Clouds of price hike may eclipse solar industry

Government-proposed duties on imported photovoltaic (PV) modules would raise their price by 40 percent in 2022. Bengaluru: Solar energy consultants and experts say that a drop in supply of PV modules from China and government-imposed duties would temporarily raise the price of solar projects in the months ahead. The rise in prices will be preceded […]

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Afghan students in Bengaluru start online crowdfunding

The campaign that targets to raise Rs. 10 lakh will help more than 250 students in need. Bengaluru: Afghan students in Bengaluru have started online crowdfunding to raise funds for themselves in the city. Syed Hasan Anwari, a student at Jain University said, “After approaching multiple government institutions and civil organizations, I did not get […]

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Mehul Choksi’s repatriation from Dominica stayed: Dominica court

As Mehul Choksi’s lawyer filed a habeas corpus petition, a court in Dominica stayed Choksi’s repatriation from Dominica. Bengaluru:  Mehul Choksi’s repatriation from Dominica has been stayed by a Dominican court, as Choksi’s lawyer filed a habeas corpus petition in Dominica. “The legal team has filed a habeas corpus petition in Dominica for Mehul Choksi […]

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PNB Scam: Mehul Choksi captured in Dominica

India does not have an extradition arrangement with Dominica. Mumbai: Mehul Choksi, fugitive diamantaire, was captured in Dominica and is in its Criminal Investigation Department (CID) custody. According to reports, they are going to deport him directly to India.  India, however,  does not share an extradition treaty or arrangement with Dominica. “If they are going […]

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Sri Lanka starts cleaning coast after fire on ship

As debris washes ashore from the Singapore-registered container ship MV X-Press Pearl, the Sri Lankan Marine Environment Protection Authority begins to remove waste from the coast. Bengaluru: The Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) of Sri Lanka has started the process to remove the cargo that washed ashore from the Singapore-registered container ship MV X-Press Pearl […]

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Tokyo: India continues to prep

“I need to continue training to maintain my progress. Next year is a big year with Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games,” said Srihari Natraj, Indian swimmer Bangalore: Members and athletes of the Indian Sports Association (ISA) continue training as they look forward to Tokyo Olympics and other international competitions.  “The athletes are all dependent […]

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Police Brutality towards Black people still on a rise

One year after George Floyd’s death, Black people are three times more likely to be killed in police encounters, in the US. Indore: Police officers in the United States of America (USA) have killed a person (almost) every day in 2021. More than 300 people have been shot dead so far, and Black people are […]

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Long way to the top for Indian women billionaires

Out of 140 billionaires in India, only seven are women. Chandigarh: India became the third highest in the world by producing 140 billionaires in the Forbes World’s Billionaire List, 2021, after China and the United States. But only five percent of these Indian billionaires were women. Only seven women became billionaires in India as opposed […]

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