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Police let off boy detained over 'abusive' Facebook comment on Raj Thackeray

According to police, a 'fake account' was used by unidentified person or persons in the teenager's name from which the objectionable comment was posted on Facebook 

 
Mumbai: A 19-year-old boy from neighbouring Thane district, detained on suspicion of posting an "objectionable" comment against MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Facebook, was let off after police found that a "fake account" was used by some persons in the teenager's name, reports PTI.
 
"Sunil Vishwakarma is cooperating with us in the case and was allowed to go last night after initial questioning. He is nowhere involved in the case," a senior police officer said.
 
Police in neighbouring Thane district had picked up the boy after receiving a complaint alleging that he had posted some "objectionable" comment on Raj Thackeray on the social networking site.
 
According to police, a "fake account" was used by unidentified person or persons in the teenager's name and a case was being registered in this regard.
 
Police are treading cautiously in the matter against the backdrop of suspension of two senior officers from Palghar for arresting two girls in connection with a Facebook post lamenting the shutdown of Mumbai in the wake of Shiv Sena patriarch Balasaheb Thackeray's funeral on 18th November.
 
The boy has not been charged and police have sought legal opinion, an officer from Palghar police station had said last night on condition of anonymity.
 
Thane (Rural) unit MNS president Kundan Sankhe had claimed that the boy had made "abusive" comments about Raj Thackeray and the people of Maharashtra, including women.
 
Late in the night, Additional Superintendent of Police, Thane, S Nishandar told PTI that as per the probe, some unidentified person created a fake account in the name of Vishwakarma, and posted objectionable comment about Thackeray and Maharashtrians in his name.
 
Vishwakarma had accessed his own Facebook account last on Monday, while the comment on fake account was posted the next day.
 

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Shadi Katyal

4 years ago

What a shame that people are living under the fear and threat and Shiv Sena is running the show.
Can a nation live under such acts like the Nazi did during their rule.
One is shocked to hear on NDTV that Balaji is God for them and will take any action if some one makes any remarks about the family.
What kind of thinking we have?????

FMCG brand extensions more successful than new ones: Nielsen

According to Nielsen, in addition to promoting brand equity, brand extensions can grow incremental sales up to 38% and contribute as much as 30% to parent brand sales

 
New Delhi: Extensions of existing fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands are five times more successful than launching a new brand in India, reports PTI quoting a study from Nielsen India.
 
In addition to promoting brand equity, brand extensions can grow incremental sales up to 38% and contribute as much as 30% to parent brand sales, Nielsen said in a statement.
 
Nielsen, which is a provider of market insights and information, studied top brands in 46 FMCG categories and 82 brand extensions in food and non-food categories to come to its conclusions, it added.
 
"Brand extensions, or stretching your existing brand, increase your chances of innovation success. Not only do brand extensions leverage the equity of the parent brand, but they also lead to faster adoption and deliver higher marketing efficiency," Nielsen India client business partner Arun Chogle said.
 
According to the study, when the parent brand was a leader in the category, 59% of brand extensions were also successful.
 
When the parent brand was not among the top five players, 35% of brand extensions were successful, it added.
 

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Tata AIA Life unveils traditional plan MahaLife Supreme

Tata AIA Life Insurance's MahaLife Supreme offers a guaranteed annual income after the premium payment term till end of the chosen policy term

 
Mumbai: Tata AIA Life Insurance launched MahaLife Supreme, a limited premium paying, non- linked, non-participating, endowment insurance plan, reports PTI.
 
The plan offers a guaranteed annual income after the premium payment term till end of the chosen policy term, where customers will also get a guaranteed lump-sum at maturity, with the benefit of life insurance protection throughout the policy term, a Tata AIA Life release said.
 
"In this festive season, we are very happy to present a solution that can help our customers open doors to a guaranteed future. Our new product enables our customers to make the smart choice by planning both their savings outflow and the required regular guaranteed annual income inflows with the assurance of a long term insurance protection," Tata AIA Life Managing Director and CEO Suresh Mahalingam said.
 
MahaLife Supreme can be bought by the individuals from age 18 to 55 years with the maximum maturity age being 90 years for option 'A' and 85 years for option 'B' and provides policyholders tax benefits.
 
In option 'A', term of the plan is 35 years and premiums have to be paid till the 15th year, while in option 'B', the term of the plan is 30 years and premiums have to be paid till the 12th year.
 

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