Home secretary Suella Braverman said the largest group of people who overstay in the UK are Indian migrants (Photo: Reuters)

India-UK FTA may get watered down amid visa row

Oct 07, 2022

The Indian-origin Cabinet minister seems to be poised for a direct clash with British Prime Minister Liz Truss, who is keen to stick to the looming October 24 timeline for the FTA and is well aware that the ease of movement of students and professionals is crucial to India's objectives as part of a new trade deal.

PepsiCo has been aiming to reduce fuel costs and emissions, and reserved 100 of the trucks in 2017.

PepsiCo confirms Tesla Semi truck deliveries to start in December

Oct 07, 2022

PepsiCo said in a statement that the trucks would be used at its Frito-Lay plant in Modesto, California, and its PepsiCo beverages factory in Sacramento.

Members of South Korean K-pop band BTS

K-pop supergroup BTS members face possible military conscription

Oct 07, 2022

Lee Ki Sik, commissioner of the Military Manpower Administration, told lawmakers that it's "desirable" for BTS members to fulfill their military duties to ensure fairness in the country's military service.

Biden presses the alarm button, says Putin's nuclear threat could bring risk of 'Armageddon' (Photo: Reuters)

Biden presses the alarm button, says Putin's nuclear threat could bring risk of 'Armageddon'

Oct 07, 2022

Joe Biden said that the prospect of getting defeated in Russia-Ukraine war could make Putin use nuclear weapons. If in case the 70-year old takes this step, it would be the biggest risk faced since US President John Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev faced off over missiles in Cuba.

Sri Lankan top court allows economic crisis case against Rajapaksas (Photo: AP)

Sri Lankan top court allows economic crisis case against Rajapaksas

Oct 07, 2022

The Rajapaksa family had dominated Sri Lanka's political scene for nearly two decades before all the brothers were forced to quit following unprecedented anti-government protests.

According to the latest reports, thousands of Russian troops have retreated from the frontlines since the beginning of this week as Ukraine continues to carry out rescue operations.

How a Ubisoft game designer working on Assassin's Creed became a real-life soldier

Oct 07, 2022

A sergeant from the Ukraine army on Thursday posted on LinkedIn the sad state of affairs in the war-stricken country, highlighting that people deployed in the army are not soldiers but ordinary people like dentists, engineers, designers, etc.

Amazon started testing the fully-electric Scout, which is of the size of a small cooler and rolled along the sidewalks at a walking pace, in Washington state in 2019 before expanding to Southern California, Georgia and Tennessee.

Amazon abandons live tests of Scout home delivery robot

Oct 07, 2022

The company is now scaling back or "reorienting" the program, and it will work with the involved employees to match them to other open roles within the organization, Amazon spokesperson Alisa Carroll said.

Musk has pledged to provide $46.5 billion in equity and debt financing for the acquisition, which covers the $44 billion price tag and closing costs.

Here's how Elon Musk will pay for $44 billion Twitter deal

Oct 07, 2022

Musk said earlier this week he would buy Twitter for $54.20 per share, the price that was agreed in April, but included a condition that the closing of the deal be contingent on debt financing for the transaction coming through.

Twitter shares, which ended the day down 3.7% at $49.39, rose 1% after hours as investors appeared reassured after days of confusion.

Twitter lawsuit halted so Elon Musk can close deal by Oct 28

Oct 07, 2022

Musk, chief executive of electric carmaker Tesla Inc,was scheduled to go to trial on Oct. 17 and his Thursday deposition was postponed by mutual agreement.

"Too many lives have been upended because of our failed approach to marijuana. It's time that we right these wrongs," Biden said.

Joe Biden overhauls US policy on marijuana, pardons prior federal offenses

Oct 07, 2022

Nearly 40 US states have legalized marijuana use in some form, but it remains completely illegal in some states and at the federal level.

34 killed in Thailand Day-Care shooting, gunman then kills family, self (Photo: Twitter)

34 killed in Thailand Day-Care shooting, gunman then kills family, self

Oct 06, 2022

Mass shootings are rare in Thailand, even though the rate of gun ownership is high compared with some other countries in the region, and illegal weapons are common.

Twitter's legal team, however, has yet to accept the agreement and Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick, the judge on Delaware's Court of Chancery, said she was preparing for the looming trial.

Elon Musk, Twitter could reach deal to end court battle, close buyout soon

Oct 06, 2022

Musk, who is also chief executive officer of electric car maker Tesla Inc, proposed to Twitter late on Monday he would change course and abide by his April agreement to buy the company for $54.20 per share, if Twitter dropped its litigation against him.

WHO reportedly said that the cough and cold syrups have ingredients, such as diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol, which can be toxic for human beings.

WHO issues alert against 4 cough syrups made by India's Maiden Pharmaceuticals

Oct 05, 2022

As per reports, the Gambian government reported last month that it has been investigating the deaths of small children under the age of 5 years as there was a spike in cases of acute kidney injury, which surfaced in July.

The ADB said it will provide aid of $2.3 to 2.5 billion for relief operations in the wake of devastating floods that have caused catastrophic damage in Pakistan.

ADB to provide $2.3 to $2.5 billion for flood ravaged Pakistan

Oct 05, 2022

The ADB said it will provide aid of $2.3 to 2.5 billion for relief operations in the wake of devastating floods that have caused catastrophic damage in Pakistan.

Russia annexes four Ukrainian regions

Vladimir Putin signs laws annexing Donetsk, Luhansk, two other Ukrainian regions

Oct 05, 2022

Russia-Ukraine war: Earlier this week, both houses of the Russian parliament ratified treaties making the Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions part of Russia.

Apple is expected to be the most affected of the big providers of electronic devices to European customers,

Apple forced to change charger in Europe as EU approves overhaul

Oct 05, 2022

The new rules will make USB-C connectors used by Android-based devices the standard across the 27-nation bloc, forcing Apple to change its charging port for iPhones and other devices.

Brent crude LCOc1 rose 11 cents to $91.91 a barrel at 0001 GMT, after climbing $2.94 in the previous session.

Crude oil prices climb ahead of OPEC+ talks on supply cut; Brent hits $91.91/bbl

Oct 05, 2022

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies led by Russia, together called OPEC+, meeting in Vienna later on Wednesday, are discussing output cuts as big as 2 million barrels per day (bpd), an OPEC source said.

Late on Tuesday he tweeted that buying Twitter would speed up his ambition to create an "everything app" called X.

Elon Musk reverses course, again: He's ready to buy Twitter, build 'X' app

Oct 05, 2022

Elon Musk, the chief executive of electric car maker Tesla Inc, will take over a company he originally committed to buying in April, but soon soured on.

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Free trade agreement with India won't be 'free-for-all deal': UK minister

Oct 04, 2022

The minister, who is leading the final round of India-UK FTA negotiations on the British side, pointed out that the intention is to reduce barriers to trade bilaterally and balancing each side's different requirements on product and market access.

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Banks divert gold supply from India to China, Turkey: Sources

Oct 04, 2022

Leading gold suppliers to India - which include ICBC Standard Bank, JP Morgan and Standard Chartered - usually import more gold ahead of festivals and store it in vaults.

Elon Musk

Elon Musk proposes to proceed with Twitter takeover: Report

Oct 04, 2022

Musk offered to buy the San Francisco company at $54.20. Shares jumped nearly 13% to $47.95 before trading stopped.