Please keep us all in your prayers," Ciferno's brother David Regoli wrote in an Facebook post. She died very peacefully with her husband John and her children as well as my parents and me holding her hands and praying over her," he added. "She started laughing very hard and when she put her head back she lost her balance and fell back," Regoli told the US news channel Fox News. "She suffered multiple injuries to her body and brain," he said. "Please pray for those who are receiving her organs tonight that they live a better life by being touched by Sharon," he said.
August 20, 2017 07:39 UTC
NEW DELHI: A metal statue of Sri Devi from the Chola period and a terracota female figure dating back to the Mauryan era are among the 24 antiquities the Modi government has brought home from abroad since 2014 when it came to power. The ASI did not give details on how these antiquities, representing pieces of India's priceless heritage, were taken away. Australia has returned a seated Buddha, a panel of devotees of Buddha, a stone image of Pratyangira and statues of Nataraja and Ardhanareeswar. A female bracket figure, a torso of Vishnu, Bharhut sculpture and Tanjore paintings are still to be retrieved from the US. A stone sculpture of Varah and Jain Trithanka image are the antiquities to be retrieved from Switzerland, it said.
August 20, 2017 07:33 UTC
Combative rhetoric between the nations spiked after Pyongyang tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) last month. Photo: ReutersSeoul: North Korea warned on Sunday that the United States will be “pouring gasoline on fire” by conducting an annual war game in the South next week amid heightened tensions between Pyongyang and Washington. Amid the fiery volley of threats, Seoul and Washington will begin Monday the “Ulchi Freedom Guardian” (UFG) joint military exercises involving tens of thousands of troops that Pyongyang views as a highly provocative rehearsal for invasion. “The joint exercise is the most explicit expression of hostility against us, and no one can guarantee that the exercise won’t evolve into actual fighting,” said an editorial carried by the North’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper. “The Ulchi Freedom Guardian joint military exercises will be like pouring gasoline on fire and worsen the state of the peninsula,” the paper said.
Tata Motors has introduced the AMT technology on mid-end variant of its popular hatchback Tiago priced at Rs4.79 lakh to add to the existing top-end variant of the model. Photo: ReutersNew Delhi: Tata Motors is betting big on automated manual transmission (AMT) to boost sales of its passenger vehicles (PVs), expecting 50% of the product portfolio to have the technology in future, according to a senior company official. Over 15% of total Tiago booked today are AMT variant,” Tata Motors head marketing passenger vehicle business unit Vivek Srivatsa said. Bullish on the AMT technology, Srivatsa said considering the evolving customer aspirations, Tata Motors expects 50% of its product portfolio to have it in future. When asked about sales outlook, Srivatsa said: “The industry grew 7.3% in April-July this fiscal whereas Tata Motors was able to clock 10.5%.
Last week, the SAT stayed trading restrictions imposed on Inter Globe Finance which figured in a list of 331 ‘suspected shell companies’ referred by the government to Sebi. New Delhi: Leading stock exchange BSE has said trading in Inter Globe Finance shares will resume from Monday after the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) stayed curbs imposed on the company. So far, the tribunal has stayed trading restrictions imposed on a total of 10 companies, including JK Infraprojects and Parsvnath Developers. The appellants had submitted their respective financials, along with other filings, before SAT to establish that they are not shell companies and are in compliance with all regulations. Sebi, on 7 August, had asked stock exchanges to restrict trading in shares of 331 “suspected shell companies”, some of which have investments by several well-known domestic and foreign investors.
A post shared by ranveersingh_tcs™ (@ranveerian_tcs_official) on Aug 19, 2017 at 9:02pm PDTA post shared by ranveersingh_tcs™ (@ranveerian_tcs_official) on Aug 19, 2017 at 12:33pm PDTA post shared by ranveersingh_tcs™ (@ranveerian_tcs_official) on Aug 19, 2017 at 12:36pm PDTA post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveerfanclub) on Aug 19, 2017 at 9:03pm PDTA post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveerfanclub) on Aug 19, 2017 at 8:59pm PDTTrust Bollywood star Ranveer Singh to turn up to public events in the most unexpected ensembles you couldn't possibly know even existed! This time around, the actor turned 'Blingy Singh' when he showed up for the ongoing LFW, dressed in a rainbow-hued sequined jacket that he pulled off with eases.Confident and charismatic, the star stole the lime light when he stepped it up on the ramp before the show got on the way. Ranveer struck a pose or two for the cameras before taking his place on the front row for designer Manish Arora's fashion show last evening.The actor, who is known for his rebellious and eccentric fashion sense, paired his colourful jacket with a pair of black trousers, a hat and sunnies.See pictures of Ranveer Singh at his quirky best below:
Source:Times of India
August 20, 2017 07:30 UTC
NEW DELHI: A vast majority of people living in metros feel more uncertain about their lives compared to their non-metro peers, says a survey. As much as 83 per cent of those living in the metros feel more uncertain about their lives compared to 67 per cent in non-metros, it said. The online survey was conducted by Birla Sun Life Insurance among 1,540 people in the age-group of 15-22 years. In contrast, 77 per cent of the surveyed metro residents had felt in 2013 that their life had become uncertain, while the figure for non-metros was 68 per cent. As per the survey, women are more uncertain about their lives compared to men and their worries have increased over the last four years.
August 20, 2017 07:30 UTC
Rafael Nadal’ appearance in Brisbane this year preceded his run to the Australian Open final (Source: USA Today Sports) Rafael Nadal’ appearance in Brisbane this year preceded his run to the Australian Open final (Source: USA Today Sports)Rafael Nadal will begin his Australian Open build-up at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in January. Nadal, who will take over the No. His appearance in Brisbane this year preceded his run to the Australian Open final. Nadal said “I’m very happy to be back (in Brisbane). He’s one of the world’s most legendary and electric players and was adored by fans in Brisbane earlier this year.”For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App
August 20, 2017 07:26 UTC
'Bareilly Ki Barfi', directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari , and starring Ayushmann Khurrana , Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon in lead roles, has had a sweet start to its run at the domestic box office. The film produced by Junglee Pictures and BR Studios has collected an estimated Rs 6.27 crore within two days at the box office.The film announced its arrival at the ticket window with a collection of Rs 2.42 crore on Friday. With good word of mouth and great critical appreciation, the film saw a 59% growth on day 2, with an estimated collection of Rs 3.85 crore.The film, which brings together Ayushmann, Kriti and Rajkummar together for the first time on-screen, is a rom-com set in the North Indian town of Bareilly. The small-town romance features Kriti as Bitti, a confident, free-spirited Bareilly girl, who falls deeply in love with Pritam Vidrohi (Rajkummar) an author because she admires his progressive way of thinking. As she sets out on a quest to find her Prince Charming, she seeks help from Chirag Dubey (Ayushmann), the owner of a printing press.With the audience appreciating the performances, the positive word of mouth and the appreciation from critics across the board, it makes the film a must watch this weekend, given that 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' is touted as "Saal ki sabse swadisht aur parivarik film".
Source:Times of India
August 20, 2017 07:18 UTC
NEW DELHI: In less than three weeks, three insurance firms, including HDFC Standard Life , have filed draft papers for IPOs that together are estimated to be worth nearly Rs 20,000 crore.With the IPO market bustling with activity, two government-owned entities -- New India Assurance and General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re) -- have joined the bandwagon this month.The public sector insurers are expected to hit the market in the current financial year to help the government meet its ambitious disinvestment target of Rs 72,500 crore.Amid persisting bullish market sentiments, despite intermittent volatility, around two dozen companies have filed preliminary papers for Initial Public Offers (IPOs) with regulator Sebi so far this year.Going by current trends, the IPO segment is expected to see better performance in 2017 compared to last year when 26 companies collectively mopped up more than Rs 26,000 crore -- making 2016 the best in six years.HDFC Standard Life Insurance is the latest company to join the IPO league and submitted draft IPO papers on August 18.The share sale is expected to be worth around Rs 7,500 crore, as per market sources.HDFC Standard Life Insurance's IPO comprises an offer for sale of over 29.98 crore equity shares or 14.97 per cent stake. This includes sale of 9.55 per cent stake by HDFC Ltd and 5.42 per cent holding by Standard Life Mauritius.Through New India Assurance's IPO, the government plans to sell 9.6 crore shares, besides fresh issue of 2.4 crore shares. It filed draft prospectus with Sebi on August 8.The offer is expected to fetch more than Rs 6,500 crore, sources said.In the case of GIC Re, the offer includes sale of 10.7 crore shares by the government apart from fresh issue of 1.7 crore shares. It filed IPO papers with Sebi on August 7.According to sources, GIC Re's IPO is also expected to mop up an amount similar to that of New India Assurance.Put together, the IPOs of the two insurance firms and one reinsurance company are estimated to fetch nearly Rs 20,000 crore.Last month, SBI Life Insurance Company and ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company had approached the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) with their respective IPO papers.In 2016, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance became the country's first listed insurer after its Rs 6,000 crore public issue.By taking the IPO route, the companies expect to achieve benefits of listing as well as enhance their brand name and provide liquidity to the existing shareholders.According to market experts, proactive regulatory environment coupled with a general uplift in investors' sentiment has given a fillip to the domestic IPO market.Market watchdog Sebi has taken numerous steps that are encouraging companies to sell shares. One key enabler was making Asba (Application Supported by Blocked Amount) mandatory for all investors, including retail.Market analysts feel that attractively priced IPOs would receive a solid response from investors as chances of getting listed with higher premiums are more.
August 20, 2017 07:18 UTC
Electric vehicle (EV) makers have asked Niti Aayog to formulate policies for giving incentives worth Rs 40,000 on every e-scooter to accelerate adoption of such vehicles powered by lithium battery. The government can then pass on the Rs 40,000 subsidy (against Rs 22,000 at present) directly to the manufacturer, he added. Elaborating further, he said that a fixed price of Rs 40,000 will ensure that manufacturers do not take advantage of the subsidy to increase their margins. High price of lithium powered scooters, even after subsidy, is one of the main reasons for low sales. Currently, 99 per cent of the electric scooter sold are powered by low speed lead batteries due to affordability factor.
August 20, 2017 07:18 UTC
NEW DELHI: Leading bourse BSE has asked market participants to exercise "greater caution" against unsolicited SMSes providing stock trading tips as regulators step up the vigil to prevent investors from being duped.There are increasing instances of bulk SMSes being sent to investors and the general public, inducing them to invest in or purchase the stocks of certain listed companies, indicating target prices and giving fraudulent and misleading or false information.Under Sebi regulations, investment advice and stock tips can only be given by investment advisors and certain other entities that are duly registered with the regulator.In a circular addressed to market participants, BSE has asked them "to exercise greater caution with respect to tips/ rumours circulated via various mediums while dealing in the securities listed on the exchange".Sebi, last week, announced that it has got help from telecom regulator Trai to curb fraudulent bulk SMSes that entrap gullible investors with stock tips promising huge financial gains.Trai and Sebi collaborated closely to review the existing regulatory framework and industry practices to help in reducing the vulnerability of the securities market to manipulation through misuse of mass communication devices like bulk SMSes.The collaboration came as Sebi sought attention of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on the matter.Accordingly, Trai directed service providers to ensure that only Sebi-registered brokers are allowed to send investment advice SMSes to their customers.Also, service providers will have to ensure that suitable arrangements are made to filter and block messages sent by telemarketers using bulk SMS channel (as promotional messages) containing securities-related keywords like buy, sell, hold, accumulate, target followed by scrip code or scrip name provided by any recognised stock exchange.Capital markets regulator Sebi has taken action against some entities sending unsolicited stock tips in the past, while a few other such cases are under investigation.However, it has been difficult for the regulator to check this menace as a large number of individuals and entities have been indulging in such practices, prompting Sebi to seek Trai's help.
August 20, 2017 07:17 UTC
Highlights 1 At least 21 people were killed when 14 coaches of Kalinga Utkal Express derailed. The Kalinga Utkal Express derailment, which has killed 21 people so far, raises the same questions surrounding passenger safety that have plagued the Indian Railways for a long time. The Kalinga Utkal Express was running with the old-style coaches and not not the LBH-variety coaches. HOW TO FOCUS ON PASSENGER SAFETYWhile raising red-flags for the Railways, the Standing Committee on Railways also offered ways to improve passenger safety. "The Ministry of Railways should appoint a Member (safety) to provide dedicated focus to railway safety opertations," the report noted.
August 20, 2017 07:12 UTC
Naaptol is moving towards native language programming, specially focusing on the southern marketMumbai: Multi-channel home shopping company Naaptol is looking to expand and decentralise its fulfilment centres as it targets a revenue of Rs720 crore this financial year, a top company executive said. “Our focus this year is to expand and decentralise our logistics. Further, Naaptol is moving towards native language programming, specially focusing on the southern market. One is expanding programming capabilities, and moving towards the regional language side. Naaptol had raised Rs343 crore of equity funding from Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co in November 2015, for about 20% stake in the company.
August 20, 2017 07:07 UTC