Conflict of interest’ comes back to haunt Rahul Dravid

Conflict of interest has returned to haunt Rahul Dravid. This time it’s over his involvement in the newly-built Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sport Excellence in Bengaluru. It is learnt that Dravid has written to the Indian cricket board (BCCI), citing clarification since he has no ownership in the centre. “Dravid has voluntarily disclosed and clarified that the centre

MP to continue giving loans to farmers at zero interest

BHOPAL: State cabinet headed by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday decided to continue with giving agricultural loans to farmers at 0% interest. Briefing the media after the cabinet meeting on Friday evening, minister for water resources and government spokesman Narottam Mishrasaid, “It was the day for farmers at the cabinet meeting today. The government will continue

Elon Musk deletes Facebook pages of Tesla, SpaceX after challenged on Twitter

NEW YORK: Verified Facebook pages of Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX and electric carmaker Tesla Inc disappeared on Friday, minutes after the Silicon Valley billionaire promised on Twitter to take down the pages when challenged by users. “Delete SpaceX page on Facebook if you’re the man?” a user tweeted to Tesla Chief Executive Musk. His response: “I didn’t realize there was

Alibaba to invest extra $2 billion in Lazada in aggressive Southeast Asian expansion

BEIJING/SINGAPORE: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it will invest an extra $2 billion in Southeast Asian e-commerce firm LazadaGroup and tapped a top executive to run the business, as it takes on rivals such as tech titan Amazon in an aggressive expansion in the region. One of the 18 founders of Alibaba, long-time executive Lucy Peng will take over as Lazada’s chief

Xi Jinping unanimously reappointed as China’s president with no term limits

Beijing: China’s rubber-stamp parliament unanimously handed President xi jinping a second term on Saturday and elevated his right-hand man to the vice presidency, giving him a strong ally to consolidate power and handle US trade threats. Xi’s reappointment by the Communist Party-controlled legislature was a foregone conclusion, but all eyes had been on whether his