Royals file police complaint, suspend players' contractsMay 20, 2013
New Delhi, May 20 The Rajasthan Royals Monday filed a police complaint against their three players arrested for alleged spot-fixing in IPL matches and, pending inquiry, suspended the trio's contracts.
"Based on the information provided by the authorities, the contracts of all three players have been suspended pending enquiry. We have already filed a complaint with the Delhi Police against all three players earlier today," Rajasthan Royals chairman Ranjit Barthakur said referring to S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan.
A case under sections 420 and 120B of the Indian Penal Code...Read More
Heat scorches north IndiaMay 20, 2013
New Delhi, May 20 Most parts of north India reeled under intense heat Monday with no respite in sight Tuesday, with the temperature touching a scorching 46.2 degrees Celsius at Palam airport here.
It was a hot start to the week in the national capital Monday with the temperature shooting up to five notches above average at 44.5 degrees Celsius, recorded at Safdarjang airport. No respite seems to be in sight as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the mercury may touch 45 degrees within the city Tuesday.
In Palam area of south Delhi, where the Indira gandhi International and domestic airports of the capital are located, the temperature stood at 46.2 degrees Celsius, five notch...Read More
Business & Economy
India-China stress on peace, boosting economic tiesMay 20, 2013
New Delhi, May 20 India and China Monday stressed on maintaining peace and tranquility along their border and on boosting trade ties, including inviting Chinese firms to invest in India in infrastructure development and increasing banking and financial cooperation.
In a joint statement issued after talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, both sides r...Read More
Musharraf gets bail in Bhutto case but will stay in detentionMay 20, 2013
Islamabad, May 20 A court in Pakistan Monday granted bail to Pervez Musharraf in the 2007 assassination case of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, but the former president will remain in detention in a case relating to keeping judges in illegal confinement.
Musharraf has been accused of failing to provide security to Bhutto, who was killed in December 2007.
In spite of the Anti-Terrorism ...Read More
Lifestyle & Fashion
Much ado about nose rings at CannesMay 20, 2013
New Delhi, May 20 Among things Indian that Bollywood actresses Vidya Balan and Sonam Kapoor flaunted at the ongoing 66th Cannes International Film Festival, their bespoke nose rings, the traditional 'nath', drew immense attention. Designers believe this could set a trend of sorts among youth.
Sonam opted for a large nose ring to wear with an Anamika Khanna couture creation - an off-white sari t...Read More