• Thursday, July 25, 2024

More than 50 flights cancelled as heavy rains lash Mumbai;…

DAYS after India's national capital New Delhi, it was turn for the financial capital Mumbai in the western state of Maharashtra to face the wrath of the rain gods on Monday (8). Heavy downpour in the coastal city and its surrounding areas in the last 24 hours resulted in waterlogging…

‘Rockefellers of Uganda’ partner General Electric to make mini-nuclear reactors…

THE MADHVANIS, an Indian family dynasty dubbed "the Rockefellers of Uganda", have partnered with General Electric (GE) to propose a series of small-scale nuclear reactors in Britain, The Telegraph reported. Originating their legacy in the east African nation in the 19th century, the Madhvanis lead a conglomerate that encompasses sugar…

Mercedes eyes first-time luxury buyers in India with entry-level EVs

GERMAN auto-giant Mercedes Benz India is looking at electric entry-level models to attract first-time luxury car buyers, as it sets eyes on another double-digit growth this year, its managing director and CEO Santosh Iyer said on Monday (7). The company, which launched all-electric entry SUV EQA 250 at an introductory…

Modi in Russia: Indians to seek PM’s support to build…

THE Indian diaspora in Russia are eagerly waiting for prime minister Narendra Modi's visit to Moscow and will be seeking his support to build a Hindu temple in the country, a new Indian school building and the availability of more direct flights to India. Modi will be in Moscow on…

New Zealand tennis club turns emotional as Lulu Sun makes…

WHEN qualifier Lulu Sun wept after reaching the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, tears were also being shed on the other side of the world at her tennis club in a small rural town in New Zealand. Sun, ranked 123rd in the world, cried openly on centre court following her stunning 6-2,…

Kamala Harris in focus as pressure mounts on Biden to…

GROWING pressure on US president Joe Biden to drop out of the race for the White House following an unimpressive show in the first presidential debate with challenger Donald Trump has brought his deputy Kamala Harris into the limelight. She would be Biden's natural successor if the latter bows out…

Indian-origin Lisa Nandy, who won her fifth straight election, becomes…

LISA NANDY, the Indian-origin member of the British parliament re-elected from Wigan in north-west England in the just held general election, will assume her position at prime minister Keir Starmer's Cabinet table on Saturday (6) as his new culture secretary alongside a record number of fellow women ministers. The 44-year-old…

FM Sitharaman to present first budget of Modi 3.0 on…

THE first budget of the third Narendra Modi government after it took office on June 9 will be presented on July 23, with the monsoon parliamentary session beginning a day before, minister for parliamentary affairs Kiren Rijiju announced on Saturday (6). He also said that the session will continue till…

Biden says only ‘Lord Almighty’ can make him quit presidential…

US PRESIDENT Joe Biden has dismissed concerns about his health and doubts about his re-election bid in November, brushing off a poor performance in the presidential debate as a "bad episode" and insisting that only “the Lord Almighty” could persuade him to exit the race. Biden, 81, said this on…

Rahul Gandhi meets Hathras stampede victims’ kin, assures help

INDIA'S leader of opposition Rahul Gandhi on Friday (5) visited Hathras in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh from Delhi by road to meet the families of those who either died or were injured in a stampede at a religious gathering on July 2. The leader, who is an MP…

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