NIIT announces 7th National IT Aptitude Test – NITAT

Dimapur, February 24 (MExN): NIIT, leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s largest IT trainer, has announced country’s largest IT Aptitude Test— the 7th National IT Aptitude Test (NITAT) — to enable students and graduates to calibrate their potential and aptitude for a career in the promising IT industry. ‘NITAT 2011’, will be simultaneously conducted […]

Govt. will do everything to clean public life: Manmohan

New Delhi, February 24 (PTI): Sharing concerns of all sections over scams including those involving 2G spectrum and CWG, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday asserted in Parliament that his government would do everything to clean the “public life” and ensure that “no wrong-doer” goes unpunished. He referred to the decision to form JPC into […]

Navy warships being sent to evacuate Indians from Libya

NEW Delhi, February 24 (Agencies): Warships of Indian Navy are being despatched to evacuate Indians from Libya as the situation in the North African country continued to deteriorate because of clashes between supporters and opponents of Muammar Gaddafi. The ministry of external affairs asked the defence ministry to ready the warships to sail for Libya. […]

2G spectrum scam: War of words in Parliament

New Delhi, February 24 (Agencies):  A Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the 2G spectrum allocation issue was set up today amid charges and countercharges between the Government and the Opposition. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee moved the motion for appointment of the 30-member Committee to look into the telecom policy pursued from 1998 to 2009 including […]

Fare hike unlikely in Rail Budget

New Delhi, February 24 (PTI): Railways are unlikely to carry out any major changes in passenger fares in the Rail Budget for the eighth year in succession, even as more than 100 new trains could be announced, including a dozen non-stop Durontos. The Rail Budget 2011-12, to be presented in Lok Sabha tomorrow, could also […]

Budget 2011: Consumer durables may become costlier

MUMBAI, February 23 (Agencies): Consumers may have to shell out more on electronics , appliances and fast moving goods. Talks of a rollback of the stimulus and increase in excise duty are making consumer goods’ companies apprehensive. Already reeling under the surge in input costs over the year, companies will be forced to pass the […]

Maruti Suzuki unveils SX4 diesel priced @Rs. 7.74 L

New Delhi, February 22 (Agencies): Car market leader Maruti Suzuki India Limited, today unveiled its much awaited SX4 Diesel. The SX4 Diesel is cleaner and more fuel efficient than all comparable cars in its class and will be offered in three variants: VDi; ZDi and ZDi (with leather upholstery).The Super Turbo DDiS engine mounted on […]

‘Some inflationary pressure to remain in growing economy’

New Delhi, February 22 (PTI): Maintaining that “some inflationary pressure” will remain in a growing economy, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday urged the states to strengthen PDS to enable the government insulate the poor from the adverse impact of inflation. Replying to members’ concerns during Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, Mr. Mukherjee said the […]

Aircel launches 3G service

Chennai, February 22 (PTI): Telecom operator Aircel on Tuesday launched its 3G services here, with an aim to increase mobile internet penetration. “3G will collapse all barriers. It will revolutionise entertainment since it is a highly interactive medium and bandwidth will not be a constraint,” Aircel Chief Operating Officer Gurdeep Singh said.The pan-India operator has […]

After 9 yrs, 31 convicted in Godhra train burning case

AHMEDABAD, February 22 (Agencies): Thirty-one people were today convicted and 63 others, including the main accused Maulvi Umarji, were acquitted by a special court here in the 2002 Godhra train burning incident that left 59 people dead and triggered violence in Gujarat that had claimed the lives of over 1200 people, mainly Muslims. The sentencing […]

Indian workers sue US company for human trafficking

HOUSTON, February 22 (PTI): Lawyers for a group of Indian guest workers, trafficked to the US from India to work in shipyards after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, have sued an American company, Signal International, along with its co-conspirators and other entities for human trafficking and racketeering. If class status is granted, the lawsuit could be […]

India keeping a close watch on situation in Libya: S M Krishna

New Delhi, February 22 (PTI): The government on Tuesday said it is keeping a close watch on the situation in violence-hit Libya where all Indians are safe. “The situation is being closely monitored by the External Affairs Ministry and we are in constant touch with the Ambassador there. I am happy to inform that all […]