While Kotak said it won’t comment on the report, IndusInd promoters issued a strongly worded denial that essentially said the “rumour” was “malicious, untrue and baseless”. The bank separately issued a statement to stock exchanges repeating the same. … [Read more...] about Banking Central | Does a Kotak-IndusInd marriage make sense?
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Earlier this month, CNN reported that Chinese Premier Xi Jinping had directed his armed forces “to strengthen training of troops and to be ready for war”. Chinese wire agency Xinhua reported that Jinping asked his army to “maintain a state of high alert”. … [Read more...] about Why China is on a commodity buying spree and how does it benefit India
But while poll monitoring is legal, it can sometimes cross into the territory of voter intimidation. Often, partisan watchers have the right to challenge someone’s eligibility to vote. In Texas, it’s the only reason a poll watcher is allowed to talk to election officials (and they cannot talk to voters); in Rhode Island, there are specific challengers whose roles are separate to observers. Historically, there have been clear instances of malfeasance by poll watchers. In 1981, Republican poll watchers in New Jersey demanded to check voter registration cards of racial minorities during the state’s gubernatorial race. In 1999, a monitoring group in Michigan singled out Arab-American voters, who then had to prove their citizenship to election officials. … [Read more...] about Poll watching is legal, voter intimidation is not. Which does Trump actually want?
However, more than the next-generation iPhone may be unveiled at the event, whose tagline is “Hi, Speed.” Matter of fact, if Apple isn’t planning on another late-October or early-November event, the October 13th event could be jam-packed with all kinds of hardware. If that’s the case, here’s what you can expect to see unveiled next week: … [Read more...] about What to expect from Apple’s October iPhone event: iPhone 12, AirTags, over-the-ear AirPods, and more!
While other outlets report that the face shield will retail for close to $1,000, Louis Vuitton didn’t confirm those reports, telling Fast Company only that the pricing hasn’t yet been confirmed. And while the Louis Vuitton design is clearly for luxury consumers, it’s easy to envision the innovation in other applications: Wouldn’t it be great if restaurant servers had a lower-cost version to wear while attending to outdoor diners? Or if construction workers—who are required to wear PPE while working outside in the sun’s glare—could utilize something similar? This is luxury design with serious real-world potential. … [Read more...] about Louis Vuitton’s new face shield doesn’t just protect you from COVID-19