Press-Trust-of-India

  • Congress leaders review political situation in Maharashtra 21-10-2014 07:41 AM

    Mumbai: After a crushing defeat in Maharashtra assembly elections, state Congress leaders met on Monday night to review the political situation. The meeting held at Gandhi Bhavan, the Congress party's office in South Mumbai, was attended by Maharashtra state unit Congress chief Manikrao Thakre, former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, senior...
  • No probe into 'big billion day' sale by Flipkart: Nirmala Sitharaman 21-10-2014 07:10 AM

    Bangalore: Union Commerce and Industries Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said there was no inquiry into complaints against e-commerce giant Flipkart of predatory prices of goods and unfair trade practices during its recent 'big billion day sale'. "I would like to state that no enquiry has been planned or proposed...
  • Pakistan suspends channel for airing programme against judiciary 20-10-2014 11:45 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday suspended a television channel for 15 days and imposed a fine of Rs 10 million for airing a derogatory programme against the judiciary. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA) suspended ARY News' license for a period of 15 days and imposed a fine of Rs...
  • CBSE schools brought under DSE for RTE Act implementation 20-10-2014 11:32 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Government has issued anotification bringing all schools affiliated to boards other than state boards under the control of its Director of School Education for implementation of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009. This was stated in a submission by Government Pleader Krishna...
  • ISL: We are raring to go for first home match, says Marco Materazzi 20-10-2014 10:39 PM

    Chennaiyin FC manager Marco Materazzi on Tuesday said that his players were raring to go for their first home match against Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League on Wednesday, even though weathermen predicted heavy rains. "They (Kerala Blasters) are a good side but we always try to do our...
  • Uttar Pradesh's Sudeep Tyagi to play for Saurashtra 20-10-2014 09:28 PM

    Uttar Pradesh medium-pacer Sudeep Tyagi has been included in Saurashtra's Ranji Trophy one-day team for the West Zone league starting in Ahmedabad on November 5. Also inducted in the squad is seamer Siddharth Trivedi, who is facing a one-year ban in connection with the IPL 2013 match-fixing scandal. "Jaydev Shah...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket defends decision to tour India 20-10-2014 09:22 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday defended its decision to send the national team for a tour of India next month amid criticism coming from certain quarters, saying that it was taken at the best interest of the game. SLC said it was a collective decision of its executive committee...
  • Saina Nehwal to spearhead Indian challenge at French Open Super Series 20-10-2014 09:18 PM

    Paris: London Olympic bronze medal winning shuttler Saina Nehwal will be spearhead the Indian challenge in the USD 275,000 French Open Super Series, starting on Tuesday. Seeded fifth in the tournament, Saina, will face Sashina Vignes Waran of France in the first round of women's singles while compatriot P V...
  • India win two gold medals in Para Asian Games 20-10-2014 09:12 PM

    Incheon: India opened their gold medal account with two track and field athletes bagging the yellow metal in a haul of six medals on the second day of competitions at the Para Asian Games on Tuesday. The Indians grabbed one silver and three medals also besides the two gold on...
  • Williams F1 test driver Susie Wolff to compete in Race of Champions 20-10-2014 08:15 PM

    London: The Race Of Champions is to feature its first female competitor as Williams F1 development driver Susie Wolff has signed up for the 2014 edition at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14. Originally from Oban in Scotland, Wolff spent seven years racing in Germany's DTM touring...
  • Hockey Champions Trophy online ticket sales begins 20-10-2014 08:06 PM

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Monday announced the commencement of online ticket sales for the much-awaited Hero Hockey Champions Trophy to be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha from December 6-14. Speaking about the development, HI president Narinder Batra said: "Within a year this is the third...
  • Natasa Stankovic: Despite being entertaining, I was shown less on 'Bigg Boss' 20-10-2014 06:37 PM

    Mumbai: Serbian model-actress Natasa Stankovic, who has been evicted from 'Bigg Boss 8', says she was very active on the show but was not shown much in the episodes. Stankovic is the third contestant to have been eliminated from the controversial reality show, after Sukirti Kandpal and Deepshikha Nagpal. The...
  • Mizoram footballer dies after injuring spinal cord 20-10-2014 06:05 PM

    Aizawl: Peter Biaksangzuala, a Mizoram footballer, has passed away after injuring his spinal cord while celebrating scoring a goal in the Mizoram Premier League. According to media reports, in an MPL match played between his side Bethlehem Vengthlang FC and Chanmari West FC, the 23-year-old Biaksangzuala celebrated his equaliser by...
  • BCCI Working Committee to discuss West Indies pullout today 20-10-2014 04:55 PM

    Hyderabad: The BCCI's all-powerful Working Committee will meet on Tuesday to decide on whether to impose a freeze on future West Indies tour and claim damages in the wake of the unprecedented move by the Caribbean team to pull out of the remainder of India tour because of the pay...
  • Uddhav Thackeray holds meeting with newly-elected Shiv Sena MLAs 20-10-2014 04:55 PM

    Mumbai: Even as the impasse over government formation in Maharashtra continues following a fractured mandate in the Assembly polls, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today held a meeting with the newly-elected legislators in Mumbai. "All the newly elected MLAs met Uddhavji today and they unanimously took a decision to give...
  • Nico Hulkenberg to continue with Force India in 2015 season 20-10-2014 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: Nico Hulkeberg will continue to race for Sahara Force India in the 2015 Formula One season, the team confirmed on Monday. The 27-year-old German had returned to Force India at the start of 2014 after spending a year with Sauber and has enjoyed a reasonably good season, finishing...
  • India has the highest number of smartwatch owners, second highest number of Google Glass owners 20-10-2014 02:34 PM

    New Delhi: Tech-savvy Indians have emerged as the most hooked on to gadgets globally with as many as 95 per cent finding their smartphones "critically important" while 75 per cent use their smartphone or tablet to book a hotel, says a survey by leading online travel firm Expedia. "The findings...
  • Troubled West Indies continue hunt for Head Coach 20-10-2014 02:27 PM

    St Johns: West Indies might be in neck deep trouble after their team's pull out of the India series, but that hasn't stopped its board from reviewing coaching applications for the senior team as the post is lying vacant after Ottis Gibson's departure in August. The West Indies Cricket Board...
  • Shia LaBeouf blames method acting for erratic behaviour 20-10-2014 02:06 PM

    London: Actor Shia LaBeouf says he likes to get into skin of his on-screen character which proves troublesome in real life. LaBeouf clashed with Alec Baldwin on the set of Broadway production 'Orphans'. The actor, however, said he was simply preparing for his role and did not hurt him intentionally,...
  • Motherhood was a risk; had to completely shift my priorities and not be apologetic: Jessica Alba 20-10-2014 01:38 PM

    London: Actress Jessica Alba, who is parent to two kids, says motherhood was a risk as it required her to put her career on hold, which she found scary. The 33-year-old actress, who has daughters Honor, six, and Haven, three, with husband Cash Warren, says it was difficult to take...
  • BCCI ignoring women's cricket, says WCAI secretary 20-10-2014 01:28 PM

    Mathura: Accusing the BCCI of ignoring women's cricket, Women's Cricket Association of India (WCAI) honorary general secretary Nutan Gavaskar has demanded the merger of the women's body with the all-powerful Indian board, which according to her was directed by the ICC eight years ago. "ICC should send its observers to...
  • China says Hong Kong protests an attempt to seek independence 20-10-2014 01:23 PM

    Beijing: China has termed the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong an attempt to seek self-determination and independence, as it grappled to deal with the student-led movement that has occupied parts of the financial hub for more than three weeks. For the first time, the ruling Communist Party's official organ the...
  • Australia lifts burqa segregation ban at Parliament House 20-10-2014 01:08 PM

    Melbourne: Australia on Monday dumped a controversial plan to make women wearing Burqa sit in separate sound-proof glass enclosures at Parliament House after Prime Minister Tony Abott's intervention. The backdown followed a decision on October 2 by House Speaker Bronwyn Bishop and Senate President Stephen Parry to have a different...
  • Imran khan says Pakistan Hindus can return after his party comes to power 20-10-2014 01:01 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's opposition leader Imran Khan has said that the Hindus who fled the country after being persecuted will return home if his party comes to power. "I am hopeful that people from Hindu community, who had fled Pakistan after facing atrocities, would return when Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) comes to...
  • 'Dhoom 3' becomes highest grossing foreign film of 2013 in Australia 20-10-2014 12:03 PM

    Melbourne: After collecting Rs 500 crore at the Indian box office, Aamir Khan-starrer 'Dhoom 3' has now become the highest grossing foreign film of 2013 in Australia and emerged as the first Bollywood film to win the award. The award was recently received by the film distributing Company Mind Blowing...
  • NCP Kerala unit unhappy over offer of support to BJP 20-10-2014 12:02 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Kerala, a component of the CPI(M)-led LDF, has conveyed its reservations to the central leadership over the offer of support to the BJP to form the government in Maharashtra. The state unit voiced objection to the "unilateral way" the support was offered by the...
  • Congress wins by-election in Manipur 20-10-2014 11:55 AM

    Imphal: Congress candidate Elangbam Dwijamani was on Monday declared elected from Hiyanglam Assembly constituency in Thoubal district of Manipur for which bypoll was held on October 17, state poll officials said. Dwijamani who had once represented the constituency, defeated his nearest rival Yumnam Radheshyam of Trinamool Congress by 1,829 votes,...
  • Indiana police detain man in deaths of 4 women 20-10-2014 11:49 AM

    Hammond (US): An Indiana man confessed to killing a woman whose body was found in a motel and told police where the bodies of three more women could be found, police have said. Police found the bodies of three women at different locations in Gary, Indiana, late Saturday and early...
  • Saketh Myneni, Ramkumar Ramanathan climb ATP singles rankings 20-10-2014 11:10 AM

    New Delhi: Riding on his maiden Challenger title win, Saketh Myneni on Monday leapfrogged 168 places to be ranked 283 in the ATP singles chart while Ramkumar Ramanathan achieved a career-best spot of 226 following his semi-final appearance at the just-concluded Indore Open. Saketh, who was ranked 451 coming into...
  • Virat Kohli climbs to 2nd, Bhuvneshwar in top 10 of ICC ODI rankings 20-10-2014 10:53 AM

    Dubai: Benefitting from his return to form in the abruptly-ended West Indies series, Indian batsman Virat Kohli claimed number two slot in the ICC rankings while swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar broke into top-10 for the first time in his career. Kohli scored 191 runs, including 127 in the final match,...