Tata Sons wins bid for acquiring national carrier Air India: Government

Tata Sons have emerged successful in winning the bid of India’s struggling national carrier Air India, said Tuhin Kanta Pandey, Secretary, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM). The country’s largest conglomerate had submitted their final bids last month to acquire a 100 per cent stake in…

Press Council seeks report from UP govt on journalist killed in Lakhimpur Kheri violence

The Press Council of India Tuesday took suo motu cognisance of the death of a journalist during the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3, and a sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the facts of the case “at the earliest”. Raman Kashyap, 30, a local journalist from Nighasan area of Lahimpur…

Eviction of squatters to pave way for government high school in Bengaluru

The office of Bengaluru urban deputy commissioner has managed to evict encroachers and demolish an illegal construction on a land on which the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) will build a government high school for underprivileged students at Doddanagamangala village in the Electronic City. In 2017,…

‘Pandora Papers’ Show Heads Of State Hid Millions Offshore: Report

Washington:  More than a dozen heads of state and government, including the King of Jordan and the Czech prime minister, have hidden millions in offshore tax havens, according to an investigation published Sunday by the ICIJ media consortium. The so-called “Pandora Papers” investigation —…

BSNL Rs 699 prepaid plan now offers 180 days validity, what Airtel, Jio and Vi offer at the same price

Government-owned telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has extended its promotional plan validity for its Rs 699 plan for 90 days. The telco is offering 180 days validity with the prepaid plan. The plan was promotional in nature and expired on September 28 but the telco has now extended it for another 90 days.…

Atrangi Re might release on OTT, Akshay Kumar reveals

As soon as the government announced the opening of theatres in Maharashtra, makers rushed to reveal the release dates of their films. Akshay Kumar’s much-awaited films – Sooryavanshi, Prithviraj, Bachchan Pandey, RakshaBandhan and Ram Setu – also got their respective release dates. However, no…

Explained: How the PLI scheme for textiles works

The government has notified the Rs 10,683-crore Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for textiles, specifically aimed at boosting the production of man-made fibre (MMF) fabric, MMF apparel and technical textiles. We examine the details of the scheme which is set to provide incentives from FY25 to FY29. Which…

UP government forms SIT to probe allegations of religious conversion against IAS officer

The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday set up a special investigation team (SIT) to look into allegations that senior IAS officer Mohammad Iftikharuddin was seen in viral videos attending an event related to religious conversion. Iftikharuddin is currently the Chairman of the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport…

Government Condemns “Abuse Levelled” At PM In UK Parliamentarians’ Debate

London:  Members of Parliament from the UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Kashmir have tabled a motion on “Human rights in Kashmir” for a debate in the House of Commons, drawing a strong reaction from India which said any assertion made in any forum on a subject related to an integral…

“Take Care, Government Busy With Sales”: Rahul Gandhi Dig In Covid Tweet

New Delhi:  Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a two-for-one swipe at the government – over the “worrying” Covid situation and slow pace of vaccinations and the National Monetisation Pipeline announced earlier this week by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. “Rising Covid numbers…