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Torrential rain batters Kerala; educational institutions to remain shut tomorrow

Torrential rain batters Kerala; educational institutions to remain shut tomorrow

Torrential rainfall lashed Kerala on Sunday, resulting in widespread damage, landslides and waterlogging in various parts of the state. Very heavy rainfall has been predicted in few places of Kerala and heavy showers in Lakshadweep for two days, according to officials of India Meteorological department. High range Idukki and coastal Alappuzha district also witnessed relentless downpour, […]

Medha Patkar suspends Jal Satyagrah as water level stops rising

Medha Patkar suspends Jal Satyagrah as water level stops rising

Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modiinaugurated the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat, Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar on Sunday suspended the Jal Satyagrah she had started with women affected by the project here on Friday. The NBA had called for an indefinite Jal Satyagrah, announcing that Patkar and the other women would prefer to […]

MS Dhoni Gives Kedar Jadhav The Death Stare After Run Out Scare

MS Dhoni Gives Kedar Jadhav The Death Stare After Run Out Scare

Mahendra Singh Dhoni produced yet another magical innings to dig India out of a massive hole and inspire the team to a 26-run (DLS) win over the visiting Australians in the first ODI of the five-match series at Chennai on Sunday. In the process, Dhoni became only the fourth Indian — after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly […]

Pakistan vs World XI: Darren Sammy Applauds Hassan Ali After Being Knocked Down By Him

Pakistan vs World XI: Darren Sammy Applauds Hassan Ali After Being Knocked Down By Him

Pakistan on Tuesday took a giant step towards reviving international cricket at home with a 20-run victory over the World XI in a match in front of excited crowds amid tight security. The Twenty20 match, accorded international status by the International Cricket Council (ICC), is only the second time Pakistan has hosted an international match since militants […]

First pair of sperm whales spotted in Pakistani waters

First pair of sperm whales spotted in Pakistani waters

Fishermen on Tuesday spotted a pair of sperm whales near Jiwani ─ the first such sighting in Pakistani waters, a press release issued by the World Wide Fund-Pakistan said. The fishermen, who saw the whales while navigating about 22 kilometers south of Gunz, followed them out of curiosity for nearly 1.5 hours after which the […]

The bullet train route, mostly overhead, a stretch undersea

The bullet train route, mostly overhead, a stretch undersea

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe set to lay the foundation stone Thursday for the bullet train project, whose deadline has been advanced by a year to 2022, the High Speed Rail Corporation of India (HSRC) is waiting for the final nod to its detailed project report on the route, which will include […]

Can’t litter our country and say Vande Mataram: Narendra Modi

Can’t litter our country and say Vande Mataram: Narendra Modi

India isn’t the kind of place where people should be told what to eat and what not to, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday. Modi was channelling Swami Vivekananda, who once spoke of “religion getting into the kitchen”, only apt since he was addressing a students’ convention on the occasion of Deendayal Upadhyay centenary […]

Saina Nehwal, Pullela Gopichand Give Badminton Lessons To Shraddha Kapoor For Biopic

Saina Nehwal, Pullela Gopichand Give Badminton Lessons To Shraddha Kapoor For Biopic

We did know Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor was playing Saina Nehwal in the ace badminton player’s biopic, but what we didn’t know was how she was prepping for her role. Shraddha will be going through some paces under the watchful eyes of India’s national coach Pullela Gopichand and is also taking Saina’s tips to imbibe her on-court […]

Situation in violence-hit areas of Jaipur tense but under control

Situation in violence-hit areas of Jaipur tense but under control

The situation today remained tense but under control even as curfew was extended till Monday 4 am in the areas here that were affected by violence on Friday night. No relaxation in curfew was provided considering the law and order situation in Ramganj and its adjoining areas, a police official said. Curfew was clamped in […]

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman flags-off all-women crew of Navika Sagar Parikrama from Panaji

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman flags-off all-women crew of Navika Sagar Parikrama from Panaji

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday flagged off the all-women team of the ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’ in Panaji, Goa, just a week after she stepped into her new role. At the ceremony, she said, “Great honour to flag off an all women Sagar Parikrama crew just 8 days after swearing in.” The crew of […]

India vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI: MS Dhoni’s Gesture For Virat Kohli That Most Failed To Notice

India vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI: MS Dhoni’s Gesture For Virat Kohli That Most Failed To Notice

Virat Kohli scored his second century of the series to steer India home to a six-wicket win in the fifth and final ODI against Sri Lanka on Sunday. The Indian captain and Kedar Jadhav stitched together a 108-run stand for the fourth wicket to put the hosts on the mat. Jadhav, however, failed to bat […]

Beijing may tell Pak to crack down on LeT, JeM: Top Chinese experts

Beijing may tell Pak to crack down on LeT, JeM: Top Chinese experts

BEIJING: China is likely to ask Pakistan to crack down on two terror groups, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, named in the BRICS declaration, two experts associated with Chinese government think tanks told TOI on Monday. “From the declaration, you can say there is a visible change in China’s stand on this matter,” said Hu Shishang, director of the Institute […]

PM Modi praises China role, seeks BRICS rating agency

PM Modi praises China role, seeks BRICS rating agency

Underlining the “common objective of improving business and investment cooperation”, Prime Minister Narendra ModiMonday called for finalisation at the earliest of a BRICS rating agency and said “I am happy to note that China has taken forward the people-to-people thrust of our exchanges from last year” because “such inter-mingling will consolidate our links and deepen our […]

Cabinet reshuffle: Nirmala Sitharaman gets Defence, Piyush Goyal Rail, Dharmendra Pradhan Skills

Cabinet reshuffle: Nirmala Sitharaman gets Defence, Piyush Goyal Rail, Dharmendra Pradhan Skills

Giving A major fillip to the BJP’s third generation of leaders since the party was founded by A B Vajpayee and L K Advani in 1980, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday rolled out his third Cabinet reshuffle by naming Nirmala Sitharaman as Defence Minister, assigning the politically crucial Railways portfolio to Piyush Goyal and giving additional charge […]

Anushka Sharma’s date with Virat Kohli in Sri Lanka is winning hearts. Here’s why

Anushka Sharma’s date with Virat Kohli in Sri Lanka is winning hearts. Here’s why

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli fans go gaga everytime they see their favourite star couple together. And it has to be as the two have been giving some serious relationship goals to all. Well, the latest pictures of the two of them is no different. Especially, since the two of them are doing something special. So far, […]

AIADMK merger LIVE updates: OPS takes oath as Deputy CM as both camps unite, ‘Sasikala to be expelled’

AIADMK merger LIVE updates: OPS takes oath as Deputy CM as both camps unite, ‘Sasikala to be expelled’

The two rival factions of AIADMK led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam have announced their merger on Monday in their party headquarters. A decision is likely to be taken on the “formal expulsion” of V K Sasikala and her family members, a key demand by the OPS camp that still remains unmet. In a resolution on August […]

Utkal Express derailment: Four railway officials suspended as death toll rises to 22

Utkal Express derailment: Four railway officials suspended as death toll rises to 22

Four railway officials were on Sunday suspended, including senior divisional engineer, in the aftermath of the Utkal Express derailment at Khatauli, 25 km from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh. The latest development comes a day after the tragic mishap left at least 22 passengers dead and over 150 injured when 14 coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Kalinga […]

Vice-captaincy a huge honour, says Rohit Sharma

Vice-captaincy a huge honour, says Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma is hugely honoured at being appointed vice-captain of the Indian ODI team after an “up and down 10 years” of international cricket, where he is yet to cement a spot in the Test eleven. The opener did not get to play in the Test series and is keen to make amends in the five-match […]

‘A New India By 2022,’ Vows PM Modi On Independence Day: 10 Points

‘A New India By 2022,’ Vows PM Modi On Independence Day: 10 Points

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his vision for a “New India” in his Independence Day speech from Delhi’s iconic Red Fort today, pledging to build it by 2022, when independent India turns 75. Early in his speech, his shortest in four years at 54 minutes, PM Modi mourned the tragic death of children at a […]

Bengaluru Flooded After Night-Long Rain, Heaviest Since 1890

Bengaluru Flooded After Night-Long Rain, Heaviest Since 1890

Dirty, foul-smelling froth was back in Bengaluru’s Bellandur lake and spraying passing motorists on Tuesday after a night of heavy rain, the worst in the city in August since 1890. The clean-up of the city’s largest lake was expected to be completed by May, but the government is yet to finish clearing the weeds. Click […]

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