Press-Trust-of-India

  • After Indo-US summit on Mars, Obama-Modi meet on earth 01-10-2014 12:23 AM

    Washington: Noting that he and President Barack Obama were meeting just days after the Indian and the US missions reached Mars, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that after the Indo-US summit on the Red Planet, it's the turn of the leaders of the two nations to meet here...
  • Modi seeks easier access for Indian services cos to US economy 01-10-2014 12:20 AM

    Washington: Expressing confidence that their bilateral economic ties would improve further, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought easier access for Indian service companies to the US economy during his talks with President Barack Obama. Modi, who has met with a galaxy of American corporate leaders during his five-day visit,...
  • India's food security concern at WTO needs solution: Modi 30-09-2014 11:48 PM

    New York: Emphasising that India supports trade facilitation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday told US President Barack Obama that a solution must be found on its concerns over food security at the WTO. Modi had an "open discussion" on WTO (World Trade Organisation) issue with Obama during their summit...
  • India, US agree in principle to renew defence pact 30-09-2014 11:07 PM

    Washington: India and US have in principle agreed to extend their defence agreement for another 10 years which will take forward the cooperation between the two countries in the crucial area. Sources in the Department of Defence said, "we are still negotiating the framework agreement (defence) but have not finished."...
  • PCB not happy with Dubai's bouncy tracks for Australia series 30-09-2014 10:52 PM

    Karachi: The PCB is not satisfied with reported comments made by the chief curator at the Dubai Sports city that a bouncy pitch has been prepared for the Test series between Pakistan and Australia. The PCB has reacted to comments by Tony Hemmings that he had prepared a bouncy track...
  • Government ready to help women continue research post marriage: Jitendra Singh 30-09-2014 10:19 PM

    Chandigarh: The central government, under its 'mid-career scheme', is prepared to help all those young women who want to continue their research work after marriage, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday. "Women whose research work gets discontinued after marriage and...
  • Voting through paper ballot a possibility in three seats: CEC 30-09-2014 10:14 PM

    Mumbai: Three constituencies in Marathwada could see voting through paper ballot instead of the Electronic Voting Machines on October 15 Maharashtra assembly polls if the total number of candidates in each of them exceeds 63. These constituencies are Bhokar, Nanded South and Nanded North. At Bhokar, where former Chief Minister...
  • BJP will get absolute majority in Maharashtra polls: Prakash Javadekar 30-09-2014 10:10 PM

    Nashik: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday that BJP will get an absolute majority in the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections. "People will vote for good governance and stable government. They will vote for BJP and we will get an absolute majority in the state Assembly elections. People...
  • Find practical solutions for better urban development: Venkaiah Naidu 30-09-2014 10:00 PM

    Jaipur: Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday asked urban bodies to identify challenges and find practical solutions in order to deliver better services to the people. Naidu also laid emphasis on bringing transparency and accountability in the system to improve quality of service. Speaking at the inaugural...
  • RBI unveils more measures to deepen trading in bond market 30-09-2014 09:56 PM

    Mumbai: To boost trading in bonds, RBI on Tuesday said that it will gradually lower the ceiling on government securities that can be held-to-maturity (HTM) by banks to 22 per cent, from 24 per cent, beginning January. The apex bank also announced it will extend the period that foreign investors...
  • US Defence Secretary meets Modi; discusses defence cooperation 30-09-2014 09:50 PM

    Washington: US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed issues relating to defence cooperation and combating terrorism. The US Defence Secretary called on Modi at the Blair House here where the visiting dignitary is staying. "Issues of the day - Ebola and Terror...
  • India, China end border standoff in eastern Ladakh 30-09-2014 09:49 PM

    New Delhi: India and China have "successfully terminated" the over three-week long standoff of its troops in Chumar and Demchok areas in eastern Ladakh and will hold a meeting on border affairs next month, the government said on Tuesday. As per understanding reached between India and China, the two sides...
  • Clean-up of Dwarka by civic agencies not upto mark: Delhi HC 30-09-2014 09:39 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday observed that while the civic agencies have done some work towards cleaning up Dwarka, it is "not upto the mark" and questioned "why can't you get self-galvanised". "You have only done cosmetic work. You have done something, but that is not good...
  • NIA files charge sheet against 6 for Planting of bomb under Narayanasamy's car 30-09-2014 09:32 PM

    New Delhi: The NIA on Tuesday filed charge sheet against six suspected members of banned Tamil Nadu Liberation Army for allegedly planting a pipe bomb under a car parked in front of former Union minister V Narayanasamy's Puducherry residence in January. The charge sheet was filed in the special NIA...
  • Constable recruitment paper leak case solved: Delhi Police 30-09-2014 09:28 PM

    New Delhi: Crime Branch on Tuesday claimed to have cracked the Delhi Police Constable Recruitment examination paper leak case in May this year, with the arrest of 27 people from four states. The four month long investigation also revealed that the question paper, which was circulated among 'clients' through WhatsApp,...
  • Petrol price cut by 65 paisa; diesel rate to wait for PM Modi's return 30-09-2014 09:19 PM

    New Delhi: Petrol price was on Tuesday cut by 54 paisa a litre, but the first reduction in diesel rates in over five years was put off until the return of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the US. State-owned oil firms, which skipped raising rates on September 16 even though...
  • BJP will bring back one-party era with absolute majority: Rajiv Pratap Rudy 30-09-2014 09:04 PM

    Nagpur: The BJP will get absolute majority by winning more than 180 seats in upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra and install a first single-party government after a span of 25 years, senior BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said on Tuesday. "For the first time after a long spell of 25...
  • PM to hit campaign trail in Maharashtra, Haryana on October 4 30-09-2014 08:49 PM

    New Delhi: As BJP seeks to wrest control of Haryana and Maharashtra from Congress in October 15 assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the party's campaign in the two states from October 4. BJP sources said party veterans LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi will also campaign in...
  • Positive change taking place under Modi's leadership: Venkaiah Naidu 30-09-2014 08:41 PM

    Hyderabad: The country has seen a turnaround since the Narendra Modi-led BJP government came to power at the Centre, with GDP growth rate rising to 5.6 per cent and other development parameters looking up, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday. "Change is definitely happening. Development growth rate rose...
  • Assam flood toll rises to 43; nearly six lakh affected 30-09-2014 08:36 PM

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam continued to remain grim with report of one more death on Tuesday, taking the toll to 43 so far, while nearly six lakh people are affected in the natural disaster. According to the daily flood report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), one...
  • Hindus in Pakistan town struggle to maintain religious ethos 30-09-2014 08:11 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistani Hindus in Thul, a town which once narrated stories of amity between Hindus and Muslims, are facing difficulty to maintain its pluralistic religious ethos due to increasing intolerance, forced conversions of teenage girls, among others, media said on Tuesday. The Hindu community that once constituted nearly half the...
  • Disinvestment proceeds spent only to meet fiscal deficit: CPM 30-09-2014 08:06 PM

    New Delhi: Countering government's justification for divesting stakes of PSUs, CPI(M) has said that the disinvestment proceeds were only being spent to meet fiscal deficit instead of being used for capital expenditure and social sector schemes. "Fact remains that the government is losing dividend income more and more as it...
  • Goa CM Parikkar asked to fast-track resumption of iron ore mining 30-09-2014 08:01 PM

    Panaji: People dependent on mining industry have asked the Goa government to fast-track resumption of iron ore mining in the state post Supreme Court lifting the ban. The development comes exactly a day before the Goa state cabinet's scheduled meeting on Wednesday, which is likely to unveil its mining policy,...
  • CLT20:Perth Scorchers beat Lahore Lions, Chennai Super Kings reach semis 30-09-2014 08:00 PM

    Bangalore: Perth Scorchers' Mitchell Marsh not just stopped Lahore Lions from making it to the semi-finals of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 with a three-wicket win in their last group match on Tuesday but also paved the way for Chennai Super Kings' entry into the last-four stage. Marsh scored an...
  • NCP withdrew support in Maharashtra with eye on Union Cabinet: Prithviraj Chavan 30-09-2014 07:55 PM

    Tuljapur: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday charged that NCP had withdrawn support to his government with an eye on Union Cabinet berths and as part of a "game plan" worked out with BJP. "NCP has given the state (which is under central rule) to BJP by withdrawing...
  • US nod to build LNG plant that will ship fuel to India 30-09-2014 07:50 PM

    Washington: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with President Barack Obama, the US has approved construction of a liquefied natural gas project that will ship the fuel to India. US regulators gave the final approval yesterday for Dominion Resources to build the east coast's first natural gas liquefaction plant...
  • Cut in petrol, diesel price put off till PM Modi's return from US 30-09-2014 07:46 PM

    New Delhi: Diesel price is likely to be cut by about Re 1 per litre, the first reduction in rates in over five years, while petrol price may be slashed by around 55 paise after Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns from the US. Though on Tuesday is the scheduled fortnightly...
  • Ahead of Maharashtra polls, HC orders drive to remove illegal hoardings 30-09-2014 07:41 PM

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra assembly elections of October 15, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked all the municipal corporations and councils to conduct a special drive to remove illegal hoardings and banners. The division bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka said the drive should start immediately and continue...
  • Coalgate: CBI files closure report, clean chit to government servants 30-09-2014 07:37 PM

    New Delhi: CBI on Tuesday filed a revised closure report regarding the role of public servants in a coal blocks allocation scam case in which Navbharat Power Pvt Ltd and others were earlier chargesheeted as accused. CBI, in its revised supplementary report, told Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar that during...
  • PM Modi to connect with people through radio on October 3 30-09-2014 07:31 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will connect with the people through radio on Friday when he will share his thoughts on a variety of issues. While deciding to reach out to the people through radio, Modi had sought suggestions from the public on the format as well as frequency...