Press Trust Of India

  • Sonia, Rahul condole Kannada writer Ananthmurthy's demise 23-08-2014 07:08 AM

    New Delhi: Condoling the death of Jnanpith awardee U R Ananthmurthy, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday described the renowned writer as a remarkable human being. She said that the void created by his demise in the Indian literary space and social conscience will be hard to fill. In his...
  • AIIMS doctors begin signature campaign against CVO removal 22-08-2014 11:49 PM

    New Delhi: A section of AIIMS doctors on Friday started a signature campaign in support of Sanjiv Chaturvedi who has been removed from the post of Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of the premier institute. "We have started a campaign and doctors who are against the recent removal of Chaturvedi have...
  • Jaipur beat Delhi to assure semis berth in Pro Kabaddi League 22-08-2014 11:17 PM

    Making dents in the strong defence of Dabang Delhi through fine raids by Maninder Singh and Jasvir Singh, hosts Pink Panthers Jaipur posted a fine 41-31 victory to assure a berth in the semifinal of the Pro Kabaddi League. It were Dabang Delhi who were leading 18-16 at the breather...
  • Rajnath refutes Uttarakhand Governor's claim of being asked to quit 22-08-2014 09:24 PM

    Lucknow: Government on Friday denied claims made by Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi that he had been asked to quit and said an "appropriate response" will be filed before Supreme Court soon. Talking to PTI after touring flood-affected areas of Uttar Pradesh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "There was no...
  • Islamabad protests: Imran returns to negotiating table, party lawmakers resign 22-08-2014 09:20 PM

    Islamabad: Mounting further pressure, 34 opposition lawmakers resigned from the National Assembly on Friday to force the Nawaz Sharif government to quit but their party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf surprisingly decided to resume talks after the failed first round. For the second time since it mobilised thousands of supporters for anti-government protests...
  • Pak ceasefire violations no cause for worry, we are prepared: IAF chief 22-08-2014 09:13 PM

    Bangalore: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Friday said there was no tension as such in the wake of repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan but "we are all prepared". "We all are prepared, there are no tensions as such if you ask me...this is nothing exception, this has been happening,...
  • PCB waits on ICC anti-corruption code to get Mohammad Aamir back 22-08-2014 09:11 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board is waiting anxiously for the ratification of new anti-corruption code of International Cricket Council in October to start a fresh move to get banned pacer Mohammad Aamir back into the sport. The ICC executive board is scheduled to take a decision on these new anti-corruption laws...
  • PACL to move Tribunal against Sebi order 22-08-2014 09:03 PM

    New Delhi: Facing a Sebi order with charges of running an illicit money pooling scheme worth about Rs 50,000 crore, PACL Ltd on Friday said it will approach the Securities Appellate Tribunal against the directive of the capital markets regulator. "Sebi has unfortunately failed to recognize the submissions of the...
  • Three days after hooting at PM rally, Modi calls Hooda for tea 22-08-2014 08:57 PM

    New Delhi: Three days after the hooting incident in a public rally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appeared to reach out to Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda by inviting him over a cup of tea. Hooda met Modi at his residence and discussed development issues relating to the...
  • Fleming bats for Dhoni, calls him best option as Test skipper 22-08-2014 08:51 PM

    Mumbai: Ex-New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming on Friday backed under-fire Mahendra Singh Dhoni as still the best option to lead India in Tests notwithstanding the squad's 1-3 defeat to England, saying it was pointless to make a change without addressing problems plaguing the team. Fleming, who also coaches the Dhoni-led...
  • Girlfriends are a big no-no for Team India manager 22-08-2014 08:45 PM

    The debate of Wives and Girlfriends (WAGs) accompanying cricketers on foreign tours has taken a different twist after India's team manager Sunil Dev questioned actress Anushka Sharma's stay with boyfriend Virat Kohli during the Test series in England. Once termed as the most eligible bachelor of Team India, under-performing Kohli...
  • Rajnath conducts aerial survey of flood-hit UP 22-08-2014 08:40 PM

    Gorakhpur: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday made an aerial survey of flood affected areas in eastern Uttar Pradesh, promising central help for rescue and rehabilitation of marooned people, and suggested that the state consider inter-linking of rivers for a permanent solution. During the day-long visit to the worst-affected Gorakhpur,...
  • Killers of Nitish Katara deserve death: Delhi Police to HC 22-08-2014 08:39 PM

    New Delhi: The city police on Friday told the Delhi High Court that Vikas Yadav and two others, convicted for killing Nitish Katara in 2002, deserve death penalty as the offence was "pre-meditated" and committed in a "cold- blooded" manner. "The convicts (Vikas, Vishal and Sukhdev Pehalwan), in furtherance of...
  • Support staff changes could have been made after ODI series, says Dravid 22-08-2014 08:10 PM

    New Delhi: Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid has said that he would have preferred to wait till the end of India's England tour to make changes to the support staff as such decisions could be "tough on everyone concerned". Talking about the appointment of former India captain Ravi Shastri as...
  • Nawaz Sharif to meet Zardari on Friday in Islamabad amid protests 22-08-2014 07:57 PM

    Islamabad: With anti-government protesters stepping up pressure on him to quit, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited former president and PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari for a luncheon meeting here tomorrow to discuss issues related to the political impasse. Sharif had a telephonic conversation with Zardari on Friday and...
  • Sebi cracks down on Rs 50,000 crore money-pooling scheme 22-08-2014 07:48 PM

    New Delhi: In its biggest-ever crackdown on a large-scale illicit money pooling scheme estimated at nearly Rs 50,000 crore, regulator Sebi on Friday ordered immediate closure of unauthorised collective investment schemes run by PACL Ltd and refund of investors' money within three months. Besides, the capital markets regulator also said...
  • US-based Subramanian likely to be next Chief Economic Advisor 22-08-2014 07:42 PM

    New Delhi: US-based economist Arvind Subramanian is likely to be appointed Chief Economic Advisor in the Finance Ministry. According to sources, his name has been recommended to the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) for approval. The post of CEA has been lying vacant since Raghuram Rajan left the Finance Ministry...
  • RBI notifies increased PPF deposit limit of Rs 1.5 lakh/year 22-08-2014 07:40 PM

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank on Friday notified the increase in deposit money under Public Provident Fund (PPF) to Rs 1.5 lakh from Rs 1 lakh earlier. "We forward herewith a copy of the Government of India Notification...The Government of India, vide this Notification, has enhanced the individual subscription limit under...
  • Syndicate Bank case: Court orders proclamation proceedings 22-08-2014 07:37 PM

    New Delhi: A special CBI court on Friday ordered issuance of process for the presence in court of alleged middleman Purushotam Totlani, who is evading arrest in connection with the Syndicate bank bribery case. Special CBI Judge Swarana Kanta Sharma observed that the accused was "concealing himself" and despite issuance...
  • Phase-I of Lucknow Metro Rail project approved 22-08-2014 07:34 PM

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government on Friday approved eight km route of Lucknow Metro Rail project's first phase of North-South corridor for starting work. The approval was made in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The route will be from Transport Nagar to Charbagh railway station on which...
  • ACB seeks government nod for probe against Deputy CM, Maharashtra NCP chief 22-08-2014 07:31 PM

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra ACB on Friday sought permission from the state government to conduct an open inquiry against Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and state NCP chief Sunil Tatkare following a complaint by an activist who has alleged corruption in 12 irrigation projects. Besides the two top NCP leaders, social...
  • CBFC CEO took bribe for not cutting scenes: CBI 22-08-2014 07:20 PM

    Mumbai: The CBI on Friday said that CEO of Central Board of Film Certification Rakesh Kumar, arrested earlier this week, was suspected to have been demanding bribe during the screening of films before issuance of censor certificate, threatening with cuts if the demand was not met. "We suspect that other...
  • Secretaries panel to review gas price formula 22-08-2014 07:02 PM

    New Delhi: Nearly two months after it put off a steep gas price revision, the government has constituted a four-member committee of secretaries to hold consultations with stakeholders before deciding on the quantum of hike. "The committee will comprise secretaries of power, fertilizer and expenditure while additional secretary in the...
  • HC declines to hear PIL against UPSC's decision on Prelims 22-08-2014 06:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday declined to hear a PIL against UPSC's decision asking candidates not to answer questions in English Comprehensive section of the preliminary examination of the civil services to be held on August 24. "Why don't you (a lawyer who is also appearing in...
  • Former BCCI president IS Bindra to withdraw from cricket affairs 22-08-2014 06:51 PM

    New Delhi: Inderjit Singh Bindra, who played a pivotal role in India hosting three World Cups, has decided to withdraw from cricket affairs and as a first step he is likely to hand over the reins of the Punjab Cricket Association to fellow-Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer D.P. Reddy. Bindra,...
  • Supreme Court notice to Centre, EC on Congress plea on foreign funding 22-08-2014 06:43 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to Centre and Election Commission on Congress Party's plea challenging Delhi High Court's verdict holding it along with BJP prima facie guilty of violating the foreign funding law by receiving donations from UK-based Vedanta Resources' subsidiaries. Agreeing to hear Congress Party's...
  • LoP row: Congress should accept Speaker's decision, says Rajnath 22-08-2014 06:31 PM

    Gorakhpur: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday asked the Congress to honour the decision of the Speaker not to grant the status of Leader of Opposition to it in the Lok Sabha. "As per the Constitution, a party must get 10 per cent seat (for Leader of Opposition status). But...
  • SC dismisses former TV serial producer Suhaib Ilyasi's plea 22-08-2014 06:20 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by former TV serial producer Suhaib Ilyasi challenging a Delhi High Court order asking him to face murder charges for the death of his wife Anju in 2000. A bench headed by Justice TS Thakur said it was not...
  • Credit card fraud: Court asks police to file FIR against ICICI Bank CEO 22-08-2014 05:47 PM

    Lucknow: A local court has directed the police to lodge an FIR against ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar and head of card operations Vinay Valse in connection with allegations of cheating and fraud over online shopping through credit card. Chief Judicial Magistrate, Lucknow, Sunil Kumar pronounced the order on Thursday...
  • Pakistan protest leaders assure court they will follow Constitution 22-08-2014 05:20 PM

    Islamabad: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri, who are leading two anti-government protests in Pakistan, on Friday assured the Supreme Court that they will remain within the limits of the Constitution during their ongoing agitations. The two are staging separate sit-ins in front of the parliament to dislodge Prime...