Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Topic: Alibaba

Alibaba’s co-founder Jack Ma on leadership: Intelligent people need a fool to lead them

The billionaire who has dispensed Yoda-like wisdom over the years has become a role model in China.    

Mukesh Ambani leaves Jack Ma behind to become Asia’s richest person

Ambani's wealth overtook Ma's after the surge in Reliance's share prices.

Go to Pakistan: Mega oil-pipeline set to complete by 2019

Here is what’s happening across the border: 2,000-km oil pipeline set to be completed next year, and Pakistan is an 'underachiever' on the Lowy Institute Asia Power Index.

With Trump’s Iran pullout, has the rule-maker of the world become the rule-breaker?

The combination of China’s rapid reemergence as a global power and a US led by an unstable president are increasing geopolitical risks, but India is too immersed in fighting internecine battles.

Thanks to Flipkart, India now a battleground for Walmart vs Amazon

Walmart has bid $15 billion for Flipkart Online Services Pvt, which could seal a triumph over Inc., which has been trying to take control of Flipkart with a competing offer.

Our payments bank is more secure than PSU banks — Paytm chief Vijay Shekhar Sharma

India's youngest billionaire spoke in Mumbai about taking on the big banks, Aadhaar, privacy and the NPA debate.

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.