Climate Change a Factor in ‘Unprecedented’ South Asia Floods

SYLHET, Bangladesh (AP) — Scientists say climate change is a factor behind the erratic and early rains that triggered unprecedented floods in Bangladesh and northeastern India, killing dozens and making lives miserable for millions of others. Although the region is no stranger to flooding, it typically takes place later in the year when monsoon rains … Read more

Govt changes contract rules for highways, project cost to be sole factor

The highways ministry has changed terms for awarding contracts under the Hybrid Annuity Mode (HAM), making the announcement after inter-ministerial consultations. Under the new regulations, project cost will be the sole factor for evaluation of bids, instead of the earlier provisions where evaluation was done on the basis of the … Read more

COVID may be factor in lack of North Korea response to outreach, White House official says By Reuters

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at a politburo meeting of the Worker’s Party on the country’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak response in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 21, 2/2 By Trevor Hunnicutt and Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) – COVID-19 … Read more

Will the stock market drop 20% or 48% from the peak? Here’s the key factor, says this strategist.

“Is the economy under control or is it spiraling out of control? That’s the million-dollar question traders continue arguing over,” sums up CrackedMarket blogger Jani Ziedins. Clearly, the latter argument prevailed — again — after Wall Street’s worst day in two years, and futures hinting of more pain for Thursday. Among the gloomsters, Guggenheim’s Scott … Read more

U.S.-Taliban deal biggest factor in collapse of Afghan forces, watchdog says By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Members of Taliban sit on a military vehicle during Taliban military parade in Kabul, Afghanistan November 14, 2021. REUTERS/Ali Khara/File Photo By Kanishka Singh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The biggest factor that led to the collapse of the Afghan military in August last year was the U.S. decision to withdraw forces and … Read more

Climate Change a Major Factor in South Africa Floods

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — The fatal floods that wreaked havoc in South Africa in mid-April this year have been attributed to human-caused climate change, a rapid analysis published Friday by a team of leading international scientists said. The study by the World Weather Attribution group analyzed both historical and emerging sets of weather data relating … Read more

Ex-Goldman CEO Blankfein says recession possibility is ‘very high risk factor’ By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, speaks at the Boston College Chief Executives Club luncheon in Boston, MA, U.S., March 22, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Goldman Sachs (NYSE:) CEO Lloyd Blankfein said on Sunday he believes the economy is at risk of possibly going into a recession, as … Read more

I take no notice of Prashant Kishor, he is not a factor in Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has bristled at Prashant Kishor‘s unflattering take on his father and party president Lalu Prasad’s term in power that he had neglected economic development, and dismissed the political strategist as “no factor in Bihar“. The leader of the opposition has asserted that he took “no notice” of the IPAC founder who … Read more

Twitter warns Musk risk factor could cost its staff and advertisers

Twitter has identified none other than Elon Musk as a potential threat to its business, after the world’s richest man launched his $44 billion takeover offer. In its risk report filed as part of its 10-Q, the company warned shareholders that it might fail to attract and retain users on its platform as a result … Read more