Budget 2020

RBI money policy: EMIs stable, call for tax cut on fuel & other takeaways

NEW DELHI: The Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday tried to strike a conciliatory note by delivering on the expectations and extending an olive branch to bond traders, who had been revolting in the recent past. The Monetary Policy Committee of RBI decided to keep the policy rate unchanged, maintained growth projections, pledged to keep […]

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Umpire’s call creating lot of confusion, if ball is hitting stumps it should be out: Virat Kohli

India skipper Virat Kohli on Monday criticised the fiercely-debated umpire’s call in the Decision Review System, saying it is creating a lot of confusion and LBW dismissals should be based solely on whether the ball is hitting the stumps, even if marginally. As per the existing rule, at least 50 per cent of the ball […]

Budget 2020

Bank Strike Today: Key services to be hit as unions call 2-day agitation to protest privatisation

Banking services such as cash withdrawals, deposits, cheque clearing and business transactions were impacted across the country on Monday, the day one of the PSU bank union’s strike, against the proposed privatisation of two more state-owned lenders. United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), an umbrella body of nine unions, had given a strike call for […]

Budget 2020

High petrol, diesel prices burden on consumers; tax cut should be joint call of Centre, States: Nirmala Sitharaman

Economists at SBI in a report stated that petrol price can go down to ₹75 a litre across the country if it is brought under the ambit of GST. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday acknowledged that consumers have a case for petrol and diesel prices to be brought down but said a reduction in […]

Budget 2020

OPEC ignores India’s call; Saudi asks New Delhi to use cheap oil it bought last year

International oil prices rose after OPEC and its allies ignored India’s plea to ease production control, with Saudi Arabia asking New Delhi to instead use oil it bought at rock bottom rates last year. Brent crude, the most widely used benchmark, on Friday rose nearly 1 per cent to USD 67.44 a barrel after the […]

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It is a wake-up call, not going to ignore this, says under-fire Justin Langer

Australia head coach Justin Langer has described the criticism of his coaching style by the national players as a “wake-up call” which he won’t ignore. Following an under-strength India’s historic Test win in Australia, a report in ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ said that some national players are not happy with Langer’s intense “micro-management” coaching style. While […]

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Djokovic is our LeBron but we have to call him out sometimes: Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios has likened Novak Djokovic to NBA player LeBron James in his influence both on and off the court but says he had a duty to call out the world number one when he “lost his way” during the COVID-19 pandemic. The maverick Australian called the Serbian’s ill-fated Adria Tour in June “boneheaded” and […]

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‘Real life Call of Duty’: Tabraiz Shamsi gives an insight of security arrangements in Pakistan

South Africa’s cricket team arrived in the southern port city of Karachi on Saturday to play test matches in Pakistan for the first time in nearly 14 years. The Proteas last toured Pakistan in late 2007 when it won the two-test series 1-0. Pakistani police officers stand guard as a mini-bus transporting South Africa’s cricket […]