Press Trust Of India

  • Shiv Kapur finishes tied 31st in Shanghai, China's Wu Ashun wins title 26-04-2015 08:45 PM

    Shanghai: Shiv Kapur ended with a modest one-under 71 to finish tied 31st at Volvo China Open on Sunday even as Wu Ashun became the first Chinese to win a European Tour event on home soil when he held off a spirited challenge from England's David Howell. Kapur, who started...
  • Delhi government to send food packets, drinking water to Nepal 26-04-2015 08:39 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Government has decided to send 25,000 packets of food and 25,000 pouches of drinking water as immediate relief for the people of earthquake-hit Nepal. The first consignment of relief material is ready to be despatched on Monday and the state government is also ready with other forms...
  • I-League: Royal Wahingdoh rally to hold Mumbai FC 1-1 26-04-2015 08:33 PM

    Shillong: Royal Wahingdoh FC rallied from a goal down to hold Mumbai FC 1-1 in their Round 17 Hero I-League encounter at the J N Stadium here on Sunday. With Sunday's draw, the visitors earned three points from their last three matches and 16 points from as many matches while...
  • Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala requests citizens to donate blood 26-04-2015 08:31 PM

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Sunday appealed to Nepalese people to donate blood as hospitals badly needed it to treat more than 6,000 people injured in the killer quake. Koirala, after chairing a cabinet meeting, also asked the bussinessmen to open big departmental stores to ease food supplies shortage....
  • Shamjetsabam Sarjubala, Pinki Jangra strike gold for India at President's Cup 26-04-2015 08:25 PM

    New Delhi: Rounding off a reasonably successful campaign for India, Shamjetsabam Sarjubala (48kg) and Pinki Jangra (51kg) clinched god medals at the 22nd President's Cup Open International Boxing Tournament at Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. Pinki, a Commonwealth Games bronze-medallist, defeated Mongolia's Nandintsetseg 2-1 to notch up the yellow metal. World...
  • BCCI to take legal opinion on CSK low demerger valuation 26-04-2015 08:18 PM

    Kolkata: The BCCI on Sunday decided to seek a fresh legal opinion on the controversial "low" valuation of the IPL franchisee Chennai Super Kings when it demerged from its parent company India cements, headed by N Srinivasan. The decision was taken at a meeting of the BCCI Working Committee after...
  • Mammoth relief operation on by India in Nepal 26-04-2015 08:10 PM

    New Delhi: Stepping up relief and rescue operations in quake-hit Nepal, India on Sunday deployed over two dozen aircraft and choppers along with nearly 1000 trained personnel and said the situation in the Himalayan nation was "very, very serious". A slew of steps have been taken for speedy evacuation of...
  • Amit Shah to attend Himachal Pradesh BJP executive meet 26-04-2015 08:04 PM

    Shimla: National BJP President Amit Shah would attend a two-day executive committee meeting of Himachal Pradesh party unit to be held at Dharamsala from April 30. The meeting to be held on April 30 and May 1 would discuss the 'Mahasampark Abhiyan' (mass contact programme) of the party and Shah...
  • Woman suffers heart attack after quake in Tripura village 26-04-2015 07:51 PM

    Kailashahar: On Saturday's massive earthquake took the life of a 35-year-old village woman in Tripura's Unakoti district. Krishna Saha, a resident of Betcherra village, about 15 km from Kailashahar, was lifting water from a well for taking bath when she felt the ground shaking and fell to the ground after...
  • IPL 8: Kolkata, Rajasthan share points as the match at Eden Gardens gets abandoned 26-04-2015 07:45 PM

    Kolkata: Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders' home match against Rajasthan Royals was abandoned at Eden Gardens without a ball being bowled because of heavy rain and thunderstorm on Sunday. Field umpires Richard Illingworth and Rajesh Deshpande took the final call after their fourth inspection at 6.50pm as the home and...
  • Rescuers race against time, fear reigns in earthquake-hit Nepal 26-04-2015 07:38 PM

    Kathmandu: Racing against time, rescuers on Sunday waded through tonnes of rubble of flattened homes and buildings in Nepal to look for survivors of the earthquake that has killed over 2,350 people, including five Indians, and left more than 6,000 others injured. Fresh powerful aftershocks on Sunday triggered panic among...
  • Government increases compensation to Rs 6 lakh for the families of those killed in India in earthquake 26-04-2015 07:34 PM

    New Delhi: The central government on Sunday announced Rs 6 lakh compensation to the relatives of those killed in India due to the quake as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of rescue and relief operations both at home and in Nepal at a review meeting and directed that they...
  • IAF sends another aircraft for rescue operation in quake-hit Nepal 26-04-2015 07:22 PM

    Chandigarh: Indian Air Force on Sunday sent a second IL-76 aircraft from its air base for Kathmandu to rescue people stranded in earthquake-hit Nepal. The second IL-76 plane, the IAF's transport aircraft, took off from its air base at 7.23 AM on the rescue and relief mission to Hindon airbase...
  • India must set up anti-terrorism ministry: Experts 26-04-2015 07:08 PM

    Jammu: A team of security experts on Sunday said there was a need to strengthen the anti-terrorism mechanism in the country and the Union government must set up a separate "anti-terrorism ministry". "The Union Home Ministry is already overburdened and there is an immediate need to establish a full-fledged anti...
  • Bihar extends helping hand to Nepal 26-04-2015 06:48 PM

    Patna: Extending a helping hand to neighbouring Nepal, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said the state government had decided to chip in with whatever assistance it could to provide succour to the earthquake victims there in addition to the aid by the Centre. Expressing compassion for the people...
  • KKR name Ankit Keshri as 16th member; to give his family Rs 10 lakh 26-04-2015 06:44 PM

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders showed on Sunday a noble gesture by including the deceased cricketer Ankit Keshri as the 16th member of their side in an IPL T20 cricket match against Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens. The home side will hand over a cheque of Rs 10 lakh to the...
  • ITBP officer gets Shaurya Chakra for foiling Kabul terror bid 26-04-2015 06:41 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday awarded the 'Shaurya Chakra' gallantry medal to ITBP Inspector Manjeet Singh who led his commandos in repulsing an audacious terrorist attack on the Indian Consulate in Afghanistan's Herat province last year. The 36-year-old Indo-Tibetan Border Police force officer was the lone recipient of...
  • Nearly half of Americans threatened by earthquakes 26-04-2015 06:04 PM

    Washington: Nearly half of Americans 150 million people are threatened by possibly damaging ground shaking from earthquakes, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have warned. More than 143 million Americans living in the 48 contiguous states are exposed to potentially damaging ground shaking from earthquakes, with as many as 28 million...
  • Religious bodies of Sikh community to send 25,000 food packets every day to Kathmandu 26-04-2015 05:52 PM

    Chandigarh: Religious bodies of Sikh community Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee (DSGMC)- will send 25,000 food packets to Kathmandu each day from Monday. A direction to this effect was given to the two bodies by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal, a...
  • Earthquake claims 50 lives in Bihar, says Nitish Kumar 26-04-2015 05:42 PM

    Patna: As many as 50 people have been killed in Saturday's earthquake in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said and directed government officials to carry out relief work for the affected on a war footing. Addressing a press conference after presiding over a review meeting with secretary-level officials...
  • Survivors recount nightmare of shaking buildings, devastation 26-04-2015 05:31 PM

    Kathmandu: Shaken and traumatised by their homes turning into a rubble by the powerful earthquake in Nepal that also flattened buildings and iconic monuments, survivors were struggling to come to terms with the calamity and the loss of lives of their dear ones. Even as the toll from the quake...
  • SSB puts 2,900 personnel on alert along Indo-Nepal border 26-04-2015 05:24 PM

    New Delhi: Border force SSB has deployed a 2,900-strong contingent equipped with medical aid and food to help Indians returning from earthquake-hit Nepal and the affected locals. The force, which guards the Indo-Nepal border, has also publicised its toll-free number "1903" to get in touch with its control room and...
  • 311 Tamil Nadu tourists stranded in Nepal, rescue efforts on 26-04-2015 05:18 PM

    Chennai: A total of 311 pilgrims and tourists from Tamil Nadu are stranded in quake hit Nepal and efforts have been taken to ensure their safe return, besides setting up help desks, the state government said on Sunday. "After the quake, Tamil Nadu government immediately took efforts to see if...
  • Pay $50,000 to shoot guns with US Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden 26-04-2015 05:13 PM

    Washington: If you want to shoot machine guns with the man who killed the world's most dreaded terrorist Osama bin Laden then be prepared to shell out a whopping $50,000. The offer was recently made by the ForAmerica organisation. Those invited have until May 10 to RSVP for an event...
  • First liquid diagnostic laser tool developed by scientists 26-04-2015 05:06 PM

    Washington: Scientists have developed the first liquid nanoscale laser technology that could lead to a new way of doing 'lab on a chip' medical diagnostics. The laser is tunable in real time, meaning you can quickly and simply produce different colours, a unique and useful feature, researchers said. The laser...
  • India sends 34 member medical team to Nepal 26-04-2015 05:01 PM

    New Delhi: India on Sunday rushed a 34-member team of doctors and technicians along with 15 tonnes of medical supplies to Nepal after it suffered a devastating earthquake in which hundreds of people have been killed. The team left for Nepal in an Air Force plane, officials said. "The Health...
  • Air services to Nepal hit again after powerful aftershock 26-04-2015 04:55 PM

    New Delhi: Air services to Kathmandu were hit again on Sunday as flights of Air India, SpiceJet and IndiGo failed to land in the earthquake-hit Nepalese capital and returned in New Delhi as ATC personnel at Tribhuvan International Airport were evacuated following a powerful aftershock. However, Air India was able...
  • Waqar Younis interacts with players after Bangladesh drubbing 26-04-2015 04:49 PM

    Karachi: Fed up with the spate of defeats in Bangladesh, Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis and his deputy Mushtaq Ahmed have had a heart-to-heart to talk with the players and asked them whether they were satisfied with their coaching methods. A source close to the Pakistan team told PTI that...
  • 22 climbers dead in quake-triggered avalanche on Mount Everest 26-04-2015 04:48 PM

    Kathmandu: At least 22 climbers have died near the base camp of Mt Everest where hundreds of climbers, including many foreigners, are stranded after an avalanche triggered by Nepal's massive earthquake slammed into a part of the camp on the world's highest peak. More than 60 climbers were injured and...
  • Infant hidden in drawer by mother minutes after birth dies in US 26-04-2015 04:46 PM

    New York: In a shocking incident, an infant died of suffocation after her 25-year-old mother allegedly put her in a plastic bag and hid in desk drawer minutes after giving birth inside office bathroom in the US state of Michigan. Kimberly Pappas, who has been charged with murder and child...