In what is seen as an embarassment to Pakistan, a previously unknown pro-Taliban group claimed responsibility for Wednesday's car bomb attack in Lahore for which Islamabad sought to implicate India.
Recent allegations by the CPI (M) that the chief minister’s family members have invested several crores in real estate have only added to her discomfiture.
It's an inheritance of loss that the Mamata Banerjee government has been grappling with ever since it took charge on May 20.
In a landmark development, India was chosen as the host country for the mega event by the FIFA executive committee in its meeting at Salvador de Bahia in Brazil yesterday.
In a development that has the potential to dent India’s image as a ``secular’’ society and, at the same time, would mean a victory for Muslim fundamentalists who had launched a campaign for her ouster, controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen has told Indian officials that she is planning to leave India for good.
The government has appointed Adfactors PR as its communications consultant for Coal India's Rs 12,000 crore Initial Public Offer (IPO), which is expected to hit the market in October.
Image of India as the new destination for foreign investment got dented, as jittery clients starting calling IT providers back home.
On Tuesday, RBI will hold its monetary policy review meeting, followed by the US Fed's open market committee and ECB's policy meeting.
Wipro and Infosys were supposed to get land for Rs 500 cr each in the Rajarhat area near the controversial Vedic village. West Bengal scraps Infosys, Wipro projects
If govt doesn't want to kill the goose that lays golden egg, then it should recognise that the internet is hard-wired into our lives and is essential for the health of our society.
At the European Tour’s 2.7 million euro HSBC Abu Dhabi Masters, 25-year-old Gaganjeet Bhullar finished 10 th and picked up a cheque of Rs 25 lakhs approx.
India has not been informed about the reported arrest of an alleged national of the country in connection with a car bomb attack in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, a senior official of its mission here said on Thursday.
By the time presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee called up West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, late on Tuesday evening, the ice had begun to thaw.
A total of 104 army officers, junior commissioned officers (JCOs) and other personnel posted in Jammu and Kashmir were found guilty of human rights violations and punished in the past 20 years.
In the long line of those astonished by all the gold in Kerala that seems as common as karimeen curry, one of the early ones was the Venetian traveller Marco Polo.
BJP fails to open account in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Bengal; sees its tally drop to a mere five (from 10) in Assam.
West Bengal, battling the country's worst outbreak of deadly bird flu, appealed on Saturday to the federal government to send "all possible help to defeat" the virus.
Raghu Bhat and Manish Bhatt went ahead with Scarecrow since according to them it was the most disruptive, had talk-point value and was also safer.
The Jharkhali tiger, which had been rescued from a village with one of its paws chewed off, was bundled off to the Khayerbari rescue centre.
The offbeat flick has crossed 100 days at in the theatrical circuit. Grossings are placed at Rs 3 crore-plus at the box office, according to industry sources. The movie was made for roughly Rs 60 lakh.
Debates and free speech enrich college education. To control this freedom is to allow the manufacture of young minds conditioned by majoritarianism.
While DB Realty slipped by 4.22%, Unitech and RCom slumped 5.13% and 1.99%, respectively. Shares of ADAG group firms also fell.
Market analysts said RCom, DB Realty and Unitech are under pressure as thier subsidiaries or joint ventures have been named in the CBI charge-sheet.
Brand Equity speaks to the men tasked with the onerous job of getting their teams fighting fit and back in shape.
A Bharti Group joint venture company, set up last year to invest in social media and gaming and partly managed by promoter Sunil Mittal's son Kavin, has made its first acquisition in the e-commerce space.
Gold buying in India is set to rise 15% as buyers shrug off record high prices ahead of the wedding season that starts next month.
Air India (AI) has tasted success with its direct New Delhi-Chicago flights, which were launched on October 31 last year.
The new tea season has brought good news for tea companies which have presence in north India. Prices of premium quality teas have appreciated by 50% and average quality teas are being sold at a premium of 14%.
2013 exposed everything that was wrong with India, more so with its financial system.
There has been unease in BJP over this report driven by Advani. Many senior leaders were not in agreement with the task force's plan to drag senior political leaders.
A consortium of four PSUs as well as two private firms have been shortlisted to invest in new gold and copper deposits in Afghanistan.
HSBC India would accord high priority to organic growth, group general manager and country head HSBC group of companies Naina Lal Kidwai said.
Several of her newfound supporters, including former Left icons have turned critical of her government.
Equities are expected to see a positive opening Wednesday after global cues turned for the better as oil prices slid below $122.
Sri Lanka's central bankers are probably more worried about accelerated fall in the rupee in the past 4 months than RBI governor Subbarao.
PepsiCo will invest $200 mn in India to enhance manufacturing and agricultural activities to increase its footprint.
Birla group patriarch Basant Kumar Birla has announced his decision to retire in 3 years & reiterated that Kumar Mangalam Birla will partially assume the reins of his business empire.
The unceasing cold wave in large parts of the country is proving to be a bonanza for the tea industry. Tea stocks have depleted in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and NCR and end-season teas turned costlier by Rs 10 per kg compared to the previous year.
Shares of Tata Steel, India’s largest steelmaker, surged 3.6% on Monday as investors bought the stock in expectation of improved profitability.
Mining of iron ore is likely to become cheaper as customs duty on imported plant and machinery used in the industry has been cut from 7.5% to 2.5%.
The budget proposal to hike the allocation for green revolution in the East from Rs 400 to Rs 1000 crore will intensify agriculture research.
This is a budget which claims to be attempting discipline, but the discipline has been kicked down the road.
Railway minister Dinesh Trivedi may be drawing flak from his party boss Mamata Banerjee for raising fares, but Delhiites are not gunning for his scalp.
Property developers hope that the new real estate law will see the light of day in 2016 and bring in the much-needed efficiency, transparency and accountability into this sector.
Many retail majors plan to tie-up with IPL franchisees, given the fact that the business format of IPL is modelled on the English Premier League. Business of IPL
Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress is winning most of the gram panchayat seats, the counting for which is on.
NDMC has decided to defer effecting the hike as no private entity participated in the tender process for operating the parking lots with revised rates.
After Motilal Oswal Securities’ acquisition of south-based Peninsular Capital, comes news that Mumbai-based IL&FS Investsmart is all set to buy Apeejay Securities to build a presence in the eastern part of the country.
Telenor Group's ambition of becoming a pan-India mobile services powerhouse has been stymied for now as the Norwegian company is yet to receive 2G airwaves from the DoT in key cities across four telecom zones.
While MRF was the front-runner for the asset Apollo has recently entered the fray said multiple sources aware of the ongoing negotiations.
France-based global conglomerate Saint-Gobain is interested in entering the Indian iron pipe business and is in talks with Jai Balaji and Dempo, sources said.
Congress general secretary’s plan to expand footprint in West Bengal irks Trinamool leader Mamata Banerjee.
Essar Group's mobile retail chain MobileStore on Thursday launched its online sales operations.
UCO Bank is likely to raise Rs 900-950 crore from follow-on-public offer after a strong rally in the stock market.
Bhangoo’s story is similar to that of Sahara group’s Subrata Roy. Both run business empires whose functioning, critics say, is opaque.
A majority of Indians were hooked to the small screen Saturday as the election results poured in. People switched channels by the minute to watch the fast-changing leads and the country's biggest political drama reach a climax.
The biggest thing about the Coal India initial public offering (IPO) is not its size - the largest ever from an Indian company - or its hotly-debated price band.
Chhatradhar Mahato, the face of tribal protest has Maoist backing.
'You cannot serve customers by the chairman of company driving the agenda. It is the people who will drive it and we have the best people.'
THE three key players who help to frame the government’s economic policy-drive, Pranab Sen, the chief statistician, Kaushik Basu, the chief economic advisor and Rahul Khullar, the commerce secretary, go back a long way.
Companies like Infosy, Wipro, ITC Infotech had chalked out plans to set up units in the proposed IT hub. Top 10 nations using internet | 40 years of the internet
Private media companies should participate in making documentary films a commercially viable venture, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi on Sunday said.
Monday’s moderate rainfall across North-West India will probably exacerbate the flood situation in North India.
A hitherto unheard of pro-Taliban group called 'Ansar Wa Mohajir' has claimed responsibility for Wednesday's car bomb attack in Lahore.
The Chinese authorities are blaming the Tibetan government-in-exile in India as well as what they call overseas organizations, press and media institutions.
China called off boundary talks with India, after New Delhi refused to prevent the Dalai Lama from addressing a global Buddhist congregation.
West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard & Kiwi paceman Shane Bond turn out to be the most expensive players.
Bhushan group on Tuesday reached a settlement on family dispute by agreeing to divide the $6-billion empire equally among family members.
Tata Motors' decision to suspend work in Singur may mean that the time has come to start writing the obituary of Brand Bengal, with both prospective domestic and foreign investments being put at risk.
At first sight, Anurag Verma looks like any other fresher on the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta campus. Tall and stout, the 23-year-old melts easily into the crowd of new arrivals.
CM Mamata announced that her govt would set up a Rs 500-cr relief fund to pay back the Saradha depositors.
Reliance Communications (RCom) has named CS Rana, Akshay Kumar, Vivek Garg and Nilanjan Mukherjee as the four region heads for its national GSM and CDMA operations.
Bharti is expected to approach the Supreme Court on Friday, but will have to shut down 3G services in seven regions if SC fails to provide relief.
Tuesday’s audacious attack on the Delhi-Bhubaneswar Rajdhani express is yet another glaring instance of the supreme vulnerability of railway passengers in what has now emerged as a troubled route in the heart of Maoist country in West Bengal’s West Midnapore district.
UK-based Cookson Group Plc on Friday made an open offer to shareholders of Foseco India for acquiring a 20 per cent stake in the company for Rs 53.64 crore.
Bengal CM & Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said she would politically retaliate against her party's name being dragged into Saradha scam.
A powerful three-dimensional Navy, which can protect India's geo-strategic interests stretching from Hormuz Strait to Malacca Strait, will not come cheap. Neither will it be built overnight.
India's biggest sugar refiner Shree Renuka Sugars is negotiating to acquire Balrampur Chini Mills, barely one-and-a-half month after Bajaj Hindusthan failed to strike a similar deal.
FIFA tried imposing similar restrictions on photo coverage of the 2006 World Cup but backed down under a threat of a boycott. Brand Cricketers | Business of Cricket
Adlabs, the movie processing unit of Reliance ADA Group, may soon be merged with Reliance Big Pictures following which the multiplex theatre chain would be brought under the banner of Big Cinemas.
Portability in health insurance is likely to become a reality soon.
More rail passengers die due to falls from trains than collisions or derailments, and a new law is all set to make it much harder to claim compensation in such cases.
The central government has approved the Rs 500 crore Hyderabad gems Special Economic Zone promoted by Gitanjali Gems.
The I-T department, probing a disproportionate assets charge against Koda, conducted raids in eight cities and over 60 premises owned by the former CM and his associates.
Copper and aluminium prices head south but firm demand keeps experts optimistic.
IPL commissioner Lalit Modi plans to sue Rendezvous Sports World’s Shailendra Gaikwad for accusing him of bribery.
The CBI probe into the Nandigram massacre has revealed the involvement of the party militia in the attack. The initial report of the agency finalised on Wednesday has confirmed the charge that CPM cadres, and not just the police, attacked the villagers, who were protesting against the Salim project.
Bharti Airtel and Nokia Siemens Networks strengthened their partnership further by signing a Memorandum of Understanding for $900 mn expansion contract across Airtel's mobile, fixed and Intelligent Network platforms.
With tension gripping Darjeeling and Siliguri following clashes between pro-Gorkhaland and anti-Gorkhaland supporters, the West Bengal government on Thursday called in the Army to patrol the streets.
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The Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group’s admission late on Friday that its officials have also been questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the 2G spectrum scam has made investors edgy.
Here is a list of new Express Trains, Passenger Trains, MEMU, DEMU, Extension of run and increase in frequency of trains:
Abhijit Mukherjee 'withdrew' his comments and said they were not meant to hurt 'any particular section or any particular sentiment'.
Abhijeet Mukherjee even questioned the identity of the protestors saying that women 'at that age' cannot be students at all.
India is planning to set up a consulate at Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka. With Mr Rajapaksa now back in power, the matter is expected to gather momentum.
In Dec 2010, the two younger brothers ended their own foray into steel making. Weighed down by debt, the Mittals sold a majority stake in Ispat Industries.
Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday demanded imposition of President’s rule in West Bengal.
In Bengal, an entire generation of young people like Anik and Shravan, who have seen no other ruling party, are set to witness change for the first time.
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