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  • Measurement and Metrology Group explores business potential in India September 21, 2014

    Singapore: Measurement & Metrology Group (M&M) is exploring business potential in India's education sector, offering a wide range of laboratory equipment technologies. "We are aiming to supply our products to labs in India's technical schools, having marketed these products in Southeast Asia and Africa," said Singaporebased M&M's business development manager...
  • Damage to equipment strands train, traffic hit for about 7 hours in Thiruvananthapuram September 7, 2014

    Chennai: Equipment damage to a Thiruvananthapuram bound Express train forced it to a halt at nearby Arakkonam, affecting traffic for about seven hours, but there was no casualties, a top railway official said. The loco pilot of the GuwahatiTrivandrum Express stopped the train at Sitheri near Arakkonam at around 9.15...
  • IndusInd Bank launches tractor and farm equipment division June 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Private sector lender IndusInd Bank on Monday launched tractor and farm equipment finance vertical to cater to financial needs of agricultural community. The bank has announced flexible schemes for rural population to encourage easy payment options from time to time with hasslefree documentation, the bank said in a statement....
  • Government streamlines industrial licensing for defence equipment June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Streamlining the industrial licensing process for defence equipment, the government on Thursday said permits won't be needed to manufacture items other than those used in the battleground. Industrial licenses would be required only to make items such as tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles; defence aircraft, space aircraft and...
  • North Korea objects to sanctions ban on ski resort equipment August 25, 2013

    North Korea objected on Saturday to a ban on imports of equipment for a luxury ski resort mainly for the ruling elite, indicating toughened UN sanctions are impacting the impoverished state. Under the leadership of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who studied in the Swiss capital Berne and is believed to...
  • NASA adds more space launch platforms for sale to private firms August 21, 2013

    While NASA considers competing bids to take over a shuttle launch pad at Kennedy Space Center, it added three mobile launch platforms to its list of excess equipment available to private industry, officials said on Tuesday. Ideally, NASA wants a commercial launch company to take over one or more of the...
  • International Business Times buys Newsweek from Daily Beast August 5, 2013

    New York: Newsweek is being sold for the second time in just a few years. The owner of the International Business Times said it's buying what is now an onlineonly brand for an undisclosed sum from IAC/InterActiveCorp. The publication, which once had a fierce rivalry with Time magazine, ran its...
  • Government to bring bill to regulate medical equipment industry June 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The government will soon bring a bill for regulating the medical equipment industry, separating it from drug manufacturing, an health ministry official said on Thursday. The new bill will replace the Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill, 2007 which is pending in Parliament. "Regulation of medical devices industry has been a...
  • Israel exports military equipment to Pakistan: Report June 11, 2013

    Islamabad: Israel has exported military equipment, including hitech gear used in combat jets, over the past five years to Pakistan and Arab countries with which it has no diplomatic relations, according to a media report which was dismissed by Islamabad and Tel Aviv. The report, that can be damaging to IndoIsrael...
  • BHEL to invest Rs 500 crore in Maharashtra May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Staterun BHEL on Tuesday said it will invest Rs 500 crore for setting up a manufacturing facility at Bhandara in Maharashtra. "BHEL is setting up a new Power Equipment Fabrication Plant at Bhandara in Maharashtra. The greenfield unit is being set up by the company at an initial...
  • US issues waiver for sale of defence equipment to Pak April 5, 2013

    Washington: In an indication of the "positive trajectory" of the bilateral ties, the US has issued a waiver, second in six months, for sale of major defence equipment to Pakistan citing national security interest. The waiver issued quietly by the then Deputy Secretary of States Thomas Nides on February 15...
  • Changes to defence procurement rules to be approved April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Defence Acquisition Council is expected to approve changes to procurement rules on Tuesday and sources said the new rules will give domestic industry, both public and private, the right of "first refusal" before the import option is exercised. The rules are intended to boost indigenisation and lower the...
  • US agrees to provide defence equipment to Pakistan December 5, 2012

    Islamabad: The US on Tuesday agreed to step up efforts to provide defence equipment needed by Pakistan to maintain security along its border with wartorn Afghanistan and to continue discussions on the provision of military aid to Islamabad. The decisions were made during the twoday meeting of the USPakistan Defence Consultative...
  • No cut in budget for procuring essential equipment: Antony November 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Even as his Ministry is preparing itself for curtailment of funds, Defence Minister AK Antony on Saturday said there will be no cut in budget for procuring equipment essential for operational preparedness of armed forces. "Everything depends on the entire financial situation of the government...for ammunition and platforms essential...
  • 'Guj to encourage manufacturing of defence equipment' September 11, 2012

    Vadodara: Gujarat government would encourage industries engaged in manufacturing defence equipment, Chief Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday. "We want Gujarat to take lead in making country self sufficient in defence equipment manufacturing as currently even trucks needed for the Army are imported," Modi said. He said Gujarat would encourage...
  • Betterequipped control room for T'puram police April 19, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: How can the fastmoving expansion activities fit into a 600square feet space? The city police, realising this fact, have been engaged in the task of constructing a new control room.The City Police Control Room which is functioning on the first floor of the Cantonment police station building at present...
  • Army ammo: Parl panel wants Gen Singh to explain April 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The CNNIBN report on Indian Army's critical ammunition has shocked the Parliamentary defence panel. The members of the panel now want to summon Army Chief General VK Singh next week to explain. General Singh had listed some of the critical deficiencies in ammunition and equipment in a letter to...
  • Obsolete air defence almost an open secret March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Army Chief General VK Singh wrote a letter to the Prime Minister talking about the shocking state of preparedness of the armed forces. The concerns raised by the Army Chief are serious, but are almost an open secret. CNNIBN in its series 'Battle Ready' has focused on the...
  • 'Small enterprises can collaborate in defence sector' February 3, 2012

    Kolkata: Stating that India lacked the industrial capability to manufacture highend and hightech equipment for defence requirements, a former army chief on Thursday called for enhanced collaboration among smaller enterprises in the defence sector. "We do not possess the capability to produce highend and high tech defence equipment which has affected...
  • SVIMS to buy equipment worth Rs 24 crore December 13, 2011

    Hyderabad: The governing council of the Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences which met under the chairmanship of chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Monday, approved purchasing of medical equipment worth Rs 24.25 crore. The funds will be used for procuring 25 haemodialysis machines, linear accelerator with IGRT, CT stimulator,...
  • India team gifts memorabilia for Eden museum November 18, 2011

    Kolkata: Soon after India scripted their 75th victory on home soil with a seriesclinching win over West Indies on Thursday, Sachin Tendulkar donated his pullover while skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni gifted his bat, among the many other memorabilia that will be displayed in Cricket Association of Bengal's upcoming museum. India beat...
  • MHA cracks the whip, recalls tapping equipment May 25, 2011

    New Delhi: All set to crack down on illegal phone tapping, the Centre has asked the government agencies and state governments to return all surveillance equipment. "MHA has not authorised any phone tapping of any political leaders," said Home Minister P Chidambaram in a damage control mode in Parliament last year. But...
  • Should have responded to innovation sooner: Ravi February 26, 2011

    It cant be a coincidence that the top three executives leave Microsoft India within six months. Is the leadership shakeout at the headquarters at Redmond reverberating here or is the India business in need of an overhaul? Its a fair question but you need to look at each exit separately. Srini...
  • Let us in: China telecom firms tell India May 13, 2010

    New Delhi: China's two big telecoms gear makers, blocked from selling equipment in India, the world's fastestgrowing mobile market, scrambled on Wednesday to allay New Delhi's security fears and said they may build factories in the country. China's ZTE Corp said it had been told by operators it had failed...
  • China says arms sale to Pakistan no big deal December 23, 2009

    Beijing: China on Tuesday sought to defend its sale of submarines and warships to Pakistan, contending that even India was seeking military equipment from US and Russia. Acknowledging that the proposal may invite concerns from India, a top Chinese defence official has said acquiring arms was normal for an independent...
  • Uproar in Parliament over military pact with US July 22, 2009

    New Delhi: Under attack from the Opposition for "compromising" national sovereignty by agreeing to allow US inspection of military installations, the government on Tuesday asserted it has not bargained India's interest by going in for the EndUser Monitoring Agreement with America. External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said "nobody should have...
  • Hang up! India to phase out Chinese cellphones April 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Cheap Chinese cellphones that do not have an International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI)a unique 15digit identity codewill be phased out from the Indian market by April 13, industry operators said. The Department of Telecom (DoT) has directed telephone operators to disconnect services to handsets that do not have the...
  • Spain, Manchester United dominate LEquipe 2008 Top XI December 27, 2008

    New Delhi: French publication LEquipe has released their ideal starting XI for 2008 and the list was largely dominated by two teams. Spain and Manchester United were the two big winners of 2008 in terms of major honours and it is of no surprise to see a number of players from...
  • Security co makes microchip to detect kidnap victims August 22, 2008

    Mexico: As the crime rate surges in Mexico, a leading security firm, Xega has designed and developed microchips to help locate and trace kidnap victims. Wealthy Mexicans are planting chips under their skin to help police trace them if they are kidnapped. They are in fact spending thousands of dollars to...
  • Church hospital equipment worth $1 mn goes missing March 16, 2008

    Nagri, Tamil Nadu: A missionary hospital in Nagri, Tamil Nadu, that serves over 30 villages is in disrepair. A CNNIBN special investigation has suggested that maybe, the Church itself is to be blamed as medical equipment worth $1 million had been sent by American donors but never reached the hospital. A...