Press Trust Of India

  • After Paris attacks, calls to tighten US visa rules 01-02-2015 10:34 AM

    Washington: US politicians are calling for changes to a law that allows Europeans and other foreigners to enter the country without visas, citing fears that jihadists could exploit the rules to stage attacks on American soil. The visa waiver program, which covers tourists from 38 countries, represents the "Achilles' heel...
  • Gautam Gulati: I won 'Bigg Boss 8' because I stayed away from politics 01-02-2015 10:27 AM

    Mumbai: TV actor Gautam Gulati feels his straight-forward nature and clean game impressed the viewers, who chose him the winner of the eighth season of 'Bigg Boss'. Gautam, 27, beat co-contestants Karishma Tanna, Pritam Singh, Ali Quli Mirza and Dimpy Ganguly in the finale to become the title-holder in the...
  • Heightened vigil to check black money flow during Delhi polls 01-02-2015 10:25 AM

    New Delhi: Central revenue department officials have raised vigil to check any flow of black money from air and land transit points ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections. Officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and Customs have intensified vigil at the airport here to ensure illegal movement of...
  • Sushma Swaraj proposes 6 point template to broad base Sino-India ties 01-02-2015 10:05 AM

    Beijing: On her maiden visit to China, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday proposed a six point "template" to broad base Sino-India engagement with an action oriented approach to usher in Asian century. Addressing an India-China Media forum at the start of her visit here, Swaraj proposed the two...
  • Tiger Woods out of top 50 for 1st time in more than 3 years 01-02-2015 09:34 AM

    Scottsdale: Tiger Woods, coming off an 82 for his worst round as a pro, will be out of the top 50 in the world ranking for the first time in more than three years. And if he doesn't turn his game around quickly, he will be ineligible for a World...
  • Rail Budget: Introduction of vacuum toilets likely 01-02-2015 09:19 AM

    New Delhi: Water conservation initiatives such as introduction of environment-friendly vacuum toilets and changes in the design of existing lavatories in trains are some of the proposals likely to be announced in the forthcoming Rail Budget. According to a senior Railway Ministry official, a concrete plan of action for water...
  • Environment ministry panel nod to airports at Ajmer, Belgaum 01-02-2015 09:12 AM

    New Delhi: A high-level Environment Ministry panel has accorded green signal to the development of no-frill airports at Kishangarh in Rajasthan's Ajmer and Belgaum in Karnataka. The Expert Appraisal Committee for Projects related to Infrastructure Development, however, did not express a lenient view towards Airport Authority of India's proposal to...
  • Bodies of 5 newborn babies recovered from garbage heap in Pakistan 01-02-2015 07:57 AM

    Karachi: Bodies of five new-born babies were recovered from a garbage heap in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, prompting a police probe into the incident. The bodies were found from the dump near a petrol pump in the Tando Allah Yar district and police suspect that the babies were abandoned by...
  • Kiran Bedi to bring home guards, set up CCTVs in Delhi 01-02-2015 07:32 AM

    New Delhi: BJP's chief ministerial candidate for Delhi, Kiran Bedi on Saturday said she would bring civil defence force and home guard volunteers to stop crimes in the national capital, if she became the chief minister. Addressing a rally in Karkardooma in east Delhi, Bedi said that CCTV cameras would...
  • Sachin Tendulkar stars as chaotic National Games kick off 31-01-2015 10:26 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Sachin Tendulkar was there to bring a capacity crowd on its feet and the cultural splendour was there for all to see as the 35th National Games were declared open here on Saturday with a colourful opening ceremony even as organisational chaos continued to take sheen off the event....
  • Surajkund International Crafts Mela begins on Sunday 31-01-2015 10:13 PM

    New Delhi: Chhattisgarh is the theme state of the 29th Surajkund International Crafts Mela which begins on Sunday and will see participation of 18 countries. The event will be inaugurated on Sunday by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal in the presence of Chhatisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, Union Ministers Mahesh...
  • Woman drops plan to join ISIS; returns to Hyderabad from Turkey 31-01-2015 10:06 PM

    Hyderabad: Wanting to join the terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a 19-year-old woman from the city who was residing in Qatar had flown to Turkey from there, but changed her mind and came to her parents, police said on Saturday. The incident took place around two...
  • Banned players must be allowed to make a comeback: Salman Butt 31-01-2015 10:06 PM

    Pakistan's banned former captain Salman Butt has said that those players who have been banned for spot fixing, have a right to try and make a comeback to international cricket once they complete their suspension period. "I know some people, including former players have said (Mohammad) Amir shouldn't be allowed...
  • Amit Shah attacks AAP, says a 'government of dharnas' will stall Delhi's development 31-01-2015 09:57 PM

    New Delhi: Hitting out at Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party, BJP Chief Amit Shah on Saturday asked people of Delhi not to choose a "government of dharnas" else the Centre would not be able to develop the national capital. Shah said the whole city will be developed on the pattern...
  • Gujarat: School teacher sentenced to life-term for raping minor 31-01-2015 09:53 PM

    Valsad: A local court on Saturday awarded life imprisonment to a teacher for raping a 14-year-old student in a school in the year 2013. Valsad district and sessions court Magistrate BG Doshi convicted the teacher Kiran Lalu Patel under Protection of Children against Sexual Offences act (POCSO), 2012 and IPC...
  • I-League: Bengaluru FC end Royal Wahingdoh's winning streak 31-01-2015 09:51 PM

    Defending champions Bengaluru FC on Saturday ended Royal Wahingdoh's winning streak, comfortably beating the home team 4-0 in a round 4 match of the I-League played at the JN Stadium. CK Vineeth netted the opener for Bengaluru FC when he headed in a set piece in the 36th minute, courtesy...
  • PCB reaches verbal agreement with players over contracts 31-01-2015 09:45 PM

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reached a verbal agreement with the national cricket team players, who are currently touring New Zealand, that they do not need to sign the three-month central contract. "Instead of a three-month central contract, the board has verbally assured the players that when they return...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group A wrap: Bengal opener Arindam, spinners surrender initiative to Railways 31-01-2015 09:00 PM

    Kolkata: Inability of the spin troika to dismiss the Railways' last wicket pair of Anureet Singh and Avinash Yadav cost hosts Bengal three points in a crucial group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy on Saturday. At stumps, Bengal were 187 for five in their second essay after Railways scored...
  • Indian Open set to see top European, Asian golfers in action 31-01-2015 08:04 PM

    A strong contingent from Europe besides some top Asian Tour golfers are set to tee off at the 2015 Indian Open, which has become a co-sanctioned event between European and Asian Tours for the first time, from February 19 to 22. The European players taking part at the par-71 Delhi...
  • Punjab Warriors take on Kalinga Lancers in HIL 31-01-2015 07:57 PM

    After a thumping 3-1 victory over arch-rivals Delhi Waveriders, Jaypee Punjab Warriors would look to carry on their winning momentum when they take on Kalinga Lancers in their Hockey India League match on Sunday. Having won against Kalinga Lancers, Uttar Pradesh Wizards and Delhi Waveriders, the Mohali side are in...
  • Not enough time or matches for Pakistan to prepare for WC: Wasim Akram 31-01-2015 07:29 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has expressed concerns over the national cricket team not getting enough matches and time to get acclimatised to the conditions in New Zealand and Australia ahead of the World Cup, starting from February 14. "When you look at India and how they are still...
  • East Bengal look to build winning momentum in I-League 31-01-2015 07:28 PM

    Fresh from a morale-boosting victory over defending champions Bengaluru FC, Kolkata giants East Bengal will look to build a momentum when they take on Shillong Lajong FC in a Round 4 I-League encounter at the Salt Lake Stadium on Saturday. The Red and Golds will also be boosted by the...
  • Speakers must see that political differences do not hit development, says Sumitra Mahajan 31-01-2015 06:33 PM

    Lucknow: With different political parties holding reins of power at the Centre and in states, presiding officers of legislative bodies have to see that this differences in opinion do not affect development, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Saturday. "It is my view that no party is against development...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group C wrap: Jharkhand enforce follow-on on Goa 31-01-2015 06:29 PM

    Jharkhand spinner Samar Quadri polished off Goa's tail, grabbing last four wickets quickly, to bundle out the hosts for 215 in their first innings and enforce a follow-on on the third and penultimate day of their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match on Saturday. Following on, Goa reached 161 for...
  • 'Socialist', 'Secular' should not be removed from Constitution: CPI 31-01-2015 06:28 PM

    Hyderabad: Noting that secularism reflected the "character" of India, Communist Party of India national general secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy on Saturday decried what he termed were attempts to drop the word "secular" from the Preamble of the Constitution and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi come clear on the issue....
  • Saradha scam: Like Mukul Roy, CBI should question Mamata Banerjee, says BJP 31-01-2015 06:25 PM

    Krishnagar: BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday demanded that the CBI should question Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in connection with the multi-crore Saradha scam saying there should not be different yardsticks for two people. "CBI should interrogate Mamata Banerjee because the probe agency can't have two different yardsticks...
  • Delhi elections: BJP could have asked the 5 questions at public forum, says AAP 31-01-2015 06:13 PM

    New Delhi: AAP on Saturday said the party would not respond to BJP's five questions as it had already challenged the saffron party's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi for an open debate, which she "ran away from". "Why should we indulge in a debate? We had thrown open a challenge...
  • Bihar: Three-year old found hanging on tree, rape suspected 31-01-2015 06:10 PM

    Madhubani: A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped and found unconscious in naked condition hanging upside down from a tree at Banka in this district of Bihar on Saturday. The villagers brought the girl with serious injuries down from the tree after they discovered her on Saturday morning. She was rushed...
  • Army taking precautions to check casualties, says Manohar Parrikar 31-01-2015 06:07 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said he has instructed the Army to ensure that there are no casualties in the force "as far as possible" during operations against terrorists and it has been taking necessary precautions. Parrikar, who visited the family of Col MN Rai - killed...
  • Cherished every moment of my service in DRDO: Avinash Chander 31-01-2015 06:04 PM

    New Delhi: On a day that India took a "giant leap" in its deterrence capability with the successful test launch of the canister-mounted Agni missile, the driving force behind the development of the weapon platform, DRDO chief Avinash Chander, marked his last day at the helm of the agency which...