MUMBAI - Shares of Wockhardt, one of the leading Indian pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, witnessed a sharp fall of 20% to Rs. 1,315 ($23.61) on the Bombay Stock Exchange(BSE) on Thursday after the US FDA published an import alert on one of its three manufacturing facilities near Aurangabad. The import alert, 'detention without physical examination of drugs from firms which have ...
Russia's Ambassador to India Alexander M Kadakin has said that his country is ready to help India establish 16 nuclear power generating stations. Welcoming the Supreme Court of India's green signal to the controversial Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), Ambassador Kadakin said: "It (apex court verdict) was a good development, and also the cabinet clearance for ministry, and so forth, was ...
Five suspected militants have been arrested with heavy arms and ammunition in connection with a botched plot to kill security personnel near the Thathri Police Station in Doda District. According to reports, the ultras have been identified as Abdul Rashid, Akhter Hussain, Mohammad Rafi, Altaf Hussain and Mohammad Yaqoob. Police also confirmed the seizure of one AK-56 rifle, three magazines of ...
A day after Delhi recorded it's hottest day in May in the last 10 years, the mercury is expected to rise further Friday, the India Meteorological Department said. "The heatwave conditions will prevail over the city Friday. The maximum temperature is expected to be around 46 degrees Celsius," an IMD official said. The minimum temperature early Friday was three notches above average at 29.5 ...
Thanks to the skyrocketing land prices in the countryside, Kashmiri villagers are basking in their newfound financial affluence, caring little for the land of their ancestors that are being sold to buy modern-day luxuries. Amid alarming pollution in the Valley's rivers and streams because of growing commercial activities, ancestral lands on which were once grown rice, maize and oilseeds are ...
Set in the late hours of a single night in 1953, when the threat of atomic destruction was paramount, the communist-hunting House Un-American Activities Committee was at a full boil, and Marilyn Monroe was entering the pantheon of sex symbols by standing over a subway grate, Nicola ... ...
Arrested Rajasthan Royals player Ajit Chandila had received Rs.12 lakh for spot fixing in IPL 2012 matches, Delhi Police said Thursday. "Chandila received the money from arrested bookie Sunil Bhatia for spot fixing in last year's matches," said a police official after custodial questioning of the two accused. Since Chandila could not make it to the playing 11 in all his team matches, Bhatia ...
Kerala Thursday welcomed the central cabinet's decision to approve classical language status for Malayalam, subject to the outcome of a case in the Madras High Court, even as the government and opposition sough to take credit for the measure. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in a statement issued here Thursday night thanked the central government for taking language to greater heights. "Through ...
In the wake of the shutting down of the scam-tainted Saradha Group media house, the West Bengal government Thursday announced it would acquire two of the closed TV channels. The Left questioned the decision on moral and legal grounds and sought its reversal. "We have decided to acquire Tara Muzik and Tara News and, on grounds of humanity, will give ex-gratia payment of Rs.16,000 each to the 168 ...
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Thursday approved a proposal for the implementation of National AIDS Control Support Project (NACSP) under the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) at an outlay of Rs.2,550 crore, an official statement said. The NACSP will contribute towards intensifying and consolidating prevention services with a focus on highly vulnerable populations, high risk ...
A bookie, who had produced a Bengali film, and nine of his associates were arrested in Kolkata, police said Thursday, adding that they were investigating if the culprits had links with the ongoing IPL spot fixing controversy. Bookie Ajit Surekha and others were nabbed Wednesday night from their hideout in the Ultadanga area of north Kolkata during a joint operation by police's special task ...
The Alappuzha District Congress Committee Thursday passed a resolution condemning the frequent outbursts of Hindu group leaders against top party leaders in Kerala. The Congress party is upset over the manner in which leaders of groups like SNDP (Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana) general secretary Velapally Natesan and NSS (Nair Service Society) general secretary Sukumaran Nair recently slammed ...
The Delhi High Court has issued notice to central and state government on a PIL seking quashing of contract given to a private company to manufacture high security registration plates (HSRP) on grounds they are defective. A division bench of Chief Justice D. Murugesan and Justice Jayant Nath also issued notices to Automotive Research Association of India, Utsav Safety Systems Pvt Ltd, Rosmerta ...
Jammu and Kashmir Police Thursday arrested a police constable involved in drug smuggling from mountainous Rajouri district, an officer said. Rajouri's Superintendent of Police (SP) Mubassir Latifi told reporters that the constable was caught at a special check-post in Rajouri town while he was travelling with an associate, also a policeman, in a car. "On seeing the police party, senior ...
A day after the detention of a Tibetan, suspected to be a Chinese spy, from McLeodganj, the Tibetan government-in-exile Thursday said it was part of a "Chinese espionage and terror plot against Tibetan community in exile". Police had earlier said they had arrested Pema Tsering Wednesday following a tip-off from the Tibetan government-in-exile, but later claimed he was kept under detention. "We ...
The Shiv Sena Thursday ended the controversy over its late chief Bal Thackeray's funeral expenses by handing over the billed amount to the municipal authorities concerned, an official said. A top Shiv Sena functionary handed over a cheque of Rs.500,000 Thursday morning to the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai administration to cover the expenses incurred by the civic body in making ...
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and two others are in the contest for two Rajya Sabha seats from Assam, officials said here Thursday. The poll is slated for May 30. Officials said the prime minister's four sets of nomination papers, which were endorsed by 40 legislators, were found in order. Manmohan Singh had filed a fresh affidavit two days before the scrutiny, correcting his age in his ...
State run Hindustan Copper Ltd Thursday announced a 36.86 percent jump in its net profit to Rs.188.09 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 as compared to Rs. 137.43 crore for the same period last year. Total income of the Kolkata-headquartered firm, however, decreased from Rs.622.89 crore for the fourth quarter of 2011-12 to Rs.550.45 crore for the same quarter of 2012-13, it said in a ...
A woman employee in a private company here Thursday jumped to her death from a multi-storey building, police said, adding she left a suicide note saying she was "fed up" with her life. Isha Madan, 24, jumped from 18th floor of Princeton Estate here in DLF-5 area under Sushant Lok police station, a police officer said, adding she came to the building just to end her life. A resident of Delhi's ...
Extreme heat can affect medicines and these can become life threatening for those using them, doctors said Thursday. "Quality of medicines can deteriorate during summers because of high temperatures. As most medicines are designed to be stored at normal room temperatures, no drug should be exposed to temperatures higher than 86 degrees fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius)," the Delhi Medical ...
Mumbai Indians are hopeful of having a fit Sachin Tendulkar for their playoff against Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens here Friday. The batting legend has missed his team's last three matches due to a wrist and hand injury. "He has recovered well and we are very hopeful that he will be in for the game (Friday)," MI batsman Dwayne Smith told media persons here on match eve. Tendulkar hurt ...
Leaders of the faction-ridden Delhi Congress Thursday said they will drop their differences and fight the coming assembly elections unitedly following a stern talking to by party vice president Rahul Gandhi. "Rahul told the leaders sternly that he will not tolerate any indiscipline in the party," a party source told IANS against the backdrop of concerns about the party's prospects in the Delhi ...
Riding on their Nigerian firepower, East Bengal made a hattrick of Kolkata premier division soccer league titles with a 3-2 win over arch-rivals Mohun Bagan here Thursday. Nigerian Edeh Chidi scored a double, while his compatriot Penn Orji netted once for the winners who lifted the coveted title for the 34th time. Okolie Odafa, another Nigerian, and Australian-Turkish player Tolgey Ozbey found ...
Cracking the gruesome killings of seven members of a businessman's family in Ghaziabad two days ago, Uttar Pradesh Police Thursday arrested the family's former driver who confessed to the murders, police said. Inspector General (IG) of Police Bhavesh Kumar told reporters here that Rahul Verma, 21, employed as driver, was sacked after businessman Satish Chandra Goyal suspected and accused him of ...
The government's decision to allow quadricycles, a category of four-wheelers on Indian roads, is fraught with the danger of further deteriorating road safety and pollution, a global not-for-profit organisation said Thursday. "Disregarding the fact that India tops the world in fatalities in road accidents - with 144,000 in 2011 - he government's proposed move to consider quadricycles is fraught ...
Safety and well being of social activists involved in development work in Uttar Pradesh came under focus Thursday when an independent panel of women groups released a fact-finding report on an attack on Dalit women at Lalitpur. Addressing the media here, members of the panel -- retired police officer S.R. Darapuri and women's rights activist Madhavi Kuckreja -- highlighted the pathetic state in ...
Wholesalers, retailers and manufacturers across Maharashtra called off their month-long agitation against the local body tax (LBT) imposed by civic agencies following talks with Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan here Thursday. LBT is a imposed on all goods traded and services offered in the jurisdiction of a civic body. At a meeting of trade associations (of wholesalers, retailers and ...
The Cabinet Thursday approved creation of 20,751 additional posts in the Income Tax department, at a cost of Rs.449.71 crore, to help it collect increased revenue and provide better services to tax payers, an official statement said. According to a statement, among the new posts, 1,349 are in the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) cadre and 19,402 in the non-IRS cadre. An additional expenditure of ...
The mess in the Indian Premier League (IPL) just got bigger as Mumbai police Thursday ordered Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of Indian cricket board chief N. Srinivasan, to get in touch with them by Friday evening, while top Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf, who has been officiating in IPL matches, was removed from next month's ICC Champions Trophy. A team of Mumbai police led by Investigating ...
Panic gripped people in a multi-storey building here after a letter warning of a bomb inside was recovered Thursday afternoon, police said. However, the threat turned out to be a hoax. The manager of the 10-storey district centre in Janakpuri in west Delhi called police to report that a letter saying that a bomb has been placed in the building was recovered from the toilet on the sixth floor, ...
The cabinet Thursday approved a special recruitment drive to fill up the backlog in vacancies reserved under the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) quota, an official statement said. According to the statement, a total of 75,522 backlog vacancies were identified by end of March 2012. Of these, 44,427 were in the direct recruitment quota and 31,095 ...
The Sikh holy city of Amritsar Thursday recorded its highest temperature in over three decades with the mercury hitting a high of 48 degrees Celsius as severe heat wave conditions prevailed over Punjab and Haryana. The temperature in Amritsar was a whopping nine degrees Celsius above what is the average for this time of the season, Met department officials said. As per data with the local ...
Delhi Police Thursday contacted their counterparts in Mumbai seeking details about the articles seized from the hotel where tainted cricketer S. Sreesanth stayed, said a police official. The official said that they have asked Mumbai police's Crime Branch to provide them details about the CCTV footage of the hotel where Sreesanth stayed. In a written letter to their Mumbai counterparts, Delhi ...
Grateful at having worked with "interesting filmmakers" since his 2007 debut, actor Ranbir Kapoor Thursday confessed that playing himself in his forthcoming release "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" (YJHD) is "harder" than enacting characters in his previous films. "I am grateful that I got to work with such good directors. I was at the right place at the right timeI got these opportunities and I ...
Widening the probe into the IPL spot fixing scam, Mumbai police have ordered Gurunath Meiyappan, son-in-law of Indian cricket board chief N. Srinivasan, to get in touch with them by Friday evening, an official said in Mumbai. A team of Mumbai police led by Investigating Officer Nandkumar Gopale served the orders at the Chennai residence of Meiyappan, chief executive of Chennai Super Kings team ...
Cases of sunburns and heat stroke have jumped in Chhattisgarh as most parts of the state are wilting under maximum temperatures of 47 degrees Celsius. Almost all the state's 27 districts Thursday recorded high temperatures, with Raipur registering 47 degrees Celsius. Doctors at state's biggest government hospital, Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Hospital in the capital, said that 78 people were brought ...
The Delhi High Court Thursday granted interim bail, on health grounds, to six people convicted in the 2000 Haryana teachers appointment scam. Justice Siddharth Mridul granted bail to six convicts for six weeks on furnishing of a personal bond of Rs.25,000 each along with two sureties of like amount before the trial court. On May 21, former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala (78), ...
The Himachal Pradesh High Court Thursday directed the state government to suspend and initiate disciplinary proceedings against its two officials for illegal detention of a man over alleged threat of breach of peace in 2009. Hearing a petition of Suresh Kumar of Jubbal in Shimla district, Justice Rajiv Sharma ordered the officials - District Revenue Officer Sidharth Acharya and Additional ...
In a bid to promote exports, the government Thursday exempted excise duty on indigenously produced goods sold at duty-free shops (DFS) at international airports. "Government issued notification today (Thursday) so as to allow excise duty-free sale of goods manufactured in India to international passengers or crew arriving from abroad at the DFS located in the arrival halls of international ...
Having accepted the fact that rumours about his private life are "part and parcel" of the film industry, "Barfi!" star Ranbir Kapoor Thursday maintained that he would stay away from social-networking sites to shield his off-screen life. "My personal life should be on guard. I will not keep it open. I am not on any social networking sites and I won't be there also," Ranbir told reporters at a ...
Union Sports Minister Jitendra Singh Thursday congratulated Arunima Sinha for climbing the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. Arunima, a former national level volleyball player, had lost her right leg after being thrown off a moving train by some hoodlums. She created history Tuesday by becoming the world's first female amputee and first Indian amputee to summit the Everest. "Congratulations ...
The maximum temperature in Delhi touched 45.7 degrees Celsius Thursday, the highest for the month of May in the last 10 years, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Thursday's maximum temperature was six notches above what is average for this time of the season. The second highest temperature recorded in the month of May in the last 10 years was when the mercury touched 45.4 degrees ...
The Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday demanded that a first information report (FIR) be filed against Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit for allegedly misusing government funds for "political purpose". "A report by the Delhi Lokayukta (ombudsman) must me made the basis for lodging an FIR against Sheila Dikshit. There is a criminal case of breach of trust," BJP leader Vijender ...
President Pranab Mukherjee was accorded a ceremonial reception by Governor Urmila Singh and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on his arrival here Thursday on a three-day visit. He was given a guard of honour by the Rajput Regiment at the Kalyani helipad near here. This is his first visit to the hill state after becoming president. Mukherjee will address the state assembly here Friday. Official ...
With a pan-India crackdown on betting rackets, Delhi bookies have suffered a whopping loss of Rs.35,000 crore as most of them have either wind up their business or have gone underground after the spot fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The business was worth Rs.50,000 crore at the start of the Indian Premier League (IPL), but within a week, with the arrest of three Rajasthan Royals ...
Iraq's Water Resources Minister Mohanad Salman Al-Sady Thursday met his Indian counterpart Harish Rawat to discuss proposed memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the area of water management between the two countries. An official release said the two sides discussed draft of MoU, avenues for training of Iraqi engineers and experts in India and exchange of information relating to water ...
As many as 56,700 Indians face deportation from Saudi Arabia in the next one-and-half months and ten officials have been despatched to the kingdom to help the Indian mission prepare emergency certificates for their exit, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said Thursday. "As of now, 56,700 Indians have registered with the Indian mission for getting exit permits as they have no valid ...
Mythological show "Jai Jai Jai Bajrangbali" is entering a new phase, and the central character will now enter teenage. Actor Rishabh Sharma will play the older Bajrangbali. So far, the role was being played by child actor Raj Bhanushali. "I am really excited to essay the central character of Bajrangbali. I am Hanumanji's ardent follower and I know almost all his life stories - right from his ...
iGate's American employee Araceli Roiz, 31, who accused the company's former chief executive Phaneesh Murthy of sexual harassment, Thursday claimed that she was pregnant with his child. Three days after the US-based leading IT software firm fired Murthy (49) for his unlawful relationship with Roiz, the company's investor relations manager, a law firm (Aiman-Smith amp; Marcy), representing her ...
Largest steel manufacturer of the country (valuewise) Tata Steel posted net loss for fourth quarter ending March 31, 2013, a company statement said Thursday. The company's fourth quarter net loss was Rs.6,529 crore, compared with Rs.4,330 crore profit a year earlier. The company attributed the reason behind this loss to the weak demands in the Eurozone. The company said: "The Eurozone crisis ...
Young Indian paddler Manika Batra beat higher-ranked Yui Hamamoto of Japan to enter the girls' singles semifinals at the IITF Polish Junior Open in Wladyslawowo, Poland Thursday. Eighteen-year-old Batra, who won a bronze at the Commonwealth Championships here earlier in the month, chalked out a 9-11, 11-9, 11-7, 10-12, 11-3, 12-10 win over the third seed in the quarterfinals. She meets another ...
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Director Ritesh Batra's debut film "Dabba" (Lunchbox) has won the critics week viewers choice award at the 66th Cannes International Film Festival.
Produced by Anurag Kashyap, the film, featuring Irrfan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nimrat Kaur, also received appreciation during the screening at the festival.
Even Anurag Kashyap, who was conferred with the French honour Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, posted on Twitter: "It's begun. 'Lunchbox' wins critics week viewers choice award. It's called the Golden Rail or something. Yay."
Irrfan had earlier posted on Twitter: "The 'Lunchbox' has started spreading its wings, outstanding response."
After the movie won the critics award, the 46-year-old posted: "Just got the news the 'Lunchbox' won its first award at Cannes."
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