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virender sehwag expresses desire to meet ajay kumar reddy, champion india blind


by: express web desk | updated: february 14, 2017 6:42 pm virender sehwag said that the world cup-winning indian blind t20 team were an inspiration to everyone. (source: express photo/bcci)former cricketer virender sehwag, on tuesday, responded to what the indian blind t20 captain ajay kumar reddy had to say about his congratulatory message on twitter. sehwag said that reddy and his team mates are “truly inspiring” and that he would love to meet them soon.the indian team led by ajay kumar reddy had received appause from all quarters when they beat pakistan and won t20 world cup for the blind. sehwag was one of the people who sent congratulatory messages.sehwag had created a stir when he called the indian blind t20 team the “other men in blue” in a twitter post. sehwag was congratulating t






prime minister narendra modi congratulates blind team for t20 world cup win


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 12, 2017 5:30 pm team india won the second edition of the blind world t20. (source: bcci)prime minister narendra modi on sunday congratulated the indian blind cricket team for winning the twenty20 world cup in bengaluru.india successfully defended their title in the t20 blind world cup by beating arch-rivals pakistan in the final by nine wickets.“delighted that india won the blind t20 world cup. congratulations to the team. india is proud of their accomplishment,” modi tweeted.asked to chase 198, team india got to a brilliant start after openers ajay kumar reddy and prakasha jayaramaiah scored runs at a quick rate and maintained ten runs an over run rate.prakasha missed out on the hundred by just one run as he remained unbeaten on 99 wh






bcci lauds the indian team for winning t20 world cup for blind


by: express web desk | updated: february 13, 2017 10:45 am the indian team have been earning plaudits from all over for their victory. (source: twitter)the bcci has congratulated the indian cricket team for winning the twenty20 world cup for the blind in bengaluru.“the board of control for cricket in india (bcci) would like to congratulate the indian cricket team for successfully defending the blind t20 world cup title,” the board said in a statement.india vs bangladesh live scorethe indian team have been earning plaudits from all over for their victory. the list of their well wishers include prime minister narendra modi, sports minister vijay goel, sachin tendulkar, virender sehwag and so on.india registered a comprehensive nine-wicket win over pakistan in the final held at the m chinnas






five indian nationals jailed 2013 in togo released: sushma swaraj


by: express web desk | new delhi | published:february 2, 2017 10:50 am external affairs minister sushma swaraj.external affairs minister sushma swaraj has announced the release of five indians from kerala who were jailed in togo, and appreciated the indian mission in accra and consulate in togo for their support. she tweeted, “we have secured the release of 5 indians from kerala jailed in togo. good work by indian mission in accra and consulate in togo.”the five indians, who are employees of a merchant navy firm, were in jail since 2013 for their suspected involvement in a piracy attack off the coast of togo. they were sailing on board a ship from mumbai to south africa when they were arrested.the external affairs minister has in the past been appreciated for her timely interventions and






one police dead after falling off glacier near himachal-j&k border


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 10, 2017 10:31 pman indian reserve battalion (irbn) police on friday lost his life and one injured after falling off glacier during patrolling in kihar in chamba district near himachal pradesh-jammu & kashmir border. more details awaited© the indian express online media pvt ltd






need of the hour is opposition unity: nitish kumar at chidambaram’s book launch


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 10, 2017 7:25 pm from right: former finance minister p chidambaram, cpi(m) leader sitaram yechury, bihar cm nitish kumar, congress leader kapil sibal, senior journalist barkha dutt and executive director of the indian express anant goenka. (source: express p o)making a clarion call for opposition unity, bihar chief minister nitish kumar said it was the need of the hour. participating in a panel discussion during the launch of former finance minister and senior congress leader p chidambaram’s book “fearless in opposition” as part of the express book series along with rupa, he said, “it is time the centre e clear on what has been achieved by demoneti ion. there is no use in diverting attention from the issue.calling demoneti ion a big blu






need of the hour is opposition unity: nitish kumar at chidambaram’s book launch


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 10, 2017 8:02 pm from right: former finance minister p chidambaram, cpi(m) leader sitaram yechury, bihar cm nitish kumar, congress leader kapil sibal, senior journalist barkha dutt and executive director of the indian express anant goenka. (source: express p o)making a clarion call for opposition unity, bihar chief minister nitish kumar said it was the need of the hour. participating in a panel discussion during the launch of former finance minister and senior congress leader p chidambaram’s book “fearless in opposition” as part of the express book series along with rupa, he said, “it is time the centre e clear on what has been achieved by demoneti ion. there is no use diverting attention from the issue.calling demoneti ion a big blunde






more than 95,000 indians evacuated from the war affected gulf region


by: express news service | new delhi | published:february 9, 2017 7:35 am minister of state for external affairs gen v k singh at the launch event. (source: twitter/vikas swarup)as many as 95,665 indian nationals have been brought back from countries affected by war, internal strife, natural disasters as also due to economic slowdown in the gulf region during the last two years, lok sabha was told on wednesday.watch what else is making news: erting that the government has accorded the highest priority to ensure the safety and well-being of indian nationals abroad, minister of state for external affairs v k singh said that during the last two years, the government has undertaken evacuation of indian nationals from countries affected by war, internal strife and natural disasters.the governm






j&k: encounter underway between security forces, terrorists in bandipora, 4 jawa


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 14, 2017 7:34 aman encounter is underway between security forces and terrorists in hajin area of bandipora district in jammu & kashmir. as per the preliminary reports, four jawans have beem injured. more details awaited.© the indian express online media pvt ltd






here's what bigwigs say after casting their votes


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new zealand rescuers form human chain to help stranded whales


by: reuters | sydney | published:february 11, 2017 12:42 pm volunteers try to guide some of the stranded pilot whales still alive back out to sea after one of the country’s largest recorded mass whale strandings, in golden bay, at the top of new zealand’s south island, on saturday (source: reuters)whale rescuers in new zealand linked arms in neck-deep water on saturday to try and prevent about 200 pilot whales from stranding themselves again in a remote bay, where 300 of the animals died this week. the incident, in the shallow muddy waters of golden bay, at the northwest tip of south island, was new zealand’s largest known whale stranding since 1985, when 450 of the animals were stranded in auckland, and the third largest on record.a group of about 100 volunteers, supported by three boats






new zealand rescuers form human chain to help stranded whales


by: reuters | sydney | updated: february 11, 2017 2:02 pm volunteers try to guide some of the stranded pilot whales still alive back out to sea after one of the country’s largest recorded mass whale strandings, in golden bay, at the top of new zealand’s south island, on saturday (source: reuters)whale rescuers in new zealand linked arms in neck-deep water on saturday to try and prevent about 200 pilot whales from stranding themselves again in a remote bay, where 300 of the animals died this week. the incident, in the shallow muddy waters of golden bay, at the northwest tip of south island, was new zealand’s largest known whale stranding since 1985, when 450 of the animals were stranded in auckland, and the third largest on record.a group of about 100 volunteers, supported by three boats,






here's why you should never announce your pregnancy on the internet, even if you


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ms dhoni visits virender sehwag’s school, explains importance of balancing studi


by: express web desk | published:february 4, 2017 3:41 pm needless to say, a lot excitement was in the air when the two indian cricketing stalwarts e together. (source: twitter)former indian captain ms dhoni visited the virender sehwag international school. needless to say, a lot excitement was in the air when the two indian cricketing stalwarts e together. dhoni interacted with the students, sharing his thoughts on education, the importance of sports and his own experiences in school.“school is one place where you don’t have a lot of pressures…..it is one place where you can have a lot of fun,” said dhoni. dhoni also stressed the importance of sports in one’s education. “school is where you can get to know what it is that you are good at. so finding the right balance between studies and






jat quota agitation: in a first, students join stir in rohtak


by: express web desk | new delhi | published:february 8, 2017 1:04 pm students participate in the quota stir in rohtak. (express p o)the jat quota agitation which so far saw mostly general public taking to the streets, has now witnessed the participation of students as well. students on wednesday started gathering in front of sports complex in rohtak. it’s the first time students will participate in the stir during the fresh phase of agitation. students started moving to the dharna venue in j ia village of rohtak district which has emerged as epicentre of the stir. there were demonstrations in  lath jauli village of sonipat district.watch what else is making newsthe agitation was limited to haryana so far until last week, when the all india jat arakshan sangharsh samiti (aij ) announced a






'tippa' from rangoon is all you need to hear to beat the thursday blues


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sahara case: sc orders attachment of aamby valley properties


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 6, 2017 4:33 pm sahara has paid rs 11,000 crore to sebi till date.supreme court on monday asked sahara to provide a list of all its unencumbered properties so that they could be put up for public auction. the apex court also ordered attachment of aamby valley properties near lonavala which are worth close to rs 39,000 crore. sahara told the top court that they had to pay rs 14,000 crore as principal money to sebi and rs 11,000 crore has already been paid. the next hearing in the case is scheduled for february 20.more details awaited.© the indian express online media pvt ltd






from sonam kapoor to alia bhatt, bollywood actresses are giving a makeover to th


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mea clarifies why us visa was denied to kashmiri athlete and manager


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 2, 2017 6:48 pm tanveer hussain was supposed to take part in the 2017 world snowshoe championships in new york from february 25.the ministry of external affairs on thursday clarified the reason behind rejection of us visa to a kashmiri athlete and his manager recently. according to mea, us emb y said that us president donald trump’s order had nothing to do with the denial of visa to the duo. mea said that us emb y had clarified the reason behind the rejection was standard adjudication on merits of their case.tanveer hussain, 24, a snow-shoe athlete, and his manager, abid khan were to represent india in the world snow-shoe championship on february 25.the us emb y in new delhi had informed the duo that their visa will not be granted leavi






asian games gold medalist dingko singh sold his home to pay for cancer treatment


padma shri awardee and asian games gold medalist boxer dingko singh is looking for help after being forced to sell his home to pay for his cancer treatment.ngangom dingko singh is battling liver cancer and is undergoing treatment with his finances stretched to the maximum limit.the 38-year-old manipuri, who be e a national hero after returning from bangkok, has been diagnosed with bile duct cancer. he underwent a procedure in the first week of january, during which 70 per cent of his liver had to be removed, the indian express reported.you may also likethe navy man, who is known for his punches and fearless attitude in the ring, had to sell his house to take care of the expenses of his surgery.after having been bestowed with such prestigious awards, his current state is absolutely saddenin






virender sehwag responds to criticism on social media, read what he tweeted


by: express web desk | published:february 14, 2017 2:56 pm while there were many congratulatory tweets for india’s blind cricket team, virender sehwag’s attracted most attention on the social media.responding to the criticism by social media, for his choice of words in the congratulatory message to the blind cricket team, virender sehwag on tuesday expressed his views by tweeting “gaurav pandhi better do some research before commenting. but research &media/you don’t go hand in hand. it is their official campaign theme.”. @gauravpandhi better do some research before commenting.but research &media/you don’t go hand in hand.it is their official campaign theme. pic.twitter.com/lplsoezatf— virender sehwag (@virendersehwag) 14 february 2017sehwag gave the reason for using the #othermeni






demoneti ion: ed files chargesheet against axis bank officials in money launderi


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 3, 2017 7:19 pm axis bank, new delhi branchthe enforcement directorate (ed) on friday filed the first chargesheet in delhi against axis bank officials, among others, in a money laundering case of demonetised notes.more details awaited.early december the income tax officials carried out a raid at axis bank’s chandhi chowk branch in delhi. 44 fake accounts were found by the officials. axis bank had responded saying they will cooperate with the investigating agencies in the case and will take strict action against those responsible.© the indian express online media pvt ltd






is virender sehwag right in calling india blind cricket champions as ‘other men


by: express web desk | published:february 12, 2017 6:45 pm india beat pakistan by nine wickets in the final of the t20 blind world cup in bengaluru. (source: express photo/bcci)on sunday, india blind cricket team lift the t20 world cup by beating pakistan in the final and thereby successfully defend their crown. in 2012, the only other edition of the tournament, india had then beaten pakistan too in a closely fought contest. but at the m chennaswamy stadium in bengaluru on sunday, the contest wasn’t as close as many would have liked or as pakistan would have hoped for considering their unbeaten run in the tournament.india had won eight of their nine matches with the only defeat coming to pakistan. but in the final, the hosts exacted revenge for a nine wicket win.also read | india beat pak






leander paes’ mantra for kids: work a little extra


by: express news service | pune | updated: february 7, 2017 11:39 am paes is the first indian and only tennis player to compete at seven olympic games. (source: express p o)indian davis cup record-holder leander paes and yonex sunrise conducted an educative-cum-motivational clinic for children, titled “demo day with leander paes” at the mslta school of tennis practice court at the shiv chhat ati sports complex, mhalunge-balewadi, on sunday. the clinic aimed at helping the children hone their skills through a one-on-one interactive session with one of india’s most decorated tennis player. the session had over 75 kids from various tennis academies. paes also shared tips on how to play the game and encouraged them to “think like champions”. “whatever you want to achieve… becoming a doctor, a






kailash yarthi’s house burgled, nobel citation stolen


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 7, 2017 11:34 am nobel laureate kailash yarthi (file p o)several items belonging to social activist kailash yarthi were stolen as the nobel laureate’s home in greater kailash’s aravali apartments was broken into, dcp south east delhi confirmed. according to pti, the nobel citation was allegedly stolen from the house. the child rights activist, who won the peace prize in 2014, had shared it with malala yousafzai from pakistan.a case has been registered at kalkaji police station and a forensics team was called in to lift fingerprints and footprints. yarthi is currently abroad.in 2004, rabindranath tagore’s nobel prize for literature, which he won in 1913, was also stolen.© the indian express online media pvt ltd






uae amb ador to india takes ride on maharaja express


dr. ahmad abdul rahman al banna discusses bilateral ties with india's minister of railwaysnew delhi; dr. ahmad abdul rahman al banna, the uae amb ador to india, met suresh prabhu, india's minister of railways, to discuss bilateral ties between both countries.both sides expressed their isfaction at the high level of communications between the uae and india, which provides greater opportunities for strengthening co-operation between their national rail networks.india's railway minister highlighted the importance of co-operation between india and the uae with regards to the railway sector, and pointed to the important role of both governments to bring a nced technology and expertise.the minister then presented a copy of the future programmes for the indian railways. he also clarified regardin






kailash satyarthi house theft: police recover stolen replica of nobel prize, arr


by: express web desk | new delhi | published:february 12, 2017 9:20 am police at satyarthi’s home. (express photo by tashi tobgyal)delhi police on sunday claimed to have solved the theft case at nobel laureate kailash satyarthi’s house as it recovered the replica of the nobel peace prize and its citation along with jewellery, stolen from his residence, news agency ani reported. the police also arrested three people in connection with the case. on saturday, police had identified the burglars who were involved in the theft at the nobel laureate’s house. the thieves entered the house solely with the intention to rob jewellery and had also broke into the neighbouring houses. police had earlier found a pair of shoes in satyarthi’s house that were suspected to belong to the burglars, but they l






ranbir kapoor gave 250 hours to learn something for sanjay dutt biopic. but what


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ms dhoni’s video alongside a crawling ziva is too cute for words


by: express web desk | updated: february 15, 2017 5:40 pmit is as if ms dhoni is making up for lost time and for lost memories. the now former india skipper wasn’t by wife sakshi’s side when daughter ziva was born. he had prior commitments and he opted to stay true to his word – to lead india to world cup glory in australia. it was in february then that dhoni continued to stay in australia and lead the indian side. he was asked if he considered going back and being by sakshi’s side and have a first-hand glimpse of his daughter. to which dhoni said, “not really. i have been blessed with a baby daughter. mum and daughter both are good. but as of now i am on national duty so i think everything else can wait. the world cup is a very important campaign.”now that dhoni has more time on his hand






india needs to use sea for connecting with other nations: mea secretary


by: pti | new delhi | published:february 7, 2017 4:06 pm indian ocean. (file)india needs to use sea more for connecting with neighbouring countries but this networking should happen within a “framework, legal certainty and understanding” about how nations should behave, mea secretary amar sinha said here today.“space-based surveillance is one of the key areas that india needs to focus on in the future because the area that we have to cover is huge primarily because of the land m that we have.“if we invert india’s map we will find that india’s security has necessarily focused on the north, we have always looked at the country as land bound,” said the secretary (economic relations), ministry of external affairs.watch what else is making news sinha made the comments while delivering the keyn






kailash satyarthi house theft: police recover stolen replica of nobel prize, arr


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 12, 2017 10:22 am police at satyarthi’s home. (express photo by tashi tobgyal)delhi police on sunday claimed to have solved the theft case at nobel laureate kailash satyarthi’s house as it recovered the replica of the nobel peace prize and its citation along with jewellery, stolen from his residence, news agency ani reported. the police also arrested three people, rajan, sunil and vinod, in connection with the case. on saturday, police had identified the burglars who were involved in the theft at the nobel laureate’s house. the thieves entered the house solely with the intention to rob jewellery and had also broke into the neighbouring houses. police had earlier found a pair of shoes in satyarthi’s house that were suspected to belong to






ms dhoni’s video alongside a crawling ziva is too cute for words, watch it here


by: express web desk | updated: february 15, 2017 7:30 pmit is as if ms dhoni is making up for lost time and for lost memories. the now former india skipper wasn’t by wife sakshi’s side when daughter ziva was born. he had prior commitments and he opted to stay true to his word – to lead india to world cup glory in australia. it was in february then that dhoni continued to stay in australia and lead the indian side. he was asked if he considered going back and being by sakshi’s side and have a first-hand glimpse of his daughter. to which dhoni said, “not really. i have been blessed with a baby daughter. mum and daughter both are good. but as of now i am on national duty so i think everything else can wait. the world cup is a very important campaign.”now that dhoni has more time on his hand






arvind kejriwal sugar levels high, to undergo treatment in bengaluru


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 5, 2017 1:05 pm arvind kejriwal will be returning to delhi after 10-12 days, according to ani. (file p o)delhi chief minister arvind kejriwal will be leaving for bengaluru on february 7 for medical treatment, news agency ani reported on sunday. kejriwal’s blood sugar levels are reportedly high. he will be returning to delhi after 10-12 days, according to ani. the delhi chief minister spearheaded aam aadmi party’s aggressive paign in punjab and goa. polling in both es e to an end on urday, with punjab registering its highest ever voter turnout (78.62 per cent). aap is contesting for the first time in punjab and goa embly polls. it is a three-corner contest between aap, congress and bjp in both states.© the indian express online media pvt






lok sabha: arun jaitley hits out at congress for bringing in farmers on black mo


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 7, 2017 8:39 pmdefending demoneti ion, finance minister arun jaitley on tuesday hit out at opposition saying they didn’t do anything to curb black money when in power. reacting to congress claim that note ban brought hardship to the farmers, jaitley said the opposition should stop bringing in farmers on every issue.“stop bringing in farmers on the issue of black money, farmers money is white and there is no tax on their money,” said jaitley in lok sabha during the discussion on the specified bank notes (ces ion of liabilities) bill, 2017.he added that on opposition parties have problem with note ban. “whole country was patient, only one who had problems was the indian opposition not the people,” said jaitley.© the indian express online






bandipora encounter: two jawans, one militant killed


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 14, 2017 10:35 amone terrorist and two army personnel have been killed in an ongoing encounter in north kashmir’s bandipora district, according to the news agency ani. as per the preliminary reports, five security force personnel were injured. four terrorists are believed to be holed up in hajin area of the district.the injured security force personnel have been rushed to a hospital, a police official said. security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area this morning following specific intelligence inputs about presence of militants in the area. while the forces were conducting the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering the encounter, the official saidthe operation was on when last reports






ms dhoni you’ve been an inspirational leader: anil kumble in felicitation ceremo


by: express web desk | updated: february 2, 2017 5:20 pm ms dhoni received a ‘thank you’ frame from the indian team prior to the final t20i against england in bangalore. (source: facebook)the entire indian team that won the recently concluded t20 series against england by 2-1 presented ms dhoni with an innovative wooden plague prior to the contest to serve as a memento for his services to the sport and for being a continuous source of inspiration to the indian team. the wooden plaque has four ‘silver stars’ embossed on it to highlight his four biggest milestones as captain of india – 2007 world t20 champions, becoming no. 1 in test cricket in 2009, 2011 world cup champions and 2013 champions trophy champions.the little private programme, including players, support staff and chairman of se






ahead of valentine’s day, pakistan issues diktat banning celebrations


by: express web desk | express web desk | updated: february 13, 2017 5:50 pm a flower vendor arranges roses for valentine’s day (ap photo)in a big jolt to lovers in pakistan, the islamabad high court on monday banned the celebration of valentine’s day across the country with immediate effect after accepting a petition which maintained that the festival was “against the islamic traditions” and, therefore, its promotions on the mainstream and social media should be banned immediately.announcing the order, the court also directed the administration to ensure that the celebration of valentine’s day doesn’t take place in the country. in addition, it nominated ministry of information, pakistan electronic media regulatory authority (pemra), and chief commissioner islamabad to ensure that ban was






ahead of valentine’s day, pakistan issues diktat banning celebrations


by: express web desk | express web desk | updated: february 13, 2017 5:54 pm a flower vendor arranges roses for valentine’s day (ap photo)in a big jolt to lovers in pakistan, the islamabad high court on monday banned the celebration of valentine’s day across the country with immediate effect after accepting a petition which maintained that the festival was “against the islamic traditions” and, therefore, its promotions on the mainstream and social media should be banned immediately.announcing the order, the court also directed the administration to ensure that the celebration of valentine’s day doesn’t take place in the country. in addition, it nominated ministry of information, pakistan electronic media regulatory authority (pemra), and chief commissioner islamabad to ensure that ban was






kailash satyarthi house theft: police recover stolen replica of nobel prize, arr


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 12, 2017 1:39 pm kailash satyarthi’s house. delhi police made three arrests in the theft case. (express photo by tashi tobgyal)delhi police on sunday claimed to have solved the theft case at nobel laureate kailash satyarthi’s house as it recovered the replica of the nobel peace prize and its citation along with jewellery, stolen from his residence, news agency ani reported. the police also arrested three people, rajan, sunil and vinod, in connection with the case. on saturday, police had identified the burglars who were involved in the theft at the nobel laureate’s house. the thieves entered the house solely with the intention to rob jewellery and had also broke into the neighbouring houses. police had earlier found a pair of shoes in s






twitterati react post louvre attack in paris


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: february 3, 2017 4:06 pm a reuters witness at the scene said police had cordoned off access to the museum. (source: reuters p o/file)a french soldier on friday s and wounded a man armed with a knife after he tried to enter the louvre museum in central paris carrying a suitcase, police sources said. one source said the man had been trying to get into the museum’s shopping mall and had attacked another soldier before being s and seriously wounded. “serious public security incident under way in paris in the louvre area,” the interior ministry tweeted as streets in the area were cordoned off to traffic and pedestrians. louvre officials said the museum was closed and that visitors already inside when the attack took place were being kept there. a reu