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Risk from earthquake: NDMC to initiate special demolition drive

May 10, 2015 at 5:31 PM

Commissioner of North Delhi Municipal Corporation Mr. Praveen Kumar Gupta has directed the Deputy Commissioners of all six zones to adopt zero-tolerance approach and take strict action against unauthorized constructions and encroachments on public land.

News Corp board backs 'fit' Rupert Murdoch to continue leading media firm

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

London, May 3 (ANI): The News Corporation's board of directors have announced its full confidence in Rupert Murdoch's 'fitness' and has vowed to support him to continue 'leading the media firm as its chairman and CEO'.

Soon, jet-like heads up displays for cars

May 2, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): A company in the US is building a laser-based head-up displays, like the ones used in fighter jets, for cars, making them more common and useful.


India doesn't make too many films for children: Revathy

May 2, 2012 at 8:06 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Actress Revathy, who has won a national award for her short film "Red Building Where The Sun Sets" that shows how fights between parents affect children, says there are films about children, but very little for them.

Pranab to visit Bangladesh for Tagore ceremony

May 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Building upon warming ties, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will visit Bangladesh Sunday as the guest of honour to attend the closing ceremony of the joint celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.

News Corp slams UK MPs' report calling Murdoch 'unfit' as 'unjustified, partisan'

May 2, 2012 at 3:30 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): News Corporation has slammed a British lawmaker's key report which said media tycoon Rupert Murdoch is an 'unfit person' to run an international organisation, calling it 'unjustified and highly partisan'.

India yet to arrive on military satellite scene: US expert

May 2, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Chennai, May 2 (IANS) The launch of the Radar Imaging Satellite (Risat-1) is a major step forward for India but it must increase its capacity and launch many more satellites to be considered a serious player in making military satellites, says an official of a US-based space consultancy firm.

Murdoch not fit to lead News Corp: British MPs

May 1, 2012 at 7:14 PM

London, May 1 (IANS) Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was not fit to "exercise the stewardship" of a major international company like News Corp, British MPs have said.

UK lawmakers say Rupert Murdoch 'unfit person' to run News Corp

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): Rupert Murdoch is not 'a fit person' to run an international company as the media tycoon he showed "wilful blindness" to the extent of phone-hacking at the now defunct tabloid News of the World, a damming report by British lawmakers has concluded.

Venus to be visible as 'blot' against Sun during once-in-a-lifetime event

May 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): On 5th and 6th June this year, millions of people across the world will be able to watch Venus pass across the face of the Sun in what will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Venus to cross sun's face in a lifetime event

May 1, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Washington, May 1 (IANS) On June 5 and 6, millions of people worldwide will be able to spot Venus crossing the Sun's face in what will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

'Freedom Tower' One World Trade Center becomes New York's tallest building

May 1, 2012 at 10:34 AM

New York, May 1 (ANI): One World Trade Center, the monolith being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the 9/11 terror attacks, has become New York's tallest building, overtaking the Empire State Building.

'iPavement' brings Wi-Fi under your feet

April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): A Spanish tech company has come up with sidewalk paving stones, dubbed iPavement, that are Wi-Fi hotspots.

US-India business summit sees huge potential (Lead, changing dateline)

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Menlo Park (California), April 29 (IANS) The first annual US-India Business West Coast Summit attended by 300 top business leaders from the two countries has highlighted the dynamic potential that exists in present and future collaboration between them.

Eight in ten Britons say Cameron out of touch with ordinary families, finds poll

April 29, 2012 at 5:54 PM

London, Apr 29 (ANI): Nearly 8 out of 10 people believe that Prime Minister David Cameron's Government has lost touch with ordinary families, according to a poll.

Former BBC chief slams UK Culture Secretary over ties to Murdoch empire

April 29, 2012 at 4:10 PM

London, Apr 29 (ANI): A former chairman of the BBC Trust, Sir Michael Lyons, has slammed UK Cultural Secretary Jeremy Hunt over his relationship with the Murdoch empire.

'Telecom towers kill 7mn birds in America every year'

April 29, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Washington, April 29 (IANS) Telecom towers are killing nearly seven million birds every year as they migrate from the US and Canada to Central and South America, says a new study.

Sri Lanka rejects Indian offer to upgrade refinery

April 29, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Colombo, April 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka has rejected an Indian offer to upgrade a refinery that is built to refine only Iranian oil, a minister said Sunday.

Sri Lanka rejects Indian offer to upgrade refinery

April 29, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Colombo, April 29 (Xinhua-ANI): Sri Lanka has rejected an Indian offer to upgrade a local refinery which is built to refine only Iranian oil, a minister said on Sunday.

Huge potential seen in US-India business ties

April 29, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Washington, April 29 (IANS) Over 300 top business leaders from India and the United States have highlighted dynamic potential that exists in present and future collaboration between the two countries.

India to ferry heaviest foreign satellite in August

April 29, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Chennai, April 29 (IANS) India will ferry two foreign satellites - French and Japanese - on board its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C21) rocket in August this year for a price, said a senior official.

Dikshit calls meet to analyse civic polls defeat

April 28, 2012 at 9:46 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday analyzed in a meeting with her ministers and legislators the reasons behind the Congress's defeat in the recent Delhi civic polls, a statement said.

'Adult film' star Koo Stark to sue Murdoch's US-based News Corp over phone-hacking

April 28, 2012 at 12:34 PM

London, Apr 28 (ANI): Duke of York Prince Andrew's former girlfriend Koo Stark is set to launch legal action in the US against Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, saying she was a victim of phone hacking at the News of the World.

Building mutual trust key to defeating terror: Zardari

April 27, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Terming the US drone strikes inside Pakistani territory as "useless" and "counter-productive", Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Friday told a visiting US diplomat that building mutual trust between the two countries was the key to success in counter-terrorism operations.

Shimla Municipal Corporation polls May 27

April 27, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Election to the Shimla Municipal Corporation, the only civic corporation in Himachal Pradesh, will be held May 27 and the results will be declared the next day, an official said here Friday.

Rupert Murdoch says 'unbalanced' Gordon Brown 'declared war' on News Corp

April 26, 2012 at 3:38 PM

London, Apr 26 (ANI): Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has said former prime minister Gordon Brown was not 'in a balanced state of mind' when he 'declared a war' on News Corporation during a phone conversation in 2009.

Rupert Murdoch claims to have had 'seven secret meetings' with Cameron

April 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM

London, Apr 26 (ANI): Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has claimed that he had met David Cameron on at least seven occasions since he became the Prime Minister.

UK investor plans to table resolution to oust News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch

April 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

London, Apr 25 (ANI): A major British shareholder group has said it is planning to table a resolution to oust media tycoon Rupert Murdoch as News Corporation chairman.

UK Culture Secretary accused of being 'Murdoch cheerleader' in BskyB ownership bid

April 25, 2012 at 11:36 AM

London, Apr 25 (ANI): The long-running British tabloid newspaper scandal that has rocked Rupert Murdoch's media empire has taken a new turn with the New Corporation reveling that a senior cabinet minister worked covertly with them to help win approval for takeover of the BSkyB network.

Elections for three new Delhi mayors from April 30

April 24, 2012 at 5:56 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Elections for three mayors for the newly-trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will be held from April 30, a statement from the civic agency said Tuesday.

SC notice to government on plea against Cairn-Vedanta deal

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice on a plea urging that the acquisition of Cairn India, which holds the nation's biggest onshore oil block, by Anil Agarwal-promoted Vedanta Resources be declared invalid.

SC notice to government on plea against Cairn-Vedanta deal

April 23, 2012 at 8:20 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice on a plea urging that the acquisition of Cairn India, which holds the nation's biggest onshore oil block, by Anil Agarwal-promoted Vedanta Resources be declared invalid.

Delhi government will release Rs.1,831 crore for MCD

April 21, 2012 at 8:29 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Delhi government will release Rs.1,831 crore for the upkeep of the newly-trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), an official said Saturday.

All set for working of trifurcated MCD: Government

April 21, 2012 at 5:25 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Delhi government Saturday said all arrangements had been made to ensure smooth functioning of the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

BJP state Chief writes to Chidambaram to put MCD trifurcation on hold

April 21, 2012 at 1:53 PM

After securing a majority in all trifurcated MCD corporations, Chief of Delhi BJP Vijendra Gupta has now written a letter to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram seeking permission to let the civic body function as one unit until Centre frames a clear cut policy, direction, rules and regulations for the separate entities........

Government seeks asset valuer to sell Tyre Corporation of India

April 20, 2012 at 8:37 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The government Friday fast-tracked the sale of sick public sector undertaking Tyre Corporation of India (TCIL) saying it intends to appoint an asset valuer for the disinvestment in the company.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds house hunting in Connecticut

April 20, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are house hunting in Connecticut, as they wish to escape from New York and enjoy a slower pace of life.

MCD: BJP raise questions on the trifurcation

April 20, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Delhi State BJP chief Vijendra Gupta has written a letter to the Central Home Minister requested for reconsidering the hasty decisions

Uranium ore mine in commissioned in Andhra Pradesh

April 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) A uranium ore mine and processing plant in Andhra Pradesh was commissioned Friday which officials say could become one of the most significant uranium reserves in the world.

MCD trifurcation drive proves costly, says officials

April 20, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Trifurcation of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) pays cost to Congress for its debacle,

James Murdoch 'could leave News Corp to save himself from FBI corruption probe

April 20, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Washington, April 20 (ANI): James Murdoch could be forced to leave News Corporation to save himself from harsher punishments under U.S. law, a leading corporate crime lawyer has warned.

For MCD officials, trifurcation costly, tiresome

April 20, 2012 at 4:13 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Officials of the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) are battling chaos and confusion as they go about dividing the civic body's infrastructure into three parts. With the election results out, they are racing against time to finish the process by April-end.

U.S. decision on China-made steel wheels brings hope, confidence: Official

April 19, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Beijing, April 19 (Xinhua-ANI): The United States' decision not to impose anti-dumping duties or countervailing duties against imports of steel wheels from China has brought hope and confidence to the industry that has seen frequent investigations from foreign countries, a Chinese official said Thursday.

British politicians increase pressure to force cancellation of 'conflict-ridden' Bahrain GP

April 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

London, Apr 19(ANI): Formula One authorities have come under more pressure from British politicians to cancel the contentious Bahrain Grand Prix, scheduled to take place this weekend.

MCD: Now get sanctions of building plan online

April 18, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Municipal Corporation of Delhi has started sanctioning building plans of industrial plots through online system from today itself.

BJP holds 'Samanvay Baithak' to discuss current political situation

April 18, 2012 at 4:53 PM

New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): A day after sweeping victory over all the three newly formed municipal corporations of Delhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretaries and national office bearers met here on Wednesday to discuss the current political situation and organizational issue.

MCD verdict is not for my govt.: Sheila Dikshit

April 18, 2012 at 4:39 PM

After facing major debacle in Municipal Corporations election (MCD) in Delhi, Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit tried to save

MCD victory:Triumph BJP eying for future prospect

April 18, 2012 at 4:10 PM

After the achieving its glorious victory in the recently held election in Municipal

MCD elections cannot be regarded as "semi-final" for assembly polls: Sheila Dikshit

April 18, 2012 at 3:41 PM

New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday sought to downplay the Bharatiya Janata Party's clear lead in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, saying that civic polls could not be regarded as a "semi-final" for the assembly elections scheduled next year.

This was not my election: Sheila Dikshit

April 18, 2012 at 2:21 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit appeared to wash her hands of the Congress loss in the civic polls and said it was not her election.

Russian n-reactor designer held for fraud

April 18, 2012 at 7:33 AM

Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The chief of Russian nuclear reactor design bureau Gidropress, a subsidiary of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, has been detained on suspicion of an 18-million-ruble ($600,000) fraud.

Mexican arrested for murder in Tamil Nadu

April 17, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Chennai, April 17 (IANS) A Mexican citizen was arrested Tuesday for allegedly murdering his former live-in partner over custody of their daughter, officials said.

CAG slams Maharashtra government on land allotment

April 17, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Several Maharashtra politicians secured government land at throw away prices for trusts linked to them and their relatives, said the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) tabled in the state assembly Tuesday.

Oil firms ask government to compensate them

April 17, 2012 at 10:13 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Three state-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) Tuesday asked the government to temporarily declare petrol as a regulated commodity, reduce state sales tax and provide hundred percent cash compensation to them as they will be unable to sustain the current prices.

Accept MCD poll results with 'good grace': PM

April 17, 2012 at 8:29 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said the Delhi civic poll results in which the Congress suffered defeat should be accepted with "good grace".

MCD:BJP retains Delhi, demands Sheila resignation

April 17, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Clinching trifurcated corporations and retaining its power in the MCD, now BJP has demanded for resignation of chife minister Sheila Dikshit

Delhi civic polls: BJP leads in all three corporations (Update)

April 17, 2012 at 2:02 PM

New Delhi, Apr 17 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday showed lead in all three municipal corporations of Delhi.

Counting of votes in MCD polls begins

April 17, 2012 at 8:15 AM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Counting of votes in the Delhi municipal elections began here at 8 a.m., and the fate 2,423 candidates will be out in a few hours from now.

Hindustan Motors upgrades Mitsubishi Montero

April 16, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Automobile-maker Hindustan Motors Ltd Monday announced the launch of upgraded Mitsubishi Montero, a sports utility vehicle.

Busy day for MCD helpline staff on poll day

April 15, 2012 at 8:19 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) It was a busy day for the staff attending calls at the helpline for the municipal polls Sunday, the day when voters elected 272 councillors.

55-60 percent voting in Delhi civic polls

April 15, 2012 at 7:39 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) An estimated 55 to 60 percent voting took place in the elections to the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi Sunday, State Election Commissioner Rakesh Mehta said.

Delhi votes to pick trifurcated civic body (Fourth Lead)

April 15, 2012 at 6:59 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The national capital voted Sunday to pick a new team for its trifurcated civic body, with more people coming out to vote this election compared to last time. The percentage at close of voting was much above the 2007 figure of 42.7 percent, officials said.

Voters boycott polls in parts of Delhi

April 15, 2012 at 3:39 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Votters in parts of the capital Sunday boycotted the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls to protest poor civic amenities in their areas.

India won't be able to store another bumper crop

April 15, 2012 at 3:31 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The problem of plenty is once again troubling the Indian government as it does not know where to store the bumper grains to be harvested for the third year in a row. Fears are rising that the grains would be out in the open, rot and be eaten by rodents even as millions go hungry in the country which is planning to enact a right to food law.

MCD: 12 to 15 percent voting in early hours

April 15, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Voting is slow in initial hours for the trifurcated MCD polls in Delhi. Around 12 to 15 percent vote has been witnessed in the starting

Average voting in initial hours of Delhi civic polls

April 15, 2012 at 12:19 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Around 12 to 15 percent voters turned up to exercise their franchise in the first three hours of polls to the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Sunday, election officials said.

Delhi votes to elect new civic bodies

April 15, 2012 at 8:51 AM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Voting began Sunday morning for elections to Delhi's newly-formed three civic bodies that is witnessing a tough fight between the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress.

Voting begins for MCD elections

April 15, 2012 at 8:27 AM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Polling for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections began Sunday morning at 11,543 booths across the capital.

MCD election:stage is all set for the free and fair poll

April 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM

The stage is all set for the polling of trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) councillors.

Male staff paid 10 percent more salary than women counterpart in BBC

April 14, 2012 at 3:31 PM

London, April 13 (ANI): Male staff at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is paid an average of 10 percent more salary than the women staff, statistics have revealed.

Sibal attacks 'multi-level corruption' in BJP-led MCD

April 13, 2012 at 7:16 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) On the last day of campaigning for Delhi's civic polls, the Congress fielded central minister Kapil Sibal, who charged the the BJP-led Municipal Corporation of Delhi with "multi-level corruption".

Pallam Raju says Armed Forces produce best thinkers

April 12, 2012 at 4:03 PM

New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): Minister of State for Defence MM Pallam Raju on Thursday hailed the Indian Armed Forces for grooming some of the finest professionals.

BJP slams Congress over CWG ahead of Delhi civic polls

April 12, 2012 at 10:59 AM

New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): Ahead of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has slammed the Congress party for tarnishing the image of the country in the international arena during the Commonwealth Games.

Maken accuses MCD of siphoning off development funds

April 12, 2012 at 10:43 AM

New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): Congress leader and Sports Minister Ajay Maken has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -ruled Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) of siphoning off funds meant for development of civic amenities.

ECIL launches two high-tech defence products

April 11, 2012 at 11:23 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Defence public sector undertaking Electronics Corporation Of India Ltd (ECIL) Wednesday unveiled two high-technology products - a carrier ethernet switch router and a secure network access system (SNAS) - on its 45th foundation day.

India, Pakistan plan Siachen, Sir Creek talks

April 11, 2012 at 7:31 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Building upon discussions during President Asif Ali Zardari's Sunday visit to New Delhi, India and Pakistan are looking to step up the dialogue process by seeking to set dates for talks on the disputed Siachen glacier and Sir Creek marshland.

Metro to begin an hour earlier for MCD polls

April 11, 2012 at 4:59 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Metro services in the capital will begin an hour earlier from the normal start of 6 a.m. to facilitate the staff deputed for conducting the elections to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), an official here said.

Former DMK minister Ramachandran arrested

April 10, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Chennai, April 10 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Police Tuesday arrested former DMK minister for health K.K.S.S.R. Ramachandran for his alleged involvement in covering up a murder charge against a party member while he was a minister, said police.

India, Germany for greater railway cooperation

April 10, 2012 at 11:14 PM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Indian Railways Tuesday said it will shortly finalise a fresh Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its German counterpart on increasing their cooperation.

Legendary '60 Minutes' CBS newsman Mike Wallace dies at 93

April 9, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Mike Wallace, the '60 Minutes' pit-bull CBS reporter whose probing and brazen style made his name synonymous with a tough interview, died on Saturday. He was 93.

BBC blasted for hiring cricketer Vaughan to cover US Masters golf

April 9, 2012 at 3:31 PM

London, Apr 9(ANI): The British Broadcast Corporation (BBC) has come in for wide scale criticism from golf fans over hiring former England cricketer Michael Vaughan to cover the US Masters golf.

China expands its oldest n-power plant

April 8, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Beijing, April 8 (IANS) China's first nuclear power plant has finished an expansion project with a new generator unit in operation, said China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) Sunday.

Congress releases manifesto ahead of Delhi municipal corporation polls

April 7, 2012 at 7:45 PM

New Delhi, Apr.7 (ANI): The Congress Party released its manifesto on Saturday in the presence of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and other ministers ahead of the April 15 municipal corporation polls.

Omar for sustained Indo-Pak dialogue and 'J-K centric' CBMs

April 7, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Jammu, April 7 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said sustained dialogue between India and Pakistan was the only way to resolve all issues between the two neighbours.

ONGC hopes for early help from government over crude oil cess hike

April 7, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Vadodara, Apr 7 (ANI): Chairman and Managing Director of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Sudhir Vasudeva is hoping for an early bail out by the Central Government in the wake of a hike in cess on the domestic production of crude oil.

Calls for James Murdoch to exit News Corp board following BskyB resignation

April 5, 2012 at 3:36 PM

London, Apr 5 (ANI): A powerful American institutional investor has called on James Murdoch to follow-up his resignation from the post of chairman of BSkyB, and step down from the board of News Corporation.

Chhattisgarh government hauled up over CAG expose

April 4, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Raipur, April 4 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's opposition Congress grilled the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state assembly Wednesday over a report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) pointing to lapses that had led to huge revenue losses.

'Chhattisgarh coal block rates led to Rs. 1,000 crore loss'

April 3, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Raipur, April 3 (IANS) The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Tuesday slammed the state-owned Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation (CMDC) for accepting lower rates for commercial mining of coal blocks in the state which had led to a revenue loss of over Rs.1,000 crore.

ISRO to launch foreign satellite SPOT-6

April 3, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch an advanced French remote sensing satellite later this year.

US investor tables resolution to strip Rupert Murdoch of News Corp chair

April 3, 2012 at 5:29 PM

London, Apr 3 (ANI): A powerful US institutional investor has filed a petition to strip media tycoon Rupert Murdoch of his role as News Corporation chairman.

Tractor major to invest Rs.160 crore in expansion

April 3, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Chennai, April 3 (IANS) In order to continue its harvest of bumper sales at a time when the industry is logging negative growth, city based tractor major Rs.8,021 crore turnover Tractor and Farm Equipment Ltd (TAFE) will set up a new 60,000 units per annum plant in Madurai, said a top official.

ISRO to launch French satellite

April 3, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Chennai, April 3 (IANS) India will launch an advanced French remote sensing satellite, SPOT 6, with its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket later this year, a statement said Tuesday.

ASEAN Summit begins

April 3, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Phnom Penh, April 3 (IANS) The two-day 20th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit kicked off here Tuesday, gathering heads of state or government from 10 ASEAN member states.

Petroleum Minister denies to comment on Petrol price hike

April 3, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Amid the speculation of massive hike in petrol prices, as Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) are bearing losses of Rs.7.67 on Petrol, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister S. Jaipal Reddy........

Jaipal Reddy refuses comment on fuel price hike possibility

April 3, 2012 at 11:52 AM

New Delhi, Apr 3 (ANI): Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister S. Jaipal Reddy has refused to comment on the possibility of a fuel price hike before the government takes a final decision.

'This World Health Day, focus on ageing and health'

April 2, 2012 at 4:56 PM

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) With nearly eight percent of southeast Asia's population above the age of 60 years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday said it will draw global attention to ageing to highlight it as a rapidly emerging priority that most countries in the region have yet to address adequately.

Tax put off on other states' vehicles entering Shimla

April 1, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Shimla, April 1 (IANS) Vehicles registered outside Himachal Pradesh would not be slapped with a green tax on entering Shimla as the proposal has been deferred, an official said here Sunday.

Robocup starts in Germany aiming to defeat human footballers by 2050

April 1, 2012 at 3:41 PM

London, Apr 1 (ANI): The Robocup, which kicked off in Germany this weekend, looked like it might be a long time before they're challenging the likes of Lionel Messi.

'Multi-faceted strategy to address unemployment in Kashmir'

March 31, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Jammu, March 31 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday said the state government is addressing the problem of unemployment in the state through a multi-faceted strategy which includes opening the substantial overseas job market for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir.

Apex court stays hearing on plea against Azhagiri's election

March 30, 2012 at 10:22 PM

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday stayed proceedings in the Madras High Court on an election petition challenging the election of union Chemical and Fertiliser Minister and DMK leader M.K. Azhagiri from Madurai Lok Sabha constituency.

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