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McDonald’s faces class action over ‘pervasive sexual harassment’

McDonald’s Corp has been hit with a class action lawsuit accusing it of subjecting female employees in its corporate-owned fast-food restaurants in Florida to widespread sexual harassment.
The lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court in Chicago, says the company fostered a climate of “severe or pervasive sexual harassment and a hostile work environment, including groping, physical assaults, and sexually-charged verbal comments.”(Unsplash)
The lawsuit, filed Friday in federal court in Chicago, says the company fostered a climate of “severe or pervasive sexual harassment and a hostile work environment, including groping, physical assaults, and sexually-charged verbal comments.”(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 14, 2020 03:06 PM IST
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Reuters | By HT Correspondent

Copies of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale sequel, The Testaments, released early by mistake

Retailers were instructed to keep The Testaments strictly under wraps until its official release on September 10, but several online customers have already received the much-anticipated novel.
Retailers were instructed to keep The Testaments strictly under wraps until its official release on September 10, but several online customers have already received the much-anticipated novel.(Instagram/ onenightread)
Retailers were instructed to keep The Testaments strictly under wraps until its official release on September 10, but several online customers have already received the much-anticipated novel.(Instagram/ onenightread)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 11:41 AM IST
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New York | By Agence France-Presse

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to announce withdrawal of controversial extradition bill

The protests in the former British colony began in June over the bill, which would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, but have since evolved into a push for greater democracy.
Demonstrators gather during a strike rally at Tamar Park in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she never asked China for permission to resign over the historic unrest rocking the city, while acknowledging that she discussed her struggles in a closed-door meeting. Photographer: Kyle Lam/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Demonstrators gather during a strike rally at Tamar Park in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she never asked China for permission to resign over the historic unrest rocking the city, while acknowledging that she discussed her struggles in a closed-door meeting. Photographer: Kyle Lam/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 12:52 PM IST
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Hong Kong | By Reuters

Warren Buffett’s $4.5mn charity lunch postponed after cryptocurrency promoter falls ill

Sun’s Tron Foundation said all parties have agreed to reschedule the lunch. Buffett’s assistant did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Chinese cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun(REUTERS)
Chinese cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 01:05 AM IST
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‘Do you believe in UFOs?’: China hints at test of new missile

The People’s Liberation Army typically does not announce new missile tests, but occasionally drops hints about what it is up to, amid a massive modernisation push championed by President Xi Jinping to ramp up combat capabilities.
On Sunday, footage circulated on China’s Weibo microblogging service of an object travelling up into the sky, leaving a white trail behind it, over the Bohai Sea, partly closed at the time for military drills.(Reuters FILE/ Representative Image)
On Sunday, footage circulated on China’s Weibo microblogging service of an object travelling up into the sky, leaving a white trail behind it, over the Bohai Sea, partly closed at the time for military drills.(Reuters FILE/ Representative Image)
Published on Jun 04, 2019 03:19 PM IST
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Beijing | By Reuters

US preparing antitrust probe of Google: Report

Justice department officials share antitrust oversight with the Federal Trade Commission, which conducted a wide-ranging investigation of its own into Alphabet-owned Google that ended in 2013 with no action taken.
A new investigation would come as backlash grows against major tech companies that dominate key segments of the online economy.(REUTERS)
A new investigation would come as backlash grows against major tech companies that dominate key segments of the online economy.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 01, 2019 12:12 PM IST
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San Francisco | By Press Trust of India

After China objects to PM Modi’s Arunachal visit, MEA says state integral part

Modi’s visit was part of a series of public meetings in the region aimed at garnering support for the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of elections that are due to be held by May.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the gathering at the inauguration of several development projects.(PTI photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the gathering at the inauguration of several development projects.(PTI photo)
Updated on Feb 09, 2019 06:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Bejing | By HT Correspondent

SBI selects banks for Rs 10,000 crore share sale

SBI’s sale will help bolster its capital buffers as it attempts to grow loans at a faster pace.
A man speaks on a mobile phone outside the State Bank of India building in Mumbai, India. Photographer: ADEEL HALIM(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
A man speaks on a mobile phone outside the State Bank of India building in Mumbai, India. Photographer: ADEEL HALIM(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
Published on Jan 10, 2019 06:03 PM IST
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Bloomberg | By Crystal Tse and Anto Antony

China police detains Marxist student leader for celebrating Mao Zedong’s birthday

A student eyewitness told AFP that Qiu Zhanxuan, the head of Peking University’s Marxist society, was forced into a black car by seven or eight plain-clothes officers near the subway station outside the university’s east gate.
Chinese police detained a well-known Marxist student activist at a top university on Wednesday, a witness said, for attempting to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Mao Zedong.(REUTERS)
Chinese police detained a well-known Marxist student activist at a top university on Wednesday, a witness said, for attempting to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Mao Zedong.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 27, 2018 12:19 AM IST
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Beijing | By Agence France-Presse

Lion Air crash victims’ families to rally as hunt for wreckage steps up

The Boeing Co 737 MAX jet crashed into the Java Sea on Oct. 29 shortly after take-off from Jakarta, but the families expressed concern that the remains of 64 passengers have yet to be identified, with just 30 percent of the plane’s body found.
Families of some of the 189 people killed in a Lion Air plane crash plan a protest rally in Indonesia on Thursday.(AP)
Families of some of the 189 people killed in a Lion Air plane crash plan a protest rally in Indonesia on Thursday.(AP)
Published on Dec 13, 2018 01:00 PM IST
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Jakarta | By Reuters

Student accuses Chinese billionaire of luring her to dinner, raping her

Liu, who was arrested the following evening and held for almost 17 hours before being released with no charges filed, returned to China soon after.
A student has accused a Chinese billionaire of luring her to dinner, raping her.(HT File Photo)
A student has accused a Chinese billionaire of luring her to dinner, raping her.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 01, 2018 01:08 PM IST
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Beijing | By Bloomberg

This woman billionaire bookie just bagged a $281 million pay packet

The figure dwarfs the pay of any public company’s CEO in the U.K. and is a 10 percent increase from her base remuneration of 199.3 million pounds a year earlier.
Bet365’s operating profit jumped 31 percent to 660 million pounds last year.(REUTERS)
Bet365’s operating profit jumped 31 percent to 660 million pounds last year.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 22, 2018 09:40 AM IST
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Bloomberg | By Thomas Seal

Competition commission rejects price-fixing allegations against Uber and Ola

In its judgement, the CCI ruled that there was no evidence the two cab aggregators had conspired to fix prices.(HT File Photo)
In its judgement, the CCI ruled that there was no evidence the two cab aggregators had conspired to fix prices.(HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 07, 2018 04:50 PM IST
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Gurugaman bus service too ‘expensive’, say commuters

Users say though new buses are comfortable, their fares are far higher than shared autos.
The Gurugaman bus service was launched on September 2. Currently, 23 buses operate on a single route.(PARVEEN KUMAR/HT FILE)
The Gurugaman bus service was launched on September 2. Currently, 23 buses operate on a single route.(PARVEEN KUMAR/HT FILE)
Updated on Sep 19, 2018 03:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Prayag Arora-Desai

Donald Trump administration to send ‘Presidential Alert’ on all US cellphones on Thursday

The Trump administration will send a message to all US cellphones on Thursday to test a previously unused alert system that aims to warn the public about national emergencies.
President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a Congressional Medal of Honor Society reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Saturday.(AP)
President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a Congressional Medal of Honor Society reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Saturday.(AP)
Updated on Sep 16, 2018 11:52 AM IST
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