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Saradha scam: CBI grills Trinamool MP
Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Ahmed Hassan Imran was on Friday again grilled by the CBI about his alleged financial transactions with the tainted Saradha group, an agency official said.
 
Imran is the editor of "Kalom", a vernacular daily that was owned by the Saradha Group till 2013 when it was bought by Kalom Welfare Association.
 
Quizzed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) earlier too, Imran appeared at its office at the CGO complex here in response to a summons.
 
"We had summoned him for questioning in Saradha case," said a CBI officer.
 
Launched as a magazine, "Kalom" was turned into a daily newspaper after the Saradha group bought it in 2011.
 
The Enforcement Directorate which too is probing the case, had also interrogated him in August 2014 about his alleged financial transactions with the Saradha Group.

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In bulk of rural India, Rs5,000 is highest wage
This is the finding of the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 for Rural India released Friday that also shows that nearly 25% of the rural households still do not own a phone despite India boasting a telecom subscriber base of around a billion
 
For nearly 75% of the 17.9 crore (nearly 180 million) households in rural India, the monthly income of the highest-earning member is less than Rs5,000, ($83) even as close to 40% are landless and work as manual casual labourers for their daily bread, latest official data reveals.
 
This is the finding of the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 for Rural India released Friday that also shows that nearly 25% of the rural households still do not own a phone despite India boasting a telecom subscriber base of around a billion.
 
Also, among the the fortunate families that actually own land, the dependence on rains for their crops is rather high, with 25% having no access to irrigation, as pe the Census released by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
 
Only 8.29% of the rural households reported a member who was drawing more than Rs10,000 per month, while for 17.18% others the monthly earning was between Rs5,000 and Rs10,000 per month.
 
The latest Census covered all the 640 districts in the country in a paperless manner, using some 640,000 electronic handheld devices. The government on Friday released only the provisional sdata of the socio-economic Census for rural India.
 
The Census seeks to provide useful data on households on various aspects of their socio-economic status -- housing, land-holding, education, women, the differently able, occupation, possession of assets, and members of scheduled castes and tribes. 
 
In a bid to target government schemes better and ensure they the intended beneficiaries alone, it also provides for automatic exclusion of families on the basis of 14 parameters as also automatic inclusion on the basis of five criteria.
 
"The progress which households in India have made, who are the ones who have qualitatively moved up in terms of quality of life -- a document of these will be an important input for all policy makers, both at the Centre and in the states," Jaitley said in releasing the Census.
 
"I am sure that with the enormity of the schemes and their reaches that all governments have, this document will form the basis of helping us to target groups to support in terms of policy planning," the finance minister added.
 
Based on 14 parameters for families -- which include criteria such owing a vehicle, possessing a kisan credit card, having a serving government member, drawing an income of Rs10,000 per month, or owing a refrigerator -- only 7.05 crore families (39.39%) stand to be excluded.
 
Similarly, based on five parameters -- households without shelter, those living on alms, manual scavengers, primitive tribals and legally released bonded labourers -- 16.50 lakh families are eligible for automatic inclusion.
 
At the same time, 10.69 crore (over 100 million) of rural families, or 60%, qualify for "deprivation" based on seven criteria -- which include those with one room, kuccha walls, no member in 18-59 age group, no literate adult above 25 years and landless households.
 
Among them, while 21.5% belong to scheduled castes or tribes, 23.5% are without a literate adulty above 25 years of age. This apart, 30% are landless households deriving a major part of their income from manual labour.

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MG Warrier

2 years ago

The revelations here, at a time India is talking about moving forward and becoming a 5trillion dollar economy(from the present $2 trillion) and having 'achieved'per capita income of Rupees one lakh, are disturbing. Same day(July 4) there is an observation by a renowned columnist in a financial daily that "...So for him(PM Modi) development doesn't seem to mean growth any longer; it means distrbution" People like me who have been talking about 'distributive justice' also are wondering how Modi is going to match the thirst for growth with inclusive justice!

'Kill switch' reduces smartphone thefts: Study
The rationale behind kill switches is to discourage smartphone thefts: thieves would not bother stealing phones if they know the phones' legitimate owners will immediately be able to brick them and render them worthless
 
Have you equipped your costly smartphone with a 'kill switch'? If not, then do so immediately as this may save you several thousand rupees and a lot of embarrassment due to lost data.
 
The "kill switch" option allows the owners to remotely disable, or "kill", their phone if it is stolen. The process is also known as "bricking" - transforming the phone from a valuable piece of electronic equipment into a mere plastic brick.
 
A study published by Consumer Reports suggests that kill-switch technology is already having an effect: in 2013, 3.1 million Americans had their phones stolen, but in 2014 that number dropped to 2.1 million, consumeraffairs.com reported.
 
The rationale behind kill switches is to discourage smartphone thefts: thieves would not bother stealing phones if they know the phones' legitimate owners will immediately be able to brick them and render them worthless.
 
Samsung developed the app as early as 2013, yet companies including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, United States Cellular Corporation, and Sprint responded by preventing Samsung from pre-loading the app.
 
This in turn inspired New York's attorney general in December 2013 to ask those wireless carriers why they would not allow it, and urged carriers to embrace the technology "as a simple yet effective way to protect" smartphone owners from theft.
 
Now, California has become the second US state after Minnesota where the law mandates that all smartphones sold in the state come equipped with a 'kill switch'.
 

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