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Iran becomes India’s No 2 oil supplier, ahead of Saudi Arabia

NEW DELHI: Iran was the second-biggest oil supplier to Indian state refiners between April and June, India’s oil minister said on Monday, replacing Saudi Arabia as companies took advantage of steeper discounts offered by Tehran. India, Iran’s top oil client after China, shipped in 5.67 million tonnes or about 457,000 barrels per day (bpd) of oil from the country in the first three months of this fiscal year, Dharmendra Pradhan told lawmakers in a written reply. He did not provide comparable numbers from the year-ago…

Softbank-Saudi Arabian tech fund becomes world’s biggest with $93 billion of capital

RIYADH: The world's largest private equity fund, backed by Japan's Softbank Group and Saudi Arabia's main sovereign wealth fund, said on Saturday it had raised over $93 billion to invest in technology sectors such as artificial intelligence and robotics. "The next stage of the Information Revolution is under way, and building the businesses that will make this possible will require unprecedented large-scale, long-term investment," the Softbank Vision Fund said in a statement. Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, chairman…

Misbah becomes seventh Pakistani to score 5,000 runs

KINGSTON: Test skipper and veteran batsman Misbah-ul-Haq has becomes seventh pakistani to score 5,000 runs in Test cricket on Monday. He has become seventh Pakistani to reach this feat. Misbah-ul-Haq achieved this milestone in the first Test against West Indies at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. Earlier, Younis Khan became the first Pakistan batsman and 13th worldwide to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket.

Alia Bhatt becomes cynosure after potshot

NEW DELHI: Indian Bollywood star Alia Bhatt became the butt of all jokes following her appearance on Karan Johar's chat show, but now the actress has taken a potshot at herself via an entertaining video titled 'Alia Bhatt - Genius of the Year', which is gaining popularity on online social media.