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  • newGambhir: Want to be as aggressive as I can be
    Former India opener Gautam Gambhir loves the IPL, and the quality of cricket it produces, but doesn't want the franchise-based T20 league to become the pathway to the Indian team for youngsters. The Kolkata Knight Riders team mentor also asserted that the IPL has benefitted the Indian domestic cricketers.
    - 1 hour ago 20 May 24, 9:45pm -
  • new10 naxalites arrested in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district
    In a successful anti-Naxalite operation conducted by the state police and CRPF's elite CoBRA unit, ten Naxalites were taken into custody in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday.​​The joint operation was carried out by personnel from the District Reserve Guard, local police, and the 204th, 206th, and 208th battalions of the CoBRA unit in the forest near Duled village.
    - 1 hour ago 20 May 24, 9:43pm -
  • newKharge vs Adhir: Is Cong using its 'Ladaku Sipahi' in Bengal to put pressure on Mamata?
    - 2 hours ago 20 May 24, 9:21pm -
  • newHow Virat's advice helped Yash Dayal dismiss Dhoni
    Left-arm pacer Yash Dayal held his nerves to stop the Chennai Super Kings juggernaut, helping Royal Challengers Bengaluru snatch a win from the jaws of defeat and secure a spot in the playoffs of IPL 2024. RCB defeated CSK by 27 runs in front of a roaring, packed M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
    - 2 hours ago 20 May 24, 9:07pm -
  • newEPFO puts 25% increase in gratuity due to DA raise on hold
    7th Pay Commission DA Hike: EPFO had on April 30, 2024, announced a 25% increase in the maximum retirement benefit and death benefit, raising it from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 25 lakh. However, just a week later, on May 7, they released a circular putting the gratuity hike on hold.
    - 3 hours ago 20 May 24, 8:23pm -
  • newAirbus & SIDBI tie up to finance chopper purchase in India
    Airbus Helicopters and SIDBI signed a MoU for financing purchase of helicopters in India. GM Rahul Priyadarshi and Sunny Guglani led the agreement. Airbus will provide industry knowledge, and SIDBI will evaluate and finance prospects exclusively. The collaboration aims to make civil helicopters more accessible in India, positioning them as a critical tool for nation building.
    - 3 hours ago 20 May 24, 8:19pm -
  • new'Thanks to Raisi ...': Jaishankar on Chabahar Port deal
    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar highlighted the significance of the Chabahar Port agreement, emphasizing India's benefit and the broader connectivity shift. He credited the late Iranian leaders for finalizing the agreement and stressed 'Bharat first' in India's diplomacy, including strong punishment for terrorist attacks.
    - 3 hours ago 20 May 24, 8:12pm -
  • new'Jhansi ki rani': Kejriwal's special pitch for wife Sunita
    In a special praise for wife Sunita, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday described her as "Jhansi ki Rani' and commended her for taking charge of the Lok Sabha election campaign in his absence. "Today I have brought my wife also with me. She took charge of everything in my absence. When I was in jail, she used to come to meet me. I used to inquire about the well-being of my Delhiites through her and send my messages to you. She is like Jhansi ki Rani," Kejriwal said at a street corner…
    - 3 hours ago 20 May 24, 8:02pm -
  • newJ&K's Baramulla sees all-time highest voter turnout
    Voters flocked to polling stations, expressing their satisfaction with the improved security situation and the diminishing influence of separatist-sponsored boycott calls that had been prevalent for the past three decades. The voters saw this electoral exercise, the first major one in the Union Territory following the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019, as an opportunity to express their opinions on the developments in the region over the past five years.
    - 3 hours ago 20 May 24, 7:53pm -
  • newFrom oil to AI: How Middle East is becoming Silicon Valley's next frontier
    The US is using the tech industry's connections with Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds to strategically counterbalance China's influence. This initiative has led to a surge of Silicon Valley leaders and investors heading to the region. The Biden administration has played a key role in fostering these relationships, exemplified by a White House meeting with tech executives from Microsoft, Google, and OpenAI, alongside Tahnoun bin Zayed al Nahyan, the UAE’s national security adviser.
    - 3 hours ago 20 May 24, 7:39pm -
  • newED says Rs 7 cr foreign funding to AAP, party hits back
    - 4 hours ago 20 May 24, 7:17pm -
  • newDhoni's gesture brings smile on RCB player's face
    Dejection and frustration were clearly evident on Mahendra Singh Dhoni's face as he watched his team, Chennai Super Kings, get eliminated from IPL 2024 after a 27-run defeat against Royal Challengers Bengaluru at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday. Defending champions CSK needed to score over 201 to qualify for the playoffs and came tantalizingly close, with Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja launching a fierce assault toward the end.
    - 4 hours ago 20 May 24, 7:00pm -
  • newIndian Railways to supply 200 passenger coaches to Bangladesh
    Indian Railways to supply 200 passenger coaches to Bangladesh! The contract, valued at $111.26 million (approximately Rs 915 crore), was secured by RITES, the export arm of Indian Railways, through a competitive bidding process on a global scale.
    - 4 hours ago 20 May 24, 6:54pm -
  • new'England players not wrong in skipping IPL'
    Jos Buttler (Rajasthan Royals), Liam Livingstone (Punjab Kings), Will Jacks, and Reece Topley (Royal Challengers Bengaluru) earlier left the IPL to join the England squad ahead of the T20I series against Pakistan, beginning on May 22. Legendary Sunil Gavaskar and all-rounder Irfan Pathan recently came down heavily on England players for leaving the IPL early this season.
    - 4 hours ago 20 May 24, 6:52pm -
  • newWhy some Iranians are celebrating Raisi's death
    Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi died in a helicopter crash, sparking celebrations in Tehran with fireworks. His background included being labeled 'the Butcher of Tehran' for overseeing political prisoner executions. He enforced strict 'hijab and chastity law', leading to Mahsa Amini's detention and death. Legacy prompts mixed reactions. Some people seen on viral videos dancing and lighting fire crackers.
    - 4 hours ago 20 May 24, 6:51pm -
  • newIndian warships reach Manila as part of deployment to South China Sea
    Guided-missile destroyer INS Delhi, fleet tanker INS Shakti and anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kiltan, under the command of Eastern Fleet chief Rear Admiral Rajesh Dhankhar, docked at Manila on Sunday after similar goodwill visits to Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam in the region. The visit comes soon after India began deliveries of three anti-ship coastal batteries of the 290-km BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles to the Philippines last month.
    - 5 hours ago 20 May 24, 6:26pm -
  • newIndian students on edge as tense situation continues in Kyrgyzstan
    Indian students in Bishkek face violent attacks by locals, prompting increased security measures. Police prevent intrusion on campus. Security concerns persist despite efforts. Harish Rao and Dental Students Association call for govt intervention to ensure student safety.
    - 5 hours ago 20 May 24, 6:24pm -
  • newAdhir Chowdhury validated my 'Adani-Ambani' charge: PM
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday claimed that senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury validated his "Adani-Ambani" remark when he "admitted" he would not speak against Adani-Ambani if they send "tempo-loads of money".
    - 5 hours ago 20 May 24, 6:20pm -
  • new'J&K statehood restoration a solemn promise', says PM Modi
    Calling the restoration of Jammu & Kashmir's statehood a "solemn promise', Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an interview with the news agency PTI, said that his government has been "working very hard to create the right conditions" to revoke the Union Territory status. PM Modi also called the record turnout in Srinagar one of the "most gratifying things" he has witnessed in his tenure.
    - 5 hours ago 20 May 24, 5:54pm -
  • newAmid Rohit's accusation, Star Sports says...
    IPL broadcaster Star Sports denied airing the audio of any personal conversation involving Rohit Sharma after the Indian captain accused the channel of breaching his privacy despite his requests to stop the recording. Rohit on Sunday had accused the channel of airing a private conversation, but Star Sports denied the charge in a statement.
    - 5 hours ago 20 May 24, 5:34pm -
  • newWikiLeaks founder Assange wins bid to appeal US extradition ruling
    - 6 hours ago 20 May 24, 5:28pm -
  • newHIV-positive sex worker had over 200 clients, police issue warning
    Ohio-based sex worker, Linda Leccesse, an HIV-positive patient, engaged with over 200 clients despite knowing her illness. State officials issued a warning, urging anyone involved in 'risky business' with her to come forward for testing. Authorities reported the case, mentioning contacts from various states, including Florida.
    - 6 hours ago 20 May 24, 5:07pm -
  • newCheck latest gold loan interest rates from SBI, HDFC and more
    Gold loans offer quick funds with minimal paperwork, fair interest rates, and repayment options like bullet repayment, monthly EMI, and monthly interest repayment. Loan appraisal charges vary based on the loan amount. Indian residents aged 18-75 are eligible to apply. The loan approval process is swift, and funds are disbursed promptly. Interest rates range from 8.25% to 18%.
    - 6 hours ago 20 May 24, 5:04pm -
  • new'Suicidal attitude': Pope slams US conservatives
    Pope Francis criticizes anti-migrant policies, conservative US bishops, and discusses sexual abuse within the Catholic Church in a '60 Minutes' interview. He emphasizes a vision for a just world, global unity, and openness within the church, showcasing his role as a moral leader.
    - 6 hours ago 20 May 24, 4:47pm -
  • newChatGPT-maker’s CEO publicly apologised over this ‘staff exit rule’
    OpenAI CEO Sam Altman apologises for controversial equity clawback provision in exit paperwork, addressing resignations, outrage, and commitment to transparency in AI development.
    - 6 hours ago 20 May 24, 4:44pm -
  • new'Kangana Ranaut go back': Cong workers show black flags Mandi pick
    - 6 hours ago 20 May 24, 4:43pm -
  • newICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for Netanyahu, Sinwar
    The ICC is pursuing arrest warrants for Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, and others for war crimes in Gaza, including the October 7 attacks and the Gaza war. Charges include murder, rape, and targeting civilians. ICC Prosecutor Khan's application targets top leaders, marking a historic move against a US ally.
    - 6 hours ago 20 May 24, 4:39pm -
  • new'Historian claims to solve one of Mona Lisa’s great mysteries'
    The small town of Montegiove in central Italy is claiming boldly that it was the inspiration for the background of Leonardo da Vinci's iconic painting, the Mona Lisa. If this claim is proven, it would contribute a new dimension to the already rich history of one of the world's most famous artworks, as reported by CNN.
    - 7 hours ago 20 May 24, 4:29pm -
  • newFailed coup in Congo: 3 'CIA operatives' held in dramatic shootout
    - 7 hours ago 20 May 24, 4:23pm -
  • newIMD issues severe heat wave alert for Northwest India plains
    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a severe heatwave red alert for Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh, predicting heatwave conditions to persist over the next five days in Northwest India. Delhi also faces a red alert with temperatures ranging from 28 to 44°C. Heatwave warnings extend to several other regions, including Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Gujarat, Saurashtra, and Kutch.
    - 7 hours ago 20 May 24, 4:09pm -
  • newIs Ukraine heading for a defeat against Russia?
    Intensified battles near Kharkiv as Russia claws back terrain. Despite gains, experts doubt Russian breakthrough due to coordination issues. Ukrainian troops, backed by US weapons, limit advances. Delayed $60B military aid weakens defenses. No peace talks; potential for more bombing as Russian artillery nears.
    - 7 hours ago 20 May 24, 3:55pm -
  • new18 dead as pick-up vehicle overturns in Chhattisgarh
    - 7 hours ago 20 May 24, 3:50pm -
  • newDid Slovakian predict assassination attempt on his life?
    Slovak PM Fico safe after assassination attempt, in intensive care. Deputy PM hints at broader conspiracy. Suspect's internet communications deleted post-attack, implying group involvement. Security forces emphasize attack's democracy impact. President-elect and outgoing president call for unity among political leaders.
    - 8 hours ago 20 May 24, 3:11pm -
  • newTCS COO Subramaniam retires; CEO tells why firm not hiring new
    TCS' COO N Ganapathy Subramaniam retires after 40 years, no replacement planned, duties to be redistributed by CEO K Krithivasan. Krithivasan values NGS's client centricity and TCS culture. Krithivasan emails employees thanking NGS for his contributions. Retirement announced during TCS fourth quarter earnings call and in stock exchange filing.
    - 9 hours ago 20 May 24, 2:04pm -
  • newBengaluru couple's wild lap ride on bike goes viral: What Police did
    A couple from Bengaluru was caught performing dangerous motorcycle stunts in a unique fashion, risking their lives and other motorists, in a viral video that highlights safety concerns on Indian roads. They were not following traffic regulations, riding without helmets, and were arrested by the Hebbal Traffic Police after the motorcycle was impounded.
    - 10 hours ago 20 May 24, 1:22pm -
  • new'FLiRT': West Bengal records 36 cases of newest Covid variant
    Thirty-six samples tested positive for the KP.2 variant, an Omicron offshoot, driving Covid cases. KP.2 replaces JN.1, found in 50% of samples, mainly from Kolkata. Belonging to the FLiRT group, KP.2 shows convergent evolution, causing mild symptoms.
    - 14 hours ago 20 May 24, 9:12am -
  • new'Very worried about AI taking lots of…,' says ‘Godfather of AI’
    Geoffrey Hinton, the 'godfather of AI,' warns about job loss due to AI and calls for universal basic income. He also highlights concerns about AI chatbots, extinction-level threats, and the military's use of AI. Additionally, he discusses the risks of large language models, autonomous decision-making, and the threat of AI takeover.
    - 15 hours ago 20 May 24, 7:43am -
  • new‘Little Europe’ clings to last vestiges of its heritage
    - 16 hours ago 20 May 24, 7:33am -
  • new179 survive midair blaze on AI plane; how it happened
    An Air India Express plane, IX-1132, flying from Pune to Kochi faced a fire scare after taking off from Bengaluru stopover, leading to an emergency evacuation of 179 passengers. The incident stranded passengers in the Karnataka capital for nearly 13 hours with six crew members on board. This marked Air India's second recent fire scare.
    - 23 hours ago 20 May 24, 12:33am -

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  • newSaudi Arabia’s 88-year-old King Salman diagnosed with lung infection
    Saudi Arabia’s 88-year-old King Salman is undergoing antibiotic treatment for a lung infection. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman postponed his Japan trip due to the king’s health concerns. The crown prince manages daily affairs and has been engaging in significant diplomatic efforts, including discussions with the US and meetings with regional leaders.
    - 12 hours ago 20 May 24, 10:50am -
  • newThis small cap mutual fund turns monthly investment of Rs 20,000 to Rs 1 crore in 10 years
    ETMutualFunds analysis reveals Quant Small Cap Fund's remarkable feat: turning a monthly SIP of Rs 20,000 into Rs 1 crore over a decade, boasting an impressive XIRR of 27.24%. Managed by Ankit Pande, Vasav Sahgal, and Sanjeev Sharma, the fund allocates predominantly to small caps.
    - 12 hours ago 20 May 24, 10:42am -
  • newSilver bullet for your investment woes! 11% returns in May outclass gold, Sensex, Bitcoin
    Silver shines amid market volatility, outpacing gold, Sensex, and Bitcoin. Industrial demand, Fed rate cut hopes fuel rally. Analysts bullish. Corrections possible, strategic buying advised.
    - 13 hours ago 20 May 24, 10:26am -
  • newIran President Ebrahim Raisi dead: Who is Mohammad Mokhber, Iran's new president?
    Iran New President: Mohammad Mokhber, 68, is Iran's interim president following Ebrahim Raisi's death in a helicopter crash. He leads a council to organize a new presidential election within 50 days. Mokhber, close to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, was vice president since 2021 and previously headed Setad, an investment fund. He has been involved in significant diplomatic and military dealings with Russia.
    - 13 hours ago 20 May 24, 10:05am -
  • newSP Group arm Goswami Infra sweetens bond deal
    Shapoorji Pallonji Group offers ₹400 crore more to Goswami Infratech bondholders to extend deadline for meeting covenants on ₹14,300 crore borrowings. The company seeks a 4-month window to sell assets, ensure payment of ₹1,400 crore interest at 18.75% by September 30, 2024.
    - 14 hours ago 20 May 24, 9:00am -
  • Who is Ebrahim Raisi, Iran's president whose helicopter suffered a 'hard landing' in foggy weather?
    Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, considered a hard-liner and a potential successor to the supreme leader, died in a helicopter crash in a mountainous northwestern region, Iranian media reported. Raisi, who previously ran Iran's judiciary and faced U.S. sanctions over his role in the 1988 mass executions, became president in 2021 in an election with historically low turnout. As president, he supported Iran's uranium enrichment and aggressive foreign policy, including attacks on Israel.
    - 1 day ago 19 May 24, 9:44pm -
  • America's first Black astronaut candidate finally goes to space 60 years later on Bezos rocket
    Ed Dwight was an Air Force pilot when President John F. Kennedy championed him as a candidate for NASA's early astronaut corps. But he wasn't picked for the 1963 class. Dwight, now 90, went through a few minutes of weightlessness with five other passengers aboard the Blue Origin capsule as it skimmed space on a roughly 10-minute flight. He called it "a life changing experience."
    - 1 day ago 19 May 24, 9:28pm -
  • From Tokyo to New York, stock markets are on a record-hitting spree around the world
    Equity markets worldwide are experiencing highs. In the US, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 indexes hit records this week, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 40,000 for the first time ever. Meanwhile, the biggest bourses in Europe, Canada, Brazil, India, Japan and Australia are currently at or near their peaks.
    - 1 day ago 19 May 24, 5:57pm -
  • Unconventional market signals: Unveiling special opportunities in investing for superior returns
    ​​By embracing a more nuanced approach to investing and staying vigilant for special situations, retail investors can position themselves to capitalize on opportunities that often get overlooked. By understanding and capitalizing on special opportunities such as demergers or spinoffs, holding company discounts, and promoter buying, investors can generate superior returns as these strategies have a positive historical track record.
    - 1 day ago 19 May 24, 3:56pm -
  • Is the stock market closed tomorrow for Mumbai elections?
    Stock Market Holiday:Equity markets will be closed for Mumbai elections. Special trading session on March 2, 2024. Nifty 50 and BSE Sensex performance. Top gainers and losers. The Multi-Commodity Exchange (MCX) will remain closed for the morning session but will be open for the evening session. Apart from Mumbai Elections (May 20), in 2024, the markets will be shut for Bakri Id (June 17), Muharram (July 17), Independence Day (August 15), Mahatma Gandhi (October 2), Diwali (November 1), Gurunana…
    - 1 day ago 19 May 24, 3:04pm -
  • TikTok parent seeks to fast-track suit over US divest-or-ban law
    ByteDance Ltd. and TikTok challenge US law in appeals court to avoid irreparable harm from potential ban, citing national security concerns about Chinese government accessing user data and influencing US citizens. The legal battle could reach the US Supreme Court, with TikTok urging an expedited decision by Dec. 6.
    - 2 days ago 19 May 24, 12:01am -
  • Biden's China tariffs are the end of an era for cheap Chinese goods
    Biden's decision this past week to codify and escalate tariffs imposed by Trump made clear that the United States has closed out a decades-long era that embraced trade with China and prized the gains of lower-cost products over the loss of geographically concentrated manufacturing jobs. A single tariff rate embodies that closure: a 100% tax on Chinese electric vehicles, which start at less than $10,000 each and have surged into showrooms around the world but have struggled to crack government ba…
    - 2 days ago 18 May 24, 1:47pm -
  • 30% of global GDP growth will come from India between 2035-2040: Amitabh Kant
    Amitabh Kant, India's G20 Sherpa and former Niti Aayog chief, praised India's structural reforms, noting that they have elevated the country from the "fragile 5" to the "top 5," resulting in a growth rate of approximately 8.4% over the last three quarters. Kant highlighted analysts' projections that foresee India contributing 30% to global GDP growth between 2035-2040.
    - 2 days ago 18 May 24, 1:22pm -
  • India's consumer market likely to double by 2031: FM Nirmala Sitharaman
    During the CII Annual Business Summit 2024, the Finance Minister projected that India's consumer market would double by 2031 and anticipated a significant 18% contribution to global growth in the next five years.
    - 4 days ago 17 May 24, 11:02am -
  • UN upgrades India's 2024 growth forecast to 6.9%
    The World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2024, released Thursday, said, "India's economy is forecast to expand by 6.9 per cent in 2024 and 6.6 per cent in 2025, mainly driven by strong public investment and resilient private consumption. Although subdued external demand will continue to weigh on merchandise export growth, pharmaceuticals and chemicals exports are expected to expand strongly."
    - 4 days ago 17 May 24, 9:29am -

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