The recent Budget announcment of a 20 per cent tax on share buybacks could marginally affect the equity repurchase plans of the CPSEs but still it will remain an important mechanism to achieve the disinvestment target of Rs 1.05 lakh crore in fiscal 2020, a top official of the sell-off department said. "Buyback stream will be marginally affected by the tax on buyback. Nevertheless it will remain an important stream," Atanu Chakraborty, Secretary, DIPAM (The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management) told IANS in an interview. Asked if he foresees low number of buybacks this year due to tax, he said: "It would be presumptuous to predict that this would be only negative or there would be no impact. There is an element here, and it (the tax) may or may not affect. But there are other routes for divestment also. Buyback had become a good route for tightening up the capital structure of CPSEs. "However, since retail investors would get affected to some extent, we will have to … [Read more...] about PSU buybacks could be affected by tax, but still be undertaken: DIPAM Secretary
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Aparna Banerjea lists the good and poor aspects of the Alcatel POP4. Representational photograph: Pixabay.com Alcatel recently launched its new 10.1-inch tablet, which supports 4G LTE, in India. Priced at ₹10,999, the POP4 10 tablet is available exclusively on Flipkart. With only 7.95 mm thickness, the company claims that the Alcatel POP4 is one of the thinnest tablets available in the world. The Alcatel POP4 10 tablet was first unveiled in CES 2018, where the company announced its global partnership with Flipkart for better consumer engagement and retail availability at a time when the tablet manufacturing industry is on an apparent decline. This is a notched-up variant of the previously released A3 10, priced at ₹6,999.We reviewed the Alcatel POP4 10 to test its overall performance. Here are our observations: Design The POP4 10 tablet is a lightweight tablet that looks very sleek. The company claims this 10-inch Full-HD tablet is the best that a consumer can buy … [Read more...] about How does it feel to use one of the thinnest tablets in the world?
Email By state political reporter Rhiana Whitson Updated October 23, 2018 15:00:58 Photo: Amelia Padgett had to be treated for post natal depression in a general psychiatric ward. (ABC News: Manika Dadson) Related Story: 'Enough is enough': More options demanded for mental-health patients Map: TAS A year after giving birth, Amelia Padgett convinced herself she was not a good mum and spiralled into thoughts of suicide. Key pointsNo mother-baby beds for PND in public systemTasmania has second highest youth suicide rateGP shocked at lack of youth services Special reportStories from the ABC's Pressure Point series:Do we have enough Doctors? The reality of seeing a GP on Tasmania's west coast'I owe it to my son': The mental health gaps affecting TasmaniansTasmanian paramedics struggling to with demand in 'stretched' systemPensioner waited six months to have gangrenous foot amputated'It might open their eyes': Father's invitation to MPs to meet daughter with Huntington'sDo … [Read more...] about Mental health service gaps affecting Tasmanians of all ages
The chief of America's Federal Communications Commission is not a fan of net neutrality.IMAGE: Ajit Pai at a Federal Communications Commission Net Neutrality hearing in Washington in February 2015. He was then an FCC Commissioner. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters When the time came for United States President Donald Trump to name the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, FCC, the choice was quite simple. Ajit Pai, the Republican who served as an FCC commissioner during the second Obama administration and emerged as a strong voice against net neutrality. Despite its lack of a high profile, the indispensability of the Internet in our lives makes the FCC one of the most influential US agencies. In his inaugural remarks as FCC chairman, Pai, 44, said he was blessed to head the position and think big. 'I understand that not everyone will personally agree with every policy the FCC pursues. But I will do my best to hear all points of view -- to approach every issue with a literal … [Read more...] about Meet Ajit Pai, the man at the center of the US net neutrality debate
'The team will be chosen the day before the draw. I am not sure who is going to play doubles. I am not sure if I am going to have any doubles players at all but whatever needs to win I will make sure that happens'IMAGE: Leander Paes. Photograph: PTI Set for his Davis Cup debut as non-playing captain, Mahesh Bhupathi prefers to have a combination of three singles players and a doubles specilalist, which means either Leander Paes or Rohan Bopanna will make the cut against Uzbekistan in April. Bhupathi said the team will be finalised close to the tie but as of now, considering the strong challenge that Uzbekistan pose for India, a 3-1 combination look like ideal. "If you ask me to tell you right now, because of the depth of the Uzbekistan team, I would prefer to play three singles and a doubles, but there is no reason it can't change in next few weeks," Bhupathi told PTI in an exclusive chat. AITA chose a six-member squad that includes both Paes and Bopanna, and left it on Bhupathi to … [Read more...] about Has Davis Cup door been bolted on Paes with Bhupathi’s comments?