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Varun Dhawan Sweats It Out while Kajol shares her Resolutions on TikTok  

Look who is TikTok’ing! Some of Bollywood’s most loved actors- Varun DhawanKajol Devgan and Anupam Kher are now a part of the fun community on TikTok, the world’s leading destination for short-form mobile videos. All the actors have received a warm welcome by their fans and are actively engaging with the creator community on the platform.

The versatile actor, Varun Dhawan has been connecting with his fans by posting fun and quirky videos on the platform. The heart-throb has given his viewers a sneak peak into his gym routine, shared some inspiring messages and also rapped in one of his videos!

Anupam Kher’s first TikTok video, where he announces that he has joined the platform, amassed close to 32 million views. Anupam Kher brings a dosage of fun, quirky and motivational videos and has even given his viewers a sneak peak of his gym routine on TikTok!

Kajol Devgan has shared her New Year Resolution and has also got Ajay Devgan in the video to share his resolution with the user community on TikTok.

All the three actors in their introduction videos expressed their excitement to join and engage with the TikTok community.

Varun DhawanAnupam Kher and Kajol joins the list of popular celebrities such as Deepika PadukoneShilpa Shetty KundraMadhuri Dixit NeneRiteish DeshkmukhSidharth MalhotraJacqueline FernandezChris GayleJustin BieberWill SmithDJ Bravo and DJ Snake, who have joined TikTok to engage and connect with their fans.

TikTok is the world’s most popular destination for creating and sharing short-form mobile videos. TikTok’s mission to inspire creativity and spread joy, directly from the handheld device, by enabling everyone to be a creator.

 

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Rahat Indori shares ‘power cut’ pain with MP CM

Frustrated with long power cuts in Madhya Pradesh amid the ongoing heat wave, Urdu poet Rahat Indori on Sunday shared his pain with Chief Minister
Kamal Nath and state Power Minister Priyavrat Singh on Twitter.

“Electricity failures are a routine nowadays. There has been no power for three hours today. It’s Ramzan and hot, and noone’s picking the phone in Indore Power company (@mppkvvclindore). Please help,” Indori tweeted tagging the post to the office of the Chief Minister Kamal Nath and state Power Minister Priyavrat Singh.

Replying to the tweet, Higher Education Minister Jitu Patwari said: “The power supply has been affected due to the sandstorms over the past few days. But it has been rectified. Electricity staff should be rewarded for the hours they spent fixing the faults.”

(IANS)

 

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Global software major Infosys to allot shares to its performing techies

Global software major Infosys board on Thursday approved allotting performance-based shares to its techies, linking employee incentives with shareholder value creation.

“The board of directors approved expanded stock ownership programme 2019, linking long-term employee incentives with shareholder value creation,” the city-based IT major in a statement.

On shareholders’ approval, about 5 crore shares of Rs 5 face value will be allocated to employees on the basis of their performance. The shares for allotment under the stock ownership plan are equivalent to 1.15 per cent of the company’s total equity shares.

Rhe $11.8 billion company has been a pioneer in rewarding its employees through stock ownership programmes since 1994, including the 2015 incentive compensation plan.

The grants to employees over seven years will be based on performance criteria of relative total shareholder return (TSR) against an industry peer group, relative TSR against domestic and global indices and operating lead performance metrics such as total revenue and digital revenue growth, and operating margins.

“As we have been a pioneer for many firsts in India, the performance-based stock ownership scheme is a milestone as it sets another benchmark in the industry,” Chief Executive Salil Parekh said.

Through the scheme, the firm aims to recognise and reward those techies committed to driving value creation for stakeholders through consistent performance.

“By making employees owners, they get an opportunity to be beneficiaries in the long-term success of the company and realise the results of their work and dedication,” Parekh added.

The company’s blue-chip scrip gained Rs 17.70 per share to close at Rs 734.20 at the end of Thursday’s trading on the BSE as against Wednesday’s closing rate of Rs 716.50 and opening price of Rs 716.75.

(IANS)

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India shares ‘all evidences’ on JeM, Azhar with China

India has shared with China “all evidences” of the terrorist activities of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and its chief Masood Azhar, the External Affairs Ministry said here on Monday as Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale held talks with the Chinese leadership in Beijing.

Gokhale is on a two-day visit to Beijing where he held talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

“We have shared with China all evidences of terrorist activities of Jaish-e-Mohammad and its leader Masood Azhar. It is now for the 1267 Sanctions Committee (of the UN Security Council) and other authorized bodies of the UN to take a decision on listing of Masood Azhar (as international terrorist),” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson said here.

He was responding to queries on discussions that the Foreign Secretary held in Beijing with regard to proscribing of Azhar.

China has been blocking India’s move, which is supported by countries like the US, UK and France, at the UN Security Council to enlist Azhar as an international terrorist.

Last month, Beijing placed a latest “technical hold”, for the fourth time, on a US-sponsored resolution against Azhar, a move that India called “disappointing”.

“India will continue to pursue all available avenues to ensure that terrorist leaders who are involved in heinous attacks on our citizens are brought to justice,” the MEA spokesperson said.

JeM has been responsible for a number of terror attacks in India over the last two decades, including the one on Parliament on December 13, 2001.

There has been an increased pitch for proscribing Azhar in the aftermath of the ghastly Pulwama terror attack on February 14, which was claimed by JeM.

Gokhale, in his opening remarks at his meeting with Wang and Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou, said China should be “sensitive” to India’s concerns.

“We will work together with the Chinese side to deepen mutual understanding, strengthen mutual trust to implements the decisions that are taken by the leaders and do it in a manner where we are sensitive to each other’s concerns,” Gokhale said.

Gokhale, who was earlier India’s Ambassador to China, said both sides were working to implement what was agreed between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Wuhan summit last year.

“It’s been a year since our leaders met in Wuhan and my colleagues, Vice (Foreign) Minister Kong Xuanyou and I have been following up on efforts to see that to implement the understandings that were reached at the meeting.

“Last year, we had very brisk political exchanges including your visit to Delhi for the first high-level meeting between for people to people exchange was an important development. And my Minister (Foreign) looks forward to coming for the second meeting in China later this year,” he added.

Wang stressed the need for India and China to step up strategic communication and cooperation.

“China and India are two major countries and neighbours. They are also two emerging market countries and are each other’s emerging partners.

“In this sense, it’s very important for the two countries to work together to increase strategic communications even the geopolitical trust and strategic cooperation on international and regional issues.”

IANS