GE to introduce 660, 800 MW steam turbines

NEW Delhi, May 1 (PTI): Looking to strengthen its presence in the fast-growing power sector, General Electric will introduce 660 and 800 MW supercritical steam turbines in India this year. With India targeting a capacity addition of 1,00,000 MW in the 12th five-year plan (2012-17), the demand for vario US power equipment including high-efficiency turbines […]

E-hospital launched

Mumbai, May 1 (PTI):  At a time when US President Mr Barack Obama has urged his citizens not to opt for “cheap treatment” in India, two Indian doctors have made it possible for anyone in need around the world to consult best global experts from various super speciality fields through their e-hospital. The new virtual […]

Work without fear or favour: PM tells CBI

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, center, looks on along with Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Amar Pratap Singh, right, and Home Minister P. Chidambaram, left, during the inauguration of a new CBI headquarters building, in New Delhi, April 30. (AP Photo)   New Delhi, April 30 (PTI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday directed the […]

Entire family of Karunanidhi be charge sheeted: Jayalalithaa

Chennai, April 30 (PTI): Tearing into her arch-rival and Chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s “convoluted defence” of his daughter Kanimozhi on the 2G scam issue, AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa today demanded that his entire family be charge sheeted “if the interest of justice are to be met”. “Mr. Karunanidhi has characteristically put forth a convoluted defence of […]

PAC draft report indicts Raja, slams PMO

File Photo: DMK MP M.K. Kanimozhi addresses the media after the high level committee meeting of the party in Chennai on Wednesday.   New Delhi, April 27 (PTI): The Public Accounts Committee has, in a draft report on 2G scam, indicted former Telecom Minister A. Raja and came down heavily on the Prime Minister’s Office […]

Air India pilots go on strike: ICPA derecognized

New Delhi, April 27 (PTI): About 800 pilots belonging to the erstwhile Indian Airlines went on a strike early today demanding pay parity with Air India pilots and better working conditions, leading to cancellation of over 20 flights and disruption of many others by several hours. In a swift and tough response, the Air India […]

‘India determined to eliminate terrorism, piracy’

Port Louis, April 26 (PTI):  India has said it is determined to fight and eliminate the menace of terrorism and piracy in cooperation with international community. In her address to the National Assembly of Mauritius today, the President, Pratibha Patil, said India and Mauritius would have an important role to play in the Indian Ocean […]

Justice Dinakaran moves Supreme Court against impeachment

New Delhi, April 26 (PTI): Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P.D. Dinakaran on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking stay of the impeachment proceedings initiated against him for alleged misconduct and corruption. Justice Dinakaran challenged the proceedings before a three-member Rajya Sabha-appointed inquiry panel which has been hearing the charges of alleged land grabbing and […]

India vulnerable to hepatitis

AGARTALA, April 26 (Agencies): India is very vulnerable to hepatitis as it is yet to initiate a mass vaccination programme to check the disease, experts say, pointing out that half the world’s children who have not been vaccinated are in the country. “Over 50 percent of the world’s 44 million children who have not got […]

‘Rising prices might push millions into poverty’

New Delhi, April 26 (PTI): Rising food prices in India might push millions of people into extreme poverty, multilateral lending agency the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has warned in a report released on Tuesday. According to the report titled ‘Global Food Price Inflation and Developing Asia’, a 10 per cent increase in food prices will […]

Sathya Sai Baba: A secular spiritual leader

Devotees mourn near the body of Hindu holy man Sathya Sai Baba during a public viewing at the Prasanthi Nilayam Ashram in Puttaparti, April 25. Thousands of devotees are thronging to the southern Indian headquarters of the revered Hindu guru a day after his death. (AP Photo)   Hyderabad, April 25 (Agencies): Sri Sathya Sai […]

Kanimozhi charged with conspiracy in 2G scam by CBI

NEW Delhi, April 25 (Agencies): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday named five more people, including Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi, co-accused in the case involving the award of second generation (2G) phone spectrum. The supplementary chargesheet, the second thus far, filed by the premier probe agency in a special […]