For him, it is a nightmare to drive with a person who is pregnant or ailing. “Given the rough road with ups and downs, women have given birth before reaching the pucca road,” he says. Similar is the experience of Raju Shetty, an areca grower of Meghane who also owns a four-wheeler. “I don’t know when the cries of the women in the village will reach the people in power,” he says. … [Read more...] about A painful journey through the rough road to Meghane
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Sushant Singh RajputIt is difficult for Sushant Singh Rajput's fans and admirers to come in terms with his death. On June 14, the actor was found dead at his Bandra apartment. He was 34. The actor had become a household name with the television show Pavitra Rishta before entering Bollywood. His performance as Manav Deshmukh had touched millions of hearts. Sushant then made his debut on the big screen in 2013 with the film Kai Po Che. It was the beginning of his amazing and eventful career. He earned praise for his performance in MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Shuddh Desi Romance, and Chhichhore, among others. His demise has sparked a debate on social media about the alleged nepotism and favouritism in Bollywood and several celebrities and politicians demanding a CBI enquiry into his death. Photo: AFP … [Read more...] about Veteran Marathi actor Avinash Kharshikar passes away
This new-found assertiveness worried the Chinese no end as did the tough unyielding stance of Defence Minister Raj Nath Singh in his Moscow talks with Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit. The talks were inconclusive. … [Read more...] about Did Modi ignore Xi’s betrayal in Ladakh?
New Delhi: Tech giant IBM on Thursday said it has collaborated with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) to transform the latter's customer experience using digital tools. Around 12,400 IOCL distributors covering about 130 million consumers can now use the IndianOil One mobile app and portal, developed by IBM Services, a statement said. The IndianOil One mobile app and portal are part of Indian Oil's Project ePIC, an integrated platform for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Distribution Management System (DMS). This platform ensures real-time updates to inventory, orders, and invoices, thereby reducing the time to order fulfillment. Indian Oil can respond more quickly to customer service requests, including grievances using the platform. The platform also presents a unified customer experience across various access devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and desktops, the statement said. "It has been a privilege for IBM to strategically partner with Indian Oil on this … [Read more...] about IBM, Indian Oil Corporation collaborate for digital services
"In both cases, as they themselves said when they reflected back on their long careers, they learned from the mistakes they made the first time. And in fact it was the learning from the mistakes they made the first time that made them the leaders they were on the second and long periods of successful prime-ministership that they both enjoyed." — George Brandis … [Read more...] about From Menzies to Malcolm: the careers of Australia’s prime ministers visualised