8500 US Troops On Alert As Western Leaders Discuss Russian Military Build-up Near Ukraine

The United States has set around 8,500 combat-ready soldiers on alert to deploy at short notice as the tense situation along the Russia-Ukraine border evolves. “If the NATO force is activated, (Defense Secretary Lloyd) Austin’s order would allow the United States to rapidly deploy additional brigade combat teams, along with units specializing in logistics, medical, aviation, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, […]

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The men who antagonize Apple and Yahoo

(CNN)The quest for control of Kohl’s (KSS) is heating up. On Saturday, the retailer received an unsolicited $9 billion bid to go private from a consortium backed by an activist investor, according to published sources. The hedge fund, Starboard Value LP, offered to buy the department store chain for $64 a share in cash, The New York Times and The […]

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‘Astrid And Lilly Save The World’ Star Jana Morrison Signs With APA

APA has signed Jana Morrison, the Canadian actress who stars in the new Syfy comedy series Astrid and Lilly Save the World, in a competitive situation. The series created by Noelle Stehman and Betsy Van Stone premieres on USA and Syfy channels on January 26. Its 10-episode first season follows Astrid (Samantha Aucoin) and Lilly (Morrison), two high school best […]

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Record Rs 32,000 Crore Seized in Tax Raids

Since arraignment under money laundering is a tougher offence, the CBDT hopes it will also overcome its dismal score sheet to prove satisfactorily to the courts that these cases were genuine ones of tax evasion. The Central Board of Direct Tax (CBDT) has set a record for search operations against ‘undisclosed income’ in FY22. With two months and a week […]

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Advertisements that Indians find ‘offensive’

Six major triggers were identified – some expected, some new. Veenu Sandhu reports. An advertisement showing two women talking about Cars24’s promise that you can test drive the car and return it with full refund in seven days if it doesn’t work for you has upset a section of men. In the ad, the women say there should be such […]

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How did Nirav Modi pull off PNB fraud?

Theoretically, Modi, who understood corporate finance, committed no crime by raising debt to fund a growing business.In fact, he did a tidy job of it, but his operation started to see the ground underneath it give way in January 2018.A fascinating excerpt from Pavan C Lall’s Flawed: The Rise And Fall Of India’s Diamond Mogul Nirav Modi. Nirav Modi wanted […]

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Asian Markets Trading Mixed

Asian stock markets are trading mixed on Monday, following the mixed cues from Wall Street on Friday, on a spike in crude oil price and as traders focused on recent comments from Federal Reserve officials indicating interest rate hikes are coming as soon as March. Meanwhile, worries about the fast spreading coronavirus Omicron variant’s impact on global economic growth continues […]

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