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  • Google announces launch of Wi-Fi service at Guwahati

    Google announces launch of Wi-Fi service at Guwahati  

    Besides Guwahati, the service also goes live in Jaipur, Patna, Ujjain and Allahabad Railway stations and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will formally inaugurate the same at these new stations soon, Google India's Head of Access Pr...

    11 May 2016, 7.40 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Future of odd-even scheme hinges on reports by two panels

    Future of odd-even scheme hinges on reports by two panels  

    The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), which analysed pollution data from April 6 to May 6 across 74 locations in the city, including border areas, today finalised its report which will also be submitted to the National Gre...

    11 May 2016, 7.40 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Space mission to `weigh` forests moves closer to launch

    Space mission to 'weigh' forests moves closer to launch  

    A pioneering space mission to "weigh" the earth's forests, whose 3D images can be used in future as a reference point by nations negotiating treaties to better manage forests, has moved a step closer to its launch following the si...

    10 May 2016, 8.04 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Umar, Anirban challenge rustication: HC seeks JNU reply

    Umar, Anirban challenge rustication: HC seeks JNU reply  

    Based on the findings of a high-level inquiry committee (HLEC), the University rusticated Umar Khalid for one semester and another student leader, Anirban Bhattacharya, till July 15.

    10 May 2016, 7.04 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Insurers don`t cover HIV on likelihood of high claims: Sinha

    Insurers don't cover HIV on likelihood of high claims: Sinha  

    Health insurers generally do not give coverage against HIV as it is an excluded product because of likelihood of high claims that may jeopardise pricing assumption of these firms, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said i...

    10 May 2016, 6.16 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Power generation begins at Kunta ultra mega solar project

    Power generation begins at Kunta ultra mega solar project  

    State-run NTPC today said power generation has started from its 200 mw NP Kunta ultra mega solar power project at Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh.

    10 May 2016, 6.16 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Army pursuing procurement of foreign made QRSAM: Parrikar

    Army pursuing procurement of foreign made QRSAM: Parrikar  

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said the Army is pursuing procurement of foreign-made Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile, a move which comes amid reports that the force is not satisfied with the indigenously developed ...

    10 May 2016, 6.16 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Seven NBFCs surrender licences, RBI bars four others

    Seven NBFCs surrender licences, RBI bars four others  

    Reserve Bank today said seven Maharashtra-based NBFCs have surrendered their registration certificates following which they won't be allowed to transact their financial business.

    10 May 2016, 6.16 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Diesel cabs can ply in NCR till their permits expire:SC

    Diesel cabs can ply in NCR till their permits expire:SC   

    The Supreme Court had in April banned diesel cars. The latest announcement comes as a relief to all India permit cab drivers.

    10 May 2016, 6.00 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • AirAsia suspends Goa-Kuala Lumpur flights from June

    AirAsia suspends Goa-Kuala Lumpur flights from June  

    Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia today said it has decided to suspend its flight services to Goa from Kuala Lumpur from next month, less than a year after the launch of the route with much fanfare.

    10 May 2016, 5.46 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Education sector to reach Rs 7.8 lakh cr in FY17: Report

    Education sector to reach Rs 7.8 lakh cr in FY17: Report  

    The education sector is estimated to reach around Rs 7.8 lakh crore in 2016-17 and has tremendous potential to grow due to a huge demand-supply gap, according to a report.

    10 May 2016, 5.46 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Only 2% water remains in Marathwada dams, 15% in Maharashtra

    Only 2% water remains in Marathwada dams, 15% in Maharashtra  

    This is the fourth year of drought in Marathwada in the past five years. Each of its 8,522 villages have been affected for two consecutive years.

    10 May 2016, 5.46 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Shashank Manohar quits as BCCI President and ICC Chairman

    Shashank Manohar quits as BCCI President and ICC Chairman  

    To contest for the ICC Chairman afresh, Shashank Manohar quit as BCCI President after assuming office seven months ago.

    10 May 2016, 5.32 pm  |  Source: NEWS18.com

  • Sugar output seen to fall 11% to 252 lakh tonnes in 2015-16

    Sugar output seen to fall 11% to 252 lakh tonnes in 2015-16  

    Sugar production in the country is estimated to fall by 11 per cent to 252 lakh tonnes this marketing year ended September due to lower sugarcane supply in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.

    10 May 2016, 4.12 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Railways need massive investment, says Prabhu

    Railways need massive investment, says Prabhu  

    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on May 10 said the need of the hour in the public transporter is massive investment and new technology without which Indian Railways will not go any further.

    10 May 2016, 4.00 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Govt to amend Act to check misleading ads of traditional meds

    Govt to amend Act to check misleading ads of traditional meds  

    "The government is in the process of bringing the amended Drugs and Magic Remedy Act. The Law department has already approved it. Medicines sold through such advertisements while misguiding the public should be stopped," Minister ...

    10 May 2016, 3.32 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • M&As worth $3.64 bn in Apr; Jan-Apr deal tally at $12 bn

    M&As worth $3.64 bn in Apr; Jan-Apr deal tally at $12 bn  

    Corporate India's merger and acquisition activity witnessed a significant uptrend in April and touched USD 3.64 billion, over twofold jump over the corresponding period last year, says a report.

    10 May 2016, 3.26 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • SFIO probe of Kingfisher Airlines is on, says Govt

    SFIO probe of Kingfisher Airlines is on, says Govt  

    The Serious Fraud Investigation Office, the agency with a mandate to probe white-collar crimes, is investigating the long-grounded Kingfisher Airlines for alleged financial irregularities, Parliament was informed on May 10.

    10 May 2016, 3.26 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Govt issues draft policy to make small buildings eco-compliant

    Govt issues draft policy to make small buildings eco-compliant  

    The smaller projects, with a built-up area of over 5,000 square metres to 20,000 square metres, will have to comply with environmental conditions like installation of natural drainage, water conservation, rainwater harvesting and ...

    10 May 2016, 3.04 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Govt forms panel to make policy framework for taxi operators

    Govt forms panel to make policy framework for taxi operators  

    "The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has constituted a three-member committee to prepare a policy framework for taxi and other transport operators," a statement from the ministry said.

    10 May 2016, 3.04 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • PM can`t be gagged against speaking on corruption: Jaitley

    PM can't be gagged against speaking on corruption: Jaitley  

    The opposition party had staged protest in the Upper House over the issue yesterday, claiming that the PM had "contradicted" Parrikar by stating during an election rally that Italian court has indicted Congress president Sonia Gan...

    10 May 2016, 1.02 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • India, US to hold talks on hike in working visa fee

    India, US to hold talks on hike in working visa fee  

    In March, India dragged the US in WTO's dispute settlement body against the latter's measures imposing increased fees on certain applicants for L-1 and H-1B categories. India has stated that the move would impact Indian IT profess...

    10 May 2016, 11.34 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Environment Min pulled up for poor show in controlling pollution

    Environment Min pulled up for poor show in controlling pollution  

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forest in its 283rd report of Demands for Grants (2016-17) of the Environment Ministry said the ministry also could not achieve the physical targets r...

    10 May 2016, 10.42 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Need `genuine` global cooperation to fight terror: India

    Need 'genuine' global cooperation to fight terror: India  

    "The scale of challenge facing all our countries is daunting. No state is immune to this threat as continuing terrorist attacks across the world, many of them with links beyond the borders of the affected state, continue to demons...

    10 May 2016, 9.18 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Panama Papers: New ICIJ data shows about 2,000 Indian links

    Panama Papers: New ICIJ data shows about 2,000 Indian links  

    "The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) publishes today (Monday) a searchable database that strips away the secrecy of nearly 214,000 offshore entities created in 21 jurisdictions, from Nevada to Hong Kon...

    10 May 2016, 7.32 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Climate change may be `accelerating` kidney disease: Study

    Climate change may be 'accelerating' kidney disease: Study  

    "The findings suggest that a condition called heat stress nephropathy may represent a disease of neglected populations but one that may emerge as a major cause of poor kidney health in the near future," a statement issued by the G...

    10 May 2016, 7.30 am  |  Source: PTI

  • May modify order on registration of diesel cars: SC

    May modify order on registration of diesel cars: SC  

    The Supreme Court on May 9 hinted that it may consider relaxing its order banning registration of new diesel luxury cars and SUVs with an engine capacity of over 2000 cc in Delhi and National Capital Region.

    09 May 2016, 9.20 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • ASCI upholds 80 complaints against misleading ads

    ASCI upholds 80 complaints against misleading ads  

    Advertising sector watchdog ASCI upheld complaints against 80 misleading advertisements in February, including those of ITC, HUL, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Hewlett Packard India, Reliance Communication and Tata Motors.

    09 May 2016, 9.20 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Google launches free public Wi-Fi service at five rly stations

    Google launches free public Wi-Fi service at five rly stations  

    This is in continuation with its project to provide high-speed public Wi-Fi service at 100 Railway stations across India by end of the year, Google said in a release.

    09 May 2016, 9.20 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • 19 highway projects under PPP model languishing

    19 highway projects under PPP model languishing  

    Some 19 highway projects being developed under the public-private partnership model are languishing, Parliament was informed on May 9.

    09 May 2016, 7.52 pm  |  Source: PTI

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