HERE0:4

Most Recent

Curtly Ambrose talks sledging, staring and fast bowling
During a recent interview in the media, Ambrose opened up about a variety of subjects. [...]
10
Like
Save
Revealed! Why Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina failed to make India squad for Sri Lanka limited-overs series
Like other professional sports teams, Indian team also regularly undergoes a series of fitness tests with 'Yo-Yo' endurance test being the most important of them. 'Yo Yo' is an advanced version of the 'beep' test that was used by teams of earlier generations. [...]
7
Like
Save
Javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang claims AFI told him to drop out of London World Championships
Kang, who became the first Indian javelin thrower to reach the final round of a World Championships last week in London, returned positive for marijuana in an in-competition test conducted by NADA during the Indian Grand Prix in May 15. [...]
5
Like
Save
'I won't do toilets': the unvarnished reality of life as a maid in India
Domestic service can extract a family from extreme poverty – but it can also be a path to near-enslavement. Tripti Lahiri investigates the uneasy, and sometimes abusive, relationship between India’s modern-day ‘madams’ and maids“Knock twice, not three times. If someone banged your door hard, wouldn’t you get cross?” asks Preeti, a woman in her early twenties with a bachelor’s degree in political science – which may come in useful when preparing the group of women she now instructs on the art of being a superior maid. “Madam gets cross too. Knock on the door lightly like this, and ask for permission to come in.”Suddenly there is a loud bang on the door, which startles Preeti. The kudawala has come to pick up the garbage; he asks for it in a sullen tone with little apparent care for how his knocking is received. Much giggling ensues among the women.For the most part, the newly enriched in India are not bursting with compassion and generosity for othersToday's domestic workers no longer consider themselves far beneath the people they work for Related: The Inequality Project: the Guardian's in-depth look at our unequal world Continue reading... [...]
14
Like
Save
After stone pelting in Ladakh, India-China to hold flag meet
India and China are likely to hold a flag meeting to discuss the border skirmishes after yesterday's clashes at Ladakh in which the soldiers from both sides pelted stones at each other. While China has denied any such incident, [...]
6
Like
Save
Indian and Chinese troops clash in disputed Himalayan border region
Tension has been high in mountain region of Ladakh and skirmishes come as both countries face off in other areas along Line of Actual ControlIndian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said, exacerbating tensions during a months-long standoff between the two armies.Chinese troops threw stones at Indian soldiers near Pangong Lake, a major tourist attraction in the picturesque mountain region of Ladakh on Tuesday, an Indian defence official said. Related: Adani mining giant faces financial fraud claims as it bids for Australian coal loan Continue reading... [...]
15
Like
Save
Cabinet approves new policy to regulate metro rail services across India
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod for a new metro rail policy for expanding the metro network across various cities in the country, officials said. The new policy was approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra [...]
13
Like
Save
Floods and devastation in India, Nepal and Bangladesh – in pictures
Hundreds of people have been killed and millions displaced across the region as rescue missions set up shelters and strive to get food and water to victimsNearly 250 people have died in the last few days as a result of flooding and landslides that have devastated parts of northern India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Millions of people have been displaced across the region, and 245 people are recorded to have been killed by collapsed buildings or by drowning. Continue reading... [...]
10
Like
Save
J&K: Woman injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan
A woman was injured on Tuesday in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Baaz and Nambla areas of Uri sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district. The Army is retaliating to the unprovoked firing by the Pakistani forces. On Saturday, [...]
15
Like
Save
Flags and parades in India and Pakistan for 70th anniversary celebrations
Tensions in India over patriotic oath for children and order for Islamic schools to film independence day ceremonies National flags are being hawked at traffic lights, the Indian parliament has been illuminated, and monkey traps have been installed around Delhi monuments as India prepares to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its independence.Above Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, this weekend, air force jets left a multicoloured trail as they rehearsed for the largest air show in the country’s history on Monday, when it celebrates its own creation in 1947. Related: Why Pakistan and India remain in denial 70 years on from partition Related: In limbo for 70 years, stateless West Pakistani families bear scars of partition Continue reading... [...]
5
Like
Save
We will grant medical visa to Pakistanis in all bonafide cases: Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi, Aug 15: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said India would grant medical visa to Pakistani nationals in genuine pending cases. "On the auspicious occasion of India's Independence day, we will grant medical visa in all [...]
10
Like
Save
India celebrates Independence Day – in pictures
Indian Independence Day is celebrated each year on 15 August, and this year marks 70 years since British India was split into two nations – Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan – and millions of people were uprooted in one of the largest mass migrations in history Continue reading... [...]
6
Like
Save
Adani mining giant faces financial fraud claims as it bids for Australian coal loan
Exclusive: Allegations by Indian customs of huge sums being siphoned off to tax havens from projects are contained in legal documents but denied by companySupport our independent journalism by giving a one-off or monthly contributionA global mining giant seeking public funds to develop one of the world’s largest coal mines in Australia has been accused of fraudulently siphoning hundreds of millions of dollars of borrowed money into overseas tax havens.Indian conglomerate the Adani Group is expecting a legal decision in the “near future” in connection with allegations it inflated invoices for an electricity project in India to shift huge sums of money into offshore bank accounts. Related: Government loan to Adani could be tainted by interference, economists say Related: Adani coal rail line money would be better spent supporting agriculture, analysis says Related: Taking on Adani is not just about climate change. It's taking back power from corporate plutocracy | Sebastian Job Continue reading... [...]
12
Like
Save
Chinese troops try intruding into Indian territory in Ladakh, attempt foiled
An attempt by Chinese soldiers to enter Indian territory along the banks of Pangong lake in Ladakh was foiled by Indian troops on Tuesday. Two attempts were made by Chinese troops to intrude into Indian territory, both of which [...]
15
Like
Save
Review: 2017 BMW 5-series review, road test
2017 BMW 5-series review, road test [...]
14
Like
Save
Ford Figo Cross spied in India
Ford Figo Cross spied in India [...]
8
Like
Save
Nearly 400 bodies recovered from Sierra Leone mudslide, toll expected to rise
Nearly 400 bodies have been recovered from a mudslide that hit a Sierra Leone town on Monday. Officials expect to recover more than 500 bodies. [...]
7
Like
Save
Trump again blames 'both sides' for Charlottesville, Virginia violence
United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday once again said that both left- and right-wing groups were to blame for the violence that followed a recent white supremacist rally in the state of Virginia. [...]
7
Like
Save
In limbo for 70 years, stateless West Pakistani families bear scars of partition
The descendants of thousands of people who fled their homes during the British retreat from India in 1947 are still denied welfare in autonomous Indian stateFlags and parades on both sides of border mark 70th anniversary of independenceThe scrubby lowlands of Jammu are stuck between the Himalayas and the dusty plains of Punjab, and home to 19,000 families stuck in time. West Pakistan no longer exists on world maps, but in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, clustered in poor villages along the Tawi river, there are still West Pakistanis.Like at least 14 million others, they fled their homes during the hasty British retreat from India in 1947, when the division of the subcontinent into one Hindu-majority country and another Muslim-dominated triggered religious violence. Related: India and Pakistan prepare for 70th anniversary celebrations Continue reading... [...]
15
Like
Save
Modi tells India: 'Use resolve to oust Britain 70 years ago to now end terrorism'
Prime minister calls on nation to build future free of violence amid celebrations commemorating end of colonial rule India has marked the 70th anniversary of its independence with a military parade and a prime ministerial address from Narendra Modi on corruption, Kashmir and violence in the name of cows.Indians filled the streets around the Red Fort in old Delhi and monuments in the city’s newer imperial quarter as the nation of 1.3 billion celebrated the anniversary of the day in 1947 when India threw off British colonial rule and the union flag was lowered across the country. Related: India after partition – then and now Related: WhatsApp warriors on the new frontline of Kashmir’s conflict Continue reading... [...]
6
Like
Save
India@70:  18 lakh people, Rs 1.75 lakh crore deposits under scrutiny post-demonetisation, says Modi
New Delhi, August 15: Addressing the nation on the 71st Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said Rs 1.75 lakh crore deposits in banks post note-ban as well as 18 lakh people with income beyond known means are under scrutiny. [...]
14
Like
Save
Twitterati infuriated over MSK Prasad's "will look for MS Dhoni's alternative" statement
 After India's historic 3-0 clean sweep of Sri Lanka at Pallekele on Monday, the ODI squad was announced for the five-match series and it once again saw the name of MS Dhoni on the list [...]
11
Like
Save
If MS Dhoni is not delivering, we will have to look at alternatives, says chairman of selectors MSK Prasad
Prior to the Champions Trophy, Virat had called Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh, the two pillars of the team and that they were included owing to their experience and power to deliver when situations required. However, the Ranchi-based cricketer didn't have the nicest outing at England. And thus his selection for the Windies tour was questioned.  [...]
15
Like
Save
SoundMagic E10BT
  When one of our all time favourite in-ear headphones decides to shed its 3.5mm jack and go wireless, we sit up and take notice. The E10BT is the Bluetooth version of the much-loved E10 series from Sou... [...]
6
Like
Save
India: the British Raj is dead – archive, 15 August 1947
15 August 1947: The wheel has come full circle and the British who went to India to trade are now once more in India only as tradersEditorialThe British people have no yearly celebration of a national birthday, for it would be hard to say when the life of contemporary Britain began, but in this respect they are unusual. To many countries a national day is as necessary as a national flag. July 4 and July 14 are likely to be hallowed dates for centuries, and October 10 to be revered by many hundred million Chinese of the future. To-day, August 15, on which Indian independence is inaugurated, may in time become a date no less revered than these other anniversaries, and by an even larger number of people. And the Indian national day may also have a prouder distinction. For while the national days of other countries so often commemorate glorious but bloody events Indians to-day are able to rejoice at achieving their independence without the prelude of country-wide civil war to which some months ago many had resigned themselves. Related: Mr Jinnah, founding father of independent Pakistan: from the archive, 12 August 1947 How many ages henceShall this our lofty scene be acted o’erIn States - unborn and accents yet unknown!. . . So oft as that shall beSo often shall the knot of us be calledThe men that gave their country liberty. Related: Why Pakistan and India remain in denial 70 years on from partition Continue reading... [...]
13
Like
Save
India after partition – then and now
On the anniversary of Indian independence from Britain and partition, we compare contemporary images of Amritsar and New Delhi with those taken from 1947 to 1951The partition of India led to one of the largest mass migrations in modern history, with millions seeking sanctuary from violence in ancient tombs and forts, which were transformed into sprawling refugee camps. More than 15 million people were displaced after India gained independence from Britain in 1947, with Muslims heading towards the newly formed Pakistan as Hindus and Sikhs moved in the opposite direction. Continue reading... [...]
7
Like
Save
This village in UP boycotts Independence Day celebration
Residents of Choudhipur village in Mailani area in Lakhimpur Kheri district, some 70 km from Uttar Pradesh will not celebrate Independence Day as they feel no development has happened in their village even 70 years after Independence. The village [...]
9
Like
Save
Jabees BTwins
  I’d been hearing of this Hong Kong based company for quite a while. The fact that they made one of the first relatively affordable, “truly” wireless in-ears in the market, made me aw... [...]
7
Like
Save