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  • Coal bidders concerned about many issues, IMG meet on Thursday 16-04-2014 07:35 PM

    As the government initiated the process of auctioning coal blocks, bidders have raised concerns on several issues, including discrepancies in reserves in the biggest of the three mines put up for sale. Some issues are of serious nature, like whether a consortium can have more than four participating companies or...
  • Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly win bids for Indian Super League football franchises 13-04-2014 02:14 PM

    Batting legends Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were among the host of high-profile winning bidders as the organisers of the much-anticipated Indian Super League unveiled the eight franchises for the event. The bid winners for the eight franchises of the league, which is scheduled to be held in September-November, were...
  • PMO forms ministerial group on consolidated FDI policy, first meet tomorrow 19-02-2014 03:39 PM

    The Prime Minister's Office has set up an Inter Ministerial Group (IMG) headed by the Industry Secretary to simplify the language of the policy on foreign direct investment. The group, headed by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Secretary Saurabh Chandra, will hold its first meeting on Thursday, an...
  • IPL-style football tourney deferred to later part of 2014 27-10-2013 08:59 PM

    New Delhi: The organisers of the much-anticipated IPL-style football league on Sunday decided to defer the proposed tournament to September-November next year instead of early 2014. "All India Football Federation, its commercial partner IMG-Reliance and Star India held a meeting to discuss and evaluate scheduling of the Indian football properties,...
  • Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish to coach in Indian Super League 24-10-2013 07:05 PM

    Mumbai: Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish, popularly called 'King Kenny' by Reds' fans, will soon be seen coaching one of the eight franchise teams in the much-awaited Indian Super League scheduled to start next January. A Hall of Famer in England and Scotland, Kenny is the recent signing by tournament organiser...
  • Pires, Ljungberg confirmed for IPL-style football league; Henry next 21-10-2013 11:36 AM

    With an IPL-style football league all set to start in 2014, eight teams will vie for the signatures of many football stars such as Thierry Henry, Robert Pires, Dwight Yorke, Fredrik Ljungberg, Louis Saha and Michael Owen. According to the report in Times of India; Yorke, Ljungberg, Pires, Crespo and...
  • Former Man Utd striker Louis Saha roped in for IPL-style league 18-10-2013 03:57 PM

    New Delhi: Former Manchester United and France striker Louis Saha on Friday became the first international big star to be roped in for the much-anticipated IPL-style football league to be organised by IMG-Reliance early next year. Saha, who earned 20 caps for France between 2004 to 2012 and won two...
  • Twenty corporates eyeing teams in IPL-style football league 27-09-2013 06:29 PM

    New Delhi: Around 20 corporates have expressed interest in buying teams for the ambitious IPL-style football league whose organisers are conducting the franchises' and players' auctions between October 30 to November 5, according to sources. The franchise-based tournament, to be jointly organised by AIFF and its commercial partners IMG-Reliance, will...
  • Former skipper Baichung Bhutia backs IMG-Reliance League 13-08-2013 03:39 PM

    Mumbai: Former Indian football captain Baichung Bhutia on Tuesday backed the much-debated IPL-style football tournament of IMG-Reliance, scheduled to start in January 2014, and is confident that it would help revive the sport in the country. "I think, the new tournament is great for Indian football. Being the president of...
  • Four more players sign up for IMG-Reliance League 07-08-2013 03:56 PM

    Mumbai: IMG-Reliance, marketing partners of the All India Football Federation, has signed four more domestic players for its proposed IPL-style league early next year, it was learnt on Wednesday. "Four more players have signed with us, but we cannot disclose their names as yet. We need only four more to...
  • Gouramangi, Chhetri hopeful of playing IMG-Reliance tournament 07-08-2013 03:50 PM

    Mumbai: India full backs Gouramangi Singh and Nirmal Chhetri, who have both signed to play in the upcoming IPL-style franchise football league, are hopeful they can take part in this season's I-League too despite the clubs' opposition to the new IMG-Reliance league. "As a player I have been given this...
  • Mumbai to host IPL-style football league opener 05-08-2013 02:15 PM

    Mumbai: Mumbai will host the opening match of the proposed IPL-style football league that kick starts on January 18, 2014. "The IMG-Reliance tournament starts from January 18 and would run till March 30, and the first match will be played in Mumbai," an informed source said on Monday. The bidding...
  • IMG-Reliance commences football training camp in Mumbai 02-08-2013 07:01 PM

    Mumbai: IMG-Reliance, the commercial partners of the All India Football Federation, on Friday commenced a one-month long training-cum-conditioning camp for its contracted players at the Cooperage Ground here. Twenty-four players, including Syed Nabi, Subrata Paul, Gouramangi Singh, Nirmal Chettri, Ishfaq Ahmed, Renedy Singh, Mohammed Rafi, NP Pradeep joined the training-cum-conditioning...
  • AIFF gives thumbs up to IPL-style league 01-08-2013 05:55 PM

    New Delhi: All India football Federation (AIFF) on Thursday gave its go ahead to the IPL-style league with its executive committee agreeing to the holding of the tournament by its commerical partners IMG-Relliance early next year. "IMG-R gave a detailed presentation about the proposed tournament and we feel it will...
  • IMG-R to reveal IPL-style football plans to AIFF on Thursday 31-07-2013 07:59 PM

    New Delhi: The final contours of the much-anticipated IPL-style football tournament is expected to be unveiled by IMG-Reliance, the commercial partners of the All India Football Federation, before the Executive Committee of the AIFF in a crucial meeting on Thursday. The International Management Group-Reliance (IMG-R) is expected to give a...
  • I-League clubs meeting on Tuesday on AIFF's request 19-07-2013 09:15 PM

    New Delhi: Owners and representatives of 14 I-League club will meet in Mumbai on Tuesday to decide their course of action on All India Football Federation's request to sort out the stand-off with its commercial partner IMG-Reliance on the issue of IPL-style tournament. AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das had written...
  • AIFF-IMG meeting over IPL-style league postponed 15-07-2013 09:54 PM

    New Delhi: The meeting between officials of All Indian Football Federation and its commercial partner IMG-Reliance to discuss the final plans relating to the ambitious IPL-style football tournament scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed to later this week. The IMG-Reliance is yet to reveal its detailed plans for the tournament...
  • AIFF-IMG meeting on Tuesday amid confusion over IPL-style league 15-07-2013 06:47 PM

    New Delhi: Even as confusion prevails over the fate of the proposed IPL-style football tournament, top officials of the All Indian Football Federation and its commercial partner IMG-Reliance will discuss the final plans relating to the ambitious project here on Tuesday. The tournament, to be jointly organised by the AIFF...
  • IPL-style football league: an AIFF dream fair distance away 06-06-2013 11:05 AM

    IMG-Reliance are all set to launch an IPL-style football tournament involving city-based teams run by corporate franchises to popularise and promote the game throughout India - from grassroots to the professional level. But it faces many hardships before coming to fruition. The joint venture, which has the backing of All...
  • IMG recommends de-allocation of 3 more coal blocks 20-11-2012 08:51 PM

    New Delhi: Winding up the exercise of scrutiny of mines allotted to PSUs which failed to develop coal mines within stipulated timeframe, the Inter-Ministerial panel on coal blocks on Tuesday recommended de-allocation of three more blocks. "The IMG has recommended de-allocation of three blocks today including one allotted to Jharkhand...
  • IMG to meet today to decide fate of 14 coal mines 20-11-2012 06:50 AM

    New Delhi: The Inter Ministerial Group (IMG) is likely to meet on Tuesday to decide the fate of 14 more mines allotted to public sector firms. The IMG had recommended de-allocation of eight coal blocks allotted to PSUs earlier this month. The government had accepted IMG's recommendation of de-allocation of...
  • IMG to meet today to decide fate of 14 coal mines 19-11-2012 05:24 AM

    New Delhi: After recommending deallocation of eight blocks alloted to PSUs, the Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) is likely to meet on Monday to decide the fate of 14 more mines alloted to public sector firms. "The IMG is likely to meet tomorrow to decide the fate of 14 coal blocks alloted...
  • IMG to meet tomorrow to decide fate of 14 coal mines 18-11-2012 10:57 AM

    New Delhi: After recommending deallocation of eight blocks alloted to PSUs, the Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) is likely to meet on Monday to decide the fate of 14 more mines alloted to public sector firms. "The IMG is likely to meet tomorrow to decide the fate of 14 coal blocks alloted...
  • Deallocation, bank guarantee deduction for coal blocks 18-11-2012 01:36 AM

    Kolkata: The Ministry of Coal has issued letters for deallocation of coal blocks of firms like Electrotherm and bank guarantee deduction for companies like DB Power. The letters were issued on the back of the recommendations of the Inter-Ministerial Group headed by Additional Secretary (Coal). In the case of DB...
  • IMG recommends de-allocation of 2 coal mines allocated to PSUs 05-11-2012 09:41 PM

    New Delhi: The Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) on coal blocks has recommended de-allocation of two coal mines allocated to PSUs on the ground of companies not developing them, sources said. The IMG on Monday reviewed 10 coal blocks allocated to public sector companies (PSUs), including Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation (CMDC) and...
  • IMG meet today to decide fate of 33 coal mines 05-11-2012 06:30 AM

    New Delhi: The Inter-Ministerial Group on coal blocks is set to begin a two-day meeting on Monday. It will be deciding the fate of 33 public sector coal blocks that were served notices for delays in production. These blocks had been allotted to the Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corp and the...
  • IMG may meet next week, to decide fate of 33 coal mines 23-10-2012 06:17 PM

    New Delhi: The Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) will decide the fate of 13 coal mines allocated to public sector firms on the first day of the two-day meeting likely to be held next week. This could include firms like Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corp and Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corp. "The IMG...