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Jaitley to take oath for fresh RS term tomorrow
New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is undergoing treatment for kidney ailment, will take oath tomorrow for his new six years term in the Rajya Sabha. The 65year old Jaitley elected recently from Uttar Pradesh will take oath at special ceremony due to his health condition. The ceremony will take place in the chambers of Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu at 11 am, sources said. Jaitley was on April 3 once again appointed as the Leader of the Upper House following his re-election. He has not been going to his North Block office since April 2. On April 9, he underwent dialysis at AIIMS here and has been confined to a controlled environment' at home. He had cancelled his scheduled foreign visits and had confirmed his illness in a tweet. I am being treated for kidney related problems & certain infections that I have contracted, he had tweeted. Jaitley, however, had not elaborated on the ailment, but said.
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CWG 2018: India finish penultimate India closely following case, seeks impartial probe into use of day in ultimate fashion CWG 2018: India won a total of 17 medals today, taking them past the 50-medal mark, and finishing the day with 59
Gold Coast : Saturday was a day of many firsts for India at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, paddler Manika Batra and boxer Mary Kom won India’s first gold medals in their respective disciplines. India won a total of 17 medals today, taking them past the 50-medal mark, and finishing the day with 59. The day’s medal haul began with boxing great Mary Kom winning gold in her first Commonwealth Games. She also became India’s first woman boxer to claim a Commonwealth Games gold. The 35-year-old five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist claimed a unanimous verdict of 5-0 Northern Ireland’s Kristina O’Hara in the final. “I am so glad to have made history again, it is a special feeling to win something that is a milestone medal. I am just so glad,” a beaming Mary Kom said after the victory. “This medal and each one of my medals is special to me because I have worked equally hard for them. And I will continue to do so till the time my body is fit,” she added. This was followed by shooter Sanjeev Rajput winning gold in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions. He smashed the Games record with a total score of 454.5. In qualification, the 37-year-old scored a total of 1180 (58x) to break Olympic medallist Gagan Narang’s qualification record of 1166. The Indian boxing team enjoyed its best ever medal haul at the Commonwealth Games, with gold medals from Gaurav Solanki (52kg) and Vikas Krishan (75kg) adding up to the overall boxing medal tally of nine. Boxers Amit Panghal (49kg), Manish Kaushik (60kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg) settled for silver
after losing closely-contested bouts. “Best ever medal haul, how can I be not be be happy, I am quite happy. The bar has been set pretty high by this performance but it makes things easier for us going forward,” India’s High Performance Director Santiago Nieva told said. “Credit to the boxers for the way they fought, even those who lost gave fighting performances,” he added. In wrestling, India picked up another four medals on day three of the competition. Wrestler Vinesh Phogat and Sumit Malik winning gold, while Sakshi Malik and Somveer settled for bronze. The wrestling contingent signed off from the Games with 12 medals overall — five gold, three silver and four bronze. Olympic medallist Sakshi went out of the gold medal contention in the first round itself after losses to Canada’s Michelle Fazzari and Nigeria’s Aminat Adeniyi following a win over Cameroon’s Berthe Ngolle. she gathered herself after the setback to defeat New Zealand’s Tayla Ford 6-5 in a close bout to avoid going without a medal. The heartbreak of missing the gold left her in tears during the medal ceremony. “I am so disappointed, I should have won a gold medal and I have to settle for a bronze. It will be another four years before I can make this right. I could not get what I expected of myself,” she told Said, wiping away her tears. “I had a bad second bout because I thought I was winning till the last few seconds but then I lost and it destroyed my composure, I could never recover from that,” she said referring to her defeat at the hands of Canadian Michelle Fazzari, the final scoreline read 8-11. Asked what’s next for her in the calendar, Sakshi said, “Next for me is the Asian Games and I will prepare hard for it.”
CBI books former UCO Bank CMD Arun Kaul for alleged fraud of Rs 621 crore, searches underway
The revelations come just days after the investigating agency had registered a case amounting to Rs 19.03 crore sanctioned by the bank to 18 fake borrowers under various home and property loan schemes with concessional interest rates in 2013 and 2016
New Delhi : The CBI on Saturday booked former Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of UCO bank Arun Kaul and others for an alleged fraud to the tune of Rs 621 crore and conducted searches in at least 10 places, eight of which are in Delhi and two others in Mumbai, news agency reported. Kaul served as CMD of UCO bank from September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2015. It was alleged that the accused persons in pursuance of criminal conspiracy defrauded the
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UCO Bank to the tune of Rs. 621 crore (approx)by diversion and syphoning off the bank loans, the agency said. Besides Kaul, others booked by the CBI are Era Engineering Infra India Ltd. (M/s EEIL), its CMD Hem Singh Bharana, two chartered accountants Pankaj Jain and Vandna Sharda of Pawan Bansal of M/s Altius Finserve Pvt. Ltd. The revelations come just days after the investigating agency had registered a case amounting to Rs 19.03 crore sanctioned by the bank to 18 fake
borrowers under various home and property loan schemes with concessional interest rates in 2013 and 2016. The agency had filed a case against former bank employees including its former Branch Manager K.R. Saroja. The banking
sector has been reeling under the revelation of numerous frauds and loan defaulters ever since PNB revealed that it detected fraudulent transactions worth over Rs 11,400 crore in its mid-corporate branch at Brady House,
South Mumbai. PNB had alleged that two employees had “fraudulently issued Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) and transmitted SWIFT instructions to the overseas branches of Indian Banks” to raise buyers credit for companies of billionaire diamond jeweller Nirav Modi without “making entries in the bank system”. Following the announcement by the PNB, numerous banks came forward with similar complaints which included OBC, HDFC among others. The CBI booked diamond jeweller Nirav Modi, his wife Ami Modi, brother Nishal Modi and his maternal uncle Mehul Choksi in connection with an alleged Rs 280 crore cheating case after it received a complaint from PNB on January 29.
‘chemical weapons’, says MEA
"We urge all parties to show restraint and to avoid any further escalation in the situation. The matter should be resolved through dialogue and negotiations," the ministry said
New Delhi : Taking serious note of the coordinated airstrikes in Syria by the US, UK and France, the Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday called for an impartial probe into the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Bashar alAssad-led government on its civilians. “The alleged use of chemical weapons, if true, is deplorable. We call for an impartial and objective investigation by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to establish the facts,” the ministry was quoted by news agency said. While urging all parties to show constraint, the ministry said the matter should be settled amicably through dialogue and negotiations. “We urge all parties to show restraint and to avoid any further escalation in the situation. The matter should be resolved through dialogue and negotiations
and on the basis of the principles of the UN Charter and in accordance with the international law,” it said. On Friday, US President Donald Trump launched precision air strikes on Syria in a combined operation with France and Britain. The three countries targeted Damascus and surrounding areas in retaliation to the alleged chemical attacks by President Bashar al-Assad last week, which killed at least 60 people. While hailing the military later in the day, Trump praised the “perfectly executed” airstrikes against the Syrian regime. The US President claimed that the joint action aimed to establish a “strong deterrent” against the production, spread, and use of chemical weapons. According to
Pentagon, the Syrian forces lost several equipment and materials associated with chemical weapons in the airstrikes. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the missile strikes carried out overnight in Syria had destroyed a “large part” of the Damascus government’s stocks of chemical weapons. British Prime Minister Theresa May said the airstrikes by the three countries sent a “clear message” to Syria against the use of chemical weapons. The British Prime Minister told reporters at a Downing Street press conference on Saturday that the coordinated strikes to degrade the Bashar al-Assad led Syrian regime’s chemical weapons capability involved four Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornado GR 4s. “This collective action sends a clear message that the international community will not stand by and tolerate the use of chemical weapons,” she said.
New Delhi : BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district, was on Saturday sent to seven-day police custody. The CBI has also arrested Shashi Singh, who allegedly took the woman to Sengar. The BJP MLA, who was on Friday arrested by the CBI, was produced before a Lucknow court earlier in the day where he claimed innocence and said he has ‘faith in the judiciary’, ANI reported. The victim, who arrived at the CBI zonal office in the city earlier in the day, was later taken to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital for medical examination. A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assurance, the victim expressed her confidence in receiving justice. Breaking his silence over the issue, PM Modi had stated that the country’s “daughters” would “definitely get justice”. “I want to assure the country that no culprit will be spared, complete justice will be done. Our
daughters will definitely get justice,” Modi told a rally in New Delhi. The alleged rape case came into the limelight after the victim tried to immolate herself outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence last week after alleging police inaction against the BJP MLA. The Uttar Pradesh government, which has been receiving flak over its handling of the issue, handed over the case of alleged rape and subsequent death of the victim’s father in judicial custody to the CBI. On Thursday, an FIR was filed against Kuldeep Singh Sengar and he was subsequently booked by
the UP Police on various charges under the IPC, including rape, kidnapping and criminal intimidation. Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party chief and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav held the state director general of police (DGP) and Principal Secretary (Home) responsible for “shielding” the accused MLA of the ruling party. “The DGP and the Principal Secretary (Home) were shielding the accused. The entire country has seen how they were referring to him (the MLA) as ‘mananiya’ (honourable) at a press conference,” Yadav told reporters at the SP office in Lucknow.
Accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar sent to seven-day police custody
Kathua rape case: Ram Madhav admits indiscretion on BJP MLAs’ part, says their resignation being sent to J&K CM
Madhav said the ministers had gone there to assure people of impartial investigations into the matter, but a certain amount of discretion should have been maintained
Jammu : Admitting that there had been certain amount of indiscretion on party of the party in the handling of the rape and murder of a minor Bakarwal girl in Kathua, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday said that the party has decided to forward resignation of its two J&K ministers
to the Chief Minister for further action. Both the ministers Chander Parkash Ganga and Choudhary Lal Singh, who at a rally of the Hindu Ekta Manch rallied behind their demand for shifting investigations into the rape and murder of the girl from state’s Crime Branch to CBI, had
tendered their resignation to state party president Sat Sharma on Friday. While Chander Parkash held the portfolio of Industries and Commerce, Singh is Forest Minister in coalition government. Madhav said the ministers had gone there to assure people of impartial investigations into the
matter, but a certain amount of discretion should have been maintained. “Certainly there was lack of discretion which led to misconception
even about their person and that is why they decided to quit,” said Madhav here. A s the incident came to light, I had come to Jammu and convened a party meeting in which it was decided that investigations shall be allowed to complete and since then, there had been no development from party
side over the issue, he said. The party leaders were advised not to take any step at party level in the matter as it involved a gruesome incident of rape and murder of a girl, he said, adding that party’s state secretary Vijay Sharma too had been asked to quit the party post for spearheading Hindu Ekta
Manch agitation against crime branch investigations. He is no more office bearer of BJP, he added. Referring to party position on deportation of Rohingyas and restrictions on dislocation of tribals from forests and other government lands, he said that “we have clear and consistent stand on both the issues.” “Although
these have been minutes of the meeting circulated to various departments, we have told the government that these must be withdrawn,” he said. About deportation of Rohingyas, he said that Union Home Minister was fully seized of the matter and you will soon seen effective steps taken in the matter.
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Kathua, Unnao rape cases: What it will take to get justice for ‘India’s daughters’
Faced with growing countrywide outrage over the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke his silence on the issue on Friday, promising justice for the “country’s daughters”. However, securing justice for women in the country is easier said than done. A Mint analysis of data on crime and punishment in India suggests that there are three big challenges when it comes to securing justice for women in the country: low trust in the police force, the slow pace of the judiciary, and the growing criminalization of politics, which undermines any serious attempt to reform India’s broken criminal justice system. These challenges pose a challenge for everybody in their quest for justice but they often prove insurmountable for those at the bottom of the social and economic hierarchy. Consider the data on state-wise crimes against women registered under the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The data shows that the rate of crimes against women moves in tandem with the overall crime rates across major states of the country. This suggests that there could be a strong reporting effect, which leads to under-reporting of crimes against women in states where overall recording of crimes is poor. In Bihar, for instance, both the overall crime rate and the rate of crimes against women are considerably lower than in most other parts of the country. In stark contrast, in states such as Andhra Pradesh and Delhi, both these rates are quite high.It is worth noting that till the mid-90s, most districts in Bihar did not report any crimes against women at all. National level trends also suggest that there might be a reporting effect at play. In the year following the so-called “Nirbhaya rape” in December 2012, crimes against women saw an unprecedented 25% jump, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data shows. Reporting of crime has historically been low because of perverse policing incentives, and they tend to be even lower for gender crimes. As a 2009 research paper by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) economist Abhijit Banerjee and co-authors showed, policemen in India tend to be far more reluctant to register crimes such as sexual harassment and domestic violence as compared to other crimes such as break-ins. The second big challenge is the low conviction rates in gender crimes, which coupled with high pendency rates, inhibits victims from registering a criminal complaint. State-wise data again suggests that there is strong correlation between the overall conviction rates in a state with the conviction rate in gender crimes, although conviction rates for gender crimes tend to be lower than overall conviction rates across states. Pendency rates (the number of cases for which trial has not been completed expressed as a share of total cases on trial during the year) are high across most states of the country, and for almost all categories of crimes. While this is not a new problem, the pendency rate in India has reached its highest level since the turn of the 21st century in 2016, the latest year for which such data is available. There is a common reason for the high pendency and poor conviction rates: India’s overburdened police and judicial system. Compared to other large emerging markets, India has far fewer policemen and judges, once we adjust for the size of India’s population. What prevents greater investments in the criminal justice system, and in professionalizing the police forces? The answer lies, at least partly, in the lack of political will. Given the growing criminalization of Indian politics, most political parties are not interested in such reforms. The proportion of politicians with criminal charges against them has been rising steadily over the past decade, shows the political scientist Milan Vaishnav in his 2017 book, When Crime - Kapilkumar M. Hirpara Pays.
Khushi Kapoor looks like a truebred fashionista in this Falguni and Shane Peacock outfit
Mumbai : Khushi Kapoor has an impeccable fashion sense, which can give any Bollywood fashionista a run for their money. Be it her super stylish airport looks or her stunning ethnic wears, she sure knows how to make heads turn. Recently, she was spotted in a gorgeous semisheer and embellished gown from designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock. The ensemble featured a mini underdress with a plunging, sheer neckline, and a thighhigh slit. It also had the designer’s signature feather detailing on the hem. Styled by celebrity stylist Tanya Ghavri, she opted for a couple of rings to accessorise it. Not only is the outfit
elegant, we think she pulled it off with grace and elan. A dewy make-up palette with well-defined eyes, a dark-shaded eyeshadow and bold red lips along with centre-parted wavy hair gave finishing touches to her look. Kapoor has also managed to ace her ethnic wear game. Remember the time when she slayed in a pristine white lehenga teamed with an embellished sheer crop top by Manish Malhotra? She was also seen in a pink, breezy tube blouse with a matching artwork lehenga skirt by Malhotra featuring floral applique work all over it. Since the outfit was heavily embroidered, she opted for minimal accessories.
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Bollywood-Hollywood Kathua rape case: Richa Chadha Richa Chadha had been trolled many times on social media for voicing her opinion but she always had a reply to shut them up
New Delhi: Fukrey actress Richa Chadha seems to be someone who does not take lightly the distasteful trolls against her on social media. A bold person with a really great sense of humor, Chadha often expresses her
opinion about whatever is happening in the society. Recently, she tweeted about the brutal gangrape of an 8-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir that shook the country. Many Bollywood celebs have been voicing
in traditional Kandyan manner. "Happy Sinhalese New Year everyone! My first Kandyan saree," wrote Jacqueline. The Race 3 actress' post quickly went viral, garnering over 611,156 'likes' and 4,700 comments in just two hours. In the comments' section, Jacqueline was told that
she still has the same smile: "Soo pretty, same smile," read a comment. Jacqueline Fernandez is currently busy with Race 3, the shooting of which has just been resumed with Salman. The film's team wrapped the Abhu Dhabi schedule of the movie recently, just in time for Salman Khan's blackbuck verdict. While Salman was spotted on sets of Race 3 in Mumbai recently, this is how Jacqueline was prepping indoors. This is what she wrote for a workout video: "It's not about the physique, fitness for me has always been about the challenge and finally the feeling of accomplishment... that's where the addiction lies." Not just throwback photos or work-out posts, Jacqueline's Instagram feed is also studded with videos from her pole dance sessions. After A Gentleman (in which she had a pole dancing sequence in a song), she appears to have included pole dancing as part of her work-out regime. Jaqueline Fernandez's line-up of films also includes Drive, which is expected to release in September. Race 3 is slated to hit screens during Eid.
Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor to reunite for Mijwan
Ex-flames Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone were in news together after reports of them walking the ramp together at an upcoming fashion show made rounds. As per a report in a leading daily, the 'Tamasha' co-stars will now walk the ramp for at the much awaited Mijwan Fashion Show on April 19. Earlier, there were reports the duo was supposed to walk
the ramp together on April 9. However, the show was postponed owing to Deepika's neck pain and Ranbir Kapor’s typhoid. A spokesperson from the organizers handling the event had confirmed the same in a statement saying, ''We regret to inform you that the Mijwan Fashion Show scheduled in Mumbai at the Grand Hyatt on 9th April 2018 has been postponed by
been trolled many a time and each time, she shut the trolls up with sharp replies. The actress tweeted: "#YoTrollSoSanskari he be lecturing me on Chaddis
and be posting legit porn. This one REALLY cracked me up (Sic). The person who made a really cheap remark against her got the reply he deserved.
New Delhi: Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar has shared screen space with iconic actress Kareena Kapoor Khan in her first brand endorsement post winning the beauty pageant. The two beautiful ladies are seen having a fun conversation in the video but what Kareena said towards the end of the video might worry Saif Ali Khan. In the video, Kareena and Manushi are seen enjoying a wedding feast while cribbing about how boring the actual wedding is. Just then Manushi explains her idea of an ideal wedding and starts dreaming about it. Hearing Manushi's idea of a perfect wedding,
Kareena gets fascinated and expresses her desire to get married again but Manushi quickly reminds the actress that she is already married. Both Kareena and Manushi look absolutely stunning in the video. Manushi had earlier revealed that she isn't scared about the comparison with Kareena Kapoor Khan. "There are a lot of expectations when people have already seen actors like Tamannaah Bhatia and Kareena Kapoor Khan. But I think for a girl who is already living up to a lot of expectations, I wasn't really scared. There was more of excitement than nervousness, " she told said. "What Kareena Kapoor
Khan has been doing and will keep doing is different than the line of jewellery that I am endorsing for Malabar." Manushi is supporting many charitable causes and launched her own project named 'Shakti' before joining the beauty pageantShe is glad that Malabar Gold and Diamond gives 5 percent of its profits to charity, and it supports the cause of girl child education. "For someone like me who is still studying and didn't come from a pageant background, knows and understands how education is important. Education brings a sense of confidence and self-worth to yourself.
Times! You Complete Me in every way possible…Thank you for your unconditional love This last One year has been beautiful and always a roller coaster with you… looking forward to a lifetime of more beautiful years of married life with you my Handsome Husband!.” Sunjay Kapoor was earlier married to Bollywood diva Karisma Kapoor but the two parted
ways and got divorced in 2016. Priya Sachdev is reportedly the third wife of Kapoor. The two tied the knot on April 13 last year in New Delhi then flew to New York for the reception. Sachdev is often seen wishing her near and dear ones on her social account. Recently, the beauty took to her Instagram to wish daughter Samaira and son Kiaan. She even posts the pictures of kids with Sanjay. Kareena Kapoor’s sister Karisma Kapoor and Sunjay Dutt got hitched in 2003 and parted ways in 2010 when Karisma moved out of his house and shifted to Mumbai. In 2005, they filed for divorce but the Delhi Court advised them to settle the matter but soon the Bollywood diva shifted to Mumbai soon after giving birth to Kiaan. They finally filed for a divorce in 2014 and end their marriage.
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their opinion about it on social media platforms. Chadha shared her views about the case on Twitter. In a strongly worded tweet, she said that the BJP MLAs were making a mockery of the Modi government's
We Bet You've Never Seen Jacqueline Fernandez Look So Cute
Mumbai : Jacqueline Fernandez posted a throwback photo as a greeting for Sinhalese New Year, an auspicious day to mark the beginning of a new year for Sinhalese people in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan actress shared a major blast from the past in which she can be seen in a saree, draped
#BetiBachao (save girl child) slogan by taking sides with the accused in the Kathua rape case. This is not the first time this has happened. Chadha had
a week or so. Both our show stoppers Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone have taken ill and we are waiting for them to recover. We will inform you as soon as a new date is finalised. Apologies for the inconvenience caused and hope you will bear with us.'' Designer Manish Malhotra too had announced Ranbir, Deepika's collaboration on his Instagram account.
Priya Sachdev shares an emotional message for Karisma Kapoor’s ex Sunjay Kapoor
Mumbai : Indian model Priya Sachdev took to her official Instagram account to wish hubby Sunjay Kapur on their first wedding anniversary. The stunning wife shared a heartwarming message for him with photos from their wedding that took place in April last year. She wrote, “Happy Anniversary my Darling Husband…Love you from the Sun and Back Infinite
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Olivier Giroud seals Chelsea’s comeback win to stun struggling Southampton GNS Ag / New Delhi: Olivier Giroud came off the bench to score twice as Chelsea stormed back from two goals down to send Southampton one step closer to relegation. A first-half strike from Dusan Tadic was added to by Jan Bednarek on his first start for the Saints, as Mark Hughes looked like claiming a vital first win as the Saints manager. But a decisive intervention by Antonio Conte led to three goals in eight minutes for Chelsea, with Giroud’s brace coming either side of a thumping finish from Eden Hazard. Before Conte and Giroud made their presence felt Chelsea looked to have been meandering to another underwhelming performance that has typified their form since the turn of the year. Southampton looked like they had the spirit and confidence to resist the siren call of the Championship but while three points for Chelsea leaves Champions
League qualification still a distance away, Saints have only one win in 20 Premier League games and remain three points from safety with five games left. Southampton’s opening goal typified their first half performance; simple enough but made effective through determination. Ryan Bertrand hardly concealed his intentions. The Saints captain was going to run at César Azpilicueta, from his own half, and invited Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to find him with a pass. The Dane duly accepted the invitation and Bertrand won the race and advanced into the Chelsea box. There he held off a second challenge from Azpilicueta and played a pass with the outside of his boot that evaded the advancing Thibaut Courtois. Tadic anticipated faster than the defence and fired the ball low past Gary Cahill into an empty net. This was the sort of spirit Hughes had celebrated in
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Olivier Giroud celebrates on his knees as his team-mates join him after putting Chelsea 3-2 ahead at Southampton
Southampton’s previous performance against Arsenal and it satisfied the St Mary’s
Business Infosys CEO Salil Parekh Delivers In His First Quarter, Net Profit At R
Mumbai: Infosys, India's second biggest outsourcer, today reported earnings for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2018. This is the first full quarterly numbers under its new CEO Salil Parekh, who took charge of the Bengaluru-based IT major in early January. Infosys reported a net profit of Rs. 3,690 crore in Q4, mostly in line with market estimates. Analysts polled by news agency Reuters had on average expected Infosys to post a net profit of Rs. 3,709 crore. The profit for the March quarter was lower compared to the previous quarter (October-December), during which profit was boosted by reversal of an income tax provision of Rs. 1,432 crore. Infosys had reported a net profit of Rs. 5,129 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2017. For the March quarter, Infosys's revenue from operations rose to Rs. 18,083 crore, a quarter-on-
quarter growth of 1.6 per cent. Operating margin in the March quarter improved to 24.7 per cent from 24.3 per cent in Q3. For FY19, Infosys guided for a revenue growth of 6-8 per cent in constant currency, in line with market estimates. This is higher than the 5.8 per cent revenue growth recorded in FY18 in constant currency terms. Infosys expects operating margin at 22-24 per cent range in FY19. "I am pleased with our healthy revenue growth, profitability, and cash generation in Q4.
Fortis Healthcare Receives 'Expression Of Interest' From IHH Healthcare Berhad
Mumbai: Fortis Healthcare on Friday said that it has received "an unsolicited non-binding expression of interest (EoI)" from IHH Healthcare Berhad. According to a BSE filing, Fortis Healthcare's Board of Directors received this EoI from IHH Healthcare Berhad for possible due diligence and participation with the company. The IHH in its letter to the company's Board on April 11, 2018 made an offer of Rs 160 per Fortis share. The development assumes significance as on April 12, Hero Enterprise promoted by Sunil Munjal and the Burman family had offered, in a joint letter, to invest Rs 1,250 crore directly in Fortis Healthcare, to bail out the cash-strapped company. According to Munjal, the fund infusion "will go beyond addressing the urgent liquidity needs of the company and help the operations stabilise with
immediate effect". "Our offer is in the best interests of Fortis Healthcare. "In fact, all those connected with the company's ecosystem, its shareholders, patients, their attendants, the community and public at large, in addition to the lenders, suppliers, doctors, medical and non-medical staff will benefit from it. We are investing in the company and our aim is to create value for all stakeholders," he had said. On its part, the company in a BSE filing on Thursday said that it has received an "unsolicited binding offer from Hero Enterprise Investment Office and Burman Family Office" with a proposal to invest Rs 1,250 crore into the company through preferential allotment route, subject to certain conditions as mentioned in the "offer letter". "The said proposal is under evaluation by the company...," the filing said. On March 27.
Our robust performance is a reflection of the strong impact we have with our clients and the dedication of our employees. 'Navigating Your Next' is our aspiration of how we will partner with each one of our clients." said CEO Salil Parekh. "We will execute our strategy around the four pillars of Scaling our Agile Digital business which is today $2.79 billion in revenue, Energizing our client's Core technology landscape via AI and automation, Re-skilling our employees.
crowd too. They sang Tadic’s name, a reminder the forward is popular with
the home support, if not always his managers. The Serb was the fulcrum.
US adds India to currency watch list with China New Delhi: The US Treasury added India to its watch list of countries with potentially questionable foreign exchange policies, joining China and four others, according to a report issued on Friday. Treasury said the "monitoring list" includes those "major trading partners that merit close attention to their currency practices." In addition to India, the semiannual report to Congress names five countries that continue on the list from October: China, Germany, Japan, Korea and Switzerland. Countries remain on the list for two report cycles "to help ensure that any improvement in performance versus the criteria is durable and is not due to temporary factors." While no major trading partner was found to be manipulating its currency, five of those on the list meet two of the three criteria, while China is included because "it constitutes a disproportionate share of the overall US trade deficit." The US has a deficit of USD 337 billion with China of a total global trade deficit of USD 566 billion, according to government data. "We will continue to
monitor and combat unfair currency practices, while encouraging policies and reforms to address large trade imbalances," US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. The Treasury report is required by Congress to identify countries that are trying to artificially manage the value of their currency to gain a trade advantage, for example by keeping the exchange rate low to promote cheaper exports. The report said India, which has a USD 23 billion trade surplus with the United States, "increased its purchases of foreign exchange over the first three quarters of 2017," although the rupee still rose in value. And while China -- which is at the centre of a brewing trade dispute with Washington -- remained on the watch list, Treasury said "the Chinese currency generally moved against the dollar in a direction that should" help reduce China's trade surplus with the United States. Germany also remained on the watch list, even though it is part of the European currency union, which means it cannot independently control the exchange rate for the euro.
Mark Zuckerberg's Frankenstein: Facebook grew too fast, too big New Delhi: Unlike Victor Frankenstein's creature, Facebook's birth did not happen in a dreadful lab, but in a docile dorm room at Harvard University. Back then the 19-year old Harvard student wouldn't have estimated that a quarter of the world's population would be hooked to his service. The growth spurt has given Facebook and its creator tremendous power. From dorm rooms to court rooms, the brand has had a roller coaster ride since its birth in February 2004. Mark Zuckerberg had always been a keen programmer. In college, he developed websites for his peers and even began something as flamboyant as FaceSmash, which was a site made to rate people on the basis of their attractiveness. He quickly upgraded to Facebook, a site with detailed profiles of students and staff. Right off the bat, the idea took off like wild fire. Within a day, the page received profiles of 1,200 Harvard students and in a month it spread to
half of the undergraduate population. From there, it quickly spread to other American Universities. In August 2005, the company went international with a .com domain which it purchased for $200,000. However, they were still dealing with educational institutions. All that changed in September 2006 when Facebook was open to anyone with a registered e-mail id. In the year 2007 they registered revenue of $153 million which increased to $272 in the next year. In 2009, they
generated revenue of $777 million and a net income of $229 million. They touched the billion mark in terms of revenue in 2011. They listed themself in the stock markets for the first time in 2012. There was an initial dip in stock prices of Facebook Inc. but the company revived quickly and has been on the steady path of growth since then. Facebook's business model has been developed around advertisements where the main product is the consumer. The company collects data from the subscribers.
GNS Ag / New Delhi: Having won a gold for India in the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, weightlifter Punam Yadav was attacked along on Saturday in Varanasi's Rohaniya. It is being told that Punam had was at her aunt's house when the incident took place. One of the neighbours of her aunt's house attacked her following an argument. Rohaniya police is reportedly investigating the case. It is being reported that there was a quarrel between Poonam's aunt and neighbors in the morning, post which Poonam
and her cousin were attacked by the neighbours with bricks with stones. It is also being told that the dispute between the two families is quite old.Upon her arrival at the village, Punam received a warm welcome in Varanasi having made her village and the entire nation proud with her achievements in Australia. Poonam, whose village Dadupur is about 7 km from Varanasi city, was born and raised in there. It has also been learnt that Poonam, along with other relatives including the paternal aunt, were attacked. Her paternal
uncle along with 6-7 other people sustained injuries while Poonam is stated to have escaped unhurt. She has, although, filed a complaint in the Rohaniya police station in Varanasi. Earlier in the Gold Coast Games, India won gold for the fourth consecutive day as a weightlifter, Punam won this medal in 69 kg weight category in weightlifting. Punam raised a total of 222 kg (100 kg in snatch, 122 kg in clean and jerk) kg. It was India's fifth gold and seventh medal overall in the Games at that time.
GNS Ag / New Delhi: Virat Kohli's team Royal Challengers Bangalore won Friday Night's IPL match against Kings XI Punjab. And we already know what the lucky charm is. His wife, actor Anushka Sharma was in the stands, cheering him on, at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengalaru. Along with the rest of the fans, she hooted and cheered for her hubby, and was beaming
from ear to ear when he caught an important ball during the match. She even blew a couple of kisses to Virat, and gave a thumbs up to the camera, when it turned to her direction. She was even spotted chatting to Preity Zinta, owner of the rival team. Anushka and Virat always make hearts melt with their PDA. Virat had once blown a kiss to Anushka, from the cricket
grounds. And recently, he kissed his wedding ring at a match, as well. The two tied the knot in a grand wedding in Italy, on December 11, 2017. Netizens couldn't get enough of their haldi, engagement, and wedding photos. After their return to India, they hosted two lavish receptions in Delhi and Mumbai. On the work front, Anushka was last seen in Pari, and would next be seen in Sui-Dhaaga.
GNS Ag / Bhopal: ustice Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje, the newly appointed international president of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), has said that he is not a blind supporter of anyone and that the organisation will support anyone on the basis of issues rather than personalities. If national president of Congress, Rahul Gandhi, visits a temple then he will be supported, Kokje emphasised. His visits to temples is a good thing and therefore he will be
supported, he added. He also said that even the Congress will get support if it works for the Hindus. Earlier, in a big setback for Pravin Togadia, Justice Kokje was elected as VHP's new international president for which voting was held for the first time in 52 years of organisation's history. Kokje got 131 votes and defeated incumbent Raghava Reddy, close to Togadia, who could muster only 60 votes. In total, 192 delegates of the VHP were entitled to cast their votes in
election in Gurgaon. Kokje bats for same rights for all: On the issue of associating Dalits with the organisation, Kokje said that everyone will have equal rights in the VHP as our work does not entail distributing subsidiesinterview Justice Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje Togadia floats 'Hindu Hi Aage' •Immediately after the polls, an upset Togadia said he will work for the welfare of "100 crore Hindus" by floating his own organisation called Hindu Hi Aage.
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On Ambedkar Jayanti, minor clashes in Punjab, Gujarat as politicians vie for Dalit icon’s legacy
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday led the country in paying tributes to the architect of the Indian Constitution Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on his 127th birth anniversary even as tension gripped several parts of India. “Pujya Babasaheb gave hope to lakhs of people belonging to the poorest and marginalised sections of society. We remain
BSP chief Mayawati cautioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi that welfare schemes in Ambedkar’s name alone will not improve the lives of Dalits.
party office in Delhi. His Congress counterpart Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “His life and thoughts about equality, humanity, brotherhood, social justice give us inspiration to carry on the struggle.” But amid an undercurrent of anger in the community and allegations that the government was sidelining Dalits, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati said the BJP’s
overdrive to cultivate Dalits with the help of optics won’t cut. “I want to tell Modi ji and his government that commemorating places related to Babasaheb’s life and inaugurating schemes in his name, will in no
Chengannur : In the runup to the byelection for Chengannur Assembly constituency in Kerala, many houses in the district have put up posters outside their houses with an acerbic request for BJP Don't come here for votes, there is a pre-puberty girl child in this house. Most posters have been put on front gates, typically reading, "There is a pre-puberty girl-child in this home. BJP is requested not to come asking for votes." Handwritten posters with these sentences written on
it appeared in front of some houses in two constituencies in Kerala. The posters first appeared in Kamachal, in Vamanapuram panchayat, a CPI (M) stronghold. CPI (M) members in the area said that they were agitated at the support pouring in for Unnao and Kathua rapists from BJP and its supporters. "We did as a protest against the rape of the little girl. We distributed the posters to nearly 20 houses, these were not our members. But all of them willingly exhibited outside their
New Delhi : As the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana board have declared their results, the other state, central boards Ahmedabad: An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle station and crashed around 1 pm in south- will declare the results (UAV) of the Indian Navy crashed on east of Porbandar. No loss of life or damage soon, in the month of May Saturday in Gujarat, about 25 kilometers has been reported from the crash site. A and June. The candidates away from Porbandar, official sources said. Board of Inquiry has also been formed to who have appeared for the This is the second consecutive month when ascertain the reasons of the crash, sources examinations can check the an UAV has crashed in the same region. The added. In a similar incident in March 24 this results through the official Navy’s Israeli-made Heron UAV was on a year, another Heron UAV of the Indian Navy websites or other websites. routine surveillance mission when it lost had crashed during a routine surveillance The results can also be availed via sms or phone. data-link communication with the ground exercise. The CBSE, ICSE, Haryana, West Bengal board, Bihar board, Rajasthan board may announce the results next month. The Haryana board is Washington: According to a to go out, and were asked to objectifying gazes from likely to announce the results Springer study, men under the rate the women’s appearances them. They spent less time on May 20. The Telangana influence of alcohol are more and personality. The women’s looking at faces and focused first and the second year likely to see women as sexual photos were previously rated far longer on chests and results are available and objects. The study explored by an independent panel on waists. This was particularly students of both general some of the circumstances how much warmth, good- true when viewing women and vocational courses have and factors that influence naturedness, friendliness, who had been rated high in to keep their hall tickets why men objectify women. competence, intelligence, attractiveness. It happened to ready to check their marks. The study involved 49 men confidence, and attractiveness a lesser degree when viewing The candidates can get in their twenties and was they exuded Eye-tracking women who exuded warmth their results through official conducted in the safe space technology noted which part and competence, especially websites, tsbie.cgg.gov.in of a college laboratory. Of of the women’s bodies men when men were slightly drunk. and results.cgg.gov.in or the 49 subjects, 29 received were looking at when they The findings suggested that via sms also. This year, the two alcoholic drinks to mildly were shown the images. whether a man will sexually Central Board of Secondary intoxicate them, and the rest When the men assessed a objectify a woman depends on Education (CBSE) went received placebo drinks. All photographed woman based on the alcohol intoxication of the with a huge controversy were shown photographs of 80 her appearance, the instruction man, as well as how attractive, of paper leak. The class 10 undergraduate women dressed most often triggered warm and competent a woman. mathematics paper and class
12 economics paper were allegedly leaked which lead to arrests of several people. The class 12 examination concluded on April 13, while the class 10 examination was concluded on April 5. Last year, the board declared the results in the first week of June. Following the trend, the candidates can check the results by visiting the official website, cbse. nic.in. Apart from it, the candidates can check the results through indiaresults. com, examresults.net, examresults.nic.in. The results will be available on the official website, cisce. org. The board may declare the results in the month of May, following the previous year trend. Last year, the result of ICSE examination was declared on May 29, and 98.50 per cent students cleared the examinations with good marks. A total of 1,76,327 candidates registered for ICSE examinations last year. The results for ISC examination was declared on May 29 and the overall pass percentage was 96.47.
New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who also holds the Home portfolio, on Saturday terminated the services of four policemen accused in the rape and murder of a minor in Kathua district. The Chief Minister also wrote to the Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, seeking a fast track court to conclude within 90 days the trial in the case that has caused a nation-wide outrage, official sources said here. Informed sources said the state government terminated the services of a sub-inspector, a head constable and two Special Police Officers (SPOs) accused in the crime. The development comes a day after the resignation of two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers in the coalition government — Chaudhry Lal Singh and Chander Parkash Ganga — who had
attended rallies in support of the accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua. Mehbooba Mufti is in Srinagar to meet party legislators and senior ministers to discuss the future course of action on the case. The minor girl from the Bakerwal community was kidnapped on January 10;
taken to a temple in Rasana village in Kathua district. Her attackers, which included temple official and policemen, drugged and gang raped her over days before finally killing her and dumping her body in a forest nearby, seven days later. The girl was attacked to scare away the nomadic Muslim community out of the village.
2016-17 academic year from Class IX. The NCERT textbooks of the two subjects were introduced in 57 schools — government and private included — across 11 districts of the state. However, this year, when the same batch
of students, a total of 5,896, appeared for their Class X board exams this March, there were confusions galore. To begin with, the state education board (GSHSEB) had to conduct four different exams for over 10.5 lakh students of the state board for each of the two subjects — mathematics and science. “Out of all the 11 districts where the pilot scheme was launched, 21 schools in Surat district had requested for the CBSE pattern exam. The remaining 36 schools wanted the GSHSEB exam pattern but based on NCERT syllabus. Since it was a pilot
scheme with no conditions attached, the state education board had accepted their requests,” said GSHSEB Chairman A J Shah. Such multiplicity of exams not only led to confusion in conducting the exams, but also in teaching. “Certainly, there was confusion in teaching. The school staff had to go through several sample question papers to understand the format. As this year the school had conducted Class IX exams on NCERT pattern, once the school exams get over on April 16, we will approach the GSHSEB authorities to request for
CBSE-based Class X exam,” said Narendra R Jha, principal of C L Hindi High School. The school in Ahmedabad’s Rakhial area, the only Hindi medium school to be a part of the pilot scheme. For others, it is not clear how the transition would help them in competing in the national entrance exams. “Our students took GSHSEB pattern exams on NCERT syllabus as the government has declared that all admissions will be based on national examinations which follow the NCERT curriculum. But students in Gujarat think that they have not studied what others have.
indebted to him for his efforts towards the making of our Constitution,” Modi tweeted. President Ram Nath Kovind greeted the nation and tweeted: “Homage to Dr B.R. Ambedkar on his birth anniversary. An icon of our nation, Dr Ambedkar was a multifaceted personality who waged a life-long struggle for a modern India free of caste and other prejudices, ensuring equal
rights to women and for the disadvantaged.” BJP president Amit Shah paid tribute to Ambedkar at the
Jignesh Mevani's supporters stop BJP leaders from garlanding Ambedkar's statue in Gujarat
Ahmedabad: In Gujarat, a ruckus took place at an event celebrating Ambedakar Jayanti after a few supporters of MLA Jignesh Mevani tried to obstruct BJP MPs and members from garlanding BR Ambedkar's statue. The police detained five Dalit activists who attempted to prevent BJP MP Kirit Solanki from putting a garland over BR Ambedkar's statue. The activists raised slogans against the BJP, according to reports. The incident occurred in Ahmedabad. "No force in the universe can stop us (from paying tribute to Ambedkar)," Solaki told reporters after the incident, according to Times Now. The nation
commemorates Ambedkar's 127th birthday today. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and Congress President Rahul Gandhi paid their tribute to BR Ambedkar on his 127th birth anniversary at Parliament in New Delhi on Saturday. Security has been beefed up in Uttar Pradesh
in view of Ambedkar Jayanti today to prevent any possible attempt at inciting violence, with political parties drawing up separate plans for the occasion. Districts magistrates and superintendents of police have been asked to ensure peace and check any violence in their respective areas of jurisdiction.
Indian Navy’s UAV crashes near Porbandar
way lead to development of Dalits,” Mayawati said. In Ahmedabad, five men including members of Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch, were detained when they tried to protest garlanding of Ambedkar’s
statue at Sarngpur in Ahmedabad by BJP MP Kirit Solanki. Alleging that BJP is anti-dalit, convener of Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch and Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani had given call to prevent BJP members from paying tribute to Ambedkar on his birth anniversary. But events led by Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani in Gandhinagar and BJP
president Jitu Vaghani in Surat did not see any protest. In western Uttar Pradesh, Meerut, which witnessed widespread protests by Dalits during the nationwide protests on April 2, is on high alert. The security measures taken include blocking of internet services from 9 pm on Friday to 8 pm on Saturday, an official at the district magistrate’s office said.
houses," Kannan, a CPI (M) member said. As pictures of these posters started doing rounds on Whatsapp, a couple of youngsters in Chengannur constituency started writing similar messages. Soon, CPI (M) and Congress members and
a few people not affiliated to any political party stuck similar messages on their houses. In Chengannur, the messages were not just about Asifa and Unnao, but also told BJP leaders and cadres not to come asking for votes. Chengannur is all set for high-pitched bye-election which BJP President Amit Shah has termed as the first step to BJP's 'Mission Kerala'. "This is not a political campaign. All of us started this together. This includes CPI (M), Congress and
even those not affiliated with any party. Two or three youngsters started this protest and everybody just followed," Nasir, CPI(M), general secretary, Alappuzha said. It is reported by media that in Chengannur, most of the posters were found in Puliyoor region in the constituency and later appeared in Anganwadi in Cherthala, in Alappuzha district. The poster campaign follows outrage in country over Kathua and Unnao rape cases.
'No entry for BJP and Sanghis. We have minor girls at home'
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Mehbooba Mufti seeks fast track court, sacks accused cops
Kathua rape case: Informed sources said the state government terminated the services of a sub-inspector, a head constable and two Special Police Officers (SPOs) accused in the crime
Gujarat Education dept to introduce maths, science NCERT textbooks from next academic session
Ahmedabad: IF THE ongoing confusion over replacing the science, mathematics and English Class X textbooks of Gujarat Council of Educational Research and Training (GCERT) with those of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) on a pilot basis was not enough, the Gujarat Education Department is all set to introduce the NCERT textbooks of the two subjects — maths and science — from Class I to Class XI in all the 58,000 schools across the state from the next academic session. By doing so, the
Education Department has set aside its earlier decision to introduce NCERT books in a phased manner in all the schools affiliated to Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB). Earlier, it was decided to introduce the NCERT books in only two to three classes every year, thereby completely replacing GCERT textbooks in all the classes from I to XII by 2020. The Education Department’s decision is set to impact nearly 1.15 crore students enrolled between Class I and XI in 43,000 government schools and 15,000 private
schools affiliated to the GSHSEB. “Since these subjects (mathematics and science) are relevant in view of the national entrance examinations like Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), it makes sense to replace the GCERT textbooks with the Central board,” Gujarat State School Textbook Board (GSSTB) chairman Nitin Pethani said justifying the Education Department’s decision. The talk of replacing the GCERT textbooks with those of NCERT began a few years ago following
dismal results of students from Gujarat in the national entrance examinations. The Education department then decided to introduce the NCERT textbooks of mathematics and science in a phased-manner, beginning
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