Allegation against Amazon is that through the “name lending companies” that it actually owns, it has been buying branded goods in bulk from manufacturers, rendering small sellers uncompetitive by a wide margin and influencing prices. 3 (Flipkart) to ascertain” whether they have been “contravening” any Fema provisions. Telecom Watchdog, through advocate Pranav Sachdeva, had alleged that the e-commerce giants “circumvented” FDI rules “by creating a number of name lending companies”. Allegation against Flipkart is that through the “name lending companies” that it actually owns, it has been buying branded goods in bulk from manufacturers, rendering small sellers uncompetitive by a wide margin and influencing prices. (Shutterstock)The allegation against Amazon and Flipkart is that through the “name lending companies” that they actually own, the two have been buying branded goods in bulk from manufacturers, rendering small sellers uncompetitive by a wide margin and influencing prices.
November 15, 2018 21:11 UTC
Earlier, ships used to pass under the bridge at night. The plan is to let ships pass under the bridge for two hours from 9am. The bridge used to be closed to traffic at night before the dock closed for repairs. The bridge used to remain closed to traffic for two to three hours from midnight,” another police officer said. “Now that the Majerhat bridge is no longer there, trucks prefer using the bascule bridge to reach the port area.
November 15, 2018 20:48 UTC
more-inLieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday directed the Delhi Police to train police personnel in soft skills in order to improve the interactions with the public, a statement from Raj Niwas said. While reviewing the police’s public grievance redressal system during a meeting at Raj Niwas, Mr. Baijal “directed the Delhi Police for training of police officers in soft skills to improve public interface”, the statement said. The police informed the L-G that every written complaint received gets logged into a digitised complaints monitoring and tracking system, the Raj Niwas said. Efforts should be made to resolve all the complaints in time,” Raj Niwas said. Mr. Baijal told the police to set up their own online portal for receiving and monitoring complaints.
November 15, 2018 20:45 UTC
more-inThe Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has decided to take up five major roads in the city for development and beautification. 4-7 Chowk), Mehrauli-Gurugram Road (Mahavir Chowk to IFFCO Chowk) and Laxman Vihar-Sector 4 dividing road to Sector 9-9A. The Horticulture Wing, Development Division, Electrical Division, Enforcement Wing and Sanitation Wing of the MCG will be involved in the work. The sanitation wing will ensure sweeping of all five roads at night and providing of litter bins and public toilets. The executive engineers will ensure the execution of development work on the roads in their respective divisions.
November 15, 2018 20:45 UTC
Bahrain is a member of the Saudi-led coalition at war with Iran-aligned rebels in Yemen since March 2015. The Trump administration has not yet notified Congress it's ready to proceed with the next sale of Saudi arms, averting a showdown over the issue, for now. New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the committee, said he is opposing the Saudi arms sale because he's concerned the weapons are being used inappropriately in the Yemen conflict. But he took issue with Paul's effort because the particular arms sale to Bahrain is "not part of a comprehensive strategy to end the civil war in Yemen." "I'm only saying stop one sale of arms to send the message that we are done with the war in Yemen."
November 15, 2018 20:26 UTC
more-inLawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat, who was pursuing the Kathua case of the eight-year-old girl’s rape-and-murder, on Thursday said she “did not betray the family and stands by them”, a day after her name was dropped as the defence lawyer. Even otherwise, a private counsel’s role is less compared to the public prosecutors during the trial. The case is in safe hands,” said Ms. Rajawat. The Pathankot court is holding the trial on a daily basis in the case, which attracted a huge public attention. ‘Humanly not possible’“The reason I could not attend the case on a daily basis is because it is not humanly possible.
November 15, 2018 20:24 UTC
One of the streetlights against the backdrop of the hill and lake in Baranti. Picture by Subhasish ChaudhuriEvening walks at the scenic Baranti lake have become a nightmare for tourists as many of the 200-odd LED solar streetlights have been vandalised or stolen by youths who drink openly and often pass lewd remarks at visitors. The lake is a paradise for birds and bird-watchers, and tourists are known to enjoy evening strolls by the lake. However, over the past few years Baranti has witnessed a spurt in youths, mostly from neighbouring villages, openly drinking beside the lake and harassing tourists after sundown. They passed lewd remarks at me and my family.
November 15, 2018 20:15 UTC
more-inFour persons of a family sustained severe burn injuries after a geyser exploded in Khoda’s Lokpriya Vihar colony on Thursday at 8.30 a.m. The house owner Pushpendra, who runs a textile unit in Noida, has suffered 85% injuries while his wife Seema suffered 50% burn injuries. The couple’s sons — Abhishek and Dev — also sustained burn injuries. Their neighbours said the geyser was installed inside the bathroom while the cylinder was placed on a shelf. Ghaziabad District Chief Fire Officer Sunil Kumar Singh said the department received an information about the incident around 8.45 am.
November 15, 2018 20:10 UTC
more-inA 42-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries after a man allegedly hit with a grindstone on Wednesday, the police said on Thursday. The 63-year-old accused, Dharamveer, who later consumed poison is said to be critical, they said. The accused, a resident of Sakipur village, hit the victim, Annopwati, from Kanarsa village, during a brawl on Wednesday evening. Suddenly he hit her with a grindstone and she fell on the ground,” said Kumar. The victim was rushed to Sharda Hospital where she succumbed to injuries after few hours.
November 15, 2018 20:10 UTC
#GajaCyclonepic.twitter.com/9ObvcqJlDD — ANI (@ANI) November 16, 2018#WATCH: Strong winds and rainfall hit Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu. pic.twitter.com/heqUK8Ho0A — ANI (@ANI) November 15, 2018Tamil Nadu: Visuals of heavy rainfall in Cuddalore. pic.twitter.com/gtVR9uLUV8 — ANI (@ANI) November 15, 2018#GajaCyclone now lies at about 80 km southeast of Karaikal, moving at rate of 16 km/r. तूफान के आने के बाद से ही तमिलनाडु के तटवर्ती जिलों में तेज हवाएं और बारिश हो रही है. गौरतलब है कि तूफान की संभावनाओं को मद्देनजर प्रशासन ने तटवर्ती इलाकों में रहने वाले लोगों को पहले ही सुरक्षित स्थान पर पहुंचा दिया है.
November 15, 2018 20:09 UTC
Birbhum police have written to the Sriniketan-Santiniketan Development Authority (SSDA) requesting the autonomous outfit responsible for the upkeep of the area to ensure proper illumination of a dozen stretches in Santiniketan, where several robberies have been reported. The sub-divisional police officer of Bolpur, Sowmojit Barua, has written to the SSDA chairman Chandranath Sinha. Sinha told The Telegraph: “We know about the problem and we will install lights in a phased manner. The work will start soon.”Several Santiniketan residents have told the authorities that dearth of lights is not the only reason why they feel insecure. The list of areas to be illuminated includes Digantapally and Gurupally, where the robberies took place.
November 15, 2018 20:03 UTC
Ravi, BJP State general secretary and MLA, on Thursday demanded that the coalition government implement the report of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly’s committee on alleged irregularities in the implementation of the Bangalore–Mysore Infrastructure Corridor project (BMIC) by Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises (NICE). The report was ready about two years ago, but the government has not taken any action on it, he said. The Kumaraswamy government known for “adjustment politics” had not shown interest in the implementation of the report, he alleged at a press conference here. Mr. Ravi said the report recommended a probe by the investigative agencies. Based on a survey, the House committee had recommended dropping about 1,160 acres of both private and government land from the project.
November 15, 2018 19:51 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she has "overwhelming support" from House Democrats to become the next speaker. "If in fact there is any misogyny involved in it, it's their problem, not mine," Pelosi told reporters. "I intend to win the speakership with Democratic votes." She's an ally of Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan, who challenged Pelosi two years ago. Pelosi made history when she became the first woman speaker of the House in 2007.
November 15, 2018 19:41 UTC
Though there was no trace of the severity of the cyclonic storm in the district till Thursday evening, the district administration continued to be on high alert. Mr. Mohan discussed the arrangements with Collector K. Veera Raghava Rao, Superintendent of Police Omprakash Meena and other officials. A sense of despondency prevailed among the farming community as there was no indication of rains till Thursday evening. The skies briefly turned overcast in Pamban and Mandapam areas and turned clear in the evening. A section of people in Danushkodi were shifted to a relief shelter, while others moved to safer places in Rameswaram.
November 15, 2018 19:41 UTC
Addressing a one- day national conference on ‘Packaging Sustainability - Towards a Circular Economy’, Sanjay K.Singh, Divisional Chief Executive, said the bridge, across the tributary of river Godavari, will reduce the distance from the plantations in Odisha to the facility in Bhadrachalam by 170 km. “Our target is 50,000 hectares in next 10 years,” he said, highlighting the measures for sustainability initiated by the group. The bridge across the river, being built by Odisha government, is expected to be be ready in six months and reduce travel time, fuel consumption and carbon emissions. The Institute Director N.C.Saha said the growth in lifestyle and consumption pattern has increased the demand for packaged products resulting in growth in packaging industry. Indian packaging industry accounts for about 4% of the global packaging industry, which is estimated around $880 billion.
November 15, 2018 19:30 UTC