Press Trust Of India

  • Anurag Kashyap has this reputation of being intense but he like a teddy bear: Ranbir Kapoor 28-04-2015 04:26 PM

    Mumbai: As someone who has teamed up with some of the best directors in Bollywood, Ranbir Kapoor says he considers himself as good as the filmmaker he is working with. The 32-year-old actor, who will be next seen in the role of a street-fighter trying to make it big in...
  • Paralympic Committee of India suspended by government 28-04-2015 04:25 PM

    The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) has been suspended with immediate effect for an unlimited period of time following poor management in the conduct of 15th National Para Athletics Championship 2015. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the PCI was fully responsible for the lack of facility required for differently-abled athletes...
  • Tennis: Divij Sharan, Karunuday Singh advance at China International 28-04-2015 04:07 PM

    Anning: Indian qualifier Divij Sharan saved a match point against local wild card Wei Qiang Zheng in a three-set contest, while Karunuday Singh ousted eighth seed David Perez Sanz to move to the singles second round of the China International 2015 on Tuesday. The left-handed Indian came from behind to...
  • Check accountability then donate for quake victims: Manisha Koirala 28-04-2015 03:48 PM

    Mumbai: Nepal-born Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala has asked people to double check the credibility of the donation organisations before sending money and relief items for earthquake-hit victims. A powerful earthquake, measuring 7.9 on Richter scale, flattened houses and buildings in Nepal last week, killing over 4,350 people so far. "I...
  • 5.5 magnitude quake jolts Pakistan's northwest 28-04-2015 01:24 PM

    Peshawar: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted various parts of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province today, triggering panic among the people. The epicentre of the quake was in the Hindukush mountain ranges near Tajikistan border at a depth of 144 kilometres, an official of the Pakistan...
  • G Sathiyan enters men singles main draw at World TT Championships 28-04-2015 12:20 PM

    Suzhou, China: India's G Sathiyan continued his good show and qualified for the main draw of the men's singles event at the World Table Tennis Championships on Tuesday. Sathiyan, ranked 188 in the world, beat Felipe Olivares of Chile 11-7, 11-8, 11-8, 11-4 in his final qualifying round match to...
  • Anil Ambani led Reliance Power terminates 3,960 MW Tilaiya UMPP 28-04-2015 10:47 AM

    New Delhi: Anil Ambani led Reliance Power on Tuesday said it has terminated the contract for Rs 36,000 crore Tilaiya ultra mega power project in Jharkhand over inordinate delays in land acquisition. The firm had, in August 2009, won rights to set up a 3,960 MW power plant at Hazaribagh...
  • TMC heading towards a massive win in Kolkata Municipal polls 28-04-2015 10:45 AM

    Kolkata: The ruling Trinamool Congress is surging ahead by a massive lead in the civic polls of the state by leading in 80 seats of the 144-member Kolkata Municipal Corporation board and 67 of the 91 municipalities of the state. Left Front was leading in 13 seats and the Congress...
  • Indian women crush Poland in World Chess championship 28-04-2015 10:28 AM

    Chengdu, China: With medal out of contention, the Indian women's team came up with a superlative performance to win 3.5-0.5 against a strong Polish team in the 8th and penultimate round of World Women Team Chess Championship on Tuesday. D Harika drew on the second board while Koneru Humpy scored...
  • No contact with home, Nepalese consulate staff a worried lot 28-04-2015 10:16 AM

    Kolkata: Officials of the Nepalese Consulate are spending sleepless nights as they have not been able to get in touch with their families back home since Saturday, when the massive earthquake jolted the Himalayan country and killed over 4000 people. "I have not been able to contact my family since...
  • Rupee gains 12 paise against dollar in early trade 28-04-2015 09:58 AM

    Mumbai: The rupee strengthened by 12 paise at 63.36 against the US dollar in early trade on Tuesday at Interbank Foreign Exchange on increased selling of the American currency by exporters. Forex dealers said besides selling of the Greenback by exporters, a higher opening in the domestic equity market, supported...
  • Sensex up 219 points, Nifty ends at 8286 28-04-2015 09:55 AM

    Mumbai: The Sensex ended up 219.39 points or 0.8 per cent at 27396.38 and the Nifty was up 71.80 points or 0.9 per cent at 8285.60. About 1650 shares advanced, 1086 shares declined and 146 shares were unchanged. Banks made a superb comeback led by ICICI Bank (up 8 per...
  • Earthquake toll over 4,350; Nepal PM says rescue operations not effective 28-04-2015 09:44 AM

    Kathmandu: The death toll in the devastating earthquake that has rocked Nepal climbed to over 4,350 on Tuesday with more than 8,000 others injured, as Prime Minister Sushil Koirala admitted that the rescue and relief operations have not been effective. Crisis loomed over quake-hit Nepal with an acute shortage of...
  • IPL 8: Inconsistent KKR face stiff CSK challenge 28-04-2015 08:26 AM

    Chennai: Enduring an erratic campaign so far, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders face a stiff challenge when they take on the smooth-sailing Chennai Super Kings in an IPL match on Tuesday. KKR are currently placed third on the points table with three wins, two losses and one abandoned match. CSK,...
  • Ramdev adopts 500 children orphaned in Nepal earthquake 27-04-2015 11:57 PM

    Haridwar: Yoga guru Ramdev on Monday adopted 500 children orphaned in the earthquake-hit Nepal and said he will render all possible help to them up to fifth standard. "Yoga guru Ramdev adopted 500 orphan children in Nepal. Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust will provide immediate accommodation to them along with education, housing,...
  • Nepal earthquake: Operations taking time and difficult than Kashmir 27-04-2015 11:47 PM

    Kathmandu: The NDRF on Monday said conducting salvage operations in the earthquake-hit Himalayan country is becoming a "time consuming" affair as the collapse pattern of the buildings in Kathmandu is much different and unique from what the force has experienced earlier. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General OP Singh,...
  • IPL 8: All-round Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kings XI Punjab by 20 runs 27-04-2015 11:36 PM

    Mohali: Pace spearhead Trent Boult led the way with three wickets after David Warner's brisk half-century laid the foundation as Sunrisers Hyderabad recorded a 20-run win over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League on Monday. Asked to bat, opener Warner top-scored with a 41-ball 58 to lift Sunrisers...
  • WHO gives emergency health kits, funds to earthquake-hit Nepal 27-04-2015 11:19 PM

    New Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) has handed over four emergency health kits comprising medicines and medical supplies and USD 1,75,000 to meet the immediate health needs of quake hit people of Nepal. "Within hours of the tragedy, WHO disbursed medical supplies to cover the health needs of 40,000...
  • New Income Tax Return forms: Special team to re-draft format after criticism 27-04-2015 11:07 PM

    New Delhi: The new format of Income Tax Return (ITR) forms that was withdrawn by the government in the wake of complaints over providing details of foreign trips and domestic bank accounts is being revised to make it simpler. "The new ITR format has been put into revision and it...
  • I-League: Pune FC down United SC 3-2 in a thriller 27-04-2015 10:52 PM

    Loni: Pune FC fought back from a goal down to defeat United SC 3-2 in a thrilling U19 I-League final phase encounter at the DSK Football Field on Monday. In a hard-fought game, striker Biswajit Sarkar (10th minute) gave United SC an early lead before Pune FC struck thrice towards...
  • Roger Federer still fears 'difficult to beat' Rafael Nadal at French Open 27-04-2015 10:09 PM

    Istanbul: Switzerland's 17-times Grand Slam winner Roger Federer said on Monday that he still believed Rafael Nadal was the favourite to win the French Open next month despite the Spanish star's troubled start to the clay court season. Federer, who took his sole French Open title in 2009, this week...
  • Facebook asks people to contribute for Nepal quake victims, says will match the donations 27-04-2015 10:08 PM

    New Delhi: Social networking giant Facebook on Monday said it will match the donations made by people to International Medical Corps for victims of Nepal earthquake, up to $2 million. "Donate to International Medical Corps today and Facebook will match your donation. Facebook will match your donation up to $2...
  • Delhi to get 1,000 Wi-Fi hotspots by February next year 27-04-2015 10:04 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party government on Monday said that it would provide 1,000 Wi-Fi hotspots by February next year across the national capital. The Government is also contemplating providing Wi-Fi in 5,000 buses of Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and also lay a common fibre infrastructure in the city....
  • Facebook to match donations made for Nepal earthquake victims 27-04-2015 09:50 PM

    New Delhi: Social networking giant Facebook on Monday said it will match the donations made by people to International Medical Corps for victims of Nepal earthquake, up to USD 2 million. "Donate to International Medical Corps today and Facebook will match your donation. Facebook will match your donation up to...
  • Goa court seeks update on absconding former Minister Fransisco Miccky Pacheco 27-04-2015 09:47 PM

    Panaji: Goa Police on Monday said they have been unable to trace absconding former Minister Fransisco Miccky Pacheco who has been convicted in an assault case and faces arrest as a local court sought update on the case. The court asked police to update it tomorrow about steps taken to...
  • Essel Group denies to set up parallel cricket boards 27-04-2015 09:26 PM

    Mumbai: The Essel Group today rebutted news reports that it was setting up parallel cricket boards across different countries in collaboration with Ten Sports Network but said it was now geared up to enter the sports business at a global level, focusing on cricket. "Our research reflects that there is...
  • Chittoor firing case: Director General of Police orders hand-over of records to SIT 27-04-2015 09:16 PM

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police Jasti Venkata Ramudu on Monday directed that all the records pertaining to the killing of 20 people in Seshachalam forest be handed over to the Special Investigation Team (SIT). "Today the DGP directed the superintendent of police Tirupati (urban) to hand over all...
  • Chief Justice of India refuses to be part of panel to select NJAC members, Supreme Court told 27-04-2015 09:02 PM

    New Delhi: Lending a new twist, Chief Justice of India HL Dattu has refused to attend a meeting with the Prime Minister and opposition leader of the selection committee of the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) till the validity of the law is upheld, a development the AG called a...
  • Fresh tremor jolts West Bengal, death toll in India rises to 72 27-04-2015 09:02 PM

    New Delhi: A fresh tremor of magnitude 5.1 jolted parts of West Bengal on Monday evening triggering panic even as the death toll in India from Saturday's powerful earthquake in Nepal rose to 72. As India intensified relief and rescue operations in quake-hit Nepal and launched a national disaster helpline...
  • India to do everything possible to help Nepal: Rajnath Singh 27-04-2015 08:56 PM

    New Delhi: India will do everything possible to help Nepal, which was ravaged by a major earthquake on Saturday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday. "Nepal is our neighbour and we also have cultural relations with it. We have been making all possible efforts from our side. "We had...