New Delhi, Nov 21 : Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal Thursday rose a place to World No. 6 in the women's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
Though Saina went up, World Championship bronze medallist P. V. Sindhu slid a place to No. 11.
Parupalli Kashyap also dropped three places to No. 14 in the men's singles while R. M. V. Gurusaidutt remained static at No. 19. (IANS)
New Delhi, Nov 21 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will campaign in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh Nov 22, party sources said Thursday.
Gandhi, who addressed rallies in Dhar and Sidhi districts in the state Nov 20, will campaign in Balaghat and Mandsaur districts.
Polling in Madhya Pradesh will be held Nov 25. Results will be declared Dec 8. (IANS)
New Delhi, Nov 21 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday favoured granting greater functional autonomy to state-owned companies and not shield them from competition from the private sector.
"Competitive neutrality requires that the government not use its legislative and fiscal powers to give undue advantage to its own businesses over the private sector. Going forward, our governments will have to increasingly adopt competition-neutral policies," Singh said, addressing the 3rd BRICS International Competition Conference organised here by the Competition Commission of India.
New Delhi, Nov 21 : The Supreme Court Thursday restrained Sahara Group chief Subroto Roy and two directors from leaving the country as they have failed to comply with its Oct 28 orders.
By its Oct 28 orders, the court directed them to deposit unencumbered title deeds of their assets of Rs. 20,000 crore as a guarantee to return investors' money, which they had collected thorough OFCD (Optionally Fully Convertible Debentures).
“We are prima facie satisfied that our order dated Oct 28, 2013, has not been complied with in letter and spirit. We direct all the contemners not to move out of the country.”
New Delhi, Nov 21 - Retired Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has hailed the Indian public and has expressed his gratitude to them for inspiring him to 'do something special'.
In an exclusive interview with CNN, Tendulkar thanked the Indian fans and said that right from the time he started playing for India, 24 years ago, people have appreciated his performances, which had inspired him to go out on the field every time and give his best.
New Delhi, Nov 20 : The Election Commission Wednesday said it has sent notice to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal for asking Muslim electors to vote on religious grounds.
Kejriwal has been given till 11 a. m. on Nov 25 to reply as to why action should not be taken against him for violating the model poll code which does not allow appeals to voters on grounds of religion, an Election Commission statement said.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Harish Khurana had complained to the Election Commission about the AAP leader for distributing pamphlets containing appeals on religious grounds.
New Delhi, Nov 20 : Jet Airways Wednesday said it has completed 24 percent stake sale to Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad Airways for Rs. 2,069 crore.
Jet Airways said in a statement that "both airlines closed the transaction for the subscription of a 24 percent equity stake by Etihad Airways in Jet Airways".
"All requisite Indian regulatory approvals had been obtained by Nov 12, 2013. Jet Airways has, on Nov 20, 2013, issued and allotted 27,263,372 equity shares of a face value of Rs. 10 each at a price of Rs. 754.7361607 per equity share on a preferential basis to Etihad Airways," the statement said.
New Delhi, Nov 20 : Max Life Insurance has forayed into e-commerce, launching Max Life Online Term Plan Wednesday, a company statement here said.
The plan is designed to provide comprehensive protection through three different death benefit options -- the tax-free level or increasing monthly income in addition to one-time sum assured and the traditional option of one-time tax-free sum assured.
The plan also offers a "comprehensive accident benefit" rider, which provides added benefits not only for death but also on dismemberment due to an accident.
New Delhi, Nov 20 : Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday denied that the party was misusing Anna Hazare's name during the Delhi assembly poll campaign and charged that there was a conspiracy to mislead the social activist.
"Anna said yesterday (Tuesday) that some people showed him posters with his photo being used for AAP. We told Anna that the posters were not real," said Kejriwal.
"It means fake posters were printed. There is a conspiracy to mislead Anna against us," he said.
New Delhi, November 19 : Jennifer Lawrence has revealed that she has a strong connection with her character, Katniss Everdeen, in her upcoming movie 'The Hunger Games'.
The 23-year-old Oscar winner explained that the character an artist portrays eventually becomes a part of their personality and added that she shares a close bond with her character in terms of their personalities as well as the situations they have been through, Universal Pictures India reported.
New Delhi, Nov 19 : Sanjay Leela Bhansali-helmed film ' Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela' has earned a total of Rs 93.58 crores worldwide in it's opening weekend, according to Eros International Media Ltd.
The movie, which was released worldwide in over 3,500 screens, grossed Rs. 68.58 crores in India and Rs. 25 crores in the overseas markets, Pinkvilla. com reported.
The Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh starrer film has also become the highest gross ing first weekend film overseas, and currently stands on the ninth spot on the charts in the UK. (ANI)
New Delhi, Nov 19 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal today said he has tried several times to speak to the man he calls his "guru," Anna Hazare, but "intermediaries... people in the middle" don't allow him to.
"Intermediaries do not let me talk to Anna Hazare, have tried to talk to him, people in the middle don't allow me," Kejriwal said.
Kejriwal on Monday responded to Hazare's letter regarding misuse of funds collected for the Jan Lokpal Bill, and said that he would withdraw his candidature from the Delhi Assembly elections if there is any discrepancy in AAP accounts.
New Delhi, November 19 : Michael Douglas has revealed that he and his wife Catherine Zeta Jones are doing well and showered his "beautiful" wife with compliments.
The 69-year-old Academy award winner, who got the news of his reconciliation with his 42-year-old Welsh actress wife at the premiere of his new movie 'Last Vegas', was all praises for his better half and said that she is "more beautiful than ever, inside and out", Universal Pictures India reported.
New Delhi/Hyderabad, Nov 18 : Warning that bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh would lead to security concerns for the whole nation, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Monday urged the Group of Ministers (GoM) to reconsider the decision to carve out separate Telangana state.
The chief minister met the GoM in the national capital and strongly opposed bifurcation of the state saying a weak state would create new law and order problems.
Addressing a press conference after the meeting with the GoM, Kiran Reddy said he highlighted the problems which would arise as a result of bifurcation.
New Delhi, Nov 18 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is hiring people on a weekly payment of Rs. 5,000 to campaign in New Delhi constituency for the Dec 4 assembly polls, Aam Aadami Party leader Arvind Kejriwal said here Monday.
Kejriwal, who will contest from the constituency, said he did not know who are getting the money.
"This is going on in my constituency. BJP is hiring people for Rs. 5,000," he said.
"When we started door-to-door campaigning (in other constituencies), BJP also decided to campaign. They hired 30 people at the daily wage of Rs. 300 to do their campaigning," he added.
New Delhi, Nov 18 : Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says that while putting his children to sleep, he goes into slumber instead.
"I invariably fall asleep while trying to put my kids to bed. There has to be a connection between their hugs and restfulness," Shah Rukh tweeted Sunday night.
SRK's son Aryan recently turned 16. He also has a daughter named Suhana. He has another son by surrogacy, named AbRam.(IANS)
New Delhi, Nov 18 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is biting his nails because of tension as he gets back to film shooting after wrapping up TV game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC).
He shared his anxiety through a tweet that he posted Sunday.
"To bed today. Tomorrow (Monday) 'Bhootnath Returns'. 'KBC' over, film tension starts. May professionalism always bring that in us," he wrote.
The seventh season of KBC will end in December first week.(IANS)
New Delhi, Nov 18 : Social networking site Worldfloat has introduced free online movie watching service offering over 25,000 English and Hindi movies and plans to include films in other languages.
"We have introduced movie service. It is for free. Worldfloat movie feature is currently the largest free movie service in the world for both English and Hindi languages," Worldfloat founder Pushkar Mahatta said.
New Delhi, Nov 16 : Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist C. N. R. Rao have been awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said Saturday.
Tendulkar who bid farewell to international cricket Saturday, is the first sportsperson to receive the prestigious award.
The PMO described Tendulkar as a living legend who has inspired millions across the globe.
New Delhi, Nov 16 : Chinese companies at this year's 33rd India International Trade Fair hope to do business worth a $1 million in keeping with the country's status as a major exporter.
"We hope to do around a million dollars worth of business this time around in the way of orders," Richard, project manager at Zhejiang Broad International Convention and Exhibition Company and leader of the Chinese exhibitors here, told IANS.