Officers

  • Amitabh Bachchan's 'Bhoothnath Returns' mints over Rs 18 crore in three days 14-04-2014 02:11 PM

    New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan has packed a punch with his new film 'Bhoothnath Returns', which not only opened to a positive response from both the critics and audiences, but the comedy has also proved to be commercially viable. It has earned over Rs 18 crore in its opening weekend at...
  • SSB to now recruit women officers 14-04-2014 01:44 PM

    New Delhi: Breaking the male bastion in the five decade-old Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), the government has approved recruitment of young women as 'combat officers' in the second largest border guarding force. The women officers, after induction, will have an opportunity to serve in far-flung border locations of the force...
  • Medical officer arrested over bribery charges 11-04-2014 10:41 PM

    Vigilance sleuths caught red-handed Dr Ram Murty Jha, Medical Officer of Primary Health Centre at Murol in Muzaffarpur, on Friday, while accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from a peon. Vigilance SP Parvez Akhtar said Jha had demanded Rs 6,000 from Sanjay Kumar working as a peon at Kanti PHC...
  • Industrial production in negative zone, dips 1.9 pc in February 11-04-2014 07:02 PM

    New Delhi: After feeble signs of a recovery, industrial production once again slipped into negative territory and contracted 1.9 per cent in February due to poor performance in manufacturing, especially capital goods. Factory output as measured by the index of industrial production (IIP) showed a decline of 0.1 per cent...
  • e Lounge: 'Main Tera Hero' collects Rs 14.67 crores on opening weekend 08-04-2014 04:33 PM

    Directed by David Dhawan, 'Main Tera Hero' staring Varun Dhawan, Ileana D'Cruz and Nargis Fakhri is a romantic action-comedy. The film has got a good opening at the box office after reportedly having collected 6.60 crores net on its first day and 8.07 crores net approximately on its second day,...
  • 'Captain America' becomes box office hero; sets April records at USD 96.2 million 08-04-2014 10:05 AM

    Los Angeles: It took in less than the weekend estimates of $96.2 million, but 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' was still the weekend's box office hero, setting the record for the largest domestic April debut with a solid $95 million. The comic-book-adapted sequel, starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel...
  • Congress complains against BJP for distributing 'objectionable book' 06-04-2014 02:54 PM

    Congress on Sunday filed a complaint with the District Returning Officer (DRO) here against BJP for allegedly distributing a book carrying objectionable content against party president Sonia Gandhi. The book, authored by an unknown writer, was distributed in the Morena-Sheopur area allegedly by BJP workers, district Congress spokesman Rajendra Yadav...
  • 'Sherlock' co-star Martin Freeman to play Richard III next 06-04-2014 11:21 AM

    London: Actor Martin Freeman is set to play Richard III in his first ever Shakespearean role this coming summer. The 42-year-old actor will play the Machiavellian King from July until September at Trafalgar Studios in Whitehall, the Daily Mirror online. The play's director, Jamie Lloyd, is currently casting for other...
  • Snoopgate: Gujarat HC rejects IAS officer's plea against Modi 02-04-2014 03:53 PM

    New Delhi: The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition by an IAS officer seeking registration of FIR against Chief Minister Narendra Modi, his aide Amit Shah and others in the snoopgate scandal. The Gujarat rejected the petition of IAS officer Pradeep Sharma and asked him to file it...
  • Nearly 100 IAS officers fail to declare assets 02-04-2014 03:47 PM

    As many as 94 of 210 Bihar cadre IAS officers have failed to declare their assets, officials in Patna said. Forty-five percent of the IAS officers failed to declare details of their assets to the state government despite an official directive and now the government has warned them of action...
  • Block Education Officer, Circle Inspector arrested for accepting bribe 02-04-2014 07:51 AM

    Sleuths of the Vigilance Investigation Bureau allegedly caught the Block Education Officer of Samastipur and Circle Inspector of Alamnagar in Madhepura while taking bribe on Tuesday. "BEO Sudeshwar Sah was arrested when he was accepting Rs 25,000 from one Sunil Kumar Jha for the advancement of the government middle school...
  • Sunil Gavaskar wants feedback on IPL COO from team owners 01-04-2014 10:14 PM

    New Delhi: Interim BCCI chief for IPL, Sunil Gavaskar has reached out to the team owners to take their feedback on whether to continue with the services of Sundar Raman, the Chief Operating Officer of the T20 league. While the Supreme Court ordered removal of all India Cements employees, except...
  • EC announces change in poll timings of four Lok Sabha constituencies 30-03-2014 07:58 AM

    Election Commission has given its nod for amendments in poll timings in four parliamentary constituencies in Chhattisgarh. State's Chief Election Officer Sunil Kujoor on Saturday said EC has made amendments to poll timings for four Lok Sabhaconstituencies-- Bastar, Rajnandgaon, Kanker and Mahasamund. Kujoor said under Bastar parliamentary seat, except Jagdalpur...
  • Bhopal: CBI arrests I-T officer, husband for taking Rs 10 lakh bribe 29-03-2014 11:31 AM

    Bhopal: The CBI on Saturday arrested a top Income Tax official and her politician husband on charges of taking bribe. Poonam Rai, the Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, and her husband Ganesh Malviya, a BJP leader, were arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs 10 lakh from a builder. The...
  • Mobile devices uninteresting without cloud: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella 29-03-2014 10:16 AM

    New York: Microsoft's India-born CEO Satya Nadella, while signalling a new course for the firm, said mobile and cloud are "two facets" of the same thing, a belief that found place in his maiden speech as chief executive of the software giant. Nadella, who was appointed Microsoft's third CEO last...
  • Microsoft Office for iPad review: It's beautiful, intuitive and functional 29-03-2014 09:54 AM

    New York: Microsoft Office fans who've spent the last nine months using the software's suite of apps on their tiny smartphone screens are probably thrilled that they can finally create and update documents on the iPad's significantly bigger display surface. The new version of Office for Apple's tablet is not...
  • Microsoft finally unveils Office software suite for Apple iPad 28-03-2014 06:53 AM

    San Francisco: Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people are using instead of trying to protect the company's lucrative Windows franchise. Thursday's unveiling of the much-anticipated...
  • Live blog: Satya Nadella's public debut as Microsoft CEO; Office for iPad announcement 27-03-2014 07:03 PM

    When Satya Nadella hosts his first major press conference as Microsoft CEO, he's likely to describe - if not officially launch - versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint designed for Apple's iPad, looking to cash in on a market worth up to $7 billion a year.The technology behind the software...
  • 120 companies of paramilitary forces to be deployed for LS polls 27-03-2014 08:02 AM

    Hundred and twenty companies of paramilitary forces will be deployed along with the state police force to ensure law and order during Lok Sabha polling in Rajasthan on April 17 and 24. 94 companies will be deployed for elections in 20 constituencies on April 17 and the remaining 5 constituencies...
  • Central government offices to remain closed on poll days 26-03-2014 05:38 PM

    All central government offices, coming under the area where upcoming Lok Sabha and assembly elections are scheduled to be held, will remain closed on the day of polling. "The relevant offices or organisations shall remain closed on the day of poll in the notified areas where general elections to the...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to make his public debut on Thursday, may talk about Office suite for Apple's iPad 26-03-2014 11:42 AM

    Seattle: Satya Nadella, the Indian-born self-described cricket fanatic who took over as Microsoft Corp's chief executive last month, makes his public debut on Thursday and is expected to go on the offensive right away with some bold strokes. When Nadella hosts his first major press conference this week, he's likely...
  • Heavy rains, lightning in Lucknow leads to massive power cuts 25-03-2014 09:44 AM

    A massive storm accompanied by lightning and heavy rains lashed Lucknowon Tuesday leaving several trees uprooted. The Met Office recorded wind speed of around 30 km per hour here. No loss of life has been reported so far though there was some damage to property as many hoardings and tin...
  • Father-son duo to serve as IAS officers in MP 24-03-2014 02:47 PM

    In a first instance of its kind in Madhya Pradesh, a father-son duo will be serving together as IAS officers in the state. Iqbal Singh Bains who is an IAS officer of the 1985 batch is now on deputation to New Delhi while his son Amanveer Singh was alloted the...
  • CEC seeks report on poll code violation by former DGP Harish Meena 22-03-2014 09:59 PM

    The Rajasthan Election Department has sought factual report about the alleged violation of poll code by former DGP and BJP candidate Harish Meena at a government bungalow in Jaipur. "I have sought a report in this case," Chief Electoral Officer of Rajasthan Ashok Jain told reporters here on Saturday when...
  • Government violates poll code by transferring BDOs, claims BJP 20-03-2014 11:29 PM

    Main opposition BJP in Uttarakhand lodged a complaint with the Election Commission, on Thursday, accusing the state government of violating the model code of conduct by transferring 25 BDOs recently. Citing a recent directive of the commission putting a ban on transfers after February 15, Leader of Opposition in the...
  • Italy court confirms Berlusconi ban from public office 19-03-2014 12:02 PM

    Italy's highest appeals court on Tuesday confirmed a two-year ban from public office for centre-right leader and former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi over a conviction for tax fraud. Berlusconi lawyer Niccolo Ghedini said he was "extremely disappointed" by the ruling of the Court of Cassation, which diminishes Berlusconi's hopes of...
  • Sunny Leone positive about 'Ragini MMS 2' 19-03-2014 10:36 AM

    Bollywood actress Sunny Leone is quite positive that her new film 'Ragini MMS 2' will do well at the box office. This is the first adult horror film in Bollywood. She says, "I just want to work. I don't have a set people that I feel like I have to...
  • Satya Nadella may unveil Microsoft Office for iPad at March 27 event 18-03-2014 06:33 AM

    Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella may unveil an iPad version of the company's Office software suite on March 27, a source familiar with the event told Reuters, and use his first big press appearance to launch the company's most profitable product in a version compatible with Apple's popular tablet. Nadella,...
  • Martyred soldier's wife joins Indian Army as Lieutenant 15-03-2014 05:09 PM

    Chennai: Scripting history, 26-year-old Priya Semwal, who lost her husband in a counter-insurgency operation two years back, was today inducted into the technical wing of the armed force as a young officer. From a college-going woman married to an Army jawan in 2006 to an officer commissioned into the Corps...
  • Probe ordered into violation of code of conduct by MPCC president 13-03-2014 11:31 PM

    The district electoral officer ordered a probe into reports of MPCC President Arun Yadav violating the Model Code of Conduct by allegedly doling out cash to a person during the Bhagoria weekly market in Jhirniya village during the Holi festival. Yadav, who arrived here to take part in a party...