AAP’s Alka wants to resign, Cong’s Sheila blames Maken – who also offers to resign

Congress's Ajay Maken has offered to resign and work as an ordinary part worker. The former Delhi Chief Minister rued that Maken failed to involve senior leaders including her in campaigning for the polls. Maken, offered to resign from his post after accepting moral responsibility for Congress's dismal performance in the civic polls. ”So, as the president of Delhi Congress I take moral responsibility and offer to resign from my post. I was given free hand during my two-year tenure as Delhi Congress president in organisational appointments,” he said.

April 26, 2017 09:00 UTC

AAP alleges EVM tampering as BJP sweeps Delhi civic elections

After counting of votes began at 8am, the BJP started showing early leads in all the three municipal corporations- North Delhi Municipal Corporation, South Delhi Municipal Corporation and East Delhi Municipal Corporation – that were created in 2012 by splitting the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. the BJP won 35 seats and the Aam Aadmi Party managed to get 15 seats in North MCD. In the East municipal corporation, the BJP won 27 wards while the AAP got only six seats. In North Delhi, the AAP has municipal wards in Aman Vihar, Mukundpur, Sultan Puri A, Shastri Nagar, Nimri Colony, Ballimaran and Rampura. The BJP has won wards in Kishan Ganj, Rohtas Nagar, Dilshad Garden, Krishna Nagar among others.

April 26, 2017 08:21 UTC

A 13-year-old mathematical wonder

New Delhi, Apr 26 (PTI) Complex calculations are a source of nightmares for most, but for 13-year-old Aditi Sharma who can perform mathematical problems in a matter of seconds, it is, quite literally, childs play. Aditi orally solved calculations from one-digit to four- digit numbers up to 100 rows at a speed "faster than one takes to write on paper". Not only have my calculation skills got sharper and faster, my learning speed has also increased," Aditi said. Students Daksh Agarwal and Anish Roy Chowdhary who were the first and the second runner-ups respectively, received cash prizes of Rs 3,100 and Rs 2,100 respectively. PTI RJS TRS TRS

April 26, 2017 07:07 UTC

Saina Nehwal crashes out, PV Sindhu advances in Asian badminton Championship

Saina Nehwal lost to Japan’s Sayaka Sato in the women’s singles first round of the Asian badminton Championship in Wuhan, China, on Wednesday. Read | Saina Nehwal is not a special player that I have to beat every time: PV SindhuHowever, Rio Olympic silver medallist P.V. In women’s doubles, India’s Ashwini Ponappa and N. Sikki Reddy lost to South Korea’s Chae Yoo Jung and Kim So Yeong 20-22, 16-21. In men’s doubles, China’s Fu Haifengbea and Zhang Nan beat India’s Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy 21-9, 21-18. Read | Saina Nehwal smashes Carolina Marin on ‘world No.

April 26, 2017 07:04 UTC

Sindhu advances, Saina bows out of Badminton Asia Championships

Sindhu defeated Dinar Dyah Ayustine of Indonesia to advance while Saina Nehwal bowed out of the Badminton Asia Championships after she was beaten by Japan's Sayaka Sato in the women's singles here on Wednesday. @Pvsindhu1 storms her way into the next round of #BAC2017 with a 21-8, 21-18 win over Dinar Ayustine. - BAI Media (@BAI_Media) April 26, 2017 . @NSaina Saina Nehwal loses a gritty battle against Sayaka Sato. The Japanese wins 19-21, 21-16, 21-18.

April 26, 2017 06:59 UTC

Not Deepika Padukone but Shraddha Kapoor to play Saina Nehwal in biopic

Ever since the news of a biopic on the life of badminton player Saina Nehwal was out, bets were placed on Deepika Padukone to portray her life on reel. With her strong background in badminton, she was touted to be the best choice to play Saina. She wrote, "SAINA NEHWAL - The former World no 1 badminton player. @NSainapic.twitter.com/ZvXfAp7X7J - Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) April 26, 2017Titled Saina, the film will see Shraddha portray badminton ace on 70mm. ALSO READ: Badminton ace Saina Nehwal thinks Deepika best to play her onscreenALSO READ: Shraddha Kapoor's transformation as Haseena Parkar is incredible

April 26, 2017 06:56 UTC

MCD poll results: Ex-AAP leader Mayank Gandhi slams Arvind Kejriwal in scathing open letter

I had to inform the lakhs of AAP volunteers about what happened in that crucial meeting, in spite of the gag order. We still need the principles; we still need to fight corrupts; we still need to fight against criminalization of politics. Remember nation first, party next and individuals last. LoveMayankAlso Read:Delhi MCD Election Results 2017 LIVE updates: BJP retains all three civic bodies; EVMs rigged, says AAPWhither Arvind Kejriwal's AAP? What MCD election results mean for Delhi's ruling partyAlso Watch:MCD election 2017: Are multiple authorities to be blamed for Delhi's wreckage?

April 26, 2017 06:22 UTC

Serena Williams reveals how she accidentally spilled news of her pregnancy

'I've been so good about it, but this was the one time it slipped,' says the American tennis legend. Serena Williams had no intention of sharing her pregnancy with the world last week but spilled the beans when she accidentally uploaded the "20 weeks" photo of herself on Snapchat, the world number one said on Tuesday. Williams, who was wearing a yellow swimsuit in the 'selfie', quickly deleted the post but later confirmed her pregnancy via her publicist after frenzied speculation. You hear all these stories about people when they're pregnant — they get sick, they get really tired, really stressed out," she said. I'm not done yet," said Williams, who credited her 36-year-old sister Venus, a seven-times grand slam champion, for inspiration.

April 26, 2017 06:11 UTC

Shraddha Kapoor to play Saina Nehwal role in biopic

more-inActress Shraddha Kapoor has confirmed that she will play the role of the ace badminton player Saina Nehwal in her biopic, titled Saina. “SAINA NEHWAL — The former World no 1 badminton player. Her journey to the top has been fascinating & I am honored to be given this opportunity to play her in my next film 'SAINA'. — Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) April 26, 2017The 30-year-old actress, who is also part of another biopic Haseena based on Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena Parkar, said Saina is going to be her most difficult film till date. It’s probably going to be my most difficult film till date...

April 26, 2017 06:11 UTC

Saina Nehwal: PV Sindhu advances, Saina Nehwal loses in Badminton Asia Championships

NEW DELHI: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu stormed into the second round at the Badminton Asia Championships with a straight-game victory over Indonesia's Dinar Dyah Ayustine while Saina Nehwal suffered a defeat at the hands of unseeded Sayaka Sato of Japan.In the men's singles, Ajay Jayaram endured a tough battle to emerge victorious 21-18, 18-21, 21-19 against the Chinese fifth seed Tian Houwei.Sindhu, who won a bronze in the 2014 Gimcheon edition, took just 31 minutes to outplay her unseeded opponent 21-8, 21-18 in the first round match at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium in Wuhan on Wednesday.The seventh seed Saina, who had a 6-1 record in head-to-head ties against Sato before this clash, went down fighting 21-19, 16-21, 18-21 in a match that lasted one hour and eight minutes.The fourth seeded Sindhu has continued her good performance since winning the silver medal at Rio Olympics last year. She had clinched the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in January this year before annexing the India Super Series title early this month.Sindhu then reached the quarter-finals at the Singapore Open, where she lost to Olympic champion Carolina Marin.The mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy put up a brave fight before losing 15-21, 21-14, 16-21 against Chinese top seeds Zheng Siwei and Chen Qingchen in the opening round.Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki's campaign came to an end in the women's doubles category as they lost 20-22, 16-21 against South Koreans Chae Yoo Jung and Kim So Yeong.The men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy also failed to progress after Chinese fifth seeded combine of Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan registered 21-9, 21-18 victory.

April 26, 2017 06:10 UTC

Delhi MCD election 2017 results: BJP wins Janakpuri West, Janakpuri South wards

Janakpuri West ward witnessed a three-dimensional electoral battle between BJP's Narender Chawla, Congress' Suresh Kumar and Aam Aadmi Party's Sanjay Puri. BJP candidate Narender Chawla votes in Janakpuri West (Photo: IndiaToday.in)The saffron party's candidate Veena Sharma has also won the Janakpuri South seat by 5,362 votes. In the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), the BJP has won three wards -- Janakpuri West, Janakpuri South and Vishnu Garden. 2012 MCD ELECTION RESULTS DATAJanakpuri West Ward Poll Results in 2012Ashish Sood BJP 9387 votesSanjay Puri Congress 9368 votesBhanu Prakash BSP 474 votesGaurav Gupta Independent 385 votesJanakpuri South Ward Poll Results in 2012Rajni Mamtani BJP 8888 votesNeena Kapoor INC 4060 votesALSO READ | MCD Election Results 2017: Who will win Delhi's dangal? MCD election: Has Arvind Kejriwal already conceded defeat?

April 26, 2017 06:00 UTC

Apple: Apple plans to use micro-LED in 2017 Apple Watch 3

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple 's plans to replace OLED with micro-LED in 2017 Apple Watch 3 and iPhones has raised concerns in Samsung as Apple's expected use of Samsung OLED screens for a new iPhone model this year may only be temporary. "Apple has been working with LuxVue (which it acquired in 2014) to develop new micro-LED screen production in the two years since the technology began gaining public attention in the 2015," appleindiser.com reported on Wednesday.Apple was granted patents related to LuxVue and micro-LED, that also explains the inclusion of sensing Infrared diodes with the ability to read fingerprints on the surface of the display.In addition to the loss of a billion dollars worth of OLED screens, Samsung and LG are also increasingly concerned that Apple will start sourcing its RAM and cameras elsewhere, too, the report noted.Aiming to secure a stable supply of memory chips for its iPhones, Apple may invest billions of dollars to obtain a substantial stake in struggling Japanese conglomerate Toshiba's chip business, ending nearly two decades of being among Samsung's largest RAM customers.Apple executives are also considering joining hands with chip manufacturer Foxconn , formally known as Hon Hai Precision, for taking a big stake in Toshiba's semiconductor business.Early this year, Foxconn announced that it is teaming up with Apple to set up a display-panel manufacturing facility in the US at an investment of $7 billion.The facility could create between 30,000 and 50,000 new jobs and could include the production of TV screens in addition to smartphone displays.Foxconn has most of its factories in China where it assembles Apple's iPhones.

April 26, 2017 06:00 UTC

MCD election results: Why PM Modi’s victory may sound alarm bells for BJP MLAs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has swept all the 3 civic bodies in Delhi giving a reason for the saffron party to rejoice and, possibly, an occasion for the party’s legislators to worry. The elections carry wider national ramifications as an emphatic victory for the BJP will only add to its image of invincibility and leave a divided opposition further demoralised in the run-up to the national elections in 2019. As Gujarat chief minister, Modi first used this tactic to win 3 consecutive assembly elections in 2002, 2007 and 2012. Gujarat has been under uninterrupted BJP rule since 1998 and it will go to polls again later this year. Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan will go to polls in December, before the bells ring for the next Lok Sabha election.

April 26, 2017 05:46 UTC

Rohit Sharma: I don't put pressure on players: Rohit Sharma

MUMBAI: Mumbai Indians are sitting pretty atop the table with some wonderful wins in the 2017 edition of the IPL . One of the many people responsible for this success is their skipper Rohit Sharma , who returned to captain the side after an injury lay-off. These are the kind of things I try and work with the help of the coaching staff, analysts, everyone. Pick your men, back them, and let them think about ways to succeed instead of just bogging them down with pressure in any way. However, I'll worry if I bat for a good 15-20 balls and then get out.

April 26, 2017 05:36 UTC

Maria Sharapova’s comeback starts in Stuttgart, promoters drool over profit

Maria Sharapova returns from a 15-month doping ban on Wednesday with tournament promoters drooling over profit margins while rivals condemn the smooth road prepared for the Russian superstar’s rehabilitation. Maria Sharapova returns to action on Wednesday after a 15-month doping ban. World number five Simona Halep, the fourth seed in Stuttgart, also believes that handing Sharapova a wildcard sends completely the wrong signal. On the eve of the Stuttgart tournament, world number eight Radwanska made similar remarks -- and was then placed in the draw as Sharapova’s potential second round opponent. French Open chancesThere is speculation that Paris might meet her half way by granting a wildcard into the qualifying tournament instead.

April 26, 2017 05:30 UTC

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