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This 95-year-old has both Padma & Lakshmi

This 95-year-old has both Padma & Lakshmi

Remember the TV ads where ?dadaji? blesses newly married couples, kisses young kids and shakes a leg even as the jingle ?asli masala sach sach? plays in the background? That?s , who at 95, is probably the world?s oldest ad star. And that?s not his only claim to fame. Gulati […]

AI gets DGCA nod for ?secret? Caribbean flight

AI gets DGCA nod for ?secret? Caribbean flight

NEW DELHI: Amid persisting speculation that India was preparing to get hold of a high-value fugitive, Air India is learnt to have got the DGCA nod to operate a Boeing 787-8 for the special non-stop flight from Delhi to Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago. The aviation regulator?s nod […]

Rs 5k-cr defence plan for Andamans finalised

Rs 5k-cr defence plan for Andamans finalised

NEW DELHI: India has virtually finalised an exclusive Rs 5,650-crore military infrastructure development plan spread over 10 years for the strategically located Andaman and Nicobar archipelago ? which will allow stationing of additional warships, aircraft, drones, missile batteries and infantry soldiers there ? against the backdrop of China?s rapidly expanding […]

Number of ‘extremely poor‘ down 80% since 2011? Data to confirm

Number of ‘extremely poor‘ down 80% since 2011? Data to confirm

NEW DELHI: India may have reduced extreme poverty far more effectively than most of us are aware of. The last official data is eight years old. In 2011, 268 million people were surviving on less than $1.90 a day, the measure for extreme poverty. The next round of data on […]

Kochhar got ‘illegal gratification‘ through her husband

Kochhar got ‘illegal gratification‘ through her husband

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation () probe against former CEO and MD has revealed that she received “illegal gratification” through her husband for favouring group. Being the head of ICICI Bank, CBI says, Chanda Kochhar approved six loans to Venugopal N Dhoot‘s Videocon group between June 2009 and […]