After 5-day lull, political action to return to Maharashtra (Lead)(20:34) Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) After a hectic five days of politicking in New Delhi, the political action returns to Maharashtra again on Friday as the Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Congress finalise their government formation plans, according to sources in these parties.
Punit Goenka to ZEEL staff: Stake sale as per debt repayment plan(19:42) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Punit Goenka, the MD and CEO of Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE) has written to the employees of the company saying the proposed sale of 16.5 per cent stake by the Essel Group is in line with the overall debt repayment plan.
Andhra ropes in IIM, Ahmedabad to check graft(19:38) Amaravati, Nov 21 (IANS) In a significant move to curb corruption in various government departments, Andhra Pradesh has roped in Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad) to work with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).
Asset strip, two-phased share sale proposed to make BPCL attractive(18:44) By Subhash Narayan New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) With the aim to attract a larger number of investors to take over public sector oil refiner Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), the government is looking at further stripping some assets from the parent entity while splitting the share sale plan into two phases.
Meet the JNU profs held captive by their own students(18:06) By Rohan Agarwal New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Over the last week, the protest by JNU students not only got shriller but stressed to find resonance in India's political discourse. So much so, Members of Parliament started giving adjournment motions. With visuals of students being beaten by cops, the sympathy leaned towards them. But there's a counter narrative to this as well.
Of melody and malaise in the world(17:50) By Sukant Deepak New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Just back from touring the US with his sons, Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, who performed at a synagogue, a church, besides delivering a lecture at a university there says that violence seeping in every society in the world is what disturbs him the most.
Mamata slams PSU divestment, suggests all-party meet (Lead)(17:42) Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Opposing disinvestment of Public Sector Undertakings, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said it could gradually lead to disinvestment of the country itself and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consult experts and, if need be, call an all-party meeting on the issue.
ABVP-DUSU march to HRD Ministry stopped by police(16:42) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The RSS-affiliated ABVP and the DUSU's joint march to the Human Resource Development Ministry on Thursday to protest the proposed hostel fee hike in the Jawaharlal Nehru University was stopped by police near the Parliament Road police station.
BPCL ends 5.7% lower after govt stake sale announcement(16:06) Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) In a classic example of a popular investor strategy, 'buy on rumour and sell on news', Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) on Thursday ended 5.7 per cent lower at Rs 513.50 a share on the NSE after the government announced its divestment plans.
Govt earns Rs 577 cr through challans under MVA: Gadkari(15:48) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Centre on Thursday informed the Lok Sabha that the number of road accidents and fatalities have reduced as well as the government has earned over Rs 577 crore revenue through challans since the implementation of Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019.
This holiday season, delight your loved ones with gifts from Portico New York(15:48) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) With the gifting season upon us, break free from the usual suspects by gifting your loved ones a thoughtful token that they will use and cherish. Portico New York, a premium bedding brand, prides itself on the ability to bring together innovation and creativity, thus elevating every piece of bedding into a valued possession for customers.
Clean air days in Delhi on rise: Javadekar to RS(15:46) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The air quality in Delhi and nearby areas has repeatedly hit dangerous level after winter started setting in post Diwali but official data shows number of relatively clean air days are on the rise.
BHU Proctor meets students, hopeful of solution(15:38) Varanasi, Nov 21 (IANS) The chief proctor of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) O.P. Rai on Thursday met the agitating students and tried to convince them to give up their protests over the appointment of a Muslim professor in the Sanskrit Department.
Use new political map of India: Govt to TV channels(14:10) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued an advisory to all private satellite television channels to only use the latest political map that depicts the newly-created Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh and is approved by the Survey of India in their news reports.
Dalai Lama may interact with US Congressmen: CTA(14:06) Dharamsala, Nov 21 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is likely to have a conversation with US Congressmen via video conference, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said on Thursday.
Sonia takes safe route of CWC on tie-up with Sena(14:06) By Saiyed Moziz Imam New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi has taken a safe route to arrive on key political decision on forming government in Maharashtra. Sonia called a meeting of congress highest decision making body (CWC) where she was apprised of the political equation evolved during the consultation process. CWC gave in-principal nod to the alliance in the state where Congress is facing a tough issue of ideology.
Women win landmark case against J&J in Australia(13:30) Sydney, Nov 21 (IANS) More than 1,350 women who suffered debilitating side effects of pelvic mesh implants won a landmark class action suit against multinational giant Johnson & Johnson here on Thursday.
Favouritism in AIIMS recruitment: HC seeks report(13:20) New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has issued notice to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) over a plea alleging favouritism in the recruitment process at the famed institution.
UP Home Guard salary scam: District commandant arrested(12:56) Lucknow, Nov 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested the district commandant of the Home Guard in Lucknow for preparing fake documents showing inflated attendance and forging signatures of station house officer to get salaries disbursed, causing huge loss to the state exchequer.
AI bots can beat humans in multiplayer game(12:52) New York, Nov 21 (IANS) Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-enabled machine that can beat human players in a tricky online multiplayer game where player roles and motives are kept secret, says a study.