Russia gradually begins supply of 2nd regiment of S-400 missile systems to India

Notwithstanding its continuing military strikes against Ukraine, Russia has started supplying some components of the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf missile defense system to India, people familiar with the development said on Friday. However, they added that not all key parts of the regiment have been supplied yet. The supplies came amid increasing concerns […]

Nepal’s age-old tongue-piercing festival is back after 3 years

Buddha Krishna Bagha Shrestha got his tongue pierced for the ninth time on Friday, as people in Nepal celebrated the unique tongue-piercing festival after a gap of three years due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dating back to over a thousand years, the tongue-piercing festival is held on the second day of the Nepali New Year […]

Karnataka minister KS Eshwarappa resigns amid row over suicide of contractor

Karnataka Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) Minister KS Eshwarappa, against whom police have booked a case for allegedly abetting the suicide of contractor Santosh Patil, on Friday submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. As a political furore erupted, Eshwarappa had on Thursday evening announced his resignation as Minister. Eshwarappa’s supporters, who had […]

Punjab CM likely to announce 300 units of free power: Report

The Bhagwant Mann-led AAP government in Punjab which completes one month in office on Saturday is likely to announce 300 units of free electricity to households, sources said on Friday. They said the announcement is likely to be made on Saturday. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had on Tuesday said his government will soon give ”good […]

Russia expels 18 employees from EU’s Moscow mission in retaliation

Moscow has expelled 18 employees of the European Union’s delegation to Russia in retaliation at Brussels’ expulsion of 19 Russians earlier this month, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday. The EU on April 5 declared the 19 Russian diplomats personae non gratae for “engaging in activities contrary to their diplomatic status” and […]

Future rejects Amazon’s opposition over shareholders’ meeting on sale of assets

Kishore Biyani-led Future Retail Ltd (FRL) on Friday said the meetings of its shareholders and creditors next week to consider and approve the sale of its retail assets to billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail are in compliance with the directions issued by the NCLT. Earlier this week, e-commerce major Amazon, which is contesting the Rs […]

Twitter adopts ‘poison pill’ to fight Elon Musk takeover bid

Twitter Inc on Friday adopted a limited-duration shareholder rights plan to protect itself from billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s $43 billion cash takeover offer. Musk made the bid on Wednesday in a letter to the board of Twitter- the micro-blogging platform that has become a global means of communication for individuals and world leaders – and […]

HDFC moves NCLT against SITI Networks claiming default of Rs 296 cr

Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd (HDFC) has moved insolvency tribunal NCLT against the country’s leading multi-system operator SITI Networks Ltd for an alleged default of Rs 296 crore. SITI Networks has received a notice issued by the Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal over the petition filed by HDFCL, the Essel group firm […]

Summer plans, long weekend leads to air travel uptick, says EaseMyTrip

Online travel company EaseMyTrip has witnessed a 40-50 per cent increase in advance air bookings for the upcoming summer season and the long Good Friday weekend. The platform also saw a 20-30 per cent jump in forward bookings for international travel for the months of May and June, with a significant rise in people who […]