more-inThe Goa State Commission for Protection Child Rights (GSCPCR) on Thursday issued an advisory against an online game named Momo Challenge, cautioning parents and guardians of children across the State via the State Education Department. The advisory from GSCPCR comes in the wake of an advisory to the State Child Right Commissions across the country from the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) urging them to take up the matter in right earnest with various State authorities to generate awareness on child on-line safety. The NCPCR has, inter alia, stated that MoMo is a social media account on Whatsapp, Facebook and YouTube. It further said that the Ministry of Electronics and Information & Technology has issued an advisory on the game. The advisory by GSCCR issued as part of child on-line safety, said that according to information given to it, children are becoming victims of the said game and are known to attempt suicide.
September 20, 2018 13:28 UTC
Yami Gautam looks college ready in this pink attire. (Source: Rajan Sharma) Yami Gautam looks college ready in this pink attire. (Source: Rajan Sharma)With movie promotions reaching stratospheric level, actors experimenting with their sartorial choices is a common sight. Months before the “big” release, Bollywood fashion enthusiasts wait patiently to lap up interesting new tips and tricks and currently, Yami Gautam is giving them a reason to continue doing so. Keeping up with the tradition of experimental fashion, Yami Gautam stepped out in a pastel pink buttoned-down mini skirt and a matching jacket for one of the promotional events.
September 20, 2018 13:15 UTC
The Competition Commission of India also approved JSW Steel’s proposed acquisition of Bhushan Power & Steel. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/MintNew Delhi: The Competition Commission of India (CCI has approved the acquisition of debt-ridden Essar Steel by a consortium of ArcelorMittal and Japan’s Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation. Earlier this month, ArcelorMittal had offered Rs 42,000 crore for Essar Steel, upstaging a Rs 37,000 crore bid by Russia’s VTB Group-backed Numetal. “@CCI_India finds no appreciable adverse effect on competition in respect of ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal’s proposed acquisition of Essar Steel,” the fair trade regulator said in a tweet on Thursday. In a separate tweet on Thursday, the CCI said it “finds no appreciable adverse effect on competition in respect of JSW Steel’s proposed acquisition of Bhushan Power & Steel”.
The project will improve the road conditions and enhance the transport capacity. Photo: ReutersBeijing: The New Development Bank (NDB) of the BRICS countries has approved a $525-million loan to Madhya Pradesh for infrastructure projects, it said on Thursday. The Board of Directors of the NDB on Wednesday approved a $350-million loan for the Major District Roads Project II of Madhya Pradesh and $175 million for building and upgrading 350 bridges. The NDB will also provide a $175-million loan to the Madhya Pradesh Bridges Project, under which 350 bridges will be built or upgraded. The NDB board also approved a non-sovereign loan of ₹300 million to SIBUR Holding of Russia for environmentally-sustainable infrastructure development related to the Zap SibNefteKhim project.
“We are also considering to launch electric vehicles in India. But quite frankly an electric policy would help. In the current scenario with no policy, no framework, no incentives and clearly higher cost, the company do not yet see a viable business case for EVs, he added. “By 2022, we will have ten battery electric vehicles in our portfolio globally. We also expect that by 2025 the share of electric vehicles would be between 15-20%,” he said.
The Competition Commission has approved the acquisition of debt-ridden Essar Steel by a consortium of ArcelorMittal and Japan's Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation. Earlier this month, ArcelorMittal had offered Rs 42,000 crore to acquire Essar Steel, upstaging a Rs 37,000 crore bid by Russia's VTB Group-backed Numetal.ArcelorMittal and Numetal are in the race to acquire Essar Steel, currently undergoing insolvency proceedings as it owes more than Rs 45,000 crore to over 30 banks. "@CCI_India finds no appreciable adverse effect on competition in respect of ArcelorMittal and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal's proposed acquisition of Essar Steel," the fair trade regulator said in a tweet Thursday.Deals beyond a certain threshold are required to get clearance from the Competition Commission of India (CCI).According to the notice submitted to the CCI, the proposed combination is pursuant to a resolution plan filed by ArcelorMittal India before the resolution professional for the acquisition of Essar Steel in accordance with the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.The acquisition of Essar Steel is proposed to be undertaken through multiple steps, which will be taken after and subject to obtaining requisite approvals of the Committee of Creditors and the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLAT) under the Code, as per the notice.ArcelorMittal India is an arm of ArcelorMittal, the world's leading steel and mining company with a presence in 60 countries and an industrial footprint in 18 nations.In a separate tweet Thursday, the CCI said it "finds no appreciable adverse effect on competition in respect of JSW Steel's proposed acquisition of Bhushan Power & Steel".Through the proposed combination, JSW proposes to acquire 100 per cent of the equity shareholding and management control of Bhushan Power and Steel, according to the notice given by JSW Steel to the CCI.
September 20, 2018 13:07 UTC
एंटरटेनमेंट डेस्क. कुछ दिन पहले खबरें आई थी कि यानी दयाबेन 'तारक मेहता का उल्टा चश्मा' शो में वापसी कर रही हैं। अब एक्ट्रेस ने कंफर्म कर दिया है कि वे शो में कमबैक कर रही हैं। उन्होंने एक इंटरव्यू में बताया- 'शो के लिए मैं हमेशा लॉयल रहूंगी। मैंने मैटरनिटी लीव ली थी, शो नहीं छोड़ा था'। दयाबेन के फैंस के लिए ये अच्छी खबर है। हालांकि, ऐसा सुनने में आ रहा है कि उन्होंने वापस आने के लिए लंबी-चौड़ी शर्तों की लिस्ट मेकर्स के सामने रखी है। खबरों की मानें तो उन्होंने शर्त रखी है कि उनकी फीस बढ़ाई जाए, वे नाइट शिफ्ट में काम नहीं करेंगी और महीने में सिर्फ 15 ही दिन काम करेंगी। इसके अलावा दिशा ने और भी कुछ मांगे रखी हैं।एक साल बाद करेंगी शो में वापसीदिशा के न होने पर मेकर्स ने स्टोरीलाइन में कई चेंज किए। लेकिन, अब वे और ज्यादा बदलाव नहीं करना चाहते इसलिए उन्होंने दिशा से वापस आने के लिए कहा। चूंकि 'दयाबेन' शो की फेमस कैरेक्टर हैं, इसलिए उसे आसानी से किसी दूसरी एक्ट्रेस से रिप्लेस भी नहीं कर सकते।- यहीं वजह थी कि चैनल और प्रोड्यूसर असित मोदी, दिशा के वापस आने का इंतजार कर रहे थे लेकिन वे अभी वापस आने के लिए तैयार नहीं थी क्योंकि पर्सनल लाइफ को वे ज्यादा टाइम देना चाहती थी।- मेकर्स द्वारा काफी रिक्वेस्ट के बाद उन्होंने वापसी के लिए हां कह दी है।दयाबेन ने रखी वापसी की शर्तेंमैटरनिटी लीव पर जाने से पहले दिशा हर एपिसोड का 1.25 लाख रुपए लेती थी। अब उन्होंने 20% ग्रोथ की डिमांड रख दी जो कि 1.50 लाख रुपए होती है। उन्होंने मेकर्स के सामने शर्त रखी कि वे शाम 6 बजे के बाद काम नहीं करेंगी। वे सुबह 11 से शाम को 6 बजे तक की शिफ्ट में काम करेंगी। शुरुआत के कुछ महीनों में वे नाइट शिफ्ट भी नहीं करेंगी। अगर टीम नाइट शिफ्ट में काम करना चाहती है तो उन्हें इसके लिए दो दिन पहले बताना होगा। इतना ही नहीं वे महीने में 15 दिन ही काम करेंगी जबकि दूसरे एक्टर्स 22-25 दिन काम कर रहे हैं। मेरक्स ने उनकी सभी शर्तों को मान लिया है।नवरात्रि से लेंगी एंट्रीआपको बता दें कि कुछ दिन पहले ही दिशा ने शो में एंट्री का सीक्वेंस शूट किया था, जिसमें वे जेठालाल, बापूजी से बात करती दिखाई दे रही हैं। वे नवरात्रि के समय शो में पूरी तरह से एंट्री लेंगी।
September 20, 2018 13:07 UTC
more-inAfter several months of delay, the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has finally decided to issue certificates and release fellowship to students who have cleared the CSIR-UGC JRF/LS qualifying exam held in June and December 2017. This is due to delay following an appeal filed by CSIR in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana in the CSIR Vs Ramandeep Kaur case. Students who enrol for a PhD get fellowship of Rs.25,000 per month plus HRA once the institution sends all the documents to CSIR. “The fellowship will be released immediately after issue of certificate and completion of requisite formalities by the students and the host institute,” Dr. Kumar said. While many students were able to use the marks statement as proof and join as PhD students, none of them had received the monthly scholarship and HRA.
September 20, 2018 13:05 UTC
Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party has formed an alliance with former chief minister Ajit Jogi’s party for the Chhattisgarh assembly elections later this year, forcing a triangular contest for the first time in the history of the tribal state. The BSP’s talks with the Congress had fallen through in Chhattisgarh reportedly because the Congress was unwilling to concede more than seven to nine seats. Chhattisgarh assembly has 90 seats. At a briefing to announce her brand-new alliance, Mayawati named Ajit Jogi as the coalition’s presumptive chief minister. The former Congress veteran founded his party in 2016 along with his son after being expelled from the Congress.
September 20, 2018 12:58 UTC
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will receive the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna on September 25, the Sports Ministry announced Thursday. On Wednesday, archery coach Jiwanjot Singh Teja was dropped from the list of Dronacharya award nominees due to a past case of indiscipline. Chanu was chosen for the prestigious award following her gold medal in 48kg category at the World Championships last year. The List of Awardees:Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award: Virat Kohli and Mirabai Chanu. Dhyan Chand Awards: Satyadev Prasad (Archery); Bharat Kumar Chetry (Hockey); Bobby Aloysius (Athletics); Chougale Dadu Dattatray (Wrestling).
September 20, 2018 12:56 UTC
दिल्ली में पुलिस अधिकारी पर बलात्कार का मामला दर्ज, जांच शुरू पुलिस अधिकारी ने कहा कि महिला ने 18 सितंबर को शिकायत दर्ज कराके अधिकारी पर उससे बलात्कार, उसकी नाबालिग बेटी से छेड़छाड़ और उसके बेटे का अपहरण करने का आरोप लगाया है.
September 20, 2018 12:56 UTC
अजीत जोगी की पार्टी जनता कांग्रेस (छत्तीसगढ़-जे) और मायावती की बीएसपी के बीच गठबंधन हुआ है और वे दोनों साथ मिलकर चुनाव लड़ेंगे. इससे पहले ऐसे कयास लगाए जा रहे थे कि बसपा छत्तीसगढ़ में कांग्रेस के साथ गठबंधन कर सकती है.बसपा प्रमुख मायावती ने कहा कि छत्तीसगढ़ में बसपा 35 और जनता कांग्रेस पार्टी 55 सीटों पर चुनाव लड़ेगी. बता दें कि छत्तीसगढ़ के पहले मुख्यमंत्री अजीत जोगी ने कांग्रेस से निष्कासित किए जाने के बाद अपनी पार्टी का गठन किया था. उनका तथा अजीत जोगी दोनों का ही मानना है कि राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर छत्तीसगढ़ की उपेक्षा को दूर करने के लिए एक मजबूत क्षेत्रीय प्रतिनिधित्व और नेतृत्व की आवश्यकता है,AdvertisementBJP has been in power in Chhattisgarh for past 15 years. जोगी ने कहा कि बसपा और जनता कांग्रेस छत्तीसगढ़ का छत्तीसगढ़ में मजबूत जनाधार है.
September 20, 2018 12:47 UTC
BSP chief Mayawati. (file photo) BSP chief Mayawati. (file photo)In a blow to the Congress in Chhattisgarh, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Thursday announced that her party will contest the upcoming state elections in alliance with Ajit Jogi’s Janta Congress. The BSP supremo said, “Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) has decided to contest upcoming assembly polls in alliance with Janta Congress Chhattisgarh. BSP will fight on 35 seats and Janta Congress Chhattisgarh will contest on 55 seats.
September 20, 2018 12:45 UTC
Mumbai: Rating agency Fitch said the merger of Bank of Baroda Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank could bring about material operating efficiencies over time reducing the combined operating costs, lower funding cost and strengthened risk management practices on a consolidated basis. Ind-Ra the subsidiary of Fitch in its research report said that the merger can also address the asset-liability mismatch of Vijaya and Dena Bank on a consolidated level.According to Ind-Ra the success of the proposed merger can be a road map for further consolidation in the public sector as the impact of incremental capital ask from the government might result in stronger internal accruals. While, BoB’s portfolio is more diversified across industries, Dena and Vijaya are infrastructure heavy (9%, 22% and 25% of the portfolio, respectively).In terms of branch presence, the overlap between BoB and Dena is higher, particularly in Gujarat . On the downsizing side of the operations, as per Ind-Ra’s analysis, the top 12 banked districts in the country (42% of total deposits and 55% of total credit) have 13% of the banking system’s branches. It has found that for the consolidated entity (with about 9,500 branches), 16% of the branches are in these districts and due to deposit concentration, the scope of decreasing the number of branches in these densely populated districts could be moderate particularly in Ahmedabad , Mumbai, Thane and Pune .
September 20, 2018 12:45 UTC
Kolkata: Rating agency CRISIL has upgraded the ratings of Muthoot HomeFin India Ltd (MHIL) term loans, working capital demand loan and proposed long term bank facility to ’CRISIL AA/Stable’ from ’CRISIL AA-/Stable’, according to a release issued by MHIL.As per the report, the rating upgrade factors in the increase in the strategic importance of the Muthoot HomeFin to its parent company Muthoot Finance Ltd. Muthoot Homefin is a 100% subsidiary and is the housing finance arm of the Muthoot Group.The rating also continues to reflect the adequate capitalisation of Muthoot HomeFin to support the planned scale of business with networth of Rs 227 crore and gearing of 6.3 times as on June 30, 2018. 88.17 crore as on March 31, 2017, primarily due to capital infusion of around Rs. It achieved a net profit of Rs.11 crore in Q1FY19 as against previous year profit of Rs. It’s Gross and Net NPA stood at 0.51% and 0.43% respectively, as on June 30, 2018.Sharing his views on the CRISIL ratings and the business outlook, Mr. Ramratthinam S, CEO, Muthoot Homefin (India) Ltd said, “We are very excited on getting an upgrade from CRISIL. MHIL has operations in 11 states - Maharashtra (including Mumbai), Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh.
September 20, 2018 12:45 UTC