HC issues notice over defective VVPAT, EVMs

first_imgActing on a petition filed by the Congress, the Gujarat High Court on Monday issued a notice to the Election Commission of India (ECI) and the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Gujarat over defective EVMs and VVPAT units detected during checks held before the Assembly polls.The Congress had demanded that defective Electronic Voting Machines and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail units be sealed and not used during State polls scheduled to be held on December 9 and 14.The party said that around 7% of the 70,182 VVPAT units were found to be defective during first-level checks ahead of polls.A Division Bench of Justice Akil Kureshi and Justice A.J. Kogje issued the notice and asked the ECI and the CEO to submit a response by November 13.last_img read more

EPL: Tottenham Hotspurs end Pep Guardiola’s perfect EPL start by beating Manchester City

first_imgTottenham ended Pep Guardiola’s perfect Premier League start with Manchester City with an impressive 2-0 victory on Sunday that left the London club as the only unbeaten side.Far from suffering a hangover after last season’s title-challenge collapse, Spurs are enjoying their best-ever start to a top-flight campaign.City trailed for the first time in the league this season in calamitous circumstances when Aleksandar Kolarov diverted the ball into his own goal in the ninth minute.Tottenham extended its lead as its energetic, pressing game proved too slick to handle for City. Dele Alli combined with Heung-Min Son before sweeping a shot past Claudio Bravo in the 37th minute.Bravo did save Erik Lamela’s second-half penalty but City could not avoid slumping to its first loss under Guardiola and its second setback of the week after being held by Celtic in the Champions League.City and Tottenham complete the seventh round as they started in first and second place. Tottenham is only a point behind now, though, after Mauricio Pochettino sealed his first victory over Guardiola since the opening spell of his managerial career in 2009 when Espanyol conquered Barcelona.A relatively kind fixture list at the start of his City career meant this was Guardiola’s first big test. He flunked it. (Also read: EPL: Manchester United held 1-1 by last-place Stoke after David De Gea mistake)Although City has already won a Manchester derby against Jose Mourinho’s United, that was against a side still rebuilding from last season’s fifth-place finish. The other victories have all come against teams in the bottom half of the table.advertisementTottenham posed City questions that lethargic City – sorely missing the injured Kevin de Bruyne’s distribution – could not answer. The visitors were out-pressed by the hosts, whose mastery of the high-energy passing game is straight from the Guardiola playbook.While the early-season narratives have focused on the collision of managerial titans Guardiola and Mourinho in Manchester, the steady but impressive progress Tottenham has made under Pochettino since 2014 is often understated.Last season, Tottenham was champion Leicester’s closest challenger until a late implosion dropped it to third place, which was still its highest in the Premier Leaguer era.If it keeps up this term’s impressive form, Tottenham’s sights will be set even higher, with the north London club longing for a first championship success since 1961.LEICESTER DRAW 0-0 WITH SOUTHAMPTONMeanwhile, Leicester failed to reproduce its Champions League form in drawing 0-0 at home to Southampton in another disappointing result in its title defense.The champions have won just two of their opening seven league games, having won both of their matches so far in the club’s first-ever Champions League campaign – the latest coming against Porto on Tuesday.last_img read more

Fortis Healthcare shares crash despite company keeping options open on stake sale

first_imgEmployees sit on the helpdesk reception of the Fortis Memorial Hospital at Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, May 20, 2015.Reuters fileShares of Fortis Healthcare, the super-speciality hospitals’ chain, have dropped 12.9 percent to close at Rs 172.30 on Friday after Malaysia’s Integrated Healthcare Holdings (IHH) reportedly pulled out of talks to acquire a stake in the company, controlled by Malvinder and Shivinder Singh.Promoters, including Malvinder and Shivinder, own 52.30 percent stake in Fortis Healthcare; foreign portfolio investors including Nomura, Standard Chartered, Morgan Stanley, East Bridge Capital Master and International Finance Corporation hold 34.5 percent stake. Retail investors hold close to 7.8 percent, according to shareholding pattern details as of March 31, 2017.A clarification by the company at around 1 pm on the matter could not stem the fall in the share price of Fortis Healthcare that operates in Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka, apart from India.The Fortis board’s decision to approve option for raising funds up to Rs 5,000 crore had fuelled speculations of a stake sale, though the company kept its options open. “Please note that the company is still evaluating the best-possible way to raise the fund and no firm decision in this regard has been approved by the board till date. We will keep the stock exchanges updated/informed…,” the company said in a regulatory filing to the BSE.The statement implied that the company did not rule out stake sale as one of the options to raise funds to drive growth.For the year ended March 31, 2017, Fortis Healthcare reported consolidated revenues of Rs 4,573 crore and net profit of Rs 479 crore.last_img read more

After Mahesh Vithika fights with Punarnavi Varun takes Navis side in Bigg

first_imgVithika Sheru’s argument with Bigg Boss Telugu 3Screenshot of hotstar videoAfter Mahesh Vitta, Vithika Sheru was seen having a heated argument with Punarnavi Bhupalam in Bigg Boss Telugu 3 on Tuesday. But her husband Varun Sandesh took Navi’s side and said that his wife was at fault.As the July 30th episode of Bigg Boss Telugu 3 began, Vithika and Punarnavi were seen having a difference of opinion over giving Sreemukhi a responsibility. Later in the day, Bigg Boss informed that the gas and water supply was cut as a part of the luxury budget task and the housemates have to keep cycling 3 bicycles in the garden area to get continuous supply to the house. Everyone tried their best in the task.In the middle of the task, Punarnavi asked Vithika to take part in the task to which Vithika replied that she prepared 35 to 40 dosas for the inmates and others taking part in the task voluntarily. But Punarnavi’s reply irked Vithika, who yelled at her. To this, Varun took Navi’s side and cross-questioned his wife. Have your say in the pollVote: Who among these 8 contestants should be eliminated from Bigg Boss Telugu 3 in week 2? 1. Vithika Sheru 18.4% 2. Sreemukhi 17.89% 3. Mahesh Vitta 15.59% 4. Jaffar Babu 12.21% 5. Himaja Reddy 10% 6. Varun Sandesh 9.46% 7. Punarnavi Bhupalam 8.78% 8. Rahul Sipligunj 7.67% This lead to an argument between all the three. Vithika burst into tears and walks away when her husband continued to support Punarnavi. Ravi, Rohini and others tried to console her. Finally, Varun tries to convince the issue to Vithika in the restroom. The two sorted out their differences and apologized to each other.When the couple entered the house of Bigg Boss Telugu 3, many viewers feared that they should not have come together on the show. Their decision might lead to creating differences between the two and lead to divorce. After seeing the drama on Tuesday, some of them felt that the couple is slowly heading towards splitting. Here is what they have to say about this whole episode.•✨♡Arshi Stuck♡✨• @YouMeRabbaVe VR @imrvishnu #vithika ‍♂️  irritated a lot in today episode… didn’t understand whether she suffering with stomach pain or head ache  … not sure whether she knows   #BiggBossTelugu3 Sreemukhi is wayyyy better than Punarnavi. Punarnavi aa nasa enti thali. Vithika vanta chesindi ga. It is team wrk n if not today, she will do it tomm. Big deal. Eeme ki task artam kaaka andarni nasa pertundi  #BiggBossTelugu3 Vitika simple issue ni serious ga teesukuntadi and normal ga cheppedi kuda chala harsh ga convey chestadi. Short temper and loud mouth. #BiggBossTelugu3 I agree with her point. But punarnavi didn’t say it rudely no. She has to take it easy. She could have said the same thing normally without shouting. The way she responds to an issue is not good. She takes everything as an attack on her. #BiggBossTelugu3 Vitika got pissed with punarnavi. Navi got upset. Varun tried to calm them down. Vitika shouted again.. Even though her points are valid.. Varun supported navi because she was ‘shouting’ and he doesn’t want his wife to screw up her relationship with her friend. #BiggBossTelugu3 She is not the only one who cooked Ashu Reddy also helped if u see properly. Unadhi 15 members each 2 dosa Total 30.then she hardly made 15 to 20 dosa and she is saying 35 to 40 ❓❓ they limited luxury budget too BiggBossTeluguFan @BiggBossTelugu2 Why #VithikaSheru keep on checking cameras while she talks??? She is definitely big irritating woman in the house #BiggBoss3Telugu #BiggBossTeluguSeason3 #BiggBossTelugu3 @StarMaa Episode10: #VarunSandesh is an active volcano who doesn’t know when he will explode on his wife. Clearly not showing his anger because of cameras.#biggbosstelugu3 @StarMaa #BiggBossTelugu3 #VithikaSheru BiggBossTelugu3 @TeluguBiggBoss3 #BiggBossTelugu3 Don’t see logic in pple’s voting if U R not vting for vithika for ystday’s over drama then same logic shd be applied on punarnavi as well. She instigated her basing on the fact that she didnt participate in cycle task with out considering her effort in kitchen.. TeluguBiggBoss @RealMeSunny Sandhya @Sandhyaa1996 The writer @ThewriterVS I don’t think so.. Wife tho issues quite common. ayina aa godava ninna ne sorry cheppukoni idaru cool ayyaru. ippudu godava vere la anipistundi. #BiggBossTelugu3 I support vithika in today’s episode.she cooked..punarnvi pointing her was not fair.there is no point if everyone starts fightng to be on cycle..punarnavi is being overconfident n showing her real self.rahul simplignj is in love it seems, blindly supportng her #BiggBossTelugu3 I am sure punarnvi will take all the praises to her head..today we saw her attitude while speaking to vithika and shivjyoti..ppl callng her mature shud w8 n see how she changes..just don’t fall for her looks.outer beauty need not make a persn beautiful frm inside #BiggBossTelugu3 #BiggBoss3Telugu #BiggBossTelugu3  #Telugubiggboss3 Looks like punarnavi wantedly locking horns with Vithika for some reason, nd Vthika is exactly getting trapped in Punarnavi’s scheme of whatever it is. Vthika is definitely getting into bad books for not controlling her emotions Visa Sriram @visasriram Today’s drama provided as per the script by Vithika Sheru, the drama queen of #BiggBossTelugu3. Varun has patience which comes with being with a woman like Vithika, no doubt, but I guess he needs to take a stand for himself in the #BiggBossTelugu3 house, unless it’s a plan (looks like it) by the couple. People know Varun more than Vithika. He needs the win more than her. Sammakka.Saarakka @SSaarakka It’s time for #VithikaSheru to exit the house. 1. She is gossiping 2. Just want to make big scene for small things (last with week #Mahesh and this week with #punarnavi)  3. #Varun would play better without her. This video an example of her drama! #BiggBossTelugu3 biggbosstelugu3 @biggbosstelugu9 Hari Krishna @Krishna19Hari Lalitha @Lalitha12618607 Aruna vedula karra @Arunaved272 I think Vithika is Right Cooking is not an easy thing.it exhausts our body and it requires atleast 15 mins to recover from that stress.what is Navi is doing in house actually.never seen her doing any work. another Sunayana without tanish #BiggBossTelugu3 She’s not mad on Navi. She’s mad on his Hus for supporting navi instead of her.its every wife’s nature around the world. No women on earth like this thing even though it’s her mistake. #BiggBossTelugu3 strategic move by vithika and varun… to gain screen space and image. Last week screen space for Issue with mahesh, this week screen space for remainding the task… by navi… punarnavi most deserved candidate for final..5last_img read more