New Delhi, June 5 : Some of the world's top football stars David Beckham, Thierry Henry, Michael Owen and Raul Gonzalez could soon be seen in action during a franchise-based tournament to be launched by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and its commercial partner IMG-Reliance early next year.
Beckham, Henry and Raul are closely working with IMG in different projects to promote the game and the sports management group is pursuing them to be a part of the eight-team tournament that will be played in India Jan 14-March 13.
New Delhi, June 5 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday urged all chief ministers to firmly deal with communal forces as communal harmony was critical for the growth and prosperity of the country.
Addressing chief ministers at the conference on internal security, he said the impact of increasing incidents of communal and sectarian violence required their special attention.
New Delhi, June 5 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jaylalithaa Wednesday said modern India has a perceptible telescoping tension and intolerance, threatening society and making it more confrontationist.
"These have thrown up major challenges to the police force in maintaining law and order, compromising the internal security environment of the state," she said in her speech read out by K. P. Munusamy, the state's minister for municipal administration, rural development, law, courts and prisons, at the Chief Ministers Conference on internal security here.
New Delhi, June 5 : Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi ignored his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar Wednesday at the Chief Ministers' Conference called here to deal with Maoist violence.
Modi walked past Nitish Kumar, who was talking to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and BJP leader Raman Singh, when he arrived at the venue Wednesday morning.
New Delhi, June 5 - It was a hot morning in the capital Wednesday with the minimum temperature settling at 30.5 degrees Celsius, three notches above average for this time of year. The weather office has forecast a clear day ahead.
"A clear day is in store. The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 43 degrees Celsius," an official at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) told IANS.
Humidity at 8.30 a. m. was 56 percent.
Both maximum and minimum temperatures settled a notch above average at 41.7 and 28.8 degrees Celsius Tuesday. (IANS)
New Delhi, June 4 : Accusing the Congress-led UPA government of "destroying institutions,", BJP leader Arun Jaitley Tuesday said that the cost of its "Modi-phobia" would be paid by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) in the case of the alleged killing of Ishrat Jahan.
In an article on the party's website Tuesday, Jaitley said there were news reports that the CBI has been interrogating senior officers of the IB in the case of alleged killing of Jahan.
According to a new survey, a majority of the residents in the national capital, Delhi believe that the overall environment has deteriorated during the previous five years.
The survey was conducted by the Energy and Resources Institute and covered a total of six major cities across the country. It showed that about 80per cent of the respondents in Delhi said that the city's environment has deteriorated during the past five years.
New Delhi, June 4 : The issue of new bank licences would be clear by October after scrutiny of applications by the Reserve Bank of India, Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Takru said Tuesday.
The Reserve Bank of India has set July 13 as the last date for the submission of applications.
New Delhi, June 4 : Tata Communications has added a state-of-the-art "virtual meeting" telepresence suite to its global network in downtown Shanghai. It has been launched in partnership with China Mobile and JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai, the company said here in a statement Tuesday.
Telepresence is the next generation of video-conferencing that provides a fully life-like and high definition 'virtual' meeting experience, which helps to improve all sorts of business interaction through better and more frequent meetings.
New Delhi, June 4 : The Delhi government Tuesday conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award on leading contemporary artist Anjolie Ela Menon at the unveiling of a mural by her, titled "The Walled City" at the international airport here.
The 21 feet by 8.2 feet mural of a city street of old Delhi is installed at the T3 terminal of Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI).
After unveiling the mural, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit announced the lifetime honour for Menon, strategic analyst Uday Bhaskar who was present at the function told IANS.
New Delhi, June 4 : India's homegrown networking site WorldFloat has started a new gaming feature that allows users to make money, even as plans are afoot for another add-on to help people source money from large numbers of people for their projects.
Founder of WorldFloat. com Pushkar Mahatta said the new feature called "treasure hunt" was already gaining popularity among users in India as well as in other countries.
He said the games offered at the WorldFloat site were skill-based, and one can make up to Rs. 10,000. "These are not chance-based. You get to make more money, if you spend more time and have the skills."
New Delhi, June 4 : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading 0.56 percent up in afternoon trade Tuesday.
While there was good buying trend seen in healthcare, capital goods, bankex and auto sectors, stocks like IT and consumer durables took a dip.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 19,605.68 points, was trading at 19,719.96 points in the afternoon session, up 109.48 points or 0.56 percent from its previous day's close at 19,610.48 points.
Sensex touched a high of 19,742.70 points and a low of 19,576.18 points in intra-day trade.
New Delhi, June 3 : If new-age brides are moving away from heavy-weight wedding outfits, they are also saying 'no' to over-the-top make-up.
Delhi-based make-up artist Mehak Oberoi, who has worked with Bollywood celebrities like Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, feels "less is more" when it comes to make-up.
"The idea is to let it be easy. Never try to be fairer than your skin tone. Simple and natural make up is the most fashionable," Mehak told IANS.
Doling out tips, she said to first apply a concealer under the eyes and on acne marks, if you have any.
New Delhi, June 3 : Mobile handset company Karbonn has tied up with Vodafone India to offer internet plans service to its customers, who will buy Karbonn's flagship devices - Karbonn Titanium S5 & Karbonn Smart A1ustomers A12, a company statement said here Monday.
New Delhi, June 3 : The under-recovery, or revenue loss, applicable on diesel for the second fortnight effective June 1 has been pegged sharply upwards at Rs. 4.87 per litre, the petroleum ministry said Monday.
This compares to the under-recovery of Rs. 3.73 per litre during the second fortnight of May 2013, effective May 16.
"In the case of PDS kerosene and domestic LPG, under-recoveries for the month of June 2013 fell to Rs. 27.75 per litre (from Rs. 27.93 per litre) and Rs. 335.14 per cylinder (from Rs. 378.38 per cylinder), respectively," the ministry said in a statement.
New Delhi, June 3 : Premium kidswear Nautinati, owned by a 20-year-old garment exporter Omega Designs, is now available in Noida.
Based in Italy, the design studio has as its philosophy to ‘Let kids be kids’. It specialises in casual wear but has plans to come up with formal collection too.
“Every parent desires comfortable but trendy clothing for his kid. Hence we focus on making clothing, which not only looks good but is extremely comfortable for kids," Shantanu, managing director, Nautinati, said in a statement.
New Delhi, June 3 : At 15 years and seven months, Raghav Joneja has become the youngest Indian to scale Mount Everest, climbing the peak with five teenage mates from Lawrence School, Sanawar.
Lawrence became the first school in the world to send a team to the highest peak.
The boys achieved the remarkable feat May 21 when they summited Everest after a month-long gruelling expedition, backed by Hero Cycles.
The expedition comprised of seven boys with their sherpas, three fathers as a support team and another four old Sanawarians, who joined the group from here to the base camp for 21 days to give them moral support.
New Delhi, June 3 : Budget carrier IndiGo Monday said it has been permitted by the government to import 28 Airbus A320 aircraft in 2013 and 2014.
"The additional aircraft will enable IndiGo to take its low fare and hassle-free service to more customers and enable stronger connectivity within India and abroad," the airline said in a statement.
Currently, IndiGo holds the largest domestic market share at 29.8 percent as of April 2013.
The airline provides 422 flights connecting 33 destinations with a fleet of 66 Airbus A320 aircraft.
New Delhi, June 3 : "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" is zooming towards the Rs. 100 crore club. The Ranbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone starrer has managed business of Rs. 62.11 crore at the Indian box office in the opening weekend itself.
The youthful romantic entertainer released Friday, pulling in audiences from all quarters with its package of a suited-to-the-T cast, visually soothing cinematography, peppy music, energy-packed choreography and a simple yet well-executed script.
New Delhi, June 3 : Bollywood star Akshay Kumar is dissuading viewers from using mobile phones inside theatres.
He has shot for a short film, which hit the theatres Friday, where he is seen making the request.
The actor, who will be seen playing gangster Shoaib in "Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again", features as his character from the gangster drama while giving the message in the clip, helmed by Milan Luthria, who has also directed the feature film.
The short message is being played in PVR and Cinemax properties in the country from May 31 and will be shown till Aug 8, when the film releases.