Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) The refurbished KSLTA courts here received the thumbs up from Somdev Devvarman who will be leading Indian challenge against Indonesia in the Asia-Oceania Davis Cup tie here this weekend. "It is more like the Miami Masters and I love playing at altitude and we had our first session of hit today and we are happy with the conditions," said Somdev who wasted little time on arrival here to get himself a spot of practice
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Congress Monday appointed Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu as the head of its Himachal Pradesh unit, a party statement said. "The Congress president (Sonia Gandhi) has appointed Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu as the full-time president of the Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC)," Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said in a statement here
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) The West Bengal government said it will contest the State Election Commission's plea to the Calcutta High Court to reject the panchayat election dates it had notified. "They (the commission) did not appeal for a discussion with us but directly moved the high court.
Agartala, April 1 (IANS) A suspected spy for Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency was arrested in Tripura, police said here Monday.
Mumbai, Apr 1 (IANS) There is an urgent need to open up government data for the public and create a public information infrastructure for democratizing information, technocrat Sam Pitroda said here Monday.
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Sarovar Hotels, one of India's fastest growing hotel management companies, has announced the signing of two more hotels in Gujarat - at Gandhidham and Bhavnagar.
Guwahati, April 1 (IANS) Life is limping back to normal in Sualkuchi - the silk town of Assam, where seven people including two policemen were injured in a clash between weavers and security forces, the government said Monday, adding it will order a judicial probe into the incident. The indefinite curfew, which had been on in Sualkuchi since the violence Saturday, was relaxed Monday for 10 hours - from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) In a ruling lauded by health experts, the Supreme Court Monday dismissed Swiss pharma giant Novartis AG's petition seeking patent protection for its anti-cancer drug Glivec. Justices Aftab Alam and Ranjana Prakash Desai dismissed with cost Novartis' plea challenging the Chennai-based Intellectual Property Appellate Board's decision declining grant of patent for the drug
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) The Election Commission of Pakistan Monday shut down its website after it experienced overwhelming traffic following the uploading of nomination papers of candidates aspiring to contest the general election. Around 50,000 people were visiting the website per minute which slowed it down, Geo News reported.
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) The Indian Premier League T20 tourney - synonymising cricket, cash, controversies and dollops of glamour - opens its sixth edition Tuesday with a cultural gala marrying the rhythm of American rap music with Bollywood dhamaka, but ironically at a iconic soccer venue where the likes of Lionel Messi have mesmerised tens of thousands of spectators in the past. Come Tuesday evening and Salt Lake Stadium - one of the world's largest with a capacity to accommodate 100,000-plus spectators - would dance with Mumbai film megastar Shah Rukh Khan shaking a leg to some peppy numbers. Mumbai's leading ladies Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone would also perform, with famed American rapper of Cuban origin Pitbul, Chinese drummers and dancers from Europe providing the international touch