Time Is Your Friend or Your Foe

first_imgWhen you work in sales, time can feel like your enemy. The goal that you are working towards is timed. Sometimes you have a full quarter to reach a goal, and other times you have a year. The slow countdown starts at the beginning of the period, and when it ends, a new countdown begins.The clock is relentless. It methodically ticks off the seconds, minutes, and hours. The seconds quickly turn into minutes, the minutes swiftly turn into hours, and before you know it, the time has disappeared before your very eyes.  A minute of doing nothing will have little to no impact on your overall results. Wasting thirty minutes won’t do much damage either. You might be able to waste an entire half a day without any negative repercussions or consequences. That one day isn’t going to cause you to miss your goals.But you hours quickly turn into days. You can waste an entire day, giving up 20 percent of your week, and it’s unlikely that anyone will notice, nor will anyone say anything to you. You may be able to stretch out a wasted day to a wasted week, or maybe even a couple weeks, without anyone holding you accountable. If someone were to ask you what you’ve been doing, there are always tasks in your inbox that are work-related enough to give you cover. The inbox is a lovely alibi when you are wasting time, always there, willing to cover for you with things that look like work but do nothing to further your goals.You have thirteen weeks in a fiscal quarter. Giving up one of those weeks is to give up about 8 percent of the time you have in which to produce your goal. Giving up a month is to give up almost 31 percent of your time to produce whatever is required of you in that fiscal quarter. If you allow the time to slip by, you’re giving up the one resource you have that there is no way to reacquire. The time you spend without doing productive work is the time you are losing toward your goal. Later on, when you wish you had the time, it will be unavailable to you.Sales is a game of urgency. It requires that you do the work now, giving yourself as much time as possible to deliver the result you’re being asked to produce. It’s a mistake to waste that time and shorten the distance to the end of the quarter. In some human endeavors, it is impossible to cram. This is the law of the farm; you plant in Spring, you harvest in the Fall. If you do not plant in Spring, you will have nothing to harvest come Fall.There is no way to make up for lost time in this sale with an average cycle time of 90, 180, or 365 days. Not initiating a conversation and creating an opportunity 79 days ago, leaves you with 21 days to do what you know takes you 90 days, and with a prospective client who isn’t concerned about working on your timeline.You might think that this makes time your enemy. But time is neutral. It treats you the same as it treats everyone else. It shows up as a gift, completely paid for in full, yours to do with as you wish. The decision as to whether you invest time in big, important things, or spend it on what amounts to playing the penny slots is entirely yours alone.When you decide to waste time, it can certainly feel like it is the enemy because you will be deprived of it later, when you need it most. If you decide to manage yourself, using your time wisely, investing it in the most important outcomes you need to generate, time is a powerful ally.How you feel about time, is really how you feel about your ability to manage yourself and your willingness to focus and give your work your full attention and energy.last_img read more

Woman confined for 20 years, rescued

first_imgA complaint lodged by a para legal volunteer(PLV) of District Legal Service Authority(DLSA), North Goa district, a team comprising social activists and police officials on Saturday rescued a woman who was allegedly illegally confined to a room at Sakhali, Bicholim-taluk in North Goa, by her mother and brother for over 20 years.Senior official of the DLSA, North district told The Hindu on Tuesday that the confinement of the woman came to light after her cousin brought the issue to the attention of the police.The woman of around 45 years of age was found seriously malnourished and the police got her admitted to the North Goa district hospital, Mapusa, for treatment. The police said she was locked up by her mother while she was pursuing her Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in her early 20s.Taking into consideration her serious condition doctors at the primary health centre where she was initially taken for medical treatment advised the police to transfer her to the North Goa district hospital, Mapusa.”No formal police complaint has been filed yet. She is recovering at North Goa District Hospital”, Mr. Sanjay Dalvi, Police Inspector in-charge of Bicholim police station told The Hindu on Tuesday eveninglast_img read more

UAAP taekwondo: NU starts strong in title-retention bid

first_imgView comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa National Univesity put on a strong start in its campaign to retain the the women’s division title, dismantling De La Salle, 5-2, in the UAAP Season 80 taekwondo tournament at Blue Eagle Gym.Sisters Rhezie and Rheza Aragon led the way for the Lady Bulldogs.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding University of the Philippines, meanwhile, took the top seed in the men’s division after scoring a close 4-3 victory over University of Santo Tomas and a 6-1 domination of Ateneo.UST and Ateneo also chalked up early victories in the women’s division.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 shutoutThe Golden Tigresses ran rampant against University of the East, 6-1, while last year’s Rookie of the Year Pauline Lopez led the Lady Eagles to a 4-3 win over UP.In the juniors division, UST snapped UE’s four-year reign and became the new rulers of the high school tournament behind MVP Israel Cantos. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Nextcenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort The Bullpups, which lost to the Tiger Cubs via tiebreak, settled for second while De La Salle-Zobel completed the podium after edging out UE for third place. Blackwater owner hoping for the best amid lockout fearslast_img read more

UK clothing major Marks and Spencer now in India

first_imgThe 7,000 sq.ft Marks and Spencer store at Ansal Plaza in DelhiThe Indian retail industry has competition. UK clothing major Marks and Spencer is now in India, at Ansal Plaza in Delhi and at Crossroads in Mumbai.For starters, the stores will sell a range of adult clothing – womenswear (suits,,The 7,000 sq.ft Marks and Spencer store at Ansal Plaza in DelhiThe Indian retail industry has competition. UK clothing major Marks and Spencer is now in India, at Ansal Plaza in Delhi and at Crossroads in Mumbai.For starters, the stores will sell a range of adult clothing – womenswear (suits, lingerie), menswear (classic suits, jackets, trousers) and toiletries. Richard Sweet, head of the international franchise group for Marks and Spencer, says the clothes, as in the parent store, will be sourced from around the world.An understated fashion show – which began fashionably late – at the residence of the British high commissioner last week marked the Delhi launch. Marks and Spencer, along with its India partner Planet Sports, have the task of understanding the Indian market and competitive pricing.Check the price tags: a pair of dark indigo jeans with white stretch lycra comes for Rs 2,350, a perfect stretch white cotton shirt costs Rs 2,758.The lingerie looks promising: satin nightwear, Gabriella lace lingerie bras and knickers. Call (011) 628-1476/84/85.last_img read more

Twitter reacts to wild brawl between Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul

first_imgLonzo Ball watching Rajon Rondo fire on Chris Paul, knowing he’ll be starting once again… pic.twitter.com/MFiSGb3xIz— Branden Hunter (@JustCallmeBHunt) October 21, 2018 Advertisement Rajon Rondo claims he never spit on Chris Paul. Lakers officials and Rondo looked over tape and did not see a spitting incident, per Woj.— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) October 21, 2018 Also Read-James Harden puts on the style as he sinks in 9 3-pointers in warm up game Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: Along with Chris Paul/Rajon Rondo altercation in Lakers-Rockets, one of Rondo’s family members confronted Paul’s wife, Jada. NBA investigating tonight’s on-court altercations ahead of Rockets/Clippers on Sunday.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 21, 2018 Sources: Lakers officials watched tape and are backing Rajon Rondo’s contention that he didn’t spit on Chris Paul. Meanwhile, CP3 and Rockets are insisting that Rondo did spit. “Lot of history between them,” one source connected to both players says.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 21, 2018 Let’s go! @RajonRondo VS @FloydMayweather #BookTheFight #NBA #Rondo— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) October 21, 2018 Lakers may lose the game, but Rajon Rondo won the fight against Chris Paul. Brandon Ingram shouldn’t have got involved in a one-on-one fight though. pic.twitter.com/Iw9N2D8l9r— Ryan Songalia (@ryansongalia) October 21, 2018 *Laker 2017 Interview*Lonzo Ball: “It’s the NBA, people ain’t really going to fight. I ain’t trying to get no tech.”Rajon Rondo & Brandon Ingram: pic.twitter.com/BtMZkaJxny— Sean Clancey (@SeanClancey) October 21, 2018 .@RajonRondo and @B_Ingram13 both swung on @CP3! @FloydMayweather not impressed. Next time you guys are going to throw down let me know, I’m game.— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocic) October 21, 2018 Lakers/Rockets fracas:– Brandon Ingram: personal foul, two technicals, ejected– Chris Paul: ejected– Rajon Rondo: ejected— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) October 21, 2018 Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram all ejected after Lakers-Rockets brawl.— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 21, 2018 Chris Paul was still so angry after the game, multiple individuals said, because a member of Rajon Rondo’s family made “inappropriate” comments to Paul’s wife, Jada, in the stands after the altercation.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) October 21, 2018 AdvertisementThe sport of Basketball today took a big black eye after a wild brawl erupted between Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul and Los Angeles Lakers’ Rajon Rondo at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.It began after James Harden was fouled while driving the lane by Brandon Ingram. This led to Ingram being upset with Harden afterward, so he shoved the reigning MVP.As the two began to exchange words it was Paul who put his hand in the face of Rondo and pushed him away, only for Rondo to retaliate with a flurry of punches.A left hook from Rondo landed clean before Paul got his own back with a right hand that looked like it hit flush on the face of Rondo.Brandon Ingram wasn’t done and rushed back into throwing wild punches before the wild altercation was broken up by the officials and security.Once it all calmed down and the teams were separated, the officials looked back over the footage before ejecting Ingram, Rondo, and Paul.Twitter erupted after the wild brawl and social media went frenzy:Chris Paul, Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo have been ejected after throwing blows in L.A. pic.twitter.com/s28TT81eys— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 21, 2018 Lonzo Ball says he’s “100” percent and ready if Rajon Rondo is suspended. pic.twitter.com/v7QeOF50Lg— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) October 21, 2018 This led to Brandon Ingram, Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo all being ejected(via @SportsCenter) pic.twitter.com/OB2bWu6mIG— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 21, 2018 You guys are welcome to stop by RGBA whenever you want @RajonRondo @B_Ingram13— Robert Garcia Jr (@_garciapita) October 21, 2018last_img read more

World Junior Cycling Championships: 4 Indians denied visas by Swiss Embassy

first_imgSwiss Embassy has rejected the visa application of four cyclists, one coach and one mechanic, who were scheduled to leave for Switzerland for the World Junior Cycling Championships.India had named eight cyclists for the Championships. Four are already training in Germany and will leave directly from Germany to Switzerland. But the four who were in India have not been granted visas.The showpiece is scheduled to be held in Aigle from August 15 to 19.The response from Swiss Embassy has been that they doubt the intentions of the people who have applied for the visas.The Cycling Federation of India has written to the parent body UCI and will appeal with the visa authorities to provide the team with fresh visas. The visas were rejected on July 20 and the CFI got to know about it only today.Cycling Federation of India said it had submitted all the documents required to obtain visas of the players. It is expected to file an appeal to the Swiss Embassy here in a day or two. Such an appeal is to be filed within 30 days of the order of rejection of visa.”Visas issues with the Swiss Embassy is not new. We have submitted the invitation letter from the organisers, the flight tickets and the hotel bookings. I don’t know know what more we need to submit,” CFI secretary general Onkar Singh told PTI.”Now, we will have to apply for the appeal which will cost 200 Swiss Franc for each cyclist. We have written to the International Cycling Union (UCI) and the organisers of the championships in Switzerland to help in resolving the issue. We are hoping that the players will get the visas by the end of this month,” he added.advertisementOnkar said keeping in mind visa issues that normally crops up when the Swiss Embassy is involved, the federation had applied well in advance.”We applied for the visas two and a half months back and now we have got some time now. I will personally go to the Swiss Embassy and I am hoping that with the intervention of the UCI and the organisers in Switzerland the matter should be sorted out soon.”(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

IPL 2019: MS Dhoni not intimidated by Mumbai Indians’ superior record vs CSK

first_imgMumbai Indians are the only team in the Indian Premier League with a better head-to-head record against Chennai Super Kings. MI have won 6 out of their last 7 matches against CSK and they have not lost at the Chepauk in 9 years.Mumbai Indians have won 15 matches and lost 11 against Chennai Super Kings and the last time they lost in Chennai was back in 2010. These are extremely impressive numbers against the most successful IPL team in history. Moreover, both MI and CSK are the only 2 teams to win the IPL 3 times.However, MS Dhoni is not one to be intimidated. He relies on his instincts as a leader while Rohit Sharma believes in more detailed planning.Mumbai Indians have won both their matches against Chennai Super Kings in the 2019 Indian Premier League. When MI travelled to Chennai, MS Dhoni (along with Ravindra Jadeja) were ruled out due to fever.MI vs CSK, IPL 2019 Qualifier 1 – Follow LiveMumbai Indians are in Chennai again to play the Super Kings in Qualifier 1 for a place in the title clash.The @ChennaiIPL win the toss and elect to bat first against the @mipaltan in #Qualifier1 of #VIVOIPL#MIvCSK pic.twitter.com/8bAeWDTCoaIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 7, 2019At the toss which CSK won, MS Dhoni was asked if he gave MI any extra respect. His reply was typical: “It will be a mistake if we just respect Mumbai – most of the teams are all dangerous. Mumbai is a very balanced side and they have a squad that can do well in all conditions.”advertisementChennai Super Kings have reached the playoffs in each of the 10 seasons they have played in. They have reached the final 7 times but MS Dhoni once again laid emphasis on the need to follow the process.”You try to break down the process into small things. We don’t think too much about the playoffs,” Dhoni said.Also Read | Chennai Super Kings look to end Mumbai Indians’ 9-year unbeaten run at ChepaukAlso Read | Mumbai eye ticket to final at happy hunting groundlast_img read more

Where does Buffon rank in top 10 best-ever GKs?

first_imgJuventus Buffon, Schmeichel or Yashin? Top 10 goalkeepers of all time Mark Doyle Last updated 1 year ago 15:44 1/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(20) Buffon Juventus Napoli Getty Images Juventus Serie A Juventus v Hellas Verona Hellas Verona Bayern München Real Madrid Manchester United Ligue 1 Bundesliga UEFA Champions League World Cup European Championship Primera División Premier League Opinion With Gianluigi Buffon retiring on Saturday, Goal takes a look at where the Italian icon ranks among the best ever, in terms of longevity and legacylast_img read more

India Dockers Rally Against Port Corporatisation Plans

first_imgzoom More than 30,000 dockers across India staged mass protests – ‘dharana’ – in all twelve major ports as part of a national day of action against government corporatisation plans, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) reports.The India’s government is proposing to amend the Major Port Trust Act 1963, which has so far protected the status of the ports. The amendment would mean that the major ports become autonomous, corporate bodies, which unions fear would pave the way for future privatisation.In Mumbai, 3,000 dock workers joined a protest in front of the Mumbai Port Trust’s administration building, alongside several union leaders.In a message read out to the protestors, S R Kulkarni, president of the Transport & Dock Workers’ Union & All India Port & Dock Workers’ Federation, said: ”Port workers have made an immense contribution to the ongoing success of India’s major ports, which now handle 2.75 percent of global maritime trade. We need to protect the workforce and the assets of our ports. That’s why we are appealing to the Indian government to shelve its plans to amend the Major Port Trust Act and corporatise the major ports. If it fails to do this, port and dock workers will be forced to intensify their protests.”The TDWU Mumbai is organising a public meeting on January 29 in Mumbai Port to raise awareness of the issues among port employees, warehousing workers, transport workers and contract workers.last_img read more

Höegh LNG Orders Eighth FSRU

first_imgzoom Oslo-listed provider of floating LNG services Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd has ordered its eighth floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU#8) at South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).FSRU#8 is designed to the highest specifications, has full trading capability, regas capacity of 750 MMscf/day, and will be delivered in the first quarter of 2018.The agreement with HHI also includes a firm priced option for an FSRU#9, with a predefined delivery window.  With this order, Höegh LNG has eight, large size and fuel efficient FSRUs in operation or under construction. “After signing the long term contract with Octopus LNG last week we stay firm to our business model with the order of FSRU#8 + options. Our plan to grow our FSRU fleet step- by-step with the objective to double it by 2019 remains firmly in place. We continue to see strong demand for our FSRU services, and with the highest technical specification on our newbuild FSRUs at competitive prices, Höegh LNG remains the leading company in the FSRU segment and we are very well positioned to continue increasing our market share in the coming years,” said Höegh LNG President and Chief Executive Officer Sveinung J.S. Støhle.last_img read more

Balmer Lawrie announces impressive FY19 results

first_imgKolkata: Balmer Lawrie & Co Ltd, a Mini Ratna Category – I PSE with diversified business portfolios, has announced results for the quarter and year ended March 31, 2019. The results were approved by the Board in its Meeting held in Kolkata on May 28, 2019. The Company sustained its performance and posted the highest ever profits in its history. The total income for the fourth quarter of the FY 2018-19 increased by 0.51 per cent and stood at Rs 518.84 crore as compared to the same period last year. While the Profit Before Tax (PBT) for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 was Rs 124.97 crore, the net profit (PAT) for the quarter was Rs 88.28 crore. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documentsThe net income of the Company for the year was Rs 1856.72 crore registering a growth of 3.38 per cent on the levels achieved in 2017-18. While the PBT for the year ended March 31, 2019 increased by 7.27 per cent to Rs 280.10 crore, the PAT increased by 1.99 per cent and stood at Rs 188.50 crore. All the six Strategic Business Units continued to register profits and the Board of Directors has recommended a dividend of 110 per cent for the FY 2018-19 as against 100 per cent dividend paid for the year 2017-18.last_img read more

3 students held for threatening to kidnap child in Ghaziabad

first_imgGhaziabad: Three young students have been arrested by Ghaziabad police for allegedly hatching a plan to kidnap an 11-year-old student of Amity International School and demanding a ransom of Rs 5 lakhs from the family in Indirapuram area of Ghaziabad.Cops said that the victim was cousin brother of one of the accused, who is also the mastermind of their plan. According to police, the arrested accused have been identified as Shivam Parihar (20), student of BCA and a resident of Indirapuram area, Avaneesh Garg, a student of class 12th and resident of Shahdra area, Shivansh Bhagat (20), student of B.tech and resident of Indirapuram area. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderShlok Kumar, Superintendent of Police (city), Ghaziabad, said, “Police received a compliant on Monday morning from child’s father that he is receiving whatsapp messages from an unknown number and they are threatening to kidnap and kill his child if they don’t give them five lakh rupees. Police registered a case into the matter and through electronic surveillance system, police traced out the details of mobile sim used by the accused to sent message and call child’s father. The mobile number was registered on the name of Shivam who was detained for questioning by police.” “During interrogations he told police about the involvement of his two other friends into the crime as they wanted to earn quick money. Shivam allegedly hatched a plan to kidnap his cousin brother and roped in two of his other friends. The accused also told police that they were also planning to kidnap a classmate of Shivam named Gaurav if they succeeded in their first plan,” added Kumar.last_img read more

Burqa or illegal Islamic videos could land Uygurs in Chinas deradicalisation centres

first_imgKashgar (Xinjiang): Wearing a burqa or watching “illegal” Islamic videos could land you in trouble in China’s restive Xinjiang province where the government is running a number of ‘Vocational Training Centres’ to re-educate thousands of Uygur Muslims, who Beijing thinks have radicalised. Mlherban Ximih, 28, a Uygur Muslim from Asku prefecture in Xinjiang, has been lodged at the Wensu County’s Vocational Training Centre since June 2018 for wearing burqa. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportHer mother-in-law had “forced” her adhere to strict dressing rules like not wear make-up and western outfits, she said. Ximih’s mother-in-law and her husband Iblyim Kader were sentenced to 17 years in jail for “inciting people”. Fearing that Ximih could have also been “influenced by extremist ideas”, authorities sent her to the vocational centre to undergo de-radicalisation. “The neighbours informed the police about this (she wearing burqa) to the local police following which I was sent to the vocational training centre,” said Ximih, whose three-year-old daughter is now being looked after by her mother. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsShe is one of the several 275 “trainees” (as addressed by the government), including 11 women, lodged at the “vocational training centre”, many of them are here for over a year now. These centres have come under intense criticism from human rights bodies for mass arbitrary detention, forced political indoctrination, and religious oppression of Uygurs, the ethnic Turkish Muslims. There was no official figure of how many such centres exist in Xinjiang. An official of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region said almost all counties in the province have at least one such centre but many have been shut.Xinjiang, the western province of China, is one of the largest in the country and borders India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Kyrghzstan. The Uygur Muslims dominate the demography in the province. The Chinese government organised a media visit to two centres – in Wensu and Kashgar – recently and this correspondent was part of the press delegation. As the metal doors slide, and the delevan enters the compound of the Wensu County ‘Vocational Training Centre’, the delegation is greeted by Rebigul Requtela, a woman in her 30s, and the dean of the vocational centre, along with two other officials. The centre has three buildings, all painted in light brown — the five-storey main administrative block, the other two blocks of three-storey each serve as classrooms and training centre. It also has residential blocks that house the trainees. The outside premises of centre also houses a basketball court and a stage where programmes can be hosted. The journalists were also taken to a small room where young Uygur men and women practise dance and songs. A plethora of surveillance cameras monitor every activity at the centre. Ilxat Tursun, 28, was caught watching “illegal” videos on “believers and non-believers” of Islam, and since February 2018 he has been lodged at the centre. While Tursun was using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to watch videos, he came under the scanner of the “online police”. “One day, the online (cyber) police called me saying I was watching illegal videos. I was given the option to go the court and accept the punishment, or join the vocational centre. Now, I am willing to stay here,” he said through an interpreter arranged by the Chinese officials.last_img read more

AAP rule ended raid raj boosted peoples faith in Delhi govt Kejriwal

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said his government has finished the “raid raj” in the national capital and asserted that people have paid more taxes since the AAP government came to power, leading to almost doubling of revenues this year in comparison to 2015. Speaking at an event at the Talkatora Stadium here, he said in 2015 the revenues to the government from taxes stood at “Rs 30,000 crore which has jumped to nearly Rs 60,000 crore this year”. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles This is one of the many “wonders” that has happened in the last five years, Kejriwal said, adding, in 2010, the revenue collection from tax stood at Rs 25,000 crores. “So, in five years from 2010-2015, the revenues increased by Rs 1,000 crore per year on an average, but from 2015 to the present, it grew by nearly Rs 6,000 crores per year. “How did this wonder happen. Faith of people in the government has grown over these years. I have worked in the I-T Department and we have thought about why people evade paying taxes. One of the reasons is that they may not want to do so if they feel there is corruption in the government at the helm of affairs,” Kejriwal said. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar But, if they feel the government of the day is honest, they will pay taxes, he said. “We have ended ‘raid raj’ and traders and businessmen are feeling relieved as they are not being harassed with raids. Now people are willing to pay taxes as they know an honest government is in charge of Delhi,” the chief minister said to a thunderous applause. Intensifying the Delhi government’s anti-dengue campaign, Kejriwal addressed a gathering of representatives of various resident welfare associations (RWAs) as part of the mega drive. The AAP government had last week said it had signed MoUs with RWA apex bodies URJA and Citizens’ Alliance as part of its initiative to reach out to RWAs across Delhi in a “big way”. The Delhi government is also planning to partner with over 3,000 RWAs across the national capital as part of its ongoing ’10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute’ campaign. “Very soon we will also sign MoUs with various individual RWAs as well to step up the campaign,” Kejriwal said. He said there were fears that dengue cases might have spiked this year as experts say, it does so in every 4-5 year cycle. “In 2015, Delhi saw 15,000 cases and about 60 deaths. But, we worked on it over these years and this year, the number of dengue cases is far less. Till yesterday, that number stood at about 221,” he said. The campaign – from September 1 and November 15 – to combat dengue has garnered support from several personalities, including cricket legend Kapil Dev, many Bollywood actors and well-known journalists. During a recent press conference, Kejriwal had said, “In five years, the number of dengue cases reported have come down by 80 per cent. We have tried to reduce it even further. This year, fortunately, there is no spike in it and it is because all people have come together, from the Delhi government to the Centre and the MCD”. Dengue mosquito larvae breed in clear, standing water while those of malaria mosquito thrive even in dirty water. Kejriwal said he has realised that no matter how much a government machinery does, “this dengue menace could not have been curbed if people were not involved”. “In many countries and in many cities in India, the number of dengue cases are growing every year. But, in Delhi it is going down. This has been made possible by the collective work of everyone in Delhi,” he said. People have been cooperating in making the “pollution level go down in Delhi” and they had shown support during the last Odd-Even scheme too. “Very less ‘challans’ were imposed as people took it in the right spirit. Now the second odd-even scheme will come into force from November 4,” the chief minister said. He also reiterated his government’s decision to install 2.1 lakh streetlights across the city to light up dark spots, and asserted there is an “extraordinary transformation” taking place in Delhi in the last five years.last_img read more

Centre may seek Rs 30000 cr interim dividend from RBI

first_imgNew Delhi: The government may seek an interim dividend of about Rs 30,000 crore from the RBI towards the end of the financial year to meet its fiscal deficit target of 3.3 per cent of GDP for 2019-20, sources said. Government finances have come under pressure due to moderation in revenue collection and a slew of measures taken to lift growth from a six-year low of 5 per cent in the first quarter of the current fiscal. “If required, the government may request the Reserve Bank of India for interim dividend of Rs 25,000-30,000 crore during the current fiscal,” an official said. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraThe assessment in this regard would be made in early January, the official added. Apart from the RBI dividend, there are other means of bridging any shortfall, including mop up from disinvestment and higher utilisation of National Small Saving Fund (NSSF), sources added. In the past, the government has taken the route of seeking interim dividend from the RBI to balance its account. Last fiscal, the RBI paid Rs 28,000 crore as interim dividend. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysDuring 2017-18, the government received Rs 10,000 crore as interim dividend from the central bank. Last month, Governor Shaktikanta Das-led RBI central board gave its nod for transferring to the the government a sum of Rs 1,76,051 crore, comprising Rs 1,23,414 crore of surplus for the year 2018-19 and Rs 52,637 crore of excess provisions identified as per the revised Economic Capital Framework (ECF). Out of the net income of Rs 1,23,414 crore for the year 2018-19, RBI had already transferred Rs 28,000 crore to the government as interim dividend in March 2019. The government got a higher dividend of Rs 95,414 crore during the current fiscal as against the budgetary estimate of Rs 90,000 crore. As far as gross borrowing is concerned, Budget 2019-20 pegged it at Rs 7.10 lakh crore for the current fiscal, significantly higher than the Rs 5.35 lakh crore borrowing programme for financial year 2018-19. Gross borrowings of the government during the first half of financial year 2019-20 will stand at Rs 4.42 lakh crore, which works out to 62.3 per cent of the total target for the entire year. To pull the economy out of a six-year low growth and a 45-year high unemployment rate by reviving private investments, the government has taken slew of measures, including cut in corporate tax rate by almost 10 percentage points having tax implication of Rs 1.45 lakh crore. As part of the exercise, the government also withdrew the enhanced surcharge on long- and short-term capital gains for foreign portfolio investors as well as domestic portfolio investors with revenue implication of Rs 1,400 crore. Even with regard to the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the all-powerful GST Council approved reduction in many items with impact on the exchequer.last_img read more

New Delhi A 60yearold womans chain was snatche

first_imgNew Delhi: A 60-year-old woman’s chain was snatched after she went to help two men who posed themselves as accident victims in North East Delhi’s Jyoti Nagar. Police have arrested two junk dealers from Karawal Nagar Pusta road.Both of the accused were identified as Nazim (32) and Akram (51). They are junk dealers by profession and involved in more than 10 criminal cases. Deputy Commissioner of Police (North East) Ved Prakash Surya said that on the intervening night of September 28-29, they laid a trap near Kali Ghata road, main Karawal Nagar Pusta road. They were directed to stop but after seeing the police party, they tried to escape. One country-made pistol and three live cartridges along with white motorcycle were recovered from them. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe victim identified as Prakashi lives with her family in Jyoti Nagar area. The incident was reported on September 28. At around 2.30 PM the victim with her sister Nanki was sitting on the cot outside her home. “Two men approached me one was thin aged in between 30-32 years and having a moustache. He had an injury on his hand. He was wearing a check shirt,” complainant told the police. They have parked their motorcycle on another street. The complainant told police that the other person was fat and aged in between 40-45 years. He was wearing a blue t-shirt. Both of them sat on the cement slab in front of complainant’s house. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in Dwarka”Both of them told me that they met with an accident and received injuries. They asked me for Turmeric powder,” complainant further said. Later, Prakashi gave them the powder. The thin person put turmeric powder on one of his fingers. After that, both of them sat near the house. They were talking on their phones. Around 3:15 pm on the pretext of touching complainant’s feet, both accused pushed the 60-year-old and snatched the woman’s gold chain and fled on their bike. The complainant was not able to note down the vehicle number.last_img read more

Woman who missed Bihar Police test for pregnancy gets SC relief

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court has granted relief to a woman seeking to participate in the physical evaluation test for employment in Bihar Police as she could not attend the test owing to her pregnancy. The court has also directed the Bihar Police Subordinate Service Commission to conduct the physical tests for those women who could not attend the physical tests for the same reason. A bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Krishna Murari has said that women candidates should not suffer a handicap on account of pregnancy. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad “The presence of lady members in the police force, considering the crimes against women, is a prime need of the hour,” the apex court said. “Thus, we feel that every endeavor should be made to ensure that there is higher representation of women in the police services.” The observations of the bench came while hearing the plea of one Khusbu Sharma, who could not appear in the Bihar Police physical evaluation test due to her advanced stage of pregnancy in 2018. Sharma participated and qualified in the preliminary examination in March 2018, and thereafter in the main examination conducted on July 22, 2018. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka Gandhi The next stage involved undergoing the Physical Evaluation Test (PET) which was scheduled for September 25, 2018. Being in an advanced stage of pregnancy with the delivery was expected in October 2018, Sharma sought an extension for taking the physical test for three to six months on account of being completely in bed rest as advised by the doctor. When her plea went unheard, she approached the Supreme Court. Upholding Sharma’s plea, the court also said that not only here, but all such candidates who had sought deferment on account of pregnancy alone should be called for the physical test. The court noted that 73 women could not attend the physical test due to pregnancy. The court, however, clarified that the qualifying candidates shall be adjusted against the vacancies advertised this year, as the woman had challenged in respect of the 2018 vacancy, which has since been filled. The court also said that the process should be completed within a period of two months. Clarifying, however, that this is a one-time measure, the court said: “We are not inclined to open a floodgate affecting the sanctity of the future examination.”last_img read more

Major ports record marginal upswing in cargo handling at 348 MT during

first_imgNew Delhi: The country’s top-12 major ports have recorded a marginal 1.48 per cent upswing in cargo handling at 348.44 million tonne (MT) in the April-September period of the current financial year, according to ports’ apex body IPA. The growth at these ports, which had handled 343.37 MT cargo in the corresponding period of the previous financial year, was driven mainly by higher handling of coking coal, fertilisers and iron ore. The 12 major ports — Deendayal (erstwhile Kandla), Mumbai, JNPT, Mormugao, New Mangalore, Cochin, Chennai, Kamarajar (earlier Ennore), V.O.Chidambaranar, Visakhapatnam, Paradip and Kolkata (including Haldia) — handled 348.44 MT of cargo during the April-September 2019 period, according to the latest data by the Indian Ports Association (IPA). Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraIncreased demand from various sectors including coal, fertilisers, iron ore and containers was the main reason for the growth in the traffic, IPA said. Coking coal volumes handled by the 12 ports surged 15.25 per cent to 29.29 MT during the period, while thermal coal volumes declined 13.20 per cent. Finished fertiliser volumes saw a growth of 11.38 per cent during the period. Containers recorded a growth of 5.61 per cent in terms of TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units). Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysAccording to the figures, Deendayal port handled the highest traffic volume at 61.04 MT during the April-September period, followed by Paradip at 55.55 MT, Visakhapatnam at 34.75, JNPT at 34.41 MT, Kolkata (including Haldia) at 31.64 MT, and Mumbai at 30.10 MT. Chennai port handled 24.74 MT of cargo, while New Mangalore handled 17.86 MT. Volume of seaborne cargo is essentially in the nature of derived demand and is mainly shaped by the levels and changes in both global and domestic activity. The major ports handle about 60 per cent of the country’s total cargo traffic.last_img read more

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