The government will create a more enabling environment for veterans to start businesses, with measures set up in reserved areas for veterans in startup incubators or industrial zones. Veterans who set up businesses are entitled to financial and tax benefits, the guideline said. … [Read more...] about Veterans, cancer drugs and nuisance calls among key topics raised
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The tourism activity came to a halt after lockdown came into force on March 23, a day after the Janata Curfew. Though lockdown restrictions were relaxed for many commercial activities, tourism and entertainment joints were not allowed. Despite officially opening, commercial activity in the historic city is yet to pick up. Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday last indicated at imposing a fresh lockdown in Greater Hyderabad limits considering the alarmingly increasing number of Covid cases. Following this, a large number of people left for their hometowns. Pending a decision by the state government on lockdown, the ASI came up with the announcement. Several traders around Charminar have been voluntarily observing lockdown for the last ten days. Some traders have decided to observe the lockdown till July 8. Charminar draws a crowd of around one lakh visitors every month. ASI superintendent, Archaeologist (Hyderabad circle), Milan Kumar Chauley held a meeting with the officials … [Read more...] about Hyderabad: Charminar, Golconda Fort to re-open from July 6
Astonishingly, nowhere in the 1993 agreement is there the provision to recognise the existing lines of deployment of the respective armies, as they were in 1993. The agreement does not reflect any attempt to have each side recognise the other’s line of deployment of troops at the time it was signed. That would have been the logical starting point. If both armies are to respect the LAC, where is the line? The ambiguity over the LAC has brought a prolonged sense of unease and uncertainty and thus exponentially contributed to the military build-up in those areas. The absence of a definition of this line allows ever new and surreptitious advances on the ground. … [Read more...] about A phantom called the Line of Actual Control
Rituparna Chatterjee from San Francisco tells us how making your software products free can possibly help you earn more profits despite all the bugs and challenges. Imagine what would happen if Coca Cola shared its secret formula, or a popular restaurant shared its secret sauce recipe. When source codes of software are shared beyond the secret society of their proprietors, a whole new world with unimaginable technical possibilities is opened. Contrary to popular belief that the proprietors of the secret sauce would lose their pie, they actually get a slice of a much, much larger pie, which makes better business sense. After all, many of today's tech rock stars like Google and Facebook follow the open source paradigm. These firms had implemented their ideas using open source technologies when they had started. And today, they allow free distribution of software developed by them for their internal use. Such open-sourcing enables newer startups to take advantage, yet again. Like … [Read more...] about Making an open source software can be more profitable in the long term
This awareness of book bouquets led to an awareness of the smells of other books as well. School textbooks had varying odours, the foreign-printed ones carried one kind of threat, the locally printed ones, including the Hindi ones, had a totally different release. Special again were the Indian books printed on letterpress, but even here there were separations to be made: the Gujarati books, of which my house was full, had one kind of aroma; Sahaj Path, the classic Tagore and Nandalal Bose Bangla primer and various Bengali books and magazines were nasally identifiable as another specific group; the foreign art books, with copious picture plates, had their own gluey mystery; the propaganda magazines from the two big superpowers also gave off competing essences — Span, the official American organ in India, was glossy and smelled like refined chemicals whereas Soviet Land, the Russian counterpart, made one think of machinery clawing into chalk quarries. … [Read more...] about Books in a bottle: Will the smell of books become a thing of the past?