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  • Dry weather in north; heavy rain warning for east, northeast September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Mercury maintained its upward trend in most parts of north India in the absence of rains, even as the weather department warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall in east and northeast regions of the country in the next two days. The Indian Meteorological Department has warned of...
  • Cochin Shipyard to invest Rs 1,200 crore to build dry dock September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Stateowned Cochin Shipyard will be investing Rs 1,200 crore for setting up dry dock facility to build LNG carrier ships, Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Monday said. "The vessels for transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) will be built at a cost of Rs 1,500...
  • Kerala High Court asks state government to make new liquor policy into law August 26, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: In more bad news for liquor lovers in 'God's own country', the Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to make its new liquor policy limiting bar licenses to just 5 star hotels into a law. The state government on Tuesday informed the court about its new liquor...
  • Is the decision of banning alcohol political & not ideological August 22, 2014

    In a move that has sent ripples across Kerala, the state which was once infamous for its love for liquor is soon set to run dry. The state government has bowed down to pressure from within to announce that it will enforce prohibition in a phased manner. ...
  • Does prohibition of alcohol work? August 22, 2014

    In a move that has sent ripples across Kerala, the state which was once infamous for its love for liquor is soon set to run dry. The state government has bowed down to pressure from within to announce that it will enforce prohibition in a phased manner. ...
  • Barring a few places, dry weather engulfs most parts of Rajasthan August 17, 2014

    Weather remained mainly dry in Rajasthan on Saturday, barring a few places. According to the Met department in Jaipur, Mount Abu (Sirohi), Sabla (Dungarpur) and Pratapgarh district each recorded 1 cm of overnight rains till this morning, while Jodhpur received traces of rainfall on Saturday evening. Rains would occur at isolated areas...
  • Showers cool Delhi, nearby areas July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Brief showers on Tuesday cooled the national capital and its adjoining areas after days of humid weather. The afternoon shower brought down the morning temperature of 29.4 degrees Celsius. The Met office had forecast a cloudy day with light rains and thundershowers in some areas. Delhi was lashed by heavy...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium come from behind to beat Algeria 21 June 17, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Belgium opened their World Cup campaign with a 21 comeback win over Algeria on Tuesday, relying on secondhalf goals from two substitutes after a tense start in Group H. Algeria opened the scoring with a penalty in the 25th minute and the surprising lead stood for 45 minutes until...
  • Black money SIT decides to solve tax treaties' secrecy puzzle June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Tasked with the job of recovering illicit wealth stashed away by Indians, the SIT on black money has decided to look into the contentious issue of secrecy clauses in India's tax treaties with Switzerland and other countries. India has signed tax information exchange treaties with many countries, but they...
  • Football World Cup: Belgium head to Brazil on a high after Tunisia victory June 8, 2014

    Brussels: A late Dries Mertens goal gave Belgium a 10 victory over Tunisia in their final World Cup warmup friendly on Saturday, ensuring they go to Brazil on a high note after a match temporarily halted by hail. The home side dominated possession, but for much of the encounter they barely...
  • Inspired Napoli hand Juventus a rare loss in Serie A March 31, 2014

    Turin: Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon's heroics were not enough for Juventus as the Serie A leaders lost 2-0 at an inspired Napoli on Sunday, only their second league defeat of the season. Jose Callejon and substitute Dries Mertens, who had only been on the pitch for two minutes, handed Juventus their first...
  • Air India to acquire 19 new A320s August 13, 2013

    In a bid to face heightened competition from nofrill carriers and replace its old fleet, Air India has started the process of acquiring 19 new Airbus A320s, an aircraft that has been its warhorse for domestic operations for over two decades. The national carrier has sought dryleasing these planes for six...
  • Monsoon tracker: Severe thunderstorm expected in Western Coast, Northeastern states July 5, 2013

    Severe thunderstorm is expected in the Western Coast and North Eastern states. There will be widespread rainfall in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal, Gujarat. ...
  • Monsoon: Widespread rainfall in Uttarakhand, Himachal, Western Coast June 23, 2013

    There is widespread rainfall along the Western Coast including Kerala, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh and in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and parts of Maharashtra. Scattered rain is expected in Bihar, Jharkhand, Sikkim and in parts of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. There are some states which will remain mainly...
  • DRI sends notice to Lalit Modi for evasion of Rs 18 cr duty April 23, 2013

    Mumbai: In a fresh trouble for former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi, DRI has issued a show cause notice to him and two others for evasion of customs duty of Rs 18.32 crore in the import of an aircraft. The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence sources said on Tuesday that the aircraft was...
  • Car import racket worth Rs 50 crore exposed March 23, 2013

    Chennai: The recent CBI raids on DMK leader and M Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin revealed an elaborate smuggling scam amounting to a Rs 50 crore tax evasion. The incident led to a huge controversy with not only the Opposition parties but also the government questioning the raids. While no illegal...
  • CBI raids on Custom and Excise and DRI officials January 12, 2013

    The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Deputy Director of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, a Superintendent of Customs and a representative of a Kolkatabased private firm in an alleged bribery case. The arrested accused persons were produced on Friday before the Special Judge for CBI Cases, Patiala House Courts,...
  • Placenta pills, oxy shots: 2012's worst science abuse December 28, 2012

    London: Pop guru Simon Cowell carries pocketsized inhalable oxygen shots, America's 'Mad Men' actress January Jones favours dried placenta pills, and British soap star Patsy Palmer rubs coffee granules into her skin. Celebrities rarely shy away from public peddling of dubious ideas about health and science, and 2012 was no exception. In...
  • U19 WC, Day 5: SA beat SL by four wickets August 15, 2012

    South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by four wickets on the fifth day of the ICC U19 World Cup. South Africa won the toss and elected to field first. Corne Dry bowled with demonic preicison and demolished Sri Lanka's toporder. He got fine support from his fellow bowlers and Sri Lanka...
  • Another IPS officer attacked in MP March 9, 2012

    Bhind: A young IPS officer was attacked allegedly by liquor barons, including supporters of former BJP MLA Narendra Singh, in Bhind district when he tried to check illegal sale of liquor on the day when another promising officer was crushed to death allegedly by the mining mafia. The alleged incident occurred...
  • Bangalore: Rejuvenated lake now dry for 4 years December 15, 2011

    BANGALORE: The lake development work at Allalasandra,near Yelahanka, is stopped. The reason: delay in posting security guards. The lake remains dry even today. The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), in 2009, allotted over Rs 6 crore to rejuvenate the lake. Interestingly, BBMP did not allot the development work of the...
  • AP Naxal links to sandalwood smuggling November 3, 2011

    KOCHI: In a major development in the red sandalwood seizure from ICTT, Vallarpadam, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has unearthed Naxalite links behind the smuggling. The sandalwood is being smuggled to China, the DRI report said. The report, submitted before the Additional Sessions Court (Economic Offences), Ernakulam, said the sandalwood...
  • Rahat quizzed again, probe nearing completion February 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Pakistani sufi singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was questioned on Friday by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officials for allegedly carrying $1.24 lakh (about Rs 60 lakh) of undeclared foreign currency. DRI sources said the investigation against Rahat and four of his associates was nearing...
  • Pak singer Rahat Ali Khan appears before DRI February 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Pakistani Sufi singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan appeared before the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Thursday in New Delhi. Rahat was detained at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday for carrying a huge amount of undisclosed foreign currency. He was released on Monday but...
  • Rahat Ali Khan released but can't leave India February 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Pakistani Sufi singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, detained for allegedly carrying over $1 lakh of undeclared cash, was released after nearly 30 hours. But the Pakistani singer has not been given a clean chit and his passport has been seized by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). Investigative Agencies...
  • Sweet or dry? Wine choice reveals your personality August 26, 2009

    New York: A taste for Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay or a liking for Bordeaux or Zinfandel can indicate more than just a preference in wines. It could also reveal personality traits. New research by scientists in Australia and Britain showed that drinkers who preferred a sweet taste in wine...
  • Indian monsoon on revival mode, brings cheer. August 8, 2008

    Finally, there has been a break in the dry spell as the monsoon has revived across India. The Indian monsoon accounts for fourfifths of the nation's annual rainfall. The Indian farmers wait for an opportune time in the JuneSeptember rainy season to plant crops and even take a call on what...
  • Glued in front of computer for long? Watch your eyes August 9, 2007

    New Delhi: Did you know that working for long hours in front of the computer can actually prove to be more harmful than just a backache? It can cause Dry Eye Syndrome that could eventually harm your eyesight. Twentysixyear old Ankur Bhati works for more than 14 hours a day at...
  • Politician friends back Pune builder June 2, 2007

    Mumbai/ Pune: Avinash Bhosale, a builder from Pune, has been let off easily by the law and that has stirred up a controversy about his political connections in Maharashtra. Owning a palatial estate in the heart of Pune, business magnate Avinash Bhosale has been in the news ever since the...
  • Mumbai tanks up on dry day December 27, 2006

    Mumbai: India's biggest city is experiencing a dry spell on Wednesday. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has cut water supply to the city for 24 hours starting from 1000 hrs, IST Wednesday to 1000 hrs, IST Thursday. Repair work is on in full swing in Mumbai and according to the...