Naomi Osaka Quits the French Open

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PARIS — Naomi Osaka dropped out of the French Open one day after officials threatened to expel her from the season’s second Grand Slam tournament if she continued to refuse to attend news conferences after her matches. The move was a dramatic turn in the high-stakes standoff between the most powerful officials in tennis and … Read more

Congress seeks govt explanation on ‘mounting bank frauds’


The Congress asked the government to explain the mounting trend of bank frauds from 2014-15 to 20120-21 as shown in the annual reports of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and alleged that this unchecked fraud would only make “the nation’s journey from the promised $5 trillion economy to a Rs 5 trillion bank fraud”. … Read more

India’s fatality rate rises to 1.2% from 1% in over 3 weeks


India’s case fatality rate, the proportion of Covid-19 infected people who have died, has increased to almost 1.2% now from 1% in early May, with around 330,000 confirmed deaths. The national Covid-19 death ratio was 1% in the week ending May 7 and rose steadily through the month as the second wave peaked in mid-May. … Read more

Pepperfry expects to join unicorn club soon, to launch IPO after booking profit


NEW DELHI: Online furniture company Pepperfry would be in the unicorn club — companies with a valuation of more than USD 1 billion — by the time its initial public offer hits the market, a top official of the company said on Monday. Pepperfry co-founder and COO Ashish Shah while sharing plans to expand offline … Read more

Best Memorial Day deals at Walmart: Savings on TCL smart TV, Eureka Groove robot vacuum, a portable gas griddle and more


Today is Memorial Day, and there are plenty of great deals available to help you save big on must-have items. For example, Walmart’s Memorial Day weekend sales include huge price cuts on appliances, technology and even a propane grill. The retailer is pulling out all the stops to offer huge discounts on all kinds of … Read more

Second wave rendered 1 cr Indians jobless; 97 pc households’ incomes declined in pandemic: CMIE


Over 10 million Indians have lost their jobs because of the second wave of COVID-19, and around 97 per cent of households’ incomes have declined since the beginning of the pandemic last year, Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) chief executive Mahesh Vyas said on Monday. The unemployment rate measured by the think-tank is expected … Read more

Shrimps go up with extra-time penalty

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Morecambe will play in the Football League’s third tier for the first time in their history, after Carlos Mendes Gomes’ contentious penalty sent them to League One at Newport County’s expense. The Shrimps’ magic moment came in the second period of extra time, when referee Bobby Madley judged Ryan Haynes had fouled John O’Sullivan. Newport … Read more