Press Trust Of India

  • BJP 'not very keen' on forming coalition government with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra 25-10-2014 11:48 PM

    Mumbai: As back channel talks continued between Shiv Sena and BJP to explore the possibility of a coalition government in Maharashtra, there were strong indications on Saturday that the latter may form a government on its own with NCP's outside support in keeping with the "sentiment" in the party. "It...
  • ISL can take Indian football forward, says Kerala Blasters assistant coach 25-10-2014 11:15 PM

    Kolkata: The new-found professionalism, thanks to the Indian Super League can really take the Indian football forward, Kerala Blasters FC assistant coach Trevor Morgan said on Saturday. "There has been good playing surfaces. Organisation has been fantastic, the whole thing has just become more professional. It needs that injection as...
  • Saurabh Tiwary to lead Jharkhand in Vijay Hazare tournament 25-10-2014 11:08 PM

    Jamshedpur: Middle-order batsman Saurabh Tiwary will lead a 15-member Jharkhand squad in the Vijay Hazare one-day league tournament, commencing from November 6 in Kolkata. Md. Surfaraz Ashraf was the lone new face in the team. Announcing the squad here today, the Secretary of Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA), Rajesh Verma...
  • UP government sacks 72 chairmen, advisors of state minister rank 25-10-2014 11:06 PM

    Lucknow: Seventy-two chairmen and advisors of different organisations and institutions enjoying minister of state rank in Uttar Pradesh were today sacked by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav with immediate effect, an official spokesman here said. The chief minister has sacked 72 chairmen and advisors of different organisations and institutions with immediate...
  • Jharkhand ruling coalition partners to hold parleys ahead of assembly polls 25-10-2014 10:59 PM

    Ranchi: Leaders of ruling alliance partners -JMM, Congress and RJD - on Saturday said they would again meet to discuss pre-poll alliance shortly, hours after the Election Commission announced dates for Jharkhand Assembly elections. "It will be clear within three/four days after discussions," JMM General Secretary Suprio Bhattacharya said when...
  • Netaji deputy, Nehru aide ACN Nambiar was Soviet spy: British documents 25-10-2014 10:31 PM

    London: A deputy of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, an "old friend" of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and a former Indian ambassador, ACN Nambiar, has been described as a Soviet spy. According to documents declassified under the 30-year-rule at the National Archives, Nambiar went to Berlin in 1924 as a...
  • Five-phase poll too exhaustive, say Jharkhand parties 25-10-2014 10:20 PM

    Ranchi: Main political parties on Saturday welcomed the Election Commission's announcement of Assembly polls for Jharkhand, but termed the five-phase election as too exhaustive. "We expected a three-phase polling, because Lok Sabha elections in May had passed off peacefully. Five-phase election is a long drawn affair, which takes almost two...
  • PM Modi appreciates Tharoor's joining Clean India campaign 25-10-2014 10:05 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appreciated Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for actively participating in 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, saying his effort is "very encouraging". "A great effort by @ShashiTharoor! His active participation in Swachh Bharat Mission is very encouraging," Modi tweeted. He also re-tweeted the photographs showing Tharoor...
  • Three flying squads in each Jammu assembly constituency: DEO 25-10-2014 09:53 PM

    Jammu: Three flying squad surveillance teams would be deployed in each constituency of the Jammu district to keep a tab on the expenditure incurred by candidates and to check the use of muscle and money power in the upcoming assembly elections in the state. "There will be three flying squads...
  • BJP shying away from polls in Delhi: Congress, AAP 25-10-2014 09:49 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party and Congress on Saturday accused BJP of running away from assembly elections in Delhi, soon after Election Commission announced bypolls for three assembly constituencies in the city. BJP, however, rejected the criticism. AAP and Congress said announcement of bypolls in Delhi clearly indicated that BJP...
  • BJP welcomes announcement of poll schedule for J&K 25-10-2014 09:43 PM

    Jammu: Welcoming the announcement of poll schedule for Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, BJP said it is ready for the elections and is confident that it will form its first government in the state. BJP state president and MP Jugal Kishore Sharma said the party leadership and activists at the...
  • Jharkhand Assembly polls: Ruling coalition partners Congress, JMM to hold talks 25-10-2014 09:41 PM

    Ranchi: Leaders of ruling alliance partners -JMM, Congress and RJD - today said they would again meet to discuss pre-poll alliance shortly, hours after the Election Commission announced dates for Jharkhand Assembly elections. "It will be clear within three/four days after discussions," JMM General Secretary Suprio Bhattacharya said when asked...
  • Congress welcomes J&K assembly polls announcment 25-10-2014 09:36 PM

    New Delhi: Terming it as "well in time", Congress has welcomed the announcement of holding of the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, even as National Conference, which leads the alliance government in the state felt the time was "not opportune" for the electoral exercise. "A new government will have...
  • Sania Mirza-Cara Black record nervy win, enter WTA year-end finals 25-10-2014 08:24 PM

    Singapore: Sania Mirza and Cara Black showed nerves of steel as they saved three match points in the Super Tie Break against Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik to cruise into the summit clash of the WTA year-end finals on Saturday. The third-seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair was trailing 6-9 but showed amazing...
  • Ranji Trophy: Abhay moves to Himachal Pradesh, Harvinder to coach Railways 25-10-2014 07:24 PM

    New Delhi: Abhay Sharma, who has served Raiwlays as coach for a long time, has joined Himachal Pradesh Ranji Trophy side for the 2014-15 season. Sharma is also India A fielding coach. Railways will be coached by former India pacer Harvinder Singh. The Railways team will be able to play...
  • Dwayne Bravo hits back, says Marlon Samuels an 'interested party' 25-10-2014 07:13 PM

    Kingston: West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo has hit back at Marlon Samuels for claiming that he was not part of the ODI team's plan to abandon the troubled tour of India, saying that his team-mate was an "interested party" and spoke "vigorously" during the meetings he attended. Samuels had said...
  • WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000 25-10-2014 05:50 PM

    Dakar: More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, according to figures released on Saturday by the World Health Organisation, as the outbreak continues to spread. Of those cases, 4,922 people have died. The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest ever outbreak of the disease with a...
  • ISL: AIFF suspends Atletico de Kolkata coach, Fikru and Pires 25-10-2014 05:23 PM

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip, the All India Football Federation on Saturday suspended head coach of Atletico de Kolkata Antonio Lopez Habas for four matches while two players Robert Pires and Fikru Lemessa have been banned for two matches for breaching disciplinary code during the ongoing Indian Super League. Both...
  • Scott Hend pulls two clear of Anirban Lahiri at Macau Open 25-10-2014 04:23 PM

    Macau: Anirban Lahiri put himself into the lead pair for the final round of the Venetian Macau Open with a flawless four-under 67 on Saturday. Second-placed Lahiri is now 12-under for three rounds and just two shots behind defending champion Scott Hend of Australia, who also shot a 67 today...
  • 'English Vinglish' to release in Romania 25-10-2014 03:45 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Sridevi starrer 'English Vinglish' is all set to hit theatres in Romania. The 51-year-old actress made her Bollywood comeback with the 2012 film, which was directed by Gauri Shinde. "'English Vinglish' releases in Romania for a whole new audience. @ErosNow @gauris," Sridevi posted on twitter. The film also...
  • Tamil Nadu government government hikes milk prices by Rs 10 a litre 25-10-2014 03:23 PM

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday announced a rise in milk prices by Rs 10 a litre, following demands from milk producers to increase the procurement price. The state government had increased milk prices three years ago. "There should not be any disruption in the payments made to milk...
  • Oscar de la Renta's private funeral to be held in New York 25-10-2014 03:14 PM

    London: A private funeral for iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta will be held in New York on November 3. The designer passed away on October 20, after a long battle with cancer. He was 82. He will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at the Church...
  • Boxer Sarita Devi remains hopeful of World Championships participation 25-10-2014 02:57 PM

    New Delhi: Provisionally suspended she might be but Indian boxer L Sarita Devi has not given up hopes of participating in next month's World Championships, saying that she has written to the International Boxing Association (AIBA) presenting her case. Sarita, who was suspended for refusing to accept her Asian Games...
  • Cuttack to host India-Sri Lanka ODI series opener on Nov 2 25-10-2014 02:46 PM

    New Delhi: Cuttack will host the opening match of the hastily-arranged ODI series between India and Sri Lanka on November 2 after the West Indies' stunning pullout over a pay dispute. According to ESPNCricinfo, the schedule of the series has been released by Sri Lanka Cricket and Ranchi will host...
  • Nitin Gadkari meets RSS chief, says no discussion on Maharashtra politics 25-10-2014 02:44 PM

    Nagpur: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday met Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat and discussed "important" issues but said there was no talk on politics in Maharashtra where the Bharatiya Janata Party is in the process of government formation. The meeting took place a day after Maharashtra BJP president...
  • I am on seventh heaven after winning World Championship: Pankaj Advani 25-10-2014 02:22 PM

    Leeds: India's numero uno all-rounder of cue sports Pankaj Advani is on seventh heaven after adding yet another world title to his kitty following his World Billiards Championship triumph in the 150-up points format. "I'm on seventh heaven! I returned to India to focus on this very event and it...
  • Congress frowns at RSS article holding Jawaharlal Nehru responsible for India's partition 25-10-2014 02:03 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress in Kerala has expressed strong resentment against an article carried by RSS journal 'Kesari' allegedly running down India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. On getting a complaint seeking action from KPCC General Secretary Sooranad Rajasekharan, state Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has asked DGP KS Balasubraniam to examine the...
  • Warner Bros seeks female director for 'The Wonder Woman' film 25-10-2014 01:57 PM

    Los Angeles: Warner Bros is on the hunt for a female director for 'Wonder Woman'. The studio is said to be actively seeking a female filmmaker to take on the high-profile solo superhero film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Female directors of superhero films have been in short supply. Rachel...
  • Randhir Kapoor: We will never remake 'Awara' 25-10-2014 01:48 PM

    Mumbai: Actor-director Randhir Kapoor says he will never remake RK Films' superhit movie 'Awara' because nobody can step into the shoes of legendary actors Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor. Randhir, 67, who last directed 'Henna' in 1991, said he thought of remaking his father's classic once but left it in...
  • ISL: Disappointing we didn't score at least two more goals, says NorthEast United coach 25-10-2014 01:29 PM

    Mumbai: Following their 2-0 win over nine-member Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League game, NorthEast United FC's head coach Ricki Herbert said he was disappointed that his team couldn't defeat their under-strength opponents by a bigger margin. "It's not good to see only 8-9 players on the field,...