The fifth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls saw a voter turnout of 38.72 percent till 1 p.m on Monday. The districts going to polls in this phase are Amethi, Sultanpur, Faizabad, Barabanki, Ambedkarnagar, Bahraich, Shravasti, Balrampur, Gonda, Basti, Siddharthnagar and Sant KRead more »
New Delhi [India] Feb. 26 (ANI): A seven-year-old girl was allegedly molested and sedated by two senior girl students, at her school in Delhi's Moti Nagar, police said on Sunday. The victim and accused are students of Sarvodya Kanya Vidyalaya. One of the accused has been arrested following a case was registered under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), a senior police officer said.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 26 (ANI): Supporting Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over his remark on Prime Minister Narendra Modi being looked for by his 'mother' Ganga, the Congress on Sunday said PM Modi has always failed to carry on his responsibilities and fulfill promises made to people. Congress leader Shobha Oza seconded her party's view, saying that the Prime Minister delayed the cleaning process of the River Ganga to the extent that the Supreme Court had to rebuke the Central government over the same. "We all saw how before Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Modi went to Varanasi and said 'Mother Ganga has called me.' But we all saw how issue of cleaning up the River Ganga was delayed.
PUNE, India (Reuters) - India were dismissed for 107 in the second innings of the first test against Australia on Saturday. Below are India's lowest totals in test matches played on home soil. ...
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhonis 50-ball 43 and his 81-run partnership with Saurabh Tiwary proved a trifle short as a fighting Jharkhand went down by five runs to Karnataka in a Group D tie of the Vijay Hazare Trophy cricket championship here on Saturday.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 25(ANI): President Donald Trump again escalated his attack against the media, saying the large sections of it had ignored the lowering of national debt in the first month of his tenure in office. "The media has not reported that the National Debt in my first month went down by USD 12 billion vs a USD 200 billion increase in Obama's first month," he tweeted. With the U.S. national debt expanding rapidly over the past decade, the state of the federal budget has come under intense scrutiny.
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) China will lift 10 million people out of poverty in 2017, and the country will strictly review the spending of poverty relief funds to ensure transparent and efficient use of the money, the authorities said. The goal was set after the country successfully accomplished its 2016 mission to bring 10 million people above the poverty line, Ou Qingping, deputy head of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, said at a press conference on Friday. In order to achieve the goal that Ou described as "very challenging", as the current poor population is scattered in regions with especially backward conditions, China will optimise investment, as well as ensure better use of funds and punish embezzlement, the People's Daily reported.
Seoul, Feb 25 (IANS) The de facto leader of the Samsung Group was called into the special prosecutor's office on Saturday for additional questioning over his alleged involvement in a high-profile corruption scandal that has rocked the country for the past several months. This marks Lee Jae-yong's fourth appearance before the special prosecutor since he was arrested for bribery charges on February 17. Prosecutors believe Lee gave or promised some 43 billion won ($36 million) worth of bribes to President Park Geun-hye's jailed friend Choi Soon-sil in return for the government's backing of a merger of two Samsung affiliates in 2015.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman is hoping Manchester United beat his former club Southampton in Sunday's League Cup final because victory for Jose Mourinho's team would boost his own side's chances of qualifying for the Europa League. Koeman, who spent two seasons in charge of Southampton, also wants one of the league's top-four finishers to win the FA Cup so that Everton make it to the Europa League qualifying rounds if they manage to end the season in seventh place.
REUTERS - Details of India's 19-match unbeaten run in test matches, which was ended by Australia in Pune on Saturday: MOST CONSECUTIVE TEST MATCHES WITHOUT DEFEAT 27 West Indies (1982-1984) 26 England (1968-1971) 25 Australia (1946-1951) 22 Australia (2005-2008) 19 India (2015-2017) 18 England (1959-1961) 18 Australia (1999-2001) INDIA'S RUN PLAYED: 19 WON: 15 DRAWN: 4 Aug 2015 Sri Lanka ColomboWon by 278 runs Aug 2015 Sri Lanka ColomboWon by 117 runs Nov 2015 South Africa MohaliWon by 108 runs Nov 2015 South Africa BangaloreMatch drawn Nov 2015 South Africa NagpurWon by 124 runs Dec 2015 ...
Kasaragod [India], Feb. 26 (ANI): A youth from Kerala, believed to have joined the ISIS has been killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan. The message was received by a distant relative of Hafesudheen Theke Koleth in Kasaragod, Kerala, who was from the missing 21-member group who have left the nation. The message went on to say that the killed youth had been buried in Afghanistan.
New Delhi [India], Feb.26 (ANI): After India slumped to a humiliating 333-run defeat at the hands of Australia in the opening Test in Pune, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has shown faith on Virat Kohli and the team, saying that the series is still wide open and that the home side will surely bounce back in the next match to be held in Bengaluru from March 4. Chasing a mammoth target of 441 runs to win, India suffered a second batting collapse in two days and were bowled out for 107 runs in the second innings just on Day Three of the first Test at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium. Speaking on the sidelines of IDBI Federal New Delhi Marathon at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the master blaster said that losing is a part and parcel of the game before adding that he is sure his national side would come up with a much better performance in the upcoming matches.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his 29th edition of Mann Ki Baat, touched on a range of issues from India's historic launch of a record 104 satellites on a single rocket to the Indian team's incredible victory in the Blind T20 Cricket World Cup.
New Delhi [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Monday hear the plea filed by Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore against Parasvnath developers in connection with the builders apathetic attitude for not providing the basic amenities while providing him the flat. The apex court, earlier on December 15 had asked Rathore and Parsvnath developers to sit together and amicably settle the dispute. The developer had promised to hand over the flat by October 2009, which he failed to, after which Rathore was forced to take a legal action.
Bhubneshwar (Orissa) [India], Feb.25: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has asked the BJD and the Congress to apologise for failing to usher in development, rather than criticising Prime Minister Modi's remark on the state. "Some political parties are misleading over Prime Minister's remark made yesterday and the media has raised questions. "BJD should realise that it has failed to improve the condition of the people during its 17 years of rule and that the Rajan Committee Report of 2013, when the BJP was not in power at the Centre, had placed Odisha as the least developed and most backward state, added Pradhan.
By Sudipto Ganguly PUNE, India (Reuters) - Australia's utter dominance in Pune provided clear evidence that the touring side arrived in India armed with the tactics and personnel to beat the hosts at their own game in what promises to be a compelling four-test series. Few would have predicted the events that unfolded in the opener, however, with top-ranked India riding a 19-test unbeaten run against a rebuilding Australian side regarded as massive underdogs by captain Steve Smith. The odds were heavily stacked against a side that had lost their previous nine tests in Asia and suffered a 4-0 whitewash when they last toured India in 2013, but Smith and his men were in the mood to cause an upset.
Mumbai [India], Feb. 27 (ANI): Known for his elegance and graceful personality, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan walked the ramp for fashion designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. It is a very sad site to see young children suffering from cancer and your contributions can give opportunity to these children to live a full and healthy life," Bachchan said. Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhat also walked the ramp, while dancing to the tunes of their newly released song 'Tamma Tamma'.
Mau (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Feb. 26 (ANI): The security arrangement at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally at Mau has been beefed up after a senior police officials on Sunday claimed that there is a threat to the former's life during his visit to Uttar Pradesh's Mau district for addressing a rally ahead of the sixth phase of assembly elections. "Rasool Pati and associates are planning to attack the Prime Minister's cavalcade with rocket launcher and explosives," said Mau Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), RK Singh.
New Delhi [India], Feb.25 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minsiter Nirmal Singh on Saturday said laders like National Conference president Farooq Abdullah responsible for the prevailing crisis in the state. Jammu and Kashmir said that the Abdullah's remark is highly condemnable and his support to the terrorist and the separatist is very 'unfortunate'.
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni blasted a century as Jharkhand defeated Chhattisgarh by 78 runs in a Group D match of the Vijay Hazare cricket tournament here on Sunday.
Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 25 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has lifted a ban on gas connections for 55 constituencies, consisting of influential politicians and union ministers from the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (N) party, including his son-in-law Mohammad Safdar, while others wait for the waiver. This came as the erstwhile Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government had imposed a ban on new connections in 2011 after a serious shortage of natural gas was reported.
New Delhi, [India] Feb. 26 (ANI): With day three of competition, China maintained its domination at all the rifle and pistol events held so far at the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup (rifle/pistol/shotgun) here. Having won their fourth and fifth Gold medals of the tournament, China is now leading the medal tally comfortably with four Silvers added to their five Gold medals, while Italy with one Gold and two Silvers lie a distant second.
Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 25 (ANI): The well at Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan has been made functional and the government has allowed its holy water to be exported. Now, the well has been shaped and a filtration plant has been set up over it so that Sikh devotees can drink the water," The Dawn quoted Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Chairman Siddiqul Farooq, as saying to a Senate committee on Friday. Farooq said that three ancient gurdwaras visited by the founder of Sikhism, Baba Guru Nanak, have also been reopened.
Jaunpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb. 26 (ANI): Taking a jibe at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat', Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Sunday said the former is not capable of understanding the radio address.
Pune [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe wrecked havoc on the Indian batters as Australia emphatically defeated India by 333 runs on the third day of the first Test here at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium here on Saturday. The loss ended India's winning streak of 19 matches on the trot and also the 17 match home-winning streak. This was also Kohli's first defeat as captain in Test cricket at home.