Press Trust Of India

  • Sensex down 75 points on profit-booking, weak economic data 03-03-2015 10:10 AM

    Mumbai: After three sessions of gains, the benchmark BSE Sensex fell by over 75 points in early trade on Tuesday on emergence of profit-booking by participants amid disappointing economic data. The 30-share index, which had rallied 712.49 points in the previous three sessions, dropped by 75.64 points, or 0.26 per...
  • Rupee down 4 paise against dollar in early trade 03-03-2015 10:08 AM

    Mumbai: The rupee depreciated by 4 paise to trade at 61.91 against the US dollar in early trade on Tuesday, extending Monday's weakness due to sustained demand for the American currency from importers. Forex dealers said besides continued demand for the US dollar from importers, a lower opening of the...
  • Ali Zafar newly-born daughter is called Alyza, says his four year old son named his sister 03-03-2015 09:48 AM

    Mumbai: Pakistani actor Ali Zafar has revealed he has named his seven-day-old daughter Alyza. The 34-year-old 'Kill Dil' star and wife Ayesha Fazli welcomed Alyza, their second child, on February 23. The couple has an elder son Azaan, who is four-year-old. The moniker has been decided by Azaan. "4 yr...
  • We still live in a very sexist society: Madonna 03-03-2015 09:44 AM

    Los Angeles: Pop diva Madonna says she will always embrace her sexual side and slammed anyone attacking her age. Even though Madonna is 56-years-old, she still frequently puts on very racy performances and constantly tries to embrace her sexuality despite facing criticism, reported the Rolling Stones magazine. "It's still the...
  • Aadhar card number to be added to voter list 03-03-2015 08:47 AM

    Faridabad: To weed out bogus voting, Aadhar card number of the voter will now be added to voter list. District administration in Faridabad has launched a drive to collect the Aadhar card numbers of the voters and link it to electoral rolls. The administration has started the updation and rectification...
  • RSS a 'club of bachelors', can't teach on producing children: Akbaruddin Owaisi 03-03-2015 08:32 AM

    Hyderabad: Stoking a controversy, senior All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Akbaruddin Owaisi on Monday termed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh as a "club of bachelors" and said that those who advocate producing more children have no right to say so as they themselves are not married. Owaisi asked all Muslims to...
  • Hyderabad: Wife peels off man's private parts with knife for suspecting her 'character' 03-03-2015 07:42 AM

    Hyderabad: A 30-year-old woman allegedly peeled off the private parts of her 35-year-old husband with a knife after having an argument, police sources said on Monday. The alleged incident occurred on Saturday when the woman, who works at a hospital, took out a knife and peeled off the skin of...
  • 40 more dead as swine flu toll climbs to 1,115 03-03-2015 07:36 AM

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed the lives of 40 more people in the country as the toll from the disease reached 1,115 while the total number of cases breached the 20,000 mark. The Health Ministry said that 1,115 persons have succumbed to the H1N1 virus while the number of those...
  • Home Ministry opposes AFSPA repeal 02-03-2015 11:49 PM

    New Delhi: The controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) will stay as Union Home Ministry has rejected an official Committee recommendation for repeal of the Act. A senior Home Ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that a recommendation for rejection of BP Jeevan Reddy Committee report has...
  • 471 arrested for refusing polio vaccination in Pakistan 02-03-2015 11:34 PM

    Peshawar: Pakistani police on Monday arrested over 450 parents for refusing to vaccinate their children during a fresh anti-polio campaign Peshawar to eradicate the crippling disease from the country which contributes nearly 80 per cent of polio cases reported globally. Police arrested 471 parents who refused to administer polio vaccine...
  • World Cup: James Faulkner fit to face Afghanistan 02-03-2015 11:31 PM

    Perth: Australia all-rounder James Faulkner said on Monday that he was fit and ready to make his 2015 World Cup debut against Afghanistan at Perth's WACA ground on Wednesday. A side strain has reduced the hard-hitting 24-year-old, also a lively seamer, to the role of a spectator at the tournament...
  • Pakistan: Court bars government from booking Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi in any other case 02-03-2015 11:28 PM

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Monday barred the government from booking Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind, in any other case without its permission after his counsel argued that "false" cases might be slapped against him to keep him in jail. Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge Noorul Haq...
  • Black money: Luxembourg offers to send financial experts team 02-03-2015 11:24 PM

    New Delhi: Luxembourg, one of the biggest routes for investments into India, on Monday offered to send a team of experts in New Delhi to brief the government on measures taken by it to curb illegal financial transactions. The offer was conveyed by Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn to his...
  • Bill banning cow-slaughter in Maharashtra gets President's nod 02-03-2015 11:18 PM

    Mumbai: The bill banning the cow slaughter in Maharashtra, pending for the last several years, on Monday received the President's assent, the state finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said in Mumbai. "I am very happy that the President finally gave his assent. We have been trying hard from the last several...
  • BJP functionary asks Maharashtra CM to scrap Metro-3 project 02-03-2015 11:14 PM

    Mumbai: Mumbai BJP secretary Vivekanand Gupta urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday, to scrap the Metro-3 project and implement the coastal road project instead, in a letter written to the CM. "The Metro-3 project is worth Rs 23,136 crore as of today and there are chances that costs...
  • SpiceJet clears plane rental dues, pays $10 million to lessors 02-03-2015 11:09 PM

    New Delhi: Having settled its dues with the tax authorities and the public sector oil marketing firms, budget carrier SpiceJet on Monday cleared its aircraft rentals dues by paying USD 10 million to some of its lessors. SpiceJet paid these dues after the new owner Ajay Singh infused a fund...
  • PDP-BJP coalition 'unprincipled, opportunistic': Nitish Kumar 02-03-2015 11:03 PM

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday termed as "unprincipled and opportunistic" the alliance between BJP and PDP to form a government in Jammu and Kashmir and said the saffron party's move has killed its ideological parent Shyama Prasad Mukherjee for the second time. "Syama Prasad Mukerjee was opposed...
  • West Zone units are free to move to court: Shivlal Yadav 02-03-2015 10:49 PM

    Chennai: Some West Zone units might have been contemplating moving to court to challenge the BCCI elections but Shivlal Yadav, who chaired Monday's AGM, was unfazed as he said people are free to knock the doors of the judiciary. Baroda Cricket Association representative Rakesh Parikh was disqualified from voting as...
  • SAARC Yatra:Jaishankar meets Hasina in Bangladesh, holds talks 02-03-2015 10:39 PM

    Dhaka: India on Monday said it expects to sign two agreements with Bangladesh soon to further boost bilateral trade and commerce as Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Monday held "constructive" talks with the top leadership in Dhaka. Jaishankar, who arrived in Dhaka on his 'SAARC Yatra' to firm up India's...
  • Delhi: Manish Sisodia takes stock of price control measures of vegetables 02-03-2015 10:25 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Monday discussed the measures to keep the prices of essential vegetables, including onion and potatoes, under control during the upcoming summer months. Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia held a review meeting with Gopal Rai, who holds employment, development, labour, transport and general administration portfolios, and...
  • KK Sharma to be the next Chief Secretary of Delhi 02-03-2015 09:59 PM

    New Delhi: Senior IAS officer KK Sharma will be the next Chief Secretary of Delhi, a choice that is also acceptable to the AAP government. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday approved the appointment of Sharma, currently serving as Chief Secretary of Delhi, to be the Delhi government's top bureaucrat,...
  • Young Sikh boy racially abused in US, video goes viral 02-03-2015 08:59 PM

    New York: In a shocking case of racism, a young Sikh boy in the US state of Georgia has been called a "terrorist" by a group of school children, with the video of the abuse now going viral on the Internet. In the video posted on Inquisitr, the bespectacled Sikh...
  • Mukesh Ambani richest Indian for 8th year; Bill Gates on top globally 02-03-2015 08:44 PM

    New York: Mukesh Ambani has retained his position as the richest Indian for the eighth year in a row with a networth of US dollar 21 billion, while moving up one place on the global rich list that has been topped once again by software czar Bill Gates. Among the...
  • Eagerly waiting to visit Bangladesh soon:PM Modi writes to Sheikh Hasina 02-03-2015 08:24 PM

    Dhaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his eagerness to visit Bangladesh soon in a letter which was today handed over to his counterpart Sheikh Hasina by visiting Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, officials said. "I am eagerly waiting to visit Bangladesh soon," a spokesman of Hasina's office quoted the letter...
  • I was not supposed to contest BCCI elections, says Sharad Pawar 02-03-2015 08:13 PM

    Chennai, Mar 2 (PTI) Seasoned politician Sharad Pawar, who was forced to pull out of the the race for president's post at the BCCI elections, said on Monday that the poll outcome has shown that the powerful cricketing body was not solely controlled by N Srinivasan. "I am quite happy...
  • Chief Justice of India sets up judges panel to probe charges against Madhya Pradesh High Court Judge 02-03-2015 08:12 PM

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India HL Dattu has constituted a three-judge panel, including Chief Justices of 2 High Courts, to go into sexual harassment charges of a former woman judicial officer against a sitting judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. The complainant, who later put in her papers...
  • Rain lashes Uttar Pradesh; CM Akhilesh Yadav reviews loss of Rabi crops 02-03-2015 08:04 PM

    Lucknow: Moderate to heavy rain/thundershowers which lashed most parts of Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours came as a dampener for farmers whose ready crops suffered losses due to it. MeT department here said that heavy rain/thundershowers occurred at isolated places over east Uttar Pradesh. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav...
  • Nitish Kumar starts public interaction programme in Bihar 02-03-2015 07:58 PM

    Patna: After a gap of one year, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday resumed his public interaction programme which aims at solving people's problem on the spot. After re-assuming the chair of chief minister on February 22, Kumar held his first "Janata Ke Darbar mein Mukhya Mantri" programme on...
  • Jammu: Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed government for budget session from March 18 02-03-2015 07:54 PM

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday proposed to the Governor to summon the budget session of the state Legislature from March 18. This will be first budget session of PDP-BJP government led by Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed, which assumed power in the state on Sunday. "The cabinet that met today...
  • BCCI's priority is to restore confidence of people: Anurag Thakur 02-03-2015 07:50 PM

    Chennai: Newly-elected BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur on Tuesday said the Cricket Board's priority is to restore people's faith and improve the game's image in the country. Veteran administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya was on Tuesday unanimously elected President of the BCCI but the N Srinivasan camp suffered a setback when Thakur, considered...