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What good are submarines without torpedoes

How will the navy's six Scorpenes fight, when their primary weapon -- the Black Shark torpedo -- is blocked by a ministry of defence ban on the company chosen to supply these? This gloomy scenario......

Much-delayed Scorpene submarine finally hits the sea

The first of six French-designed Scorpene submarines which are being manufactured in Mumbai, was launched into the water on Monday, initiating the process for extensive sea trials. The......

Scorpene deal: PAC slams defence ministry

Slamming the Defence Ministry over the nine-year delay in awarding contract to French firm Thales to build six Scorpene submarines in Mumbai, a Parliamentary Committee on Wednesday said the......

CAG criticises Scorpene deal for delay

Bogged down by kickback charges, the Scorpene submarine deal has now come under criticism from the Comptroller and Auditor General for the delay involved and financial "advantage" given to the......

Scorpene deal report can't be made public: CBI

The CBI today expressed its unwillingness in Delhi High Court in revealing details of investigations into the alleged payment of kickbacks in the Rs 16,000 crore Scorpene submarine deal to an NGO,......

Navy helps public sector shipyards beat slowdown

For a change, government-owned companies are doing better than their private sector counterparts. In an otherwise bleak operating environment for shipbuilders, state-owned shipyards such as Mazagon......

How TCS plans to strike it big

For N Chandrasekaran, managing director and chief executive officer of India's largest information technology services provider, Tata Consultancy Services, the fourth quarter and 2010-11 numbers......

It's raining job offers at the IIMs

The recently-concluded lateral placement process at IIM-B saw the emergence of management consultants as the preferred choice for more than 55 per cent offers. Deloitte had a total of 13......

Mamata may not hike rail fare despite fund crunch

Despite a severe funding problem due to slowing of freight traffic revenue and  heavy outgo on account of sixth pay commission recommendations, Mamata Banerjee is not likely to announce any......

Do politicians really want to bring black money back?

At the height of the Bofors scandal, one distinctly remembers that a Swiss bank account code-named 'Rajiv' made it to the headlines. The then opposition was jubilant that it had 'caught' the then......

'Malayali jury members play down own actors'

Salim Kumar may be regarded as one of the finest comedians in Malayalam cinema today but every once a while, the actor surprises his audiences with some well-appreciated serious roles Like the ones......

Shah Rukh throws a party for Hugh Jackman

As the curtains were drawn on FICCI Frames 2011, Shah Rukh Khan threw a lavish party for Australian actor Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness at Mannat, his bungalow in Bandra, a......

'The Oscars is a nail-biting process for me'

The beautiful and multitalented Amy Adams has earned her third Oscar nomination, this time for The Fighter. Vivacious, pretty and as eager to work on serious roles as happy ones, Adams is a......

Ready to entertain this Deepavali

The buzz about the Mitran R Jawahar-directed Tamil movie Uthamaputhiran (remake of the Telugu hit Ready) is quite high as the director is teaming up with Dhanush for the third time in a row. As......

Hollywood snippets

Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Hollywood, right here!Jennifer Aniston has revealed that she would be interested to do a role in still-not-yet-confirmed Arrested Development......

Silly Point: Finally! A girl on the show

Manu Shankar and Abhishek Mande's dream comes true as they spot Sonal Tandon at a chaiwallah! With ten episodes down, Manu and Abhishek wonder if they'll ever have a girl on the......

India's shoddy bowling cause for concern

India's batting was phenomenal in their first two games at the World Cup, but the bowling a disappointment, writes Harish Kotian. India's batting has lived up to potential in the first two games......

World Cup banks on hi-tech to fix umpiring howlers

Fourteen captains will lead their teams into the World Cup with the governing body's assurance that they are more protected against umpiring howlers than any of their predecessors. - Complete......

Tendulkar showed why he is regarded as great: Harris

He grew up watching Sachin Tendulkar play and South African left-arm spinner Paul Harris said the Indian iconic batsman on Sunday showed why he is considered to be one of the greatest cricketers......

It's not always about being on the top: Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar will play his 170th Test at Mohali on Friday, but even after over 20 years in international cricket the senior India batsman says he never takes anything for granted, his......
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Centre to Delhi high court

NEW DELHI: The Centre has told the Delhi high court that it cannot share information relating to the multi crore French submarine Scorpene deal... ...
DRDO to develop technology to help submarines remain under water for long

The Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) is in the process of developing air independent propulsion (AIP) technology that would ensure... ...

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