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  • Free high speed Wi-Fi in Delhi Metro by end of 2016

    Free high speed Wi-Fi in Delhi Metro by end of 2016  

    They are coming together to roll out what will potentially be India’s largest platform to serve content to passengers and work with advertisers keen to reach almost 3.5 million passengers who use the Delhi Metro daily.

    21 Apr 2016, 3.11 pm  |  Source: IBNLive.com

  • More than 100 feared dead in heat wave

    More than 100 feared dead in heat wave  

    India's hottest months are May and June, but some states have already registered temperatures in excess of 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), forcing authorities to take emergency steps.

    21 Apr 2016, 2.40 pm  |  Source: Reuters

  • SEA to move FSSAI, ASCI against Patanjali mustard oil ad

    SEA to move FSSAI, ASCI against Patanjali mustard oil ad  

    Stating that it doesn't "appreciate derogatory remark for other edible oils", Solvent Extractors Association of India (SEA) claims that Patanjali's advertisement of its 'kacchi ghani mustard oil' is "not in good taste".

    21 Apr 2016, 2.08 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Call drop penalty cost Rs 270cr, not Rs 1000cr: A-G to court

    Call drop penalty cost Rs 270cr, not Rs 1000cr: A-G to court   

    Accusing the top telecom companies of the country of forming a cartel, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi today continued to press for a penalty for call drops in a court case hearing, saying the telcos are also overstating the impact...

    21 Apr 2016, 2.01 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Will cooperate with probe into Panama Papers: Amitabh Bachchan

    Will cooperate with probe into Panama Papers: Amitabh Bachchan  

    "The government sent me a notice 10 days ago and I have replied to all the queries raised. I will continue to cooperate over any further information the government may need. We should allow the government to do its job," Bachchan ...

    21 Apr 2016, 1.01 pm  |  Source: IBNLive.com

  • 7 out of 11 major irrigation dams in Maha have no water left

    7 out of 11 major irrigation dams in Maha have no water left  

    According to the latest Water Resources Department data for the week ending April 15, only three percent of water stock is available in all the 814 major, medium and minor irrigation projects in parched Marathwada region.

    21 Apr 2016, 12.54 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Rafale deal not complete as yet: Parrikar after BJP tweet

    Rafale deal not complete as yet: Parrikar after BJP tweet  

    BJP had yesterday tweeted a graphic, saying that the Rafale combat aircraft deal has been "finalised" and the Narendra Modi government had saved over Rs 21,000 crore in the "re-negotiation" with the French government.

    21 Apr 2016, 12.48 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • How a start-up helped crack the Panama Papers

    How a start-up helped crack the Panama Papers  

    Journalists with access to the vast trove of data used the firm's open-source database to make sense of 11.5 million documents, including emails, images and spreadsheets, leaked from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.

    21 Apr 2016, 12.19 pm  |  Source: Reuters

  • Now Congress backs Kohinoor `Gharwapsi`

    Now Congress backs Kohinoor 'Gharwapsi'  

    The government's reaction came a day after Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar conveyed to the Supreme Court that the British East India Company did not take away the Kohinoor but it was gifted to Britain by late Sikh sovereign Maharaj...

    21 Apr 2016, 12.18 pm  |  Source: IBNLive.com

  • Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train construction to start in 2018

    Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train construction to start in 2018  

    The trip between the two cities will take two hours using the new train, with a maximum speed of 350 km/h. Currently, the country's Duronto Express links the two financial cities in around seven hours. As part of the 508 km-long c...

    21 Apr 2016, 12.18 pm  |  Source: IBNLive.com

  • After Maharashtra, IPL`s water woes extend to Rajasthan courts

    After Maharashtra, IPL's water woes extend to Rajasthan courts  

    Bombay HC had ordered all matches in the drought-hit state of Maharashtra to be moved out of the region, which the BCCI abided except asking for an excuse to hold the May 1 game in Pune as scheduled due to logistical difficulties.

    21 Apr 2016, 10.56 am  |  Source: IBNLive.com

  • More documents hint at Amitabh Bachchan`s role in offshore firms

    More documents hint at Amitabh Bachchan's role in offshore firms  

    The Indian Express investigation had earlier revealed that Bachchan served as director of four offshore shipping companies between 1993 and 1997 in contravention of pre-established RBI norms.

    21 Apr 2016, 10.23 am  |  Source: IBNLive.com

  • 5 national parties` rake in Rs 1,276 cr total income in FY15

    5 national parties' rake in Rs 1,276 cr total income in FY15  

    Out of the total donations, around 55 percent or Rs 582.72 crore came from "donors whose details are not available in the public domain," as per the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

    21 Apr 2016, 10.20 am  |  Source: PTI

  • US` pvt space industry opposes use of ISRO launch vehicles

    US' pvt space industry opposes use of ISRO launch vehicles  

    Testifying before a Congressional committee, Pulham said there has been some discussion about allowing US built satellites to fly on boosters such as the Indian PSLV.

    21 Apr 2016, 9.00 am  |  Source: PTI

  • 21 workers injured in accident at Adani Power`s Mundra plant

    21 workers injured in accident at Adani Power's Mundra plant  

    The company in a filing to the BSE said that 13 workers, who have suffered various level of injuries, are being provided high quality medical care by moving them to premier super speciality hospitals in Ahmedabad.

    21 Apr 2016, 8.32 am  |  Source: PTI

  • German experts develop method for predicting India`s monsoon

    German experts develop method for predicting India's monsoon  

    Improved forecasts of when the heavy summer rains start and end could help millions of farmers plant crops at the right time, and allow energy providers to estimate when dams and reservoirs fill up, they said.

    21 Apr 2016, 7.54 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Vijay Mallya convicted in cheque-bouncing case

    Vijay Mallya convicted in cheque-bouncing case  

    The court, however, did not pronounce the quantum of punishment as the Rajya Sabha MP, who left the country last month, was not present in the court, Mallya's lawyer H Sudhakar Rao said.

    21 Apr 2016, 7.54 am  |  Source: PTI

  • India, China for `mutually acceptable` border solution

    India, China for 'mutually acceptable' border solution  

    The decision was taken during the annual 19th round of boundary talks here between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi to discuss the way forward to resolve the dispute which has bedevilled...

    21 Apr 2016, 7.24 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Modi`s wax statues established in Madame Tussauds museums

    Modi's wax statues established in Madame Tussauds museums  

    Modi, 65, had come face-to-face with himself in wax on Monday at a private viewing organised at his 7, Race Course Road residence. That figure will now travel to Madam Tussauds headquarters in London and will open to the public on...

    20 Apr 2016, 10.24 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Reserve Bank cancels registration of 3 NBFCs

    Reserve Bank cancels registration of 3 NBFCs  

    The three NBFCs, whose license has been canceled are Chandigarh-based Shubh Leasing Pvt Ltd, Global Securities of Ahmedabad and Amitosa Leasing and Finance based out of Thane, Maharashtra.

    20 Apr 2016, 10.24 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Less than 10% of Gujarat likely to be drought hit: JN Vyas

    Less than 10% of Gujarat likely to be drought hit: JN Vyas   

    Senior BJP leader JN Vyas pointed out that of 18,000 villages in Gujarat, less than 1,000 are likely to be in either semi-drought condition or with limited water supply and 14,000 villages have piped water rather than tanker suppl...

    20 Apr 2016, 9.04 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Strong India-Mongolia ties need trade boost: Mahajan

    Strong India-Mongolia ties need trade boost: Mahajan  

    Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, leading an Indian Parliamentary delegation here to attend a meeting of the Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership (ASEP), also appealed to the top leadership and business community here to seize o...

    20 Apr 2016, 8.54 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Pranab for more policy initiatives to boost services sector

    Pranab for more policy initiatives to boost services sector  

    President Pranab Mukherjee today underlined the need for a comprehensive policy framework to fully tap potential of services sector, saying it can help the country to migrate to a developed economy.

    20 Apr 2016, 8.02 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Jaitley meets UK, Lanka, Thai ministers; discusses drug menace

    Jaitley meets UK, Lanka, Thai ministers; discusses drug menace  

    With the UK and Thailand ministers, Jaitley's discussions were largely about MoUs India is working on with them over cooperation in drug control matters, a top official said.

    20 Apr 2016, 7.00 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Police horse `Shaktiman` dead

    Police horse 'Shaktiman' dead  

    "Shaktiman was injured on March 14 after which we had to operate on him. He was later fitted with an artificial leg. But he was unable to fully recover from an infection," SSP Dehradun Sadanand Date said.

    20 Apr 2016, 7.00 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Jaitley defends appeal in Vodafone tax case

    Jaitley defends appeal in Vodafone tax case  

    Vodafone had got favourable verdicts from the Bombay High Court in two tax cases last year.

    20 Apr 2016, 7.00 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • 70% India Inc says at least one unethical conduct justified

    70% India Inc says at least one unethical conduct justified  

    According to findings tax advisory firm EY '14th Global Fraud Survey', there is a gradual but positive shift in the perception of bribery and corruption being widespread in the country among 58 percent respondents in India.

    20 Apr 2016, 6.16 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Magnitude 6.1 quake hits off coast of reeling Ecuador

    Magnitude 6.1 quake hits off coast of reeling Ecuador  

    The epicentre of the latest quake, which struck at 8:33 GMT at a depth of 15.7 kilometers was located 25 kilometers west of Muisne and 73 kilometers west-southwest of Propicia, the US Geological Survey said.

    20 Apr 2016, 6.16 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Trump, Clinton triumph on home turf, move closer to nomination

    Trump, Clinton triumph on home turf, move closer to nomination  

    The emphatic wins give Clinton and Trump edge over their rivals Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz and solidify their front-runner status after a series of losses recently. It also resoundingly answers questions about their command of th...

    20 Apr 2016, 5.42 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Govt employees as good as those in private sector: Suresh Prabhu

    Govt employees as good as those in private sector: Suresh Prabhu  

    Addressing a large number of civil servants in a function here, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said there is a need to create a system where people will perform with all their ability.

    20 Apr 2016, 5.42 pm  |  Source: PTI

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