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India Finish Third in the Second ISSF Shotgun World Cup Stage in Acapulco

Kolkata | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
There was shoot-off heartburn for the Indian Men's Skeet Team on the concluding day of competitions for the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Shotgun second stage, held in the Mexican City of Acapulco. Two of the three member... read..
 

Formulate suitable strategy to unlock significant growth potential in UP's dairy industry: ASSOCHAM

Kolkata | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
Apex industry body ASSOCHAM today urged the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh (UP) government to formulate a suitable strategy for unlocking the significant growth potential of dairy sector in the state through productivity enhancement, strengthening and expanding vi... read..
 

Security beefed up in Jammu as Navratras begin tomorrow

Jammu | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
Tight security has been put in place as none-day long navratras begin here tomorrow with fanfare. Meanwhile in the wake of cop's weapon snatching incident, the security grid has been further enhanced to prevent any untoward like incident. "Elaborate se... read..
 

Ministers in office taking up part time jobs raised in RS

New Delhi | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
Naresh Agrawal of the Samajwadi Party today accused Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad of violating the Constitution by giving legal opinions to companies. When the Rajya Sabha reassembled at 1400 hrs, Mr Agrawal raised a ... read..
 

Free connection to BPL households in UP; Plan to revamp state power sector in next 24 months

New Delhi | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
Free electricity connections will be given to the urban and rural BPL households and to APL households at reasonable EMIs in Uttar Pradesh. These electricity connections would be given without any discrimination on caste or religious lines and would b... read..
 

Siddhartha Upadhyay appointed SAI governing body member

New Delhi |Monday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Society for Transformation, Inclusion and Recognition through Sports (STAIRS) founder and Secretary General Siddhartha Upadhyay was on Monday appointed member of the governing body of the Sports Authority of India (SAI).... read..
 

SC to dispose Supertech Emerald flat buyers case in August

New Delhi [India] | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday said it would hear the Supertech Emerald flat buyers case in August for its final disposal.... read..
 

Bhubaneswar to host men's Hockey World Cup 2018

Bhubaneswar [India] | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) and Government of Odisha have today officially confirmed that the Men's Hockey World League Final 2017 and Hockey Men's World Cup 2018 will be held in Bhubaneswar, India.... read..
 

Snoop Dogg all set to induct Tupac on Rock and Roll hall of Fame

Los Angeles [USA] | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
FINALLY! Snoop Dogg has been chosen to induct his late friend Tupac Shakur on Rock and Roll hall of Fame.... read..
 

Congress MP supports Sena's Gaikwad (Lead)

New Delhi |Monday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, facing criticism over assault on an Air India staffer, on Monday got support from Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury who said different airlines should not ban him from flying on their planes.... read..
 

Bihar Assly witnesses uproarious scenes over hike in power tariff

Patna | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
The pre-lunch session of Bihar Assembly witnessed uproarious scenes today when BJP members created ruckus in the house demanding immediate rollback of the hike in the electricity tariff. Soon after the House took up call attention motions, Leader of O... read..
 

Bhubaneswar to host hockey World League Final 2017, World Cup 2018

Bhubaneswar |Monday, 2017 3:15:05 PM IST
Bhubaneswar will host the mens hockey World League Final 2017 and World Cup 2018, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and the government of Odisha confirmed on Monday.... read..
 

Kolkata to host U-17 World Cup final; semis in Guwahati, Navi Mumbai (Lead)

Kolkata |Monday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
The international football governing body FIFA announced on Monday that the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata will host the final of the U-17 World Cup on October 28 while the two semi-finals will be held in Guwahati and Navi Mumbai.... read..
 

Bengal starts procuring potatoes at minimum support price from farmers

Kolkata | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
The West Bengal government has started procuring potatoes at the minimum support price from farmers in different potato cultivating areas. The process of procuring potatoes directly from farmers at minimum support price started yesterday at areas inc... read..
 

French Neo-Nazi group goes on trial

Paris |Monday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Eighteen right-wing activists were on Monday to stand trial in France over a series of offences by a neo-Nazi gang known as the White Wolves Klan, a media report said on Monday.... read..
 

Kochi serious concern as host ahead of U-17 World Cup, says Yarza

Kolkata |Monday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
The international football governing body FIFA on Monday admitted that the pollution problem in Delhi and Kochi's unpreparedness in terms of renovation work were cause for worry ahead of the U-17 football World Cup which is less than 200 days away.... read..
 

Upper house adjourned amid din

Patna | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
A vociferous opposition stalled proceedings in the upper house of Bihar legislature Assembly during zero hour today in protest against the inordinate delay in the execution of Chief Minister's bicycle and uniform scheme and grant of post matriculation sch... read..
 

Kolkata to host FIFA World Cup U-17 final on Oct 28: FIFA

Kolkata | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
The world football body FIFA today announced that Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium, which can accommodate over 80,000 fans, will host the FIFA World Cup Under-17 final on October 28. After a final inspection by the FIFA technical group today, tournament di... read..
 

UP CM visits Gomti riverfront

Lucknow Mar 27 | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today visited Gomti Riverfront, inspected the projects and directed officials concerned to keep it clean. Former CM Akhilesh Yadav had started adornment of banks of river Gomti on the pattern of Thames river in... read..
 

Nigeria promises no flight disruption during 2nd phase of Abuja runway repairs

ABUJA | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
Runway repairs at Abuja's international airport will continue for an 18-week period once the aviation hub re-opens next month, the Nigerian government said, promising that the work would be done overnight with no further disruption to flights. The Nigeria... read..
 

Andy Murray a doubt for Davis Cup with elbow injury

Undated | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
World number one Andy Murray is likely to miss Great Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final trip to France due to an elbow injury, his brother Jamie Murray has said. Three-times grand slam winner Murray, who pulled out of the ongoing Miami Masters after sustai... read..
 

EU demands release of Russian anti-corruption protestors

Brussels |Monday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
The European Union's diplomatic service on Monday demanded the release of demonstrators who were arrested during an anti-corruption protest in Russia.... read..
 

Kulgam: Hizbul Mujahideen module aiming to disrupt Kashmir bypolls busted

Kulgam (Jammu and Kashmir),[India] | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A Hizbul Mujahideen module was busted in a joint operation by security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir today, in which six were arrested and a massive haul of ammunition was also recovered from them... read..
 

Kolkata to host 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup final

Kolkata [India] | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Kolkata's iconic Salt Lake Stadium will stage the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup on October 28, while Navi Mumbai and Guwahati have been selected to host the semi-finals of the prestigious tournament which India is hosting for the first time.... read..
 

Snapdeal counters fraudulent transactions, reports savings of up to Rs. 3 crore

New Delhi [India] | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
India's largest online marketplace Snapdeal on Monday announced a range of initiatives launched at curbing fraudulent online transactions, are accruing massive cost savings for the company.... read..
 

Oppn uproar in RS on weakening of SC/ST, OBCs & Minorities Commissions

New Delhi | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
The Opposition, led by Congress, today raised an uproar in the Rajya Sabha over the weakening of the SCs, STs, OBCs and Minorities Commissions, forcing repeated adjournments of the House, the last time till 1400 hrs. The House was adjourned four times on... read..
 

Congress MP supports Shiv Sena's Ravindra Gaikwad

New Delhi |Monday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury on Monday extended support to Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, saying other airlines should not have imposed a flying ban on him.... read..
 

UBI to raise up to RS 827 cr via equity issues, debt instrument

Kolkata |Monday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Public sector lender United Bank of India on Monday said it is planning raise up to Rs 827.49 crore of aggregated capital by issuing equity shares and through debt instruments.... read..
 

Flydubai to set up Aviation Co-Innovation Lab at IIIT-Hyderabad (Lead, correcting para seven)

Hyderabad |Monday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Dubai-based airline Flydubai on Monday signed an agreement for setting up an Aviation Co-Innovation Lab at International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad.... read..
 

Flydubai to set up Aviation Co-Innovation Lab at IIIT-Hyderabad

Hyderabad |Monday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Dubai-based airline Flydubai on Monday signed an agreement for setting up an Aviation Co-Innovation Lab at International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad.... read..
 

Can a Minister take up part time work: Naresh Aggarwal in RS

New Delhi | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
The question on whether a minister can take up part time work was today raised in the Rajya Sabha, an apparent reference to Congress MLA and Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu. Raising the issue in the post lunch session, as a point of order, Mr Naresh... read..
 

Senior Afghan general arrested on corruption charges

By Mirwais Harooni KABUL | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
The Afghan government arrested a senior general on corruption charges today, a year after he was deployed to crack down on fraud and other shady dealings in restive Helmand province. Major General Mohammad Moeen Faqeer was detained on charges by the Attor... read..
 

UP Govt. will act only against illegal slaughterhouses: Siddharth Nath Singh

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Siddharth Nath Singh on Monday reiterated that the state government will only act against slaughterhouses that are illegal.... read..
 

UK will double export finance available to support trade with Qatar- minister

LONDON | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
Britain will double the amount of export finance available to support trade with Qatar to 4.5 billion pounds ($5.7 billion), trade minister Liam Fox said on Monday. "No trade between the UK and Qatar should fail for lack of finance and insurance, that is ... read..
 

Want to coach at another World Cup, says Scolari

Rio de Janeiro |Monday, 2017 1:15:05 PM IST
Luiz Felipe Scolari has revealed a desire to coach again at a football World Cup, but ruled out a return to Brazil's national team.... read..
 

UP should give slaughterhouses time for regularisation: Owaisi

New Delhi |Monday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
AIMIM President and Lok Sabha member from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said the Uttar Pradesh government should give time to illegal abattoirs for regularisation instead of just recklessly sealing them.... read..
 

House takes up debate on appropriation Bill, Oppn focus on woes of people

Hyderabad | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
The Telangana Assembly took up the discussion on the Appropriation Bill with opposition members focusing on the woes of various sections of the people. Earlier, Finance Minister Etala Rajender moved the bill which will be put to vote after the... read..
 

After Gaikwad, BJP's Hukumdev Narayan in VVIP culture soup

New Delhi [India] | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Refuting allegations of riding alone in an air bus from the Patna airport to a Jet Airways flight, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Hukumdev Narayan Yadav on Monday said it is a sheer lie.... read..
 

Anti-corruption protests sweep Russia, opposition leader held

Moscow |Monday, 2017 5:45:05 AM IST
Russia's main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, was arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised here on Sunday.... read..
 

Anti-corruption protests sweep Russia, opposition leader held (Lead)

Moscow |Monday, 2017 5:45:05 AM IST
Russia's main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, was arrested at an anti-corruption protest he organised here on Sunday.... read..
 

Westminster attack: Keith Palmer's family expresses gratitude for help, support

London [U.K.] | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The family of PC Keith Palmer, who was stabbed to death as he guarded the building by an attacker Khalid Masood when he drove through the Westminster bridge in a bid to enter the the Palace of Westminster, has thanked those who fought for his life and pai... read..
 

Kolkata to host U-17 World Cup final; semifinals in Guwahati, Navi Mumbai

Kolkata |Monday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
The international football governing body FIFA announced on Monday that the Salt Lake Stadium here will host the final of the U-17 World Cup on October 28 while the two semi-finals will take place in Guwahati and Navi Mumbai.... read..
 

China upset as Japanese minister visits self-ruled Taiwan

BEIJING | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
China said today it has complained to Japan after a Japanese minister visited self-ruled Taiwan over the weekend, warning this could hurt relations between Beijing and Tokyo. Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said Deputy Minister Jir... read..
 

Fateh Bahadur Singh sworn-in as Protem Speaker of UP Assembly

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Fateh Bahadur Singh was on Monday sworn-in as the Protem Speaker of Uttar Pradesh Assembly.... read..
 

Germany keep perfect record, England down Lithuania in World Cup qualifiers

Paris |Monday, 2017 12:45:06 PM IST
Germany kept their perfect record with a 4-1 victory over Azerbaijan, while England eased past Lithuania 2-0 in the 2018 football World Cup qualifiers.... read..
 

Bowlers hand advantage to India on third day of Test (Roundup)

Dharamsala |Monday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Indian bowlers put up a spirited show on the third day of the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia here on Monday to give the hosts an advantage that could well clinch them the four-match series.... read..
 

Peru hoping to rekindle World Cup hopes against Uruguay

Lima |Monday, 2017 1:45:05 PM IST
Striker Paolo Guerrero is hoping Peru's World Cup qualifier against Uruguay on Tuesday will revive the team's hopes of playing in football's showpiece tournament next year.... read..
 

New Zealand, China to update free trade agreement

Wellington |Monday, 2017 1:45:05 PM IST
New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English on Monday said the country will start talks with China to update their free trade agreement (FTA) on April 25.... read..
 

Only illegal slaughter houses shut in UP: Minister

New Delhi |Monday, 2017 2:15:05 PM IST
Only illegal slaughter houses are being shut in Uttar Pradesh and there cannot be a difference of opinion that they should be shut, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday.... read..
 

Eyeing Indian Open title, PV Sindhu has something new up her sleeve

New Delhi [India] | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Expressing confidence on giving her best in the upcoming Indian Open World Super Series badminton tournament, Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has said that she is confident to bring something new to the court in order to win the tournament.... read..
 

Government says only illegal abattoirs banned, UP meat sellers shut shops (Roundup)

Lucknow/New Delhi |Monday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Thousands of meat sellers in Uttar Pradesh shut shops for an indefinite period from Monday against Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogis decision to close down illegal slaughterhouses, causing concerns over Rs 15,000-crore industry that employs 25 lakh people ... read..
 
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