PM says ISRO allegations baseless

The Prime Minister of India has denied media reports that the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has allocated a large chunk of prime satellite and ground spectrum to a private company for a few hundred crores of rupees. The ISRO comes under the Department of Space, currently under the Prime Minister […]

PM reshuffles cabinet

The Prime Minister of India announced a reshuffle and reallocation of portfolios in his ministry. RTN gives your the new ministers and their new portfolios: CABINET MINISTERS: 1. Shri Praful Patel : Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises 2. Shri Shriprakash Jaiswal : Coal 3. Shri Salman Khursheed : Water Resources and additional charge of Minority […]

Lavasa asks for 6 weeks

Lavasa has asked for a six month extension to submit details of its hill city project near Pune. The government had, in an order a week ago, said that the firm should subject all details of its project report so as to come up with a plan to remedy any environmental degradation the company may […]

Jairam-Industry fight goes on

It was meant as an opportunity to find the middle ground between a worried industry and an activist environment minister, but the interactive function organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) only highlighted the conflicting positions of the two. While FICCI heavy-weight and JK Paper MD Harsh Pati Singhania pointed […]

Shourie hits back at Sibal

Former telecom minister and BJP leader Arun Shourie hit back at telecom minister Kapil Sibal for raising aspersions at his stint as the telecom minister in 2003. Shourie mocked Sibal for trying to defend his jailed predecessor A Raja and said such efforts only served to drag the Prime Minister into the net. “He is […]

Patil report nails the 2G babus

The one-month investigation report on the internal goings on in the Department of Telecom during the “2G scam” has implicated many of the top officials in the department during the last five years. The government, which officially received the report from the former Supreme Court judge Shivaraj Patil on Monday, however kept mum on the […]