Press Trust Of India

  • Mizoram footballer dies after injuring spinal cord 20-10-2014 06:05 PM

    Aizawl: Peter Biaksangzuala, a Mizoram footballer, has passed away after injuring his spinal cord while celebrating scoring a goal in the Mizoram Premier League. According to media reports, in an MPL match played between his side Bethlehem Vengthlang FC and Chanmari West FC, the 23-year-old Biaksangzuala celebrated his equaliser by...
  • BCCI Working Committee to discuss West Indies pullout on Tuesday 20-10-2014 04:55 PM

    Hyderabad: The BCCI's all-powerful Working Committee will meet on Tuesday to decide on whether to impose a freeze on future West Indies tour and claim damages in the wake of the unprecedented move by the Caribbean team to pull out of the remainder of India tour because of the pay...
  • Uddhav Thackeray holds meeting with newly-elected Shiv Sena MLAs 20-10-2014 04:55 PM

    Mumbai: Even as the impasse over government formation in Maharashtra continues following a fractured mandate in the Assembly polls, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today held a meeting with the newly-elected legislators in Mumbai. "All the newly elected MLAs met Uddhavji today and they unanimously took a decision to give...
  • Nico Hulkenberg to continue with Force India in 2015 season 20-10-2014 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: Nico Hulkeberg will continue to race for Sahara Force India in the 2015 Formula One season, the team confirmed on Monday. The 27-year-old German had returned to Force India at the start of 2014 after spending a year with Sauber and has enjoyed a reasonably good season, finishing...
  • India has the highest number of smartwatch owners, second highest number of Google Glass owners 20-10-2014 02:34 PM

    New Delhi: Tech-savvy Indians have emerged as the most hooked on to gadgets globally with as many as 95 per cent finding their smartphones "critically important" while 75 per cent use their smartphone or tablet to book a hotel, says a survey by leading online travel firm Expedia. "The findings...
  • Troubled West Indies continue hunt for Head Coach 20-10-2014 02:27 PM

    St Johns: West Indies might be in neck deep trouble after their team's pull out of the India series, but that hasn't stopped its board from reviewing coaching applications for the senior team as the post is lying vacant after Ottis Gibson's departure in August. The West Indies Cricket Board...
  • Shia LaBeouf blames method acting for erratic behaviour 20-10-2014 02:06 PM

    London: Actor Shia LaBeouf says he likes to get into skin of his on-screen character which proves troublesome in real life. LaBeouf clashed with Alec Baldwin on the set of Broadway production 'Orphans'. The actor, however, said he was simply preparing for his role and did not hurt him intentionally,...
  • Motherhood was a risk; had to completely shift my priorities and not be apologetic: Jessica Alba 20-10-2014 01:38 PM

    London: Actress Jessica Alba, who is parent to two kids, says motherhood was a risk as it required her to put her career on hold, which she found scary. The 33-year-old actress, who has daughters Honor, six, and Haven, three, with husband Cash Warren, says it was difficult to take...
  • BCCI ignoring women's cricket, says WCAI secretary 20-10-2014 01:28 PM

    Mathura: Accusing the BCCI of ignoring women's cricket, Women's Cricket Association of India (WCAI) honorary general secretary Nutan Gavaskar has demanded the merger of the women's body with the all-powerful Indian board, which according to her was directed by the ICC eight years ago. "ICC should send its observers to...
  • China says Hong Kong protests an attempt to seek independence 20-10-2014 01:23 PM

    Beijing: China has termed the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong an attempt to seek self-determination and independence, as it grappled to deal with the student-led movement that has occupied parts of the financial hub for more than three weeks. For the first time, the ruling Communist Party's official organ the...
  • Australia lifts burqa segregation ban at Parliament House 20-10-2014 01:08 PM

    Melbourne: Australia on Monday dumped a controversial plan to make women wearing Burqa sit in separate sound-proof glass enclosures at Parliament House after Prime Minister Tony Abott's intervention. The backdown followed a decision on October 2 by House Speaker Bronwyn Bishop and Senate President Stephen Parry to have a different...
  • Imran khan says Pakistan Hindus can return after his party comes to power 20-10-2014 01:01 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan has said that the Hindus who fled the country after being persecuted will return home if his party comes to power. "I am hopeful that people from Hindu community, who had fled Pakistan after facing atrocities, would return when Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) comes to...
  • 'Dhoom 3' becomes highest grossing foreign film of 2013 in Australia 20-10-2014 12:03 PM

    Melbourne: After collecting Rs 500 crore at the Indian box office, Aamir Khan-starrer 'Dhoom 3' has now become the highest grossing foreign film of 2013 in Australia and emerged as the first Bollywood film to win the award. The award was recently received by the film distributing Company Mind Blowing...
  • NCP Kerala unit unhappy over offer of support to BJP 20-10-2014 12:02 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Kerala, a component of the CPI(M)-led LDF, has conveyed its reservations to the central leadership over the offer of support to the BJP to form the government in Maharashtra. The state unit voiced objection to the "unilateral way" the support was offered by the...
  • Congress wins by-election in Manipur 20-10-2014 11:55 AM

    Imphal: Congress candidate Elangbam Dwijamani was on Monday declared elected from Hiyanglam Assembly constituency in Thoubal district of Manipur for which bypoll was held on October 17, state poll officials said. Dwijamani who had once represented the constituency, defeated his nearest rival Yumnam Radheshyam of Trinamool Congress by 1,829 votes,...
  • Indiana police detain man in deaths of 4 women 20-10-2014 11:49 AM

    Hammond (US): An Indiana man confessed to killing a woman whose body was found in a motel and told police where the bodies of three more women could be found, police have said. Police found the bodies of three women at different locations in Gary, Indiana, late Saturday and early...
  • Saketh Myneni, Ramkumar Ramanathan climb ATP singles rankings 20-10-2014 11:10 AM

    New Delhi: Riding on his maiden Challenger title win, Saketh Myneni on Monday leapfrogged 168 places to be ranked 283 in the ATP singles chart while Ramkumar Ramanathan achieved a career-best spot of 226 following his semi-final appearance at the just-concluded Indore Open. Saketh, who was ranked 451 coming into...
  • Virat Kohli climbs to 2nd, Bhuvneshwar in top 10 of ICC ODI rankings 20-10-2014 10:53 AM

    Dubai: Benefitting from his return to form in the abruptly-ended West Indies series, Indian batsman Virat Kohli claimed number two slot in the ICC rankings while swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar broke into top-10 for the first time in his career. Kohli scored 191 runs, including 127 in the final match,...
  • Pakistan: Bilawal Bhutto raises Kashmir issue again, says will take it back from India 20-10-2014 10:17 AM

    Karachi: In a fresh rant against India, Pakistan People's Party chief Bilawal Bhutto vowed to wrest Kashmir from India. "When I raise Kashmir, the entire Hindustan screams. They know when a Bhutto speaks, they (Indians) have no answer," the 26-year-old Bhutto scion said during his first public rally on Sunday....
  • Kenya: 5 terrorists killed, car bomb recovered 20-10-2014 09:58 AM

    Nairobi: A Kenyan military spokesman says Kenyan soldiers stopped a terror attack by killing five suspected Islamic extremist bombers attempting to cross into Kenya from Ethiopia in a car carrying explosives and six suicide vests. Bogita Ongeri said on Monday authorities recovered 100 kilograms of TNT from the vehicle which...
  • 'Never Been Kissed' star Drew Barrymore says it's going to be 'awesome' when she turns 40 next year 20-10-2014 08:50 AM

    London: Actress Drew Barrymore has admitted that she will be happy when she will turn 40. The 'Blonde' actress, who will be turning 40 next year, said she has worked hard to get to the milestone, reported Contactmusic. "When I turn 40 on February 22, I'm going to heave a...
  • 'The Vampire Diaries' star Candice Accola marries The Fray rocker Joe King 20-10-2014 08:18 AM

    Los Angeles: 'The Vampire Diaries' star Candice Accola has tied the knot with rock band The Fray rocker fiance Joe King in New Orleans. The two, who first met at a Super Bowl event, exchanged the wedding vows on Saturday in presence of family and friends, including her show's co-stars...
  • Narendra Modi to address joint session of Australian parliament 20-10-2014 07:11 AM

    Melbourne: Narendra Modi will be the first Indian Prime Minister to address the gallery of Australian member of parliamentarians and leaders at a special joint sitting of Federal Parliament after he attends the G20 leaders' Summit in Brisbane in November. While several MPs have expressed their delight and happiness for...
  • Manchester United are adapting to Van Gaal's Dutch style, says Blind 19-10-2014 11:14 PM

    Manchester United defender Daley Blind says his team mates are adapting to Louis van Gaal's Dutch style of play and it is only a matter of time before they start reaping the rewards of their new look. After making a slow start to the season, United have found their feet...
  • Richest, poorest candidates defeated in Maharashtra polls 19-10-2014 11:14 PM

    Mumbai: The richest and poorest candidates who contested the Maharashtra assembly elections were defeated. However, the second richest candidate among a total of 1,356 contestants, BJP's Mangal Prabhat Lodha (58), won from the Malabar Hill constituency. Shiv Sena's Sunil Prabhu emerged triumphant from the Dindoshi assembly constituency in Mumbai, defeating...
  • Prakash Javadekar lauds AIR for taking classical music to common man 19-10-2014 11:08 PM

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar lauded All India Radio for its service of supporting classical musicians and carrying the art form to the common man. "The Minister paid glowing tributes to AIR for the yeoman service in patronising hundreds of classical musicians over the years and also...
  • Maharashtra polls: Narayan Rane, Harshwardhan Patil among 14 former ministers who lost poll battle 19-10-2014 11:04 PM

    Mumbai: Senior Cogress leaders Narayan Rane and Harshwardhan Patil were two of the fourteen former Maharashtra ministers, who have lost this year's state Assembly elections. While former Industries Minister Narayan Rane lost to Vaibhav Naik of Shiv Sena from Kudal constituency, former Co-operation minister and sitting MLA Harshawardhan Patil lost...
  • Maharashtra polls: MNS' only north Indian candidate loses seat to BJP rival 19-10-2014 10:57 PM

    Mumbai: Akhilesh Chaubey, a north Indian candidate fielded by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena in the state assembly polls, was defeated by BJP's Atul Bhatkhalkar from Kandivali East constituency. The MNS had caused eyebrows to raise as the party known for its anti-north Indian stand since its birth in 2006, had given...
  • BJP has not decided on Maharashtra, Haryana CMs: Rajnath Singh 19-10-2014 10:52 PM

    New Delhi: BJP has not taken any decision yet on chief ministers of Maharashtra and Haryana, senior BJP leader and Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. "So far we have not taken any decision on chief ministers of Maharashtra or Haryana," he said after a meeting of the BJP...
  • For first time 13 women set to enter Haryana Assembly 19-10-2014 10:46 PM

    Chandigarh: For the first time in Haryana, known for its skewed sex ratio, 13 women will enter the state Assembly out of 116 women candidates who contested the polls. BJP, which got the majority, has given the maximum eight women candidates to the 90-member Haryana Assembly. Congress has three women...