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.
Remarks come within days of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raking up the Kashmir issue at the U.N. General Assembly. Pakistan on Thursday asserted that Kashmir is a “legal issue” and must be resolved through plebiscite as per the aspir
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
A staunch Gandhian, educationist and philanthropist, 91-year-old Mahalingam’s end came on the Gandhi Jayanthi Day. Noted industrialist and three-time MLA, ‘Pollachi’ N Mahalingam died here on Thursday following cardiac arrest suffered
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told reporters late Thursday that he has asked the territory’s top civil servant to arrange talks with the protesters, who are calling for electoral reforms in the Asian financial centre. The street protests are the b
A gunfight broke out on Thursday night between security forces and militants in a village in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said. Security forces launched a search operation in Chursoo area of Pulwama district following information about presen
Half of the tatkal tickets on 80 trains have become costlier with the railways deciding to partially implement the dynamic fare system under which charges will depend on demand. The decision, clearly aimed at mopping up more revenues by the cash-strappe
Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) has received more than Rs. 11,500 crore in income tax refunds and a big chunk of the amount would be passed on to policyholders, an official said. “We received I-T refunds in two tranches aggregating to more than R
Thirty-six fishermen from Rameswaram, part of the 76 arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in different batches and ordered to be released by a Lankan court recently, arrived in Rameswaram on Thursday. The fishermen, who were arrested when they were fishing n
Veteran Jacques Kallis brought his years of experience into play as he guided Kolkata Knight Riders to its maiden CT20 final having comfortably beaten Australia's Hobart Hurricanes by seven wickets, in Hyderabad on Thursday. Chasing a target of 141, Kal
The Indian men's hockey team regained the gold medal after a gap of 16 years while the women's 4x400m relay team also picked up gold as India added four medals to jump to the ninth position in the overall standings in the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Th
Triple Olympian and one of the most feared right-wingers of yesteryears, Nandnuri Mukesh Kumar, hailed India hockey team on winning gold in the Asian Games by beating Pakistan in the final in Incheon on Thursday. Mukesh, who was himself a member of the
Just a couple of months ago, they had a disastrous Commonwealth Games where they dropped the baton but on Thursday, only positive thoughts were running in their minds. The Indian women’s 4x400m relay team won the gold at the 17th Asian Games here on
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
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
The numbers are so low now that it seems just a matter of time before we see a run of big gains in monthly hiring figures, said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics. The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped
Mahindra Holidays, which owns 42 Club Mahindra brand of timeshare resorts across the country and four overseas, will be spending Rs 500 crore to add 500 rooms to its existing 2,700 capacity this fiscal, apart from looking at entering more foreign destinat
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
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
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
The word ‘fugitive’ raises many questions: Why is he/she hiding and from whom? The 'fugitive on the run' movies not only weave into its narrative a ‘chase-a-minute’, but also make a larger comment on social issues, laws, rights and
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
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.