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India News on August 28, 2012

  • Realty firm DLF has decided to end its five-year long association with the Indian Premier League as the title sponsor. The country's largest realty firm did not renew its contract which was due last month. The company will now focus on promoting other sports.
  • An Udaipur court has fined Bollywood film actor Ranbir Kapoor Rs. 200 for smoking in public. A local daily earlier published images of the actor smoking on May 28, while shooting for Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani in Udaipur. Public smoking is banned in Rajasthan as part of the Prevention of Smoking Act.
  • A Delhi court has sent former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda to a 14-day judicial custody. The Delhi police told the court that Kanda was not required for further custodial interrogation.
  • Sixteen of long-billed Indian Vultures (Gyps indicus), which were considered to be critically endangered, and four Egyptian vultures were sighted at a remote village near Bellary and Raichur district of Karnataka.

  • Cabinet amends Child Labour Act, bans employment of child labour below 14
    Violators will face a maximum imprisonment of 3 years or fine up to Rs. 50000 Andhra News

    President, Prime Minister and other dignitaries extend Onam greetings
    Dignitaries extend Onam greetings Andhra News

    Congress dares BJP to move no-confidence motion
    Congress ready for a debate on the coal block allocation issue Andhra News

    Info Edge Invests $6.5M in Canvera, India’s leading online photography company, today announced that Info Edge, owner of, made an investment of $6.5M (Rs35CR) in the company. Info Edge has made a number of investments previously in companies such as Zomato, Meritnation, MyDala, PolicyBazaar, 99labels etc but this is their largest investment to date Business Wire India

    Brickwork Finance Academy Announces Session on “Finance Careers in India”
    Brickwork Finance Academy announces session on “Finance Careers in India” at its campus on Kalena Agrahara, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 5:00 PM. The professional courses and the MBA courses available in the country today, aim to address the requirement of qualified and competent workforce in industry Business Wire India

    Popley Launches Popley Financial & Insurance Services
    Now buy Swiss Gold Bars, Gold Jewellery, Diamond Jewellery, Platinum Jewellery, and International Watch Brands & Luxury Mobile Phones on Easy Monthly Installments Business Wire India

    ESPN STAR Sports Announces Grand Plans for ICC World Twenty20 2012
    Business Wire India

    Paul Writer Announces Digiratti Awards 2012
    Paul Writer ( a leading marketing advisory firm unveiled the Digiratti List for 2012 in the presence of India’s top CMOs on the sidelines of The Futurist CMO Conclave. The Digiratti award program recognizes campaigns that have stepped away from legacy tools to create marketing programs that define the future of marketing Business Wire India

    Calsoft Labs Announces Availability of Hardware Accelerated Adobe Flash® Player for Linux on AMD Embedded G-Series APUs
    Calsoft Labs today announced that their hardware accelerated Adobe Flash® Player solution is available for Linux running on AMD Embedded G-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). Calsoft Labs, an Adobe scaling partner, will provide solutions from Adobe consisting of Adobe Flash Player 11 and Adobe AIR® for TV Business Wire India

    Hooked on to Digital Life, Millennial Shoppers Envision a Future Without Cash
    Thriving on a diet of online shopping, mobile banking and virtual games, Millennials1 believe in a future where new technology will allow them to almost totally dispense with cash Business Wire India

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