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Another pandemic: India’s fight against single-use plastic falls victim to Covid

Walk into a salon these days and prepare to be greeted by stylists in layers — of PPE suits, masks, face shields and gloves,...

Suicide bombing in Kabul kills 18, including schoolchildren

The death toll from a suicide attack on Saturday in Afghanistan's capital has risen to at least 18, with 57 people wounded, including schoolchildren, the Ministry...

Suicide bomber kills 18 in Kabul

KABUL: A suicide bomber struck near an education centre in the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing at least 18 people in the latest attack...

Turkey’s Erdogan says Macron ‘needs treatment’ over attitude to Muslims

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan launched a fresh attack on his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Saturday, saying he needed mental treatment...

Technology

Coronavirus outbreak: Sebi relaxes guidelines for default recognition by rating agencies

Mumbai: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Monday relaxed guidelines applicable to credit rating agencies (CRAs)...
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Bengaluru Covid cases with ‘influenza like Illness’ turn a worry

Bengaluru: About 36% of Covid-19 cases reported in Bengaluru between June 7 and June 13 have been categorised as “Influenza like Illness (ILI),” implying...

rakesh jhunjhunwala: Which sectors will dominate Nifty in 2030? Big Bull makes a guess

The Robinhood traders had a good shake up in two days. Half of them would have gone home. I do not see the mass...

IBM drops facial recognition software amid racial profiling concerns

NEW YORK: IBM CEO Arvind Krishna has told the US Congress that the technology giant is no longer offering its facial recognition or analysis...

Union Health Ministry announces guidelines for teaching activities in classrooms from Sept 21

Union Health Ministry has announced guidelines for the conduct of teaching activities in the classrooms. Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini...

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PML-N has ‘broken the shackles of fear’: Maryam Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz on Saturday said that now was the best time to join her party,...

Welsh police to enforce ban on non-essential travel during 17-day COVID-19 lockdown

A police force in England says it will try to stop people from leaving Wales, which has started a 17-day lockdown to slow a...

Polish President Duda infected with coronavirus; tennis star Swiatek goes into quarantine

Polish President Andrzej Duda has tested positive for COVID-19 and is subject to quarantine but is feeling good, officials announced on Saturday, as the country imposed fresh...

Poland’s president has coronavirus, apologizes to contacts

WARSAW: Polish President Andrzej Duda says he feels well despite testing positive for the coronavirus, and he apologized Saturday to everyone who must quarantine...

‘Lalten yug’ has ended in Bihar: Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said that 'Lalten yug' has come to an end in the state and his government brought electricity...

Music

Prince Andrew’s daughter Beatrice ties the knot in private ceremony with Queen in attendance

LONDON: Prince Andrew's eldest daughter Princess Beatrice married her Italian businessman fiance on Friday in a small private ceremony...

US veteran behind failed Venezuela plot says two American mercenaries detained

CARACAS: A US military veteran who has claimed responsibility for a failed armed incursion into Venezuela to oust President...

Job search for work from home in India rises 442% during Feb-Jul: Report

Job searches for remote work or work from home in the country have increased by over 442 per cent...

Vedanta delisting: Vedanta promoters need 60 cr shares tendered on Friday to delist the company

MUMBAI: About 74 crore shares of Vedanta have been tendered by the public shareholders in the buyback offer made...

Ukraine battles forest fire near Chornobyl amid elevated radiation levels

Emergency teams in Ukraine on Monday continued battling a forest fire in the contaminated area around the Chornobyl nuclear...

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lockdown: Lockdown Day 8: Crackdown on gatherings gather pace, but troubles mount for people

New Delhi: With a sharp spike in the COVID-19 tally, authorities on Wednesday stepped up their crackdown against violations of the ongoing nationwide lockdown...

Reliance Jio & Facebook differ on key issues

Bengaluru | New Delhi: Facebook could find itself sparring with Reliance Jio in policy debates over how data is collected, stored and shared in...

PM chairs meet to review preparations for master plan for multi-modal connectivity to economic zones

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday chaired a meeting to review the preparations for the national master plan for providing multi-modal connectivity...
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French forces kill al-Qaeda’s North African commander

French forces have killed Abdelmalek Droukdel, the leader of al-Qaeda's North Africa affiliate, France's defence minister announced late Friday, in what would be a...

The Athletics Alliance is ready to force transparency in track and field

Sports·VideoChristian Taylor, triple jump champion and the president of the newly formed alliance, talks about the power of the athlete voice.Posted: Jul 16,...

Andre De Grasse finding ways to train during COVID-19 pandemic

Andre De Grasse's goal of winning Olympic gold is currently on hold due to the postponement of Tokyo 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but the...

Lewis Hamilton wins Hungarian Grand Prix to match Michael Schumacher’s F1 record

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix for the eighth time to equal Michael Schumacher's single-venue record and take the championship...

Trump says he’ll act soon to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok from US on security fears

President Donald Trump says he will take action as soon as Saturday to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok from the United States. Trump made the...

Michael Jordan’s 55-points till transcends Knicks-Bulls rivalry

He spent so many days and nights tormenting the Knicks. He spent so many springs hijacking the championship aspirations of New York City with...

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Teenage British activist stages climate protest on Arctic ice floe

Like many of her generation, Mya-Rose Craig feels strongly that adults have failed to take the urgent action needed to tackle global warming and so she has headed to the Arctic Ocean to protest. Armed with a placard reading "Youth...

Increased warming closing in on Paris climate agreement temperature limit, UN report finds

The world is getting closer to passing a temperature limit set by global leaders five years ago and may exceed it in the next...

OYO: Oyo terminates lease contracts for two Gurgaon offices

NEW DELHI/ BENGALURU: Oyo Hotels & Homes has terminated leases at two of its flagship corporate offices in Gurugram and is renegotiating the lease...

New VC fund Lumikai to seed home grown gaming studios, entrepreneurs

MUMBAI: When a former Morgan Stanley investment banker, who had early on in her career helped GDF Suez in a 7.8 billion pound acquisition,...

India set to take a Rs 40,000 crore blow on account of oil revenue loss

By Vrishti Beniwal and Debjit Chakraborty India’s 40-day lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus is curbing oil demand and reducing the government’s tax...

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After mixed messages from White House, Trump says ‘real test’ ahead in his COVID fight

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said from his hospital room on Saturday that he felt "much better" but the next few days will be "the...

Govt may defer levying import duty on display assembly for a year

New Delhi: The government is considering deferring the levy of import duty on display assembly till October 2021, a move when approved will provide...

Trump administration adds firearms to federal list of critical pandemic infrastructure

The Trump administration has added the firearms industry — gun shops included — to a federal list of critical infrastructure during the ongoing coronavirus...

PM CARES Fund received Rs 3,076 crore in 5 days from India, abroad

NEW DELHI: PM CARES Fund was started with an initial corpus of Rs 2.25 lakh and received over Rs 3,076 crore as contributions from...

Lockdown makes us even more vulnerable when the machine stops: Don Pittis

Yesterday morning, just as business meetings were getting underway and many classes in the U.S. were starting, the videoconferencing service Zoom stopped working. For...

epf withdrawal rules: Govt proposes to relax EPF withdrawal rules

The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her press briefing today made two major announcements with regards to members of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation...
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Music

US now has more coronavirus cases than any other country

The US now has more coronavirus cases than any other country. At least 82,404 Americans have been infected with COVID-19, a running count by Johns...

Post Malone sweeps Billboard Awards

Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John Legend gave a heartfelt...

Protests highlight growing U.S. unease over coronavirus lockdowns

The U.S. debate intensified over when to lift restrictions to control the coronavirus outbreak intensified on Monday, with protesters gathering in state capitals to...

White woman who called police on Black birder in NYC’s Central Park charged with filing false report

A white woman who called the police during a videotaped dispute with a Black man birdwatching in Central Park after he asked her to put...

Sport News

Survival of the fittest: Entrepreneurs improvise in bid to save companies during COVID crisis

Amid the economic destruction wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic, some Canadian entrepreneurs are switching gears to find new opportunities. "It's been crazy, I'm not gonna...

Amazon reveals nearly 20,000 employees have tested positive for COVID-19

Amazon said Thursday that nearly 20,000 of its workers have tested positive or been presumed positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. But...

Karnataka government extends stringent lockdown measures till April 21 midnight

BENGALURU: The Karnataka government on Sunday issued fresh orders to continue the stringent lockdown measures issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs till the...
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TikTok sees rising anti-China content in India on border dispute

BENGALURU: Anti-China hashtags, common on other social networks, have reached TikTok in India, following the killing of 20 Indian soldiers in a violent clash...

Radomir Antic, the only man to manage Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, has died

The former coach of some of Spain's top football clubs spent most of his coaching career in the country, winning the La Liga title...

stockmarket: 7 pharma cos in list of 8 largecaps which hit 52-week high in June

When going gets tough, the tough get going and how! As many as 10 largecap stocks have hit record highs in June so far...

IIT Patna: Flipkart and IIT Patna partner for industry focused research

Flipkart has partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna to create industry focused research. This partnership will help the two to create...

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Sebi bans Capital True Financial’s proprietor from acting as investment adviser

New Delhi: Market regulator Sebi on Friday barred Narendra Singh Tanwar, proprietor of Capital True Financial Services, from acting as an investment adviser (IA)...

Trump feels no need for crisis counsel from predecessors

WASHINGTON: President George W Bush turned to one of the world's most exclusive clubs for help raising money after an Indian Ocean tsunami killed...

Government proposes restrictions on foreign investment in pension funds

As India-China tensions simmer, the finance ministry has proposed limitations on foreign investment in pension funds while explicitly suggesting additional checks on Chinese investment....

Pharma stocks outlook: Expect pharma stocks to give 15% compounding returns over medium to long-term: Aditya Khemani

We are not positive but neutral when it comes to the construction or infrastructure space, said Fund Manager, MOAMC. Let us take stock of the...