Companies

  • Awareness campaign held to mark 'World Rabies Day' in Jamshedpur 2 days ago

    Jamshedpur: Jamshedpur Utility and Services Company (JUSCO) and Association for Prevention and Control of Rabies in India (APCRI) launched an awareness campaign to mark the 'World Rabies Day' on Sunday. Over 200 students and teachers from Jusco Shool, along with officials of JUSCO and APCRI. Have taken part in the...
  • British Raj did more harm than good in Indian subcontinent: Debate in UK Supreme Court September 21, 2014

    London: The British Raj did more harm than good in the Indian subcontinent, this was the conclusion of a historic debate that put the mighty empire on a mock trial at the Supreme Court here. The IndoBritish Heritage Trust organised the debate as the inaugural event to mark the 400th...
  • Government mulls closing some lossmaking state firms, Air India, ONGC, BSNL on the list September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Government officials will meet on Tuesday to discuss proposals to shut down some lossmaking stateowned companies, risking a conflict with powerful trade unions. After two decades of halting privatisations, the Central government still owns about 260 firms and thousands more at the state level, involved in activities ranging from...
  • Saradha scam: SFIO completes probe, says 14 firms were running 'ponzi schemes' September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Serious Fraud Investigation Office of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on Monday completed its probe into the multicrore Saradha scam and said 14 firms were running 'ponzi schemes'. Investigations have revealed that primary source of payments to subscribers was collections made from newly enrolled members rather than...
  • Islamic State's Twitter silence raises questions September 13, 2014

    Washington: Islamic State's Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group's violent acts and world view on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in past days. Several accounts affiliated with the militant group appear to have gone dormant, according to US government sources, raising questions about whether the government has...
  • No illegality in quashing FIR in lesser offences if parties reach compromise: SC September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no illegality in quashing proceedings in matrimonial and civil property disputes if the parties have reached a compromise and there are no chances of conviction but the same would not apply in serious offences like rape, murder and robbery, the Supreme Court has said. "We are...
  • Telangana: Heavy rainfall affects coal mining September 7, 2014

    Karimnagar: Coal mining in the open cast mines of the Ramagundam region here was hit due to heavy rain, a senior official said on Sunday. Ramagundam region has four open cast coal mines, which produce around 52,000 tonnes of coal a day. Heavy downpour since yesterday did not allow miners to...
  • Snapshot: Vivek Oberoi bids adieu to Lord Ganesha, celebrates 37th birthday September 3, 2014

    Birthday boy Vivek Oberoi might have started his career as a rugged goon in Ram Gopal Varma's 'Company', but it was his role in 'Saathiya' that has remained with the audiences. The actor, who turns 37 today, was last seen as the supervillain the Hrithik Roshanstarrer 'Krrish 3'.Happily married and...
  • Assam CM Tarun Gogoi orders probe into gas pipeline blast September 2, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday instituted an inquiry into the blast in the pipeline of Assam Gas Company Limited in Sivasagar that killed four persons and injured several others. The chief minister in a statement said that the inquiry would help ascertain reasons for the explosion and find...
  • Forbes names TCS among world's most innovative companies August 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Forbes has named Tata Consultancy Services as "one of the World's Most Innovative Companies", and positioned it 57th as the highestranking global IT services provider on this year's top100 list, a statement said on Wednesday. The World's Most Innovative Companies List is developed annually by Forbes Magazine, recognising corporate excellence...
  • Chennai turns 375 this week; a look at the history behind Madras Day August 19, 2014

    Chennai: The first modern city of India, Chennai, will celebrate its 375th birth anniversary of August 22. The southern city has already begun celebrating Madras Week from Sunday by dedicating seven days to the history, culture and traditions of the city. Chennai, then Madras was born when a small piece of...
  • Chennai to celebrate Madras Week on its 375th birthday, starting today August 19, 2014

    Chennai: The first city of modern India, Chennai, will celebrate its 375th birthday this week beginning from Sunday. The southern city will celebrate Madras Week by dedicating seven days to the history, culture and traditions of the city. Chennai, then Madras was founded on August 22, 1639 when a strip of...
  • Experimental Ebola vaccine by US company to be made available in market August 13, 2014

    As the Ebola crisis continues to ravage west africa, a US company is working to make its experimental vaccine available in the market. Newlink genetics in Iowa has signed a million dollar contract with the US department of defense. This experimental drug has proven 100 per cent effective in animal...
  • Amendments to Companies Act may not be necessary: Nirmala Sitharaman August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Emphasising that good progress has been made in addressing concerns about new companies law, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said amendments to the Act might not even be necessary if stakeholders feel relieved with changes being made in the rules. Sitharaman, who is the Minister of State for Corporate...
  • Skill development: Rajasthan signs MoUs with 18 firms to train over 36000 youths August 8, 2014

    Rajasthan government on Thursday signed MoUs with 18 companies for providing training to youths under a project of the Centre and state government. The MoUs were signed by Rajasthan State Livelihood Development Corporation MD Gaurav Goyal and representatives of the 18 companies in the presence of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for...
  • Gas explosions kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan August 1, 2014

    Kaohsiung: At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's secondlargest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said on Friday. The series of explosions about midnight Thursday and early Friday struck a district...
  • Average CEO salary at top Sensex firms near Rs 10 crore July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The average CEO pay at India's top listed companies has risen to Rs 10 crore a year, but still remains less than onetenth of over Rs 100 crore median remuneration paid to their peers in the US. The top executives of the country's biggest blue chip companies, forming...
  • Dumper set on fire by Maoists after private company fails to pay extortion July 23, 2014

    Ultras of a Maoist splinter group set fire to a dumper at Patratu in Ramgarh district, the police said in Ramgarh. Superintendent of Police Ranjit Kumar Prasad said the extremists of the Jharkhand Jan Sangharsh Mukti Morcha set ablaze the dumper on Tuesday night. They had demanded extortion from a private company...
  • Aadhar Housing Finance forays into Rajasthan, opens branches in 7 cities July 17, 2014

    Aadhar Housing Finance Limited, a segmentfocused housing finance company, said it has entered Rajasthan with the simultaneous launch of branches at seven cities in the state. The branches were opened in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Kota, Alwar, Bikaner and Bhilwada. The company provides housing finance to lower income consumer segments both...
  • French companies evince keen interest in bullet train project July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after the Centre announced plans to introduce a bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad and to allow foreign direct investment into the railways sector, a number of French companies have come forward to participate in the project. The government had unveiled these plans in the Railway Budget, 201415...
  • RBI restores overseas investment limit July 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday restored the overseas investment limit of Indian companies to 400 percent of the firm's net worth after the rupee rebounded from last year's record low levels against the dollar. Last August, the RBI cut the overseas investment limit for companies to 100...
  • Truck carrying goods worth Rs 3 lakh looted June 30, 2014

    A group of unidentified persons bound a driver and cleaner of a truck and looted the vehicle, which was carrying goods worth Rs 3 lakh, police said on Monday. The incident took place last night, near a gas agency in Chandpur police station area. The truck carrying soaps and detergents of...
  • Afghanistan woos India Inc; to give preference to Indian companies June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Keen on attracting greater funds from India Inc in rebuilding the warravaged nation, Afghanistan will accord preferential treatment to Indian investors, a top official said on Tuesday. "Afghanistan has been a recipient of assistance for capacity building, infrastructure, community based business projects and humanitarian assistance from India. We intend to...
  • Web hosting company GoDaddy files for IPO June 10, 2014

    New York: Web hosting company GoDaddy is filing for an initial public offering. The company known for its racy Super Bowl commercials says it has 12 million customers and is the largest provider of website domain names. GoDaddy also said on Monday that company founder and former CEO Bob Parsons is...
  • MP Power signs agreement with KRBL for supply of 15 MW power June 4, 2014

    An agreement was inked in Bhopal between MP Power Management Company and M/s KRBL for supplying 15 MW of power to the state. Stating this, an official release said here on Wednesday that the Power Purchase Agreement was signed in the presence of the company Managing Director, Manu Shrivastava and General...
  • Tata Steel bags best Indian steel company award May 29, 2014

    Tata Steel has bagged the award for the best Indian steel company by USbased research firm Dun amp;amp; Bradstreet (Damp;amp;B). The award was given by Damp;amp;B post inclusion of Tata Steel in their publication 'India's Top 500 Companies 2014' and on the basis of excelling on various business and social parameters,...
  • RAW wants background check of telcos setting up ILD facility May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Security agency Research and Analysis Wing has asked the Department of Telecom to make background verification of telecom companies mandatory even before granting them provisional permission for starting international long distance communication services. "R&AW has requested that security clearances from the national security agencies viz, R&AW and IB for...
  • BJP to protest against power cuts in Kanpur May 21, 2014

    Taking note of the power cuts that are adding to the woes of Kanpur residents, BJP has threatened to protest if the situation does not improve. BJP Kanpur President Surendra Maithani has sent a warning to the MD of Kanpur Electricity Supply Company Ltd (KESCO) saying if the situation fails to...
  • SC asks Andhra HC to decide on RanbaxySun Pharma merger May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Andhra Pradesh High Court, which had passed an interim order staying the $4 billion merger of Ranbaxy with Sun Pharma, to decide the issue within two days. Hearing appeals filed by Sun Pharmaceutical, Ranbaxy Laboratories and Daiichi Sankyo Company against HC interim...