Protesting intellectuals are merely resorting to ‘publicity gimmicks’: RSS

RANCHI: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Friday slammed writers, filmmakers, scientists and historians who returned their various government awards to protest versus “rising intolerance”, saying they were driven by “their own political agenda” and could not use RSS as a “punching bag”.

“They are desperate and frustrated and hence returning their awards. The RSS is not a punching bag for the so-called pseudo secular intolerant people,” said Dattatreya Hosabale, joint secretary of RSS, BJP’s ideological fountainhead. “The so-called liberal, pseudo-secular section of the intelligentsia has actually purposely started the debate on intolerance even when there’s no such threat in the country.”

He was speaking on the sidelines of the outfit’s executive meet, inaugurated by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. At least 40 writers have returned one of the country’s top literary honour, the Sahitya Akademi Award, and several have resigned from their positions over the murders of three prominent rationalists this year.

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“These so-called intellectuals have been ignored by the public for some time and their frustration has actually prompted them to perform such publicity gimmicks. They’re finding themselves misfits in the brand-new order, as the country has actually stopped listening to their views. In a bid to remain in the national debate, they’ve resorted to the idea of returning awards,” Hosabale said.

Naming Vidya Balan, Anupam Kher and Shyam Benegal, who have criticized those returning the awards, Hosabale said the “gang of writers, filmmakers and historians” cannot consider themselves as the sole guardians of tolerance. Hosabale described them as highly intolerant people for not accepting the surge in nationalist sentiments sweeping the country.

Citing examples of killings of Kashmiri Pandits and Karsevaks in Gujarat, Hosabale said there have been communal incidents in the past during previous governments, but no one went to the extent of returning awards as a mark of protest.

Hosabale said the RSS has actually condemned the incidents of communal violence saying it would never approve of setting fire to homes and killing people. He said RSS sarkaryavah Suresh ‘Bhayyaji’ Joshi had issued a statement on the desecration of Shri Guru Granth Sahib in Bargadi village of Punjab’s Faridkot district in the strongest terms.

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Advantages of this franchise include a membership program with unique benefits, plus therapists and staff that are well-trained listeners and customize each client’s massage session. The passion of this business model is to provide a higher quality service and a superior customer experience. Most clients live/work within a 5-10 mile radius, and value a more sophisticated massage and therapeutic benefits compared to what they would receive in the usual spa environment.
The owner is offering this business at roughly a third of what it would cost just to open a brand-new franchise on day one. Original turn-key price was over $375,000. Whether you have massage therapy experience or not, the opportunity here is for a working owner to step in and continue business growth — without having to build out the facility, build up a customer base, or build a team from scratch. All the foundation is in place and start-up work is done for you!
The owner seeks to sell this business to a qualified buyer in order to pursue other business interests. Owner will pay franchise transfer fee.

Financials


Asking Price Range:  

Gross Revenues:  

Seller Will Provide

Cash Flow:  

Seller Will Provide

Cash Flow Type:  EBITDA

Inventory:  $265,750

Seller Financing:  Not Disclosed

About The Business


Year Established:  2013

Number of Employees:  10 – 19

Relocatable:  Not Disclosed

Franchise:  Not Disclosed

Current Real Estate:  Leased

About The Sale


Management Training and Support:  1 week
Reason For Selling:  other business interests








Print Listing Id: 700247904

Premier Crossfit Gym In Orange County

Premier CrossFit gym in Orange County along with strong recurring revenue model along with 140+ members

Recurring subscription revenue model along with approximately 140 active paying members (as of Sept. 2015) and a trend of increasing profitability, particularly over the last 12 months as a result of operational efficiency gains.

Successful track record of increasing monthly revenue per member (standard monthly revenue per member has actually increased from $115/month in 2012 to $171/month in 2015.)

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All members on contract requiring 30 day notice to cancel; Roughly half of gym’s members are on 3, 6 or 12-month contracts which require a $230 buy-out for early cancellation in addition to the last month mentioned above.

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2013 ”Ideal CrossFit in Orange County” by City Voter and top 5 in 2014.

Once every month, PM Modi steps in to slash red tape and move along projects

Brand-new DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is personally taking on India’s notorious red tape to clear tens of billions of dollars worth of stalled public projects, hoping that his hands-on intervention can bend a vast, dysfunctional bureaucracy.

Once a month, Modi holds a meeting along with top state and federal bureaucrats to check why projects have actually not got off the ground. Since March this year, his intervention has actually helped revive nearly $60 billion in central and state projects, according to government data through September seen by Reuters.

Modi has actually won plaudits for the initiative that has actually chipped away at a $150 billion backlog of planned roads, ports, railways, power stations and other projects. But equally, critics say, the fact he needs to personally intervene shows the level of government inertia in Asia’s third-biggest economy. “It is a systemic problem that the Prime Minister needs to work on,” said Arun Maira, a management consultant and member of the previous Congress government.

The initiative, launched by Modi in March and publicised on his personal website and Twitter feed, is called pro-active governance and timely implementation, or Pragati, which means “progress” in the Hindi language.

Federal and state bureaucrats are linked by video to Modi’s office for the meeting, usually held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. They are typically from the finance, law, land, environment, transport and energy ministries whose clearances are needed for lots of projects.

The agenda is set the previous week and usually has actually about a dozen stalled projects, public grievances and other governance issues.

A senior official who has actually attended said that when a project comes up for discussion, Modi turns to the representative of the ministry where it is being held up.

He simply asks, “Please tell me why it hasn’t happened,” the official said.

Several months into Pragati, the official said, a majority of the projects are cleared before they come up for discussion.

The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh state, Akhilesh Yadav, a political rival of Modi, wrote to the Prime Minister’s office requesting the inclusion of a $1 billion metro rail project in the state capital at one Pragati meeting.

It got the clearances, including a pledge of central funding, at the September meeting.

“This is a welcome move which would certainly go a long way in doing away along with avoidable delays,” said Alok Ranjan, the state’s top bureaucrat.


(Labourers work at the construction site of the Lucknow Metro.)

Systemic problem

Still, critics say that while Modi can quickly cut through red tape, his style centralizes decision-making and will not be sustainable in a country as large as India.

The stock of stalled projects in the country has actually come down, but remains high.

In the July-September quarter, projects worth 7.6 percent of India’s GDP, or $152 billion, were stalled, down from a peak of 8.5 percent in the January-March 2014 quarter, according to CMIE, a think-tank. The data includes private investment plans.

“Running a country is far more challenging than managing a state,” said Maira, the consultant, referring to Modi’s reputation as an effective administrator when he was chief minister of Gujarat state from 2001 to 2014.

During those years, he used a similar initiative to get projects off the ground.

After taking over as Prime Minister last year, Modi vowed to fire up India’s notoriously slow bureaucracy. He has actually set an ambitious goal of making India one of 50 most business-friendly destinations in the world by 2017.

The World Bank ranked India 130th out of 189 economies, up from 134th last year, in its annual “Doing Business” report released this week.

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The previous government set up a Cabinet task force to clear the backlog of projects but failed to make much of an impact because state governments were not involved.

Modi’s initiative has actually tried to plug that loophole.

IYR. Krishna Rao, the top bureaucrat in Andhra Pradesh state, said projects are usually held up by a lack of coordination between different departments and governments.

Rao said he was pushing to get clearances for a railway line in his state. After it was reviewed by Modi, the response from the railway ministry improved substantially.

“This is a very good forum,” Rao said.

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As an owner/franchisee you can expect to make 70-90k per year, starting immediately, plus enjoy the several financial and lifestyle benefits of owning your own business. We recently sold a similar franchise in Vernon and it has actually been a huge success. Willing to provide contact info for that franchisee as a reference.

This is a turnkey opportunity along with leasing, buildout, branding, and training already completed. All
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Asking price $175,000.

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Pharmacy & Gift Shop

Business Summary

This very successful pharmacy with drive-up window and gift shop has been profitable since its start in 2006. The building has ample room for expansion if a new owner wanted to add more retail or services, and comes equipped with a well-lighted parking lot with indoor and outdoor camera and excellent signage utilizing a digital, computer-driven marquee. With an excellent, highly-visible location and a great reputation in the community, this business is poised to grow even more lucrative. Come check out this great facility and opportunity in northeast Texas today! The establishment is priced to include $150,000 in average inventory, $50,000 in equipment, $10,000 in fixtures and furnishings, and building and property valued at $150,000. Ask for portfolio #9000.

Financials


Asking Price Range:  $1.0M – $2.5M

Gross Revenues:  

$1,984,046

Cash Flow:  

$233,608

Cash Flow Type:  Sellers Discretionary Cash

Inventory:  $210,000

Seller Financing:  Not Disclosed

About The Business


Year Established:  2006

Number of Employees:  4 – 5

Relocatable:  Not Disclosed

Franchise:  Not Disclosed

Current Real Estate:  Owned

Property:  Property For Sale








Print Listing Id: 700249897

Gym & Health Club Business For Sale

Owner has decided to sell to pursue other business interests. Seller is highly motivated and will help train brand-new owner on this easy to own and operate business. Contact us today for more information on this 24/7 fitness center for sale. Come meet the owner, see the great facility, make offer!

Financials


Asking Price Range:  

Gross Revenues:  

$80,000

Cash Flow:  

$12,500

Cash Flow Type:  Sellers Discretionary Cash

Inventory:  $43,000

Seller Financing:  Yes

About The Business


Year Established:  2002

Number of Employees:  1 – 3

Relocatable:  Not Disclosed

Franchise:  Not Disclosed

Current Real Estate:  Leased

About The Sale


Management Training and Support:  Available
Reason For Selling:  Other Interests








Print Listing Id: 700249775

Govt looks to bolster case against Dawood, with Chhota Rajan’s help

Brand-new DELHI: With Chhota Rajan in its net, India is looking to strengthen its case versus Pakistan-based Dawood Ibrahim, the main accused in the 1993 Mumbai blasts and mastermind of a string of terrorist operations since then that have made him a major security threat.

Though Chhota Rajan has actually been in touch with Indian agencies on a regular basis and is understood to have provided a volume of information on his former comrade in the Mumbai underworld, his presence as a witness and more detailed information regarding the D Company since the 1990s could help thicken the Dawood dossier.

India has actually in recent months focused with Brand-new intensity on tracking the elusive Dawood, understood to be holed up in Karachi, and bringing him to justice. This has actually gone hand in hand with efforts to build a solid case versus Pakistan as was seen in the detailed GPS based information shared with foreign governments to corner Islamabad over the terror strike in Gurdaspur.

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Since Rajan will be available for face to face interrogation, he is expected to be quizzed more closely than when he was in a position to provide information at his discretion. Apart from his knowledge about the main conspirators of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts – Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon – he can provide more evidence or corroborate claims.

Top sources said Rajan’s arrest in Indonesia came about after Australia, which was in regular touch with CBI’s Interpol Delhi division and other senior Indian officials, reportedly made it clear that it did not want a gang war on its soil in view of reports that D Company’s Chhota Shakeel was planning to eliminate the don living in Sydney as ‘Mohan Kumar’. Rajan’s travel to Indonesia could have been on the prod of Australian authorities and set the stage for India seeking his return.

“What Rajan can easily help Indian agencies with is documentary and physical evidence of the reports and claims we have versus the Company and its supporters here in the country. The dossier is only going to be strengthened, that’s for sure. The contents of the dossier have been often challenged by Pakistan which has actually cited lack of witnesses or evidence to back the claims,” an officer said.

According to sources, Rajan may help India get further details on Dawood’s hideouts, network and activities in Pakistan and beyond, which he may have withheld from Indian agencies for whatever reasons.

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“This will help (us) build a more credible dossier versus our most-wanted criminal, and can be used to corner Pakistan both at bilateral and multilateral forums in the future,” said an intelligence officer.

Rajan, said officials, knows the role of individuals behind the Mumbai blasts and other Dawood operations. “Rajan is the most important person which India could put forward versus Dawood and his handlers. What matters is the stuff which he says in custody now, as his statement before a magistrate, and the evidence he corroborates it with,” an officer said.

Rajan, who split with the D Company after the 1993 serial blasts that were aimed at “avenging” the Babri Masjid demolition, could provide a few additional details on the attacks, although the trial is over in the case.
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Before the NSA-level talks were called off in August, India had prepared a detailed dossier containing multiple addresses of Dawood in Pakistan. The dossier listed telephone bills issued in the name of Dawood’s wife Mehjabeen Sheikh and sent to D-13, Block 4, Clifton, Karachi, one of his identified addresses. A latest photo of the don, showing him as having aged and with a receding hairline, made it to the press just ahead of the cancelled talks.

A team led by CBI and other officials from MEA and MHA are planning to go to Bali in next two days for deportation of Rajan, who could be flown to Delhi in a separate plane. The deportation process, being personally supervised by NSA Ajit Doval, is being kept highly secret and only a handful of officers in the government are aware of the plans.

Union MoS Kiren Rijiju said, “We are exploring all provisions of law and bilateral agreement between India and Indonesia. The process is on to bring back Chhota Rajan to India soon.”

Australia avoided gang-war on its soil

Meanwhile, top sources in the government claimed that Australia, which was in regular touch with CBI’s Interpol Delhi division and other senior Indian officials, didn’t want a gang-war on its soil after it learnt that Dawood Ibrahim’s most trusted aide Chhota Shakeel had tried to eliminate Rajan in Australia.

General Dental Practice Great Visibility

General dentistry practice for sale. Located in a busy shopping center with a large anchor tenant. Great visibility with many foot and road traffic. Average annual collections of $540,000. Four operatories. Refers out most root canals and oral surgery. Restores implants, but does not place them. Good opportunity for growth with added services and marketing.

Financials


Asking Price Range:  $250K – $500K

Gross Revenues:  

$540,000

Cash Flow:  

$160,000

Cash Flow Type:  EBITDA

Inventory:  $50,000

Seller Financing:  No

About The Business


Year Established:  2002

Number of Employees:  6 – 9

Relocatable:  Not Disclosed

Franchise:  No

Current Real Estate:  Leased

About The Sale


Reason For Selling:  Retirement








Print Listing Id: 700249738

Fully Licensed / Accredited Drug Testing Lab

Business Summary

Fully licensed and accredited drug lab testing facility. Seller’s ideal structure is a 50% strategic partner ($150,000) who will direct some/all of their current lab testing to this new facility and share profits. All equipment is in place including Confirmation and Analyzer machines. Lab Supervisor and Lab Tech have been hired. Contact Broker for detailed write up, photos, etc. Please refer to listing #0101-48695 & ask for Randy Bring when inquiring.

Financials


Asking Price Range:  $250K – $500K

Gross Revenues:  

$750,000

Cash Flow:  

$400,000

Cash Flow Type:  Sellers Discretionary Cash

Inventory:  $40,000

Seller Financing:  No

About The Business


Year Established:  2013

Number of Employees:  1 – 3

Relocatable:  No

Franchise:  Yes

Current Real Estate:  Leased

Property:  Property For Lease

About The Sale


Management Training and Support:  Seller will train for 2 weeks
Reason For Selling:  Seeking partnership

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Print Listing Id: 700249692