The Rs 98 offer of Bharti Airtel now provides consumers 5 GB 4G/3G Internet data for a validity of 28 Days. The recharge offer provides only data advantages and there are no calls benefits with it. This indicates that consumers will receive just 5 GB data as there is no free voice calling advantage with this prepaid offer.
The Rs 98 offer has no daily data limit. This indicates that consumers can invest the complete 5 GB data limit in a single day too. So far this offer is available only in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh circles according to the official website Airtel.in.
In addition to this, Airtel has amplified the validity period to 28 Days of its tariff plan worth Rs 93 just days after Reliance Jio began providing a 28 Days of validity period with its pack worth Rs 98. Up to now, the Rs 98 plan of Reliance Jio, a fraction of its Republic Day scheme, was amongst the most affordable offers with approximately a validity of a month. The Rs 98 plan of Reliance Jio provides a total of 2 GB data and has a 28 Days of validity. It provides 300 SMSs and free voice calls.
The Rs 93 pack of Bharti Airtel now provides free roaming, unlimited STD and local calls, 1GB data, and 100 SMSs per day for 28 Days. The same Rs 93 prepaid plan of Airtel previously provided 1GB 3G/4G data, unlimited calls (STD, local, and roaming calls), and 100 SMS per day with validity of 10 Days. So the huge alteration here is the period of validity days. The same has been elevated from the previous 10 Days to 28 Days.
Here unlimited STD and local calls have a cap of almost 1,000 Minutes each week and 250 Minutes each day. Airtel pre-paid users who drain 1,000 Minutes each week cap will be charged 10 Paise each minutes.
23 people tragically died due to a stampede in the railway station of Elphinstone Road. Exactly after a 5-month gap, the Army has swung open the gates to a fresh Foot over Bridge or FoB.
2 other Foot over Bridges at Ambivli station and Currey Road on Central Railway were constructed along with the aforementioned FoB. These were inaugurated in the presence of Piyush Goyal, Subhash Bhamre, and Devendra Fadnavis, the Railway Minister, Minister of State or Defense, and Chief Minister of Maharashtra, respectively.
These bridges were constructed by the exceptional engineers from Army in 117 days, which is a record.
Fadnavis and Goyal expressed their gratitude to the Army for their dedicated contribution and speedy completion of the FoBs.
The new bridge on the Elphinstone Road is spread over the Western and Central Railway tracks, connecting the east side that has Parel station of Central Railway and the west side which is the Phoolwali lane in the outskirts of the Elphinstone Road station.
It was a remarkable move to hand over the construction work of the FoB to the Army post the mishap of the stampede on the staircase. It occurred due to the narrow passage of the staircase and the rush during the morning hours.
The newly constructed bridges at the stations of Elphinstone Road, Currey Road, and Ambivli are 70 meters 30 meters, and 20 meters long.
The task of completing the 3 FoBs within a period of 4 months was accomplished with the help of the 250 people from the Bombay Engineering Group and Center that is located in Pune. It is also known as Bombay Sappers.
Goyal and Fadnavis had also attended the event at the CSMT building located in south Mumbai where the government of Maharashtra handed over the documents of land for the projected high-speed railway terminal at the Bandra–Kurla Complex or BKC. This belongs to the Bullet train project foreseen by the Railway Ministry.
A bunch of excavators in Bulgaria has restarted an exploration for relics of an ape-like being, which might be the oldest identified direct antecedent of man and whose detection has confronted the central theory that human race started off in Africa. The Graecopithecus freybergi, who existed 7.2 Million years back, is recognized only from an inferior jawbone, uncovered in Greece in 1944, and an inaccessible tooth, found near the Bulgarian town in 2009 in Chirpan, where excavations have now resumed.
“It will be big to discover a complete skeleton but a thigh might also assist us a lot,” head of National Museum of Natural History of Bulgaria, Professor Nikolai Spassov told the media. The scientific agreement so far has been that humanity’s ape-like antecedent, dubbed as hominins, started off in Africa. Up till now, the oldest recognized hominin was Sahelanthropus that existed in Chad 6–7 Million years back. But Spassov expects that new fossils will support the theory that hominins started off in the somewhere near the Mediterranean in the east part.
“They have almost certainly traveled to Africa owing to change in the climate,” he claimed. Covered up by risky predators in a savannah-kind of environment, life would have been challenging for a Graecopithecus freybergi. A female might weight almost of 30 kg and a male might have weight of almost 40 kg, Spassov claimed. Researchers in Greece are also predictable to restart the search for remnants of the hominin, and excavation labor will commence in adjacent Macedonia soon.
Man evolved from various stages and today we stand here. So it is our duty towards the human race to know the history of our existence. And technology will help us to achieve this. Apart from food, clothing and shelter as basic needs, technology too have made place in the list. And it is this technology that will help us to achieve our goal.
Russia has intervened to enforce the UN announced ceasefire in Syria. A daily truce lasting for five hours will be maintained in eastern Ghouta province of Syria along with the establishment of a humanitarian corridor to facilitate civilian movement in the region.
Looking at the heavy bombardment of Eastern Ghouta, the UN Security Council had called for a country-wide ceasefire that would last for 30 days. The region is in acute need of access to medical drugs, equipment and commodities and also requires its medical casualties totaling 750 to be evacuated.
Heavy bombardment from the Syrian armed forces in the last seven days has led to deaths of around 556 people, one of the heaviest of all times in the Eastern Ghouta region. The numbers were furnished by Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitoring agency based in the UK. The severity has however, lessened it said, after the announcement of the UN resolution calling for a cease fire though the killing and firing still continues. Civilians are using the intermittent lull in firing to stock up provisions.
Russia’s Foreign Minister, Lavrov stated that all partners of the Nusra Front; an affiliate of the earlier al Qaeda which includes the Jaish al-Islam and Ahrar al-Sham would be excluded from the ceasefire terms. Failaq al-Rahman and Jaish al-Islam are the significant two rebel groups based in Eastern Ghouta. The opposition has asserted that exclusion of the Nusra Front from the ceasefires have enabled the Syrian government to continue with its bombardments.
Syrian government has vehemently denied the use of chemical weapons in the war. Russia stated that reports of people being affected by poisoning through chlorine gas on Sunday were rumors raised to disrupt the truce procedure.
The Syrian war which is ongoing since the last eight years has led to the fleeing of Syria’s 50% population from their homes besides causing deaths of people in huge numbers. Pictures of the dead killed in the firing continue to be shown by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The NCDRA (National Disputes Redressal Commission) has directed to pay the relative of a deceased policyholder an amount of Rs 2.5 lakh excluding the 9 percent interest by the insurance company, even if the holder on the 90th day of the policy purchase dies.
HDFC Standard Life Insurance was paid an amount worth Rs 45, 999 by Kulwinder Singh Fazilka from Punjab On May 26, 2010, and passed away on August 25, 2010, due to a severe heart attack. Referring to the details of the case, the family was liable for full insurance amount but instead received only the premium amount by the insurance company as paid by Mr. Singh earlier.
Justice M Shreesha, the single member bench, referring to the case instructed the insurance company for paying the full amount of insurance while also referring to an order from IRDA the insurance regulator to the similar insurance firm on June 27, 2012. National Disputes Redressal Commission, referring to the order instructed all the insurance firms that they can’t reject claims and apply a 90 days wait period. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) observed that the insurance firm citing the 90 day wait period reason has rejected 21 claims on which the company is charged with Rs 1 crore penalty by IRDA.
As per the National Disputes Redressal Commission mentions that by default the deferred period is 90 days even in the instant cases. The family of Singh has submitted the cash payment of the premium made on May 26, 2010, by the deceased which only came into effect from May 29. Since there was a cash payment of the premium, the family of Singh pleased that the risks cover to begin from the same date.
Referring to other policies from various companies held by the deceased, the risk coverage in those cases begins from the date of the proposal as observed by the National Disputes Redressal Commission. After the disappointing turn down from the State Consumer Commission on the district forum’s order for the payment of Rs 2.5 lakh to the relatives of Singh, the family then moved to NCDRC in 2014.
Gold prices that had been steady for several years now have suddenly shown a spurt in demand as dollar is wavering and rising inflation has led to spurt in demand for the yellow metal. Rising inflation in the country has led to rise in purchase of gold by investors in the past week by 2.4% in India while in the United States it fell by 0.4%. The dollar index also witnessed growth of the dollar by 0.1 %in last week’s session. On the opening session of Asian bourses on Monday, equity shares gained marginally on the news of global equity growth bring cheer to the markets.
Even though the dollar was still showing bearish trend with no signs of robust growth the positive sentiment in equity markets has led to demand for gold due to fears of higher borrowing costs to curb inflation. According to Stephen Innes the Asia Pacific head of OANDA, gold could be a safe haven for investors as inflation in large economies is likely to continue while there is all likelihood of a correction in the equity markets. The signs of an impending world war and political tensions in Washington have also led to gold emerging as an investment option.
Data of US Commodity Futures Trading Commissions and Comex have shown that both money managers and hedge funds that are largest investors in commodity markets have cut down on their long positions. The Lunar Year Celebrations in China and other South East Asian nations will also lead to slowdown in these share markets. Other precious metals that have shown an upward trend are silver that has risen to 0.1% and platinum that has gone up by 0.8%. Even palladium has risen by 0.2%. Robert Muller, US Special Counsel has recently filed a 37 page indictment, charging 13 Russian nationals and three Russian firms for interfering US Presidential election for 2016.
With an attempt to recuperate dues and capture assets from the bank loan non-payers, the Center today has been generating a fresh law. This is the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill aimed to access and then sold-off the assets of Nirav Modi and his kind of escapees. There will be the creation of a special court whose main job will be look into the aspects of corporate defaulters that are absconding. Back in September the law ministry had sanctioned draft of this Bill. Today, its conversion into a valid law is being worked upon as an integral part of Prime Minister Government’s apt response to the latest PNB scam.
It is said that this Bill will be introduced post the Parliament assembles for the second part of our Budget dated on March 6th, 2018. This Bill clearly outlines a person who’s a fugitive economic offender. This kind of person is one with an arrest levied against him for any kind of monetary offense and who had left or is planning to leave the country to avert all kinds of criminal charges and prosecution processes and is also unwilling to get back to India to witness his criminal charges against him. This Bill draft comprises of many crimes that is inclusive of cheating, conscious loan defaulting, fraud document of all electronic records, non-repayment of past deposits and many more.
The moment this gets the vote of a law, this brand new legislation is all aimed to enhance the investigating bureaus to sequester and also vest any property from the absconding defaulters without any kind of hindrances. In addition to that, for such a company or a person where absconding criminal is the key person at power, the Court has the discretion to “dis-entitle” that person from the profile. The law appears at the background of the much talked about Rs. 11,400 crore forgery at PNB, which is considered to the second biggest public sector bank in the country.
Today, Rahul Gandhi, the Congress Chief, had taken on Nitish Kumar, Bihar Chief Minister, mentioning the drunk driving incident at Muzaffarpur, the outcome of which was the tragic death of 9 children. Gandhi was found to mock him for such an occurrence. According to the reports, there was a local BJP leader who was supposedly behind the wheels of this racing car, responsible for mowing down the children crossing the road. A case has already been filed on Manoj Bhatia, as per the Bihar police records. It is said that the BJP leader had got off from the car and then he ran once he realized he had hit these children.
The complaint had been filed by a person who had unfortunately lost 5 of his grandchildren in this incident. Furthermore, there’s valid proof from the CCTV cameras in the region that highlighted Mr. Bhatia driving the car. In his tweet, Rahul Gandhi had hit at the prohibition, a dear project of the CM that also had drawn multiple votes back in the 2015 state elections. Gandhi took a sarcastic dig at Nitish Kumar and his “voice of conscience”. This was very much in reference to the moment when he had walked over Lalu Yadav and Congress, to join hands with BJP in order to develop a brand new government for the state.
Rahul Gandhi had tweeted in Hindi, which said that in Bihar that is said to be alcohol free, there’s a BJP leader, who’s drunk and had crushed 9 little children in his state of drunkenness. He even addressed Nitish Kumar as “Nitish Ji” and asked him if such a debacle is the truth that underlies his prohibition. He questioned his voice of conscience and also accused him of the fact that Bihar isn’t alcohol free.
The Congress was said to be a part of Bihar’s Grand Alliance government till about July 2017, as then the CM had ended this alliance. He stated that his “conscience” will not enable him to carry on with this association keeping up with the corruption charges against Lalu Yadav’s family. This is what Rahul Gandhi took a dig at in his tweet.
The investigation team looking into the fraud case of Nirav Modi and his family that was carried out in collusion with PNB’s officials has revealed existence of 200 fake firms with fictitious assets. The shell companies are being investigated by Enforcement Directorate sleuths in connection with Rs. 11,300 crore that was routed through these firms. The funds were then used to purchase gold, diamonds and real estate properties around the world using fake identities. From the date of the fraud’s public announcement till last Saturday, government agencies including CBI and ED have raided around 73 locations across the country and seized assets amounting to Rs.5674 crores.
This Sunday PTI revealed that around 45 locations were raided comprising of showrooms and manufacturing workshops that are based in 15 cities in India. While around 10 locations in Bengaluru were raided, in Delhi seven, five in Mumbai and Kolkata while four in Chandigarh and Hyderabad and one in Guwahati and Chennai too were raided. Retailer outlets of Gitanjali at suburban malls in Delhi were raided said IANS news agency. Police has filed cases against Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi along with three brands owned by him under the Geetanjali brand.
More than two dozen properties under the Anti-Money laundering policy have been attached by officials of Enforcement Directorate investigating the Nirav Modi–PNB case. Besides this around 29 properties along with 105 bank accounts belonging to Modi, his family members and firms owned by them have been attached by investigators. Ironically the man had figured in Forbes list of rich Indians barely two years ago before this dramatic revelation of fraud and cheating. The CBI has put three persons behind bars that include two former employees of Punjab National Bank all of whom will remain under custody till March 3 as they helped Modi to get credit by misusing their powers.
There’s been an intriguing twist to the Sridevi death story! Previously it was reported that the veteran actor had breathed her last due to a cardiac arrest. The new reports confirm that Sridevi’s death happened due to drowning in an unconscious manner at the hotel bathtub in Dubai. Her autopsy report clearly mentions “accidental drowning” as the reason for death. Gathered from the official Twitter account of the media office of Dubai Government, it is evident that this case is now being shifted to Dubai Public Prosecution that will in turn follow the other legal processes that are applicable in such scenarios.
According to Bobby Naqvi, National Editor, Gulf News, the reason for Sridevi’s collapse is still not known. He had informed that the actor’s postmortem report suggested that a small amount of alcohol was present in her blood. Going by his report, Sridevi could have fallen into the bathtub in a drunken sate, lost all senses and drowned. This sudden demise of the beautiful Indian actor, who was just 54, had already sent the entire India in a state of shock. Bollywood film industry was completely heartbroken at Sridevi’s untimely and unfortunate death. Even the report in Khaleej Time confirmed that Sridevi died at the bathroom in Jumeirah Emirates Towers hotel, Dubai.
Sridevi and her family were present at this hotel to be a part of the celebrations for Mohit Marwah’s (her nephew) wedding. It was approximately close to 7:30pm that this gorgeous star’s husband Boney Kapoor found her dead at the bathtub. Boney Kapoor had dropped Khushi, their daughter back in Mumbai and came back to Dubai with an aim to take Sridevi by surprise. The later had plans for dinner. It was around 9pm that the police was informed about this rather merciless death of the actor. Sridevi was shifted to the hospital later on where on examination the doctors medically declared her dead, close to 11pm.