Kejriwal demands probe into street fight between cops & driver

Hitting out at the Delhi Police for alleged assault on a man in the national capital’s Mukherjee Nagar area, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today demanded an investigation into the incident. Continue Reading

Acute Encephalitis Syndrome claims 126 lives in Bihar

There seems to be no end to the menace of the Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), which has till now claimed at least 126 lives in Bihar. Continue Reading

World Cup: Amit Shah congratulates Team India on big win against Pak

Home Minister Amit Shah today congratulated the Indian cricket team for its victory over Pakistan in a World Cup match saying it was ‘another strike’ on the neighbouring country and the ‘result is the same’. Continue Reading

Maiden session of 17th Lok Sabha begins; PM, Members take oath

Leader of the House and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah were among those who took oath as Members of the 17th Lok Sabha that commenced here today. Continue Reading

Piramal Enterprises sells off Rs 2,305 cr stake

Piramal Enterprises Monday said has divested its entire stake in asset financing firm Shriram Transport Finance company for approximately Rs 2,305 crore. As on 31 March, Piramal Enterprises held 2.26 crore shares amounting to 9.96 per cent stake in Shriram Transport Finance Company. Continue Reading

Uber tests 24X7 helpline

Ride hailing major Uber is piloting a 24×7 on-trip helpline to boost the safety of its passengers, company sources said. The security measure seeks to address the need for direct human intervention instead of a callback after a lag, they said. Continue Reading

Yashovardhan Birla declared wilful defaulter

State-owned lender, UCO Bank has declared Yashovardhan Birla as a wilful defaulter for non-payment of Rs 67.55 crore given to Birla Surya Ltd. The loan was given by UCO Bank as part of a consortium including State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank and United Bank of India. Continue Reading

PMAI asks government to increase export duty on iron ore

Industry body Pellet Manufacturers Association of India (PMAI) has asked the government to increase export duty on iron ore with more than 58 per cent iron content by 20 per cent. In a letter to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), PMAI has asked ‘for an an increase in export duty on iron ore of +58 plus Fe content from current 30 per cent to 50 per cent.’ Continue Reading

Junior docs in Telangana threaten to protest over retirement age

The Telangana Junior Doctors Association (TJUDA) yesterday threatened to go on an indefinite strike against the State government’s decision to enhance the retirement age of doctors in medical college hospitals from 58 to 65. Continue Reading

BHEL strikes gold with Rs 800 worth orders in kitty

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited’s (BHEL) solar photovoltaic (SPV) portfolio has surpassed one gigawatt with the company winning two orders for setting up SPV plants with a cumulative capacity of 200 megawatt. Valued at over Rs 800 crore, the orders have been secured from NTPC Ltd and Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd (GSECL). Continue Reading