Press-Trust-of-India

  • Odisha likely to experience heavy rainfall 27-08-2014 03:47 PM

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha's southern and coastal districts are likely to experience heavy rainfall in view of a low pressure being created in the Bay of Bengal, a Met office bulletin said. "A cyclonic circulation over West Central Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood areas has turned into a low pressure that...
  • North Korea calls US 'human rights graveyard' over Ferguson 27-08-2014 02:51 PM

    Seoul: North Korea has joined the ranks of America's foes who have seized on riots in Missouri, saying the nation is the "graveyard of human rights" and should mind its own business rather than criticise others. The police shooting of an unarmed black teenager and subsequent crackdown on protesters in...
  • RJD chief Lalu Prasad undergoes heart surgery at a Mumbai hospital 27-08-2014 01:14 PM

    Mumbai: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad is undergoing two major heart surgeries - one to replace an aortic valve and the other to repair the aorta, at a hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday. "The surgery began this morning," a spokesperson for the Asian Heart Institute, located in suburban Bandra...
  • Seven countries join US in arming Kurds against ISIL 27-08-2014 12:13 PM

    Washington: Seven countries, including Italy, France and the UK, have joined the American effort to arm the Kurdish forces in northern Iraq against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a terrorist outfit that has gained control of large parts of Syria and Iraq. "In addition to support from the...
  • Tata partners Snapdeal to sell houses online 27-08-2014 10:04 AM

    New Delhi: Tata Value Homes, a real estate firm focussed on affordable housing, has partnered with e-commerce major Snapdeal to sell houses through the online marketplace model. As part of the partnership, about 1,000 homes across projects in cities like Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Chennai will be put up...
  • Xiaomi Redmi 1S: Registration for Xiaomi's cheapest smartphone in India begins; to go on sale from September 2 at Rs 5,999 27-08-2014 09:59 AM

    New Delhi: Following the successful flash sale of Mi 3 with eCommerce major Flipkart, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi said it will follow the same strategy for its new handset 'Redmi 1S', which will hit Indian shores on September 2. Priced at Rs 5,999, the second smartphone from Xiaomi's portfolio to...
  • Rupee down 4 paise against dollar in opening trade 27-08-2014 09:57 AM

    Mumbai: The rupee depreciated by four paise to 60.47 against the US currency in opening trade on Wednesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to dollar's gains against other currencies overseas. Forex dealers said besides dollar's gains against other currencies on positive economic data, month-end demand for the American...
  • Now you will see Beyonce, Antonio Banderas, Stevie Wonder making public service announcement on Doordarshan 27-08-2014 09:36 AM

    New Delhi: International celebrities like Beyonce, Nicole Kidman, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder and Antonio Bendaras will be seen on Doordarshan making public service announcement on the United Nation's Millennium Goals. The announcements will be made during a new programme which will be aired from August 29 at 9 PM, every...
  • National Award-winning actress Seema Biswas to make her debut on television with 'Maha Kumbh' 27-08-2014 08:55 AM

    Kochi: Bollywood actress Seema Biswas, who rose to fame with her compelling performance in Shekhar Kapur's 'Bandit Queen', will soon make her television debut with 'Maha Kumbh'. Confirming her foray into the small screen, Seema told reporters here that it was a new medium for her which was basically a...
  • Governors should resign when new govt takes over: Kalyan Singh 26-08-2014 11:22 PM

    Lucknow: Governor designate of Rajasthan Kalyan Singh on Tuesday said that with change of regime, governors appointed by the previous government should resign on their own. "Any new government has the right to appoint governors of its choice... and several governors, adhering to this tradition have already taken the praiseworthy...
  • Bengaluru Bulls prevail over Telugu Titans by a point 26-08-2014 10:43 PM

    Bangalore: Hosts Bengaluru Bulls defeated Telugu Titans 27-26 in a match that went down to the wire in the Star Sports Pro Kabbadi League at the Kanteevrava Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday. Though the Bulls gained five points taking their tally to 42, they have yet to qualify for the...
  • Modi to launch Jan Dhan Yojana on August 28; 1 crore bank accounts on day 1 26-08-2014 10:39 PM

    New Delhi: The government plans a mega launch of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 28, which is likely to see opening of one crore bank accounts on the first day itself. As many as 76 mega functions are being organised at...
  • Pakistan Taliban splits over method of functioning 26-08-2014 09:57 PM

    Peshawar: Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday suffered a major split as leading commanders of the banned outfit formed a splinter group, accusing its leadership of promoting personal and narrow objectives. Leaders of the new faction 'TTP Jamatul Ahrar' said that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan leadership was promoting personal and narrow objectives, resulting in...
  • Pak court orders filing of murder case against Nawaz Sharif, his brother 26-08-2014 09:49 PM

    Lahore: A Pakistani court on Tuesday ordered the registration of a murder case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and 19 others for their alleged role in the killing of 14 supporters of fiery anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri in Lahore. The Lahore High...
  • US plane diverted as passengers fight over seat reclining 26-08-2014 09:47 PM

    New York: A flight from Newark to Denver was diverted to Chicago after a mid-air brawl erupted when a man set up a gadget that would not let the woman in front of him recline in her seat and she tossed a cup of water in his face. The scuffle...
  • Air India's grand celebratory sale: Tickets at just Rs 100 26-08-2014 09:46 PM

    New Delhi: National carrier Air India on Wednesday will celebrate its merger with erstwhile Indian Airlines as 'Air India Day', offering tickets for Rs 100 for a limited period. "This is the first time the airline will be celebrating the 'Air India Day'. A function will be held to celebrate...
  • Usain Bolt to make maiden India visit 26-08-2014 09:39 PM

    Bangalore: Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt will make his maiden visit to India early next month, not to race but to compete in a cricket face-off against India discard Yuvraj Singh here. Both the Puma ambassadors are coming together for the event on September 2, organised by the sportswear giants...
  • Team India avoids media ahead of 2nd ODI 26-08-2014 09:38 PM

    Cardiff: Hit by controversies right through their troubled England tour, the Indian team management on Wednesday sought to stay clear of the media by not sending any player for the pre-match press conference ahead of the second ODI against the hosts. Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had created a flutter...
  • CBI custody of Saradha accused Debabrata Sarkar extended by three days 26-08-2014 09:21 PM

    Kolkata: A city court on Tuesday sent top East Bengal Club official Debabrata Sarkar, an accused in the Saradha chit fund scam, to further three days' CBI custody while it remanded main accused Sudipta Sen to judicial custody till September eight. The Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) Alipore Court sent...
  • Hyderabad Metro project to have 200 skywalks 26-08-2014 09:20 PM

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) on Tuesday said that it will construct 200 skywalks which will be linked to various metro stations, on the lines of Bangkok model. HMR Managing Director NVS Reddy told reporters at the sidelines of an event that as many as 200 skywalks (pedestrians elevated walkspace)...
  • Smriti Irani asks states for action plan on 'toilets for girls' goal 26-08-2014 09:20 PM

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday asked states to prepare an action plan for construction of toilets for girls in all government schools by July next year in keeping with the goal set up Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In his Independence Day speech, Modi had said that all...
  • Jet-Etihad Airways deal: SC seeks Centre reply on Subramanian Swamy's plea 26-08-2014 09:20 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought Centre's response within four weeks on pleas by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking Cabinet note concerning Jet-Etihad Airways deal and copy of the transcript of tapped telephonic conversation of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia in which she had allegedly talked about civil...
  • England haven't lost momentum owing to rain, says Joe Root 26-08-2014 09:08 PM

    Cardiff: England batsman Joe Root on Tuesday said that his side hasn't lost the momentum gained in the triumphant Test series as it prepares to take on India in the second ODI on Wednesday. The first ODI of the five-match series was abandoned in Bristol without a ball being bowled...
  • Saina progresses in World Badminton Championship; Kashyap bows out 26-08-2014 08:50 PM

    Copenhagen: London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal stormed into the third round of the World Badminton Championship with a commanding straight game win over Natalia Perminova of Russia in women's singles on Tuesday. Saina, seeded seventh, took just 31 minutes to dispose off Perminova 21-11, 21-9. The Indian had earlier...
  • Mithali Raj remains number one batswoman in ICC rankings 26-08-2014 08:10 PM

    Dubai: India captain Mithali Raj has retained the top spot in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) women's rankings for batters. Mithali maintained her reign on the top with scores of 34 and 30, respectively, to be the second-highest run-scorer for her side in the series India lost 0-2 in...
  • Heaviest cross-border firing since 1971 war, India lodges protest with Pakistan 26-08-2014 08:09 PM

    New Delhi/Jammu: India on Tuesday lodged a protest with Pakistan over escalating border ceasefire violations in the "heaviest" cross-border firing since the 1971 Indo-Pak war even as the two countries agreed to hold flag meetings to defuse the situation. The protest was lodged during the telephonic talks between the DGMOs...
  • Petition filed in SC to keep CBI Director Ranjit Sinha away from 2G case 26-08-2014 07:38 PM

    New Delhi: An application has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking its direction to CBI Director Ranjit Sinha to recuse himself from investigation and prosecution in 2G case, alleging that he is trying to protect some influential accused in the scam. The application, filed by an NGO, Centre for...
  • CBI files closure report in Tatra all-terrain vehicle scam 26-08-2014 07:33 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday filed a closure report in Tatra all-terrain vehicle, saying there was insufficient evidence to file a chargesheet in the case. The agency filed its closure report before Special CBI court here. CBI sources said the allegation that the all-terrain trucks were...
  • Illegal arms sale: SC voices anguish over Armymen being let off with reprimand 26-08-2014 07:14 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed its anguish over top-ranking Army officers being let off with minor punishment of "reprimand" and small fine for their involvement in illegal sale of weapons and kept its option open to order probe in all Army commands. Indicating that it may consider...