Mukesh Ambani endorses Milind Deora for Mumbai South Lok Sabha constituency

first_imgMilind Deora, Mukesh Ambani and Nita AmbaniTwitter [Representational Image]Congress has received a massive boost for the Lok Sabha elections as business magnate Mukesh Ambani and billionaire banker Uday Kotak have expressed their support to Mumbai South constituency candidate Milind Deora.A former UPA minister, Deora will lock horns with Shiv Sena’s Arvind Ganpat Sawant in a fierce battle for phase four of the elections. He has shared a video on Twitter where the top industrialists were seen praising him.He posted the video by saying, “From small shopkeepers to large industrialists – for everyone, South Mumbai means business. We need to bring businesses back to Mumbai and make job creation for our youth a top priority.”In the video, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani said, “Milind is the man for South Mumbai. Having represented South Mumbai for ten years I believe that Milind has in-depth knowledge of social, economic and cultural ecosystem of the South Mumbai constituency. Both micro enterprises and large businesses can thrive in Mumbai. So that attractive new employment opportunities can be created for our talented young women and men.”From small shopkeepers to large industrialists – for everyone, South Mumbai means business.We need to bring businesses back to Mumbai and make job creation for our youth a top priority.#MumbaiKaConnection pic.twitter.com/d4xJnvhyKr— Milind Deora (@milinddeora) April 17, 2019Endorsing Deora, Kotak Mahindra Bank Managing Director and CEO Uday Kotak said, “Milind truly represents Mumbai ka connection. I genuinely believe Milind understands and relates to a Mumbaikar. His family has been associated with Mumbai for a long time.”The video also features small entrepreneurs, businessmen and traders praising and backing Milind Deora for the general elections. The Mumbai South constituency will go to polls in the fourth phase on April 29.last_img read more

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Will Smith was terrified of playing Genie in Aladdin thanks to Robin

first_imgWill Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at the premiere of AladdinInstagramIt is not surprising that Will Smith was fearful of playing Genie in Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin. Considering how he had to fill the late actor Robin Williams’ shoes, the task was no piece of cake. However, once he started shooting songs for the film, all the childlike silliness flowed through the actor!In an interview with SlashFilms, Smith opened up on dealing with the pressure of playing Genie, which was originally Robin Williams’ jam. He said, “Disney magic is real. This is my first Disney movie, and there’s something that Walt Disney did in the design of these stories and at the core of these stories is something that shocks the inner child within you and forces it to come alive and smile and appreciate the moment. For me, coming into this, first starting with fear – what Robin Williams did with this character was…he didn’t leave a lot of room to add to the Genie – so I started off fearful. But then when I got with the music, it just started waking up that fun, childlike, silly part of me.”Prince Ali songYouTubeHe further continued, “The song that got me over the hump of, ‘Yes, I can play Genie’ was ‘Friend Like Me.’ I went into the studio the first day and I really wanted to play with it to see if I could add something to it. Literally thirty minutes in the studio, starting to play with it, finding that 94-96 bmp (beats per minute) range, we were playing around in there. Ultimately I think it was a little bit faster than that, but that 94-96 bmp range is right old school hip-hop. So I grabbed The Honey Drippers’ ‘Impeach the President,’ which is a really classic old school hip-hop break beat, and I had them throw that break beat under there. I messed with that, and I messed with Eric B. and Rakim’s ‘I Know You Got Soul’ under ‘Friend Like Me,’ and I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’m home. I’m home.’ I started playing with the hip-hop flavor and the Genie was really born in my mind from the music.”Another interesting fact that Will Smith revealed during his interview was the truth behind his spotless blue Genie. Turns out the Genie in Aladdin is actually 100 per cent CGI! “A lot of people don’t even recognize this, but the Genie is 100% CGI. People look at it and think it’s my face blue, and it’s my body. The Genie is 100% CGI. There’s none of me in the Genie. It’s like the work was so good, that they don’t even get credit for it…I would just be on set, we’d run the scenes and everything, and I could improv on set because I knew it wouldn’t necessarily be in the movie. Then we’d do the first round of the CGI work and we could go again and work it. Then Guy watched the whole movie, and I had another chance to go back and we could play with lines and make adjustments because [the visual effects people] were going to create it anyway. So for me, there was tons of improv,” said Smith.Recently, a premiere of Aladdin was held where Will Smith’s family appeared. The whole family including Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow, Trey and Jaden were present to support Smith. Aladdin releases today, May 24.last_img read more

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Viacom says its board has not had access to Redstone

first_imgViacom Inc said on Saturday its board members have been unable to meet with controlling shareholder Sumner Redstone because his daughter Shari is blocking access to the media mogul.Viacom’s criticism of Shari Redstone comes a day after Sumner Redstone, 92, removed Viacom Chief Executive Officer Philippe Dauman and Viacom board member George Abrams from the seven-person trust that will determine the fate of Redstone’s $40 billion media empire that includes Viacom and CBS Corp in the event of his incapacitation or death.”It is clear that Shari Redstone has isolated her father and put his residence on lockdown, which provides clear evidence of her exercise of undue influence,” a spokesperson for Viacom said in a statement.Many attempts by Viacom’s board to meet with Sumner Redstone have been denied, Viacom said.In response, Shari Redstone said in a statement on Saturday: “I fully support my father’s decisions and respect his authority to make them.”Reuters reported on Tuesday that Redstone, who turns 93 next week, had the power to remove certain members of his trust, including Dauman.Sumner Redstone removed Dauman and Abrams as trustees and directors of his privately held movie theatre company National Amusements Inc after he expressed concerns about Viacom’s performance to them and received no response, according to a statement from Michael C Tu, a lawyer representing Redstone.Viacom, like other media companies, has suffered from falling ratings at its cable networks as younger viewers migrate to online and mobile video.A spokesman for Dauman on Friday called the steps to remove him from the trust “illegal and invalid.”The move by the elder Redstone is a victory for his daughter, who is also on the trust and vice-chair of CBS and Viacom, giving her more certain control to determine the fate of her father’s empire.Shari Redstone and Dauman have clashed in the past. She opposed his elevation to the post of executive chairman of Viacom in February, a role her father supported.The Sumner M Redstone National Amusements Inc Trust owns about 80 percent of Redstone’s privately-held National Amusements Inc, which in turn owns 80 percent of the voting rights in both Viacom and CBS.After Sumner Redstone dies or is incapacitated, the trust will determine all matters that come to a shareholder vote at both companies, including potential mergers or acquisitions.With the removal of Abrams and Dauman, Shari Redstone will have majority support among the trust’s members, who include Shari’s son, lawyer Tyler Korff, and David Andelman, another lawyer who is on the CBS board.The trust’s other members are Norman Jacobs, Sumner Redstone’s divorce lawyer, and Leonard Lewin, an attorney who represented Redstone’s first wife, Phyllis, in her divorce from Sumner.last_img read more

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Sebi allows mutual funds to invest in REITs and InvITs but with

first_imgThe Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) allowed mutual funds to invest in hybrid instruments such as real estate investment trusts (REITs) and infrastructure investment trusts (InvITs). However, mutual funds cannot invest more than 10 per cent of their net asset value in units of REITs and InvITs.Short-term debt funds better placed post CRR move: Fund managersSimultaneously, under all its schemes, no mutual fund can own more than 1 per cent of units issued by a single issuer of REITs and InvITs.Further, Sebi reviewed ad guidelines for mutual funds and allowed celebrity endorsements at an industry level; however, not for endorsing a particular scheme of a mutual fund or as a branding exercise of a mutual fund house.In its board meeting held on Saturday (January 14) in Jaipur,  Sebi took a slew of measures looking to implement a new set of regulations in case of a merger of an unlisted company with a listed entity, the holding of the unlisted company in the “merged” company will not be less than 25 per cent. The market regulator said on Saturday that it aimed to have wider public shareholding and prevent a very large unlisted company to get listed by merging with a very small company. Additionally, an unlisted company would be allowed to be merged with a listed company only if it is listed on a stock exchange having nationwide trading terminals. Sebi also clarified that in order to prevent issue of shares to a select group of shareholders instead of all shareholders pursuant to the scheme, the pricing formula specified under the Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements (ICDR) Regulations shall be applicable in such cases. The regulator also extended the requirement to obtain shareholders’ approval through e-voting to the following cases: a)  The schemes involving a merger of an unlisted company resulting in the reduction in the voting share percentage of pre-scheme public shareholders by more than 5 per cent of total capital of merged entity.b)  Schemes involving a transfer of whole or substantially the whole of the undertaking of a listed company and consideration for such transfer is not in the form of listed equity shares.c)  Schemes involving a merger of an unlisted subsidiary with listed holding company where the shares of the unlisted subsidiary have been acquired by the holding company directly or indirectly from the promoters/promoter group. In order to revise and streamline the regulatory framework governing schemes of mergers and demergers, the companies would be required to submit compliance report confirming compliance with the circular and accounting standards duly certified by the company secretary, CFO and managing director. The board decided to reduce the fees payable by broker by 25 per cent, i.e., from Rs 20 per crore of turnover to Rs 15 per crore of turnover.last_img read more

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Amarnath Yatra 46daylong pilgrimage begins amid tight security

first_imgReviewing the security arrangements on Sunday, Governor Malik lauded the people of Kashmir for their support to conduct a peaceful yatra.TwitterThe first batch of the pilgrims left for the Amarnath cave shrine from the Pahalgam and Baltal base camps on Monday, July 1. With over 1.6 lakh people registering for the yatra, spanning 46 days, more than 40,000 security personnel have been deployed for the pilgrimage season.The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has also increased the number of its counter-IED teams that will sweep roads and vehicles, that will sweep the roads and vehicles.First batch of 1224 Yatris left Nunwan base camp to pay obeisance at Holy cave.Kashmir Ops Sector @crpfindia is committed to providing Yatris with assistance all along the yatra route for an auspicious #AmarnathYatra.Dial 14411 for any assistance 24×7 pic.twitter.com/NPvNxivR6r— CRPF Madadgaar (@CRPFmadadgaar) July 1, 2019No civilian traffic would be allowed on Kashmir highway for the next 46 days between 10 am to 3 pm from Qazigund to Nashri for the safety of Amarnath Yatra. TwitterFlagging off the first batch of pilgrims after performing a puja at Jammu on Sunday, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satyapal Malik’s advisor KK Sharma said that all arrangements, including adequate security, have been made for the pilgrimage.”On behalf of the government, we went to Pahalgam and Baltal yesterday, all arrangements for the well-being of the devotees have been made all through the route between Jammu and Srinagar,” Sharma told reporters. K K Sharma flagging off the first batch of pilgrims.TwitterReviewing the security arrangements on Sunday, Governor Malik lauded the people of Kashmir for their support to conduct a peaceful yatra.”The security for the yatra is our responsibility and we are taking care of it. But police or Army do not conduct the yatra. For many years, the Amarnath Yatra is being conducted by the people of Kashmir, especially our Muslim brothers. The yatra takes place with their support,” he told reporters in Srinagar.Union Home Minister Amit Shah had also reviewed the security arrangements for the Amarnath Yatra during his visit to Jammu and Kashmir last week. TwitterIn 2017, eight pilgrims were killed and several injured after terrorists attacked a bus carrying pilgrims in Anantnag. Last year the pilgrimage season went off peacefully.last_img read more

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Vishal Sikka likely to join Hewlett Packard Enterprise as CTO

first_imgReutersMoving on from the dramatic exit as chief executive and managing director of Infosys, Vishal Sikka will now most likely join Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HP) as chief technical officer (CTO), according to multiple sources.Last Friday, Vishal Sikka’s shock resignation as chief executive spurred several disputes between board members and founders of Infosys. Sikka resigned from his position citing baseless, malicious and increasingly personal attacks.Although, Sikka said early last week that he would continue in Infosys as executive vice-chairman, he resigned from this position as well in less than a week. Nandan Nilekani’s come back mostly triggered his departure from the IT giant.Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani returned to Infosys as its chairman on Thursday, in a bid that he will solve the ongoing problems that the company is facing at the moment. However, Sikka likely knows what will be his next job.According to a Times of India report, he will most likely fill in the position of chief technology officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). HPE has not filled the position since Martin Fink had stepped down as CTO, last year. Sikka is said to have been offered that role.The American IT major headquartered in California was formed in 2015 as a part of splitting of the Hewlett-Packard (HP) company. HPE sells data centre hardware and software while HP sells personal computers and printers.HPE’s offer to Sikka came at a time when Sikka claimed that he had been disturbed by the personal attacks on him from the Infosys founders propelled by which he had to resign from his post.In fact, after Sikka left the throne, an ex-board member of the IT firm also wrote an open letter to its co-founder Narayana Murthy accusing him of hurting the tech giant’s morale with his constant attacks. Nandan NilekaniReutersInfosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani, who also admires Murthy, returned to Infosys as its chairman on Thursday, in a bid that he will solve the ongoing problems that the company is facing at the moment. His return could have triggered Sikka’s exit from the company.Sikka, worked as the CTO of German software maker SAP before joining Infosys three years ago and has a doctorate in artificial intelligence from Stanford University. He used his technical proficiency to introduce new automation and innovation at Infosys.last_img read more

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Tripping up Nike ticks 20 staff off its India roster

first_imgREUTERS/Lucy NicholsonIn a major downsizing exercise in India, US sportswear giant Nike Inc has fired 20 percent of its Indian workforce and asked many others to join its operations in South East Asia, the Economic Times (ET) reported on Saturday.Nike entered India in 2005 and soon found it a difficult market to crack. The Times of India had reported earlier that the Oregon-headquartered Nike had closed around 35 percent of its stores in India, the ET report said.The company subsequently closed its cricket bat sponsorship deals to save on costs. Nike currently operates around 200 stores in India.Asked about the ongoing layoffs in India, a Nike India spokesperson told ET, “In June, we announced that as part of Nike’s move to align the company against the Consumer Direct Offence, a strategy that allows us to serve our consumers faster and more personally, there would be workforce reductions, and that has been the case in India.”He said that the company’s head office in India remains in Bengaluru with two other offices out of New Delhi and Mumbai.The layoffs come as part of a global restructuring process at Nike that will see the company focus on 12 key cities, including New York, Shanghai, London, Tokyo, Paris and Mexico City, to achieve 80 percent of its projected growth by 2020, the ET report said. No Indian city features on the list.Nike, which entered India in 2005, saw its sales fall to Rs 764 crore in fiscal 2016 from Rs 803 crore in fiscal 2015, according to data from the Registrar of Companies (RoC). Its losses widened from Rs 101 crore in 2014-15 to Rs 170 crore in 2015-16.In the same period, Nike’s competitors Adidas and Puma have surged ahead with sales of Rs 899 crore and Rs 878 crore. In fiscal 2015, Adidas notched up sales of Rs 805 crore, while Puma, whose year ended in December 2014, showed sales of Rs 769 crore. PixabayBad demand in the Indian market has affected almost all major sports equipment manufacturing companies. In fiscal 2016, according to The Times of India, Adidas closed down some non-performing stores retailing both Adidas and Reebok products, and focused more on its ‘athleisure’ brand Adidas Originals, which the company said had given it very good results.last_img read more

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Lets be ahead of the game say women technologists at GHCI 17

first_imgPR HandoutThe Grace Hopper Celebration India 2017 — the largest conference for women technologists in India — got off to a splendid start with over 3,750 women technologists from 406 global organisations wanting to be the champions of change.Technology, as we all are aware, is changing the economic and social landscape and women are going to be at the fore of the changing landscape.Setting the tone of the two-day mega conference, the Managing Director of ANZ , Pankajam Sridevi in her key note address narrated her experiences of the challenges of bringing about change.She exhorted women technologists to ‘never give up learning’, particularly when technological changes are rapid. Technologies are becoming irrelevant in a short span of time, thus calling for constant learning. “Let’s be ahead of the game,” she said and mentioned that there would be challenges to overcome.Calling upon women technologists to explore and build ecos­ystems for support around oneself, she said it was imperative to be assertive and not aggressive.”You need to be champions of change.” She mentioned how at one of the World Economic Forum’s it was stated that it would take 181 years to bring about gender parity and that this narrative had to change.”Let’s be the change.” The narrative has to change and stereotypes have to be broken and women should dare to explore. However, one should look at work-life integration, more than work-life balance. Another crucial aspect that women had to develop was financial acumen as not to be dependent.The new President and CEO of AnitaB.org, Brenda Darden Wilkerson, saidwith the baton changing hands she continues to carry the message “I am important for change”.One of the things I want to do is to extend our opportunity to so many more women. The mission of AnitaB.org is to support woman globally and India is an important country in this transformation. Half of India’s undergraduate population comprises women and their needs need to be addressed. PR Handout”I want to start out by listening to different groups of women and to hear what their challenges are and what their desires are,” added Brenda. “I don’t want to assume we know every little thing about every woman. I think that’s one of the things that we suffer from, is that we’re viewed as a monolith.”The Managing Director of AnitaB.org India, Geetha Kannan mentioned how the GHCI event was growing in popularity with the number of attendess increasing to over 3750 from 2909 in 2016 (Alomost 30% more). Also the number of organisations participating have touched 406 from 305 in 2016 (Alomost 32 % more).Geetha further said, “The world today is mianly technology-driven, especially with the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, Big Data. If technology has to appeal to a much larger audience, you have to have women in your team because then you’re doing better from a business perspective while also catering to your market.””If India’s population consists of about 49 percent women, a similar ratio should reflect in its corporate culture. If the workforce is not diverse, the relevance of a product is lost on half the population”, added Geetha.last_img read more

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Dubai hits rough patch as markets slump economic slowdown on the cards

first_imgDubaiReutersIn Dubai’s posh Jumeirah Beach Residence district, luxury apartment rents are down about 15 percent from a year ago – a sign, some fear, that the wealthy emirate’s recipe for economic success is getting stale.For over two decades, Dubai prospered as one of the world’s most international cities, attracting people and capital from across the globe.Nine years ago, it needed a $20 billion bailout from oil-rich Abu Dhabi to escape a debt crisis caused by collapsing property prices. Dubai’s economy roared back and has grown by a third since then, buoyed by foreign trade, tourism and its status as the main regional hub for business services.Now, however, Dubai issued 4,722 new business licenses in the second quarter of 2018, down 26 percent from the same period in 2016, the year when new licenses peaked.The falls may be temporary, the result of an economic slowdown in the Gulf caused by low oil prices. But other figures suggest some of Dubai’s traditional growth engines are losing steam, which could mean a long-term slump.Growth in passenger traffic through the city’s international airport has fallen to near zero this year, after 15 years of strong growth. Increasingly long-range aircraft may loosen Dubai’s dominance as a travel hub connecting Asia and Europe.Official data shows Dubai’s population continues to expand, by 3.5 percent to 3.08 million in the first half of 2018. But most growth in recent years has been in lower-paid construction and services jobs, not in higher-paid white-collar posts.”Perhaps the era when one could move to Dubai to make one’s wealth is passing,” said Hasnain Malik, Dubai-based global head of equity research and strategy at Exotix Capital.He said the city was increasingly attractive as a base for rich people from around the world who wished to enjoy their wealth.But it is not clear that Dubai’s transport industries and business zones can continue growing fast enough to attract, and retain, the number of foreign white-collar workers needed to support demand in its real estate market, Malik said. Dubai Burj KhalifaSTRUCTURAL CHALLENGESEconomists see little risk of another financial crisis; after restructuring billions of dollars of debt, Dubai’s state-linked companies are less leveraged than they were a decade ago.Nor has headline economic growth slowed greatly. International Monetary Fund officials have estimated gross domestic product will expand over 3 percent this year.”The emirate continues to attract businesses and investors as a competitive hub for sustainable business development,” Dubai’s Department of Economic Development said in a statement this week, adding that licensing figures showed “continued investment in all vital economic sectors in Dubai”.But much of this year’s growth is due to a big rise in state spending as Dubai builds infrastructure to host the Expo 2020 world’s fair; its 2018 budget soared 19.5 percent from 2017 to a record 56.6 billion dirhams ($15.4 billion). The government cannot keep boosting spending at that speed indefinitely.Jim Krane, an energy fellow at Rice University in Texas and author of “City of Gold: Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism”, said the emirate faced structural challenges including an increasingly tough geopolitical environment.In the past, Dubai thrived by keeping cordial relations with every country in the region, accepting trade and investment from all of them.That has become impossible. Last year, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and other countries cut diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar, ending Dubai’s role as a base for business with the small but super-rich country.Goods that were once shipped to Qatar via Dubai now move via other countries, such as Oman or India; multinational firms use their European or U.S. offices, not their Dubai operations, to handle business with Qatar.Meanwhile, the United States and Gulf allies, including the UAE, are trying to squeeze Iran’s economy by reducing its financial and trade ties. The effort is more aggressive than Washington’s previous attempt to isolate Iran several years ago, diplomats in the region say.That matters because the UAE’s exports and re-exports to Iran, the vast majority via Dubai, totaled $19.9 billion in 2017.The chief executive of a foreign financial firm in Dubai said the emirate faced unprecedented competition from neighboring countries for capital, as low oil prices forced those countries to develop their own non-oil industries.Portfolio funds are already flowing from Dubai’s stock market to Saudi Arabia’s bourse. In coming years, the direct investment may follow; U.S. oilfield services firm McDermott International has said it expects to move business slowly from Dubai’s Jebel Ali Port to a new Saudi facility by the mid-2020s.Dubai is trying to shore up its competitive position. In the last few months, the government has said it will reduce municipal fees, scrap some aviation charges, freeze school costs and take other steps to aid foreign firms and residents. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates, and ruler of Dubai, attends the World Government Summit in DubaiReutersPotentially the most far-reaching reform was announced by the UAE cabinet, chaired by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. It promised to permit 100 percent foreign ownership of some UAE-based businesses, up from the current 49 percent limit, and grant long-term residency visas of up to 10 years to foreign investors and some professionals.That could make foreign investment in Dubai more attractive and, by helping foreigners plan on a long-term residence in the emirate, encourage them to buy homes.But details of the new policy have not been released, and implementing it may be tricky. “Free zones” in Dubai already permit 100 percent foreign ownership; they could suffer if they no longer have that right exclusively. And many UAE citizens make money as silent partners with foreign businessmen.”To some extent, the economy is based on people renting out their passports – disrupting that could cause economic pain among the local population,” the financial executive said.last_img read more

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Will Kashmiris celebrate Eid in Valley amid lockdown

first_img Big Kashmir move? Modi govt proposes to revoke Article 370 Close More than 500 political workers and leaders have been detained across the Kashmir Valley.ReutersKashmir continues to be under a complete security lockdown but the Narendra Modi-led BJP government may give some relaxation to the people residing in the Valley. Ahead of the Eid-ul-Zuha on August 12, Centre may loosen restrictions that were imposed before the government’s move to abrogate provisions of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and bifurcation of the state into two union territories.Speaking to the media, an official stated, “I cannot share the details but the government is planning something to provide relief to the people on the occasion of the festival.”More than 500 political workers and leaders have been detained across the Valley. However, it is not yet clear whether arrested leaders, including former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah, will be released or not.NSA Ajit Doval dines with KashmirisNational Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval reached Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, August 5, to take stock of security situation in the Valley. Interacting with the residents in South Kashmir’s Shopian district, Doval said, “Everything will be all right. Your safety and security is our responsibility.”Doval also had lunch with the locals. Watch the video here:#WATCH Jammu and Kashmir: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval interacts with locals in Shopian, has lunch with them. pic.twitter.com/zPBNW1ZX9k— ANI (@ANI) August 7, 2019 Doval visited Shopian as it is considered the hotbed of militancy. He directed the officials to ensure that common people do not face any hardships in the wake of the recent development pertaining to the state. He also praised the Army, police and paramilitary troops for their contribution and coordination in ensuring peace and law and order in the entire Kashmir valley.J&K Governor allots Rs 1 lakh to migrant Kashmiri students for Eid Governor Satya Pal Malik makes arrangements for migrant Kashmiri students who will not be able to make it to home for Eid this time.ReutersSatya Pal Malik, Jammu and Kashmir Governor, allotted Rs 1 lakh each to designated liaison officers for organising Eid festivities for students from Jammu and Kashmir who are studying in other parts of the country and will not be able to come home due to security clampdown.During a meeting held at the Raj Bhavan in Srinagar, Malik had passed directions for setting up telephone lines in deputy commissioners’ offices for the migrant students to talk to their families back in Kashmir.As there were no untoward incidents reported from the Valley, the Governor has made arrangements for enabling people to perform Friday prayers and for the celebration of Eid-ul-Adha next week.center_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:13Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:12?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

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