December 4, 2021

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Refuting the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) allegations that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in West Bengal has denied permission to hold a rath yatra from Nadia district, the TMC said on Twitter that the party was indulging in “malicious propaganda”.

“GoWB has not denied permission to any Yatra, as claimed by @BJP4Bengal They are indulging in malicious propaganda with neither substance nor truth. BJP must show material evidence of GoWB denying permission to their Yatra. This is BJP’s attempt to claim victimhood,” the Trinamool Congress tweeted.

A total of 814 players from India and 283 from overseas – registered for the auction with most entries coming from the West Indies (56) followed by Australia (42) and South Africa (38).

While Starc, who last played in the T20 league in 2015, misses out once more, Root — centurion on the first day of the ongoing opening Test against India, too didn’t enroll for the second successive time, joining fellow England players Harry Gurney and Tom Banton, who also did not register.

ENGLAND Test skipper Joe Root and Australian speedstar Mitchell Starc opted out while tainted Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and India’s S Sreesanth were among the 1097 players who registered for the much-awaited IPL auction to be held here on February 18.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1 presented the Union Budget 2021 and revised the expenditure target for FY 2021 at Rs 34.50 lakh crore. She allocated Rs Rs 2,23,846 crore for health, Rs 1.18 lakh crore for road infra, Rs 1,10,055 crore for Railways, Outlay over Rs 3 lakh crore for power and set the divestment target for FY22 at Rs 1.75 lakh crore, among other things.

A total of 814 players from India and 283 from overseas – registered for the auction with most entries coming from the West Indies (56) followed by Australia (42) and South Africa (38).

While Starc, who last played in the T20 league in 2015, misses out once more, Root — centurion on the first day of the ongoing opening Test against India, too didn’t enroll for the second successive time, joining fellow England players Harry Gurney and Tom Banton, who also did not register.

ENGLAND Test skipper Joe Root and Australian speedstar Mitchell Starc opted out while tainted Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and India’s S Sreesanth were among the 1097 players who registered for the much-awaited IPL auction to be held here on February 18.

05/02/2020

Sumit Nagal was expecting a clash against a top-10 player in his opener but the India tennis player on Friday drew Lithuania’s Ricardas Berankis as his first round opponent at the Australian open.

It will be Nagal’s second clash against the world number 72 in as many weeks after losing to the Lithuanian early this week in the build-up event.

05/02/2021

Arjun Tendulkar has registered for the lucrative Indian Premier League! With the next Tendulkar ready to burst into the scene, will the 21-year-old find a bidder? What are his chances of being lapped up by Mumbai Indians in the upcoming mini-auction in Chennai? He is a rookie but a left-armer and that could work in his favour in the auction. The seamer has set his base price at Rs 20 lakh.

 
05/02/2021

India’s mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa was rewarded for its stupendous show at the recent-concluded Asia leg as it broke into the world’s top 20 in the latest BWF rankings announced on Tuesday.

Satwik and Ashwini, who had become the first Indian mixed doubles pair to reach the semi-finals of a world tour Super 1000 event at the Toyota Thailand Open, jumped 16 places to reach a career-best ranking of world number 19.

02/02/2020

Indian cricketers must get two weeks break after this season of IPL to recover from fatigue since staying in Bio-Bubbles is “mentally draining”, head coach Ravi shastri said on Friday.
 
05/02/2020 

 A healthy management commentary by ICICI Bank, post its March quarter results announcement, fuelled rally across the financial sector at the bourses on Monday. Add to it, a positive investment sentiment in the global markets helped the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex and the Nifty50 indices vault over 1 per cent.

HCL Technologies has claimed that it is shifting workload from India to other geographies in order to sustain business continuity amid the second wave of record-high Covid cases. The company has claimed that it is engaging closely with clients to prioritise work.

The action plan, reviewed by PTI, calls on ONGC to consider sale of stake in maturing fields such as Panna-Mukta and Ratna and R-Series in western offshore and onshore fields like Gandhar in Gujarat to private firms while divesting/privatising ‘non-performing’ marginal fields.

MUMBAI: HSBC has retained its growth forecasts for India despite the second waveof Covid and has said that it intends to grow its business in India. The bank, which has around 39,000 employees here, gets a big chunk of revenue from the country and sees it as biggest economy by 2030.

All-time high deal pipeline, robust margin and strong growth in key areas reaffirm our conviction in HCL, Edelweiss said.

Private equity firm Blackstone on Monday made a ₹8,262 crore offer to acquire an additional 26 per cent stake in Mphasis Ltd as it looked to consolidate its holding in the IT outsourcing service provider amid a surge in demand for cloud computing

“It was decided in an all party meeting that Vedanta be allowed to operate the oxygen plant for a temporary period of four months,” the Tamil Nadu government said in a statement, adding that production of copper would not be permitted.

Microsoft will continue to use its voice, resources, and technology to aid relief efforts, and support the purchase of critical oxygen concentration devices,” said the company’s CEO Satya Nadella, amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.

Gold prices inched higher on Monday, helped by a soft dollar ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting this week, while palladium held below a record peak scaled last week.