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Amid Lockdown: Uber shuts down its Mumbai office permanently

After laying-off, almost one-fourth of its staff in India (600 employees) in May, ride-hailing firm Uber has shut down its Mumbai office, said a...

Maharashtra govt: Use Marathi in office, those violating order won’t get increment

The Maharashtra government has directed all its departments, local authorities, officers and employees to mandatorily use the Marathi language in official business. In a circular...

Bajaj Auto says Aurangabad plant to remain operational despite 140 COVID-19 cases

More than 200 employees have tested positive and four have succumbed to Covid-19 as on Friday at Bajaj Auto's factory at Waluj in Aurangabad,...

Amid Lockdown: UK jobless claims double to nearly 3 million

Unemployment claims in the UK nearly doubled to 3 million amid COVID-19 lockdown, with over 1.5 million people seeking unemployment benefits in the two months through May, Office for National Statistics said.

ISIS claims Afghan mosque attack that killed prayer leader

The Islamic State (ISIS) on Thursday claimed responsibility for a bomb attack inside a mosque in Afghanistan's capital Kabul that killed two people, including the prayer leader.

Coronavirus Impact: Nokia shuts plant in Tamil Nadu after some employees test positive for Covid-19

Nokia on Tuesday said it suspended operations at its telecom gear manufacturing plant in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu last week after some employees tested positive for Covid-19. "We hope to resume operations soon at a restricted level with skeletal staff strength," the company said.

Amid Lockdown: Uber reduces its India workforce by 25%, fires 600 employees

Uber is firing 600 employees in India, or 25% of its workforce in the country, amid the coronavirus pandemic. The layoffs, which are a part of Uber's global restructuring plan that eliminated 6,700 jobs, affect teams across customer and driver support, business development, legal, finance, policy and marketing verticals.

Lockdown Impact: WeWork India fires around 100 of its 500 employees to cut costs

WeWork India is firing around 100 employees or 20% of its 500-strong workforce, CEO Karan Virwani wrote in an email to employees. The co-working space firm aims to be profitable by 2021 even as the coronavirus pandemic hits revenues.

Covid-19: Maharashtra police told to take 2 homeopathy medicines for immunity

The Maharashtra police has procured two homeopathy medicines, namely Arsenicum Album 30 and Camphora 1m, for its more than two lakh employees and their families. The police stated, "These medicines are shown to boost immunity...We have had good results in Pune. The number of infections is lesser than expected."

Covid-19: Airbnb fires 1900 employees making 25% of its global workforce

Airbnb, the US-based startup that connects travellers with places to stay, is firing 1,900 employees comprising around 25% of its global workforce of 7,500 employees. In a note to employees, Co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky called coronavirus pandemic "the most harrowing crisis of our lifetime". "I am truly sorry. Please know this is not your fault," Chesky told fired employees.

Aarogya Setu mandatory for all staff, firm heads responsible for 100% coverage

The government has made the use of COVID-19 contact tracing app Aarogya Setu mandatory for all employees, both private and public sector. "It shall be the responsibility of the head of the respective organisations to ensure 100% coverage of this app among the employees," it said.

COVID-19 crisis: SoftBank’s international arm fires 10% of its staff

SoftBank Group International has reportedly fired almost 10% or about two dozen of its employees to operate more efficiently amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Two managing partners of SoftBank’s $5-billion Latin America fund reportedly also voluntarily left.
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Throwback Video: Launch Party Of Saif Ali Khan And Jackie Shroff’s Film Tum

Watch the launch party of the Hindi film 'Tum' starring Saif Ali Khan, Aftab Shivdasani and Jackie Shroff in lead roles.
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Sharad Malhotra: Keeping It Simple Yet Fashionable Is What I Prefer

Sharad Malhotra has often floored fans with his fashion choices. His jackets, particularly, are a huge hit among his admirers.
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Priyanka Chopra Confesses Her Middle-Class Habit That She Can’t Leave

Priyanka Chopra is a global icon today. She is married to her American boyfriend Nick Jonas and lives in their newly bought mansion in...