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It will be the first face-to-face talks between Washington and Beijing in months as the two negotiate acrimonious ties.(AFP)

Beijing slams US before top diplomat’s key visit

By Sutirtho Patranobis
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 03:16 AM IST
  • State councillor and foreign minister Wang made the remarks at the third round of China-Pakistan foreign ministers’ strategic dialogue with counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi held in Chengdu, China’s Sichuan province on Friday.
A protester holds an Italian flag as he takes part in a demonstration in Piazza del Popolo in Rome.(AFP)
A protester holds an Italian flag as he takes part in a demonstration in Piazza del Popolo in Rome.(AFP)

Rage over Covid-19 lockdowns

Agencies |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 03:08 AM IST
  • Dozens of protesters were arrested after an unauthorised march in Sydney, with New South Wales police minister David Elliott branding those who took part as “morons”.
US defence secretary Lloyd Austin.(AP file)
US defence secretary Lloyd Austin.(AP file)

US to Afghanistan: Focus on slowing insurgents’ charge

Agencies | , Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 03:02 AM IST
  • Reuters reported that Afghanistan’s military is overhauling its war strategy against the Taliban to concentrate troops around critical areas such as Kabul and other cities, border crossings and vital infrastructure.
In comparison, during FY19, 101 of the AAI-operated airports made losses totalling <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1,668.69 crore.
In comparison, during FY19, 101 of the AAI-operated airports made losses totalling 1,668.69 crore.

Airports continue to report losses amid Covid turbulence

Livemint | By Rhik Kundu, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 02:49 AM IST
  • The losses were more than double those in the previous year, when 91 of these airports reported total losses 1,368.82 crore, according to data submitted by V.K. Singh, minister of state for civil aviation in the Lok Sabha.
J&amp;K recorded aggregate technical and commercial (AT&amp;C) losses of 60.5% in the year ended March 2020.
J&K recorded aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses of 60.5% in the year ended March 2020.

Jammu & Kashmir leads in discom losses, Delhi turns best performer

Livemint | By Utpal Bhaskar, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 02:40 AM IST
  • The high loss figure of J&K was followed by Nagaland (52.9%), Arunachal Pradesh (45.7%), Bihar (40.4%) and Tripura (37.9%).
Byju’s has shelled out more than $2.2 billion in acquiring complementary businesses in 2021 alone.(Shutterstock)
Byju’s has shelled out more than $2.2 billion in acquiring complementary businesses in 2021 alone.(Shutterstock)

Byju’s buys Toppr, Great Learning in $750 mn deal

Livemint | By Tarush Bhalla, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 02:27 AM IST
  • With this, Byju’s has acquired six startups in 2021, across India and the US.
This guidance came, although Bharat Biotech hadn’t submitted its phase 3 data to Indian regulators.
This guidance came, although Bharat Biotech hadn’t submitted its phase 3 data to Indian regulators.

Covaxin stares at an uncertain US launch

Livemint | By Divya Rajagopal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 02:23 AM IST
  • In a class-action lawsuit filed in the district of Pennsylvania this month, shareholders of Ocugen alleged that the company’s promoters Shankar Musnuri and Sanjay Subramaniam committed fraud by deliberately sharing materially false and misleading statements over the progress of Covaxin vaccine between February 2 and June 10.
The Supreme Court’s Friday verdict may make fundraising an uphill task for Vodafone Idea.(File photo)
The Supreme Court’s Friday verdict may make fundraising an uphill task for Vodafone Idea.(File photo)

Voda Group, Aditya Birla may dilute their stake in Voda Idea

By Anirudh Laskar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2021 04:29 AM IST
  • Vodafone Idea’s UK parent owns a 45% stake in the company, and the Indian promoter group, which includes Kumar Mangalam Birla and Aditya Birla Group firms, holds a 26% stake.
The vehicle, which had 11 passengers, was on its way to Chitkul, a scenic village close to the China occupied Tibetan Autonomous Region. (HT Photo)
The vehicle, which had 11 passengers, was on its way to Chitkul, a scenic village close to the China occupied Tibetan Autonomous Region. (HT Photo)

Shooting stones hit mini-bus in HP’s Kinnaur, 9 tourists dead

By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 02:08 AM IST
Boulders rained down on a tempo traveller, which was carrying 11 passengers, pushing it down a 400ft gorge
 (Representative Image/HT File)
(Representative Image/HT File)

Weekend curfew lifted in J&K

By Ashiq Hussain, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2021 01:57 AM IST
As per the orders issued by state executive committee (SEC) chief secretary Arun Kumar Mehta while there will be no weekend curfew in any district, night curfew will remain in force in all the districts from 8pm to 7am.
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