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  • Liverpool renew Standard Chartered sponsorship deal April 22, 2015

    Liverpool have extended their sponsorship deal with Standard Chartered Bank for three more years to the end of the 2018-19 season, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. The bank signed up as Liverpool's main sponsor in July 2010, and its logo has been on the team shirt for five seasons. The...
  • CBI suspects scam of over 4,000 crore in railways April 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Sniffing a major scam of at least Rs 4,000 crore in the railways, CBI is likely to file a case soon into alleged under-reporting of the actual weight of loaded goods wagons through the manipulation of software by officials. CBI sources said that in the financial year 2012-13, railways...
  • 10 posters that perfectly sum up the hypocrisy that plagues our society April 13, 2015

    Even though we live in a nation that is on its way to become more and more progressive each day, we still have a lot to learn. There is a lot of double standards still prevalent in our society which somehow manages to stop us from progressing and reaching that...
  • Standard Chartered says India's real growth 'very elusive' April 5, 2015

    Mumbai: India's real growth remains "very elusive" and markets have "resigned" to a slower recovery, while foreign investors are still optimistic for want of alternatives, British major Standard Chartered has said. "A lot of macro parameters have improved for sure, but growth has been very elusive. The high new GDP...
  • Microsoft to stop enabling 'Do Not Track' on its future browsers by default April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to provide more control into the hands of the users about their privacy preferences, Microsoft has announced that it will no longer enable 'Do Not Track' (DNT) feature on the future versions of its browsers. Until now, DNT was enabled as a default setting in Windows...
  • Facebook updates guidelines on what is acceptable to share on the site; clarifies policies on nudity, hate speech March 17, 2015

    Washington: Social media giant Facebook has updated a set of standards on what is acceptable to share on its platform, a press release from the company on Monday said. Facebook's "community standards" look to "help people understand what is acceptable to share on Facebook", the company said in the statement. "These...
  • Union Budget 2015: Fiscal reforms will determine ratings, says Moody's February 25, 2015

    Mumbai: Moody's Investors Service said on Wednesday that its assessment of India's credit ratings will be determined mainly by the extent of its fiscal reforms, not recent revisions to its economic growth data. The comments come a day after rival Standard & Poor's said India must boost growth, cut its fiscal...
  • India must grow, fulfil reform promise for rating upgrade: S&P February 24, 2015

    Mumbai: India must boost growth, cut its fiscal deficit and fulfil promises of financial and fiscal reforms in order to justify an upgrade in a credit rating, currently lodged one rung above junk bond territory, rating agency Standard & Poor's said on Monday. S&P raised India's credit rating outlook to 'stable'...
  • Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee denies that officers of Burn Standard were assaulted February 19, 2015

    Kolkata: The assault on two senior officials of Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) Burn Standard Ltd in Kolkata has got politicised with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rubbishing the charge of manhandling while the BJP alleged that the law and order has worsened in the state. Banerjee said, "Livelihood of the...
  • Kolkata: 2 suspended after assault of 2 senior officers of PSU Burn Standard by TMC leaders February 19, 2015

    Kolkata: Two persons have been suspended for alleged involvement of manhandling of two senior officials of Rail engine company Burn Standard Ltd in Kolkata by Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders on Wednesday. The two senior officials -- senior general manager and deputy general manager -- of the Central Public Sector Unit...
  • Stoppard called 'greatest living playwright' at London Theatre Awards December 1, 2014

    London: Tom Stoppard was given a special award as "the greatest living playwright" on Sunday at the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards in recognition of more than a half century of work that has won him an Academy Award and four Tony Awards. The 77-year-old Czech-born author, whose plays include...
  • Standard and Poor's raises India's outlook to 'stable' from 'negative' September 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Standard and Poor's raised the outlook for India's "BBB-minus" rating back to "stable" from "negative," saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi government's "strong" mandate would allow it to implement fiscal and economic reforms. S&P had cut India's rating to "negative" in April 2012, and that came to symbolize the plummeting investor...
  • The terrible hypocrisy faced by monsters in Indian cinema: End the impossible body image set by Hollywood. All 'creatures' are beautiful September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: It is the dead of night. You have just finished watching that episode of the latest season of 'American Horror Story' on your laptop. There's a slight nip in the air, it is September after all. You switch off the lights, and pull the sheets to cover you. Just...
  • US government software standards may enable spying by NSA July 15, 2014

    San Francisco: US government standards for software may enable spying by the National Security Agency through widely used coding formulas that should be jettisoned, some of US' top independent experts concluded in papers released on Monday. Such mathematical formulas, or curves, are an arcane but essential part of most technology...
  • S&P says budget has no impact on India's sovereign ratings July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Standard & Poor's said that the budget would not have an impact on India's sovereign ratings until the agency could see how the measures will be implemented, especially regarding meeting the fiscal deficit target. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said last week that India would stick to the fiscal deficit target...
  • Standard & Poor on Budget: Steps in right direction but short on details July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Global rating agency Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lauded fiscal consolidation steps announced in Budget that will benefit the credit fundamentals, but pointed out that it will have no immediate impact on the sovereign credit rating, as the Budget is short on details. "The Budget has no immediate impact on...
  • 'Good days coming for BritishIndian ties' July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on Monday said that it was exciting to visit India when the excitement about the Indian economy and the optimism about the prospects for future growth are palpable. "I have been here for a day and already I can feel the buzz in...
  • News 360: A CRPF soldier turns whistleblower June 26, 2014

    In shocking revelations, a CRPF commando of the elite CoBRA battalion, Sujoy Mandal has told CNNIBN how Standard Operating Procedures were flouted in a botched up antiNaxal operation. When the commando questioned why SOP was not being followed, the Deputy Commandant dismissed his apprehensions. ...
  • Government suspends 9 engineers for substandard work in irrigation project June 24, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Government has suspended five assistant engineers and four subengineers of Water Resources Department over irregularities in execution of an irrigation project in Bilaspur division, a top official said. The irregularities related to extension, renovation and modernisation of canals under Minimata Bango dam project. The officials were suspended after the Department's...
  • Teachers to give wakeup calls to parents at 5 am in Mangalore district June 19, 2014

    Mangalore: The parents of the children who are studying in 10th standard will get a wake up call from their teachers at 5 o'clock in the morning from next month. The teachers will ask if their child has woken up or still asleep. If the child is still sleeping, the...
  • India's ratings to depend on next governement economy, fiscal policies: S~~amp;amp;P April 17, 2014

    Standard and Poor's may upgrade India's outlook if the government that is elected next month addresses some of the country's fiscal and economic challenges through steps such as passing a goods and services tax. "If in the future they implement policies that effectively addresses some of the credit weaknesses that I...
  • Congress has double standards on corruption, accuses Modi March 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In the run up to elections 2014, the battle is heating up and the war of words is intensifying. As leaders raise the pitch and parties try to trump each other over who has the moral right over fighting corruption, Narendra Modi at rallies across Maharashtra this Sunday...
  • 67th Armoured Regiment gets President's Standard February 21, 2014

    The frontline 67th Armoured Regiment was honoured with the President's Standard here in recognition of its dedicated service for over four decades. A formation of roaring tanks took part in the parade commanded by Colonel B Ravi on the occasion as Army Chief General Bikram Singh bestowed the rare and prestigious...
  • Parliament to be adjourned sine die today February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: 12:00 pm: 11:30 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon after uproar by Opposition parties demanding special economic package for seven backward states. 10:50 am: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said that there is a possibility that the Parliament session could be extended. "Everything is possible. We will discuss...
  • Why vote on account won't move market needle February 15, 2014

    The big cue investors will watch out for on Monday is the vote on account, though many market experts believe that it is likely to be a nonevent for the stock market, reports CNBCTV18. Here's why brokerages sees it as a nonevent: ICICI Securities: There are no major expectations from...
  • Bahuguna not satisfied with educational standards in Uttarakhand January 27, 2014

    Expressing dissatisfaction over the quality of education in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Monday asked teachers to understand their responsibilities and educate students in a manner which would enable them to survive in today's highly competitive world. "Educational standards in our state cannot be called satisfactory. Teachers will have to...
  • Make milk adulteration punishable with life imprisonment: Supreme Court December 5, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Thursday urged state governments to make necessary amendments to their laws to make production and marketing of adulterated milk an offence punishable with life imprisonment. The observation by an apex court bench of Justice KS Radhakrishnan and Justice AK Sikri came after taking note of Uttar Pradesh,...
  • Dow Jones average closes above 16,000 for the first time November 22, 2013

    New York: The Dow Jones industrial average is closing above 16,000 for the first time as encouraging news on the job market pushes stocks higher. Applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level since September. The number of applications is close to where it was before the Great...
  • S&P says next government's agenda to determine rating November 8, 2013

    Standard & Poor's said on Thursday it will review India's rating once a new government due to be elected next year lays out its policy agenda, reducing the prospect of a destabilising downgrade to below investment grade ahead of the polls. That could delay the next review until after May 2014,...
  • IBM asked to pay Rs 5357 crore outstanding income tax: Reports November 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Indian tax authorities have asked IBM's local unit to pay Rs 5357 crore in outstanding income tax on fiscal 2009 revenue, media reported on Saturday. In an emailed statement, an IBM India spokeswoman confirmed the company had received a tax notice, but declined to comment on the amount of tax...