By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Golf's governing bodies will ban the anchoring of putters from January 2016, the Royal and Ancient (R&A) and the United States Golf Association (USGA) said in a joint statement on Tuesday. The ban was first proposed in November. Players and the golfing community were then given 90 days in which to discuss the proposal. The European Tour expressed its support for the idea while both the U.S. PGA Tour and PGA of America voiced opposition. ...
Yahoo! News India
- Frenetic search for survivors as 91 feared dead in tornado-hit Oklahoma Reuters
A 2-mile-wide (3-km-wide) tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday, killing at least 51 people including 20 children, destroying entire More »
- Yahoo revamps Flickr, offers free terabyte storage ANI
After acquiring Tumblr for 1.1 billion dollars, Yahoo has announced major changes to its photo sharing service Flickr. More »
- BJP parliamentary board to discuss general elections IANS
The parliamentary board of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is meeting here Tuesday to chart out the strategy for the 2014 general elections. More »
- Aarushi murder case: Allahabad High Court rejects Talwars' plea for examination of … ANI
The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday rejected Noida-based dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar's plea for examination of 14 more witnesses ignored by the Central More »
- Indian-origin men in New Zealand face gang-rape charges IANS
A woman has given evidence in a court in New Zealand implicating four men of Indian origin of raping her in turns in April 2011. More »
- UP Lokayukta indicts over 199 in Mayawati Govt. memorial scam ANI
Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta Justice N.K. Mehrotra has indicted over 199 persons, including two former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ministers, for allegedly siphoning off More »
- Gupta family acknowledges some 'misjudgments' made in landing chartered jet at S. … ANI
A well-connected Indian family in South Africa has apologised for the controversy surrounding the landing a chartered plane at Waterkloof Air Force Base to carry More »
- Chinese businessman pays record price for Belgian racing pigeon Reuters
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Chinese businessman has paid a world record 310,000 euros for a Belgian pigeon, highlighting Asia's huge and growing interest in racing birds. The one-year-old award-winning pigeon named Bolt was bred by Belgian pigeon fancier Leo Heremans, a well-known name to pigeon enthusiasts, who sold his entire collection of 530 birds for 4.3 million euros at an auction over the weekend. "You can compare it to artwork. A painting made by Picasso is worth more than one made by an unknown artist. ...
- Rupee hits 2013 low on importer demand, weak euro Reuters
MUMBAI (Reuters) - The rupee weakened to a near six-month low on Tuesday, largely driven by weakness in the euro and import-related dollar demand that traders attributed to a private refining company. At 04:45 pm IST, the rupee was at 55.37/38 versus its Monday close of 55.10/11. It fell to 55.41 during the session, a level last seen on November 29, 2012. (Reporting by Subhadip Sircar; Editing by Rafael Nam)
- Manchester United top table for Premier League TV earnings Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Soccer champions Manchester United topped the table for English Premier League television income in 2012-13, raking in almost 61 million pounds in the final year of the current three-year contract, the League said on Tuesday. Relegated Queens Park Rangers, owned by Malaysian airline boss Tony Fernandes, received almost 40 million pounds, the lowest figure among the 20 clubs. Television income will climb further next season after telecoms company BT entered the British market, taking a share of live rights alongside pay TV operator BSkyB . BT has replaced U.S. ...
- McGinley raises Ryder Cup picks from two to three Reuters
By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Europe's Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has announced he will have three wildcard selections for next year's match against the United States in Scotland. It is an increase from the two picks his predecessor Jose Maria Olazabal had in 2012. McGinley told a news conference on Tuesday he had made the change in order to "give myself a little bit of extra flexibility". The nine automatic selections for the 12-man team will come from the top four players in the European order of merit points list and the leading five in the world rankings. ...
- Real president under scrutiny after Mourinho exit Reuters
By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Florentino Perez's record as Real Madrid president was under scrutiny on Tuesday after the construction magnate's latest coaching project ended in disarray with the premature departure of Jose Mourinho. Perez, who is up for reelection next month, announced on Monday Mourinho would be leaving at the end of the season, three years before his contract expires. ...
- Frenetic search for survivors as 91 feared dead in tornado-hit Oklahoma Reuters
By Alice Mannette Ian Simpson MOORE, Oklahoma (Reuters) - Pre-dawn emergency workers searched feverishly for survivors in the rubble of homes, primary schools and an hospital in an Oklahoma City suburb ravaged by a massive Monday afternoon tornado feared to have killed up to 91 people and injured well over 200 residents. The 2-mile(3-km) wide tornado tore through town of Moore outside Oklahoma City, trapping victims beneath the rubble as one elementary school took a direct hit and another was destroyed. ...
- Sensex hits one-week low; doubts creep in after recent rally Reuters
By Abhishek Vishnoi MUMBAI (Reuters) - The BSE Sensex tumbled for a second consecutive session on Tuesday hitting its lowest close in a week as recent outperforming blue-chips such as ITC fell on doubts about whether foreign investors will continue their strong buying so far. These doubts come as Asian shares were largely subdued ahead of Wednesday's release of minutes of the Federal Reserve's last meeting and chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony in Congress the same day. Those events are expected to provide cues about the future of U.S. ...
- HSBC says rupee better suited to stand USD strength Reuters
Reuters Market Eye - HSBC picks INR as one of two Asian currencies along with the yuan that can hold their own in a climate of sticky JPY weakness, a more moderate pace of Chinese expansion, and increasing debate over Fed's quantitative easing. INR is a main beneficiary of lower commodity prices as it suffers from significant oil and gold trade deficits, says HSBC. ...
- Ireland says not to blame for Apple's low tax rate Reuters
By Conor Humphries DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland said on Tuesday it was not to blame for Apple Inc's low global tax payments after the U.S. Senate said the company paid little or nothing on tens of billions of dollars in profits stashed in Irish subsidiaries. The Irish government, which has seen the luring of U.S. multinationals with low taxes as a key part of its economic policy since the 1960s, said its system was transparent and other countries were responsible if the tax rate paid by Apple was too low. ...
- Vodafone keeps Verizon payout to make up for European slump Reuters
By Kate Holton and Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone will reinvest a $3.2 billion dividend from its healthy U.S. arm to counter weakness in southern Europe that contributed to the largest ever quarterly fall in the group's main revenue measure. The British firm is trying to decide whether to sell Verizon Wireless, its profitable U.S. unit in what could be the world's third largest deal to support its struggling core operations. ...
- Hezbollah, Syrian army renew Qusair offensive Reuters
AMMAN (Reuters) - Lebanese Hezbollah fighters and Syrian soldiers, backed by air strikes and artillery, renewed an offensive aimed at driving Syrian rebels from the town of Qusair near the Lebanese border on Tuesday, opposition activists said. They said fighting was raging in Qusair, as well as in areas to the east where several army bases are located, and in the Hezbollah-held southern and western approaches to the town. ...
- India leads Asian cuts in Iran oil imports ahead of waiver review Reuters
By Nidhi Verma and Meeyoung Cho NEW DELHI/SEOUL (Reuters) - India has slashed Iranian oil imports by almost a fifth since December, the sharpest cut among Asian buyers, in a move that should increase its chances of winning a new U.S. waiver next month on sanctions targeting oil trade with Iran. Sanctions imposed by the United States and Europe to force a halt to a controversial nuclear programme that Tehran says is for peaceful purposes saw Iran's oil exports more than halve last year, costing it $5 billion a month in lost revenue. ...
- Dutch author Bakker wins Booktrust foreign fiction prize Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Dutch author Gerbrand Bakker has won the 2013 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize awarded by Britain's Booktrust charity for "The Detour", a tale of infidelity, exile and isolation. Bakker will share the 10,000 pound prize with translator David Colmer for the story of Emilie, a translation professor and Emily Dickinson scholar, who retreats from her life in the Netherlands to an isolated farmhouse in Wales following an affair with a student. ...
- iGate sacks Murthy over undisclosed relationship Reuters
By Sumeet Chatterjee and Harichandan Arakali MUMBAI/BANGALORE (Reuters) - IT outsourcing company iGate Corp said it had sacked its chief executive, Phaneesh Murthy, for not disclosing a relationship with a subordinate after investigating one of the industry's best-known executives for sexual harassment. Murthy had led several initiatives to improve the performance of the Fremont, California-based company, including charging clients for business results instead of man hours, the billing method more commonly used by IT outsourcing firms. ...
- Indian mission in Jeddah working to fix passport problem IANS
Dubai, May 21 (IANS) The Indian consulate in Jeddah is using diplomatic channels to make passport authorities in Saudi Arabia accept newly-designed Indian passports, which they are refusing saying they were not officially informed about the change.
- Chinese Premier visits TCS centre in Goregaon IANS
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) global development centre in suburban Goregaon east here Tuesday.
- Tibetans faced religious repression: US report IANS
Dharamsala, May 21 (IANS) A US report said people of Tibet faced severe religious repression and societal discrimination throughout 2012 in China, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said here Tuesday.
- India's growth needs more opening, foreign funding: Powell IANS
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) US Ambassador Nancy Powell Tuesday called for greater economic opening and more foreign investments for India's higher economic growth, saying "there is more yet to do" in the area of reforms to return to 10 percent growth.
- Ferguson named manager of the year IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was named the Premier League manager of the year and accepted the award from the League Manager Association Monday.
- UP cops question SP's bid to 'appease' minorities IANS
Lucknow, May 21 (IANS) The ruling Samajwadi Party's decision to withdraw cases against terror accused and slap cases against police officers, apparently to appease Muslim voters in Uttar Pradesh, would play havoc with the morale of the police, serving and former officers say.
- Moscow safer than New York: Russian minister IANS
New York, May 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian police reforms have proved so successful that, in some areas, Moscow outperforms New York on safety, Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev has boasted while on a visit to the US.
- UPA has served only 'khaas admi': Biman Bose IANS
Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) On the eve of the UPA completing four years in office, the Left Front Tuesday accused the regime of having failed to frame pro-people policies and instead favouring the "khaas aadmi" (special interests).
- Singers Rowland, Rubio join Cowell for 'The X Factor' IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) American crooner Kelly Rowland and Latin singer Paulina Rubio will join Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell in the judge's panel of the US reality show "The X Factor".
- iGate sacks CEO Phaneesh Murthy over sexual misconduct; he denies charge IANS
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) US-based IT services company iGate Corp. Tuesday said it has sacked Chief Executive Officer Phaneesh Murthy on the charges of sexual harassment by a woman employee.
- Kesha drops underwear at awards ceremony IANS
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Singer Kesha attended the Billboard Music Awards 2013 in a little black dress, but without an underwear. She says it was a conscious decision.
- Court to hear plea seeking IPL ban Wednesday IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court is likely to hear Wednesday a plea seeking a ban on Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches till fool-proof measures are taken to stop alleged corrupt practices in sports.
- 'India expects greater backing from Russia in UNSC quest' IANS
Moscow, May 21 (IANS) India, with its "time-tested relationship" with Russia, expects greater backing from Moscow in its quest for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, a diplomatic officical said here Tuesday.
- Its time to move to cool hills of Himachal IANS
Shimla/Manali, May 21 (IANS) As life in the plains of northern India has started becoming unbearable with the temperature hovering around 46degree in some places, the the snow-clad peaks of Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist resorts are luring visitors to the state.
- Chandy under pressure to re-induct minister IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is under pressure from various quarters to re-induct former state forests and sports minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar into his cabinet.
- Man kills sister, commits suicide Hindustan Times
- RR feel heat ahead of playoff Hindustan Times
- Narendra Modi to meet BJP board today Hindustan Times
- Economics gets 50 more seats at Stephen's Hindustan Times
- India, China to fast-track border talks Hindustan Times
- Aam Aadmi gets stuck in capital's VIP traffic snarls Hindustan Times
- Restrictions not over yet Hindustan Times
- Collateral damage incurred in anti-naxal ops: MHA Hindustan Times
- No enmity over allies, says joint statement Hindustan Times
- Impossible to stay on top of the game all the time Hindustan Times
- Joint inspection to measure damage to Vasant Kunj greens Hindustan Times
- Phase 3 Metro stations to have bus stops in 50-metre radius Hindustan Times
- Other high profile sexual harassment cases Hindustan Times
- This is a case of extortion: Phaneesh Murthy denies charges Hindustan Times
Follow Us on Facebook
- Frenetic search for survivors as 91 feared dead in tornado-hit Oklahoma1 hour 6 minutes ago
- Hezbollah, Syrian army renew Qusair offensive1 hour 30 minutes ago
- Bombings in Iraq kill at least 122 hours 17 minutes ago
- Apple accused of billion-dollar tax evading scheme34 minutes ago
- Ireland says not to blame for Apple's low tax rate1 hour 27 minutes ago
- iGate sacks Murthy over undisclosed relationship2 hours 14 minutes ago
- Happy Birthday Ali Zafar!Sat 18 May, 2013
- Boman Irani hurts his knee on the sets of SANTA BANTASat 18 May, 2013
- Sonakshi Sinha takes painting tips from Salman KhanSat 18 May, 2013
- 'Fifty Shades of Grey' turned into musical spoof34 minutes ago
- Anabolic-androgenic steroids linked to reduced future mental health1 hour 2 minutes ago
- Less sleep ups risk of crashes for young drivers1 hour 2 minutes ago
- Ex-PCB chairman Tauqir demands imposition of ad-hoc on board 1 hour 2 minutes ago