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Hollesley Bay prisoner given conditional discharge for having mobile phone in cell

Former prisoner given conditional discharge after mobile phone found in cell. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire A former Hollesley Bay prisoner has been given a conditional discharge and must pay £20 to the victims’ fund after being found in possession of a mobile phone in his cell. Thomas Nevin, 29, had been in the final stages of a seven-year sentence he ... Read More »

Frequent internet bans hit flourishing telecom sector in Kashmir

File Photo The telecom service providers operating in Kashmir are “fearing for the worst” after mobile internet services were again suspended on Saturday, 32nd time since 2012. The mobile internet services and prepaid outgoing was suspended after government forces killed Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat and his associate in Tral on Saturday. “The growth story of JK’s telecom sector ... Read More »

Iraq must invest in education to secure its future

Displaced Iraqi boys enter a tent school set by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) at Hammam al-Alil camp south of Mosul [Ari Jalal/Reuters] Even though 200,000 people – 85,000 of them children – continue to be trapped in the violence raging in west Mosul’s Old City area, work is ongoing to re-open 47 schools in the areas of west Mosul ... Read More »

‘Bill to Address Bankruptcy in Finance Sector in Next Parliament Session’

New Delhi: The government is likely to introduce in the monsoon session of Parliament a separate bankruptcy law to deal with insolvency in financial sector companies that include banks and NBFCs. The proposed bill will cover all financial service providers that include banks, NBFCs and microfinance institutions which have money deposited, a senior finance ministry official has said. New Delhi: ... Read More »

Silver Lake Invests $400 Million in Gaming Toolmaker Unity

Private equity firm Silver Lake has agreed to a $400 million investment in Unity Technologies, said John Riccitiello, chief executive officer of the gaming software maker. The investment values the San Francisco-based company, which makes development tools for video-game creators, at $2.6 billion, according to a person with knowledge of the transaction. Regulators still need to approve the deal, Riccitiello said. ... Read More »

The week ahead in business and finance

Low-cost carrier easyJet will release its latest trading update on Tuesday.  CREDIT: SIMON DAWSON/BLOOMBERG Monday May 15 After Dignity, the UK’s only listed funeral company, cut its earnings guidance just two months ago, it is expected to enjoy a robust first quarter. Earnings before interest and tax are forecast to increase by around 8pc in quarter one to £33.5m, while ... Read More »

NEET 2017 paper leak: Racket kingpin arrested in Delhi

The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Rajasthan police had earlier arrested a gang involved in leaking this year’s NEET question paper. Now, a man alleged to be the kingpin of the racket was arrested yesterday from New Delhi. NEET 2017 paper leak: Racket kingpin arrested The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Rajasthan police had earlier arrested a gang involved in ... Read More »

Xander finance invests 130 crore in Adarsh developers ‘residential project’

Xander Finance, the non-banking finance arm of Xander Group, had invested Rs 130 crore in Adarsh Developers’ residential project in Bengaluru.”We have already funded more than half of the total commitment of Rs 130 crore provided to Adarsh. This facility is for project development for their villa projects in and around south-east Bengaluru,” said Amar Merani, the CEO of Xander ... Read More »

Industry consultation in engineering colleges: Useless idea from AICTE

The employability of engineering graduates in India has been a matter of concern for the last several decades. Many reports have stated that only 20-25% of the graduates are employable in industry. A recent report has mentioned that only 5% of computer science and information technology graduates (a majority of our engineers are in these disciplines) have any reasonable programming ... Read More »

Facebook to Reportedly Debut Premium TV Shows in June

Facebook is making a debut in premium television and developing around 24 shows that will be premiered in mid-June, media reports said. There will be both long duration shows on the pattern of ‘House of Cards’ and also 5-10 minutes shows that will be added to Facebook app’s video tab daily, Business Insider reported on Friday. “It’s part of a ... Read More »