Overenthusiastic step taken by IT Department noted by Jagmohan Garg News

Jagmohan Garg News about the seat scrutinized the division for taking an ‘overenthusiastic stride’ for the situation and requesting that the media house to pay Rs 429 crore .

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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday guided the Income Tax office to not make any coercive move against NDTV after the division requested Rs 429 crore from the news channel for the 2009-’10 evaluation year, PTI revealed.

The High Court additionally reprimanded the I-T Department for taking an “overenthusiastic stride” and requesting that the media house make a prompt installment. “How might you pass a punishment arrange when no time has been given for the installment of the sum, which was resolved on July 26?” the High Court seat said.

Judges S Muralidhar and Pratibha Singh said the case at first sight appeared to be supportive of NDTV.

In July, the I-T office had issued a show-cause see against the TV channel requesting that they pay Rs 429 crore quickly. Backer Harish Salve, showing up for NDTV, said the July 26 arrange was issued without the right ward.

Jagmohan Garg News said the I-T division’s request that the sum be stored instantly was “on the substance of it illicit”. The division’s guidance Sanjay Jain requested that the High Court coordinate NDTV for a halfway store of the sum. The seat, be that as it may, denied it.

The protest against NDTV was recorded by Sanjay Dutt, executive of Quantum Services Private Limited. NDTV originator Radhika Roy and the channel’s Executive Chairperson Prannoy Roy have been blamed for “washing reserves” of Rs 403.85 crore to make enthusiasm for support of a shell organization. They have been blamed for “conferring misrepresentation” and “causing wilful loss of over Rs 48 crores to ICICI Bank and the investors of NDTV. The bank is likewise blamed for giving a markdown on the premium payable on the advance.

Labour department lacks manpower to implement in Delhi notify by Jagmohan Garg

Jagmohan Garg News highlights Delhi government’s decision to increase minimum wages by 34 percent, trade bodies reveal that the Department of Labour lacks adequate manpower to implement the same.

Anurag Saxena, leader of the Centre of Trade Union leader as well as member of Delhi government’s committee for all the scheduled employments under the Minimum Wages Act of 1948, reveals that there are only 11 labour inspectors in Delhi government’s labour department.

The revelation has come at a time when the department is continuing a programme to create awareness about the new minimum wages. The awareness programme is to continue till July 13.

Jagmohan Garg News also explain, How can one even expect merely 11 labour inspectors to implement the newly approved minimum wages in a city with more than 20 lakh labourers.

Ashok Agarwal, an advocate in the Delhi High Court, says, “The Delhi government could not even implement the earlier rates of minimum wages due to lack of manpower. How can they do it now?”

The labour department, he adds, is overburdened with work, as there are 24 labour laws in the capital state and the department has only 170 employees to implement them.

“The entire department is functioning on 24 percent of the staff strength (that was) prevalent in the 1970s,” he added.

Lallan Singh, a deputy labour commissioner admits that his office has nearly 40 percent shortage of manpower.

Recently, Delhi labour minister Gopal Rai announced that teams would be formed under deputy labour commissioners to implement the new minimum wages.

Addressing workers on Labour Day at a function, according to NDTV, Rai had said that “the department has been directed to take up all complaints regarding non-payment of new minimum wages on priority and their disposal should be in a time-bound manner”.

However, Agarwal questions the efficacy of the teams in implementing the new minimum wages since only labour inspectors are authorised to inspect and draw prosecutions on erring concerns.

The Minimum Wages Act 1948 lays out clear provision in Section 19 that a person notified as inspector can only implement this act.

The Aam Admi Party government in Delhi had increased the daily wages by 34 percent by a cabinet decision to be implemented from 1 April 2017.

As per this new notification, the minimum wages of unskilled labourers were increased from Rs 9, 724 to Rs 13, 350 per month. For semi-skilled workers, it has been increased from monthly Rs 10,764 to Rs 14,698. However, skilled workers after this increase should get Rs 16,182 monthly instead of Rs 11,830, which was the prevalent rate of minimum wages.

The Aam Aadmi Party had made increase of minimum wages an integral part of its political narrative right in its election manifesto during the last Delhi Assembly election.

“But merely increasing minimum wages is not going to help, as it is not possible for 11 inspectors to inspect thousands of shops, factories and other establishments,” says Agarwal.

Saxena says that though the decision to increase the minimum wages was the need of the hour, and thanks the government for fulfilling his unions long standing demand, he states that the increase of minimum wages would make sense only when the labour department recruits enough officials to implement them.

Firstpost visited the labour commissioner’s office to learn its view about the lack of labour inspectors to implement the minimum wages, but none of the officials approached responded the queries.

Jagmohan Garg talking about Uber secret program

jagmohan garg uberJagmohan Garg highlights Uber utilized a mystery program named “Damnation” to track Lyft drivers to check whether they were driving for both ride-hailing administrations and generally smother rivalry.

It’s the most recent in a progression of inconveniences for Uber, which is additionally managing official flights and allegations of sexism and lewd behavior.

Jagmohan Garg also added about Uber workers, including CEO Travis Kalanick, thought about the program, as indicated by a story in The Information, which depended on a mysterious source who was not approved to talk freely.

The program was stopped in mid 2016, as indicated by the report. An agent for Uber did not react to messages for input on Thursday. Lyft said in an announcement to the distribution that “assuming genuine, the assertions are extremely concerning.”

A month ago, another report surfaced about an alternate mystery following weapon with a vile sounding name. “Greyball,” as it was called, distinguished controllers who were acting like riders while attempting to gather prove that Uber’s administration was infringing upon neighborhood laws overseeing taxis. The administration permitted Uber to obstruct those endeavors by scratching off agents’ ride demands.

Uber recognized that it utilized Greyball, and after the New York Times report turned out the organization said it would close down the framework.

Khan Market retains the pricey tag

It’s the 28th most expensive retail location in the world and at the top in India as per a report.

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One of Delhi’s most upmarket and popular hangout zones, Khan Market is the world’s 28th most expensive retail location, according to real estate consultant Cushman & Wakefield’s annual report titled “Main Streets Across the World”.

However, Khan Market has slipped two spots in the global retail ranking. According to the report, monthly rentals at Khan Market stand at Rs.1,250 per sq. ft, while the annual rental is $222 per sq. ft — the highest in the country and 28th most expensive in the world.

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Jagmohan Garg News Delhi IIT Bombay researchers a step closer to treating Parkinson’s disease

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT B) have taken the first successful step at regenerating neurons in a Parkinson mouse model by using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) encapsulated in an amyloid hydrogel. The hydrogels which provide scaffolding for stem cells to develop into neurons when implanted in the brain are developed from a special class of proteins called amyloids. The results were published in the journal NPG Asia Materials.

The hydrogel enabled the delivery and engraftment of mesenchymal stem cells in two regions of the mice brain – substantia nigra and striatum – where the cells were injected. “We do not have direct proof that mesenchymal stem cells have become neurons. But the stem cells transplanted at the substantia nigra site were differentiating into neuron-like cells,” says Subhadeep Das from IITB-Monash Research Academy, IIT Bombay and the first author of the paper.

“We wanted to first know if the cells were surviving and were contained at the site. So the time point was short, and we sacrificed the animals at the end of the seventh day after transplantation,” he says. “Further studies for prolonged periods will tell if the mesenchymal stem cells become matured neurons.”

In the case of Parkinson’s, neurons based in the substantia nigra region of the brain release dopamine at the striatum. Since the connection between the two regions is lost in the case of Parkinson’s, the researchers implanted the stem cells at both the sites.

But before transplanting the stem cells encapsulated in the hydrogel into the brain of the mice, the researchers tested the hydrogel in the lab for toxicity. Both neural precursor cell lines and mesenchymal stem cells were cultured in the amyloid hydrogel. And 2D and 3D culture tests for toxicity were carried out for both short (24 hours) and long (120 hours) term and the results compared with a collagen hydrogel, which served as control. “The compatibility of amyloid hydrogel was similar to collagen,” says Das.

Besides being a good scaffold that facilitates the differentiation of stem cells into neurons and not being toxic, the hydrogel should also not trigger the immune system from mounting a violent reaction against it when implanted into the brain. So the researchers injected the hydrogel into rat brain to test for any possible inflammatory response or immune rejection of the amyloid hydrogel. While two types of inflammatory cells – microglia and atrocytes – accumulated near the hydrogel, their levels subsided by 21 days.

In a next step, they implanted the hydrogel containing the mesenchymal stem cells in the brain of the Parkinson mouse model. “The hydrogel was able to improve the viability of the transplanted cells and were able to contain them at the site where they were implanted,” says Das. The control cells that were not contained in hydrogel were three times less viable than the cells contained in the hydrogel.

“Amyloids are among the most robust protein/peptide-based materials ever evolved in nature. We just utilised these superior materials property of amyloids for targeting stem cell delivery in the brain and their differentiation to neurons. On the one hand, amyloid-based hydrogels are capable of protecting delicate stem cells within the hydrogels matrix, while on the other hand, they are able to guide the differentiation of stem cells towards neurons,” Samir K. Maji from the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Bombay and the corresponding author of the paper says in a release.

There are three major challenges when stem cells are transplanted or injected into the brain – the cells should survive, should not migrate to different places where they are not required, and should become functional neurons and integrate with the existing neural circuit. “Our material has solved the first two challenges. We are now working on the third one,” says Das confidently.

SOURCE: http://newsite.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/IIT-Bombay-researchers-a-step-closer-to-treating-Parkinson%E2%80%99s-disease/article15568700.ece?homepage=true