The government today launched a host of online initiatives including a mobile App ‘Smart Consumer’ and an ‘Online Consumer Mediation Centre (OCMC)’ to provide speedy redressal of consumer grievances.
The initiatives were unveiled by Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan at a function in New Delhi on the occasion of National Consumer Day today. A helpline 14404 was also launched for conusmer related grievances. Speaking on the Mr Paswan said, this is the age of technology and educating the consumer and redressing his grievances in this digital world is a challenge. AIR correspondent reports that the mobile app of the Consumer Helpline and the Smart Consumer App for accessing product information and online communities will benefit the consumers in the digital world. Besides, another initiative Microsite based on the theme Digitally Safe Consumer Campaign was also launched to help consumers for being vigilant and not falling prey to cyber frauds.
Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan also said that Consumer Protection Bill, is at an advanced stage and has a provision for mediation. He said, the new bill has stringent provisions against misleading advertisements and unfair trade practices. The Minister said, celebrities should check facts about the products before doing endorsement.
Shareholders of Tata Motors have voted to remove independent director Nusli Wadia from the board of directors at an extraordinary general meeting held yesterday during which 71.20 per cent of the shareholders voted in favour of a resolution moved by Tata Sons to remove Mr Wadia as independent director of Tata Motors.
On Wednesday, Mr Wadia was removed as independent director from the board of Tata Steel.
Pakistan today released 220 Indian fishermen from Malir jail in Karachi. They were arrested for what Pakistan authorities termed as violating territorial waters of Pakistan in Arabian Sea.
According to official sources, the fishermen were released as a goodwill gesture. The goodwill gesture comes amid strain in ties between the two countries after Pakistan-based terrorists attacked an Indian army base in Uri in September.
The Jail superintendent Hassan Sehto told PTI that the fishermen boarded a train to Lahore, from where they will be handed over to Indian authorities at the Wagah border. Sehto said the interior ministry ordered the release of the 220 fishermen while 219 are still in our custody.
Last week, the Pakistan fishermen forum claimed that Indian maritime authorities had picked up dozens of Pakistani fishermen from inside Pakistan’s territorial waters near the Gujarat coastline and taken them away, though the government has not responded to the claim so far.
Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare has criticized Arvind Kejriwal for not fulfilling the promise of putting his party’s donors list in public domain. In a letter to Mr. Kejriwal, the veteran activist wrote that the Dellhi Chief Minister made several promises at Rajghat during anti-corruption agitation, which includes putting the donations received by the AAP on the party website. He also expressed displeasure over functioning of the AAP. Hazare said that while other parties get donations from people for their “selfish interests”, people gave funds to Aam Aadmi Party to bring in change.
Defence and Research Development Organization, DRDO has successfully flight tested the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon, SAAW, from an Indian Air Force aircraft. In a statement today, the DRDO said, the flight test was conducted at the integrated test range in Chandipur, Odisha yesterday.
SAAW is an indigenously designed and developed 120 kilogram class smart weapon, developed by DRDO. It is capable of engaging ground targets with high precision up to a range of 100 kilo metres. The light weight high precision guided bomb is one of the world class weapons systems.
The captive and release trials were tracked by Radar and Telemetry ground stations at Interim Test Range during the entire duration of the flight. The DRDO said, performance of all systems were satisfactory with all the mission objectives achieved.
Rashid Khan two back in second place, SSP Chawrasia lurks in third
Kolkata, December 24, 2016: Thailand’s Pariya Junhasavasdikul regained the sole lead in round three of the McLeod Russel Tour Championship 2016 after he shot the day’s best score of four-under-68 at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC). Pariya, the leading foreign player in the field, totaled 14-under-202 after the penultimate round to enjoy a two-shot lead at the Rs. 1.5 crore PGTI year-ending event.
Delhi’s Rashid Khan stayed in touch with the leader after a third round of two-under-70 to be second at 12-under-204. He thus kept his Rolex Ranking title hopes alive.
Kolkata’s SSP Chawrasia, the winner of the tournament’s inaugural edition in 2012, came up with a third round of three-under-69 to lurk in third place at nine-under-207 and remain in contention.
Rolex Ranking leader Shubhankar Sharma (70) of Panchkula was a further shot behind in fourth place. As things stand, he is still the best placed to win the Rolex Player of the Year title.
Two-time Asian Tour winner Pariya Junhasavasdikul (66-68-68), the joint second round leader, was off to an explosive start in round three courtesy a hot putter. The wire-to-wire leader birdied the first three holes with conversions from a range of 10 to 30 feet. He added another on the eighth to make the turn at four-under.
Pariya then had a quiet spell till the 14th before an excellent recovery from the bunker and a 12-feet conversion helped him pick up his fifth birdie of the day on the 15th. His only blemish was the bogey on 16 where he missed an up and down from 50 yards. The 32-year-old Pariya is now in line to become the first foreigner to win the McLeod Russel Tour Championship.
Pariya said, “I feel my performance so far is a reflection of the fact that I’ve really enjoyed myself coming to Kolkata and the RCGC for the first time. I love the atmosphere, the spectators, the people and the food here.
“I had a better start than expected and that made it easier for me later on in the round. However, the course still presented quite a few challenges as was evident from my even-par on the back-nine.
“Even a six-shot lead is not enough at this venue, so I’m not going to relax at any stage in the final round. There are a lot of big Indian names chasing me, especially Rashid Khan, so it’s not going to be easy. I just need to continue playing in the same manner.
“I enjoyed watching Rashid play today. He hit some great iron shots. We also chatted a bit during the round.”
Rashid Khan (70-64-70), who shared the lead with Pariya in round two, slipped one position to second after mixing four birdies with two bogeys on Friday. Rashid, currently fourth in the Rolex Ranking, had a 20-feet birdie conversion on the fifth but also missed out on a 20-feet par putt on the last hole that pushed him two back.
Rashid, a winner of two titles on the PGTI this year, said, “I have to work on my putting stroke as I missed a lot of putts which went to the right of the hole. Once you’re a little confused with your putting, it gets tough, as putting is half your game. I have to sort this out if I have to win tournaments.
“There’s a lot to play for in the final round as I have to win if I want to seal the Rolex Ranking title,” added Khan.
Kolkata’s SSP Chawrasia, lying tied third after day two, improved his position marginally as he closed the day in sole third. Local lad Chawrasia will be looking to roll back the clock to 2012 when he won the inaugural edition of the McLeod Russel Tour Championship after being four off the lead on day three.
Panchkula’s Shubhankar Sharma closed the day in fourth at eight-under-208. As things stand at the moment, he is expected to finish on top of the Rolex Ranking, slightly ahead of Rashid Khan.
Gaganjeet Bhullar (seven-under-209), Khalin Joshi (six-under-210) and Shiv Kapur (five-under-211) occupied the fifth, sixth and seventh places respectively.
Jyoti Randhawa and rookie Aman Raj were joint 10th at three-under-213. As things stand, Patna’s Aman Raj is expected to end up with the highest earnings among the rookies and as a result win the PGTI Emerging Player of the Year title.
Jeev Milkha Singh and Mukesh Kumar were a further shot back in tied 13th.
The Kolkata duo of Rahil Gangjee (one-under-215) and Arjun Atwal (four-over-220) were tied 16th and tied 38th respectively.
Reigning Rolex Ranking champion Chikkarangappa, also the defending champion of the event, was placed tied 35th at three-over-219.
GoI had taken so many BIG Decisions without any success like demonetization but had not taken this Critical decision to takeover KG Basin blocks from RIL & GSPC for their gross Incompetence & Scam in reporting Discoveries and then failing to produce even 1% of the promise.
India could have avoided IMPORTS of Petroleum & Energy worth $2 Trillion.
India could have Double The GDP growth and Clean Environment.
ONGC has performed exceedingly well given limited resource allocations.
GoI may takeover all the associated ASSETS including Pipelines from RIL & GSPC and pay them say $2b in 5 annual installments [CAG Valuation] THROUGH ORDINANCE so that ONGC can work on developing Discoveries Expeditiously than Investing in IMPORT Terminals that shall further INFLATE ENERGY IMPORTS – Drag on Indian Economy.
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$3B SPENT ON FIELD – ONGC to Pay $1.2 B for GSPC Assets in KG Basin
Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) will pay $1.2 billion for Gujarat State Petroleum Corp’s (GSPC) entire 80% stake in the Deen Dayal West field and six other finds in the KG Basin in a deal that would help the Gujarat firm deleverage.
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