Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Top Headlines: PM Modi, UAE honchos decide to raise up to $75 billion for infrastructure fund

Times of India
Daily Newsletter | Tuesday, August 18, 2015

PM Modi, UAE honchos decide to raise up to $75 billion for infrastructure fund
India and the United Arab Emirates on Monday decided to set up a multi-billion dollar fund to tap into investment opportunities in the country's infrastructure sector.
Bomb attack in central Bangkok kills 19: Police
A bomb exploded on Monday outside a religious shrine in a bustling hub of the Thai capital, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 120 others in an attack authorities said targeted foreigners.
Discoms inflated dues by Rs 8,000cr: CAG
The three private power distribution companies (discoms) in the capital inflated their dues to be recovered from consumers by almost Rs 8,000 crore, the Comptroller and Auditor General has said in its report on the discoms and claimed that there is scope for reducing tariffs in the city.
Uran residents shave heads to protest delay in land compensation
Exactly one year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited Uran and handed over to five project affected villagers the promissory note of giving them the compensation land under the 12.5% Scheme, several angry villagers shaved off their heads in protest on Sunday.
Bengaluru activist gifts e-rickshaw to honest Aabid
He woke up at 3.45 am to board the flight from Bengaluru to Jaipur.
Modi to open world Hindi conference on September 10
Prime Minister Narendra Modi would inaugurate three day World Hindi Conference on September 10, in Bhopal.
Meet 10 Indian-origin CEOs of global tech giants
Here's a look at 10 India-born CEOs of global tech giants.
Over 50,000 recommend full net neutrality on government portal
A huge surge in public response has pushed the number of comments on the telecom department panel's net neutrality recommendations well past the 50,000 mark, with almost all seeking free and equal access to the web.
Amazon a brutal workplace? CEO Jeff Bezos' memo to employees
The article had talked about the brutal work environment prevailing in the company citing present and former employees as source.
Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of Sri Lanka Test series
Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the remaining two Tests of 3-match Test series against Sri Lanka due to a hairline fracture in his right hand.
Super Saina Nehwal leads India's rise in badminton
The real rise of Indian badminton in recent years can be credited to the emergence of Saina seven years ago, when as an 18-year-old she started giving tough competitions to the Chinese shuttlers.
WATCH: Tributes pour in for retiring Kumar Sangakkara
Indian cricketers Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and team director Ravi Shastri on Monday paid tributes to veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara.
Birla Corp buys Lafarge's two units
Harsh Lodha-led Birla Corporation has agreed to acquire Lafarge India's two cement units in the eastern region in a deal valued at Rs 5,000 crore.
Company drops Lalit Modi's name in Sahara deal
Two foreign firms filed two separate applications in the Supreme Court seeking to buy Sahara group's three overseas hotels for nearly Rs 12,000 crore.
Telcos not ready to take responsibility for call drops
Country's top telecom operators on Monday refused to take the responsibility for call drops and poor network connectivity and warned that services may worsen in the coming days if the government does not support boosting of mobile tower infrastructure and spectrum holdings.
Celebs who moved out of their parents' home
Celebs grow up in the comfort of their parents' home. However, with time, they are choosing to move out of their nests and buying their own properties to settle down.
Exclusive: Ranveer Singh as Peshwa Bajirao
It is the 315th birth anniversary of Peshwa Bajirao today. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is making his dream project Bajirao Mastani based on the life of this great warrior.
Kangana Ranaut's alleged relationships
Let's take a look at the men she has been linked-up with, in the past...

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