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NEW DELHI

A special court here on Thursday discharged former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran and others in the Aircel-Maxis deal cases lodged by CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

NEW DELHI

Days after National Company Law Tribunal refused relief, ousted Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry Thursday moved the Appellate Tribunal seeking stay on the shareholder meeting of the Tata Group's holding company, called on February 6 to seek his removal.

Washington

American industry bodies have lauded the budget, saying Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has done an "admirable job" in creating a vision that will propel the domestic economy while remaining cognizant about foreign investors eying the Indian market.

NEW DELHI

Former defence minister A K Antony Thursday slammed the Union Budget saying it has allocated substantial amount to capital expenditure while it should have focused on strengthening security system in the light of spate of terror attacks last year.

London

Describing the 2017-18 budget as "transformative" and "growth oriented", two prominent NRI businessmen here have welcomed the abolition of Foreign Investment Promotion Board for the ease of doing business in India.

London

Describing the 2017-18 budget as "transformative" and "growth oriented", two prominent NRI businessmen here have welcomed the abolition of Foreign Investment Promotion Board for the ease of doing business in India.

Mumbai

The Budget focuses on the hinterland more and is only "mildly" supportive of growth that may touch 7.4 per cent in 2017-18, says a Crisil analysis.

Washington

Asserting that US businesses continue to face an "evolving array" of tariff and non-tariff barriers in India, a group of 20 eminent American business organisations and industry groups in a letter to Congressional leadership have sought a "fair play" for them in the hu

Islamabad

The work on the long-awaited 1,680 km Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline will begin in Pakistan this month, a senior Pakistani official has said.

Mumbai

Advancing for the seventh straight session, the rupee Thursday surged by 10 paise to close at a nearly two-month high of 67.37 on sustained dollar unwinding from exporters and banks amid weak overseas trend.

NEW DELHI

Gold prices fell by INR 150 to INR 29,600 per 10 grams at the bullion market on Thursday, snapping its four-day rising streak due to a slowdown in buying by local jewellers even as the metal strengthened in overseas market.

Mumbai

Realty firm Godrej Properties Thursday announced a major shuffle in the leadership of the company with Adi Godrej assuming the charge as Chairman Emeritus position in the company while Pirojsha Godrej, currently the Managing Director and CEO, becoming the Executive Ch

NEW DELHI

As the Income Tax Department uses Big Data to catch evaders, it is asking taxpayers to verify online the deposits they made in their accounts post demonetisation and respond to queries of any mismatch.

Mumbai

Markets regulator Sebi has directed brokers to square off all existing open positions in the equity derivatives segment they hold for Vijay Mallya and the six former officials of United Spirits who were banned from the market last week.

NEW DELHI

No member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) has "explicitly" opposed India's membership to the grouping while certain procedural and process-related issues have been raised by a few members, the government said today.

NEW DELHI

A question regarding poor maintenance of government accomodations in a central Delhi locality in the Rajya Sabha today led a member to criticise the raising of such an issue. "How can such a question be asked in the Rajya Sabha?

NEW DELHI

Neighbourhood criteria for nursery admission in private schools here which are built on DDA land is "not something new" and the educational institutions are "misusing" their autonomy by adopting their own point system, the Department of Education (DoE) today told the

NEW DELHI

A majority of vacancies for teachers in universities and colleges will be filled up during the course of the current year, government said today.

NEW DELHI

The US has officially conveyed to India that the recent denial of visas to two Kashmiri sportsmen by it was a "standard adjudication" based on the merits of the case and had no connection with executive order of President Donald Trump.

NEW DELHI

The Delhi Government has exclusive executive powers in relation to matters falling within the purview of Legislative Assembly and neither the Centre nor the President or the Lieutenant Governor (LG) can encroach upon these, the Supreme Court was today told.

NEW DELHI

India today dismissed Pakistan's demand for "concrete evidence" against JuD chief Hafiz Saeed in the 26/11 case, saying the required proof is already available in that country as the entire conspiracy was hatched there and all it needs to find is "requisite" political

Chennai

As several government agencies are engaged in cleaning up the shoreline following the oil spill after two ships collided near the Kamarajar Port recently, the Coast Guard today said nearly 40 tonnes of oil sludge and 27 tonnes of oil mixed with water were collected so

Jammu

In the first ceasefire violation along the Indo-Pak International Border (IB) this year, Pakistan today fired gunshots and hurled grenades at a BSF post in the Samba sector here.

Mumbai

A textbook for Class XII in Maharashtra has cited an outrageous reason for the dowry problem prevalent in India - "ugliness" and physical handicap of a girl.

NEW DELHI

The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has prepared a proposal for building 12 nuclear reactors to ramp up power generation in the country.

Author: 
Priyadarshi Dutta

The Padma Awardees List for 2017 has come as a whiff of fresh air.  The ‘unsung heroes’ have captured the imagination of the people. They include a) Meenakshi Amma (76), India’s oldest women exponent of Kalaripayttu b) Girish Bharadwaj (66), who have built over 100 suspension bridges in villages of Karnatka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh c) Bipin Ganatra (59) who is a voluntary fire fighter for the last 40 years in Kolkata d) Dr.

Author: 
Kalyani Shankar

At no time did UP witness so many stake-holders fighting for their prestige as in the 2017 Assembly polls. Stakes are indeed very high for them and their parties. It is a fight for survival for the two regional parties SP and the BSP, last ditch battle to remain relevant for the congress and a test on the BJP’s central leadership of Modi and Amit Shah. It could be the end of the road for the SP patriarch Mulayam Singh, fading away for the supremo chief Mayawati and RLD chief Ajit Singh, if they fail.

Pakistan has, at long last taken the first and unwilling step against the perpetrator of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks Hafiz Saeed, founder of the two terror outfits Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Lashkar-e-Taiba, by putting him under house arrest. India has long been asking Pakistan to arrest him and put him on trial and gave Pakistan incontrovertible documentary evidence of his guilt. But Pakistan and its ISI could not afford to act against its benamdar which Hafiz Saeed is.

Beijing

China has reportedly tested a new version of a missile that can carry up to 10 nuclear warheads, signalling a major shift in its nuclear capability as Beijing gears up for a possible military showdown with the US under Trump Presidency.

Colombo

Sri Lanka today dismissed reports that its nationals have been hit by US President Donald Trump's travel ban and are stranded at American airports. According to the Foreign Ministry, there are no confirmed reports of anyone remaining stranded at American airports.

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