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Articles by Ritu Maria Johny
Zerodha's Nithin Kamath shares Morgan Stanley report, hails Aadhaar, UPI
Zerodha CEO Nithin Kamath tweeted that growth in Indian digital transactions has been phenomenal thanks to the government.
Published on Jun 02, 2023 02:27 PM IST
‘Shameless’: BJP slams Stalin's silence over Vairamuthu's sexual assault charges
Shehzad Poonawalla hit out at Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin for inaction against Vairamuthu five years after sexual assault charges were raised by Chinmayi Sripada.
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:07 PM IST
Meta employees to soon work from office three days a week: Report
In June 2021, Facebook parent Meta had allowed all full-time employees to work remotely.
Published on Jun 02, 2023 08:30 AM IST
'Opposition united amid clampdown': Rahul Gandhi's 2024 poll prediction
Rahul Gandhi, in US, accused the Narendra Modi-led BJP government of ‘capturing the democratic institutions of India’.
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 10:11 AM IST
Apple's India stores pay ₹40 lakh rent, record ₹25 cr monthly sales: Report
The record-breaking sales could be attributed to Apple’s comparatively higher average selling price (ASP).
Published on Jun 01, 2023 02:27 PM IST
Congress backs Pride Month after poll-bound Rajasthan opposes same-sex marriage
The Congress party’s tweet of support for LGBTQIA+ rights comes as India awaits a Supreme Court verdict on the legal recognition of same-sex marriages.
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 01:23 PM IST
‘Don’t know why he hates PM Modi': Kiren Rijiju on Rahul Gandhi's US speech
Kiren Rijiju accused Rahul Gandhi of verbally abusing PM Modi and defaming the country wherever he goes.
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 11:31 AM IST
‘India different under Modi’: Rajeev Chandrasekhar hails Morgan Stanley report
PM Modi rebuilt the economy with hard work and determination, by not allowing corruption anywhere near the government, union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said.
Updated on Jun 01, 2023 07:16 AM IST
‘Biryani wins trophy’, says Swiggy as 12 million orders placed during IPL 2023
Swiggy said customers placed 212 biryani orders per minute during IPL season 2023.
Updated on May 30, 2023 12:58 AM IST
Apple WWDC 2023: How to get free tickets to attend in-person event in California
Developers who are able to get tickets for the in-person event on June 5 can watch the keynote and the State of the Union at Apple Park in Cupertino.
Published on May 29, 2023 02:23 AM IST
New Parliament building inauguration: How and where to watch event live
The formal inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament building is scheduled to start at around noon.
Updated on May 28, 2023 04:26 AM IST
Apple WWDC 2023: Know full schedule, keynote time, how to watch
The 2023 World Developers Conference is set to take place in Apple Park, California from June 5 to June 9.
Updated on May 27, 2023 04:35 AM IST
WhatsApp now lets users edit sent messages. Here's how it works
Users can opt to change their WhatsApp text within 15 minutes of sending the message.
Published on May 22, 2023 10:47 PM IST
Uber driver allegedly thrashed, keys snatched after collision with car in Delhi
The passenger of the Uber revealed that his driver was beaten up for "no fault of his own".
Updated on May 22, 2023 09:30 PM IST
Bommai reacts to Infosys techie's death in Bengaluru: ‘There are some lapses’
Former Karnataka CM Bommai said that Siddaramaiah must take immediate steps to ensure no more deaths due to flooding occur.
Updated on May 22, 2023 04:40 PM IST
Congress ‘copied’ AAP's manifesto, won Karnataka poll: Arvind Kejriwal's jibe
Arvind Kejriwal claimed that the Congress had borrowed poll guarantees from their manifesto and secured the win in the Karnataka election.
Updated on May 21, 2023 11:06 PM IST
ByRitu Maria Johny | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar
Ahead of WWDC 2023, Apple rolls out first iOS 16.6, iPadOS 16.6 beta
The rollout comes days after the public release of iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5.
Published on May 21, 2023 08:59 PM IST
Northeast's first Vande Bharat Express on Guwahati-New Jalpaiguri route
Operating six days a week, it is set to be the third Vande Bharat in West Bengal.
Updated on May 21, 2023 07:03 PM IST
‘No BJP leader has lost their life due to terrorism’: Siddaramaiah
"BJP says that we support terrorism but many Congress leaders like Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi died in terror attacks," Siddaramaiah said.
Updated on May 21, 2023 04:16 PM IST
‘Won’t be pet dog': Abhishek Banerjee after CBI quizzing in Bengal jobs scam
Abhishek Banerjee alleged that he was being harassed by the BJP against the backdrop of his recently launched Jono Sanjog Yatra.
Updated on May 20, 2023 10:49 PM IST
‘Useless’: Siddaramaiah slams previous BJP govt for ‘ ₹5,495 cr loss’
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah also blamed union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the state suffering ‘losses’.
Updated on May 20, 2023 08:30 PM IST
‘Delhi govt began flexing’: BJP on why Centre issued ordinance
BJP's Ravi Shankar Prasad asserted that the ordinance was necessitated to bring in ‘accountability’ and protect ‘upright’ officers in Delhi.
Updated on May 20, 2023 06:15 PM IST
100 km in 100 hours: Ghaziabad-Aligarh Expressway stretch scripts history
Union minister Nitin Gadkari said that the 118 kilometre-long Ghaziabad-Aligarh stretch of NH34 is an important trade link.
Updated on May 20, 2023 04:02 PM IST
‘Opposition spreading fear’: Amit Malviya after RBI scraps ₹2,000 notes
BJP's Amit Malviya slammed the opposition on Friday for criticising RBI's decision to withdraw ₹2,000 currency notes.
Updated on May 19, 2023 11:00 PM IST
RBI website crashes after announcing the scrapping of ₹2,000 notes
The official website of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) crashed due to the heavy search volume after it asked banks to stop issuing the ₹2000 banknotes.
Updated on May 19, 2023 08:25 PM IST
How to exchange your ₹2,000 notes after RBI scraps circulation: FAQs answered
First issued in 2016, the ₹2000 currency was introduced to cater to the economy’s requirements after the demonetisation of ₹500 and ₹1000 banknotes.
Updated on May 22, 2023 11:48 AM IST
‘Centre plotting to reverse SC order’: Kejriwal on govt official's transfer row
The Delhi government was given executive power in services matters, including transfer and posting of officers, in a Supreme Court ruling last week.
Updated on May 19, 2023 06:40 PM IST
Pakistan economic crisis drives massive 84% dip in vehicle sales
In April, Pakistan saw 2,844 vehicles being sold compared to the 18,626 units in the same month last year.
Updated on May 19, 2023 05:13 PM IST
Apple unveils WWDC 2023 schedule: Date, time, what to expect. All details here
The 2023 World Developers Conference is set to take place in Apple Park from June 5 to June 9.
Updated on May 18, 2023 11:19 PM IST
Ashneer Grover slams 20% TCS on credit card usage outside India
Ashneer Grover took a jibe at the government's new rule that implemented a higher 20% rate of Tax Collected at Source (TCS) on international credit cards.
Published on May 18, 2023 09:14 PM IST