Month: May 2015

Mahindra & Mahindra is worried about reputation as counterfeit spares hit the market

Lalit Shastri Mahindra & Mahindra, the Indian auto giant facing the impact of a big drop in the Q4 2015 net profit due to lower sales, also has been rocked by counterfeit, fake and sub-standard automotive components allegedly being passed on as original Mahindra product by some “unknown persons” in Delhi and other parts of the country. The case in point is the

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M 7.8 earthquake strikes Japan’s Bonin islands

Newsroom24x7 Desk An earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck Japan’s Bonin Islands at a depth of 677.6 kms in the pacific Ocean. The earthquake was observed in Chichishima on Saturday, according to USGS. Another earthquake of magnitide 6.2 hit Izu Islands in Japan. Strong tremors were felt in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. Even in delhi

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CBI indicts Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leadership in Madan Tamang murder case

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday filed supplementary charge sheet against the entire top leadership of Darjeeling’s ruling party – Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), the Chief of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and eight others, including an MLA from Kalimpong Assembly Constituency of West Bengal; then Deputy Chief Executive of Gorkhaland

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How a leopard was captured and set free in Pench buffer area

  Sanjay Shukla Chief Conservator of Forest, Government of Madhya Pradesh, India It was business as usual on 22 May also.One had finished office work, reached home and was about to start dinner when R S Kori, DFO South Seoni Division called up to inform me that a leopard had entered a house in Chichaldoh Maal village about

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Ustad the Tiger: Cee4life urges NTCA to build a special sanctuary for special tigers

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: Sybelle Foxcroft, founder Director at Cee4life, has sent a proposal to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) in India to undertake the building of a special sanctuary, one that is humane and one where dangerous Tigers can live without the fear of predating on humans, or revenge attacks on them. Cee4life, an

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Sectoral deployment of bank Credit in India: Deceleration in credit growth in all sectors

Newsroom24x7 Staff Mumbai: From the data on sectoral deployment of bank credit collected on a monthly basis from select 46 scheduled commercial banks, it emerges that on a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis, non-food bank credit in India increased by 8.9 per cent in April 2015 but this increase was considerably less as compared with the increase

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CBI registers case against 3 business persons in Delhi

Newsroom244x7 Desk New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case on the complaint of State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, Delhi on the allegation that the proprietors of 3 Delhi based private companies had prepared forged and prepared multiple copies of property documents of their existing properties and used them as

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Pradeep Kumar Sinha appointed next Cabinet Secretary

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) today approved the appointment of Power Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha, IAS (UP:77) as the next Cabinet Secretary with a tenure of two years with effect from 13 June 2015. Pradeep Kumar Sinha’s apointment has also been aproved as Officer on Special Duty in the

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Ustad the tiger just cannot be locked up in unethical conditions

Sybelle Foxcroft An Indian Bengal Tiger named Ustad (T24), who lived in Ranthambhore National Park and is being held responsible for killing a forest guard on 8 May, another in 2012, and said to have killed 2 villagers who ventured into his territory, has been moved 400 km away to a sanctuary where it was

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On Nebraska abolishing the death penalty

Jamsheed Rizwani Paris Yet another US state joins the civilized world by banning the death sentence… This is something? quite something coming from a state reputed to be very conservative……My respects to the legislators and the people of Nebraska…. who defied public opinion and their seats in the legislature to vote against the death sentence.

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India and Germany hold talks to expand Defence cooperation

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: After talks between India and Germany yesterday to expand the Defence Cooperation between the two countries, German Defence Minister Dr. Ursula von der Leyen called on Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi here today. Talks were held yesterday between the delegation of the two countries led by their respective Defence Ministers.

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Violence at Ramdev’s Food and Herbal Park: One dead

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: A protest by local transporters demanding that they too should be involved in transporting products from Yoga Guru Ramdev’s Patanjali Food & Herbal Park turned violent earlier today and there was exchange of fire resulting in the death of a transporter from Haridwar district. According to information received here, Ramdev’s brother

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Wheat procurement in India surpasses last year’s mark by 5 lakh MT

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi: Wheat procurement by government agencies during current Rabi marketing season has crossed the last year mark. It is 5 lakh MT more than last season’s procurement. Till 27 May this season, 267,06,313 MTwheat has been procured by the government agencies in various wheat growing states, while during last season it was

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Breath: Journey of the Earth and the humans in it

Newsroom24x7 Staff Chennai: Breath is a collaborative art project by illustrator Saloni Sinha, photographer Swarat Ghosh, and writer Akhila Ramnarayan. The three will share their work on Tuesday, 2 June, at Spaces, (1, Elliots Road, Besant Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu) with a discussion at 7 pm. Writer-scholar Srilata Krishnan will make the closing remarks. The

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