The ED has filed a criminal case to probe money laundering charges in an alleged corruption case involving London-based Rolls Royce that is said to have made a payment of over Rs 77 crore as commission to an agent to win contracts from PSUs HAL, ONCG and GAIL during 2007-11, officials said on Sunday. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has booked the case under provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after going through a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) FIR, which was registered in the case in July this year, they said. Rolls Royce and its Indian subsidiary, Singapore-based Ashok Patni and his company Aashmore Pvt Ltd, and Mumbai-based Turbotech Energy Services International Pvt Ltd, besides unidentified officials of public sector units (PSUs) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and GAIL were booked by the CBI for criminal conspiracy and bribery. The CBI complaint alleged that the total business of HAL with Rolls Royce … [Read more...] about ED files money laundering case against Rolls Royce, others
A school spokesman told the Spanish news website El Confidencial: ‘We are taking the potential risks connected with the spread of Covid-19 very seriously and are following government guidance to the letter around both prevention against infection and in dealing with cases where staff or pupils are suspected of being exposed to the virus or display any symptoms. We have a very small number of pupils who have been tested and these individuals are, as per Government advice, remaining at home pending their test results.’ … [Read more...] about Independent schools fear parents will ‘demand their money back’ if pupils are sent home due to coronavirus as headteachers are warned not to overreact
Young people working as MC were struggling in the wake of novel coronavirus. 26-year-old Hoang Yen in Tan Phu District said she earned a lot from hosting ceremonies of companies but she was unemployed this month. She resorted to work as a model for clothing shops to make ends meet. … [Read more...] about Students struggling to earn money in wake of COVID-19
For anyone without children, this is what the promise of a weekend holds: wake up in time to play tag rugby, get to the garden centre, mend your lightshade and still have time to rouge your knees and roll your stockings down (old-school parlance for partying). But it is also an opportunity to be formless, in every way: get up at noon, just about haul yourself out for a bacon sandwich, stop for a pint on a whim at a strange time, then arrive at nightfall having had no more than a third of a day, in real terms. Post-children, of course, it is all hanging round places you don’t want to be, such as soft-play centres or sports fields, but at least you are with the people you want to be with (until they are teenagers). … [Read more...] about Where did the weekend go? How work stole our Saturdays and Sundays
Twickets An “ethical” resale marketplace that has linked up with everyone from Adele to the Arctic Monkeys. Sellers can add up to 15% to the original face value to cover their original booking fee, and Twickets adds its fee of 10% to 13% of the face value, plus there may be a delivery fee. When we looked, two Mumford & Sons tickets with a combined original face value of £95 would cost £125.44, including Twickets’ £12.34 fee and £6.60 for delivery. … [Read more...] about Tickets: can you trust the new wave of resale sites?