Category: India

ICC Test World Cup on the anvil

A tournament for declaring the world’s best team in Test cricket may finally become reality. The International cricket Council will decide on a two-yearly tournament-like world Test championship – as opposed to the current rolling format – at a meeting of chief executives of cricket boards at Cape Town next month.

England in the summer of 2013 is among the leading candidates to host the inaugural competition.

Mamata Railway plans look good on paper

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The railway minister’s indifference to her portfolio, the hesitation to install anti-collision devices that cost Rs 250,000 per km and the debate over the efficiency of home-grown technology are leading to more accidents.

More flood fears in Delhi

Could more low lying areas of the Capital be submerged? The shadow of floods looms large over Delhi as the Yamuna continues to flow well above the danger mark of 204.88 metres.

Rain is still coming down heavily in most parts of the city. The rainfall for the month of August has already broken a 10-year record. There has been more than 413 mm of rainfall in the city till now this month, the highest in a decade.

Google rectifies J&K positioning on its Google MAPs application

The search engine Google has amended its maps to show the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir as part of India.

The correction came in response to the notice issued by minister of state for communications and IT Sachin Pilot to Google Inc for showing Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as part of the neighbouring country.

5000 Ex-servicemen threaten to return medals

In a major embarrassment for the government, over 5,000 ex-servicemen on Sunday threatened to return their medals over the government’s reluctance to accept their ‘one-rank-one-pay’ demand. They also submitted a memorandum to President Pratibha Patil on the issue.

UK in dilemma over immigration cap on Indian professionals

Prime Minister David Cameron’s government is caught in a dilemma over imposing an immigration cap on professionals from India and other non-European Union countries with several British companies asking ministers to reconsider the issue. British companies rely on foreign professionals for many specialist jobs that are hard to find in Britain and the
European Union, particularly in the IT and finance sectors.

Cabinet to take call on AI wage cut soon

The Civil Aviation Ministry will soon seek the Cabinet’s approval for allowing the management of the beleaguered national carrier, Air India, to re-negotiate its different wage agreements with all trade unions. The phenomenal wage bill of the National Civil Aviation Company Ltd (Nacil) or Air India is at the crux of its turnaround plan.

Sensex records 30 month high

The Sensex continued to befuddle all by reversing higher mid-week to record a new 30-month high despite the continued onslaught of negative economic data from overseas. Foreign institutional investors are touted to be the perpetrators of this rally with their incessant purchases. But a look at other global markets that went up last week, perhaps again with FII support, throws up an interesting trend.

India suffers biggest ODI defeat

Sri Lanka stormed into the finals of the tri-series with a magnificent eight wicket victory and in the bargain humbled India who suffered their biggest ODI defeat in terms of balls remaining.
In what was a totally one-sided game, the Indian team was bundled out for only 103 in 33.4 overs with Thisara Perera proving to be the devastator for Sri Lanka as he took five wickets and gave away only 28 runs.

Nuke liability bill faces fresh storm

With the main Opposition Party Bharatiya Janata Party and the Left parties expressing fears that the amendment to the Nuclear Liability Bill seeks to protect foreign companies in case of a nuclear accident, the bill is facing fresh trouble as both the parties have threatened to oppose any attempt to dilute the suppliers’ liability.