New committee to tap alternative site for Metro-3 car shed

After promising that the government would stay the ongoing construction work of the Metro-3 car shed at Aarey Milk Colony following his swearing-in as chief minister (CM), Uddhav Thackeray has appointed a committee to explore an alternative location for the shed. The CM has also asked for a probe into whether the felling of the 2,141 trees was per procedure. The committee has been directed to submit its report in two weeks.

New ways to get PSU bank officials to sell pvt sector products under scanner

New Delhi After the government banned direct payment of commissions to employees of public sector banks (PSBs) for pushing third-party products such as insurance policies and mutual funds to existing customers, business associates of banks are now offering incentives such as junkets to encouraging cross-selling, three persons with direct knowledge of the matter said, requesting anonymity.

In its 50th flight, PSLV launchesten satellites in orbit

New Delhi The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully placed an Indian radar earth imaging satellite and nine customer satellites from four other countries in orbit on Wednesday afternoon. This was the 50th flight of India’s workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). In the 26 years since its development, the launch vehicle has placed 61 Indian and 319 customer satellites in space.

Defending champion PV Sindhu loses campaign opener to Akane Yamaguchi in World Tour Finals

P V Sindhu’s poor run of form continued as the defending champion lost to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in her campaign opener at the year-ending BWF World Tour Final on Wednesday. Sindhu squandered an 11-6 lead in the second game to go down 18-21 21-18 21-8 in 68 minutes to former world number one Akane Yamaguchi, who scripted a sensational comeback after losing the first game to claim her third successive win over the Indian.