Live: Infosys' highest paid Indian executive Ashok Vemuri quits

Last Updated: Wed, Aug 28, 2013 12:04 hrs


Infosys' highest paid Indian executive Ashok Vemuri quits

In yet another high-profile exit at Infosys, Ashok Vemuri, director and head of Americas and global head of manufacturing and engineering services has resigned. Mr Vemuri, who was with Infosys for over 15 years, was the highest paid Indian executive.

"Ashok Vemuri, member of the board, has decided to leave Infosys... The transition plan is in place. Sanjay Jalona, currently the regional head for manufacturing in North America, will take over as the global head of manufacturing, Infosys," the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

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4.40 pm:

After Pakistan and China, Myanmar Army intrudes into India

India Today:
Still grappling with a season of incursions by Pakistan and China in Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh, India is now faced with the Myanmar Army intruding into Indian territory in Manipur's Chandel district.

Headlines Today can confirm that the Ministries of Home, Defence and External Affairs are aware of the situation and at various stages of dealing  with it. The area under question, about 5-km from the Moreh Police Station, falls under the 9 Assam Rifles unit, which reports to the Home Ministry.

The nub of the fresh territorial problems arises from a 10-km border fence on the Indo-Myanmar border in Chandel district.

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3.55 pm:

IAS officer who supported Durga Shakti transferred

Gautam Budh Nagar District Magistrate Ravikant Singh, who had given a clean chit to suspended UP IAS officer Durga Sakthi Nagpal, has been transferred.

The action comes days after Singh had supported Nagpal, the 28-year-old SDM of Gautam Budh Nagar, who led the crackdown on sand mining mafia in her district and was suspended on July 27 ostensibly for ordering demolition of a wall of a under-construction mosque allegedly without following due process.

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3.20 pm:

Doctor escapes unhurt as 'drunk' cop shoots at him

A Sub-Inspector of Haryana Police was today booked for allegedly firing at a doctor, who escaped unhurt, when he refused to issue a  fake medical report in favour of the cop's relative.

The incident took place in the wee hours today when SI Kashmir Singh, allegedly in an inebriated state arrived at the Karnal civil hospital, about 130 kilometres from Chandigarh, with his relative, police said.

Singh asked Dr Nipun Kalra to issue a fake medical report in favour of his relative and when Kalra did not pay any heed to him, the accused shot at the doctor using his service revolver, they said.

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2.30 pm

Major reshuffle in UP; 25 IPS officers transferred

In a major reshuffle, the Uttar Pradesh government has transferred 25 IPS officers including director generals, an official spokesman said today.

Director General (DG) Human Rights, Ranjan Dwiwedi, has been shifted to Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC), whereas DG technical services has been posted in vigilance department, the spokesman said.

DG cooperative cell Subrat Tripathi has been relieved from the additional charge of economic offences wing (EOW).

Additional Director General (ADG) Gopal Gupta, who was on the wait list after returning from central deputation, has been posted as ADG PAC headquarters.

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1.45 pm:

Arunachal school hostel warden held for raping 14 girls

A shocking case of rape of 14 minor girls allegedly by the hostel warden of a private school in Likabai in West Siang district has come to light after a few students reported the matter to police.

The rape of the girls in the age group of 4 to 13 for over three years has triggered protests with local residents, students and members from the civil society hitting the streets last evening to protest against the crime.

They also gheraoed the Likabali Police Station demanding capital punishment for the culprits.

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1.10 pm:

TV actress assaulted in broad daylight as insensitive Mumbai watched

India Today:
A woman actress was assaulted by three youths in Mumbai on Tuesday as people preferred to stay away and watch the whole drama.

Loveleen Kaur, a popular TV actor was travelling in an auto-rickshaw when a man snatched her purse and tried to flee. Kaur jumped from the rickshaw and chased him.    

At some distance, the snatcher was joined by two others, who rounded up the actor and beat her in presence of a small crowd, which has gathered on the spot.

The actor, who is in her twenties, suffered some minor injuries while braving the attackers whereas, people didn't care to interfere and stop the youths.

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12.30 pm:

Gold prices hit high of Rs 34,000

Gold prices raced to a new high of Rs 34,000 today at the domestic bullion buyers bought up the metal.

The supply of gold is short since no imports have taken place since July when the government hiked duty amid positive global cues.
Gold prices hit high of Rs 34,000

Gold prices raced to a new high of Rs 34,000 today at the domestic bullion.

The supply of gold is short since no imports have taken place since July when the government hiked duty amid positive global cues.

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Bihar hikes salary of 2.5 lakh contractual teachers by Rs 3K per month

There was good news for nearly 2.5 lakh contractual teachers in Bihar with the state cabinet on Tuesday approving a salary hike of Rs 3,000 per month from September for them.

"The state cabinet hiked salaries of contract teachers by Rs 3,000 per month," Cabinet Secretary Brajesh Mehrotra told media persons in Patna. He said nearly 2.5 lakh teachers of primary school, middle school and high school would benefit from the hike.

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Mystery woman leaves seven-month-old abducted child at a hospital

The seven-month-old child, who was abducted from Deen Dayal Updadhayay hospital a week ago, was recovered today from Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Delhi.

According to the police, a woman, who is suspected to be the one who abducted the boy on last Wednesday, brought the child to Sanjay Gandhi hospital this afternoon as he was suffering from dehydration.

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10:07 am

Mumbai gangrape accused earlier raped two in Shakti Mills: Police

The accused in the Mumbai gangrape case have admitted to having earlier committed two rapes and a molestation inside the deserted Shakti Mills compound, investigators said today.

As forensic experts scoured the mill compound for more evidence, the accused were subjected to a Layered Voice Analysis (LVA) test, which is designed for truth verification and detection of deceit.

LVA helps measure the emotional content of human speech, captured live or extracted from recorded audio.

During interrogation, the accused admitted to having raped a ragpicker and a sex worker on separate occasions a few months back, said a crime branch official privy to the probe.

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9.40: am

India ranks 2nd in seeking user info from Facebook

Government agents in 74 countries demanded information on about 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of this year, with about half the orders coming from authorities in the United States, the company said Tuesday.

India accounted for 3,245 requests that asked for information on a total of 4,144 users. India has made the second highest number of government requests to Facebook for user information. Facebook provided information to Indian agencies for 50 per cent of the requests made.

8.50 am:

Samajwadi Party legislator arrested from dance bar in Goa

Samajwadi Party legislator Mahendra Singh was arrested early on Tuesday by the Goa police following a raid at a Panaji dance bar.

Police said Mr Singh, a four-time MLA from Sitapur constituency in Uttar Pradesh, has been booked under the Anti-Prostitution Act.

Six girls belonging to Punjab, Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh were also rescued during the raid in the heart of Panaji city.

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8.10 am:

Two buildings collapse in Vadodara; three dead, over 35 feared trapped

Three people died and over 35 were feared trapped when two buildings collapsed in the Altadre area of Vadodara in Gujarat early this morning.

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7. 30 am

Congress attacked Narendra Modi for his remark that basic medical emergency procedures were not used in taking Sonia Gandhi to hospital on Monday night and saying leaders should not do "politics" on health condition of people.

Wondering whether anybody can speak on somebody's sudden illness and treatment like that and "whether any human being can raise such questions", party spokesperson Bhakta Charan Das said "I think in a civilised world, leaders should not do any politics on the health condition and treatment of others".

Das also referred to the attack on Parliament during NDA rule noting "it could have been very well asked why Parliament attack was done by the terrorists".

Hours after Gandhi was discharged from AIIMS, Modi wished her the best of health through micro-blogging site Twitter.

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