Press Trust Of India

  • Bangladesh protests Pakistan resolution over 1971 war crimes trial 26-11-2014 07:55 AM

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Tuesday issued a diplomatic note to Pakistan strongly protesting a recent resolution of its provincial assembly that criticised the conviction of Islamabad-backed war criminals accused of genocide during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war. "It was a brazen denial of justice for the victims of the heinous crimes...
  • Uddhav drags Sharad Pawar into slanging match against BJP's Khadse 26-11-2014 07:47 AM

    Mumbai: The war of words between ruling BJP and opposition Shiv Sena escalated on Wednesday with Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse raking up Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's "non-farming" background and the latter hitting back with an oblique reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on "empty promises" made in run-up to...
  • IIT Madras made full member of CMS experiment at CERN 26-11-2014 07:42 AM

    New Delhi: IIT Madras has become the first IIT to be made a full member of the CMS experiment at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, and will get several opportunities in a large number of related technologies initiated and applied at the Switzerland-based organisation. IIT Madras' admission as...
  • Delhi: Wanted criminal arrested from Bawana 26-11-2014 07:39 AM

    New Delhi: A 30-year-old man, wanted in an attempt to murder case and carrying a reward of Rs 20,000 on his head, has been arrested from Northwest Delhi's Bawana area, police said on Wednesday. Paramjeet, said to be a member of Vikas Lagarpuria gang and a native of Jhajjar in...
  • Boeing delivers sixth P8I maritime patrol aircraft to India 26-11-2014 07:35 AM

    Washington: US aviation manufacturer Boeing has delivered the sixth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India on schedule, a media release has said. The P-8I, which is part of a contract of eight awarded in 2009, arrived at Naval Air Station Rajali to join five others being used by the Indian...
  • Sex traffickers 'using Facebook' to lure victims 26-11-2014 07:35 AM

    London: Gangs are using social media sites such as Facebook to lure young women into crime and prostitution, the head of European policing agency Europol said on Wednesday. Rob Wainwright said traffickers were drawing victims in by posting advertisements for childcare or cleaning vacancies and once ensnared, controlling their movements...
  • Tell me which Ganguly has not fought with Dravid: Sourav Ganguly 25-11-2014 11:09 PM

    Kolkata: Urging his team to put the tumultuous last few weeks behind, Atletico de Kolkata co-owner Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said that fights and controversies are part of every sport, adding that it's important to finish on a high. If poor refereeing decisions were not enough, reports of a rift...
  • Mayank Agarwal's ton takes Karnataka to Vijay Hazare title against Punjab 25-11-2014 10:47 PM

    Ahmedabad: Karnataka defended their title in grand style after their top-order led by centurion Mayank Agarwal rose to the occasion to crush a hapless Punjab by 156 runs in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament final on Tuesday. Put into bat in the day-night encounter at the Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera,...
  • Boxer Manoj Kumar to get Arjuna Award on Wednesday 25-11-2014 10:36 PM

    New Delhi: Having taken the legal route after being denied the honour initially, boxer Manoj Kumar will be finally receiving the prestigious Arjuna Award from Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday. Manoj, a 2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist, will be bestowed with the honour at 1 pm in the afternoon. The...
  • Kenya all set to tour cricket starved Pakistan after five years 25-11-2014 10:27 PM

    Lahore: Kenya are set to tour Pakistan to play against a second-string team as part of efforts to revive top-flight international cricket in the country, five years after it was halted due to a terror attack. Kenya will tour next month for five one-day games, said Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)...
  • Sourav Ganguly to be with ISL franchise, will miss first 2 Tests 25-11-2014 10:10 PM

    Kolkata: Struggling in the business end of the tournament, Atletico de Kolkata will be boosted by the presence of their team co-owner Sourav Ganguly as they make a bid to make the semifinals of the ongoing Indian Super League. The cricketer-turned-commentator Ganguly on Tuesday said he would give the first...
  • Delhi Dreams face 'tricky' Pune Marathas in CTL final 25-11-2014 08:15 PM

    New Delhi: A consistent Delhi Dreams face a very tricky opponent in Pune Marathas as the two teams clash for the inaugural Champions Tennis League (CTL) title at R K Khanna Tennis Stadium on Wednesday. Delhi have a solid team and by far the most impressive, but Cyprus star Marcos...
  • Centre has stopped funding West Bengal development projects, says CM Mamata Banerjee 25-11-2014 08:04 PM

    Digha: The Centre has stopped funding development projects in West Bengal and is taking away a major chunk of the state's earnings for debt servicing of more than Rs 2 lakh crore, putting in jeopardy people's "welfare projects", Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged. "Development of Bengal cannot be...
  • Ready to be more flexible in loan recast to spur growth: RBI 25-11-2014 08:01 PM

    Anand: The RBI is ready to give banks more flexibility in restructuring of stressed loans if it facilitates recovery of stalled projects, Governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday said. "The RBI is exploring ways to allow banks more flexibility in (loan) restructuring. This is a risk we are prepared to take...
  • PM Modi calls for speedy drafting of Nepal's Constitution 25-11-2014 07:57 PM

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made a strong pitch for the early drafting of Nepal's Constitution, saying if the country fails to do so it may get into "difficulties". "I request all political stakeholders to draft the Constitution by early next year as committed through consensus which will...
  • China says it wants to 'elevate' partnership with SAARC 25-11-2014 07:30 PM

    Beijing: On the eve of the SAARC summit in Nepal, China on Tuesday said that it wants to "elevate its partnership" with the South Asian bloc amid a debate in the official media here on enhancing China's role in the eight member grouping from an observer to that of an...
  • 'It is difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country' 25-11-2014 07:25 PM

    New Delhi: She might be one of the most sought-after sportspersons in India but tennis ace Sania Mirza says "it's difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country" due to the prevailing "gender inequality" and called for an urgent need to bring about a cultural change. "Yes, it is...
  • PM Modi regrets calling off visit to Janakpur, Lumbini, Muktinath 25-11-2014 07:18 PM

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that he regretted the "inconvenience" and "despair" among the Nepalese people after he called off his planned visit Janakpur, Lumbini and Muktinath as promised by him during his last visit. "When I visited Nepal last time, I had expressed desire to visit...
  • ISL: Atletico de Kolkata turn to Sourav Ganguly for motivation 25-11-2014 07:11 PM

    Kolkata: Embattled Atletico de Kolkata have now turned to their inspirational co-owner Sourav Ganguly for motivation as the Indian Super League (ISL) franchise approach the business end of the tournament. Known for his inspirational talks during his Team India stint, Ganguly will meet the ATK players at the team hotel...
  • To boost ties, PM Modi presents advanced chopper to Nepal 25-11-2014 07:07 PM

    Kathmandu: Showing India's commitment to strengthening ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday handed over to Nepal an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) which will be used for military operations. "This will add to Nepal's shield of protection," Modi said. The Dhruv Mark 3 is manufactured by state-owned aerospace and defence...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif ready for talks, puts onus on India for resumption of dialogue 25-11-2014 06:44 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that Pakistan is ready to hold talks with India but it is up to India to re-start the negotiations which were called off "unilaterally" by it. "Cancellation of talks was New Delhi's unilateral decision," Sharif said after arriving in Kathmandu to...
  • Traumatised players to be counselled after Phillip Hughes mishap 25-11-2014 06:30 PM

    Sydney: Traumatised players from the New South Wales and South Australia sides are being offered counselling after batsman Phillip Hughes was taken to the hospital following a shocking head injury that needed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and surgery. The left-handed batsman was rushed to St Vincent's Hospital and is reportedly in a...
  • Sourav Verma, Sai Praneeth progress in Macau Open 25-11-2014 06:27 PM

    Macau: Indian shuttlers Sourav Verma and B Sai Praneeth lived upto their billing and comfortably progressed to the second round of the men's singles event even as compatriots Ajay Jayram and Arvind Bhatt failed to clear the opening hurdle at the 2014 Macau Open on Tuesday. While seventh seed Verma...
  • Delhi: DDA announces winners of mega housing scheme 25-11-2014 06:09 PM

    New Delhi: The much-awaited draw for the mega 'Housing Scheme 2014' of Delhi Development Authority concluded on Tuesday, leaving thousands of applicants ecstatic after they found their names amongst those who landed flats even as others rued their luck at missing out in the lottery. The flagship scheme offering 25,040...
  • Former SC judge CK Prasad to succeed Katju as PCI chief 25-11-2014 05:58 PM

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge CK Prasad is set to be appointed as the next Chairperson of the Press Council of India. Information and Broadcasting Ministry sources said that Prasad has been selected by a committee headed by Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Monday and a communication has been received...
  • No quota for Delhites in DDA Housing: HC says 'nothing wrong' in provision 25-11-2014 05:55 PM

    New Delhi: With the much-awaited DDA Housing draw finally out, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday said that there was "nothing wrong" in DDA's regulation which holds that a person, who already owns a flat or plot in Delhi, was ineligible to apply. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini...
  • Oscar Isaac to be the villain in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' 25-11-2014 04:32 PM

    Los Angeles: Oscar Isaac has been confirmed as the titular villain in Bryan Singer's 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. The movie is the latest X-Men installment and Bryan Singer is returning to the director's chair. The actor is best known for his roles in the Coen brothers' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' and for 'Drive'....
  • AMAs 2014: Fergie suffers wardrobe malfunction on stage 25-11-2014 03:22 PM

    Los Angeles: Singer Fergie suffered a minor wardrobe malfunction during a performance at the an awards show. The 39-year-old 'Big Girls Don't Cry' hitmaker was performing her new song 'LA LOVE (la la)' at the 2014 American Music Awards when the incident happened, reported Ace Showbiz. Fergie, aka Stacy Ferguson,...
  • Indian golfers Jeev Milkha Singh, Shiv Kapur eye Dubai Open win 25-11-2014 02:38 PM

    Dubai: Indian golfers Jeev Milkha Singh and Shiv Kapur have hailed the Asian Tour's entry into the Middle East and hope to put their name on the inaugural Dubai Open trophy to be held at the Els Club Dec 18-21. Two-time Asian Tour No.1 Jeev believes the new event, which...
  • After conquering China, Saina Nehwal aims to become World No.1 25-11-2014 02:33 PM

    Hyderabad: Upbeat over winning the China Open title and moving up to the fourth spot in the latest BWF rankings, star shuttler Saina Nehwal says she is working on becoming the best in the world. "I am happy that, from world number nine to I reached world number four with...