NEW DELHI (INDIA) – Indian digital payments firm Paytm expects to unveil its initial public offering (IPO) at around the end of October, pending regulatory approvals, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday. Paytm, which has filed for a 166 billion rupee ($2.2 billion) IPO that
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (INDIA) – Rescue teams in India grappled through thick sludge and debris on Saturday to get to dozens of submerged homes as the death toll from landslides and accidents triggered by torrential monsoon rain rose to 125. Maharashtra state is being hit by the heaviest rain in July in four decades, experts say. […]
SINGAPORE – India reported on Saturday 39,097 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, a government statement said. The COVID-19 death toll rose by 546, with total deaths reaching 420,016, health ministry data showed.
MUMBAI (INDIA) -The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday indefinitely barred Mastercard Inc from issuing new debit, credit or prepaid cards to domestic customers for violating data storage rules. This has come after dealing a blow to the US company in a key market. In a notification, the RBI said Mastercard had not complied […]
NEW DELHI (INDIA) – India on Monday started a nationwide campaign of free COVID-19 shots for all adults after weeks of being criticised that a confusing rollout had caused acute shortages and amplified the level of a deadly second wave that killed hundreds of thousands in April and May. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra […]
NEW DELHI (INDIA) – India’s government on Wednesday spoke in defense of its decision to increase the gap to double the time, between the two doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to up to 16 weeks. This has come after three scientific advisers voiced their opinion there was no agreement on such a wide interval. […]
NEW DELHI (INDIA) – India’s technology minister said on Tuesday that Twitter Inc had deliberately resisted and failed to comply with the country’s new IT rules, which came into force in late May. The new rules or the so-called Intermediary Guidelines, announced in February, are aimed at regulating content on social media firms such as […]
DAWARIAN (PAKISTAN)- The latest victims of the decades-old conflict along a de facto border between nuclear-armed neighbours India and Pakistan are two orphaned Asiatic bear cubs. They were found on the Pakistan side of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. Sharda and Narda were discovered last year by villagers at an altitude of 14,000 feet […]
NEW DELHI (INDIA) – A 76-year-old man who had 39 wives and 94 children and was told to be the head of the world’s largest family has passed away in north east India, said the chief minister of his home state. Ziona Chana, the head of a local Christian sect that allows polygamy, died on […]
SURAT (INDIA) – At least seven crematoriums and graveyards in India’s western city of Surat witnessed more than three-fold increase in the number of cremations and burials last month when compared with the situations a year ago. It suggested many more COVID-19 fatalities than an official tally. The data, gathered from site visits and logs […]
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