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Ishant, Jadeja fit but we won't be pushing players with niggles, says Dhoni

Jan 25, 2015 at 13:33 | Source: FirstPost

Sydney: Faced with a must-win game they might be, but Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said unfit players will not be risked in the ongoing ODI tri-series keeping in mind next months World Cup here.India are staring at an early exit ...

From Putin to Abe: Here's who attended R-Day parades in India before Obama

Jan 25, 2015 at 11:36 | Source: FirstPost

Barack Obama is the sixth President of the United States to visit India after Dwight D Eisenhower (1959), Richard Nixon (1969), Jimmy Carter (1978), Bill Clinton (2000) and George W Bush (2006). But he is the first US President to visit India second...

US President lands in Delhi, PM Modi welcomes Obama with a hug

Jan 25, 2015 at 10:45 | Source: FirstPost

US President Barack Obama today arrived here on a three-day visit during which both sides willseek to break the deadlock in operationalising the civil nuclear pact, firm up a defence cooperation agreement besides broadening ties in areas like trade a...

Indias Shikhar Dhawan problem is proving hard to solve

Jan 25, 2015 at 10:11 | Source: FirstPost

Remember the summer of 2013? India travelled to England for the Champions Trophy under an IPL spot-fixing cloud. The team wasnt expected to compete but Shikhar Dhawan had other ideas. He smacked a fluent 114 against South Africa and then followed it ...

Target 185 plus: Late Karpoori Thakur is important for the BJP in Bihar

Jan 25, 2015 at 09:30 | Source: FirstPost

Patna: Why is late Karpoori Thakur, a prominent backward caste leader and staunch socialist, suddenly so important in the BJP's scheme of things in Bihar? The party has been busy organising the birth anniversary of the former chief minister with fanf...

Obama, world leaders head to Saudi Arabia to offer condolences

Jan 25, 2015 at 01:31 | Source: FirstPost

RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to meet its new King Salman after the death of his predecessor Abdullah on Friday, testimony to Riyadh's important role in energy markets and the fight against Islamist...

Euro zone development not a major factor affecting Asia Pacific growth - S&P

Jan 25, 2015 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Euro zone developments will not be a major factor affecting growth in the Asia Pacific, said Standard & Poor's sovereign rating analyst Takahira Ogawa on Friday."The region has not been a big contributor of growth and expo...

India's move towards better fiscal management key for rating agencies - S&P

Jan 25, 2015 at 00:30 | Source: FirstPost

MUMBAI (Reuters) - How the Indian government achieves better fiscal management could be more important as the fiscal deficit number alone would not give a true picture of the country's fiscal consolidation, an analyst at rating agency Standard and Po...

Ipca hit by FDA ban over Ratlam plant production violations

Jan 25, 2015 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

MUMBAI (Reuters) - U.S. regulator the Food and Drug Administration has banned imports from a Madhya Pradesh manufacturing plant of generic drugmaker Ipca Laboratories Ltd(IPCA.NS), citing violations of standard production practices.India is second on...

India FX reserves at record high as RBI fortifies defences

Jan 24, 2015 at 23:15 | Source: FirstPost

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's foreign exchange reserves rose $2.7 billion last week to reach a record high as the Reserve Bank of India continued to buy U.S. dollars in a bid to shore up its defences against any potential volatility in global currency m...

India to open coal to commercial mining firms soon, minister says

Jan 24, 2015 at 22:45 | Source: FirstPost

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - India expects to hold auctions for private firms to mine and sell coal in the near future, the country's coal and power minister Piyush Goyal said but first wants to deal with mines that are directly linked to plants th...

Brent rises after Saudi king dies, U.S. crude falls

Jan 24, 2015 at 22:30 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Brent crude rose on Friday on uncertainty over Saudi oil output following the death of King Abdullah, while U.S. crude prices fell, with traders citing a reported build at the Cushing, Oklahoma storage hub and the partial shutdow...

With Liability Clause settled, will Obama clear nuke deal by dumping flagging issue?

Jan 24, 2015 at 21:13 | Source: FirstPost

India and the United States still have a chance to operationalise their civilian nuclear cooperation agreement, hanging fire since 2008. This can happen if US President Barack Obama chooses to surprise Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their talks ...

Delhi polls: Is the Congress manifesto a snub to Sheila Dikshit?

Jan 24, 2015 at 19:50 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The Congress opting for a populist manifesto in Delhi has not only shown that the party is trying to realign itself to the adverse political reality in the state, but it has also put to rest any influence of former chief minister Sheila Di...

Forex kitty swells to hit a record but still RBI shouldn't use it to fund infra

Jan 24, 2015 at 18:38 | Source: FirstPost

India should thank Narendra Modi and crude oil for its all-time high foreign exchange reserves at $322 billion logged in the last week - the prime minister for creating a positive wave that has drawn higher foreign institutional investments and crude...

Obama visit: India, US hope to make progress in nuclear, defence, technology transfer

Jan 24, 2015 at 18:35 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Moving forward on issues of civil nuclear deal, technology transfer and joint ventures in defence will be among the key areas where India and the US will like to have "concrete deliverables" during the three-day high-voltage trip...

Grunting, cursing Azarenka is having a lot more fun

Jan 24, 2015 at 17:21 | Source: FirstPost

Melbourne: Two-time grand slam champion Victoria Azarenka will no longer bite her tongue or try to fit into any media-trained "image" as she makes her way on the tennis tour, the Belarusian said at the Australian Open on Saturday.Azarenka a...

Laughing at ancient Indian science: Why critics need to embrace some humility

Jan 24, 2015 at 16:30 | Source: FirstPost

There has been a lot of uninformed blabbering in the media over the Indian Science Congress sessions recently and the fact that, for once, there were a few papers that looked at ancient science from India. This, naturally, attracted a lot of abuse fr...

Amit Shah quells anti-Bedi murmurs in Delhi BJP; banks on Modi-Obama boost

Jan 24, 2015 at 16:24 | Source: FirstPost

The first big ad featuring Kiran Bedi in the Delhi assembly polls appeared today (24 January). It comes after the BJP central leadership, most particularly Amit Shah, finished its samjhane bujhane ka kaam (the task of explaining and warning dissident...

Obama's 'mann ki baat': What PM Modi wants to hear from the US President

Jan 24, 2015 at 15:39 | Source: FirstPost

President Obama of the United States is slated to arrive in and be a part of Indias Republic Day celebrations. The visit is in the nature of a landmark one: it will most likely be in the nature of validation for Indias great power aspirations and off...

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