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May 13, 2021

Anupam Kher on India’s COVID situation

NEW DELHI: Actor Anupam Kher said on Wednesday it was important to hold the government accountable for the mismanagement of the second wave of the pandemic. The veteran actor, who is often viewed as being close to the Narendra Modi-led government,…

Petrol, diesel prices up 25 paise per litre each

NEW DELHI: Petrol and diesel prices on Wednesday were hiked by 25 paise per litre each, the third increase this week, propelling petrol price to cross Rs 100 per litre mark in more cities including Bhopal and Indore. Petrol and diesel prices are…

As demand for steel goes up, government mulls slashing duties

NEW DELHI:  With the demand for steel continuing to increase during the pandemic, the Union government is considering a further reduction in customs duty levied on steel imports. “Metal prices in general and steel prices in particular have gone up.…

Smartphone shipments fall 14 per cent in March quarter

NEW DELHI:  Smartphone shipment in India fell 14 per cent quarter-on-quarter to 38 million in Q121 (January-March) as  the onset of the second Covid-19 wave towards the end of the quarter resulted in subdued consumer demand. According to…

TikTok India head Nikhil Gandhi quits

New Delhi: Nikhil Gandhi, the India Head of China's ByteDance-owned short video-sharing platform TikTok, has decided to quit and is currently serving his notice period, IWMBuzz reported. After the company folded its India business, Gandhi was…

ICG warns fishermen as cyclone likely to hit Western coast

New Delhi , May 13: In view of the cyclone building up over the Arabian Sea, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) issued an advisory to the Fisheries Department to warn the fishermen not to proceed to sea and also to return to the nearest harbour, said…