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October 24: News pics for the day

  • October 24: News pics for the day

    October 24: News pics for the day

  • <p>A shareholder speaks on a mobile phone in Mumbai</p><p><b>A unit of Reliance Communications, part of billionaire Anil Ambani&#39;s Reliance Group, filed a petition on Monday to overturn charges against the firm and three of its executives related to a multi-billion dollar telecoms scam, the company said in a statement.</b></p><p>A special court charged Reliance Telecom, a subsidiary of India&#39;s second-largest mobile operator, and the executives, with breaking rules to gain 2G telecom spectrum in 2008 as part of one of India&#39;s biggest corruption scandals said to have cost the state $39 billion in revenue.</p>

    A shareholder speaks on a mobile phone in Mumbai

    A unit of Reliance Communications, part of billionaire Anil Ambani's Reliance Group, filed a petition on Monday to overturn charges against the firm and three of its executives related to a multi-billion dollar telecoms scam, the company said in a statement.

    A special court charged Reliance Telecom, a subsidiary of India's second-largest mobile operator, and the executives, with breaking rules to gain 2G telecom spectrum in 2008 as part of one of India's biggest corruption scandals said to have cost the state $39 billion in revenue.

  • <p>A Jet Airways aircraft (R) sits on the tarmac at the airport in Mumbai</p><p><b>The government is likely to approve a plan to allow foreign airlines to buy stakes in Indian carriers, industry secretary told Reuters on Monday.</b></p><p>"It is likely to happen," RP Singh told Reuters over the phone, when asked if a proposal to allow foreign airlines to invest in Indian counterparts would be approved by the government.</p>

    A Jet Airways aircraft (R) sits on the tarmac at the airport in Mumbai

    The government is likely to approve a plan to allow foreign airlines to buy stakes in Indian carriers, industry secretary told Reuters on Monday.

    "It is likely to happen," RP Singh told Reuters over the phone, when asked if a proposal to allow foreign airlines to invest in Indian counterparts would be approved by the government.

  • <p>Customers walk past a display of the biography of Steve Jobs, sold at a bookstore in Quezon City, Metro Manila</p><p><b>Apple co-founder Steve Jobs revolutionised multiple industries with his cutting-edge products but he was not the world&#39;s best manager, biographer Walter Isaacson said.</b></p><p>Jobs changed the course of personal computing during two stints at Apple and then brought a revolution to the mobile market but the inspiring genius is known for his hard edges that have often times alienated colleagues and early investors with his my-way-or-the-highway dictums.</p><p>Isaacson&#39;s biography "Steve Jobs," which hits bookstores on Monday, reveals that Jobs refused potentially life-saving cancer surgery for nine months, was bullied in school, tried various quirky diets as a teenager, and exhibited early strange behavior such as staring at others without blinking.</p>

    Customers walk past a display of the biography of Steve Jobs, sold at a bookstore in Quezon City, Metro Manila

    Apple co-founder Steve Jobs revolutionised multiple industries with his cutting-edge products but he was not the world's best manager, biographer Walter Isaacson said.

    Jobs changed the course of personal computing during two stints at Apple and then brought a revolution to the mobile market but the inspiring genius is known for his hard edges that have often times alienated colleagues and early investors with his my-way-or-the-highway dictums.

    Isaacson's biography "Steve Jobs," which hits bookstores on Monday, reveals that Jobs refused potentially life-saving cancer surgery for nine months, was bullied in school, tried various quirky diets as a teenager, and exhibited early strange behavior such as staring at others without blinking.

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