Top Union Home ministry officials on Friday conveyed to a parliamentary panel that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is getting normal and detained political leaders, including former chief ministers, will be released but gave no time-frame for it, sources said.Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and Additional Secretary in the Home Ministry Gyanesh Kumar and other ministry officials briefed the parliamentary standing committee on Home Affairs, chaired by senior Congress leader Anand Sharma, on the situation in the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.Members of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha quizzed top government officials on the detention of political leaders, particularly three-time former chief minister and Srinagar MP Farooq Abdullah, who was charged under the controversial Public Safety Act on September 17.Close Home ministry officials told the parliamentary panel that those detained under the PSA can challenge their detention in a designated tribunal. If not … [Read more...] about Situation in J&K getting normal, detained leaders will be released but no time-frame: Home ministry to parliamentary panel
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WHAT: Shop Cats of New York, a book about the kitties who greet you at the door and lounge around New York City businesses. advertisement advertisement WHO: The author, Tamar Arslanian, is an account director at Avrett Free Ginsberg, founder of social media consultancy Pet-Minded and I Have Cat blogger. Pet photographer Andrew Marttila shot the photos for Shop Cats of New York. Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins, is the publisher. WHY WE CARE: The rare journalist who moonlights as a cat sitter and once prioritized a visit with Pooper Katzenberger over an interview with one of the stars of Desperate Housewives, I was delighted when a review copy of Shop Cats of New York arrived in the mail. From bookstores to wine shops, cats are found in all kinds of New York City businesses, and this hardcover book tells their stories. In the introduction, Arslanian admits she used to feel bad for these kitties—she worried about them spending nights alone. But as she was … [Read more...] about Felines At Work: New Book Celebrates Cats Who Call New York City’s Shops Home
“Sunshine is the gift of the gods,” Masayoshi Son cheerily told a crowd of investors on the morning of October 3, 2018. He was in greater Noida, India, giving a speech about solar power. The day was hot, in the mid-90s, and for Son, CEO of the Japanese telecom conglomerate SoftBank, particularly bright. His visions for SoftBank—to be at the vanguard of technology and AI investing—had captivated the global capital world. “As long as you have the land and sunshine . . . I will give you free electricity,” he said. Son had committed to investing as much as $100 billion in Indian solar infrastructure. The free power would come 25 years from now. advertisement advertisement Meanwhile, nine and a half time zones away, Adam Neumann, cofounder and CEO of WeWork, the fast-growing global office-leasing player, was in New York celebrating a series of recent milestones: becoming New York’s largest private landlord; committing the company to … [Read more...] about WeFail: How the doomed Masa Son-Adam Neumann relationship set WeWork on the road to disaster
Home for the holidays takes on a whole new, depressing meaning when businesses layoff employees during December. advertisement advertisement Losing your livelihood during the “happiest time of the year” is pretty awful for employees, so why would a company be so Scrooge-like? We asked several HR professionals to weigh in on whether or not it’s acceptable, or advisable, to conduct layoffs during the holiday season, and if so, how to do it compassionately. They had a lot to say. Why Companies Conduct Layoffs During The Holidays The vast majority of organizations run on a calendar year budget, explains Steve Spires, a managing director of outplacement solutions with BPI group, and year-end coincides with the need to achieve year-end numbers. “Business cycles are agnostic, and focused on results without bias, emotion, nor sentimentality,” says Jason Hanold, managing partner at executive search firm Hanold Associates. Because companies may want to … [Read more...] about Fired For The Holidays: Is It Acceptable For Businesses To Downsize In December?
Merit is supposed to cut across everything, determining who reaps the most rewards and who leads in business. Gender shouldn’t matter. But of course it does. advertisement advertisement “Gender is under the surface, or not so much under the surface,” says Howard Aldrich, head of the sociology department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “When taken into account, it can distort the effects of merit. Instead of having the discussion of who will take the lead, these things tend to just bubble up.” There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the paucity of women who snag venture capital to start their own companies, the few women in positions of authority in the cliquey tech sector, as well as the low percentage of women holding corporate board seats–only 16.9% in the United States–according to Catalyst, a research group studying opportunities for women in business. Broadly, 30% of all U.S. businesses are … [Read more...] about Why Women Often Don’t Lead The Companies They’ve Founded