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‘Biased & agenda-driven’: PM Modi’s party takes aim at Bezos-owned WaPo as Indian shopkeepers rise up against Amazon

The Washington Post has taken heat from India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, whose official lamented its coverage as local traders voiced outrage over perceived aggression by another Bezos venture, Amazon. Read Full Article at

Canada scrambles to save Keystone XL pipeline expansion before Biden administration scraps it

Top officials in the key oil-producing province of Alberta, Canada are calling on the country’s government to take urgent action to save the expansion of the Keystone XL pipeline to the United States. Read Full Article at

Market Wrap, Jan 19: Here's all that happened in the markets today

In the intra-day trade, the S&P BSE Sensex zoomed 936 points to hit a high of 49,500 levels

PPRO nabs $180M at a $1B+ valuation to bring together the fragmented world of payments

The pandemic has hastened a shift of most commerce becoming e-commerce in the last year, and that has brought a new focus on startups that are helping to enable that process. In the latest development, PPRO, a London-based startup that has built a platform t

Finance Ministry allows Madhya Pradesh to raise Rs 1,423 crore additional fund through market borrowing

Successful implementation of the reform has made the state eligible to mobilise additional financial resources equivalent to 0.15 per cent of its Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP).

About two-thirds of auto loan needs met by private, foreign lenders: Report

Nearly two-thirds of the auto industry's loan requirements are taken care of by the private and foreign lenders in the country, a report said

Police chief 'baffled' as to why police officers aren't at the front of the Covid-19 vaccine queue

The Metropolitan Police chief has criticised the government's decision not to give policemen and women priority access to Covid-19 vaccinations following a spate of spitting and coughing attacks on frontline officers. Read Full Article at

Who will Trump pardon? As pundits and activists continue to make the case for Assange, Joe Exotic’s reportedly on the list

Donald Trump is expected to pardon more than 100 people hours before leaving the White House on Wednesday, prompting a flurry of speculation and hand-wringing about who they might be. Read Full Article at

US central bank is the SERIAL KILLER of small businesses – Max Keiser

Keiser Report hosts Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert look at the lockdown carnage in the world of small businesses, which employ almost half of all American workers. Read Full Article at

Russia will ignore Western appeals for release of opposition activist Alexey Navalny, says Putin’s spokesman

The Kremlin has said it will not take notice of calls from a number of Western leaders for the release of Moscow protest leader Alexey Navalny, currently behind bars for allegedly violating the terms of a suspended sentence. Read Full Article at

COVID impact «opened the eyes» of Formula 1 teams - Tost

Following initial plans to introduce a $175 million cost cap for the 2021 season, F1 teams agreed to reduce the figure to $145 million from this year after the pandemic caused last year's calendar to be heavily altered.The move came as teams braced for a sign

Swiss government calls on voters to reject nationwide burqa ban in March referendum

The Swiss Federal Council has urged citizens to reject a move to ban the burqa across Switzerland. It suggested regional restrictions on the garment would be more appropriate, and that a nationwide move might impact tourism. Read Full Article at

'Arson' destroys four UNICEF Rohingya schools, days after blaze burned down Bangladeshi camp leaving thousands homeless

UNICEF has condemned an «arson attack» that burned down four learning centers at a Bangladeshi camp for Rohingya refugees, days after a similar blaze left thousands of the religious group homeless. Read Full Article at

Russian policeman under house arrest, reportedly suspected of selling confidential flight information to Bellingcat – RBK sources

A police officer in Samara is being investigated on suspicion of leaking information from the country’s centralized travel records, which registers all tickets bought in Russia, linking them to passengers’ passport numbers. Read Full Article at

'Error in judgement': New York Mets general manager in hot water over X-rated photos including 'erect penis' sent to reporter

Jared Porter, the new general manager of MLB side the New York Mets, is facing a media storm amid a report that he sent a torrent of messages including naked photos of himself to a female reporter in 2016. Read Full Article at

Olympic weightlifting champion charged in doping case

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Olympic weightlifting champion Nijat Rahimov has been charged with swapping his urine samples in a doping case that could threaten his gold medal. The International Testing Agency said late Monday it charged Rahimov and Dumitru Ca

India plans foreign investment rule changes that could hit Amazon

India only allows foreign e-commerce players to operate as a marketplace to connect buyers and sellers. It prohibits them from holding inventories of goods and directly selling them on their platforms.

Why potential vaccine-related legal liabilities worry Covid-19 vaccine makers

As part of their purchase pacts, some countries have agreed to indemnify vaccine makers against claims following any adverse effects. India has not agreed to this so far. Executives of vaccine makers are also worried about the high cost of product liability c

Mindtree shares close over 1% higher as net profit jumps

The Bengaluru-based company had posted a net profit of Rs 197 crore in the year-ago period. Its revenue grew 3 per cent to Rs 2,023.7 crore in the quarter under review, from Rs 1,965.3 crore in the year-ago period.

Welspun One launches Rs 500 crore fund to invest in warehousing and industrial projects

On completion, these assets would be divested to institutional investors including private equity, pension and sovereign funds, REITs, etc so as to provide an exit and deliver the targeted returns to the fund investors.

'Conor is creating a masterpiece. He'll take Dustin apart in 1st round!' McGregor sparring partner Dylan Moran to RT Sport (VIDEO)

Conor McGregor sparring partner Dylan Moran insists his fellow Irishman is «firing on all cylinders» ahead of 'The Notorious' UFC 257 rematch with Dustin Poirer, and believes he will «take apart» the American inside a round. Read Full

India asks WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy, expresses ‘grave concerns’

India has asked WhatsApp to withdraw the planned change to its privacy policy, posing a new headache to Facebook-owned service that identifies the South Asian nation as its biggest market by users. In an email to WhatsApp head Will Cathcart, the nation’

Calling Athens VCs: Be featured in The Great TechCrunch Survey of European VC

TechCrunch is embarking on a major project to survey the venture capital investors of Europe, and their cities. Our <a href=””>survey of VCs in Athens, Greece will capture how the country is faring, and what chan

Bank of Maharashtra third quarter profit rises 14% to Rs 154 crore

The bank was helped by a decline in bad loans

Iron Lynx's all-female Ferrari crew steps up to WEC

Manuela Gostner, Rahel Frey and Michelle Gatting will pilot one of Iron Lynx's two Ferrari 488 GTEs after two consecutive seasons of racing in the European Le Mans Series' GTE division and finishing fourth in the standings in both years.They also contested th

Nissany retains role as Williams F1 test driver

The Israeli, who joined the Grove team last year, is the first support driver to be formally confirmed by the new owners, who took over in September.Nissany drove in three FP1 sessions in 2020 in Spain, Italy and at the first Bahrain race, and he also complet

Espargaro “super nervous” ahead of first Honda MotoGP test

The 2013 Moto2 world champion joins the factory Honda squad for 2021 following a four-year stint with KTM from 2017-2020, during which time he scored six podiums.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic forcing November’s traditional post-season tests to be scra

The Latest: Panel: China, WHO too slow in virus response

GENEVA - A panel of experts commissioned by the World Health Organization has criticized China and other countries for not moving to stem the initial outbreak of the coronavirus earlier and questioned whether the U.N. health agency should have labeled it a pa

Concerns grow over Eurostar rail service linking UK, EU

PARIS (AP) - The head of France’s state rail company has sounded the alarm over the future of the Eurostar train service, which connects the U.K. with continental Europe and has been hurt badly by the halt to travel during the pandemic as well as Brexit. Je

Cleaner air and a climate solution, are now within reach — if we have the political will

Clean air, cheaper energy and responding to climate change all have the same solution — and Americans are ready

How two friends' farcical, failed schemes ended with the biggest fail of all: Stop the Steal

Ali Alexander's seven-year friendship with aspiring actor Daniel Bostic failed upward, all the way to the Capitol

Statue of Liberty-sized space rock among six asteroids set to make ‘close approach’ to Earth on Biden’s inauguration day

Joe Biden’s reign as US president is due to get off to a rocky start – a barrage of asteroids are set to make “close approaches” to our planet as the Democrat takes the oath of office on Wednesday. Read Full Article at

'We need fresh air to breathe': Kazakh ace Putintseva protests strict hotel lockdown ahead of Australian Open

Kazakh tennis star Yulia Putintseva has posted a protest from her hotel room in Melbourne over being forced to quarantine for two weeks before playing in the Australian Open. Read Full Article at

No side effects: Italian ambassador in Russia gets Sputnik V jab, says attempts to ‘politicize’ vaccine issue ‘deeply regrettable’

Italy’s envoy to Russia Pasquale Terracciano has announced that his inoculation with the Russian-made Sputnik V went well, and criticized “attempts to politicize” the Covid-19 vaccine and medical care. Read Full Article at

‘500 death threats’: Tennis star Tomic’s influencer girlfriend snaps back after Australian Open quarantine criticism

Instagram model Vanessa Sierra has hit out at Nick Kyrgios and other critics of her Australian Open quarantine whinge in which she complained about having to wash her own hair while she isolates with boyfriend Bernard Tomic. Read Full Article at

160 active military personnel detained in Turkey over links to Gulen ‘terrorist organization’ behind 2016 botched coup – reports

Dozens of servicemen have been detained in a large-scale operation in Turkey, local media report. The soldiers are suspected of having links to Fethullah Gulen, the exiled preacher Ankara believes was behind the 2016 coup attempt. Read Full Article at

WWE Champion Drew McIntyre and Goldberg to return to Raw next week!

WWE Champion Drew McIntyre and Goldberg to return to Raw next week!

Who is Victoria Nuland? A really bad idea as a key player in Biden's foreign policy team

A Cold War true believer who sabotaged Obama's foreign policy, Nuland is a huge risk at the State Department

UK health secretary self-isolating after Covid-19 close contact

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced on Twitter that he is self-isolating at home for the rest of the week after being contacted by the NHS track and trace app on Monday evening. Read Full Article at

Heavy snow causes deadly pileup involving more than 130 cars on Japanese expressway (VIDEO)

More than 130 vehicles have been involved in a pileup on a Japanese expressway, leaving one dead, after heavy snow blanketed wide areas of northern and north-eastern Japan. Read Full Article at

Holl of Fame: Khabib says Max Holloway ‘could become greatest of all time’ after striking masterclass on UFC Fight Island

Max Holloway earned the Khabib seal of approval for his sensational striking clinic against Calvin Kattar on Fight Island, with the Russian lightweight king even asserting that Holloway has time on his side to become the GOAT. Read Full Article at
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