Maruti Suzuki chairman pens book on industrialising India

New Delh: The tasks of making India a country where manufacturing becomes globally competitive, and creating a socially just society, are very difficult, argues Maruti Suzuki chairman R C Bhargava. The problems have been compounded by losing almost seven decades after Independence without becoming a competitive industrialised country, he says, adding during this period, the […]

Trade unions to mobilise people to build public opinion against commercial coal mining

Kolkata: Five trade unions in the coal sector have planned to mobilise people in mine areas to generate public opinion against the government’s decision to start commercial mining, after their three-day nationwide strike could not budge the Centre from its stand, officials said on Sunday. The unions, including RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), of Coal […]

Would have loved to play more T20 cricket, says Ganguly

KOLKATA: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Sunday lent his support for T20 cricket, saying he would have reinvented his game to meet the demands of the shortest format if he was playing in this era. “T20 is very important. I would have changed my game. It’s the licence to keep swinging and keep hitting…,” Ganguly […]

Examining conflict of interest complaint against Kohli: BCCI ethics officer

NEW DELHI: BCCI ethics officer DK Jain on Sunday said he is examining a conflict of interest complaint against India captain Virat Kohli from Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association life member Sanjeev Gupta, who has levelled similar charges against other players in the past which were deemed “infructuous”. In his latest complaint, Gupta has alleged that […]

Ben Stokes is a bit like Kohli, he will turn out to be an excellent captain: Nasser Hussain

MUMBAI: Former England skipper Nasser Hussain has compared Ben Stokes’ leadership abilities with Virat Kohli, saying the all-rounder will turn out to be an “excellent captain” when he dons the hat in Joe Root’s absence during the first Test against the West Indies in Southampton, starting July 8. England’s World Cup hero Stokes was on […]

Having Warner in team is like having Floyd Mayweather: Langer

MELBOURNE: Australia coach Justin Langer on Sunday likened David Warner to unbeaten boxing great Floyd Mayweather, calling him an “absolute ripper” who will never get to be a leader thanks to the 2018 ball-tampering scandal. The then skipper Steve Smith and Warner, who was his deputy, were handed one-year bans for their involvement in the […]

Woman killed hours ahead of her wedding in MP

Woman killed hours ahead of her wedding in MP

Ratlam (MP): A 25-year-old woman was stabbed to death by a man in a beauty parlour in Jaora in Madhya Pradesh’s Ratlam district on Sunday, hours ahead of her wedding ceremony in the evening, police said. The man fled from the spot and a hunt was on for him as investigators have got some clues, […]

Record 24,850 COVID-19 cases in single day in India

New Delhi:  With 24,850 people testing positive for coronavirus infection and 613 succumbing to the disease in a day, the highest so far, India’s COVID-19 caseload soared to 6,73,165, while the death toll climbed to 19,268 on Sunday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. This is the third consecutive day that coronavirus infections have […]

TikTok predicts over USD 6 bn loss from India’s ban: Report

TikTok predicts over USD 6 bn loss from India’s ban: Report

Beijing: Chinese tech giant unicorn ByteDance Ltd. is anticipating a loss of over USD 6 billion after three of its apps, including the hugely popular video app TikTok, were banned by India this week, a media report here said. Besides Tiktok, India banned on Monday 58 other apps with Chinese links, including the popular UC […]

India has no locus standi to comment on Gilgit-Baltistan polls: Pak

India has no locus standi to comment on Gilgit-Baltistan polls: Pak

Islamabad: A day after India slammed Pakistan’s decision to hold general elections in Gilgit-Baltistan on August 18, Islamabad said New Delhi has no locus standi to comment on the polls. India on Thursday slammed Pakistan for its decision to hold general elections in Gilgit-Baltistan. Last week, Pakistan announced that general elections in Gilgit-Baltistan will be […]