Press Trust Of India

  • Rupee down 11 paise against dollar in early trade 23-09-2014 09:56 AM

    Mumbai: The rupee fell by 11 paise to 60.93 against the US dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to increased demand for the US currency from importers. Forex dealers said besides a lower opening in the domestic equity markets, increased demand from importers for the...
  • Cleaning of river Ganga will take 18 years: Centre tells SC 23-09-2014 09:31 AM

    New Delhi: After being rapped by the Supreme Court for its approach to clean Ganga, the Narendra Modi government has placed before it a blueprint of short, medium and long term measures that spread over 18 years and thousands of crore of investment to restore the glory of the holy...
  • Barack Obama exudes confidence in Secret Service to protect the First Family 23-09-2014 09:11 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has exuded confidence in the ability of the Secret Service to protect the First Family in the wake of two intrusions at the White House that raised concern over its security. "The Secret Service does a great job, and I'm grateful for the sacrifices that...
  • Ebola outbreak 'contained' in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO 23-09-2014 09:05 AM

    Geneva: The deadliest Ebola epidemic ever has now killed 2,811 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation has said, adding though that in Senegal and Nigeria the outbreak had been basically contained. The UN health agency, which also published the results of the latest meeting of its Ebola emergency committee,...
  • Emraan Hashmi and Kangana Ranaut's new film 'Ungli' to release on November 28 23-09-2014 08:57 AM

    Mumbai: Karan Johar's new film 'Ungli', starring Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Sanjay Dutt and Randeep Hooda, will release on November 28. Directed Rensil D'Silva, the film is a sleek, edgy, vigilante drama and also stars Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi and Neil Bhoopalam in key roles. D'Silva, who has also penned...
  • Asian Games 2014: Abhinav Bindra guides India to 10m air rifle team bronze 23-09-2014 07:54 AM

    Incheon: Beijing Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra fired India to the men's team bronze in the 10m air rifle event while booking his berth in the eight-man finals with the fifth-best score in the qualifications on Day 4 of the Asian Games on Tuesday. The Indian team was comprised of...
  • AIADMK organises Sri Durga Homam' for welfare of CM Jayalalithaa 23-09-2014 07:34 AM

    Puducherry: All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Tuesday organised a four hour long Sri Durga Homam propitiating goddess Durga for the welfare of party supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. All five party legislators, led by local committee Secretary P Purushothaman, MLA. Offered prayers at the performance...
  • Congress says map in MoUs with China shows Arunachal as 'disputed area', Gujarat rejects charge 23-09-2014 07:26 AM

    Ahmedabad/New Delhi: Hours after Congress demanded apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over alleged distribution of a handout showing Arunachal Pradesh as "disputed territory" during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the city, the Gujarat government on Monday night said that the map was not part of the memorandums signed...
  • CLT20: Bowlers need to come up with better performances, says MS Dhoni 23-09-2014 05:26 AM

    Bangalore: His team might have registered a crushing 54-run win over Dolphins but Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday indicated that it would need to improve its bowling to win the Champions League Twenty20. "If you want to win tournaments you have to come up with better...
  • Nagaland CM officially launches preoil production operation 22-09-2014 11:34 PM

    Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Monday official launched Pre-Production on Oil and Natural Gas Operation in Peren district, some 127 km from. The Operation would be carried out by Metropolitan Oil and Gas Pvt Ltd (MOPGL), New Delhi in the three villages of the district - Old Jalukie,...
  • Panel to submit report on deemed universities to SC on Tuesday 22-09-2014 11:34 PM

    New Delhi: A committee set up on Supreme Court's directions is understood to have zeroed in on seven of 41 'C' category deemed universities which still do not fulfill such criteria, with UGC planning to sent showcause notice to these institutes. The panel's report will be presented by the HRD...
  • Chitfund scam: Legal fraternity shocked over exAG's arrest in Odisha 22-09-2014 11:30 PM

    Cuttack: Terming the arrest of former advocate General (AG) Ashok Mohanty by CBI as "unfortunate", the legal fraternity here today criticised the CBI accusing it of highhandedness. State Bar Council Chairman Manas Ranjan Mohapatra reacting to the arrest said CBI has arrested the former AG with political connotation. A team...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: CBI to take exAG on remand for two days 22-09-2014 11:24 PM

    Bhubaneswar: A special court on Monday allowed CBI to take ex-advocate general Ashok Mohanty on remand for two days in connection with a chit fund scam. Mohanty, arrested for alleged link with the chit fund scam-tainted Artha Tatwa Group (AT), was produced in the court of the Special Chief Judicial...
  • Maharashtra: Keen for alliance but if not possible, options open, says Prithiviraj Chavan 22-09-2014 11:20 PM

    New Delhi: As the Congress and NCP bargain hard over seat-sharing for the upcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra, state Chief Minister Prithiviraj Chavan on Monday said that his party was "keen" for an alliance but is willing to go alone if need be. Chavan, who was in Delhi meeting Congress...
  • CLT20: Clinical Chennai bounce back with big win over Dolphins 22-09-2014 11:17 PM

    Bangalore: Suresh Raina on Monday blazed his way to a 43-ball 90 and powered Chennai Super Kings to a comfortable 54-run win over Dolphins, keeping the Indian outfit's semi-final prospects alive in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20. The Super Kings notched up an imposing 242 for six and then saw...
  • Parkash Singh Badal seeks financial package from Centre for Punjab 22-09-2014 11:11 PM

    New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday sought a "liberal financial package" for his state from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Badal accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal called on Modi at his residence and sought a relief package of Rs 2,330 crore for farmers due...
  • Congress down plays CBI decision to question Chidambram in 2G case 22-09-2014 11:07 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday sought to downplay the questions about CBI's decision to probe then Finance Minister P Chidambaram's FIPB nod in Aircel-Maxis deal and his wife Nalini's examination by the agency in connection with alleged multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. Party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said that as far...
  • 'Government WiFi project at panchayats to be more cost effective' 22-09-2014 11:06 PM

    New Delhi: A WiFi based broadband project at village panchayat level, involving operational expenditure of Rs 2,472 crore annually by the government, will lead to huge savings compared to market costs, according to a study. "The per annum cost of covering operational expenses for Government Users Network (GUN) is Rs...
  • Gujarat a guiding force for water conservation, says Uma Bharti 22-09-2014 11:02 PM

    Ahmedabad: Union Minister for Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on Monday praised Gujarat government for the work done by it in keeping rivers clean and announced launch of a nationwide water management programme next year. "I appreciate the work done here in keeping the rivers clean and in...
  • BJP scales down its demand for seats in Maharashtra 22-09-2014 10:54 PM

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Monday stepped in to try and salvage the alliance with Shiv Sena for Maharashtra assembly elections as the party scaled down on its demand for 135 seats, saying it is prepared for five less and even accept "the worst possible seats". Shah spoke...
  • NIA files supplementary charge sheet against 20 IM operatives 22-09-2014 10:48 PM

    New Delhi: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday filed a supplementary charge sheet against 20 alleged operatives of banned terror group Indian Mujahideen (IM), including Haidar Ali alias "Black beauty", for waging war against the country. In the supplementary charge sheet filed in the special NIA court, 17 absconding accused...
  • Adarsh case: HC to decide next week on CBI's plea for dropping Ashok Chavan's name 22-09-2014 10:41 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday posted for final hearing on September 29 an appeal filed by the CBI challenging a trial court's order rejecting its plea to drop the name of former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan from the list of accused in Adarsh scam case. Justice ML...
  • CLT20: Lahore Lions' Adnan Rasool reported for illegal bowling action 22-09-2014 10:38 PM

    Lahore Lions off-spinner Adnan Rasool has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during his side's CLT20 match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Hyderabad on Sunday. The bowler was reported by on-field umpires Kumar Dharamsena and C Shamshuddin, along with third umpire Anil Chaudhary, after the conclusion of the...
  • Sohrabuddin case: Brother accuses former cop of threatening 22-09-2014 10:37 PM

    Mumbai: Rubabuddin Sheikh, the brother of gangster and encounter victim Sohrabuddin Sheikh, on Monday alleged before the special CBI court here that one of the accused, a former Gujarat police officer, threatened him. The trial of cases related to alleged fake encounters of Sohrabuddin and Tulsiram Prajapati by Gujarat police...
  • Home prices set to zoom as Delhi government hikes circle rates 22-09-2014 10:24 PM

    New Delhi: Home prices in the capital are set to go up further with Delhi government on Monday hiking the circle rates -- the minimum valuation at which properties have to be registered -- by up to 20 per cent with an aim to check black money component in sale...
  • Bombay HC notice to govt on PIL seeking CID probe into drugs 'scam' 22-09-2014 09:46 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday sought a response from Maharashtra government and Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai on a public interest litigation seeking a CID probe into 'a scam' regarding use of antibiotic drugs at civic hospitals. A division bench, headed by Justice PV Hardas, issued notices to...
  • CIL scouting for locations for Rs 7,000 cr solar projects 22-09-2014 09:42 PM

    New Delhi: State-owned Coal India (CIL) is in the process of identifying places for setting up of solar projects worth Rs 7,000 crore. "Coal India is in the process of identifying places for setting up the solar projects," a source said. "The directions for the same were given to the...
  • J&K government launches 'Any Time, Any Where' access state portal 22-09-2014 09:38 PM

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday launched single window 'Any Time, Any Where' access to the information and services of various departments of Jammu and Kashmir Government. "The portal will provide to people a single window 'Any Time, Any Where' access to the information and services of various departments...
  • Football can be big in India through ISL: Marco Materazzi 22-09-2014 09:20 PM

    Chennai: Set to start his stint as manager-cum-player of Chennaiyin FC, Italian World Cup winner Marco Materazzi on Monday promised to do his best to raise the profile of the game in the country through the Indian Super League which kicks off next month. Materazzi, a marquee player-cum-manager, said he...
  • Somdev Devvarman to face Andy Murray in Shenzen Open 2nd round 22-09-2014 09:00 PM

    Shenzen: India's singles star Somdev Devvarman set up a second round clash with two-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray after battling past Chinese wild card Xin Gao in the ATP Shenzen Open, on Monday. The Indian, who skipped Asian Games to salvage his season, fought past the Chinese 6-3 4-6...