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  • MHRD rolls out schemes for higher education teachers' training

    New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on Tuesday launched two training programmes for teachers in the realm of higher education, aimed to keep them updated on the latest developments in the world and to inculcate in them administrative skills to run their...

  • Actor Alok Nath expelled from CINTAA over sexual harassment allegation

    Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Bollywood actor Alok Nath, who is alleged to have sexually harassed writer-producer Vinta Nanda 19 years ago, was on Tuesday expelled by the Cine And Television Artistes Association (CINTAA).The association wrote on Twitter, 'In view of the various allegations of sexual...

  • Nakamura sole leader after day 1 of Tata Steel blitz chess meet

    Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) World No.3 Hikaru Nakamura of the US stayed unbeaten to remain on sole pole position as five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand alongwith Pentala Harikrishna led the Indian challenge at the end of day one of the Tata Steel Chess India 2018 Blitz tournament here on...

  • Meghalaya Assembly Committee on Women to take up matter on attacks on activist

    Shillong, Nov 13 (IANS) Meghalaya Assembly Committee on Women Empowerment (MACWE) will take up the matter of the murder attempt on frontline women's activist Agnes Kharshiing and her aide in a coal-belt area of the state.'The Committee will inquire into the public attack on activist, Kharshiing and...

  • PKL 6: Telugu Titans pip Puneri Paltan in inter-zonal battle

    Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Telugu Titans defeated Puneri Paltans 28-25 in an inter-zonal clash of the ongoing sixth edition of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) at the NSCI stadium here on Tuesday.Telugu Titans witnessed a collective effort from raiders Rahul Chaudhary (8 points), Nilesh Salunke (6 points)...

  • Gadkari to lure investors for TOT initiative in Mumbai

    Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) In a bid to lure investors, Union Minister for Transport Nitin Gadkari will flag off the second lot of Toll-Operate-Transfer models for monetizing operational National Highway projects in the country, at a roadshow here on November 15, an official said on Tuesday.This will be...

  • Centre's affidavit on Rafale conceals more than it reveals: Congress

    New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Trashing the Centre's defence of the Rafale deal made before the Supreme Court, the Congress on Tuesday said the decision to buy the French jets was made in violation of Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) and the process was structured subsequently to legitimise it.A day...

  • Countdown in progress for Indian rocket launch on Wednesday

    Chennai, Nov 13 (IANS) The countdown for the Wednesday evening launch of India's heaviest rocket GSLV-Mk III carrying communication satellite GSAT-29 is in progress at the rocketport in Sriharikota, the Indian space agency said.According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the...

  • Falsehood no substitute for Rahul's failed politics: Jaitley on Rafale row

    New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) After Rahul Gandhi's barbs on the NDA's Rafale deal, faulting the government for making changes in it without consultation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hit back saying the Congress President was trying to create a controversy around India's sensitive defence requirements...

  • Over 76% polling in Chhattisgarh assembly polls phase-I: EC

    New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) A total of 76.28 per cent of the voters cast their votes in the first phase of the Chhattisgarh assembly polls, the Election Commission said on Tuesday.The final figure is slightly higher than the 2013 assembly elections in the first phase that stood at 75.93 per cent, the...

  • SEBI tightens disclosure norms for rating agencies

    Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Tuesday directed the credit rating agencies (CRA) to disclose more information pertaining to the liquidity status, among other indicators, of the companies they review.In a circular, the capital market regulator also mandated...

  • Anand unhappy with constant zigzagging of chess formats

    Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand is not happy with the constant zigzagging of formats, saying that he finds it 'unhelpful'.Here for the Rapid and Blitz competitions in the Tata Steel Chess India 2018, Anand suggested separate seasons for the three sections after...