Licenses

  • AirAsia India all set to fly as HC refuses to stay grant of licence May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to stay the grant of flying license to airline AirAsia India by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Pradeep Nandrajog disposed of the application filed by Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA), saying that...
  • AirAsia India all set to take off as DGCA gives license to the new airline May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: After a long wait and legal hurdles, new airline AirAsia India was on Wednesday granted the flying licence by aviation regulator DGCA, subject to the final outcome of cases opposing grant of the permit in the Delhi High Court. "We have granted the Air Operator's Permit (AOP or flying...
  • Centre asks states to clear 63,395 pending mines leases May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Irked over slow pace of disposal of mines concessions, the Centre has asked the states to clear over 60,000 applications without delays. "A huge 63,395 mineral concession applications are pending with Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Tamil Nadu. We have...
  • Twitter buys 900 IBM patents; companies enter into a cross-license agreement February 1, 2014

    New York: Twitter says it has bought 900 patents from IBM and that the companies have entered into a cross-license agreement. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Ben Lee, the short messaging service's legal director, says the deal provides Twitter with greater intellectual property protection and freedom to innovate. Twitter said in a November...
  • Delhi: Somnath Bharti surrenders Bar Council license January 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti on Saturday surrendered his Bar Council license after the Delhi Bar Council threatened to take action against him. Bharti was to have quit his membership of the Bar Council soon after taking over as a minister. The Bar Council will meet on January...
  • World's first state-licensed marijuana retailers open doors in Colorado January 3, 2014

    The world's first state-licensed marijuana retailers legally permitted to sell pot for recreational use opened for business in Colorado on Wednesday with long lines of customers, marking a new chapter in America's drug culture. Roughly three dozen former medical marijuana dispensaries newly cleared by state regulators to sell pot to consumers...
  • Tata Sons withdraws its bank licence application: RBI November 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Tata Sons has withdrawn its application for setting up a bank, saying its current financial services model best supports the needs of the group's domestic and overseas businesses. The withdrawal by Tata Sons leaves over two dozen applicants, including Anil Ambani Group and Aditya Birla Group, in the race...
  • Yale University in lockdown after report of person with gun in the campus November 25, 2013

    New Haven (US): Police have blocked off several downtown streets near Yale University as they investigate a report of a gunman in the area. Yale put the school in New Haven, Conn, on lockdown Monday morning and is advising students and staff to shelter in place. The school also issued an...
  • Nokia, Samsung extend patent licence agreement for five years November 4, 2013

    Helsinki: Finland's Nokia on Monday said Samsung Electronics has extended a phone patent license agreement between the two companies for five years. According to the deal, Nokia will receive additional compensation from Samsung, starting in the beginning of 2014. Nokia is planning to retain its patent portfolio despite the proposed sale of...
  • Expert group on new bank licences to hold 1st meeting on November 1 October 29, 2013

    A high-level panel chaired by former RBI Governor Bimal Jalan that will scrutinise applications for new bank licences will hold its first meeting on November 1. Other members of the high-level advisory committee (HLAC) are former RBI Deputy Governor Usha Thorat, former Securities and Exchange Board of India Chairman C B...
  • Pakistan: Massive irregularities in issuance of arms licences by PPP govt August 26, 2013

    Despite a freeze on fresh weapons licences, Pakistan's previous PPP government issued a staggering 1,87,189 permits for prohibited and non-prohibited bore weapons during its five-year tenure in power, a media report said on Monday. Former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani had imposed the ban as part of the measures taken to...
  • Manish Tewari's suggestion of licensing journalists is against freedom of expression: SAMC August 23, 2013

    South Asia Media Commission on Friday said Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari's suggestion of licensing journalists was against the right of freedom of expression. It said media organisations would do well to formulate a credible plan for a mechanism at the professional level at the earliest as "the delay on...
  • Acid attacks: Three months' jail term in MP for selling acid without license August 3, 2013

    In the light of Supreme Court's recent directive and to curb the acid attacks, Madhya Pradesh govt has tightened the rules regarding sale of acids, and introduced a jail term and heavy fine as penalty. Those selling acids without a valid license, or not maintaining a proper record of sale, will...
  • 2 arrested for making fake birth certificates, licences June 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Two persons were arrested on Sunday for allegedly making fake driving licenses and birth certificates in north-west Delhi. Additional Commissioner of Police (crime) Ravindra Yadav said Babu Ram, 29, and Ram Singh, 37 were arrested on a tip-off that they along with others were indulged in selling fake...
  • RBI expected to grant new bank licenses by end of FY'14 June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank, which issued clarifications on the new bank licence guidelines, is expected to grant new licenses by March 2014. on Tuesday, the central bank issued clarifications making it more stringent for getting new bank licence even as it allowed the aspirants to have the holding and...
  • Not possible to give bank permits to all eligible seekers: RBI June 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Making it tougher for aspirants, the Reserve Bank on Monday said it will look for very high quality applications to issue new bank permits and may not be possible to issue licences to all eligible applicants. "There is no predetermined number. RBI will be very selective while considering the...
  • RBI clarifies rules for new bank licences June 3, 2013

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank on Monday said in-principle approval for setting up of new banks will now be valid for 18 months, up from earlier proposed one year. Issuing clarification to queries on new bank licences, the RBI said the companies which would be eligible to apply must have a...
  • Singapore to require news websites to be licenced May 29, 2013

    Singapore: Singapore's government says a new policy will require online news websites to be licensed, a move that is being criticised as a form of censorship in a country where media outlets are already strictly controlled. The policy will require websites that report regularly on Singapore news and have at least...
  • No licenses for new liquor shops in Goa till June end May 13, 2013

    Panaji: The current ban in Goa on issuing licenses for new liquor retail outlets will continue to be in effect till June end, a senior official said on Monday. "The state government has decided not to issue any new licenses for the retail sale of liquor in the state till...
  • Andhra government bans women from pubs after 10 pm May 4, 2013

    New Delhi: In the wake of increasing rapes and other crime against women across the country, Andhra Pradesh has reportedly barred women from clubs, pubs and bars after 10 pm. The State government has also banned those under 21 from these places at any hour, despite the legal age for...
  • Regulators pull J&J plant license on quality concerns May 4, 2013

    Health officials in India have revoked Johnson & Johnson's license to make cosmetics at a plant outside Mumbai after they discovered the company had used an unauthorized process for sterilizing its baby powder. J&J said in a statement on Friday that it is in "ongoing discussions" with Indian regulators. "We understand their...
  • Have to bribe touts to get license: Delhi bus drivers April 8, 2013

    Four months after the Delhi gangrape triggered mass outrage and a series of promises by authorities, the dismal reality is that nothing has changed on the ground. Bus drivers still have to bribe touts to get a license. ...
  • Kapil Sibal approves Rs 104 cr penalty on Vodafone April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal is learnt to have approved a recommendation by two internal committees of the Department of Telecom (DoT) for imposing a fine of about Rs 104 crore on Vodafone for allegedly violating the licence conditions on routing of calls. "It was approved on March 23," official...
  • Asaduddin Owaisi detained for organising rally without permission March 2, 2013

    Bangalore: MIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi was on Saturday detained by the Karnataka police in Bidar for allegedly organising a rally without permission. The police also claim that Owaisi was carrying a weapon. The MP, who was later released, has been asked to submit his gun license details. If he fails to produce...
  • Vijay Mallya lists out Kingfisher revial plan January 10, 2013

    Mumbai: With employees threatening to move court for closure of the company, Kingfisher Airlines chairman Vijay Mallya on January 10 finally broke his silence through a letter to his employees saying the management is making every effort to restart operations. At the same time, Mallya urged the employees to be...
  • Microsoft sells 60 million Windows 8 licenses so far January 9, 2013

    Las Vegas: Microsoft Corp has sold 60 million licenses and upgrades for its new Windows 8 operating system in the 10 weeks since its launch, one of the top executives of the company's Windows unit said at the Consumer Electronics Show on Tuesday. The figure marks a solid but unspectacular start...
  • Vodafone seeks licence extension for Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Vodafone India today said it has sought extension of its licence period for Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata circles, which are coming up for renewal in November 2014. The telecom operator has sought the extension under clause 4.1 of the licence agreement under which the government can extend the...
  • Apple pays $21 mn to use Swiss railway clock design November 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Apple, who was of late accused of copying the design of the iconic Swiss Railway station clock for the new iPad clock app in iOS 6, reportedly paid about $21 million for the right to license the clock's design, reports mashable citing the local Swiss publication Tages-Anzeiger. The clock...
  • No timeframe set for Kingfisher's revival plan: DGCA November 8, 2012

    Hyderabad: Aviation regulator DGCA on Thursday said that no timeframe has been set for the debt-ridden Kingfisher Airlines to submit its comprehensive revival plan. Director General of Civil Aviation Arun Mishra said the proposal will be examined in all aspects before taking decision on revoking its license. "They (Kingfisher) said they...
  • 2 pilots arrested for facilitating cheating in exam May 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested two pilots for allegedly facilitating cheating in the Commercial Pilot License Exam held earlier in March this year. While one arrested pilot belongs to Alliance Air, the other works with a Gurgaon-based private airlines. The investigations conducted so far reveal that the...