New Delhi, June 10 : A Delhi court Monday granted bail to suspended cricketer S. Sreesanth and his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila who have been booked under the provisions of Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) in the IPL spot fixing scandal.
Additional Session Judge V. K. Khanna also granted bail to 15 bookies on personal bonds of Rs. 50,000 each.(IANS)
New Delhi, June 10 : Footwear and apparel brand Woodland has launched a special-edition t-shirt collection to raise funds for Unicef's wash programme in the country.
Unicef wash programme aims to provide safe drinking water to families in rural India and the special edition collection is available across Woodland Stores for the month of June only.
New Delhi, June 10 : Indian cricket board interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya Monday promised to look into Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s alleged conflict of interest after the team returns from the Champions Trophy being held in England and Wales.
“I don’t want to disturb the team during the Champions Trophy. I gain nothing by doing that. We have taken a note of the (Dhoni) issue, we are looking into it but we are not going to hound someone,” said Dalmiya at an emergency meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) here.
New Delhi, June 10 : Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Monday made a passionate appeal to L. K. Advani to reverse his decision to resign from party positions.
"Had a detailed conversation with Advaniji on phone. Urged him to change his decision. I hope he will not disappoint lakhs of (party workers)," Modi tweeted.
A day after the BJP appointed Modi to lead it in the next Lok Sabha election, Advani quit major party posts after accusing most of its leaders of pursuing "personal agendas".
New Delhi, June 10 : With Narendra Modi heading the BJP's Lok Sabha campaign panel, the stage is set for a virtual showdown between the Gujarat chief minister and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi next year.
While Modi was named the Bharatiya Janata Party's central poll campaign committee head Sunday, Gandhi was picked in November last year to head the Congress election coordination committee.
This happened two months before Gandhi was made the vice president, second only to his mother and party chief Sonia Gandhi.
New Delhi, June 10 : The growth prospect for India remains "below trend" whereas major developed economies such as the US and Japan are experiencing expansion, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Monday.
The Paris-based think tank's conclusions are based on the Composite Leading Indicators (CLI) that are designed to anticipate turning points in economic activities.
New Delhi, June 1 : The Congress Monday took potshots at the BJP over the resignation of party veteran L. K. Advani from his posts, saying the opposition party had no connect with India.
"It is for the BJP to think. It is for the concerned persons to think. We had already said that it (Modi's elevation) will have its repercussions," Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said.
"The BJP is totally disconnected with the nation," Congress spokesperson Renuka Chowdhury added. She said she was amazed "the BJP was not able to see the writing on the wall".
New Delhi, June 10 : Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj Monday expressed "surprise" at BJP patriarch L. K. Advani's decision to resign from all party posts but said she was confident she would be able to convince him to take back his resignation.
"I am going to his house and will talk to him and I am sure we will be able to convince him. I have spoken to him over phone and told him that I am coming to see him," she told reporters here.
"I was surprised at his decision," she said, adding that she was confident that she would convince him to take back his resignation.
New Delhi, June 10 : BJP president Rajnath Singh Monday refused to accept party leader L. K. Advani's resignation from organisational posts.
"I have not accepted Shri Advaniji's resignation," Rajnath Singh said in a tweet.
BJP sources said that the party leadership would make efforts to persuade Advani to reconsider his decision.
Advani Monday quit from all major posts in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), accusing "most of our leaders" of being "concerned just with their personal agendas".
New Delhi, June 10 - The veteran L. K. Advani Monday quit from all major posts in the BJP, accusing "most of our leaders" of being "concerned just with their personal agendas".
Advani shot off an angry letter to Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh a day after the party named Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as head of the Lok Sabha campaign committee. (IANS)
New Delhi, June 10 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Monday suspended from all cricketing activities Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra for betting in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 tournament.
"Raj Kundra has been suspended pending enquiry," BCCI vice president Chitrak Mitra told reporters here.
Delhi Police officers had earlier claimed that Kundra, a British national, had admitted to betting and his passport had been seized. (IANS)
New Delhi, June 8 : Slamming his detractors, Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh Saturday said the four-year undergraduate programme was not an eccentric brainwave of one man, and that the university brass was not a "bunch of doofuses" wrecking the system.
Speaking on TV channel Headlines Today, Singh said: "It's a big decision. It's not that one man woke up one day and decided to change the system. Do you think everybody here is a bunch of doofuses, who decided to wreck the system."
New Delhi, June 7 : Indian films "Jolly LLB" and "Murder 3" have been invited to feature at the forthcoming 16th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF), which will be held June 15-23.
Director Vishesh Bhatt's "Murder 3", co-produced by Fox Star Studios and Vishesh Films, is an erotic thriller, while "Jolly LLB", a Fox Star Studios production, is an entertaining courtroom comedy.
The movies will feature at the festival under International Panorama section's spectrum division.
New Delhi, June 7 : People often complain of skin dryness and opt for varied beauty products to cure it. Avoiding long, hot shower bath or drinking at least two litres of water can help you rid the problem.
Femalefirst. co. uk shares tips to take care of dry skin.
1 - Avoid long, hot shower bath - True, that hot water bath relieves stress but it can also make your skin dry. Hot water reduces natural oils from body much faster than lukewarm or cold water.
2 - Use a gentle cleanser or shower gel with moisturiser - Cleanser or nice shower gels make skin smoother and removes dryness.
New Delhi, June 7 : Grey hair, generally associated with ageing, is now a common problem among youngsters. One can avoid the problem by going natural, says expert.
Actress Anna Friel, 36, mixes curry leaves with hot water and drinks it to maintain her natural brunette hair colour.
Capital-based hair transplant surgeon Sakshee Sareen suggests more natural ways to avoid premature greying of hair.
- Eat food with nutrients: Food items, such as green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, bananas and cauliflower are rich in vitamins, minerals and iron. Their consumption will help to fight grey hair.
New Delhi, June 7 : Backing pharma major Ranbaxy, who has been accused of marketing sub-standard medicines, the health ministry Friday said there was nothing wrong with the quality of its drugs.
"There are misconceptions about Ranbaxy producing sub-standard drugs. There was something wrong with the manufacturing process, but the quality of the drugs was fine," said Jagdish Prasad, Director General of Health Services.
New Delhi, June 7 : India's Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma, on a visit to Myanmar, Friday met the Southeast Asian nation's communications Minister U Myat Hein and enquired about the selection process for companies bidding for telecom contracts in the country.
During the meeting in capital Nay Pyi Taw, Sharma said the bids of shortlisted Indian companies may seriously be considered, keeping in mind the geographical contiguity and strategic interest of the two countries.
New Delhi, June 7 : Women love flowers and jewellery. What if there is a two-in-one offer? Entice, a jewellery brand by KGK group, has come up with an exquisite collection of intricate ornaments inspired from six rare flowers to woo fashionistas.
From soothing calla lilies to bright daffodils, and exotic round head rampions to refreshing morning glory flower -- the brand has created facsimiles of each with a creative twist.
New Delhi, June 6 : The industry saw it coming, and fans made it happen - Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone-starrer "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" has become the first film to cross Rs. 100 crore mark within just a week of its release.
After a bumper opening of Rs. 19.45 crore in the country, and an opening weekend of a whopping Rs. 62.11 crore, the Ayan Mukerji directorial continued running to packed houses in India.
"100 crore. And still counting," tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
New Delhi, June 6 : Amid a slowdown in petrol car sales, car market leader Maruti Suzuki Thursday said it will shut down its Gurgaon and Manesar plants Friday.
"Tomorrow (Friday), there will be a planned shutdown at the Gurgaon and Manesar plants. This is being done in accordance with the slowdown in market conditions," the company said.
According to the company official, both the plants have a combined production of 5,000 units per day. The shutdown comes just ahead of a scheduled maintenance closure at the plant June 17-22. Saturday (June 8) is a scheduled weekly off.