Press Trust Of India

  • Two Pakistan intruders shot dead by BSF; 12kg heroin, rifle seized 29-03-2015 10:51 AM

    Amritsar: Two suspected Pakistani intruders were shot dead by security personnel in the early hours of Sunday as they were trying to smuggle in heroin worth Rs 60 crore into India, a day after 24-kg of the contraband was seized following a similar operation near the border. Confirming the killing...
  • DTC takes steps to have more women drivers 29-03-2015 10:40 AM

    New Delhi: Keen on roping in women drivers for its fleet, Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has decided to provide training and help them in getting heavy motor vehicle licence. DTC has also decided to give some relaxation to women applicants in hiring procedure, including in terms of experience. V Saritha,...
  • Railways aims to eliminate direct discharge toilets by 2020-21 29-03-2015 09:50 AM

    New Delhi: Aiming to eliminate direct discharge toilets from its entire fleet of passenger coaches by 2020-21, Railways has drawn up an action plan to replace them with environment-friendly bio-toilets. "While 17,338 existing toilets in trains have been replaced with bio-toilets till date, our aim is to equip the entire...
  • Delhi Police plans to launch web app for its beat constables 29-03-2015 09:47 AM

    New Delhi: In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of 'SMART policing', Delhi Police is working on a web-based app for its beat constables to reduce paperwork and make them more efficient. With this 'Beatbook app', police wants to replace the beat register where a constable has to make...
  • National mourning for Singapore PM Lee Kuan Yew 29-03-2015 09:10 AM

    New Delhi: The government has declared national mourning on Sunday as a mark of respect to the former Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew. The national flag will be flown at half-mast throughout the country and there is no official entertainment today as Lee's funeral will be held in...
  • SpiceJet to add 7 planes; another Rs 500 crore infusion in April 29-03-2015 08:23 AM

    New Delhi: As it embarks on a revival path, budget carrier SpiceJet plans to lease seven more Boeing 737 aircraft by May while another Rs 500 crore is expected to be infused by its new owner Ajay Singh in April. Singh has already pumped in Rs 500 crore into the...
  • PM Modi arrives in Singapore to attend Lee's funeral 29-03-2015 08:02 AM

    Singapore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived in Singapore to attend the State Funeral Services of Singapore's founder and first premier Lee Kuan Yew. Lee, 91, died of severe pneumonia on March 23. The Prime Minister will be attending the funeral of Lee on Sunday, the Spokesperson in the...
  • After Bhushan-Yadav expulsion, AAP warns other dissidents 29-03-2015 07:43 AM

    New Delhi: After expulsion of Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from its National Executive, AAP on Saturday sent out a warning to its other dissidents when its National Council gave full powers to the Political Affairs Committee to take disciplinary action against any member who issues statements to the media...
  • Not quitting as AAP Lokpal: Ramdas 29-03-2015 06:58 AM

    New Delhi: AAP's internal Lokpal, Admiral (retd) L Ramdas, on Saturday said he will not quit the post even though he was asked not to attend the crucial National Council meeting for which he had travelled all the way from Maharashtra. "I am neither quitting nor have I been asked...
  • Saina Nehwal was in tears after losing close matches, says Vimal Kumar 28-03-2015 10:21 PM

    New Delhi: A series of losses against top shuttlers had left Saina Nehwal in tears but the Indian ace showed tremendous drive and hunger to achieve the World No.1 status, former national coach Vimal Kumar said on Saturday. The two-time former national champion, who has been training Saina ever since...
  • CJI asks lawyers to help in speedy disposal of cases 28-03-2015 10:05 PM

    Chennai: Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on Saturday voiced concerns over pendency of cases in the courts and asked the lawyers to play a role in reducing the accumulated arrears in courts. "We must therefore adopt ourselves with changing situation - both domestic and global. It is essential for...
  • I-League: Injury-hit Salgaocar to face Bengaluru FC 28-03-2015 10:02 PM

    Margao: Injury-hit Salgaocar SC will have a tough time when they face defending champions Bengaluru FC in their penultimate round of the first leg of the Hero I-League on Sunday. Salgaocar, who lacked finishing, were expecting that their injured players like Darryl Duffy and Saran Singh would be fit during...
  • 'Toilets for All' campaign shortlisted for UN Global Award: Mamata Banerjee 28-03-2015 09:55 PM

    Kolkata: 'Sabar Souchagar' project in West Bengal's Nadia district has won international acclaim for building toilets for all and has been shortlisted for the UN Global Award for Public Services, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday. "Nadia district in West Bengal has won international acclaim in 'Sabar Souchagar' (Toilets...
  • Thought of quitting badminton after last year's World Championships: Saina Nehwal 28-03-2015 09:50 PM

    Saina Nehwal, who created history by reaching the pinnacle of world badminton ranking, on Saturday said she had contemplated "quitting badminton" after last year's World Championships. Saina reaffirmed her status as the country's most consistent performer in the international circuit by becoming the first Indian woman shuttler to attain the...
  • Nun rape case: Arrested man's wife identifies 7 accused from photos 28-03-2015 09:47 PM

    Kolkata: The wife of Gopal Sarkar, one of the two men arrested in connection with the nun gangrape case, has identified seven accused persons by their photographs caught on the CCTV camera at the convent school on March 14 night, a senior CID official said on Saturday. "These persons had...
  • Yogendra Yadav had 'begged for graceful exit' after being exposed: Ashutosh 28-03-2015 09:40 PM

    New Delhi: Senior AAP leader Ashutosh on Saturday claimed that Yogendra Yadav, who was ousted from the party's National Executive today, had asked Arvind Kejriwal for a "graceful exit" from the party after he was allegedly caught tarnishing the party's image by planting stories in the media. In an "open...
  • Expert committee to decide on marking patterns of Maths paper for CBSE 28-03-2015 09:36 PM

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of several feedbacks received from students and teachers about the Maths paper, CBSE has decided to place them before a committee before finalising the marking schemes for the paper. The committee of subject experts would be meeting after completion of the board exams to decide...
  • Rajya Sabha polls in Kerala on April 20 28-03-2015 09:05 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Biennial elections to Rajya Sabha for three seats from Kerala falling vacant next month would be held on April 20. The terms of Congress leader and former Union minister Vayalar Ravi, CPI (M) leader P Rajeev and CPI leader MP Achuthan, elected from Kerala, will expire on April 24,...
  • Farmer suicides due to wrong policies of West Bengal: BJP 28-03-2015 08:56 PM

    Kolkata: Slamming the West Bengal government over suicides of potato farmers, BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday said that the deaths were due to wrong agricultural policies of the state government. "It is due to the wrong policies of the state government that farmers are dying. Had they...
  • Only Arvind Kejriwal's writ runs in AAP, says Digvijaya Singh 28-03-2015 08:43 PM

    Guna: Taking a dig at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over its current turmoil, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said only its Convener Arvind Kejriwal's writ runs in the outfit, which has shown the doors to "moderate and secular" leaders. "Mein to pahle se hi kahta tha ki na...
  • Sarala Birla, wife of industrialist BK Birla, passes away 28-03-2015 08:34 PM

    New Delhi: Sarala Birla, wife of noted industrialist BK Birla, died at her residence on Saturday morning in Delhi. She was 91 and had been suffering from old-age related problems. Her husband was with her when she breathed her last. Her body will be brought to the city on Sunday...
  • Jurists must ensure justice to all in terror cases: President 28-03-2015 08:33 PM

    New Delhi: Jurists must play an important role to ensure justice to the victims of terror and to the persons implicated in such crimes, President Pranab Mukherjee has said. "Jurists must play an important role in ensuring that the wheels of justice move faster -- both to give justice to...
  • Mobile app downloads may grow six-fold in India by 2015: Report 28-03-2015 07:29 PM

    New Delhi: India's mobile app downloads are expected to grow six fold by 2015, according to a KPMG report on media and entertainment industry. India has been the fastest growing mobile app market in 2014, a trend that continues from the previous year. "It is foretasted that mobile app downloads...
  • Rahul will be back among people 'very soon': Sonia Gandhi 28-03-2015 07:18 PM

    Amethi: Rahul Gandhi will be back among people "very soon", Congress President Sonia Gandhi said on Saturday about her son who has been on a mysterious "leave" for over a month now. "Both Rahul and Priyanka will be among you all very soon," Sonia Gandhi said while replying to questions...
  • Saina Nehwal has achieved three great things this year: Uday Pawar 28-03-2015 06:54 PM

    Mumbai: India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal had achieved three memorable feats this year enroute to her gaining the coveted and unprecedented World No.1 status on Saturday, said former international Uday Pawar. "It's welcome news. She is the first woman player to become World No.1. Prakash (Padukone) had already become World...
  • Balbir Singh Sr. conferred Lifetime Achievement Award 28-03-2015 06:50 PM

    New Delhi: The legendary Balbir Singh Senior, member of three Olympic gold medal winning teams, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Hockey India Awards here on Saturday. The action-packed ceremony culminated with the 90-year-old receiving the trophy for Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award along with...
  • AAP draws flak, ridicule from rival parties over turmoil 28-03-2015 06:43 PM

    New Delhi: The AAP on Saturday drew flak and ridicule over the internal turmoil from rival parties which asked it to put its house in order and deliver on the promises made to people of Delhi without wasting the opportunity with its "immature" politics. Terming the continued tussle within Aam...
  • Modi misleading farmers on Land Bill: Jairam Ramesh 28-03-2015 06:35 PM

    Jaipur: Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of misleading farmers about 13 aspects of the new Land Acquisition Bill, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said that they were part of the 2013 law passed by his party and that Modi was taking credit for it. "The Prime Minister took credit...
  • Pakistan: Over 32,000 arrested in anti-terror operations since Peshawar carnage 28-03-2015 05:53 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's law enforcement agencies have arrested over 32,000 people on different charges in more than 28,000 anti-militant operations in the aftermath of the Peshawar school massacre, the government said on Saturday. The arrests were made after the launch of the National Action Plan (NAP) in December which aims to...
  • Mizoram Governor Aziz Qureshi sacked following feud with Centre 28-03-2015 04:48 PM

    New Delhi: Mizoram Governor Aziz Qureshi, who has had a running feud with the Centre and even approached the Supreme Court against attempts to ease him out, was sacked on Saturday. A brief statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said that "Qureshi shall cease to hold the office of the...