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CBI charges Dayanidhi Maran, Malaysian tycoon in telecoms scandal


MUMBAI - The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed charges against a former minister, his media mogul brother, and a Malaysian tycoon over alleged corruption to help Malaysia's Maxis group take control of an Indian mobile phone carrier eight years ago.

CBI drops coal scam case against Kumar Mangalam Birla

NEW DELHI - The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has closed a coal scam case against billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla and a former top bureaucrat that emerged in 2012 after an auditor's report on revenue loss to the exchequer from allocations of coal blocks.

Business 11:08am IST

India nears $2.5 billion deal for Boeing military helicopters

NEW DELHI - India has decided to acquire Boeing's Chinook and Apache helicopters, a defence ministry official said on Saturday, in a deal valued at $2.5 billion that could ease strained ties between New Delhi and Washington.

Business 3:25pm IST

India's growth speeds up in after-glow of Modi's triumph

NEW DELHI - The after-glow of Narendra Modi's election victory nearly four months ago helped India's lumbering economy register its fastest growth in two-and-a-half years for the quarter ending in June.

Business, Economy 29 Aug 2014

In India, rice replaces ice in bucket challenge

NEW DELHI - The famous "ice bucket" challenge is inspiring thousands of Indians to follow suit, but with a twist - they are replacing ice with rice in a bid to help the country's vast population of poor, hungry people.

29 Aug 2014

Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis

LAKE SELIGER Russia/KIEV - Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armoured columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels.

World 5:24am IST

Ebola outbreak reaches Senegal, riots break out in Guinea

DAKAR/CONAKRY - The West African state of Senegal became the fifth country to be hit by the world's worst Ebola outbreak on Friday, while riots broke out in neighbouring Guinea's remote southeast where infection rates are rising fast.

World 2:52am IST

Federer serves up win over big-serving Groth

NEW YORK - Second seed Roger Federer served up a tidy 6-4 6-4 6-4 win over big-hitting Australian Sam Groth to ease into the third round of the U.S. Open on Friday and continue his march towards an 18th grand slam title.

10:31am IST

Surprises galore for women at U.S. Open, men steady

NEW YORK - The U.S. Open women's draw was blown wide open by a series of upsets on Friday but it was business as usual on the men's side with Roger Federer leading a parade of seeds into the third round at the year's final grand slam.

10:48am IST

After hard bargaining, EU set for deal on new leadership

BRUSSELS - European Union leaders are set to end weeks of wrangling over top jobs in Brussels and agree on Saturday on who will fill key posts in EU institutions that face major challenges from a combative Russia and a stuttering economy.

World 3:32am IST

Movie Review: Raja Natwarlal

Kunal Deshmukh, going by his filmography, loves two things - Emraan Hashmi and cricket. After "Jannat" - a movie about cricket and match fixing - and the caper film "Jannat 2", director Deshmukh seems to have combined the storylines for his latest offering - a caper film about cricket starring Hashmi.

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