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Kejriwal’s secretary pressurized to bring transport scam chargesheet before him: Prosecutor

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

New Delhi: A Prosecutor alleged that Delhi CM Kejriwal’s Principal secretary pressurized him to bring the chargesheet of Rs. 100 crore transport scam before them. The principal secretary to Kejriwal is also one of the accused in the scam.

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The prosecutor Vinod Kumar Sharma wrote a letter to Joint Commissioner of Police (Anti-Corruption Branch) M.K. Meena on September 2.

The Anti-Corruption Branch of Delhi government on Thursday filed a chargesheet against nine accused, including two IAS officers, in the Rs.100 crore transport scam which allegedly took place during the previous Sheila Dikshit government.

Sharma, in his letter, stated: “Today (September 2) I was called by some senior officials of Delhi Secretariat. I was pressurised by them, who are alleged (suspects) in the case, i.e. Rajendra Kumar, secretary to CM of Delhi.”

“They directed me to produce the file before them before finalization,” Sharma submitted.

(With inputs from IANS)

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79% Smartphone Users in India Using Over-the-Top (OTT) Apps

The OTT platforms installed on the devices are in addition to the casual entertainment apps such as YouTube and UGC

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Hotstar is the most-penetrated OTT entertainment app with 49 per cent of smartphone users having it installed on their devices. Pixabay

Seventy-nine per cent smartphone users in India are using over-the-top (OTT) apps for entertainment and as many as four out of five users have at least one OTT entertainment platform on their device, a new report said on Thursday.

Hotstar is the most-penetrated OTT entertainment app with 49 per cent of smartphone users having it installed on their devices.

The OTT platforms installed on the devices are in addition to the casual entertainment apps such as YouTube and UGC (User Generated Content) platforms like TikTok and with such as penetration, OTT entertainment apps have become the ‘most-penetrated’ app category for smartphone users in India after social networking, chatting and e-commerce Apps, revealed the report by market research firm techARC.

“Over the past three years, we have seen a lot of enablement both from the smartphone OEMs as well as operators’ sides. This has facilitated the growth of OTT entertainment services as well as consumption.

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Seventy-nine per cent smartphone users in India are using over-the-top (OTT) apps for entertainment and as many as four out of five users have at least one OTT entertainment platform on their device. Pixabay

“While 4G has undoubtedly created this category, it has been complemented by the smartphone industry that has innovated to save every micron on the screen for full-screen viewing, backed by a powerful battery and stereophonic sound,” said Faisal Kawoosa, Founder and Chief Analyst, techARC.

One of the main factors for Hotstar’s growth has been its sports content, especially cricket.

Meanwhile, Amazon Prime Video has slightly better penetration than Netflix in India. Prime Video penetration is 15 per cent as compared to 13 per cent of Netflix.

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This is a result of Amazon’s close relationship with some smartphone OEMs where Amazon apps like Amazon Shopping and Amazon Prime Video come pre-loaded in the device. (IANS)