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NAL to get transport aircraft Saras certified for military use

Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) State-run National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) will get its transport aircraft Saras-Mark 2 certified initially for military operations and civil use subsequently, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Wednesday. The improved version (Saras-Mk2) will be a 19-seater transport aircraft instead of 14-seater and will be used for military operations and flying civilia...

11 hours ago
Will not invite NDA leaders to HAM functions: Manjhi

Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) Striking a discordant note, Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) President and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday said he will not invite any NDA leader to a party function since he was not extended the same courtesy. Manjhi accused the National Democratic Alliance allies Bharatiya Janata Party, Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Lok Samta Party and the Lok Jansha...

1 day ago
Kavita Seth happy with son's solo musical debut

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Iktara hitmaker Kavita Seth, who has worked with her son Kanishk on an album, is happy about the launch of his solo musical career and to see him carve out his own style in music. Kanishk had released the album, Trance with Khusrow, with his mother in 2014. On Tuesday, he launched a new solo single titled Aane ko hai khaab. He has composed the song, which is...

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Seven ISL reserve teams among eighteen in Second Division League

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Eighteen teams comprising seven Indian Super League (ISL) clubs' reserve teams (Except ATK, Northeast United FC, Mumbai City FC) will compete in the preliminary round of the Second Division League starting from March 16, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said in a statement. The 18 teams will be divided into three groups. The preliminary round which will k...

4 days ago
ED attaches Rs 115-crore properties of Chennai developer

Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday said it has provisionally attached immovable properties at Guindy near here worth about Rs 115 crore of real estate developer VGN Developers Pvt Ltd. In a statement issued here, the ED said the provisional attachment of 10.46 acre land had been made under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

4 days ago
$1.8 bn PNB fraud, macro-data hit equities' movement

Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The weekly trade in the Indian equity markets was almost flat. However, a slew of domestic developments like a $1.8 billion fraud reported by the Punjab National Bank (PNB) and release of major macro-economic data impacted the movements of the two key equity indices, analysts said. On a weekly basis, the barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) rose a tad by 5 po...

5 days ago
HAL invites private companies to manufacture Dhruv helicopters

Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) In a bid to push the 'Make in India' initiative, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on Friday invited private sector companies to manufacture the civil version of the indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv. HAL, the public sector defence major which has designed, developed and manufactures the ALH, issued a notice inviting 'expression of interest' from...

8 days ago
'When the Chief Fell in Love', to release tomorrow

Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) An unusual fictional romantic novel, When the Chief Fell in Love: Kashmiriyat, Jamhooryiat, Insaniyat.. Hindustaniyat, has sparked a guessing game on its underlying political message, its author Tuhin A. Sinha said here on Tuesday. Scheduled to be released on February 14, Sinha unveiled the name and cover through social media network and kicked off a raging debate o...

9 days ago
BJP ally HAM to contest by-election 'at any cost'

Patna, Feb 12 (IANS) BJP ally Hindustan Awam Morcha (HAM) on Monday said it will fight the Jahanabad Assembly by-election in Bihar at any cost. This was stated by HAM President and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi after a meeting of the party's core committee. Manjhi, a Dalit leader, said HAM should be given priority treatment in the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Dem...

11 days ago
Modi's backward-looking thought led to note ban: Rahul

Hospet (Karnataka), Feb 10 (IANS) Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his recent Parliament speech accusing the Congress of yearning an old India of scams, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said Modi's backward-looking thought led to note ban. The country doesn't want to hear about the past, it is concerned about the future. Narendra Modi is the kind of PM who drives the...

11 days ago
Nothing is safe in the film industry: Ayushmann Khurrana

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who has featured in films on sperm donation and erectile dysfunction, says being offbeat and experimenting with new roles is always a good idea as nothing is safe in the film industry, and the audience is always looking out for something new. It's good to be offbeat. Nothing is safe in this industry, (so it is important) to give somethin...

12 days ago
Rahul accuses Jaitley of lying, seeks to know Rafale's purchase price

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of speaking a lie about UPA Defence Ministers not having disclosed cost of defence purchases, and demanded the government disclose the price of each Rafale fighter plane. Gandhi, in a tweet in which he addressed Jaitley as Jaitlie, posted three written answers given by former Def...

12 days ago
ONGC Q3 net at Rs 5,014 cr up 15% on higher prices

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) State-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) on Friday posted a 15 per cent rise in net profit at Rs 5,014.67 crore for the third quarter ending December buoyed by higher realisations. ONGC had posted a profit after tax of Rs 4,352.33 crore in the corresponding quarter a year ago, the company said in a statement here. Higher crude prices meant ONGC g...

12 days ago
Global cues pull equities lower; banks stocks slump

Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Indian equities on Friday plunged into the negative territory amid a global sell-off, with the key indices -- the BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 -- shedding over 400 points and 100 points respectively, a fall of over 1 per cent each. According to market observers, heavy selling pressure in banking, auto and capital goods stocks, along with continuous outflow of foreign f...

13 days ago
Tendulkar lends support to blind chess tourney

Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Cricket legend and Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday expressed his support to the ongoing National Chess Championship for the visually challenged, organised by the All India Chess Federation for the Blind. Himself a chess aficionado, Tendulkar tweeted: Chess lovers, join me in wishing all the participants of the AICFB's National Chess Championship for the Bli...

14 days ago
HAL flies Hawk with indigenous avionics system

Bengaluru, Feb 7 (IANS) State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) on Wednesday flew advanced jet trainer (AJT) Hawk-i here for the first time with an avionics system it developed, said the defence behemoth. The AJT, being built by HAL under licence from British BAE Systems, was flown for the first time with home-grown avionics software, including real-time operating system, a company off...

14 days ago
Modi government must bring white paper on Rafale: Swaraj India

New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Swaraj India on Wednesday raised various questions on the Rafale fighter aircraft deal and demanded a white paper on it. The party said in a statement that its senior leader and noted lawyer Prashant Bhushan and its national President Yogendra Yadav earlier on October,20, 2016 had exposed the alleged dealings in Rafale, terming it a bigger scam than the Bofors.

15 days ago
Kashmiri journalist selected for Indian-American funded fellowship

Columbia, Feb 6 (IANS) Delhi-based Kashmiri journalist Gulam Jeelani has been chosen for a fellowship in the US funded by a foundation started by prominent Indian-American entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist Frank Islam and his wife Debbie Driesman. Jeelani, a special correspondent working with the Hindustan Times, becomes the first Kashmiri journalist to have been awarded the Alfred Frie...

16 days ago
Hindustan Coca-Cola bags award for employee satisfaction

Bengaluru, Feb 5 (IANS) Coca-Cola's Indian arm on Monday said it has bagged the People Capital Index Award for its high degree of employee satisfaction with regard to talent development efforts and programmes. Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) has accorded top priority to people capital within the organisation by implementing industry-best practices, processes and standards, said Seem...

16 days ago
Coca-Cola India bags award for high employee satisfaction

Bengaluru, Feb 5 (IANS) Coca-Cola's Indian arm on Monday said it has bagged the People Capital Index Award for its high degree of employee satisfaction with regard to talent development efforts and programmes. Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB) has accorded top priority to people capital within the organisation by implementing industry-best practices, processes and standards, said Seem...

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