Press Trust Of India

  • Maharashtra polls: Prithviraj Chavan lacked coalition mindset, says Sharad Pawar 30-09-2014 11:48 AM

    Pune: Firing a salvo at his estranged ally Prithviraj Chavan, NCP President Sharad Pawar has criticised the former Congress chief minister for not having a "coalition mindset" and accused him of indulging in "diversionary tactics". Stepping up his attack on the Congress, Pawar said, "The previous Congress chief ministers who...
  • KKR focused on their own strengths in semis: Robin Uthappa 30-09-2014 11:31 AM

    Hyderabad: Riding high on a splendid preliminary campaign, Kolkata Knight Riders' batsman Robin Uthappa said his team would look to focus on its strengths in the semi-final against Hobart Hurricanes in the Champions League Twenty20. "I think they [Hobart Hurricanes] have been playing good cricket. I think some of their...
  • PM Modi gifts Gita, Martin Luther King's memorabilia to US President Obama 30-09-2014 11:26 AM

    Washington: Keeping in mind the two people US President Barack Obama admired most, Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally chose gifts for him which included a 'Gita by Gandhi' in Khadi cover and audio-video clips from the 1959 India visit of Martin Luther King. "The Prime Minister has brought several gifts....
  • Obama, Modi may discuss human rights issues in summit talks 30-09-2014 11:17 AM

    Washington: Human rights issues could come up for discussion between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama during the maiden summit talks between them at his Oval Office on Tuesday. "The issue of basic universal human rights is something that is frequently discussed in the President's meetings with...
  • Huawei Honor 6 with a 5-inch 1080p display, octa-core processor, 3GB RAM launched at Rs 19,999 in India 30-09-2014 11:13 AM

    New Delhi: Chinese telecom firm Huawei said it aims to sell 1 million smartphones in India this year as the company charts out a new retail strategy with launch of Honor series, which will be its online only brand. The company launched four devices under Honor series, which will be...
  • Asian Games Volleyball: Indian women lose to Kazakhstan in SF playoff 30-09-2014 11:12 AM

    Incheon: Indian women spikers continued to disappoint as they lost their 5th-8th place semi-final play-off against Kazakhstan by three straight sets in the volleyball event at the Asian Games. The Kazakh women won the contest 25-20, 25-19, 25-20 in only 69 minutes as India will now play in the 7th-8th...
  • Asian Games Taekwondo: Latika Bhandari enters 53 kg quarters 30-09-2014 11:06 AM

    Incheon: India started their taekwondo campaign on a bright note as Latika Bhandari made it to the quarter-finals of the women's 53 kg event by defeating Farzona Radzhabova of Tajikistan in a one-sided bout at the Asian Games here on Tuesday. The 19-year-old Latika won the bout 7-2 with a...
  • Asian Games Kabaddi: Indian women storm into the semis 30-09-2014 10:53 AM

    Incheon: With an aim to defend their gold medal, Indian women produced a clinical performance to outwit hosts South Korea by 45-26 margin to enter the semi-finals of the Asian Games kabaddi event at the Songdo Global University Gymnasium here on Tuesday. India, who beat Bangladesh 29-18 in their lung...
  • Five Indian-Americans in Forbes list of US' richest 30-09-2014 10:24 AM

    New York: Five Indian-Americans have been named among the 400 richest people in the US by Forbes, a list topped by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates for the 21st year in a row with a net worth of $81 billion. Founder of outsourcing firm Syntel Bharat Desai, entrepreneur John Kapoor, Symphony...
  • PM Modi keeps away from exquisite food at dinner with US President Obama 30-09-2014 09:57 AM

    Washington: A spread comprising of compressed avacados, crisped halibut, saffron Basmati rice and salmon were part of the menu for dinner that US President Barack Obama hosted for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had only warm water due to his fast. Though there was a plate put in front of...
  • Rupee down 9 paise against US dollar in early trade 30-09-2014 09:27 AM

    The rupee weakened by nine paise to trade at a fresh seven-month low of 61.62 against the dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on Tuesday following increased demand for the US currency from importers ahead of RBI's policy review. A lower opening at the domestic equity...
  • CLT20: KKR's Sunil Narine reported for suspect action 30-09-2014 08:38 AM

    Hyderabad: West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine on Monday has been reported for suspect bowling action during a Champions League T20 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Dolphins here. The CLT20 organizing committee issued a media advisory late last night, confirming the development, that on-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and Chettihody...
  • Modi, Obama to discuss ways to boost strategic partnership 30-09-2014 07:32 AM

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama would discuss a range of issues, including ways to accelerate economic growth and bolster security cooperation to deepen the US-India strategic partnership, at their maiden summit meeting on Tuesday. "The two leaders will discuss ways to accelerate economic growth, bolster...
  • PM Modi's grand reception in New York reflects deep cultural ties: White House 30-09-2014 06:21 AM

    Washington: The "rock-star" treatment given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the prestigious Madison Square Garden by some 20,000 Indian-American people is the reflective of the "deep cultural ties" between the two countries, the White House has said. "I think the strong turnout at that event and the enthusiastic reaction...
  • CLT20: Lahore Lions eye semifinal spot as they face Perth Scorchers 30-09-2014 06:20 AM

    Bangalore: After registering a win against Dolphins in the last encounter, Pakistan champions Lahore Lions will go for the kill to qualify for the semifinal when they lock horns against a formidable Perth Scorchers in the Champions League T20 Tournament here on Monday. With reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders...
  • CLT20: Tridents take on Knights in bottom-placed battle 30-09-2014 06:11 AM

    Bangalore: West Indies champions Barbados Tridents will take on New Zealand side Northern Knights in an inconsequential Group B league match of the Champions League Twenty20, here on Tuesday. With Kings XI Punjab and Hobart Hurricanes already booking their semifinal spot from this group, bottom-placed Tridents and fourth-placed Knights have...
  • Barack Obama hosts dinner for Narendra Modi, Michelle gives it a miss 30-09-2014 05:46 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Tuesday hosted a private dinner for Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House in Washington, ahead of their summit level talks. Modi was welcomed by Obama who greeted him in Gujarati, "Kem Chho?" (how are you?), the mother tongue of the Prime Minister. Set...
  • Bill Gates ranked richest American by Forbes, 21st time in a row 30-09-2014 04:34 AM

    New York: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates topped Forbes' latest list of the 400 richest Americans for the 21st straight year. The list, released yesterday, was largely unchanged for 2014 and showed the rich getting richer. The combined wealth of those on the list rose 13 per cent to USD 2.29...
  • PM Narendra Modi arrives in Washington, to hold talks with Obama 30-09-2014 04:02 AM

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived in Washington on the second leg of his five-day US visit during which he will hold talks with US President Barack Obama. Obama is also hosting a private dinner, which will be the first opportunity for both the leaders to interact with...
  • Modi cautions US against hasty troop withdrawal from Afghanistan 30-09-2014 12:21 AM

    New York: Hours ahead of his dinner with President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday cautioned the US against hasty withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan, citing the mistakes it has committed while pulling out from Iraq. Modi told the Council on Foreign Relations that India and the...
  • Pact on food security, trade facilitation to go hand-in-hand: PM Modi 30-09-2014 12:18 AM

    New York: Ahead of his meeting with US President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made it clear that agreement on food security and trade facilitation will have to go hand-in-hand. "Agreement on food security and trade facilitation will have to go hand-in-hand," Modi said while addressing the...
  • CLT20: There was no room for complacency, says Gautam Gambhir 29-09-2014 11:45 PM

    Hyderabad: Their place in the semi-final already assured ahead of Monday's encounter, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir said there was no place for complacency in their inconsequential final Group A match of the Champions League Twenty20 against Dolphins. Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey smashed attacking half centuries to keep...
  • Panneerselvam arrives in Bangalore, expected to meet Jaya on Tuesday 29-09-2014 11:33 PM

    Bangalore: Newly sworn-in Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who arrived on Monday along with his senior cabinet colleagues, is expected to meet AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa, who is in prison after being convicted in a disproportionate assets case. "Pannerselvam today arrived in Bangalore along with some senior cabinet colleagues...
  • Modi woos American corporates; promises tax stability 29-09-2014 11:19 PM

    New York: Making a strong pitch to attract investments into India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday assured top American corporate honchos of tax stability and friendlier business environment in the country. Modi, who is on his maiden visit to the United States as Prime Minister, held meetings with a...
  • CLT20: Kolkata Knight Riders stay unbeaten with win over Dolphins 29-09-2014 11:08 PM

    Hyderabad: Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey smashed attacking half centuries to keep IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders winning run intact with a convincing 36-run victory over Dolphins in an inconsequential Group A match of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20, on Monday. While Utahappa blazed his way to a fiery 85...
  • Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao congratulates Sania Mirza for winning gold 29-09-2014 10:26 PM

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao congratulated tennis star Sania Mirza on Monday for winning a gold medal in the mixed doubles competition at the Asian Games. Sania, a brand ambassador for Telangana, made Telangana and the country proud with a gold medal in the mixed doubles category and...
  • Abetment of suicide: Bail plea of DU college employee rejected 29-09-2014 10:23 PM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of a DU college employee in an abetment of suicide case of a woman, saying it earlier gave the relief to the co-accused principal but complete facts were not brought before it. Additional Sessions Judge Hemani Malhotra, who had...
  • Modi 'very good event manager', but got 'carried away' in US: Congress 29-09-2014 10:20 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has proved himself a "very good event manager" but got "carried away" on his visit to the USA even as it charged that he was "diluting" the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. The party, however, at the same time praised Modi...
  • Maharashtra polls: NCP leader Kakde's nomination declared invalid 29-09-2014 10:18 PM

    Pune: Senior NCP leader and spokesman Ankush Kakde's nomination as the party candidate for a city Assembly seat for October 15 elections was officially declared invalid during scrutiny on Monday. Kakde's nomination was rejected as he had missed on tagging a mandatory election affidavit to his nomination forms. A close...
  • Gujarat: Modi's US visit was successful due to 'marketing' says Vaghela 29-09-2014 10:14 PM

    Ahmedabad: Leader of Opposition Shankersinh Vaghela termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit on Monday as just another "well marketed product" and claimed that people tends to "buy" products based on advertisements. "If everything is done through marketing, then even Amitabh Bachchan would receive similar response while on US visit....