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first_imgLocal NewsUS News Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Today in History Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 7, 2021 Previous articleChiefs’ Reid: ‘My heart bleeds’ for those in son’s car crashNext articleBackstrom, who won 6 Stanley Cups with Montreal, dies at 83 Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

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Good Governance: Board officer development

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Help everyone grow the skills to be chair.by: Les Wallace, Ph.D.In general I don’t recommend supporting any candidate for your board who you don’t believe could be chair. That’s a tall order, but also a helpful screen.Board officer leadership is a foundation for effective governance, yet one of the least-attended-to governance development domains. In the for-profit sector, the topic is gaining greater attention. In the not-for-profit sector, development offerings for specific board officers are rare. In the credit union space, officer development has been mostly barren until CUES’ Board Chair Development Seminar was introduced. (The next installment will be held in March in New Orleans.)Because many CU board members do not have prior board experience, they haven’t had good officer role models. Serving as the chair of a board (or vice-chair or secretary and so on) is not a “natural” leadership role like being a credit union manager or CEO. Serving as a board officer demands a servant leadership approach, a quiet influencing hand and a strong will when confronting aberrant board behavior.Chairs must be able to adeptly navigate some specific governance processes if they are to help the board be both efficient and effective. Here is just a sample of the domains of responsibility a board chair might be accountable for: driving high-performance governance; keeping track of board duties and putting them on the calendar; agenda setting; committee accountability; CEO partnership; meeting management/facilitation; government relations/advocacy; governance assessment; and handling feedback to board members from members at large. continue reading »last_img read more

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Women’s track and field: Badgers set personal records at Stanford Invitational

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s track and field team traveled to Stanford University this past weekend to compete in their outdoor season debut after a productive and successful indoor season.Recently the Badgers who qualified traveled to Birmingham, Alabama, to compete at the NCAA Championships.At the national meet, Banke Oginni placed 16th place in shot put and 14th in weight throw. In the distance medley relay, Alissa Niggemann, Gabby DesRosiers, Amy Davis and Bianca Stubler placed ninth. And Alicia Monson capped off her junior indoor season with a 10th place finish in the 3,000 meter run along with a national championship performance in the 5,000 meter run.Monson and Oginni both earned All-American Honorable Mention honors after competing in this meet as well.Women’s hockey: A look back at Wisconsin’s incredible championship SeasonThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team is no stranger to success in the world of Division I Women’s Collegiate Read…Looking to take the momentum into their outdoor season, six Badger athletes stood out in the Stanford Invitational with four of them placing in the top ten.Senior Shaelyn Sorensen set both a personal record and recorded the ninth fastest time in school history, placing third in the 10,000 meter run with a time of 33:29.70.Madison Mooney and Niggemann both placed fourth in their events.As a freshman, Mooney ran the first 1,500 meter outdoor race of her college career with a 4:27.92 time, good for a personal record and fourth place.Men’s swimming: Badgers send swimmers to compete at NCAA ChampionshipsThis past Saturday the University of Wisconsin men’s swimming team sent a pair of Badgers to compete in Austin, Texas Read…Niggemann placed fourth in the 3,000 meter steeplechase invitational section with a time of 10:05.60. Not only did she record a personal best, but the time sits second overall in Wisconsin history.Rachel Werking also took part in the 3,000 meter steeplechase and placed seventh in her section. The junior put up an impressive 10:46.49 in her debut of the event.Both Monson and Davis competed in the 10,000 meter invitational section. They placed 22nd and 26th, respectively with times of 33:02.91 and 33:15.04, respectively.The Badger women’s track and field team will travel with the men’s team to Tempe, Arizona this weekend to participate in the Sun Angel Classic at Arizona State.last_img read more

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Brand South Africa calls on citizens to stand up for human rights as the world commemorates International Human Rights day

first_imgJohannesburg, Monday 10 December 2018 –  Today South Africa joins the international community to commemorate International Human Rights Day which is observed annually on 10 December and marks the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being — regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.On 10 December 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and on the same day in 1996, the Constitution of South Africa was signed into law by former South African President Nelson Mandela.Ms Thoko Modise, GM for Communications for Brand South Africa said: “Premised on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, South Africa has included amalgamated human rights in our own Bill of Rights, Chapter 2 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. The Bill of Rights widely addresses South Africa’s history of oppression, colonialism, slavery, racism and sexism and other forms of human violations. It embeds the rights of all people in our country as an enduring affirmation of the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom.“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. The principles enshrined in the Declaration are as relevant today as they were in 1948. We need to stand up for our own rights and those of others. We can take action in our own daily lives, to uphold the rights that protect us all and thereby promote the kinship of all human beings.”As the world marks 70 years of the adoption of the UDHR, the UN’s year-long campaign #StandUp4HumanRights draws to a close. Through this campaign, the UN to ‘called on people to take action for greater freedoms, stronger respect and more compassion for the rights of others’.Today also marks the end of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a campaign that is steered towards the elimination of violence against women and girls.“As Brand South Africa – we encourage citizens and leaders everywhere to heed the call and stand up for all human rights – civil, political, economic, social and cultural – and for the values that underpin our hopes for a fairer, safer and better world for all,” concluded Modise.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email:[email protected]last_img read more

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Age doesn’t matter as De Ocampo still ‘best stretch four’ in PBA at 35

first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ At 35-years-old with a lot of mileage, Ranidel de Ocampo may not be the same player he once was, but Meralco head coach Norman Black thinks the veteran forward still has a lot left in his tank.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingDe Ocampo, who was traded to the Bolts as the main piece of a three-team deal on Monday, is in his 13th PBA season and will turn 36 in December.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “We’re not going to ask him to play 40 minutes for us, we just need him to play his role as a floor spacer and post-up.”Black also thinks de Ocampo can still play for “another four years if he wants to.”“I personally feel he’s not the type of player who depends on athletic ability. He is a very intelligent player.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “I don’t really look too much on age. I believe Arwind is 35-years-old an he’s playing one of his best basketball right now,” Black, who shared four titles with de Ocampo at Talk ‘N Text, told INQUIRER.net Tuesday. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaulcenter_img LATEST STORIES Santos, who has been playing really well for the San Miguel Beermen this season, is actually 36.De Ocampo, who joined Meralco in practice for the first time Monday, was a star during his nine year stay with Talk ‘N Text where he won six championships and two Finals MVP awards.Black is convinced de Ocampo is still one of the best big men in the PBA.“Ranidel is still one of the best, if not the best stretch four in the league today,” he praised.The champion coach added he doesn’t plan on using de Ocampo for an extended period of time on the court. What Black expects from him is to do what he does best: Shoot 3s and post-up.ADVERTISEMENT Pumaren’s double duty for Adamson, GlobalPort up for discussion by PBA Board Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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EAC sends Mapua reeling to 11th loss

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ EAC, however, will be shorthanded as big man Hamadou Lamidou had his season cut short after an ACL tear and enforcer Juju Bautista got sidelined with an injured shoulder. “I hope we can still fight,” said Generals head coach Ariel Sison. “We’ll just play our usual game and try to win as many games as we can.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingJerome Garcia paced EAC with 27 points while Sydney Onwubere finished with 16 points and 15 boards. Laurenz Victoria put up 15 points to lead the Cardinals. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College sent Mapua into a deeper pit after taking an 85-72 victory in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre. The Generals improved to 4-6 to stay in the Final Four hunt while the Cardinals remained at a league worst 1-11 card. ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img View comments MOST READ Lee-Yamaguchi rematch, Askren last fight headline ONE card in Singapore LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterslast_img read more

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Raptors and 76ers made changes this season, and now face off

first_imgUAAP volleyball: Adamson snaps 9-game skid, spoils UP’s final game And about a day later, the Raptors went out and got Marc Gasol.The roster-remodeling that the 76ers and Raptors were involved in at the trade deadline was done with postseason goals in mind — so it seems fitting that the teams are about to square off for a berth in the Eastern Conference finals. The second round of the NBA playoffs starts on Saturday when Philadelphia goes to Toronto for Game 1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Both have had a lot of changes throughout the year,” Toronto forward Pascal Siakam said. “It will definitely feel different. It kind of feels like the first time we’re meeting them.”Toronto has won 21 of the last 24 meetings between the teams and went 3-1 against the 76ers this season, numbers that both sides agree are largely irrelevant. “We’ve never played them with the team we have,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said. “The context needs to be somewhat considered.”That goes back to what happened almost immediately following the last Raptors-76ers matchup.Toronto’s 119-107, wasn’t-as-close-as-that-looks victory hadn’t been in the books for an hour before news broke that the 76ers were sending three players and four draft picks to the Los Angeles Clippers for Harris, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott. It’s already paid off for Philly in many ways; Marjanovic has been a solid backup for Joel Embiid and Scott made perhaps the biggest shot of the 76ers’ first-round win over Brooklyn.Scott is now ailing and seems likely to miss Game 1, if not more, with a heel injury. The speed the Raptors play with may affect how Philly plans to use Marjanovic in this series. But Harris fits in perfectly with the 76ers’ needs on both ends — just as Gasol, who will be primarily tasked with slowing Embiid, has done since joining the Raptors.“Everybody loaded up,” Brown said. “They really loaded up. It was an arms race for the Eastern Conference championship.”ADVERTISEMENT Embiid averaged 26.3 points against the Raptors and Ben Simmons shot 63 percent in the four games, but was also forced into 6.3 turnovers per game in the season series. For Toronto, Kyle Lowry averaged 16.8 points, while Siakam averaged 16.3 on 52% shooting. And Kawhi Leonard averaged 30.3 points in three meetings against Philadelphia — with the game he sat out in the series being the only one where the 76ers prevailed.It wasn’t just the trade deadline where teams were thinking about these 2019 playoffs. The Raptors swung the deal for Leonard last summer precisely for these moments, and the 76ers offered him the highest praise.“He’s pretty damn good,” 76ers guard J.J. Redick said.Here are some other things to know going into the series:HISTORYSaturday’s loser likely won’t be that worried. Both teams lost Game 1 of Round 1, Toronto falling to Orlando and Philadelphia losing to Brooklyn. Toronto is 2-14 all-time in Game 1s. This is the second series between the Raptors and 76ers; Philly beat Toronto in six games in the 2001 East semifinals, the year that Allen Iverson took the 76ers to the NBA Finals.PERFECT KAWHILeonard has played against the 76ers 13 times. His Toronto and San Antonio teams are 13-0 in those games. Philadelphia was in its tanking process for the majority of those meetings, but it also should be noted that Leonard was one of four players to face the 76ers at least three times and average more than 30 points against them this season.DOUALA VS. YAOUNDEFor the first time, a pair of players born in Cameroon — Embiid and Siakam — will face off in a playoff series. Embiid is from Yaounde, Siakam from Douala, and those are Cameroon’s two biggest cities. “People on Twitter were like, ‘Oh, it’s Douala against Yaounde … and at the end of the day, Cameroon wins,’” Siakam said. “And I’m like, ‘Nah, at the end of the day, Douala wins.’” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte EMBIID VS. GASOLEmbiid was held under 20 points only 10 times this season. But in five career head-to-head meetings with Gasol, he’s never scored more than 15 points and never shot better than 40 percent.STREAKINGSaturday’s winner will have a five-game postseason winning streak. If it’s Philadelphia, it would be the franchise’s longest since 1985. If it’s Toronto, it would be a first.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol (33) celebrates his 3-point basket against the Orlando Magic during the second half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Toronto, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)The last time Toronto and Philadelphia played was on February 5, a night where the Raptors went into the 76ers’ home building and had absolutely no trouble on the way to an easy win.Later that night, the 76ers struck a deal to get Tobias Harris.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Canadiens Blank The Rangers, 3-0

first_imgMONTREAL — Max Pacioretty stole the spotlight before the game. Carey Price got most of the accolades after the game. They combined to help the Montreal Canadiens to a franchise record.Pacioretty, carrying a torch aloft as he took the ice before the game, was introduced as the 29th captain in Canadiens’ history.Price made 25 saves to lead Montreal to a 3-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Oct. 15. The win was the Canadiens’ fifth straight to start the season, a franchise record.“It (the record) is rewarding, but I’m more happy about the way the team’s playing,” Pacioretty said after his first home game since being named captain. “It’s so fun to roll four lines and see everyone going.“There are no egos on this team right now.”Tomas Fleischmann, Dale Weise and Tomas Plekanec, with an empty-net effort, scored for the Canadiens (5-0-0), who handed the Rangers (3-2-0) a second straight defeat.Despite powerhouse Canadiens teams that won a record 24 Stanley Cups, the previous club record for wins to start a season was four, last accomplished in 1977-78.To set the record, Price displayed the form that won him the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s MVP and the Vezina as top goaltender last season.New York’s Henrik Lundqvist, who is also considered among the best goalies in the world, may have been even better in a losing cause, stopping 29 of 31 shots.“Hank was awesome tonight,” Price said of Lundqvist. “That was a spectacle. An absolute clinic. I really enjoyed watching it. He made a dozen really spectacular saves.”Rangers coach Alain Vigneault agreed.“We got schooled tonight,” he said. “Our only moment came on a 5-on-3. They outplayed us in every aspect of the game. If it wasn’t for our goalie, it would have been much worse.”Price has been all-but unbeatable at home against the Rangers, posting a 9-1-1 record in their last 11 visits, allowing only nine goals.There was playoff-like speed and intensity in the meeting of last season’s two top regular season clubs.“It was a high-level match, like a game in April,” Montreal coach Michel Therrien said.Montreal outshot the Rangers 32-25.The Canadiens scored the first goal for the fifth time in as many games 8:46 into the second period. David Desharnais kept a puck in at the blue line and then saw his shot go off Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh. Fleischmann batted the bouncing puck past Lundqvist on the short side.The end of the third period saw the goalies at their finest. Montreal killed a two-man New York Advantage when Price made a brilliant stop short side on Derek Stepan and thwarted Rick Nash on a short-range blast.At the other end, Lundqvist snared a bullet from Alex Galchenyuk. The Swede then kept the Rangers in the game in the third by stopping Brian Flynn on a breakaway and robbing a wide-open Desharnais from close range.He was finally beaten again at 17:55 when Weise picked out an opening with a shot from the right circle. Plekanec then put his fourth of the season into an open net.“Once again the Rangers played very well,” Price said. “That’s an excellent hockey club over there.“We have a lot of respect for that team and their abilities. They probably feel the same about us. In the future, I’m sure there’ll be a lot more great hockey games between our teams.” TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Dont repeat mistakes of 1965 and 1971 Defence Minister warns Pak

first_imgPatna: Warning Pakistan to not repeat the “mistakes of 1965 and 1971”, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the neighbouring country can get dismantled into various parts on account of flagrant human rights violations against Balochs and Pashtuns on its soil.Article 370 was like a “canker” that bled Jammu and Kashmir, Singh said, asserting that a majority of population in the erstwhile state supported its abrogation. Addressing a “Jan Jagran Sabha” (public awareness meet) organised by the BJP here, where leaders spoke on the Narendra Modi government’s move to strip J&K of the special status, Singh said his party has lived up to its promises. “As a nationalist party, the BJP never softened its stand on the issue. Article 370 was like a canker (nasoor) which left J&K bleeding. We have now demonstrated that we are an honest and credible party which fulfils its promises,” Singh said, evoking applause from the crowd. He blamed Article 370, and Article 35A, which arose out of it, for the state being in the throes of terrorism. “J&K will now be transformed within five years. In fact, more than three-fourths of its population wanted this provision to go. Our intentions were good and it is no surprise that our move was supported wholeheartedly by our alliance partners,” Singh said. Cautioning the neighbouring country against promoting cross-border terrorism, in the wake of the recent developments in Kashmir, he said, “Talks with Pakistan will henceforth resume only after it stops promoting terrorism. And it must also keep in mind that J&K is an integral part of India. All discussions will only take place about Pak-occupied Kashmir.” The abolition of Article 370 had been one of the key promises made by the BJP in its election manifestos. It was accomplished earlier this year by a presidential order and the ruling party at the Centre managed to secure a parliamentary nod for bifurcation of the state into Union territories with the help of its coalition partners. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U), however, emerged as the lone dissenting voice from within the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance as it staged a walkout in both the Houses of Parliament after expressing his disapproval over the Modi government’s move. The defence minister also warned Pakistan against “repeating mistakes of 1965 and 1971”, referring to the two wars fought and won against the neighbouring country, and claimed that it ran the risk of getting “dismantled” on account of flagrant violation of human rights. “We do not need to do anything against Pakistan. It will get dismantled because of the very path it has chosen. The country will be devoured by flagrant violation of human rights and flourishing terrorism on its soil,” Singh remarked grimly, without elaborating further. He rubbished the “one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter” theory, often used by the neighbouring country to justify militancy in Kashmir.last_img read more

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Mumbai Equity benchmark Sensex furthered losses t

first_imgMumbai: Equity benchmark Sensex furthered losses to the fourth session in a row on Thursday, dropping about 199 points as financial sector trouble and renewed trade war concerns weighed on sentiments. After opening on a negative note, the 30-share BSE Sensex swung between a high of 38,310.93 and a low of 37,957.56, before settling at 38,106.87, showing a decline of 198.54 points or 0.52 per cent. Likewise, the 50-share NSE Nifty closed down by 46.80 points or 0.41 per cent at 11,313.10. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra The Sensex was pulled down mainly by losses in metal and banking stocks. Globally, markets came under an immense pressure after the US decision to impose new tariffs on European goods, triggering worries for the global economy. Besides, a series of negative headlines in the Indian banking and financial sector have been playing in the minds of investors, pulling the benchmark indices down for the past couple of sessions. On the Sensex chart, Vedanta was the biggest loser with 4.66 per cent decline. Other major laggards were were Tata Steel, IndusInd Bank, HDFC Bank, Kotak Bank, Axis Bank, HUL and Bharti Airtel, losing up to 3.36 per cent. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days On the other hand, Yes Bank surged about 33 per cent on Thursday after five consecutive days of fall after the bank said its financials are strong, with the liquidity position well in excess of regulatory requirements. Others top gainers were Tata Motors, ITC, HCL Tech PowerGrid, and M&M, gaining up to 6.16 per cent. Asian markets were down amid concerns over the US opening a new front in its trade war.last_img read more

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