Seven panchayat members handed over awards in Jammu and Kashmir

Seven panchayat members, including three from north Kashmir’s Baramulla, were handed over National Panchayat Awards on Sunday for their outstanding work in implementation of various government schemes during the financial year 2020-21, an official spokesman said. Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Giriraj Singh and Jammu and Kashmir … Read more

First all-private astronaut team aboard space station undocks for flight home By Reuters

3/3 © Reuters. The International Space Station (ISS) is photographed by Expedition 66 crew member Roscosmos cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov from the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft, in this image released April 20, 2022. Pyotr Dubrov/Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS 2/3 By Steve Gorman (Reuters) -The first all-private astronaut team ever to fly aboard the International Space Station (ISS) departed … Read more

France’s Macron beats Le Pen to win second term

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Reuters Saikat Chatterjee Article content LONDON — Following is market reaction to French President Emmanuel Macron’s victory over rival Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s election. With 97% of votes counted, Macron was on course for 57.4% of the vote, interior ministry figures showed Market reaction: The … Read more

Hedge Fund Cuts China Stocks to Zero Seeing Worse Year Than 2008

(Bloomberg) — As China’s markets gyrate following Covid outbreaks and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, one of the nation’s best-performing macro hedge funds is bracing for more pain. Most Read from Bloomberg Shanghai Banxia Investment Management Center, which topped local rankings in 2020, has cut its stock exposure to zero in anticipation of a worsening economy … Read more

PM Modi condoles legendary Odia writer Binapani Mohanty’s demise

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was pained by the passing away of legendary Odia writer Binapani Mohanty and lauded her “monumental contributions” to Odia literature, especially fiction writing. Mohanty died at her residence in Cuttack on Sunday night due to age-related complications, her family said. … Read more

Euro: Euro inches up after Macron’s victory, gains against bruised sterling

HONG KONG: The euro gained a fraction in early trade on Monday following French President Emmanuel Macron’s comfortable Sunday defeat of far-right rival Marine Le Pen, the outcome largely expected by markets and political analysts. The euro opened higher at $1.0840, was last trading at $1.0807, up 0.12% from Friday’s close, but couldn’t break far … Read more

Half of UK small companies say rising costs will hit growth

Almost half of small British companies have warned that the rising costs of doing business in the UK will stall growth this year, according to a survey carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses. The group, which represents the interests of Britain’s almost 5.5mn small companies, said operating costs had risen for almost nine … Read more

Bitcoin sets up lowest weekly close since early March as 4th red candle looms By Cointelegraph

Bitcoin sets up lowest weekly close since early March as 4th red candle looms (BTC) stayed below $40,000 on April 24 as the weekly close looked set to be a painful one for bulls. 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed BTC/USD failing to retake the $40,000 mark … Read more

Child from missing Japanese tour boat declared dead, bringing toll to 11

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Article content TOKYO — Inquiries began into what caused the disappearance of a Japanese tour boat off the nation’s northern coast, while the coast guard confirmed on Monday the death of a child found late on Sunday, bringing the death toll to 11. So far nothing … Read more