All India Tennis Association

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AITA (All India Tennis Association) is the organizing body of tennis in India.

Here is all AITA news, AITA latest news, AITA recent news, AITA breaking news and AITA information.

Association was established in March 1920 by the name the All India Lawn Tennis Association at Lahore, which was later changed to All India Tennis Association.

The headquarters of AITA is in Delhi. It is affiliated from both International Tennis Federation and Asian Tennis Federation.

AITA organizes tennis tournaments in India and is responsible for sending Indian tennis team in Davis Cup, India Fed Cup and all other national international Tennis tournaments.

Different types of tournaments that AITA organizes are:

  1. Talent Series
  2. Championship Series
  3. Super Series
  4. National Series
  5. Two Nationals (Hard Court and Clay)

Team Deloitte dons the 'Kitchen Wars' champion's hat

July 29, 2014 at 3:11 PM

The war has come to an end! Team Deloitte has come out as the champion of Kitchen Wars, the first of its kind corporate culinary contest. It was after rounds of intense competition between 32 corporate biggies,

SRMJ India Couture Week 2014: Rina Dhaka displayed her collections

July 17, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Rina Dhaka chose to go with the contemporary look for her show on DAY 2 of the Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week, with exquisite baju bandhs, kalgi, toda and jadau pieces from Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers Svara and Sondaraya collections.

JEE (Mains) 2014 All India Ranks declared: Check Rank

July 8, 2014 at 7:48 PM

The All India Ranks for the JEE (Main) 2014 has been published and now candidates can check their results by visiting the official web site of IIT JEE Mains.

26 states come together to form Boxing India

June 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Boxing India (The Bout Outside the Ring) was formally ratified today by an enthusiastic gathering of 26 state boxing associations from across the country. In early May, Boxing India received provisional approval from AIBA to form a new federation that would govern the sport of boxing in India.

Chennai will host International Seminar on Wheat and wheat products

June 27, 2014 at 3:53 PM

The seventh International Seminar on 'Wheat and Wheat Products New Technologies Marketing Opportunities' will be held in Chennai on September 2 and 3, 2014. Wheat Products Promotion Society

India participates in Jakarta Fair 2014 with exclusive pavilion

June 12, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Jakarta, June 12 (IANS) India, with an exclusive pavilion, participated for the first time in Jakarta Fair 2014, the largest fair with about 3,000 micro, small and medium enterprises as well as 90 sponsor companies taking part in Indonesia.

India committed to collaborating with Germany: Irani

June 11, 2014 at 10:15 PM

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Human Resource Minister Smriti Irani said Wednesday India is committed to collaborating with Germany in the field of higher education.

Ministries urged to coordinate to check cardiovascular diseases

June 11, 2014 at 7:27 PM

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Different ministries need to work together if India wants to deal with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) - one of the main causes of death in the country, an official of the World Heart Federation (WHF) said Wednesday.

Narasingha Mishra elected Congress leader in Odisha assembly

June 11, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Bhubaneswar, June 11 (IANS) Former law minister Narasingha Mishra was Wednesday unanimously elected leader of the Congress Legislature Party in the Odisha assembly, a senior party leader said here.

India's exports jump by 12.4 percent in May

June 11, 2014 at 2:31 PM

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) India's exports jumped by 12.4 percent to $27.99 billion in May, the sharpest rise in six months helped by a weaker rupee, government data showed Wednesday.

Trade deficit at $11.23 billion in May

June 11, 2014 at 1:51 PM

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) India's trade deficit declined to $11.23 billion in May from $19.37 billion reported in the corresponding month of 2013-14, due to a drop in non-oil imports including that of gold.

Sterling calls off sale, will fight in court

June 10, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Washington, June 10 (IANS) Donald Sterling, the embattled owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, insists on keeping the National Basketball Association (NBA) team and pulling out of a $2 billion sale to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, his attorney said.

'Will bring back India's safe destination image'

June 10, 2014 at 6:55 PM

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Culture and Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik Tuesday said the issue of safety of women tourists was a priority of his ministry and it will work out a strategy to restore India's "safe destination" image.

CA congratulates Paul Marsh

June 10, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Melbourne, June 10 (IANS) Cricket Australia Tuesday offered its congratulations to Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) CEO Paul Marsh on his appointment as CEO of the AFL Players' Association (AFLPA).

Saudis spend 30 percent of income on phone, internet

June 10, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Riyadh, June 10 (IANS) People in Saudi Arabia spend 30 percent of their income to pay their phone and internet services bills, the Consumer Protection Association (CPA) said.

Indo-Canadian duo charged with honour killing, contest extradition

June 10, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Ottawa, June 10 (IANS) A mother and an uncle of a woman in Canada charged with "honour killing", have appealed against their extradition to India, media reported Tuesday.

Third leg of Myanmar golf tour due to be held June 19

June 10, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Yangon, June 10 (IANS) The Third leg of Myanmar Golf Tour is due to be held June 19 at Shwe Mann Taung Golf Club in Mandalay, the second largest city of Myanmar.

Britain tops FDI destination ranking in Europe

June 10, 2014 at 7:35 AM

London, June 10 (IANS) Britain was the most attractive destination in Europe for foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2013, a survey result published Monday showed.

Military lifts curfew in three more zones in Thailand

June 10, 2014 at 12:07 AM

Bangkok, June 10 (IANS/EFE) The military junta in Thailand has lifted curfew from three more tourist zones which the army imposed when they seized power in a coup May 22.

Modi regime brought new wind of change, says China (Roundup)

June 9, 2014 at 11:35 PM

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) China pushed for increased economic cooperation with India and to be included in the country's burgeoning infrastructure and manufacturing story through investments as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Monday touched base with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and said the new Indian government has "brought a new wind of change".

Chinese foreign minister calls on Pranab

June 9, 2014 at 11:28 PM

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Wang Yi, the foreign minister and special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Monday called on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Chinese foreign minister meets Modi

June 9, 2014 at 11:27 PM

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, official sources said.

Patel, Campanico earn points in International GT Open

June 9, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Algrave (Portugal), June 9 (IANS) India's Aditya Patel and team-mate Cesar Campanico finished eighth and received points after starting 13th in the second race of the International GT Open championship here.

Deregulated power markets ignoring benefits of nuclear energy: Expert

June 9, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Moscow, June 9 (IANS) Deregulated electricity markets suffer from short-term focus and are ignoring the long-term advantages of nuclear energy such as tackling climate change affecting its development, a leading nuclear expert said here Monday.

India go down 0-4 to Australia

June 9, 2014 at 7:11 PM

The Hague, June 9 (IANS) India's group campaign in the FIH Hockey World Cup came to an end with a 0-4 thrashing by defending champions Australia at the Kyocera Stadium here Monday.

India thrashed 0-4 by Australia

June 9, 2014 at 6:31 PM

The Hague, June 9 (IANS) India suffered their third defeat in the FIH Hockey World Cup getting thrashed 0-4 by defending champions Australia in their last group match at the Kyocera Stadium here Monday.

Rocky S to design for Indian delegates at international pageants

June 9, 2014 at 6:16 PM

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Fashion designer Rocky S has associated with Miss India Organization to style the delegates representing India at Miss World 2014 and Miss Universe 2014.

'Monsoon expected to be below normal'

June 9, 2014 at 5:43 PM

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Monsoon is expected to be below normal in 2014 at 93 percent of the average rainfall, Minister of Earth Sciences Jitendra Singh said Monday.

Heartbreak for Force India's Perez at Canadian GP

June 9, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Montreal, June 9 (IANS) Force India suffered a heartbreak in the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix as Sergio Perez, contending for victory until the closing stages of the 70-lap race, crashed out at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve here.

Government will focus on neighbourhood: President

June 9, 2014 at 4:07 PM

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The government would follow a foreign policy based on "enlightened national interest" and a "doctrine of mutually beneficial relationships", focusing on the immediate South Asian neighbourhood first, President Pranab Mukherjee said Monday.

Animals to human models: Indian scientists question new approach in Alzheimer's research (Health F

June 9, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) With animal-based studies failing to hit the bull's eye in finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease (AD), the clock is ticking for over 3.7 million Indians suffering from dementia. While a British neurochemist has called for switching over to "state-of-the-art human biology based techniques", Indian researchers feel a lot of rough edges need to be trimmed.

India to engage with China, add vigour to US ties: President

June 9, 2014 at 1:03 PM

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) India would "engage energetically" with neighbours like China, Japan and Russia and bring in "renewed vigour" to its ties with the US, President Pranab Mukherjee said Monday.

Force India qualify 11th, 13th in Canada

June 8, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Montreal, June 8 (IANS) Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez qualified 11th and 13rd, respectively, for the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix at the 4.3 km Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve here.

More Indians fancying foreign vacations this summer (Feature)

June 8, 2014 at 2:10 PM

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) A strengthening rupee, the impact and influence of social media and, most importantly, the yearning of Indian travellers to explore the world, especially during the ongoing summer vacation, is contributing to the robust growth of India's outbound travel sector.

Marco Reus ruled out for World Cup

June 7, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Berlin, June 7 (IANS) Marco Reus will miss the upcoming World Cup due to an injury, the German Soccer Association (DFB) said in an official statement Saturday.

Protest against DU's four-year undergraduate programme intensifies

June 6, 2014 at 7:54 PM

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Even though admissions to the four-year undergraduate programme in Delhi University were going on, protests demanding the programme's roll-back gathered momentum Friday with the NSUI joining the bandwagon.

India hope to salvage some pride against Malaysia

June 6, 2014 at 6:58 PM

The Hague, June 6 (IANS) After two losses and a draw, India will be looking to salvage some pride when they face off with Malaysia in their fourth group game of the Hockey World Cup here Saturday.

Modi has 'full' diplomatic calender ahead: Bhutan, Japan, US

June 6, 2014 at 6:10 PM

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a busy foreign policy calendar with several foreign visits lined up over the next few months, beginning with Bhutan this month and to Japan in July. However, the neighbourhood would remain a foreign policy priority of the new government.

Robert Downey Jr. designed 'Chef' posters

June 6, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Los Angeles, June 6 (IANS) Robert Downey Jr. is not just a wonderful actor and filmmaker, but also a creative person, who loves to experiment and put together interesting pieces on the computer. He did the same for the posters of his forthcoming film "Chef".

Quiz book introduces children's to flora, fauna

June 6, 2014 at 1:31 PM

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) What is the local name for the Indian gooseberry tree? Which animal is known as firefox? What are fish eggs known as? Interesting questions like these fill pages of a children's quiz book as it introduces them to flora and fauna.

Kathleen Stephens is interim US charge d'affaires

June 6, 2014 at 12:58 PM

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) US diplomat Kathleen Stephens has taken over as interim charge d'affaires of the US embassy here.

Curtains for "you're", and please don't reply "your right" (The Funny Side)

June 6, 2014 at 11:13 AM

The managers of my office put up a sign saying: "Keep the door close." Do they mean "closed", or do they want me to take the door off its hinges and keep it close to me everywhere I go? Given their rationality levels, both are equally possible.

India draw 1-1 with Spain, earn 1st point

June 5, 2014 at 11:58 PM

The Hague, June 5 (IANS) India earned their first point of the hockey World Cup when they drew their third Group A match 1-1 against World No.10 Spain at the GreenFields Stadium here Thursday.

Hockey: India draw with Spain, earn 1st point

June 5, 2014 at 11:02 PM

The Hague, June 5 (IANS) India earned their first point of the hockey World Cup when they drew their third Group A match against World No.10 Spain 1-1 at the GreenFields Stadium here Thursday.

Japan names Kazu as World Cup ambassador

June 5, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Tokyo, June 5 (IANS) The Japan Football Association (JFA) Thursday named veteran football striker Kazuyoshi Miura as its ambassador for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Mercedes-Benz commences local production of S-Class

June 5, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Pune, June 5 (IANS) German luxury automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz India Thursday commenced the local production of its luxury sedan S-Class 350 CDI from its manufacturing facility in Chakan, Pune.

Modi to meet Obama in September

June 5, 2014 at 4:06 PM

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The flagging India-US ties are set to mend with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold a bilateral meeting with US President Barack Obama in Washington in September, sources said Thursday.

Infosys unveils cloud-based solution for clinical trials

June 4, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Bangalore, June 4 (IANS) India's second largest IT firm Infosys Ltd Wednesday unveiled a cloud-based solution to speed up clinical trials and lower drug development costs.

India look for 1st win against Spain

June 4, 2014 at 7:14 PM

The Hague, June 4 (IANS) Late goal woes have stopped India from earning points in the ongoing hockey World Cup. However, it has not deterred the side which is determined to earn their first points when they take on Spain in their third Group A clash at the GreenFields Stadium here Thursday.

HLL's condom wins Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's grant

June 4, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, June 4 (IANS) An ambitious project by HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL), India's leading contraceptive makers, to produce a new generation condom has won the Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Visa issue unlikely to impact India-US ties: Indian expert

June 4, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Washington, June 4 (IANS) Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) stunning election victory had put behind the issue of US visa for him and it's unlikely to impact bilateral ties with the US, according to a noted Indian strategic expert.

Kenya to skip Davis Cup

June 3, 2014 at 2:24 AM

Nairobi, June 3 (IANS) Kenya will not participate in the 2014 Davis Cup tournament owing to lack of talented players, an official of the country's tennis association said Monday.

Reality is we have no points: Walsh

June 2, 2014 at 11:04 PM

The Hague, June 2 (IANS) India's chief hockey coach Terry Walsh was left dejected after the team again conceded a late goal to go down 1-2 to England for their second consecutive defeat in the FIH Hockey World Cup here Monday.

Hilton Chennai retails mangoes on push cart

June 2, 2014 at 9:44 PM

Chennai, June 2 (IANS) Those who walk into the five star hotel Hilton Chennai would be surprised to see a small four-wheeled push cart loaded with different varieties of mangoes.

ITF to honour Woodies, Williams, Djokovic

June 2, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Paris, June 2 (IANS) Australian doubles legends Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde will be presented with International Tennis Federation's (ITF) highest accolade -- the Philippe Chatrier Award -- at the ITF World Champions Dinner at the Pavillon d'Armenonville here Tuesday.

Favreau wrote 'Chef' roles with Vergara, Johansson in mind

June 2, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Los Angeles, June 2 (IANS) Getting an ideal cast is every director's wish and Jon Favreau fulfilled his by roping in Sofia Vergara and Scarlett Johansson for "Chef".

Google offers to 3D map Goa

June 2, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Panaji, June 2 (IANS) Goa may soon be one of the first states in India to have a 3D digitized mapped presence online if the state government accepts Google's proposal, the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry said Monday.

Ford India doubles its May sales

June 2, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Chennai, June 2 (IANS) Car maker Ford India Monday said it sold 12,288 units last month, up from 5,993 sold in May 2013.

Oman foreign minister to vist India Tuesday

June 2, 2014 at 3:20 PM

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Oman Foreign Minister Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah will visit India on June 3, an external affairs ministry official said Monday.

Hyundai Motor's May sales down nine percent

June 2, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Chennai, June 2 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motor India Monday reported a fall of nine percent in its sales for May at 51,718 units from 56,856 units in the corresponding month of last year.

Increase immunisation reach, global health alliance urges India

June 2, 2014 at 1:28 PM

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Indian government must help bolster routine immunisation coverage and protect more children from vaccine preventable diseases, a global health alliance has urged.

UN condemns UP gang rape and murder, calls for justice

June 2, 2014 at 1:12 PM

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The United Nations Monday condemned the gang rape and murder of two girls in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun district and called for immediate action against the perpetrators and to address violence against women across India.

Demographic dividends vs demographic burden (Column: Active Voice)

June 2, 2014 at 12:24 PM

India is a country of a billion strong people which is expected to increase to 1.6 billion by 2050. Presently, a little more than 50 percent of the population is above the age of 25 and below the age of retirement. The figures may look very positive but would shift the entire demographics of the country as the population ages about 40 years by 2050. At present, the population above the retirement age of 64 is only eight percent; a very proportion of dependence compared to the high proportion of the working young in the population. However, the figures are going to show a dramatic shift as the ageing population would push 34 percent of the population above the age of 64 and the percentage of the population supporting them would fall to 34 percent as well. Age will soon play havoc with India and time is running out to fully realize the potential that youth can offer.

Celebrities' moment of trouble with Indian flag

June 1, 2014 at 7:55 PM

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Actress Mallika Sherawat is no stranger to controversy. And she has once again kicked up a storm by appearing in a tricolour in the poster of her new film "Dirty Politics". There are more stars who have had a controversial brush with the Indian flag.

Raveena wants new government to focus on northeast India

June 1, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Guwahati, June 1 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon, who is here for a store launch, says she loves the region and hopes the new government works for its development.

India look for World Cup hockey win against England

June 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM

The Hague, June 1 (IANS) After losing 2-3 to fifth ranked Belgium in their World Cup opener Saturday, the Indian hockey team are ready to battle it out against England at the Kyocera Stadium here Monday.

Chill Shanie, we're here for you (Column: Soliloquy)

June 1, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Poor Shane Warne! The Australian cricketer has suffered his share of angst. There was this time he walked out of a press where he was to unveil a likeness of himself in soap that was to be auctioned for a children's charity when a reporter remarked: "Hey Shanie, that looks rather lean." It was with great difficulty that he was persuaded to return.

US seeks transformational cooperation with India: Hagel

May 31, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Singapore, May 31 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel Saturday said he is planning to visit India later this year to drive "transformational cooperation" with the country which is playing an "active role" in strengthening security in Asia.

Sania-Cara in third round of French Open

May 31, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Paris, May 31 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black cruised into the women's doubles third round of French Open tennis here Saturday.

Say no to tobacco for a healthier India: Prime Minister Modi

May 31, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the people of India to say no the tobacco product for a better and healthier India. He urged the people on the occasion of World Tobacco Day which is celebrated on 31 May every year.

Documentary on economic, health impact of tobacco

May 31, 2014 at 4:03 PM

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) In a bid to highlight the harmful impact of tobacco use, the ministry of health and family welfare along with the World Lung Foundation has unveiled a documentary that shows the effect of tobacco on the lives of Indian citizens.

Say no to tobacco for healthier India: Modi

May 31, 2014 at 1:58 PM

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday called for spreading awareness on the risks of tobacco consumption and also to lay the foundation of a healthier India by saying no to it on World No Tobacco Day.

Parma frustrated after FIGC snub

May 31, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Rome, May 31 (IANS) Italian football club Parma have made public their frustration at being denied the chance to play in next season's UEFA Europa League.

World boxing body threatens to sue Hockey India

May 31, 2014 at 12:03 AM

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) International Boxing Association (AIBA) Friday threatened to sue Hockey India (HI) secretary general Narinder Batra for alleging the world body took money to recognise Boxing India as the official custodian of the sport in India following the termination of Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF).

DU teachers, students urge Irani to scrap four-year programme

May 30, 2014 at 9:07 PM

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) A delegation of teachers and students from the Delhi University (DU) Friday met HRD Minister Smriti Irani and submitted a memorandum urging her to scrap the four-year undergraduate programme and sack DU Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh.

Air India defends concessional tickets for employees

May 30, 2014 at 6:35 PM

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) National passenger carrier Air India Friday defended giving promotional tickets to its employees, saying that it is obliged to do so under an International Air Transport Association (IATA) resolution.

DU teachers, students urge Irani to scrap four-year programme

May 30, 2014 at 2:59 PM

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) A delegation of teachers and students from the Delhi University (DU) Friday submitted a memorandum to HRD Minister Smriti Irani urging her to scrap the four-year undergraduate programme and sack vice chancellor Dinesh Singh.

DLF scrip rises 4.04 percent on healthy Q4 earnings

May 30, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) The scrip of India's real estate development major DLF gained 4.04 percent on back of healthy earnings in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal ended March 31.

Life's a movie, and mine's a bad comedy (The Funny Side)

May 30, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Madness. In the next few months, government regulators in many cities are planning to legalize self-driving cars. Have these people never seen any of the "Transformers" movies? The Decepticons must be ecstatic.

Karnataka invites Peru to participate in global investors' meet

May 29, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Bangalore, May 29 (IANS) Karnataka Thursday invited the South American nation of Peru to participate in the Global Investors' Meet (GIM 2015) the state will hold here in January-February next year.

Foreign ministers call Sushma, discuss ties

May 29, 2014 at 8:59 PM

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Foreign ministers from across the world Thursday called External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to congratulate her and discuss bilateral issues.

Hockey India downgrades Hockey Kerala

May 29, 2014 at 7:39 PM

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) has relegated Hockey Kerala to an associate member for irregularities in its functioning.

Chinese foreign minister to visit India June 8

May 29, 2014 at 7:15 PM

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is arriving in India June 8 as special envoy to President Xi Jinping, official sources said Thursday.

Another British cosmetic brand enters India

May 29, 2014 at 7:15 PM

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Make-up Revolution London is now available in India. Their products like eye shadow palettes, mascara and lipstick can be bought online by the consumers in the country.

Coal India Q4 net profit drops 18 percent

May 29, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) State miner Coal India (CIL) Thursday posted an 18 percent drop in consolidated net profit at Rs.4,434.19 crore for the fourth quarter ended March, as compared to that of Rs.5,413.91 crore in the same quarter of fiscal 2013.

BAI gets a big pat from world badminton body

May 29, 2014 at 4:43 PM

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is pleased and satisfied with the professional manner in which India hosted its first Thomas and Uber Cups at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here May 18-25.

Oil producers tell Modi what went wrong

May 29, 2014 at 3:47 PM

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) India's top hydrocarbon producers, under the banner of the Association of Oil and Gas Operators (AOGO), have written to Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth to appraise the new government of what went wrong in the sector, while seeking measures like honouring the sanctity of contracts and quick decision-making.

Shuttler Srikanth rises to World No.13

May 29, 2014 at 2:19 PM

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) India's Kidambi Srikanth rose five places to a career-best No.13 in the men's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Thursday.

Indian envoy hails UAE's efforts in human, labour rights

May 29, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Dubai, May 29 (IANS/WAM) India's Ambassador to the United Emirates (UAE) T.P. Seetharam has praised the efforts made by the UAE in human rights and in maintaining labour rights.

Neha Dhupia turns style director for e-commerce company

May 29, 2014 at 1:31 PM

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia, who is also known for her fiercely independent and ultra-chic styles, has been named India style director for online shopping platform LimeRoad.com.

eTailing India announces pact with US events group

May 29, 2014 at 1:31 PM

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) eTailing India, the well-known eCommerce knowledge platform, and IRCE, a global e-commerce exhibition in the US, Thursday announced a pact to promote each others' events and reach out to a larger international audience.

In your 60s? Connect on social media to stay fit

May 29, 2014 at 12:27 PM

New York, May 29 (IANS) Social media is not all that bad, especially if you are in your 60s as you can connect with your family and friends for positive interactions and stay healthy.

HC seeks government, EC response on plea on poll expenditure

May 28, 2014 at 8:51 PM

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government and the Election Commission, seeking their response on a petition regarding regulation and monitoring of the election expenditure of political parties.

Screen violence doesn't lead to it in real life: Gareth Evans

May 28, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) "The Raid 2" director Gareth Evans doesn't find any correlation between screen violence and real life violence.

Glamour will fade away with time: Scarlett Johansson

May 28, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Scarlett Johansson, who exudes beauty and oomph, plays a deglamourised role in indie comedy "Chef". She says she won't mind piling on some pounds and be carefree about her looks as glamour will eventually fade away.

India-born doctor receives top Australian honour

May 28, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Sydney, May 28 (IANS) A prominent India-born doctor based in Australia has been conferred with a prestigious award by a top medical body here in recognition of his outstanding service to the medical profession and the community, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) said.

Maldives accepts India's role on global stage: Yameen

May 28, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Male, May 28 (IANS) Maldives accepts India's leadership role in the international arena and feels this would benefit the SAARC countries, President Abdulla Yameen has said.

Focus to resolve people's grievances quickly: Modi

May 28, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a preliminary meeting with PMO officials today. PMO officials made a detailed presentation on the structure and functions of the PMO

India's leadership crucial for SAARC, says Sri Lanka

May 28, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Colombo, May 28 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on meeting new Indian Prime Minister said that he looks forward to working with India in taking forward SAARC ventures, media reported Wednesday.

FIFA asks AIFF to ensure members amend constitution

May 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) FIFA is putting pressure on the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to make sure that all member associations amend their constitutions in accordance with the national federation and the world body.