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‘Aladdin lamp’ brings Arabian nightmare for Meerut doctor, costs him crores

‘Aladdin lamp’ brings Arabian nightmare for Meerut doctor, costs him crores

(This story originally appeared in on Oct 31, 2020) MEERUT: He took ‘Arabian Night’ for real. His faith, however, conjured up a real nightmare. A doctor in Meerut was allegedly…
Papa John’s founder slices up ad firm’s $6M ‘extort’ attempt

Papa John’s founder slices up ad firm’s $6M ‘extort’ attempt

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter has claimed his spectacular ouster from the pizza chain last year was orchestrated by an advertising firm that was trying to extort $6 million from…
WeWork killed Adam Neumann’s $185M consulting gig, exec says

WeWork killed Adam Neumann’s $185M consulting gig, exec says

Adam Neumann’s golden parachute just lost nine figures. The erstwhile founder and CEO of WeWork appears to have had his $185 million consulting fee yanked, according to his replacement who…
Governor questions Bhupesh Baghel Govt’s special session move

Governor questions Bhupesh Baghel Govt’s special session move

NEW DELHI: Chhattisgarh governor Anusuiya Uikey has asked the state government to specify why it wanted a special assembly session, in an indication of a faceoff between the two. The…
Goldman Sachs CEO to give bankers a half-day off to vote

Goldman Sachs CEO to give bankers a half-day off to vote

Goldman Sachs chief David Solomon said Monday he will give staff a paid half-day off on Nov. 3 to vote in an election season marred by the coronavirus. “We recognize…
View: It looks like the Biden administration is headed for the White House

View: It looks like the Biden administration is headed for the White House

Let me throw caution to the winds and declare that Joe Biden will thrash Donald Trump in the US elections on November 3. Let me not hedge my prediction with…
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China overtakes US as world’s biggest box office in 2020

China overtakes US as world’s biggest box office in 2020

China has surpassed the US in movie ticket sales for the first time ever, making it the world’s biggest box office, according to new data. Year-to-date movie ticket sales in…
“Evolving consumer behavior is an opportunity to rethink strategy”

“Evolving consumer behavior is an opportunity to rethink strategy”

Evolving consumer behavior in the current scenario is an opportunity for businesses to rethink their strategies How has customer experience evolved since the start of the pandemic. What is the…
Hackers broke into nearly 2,000 Robinhood trading accounts

Hackers broke into nearly 2,000 Robinhood trading accounts

Nearly 2,000 Robinhood accounts were infiltrated by hackers who stole money from the popular stock-trading app’s users, a new report says. The estimate — which the financial startup has not…
153 crorepatis in first phase poll fray

153 crorepatis in first phase poll fray

(This story originally appeared in on Oct 20, 2020) PATNA: Unbelievable it may sound in an otherwise poor state like Bihar, but records show that out 153 out of the…
Instagram will curb hidden advertising by influencers: watchdog

Instagram will curb hidden advertising by influencers: watchdog

Instagram has agreed to measures to crack down on hidden advertising by so-called influencers on its photo and video platform, Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority said Friday. Influencers with thousands…
Covid-19 pushing companies to ditch annual appraisals

Covid-19 pushing companies to ditch annual appraisals

More than a third of companies are moving towards quarterly or bi-annual reviews, while two-thirds are re-evaluating present systems. While employers feel they don’t get real-time data on team performance,…
Atari launching cryptocurrency along with its new gaming console

Atari launching cryptocurrency along with its new gaming console

Atari isn’t just getting back in the console game after two decades on the sidelines — it’s jumping headfirst into cryptocurrency, too. The retro gaming giant is introducing a digital…
McDonald’s axed worker who protested lax COVID-19 measures: suit

McDonald’s axed worker who protested lax COVID-19 measures: suit

A former McDonald’s worker has reportedly sued the fast-food giant for firing her after she protested a lack of coronavirus protections at her restaurant. Maria E. Ruiz Bonilla says McDonald’s…
Volkswagen nearing a deal with Carl Icahn to buy Navistar

Volkswagen nearing a deal with Carl Icahn to buy Navistar

Volkswagen has been locked in a staring contest with Carl Icahn — and the billionaire is blinking. Navistar — the maker of the International brand of big-rig trucks whose big…
Amazon Prime Day sales surge 45 percent to over $10 billion

Amazon Prime Day sales surge 45 percent to over $10 billion

Amazon reportedly raked in more than $10 billion during this week’s two-day Prime Day sale. The record-breaking number represents a 45.2 percent increase over last year’s Prime Day event in…
US retail sales smash expectations with 1.9 percent jump

US retail sales smash expectations with 1.9 percent jump

US retail sales accelerated their recovery from the coronavirus crisis in September as consumers splurged on clothes, hobbies and restaurants, the feds said Friday. Retailers raked in a total of…
Living standard, not income, key to fixing poverty line: Govt paper

Living standard, not income, key to fixing poverty line: Govt paper

(This story originally appeared in on Oct 19, 2020) NEW DELHI: The future definition of poverty line cannot be the subsistence level income required by an individual but will have…
Apple’s third product event in 3 months may be around the corner

Apple’s third product event in 3 months may be around the corner

Apple isn’t done unveiling new gadgets this fall. Despite staging a keynote event for the iPad and Apple Watch in September and another one for the iPhone this week, the…
Earthquake of magnitude 3.6 hits Ladakh

Earthquake of magnitude 3.6 hits Ladakh

The earthquake hit 110 kilometres north-north-west (NNW) of Kargil at a depth of 10 kilometres, the NCS said.…
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