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Former India cricket captain Ajit Wadekar dies at 77

Mumbai (AFP) - Ajit Wadekar, the man who led India to their first series triumphs in England and the West Indies, died on Wednesday at the age of 77, the Press Trust of India reported. Wadekar died at ...

15 Aug 2018 5:23 pm
Worst floods in a century kill 67 in India's Kerala state

Sixty-seven people have been killed over the past week in the worst floods to hit India's Kerala state in nearly a century. At least 25 died on Wednesday, with the disaster management authority saying ...

15 Aug 2018 5:10 pm
'Modicare': India pm to launch new health scheme

India's prime minister has revealed what is being billed as the world's largest government-funded health scheme. Narendra Modi says it will cover around half a billion people. But there're concerns th...

15 Aug 2018 4:55 pm
Broad, Anderson and Woakes batter India

England 396 for 7 decl (Woakes 137*, Bairstow 93, Pandya 3-66, Shami 3-96) beat India 107 (Ashwin 29, Anderson 5-20) and 130 (Ashwin 33*, Anderson 4-23, Broad 4-44) by an innings and 159 runs England ...

15 Aug 2018 2:58 pm
India lose to Bahrain in preliminary men's handball

Jakarta, Aug 15 (PTI) The Indian men's handball team went down 25-32 to Bahrain in a Group D preliminary match of the Asian Games here today. Deepak Ahlawat scored six times out of 10 shots while Adit...

15 Aug 2018 2:52 pm
Asian Games 2018: India lose to Bahrain in preliminary men’s handball

The Indian men’s handball team went down 25-32 to Bahrain in a Group D preliminary match of the Asian Games in Jakarta on Wednesday. Deepak Ahlawat scored six times out of 10 shots while Adithya Nagar...

15 Aug 2018 2:51 pm
Asian Games: India men slump to second successive loss in handball

Jakarta: Indian men’s handball team’s hopes of qualifying for main round of the Asian Games suffered a big blow as it went down to Bahrain 32-25 in a Group D game here on Wednesday. This was the secon...

15 Aug 2018 2:45 pm
Remitly Releases Update to Money Transfer Service to India and Signs R. Madhavan as Brand Ambassador

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 15, 2018--Today Remitly, the largest private digital remittance company headquartered in the United States, announced it has released an update to its money transfer serv...

15 Aug 2018 2:25 pm
5 batsmen who can replace India's current Test batting line-up

The poor form of Indian batsmen continued in the second Test as India slumped to a huge loss at Lords. The performance of Indian batsmen has been disastrous as none of the batsmen, except for Virat Ko...

15 Aug 2018 2:24 pm
UK Police Return Buddha Statue to India 57 Years After It Was Stolen

LONDON (Reuters) - British police have returned a 12th Century Buddha statue stolen in India 57 years ago. The Buddha, a bronze statue with silver inlay, was one of 14 statues stolen in 1961 from the ...

15 Aug 2018 2:24 pm
Dubai taps India's jewellery sector

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently concluded a study mission to India, which explored business opportunities in the country's gems and jewellery sector. The study mission included vis...

15 Aug 2018 2:16 pm
Flash flood sweeps away 11 picnickers in India

NEW DELHI — At least 11 people were swept away by a flash flood while picnicking at a waterfall in central India on Wednesday, an official said. District Magistrate Shilpi Gupta said seven others were ...

15 Aug 2018 2:15 pm
Heavy monsoon rains kill 67 in southern India, close airport

NEW DELHI — Torrential monsoon rains have disrupted air and train services in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where flooding, landslides and bridge collapses have killed at least 67 people in the ...

15 Aug 2018 2:12 pm
Adam Silver says NBA interested in playing a preseason game in Mumbai, India next year

Over the past few years, as the NBA has continued to grow in popularity, one of its main missions has been spreading the game around the world. The league recently held the third edition of the NBA Af...

15 Aug 2018 1:53 pm
India: No Respite For The Rupee

Trade deficit at five-year high in July. Rising core inflation, slower GDP growth. Authorities accommodating INR weakness. Likelihood of more aggressive RBI policy tightening. By Prakash Sakpal, Econo...

15 Aug 2018 1:39 pm
She Risks Reopening the Wounds of the India-Pakistan Partition

A few months after Mallika Ahluwalia began realizing how deep the silence on the Partition went, she realized the silence was part of her own family too. Her paternal grandmother was in Lahore, Pakist...

15 Aug 2018 1:30 pm
India floods kill 34 in Kerala state

More than half of the 14 districts in India's Kerala state are on high alert, as one of the worst floods on record wreaks havoc across the region with at least 34 people killed. Colette Luke has more.

15 Aug 2018 1:27 pm
Summer of Cricket: Can India make history at Trent Bridge?

Adam Collins and Daniel Norcross talk us through the mammoth task facing India as they seek to overturn a 2-0 Test series deficit.

15 Aug 2018 1:18 pm
India's Answer to the Parker Solar Probe Is Hot on NASA's Heels

On August 13, NASA made history with the launch of the Parker Solar Probe, humanity’s grand first attempt to touch the sun. But amid all the anticipation and fanfare, a different team of scientists co...

15 Aug 2018 12:13 pm
Modi promises India’s first manned space mission by 2022

NEW DELHI — India will send a manned flight into space by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Wednesday as part of India’s independence day celebrations. He said India will become the fourth ...

15 Aug 2018 11:47 am
India's Kerala State Placed on Red Alert as Death Toll From Flooding Rises

The death toll from flooding in India’s Kerala rose to 42 on August 15 as officials issued a red alert for the state, the Times of India reported. Firstpost said rescue operations were continuing on W...

15 Aug 2018 11:37 am
India’s First All-Women SWAT Team Guards Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Independence Day

A 36-member all-female Special Weapons And Tactics team from north-east India provided security cover to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during celebrations of the 72nd Independence Day at the Red Fort i...

15 Aug 2018 11:36 am
Kejriwal laments ‘backwardness’ in India

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday lamented the “backwardness” in the country and asked if Delhi can achieve “success” in the health and education sectors why other states cannot replic...

15 Aug 2018 11:26 am
India will send manned flight into space by 2022: prime minister

Subscribe for unlimited digital access. Try one month for $1! Subscribe for unlimited digital access. Try one month for $1! NEW DELHI — India will send a manned flight into space by 2022, Prime Minist...

15 Aug 2018 11:17 am
UK police return Buddha statue to India 57 years after theft

LONDON (AP) — Police in London have returned a 12th century statue of Buddha to India after recovering it 57 years after it was stolen. Police handed over the bronze statue with silver inlay during a ...

15 Aug 2018 10:52 am
Independence Day 2018: The Road to India’s Partition

As citizens of India and Pakistan celebrate 71 years of their independence on August 15, they will also remember 1947 as the momentous year of their simultaneous birth. That year, the British quit the...

15 Aug 2018 10:42 am
India aims for the world’s biggest health care overhaul

In the marble halls of Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, patients are greeted by chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling French windows. There are autism and Alzheimer’s clinics, genetic testing, ...

15 Aug 2018 10:34 am
Worst flood in a century kills 43 in India's Kerala, more rain due

KOCHI, India (Reuters) - The death toll from the worst floods in nearly a century in the Indian tourist state of Kerala rose to 43 on Wednesday as rising water stranded tens of thousands of people and ...

15 Aug 2018 10:23 am
India aims to send astronauts into space by 2022, Modi says

The Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, delivers his independence day speech at the Red Fort in New Delhi. Photograph: Harish Tyagi/EPA India will send an astronaut into space by 2022, the country’s ...

15 Aug 2018 10:15 am
Lessons for Trent Bridge: pointers for England and India before third Test

Two weeks ago India were on the cusp of greatness. Already the best team in the world, a win in England would enshrine them as a team for the ages. And they knew that circumstances were in their favou...

15 Aug 2018 9:53 am
Asian Games: India hope to end medal drought in volleyball

KOCHI: For the last few years, Indian volleyball has been in the news mostly for the wrong reasons. Series of internal disputes in the Volleyball Federation of India (VFI) saw them getting provisional...

15 Aug 2018 9:20 am
How a British Royal’s Monumental Errors Made India’s Partition More Painful

The midnight between August 14 and 15, 1947, was one of history’s truly momentous moments: It marked the birth of Pakistan, an independent India and the beginning of the end of an era of colonialism. ...

15 Aug 2018 8:48 am
India to launch its first manned space mission by 2022

India plans to send manned mission to space by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Wednesday. The mission will see the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) send a crew of three into a lo...

15 Aug 2018 8:34 am
This City in India Has Terrifying Air Pollution

This story was originally published by Undark. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. At the railway hospital in Patna, India, earlier this year, an old woman took a raspy breath a...

15 Aug 2018 8:32 am
His son died in a road accident, so India's 'pothole dada' fills his family's sorrow with stone and gravel

The bike crashed to a halt, throwing the driver, Ram, several feet away and leaving him with gashes on his chin and forehead. His helmet prevented the damage from being worse. But Prakash was riding w...

15 Aug 2018 8:32 am
Heavy monsoon rains kill 44 in southern India, close airport

NEW DELHI — Torrential monsoon rains have hit air and train services in the southern Indian state of Kerala where flooding, landslides, house and road bridge collapses have killed more than 40 people ...

15 Aug 2018 8:14 am
Slowdowns in China and India eat away at Asian oil demand

Oil demand from Asia's biggest importers, China and India, is growing more slowly than expected, exposing weakness in two of the world's largest economies and eroding a key pillar of global petroleum ...

15 Aug 2018 8:03 am
India plans to launch first manned space mission by 2022

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the country will attempt to launch its first manned space mission by 2022. Modi made the announcement during a speech commemorating India's Independence D...

15 Aug 2018 7:59 am
Happy India Independence Day 2018: Here's what you need to know about India's road to independence from Britain

Today India celebrates 72 years since it became independent from the British Empire. India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, welcomed the historic day with a lengthy speech on his country's progress in ...

15 Aug 2018 7:57 am
India must escape Britain’s colonial shadow and decriminalise homosexuality

* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. When the British came to India, they didn’t just colonise our nation they colonised our traditions ...

15 Aug 2018 7:56 am
Blackstone may reportedly buy stake in India's Jet Airways loyalty arm

U.S. private equity firm Blackstone Group LP is in talks to acquire a stake in the frequent-flier loyalty programme of Jet Airways (India) Ltd, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar ...

15 Aug 2018 7:34 am
India says forex reserves comfortable to withstand rupee fall

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's foreign exchange reserves are comfortable by global standards and sufficient to mitigate any undue volatility in the foreign exchange market, the finance minister said on ...

15 Aug 2018 6:52 am
Stolen Buddha statue to return to India after being found in UK

A 12th-century statue of Buddha stolen from India nearly 60 years ago is to be returned to the country after it was discovered at a trade fair in the UK. The bronze sculpture was one of 14 statues ran...

15 Aug 2018 6:51 am
Independence Day: From Netaji to Ambedkar, lessons from India’s freedom struggle for stock market investors

Investors must allocate half of their money to debt funds: Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC CEOA Balasubramanian, Aditya Birla Sun Life Risk-reward ratio attractive in large-cap stocks; Motilal Oswal's Siddh...

15 Aug 2018 6:25 am
Sui Dhaaga - Made In India: Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma DECODE the colours of the Indian National Flag

Today is Independence Day and all the social media platforms are flooded with messages and wishes from all our favouirte celebs. Now, Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma, who will be seen in Sui Dhaaga - ...

15 Aug 2018 6:23 am
Parineeti Chopra, Arjun Kapoor starrer Namaste England poster cuts Aksai Chin out of India’s map

The moment first poster of the Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra starrer Namaste England surfaced on the internet, fans were in love with their sparkling chemistry and the look of it. Both the actors ...

15 Aug 2018 6:22 am
Independent but floundering: India after 71 years

A student in Chennai gets her palms painted with India's national flag colors and map ahead of Indian Independence Day celebrations. The day is celebrated every year across India on Aug. 15 to commemo...

15 Aug 2018 6:11 am
With An Eye On IPO In India For 2019, Ebix May Invest $500 Mn More In Acquisitions

With plans to make EbixCash, the Indian subsidiary of Ebix Inc, a supplier of on-demand software and ecommerce services, public next year, Ebix continues to double down on its aggressive acquisition s...

15 Aug 2018 6:08 am
India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022

Addressing the nation on its 72nd Independence Day, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the country will send an Indian astronaut to space by 2022. That’s big, because if India can make ...

15 Aug 2018 6:01 am
It's too early to talk about 5-0 win over India, says Jonny Bairstow

LONDON: The Indian team might be at a low ebb after losing the first two Tests but England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow says it is too early to talk about a 5-0 whitewash. The tourists suffered ...

15 Aug 2018 6:01 am