Multiple bids by corporate groups made through joint ventures or group arms may have limited the competition for 11 coal mines auctioned in the first two rounds in March 2015, according to the federal auditor’s report on the first e-auction of natural resources conducted by the Modi government.
At least 19 people were killed and as many as 24 wounded by a knife-wielding man at a facility for the disabled in Japan early on Tuesday. Police in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, west of Tokyo have arrested a 20-year-old suspect, media reported.
Bihar police arrested a 35-year-old psychopathic serial killer on Sunday. He has allegedly murdered 22 people in Patna, Vaishali and other districts of the state. He had served three years in jail and was released on bail in March this year.
There was unrest in Ramnagar town of Nainital district after a gang of a dozen armed robbers struck at a house, held the family hostage and allegedly took turns to rape two minor girls aged 13 and 15. The nightmare continued till 4am on Sunday following which the robbers decamped with Rs 10,000 cash and jewellery worth Rs 2 lakh.
According to the report, HTC will acquire PCs from HP and rebrand them as HTC Vive. The report quotes sources in the upstream supply chain. The company is said to be launching the PCs at 'consumer-friendly' prices.
Sports minister Vijay Goel hinted that Narsingh Yadav's prospects of participating at the Rio Olympics is virtually over but said the wrestler will be given a fair chance to defend himself. Narsingh failed a dope test on Sunday.
England beat Pakistan by 330 runs to win the second Test at Old Trafford on Monday and so level the four-match series at 1-1. Pakistan, set a mammoth 565 to win, were bowled out for 234 in their second innings.
The rupee on Monday ended lower by 27 paise to more than 2-week low of 67.35 against the American currency on month-end dollar demand from importers in spite of sharp rise in the domestic equity market.
The revenue which would accrue to the coal bearing states from the allocation of mines comprises of upfront payment as prescribed in allotment document, auction/allotment process and royalty on per tonne of coal production, the minister added.