‘Revised subsidies to spur EV demand’

Electric 2-wheeler makers term increased support under Centre’s FAME II scheme as ‘game changer’ Electric two-wheeler makers on Saturday termed as “a phenomenal move” the government’s decision to increase subsidy for such vehicles by 50% under the FAME II scheme saying it would be a game changer in the adoption of eco-friendly vehicles. The Centre […]

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‘Second wave impacts luxury home purchases’

‘Need for space had spurred demand’ The second wave appears to have impacted purchases of luxury homes by high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals, who were seen buying new homes last year to move to safer and sprawling locations. “Right after the first wave, people wanted to upgrade their homes with larger […]

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Microsoft says "tank man" image blocking due to human error

HONG KONG — Microsoft Corp. blamed “accidental human error” for its Bing search engine briefly not showing image results for the search term “tank man” on the anniversary of the bloody military crackdown in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square in 1989. Users in different parts of the world, including the U.S., said Friday that no image results […]

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Shoppers go back to stores, but retailers face challenges

NEW YORK — Americans are going back to one of their favorite past times: store shopping. With more people getting vaccinated and dropping their face masks, retailers from Walmart to Macy’s are seeing an eager return to their stores after more than a year of their customers migrating online during the pandemic. Marcia Williams, who […]

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