Press-Trust-of-India

  • 3 days after opening, 4 infants die in hospital's children's wing 24-11-2014 12:02 AM

    Ludhiana: Three days after the inauguration of a mother-child wing at the Ludhiana Civil Hospital, four new-born infants on Sunday died during the "process of delivery", which the families alleged were carried out by "class IV employees in the absence of gynaecologists". Ludhiana Civil Hospital head Subash Batta said that...
  • Shiv Sena: 'Principal opposition' in Maharashtra, BJP ally at Centre 23-11-2014 11:56 PM

    New Delhi: Amid reports of a possible rapprochement between BJP and Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, a senior Sena leader on Sunday said that his party would fully support Government agenda in Parliament session beginning on Monday and rumblings in Maharashtra will have no bearing on their relationship at the Centre....
  • Hillary Clinton would be a great president: Obama 23-11-2014 11:53 PM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama today said Hillary Clinton would be a formidable Democratic candidate and a great president if she decided to run for the 2016 election. Clinton, the former Secretary of State and the former First Lady, is widely expected to run for the 2016 presidential election, but...
  • Nobody stopping non-Gandhis from leading Congress: Digvijaya Singh 23-11-2014 11:36 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Sunday said that nobody was stopping any of its leaders, including P Chidambaram, from fighting party elections for becoming its chief, remarks which have renewed the controversy surrounding the issue. Promptly latching on to the remarks, BJP asked whether there were questions about...
  • Centre convenes all-party meet, seeks views on UPSC's CSAT 23-11-2014 11:33 PM

    New Delhi: Government on Sunday held an all-party meeting and asked leaders to give their views in a fortnight on the contentious Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), in a move to ward-off any renewed disruption in Parliament over the UPSC exam row. "We have decided to seek the views of...
  • Karnataka pip Bengal in a thriller to enter Vijay Hazare final 23-11-2014 11:12 PM

    Ahmedabad: Abhimanyu Mithun's brilliant bowling at death enabled defending champions Karnataka to edge out Bengal by six runs in a thrilling semi-final of the National One Day Championship for the Vijay Hazare Trophy, here on Sunday. Karnataka will meet Punjab in the final scheduled on Tuesday. Batting first, Karnataka scored...
  • Vijay Hazare trophy: Amitoze, Mandeep fifties take Punjab into final 23-11-2014 11:02 PM

    Ahmedabad: Delightful fifties from Amitoze Singh and Mandeep Singh helped Punjab canter to a seven-wicket win over Odisha and enter the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament final, here today. Punjab will take on Karnataka, who won a six-run cliffhanger against Bengal in the other semi-final, in the title clash on Tuesday...
  • Delhi Dreams beat Mumbai Tennis Masters in interesting CTL tie 23-11-2014 10:55 PM

    Mumbai: Delhi Dreams took a commanding 2-1 lead over Mumbai Tennis Masters in the best-of-five tie between the two teams in the Champions Tennis League encounter at the Kalina University Sports Complex here on Sunday. Delhi, who went into the game with two wins and a loss under their belt,...
  • Double points finish for Force India at season-ending Abu Dhabi GP 23-11-2014 10:52 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Sahara Force India ended the 2014 season on a high with Nico Hulkenberg finishing the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in sixth position just ahead of teammate Sergio Perez, here on Sunday. With double points on offer in the season-ending race at the majestic Yas Marina Circuit, Force India...
  • Pune still in contention for a place in CTL final 23-11-2014 10:46 PM

    Pune: Pune Marathas kept their hopes of making the final of the Champions Tennis League (CTL) alive with a comfortable 26-20 win over Bangalore Raptors in a South Zone match on Sunday. Thomas Enqvist made a bright start for Bangalore by beating Pat Cash 6-3 in the legends singles. Pune...
  • Muslims in India more prosperous than in Pakistan: BJP 23-11-2014 10:43 PM

    Poonch: Ahead of Assembly polls, BJP on Sunday attempted to strike a chord with the Muslim population here in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the Muslims in India were more prosperous as compared to the Muslims living in Pakistan. "Muslims living in India are more prosperous than the Muslims living in...
  • SAARC Standing Committee discusses terrorism, energy, poverty 23-11-2014 10:06 PM

    Kathmandu: Top diplomats of the eight-member SAARC grouping on Sunday discussed cooperation on a range of issues like combating terrorism, poverty alleviation, energy security and climate change. Foreign Secretary Sujata Singh and other top diplomats met at the 41st meeting of SAARC Standing Committee ahead of the 18th SAARC Summit...
  • Sports Minister, Vijender Singh want AIBA to be lenient on Sarita Devi 23-11-2014 10:01 PM

    New Delhi: Boxer L Sarita Devi on Sunday got support from Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Olympic bronze medallist pugilist Vijender Singh, who said that world body AIBA should take a lenient decision on her for refusing to accept her Asian Games medal after a controversial defeat. Sarita's career has...
  • ISL: Chennaiyin FC remain at top of table with 3-0 win against Mumbai City FC 23-11-2014 09:37 PM

    Mumbai: Chennaiyin FC produced a clinical performance and pumped in goals in the second half to thrash Mumbai City FC 3-0 to consolidate their position at the top of the table in Indian Super League at the DY Patil Stadium on Sunday. After much prodding and probing, Bruno Pelissari gave...
  • Pakistan to have 200 nuclear weapons by 2020: US think tank 23-11-2014 09:21 PM

    Washington: Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear weapons programme in the world and by 2020 it could have enough fissile material to produce more than 200 nuclear devices, a top American think tank has said. "Though many states are downsising their stockpiles, Asia is witnessing a buildup. Pakistan has the...
  • Campaign ends for first phase of polls in J&K, Jharkhand 23-11-2014 08:22 PM

    Srinagar/Ranchi: Campaigning for the first phase of polling on Tuesday for 15 assembly seats in Jammu and Kashmir and 13 Maoist-hit constituencies in Jharkhand ended on Sunday, with BJP hoping to continue its winning streak in the multi-cornered contests riding on the 'Modi wave'. 123 candidates are in the fray...
  • Gujarat: Husband kills wife, mother-in-law with the help of father-in-law 23-11-2014 08:14 PM

    Ahmedabad: A 52-year-old woman and her daughter were allegedly strangled to death by their respective husbands, following a discord between the daughter and her husband in Pasodara village of Kamrej taluka of Surat, police said on Sunday. After a heated argument, one Prakash Dobaria (34) with his father-in-law Vitthal Hirpara...
  • Minor's killing: Protestors block India-Bhutan road link 23-11-2014 07:27 PM

    Siliguri: Protesting against the alleged rape and murder of a teenage girl, local residents Sunday blocked the SAARC Road in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, snapping the Indo-Bhutan road link, police said. The body of 16-year-old girl, who had gone to Bhutan to work as a maid, was found Saturday night...
  • Muslim clerics meet in Iran to counter extremists 23-11-2014 07:25 PM

    QOM, Iran: Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries are gathering in Iran's holy city of Qom to develop a strategy to combat extremists including the Islamic State group that has captured large parts of Iraq and Syria. Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, the chief organizer of the conference, appealed...
  • Iraq court sentences Sunni ex-MP to death for murder 23-11-2014 07:21 PM

    Baghdad: An Iraqi court sentenced former Sunni MP Ahmed al-Alwani to death today for murder, a spokesman said, a verdict that could damage Baghdad's relationship with a powerful tribe battling jihadists. Alwani is a member of the Albu Alwan tribe, members of which are fighting against the Islamic State (IS)...
  • Local BJP leader held for TMC worker's murder 23-11-2014 07:18 PM

    Suri (WB): Local BJP leader Sadai Sheikh was arrested in connection with the murder of Trinamool Congress worker Mojammel Sheikh in the restive Parui area of Birbhum district, the police said on Sunday. Mojammel was one of the three persons killed at Makra village under Parui police station during a...
  • Wharton's Modi move augurs 'dark days' for plurality of views 23-11-2014 07:12 PM

    Washington: The prestigious Wharton India Forum's flip-flop last year over an invitation to Narendra Modi reflects "dark days" for intellectual diversity on American campuses, a top US official has said. "These are dark days for intellectual diversity on campuses. The number of speakers who have been formally disinvited from speaking...
  • Israel cabinet votes on enshrining 'Jewish state' in law 23-11-2014 07:10 PM

    Jerusalem: Ministers were to vote on Sunday on a controversial proposal to anchor in law Israel's status as the national homeland of the Jewish people, at the expense of its democratic character. The proposal would mean Israel would no longer be defined in its Basic Laws as "Jewish and democratic"...
  • Egypt could send forces to stabilise Palestinian state: Sisi 23-11-2014 07:05 PM

    Rome: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in an interview published on Sunday that he would be prepared to send troops to a future Palestinian state to help stabilise it. Sisi, who begins his first European trip on Monday since ousting his Islamist predecessor, made the comments in an interview...
  • Two day National Foundry Conclave from Nov 27 23-11-2014 07:02 PM

    Coimbatore: The 7th Edition of National Foundry Conclave, a biennial event, will begin here from November 27 with the focus on best practices required for strengthening the foundry industry as a whole. The theme of the two day conclave is "in Pursuit of Knowledge" and proposed to focus on knowledge...
  • Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel adopts Lilapur village 23-11-2014 07:00 PM

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel adopted Lilapur village of Daskroi taluka in the district with a population of around 1,200 people. Taking her cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna', Patel has asked all the MLAs of Gujarat to adopt a village of their constituency and...
  • Forest dept team rescues youth dragged by tiger into forest 23-11-2014 06:53 PM

    Kolkata: A team of Forest department officials have rescued a youth who was dragged by a tiger into a forest in the Sunderbans this afternoon. Three persons were catching crabs near the Holakhali creek when suddenly a tiger pounced upon 23-year-old Dinesh Mondal and dragged him into the jungle at...
  • Pistorius birthday visit may have bent prison rules: report 23-11-2014 06:51 PM

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius, serving a five-year prison sentence for killing his girlfriend, received a long visit from his brother and sister for his 28th birthday that may have bent the rules of his incarceration, a South African newspaper reported on Sunday. Carl and Aimee Pistorius were able to visit the...
  • Driving test to be conducted on modern tracks in Punjab 23-11-2014 06:49 PM

    Chandigarh: With an aim to improve traffic system in Punjab, the state government has decided that the tests for grant of driving licences will now be done on modern tracks especially laid for the purpose. "Now onwards, the driving tests by the authorities will be conducted on tracks," an official...
  • Ajay Devgn's next directorial venture will feature foreign actors 23-11-2014 06:47 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Ajay Devgn is all set to make his directorial debut with 'Shivay', which he says will feature actors from abroad. The 45-year-old actor, who will also produce and star in the action-drama, said that the film will go on floors in February next year. "I will star...