Thu, 26th November 2015

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Mera Bharat Mahan :Govt should provide quota for SC/STs in pvt sector: CPI(M)

CPI(M) today demanded that the Centre should enact a law to provide reservation to SC and ST communities in the private sector, stressing it would be best way to observe the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution.

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said that SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Bill, 2015 be brought to its logical conclusion and reservation be extended to private sector, as the special sitting of Parliament got underway.

“Is the BJP govt ready to take The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Bill 2015 to its logical conclusion? Is the BJP govt ready to enact a law for extending reservations to the private sector? @cpimspeak @CPIMPARLIAMENT

“Is the BJP govt ready to enact laws providing statutory status to the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Sub-Plan? @cpimspeak @CPIMPARLIAMENT. This is the least that the Parliament can do to carry forward Dr. Ambedkar’s vision. This is the best way to observe this anniversary,” Yechury tweeted.

Talking to reporters, Yechury underscored need for such reservation saying employment opportunities in the public sector is “shrinking” and called for quota in jobs in private domain.

The special sitting is being held on the first two days of nearly month-long Winter Session of Parliament to mark adoption of the Constitution and commemorate its architect B R Ambedkar.

Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey’s President

Russia’s Sergey Lavrov is not one foreign minister known to mince his words. Just earlier today, 24 hours after a Russian plane was brought down by the country whose presidentthree years ago said “a short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack”, had this to say: “We have serious doubts this was an unintended incident and believe this is a planned provocation” by Turkey.

But even that was tame compared to what Lavrov said to his Turkish counterparty Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier today during a phone call between the two (Lavrov who was supposed to travel to Turkey has since canceled such plans).

As Sputnik transcribes, according to a press release from Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lavrov pointed out that, “by shooting down a Russian plane on a counter-terrorist mission of the Russian Aerospace Force in Syria, and one that did not violate Turkey’s airspace, the Turkish government has in effect sided with ISIS.

It was in this context when Lavrov added that “Turkey’s actions appear premeditated, planned, and undertaken with a specific objective.

More importantly, Lavrov pointed to Turkey’s role in the propping up the terror network through the oil trade. Per the Russian statement:

 “The Russian Minister reminded his counterpart about Turkey’s involvement in the ISIS’ illegal trade in oil, which is transported via the area where the Russian plane was shot down, and about the terrorist infrastructure, arms and munitions depots and control centers that are also located there.”

S-400 in Syria: Russia Gives ‘Stark Warning’ to Turkey

Preparing to fire an S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile at the Ashuluk proving grounds during an Aerospace Defence Forces tactical drill

Russia has given Turkey a “stark warning” by deploying its most advanced air defense system to the Hmeymim Air Base in Syria, military analyst Vladimir Anokhin told Radio Sputnik. 

“Sending [S-400] is logical. We did not expect to be stabbed in the back. After all, Turkey is part of the anti-ISIL coalition. Earlier, Russia and the US reached an agreement on information sharing,” he added.

Russian airstrikes on oil tankers and refineries, according to the expert, touched President Erdogan’s “sore spot – his pockets.” What Russia did not take into account was how “mean” Turkey is, Anokhin observed.

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced the deployment of the S-400 systems to Syria a day after Turkish warplanes shot down a Russian Su-24 fighter jet, which was taking part in Russia’s counterterrorism campaign in Syria. Despite Ankara’s claims to the contrary, the Russian plane did not violate Turkish airspace.

Anokhin maintains that the downing was a military and political provocation.

Germany gives Greece 10,000 records on possible tax cheats

” Germany has shared some 10,000 records on possible Greek tax cheats with Athens.

Authorities in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia say the records concern Greek individuals and companies who had almost 4 billion Swiss francs stashed in Swiss bank accounts.

Bank secrecy rules in Switzerland long made it easy for foreigners to hide money there. In recent years the country has signed several agreements pledging to cooperate with foreign tax authorities.

The state’s finance minister, Norbert Walter-Borjans, said in a statement Wednesday that the data might help Greece achieve “more tax honesty.”

Switzerland has criticized the use of the records by foreign governments, arguing that the data was illegally obtained.

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Ola Taxi nabs former Infosys CFO

Indian taxi-hailing start-up Ola have appointed Rajiv Bansal, the recently-departed chief financial officer of software outsourcer Infosys, as their own CFO, underscoring the rapidly-changing balance of power within the country’s booming technology scene.

At one level Mr Bansal’s arrival will help Bangalore-based Ola strengthen its top management as the company ramps up its battle with US-based rival Uber, having just completed a fresh $500m funding round at a $5bn valuation earlier this month.

But Mr Bansal’s move from India’s most famous software company to one of its most valuable starts-ups is also symbolic of a deeper generational shift, as the growing clout of fast-growing businesses like Ola allow them to prise top executives away from more established rivals.

Mr Bansal announced in October that he planned to leave Infosys, which is also based in Bangalore. The company is widely viewed as a bellwether of the IT services sector which built India’s reputation as a global technology powerhouse over the last three decades.

Mohandas Pai, a technology investor and former director at Infosys, compared the move to Google’s hiring of Morgan Stanley CFO Ruth Porat earlier this year, an appointment which underlined the growing pulling power of Silicon Valley at the expense of traditional financial institutions on Wall Street.

“For Ola this is a coup, to hire someone as senior respected as Rajiv,” he said. “But like in America it shows there is a transition and transformation happening in Indian technology. You are going to see many more high performers move to these start-ups.”