Donald Trump Jr.’s India visit raised ethical questions

first_imgDharmendra Rao, owner of a successful business that manufactures oil pumps, lives with his family in a 6,000-square-foot apartment in one of the many monolithic towers that have sprung up on pastureland in this booming satellite city south of New Delhi.Thinking that his address lacked a certain panache, Rao came to a luxury hotel this week to hear a half-hour sales pitch for luxury condos bearing a far more recognizable brand: the Trump Towers.“The Trump name means exclusivity,” Rao said after leaving the sales office in Gurgaon, clutching a black tote bag filled with floor plans for apartments that cost up to $1.5 million.Read it at LA Times Related Itemslast_img

Country’s largest flag to be hoisted in Belagavi today

first_imgThe people of Belagavi will witness the largest national flag in the country being hoisted in the city, on Monday morning. Belagavi District Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi will hoist the national flag —which is 110m (365 feet) high from the base plate to the top. The size of the flag is 120X80 ft, Belagavi North MLA Feroz Sait said, adding that the flag will weigh 500kg. The thickness of the rope is 8mm. He said that the flag will be hoisted through an electro mechanic operating system.Read it at New Indian Express Related Itemslast_img

India Leads In Providing Skilled Tech Workers to UK: Report

first_imgAs many as 12 per cent of skilled tech workers migrating to the United Kingdom in 2016 were from India, according to recent data. Following India is the United States, with 10 per cent people, while European neighbors Spain and France provided 6 per cent each.Italy and Ireland, with 5 per cent each, and Germany (3%) came next, a LinkedIn report shows. The United Kingdom is not as reliant on the European Union as it is believed, according to the data, a Tech City UK study said on Dec. 15.Technology founders and investors in the United Kingdom were alarmed and concerned about the possible state of their businesses when a report from policy group Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec) came out in February, suggesting Brexit will leave the country short of 800,000 digital workers by 2020, Business Insider reported. The LinkedIn data, however, seems to suggest otherwise.According to the study, although tech workers are most highly concentrated in London, just over half of those who arrived in the country last year settled outside the capital.Allaying the fears of the technology sector, the UK government last month boosted the number of special visas made available to non-EU tech workers, the Telegraph reported. The report said Prime Minister Theresa May will increase to 2,000 the annual allowance of “exceptional talent” visas granted to various industries, including computer programmers and IT experts.Leaders of Tech City UK, a publicly-funded organization that drives the growth the UK tech sector, were in favor of remaining in the European Union. In a statement about the data, Gerard Grech, the Tech City UK CEO, said: “There is a skills crisis looming in the digital tech sector and competition for talent is fierce and global. By understanding exactly where skilled tech workers come from we can plan for the future and invest where it is necessary. The insights that LinkedIn have shared with us also allow us to build up a bigger picture than ever before of the skills each UK region has.”With the country moving towards Brexit, the government wants Tech City UK rebranded as Tech Nation to expand the organization nation-wide and set up regional hubs, the Telegraph report added. Related ItemsBrexitEmploymentUnited Kingdomlast_img read more

Yoga Instructor Lost £12,000 via Facebook Account

first_imgAn Indian-origin yoga instructor lost nearly £12,000 when fraudsters broke into his Facebook account and made transactions to an online gambling website.According to a Telegraph report, Jasbir Mann, who runs a yoga studio in Warwickshire, recently discovered 110 fraudulent transactions were made to a poker gambling site using his Facebook account.“Mann kept his debit card details stored on Facebook as he occasionally paid to advertise his business on the social media site,” the report said on Nov. 25.The advertisement usually cost Mann about £30.But Mann was shocked to discover transactions, ranging between £21 and £215, made to an online poker game site in September.“Aside from the occasional lottery ticket I don’t gamble and do not know how to play poker,” Mann was quoted as saying.When contacted, his bank cancelled the debit card and told him to remove his details from Facebook.Mann raised a dispute with Facebook but moments later, the entire history of transactions vanished.Later, “Facebook began refunding some of the transactions, paying £5,747 of the stolen £11,878 back in 30 tranches,” the report added.“I can’t believe Barclays and Facebook have taken so long to deal with this. I’m a yoga instructor, not a millionaire,” Mann was quoted as saying.Following pressure from Telegraph Money, Facebook finally refunded the remaining £6,132 to him without explanation.“We can confirm that unfortunately this account was compromised. A full refund has now been made,” a Facebook spokesperson was quoted as saying.Facebook, however, refused to explain how the fraudsters accessed Mann’s account, the report said. — (IANS) Related ItemsFacebookFraudUnited Kingdomlast_img read more

Bihar Lok Sabha election results: highlights

first_imgThe BJP had a very slender advantage as of 9.30 pm, winning ten seats and leading in seven. The Janata Dal (United) was close behind, winning 7 and leading in 9. Bihar is set to face a tough battle with the BJP-led NDA pitted against the RJD-led Mahagathbandhan. This is the second time the Opposition alliance has come together to defeat the BJP.In 2014, the BJP held 22 of the 40 seats in the State. Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party and Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) are in eight seats. The JD(U) was originally a part of the Mahagathbandhan, but Mr. Kumar resigned as Chief Minister in 2017 and allied with the BJP.Here are the updates: Trends as of 12 p.mThe BJP and its allies are leading in 36 of the State’s 40 seats as of 12 p.m. The BJP fought the elections in Bihar this year Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) and the Lok Jan Shakti party. The BJP is leading in 16 seats, the JD(U) in 16 and the Lok Jan Shakti Party in 6. The five-party alliance of the Congress and Lalu Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal has managed to bag just 2 seats. Exit polls had predicted a sweeping victory for the BJP alliance with 38 seats or so.  How are the key candidates faring?Prominent candidates in Bihar in this year’s polls included actor Shatrughan Sinha who fought for the Congress against Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Patna Sahib. The Union Minister is leading with 64.91 % of the vote share against Sinha’s 22.98%. Former student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar, the Left candidate in Begusarai is trailing at 24.44% of the vote share, against BJP’s Giriaj Singh at 55.33%.  Trends as of 10 a.mAs of 10 a.m., the BJP-JD(U) alliance in Bihar is leading in 32 of the State’s 40 Lok Sabha seats. The five-party alliance of the Congress-RJD has managed to bag just 2. The Lok Jan Shakti Party, which has a seat-sharing formula with the BJP-JD(U) alliance is leading in six of the seats. Exit polls had predicted a sweeping victory for the BJP alliance with 38 seats or so. In the 2014 Parliamentary elections, the BJP-LJP-RLSP combine won 31 seats, with the RJD-Congress-NCP alliance winning 7; the JDU had bagged two and the RJD won 4. The Congress had won two seats and the JD-U, which contested separately had won two as well.last_img read more

In Kashmir, Rakshaks are a cop’s best friend

first_imgThe contrast couldn’t be more incongruous. Affectionately referred to as ‘Rani’ and ‘Basanti’, there is nothing feminine about the the bullet-proof Rakshaks — specially designed vehicles by Mahindra Defence Systems for crowd control — that the Jammu and Kashmir police increasingly view as saviours amid a rising graph of protests this month.To express their gratitude to the vehicles that keep them safe amid a barrage of stones, grenades and other projectiles, many senior officers have posted pictures of the dented and battered vehicles on the social media after the demonstrations against the rape of a three-year-old girl in Bandipora earlier this month. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Ganderbal, Fayaz Ahmad Lone wrote: “One can understand the quantum of stone pelting we face.” SSP, Shopian, Shailendra Kumar Mishra, administering the most volatile district in south Kashmir, tweeted a picture of his battered but undeterred Rakshak. “Our trophy. It takes stones, bricks, petrol bombs, grenades, live fire, pipes, fruit carts, rods, and what not. The Rakshak vehicle is a true companion of the J&K Police,” he said. Sub-Divisional Police Officer Amran Farooq is among the officers who survived an attack of stone-throwing, thanks to the vehicle’s armoured plating by Plasan Sasa, a variety of steel fabricated in Israel. “It was during the post-Burhan Wani protests in 2016 that my Rakshak was stuck on an interior stretch in Anantnag, with stones raining from all sides. It was evening, the front lamps were damaged. The vehicle took stones for over two hours before we negotiated the huge logs and boulders blocking the road. It stood steady all this while,” he told The Hindu. Introduced in 2008 with just 100 vehicles, the Rakshak was improved after the 2016 street protests. The company claims the vehicle has withstood 41 live fire tests and a grenade explosion underneath it. The J&K police further modified the vehicle to meet local challenges — the head lamps were covered with wire mesh and the five firing ports and small bullet-roof windows were cushioned with fizz bottles and mesh “to recoil the stones thrown”. A fleet of around 50 such vehicles was inducted in 2017 to control situation in south Kashmir. And the department has requisitioned for more. Former Director General of Police (DGP) K. Rajendra said the vehicle has emerged as the life line for the State police in its fight against militants and stone throwers. “Any delay in procurement of such essential equipment will severely dent operational capacity of the J&K Police,” he said.last_img read more

Police in M.P. district on toes after bomb threat to BJP MLA

first_imgThe Vidisha district police have stepped up security at the railway station, government hospital and bus stand in Ganj Basoda, whose MLA Leena Jain received an anonymous letter on Monday threatening to blow up her and the Union Home Minister. “As a preventive measure, a bomb disposal squad reached Vidisha from Bhopal on Monday. Four to six officials with hand-held metal detectors are randomly screening people entering the public facilities. We have also deployed a tracker dog,” said Vinayak Verma, Vidisha Superintendent of Police.The hand-written letter was received by the BJP MLA at her office at 2.30 p.m. on Monday, she confirmed. Besides the leaders, it threatened to blow up public places. “I had filed a complaint with the police after receiving the letter. I don’t suspect anyone for the threat as I don’t have any adversaries,” Ms. Jain told The Hindu. ‘Writer clueless’ “Prima facie, the letter appears to have been written from within Ganj Basoda. Its ostensibly non-serious language indicates the writer is clueless about what he wrote. For instance, it has been undersigned by ‘Bomb bananey wala’, which doesn’t indicate anything. Yet, it could be a threat to public security,” added Mr. Verma. The police were coordinating with the State ATS , the GRP and the RPF to track down the accused. An FIR has been registered against unknown persons.last_img read more

Gilas gold? Perlas looking at SEA Games crown too

first_imgPH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games But head coach Pat Aquino admitted that the schedule—not just their opponents—presents a big stumbling block.“I don’t know about the schedule but it works against us,” said Aquino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCompetition starts Aug. 20. He said Perlas, which played in the tough Fiba Asia Women’s Cup, will play Singapore, Indonesia and Myanmar in that order.“Then we will take on (title favorite) Thailand the following day. Thailand will be coming from a break going into that game,” Aquino told the Inquirer. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PH water polo gunning for podium celebration WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Photo by Marc Reyes/INQUIRERIt won’t be just Gilas Pilipinas shooting for a basketball gold in Kuala Lumpur.Perlas Pilipinas, the less-heralded women’s squad, will also go all out for a Southeast Asian Games crown when the biennial meet kicks off next week.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimescenter_img Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief The crucial game against the Thais will be at 8:30 p.m. Then the Philippines takes on host Malaysia at 11 a.m. the following day.“Imagine we need to go back to the hotel, it would take time. How much sleep can we get?” said Aquino.Still, team captain Raiza Rose Dy said the team is in high spirits.“Our experience in the Fiba Asia Women’s Cup was a big help, because of world class competition; we got to play against WNBA players,” said Dy. “That is something not experienced by other SEA Games countries.”The Philippines wound up fourth two years ago in the Singapore edition which was dominated by Malaysia.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Wangs rises to the occasion, stuns CEU

first_imgMichael Juico. PBA IMAGESWangs Basketball showed its character late and pulled off the thrilling 88-87 come-from-behind victory over Centro Escolar University Tuesday in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Down 10, 82-72, the Couriers pounced on the Scorpions in the final 2:41 of the game and went on a 16-5 finishing kick, capped off by a pair of free throws from Jason Riley to shove Wangs up, 88-87, with 22.9 ticks remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Rod Ebondo and Mark Cruz had a pair of chances to help CEU recover down the stretch, but they muffed both of their chances late as the Scorpions suffered the humiliating meltdown in their conference-opener.“The boys are just thirsty for a win. They followed our gameplan and it was really our defense which made the difference,” said a triumphant coach Pablo Lucas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingMichael Juico unloaded 12 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, on top of eight rebounds, and two assists, while Tim Habelito got a near double-double of 12 markers and nine boards.Christian De Chavez also chimed in 11 for Wangs. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games MOST READ CEU squandered its 15-point lead, 48-33, in the third quarter and spoiled Ebondo’s dominant showing, where he tallied 27 points, 20 rebounds, and four blocks.JK Casiño also added 17 markers and four assists in the losing effort for the Scorpions.The Scores:WANGS 88 – Juico 26, Habelito 12, De Chavez 11, Amboludto 8, Asuncion 7, Riley 5, Herndon 4, Montemayor 4, Sorela 4, King 3, Arambulo 2, Importante 2.CEU 87 – Ebondo 27, Casiño 17, Cruz 12, Uri 8, Manlangit 7, Aquino 6, Intic 4, Wamar 4, Arim 2, Baconcon 0, Guinitaran 0, Jeruta 0, Saber 0.ADVERTISEMENT Quarters: 12-14, 33-42, 57-60, 88-87.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Gilas set to face China in 2017 Fiba Asia Cup group stage Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PARlast_img read more

Australian boxing great tells Horn: Don’t give Pacquiao space

first_imgCayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pacquiao, of course, has that unique ability to unleash some blows as he retreats.According to Fenech, Horn needs to make it a street fight to boost his chances.“Take him back to the streets of the Philippines,” said Fenech, who believes that Pacquiao will be uncomfortable in such situations as he’s “Not hungry as he used to be. Achieving success and gaining all the money and fame.”While he regards Pacquiao in high-esteem, praising the eight-division world champion as a great fighter and a great humanitarian, Fenech said he’ll still pick Horn to win as it will put Australian boxing back on the map.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games What ‘missteps’? Fenech, now a burly 53 year-old, was present during the press conference of the “Battle of Brisbane” Wednesday and the international media took turns asking for his opinion on the Pacquiao-Horn tussle for the WBO welterweight crown.“Don’t give Manny space. Minimize the room,” said Fenech, who compiled a 29-win, 3-loss, 1-draw record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIf necessary, Fenech said Horn should go “dirty.” Ready to shove and push Pacquiao backward to change the fight around.Fenech offers a simple explanation. “Nobody throws punches while going backward.” LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekendcenter_img Kobe Paras future of Gilas, says Reyes MOST READ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jeff Fenech. Photo by Roy LuarcaBRISBANE, Australia—Here’s an advice from boxing great Jeff Fenech to title aspirant Jeff Horn if he wishes to stun Manny Pacquiao on Sunday.“Take Manny (Pacquiao) somewhere he hasn’t been before,” said Fenech, an Australian three-divison world champion who retired in 2008. “Don’t allow him the luxury of fighting his fight.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekendlast_img read more

Navarro heats up late, lifts San Sebastian past EAC

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ryan Costelo also had a hand in the victory, unfurling all but one of his 11 markers in the fourth quarter, on top of two dimes and two steals.Michael Calisaan still was able to top San Sebastian in scoring with 19 points and two rebounds despite being ejected at the 1:14 mark of the third quarter for incurring two unsportsmanlike fouls against Sidney Onwubere.RK Ilagan also went 3-of-5 from beyond the arc to wound up with 12 markers, five boards, and three assists.“The good thing about this is we’re hoping we could sustain this. We’re ok being 4-4 this year compared last year that we only got one win in the first round,” said Macaraya.Onwubere topped the skidding EAC (3-5) with 22 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, and five blocks, while Munsayac had 16 markers in the Generals’ third straight defeat.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRenzo Navarro drilled the big plays late as San Sebastian slipped past Emilio Aguinaldo College, 75-73 in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The diminutive playmaker scored all of his five points in the final minute, drilling the huge corner three and following it up with a reverse to give the Golden Stags a 74-70 lead with 13.8 seconds to play.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Mayweather warns of hefty fine if McGregor kicks him in their fight Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img The Scores:SAN SEBASTIAN 75 – Calisaan 19, Ilagan 12, Costelo 11, Calma 10, Gayosa 5, Navarro 5, Are 4, David 2, Baetiong 2, Mercado 2, Valdez 2, Bulanadi 1, Quipse 0, Capobres 0.EAC 73 – Onwubere 22, Munsayac 16, Guzman 10, Garcia 7, I. Mendoza 6, Diego 4, Bugarin 4, Bautista 3, Pascua 1, J. Mendoza 0, Corilla 0, Neri 0.Quarters: 17-16, 40-37, 50-53, 75-73. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Jerome Garcia tried to salvage the game with a corner three with 9.7 ticks left to cut the deficit down to one, but Allyn Bulanadi could only muster a split from the free throw line in the last 7.5 seconds.Unfortunately, Francis Munsayac panicked in the waning seconds and passed the ball to Jervin Guzman, whose jumper rimmed out at the buzzer to hand the win to San Sebastian.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I imagined all of our games to be close, but at times, we fall short in the end. This time, we’re glad that we’re the ones to come out on top,” said coach Egay Macaraya.Navarro also contributed four assists and three rebounds in the win for the Golden Stags, who bounce back and even their record at 4-4. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Kidswear market to touch Rs 58K cr by 2014

first_imgKids wear is not a small business anymore. Driven by huge demand from brand conscious children, the Indian kidswear retail market is expected to touch Rs 58,000 crore by 2014, according to retail consultancy firm Technopak Advisors.At present, the size of kidswear market in India is estimated at about Rs 38,000 crore – accounting for 25 per cent of the total Indian apparel category.”This segment, which is split into kidswear and school uniforms, is expected to reach Rs 58,000 crore by 2014,” Technopak’s recent report ‘Trends in India’s Domestic Fashion Market’ says.Growing at the rate of 17 per cent, this is one of the most attractive categories, according to the report. The report tracks children in the age group of three to 13 years.Technopak highlights increased media exposure, double-income parents and peer pressure as the reasons for children becoming more fashion and brand conscious.Kids are aware of branded goods and have started asking for exclusive products, the report says.Brands are also realising the potential of this market and are increasing their presence in this segment, it adds.In April 2009, the Mahindra Group launched Mom & Me stores to tap into this segment. Exclusive children’s brands, such as Gini & Jony, Lilliput and Catmoss, have also expanded their presence exponentially in the last two to three years.These brands are developing categories such as infant wear, kids’ formal wear, kids’ ethnic wear, swim wear and casual wear, along with a wide range of other merchandise for children.Even a brand like Reebok, which focused on adults till now, launched the ‘Reebok Juniors’ concept store last year to tap into this segment. It has started offering apparel, footwear, accessories and sports equipment for children in the age group of four to 14 years.Gini & Jony started their Freedom Fashions stores, which offer licensed products from brands like Reebok and Levi’s, along with their own products.Even premium brands, such as Tommy Hilfiger, Allen Solly and Puma, are not far behind and are now including more kids’ product and accessories.Childrens’ fashion shows, organised by these brands, is not a new concept. Lilliput started this trend and Catmoss roped in Darsheel Safary, of Taare Zameen Par-fame, to walk the ramp for its collection.Courtesy: Mail Today advertisementlast_img read more

Hyderabad: Sathya Sai Baba’s personal chamber opened

first_imgThe “Yajur Mandir”, personal chamber of the late Sathya Sai Baba at Prashanti Nilayam in Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh was opened on Thursday, more than a month-and-a-half after his demise.Members of Sathya Sai Central Trust opened the mandir in the presence of a couple of senior revenue officials. Sai Baba’s personal caretaker Satyajit, who alone had the access to the chamber which is equipped with a biometric lock system, also accompanied the trust members and officials.However, what the trust members found inside the chamber still remains a mystery as both the media and the police had been kept away. ” We have no information from the trust members.Since it is a private issue, we have not made any attempt to go inside Yajur Mandir,” Anantapur SP Shahnawaz Khan said.Several devotees who gathered at Prashanti Nilayam demanded that the locks be opened in their presence. Relatives of Sai Baba found fault with the trust members for not being taken into confidence before opening the mandir . They wondered why there was so much secrecy about the process.The trust members, who entered the chamber at around 10.30 am, did not come out till 8 pm. Inquiries revealed that they were making an inventory of the material in the chamber, which would later be registered with the revenue authorities.In the evening, a senior official of the State Bank of India entered the premises, leading to speculations that the trust is planning to shift all of Sai Baba’s belongings, including valuables and documents, if any, in the bank lockers.advertisementFormer Chief Justice of India P. N. Bhagwati, one of the trustees, meanwhile, announced that he was quitting the trust as he had taken over as the vice- chancellor of Sri Sathya Sai University.It has also been learnt that there were arguments among the members on the role of Satyajit. While some suggested that he be taken into the trust, Baba’s nephew and trust member R. J. Ratnakar opposed the suggestion.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more