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Jat stir: Maruti Suzuki suspends production

Due to the Jat agitation in several parts of the state including the worst hit Rohtak, Jhajjar, Bhiwani and Sonipat, many workers in the three plants of the Maruti Suzuki remained absent

 

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) on Saturday temporarily suspended the manufacture of cars at its facilities in Manesar and Gurgaon due to the ongoing Jat agitation, a company spokesperson said.
 
"Owing to the agitation, supplies of certain components have been disrupted. As a consequence, the company has had to temporarily suspend manufacture of cars," a company spokesperson said in a statement.
 
Due to the Jat agitation in several parts of the state including the worst hit Rohtak, Jhajjar, Bhiwani and Sonipat, many workers in the three plants of the Maruti Suzuki remained absent.
 
"Company management has decided to suspend work during B and C shifts on Saturday. Workers have been informed through SMS. The situation will be reviewed next week," worker's union leader Kuldeep Janghu told IANS.
 
He said that number of workers coming from nearby districts could not reached to factory due to Jat stir as protesters blocked rail and road traffic.
 
"The company is making efforts to arrange the components from other sources. Once the supply of components is restored, normal operations will resume," further read the company's statement.
 
The combined output from Manesar and Gurgaon is currently about 5,000 vehicles per day.
 
Haryana has been on boil with Jat community agitating demanding reservations in government jobs and educational institutions.
 
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Delay in video streaming increases stress: Ericsson

Ericsson's Mobility Report revealed the impact of different levels of network performance on smartphone users and their perceptions of mobile operators and digital content providers

 

Stress incurred during a six-second delay in video streaming is equivalent to the anxiety of taking a math test or watching a horror movie alone, a report by Swedish communication technology giant Ericsson said.
 
The report also said this stress is greater than the stress experienced by standing at the edge of a virtual cliff, announced a press release from the company here.
 
Ericsson's Mobility Report revealed the impact of different levels of network performance on smartphone users and their perceptions of mobile operators and digital content providers.
 
"Delays in loading web pages and videos under time pressure caused mobile users' heart rates to rise an average of 38 percent. Also, once a video begins, an additional pause can cause stress levels to increase dramatically," the report said.
 
In the study, the Net Promoter Score (NPS) of an operator increased significantly when associated with a delay-free experience -- by 4.5 points.
 
"However, the operator's NPS dropped on average four points with moderate time-to-content and re-buffering delays. Interestingly, moderate delays result in a double negative for mobile operators: decreased engagement with their brand and increased engagement with competitors," the report highlighted.
 
The Net Promoter Score is an index ranging from -100 to 100 that measures the willingness of customers to recommend a company's products or services to others.
 
The report said social networking is second only to video for driving mobile traffic growth and over the next six years total social networking traffic will be around 12 times that of the previous six years.
 
Out of the 68 million mobile subscriptions added in the fourth quarter of 2015 worldwide, India topped with the most (21 million) subscriptions, followed by China (six million) and the US (five million) on the second and third spots.
 
There are now one billion 4G/LTE subscriptions worldwide, with approximately 160 million additions in the fourth quarter of 2015.
 
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Herald case: Court exempts Gandhis, grants bail to Pitroda

Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen granted bail to Pitroda after he appeared before him asking him to furnish a personal bond of Rs.50,000 and a surety of like amount

 

A court in Delhi on Saturday granted bail to Sam Pitroda, a former chairman of the National Innovation Council, and also granted exemption to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and others in the National Herald case as per the Supreme Court directives.
 
Metropolitan Magistrate Lovleen granted bail to Pitroda after he appeared before him asking him to furnish a personal bond of Rs.50,000 and a surety of like amount.
 
The court also granted exemption from personal appearance to Gandhis, Congress treasurer Motilal Vora, Gandhis' family friend Suman Dubey and another party leader Oscar Fernandes, who are out on bail.
 
The apex court on February 12 exempted the Gandhis and others from personal appearances, noting their presence in the trial court would cause more inconvenience than convenience.
 
The court also fixed March 21 for further hearing of the case.
 
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy has initiated the case against Gandhis and others.
 
On June 26 last year, the trial court issued summons to the Congress leaders on Swamy's complaint about "cheating" in the acquisition of Associated Journals Ltd., which published the National Herald newspaper, by Young India Ltd., "a firm in which Sonia and Rahul Gandhi each own a 38 percent stake".
 
Vora, Dubey, Fernandes and Pitroda were also named as accused in the case.
 
The Delhi High Court in December dismissed the plea of the Gandhis to quash the summons issued to them by the trial court on Swamy's complaint.
 
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