Fire at Kumbh Mela site after cylinder explodes; CM steps in

A cooking gas cylinder exploded in a tent at the Digambar Ani Akhara at the Kumbh Mela site here on Monday, triggering a massive fire, prompting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to direct officials to compensate the loss immediately. Continue Reading

BEST bus stir: NCP, AAP attack BJP-Sena, question motives

Opposition parties today hit out at the BJP and Shiv Sena for the BEST bus strike which entered its seventh day in the metropolis even as an official of the civic-run transport undertaking expressed hope that a High Court hearing later in the day will throw up a solution. Continue Reading

IRMA: Time to reduce import dependence

“The refractory and steel sectors need to work closely with each other to reduce dependence on imports and cut production costs,” said a top official of the Indian Refractory Makers Association (IRMA). “If India wants to achieve its ambitious target of 300 million tonne of steel production by 2030, the only way forward is synergy between the two sectors,” said Head, Advocacy of IRMA, Sameer Nagpal. Continue Reading

Toyota roots for Make in India initiative

Japanese auto giant Toyota is gearing up to launch its version of Suzuki’s premium hatchback Baleno in the Indian market in the second half of next fiscal. The company has been working on incorporating its own unique features to the model that has been a runaway success for Suzuki’s Indian arm, Maruti Suzuki. Continue Reading

JDS shouldn’t be treated as third grade citizen by Congress: HDK

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said that Congress should not be treat JD(S) as a third grade citizen and must adopt give and take policy in order to put up a united fight against BJP. Continue Reading

Pongal hamper row: Not in position to approve proposal, says Bedi

Hours after Chief Minister V Narayanasamy warned Lt Governor Kiran Bedi of serious repercussions if she did not concur with his government over the proposal to distribute Pongal gifts to above poverty line (APL) families, she said on Saturday that her office was not in a position to approve it. Continue Reading

Meghalaya mine: 6-member robotics team from Chennai joins rescue ops

Chennai-based company specialising in submersible robotic inspections deployed a team to join the operation to rescue 15 miners in Meghalaya on Sunday. The miners have been trapped inside a flooded rat-hole coal mine for a month now and a multi-agency effort to rescue them is underway. Continue Reading