Himanshu Chakrawarti takes over as CEO of The MobileStore

Himanshu Chakrawarti replaces Srikant Gokhale

Mumbai-based The MobileStore, a mobile solution retail chain of multi-brand and multi-service telecom outlets and part of the Essar Group, today announced that Himanshu Chakrawarti has taken over as the new chief executive officer of the retail chain.

An alumnus of IIT Kanpur and IIM Bangalore, Himanshu joins the Essar Group from Tata-owned retail chain Landmark, where he served as the chief operating officer.  He replaces Srikant Gokhale, who has moved on to pursue his other professional interests.
 
“We are very happy to welcome Himashu to the Essar family. Himanshu brings with him a rich exposure of multi-category retail, having handled a purely private label business (Westside), a supermarket/hypermarket foray (Star Bazaar) as well as a niche retail segment (Landmark books).

Himanshu will provide vital strategic lead to take The MobileStore to the next level of accelerated growth, which now includes consumer durables and information technology retail also,” said Alok Gupta, CEO, Essar Retail.

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CWG scam: Kalmadi, two others sent to 14 days judicial custody

The court accepted the CBI’s plea which said that the accused may be remanded to judicial custody in the “interest of effective and proper investigation of the case”

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday remanded sacked Indian Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee (OC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi and two others, arrested on charges of cheating, conspiracy and corruption in the award of Games related contracts, in 14 days judicial custody, reports PTI.

Special judge Dharmesh Sharma sent Mr Kalmadi, OC joint director general (sport) ASV Prasad and OC deputy director general (procurement) Surjit Lal to judicial custody till 18th May after the CBI said that some important witnesses are yet to be examined.

“The investigation of this case is at crucial stage.

Some important witnesses are yet to be examined. The role of accused persons Mr Kalmadi, Mr Prasad and Mr Lal is of serious nature,” the Indian premier investigative agency, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said.

The court accepted the CBI’s plea which said that the accused may be remanded to judicial custody in the “interest of effective and proper investigation of the case”.

Mr Kalmadi, Mr Prasad and Mr Lal were arrested by the CBI on 25th April for allegedly awarding illegal contract to a Swiss firm for Timing-Scoring-Result (TSR) system for the mega sporting event last year causing a loss of Rs95 crore to the exchequer.

Earlier, the court had remanded the trio to eight days of CBI custody after the agency had submitted that various incriminating documents regarding their role in awarding the contract had been collected and they needed to be confronted with them.

The CBI had said that Mr Kalmadi and his two associates were evasive and not co-operating with the probe agency.

Mr Kalmadi, suspended Congress MP from Pune, and the two other officials have been booked under sections 120 B (conspiracy), 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of the IPC besides other relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Mr Kalmadi’s arrest had come weeks after his close aide and OC secretary general Lalit Bhanot and director general VK Verma were taken into custody in the same case. Mr Bhanot and Mr Verma are presently in judicial custody.

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Paul

6 years ago

Belated arrest of Mr.Kalmadi.
When will Ms.Sheila Dixit be arrested?

Speaker examining report on 2G scam given by PAC chief

Murli Manohar Joshi, who has been appointed as PAC chairman for a second term, had submitted the report to the Speaker’s office on Saturday last, unfazed by the “rejection” of the draft report by Congress, DMK, SP and BSP members in the 21-member committee

New Delhi: Speaker Meira Kumar appears to be in no hurry to decide whether the “document” submitted by Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Murli Manohar Joshi on its scrutiny into the second generation (2G) spectrum allocation scam issue is indeed the report of the committee, reports PTI.

The controversial draft report that was sharply critical of the prime minister’s office (PMO), prime minister, the then finance minister P Chidambaram among others was ‘rejected’ by the majority of members during a chaotic meeting last week.

“We have not applied our mind to it,” Lok Sabha sources when asked as to when the Speaker would decide on the contentious issue.

The Monsoon session of Parliament is likely to start sometime in July and its exact schedule is yet to be fixed.

The sources said that all the material which has been submitted in connection with the PAC is under examination.

To a specific question when the report submitted by Mr Joshi to her would be tabled in Parliament, they said the “document” given by the BJP veteran, as also the papers submitted by Congress and like-minded parties, were under examination.

Mr Joshi, who has again been appointed as PAC chairman for a second term, had submitted the report to the Speaker’s office on Saturday last, unfazed by the “rejection” of the draft report by Congress, DMK, SP and BSP members by majority in the 21-member committee.

“I have submitted the report... My expectation is that the Speaker should accept it and place it in Parliament,” Mr Joshi had said.

Attacking Mr Joshi, parliamentary affairs minister PK Bansal had said that “going by Mr Joshi’s queer theory, the entire democratic system would crumble with a minority in Parliament insisting on treating their views as the decision of parliament”.

Congress and DMK members have attacked the draft, saying it had been prepared by Mr Joshi with a “malafide” intention of destabilising the government.

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