We are anti-BJP, we are not anti-national: Farooq Abdullah after PAGD meet

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October 24, 2020

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Kashmir, Oct 24: National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said the Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), which is fighting for restoration of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, is an anti-BJP platform but not an anti-national amalgam.

"I want to tell you that this false propaganda by the BJP that the PAGD is anti-national. I want to tell them that this is not true. There is no doubt that it is anti-BJP but it is not anti-national," he told reporters here.

The Lok Sabha member from Srinagar was elected chairman of the PAGD after the first meeting of the amalgam at the residence of PDP president Mehbooba Mufti.

Abdullah said the BJP has tried to break the federal structure through acts like the abrogation of Article 370 and dividing Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.

"They have tried to destroy the constitution of the country, they have tried to divide the nation, to break the federal structure which we saw what they did on August 5 last year,” the NC president said.

"I want to tell them that this (PAGD) is not an anti-national jamaat. Our aim is that people of Jammu Kashmir, and Ladakh should get their rights back. That's where our battle is, our battle is not for more than that," he said.

Abdullah said the BJP was doing propaganda against the constituents of the PAGD in Jammu and elsewhere in the country.

"They are trying to divide us (people of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh) in the name of religion. This attempt will not succeed. This is not a religious battle, this is a fight for our identity and for that identity, we are standing together," he said. 

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December 1,2020

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Jet Airways, which was grounded in April 2019 as it ran out of cash and failed to get emergency funding, will resume as a full-service airline in summer of 2021, according to a report by Business Standard, quoting sources.

The new owners of the carrier plan to operate the airline with a strong presence in the domestic market while connecting prominent European and West Asian cities with Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru. The source told the publication that Jet will remain listed.

According to the report, Murari Lal Jalan, the businessman who led the winning consortium for Jet, plans to hold more than 51 per cent stake in the airline. Around 14 per cent will be held by London-based financial advisory firm Kalrock Capital while lenders will keep close to 10 per cent in the Naresh Goyal-promoted airline. The new owners are said to pump in more money after the regulatory clearance. The consortium has proposed to invest around Rs 1,000 crore.

 “Both promoters have persona and business net worth. We are very optimistic about the business and if all regulatory approvals come on time, we plan to start operations in six months. We want to take Jet Airways back to its heydays,” the person quoted above told the publication.

The resolution plan proposed by Kalrock Capital and Jalan, which was approved by the lenders of Jet Airways in October, is currently awaiting approval from the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). If the court allows, Florian Fritsch and Murari Lal Jalan would have the task of taking the airline off the ground again at a time when the aviation industry globally is in financial distress due to the pandemic.

Jalan has already started meeting policymakers, aircraft manufacturers, vendors and has assured there will be no dearth of funding to revive the airline, the source added.

Jet Airways saw its losses widening to Rs 5,535.75 crore in the year ended March 2019, mainly due to surge in expenses, as against a loss of Rs 766.13 crore in 2017-18. These figures are for standalone comprehensive losses.

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November 29,2020

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday launched scathing attack on the Opposition saying that he will free Hyderabad from the 'Nizam culture' and added that BJP would claim victory in the upcoming polls without doing any 'appeasement politics'.

"We will free Hyderabad from the Nizam culture and work towards constructing a modern and new city with democratic principles. We will take it away from dynastic politics without doing any appeasement," ANI quoted him saying in Hyderabad.

Taking digs at Asaduddin Owaisi, Shah further said, "When I take action then they create ruckus in Parliament. Tell them to give in writing that Bangladeshis and Rohingyas have to be evicted. Who takes their side in Parliament?" Owaisi had targeted Shah earlier asking What is the Home Minister doing if there are illegal Rohingyas in Hyderabad.

Further slamming the Opposition Shah said, "Hyderabad has the potential to become an IT hub. Infrastructure development has to be done by the municipal corporation even though funds are given by State and Centre. The current corporation under TRS & Congress is the biggest impediment to this".

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November 26,2020

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Mumbai, Nov 26: FC Kohli, who is considered as the father of Indian IT industry, is no more. Kohli passed away at the age of 96.

A veteran in the Tata Group, he was the founder and first CEO of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

Kohli had served as director of the board of Tata Sons Ltd, Tata Industries Ltd, Tata Unisys Ltd, Tata Electric Company, Tata Honeywell Limited, Bradma of India Limited, Airline Financial Support Services India Private Ltd, Tata Technologies Limited Singapore, Investor Services of India Ltd, Triveni Engineering Works, Abacus Distribution Systems and Airline Software Development Consultancy India Private Limited. He was also he chairman of Tata Elxsi India Ltd and WTI Advanced Technology Ltd.

Kohli was among the board of directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) from 1973–74 and was the chairman of the Indian Council. He was the former president of the Computer Society of India and was the chairman of the Southeast Asia Regional Computer Conference held at Singapore in 1976 and chairman of the apex committee of the Southeast Asia Regional Computer Conference held at New Delhi in 1988.

He was also president of the Management Consultants Association of India for the year 1975–76. For 1975–77, he was the chairman of the Institutions of Electrical Engineers Bombay. In 1989, he was appointed adviser to the South east Asia Regional Computer Confederation. He was president of NASSCOM from 1995–96.

“The passing of FC Kohli is a sad event for all of us. He strode the technology world like a colossus for decades. And he and his wife Swarn have been mentors for Uma and me for many years ! RIP Bhishma Pitamah,” tweeted Ganesh Natarajan.

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