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Tesla posts record profits, offers muddy outlook for batteries, Cybertruck

Tesla Inc posted a bigger second-quarter profit than expected on Tuesday thanks to higher sales of its less-expensive electric vehicles, as it raised vehicle prices and cut costs. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, however, said a global chip shortage that led to temporary factory shutdowns for the automaker, remains serious, and offered no details on the …

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HUL posts a 9.5% rise in Q1 net profit

Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL), India’s largest consumer goods maker, on Thursday reported a 9.56% increase in June quarter profit from the year-ago period, marginally missing Street estimates after what it called “unprecedented inflation” in key input materials. Revenue grew 12.83% as it reported double-digit growth across the three categories it operates in—beauty and personal care, …

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39 posts of IIT, NIT chairmen, directors lying vacant, Lok Sabha told | India News

NEW DELHI: Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday told the Lok Sabha that 39 posts of chairman and directors are lying vacant at IITs and NITs and 147 faculty posts are unfilled in centrally-funded IIITs. “At present, eight posts of chairman at IITs and 21 posts of chairman at NITs are vacant. Further, five …

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Pending cases, vacant posts of judges a challenge for law minister Rijiju | India News

NEW DELHI: Kiren Rijiju, the newly appointed law minister, took charge of the ministry on Thursday amid serious concerns of rising pendency of cases in courts, which have crossed 4.5 crore as on July 7, and huge vacancies across the three-tier judicial system. Among the major challenges before Rijiju, say officials, is to fill up …

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Congress offers olive branch to G23, to let netas retain key posts | India News

NEW DELHI: In what appears to be an olive branch to the “letter writers” and further impetus to in-house reconciliation, Congress has reached out to the G23 members heading AICC departments with a subtle message that they stay on. Party sources said the AICC management contacted these leaders and sought to know if they were …

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Despite being in minority in Mainpuri, Firozabad and Mathura, BJP succeeds in winning top posts in zila panchayat chief polls | India News

AGRA: Despite being in minority in district panchayat elections in Mainpuri, Firozabad and Mathura, the BJP has managed to get its nominees elected as district council presidents in these three districts. The party has, in fact, managed to have 67 of its nominees elected across the state and this being touted by party leaders as …

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Face-off: From cricketers to comedians, many celebs are in trouble for old social media posts. Is it a sign of a trigger-happy cancel culture? | India News

FORCancel culture turning into a witch-hunt of those who don’t meet woke standardsRashmi SamantAs of February 2021, I was the first Indian girl to be elected president of the Oxford University Students’ Union. A mere two hours after the election, old social media posts from my teenage days, and from my parents’ profiles, were dug …

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Act against posts targeting Indian diplomats, Male told | India News

NEW DELHI: India has sought action by the Maldivian government against social media posts and articles in the local media targeting Indian diplomats in Male. The government cited the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations to say that “malicious and motivated” articles could damage “time-tested” ties between the two countries. In an official communication, India asked …

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Gen Rawat visits forward posts along LAC with China in central sector | India News

NEW DELHI: Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat on Tuesday visited a number of forward locations along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China around the Himachal Pradesh sector to take stock of India’s military preparedness in the sensitive region. In his interactions with troops, Gen Rawat exhorted them to remain steadfast in …

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