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Misery, polarisation marked 8 yrs of Modi govt: Cong

The BJP calling the Congress a orn old party moving towards a stage where its relevance and necessity will be completely lost.

26 May 2022 10:28 pm
French Open: Romania's Begu leaves child in tears

Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu was lucky to escape a default for bouncing her racket into the crowd on Thursday before going on to beat 30th seed Ekaterina Alexandrova at the French Open.

26 May 2022 9:27 pm
At 511, Maha logs highest Covid cases since March

Mumbai recorded 350 new coronavirus positive cases, its highest single-day count since February 11 this year,

26 May 2022 9:09 pm
Hockey: India thrash Indonesia; qualify for Super 4s

Rising to the occasion, the Indian hockey team thrashed hosts Indonesia 16-0 to qualify for the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup in Jakarta on Thursday on Thursday.

26 May 2022 9:07 pm
'Sensational news in 2-3 months': KCR hints at alliance

KCR said despite 'bhaashanbaazi', industries are closing down, the nation's GDP is crashing and the rupee is falling drastically compared to the US dollar.

26 May 2022 8:51 pm
Mundka fire: Families still wait for remains of kins

'We have been paying visits to hospitals and police stations every day and nobody is ready to help'

26 May 2022 7:57 pm
'Watch out for Patidar!': Kohli

RCB's batting stalwart Virat Kohli says Rajat Patidar's match-winning century in the IPL Eliminator was one of the best innings he has seen.

26 May 2022 7:44 pm
Why Is Prof Saibaba Denied A Water Bottle in Jail?

It took a five-day hunger strike by the former Delhi University professor, in jail without a break for five years after being convicted of links with Maoists, for the jail administration to agree to his request for a water bottle.

26 May 2022 7:35 pm
Govt seeks names of defence officers amid CDS hunt

At a time when the process to appoint the new chief of defence staff is on, the government has sought the names of senior serving and retired officers from the Army, Navy and Air Force.

26 May 2022 7:32 pm
French Open PIX: Medvedev eases into third round

Images from Day 5 of the 2022 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris on Thursday.

26 May 2022 7:29 pm
Former F1 boss Ecclestone arrested in Brazil

Former Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone was arrested in Brazil late on Wednesday for illegally carrying a gun while boarding a private plane to Switzerland.

26 May 2022 7:16 pm
Govt drops plan to privatise Bharat Petroleum

The government on Thursday withdrew its offer to sell its entire 52.98 per cent stake in Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, saying that majority of bidders have expressed their inability to participate in the current privatisation process due to prevailing conditions in the global energy market.

26 May 2022 7:15 pm
Gyanvapi case: Next hearing to be held on May 30

The court had on May 24 fixed May 26 for hearing on the maintainability of the Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri complex case.

26 May 2022 6:35 pm
Katrina-Vicky Look Pretty for Karan Johar's Party

All roads led to Yash Raj Studios on May 25, as Bollywood's power couples and their friends celebrated Karan Johar's 50th birthday party.

26 May 2022 6:33 pm
How Jack, John, Alpha, Golf brought down Yasin Malik

'Jack', 'John' and 'Alpha' were among the National Investigation Agency's protected witnesses who helped nail banned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik.

26 May 2022 6:29 pm
Moody's slashes India's GDP growth to 8.8% for 2022

Moody's Investors Service on Thursday slashed India's economic growth projection to 8.8 per cent for 2022 from 9.1 per cent earlier, citing high inflation. In its update to Global Macro Outlook 2022-23, Moody's said high-frequency data suggests that the growth momentum from December quarter 2021 carried through into the first four months this year. However, the rise in crude oil, food and fertilizer prices will weigh on household finances and spending in the months ahead.

26 May 2022 6:09 pm
Infy CEO Salil Parekh's salary up 88% to Rs 79.75 cr

Infosys CEO Salil Parekh has got a massive 88 per cent jump in annual remuneration to Rs 79.75 crore, making him one of the highest-paid executives in the country. The software services firm has sought shareholders' approval for the reappointment of Parekh as chief executive officer and managing director for a second five-year term beginning July 1. According to the company's annual report released on Thursday, Parekh, 58, took home a salary of Rs 71.02 crore in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2

26 May 2022 5:55 pm
Flow of money into NRI deposits moderates to $3.23 bn

Flow of money into non-resident Indian (NRI) deposits moderated sharply to $3.23 billion in April 2021-March 2022 from $7.36 billion in the same period of the previous year. Outstanding deposits have also gone down to $139.02 billion at the end of March 2022. This compares to $141.89 billion a year ago, according to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data.

26 May 2022 5:41 pm
Shastri@60: 'Champion of Champions'

He was presented the Audi 100 for winning the player of the series of the award. Then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi asked the Indian customs to waive off the heavy duty on the car when it was brought to India.

26 May 2022 5:31 pm
French Open PIX: Jeanjean stuns Pliskova in Round 2

Images from Day 5 of the 2022 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris on Thursday.

26 May 2022 5:26 pm
Malaika, Ranveer, Kajol PARTY with Karan Johar

*Everyone* in Bollywood celebrated the man who has become such an integral part of the industry.

26 May 2022 5:24 pm
Best XI of IPL 2022

Laxmi Negi picks the finest cricketers of this IPL.

26 May 2022 5:17 pm
India at French Open: Bopanna-Middelkoop advance

The Indo-Dutch combo, seeded 16th, broke the Kazakhstan-French pair at 4-4 in the second set and then Middelkoop served out the match at love.

26 May 2022 5:09 pm
Visa scam: Karti gets protection from arrest

The ED recently registered the money-laundering case against Karti Chidamabaram and others in the alleged scam about the issuance of visas to 263 Chinese nationals in 2011 when his father P Chidambaram was the home minister.

26 May 2022 5:04 pm
Harsh Vardhan storms out of Delhi LG's swearing-in

Vardhan was seen leaving the venue, saying, I will write to Vinai Kumar Saxena ji that this is the arrangement, in a video that went viral on social media.

26 May 2022 4:37 pm
4 tourists booked for offering namaz at Taj Mahal

Four tourists were arrested for offering namaz at the mosque in Taj Mahal premises on Wednesday. Three of them are from Hyderabad and one is from Azamgarh. They have been booked under the section of 153 of IPC. They have been presented in the court, said Vikas Kumar, Superintendent of Police (City).

26 May 2022 3:56 pm
Sidhu appointed as clerk in jail, given special diet

The 58-year-old cricketer-turned-politician will perform the job from his barrack only because of security reasons, a jail official said.

26 May 2022 3:44 pm
Imran Khan Is On The March!

Ousted Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan is on his way to Islamabad.

26 May 2022 3:18 pm
Qualifier 2: RCB could hold edge over Rajasthan Royals

Both the high-profile openers, Kohli and Faf du Plessis, are big match players and will be itching to make an impact after low returns in the previous game.

26 May 2022 3:05 pm
4 kids contract HIV after blood transfusion, 1 dies

These four patients were given blood for the treatment of Thalassemia, post which they were found infected.

26 May 2022 2:39 pm
56 kg cocaine seized from container near Mundra port

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has seized 56 kg of cocaine from a container near the Mundra port in Gujarat's Kutch district, a DRI official said on Thursday.

26 May 2022 2:35 pm
Babu walks dog; athletes told to scram

The Indian Express newspaper, on Thursday, reported that athletes and coaches training at the Delhi government-run Thyagaraj stadium are asked to wrap up by 7 pm because Delhi's Principal Secretary (Revenue) Sanjeev Khirwar walks his dog at the facility about half-an-hour later.

26 May 2022 2:35 pm
Gyanvapi case: Muslim side's plea to be heard today

The court has also directed all concerned parties to file objections to the report submitted by the commission that surveyed the mosque premises.

26 May 2022 2:31 pm
MPC members argued for front-loading rate hikes

Most members of the monetary policy committee (MPC) argued for front-loading interest rate hikes in view of rapidly rising inflation during the off-cycle monetary policy review earlier this month - the minutes of the meeting published on Wednesday showed. In early May, the rate setting committee met unscheduled and unanimously decided to hike the repo rate by 40 bps. This was the first repo rate hike in four years, and an inter-meeting hike in more than a decade.

26 May 2022 2:02 pm
Jet's staff body challenges airline's resolution plan

All India Jet Airways' Officers and Staff Association on Thursday said it has filed an appeal before the NCLAT against Jalan-Kalrock consortium's resolution plan for the airline. In October 2020, the airline's Committee of Creditors (CoC) approved the resolution plan submitted by the consortium of the UK's Kalrock Capital and the UAE-based entrepreneur Murari Lal Jalan. The plan was later cleared by the Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).

26 May 2022 1:51 pm
Telangana CM gives Modi's visit a miss, again

This is the second time in the last four months that KCR has avoided meeting Modi during the latter's visit to Hyderabad.

26 May 2022 1:47 pm
What's Elvis Doing In Cannes?

Baz Luhrmann's new film Elvis got a 10-minute standing ovation at the Cannes film festival.

26 May 2022 1:45 pm
Langer hits out at 'bull**** politics' in CA

The day after quitting his job, Langer had a heated conversation with Freudenstein.

26 May 2022 1:21 pm
Harshal Patel loves bowling under pressure

'Sometimes it is going to come off, sometimes it is not going to come off. There will be games where I will end up losing for the team and I am okay with that as long as I don't shy away from challenges.'

26 May 2022 1:16 pm
Will America's Senseless Murders Stop?

Dominic Xavier mourns the 19 children and two teachers murdered in a classroom at a Texas school on Tuesday.

26 May 2022 1:15 pm
How Infosys regained its mojo under Salil Parekh

In 2017, when Infosys announced that Salil Parekh would be its next chief executive officer (CEO) and managing director (MD), very few in the industry or the analyst community doubted his ability to bring the company back to a healthy growth trajectory, improve morale within the company and, more importantly, win the promoters' trust and investor confidence. There were reasons for this confidence. He was not only the deputy CEO of the Paris-headquartered IT services major Capgemini, but also one

26 May 2022 1:14 pm
Meet Ayushmann's NAGA Co-Star

Andrea Kevichusa grabbed everyone's attention in the Anek trailer, making us wonder who she really is.

26 May 2022 1:07 pm
Go home and cook: Maha BJP chief tells Supriya Sule

Patil made the remarks on Wednesday during a protest by the state BJP unit in Mumbai for seeking reservation for the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in elections.

26 May 2022 12:52 pm
When Deepika WOWED Ranveer... and Cannes!

Deepika Padukone's regal look at Cannes.

26 May 2022 12:42 pm
Where Is The Dalai Lama Headed?

His Holiness The Dalai Lama arrived at Tsuglag Khang at Mcleodganj in Dharamsala, May 25, 2022 to attend a prayer offered by the Sakya Tibetan Buddhist Tradition for his long life.

26 May 2022 12:35 pm
Sri Lankan CID grills Mahinda over May 9 violence

On May 9, violence erupted in Sri Lanka after supporters of the 76-year-old former premier attacked peaceful anti-government protesters demanding his ouster over the country's worst economic crisis that led to acute shortages of staple food, fuel and power.

26 May 2022 12:31 pm
Why Is Tabu Thanking Anees Bazmee?

Adah is in London... Bhagyashree in Dubai... Namrata in Germany...

26 May 2022 12:30 pm
How Shah Rukh Khan Became Baazigar

'When we finished the narration, we expected Shah Rukhbhai to say the usual, 'I'll think about it and let you know in two days.' But he jumped up and said, 'I'm doing the film.'

26 May 2022 12:24 pm
Why Are Real Estate Prices Zooming Up?

'After Covid, people started looking for bigger houses with pools and landscaped gardens.' 'Even middle class buyers are looking at plots of land in smaller towns.'

26 May 2022 12:15 pm
LSG-RCB: Turning Point: Rahul's Wicket

Josh Hazlewood dismissed KL Rahul and Krunal Pandya off successive deliveries in the 19th over.

26 May 2022 12:00 pm