Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai's 2019 compensation topped $280 million
Alphabet Inc in a regulatory filing has revealed that its CEO Sundar Pichai's total compensation for 2019 totalled more than $280 million, making the 47-year-old India-born business leader one of the highest paid executives in the world.
Amidst lockdown, states told to care for distressed zoo animals
Citing severe hardship faced by animals in zoos in the wake of restrictions imposed across the country, the Central government on Tuesday directed all the states and Union Territories to ensure supply of drinking water, food and requisite healthcare to them.
Democrats, led by Ocasio-Cortez win New York primary elections
The most progressive wing of the United States Democratic Party, with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (widely known as AOC) at the helm, reaffirmed its support base in the primary elections held here on Tuesday. It could snatch a seat from the old guard in the 16th Congressional District, where candidate Jamaal Bowman is tipped to win against Eliot Engel, who has been a Congressman since 1988.
Dissent deliberately stifled as terrorism: Sonia
Ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has attacked the Modi government for what she called "targeting political opponents and civil society members" and cautioned that the world's largest democracy was at the crossroads as "dissent was stifled as terrorism or branded anti-national activity".
FM gives account of India's efforts to fight Covid-19 to WB panel
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that the Indian government's massive efforts to assist the health system respond effectively to Covid-19 outbreak has helped contain impact of the pandemic which given the size of country'ss population could have become a major hotspot.
Greed for revenue keeps petrol, diesel prices high even in low oil price market
The economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic has once again shifted attention of both the Centre and the states towards the oil sector to generate additional revenue for meeting the spending needs for exigencies.