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  • World's largest satellite network in the works; aims to provide high-speed Internet access around the world January 20, 2015

    Washington: A firm backed by Virgin and Qualcomm is planning to launch the world's largest-ever satellite network to provide high-speed internet access around the world. The firm called OneWeb has received investment from Virgin Group and Qualcomm to launch a constellation of 648 micro-satellites into orbit. The satellites will provide low-latency, high-speed...
  • Britain warns India of possible terror attack by ISIS January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Britain has warned India about possible attack by ISIS and said all efforts must be taken to check activities of the Middle-East terrorist group. British officials have conveyed this to their Indian counterparts at the Indo-UK Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group meeting held in London on January 15-16. Officials said...
  • Junaid Khan's absence from training raises speculation of injury January 15, 2015

    Karachi: Left-arm pacer Junaid Khan on Thursday caused a scare in the ongoing conditioning camp of the Pakistan World Cup squad in Lahore when he did not train due to a fitness issue. Although team officials were quick to insist his fitness issue was not a major problem and he would...
  • Pakistan will beat India in World Cup, says Younis Khan January 15, 2015

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan feels that this year's ODI World Cup will provide the country's cricketers another opportunity to break the jinx of having never beaten India in the quadrennial event. "History is there to be changed and my feeling is this time we can change it and win...
  • Ross Taylor confident of not fizzling out before World Cup January 15, 2015

    Christchurch: Batsman Ross Taylor believes that the New Zealand management will protect the players from the risk of burnout. Taylor's views Thursday comes just after country's former skipper Martin Crowe had written in a column in espncricinfo.com that "fatigue" could dent their chances at the World Cup, as they would be...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 6, Group A wrap: Mukund ton puts Tamil Nadu in command January 14, 2015

    Chennai: Skipper Abhinav Mukund led from the front with a patient century to help Tamil Nadu reach a strong position on the second day of their Group A Ranji Trophy match against Uttar Pradesh. At stumps, Tamil Nadu were 360 for 7 in reply to Uttar Pradesh's first-innings score of 182...
  • India launches massive public health campaign to eliminate lymphatic filariasis January 14, 2015

    Washington DC: India was certified polio-free in 2014. Today, the country has the opportunity to achieve its next public health victory with the elimination of lymphatic filariasis, a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that threatens nearly half of its population. To meet this ambitious goal, the Ministry of Health & Family...
  • Special focus on defence sector at Vibrant Gujarat Summit, 11 MoUs signed January 13, 2015

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat rolled out the red carpet for global business leaders who brainstormed and pledged investment in the state at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit but the special focus was on defence. Other areas of focus in the three-day event were health, food security and climate change. Eleven MoUs were signed in...
  • SC allows Sahara group's proposed loan transaction from abroad for raising funds January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: In a relief for Subrata Roy, the Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Sahara Group to go ahead with its proposed loan transaction from abroad for raising funds to ensure release of Subrata Roy from jail. As per court's directions Sahara Group will have to seek permission from Reserve...
  • Amidst troublesome phase of Indian aviation space, Vistara takes first flight January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Entering the Indian aviation space at a time when existing players are going through a turbulent phase, Tata-Singapore Airlines venture Vistara on Friday said its aim will be to 'do it right' rather than being lavish or over-the-top. "We must do it right instead of making a big splash...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A, Rd 5: Mumbai concede points to MP, Baroda beat UP January 8, 2015

    Round 5 of the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy concluded on Wednesday, where Karnataka extended their lead at top of Group A by beating Jammu and Kashmir, while Mumbai conceded three points and gained just one after a draw at home against Madhya Pradesh. Here's a brief round-up of the final day's...
  • In a first, PM Modi releases coin in honour of Jamsetji Tata January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a commemorative coin in honour of Jamsetji Tata, popularly known as father of modern Indian industry, on his 175th birth anniversary. Paying tributes to Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, Modi said "those who create history, without seeking or holding power, are truly great". He also praised...
  • Not issued any certificate on progress made by Pakistan against terror groups: US January 6, 2015

    Washington: The United States denied reports that Secretary of State John Kerry has issued any certificate to the Congress on the progress made by Pakistan in acting against terror groups. The US State Department has neither made any recent notification to the Congress under the Kerry-Lugar-Berman bill for release of...
  • SpiceJet extends flight cancellations till January 31 December 30, 2014

    Chennai: As it awaits the much-needed capital to come out of the persisting financial crunch, air carrier SpiceJet has extended its flight cancellations till next month, affecting at least 329 flights. This follows cancellation of over 1,800 flights, announced earlier this month by the Chennai-based airline,...
  • Tarun Gogoi government's attitude responsible for militant activities, says BJP December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In the wake of the massacre of tribals in Assam by a Bodo group, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday condemned Tarun Gogoi's government for not doing enough work in the state to stop such incidents. Singh said, "Gogoi's government has tumultuous approach towards militants. Congress's...
  • Centre failed to perceive Assam's grim situation: Shiv Sena December 26, 2014

    Mumbai: In the wake of the massacre of tribals in Assam by a Bodo group, the Shiv Sena on Friday hit out at the Centre saying that it has till date failed to understand the grim situation in the north-eastern state. The Sena also said that the issue of violence in...
  • Ponzi scam brought Trinamool Congress under scanner in West Bengal in 2014 December 23, 2014

    Kolkata: The ponzi scam became a major issue in West Bengal in 2014 giving sleepless nights to the ruling Trinamool Congress as many of its leaders came under the scanner and faced action. After the duping of hundreds of investors allegedly by the Saradha Group, owned by Sudipto Sen last...
  • SpiceJet presents revival plan to government December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Struggling budget carrier SpiceJet has presented a revival plan to the government, which will be discussed with oil companies and banks before taking a final decision regarding the airline, official sources said on Monday. The airline's original investor Ajay Singh is in discussion with two US-based private equity...
  • Mamata biggest beneficiary of Saradha Media: Kunal Ghosh December 22, 2014

    Kolkata: Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh on Monday alleged that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was the biggest beneficiary of Saradha Media, an arm of the Saradha Group embroiled in a multi-crore chit fund scam, during his deposition before a city court. "If anyone has derived most benefit...
  • Odisha chit fund scam: DSP Pramod Panda arrested by CBI December 19, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In a major embarrassment for Odisha Police, the CBI on Friday evening arrested a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Pramod Panda for allegedly deriving undue financial benefits from Artha Tatwa Group, a major player in the multi-crore chitfund scam in the state. "Panda, presently a DSP of Odisha Police is...
  • Narendra Modi moves in to speed up $300 billion stuck projects December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken direct control of a project-monitoring body to fast-track investments worth almost $300 billion and revive manufacturing in the country, two officials with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Pro-business Modi has faced criticism in recent weeks that his ambition to spur investment...
  • ED probing beneficiary of Rs 425 cr IPL facilitation fee December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate is investigating the "actual beneficiary" of the Rs 425 crore facilitation fee paid for award of 10-year media rights for the IPL cricket matches to World Sports Group in 2009. The government, in an Action Taken report to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, said the...
  • Ranji Trophy Group C, Round 1: Assam record big win; Andhra Pradesh follow-on despite Prasanth ton on Day 3 December 9, 2014

    Medium pacer Krishna Das snared a seven wicket-haul to aid Assam in their 10-wicket win over Tripura in a Ranji Trophy Group C match on Tuesday. Tripura's batting came a cropper for the second time in a row, folding up for 135 and 155 in each innings after Assam made 275....
  • Snapshot: Paris Hilton parties with Salman Khan, Mika Singh December 9, 2014

    Pune: American socialite Paris Hilton was recently spotted partying with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan here. "Finally after 24 hours of traveling, I've finally made it to my final destination of the trip. Pune, India. So tired & jetlagged!," she tweeted Monday. The 33-year-old socialite took to social networking websites to share her...
  • Sister urges Indian-origin IS terrorist to return home December 3, 2014

    London: The sister of a suspected Islamic State terrorists of Indian-origin, who posted a picture of himself recently on Twitter holding his baby son in one hand and an AK-47 assault rifle in the other, has appealed to him to return home even if it means going to prison. Abu Rumaysah,...
  • Women detained by Lebanon not Baghdadi's wife but sister: Iraq December 3, 2014

    Baghdad: The Iraqi interior ministry said Wednesday that a woman recently detained in Lebanon is not the wife of the Islamic State (IS) group leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but a sister of a convicted terrorist. "The woman who was arrested by the Lebanese authorities is Saja Abdul Hamid al-Dulaimi, the sister...
  • Special Investigation Team to probe Delhi church fire: sources December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: A Special Investigation Team was constituted on Tuesday to probe into the fire which erupted at the St Sebastian's church in Dilshad Garden in the national capital, sources said. Sources added that Delhi Police representatives will meet Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung over the issue. Meanwhile, Christian groups held...
  • Saradha gone, website remains December 2, 2014

    Kolkata: The Saradha Group went bust over a year ago but its web site, which lured unsuspecting poor people into investing in its chit fund schemes and deprived them of their hard-earned savings, still exists. The website www.saradhagroup.biz can be accessed on the Internet. It begins with a message: "Saradha Group...
  • TMC likely to raise issue of BJP's Amit Shah alleged links with Sahara group in Parliament December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The face-off between the Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party is expected to continue on Tuesday with the former raising the issue of BJP President Amit Shah's alleged links with the Sahara group. The winter session of Parliament has witnessed a stormy session since it commenced with...
  • TMC MPs demand CBI probe over alleged links of Amit Shah with Sahara group December 1, 2014

    The Trinamool Congress continue to up its ante against the Bharatiya Janata Party and have now demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation probe in the alleged links of BJP President Amit Shah with the Sahara group. TMC MP Derek O'Brien flashed a red diary in Rajya Sabha saying, "It was...