CONTRACTORS

  • Phillip Hughes' death hard to digest: Nari Contractor November 27, 2014

    More than five decades after his near-fatal head injury in the Caribbean, former India captain Nari Contractor could not believe Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes lost his life despite wearing a helmet. The left-handed Contractor was stuck on the skull by a Charlie Griffith bouncer in a practice match against Barbados during...
  • Odisha: Bonded labourers exploited, brutally amputated by contractor July 15, 2014

    Sambalpur: Two migrant bonded labourers' hands were chopped off in the Kalahandi district of Odisha, because the duo had refused to work. Dialu Nial, 19 and Nilambar Majhi, 35 were brutally amputated last October when their labour contractor, Parame and five of his associates after keeping them captive for a week...
  • 12yearold boy abducted from Indore rescued in UP; kidnapper arrested June 3, 2014

    A 12yearold boy who was allegedly kidnapped from Indore three days back was on Tuesday rescued from Uttar Pradesh and the kidnapper was nabbed, police said. Sushil, son of a construction contractor Khushaal Rathore, was rescued from UP's Jalaun district, Superintendent of Police (Eastern area), O P Tripathi told PTI. The kidnapper,...
  • SC notice to Odisha, Andhra over labourers whose hands were chopped off January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports on two Odisha labourers whose hands were chopped off by a contractor from Andhra Pradesh in December last year. The top court issued notices to the Odisha and Andhra Pradesh governments over the incident. The hands of the two...
  • Goa building collapse: Toll mounts to 21, contractor's bail plea rejected January 8, 2014

    Panaji: The death toll in Goa building collapse has risen to 21. The underconstruction building in Chawdi area of Canacona collapsed last Saturday. The rescue operations were stalled for two days when the adjacent buildings started tilting. However, they have been resumed now. Meanwhile, the contractor Vishwas Desai 's anticipatory...
  • Three contractors held for collusion with Maoists in Bihar December 26, 2013

    Three contractors were arrested on Thursday on charges of collusion with the Maoists from MadanpuraKasma road under Salaiya police station area in Bihar's naxalhit Aurangabad district, a police officer said. Acting on a tipoff, the police intercepted a Bolero jeep and nabbed the three contractors of Power Grid Corporation, while they...
  • Private contractor allegedly gets man abducted, tortured with cigarette butts for filing RTI December 20, 2013

    A man was abducted and tortured by unidentified persons allegedly at the behest of a private contractor after he filed an RTI application seeking information about the quality of work being carried out by him. "A case was filed against unknown persons and a manhunt launched to nab them," said Shailendra...
  • Odisha: Four held for chopping off workers' hands December 18, 2013

    Four people were arrested on Wednesday in Odisha for allegedly chopping off the hands of two migrant workers in Bolangir district three days ago, police said. The arrested include the main accused, a contractor. Three others have also been detained for questioning in the case, a senior police officer told IANS. The...
  • 17yearold physically challenged rape victim commits suicide November 15, 2013

    A 17yearold physically challenged girl allegedly committed suicide in Loni area after she was raped by a contractor of the factory, where she was working. The girl, who was crippled and had started working in the garment factory in Tronica City only a few days ago, was found hanging in her...
  • US Navy Yard shooting: Suspected gunman a military contractor September 17, 2013

    The police believed that the dead suspected gunman was a 34-year-old military contractor Aaron Alexis. He was armed with two rifles and a handgun. The FBI is searching for a motive. Friends say he was a practicing Buddhist. ...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan distributes cheques to students to buy laptops August 27, 2013

    In a prelude to Assembly elections, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday distributed cheques for the purchase of laptops to students who have scored above 85 per cent in class XII and also handed over loan sanction letters to 90 youths to set up business enterprise. The Chief...
  • America's NSA 'in bed with' Germany and most others: Snowden July 8, 2013

    Berlin: America's National Security Agency works closely with Germany and other Western states on a 'no questions asked'basis, former NSA employee Edward Snowden said in comments that undermine Chancellor Angela Merkel's indignant talk of "Cold War" tactics. "They are in bed with the Germans, just like with most other Western states,"...
  • Ecuador says US has asked it not to give Snowden asylum June 30, 2013

    Quito: Ecuador's President Rafael Correa on Saturday said the United States asked him not to grant asylum for former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden in a "cordial" telephone conversation he held with US Vice President Joe Biden. Correa said he vowed to respect Washington's opinion in evaluating the request....
  • US continues with its diplomatic efforts to get back Snowden June 29, 2013

    Washington: The United States continued with its diplomatic effort to get back Edward Snowden, who is wanted in the country on the charges of espionage and leaking classified documents, with various countries including Russia, a US official has said. "We continue to be in touch via diplomatic and law enforcement channels...
  • Snowden needs legal guarantees to return to US, says father June 29, 2013

    Washington: Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden might voluntarily return to the United States if given assurances of his constitutional rights, his father said in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. Lonnie Snowden was "reasonably confident" his son, who faces espionage charges in the United States for alleged...
  • Russia can provide political asylum to Snowden: official June 28, 2013

    Moscow: The former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has a chance to receive political asylum from Moscow if he requests it, a Russian official said on Thursday. "It can be considered by the president if Snowden files such a request," said Mikhail Fedotov, head of the Russian Presidential Human Rights...
  • Support for Snowden dips, but more Americans still see him as patriot June 27, 2013

    Washington: Americans are still more likely to view Edward Snowden as a "patriot" than a "traitor," but public support for the former US spy agency contractor who leaked details of secret American surveillance programmes has fallen during the past week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. More than onequarter...
  • SBI enters into partnership with Industrial Bank of Korea May 11, 2013

    Mumbai: State Bank of India on Friday said it has entered into a partnership with the Industrial Bank of Korea to help the Korean small businesses doing business here in the country. The agreement will help about 480 Korean small and medium enterprises operating in the country, SBI said in...
  • Sylvester Stallone settles lawsuit with contractor April 14, 2013

    Los Angeles: Hollywood action star Sylvester Stallone has settled his case against contractor Mohamed Hadid, who he sued for USD 1.4 million. The 'Rocky' actor alleged that Hadid did a bad job of renovating his property, describing him as an 'unscrupulous, unlicensed predator' but the case has now been settled out...
  • Former Indian Test cricketer Rusi Framroze Surti dead January 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Former Indian Test cricketer Rusi Framroze Surti died here on Sunday in a local hospital following a brief illness. The Australiabased cricketer, who was on a holiday here, died at the Jaslok hospital where he had been admitted a few days ago following a 'stroke', according to his former...
  • Limited overs cricket has led to results in Tests: Contractor December 4, 2012

    Kolkata: Describing limited overs cricket as mere entertainment, former India skipper Nari Contractor on Tuesday said the shorter formats of the game have led to more results in Test matches. "It's (limited overs format) entertainment. As a matter of fact, 50over cricket and T20 cricket is the cause why today...
  • MNS offensives: Maharashtra govt remains mute spectator December 3, 2012

    Mumbai: Unapologetic, even proud of having slapped a 65yearold, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) corporator Nitin Nikam called the brutal assault on the helpless municipal corporation employee 'justice MNS style'. And it took the police more than 24 hours after the shocking pictures were aired to arrest Nikam. He was later...
  • Never instructed curators for tailormade wickets: Contractor December 3, 2012

    Kolkata: Nari Contractor, who led India to its first cricket Test series win against England over halfacentury ago, disapproved skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's continued insistence on a rank turner from Day 1 of the home matches recently. The 78yearold, whose international career was abruptly cut short by an onfield skull...
  • CAB to felicitate Contractor, Dexter at Eden November 30, 2012

    Kolkata: Nari Contractor and Ted Dexter, the oldest surviving former skippers of Indian and English cricket teams, would be taken around the Eden Gardens in golf carts on December 5 the opening day of the third Test between the two sides, the organisers said on Friday. The duo had...
  • We will support Mamata's notrust motion: Gadkari October 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Unfazed by the Congress attack over the letter row involving him, BJP President Nitin Gadkari said he will quit politics if there is any proof of his business links with Ajay Sancheti in the irrigation scam. He said he had asked the Centre to release funds for the...
  • Will quit politics if links with Sancheti proved: Gadkari October 7, 2012

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has said that he will quit politics if anybody could prove his alleged business links with close aide and party MP Ajay Sancheti, currently in the midst of an irrigation scam in Maharashtra. Speaking to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai, Gadkari said that Sancheti did...
  • Contractorpolitician nexus across India: Whistleblower September 28, 2012

    Chief Engineer Water Resources Vijay Pandhare, who blew the lid off the Maharashtra irrigation scam, has said that the nexus between contractors and politicians exists in all states. In an interview to CNNIBN, he said that while most were aware of the corruption levels within the state governments, most chose to...
  • VVS Laxman retires: who said what August 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Former and current cricketers expressed surprise but were full of praise for VVS Laxman after the middleorder batsman decided to retire from international cricket. Former cricketer Bapu Nadkarni said that, "I thought he would play the series against New Zealand." Why the suspense? He could have done it earlier. Anyway,...
  • Bangalore: Building falls, contractor buried alive July 5, 2012

    Bangalore: A contractor was buried alive under the debris and three children had a miraculous escape when an underconstruction threestoreyed building collapsed at M K Layout in Garudacharpalya 4th Main Road on Wednesday morning. It is suspected that some more persons may have been trapped under the debris. The deceased...