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Chopper contract given to Agusta against tender conditions: Shah ...
Ahmedabad, April 29 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Friday demanded to know from Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on whose instructions was Italian firm AgustaWestland given the contract for VVIP helicopters in violation of the tendering conditions.
Government does u-turn on EPF, agrees to 8.8 percent interest rate
New Delhi/Chennai, April 29 : Bowing to persistent pressure from trade unions and political parties, the Centre on Friday increased the interest rate on employees provident fund (EPF) deposits to 8.8 percent from 8.70 percent announced earlier for 2015-16.
Heat wave death toll rises to 143 in Telangana
Hyderabad, April 29 : The death toll from a heat wave sweeping Telangana rose to 143 on Friday as six more deaths were reported.
Reform not just for the game but also for transparent functioning, ...
New Delhi, April 29 : The Supreme Court on Friday took exception to Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) telling it that playing cricket with teams from states not known for playing cricket would be detrimental to the game's interest even as the court held that the BCCI needed to reform itself not ...
143 of 300 girls cleared JEE under Udaan scheme: Irani
New Delhi, April 29 : Under the "Udaan" scheme of CBSE, 143 out of 300 girls from the initial batch had cleared the JEE exam, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said on Friday.
GI tag on over Bengal sweetmeat a bitter poll issue
Kolkata, April 29 : A celebrated seasonal sweetmeat from the state's South 24 Parganas district has become a bitter political battle in a West Bengal assembly constituency, where polling will be held on Saturday.
IIT-Kgp ex-students develop driverless shuttles (Lead, with ...
Kolkata, April 29 : Self-driving shuttles for in-campus travel, designed by a team of ex-students from IIT-Kharagpur's Robotics Research Group, would reduce operating costs by 40 to 60 percent, a statement from the institute said on Friday.
Over 72 crore beneficiaries under Food Security Act: Centre
New Delhi, April 29 : The government on Friday said that more than 72.45 crore people from 14.8 crore households across 33 states and Union Territories are getting subsidised food grain under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).
Milan court gives 'modus operandi' of AgustaWestland deal
New Delhi, April 29 : The modus operandi in the AgustaWestland helicopter deal, in which an alleged middleman James Christian Michel has come under scrutiny for what is being touted as India's biggest defence scandal, has emerged from a verdict of an Italian court.
Crude bombs recovered in Kolkata
Kolkata, Apr 29 : A day before the fifth phase of the West Bengal Assembly polls, several crude bombs were recovered from different parts of Kolkata on Friday, reports said.
Government to conduct special audit of telcos: Prasad
New Delhi, April 29 : The government will conduct special audit of telecom companies for three subsequent financial years 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11, parliament was informed on Friday.
EC bars Madan Mitra from using mobile phone in hospital
Kolkata, April 29 : The Election Commission on Friday barred jailed Trinamool Congress heavyweight Madan Mitra, currently admitted to a hospital, from using any mobile phone and also restricted his meetings.
Islamic State's shadow on the land of Tagore and Nazrul
It was like a macabre end to a Chabrol movie. I had returned with images of such aesthetic delight from the Pahela Baishakh festivities in Dhaka that the news of Professor Rezaul Karim Siddique having been hacked to death by Islamists left me in something of a daze.
Auto-rickshaw showroom gutted in Gurgaon
Gurgaon, April 29 : At least five dozen CNG auto-rickshaws were destroyed in a major fire that broke out in a showroom here on Sohna Road on Friday, an official said.
'Banned' Platini optimistic of lifting six-year FIFA ban
Johannesburg, Apr.29 : Suspended UEFA president Michel Platini has said he is optimistic about lifting his six-year ban from all football-related activities as he begins his appeal against the suspension at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
SP suspends controversial MLA Rampal Yadav for six years
Lucknow, Apr.29 : Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA Rampal Yadav was on Friday suspended from the party for six years for his involvement in an illegal construction case.
Governmen. increases EPF interest rate to 8.8 pct
New Delhi, Apr 29 : The Finance Ministry today agreed to increase interest rate on provident fund deposits to 8.8 percent from the 8.7 percent due to ongoing pressure from the trade unions.
EPF interest rate increased to 8.8pc
New Delhi, Apr 29 : In a major move, the government on Friday decided to increase interest rate on provident fund deposits to from 8.7 per cent to 8.8 per cent as was thought earlier.
Ridhi Arora to promote handloom in Delhi
New Delhi, April 29 : Designer Ridhi Arora is promoting India's handloom industry through her collection designed and crafted in Khadi at a fashion show for the differently-abled.
Government makes a u-turn on EPF, agrees to 8.8 percent interest ...
New Delhi, April 29 : In a major climbdown after persistent pressure from the trade unions and political parties, the government on Friday increased interest rate on employees provident fund (EPF) deposits to 8.8 percent for 2015-16 from 8.70 percent as it had announced earlier.
Four BJP MPs demand changes in Jharkhand's domicile policy
Ranchi, April 29 : Four BJP parliamentarians from Jharkhand have demanded changes in the domicile policy brought forth by their own party's government in the state.
IMF to lend USD 1.5 billion to Sri Lanka
Colombo, April 29 : Sri Lanka will borrow USD 1.5 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the government's economic reform agenda, the IMF said on Friday.
Serena pulls out of Madrid Open with flu
Johannesburg, Apr.29 : World number one Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Madrid Open, which begins this weekend, due to flu.
Digvijaya Singh's daughter Karnika Singh passes away
New Delhi, Apr 29 : Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's daughter Karnika Singh passed away after suffering from cancer in New Delhi on Friday.
Serena withdraws from Madrid Open
Madrid, April 29 : World No.1 and former champion Serena Williams on Friday withdrew from this year's Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament.
Never encourage the idea of remixing uncle's songs: Sai Dharam Tej
Chennai, April 29 : Actor Sai Dharam Tej, who has grooved to remix songs from his uncle Chiranjeevi's filmography in his films, says he never encourages the idea. However, he says most of the times he's convinced by his films' director and producer.
Sundar Pichai predicts AI, cloud computing's future at Google
New York, April 29 : Taking a break from the tradition where Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin shared the company's progress and vision every year, this time it was Indian-origin CEO Sundar Pichai who updated the world with some of Google's achievements and key highlights.
EC bars Madan Mitra from using mobile phone in hospital
Kolkata, April 29 : The Election Commission on Friday barred Trinamool Congress candidate Madan Mitra, who has been in jail for his alleged involvement in the Saradha chit fund scam, from using any mobile phone and also restricted his meetings.
StoreHippo selected for NASSCOM 'InnoTrek 2016' in Silicon Valley
New Delhi, Apr 29 : StoreHippo, a leading mobile ready E-commerce platform, is all set to participate in the third edition of NASSCOM InnoTrek 2016, to be organized in Palo Alto, California, US.
41 soldiers died at Siachen Glacier since 2013
Jammu, April 29 : As many as 41 soldiers have died from 2013 till March 31, 2016, at the Siachen Glacier in Jammu and Kashmir, a senior army official said on Friday.