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  • Naveen Jindal faces criminal conspiracy, cheating charges

    Naveen Jindal faces criminal conspiracy, cheating charges  

    The court also ordered framing of charges against former minister of state for coal Dasari Narayan Rao, former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda and former coal secretary HC Gupta in the case.

    29 Apr 2016, 12.39 pm  |  Source: NEWS18.com

  • Coalscam: Rungtas move HC against conviction, CBI reply sought

    Coalscam: Rungtas move HC against conviction, CBI reply sought  

    Justice Siddharth Mridul issued notice to CBI and asked the agency to file its reply on the petitions by May 6, the next date of hearing.

    29 Apr 2016, 12.20 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Unitech MDs get 3 yrs in jail as company fails to deliver flats

    Unitech MDs get 3 yrs in jail as company fails to deliver flats  

    The punitive measure was awarded after the real estate giant failed to give possessions of a residential unit in Mohali to two Delhi-based clients even after making the payment on time. Then, the commission sought explanation from...

    29 Apr 2016, 11.37 am  |  Source: NEWS18.com

  • Delhi Metro likely to get green power from solar plant in MP

    Delhi Metro likely to get green power from solar plant in MP  

    Significantly, the development has come at a time when the Delhi government is struggling hard to reduce pollution in the national capital and has even introduced the 'odd-even' number scheme to limit vehicular traffic - a major p...

    29 Apr 2016, 10.56 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Spectrum auction may fail at current base price: GSMA

    Spectrum auction may fail at current base price: GSMA  

    "The GSMA is concerned that, if the Telecom Commission maintains the current reserve prices for 700MHz spectrum in India, there is the risk of a failed auction or, at a minimum, serious limitations on investment capability in next...

    29 Apr 2016, 9.04 am  |  Source: PTI

  • India asks UK to deport embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya

    India asks UK to deport embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya  

    The Ministry of External Affairs has written to the British High Commission seeking Mallya's return so that "his presence can be secured for investigations against him" under India's anti-moneylaundering law, spokesman Vikas Swaru...

    29 Apr 2016, 9.02 am  |  Source: Reuters

  • Banks to auction Kingfisher, `Fly with Good Times` trademarks

    Banks to auction Kingfisher, 'Fly with Good Times' trademarks  

    The reserve price for the trademarks, which also include Flying Models, Fly the Good Times, Funliner, Fly Kingfisher, Flying Bird device, has been kept at Rs 366 crore.

    29 Apr 2016, 8.52 am  |  Source: PTI

  • US welcomes India`s interest in joining APEC

    US welcomes India's interest in joining APEC  

    The Indian Government, he said, is ready to negotiate "with an open mind" and "a great sense of confidence" about its place in the global economy.

    29 Apr 2016, 8.50 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Modi invited to address US Congress on June 8

    Modi invited to address US Congress on June 8  

    Modi, who was invited by President Barack Obama for a bilateral visit when he was here for the nuclear summit, will be the fifth prime minister of India to address a joint meeting of Congress, and the first since 2005.

    29 Apr 2016, 7.38 am  |  Source: PTI

  • In talks with Indian officials on Modi`s US visit: White House

    In talks with Indian officials on Modi's US visit: White House  

    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, however, did not indicate if a final decision has been taken in this regard or if the formal invitation to Modi by President Barack Obama has been sent.

    29 Apr 2016, 7.38 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Britain looking forward to start new ventures with India: Envoy

    Britain looking forward to start new ventures with India: Envoy  

    "UK and India are strategic partners and UK is a major trading for India. The relationship between the two countries is highly constructive and substantially economic," Asquith, who called on Governor K Rosaiah here, was quoted as...

    29 Apr 2016, 7.38 am  |  Source: PTI

  • AgustaWestland case: Ex Air Chief may be called for questioning

    AgustaWestland case: Ex Air Chief may be called for questioning   

    The defence ministry has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to expedite the probe in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case.

    28 Apr 2016, 8.16 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • E-challan of traffic violators soon; 19 cr vehicles data ready

    E-challan of traffic violators soon; 19 cr vehicles data ready  

    This app will facilitate a convenient and efficient mechanism to challan errant drivers while providing a set of features and functionalities, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishna told Lok Sabha in a ...

    28 Apr 2016, 7.52 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Satellite launch shows India`s growing capabilities: Prez

    Satellite launch shows India's growing capabilities: Prez  

    Congratulating the Indian Space Research Organisation, the President observed that the successful launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1G demonstrates India's growing capabilities in space launch technology.

    28 Apr 2016, 6.08 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Hydro power output in FY16 5.2% lower than targeted 128 BU

    Hydro power output in FY16 5.2% lower than targeted 128 BU  

    Hydro power generation in the country during 2015-16 stood at 121.34 billion units (BU) as against the target of 128 BU due to lesser rainfall in some regions, Parliament was informed today.

    28 Apr 2016, 6.08 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Govt refuses recall of 1% excise duty on jewellery

    Govt refuses recall of 1% excise duty on jewellery  

    Tearing into the opposition charge that imposition of the levy was killing the trade, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley refuted the allegations saying when items of common use were being taxed, how could luxury items be kept out.

    28 Apr 2016, 6.08 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Scooters to drive two-wheeler sales till FY20: Report

    Scooters to drive two-wheeler sales till FY20: Report  

    The report by the Swiss brokerage Credit Suisse further says that market leader MotoCorp will have the lowest volume growth while TVS will have maximum earnings disappointment due it its stretched valuations.

    28 Apr 2016, 6.08 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Charles Borromeo resigns from Tata Steel Sports dept

    Charles Borromeo resigns from Tata Steel Sports dept  

    Borromeo, who had won a gold medal of 800 m at the 1982 Asian Games held in Delhi and also a part of Indian Olympic contingent that took place at Los Angeles in 1984, resigned citing personal reason yesterday, a Tata Steel officia...

    28 Apr 2016, 6.08 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Prasad to discuss pricing issue on panic button with makers

    Prasad to discuss pricing issue on panic button with makers   

    Government has mandated that all mobile phones to be sold in India January 1, 2017, should have a panic button enabling users to make emergency call or send out alerts to multiple numbers by just pressing a button.

    28 Apr 2016, 6.08 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Bankruptcy Code good for future of economy: Panel chief

    Bankruptcy Code good for future of economy: Panel chief   

    The proposed bankruptcy law, which comes up for discussion in the ongoing session, has already been cleared by the panel.

    28 Apr 2016, 5.40 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Modi takes his place at Madame Tussauds

    Modi takes his place at Madame Tussauds  

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took his place alongside other world leaders at Madame Tussauds in London and remarked that the Madame Tussauds team are "exceptional at what they do."

    28 Apr 2016, 5.04 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • 5/20 rule `anarchic`, trying to change it: Aviation Minister

    5/20 rule 'anarchic', trying to change it: Aviation Minister  

    Ashok Gajapathi Raju said in Lok Sabha the government wants more Indian airlines to fly to foreign destinations but as long as the 5/20 rule is not changed, they cannot fly abroad. The rule entails that an airline can fly to inter...

    28 Apr 2016, 4.16 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Tamil parties promise liquor ban post May, sale up by 20% in Apr

    Tamil parties promise liquor ban post May, sale up by 20% in Apr  

    Ironically, according to the Excise Department data, liquor sale at government run Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Limited (TASMAC) outlets have gone up by 20 percent in April.

    28 Apr 2016, 3.42 pm  |  Source: NEWS18.com

  • Ganga to be cleaned by July 2018, says Uma Bharti

    Ganga to be cleaned by July 2018, says Uma Bharti  

    Responding to a series of supplementaries during Question Hour, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said she would announce in the House in July 2018 that the river has been cleaned and rejuvenated.

    28 Apr 2016, 2.14 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • PM Modi terms PSLV-C33 launch as example of `Make in India`

    PM Modi terms PSLV-C33 launch as example of 'Make in India'  

    Underlining that through space science lives of people can be transformed, he noted that India has launched seven such navigation satellites which have been successful.

    28 Apr 2016, 2.14 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Modi`s wax statue unveiled at Madame Tussauds museum in London

    Modi's wax statue unveiled at Madame Tussauds museum in London  

    Modi was shown the statue in the national capital before the unveiling as he was unable to attend the inauguration.

    28 Apr 2016, 2.11 pm  |  Source: NEWS18.com

  • India completes navigation system with launch of 7th satellite

    India completes navigation system with launch of 7th satellite  

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the scientists and congratulated the people of the country on the achievement saying, "with this successful launch, we will determine our own paths powered by our technology".

    28 Apr 2016, 1.48 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Fire at commercial building in Mumbai

    Fire at commercial building in Mumbai  

    The blaze erupted at around 10 AM on the second floor of Harish Chambers, a four-storey building near the Naval dockyard in Fort area of south Mumbai, a fire official said.

    28 Apr 2016, 1.40 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • India should talk to Pak from position of `strength`: Congress

    India should talk to Pak from position of 'strength': Congress  

    Just before the House was to take up Question Hour, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan allowed Jyotiraditya Scindia (Cong) to raise the issue with a rider that it would not be politicised.

    28 Apr 2016, 1.00 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Donald Trump says may seek India`s aid on `unstable` Pak`s nukes

    Donald Trump says may seek India's aid on 'unstable' Pak's nukes  

    Donald Trump's such a remarks came during a town-hall in Indianapolis in response to a question on how he would deal with countries like Pakistan which has sometimes "double dealt" with the US.

    28 Apr 2016, 1.00 pm  |  Source: PTI

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