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Transport vehicle drivers, staff to get coverage under ‘third party’ insurance policy

The drivers and staff of all vehicles classified as 'transport' will be brought under the definition of 'third party' in third party insurance policies, the finance ministry said today.This will cover buses, vans and other commercial transport vehicles and will be implemented through the upcoming amendment to theMotor Vehicles Act.At present,

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Can’t allow NGOs to impede India’s growth: Center to NHRC

The home ministry has written back to the National Human Rights Commission that non-governmental organizations cannot be allowed to work against India's strategic or economic interest.In it's response to the NHRC, the home ministry said it cannot allow organizations that take money from outside India to conduct "activities detrimental to national

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Nokia files more patent infringement suits against Apple

Nokia has filed further complaints alleging that Apple products infringe a number of Nokia patents, expanding its litigation originally announced on December 21. Across actions in 11 countries, there are now 40 patents in suit, which cover technologies such as display, user interface, software, antenna, chipsets and video coding, the

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There can be no Equality without Reservations – Ravi Shankar Prasad

Law and Justice minister said that reservations to Dalits and backward communities was essential to ensuring equality of opportunity in government jobs.Delivering a talk on the concepts of freedom and equality in the Indian constitution, Prasad said it was wrong to think that reservations -- based on caste and community

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No Income Tax on FCCB proceeds, SC rules on RCom

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the petition filed by the Income-Tax Department against Reliance Communications on taxing of the proceeds of Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds (FCCBs), said the telecom operator.The Supreme Court order has quashed contingent tax liability of RCOM for about Rs 4,800 crore.During Financial Year 2006-07,

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Finally, Kerala CM takes a stand on Lawyers vs Media fight

Almost three months after the tussle between various lawyers associations and journalists first hit the headlines, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today took a stand on the issue, urging lawyers to let the media do their job."The lawyers should realize that they do wrong in blocking journalists from accessing the

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WATCH LIVE: Yogendra Yadav speaks on Reservations in India

Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav is all set to speak at the TEDx conference at AIIMs in Delhi on the subject of Reservations in India.The topic has always been the subject of a huge amount of consternation, especially among those sections of society that do not qualify for reservations.Introduce as

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Is Reliance Jio getting unfairly blocked by Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea?

Mukesh Ambani, India's richest man and the chairman of Reliance Jio has given a rare interview in India's largest newspaper accusing his telecom rivals of trying to use their incumbent power to violate the law.He said even Reliance Jio employees are having some trouble porting from rival operators to Jio's

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