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Bank strike deferred as Union representatives meet Finance Secretary, discuss their grievances

The two-day strike across the country on September 26 and 27 to protest against the government’s decision of public sector banks’ merger has been called off, after a delegation of four officers’ organisations met the finance secretary on Monday, said a joint statement of the bank officers’ union, including All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC), All India Bank Officers’ Association ... Read More »

PM lists space, education as new areas of cooperation with Bhutan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday outlined a new blueprint for cooperation between India and Bhutan, identifying space, education, and health as areas that would add a fresh dimension to ties dominated so far by cooperation in the hydel power sector. The Prime Minister invited more students to visit India for studies in traditional areas such as Buddhism and newer areas ... Read More »

CRPF Bans Troops to Play PUBG Mobile as it Affects Their Operational Capabilities

PUBG has emerged as one of the most popular games around the world. Now in a recent development, the Central Reserve Police Force has instructed commanding officers to enforce a ban on troops playing PUBG on their mobile phones. According to a report, a senior CRPF officer, posted in the paramilitary force’s Delhi headquarters, said the “addiction had affected the ... Read More »

Christmas chocolates spotted on sale at Woolies the same week as Easter

CHRISTMAS may have appeared to come eight months early for a major supermarket chain which has been selling festive season chocolates. The Limited Edition Christmas chocolates for sale at Woolworths, Cannon Hill, on Wednesday. Picture: Supplied Less than a week after the Easter bunny dropped by, a Brisbane mother was gobsmacked to find a towering display of Christmas Limited Edition ... Read More »

Here Is a Photo of Glenn Close Dressed As a Sheep at Paul Schrader’s Christmas Party

In his first Facebook missive posted after A24 lifted his ban from the site, First Reformed writer-director Paul Schrader took aim at the Oscars (“awards I don’t even respect”), complained about seeing his fellow directors too many times at awards-season parties (“I never need to see them again”), and casually mentioned that he’d “spent Christmas eve with Glenn Close and my family in Xmas costumes.” At ... Read More »

As the Internet turns 30, is it an ‘out-of-control monster’?

MEYRIN, Switzerland: Thirty years ago this month, a young British physician working at a lab near Geneva invented a system for scientists to share information that would ultimately change humanity. But three decades after he invented the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee has warned that his creation has been “hijacked by crooks” that may spell its destruction. Berner-Lee’s old office ... Read More »

Arun Mehta assumes office as principal secy finance

Arun Kumar Mehta Friday assumed office as principal secretary finance as he formally took over the charge from outgoing Navin K Choudhary, now principal secretary industries and commerce. According to an official spokesperson, senior functionaries of finance and allied departments were present on the occasion which was followed by an introductory cum review meeting. Navin Choudhary gave the new principal ... Read More »

Victoria’s Secret to close 53 stores as poor Christmas sales bite

Victoria’s Secret is closing 53 stores in North America.  L Brands Inc., owner of the lingerie chain, announced Wednesday plans to close about 53 Victoria’s Secrets in North America this year, more than three times the 15 it’s historically closed down in an average year. Victoria’s Secret square footage in North America will drop by about 3 per cent, it ... Read More »

Nike Pitches Yoga as Fitness Tool, Not Lifestyle, With New Line

Nike Inc. wants you to do yoga, but not at the expense of all those miles you run. The athletic-wear brand is releasing a new apparel collection created specifically for yoga, including its first ever men’s yoga line. Nike’s enlisting a group of professional athletes to push the yoga-specific T-shirts, shorts and leggings, which hits stores globally this month. Nike ... Read More »

Lenovo Posts First Quarter Profit as Recovery Continues

Chinese technology giant Lenovo Thursday recorded a sharp rise in first-quarter net profit as the company’s turnaround gathered pace. The PC maker posted a $77 million (roughly Rs. 541 crores) net profit in the quarter to June 30 – up from a $72 million loss in the same period last year. “The Group remains confident in its core PC business, and aims to ... Read More »