Press Trust Of India

  • Siddharth Nath Singh's behaviour a blot in Lal Bahadur Shastri's family: TMC's Kalyan Banerjee 21-12-2014 11:43 PM

    Kolkata: Even after expressing regret in Lok Sabha over his objectionable remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee on Sunday further made personal attack against BJP General Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh at a public meeting near Kolkata. Addressing a public meeting at Chanditala in West Bengal's...
  • Will cooperate with ED in drug racket case: Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia 21-12-2014 11:43 PM

    Chandigarh: Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who has been served summons by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), today assured full cooperation with the agency probing money laundering complaints in the Rs 6,000-crore drug racket case. "...I was not at home when the summons were delivered at my residence and to...
  • Efforts will be made to increase the number of Hindus: VHP's Togadia 21-12-2014 11:21 PM

    Bhopal: A day after Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat described India as a "Hindu rashtra", senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Praveen Togadia on Sunday said efforts will be made to "increase" the percentage of Hindus in the country, but skirted the issue of religious conversion. He also said that...
  • UPA government should have conferred Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Omar 21-12-2014 11:17 PM

    Jammu: Amid speculation that Atal Bihari Vajpayee may be bestowed with Bharat Ratna, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said the UPA government should have conferred the country's highest civilian honour on the former Prime Minister. Omar also said it was a "lost chance" for the UPA,...
  • Coal scam: CBI searches private firm's offices in Jharkhand, Bengal 21-12-2014 11:13 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday carried out searches at five locations in Jharkhand and West Bengal after registering a fresh case in connection with alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks. According to CBI sources, the case has been registered against Electrosteel Castings Limited and...
  • ISRO's unmanned crew module reaches Chennai 21-12-2014 10:54 PM

    Chennai: Three days after it was recovered from sea, ISRO's unmanned crew module was brought to Kamarajar Port at Ennore near here on board a Coast Guard ship. Coast Guard ship ICGS Samudra Paheredar brought the three-tonne weighing crew module to the port and it was later shipped to Satish...
  • Opposition parties question PM Modi over silence on Bhagwat's remarks 21-12-2014 10:49 PM

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks daring opposition parties to support a law against conversion, on Sunday triggered a political storm with several parties attacking his views and questioning why Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been silent on the issue. Hitting out, former Information and Broadcasting minister...
  • My appetite for chess has recovered: Vishwanathan Anand 21-12-2014 09:57 PM

    Indore: Buoyed by winning the London Chess Classic, five-time world chess champion Vishwanathan Anand here on Sunday said he is looking forward to play games in 2015 with renewed zeal and enthusiasm. "I think my appetite for chess has recovered. I am going to play chess with renewed vigour in...
  • NASA plans airships, floating city for manned Venus mission 21-12-2014 09:28 PM

    Washington: NASA plans to send solar-powered airships to explore Venus' atmosphere and to eventually establish a permanent human colony in a floating cloud city above the Earth's nearest planetary neighbour. Dale Arney and Chris Jones, from the Space Mission Analysis Branch of NASA's Systems Analysis and Concepts Directorate at Langley...
  • BJP hits back at Trinamool, calls Mamata a 'chit fund minister' 21-12-2014 08:42 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday hit back at Trinamool Congress leaders for using offensive language against the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister, and called West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee a "chit fund minister". Describing the recent spate of "unparliamentary utterances" by TMC MP Derek O'Brien...
  • Amitabh Bachchan mourns for mother on seventh death anniversary 21-12-2014 08:02 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, says he does not want to remember the years he has spent in his mother's absence. Bachchan, 72, took to his blog to pay tribute to Teji today on her seventh death anniversary. "Maa! Just felt like saying the word... I lost my mother today....
  • Arjun Atwal wins Dubai Open to end four-year title drought 21-12-2014 07:53 PM

    Dubai: Arjun Atwal held his nerve to hole an up-and-down for a birdie on the 72nd hole and end a four-year title drought as he won the inaugural USD 500,000 Dubai Open at the Els Club on Sunday. Atwal won his first and only title on the PGA Tour for...
  • Praneet Bhatt: Would love to see someone from P3G group win 'Bigg Boss 8' 21-12-2014 07:51 PM

    Mumbai: TV actor Praneet Bhatt, the latest contestant to be evicted from 'Bigg Boss 8', says he wants someone from the famous P3G gang- comprising Puneet Issar, Pritam Singh, Gautam Gulati besides him, to win the show. The 34-year-old actor, who best known for playing the role of Shakuni mama...
  • Bihar: 45 detonators seized, minor boy injured in blast 21-12-2014 07:50 PM

    Bhagalpur: The Police on Sunday recovered 45 detonators from a house in a locality coming under Adampur police station area in Bihar's Bhagalpur town even as a minor boy sustained injuries while fiddling with one of the detonators, a police officer said. Acting on a tip off, the Police raided...
  • Dimpy Ganguly on meeting Rahul Mahajan: It was pent up emotions that came out 21-12-2014 07:39 PM

    Mumbai: 'Bigg Boss 8' contestant Dimpy got emotional on seeing her estranged husband Rahul Mahajan on the show recently but the model-actress says she is not thinking of giving their marriage another chance. Dimpy, 29, and Rahul, who in 2010 became the first couple in the country to marry on...
  • 'Indian Summers': New TV drama about the British Raj to hit UK in 2015 21-12-2014 07:11 PM

    London: A new series set during the Raj era will hit British television screens in February 2015. 'Indian Summers' follows the footsteps of famous shows like 'The Jewel in the Crown' and is being described as potentially one of the most ambitious series ever made for the small screen with...
  • No one can derail development agenda of Modi government: Amit Shah 21-12-2014 07:09 PM

    Chennai: Amid the raging controversy over a conversion bid by some Sangh Parivar outfits, BJP President Amit Shah asserted that such incidents would not derail the party-led NDA Government from its development agenda. "BJP has made its stand clear on conversions. And no one can derail the party (government) from...
  • Ankit Tiwari on singing 'Dil darbadar' for 'PK': Melody requires a lot of hard work 21-12-2014 06:46 PM

    Vadodara: Noted playback singer Ankit Tiwari says melody is his strength and a lot of hard work is required to croon melodious numbers. "Melody is my strength and it requires a lot of hard work, proper training and guidance for singing such songs," the 27-year-old playback singer and music director...
  • Karnataka: Girl gangraped by minor boys 21-12-2014 06:45 PM

    Kalburgi: A 7-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by four minor boys at Chidi Tanda here, police said. All the boys were arrested. The incident took place on December 19. The boys, three of them studying in 6th standard and another in 8th standard, are relatives of the victim, police said....
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C: Dutt's fifer gives Tripura upper hand against Jharkhand 21-12-2014 06:35 PM

    Dhanbad: Rana Dutt grabbed five wickets in a brilliant pace-bowling spell as Tripura took early control of their Ranji Trophy cricket match against Jharkhand on the opening day here on Sunday. Dutt ripped through the Jharkhand top-order batting line-up with figures of 5/64 while his pace colleagues Manisankar Murasingh and...
  • Sonia Gandhi undergoes breathing exercises, to remain in hospital 21-12-2014 06:24 PM

    New Delhi: The condition of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, undergoing treatment for lower respiratory tract infection, is improving and she went through breathing exercises without any problem, doctors said. "Mrs Gandhi is feeling better and her condition is stable. She has undergone breathing exercises without any problem. She will remain...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group B: Awana, Saini give Delhi opening day honours 21-12-2014 06:21 PM

    New Delhi: Medium-pacers Parvinder Awana and Navdeep Saini combined well to bag seven wickets between themselves and helped Delhi bundle out Rajasthan for 141 in their Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match, here on Sunday. Put in to field at the Feroz Shah Kotla in the four-day encounter, the Delhi...
  • Ranji Trophy Group, A: Rasool fifty steers J&K to 266/6 against Baroda 21-12-2014 06:00 PM

    Vadodara: All-rounder Parvez Rasool struck an unbeaten half-century as Jammu and Kashmir put up a decent batting performance to reach 266 for six in their first innings of the Ranji Trophy Group A cricket match against Baroda here on Sunday. Put into bat by Baroda, the visitors' top order put...
  • Green Day to be inducted in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 21-12-2014 05:40 PM

    Los Angeles: American punk rock band Green Day will be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for 2015. The 'American Idiot' hitmakers became eligible for the Hall of Fame this year after they completed their 25 years since the release of their first album 1,000 Hours (1989),...
  • Muzaffarnagar: School headmaster forces students to clean toilets, suspended 21-12-2014 05:28 PM

    Muzaffarnagar: A headmaster of a government primary school has been suspended for forcing students to clean toilets in Jaroda village of the district, an official said. Following complaints from parents to the district authorities, the headmaster Rajender Singh was suspended yesterday, Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) KK Singh said. During an...
  • 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy': I want people see the Kolkata of 1940s, says director Dibakar Banerjee 21-12-2014 05:15 PM

    Kolkata: To make the name of his Hindi film more attractive, Bollywood Director Dibakar Banerjee has changed the spelling of his upcoming fictional detective film 'Byomkesh Bakshi'. In the first poster of the film, the name has been written as 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!'. The Bengali surname is written as 'Bakshi'...
  • ISL will maintain September-December window: AIFF 21-12-2014 05:09 PM

    Mumbai: The Hero Indian Super League football tournament, the inaugural season of which ended on Saturday with Athletico de Kolkata crowned as champions, will have September 15-December 15 window kept open for the second edition. "We had the September 15-December 15 period as the window for this year's Hero ISL...
  • Never wanted to convert the world but to win over its heart, says VHP 21-12-2014 05:01 PM

    New Delhi: Asserting that Hindu values will be restored in the country, Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Sunday said they have never wanted to convert the world but only to "win over its heart". Speaking at a book launch, VHP patron Ashok Singhal said it was due to their "struggle" in...
  • Subhash Ghai: Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty will be associated with me for the 'Ram Lakhan' remake; haven't finalised the cast yet 21-12-2014 05:01 PM

    New Delhi: Director Subhash Ghai, whose two '80s hits 'Ram Lakhan' and 'Hero' are set to get their remakes, says while redoing a film one should make sure that it will be relevant with time. 'Ram Lakhan' will be remade by Karan Johar and Ghai while superstar Salman Khan is...
  • Gautam Gulati says was scared of calling him and Diandra Soares a 'couple' 21-12-2014 04:28 PM

    Mumbai: 'Bigg Boss 8' participant Gautam Gulati, who did not acknowledge his relationship with fellow evicted contestant Diandra Soares despite sharing cosy moments with her, says he was scared to admit the relationship because he was worried about his mother's reaction. During a party organised inside the 'Bigg Boss' house...