Better.com CEO apologizes after laying off 900 employees via Zoom call
Vishal Garg, who has come under intense criticism after the SoftBank-backed company laid off about 9% of its workforce through the video call, said he had "blundered the execution" of communicating the layoffs.
Spike in Rajasthan as 40 test positive; Omicron cases at 9
In a clear spike in Covid-19 cases, Rajasthan on Wednesday reported 40 coronavirus positive patients, 25 of whom are from Jaipur only. The state so far has nine confirmed cases of Omicron, all in the city. Eight relatives of a person from the city’s Vaishali Nagar, who had arrived from Germany on November 27 and tested positive two days ago, were found infected on Wednesday.
General Naravane considered frontrunner for CDS post
Even as the Cabinet Committee on Security led by PM Narendra Modi met on Wednesday evening, sources said the government is likely to soon announce a successor to the country’s first-ever CDS Gen Bipin Rawat. There was no official word on the CCS meeting except that the members observed two minutes of silence and paid tributes to all those who lost their lives in the ill-fated Mi-17 V5 crash on Wednesday afternoon.
Govt claims of India’s economic recovery hollow: Sonia Gandhi
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday accused the government of being in denial on price rise and “impervious to the suffering of the people”, as she said claims of economic recovery were hollow and the mere fact that stock markets have risen or profit to select big companies could not be its indicator.