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  • Parliament panel calls for DRDO revamp, seeks role for private sector April 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Worried over the "giant gap" in the availability of arms and ammunition and its implications for India's "combat ratio" with prime adversaries, a parliamentary panel on Monday called for a "complete revamp" and re-orientation of DRDO to allow active participation of the private sector. The Standing Committee on Defence...
  • Rajya Sabha creates history, passes Private Member's Bill to protect rights of transgenders April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: It is a historic day for transgenders as the Rajya Sabha on Friday unanimously passed a Private Member's Bill moved by Rajya Sabha MP Trichy Siva to protect their rights. The Bill aims at formulation and implementation of a comprehensive national policy for the upliftment of transgenders. After Act...
  • Don't give MBA admissions till April 28, Bombay High Court tells Maharashtra private colleges April 23, 2015

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday restrained the private colleges in Maharashtra from granting admissions to MBA courses on the basis of common entrance test (CET) held in March this year till April 28. The order was passed by a division bench headed by Justice...
  • Jet Airways starts more domestic services to cash in on summer rush April 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Jet Airways on Thursday announced 31 additional flights in the domestic network to meet the holiday rush beginning next month. The leading private carrier has already introduced 23 inbound and outbound flights from New Delhi to seven cities, including Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru. Some of these services include late...
  • Twitter now lets you receive DMs from anyone, even if you don't follow them April 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Twitter has tweaked its Direct Messages feature that will now allow you to send a one-to-one message to anyone without them having to follow you first. The new Direct Messages setting will make private conversations easier, without the need to go through the usual 'follow' profile rule. All you need...
  • Give free treatment to acid attack survivours: SC to private hospitals April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Coming to the aid of acid attack survivours, the Supreme Court on asked all private hospitals across the country to provide free treatment, including medicines and expensive reconstruction surgeries, to such survivours. A social justice bench comprising justices Madan B Lokur and UU Lalit asked all state governments...
  • Alia Bhatt to endorse chocolate brand that reflects her philosophy April 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Lively and youthful Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt has been roped in to endorse chocolate brand Cadbury Perk. She says it's new campaign 'Jiyo Lightum Light', reflecting her own philosophy of "enjoying the lighter moments of life". Mondelez India Foods Private Limited (formerly Cadbury India Ltd.) announced Alia's appointment as brand...
  • UP: Eunuch chops off private parts of two youths in Meerut March 25, 2015

    Meerut: The private parts of two youths were on Tuesday allegedly chopped off by a eunuch in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh, police said. The incident came to light on Wednesday morning when villagers found two youths, in critical condition near Panchali poultry farm under Jaani police station limits, police said. The...
  • Less than 30 per cent private school seats reserved under RTE filled up in India: Study March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Less than 30 per cent of the seats earmarked for disadvantaged students in private schools under the RTE norm has been filled up, said a study released on Tuesday, seeking well-defined rules to ensure effective implementation of the law. It said that out of 21,40,287 seats in private...
  • Summoning in Herald case illegal: Sonia Gandhi to Delhi HC March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said in Delhi High Court that the summons issued against her, Rahul Gandhi and five others in the National Herald case were "illegal", claiming no one was cheated in the acquisition process. A bench of Justice Sunil Gaur was told by senior advocate...
  • Ducati officially reopens in India with three dealers March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Ducati has officially reopened in India with three dealerships open now in Mumbai, Delhi and Gurgaon. Ducati India Private Limited, headed by MD Ravi Avalur, is the official subsidiary of Ducati Motor. The new dealerships will offer the Ducati Diavel, Hypermotard, Monster and Panigale models. The new Scrambler, which...
  • Helicopter bookings for Amarnath Yatra to start from March 20 March 19, 2015

    Jammu: Advance online booking of helicopter tickets for this year's Amarnath Yatra will start from March 20, a senior official of the shrine board said in Jammu on Thursday. "The advance online booking of helicopter tickers for this year's Amarnath Yatra would start from March 20; the Shrine Board has made...
  • Indian government revokes ban on private vehicles over 15 years old March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: This should ring in as good news for people who own or collect old cars and motorcycles. The Government of India has announced that there will be no ban on private vehicles that are older than 15 years. However, it proposes to reduce the time gap in between fitness...
  • India's first private airport to be operational by April in Durgapur March 16, 2015

    Durgapur: Country's first private greenfield airport at Durgapur, promoted by Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Ltd (BAPL), is likely to be operational by April 14. "The final calibration of navigational aids at the airport by Airport Authority is done. Now, we expect to get final DGCA licence in a month," state Transport Secretary...
  • Coal scam: Court frames charges against JIPL, Rungtas' March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Jharkhand Ispat Private Limited (JIPL) and its two directors RC Rungta and RS Rungta were on Monday put on trial by a special court which framed charges against them for securing allotment of North Dhadu coal block in Jharkhand allegedly on the basis of false and forged documents. The...
  • Explained: Controversy over Hilary Clinton's private email March 15, 2015

    Washington: Hillary Rodham Clinton's decision to eschew government email and use her own private server as US secretary of state has raised questions about secrecy, security and the law - including whether she might have deleted important messages instead of preserving them for public scrutiny and history. The controversy has...
  • Land Bill row: Government may move amendment on 'private entity' March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Facing fire from the opposition over amendments to the Land Bill, Government is learnt to have restricted the definition of a private body which acquires land for its projets. A day before The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill comes up...
  • Gadkari set to achieve target of building 25-kms of highways everyday March 3, 2015

    Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari has set the ball rolling to achieve the target of building 25-kilometers of highways everyday. Speaking exclusively to Network 18, he proposed a new public private partnership model with government pitching. ...
  • Hyderabad: Wife peels off skin of man's private parts with knife for suspecting her 'character' March 3, 2015

    Hyderabad: A 30-year-old woman allegedly peeled off the private parts of her 35-year-old husband with a knife after having an argument, police sources said on Monday. The alleged incident occurred on Saturday when the woman, who works at a hospital, took out a knife and peeled off the skin of her...
  • Railways needs Rs 2 lakh crore to complete projects, getting private money is not easy February 25, 2015

    (KH Muniyappa is a seven time MP (Lok Sabha) from Kolar in Karnataka. Between 2004 and 2014, he was minister of state Railways, Transport and Minister of State (Independent charge) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) New Delhi: The health of the Indian Railways in not in good shape. The Railways is...
  • Surya namaskar made mandatory in 48,000 government schools in Rajasthan February 4, 2015

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has issued orders on Tuesday to make 'surya namaskar' mandatory in all government and private schools in the state with immediate effect. The order issued by the office is in line with that of Madhya Pradesh government which issued a similar direction a while back. Critics...
  • I can't be compared to Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Sherlock', they do things at a larger scale, says 'PI Private Investigator' actor Mrinal Dutt January 30, 2015

    Mrinal Dutt went to Mumbai about four years ago. It was not very difficult for this young guy to find work as a model initially. He got to play cameos in generic TV serials and was quite clearly happy to do them. He landed a role in the youthful series...
  • Jennifer Lopez: I'd love to have twins again January 27, 2015

    Los Angeles: Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez says she wants to be blessed with another baby. "Kids make you believe in all kinds of things, like how anything is possible," people.com quoted Lopez as saying. The mother to six-year-old twins -- Max and Emme -- wants to expand her family. "I don't know if it's...
  • Mrinal Dutt: We need to get serious about TV January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian crime dramas are often compared with their foreign counterparts and blamed for killing suspense by obvious hints. Actor Mrinal Dutt, who is seen as the male lead in TV show 'Private Investigator', says though Indian serials are moving towards that acclaim, it's time to take TV seriously. "There...
  • Mutation of land purchased by Robert Vadra's firms in Rajasthan cancelled January 4, 2015

    Jaipur: The mutation of land purchased in Rajasthan by Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's firm Skylight Hospitality Private Limited has been cancelled by the state government on Sunday. Vadra's Skylight Hospitality's transaction with DLF had been under the scanner for a long time. The areas include Gajner, Goileri and Kolayat Tehsil. District...
  • Cabinet to discuss changes in Land acquisition Act through ordinance today December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet in its meeting on Monday evening is likely to approve ordinances for the Land Acquisition Act and Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act. President Pranab Mukherjee had last week, signed ordinances on raising the cap of Foreign Direct Investment in Insurance as well as...
  • Indian private airlines suffering from financial stress December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: All private Indian airlines are suffering from financial stress as found in financial audits carried out in 2014 by aviation regulator DGCA, Lok Sabha was informed on Sunday. Observing that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had conducted an audit of all airlines on the impact of financial...
  • Parliament live: BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj apologises for comments on Godse December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: In Friday's Parliament Session, the Lok Sabha is scheduled to take up Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2014, Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2014 and Private Members' Bills. The Private Members' Bills will also be taken up in the Rajya Sabha. ...
  • Sandhya Mridul makes a comeback on TV; to feature in 'Private Investigator' December 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Sandhya Mridul, who is making a comeback on TV after a decade, says she does not consider the length but her role when she opts for a show. Sandhya, 39, plays a mother in the newly launched detective TV drama 'Private Investigator', where actor Mrinal Dutt plays the...
  • Jaipur: 17-day-old boy's private part allegedly cut-off by a relative over a property dispute December 3, 2014

    Jaipur: In a shocking incident from Jaipur, a relative allegedly cut off the private parts of a 17-day-old baby over a property dispute. The doctor said that the reconstructive surgery was not possible till the boy is 5 years of age. The boy's parents have registered an FIR and have alleged...