Corporate

  • 'Waste Free Jodhpur' project faces criticism as volunteers allege non-payment of dues Yesterday

    Days after its launch by actor Aamir Khan, the city's ambitious "Freedom from Waste" project has landed into a controversy with volunteers roped in by the Jodhpur Municipal Corporation (JMC) alleging exploitation and non-payment of dues. A joint initiative by administration and JMC, the drive had set 18-month target to free...
  • LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan inaugurates a Rs 80 lakh cruise boat in Indore 3 days ago

    Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan inaugurated the 'Malwa Queen', a cruise boat, in the Pipliya Pala pond situated in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Regional Park in Indore on Sunday. Built at a cost of Rs 80 lakh, the boat was launched by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (MPTDC). On the...
  • UP faces power outages after two electricity generating units trip August 11, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh is facing power outages as two electricity generating units tripped on Sunday, officials said on Monday. The state is facing severe crisis, the gravest in the last few years, as generation from state-owned units has gone down, officials said. There is a wide gap of almost 2,000 MW between the...
  • Government official arrested for taking Rs 15 lakh bribe August 11, 2014

    An Executive Engineer posted at Jaipur Municipal Corporation was on Sunday arrested by sleuths of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 15 lakh, an official spokesman said. The accused, Purushottam Jeswani, received the bribe of Rs 15 lakh from contractors for issuing work orders in his division-IInd...
  • Bihar government lifts ban on sale of 5 kg LPG cylinders August 9, 2014

    The Bihar government on Friday lifted the ban on sale of 5 kg LPG cylinder, which it had imposed following evidence of their use in the serial blasts at Bodh Gaya in July last year. A release by Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Shyam Rajak said he accepted the plea...
  • Is it the time to overhaul railway catering? August 5, 2014

    The administration has clamped down on IRCTC after cockroaches were found on on board food items. The IRCTC has been fined Rs 1 lakh and we at CNN-IBN asked Is it the time to overhaul railway catering? ...
  • World's top billionaires advocate 3-day working week, HR experts say India not ready August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: World's top billionaire business leaders like Carlos Slim and Richard Branson may be advocating for 3-day working week to boost employee productivity, but HR experts believe India is not ready for such a model. Mexican billionaire Slim, the second richest in the world, and British businessman Branson are...
  • No plan to privatise Rajasthan roadways: PWD Minister August 2, 2014

    Rajasthan government sought to allay apprehension of Opposition on introduction of private bus operations on national highways, saying State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) will not be privatised nor there would be any retrenchment of employees in future. "Existing 21,500 employees should rest assured that their services will be well protected," PWD...
  • IOC to set up two new plants in Uttarakhand August 1, 2014

    To streamline supply of LPG in Uttarakhand, the Indian Oil Corporation will set up two new plants in the state besides doubling the capacity of its plants in Haridwar and Haldwani. The Corporation will double the current capacity of its Haldwani and Haridwar plants from 5,000 tonnes to 10000 tonnes and...
  • Parliament struck by monkey, dog menace, Centre assures action July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliament seems to be struck by monkey and dog menace. In a written reply to Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu assured the House that various efforts are being made to tackle monkey and dog menace inside and around Parliament House. Replying to Rajya Sabha MP...
  • Those doing good work should be honoured: Akhilesh Yadav July 31, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said people doing good work should be honoured and given an identity. "Those doing good work amongst us needed to be given an identity and honored," the Chief Minister said while releasing a book written by the MD of UP Power Corporation, AP Misra, at...
  • UCIL chairman gets IIT Kharagpur distinguished alumnus award July 29, 2014

    Chairman and Managing Director of public sector unit Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL), Diwakar Acharya, was conferred IIT Kharagpur 'Distinguished Alumni Award' by Bharat Ratna awardee and world famous scientist Dr CNR Rao during the institute's Golden Jubilee Celebrations and 60th convocation. He was awarded this distinction for his outstanding...
  • 'Government believes in empowering business and protecting investors' July 22, 2014

    The Government believed in promoting ethical practices without burdening business with intense regulatory restrictions as "empowering business and protecting investors" was its motto, said NK Bhola, Regional Director (NR and NER), Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Addressing a seminar on "Business Ethics", organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Jamshedpur, on Tuesday,...
  • AP: Hostel sealed, students shifted after caning of visually impaired children July 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: A day after a video surfaced showing three visually impaired students being beaten by their teacher and another unknown person in Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, a two-member team of the Child Rights Commission visited hostel near Hyderabad. The hostel has now been sealed and the students will be moved...
  • Corporal punishment: Will deal with the guilty teacher firmly, says CM July 21, 2014

    The teacher who was caught on camera beating visually challenged children mercilessly in a school in Andhra Pradesh would be dealt with firmly, said Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Naidu. ...
  • AP: Teacher, one other arrested for caning visually challenged children July 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: The teacher of a school for blind, another person, who were seen in a video mercilessly caning visually impaired children have been arrested by the police on Monday. The incident, which took place two days back, came to light on Monday after local TV channels showed a video footage of...
  • AP: Video shows visually impaired children being caned by teacher July 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: In a shocking incident from the town of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, a video has surfaced showing some visually-impaired children being beaten by their school principal and another unknown person. The children can be seen and heard screaming, begging to be spared in the video. While the children plead, the...
  • Poor rainfall, technical glitches worsen UP's power crisis July 16, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh continued to face power outages on Wednesday due to technical glitches in some of the state's power plants, an official said. Major cities like Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency, Ghaziabad and Noida, besides others, had power cuts for a long time. Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) officials...
  • Price of diesel sold to bulk consumers cut by Rs 1.09 per litre July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Price of diesel sold to bulk consumers like Railways and State Transport Corporations on Tuesday was cut by Rs 1.09 per litre in line with falling international rates. However, diesel sold to retail consumers like cars and trucks have not been revised. Official sources said price of bulk diesel sold...
  • Sebi orders demat, bank account freeze in Mega Corporation case July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Market watchdog Sebi has ordered attachment of bank and demat accounts of five individuals to recover dues worth over Rs 1.66 crore in Mega Corporation case. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has to recover Rs 40.95 lakh from Vivekanand Patankar, Rs 40.71 lakh from Deepak Narvekar, Rs...
  • Assembly Speaker faces allegations of building temple on government land July 12, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Assembly Speaker Gauri Shankar Agarwal is again in news, this time for encroachment on a government land. This time the encroachment was done by Guari Shankar Agarwal’s family trust - Chhaganlal Govindram Agarwal Trust. Chhagan Lal Govindram Agarwal is father of the speaker Gaurishankar Agarwal. In year 2012 the...
  • Will this US couple be the first humans to travel to Mars by 2021? July 12, 2014

    If all goes well, a US couple can become the first humans to travel to Mars by as early as 2021. Founders of an Arizona-based private space company called Paragon Space Development Corporation, Taber MacCallum and his wife Jane Poynter are planning a round-trip flyby of the Red planet for...
  • Mumbai rains: Newly-constructed international airport waterlogged July 12, 2014

    Mumbai: The annual monsoon misery has begun in Mumbai. Not just the city roads, waterlogging was seen at Mumbai's newly constructed international airport. Water entered the baggage screening area of the airport on Friday morning. Air India said that had it rained more, passengers' baggage could have been damaged. Water-logging has...
  • Court dismisses plea to quash Raigarh mayor's election July 9, 2014

    A local court has turned down a plea seeking to quash the 2009 election of Raigarh Municipal Corporation (RMC) Mayor Mahendra Chauhatha. Raigarh District and Sessions Judge Anil Kumar Shukla on Tuesday rejected the petition filed by an independent candidate in the RMC election, Sevan Ram Chauhan, citing it as baseless...
  • Maintain city's heritage at all cost during metro work: Vasundhara Raje July 8, 2014

    Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday directed the Jaipur Metro to maintain the heritage of the city at all cost and said any historical artefacts found during the digging should be kept at the museum in Jaipur. After hours of review of Jaipur Metro Corporation's ongoing project, Raje on Monday said this as...
  • CJ Mushtaq fights garbage woes in Srinagar July 6, 2014

    Mushtaq Khan, a resident of Srinagar city has turned CJ to highlight the unscientific disposal of municipal waste in his city. This, according to CJ and residents, has led to contamination of natural resources as well as resulted in foul smell engulfing the residential areas in and around Srinagar Municipal...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 6, 2014

    This week, a father's appeal to help find his missing son, a cj demands safe and environmental friendly disposal of municipal garbage in Srinagar, a construction worker picks up CJ mike to demand her rights, your pictures and much more. ...
  • Leader Talk: Rajdeep Sardesai in conversation with Wasim Akram and Hari S Bhartia July 5, 2014

    IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram and Co-chairman and founder of Jubilant group Hari S Bhartia. "Be there when mistakes are made not to blame others," says Bhartia. ...
  • Jodhpur Municipal Corp Clerk, computer operator arrested for allegedly taking bribe July 5, 2014

    A clerk of Jodhpur Municipal Corporation (JMC) along with a computer operator was arrested in Jodhpur on Friday by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) while he was allegedly taking a bribe. The Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and a contractual computer operator were arrested by the ACB. The clerk had allegedly demanded Rs 50,000...
  • Supreme Court directs Bihar State Road Transport Corporation to deposit Rs 4.9 crore July 3, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up Bihar government for not paying the dues of employees of Bihar State Road Transport Corporation (BSRTC) due to its fight with Jharkhand after bifurcation of the state and directed it to deposit Rs. 4.9 crore with its registry. The apex court expressed concern over...