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Wadekar: Captain who led India to historic wins

Former India captain Ajit Wadekar, who breathed his last at the Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday, will be remembered as a leader who led India to their maiden overseas Test series wins in West Indies and England.

15 Aug 2018 11:57 pm
Atal Bihari Vajpayee critical, put on life support system: AIIMS

Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is critical and on full life support. His condition has sharply deteriorated in the last 24 hours, AiIMS said this in a statement issued late in the night on Wednesday, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the ailing BJP stalwart.

15 Aug 2018 10:25 pm
London Police return stolen Buddha statue to India

A 12th century bronze Buddha statue stolen from a museum at Nalanda in Bihar nearly 60 years ago was returned to India on Wednesday by the London's Metropolitan Police as part of a ceremony here to mark India's Independence Day.

15 Aug 2018 5:17 pm
RBI puts 200 stressed bank a/cs under scanner

As part of its effort to contain rising non-performing assets (NPAs), the RBI has started scrutiny of 200 large accounts to assess level of stress and provisioning done against them by respective banks.

15 Aug 2018 4:34 pm
I’m in charge of DMK after father's death: Stalin

DMK working president M K Stalin on Wednesday said he is in charge of the party after the death of party president and his father M Karunanidhi.

15 Aug 2018 2:33 pm
How hackers looted Rs 94cr from a Pune bank

Payment experts say the fraud involved breaching the firewall in servers that authorize ATM transactions. After this, a proxy server was created and transactions authorized by the fake or proxy server.

15 Aug 2018 11:33 am
Rain misery continues in Kerala, Kochi airport shut till Saturday

Cochin International Airport will fall off the aviation map for nearly four days with Cial officials informing that airport will stop all operations till Saturday due the incessant rains and excess of water flowing from the Idukki dam in past couple of days.

15 Aug 2018 10:58 am
'Gaganyaan' to take Indian astronaut to space by 2022: PM Modi

India will undertake a manned space mission on board 'Gaganyaan' by 2022 or earlier, PM Modi said during his speech from Red Fort. Chandrayaan-1 was India's first lunar probe. It was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation in October 2008 and operated until August 2009.

15 Aug 2018 8:48 am
Live: India celebrates 72nd Independence Day

India is celebrating 72 years of independence today. Stay with TOI to get all the latest updates on Independence Day celebrations from across the world.

15 Aug 2018 6:19 am
Toilets without doors: More horror from TISS report

Sexual, mental and physical abuse of inmates apart, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) audit report has also found several shortcomings in the overall operations of shelter homes in Bihar.

15 Aug 2018 5:11 am
CRPF and J&K police bag lion’s share of police medals this year

The CRPF and J&K police have together bagged the lion’s share of police medals for gallantry announced this Independence-Day eve for anti-terrorist operations in J&K. The joint operations by CRPF, J&K police and the Army saw a record 213 terrorists being eliminated last year.

15 Aug 2018 3:16 am
SC: Banks can invoke personal guarantees

Spelling trouble for industrialists whose personal guarantees helped corporate entities owned by them get huge loans only to later default, the Supreme Court has ruled that banks can act against guarantors even as proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code are on.

15 Aug 2018 3:08 am
'Several reform measures taken for armed forces'

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday said the NDA government had initiated steps to reform the Army in a planned manner, while also taking a slew of measures to improve the working conditions, salaries and pensions of all armed forces personnel.

15 Aug 2018 2:18 am
Those out of NRC get time till Oct 28 to file claims

Claims and objections from the public on inclusion and exclusion of names in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam will start on August 30 and continue till October 28, according to the standard operating procedure (SOP) filed by the Centre before the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

15 Aug 2018 2:05 am
Violence has no place in society, says President

In a call for restraint in the backdrop of concerns over mob violence, President Ram Nath Kovind has said that violence has no place in society and it is necessary to recall the value of Mahatma Gandhi’s mantra of “ahimsa”.

15 Aug 2018 1:54 am
WATCH - Gambhir's take on India's two losses

In a candid interview with TimesofIndia.com Gautam Gambhir analyses India's two losses vs England that has left Team India trailing 0-2. The former India captain also speaks about the major problem areas for the Indian team. Gambhir also lashed out at the ICC Test ranking system, saying top teams should be those who manage to win consistently overseas.

14 Aug 2018 9:09 pm
Italy bridge collapses in rains, at least 30 dead

At least 30 people were killed when a motorway bridge collapsed in torrential rains on Tuesday morning over buildings in the northern Italian port city of Genoa, and the deputy transport minister said the death toll would rise.

14 Aug 2018 7:22 pm
Live: Situation grim in flood-hit Kerala districts

Many districts in Kerala are grappling with severe flood situation. Torrential rains, overflowing rivers and a series of landslides have resulted in 38 deaths so far while four peole are missing. Stay with us for live updates.

14 Aug 2018 6:13 pm
Virat Kohli in race to get fully fit for third Test

Skipper Virat Kohli is in a race against time to get completely fit for the third Test. He had confirmed his availability albeit with the rider that he might not be able to field or run between the wickets up to a 100 percent of his ability.

14 Aug 2018 5:37 pm
Watch: The evolution of the Indian flag

The national flag of India symbolises pride for every Indian. The current flag has evolved over time, reflecting the struggle for independence from the days of British rule. Here’s a look at the incredible journey of our tricolour flag.

14 Aug 2018 5:16 pm
Why China doesn't trust Uighurs

China is home to an estimated 23 million Muslims, belonging to various ethnic groups such as Hui, Uighur, Kazakh, Dongxiang, Kyrgyz and Uzbeks. The mainland majority is Han Chinese, the dominant group. Huis account for the majority of Muslims and are mostly settled in Ningxia, a region close to Inner Mongolia; and are better tolerated by China.

14 Aug 2018 4:49 pm
Live: President's address on I-Day eve

President Ram Nath Kovind's address to the nation on the eve of 72nd Independence day. Stay here for all live updates:

14 Aug 2018 3:31 pm
Stalin: I’d have died had Karunanidhi not been buried on Marina Beach

Speaking at an executive committee meeting of the party which was held here to condole the death of Karunanidhi, Stalin narrated his meeting with Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami at the latter’s residence on August 7, a few hours before his father died.

14 Aug 2018 2:06 pm
Car hits barriers outside UK Parl, driver arrested

A man was arrested after a car collided with security barriers outside London's parliament building and a number of pedestrians were injured, police said on Tuesday.

14 Aug 2018 12:56 pm
Virat Kohli appeals to fans: Never give up on us

India's dismal run in the ongoing Test series against England has forced India skipper Virat Kohli to post a message on social media in which he appealed to fans to never give up on the team.

14 Aug 2018 12:13 pm
Tuticorin protests: Madras HC orders CBI probe

In a major setback to the Tamil Nadu government, the Madras high court on Tuesday ordered a CBI probe into the May 22 police shooting in Tuticorin in which 13 anti-Sterlite protesters were killed.

14 Aug 2018 11:46 am
J&K: Infiltraton bid foiled, 2 Pak soldiers killed

Two Pakistani troopers were killed by the Indian Army in response to ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said. Indian troops carried out operations last night after the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

14 Aug 2018 11:16 am
Rupee hits new low, breaches 70-mark for first time against US dollar

On Monday, the currency had hit recorded its biggest intra-day fall in five years, hitting the all-time low of 69.93, followed by a global currency crisis after the Turkish lira witnessed a rout.The rupee ended the day as the worst performer in Asia.

14 Aug 2018 10:48 am
US sanctions: Iran offers oil to India, others at cheapest rate in 14 years

The United States will seek to block Iran's international oil sales from November 5, when the second phase of sanctions are reimposed as part of Washington's withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.

14 Aug 2018 10:27 am
Rupee bleeds: How Turkey is eating up India's forex reserves

As the dollar becomes stronger, the rupee turns weaker. Rupee 's weakness is also driven by the fact that India is a net importer, and thus needs more dollars every year to import. Foreign investments have also slowed down translating in fewer dollars coming in.

14 Aug 2018 10:21 am
Will Virat Kohli be fit in time for third Test?

A humiliation at Lord's in two and a half days hurts. Adding injury to the insult were the back spasms that Virat Kohli suffered during the Test, and the Indian camp will be extremely worried about the skipper ahead of the third in Nottingham in five days' time.

14 Aug 2018 8:00 am
HDK visits 40 temples in 82 days as CM

H D Kumaraswamy has set a record visiting around 40 temples in his first 82 days as chief minister — a temple every alternate day. Sources in the chief minister’s office (CMO) said Kumaraswamy had visited 34 temples as of Sunday since assuming office on May 23.

14 Aug 2018 7:52 am