Assets of corrupt babus may be seized & liquidated

NEW Delhi, May 24(Agencies): Activists against graft have often pointed out that even the threat of jail hardly serves as a deterrent for a corrupt person, as he can enjoy his ill-gotten gains after he completes his sentence. Now, that could be set to change. Assets amassed through corrupt means by a public servant will […]

Airtel digital TV customers can now watch all channels in HD like quality

Dimapur, May 23 (MExN): Airtel digital TV has enabled all its High Definition (HD) and HD Recorder Set Top Boxes (STBs) to upscale its complete array of Standard Definition (SD) channels to HD like quality (resolution -1080) with a 16:9 wide aspect ratio. Customers can view all their favorite programs with enhanced contrast with sharper, […]

Sachin Pilot arrested on his way to Greater Noida, released

GREATER NOIDA, may 22 (PTI): Reviving the Bhatta-Parsaul farmers’ issue, Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Sunday visited protestors lodged in Dasna jail and was arrested on way to the violence-hit areas to meet families of those injured during the agitation over land acquisition. Pilot, Union minister of state for information technology, along with around 100 […]

ONGC, SBI biggest losers in market cap past week

Mumbai, may 22 (PTI): Hit by huge losses in the market capitalisation (m-cap) of state-owned ONGC and SBI, the combined market worth of eight of the country’s top-10 firms diminished by Rs 78,553.96 crore during last week. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) suffered a loss of Rs 26,222.55 crore from its market cap which […]

Tata’s ‘remarks’ on Mukesh’s home sparks controversy

LONDON/MUMBAI, may 22 (PTI): Ratan Tata’s purported remarks expressing surprise at fellow industrialist Mukesh Ambani living in a billion-dollar mansion in Mumbai has sparked off a controversy today. The Tata group Chairman was quoted by London’s Times newspaper as having said, “It makes me wonder why someone would do that. That’s what revolutions are made […]

Mamata sworn in as W Bengal CM

Onlookers crowd a street to greet the new Chief Minister of West Bengal state Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata, May 20. Banerjee is the first woman chief minister of the state. Congress and its ally Trinamool Congress toppled a 34-year Communist-led government after an aggressive campaign that hammered the leftist coalition on stagnation, corruption, agricultural malaise […]

Indian teenager creates world record atop Mount Lhotse

NEW Delhi, may 20 (agencies): A 17-year-old schoolboy from a New Delhi suburb, who became a climbing sensation last year by becoming the youngest Indian to conquer Mt Everest, created a new record Friday by becoming the youngest in the world to ascent Mt Lhotse, the fourth highest peak. After an aborted attempt last week […]

Probe money laundering charges against Amar Singh: HC

Allahabad, May 20 (agencies): The Allahabad High Court today directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to investigate charges of money laundering against Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, saying the probe should commence within two weeks. The court gave the direction while dismissing a petition filed by the former Samajwadi Party general secretary who had challenged an […]

‘My kids asked me if I loved Infosys more than them’

BANGALORE, may 20 (Agencies): N R Narayana Murthy has three children: Rohan, Akshata and Infosys. He will be retiring as chairman of the enterprise he co-founded in 1981 in August this year. In a detailed goodbye note that appeared in Infosys’ recent annual report, Murthy wrote, “The best analogy that I can think of separation […]

Rs 30,000 crore blackmoney recovered in last two years: CBDT

New Delhi, May 18 (Agencies): Taxmen have seized blackmoney to the tune of a whopping Rs 30,000 crore in the country in the last two years, said the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) which is set to get investigative powers to boost its drive against wrongdoers. The CBDT is in the process of creating […]

Rahul dares Maya; pledges to fight for farmers

VARANASI, May 18 (PTI): Unfazed by the attack on his claims on the alleged police brutality in the villages of Greater Noida, Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday appeared to justify those remarks saying people there had complained to him about the atrocities they were subjected to. Declaring a war against Mayawati government, he said Congress would […]

MPs go back to school with JPC on 2G scam

New Delhi, May 18 (agencies): It was back to school for many MPs in the Joint Parliamentary Committee which on Wednesday began examining the alleged irregularities in the 2G spectrum allocation scam. The second meeting of the JPC, chaired by Congress leader P C Chacko, turned into a virtual classroom as members were briefed by […]