Executive

  • Senior RSS leaders Ram Madhav, Shiv Prakash join BJP July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior leaders of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Ram Madhav and Shiv Prakash on Monday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Both the leaders were spokespersons for the RSS. Ram Madhav announced in the evening that he has been deputed to BJP. The two RSS leaders are likely to find a...
  • US rights group finds ISIL execution site June 27, 2014

    Washington: Human Rights Watch said that fighters inspired by al-Qaeda had executed Iraqi soldiers en masse this month in Tikrit. In mid-June, militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) posted photos online of what they claimed to be the bodies of dozens of captured security forces members...
  • UN: Over 1,000 killed in Iraq in 17 days June 25, 2014

    Geneva: More than 1,000 people - at least three-quarters of them civilians - were killed this month as Islamist militants swept through large swathes of northern and western Iraq, the United Nations said on Tuesday. At least 1,075 people were killed and 658 were injured in the country in the 17...
  • Academicians raise voice against UGC order on 4-year course rollback June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the row over Delhi University's four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) raged, a group of academicians on Monday came out in support of it and dubbed the UGC's order for its rollback as a "blatant transgression of DU's academic freedom and autonomy". Addressing a press conference here, a member...
  • PayPal parts ways with employee Rakesh Agrawal who posted bizarre, possibly drunk, late night tweets insulting colleagues May 5, 2014

    PayPal, the payment processing arm of eBay Inc, said it parted ways with a recently-hired strategy executive after he posted a series of disparaging and at times indecipherable tweets. "Rakesh Agrawal is no longer with the company," PayPal said in a Twitter message. "Treat everyone with respect. No excuses. PayPal has...
  • N Srinivasan set to attend ICC meeting in Dubai April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Under-fire N Srinivasan is all set to attend the ICC executive board meeting in Dubai on April 9-10 as BCCI's "representative" despite being sidelined from the Cricket Board's affairs following a Supreme Court directive. A senior BCCI official confirmed that Srinivasan "will attend the ICC Board meeting", according to...
  • Executives likely to see 15 to 20 pc salary hikes this year March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: With economic prospects looking better, executives are expected to see their pay packets increase as much as 20 per cent in the next financial, feel experts. Although the salary hikes could see significant variations across sectors, pharmaceutical and automobile industries are likely to see the maximum increases, HR...
  • SAF Games, National Games to be discussed in IOA meeting March 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Decisions concerning the dates of the South Asian Federation Games which India will host and National Games could be taken in the Indian Olympic Association Executive Committee meeting to be held here on March 27. The IOA had in 2012 proposed to host the SAF Games here early last...
  • At AAP meet, Kejriwal reads out names of India's 'corrupt leaders' February 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Executive meet had been called for an announcement on the Jan Lokpal draft bill. What followed it, however, was a war on corruption. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal read out names from a sheet of paper of India's "corrupt politicians" who, he said, should be defeated...
  • There should be seven members in ICC ExCo: Mani January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Welcoming ICC's move to defer decision on its governance and financial revamp plan, former president Ehsan Mani has insisted on increasing the number of Executive committee members from five to seven so that the "the Big 3" do not have a veto on any matter. ICC's executive board postponed...
  • AAP to hold Executive Committee meeting on Thursday January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will discuss the strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, among other issues in its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Thursday. Sources said, the party will discuss strategies for different states ahead of the polls and will also analyse its popularity in different...
  • China: 36-year-old man executed for keeping, murdering sex slaves January 21, 2014

    A Chinese man, who kept six female sex slaves in a dungeon and killed two of them, was executed on Tuesday. According to the Luoyang Intermediate People's Court, Li Hao, 36, was convicted of murder, rape, illegal detention, organised prostitution and making porn videos for profit. He was sentenced to death,...
  • Aiming for Lok Sabha polls, AAP National Executive meets in Delhi today January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party will hold a meeting in Delhi on Saturday amidst indications that it is keen on enhancing its presence nationally. The party's National Executive meeting comes as the party finishes one week in governance in Delhi on Saturday and has already won the confidence motion....
  • 25 killed as violence escalates in Bangladesh after execution December 15, 2013

    At least four persons were killed in clashes in Bangladesh on Sunday, taking the death toll to 25 in violence linked to the execution of a senior Jamaat-e-Islami leader, even as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina warned of strong action against rioters. Jamaat workers stabbed to death an Awami League supporter on...
  • Protests in Pakistan over Jamaat leader Abdul Mollah's execution December 14, 2013

    Pakistani activists of the Jamaat-i-Islami held protests in various Sindh towns giving vent to their anger over the execution of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader and war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah. The activists also offered funeral prayers on Friday for the departed soul, Dawn reported. Activists of Jamaat-i-Islami and Jamaat-ud-Daawa protested in Hyderabad against...
  • North Korea executes leader's powerful uncle in rare public purge December 13, 2013

    North Korea has executed the powerful uncle of young leader Kim Jong Un, state media said on Friday, the biggest upheaval in years as the ruling dynasty sought to distance itself from responsibility for the isolated states's dire living standards. Jang Song Thaek, considered the second most powerful man in the...
  • North Korea executes Kim Jong Un's uncle as a 'traitor' December 13, 2013

    Pyongyang: North Korea said on Friday that it had executed Kim Jong Un's uncle as a traitor for trying to seize supreme power, a stunning end for the leader's former mentor, long considered the country's No. 2 official. In a sharp reversal of the long-held popular image of Jang Song...
  • 'BlackBerry devices are not for everyone. That's OK,' says interim CEO December 3, 2013

    Toronto: BlackBerry Ltd is "very much alive, thank you," Interim Chief Executive John Chen affirmed in an open letter on Monday in which the smartphone maker committed itself to rebuilding as a niche player concentrating on the enterprise market. Chen took over as CEO a month ago after BlackBerry abandoned a...
  • Lorgat meets BCCI secretary at the ICC Chief Executives' Meet September 16, 2013

    Dubai: The BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel on Monday met Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat on the sidelines of the ICC Chief Executives' Meet. Monday was the first of the two-day meet where the member nations discussed on a host of issues ranging from the use of controversial Decision Review System...
  • SP should also pass "communal" resolution at Agra meet: Congress September 12, 2013

    Lucknow: Taking a dig at the ruling Samajwadi Party, state Congress leaders on Wednesday said it should also pass a "communal" resolution in Agra, where the party is holding its national executive meet, "to remove doubts about it among people". "Besides the economic, political and other resolutions that will be passed...
  • Samajwadi Party's national executive meet venue shifted to Agra September 4, 2013

    The Samajwadi Party has shifted the venue of its national executive meet from Haridwar to Agra, as the situation in Uttarakhand was "not conducive" after the floods in June that killed hundreds of people, a party leader said. During the meet, party leaders will brainstorm on the strategy for the Lok...
  • HTC executives detained over leaked trade secrets; shares tumble September 2, 2013

    Taipei: Three HTC Corp design executives were arrested on suspicion of leaking trade secrets, sending the Taiwanese smartphone maker's shares tumbling on Monday as its troubles deepened amid a wave of senior staff departures and disappointing sales. Taipei prosecutors confirmed that HTC vice president of product design Thomas Chien, research and...
  • Twitter's top legal executive steps down in surprise move August 31, 2013

    San Francisco: Twitter's top lawyer, known as a champion of free speech, unexpectedly stepped down on Friday as the microblogging company moved closer toward a long-expected initial public offering. Alexander Macgillivray, known for fending off legal challenges to Twitter users' right to express themselves in pithy, 140-character messages, himself tweeted the...
  • NSEL sacks CEO Anjani Sinha; pays only Rs 92 cr to investors August 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Crisis-ridden National Spot Exchange on Tuesday sacked its Managing Director and CEO Anjani Sinha and six other top executives on a day it failed to meet the first scheduled repayment to investors. National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) could settle only Rs 92.12 crore out of the scheduled of Rs...
  • Former South African president takes over as executive director of UN Women August 20, 2013

    Former South African president Phumzile Mlambo has taken over as new executive director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in the presence of UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon, who appointed her on July 10. Mlambo appointment covers the post left vacant in the...
  • Infosys inducts three members to its Executive Council August 19, 2013

    IT services major Infosys, on Monday, said it has appointed Ranganath D Mavinakere, Binod Hampapur Rangadore and Nithyanandan Radhakrishnan as members to its Executive Council, the high level body that frames business strategy for the company. The Executive Council (EC) includes the executive board, heads of key business units and strategic...
  • Siemens CEO to leave following profit warning July 28, 2013

    Munich: Siemens Chief Executive Peter Loescher is to leave the company, four years before the end of his contract, after the German engineering group this week issued its second profit warning this year. Siemens said in a statement late on Saturday that at a meeting on July 31, the supervisory board...
  • Man arrested in connection with Maruti executive's killing July 27, 2013

    A man, allegedly involved in the murder of a senior executive of carmaker Maruti's Manesar plant in Gurgaon in July 2012, has been arrested, police said on Friday. According to police, Pradeep Gurjar, against whom a case relating to the incident is pending in Manesar, was arrested from Kela godown...
  • Sarabjit's sister demands to bring back his belongings from Pak July 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjeet Singh, the Indian prisoner who was killed in a Lahore jail, on Tuesday demanded that all his belongings and the money that he had earned through labour in the Pakistani prison should be brought back home. Kaur spoke to Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde...