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  • If politicians can retire at 70 why not BCCI office bearers:SC

    If politicians can retire at 70 why not BCCI office bearers:SC  

    The bench also comprising Justice F M I Kalifulla, referred to former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya who died at the age of 75 and said he was not able to communicate during his last days.

    29 Apr 2016, 9.56 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • RBI allows up to 60% foreign holding in Yes Bank

    RBI allows up to 60% foreign holding in Yes Bank  

    Reserve Bank today allowed foreign investors to buy up to 60 per cent stake in mid-sized private sector lender Yes Bank.

    29 Apr 2016, 9.56 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • MEA doesn`t have status of delivery of over 27 L passports:CAG

    MEA doesn't have status of delivery of over 27 L passports:CAG  

    On appointment to applicants, the report said the waiting period for giving an appointment ranged from less than 3 days in 38 Passport Seva Kendras (PSKs), 3-10 days in 12 PSKs, 11-30 days in 17 PSKs and more than 30 days in 12 PS...

    29 Apr 2016, 9.56 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • CAG suggests better monitoring of rail projects

    CAG suggests better monitoring of rail projects  

    Taking note of the safety related works, CAG observed as many as 37 works related to Complete Track Renewal, Through Rail Renewal and Through Sleeper Renewal were included in the 145 completed works.

    29 Apr 2016, 9.56 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • India smartphone mkt up 23% amid flat global growth

    India smartphone mkt up 23% amid flat global growth  

    Global smartphone shipments remained flat at 344 million units in January-March, impacted by weaker demand in China and Brazil as well as parts of Europe, as per Counterpoint.

    29 Apr 2016, 9.56 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Par panel for full restoration of equity infusion to AI

    Par panel for full restoration of equity infusion to AI  

    The government, as part of its Rs 30,231-crore bailout package under Air India's Turn Around Plan(TAP) or Financial Restructuring Plan (FRP), has allocated Rs 1,713 crore to the airline against a request for Rs 3,901.49 crore this...

    29 Apr 2016, 8.08 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Govt eyes Rs 25-L cr investment for infra development: Gadkari

    Govt eyes Rs 25-L cr investment for infra development: Gadkari  

    The government is expecting investments worth Rs 25 lakh crore over the next 3 years in the roads, railway and shipping infrastructure that includes setting up of 27 industrial clusters at ports at around Rs 8 lakh crore, Unio...

    29 Apr 2016, 6.26 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Govt to conduct special audit of telcos: Prasad

    Govt to conduct special audit of telcos: Prasad  

    Government will conduct special audit of telecom companies, including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance Communications and Idea Cellular for three years to 2010-11, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today.

    29 Apr 2016, 6.26 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Temples, trusts deposit 1,512 kg gold under GMS: Sinha

    Temples, trusts deposit 1,512 kg gold under GMS: Sinha  

    Banks have collected about 1,500 kg of gold from temples and trusts under the Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS) since its launch last November.

    29 Apr 2016, 4.24 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • India`s investments into UK more than doubled in 2015

    India's investments into UK more than doubled in 2015  

    India's investments in the UK zoomed nearly 65 per cent in 2015, establishing it as the third largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Britain after the US and France.

    29 Apr 2016, 4.24 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Bombay HC orders demolition of Adarsh Housing Society in Mumbai

    Bombay HC orders demolition of Adarsh Housing Society in Mumbai  

    The order was given after a petition filed by Adarsh Housing Society had challenged the Environment Ministry's order to demolish the building.

    29 Apr 2016, 4.03 pm  |  Source: NEWS18.com

  • Not possible to achieve 100% self-reliance in defence:Parrikar

    Not possible to achieve 100% self-reliance in defence:Parrikar  

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said during Question Hour that huge costs will have to be incurred if certain components are produced in small numbers and it would be better to buy it from open market.

    29 Apr 2016, 3.38 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Notices issued to all those named in Panama Papers: Govt

    Notices issued to all those named in Panama Papers: Govt  

    Responding to questions on tax evasion and black money, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in the Panama Papers leak case, notices have been issued to all those whose names have appeared.

    29 Apr 2016, 3.14 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • BJP rejects Congress` charge on CBI probe into chopper deal

    BJP rejects Congress' charge on CBI probe into chopper deal  

    "CBI is an autonomous body and the Centre cannot give any direction to it. We can only request them to speed up the probe as many cases are pending," he told a meet-the-press organised here.

    29 Apr 2016, 2.56 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • BJP to focus on skill development, employment generation in TN

    BJP to focus on skill development, employment generation in TN  

    Union Environment Minister and BJP's in-charge for Tamil Nadu affairs, Prakash Javadekar also reiterated his charge that the state government had not given its opinion on the Kasturirangan report on Western Ghat

    29 Apr 2016, 1.48 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • `World Bank is looking at ways to use Aadhar experience`

    'World Bank is looking at ways to use Aadhar experience'  

    "People here (in the World Bank) are very appreciative of Aadhar. They want to use this experience to advise other countries in framing their strategies," Dr Ajay Bhushan Pandey, Director General of the Unique Identification Autho...

    29 Apr 2016, 12.50 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Bengaluru to get its first ever underground metro today

    Bengaluru to get its first ever underground metro today  

    The underground metro's first phase stretch from Nayandahalli to Baiyappanahalli will be inaugurated on Friday evening. The underground stretch will cover several important areas in the city including Vidhan Souda and other major ...

    29 Apr 2016, 12.49 pm  |  Source: NEWS18.com

  • 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

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