Monday, May 16, 2022Indices snap out of 6-day losing streak, Sensex gains 180 points

The benchmark equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) snapped out of a six-session losing streak and ended over 0.3 per cent higher on Monday led by financial stocks.

The S&P BSE Sensex rose 180.22 points (0.34 per cent) to end at 52,973.84 and the Nifty 50 climbed 60.15 points (0.38 per cent) to settle at 15,842.30. Both the indices had opened on a positive note earlier in


Monday, May 16, 2022Former PM Imran Khan’s security beefed up after “assassination plot” claims

The Pakistan government on Monday beefed up security for former Prime Minister Imran Khan, two days after he claimed that there was a plot to assassinate him, according to a media report.

Khan claimed on Saturday that a “conspiracy” to assassinate him was being hatched in Pakistan and abroad, warning that if anything happens to him, the people will come to know about the perpetrators through a


Monday, May 16, 2022Gold, Silver Prices Today: Gold slips Rs 98/10 gm, silver gains Rs 577/kg

Gold prices opened a tad lower while that of silver rose sharply in the key spot markets of the country on Monday, May 16, 2022.

The opening price for 999 purity gold was Rs 50,367 per 10 grams, down Rs 98 from Friday’s closing price of Rs 50,465, while that of 999 purity silver was Rs 59,683 per kg, up Rs 577 from Rs 59,106.

On the Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX), the gold contract


Monday, May 16, 2022Rome champion Novak Djokovic delights in ‘sunshine double’

Novak Djokovic said his seven-year-old son Stefan had won his first tournament on the same day the Serb lifted his first crown in more than six months at the Italian Open, describing their success as a “sunshine double”.

Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-0 7-6(5) to triumph in Rome on Sunday, ensuring a perfect week for the world number one before the French Open starting on May 22, but the 2


Monday, May 16, 2022BJP govt destroyed economy: Rahul

Jaipur, May 16: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of destroying the country's economy, which was "strengthened" by the former UPA government.

At a rally in Rajasthan's Banswara district, he also charged that the BJP and Prime Minister Modi want to create two Hindustans, with one for the rich and select two-three industrialists and the other of Dalits,


Monday, May 16, 2022‘Dadagiri, gundagardi is not okay’: Kejriwal hits back at MCD over demolition drive

Targeting the anti-encroachment drives held by the BJP-led MCD in the Capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday said the civic body was planning to run bulldozers over 63 lakh people in the city, making it the “biggest demolition in Independent India”. Kejriwal said he had told legislators from his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to stand by the people, and protest them against this “gundagardi”


Monday, May 16, 2022President Kovind arrives in Jamaica; to hold talks with Governor-General and Prime Minister

Kingston, May 16: President Ram Nath Kovind has arrived in Jamaica for a state visit, the first by any Indian President to the Caribbean country, during which he will hold talks with his counterpart Governor-General Patrick Allen and Prime Minister Andrew Holness on the entire gamut of the multifaceted relationship between the two countries.

President Kovind accompanied by his wife Savita Kovi


Monday, May 16, 2022Ukraine says Russia strikes at Donetsk sites

Paris, May 16: French carmaker Renault says it is selling its Russian branch to Moscow City and its stake in Russian company Avtovaz to a local state-owned institute.

Renault said Monday its board of directors approved the deal to sell its 67.69% stake in Avtovaz, the company making Lada, to NAMI, the scientific research automobile and automotive engine institute of the Russian Federation.


Monday, May 16, 2022Our top-order should set up games for us: Rahul

Mumbai, May 16: Lucknow Super Giants skipper K L Rahul wants his top-order batters to up their game following their second consecutive loss in the Indian Premier League.

The 24-run loss to Rajasthan Royals on Sunday was LSG's first back-to-back defeat in the competition, denting their chances of finishing in the top-two.

They need to win their remaining game against Kolkata Knight Riders on


Monday, May 16, 2022India reports 2,202 Covid cases, 27 deaths

New Delhi, May 16: India on Monday logged 2,202 fresh Covid cases, a decline against the 2,487 infections reported the previous day, the Union Health Ministry said.

In the same period, there were 27 new fatalities which took the nationwide death toll to 5,24,241.

The active caseload has also marginally declined to 17,317 cases, accounting for 0.04 per cent of the country's total positive ca


Sunday, May 15, 2022Reliance Industries is top Indian company in Forbes Global 2000 list

New Delhi: On the Forbes Global 2000 list, Reliance climbed two spots to No. 53 among all public companies worldwide and ranked first among Indian companies.
Earlier this year, Forbes estimated Mukesh Ambani's net worth to be $90.7 billion, landing him at No.10 on this year's Billionaires list.
The State Bank of India (SBI) landed in the No. 2 spot on the list of India's largest companies. Pri


Saturday, May 14, 2022 South-west monsoon, considered as the lifeline of India's agri-based economy, is likely to bring first showers to Kerala by May 27

NEW DELHI: South-west monsoon, considered as the lifeline of India's agri-based economy, is likely to bring first showers to Kerala by May 27, five days earlier than the normal onset date, the weather office announced on Friday.

"This year, the onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala is likely to be earlier than the normal date of onset. The monsoon onset over Kerala is likely to be on May 27 w


Saturday, May 14, 2022India bans wheat exports with immediate effect

NEW DELHI: India has banned wheat exports with immediate effect as part of measures to control rising domestic prices, according to official notification.

However, the export shipments for which irrevocable letters of credit have been issued on or before the date of this notification will be allowed, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade said in a notification dated May 13.

"The export p


Friday, May 13, 2022Pat cummins to miss remainder of IPL due to hip injury

Australia test captain Pat Cummins has been ruled out of the remainder of the Kolkata Knight Riders’ Indian Premier League campaign due to a minor hip injury.

Following the match against Mumbai Indians in Tuesday, Cummins, who bagged 3-22, underwent an MRI on his right hip.

“I had an amazing time in India, and I would like to thank KKR for taking care of my family and me. I wish all the tea


Friday, May 13, 2022Elon Musk says $44-billion Twitter deal temporarily on hold

Elon Musk said on Friday his $44-billion deal for Twitter Inc was temporarily on hold, citing pending details on spam and fake accounts.
“Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users,” Musk said in a tweet.

Shares of the social media company fell 20% in premarket trading. Twitter did not immediately r


Friday, May 13, 2022Delhi, Mumbai will be 5 deg C warmer in 2080-99 period: Greenpeace India

New Delhi, May 13: Delhi and Mumbai's mean annual temperature will be five degrees Celsius higher in the 2080-99 period as compared to the 1995-2014 period if global CO2 emissions double by 2050, according to Greenpeace India's new heatwave projections based on Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change's sixth assessment report.

The national capital's annual maximum temperature (the median of


Friday, May 13, 2022IPL 2022: In the coming time, I hope he plays for India, performs well, says Umran Malik's father

New Delhi, May 13: In the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), young Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Umran Malik has been one of the standout stars, bowling the fastest deliveries with his raw pace and earning praise from all quarters, with some experts calling for him to be fast-tracked into the India men's side.

In his second season of featuring in the IPL after making heads turn in


Thursday, May 12, 2022Chhattisgarh Ranji team captain booked in cheating case

An offence has been registered against the captain of Chhattisgarh’s Ranji Trophy team for allegedly getting a job in the office of principal accountant general audit in Raipur by submitting bogus documents, police said on Thursday.

The Vidhan Sabha police have registered a case against Harpreet Singh Bhatia (31), a resident of Balod district, for allegedly getting the job of auditor/accountan


Thursday, May 12, 2022Sensex crashes 1,158 points, Nifty holds 15,800-mark on weak global cues

Extending their losses for the fifth consecutive session, the frontline equity indices on the BSE and National Stock Exchange (NSE) ended over 2 per cent lower on Thursday tracking the weakness in the global market.

the S&P BSE Sensex crashed 1,158.08 points (2.14 per cent) to settle at 52,930.31, while the Nifty 50 ended at 15,808.00, down 359.10 points (2.22 per cent). Both the indices had o


Thursday, May 12, 2022‘All the work on batting is making a difference’: R Ashwin pleased with maiden T20 fifty

Playing his 104th innings in his 277th Twenty20 match, Ravichandran Ashwin scored his maiden half-century in the format for Rajasthan Royals against Delhi Capitals at DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Wednesday. After the game, Ashwin said it was pleasing to see that the work he had done on his batting was coming good.

Before the start of Indian Premier League 2022, Ashwin had an average of 1


Thursday, May 12, 2022Rajiv Kumar appointed next CEC, to assume charge on May 15

New Delhi, May 12: Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar was on Thursday appointed as the next chief election commissioner.

He will assume charge on May 15 after incumbent Sushil Chandra demits office on May 14, a notification issued by the Law Ministry said.

Putting the notification in public domain, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju extended his best wishes to Kumar.


Thursday, May 12, 2022Kim Jong Un calls for 'maximum emergency' measures following 1st Covid-19 case

Pyongyang, May 12: North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un on Thursday urged the people to implement "maximum emergency" prevention measures after the first-ever Covid-19 case in more than two years was confirmed, the official Korean Central News Agency reported.

According to the report, Kim told an emergency politburo meeting that "the goal was to eliminate the root within the shortest period of tim


Thursday, May 12, 2022Honey-trapped IAF jawan held for espionage

New Delhi, May 12: The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has arrested an Indian Air Force jawan for allegedly leaking sensitive information to a woman, officials said on Thursday.

The Jawan, identified as Devendra Sharma, was working as an Airman with the Indian Air Force in Delhi.

Crime Branch sources said the accused Sharma was first honey-trapped by a woman and later asked to share secret inf


Thursday, May 12, 2022Google releases 2nd Android 13 Beta with thrust on user privacy

New Delhi, May 12: Google has released the second Beta of its Android 13 operating system that offers a slew of new features and user controls, along with updates to privacy and security.

At its Google's I/O developer conference, the company said that in Android 13, "we're giving you more control over what personal information you share and more detailed control over what files your apps can a


Thursday, May 12, 2022India logs 2,827 new COVID cases, 24 deaths

New Delhi, May 12: With 2,827 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India's tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 4,31,13,413, while the active cases dipped to 19,067, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

The death toll climbed to 5,24,181 with 24 fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections,


Wednesday, May 11, 2022SC puts sedition law on hold, no new FIRs to be lodged till review is complete

New Delhi, May 11: The Supreme Court on Wednesday put on hold the colonial-era penal provision of sedition and asked the Centre and state governments to refrain from registering any FIRs under the sedition provision, Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, till review of the law by Centre is complete.
On Tuesday, the top court had sought the Centre's response on putting the law in abeyance in the


Wednesday, May 11, 2022India logs 2,897 Covid cases in last 24 hrs, 54 deaths

New Delhi, May 11: India on Wednesday registered a rise in fresh Covid-19 cases at 2,897, against previous day's 2,288, the Union Health Ministry said.
In the same period, 54 Covid fatalities were reported taking the nationwide toll to 5,24,157.
The active caseload presently stands at 19,494 cases, accounting for 0.05 per cent of the total positive cases.
With the recovery of 2,986 patients in


Wednesday, May 11, 2022India-China relations will 'remain strained', says US Intelligence community

The ties between India and China will "remain strained" in the wake of the "lethal clash" in 2020, the US intelligence community has told lawmakers as it also expressed concerns over any potential crisis between India and Pakistan.
In its annual threat assessment presented before the Senate Armed Services Committee during a Congressional hearing on Tuesday, the US intelligence community said the