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  • Aditya Verma trying to convince Sharad Pawar for BCCI elections 19-09-2014 10:00 PM

    Mumbai: The petitioner in the IPL-6 spot-fixing case, Aditya Verma, on Friday said he is trying to convince Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) President Sharad Pawar to contest for the Cricket Board's presidential elections. "I feel this is the right time for Mr. Pawar to take us out of this mess...
  • Congress rakes up need for having LoP in Lok Sabha 19-09-2014 09:11 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday again raked up the need for having a Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha insisting that it was not a titular position and is required to form a "shadow cabinet". Party General Secretary CP Joshi cited the Page Committee report on the role...
  • Army calls off its rescue mission in J&K, relief work to go on 19-09-2014 08:59 PM

    New Delhi: The Army on Friday called off its 'Operation Megh Rahat' to rescue people stranded in flooded areas of Jammu and Kashmir, but its relief efforts will continue in the state. "Operation Megh Rahat which continued for the past two weeks has been called off, while the relief and...
  • Injury rules JP Duminy out of CLT20 19-09-2014 08:46 PM

    Hyderabad: Cape Cobras were dealt a severe blow on Friday after all-rounder JP Duminy has been ruled out of Oppo Champions League Twenty20 due to an injury and has been replaced by Sybrand Engelbrecht. "The CLT20 has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the Oppo CLT20 has approved Sybrand...
  • AAP accuses Delhi L-G Jung of preventing its MLAs to send aid to J&K 19-09-2014 08:10 PM

    New Delhi: AAP on Friday accused Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung of preventing its MLAs from sending relief package to Jammu and Kashmir by "raising an objection" to the transfer of Rs 20 lakh from the funds of each of its 27 legislators to Jammu and Kashmir CM fund. In a...
  • Love jihad: Sri Ram Sene threatens to besiege Rajnath's house over controversial remark 19-09-2014 06:52 PM

    Mumbai: Hindu right-wing organisation Sri Ram Sene on Friday lashed out at Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for pleading ignorance on the love-jihad issue and demanded that a special panel be set up to probe all such cases. Singh had on September 12 said, "Arey yeh hai kya? Hume nahi...
  • 'Clean' Indian lifters look to emulate CWG success in Asiad 19-09-2014 05:41 PM

    Incheon: After successfully burying the ghosts of doping menace at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games with an impressive show, Indian weightlifters would look to keep their new-found cleaner image intact while aiming for a rich medal when their campaign begins at the 17th Asian Games, here on Saturday. Indian lifters brought...
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping keeps tradition alive, meets family of Dr Kotnis 19-09-2014 05:40 PM

    New Delhi: It has been a tradition with visiting Chinese leaders to meet the family of Dr Dwarkanath Kotnis and President Xi Jinping followed it by meeting the sister of the famed physician and recalling "the fine representative who gave his precious life in China". For the meeting, the Chinese...
  • Indian, Chinese doctors tour China as 'barefoot doctors' 19-09-2014 04:55 PM

    Beijing: A team of Indian and Chinese doctors have toured southwest China's Yunnan Province to treat patients in remote areas without proper medical facilities, in an effort to retrace the trail of "Barefoot Doctors" first undertaken by legendary Dwarakanath Kotnis. A nine-member Indian team of medics along with nine of...
  • Smoking can cause urologic diseases: Experts 19-09-2014 04:44 PM

    London: Cigarette smoking can lead to a number of urological diseases and only a few people are aware of this, experts have warned. According to the Association of Austrian Urologists, smoking can also cause reduced fertility, impotence, and bladder carcinoma. A recent survey carried out by the association found that...
  • New Mahindra Scorpio bookings now open on Snapdeal 19-09-2014 04:15 PM

    New Delhi: Homegrown auto major Mahindra & Mahindra has tied up with Snapdeal for online pre-bookings of the company's upcoming new version of SUV Scorpio. "We wanted to open pre-bookings for the new Scorpio a week ahead of the launch. So, apart from letting customers book at our showrooms, we...
  • Islamic State releases another video of British hostage 19-09-2014 03:28 PM

    London: The Islamic State (IS) militant group has released a new video showing another British journalist who says he is being held hostage by the extremists. In the video, the hostage who identifies himself as John Cantlie, is sitting behind a desk as he speaks to the camera. The hostage,...
  • IITs among world's 5 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes: HRD 19-09-2014 03:23 PM

    New Delhi: Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are ranked fourth on a list of 50 best entrepreneurial undergraduate institutes in the world, Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani said on Friday. The ranking was compiled by PitchBook Data, a US-based private equity and venture capital research firm. Sharing the...
  • Arjuna award would have motivated me even more for Asiad, says wrestler Amit Kumar 19-09-2014 03:16 PM

    New Delhi: All geared up for the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games gold medallist grappler Amit Kumar confessed had he been conferred with Arjuna award it would have given him added motivation to go for a podium finish at the multi-sport event, commencing on Friday at Incheon. Wrestling Federation of India...
  • Fear of losing is gone, says shuttler HS Prannoy 19-09-2014 03:05 PM

    New Delhi: Indian shuttler HS Prannoy says the success of winning the Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold has erased his fears of defeat and fuelled a dream of working harder than ever to qualify for 2016 Rio Olympics. "I think a title was due for me. I reached so many...
  • It was a challenge to dance with Hrithik Roshan, his flexibility is incredible: Katrina Kaif 19-09-2014 02:10 PM

    Mumbai: Hrithik Roshan, considered one of the best dancers in Bollywood is seen doing some high octane dance moves in his next 'Bang Bang' and his co-star Katrina Kaif says she had to try hard to match up to the actor. The 31-year-old actress is playing the female lead in...
  • Asian Games 2014: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu lead Indian challenge in badminton 19-09-2014 01:35 PM

    Incheon: Spearheaded by star shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap, India will aim to end a 28-year-old medal drought when they begin their campaign in the 17th Asian Games badminton with the team competitions here on Saturday. India's last medal of any hue in badminton had come...
  • Ajit Singh flays Centre for not converting his bungalow into his father's memorial 19-09-2014 01:35 PM

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh on Friday attacked the government for rejecting his demand for converting the bungalow occupied by him into a memorial of his father, former Prime Minister Charan Singh, and blamed it for protests over the issue. "There is a memorial in the name...
  • 100 cases of tequila ordered for George Clooney's wedding? 19-09-2014 01:28 PM

    Los Angeles: Hollywood superstar George Clooney has flown 100 cases of tequila for his wedding to human rights lawyer fiancee Amal Alammudin. Clooney, 53, is business partner with founder of Casamigos Tequila, Rande Gerber, who was photographed loading 100 cases of the brand's award-winning Blanco, Reposado and Anejo tequila onto...
  • 'Bang Bang' is the easiest film of my career, did not prepare for the role beforehand: Hrithik Roshan 19-09-2014 12:59 PM

    Mumbai: Superstar Hrithik Roshan says his upcoming action-thriller 'Bang Bang' is the easiest film of his career despite the head-injury he had on the sets of the film. Hrithik, 40, underwent a brain surgery to remove the two-month-old clot he developed after the injury. "We all go through challenges but...
  • I am keen to visit Karachi, have Pakistani blood in my veins: Sonam Kapoor 19-09-2014 12:54 PM

    Attari: Fawad Khan and Sonam Kapoor attended the Beating Retreat ceremony to promote their film 'Khoobsurat'. The presence of the celebrities last evening here not only brought smiles to the faces of Indian soldiers but also to their Pakistani counterparts who were equally excited to have a glimpse of them....
  • CLT20: Hurricanes can take lot of positives from their loss, says coach Damien Wright 19-09-2014 12:53 PM

    Mohali: Losing their opening Champions League Twenty20 tie against Kings XI Punjab, Hobart Hurricanes coach Damien Wright admitted he was disappointed but said his side would take a lot of positives from the game. "Disappointed but there are a lot of positives we are going to take out of the...
  • Asian Games 2014: Abhinav Bindra, Jitu Rai head India's challenge in shooting 19-09-2014 12:49 PM

    Incheon: They were mostly off the mark in the recent World Championships but Indian shooters will nonetheless be expected to deliver a bagful of medals when the event kickstarts at the Asian Games on Saturday. Shooters from 34 countries are in fray at the Ongnyeon International Range till September 30,...
  • US Senate designates September 30 as 'US-India Partnership Day' 19-09-2014 12:47 PM

    Washington: The US Senate has unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution designating September 30 as 'US-India Partnership Day' recognising the contribution of the two countries to one another and the relationship that will continue to help define the 21st century. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be at the White House on...
  • Jadavpur University protests: Students stop registrar from entering office 19-09-2014 12:42 PM

    Kolkata: Jadavpur University students on Friday did not allow the Registrar and Pro-Vice Chancellor to enter the campus and boycotted classes for the second consecutive day in protest against police action on them two days ago. Registrar Pradip Ghosh, Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Siddhartha Datta, along with other officials, sat outside...
  • Xi Jinping invites PM Modi to visit his hometown Xian in China 19-09-2014 12:34 PM

    Beijing: Buoyed by his visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state Gujarat, Chinese President Xi Jinping in a reciprocal gesture invited him to his hometown Xian, where the famous Buddhist monk Hiuen Tsang spent his last years after his return from India some 2,000 years ago. Xi invited Modi...
  • Jawan injured in ambush in Assam 19-09-2014 11:04 AM

    Sibsagar: A jawan was seriously injured in an ambush by ULFA(I) militants at Kanobari in Assam's Sibsagar district on Friday. The militants exploded two IEDs between two tea gardens at Kherbari Tiniali when jawans of the 4th Rajput Regiment were moving in three trucks to Naharkatia at about 7.30 AM,...
  • George Bailey credits bowlers for victory in CLT20 opener 19-09-2014 10:10 AM

    Mohali: Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey has credited his bowlers for setting up a five-wicket victory against Hobart Hurricanes in their campaign opener of the Champions League Twenty20. Left-arm spinner Akshar Patel (1/20) along with seamers Parvinder Awana (1/25) and Thisara Perera (2/17) helped Punjab restrict the Hurricanes to...
  • Sania Mirza, Cara Black reach semis of Tokyo Open 19-09-2014 10:05 AM

    Tokyo: Defending champions, Sania Mirza and Cara Black knocked out Martina Hingis and Belinda Bencic in straight sets to reach the semi-finals of the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open. Sania and Cara needed 62 minutes to dispatch the Swiss pair 6-4, 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the USD 1,000,000 hard...
  • Nirmala Sitharaman's baggage lost on Air India flight on way to Australia 19-09-2014 09:57 AM

    Melbourne: Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman has become the latest victim of misplaced baggage on an Air India flight as her checked in luggage went missing on her way to Australia. "Landed in Sydney to take a connecting flight to Cairns. My checked in luggage...