Apr 7, 2014

India Top Stories 4.1.2014

BEST drivers flash strike hits Mumbai commuters
Hindustan Times
Lakhs of commuters in Mumbai were affected on Tuesday by a flash strike called by the drivers and conductors of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) to protest against the new computerised scheduling system. Their protest has ...
Flash strike: Mumbai commuters suffer as BEST buses go off roadsThe Hindu
Mumbai bus drivers go on flash strike, bring city to a haltIndia Today
Mumbai's BEST bus drivers go on flash strike, city paralysedNDTV
Moneycontrol.com -Times of India -Mid-Day
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Maruti records 5.5% fall in March sales
Business Today
Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Tuesday reported a 5.5 per cent decline in total sales in March at 1,13,350 units as against 1,19,937 units in the same month last year. The company said its domestic sales declined by 5.2 per cent ...
Maruti Suzuki slips after weak sales in MarchBusiness Standard
Maruti's total sales decline marginally in 2013-14 FYHindu Business Line
Maruti Suzuki ends this year on a negative noteNDTV
Moneycontrol.com -Financial Express
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Mark Zuckerberg Made a Killing on Facebook Stock Last Year
Mark Zuckerberg speaks during his keynote conference as part of the first day of the Mobile World Congress 2014 at the Fira Gran Via complex on Feb. 24, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain David Ramos—/Getty Images ...
Zuck earns only $1, but don't forget the $3.3 billion in optionsMarketWatch (blog)
Facebook chief reaps US$3.3B gain from stock optionsNew Straits Times
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SpiceJet offers customers airfare at Re 1
Daily News & Analysis
The Re 1 airfare discounts are back on domestic travelling as low cost carrier Spicejet airline, on Tuesday announced a ' limited seat offer'. However, the statutory taxes and fees are to be borne by passengers, the airline stated in a statement. The Re 1 airfare ...
SpiceJet announces super sale with Rs 1 base fareNDTV
SpiceJet trumps all: Slashes base fare to Re 1 for travel between July 2014 to ...Economic Times
SpiceJet offers fifth super sale of tickets, prices start @Re 1Financial Express
Delhi Daily News -Times of India -Hindustan Times
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Modi unique person who draws massive crowd: Bharti
Press Trust of India
Jhansi, Apr 1 (PTI) Firebrand BJP leader Umar Bharti today maintained that the party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi does not have the oratorical skills of A B Vajpayee, but said the Gujarat Chief Minister was a "unique person" who draws ...
Uma Bharti says it again, 'Narendra Modi not a good orator'India Today
Modi is not a good orator, says Uma BhartiBusiness Standard
Narendra Modi not a good orator like Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Uma BhartiNDTV
Daily Bhaskar
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Uddhav Thackeray on the Sena vs Sena battle in Maharashtra
Mumbai: Uddhav Thackeray, the head of the Shiv Sena, today ruled out a rapprochement with estranged cousin Raj Thackeray. "It is irrelevant now. I am focusing on the national election. I don't want to get distracted by anything like this," he told NDTV in an ...
Shiv Sena opposed to 'anti-national Muslims', says UddhavBusiness Standard
We are fighting to win, not to split votes: MNS chiefThe Hindu
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Japan pledges Rs 15000-cr loan for five Indian projects
Business Today
Japan on Monday announced a Rs 15,000-crore official development assistance ( ODA) loan for five projects in India, including expansion of Delhi Metro and works related to wind and solar energy. Japan and India signed the ODA loan agreement for five ...
Japan to give Rs15000 cr loan for Delhi Metro, other projectsFree Press Journal
Japan to give Rs.15000 crore development assistance for Delhi Metro, 4 other ...Livemint
JICA to give Rs 8383 cr loan for Phase-III of Delhi MetroIndia Today
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Nancy Powell's resignation not indicative of realignment of ties: US
Daily News & Analysis
Ambassador Nancy Powell's sudden resignation does not indicate any realignment of America's ties with India, the US has said, asserting there is "no big behind the scenes story" that led her to quit. "All the rumours and speculation are, quite frankly, totally ...
No story behind Powell's resignation: US state deptHindustan Times
Nancy Powell's resignation: Devyani Khobragade or Narendra Modi?Economic Times
US ambassador to India resigns after diplomatic rowReuters
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Kumar Vishwas slams Smriti Irani, BJP candidate hits back; says he has a history ...
Daily News & Analysis
With actor-turned-politician Smriti Irani entering the fray as a BJP candidate in Amethi, a war of words has broken out between her and AAP contender Kumar Vishwas over his remark that any "Irani or Pakistani" will not make any difference in the constituency.
Elections 2014 LIVE: Vishwas's 'Irani or Pakistani remark sparks row; Modi ...Indian Express
Will put up best fight against Rahul Gandhi, Smriti Irani saysTimes of India
Kumar Vishwas has a history of disrespecting women: Smriti IraniIBNLive
Zee News -Firstpost -Oneindia
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Sensex, Nifty retreat from record high on profit-taking
Reuters India
Reuters Market Eye - The BSE Sensex and Nifty extend falls on profit-taking after touching a record high for a seventh consecutive session. The BSE Sensex is down 0.07 percent after earlier hitting an all-time high of 22,485.77, while the broader Nifty falls ...
Sensex in negative zone, down 38 points after RBI policyTimes of India
Banks, realty, capital goods stocks plunge on RBI status quoEconomic Times
Nifty holds 6700 mark; BSE IT index up 2%Business Standard
Hindu Business Line -Daily News & Analysis
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Asian Development Bank pegs GDP growth rate for 2014-15 at 5.5 per cent
The Hindu
India's GDP is poised to accelerate to 5.5 per cent in 2014-15 on the back of improved performance in industry and services but it may take some time for the country to reach its potential growth rate, says an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. “The recent ...
ADB projects 6.2 per cent growth for Asia in CY14Business Standard
ADB pegs GDP growth rate for 2014-15 at 5.5 per centFinancial Express
Asian growth to pick up even as China slows: Asian Development BankTimes of India
Myiris.com -ABC Online -Bernama
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US to accept H-1B visas from today
Press Trust of India
Washington, Apr 1 (PTI) The US has made elaborate arrangements for receiving applications for its much coveted H-1B visas to meet the expected rush. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will determine from today the allocation of visas ...
Indians see higher denial rate of L1 visa: reportNDTV
Indians denied US L-1 visa more than others: ReportDelhi Daily News
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Ukraine agrees to host NATO war games
Zee News
Kiev: Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday approved a series of joint military exercises with NATO countries that would put US troops in direct proximity to Russian forces in the annexed Crimea peninsula. "This is a good opportunity to develop our armed forces," ...
Ukraine crisis: Vladimir Putin orders 'partial withdrawal' of Russian troops on ...The Independent
Russia eases military pressure but restates Ukraine demandsIrish Times
Russia Pulls Some Troops Amid Bid to Ease Ukraine CrisisBusinessweek
Business Standard -Bloomberg -New York Times
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China slowdown fears linger as manufacturing remains sluggish
Factory activity in China failed to pick up strongly following the Chinese New Year festival period, confirming worries of an economic slowdown. Official data, which focuses on larger state-owned companies, showed that activity in the manufacturing sector ...
Growth in German manufacturing sector slows in March: PMIReuters
Euro-Zone Manufacturing Recovery More BalancedWall Street Journal
Growth in UK manufacturing activity slowsFinancial Times
Businessweek -Reuters India
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Apex court to hear plea against Jats inclusion in OBC list on April 9
Hindu Business Line
The Supreme Court has sought Centre's response on a plea challenging the notification on inclusion of Jats in OBC category. The apex court directed Centre to place before it the entire material/files on a decision to bring Jats under OBC category.
SC issues notice to Centre on reservation for jatsTimes of India
'Any serious application of mind behind Jat quota?' Supreme Court asks CentreNDTV
SC notice to Centre on inclusion of Jats in OBC categoryZee News
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Modi apologises for arriving late to Bareilly rally
The Hindu
BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Tuesday claimed that aviation authorities at the Delhi Airport did not give prompt permission to his helicopter for taking off due to which he was late for his rally here. “I apologise to you for arriving late as you ...
Modi says Congress, Third Front conspiring to form a weak governmentLivemint
Congress chants 'poor, poor' only during elections, says ModiBusiness Standard
Congress, allies plotting for unstable govt: ModiIndia Today
Oneindia -Zee News
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