BCCI panel: Why does list contain names of people over age of 70? SC asks amicus curiae

The Lodha Committee, in its recommendations, had suggested that the administrators of the BCCI should not be over the age of 70. (Source: file) The Lodha Committee, in its recommendations, had suggested that the administrators of the BCCI should not be over the age of 70. The Lodha Committee, in its recommendations, had suggested that the administrators of the BCCI should not be over the age of 70. The Supreme Court had earlier issued guidelines, suggesting that the panel of administrators should not be over the age of 70. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court had sacked BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke for reportedly hindering the smooth implementation of the Lodha Committee recommendations.

January 20, 2017 10:05 UTC

Madhavan goes lean, loses 11 kilos

Madhavan had bulked up for his character in 'Saala Khadoos' last year but bow he has lost oodles... He bulked up to play a boxing coach for Saala Khadoos last year. But now, he has shed all those kilos and is looking lean and fit these days, say sources. In fact, a customised diet meant Madhavan is now 11 kilos lighter for his role as an encounter specialist in his next film. A source told a newspaper, “Madhavan has been receiving several compliments from people at events about his lean physique.

January 20, 2017 10:04 UTC

UP elections 2017: We can give maximum of 85 seats to Congress, says SP

When it was pointed out that in today's list SP has fielded candidates on various seats on which Congress candidates had won 2012 polls, Nanda said, "If alliance takes place, SP will withdraw its candidates from those seats." Sources said RLD wanted more seats than what SP was ready to part with. Congress reportedly offered some 20 seats to RLD chief's son Jayant Choudhary, who is in touch with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. However, Congress' Naresh Agrawal contradicted Nanda and said, "What Kiranmoy Nanda said about Congress alliance is his personal opinion. CM Akhilesh Yadav is looking into details of the Congress alliance.

January 20, 2017 10:02 UTC

Demonetisation: ED files case against senior railway official under PMLA

While the banks and post-offices were being closely monitored by the agencies after demonetisation, a case against a senior railway official in the post-note ban phase has come as a surprise. The Enforcement Directorate is gearing up to question the railway official posted in Mumbai on the charges of money laundering. READ| Note ban: ED arrests Jignesh Bhajiawala of Surat for money laundering

January 20, 2017 10:01 UTC

I was not critical about MS Dhoni, he should have stood by Yuvraj Singh in tough times: Yograj

Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni put up 256 for the fourth wicket. (Source: AP) Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni put up 256 for the fourth wicket. The way Yuvi, Virat Kohli or MS Dhoni are playing they can play till 40. Recalling his chat with Yuvraj, Yograj said “I told him that you could have scored a double hundred quite easily. Yuvraj and Dhoni put on 256 runs for the fourth wicket to help India post a mammoth 381/6 after being put into bat.

January 20, 2017 09:56 UTC

Rajnath promises help to TN on Jallikattu ordinance

New Delhi, Jan. 20 (PTI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has assured AIADMK members of Parliament that the Centre will intervene so that the Tamil Nadu government can promulgate as ordinance to allow the bull taming sport Jallikattu, banned by the Supreme Court in 2014. The MPs, led by Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M. Thambidurai, requested the Home Minister to intervene to ensure promulgation of an ordinance to end the ban on the conduct of Jallikattu. ”The Home Minister has assured us that the file on ordinance will be processed as early as possible so that the ordinance can be promulgated in next two-three days,” Thambidurai told PTI. After discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and consultations with legal experts, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam announced this morning that the state government will amend a Central act on Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to allow conduct of Jallikattu in the state with Centre's backing. In view of this, he urged protesters across the state to withdraw their agitation because of the likelihood of the bull taming sport to be held in a “day or two”.

January 20, 2017 09:55 UTC

Low protein levels may up kidney function decline in elderly

Older adults with low blood levels of a circulating protein in the blood may be at an increased risk of experiencing decline in their kidney function, a study has found. The findings showed that higher blood levels of a protein called soluble klotho -- with anti-ageing properties -- may help preserve kidney function. “We found a strong association between low soluble klotho and decline in kidney function, independent of many known risk factors for kidney function decline,” said David Drew from Tufts University in Massachusetts, US. The kidney has the highest levels of klotho expression and is likely the major source of soluble klotho, and thus, in patients with kidney disease levels of klotho tend to be low. Read moreAfter adjusting for various factors such as demographics, comorbidities, and kidney disease risk factors, each two-fold higher level of klotho was linked with a 15-20% lower likelihood of experiencing kidney function decline in the elderly.

January 20, 2017 09:55 UTC

Gentle giant: Volvo's new bus : From the Magazine, News

Reaching the enormity that is the Volvo Buses factory, we were led to a briefing room where we were introduced to our instructors. I can only imagine how Volvo coach captains manoeuvre through dense traffic in metropolitan cities. Also Read: Volvo launches facelifted V40 and V40 Cross Country in IndiaStepping into the 12.0m, the decrease in mass is apparent. Also Read: Volvo launches world's largest bus in BrazilAlso Read: Volvo 90 Series cars receive safety, powertrain, connectivity updatesNow buses have the luxury of less stoppages with the use of disposable-waste toilets on-the-go. New safety system includes a less time-consuming glass breaking system.

January 20, 2017 09:54 UTC

Spain arrests Russian bank-account hacker wanted by FBI

Spain has arrested a 32-year-old Russian computer programmer at Barcelona airport who is alleged to have designed and used software to steal bank account details from banks and individuals, Spanish police said on Friday. Lisov, wanted by the United States (US) under an international arrest warrant, had been under observation by authorities for several days in the north-eastern region of Catalonia, police said. An investigation of servers operated by Lisov in France and Germany revealed databases with lists of data stolen from banks, including account balances. The Russian is being held in Catalonia before Spain's High Court decides whether to extradite him to the United States. The United States has requested his extradition, a police spokesman said.

January 20, 2017 09:46 UTC

Mamata Banerjee assures ‘friendly’ atmosphere to industrialists

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo) West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo)In an effort to shed West Bengal’s investor wary image and woo much needed capital, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday promised a “friendly environment” to Indian and foreign industrialists if they infused capital in the state. We are giving all the relief,” Banerjee said at the third edition of the Bengal Global Business Summit. Reminding investors that West Bengal was the gateway to the north eastern states and neighbouring countries of Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh, Banerjee made a passionate appeal to them to come to the state. “Our growth in the industrial sector has been 10.5 per cent compared to national average of 7.3 per cent,” she said. Banerjee said over 4,000 delegates from 29 countries and across Indian states have attended the summit.

January 20, 2017 09:45 UTC

At least 30 firefighters killed in Tehran high-rise collapse

Tehran firefighters work at the scene of the collapsed 17-storey Plasco building after being engulfed by a fire on 19 January 2017. Photo: APTehran: Rescue teams worked through the night to try and reach trapped firefighters and other victims after a commercial building collapsed in Iran’s capital and killed at least 30 firefighters. Thursday’s disaster stunned the city and firefighters and others openly wept on the streets, holding each other for support. Workers were digging several tunnels from buildings next door to reach the basement of the collapsed building. The fire was the worst in Tehran since a 2005 blaze at a historic mosque killed 59 worshipers and injured nearly 200 others.

January 20, 2017 09:45 UTC

Zaira Wasim reacts sharply to Vijay Goel's tweet: Do not connect me to discourteous depiction

Dangal actor Zaira Wasim slammed Union Minister Vijay Goel after he tagged her in a painting which showed a burqa-clad woman next to a woman in a bird cage. (1/3) https://t.co/BIgWVstqZh — Zaira Wasim (@zairawasim) January 20, 2017@VijayGoelBJP Women in hijab are beautiful and free (2/3) — Zaira Wasim (@zairawasim) January 20, 2017@VijayGoelBJP Moreover, the story depicted through this painting is not even remotely relevant to mine. (3/3) — Zaira Wasim (@zairawasim) January 20, 2017Goel later said that he appreciated the young actress and that his tweet was misinterpreted. 2/2 pic.twitter.com/RaolLKrZeg — Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) January 19, 2017You have interpreted wrong. https://t.co/OPBy5EZifN — Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) January 20, 2017I'm afraid you still haven't understood.

January 20, 2017 09:42 UTC

As RBI declines exchange, son left with dead father's stash of old notes

NEW DELHI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has declined a man's request to accept old demonetised notes left by his dead father.Mastan Singh Maran, a Bhopal resident, submitted all the documents ranging from hospital bills to death certificate of his father at the RBI branch but the officials refused to accept as only NRIs are now eligible for exchanging old currency notes now as per guidelines.Maran's nonagenarian father Shivcharan passed away on December 26, 2016 after being bed ridden for months.The family claim to have found Rs 50,000 in Rs 500 old notes concealed in the almirah while they were cleaning the house after Shivcharan's last rites. "My father (Shivcharan) was suffering from Alzheimer's disease. He might have forgotten to tell us about the cash," Maran said. "When I approached RBI branch (in Bhopal) with the cash in old notes, they declined to accept those notes. They told me only NRIs could exchange old currency," he said.

January 20, 2017 09:40 UTC

Coffee With D movie review: Sunil Grover plays journalist Arnab and it’s not funny

Before you take a wild guess, his name is Arnab Ghosh (Sunil Grover), and he is under severe pressure to perform or perish. During one of his spirited chats with his pregnant wife, Parul (Anjana Sukhani), she gives him the idea of interviewing D (Zakir Hussain), one of Interpol’s most wanted criminals. Zakir Hussain plays the underworld don in Coffee With D.By now, you must have remembered Tere Bin Laden (2010). And then enters the duo of Zakir Hussain and his close associate, Girdhari Secular (Pankaj Tripathi), who take the lethargy several notches higher. Sunil Grover provides a sensible touch to his Arnab, but fails miserably at humour, something he is really good at.

January 20, 2017 09:23 UTC

Gold prices decline as demand eases

New Delhi: Gold prices fell by Rs70 to Rs29,630 per 10 gram, owing to slackened demand from local jewellers even as the metal strengthen overseas. On the other hand, silver recovered by Rs50 to Rs41,600 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers. Traders attributed the slide in gold prices to a fall in demand from local jewellers and retailers but a firm trend overseas capped the losses. Globally, gold rose 0.12 per cent to $1,206 an ounce in Singapore as weakness in the dollar boosted demand for the precious metal as a safe-haven. In the national capital, gold of 99.9% and 99.5% purity slipped by Rs70 each to Rs29,630 and Rs29,480 per 10 grams respectively.

January 20, 2017 09:20 UTC

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