MALAYSIA - India bagged a historic silver and bronze in the 56kg weight category at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Weightlifting Championships for both boys and girls here on Friday. Jeremy Lalrinnunga finished second with a lift of 108kg in snatch and 127kg in clean and jerk for a total effort of 235kg to bag the silver medal. Muthupandi Raja clinched the bronze with an overall lift of 233kg (100+133),
NEW DELHI - British rock band Coldplay's maiden gig in India as part of the debut edition of the Global Citizen Festival here will raise funds for orphans across the country. The inaugural Global Citizen Festival India will be headlined by Coldplay, Jay Z, Aamir Khan, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, A.R. Rahman, Farhan Akhtar, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Arijit Singh, Dia Mirza, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Monali Thakur.
AGARTALA - Star gymnast Dipa Karmakar said on Friday that she would prefer cash instead of the BMW car she got as a gift for her exploits at the Rio Olympics as it would help her to prepare for future tournaments. Dipa, alongwith the two Indian medallists from the Rio Games -- badminton star P.V. Sindhu and wrestler Sakshi Malik -- and Sindhu's coach Pullela Gopichand, received a BMW car each in August for their achievements...
NEW DELHI - With a view to modernise the old get-up of the passenger and express trains, the Indian Railways is set to introduce rail coaches with glass ceiling and infotainment systems, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) said on Monday. The new train coaches with glass top ceiling has been jointly designed by IRCTC, the Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO),
NEW DELHI - Amid heightened tension between India and Pakistan, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said the country was "fully prepared for any escalation". "We are fully prepared for any escalation. My mother used to say if you go to the forest hunting for a rabbit, be prepared to face the tiger as well," Parrikar told CNN NEWS18 channel in an interview aired on Sunday.
NEW DELHI - Eleven days after a terror attack killed 18 soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir, India carried out "surgical strikes" on terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control, inflicting massive casualties and dramatically heightening tensions in the region. An unspecified number of terrorists and Pakistani troops were killed in the late Wednesday operation across Kupwara and Poonch sectors as the army moved...
NEW DELHI: As the Make in India campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes two years, the government on Sunday announced that foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into the country had recorded their highest level on the basis of a yearly comparision. "India records its highest ever year-on-year FDI inflows. There has never been a better time to #MakeInIndia," the Department of Industrial Policy...
NEW DELHI - India on Friday signed a deal with France to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets to meet critical operational requirement for a multi-role combat aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian signed the agreement in this regard here. The deal was preceded by tough negotiations over the price and is expected to cost India some 7.87 billion euros.
NEW DELHI - India on Thursday said it had told Pakistan that infiltration of heavily armed terrorists from across the border cannot take place without the "active and collaborative support of Pakistani security forces". Responding to a media query on India handing a demarche to Pakistan envoy to India Abdul Basit on Wednesday, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said it was in the context of the...
NEW DELHI - The age-old proverb "old is gold" may not hold true for traditional black-yellow taxis any more, given the people's increasing preference for app-based cab services for intra-city movements. And, why not? After all, who would not opt for a service that comes cheaper and at less waiting time. In an age of technology, when almost every sphere of human activity is touched by high-tech gadgets and gizmos, making things faster at lesser cost,