Author Archives: Loknath Das

India vs Bangladesh: BCCI to factor in smog for future ties

Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim during a practice session ahead of their first T20 international match against India, at Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium, in New Delhi on Thursday.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday confirmed that the India-Bangladesh T20 match at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground will go ahead as scheduled despite the high pollution levels ... Read More »

India vs Bangladesh: Virat Kohli’s rest and MS Dhoni’s future on the radar as selectors meet to pick squad

With the South Africa series over, the Indian team is now set to take on Bangladesh for a series of 3 T20Is and 2 Tests starting from November 3. As reported earlier, the MSK Prasad-led BCCI’s selection committee will be meeting on Thursday to select the squad for the series. Also, with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) having accepted most ... Read More »

Sourav Ganguly on MS Dhoni’s international future: Till I am around, everybody will be respected

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said the matter of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s future in international cricket will be addressed but vowed to accord the two-time World Cup winning captain respect during his tenure. Ganguly said he doesn’t now what is in Dhoni’s mind but promised that a player of his stature will be given respect. “It depends on him. Even ... Read More »

Tokyo Motor Show 2019: Concept Cars Set to Hit the Floor

With the Tokyo Motor Show less than a fortnight away, here are the concept cars slated to hit the show floor. Over the years, the annual Tokyo Motor Show has become one of the most popular events across the world to show off automotive concept models. Thanks to teasers and official manufacturer announcements, these are the concept models that we ... Read More »

Ayodhya verdict will have ‘consequences’ for future polity of country: Muslim parties

New Delhi: Muslim parties, including UP Sunni Wakf Board, have filed their written submissions in the Supreme Court in the decades-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute at Ayodhya and said that the verdict will have “consequences” for the future polity of the country. The Muslim parties, which had filed the notes in sealed covers to the five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of ... Read More »

IPO looks uncertain right now, will explore REIT in future: Abhishek Lodha

Bengaluru: Lodha Group, known for its prominent luxury skyscrapers in south and central Mumbai, aims to become a diversified real estate player as it plans to focus on building affordable homes and a rental portfolio across asset classes like office, retail and warehousing. With its delayed initial public offering (IPO), debt levels remaining high and refinancing pressure eminent, the Mumbai-based firm ... Read More »

Spurred by robust used car sales, Cars24 to expand its network in India

Bengaluru: On the back of buoyant sales of used cars in India, Gurugram-headquartered tech-enabled used car company Cars24 is investing heavily on growing its presence across the country, and on improving its back-end technology, according to a top company official. Gajendra Jangid, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Cars24, in an interview to Mint, said that the company sells 13,500 cars ... Read More »

Future’s Biyani moves to simplify group structure

MUMBAI : With Future Retail announcing its intention to acquire retail infrastructure assets from group company Future Enterprises Ltd, its billionaire promoter Kishore Biyani has taken a key step towards simplifying his group structure. The board of Future Retail, in a meeting on Saturday, agreed and approved the “acquisition of the retail infrastructure assets up to maximum limit of ₹4,000 crore of ... Read More »

At Mamallapuram, Xi and Modi look to past to shape future of Sino-India ties

New Delhi: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi held “productive” talks with on Friday as part of the second India-China informal summit in the southern coastal town of Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, with both looking to chart a new course for bilateral ties over the next few decades despite a series of irritants that have cropped up between ... Read More »

Vivo Nex 3 quick review: Future curves beyond the edge

Back in 2017, I spent one sleepless night dreaming about Vivo’s APEX concept. It was a phone that showed us what the future of the smartphone will look like. A fullscreen display with no notch or any kind of interruption and the pop-up camera – it was so cool at the time — making it the ultimate dream phone. And ... Read More »