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If India were a stock, I’d still buy it, says Thomas Friedman

2017-11-17 livemint
Mumbai: Thomas Friedman, Pulitzer prize-winning American journalist and author, is bullish on India and believes there are more gains to be reaped from globalization. In an interview on the sidelines of the Tata Literature Fest 2017 in Mumbai, Friedman said that in his new book called Thank You For Being Late, he praises everything old and slow. By old and slow, Friedman said he meant the things you can’t download—good teaching, good parenting, good religious leadership, good governance. (1-0)

The State Withers Away

2017-11-17 colombotelegraph
Somewhere in the late eighties, with the collapse of communism, the world that had hitherto been split into two camps shifted into an “Us versus Them” dichotomy of a different sort, this time between the multilateralists and the unilateralists. As Professor Nalin de Silva so eloquently put it, the world didn’t become multi-polar, which means, obviously enough, that history did not end. Fukuyama was wrong, Huntington was not. (1-0)

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WA’s 6800 police officers have received a new pay offer from the State Government in a last-ditch bid to try to settle the long-running and bitter dispute before it goes to arbitration. The West (1-0)

Beazer Homes (BZH) Earnings & Revenues Beat Estimates in Q4

2017-11-15 zacks
Beazer Homes USA Inc. (BZH - Free Report) reported adjusted fourth-quarter fiscal 2017 (ending Sep 30, 2017) earnings of 99 cents per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 53 cents by 86.8%. It also increased substantially from the year-ago figure of 33 cents. Revenues, Orders, Backlog, ASP Total revenues, that include homebuilding as well as land sales and other, came in at $673 million in the quarter, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $648 million by 3. (63-0)

New Relic's (NEWR) Management Presents At UBS Global Technology Conference (Transcript)

2017-11-15 seekingalpha
All right. Good afternoon, everyone. Thanks for joining us. I’m excited to have with me on stage New Relic, excited to chat with Jim Gochee today, Chief Product Officer of New Relic; and John Parker, who runs the IR effort at New Relic. So thank you very much for joining me today. (1-0)

Congress calls BJP’s foul on Maharashtra as FDI hotspot

Mumbai: Congress challenged claims of the state government which stated that Maharashtra has attracted 45 per cent of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). With the help of official figures given by Commerce and Industries department, Congress’ general secretary Sachin Sawant said that Karnataka and Gujarat are ahead in investment whereas Maharashtra, which was once at number one position during Congress regime, has been thrown to fourth position in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regime. (1-0)

Congress wins bypolls in Chitrakoot Assembly constituency in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal: The Congress on Sunday retained the Chitrakoot Assembly constituency in Madhya Pradesh with its candidate Nilanshu Chaturvedi defeating his BJP rival Shankar Dayal Tripathi by a margin of 14,135 votes. (1-0)

WOW! Kim Kardashian’s blossom-themed baby shower

Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who is expecting her third child with rapper Kanye West through surrogacy, threw an over-the-top cherry blossom-themed baby shower. The party, which took place here on Saturday, was attended by her pregnant sisters Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, reports (1-0)

Haj 2018 set to be digitalised: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Mumbai: Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said they were trying to digitalise Haj 2018 and that the application forms would be available from November 15 to December 7. “The Haj application forms will be available from November 15 to December 7 and will be uploaded on the website of Haj Committee of India today. We are also trying to digitalise Haj 2018,” Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told media. (1-0)

Birthday Special: Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta’s unconventional love story

Bollywood’s cute actress Juhi Chawla turns 50th today. She is among the most beautiful actresses in Bollywood, and was crowned Miss India in 1984. She was one of the most successful heroines in the 90s. Her debut film was Sultanat, but she got fame from her second film ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’. She have worked with most of the noted actor and directors in Bollywood and still young directors are approaching her to work with him. (1-0)

Bhopal: Rama’s Chitrakoot puts faith in Cong, shuns BJP

Bhopal: In a major setback to ruling dispensation in the state, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost Chitrakoot assembly seat to Congress in the bypoll, results of which was announced on Sunday. Congress candidate Neelanshu Chaturvedi emerged victorious defeating ruling party’s Shankar Dayal Tripathi by 14,133 votes. As many as 2,455 votes were polled under the ‘none of the above’ (NOTA) category. While Chaturvedi received 66,810, Tripathi could muster only 52,677 votes. (1-0)

Illegal hawkers lend deaf ear to Bombay High Court order

Mumbai: The 150-year old Bombay High Court is often considered to be one of the prime HCs in India, due to its history and the prestige of the institution itself, which has given at least eight Chief Justices to India. However, though the Bombay HC’s orders, which are often noteworthy in the country’s judicial fraternity, it seems the local authorities have failed ‘miserably’ to even make an attempt for implementing its orders. (1-0)

Bhopal: Is your child depressed, excessive internet use could be the reason

Bhopal: The recent fall in the rates of mobile data in view of the cutthroat competition between the telecom companies have brought huge relief to its subscribers and internet users, but it has a flip side too. As the internet rates have come down, the time spent by people, specially children and teenagers, before the computers and on mobiles has gone up manifold, affecting their health adversely (1-0)

Mumbai car towing incident: 2nd video shows that woman and seven-month-old baby were not in car initially

Mumbai: The Chairperson of Maharashtra’s Women Commission has written a letter to the Mumbai Traffic police wanting to know the action that is being taken against the constable who towed the car in which a woman was feeding her seven-month-old baby. But she was a guarded in her comment and indicated that the role of the mother also needs to be examined, if she had indeed jumped with the infant into the moving car. (1-0)

Mumbai: Slumdog achievers take lead in making safer neighbourhoods

Mumbai: Fifteen-year-old Sandhya Kamlesh Sahu is a persuasive communicator and she has put this skill to use for turning things around in Shivaji Nagar, a slum with dark, narrow lanes and open grounds—hotspots for sexual harassment and substance abuse. (1-0)

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