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‘Not Hindu’, scientist booted from US garba event

‘Not Hindu’, scientist booted from US garba event

VADODARA: A renowned astrophysicist from Vadodara who is now settled in US has alleged that he, along with his three friends, was thrown out from a garba venue in Atlanta on Friday by the organisers because their surnames “didn’t appear to be Hindu”. Karan Jani (29), who in 2016 had made it to the Laser […]

India vs West Indies: Lethal weapon Umesh runs riot

India vs West Indies: Lethal weapon Umesh runs riot

By Bharat Sundaresan HYDERABAD: UMESH YADAV doesn’t bowl special deliveries. Or so is the general perception. Umesh Yadav doesn’t swing or seam the ball too much. Not like Bhuvaneshwar Kumar or Mohammed Shami anyway. Or so is the perception. Umesh Yadav is quick but not consistently express like Jasprit Bumrah. Or so is the perception. On Sunday in Hyderabad, Umesh […]

MJ Akbar hints political vendetta: Charges false, will take action; why this storm before elections, asks Union minister

MJ Akbar hints political vendetta: Charges false, will take action; why this storm before elections, asks Union minister

NEW DELHI: Facing allegations of sexual harassment, Union Minister MJ Akbar on Sunday said that making accusations without evidence has become a viral fever among some sections. Denying all accusations against him as baseless, the senior journalist-turned-minister said he will take legal action. “Accusation without evidence has become a viral fever among some sections. Whatever be […]

Runway repairs may delay flights from Mumbai, Delhi

Runway repairs may delay flights from Mumbai, Delhi

MUMBAI: Several flights to and from Mumbai and Delhi airports are expected to be rescheduled or cancelled later this year, when runways at India’s busiest airports are scheduled to be closed for maintenance work. More than 250 flights per day are expected to be affected at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), which sees about 46 arrivals […]

Going extra lengths to find substitute for Iranian oil for countries like India: White House

Going extra lengths to find substitute for Iranian oil for countries like India: White House

WASHINGTON: The US is going extra lengths to find substitute for Iranian oil for countries like India and Iraq, the White House has said, as the Trump administration prepares to impose sanctions on nations defying its directive to bring their oil imports from the Gulf nation to zero by November 4. US National Security Advisor […]

Defying US, India inks $5 bn deal with Russia

Defying US, India inks $5 bn deal with Russia

NEW DELHI: India and Russia are exploring the option of trading in their local currencies and looking at signing agreements on investment protection and avoidance of double taxation, Russia’s minister for economic development Maxim Oreshkin said on Friday. The commerce ministry is considering the feasibility of a renminbi-rupee trade with China in order to tackle the […]

Silence of Pakistan, Turkey on Chinese repression of Uyghur Muslims outrageous: US lawmakers

Silence of Pakistan, Turkey on Chinese repression of Uyghur Muslims outrageous: US lawmakers

WASHINGTON: It is outrageous that countries such as Pakistan, Turkey and Gulf states, who have led global efforts in support of the Rohingya refugees, have turned their back on the repression of Uyghur Muslims in China, American lawmakers have said. “We ought to especially call out the Muslim countries that are saying nothing,” Congressman Brad […]

Eyeing World Cup berth, underdogs India face South Korea

Eyeing World Cup berth, underdogs India face South Korea

KUALA LUMPUR: The Indian team is bracing up for one of its toughest challenges as it takes on heavyweights South Korea here Monday for a berth in the semifinals of the AFC U-16 Championship and a ticket to the next U-17 World Cup. The Indian colts, coached by Bibiano Fernandes, have qualified for the quarter-final of […]

Apple executive killed despite being Hindu, says Kejriwal; widow asks not to give the case religious twist

Apple executive killed despite being Hindu, says Kejriwal; widow asks not to give the case religious twist

NEW DELHI: Giving a religious twist to the Apple executive death case in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that Vivek Tiwari was killed despite being a Hindu, even as the deceased’s wife asked legislators not to play politics over her husband’s death. Kejriwal asked the people not to be blindfolded by BJP’s rhetoric, claiming that […]

Pakistan rakes up RSS, Yogi Adityanath, NRC to attack India at UN

Pakistan rakes up RSS, Yogi Adityanath, NRC to attack India at UN

NEW DELHI: A day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj sharply criticised Islamabad over its sponsorship of cross-border terrorism, Pakistan’s envoy to the United Nations Saad Warraich on Sunday trained guns at RSS and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to allege that there was no room for dissent in “illiberal India of today”. Exercising […]

Indian-origin MPs in UK will be happy to assist India to bring back Netaji’s ashes from Tokyo: Vaz

Indian-origin MPs in UK will be happy to assist India to bring back Netaji’s ashes from Tokyo: Vaz

LONDON: Indian-origin parliamentarians in the UK would be happy to assist India to bring back the mortal remains of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose  from Tokyo, a British lawmaker of Indian descent said here Wednesday. There are more than 20 Indian-origin lawmakers in the UK parliament.   Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Asia Cup 2018 scoreline: India 2, Pakistan 0

Asia Cup 2018 scoreline: India 2, Pakistan 0

By Shamik Chakrabarty DUBAI: What a difference a change of format and setting makes! Less than two weeks after suffering a 1-4 reversal in the Test series in England, India continue to make merry in familiar conditions in the Gulf. On Sunday, they treated Pakistan as if the arch rivals were some cricketing minnow. Apart from Shoaib […]

Maldives’ opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih claims victory

Maldives’ opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih claims victory

Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih declared victory early Monday in the Maldives’ contentious presidential election widely seen as a referendum on the island nation’s young democracy. The win was unexpected, and Solih’s supporters flooded the streets, hugging one another, waving the Maldivian flag, cheering and honking horns in celebration. The opposition had feared the election […]

Rafale controversy: Francois Hollande doing no service to country, says French official

Rafale controversy: Francois Hollande doing no service to country, says French official

By Sushant Singh Responding to remarks by former French president Francois Hollande that the Indian government had “proposed” Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence as the offset partner for Dassault Aviation in the Rafale aircraft deal, the French Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, said Sunday that Hollande’s statements “render no service to France”. Significantly, Lemoyne, […]

Donald Trump nominates Indian-American to key administration

Donald Trump nominates Indian-American to key administration

WASHINGTON: Indian-American Bimal Patel  has been nominated to a key administrative position in the Treasury Department by US President Donald Trump. Patel, from Georgia, has been nominated to be an assistant secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions. Currently, he serves as the deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury for the Financial Stability Oversight Council. Prior to […]

Mithali Raj hits career-best knock but India lose 3rd ODI to Sri Lanka

Mithali Raj hits career-best knock but India lose 3rd ODI to Sri Lanka

Skipper Mithali Raj’s career-best knock of 125 not out went in vain as Sri Lanka women shocked India women by three wickets in the inconsequential third and final One-day International, in Katunayake on Sunday. India had already sealed the series by winning the first two ODIs but in the 3rd match they could not defend […]

Mayawati’s condition for Mahagathbandhan: Give ‘respectable’ share of seats or will go alone

Mayawati’s condition for Mahagathbandhan: Give ‘respectable’ share of seats or will go alone

NEW DELHI: At a time when the opposition parties are strongly working on modalities for a Mahagathbandhan to throw BJP out of power, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Sunday made it clear that her party will be compelled to go alone if it does not get a “respectable” number of seats in the anti-BJP alliance. “Our party […]

India vs England: All-rounder Jadeja shines but Cook and Root dig in as England gain upper hand

India vs England: All-rounder Jadeja shines but Cook and Root dig in as England gain upper hand

LONDON: The slow, fading light at The Oval on Sunday afternoon probably spoke a lot about India’s predicament in the fifth Test. An afternoon, that suddenly looked bright after a superb counter-attack by Ravindra Jadeja, slowly withered into a dim twilight as the English top-order stood tall. The lead of 40 tiptoed to 154 as Alastair […]

America a ‘developing nation’, can’t fund India, China subsidies: Trump

America a ‘developing nation’, can’t fund India, China subsidies: Trump

CHICAGO: President Trump on Friday said he wants to stop the subsidies that growing economies like India and China have been receiving as he wants the United States, which he considers as a “developing nation”, to grow faster than anybody. Addressing a fundraiser event in North Dakota, he also accused the World Trade Organisation (WTO) […]

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