Demand

  • Delhi eyes onions from Pakistan, Afghanistan to meet festive demand 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India is turning to Pakistan and Afghanistan to ensure that there is no shortage of onions in the national capital during the upcoming festival season. National Agriculture and Marketing Federation (NAFED) will import onions from the two countries in a bid to avert an onion shortfall in Delhi as...
  • UK Deputy PM meets Arun Jaitley, discusses retro tax issue August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Monday met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and discussed various matters of mutual interest, including the retrospective tax amendment issue. Jaitley, according to sources, explained the government's position on the retrospective tax amendments with reference to the tax cases of Vodafone and Cairn...
  • Hamas says Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war August 17, 2014

    Cairo: Offers made to the Palestinian delegation in Cairo do not meet the aspirations of the people, said Hamas's head of foreign affairs, Osama Hamdan, raising doubts about the chances of reaching a truce with Israel in the Cairobrokered talks. Hamdan said on his official Facebook page on Saturday: "Israel must...
  • Tata Steel sees pickup in European steel demand August 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Tata Steel Ltd looked to reviving European demand and infrastructure investment by the Indian government to boost sales in coming quarters after posting higher sales but a drop in net profit for AprilJune on Wednesday. Net sales rose 11 percent to 361.43 billion rupees in the quarter to endJune, helped...
  • Man files FIR against soninlaw alleging daughter's murder over dowry August 7, 2014

    A 28yearold woman was allegedly killed by her husband for dowry in Kotwali area Hardoi, police said on Thursday. The victim identified as Sarita was attacked with a hammer by her husband Ramendra Verma in Koyalbagh locality on Wednesday. Sarita's family members have lodged an FIR against seven persons, including Ramendra, in...
  • Power demand in Delhi touches alltime high of 5,925 mega watts July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The power demand in the national capital on Tuesday touched an alltime high of 5,925 mega watts even as areas across the city faced electricity cuts for upto four hours. The previous highest power consumption in the city was recorded on July 11 when it had gone upto 5810...
  • BJP's minority wing protests against Akhilesh Yadav government June 26, 2014

    BJP's minority wing on Thursday staged a demonstration in front of Uttar Pradesh Assembly, accusing the Akhilesh Yadav government of making false promises to Muslims. The demonstration, led by state president of BJP Alpsankhyak Morcha Rumana Siddiqui and senior BJP leader Shiv Pratap Shukla, alleged that the state government has failed...
  • Delhi's power demand touches season's highest of 5,528 MW June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Power demand in the city recorded the season's highest of 5,528 MW, with the BSES discoms saying they are making allout efforts to provide better electricity supply to consumers. This year, the peak power demand is expected to reach 6,000 MW, surpassing the alltime high of 5,653 MW, reached...
  • Woman beaten to death allegedly by husband, brotherinlaw over dowry April 26, 2014

    A woman was beaten to death allegedly by her husband and brotherinlaw after she failed to fulfill their dowry demand of Rs 2 lakh. The victim Fatma was married to Azmat Ali 12 years back and the couple had two children. She was beaten to death on Friday at her marital...
  • Nitish holds 'Satyagraha', calls special status a prestige issue March 2, 2014

    Seeking to make political capital out of the special status demand for Bihar ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday held a five-hour-long 'Satyagraha' and urged the people to fight to their last as it was an issue of dignity and prestige. "We have been discriminated by...
  • Jat leaders thank Rahul Gandhi for backing reservation demand December 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Hundreds of members of the Jat community led by Harayana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday met Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to thank him after the Cabinet asked the backward classes commission to expeditiously take a call on providing reservation to the community in Central government...
  • China to overtake India as No.1 gold consumer November 14, 2013

    Singapore: China is this year set to usurp India as the world's biggest gold consumer by a convincing margin as strict import rules introduced by New Delhi bite, forecasts from the World Gold Council showed on Thursday. The industry body cut its outlook for Indian demand in 2013 to around 900...
  • Aussies poke fun at England's dietary demands November 8, 2013

    Sydney: Australia's newspapers on Friday teased the England team over their "fussy" dietary demands for their players during the Ashes tour of Australia. Both the Fairfax and News Ltd press highlighted the English and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) 82page list of dietary demands, setting out almost 200 items and rules...
  • Veerappa Moily to unveil mega fuel conservation campaign today September 24, 2013

    Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily will on Tuesday unveil a mega fuel conservation campaign aimed at cutting oil demand so as help the nation save up to USD 20 billion in foreign exchange. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had asked Moily to prepare a plan to cut oil import bill by at...
  • Political leaders demand strong action against Asaram Bapu August 27, 2013

    Political leaders Tuesday demanded strong action against spiritual guru Asaram Bapu who has been accused of molesting a minor girl in Rajasthan. Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati demanded that strong action should be taken against Asaram Bapu. "The Rajasthan government should not allow such people to go scot free," she told...
  • Lawyers to lay siege to Taj Mahal today demanding new HC bench in Agra August 26, 2013

    Lawyers demanding a bench of the Allahabad High Court in Agra will hold a protest march and lay siege to the Taj Mahal on Monday, an organiser said, adding that tourists inconvenienced by the stir would be presented roses and explained the reasons. After the daylong siege, the lawyers from Mathura,...
  • GJM says agitation not a bandh, MLAs not to attend Assembly August 23, 2013

    Darjeeling: The indefinite agitation by GJM in Darjeeling demanding Gorkhaland continued for the third day on Friday even as the party claimed it should not be construed as a bandh but an expression of free will. It also announced its three MLAs will boycott the West Bengal Assembly in protest against...
  • Gold slips from eightmonth high on sluggish demand August 19, 2013

    Gold prices slipped from eightmonth high by losing Rs 165 to Rs 31,360 per ten grams on Monday in the national capital on sluggish demand at prevailing higher levels amid a weak global trend. Silver also declined by Rs 75 to Rs 50,610 per kg on lack of buying support after...
  • JK govt employees call for state strike on Aug 23 August 18, 2013

    Jammu and Kashmir government employees on Saturday announced to hold a statewide strike on August 23 in support of their demands, including raising retirement age from 58 to 60 years. "We have decided to organise massive protests on August 22 at all the district headquarters of the state and complete strike...
  • Arunachal Pradesh to deal strongly with extortion demands August 16, 2013

    The Arunachal Pradesh government has taken a serious view of the practice of forceful donations and contributions from government officials, contractors and businessmen by various organisations and decided to deal strongly with such illegal activities as per existing law. Citing receipt of several complaints from government officials against these organizations alleging...
  • Delhi gets notice on BCCI's plea against entertainment tax demand August 6, 2013

    The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to the city government on a plea of BCCI challenging its demand for payment of entertainment tax on the money received so far from the sponsors for the IPL and T20 matches held in Delhi since 2008. A division bench of Acting Chief...
  • India may have 50 states if all demands of new states conceded August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: India may have at least 50 states in future if demands for new states are to be conceded as the Home Ministry has received representations for creation of more than 20 states. The demands for separate states have come from across the country for Kukiland in Manipur to...
  • Sikkim Chief Minister supports demand for Gorkhaland June 9, 2013

    Darjeeling: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Saturday said he supports the demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland. "We completely support the Gorkhaland demand. However, it is up to the Centre to decide whether it would accept the demand," Chamling told reporters in Siliguri, where he innaugurated a threeday...
  • Nine firms shortlisted for Coal India restructuring May 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid 17 major players evincing interest in restructuring world's largest coal miner CIL (Coal India Limited), the government has shortlisted nine firms for the task. "The Coal Ministry has shortlisted nine firms out of 17 applications it received with regard to the appointment of advisors for restructuring of...
  • 5 Telangana Cong MPs launch protest outside Parliament April 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Five Congress MPs from Telangana on Monday launched a 48hour protest outside Parliament to press for their separate statehood demand. The move caused a major embarrassment to the Congress as the party is in power in Andhra Pradesh. The MPs, clad in white kurta pyjamas, carried placards which read...
  • They demanded a Scorpio, Rs 25 lakhs: ExOdisha Minister's daughterinlaw March 30, 2013

    Former Odisha Minister Raghunath Mohanty's daughterinlaw said that her husband's family subjected her to dowry torture, demanded a Scorpio car and Rs 25 lakhs in cash. ...
  • Opinion: why the demand for a separate Telangana is justified February 4, 2013

    Hyderabad: Subregional assertions for autonomy and statehood in India are always viewed with suspicion. Even academics see them as parochial movements with potential threats to national integration. Such approach prevents us from studying the statehood movements in all its dimensions. This treatise looks at the nature and the socioeconomic context...
  • Apple cutting orders for iPhone 5 parts : Report January 15, 2013

    New York: Apple shares fell in premarket trading Monday after The Wall Street Journal reported that the company has cut its orders for iPhone 5 components due to weakerthanexpected demand. The newspaper said that two people it did not identify by name told it that Apple's first quarter orders for iPhone...
  • Apple cuts LCD panel orders for iPhone 5 on weak demand: Report January 14, 2013

    Bangalore: Apple Inc has almost halved its order with suppliers of LCD panels for the iPhone 5 in the current quarter due to weak demand, the Nikkei reported on Monday. Apple has asked suppliers Japan Display Inc, Sharp Corp and South Korean company LG Display Co Ltd, to cut supply, down...
  • Govt considering steps to contain gold imports: Chidambaram January 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Concerned over rising gold import and widening current account deficit (CAD), Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said the government is considering steps to make import of the precious metal more expensive. "Demand for gold must be moderated...We may be left with no choice but to make it...