controversial deal

Antrix moves court to stall Devas’ arbitration bid


February 9th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) Antrix Corp, the Indian space agency's commercial arm, has moved a court here to restrain Devas Multimedia Services Corp Ltd. from proceeding ahead with its ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Devas deal cancelled for national security: Minister


February 6th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 6 (IANS) The central government cancelled the Antrix Corporation-Devas Multimedia deal for reasons of national security and not for purported loss of revenue in sale of spectrum, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Devas deal: Former ISRO chief, three others blamed; deny charges (Roundup)


February 5th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) A five-member team probing the Antrix-Devas deal has indicted former ISRO chairman G. Madhavan Nair and three other scientists for the controversial contract that resulted ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Panel shows Devas deal was not wrong: Ex-scientist


February 5th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) A former space scientist blacklisted by the government from holding any government job over the Antrix-Devas deal said Sunday that the report by a two-member ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Devas deal: Probe team indicts ex-ISRO chief, three others (Second Lead)


February 5th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) A five-member team that probed the controversial Antrix-Devas deal has indicted former ISRO chairman G. Madhavan Nair and three other scientists for the controversial contract ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

No cheap selling of spectrum in Antrix-Devas deal: Review Committee


February 5th, 2012 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) The controversial deal between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) commercial arm Antrix Corporation and Devas Multimedia may not have resulted in huge revenue loss for ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Nair, three others found responsible for Antrix-Devas deal (Lead)


February 5th, 2012 - 3:45 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) A five-member team that probed a controversial deal between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) commercial arm Antrix Corporation and Devas Multimedia has concluded that former ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Nair, three others found responsible for controversial deal


February 5th, 2012 - 2:42 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) A five-member team that probed a controversial deal between Antrix Corporation and Devas Multimedia has concluded that former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman G. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Nair slams government, ISRO chief for action against him (Intro Roundup)


January 26th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Chennai/New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) In an unprecedented action in the annals of Indian space odyssey, the central government blacklisted top scientist G. Madhavan Nair from official jobs following ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

UN denies signing controversial Buddha birthplace deal


August 19th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 19 (IANS) The controversy surrounding a little-known Hong Kong-based organisation's claim that it was going to develop the Buddha's birthplace in Nepal into a "Buddhist Mecca" in a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Nepal Maoists inked secret pact with Chinese NGO


August 9th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 9 (IANS) A controversial deal between a Chinese organisation and a UN agency to develop the birthplace of the Buddha in southern Nepal, that was repudiated by a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

New full-time head for ISRO’s commercial arm (Lead)


July 9th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 9 (IANS) Senior space scientist V.S. Hegde was Saturday named the first full-time head of Antrix Corporation, the Indian space agency's commercial arm, to aggressively tap growing ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Amid hopes and fears, a strong comeback for Kashmir tourism


July 3rd, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 3 (IANS) As the sun sank behind the picturesque Dal Lake leaving the Sringar skyline crimson, Abdur Rehman, a boatman, counted his day's earnings and thanked god for ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

New Nepal government mired in parliament crises


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 2 (IANS) Less than two months after he became the new prime minister of Nepal, courtesy a controversial deal with the former Maoist guerrillas, communist chief Jhala Nath ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Report on Devas-Antrix deal soon, says government


March 10th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The government Thursday said the panel probing the controversial deal between the Indian space agency's commercial arm Antrix and private firm Devas for S-band ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

S-band deal scrapping too little, too late: Opposition


February 17th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Opposition parties have termed Thursday's cabinet decision to cancel a contract allocating scarce and high-value S-band spectrum to a private company as "too little, too ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Centre scraps ISRO-Devas deal on S-band spectrum allocation


February 17th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): The controversial S-Band deal between Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) commercial wing Antrix and Devas Multimedia has finally been cancelled.The decision to terminate the contract ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Government scraps ISRO’s spectrum deal with Devas (Third Lead)


February 17th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The government Thursday scrapped the controversial deal between Antrix, the commercial arm of Indian space agency ISRO, and private firm Devas on the allocation of space ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Jayalalithaa asks PM to break silence on scams


February 9th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 9 (IANS) AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to speak up on the major corruption scams that have rocked the country.Referring to a controversial ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Musharraf’s ’style and candour’ appeals to youth, says aide


October 1st, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 1 (ANI): Pakistan's youth have been mesmerised by not only the style and candour of former president Pervez Musharraf, but also the fact that he speaks for the country ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US questions China on reactor sales to Pakistan


June 29th, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Days after China sidestepped questions raised by Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) members about its plan to sell Pakistan two additional reactors, the US has asked Beijing for more ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Taliban leader Fazlullah killed in Afghanistan: report


May 27th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullah has been killed in a clash with Afghan forces near the border, a media report said Thursday, quoting the Afghan border police. Fazlullah, who ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Let charges against me be ‘thoroughly investigated’: Tharoor (Second Lead)


April 20th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Two days after quitting as minister over alleged links to the Kochi IPL franchise, a "deeply wounded" Shashi Tharoor said Tuesday that his conscience was clear ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Tharoor row: Opposition gets ammo against UPA


April 14th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) The political storm triggered by Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor's alleged meddling in the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise business is likely to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

India conveys displeasure to Nepal on aborted passport deal (Lead)


April 13th, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 13 (IANS) Two days after Nepal's embattled government was compelled to cancel a controversial deal with India to print new Nepali passports, India Tuesday expressed its displeasure, saying it was ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Maoists call off Nepal strike as government cancels Indian deal


April 12th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 12 (IANS) Nepal's opposition Maoist party has called off the nationwide general strike declared Monday, but said its protests against the coalition government would continue after Prime Minister Madhav Kumar ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Nepal government scraps passport deal with India


April 11th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 11 (IANS) Under growing pressure from all sides and with the opposition Maoist party having announced a general strike Monday in protest, Nepal's cornered government Sunday said it was scrapping ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Now, Pak Public Accounts Committee sniffs ‘mega scam’ in Tokyo embassy sale


January 19th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.19 (ANI): In what may well add to the list of numerous scams in the country, Pakistan National Assembly's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has asked the Foreign Office (FO) to submit ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Maoists cast shadow on Nepal PM’s India visit


August 17th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 17 (IANS) Nepal's former guerrillas, the Maoist party, Monday warned they would oppose any controversial deal between the coalition government and India during Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal's maiden ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US may pressure Zardari to work with Sharif to check Taliban


May 4th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): President Asif Ali Zardari is expected to face some pressure during the upcoming talks with US President Barack Obama to work with PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

‘Swat deal to be reviewed if peace doesn’t return’


May 2nd, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, May 2 (IANS) A controversial deal with the Taliban in Pakistan's restive northwest would be reviewed if the militants don't live up to their end of the bargain and peace ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Zardari approves Sharia laws for Swat: Minister (Night Intro)


April 14th, 2009 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) On a day of fast moving developments, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari late Monday approved the imposition of Sharia laws in parts of the country's restive northwest, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

National consensus needed on Swat peace deal: Gilani (Second Lead)


April 13th, 2009 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) A controversial deal with the Taliban in Pakistan's restive northwest which has attracted international condemnation has been tabled in parliament as the government wanted to build national ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Zardari throws Taliban’s sharia law deal at Gilani, Sharif camp


April 13th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.13 (ANI): Deciding to play safe on the issue of signing a deal with the Taliban to impose a sharia law in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) of the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak Information Minister says Musa Khankhels killing an attack on free media


February 18th, 2009 - 11:08 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb.18 (ANI): Pakistan''s Information and Broadcasting Minister Sherry Rehman on Wednesday denounced the tragic killing of Geo News correspondent Musa Khankhel in theMatta area of the Swat Valley. Terming the killing ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe