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  • Business Standard India

    SC verdict on Tarun Tejpal's plea in sexual harassment case likely Monday

    The Supreme Court is on Monday likely to rule on senior journalist Tarun Tejpal's appeal to quash charges in an alleged sexual assault case lodged against him by a former colleague. The Goa Police has said there are "contemporaneous" WhatsApp messages and e-mails which showed Tejpal, the founder and former editor of Tehelka magazine, should face trial in the case. The police, while opposing Tejpal's plea seeking quashing of charges framed against him, had told the bench that there was "ample material" warranting trial in the case. Tejpal's lawyer had refuted the allegations and told the bench that certain WhatsApp messages were concealed and referred to CCTV footage of the hotel where the alleged incident took place.

  • Business Standard India

    'Robot Restaurants' announces launch in Bengaluru after Chennai, Coimbatore

    'Robot Restaurants' has announced the launch of the city's "first" restaurant where food service is done by robots. The restaurant claimed that its Bengaluru launch was after its "resounding success" in Chennai and Coimbatore. "The restaurant will be located on Indira Nagar's high street 100 Feet Road and will be able to accommodate 50 diners. The menu will largely comprise Indo-Asian cuisine and will also have an exotic mocktail menu," it said in a release. The restaurant will have a team of 6 robots (one usher and 5 bearers), it said, each table will be equipped with a tablet from which diners can place their order and summon the robots, and the food service is then done by the robots. The

  • Hindustan Times

    'Uttar Pradesh is now Hatya Pradesh': Akhilesh Yadav takes jibe at Yogi govt

    Samajwadi Party leader and former Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday hit out at Yogi Adityanath government in the state, saying that the state which should be known as “Uttar Pradesh is now known as Hatya Pradesh”. Speaking to media, Yadav slammed the state government for not being able to stop crime in the state saying the state which should be known as “the best state is now known as murder state.” His comments came in the wake of the murder of a journalist and his brother in Saharanpur on Sunday. (This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.) First Published: Aug 18, 2019 21:37 IST


    I support scrapping of Article370, my party has lost its way: Ex-Haryana CM BS Hooda

    Rohtak, Aug 18: Choosing to differ from his party's stand on scrapping Jammu and Kashmir's special status, senior Congress leader and former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday said he supports revocation of Article 370. Speaking at 'Parivartan Maha Rally' at Rohtak, Hooda said many in Congress oppose Modi government's decision on Kashmir, but "When government does something right I support them". 'Parivartan Maha Rally' at Rohtak is being seen as BS Hooda's show of strength ahead of assembly polls. Hooda's comments come at a time when speculations are doing round that something is not going well in the Congress ever since Sonia Gandhi took over as interim chief. "I support

  • Business Standard India

    Commodity picks: 19 August, 2019

    Cotton Cotton price for 29 mm S6 cotton in Gujarat is at Rs 42,200 per candy and has corrected by close to 10 per cent since its recent high at the end of April 2019. This has happened as the US cotton has corrected by more than 24 per cent during this period. The prices could make a feeble attempt to go up but are unlikely to sustain due to onslaught of record Q4 imports just ahead of a larger new season cotton crop. Expect prices to ease to Rs 41,500 or more per candy in the near term. Soy bean Soy bean prices at the benchmark Indore markets are trading at Rs 3,740 per quintal. During the coming days prices are expected to head towards Rs 3,700 and then Rs 3,680 per quintal. Huge stocks and


    People have right to know about Netaji's disappearance: Mamata Banerjee

    Kolkata, Aug 18: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday asserted that people have the right to know what happened to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, while remembering the "son of the soil" on the day he reportedly went missing 74 years ago. She said the whereabouts of Netaji after he "disappeared" on August 18, 1945 were still not known. "On this day, in 1945, Netaji went on a flight from Taihoku Airport in Taiwan, only to disappear forever. We still do not know what happened to him. People have a right to know about the great son of the soil," Banerjee tweeted. Several reports have claimed that Netaji had boarded a plane from Taihoku Airport in Taiwan, which crashed leading to the


    Watch: Modi visits historic Simtoka Dzong in Bhutan, offers prayers

    Thimphu, Aug 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Bhutan, on Saturday visited historic Simtoka Dzong in Thimpu. Simtoka Dzong is an important historical monument and former Buddhist monastery, today it houses one of the premier Dzongkha language learning institutes. Modi planted a Cypress tree sapling at the historic Simtoka Dzong in the presence of his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering. Built in 1629 by Shabdrung Namgyal, a Tibetan Buddhist lama who is regarded as the unifier of Bhutan as a nation-state, Simtoka Dzong is one of the oldest fortress in the Himalayan nation and functions as a monastic and administrative centre. After planing the sapling, the prime minister

  • Fund Pick: IDFC Dynamic Bond has consistently outperformed its peers
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    Fund Pick: IDFC Dynamic Bond has consistently outperformed its peers

    Launched in December 2008, IDFC Dynamic Bond Fund featured in the top 30 percentile of the dynamic bond funds category of CRISIL Mutual Fund Ranking (CMFR) in the three quarters ended June 2019. Suyash Choudhary has been managing the fund since October 2010. The fund's investment objective is to generate optimal returns by active management of the portfolio by investing in debt and money market instruments across maturities. Trailing returns The fund has consistently outperformed its peers (funds ranked under the dynamic bond funds category in CMFR June 2019) across the past ...

  • Investors burnt their fingers in small- and mid-caps, says Motilal Oswal
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    Investors burnt their fingers in small- and mid-caps, says Motilal Oswal

    Developments back home and at the global level have kept the markets volatile over the past few sessions. MOTILAL OSWAL, managing director, Motilal Oswal Financial Services, tells Puneet Wadhwa that he expects the slowdown in the economy to last at least two more quarters. The fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector will lead the recovery, he says. Edited excerpts: What is your market outlook? The equity markets, post Budget 2019, have taken a negative view on some of the measures that were rolled out. That said, the markets will slowly look up from here. Interest rates are ...

  • 'Nehru included Article 370 to appease Sheikh Abdullah': Shivraj Singh Chouhan
    Hindustan Times

    'Nehru included Article 370 to appease Sheikh Abdullah': Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan blamed the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru for including Article 370 in the Constitution to “appease” Sheikh Abdullah, the second chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a press conference in Goa, Chouhan also blamed former PM Nehru for 'delaying' the liberation of Goa and said that he had a lot to answer for. “When the Kashmir accession treaty was signed, there was no demand for special status. Jammu and Kashmir had merged with India like other states. Because of (Nehru's) fondness for Sheikh Abdullah this section was included. I am surprised at Nehru's perspective sometimes,” Chouhan said. “Due to the one-sided


    Himachal Pradesh: 18 killed in rain-related incidents

    Shimla, Aug 18: At least 18 people were killed and nine others injured in rain-related incidents in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, officials said. Eight people died in Shimla, two each in Kullu, Sirmaur, Solan and Chamba and one each in Una and Lahaul-Spiti districts, they added. Landslides hit a spot near the RTO office here, leaving three persons dead. One person sustained injuries in the incident, police said. In Narkand area of Shimla district, two Nepalese died and three were injured after when a tree fell on their house. In another incident, a labourer was killed and six injured as the wall of a house collapsed in the Lower Cemetery area following heavy rainfall early Sunday, police said.


    If talks are held with Pakistan it will now be only on PoK and not J&K, says Rajnath Singh

    New Delhi, Aug 18: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh who is in Panchkula, Haryana, to campaign for the upcoming assembly elections on Sunday said that BJP has abrogated Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir for development and now talks will be held with Pakistan only on Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) and not on Jammu and Kashmir. Rajnath Singh said this is not an election stunt but a commitment. He said,''Pakistan is trying to weaken India. Pakistan is trying to garner the support of the neighbouring countries but the United States -- world's most powerful nation -- has slammed Pakistan and has adviced its leaders to speak to India.'' ''Article 370 was abrogated in J&K for its development.Our neighbour


    Alert jawans toil hard to ensure peace in Kashmir

    Srinagar, Aug 18: From dawn to dusk, and sometimes from dusk to dawn as well, the hours pass by in wakeful alertness for paramilitary troopers tasked with ensuring law and order in a land that is many hundred miles from home. In the long hours of the night, as others try to get some sleep, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans can be heard stomping through the silent streets, armed with lathis and alert to any signs of trouble that might break out in Kashmir's main city. The days go in maintaining law and order and manning checkpoints set up in Srinagar and across Kashmir Valley, where restrictions were eased this weekend after August 5 when the Centre revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status under Article 370 and announced its bifurcation into Union territories. CRPF Assistant Commandants Sanjeev Yadav from Uttar Pradesh and Bhanushekhar from Bihar are among those frequently patrolling through the city at night.

  • Business Standard India

    The Strategist Quiz 627

    1. This inventor did a variety of jobs. He is credited with inventing an automatic bread baking oven. He was inspired by the manner in which Roman gladiators, rose from the pits of the Colosseum up into the fighting arena in a moving platform, which was quite unsafe. Name this person and the invention he is very famously known for. 2. Explain the marketing buzzword "Maudience". 3. Richard Dawkins is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and author. He coined term in the mid-70s which is not only popular in the Internet world but constitutes their core strategy as ...


    AIIMS fire: Police case filed against unknown people, probe on

    New Delhi, Aug 18: After a major fire broke out at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday, forcing evacuation and disrupting hospital services, Delhi Police registered an First Information Report (FIR) against unknown people over alleged negligence on Sunday. The FIR was registered under IPC Sections 336 (endangering life or personal safety of others) and 436 (mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house, etc.) against unknown people. The police said they are investigating the matter. The forensic team of the Delhi Fire Services Department (DFS) will inspect the site of fire at the AIIMS. The team will also submit a report to Delhi Police after