HYDERABAD: The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Telangana unit on Saturday extended full support to the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) employees' strike and asserted that it will stand by them till justice is delivered in the issue. "BJP has taken up this protest not only to support TSRTC employees' genuine and justifiable demands but we are also going to fight it out with the state government till justice is delivered," BJP's Telangana unit president Dr K Laxman told ANI. "The strike is going on for the last seven days. We are protesting against chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao's autocratic rule," he added. Laxman had earlier on October 7 said that the BJP is going to fight it out "democratically and legally" and see that the interest of TSRTC employees is protected. "The government cannot on its own in a single stroke, sack 50,000 workers who have been working for decades. They have got their own rights," he had said. The strike of the Telangana State Road … [Read more...] about Telangana: BJP extends support to TSRTC protest against KCR govt
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Go beyond your college classroom. Take part in fests. Pursue an internship, says Abhishek Ajmera.Image published for representational purposes only. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters Millennials and the Generation-Z are ready to dominate the workforce. It is expected that by the year 2020, the average age of an Indian will be 27 years. Technology is synonymous and automation today is transforming the lives globally. Millennials have an edge over their predecessors and are better equipped to battle industry 4.0; so is the Generation-Z who were born in the age of social media. They are much more industry ready than the previous generations, who joined their first job and honed their skills to perfection over the years. Nothing is constant in this rapidly changing ecosystem and it’s important that professionals equip themselves with knowledge and skills to stay relevant. The State of Working India 2019 report by Azim Premji University reported that urban women of … [Read more...] about Good grades will not get you a job. Skill yourself!
DUBAI: The head of Russian Helicopters said on Sunday that India was delaying the signing of a firm agreement for purchasing 140 helicopters despite providing all information. Chief Executive Andrey Boginsky also said it would benefit India if the planned order for over 100 rotorcraft for the Indian Navy could be combined with the 140 India is looking to buy for the Army. Russian Helicopters is owned by state-owned Russian conglomerate Rostec. India and Russia signed a deal in 2015 under Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ‘Make in India’ programme for the supply of 140 KA 226T helicopters with Russia to deliver 40 and the remaining to be assembled and manufactured in India. The two countries also have held preliminary talks for the supply of over 100 of the KA 226-T helicopters for the Indian Navy, Boginsky said. "We have done significant successful work and provided all information to India’s ministry of defence, unfortunately there is no efficient and quick … [Read more...] about India delaying signing helicopters deal: Russian Helicopters CEO
New Delhi (Sputnik) — As the wait continues for the Indian Navy to get Mine Counter Measure Vessels (MCMVs), the last batch of which retired in 2018, the government has arranged alternatives to these vessels, which are considered vital for keeping critical sea lanes safe. Without divulging too many details about the proposed alternative vessels, Subhash Bhamre, India's minister of state for defence, informed the parliament about the status of acquisition of alternate vessels to meet the requirement of the world's fifth-largest navy, which is operating without minesweepers. The Indian Navy needs at least 24 MCMVs to plug the shortfall. China, on the other hand, has more than 100 MCMVs. READ MORE: Indian Navy Begins Mine Countermeasures Exercise With US, Japan "In the meantime, in order to meet the requirement a contract for procurement of eight … [Read more...] about With No Deal for Minesweepers on the Cards, Indian Navy Hunts for Alternative
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Sunday put a value of up to USD 1.71 trillion on energy giant Aramco in what could be the world's biggest IPO, but missed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's initial target of USD 2 trillion. Aramco said it would sell 1.5 percent of the company in a blockbuster initial public offering worth USD 24-25.6 billion, scaling down Saudi Arabia's initial plan to sell up to five percent of the firm. "The base offer size will be 1.5 percent of the company's outstanding shares," the state-owned energy giant said as it began taking bids from investors in a price range of 30-32 Saudi riyals per share (USD 8-8.5). The much-delayed offering, a cornerstone of Prince Mohammed's ambitious plan to diversify the oil-reliant economy, rivals the world's biggest listing -- the USD 25 billion float of Chinese retail giant Alibaba in 2014. Aramco had initially been expected to list on two exchanges, with a first flotation of two percent on the kingdom's Tadawul bourse, followed by a … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia’s Energy Giant Aramco Declares $1.71 Trillion Valuation in Blockbuster IPO