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Fitch Ratings upgrades Tata Motors on improving business performance

Fitch Ratings has upgraded its rating on Tata Motors by one notch, pointing to the automaker's improving business performance."The upgrade reflects the sustained improvement in TML's Indian automotive business over the last two years, supported by growing commercial vehicle volumes, successful new product launches in the passenger vehicle segment, as

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Delhi MCD Election Results Live: End of the road for AAP & Kejriwal

BJP 181CONGRESS 31AAP 46OTHERS 12The initial trends from the Delhi Municipal Corporation (MCD) elections indicate that the prediction of exit polls of a demise for the Aam Aadmi Party have turned out to be correct.The BJP is all set to come to power in the municipal corporation for the third time in a row.

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All liquor shops in Tamil Nadu to remain shut for 3 months

The Madras High Court has asked the government of Tamil Nadu not to open any liquor shops for three months after complaints that it did not comply with the Supreme Court order on relocating roadside liquor shops.Unlike in most states in India, alchohol shops in Tamil Nadu are run directly by the

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SpiceJet chooses HSBC as its UPI partner

SpiceJet has chosen HSBC Bank as its partner for receiving UPI payments on its website.UPI or Unified Payments Interface is an advanced, easy-to-use, cheap and real-time payment platform designed by the National Payments Corporation of India.Unlike more expensive payment options such as Visa and Mastercard, UPI is available to most

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Spicejet adds 22 new flights

SpiceJet added 19 new domestic and 3 new international flights under its revised summer schedule, taking its total daily flights to 360.New flights have been introduced in sectors like Surat-Jaipur, Surat-Hyderabad, Surat-Goa, Jammu-Dehradun, Jaipur- Chandigarh-Jammu, and Bengaluru-Thiruvananthapuram and Delhi- Thiruvananthapuram.It said flight frequencies have been enhanced on sectors including Dehradun-Delhi

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‘Will go to any extent to save Kulbhushan Jadhav’ – Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said India will go to any extent to save Kulbhushan Jadhav."We will go to whatever extent we need to, but we will save Kulbhushan Jadav," the minister said, while attending an event in Mumbai.The minister maintained that Kulbhushan Jadhav was not a spy, but a businessman

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Asaduddin Owaisi calls Pakistani military tribunal ‘banana court’

Asaduddin Owaisi, head of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen or All India Council of the Union of Muslims said the Indian government should have anticipated the death verdict handed out to Kulbhushan Jadhav, an ex-Indian Navy member, and moved in advance to exert pressure on the country."We all know that it is

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Bhushan & Yadav’s Swaraj India chooses ‘whistle’ symbol for MCD polls

Swaraj India, the political outfit floated by breakaway Aam Aadmi Party faction led by Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, will fight the upcoming election to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi on the 'whistle' symbol.The move follows successful registration of the whistle symbol by 95% of the party's candidates for the

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NTPC starts 660 MW Solapur Super Thermal Power Project in Maharashtra

NTPC Ltd, India's largest power producer, has taken its total installed production capacity beyond the 51,000 MW mark with the addition of the 660 MW Solapur Super Thermal Power Project in Maharashtra.The total capacity of the NTPC Group has become 51410 MW, including 20 coal based, 7 gas based, 10

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India sets up committee to study Chinese interest in power grid

India's ministry of power has set up a committee to examine concerns around the participation of Chinese companies in the country's fast-growing transmission sector.Since large Chinese firms typically have close ties to the Chinese government, concerns have been raised by both Indian companies as well as some security experts about

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Govt to strengthen official email service to lure employees from pvt providers

Government of India is overhauling its email system in an effort to encourage government officials to use only their official email accounts for official purposes, the IT department said.At present, many government officials use private email services such as Gmail and Yahoo Mail, even for official and semi-official communications, putting

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BHEL commissions 800 MW supercritical coal unit in Karnataka

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) commissioned an 800 MW coal-based supercritical thermal unit at the  Yeramarus Thermal Power Station located in Raichur district of Karnataka, the heavy equipment maker said.The plant is a joint venture between BHEL and Karnataka Power Corporation Limited and now has a capacity of 1600 MW.With this,

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India is the first country to reuse nuclear waste on large scale – Minister

The Department of Atomic Energy today said that India is the first country in the world where the waste produced by nuclear power plants is being used for civilian applications.Jitendra Singh, the minister of state overseeing the department, also allayed concerns about any possible leakage of radiation from spent fuel."There

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Smuggling down on Indo-Bangladesh border, up on Bhutanese side

Incidents related to smuggling of fertilizer and narcotics on the Indo-Bangladesh border fell sharply in 2016, but there was a compensatory increase in drug smuggling cases along India's border with Bhutan and Nepal, according to data from the Union Home Ministry.Fertilizers -- which cost less in India because of government subsidies

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Nearly a quarter of all food samples tested found fake or adulterated

Over one-fifth of all food samples tested in India's government labs in the last year were found to be fake or adulterated, according to numbers compiled from various state government food testing facilities by union government's department of consumer affairs.Exempting Gujarat, which accounted for nearly 23% of the samples, the total percentage

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