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J&K authorities denies media reports on ‘frivolous grounds’ of PSA dossiers

Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti (L-R) Aday after wide criticism of “reasons” of ground of detention for “Public Safety Act” (PSA) slapped against two former Chief Ministers, the Jammu and Kashmir authorities have put out clarification on Public Safety Act (PSA) denying alleged “frivolous grounds” saying some part of the leaked document were for internal use. This comes after leaked ... Read More »

National Scholarship Portal: 7 lakh students registered on NSP Portal in Kashmir

As many as seven lakh students have been registered on the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) in Kashmir division till date. This was stated in a handout released on Saturday by Mohammad Younis Malik, Director of School Education, Kashmir. “Seven lakh students have so far been registered on the NSP for pre-matric and post-matric scholarship schemes. The number is expected to ... Read More »

Holding on to a job after age 50 isn’t always easy

You have 15 or fewer years until retirement, you have a sound retirement financial plan that is adequately funded, and you’re counting down the years. And then, out of the blue, you’re let go. Your retirement financial plan becomes suddenly irrelevant, since it had assumed several more years of peak earnings, along with commensurately larger contributions to your 401(k). Your ... Read More »

GDR manipulation: Sebi levies Rs 16 cr fine on Sanraa Media, its 6 officials

New Delhi: Regulator Sebi imposed a fine of over Rs 16 crore on Sanraa Media Ltd and its six officials in a matter related to manipulation of global depository receipts (GDRs). The order comes pursuant to an investigation conducted by Sebi in connection with several Indian companies that had issued GDRs in overseas market with the intention of defrauding Indian investors. Sebi found that ... Read More »

Advertising for a job? Mention the CTC on offer

Despite human resource (HR) professionals mentioning that individuals shouldn’t ask for salary details during a job search, in reality, that is the first piece of information sought. So when a top recruiter asked candidates to focus on the ‘job-role’ rather than ‘cost-to-company’ (CTC), this opened a can of worms. When an organisation is in the lookout of good talent, it ... Read More »

Crack down on piracy in entertainment biz

The government machinery must be empowered to block infringing websites and apps and prevent counterfeit products The Central government has shown foresight in identifying the media and entertainment industry as a champion sector. In the creative world, the tiniest idea gives birth to stories which take the form of various visual and performing arts. There are many livelihoods involved in ... Read More »

Two Important Lessons Learned From Spending $70 Million On Marketing

I spend about $100,000 every week marketing my company to businesses nationwide. Spending that much per week on marketing may strike many business owners as excessive. And for some businesses, it is. Obviously, I wasn’t spending $100,000 on marketing when I first started out in 1998. I didn’t have much working capital back then (just a $5,000 credit card, if ... Read More »

Google enters job search market with ‘Job Spots on Google Pay’

Expanding beyond digital payments, Google has introduced an entry-level job search platform Job Spots on Google Pay. The new platform aims to connect job seekers and employers for entry-level roles in the fast-growing sectors such as on-demand businesses, retail and hospitality. It uses machine learning to recommend entry-level roles that match a job seeker’s interests, skills and location preferences. To ... Read More »

RIP: Google+ is officially dead as Google pulls the plug on consumer accounts

It’s official. About eight years after it’s debut, Google has officially pulled the plug on its social network, Google+. We’ve known for quite some time that today would mark the end of Google+, and mid-day on April 2nd, the company pulled the plug on the network’s consumer version. If you head over to plus.google.com right now, you’ll no longer be greeted with ... Read More »

Man, Woman Live Stream Suicide On Social Media In Punjab: Cops

Their bodies were found in the fields, police said (Representational) SANGRUR:  A young man and a woman shot themselves dead in Punjab’s Sangrur, streaming their suicide live on social media, police said Thursday. The alleged suicide took place at Gujjran village, about four kilometres away from Dirba town of Sangrur district, on Wednesday night, the police said. Their bodies were ... Read More »