Posts Tagged ‘NDTV in US’

Shoaib arrives, looks forward to IPL

May 5, 2008

I saw the good-news coverage on NDTV 24×7 about Shoaib Akhtar being able to play in IPL. Good for Akhtar because his passion is cricket, good for SRK as he has spent crores on him, good for me as I would get to watch him break some stumps.

Minutes after landing in the country, controversial fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said he was looking forward to a fruitful stint in the Indian Premier League and thanked Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan for his support.

The speedster is free to play for Shah Rukh-owned Kolkata Knight Riders after the Pakistan Cricket Board temporarily suspended his five-year ban.

“I am grateful to the people of India for embracing me, especially (team owner) Shah Rukh Khan who supported me. Eden Gardens is like my home ground. I am looking ahead to be there soon”

Akhtar, who leaves for Kolkata by an Indian domestic flight in the evening, admitted he would have to train hard and acclimatise with the conditions though he had visited the country late last year.

NDTV 24×7 is a must for Indians living in the US as it covers India-centric news extensively. The incisive news channel is available in the US through DirecTV amongst several Indian channels.


Warne lambasts Ganguly, to complain against him

May 2, 2008

Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne on Thursday said he would lodge a complaint against his Kolkata Knight Riders counterpart Sourav Ganguly for resorting to time-wasting tactics during their IPL match and refusing to accept the fielder’s word on a “clean catch”.

“I was disappointed at the start. While batting we waited for five minutes under the hot sun and they (Knight Riders) were not anywhere to be seen.”
“… when we came out to field, we had to wait for Sourav. So I was really disappointed, he was really running the time.”

The veteran leg-spinner said Ganguly’s antics stretched the match from the stipulated one hour 20 minutes-a-side.

I catch up on news related to India only on NDTV 24×7 since it is the only channel that provides comprehensive and accurate news. People in the US can access this channel only through DirecTV.

Indian men go down to China, finish 4th

April 28, 2008

I saw the coverage on NDTV 24×7. The news channel is the first to cover India-centric news stories and its a must in the US.

India went down 1-2 to China to finish a dismal fourth in the four-nation men’s hockey tournament on Sunday.

India played the catch-up game on Sunday and conceded an extra time goal, which splashed their hopes of finishing higher up in the tournament featuring South Korea and Australia as the other two teams.

Both India and China missed at least a couple of chances each and there was little to choose between them in the first half. The Chinese though lifted their game and were the better side in the second session.

The news channel is available in the US through DirecTV.

Oz: Indian students to get right to work

April 25, 2008

Living in the US, watching an Indian news channel covering news about Indians in Australia. Globalisation.

There is good news for thousands of Indians studying in Australia as changes to the visa system, coming into effect from Saturday, will give them automatic right to work in the country.

I saw the news on NDTV 24×7, the news channel is a must for Indians living in the US who want to stay abreast of India-centric news.

Until now, Indian students had to apply separately for permission to work part time while pursuing their studies in Australia.

‘The changes mean that Indian students can now apply for part time jobs and work for up to 20 hours per week as soon as their courses start. It will reduce red tape for students wanting to work in Australia.

NDTV 24×7 is available in the US through DirecTV. I watch the news channel daily for India-centric news.

Amitabh Bachchan turns blogger

April 21, 2008 superstar Amitabh Bachchan has turned blogger with, a youth networking site, to connect with his fans worldwide.

Speaking about his new initiative, Bachchan said, ” allows me to express myself, share and reflect my emotions, thoughts, opinions and listen to what people have to say to me and show them the ‘real’ side to my larger than life image that they see through media. It’s a platform which I control and share my own drama without anyone editing or interpreting my thoughts.”

Amitabh also posted his views on his upcoming film Bhootnath and asked readers responses. has gained a user base of 1.6 million, where 40 per cent users are from tier II cities like Tuticorin, Bhilai, Amritsar, Guwahati, Surat and Nashik.

The site gets almost 10 per cent of users from countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan and from Indians from Dubai, United States and United Kingdom.

This news is available on NDTV 24×7. DirecTV make sit possible to access this channel in the US and also guarantees excellent picture and sound quality.

South Africa bowled out for 265

April 11, 2008

I missed the match but watched the post day-1 analysis on NDTV 24×7. Its the best amongst Indian news channels available in the US. Indian channels are a rare commodity in the US.

The South African openers, Graeme Smith and McKenzie, played cautiously to give the visitors a solid start before Chawla got rid of McKenzie with a gem of a flighted delivery and provided the much-needed breakthough.

The decision to play Ishant Sharma worked for India as he picked 3 wickets on a spinner’s paradise pitch. I will update this blog with day-2 highlights as I watch them on NDTV 24×7. The channel is available in the US through DirecTV.

Indian men get easy draw in Archery World Cup

April 7, 2008

The Indian archers got a decent draw in the men’s recurve section after the qualification rounds in the first leg of the Meteksan Archery World Cup in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Accomplished archers Tarundeep Rai and Jayanta Talukdar shot 667 and 662 points respectively to grab the fifth and sixth place.

In the elimination round, Rai will meet 60th-ranked Bo Steimann of Denmark, while Talukdar will take on 59th-ranked Felipe Castillo of Chile.

I saw this news on NDTV 24×7. It is the best news channel for NRIs who want to receive the latest news about India. This channel is available through DirecTV in the US.

India developing unmanned helicopter

April 3, 2008

India and Israel have begun joint development of an unmanned helicopter capable of operating in severe weather conditions, local media has reported.

The chopper will have an automated takeoff and landing systems for use on unprepared fields on land and from aircraft carriers at sea.

Being developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and Israel Aerospace Industries’ unmanned air vehicle division, Malat, the helicopter will also have a dual automated sophisticated operating systems for enhanced safety, business daily ‘Globes’ reported.

The helicopter was unveiled at an air show in India last month, it said.

Its main advantage over unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is its ability to takeoff from and land anywhere, including from ships, the report added.

This news was brought to me by NDTV 24×7. This channel is excellent for NRIs who want to stay abreast of latest happenings in India. This channel is available in the US through DirecTV.

IIT car to participate in Formula SAE

April 2, 2008

After Vijay Mallya brought Formula One car racing to India, it is the turn of students of IIT Powai to unveil a home-grown racing car.

The car will be participating in the esteemed Formula SAE in Michigan, USA in May this year.

The competition will see 120 teams from across the world, making it one of the biggest international engineering design and manufacturing events.

The Formula SAE is a university level competition event for engineering and design. It also serves as a breeding ground for future car engineers and designers.

I saw this news on NDTV 24×7. The channel is available in the US through DirecTV.

Kaif to replace injured Tendulkar

March 31, 2008

Sachin Tendulkar has been ruled out of the second cricket Test against South Africa in Ahmedabad starting April 3, and Mohammad Kaif has been named as his replacement.

Sachin Tendulkar re-aggravated his right groin injury when he was fielding on the fourth day of the first Test and his playing the second match is doubtful

The selection committee has decided to replace Tendulkar with Mohammad Kaif for the second Test.


Kaif, who got the nod for his excellent performance in the domestic circuit this season, is returning to the side after a gap of almost two years. His last Test was against West Indies at Kingston in June 2006.

I watched this news on NDTV 24×7. It is an excellent news channel for NRIs since it provides the most comprehensive news related to India. DirecTV makes it possible to access this channel in the US.