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  • SC notice to Odisha, Andhra over labourers whose hands were chopped off 27-01-2014 11:57 AM

    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...
  • Goa building collapse: Toll mounts to 21, contractor's bail plea rejected 08-01-2014 11:53 PM

    Panaji: The death toll in Goa building collapse has risen to 21. The under-construction 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 26-12-2013 11:59 PM

    Three contractors were arrested on Thursday on charges of collusion with the Maoists from Madanpura-Kasma road under Salaiya police station area in Bihar's naxal-hit Aurangabad district, a police officer said. Acting on a tip-off, the police intercepted a Bolero jeep and nabbed the three contractors of Power Grid Corporation, while...
  • Private contractor allegedly gets man abducted, tortured with cigarette butts for filing RTI 20-12-2013 08:09 AM

    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...
  • Odisha: Four held for chopping off workers' hands 18-12-2013 05:45 PM

    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...
  • 17-year-old physically challenged rape victim commits suicide 15-11-2013 12:11 PM

    A 17-year-old 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...
  • US Navy Yard shooting: Suspected gunman a military contractor 17-09-2013 10:48 PM

    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 27-08-2013 10:28 AM

    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...
  • America's NSA 'in bed with' Germany and most others: Snowden 08-07-2013 02:08 AM

    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...
  • Ecuador says US has asked it not to give Snowden asylum 30-06-2013 07:02 AM

    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 29-06-2013 08:59 AM

    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...
  • Snowden needs legal guarantees to return to US, says father 29-06-2013 06:52 AM

    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 28-06-2013 06:00 AM

    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 27-06-2013 05:51 AM

    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...
  • SBI enters into partnership with Industrial Bank of Korea 11-05-2013 03:45 AM

    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 14-04-2013 12:28 PM

    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...
  • VVS Laxman retires: who said what 18-08-2012 06:41 PM

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  • Contractor posing as Railway Minister arrested 30-07-2011 11:54 AM

    New Delhi: A railway contractor who used to call up Inspector General of Railway Police Force's (RPF) office, claiming to be railway minister Dinesh Trivedi has been arrested by Crime Branch of Delhi police. "The accused identified as Raja Babu Ojha wanted to get an inspector of RPF transferred to...
  • CWG infrastructure contractors richer by Rs 250 cr 27-03-2011 01:06 PM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister-appointed Shunglu Committee has found that over Rs 250 crore of the tax payers money has been pocketed by various contractors executing the Commonwealth Games projects. The high-level committee has estimated Rs 900 crore as "cost of delay" by certain government departments in implementing infrastructure related...
  • LeT founder slams Pak govt for freeing Davis 17-03-2011 05:45 PM

    Lahore: JuD chief and LeT founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed has criticised Pakistan government for its "cruel act" of freeing suspected CIA contractor Raymond Davis following a "blood money" deal with families of the two men he killed here, while the country's religious parties have said they will organise protests on...
  • Pakistan court acquits Davis of double murder 16-03-2011 05:33 PM

    Lahore: A CIA contractor indicted earlier in the day on two murder charges in Pakistan was acquitted and released on Wednesday after a deal to pay "blood money" to the victims' families was reached, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah told Reuters. The deal ends a long-simmering diplomatic standoff between Pakistan...
  • Afghans guarding US bases linked to Taliban 08-10-2010 05:52 PM

    Kabul: Some Afghan security companies guarding US bases had links to the Taliban, a Senate investigation has found. The inquiry says such firms were a direct threat to the safety of US troops. It warned that many of the firms were controlled by warlords and the money paid as fees...
  • Nitish okays Bihar's private armies 01-05-2007 09:11 AM

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