Was The US Capitol Attack Planned?

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Attackers in organized columns, a woman shouting instructions on a megaphone, and suspicious tours the day before: investigators are probing the possibility that the January 6 attack on the US Capitol was planned, with help from insiders.

Disturbing videos, photos and online communications point to potential conspiracy.

In one video, more than a dozen men wearing assault force-type garb push up the Capitol steps in a line, cutting through the dense crowd toward the building’s doors.

In another, a woman in a pink hat gives directions via megaphone to others inside the building, telling them where to go.

And several men, including two who made it inside the Senate chamber, carried zip ties that could be used to restrain hostages.

Some officials said many of the pro-Trump protestors who broke into the offices of top legislators like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to know how to navigate the maze-like Capitol.





Police detain a person during the attack by supporters of US President Donald Trump on the US Capitol
 AFP / ROBERTO SCHMIDT

“They knew where to go,” senior Democrat James Clyburn told CBS News. “Yes, somebody on the inside of those buildings were complicit in this.”

Prosecutors have arrested dozens

India took ‘decisive’ steps to deal with coronavirus pandemic: IMF chief

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IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has praised India for taking “very decisive” steps to deal with the pandemic and its economic consequences and asked the country to do more this year to support an accelerated transformation of the economy.


Participating in a global media roundtable on Thursday, the chief of the International Monetary Fund predicted a less bad outlook for India in the upcoming World Economic Update due to the steps taken by it.



When I called on everybody to stay tuned for January 26, that applies very much to India. You would see a picture in our update that is less bad. Why? Because the country actually has taken very decisive action, very decisive steps to deal with the pandemic and to deal with the economic consequences of it, Georgieva said.


The IMF is scheduled to release its World Economic Update on January 26. Talking about India, she said it was a very dramatic lockdown for a country of this size of the population with people clustered so closely together.


“Then India moved to more targeted restrictions and lockdowns. What we see is that that

‘As promised’: Elon Musk confirms Tesla’s India entry with 2-word tweet

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CEO has confirmed the company’s plans to enter the Indian market, within days of the electric vehicle maker registering its arm in the country.


“As promised,” Musk tweeted in response to a thread linked to a blog that analysed how India could still be a market to be developed for cars despite its high prices.



Earlier this week, it emerged that US electric car maker has registered its Indian arm amid indications that the company is set to enter the country’s automobile market.


According to a regulatory filing, the firm has registered Tesla India Motors and Energy Pvt Ltd with Registrar of (RoC) Bangalore.


The company has been registered as an unlisted private entity with a paid-up capital of Rs 1 lakh.


Vaibhav Taneja, Venkatrangam Sreeram, and David Jon Feinstein have been appointed as directors of Tesla India, as per the RoC filing.


The company is reportedly in talks with five states as it explores feasibility of setting up its manufacturing unit and research and development (R&D) centre in India.


Last month, Union Minister Nitin

Top 5 best SIP plans for FY 2018-19 in India

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If you’re serious about building a huge corpus to meet your future financial goals, you will NEED to carefully select and invest your hard-earned money in the best SIP plans available. 

We’re sure you’re wondering: 

Why SIP Investment?

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And that’s not all: some of the best SIP plans have consistently generated annual returns of approximately 20% for the last two decades.

No wonder: A report by AMFI revealed that the Mutual Fund industry added an average of 10.07 lacs SIP accounts each month, with average SIP size of around ₹3,200 per SIP account in FY 2018-19. 

But here’s the deal: There are hundreds of SIP plans available in the market and taking the best pick remains a cumbersome task even for the most seasoned of investors. 

In this post, we will present to you the best SIP plans in India for FY2018-19 to help you take the best pick. 

India’s December wholesale inflation slows to 1.22% as food prices ease

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The wholesale price-based inflation slowed to 1.22 per cent in December on easing food prices, as per government data released on Thursday.


The inflation based on Wholesale Price Index (WPI) was 1.55 per cent in November 2020, and 2.76 per cent in December 2019.



The rate of inflation based on WPI Food Index decreased from 4.27 per cent in November 2020, to 0.92 per cent in December 2020, as per the data released by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade.


It is to be noted here that retail inflation had also dropped sharply to 4.59 per cent in December, mainly due to declining

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