Army Chief VK Singh appears before PAC

NEW Delhi, January 12 (PTI): In a first instance of its kind, Army Chief V. K. Singh on Wednesday appeared before Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in connection with alleged irregularities in the canteen stores supplies. The PAC had called the chiefs of the three defence services for a hearing after a CAG report pointed […]

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Buddhadeb-Chidambaram meeting between Jan 17-19   Kolkata, January 12 (Agencies): The long-awaited meeting between Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee in Delhi to discuss law and order in the state, including the January 7 Lalgarh killings, might take place between January 17 and 19. “We are trying to fix […]

Winds of change in Kashmir as ‘stone-pelting’ youth eye police job

An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard as a Kashmiri youth, whose face covered with a scarf, waits to submit his documents during a police recruitment rally in Srinagar, January 12. Anti-India sentiment runs deep in Kashmir, which is divided between Hindu-majority India and predominately Muslim Pakistan, but claimed by both in its entirety. (AP Photo) […]

SBI & Airtel form joint venture

New Delhi, January 12 (Agencies): India’s largest public sector bank State Bank of India (SBI) Wednesday entered into a joint venture with telecom giant Bharti Airtel to deliver banking services to those sections which do not have them yet. ‘We look forward to taking the benefits of banking to the Indian masses and building a […]

‘Tuk Tuk meter’ app to calculate auto fares launched

Kochi, January 12 (PTI): Kerala-based based MindHelix Technologies, today launched ‘Tuk Tuk meter’, claimed to be India’s first GPS based multi-platform Auto fare calculator that runs through smart phones. The application can be started on getting into the autorickshaw and the meter in the phone will run alongside the meter in the rickshaw. It can […]

GM to launch 6 new cars in 2 yrs

Ahmedabad, January 12 (PTI): General Motors India today said it will launch six new cars in India in the next two years, while also stating that it will invest $ 100 million (about Rs. 450 crore) to increase production capacity at its Halol plant in Gujarat. The company, which plans to launch three light commercial […]

Ratan Tata slams goverment’s stand on leakage of Radia tapes

New Delhi, January 11 (PTI): Tata group chairman Ratan Tatahas criticised in the Supreme Court the government’’s”lackadaisical attitude” on the leakage of his tappedtelephonic conversations with corporate lobbyist Niira Radia,alleging it has remained least bothered about the violation ofan individual’’s privacy in the entire episode.He voiced the criticism in an affidavit filed in thecourt in […]

PM-led meeting on price rise ends inconclusively

PM Manmohan Singh during a high level meeting on food inflation in New Delhi on Tuesday.   NEW Delhi, January 11 (Agencies): A high level meeting convened by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss ways to tackle food inflation, particularly the zooming prices of onion, essential vegetables and milk, remained “inconclusive’’, according to official sources. […]

Indians growing richer and less healthy: Study

NEW Delhi, January 11 (AFP): Indians are growing richer, but they are also adopting unhealthy lifestyles that could take years off their lives and threaten economic growth, a major study said Tuesday. In a wide-ranging review of India’s under-resourced health system published in the British magazine The Lancet, studies by a clutch of top doctors […]

Indian-American charged in US’ biggest insider trading case

Washington, January 11 (PTI): An Indian-American is among four persons charged by US authorities as part of a wide-ranging investigation involving the multi-billion-dollar Galleon Group hedge fund scam, the biggest insider trading case in the country. Sunil Bhalla, a senior executive with Polycom, along with three others was named in fresh charges filed by the […]

NABARD ties up with Reuters for providing market information to farmers

Madurai, January 11 (Agencies): The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has entered into a tie-up with the international news agency Thompson Reuters’ Indian subsidiary to provide market information to farmers. The one year programme is being introduced in Tamil Nadu from January as a pilot project by NABARD with Reuters Market Light […]