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  • EU investigates tax rulings on Apple, Starbucks, Fiat June 12, 2014

    London: The European Commission raised pressure on Ireland, the Netherlands and Luxembourg over their corporate tax practices, saying it was investigating deals the countries have cut with Apple, Starbucks and Fiat. The EU is looking at whether the countries' tax treatment of multinationals, which help to attract investment and jobs that...
  • Formula One to consider dropping practice session June 7, 2014

    Formula One, in another cost cutting move, is looking to drop one practice session and trim Grand Prix weekends from four days to three. While the proposal has yet to be approved, team technical directors said on Friday following practice at the Canadian Grand Prix that they were aware of the...
  • Rosberg fastest in Australian GP third practice March 15, 2014

    Melbourne: Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in Saturday's pre-qualifying practice session for the season-opening Formula One Australian Grand Prix, well clear of his rivals. Rosberg was 1.4 seconds faster than the next-best driver, Jenson Button of McLaren, around the Albert Park street circuit. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was third fastest,...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel fastest in opening practice at BIC October 25, 2013

    Greater Noida: Sebastian Vettel drove 35 flawless laps in the second practice session Friday to edge Red Bull teammate Mark Webber for the quickest time ahead of Sunday's Indian Grand Prix. Vettel recorded 1 minute, 25.722 seconds on soft tires for his best lap on the Buddh International Circuit, .289 faster...
  • Webber fastest in final practice for Japanese GP October 12, 2013

    Suzuka: Red Bull driver Mark Webber set the fastest time in final practice for the Japanese Grand Prix while teammate and runaway championship leader Sebastian Vettel sat out the last 20 minutes with a KERS powerboost problem and was ninth ahead of qualifying later Saturday. Webber's lap of 1 minute and...
  • Sebastian Vettel fastest in second practice at Japanese GP October 11, 2013

    Suzuka: Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel had the fastest time in Friday's practice for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix, indicating the German is in a good position to clinch his fourth straight championship in Sunday's race. Vettel's time of 1 minute and 33.852 seconds around the Suzuka circuit was 0.168...
  • Vettel fastest in third practice at Belgian GP August 24, 2013

    Belgium: Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in the third practice session at the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later Saturday. The three-time defending Formula One champion beat Fernando Alonso's time late in the session to clock a best of 1 minute, 48.327 seconds, putting him 0.105 clear of the...
  • DLF pays Rs 1.5 lakh compensation to allottee for delaying project, not refunding money August 22, 2013

    DLF Ltd has been directed by a consumer forum in New Delhi to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to an allottee as compensation for its "unfair trade practice" of not refunding money paid for booking a flat which was not handed over in time. The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum...
  • NHRC seeks Health Ministry views on clinical trial guidelines August 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission has written to Union Health Ministry seeking their views on draft guidelines on clinical trials including compensation and risks involved. The guidelines, framed by an expert committee of NHRC, has suggested that ethics committees should be set up in all institutions undertaking studies...
  • Sebastian Vettel fastest in final practice for German Grand Prix July 6, 2013

    Nuerburgring, Germany: Threetime defending Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel produced a sizzling lap in his Red Bull to post the fastest time by a large margin in Saturday's final practice before qualifying for the German Grand Prix. Vettel is the championship leader and is seeking his first win at home. He...
  • Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton tops German GP first practice July 5, 2013

    Nuerburgring, Germany: There was no sign of the tyre blowouts which marred last weekend's British Grand Prix in first practice in Germany on Friday as Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheets in his Mercedes. However, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso had an electrical problem with his car and failed to set a time. Under gloomy...
  • Force India cancel Rossiter's F1 practice debut June 28, 2013

    Wet conditions at the Silverstone race track have forced Sahara Force India to cancel James Rossiter's Formula One Practice debut ahead of the first practice for the British Grand Prix. Rossiter is the simulator driver for Force India and was scheduled to drive Adrian Sutil's VJM06 during the first practice...
  • Woods and Garcia decide to burry the hatchet June 11, 2013

    Sergio Garcia approached Tiger Woods at the driving range at Merion Golf Club on Monday and after a brief exchange shook hands with the world number one in an apparent attempt to make up after their recent unpleasantness. The meeting during practice for the U.S. Open was the first between the...
  • US businesses complain about India trade practices June 6, 2013

    Washington: Leading US business groups on Wednesday urged President Barack Obama to act against what they said were "unacceptable" Indian trade practices that have hurt US exports in areas ranging from pharmaceuticals to electronics. The National Association of Manufacturers and other business groups expressed their concerns in a letter that was...
  • Law Ministry for 37 years jail for spot, match fixing May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The Law Ministry has proposed punishment ranging from three to seven years' jail for various "dishonest" practices in a sporting event, including spotfixing and matchfixing. The draft 'Dishonest Practice in Sporting Event (Prevention) Bill', submitted to the Sports Ministry, provides for punishment of up to three years in jail...
  • Mercedes' Rosberg quickest in first Monaco GP practice May 23, 2013

    Monaco: Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg posted the fastest time in the first practice session of the Monaco Grand Prix on Thursday. The German driver has been on pole position for the last two races and clocked 1 minute and 16.195 seconds to finish 0.087 faster than Ferrari rival Fernando Alonso. Alonso...
  • Only 21 per cent foreign-educated doctors can practice in India March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Only 21.76 per cent of Indian doctors trained abroad have qualified to practice in the country, parliament was informed on Tuesday. A total of 14,476 doctors who completed their medical degrees abroad appeared for the screening test during the year 2012 out of which 3,150 candidates or 21.76 per...
  • Australian team has extended practice session at Mohali March 10, 2013

    Mohali: Seeking to revive their sagging morale, the Australian cricketers Sunday had an extended four-hour practice session ahead of the third Test against India, scheduled to be held here from Thursday. Trailing 0-2 after big defeats in Chennai and Hyderabad, the Aussies arrived here last Thursday - a good seven days...
  • ISI spy caught in Pokharan two days after IAF's air exercise February 25, 2013

    Jodhpur: Barely two days after the conclusion of the Indian Air Force's air exercise 'Iron Fist' in Pokhran, a suspected spy has been caught giving information of the war games to an Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) operative in Pakistan. Sumer Khan (34), a computer expert, was taken into custody by army...
  • Five sustainable practices India must make mandatory January 14, 2013

    1. Fishing Fishing stocks around the globe started dropping in 1988. In India, data on the availability of fish stocks and yield is poor, but given the prevalent ocean fishing practices, sustainable methods need to be implemented not only for the survival of marine biodiversity but the fishing industry as well....
  • Yuvraj picked for India A against England XI October 24, 2012

    Chennai: Comeback batsman Yuvraj Singh was Wednesday picked in the India A squad which will play England XI in their opening threeday practice game scheduled from October 30 in Mumbai. Yuvraj, who has returned to cricket after recovering from a rare germ cell cancer, showed fine form in North Zone's Duleep...
  • Singapore GP practice: Force India duo in top 10 September 21, 2012

    Singapore: Sahara Force India's Paul di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg finished in the top 10 in both opening practice sessions for the Singapore Grand Prix, here on Friday. Hulkenberg was seventh in the first free practice with a timing of 1:51.658 while Di Resta finished a place behind after clocking 1:51.943,...
  • Kobayashi tops Practice 1 at Belgium GP August 31, 2012

    SpaFrancorchamps, Belgium: Ferrari's Formula One championship leader Fernando Alonso lapped more than 29 seconds off the pace in a rainlashed and meaningless first practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday. Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi ended up with his name on top of the timing screens after a fastest lap of...
  • India antitrust body investigating Google August 14, 2012

    New Delhi: India's antitrust regulator has launched a probe against Google Inc over alleged anticompetitive practices by the US Internet search giant, following a complaint by a consumer advocacy group, a federal minister said on Monday. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has received information about contravention of an Indian competition...
  • Nike unveils new Indian cricket gear July 17, 2012

    Chennai: Nike, the official apparel sponsor for the BCCI, on Tuesday launched its new range of training gear for the Indian team, with Duncan Fletcher and six members of the oneday team present at a function at the M A Chidambaram Stadium. The kit was unveiled ahead of Indias limitedovers tour...
  • Yuvraj starts practice, eyes T20 World Cup June 25, 2012

    Bangalore: Hoping to make a comeback to international cricket with the Twenty20 World Cup in September, Yuvraj Singh on Monday batted for the first time after undergoing treatment for a rare germ cell cancer earlier this year. "Grilling session at nca! Happy to hit a few balls after almost 6...
  • Valencia practice blues don't worry Hamilton June 23, 2012

    Valencia: Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton kept his spirits up after his McLaren team looked well off the pace at the European Grand Prix on Friday. "I'm about 95 per cent away from where I want to be with my car at the moment, but I'll get back 90...
  • Deonarine, Fudadin cleared to travel to England May 9, 2012

    London: West Indies batsmen Narsingh Deonarine and Assad Fudadin are scheduled to arrive in England on Wednesday after finally managing to finally secure their UK travel visas in Jamaica. The lefthanded Guyanese pair had been stuck in Jamaica since last week as they awaited their documents in order to link...
  • Rosberg fastest in Bahrain GP final practice April 21, 2012

    Sakhir, Bahrain: Nico Rosberg looks to be the driver to beat in qualifying after posting the fastest time in final practice on Saturday at the Bahrain Grand Prix where security remains tight amid expectations of further antigovernment protests. Rosberg, who won the Chinese Grand Prix last week for his first Formula...
  • Force India miss second practice in Bahrain April 20, 2012

    Bahrain: The Formula One team Force India skipped the second practice at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday due to safety concerns. Deputy team principal Robert Fernley said the decision was made following the first practice and a day after two Force India members left the Gulf nation in the wake...