• Shakib Al Hasan opens up on Bangladesh cricket, World Cup hopes and more tar 22 May 2019 19:46 There were whispers of Shakib Al Hasan buying the ruling party’s nomination form to contest in the parliamentary elections from Magura in Bangladesh last year. But Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina immediately advised the cricketer to take it easy and focus on …
  • Brain over Brawn 22 May 2019 18:15 Former India stumper Vijay Dahiya sympathises with the Mahendra Singh Dhoni fan, who has been yearning to see Dhoni’s signature destructive innings for a long time. Dhoni possesses that hitting ability, but these days he chooses to convert singles into …
  • RBSA will be transaction advisor for govt's disinvestment of Kamarjar Port 22 May 2019 17:33 RBSA Advisors on Wednesday said it has been appointed exclusive transaction advisor to the government on the proposed disinvestment of Kamarjar Port Ltd The disinvestment is likely to fetch the government between Rs 4000 crore and Rs 5000 crore. RBSA …
  • For DMK vs AIADMK Battle, All Eyes On Tamil Nadu Bypoll Results Tomorrow 22 May 2019 17:26 DMK is banking on the by-elections to have a shot at capturing power in the state. (File) Chennai: As counting of votes polled in 38 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu begins at 8 AM on Thursday, all eyes will also be on the results of the bypolls to 22 …
  • RBSA appointed as transaction advisor for disinvestment of Kamarjar Port Ltd 22 May 2019 16:52 The Government has appointed RBSA Advisors as transaction advisor for disinvestment of Kamarjar Port Ltd in Ennore to Chennai Port Trust (ChPT). The Government has ‘in-principle’ decided strategic disinvestment of 100 per cent GoI equity in KPL to ChPT in …
  • Tata Motors launches compact truck Tata Intra 22 May 2019 16:37 Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Commercial vehicle major Tata Motors on Wednesday launched the country’s first compact truck – Tata Intra – in two variants with hopes to replicate the success it tasted with the Tata Ace model, a top company official said. “The new …
  • Global in-house leasing to reach 30-35 mn sq ft by 2021: Report 22 May 2019 15:44 Mumbai, May 22 () Global in-house (GIC) leasing is expected to drive demand over the next three years with leasing activity in this segment likely to be in the range of 30-35 million sq ft across the top six cities of Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, …
  • Air travel market contracts in April due to capacity crunch 22 May 2019 15:41 NEW DELHI: After years of double digit growth, India’s air travel market has started contracting in April as the industry grappled with a sharp reduction in capacity owing to various factors, latest data from civil aviation regulator showed on Wednesday. …
  • Govt to sell 100% stake in Kamarajar Port to Chennai Port for over Rs 4k cr 22 May 2019 15:26 The government has "in-principle" decided upon a strategic disinvestment of 100 per cent equity in Kamarajar Port Limited to Chennai Port Trust in a single-stage process by following ‘arms length’ principles. The deal size is expected to be in …
  • Assam Rifles and Coast Guard personnel to train together 22 May 2019 14:34 [India], May 22 (ANI): In a first, the Assam Rifles (AR) would be training together with the Indian Coast Guard to enhance inter-forces cooperation and interoperability. The charter of affiliation, in this regard, was signed by the Director General (DG) of …
  • India claims new first for world's fastest cruise missile 22 May 2019 14:20 India said the world's fastest cruise missile passed another key test Wednesday when it successfully hit a land target after being fired from a fighter jet. India is developing the supersonic BrahMos missile -- which has a top speed of 3,450 kilometres …
  • India: Anti-Vedanta protesters seek justice year after 13 killed 22 May 2019 13:50 A year after police killed 13 people protesting against pollution from a copper smelter in the port city of Thoothukudi in India's Tamil Nadu state, tensions between the residents and the police are still running high. No officer has been arrested or …
  • JTEKT India revenue up 7 pct to Rs 1,293 crore in FY 19 22 May 2019 13:23 JTEKT India, the largest manufacturer of steering systems for passenger car and utility vehicle market in the country, said on Tuesday its revenue on standalone basis increased 7 per cent to Rs 1,293 crore in 2018-19 as compared to Rs 1,207 crore in the …
  • Dependence on few crops impacts food security: Vice President 22 May 2019 13:13 Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that the dependence on few crops affects food security and loss in diversity can also lead to lifestyle diseases. At an event to celebrate the International Day for Biological …
  • Fort St George’s lessons in history 22 May 2019 13:12 Several rounds of frisking and many questions later, I make my way into the first British fortress in India: Fort St George, a structure associated with the very founding of Madras. Now busy with roaring cars, ATMS, Army officers out on a jog and the …
  • KBR wins Algeria oil field upgrade contract 22 May 2019 13:03 KBR, a global provider of differentiated professional services, said it has been awarded a contract by Sonatrach and Cepsa to provide basic engineering design (BED) and front-end engineering design (Feed) for the Rhoude el Krouf Field (RKF) redevelopment …
  • Congress leader Udit Raj accuses Supreme Court of ‘rigging’ Lok Sabha polls 22 May 2019 12:51 Image Source : The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a PIL which sought 100 per cent verification of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during the counting of votes on May 23 for the recently …
  • VP Naidu calls for equitable, people-centred sustainable development 22 May 2019 12:27 Category: India, News Posted by Shameen Published: May 22, 2019, 4:12 pm IST Updated: May 22, 2019, 4:17 pm IST Chennai: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday called for achieving equitable and people-centred sustainable development and stressed the …
  • MistNet raises USD 7 mln, launches end-to-end CyberMist security system-in-the-cloud 22 May 2019 12:12 Cybersecurity specialist MistNet said it has raised USD 7 million from its Series A funding round. The round was led by Foundation Capital and included participation from Westwave Capital and an anonymous “market-leading networking and security company. …
  • Air India announces new flights to meet summer rush 22 May 2019 11:55 Air India on Wednesday announced that various new flights would begin from next month on domestic as well as international routes in order to meet heavy demand of seats during the summer vacation. The national carrier said it will offer additional 3,500 …
  • Photos: Indian cricket team departs for World Cup in United Kingdom 22 May 2019 11:20 Indian cricket team at the Mumbai Airport before departing for the World Cup. (Source: BCCI/Twitter) Indian cricket team departed for the ICC World Cup 2019 in United Kingdom late Tuesday night from Mumbai. The 15-man squad was joined by the coaches, …
  • Thiruvananthapuram’s date with dates 22 May 2019 10:43 Feasting and fasting go hand-in-hand during Ramzan. The sumptuous spread for Iftar may vary but the feasting in the evening begins with dates, a staple all during the season. Right from roadside vendors and fruit stalls to general stores and supermarkets, …
  • Ola to focus more on own private label food brands through cloud kitchens 22 May 2019 10:40 Ride-hailing firm Ola said that it is not suspending its food delivery business Foodpanda and is pivoting towards focussing on its own private label brands through its cloud kitchens. A 'cloud kitchen' is one that does not offer dine-in facility …
  • Air India to increase Dubai flights; real expansion by October 22 May 2019 10:30 NEW DELHI: In a bid to rein in high fares caused by Jet Airways suspending operations, Air India will add capacity on the UAE and domestic routes this summer. From June 1, AI will offer 3,500 more seats per week on Mumbai-Dubai-Mumbai route and from a day …
  • As Sri Lanka says bomber spent time in India, raids in Kerala districts 22 May 2019 10:14 Sri Lankan army personnel stand guard at a checkpoint as they search people and their bags in Kattankudy. (Reuters) In the backdrop of Sri Lanka’s statement that one of the suicide bombers of last Sunday’s attacks in the country had spent considerable time …
  • Two Tamil Nadu preachers went to Sri Lanka, police track one, the other deported 22 May 2019 10:14 Security personnel stand guard in front of St Anthony’s Shrine, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo. (REUTERS) TWO RADICAL Muslim preachers from Tamil Nadu travelled to Sri Lanka to deliver sermons on …
  • Healthscope Says Shareholders Vote In Favour Of Scheme With Brookfield 22 May 2019 10:12 May 22 (Reuters) - Healthscope Ltd >::SHAREHOLDERS VOTED IN FAVOUR OF SCHEME OF ARRANGEMENT UNDER WHICH ENTITY CONTROLLED BY BROOKFIELD WILL ACQUIRE CO.SHAREHOLDERS VOTE IN FAVOUR OF SCHEME.  Full Article May 20 (Reuters) - Brookfield Asset Management …
  • 5 innovations Rajiv Gandhi brought to India 22 May 2019 10:09 Image Source : PTI Rajiv Gandhi At the age of 40, Rajiv Gandhi became the youngest Prime Minister of India after his mother Indira Gandhi was assassinated. He was the Prime Minister from 1984 till 1989. His tenure was one full of highlights. From Anti- …
  • After elections, oil marketing firms hike petrol, diesel prices 22 May 2019 09:42 State-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) increased prices of petrol and diesel across the country on Monday, a day after the last phase of Lok Sabha polls concluded. This could mark the beginning of a rising trend in fuel prices as they are once again …
  • Air India to start new domestic and international flights from next month 22 May 2019 09:39 New Delhi: Air India on Wednesday announced that various new flights would begin from next month on domestic as well as international routes in order to meet heavy demand of seats during the summer vacation. The national carrier said it will offer …
  • Mutual Fund allowed in commodity derivatives 22 May 2019 09:18 Sebi has also laid down a few riders for the mutual funds. Chennai: In a move that can broaden commodity market participation, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Tuesday allowed mutual funds to invest in exchange traded commodity …
  • Ultra-rich to raise PE allocation 22 May 2019 09:18 About 46 per cent of ultra rich are likely to increase their investment to private equity as an asset class in 2019. Chennai: Almost half ultra-high net-worth individuals (UNHWIs) in India are expected to increase their allocation to private equity in 2019 …
  • Festivals drive up digi-pay in Q1 22 May 2019 09:18 UPI transaction volumes up 328 per cent. Chennai: Festivals drove digital payments in the March quarter as UPI transactions went up 328 per cent in volume terms and 495 per cent value-wise. The digital transactions in the March quarter saw a higher growth …
  • BHEL Commissions two more units of Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme Package-6 in Telangana 22 May 2019 09:16 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully commissioned two more pumping units (Units 3&4) of 116 MW each, of the 7x116 MW Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Scheme (LIS) Package-6 in Telangana. BHEL had earlier commissioned Units 1&2 of the …
  • Hope issue with Big B is settled soon: SJ Suryah 22 May 2019 09:06 Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker SJ Suryah, who is basking in the success of his latest Tamil outing “Monster”, has said he hopes to settle issues with megastar Amitabh Bachchan and resume shooting for upcoming Tamil drama “Uyarntha Manithan” soon. …
  • RBI rules out credit line for NBFCs, discusses revised bad loan circular 22 May 2019 09:01 The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) board on Tuesday suggested not extending a credit line to struggling non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) because it felt there was no systemic liquidity issue but there were solvency concerns in some large entities. The …
  • Dhoni's role massive in India's World Cup campaign 22 May 2019 08:48 Going into this World Cup, one of the biggest motivations for India to do well in the tournament would be that this could definitely be the stage for MS Dhoni's swansong. Like it was the case with Sachin Tendulkar in 2011, this time, the team is …
  • Indian Space Agency Successfully Launches Country’s All Weather Spy Satellite 22 May 2019 08:45 Asia & Pacific 09:59 22.05.2019(updated 10:08 22.05.2019) Get short URL The satellite holds great importance for the Armed Forces, as an Indian Air Force (IAF) official reportedly claimed that one Mirage 2000 had missed the target during India's …
  • Photo Release: Ministry of Commerce and Thai businesses visit CPF India 22 May 2019 08:38 Bangkok--22 May--CPF Miss Chutima Bunyapraphasara, Deputy Minister of Commerce and Mr. Nitirooge Phoneprasert, Consul-General for Chennai, India led Thai businesses visited CPF India to learn more aquaculture business and seek investment opportunities in …
  • Is there a zero-risk debt mutual fund scheme? 22 May 2019 07:33 Debt mutual fund investors are a worried lot after the recent spate of downgrades and defaults that have hit the debt mutual fund space. Many of these self-confessed ultra conservative investors are asking their mutual fund advisors whether there are any …
  • David Hussey replaces Stephen Fleming as Melbourne Stars coach 22 May 2019 07:21 David Hussey, the former Australia batsman, is expected to be unveiled as the new coach of Melbourne Stars for next summer's Big Bash League as early as this week, after winning a duel with ex-Victoria coach David Saker for the role to replace the …
  • Mumbai IX launches 100 Gigabit Ethernet access, signs Cloudflare as customer 22 May 2019 07:01 Indian internet exchange DE-CIX India’s Mumbai-IX has launched 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) access at all enabled datacenters in Mumbai. The Indian internet exchange has also announced that US-based Cloudflare is among the first customers upgrading to the …
  • Freshworks buys US-based Natero 22 May 2019 06:58 ET Bureau| Updated: May 22, 2019, 10.11 AM IST Getty Images .Freshworks intends to leverage Natero to predict and prevent customer churn and increase account expansion. CHENNAI: Freshworks has acquired Natero, a customer success management software company …
  • Diphu: An Uncharted Destination 22 May 2019 06:49 Marvi Muskan   INTRODUCTION Diphu is the headquarters of Karbi Anglong district in the state of Assam. This small town is a popular tourist hill station. Diphu is famous for its beautiful hilly region. It’s a small town but has a lot more to offer for …
  • Is SC also involved in rigging: Udit Raj 22 May 2019 06:23 NEW DELHI: Congress leader Udit Raj on Wednesday in a serious development raised questions over the way the Supreme Court has dealt with complaints of EVM rigging and with petitions seeking review of 100 per cent VVPAT slips along with electronic voting …
  • Phoenix buys back SEZ stakes from Embassy 22 May 2019 06:00 BENGALURU: Real estate company Phoenix Group has bought back 50% stake in three special economic zones (SEZs) located in Hyderabad from the Embassy Group for an undisclosed amount. The total investment in these projects is around Rs 2,000 crore over the …
  • Dhoni's role massive in World Cup, says Shastri 22 May 2019 05:46 'As a keeper, he has shown over the years that no one is better than him in this format.' IMAGE: Veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be playing in his fourth World Cup. Photograph: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images Mahendra Singh Dhoni will have a …
  • ICC World Cup 2019: Top five bowlers to watch out for 22 May 2019 05:31 Mumbai: The World Cup 2019 is expected to be a run-fest due to its flat pitches which will be favourable for the batsmen. The world is going to witness gigantic scores during the course of two months. With the batsmen assumed to take the spotlight, it will …
  • UAE- Beyontec Celebrates Crossing the 50 Insurance Customers Milestone 22 May 2019 04:21 (MENAFN - News Services Group (NSG)) Dallas, United States of America; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Chennai, India-Tuesday 21 May 2019 [ AETOS Wire ] Beyontec, a leading provider of technology solutions for the global insurance industry achieved the …
  • Sai's Take: Why the EC is outvoted on EVMs 22 May 2019 04:17 'Hopefully, the new majority government will give the country a fool-proof electoral system,' says Saisuresh Sivaswamy. It is instructive to recall that soon after the 2004 Lok Sabha election, which the Bharatiya Janata Party lost unexpectedly, the …
  • Why EPS has nothing to fear from TN by-poll results 22 May 2019 03:41 Should the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu not make the required five out of 22 by-election seats, or even otherwise, the temptation to poach, especially from the Congress or starting with the Congress may be high on Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisami's …
  • Mumbai North, Bangalore North see highest transgender turnout 22 May 2019 02:50 New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Mumbai North Lok Sabha seat with 167 votes saw highest turnout of transgenders as the voters listed in “other” category continue to be low all across the country, according to the preliminary data in Election Commission’s Voter …
  • Govt told to pay Rs 50K to advocate assaulted by cops 22 May 2019 02:44 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The State Human Rights Commission on Tuesday recommended the State government pay a sum of Rs 50,000 to an advocate who was assaulted and harassed by the Kanyakumari police officers in 2017, during a protest to close a …
  • 4,500 water tankers to go on strike today in Chennai 22 May 2019 02:44 By Express News Service CHENNAI: At a time when water levels in main reservoirs of the city have only one per cent of their total capacity, borewells don’t have water even at 500 ft and residents are buying water at exorbitant rates, operators of private …
  • Pallavaram residents seek relief from water crisis 22 May 2019 02:44 By Express News Service CHENNAI: Residents of Pallavaram, led by the Pallavaram unit functionaries of Communist Party of India (Marxist), petitioned the municipal commissioner to take immediate measures to relieve residents of the severe water crisis, on …
  • No lifeline for Cooum boating jetties in restoration plan 22 May 2019 02:44 Express News Service CHENNAI: The abandoned boating jetties built along the Cooum in the early 1970s may soon become nothing more than a piece of memory, not featuring in the current Integrated Cooum River Eco-Restoration Plan. For the time that it remains …
  • ICF plans to roll out Train 19 rake this year 22 May 2019 02:44 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Integral Coach Factory (ICF) here will take up design, development and production of Train 19, a semi-high speed train having sleeper coaches this financial year, said Rajesh Agarwal, Member (Rolling Stock), Railway …
  • HC rejects plea to reinstate workers, Labour Court to decide 22 May 2019 02:13 By Express News Service CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has rejected a plea from Mettur Chemicals and Plastic Workers’ Union and one N Surendhiran to reinstate 77 workers, who were disengaged by the management of Chemplast Sanmar Limited. Justice V …
  • Are you in your element? 22 May 2019 00:41 Express News Service CHENNAI: Siddha medicine explains that balance is key for good health. This includes balance within the body and balance with the environment around them. The three major elements in Siddha medicine that control the human body are …
  • Mental health counselling is for all 22 May 2019 00:41 Express News Service CHENNAI: At 4 pm, Kirthika Soundararajan walked through Elliot’s Beach, and saw a father  put his hand around the daughter’s shoulders.“I burst into tears. It was very unlike me to do that,” shared the 29-year-old. “I joined a news …
  • Now, digital learning platforms turn into recruitment grounds 21 May 2019 22:59 Chennai: With online learning platforms offering courses in new age technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics etc, they are now seen to be doubling up as recruitment grounds. Most new-age firms looking to have talent with …
  • Telcos trim users to revive avg revenue 21 May 2019 22:59 Chennai: The business revival strategies being seen in the stressed telecom sector are reducing the country’s mobile user base and widening the digital divide as total mobile subscribers declined by almost 2% in the month of March. Telecom operators such …
  • Beaten up in police custody, says Aditya Valavi 21 May 2019 22:44 Kochi: The judicial first class magistrate court at Kakkanad has posted the bail petition of Aditya Valavi, arrested in connection with the ‘forged’ church documents case, to Wednesday after recording his statement under section 164. Aditya, an alumnus of …
  • Four cases of gold smuggling at Chennai international airport 21 May 2019 21:35  In another case on Tuesday, Sathakathulla( 46) of Ramanathapuram who had arrived from Sharjah was intercepted. During his personal search, 443 grams gold valued at Rs.14.5 lakhs was recovered from him and the same was seized under the provisions of …
  • Chennai: Asian Championships winner Gomathi fails dope test, faces four-year ban 21 May 2019 21:16 Chennai: The fall seems to be as swift as the rise. Even before the buzz around her gold-winning performance at the Asian athletic championship could die down, overnight sensation Gomathi Marimuthu has been handed a provisional suspension for a doping …