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Digital gold firm SafeGold plans metal leasing for India's jewellers

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India a 'star' among EM economies with 7.3% growth in FY23, says S&P

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S&P Global Ratings on Thursday said rising rates and increased European energy insecurity are hitting growth in almost every country, but India with an estimated 7.3 per cent growth this fiscal, would be the 'star' among emerging market economies. In a report, S&P said global macro performance over the next few quarters points towards growth slowdown with tightening financial conditions amid rate hikes by central banks. Most leading and sentiment indicators are pointing toward slower growth as well. Growth eased in the second quarter across emerging markets as inflation reduced real household income, business confidence deteriorated, and the external environment became more complicated, it said. Emerging-market central banks have been ahead of their advanced-country counterparts in hiking policy rates, and in Latin America they are now near the end of their tightening cycles. Elsewhere, core inflation continues to rise, suggesting there is more work to do. Large recent hikes ....
                 

Govt hikes Q3 interest rates on some small savings schemes by up to 30 bps

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Productivity 'hyper focus' hurting employees, causing attrition: Report

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Govt lowers borrowing target for FY23; to borrow Rs 5.92 trn in H2

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Sterling volatile as PM Truss defends tax-cutting plan, euro drops

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A shift towards indigenisation: 'Make in India' fortifies defence spending

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Marriott expects to have around 200 properties in India by 2025: Official

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Global hospitality chain Marriott expects to have around 200 properties in India by 2025 tapping on the growth in smaller cities in the country, Marriott Hotels India - Area Vice-President South Asia, Ranju Alex said on Thursday. There is a huge amount of growth in Tier II and Tier III cities in India, which has not been seen earlier, she said while addressing at the Hoteliers' Conclave 2022. On being asked about the company's expansion plans in India, Alex said, "As of now, we are currently at 141 hotels -- 106 managed and 35 franchises. As we speak, we have 67 hotels which are in the pipeline in different stages of being built. We are easily looking at 200 hotels by 2025." She further said, "In actual reality terms, we open anywhere around 15 to 20 hotels every single year" but there was a surge in the signings of hotels during the pandemic and "that will manifest itself around the 2025-26 period". "We signed the maximum number of hotels during Covid. Somewhere in the owner .....
                 

BBC World Service proposes scrapping 382 posts in digital-only push

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Amazon partners with govt to provide jobs to people with disabilities

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Nitish upset over row triggered by woman IAS officer; hints at action

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday hinted that action may be taken against senior woman IAS officer Harjot Kaur Bumrah whose indiscretion during a recent interaction with school girls has caused a major embarrassment for his government. The officer has, meanwhile, issued a signed statement expressing regret over the controversy that arose after a purported video footage of the September 27 function went viral on social media. Kumar, who was approached by journalists with queries about the National Commission for Women (NCW) slapping a notice on Bumrah, said, "Orders are in place to inquire into the issue which I learnt about through newspapers. We are committed to providing all assistance to the state's women. If the IAS officer's behaviour is found to be against that spirit, action will be taken." Bumrah is an Additional Chief Secretary rank officer who also heads the state's women's and child development commission. At a state-level workshop organised in collaboration..
                 

Oil prices rise towards $90 as OPEC-plus considers output cut

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Rupee closes marginally higher against US dollar, RBI intervention seen

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SoftBank cuts about 150 staff globally, including at Vision Fund: Report

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Adani Enterprises secures funds to build Ganga Expressway at Rs 23,000 cr

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Relief for automakers as govt defers six airbags rule to Oct 2023

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BJP leader Subramanian Swamy meets Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa brothers

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Senior BJP leader Dr Subramanian Swamy on Thursday met Gotabaya Rajapaksa here, becoming the first foreign visitor to call on the ousted Sri Lankan president, following his return to Colombo after fleeing the country amidst unprecedented protests against his government's mishandling of the island nation's economy. Swamy, a close friend of the Rajapaksa family who is in Sri Lanka to attend a conference of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University on national security, also met with Gotabaya's brother Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday evening and attended the Navratri pooja at his residence, sources said on Thursday. "Swamy, a close friend of the Rajapaksa brothers attended the Navaratri pooja held at Mahinda Rajapaksa's official residence last night before calling on Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning," sources said. Swamy has become the first foreign visitor to call on Gotabaya since he returned early this month after his self-imposed exile after facing a violent nationwide prote..
                 

T20 World Cup: Jasprit Bumrah ruled out with stress fracture issue

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Need a better reason to come to office, 80% of Indian employees say: Report

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Kerala HC asks PFI to deposit Rs 5.20 crore for damage caused during bandh

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Centre extends deadline for mandatory six airbags in cars to Oct 1, 2023

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Reliance's retail unit launches its first in-house fashion store Azorte

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Delhi International Airport becomes 5G network-compliant: GMR group

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GMR group-run Delhi Airport on Thursday said it has made its facility compliant for 5G network, which the passengers can avail once these services are rolled out by the Telecom Service Providers (TSPs). Most airports at present provide wireless service primarily through Wi-Fi to passengers. Wi-Fi relies on the unlicensed spectrum which is free for anyone to use, as per the Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL). With the rise in passenger footfall, the airports have witnessed a rise in demand for more bandwidth and faster speed for using gadgets like smartphones and laptops, among others. Airlines and other airport stakeholders are also seeking fast, seamless and secure connectivity for their essential technologies to meet the demand, DIAL said, adding with 5G network passengers will be able to enjoy a 20 times faster data speed over the available Wi-Fi system, it said. Such a network would allow them quicker downloads, zero buffering during streaming and seamless execution of .....
                 

Consider festive offers that lower your cost of house acquisition

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9 in 10 Indian leaders question employees' productivity in hybrid work

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People trapped, hospital damaged after hurricane Ian swamps SW Florida

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Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in southwest Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, damaging the roof of a hospital intensive care unit and knocking out power to 2 million people before aiming for the Atlantic Coast. One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the United States barreled across the Florida peninsula overnight Wednesday, threatening catastrophic flooding inland, the National Hurricane Center warned. The center's 2 a.m. advisory said Ian was expected to emerge over Atlantic waters later on Thursday, with flooding rains continuing across central and northern Florida. In Port Charlotte, along Florida's Gulf Coast, the storm surge flooded a lower-level emergency room in a hospital even as fierce winds ripped away part of the roof from its intensive care unit, according to a doctor who works there. Water gushed down onto the ICU, forcing staff to evacuate the hospital's sickest patients -- some of whom were on ventilators to other floors, said Dr. Birgit Bod..
                 

Microsoft to discontinue support for SwiftKey on iOS devices from October 5

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SC to hear pleas against TN, Maha's bull-taming sport Jallikattu on Nov 22

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The Supreme Court on Thursday said it would hear on November 22 a batch of pleas challenging Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra laws allowing bull-taming sport 'Jallikattu' and bullock cart races. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice K M Joseph was told by senior advocate Anand Grover, appearing for the petitioners, that the amendments with respect to Jallikattu are unconstitutional. The bench, also comprising Justices Ajay Rastogi, Aniruddha Bose, Hrishikesh Roy and C T Ravikumar, said it would take up the matter in November. The top court had earlier said that the petitions challenging the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Act, 2017, needed to be decided by a larger bench since they involved substantial questions relating to interpretation of the Constitution. The bench framed five questions to be adjudicated upon by the larger bench. The petitions, including one filed by animal rights body PETA, have challenged the state law that allowed the bull-tami..
                 

Wicket was tricky, it was nice to play a game like that: Rohit Sharma

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Skipper Rohit Sharma said the Indian team got to "learn a lot" while chasing a meagre target on a "tricky track" in the series-opener against South Africa. Suryakumar Yadav's unbeaten 50 off 33 balls got India over the line despite KL Rahul's struggles on a track where South Africa were left tottering at 9/5 at the start of the game on Wednesday. "The wicket was tricky. You learn a lot playing such a game. You understand what the team needs to do in tough conditions. It was nice to play a game like that," Rohit said at the post-match presentation ceremony. "We knew the bowlers will get something seeing grass on the pitch, but we didn't expected help for the full 20 overs." Rohit admitted that the pitch was a bit damp and that kept South Africa in the hunt despite a paltry score of 106/8. "It was damp. Both teams were in the contest and the team that played better won the game. We started well, got five wickets in quick time and that was the turning point. It was a perfect showcase..
                 

NIT Hamirpur signs MoU with IIT Mandi for research, academic workshops

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National Institute of Technology (NIT), Hamirpur, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mandi, for research-related activities, academic workshops and scientific conferences. IIT-Mandi Director Prof Laxmidhar Behera and NIT-Hamirpur Director Prof Hiralal Murlidhar Suryawanshi signed the MoU here on Wednesday evening. NIT-Hamirpur Registrar Prof Vinod Kumar said the agreement would allow undergraduate and postgraduate students of both the institutes to carry out their studies and research work in joint consultation with the two faculties. The faculty will also be able to share their academic knowledge and jointly publish research papers, he said. This agreement will enhance the quality of students at the two institutes. On the occasion, Prof Behera addressed the students and apprised them about the ongoing research in robotics and drone technologies at IIT-Mandi...
                 

Around 500 shop owners near Taj Mahal fear shutdown after SC order

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With the Supreme Court's order to immediately stop all commercial activities within the 500-meter periphery of the Taj Mahal, the shop owners in this area are uncertain about the future of their businesses. There are about 500 odd restaurants, emporiums, budget hotels, cafes and other business outlets in the area that might be affected by the court order. The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Agra Development Authority (ADA) to prohibit commercial activities within the 500-meter periphery of the Taj Mahal. Talking to PTI, Charchit Gaur, vice chairman of ADA said, "We have begun the survey processing of the businesses and after the completion of the survey we will identify the businesses and act accordingly to the order of the Supreme Court." The apex court's order was in response to the application by the 71 shopkeepers, who had alleged that they were removed from near the western gate in the year 1993, whereas other commercial activities continued. On Wednesday, locals and .....
                 

Depleting forex reserves making India vulnerable? Not really, say experts

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Hurricane Ian one of strongest storms to make landfall in Florida, US

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Oil prices drop again after rebound as dollar strengthens, demand weakens

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LIC, Nykaa, Tata Motors: Are these buzzing stocks bottoming out?

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TotalEnergies shuts France's largest refinery over wage demand strikes

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Housing sales up by 49% in July-Sept across 8 major cities: Report

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IOCL signs pacts with Petrobras, Ecopetrol for crude oil supplies: Report

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Sun Pharma extends rally, surges 7% in two days; now trades at 5-month high

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Following ban, Mangaluru city police seals 12 offices of PFI, associates

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Suryakumar Yadav becomes India's leading T20I run-scorer in a calendar year

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Aamer Jamal leads Pakistan to a six-run win against England in 5th T20

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Captain Moeen Ali's fighting unbeaten half century went in vain as Pakistan successfully defended a below-par total to beat England by six runs in the fifth Twenty20. Needing 15 runs off the last over, Ali could hit just one six off debutant fast bowler Aamer Jamal to reach his fifty before England got restricted at 139-7. Mark Wood's pace had earlier dismantled Pakistan for 145 in 19 overs in the lowest total so far of the series, which Pakistan now leads 3-2. David Willey and Sam Curran both grabbed 2-23. It was the second time in a row that England slipped while chasing a below-par total in the seven-match series. They lost the fourth T20 at Karachi by three runs when Pakistan chipped in with the last three wickets for just one run. Ali made an unbeaten 51 off 37 balls, but Pakistan strangled England through spinners Iftikhar Ahmed (1-16) and Shadab Khan (1-25) in the middle overs and the run-rate kept on climbing. Today was the most disappointing performance with the bat for s..
                 

IT giant HCL acquires majority stake in vernacular edtech platform GUVI

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Moeen Ali praises Pakistan's Aamer Jamal for his superb death-over bowling

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Rupee trade: Understanding difference between Nostro and Vostro accounts

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Gold prices retreat on bolstered dollar, prospect of more Fed hikes

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Myanmar's ex-leader Suu Kyi convicted again, gets sentence of 3 years

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A court in military-ruled Myanmar convicted former leader Aung San Suu Kyi in another criminal case Thursday and sentenced Australian economist Sean Turnell to three years in prison for violating an official secrets law, a legal official said. Suu Kyi received a three-year sentence after being tried and convicted with Turnell under the secrets act, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to release information about the case. Three members of Suu Kyi's Cabinet were also found guilty, each also receiving sentences of three years in prison. Turnell, an associate professor in economics at Sydney's Macquarie University, had served as an adviser to Suu Kyi, who was detained when her elected government was ousted by the army in 2021. He was arrested five days later while waiting for a car to take him to the airport. The exact details of the offense have not been made public, though state television said last year that Turnell had access to secr..
                 

Hostilities, deepening health crisis worsen civilian situation in Syria: UN

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133 injured in protests as Iraq's Parliament reconvenes after two months

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Kerala govt initiates implementation of Centre's ban on PFI, affiliates

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Close on the heels of the Central government declaring the Popular Front of India (PFI) as a banned organisation, the Kerala government has initiated steps to implement the order by empowering the district administration and police to take action against the outlawed outfit's activities. The Home Department of the state government on Wednesday issued an order stating that since PFI, its associates, affiliates and fronts have been declared as unlawful associations under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the powers which the state government can exercise have been delegated to the respective District Magistrates (DMs) and Police Superintendents (SPs). The DMs and SPs, in their respective jurisdictions, would be exercising powers under Sections 7 (power to prohibit the use of funds of an unlawful association and 8 (power to notify places used for the purpose of an unlawful association) of UAPA, the state government order said. The Union government on Wednesday had banned the PF..
                 

India signs deal with Armenia for export of missiles, weapon systems

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Indian-American Uber Eats delivery person stabbed by career criminal in US

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An Indian-American Uber Eats delivery person has been stabbed several times in an attack in the US by a career criminal with more than 100 arrests on his rap sheet, according to a media report. Bharatbhai Patel was stabbed on the Lower East Side, New York on Tuesday by the ex-con described by police as a "super perp", The New York Post reported. The Uber Eats delivery man told The Post on Tuesday that the man stabbed him on the Lower East Side without saying a word and bystanders did nothing. Nobody helped, Patel told The Post. He killed me here, here, here and here, Patel said, referring to the career-criminal suspect and pointing to his wounds. He asked nothing. Not, I need money.' Nothing, the report added. Maybe they need money or something for my bike, he said. But the guy asked me nothing. Patel said he saw around three people near him during the 3 am attack who did nothing to help leaving him to call 911 himself, the report added. He speculated that the people may have..
                 

Nykaa soars 6% as company's board to consider maiden bonus issue on Oct 3

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World Bank President Malpass warns of stagflation, recession in Europe

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Need to reform UN Security Council cannot be denied forever: EAM Jaishankar

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The need to reform the UN Security Council cannot be denied forever, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said even as he noted that India never believed that this will be an easy process. Currently, UNSC has five permanent members -- China, France, Russia, the UK and the US. India is among the ten non-permanent members of the body. Only a permanent member has the power to veto any substantive resolution. India has been at the forefront of the years-long efforts to reform the security council, saying it rightly deserved a place as a permanent member. We have, we have never thought that it was an easy process. But we do believe that the need for reform cannot be denied forever, Jaishankar told a group of Indian journalists here on Wednesday. He was responding to a question on the seriousness on the part of the US on reforming the Security Council. My understanding is that the position that President (Joe) Biden put forward, is the most explicit and specific articulation of th..
                 

Bandhan Bank stock weighed down by weak sentiment; worst may be priced in

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Bill providing Green Card to 8 million people introduced in US Congress

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A group of four top Democratic senators has introduced legislation to provide a much-needed pathway to a Green Card for up to 8 million people, including dreamers, H-1B and long-term visa holders. Under the bill, an immigrant may qualify for lawful permanent resident status if they have lived in the US continuously for at least seven years. The Renewing Immigration Provisions of the Immigration Act was introduced in the Senate by Senator Alex Padilla and co-sponsored by Senators Elizabeth Warren, Ben Ray Lujan, and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin on Wednesday. Our outdated immigration system is hurting countless people and holding back America's economy. My bill would update the Registry cutoff date for the first time in more than 35 years so that more immigrants can apply for legal permanent residence, said Padilla. This could have a profound impact on millions of immigrants, some who have been living, working, and contributing to the United States for decades, by allowing them t..
                 

Kamala Harris to visit S Korea amid Pyongyang's nuclear testing threat

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Indian refiners pay dollars for Russian oil after Dubai bank rejects dirham

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Top Headlines: FinMin won't exhaust forex for rupee; govt extends PMGKAY

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PM hails captain Sunil Chhetri after FIFA releases 3-episode series on him

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri after FIFA released a three-episode series on the player's life and career, and said this will boost the sport's popularity in India. World football governing body FIFA has released the series on the life and career of Chhetri in recognition of his achievements and goal-scoring exploits. "Well done Sunil Chhetri! This will certainly boost football's popularity in India," Modi tweeted. FIFA announced that the three episodes are available on FIFA+, its streaming platform. "You know all about Ronaldo and Messi, now get the definitive story of the third highest scoring active men's international. Sunil Chhetri | Captain Fantastic is available on FIFA+ now," the FIFA tweeted from its World Cup handle...
                 

India-US relationship today impacts rest of the world: S Jaishankar

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Shah Rukh Khan appears on world's tallest screen to hail NRI success story

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Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Wednesday lit up the screen on the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, to narrate the inspiring story of a UAE-based conglomerate owned by an NRI businessman. The event marked the launch of an integrated brand campaign by Burjeel Holdings, one of the largest healthcare service providers in the UAE. Khan is the face of the group that owns 39 hospitals and medical centers under the Burjeel, Medeor, LLH, Lifecare, and Tajmeel brands in the UAE and Oman. The campaign launch event highlighted Khan's strong connection to the UAE. In the campaign video screened on Wednesday, the actor narrates the inspiring story of the healthcare group. The video begins with Khan's tribute to the UAE's heroic martyrs. The 1:10 minute video also showcases the iconic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the group's flagship facility, Burjeel Medical City. Shamsheer Vayalil, Chairman of Burjeel Holdings, said: We are proud to launch the campaign with superstar Shah R..
                 

Even Ajmal Kasab had fair trial in our judiciary: Satyendar Jain's counsel

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Total CEO pushes spending on renewable energy amid global energy crisis

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'Extremely dangerous' eyewall of Hurricane Ian moving onshore: US NHC

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Pak NSC approves constitution of high-level committee to probe audio leaks

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A high-level security meeting in Pakistan on Wednesday approved the formation of a high-powered committee to probe the embarrassing audio leaks from the Prime Minister's Office that have triggered a controversy and demands for Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's resignation. A slew of audio recordings featuring confidential conversations of the prime minister with high-government officials surfaced on social media last week, raising questions about the security of the highest office of the country. Prime Minister Sharif on Wednesday chaired the meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) on the issue. Ministers for defence, energy, information, interior, finance, human rights and planning along with services chiefs, the national security adviser and senior officers attended the meeting. According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the heads of the intelligence institutions gave a detailed briefing to the meeting on the security of the PM's house and other..
                 

Arrested businessman made Rs 50 crore by violating Delhi excise policy: ED

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Liquor businessman Sameer Mahandru, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the Delhi excise policy money laundering case, earned Rs 50 crore as "proceeds of crime" in less than a year by violating the provisions of the liquor scheme, the agency told a local court. Mahandru, the managing director of an alcoholic beverages manufacturing company called Indospirit, was taken into custody by the federal agency around 9 am on Wednesday and the court of special judge M K Nagpal later sent him to the Enforcement Directorate custody till October 6. He was questioned by the agency overnight at its headquarters in central Delhi, sources said. The agency claimed before the court that "proceeds of crime" in crores were generated and "major violations" were done by the accused involved in the case. The excise policy 2021-22 has now been scrapped after the Delhi lieutenant governor ordered a probe into its planning and implementation. "Though the prime object of the said poli..
                 

Biden asks oil industry not to raise prices as hurricane Ian nears

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President Joe Biden on Wednesday warned oil and gas companies against increasing prices for consumers as Hurricane Ian neared landfall along Florida's southwest coast. Do not, let me repeat, do not use this as an excuse to raise gasoline prices or gouge the American people, Biden said at the start of a conference on hunger in America. Biden said that the hurricane provides no excuse for price increases at the pump and if it happens, he will ask federal officials to determine whether price gauging is going on. America is watching. The industry should do the right thing, Biden added. There are few signs that average gas prices have jumped significantly in Florida as the hurricane began to approach. AAA put the statewide average at just under $3.40 a gallon, six-tenths of a cent higher than a week ago. A 99-day run of falling pump prices nationally ended recently, and the 14-week decline was the longest streak since 2015. The nationwide average price had risen past $5 a gallon and $..
                 

Biden on ending hunger in US by the end of decade: 'I know we can do this'

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President Joe Biden said Wednesday his administration's goal of ending hunger in the US by the end of the decade was ambitious but doable, if only the nation would work together toward achieving it. I know we can do this," Biden told an auditorium full of public health officials, private companies and Americans who have experienced hunger. They were gathered for the first White House conference on hunger, nutrition and health since 1969. It was the president at his most optimistic, sketching out a future where no child in the US would go hungry, and diet-related diseases would diminish because of better, healthier food alternatives and access to vast outdoor spaces. That's why we're here today, to harness our greatest resource: Our fellow Americans," Biden said. Everyone, everyone has an important role to play. The 1969 conference, hosted President Richard Nixon, was a pivotal moment that influenced the U.S. food policy agenda for 50 years. It led to a major expansion of the .....
                 

Europe ramps up energy security after suspected pipelines sabotage

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European companies are ramping up security around pipelines and energy prices are climbing again as the suspected sabotage of two pipelines that deliver natural gas from Russia underscored the vulnerability of Europe's energy infrastructure and prompted the EU to warn of possible retaliation. Some European officials and energy experts have said Russia is likely to blame for any sabotage it directly benefits from higher energy prices and economic anxiety across Europe although others cautioned against pointing fingers until investigators are able to determine what happened. Russia has sharply curtailed natural gas shipments to Europe in retaliation for sanctions that the West put in place after its invasion of Ukraine. On Wednesday, Russian energy giant Gazprom increased the pressure, threatening on Twitter to cease dealing with a Ukrainian company that controls one of the two remaining pipelines that ship Russian gas to Europe. Coming on top of the apparent sabotage to the Nord ....
                 

Maharashtra to probe vehicles purchase at inflated rates in Uddhav regime

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The Maharashtra government will conduct an inquiry into alleged irregularities in the purchase of vehicles by the relief and rehabilitation department when the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Agahdi (MVA) was in power, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Wednesday. He made the announcement after a regional news channel (ABP Majha) claimed to have accessed documents that, it said, showed the relief and rehabilitation department purchased vehicles allegedly at inflated prices during the coronavirus pandemic. The channel, citing the documents, claimed one of the vehicles - a mini bus - was purchased for Rs three crore when its market price was Rs 25 lakh to Rs 30 lakh. The state government will conduct an inquiry into the allegations of buying vehicles at inflated prices. The details will come out in due course of time, Fadnavis, who holds the home portfolio, told reporters when asked about the suspected scam. The relief and rehabilitation department, then-headed by Congress .....
                 

Moscow sets up draft offices at borders to intercept fleeing Russian men

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Long lines of Russians trying to escape being called up to fight in Ukraine continued to clog highways out of the country on Wednesday, and Moscow reportedly set up draft offices at borders to intercept some of them. North Ossetia, a Russian region that borders Georgia, declared a state of high alert and said that food, water, warming stations and other aid should be brought in for those who have spent days in queues. Volunteers on the Georgian side of the border also have brought water, blankets and other assistance. North Ossetia restricted many passenger cars from entering its territory, and set up a draft office at the Verkhy Lars border crossing, Russian news agencies said. Some media outlets released photos at the crossing showing a black van with military enlistment office written on it. Another such draft checkpoint was set up in Russia along the Finnish border, according to the independent Russian news outlet Meduza. Tens of thousands of Russian men have fled in the week ...
                 

US announces $1.1 bn more in military aid for Ukraine to counter Russia

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The US will provide an additional USD 1.1 billion in aid to Ukraine, with funding for about 18 more advanced rocket systems and other weapons to counter drones that Russia has been using against Ukrainian troops, the Biden administration announced Wednesday. The latest package is being provided under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, which funds contracts to purchase weapons and equipment. And it brings the total of US aid to Ukraine to nearly USD 17 billion since the Biden administration took office. The aid announcement comes as Russia moves to annex parts of Russian-occupied Ukraine that held Kremlin-orchestrated referendums on living under Moscow's rule. The votes were denounced by Kyiv and the West as illegal and rigged. We will not be deterred from supporting Ukraine, we will continue to stand with the Ukrainian people, and provide them with the security assistance they need to defend themselves, for as long as it takes, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre..
                 

Best of BS Opinion: Beyond a phrase, India's national priorities, and more

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Hindustan Copper shareholders approve 23.2% dividend for FY22

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Shareholders of state-owned Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL) on Wednesday approved a 23.2 per cent dividend for the financial year ended in March 2022. The company would make a total dividend payout of Rs 112.17 crore as approved in the 55th Annual General Meeting, HCL said in a statement. During the meeting, HCL Arun Kumar Shukla said the production from the company's flagship project, Malanjkhand underground mine, has commenced. He also informed that the company has repaid a loan of Rs 729 crore in FY2021-22 from its internal accruals. As the global economy moves toward net zero carbon emissions through the energy transition, the role of copper remains pivotal as the most efficient conductive material, indispensable for capturing, storing and transporting green energy, he said. Hence, a significant rise in demand for copper has been predicted on account of the thrust on a low-carbon economy, he added...
                 

Nikhil Kamath tops Hurun's under 40 rich list, Ola CEO in 2nd spot

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Gehlot may meet Sonia on Thursday to resolve Rajasthan crisis: Report

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India's Li-ion battery demand to grow to 70 GWh by 2030, says report

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There has to be some end to luxury litigation, says Delhi HC to Facebook

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Sensex declines for sixth straight session as global rout continues

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Twin towers: Noida Authority asks officials to clear debris by Nov 28

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The removal of debris of Supertech's twin towers from the site in Sector 93A should start from Thursday and end by November 28, the Noida Authority directed officials on Wednesday. It also directed Edifice Engineering, the company hired to demolish the twin towers, to construct a portion of boundary wall of ATS Village society which got damaged during the twin tower demolition on August 28. The nearly 100-metre tall towers were razed to ground in compliance with a Supreme Court order that had found their construction within the Emerald Court society premises illegal. Currently, the work for secondary breaking of the debris is underway at the site after which it would be sent to the construction and demolition waste processing unit. The demolition left behind a whopping 80,000 tonnes of rubble, a large part of which got filled in the basement of the towers while 30,000 tonnes of it have to be removed from the site. The Noida Authority on Wednesday held a meeting with all stakeholder..