April 2017

EC official bribery case: Delhi Police team returns from Chennai

New Delhi /Chennai: The Delhi Police’s Crime Branch team returned to the national capital this evening along with AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dhinakaran after finishing their Chennai leg of the probe into the case of attempt to bribe EC officials. Winding up the three day visit to Chennai, which involved questioning several suspects and conducting searches at the residences of Dhinakaran and his friend Mallikarjuna, the police team landed here

BFC end campaign in style, finish at 4th spot

Bengaluru: JSW Bengaluru FC finished their I-League campaign in fourth position after defeating Churchill Brothers 3-0 in their last match, here today. The result ensured they ended their campaign on 30 points from 18 matches. Churchill on the other hand finished with 20 points from 18 matches, their position in the table to be decided tomorrow. Keeping an eye on the forthcoming Federation Cup which kicks-off on May 7, BFC

20 die in Colombia building collapse

Bogota: Twenty people died in the collapse of a residential building in the northern Colombian city of Cartagena, the mayor said on Twitter today after a two-day rescue operation. The tragedy occurred on Thursday, when the six-story building came crashing down for reasons that are being investigated, the Red Cross told. Emergency personnel saved 41 people from the rubble, 16 of them badly hurt. The mayor, Manolo Duque, said 12

Cuba military says plane crashes, 8 dead

Havana: An official says a Cuban military plane has crashed in the western province of Artemisa, killing eight people. A source briefed on the situation says the plane belongs to Aerogaviota, an airline run by the Cuban military that serves Cuban government agencies. Those include state-run tourism companies and the Cuban oil company. Aerogaviota was confirming the crash to Cuban officials without releasing details. The person briefed on the situation

Walmart plans to open 10 outlets in Telangana in 5-7 years

Hyderabad: Walmart India has plans to open 10 wholesale outlets in Telangana during the next five to seven years with an investment outlay of about USD 120 million, a top executive of the retail giant said here today. The company today inked an agreement with the Telangana government for setting up ten such stores in the state. “We see potential to open ten stores in the next five to seven

FMCGs eye organic food products, millets biz

Bengaluru: Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies including ITC and Britannia, today evinced interest in foraying into the business of organic food products and millets. “Organic products are the future for package food products because more consumers are seeking better ingredients. On behalf of MTR Foods, the company has committed to use more millets in their products and support this initiative,” MTR CEO Sanjay Sharma said at the National Organic

Govt wants Apple to consider new policy for local mfg

New Delhi: The government wants iPhone maker Apple to consider a new manufacturing scheme offering duty benefits to set up its plants in the country. “Apple had asked for a set of concessions. For a period of 15 years all the components that Apple imports, they want them to be free of duty. We have a phased manufacturing programme (PMP) because we want more and more value addition to come

Students to be given one mark each in Plus two Bio-zoology exam

Chennai: The Madras High Court has directed authorities that all Plus Two students, who had attempted question number 16 in Section-A of Part-II in bio-zoology subject, should be given one mark each. Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana, passing orders on a batch of pleas, asked the director of government examinations to take necessary steps to award one mark each for students, and/or recompute the marks if the evaluation is already done. “When

HC comes to the rescue of 38 rural students

Chennai: The Madras High Court has come to the rescue of 38 rural students aspiring for medical seats, who submitted their applications for NEET exams, a week prior to the last date but could not remit the examination fees online due to non-receipt of a One Time Password. The CBSE is directed to accept the fees from the petitioners with respect to their application forms as registered online through RTGS

Baahubali-2 pushes back even Hollywood biggies in US

Baahubali: The Conclusion has managed to open big. As much as 80 per cent of the screens are showing the S S Rajamouli-directed, multi-lingual film in Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Kerala. The Hindi version was out in maximum screens across the country. Moreover, the movie, released in Tamil and Telugu in USA, the UK and Australia, is topping the charts pushing big Hollywood movies behind in box office collection.