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Fine up to Rs 10 lakh for call drops: TRAI

India August 19, 2017 at 5:21 am 0 comments

New Delhi, Telecom regulator TRAI today issued stringent guidelines to curb call drops with a penalty of up to Rs 10 lakh on service providers if they fail to meet the benchmark for three consecutive quarters. “We have proposed financial disincentive in the range of Rs 1-Rs 5 lakh. ItRead More

Infyght, Sikka calls it quits

Infyght, Sikka calls it quits

India August 19, 2017 at 5:20 am 0 comments

Bengaluru, Infosys Ltd, in a surprise announcement, said Vishal Sikka has resigned as CEO citing a stream of distractions and disruptions in recent months, pushing down shares of the second-largest Indian IT services firm almost 8 per cent on Friday. UB Pravin Rao, Infosys’ Chief Operating Officer, was named interim ManagingRead More

CBI must probe Adani ‘power scam’: Congress

India August 19, 2017 at 5:19 am 0 comments

New Delhi, The Congress today demanded a Supreme Court-monitored CBI probe into a new revenue intelligence report that holds a subsidiary of Adani Enterprises guilty of over valuating electricity equipment to artificially inflate power tariffs at home. Senior Congress spokesperson Ajay Makan, quoting from a May 2014 report of theRead More

Mission 2019: Shah to meet BJP CMs

India August 19, 2017 at 5:19 am 0 comments

New Delhi, Taking forward his party’s “mission 2019”, BJP president Amit Shah has called a meeting of the chief ministers of party-ruled states. Sources said party chiefs of the non-BJP ruled states would also attend the meeting, which is likely to take place on Monday evening. They said CMs andRead More

Opposition joins hands to fight BJP, preserve ‘composite culture’

Opposition joins hands to fight BJP, preserve ‘composite culture’

India August 17, 2017 at 6:53 pm 0 comments

New Delhi, August 17 More than a dozen opposition parties joined hands on Thursday to call for a united fight against the BJP with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi taking the government head on and accusing it of not fulfilling its promises. The platform for opposition unity was the ‘Sanjhi VirasatRead More

Army gets its first attack copters at cost of Rs 4,168 crore

Army gets its first attack copters at cost of Rs 4,168 crore

India August 17, 2017 at 6:52 pm 0 comments

New Delhi, August 17 The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Thursday approved purchase of six more attack helicopters to be procured as a follow on to the existing order of 22 ‘AH-64-E Apache’ copters from US-based giant Boeing. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the highest decision making body of theRead More

Inquiry ordered into Jaya’s death, merger chances brighten

India August 17, 2017 at 6:52 pm 0 comments

Chennai, August 17 In a major step closer to a merger of AIADMK factions, the Tamil Nadu government on Thursday announced a probe by a retired high court judge into the death of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa over which suspicions were raised by the rebel camp. Addressing a crowdedRead More

BJP sets ‘360-plus’ target for 2019 Lok Sabha polls

India August 17, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

New Delhi, August 17 On a day the Opposition held a “show of strength”, the BJP set the ball rolling for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, fixing an individual target of “at least 360 plus” seats and winning those constituencies (around 120 or so) where it had never won orRead More

Gorakhpur deaths: Inquiry blames firm for disrupting oxygen supply

India August 17, 2017 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

Lucknow/Gorakhpur, August 17 An inquiry by the Gorakhpur district administration has held a Lucknow-based firm responsible for disrupting oxygen supply to the BRD Medical College. The report was silent on the cause of the deaths and who was responsible. However, Chief Medical Officer Dr Ravindra Kumar, part of the panel,Read More

India can face China, Pak but threat is from inside: Farooq

India August 17, 2017 at 6:49 pm 0 comments

New Delhi, August 17 India could face China and Pakistan but somebody within the country was determined to spoil everything, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah said on Thursday without naming anyone. Addressing opposition leaders, who came together for the ‘Sanjhi Virasat Bachao’ (save our composite culture) meeting hosted by rebelRead More