COP24 conference: World Bank pledges $200 billion to combat climate change

2 weeks ago
The World Bank on Monday pledged to commit as much as USD 200 billion from 2021 to 2025 towards fighting the threat of climate change during the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP 24) summit here. Addressing the event, World Bank President Jim  ... ...

Atrisk nations plead for 'justice' at UN climate summit

2 weeks ago
Nations facing imminent environmental disaster called Monday on rich polluters to help them back from the brink, as the UN warned the world's plan to avoid climate catastrophe was "way off course". From glaciers melting in Nepal to the rising seas  ... ...

Forces claim big blow as 7 militants killed in J&K, civilian dies in protests

3 weeks ago
This was the second big success for security forces in two days, with six militants killed in an encounter Friday. Police claimed that the militants who died in Shopian included men behind the killing of an Armyman, Lt Umar Fayaz, in 2017. Written by Six Lashker, Hizb ter ... ...

France's climate change commitments trigger rising diesel prices and street protests

1 month ago
PARIS — The French president is under fire again, this time over rising fuel prices. On Saturday, some 244,000 protesters, many clad in yellow vests, literally took the streets in many places, according to the French Interior Ministry. The ministry ... ...

Binny Bansal's exit: More heads to roll at Flipkart as homegrown giant's loyalists may not fit into Walmart culture

1 month ago
Myntra Jabong CEO Anant Narayanan on Friday rejected media reports claiming that he was on his way out following the resignation of Flipkart CEO Binny Bansal recently. "I'm very excited about Myntra. I certainly intend to continue," Narayanan said. Was Flipkart Group Myntra ... ...

Google to End Forced Arbitration for SexualHarassment Claims

1 month ago
Google said it will end its requirement for employee sexualharassment claims to be handled in private arbitration, a move that comes one week after thousands of workers walked out of the company's offices around the world to protest its handling of  ... ...

Sensex rallies 246 points as Samvat 2075 opens on strong footing

1 month ago
Benchmark Sensex surged 246 points to end above the key 35,000mark on Wednesday as investors built up fresh positions in the special Muhurat session to mark the beginning of Hindu Samvat year 2075. The Sensex, after a gap up opening at 35,301.88,  ... ...

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