Pranab meets Sushma and Jaitley in a bid to break JPC logjam

New Delhi, February 16 (Agencies): After the clearest signal from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on JPC formation to probe 2G spectrum scam, government on Wednesday made a fresh bid to end deadlock in Parliament as Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee met BJP leaders who insisted that JPC should be announced on February 22 to enable the […]

SC takes just 90 minutes to decide Surender’s fate

New Delhi, February 15 (pti): The Supreme Court on Tuesday took just 90 minutes to seal the fate of Surinder Koli by confirming his death sentence in a case of Nithari serial rape-cum-killing episode, which perhaps may be the fastest decision by it in a capital punishment hearing. The final hearing saw a Bench comprising […]

Advani calls PM ‘weak’, Cong hits back

New Delhi, February 15 (Agencies): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress are involved in a war of words over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and various cases of corruption. The first salvo was fired by senior BJP leader LK Advani on Tuesday when he Singh on the various scams and corruption cases that have hit […]

India becoming surrogate pregnancy hub

NEW DELHI, february 15 (Agencies): Surrogate pregnancy, an assisted reproductive technique (ART) in which a woman carries in her womb the baby of another woman, has seen a spurt in India. Due to the healthier lifestyles of to-be mothers and lower costs compared to the West, the country could become a global hub in the […]

Now BJP wants JPC on all scams

Kolkata, February 15 (PTI): Scenting success on Opposition clamour for a Joint Parliamentary Committee, the BJP on Tuesday upped the ante demanding that the JPC should also probe CWG and the Adarsh Housing scams. Addressing a party rally here, senior BJP leader L.K. Advani attacked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying he sympathised with him and […]

Opposition Cong keeps rotten dal plates on Orissa Speaker’s podium

Bhubaneswar, February 15 (PTI): As the Opposition continued the uproar and raised slogans, Speaker Pradip Kumar Amat adjourned the House twice. When the House met for the day, pandemonium broke out with the Chair refusing to accept the Opposition’s demand to suspend the Question Hour. Leader of the Opposition Bhupinder Singh demanded action against those […]

Forty years on, birth of a new Boeing jumbo

SEATTLE, February 14 (Reuters): Boeing Co rolled out a new jumbo jet on Sunday, hoping to relive the glamor of the birth of the 747 over 40 years ago and use it to boost slow sales. The 747-8 Intercontinental will seat 467 passengers, 51 more than the current version of the 747, and burn less […]

Swan-Reliance Telecom business links being probed

New Delhi, February 13 (Agencies):  While continuing with face-to-face custodial questioning of the former Telecom Minister, A. Raja, and DB Realty managing director Shahid Balwa on Saturday as part of its ongoing probe into 2G spectrum scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation has started looking into business links between Mr. Balwa’s Swan Telecom Ltd and […]

Dabur to tap professional beauty care market through ‘Oxylife’

NEW Delhi, February 13 (PTI): In a bid to tap the fast growing Indian professional beauty care market, FMCG major Dabur today said it has developed products to cater to the segment as it looks to take on the likes of French cosmetic giant L’Oreal and Lakme. The company, which has only been selling its […]

Project to promote tourism in 14 lighthouses across nation launched

CHENNAI, February 13 (Agencies): Union Shipping Minister G.K.Vasan on Saturday launched an ambitious project for promotion of tourism in 14 lighthouses across the country at a cost of Rs.300 crore. The objective is to turn these lighthouses and surrounding areas into maritime landmark destinations and develop allied maritime infrastructure.The Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships […]

Enable interception or stop B’berry services: Govt tells telcos

NEW Delhi, February 13 (PTI): Hardening its stance against Blackberry for not providing a solution to intercept Enterprise mail services, the government today said telecom operators will have to stop any such services that cannot be monitored as per the satisfaction of law enforcement agencies. BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion (RIM) has been saying that it […]

‘Amendments to electoral reforms in next 3 to 4 months’

Bangalore, February 13 (PTI): A comprehensive amendment to electoral reforms will be brought about in the next three to four months, Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily said on Sunday.  “A comprehensive amendment is the need of the hour and will be brought about in the next three to four months after a national consultation […]