Daily Archives: June 23, 2019

Travel & fitness new life goals for Indians

Indians are striving for a better work-life balance with aspirations such as overseas travel and physical fitness emerging as new life goals. Also, the top priority for working Indians across segments is providing for their child’s education.

Solvency fears weigh on markets: Uday Kotak

Kotak Mahindra Bank vice-chairman and managing director Uday Kotak has said that concerns of solvency of some institutions are weighing on markets. There is, however, no systemic risk yet, he added.

GST profiteering: Govt to build case with proof

GST officers have one more task — conduct mock purchases to identify businesses that are not passing on benefits of lower taxes to consumers. The government has decided to use the provision of Central Goods and Services Tax Act to collect evidence against suppliers “profiteering” by not transferring the gains of credits for taxes paid on inputs and raw material.

Big sports events today

Here are the big sports events lined up for Monday (June 24) that comprise the ICC World Cup 2019 match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

World Cup: Pakistan knock out South Africa with 49-run win

Pakistan kept alive their slender hopes of making the semifinals while knocking South Africa out of the ICC World Cup with a 49-run win at Lord’s on Sunday. Batting first, the 1992 champions posted 308 for seven, and then stopped South Africa at 259 for nine in 50 overs.

We are drowned, but we’ll take you with us: Gulbadin warns Bangladesh

“We are already drowned darling, but we’ll take you with us,” Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib said, cheekily warning Bangladesh ahead of their World Cup clash on Monday.

Afghanistan captain uses popular Urdu phrase while addressing media

Afghanistan captain uses popular Urdu phrase while addressing media

Syria regime air strikes kill 5 civilians: War monitor

Syrian regime air strikes killed five civilians including two children Sunday in a northwestern bastion of the opposition. The Idlib region of some three million people is supposed to be protected by a September buffer zone deal, but the jihadist-run enclave has come under mounting bombardment by the govt.

Massive crowd in Prague calls for Czech PM’s resignation

US economic plan for Mideast peace gets chilly reaction

The $50 billion economic plan calls for massive infrastructure projects and job creation for Palestinians. It makes no mention of Palestinian political aspirations – a state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, lands Israel captured in 1967. The plan drew chilly responses from regional allies.