More military aid than the U.S. has committed to another country in a single year since the Vietnam War. France ranks 13th in supplying military aid to Ukraine, behind Estonia and the Czech Republic. The war in Ukraine is a grueling artillery fight, and several American-made weapons have turned the tables after Ukraine was, at first, perilously outgunned. "We are not going to send to Ukraine rocket systems that can strike into Russia," President Biden said in May. Cyprus has tried to barter its vast supply of Russian-made surface-to-air missiles, tanks, and armored vehicles in exchange for modern American weaponry.
Mumbai/New Delhi, Oct 23 (PTI) Thousands of cricket fans flooded cinema halls across the country on Sunday to watch India pull off a sensational win against arch-rivals Pakistan in their ICC T20 World Cup opener. The shows at cinema halls were "houseful", pretty much like the sell-out Super 12 clash of the T20 World Cup to be played at the MCG. "Like, a month ago we had Asia cup matches being screened, before that we had the last World Cup two-three years ago. "An India and Pakistan cricket match generates curiosity and whenever we open for advance booking, the tickets are sold out soon, whether it is World Cup or Asia Cup. Earlier this year in March, INOX Leisure and PVR had announced a merger to create the country's largest multiplex chain.1 month ago The Week
Even slightly high gold prices did not deter the consumers from buying on Dhanteras, which was spread over Saturday and Sunday. On the second day of Dhanteras on Sunday, there was a lull in the jewellery markets owing to the India-Pakistan cricket match. Not only pre-wedding jewellery, fresh buying of gold jewellery and coins was seen this time. Uttar Pradesh-based Aisshpra Gems and Jewels director Vaibhav Saraf said, "We have witnessed more movement in lighter gold jewellery and coins this year. In addition to the jewellery business, CAIT national president B.C.1 month ago The Week
Taylor Swift's brilliant new album is here, and the hunt for hidden meanings and Easter eggs is well underway. Sexy baby One odd "Anti-Hero" lyric threw a lot of Swifties off at first: "Sometimes I feel like everybody is a sexy baby." While Liz urges her to "drop the sexy baby act," Abby insists, "The whole sexy baby thing isn't an act. I'm a very sexy baby!" You know, like the way she strategically drops cryptic Easter eggs that are then broken down by Swifties in Easter egg breakdown articles?1 month ago The Week
Barely days after Twitter first announced its mass layoff, which saw a half of its workforce being fired, Meta followed suit. Not just Twitter and Meta, but many other tech giants too resorted to firing sprees. According to The Kobeissi Letter, a platform that does weekly analysis of global capital markets, this is the biggest wave of tech layoffs since 2001. As per the data by Trueup Tech, a tech layoff tracker, there have been 1149 layoffs at tech companies with 183,832 people impacted so far in 2022. Hoping the surge would stay, most tech giants aggressively hired people, the best in the market, for huge pay packets as competition became fierce.11 days ago The Week
However, the Republican Party was headed towards gaining a majority of the 435-member House of Representatives. As of writing this report, the Republicans had won 200 seats in the 435-member House of Representatives with 172 going to the Democrats. In the US Senate, it was almost neck and neck with both the parties – Democrats and Republicans sharing 48 seats each. Unlike the House of Representatives, only one-third of the 100-member US Senate seats go to polls every two years. Currently, both the Democrats and Republicans equally split the 100 members in the Senate with 50 seats each.17 days ago The Week
New members in the top echelons of the Communist Party of China will confirm the power shift in favour of Xi Jinping, tilting the factional balance almost completely in his favour, as he rides on a “modernisation” mantra into his third term at the Communist Party of China’s 20th national party congress which concludes on October 23. Four new members will be selected to the politburo standing committee and nearly fifty per cent of new faces -as only 12 out of 25 politburo members have been retained in the central committee- will turn the tide in his favour. The central committee chosen at the 20th party congress on Saturday has 205 full members and 171 alternate members. The final list of 13 new politburo members followed by the seven-member standing committee will only come by October 23. If the CCP sends an invite after the party congress, the Indian left parties may oblige.1 month ago The Week
Sitrang, currently lying about 520 km south of Sagar Island in Bengal, is likely to hit the Bangladesh coast early on Monday. Rainfall in BengalSitrang will likely cause heavy to very heavy rain in the coastal districts of West Bengal and isolated heavy rain in north coastal Odisha, the IMD added. The system is very likely to bring heavy to very heavy rain in the coastal districts of South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas and heavy rain in East and West Midnapore on Monday, he said. Kolkata, Howrah and Hooghly are likely to receive moderate rain on Monday and Tuesday, adding that heavy rain will occur in North and South 24 Parganas and Nadia districts on Tuesday, he said. South 24 Parganas' district magistrate Sumit Gupta said that already 10,000 people in the district have been moved to safer places, and work is on to shift another 30,000 people.1 month ago The Week