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Shah walked seven kilometres in Kannur.The yatra which will end in Thiruvananthapuram will cover 11 districts in Kerala and is seen as a strong move to tap into Kerala’s vote bank The yatra was postponed earlier on 29 August because it would have been ‘inconvenient’ for Shah to attend according to the party A party release had said "the yatra to be led by state BJP chief Kummanom Rajasekharan which was scheduled to commence on 7 September has been postponed to October" With inputs from PTI MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s Reliance Communications posted a fourth straight quarterly loss and said it failed to pay interest on some debentures sending the debt-laden firm’s shares tumbling 14 percent to a record low and its bonds down on Monday FILE PHOTO: A man opens the shutter of a shop painted with an advertisement of Reliance Communications in Mumbai India November 3 2015 REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/File PhotoThe Anil Ambani-controlled telecom operator reported late on Saturday a quarterly loss of 2709 billion rupees ($41406 million) compared with a profit of 620 million rupees a year ago Revenue nearly halved to 2667 billion rupees amid a price war started by upstart rival Reliance Jio which is backed by Anil’s elder brother Mukesh Ambani RCom as the company is widely known also said in a securities filing over the weekend that it has missed interest payments on two outstanding domestic non-convertible debentures The loss and missed payments make a recovery for RCom that much harder and come at a time when there are doubts about a previously flagged debt-restructuring plan With net of debt of 443 billion rupees as of end-March RCom is the most leveraged among listed Indian telecom companies After its previous plan to cut debt by selling towers to Canada’s Brookfield and merging its wireless business unit with rival Aircel fell apart RCom came up with a new plan last month pledging to repay a total 270 billion rupees from new deals for its towers infrastructure assets and real estate It has yet to finalise buyers for any of the assets it is planning to sell As part of the latest plan the company has said banks will convert about 70 billion rupees of its debt to equity under the central bank’s strategic debt restructuring plan The debt-equity conversion plan may however run into trouble as bankers and RCom are at loggerheads over treatment of loans which RCom has taken from its group companies the Economic Times newspaper reported on Sunday The company declined to comment on that story but pointed to comments from its Executive Director Punit Garg who in late October said he was confident the strategic debt restructuring plan would proceed As part of the deal with banks RCom says it has won a reprieve on payments to lenders until December 2018 Shares in the company fell as much as 142 percent on Monday and were down 114 percent at 0750 GMT Its overseas bonds also dipped on Monday with RCom’s 65 percent bonds due 2020 indicated at 35/37 cents on the dollar The bonds have trended sharply lower in the last six weeks as RCom’s woes have mounted ($1 = 654250 Indian rupees) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed The formidably intelligent P Chidambaram has always been one of the most enigmatic politicians in India I have long felt that he is the one person nobody in India would dare to speak up against (well there was also Sachin Tendulkar but he is now a lion in winter) That is because he clearly exudes authority (and of course that fearsome intelligence) File image of P Chidambaram PTI Whether he is in power (Home Minister or Finance Minister till recently) or out (he was in the wilderness for years with the Tamil Maanila Congress) he has an aura about him No you don’t cross him lightly He has charisma and he was by far the most powerful person in Sonia’s regime Besides as a Chettiar he has inherited a millennium worth of astuteness Therefore in the waning days of February I was astonished at the accusations levelled against Chidambaram: the first that he had doctored the report about Ishrat Jahan to remove all references to the LeT; the second that his son Karti had amassed an empire especially in real estate all over the world apparently during the time PC held the Finance and Home portfolios The fact that there’s this sudden double whammy on P Chidambaram surprises me The Ishrat revelations were brought out by GK Pillai the then-home secretary And incredibly PC admitted he had done it or at least that is what appeared to be the case in an interview This is startling because it amounts to something rather like treason Not the kind of thing a stalwart like PC should be admitting to or getting involved in But there’s an interesting twist For the allegations made about #IshratGate are not new RVS Mani another home ministry official took early retirement a few years ago alleging harassment – including physical torture such as cigarette burns – by intelligence officials He was in the centre of the controversy having signed both the original affidavit fingering Ishrat and friends as LeT and then the later affidavit disclaiming the LeT connection But why did both these allegations (about #IshratGate and Karti’s immense apparently ill-gotten fortune) come out at this time Surely those in media who had been the most willing to buy the UPA’s line about Ishrat the Innocent (namely NDTV and friends) have not had a change of heart And it was the Times Group that published the damaging material from Pillai and Mani Similarly the information about Karti’s fortunes was released by The Pioneer specifically by J Gopikrishnan who through years of due diligence broke open the 2G scam and has been investigating the Aircel-Maxis deal which also has links to Chidambaram So I repeat why did these stories get traction now Here’s my conjecture: fed up with the Congress and the Left especially after their anti-national #BreakingIndia antics at JNU Haryana and elsewhere the NDA government is sending a warning shot across the bows of the Opposition (and its handlers in China Pakistan and #DeepState) The government may feel vindicated by the massive outpouring of disgust at the anti-national utterances of the JNU students their faculty and supporters No country can survive if it remains weak-kneed in the face of this level of sedition and Indians realize it too The Lefties made a big boo-boo: they didn’t realize what plays in Lutyens doesn’t play in Jhumri Thalaiya And to rub that in the government is taking on the strongest person in the Opposition not a weak link and the assault is with as it were nuclear weapons I was personally appalled by the allegation that a Home Minister would deliberately underplay the role of terrorism from Pakistan in l’affaire Ishrat with the sole purpose of damaging Narendra Modi As much as I have a healthy respect for the Congress’ ethics this was beyond belief Corruption I understand but outright treason Is the government then saying “Look we have the dossiers We know what you’ve done And some of the things you have done are so shocking that we can do you some serious damage So you better watch it” This may well be a tactic to pre-empt trouble if Sonia Gandhi and son are found guilty in the National Herald case and the Congress decides to foment some riots If they and Manmohan Singh and Chidambaram are all implicated either by omission or commission in blatant anti-national activities the sympathy factor will evaporate Goodbye 2019 The government played its PR cards right in the case of the JNU lefties Despite all their huffing and puffing and their hope of creating some ‘martyrs’ by provoking violence the JNU lefties ended up tamely confessing and tearfully declaring allegiance to the Indian Constitution If that doesn’t totally ruin their ‘revolutionary’ krantikari cred I don’t know what will Score: Government 1 Lefties 0 If there is any truth in the allegations about Chidambaram he may well be looking at the end of his political career and his son may be looking at some serious jail time By boldly going after the strongest person in the Congress the government may be saying “Behave or else” It may signal no more accommodation on for instance the disruption in the Rajya Sabha There is a whole lot of signalling going on @suvodipd suggested that Chidambaram may be reminding Sonia Gandhi and son that after all he has dossiers and unless they support his son Karti skeletons may tumble out of cupboards People are protective of their offspring and PC may be no different: if Karti is going down he’s going to take down Sonia as well The Congress is scrambling for a response: the government is signalling this is the other shoe falling after Smriti Irani’s withering assault on them in Parliament No more Mr Nice Guy The government may be signalling to the media that they have reached the end of their tether; and reminding the Congress that it does hold power right now Yes power has its prerogatives That’s of course why Nehruvian Stalinists are so loath to part with it But they may have may just have overplayed their hand a teeny bit in their pursuit of ‘Dynasty by All Means’ This may well be the beginning of the end of the Congress as Mahatma Gandhi wished for in 1947 Treason is a four-letter word Written by Agencies | Chennai | Published: May 25 2011 3:40 pm Related News DMK president M Karunanidhi today said he did not call on Congress President Sonia Gandhi during his visit to Delhi as it was ‘not appropriate’ to meet her when his daughter Kanimozhiarrested in connection with the 2G scamwas in prison “There was an opportunity There was time to meet Sonia Gandhi (but) since my daughter Kanimozhi is in jailit was not appropriate for me to meet Gandhi and I avoided meeting her” he told reporters here after chairing a DMK legislature meet Hehoweveradded that senior Congress leadersincluding Union Ministers P Chidambaram and Ghulam Nabi Azad had called on him (at the hotel where he was staying) AzadCongress in-charge of Tamil Naduhad stated yesterday after meeting Karunanidhi that Kanimozhi’s arrest would not impact ties between the two parties but insisted the government would not interfere in the case He had also said Gandhi is concerned about Kanimozhi being in jail and he expressed sympathies with the DMK over the issue Karunanidhi met Kanimozhi at Tihar Jail in Delhi on May 23spending nearly an hour with her Karunanidhi said Kanimozhi was prepared to face the present situation with ‘grit and determination’ and both of them were confident that justice would prevail On the AIADMK government’s decision to shelve his pet initiative of reviving the Legislative Councilhe said it was ‘expected’ To a question on the reported remark by former LTTE arms procurer Padmanathan that DMK ideology had influenced the outfit to assassinate former Prime Minister Rajiv GandhiKarunanidhi said he didn’t know who he was or what he had said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUS pledges extra $140 mln to Lebanon for Syrian refugees | Reuters World Reuters Jul 26 2017 21:54:52 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Jul 26 2017 21:54 PM | Updated Date: Jul 26 2017 21:54 PM Tags : #Reuters Also See Written by PRASAD JOSHI | Pune | Published: August 9 2013 1:30 am Related News Patchy network of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) continues to trouble University of Pune (UoP) even after the varsity set up four mobile towers more than a year ago for the benefit of telecom operators While the private telecom operators have started reaping the benefits of the towers installed in June last yearthe state-run BSNL is allegedly going slow on making proper network coverage available on the sprawling campus UoPs Estate Department executive director R V Patil said BSNL had approached the administration last January with a request to facilitate mobile towers for setting up transmission devices Many of our on-campus students hail from semi-urban and rural areas and subscribe to BSNL Poor network often results in call-drop and other difficulties Besides studentsa section of teaching and non-teaching staff using BSNL also faces problems?UoP houses over 40 academic departments and hundreds of on-campus students besides large number of visitors to offices of vice-chancellor, The sterilisation drive could not be started until last month as the MC could not rope in the company due to technical reasons. Passengers expect a civilised behaviour from the cabin crew and the ground staff as the salaries to the cabin crew and ground staff are paid from the income earned from the passengers, which is looking to break the impasse before the onset of winter that will make the terrain too harsh for even military standoff. permission will be taken from the managements concerned, It is how people perceive me, but before that I had no say.