Press Trust Of India

  • Bresnan makes comeback, uncapped Roy in England T20 squad against India 31-08-2014 04:13 PM

    London: The England selectors on Sunday decided to bring back experienced pacer Tim Bresnan in the national squad for the one-off T20 international against India at the Edgbaston on September 7. The 14-member squad also features uncapped Surrey opener Jason Roy, who has been rewarded for his good show in...
  • Shah Rukh Khan: I don't want AbRam to be a participant in this 'circus of public life' 31-08-2014 03:40 PM

    Mumbai:Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he does not want his son AbRam to be in the 'circus of public life' that he is a part of. Shah Rukh and Gauri's youngest child AbRam was born through surrogacy in May last year. "I am not overtly happy talking about him. He...
  • DTC may sign deal to procure 1,380 semi-low-floor buses 31-08-2014 03:23 PM

    New Delhi: After two failed bids, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) may soon sign a deal with an Indian automotive manufacturing company to procure a total of 1,380 semi-low-floor buses to replace its fleet of standard-floor ones (yellow buses). "We invited global players for procurement of 1,380 semi-low-floor buses... Tata Motors...
  • After Digital India & Jan Dhan, govt to focus on rural infrastructure 31-08-2014 02:35 PM

    New Delhi: After launching schemes to boost financial inclusion and reduce digital divide, the government is all set to begin work on developing rural infrastructure in the country in a bid to spur growth and perk up investments. The government is making a "realistic assessment" of how many rural infrastructure...
  • Mumbai: Court grants man divorce over wife's demand for excessive sex 31-08-2014 02:33 PM

    Mumbai: A man, who sought separation from his wife alleging that she was aggressive and autocratic with an insatiable appetite for sex, was granted divorce by a family court in Mumbai. "Due to respondent's (wife's) non-appearance before the court, the petitioner's (husband's) evidence remains unchallenged on record. Hence this court...
  • Book paints the stories of Indian fighter pilots from 1971 war 31-08-2014 02:30 PM

    New Delhi: The heroism, gallantry, flying skills and unmovable determination displayed by Indian fighter pilots during the 1971 liberation war of Bangladesh is the subject of a new book. Recounted in third person by Dhirendra S Jafa, Wing Commander (Retd.) Indian Air Force, Death Wasn't Painful, brought by Sage books,...
  • IMF executive board backs Lagarde over corruption probe 31-08-2014 02:21 PM

    Washington: The executive board of the IMF has expressed full confidence in its managing director Christine Lagarde, who is facing a criminal investigation in France linked to a 2008 political corruption probe. The highest decision making body of the IMF met at its headquarters here on Saturday in the wake...
  • US welcomes proposed EU sanctions on Russia 31-08-2014 02:15 PM

    Washington: The United States has welcomed the European Union's decision to impose fresh sanctions on Russia if it continues to escalate the conflict in Ukraine, giving it a week's time to dissipate the tensions. "We welcome the European Council's consensus today to show strong support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial...
  • Corporates find marked difference in government functioning in 100 days: Assocham 31-08-2014 02:15 PM

    New Delhi: In a thumbs up for the Narendra Modi-led NDA government ahead of completion of 100 days in office, most corporate leaders are finding a marked difference in style of functioning of the government with a strong focus on accountability and execution with ear-to-ground approach. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
  • 2 killed, 450 injured in police crackdown on protesters in Pakistan 31-08-2014 02:08 PM

    Islamabad: At least two persons were killed and about 450 others injured overnight when police baton-charged hundreds of anti-government protesters led by Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri who marched towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence in Islamabad demanding his resignation. The clashes started after Tehrik-e-Insaf chairman Khan and Awami Tehrik chief...
  • Acclaimed writer Mridula Sinha sworn-in as Goa Governor 31-08-2014 02:05 PM

    Panaji: Noted writer and senior BJP leader Mridula Sinha was on Sunday sworn-in as the Governor of Goa, following the resignation of BV Wanchoo. Bombay High Court Chief Justice Mohit Shah administered the oath of office to Sinha. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and other dignitaries were present at Raj...
  • CRPF eyes bullet proof vehicles as VVIP protection duties rise 31-08-2014 01:43 PM

    New Delhi: With an increasing number of high-profile personalities coming under its security cover, the Central Reserve Police Force has decided to provide these VVIPs with bulletproof protection during their movements across the country. The force, which has recently been entrusted with the security of BJP chief Amit Shah under...
  • Japan to work with India in finding Sickle Cell Anaemia remedy 31-08-2014 12:39 PM

    Kyoto: Japan on Sunday agreed to work with India in inventing treatment to the Sickle Cell Anaemia after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought help for finding remedy to the deadly disease commonly found among tribals in India. Modi, who has been keenly looking for a remedy to the disease since...
  • Government to increase dearness allowance to 107 per cent, up from 100 per cent 31-08-2014 12:23 PM

    New Delhi: Government is likely to approve a hike in dearness allowance (DA) to 107 per cent from the existing 100 per cent, benefiting around 30 lakh Centre's employees and its 50 lakh pensioners including dependants. "The average rate of retail inflation for industrial workers from July 1, 2013 to...
  • CISF to study body language for sharper vigil at airports 31-08-2014 12:17 PM

    New Delhi: In order to reduce the security screening time for fliers at Indian airports, CISF has directed its personnel to train themselves to study the body language of air passengers and cut down drastically on the existing system of manual checking of tickets. As part of efforts to make...
  • Delhi private schools unhappy over order on Modi's live address on Teachers' Day 31-08-2014 12:10 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative to reach out to every student through TV, radio and the Internet on Teachers' day has failed to enthuse private schools of Delhi which feel that "forcing" them to make arrangements for it will dampen the celebration of the occasion. The Directorate of...
  • Sania Mirza, Leander Paes advance in US Open doubles event 31-08-2014 11:25 AM

    New York: Sania Mirza won both her women's and mixed doubles matches while Leander Paes was also victorious in his mixed doubles match as both Indians advanced to the next round of the US Open here. Sania and Cara Black, seeded third, eased past Caroline Garcia of France and Romanian...
  • Nokia to offer maps for Samsung's Tizen-based devices 31-08-2014 11:24 AM

    New Delhi: Telecom gear maker Nokia has partnered Samsung to provide its maps and location services to Tizen-powered smart devices by the Korean electronics giant. The Finnish firm's location-based services arm HERE will also provide solutions to Samsung's new smartwatch, Gear S. Nokia in a statement today said, "HERE has...
  • Delhi: Over 1,250 prisoners get remission of sentence for good conduct 31-08-2014 09:30 AM

    New Delhi: Over 1,250 inmates lodged in Tihar and Rohini jails were granted remission of sentence on the occasion of 68th Independence Day. The convicts, whose sentences have been reduced, include those who have served less than a year to more than ten years. Exercising his powers under Delhi jail...
  • Anglo-Indian social activist seeks nomination to Lok Sabha 31-08-2014 09:25 AM

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu-based social activist Diana Grace Thomas is seeking nomination to Lok Sabha on behalf of Anglo-Indian community by the Narendra Modi government claiming support from international and national activists. 33-year-old Diana, who was born in Erode, has written to Prime Minister Modi on the issue. "I have...
  • MS Dhoni praises spinners and Rayudu for Trent Bridge win 31-08-2014 08:47 AM

    Nottingham: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday lauded his spinners and batsman Ambati Rayudu for his side's six-wicket thrashing of England in the third cricket one-dayer to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series here. The Indian spinners, led by Ravichandran Ashwin (3/39), shot England out...
  • Expert panel suggests Andhra Pradesh capital should function from 3 places 31-08-2014 08:22 AM

    New Delhi: Contrary to expectations, an expert committee set up by the Home Ministry has not recommended name of any particular place for establishment of the capital of residuary Andhdra Pradesh but suggested that the state government should function simultaneously from three different places. The committee, headed by former Union...
  • Australia to fly guns and ammunition into Iraq 31-08-2014 07:56 AM

    Canberra: Australian military aircraft will fly guns and ammunition into Iraq to help fight Islamic State militants, Australia's Prime Minister said on Sunday. "The United States government has requested that Australia help to transport stores of military equipment, including arms and munitions, as part of a multi-nation effort," Prime Minister...
  • Imran Khan, Qadri lead thousands of protestors to PM Sharif's house 30-08-2014 11:47 PM

    Islamabad: Setting the stage for a confrontation, Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri led thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters who broke barricades and forced their way towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's official residence pressing for his immediate resignation. Raising slogans against Sharif and his government, protesters marched from the National...
  • PV Sindhu loses in the semis of World Badminton Championships to settle for bronze 30-08-2014 11:14 PM

    Copenhagen: PV Sindhu suffered a heartbreak at the World Badminton Championship as the Indian shuttler had to settle for a second consecutive bronze medal after succumbing to Carolina Marin of Spain in straight games at the semifinals on Saturday. Sindhu, seeded 11th, failed in her bid to become the first...
  • Virat Kohli, Ben Stokes involved in a verbal spat in 3rd ODI 30-08-2014 11:13 PM

    Nottingham: A brief verbal spat broke out between Indian batsman Virat Kohli and England pacer Ben Stokes during the third one-dayer, leading to the umpires calling the home side captain and the bowler before the match continued. Kohli was dismissed on 40 in the 26th over off the bowling of...
  • India, Japan set to intensify defence cooperation 30-08-2014 10:46 PM

    New Delhi: India and Japan are set to intensify defence cooperation with the two sides likely to launch a security consultative framework involving their foreign and defence ministers. The two countries are also expected to sign an agreement in the field of rare earth materials after Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
  • James Anderson booed by Indian fans during third ODI at Trent Bridge 30-08-2014 09:23 PM

    Nottingham: England pace spearhead James Anderson, who had an ugly spat with Indian allrounder Ravindra Jadeja in the first Test, was on Saturday booed by the Indian fans at Trent Bridge during the third ODI. Anderson was received with huge boos from the Indian supporters the moment he stepped out...
  • Jan Dhan Yojana will not a burden on banks, says Arun Jaitley 30-08-2014 08:54 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), under which 2.14 crore accounts have already been opened, will not put any burden on banks. "Any apprehension that this scheme may cause financial burden on the banks does not hold any...
  • Modi, Abe meet over dinner, pitch for robust future in ties 30-08-2014 08:18 PM

    New Delhi: Setting the tone for their formal Summit on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Saturday spoke about a "strong and robust future" for the bilateral ties, with the Indian leader hoping that the two sides would strive to achieve in five years...