बेंगलुरू:आईटी दिग्गज और विप्रो के अध्यक्ष अजीम प्रेमजी (Azim Premji) ने 52,750 करोड़ रुपये (7.5 अरब डॉलर) बाजार मूल्य के शेयर दान कर दिए हैं. प्रेमजी ने जो रकम दान की है वह विप्रो (Wipro) लिमिटेड की 34 प्रतिशत हिस्सेदारी है. उनके फाउंडेशन ने बयान जारी करके कहा है कि इस पहल से, प्रेमजी द्वारा परोपकार कार्य के लिए दान की गई कुल रकम 145,000 करोड़ रुपये (21 अरब डॉलर) हो गई है, जोकि विप्रो लिमिटेड के आर्थिक स्वामित्व का 67 प्रतिशत है.
इसके साथ ही बयान में कहा गया, ‘अजीम प्रेमजी ने अपनी निजी संपत्तियों का अधिक से अधिक त्याग कर और धर्माथ कार्य के लिए उसे दान देकर परोपकार के प्रति अपनी प्रतिबद्धता बढ़ाई है, जिससे अजीम बता दें, हालही जारी की गई फोर्ब्स की दुनिया के अरबपतियों की सूची में विप्रो के चेयरमैन अजीम प्रेमजी 22.6 अरब डॉलर की संपत्ति के साथ इस सूची में 36 वें स्थान पर था. वहीं भारत के सबसे अमीर व्यक्ति मुकेश अंबानी दुनिया के अरबपतियों की सूची में भी आगे बढ़ रहे हैं. फोर्ब्स की दुनिया के अरबपतियों की सूची में वह छह पायदान की छलांग लगाकर 13वें स्थान पर पहुंच गये हैं. इस सूची में जेफ बेजोस हालांकि, इस बार भी पहले स्थान पर काबिज रहे हैं. उनके बाद बिल गेट्स और वारेन बफेट का स्थान है. बेजोस की संपत्ति पिछले एक साल में 19 अरब डॉलर बढ़कर 131 अरब डालर हो गई.
मुकेश अंबानी (61 वर्ष) की संपत्ति 2018 में 40.1 अरब डॉलर थी जो कि बढ़कर 50 अरब डालर पर पहुंच गई है. दुनिया के अमीरों में पिछले साल वह 19 वें स्थान पर थे और इस साल वह छह स्थान ऊपर चढ़कर 13वें नंबर पर आ गये हैं. हालांकि, उनके भाई अनिल अंबानी इस सूची में कहीं नीचे 1349वें स्थान पर हैं. इससे पहले 2017 की फोर्ब्स पत्रिका की अरबपतियों की सूची में मुकेश अंबानी का स्थान 33वां था. फोर्ब्स की सूची में शामिल भारत के 106 अरबपतियों में मुकेश अंबानी सबसे आगे हैं.
Alia Bhatt gifts Rs 50 lakh to her driver and help
Actor Alia Bhatt has gifted her personal driver and her domestic help Rs 50 lakh each and even expects them to buy a new home for themselves.
Alia says that the driver, Sunil, and help, Anmol, have been with her since she began her Bollywood career in 2012, with Karan Johar’s Student of the Year. A report tells that she gave them the money before her birthday which was on 15th March. The report also mentioned that both her driver and help have already booked houses in Juhu Gully and Khar Danda in the city.
Alia recently has also purchased a home for herself in Juhu. The cost of the house is Rs 13 crore.
Alia said that the property is intended as an office space for her new production company. Asked if the house is a ‘love nest’ she said, “Nothing of the sort. It is a place I’ve bought as my office space. Yes, I’ve started my own production house. I’ve named it Eternal Sunshine Productions. Do you like it?”
She added, “Firstly, I bought this home where I live very close to my parent’s home so that I could be close to my parents and sister. I wouldn’t like that to change. Secondly, I built my home brick by brick all my own. Every piece of furniture in the house every knick knack is selected personally by me. This is where I live. This is my home. That won’t change.”
Alia will soon be seen in the Karan Johar film Kalank. The first song of Kalank released this Monday- featuring Alia which is Ghar More Pardesiya. The actor will share the screen with Ranbir in the movie Brahmastra which will be released in December directed by Ayan Mukerji.
Arvind Kejriwal says it’s too late for forming a Delhi alliance of AAP with Congress
Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party said that they won’t form an alliance with the Congress now as it has been a long time since thet have been giving the idea of an alliance for the Lok Sabha election in Delhi. “There will be no alliance with the Congress in Delhi,” AAP leader Gopal Rai said in Delhi.
Rai said, AAP’s party’s campaign will be launched for the Lok Sabha from March 23.
“We kept on pleading (with the Congress)… they acted very arrogantly,” Rai said.
But there was a growing section within the party that felt the Congress may not be in great shape to take on the BJP on its own.
“As far as I know there are senior leaders in Delhi who think that defeating BJP is party’s immediate responsibility; for it we should form an alliance with AAP, that’s the thinking of the majority of leaders,” PC Chacko, AICC general secretary in-charge of Delhi Congress, had said hours earlier.
Chacko had indicated that Rahul Gandhi would “take a decision in a few days time”.
Rai said AAP couldn’t wait any more.
“If we had continued to wait any further for the Congress, our campaign would have suffered a huge setback,” the Delhi AAP leader said.
“We had decided in principle to part of the mahagathbandhan at the national level and ally with the Congress in Delhi. But the Congress has kept everyone confused. “This has put a huge dent on the anti-BJP campaign and its attitude looks completely non-serious in the entire battle with the BJP,” he said.
Lok Sabha elections 2019 campaigning in Kashmir full of terror
Ghulam Ahmad Mir’s election campaign was just taking off but just as his campaign was picking up steam, the Pulwama attack on 14th February took place killing 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy soldiers.
Mir, now says that the political flow has been broken and it would be a tough campaign.“We live at ground zero and are worried how situation is panning out…it will take time to gain the momentum again. Here everyone is fearful now,’’ he said.
“The Pulwama attack was a setback and will have direct impact on mainstream politicians who were trying to start campaigns in different parts of Kashmir by organising meetings and rallies,’’ said Abdul Hamid Gania, who hails from Anantnag town.The state’s chief electoral officer Shalinder Kumar said the Pulwama attack has put the administration on alert. “All necessary measures have been taken to ensure free and fair elections. We have to devise our own mechanism to avert that type of situation,” he said.
A senior police officer, said he hoped that things would be back on track soon. “The suicide attack was big but additional security will be given to the political leaders to resume their activities.’’
“The BJP has an edge over the Congress and other parties in Jammu, and recent events in Pulwama and the cross-border attacks will have impact in Jammu and its adjoining areas,’’ said Pervaz Majeed, assistant professor at a government college in north Kashmir.