Diwali is just around the corner and festivities start with the arrival of Dhanteras. The day which will be observed on October 16th this year is the day considered the best for worshipping the goddess of wealth, Maa Lakshmi.
Dhanteras is a combination of two Sanskrit words, 'Dhan' stands for wealth whereas 'Teras' means Thirteen which refers to the 13th day of the Kartik month in Hindu calendar. The auspicious occasion is observed by Hindus all over the country.
As per religious beliefs, people...
Sounding the poll bugle for Gujarat elections 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday dared the Congress to contest it on the development plank.
Mounting a fierce attack on the Congress, Modi told a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rally that the Nehru-Gandhi family dislikes Gujarat and Gujaratis. He said the opposition party’s current condition was because it has lost ability to think positive.
“It is being driven by negative thinking,” he said. The prime minister was addressing a massive...
The Chinese tech giant, Xiaomi has captured the Indian markets with it's budget phones. The company gives another surprise to India just ahead of Diwali with the launch of Redmi 5A.
The brand was earlier reported to be working on its series 5 phones to replace the series 4 devices. The first phone of the series was expected to be Redmi 5A with the price tag of under Rs 10,000 to target the middle-class groups.
The smartphone offers a metal-like matte texture which as per the company claims...
People in India are a happier lot when it comes to connect via social media platforms and 39 per cent of them trust the information they see on social media channels as compared to 32 per cent globally, new research said on Monday.Only 29 per cent of Indian consumers have concerns about the amount of personal data brands have on them, compared to 40 per cent globally and rising to as high as 56 per cent in Australia, according to the global insights company Kantar TNS.Just 27 per cent objected to...
Earlier known by the stage-name Ramya, the Kannada actress-turned-politician is now gaining fame with her real name Divya Spandana, for bringing about the rise in the social media presence of Congress in general and Rahul Gandhi in specific.
Spandana was hand-picked by Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi in May to lead the Congress campaign on social and digital media, a field which was mostly dominated by the BJP. Known for being active on social media and for her sharp criticism of Prime Minister...
OnePlus users have something to be worried for as it has been discovered that the Chinese company might be collecting user data without permission. A report by security researcher Chris Moore states that the company is transmitting user data to a sever, along with the device's serial number, and other details.
He noticed an unfamiliar domain while completing the SANS Holiday Hack Challenge and decided to further examine it. He found that the domain – open.oneplus.net – had essentially been...
Panama Papers: All You Need To Know About The Biggest Confidential Docs Leak
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April 4 , 2016 , 14:29 IST
[caption id="attachment_179199" align="aligncenter" width="700"] An investigation into the documents by more than 100 media groups, described as one of the largest such probes in history, revealed the hidden offshore dealings in the assets of around 140 political figures — including 12 current or former heads of states.[/caption]
A new investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and more than 100 other news organisations around the globe reveals the offshore links of some of the planet's most prominent people, including over 500 from India.
According to report in The Indian Express, which was part of a coalition of media outlets investigating the documents, says its eight— month investigation of over 36,000 files has revealed around 500 Indian names, including actor Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, real— estate developer DLF's KP Singh, to politician Anurag Kejriwal, on the firm’s list of offshore companies, foundations and trusts. The newspaper says it has checked the authenticity of over 300 addresses.
Here's all you need to know about the biggest data leak ever:
— This is the biggest leak of data ever, wherein confidential documents have been leaked that reveals how rich and powerful people use tax havens to conceal their wealth.
— A massive leak of 11.5 million tax documents has exposed the secret offshore dealings of aides to Russian president Vladimir Putin, world leaders and celebrities including Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.
— The leaked documents show links to 72 current or former heads of state, including the families and associates of Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak, Libya’s former leader Muammar Gaddafi and Syria’s president Bashar al— Assad.
— The data was leaked from the internal database of the world’s most secretive companies, Panama— based law firm Mossack Fonseca, with offices in more than 35 countries. The company helped its clients to protect their wealth in secretive offshore tax regimes.
— The files contain the complete details of 214,000 offshore entities.
— More than 11 million documents obtained by ICIJ date from 1977 to December 2015. The documents contain incorporation dates, cash transfers, and all the information related to links between companies and individual.
— While the law firm says, it has operated beyond reproach for 40 years, but has never been charged with criminal wrongdoing.
Among the main claims of the ICIJ investigations:
— Close associates of Putin, who is not himself named in the documents, “secretly shuffled as much as USD2 billion through banks and shadow companies,” the ICIJ said.
— The files identified offshore companies linked to the family of Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has led a tough anti— corruption campaign in his country, the ICIJ said.
— In Iceland, the files allegedly show Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson and his wife secretly owned an offshore firm holding millions of dollars in Icelandic bank bonds during the country’s financial crisis.
— The law firm of a member of FIFA’s ethics committee, Juan Pedro Damiani, had business ties with three men indicted in the FIFA scandal: former FIFA vice president Eugenio Figueredo, as well as Hugo Jinkis and his son Mariano who were accused of paying bribes to win soccer broadcast rights in Latin America.
— Argentine football great Messi and his father owned a Panama company, Mega Star Enterprises Inc., a shell company that had previously not come up in Spanish investigations into the father and son’s tax affairs.
Also in the world of football, Francetvinfo named UEFA president Michel Platini as the beneficiary of a Panama— based tax company, adding however that no illegal activity was
Platini’s communications service said in a statement sent to AFP that “all of his accounts and assets are known to the tax authorities in Switzerland, where he has been a tax resident since 2007″.
The revelation of the “Panama Papers” detailing the off— shore structures of many wealthy
clients is a “crime” and an “attack” on Panama, the law firm at the heart of the scandal has said.
“This is a crime, a felony,” Ramon Fonseca, one of the founders of the Panamanian firm Mossack Fonseca, said yesterday.
“This is an attack on Panama because certain countries don’t like it that we are so competitive in attracting companies,” he told AFP.