The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it had disqualified weightlifting gold medallists Cao Lei (75kg), Chen Xiexia (48 kg) and Liu Chunhong (69kg) from the Beijing Games after they tested positive for prohibited substances. China faces a one-year ban from international weightlifting competitions after three of its athletes were stripped of their 2008 Olympic gold medals on Thursday following re-tests of samples from the Beijing Games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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With the oil spill off the coast in Chennai raising concerns, the Centre on Saturday said a total of 65 tonnes of sludge has been removed so far and over 90 per cent of the work completed. It also expressed confidence that the cleaning operation will be finished in a couple of days. Among others, the Indian Oil Corporation was providing special bio-remediation material for treatment of the collected oil sludge for safe disposal. ‘The total quantity of sludge which was removed till ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Side indices raced ahead with BSE Midcap and BSE Smallcap advancing 0.4% and 0.3% up, respectively. The benchmark indices on Thursday settled higher thanks to gains in index heavyweight stocks such as ITC, Tata Motors and Infosys even as Asian markets ended lower after Fed Chair Janet Yellen signalled at future rate hikes in US. The S&P BSE Sensex closed at 27,308, up 51 points, while the broader Nifty50 ended at 8,435, up 18 points. Side indices raced ahead with BSE Midcap and BSE ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Markets end flat as investors stay cautious ahead of December earnings Rediff.com, 1 month ago
About 1,556 shares have advanced, 1,211 shares declined, and 182 shares are unchanged. Equity benchmarks settled on a higher note supported by metals, realty, banking & financials and Tata stocks. Gains were capped by losses in IT index after Infosys cut its revenue outlook and investors remained cautious after Trump administration hinted on stricter H1B visa rules. All eyes will be on US President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday for any clarity on his economic plans. Back ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Petrol price was on Friday hiked by Rs 2.21 a litre and diesel by Rs 1.79 per litre, excluding local levies. The price revision was to come into effect on Thursday, but was deferred possibly to save the demonetisation-battered government from any blushes in Parliament. The revised rates will be effective from midnight on Friday. This increase excludes local levies. The actual hike after considering VAT would be Rs 2.84 per litre in Delhi for petrol and Rs 2.11 for diesel. After the hike, petrol ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Digital-pay companies see 10x spurt in growth after demonetisation, report Ayan Pramanik and Shine Jacob/Business Standard from Bengaluru. Image: While the US has 13.5 terminals for every 1,000 debit cards, India has only two terminals for the same number. Photograph: PTI Photo. With the government pushing digital transactions after demonetisation, demand for point-of-sale devices is likely to grow 10 times. At least two digital payment service providers have witnessed stupendous growth in ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'When we are talking about changing the size and dimensions of the bat, all we are talking about is the balance between bat and ball and bringing that back. We feel that in the last few years that it has actually gone a little bit too far in the favour of batsmen and it is more about mishits going for six' IMAGE: MCC World Committee members John Stephenson, Ricky Ponting, Mike Brearley and Ramiz Raja at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. Photograph: Harish Kotian/Rediff.com The ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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