A spirited Indian men's hockey team defeated arch-rivals and defending champions Pakistan 4-2 in a nerve-wracking shoot-out to end its 16-year gold medal draught in the Asian Games and earn a direct berth to the 2016 Rio Olympics, in Incheon on Thursday.
Making an appeal for a non-political movement driven by patriotism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat, or Clean India, Mission on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The Mission will aim to make India ‘clean’ by Oc
Civilian population living in the border hamlets of Gigriyal and Uripura along the LoC were targeted during the firing, police said. Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir injuring six civil
President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday flagged off the ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission at Kirnahar in West Bengal's Birbhum district by administering pledge to the students and others at the Kirnahar Shib Chandra High School. The President also paid
Clad in white seamless cloth, about 1.50 lakh Indians along with tens of thousands of Muslims from across the world on Thursday moved from the holy city of Mecca to nearby Mina marking the beginning of the annual Haj pilgrimage. Chants of Labbaik Alla
Bank Ltd has been asked by an apex consumer commission to pay a compensation of over Rs. one lakh to a Punjab-based family for charging interest on home loan at much higher rates, saying it was "negligent in rendering services". National Consumer Dispu
NIA files a supplementary charge sheet against 20 suspected IM operatives, including its absconding co-founders Riyaz Bhatkal and Iqbal Bhatkal. Pakistan intelligence agency ISI was “closely connected” with top operatives of banned Indian Mu
Talking about the segments that Microsoft is targeting, Durani said a lot of growth for Windows platform (on tablets) will come from educational institutions and SMEs. Software giant Microsoft is placing big bets on tablets to drive adoption of its Wind
The country's second largest software services firm Infosys today launched a new solution to help banks simplify transaction reconciliation processes. Infosys Transaction Reconciliation solution (ITRS) is a unified solution that helps banks automate and
Hobart Hurricanes won the toss and elected to bat in the CLT20 semifinal against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday. KKR have made no changes in their side, while Xavier Doherty is leading th
The organising committee of Asian Games today said that Indian boxer L Sarita Devi’s refusal to accept her bronze medal during the ceremony was “regretful and against the spirit of sportsmanship” and the matter has now landed in the doo
Defending champion India stayed on course for their second consecutive Asian Games gold medal in women’s kabaddi as they marched into the final, beating Thailand 41-28 in the semi-final at the Songdo Global University Gymnasium on Thursday. In Fri
India’s table tennis players had a bad outing with Soumyajit Ghosh and Manika Batra bowing out of the 17th Asian Games after suffering defeats in the men and women’s singles round of 16 matches, respectively, on Thursday.In the men’s sing
Junior Hirwani connects with a city that treated his father famously While inheriting a famous surname has definite advantages, it can equally be a weighty baggage to lug around for some. Especially if one is plying the same trade as an illustrious paren
Celebrities and their lawyers need to guard against excesses. When imprisoned, celebrities need to persuade their fans not to turn fanatic; any breakdown in law and order would only further postpone the bail hearing After her conviction on September 27,
The fact that India and the US issued a vision document, Modi and Obama penned a joint op-ed, and then a comprehensive Joint Statement, speaks volumes for the breadth of discussions between them. After a hectic, often frenetic five days in the United St
Compounding the difficulties is the tenuous political agreement between Mr. Ghani and Mr. Abdullah that ended the post-election deadlock. The new President of Afghanistan, Ashraff Ghani, and Abdullah Abdullah, the country’s ‘chief executive
Regulator SEBI has barred Sword-Edge Commercials Ltd and 26 other entities from the capital markets for five years or violating various securities norms. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), in its order, said: "Rotam Commercials Ltd or RCL
A vendor at EBay is offering iPhone 6 for about Rs. 55,954 and promising October 8 as estimated time to deliver the product without any extra shipping cost. Vendors through e-commerce have starting offering premium smartphone iPhone 6 at price starting
After registering a huge decline in the recent past, foreign direct investment in the telecom sectorgrew manifold to USD 2.33 billion in the first four months of 2014-15.During the entire 2013-14 fiscal, the sector hadreceived a total FDI of USD 1.3 billi
Vendors through e-commerce have starting offering premium smartphone iPhone 6 at price starting from around Rs. 56,000 for which official launch date and other details are yet to be announced by company. A vendor at EBay is offering iPhone 6 for about R
The Indian equities markets posted marginal losses in the truncated week as profit booking led to volatile trade.The benchmark Sensex was marginally down by 0.21 percent in the week ended Oct 1 from its previous weekly close on September 26. The index clos
Arun Ferreira’s “Colours Of The Cage” brings civil society face to face with the harsh realities of life in prison The reading of Arun Ferreira’s debut book “Colours Of The Cage” (Aleph) is bound to remind the reader o
French artist and jewellery counsellor Olaf Van Cleef, who’s in the city for his 12th show, tells DEEPA ALEXANDER why India continues to inspire his work 1492. The year links two men, nearly five centuries apart, who set out on a self-possessed qu
The food at Smoke House Deli tells a unique story each time, just like its walls Some restaurants have trademark qualities. One such chain of restaurants, with a character of its own, is Smoke House Deli. Be it their first outlet which opened five years
A student of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has managed to score full marks in the GRE (Graduate Record Examinations). Aditya Hebbar, who is in his fourth year of the first batch of the four-year Bachelor of Science (B.S.) programme of the premier
In the Gita, Lord Krishna tells Arjuna that he should be unattached to the fruits of his action. Often, a worldly interpretation is given to this advice. People talk of failure in mundane things and the acceptance of such failure as being related to this a
Swachh Bharat Mission is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project that seeks to create a 'Clean India'. Mr. Modi had urged citizens, government institutions to dedicate 100 hours every year towards cleanliness.
On Day 12, "Magnificent Mary" wins gold medal in boxing, Usha's protege Tintu Luka claims silver and Annu Rani grabs bronze. A look at some of the images......
M.C. Mary Kom, popularly known as "Magnificent Mary" won the first ever boxing gold for India at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on October 1, 2014. The five-time World Champion has punched her way to earn 13 yellow metals so far in her illustrious career
Folk artistes from all over Andhra Pradesh showcased their talent on World Tourism Day celebrations at Berm Park in Vijayawada. It also gave students of Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao Government Music and Dance College a chance to test their prowess. It was
While the Indian men's hockey team entered finals after a 12-year jinx, boxer L. Sarita controversially settled for a bronze medal after losing her semifinal despite a dominating performance in Incheon Asian Games. A look at some of the images on Day 11.