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CWC to meet on Monday, set ball rolling for Rahul's elevation

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Congress party’s highest decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee (CWC), will meet on Monday to chart out the schedule for the election of the Congress President, that will see the elevation of Vice President Rahul Gandhi to the party’s top post. The meeting will be held a day after the birth centenary of former Prime ... Read More »

HCL Foundation's sports meet held

Noida, Nov 18 (IANS) Over 350 children participated in HCL Foundation’s first national sports meet ‘Sports for Change’ here on Saturday. Union Minister of State for Culture, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Mahesh Sharma felicitated the winners. The meet hosted teams from South Zone (Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Madurai) and North Zone (NCR, Lucknow) in the following events: Track events (100m, ... Read More »

Shami injury not serious: Pujara

Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) India pacer Mohammad Shami walked off the field after failing to complete his 14th over on day three of the first Test against Sri Lanka but top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara insisted that the injury was not “serious” and the pacer would be back in action on Sunday. “I don’t think there’s anything serious. I’m not sure ... Read More »

'Sallu Ki Shaadi' dedicated to Salman Khan: Director

Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Mohammad Israr Ansari says he would like to dedicate his forthcoming film “Sallu Ki Shaadi” to superstar Salman Khan. “I want to dedicate my film ‘Sallu Ki Shaadi’ to Salman Khan. My entire team, including me, want Salman Khan to support us. We want to meet him as fans,” Ansari said here on Friday. The ... Read More »

Educational bodies must adapt to newer technologies: President

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Calling for an “inter-disciplinary” approach to answer the requirements of the future, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said leading educational institutions will need to adapt to the changing technologies. Speaking at the 94th annual convocation of the University of Delhi, the President also said that universities would need to innovate in terms of academic ... Read More »

Sitharaman stokes row after CG firing incident

Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday ruffled feathers of political leaders and fishermen organisations with her claim that distanced the Coast Guard from a firing incident off the Rameswaram coast earlier this week in which two fishermen were injured. “Where did the bullet (that hurt fishermen) come from. We don’t have such bullets. How could it ... Read More »

N.D. Tiwari becomes unresponsive, shifted to ICU

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Narayan Datt Tiwari on Saturday became unresponsive when he was being given physiotherapy and was shifted to a hospital here. “Tiwari became unresponsive while he was being given physiotherapy. His son Rohit Shekhar Tiwari was present at that moment. “He alerted the team ... Read More »

Ashes: Paine clearly the best keeper in Australia, says Ponting

Sydney, Nov 18 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting on Saturday threw his weight behind wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Paine, who was recalled to the Test side after a seven-year absence for the opening two Ashes Tests against England. Ponting, who presented Paine with his Baggy Green in 2010 when he made his Test debut at Lord’s against Pakistan, rated the 32-year-old ... Read More »

Dyal Singh College (Evening) renamed Vande Mataram to clear confusion: Governing body head

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Delhi University’s Dyal Singh College (Evening), which since the past few months has been functioning as a day college, has decided to rename itself as Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya. Amitabh Sinha, Chairperson of governing body of Dyal Singh College, said on Saturday that the decision was taken to overcome the confusion in the name. A notification ... Read More »

Playing county cricket has definitely helped me: Pujara

Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Playing county cricket for Nottinghamshire helped Cheteshwar Pujara a great deal, the top-order India Test ace said after scoring a fighting 52 against Sri Lanka in the first Test at the Eden Gardens here. It was because of Pujara that India could post 172 as none of the other batsmen scored above the 30-run mark even ... Read More »

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