Ex-UN climate panel head accused of stalking loses India job

Ex-UN climate panel head accused of stalking loses India job

NEW DELHI, July 24 (AP) — The former chairman of the U.N. climate panel has been removed from his job as head of a top energy institute in India following allegations of sexual harassment. [google_ad_728_90_text] The governing council of The Energy and Resources Institute announced late Thursday that Rajendra Pachauri would be replaced as director-general […]

India’s ‘Medicine Baba’ gets drugs from rich, gives to poor

India’s ‘Medicine Baba’ gets drugs from rich, gives to poor

NEW DELHI, July 24 (AP) — Omkarnath spends his days searching New Delhi for drugs. A call to the phone number printed boldly on his saffron-colored tunic reveals his alternate identity: “Hello, I am Medicine Baba.” [google_ad_728_90_text] The chatty, 79-year-old retired blood-bank technician has been collecting unused prescription drugs from the affluent for the past […]

Jung returns fire, calls Kejriwal’s remarks unbecoming of CM

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday hit back at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for ridiculing and calling him Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s man, saying such remarks were unbecoming of the head of a government. [google_ad_728_90_text] The four-page missive from Jung comes a day after Kejriwal had shot off an […]

If NDA wins in Bihar, Modi will be real CM: Congress

Jul 24 (IANS) The Congress on Friday cautioned people in Bihar that if the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance was voted to power in the upcoming assembly polls, its chief minister would be remote-controlled by the Centre. [google_ad_728_90_text] A day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bihar, senior Congress leader and former […]

Role reversal for Congress-BJP as parliament faceoff continues

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The ongoing battle in parliament appeared to be witnessing a role reversal of sorts between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress with both the parties blaming each other for the stalemate on Friday. [google_ad_728_90_text] Similar to the logjam witnessed during the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government’s […]

Human bomb alert for Modi’s Bihar visit

Patna, July 24 (IANS) A day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bihar visit, the intelligence agencies have warned of a possible “human bomb attack” on the lines of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, a top police officer said. [google_ad_728_90_text] Modi is scheduled to visit Patna on Saturday and address a rally in Muzaffarpur. […]

‘As in China, 4G can be a game-changer in India too’

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) As Indian companies ready themselves to launch and expand their fourth generation (4G) telecom services, industry analysts expect the advent of the technology to prove a game-changer as in China, but also forecast a shakeout that could rattle incumbent players. [google_ad_728_90_text] “TD-LTE (China’s long-term evolution, or 4G standard) has proved […]

After battle of placards, Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

After battle of placards, Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was on Thursday virtually turned into an arena for placard battles between the Congress and the BJP, forcing Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to first adjourn the house till noon and later for the day. [google_ad_728_90_text] The first two days of parliament’s monsoon session, which began on July 21, […]

Maruti Suzuki launches premium showroom range Nexa

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) To enhance the customers’ retail experience, automobile major Maruti Suzuki on Thursday launched its new premium showroom range Nexa. [google_ad_728_90_text] “Indian market and society are rapidly changing and new segments of customers are emerging. We have to take new initiatives to meet diversifying expectations from our customers,” said Kenichi Ayukawa, […]

10 Indian firms among Forbes Asia Fabulous 50

Washington, July 23 (IANS) With 10 firms, India claims the second-highest number of companies for the fifth year in a row on Forbes Asia Fabulous 50 list again dominated by China with 25 companies. [google_ad_728_90_text] The Fab 50’s brightest star over the decade, India’s HDFC Bank, did not debut until 2006. However, it has now […]

Digitally engaged SMBs reaping more dividends: Report

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Small and medium businesses (SMBs) in India that use cloud and mobile tools are reaping huge dividends, according to a report released by Deloitte and Google. [google_ad_728_90_text] The report states that moving from offline to an advanced digital engagement could mean revenue growth of up to 27 percent more than […]