Mumbai: Singer Papon on Thursday pulled out of a music show in Delhi, saying he would not be able to entertain fans when his home state Assam was "burning, crying and under curfew" over the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Parliament.The singer, best known for songs such as Moh moh ke dhaage and Jiyein kyun, was scheduled to perform in the capital on Friday. Papon also apologised to his fans on Twitter for the last-minute cancellation, saying he would not be able to cater to the audience in this disturbed state of mind. "Dear Delhi, I am very sorry but I have decided not to do the concert tomorrow at 'imperfectoshor' as planned! My home state Assam is burning, crying and under curfew! I won't be able to entertain you the way I should in my present state of mind!" the singer said. Dear Delhi. I am very sorry but I have decided not to do the concert tomorrow at ‘imperfectoshor’ as planned! My ho… https://t.co/iXGqtLqI9J— papon angaraag … [Read more...] about Papon cancels Delhi show, says his home state Assam is ‘burning’ over CAB
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Chennai: Hinduja Group flagship Ashok Leyland Friday said plans to boost its Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) business with the launch of new products,besides gearing up to roll out vehicles under the BSVI emission norms by April 2020. The city-based heavy commercial vehicle major has earmarked Rs 1,000 crore as capital expenditure for financial year 2019-20 and a "similar amount" for the next fiscal, Ashok Leyland, Chairman Dheeraj Hinduja told reporters. "Well, I would say that this year our overall capex (capital expenditure) will be close to Rs 1,000 crore and for next year as well,we are looking at a similar range", he said. Stating that the first quarter of the current financial year began on a "slower" note, he said "we feel next two quarters should be very strong. Overall, I hope this will turn out to be another good year (for Ashok Leyland) as well". On the initiative to boost LCV business, he said "you will see the new products coming outat the end of this financial year". … [Read more...] about Ashok Leyland to boost LCV biz with new products in FY19-20
A kaleidoscope of rich cultural heritage of states and their journey towards development was on display as colourful parades marked the 70th Republic Day which passed off peacefully amid tight security, though celebrations were marred in some parts of Northeast following a boycott call by outfits against the citizenship bill. IMAGE: At a height of 18,000 feet -- even Everest is just around 3 km taller -- and -30°C temperature, Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel celebrate Republic Day in Ladakh. Photograph: Press Information Bureau Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath announced the launch of a scheme to ensure 100 days of employment every year to the youths from the economically weaker sections (EWS) in the urban areas during his address. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced waiver of farmers' outstanding irrigation taxes worth Rs 207 crore during his Republic Day address in Raipur. Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu hailed the state's efforts to create a … [Read more...] about From Ladakh to Prayagraj, India celebrates 70th R-Day
Video PlayerClose by Xiong Maoling KANSAS CITY, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- It's "tragic" to see the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body be "asphyxiated" by the United States, said a law professor and an international trade expert, who calls the current state of the body a step back for the multilateral trading system. "When you remove a pillar of adjudication that stands for equal justice and that provides a level playing field, you introduce more political power elements into dispute resolution," Raj Bhala, Brenneisen distinguished professor at University of Kansas Law School, told Xinhua Tuesday. "So smaller countries can be more easily bullied by larger countries," said Bhala, who also serves as a senior advisor at Dentons U.S. LLP, a law firm. The WTO is no longer able to review dispute rulings because its Appellate Body no longer has enough judges. The terms of two of the three remaining judges ended on Tuesday, and the United States has blocked the nomination of new judges. … [Read more...] about Interview: Trade law expert says WTO Appellate Body impasse “major setback” to multilateral trade
Saudi Aramco shares zoomed higher on Thursday, turning the massive state oil producer into the world's first $2 trillion company and achieving the valuation long sought by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The stock gained 10% for a second consecutive day, reaching 38.70 riyals ($10.32) per share before giving up some of its gains. Saudi Aramco has gained roughly $300 billion in value since its shares debuted on the Riyadh stock exchange on Monday in the biggest initial public offering on record. It's by far the most valuable company in the world, dwarfing runner up Apple, which is worth around $1.2 trillion. The vast majority of buyers for the stock are in Saudi Arabia. Samba Capital, which managed the IPO, said Tuesday that 97% of retail investors who received shares were from the country. And more than 75% of shares sold to institutional investors went to Saudi companies, funds and government institutions. The $2 trillion valuation was a priority for the crown prince ever since he … [Read more...] about Saudi Aramco Gives the World Its First $2 Trillion Company. But For How Long?