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April 9, 2017

Bangladesh PM offers prayers at Ajmer dargah

Jaipur, April 9 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday offered prayers at the shrine of Khwaja Mouinuddin Chisti in Ajmer."She along with a few members of her delegation arrived at the dargah around 11 a.m. and spent…

Davis Cup: Ramanathan hands India 4-0 lead

Bengaluru, April 9: Ramkumar Ramanathan beat Sanjar Fayziev in straight sets to hand India a 4-0 lead in their Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I second round tie against Uzbekistan here on Saturday.Ramanathan won 6-3, 6-2 against his…

Cologne goalie Horn extends contract

Berlin, April 9: German football club Cologne and goalkeeper Timo Horn have agreed to a contract extension until June 2022."Timo Horn is an excellent goalkeeper. His career within the club has been remarkable and it demonstrates his…

13 die in Egypt Coptic church blast

Cairo, April 9 (IANS) At least 13 persons were killed in an explosion at a Coptic Church in Tanta city of northern Egypt on Palm Sunday.The blast that targeted St George's Coptic Church also left 40 people injured, the BBC reported. The…

Voting underway in Jharkhand by-poll

Ranchi, April 9 (IANS) Voting was underway in Jharkhand's Littipara assembly by-poll with about 38 per cent turnout witnessed till 11 a.m. on Sunday, an election official said.The polling began at 7 a.m. amid tight security arrangements.…

By-poll underway in two MP assembly seats

Bhopal, April 9 (IANS) Amid reports of minor violence, balloting in bypolls for two Madhya Pradesh assembly seats -- Ater in Bhind district and Bandhavgarh in Umaria district -- was underway on Sunday.According to an Election Commission…

Hamilton wins fifth Chinese GP of F1 career

Shanghai, April 9: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton delivered a commanding performance to win the Formula One World Championship's Chinese Grand Prix, after starting from pole position at the Shanghai International Circuit on Sunday .The…

Serbia beat Spain in Davis Cup quarters

Belgrade, April 9: Serbia have earned an unassailable 3-0 lead over Spain in the Davis Cup quarter-finals at Aleksandar Nikolic Hall here.On the second day of the quarter-final tie on Saturday, Serbia's 40-year-old Nenad Zimonjic…

Real, Atletico draw in Madrid derby

Madrid, April 9: Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of the Spanish football league standings despite being held to a 1-1 draw at home by city rivals Atletico Madrid.Real dominated the Madrid derby on Saturday night but were denied…

BCCI SGM adjourned till Wednesday

New Delhi, April 9: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday adjourned its Special General Meeting (SGM) after the Committee of Administrators (COA) sought the Supreme Court's directives on who are eligible to be the…

50% polling in Rajasthan’s Dholpur by-polls

Jaipur, April 9 (IANS) Around 50 per cent polling was registered till afternoon across 231 polling stations for the Dholpur Assembly by-polls in Rajasthan on Sunday.Enthusiasm among voters was high and since early morning voters were seen…

Maoists kill two policemen in Jharkhand

Ranchi, April 9 (IANS) Two policemen were killed in a gunfight with Maoists in Jharkhand's Simdega district on Sunday morning, the state police said.According to the police, Bano police station in-charge Vidyapati Singh and constable Tarun…

50 injured in Moscow train accident

Moscow, April 9 (IANS) At least 50 persons were injured when a commuter train and the Moscow-Brest long-distance train collided here, Russian Railways said on Sunday.Fifty people applied for medical assistance on Saturday night after the…

President, PM greet nation on Mahavir Jayanti

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti."Greetings to all my fellow countrymen in India and abroad on the auspicious occasion…