Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passes away LIVE updates: ‘He was passionate about everything Indian,’ says Akasa CEO Vinay Dube

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Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passes away LIVE updates: Also known as India’s Warren Buffett, he had a net worth of 5.8 billion USD (as of August 2022), according to Forbes, which listed him as the 36th wealthiest Indian and 438th richest person in the world.

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala (File Photo)

Updated on Aug 14, 2022 11:52 AM IST

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passes away LIVE updates: Billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala – also known as Big Bull – passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 62 in Mumbai. The demise of Jhunjhunwala, who was one of the co-founders of the newly-launched Akasa Air, is being mourned across the country, with politicians – cutting across party lines – and industry bigwigs paying rich tributes to the late investor.

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  • Aug 14, 2022 11:52 AM IST

    ‘He was deeply passionate about everything Indian’: Akasa Air

    We are deeply saddened by the untimely demise of Mr. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Jhunjhunwala’s family and friends. May his soul rest in peace.

    We at Akasa cannot thank Mr. Jhunjhunwala enough for being an early believer in us and putting his trust and faith in us to build a world-class airline. Mr. Jhunjhunwala had an invincible spirit, was deeply passionate about everything Indian and cared greatly for the well-being of our employees and customers. Akasa Air will honour Mr. Jhunjhunwala’s legacy, values and belief in us by striving to run a great airline: Vinay Dube, CEO, Akasa Air

  • Aug 14, 2022 11:37 AM IST

    Who was Rakesh Jhunjhunwala?

    Here’s a brief profile of the Hyderabad-born investor, who passed away nearly a month after celebrating his 62nd birthday. Read more

  • Aug 14, 2022 11:22 AM IST

    Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passes away, tributes pour in

    Tributes are pouring in for Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, who passed away at the age of 62 in Mumbai on Sunday morning.


Dalai Lama may extend his trip in Ladakh

Updated on Aug 14, 2022 11:30 AM IST

  • While the strategic community is waiting for the high priest to utter the word China during his sojourn in Leh, the Dalai Lama is least bothered and is delivering sermons apart from praying as head of Tibetan Gelug sect.


Dalai Lama giving his teachings in Padum, Zanskar, Ladakh
Dalai Lama giving his teachings in Padum, Zanskar, Ladakh


Dalit boy thrashed over water dies in Rajasthan: Gehlot orders probe

Updated on Aug 14, 2022 09:17 AM IST

The Dalit boy received serious injuries to one of his eyes and the nose. His father said he became unconscious after the teacher beat him up for touching ‘upper caste’ water pot.



Police arrested the accused and pressed with murder charges.(Representative Photo/PTI)
Police arrested the accused and pressed with murder charges.(Representative Photo/PTI)


Morning brief: 1 police personnel killed in grenade attack in J&K’s Kulgam

Published on Aug 14, 2022 08:51 AM IST

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The grenade attack came days after four soldiers were killed in a pre-dawn strike by two terrorists on the Army camp in Rajouri district. (ANI Photo)
The grenade attack came days after four soldiers were killed in a pre-dawn strike by two terrorists on the Army camp in Rajouri district. (ANI Photo)


Will hold history classes for those questioning RSS: Tejasvi Surya

Updated on Aug 14, 2022 07:15 AM IST

Tejasvi Surya said it is unfortunate that a ‘typical history’ appreciating only one family has been taught for the last 75 years while the contributions of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Veer Savarkar, Babasaheb Ambedkar, Sardar Patel have been neglected.



Tejasvi Surya in Pune at an event to promote the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign under 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' celebrations. (PTI)
Tejasvi Surya in Pune at an event to promote the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign under ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations. (PTI)


1 police personnel killed in grenade attack in J&K’s Kulgam

Updated on Aug 14, 2022 06:20 AM IST

  • Security has been beefed up in Kashmir ahead of Independence Day celebrations with drones, snipers and policemen in plain clothes deployed for surveillance and vehicles being checked at several places, according to officials.


The grenade incident was reported in Kulgam on Saturday night. (ANI File Photo/ Representational image)
The grenade incident was reported in Kulgam on Saturday night. (ANI File Photo/ Representational image)


Mahua Moitra’s dare to Nirmala Sitharaman on freebies: ‘I’ll bet you 15 lakh’

Updated on Aug 14, 2022 06:02 AM IST

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said states must consider their fiscal status before announcing election sops so that when they win elections and come back to the government again, they can keep their promises.



Trinamool MP has commented on the freebies debate taking a jibe at the BJP. 
Trinamool MP has commented on the freebies debate taking a jibe at the BJP. 


Breaking: Veteran investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala dies at 62

Updated on Aug 14, 2022 11:16 AM IST

  • Breaking news today August 14, 2022: Get latest news, breaking news, latest updates, live news, top headlines, breaking business news and top news of the hour.


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World’s highest rail bridge on Chenab gets ‘golden joint’

Updated on Aug 14, 2022 04:58 AM IST

World’s highest rail bridge over Chenab in the Kouri area of Reasi achieved another milestone when the overarch deck of the bridge was completed with a golden joint on Saturday.



World's highest single-arch railway bridge over the Chenab river, in Reasi district, on Saturday. (PTI)
World’s highest single-arch railway bridge over the Chenab river, in Reasi district, on Saturday. (PTI)

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