances in One-day cricket, Ravichandran Ashwin gave an answer which reflected how much he's willing to adapt to the changing demands of the game.

CPEC may ignite more Indo-Pak tensions: UN report

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 05:20
The report, prepared at the request of China, also cautioned that the instability in Afghanistan could cast a shadow over viability of the CPEC over which India has already raised protests with China and boycotted the last week's Belt and Road summit in Beijing.

South China Sea: US warship challenges Beijing

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 04:28
The USS Dewey traveled close to the Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, among a string of islets, reefs and shoals over which China has territorial disputes with its neighbors.

Minister, MLAs, cops at wedding of Dawood niece

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 01:19
BJP leader and medical education minister Girish Mahajan, known to be a trusted aide of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, and ten police officers found themselves embroiled in a controversy on Wednesday for attending the marriage of a relative of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim in Nashik on May 19.

US says Pakistan harbouring terrorists

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:56
A top US intelligence official said on Tuesday that Pakistan is harbouring terrorists and using them as reserve in Afghanistan to counter India, even as the Trump administration has indicated it intends to cut down the dole and military freebies Islamabad has long thrived on.

India, Pakistan step up vigil along LoC

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:37
Both India and Pakistan continue to maintain high operational military readiness along the volatile Line of Control (loC), with daily cross-border firing duels becoming the norm.

Govt mulls expansion of Udan; may allow cheap seasonal flights

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:12
The Modi government may extend its affordable regional flight scheme for seasonal operations too. The aviation ministry is amending the “Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik” (UDAN) scheme and will bid out more regional routes by August.

HC grants interim stay on NEET result publication

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:25
The Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Wednesday stayed all proceedings relating to the National Eligibility cum Entrance test (NEET) till June 7, as a result of which the results of the examinations will not be released on June 5, as scheduled, unless the stay is vacated.

HC grants interim stay on NEET result publication

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:25
The Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Wednesday stayed all proceedings relating to the National Eligibility cum Entrance test (NEET) till June 7, as a result of which the results of the examinations will not be released on June 5, as scheduled, unless the stay is vacated.

I-T unearths 400 benami deals, attaches properties worth Rs 600cr

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:40
The Income Tax department on Wednesday said it has identified over 400 benami transactions and attached properties worth Rs 600 crore in about 240 cases. The department started initiating actions under the new Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016 from November 1 last year.

Spain Supreme Court confirms Messi fraud sentence

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:54
Spain's Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed a 21-month jail sentence and two-million-euro ($2.2-million) fine imposed on Lionel Messi for tax fraud, months after the Barcelona football star lodged an appeal.

Nothing changes in our head when we face Pakistan: Virat Kohli

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:41
There has been quite a hype around India facing Pakistan in their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 opener next month but for Virat Kohli it's just another game and the team will prepare for it the same way as it does for any other.

China flexes muscle in spy games against US

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:32
In April last year, China passed a law placing strict restrictions on foreign NGOs, which are often accused by Beijing of trying to subvert the state and portrayed in Chinese media as fronts for US intelligence operations.

Muslims need to re-think sex, money: Hirsi Ali

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:06
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is one of the most forceful feminist critics challenging Islam today. She is also in hiding. Andy Martin meets her in an undisclosed location and finds a woman who found the power to say 'no' and the freedom it gave her.

IAF rejects reports of Pak jets flying near Siachen

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:59
A day after India said that it has cranked up military pressure along the 778-km Line of Control with "punitive fire assaults", Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has declared its all forward airbases operational, Pakistani media reported on Wednesday.

US revives 2 projects to counter China's OBOR

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:29
The Trump administration has resuscitated the 'New Silk Road' initiative, first announced by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in July 2011 in a speech in Chennai, and the Indo-Pacific Economic Corridor linking south and southeast Asia.

Pak court allows Indian woman to return home

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:20
Islamabad High Court on Wednesday granted permission to Indian woman Uzma, who accused a Pakistani man of forcibly marrying her, to return to her country, Pakistan-based Geo TV reported.

In UP, I-T dept raids premises of bureaucrats

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 07:32
Acting against some bureaucrats across Uttar Pradesh, the Income Tax department on Wednesday conducted raids on their premises in the state, ANI reported.

Trump administration proposes massive $190m cut in aid to Pak

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 07:08
The State Department has proposed $344 million in financial assistance and grant to Pakistan including $100 million in foreign military funding, which is used for sale of military hardware. Last year, the US assistance to Pakistan under the State Department budget was $534 million.

Abedi: Student dropout turned suicide bomber

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 05:56
Born to a devoutly Islamic Libyan family in Manchester, media reports said Salman Abedi was known to the security services and he had turned to radical Islam in recent years.

India considering punitive actions against Pak, US lawmakers told 

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 04:52
"Continued threat of high level terror attacks in India, violence in Kashmir and bilateral diplomatic recriminations will further strain India-Pakistan ties in 2017," a top American defence intelligence chief has told lawmakers.

UK raises terror threat level from 'severe' to 'critical', deploys troops

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 00:30
Britain's armed forces will be deployed to boost security, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday, as the country raised its terror threat to the highest level of "critical" after a suicide attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, including children.

Foreign policy takes bold route under Modi govt

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 21:08
By doing foreign policy differently — as the Modi government completes its third year in office — India has challenged conventional thinking. Shunning its tradition of avoiding confrontation with China publicly, India protested OBOR, CPEC. Announcement of surgical strike in Pakistan is also a bold decision.

U'khand: 21 feared dead as bus falls into gorge

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 19:18
At least 21 Char Dham pilgrims are feared dead while seven others have been injured after a bus carrying devotees plunged into a gorge near Dharasu in Uttarkashi on Tuesday. The bus returning from Gangotri was on its way to Chinyalisaur when it fell into a 250m deep gorge.

By tying him to jeep I saved many lives: Major Gogoi

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:59
An army officer who used a man as human shield in Jammu and Kashmir last month, said today that if he hadn't done that "at least 12 or more lives" would have been lost, and that "had I fired there would have been many casualties."

Man arrested over Manchester attack: UK police

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:13
British police said on Tuesday they had arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with a terror attack at a pop concert in Manchester which killed 22 people and injured dozens more.