The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a first information report against its former director Ranjit Sinha for allegedly trying to influence the coal scam probe as the agency’s chief. The action against Sinha came after the Supreme Court directed the agency to constitute a special investigation team to look into the allegations against Sinha. The Supreme Court had tasked a former special director of the CBI with looking into the visitors’ diary at Sinha's official ... Rediff.com, 3 days ago
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Indian IT companies have been under pressure to return excess cash on their books to shareholders through generous dividends and buybacks Tata Consultancy Services' (TCS) shareholders on Monday approved a Rs 16,000-crore share buyback plan, the biggest in the Indian capital market, as the IT major looks to distribute surplus cash. The buyback programme, which was passed through a special resolution, saw 99.81 per cent of the total number of valid votes being cast in favour of the proposal, the ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Tinesh Bhasin tells you how.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com If you are travelling internationally in the next two months, it's a good time to exchange your currency. The rupee has appreciated against all major currencies in the past two months. It has risen 6.1 per cent against the Canadian dollar, 4.7 per cent against the US dollar, 4.1 per cent against the euro and 5.1 per cent against the pound. "A strong rupee may or may not continue in the future, especially around an individual's ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
IMAGE: Rafael Nadal had to work hard to go past South Korea's Chung Hyeon at the Barcelona Open on Friday. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Rafael Nadal survived a difficult start to see off Chung Hyeon of South Korea in straight sets and reach the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open for a 10th time on Friday. The unseeded Chung, 20, went 3-1 up against the 14-time Grand Slam champion in the first set on the newly renamed Rafa Nadal Court at the Real Tennis Club and forced a tie-break, ...Rediff.com, 9 hours ago Can Barcelona produce second miracle comeback? Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The Enforcement Directorate has registered a money laundering case in the Narada 'sting' where a number of Trinamool Congress leaders, including MPs and ministers, were allegedly seen on camera taking money.The agency, officials said, has registered the case under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act after studying a Central Bureau of Investigation FIR.It will probe the 'proceeds of crime' generated in this case and soon summonses would be issued to the accused for ...Rediff.com, 10 hours ago Will fight it out politically: Mamata on FIR against TMC leaders in Narada case Rediff.com, 1 week ago Narada case: CBI files FIR against top 12 TMC leaders Rediff.com, 1 week ago Narada case: TMC leaders booked Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa on Friday entered the semi-finals of the Asian Individual Squash Championship in men's and women's events here with contrasting wins. While Ghosal handed an easy 11-7, 11-7, 11-7 defeat on compatriot Vikram Malhotra, Chinappa held off Japan's Misaki Kobayashi, the number 7 seed, 11-7, 11-3, 9-11, 12-10 in 35 minutes to advance to the last-four stage. Both Ghosal and Chinappa were seeded second in the men's and women's singles respectively. Another Indian also ...Rediff.com, 10 hours ago
A Dalit man riding a mare during his wedding procession was forcibly made to dismount, attacked with beer bottles and dragged along the road allegedly by a group of upper caste men in Rajasthan's Udaipur district.The assailants were apparently infuriated to see the Dalit man riding the mare, a practice which is still considered an exclusive privilege of the upper castes.The groom lodged a police complaint following which one of the accused has been detained. A hunt for the others is on, police ...Rediff.com, 14 hours ago
Baahubali: The Conclusion doesn't enlarge the scope of the first film or deepen its meaning. However, it does expose the smallness of its many ideas, even as it redeems most of its campy elements, feels Sreehari Nair. It's not every day that a movie critic begins his review with two confessions, but I have two nevertheless. Two confessions is just my sort of thing -- one would amount to advertising-talk and three or four confessions would be a bit too many. So my first confession is that I ...Rediff.com, 14 hours ago
‘Hello, I am an ISI agent. But I don’t wish to continue any further and want to remain in India,’ said a passenger after he got off an Air India flight from Dubai at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on Friday. Muhammad Ahmad Sheikh Muhammad Rafiq, a Pakistani passport holder, approached a help desk at the airport and conveyed to a woman at the counter that he wanted to share information about Pakistan's snooping agency, Inter-Services Intelligence. Taken ...Rediff.com, 14 hours ago
The market breadth, indicating the overall health of the market, turned negative from positive The benchmark indices on Friday settled lower as investors booked profits in index heavyweights such as ITC and HDFC ahead of a long weekend, but posted their biggest weekly gain in six weeks. The S&P BSE Sensex ended at 29,918 down 111 points, while the broader Nifty50 closed at 9,304, down 38 points. In the broder market, the S&P BSE Midcap and S&P BSE Smallcap indices outperformed to ...Rediff.com, 15 hours ago
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