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10 days ago
IndiGo alleges misleading info to malign brand name

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Sunday alleged that a campaign of misleading information is being spread to malign its brand name. In the last few days, there have been misinformed media reports suggesting that IndiGo is cancelling 85 daily flights, the airline said in a statement. We believe that this misleading information about the alleged spurt in ...

10 days ago
Indian fashion industry must embrace safety: Dusanj-Lenz

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The Indian fashion industry needs to embrace the highest safety standards, says Suki Dusanj-Lenz, country co-ordinator for Fashion Revolution India. For this, India must first stop using chemicals that are banned in the rest of the world, she said, talking about a global movement that desires greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry.

11 days ago
Bombay HC aids man suffering from rare genetic disorder

Nagpur, Aug 19 (IANS) The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has rushed to aid a 26-year old man suffering from a rare genetic disorder by directing the government and BSNL to pay for his treatment requiring over Rs 2 crore per annum, his lawyer said on Saturday. In their order, a division bench of Justice Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Justice Arun Upadhye on Friday directed the centre, state...

11 days ago
Equities rebound on easing geo-political tensions, DIIs inflows

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices -- the Sensex and the Nifty50 -- rebounded from their five-week lows during the week ended Friday as sentiments were buoyed by easing global geo-political tensions and healthy buying in realty, metal and FMCG stocks. According to market analysts, despite the reluctance observed in foreign institutional investors (FIIs) to pump in funds, con...

11 days ago
Indian Navy officer to participate in global circumnavigation race

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Commander Abhilash Tomy of the Indian Navy, who has to his credit a solo circumnavigation of the globe, will participate in one of its kind circumnavigation race in 2018. India will participate in The Golden Globe race for the first time, with Cdr Tomy being one of the five invitees of th event. The race to commemorate 50 years of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston'...

12 days ago
Sikka quits Infosys, Board blames Murthy, scrip plunges

Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) In a dramatic development, high-profile technocrat Vishal Sikka on Friday resigned as CEO and Managing Director of global software major Infosys blaming unrelenting and malicious attacks, for which its Board blamed founder N.R. Narayana Murthy. The open spat led to its stock plunging 10 per cent. The Board accepted Sikka's resignation and appointed him as Executi...

12 days ago
Infosys' stocks plunge 10% as Sikka resigns, over Rs 22k cr eroded

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) The resignation of a key managerial personnel at global software major Infosys spooked investors and dragged the company's scrip lower by almost 10 per cent on Friday. The massive slide in scrip price came after the resignation of Vishal Sikka as the IT major's Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. The subsequent fall in stock prices eroded over Rs 22,400 c...

12 days ago
IndiGo awaits GST clarification to import engines, denies flight cancellations

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Budget passenger airline IndiGo on Friday said it is awaiting certain clarifications regarding GST rates applicable on the import of engines which it requires for its grounded Airbus A-320neo aircraft. The airline also asserted that its pre-scheduled operations are normal and flights are operating on-time. We have four neo aircraft grounded due to four e...

12 days ago
Infosys' stocks plunge 10% as Sikka resigns, erodes over Rs 22k cr

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Resignation of a key managerial personnel at global software major Infosys spooked investors and dragged the company's scrip lower by almost 10 per cent on Friday. The massive slide in scrip price came after the resignation of Vishal Sikka as the IT major's Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. The subsequent fall in stock prices eroded over Rs 22,400 crore...

12 days ago
Infosys stocks, negative global cues drag equities lower

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Breaking a three-day gaining streak, key Indian equity indices -- the NSE Nifty50 and the BSE Sensex -- slipped on Friday as a sell off in the stocks of index heavyweight Infosys, coupled with negative global cues, hampered investors' risk-taking appetite. The Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) fell by 66.75 points, or 0.67 per cent, to close at 9,837.40 p...

12 days ago
IndiGo denies massive cancellation of flight operations

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Friday said it has not cancelled any daily flights or grounded any of its new Airbus A320neo aircraft. The airline's asserted that its pre-scheduled operations are normal and flights are operating on-time. Indigo was reacting to a media report that claimed that the passenger carrier has cancelled over 80 daily flights a...

12 days ago
Yemen cholera outbreak eases but alert continues: Unicef

Sanaa, Aug 18 (IANS) The cholera outbreak in Yemen, which has killed over 2,000 people, has started to recede but there was still no grounds for complacency regarding the health situation in the country, according to the Unicef. Deputy Representative of Unicef to Yemen Sherin Varkey told Efe news on Thursday that although the situation is easing off in some parts of the country, there ar...

12 days ago
Sikka quits as Infosys CEO, cites negative remarks against him

Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) In a dramatic development, global software major Infosys Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) Vishal Sikka resigned on Friday citing continuous disruptions and personal and negative remarks against him. His resignation was accepted, and he was appointed Executive Vice-Chairman till the new CEO and MD takes over by March 31, 2018. In a ...

13 days ago
No change in Chinese investment proposals: Home Ministry

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Despite the ongoing Doklam crisis, the most serious military face-off between Indian and China in three decades, the Indian government has no plans to single out the investment proposals of Chinese firms, a Home Ministry official said on Thursday. The clearance of al applications regarding investment proposals received is done on the basis of well-established pro...

13 days ago
US declaration of Hizbul a terror group was long overdue: Centre

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The US decision to declare Hizbul Mujahideen as a terror organisation led by an internationally recognised terrorist is well deserved and long overdue, the Union Home Ministry said on Thursday. Highly placed Ministry officials, who did not want to be named, told IANS that the Home Ministry has welcomed the US Department of State's step designating Hizbul Mujahide...

13 days ago
Malegaon blast: SC reserves order on Purohit's bail plea

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved order on a plea for bail by retired army officer Prasad Shrikant Purohit, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast which killed seven people. The bench of Justice R.K. Agrawal and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre reserved the order as Lt Col Purohit (retd) told the court that he was in jail for the last nine years and was...

13 days ago
Malegaon blast: SC reserves order on Purohit's bail plea

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved order on a plea for bail by Prasad Shrikant Purohit, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast which killed six people. The bench of Justice R.K. Agrawal and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre reserved the order as Purohit told the court that he was in incarceration for the last nine years and was entitled to be granted bail...

14 days ago
After Modi-Trump talk, US designates Hizbul as terror outfit

Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) In a diplomatic victory for India, the US on Wednesday designated Pakistan-based militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) organisation. In an order, the US State Department said the designation of the HM as a terror organisation would deny it the resources it needs to carry o...

14 days ago
US designates Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist organisation

Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) The US Department of State on Wednesday designated Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT). In an order, the State Department said that the designation of the HM as a terror organisation would deny it the resources it needs to carry out terrorist attacks, it assets in the US would be frozen...

14 days ago
US report lists attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh, Pakistan

New York, Aug 16 (IANS) A US government report on religious freedom lists attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh, Pakistan and elsewhere as well as restrictions on Sikhs in France and Denmark. The State Department's International Religious Freedom Report for 2016 (IRFR) released on Tuesday in Washington by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that mentioned growing attacks on minorities in India, s...

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