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  • Asian Games 2014: Indian girls win bronze in sailing 21 hours 3 minutes ago

    Incheon: Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan endured disqualification in one of the 12 races before claiming a bronze medal in the women's 29er two person dinghy sailing event of the Asian Games, here on Tuesday. Varsha as skipper and Aishwarya as crew finished with net 25 points. Nethra Kumanan ended...
  • Asian Games 2014: Sailors Varsha, Aishwarya still in medal race 4 days ago

    Incheon: Young Indian women sailors Varsha Gautham and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan occupied third place after eight rounds in the 29er class competition despite being disqualified in the seventh race in the Asian Games sailing competition here on Friday. The Indian duo, who led a small bunch of six teams after six races...
  • SC cancels 214 coal block allocations, says government free to auction all after March 2015 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Almost a month after the country's top court declared 218 coal block allocations made between 1993 and 2009 as illegal and non-transparent, the apex court on Wednesday cancelled 214 allocations dealing a blow to the coal companies. The highlights of the judgement, that takes a critical view of the...
  • Quashing of 214 coal blocks 'first effective blow' to crony capitalism: JDU 6 days ago

    New Delhi: JD(U) on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to quash the allocation of 214 of the 218 coal blocks allotted since 1993 and said it was the first effective blow to "crony capitalism". "I welcome it. This is the first effective blow to expanding crony capitalism. "After this order,...
  • Coal scam: SC cancels all coal block allocations except four 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday cancelled 214 coal block allocations between 1993 and 2008 except for four, which are government-run non-joint ventures. The coal blocks exempted include Sasan, UMPP, NTPC and SAIL. The court said that the allocations are arbitrary and that there were no basis for the allocations....
  • Government mulls closing some lossmaking state firms, Air India, ONGC, BSNL on the list September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Government officials will meet on Tuesday to discuss proposals to shut down some lossmaking stateowned companies, risking a conflict with powerful trade unions. After two decades of halting privatisations, the Central government still owns about 260 firms and thousands more at the state level, involved in activities ranging from...
  • Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved August 29, 2014

    Death Valley (US): For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks some weighing hundreds of pounds zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth. Now two researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, have photographed...
  • PM condoles deaths at Bhilai plant, assures Raman Singh of assistance June 13, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled deaths due to gas leakage at Bhilai Steel Plant and assured Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh of all help for rescue and relief operations. "The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, spoke to Dr Raman Singh, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh this morning, and assured him of...
  • Bhilai gas tragedy: Casualty unlikely to go up, says SAIL June 13, 2014

    The number of casualties due to the leakage of poisonous gas in SAILs Bhilai Steel Plant is unlikely to go beyond six as all the people who were injured are now safe and out of danger, the company said on Friday. "Out of the persons who were brought to the hospital,...
  • Magisterial probe ordered into Bhilai gas tragedy June 13, 2014

    A magisterial probe has been ordered into the incident of leakage of poisonous gas at SAIL's Bhilai plant in which six people, including two Deputy General Managers, were killed and about 30 others injured. "A magisterial inquiry, headed by the Durg Additional District Magistrate, has been ordered into the incident," Durg...
  • India becomes net steel exporter after 6 years April 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India became net steel exporter in 2013-14 after a gap of six years and is likely to maintain the momentum in 2014-15 as producers are looking to dock more overseas shipment to tide over subdued domestic consumption. Total steel exports by India during the last fiscal stood at 5.59...
  • Rashid Khan wins SAIL-SBI Open golf March 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashid Khan of India claimed a play-off victory over Bangladeshi Siddikur Rahman at the SAIL-SBI Open with a birdie on the first extra hole at the Delhi Golf Course (DGC) here Saturday. The 23-year-old completed a memorable wire-to-wire victory at his home course, atoning for his heartbreaking play-off defeat...
  • Rashid, Mithun joint leaders after rain suspends SAIL Open February 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India's Rashid Khan and Mithun Perera of Sri Lanka were joint leaders but were left stranded on the seventh and eighth hole respectively after torrential rain suspended the third day's play in the SAIL-SBI golf tournament here on Friday. Overnight leader, Rashid dropped a bogey at the fifth hole,...
  • Rashid Khan leads the field by four strokes in SAIL-SBI Open February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A double bogey threatened to spoil his card but Rashid Khan made a superb recovery as he scored a three-under 69 to lead the field by four strokes at the halfway stage of the SAIL-SBI Open at the Delhi Golf Course on Thursday. The 23-year-old Indian, who launched his...
  • Golfer Anirban Lahiri aims to defend title at season-opening SAIL-SBI Open February 25, 2014

    Two-time defending champion Lahiri would be eyeing a hat-trick at the Asian Tour's season-opening SAIL-SBI Open which will tee off at the prestigious Delhi Golf Club on Wednesday. ...
  • Anirban aims to defend title at season-opening SAIL-SBI Open February 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Two-time defending champion Anirban Lahiri would be eyeing a hat-trick at the Asian Tour's season-opening USD 300,000 SAIL-SBI Open which will tee off at the prestigious Delhi Golf Club on Wednesday. The 26-year-old golfer, who beat Thailand's Prom Meesawat and compatriot Rashid Khan in play-offs in 2012 and 2013...
  • Bhilai Steel Plant registers impressive growth February 16, 2014

    Bhilai Steel Plant, the flagship unit of public sector Steel Authority of India Ltd, on Saturday said it saw growth in production in three categories in April to January period in the current fiscal, enabling it to meet the yearly targets. The plant registered growth of 2.6 percent, 1.6 percent and...
  • SAIL chairman announces Rs 72 crore expansion plans, says difficult times are over January 20, 2014

    Steel Authority of India (SAIL) chairman Chandreshwar Verma on Sunday said the public sector's difficult days were over and it was on the path of growth. "The difficult days have ended for SAIL, whose future is bright," Verma said, adding the steel company has embarked upon an expansion project worth Rs...
  • Beni Prasad accuses Mulayam Singh of 'exploiting Yadav community' January 13, 2014

    Accusing Mulayam Singh Yadav of indulging in nepotism, Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma has said that his stint with Congress was better than the 30 years spent with the SP supremo. "Yadav is practicising nepotism and exploiting his own caste (Yadavs)," Verma while addressing a programme in Bahraich on Sunday."The last...
  • SAIL seeks final iron ore mine approvals from PMG November 17, 2013

    SAIL has knocked at the doors of the Prime Minister's Project Monitoring Group, set up to expedite approvals of stalled infrastructure proposals, seeking final forest and environment clearances for mining and capacity expansion at the Gua iron ore mines in Jharkhand. "We have approached them (the PMG) as stageII (final) forest...
  • CBI intensifies probe into missing iron ore, big shots in the previous BJP govt shaken October 2, 2013

    Just as Lalu Prasad meets his nemesis 17 years after the fodder scam in Bihar, the CBI investigations into the case of the missing ironore in Karnataka is spreading jitters among Karnataka's high and mighty. Two MLAs have already been arrested, two others interrogated and bureaucrats too face the heat...
  • SAIL scouts for new iron ore mines in MP,Chhattisgarh,Odisha September 8, 2013

    State-owned SAIL is scouting for new iron ore mines in several states, including Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Karnataka, as it is gearing up to increase its steel making capacity by up to 50 per cent to 21 million tonnes by this fiscal. "For ensuring regular supplies of iron ore, capacities...
  • Decision on wage revision for SAIL employees remain inconclusive August 24, 2013

    A meeting between SAIL management and workers' representatives to discuss issues related wage revision for non-executives ended inconclusive on Saturday. The meet that lasted nearly five hours failed to arrive at a decision, dashing hopes of 85,000 employees for an early resolution on revision of in basic pay and DA. Earlier,...
  • India's largest blast furnace starts operating at Rourkela Steel Plant August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Steel Authority of India (SAIL) on Saturday said the country's largest blast furnace has become operational at its Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP). "With the start of the new stateoftheart furnace, hot metal capacity at RSP will increase to 4.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) from its present capacity...
  • IIT, 2 NIT students among 11 arrested for cheating in SAIL exam July 14, 2013

    Patna: Eleven youths, including an IITian and two NIT students, were arrested on Sunday for alleged irregularities in examination for recruitment in Steel Authority of India. Inspector General of Police (Operation) Amit Kumar said that examination was being arrested for graduate trainees in mechanical branch of SAIL. He said the gang had...
  • SAIL chairman hopeful about ICVL buying coal assets abroad June 9, 2013

    Kolkata: International Coal Ventures Ltd(ICVL), a consortium of leading steel and mining PSUs, has shortlisted four to five coking coal assets abroad for acquisition and could strike deals soon. "At least four to five good assets have been shortlisted. Countries are Australia, US and Mozambique," SAIL chairman CS Verma, who also...
  • Olympic Sailing champion dies in training accident May 10, 2013

    London: Britain's 2008 Olympic sailing champion Andrew Simpson was killed when his yacht capsized during a training session in the United States, his team said Friday. "The entire Artemis Racing team is devastated by what happened," CEO Paul Cayard said. Simpson, who won an Olympic gold in the Star class at the...
  • India's steel demand to grow 78 pc in 2013: SAIL April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Country's largest steel maker SAIL has said it expects the domestic demand for the metal to grow by 78 per cent in 2013, although prices may hover at the current level. "If you see the demand for the first four months of the current calendar year, yearonyear basis...