25 Jul 2014
New Delhi: The Telangana government on Wednesday chosed tennis star Sania Mirza as brand ambassador of new-born state and gave her Rs one crore, after which Indian ace badminton player Saina Nehwal tweeted that government still owed her Rs 50 lakh promised to her after she won the Olympics bronze medal in 2012.
24 Jul 2014
Glasgow: India's Anaka Alankamony, Harinder Pal Sandhu and Mahesh Mangaonkar won their respective opening singles convincingly in the squash competition of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games on Thursday. Alankamony breezed past Kenya's Khaleqa Nimji 11-2, 11-3, 11-6 to reach the round of 32 at the Scotstoun Sports Campus.
25 Jul 2014
New Delhi: With an aim to increase India's medal tally in 2016 and 2020 Olympics, the Sports Ministry has decided to start a "Target Mission Olympic Podium Scheme" and an elite athletes identification committee, which will include sporting greats Rahul Dravid and Abhinav Bindra among others.
24 Jul 2014
Glasgow: Rio de Janeiro will host a successful Olympic Games in 2016 after the World Cup showed Brazil can cope with staging the biggest sporting events, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.
23 Jul 2014
New Delhi: Smartphone users in the country are among the biggest consumers of data globally, spending over three hours on an average on their devices, a study by telecom equipment maker Ericsson said.
21 Jul 2014
Singapore: The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) listed Indians among the top three spenders in Singapore. The STB stated on Monday that that Indians were among the top three spenders during their visit here in the first quarter of this year.
18 Jul 2014
New Delhi: There are 5,986 Indian nationals lodged in foreign jails with the highest being in Saudi Arabia, government said in the Parliament.
16 Jul 2014
New Delhi: Another batch of 175 Indian nationals will reach Delhi on Thursday from conflict-hit Iraq even as the number of Indians to be evacuated from that country will be 3000 in next few days.
19 Jul 2014
New Delhi: Alarmed by reports of some Indian youths visiting Iraq to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a BJP member in the Lok Sabha wanted urgent steps to sternly deal with the issue.
14 Jul 2014
Melbourne: Australia is emerging as a hot tourist spot for Indian travellers with latest data showing an increase of over 19 percent in tourist arrivals from the country during January-May this year as compared to the same period last year.