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Petrified Forest National Park to begin phased reopening

HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP) - Petrified Forest National Park in northeastern Arizona is reopening some of its facilities and areas that have been closed to the public since March 24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Park officials said Wednesday that a phased approach t

Outlook for diagnostics industry favourable for growth: Dr Lal PathLabs

The company, in its Annual Report for 2019-20, stated that instances and situations like the COVID-19 outbreak further boost the importance of diagnostics as an integral part of healthcare system.

Crude oil futures slip 1.22%, Brent trades below $43 a barrel

In the futures market, crude oil for July delivery touched an intraday high of Rs 3,032 and an intraday low of Rs 2,994 per barrel on MCX.

Khabib's late father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov to have home village in Dagestan renamed in his honor after seven days of mourning

The Dagestan village of Kirovaul, where Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov lived and was buried following his death last week, will be renamed in his honor once seven days of mourning have been observed, a local leader has announced. Read Full Article at

The Latest: 2 more badminton tournaments canceled

Two more badminton tournaments have been canceled in the revamped calendar because of the coronavirus pandemic

At least 21 killed, 15 injured as bus filled with school children veers off road, crashes into reservoir in China (VIDEO)

At least 21 people have died and 15 have been left seriously injured after a bus carrying high school students veered off a road, broke through a guardrail and sank into a reservoir in southwest China. Read Full Article at

Indian palm oil demand dips as food sector, households seek alternatives

The impact of the shuttered food courts and street vendors is compounded by reduced demand at retail stores

Exclusive | India likely to announce hike in duty on imports from China in next two-three months

In FY 2018-19, bilateral trade between China and India was worth $88 billion, with a trade deficit of $53.5 billion in China’s favour, the widest India has with any country

Economists call for more direct cash payments tied to the health of the US economy

The $600 supplement Congress added to weekly unemployment benefits are set to expire at the end of the month, leaving jobless Americans at risk of facing a cash cliff while jobs are still scarce.

Egypt, Jordan, France & Germany warn Israel on West Bank plans, want to restart its ‘engagement with Palestinians’

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Adviser to Russian Space Agency chief arrested on suspicion of passing information to NATO intelligence

The adviser to the head of Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of treason. Formerly a journalist, Ivan Safronov was working at Roscosmos for two months. Read Full Article at

‘Not high risk’: Bubonic plague outbreak in China is ‘well managed’ – WHO

The reported outbreak of bubonic plague in Mongolia and China is not considered to pose a high risk, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said, adding that it is closely monitoring the situation. Read Full Article at

ED registers case against GVK promoters under Prevention of Money Laundering Act

This development comes a week after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered a case of cheating and forgery against the GVK Group, its promoter GVK Reddy, Sanjay Reddy, MIAL and nine other companies for causing a loss of Rs 705 crore to the govern

Instamojo charts revival story, hits cash flow positivity in July 2020

Looking to make net profits by the end of the current financial year.

Centre to come up with SOPs for shooting films in India in wake of COVID-19 pandemic: Prakash Javadekar

Speaking at the inauguration of #39;FICCI FRAMES 2020, a convention on the business of entertainment, Javadekar said all stakeholders need to work together to make progress and harness the soft power of India -- media and entertainment.

As FOMO drives torrid Chinese stocks rally, 2015 is a faint memory

Blue-chip Chinese stocks have been rising for six days and rose in heavy volume to their highest since June 2015 on Tuesday. The yuan is threatening to strengthen past the closely watched 7-per-dollar mark.

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine at least six months away from launch, says Adar Poonawalla

The vaccine is currently in Phase III human trials, which is being administered to around 8,000 participants

Ranked: Hamilton's top 10 Formula 1 wins

Michael Schumacher's record of 91 wins is not very far away and, depending on the competitiveness of his Mercedes and the length of the campaign, Hamilton could reach it this year.For this list, we looked at Hamilton's experience at the time, the machinery a

Sliding doors: Usman and Masvidal NARROWLY AVOID each other as welterweight rivals prepare to fly to Abu Dhabi for UFC 251 (VIDEO)

The fighters involved in this weekend's UFC 251 event are beginning to arrive in Abu Dhabi for «UFC Fight Island,» and rivals Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal were in closer proximity than even they realized ahead of fight night. Read Full Article

No intention to allow street vendors to resume business: Maharashtra Govt to Bombay HC

Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni told a division bench of Justices A A Sayed and M S Karnik that the state government does not have a policy for street vendors and it is also not contemplating framing any as of now.

US student visa restrictions: Can you be deported, will your fee be refunded and other questions answered

Do the new ICE rules mean you can never go back to the US for studies? Read on for answers to all your questions on the latest rules related on US student visas

Australia warns of 'arbitrary detention' risk in China

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia on Tuesday warned its citizens that they may be at risk of “arbitrary detention” if they visit China. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in an updated travel advisory for China that “authorities have de

Farfus replaces Turner at Aston Martin for final WEC races

Farfus, who contested the bulk of the 2018/19 WEC superseason for BMW, including both of that campaign's two Le Mans 24 Hours, has been recruited to drive the British manufacturer's factory-run GTE Am entry by car owner Paul Dalla Lana.The Brazilian will shar

K Fund has another €70M to back early-stage Spanish startups and is launching a pre-seed program

K Fund is officially outing its fund II today, which sits at €70 million, up from €50 million the first time around. The remit remains the same, however: targeting Spanish startups with an international outlook, the seed-stage firm plans to invest from

European soccer clubs face $4.5B income drop over next year

European soccer clubs expect to lose $4.5 billion in revenue over the next year because of the coronavirus pandemic

Sadbhav Infrastructure Projects Q4 consolidated net profit at Rs 1,287 crore

The highways builder had clocked a consolidated net loss before minority interest of Rs 86.42 crore in the corresponding period last year, the company said in a regulatory filing to the BSE.

COVID-19 has held back launch of some of the most anticipated routes

For airlines, months, and at times, years of efforts go into announcing a route. This involves looking at the fleet plans for the next couple of years and planning aircraft delivery based on estimations.

US firms in India not ready to pay digital tax, lobby group says

India in March said all foreign billings for digital services provided in the country would be taxed at 2 percent from April 1, a move that caught US technology firms off guard as they were battling the coronavirus pandemic.

KV Kamath says health of small businesses key to success of Atmanirbhar Bharat

He said that Indian companies needed to see if some of their requirements could be met locally instead of through imports.

Natural gas futures jump 5.45% in afternoon trade

In the futures market, natural gas for July delivery touched an intraday high of Rs 141.80 and an intraday low of Rs 134.80 per mmBtu on the MCX

Financials in focus; Bajaj Finance, M&M Financial, Bandhan Bank up over 5%

MAS Financial, Ujjivan Financial, HUDCO, Cholamandalam Investment, Aditya Birla Money, Geojit Financial, AU SFB, and CreditAccess Grameen were up in the range of 5 per cent to 9 per cent on the BSE.

Zoom, TikTok pause data requests from Hong Kong authorities following new national security law, joining Facebook and WhatsApp

US video conferencing platform Zoom has joined Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Telegram in suspending data requests from Hong Kong authorities following the enactment of the new national security law. Read Full Article at

Musk mocks Tesla short-sellers by selling red satin short shorts

Tesla’s website briefly crashed this week as CEO Elon Musk launched the sale of red satin shorts, lampooning investors who are betting against the electric carmaker. Read Full Article at

India seeks tighter control on Chinese goods coming in from 3rd countries following deadly border conflict

India’s Commerce and Industry Ministry is considering stricter scrutiny of goods coming from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, South Korea, and the Asia bloc. The move aims to stop banned Chinese imports coming through these countries. Read Full Article at

AP Was There: Serena beats Venus for 1st Wimbledon title

Tennis history is filled with wonderful rivalries

Organise, a platform for worker rights, raises £570K seed funding led by Ada Ventures

Organise, a U.K. startup that has built a platform to help workers organise and campaign for better rights, has raised £570,000 in seed funding. The round is led by Ada Ventures, fitting into the VC firm’s remit to back “overlooked markets and fo

OwnBackup lands $50M as backup for Salesforce ecosystem thrives

OwnBackup has made a name for itself primarily as a backup and disaster recovery system for the Salesforce ecosystem, and today the company announced a $50 million investment. Insight Partners led the round with participation from Salesforce Ventures and Vert

Mercedes CEO quashes talk of feud with Wolff

Amid discussions between teams and F1 bosses over a future Concorde Agreement from next year, there has been a winter of speculation about Mercedes' ongoing commitment to grand prix racing.Reports suggested that the German car manufacturer was ready to pull o

Franklin MF in talks with bond issuers to list unlisted debt on bourses

Fund house exploring ways to expedite secondary market sales, improve liquidity

Nationalistic fervour aside, but what will it take for comments by Sajjan Jindal Anand Mahindra to come true?

The anti-China sentiment provides an opportunity for Indian business. But it will take a lot more to make the most of it, says Tarun Bhatia of Kroll, a corporate investigations and risk consulting firm.
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