Press-Trust-of-India

  • Idea lets rivals Airtel, Vodafone use its airwaves up to January 15 27-11-2014 11:30 AM

    New Delhi: As Bharti Airtel and Vodafone prepare to shift their network to newly allotted spectrum, rival Idea Cellular has agreed to let them use its airwaves in 900 MHz band for a period up to January 15. The arrangement, which has no financial implication, is for only 45 days....
  • India-made messaging app Catch It to go global 27-11-2014 11:20 AM

    Singapore: "Catch It" will be the first India-made app to be marketed globally, its Gurgaon-based producer said. Catch It, which enables users to share images, videos, contacts other communications, was among the six finalist apps in the first SingTel Group-Samsung Regional Mobile App Challenge announced yesterday. "Catch It is designed...
  • Coal scam: CBI files case diary in sealed cover 27-11-2014 11:16 AM

    New Delhi: CBI on Thursday filed the case diary and crime files in a sealed cover in a coal blocks allocation case related to Hindalco before a special court, complying with its order. The court has now fixed the matter for consideration of CBI's closure report filed in the case...
  • Huge quantity of explosives recovered in Guwahati 27-11-2014 11:00 AM

    Guwahati: A large quantity of explosives were today recovered from a vehicle in the capital city where security has been tightened ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit on November 29. Three cartons containing gelatin sticks, detonators and cordex wire hidden inside gunny bags were recovered during routine checking of...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board declares Ahmed Shehzad fit 27-11-2014 10:58 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has said that opener, Ahmed Shehzad has recovered from his head injury and will be considered for the one-day and T20 series against New Zealand starting next month. An official said that the medical panel of the board which includes senior manager medical, Dr Sohail...
  • Indian-origin ISIS member poses with AK-47 and his newborn, posts a picture on Twitter 27-11-2014 10:18 AM

    London: A 31-year-old Indian-origin Islamic State suspect, who is fighting in Syria, has posted a picture of him on Twitter posing with an AK-47 rifle and his new born baby. Abu Rumaysah who was born as Siddhartha Dhar, posted the photo on Twitter this morning, proudly showcasing his pleasure that...
  • More than 15-year-old vehicles not permitted to ply in Delhi: NGT 27-11-2014 09:58 AM

    New Delhi: Dismayed at increasing air pollution in the national capital, the National Green Tribunal on Wednesday held that all vehicles which were more than 15 years old would not be permitted to ply on the city roads. A bench, headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, also directed that...
  • Siddharth: Everything that I am, is because I wanted it. I'm a self-made man 27-11-2014 09:43 AM

    Chennai: Actor Siddharth, who has starred in a number of Bollywood and Tamil films, says he is a self-made man. "I don't believe in luck. I'm a self-made man, be it being an actor, or a producer or a singer. None of my family members where in this (field) before...
  • Rupee gains 4 paise against dollar in early trade 27-11-2014 09:32 AM

    Mumbai: The rupee strengthened by 4 paise to 61.80 against the dollar in early trade on Thursday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on increased selling of the US currency by exporters and banks amid sustained foreign capital inflows. Forex dealers said besides increased selling of the American currency by exporters...
  • Pakistan: Police recover 33 minor girls from Karachi home 27-11-2014 08:18 AM

    Karachi: Police in Pakistan's biggest city have recovered 33 minor girl students of a religious seminary who had apparently been handed over to a family by a teacher and a supervisor of the madrassa over non-payment of a debt. Acting on a complaint filed by the local residents, police raided...
  • 72% of rape accused are victims' boyfriends: Mumbai Police Commissioner 27-11-2014 07:45 AM

    Mumbai: As much as 71.9 per cent of the accused facing rape charges in Mumbai are alleged to have lured their victims on the pretext of marriage, according to a review of such cases reported till October 2014. Data compiled by police shows that of the 542 rape cases filed...
  • New system to check suspicious passengers at airport from Thursday 27-11-2014 12:09 AM

    New Delhi: An electronic system for alerting authorities about suspicious travellers will be launched on Thursday at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The new electronic Indian Customs Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) has been developed by the National Informatics Centre with the help of the Directorate General of Systems under...
  • New Jersey: Indian-origin hiker snapped photos of bear that killed him 27-11-2014 12:02 AM

    New York: An Indian-origin student, who was killed by a bear while hiking in New Jersey, snapped photos of the 160-kilogram beast before it mauled him to death. Darsh Patel, a Rutgers University student, was attacked by a black bear at the Apshawa Preserve in West Milford in September. West...
  • Pune seal first ever Champions Tennis League title with 27-23 win over Delhi 27-11-2014 12:00 AM

    New Delhi: Cyprus star Marcos Baghdatis subdued world number 16 Kevin Anderson in the crucial men's singles as Pune Marathas lifted the inaugural Champions Tennis League (CTL) trophy with a 27-23 victory over Delhi Dreams in the final on Wednesday. Anderson served big but Baghdatis used all his experience to...
  • J&K polls: 195 candidates file nominations for 4th phase 26-11-2014 11:12 PM

    Jammu: A total of 195 candidates have filed their nominations for the fourth phase of polls to be held in 18 Assembly constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir on December 14. As the deadline for the filing of nominations closed on Wednesday, a total of 195 candidates have filed their papers...
  • Bird flu: Tamil Nadu halts transportation of chicken from Kerala 26-11-2014 11:08 PM

    Chennai: With the outbreak of avian flu in neighbouring Kerala, Tamil Nadu Government on Wednesday announced a series of measures to prevent its spread in the state, including suspending transportation of chicken and destroying eggs meant for hatching. Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, who chaired a review meeting with his senior...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya wants review of cricketers' safety gear 26-11-2014 10:44 PM

    Kolkata: In the wake of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes' critical head injury, former ICC president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Wednesday suggested a review of cricketer's safety gears like helmet. "I feel that the safety factor of the modern day cricket gears and equipment needs to be evaluated in order to assess...
  • ISL: Slepicka brace helps FC Goa crush Kerala Blasters FC 3-0 26-11-2014 09:46 PM

    Substitute Miroslav Slepicka scored a brace as FC Goa thrashed Kerala Blasters 3-0 to move to the third spot in the Indian Super League on Wednesday. After a barren first half, FC Goa scored through Slepicka (63th, 79th) and man of the match Andre Santos (69th). Goa could have won...
  • Helmets not must for Sikh women, it's optional: Delhi government to HC 26-11-2014 09:01 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court was on Wednesday informed by the city government that Sikh women have been exempted from wearing helmets while driving two-wheelers or riding pillion. The Delhi Transport Department told the bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw that it has made...
  • Pakistan stalls India-backed SAARC pacts, Modi to hold bilateral meeting with all but Sharif 26-11-2014 08:10 PM

    Kathmandu: Pakistan's intransigence on Wednesday came in the way of the SAARC Summit failing to sign agreements on greater connectivity among the eight member nations on its opening day marked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking the members to fulfill their commitment to combat terrorism. As the opening of the...
  • Mumbai's coastal security in God's hands: Shiv Sena 26-11-2014 07:29 PM

    Thane: Shiv Sena on Wednesday alleged that even six years after terrorists intruded into Mumbai via a sea route and launched a spate of killings, the maritime security of the region continues to be at "God's mercy" due to "lax" attitude of government. "Security of the coastal region of Mumbai...
  • World Snooker Championships: Pankaj Advani advances, Kamal Chawla exits 26-11-2014 06:36 PM

    Bengaluru: Star Indian cueists Pankaj Advani and Manan Chandra on Wednesday stormed into the last-32 stage as Kamal Chawla crashed out of the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championships at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium. The 2003 world champion Advani overpowered young Tomasz Skalski 4-2, but not before he faced the...
  • IPL COO Sundar Raman calls for security rethink on cricket pitch 26-11-2014 06:35 PM

    Indian Premier League (IPL) chief operating officer Sundar Raman has called for a rethink on security on the cricket pitch following the critical head injury to Australian opener Phil Hughes. "I think there's lots of rethinking that needs to happen about bouncers, about protection, about general safety in cricket," said...
  • PM Modi meets Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa, thanks him for Indian fishermen release 26-11-2014 06:19 PM

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a bilateral meeting with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during which he thanked him for pardoning and sending back five Indian fishermen, who were sentenced to death for alleged drug trafficking. During the meeting, which lasted for nearly 30 minutes, the two...
  • How did a 10-month pregnant Emily Blunt save Meryl Streep's life on the sets of 'Into the Woods'? 26-11-2014 06:02 PM

    London: Actor James Corden has revealed he feared Meryl Streep was going to die when they filmed upcoming musical fantasy film 'Into the Woods'. The 36-year-old actor said he could not help but also worry about his own future when his veteran co-star caught her shoe on her dress as...
  • Pakistan: Man pours acid down wife's throat over trivial issues 26-11-2014 05:51 PM

    Lahore: A 25-year-old married woman in Pakistan's Punjab province is battling for her life after her husband allegedly poured acid down her throat following an argument over trivial domestic issues. The incident occurred on Tuesday in Kot Addu tehsil of Muzaffargarh district, some 400 kilometres from Lahore. Victim Gulnaz's husband...
  • We want the entire country to be behind Sarita Devi: Sachin Tendulkar 26-11-2014 05:48 PM

    Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday discussed the way forward with Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and urged the entire country to support boxer L Sarita Devi, who is facing a possible life ban from AIBA for refusing her bronze medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. Sarita Devi lost in...
  • Rohit Roy admires brother Ronit Roy's talent 26-11-2014 05:47 PM

    Panaji: Actor Rohit Roy says his elder brother Ronit is a "pot of talent" with the kind of work the 'Udaan' star is doing in film and television industry. Ronit has achieved excellence with his acting prowess, said Rohit who attended the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here...
  • India commemorates 26/11 Mumbai attack on 6th anniversary, still 'endless' pain: PM Modi 26-11-2014 05:34 PM

    Mumbai/New Delhi: India on Wednesday commemorated the sixth anniversary of the Mumbai attack with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders paying homage to the victims, recalling the "horror" over which the country still felt "endless pain" for the loss of 166 lives. The Indian government also voiced concern over...
  • Over 200 Indian fishermen in Pakistan custody, says Sushma Swaraj 26-11-2014 05:28 PM

    New Delhi: Over 200 Indian fishermen are presently in Pakistan's custody, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said. "In respect to Pakistan, as per figures provided by Pakistan authorities on July 1, 2014 under a bilateral information exchange mechanism, there are 210 Indian fishermen and 37 fishermen believed to...