Press Trust Of India

  • Jagmohan Dalmiya lauds India's 'outstanding' WC performance 27-03-2015 10:26 PM

    The disappointment of a semi-final exit notwithstanding, BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya on Friday congratulated the Indian cricket team for its "stupendous" World Cup performance, saying that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men put up an outstanding show. India, the defending champions, were knocked out of the World Cup following a 95-run semifinal...
  • I-League: Dempo FC draw against Bharat FC 27-03-2015 10:18 PM

    Margao: Dempo FC and Bharat FC played out a goalless draw to split points in a I-League match played at Nehru Stadium on Friday. With today's draw, Dempo have nine points from 10 matches while Bharat FC have 10 points from nine matches. Dempo FC looked the better of the...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali round-up: Karnataka thrash Tamil Nadu, Delhi lose to Haryana 27-03-2015 10:05 PM

    Karnataka bowlers produced a clinical show to bowl Tamil Nadu out for just 61 to set up an easy eight-wicket victory for their team in a South Zone leg match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 Trophy on Friday. Seamer Ronit More produced a spell of 3-2-1-2 as he reduced...
  • Gandhi Peace Prize for ISRO 27-03-2015 09:54 PM

    New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been selected for the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2014 for its contribution to the country's development through space technology and satellite-based services. The award, comprising Rs one crore and a citation, was decided after the jury for the prize met under the...
  • Injuries, fielding hurt Lanka's chances in World Cup: Angelo Mathews 27-03-2015 09:45 PM

    Colombo: A combination of poor fielding and regularly losing players through injuries has hurt Sri Lanka's chances in the cricket World Cup, captain Angelo Mathews said on Friday. "Our fielding levels dropped," Mathews said, adding that losing as many as five players from the original squad of 15 left the...
  • Bernie Ecclestone warning over Italian Grand Prix 27-03-2015 06:38 PM

    Sepang: Bernie Ecclestone on Friday said he was prepared to let the Italian Grand Prix follow Germany by dropping off the Formula One calendar, in a stark warning for organisers. The F1 supremo told reporters "What goes, goes" when asked whether the historic race at Monza, first run in 1950,...
  • Need to work more on patience level of players, says Paul Van Ass 27-03-2015 06:15 PM

    New Delhi: Insisting that "patience" is key to a side's success at international level, Indian men's hockey team's new chief coach Paul Van Ass today said he needs to work on this area to help increase the tolerance level of Sardar Singh and his men. Van Ass said although the...
  • President confers Bharat Ratna on former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee 27-03-2015 05:57 PM

    New Delhi: Veteran Parliamentarian and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, founder member of BJP who is held in high esteem across the political spectrum, was on Friday conferred with Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, by President Pranab Mukherjee In a departure from protocol, Mukherjee drove to Vajpayee's...
  • TRAI initiates regulatory preparations for WhatsApp, Skype, Viber and other services 27-03-2015 05:57 PM

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI started the process to prepare regulatory framework for Internet-based calling and messaging applications like Skype, Viber, WhatsApp and Google Talk, known as over-the-top (OTT) players. "Worldwide, there is an ongoing debate among governments, industry and consumers regarding regulations of OTT services and Net-neutrality. In this...
  • I-League: Unbeaten Mohun Bagan take on struggling East Bengal in Kolkata derby 27-03-2015 04:37 PM

    Kolkata: Unbeaten Mohun Bagan will be bolstered by the return of ace forward Sony Norde when they take on a struggling East Bengal in a high voltage I-League derby at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan here tomorrow. Having served a one-match suspension, the Haitian striker will be back to assist...
  • New Zealand's World Cup showing has brought masses back to cricket: Geoff Allott 27-03-2015 04:07 PM

    New Delhi: Former New Zealand fast bowler Geoff Allott says the national team's performance in the World Cup has brought the "lost fans" back to the game, reinforcing cricket as the number one summer sport in the country. Co-hosts New Zealand have managed to attract the attention of masses like...
  • The 'God' knew it, Sachin Tendulkar's World Cup prediction on semis spot on 27-03-2015 03:53 PM

    Sydney: He isn't called the 'God of cricket' for nothing and Sachin Tendulkar lived up to the title by accurately predicting the cricket World Cup semi-finalists. Much before the tournament began, Tendulkar picked India, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as the last four for the showpiece and the line-up...
  • Sonia Gandhi slams Modi government on Land Bill 27-03-2015 03:08 PM

    New Delhi: Rejecting the dialogue offer on the controversial land bill, Sonia Gandhi on Friday alleged it was a mockery of the consensus building tradition by a "myopic" Modi government which was "bending backwards" to favour industrialists and demanded that UPA's legislation be brought back in totality. "Proposition of a...
  • Reliance Communications can now provide 4G services across India 27-03-2015 02:50 PM

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Reliance Communications (RCom) said it has gained capability to provide 4G services across the country on the back of spectrum won by it in the recently concluded spectrum auction. "RCom becomes India's first and only operator with nationwide footprint of contiguous 800/850 MHz spectrum. RCom operations...
  • World Cup: Pace trio should play less domestic games, says Dhoni 27-03-2015 02:39 PM

    Melbourne: The biggest positive for the Indian cricket team in this World Cup has been the performance of their pacers and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that the trio of Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Mohit Sharma should not be forced to play domestic events to ensure that they don't...
  • Discount drive helps domestic airlines log healthy growth in February 27-03-2015 01:16 PM

    New Delhi: A series of heavy discount ticket offers by domestic carriers helped India's air passenger traffic log a healthy 21.48 per cent growth in February over the same period in 2014, DGCA data shows. Eight Indian carriers -- three full service, four budget and one regional -- together ferried...
  • World Cup: New Zealand will have to dig deep against Australia, says Martin Crowe 27-03-2015 12:55 PM

    New Delhi: With New Zealand at the cusp of World Cup glory, former captain Martin Crowe has said the Black Caps will have to dig deep into their resources if they have to beat Australia as it will be a "high emotion" title clash between the trans-Tasman rivals. New Zealand...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya lauds Team India's 'outstanding' World Cup performance 27-03-2015 12:38 PM

    New Delhi: The disappointment of a semi-final exit notwithstanding, BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya on Friday congratulated the Indian cricket team for its "stupendous" World Cup performance, saying that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men put up an outstanding show. India, the defending champions, were knocked out of the World Cup following a...
  • PM Modi appeals to well off people to give up subsidised LPG 27-03-2015 12:37 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed to the well off people to give up subsidised cooking gas, and expressed his government's resolve to reduce dependence on energy imports by 10 per cent by 2022. Sharing oil companies' plans to increase piped cooking gas connection to one crore...
  • Waqar Younis complains of Umar Akmal in World Cup report to PCB 27-03-2015 12:36 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's disappointing cricket World Cup campaign was not just about missed opportunities on the field with head coach Waqar Younis submitting a strongly-worded report to the PCB complaining about the behaviour of Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Muhammad Hafeez. According to a report on 'Dawn News TV', Waqar, in...
  • AIFW: 'Fifty Shades' songs serve background for Pallavi Mohan's show 27-03-2015 12:31 PM

    New Delhi: American erotic romance 'Fifty Shades of Grey' may not have managed to get a release in India but its soundtracks were used during designer Pallavi Mohan's autum-winter collection on day two of the Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW). Elli Goulding's 'Love Me Like You Do' and Beyonce's 'Haunted'...
  • Kumar Dharmasena, Richard Kettleborough named umpires for World Cup final 27-03-2015 12:14 PM

    Dubai: Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena and England's Richard Kettleborough, on Friday, were appointed on-field umpires for the World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand on Sunday in Melbourne. "Kumar Dharmasena and Richard Kettleborough will be the two on-field umpires," the ICC said in a statement. Sri Lanka's Ranjan Madugalle...
  • 'Pretty Woman' cast reunites to celebrate its 25th anniversary 27-03-2015 11:40 AM

    Los Angeles: The cast of Pretty Woman were reunited on a TV show show, to celebrate the film's 25th anniversary. Stars Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hector Elizondo and Laura San Giacomo joined director Garry Marshall for a chat with Matt Lauer of the "Today" show about how they all came...
  • 1984 riots: Court to consider closure report against Tytler on April 22 27-03-2015 11:19 AM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday fixed April 22 for hearing CBI's closure report in a case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The hearing could not take place on Friday as Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Saurabh Pratap Singh Laler was not...
  • PM Modi, Kailash Satyarthi among world's greatest leaders: Fortune 27-03-2015 11:13 AM

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi have been named among the 50 greatest leaders in the world by Fortune magazine in its annual list of "extraordinary" men and women transforming business, government and philanthropy. Modi is ranked 5th on the 2015 roster of 'World's Greatest...
  • ICC wary of expansion but keen on cracking US frontier 27-03-2015 09:51 AM

    Sydney: International Cricket Council chief executive David Richardson has warned of the dangers of the game "spreading itself too thin" but said officials were still keen for the sport to fully establish itself in the United States. The 2019 World Cup in England is set to feature 10 teams, four...
  • AAP's Yogendra Yadav releases 'conditional' resignation letter 27-03-2015 09:38 AM

    New Delhi: AAP leader Yogendra Yadav on Friday made public a "note", jointly written with Prashant Bhushan, which he had sent to the party on March 17 claiming that they had proposed their resignation from all party posts conditional to acceptance of their demands. Countering the claim made by Arvind...
  • World Cup: Kiwi fans hit back at Matthew Hayden MCG jibe 27-03-2015 09:38 AM

    Sydney: New Zealand fans poked fun on Friday at Matthew Hayden after the former Australian batsman suggested the Black Caps would be overawed by the huge dimensions of the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the World Cup final. New Zealand go into the championship match on a run of eight wins...
  • Sensex breaks 7-day losing trend, but volatility continues 27-03-2015 09:21 AM

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex on Friday ended at 27,458.64, up by a marginal 1.06 points to technically snap the seven-session losing streak in a highly volatile trade amid continuing geo-political tensions. The NSE Nifty, however, settled the day in the red at 8,341.40, ending the week on a negative...
  • Rupee rebounds 26 paise against dollar; snaps 2-day losses 27-03-2015 09:19 AM

    Mumbai: Snapping its two-day losing streak, the rupee today recovered 26 paise to end at 62.41 against the American currency on fresh selling of dollars by banks and exporters amid weakness in the greenback overseas. The rupee resumed lower at 62.80 as against the yesterday's closing level of 62.67 on...