Press Trust Of India

  • IPL 2015: Mumbai Indians seek fresh start, take on Bangalore 19-04-2015 12:11 PM

    Bangalore: Pushed to the wall after four successive defeats, Mumbai Indians would look to bounce back when they take on a formidable Royal Challengers Bangalore in their Indian Premier league match on Sunday. Mumbai were in a similar situation even last season, losing all their five matches in the early...
  • Soon, Delhi Metro to have trains that run without drivers 19-04-2015 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: The sight of driverless Delhi Metro trains whizzing past stations, crowded and deserted, is all set to become a reality as upgraded new-generation coaches are being introduced on two upcoming lines as part of its Phase-III of expansion. Apart from "unattended" trains, the 58-km-long Mukundpur-Shiv Vihar corridor and...
  • Government nod must for IAS, IPS, IFoS officers before accepting gifts over Rs 5,000 19-04-2015 10:35 AM

    New Delhi: Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS) officers will now need to take prior permission from the Central government before accepting gifts worth more than Rs 5,000. According to the recently amended all India services rules, they also need to inform government...
  • IPL 2015: Rajasthan meet Chennai in battle of supremacy 19-04-2015 09:31 AM

    Ahmedabad: Indian Premier League (IPL) table-toppers Rajasthan Royals will look to extend their four-match winning streak when they take on an unbeaten Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their fifth match of the league on Sunday. Sans injured captain Shane Watson, RR have been ably led by Steven Smith in the...
  • BJP should treat J&K government as a challenge and not be apologetic: Jitendra Singh 19-04-2015 07:56 AM

    Katra: Asking the BJP leadership in Jammu and Kashmir to focus on fulfilling the expectations and aspirations of the people, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said instead of being apologetic about being in government with PDP, the party should treat it as a challenge. "Instead of being apologetic, we should treat...
  • Narendra Modi to address BJP MPs on government's welfare schemes today 19-04-2015 07:38 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday address a workshop of Bharatiya Janata Party MPs on how to take the government's "pro-poor" initiatives to the people and counter Congress's mounting attack on the Centre over the land bill which the opposition claims to be "anti-farmer". The one-day workshop...
  • Vikas Swarup takes over as Spokesperson in MEA 18-04-2015 11:46 PM

    New Delhi: Senior diplomat Vikas Swarup, whose debut novel was made into the Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire", on Saturday assumed charge as Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry. A 1986 batch IFS officer, Swarup succeeded Syed Akbaruddin, who has been promoted as Additional Secretary in the External Affairs Ministry and...
  • Anirban Lahiri shoots 66 in 3rd round in PGA Tour event 18-04-2015 11:09 PM

    South Carolina: Anirban Lahiri played his best round ever in the United States with a flawless five-under 66 that included three birdies and superb eagle in the third round of in Heritage on PGA Tour Golf Championship, here today. Lahiri, starting the day at even par for 36 holes, moved...
  • Mohammad Yousuf slams Waqar Younis for poor man management 18-04-2015 11:05 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has slammed head coach, Waqar Younis for failing in man management of the national players. "Waqar has to now finally realize he has to take off his cricket kit and become a proper coach and good man manager," Yousuf said on Saturday. Yousuf's tirade...
  • Public consultation for Delhi Budget to begin on Sunday 18-04-2015 10:29 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Government will start its participatory budgeting exercise on Sunday in the Patparganj Assembly constituency of East Delhi and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will chair the event. The first round of budget consultation with public will be held in Patparganj, the Assembly constituency of Deputy Chief Minister Manish...
  • As Congress ups the ante, Modi to address BJP MPs on Government's welfare schemes 18-04-2015 10:25 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday will address a workshop of BJP MPs on how to take the government's "pro-poor" initiatives to the people and counter Congress's mounting attack on the Centre over the land bill which the opposition claims to be "anti-farmer". The one-day workshop coincides with...
  • Royal Wahingdoh beat Mohun Bagan 3-2 in I-League 18-04-2015 09:52 PM

    Shillong: Royal Wahingdoh FC broke Mohun Bagan's unbeaten streak in the I-League recording a thrilling 3-2 win in an I-League football encounter on Saturday. Naoba Singh's superb long range strike in the last minute proved to be decisive for the hosts, who rallied back twice to tame the table-toppers whose...
  • I-League: Pune FC down Dempo FC 2-1 18-04-2015 09:24 PM

    Margao: Pune FC scored a hard-fought 2-1 win over Dempo FC, in an exciting match which saw both the teams reduced to 10-men, to move to third place in the Hero I-League on Saturday. Pune FC scored a goal in each half through Drako Nikac (9th minute) and Fanai Lalrempuia(68th)...
  • Railways gearing up to tackle crimes against women: Suresh Prabhu 18-04-2015 09:11 PM

    Mumbai: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said his ministry was taking several steps to prevent crime against women in trains. "We have a real challenge before us. Security of women during their train journey is of great concern to us and the Railway Ministry is taking various measures...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Vachier-Lagrave in Shamkir Chess tournament 18-04-2015 09:10 PM

    Shamkir (Azerbaijan): Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out his second straight draw in the Shamkir Chess tournament, signing peace with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France quite easily with black pieces in the second round here today. After letting reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway off the hook in the...
  • PM Modi's Toronto remarks aimed at assuring industries: Devendra Fadnavis 18-04-2015 08:58 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday sought to clarify Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks in Toronto in which he has blamed the erstwhile government for leaving a "mess" behind, saying the statement was meant only to assure industries of "hassle-free" environment in the country. "Firstly, he (Modi) never...
  • Delhi: First arrests carried out on anti-graft helpline complaint 18-04-2015 08:50 PM

    New Delhi: Three persons including a government official, were on Saturday taken into custody for allegedly taking bribe by the Anti-Corruption-Branch (ACB), the first arrests related to any complaint made on the newly launched anti-graft helpline in Delhi. According to ACB, a complaint was lodged by a caller on Delhi...
  • Shiv Kapur 28th as Kiradech takes lead in Shenzhen 18-04-2015 08:38 PM

    Shenzhen: Shiv Kapur frittered away a fine front nine with two bogeys including one on the closing 18th hole to card two-under 70 on the third day of the Shenzhen International on Saturday. The Indian golfer, who was seventh at the end of the opening day, slipped to 29th after...
  • Sentencing of ex-tennis ace Bob Hewitt postponed 18-04-2015 08:27 PM

    Johannesburg: The sentencing of former tennis Grand Slam champion and convicted child molester Bob Hewitt has been postponed by a South African court till next month to allow his legal team to compile a report from a psychologist. Hewitt, 75, a six-time Grand Slam doubles champion was found guilty last...
  • I am a hard nut to crack: Smriti Irani 18-04-2015 08:16 PM

    New Delhi: "I am a hard nut to crack," says HRD Minister Smriti Irani who also asserts that she is "too fat" to be cut to size. The 39-year-old minister, who is in the eye of many a controversy including being accused of saffronising education, dismisses sugestions that she was...
  • I-League: Mumbai FC hold EB 1-1, Ranty to wait for 200th goal 18-04-2015 08:05 PM

    Kolkata: Ranty Martins missed a penalty and the chance to score his 200th goal in the country's top league as East Bengal were held to a 1-1 draw by Mumbai FC in their I-League football fixture at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here today. On a three-match winning run that...
  • Kolkata: A sub-inspector injured in clash after civic polls 18-04-2015 07:59 PM

    Kolkata: A sub-inspector of Girish Park police station was critically injured by bomb splinters during a clash allegedly between two political parties soon after voting for the city civic board ended this afternoon. Police said the SI was rushed to a local hospital where his condition was stated to be...
  • Lack of international cricket behind Pakistan's poor run: Inzamam 18-04-2015 07:53 PM

    Karachi: Former captain Inzamam ul Haq has blamed the lack of international cricket at home since 2009 for the declining standards in Pakistan cricket. "The present situation in Pakistan cricket is worrisome and everyone needs to give serious thought to it," Inzamam told the media today in his hometown Multan....
  • IPL 8: We will look to play fearless cricket, says Darren Sammy 18-04-2015 07:43 PM

    Bengaluru: Mumbai Indians might be low in confidence after their four successive defeats but RCB allrounder Darren Sammy on Saturday said they are not going to take their rivals lightly and will look to play fearless cricket when they clash in an IPL-8 match here tomorrow. Mumbai is the only...
  • Pakistan always fish in troubled waters in Jammu and Kashmir: Jitendra Singh 18-04-2015 07:34 PM

    Katra: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that Pakistan is always expected to fish in troubled waters in Jammu and Kashmir. "As far as the Pakistan is concerned, it is always expected to fish in troubled waters (in Jammu and Kashmir)," Singh said in Katra. He was replying to...
  • Gujarat: 12 injured as ONGC's gas well catches fire near Surat 18-04-2015 07:33 PM

    Surat: At least 12 people were injured when a major fire broke out in an ONGC well near Olpad town in the district during a repair operation. Four of the injured are in a serious condition, fire brigade officials said. The incident occurred when a blow-out preventer (BOP), which is...
  • Centre directs tough action against Naxals 18-04-2015 07:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre in Saturday reviewed the law and order situation in Maoist-hit Chhattisgarh and asked the state government to take tough action against Naxals which struck thrice in the last fortnight killing eight security personnel in the state. A high-level meeting, chaired by Union Home Secretary LC Goyal...
  • Omar Abdullah condemns killing of youngster in Budgam 18-04-2015 07:23 PM

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday condemned the killing of a youngster in central Kashmir Budgam district, demanding responsibility be fixed immediately and the guilty punished. "I strongly condemn the killing of 15-year-old Suhail Ahmed in an incident of firing on unarmed protesters by paramilitary...
  • Government to review new Income Tax Return Forms, make them simple 18-04-2015 06:57 PM

    New Delhi: Government on Saturday announced that new Income Tax Return (ITR) Forms that require disclosure of details regarding bank accounts and foreign trips undertaken by an individual will be reconsidered, a move that comes after criticism from tax experts and others. It will come out with simplified ITR forms,...