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Infosys: Shelf-life of skills now only 2-3 years, says NASSCOM Chairman U B Pravin Rao

Bengaluru: Chairman of IT-BPM industry body NASSCOM, U B Pravin Rao, said on Sunday that the shelf-life of skills is now only two to...

Cabinet likely to take up proposal for Credit Guarantee Enhancement Corporation soon

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is expected to take up soon a proposal for setting up Credit Guarantee Enhancement Corporation to widen sources of...

Government proposes separate emission norms for agriculture machinery and construction equipment

New Delhi: The government on Sunday said it has issued draft notification for separate emission norms for agriculture machinery and construction equipment vehicles. The...

Bangladesh to construct standalone war memorial for Indian soldiers killed by Pak in 1971

NEW DELHI: In a significant decision, Bangladesh has decided to construct a monument for the Indian soldiers who died in 1971 during the country’s...

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Hong Kong disqualifies 12 pro-democracy nominees for legislature

At least 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy nominees, including prominent activist Joshua Wong, were disqualified from September legislative elections, with authorities...
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CEO asks employees to lie on timecards or risk job losses — violating labour laws

Several workers of a high-profile company say they were pressured into giving up paid vacation days, then told to lie about it on their...

Canada shifts its UN Security Council campaign pitch in response to pandemic

With the United Nations poised to announce whether the vote on non-permanent Security Council seats will go ahead as scheduled in June, Canada is doubling down...

Taxpayers will be on the hook later for today’s COVID-19 largesse: Don Pittis

As procrastinators buckle down for the fast-approaching June 1 extended federal tax deadline, it's worth recalling that income taxes were an innovation in 1917 to...

How a teenage Canadian equestrian decided to speak out against racial inequality

Lauryn Gray wanted to spark conversation. The 17-year-old Mississauga, Ont., native had seen an article fellow equestrian teenager Sophie Gochman, of New York,...

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CBDT issues guidance note on MAP, stipulates cases where ITAT has passed order

Indian authorities will not deviate from the resolution order passed by statutory appellate body ITAT in cross-border tax disputes which are undergoing simultaneous resolution...

GeM to roll out advanced version in next couple of months: CEO

Public procurement portal GeM will roll out its advanced version in the next couple of months which will be anchored in the unified procurement...

Analysis: A tale of three pharma companies and a quarter

Indian pharma companies cannot risk their prospects by under-performing when the external business environment and investor sentiment has improved for Indian pharma sector and...

Donors pledge $398.7M in aid after Beirut blast but Lebanon corruption concerns persist

Hospitals and schools, then shattered and bent water pipes, then the crater that once was Lebanon's port. The rebuilding needs of Lebanon are...

8 BJP workers resign in 24 hours after targeted killings in Jammu and Kashmir

SRINAGAR: A BJP worker was seriously injured in an attack in Budgam district of central Kashmir on Sunday triggering a string of resignations from...

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P Chidambaram: Govt must protect salaries, wages of workers: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday urged the government to announce a scheme to protect the...

corona impact: Covid-19: Why social distancing is a big worry for senior citizens

Inder Mohan Bhalla can barely contain his agitation when he talks about where the nationwide lockdown leaves the country’s...

Russia plans mass vaccination against coronavirus from October, RIA reports

MOSCOW: Russia's health minister is preparing a mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus for October, local news agencies...

China poses ‘substantial threat’ to Americans’ health, way of life: Mike Pompeo

WASHINGTON: China's ruling Communist Party poses a "substantial threat" to Americans' health and their way of life, US secretary...

George Floyd’s Death: Minneapolis city council pledges to dismantle police department

A file photo of George FloydWASHINGTON: The police department in the US city of Minneapolis...

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Covid effect: Daily turnover on MCX tanks 73% as bourse cuts timings

The average daily turnover (ADT) on MCX, which offers the country’s biggest commodity segment, has plunged 73% since trade timings were cut from March...

Companies: Many companies reluctant to project Covid hit despite Sebi nudge

Mumbai: Many listed firms are holding back from disclosing the extent of financial damage that the lockdown has inflicted on them, notwithstanding the recent...

Afghan Army says Pakistan shelling killed 9 people, orders to ready return fire

File photoKABUL: The Afghan Army has been ordered to prepare for retaliatory fire against the Pakistani military after cross border shelling killed nine Afghan...
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New Zealand’s Opposition leader steps down 2 months before election

Long-serving lawmaker Judith Collins will lead New Zealand's opposition National Party into a general election against a popular government in just over two months,...

Coronavirus makes hedge fund rich list outdated

Hedge fund managers made a killing in 2019, only to get put through the wringer when the coronavirus hit. Institutional Investor revealed its closely watched...

coronavirus: Coronavirus: Imams in West Bengal ask Muslims to pray at home during Ramzan

KOLKATA: With the holy month of Ramzan starting from Saturday, the apex body of Imams in West Bengal asked Muslims to offer namaz at...

Meghan, Prince Harry sue over photo of son taken at their L.A. home

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sued Thursday to stop the sale and publication of a photo of their son Archie that they say was...

Trump to attend Florida launch of SpaceX flight: White House

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump will attend the May 27 launch of two astronauts aboard a SpaceX mission -- the first crewed space flight...

UN independent experts raise wide-ranging human rights concerns with China

NEW DELHI: UN independent experts have repeatedly communicated with the China their concern regarding the repression of fundamental freedoms in China. They have denounced...

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Notices to two private hospitals in Bengaluru for not treating Covid patients

BENGALURU: The Karnataka government, on Monday, issued a show-cause notice to two private hospitals in Bengaluru for refusing treatment to Covid-19 patients. In the notice issued to Apollo Speciality Hospitals and Vikram Hospital, the deputy commissioner of Bengaluru urban...

Sidelined: In the push for change, this time feels different for people who are under-represented in sports

It's been three years since Colin Kaepernick was sidelined by the National Football League for taking a knee in protest of police brutality and...

A new generation of superstar Olympians emerged in the 2000s

As the world ushered in a new millennium, things changed rapidly for the planet's largest recurring spectacle: the Olympic Games. Beginning with Sydney in...

North Korea’s military threatens to reenter demilitarized areas

SEOUL, South Korea: North Korea's military on Tuesday threatened to move back into zones that were demilitarized under inter-Korean peace agreements as...

Tokyo Olympics to start in July 2021 over coronavirus pandemic

Now they’re the 2021 Olympics. The Tokyo Olympics have been rescheduled amid the coronavirus pandemic — to almost exactly a year after the originally planned...

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UK looks to fresh laws on spies after critical intel report

The Houses of Parliament in London. Britain is considering new legislation to crack down on the activity of ho...Read MoreLONDON: Britain is considering new...

WHO chief praises Trump’s ‘leadership’ in coronavirus crisis

The director-general of the World Health Organization praised President Trump’s “political commitment” to preventing the spread of coronavirus as the global community works to...

Trump appears to lose confidence of generals amid pushback from military

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump appears to be losing confidence of Americans generals -- who he praises incessantly when they are on...

Iowa voters oust Rep. Steve King, known for incendiary comments about immigrants, white supremacy

Republicans in the U.S. state of Iowa ousted Rep. Steve King in Tuesday's primary, deciding they've had enough of the conservative lightning rod known for...

Indian Accounting Standards: India amends its accounting standards, major relief for entities like airlines & retail chains

India has amended the accounting standards to provide relief to companies that received concessions on their rentals after Covid-19 outbreak. Changes to the Indian...

M&M may need lenders’ nod to sell stake in SsangYong

M&M may need lenders’ nod to sell stake in SsangYongBanking sources said Mahindra would find it extremely difficult to fully exit Ssang-Yong, the primary...
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Sanjay Leela Bhansali had offered 4 films to Sushant Singh Rajput, but cast others due to unavailability of dates

NEW DELHI: The Mumbai Police is leaving no stone unturned in investigating the professional rivalry angle in Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death. The...

Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia opens as mosque for Muslim prayers

Thousands of Muslim faithful made their way to Istanbul's landmark Hagia Sophia on Friday to take part in the first prayers in 86 years...

Twitter, TikTok in talks for possible merger: Report

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter Inc has held early talks about a potential combination with TikTok, the Chinese-owned video-sharing app that the Trump administration has declared...

BCE profit falls 70% as COVID-19 took a bite out of revenues

The parent of Bell Canada saw its net profit fall nearly 70 per cent from the same period last year due to the pandemic's...

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Premier League: Why English football can’t afford another ‘lost generation’ of Black coaches

Fast forward to the 21st century and just five of the current 91 (5.5%) managers and head coaches in England's top four divisions are...

CCI adopting multi-pronged approach; competition law flexible to deal with challenges: Ashok Kumar Gupta

Fair trade regulator CCI is adopting a multi-pronged approach, including nudging entities to desist from anti-competitive practices, to ensure there is no violation of...

New Zealand says July likely too early to resume travel with Australia

WELLINGTON: New Zealand rejected calls by business leaders on Thursday to restart flights to Australia within a month as too short a timeframe. An...
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5 pro sports teams who changed their names

This is an excerpt from The Buzzer, which is CBC Sports' daily email newsletter. Stay up to speed on what's happening in sports by...

Rapids delay trip to Florida after 2 presumptive positive tests

The Colorado Rapids delayed their trip to Florida on Sunday after the club was notified of a pair of presumptive positive tests for the...

English Premier League will resume season on June 17

It ends a three-month break to England's top-flight football competition because of the coronavirus pandemic.Aston Villa vs. Sheffield United and Manchester City vs. Arsenal...

Cassidy, Tortorella, Vigneault vying for NHL coach of the year honours

Bruce Cassidy of the Boston Bruins, John Tortorella of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Alain Vigneault of the Philadelphia Flyers are the three finalists...

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How India defends its border with China

The current Ladakh standoff which resulted in the death of over 20 Indian troops including a commanding officer is a stark reminder of India’s...

Max Domi rejoins Canadiens at practice after pondering playoff return

Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi joined training camp on Monday, indicating he intends to participate in post-season play despite his health concerns as a...

Bank of Canada makes another emergency cut to interest rate

The Bank of Canada has made a second unscheduled cut to its benchmark interest rate, lowering it to 0.25 per cent amid the COVID-19 crisis....

oil price crash: Big brokers might knock HC today to stop crude payout on MCX

NEW DELHI: Certain large brokers could move the Bombay High Court today with an urgent prayer to stop the settlement of the crude oil...