Varthur Lake: After heavy rain, chemical ‘snowfall’ in Bengaluru

Varthur Lake: After heavy rain, chemical ‘snowfall’ in Bengaluru

BENGALURU: Pre-Monsoon showers provide a much needed respite Bengaluréens in a difficult summer. However, the rain only adds to the problems of those who live near the lakes of the city. The heavy rains that hit the city during the last week resulted in the enamelled Varthur Lake. With toxic foam spread over the main road at Whitefield, passengers struggled to negotiate traffic Saturday and Sunday.
Pravir B, a member of the Whitefield Rising group, said the wire mesh erected on the edge of the lake along the Whitefield main road had prevented the foam from entering the streets until the rain made the condition worse. “We noticed a foam on the road on Saturday morning.There is a mesh on one side of the road where no foam was lost.But the winds have led to a foam explosion on the other side of the lake and Entering the road, which in fact alters between the foam in the helmets and makes contact with the skin, “he added.
The unbearable smell of the lake has only added to the evils of travelers and residents. “The foam also connected a hospital and a nearby mall,” the residents said.
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Images and videos of Varthur Lake foam were posted on various social media platforms, and many citizens criticize civilian agencies for their inability to solve a recurring problem. Despite the mesh traps and limited foam in the streets, the foam continues to enter the village Varthur. On Saturday morning, the Commissioner of the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), Rakesh Singh, made a routine inspection of Varthur Lake.
“Varthur Kodi Junction is a very crowded place, and everyone is affected by the foam. Remember that it would happen, given the fact that pollution due to pollution Of the lake was carried out has not been addressed, “Pravir said.
Subramanyapura lake continues
While Bellandur and Varthur lakes have been in the news of the foam, and even catch fire, other bodies of water in the city joined the list of contaminated lakes in Bangalore.
Residents living around the lake near Subramanyapura Uttarahalli in south Bangalore were surprised to see the west side of the lake foaming Saturday morning.
We have identified about 20 industries and apartment complexes near the lake, and I intend to meet with representatives of these institutions Wednesday. I want to ensure that we follow the example of Bellandur ensuring that all STP and industries are inspected regularly by our agents in Vrishabhavathy Valley. Let’s take this very seriously. ”
The state of our lakes goes from bad to worse. The agglomeration of Varthur Lake is alarming.
Lake Subramanyapura is a new addition to this list. It exposes the failure of the Authority for the conservation and development of KSPCB Karnataka lake and the protection of our lakes against industrial pollution. Each lake is used to discharge construction debris and solid waste. The whole town gathered to recover Bengaluréens lakes under Bangalou united. We will not rest until our lakes are restored to their pristine glory.

PEG ratio can help you spot multibaggers; 10 stocks which rose over 100% in 1 year

Finding value in the Indian market is difficult, especially at times when markets are operating at record levels. Benchmarks rose more than 17 percent over the past year, but there are many stocks that have more than doubled over the same period.

Finding value in the markets, although most stocks have doubled in the last year could be a difficult task. To make the job easier for investors, there is a relationship that is easy to calculate and is readily available, ie the PEG ratio.

The PEG or price / earnings ratio for EPS annual growth can provide a more complete picture of the population, especially in a bull market when the P / E ratio tends to inflate.

A price-earnings ratio (PE) can be calculated by dividing the market value of the share by earnings per share (EPS). The relationship between PE and profit growth provides an overview if inventory and evaluation with respect to P / E alone.

There are a number of actions that have experienced a significant price increase if followed by the PEG ratio. To simplify, we have compiled a list of top ten stocks that have more than doubled investor wealth and still have a lower PEG ratio below 1.

Some stocks whose PEG ratio is less than 1 include such names as Avanti Feeds JM Financial, Sunteck Real Estate, Dewan Financing Housing, Edelweiss Financial Services, Balkrishna Industries, REC, Can Fin Homes and Lakshmi Vilas Bank.

“PEG is a good criterion for evaluating the assessment of a population, especially in upward markets when PE indicates an exaggeration. It is true that the PEG less than 1 leaves a margin of safety, even when the stock has a total price,” he said. VK Vijayakumar, chief investment strategist Geojit Financial services Moneycontrol.

“PEG inventories with investment of less than 1 deserve.But we should not conclude that a greater than 1 indicates PEG overvaluation and high risk. Recently, some stocks with more than 1 PEG have yielded good returns,” he said.

The theory suggests that less than 1 PEG ratio indicates that the stock is undervalued and analysts’ consensus estimates are currently too low. On the other hand, more than 1 PEG ratio suggests that the expectation of market growth is higher than consensus estimates.

The relationship can not be applied to all sectors. This works best for stocks that have a cyclical nature and to be more efficient, investors should use a growth rate based on the last 3 years, experts suggest.

“For growth, investors should consider long-term growth (growth of at least 3 years). This will reduce the cyclical element in growth and reduce error in calculating the ratio,” said Shashank Khade, senior director and advisers for Investment of capital Entrust Family Office to Moneycontrol. Although PEG is a good indicator, it should be used with other criteria. A bit indicator used, but it is important Gains Performance, experts suggest.

The performance of the results is the EBIT divided by the value of the company. “Efficiency gains over 5 percent is good, which can be used with the PEG ratio,” said Vijayakumar Geojit Financial Services.

Al Jazeera: Good, bad, and a little ugly

The new player was in the middle of a news bulletin, reporting on the Egyptian army’s blowing tanks at a Cairo mosque, in which members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been blocked. It was high drama at first and Al Jazeera was at the top of their game covering the tumult in Egypt after the army resumed a few years ago.

But then the script went wrong. The newsreader was taken and said that the shots were also fired from inside the besieged mosque. What he said was against the narrative that based in Doha the chain based in Doha, always accused of being a supporter of the Muslim Brother wanted to build, and was quickly replaced. After a brief period of news, the newsletter continued with a different anchor.

The attitude the network has played that night in 2013 also illustrates why other nations in its neighborhood, such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, are alarmed. The output of the chain is elegant and stellar journalism, but often rabieux snores for a region that has little freedom of the press. The chain’s dynamic route coverage is also at the heart of the diplomatic conflict between Qatar and the bloc of Saudi-led nations. Among others, who want to do before Qatar ties are normalized, countries want Al Jazeera is closed and the “threat” stops.

Why so many countries that look red to see Al Jazeera is not difficult to guess. The Gulf is not a place for press freedom and that includes Qatar, which has recently blocked an independent news website, Doha News.

Reports even a pet market stolen a local souk or anything that portrays the realm in a rather bad light can invite you to visit the dreaded ICD. A Qatari poet condemned to life to write a poem against the king had only a superficial mention in the local media, including Al Jazeera; The expulsion of a foreign journalist after being stripped and locked up in prison for being diagnosed with HIV a few years ago showed that the media was the right place in the country.

Much of the opprobrium Al Jazeera is reserved for the rest of the region where, mostly despot leaders, they are open to thoughts, but repugnant critics. Country name and all have imprisoned any Al Jazeera journalists, is expelled from the channel at one time or another in their report.

There are a few years, the station Peter Greste and two months he spent in Egyptian prison for his reports. Today, Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein has been behind bars in Egypt for nearly six months.

Practical journalism that the channel is mostly exemplary. The deep pockets of Al Jazeera allow you to hire the best and brightest and the newsroom from all continents and nationalities is a mini-United Nations. More boots on the spot in places like the Arab world and Africa gives you an edge over other international rivals.

But the hunger lines simmer underneath and they are mainly related to religion. Under its open multiculturalism and globalization, Al Jazeera at its heart remains an Arab Muslim channel. Top managers and several editors might be Westerners, but critics call editorials are necessarily taken by those in the region.

So there are many shades of Al Jazeera. His English arms, started in 2006, are soft and sophisticated. The original Arab channel that first courted international fame and notoriety, along with Osama Ben Laden’s tapes a few years after its release in 1996, is a bit more direct. Mubashr Misr, the local variant of the Arab chain was much more stormy and bitter.

The line between journalism and activism is expected to be blurred given the history and personal preferences of executives. Many in the press room of Al Jazeera were put in trouble and outraged to see Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood being ousted by the military as president of Egypt, especially to be Muslim and Egyptian.

BJP leaders who quit last week over cattle trade ban to hold beef fest in Meghalaya

Several Saturday night, several former BJP members organize a beef festival in Meghalaya Tura, protesting the decision of the government of the Union controlled by its old party to ban the trade of cattle for the massacre.

The event, attended by 2,000 people, will include portions of meat dishes and alcohol consumption, opposed by people who follow the Hindutva ideology shared by BJP members. Hindus consider the cow a sacred animal.

“I came out of the BJP when the party was trying to impose the Hindutva ideology on us.” We feel out of place at the party. Beef consumption is part of our tradition and our group is our way of showing how beef is Intrinsic to our culture, “said Bernard N Marak, BJP district president in the West Garo Hills before his resignation last week.

The predominant religion is Meghalaya Christianity and meat consumption is common. Since the government has ordered banning of livestock trade last month, a number of leaders and about 5,000 members of the Garo hills of Meghalaya BJP left the party.

Four days after Bernard Bachu C Marak, president of the northern district of the Garo Hills, also quit smoking BJP. And the resignations of about 5,000 youth workers were followed. On Saturday, two former BJP leaders, hundreds of people who have left the party and their friends and family will gather in Tura, West Garo Hills, to consume beef and “Bitchi” a local drink.

“There will be music, food and parties, we intend to start at 5:30 p.m. and continue until late.
The events are seen as bad news for the BJP before the Assembly elections next year. The Garo Hills region has 24 of the 60 seats in the assembly and is crucial for planning meetings to expel the government from Congress.

But the BJP leaders in the state and the Center do not seem upset by the beef challenge. They say that deserters are opportunists and give up because their chances of getting tickets for the match in the assembly polls were slim.

“We welcome the resignations. There is nothing to fear because we talk about the general ban on the cow slaughter, said Shibun Lyngdoh, party party chairman.

Notification Center sparked rumors in Nagaland and Mizoram. It is expected that the mounting surveys in both countries next year and, like Meghalaya, the two states have dominant Christian population and meat consumption is common.

According to data published by the National Organization of the Survey sample (NSSO) in 2015, seven of the eight states in the region (except Tripura) were among the 10 consumer states consuming beef / buffalo in the country.

Meghalaya has surpassed the list with almost 81% of the total population that consume beef and buffalo. The figure of Nagaland was 57% and 23% for Mizoram.

Modi-Sharif meet in Astana a pit stop in the rough ride that India-Pak ties are

Nothing happens until it happened. The axiom captures better coaster than the ties between India and Pakistan.

Once again, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a milestone with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at the annual meeting of the Shangahi Cooperation Organization (OCS) in Astana on Thursday. It was more than an exchange of pleasures, the sources said. Modi asked him about Sharif’s health. The Pakistani PM had a heart surgery May 31, 2016 and called Modi before the procedure in a hospital in the UK.

“Best wishes to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Sahab for his open-hearted operation on Tuesday, and for his speedy recovery and good health,” Modi had then tweeted.

The meeting in the capital of Kazak was its first after surgery and a year of deterioration of bilateral relations.

Modi also asked Sharif’s mother and family when he spoke with the Pakistani leader before the usual SCO concert.

There would have been a better fit and a better time to break the ice, even if it is a meaningful dialogue at a certain distance.

India and Pakistan will be admitted Friday in the SCO, a Eurasian alliance seeking greater security and military cooperation among member countries. The two bad neighbors, with great mutual distrust, would find it difficult to work together unless they control bilateral hostilities. The fact of playing against the script is nothing unusual in relations between India and Pakistan with uncertainty, even at best.

Sharif became the first MP of Pakistan to attend an Indian jurae counterpart when Modi himself and other South Asian leaders invited in Delhi in May 2014.

Modi took them all by surprise when he made an unannounced stop at Lahore Sharif’s residence on 25 December 2015, returning from Kabul.

The Christmas visit came a few days after the two leaders had a brief unscheduled meeting on November 30 in the framework of the 21st United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris.

The meeting paved the way for two national security advisers in Bangkok on December 6, 2015. The meeting was kept secret until it was completed.

A joint press release announced the meeting between Indian NSA Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart, Lieutenant General Nasir Khan Janjua and foreign ministers S Jaishankar and Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhury. Discussions focused on “peace and security, terrorism, Jammu and Kashmir and other issues, such as peace along the Line of Control,” the Foreign Ministry said.

But there have been a number of terrorist attacks since the daring attack on the Pathankot air base in January 2016, a week after the Lahore Modi surprise, and the links have been in free fall again.

In March of the same year, Pakistan announced the arrest of the former Indian Navy officer Kulbushan Jadhav for espionage purposes. A military court April 10, 2017 sentenced to death, vitiating the atmosphere even more. India has appealed to the International Court of Justice after 18 years to save Jadhav.

And nothing reflects the complexity of relations between India and Pakistan better than the case of Jadhav.

While the prime ministers met in Astana, the two sides resumed the ICJ, Pakistan demanding an earlier hearing.

The ICJ has Jadhav pending death penalty, but Pakistan has said a security problem, something that the world court can not decide.

Modi, sources, believes that the prejudice of civilian leadership is not the right way to solve bilateral problems, although the Pakistani army, the last word when it comes to links with India.

Facts concocted, CBI raids a signal to free press: NDTV’s Prannoy Roy

NDTV co-founder Prannoy Roy said Friday that CBI bank fraud allegations were a “ridiculous and concise set of facts” and that the move was “a signal to all free press in India.” Addressing a meeting of mediators Press Club of India Friday, four days after the raids were carried out on the properties of the founders of the NDTV, Prannoy and Radhika Roy, said: “It is not NDTV. All of us and that there is no case – there is a ridiculous and concise set of facts – in fact even greater signal They try to tell us – we can punish him even if he has done nothing wrong. ”
Roy was accompanied by senior journalists such as Kuldip Nayar, Om Thanvi, Raj Chengappa, Shekhar Gupta, Rajdeep Sardesai, former minister, author and journalist Arun Shourie, journalist and former member of the Rajya Sabha, H K Dua and jurist Fali Nariman. Speakers criticized the ICC raids as an attempt to curb the freedom of the press, while warning the media against the seizure of power in the hands of the government.
Roy said his fight was not against the IWC, the Department of I-T or erectile dysfunction, but against the politicians who said, use these institutions and “ruin and destroy our country.”
Time and transparent probe in the matter required, said: “Today, they undertake to respond to these false accusations in an open and transparent manner …”. Radhika (Roy) and myself and NDTV have never touched a black silver rupee. Never bribe a person into our lives. ”
Nariman said “The FIR presented by the IWC is definitely an unjustified attack against the press and freedom of the media …. IWC presented the FIR not on the basis of its own discovery, but only and solely on the basis of information provided by An individual, Sanjay Dutt. “Dutt is a former NDTV consultant.
Saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had gathered journalists, Shourie had a verse for him. “He who held the throne before, also had the same belief that he was God.” He added: “It is very sad that we have not responded since we had to choke RTI …” The news is that the government wants to hide … Do not become tools to distract your readers and viewers. ”
Claiming that “there is no minister here, the government is the men and a half,” Shourie said, “Instead of buying peace with the concessionaire, I invite the lack of cooperation.”
Gupta said that organizational and institutional affiliations should be canceled to counter aggression against press freedom. Asking journalists not to be sued for “storm abuse,” he said: “Our job is to tell the truth to power. Many of us have become megaphones for power.
The Broadcasting News Association (NBA), an organization of the television news channel industry, has also expressed concern about the CBI’s incursions into the founding of NDTV.
He condemns “any attempt to muzzle the media,” the NBA said in a statement said it “asserts that no individual or institution is above the law.” Such a move, he said, “undermines the fundamental principles of freedom of expression enshrined in the Constitution of India.”
The NBA added that “hopes” that the CBI ensures a fair investigation and not “risk of harassment concerted” Roys and NDTV. NDTV is a member of the NBA.

No Aadhaar, no sops after June 30: Centre to SC

NEW DELHI: The Center stood before the Supreme Court mandatory registration Aadhaar on June 30 and said that those who do not have the UID out of time would not be entitled to benefits derived from social protection schemes.
He said that only those who could not register under Aadhaar before June 30 due to lack of registration services in their regions are still to get benefits, but not to those who had the opportunity and opportunity to register, but did not.
“It should be noted that the notification requires people to register for Aadhaar before June 30, 2017, which are provided in the notice that if people can not register in Aadhaar before June 30 due to lack of facilities In neighboring areas, who can register their Aadhaar registration application before the competent authorities give their contact information so that, as these registration offices are in the region, they can be included in Aadhar and for these persons , Benefits remain seated, even if they have not enrolled in Aadhaar by June 30, 2017, “the Center said in an affidavit.
He asked the SC not to decide on the maintenance of a mandatory registration for Aadhaar June 30, according to which 95% of the population is already included in the project and that the link between Aadhaar and social assistance plans has saved the government Rs 49,560 crores over the last two years.
The Center’s sworn statement costs responded to the new requests by Shantha Sinha and others who requested to file the notice under Article 7 of the Aadhar Act in 2016. They alleged that many people were not included in Aadhaar and benefits are denied Under social systems if they have not registered before 30 June
He said: “Aadhaar’s uniqueness helps eliminate duplicates and false beneficiaries from the basic data that lead to huge savings by reducing leakage and waste and therefore subjecting vital public interest, not to be suspended due to To the fears of this petitioner, there is also great comfort for elderly, sick and weak people who receive benefits such as pensions, etc., at the door of their e-KYC on Ahahaar basis. ”
If Article 7 of the notice has been suspended by the SC “, this would be tantamount to remaining in the enabling provision that allows the government to insist on Aadhaar for the delivery of the benefits and payment services of the Indian Consolidated Fund and, In this case, irreparable damage would be caused to a large number of vulnerable classes of Indians depend on subsidies and benefits to reach them because of their unique Aadhaar identification, “he said. He quoted a World Bank report, said that once Aadhaar was applied to all programs and social protection programs, the government would save $ 11 billion each year.
The petitioners expressed fear that Aadhaar’s biometric data were dangerous and could allow the government to monitor citizens’ activities in violation of their right to privacy. The Center said. “All premises of the petitioner’s argument that the data are for the purpose of surveillance is completely unfounded and unfounded By design, UIDAI’s technology architecture even excludes the possibility of finding people to monitor their activities, including purpose Of which they can use Aadhaar. “