Big ticket strategic sale of BPCL, CONCOR, SCI, among others (Lead)(23:22) New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Pushing the pedal on its disinvestment programme, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved strategic disinvestment in five large public sector undertakings (PSU) -- BPCL, CONCOR, SCI, THDC and NEEPCO -- along with change in management control in these companies.
Maha deal: Consider 'pedhas' being ordered: Sena MP(21:50) New Delhi/Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Giving a strong indication of a three-party government formation deal for Maharashtra being virtually sealed, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said late on Wednesday that he would consider it as 'pedhas' (sweets) being ordered.
Subash Chandra to cede control of Zee Entertainment(20:28) Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) The Subhash Chandra-led Essel group on Wednesday said that it is planning to sell 16.5 per cent stake in Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) to financial investors in order to repay loan obligations to certain lenders of the group.
CCEA approves 2 year moratorium on spectrum auction dues(22:50) New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved the deferral of receipt of spectrum auction dues from telecom companies for two years -- 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 -- in view of their financial stress.
RBI supersedes DHFL board, to initiate insolvency proceedings(18:42) Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Citing governance concerns, the Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday superseded the Board of Directors of Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited (DHFL) and said it intends to shortly initiate the process of resolution of the company.
Snooping row: WhatsApp regrets not meeting govt expectations(19:50) New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) With the government accusing WhatsApp of not informing it on time and with details that personal data of Indians was compromised by a spyware, a spokesperson for the Facebook-owned instant messaging app said it regrets that it did not meet the "Governments expectations for proactive engagement on these issues."
Sena-led Maharashtra govt by Nov 30: NCP (Lead)(22:42) New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) A Shiv Sena-led government in Maharashtra would be formed before the first phase of the Jharkhand Assembly elections, said the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) spokesperson Nawab Malik, here on Wednesday.
Parl panel asks for final report to curb pollution woes(18:54) New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) A parliamentary panel meeting on combating air pollution in Delhi-NCR area, which was originally scheduled for last week but got cancelled because of the absence of key officials, was held at the Parliament committee room on Wednesday.
Police officer injured as students clash in Varanasi(18:44) Varanasi, Nov 20 (IANS) A clash broke out between members of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Samajwadi Chhatra Sabha at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, on Wednesday, during the nominations for students union elections.
Satya Nadella named Fortune's Businessperson of the Year 2019(18:18) San Francisco, Nov 20 (IANS) Microsoft's India-born CEO Satya Nadella has grabbed the top spot in Fortune's "Businessperson of the Year 2019" list. Other Indian-origin CEOs in the Top 20 list are Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga (8th spot) and Santa Clara, California-based computer networking company Arista's head Jayshree Ullal (18th position).
D/N Test: The pitch looks good, I am very excited: Ganguly (Lead)(17:34) Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India are set to play their maiden Day-Night Test against Bangladesh at the historic Eden Gardens from Friday and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is an excited man. The former Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President has taken it on himself to ensure that everything is in place as the venue gets ready for D-Day.
Listed firms asked to report defaults beyond 30 days(17:32) Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Listed companies will have to disclose loan defaults beyond 30 days to the stock exchanges, Securities and Exchange Board of India Chairman Ajay Tyagi said after the SEBI board meeting, here on Wednesday.
Fireworks over graft, and then a fire at UP home guard office(17:16) Lucknow, Nov 20 (IANS) When fireworks over corruption begin, it is the fire that works. The fire in the home guard office in Gautam Buddha Nagar on Tuesday morning destroyed all salary muster rolls. This came a week after the state government ordered an inquiry into the alleged attendance scam in which the attendance of home guards was being marked even though they were not on duty. Their salary was apparently being drawn and shared by their seniors.
SpiceJet signs MoU with Gulf Air to expand reach(17:06) New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) To expand its international portfolio, low-cost carrier SpiceJet has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bahrain-based Gulf Air "to explore greater cooperation", including an interline and codeshare agreement.
Won't allow NRC in Bengal: Mamata(16:38) Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) On a day when union home minister Amit Shah asserted that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise would be undertaken across India, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee assured people on Wednesday that her government will never allow preparation of any such list.
European MPs got sense of terrorism threat in J&K: Minister(16:22) New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) A delegation of Members of the European Parliament (MEP) which visited Jammu and Kashmir recently have got a sense of how terrorism poses a threat to India, and especially to the newly created union territories, Parliament was informed on Wednesdsay.