Corporate

  • Billionaire corporate leaders lag behind politicians in assets 10-04-2014 12:41 PM

    Lok Sabha candidates with corporate background, such as Nandan Nilekani and Meera Sanyal, may rank much above their political rivals on wealth charts, but many others from India Inc who are contesting polls lag behind 'netas' in accumulating assets. Nilekani, former chief of Infosys, figures among the richest in fray...
  • Modi wave creation of corporate media, says Manik Sarkar 07-04-2014 02:41 PM

    Tripura Chief Minister and CPM politburo member Manik Sarkar on Monday said the 'Modi wave' was a creation of the corporate media and in reality there is no such wave in the country. "In reality there is no wave like Modi wave in the country. It is actually the creation...
  • ABVP opposes liquor godown near school 01-04-2014 11:59 PM

    The ABVP on Tuesday strongly opposed the East Singhbhum district administration's proposal to open a liquor godown in the premises of Krishi Bazar Samity in Parsudih and demanded abrogation of an agreement signed with the Jharkhand State Beverage Corporation in this regard. Amitabh Senapati, National Executive Committee member of Akhil...
  • Congress has been handling corruption, media not fare to us: Sibal 23-03-2014 11:41 PM

    New Delhi: Union Minister Kapil Sibal on Sunday lambasted at the media for not being fair to the Congress saying that it's the Congress which has been handling corruption in India. "The media has not been fair, because they have not been putting our point of view to the people...
  • TN: CISF personnel kills Neyveli worker, tension grips township 18-03-2014 09:56 AM

    Tension gripped the Neyveli township in Tamil Nadu on Monday after a CISF constable open fired killing a contract worker of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation. According to the police, the victim, 36-year-old Raja, wanted to enter a mine without a valid pass. An altercation broke out with the CISF constable...
  • One killed in CISF firing at Tamil Nadu plant 17-03-2014 06:40 PM

    Chennai: A contract worker was killed on Monday when a CISF personnel opened fired following an argument with a group of workers at the Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) plant in Tamil Nadu, an official said. "As per available information, a group of people led by contract worker Raja tried to...
  • BMC under scanner as Opposition alleges Shiv Sena misusing funds 14-03-2014 08:46 PM

    Mumbai: Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is under scanner with the Opposition alleging that the Shiv Sena leaders are misusing corporation funds to fight elections. Sena candidate from Mumbai South Central Rahul Shewale, who has replaced veteran leader Manohar Joshi, is already at an advantage as...
  • Mumbai: 7-storey building collapses in Vakola, seven dead 14-03-2014 12:35 PM

    Mumbai: Seven people died while six others were injured as a seven-storey building collapsed in Vakola area of Mumbai on Friday morning. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said the building was unoccupied but it was located next to a slum area which caused the casualties. Both fire brigade and NDRF are...
  • BMC under scrutiny, Shiv Sena accused of misusing funds for polls 14-03-2014 09:22 AM

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation in Maharashtra is under scrutiny ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. The Opposition is alleging that Shiv Sena leaders are misusing corporation funds to fight elections. Forty-year-old Rahul Shewale is Shiv Sena's Lok Sabha candidate from Mumbai South Central, having replaced veteran leader Manohar Joshi....
  • AAP won't accept donations from Goa mining firms 12-03-2014 07:06 PM

    Donations and contributions from private mining companies are taboo for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Goa, a party leader said on Wednesday. The party, which will contest both Lok Sabha seats in Goa, unveiled its two candidates on Wednesday. Dattaram Desai will contest from the North Goa seat, while...
  • Eye on elections? BMC passes projects worth Rs 1,800 in 2 days 27-02-2014 08:10 AM

    Mumbai: With an eye on the Lok Sabha elections, the Shiv Sena-BJP led Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has passed 45 projects worth Rs 1800 without any deliberation in just two days. This includes major infrastructure projects like road proposals worth Rs 800 crore, storm water drain proposals worth Rs 150...
  • Vasundhara Raje flags off 10 night-shelter buses for pavement dwellers 25-02-2014 03:52 PM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday flagged off ten 'rain basera' buses with a view to provide night shelter to pavement dwellers. The buses will be stationed at public spots such as railway stations, bus stands and hospitals, Raje said in Jaipur. The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation has...
  • MP witnesses 620 % increase in tourists in 7 years 23-02-2014 06:51 PM

    Madhya Pradesh has witnessed a record 620 per cent increase in number of tourists from India and abroad in the last seven years. In 2005-06, only 74,14,375 tourists from India and abroad visited the state, while in 2012-13, a record 5,34,13,039 came to MP, State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) General...
  • Bhagoria fest, tribal 'Valentine's Day', to start from Mar 10 16-02-2014 10:20 PM

    The Bhagoria festival, which could be said to be an extended Valentine's Day for the young tribal girls and boys, would begin from March 10 across Jhabua, Dhar, Khargone and Barwani districts of Madhya Pradesh. It would last till Holi, on March 16. This is the time when a tribal...
  • 15 IAS officers transferred in yet another reshuffle in Rajasthan 09-02-2014 05:15 PM

    Rajasthan government has transferred fifteen IAS officers in the state including the Bikaner Divisional Commissioner and CEO of Jaipur Municipal Corporation. The new commissioner of Bikaner division is now Subir Kumar who was the State Mission Director for Livelihood projects, an order released on Saturday by the Department of Personnel...
  • Watch: Mumbai in a new light 08-02-2014 05:41 PM

    Electrical and lighting equipment firm, Philips in partnership with Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) to light up the Mumbai's iconic monument, the Gateway of India. The Maharashtra government and Philips are also inviting suggestions on its new site 'Mumbai in a new light' with a tagline 'Let's make Mumbai better'....
  • Maharashtra government transfers 20 senior administrative officers 07-02-2014 11:41 PM

    Mumbai: In a bureaucratic reshuffle, the Maharashtra government on Friday transferred 20 senior administrative officers, sources said. Prominent among them are Manisha Mhaiskar, who was earlier in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). She has been transferred as secretary of the medical education and drugs department and additional charge of the...
  • MP government to light up Naxal-hit villages with solar energy 07-02-2014 10:18 AM

    Madhya Pradesh government has approved an ambitious plan to provide electricity in 44 Naxal-hit villages of the state with the help of solar energy. Under the plan, 44 Naxal-affected villages of Balaghat, Shahdol, Umaria, Sidhi and Singrauli districts will be electrified by solar energy with an investment of Rs 37.62...
  • HC cancels notification to bring 29 villages under Indore 04-02-2014 12:05 AM

    Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday cancelled the state government's notification seeking to bring29 villages in the district under the limits of Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC). A bench of Justice Shantanu Kemkar and Justice Moolchand Garg cancelled the notification published in the State Gazette on February 5, 2013, after hearing...
  • Residents delighted over Dilshad Garden-Ghaziabad Metro line extension 03-02-2014 06:53 PM

    The residents of Ghaziabad, in Uttar Pradesh, are upbeat after the Delhi government cleared the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) extension from Dilshad Garden Metro station to New Bus Stand here. A delegation of Raj Nagar Residents Welfare Association (RWA) expressed gratitude to Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) vice chairman Santosh...
  • Cabinet approves second phase of Bangalore Metro project 30-01-2014 09:05 PM

    New Delhi: In good news for residents of Bangalore, the Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its go-ahead to construction of the second phase of Bangalore Metro to help improve public transport in the capital city of Karnataka. The project involves laying of about 72 km long Metro network at an...
  • Rajasthan to have world's largest 4,000 MW ultra mega solar power project 29-01-2014 08:10 PM

    Three central ministries on Wednesday joined hands to launch the world's largest 4,000 MW ultra mega solar power project in Rajasthan, a statement said. Six public sector undertakings (PSUs) of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and the Ministry of Power...
  • Arjun Rampal's restaurant in legal trouble 26-01-2014 01:20 PM

    New Delhi: A restaurant run by Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal in a starred hotel faces closure as he has defaulted on payment of rent and owes dues to the tune of about Rs two crore. Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), which runs Hotel Samrat in posh Chanakyapuri area, has served...
  • Raman Singh promises to resolve investors' grievances 22-01-2014 08:58 PM

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has assured investors and entrepreneurs to address their grievances, including problems in approval for electricity, water, land and environment clearance. Singh also advised the industrialists to maintain a good communication with villagers of the areas where they are investing as part of Corporate Social Responsibility...
  • Confident of revenue growth: Indian CEOs at World Economic Forum 22-01-2014 12:20 PM

    Nearly half of the Indian CEOs surveyed are "very confident" about revenue gains for their companies in the next 12 months, even as they cited availability of skilled talent and corruption as major business threats, as per a PwC study. According to PwC's 17th Annual Global CEO survey, released by...
  • Haryana orders CBI probe into Rs 8 cr contract awarded by Khemka 18-01-2014 11:27 AM

    Chandigarh: The Haryana government has ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into a Rs 8 crore contract awarded by IAS officer Ashok Khemka to a firm in Gujarat when he was the Managing Director of the State Warehouse Corporation in 2009. Ashok Khemka has earlier exposed...
  • Poisoning of monkeys: Suspect surrenders 17-01-2014 06:47 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A 40-year old man, accused in the case of killing of wild monkeys by feeding them poisonous food in a village, has surrendered before a local court. Premkumar, a contractual employee in the state Forest Development Corporation, had been absconding for the last few days after the police and...
  • 4 men allegedly try to strangulate SDO of UPPCL for anti power-theft campaign 17-01-2014 01:48 PM

    Four persons allegedly tried to strangulate a Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) for running anti power-theft campaign. An FIR has been registered against the four accused in this regard. The FIR was lodged against Shakil Mohammad and three others, who allegedly tried to strangulate SDO...
  • 10 per cent IOC stake to be sold to ONGC, OIL 17-01-2014 08:10 AM

    New Delhi: In the first disinvestment through block deal this fiscal, a ministerial panel on Thursday approved selling 10 per cent government stake in Indian Oil Corp (IOC) to ONGC and OIL to rake in Rs 4,800-5,000 crore. With Oil Ministry continuing to be opposed to selling IOC shares on...
  • Over Rs 300 crore property tax due to EDMC from government bodies 16-01-2014 01:31 PM

    New Delhi: Property tax worth over Rs 300 crore is due from various government entities to the East Delhi Municipal Corporation, which has asked its department to come hard on defaulters, a senior official of the civic body said on Thursday. "Property tax worth Rs 309 crore is due from...