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Last updated: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 11:32:18 PM

British Petroleum's application for retailing jet fuel rejected
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The government has rejected British oil major BP's application for selling aviation turbine fuel (ATF) to airlines because the company's investment does not qualify it for a retailing licence, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 6:56:14 PM

Taiwan's Apex Medical Corp to enter Indian market
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Taiwan-based respiratory therapy and pressure area care major Apex Medical Corp on Wednesday said it plans to enter the Indian market with an initial investment of around Rs.100 crore.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 6:54:03 PM

Indian cellphone market shrinks by 15 percent
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Unit sales of mobile handsets in the Indian market declined by 15 percent during January-March 2015 even as Samsung continued to dominate the market, a study from a market researcher said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 6:52:15 PM

Arhens appointed Indian women's hockey team coach
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) German Mathias Ahrens has been appointed the new chief coach of the Indian women's hockey team.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 6:48:03 PM

Cine stars and their encounters of the wrong kind
Mumbai/Chennai, May 6 (IANS) It's an industry known for glamour - and for close encounters of the wrong kind. With Bollywood superstar Salman Khan sentenced on Wednesday to five years in jail for a hit-and-run accident in 2002, here's the lowdown on actors who've found themselves holding the short end of the stick.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 6:44:04 PM

Toll of Tibetans in Nepal quake rises to 10
Dharamsala, May 6 (IANS) The number of Tibetans in exile in Nepal who were killed in the devastating earthquake on April 25 has risen to 10, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said here on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 6:44:03 PM

Key Indian equities crash to lowest level in 20 weeks (Roundup)
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) A key Indian equity market index crashed 722.77 points, or 2.63 percent, on Wednesday to dip to its lowest level since mid-December last year with the mood turning negative over factors such as lack of clarity on retrospective taxation and muted corporate results.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 6:40:03 PM

Modi tweets about China, Mongolia visit
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took to Twitter to say he was looking forward to his upcoming visit to China and Mongolia, with some of his tweets in the Chinese and Mongolian language scripts.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 6:24:04 PM

Court summons Jindal, Koda in coal block case
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday issued summons to industrialist Naveen Jindal, former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda and others in the coal block allocation case.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 6:24:03 PM

Conference to showcase India's achievements in education
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said it planned to hold an international conference to showcase India's achievements in addressing issues related to quality, equality, access to and best practices in the field of education.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015 6:22:15 PM

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