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Indian Government To Increase Internet Speed By 4 Times

Thursday, October 26 2017

Indian Government To Increase Internet Speed By 4 Times

Indian Government To Increase Internet Speed By 4 Times The government of India in a bid to increase the internet speed has flagged off the procedure of increasing the minimum internet speed to at least 2 MBPS against the existing 512kbps. The secretary for Telecom, Aruna Sundararajan has said that the government is aware of the slow internet speed available to users in many parts of the country and that the speeds promised by 3G and 4G networks no where meet the actual speeds received by the consumers. The issue is crucial as the country gears up for a pan India 5G roll out along with the implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) focused applications. "We are very slow . While we have done a lot on (providing internet) access, we have not been able to actually deliver the quality of service that is required," said Sundararajan. The telecom secretary also added that India needs better internet speeds to meet the targets of ambitious initiatives like Digital India Programme, digital payments, 5G rollout etc. Answering the question of whether a speed of 2MBPS would be sufficient to accomplish digital transformation, the secretary added. Asked whether 2 mbps -which is also being pushed for ward by regulator TRAI -will be sufficient for digital transformation, she said, "2 mbps is the basic minimum. We should definitely mandate this. If at all, it should be higher than that. It cannot be lower than that." The slower internet speed issue has come as a challenge for a majority of mobile users in India, particularly when download speeds of videos and other heavy applications is not at all satisfactory. The challenge also comes amid the roll out of faster networks like 4G, particularly after the roll out of Jio services. Their main concerns in this regard were limited availability of spectrum per operator in 2G/3G bands; low coverage zones such as basements, high-rise buildings, tunnels; and variations due to external factors such as subscriber's device quality and type, number of subscribers browsing the data services, peak off-peak time, transmission bandwidth, website behavior, etc," said sector regulator Trai in its consultation paper on Data Speed Under Wireless Broadband Plans' this year. A global report published recently which covered about 63 million internet speed tests across the globe placed India at 119th position in a list of 189 countries in terms of internet speed available to users.

Earn Big As A FreeLancer With These Tech Skills

Thursday, October 26 2017

Earn Big As A FreeLancer With These Tech Skills

The demand for Freelancers at present is at an all time high, specially of those who are well versed with new age technologies. A significant shortage of skills is also inspiring numerous full-time employees to become independent freelancers, offering their expertise to a host of different companies and garner much more income as compared to their previous jobroles. As per a study by Manipal Global Education -one among India's largest education services groups, India is home to about 15 million independent workers coming second in the globe after US with 60 million workers. The booming growth in the freelance segment is also being fueled by increasing penetration of smartphones and internet. A P Ramabhadran, CEO, professional learning unit, Manipal Global Education opines,''The most common roles that freelancers are present in are data visualization, data mining, digital marketing and social media.'' "Specific areas like Google digital marketing, data science, analytics, Android and iOS app development programs are witnessing a significant shift towards individuals choosing to be entrepreneurs and freelancers," adds Ramabhadran. Thammaiah B, India managing director at staffing solutions firm Kelly Services, says the technology transformation is helping the sector's gig economy to evolve to a level seen only in the US. The managing director of staffing solutions firm Kelly Services, Thammaiah B adds,''In India, the gig economy used to be an extrapolation of temporary and contract employees. However, that is transforming with the innovation required at IT companies demanding new skill sets. You cannot have a single homogeneous group of talent anymore in a team. And what you need may be only available when you go shopping for talent with very specific requirements.'' The number of Indians registered with Freelancer.com, one of the biggest online platforms where freelancers post their services, stand at 5.3 million, the highest in the globe. "The workforce of the current generation is not looking at a safety net. They are willing to take risks to work only on the projects that they want. They are also looking at a balance between work and life," adds Thammaiah.

WhatsApp Update: WhatsApp delete for everyone message feature starts rolling out to some users

Friday, October 27 2017

WhatsApp Update: WhatsApp delete for everyone message feature starts rolling out to some users

NEW DELHI: WhatsApp has been working on its message revoking feature since quite some time. After spending a considerate amount of time with developers, the instant messaging feature has finally started rolling it out to end users. If you haven't been following, WhatsApp's message revoking feature, as one can imagine from the name, lets users delete or retract the text sent to someone accidentally. This saves both the parties from those awkward situations, followed by apologies. WhatsApp has started rolling out this feature to limited users. It will be coming to all Android, iOS and Windows Phone users, reports WAbetainfo website. The feature shows up as "this message was deleted for everyone" and works on images, gifs, videos, contacts and others. However, quoted texts for now are not said to be supported. How WhatsApp "this message was deleted for everyone" feature works? The website explains that when users delete a text message, WhatsApp sends a fake cope of the message to the recipient. On receiving the message by the other party, the message won't be shown in the notifications alert. WhatsApp won't be keeping a copy of the message in the chat history as well. Instead, it will check if the ID for that particular revoked message is in database. If it exists, WhatsApp will revoke it. While the revoked message will be deleted from the notifications of iOS, it will show up with "This message was deleted for everyone" text on Android. So how much time will I get to revoke the message? WhatsApp is giving users a window of seven minutes to revoke a sent message. Although it seems like a wide time frame for the sender, it might just take seconds for the other party to view it. So all-in-all, users would have to be as fast as they can when revoking the text.

Extra precaution

It is worth noting that both parties should have the newest version of the app installed to use the feature. WAbetainfo says that it should work with some old versions too but not all of them. It won't support Symbian-based devices, so think twice before sending a message to someone who is using a Symbian OS handset. WhatsApp for Web or Desktop supports this feature.

BSRDCL Recruitment – 02 Company Secretary & Chief article officer Vacancy

Saturday, October 28 2017

BSRDCL Recruitment – 02 Company Secretary & Chief article officer Vacancy

BSRDCL Recruitment – 02 Company Secretary & Chief article officer Vacancy – Last Date 04 December @ bsrdcl.bih.nic.in BSRDCL Recruitment 2017 Bihar State Road Development Corporation Limited (BSRDCL) invites application for the posts of 02 Company Secretary & Chief article officer. Apply before 04 December 2017. Qualification/ eligibility conditions, how to apply & other rules are given below… BSRDCL Job Details : No of Vacancy : 01 Post Pay Scale : Rs. 24000/- (per month) Post Name : Chief article officer No of Vacancy : 01 Post Pay Scale : Rs. 25000/- (per month) Eligibility Criteria for BSRDCL Recruitment : Educational Qualification : For Company Secretary : Candidate completed CS & have 5 years experience. For Chief article officer : Candidate completed CS/ ICWA with 3 years experience. Age Limit : maximum age limit is 45 years (as on 01.09.2017) Job Location : Patna (Bihar) BSRDCL Selection Process : Selection will be based on Interview. Application Fee : There are no application fee. How to Apply BSRDCL Vacancy : Interested candidates may apply in prescribed application form along with self attested copy of relevant documents & experience certificate send to Bihar State Road Development Corporation Limited, Central Mechanical Workshop campus, near patna Airport, Sheikhpura, and Patna-800014 on or before 04.12.2017 Important Dates to Remember : Last Date for Submission of Application : 04.12.2017 Important Links : BSRDCL Recruitment – Manager Vacancy – Last Date 15 March 2017 Bihar State Road Development Corporation Limited (BSRDCL) invites application for the posts of Manager. Apply before 15 March 2017. Qualification/eligibility conditions, how to apply & other rules are given below… BSRDCL Job Details : No of Vacancy : 01 Post Pay Scale : Rs. 25000-30000/- Eligibility Criteria for BSRDCL Recruitment : Educational Qualification : MCA/BE/B.Tech in IT with 3 years experience. Nationality : Indian Age Limit : maximum age limit is 45 years (as on 01.07.2016) Job Location : Patna (Bihar) How to Apply BSRDCL Vacancy : Interested candidates may apply in prescribed application form along with self attested copy of relevant documents & experience certificate send to Bihar State Road Development Corporation Limited, Central Mechanical Workshop campus, near patna Airport, Sheikhpura, and Patna-800014 on or before 15.03.2017. Important Dates to Remember : Last Date for Submission of Application : 15.03.2017 Important Links :

KOR Energy Installs Solar Systems at Haryana’s Cold Storage Centers

Saturday, October 28 2017

KOR Energy Installs Solar Systems at Haryana’s Cold Storage Centers

KOR Energy (India) Pvt. Ltd., a Solar Power Company has successfully installed a Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Systems at three cold storage centers in Haryana . A 90KWp System at Maan Brothers Cold Storage at Kurukshetra, 77KWp System at Lawrance Agro Storage Pvt. Ltd. and 66KWp System at R.P Cold Storages Pvt. Ltd. at Sonipat have been installed by KOR Energy recently. KOR Energy has used tier 1 modules of Vikram Solar and ABB String Invertors in these projects to ensure maximum yield and performance consistency. The systems installed have the capability of remote monitoring of production with accurate fault recognition and real time performance monitoring. Ms. Priyanka Mohan, Director, KOR Energy (India) Pvt. Ltd. said, “India is the world’s second largest producer of horticultural commodities after China. However, around 30% of this produce perishes due to lack of adequate cold storage facilities. Cold storages are essential to store food products and to maintain that environment it consumes heavy electricity. The life of solar plant in cold storages is more than 25 years. Conventional cold storages cost less that of solar-powered ones but require more grid power which comprises around 20 to 30 percent of their running cost. Rooftop Solar Plants in cold storages not only reduces this cost, but also make a key contribution in moving towards green energy revolution.” With 1400 to 1500 units of electricity produced per Kilowatt, cold storage rooftop solar plant will achieve break even within 4 to 5 years. With 25 years of performance warranty on solar modules, it makes a wise investment decision for cold chains to go solar. Banks are also financing upto 80% of project cost in these projects. The Solar system will have an additional benefit of net metering, which will result in receiving credit in electricity bill against the excess electricity generated by the solar system and there is no need to store electricity. “Cold storages have ample roof space where solar system can be installed. Solar PV powered storage system will improve storage quality and reduce wastage of horticulture produce. This project is a part of KOR Energy’s endeavor to promote green energy at cold chains across the state of Haryana. Apart from cold chains, we are also promoting use of solar energy in schools, colleges and across various other industries,” Ms. Mohan further added. SMEStreet is fast growing platform dedicated to entrepreneurs from small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). Committed to facilitate Knowledge & Networking for Business Growth, SMEStreet offers value added content which shows the actual voice of Indian MSMEs. Tagged with

Power Ministry to Amend Law to Make Obligations Under PPAs & RPOs Statutory Binding: RK Singh

Saturday, October 28 2017

Power Ministry to Amend Law to Make Obligations Under PPAs & RPOs Statutory Binding: RK Singh

The Union Minister RK SIngh said that he will tell all state energy ministers that there has to be a limit to cross-subsidisation in tariff to make the industry competitive enough. The Government will soon amend the law making obligations under power purchase agreement (PPA) statutory binding thereby ensuring that all discoms have PPAs to cover 100 per cent requirement and it has convened a meeting of energy ministers of all states on November 10-11 in this regard, Union Power Minister, R.K. Singh said. “I have called a meeting of energy ministers of all states on November 10-11, I will tell them that I am going to make obligations under PPAs statutory binding, that all discoms must have PPAs to cover 100 per cent of requirement and that there will be penalties for not paying electricity bills on time,” said Singh while inaugurating an ASSOCHAM Global Investors’ India Forum. The Union Minister also said that he will tell all state energy ministers that there has to be a limit to cross-subsidisation in tariff to make the industry competitive enough. “The second target that I will tell them is that if you want to give subsidy to any sector, you do it through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) so that efficiencies and inefficiencies of discoms are clear,” said Singh. Highlighting that he has a very clear roadmap for reforms in the power sector, Singh said that Government will make it certain that payment of electricity bills are made on time by going for smart metering and pre-paid metering. “I am also going to provide in the law penalties if power bills are not paid promptly and the amended law will also provide that the RPOs (renewable purchase obligations) will be obligatory, it will be a statutorily legal compulsion because we are not going to go back on our commitments made to the world and international community that about 30 per cent of our power will be from green sources of energy,” he said. The Union Minister further said that Power Ministry will separate carriage and content which will happen in the next amendment and that would bring-in more competition in distribution which shall bring in more efficiency. “We have proposed to bring that in the amendments which we are contemplating in the Electricity Act, where we will deal with the issue of PPAs and RPOs,” he elaborated. On the hydro policy Singh said, “So far as it is concerned, a draft was put up to me, I am seeing it, they are refining it and once it is ready, we will send it to the cabinet.” He said that he will try to get it passed in the Winter Session of Parliament. He also said that power demand in India is going to grow because coverage is going to expand and is going to be universal. “We are connecting all villages by this December though the target is for March.” Singh further said that green energy is going to gradually edge out fossil fuels primarily petroleum. He however said that it would require investments in technology, grid balancing, green corridors, in peaking power. “By and large we see electricity emerging as the primary source of energy as electric mobility is more efficient than mobility by petrol or diesel, the only thing required is the prices of the battery of storage systems to come down,” said Singh. He said that it will also require investments in storage systems and electric vehicles manufacturing. “I had called a meeting of all vehicle manufacturers as well as storage systems and have asked them to start investing, because that is the future which I see.” SMEStreet is fast growing platform dedicated to entrepreneurs from small and medium sized businesses (SMEs). Committed to facilitate Knowledge & Networking for Business Growth, SMEStreet offers value added content which shows the actual voice of Indian MSMEs. Tagged with

Cryo-electron microscopy makes high resolution image of dendrites possible

Saturday, October 28 2017

Cryo-electron microscopy makes high resolution image of dendrites possible

Cryo-electron microscopy makes high resolution image of dendrites possible Cryo-electron microscopy makes high resolution image of dendrites possible October 28, 2017 60 High energy batteries are reliable sources of energy, but they are quite fragile. This means that you can always expect them to reach high levels of heat, and sometimes even catch fire. Therefore, researchers decided to investigate the issue, and discover how they could make this type of batteries safer for all of us. Researchers managed to develop an effective technology to study high energy batteries, and this same technique was offered the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2017. It’s called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), and allowed them to capture high-resolution images of some microscopic endings in the batteries called dendrites. By looking at these dendrites, researchers hope to discover the cause of overheating. This way, they can find out what they need to change in the making of high energy batteries, and would be able to create safer devices which are no longer in danger of catching fire. The technique was developed by scientists from the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory of the Department of Energy, and researchers from Stanford University. These were the first atomic images of dendrites produced. It was essential to know how they work, as they create links between each segment of the battery, and their malfunctioning causes high energy batteries to catch fire. With the help of the technology , researchers could freeze batteries and remove any component they like, to see how they work. By taking snapshots of various stages of the dendrite life, they can put them all together and create a movie of their activity and the process they undertake. Thanks to cryo-electron microscopy, researchers saw both the dendrites and the electrolyte coating which covered them. The technique was incredibly helpful as they could see how they looked like in their natural state, within the high energy batteries. When they are taken out, their properties are affected, so this might not be effective for finding out why the battery circuits are so sensitive. TAGS

What We Can’t do Without in Robotics, 3D Printing and Manufacturing

Saturday, October 28 2017

What We Can’t do Without in Robotics, 3D Printing and Manufacturing

What We Can’t do Without in Robotics, 3D Printing and Manufacturing Toshiba has introduced three new stepper motor drivers that seek to revolutionize the industry. October 28, 2017 113 Across industries, there is a call for machines that operate with low power but with precision, stability, and high-speed production. From AI-enabled robots to machines that can give us a 3D-printed heart, efficiency is certainly a driving factor. People and companies want equipment with high capabilities, without sacrificing safety or ability. Robot Safety in Work Environments The Robotics Industries Association recently announced a partnership with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a partnership that makes sense given the emergence of robots in places like manufacturing, logistics and fulfillment, and even agriculture. Robots are showing up everywhere—they’re making our food, building our parts, and surveying our land. But are they doing it safely? ZDNet reports that statistics indicating robot workplace safety are encouraging in both professional service robots (which operate unidirectionally with humans) and collaborative robots (which perform work in the same space as humans). Since 1984, there have been only 38 robot-related accidents, 27 of which resulted in an employee’s death. These involved only professional service robots and most occurred during maintenance. The Bureau of Labor reports that, in 2013, when the last robot-involved death occurred, 4,585 people died in the workplace overall, making robot-related deaths comparatively infrequent. To prevent further accidents, OSHA will be examining and enforcing safety standards in human and robot work environments. In collaborative robot situations (also known as “cobots”), robots rely on proximity and force sensors, as well as 3D cameras and LiDAR to engage with humans without incident. They consist of lightweight manipulator arms and end effectors, which reduce the risk of injury. They’re highly precise, stable, and in control, which helps both safety and functionality, so their ability to operate well is paramount. Cobots can already be found in manufacturing facilities around the globe. 3D Printers for Medical Devices While 3D printers long ago established their place in the tech sphere, they’re beginning to prove their usefulness in medicine. It is now possible to print medical devices that are complex, customized, and highly versatile. 3D-printed implants and devices have the potential to revolutionize the industry, especially since they allow for low-cost customization unlike their metal and ceramic counterparts. They also offer accurate renderings of 3D files and can even serve as replacement scaffolds for porous bone replacement, offering more stability over time. Of course, this requires machines that operate efficiently and with a high degree of precision. A Possibility for Improvement Toshiba recently announced the introduction of three new stepper motor drivers that detect the excessive load on a motor and automatically adjust power to the motor to accommodate this load. The TB67S249FTG, TB67S279FTG, and TB67S289FTG allow motors to move very quickly and with precision under various load amounts. Toshiba claims that they minimize power consumption, heat generation, and overall system costs. Under circumstances in which motors are asked to operate with loads heavier than they were designed for, motion decreases and the motor may even stall. Stepper motor driver solutions seek to avoid this by driving excess current to allow an operating margin for less than ideal conditions. Unfortunately, this results in inefficiency, high heat, issues with reliability, and higher costs. Other solutions add sensors and microcontrollers which increases costs, PCB space, and complexity of the design. Toshiba’s stepper motor drivers claim to be the first to incorporate proprietary anti-stall and active gain control technology, which monitors motor torque and optimizes motor current based on load requirements without another microcontroller. “Applications such as robotics, precision manufacturing, and 3D printing require stable, precise, and high-speed control. The low power, anti-stall, and AGC capabilities of these new Toshiba stepper motor controller products lower system costs, improve efficiency, and improve system reliability for these applications,” says Alan Li, senior business development manager for motor control products at Toshiba. The TB67S249FTG supports a max operating voltage of 50 volts and drives 4.5 amps to max current, while the TB67S289FTG and TB67S279FTG drive 3.0 and 2.0 amps. TAGS

UJALA Scheme: Govt. to Distribute 1 Crore Led Bulbs in State

Saturday, October 28 2017

UJALA Scheme: Govt. to Distribute 1 Crore Led Bulbs in State

Govt. to Distribute 1 Crore Led Bulbs in State October 28, 2017 87 In a major initiative to save power, the Uttarakhand Government is planning to distribute one crore LED bulbs in the State. The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), the Government of India enterprise entrusted to provide these energy efficiency lamps has distributed 41.13 Lakh LEDs in the State under the Unnat Jeevan by Affordable LEDs and Appliances (UJALA) project. To review the progress of the implementation of the scheme in Uttarakhand, the Secretary Power, Radhika Jha took a meeting with the officials concerned at the secretariat on October 27, 2017. In the meeting, she directed the officers to ensure that the target of providing 1 crore LEDs in the State is achieved. She said that in the state 67 counters selling LEDs are functioning and soon the number of such counters would be increased to 100. Jha said that the counters of LEDs should be opened in all districts of Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA). She also directed that the LED distribution counters should be opened in all Municipal corporations and Councils. The state government had recently made usage of energy efficiency devices compulsory in all government offices. The EESL is the nodal agency for running the UJALA scheme through power distribution companies and other channels of retail like e-marketplaces. It releases regular appeals to the consumers not to pay any amount over and above the prices fixed by EESL for the UJALA appliances. The UJALA scheme was launched by the Government of India on January 5, 2015, with a target of replacing 77 crore inefficient bulbs with Energy Efficient LED Bulbs. TAGS

Automation is the Future of Recruitment, Global Survey Suggests

Saturday, October 28 2017

Automation is the Future of Recruitment, Global Survey Suggests

Automation is the Future of Recruitment, Global Survey Suggests Automation is the Future of Recruitment, Global Survey Suggests About 55% of respondents comprising 522 companies across the globe believe that digital innovation for recruitments is going to be the new normal. October 28, 2017 78 Organisations worldwide are increasingly going in for recruiting automation and adoption of chatbots, and live digital interviews will gain further momentum in next few years, says a report. According to a global survey by KellyOCG, about 55 percent of respondents comprising 522 companies across the globe (including India), believe that digital innovation for recruitments is going to be the new normal. “While employers are grappling with talent shortage, there are more passive job seekers than ever before. This situation is driving organisations to adopt digital processes,” KellyOCG India, Country Director, Francis Padamadan said. Padamadan further said while many organisations are in the early stages of recruiting automation, some are already on the cutting edge and such vanguard organisations or innovators experience fewer hiring challenges than organisations with more traditional approaches. Globally, employers are using technologies like Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to gather applications electronically, Candidate Relationship Management (CRM) system to enhance candidate experience, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and backend automation. Further, as one-third of job seekers worldwide have searched for a job through their mobile devices, mobile-based ATS is also becoming an essential technology for companies, the report said adding one in five organisations intends using AI and automation in the next two years. As per the report, chatbots are playing a major role in tactical work like recruiting concierge, bot-run interview prep class, talent community management and responses to candidates. Another technology which has found large-scale adoption is live digital interviewing. Forty-six percent of those surveyed say they will use live digital interviewing in the next few years. “Candidates are becoming like consumers and employers are aware that candidate relationship management will differentiate their employer brand in the market. Hence, they have bought into automation and those who have deployed digital processes are experiencing positive outcomes. Full automation will be the way ahead,” Padamadan said.

Kayak's Secret Magic 8 Ball Will Help You Discover a Cheap Last-Minute Vacation

Saturday, October 28 2017

Kayak's Secret Magic 8 Ball Will Help You Discover a Cheap Last-Minute Vacation

Kayak's Secret 'Magic 8 Ball' Will Help You Discover a Cheap Last-Minute Vacation Emily Price, Gawker Media Oct 29, 2017, 12.26 AM IST Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Linkedin Reddit Image credit: Pexels You have a little cash and a desire to go on a weekend trip, but no idea really where you want to go. Now Kayak can help. The app launched a new "Magic 8 Ball" feature this week that allows you to shake your iPhone or Android device to get a recommendation on where to go for a quick getaway. Designed specifically for quick last-minute vacations, the app will always recommend a journey that is less than six hours away and involves flights that are less than $500 round trip with no more than one layover. The idea is that it's something you could do in a weekend, if you wanted to. Advertisement To access the secret feature, shake your phone while you have the Kayak app open. When you do, a pop-up window will appear asking if you'd like to "Take a chance" and spin the globe. Screenshot: I'm visiting family in North Carolina right now and when I spun I was offered a $282 road trip flight to Miami the first time I tried (no thanks) and then a $518 flight to Austin as a second option. Depending on your financial situation, $500 is still a lot of cash to drop on a last-minute adventure, and you're still going to have to handle things like a hotel, transportation, and food once you get to that dream destination. That said, you're also looking at last-minute fares, which are pricey by nature. $282 round trip for a vacation in 3 days actually isn't the worst deal. Even if you don't decide to bite the bullet and book that last-minute trip, the app feature could be a great way to get some inspiration for where you could potentially go on a future vacation on the cheap. If you can score a last-minute airfare deal that's pretty cheap, you can probably get something even cheaper if you're willing to book a few weeks or months in advance.

CBI to investigate Chhattisgarh PWD Minister Rajesh Munat's CD case

Saturday, October 28 2017

CBI to investigate Chhattisgarh PWD Minister Rajesh Munat's CD case

In another development to CD fiasco, Chhattisgarh Government today decided to hand over to the CBI the case related to an alleged sex CD, involving the state’s PWD Minister Rajesh Munat. A decision in this connection was taken in a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Raman Singh this evening. The state cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Raman Singh, met this evening and took the decision in view of seriousness of the case. Higher Education Minister Prem Prakash Pandey briefed the media about the decision. It is to be mentioned here that an FIR has been filed against Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee (CGPCC) chief Bhupesh Baghel in the alleged Minister’s video clip case. This has been done on a complaint filed by Rajesh Munat, accusing Baghel and senior journalist Vinod Verma for allegedly tarnishing his image through what he called a fake sex CD. Inspector General of Police, Raipur range, Pradeep Gupta said further action will be taken on the basis of ongoing investigation. Meanwhile, Bhupesh Baghel has demanded an independent probe in the reported video clip case. Talking to reporters in Raipur today, he demanded that the probe should be monitored by a sitting judge of Supreme Court. He alleged that the BJP government is usurping the freedom of the press by misusing the police machinery. The police have secured transit remand for journalist Vinod Verma till Monday from a Ghaziabad court. Verma was arrested Ghaziabad in connection with an extortion case registered in Raipur. Related