PIL seeks stop to IPL semi-final, finals till probe done (7 minutes ago)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Moving the Supreme Court for SIT probe into spot fixing scandal involving medium pacer S. Sreesanth and two other players of Rajasthan Royals, a public interest litigation Monday demanded that the semi-finals and final of the IPL should be put on hold till the probe is done.
Li impresses with his demeanour (21 minutes ago)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang came across as quite expressive and forceful in his speech delivery, using gesticulations with his arms and hands eloquently to emphasise a point.
Saudi Arabia beheads Syrian drug trafficker (24 minutes ago)
Riyadh, May 20 (IANS/AKI) A convicted Syrian drug trafficker has been beheaded in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi interior ministry said in a statement Monday.
Talwar denies charge, evidence given by witnesses (25 minutes ago)
Ghaziabad, May 20 (IANS) Murdered teenager Aarushi's father and accused Rajesh Talwar Monday answered 231 questions in a court here and denied the allegations of his involvement in the crime while claiming that the CBI was influencing witnesses.
IPL scam: Delhi Police ask spectators to lodge complaint (29 minutes ago)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delhi Police Monday appealed to the spectators and general public to lodge their complaints if they felt "cheated" while watching the three Indian Premiere League (IPL) matches which were spot-fixed.
A Mughlai treat for the Chinese premier in Delhi (21:08)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A delectable ensemble of Mughlai dishes was on the lunch menu for visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Hyderabad House here Monday.
Three men acquitted of rape charges after victim recants (21:04)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A Delhi court acquitted three men facing charges of abducting and gang-raping a woman after the victim denied that the accused raped her.
Indian girl invents device that can charge phone in 20 seconds (21:04)
Washington, May 20 (IANS) An 18-year-old Indian-origin girl in the US has developed a potentially revolutionary device that can charge a mobile phone in just 20 seconds, a media report said.
Tibetans protest near Li's hotel (Lead) (20:58)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Three Tibetan activists Monday defied security and managed to stage a small protest here near the Taj Palace Hotel where Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is staying, police said. Another group of 300 Tibetans held a march elsewhere.
Infosys to appeal against tax demand (20:58)
Bangalore, May 20 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Infosys Ltd Monday said it would appeal against the notice of the income tax department demanding Rs.577 crore as outstanding dues for fiscal 2008-09.
Illegal structures on Yamuna, Hindon banks to be demolished (20:56)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) Monday ordered the demolition of all unauthorised structures on the flood plains and river beds of Yamuna and Hindon rivers in Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, officials said.
No questions for visiting leaders! (20:50)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Media interactions with visiting leaders are becoming little more than photo-ops with journalists being given no opportunity to ask questions of the dignitaries. This was also the case during the signing of agreements and media statements Monday at Hyderabad House after talks between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Drinking alcohol during puberty makes you addicts (20:42)
London, May 20 (IANS) People who begin drinking alcohol during puberty are more likely to become addicts, a German study has said.
Is Preity Zinta serious about joining politics? (20:32)
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Saddened by the current situation in the country, actress-businesswoman Preity Zinta is "thiking" about joining "politics" as she wants to be part of a movement to bring positive changes in India.
1993 Mumbai blasts convict comes on wheelchair to surrender (Lead, With Images) (20:32)
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Two elderly and ailing convicts in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case were respectively brought on a stretcher and a wheelchair to surrender before a TADA Special Court here Monday to serve their sentence.
Two FBI officers killed in training exercise (20:20)
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Two special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) were killed during a hostage rescue training exercise off the coast of Virginia Beach.
Girish Taurani finds comparison with Saif 'normal' (20:18)
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) The looks of Girish Taurani, new kid on the block, are being compared to Saif Ali Khan and he says it's normal to be compared with a senior actor.
Comedian Kapil turns producer (20:10)
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Actor-comedian Kapil Sharma marks his debut as a producer with TV show “Comedy Nights With Kapil”.
Bieber booed by fans at Billboard Music Awards (20:08)
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Pop star Justin Bieber was reportedly booed by his fans at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards when he went on the stage to receive an award and gave a speech.
Focus is on playing good cricket: Rohit Sharma (20:08)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma doesn't want his team to get distracted by the spot-fixing controversy in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and says the focus is on playing good cricket against two-time champions Chennai Super Kings in the first qualifier here Tuesday.
Patnaik seeks early nod for Odisha bill on chit funds (20:08)
Bhubaneswar, May 20 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday sought an early presidential nod to a bill which the state passed about a year and a half ago to protect the interest of small depositors.
Royals file police complaint, suspend players' contracts (Second lead) (20:06)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Rajasthan Royals Monday filed a police complaint against their three players arrested for alleged spot-fixing in IPL matches and, pending inquiry, suspended the trio's contracts.
Lodge FIRs against two BSP ministers: UP Lokayukta (20:04)
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) The noose tightened against BSP leaders Monday with the Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta asking Chief Minister Akhlish Yadav to lodge first information reports (FIR) against two former ministers for corruption.
SC slams lapses in posting primary education workers (19:56)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday gave vent to its ire over state governments flouting guidelines for the appointment of 'Shiksha Sahayaks' for promoting primary education saying it amounted to "spoiling the future of the future generations".
Man accused of violence against Dalit woman activists arrested (19:54)
Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) The man accused of bullying and physically abusing five Dalit woman activists in Uttar Pradesh's Lalitpur district last week, was arrested there Monday, police said. He was presented before a court which sent him to 14 days' judicial custody.
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