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Equities close marginally higher; Dr. Reddy's, ICICI Bank top BSE lags (Roundup)

Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) After remaining rangebound for most of the day, key Indian equity indices — the BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 — closed on a flat-to-positive note on Monday, with healthy buying witnessed in metals, oil and gas, and auto stocks. According to market observers, selling pressure in IT, banking and Teck stocks, along with subdued global cues ... Read More »

Disappointed at not being able to convert fifties: Rahul

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India opener Lokesh Rahul, who has been guilty of not converting his fifties into hundreds of late in Test cricket, on Monday said he is disappointed and the team needs him to do that as an opening batsman. “I am not worried but disappointed. I would converted atleast half of them into hundreds. My numbers would ... Read More »

Bhuvneshwar vital part of plan, especially overseas: Kohli

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Monday showered profuse praise on pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar saying he would be a vital part of the teams plans, especially on overseas tours. Kumar finished with a eight wicket haul (4/88 and 4/8) to grab the Player of the Match award in the opening Test against Sri Lanka at the Eden ... Read More »

NRIs should be included in Aadhaar network: Goa Congress

Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) Non-resident Indians, temporarily living abroad, should be brought into the ambit of Aadhaar card cover, state Congress President Shantaram Naik said on Monday. Addressing a press conference in Panaji, at the party’s state headquarters, Naik also said that if NRIs can be allowed the right to vote by proxy, then they can surely be inducted into ... Read More »

Style is about the way you feel: Alia Bhatt

Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt, known for making fashion statements at red carpet galas and for setting style trends through her movies, says it makes a difference to have a stylist, but a person’s look depends on how he or she feels. Alia has invested in the fashion-tech startup StyleCracker, a platform that connects users to leading stylists. ... Read More »

We were fix-six overs short of victory: Rahul

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India opener Lokesh Rahul on Monday rued the fact that India did not have five-six overs more, saying that would have helped them win the opening Test at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. “We wanted to make a game out of this. We lost three wickets early in one spell of (Suranga) Lakmal so we ... Read More »

I choose to be optimistic: Shahid on 'Padmavati'

Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor, one of the three lead actors of “Padmavati”, on Monday said he is confident that the historical drama will release and will be as loved and celebrated as his “Udta Punjab”. Shahid spoke on the sidelines of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here. He said stopping the release of the ... Read More »

School principal removed for sexual harassment

Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) The Principal of a government-run meritorious school has been removed from the post after being indicted for sexual harassment, a state government spokesperson said here on Monday. The inquiry report — in which the Principal of the Government Meritorious School, Ghabdan in Punjab’s Sangrur district, was indicted on sexual harassment charges — was submitted to the ... Read More »

India, China have no option but to live peacefully: Dalai Lama

Bhubaneswar, Nov 20 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday said India and China have no option except to live peacefully and help each other. On to the strained ties between the two countries in the wake of the Doklam standoff, the Nobel Peace laureate said that is not an important issue. “Both the countries across the border ... Read More »

Virat, Bhuvi shine as India narrowly miss splendid win vs Sri Lanka (Roundup)

By Debayan MukherjeeKolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Riding skipper Virat Kohli’s superlative 50th international hundred, India came tantalisingly close to a victory but lack of time forced them to finish three wickets short and share the spoils with Sri Lanka on an eventful final day of the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. Replying to India’s second innings ... Read More »

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