Day: October 25, 2018

Insight: AB InBev told Indian authorities about cartel, triggering anti-trust probe

NEW DELHI – An Indian anti-trust probe into beer price-fixing allegations was initiated after the world’s largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev told the authorities last year it had detected an industry cartel, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters. AB InBev discovered the Indian operations it acquired as […]

The Latest: O’Connor says she likely has Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON — The Latest on former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Chief Justice John Roberts says he is “saddened to learn” that Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court, has the beginning stages of dementia. Roberts said […]

Trump blames media for ‘Anger we see today in our society’

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump blamed the media Thursday for a “very big part of the Anger we see today in our society,” as law enforcement scrambled to find those responsible for sending pipe bombs and other suspicious packages to a list of prominent Democrats including Barack Obama and […]

60-million-to-one shot! Club golfer bags two holes-in-one

An Australian club golfer has defied odds of more than 60-million-to-one to shoot two holes-in-one in a single round on a course in Melbourne, local media reported Thursday. Jim Grant said he missed seeing his first ace go in on the 11th at the Green Acres Golf Club […]

CM Kejriwal, his deputy get bail by Court in CS assault case

New Delhi, Oct 25:  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and nine other AAP MLAs were today granted bail by a court here in the Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash assault case. The relief was granted after they appeared before the court in pursuance to summons issued […]

India needs strong, stable govt for next 10 years; weak coalitions bad: Doval

New Delhi, Oct 25:  India needs a strong, stable and decisive government for the next 10 years to achieve its political, economic and strategic objectives, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said Thursday, asserting that “weak coalitions will be bad” for the country. Delivering the Sardar Patel Memorial Lecture here, […]

CBI chief’s removal illegal: Rahul

New Delhi, Oct 25: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday said forcing CBI director Alok Verma to go on indefinite leave was “illegal” and alleged that it was done as the government panicked over the possibility of him investigating the Rafale jet deal. Addressing a press conference here, he claimed […]

India’s April-September fiscal deficit at 5.95 trillion rupees

NEW DELHI – India’s April-September fiscal deficit stood at 5.95 trillion rupees ($81.20 billion), or 95.3 percent of the budgeted target for current fiscal year, government data showed on Thursday. The figure compares to 91.3 percent in the same period a year earlier. Rising oil prices have been […]

Smartphones emerge as bright spot for Indian manufacturing

NOIDA, India- Smartphone-maker Lava is a small player in India’s booming mobile communications industry, but it has become a poster child for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious effort to make India a global hub for electronics manufacturing. Just a few years ago, Lava imported cheap phones from China. […]

China, India aim to hold army drills in China by end of year

BEIJING – China and India aim to hold joint army drills in China before the end of this year, China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday, as the two countries continue a rapid rapprochement. Relations between the Asian giants were strained last year over a 73-day military face-off in […]

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