Posts Tagged ‘India news’

Daredevils gear up for a Royal challenge

April 18, 2008

NDTV Reports:

The Indian Premier League (IPL) spotlight, with all its glitz and glamour, will turn to the historic Ferozshah Kotla stadium as Delhi Daredevils host Rajasthan Royals in the Twenty20 bonanza on Saturday.

Delhites will be feted to a heady cocktail of cricket and entertainment under the newly installed floodlights at the refurbished stadium.

The Daredevils, owned by GMR Group and led by powerhouse Virender Sehwag, boasts of names like Glenn McGrath and Daniel Vettori. At the other end will be the enchanting Shane Warne marshalling the underdog Royal’s team.

Both teams will be playing their first match of the cash-rich league and will go all out to draw first blood.


Delhi Daredevils: Virender Sehwag (captain), Gautam Gambhir, Manoj Tiwari, Mohammad Asif, Daniel Vettori, Dinesh Karthik, Shoaib Malik, Glenn McGrath, AB de Villiers, Tillekeratne Dilshan, Farveez Maharoof, Rajat Bhatia, Shikhar Dhawan, Brett Geeves, Yo Mahesh, Mithun Manhas, Pradeep Sangwan, Mayank Tehlan.

Rajasthan Royals: Shane Warne (captain), Aditya Angle, Swapnil Asnodkar, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Kaif, Kamran Akmal, Sumit Khatri, Turuwar Kohli, Justin Langer, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Parag More, Morne Morkel, Pankaj Singh, Munaf Patel, Niraj Patel, Yusuf Pathan, Mahesh Rawat, Anup Revandkar, Dinesh Salunke, Jaydev Shah, Graeme Smith, Sohail Tanvir, Siddharth Trivedi, Shane Watson, Younis Khan.

Watch this space for coming IPL clashes… and don’t forget to tune in to NDTV 24×7 for the post match analysis… This is going to be a very exciting month….


Govt to forge new strategy for N-deal

January 28, 2008

As delay continues to plague operationalisation of the Indo-US nuclear deal, the US on Monday favoured completion of the processes involved in it during the tenure of the Bush administration, failing which ”practical problems” can push it to 2010.

I saw the coverage on NDTV 24*7 available in the US through DirecTv. DirecTv is doing a great job by providing Indian Channels in the US. Especially NDTV because it is the best news channel in India.

Here is an extract from the coverage and analysis by NDTV:

When the UPA and the Left meet next on the nuke deal, the government will put on the table:

  • A framework agreement that has just been concluded with France
  • the MOU signed with the Russians
  • The crucial pledge by the Chinese
  • And the statements supporting civil nuclear cooperation by Britain, Brazil and South Africa

But will the Left be convinced in what is essentially a change in political rhetoric?


French Connection 2

January 25, 2008

I saw the coverage on NDTV 24*7 regarding the visit on French President Nicolas Sarkozy. NDTV is available in the US only through DirecTV.

India and France today signed five agreements, including one for cooperation in the field of nuclear research. The pacts were signed after talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and visiting French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

The agreement between French Atomic Energy Commission and the Department of Atomic Energy was for constructing and operating Jules Hotowitz (JH) reactor.

The reactor will be built by the French Atomic Commission at Cadarache in France.

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The experience only improves as I have subscribed to DirecTv.

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There are absolutely no interruptions as DirecTV delivers a digital signal 99.9% of the time. I also ordered a high-speed Internet connection with the service.

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The French Connection

January 23, 2008

Nicolas Sarkozy

Two months after a successful trade mission to China, President Nicolas Sarkozy is visiting India this week to show that France is also interested in strong ties with Asia’s third largest economy.

I saw the coverage on NDTV 24*7. Initially I thought he is visiting India for a vacation but NDTV also covered the agenda:

As one of India’s major arms suppliers, France is hoping to revive its bid for a US$ 600 million helicopter contract that New Delhi cancelled in December with Eurocopter, a unit of European space giant EADS.

French energy group Suez is to sign two contracts for water and waste management worth a total of 100 million euros during the visit, a source close to negotiations said.

But Ms. Bruni will give India a miss.

I have subscribes to DirecTv, the service is good and the most important part is I can watch Indian channels in the US.

Auto Expo 2008

January 16, 2008

Auto Expo 2008When I was in India I never missed the Auto Expo Show. I lived in Mumbai but made sure I could be in Delhi during the greatest Auto Show in India. Last July I moved to California, US for further studies. The Auto Show was amazing, as my friends tell me. The new Tata Car was unveiled this year. Its good that I could view NDTV through Directv.

The coverage was fantastic on NDTV. The photographs, the reviews, the anchor everything was showcased well. Here is the link to NDTV’s Videos >>> Auto Expo 2008