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Pakistan approves emergency use of Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has approved the emergency use of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and the government hopes to make the drug available by the first quarter of the year, as the country’s coronavirus tally surged to 519,291. Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Health Dr Faisal Sultan confirmed on Saturday that the Drug Regulatory Authority […]

Budget 2020

Steep steel prices hurt several sectors as China gorges on ore

With several automakers recently announcing price increases to offset input costs, steel prices have come under the spotlight. Steelmakers in turn have been impacted by surging global prices of iron ore, the main raw material, as demand from China has soared. And with Indian iron ore production having seen a dip in recent months, steel […]

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PM Modi recalls slow train travel on narrow gauge line

Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who on Sunday flagged off eight trains connecting different parts of the country to Kevadia in Gujarat, recalled his slow speed journeys on narrow gauge trains of yore. Speaking after the event, Modi said old memories of train travel became fresh after flagging off the trains. “Very few people may […]

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Unidentified gunmen kill two women judges in Afghan capital, several injured in attack

KABUL: Gunmen fired on a car in northern Kabul on Sunday, killing two women judges who worked for Afghanistan’s high court and wounding the driver, a court official said. It was the latest attack in the Afghan capital during peace talks between Taliban and Afghan government officials in Qatar. Supreme Court of Afghanistan spokesman Ahmad […]

Budget 2020

Believe it or not: 10 fun financial facts you didn’t know

The world of investing and finance is based on hard numbers and incontrovertible facts. But the truth can sometimes be stranger than fiction. ET Wealth presents 10 facts that you may find hard to believe and would have not known otherwise. 1. The Infosys Technologies IPO was undersubscribedThe Infosys IPO that came out in June […]

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View: The Supreme Court should stay off legislative, executive turf on the Farm Bills

On January 12, the Supreme Court stayed the implementation of three controversial farm laws passed recently. The court observed that “the negotiations between the farmers’ bodies and the Government have not yielded any result so far,” and ordered “the constitution of a committee of experts in the field of agriculture to negotiate between the farmers’ […]

Budget 2020

Tech View: Nifty forms Dragonfly Doji on weekly scale, signals trend reversal

NEW DELHI: Nifty50 tanked over 1 per cent on Friday and formed a bearish candle on the daily chart and an indecisive Gravestone Doji on the weekly scale. The fact that Nifty could not defend its immediate support at 14,450 level has made a few analysts turn wary on the recent rally. This is especially […]

Budget 2020

Next round of commercial coal mining auction ‘soon’

Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi on Monday said the next tranche of commercial mines auction will be unveiled this month and stressed that further rounds would continue thereafter. Speaking at the agreement signing ceremony for commercial coal mining and unveiling of a single-window clearance system, he said commercial coal mining had been made a part of […]