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ITC Chairman and CEO YC Deveshwar addresses during the Annual General Meeting of ITC in Kolkata on July 22, 2016.IANSITC will enter the fruits, vegetables and other perishables segment, Y C Deveshwar, the non-executive chairman said at the company’s 106th annual general meeting.The Kolkata-headquartered diversified conglomerate is also looking to invest in farming of aromatic and medicinal plants. ITC has started working on creating the infrastructure for it and is investing in supply chain, Mint reported.”Investments are underway to create climate-controlled infrastructure for an efficient supply-chain to unlock the potential latent in this area,” Deveshwar said in his speech to shareholders. “Investments have also been made in farming for aromatic and medicinal plants, keeping in mind ITC’s focus on agri-based health and wellness products,” he added.The move is aimed at providing options to consumers and consumers alike. The company will also offer fresh, frozen and dehydrated agri-products. ITC Master Chef Frozen Prawns, which was recently launched in select cities, will soon be sold across the country.The fruits and vegetables under the new brand will also be sold online, first via sellers like BigBasket, and later on other platforms.The company is working in the rural areas with the farmers from the year 2000 through its network of e-Choupal and over 4 million farmers have benefited from this initiative so far.The cigarettes-to-hotels conglomerate also has 20 integrated consumer goods manufacturing and logistics facilities under various stages of development. ITC chairman YC Deveshwar.Reuters FileITC’s consumer business presently comprises packaged food, personal care and educational stationery products, and is worth more than Rs 10,000 crore in revenues, having crossed the golden milestone in 2016-17. As per an official statement, ITC is now among the fastest growing branded packaged foods businesses in India, Business Insider reported.ITC’s net profit rose 7.4 percent to Rs 2,561 crore in the quarter ended June 30, over the corresponding quarter last year. The firm’s revenue increased 4.1 percent to Rs 13,800.4 crore, driven primarily by cigarette sales, which grew 6.6 percent to Rs 8,774 crore.
Karan Johar, Aryan Khan, Shah Rukh KhanInstagramIf you are a celeb kid, you are bound to be under constant media spotlight. And when you are the son of ‘Badshah of Bollywood’ Shah Rukh Khan, the limelight never leaves you. The media has constantly been monitoring Aryan Khan’s each and every move. And rumour has it that the star kid, who is currently basking in the success of The Lion King, is dating a blogger from London.Since Aryan Khan is the son of the man who has re-defined love and romance on the big screen, the buzz and curiosity around his love life seems quite obvious. As per a report in Mumbai Mirror, Aryan Khan is dating a London based blogger. And what’s new? Even Gauri Khan has met Aryan’s lady-love and is quite happy with her.Aryan Khan recently made his foray into Bollywood with the Hindi version of The Lion King, where he has dubbed for the protagonist Simba. Shah Rukh Khan has given the voice for Simba’s father Mufasa. Shah Rukh Khan had recently come under the unjustified wrath of Twitterati for promoting ‘nepotism’ and launching his kid through Disney’s most anticipated film.Shah Rukh Khan has always been vocal about his kids and has said that he wouldn’t mind if his kids decide to become a part of the industry and work here. However, SRK has just one condition for his kids before they enter showbiz – to finish their education.In an old interview with Rediff, Shah Rukh had narrated how Gauri was so sick during Aryan’s delivery that the actor thought he would lose his wife. During the same interview, the superstar also revealed why he chose to name his first son Aryan. “We just named him Aryan. I don’t know. I just liked the sound of the name. I thought when he tells a girl ki my name is Aryan. Aryan Khan, she’ll be really impressed,” he said.
[Representational image]Creative CommonsThe new Consumer Protection Bill is no good news for celebrities — they will be made accountable for misleading ads and will have to pay dearly for the offence. The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 proposes that the celebrities endorsing misleading ads should be made to pay penalty up to Rs 50 lakh and serve a ban from making an endorsement of any product or service of up to three years. However, the bill did not include an earlier recommendation by a Parliamentary Standing Committee to impose jail term for deceptive endorsements.The bill, which seeks to replace the 31-year-old law in force now, was introduced by Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan in the Lok Sabha.The bill is awaiting clearance by Parliament. The main thrust of the new Consumer Protection Bill is to eliminate the false and misleading advertisements. A Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) is also proposed in the bill. If it is clear to the CCPA that a particular advertisement is false or misleading, the authority may issue directions to endorsers, advertiser, publisher and traders and manufacturers to stop or make changes. Also the CCPA have the right to impose a penalty of up to Rs 1 million on endorsers and manufacturers. If subsequent violation happens penalty will be of up to Rs 5 million.The authority will also have the power to ban endorser of false or misleading ads from making an endorsement of any product or service for a period of one year, the subsequent violation will attract a ban of up to three years.”No endorser shall be liable to a penalty if he has exercised due diligence to verify the veracity of the claims made in the advertisement regarding the product or service being endorsed by him,” the bill said, reports PTI.The Parliamentary Standing Committee that reviews the Consumer Protection Bill, 2015, had suggested strict penalty and jail term for endorsers of misleading ads. Although, the government did not accept the recommendation of jail term and has instead proposed ban of up to three years. In case of those publishing misleading ads, the Bill empowers CCPA to slap a penalty of up to Rs 1 million. Although, no penalty will be levied if publishers prove that the ad was published in the ordinary course of their business.”No defence shall be available to such person if he had previous knowledge of the order passed by the CCPA for withdrawal of or modification of such advertisement,” the bill said.
Share The Astros seem to be in the forefront of many people’s mind in Houston. Kyle O’Leary says that’s good for the city. “Even if Harvey hadn’t hit it’s good for the city. I think it makes everybody feel better about Houston.” And from a baseball strategy perspective, O’Leary is confident that Game Six, despite the loss, sets up the Astros for victory tonight. “[The Dodgers] Threw a bunch of pitchers last night, and every time their bullpen has been shelled, it’s been after a back-to-back game.” O’Leary is right. In the three World Series games that followed a previous game without a day off for the players, the Astros have scored 14 runs in 15.1 innings against the vaunted LA bullpen.And while the Astro players say they’ll give it everything they’ve got tonight, there are still those fans that feel they have more to do with the outcome than the guys in uniform.Doug Brown says after watching last night’s loss, he won’t dare watch tonight. “If I watch it again, they’ll probably lose.”Dodger Stadium, the third oldest ballpark in Major League baseball, opened in 1962. Tonight will be the first time it has hosted a World Series Game Seven. First pitch is 7:20 PM. The Los Angeles Dodgers forced a Game Seven with a 3-1 victory over the Astros Tuesday night. So, one of the more exciting World Series in history will require seven games to crown a champion.“Seems like it was kinda destined to go seven anyway you know? Crazy as it’s been,” says Blake Benton, who watched Game Six and says he’ll be thinking about Game Seven all day. “It’s gonna be hard to concentrate, it was hard to concentrate yesterday.”Justin Verlander suffered the loss, his first as an Astro.Facing a seventh and final game, the Astros, like most fans are ready for a win tonight.