Raj Thackeray Lessons Airtel For Not Highlighting Marathi

Few days back the Supreme Court objurgated MNS leader Raj Thackeray for his hatred remarks and to this, there seems to be no impact upon MNS chief Raj Thackeray whose party men under his instruction went again on a rampage against the renowned telecom service provider  Airtel for not observing Marathi language.

Non-observance of Marathi language by Airtel telecom in customer interactive voice system, agitated Raj Thackeray stated in MNS’ fourth anniversary that if other cellular companies are offering Marathi as the first option then why not Airtel.
Reacting to this spill of anger of Thackeray his supporters in Mumbai and Thane went on the rampage, targeting two stores of Airtel for not having Marathi in the pre-recorded messages of their customer interactive voice system.

According to sources report the miscreants entered the Airtel store and smashed all its glasses and distorted the peaceful environment while in another incident Thakery’s party men followed same attack in Thane’s Naupada telecom showroom also. In observance to this violation, the Police has registered cases against unknown miscreants.

The Bandra store manager revealed that he had received initial threats on an MNS letterhead and one of the stones that smashed the glass facade was wrapped in an MNS flag.

In regard to this outrageous act by MNS men the Airtel telecom on Tuesday accepted their demand to have Marathi as the first language option in its customer interactive voice system for its Mumbai customers.

In a written communication from Bharti Airtel it stated that the telecom company  has incorporated the necessary changes and it further added, “We are in receipt of a communication from your office to have Marathi as the first language option in our customer interactive voice system…We wish to inform you that we have incorporated the necessary changes.

Initially the telecom company cited that due to a technical problem they are unable to proceed with Marathi language but after indirect physical MNS chief’s intervention they were immediately able to resume his instruction.

Pakistan’s ‘State Actors’ Involved In 26/11 Attacks

In the 26/11 trial, Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam quoted the incident as “a classic case of sponsored terrorism” by the “State actors involved in the security apparatus of Pakistan.”

Ujjwal Nikam directly pointed that the 26/11 attack which killed 166 people was a planned attack by the “state actors”. Nikam stressed more on the confession of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab’s confession in which he mentioned about the involvement of unidentified Major General. He also pointed out that the identity of this attackers are tried to be concealed.

Mr. Nikam said, “The November 26 attack was not an ordinary attack by 10 indoctrinated terrorists. It was well orchestrated, meticulously planned and [reflected] a deep-seated hatred for our country. It was a classic case of sponsored terrorism. Evidence by the prosecution has successfully established that the attack was sponsored by Pakistan. Irrefutable inference [can be drawn] that it was sponsored by State actors involved in the security apparatus of Pakistan.”

Nikam also put light on the fact that attackers were not revealed about the major general’s name, “undoubtedly because he was from the Pakistan Army, He is an entity separate from the Lashkar-e-Taiba [LeT]; he must have been the supreme authority running the training camp.”

Based on Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab’s confession on February 20, 2009, Nikam also said that the Major General frequented the training camps where the terror attackers were trained in order to supervise the mission by LeT.

The attackers had fake identity cards, Mr. Nikam said, “Usually any terrorist group takes pride in its operations and claims responsibility, including the LeT. However, in the case of 26/11, the authority that hatched the conspiracy along with the LeT did not want its identity to be revealed. So the attackers were given bogus cards, named and addresses.”

“Till today Pakistan has not claimed the bodies of the nine [deceased] terrorists. What do they fear? That the parents of the [deceased terrorists] will give something out?” Nikam added.

Swami Nithyananda’s Sex Tapes Should Not Be Aired, Petition Filed In Karnataka High Court

The sex scandal case against Nithyananda, registered by Karuppa Lenin, a former Nithyananda devotee, is yet to be transferred to Karnataka. Though the complaint has been registered in Chennai, the case will be transferred to Bangalore as the offence of “misbehaving” with “beautiful” women and “forcing” them into sexual acts with him, as alleged in Lenin, happened in Bidadi in Karnataka, as said by Chennai police commissioner T Rajendran.

The Chennai Police, however, is waiting for Director General of Police, Letika Saran to resume duty on Wednesday after her visit to her native state, Kerala. The Chennai Police insists that the case will be transferred to Karnataka only after she resumes duty.

In the meanwhile, advocate and former President of the Advocates’ Association, KN Subba Reddy has filed a petition in the Karnataka High court to restrict TV channels from airing the controversial sex tapes that show ‘Godman’ Nithyananda indulging in sexual activities. He named actress Ranjitha in his petition. He also pointed at the chief secretary, police commissioner and the association of Broadcasting Company Private Limited as respondents.

Reddy argues that the sex tapes have not only tainted the image of all spiritual leaders but it is also likely to mislead children and teenagers. He said the tapes had embarrassed viewers enough so it should not be aired anymore.

The Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam in the meantime has sought advice to initiate legal action against Lenin, who apparently released the controversial sex tapes of Nithyananda. The ashram has also postponed the Mahakumbabhishekam scheduled for 21st March to a later date due to the scandal, as said by Sri Nithya Pranananda, a senior executive of the ashram.

IIM A, B, C Students Placed With Salary Packages Of Over 1 Crore!

The IIMs have shown excellent placement records so far with most of the students being places within a week of the commencement of placements. Not just that, the highest package offered so far is more than a whooping crore!

The placement scene in IIMs A, B, C were most encouraging with students from these schools bagging record offers of more than a crore. A student of IIM C bagged the highest offer of Rs. 1.65 crore followed by an IIM A student who was offered Rs.1.44 crore and an IIM B student who bagged Rs. 1.14 crore

IIM-Bangalore showed 100% placement in just five days and also had a 41% increase in slot zero placements. Its chief recruiters were Mckinsey, Bain & Company, AT Kearney, Boston Consulting Group, Nomura, and Temasek Holdings. The percentage of different sectors offering jobs were 27% from the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sector, 20% from the information technology and systems, 12% from the marketing segment and 22% from consulting. The highest salary package of course was Rs.1.14 crore.

IIM Calcutta is having an excellent run with a record highest pay package of Rs.1.65 bagged by its student. Almost 410 students have been offered jobs at the Indian School of Business (ISB), which offered packages of around Rs 90-95 lakh. Key recruiters were from the Investment banking and consulting sectors. Investment banking companies included Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and McKinsey. From the consulting sector, BCG and Bain Capital offered the best jobs. There were some big IT recruiters as well including Cognizant, Accenture, IBM and Infosys. Other big recruiters were Pepsi and Hindustan Unilever. The highest domestic pay package too is more than a handsome Rs.60 lakh p.a. The average domestic pay package is between Rs. 16-17 lakhs. The institute has already placed 260 students in four days and is expected to place the remaining students by today.

IIM Kozhikode also recorded 100% placement in 2 weeks. The top recruiters were from the manufacturing, consulting, and banking sectors with the consulting sector recruiting 30% of the 300 students. The average salary package is Rs 14 lakh p.a which is 24% more than last year. The highest salary package offered is Rs 50 lakh per year which again is up by 46% since last year.

India likely to be diabetic capital of world: expert

Hyderabad:  Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (ISOT) President Professor A Gopala Krishna today claimed that going by the present indications, India is likely to be the diabetic capital of the world.

Addressing a press conference in connection with the World Kidney Day being celebrated on March 11, he said over the past 25 years, the prevalence of type-two diabetes in the United States had almost doubled while there had been a three-to-five fold increase in India, Indonesia, China, Korea and Thailand.

He said in 2007, there were 246 million people with diabetes in the world, but by 2015, the number was estimated to reach 380 million.

People with impaired glucose tolerance, a ‘pre-diabetic state’, were 308 million in 2007. This would increase to 418 million by 2025. The increase in prevalence of diabetes would be greater in developing countries, he opined.

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), China and India would have about 130 million diabetic patients by 2025 and they would consume about 40 per cent of their countries’ healthcare budget in addition to reducing productivity and hindering economic growth.

The United Nations General Assembly had unanimously passed a resolution on December 21, 2006, declaring diabetes as an ‘international public health issue’ and identifying World Diabetes Day as a United Nations Day.

Mr Krishna also said diabetes and hypertension leads to kidney failure and it was difficult for the people to spend huge sums of money on kidney transplantation. The easy way to reduce the risk of developing kidney diseases was to keep regular control of blood sugar level and blood pressure, eating healthy food and keeping weight in check.

ISOT and Indian Medical Association of Hyderabad Chapter were celebrating the ‘World Kidney Day’ to create awareness about kidney and diabetes on March 11 and free kidney checks and blood pressure checks would be conducted at various places in the city.

Tension escalated at OU

HYDERABAD: Tension escalated at the Osmania University and surrounding areas on Tuesday, after an engineering student hanged himself in his hostel room demanding the formation of a separate Telangana State.

Police said Saikumar Meegada, a second year student of Chemical Engineering and a boarder of the Technology hostel was found hanging by his room mate Amarendar. Saikumar was rushed to Gandhi Hospital, but was declared dead.

As news of the suicide spread, hundreds of students rushed to Gandhi Hospital and were arguing with the police insisting that they would take his body to the Osmania Campus.

Anticipating outbreak of violence, additional forces were being rushed to Osmania University campus and Gandhi Hospital.

Saikumar, who hails from Kapugal village in the neighbouring Nalgonda district is the son of a farmer and earns his pocket money by giving home tuitions. On Tuesday, he told his roommate that he would go home for Ugadi.

Amarendar, the room mate who returned to the hostel in the morning, found that the room was locked from inside and broke it open to find him hanging. Other hostellers who lowered him found him breathing and rushed him to Hospital.

In a suicide note purportedly written by him, Saikumar maintained that he was sacrificing his life for the cause of four crore people of Telangana. He maintained that the youth should take lead for the cause of Telangana rather than leaving it in the hands of politicians.

Situation on the University campus had returned to near normal for the last one week, with the students taking the examinations.

GHMC tax raids in full swing

Continuing the drive against top property tax defaulters, officials of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) on Monday swooped down on the Balayogi Paryatak Bhavan of the APTDC that houses the Katriya Hotel besides targeting a few other establishments in Begumpet and Ameerpet areas of Circle X.

GHMC staff led by Deputy Municipal Commissioner, Circle X, Ravi Kiran descended on the hotel and asked the management to clear the dues of Rs 1.18 crore that included current tax, arrears and penalty.

As there was no response from the management side, the tax and enforcement wing of the GHMC seized the premises and took away the movable properties like computers, servers, sofa sets, furniture and 15 other articles in their vehicles to the Central Zone office at Khairatabad. Ravi Kiran said the hotel officials had promised to clear the dues by evening but none had come to the GHMC office till dusk.

Later, the enforcement team went to Vijay Textiles in Ameerpet which owed tax to the tune of Rs 8 lakh. As the GHMC staff started seizing the articles and shifting them into the vehicles, the owner issued a cheque on the spot.
From there, the team went to Axxom Hospital located in SN Colony, Ameerpet and took possession of the property. The hospital management immediately issued a cheque for the tax arrears of Rs 21 lakh to the GHMC officials following which the warrant on them was lifted.

With just a few days left for the current financial year to end, the GHMC has decided to take stringent against the defaulters of property tax.
The officials, for the next three weeks, will target top defaulters who owe above Rs 5 lakh in tax arrears to the GHMC.