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Flipkart valuation surges to $37.6 billion, raises $3.6 billion in fresh funding

The funding round saw the participation of sovereign wealth and pension funds and included Walmart, SoftBank Tencent Holdings & Blackstone Group-backed Antara Capital among others.

Delhi HC adjourns hearing on Juhi Chawla’s plea against 5G to July 29, judge recuses

Last month, the court had dismissed the lawsuit filed by the actress against the 5G rollout, describing it as 'abuse of law' and said it was filed for 'gaining publicity'.

Rajinikanth reconsiders entering politics, says will ‘consult’ RMM functionaries

Rajini Makkal Mandram was previously considered a launch vehicle for Rajinikanth's political entry. However, last December, the actor said he would not join politics.

‘Damini’ actor Madhav Moghe passes away at 68 of lung cancer

Moghe was widely popular for his mimicry, especially that of late actor Sanjeev Kapoor's iconic character 'Thakur' from the film, Sholay.

New IT rules empowering, protecting users, says Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

Vaishnaw was sworn in as the new Union minister for IT and communications in the Cabinet reshuffle earlier this week.

Mullahs are supervising biology books. Imran Khan govt has put Pakistan in reverse gear

Clerics deciding PTI school curriculum will magnify body-related taboos. Pakistan is now on track to overtake Saudi Arabia as most stoutly conservative.

Crowding, easing of curbs can lead to 3rd Covid wave in 6-8 weeks, Centre tells states

States and Union Territories have also been urged to ensure the five-fold strategy of Covid-appropriate behaviour, test-track-treat and vaccination is followed to prevent a relapse.

Gaalis, flying books, fights in Pakistan parliament. Imran Khan govt acting like opposition

Imran Khan promised Pakistan ‘change’ and said his party consisted of ‘padhe likhay log’. This week his ministers hurled budget copies in parliament.

Sessions court denies Sachin Waze interim bail, notes prima facie evidence against him

Waze, who is being probed in connection with the death of Mansukh Hiran, had on Friday filed an application seeking pre-arrest bail.

Pizza king to Modi-ka-yaar — 2020 awards for Kaptaan Imran Khan and his team Pakistan

While Shah Mehmood Qureshi kept waiting for an Indian surgical strike, Imran Khan told Pakistanis all is well, and Shoaib Akhtar vowed to free Kashmir. 2020 was quite a year.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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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.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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