The world’s largest cash transfer programme has eliminated around 40 million ghost connections The Narendra Modi-led central government is set to save a little over Rs 10,000 crore (Rs 100 billion) in petroleum subsidy — a third of the budgeted Rs 30,000 crore (Rs 300 billion) — in the current financial year, thanks to the successful nationwide rollout of the modified direct benefits transfer (DBT) scheme for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). The scheme has already eliminated ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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‘There seems to be a huge disconnect between the sense of fair play and the allegations of corruption’ ‘FIFA must now show that it can represent the interests of fair play and put the sport first’ Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and FA Chairman Greg Dyke in discussion after the FA Cup final. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images English FA president Prince William called on FIFA to reform and show that "it can represent the interests of fair play" in a speech at the FA ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
‘Football and young people need role models and FIFA is not fulfilling that role at the present’ FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter embraces a FIFA delegate after the 65th FIFA Congress Opening Ceremony in Zurich. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images FIFA needs to learn from the Olympic movement's experience and become more transparent if it is to regain its credibility, the president of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach told delegates at the opening of the FIFA ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
New Delhi: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach today laid to rest speculations about India’s possible bid for 2024 Olympics, saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not propose it in their meeting here.Bach also said that IOC ...IndiaTV News, 2 months ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he wants to be well-prepared and have expertise before bidding for the Olympics Prime Minister Narendra Modi with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. Photograph: PTI International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach laid to rest speculation about India's possible bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not even propose it during their meeting in New Delhi on Monday. Bach also said the IOC thought it would be ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago IOC chief to meet PM this month, India may to bid for 2024 Olympics Jagran Post, 2 months ago
‘There is lack of competition in India’ ‘There are other things in the socio-economic arena which becomes more important than becoming an athlete’ ‘I don't know of any magic wand but I think India you need to change because you have a zillion people and you could have 100,000 great Olympians’ Sushil Kumar carries the Indian flag during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Nine-time Olympic champion ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Markets continue to rally for the third straight session led by a spectacular rally in shares of Reliance Industries after Mukesh Ambani decided to invest of over Rs 250,000 crore in the digital space, including rollout of wireless broadband infrastructure and manufacturing of mobile handsets. At 13.05 PM, the Sensex was at 28,034, higher by 13 points and the Nifty was at 8,464, up 11 points. The broader markets are outperforming the larger peers. BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices are ...Rediff.com, 31 minutes ago
A rebound in late trades led by bank shares helped markets end higher. Benchmark share indices pared intra-day losses to end higher on Tuesday amid a rebound in late trades led by Infosys and bank shares. The S&P BSE Sensex ended the session at 26,686 levels, up by 100 points or 0.38% while the CNX Nifty reclaimed 8,000 levels and ended the session at 8,047 levels, up by 33 points or 0.14 %. The broader markets also ended in sync with the larger peers with BSE Midcap and Smallcap indices up ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
The 30-share Sensex ended 363 points higher at 27,687 and the 50-share Nifty gained 111 points to close at 8,374. Benchmark indices closed higher for second straight session supported by broadbased rally among the frontliners on anticipation that RBI may slash the key policy rate in the upcoming monetary policy review on June 2, 2015. Further, well-timed monsoon forecast and slowdown in foreign funds outflows has lifted the trading sentiments. Foreign institutional investors sold shares worth a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Satoshi Shimizu of Japan (right) in action. Photograph: Scott Heavey / Getty Images Boxing will no longer be part of the World Combat Games and the international federation is also leaving the SportAccord umbrella organisation after its row with the International Olympic Committee, AIBA said on Thursday. The federation is the latest to leave SportAccord, an organisation representing close to 100 Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations and organisers of multi-sports games, after SportAccord ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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