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Chandrayaan-2 launch put off, maybe for a few moons

While Isro officially confirmed “a technical snag” in GSLV-MkIII, five sources independently confirmed to TOI that the launch was put off because of a leak in the cryogenic stage. A senior scientist told TOI that Isro would “come back soon”, indicating the agency is trying to get the rocket off ground before the present launch window ends on July 31.

16 Jul 2019 12:56 am
Shastri will have to re-apply for India coach job

The BCCI will soon invite fresh applications for the Indian cricket team's support staff, including the head coach, and incumbent Ravi Shastri will need to re-apply once his contract expires after next month's tour of the West Indies.

15 Jul 2019 6:55 pm
Lok Sabha passes bill to give NIA more teeth, 'finish off terrorism'

Seeking to give more teeth to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill to allow it to probe terrorist acts against Indians and Indian interests abroad. The amendments will also allow the NIA to probe cybercrimes and cases of human trafficking. The NIA was set up in 2009 after the Mumbai terror attack that had claimed 166 lives.

15 Jul 2019 5:57 pm
Karnataka MLAs in Mumbai may skip trust vote

Karnataka MLAs camping at a hotel in Mumbai may skip the confidence motion moved by the southern state's chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on July 18, sources said.

15 Jul 2019 5:40 pm
WC final: Was giving Eng six runs a big mistake?

The 2019 ICC World Cup final at Lord's on Sunday was tantalisingly poised. England needed nine runs from three balls, which meant New Zealand had their noses in front ever so slightly.

15 Jul 2019 4:08 pm
Shah, Owaisi spar over NIA amendment bill

The verbal duel between the two leaders started during a discussion on the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, when opposition members including Owaisi started interrupting BJP's Satyapal Singh.

15 Jul 2019 3:47 pm
Djokovic pips Federer to his 5th Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic again proved the toughest nut for Roger Federer to crack, repelling all the Swiss threw at him in an epic duel to win a fifth Wimbledon crown in the longest singles final in the tournament's 133-year history on Sunday.

15 Jul 2019 10:10 am
Karnataka crisis: Resort politics costs crores; who’s paying?

All three parties have splurged crores of rupees on tucking away MLAs at resorts or star hotels since the current political imbroglio began with 13 legislators of the ruling parties handing in their resignations on July 6. Rebel MLAs have claimed that they are spending their own money to stay in star hotels, but the Cong and JD(S) have fingered the BJP.

15 Jul 2019 10:04 am
England beat New Zealand to win first WC title

England ended their 44-year wait for a maiden 50-overs World Cup title by beating a gutsy New Zealand side on boundaries after a tied Super Over amidst heart-stopping drama at Lord's on Sunday.

15 Jul 2019 8:58 am
Cricket experts fume at 'cruel' WC final rule

After the 'Super Over' too failed to end the tie between England and New Zealand in the 2019 ICC World Cup final at Lord's on Sunday, the trophy was awarded to the hosts because they had hit more boundaries (fours) than New Zealand.

15 Jul 2019 8:58 am
In Karnataka's political drama, a TV actor is man of the moment

A veteran of 10 elections — six of which were successful campaigns —KR Ramesh Kumar is a seasoned politician known for his sharp wit. Having essayed the role of a politician in several Kannada TV serials, he carries his love of dialogue and punch lines to the House and doesn’t skip a beat while berating members or making a point from the chair.

15 Jul 2019 5:08 am
Dhoni may not be automatic pick in Indian team

There is a feeling amongst those who matter in Indian cricket that the 38-year-old must now make way for others. Chief selector MSK Prasad is likely to speak to Dhoni soon and convey to the legend that his time to exit may have come, sources said. Dhoni has scored 10,773 runs in 350 ODIs@50.57, and 1617 runs in 98 T20Is@37.60.

15 Jul 2019 3:25 am
If Dhoni doesn’t quit, he may not be automatic pick in team

There is a feeling amongst those who matter in Indian cricket that the 38-year-old must now make way for others. Dhoni's batting down the order at the World Cup triggered heated debate, particularly his unbeaten 42 off 31 balls against England at Edgbaston, where he seemed to have abandoned the chase well before the end and only hit out in the last over, when the match was already lost.

15 Jul 2019 3:25 am
Sidhu makes resignation letter public

Sidhu, sore over Amarinder’s decision to divest him of the plum local bodies portfolio, had been awaiting intervention by the central Congress leadership. He chose to disclose his resignation after more than a month in a bid to pre-empt action by the CM for not assuming charge as power and renewable resources minister, party sources said.

15 Jul 2019 1:46 am
How England won WC title despite tied Super Over

England clinched their maiden World Cup title with a dramatic victory over New Zealand at the Lord’s in London on Sunday. The summit clash was action packed, went down to the wire and New Zealand and England were at par till the last ball of the encounter.

15 Jul 2019 12:52 am
England win maiden World Cup title after Super Over drama

England finished on 241 all out in pursuit of New Zealand's 241-8, the final came down to a six-ball shootout for each team. Both sides finished on 15 so England won due to a tie-break rule because they hit more boundaries.

15 Jul 2019 12:21 am
Djokovic beats Federer to win 5th Wimbledon title

Defending champion Novak Djokovic claimed his fifth Wimbledon title on Sunday beating eight-time champion Roger Federer 7-6 (7/5), 1-6, 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 13-12 (7/3) in the longest ever final and settled by an historic tie-break.

14 Jul 2019 11:49 pm
Talks with Taliban: Pakistan joins US, Russia, China; India elbowed out

Pakistan joined the US, Russia and China over the weekend to craft a peace agreement with the Taliban. India's participation or voice has been negligible in the evolving situation, while Pakistan has used the opportunity to manoeuvre itself to centerstage of the region's geopolitics

14 Jul 2019 11:10 pm
Live: Two dead in Himachal building collapse

At least two people were killed and several others, including Army personnel, were feared trapped under debris of a multi-storey building which collapsed in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district on Sunday. Stay tuned to TOI for all live updates.

14 Jul 2019 7:09 pm
One more rebel Karnataka MLA arrives in Mumbai

Rebel Karnataka Congress MLA MTB Nagaraj, who submitted his resignation to the Assembly Speaker on July 10, arrived in Mumbai Sunday afternoon, taking the total number of MLAs in the metropolis to 15, sources here said. Leaders of the Congress-JD(S) coalition had held talks with Nagaraj on Saturday in a bid to woo him back.

14 Jul 2019 6:13 pm
Himachal: 35 feared trapped in building collapse

More than 35 people, including some Army personnel, are feared trapped under debris of a multi-storey building which collapsed in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district on Sunday, a district official said. The building, which housed a restaurant, located on the Nahan-Kumarhatti road, collapsed amidst heavy rains in the area, he said.

14 Jul 2019 6:03 pm
Stage set for India’s Moon landing

All preparations are complete and Chandrayaan-2 is sitting inside the launch vehicle at the second launchpad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre. Once launched on Monday, Chandrayaan-2 will over 50 days to soft-land Vikram (the lander) on lunar surface — it is scheduled for touchdown on September 6 or 7 — making India only the 4th nation in world to achieve the feat.

14 Jul 2019 4:57 pm
Kartarpur: Pak agrees to visa-free year-long travel

Pakistan has agreed to allow visa-free travel for the Indian passport holders 7 days a week. A dossier was handed over to Pakistan to highlight India's concerns to which it assured that no anti-India activity would be allowed. The talks with Pakistan on the modalities for operationalisation of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor were held at the Pakistan side in Wagah.

14 Jul 2019 3:49 pm
WC Final Live: New Zealand bat first vs England

Check all the live score updates, Ball by ball commentary & scorecard of ICC Cricket World Cup final match between England and New Zealand on Times of India.

14 Jul 2019 3:24 pm
Chandrayaan-2 being led by women scientists

For the first time in India's history, a space mission is being led by two women scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro). While Vanitha Muthayya is heading the country's second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 as project director, Ritu Karidhal is the mission director.

14 Jul 2019 3:03 pm
Kartarpur: Allow 5,000 pilgrims everyday, India says

The second round of talks with Pakistan on the modalities for operationalisation of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor was held at Wagah, Pakistan on Sunday. During the discussion, India made several proposals for the facilitation of hassle-free journey of pilgrims on the corridor. During the meeting, both the sides agreed on the 'crossing point'/zero point' coordinates.

14 Jul 2019 2:59 pm
K'taka: 'Cong willing to settle rebels' demands'

Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar on Sunday said that his party is willing to settle the demands of the rebel MLAs and hoped they will support the coalition government.

14 Jul 2019 1:45 pm
Sidhu tweets resignation letter he wrote to Rahul

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned as Punjab minister. Last month, after the cabinet reshuffle, Sidhu was assigned the portfolio of new and renewable energy. ​An 'adamant' Sidhu has not assumed the new charge since June 6. The Congress leader posted his resignation letter dated June 10, addressed to Rahul Gandhi, on his official Twitter account.

14 Jul 2019 12:11 pm
India, Pak to hold meet on Kartarpur corridor, pilgrims' safety on agenda

Government sources said the meeting is scheduled to take place at 9.30am at Wagah. New Delhi is looking forward to the upcoming talks with Islamabad and will take up a number of key issues, including infrastructure, pilgrims' movement and safety, government sources had said on Friday.

14 Jul 2019 8:44 am
England, NZ aim for maiden World Cup title

Eoin Morgan's England face New Zealand at Lord's on Sunday as both the teams are desperate to win the World Cup for the first time. When England exited the 2015 tournament after an embarrassing defeat by Bangladesh, few tipped them as potential champions four years later. The key battle in the final could well be the one between England batting and New Zealand bowling.

14 Jul 2019 8:36 am
India all set for 52-day trip to Moon

While a successful mission will mark multiple firsts for India, the attempt is seen as the country’s next step in the international space race as it vies to rub shoulders with giants like the United States, Russia and China. In the 10 years between Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan-2, China has landed on the Moon multiple times, the latest being ‘Chang’e 4’ that touched down on the far side of the Moon in January, a first for any country.

14 Jul 2019 5:47 am
Five more rebel K'taka Congress MLAs move SC

The five MLAs are Anand Singh, K Sudhakar, N Nagaraju, Munirathna and Roshan Baig. While Singh claimed to have submitted his resignation on July 1, Munirathna did so on July 6 and the rest followed suit on July 10. Earlier the 10 rebel Congress MLAs, who claimed to have submitted their resignations to the Speaker on July 10, had moved the Supreme Court.

14 Jul 2019 2:40 am
From 8 to 10 teams, IPL eyes expansion, again

Eight years after the BCCI first tried a similar expansion in 2011 and withdrew within the next two years owing to multiple controversies, a blueprint is getting ready again, thanks to the league’s ambitious stakeholders. “The plan is ready. Expansion is a certainty. What needs to be worked out is the tender process and how to go about it. Expect things to fall in place soon, certainly before the next IPL edition,” sources familiar with developments told TOI.

14 Jul 2019 2:35 am
IPL plans expansion again, may go from 8 to 10 teams in 2021

Eight years after the BCCI first tried a similar expansion in 2011 and withdrew within the next two years owing to multiple controversies, a blueprint is getting ready again, thanks to the league’s ambitious stakeholders. “The plan is ready. Expansion is a certainty. What needs to be worked out is the tender process and how to go about it. Expect things to fall in place soon, certainly before the next IPL edition,” sources familiar with developments told TOI.

14 Jul 2019 2:35 am