Budget 2020

Rising prices hit households reeling from shrunk budgets

(This story originally appeared in on Apr 03, 2021) NEW DELHI: Households across the country are facing the onslaught of rising prices and are witnessing a sharp dent in their monthly spend capabilities as prices of vegetables, groceries and transport mount steadily. Price pressures have added to the burden of households dealing with job cuts, […]

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Tiger Woods may have hit accelerator instead of brake in high-speed crash

Tiger Woods was traveling more than 40 miles per hour above the speed limit when he lost control of his car, causing the accident that severely injured him in February, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said on Wednesday. Heading down a notoriously dangerous stretch of road in the Rolling Hills Estates community in Los […]

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 […]

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On This Day: When Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar hit his 100th international ton

March 16, 2012, India vs Bangladesh: On this day, Sachin Tendulkar had finally reached where no cricketer had been before. However, Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th century had gone in vain as the team ultimately lost to Bangladesh. The historic journey to his 100th international century that day took longer than expected, as he was stranded from […]

Budget 2020

Stock market update: 4 stocks hit 52-week lows on NSE

NEW DELHI: Around 4 stocks fell to touch their 52-week lows on NSE in session. Among the stocks that touched their 52-week highs on NSE were: DRC Systems India, Globe Textiles (India), B.C. Power Controls and SMC Global Securities. Domestic benchmark index NSE Nifty was trading 17.85 points up at 15116.25, while the BSE Sensex […]

Budget 2020

Stock market update: 132 stocks hit 52-week highs on NSE

Benchmark NSE Nifty index was trading 176.30 points up at 14705.45 on Monday on account of buying in frontline bluechip counters. Among the stocks that touched their 52-week highs on NSE were: APL Apollo Tubes, Astral Poly Technik, Blue Star, Eveready Industries, Greenply Industries, Hindustan Copper, JK Paper, NBCC (India), Radico Khaitan, Supreme Industries, Vedanta […]

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In cricket’s box office, this Shahrukh Khan is already a hit

Punjab Kings owner Preity Zinta leaned back in her chair, looked at the Kolkata Knight Riders table, and gave a triumphant shout: “We’ve got Shahrukh”. On the KKR table was Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan. On Thursday, Zinta’s team pocketed Tamil Nadu’s swashbuckling middle-order batsman M Shahrukh Khan for Rs 5.25 crore. And […]

Budget 2020

Will new wage code hit your take-home pay?

Come April, you could see a restructuring of your salary package with a retrospective increase in gratuity and leave encashment provision impacting your take-home, and raising compensation costs for companies as the new wage code comes into effect. Companies, reeling under the Covid impact, are reviewing potential changes in the salary structure by running various […]