Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Top Headlines: Greece misses $1.8bn payment; 1st advanced economy to default on IMF loan

Cong to govt: Axe Swaraj-Raje, get GST bill nod
Faced with the unstinting solidarity of the Modi government with foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje over 'Lalitgate', Congress has made an interesting proposal – it will not block the Goods and Services Tax bill despite its strong reservations if it gets the two scalps.
Maharashtra CM accused of delaying US flight
Passengers onboard Air India flight to Newark had to put up with an hour long delay in the departure during the wee hours of Sunday as chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was onboard and an absent-minded IAS officer in his entourage forgot to carry the passport that had his US visa.
Brace for revised auto, taxi fares in Mumbai by weekend
Be prepared to pay higher auto/taxi fares by the weekend as the recalibration of meters will begin from Thursday.
Bengaluru businessman orders phone, gets brick
All that he wanted was a brand new sleek smartphone which was up for sale at, but what came instead was a piece of brick wrapped in a gift box!
ATS seizes 151 kgs of Mephedrone in Mumbai, four held
On a specific information, the sleuths raided the hotel and apprehended four persons who had come to sell the contraband.
Is Microsoft planning to dump Windows Phone?
It looks like Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and his team members could be having second thoughts about continuing with the development of Windows on phones and small tablets.
Bharti Airtel becomes the No. 3 mobile operator in world
Sunil Mittal-led Bharti Airtel has become the world's third largest mobile operator with 303 million subscribers.
Kohli, Dhoni have tremendous mutual respect: Shastri
Shastri has quashed reports of unrest in the dressing room over captaincy issues and said Kohli and Dhoni have "tremendous" mutual respect between them.
Roger Federer storms into Wimbledon second round
Seven-time champion Roger Federer eased into the Wimbledon second round on Tuesday with a 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 win over Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia.
Ajinkya Rahane has come of age: Dilip Vengsarkar
"It's good news. He (Ajinkya Rahane) will gain valuable experience leading India. It's an honour for a cricketer to lead the country," Dilip Vengsarkar said.
Disappointment over slow reforms: Moody's
A poll conducted by global ratings agency Moody's has shown that there is some disappointment with the pace of economic reforms being pursued by the Narendra Modi administration and there was increasing concern about the risk of policy stagnation.
Mahila bank may merge with SBI
Former finance minister P Chidambaram's brainchild the Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB), launched only 20 months ago, may be merged with the State Bank of India.
Maruti sales to be over half of Suzuki's by 2020
Maruti Suzuki will account for more than half of parent Suzuki's global sales by 2020 as the Indian company launches new models while expanding production capacity.
'Slumdog…' actor suffers critical injuries
Actor Madhur Mittal, known for playing the parallel lead Salim in Slumdog Millionaire and Hollywood film Million Dollar Arm, has been critically injured in an accident that occurred earlier this month.
You can't buy Raju Hirani: Arshad Warsi
From Jolly LLB to now Guddu Rangeela, director Subhash Kapoor and actor Arshad Warsi seem to not just be fond of each other, they enjoy working together which is why they will now also be working on the sequel of Jolly LLB.
Exclusive: Abhishek, Asin, Rishi in 'All Is Well'
Bhushan Kumar's All Is Well, directed by Umesh Shukla, starring Abhishek Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Asin and Supriya Pathak, releases August 21.
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