Indian man leaps in front of train to save granddaughter

A 62-year-old Indian man did not think twice before leaping in front of an approaching train to save his 18-month-old granddaughter at an Australian railway station, media reports said on Tuesday.

Islamic heritage of India, Central Asia has always rejected forces of extremism: PM Modi
Islamic heritage of India, Central Asia has always rejected forces of extremism: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Kazakhstan on Tuesday on the second leg of his Central Asian tour, made a strong pitch for enhanced defence and security cooperation with the Central Asian countries while addressing a gathering at the Nazerbayev University.

UN notes progress on MDGs, but says challenges remain for India

India has made notable progress towards realising the Millennium Development Goals, including of reducing poverty by half and securing gender parity, but the achievements across the goals vary, a major UN report has revealed.

'India, Pakistan entry into SCO may help contain militancy'

Chinese officials have said that entry of India and Pakistan in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation will help to fight terrorism in the region and stabilise Afghanistan and may even reduce Indo-Pak tensions.

Now, a formal body to run pro-boxing in India
Now, a formal body to run pro-boxing in India

Amateur boxing in India might be in shambles but professional boxing is all set to get a massive fillip in the country with the launch of a governing body to facilitate pugilists, who wish to follow in Vijender Singh's footsteps and try their luck in the lucrative circuit.

China, India played central role in global poverty reduction: UN

More than a billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty since 1990 with China and India playing a central role in global poverty reduction, a major UN report has said.

India, Pakistan SCO membership to be finalised in 2016

The membership of India and Pakistan in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) would be finalised by the next meeting of the leaders in 2016 in India, Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said on Tuesday.

BCCI keen to push Sri Lanka tour by one week
BCCI keen to push Sri Lanka tour by one week

The BCCI is planning to advance India's cricket tour of Sri Lanka next month for a three-Test series by at least a week.

India made impressive progress in providing primary education: Report

India has made "impressive" progress in providing primary education to its children but it is still struggling to achieve similar results in lower secondary education and has the largest number of out-of- school adolescents, a UN study said today.

Indian man attacked in apparent hate crime in New Jersey

 An elderly Indian-American man was attacked and left bleeding on the road in a New Jersey neighborhood in an apparent bias crime by an assailant who has been taken into custody.

US conveyed to India concern over crackdown on NGOs

The United States is understood to have conveyed its concern over India's crackdown on various NGOs and donors, including US-based Ford Foundation.

India, Uzbekistan have built strategic partnership on foundation of mutual respect: PM Modi
India, Uzbekistan have built strategic partnership on foundation of mutual respect: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Uzbekistan on Monday on the first leg of his eight-day visit to Central Asia and Russia, said that in the recent years the two countries have built a strategic partnership on the foundation of mutual respect and shared interests.

ICC rankings: India retain 4th spot, England look to move up in Tests
ICC rankings: India retain 4th spot, England look to move up in Tests

India have retained the fourth position in the ICC Test team rankings but England, currently placed just a spot behind the Asian cricketing giant, have a chance to move up the ladder during the upcoming Ashes series against Australia.

Nawaz Sharif to hold 'important bilateral meetings' at SCO, may meet PM Modi

 Pakistan on Monday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will hold "important bilateral meetings" on the sidelines of the SCO Summit in Russia this week but did not specify whether he will have an interaction with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

China puts up ads showing environmental problems in India

China, the world's largest carbon emitter, has put up advertisements at public places depicting the environmental issues in Indian cities like Mumbai to warn its people about the impact of climate change and encourage them to plan future around low carbon development.

Arrested fishermen begin indefinite fast in Sri Lanka demanding release

Fourteen fishermen from this coastal town, who were arrested last month by Sri Lankan naval personnel and whose remand was extended to July 17 by a court in the island nation, began an indefinite fast there on Monday, demanding that they be released.

Indian hockey eves arrive to grand welcome
Indian hockey eves arrive to grand welcome

 Having all but booked a berth in next year's Rio Olympics, Indian women's hockey team on Monday arrived here early morning to a grand welcome amidst beating of drums and loud cheers.

Modi's social media diplomacy can help ties: China Daily
Modi's social media diplomacy can help ties: China Daily

 A leading English daily of China on Monday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's diplomatic initiatives via social media, saying that it will “play a constructive role in the relationship between India and China”.

India, Bangladesh launch survey in enclaves over nationality
India, Bangladesh launch survey in enclaves over nationality

 India and Bangladesh on Monday launched a joint survey to record the "choice of nationality" of 51,584 people in 162 enclaves in each other's territories ahead of the July 31 integration of the land with the respective mainland under the historic Land Boundary Agreement (LBA).