The Economic Times
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In 2012, she took voluntary retirement and used her payout to buy shares. Today, Kalamkar’s portfolio of Rs 32 lakh comprises only equity. While Rs 25 lakh is handled by a portfolio management service, Rs 7 lakh worth of investments are handled by Kalamkar herself. So confident is she of her abilities to pick the right stocks that she has sold off gold worth Rs 4 lakh and mutual fund investments of Rs 3 lakh to buy scrips. However, her portfolio is not without its share of dead wood. Acting on the advice of brokers, she invested Rs 95,000 in what turned out to be dud stocks. She refuses to get rid of them though, as she feels they will bounce back in the future. “I know investing all my money in equities is a risk, but if I have to meet all my goals, I have to take high risks,” is Kalamkar’s way of justifying her style of investing. How can the risks be overcome? Chitra Iyer, Chief Operating Officer at financial advisory firm, Happynessfactory.
Voice Of America
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Talks that ensued with the Kochi Metro and Kudumbashree finally led to an endeavor that resulted in the job offers to the 23 transgenders. More are likely to follow. A handful of transgenders in recent years have broken stereotypes – one has established a modelling agency, a group of six has made a music album for Bollywood and one became a police officer in Tamil Nadu last month after a long legal battle. But most continue to be stigmatized and the few that have managed to get jobs in private companies with the help of voluntary groups do not find the going easy. The main problem: prejudice, ridicule and a society where changing mindsets continues to be a herculean challenge. In the southern city of Bengaluru, the Solidarity Foundation that champions the cause of transgender people, has placed about a dozen with private companies over the last three years.
The Sun Daily
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This year we’re building the momentum to introduce online enrollment,” said Husaini. PRS is voluntary, and as with everything that it voluntary, it takes time to convince people on the importance of saving for retirement from young. “We dont want people to think of PRS as a tax-saving tool (taxable residents are entitled to tax relief of RM3,000 per year). We want them to save more for retirement and see the tax relief as icing on the cake. They still need to have the cake, which is to save more for retirement. “Getting people to be aware (of PRS) is one thing, getting them to set aside additional savings is also challenging in the current economic situation. “Most of them recognise that they need to set aside money but they have to make a hard choice to look at what they can cut in their lifestyle to save more for retirement,” Husaini said.
Ruptly TV
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A march against the planned housing renovation and resettlement in Moscow is taking place on Sunday, May 28. The organisers of the rally demand the draft law on Moscow’s housing renovation to be withdrawn from consideration by the State Duma. The organisers are demanding a guarantee that decisions on the demolitions are to be made with the voluntary consent of all tenants, as well as with a mind to the ‘preservation of the cultural and historical heritage of the city'. Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly
ABC News - Tasmania
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The futures of two of the state's top football coaches are up in the air following Careers Australia's placement into voluntary administration.
BBC News 24
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They offer voluntary service to the community and believe their faith inspires their action. For me as a Muslim I feel outrage that someone would use the name of my religion to then go and justify committing these acts
The Economic Times
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BBC News 24
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Yes, we do condemn terrorism, but not loud enough, and only when something happens. These people are members of Leeds' Muslim youth group. They offer voluntary service to the community and believe their faith inspires their action
Voice Of America
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He also predictedfairly robusttalks on whether Trump should honor a U.S. commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement. Trump, who dismissed man-made global warming a hoax during his election campaign, is not expected to decide at the summit whether he will stick with the Paris deal, negotiated under his predecessor Barack Obama. Even if a decision is not forthcoming, European leaders have signaled that they will push Trump hard on the Paris emissions deal, which has comprehensive support across the continent. ‘Very badThe summit, being held near Europe’s most active volcano, Mount Etna, is the final leg of a nine-day tour for Trump, his first foreign trip since becoming president, that started in the Middle East. On Thursday in Brussels, with NATO leaders standing alongside him, he accused members of the military alliance of owing “massive amounts of money” to the United States and NATO, even though allied contributions are voluntary.
Washington Free Beacon
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The Sun Daily
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In a letter to McCabe, Chaffetz said he is seeking to review Comey's memos and other written materials so he can "better understand" Comey's communications with the White House and attorney general's office. Chaffetz, R-Utah, previously requested Comey's recent memos about his private contacts with Trump. But the bureau told him Thursday it could not yet turn them over because of Mueller's probe. Chaffetz, who said last week he has his "subpoena pen" ready to force Comey or the FBI to turn over the documents, told McCabe that "Congress and the American public have a right and a duty to examine this issue independently of the special counsel's investigation." He added, in a thinly veiled threat, "I trust and hope you understand this and make the right decision — to produce these documents to the committee immediately and on a voluntary basis." Chaffetz's letter comes a month before he is scheduled to leave office after abruptly announcing his resignation earlier this year.
The Economic Times
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BENGALURU: Founder Chairman of Infosys N R Narayana Murthy today expressed sadness over the IT companies laying off their employees as part of their cost cutting strategy. "...It is sad...," Murthy told in an email reply to a PTI query about recent IT layoffs. Murthy, however, did not elaborate on the matter. Infosys had announced that it could hand out pink slips to hundreds of mid and senior-level employees as it carries out bi-annual performance review amid a challenging business environment. The development comes at a time when its peers Wipro and Cognizant are taking similar measures to control costs. The US-based Cognizant had rolled out a voluntary separation programme for directors, associate VPs and senior VPs, offering them 6-9 months of salary. Wipro, too, is learnt to have asked about 600 employees to leave as part of its annual "performance appraisal" even as speculations were that the number could go as high as 2,000.
BBC News 24
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community, from the public, local voluntary organisations. I think wrapping that support network around people is really important when they're dealing with something like this. Did you have a moment when you got home at the end of that day, I don't know how long your day was, probably never-ending, did you have a moment like that yourself? I got home and I was exhausted, as my colleagues would have been,.
Daily Mail - Australia
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TIME - Top Stories
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In a letter to McCabe, Chaffetz said he is seeking to review Comey's memos and other written materials so he can better understand Comey's communications with the White House and attorney general's office. Chaffetz, R-Utah, previously requested Comey's recent memos about his private contacts with Trump. But the bureau told him Thursday it could not yet turn them over because of Mueller's probe. Chaffetz, who said last week he has his subpoena pen ready to force Comey or the FBI to turn over the documents, told McCabe that Congress and the American public have a right and a duty to examine this issue independently of the special counsel's investigation. He added, in a thinly veiled threat, I trust and hope you understand this and make the right decision to produce these documents to the committee immediately and on a voluntary basis.
BBC Radio Wales
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in terms of our defence commitment to end up in terms of the amount of money we spend on the first generally although the best bark of forces Direction being about two-thirds as I'm actually a European furthermore of the United States that is deeply engaged elsworthy you have you talked about the amount of money that actually contribute in defence services Europe I we would make you either so well there is no exaggeration year when we talk about this 2% of their GDP that NATO members that should spend on defence E's and I need stressed enough in the media is a voluntary contribution isn't it's not mandatory.
Herald Courier
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The Washington Times - Football
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Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was held out of the voluntary portions of OTAs this week because of soreness related to a car accident. Elliott was a passenger in the car accident on Sunday. The Cowboys decided to hold him out after the running back complained of "body soreness and neck ...
Politico
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Brower pledged to update the Oversight panel “as soon as possible.” Chaffetz responded to Brower’s letter on Thursday by restating his demand for the memos and setting a new deadline of June 8. “Congress and the American public have a right and a duty to examine this issue independently of the special counsel’s investigation,” Chaffetz said. “I trust and hope you understand this and make the right decision – to produce these documents to the committee immediately and on a voluntary basis.”
South China Morning Post
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US President Donald Trump on Thursday intensified his accusations that NATO allies were not spending enough on defence and said more attacks such as this weeks bombing in Manchester would take place unless the alliance did more to stop militants. In unexpectedly abrupt remarks as NATO leaders stood alongside him, Trump said certain member countries owed massive amounts of money to the United States and NATO, even though allied contributions are voluntary, with multiple...
Android Police
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Chimicles Tikellis LLP, the law firm which was previously involved in a suit against LG for the Nexus 5X bootlooping problem, has filed a notice for voluntary dismissal of their case as of May 4th. Note that this is a different suit than the one by Girard Gibbs LLP that we reported on back in April , which (to our knowledge) is still ongoing. Some of you that might have contacted the firm in the past to join the class might have received an email over the last week. Read More One of the lawsuits over the LG Nexus 5X bootloop has been dropped was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
USA Today - Top Stories
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The Washington Times - Football
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Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot was held out of the voluntary portions of OTAs this week because of soreness related to a car accident. Elliot was a passenger in the car accident on Sunday. The Cowboys decided to hold him out after the running back complained of "body soreness and neck ...
The Economic Times
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Cognizant President Rajeev Mehta has written to employees to address concerns over reports of massive layoffs at the company. In an email accessed by ET NOW, Mehta told employees: 'Cognizant has not done any layoffs. Each year, in line with industry best practices, we conduct performance reviews to reflect on the work of last year and ensure goals for the subsequent year are clear. We are being committed to being a meritocracy. We believe that's good for all associates around the world'. Cognizant has been on the receiving end of bad press in India after several employees alleged 'forced' termination. IT unions have even petitioned before labour dept in several states demanding a resolution on the matter. Reports suggest that over 6,000 employees in India have lost jobs even as the company has put in place a voluntary separation programme for mid to senior executives.