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22 October, 2017 12:32 AM 'I am being sacked': Ex-Tata exec reveals inside story of how Cyrus Mistry was fired as chairman

Moments before the Tata Sons board unceremoniously removed Cyrus Mistry as chairman, he sent text message to his wife saying, "I am being sacked", a former Tata executive revealed in a blog post. On the evening of October 24, 2016, Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group, announced the dramatic firing of Cyrus Mistry from the post of chairman 49

21 October, 2017 10:05 PM Parties spar over Mersal

Senior BJP leaders from the State on Friday stepped up their attack against the Vijay-starrer Mersal , which had a record opening on Deepavali day, for certain dialogues mouthed by the actor mocking the Goods and Services Tax regime. Opposition party leaders, however, came out strongly in defence of the film. While the party’s State president Tamilisai 45

21 October, 2017 6:26 PM Have To Remain Prepared To Counter Doklam-Like Situation, Says Army Chief

Jammu: Army chief General Bipin Rawat has said that the Army has to remain prepared to counter any Doklam-like situation along the India-China border. General Rawat, while speaking to reporters at a function in Jammu, also said that the mountain strike corps, designated as 17 Corps, was being raised as a "force of deterrence" and the process of its establishment 30

21 October, 2017 3:38 PM Congress gets ready to finalise Rahul elevation

CWC may meet on Tuesday to decide poll process The Congress party could finalise the election schedule to formally elevate Rahul Gandhi as the next party president in the coming week. Sources say the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the highest decision making body, could meet as early as Tuesday to decide the date for completing the election process 33

21 October, 2017 3:58 AM 12 years after Delhi HC clean-chit to Hindujas, CBI to reopen Bofors case

The agency has sought the central government's permission to file a special leave petition that could lead to reopening of the Bofors case Twelve years after the Delhi High Court discharged Hinduja brothers in the Bofors pay-off case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sought the central government's permission to file a petition that could 48

21 October, 2017 2:16 AM Parties spar over 'Mersal'

BJP slams movie for mocking GST, digital India initiative Senior BJP leaders from the State on Friday stepped up their attack against the Vijay-starrer Mersal, which had a record opening on Deepavali day, for certain dialogues mouthed by the actor mocking the Goods and Services Tax regime. Opposition party leaders, however, came out strongly in defence 34

20 October, 2017 8:01 PM Delhi didn't have a blast on Diwali, but air turned toxic

NEW DELHI: Delhi tried very hard but it wasn't enough. In the run-up to D-Day, the sound of firecrackers had not been heard. The Supreme Court ban on sales had made procuring them difficult, but many people, including schoolchildren, had resolved to buck tradition for clean air. And till 7 pm on Diwali, most neighbourhoods were quiet. Around that time the first 52

20 October, 2017 6:30 PM Malavalli gets 1,100 houses under Basava scheme

The State government has allocated 1,100 houses to Malavalli taluk in the district, under the Basava Vasati Yojane (housing scheme) for 2017-18. B.S. Shivanna, general secretary, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, in a release here on Friday said that the process of identifying the beneficiaries and implementing the scheme will be commenced soon. A request 30

20 October, 2017 5:11 PM S Sreesanth cannot play for any other country: BCCI

Sreesanth was banned for life following allegations of spot-fixing during an Indian Premier League match in 2013. New Delhi: Hours after S Sreesanth revealed his desire to play for another country, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday dealt possibly the decisive to the banned bowler's dreams of playing cricket again. The BCCI acting 29

20 October, 2017 4:13 PM Congress rejects Narendra Modi's charge, says he disrespected traditions

The Congress today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "disrespecting" traditions during his Kedarnath visit and "misleading" the people on redevelopment work of the shrine after the 2013 deluge. The party claimed that the visit had been planned with Gujarat elections in mind and reflected Modi's "arrogance" as he had addressed a gathering there 43