UK Culture Secretary accused of being 'Murdoch cheerleader' in BskyB ownership bidApr 25, 11:24 am
London, Apr 25 (ANI): The long-running British tabloid newspaper scandal that has rocked Rupert Murdoch's media empire has taken a new turn with the New Corporation reveling that a senior cabinet minister worked covertly with them to help win approval for takeover of the BSkyB network.UK Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt is now facing calls to resign after the Murdoch empire disclosed emails showing how he 'shared their objectives' to take full control of BSkyB.The sensational cache showed Hunt's aides engaged in an extraordinary pact with News Corporation to push the deal through despite grave concerns from media watchdogs.Emails, which revealed 'absolutely illegal' information being freely exchanged between government and big business, was published by the Leveson Inquiry into Press standards on the eve of Rupert Murdoch's testimony to the hearings, The Daily Mail reports.According to the paper, Hunt had a legal obligation to be impartial over the bid as since December 2010 he was acting in a 'quasi- judicial' capacity, effectively as a judge rather than a politician, by overseeing representations.ut he was accused of being a ' Murdoch cheerleader' emails revealed that his office handed over information that even News Corp said was 'absolutely illegal'.One of his advisers even told the Murdochs it was a 'game over' for the opponents of the eight billion dollar takeover.News Corp announced plans to buy the 61 percent of shares it did not yet own in BskyB in early 2010. It dropped the bid last July when it emerged that News of the World had hacked the phone of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler. (ANI)
Cinepolis Launch First International Multiplex in Delhi May 24, 6:42 pm
New Delhi, May 24 (ANI): In a bid to provide the best-in-cinema experience coupled with state-of-the-art technology, Cinepolis India, today announced the launch of their first International multiplex, in Rohini. Mr. Javier Sotomayor, Managing Director, made the announcement in the presence of Mr. Devang Sampat, Business Head - Strategy and Mr. Ashish Shukla, Director - Expansion, Cinepolis India, Harsh Bansal, Director, Unity One, Naresh Aggarwal, Director, Unity Group.Full Story »
TravelTriangle achieves rare milestone in world of startups May 24, 5:58 pm
New Delhi, May 24 (ANI): TravelTriangle, India's first online holiday marketplace has become Contribution Margin Net Marketing (CMNM) positive in 6 Key geographies including an International market, along with reaching 200 Cr GMV. With an enviable growth of 6X since last year, the company is now aiming to reach 100 million dollars by March 2017.Full Story »
Believers Church adds momentum to PM Modi's "Skill India" campaign May 24, 5:10 pm
New Delhi, May 24 (ANI-NewsVoir): With a mission to contribute towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Skill India" Campaign, Believers Church has started imparting skill to underprivileged women across the country to help them earn their livelihood. The organization is providing free tailoring courses and sewing machines to women across India and trying to make them financially independent.Full Story »
India following fundamentals right and a reform-to-transform approach: Piyush Goyal May 24, 4:38 pm
Singapore, May 24 (ANI): India is following a policy of keeping its fundamentals right, and at the same time, promoting a reform to transform approach, said Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy,at the India-Singapore Energy Technology and Investors' Meet here last evening.Full Story »
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