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Parliament passes Lokpal amendment bill

New Delhi, July 29 -- A bill to amend the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act, 2013, was passed by parliament on Thursday doing away with the time limit for public servants to furnish details of their assets and liabilities, which as per the original act was July 31 every year.

The Lokpal and Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which was passed by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, was passed by the upper house on Thursday.

It allows extension of the time given to... Read More


SC to examine if state entry tax violates 'freedom of trade'

New Delhi, July 18 -- A nine judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court bench will hear from Tuesday a batch of petitions by some top corporate houses and business associations challenging the imposition of entry tax by the various state governments, contending that it was violative of the freedom of trade and commerce provided under the Constitution.

The bench of Chief Justice T.S.Thakur, Justice A.K.Sikri, Justice S.A. Bobde, Justice Shiva ... Read More


Suzuki, Toshiba and Denso to make lithium-ion batteries in India

New Delhi, April 15 -- Suzuki Motor Corporation on Friday said that it has reached a basic agreement with Toshiba Corporation and Denso Corporation for establishment of a joint venture company which will produce automotive lithium-ion battery packs in India.

"Suzuki Motor Corporation (Suzuki), Toshiba Corporation (Toshiba) and Denso Corporation (Denso) have reached basic agreement on establishing a joint venture company for production of automot... Read More


BML Munjal University, the new hub for aspiring engineers from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

New Delhi, Sept. 7 -- BML Munjal University (BMU), founded by The Hero Group, and located in Gurugram (National Capital Region of Delhi) has emerged as the new hub for aspiring engineers from the South. Prof. B S Satyanarayana, Vice Chancellor, BMU and senior staff members of the University were in Hyderabad on 7th April 2017 to strengthen this growing relationship by interacting with media persons and parents of students who hail from the city. ... Read More


Major natural gas reserve found in Indian Ocean: USGS

Sri Lanka, July 26 -- The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says it has assisted the Government of India in the discovery of large, highly enriched accumulations of natural gas hydrate in the Bay of Bengal.

"Advances like the Bay of Bengal discovery will help unlock the global energy resource potential of gas hydrates as well help define the technology needed to safely produce them," said Walter Guidroz, USGS Energy Resources Program coordinator.

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L&T Tech plans to hire 2,500 this year amid layoffs at rivals

NEW DELHI, May 23 -- L &T Technology Services Ltd, the IT services arm of India's largest engineering and construction firm Larsen and Toubro Ltd, will hire 2,500 Indians across verticals in the financial year to March 2018, a top company executive said.

The company also intends to increase salaries at the entry level this financial year by up to 20%, Paneesh Rao, chief human resources (HR) officer at L&T Technology Services, said in an intervie... Read More


Cool AI-ready mobile apps and how they can help you

NEW DELHI, May 23 -- Artificial Intelligence or AI is the latest buzzword in the mobile ecosystem. Smartphones offering AI powered personal assistants are no longer rare. Google Assistant has been released on a number of smartphones outside of the Pixel family recently. HTC has Sense Companion, Panasonic offers Arbo AI, and Samsung is trying to make life easier for users with Bixby. Even app developers have been trying to use AI to make their app... Read More


Flipkart most sought--after employer in India: survey

NEW DELHI, May 23 -- Flipkart has been named the top employer followed by Amazon and KPMG India in the second and third place respectively, according to a list compiled by Internet professional network LinkedIn.

The others in the top 10 of LinkedIn India's most sought-after employers list are One97 Communications (which owns Paytm) at the fourth place, Ola (5th), HCL Technologies (6th), Adobe (7th), Google parent Alphabet (8th), OYO Rooms (9th) ... Read More


UK: 19 killed, 50 injured in blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

London, May 23 -- An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert in northern England late Monday, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police say they are treating as a terrorist attack.

Greater Manchester Police said 19 people were confirmed dead and roughly 50 were injured by the explosion at Manchester Arena. Emergency vehicles were helping the injured and bomb disposal units were later seen outside the venue.

There was mass ... Read More


Pakistan will not allow militants to use its soil for cross-border attacks: Gen Bajwa tells US

New Delhi, May 23 -- Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa on Monday assured the United States that his country will not allow militants to use its soil for conducting attacks against any other nation.

General Bajwa made the assurance during his meeting with US Ambassador David Hale, according to a report in The Express Tribune.

A statement issued by the US Embassy in Islamabad said that both General Bajwa and David Hale reiterated the commit... Read More