Press Trust Of India

  • Hansal Mehta: I can't work without Rajkummar Rao; I see him in every film of mine, I'll always find a character for him 26-11-2014 03:33 PM

    New Delhi: After 'Shahid' and 'CityLights', Hansal Mehta is producing and directing a movie inspired by the true story of a gay professor as he feels the debate on sexual orientation should be a part of mainstream. The film is based on an Aligarh Muslim University professor, who was suspended...
  • Pakistan stalls inking of SAARC agreements which India backed 26-11-2014 03:23 PM

    Kathmandu: Pakistan on Wednesday stalled the inking of SAARC connectivity agreements, including motor vehicle pact, saying it was yet to complete its "internal process", notwithstanding other countries, including India and Sri Lanka, who have been strongly pitching for strengthening the people-to-people contact and movement of goods in the region. While...
  • Gujarat: HIV+ man arrested for raping minor daughter 26-11-2014 03:20 PM

    Surat: An HIV positive man was arrested in Surat on Wednesday for allegedly raping her minor daughter for three years, police said. "A 42-year-old man was arrested from his residence in city's Sachin industrial area on basis of a complaint filed by her daughter (15) who alleged that her father...
  • ISL: New Brazilian support staff joins Zico at FC Goa 26-11-2014 03:02 PM

    After the resignation of Aussie assistant coach Arthur Papas on health grounds, the FC Goa support staff has been beefed up with the addition of three Brazilians on request of team manager Zico. Willian Gonsalves is the new physical trainer while Fernando Vannucci is the assistant coach and Miguel Habib...
  • RSS calls for creating universally acceptable education model 26-11-2014 02:40 PM

    Nagpur: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has called for creating a new education model acceptable to all, drawing from India's rich ancient past when the country was a great centre of learning. People are not happy with the education system and there is a worldwide view that the ways of teaching...
  • I am targeting World Cup return, says Harbhajan Singh 26-11-2014 02:14 PM

    New Delhi: Fresh from leading Punjab to a runner-up finish in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament, out-of-favour Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is happy with his own showing in the domestic circuit and is keen to make a comeback into the national team for the 2015 World Cup. "I am targeting...
  • World's oldest married couple is of Indian origin, tied the knot almost 89 years ago! 26-11-2014 01:20 PM

    London: An Indian couple, both over 100 years old and said to be the world's oldest partners, celebrated their joint birthdays this week in the UK. The couple who tied the knot almost 89 years ago on December 11, 1925 after meeting in India as teenagers celebrated their birthdays on...
  • Phillip Hughes wished speedy recovery by Team India 26-11-2014 12:52 PM

    Adelaide: The Indian cricket team has extended its best wishes to injured Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes and his family and prayed for his speedy recovery. South Australia's Hughes was on Tuesday, hit on the head by a bouncer bowled by New South Wales fast bowler Sean Abbott during a Sheffield...
  • Pankaj Advani maintains winning run as more Indians enter knockouts of World Snooker 26-11-2014 12:51 PM

    Bengaluru: Indian ace Pankaj Advani on Tuesday maintained his unbeaten run in the ongoing Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship at Kanteerava Stadium, here on Tuesday as more Indian cueists advanced to the knockout stages. Advani, who is already in the knockouts, cruised to a 4-0 win over Mike Toth from...
  • Man freed of charge of threatening to kill former Delhi CM Dikshit 26-11-2014 12:51 PM

    New Delhi: A man, accused of making hoax calls in 2012 about killing the then Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, has been let off by a sessions court here, which said Delhi Police did not follow mandatory requirements in the investigation. Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Lokesh Kumar Sharma upheld the order...
  • 11 new members take oath in Rajya Sabha 26-11-2014 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and senior Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav were among the 11 newly elected members of Rajya Sabha who took oath on Wednesday. Parrikar was greeted with thumping of desks when his name was called for taking oath. He took oath in Hindi after...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy victims move higher US court against UCC 26-11-2014 12:41 PM

    New York: Victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy have filed an appeal in a higher court here contesting a lower court's decision that Union Carbide Corporation cannot be sued for the ongoing contamination from the chemical plant. The appeal has been filed in the US Court of Appeals for...
  • Life-saving bacteria found in turkeys 26-11-2014 12:24 PM

    New York: The biological machinery needed to produce a potentially life-saving antibiotic is found in turkeys, researchers have found. "Our research group is certainly thankful for turkeys. The 'good bacteria' we are studying has been keeping turkey farms healthy for years and it has the potential to keep humans healthy...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch quits smoking 26-11-2014 11:38 AM

    London: 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed he left smoking one month back. The 38-year-old actor said staying away from cigarette is helping him stay healthy, reported Contactmusic. "I've given up smoking. Although I shouldn't say that, because if I ever have a cigarette again and it'll be all over...
  • 19 killed, 8 injured in building collapse in Egypt 26-11-2014 11:01 AM

    Cairo: At least 19 people have been killed and eight others injured when an eight-story building collapsed in Egypt's Matariya district. Around four surrounding buildings near the collapsed structure have been evacuated. Rescue teams were searching for other survivors trapped under the rubble, an official source said on Tuesday. The...
  • PCB to seek proper feedback on Mohammad Aamir's return 26-11-2014 10:59 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has made it clear that he would seek proper feedback before taking any decision on banned pacer Mohammad Aamir's return to the national team. The PCB chief moved to play down the impression that the Board had taken a final decision...
  • 24 workers killed, 52 injured in China's coal mine fire 26-11-2014 10:56 AM

    Beijing: At least 24 coal mine workers were killed and 52 others injured on Wednesday in underground fire in China's northeastern Liaoning Province. The fire occurred in the coal mine under Hengda Coal, a subsidiary of Fuxin Coal, a major coal producer in the province, state-run Xinhua news agency reported....
  • Uttar Pradesh: Minor kidnapped, sodomised and killed 26-11-2014 10:53 AM

    Bahraich: An eight-year-old boy was allegedly kidnapped, sodomised and later killed by a youth in Kotwali dehat area, a senior officer said. The boy went missing from his school on November 22 and later his family members received a ransom call demanding Rs one lakh for the release of the...
  • Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti not given security in UP: BJP leaders 26-11-2014 10:42 AM

    Kanpur: Local BJP leaders alleged that Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti was not provided security according to the protocol during her visit to Kanpur Dehat area. They also alleged that the minister was also not given government vehicle for her visit on Tuesday night. A delegation led by BJP district...
  • Sensex falls 55 points in early trade 26-11-2014 10:39 AM

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex fell over 55 points in early trade on offloading of positions by speculators ahead of monthly expiry in the derivatives segment amidst mixed global cues. The 30-share barometer, which had lost 161.49 points in the previous session, fell by 55.22 points, or 0.19 per cent,...
  • Top policemen killed in 26/11 attacks as they did not have proper arms: Mumbai High Court 26-11-2014 10:15 AM

    Mumbai: Advising the Maharashtra Government to revise its weapon policy every three years, the Bombay High Court observed that high ranking police officers lost their lives during the brazen 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks because the arms they possessed were not appropriate. The observation was made by a division bench on...
  • Delhi government sets up helpline for information on Ebola 26-11-2014 10:06 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi government has set up a control room and helpline in the city for internal monitoring of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and to provide information about the disease to the public. The control room can be contacted at 011-22307145. "As of now Ebola has not reached India....
  • Science is to be used for making narrow nationalism irrelevant: Dr Harsh Vardhan 26-11-2014 09:48 AM

    Bangalore: Nations having scientific superiority and technological capability should not be selfish, because in selfishness lies the seeds of dispute and human misery, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said. Addressing the welcome address at the Commonwealth Science Conference, he said science is that adhesive which binds cultures and it should be...
  • Noida traffic police collects record Rs 2.38 lakh fine 26-11-2014 09:45 AM

    Noida: Noida Police collected a record Rs 2.38 lakh fine from 2,193 traffic rules violators, a senior officer said. According to Rajiv Narain Mishra, SP traffic, Noida," 85 vehicles were fined for red light jump, 36 for wrong lane driving, 545 for not wearing helmets, 25 no parking cases, 34...
  • Meghalaya's most wanted militant arrested from Tamil Nadu 26-11-2014 09:44 AM

    Shillong: A most wanted ANCA militant, who escaped from police lock-up about three months ago, was arrested along with his aide in Tamil Nadu, police said on Wednesday. William A Sangma, a self-styled commander of the Achik National Cooperative Army (ANCA), and his accomplice Alas R Sangma were arrested from...
  • Smriti Irani invited for German envoy's 'satsang' 26-11-2014 09:32 AM

    New Delhi: German Ambassador Michael Steiner is organising a 'satsang' on his birthday on Friday to which he has invited Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani, a gesture that comes in the midst of a raging row over government replacing German with Sanskrit in Central schools. Steiner, who is organising...
  • ISL: FC Goa face Kerala Blasters FC with an eye on third spot 26-11-2014 09:19 AM

    Margao: Having jumped to fourth spot after beating FC Pune City, FC Goa are now eyeing a victory against Kerala Blasters FC on Wednesday in the Hero Indian Super League at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda. Kerala Blasters were lucky to collect full points in their last match against Atletico de...
  • Actress Veena Malik, Pakistani channel Geo TV owner sentenced to 26 years in prison for airing 'blasphemous programme' 26-11-2014 09:07 AM

    Islamabad: The owner of Pakistan's biggest media group, Geo TV along with actor Veena Malik and her husband was sentenced to 26 years in prison by an anti-terrorism court for allegedly airing a blasphemous programme. Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, owner of Geo and Jang group, was accused of allowing the airing of...
  • Rupee gains 5 paise against dollar in early trade 26-11-2014 07:58 AM

    Mumbai: The rupee strengthened by five paise to 61.81 against the dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on increased selling of the US currency by exporters and banks. Forex dealers said besides increased selling of the American currency, the dollar's weakness against other currencies overseas also...
  • Bangladesh protests Pakistan resolution over 1971 war crimes trial 26-11-2014 07:55 AM

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Tuesday issued a diplomatic note to Pakistan strongly protesting a recent resolution of its provincial assembly that criticised the conviction of Islamabad-backed war criminals accused of genocide during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war. "It was a brazen denial of justice for the victims of the heinous crimes...