Mamata goes ahead with her list, leaves only 64 seats for Cong

Kolkata, March 18 (Agencies): Trinamool Congress on Friday unilaterally announced candidates for 228 constituencies for the Assembly elections in West Bengal, leaving 64 seats to Congress and remaining two to ally Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI). “We will be happy if Congress fields its candidates in 64 constituencies after seat adjustment. Else, we will […]

NPPA revises prices of drugs: 62 medicines to cost more

NEW Delhi, March 17 (PTI): The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) today said it has increased prices of 62 drugs, which are mainly based on indigenously manufactured insulin, giving a filip to domestic firms. The drug price regulator has also reduced prices of 14 drugs, while that of 21 drugs remained unchanged in its latest […]

Home, auto loans to cost more as RBI hikes rates

Mumbai, March 17 (Agencies): Home, auto and corporate loans are likely to become expensive in the next fiscal following the RBI’s move to raise key policy rates by 25 basis points, bankers said today. “The rate hike is on expected lines and the direction which the policy gives is towards more hardening,” Bank of Baroda […]

CNET’s list of 10 popular smart phones with highest radiation

New Delhi, March 17 (Agencies): Cellphones cause brain cancer, dementia and have other side effects, these are the results of some umpteen studies. However, most of such studies have remained largely inconclusive. However, recently a government panel findings highlighted the health hazards posed by mobile phones. The eight-member inter-ministerial committee named loss of memory, lack […]

Have 5m to spare? You can now settle in UK in no time

LONDON, March 17 (TNN): The British Conservative party pro-rich bias appears intact if its latest immigration policy is any indication. Under a fast track scheme,any foreigner willing to park 5 million pounds in a British bank or building society will be granted leave of indefinite stay in the UK. An investor who keeps 10 million […]

US should stop looking at J-K through security prism: Omar Abdullah

Jammu, March 17 (Agencies): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the US should stop looking at the state only through the “prism of security” and should identify ways for extending its expertise in capacity building, environment projects and other areas. “The US should stop looking at Jammu and Kashmir only through a […]

Advani asks PM to quit over WikiLeaks bombshell

NEW Delhi, March 17 (Agencies): National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leader LK Advani on Thursday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to quit “forthwith” and said he had lost the right to govern after leaked US cables revealed that the Congress paid money to opposition MPs to win a Parliament trust vote in 2008. “The NDA demands […]

‘Men should be equal partners in women’s empowerment’

Chandigarh, March 17 (Agencies): Citing the example of Raja Ram Mohun Roy, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Thursday called upon men to be equal partners in the empowerment of women and cautioned against the negative impact of social evils like female foeticide. “Today, there are fewer women in India than men and if this trend […]

Fortis Hospitals performs eastern India’s first custom fit knee replacement surgery

Kolkata, March 16 (Agencies): Ushering in the latest in Joint Replacement Surgery, Fortis Hospitals Kolkata today announced Eastern India’s first ‘Custom Fit Knee Replacement Surgery’ performed on a patient with degenerative disease of the knee. Lead orthopedic surgeon Dr. Rakesh Rajput and his team at Fortis Hospitals Kolkata performed this revolutionary surgery by literally remodeling […]

New chiefs appointed at IndianOil for West Bengal and North East

Dimapur, March 16 (MExN): Indrajit Bose took over as the head of IndianOil in West Bengal on March 14, 2011. A press note issued by Aloke Kumar Singh, Manager, Corp Comm, ER stated that Bose, a Chemical Engineer, has served IndianOil for thirty years since he joined IndianOil in 1981 as Officer in Human Resource […]

Maruti aims to produce one crore cars in next 6-7 yrs

NEW Delhi, March 13 (PTI): The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India today said it expects to achieve the feat of producing a crore vehicle for the second time in the next 6-7 years with the opening of its two new plants at Manesar. The company is likely to cross the milestone of producing the […]

$59 mn in bonuses & equity for 4 Google execs

Boston, March 13 (PTI): Google’s Indian-origin Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora is among the internet search giant’s four top executives who have been awarded a total of nearly $ 9 million in bonuses and $ 50 million in equity this year. In a filing with U.S. market regulator Securities and Exchange Commission, Google said its […]