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  • Swedish cosmetics company plans to brighten Moon 20-04-2014 05:23 PM

    A Sweden-based cosmetics companyhas proposed a bizarre new method to eliminate the need forstreetlights - brighten the surface of the Moon. The idea is to use materials already on the Moon tolighten its surface. The goal is to reflect slightly moresunlight onto Earth, making the night sky brighter, accordingto the...
  • Petrol price cut by 70 paise per litre 15-04-2014 06:34 PM

    New Delhi: In a good news for the people, petrol price has been cut by 70 paise per litre. The price changes announced by oil companies are excluding local sales tax or VAT with effect from Tuesday midnight. Earlier, petrol and diesel prices were hiked by 75 paise and 50...
  • Zac Efron to star in the big-screen adaptation of John Grisham's 'The Associate' 03-04-2014 03:34 PM

    Los Angeles: Actor Zac Efron will replace Shia LaBeouf in the big-screen adaptation of crime author John Grisham's 'The Associate'. LaBeouf was to star in the film when it originated at Paramount Pictures in 2009, shortly after the book was released, but he has since dropped out. Efron will play...
  • India's first all-women bank sets up its first branch in Patna 29-03-2014 07:43 PM

    The Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB), India's first all-women bank, on Saturday set up its first branch in Patna. The bank would cater to financial inclusion of women of all segments from Self-Help Groups to lower middle class women to High Networth Individuals with a basket of products to ensure inclusive...
  • Petrol prices to be reduced by over Re 1 26-03-2014 06:27 PM

    Petrol prices are likely to be cut by over one rupee a litre early next week, as appreciation in value of rupee against US dollar and fall in global oil rates has made imports cheaper. However, diesel rates will go up by 50 paisa per litre in line with the...
  • Delhi High Court asks power discoms to co-operate with CAG in audit 24-03-2014 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has asked the three power distribution companies in the national capital to comply with its orders and co-operate with Comptroller and Auditor General in its audit. This comes after the CAG had told the HC earlier this month that the power discoms were not...
  • Facebook in talks to buy drone company Titan Aerospace for $60 mn: Reports 05-03-2014 10:12 AM

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc is in talks to buy drone maker Titan Aerospace for $60 million, according to media reports. The high-flying drones would give Facebook, the world's No.1 Internet social network, the ability to beam wireless Internet access to consumers in undeveloped parts of the world, according to the...
  • Delhi discoms not cooperating with audit: CAG tells High Court 03-03-2014 03:32 PM

    New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General on Monday told the Delhi High Court that the three power distribution companies were not co-operating in auditing. CAG told the HC that the three power discoms were not providing documents for carrying out their audit. It submitted before a bench of Acting...
  • Antony orders CBI probe into bribery charges in HAL deal 02-03-2014 10:48 PM

    New Delhi: A new potential scam has emerged with Defence Minister AK Antony ordering a CBI probe into allegations of bribery into a Rs 10,000 crore deal for supply of aircraft engines to state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) by London-based Rolls Royce company. The deal relates to supply of engines...
  • Another book 'On Hinduism' by Wendy Doniger under attack 01-03-2014 09:59 PM

    New Delhi: Another book on Hinduism by American indologist Wendy Doniger has come under attack from the same Delhi-based group, which had compelled the publishers of an earlier work by her to withdraw the title. Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti (SBAS) on Saturday demanded that the Aleph Book Company stops sales...
  • Railway construction company official abducted 28-02-2014 11:55 PM

    A supervisor of a railway construction company engaged in laying track has been kidnapped by unknown armed men in Naxal-affected Hazaribagh district, police said on Friday. Supervisor Linga Reddy was kidnapped from the construction site situated on the borders of Mufassil and Mandu police stations of the district last night,...
  • Finance firm employees robbed of Rs 4 lakh at gun point 19-02-2014 07:52 AM

    Unidentified men allegedly looted Rs 4.33 lakh from two employees of private finance company near Kalyani More in Bokaro district on Tuesday, police said. Satish Kumar and his colleague Rakesh Dubey, of Tata Finance Company, were returning to their Dhanbad-based office after collecting money from customers in Bokaro when armed...
  • 'The Mysterious Ailment of Rupi Baskey' is a stunning debut 16-02-2014 08:37 AM

    There were two reasons behind picking this book. First is the cover of the book that looked appealing and radiated freshness and second is the publishing house that it came from. It is always good to read debut authors, more so when their writing throws a challenge towards you. Similar...
  • HC erred in bringing Telecos under CAG ambit: SC 11-02-2014 09:40 PM

    New Delhi: Telecom firms on Tuesday submitted before the Supreme Court that the Delhi High Court erred in holding that CAG is empowered to conduct their revenue audits. The companies' counsel argued that the High Court had wrongly assumed that they share revenue with the government and contended that they...
  • Nitish government announces Rs 10 lakh insurance scheme for scribes 10-02-2014 05:29 PM

    In a step towards welfare of journalists, the Nitish Kumar government on Monday announced a mediclaim policy of Rs 10 lakh from February 20 this month. The Bihar State Journalists Insurance scheme, 2014 consists a sum of Rs 5 lakh for personal accidental cases of the scribes and an equal...
  • Jan Lokpal Bill: BJP likens AAP to drama company 08-02-2014 06:44 PM

    Bangalore: BJP on Saturday likened Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to a "drama company" for its stand over passing of Jan Lokpal Bill in the Delhi assembly. "When they (Arvind Kejriwal and others) had not formed the party, they sat with Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj to incorporate their suggestions in...
  • Delhi government condemns hike in power tariff 31-01-2014 09:23 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday condemned the hike in power tariffs from February 1. The Aam Aadmi Party government in one of its poll promises had said there will be a 50 per cent cut in the power tariff, but Delhiites will now be paying more. The Kejriwal...
  • Delhi: Power companies increase surcharge, tariff to go up from Feb 1 31-01-2014 07:39 PM

    New Delhi: Delhiites will have to pay more for electricity from February 1 as power companies on Friday increased the surcharge. BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and North Delhi Power Limited (NDPL) have increased surcharge by 8, 6 and 7 per cent respectively. The move...
  • Government seeks Rs 25,000 crore from CIL for using state property for coal mining 23-01-2014 09:33 AM

    The Jharkhand government has sought Rs 25,000 crore as 'preliminary' amount from Coal India Ltdfor excavating coal in the state without paying any compensation to it, a move that could hit the company hard. "Coal India has acquired land for mining in the state through Coal Bearing Areas Act. It...
  • New software predicts your boss' personality 21-01-2014 08:07 PM

    New York: A new computer software that can predict whether an executive will have narcissistic or psychopathic tendencies has been developed. Researchers from Binghamton University claim to have developed a computerised content-analysis tool that reliably and validly measured narcissistic and sychopathic traits in leaders of Fortune 100 companies. The analysis...
  • Congress appoints Sachin Pilot as its Rajasthan unit chief 13-01-2014 02:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress today appointed Corporate Affairs Minister Sachin Pilot as its Rajasthan unit president. The announcement was made around 3 pm by senior party leader Janardan Dwivedi. He will become the second Congress minister after Jayanthi Natarajan to be relieved of his charges. Natarajan was relieved from the...
  • Delhi power companies will lose licence if they refuse audit: Jung 06-01-2014 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has warned power distribution companies in Delhi to allow audit of their accounts or else their licences would be cancelled. Jung made the statement on Monday while addressing the Delhi Assembly. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has already spoken to CAG about auditing the...
  • Delhi High Court allows CAG to audit accounts of private telcos 06-01-2014 11:25 AM

    New Delhi: In an extremelly significant order, the Delhi High Court on Monday ruled that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) can audit private telecom companies under the relevant provisions of the law just days after the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi moved to have private power companies audited....
  • Future of F1 boss Ecclestone could be settled in court 03-01-2014 02:48 PM

    London: Bernie Ecclestone risks losing his decades-old grip on Formula One motor racing this year, when legal action stemming from the sale of a stake in the sport eight years ago reaches a climax. Ecclestone, 83, is awaiting the outcome of a $100 million damages claim brought by German company...
  • Auditing of Delhi power discoms to begin on Thursday: Kejriwal 01-01-2014 08:04 PM

    New Delhi: Despite opposition from the power distribution companies, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that the auditing of these discoms would commence on Thursday. During a press conference in the evening, Kejriwal informed, "Delhi government will start audit of power companies from tomorrow. This will take place...
  • Delhi discoms meet Power Ministry officials, say audit sub-judice 01-01-2014 04:46 PM

    New Delhi: The power distribution companies in Delhi met Power Ministry officials on Wednesday and expressed their opposition to Arvind Kejriwal government's move to seek an audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). The power distribution companies reiterated that the matter of auditing was sub-judice. "Since, the matter is...
  • Congress follows AAP, Nirupam seeks cut in Maharashtra power tariff 01-01-2014 03:18 PM

    New Delhi: The decision to slash the electricity prices in Delhi by Aam Aadmi Party government has led to a similar call by the ruling Congress in Maharashtra. Just a day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the decision to slash power tariff by half in the city, Congress...
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  • News 360: AAP slashes power tariff, 50 pc cut for up to 400 units 31-12-2013 09:46 PM

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is in a hurry as far as election promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are concerned. After announcing the scheme to supply 20,000 litres of free water to every household with metered connection on Monday, a day later Kejriwal delivered another of his...