Month: September 2019

KCR lays foundation for new secretariat

first_imgChief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the new secretariat complex around 11 am. The bhumi pooja was done behind the D block of the secretariat. Ministers and other elected representatives including MLAs, MPs and MLCs attended the ceremony. The chief minister will then lay the foundation for the new integrated Legislative Assembly complex at Erramanzil around 12 pm. KCR will then host lunch for all the dignitaries at Pragati Bhavan at 1 pm. The new secretariat will be built in about four lakh sq ft with an estimated cost of Rs 400 crore. On the other hand, the cost of the new assembly is expected to touch Rs 100 crore.last_img read more

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Additional DGP Govind Singh inspects CID office in Warangal

first_imgWarangal: Additional DGP (CID) Govind Singh, who inspected Warangal Range CID unit on Tuesday, reviewed the progress of cases. Singh guided the officials in regard with expediting the cases and also elicited information about the Operation Muskan that got underway on Monday (July 1).Singh inspected the site of CID building at Revenue Colony under construction. Warangal Commissioner of Police V Ravinder detailed about the crime situation and the measures taken by the police to Singh. The Commissioner also apprised Singh of the practices adopted by the Warangal police in crime detection. East Zone DCP KR Nagaraju was present. Also Read – Call to sensitize SC, ST laws in Hanamkonda Advertise With Us In another related development, the Commissionerate police on Tuesday invoked Preventive Detention (PD) Act against Lavuri Santhosh and Dharavath Vamsi of Suryapet, who were involved in ganja trade. The police handed over the order copy to both the accused in the Central Prison, Warangal. Both the accused are said to be habitual offenders, it’s learnt.last_img read more

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CPI blames Pawans lack of strategy for poll rout in

first_imgRajamahendravaram: CPI state assistant secretary Muppalla Nageswara Rao attributed the defeat of Jana Sena-led alliance to lack of strong political strategy and clear stand on various issues. He alliance of Jana Sena, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), CPI and CPM won only one Assembly seat in the recent elections.Speaking to reporters at party office here on Wednesday, Nageswara Rao, who contested from Mangalagiri Assembly constituency, said Pawan Kalyan could not devise a strong strategy and spell out clear stance, and thus was unable to instil confidence among people that the alliance would be an alternative to other main parties. CPI high command will take a decision about the alliance with JSP after its national convention scheduled in New Delhi from July 19 to Juy 21, he added. He said the BSP also had not worked with commitment in the polls. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us He cautioned Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to be careful while working with Telangana Chief Minister K Chanrashekar Rao who had betrayed even former AICC president Sonia Gandhi and urged Jagan to protect the interests of the state while dealing with Telangana Chief Minister. Nageswara Rao also suggested that Jagan discuss with other parties about the supply of Godavari water to Telangana state which is very essential. The CPI leader accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah of trying to replace parliamentary democracy with Presidential system. Party leaders Muppalla Subba Rao, T Madhu and others were present.last_img read more

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Some MP Congress leaders upset after two BJP MLAs support Kamal

first_imgSATNA/BHOPAL: After two BJP MLAs this week voted in favour of the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh, several Congress MLAs are planning to register a protest against their entry into the ruling party. On Wednesday, BJP MLAs Sharad Kol (Beohari) and Narayan Tripathi (Maihar) backed the seven-month-old Congress-led government during voting on a bill in the MP Assembly. Also Read – INX Media case: P Chidambaram’s CBI custody extended for three days till September 2 Advertise With Us Congress leaders termed Tripathi a “habitual turncoat”. “This is for the eighth time Narayan Tripathi has changed sides. He is exposed now. He had left the Congress only two days ahead of Lok Sabha elections in 2014,” said Congress leader Shrikant Chaturvedi. Chaturvedi was defeated by Tripathi in the November 2018 Assembly elections. “Tripathi has been a leader of different parties like Janata Dal, Samajwadi Party and BJP, besides Congress, which he had termed as his mother organisation when joining last time,” he said. Also Read – Pakistan ISI agents copy most hi-tech feature of Rs 2,000 notes Advertise With Us Chaturvedi held a press conference in Maihar in Satna district along with a dozen party leaders and supporters, and said the Congress should take local leaders into confidence before allowing Tripathi into the fold. “We respect our top leaders but we should be consulted before any decision about Tripathi,” he said. Other Congress leaders, including Dharmesh Ghai and Shrinivas Urmalia, said Tripathi should be told to resign from the BJP and also as MLA before formally joining the Congress. Advertise With Us They said they will convey their feelings to Nath in this regard. Meanwhile, MP Congress spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi said any decision about the support of MLAs is the prerogative of Chief Minister Kamal Nath. “As leader of the House, it is the CM’s prerogative to take any decision in this regard. He took a suitable decision to strengthen the party,” he said, adding it was an internal matter of the Congress. Tripathi had quit the Congress in April 2014 to join the BJP. He was first elected as a Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA from Maihar in 2003, going on to fight on a Congress ticket in 2013. In the 230-member Assembly, the ruling Congress, with 114 MLAs, has the support of another seven legislators, comprising four Independent legislators, two MLAs of the Bahujan Samaj Party and one from the Samajwadi Party. The BJP had won 109 Assembly seats, but one of its MLAs subsequently resigned after getting elected to the Lok Sabha.last_img read more

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Classes commence at Sri Dattagiri Ashram

first_imgJharasangam: Social Equality Forum classes commenced at Sri Dattagiri Maharaj Ashram in Bardipur on Sunday. Ashram’s seer-designate Siddeshwar Swamy, SC Reservation Parirakshana Samithi state secretary Mohan, RSS district Sangachalak Surender Reddy, District Pracharapramukh Srinivas attended the event . The speakers opined that caste and untouchability were not mentioned in Vedas. They called upon everyone to maintain brotherhood.last_img

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Psychopath kills father slices body into pieces

first_imgHyderabad: In a horrendous incident, a psychopath killed his father, sliced the body and then stored parts of the body in three buckets, the police said on Sunday. According to Malkajgiri police, the incident happened at RTC Colony at Moulali. According to Moulali police, Kishan (30) killed his father Maruthi (80), a retired Railway employee. The accused is unemployed and used to harass his father for money. Also Read – Car mechanic held in Hyderabad for killing Class 10 girl in Jadcherla Advertise With Us Three days ago, he had indiscriminately stabbed his father and later cut his body into pieces and stored the pieces in three buckets. The incident came into light on Sunday when the neighbours noticed foul smell emnating from the house. The police swung into action and seized the body pieces stored in buckets. Clues team collected evidence.last_img read more

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Man washed away in Musi river in Hyderabad dies

first_imgHyderabad: A man was washed away in the Musi river in the city here on Monday. People who noticed the incident alerted the GHMC officials. A team of National Disaster Risk Management (NDRA) rushed to the spot and rescued the man who was already dead. His body was shifted to a hospital for post-mortem. The incident was reported near Ali cafe in Amberpet. The police registered a case and are ascertaining the details of the man. They are also probing in the angles if he was slipped accidentally or pushed into the river.last_img read more

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Does New Zealand have death penalty for mosque shooter after Christchurch massacre

first_imgPeople visit a memorial site for victims of New Zealand shooting, in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch.ReutersIn the wake of the Christchurch mosque massacres, gunman Brenton Tarrant faces an “unprecedented” sentence that bars him from ever applying for release, but could yet dodge terror charges. The 28-year-old Australian has been charged with one initial count of murder over the mass shootings that killed 50 people in the southern city of Christchurch and faces life in prison.In New Zealand, being found guilty of murder usually comes with a minimum of 10 years in jail before possible parole. But legal experts said Tarrant’s alleged crimes were so extreme they could warrant the heaviest sentence imposed by a judge in the South Pacific nation since the abolition of the death penalty in 1961.”He may be sentenced to imprisonment without parole. There is a very significant possibility,” criminal lawyer Simon Cullen told AFP, adding that such a sentence would be “unprecedented”. “This would seem to be… the type of situation that may well attract consideration of that type of sentence.”The longest-ever murder sentence imposed in New Zealand was in 2001 when a judge sentenced William Bell to life imprisonment with a 30-year minimum term for a triple murder. University of Auckland criminal procedure expert Bill Hodge said despite Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern labelling the massacre an act of terrorism — prosecutors may shy away from terror charges.The Terrorism Suppression Act was only introduced in 2002, after the US 9/11 attacks and is untested in the courts. “We haven’t used our terrorism laws previously and the laws are designed to inhibit or prosecute those involved with groups and financing and publications and the like,” Hodge told AFP.”I don’t think there’s any reason to use statues that have not been used previously when the Crimes Act — murder, attempted murder, manslaughter — are perfectly functional and well-understood.”Hodge said charging Tarrant under terrorism laws risked extending the appeals process. “It has not been tested in the appeal procedure. Appeals courts point out where the problems might be.”While 50 people were killed in the rampage, police have so far charged Tarrant with one count of murder. This is not unusual in New Zealand, with the first alleged offence used as a “holding” charge as police carry out their investigation, Cullen added.Meanwhile, experts said the charges faced by an 18-year-old, whose name was suppressed by a court Monday, for distributing Tarrant’s live stream video of the deadly shooting were also breaking new ground.The teenager was charged with two counts for sharing the live stream of the attack and for making “objectionable” online publications about one of the mosques. The teenager is so far not believed by police to be directly involved in his attacks. Armed police officers stand guard at a cordon blocking a road that leads to Linwood Mosque in Christchurch on March 17, 2019, two days after a shooting incident at two mosques in the city. – The death toll from horrifying shootings at two mosques in New Zealand rose to 50, police said Sunday, as Christchurch residents flocked to memorial sites and churches across the city to lay flowers and mourn the victims. ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty ImagesHodge said the law is commonly used to prosecute people accused of sharing pornography and child pornography. “I’m not aware of using it for terrorism-related subjects. It’s unusual… when it is used for sharing something which is a news event,” he said.(Inputs from agencies)last_img read more

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Mammoottys oneman show in Madhura Raja teaser promises to be a mass

first_imgYouTube ScreenshotThe wait is finally over, as the much-anticipated teaser-trailer of Mammootty’s mega-budget movie ‘Madhura Raja’ had its release at 06.00 pm, on March 20, 2019. As expected, this initial teaser offers an in and out Mammootty show to the audiences, and the megastar can be seen ruling the screens with his unquestionable charm and grace.The teaser is edited well, and the makers have succeeded in giving an impression that this sequel to ‘Pokkiri Raja’ will offer more fun and entertainment than its prequel.However, apart from Mammootty, no others can be seen in the teaser, and all we can see is the megastar performing high-octane action scenes, and delivering powerful punch dialogues.In the final moments of the teaser, Mammootty can be seen saying the dialogue, ‘Raja and his boys are strong, not double strong, but triple strong’, and this scene will surely give goosebumps to the viewers. The background score used in the teaser seems very similar to the music used in the prequel.’Madhura Raja is directed by Vyshakh who has previously directed ‘Pulimurugan’, the Mollywood industry hit that collected more than 160 crores at the box-office. It should be noted that no films of Mammootty have crossed the elite 100 crore club as of now, and megastar fans believe that this film will emerge as the first Mammootty flick to achieve this feat.’Madhura Raja’ is a movie that is loaded with an ensemble star cast. Apart from Mammootty, the film also stars Tamil star Jai, Siddique, Vijayaraghavan, Nedumudi Venu, Salim Kumar, Suraj Venjarammoodu, Kalabhavan Shajon, Anna Reshma Rajan, Anusree, Shamna Kasim and Jagapathi Babu.Gopi Sundar has composed the music for ‘Madhura Raja’, while the camera is cranked by Shaji Kumar. The film is produced by Nelson Ipe in the banner of Nelson Ipe Cinemas. ‘Madhura Raja’ will hit the screens on April 12, 2019.last_img read more

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Zoya Akhtar crafts another real life character for Made In Heaven

first_imgZoya AkhtarVarinder ChawlaZoya Akhtar’s Made In Heaven has become the talk of the town for its content that draws its roots from real life scenarios.It is now learnt that the mysterious references of Prabhat in the show is based on a real life celebrity brand strategist Prabhat Choudhary. Being the go-to person for the who’s who of the Entertainment industry and herself, Zoya found a perfect reference.Taking a leaf from her real life and observing how most from the industry reach out to Prabhat to make strategic decisions, Zoya decided to have his reference in her first web series.Known as Bollywood’s leading brand strategist Prabhat, founder and owner of Spice PR and co-founder of digital marketing agency Entropy, is popular in the circuit as the brain behind brands like Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan, Prabhas, Radhika Apte to the emerging icon like Sara Ali Khan to name a few.Owing to his mysterious real life aura, Zoya chose to have an onscreen reference in Made In Heaven with Tara and Arjun having Prabhat on speed dial.Drawing inspiration from real life, Zoya embodied Prabhat’s character in its essence and also chose to use his real life name.Interestingly, though Prabhat remains at the center of all industry happenings, he is an extremely elusive personality who stays away from the limelight.Made in Heaven is breaking the internet and is touted as the best web series to come out of India. The content of the show has struck a chord with the audience globally, positioning India as a strong contributor in the OTT space.Starring Sobhita Dhulipala as the poised and graceful Tara Khanna and Arjun Mathur as the charming and gritty Karan Mehra, Made in heaven chronicles the lives of the two wedding planners.Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar under the banner of Excel Entertainment, the Amazon Prime Video Original created by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti is successfully streaming online.last_img read more

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Amit Shah promises to implement NRC in Bengal accuses Mamata Banerjee of

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:09/1:46Loaded: 0%0:09Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:37?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Alipurduar: BJP chief Amit Shah addresses a public meeting at Parade Ground in Alipurduar district of West Bengal, on March 29, 2019.IANSBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah said on Friday that if his party was voted back to power at the Centre, it will implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in West Bengal and smoke out all the infiltrators from the state.Addressing an election rally in Alipurduar in North Bengal, Shah focused on issues such as infiltration and the airstrikes in Pakistan’s Balakot and accused the Mamata Banerjee-led government of doing “vote bank politics” and indulging in “appeasement politics”.Launching a scathing attack on Chief Minister Banerjee, Shah said the BJP will end “vote bank politics” in the state if it can achieve its target of winning 23 Lok Sabha seats in Wes Bengal.”Mamata Banerjee thinks the infiltrators will help her sail through this election. But the Modi government will come back to power. We will bring NRC to Bengal. Each and every infiltrator will be identified and thrown out,” Shah told the rally held in support of BJP candidate John Barla.”For these people (Banerjee and her party leaders), the security of the country is not important. Votes of infiltrators are more important… I have no fear to announce that if you help us win 23 seats from Bengal, we will ensure that each and every infiltrator staying here is smoked out,” he said.Accusing Banerjee of trying to mislead the Hindu and Buddhist refugees in the state about the impacts of the NRC, Shah said the BJP government, while implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act, will ensure that the rights of all the refugees were protected.Coming down heavily on Banerjee on the Balakot issue, Shah asserted that the Modi government will reply to Pakistan’s bullets with bombs.”Mamata has recently become very angry with us (the BJP government). I was wondering what was the matter. Later journalists told me that she was annoyed because Modiji entered Pakistan and conducted air strikes on terrorists,” Shah said. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.ReutersHe alleged that for people like Banerjee and certain opposition leaders who were questioning the air strikes, the country’s security was less important than securing their vote banks.”Mamata (Banerjee), Rahul Baba (Gandhi), Akhilesh Yadav are all talking about holding a dialogue (with Pakistan). She is trying to appease her vote bank. The terrorists from Pakistan attacked and killed 40 of our brave jawans. Should they be punished or not? Shouldn’t the terrorists and Pakistan be given a befitting reply,” he asked.”It is India’s right to defend itself. And I can assure you that the Modi government will not spare the terrorists. We will reply to Pakistan’s bullets with bombs,” he said.Shah also flayed Banerjee for questioning the timing of “Mission Shakti” announcement and claimed that the “missile” of Bengal’s voters will wipe her out of the state.Pulling up Banerjee for her alleged minority appeasement, Shah charged the Chief Minister with attempts to impose Urdu in schools.The BJP President also said the budget for Madarasa education was more than the higher education budget of the entire state.”Mamata, who talks about Bengal’s culture, is trying to impose Urdu in schools. Even in schools where there are no Urdu students, she is recruiting Urdu teachers,” Shah said while addressing the rally.The BJP leader said he had no problem with Banerjee giving honorarium to Imams (Muslim priests), but Hindu priests should also get the same.He said the budget for Madarasa education was Rs 4,000 crore, while “the higher education budget of entire West Bengal was less than Rs 4,000 crore”. People wait in queue to check their names on the draft list at the National Register of Citizens (NRC) centre at a village in Nagaon district, Assam state, India, July 30, 2018.REUTERS/StringerSlamming Shah for his comments that the Modi government will implement NRC in the state if it returned to power, the Trinamool Congress said it would not allow any such move.”First and foremost, they (the Modi government) won’t come to power. They will rather be evicted from everywhere they are in power… They are trying to drive out Indian citizens and divide the society for a few votes, but the people of Bengal as also from the other states will resist them,” said state Education Minister and Trinamool Congress General Secretary Partha Chatterjee.Ridiculing Shah’s claim that the BJP would win 23 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state, Chatterjee doubted whether the saffron outfit will win even a single seat.Another Trinamool leader and Bengal Minister Firhad Hakim said that as long as party supremo Mamata Banerjee was alive, the BJP would not be able to implement NRC in the state. Closecenter_img Amit Shah: NDA will fight the 2019 Lok Sabha elections under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modilast_img read more

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Lanco Infratech seeks to raise 1 billion in 18 months to reduce

first_imgLanco Infratech Ltd is looking to raise as much as $1 billion over the next 18 months through a stake sale and a listing of its power assets as it seeks to pare back a heavy debt load, its chief financial officer said.The news comes as the independent power producer swung back to profit in the June-September quarter, sending its shares surging by a fifth in afternoon trade.Lanco has some $5.3 billion in debt and has been losing money in recent years as its plants have been stalled due to delays in regulatory clearances and obtaining coal.”It could be a strategic investor (for a stake sale). We’d also like to list Lanco power (assets),” CFO T. Adi Babu said in a telephone interview, adding that the company was hoping to raise between $750 million and $1 billion from these measures.It also hopes to sell one large power project in 2017 once all its plants are fully operational.”We want to sell one big asset to bring down debt and improve liquidity. There’s a good prospect we can sell at least one asset,” Adi Babu said.Lanco has been working with its bankers to restructure its debts, and Adi Babu said its lenders had started releasing funds to help it restart work at stalled plants.The company now operates 4,000 megawatts (MW) of power assets and expects to complete another 4,000 MW in around two years, which will involve its debt rising to 450 billion rupees before it starts falling.Lanco said the outlook for its power business was improving as coal availability has increased and it has sealed power purchase agreements with consumers.It reported a quarterly net profit of Rs 989 million ($14.9 million) during the June-September quarter on Monday, against a Rs 5.3 billion loss a year earlier.India’s indebted power companies have been struggling in recent years as an economic downturn and delays to projects crimped revenue.Adi Babu added that Lanco still wants to sell its Griffin coal mine in Australia, which it put on the block last year, but the company is unlikely to find a decent bidder until international coal prices recover.last_img read more

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RBS to close down India banking operations Report

first_imgGiving up its efforts to seek a buyer, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has decided to close its banking operations in India. The bank’s decision comes in the wake of India’s extended regulatory approval process for a buyout deal, sources told Financial Times.The daily said RBS’ India business will be wound up by the year-end, and this could involve loss of 700 jobs. However, it reported that its 13,000 strong back-end functions supporting global operations will continue to exist.The bank, headquartered in the U.K., after being bailed out of the 2008 financial crisis has consistently sold its non-core units in India. In March 2016, it was reported that Singapore’s DBS would acquire its India assets.However, the decision to close highlights India’s stringent regulations on acquisition of banking businesses within the country. The process of a buyout is said to be a lengthy one, pushing RBS to consider closing down to avoid the risk of escalating costs, said FT.”You are in limbo,” a senior executive told the daily, explaining RBS’ India stance. “Every day, the value is eroding until it becomes cheaper just to close down the operation.”Reuters, citing a source, reported that RBS’ decision to close its India business is a part of its overall global plan to sell or shut businesses in two-thirds of the countries it operates in. Its chief executive Ross McEwan’s strategy announced last year was to bring down operations to 13 countries from 38. The news agency added that earlier this year, a South African banking group FirstRand too was in the race with DBS to buy RBS’ India assets.However, RBS said in a statement to Reuters that after scrutinising many potential bids it had concluded its India business was not feasible to be sold in its entirety. “We will now look at other options which may include a wind down or sale of individual parts,” the statement said.FT’s sources however blamed RBS’ inability to sell assets on a series of India’s regulatory hitches. It noted that the bank, immediately after the financial crisis, had wanted to sell all its six Asian banking operations to Australia’s ANZ in 2009, to focus on its core business of institutional and corporate banking. The only operations excluded from the sale deal then was India’s because of its regulatory issues, it added.RBS India provides financial services to institutional and corporate clients in the country. It also offers retail banking services to limited customers through its 10 branches.last_img read more

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Falaknuma Das movie review and rating by audience Live updates

first_imgCBN Ane Nenu Again On May23rd✌‏ @dinneshchowdary @vishwaksens Watched the #FalaknumaDasPaidPremieres last night. Calling it a mental torture will still be an understatement. I felt like vomiting cuz of camera shakes. Very mediocre movie/below par dialogues. Like seriously,Why did u even make? #FalaknumaDas My Rating : 1.5/5 #FalaknumaDas Review The original is improved to a better taste of TELUGU audiences I really wish this movie to rock in all centers. Other than mass audience Terrifically exhibited tale of Nijam slums. 3.5/4 #FalaknumaDas @vishwaksens bro u have given ur best. U captured the soul of hyd very well. U could have taken better care in 2nd half. But ur hardwork never fails. U have bright future be selective. U have awesome screen presence and in emotional scenes u are very natural Power star the king‏ @chegueverasurya #FalaknumaDas ‘might’ serve as a Mass lovers delight, @vishwaksens tried to deliver his best amongst so many poor performances. The most natural remains the antagonists Raju,Ravi&Tharun Bhascker. Gotta appreciate the efforts put in by Vishwaksens. #FarmerisKing‏ @roopak999 Vamsi-Shekar‏ @UrsVamsiShekar #FalaknumaDas Is remake of Malayalam movie ‘Angamaly Diaries’. Faithful to the plot and screenplay. By just changing pork business to mutton business, can the universe and characters of Angamaly fit into the milieu of Falaknuma? This is where the film erred big-time. Prathusha☕‏ @prathushaparsh Ravi Kiran‏ @kasojuravikiran Unpaid Media‏ @media_unpaid Cherry Pulipaka‏ @CherryPulipaka Jalapathy Gudelli‏ @JalapathyG Falaknuma DasTwitterTelugu movie Falaknuma Das (Falaknama) starring Vishwaksen Naidu, Saloni Mishra, Harshita Gaur and Prashanthi Charuolingah, has received mixed review and rating from the audience.Falaknuma Das is a romantic action thriller film, which is a remake of the critically acclaimed Malayalam movie Angamaly Diaries. Besides acting, Vishwaksen Naidu has directed the film which has been is produced by Karate Raju, Cherlapally Sandeep Goud and Manoj Kumar Katokar. The movie has received an A certificate and its runtime is 2.30 hours.Falaknuma Das story: Das is young man with a traditional upbringing, but his boisterous nature gets him involved in the world of crime. He loses his temper, acts irrationally during a dispute with a rival business group and ends up killing someone. What happens next forms the crux of the story of the movie.Performance: Vishwaksen Naidu has done good job in his first attempt and his performance is one of the highlights of Falaknuma Das. Saloni Mishra, Harshita Gaur, Prashanthi Charuolingah, Uttej and Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam have done their jobs well and they are also among the assets of the film, say the audience.Technical: Falaknuma Das has good production values and background score, picturisation, action and dailogues are the attractions on the technical front, add the film goers.Falaknuma Das movie review live updates: We bring you some Telugu viewers’ verdict on the film shared on Twitter. Scroll down to see the audience response.Sai Akhil‏ @Sai_Akhil666 Good movie. A bit laggy but we can manage it. 1 time watchable. Bgm is superb. #FalaknumaDascenter_img #falaknumadas First half is with full mass entertainment and ends with a bang up to this movie is awesome. later the lagging 2nd half with not worthy ending. mass audience movie ni miss avakandi. A good film. You can enjoy the original version Congratulations @SureshProdns #FalaknumaDas is a raw movie with natural performances portraying the essence and aura of whole old city, Hyderabad bold youth and friendship which is not everyone’s favorite genre ofcourse the film came out for targeted audience reached well for single screens.. The way he(director) viewed the film is totally different from other regular film makers by which we get the cult feel of Falaknuma with that brilliant cinematography and outstanding re-recoding gave rebirth and new high to the film every time on screen.. I heartily appreciate and congratulate Vishwak Sen bhai for this daring attempt.. I was thinking how he managed to shoot in that kind of messy locations that too in public.. Brave attempt for selected genre. ❤️ #MassKaDas #Paandu #Filment #Circuit and our favorite #BTSaidulu ichi padesadu mana local kurallaki. !!! Rajeshwari Prasad‏ @RajeshwariGowd Watching #Falaknamadas After 1st half : G**davalga vundi ra Movie. After 2nd half : D**indu complete Shape out Ipoindi. #TarunBhaskar nailed it he is the best in this movie. Ahh DOP evaro kani actors face lu vethukovalsi vachindi #FalaknumaDas review +ves – Vishwaksen and Tharun bhasker – First half – Music – New talent actors – Hyderabad Nativity -ves – Slightly dragged second half Our Rating : 3/5 Pakka Hyderabadi Bomma #FalaknumaDas #Vishwaksen #FalaknumaDas First Half: Attitude kaa BAAP #MassKaDas Mass Ride with extraordinary BGM New age making on board with extraordinary BGM #FalaknumaDas Tight_Slapz➿‏ @Tight_Slapz Rohit‏ @Rohit_Lingam #FalaknumaDas Pros: True to “Angamalay Diaries” Viswak Sen Cons: Everything else Overall: Malayalam lo aadindani ikkadiki tekudadu bossu manaki yekkavu ilanti movies. Rating: 1/5 #MassKaDas Done with 1st half… Vivek sagar.. Take a bow man.. BGM mentalssssss #FalaknumaDas I would say this is a good attempt by vishwak to portray the essence of hyd and its culture in a raw n rustic way..Tharun bhascker U r an actor man Good to see uttej sir getting a prominent role after a long time..Please release the OST’s of the film soon @SureshProdns Loved Title cards song and the 1 min bit of kailaah kher’s hindi song. 2nd half is a bit let down and continuous shot at the last doest seem engaging(good try though). Vishwak is the new talent to look out for.. #FalaknumaDas PS-I Didn’t watch the original version. #FalaknumaDas avg. 2nd half drag but aa locations characters culture too good portray chesaru. Vishnu Reddy‏ @imVISHNUvREDDY @HarshitaGaur12 There is very little space in movie for all the lead actress’s and Harshi though you had a little scenes to portray you have done a splendid job and acted naturally as #Sakhi #HarshitaGaur #FalaknumaDas TeluguFlix‏ @TeluguFlixlast_img read more

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Infosys decision to hire 10000 Americans seen as yielding to pressure tactics

first_imgInfosys CEO Vishal Sikka announces the third quarter (October-December) results of fiscal 2016-17 in Bengaluru, on Jan 13, 2017.IANSIndian IT software services company Infosys is being seen as yielding to US President Donald Trump administration’s arm-twisting tactics on jobs for Americans in America as Bengaluru-based Infosys led by CEO Vishal Sikka said it will be creating 10,000 Americans in the next two years.”We’re glad to see companies like Infosys see opportunity in the American economy again,” Ninio Fetalvo, a White House spokesman, told the Washington Post in a statement.The newspaper’s headline “Under fire from Trump for stealing American jobs, this outsourcing firm says it will create 10,000 new jobs in US” suggested that the company reacted in response to the protectionist stance of the Trump administration.In addition to hiring Americans, the company had also announced setting up of four technological and innovation hubs in the country. The first such hub will open in Indiana in August 2017.”In helping our clients improve their businesses and pursue new kinds of opportunities, we are really excited to bring innovation and education in a fundamental and massive way to American workers,” Sikka had said in a statement.”New advances in technology – artificial intelligence, in particular – are radically transforming our world, and it is within our reach to learn these new technologies and to be the innovators and entrepreneurs who bring solutions based on these technologies to our clients in all industries,” he added.Indian IT companies such as Infosys, TCS and Wipro are facing allegations of snatching jobs from Americans by deploying Indians in the country, using H-1B visas.Infosys had over 2 lakh employees as of March 31, 2017; the nationality-wise break-up was not available.At around 1.10 pm on Wednesday, Infosys shares were trading 1.65 percent higher at Rs 936 apiece. The BSE Sensex was down 12 points to 29,909. Top index losers were Lupin, ICICI Bank and Tata Steel.TCS was up 2.05 percent at Rs 2,339 and Wipro was 0.49 higher at Rs 497. Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill high-skilled jobs in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S., April 18, 2017.Reuterslast_img read more

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Tata Steel leads Sensex rally up 8 after upbeat Q4 results

first_imgA general view shows the Tata Steel works in Scunthorpe, northern England, October 27, 2015. Tata Steel is the biggest steelmaker in Britain.Reuters fileUpdate at 2.54 PM: Tata Steel was sustaining the momentum on the BSE, trading 8.10 percent higher at Rs 494 on the back of upbeat Q4 results declared the previous day. The 52-week high for the stock is Rs 508.Original story:Tata Steel shares gained 8.75 percent to hit an intraday high of Rs. 496 apiece on Wednesday, May 17, and were trading at Rs. 494, up 8.07 percent at around 11.58 am in response to upbeat performance for the fourth quarter (Q4) ended March 2017. However, a brokerage has sounded caution over its future, primarily citing the company’s pension settlement in the UK.Tata Steel’s Q4 consolidated net profit, excluding exceptional items, was Rs. 3,352 crore as against a loss of Rs. 453 crore. The company had to provide Rs. 4,069 crore during the quarter for curtailing a provision of the British Steel Pension Scheme over future accruals. Factoring the amount, the company reported a consolidated net loss of Rs. 1,168 crore.Consolidated revenues rose 30 percent to Rs. 35,305 crore from Rs. 27,071 crore in the year-ago period and 22 percent over Rs. 29,025 crore during the December 2016 quarter (QoQ).Volume sales came in at 6.83 million tonnes, up from 6.32 million tonnes in the corresponding period last year while the full-year volumes stood at 23.88 million tonnes.”Launched 31 new products in India and 20 new products in Europe in FY17. Branded products contribute 45% of revenues in India. Differentiated products mix at Europe improved from 32% to 37% in the current fiscal,” Tata Steel said in a statement.Update on pension scheme”The accounting for exceptional items in the consolidated financial statements of Tata Steel Limited includes a significant accounting treatment arising from the closure of the defined benefit section of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) to future accruals in March 2017.”This follows the completion of the consultation process by Tata Steel UK Limited (TSUK) with employees in the UK following which, the BSPS has been closed to future accruals with effect from the end of 31 March 2017,” the company said.Brokerage Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd. (MOSL) said in a note that this is a dampener for the company’s future performance. “The settlement of pension in the UK would be a costly one, with INR48/share in initial outflow and a 33% stake in TSUK Tata Steel UK), which was a negative surprise,” MOSL wrote in its note.The brokerage put the target price for the company as Rs. 451.Debt and capexTata Steel’s net debt stood at Rs. 72, 367 crore as of March 31, 2017, marking an increase of Rs. 1,268 crore from the previous fiscal while cash and cash equivalents stood at Rs. 19,800 crore.Earlier this month, Tata Steel UK completed the sale of its Specialty Steels business for £100 million.JSW Steel will be declaring its results today (Wednesday). The BSE Sensex was trading almost flat at 30,572 at around 12.25 pm.last_img read more

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Tech Mahindra Layoff Anand Mahindra apologises to employee asked to resign by

first_img Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Tech Mahindra IT employee told to resign by 10am, call recording goes viralcenter_img Mahindra Group’s executive chairman Anand Mahindra has apologised for the way an employee was fired from the organisation. The apology comes after the unnamed employee was reportedly asked to leave with immediate effect and his recorded conversation with the HR representative went viral online.”I want to add my personal apology. Our core value is to preserve the dignity of the individual & we’ll ensure this does not happen in future,” Mahindra tweeted, along with an CEO CP Gurnani’s apology, which said: “I deeply regret the way the HR rep & employee discussion was done. We have taken the right steps to ensure it doesn’t repeat in the future.”The HR representative reportedly asked the employee to resign by 10 am the next day and said that the layoff was a part of the company’s restructuring plan. Even though the employee requested the representative to give him some more time, the HR told him that he needed to leave with immediate effect and cited the condition in the employment contract, which says that the employer can ask an employee to leave with immediate effect.”Cost optimization is happening at the company and your name is part of that list. If you can put in papers we will be treating it as a normal exit with June 15 as last working day. If not, we will be sending you a termination letter and don’t expect anything from the company including an experience letter or basic salary,” the Times of India quoted the HR representative as saying on the call.The IT giant, which is India’s fifth largest IT services provider, also later apologised for the fiasco and Vineet Nayyar, vice-chairman, Tech Mahindra, said in a statement that necessary steps have been taken to resolve the matter and he regrets the way things transpired. An employee sits at the front desk inside Tech Mahindra office building in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi March 18, 2013 (representational image).Reuters fileIt was earlier reported that Tech Mahindra was set to sack about 1,500 employees for poor performance. “We have a process of weeding out bottom performers every year and this year is no different,” the company had then told TOI.I want to add my personal apology. Our core value is to preserve the dignity of the individual & we’ll ensure this does not happen in future https://t.co/yBxAxvFZlc— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 7, 2017Though the company has said that the layoff would be on the basis of the appraisal and the employees’ performance in the past years, it did not reveal whether the decision will affect workers across the board or only at certain levels.last_img read more

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Irina Shayk moving on from Bradley Cooper with this person

first_imgIrina ShaykInstagramIrina Shayk has been spending too much time with British Vogue’s creative director Alec Maxwell, six weeks after the breakup with Bradley Cooper. In fact, Maxwell also joined Shayk and her two-year-old daughter Lea with Cooper at a part in New York City. There have been a few reports and a lot of chatter regarding how Shayk might be moving on from Cooper by ensuring to meet new people and spend time with them. As per HollywoodLife, Irina and Alec were seen comfortably seated on a chair and having a casual conversation. At one point, he even put his hand on her shoulder while nuzzling his face against her back in what can be assumed to be a partial hug.Alec and Irina have known each other for a long time as they both work in the same industry. While there are reports that claim that something might happen between Irina and Alec, some beg to differ. According to The New York Times, Alec has been in a longterm relationship with British Vogue’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful! But is there a possibility of them getting together later in the future? Well, that is still a speculation. Bradley Cooper (R) and his partner Russian model Irina ShaykGetty imagesNews of Irina hanging out with Alec comes over a month after her split with actor/director Bradley Cooper was announced. Despite the breakup, Shayk has been holding a strong face and moving on with a smile. Since the breakup, both Irina and Bradley have been separately spending quality time with their daughter, Lea. They do not wish to let their breakup affect their daughter. Irina and Bradley have also been focussing on their respective careers. Shayk attended the CR Runway x LuisaViaRoma 90th Anniversary Show in Florence, Italy and even walked the ramp for Men’s Fashion Week for Versace along with Gigi and Bella Hadid. Irina ShaykInstagramAlthough Bradley and Irina never reportedly tied the knot, they have decided to share the custody of daughter Lea. As per a report on TMZ, the two are willing to live in the Big Apple and share the joint custody of Lea. It is unclear how Cooper plans to make this new arrangement work as he will be spending much of his time in California.last_img read more

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Getting fiscal Govt to push Rs 50000crore stimulus package to turbocharge growth

first_imgArun JaitleyReutersThe Modi government has been weighing the possibility of introducing a stimulus package, following GDP growth in the first quarter (Q1) ended June 30, slumping to a 3-year low of 5.7 per cent. It has now done just that by considering a Rs 50,000-crore fiscal stimulus to the economy to boost exports, support MSMEs, and expand bank credit, even at the cost of letting the fiscal deficit widen a little, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing two government sources.Television channel ET Now on Thursday reported the proposed stimulus as Rs 40,000 crore, citing unidentified sources.This is despite industry reportedly not being too enthused about such a move. The government has acknowledged that GDP growth in Q1 was dragged lower due to destocking by manufacturers prior to the introduction of the GST (Goods and Service Tax) on July 1.ET Now said that the government is considering giving itself some elbow room on fiscal deficit as it believes that given the current state of the economy, a fiscal stimulus of Rs 40,000 crore would be more crucial than maintaining fiscal deficit.Indian banks are desperate for capital as they have been reeling under pressure from bad loans, leading to credit growth in India being stifled.The government seems to be of the view that the FRBM panel (Fiscal Responsibility and Budgetary Management) has made provisions for a higher deficit in lieu of structural reforms, the report said, adding that hence, the government is likely to relax the fiscal deficit target this year given the recent implementation of major reforms like GST and demonetisation.Business Today had earlier reported that as private capital expenditure has long been muted following demonetisation and the hasty implementation of India’s biggest tax overhaul, and the government is expected to announce a big capital allocation for public sector projects in the stimulus package.Elaborating on the specific heads of the proposed stimulus, financial daily Economic Times (ET) quoted ET Now as saying that the government is considering an interest subvention scheme for MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) — a sector widely considered to be among the primary drivers of India’s economy. Workers stand around a crane as it loads wheat onto a ship at Mundhra Port in Gujarat in this file photo. REUTERS/Amit DaveThe government is also considering relaxing the working capital requirement for the MSMEs to 180 days from the current 90 days, which will provide them with enough elbow room, ET said.The government is also likely to infuse an additional Rs 25,000 crore into recapitalising state-run banks in addition to the Rs 15,000 crore already budgeted. This additional amount of Rs 25,000 crore is not a part of the Rs 40,000-crore stimulus package calculation, ET said, quoting the ET Now report.Last month, the government figures showed that India’s GDP growth disappointed for the second straight quarter, slowing down to a mere 5.7 percent in the April-June period and pitting the country behind China on the list of world’s fastest growing major economies, ET said.The 5.7 percent fiscal first quarter GDP growth was much lower than the 7.1 percent seen in the same quarter a year ago, and down from 6.1 percent in the preceding quarter. The government sought to apportion a major part of the blame for the slow growth on GST, saying that high levels of inventory drawdowns and destocking due to businesses rushing to clear stocks ahead of the implementation of the ambitious tax reform had a negative impact on GDP growth.last_img read more

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Buy Sell Hold What stocks are analysts tracking on Feb 20

first_imgA man standing outside the BSE building in Mumbai, India.Reuters fileSGX Nifty, an early indicator of the Nifty 50’s trend in India, signals a weak start for the domestic markets after the benchmark Sensex declined 236 points or 0.69 percent to close at 33,774 on Monday.Here are some of the stock recommendations by analysts for Tuesday:1. Adani Ports & Special Economic ZoneCLSA recommends ‘Buy’Target Price: Rs 505Current stock price: Rs 393About the company: Adani Ports operates a shipping port on the west coast of India. The company provides cargo handling, transportation, storage, logistics, and evacuation services to energy, railway, thermal power generation and transmission, agricultural, and logistics industries.Stock Performance: The stock has gained 32 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 21 times forward earnings. Adani Ports has a market capitalization of Rs 815 billion.2. Gateway DistriparksHSBC recommends ‘Buy’Target Price: Rs 230Current stock price: Rs 198About the company: Gateway Distriparks provides integrated logistics services both in domestic and international areas. The company offers cargo loading and unloading, transportation, and cargo storage management services to shipping lines, freight forwarders, and buying houses.Stock Performance: The stock has lost 20 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 29 times forward earnings. Gateway Distriparks has a market capitalization of Rs 22 billion.3. Asian PaintsSharekhan maintains ‘Buy’Target Price: Rs 1,234Current stock price: Rs 1,120About the company: Asian Paints manufactures a wide range of decorative paints, varnishes, enamels, and black & synthetic resins. The company, through its subsidiaries, also manufactures specialty industrial chemicals and vinyl pyridine latex products which are used in the manufacture of rubber tires.Stock Performance: The stock has advanced 16 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 55.4 times forward earnings. Asian Paints has a market capitalization of Rs 1 trillion.4. ACCSharekhan recommends ‘Buy’Target Price: Rs 1,794Current stock price: Rs 1,633About the company: ACC manufactures a range of cements and blended cements and owns cement plants throughout India. The company provides turnkey and application consulting services for setting up and operating cement plants and refractories.Stock Performance: The stock has advanced 13 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 33 times forward earnings. ACC has a market capitalization of Rs 307 billion.5. Varun BeveragesCLSA recommends ‘Buy’Target Price: Rs 885Current stock price: Rs 648About the company: Varun Beverages operates as a holding company. The company, through its subsidiaries, produces non-alcoholic beverages.Stock Performance: The stock has gained 61 percent in an year and has a P/E ratio of 55 times forward earnings. Varun Beverages has a market capitalization of Rs 118 billion.Disclaimer: The recommendations provided by the research analysts are their own, and not that of the website or its management.last_img read more

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