The Thane Police has busted a fake visa racket and arrested two persons, who allegedly cheated nearly 50 people by issuing them bogus visa and air tickets, police said today. According to police, the six members of the racket ran a fake job recruitment centre in Mumbra and told the victims that they would get them job as ground staffers at Dubai and Kuwait airports. But later, she found after reaching the airport in Mumbai that the visa and air ticket was fake. The gang began operation in March 2016 and since then, they have so far cheated nealry 50 people. They collected Rs 50,000 from each person and gave them fake visa and air tickets to Dubai and Kuwait, Ranade said.
August 22, 2017 06:44 UTC
Chances of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) national president Mayawati attending an anti-NDA rally called by RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav at Patna on August 27 are dim. A senior BSP leader said Lalu Yadav called on ‘behanji’ (Mayawati) on Sunday to urge her to participate in the rally. She rebutted reports carried in a section of media that she was joining the Congress led grand alliance in the 2019 Lok Sabha election. “After three consecutive defeats - 2012 assembly election, 2014 Lok Sabha election and 2017 assembly election, Mayawati is striving hard to regain her lost base. In the 2017 assembly election though BSP bagged merely 19 seats but it polled over 20% votes.
August 22, 2017 06:33 UTC
A joint inspection team probing the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express, which left 23 dead and 156 injured on Saturday evening, has observed several glaring lapses that could have led to the tragedy. The sketch made by the joint inspection team probing the railway mishap. (HT Photo)The report submitted by the joint inspection team held officials with the permanent way (PW) department, who undertake maintenance of the railway track, responsible for the accident. The Delhi-Saharanpur Express crossed that stretch of the railway track at 4.57 pm, 49 minutes before the ill-fated Utkal Express arrived around 5.46 pm. But the other members of the joint inspection team dismissed Singh’s objections, stating that PW officials cut the railway track using a power hacksaw without acquiring due permission.
August 22, 2017 06:28 UTC
After Idea and Intex, now Airtel is working to launch its own 4G smartphone by Diwali. The Airtel 4G feature phone will cost Rs 2500. The JioPhone will be reaching consumers next month and seeing the trend -- and the buzz around JioPhone -- Airtel too has seemingly decided to join the bandwagon. Also Read: JioPhone vs Intex Turbo 4G + vs Idea-Vodafone's planned Rs 2500 4G phone: Worth the deal? Intex which is known for making budget phones in India has also joined the 4G feature phone bandwagon by launching its first 4G-VoLTE feature phone called Turbo+ 4G.
August 22, 2017 06:27 UTC
The Supreme Court’s ruling was restricted to the constitutional validity of triple talaq and it did not go into other issues of polygamy and nikah halala under the Muslim personal law. Photo: MintNew Delhi: Striking a blow for women and the rule of law, the Supreme Court on Tuesday declared the Islamic practice of triple talaq unconstitutional. He added that triple talaq could not be held valid just because it is being practised for years. “I welcome the historic decision of the Supreme Court on the matter of triple talaq. The court’s verdict arose out of a batch of six petitions challenging triple talaq, nikah halala and polygamy under Muslim personal law.
August 22, 2017 06:22 UTC
The Supreme Court today held triple talaq being practised by the Muslim community as "unconstitutional", "arbitrary" and "not part of Islam". A 5-judge constitutional bench by a 3:2 majority judgement said there is no constitutional protection for triple talaq. Justices Kurien Joseph, Rohinton Fali Nariman and Udey Umesh Lalit held that triple talaq is not integral to Islam, is banned in law and lacks approval of the Shariat. However, Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice S Abdul Nazir, in a minority judgment, said triple talaq is integral to Islamic practices and enjoys constitutional protection. Khehar in his judgement urged parliament to pass a law to deal with the issue.
August 22, 2017 06:22 UTC
Google has revealed the official name of the next version of Android, ending months of speculation over what Android O would be. True to the Google tradition of naming the OS after some sort of confectionary, the upcoming version of Android has been named Android Oreo. The picture-in-picture is one of the tools which allows users to keep two apps open side by side. The picture-in-picture is one of the tools which allows users to keep two apps open side by side. To address this issue, Google has made some key changes to the Android system architecture in Android O under Project Treble.
August 22, 2017 06:22 UTC
Talking to ET Now, Anant Shirgaonkar, Managing Partner, Newport Capital, says he would go on pharma, paints and media but not yet on HFCs. Typically, in a situation like we are today, debt yield is pretty low, volatility is pretty low. We could discuss that in terms of sectors but at some level, I will also initiate some shorts to balance. In a couple of spaces, I was lucky enough to be short on pharma for a while and I am not cutting them even now. Last quarter was the first quarter in which we saw some downgrades and people sort of questioning pharma.
August 22, 2017 06:11 UTC
It was not until Beijing’s ‘Airpocalypse’ in January 2013 that Talhelm began to “really understand and think about air pollution,” he told The Indian Express. (Representative Image) It was not until Beijing’s ‘Airpocalypse’ in January 2013 that Talhelm began to “really understand and think about air pollution,” he told The Indian Express. Talhelm, who has spent several years researching in Beijing, said that “awareness” on air pollution has been the catalysis for change in China. “The biggest thing holding peope back is lack of awareness about air pollution. It was not until Beijing’s ‘Airpocalypse’ in January 2013 that Talhelm began to “really understand and think about air pollution,” he told The Indian Express.
August 22, 2017 06:00 UTC
Dinakaran on Monday tweeted that Panneerselvam's and Palaniswami's decision to remove Sasikala as general secretary amounted to "treachery that the party worker cannot digest." Dinakaran said he would continue his political journey, acceding to the requests of "crores of party workers." - TTV Dhinakaran (@TTVDhinakaran) August 21, 2017à®‡à®¨à¯�à®¤ à®¤à¯�à®°à¯‹à®•à®¿à®•à®³à®¾à®²à¯� à®�à®±à¯�à®ªà®Ÿà¯�à®Ÿà¯�à®³à¯�à®³ à®•à®³à®™à¯�à®•à®¤à¯�à®¤à¯ˆ à®ªà¯‹à®•à¯�à®•à¯�à®µà®¤à®±à¯�à®•à®¾à®•à®µà¯‡, à®•à¯‹à®Ÿà®¾à®© à®•à¯‹à®Ÿà®¿ à®•à®´à®• à®¤à¯Šà®£à¯�à®Ÿà®°à¯�à®•à®³à®¿à®©à¯� à®•à¯‹à®°à®¿à®•à¯�à®•à¯ˆà®¯à¯ˆ à®�à®±à¯�à®±à¯� à®Žà®©à®¤à¯� à®…à®°à®šà®¿à®¯à®²à¯� à®ªà®¯à®£à®®à¯� à®¤à¯Šà®Ÿà®°à¯�à®®à¯�. - TTV Dhinakaran (@TTVDhinakaran) August 21, 2017He might still write a new plot twist in the AIADMK's post-Jayalalithaa saga. In an ominous sign for Palaniswami and Pannerselvam, as many as 20 MLAs and 5 MPs showed up at a 22,000-strong rally that Dinakaran addressed last week in Melur.
August 22, 2017 05:59 UTC
In Tuesday's morning trade, HCL Infosystems shares surged a whopping 18 per cent to hit the intra day high of Rs 50.65 on the NSE (National Stock Exchange) after it reached an agreement which facilitated it to distribute Apple products in India.On BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) too, the shares of the company surged more than 17 per cent to hit intra day high of Rs 50.50.On Monday, in a regulatory filing, HCL Infosystems said it has received confirmation for agreement for "distribution of iPhone and other Apple products" with Apple India.It had signed a non-disclosure agreement with Apple India on December 23, 2016 and had expressed interest in taking up distribution of Apple products in India.HCL Infosystems is a IT services, solutions and distribution company and a strong player in the distribution space and has worked with brands like Lenovo, Motorola and Nokia among others.A partnership with HCL will also be beneficial to Apple as it will its enhance presence in more Indian cities.Currently, Apple has distribution tie-ups with companies like Ingram Micro, Redington, Rashi Peripherals and Beetel Teletech in India.At 11.15 am, the shares of HCL Infosystems were up 12.70 per cent at Rs 48.35 in comparison to the broader market which was trading flat.
Source:Times of India
August 22, 2017 05:48 UTC
Highlights 1 21 public sector banks control 75 per cent of the total banking business. 3 Demands include no write-off policy for NPA of corporate loansPublic sector bank employees have gone on a one-day nationwide strike today to protest the government's proposed consolidation move, and raise other demands. However, operations at private lenders such as ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank were almost normal. As many as 21 public sector banks control 75 per cent of the total banking business. After today's strike, UFBU will conduct a massive rally on September 15, Business Today reported.
August 22, 2017 05:46 UTC
The Supreme Court banned on Tuesday a controversial Islamic practice of instant divorce as arbitrary and unconstitutional, in a landmark verdict for gender justice that will stop Muslim men calling off a marriage on a whim. No Muslim women will have to go through the harassment that I suffered,” Shayara Bano, a 35-year-old divorced Muslim woman whose petition two years ago helped end instant talaq, told Hindustan Times. Instant talaq, or “talaq-e-biddat”, is banned in 22 Muslim-majority countries, including Pakistan, for being sinful and arbitrary. The opposition Congress called it “a progressive, secular judgment for equal rights of Muslim women in India”. “The Supreme Court verdict cannot be misused by the government to try to interfere with personal laws through legislation”.
August 22, 2017 05:35 UTC
Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam (L), AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran (C) and Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami (R). Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam (L), AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran (C) and Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami (R). The 234-member Tamil Nadu Assembly has been reduced to 233 members after the demise of Jayalithaa in December last year. “I hereby express my lack of confidence on Mr. Edappadi K Palaniswami and withdraw my earlier support given to him vide this communication. But within a span of two weeks, the Chief Minister had included Panneerselvam as the Deputy CM.
August 22, 2017 05:26 UTC