Shobhit Gupta
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Subway’s co-founder donates half of the sandwich giant to charity

The donation could be worth as much as $5 billion and has been made to the Peter and Lucia Buck Foundation (PCLB).

The donation could be worth as much as $5 billion. (Twitter)
The donation could be worth as much as $5 billion. (Twitter)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 06:37 PM IST

Budget 2023: Sitharaman delivers her shortest budget speech today at 87 minutes

In 2020, Sitharaman broke her own record of making the longest-ever budget address while presenting the budget 2020-21 in two hours and 42 minutes.

Budget 2023: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Union Budget 2023-24 on the second day of Budget Session of Parliament.(ANI)
Budget 2023: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Union Budget 2023-24 on the second day of Budget Session of Parliament.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 01, 2023 07:03 PM IST

Budget 2023: Smoking to get costlier as Centre hikes custom duty on cigarettes

Budget 2023: Shares of cigarette companies, including Godfrey Phillips India and ITC Ltd, plunged by up to 5 per cent on the BSE on after the announcement.

The government has increased the custom duty on cigarettes by 16%.(Representative image)
The government has increased the custom duty on cigarettes by 16%.(Representative image)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 02:18 PM IST

Thousands of cab drivers to boycott Ola, Uber in Guwahati from today. Here's why

Around 18,000 cab drivers and 16,000 Rapido bike riders will stop providing the aggregators’ services.

Guwahati: Ola-Uber Cab Services to Go Off-Road from Feb 1.(Representative image)
Guwahati: Ola-Uber Cab Services to Go Off-Road from Feb 1.(Representative image)
Updated on Feb 01, 2023 06:35 PM IST

Budget 2023: Here’s how you can download the Budget document

Budget 2023: After the budget speech is over, the full text of the speech will be available on indiabudget.gov.in.

Budget 2023: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Union Budget 2023-24 in the Lok Sabha, (PTI)
Budget 2023: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Union Budget 2023-24 in the Lok Sabha, (PTI)
Updated on Feb 01, 2023 12:26 PM IST

Budget 2023: FM Sitharaman's past key budget announcements on banking

Like the previous two Union Budgets, the Union Budget 2023-24 will also be delivered in paperless form whose preparation commenced on October 10, 2022.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during Budget 2022.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during Budget 2022.
Published on Jan 30, 2023 11:16 PM IST

‘I am shattered...’: Malala Yusufzai on Pakistan mosque attack

At least 47 people have lost their lives and over 100 injured after a blast rocked a mosque inside Pakistan's Peshawar Police headquarters in Peshawar, situated close to tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

Security officials and rescue workers gather at the site of suicide bombing inside a mosque, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. A suicide bomber struck Monday inside a mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing multiple people and wounding scores of worshippers, officials said. AP/PTI(AP01_30_2023_000339B)(AP)
Security officials and rescue workers gather at the site of suicide bombing inside a mosque, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023. A suicide bomber struck Monday inside a mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing multiple people and wounding scores of worshippers, officials said. AP/PTI(AP01_30_2023_000339B)(AP)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 08:24 PM IST

Waitress' blunder leaves 7 customers hospitalised in China. Here's what happened

The incident happened on January 16 at a restaurant in Zhejiang province of east China.

The incident happened on January 16 at a restaurant in Zhejiang province of east China. (South China Morning Post)
The incident happened on January 16 at a restaurant in Zhejiang province of east China. (South China Morning Post)
Published on Jan 29, 2023 05:48 PM IST

Railway Minister on major change after litter in Vande Bharat caught on cam

Ashwini Vaishnaw has emphasised on adopting the cleaning process in the same way as it is practised in flights where a member from the cleaning staff will move a garbage collection bag across the coach asking the passengers to the trash in the bag.

Railway Minister on major change after litter in Vande Bharat caught on cam.(Twitter)
Railway Minister on major change after litter in Vande Bharat caught on cam.(Twitter)
Published on Jan 29, 2023 04:32 PM IST

Odisha health minister critical after being shot at by ASI; CID probe ordered

The incident took place in Brajrajnagar town in Jharsuguda district when the minister was on his way to attend a program today.

Odisha's Health and Family Welfare minister Naba Kishore Das.(File)
Odisha's Health and Family Welfare minister Naba Kishore Das.(File)
Updated on Jan 29, 2023 06:16 PM IST
By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi lauds IISc Bengaluru for this 'amazing' record

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed his first Mann Ki Baat of the year 2023 on Sunday.

In his last Mann Ki Baat of 2022, PM Modi said the country had become the world's fifth-largest economy in 2022. (ANI)
In his last Mann Ki Baat of 2022, PM Modi said the country had become the world's fifth-largest economy in 2022. (ANI)
Published on Jan 29, 2023 12:33 PM IST

Princess Diana’s iconic ball gown auctioned for over $600,000 in New York

Princess Diana, one of the most popular fashionistas in history, wore the purple ball dress in an official royal portrait in 1991 and during a Vanity Fair photoshoot in 1997.

Princess Diana, hailed as a fashionista, wore the purple ball dress in an official royal portrait in 1991.(Sothebys)
Princess Diana, hailed as a fashionista, wore the purple ball dress in an official royal portrait in 1991.(Sothebys)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 07:56 PM IST

‘Sad to see this’: Pic of litter on floor of Vande Bharat train goes viral

Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer Awanish Sharan shared the photograph on Twitter showing litter strewn on the floor of the train.

IAS officer Awanish Sharan shared the photograph on Twitter showing litter strewn on the floor of the train. (Twitter)
IAS officer Awanish Sharan shared the photograph on Twitter showing litter strewn on the floor of the train. (Twitter)
Updated on Jan 29, 2023 03:57 PM IST

IAF Mirage-2000 jet crash in Madhya Pradesh: 5 things to know about aircraft

Two fighter aircraft of IAF were involved in an accident when they were on routine operational flying training mission.

Mirage 2000, manufactured by France’s Dassault Aviation, is one of the Indian Air Force (IAF)’s most versatile fighter jets.(PTI)
Mirage 2000, manufactured by France’s Dassault Aviation, is one of the Indian Air Force (IAF)’s most versatile fighter jets.(PTI)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 03:52 PM IST

Anant Ambani, fiancé Radhika Merchant offer prayers at Tirumala temple

The couple participated in various rituals like Archana Seva along with darshan at the holy shrine.

Anant Ambani, fiancé Radhika Merchant offer prayers at Tirumala temple.(Twitter)
Anant Ambani, fiancé Radhika Merchant offer prayers at Tirumala temple.(Twitter)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 02:00 PM IST

Omar Abdullah joins Rahul Gandhi, Cong' Bharat Jodo Yatra in J&K

The Bharat Jodo Yatra resumed its peg in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. The yatra will take the night halt at Anantnag. Party workers lined up on both sides of Banihal Novyog tunnel waited in chilly weather to receive the yatra.

Omar Abdullah joined Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to march in the closing stages of the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' in Jammu and Kashmir.(Twitter)
Omar Abdullah joined Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to march in the closing stages of the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' in Jammu and Kashmir.(Twitter)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 12:30 PM IST

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: History, significance, and theme

Holocaust Remembrance Day: The Holocaust, also called as the Shoah, was Hitler’s “Final Solution” for eliminating Jews within Germany’s grasp.

The United Nations designated January 27 as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in honour of six million Jews killed in the Holocaust.(AFP)
The United Nations designated January 27 as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in honour of six million Jews killed in the Holocaust.(AFP)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 08:05 AM IST

Watch| Israel wishes India on its 74th Republic Day through a diverse video

Republic Day 2023: In a 2-minute-long video shared by the embassy, several Israeli diplomats were seen extending their wishes in Hindi, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Bangla, Urdu, Marathi, and Assamese, at various public locations in Delhi.

Republic Day 2023: Naor Gilon, ambassador of Israel to India. (Twitter)
Republic Day 2023: Naor Gilon, ambassador of Israel to India. (Twitter)
Published on Jan 26, 2023 10:19 AM IST

74th Republic Day: Know the chief guest, theme and other details

Republic Day 2023: This year Republic Day celebration is themed around ‘Jan-Bhagidari (participation of people)'

Republic Day 2023: This year, the Republic Day celebration is themed around ‘Jan-Bhagidari (participation of people)'. (PIB)
Republic Day 2023: This year, the Republic Day celebration is themed around ‘Jan-Bhagidari (participation of people)'. (PIB)
Published on Jan 26, 2023 10:09 AM IST

PM Modi greets nation on 74th Republic Day: 'It's also special because...'

Republic Day 2023: India is celebrating its 74th Republic Day today with great enthusiasm and grandeur.

Republic Day 2023: PM Modi greets nation on 74th Republic Day. (File)
Republic Day 2023: PM Modi greets nation on 74th Republic Day. (File)
Published on Jan 26, 2023 08:31 AM IST

Republic Day 2023: Check Delhi Metro timings and how to reach Kartavya Path

Republic Day 2023: The Delhi Metro train service will remain available for commuters at all stations during the Republic Day Parade on Thursday, DMRC said in its advisory.

Republic Day 2023: DMRC offers free metro ride for parade attendees on January 26. ((File))
Republic Day 2023: DMRC offers free metro ride for parade attendees on January 26. ((File))
Published on Jan 26, 2023 06:06 AM IST

PM Modi hands over ‘chadar’ to be offered on Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti

The 811th annual Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti began on January 19 with the flag at the Khwaja’s mausoleum in Ajmer, Rajasthan.

PM Modi hands over ‘chadar’ to be offered on 811th Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. (Twitter)
PM Modi hands over ‘chadar’ to be offered on 811th Urs of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. (Twitter)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 11:39 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

London mayor issues ‘very high’ air-pollution alert

London air pollution: According to the AQI website, London's air quality index stood at 58 and was considered moderate.

London mayor issued ‘very high’ air-pollution alert.(Twitter)
London mayor issued ‘very high’ air-pollution alert.(Twitter)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 11:22 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Republic Day 2023: When, where and how India celebrated its 1st R-Day?

India attained independence from British rule on August 15, 1947, it wasn't until January 26, 1950, that the Constitution came into effect, and India became a sovereign and a republic state.

Republic Day: Revisiting India’s first ever Republic Day celebration on 26 January 1950.(Twitter)
Republic Day: Revisiting India’s first ever Republic Day celebration on 26 January 1950.(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 26, 2023 07:45 AM IST

Video: Egypt prez in Delhi, will be Republic Day 2023 chief guest| 5 points

Republic Day 2023: Both the nations are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations this year.

Republic Day 2023: Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrived in India.(Twitter)
Republic Day 2023: Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrived in India.(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 24, 2023 08:00 PM IST

WATCH | TN minister throws stone at party worker, allegedly for not giving chair

Tamil Nadu Minister of Milk and Dairy development SM Nasar was inspecting the arrangements for an event in Tiruvallur where CM M K Stalin was to participate on Wednesday.

Tamil Nadu Minister SM Nasar throws a stone at party workers in Tiruvallur,(Twitter)
Tamil Nadu Minister SM Nasar throws a stone at party workers in Tiruvallur,(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 24, 2023 03:44 PM IST

UN body condemns burning of Quran in Sweden: '...hatred towards Muslims'

Turkish protestors are demonstrating after a Swedish-Danish activist Rasmus Paludan burnt a copy of the Quran as a sign of protest against Islam and immigrants in the country.

Protesters burn a portrait of Rasmus Paludan, leader of Danish far-right political party in Istanbul on Sunday. (AFP)
Protesters burn a portrait of Rasmus Paludan, leader of Danish far-right political party in Istanbul on Sunday. (AFP)
Published on Jan 23, 2023 11:14 PM IST

Republic Day 2023: Women officers to lead missile contingent, ride motorcycles

Woman officer, Lieutenant Chetana Sharma will be leading made-in-India Akash surface-to-air missile system at the parade, while Lieutenant Dimple Bhati will be a part of the army’s Daredevils motorcycle team.

Republic Day 2023: Woman officer, Lieutenant Chetana Sharma will be leading made-in-India Akash surface-to-air missile system at the parade.(Twitter)
Republic Day 2023: Woman officer, Lieutenant Chetana Sharma will be leading made-in-India Akash surface-to-air missile system at the parade.(Twitter)
Published on Jan 23, 2023 09:34 PM IST

Republic Day 2023: How and where to buy tickets for the parade

Republic Day 2023: The ministry of defence has set up an online portal www.aamantran.mod.gov.in for the people to buy tickets for the Republic Day parade.

Republic Day 2023: The parade will begin at 10 am which will be broadcast live on state-run channels.(ANI)
Republic Day 2023: The parade will begin at 10 am which will be broadcast live on state-run channels.(ANI)
Updated on Jan 25, 2023 12:17 PM IST

Republic Day 2023: Parade timings and where to watch live telecast

Republic Day 2023: The parade will begin at 10 am which will be broadcast live on state-run channels - Doordarshan and Sansad TV. Radio listeners will be able to hear it live too.

Republic Day 2023: The parade will begin at 10 am which will be broadcast live on state-run channels. (PTI)
Republic Day 2023: The parade will begin at 10 am which will be broadcast live on state-run channels. (PTI)
Published on Jan 23, 2023 04:35 PM IST
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