Press-Trust-Of-India

  • Conspiracy to defame NCP: Malik on plea against Ajit Pawar 23-08-2014 07:02 PM

    Mumbai: Reacting to state anti-corruption bureau's request to the government for sanction to initiate 'open inquiry' against the Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and former minister Sunil Tatkare, the NCP on Friday said it was an attempt to defame the party and its leaders. ACB on Friday sought permission for...
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg takes pole position for Belgian Grand Prix 23-08-2014 06:45 PM

    Spa: Nico Rosberg will start the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position after holding off a strong challenge from his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton in qualifying on Saturday. Hamilton was ahead of Rosberg on the first two time splits of his final lap but then drifted back, allowing Rosberg to...
  • Efforts on to end corruption in central hospitals: Harsh Vardhan 23-08-2014 06:37 PM

    New Delhi: Under attack for removing whistleblower IFS officer Sanjeev Chaturvedi as AIIMS Chief Vigilance Officer, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said various forms of corruption exist in central hospitals and efforts are on to end the "systemic and symptomatic" corruption. Defending Chaturvedi's removal, Vardhan said his designation...
  • 'PK' row: Civil court asks Aamir Khan to reply to suit against nude pose 23-08-2014 06:29 PM

    Mumbai: A civil court has asked Bollywood actor Aamir Khan to file a reply to a civil suit filed against him seeking a ban on the poster and release of film 'PK', where he is seen in the buff standing on railway tracks with a radio. The direction was given...
  • Defence alertness best guarantee for peace in region: Arun Jaitley 23-08-2014 05:46 PM

    Visakhapatnam: As Indian Navy added more firepower following induction of the first home built stealth anti-submarine warfare corvette 'INS Kamorta' on Saturday, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said effective defence preparedness is the "best guarantee" for peace in the region. Jaitley also pushed for turning India into a key manufacturer of...
  • RSS unaccountable under Narendra Modi's 'disappointing' rule: Mayawati 23-08-2014 05:38 PM

    Lucknow: Training her guns on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday claimed that it was emerging as an "unconstitutional and unaccountable" organisation after the formation of the Narendra Modi government, whose performance has been "disappointing". The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister alleged that the Bharatiya Janata...
  • HC releases Rs 15.41 lakh spent on securing Shakti Mills 23-08-2014 04:59 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Government has informed the Bombay High Court that Public Works Department had recently spent Rs 15.41 lakh to build a boundary wall, barbed wire fencing, security cabin and the main gate of the defunct Shakti Mills where a photojournalist and a telephone operator were gang-raped in separate incidents...
  • 'Haider' was a life changing experience: Shraddha Kapoor 23-08-2014 04:51 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Shraddha Kapoor says being part of Vishal Bhardwaj's upcoming release 'Haider' was a life changing experience for her. 'Haider' is the Bollywood adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet and the final film of his trilogy that began with 'Maqbool' followed by 'Omkara'. "I have first time experienced a different...
  • Modi taking a hard line, don't blame separatists: Yasin Malik 23-08-2014 04:47 PM

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik on Saturday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "hardline" approach on Kashmir and rejected the contention that the separatists are to blame for the stalling of Indo-Pak foreign secretary-level talks. "Kashmiri (separatist) leaders meeting Pakistani officials has...
  • NDFB suspects girl as informer, shoots her in front of parents 23-08-2014 04:42 PM

    Guwahati: A teenage girl was shot dead by the NDFB in the presence of her parents in Assam's Chirang district as militants suspected her of being a police informer and a probe has been announced after chilling video of the killing was aired by local television channels. The video, sent...
  • Tough to balance between ODI series and World Cup, says Angus Fraser 23-08-2014 03:45 PM

    London: England national selector Angus Fraser feels the upcoming five-match ODI series against India will be a tough one as the two teams will not just look to compete but also build up to the 2015 World Cup. The first ODI will be played in Bristol on Monday. "England lost...
  • Rain deficit in Kerala narrowed down to minus five per cent 23-08-2014 03:19 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: With monsoon becoming active again after a lull, rain deficit in Kerala has narrowed down to five per cent less for the season. The state received 1620.1 mm rainfall against a normal of 1701.4 mm from June 1 to August 22, according to meteorological centre here. Heavy rains lashed...
  • Hundreds of mourners pay tribute to UR Ananthamurthy 23-08-2014 03:14 PM

    Bangalore: Thousands of mourners on Saturday paid their last respects to Jnanpith award winner and Kannada literary icon UR Ananthamurthy, who passed away on Friday. The mortal remains of Ananthamurthy were kept for public homage at the premises of Ravindra Kalakshetra as the state observed a three-day state mourning. Chief...
  • Shah Rukh Khan's 'Happy New Year' to clash with Rekha's 'Super Nani' 23-08-2014 03:05 PM

    Mumbai: Veteran actress Rekha's much-awaited film 'Super Nani' will release this Diwali when superstar Shah Rukh Khan's 'Happy New Year' will also hit the screens. 'Super Nani' has been confirmed for release this Diwali on October 24, a press release issued here said. Touted as Rekha's long awaited comeback to...
  • Political impasse in Pakistan continues as talks make no headway 23-08-2014 02:52 PM

    Islamabad: A tense standoff continued in Pakistan on Saturday as overnight talks between the government and protesters demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation made little headway in breaking the political logjam. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri are protesting alleged vote rigging in polls last year and...
  • Obama, Merkel warn of dangerous escalation in Ukraine 23-08-2014 10:41 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have warned that the presence of Russian military personnel and its shelling in Ukrain's territory was triggering a "dangerous escalation" of the conflict in the region. Obama spoke with Merkel over phone on Friday, regarding the ongoing crisis in Ukraine,...
  • India's Mars orbiter to reach red planet in 33 days: ISRO 23-08-2014 10:28 AM

    Chennai: India's ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission is just nine million kilometres away from the red planet, Indian Space Research Organisation said on Saturday. "Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is just nine million km away from Mars and 189 million kilometres away from the Earth. 33 more days to MARS," ISRO said...
  • Unfair to compare MS Dhoni and Misbah, says Shoaib Malik 23-08-2014 08:16 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain Shoaib Malik has said that it was absolutely unfair to make any comparisons between the captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The seasoned batsman was asked what he thought about the pressure being exerted by critics and some former players to replace Misbah in Pakistan...
  • Sonia, Rahul condole Kannada writer Ananthmurthy's demise 23-08-2014 07:08 AM

    New Delhi: Condoling the death of Jnanpith awardee U R Ananthmurthy, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday described the renowned writer as a remarkable human being. She said that the void created by his demise in the Indian literary space and social conscience will be hard to fill. In his...
  • AIIMS doctors begin signature campaign against CVO removal 22-08-2014 11:49 PM

    New Delhi: A section of AIIMS doctors on Friday started a signature campaign in support of Sanjiv Chaturvedi who has been removed from the post of Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of the premier institute. "We have started a campaign and doctors who are against the recent removal of Chaturvedi have...
  • Jaipur beat Delhi to assure semis berth in Pro Kabaddi League 22-08-2014 11:17 PM

    Making dents in the strong defence of Dabang Delhi through fine raids by Maninder Singh and Jasvir Singh, hosts Pink Panthers Jaipur posted a fine 41-31 victory to assure a berth in the semifinal of the Pro Kabaddi League. It were Dabang Delhi who were leading 18-16 at the breather...
  • Rajnath refutes Uttarakhand Governor's claim of being asked to quit 22-08-2014 09:24 PM

    Lucknow: Government on Friday denied claims made by Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi that he had been asked to quit and said an "appropriate response" will be filed before Supreme Court soon. Talking to PTI after touring flood-affected areas of Uttar Pradesh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "There was no...
  • Islamabad protests: Imran returns to negotiating table, party lawmakers resign 22-08-2014 09:20 PM

    Islamabad: Mounting further pressure, 34 opposition lawmakers resigned from the National Assembly on Friday to force the Nawaz Sharif government to quit but their party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf surprisingly decided to resume talks after the failed first round. For the second time since it mobilised thousands of supporters for anti-government protests...
  • Pak ceasefire violations no cause for worry, we are prepared: IAF chief 22-08-2014 09:13 PM

    Bangalore: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Friday said there was no tension as such in the wake of repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan but "we are all prepared". "We all are prepared, there are no tensions as such if you ask me...this is nothing exception, this has been happening,...
  • PCB waits on ICC anti-corruption code to get Mohammad Aamir back 22-08-2014 09:11 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board is waiting anxiously for the ratification of new anti-corruption code of International Cricket Council in October to start a fresh move to get banned pacer Mohammad Aamir back into the sport. The ICC executive board is scheduled to take a decision on these new anti-corruption laws...
  • PACL to move Tribunal against Sebi order 22-08-2014 09:03 PM

    New Delhi: Facing a Sebi order with charges of running an illicit money pooling scheme worth about Rs 50,000 crore, PACL Ltd on Friday said it will approach the Securities Appellate Tribunal against the directive of the capital markets regulator. "Sebi has unfortunately failed to recognize the submissions of the...
  • Three days after hooting at PM rally, Modi calls Hooda for tea 22-08-2014 08:57 PM

    New Delhi: Three days after the hooting incident in a public rally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appeared to reach out to Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda by inviting him over a cup of tea. Hooda met Modi at his residence and discussed development issues relating to the...
  • Fleming bats for Dhoni, calls him best option as Test skipper 22-08-2014 08:51 PM

    Mumbai: Ex-New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming on Friday backed under-fire Mahendra Singh Dhoni as still the best option to lead India in Tests notwithstanding the squad's 1-3 defeat to England, saying it was pointless to make a change without addressing problems plaguing the team. Fleming, who also coaches the Dhoni-led...
  • Girlfriends are a big no-no for Team India manager 22-08-2014 08:45 PM

    The debate of Wives and Girlfriends (WAGs) accompanying cricketers on foreign tours has taken a different twist after India's team manager Sunil Dev questioned actress Anushka Sharma's stay with boyfriend Virat Kohli during the Test series in England. Once termed as the most eligible bachelor of Team India, under-performing Kohli...
  • Rajnath conducts aerial survey of flood-hit UP 22-08-2014 08:40 PM

    Gorakhpur: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday made an aerial survey of flood affected areas in eastern Uttar Pradesh, promising central help for rescue and rehabilitation of marooned people, and suggested that the state consider inter-linking of rivers for a permanent solution. During the day-long visit to the worst-affected Gorakhpur,...