Train crash: Odisha to bear transportation cost of bodies
Odisha train crash: Commissioner of Railway Safety records statements of injured drivers
Bhubaneswar: The Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) Monday recorded the statements of injured engine driver Gunanidhi Mohanty and his assistant Hajari Behera, who are undergoing treatment at AIIMS Bhubaneswar, officials said. Both were rescued from the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express...
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After Balasore tragedy, goods train derails in Odisha’s Bargarh
Bhubaneswar: Just three days after the triple train tragedy in Balasore, a goods train of a private company derailed in Odisha's Bargarh district, officials said Monday. As per initial reports, five wagons of a goods train of a private company carrying limestone derailed near Mendhapali in Bargarh. The derailment happened...Read more
Wrestlers resume duties with Railways, Sakshi refutes reports of withdrawing from protest
New Delhi: After getting evicted from Jantar Mantar May 28, top wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Sakshi Malik and Vinesh Phogat have resumed their duties in the Railways, sources said. As per reports, records from the Northern Railways headquarters show Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik joined her Baroda House office here May 31, a day after the trio stopped short of immersing their international medals in the Ganga. Sakshi, too, confirmed the...Read more
India, US to establish ambitious roadmap for defence industrial cooperation
New Delhi: India and the US have decided to establish an ambitious roadmap for defence industrial cooperation, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said Monday after wide-ranging talks with his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh. At a media briefing, Austin also described the India-US global strategic partnership as the "cornerstone" of a free and open Indo-Pacific. The US defence secretary said he held productive talks with Defence Minister Singh and NSA Ajit Doval....Read more
Oil prices rise as Saudi Arabia announces output cuts
London: Oil-producing countries have agreed to continued cuts in production in a bid to shore up flagging prices, the media reported Monday. Saudi Arabia said it would make cuts of a million barrels per day (bpd) in July and OPEC+ said targets would drop by a further 1.4 million bpd from 2024, reports the BBC. OPEC+ accounts for around 40 per cent of the world's crude oil and its decisions can...Read more
NIRF 2023: IIT Madras occupies top spot for fifth time; IISc Bengaluru ‘best university’
New Delhi; The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras continued to bag the top spot in the National Institute Ranking Framework, 2023 for the fifth consecutive year, while the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru has been ranked as the best university, according to the Ministry of Education. IISc Bengaluru has bagged the second spot in the "overall" category followed by IIT Delhi. Among the engineering institutions, IIT Madras retained the...Read more
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Adani Group repays loans worth $ 2.65 bn to complete prepayment programme
New Delhi: Embattled Adani Group Monday said it has repaid loans aggregating $ 2.65 billion to complete a prepayment programme to cut overall leverage in an attempt to win back investor trust post a damning report of a US short seller. In a Credit Note released Monday, Adani Group said it has made a full prepayment of...
Wrestler Vinesh Phogat lashes out at those ‘spreading fake’ reports about their protest
New Delhi: Borrowing a verse from Urdu poet Abid Adeeb, Asian Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat Monday launched a broadside against those "spreading fake news" about the wrestlers' protest, accusing them of "trembling" in front of a "goon". Vinesh, along with Olympic medallist grapplers Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia, are at the forefront of the protest against...
Nearly 4,000 people lost their jobs in US due to AI in May: Report
San Francisco: Artificial intelligence (AI) cost nearly 4,000 people their jobs in May in the US, a new report has shown. According to the US-based consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas monthly report, employers in the US cited AI as the reason for 3,900 of the layoffs, roughly 4.9 per cent of May's job cuts. In May,...
London-based firm Nothing to manufacture Phone (2) in India
New Delhi: To cater to the demands of the Indian market, London-based consumer electronic brand Nothing Monday announced that their upcoming smartphone, 'Phone (2)', will be manufactured in India. "Nothing smartphones are known for their iconic transparent design. These designs require hi-tech manufacturing processes and precision engineering which have led to the enhancement of smartphone manufacturing capabilities...
YouTube accounts of Tanmay Bhat, Aishwarya Mohanraj, Abdu Rozik under cyberattack
Mumbai: The accounts of popular YouTubers Tanmay Bhat, Aishwarya Mohanraj and former 'Bigg Boss' contestant Abdu Rozik have come under cyberattack. Tanmay, whose Gmail account too was hacked, features US automotive company Tesla's picture on his YouTube page, the channel even live streamed the company's event. His channel still had 473 videos. The channel, which has over...
Train crash: Odisha to bear transportation cost of bodies
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government will bear the transportation cost of bodies of the triple train accident victims to different states, Chief Secretary PK Jena said Monday. He said 170 bodies out of 275 have so far been identified in Balasore and Bhubaneswar. Jena said, “Arrangements for free transportation of the bodies by hearses to various destinations will...
SBI Card to raise Rs 3,000 crore via NCDs
New Delhi: SBI Card Monday said it would raise up to Rs 3,000 crore by issuing non-convertible debentures to fund business growth. The board approved the raising of funds by way of issuance of non-convertible debentures (NCDs), aggregating to Rs 3,000 cores in one or more tranches, SBI Card said in a regulatory filing. This fundraising would...
Balasore train tragedy: King Charles III sends message of condolence to President Droupadi Murmu
London: Britain’s King Charles III sent a condolence message Monday to President Droupadi Murmu, expressing his profound shock and sadness over the deadly train accident in Balasore in which 275 persons were killed and more than a 1,200 injured. King Charles also recalled his fond memories of a visit to Odisha 43 years ago. “Both my wife...
Pollution level dipped in Delhi despite swift pace of development in last 8 years: CM Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday said pollution levels have dipped in the city in the last eight years despite swift pace of development and the construction of schools, hospitals, and flyovers. Addressing a gathering at Thyagaraj Stadium on the occasion of World Environment Day, he asserted that both PM 2.5 and PM 10 levels...
Government asks airlines to devise mechanism for reasonable pricing of air tickets
New Delhi: The government asked Monday airlines to devise a mechanism to ensure reasonable airfares amid a surge in air ticket prices. The hike in ticket prices is particularly noticeable on certain routes that were earlier served by Go First. During an hour-long meeting of the airlines advisory group, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia shared his concerns...