To curtail the spread of coronavirus in the state, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday announced that people arriving in Bihar from any other states during the forthcoming Diwali and Chhath festivals would have to go through a compulsory COVID-19 test on their arrival.
People of Bihar residing in other states of the country come here in large numbers during Diwali and Chhath Mahaparv. He instructed all of them to get tested for COVID-19 and if they have not yet been vaccinated, then they must be inoculated, Nitish Kumar tweeted.
Microsoft executives in 2008 warned Bill Gates to stop sending flirtatious emails to a female employee but dropped the matter after he told them he would stop, the company revealed Monday.
The Wall Street Journal was first to report that Brad Smith, then Microsoft's general counsel and now its president and vice chair, and another executive met with Gates after the company discovered inappropriate emails to a midlevel employee.
A mob has damaged 66 houses and set on fire at least 20 homes of Hindus in Bangladesh over an alleged blasphemous social media post amid protests by the minority community against temple vandalism incidents during the Durga Puja celebrations last week, authorities said on Monday.
The arson attack by the mob of over a hundred people happened late on Sunday on a village in Rangpur district’s Pirganj, about 255 km from here, bdnews24.com reported.
The 'potential' third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic may not happen anytime soon as health experts say that there is no evidence so far of mutation or emergence of a new variant of the deadly virus. The expert claim is based on genome sequencing and other studies conducted till mid-October.
Dr V Ravi, nodal officer for genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2, also said that studies show that infections are limited to the Delta lineage of the COVID-19 virus, adding that the infection seems to be waning.
Shares of Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) soared 19 per cent to hit a record high of Rs 956.15 on the BSE in Tuesday’s intra-day trade after the company announced the board will consider a maiden bonus issue proposal in their forthcoming board meeting on Thursday, October 21, 2021. The stock surpassed its previous high of Rs 819 touched on October 13, 2021.
The board of directors of the company in their meeting scheduled on October 21, 2021, shall inter-alia, also consider the proposal for declaration of bonus issue of equity shares subject to the approval of the shareholders of the company, IEX said in an exchange filing on Monday after market hours.
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) joined the elite club of companies commanding Rs 1-trillion market capitalization (m-cap) on the BSE, after its share price hit a new high of Rs 6,332.25 in the intra-day trade on Tuesday. The shares rallied nearly 8 per cent today and have zoomed 33 per cent in the past five trading days.
At 09:32 am, IRCTC, which is engaged in the travel support services business, was trading 6.9 per cent higher at Rs 6,283.50, with a market-cap of Rs 100,612 crore, BSE data shows.
Sterlite Power on Monday said it has bagged Nangalbibra -Bongaigaon inter-state power transmission project worth Rs 324 crore.
Sterlite Power, a leading private sector power transmission infrastructure developer and solutions provider, has been awarded the Nangalbibra-Bongaigaon interstate power transmission project worth Rs 324 crore through tariff-based competitive bidding (TBCB) by virtue of emerging as the L1 bidder, a company statement said.
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