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  • Australia approves Adani's $16 billion Carmichael coal project 3 days ago

    Melbourne: The Australian government on Monday approved Indian firm Adani Mining Pty Ltd's controversial A$16.5 billion ($15.5 billion) Carmichael coal and rail project in Queensland, subject to strict conditions to protect groundwater. The Carmichael mine, which could become Australia's largest coal mine at 60 million tonnes a year, has sparked protests...
  • On Eid eve, sellers dictate prices in Srinagar 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Despite appeals for austerity by religious and social groups, frenzied Eid shopping started on Sunday, two days ahead of the festival, with sellers dictating the prices. Markets are full of edibles, including mutton, poultry, eggs and festive merchandise like firecrackers and toys for children, garments for families and jewellery for...
  • Chinese nature park owners sue Paramount over 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' scenes 5 days ago

    Beijing: The owners of a Chinese nature park have filed a lawsuit against the makers of the latest Transformers film because it failed to include the park's logo, a court said on Friday. The Transformers films are wildly popular in China, and Chinese companies from milk producers to banks have flocked...
  • Sahara chief seeks SC permission to shift to Tihar guest house 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Sahara chief Subrata Roy, currently in jail on charges of investor fraud, wants to shift into a guest house in Tihar Jail. He has moved the Supreme Court for the same saying he needs to hold negotiations to sell his assets in India and abroad to meet his...
  • Inter-ministerial group to review use of radiation technology July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A high-level inter-ministerial group will meet on Thursday to review use of radiation technology for preservation of perishable food and agriculture commodities to enhance their shelf life and prevent food wastage. Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, A K Sharma, Head, Food Technology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research...
  • Sikh group launches White House online petition against Modi July 22, 2014

    Washington: A New York-based Sikh rights group, which had earlier campaigned against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, has launched an online petition campaign urging President Barack Obama to cancel invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat. "Instead of hosting Modi at White House,...
  • World Kabaddi League: Bollywood star Sonakshi Sinha co-owns United Singhs July 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha on Wednesday announced her association with World Kabaddi League (WKL), for which she has bought the United Singhs team along with Britain's Hayre Group. She is the third celebrity to associate with the League after superstar Akshay Kumar and rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh. This is the...
  • Ex-Goldman director Rajat Gupta fails to void conviction July 15, 2014

    New York: Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta, serving a two-year prison term, has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to overturn his insider trading conviction. In a brief order, the full 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York refused on Monday to disturb a March...
  • Budget 2014: Economic growth targeted, says Adi Godrej July 11, 2014

    Reacting to the Narendra Modi government's first budget, Godrej group chairman Adi Godrej said, "I think the middle class has been catered to very strongly in this budget. Not that the other consumers in India have been totally left out but it is certainly the budget which has been particularly...
  • India asks J&K UN Military Observer Group to vacate Delhi bungalow July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a stern step, India on Friday asked the United Nations Military Observers Group for India and Pakistan to vacate its government bungalow in New Delhi. The government says the group has outlived its relevance but maintains that the move will not have any impact on the Kashmir dispute. However,...
  • Air India to formally join Star Alliance group today July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India will be formally inducted as the 27th member of the Star Alliance on Friday. The ceremony will be held at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport where Air India is set to unveil a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and an Airbus A-320. Top officials of several major global...
  • RPSC cancels RAS-Pre exam held in October, to be re-conducted soon July 11, 2014

    Rajasthan Public Service Commission on Thursday cancelled RAS-Pre examination held in October last year after Special Operation Group burst a gang which had leaked the paper. The decision was taken in a full commission meeting, RPSC Secretary Naresh Kumar Thakral said. The exam will now be re-conducted in two months and the...
  • Uttarakhand develops online project monitoring system July 9, 2014

    Uttarkhand has developed an online project monitoring system on the lines of the one in operation at the Centre for speedy implementation and effective monitoring of various projects undergoing in the state. "An online project monitoring system on the lines of the one in operation at the Centre has been developed...
  • Delhi University Teacher's Association, student groups to sit on dharna today July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi University Teacher's Association along with all the student groups will hold a dharna at the Arts Faculty Gate on Tuesday from 2 to 4 pm. The protest is to press for an immediate meeting of the Delhi University Academic Council. The protestors are demanding a fast...
  • Nigerian army says it has killed 53 Boko Haram fighters July 6, 2014

    Maiduguri: Nigeria's military said on Saturday that it had killed 53 fighters from the Islamist Boko Haram group when it repelled an attack on a military base in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa. A statement from defence spokesman Major-General Chris Olukolade added that five soldiers and a senior military officer...
  • SC reserves order on Subrata Roy's plea for 40 days parole July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday reserved its order on the plea by Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy seeking the court's nod for selling its three overseas hotels to generate Rs 10,000 crore and for his release on 40 days parole to put through the international transaction. Roy and two...
  • I-T moves SC with a tax demand of Rs 4,800 crore from Sahara July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: There seems to be more trouble for the Sahara Group as the Income Tax department has now approached the Supreme Court with a tax demand of Rs 4,800 crore for the last 3 years. This comes even as Sahara chief Subrata Roy has sought an interim bail of...
  • Budget 2014 should help NBFC sector serve Indians better: Muthoot Finance July 3, 2014

    Muthoot Finance is the largest gold financing company in India in terms of loan portfolio, according to the 2010 update to the IMaCS Research & Analytics Industry Reports, Gold Loans Market in India, 2009. With the Narendra Modi government ready to present its first Union Budget on July 10, 2014,...
  • World Cup 2014: Di Maria's 118-minute strike seals Argentina's QF place July 2, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Angel Di Maria scored in the 118th minute on Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland after extra time and a spot in the World Cup quarter-finals. With a penalty shootout looming, Lionel Messi made a surging run toward the Swiss area and laid the ball...
  • World Cup 2014: Toffee insult for South Korea on return July 1, 2014

    Seoul: In a 'bitter-sweet' experience, the South Korean football team that finished last in Group H was pelted with "toffees" on their arrival here at Incheon airport. As unsavoury post-World Cup welcomes go it may not have been up there with Italy's tomato-pelting in 1966 or Hungary's lengthy hideout in Tata...
  • World Cup 2014: FIFA confirms Luiz as Brazil's scorer against Chile June 29, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: FIFA has confirmed David Luiz as the scorer of Brazil's goal in the World Cup match against Chile. Saturday's second-round match finished 1-1 after extra time before Brazil won a penalty shootout. FIFA says its technical study group ruled that Luiz, not Chile defender Gonzalo Jara, got the...
  • World Cup 2014: Rodriguez scores brace to knock out Suarez-less Uruguay June 29, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: James Rodriguez scored one of the best goals of the tournament and then added a second to put Colombia into the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time with a 2-0 win over Uruguay on Saturday. Rodriguez gave his team the lead with a stunning long-range volley on...
  • World Cup 2014: Cesar saves Brazil, the hosts beat Chile on penalties June 29, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Julio Cesar was the unlikely hero as hosts Brazil sneaked into the quarterfinals after a 3-2 penalty shootout win over Chile in the first FIFA World Cup knockout match at the Estadio Mineirao here Saturday. The two teams were tied 1-1 after regular time and failed to find the...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany here to win World Cup, says Ozil June 27, 2014

    Recife: Mesut Ozil expressed satisfaction with Germany's 1-0 victory over the United States on Thursday, a result that earned both teams a place in the World Cup round of 16 from Group G. The 25-year-old midfielder said the team had only one aim after topping Group G -- to win the...
  • World Cup 2014: US to launch all-out offensive in last 16, says Klinsmann June 27, 2014

    The United States gave Germany too much respect, but manager Juergen Klinsmann promised there would be no repeat of their cagey display in the last 16 after they reached the World Cup's knockout stages despite a 1-0 loss on Thursday. The US edged into the second round as Group G runners-up...
  • World Cup 2014: Suarez treated like a 'dog', says upset granny June 27, 2014

    Montevideo: Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has been unfairly victimised in his "barbaric" expulsion from the World Cup for biting, his disconsolate grandmother said on Thursday. "Everyone knows what they've done to Luis. They wanted him out of the World Cup. Perfect, they did it. They chucked him out of there like...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium top Group H, face US in last 16 June 27, 2014

    Reduced to 10 men for over half the match, Belgium still beat South Korea 1-0 on Thursday to finish atop of Group H and eliminate the last Asian team from the World Cup. With a late goal yet again, Belgium made the difference in the 78th minute when defender Jan Vertonghen...
  • World Cup 2014: Algeria hold Russia to 1-1 draw, enter last 16 June 27, 2014

    Curitiba: Algeria have qualified for the World Cup knockout stages for the first time, with Islam Slimani's headed equaliser giving his team a 1-1 draw against Russia on Thursday and enough competition points to reach the second round. Algeria placed second in Group H behind Belgium with four points, meaning they...
  • As it happened: Korea vs Belgium, Algeria vs Russia June 27, 2014

    Catch all the updates from both the Group H matches as Korea take on Belgium whereas Algeria face Russia. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Struggling South Korea will need to rediscover the magical spirit of 2002 as they fight to rescue their dismal World Cup campaign against unbeaten Belgium. Algeria can...
  • World Cup 2014: FIFA statement on Luis Suarez June 26, 2014

    Media release on Luis Suarez issued by soccer's world governing body FIFA on Thursday. Luis Suarez suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from any football-related activity. The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has reached a decision in the case related to Luis Suarez of Uruguay following an incident that occurred during...