Video PlayerClose NEW DELHI, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Vodafone Idea, a telecom operator in India, will shut down if the government does not provide relief on the liability it faces, the company's Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla said Friday. "If we are not getting anything then I think it is end of story for Vodafone Idea," Birla said at a leadership summit organized by a local daily. "If you ask me specifically, it is true that we will shut shop if we don't get relief." Birla was responding to a question about the company's course of action in moving forward in the absence of government relief. He said Aditya Birla Group, the parent company, will not invest any money in Vodafone Idea in the absence of relief from the government. "There is no sense that good money should follow bad money," he said. Vodafone Idea is the third-largest mobile service provider in India. Birla's Idea Cellular and British telecom giant Vodafone's India unit merged last year to carry out business in India. It posted … [Read more...] about Vodafone Idea will have to shut down if Indian gov’t does not provide relief: chairman
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Stream international cricket Live & On-Demand with KAYO SPORTS including every Australian Test, ODI and T20I on home soil. Get your 14-day free trial > Josh Philippe of the Sixers appears certain to be one of the most-selected wicketkeepers in SuperCoach BBL this seasonSource:Getty Images WHY PHILIPPE? If you were closely watching and playing SuperCoach BBL last season, then Josh Philippe’s name is one you’ll remember with a bullet. Philippe didn’t quite burst out of the blocks to begin with, but he built up so much momentum that he went from gloveman and bit-part batsmen to opening up the order for the Sixers in what seemed like a blink of an eye. In six matches playing as an opener last season, Philippe put away 168 runs at an average run rate of 33.6 while his strike rate of 161.5 had him at the pointy end with some of the best hitters in the Big Bash League. The other huge factor for starting the 22-year-old in your SuperCoach team is that … [Read more...] about SuperCoach BBL: Will Josh Philippe or Cameron Bancroft make the ‘keeper cut?
Vat Vrikshya -- banyan tree in Sanskrit -- helps tribal women, with absolutely zero formal education, set up businesses.IMAGE: Vikash Das is a first generation entrepreneur. All photographs: Kind courtesy Vikash Das "One day I thought to myself, what am I doing sitting in a cubicle and making an MNC richer!" With these thoughts, Vikash Das, 28, decided to quit his high paying job as a security analyst at IBM, Bengaluru, where he had been working for three-and-a-half years. "I had a good job, but I lacked engagement," he recalls. "I realised that professional success doesn't necessarily lead to happiness or fulfillment." "I had a dream job, owned high-tech gadgets, lived in a fancy apartment and had luxuries that a 26 year old could possibly imagine. But I was not happy." He needed do something more meaningful with his life. A trip back home to Bhubaneswar decided what it would be. Vikash decided to dedicate himself to the betterment of tribal communities in the Naxalite-infested areas … [Read more...] about This engineer wants to change tribal lives
Flows into Indian equities are likely to remain strong as progress on reforms and expectations of better earnings will continue to drive sentiment, said Rana Gupta, managing director, Indian Equities at Manulife Asset Management. In an interview to Sanam Mirchandani, Singapore-based Gupta said he is bullish on consumer, consumer finance, building materials, hospitals and diagnostic services companies. Edited excerpts: Do you see any lasting impact on Indian markets after the country's surgical strikes against Pakistan? While in short term it creates some uncertainty, looking at the statement issued by both sides, we believe the situation may not escalate uncontrollably. Is Indian market valuation stretched? We are convinced on the growth and we are quite comfortable with the valuations. There is a lot of uncertainty and question on growth in the world. India is one place where you get decent amount of growth. It is not surprising that people are paying up for that. The earnings … [Read more...] about Valuations not cheap, but you can still make money: Rana Gupta, Manulife AMC
Unnao: A day after a woman was set afire here by five men, including two accused of raping her, her uncle has alleged that he has been threatened with "dire consequences" by relatives of the accused. The victim's uncle, who lives in a rented house here and runs a small shop, told reporters that a relative of the accused Shivam had called him and threatened that he will have to face "dire consequences". "Your shop will be set on fire and will not let you live," the victim's uncle described the caller as saying. "I am going to inform the police and demand action in this regard," he said. When asked about the threat, Superintendent of Police, Vikrant Veer said, "An information was received in this regard that a distant relative of the victim was threatened. We are making arrangements for his security and there will be no laxity in it." When asked whether the person, who received threat was the victim's uncle or her distant relative, the SP said, "It does not matter. We will provide him … [Read more...] about Unnao rape survivor’s kin threatened a day after she was set on fire