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The Cabinet committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) gave an approval for divesting 26 percent equity shares in BEML India out of the government shareholding 54.03 percent. Following the stake sale news, the BEML stock was trading at Rs 1,135 at around 11:25 a.m. on Monday, up 14.26 percent from its previous close on the Bombay Stock Exchange. The announcement of the stake sale was made after trading hours on Friday, January 6. The Bengaluru-based BEML company has an equity capital of Rs 41.64 crore. Also read: Govt to divest stake in BEML, Pawan Hans, Hindustan Newsprint, other PSUs”Ministry of Defence has communicated ‘in-principal’ approval of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) of the Government of India, for strategic divestment of 26% equity shares in BEML Limited out of Government of India shareholding of 54.03%. The said shareholding would be sold to strategic buyer/s, to be identified by the Government of India by following due procedure,” the company said in a regulatory filing to the BSE.Post the divestment, the government’s shareholding in the defence ministry company will be down to 28 percent. The stake sale is expected to realise about Rs 1,000 crore for the government.For the financial year 2015-16, the company’s sales stood at Rs 3,426 crore, while the order book position as of November 30, 2016 was Rs 7,261 crore.Mutual Funds hold 18.64 percent, while retail shareholding is about 10 percent in BEML.The BSE Sensex was marginally down and trading at 26,746 while the NSE Nifty was flat 8,244. Dr Reddy’s Labs was the top Sensex loser, down 2.77 percent to Rs 3,073.
Sonakshi SinhaCollage of her Instagram photosA day after the video of her arrest created ripples, Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha has revealed that she was arrested because it is a crime to look that good. It is a promo of new makeup collection Pose.A couple of videos featuring Sonakshi Sinha getting arrested went viral on the social media on Tuesday. Many of her fans were shocked and saddened to see the Dabangg actress in handcuffs. Many reports emerged in various media houses, but nobody mentioned the reason for her arrest, which led to confusion. Some speculated that it must be in connection with a complaint filed by and event organiser.But later, Sonakshi Sinha cleared the air through her Instagram story and revealed that she has become the face of MyGlamm’s new collection of makeup Pose and those leaked videos were that part of its promotion. The actress also wrote, “Hey guys, I know there are some concerning videos doing the rounds. It is me, but then that’s not the entire truth. I will share everything in detail with you all soon…”Today, we know for sure that she got arrested for ‘looking too good’ as another video is doing the rounds where she is sitting in handcuffs in an investigation cell and she’s trying to clarify that she has not done anything wrong. This was all a part of the promotional campaign by MyGlamm, and this was their way to announce Sonakshi’s association with the brand, as she has become the new face for POSE.Sonakshi Sinha posted, “YEAH… I got arrested!!! WHY, you ask? – BECAUSE ITS A CRIME TO LOOK THIS GOOD!!!! SO excited to announce that I’m the face for POSE by @myglamm , their new collection of camera-ready HD makeup. It makes you look so good, you can POSE whenever, wherever! #MyGlamm #POSE #POSEMakeup #POSEHDMakeup #HDMakeup #Makeup #CameraReady #InstaMakeup #CrueltyFreeMakeup #VeganBeauty #AsliSonaArrested #WhereIsSonakshiSinha.”On the work front, Sonakshi Sinha released Khandaani Shafakhana on August 2, but the movie failed badly at the box office. Her next release will be Mission Mangal, which is slated to hit screens on August 15. Besides she has another two films like Dabangg 3 and Bhuj: The Pride of India, which is slated for next year.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday detained an officer of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) red-handed while taking bribe.An five-member ACC team, led by its director Nasim Anwar, arrested BRTA mechanic Suman Kumar Saha from BRTA’s Narsingdi office around 11:00am, ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told UNB. Earlier, Suman Saha had demanded Tk 25,000 as bribe from Yasir Arafat, a driving license seeker, alluring that if he gives the money, Suman will give him a BRTA driving license without any test. Later, Yasir lodged a complaint with the Commission in this regard, reports UNB. In consultation with ACC officials, the plaintiff went to the BTRA office on Thursday morning to give him the money he asked for. While receiving Tk 10,000 in first installment, the ACC team caught Suman red-handed. ACC assistant director of its Narsingdi Zila office Rezaul Karim filed a case against Zakir Hossain with Narsingdi Sadar police station in this regard. On Wednesday, the ACC in a separate drive arrested a branch assistant of Tangail’s executive magistrate court and an office assistant of the science and technology ministry red-handed while taking bribe.
Two activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) were sent to jail on Saturday in a case filed over attack on police in the district town.The accused are Ariful Haque, organising secretary of ward No. 4 unit of municipal BCL and its activist Saifuzzaman.The BCL men, riding on motorbikes, hit a plain-dressed police official and then locked into a scuffle with the law enforcers in Rajar Matt area around 6:00pm on Friday, said Golam Sarwar, officer-in-charge of Sadar model police station.As a sequel to the brawl, an organsied group of BCL men attacked police with sticks, leaving four constables – Shariar, 20, Shakhawat Hossain, 22, Hasan Al Mamun, 21 and Nazmul Habib – injured.The injured were admitted to Bandarban Sadar Hospital.A case was filed against 30 people, naming five men.Later, police arrested Ariful from Rajar Matt area and Saifuzzaman from his house.On Saturday, they were produced before a court and the court sent them to jail custody.
– / 14Construction will begin in February on a $259 million project to redesign the congested interchange where I-69/US 59 meets the 610 West Loop. Texas Department of Transportation currently ranks it as one of the state’s biggest traffic choke points.Dignitaries were on hand Monday for a groundbreaking ceremony on the Southwest Freeway HOV lane. Mayor Sylvester Turner was there along with Congressman John Culberson and members of the Texas Transportation Commission.As for what the project entails, one-lane connector ramps will be upgraded to two lanes. TxDOT District Engineer Quincy Allen said the big thing they hope to eliminate is sudden lane changes.“Somebody has to stop and weave, or needs to weave, usually their first reaction is to take their foot off the accelerator and slow down,” said Allen. “When we rebuild these ramps we’re going to improve the operational efficiency of them. How much time you have to make a decision when you change lanes.”Other improvements include shoulders for the 610 West Loop bridge. Also detention ponds will be added to help keep water off the mainlanes. TxDOT said vertical clearances will also be increased.The work is scheduled to take between five and six years but TxDOT hopes to finish sooner. Allen said lanes of traffic will be kept open through the construction zone while that work is underway. He added crews will work on a seven-day-a-week schedule, and if they have to close the mainlanes at any point they’ll do it at night or during the weekend. Listen X .@TxDOT District Engineer Quincy Allen: US 59/610 most clogged interchange in Texas @HPMNews887 #hounews pic.twitter.com/7rodYz1hX3— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) November 20, 2017 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share 00:00 /00:59 Mayor @SylvesterTurner speaks at groundbreaking for US 59/610 interchange, says project includes stormwater detention, crucial for hurricane evac @HPMNews887 pic.twitter.com/F7bnCr5gNy— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) November 20, 2017 Pack your patience! US 59/610 @TxDOT project estimated to take six years @HPMNews887 pic.twitter.com/b2dbS0l6KB— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) November 20, 2017 Getting ready for the @TxDOTHoustonPIO groundbreaking for new US 59/610 interchange @HPMNews887 #hounews pic.twitter.com/XGL7DvmBcT— Gail Delaughter (@Gail_HPM) November 20, 2017
The choice to follow the loner track even if it means wasted resources probably sounds familiar. Such useless waste, a “tragedy of the commons,” as the authors call it, is one that societies face in all kinds of situations. Study author Jörg Gross, assistant professor at Leiden University’s Institute of Psychology, cites several examples of real-world problems from modern life that inspired the study, including use of public versus private transportation. After all, almost everyone needs to get from Location A to Location B. Rather than create universal public transit solutions, though, people more often turn to using private vehicles. The cultural aspect of these findings stands out, says Michael Varnum, assistant professor of psychology at Arizona State University, who was not involved in the study. “That these students live in the Netherlands is interesting,” he says, because Dutch society has a solid social safety net with good infrastructure, public health care and education. “I would guess that the effects observed in the present studies might be more pronounced in societies that have greater levels of income inequality and less generous public benefits, such as the U.S.” Researchers at Leiden University, the Netherlands, addressed that question using a computer game in which students had to decide whether to use a set of virtual resources to solve a problem individually or collectively. The investigators found that these study participants had a “remarkable tendency” to waste resources for the sake of an independent solution rather than efficiently using what in the social sciences is referred to as “the commons.” The study results were published April 17 in Science Advances. What credo would you choose: “Share and share alike?” or “To each his own”? The choice doesn’t relate only to material goods or socialism versus capitalism. It can also reflect attitudes about how we solve our collective problems, such as affordable access to health care or threats from climate change. Despite the existence of shared resources in our lives—water, air, land, tax dollars—some people will lean into a go-it-alone approach, with each individual deciding for themselves what’s best. Others will look to group decision-making. What’s the tipping point for shifting from maverick to team player? To observe these effects, Gross and co-author Carsten K.W. De Dreu, who is affiliated with both Leiden University and the University of Amsterdam, split up 160 participants into 40 groups of four people each. The groups faced a simulated problem that they could solve by committing sufficient resources to it individually or as a community. Participants, each given 100 resource points to start, could put their virtual resources into either a personal pool or a shared pool. Read the whole story: Scientific American