SLOTS

  • Third Front a 'parking slot', says Venkaiah Naidu February 26, 2014

    Stating that the Third Front has no policy or commitment, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday termed the 'alternative' combination of parties as a "parking slot." "The Third Front is only a parking slot. It has no policy and commitment. All the leaders from Third Front have an ambition...
  • Mumbai: PIL in HC against allotment of parking lots June 20, 2013

    A Publicinterest litigation (PIL) has been moved in the Bombay High Court on Thursday on the allotment of public parking slots. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's office has been accused of biases in granting permission to real estate firms to build parking lots. The Lodha and Runwal group are said...
  • Kingfisher Airlines' international traffic rights withdrawn February 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Monday decided to withdraw all International Bilateral Traffic Rights and domestic slots at airports given to Kingfisher Airlines citing their non-utilisation by the airline. The domestic slots and the rights will now be allocated to other airlines, the government directed. The rights, which were allotted to...
  • Antony's no 2 Cabinet slot reinforced August 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Reinforcing the pecking order in UPA II government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is understood to have issued a communication that Defence Minister AK Antony will chair Union Cabinet meetings, if required, during his visit to Iran. Singh, who left for Tehran this evening to attend the NAM Summit, is...
  • NCP revolt puts UPA's coalition dharma in spotlight July 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday put the UPA on notice with party chief Sharad Pawar and member Praful Patel staying away from their ministries, albeit stopping short of formally resigning from the Cabinet. In a damage control exercise, a worried Prime Minister called Pawar a "valued colleague". However,...
  • 'The 6 pm slot' highlights absurdity of Indian TV June 30, 2011

    New Delhi: Expletivemouthing executives obsessed with PowerPoint presentations, an incoherent female talk show host with "thunder thighs" and a primetime news anchor desperate for a knockout story that will hold India's attention. All are part of Naomi Datta's debut novel "The 6 pm slot," which takes an irreverent look at India's...
  • Brazil stay on top in FIFA rankings November 22, 2006

    London: Brazil have extended their lead over world champions Italy at the top of the latest FIFA rankings while Nigeria have broken into the top 10 at the expense of Spain. Italy's 11 draw in a friendly with Turkey last week would have taken the World Cup winners level with...
  • Deccan aims for numero uno slot September 16, 2006

    Bangalore: India's first low cost carrier, Air Deccan will trigger a massive campaign from September 19 to dislodge Jet Airways from the number one slot. Announcing the campaign named 'WOW'', Air Deccan Managing Director Capt G R Gopinath and COO Warwick Brady said that from September 19 the airline would also...