Press Trust Of India

  • No question of a rethink on Land Acquisition Bill: Government 26-04-2015 11:54 PM

    Hyderabad: Stating that the NDA government would not do a rethink on the Land Acquisition Bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said it is pro-development and in the interest of farmers and poor. "There is no question of the NDA government...
  • Air India slashes fare to earthquake-hit Kathmandu 26-04-2015 11:47 PM

    Kolkata: National carrier Air India has reduced the one way fare to Kathmandu from Delhi, Kolkata and Varanasi from Rs 14,000 to Rs 4,700 inclusive of all taxes, a company release said on Sunday tonight. This has been done for the benefit of the Indians who have been stranded in...
  • Government appeals to people not to believe in rumours about possible quake 26-04-2015 11:38 PM

    New Delhi: Taking note of rumours being floated in various media platforms about earthquake, the Centre on Sunday tonight appealed to people not to believe unreliable information saying only authorised persons of the government should be taken into cognisance. A Home Ministry spokesperson termed as "baseless and untruth" reports of...
  • Centre may probe farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide, says Venkaiah Naidu 26-04-2015 10:45 PM

    Hyderabad: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu indicated on Sunday that the Centre may order a larger probe into farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide after a getting the report of a preliminary Delhi Police inquiry. "People have raised doubts about farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide. His family wants an inquiry. So...
  • Delhi: Metro services run on restricted mode after fresh tremors 26-04-2015 10:36 PM

    New Delhi: Metro services were put on restricted mode by slowing the speed of the trains after fresh tremors were felt in the national capital on Sunday. No loss of life or property damage was reported in any part of the city. According to a senior Delhi Metro Rail Corporation...
  • Vikas Gowda wins discus event in US with 65.75m 26-04-2015 10:22 PM

    New Delhi: Ace Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda continued with his fine form as he came up with an effort of 65.75m to win his event in the Triton Invitational at La Jolla in San Diego in United States on Sunday. Gowda, the reigning Commonwealth Games champion and silver winner...
  • Cyber crime in Faridabad; businessman robbed of Rs 10,50,000 26-04-2015 10:21 PM

    Faridabad: In a case of cyber crime, a businessman was robbed of more than Rs 10 lakh from his bank account here, police said on Sunday. Janak Raj Jain, a resident of sector-14 here is into Pharma business and has an account with ICICI Bank sector-16, Faridabad. On April 23,...
  • BJP completes 6 months in Haryana government, says worked in double shifts 26-04-2015 10:05 PM

    Chandigarh: The state government has worked in "double shifts" and has accomplished what can be achieved in a year, senior minister OP Dhankar said on Sunday, as BJP government in Haryana completed six months in office. State's Agriculture, Development and Panchayats Minister, Dhankar, who was speaking on the sidelines of...
  • Slight intensity quake in Assam 26-04-2015 10:03 PM

    New Delhi: An earthquake of magnitude 3.2 on Richter Scale hit Assam on Sunday with its epicenter in the Nagaon region. The slight intensity earthquake occurred at 9:26 PM, Indian Meteorological Department said. Its latitude and longitude are 26.3 N and 92.8 E respectively at depth of 30 Km with...
  • Viswanathan Anand finishes second in Shamkir Chess 26-04-2015 09:55 PM

    Shamkir: Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an effortless draw with Fabiano Caruana of Italy to finish second in Shamkir Chess tournament on Sunday. On what turned out to be an easy day as black in the final round, Anand just had to follow his instinct as Caruana decided...
  • Tibetan government in exile announces aid of Rs 12.5 lakh to Nepal 26-04-2015 09:55 PM

    Dharamsala: Expressing sadness at the devastation caused by the massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake that shook Nepal, the Tibetan government-in-exile on Sunday announced a financial aid of Rs 12.5 lakh to the neighbouring country. In an emergency meeting of the Kashag (Tibetan Parliament in Dharamsala), the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) on...
  • Army, IAF activate disaster management mechanism for Nepal 26-04-2015 09:49 PM

    Tezpur: Army's Gajaraj Corps and Indian Air Force (IAF), Tezpur, on Sunday activated disaster management mechanism for providing medical relief to people in earthquake-hit Nepal. According to a defence spokesman, in this joint disaster management operation, a C-17 aircraft from Palam air base captained by Wing Commander Abbi arrived at...
  • Zaheer Abbas wants Waqar Younis to step down as head coach 26-04-2015 09:46 PM

    Karachi: Batting great Zaheer Abbas on Sunday joined the chorus of former cricketers who have demanded the stepping down of head coach Waqar Younis after the humiliating defeats of the national team in Bangladesh in the ODIs and T20 International matches. "There is no doubt that Waqar was a great...
  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav invites suggestions from APJ Abdul Kalam on development of state 26-04-2015 09:36 PM

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday invited suggestions from former President APJ Abdul Kalam for development of the state. "You are most welcome to give your presentation for the development of the state. Please apprise about your programme for the same," Yadav said in a letter to...
  • India steps up relief operations in Nepal, names it 'Operation Maitri' 26-04-2015 09:24 PM

    New Delhi: Scaling up relief and rescue efforts in quake-hit Nepal that was named 'Operation Maitri', India on Sunday deployed two dozen military aircraft and choppers and was also undertaking a "big evacuation" through the road route. As a top Indian official described the situation in the Himalayan nation as...
  • Shiv Kapur finishes tied 31st in Shanghai, China's Wu Ashun wins title 26-04-2015 08:45 PM

    Shanghai: Shiv Kapur ended with a modest one-under 71 to finish tied 31st at Volvo China Open on Sunday even as Wu Ashun became the first Chinese to win a European Tour event on home soil when he held off a spirited challenge from England's David Howell. Kapur, who started...
  • Air services resumed to Kathmandu on Sunday evening 26-04-2015 08:43 PM

    New Delhi: Air services to Kathmandu on Sunday resumed though the airport in the quake-hit Nepalese capital had to be shut down for several hours in the afternoon due to a powerful aftershock. While national carrier Air India operated only two flights out of the five services it had planned...
  • Delhi government to send food packets, drinking water to Nepal 26-04-2015 08:39 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Government has decided to send 25,000 packets of food and 25,000 pouches of drinking water as immediate relief for the people of earthquake-hit Nepal. The first consignment of relief material is ready to be despatched on Monday and the state government is also ready with other forms...
  • I-League: Royal Wahingdoh rally to hold Mumbai FC 1-1 26-04-2015 08:33 PM

    Shillong: Royal Wahingdoh FC rallied from a goal down to hold Mumbai FC 1-1 in their Round 17 Hero I-League encounter at the J N Stadium here on Sunday. With Sunday's draw, the visitors earned three points from their last three matches and 16 points from as many matches while...
  • Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala requests citizens to donate blood 26-04-2015 08:31 PM

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Sunday appealed to Nepalese people to donate blood as hospitals badly needed it to treat more than 6,000 people injured in the killer quake. Koirala, after chairing a cabinet meeting, also asked the bussinessmen to open big departmental stores to ease food supplies shortage....
  • Shamjetsabam Sarjubala, Pinki Jangra strike gold for India at President's Cup 26-04-2015 08:25 PM

    New Delhi: Rounding off a reasonably successful campaign for India, Shamjetsabam Sarjubala (48kg) and Pinki Jangra (51kg) clinched god medals at the 22nd President's Cup Open International Boxing Tournament at Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. Pinki, a Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist, defeated Mongolia's Nandintsetseg 2-1 to notch up the yellow metal. World...
  • BCCI to take legal opinion on CSK low demerger valuation 26-04-2015 08:18 PM

    Kolkata: The BCCI on Sunday decided to seek a fresh legal opinion on the controversial "low" valuation of the IPL franchisee Chennai Super Kings when it demerged from its parent company India cements, headed by N Srinivasan. The decision was taken at a meeting of the BCCI Working Committee after...
  • Mammoth relief operation on by India in Nepal 26-04-2015 08:10 PM

    New Delhi: Stepping up relief and rescue operations in quake-hit Nepal, India on Sunday deployed over two dozen aircraft and choppers along with nearly 1000 trained personnel and said the situation in the Himalayan nation was "very, very serious". A slew of steps have been taken for speedy evacuation of...
  • Amit Shah to attend Himachal Pradesh BJP executive meet 26-04-2015 08:04 PM

    Shimla: National BJP President Amit Shah would attend a two-day executive committee meeting of Himachal Pradesh party unit to be held at Dharamsala from April 30. The meeting to be held on April 30 and May 1 would discuss the 'Mahasampark Abhiyan' (mass contact programme) of the party and Shah...
  • Woman suffers heart attack after quake in Tripura village 26-04-2015 07:51 PM

    Kailashahar: On Saturday's massive earthquake took the life of a 35-year-old village woman in Tripura's Unakoti district. Krishna Saha, a resident of Betcherra village, about 15 km from Kailashahar, was lifting water from a well for taking bath when she felt the ground shaking and fell to the ground after...
  • IPL 8: Kolkata, Rajasthan share points as the match at Eden Gardens gets abandoned 26-04-2015 07:45 PM

    Kolkata: Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders' home match against Rajasthan Royals was abandoned at Eden Gardens without a ball being bowled because of heavy rain and thunderstorm on Sunday. Field umpires Richard Illingworth and Rajesh Deshpande took the final call after their fourth inspection at 6.50pm as the home and...
  • Rescuers race against time, fear reigns in earthquake-hit Nepal 26-04-2015 07:38 PM

    Kathmandu: Racing against time, rescuers on Sunday waded through tonnes of rubble of flattened homes and buildings in Nepal to look for survivors of the earthquake that has killed over 2,350 people, including five Indians, and left more than 6,000 others injured. Fresh powerful aftershocks on Sunday triggered panic among...
  • Government increases compensation to Rs 6 lakh for the families of those killed in India in earthquake 26-04-2015 07:34 PM

    New Delhi: The central government on Sunday announced Rs 6 lakh compensation to the relatives of those killed in India due to the quake as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of rescue and relief operations both at home and in Nepal at a review meeting and directed that they...
  • IAF sends another aircraft for rescue operation in quake-hit Nepal 26-04-2015 07:22 PM

    Chandigarh: Indian Air Force on Sunday sent a second IL-76 aircraft from its air base for Kathmandu to rescue people stranded in earthquake-hit Nepal. The second IL-76 plane, the IAF's transport aircraft, took off from its air base at 7.23 AM on the rescue and relief mission to Hindon airbase...