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Business & Economics

Merger of 12% and 18% GST rate slabs soon

New Delhi (TIP): The government will push the agenda of simplifying the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime by rationalising tax rate and lower the number of tax slabs in the upcoming meeting in mid-March, […]

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Business & Economics

Former Disney executives turn into LA’s hottest dealmakers

Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs, who were both once in line to lead Walt Disney Co., are emerging as two of the busiest dealmakers in Los Angeles. They filed papers Thursday to raise as much […]

Business & Economics

Bitcoin soars to new high above $52,000; sustainability concerns rise

Bitcoin surged to yet another record high on Wednesday, February 17, a day after the virtual currency vaulted to the $50,000 hurdle, even as analysts warned against the sustainability of such prices amid elevated volatility. […]

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Science & Technology

Nestle to sell North American water brands

Nestle said it would sell Pure Life and some other struggling North American water brands to two private equity firms for $4.3 billion, as the food giant doubles down on its premium offerings including Perrier. […]

Science & Technology

Google rolls out dark mode for two-factor authentication prompt

Google is rolling out a new update for its two-factor authentication (2FA) prompt on Android, which adds support for dark mode. Compared to the previous iteration, the new Google Prompt centres the company logo, “Is […]

Science & Technology

How to share apps without internet with Google Nearby Share?

Google’s Nearby Share feature has been around for a while now, and it is a great way to share links, photos and more with family and friends. The app uses no data connection and doesn’t […]

Science & Technology

Facebook blocks Australians from accessing news on platform

Canberra (TIP): Facebook announced on Thursday, February 17,  that it has blocked Australians from viewing and sharing news on the platform because of proposed laws in the country to make digital giants pay for journalism. […]

Asia

Top Pakistani climber, two other mountaineers missing on K2 declared dead

Islamabad (TIP): Renowned Pakistani mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sadpara and two other climbers who went missing early this month while attempting to scale K2, the world’s second-highest mountain, were declared dead on Thursday after hectic efforts […]

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Asia

Sri Lanka cancels Pak PM’s address to Parliament

Colombo/Islamabad (TIP): Sri Lanka has cancelled Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s planned address to its Parliament during his upcoming visit to Colombo, according to media reports. Sergeant-at-Arms of Parliament Narendra Fernando said he had informed […]

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Asia

Nepal approves Chinese COVID-19 vaccine Vero Cell for emergency use

Kathmandu (TIP): Nepal on Thursday approved the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine Vero Cell for emergency use, a government official told Reuters, the second shot to be cleared after the AstraZeneca product. “Conditional permission has been granted […]

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Asia

Protesters out again in Myanmar, police use water cannon in capital

Myanmar  (TIP): Protesters were out again across Myanmar on Thursday to denounce the Feb. 1 coup and arrest of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, with police resorting to force to disperse crowds, using water […]

World

China denies backing coup in Myanmar amid protests outside its Embassy in Yangon

Beijing (TIP): China on Thursday denied that it was backing the military coup in Myanmar amid protests in front of its embassy in Yangon by pro-democracy protesters who accused Beijing of aiding the coup plotters. […]

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World

Thousands of ‘cold-stunned’ sea turtles rescued off coast of Texas

Texas (TIP): The brutal cold snap that has frozen Texas hasn’t only numbed unprepared people to the bone – thousands of turtles have been caught off-guard too. Thousands of sea turtles unused to the plunge […]

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World

Six killed in fire at gold mine in eastern China

Shandong  (TIP): Six people were killed in a fire at a gold mine in eastern China‘s Shandong province, state media reported on Wednesday, with the local government announcing a new campaign to shut down unsafe […]

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World

Britain plans reopening of economy within 5 months

London (TIP): PM Boris Johnson is planning a staged exit from lockdown that would see the UK’s battered economy returning to work over the next five months after leaping ahead of most of the world […]

World

Undeterred by Facebook news blackout, Australia commits to content law

Sydney (TIP): Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison vowed on Friday to press ahead with laws to force Facebook Inc to pay news outlets for content, saying he had received support from world leaders after the […]

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Asia

Bomb blast kills university professor in Afghan capital: Police

kabul (TIP) : A Kabul University professor was killed when a bomb hit his car in Afghanistan‘s capital on Thursday, police officials said, the first attack in days after a series of such incidents in […]

Sports News

Osaka to meet Brady in final as Williams exits in tears; Djokovic downs Karatsev

MELBOURNE (TIP): Naomi Osaka ended Serena Williams’ bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title with an imperious 6-3 6-4 win today, a victory that booked her spot in her second Australian Open final and […]

Sports News

Arjun Tendulkar gets maiden IPL deal

The iconic Sachin Tendulkar’s son Arjun Tendulkar’s nascent cricketing career got a major fillip on Thursday when he was picked by Mumbai Indians at the IPL players’ auction, the last name to go under the […]

Sports News

Chris Morris becomes most expensive player in IPL auction history

South-African all-rounder Chris Morris became the costliest player in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL) auction on Thursday, February 18, when Rajasthan Royals snapped him up for Rs 16.25 crore. The 33-year-old was released […]

Opinions

Nelong Valley – The Ladakh of Uttarakhand

The much talked about Nelong Valley was finally opened for the tourist in 2015 and since then it has become one of the hot spots for the adventure buffs. It bears a striking resemblance to […]

Hinduism

Shani Dev: the harbinger of bad luck and retribution

Shani Bhagwan (also known as Sani, Shani Dev, Sani Maharaj, and Chayyaputra) is one of the most popular deities in the traditional religion of Hinduism. Shani is the harbinger of bad luck and retribution, and […]

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Science & Technology

Maersk plans world’s first carbon-neutral container ship in 2023

Shipping group Maersk said  it will accelerate plans to decarbonise sea-borne container shipping by putting the world’s first carbon-neutral vessel into operation in 2023, seven years ahead of its original plan. The shipping industry, which […]

Health

Physical activity reduces instant death risk from heart attack

London (TIP): Regular physical activity can not only improve our overall fitness, but it can also lower the chance of dying immediately from a heart attack, a new study suggests. The study, published in the […]

Health

Green tea compound boosts protein’s tumor-suppressing activity

NEW YORK (TIP): Sipping green tea could be quite beneficial as researchers have found that a compound in the popular beverage may increase levels of a natural anti-cancer protein, known for its ability to repair […]