Kerry cuts short overseas trip after bike accident in France

- May 31, 2015

US Secretary of State John Kerry will return to the US on Sunday after fracturing his leg in a cycling accident in France earlier in the day, the State Department said.      Kerry broke his right femur in the accident and, given the injury is near the site of his prior hip surgery, he

Mohun Bagan clinch I-League title

- May 31, 2015

With just four minutes left on the clock, Nigerian defender Bello Rasaq headed in to hold defending champion Bengaluru FC 1-1 at home and propel Mohun Bagan to the national league title — their fourth, and the first after a long wait of 13 years.      It all seemed over for the green and

French Open: Sania enters quarters; Paes, Bopanna knocked out

- May 31, 2015

Indian tennis players Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna crashed out in the men's doubles pre-quarterfinals, while Sania Mirza partnering Swiss Martina Hingis entered the quarter-finals of the French Open here on Sunday.      Paes partnering Canadian Daniel Nestor who were seeded 10th lost to the sixth seed Italian pair of Simone Bolelli and Fabio

India Inc. urges apex bank to cut key lending rates

- May 31, 2015

Ahead of the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) bi-monthly monetary policy review, industry lobby Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) on Sunday urged the apex bank to cut key lending rates and ease the monetary policy.      “Revival of capex (capital expenditure) is critical to push the growth further and create

India’s semi-high speed train soon between Delhi-Agra

- May 31, 2015

Decks have been cleared for the launch of India's first semi-high speed train Gatiman Express that will run between Delhi and Agra at a speed of 160 km per hour and will complete the 210-km journey in just around one-and-half hours.      North Central Railway general manager Mahesh Mangal, who was on a two-day

New tax forms ease detailing of foreign travel, bank accounts

- May 31, 2015

After complaints by individual income tax payers over the new forms announced in April, the government on Sunday notified a fresh set — each of no more than three pages — and did away with the much-resented details sought on foreign travel and bank accounts.      Since the process is still on to recast

Alia Bhatt under the weather

- May 31, 2015

The scorching heat seems to have taken a toll on Alia Bhatt's health. The unwell actress is just hating it.      “Aaaaah under the weather and how!!!! Hate being sick photoshoooooot today (Sunday). Eventually only the camera can cheer me up,” Alia posted on Twitter.    The 22-year-old earlier told IANS that one should

‘Brothers’ trailer to release on June 10

- May 31, 2015

The trailer of upcoming action-drama film “Brothers”, starring Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra, will be out next month.      Directed by Karan Malhotra, the film, which also stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Jackie Shroff, is an official Hindi adaptation of the Hollywood film "Warriors" and tells the story of two estranged brothers.    Karan Johar,

Monsoon to hit Kerala by June 4

- May 31, 2015

By Apurva Bhatt With conditions not favouring its progress, Southwest Monsoon is expected to hit the Kerala coast by June 4, three days after its normal onset date, the MET department today said.  According to D S Pai, lead monsoon forecaster of the Indian Meteorological Department, conditions are still not favourable for the progress of

FIFA scandal: Sepp Blatter slams US interference

- May 30, 2015

Re-elected FIFA president Sepp Blatter blasted at the tactics used by the US anti-corruption investigators, saying the arrests two days ago were timed to interfere with Zurich congress, a media report said on Sunday.   Seven out of 14 senior officials and sports marketing executives charged by the US prosecutors of corruption and bribery were