More players from J&K will represent India in future: Dhoni

first_imgKunzer (J&K), Nov 26 (PTI) Indian cricket stalwart Mahendra Singh Dhoni today advised the youth of Jammu and Kashmir to take up to sports and give their hundred per cent to perform consistently well.”As far as sports is concerned, it is important to have a platform, but after that the players have to work really hard. Our country is huge and many people play cricket. The aim should be to represent the country for which you have to consistently perform at first class level,” Dhoni said.Dhoni was the chief guest at the final match of Chinar Cricket Premier League, organised by Srinagar-based Chinar Corps of the Army.”Even if there are not such facilities here, but when we were playing it was not that we had many facilities,” he said when asked about the lack of infrastructure in the state.He said the youth in the state should also pay attention to education.”Not only sports, education is also very important because if you see (in) Kashmir, tourism is one of the main things and if there is unrest, then tourists do not come here.”Education is important and having infrastructure is a must so that people study here and then can apply for jobs outside as well. At the end of the day, a person wants to do well with his life and for his family,” he said.The former India captain, who now play only in the limited overs format of the game, expressed hope that more players from the state will represent the country in future.advertisement”There will be players (to represent India) from here in future. There are players here who will play many matches. In IPL, the combination is also seen in a way which team needs what type of combination and accordingly the team is formed. What is important is players give more than 100 per cent and perform well,” he said.Dhoni appealed the youth to cooperate with the army to take Kashmir on the way forward towards development.”Army is trying its best to do what it can, trying to guide and create infrastructure to the extent it can. For that it is important to support each other.”If there is good infrastructure, youth will associate with it and when there is educational infrastructure, then Kashmirs development will take place. Industries should be set up here so that there is creation of jobs. The focus should not only be on apple farming and tourism but other sectors as well,” he said.Dhoni also experienced his immense popularity here as a crowd of excited youth tried to catch a glimpse of him at this hitherto unknown remote village, 35 kms from Srinagar.As Dhoni stepped into Kunzer cricket�ground, in north Kashmirs Baramulla district, frenzied fans jostled with each other to catch a glimpse of him. The fans tried to take selfies with the cricketer who was donning army uniform as he holds the honorary rank of a Lieutenant Colonel.While the security forces restricted the fans from going near Dhoni, he politely obliged to autograph requests on pieces of paper, bats and even the belts of some over excited security forces personnel.The excitement was such that many youth made their way into the ground through VIP gate.”I would like to thank the cricket fans here and I appreciate the love they showered on me. I have come here after a long time. While I was watching the match, it reminded me of those old days when we used to play on a mat and the same atmosphere prevailed on the ground. It felt good to see the enthusiasm among the players here. I wish to return here with my family as it is a very beautiful place,” he said. PTI SSB PDS PDSlast_img read more

Huawei launches affordable Y7 Pro (2019) with waterdrop notch, AI based dual rear cameras and more

first_imgHuawei is ending the year with yet another launch. It’s the Huawei Y7 Pro (2019). The smartphone has been launched in Vietnam for a starting VND3,990,000 ($170) which when roughly translated comes around Rs 11,900. As of now, the Huawei Y7 Pro (2019) has been launched only in Vietnam and there’s no information, whether or not the phone will come to India. Huawei sub-brand is all set to launch its punch hole display Honor View20 in India soon as Amazon exclusive.The company recently launched Huawei P Smart (2019) in the European market. The newly announced Huawei Y7 Pro (2019) boast of the same design as the P Smart (2019). Well, although the design of the two phones is similar the devices differ a lot in terms of specifications.As far as the specifications of the Huawei Y7 Pro (2019) are concerned this affordable phone comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 paired with 3GB of RAM and 32 GB storage. Need be, the buyers will be able to expand the storage of the phone with the help of microSD card. On the design front, the Y7 Pro (2019) goes in line with some of the recently launched phones. The phone includes a waterdrop notch on the front which equips the single selfie camera. The earpiece and the ambient and proximity sensors are not visible from the outside.The Y7 Pro (2019) sports a massive screen that measures 6.26-inches. But sadly the phone features a LCD screen that offers HD+ resolution and aspect ratio of 19:9. On the camera front, the Y7 Pro (2019) includes a primary sensor of 13MP paired with f/1.8 aperture and secondary sensor of 2MP for depth shots. The rear camera comes with lots of AI to let users click flawless pictures. On the front, the Huawei phone includes a 16MP sensor for clicking selfies. The Y7 Pro (2019) comes packed with a 4000mAh battery which is capable of delivering long battery life and can handle regular usage very well.advertisementOn the software front, the Y7 Pro (2019) has launched running on Android Oreo-based on EMUI 8.2 UI. The phone also includes several security features like rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, face unlock, and more.ALSO READ | Oppo R17 Pro review: Stunning, good performance and crazy fast chargingALSO READ | Mobile phone explodes during charging, family in Maharashtra injured with severe burnsALSO READ | Qualcomm Days sale: Poco F1, ZenFone 5Z and other Android phones sell with discount on Flipkartlast_img read more

A Major Upset Is Currently Brewing In The SEC

first_imgA sideline view of Alabama playing Tennessee.KNOXVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 15: A general view of the play during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)A major upset is currently brewing in the SEC.Kentucky, the No. 11 team in the country, is facing Tennessee at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn.Tennessee over Kentucky was a popular upset pick among some analysts and, so far, those analysts are looking good.It’s Tennessee 3, No. 11 Kentucky 0 as we approach halftime.The Vols are excited.#UKvsTENN // #PoweredByTheT pic.twitter.com/LZlIERLlzw— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) November 10, 2018This would be a brutal loss for Kentucky, which is off to a 7-2 (5-2) start to the season.The game is on SEC Network.last_img read more

Tom Herman, Joe Burrow Shared A Heartfelt Moment After Game

first_img Cool moment. pic.twitter.com/v0ASzUgY4O— Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) September 8, 2019Burrow told ESPN after the game that he and Herman remain close and that they were just saying that they loved each other.Herman is obviously disappointed with the loss, but he has to be proud of the player Burrow has turned out to be.And hey, maybe we’ll see LSU and Texas facing each other in the College Football Playoff later this year. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow warms up before the Fiesta Bowl.GLENDALE, ARIZONA – JANUARY 01: Quarterback Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers warms up before the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl between LSU and Central Florida at State Farm Stadium on January 01, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)Tom Herman recruited Joe Burrow to Ohio State and, while the Texas head coach didn’t end up coaching the quarterback for the Buckeyes, the two still share a special relationship.Burrow and Herman faced each other on Saturday night, with the LSU quarterback leading his team to a big win over the Texas head coach.The former Ohio State quarterback and the former Ohio State offensive coordinator shared a special moment after the game.Burrow and Herman embraced on the field for a couple of seconds following LSU’s win.last_img read more

Mining Communities Honour Miners Memorial Day

first_imgThe Men of the Deeps will perform in Port Morien, Cape Breton Regional Municipality on Wednesday, June 11 as Nova Scotia communities pay tribute to miners who lost their lives on the job. “We mark Miners’ Memorial Day every June 11 to remind ourselves of Nova Scotia’s rich mining history, and to recognize the tremendous sacrifices made by miners who worked in the coal mines in this province,” said Labour and Workforce Development Minister Mark Parent. “In addition, this day also serves as a reminder of the importance of workplace health and safety.” Formerly known as Davis Day, Miners’ Memorial Day began in memory of miner Bill Davis, who was killed in New Waterford during the mining strike of 1925. During the Port Morien ceremony, members of the Davis family will lay a wreath in memory of their grandfather Bill Davis. “My grandfather sacrificed his life for coal mining in Nova Scotia, and every year we gather to thank him and all others who lost their lives in the pit for their sacrifices,” said Norma MacDonald, Mr. Davis’s granddaughter. Every year, the United Mineworkers of America organizes Miners’ Memorial Day events throughout the province. “Coal mining is ingrained in Nova Scotians as part of our heritage,” said Bobbi Burchell of the United Mineworkers of America. “When the mining industry ceased to exist in Cape Breton, we stood a chance of losing that history. These ceremonies are a way of making sure that doesn’t happen.”last_img read more

Ontario Boosting Support for Thriving Arts and Culture Sector

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement Twitter “This funding increase is fantastic news not only for Ontario’s artists and arts organizations, but for all citizens of this province. Ontarians recognize the important connection between the arts and the values we hold dear — from building a shared sense of community, to helping us understand each other’s cultures. This new funding will help Ontario’s vital arts community thrive and continue to do its important work.”Rita DaviesChair, Ontario Arts Council “A thriving arts sector is so important to our quality of life and to the social well-being of our communities. This year, as we celebrate Ontario’s 150th anniversary, let’s take the time to appreciate the many ways art brings us together, helps us understand one another’s cultures and express what it means to be Canadian.”Eleanor McMahon – Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Quotes “Throughout my life, I have always believed in the transformative power of the arts — to change people’s lives, connect communities and challenge us to think in new ways and explore new ideas. When we invest in the Ontario Arts Council, we are investing in much more than our thriving arts sector. We are investing in our young people, our communities, and our capacity to build a more creative, more inclusive, more innovative society.”Kathleen Wynne – Premier of Ontario LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Ontario is increasing funding to the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) to support the continued success of the province’s thriving arts sector.Premier Kathleen Wynne and Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, were at the Berkeley Street Theatre in Toronto today to announce that Ontario is committing $50 million in additional funding to the OAC. The provincial government agency provides grants and services to professional, Ontario-based artists and arts organizations in communities across the province. Funds will be distributed over the next four years, increasing provincial funding to the OAC to $80 million annually by 2020-21.With this funding, Ontario will help increase supports for arts programs province-wide and across a wide range of disciplines and activities, including arts education, community arts, dance, literature, media arts, music, theatre, visual arts, as well as Indigenous and Francophone arts. Login/Register With: Funding will support OAC’s priority groups and allow the OAC to provide across-the-board increases to high-performing arts organizations, such as:Hot Docs International Documentary Festival in Toronto, which is North America’s largest documentary festival and conferenceThe School of Dance in Ottawa, which trains and educates young dancers for professional careers and offers classes for all ages, from youth to seniors. The school also offers programs such as the DragonFly program for learners with Down Syndrome.This new investment will also support specific projects for artists and arts organizations. Notable projects that have been previously funded through OAC project programs include:Come from Away, the Tony-award winning musical now running on BroadwayA Tribe Called Red’s Rez Tour, free shows highlighting Indigenous music across Ontario, specifically in First Nations communitiesNear North Mobile Media Lab, a production and editing suite that travels to different northern communities to help artists produce videos.Investing in Ontario’s vibrant arts sector is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.Quick FactsThe culture sector contributes approximately $25 billion to Ontario’s economy and almost 280,000 jobs.In 2016–17, OAC funded 1,657 individual artists and 1,098 organizations in 212 communities across Ontario.The new $5 million annual Indigenous Culture Fund will support cultural activities and programming in Indigenous communities.The OAC also administers privately funded prizes, awards and scholarships on behalf of the government, including the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts. Facebook Premier Kathleen Wynne announcing a significant funding increase to OAC. Additional ResourcesOntario Arts CouncilOntario’s Culture Strategylast_img read more

Out of 1400 heinous cases Delhi Police cracked 1212 in 104 days

first_imgNew Delhi: In 104 days, the National Capital has witnessed more than 1,400 heinous cases including rape, murder, dacoity. The Delhi Police said that they have solved as many as 1,212 cases during the period.Police sources told Millennium Post that in the recent crime review meeting, the Delhi Police Commissioner reviewed the overall situation of cases in 15 districts. The police data till April 14 revealed that around 286 heinous cases were not solved. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles”As many as 167 heinous cases were reported in North East Delhi. The district solved 139 cases,” said police sources. The Outer Delhi witnessed 142 cases in which 106 were cracked whereas 133 heinous crime reported from South Delhi. The district solved 120 cases. As many as 117 heinous cases took place in Shahdara district whereas 82 cases were worked out. In North West Delhi, 114 cases reported whereas 94 were solved. The South East Delhi witnessed 113 crime, the district cracked 89 cases. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarSources further claimed that in newly-formed Outer North district, around 108 cases took places. As many as 87 cases were solved. In Dwarka, 100 heinous crimes took place whereas 81 were solved. In West Delhi, 98 heinous cases reported in which 86 per cent of cases solved. As many as 99 cases reported from East Delhi. The district solved 79 cases. In South West Delhi, as many as 72 cases reported and 61 were solved. In Central Delhi~ 66 heinous cases, North Delhi~60 and New Delhi~15 cases were reported. “The Central Delhi solved 58 cases, North district cracked 50 and New Delhi worked out 12 cases,” sources further added. According to Delhi Police, the critical criminogenic factors in Delhi area socioeconomic disparities and high influx of migrant population, proximity in the location of colonies of the affluent and the underprivileged, urban anonymity encouraging deviant behaviour, loosening of social structures and family control. Demographic complexities, impulsive anger and rage, extended hinterland in the NCR region and porous borders offering easy means of ingress/escape to criminal elements from across the borders. Police further added that to curb crime picket, checking and patrolling with strategic deployment decided by senior formations with the element of surprise and after careful selection of crime-prone hot-spots. Ensuring higher visibility of police on the streets is another factor to curb crime in the city. According to police, the social churning is quite evident in the crime scenes of the capital. The Delhi Police has been closely monitoring the ever-changing modus operandi being adopted by criminals and adapting itself to meet these new challenges head-on.last_img read more

Moroccos Exchange Office Offshoring Revenues Rise by 24 in 20112015

Rabat – Revenues of the Offshoring sector increased by 2.4% in the past 5 years, moving from 6.86 billion dirhams in 2011 to 7.54 billion dirhams in 2015, according to the Exchange Control Office.The activity of call centers and the Business process outsourcing (BPO), a major component of the Offshoring with a share of 66%, increased by 10.7% by the end 2015, moving from 4.43 billion dirhams in 2011 to 4.98 billion dirhams in 2015, said the Exchange Office in its note on foreign trade monthly indicators in June 2016.In the first half of the year 2016, revenues of the Offshoring sector increased by 18.1%, said the Office, boosted by receipts of call Centers and BPO, which increased by 2.39 billion dirhams read more

Mens U 18 EHF EURO 2016 Croatia to host 16 best teams

EHF EURO 2016 U18Men’s YOUTH HANDBALL ← Previous Story OVATIONS IN VESZPREM: Ortega, Ortega, Ortega… Next Story → Claude Onesta to leave French bench after WCh 2017? The Men’s U 18 EHF EURO 2016 will be played in Croatia next summer. Groups are drawn last Friday in Vienna.Group A: Spain, France, Norway and SwitzerlandGroup B:Denmark, Slovenia, Russia and SlovakiaGroup C: Croatia, Sweden, Czech Republic and IcelandGroup D:Germany, Serbia, Portugal and Poland.DIVISION 2The draw for the three EHF M18 Championship tournaments was made on Thursday, 24 September 2015 at 10:00 hrs. The tournaments will be played 11 to 21 August 2015.Tournament in BulgariaGroup AHungaryFYR MacedoniaUkraineArmeniaKosovoCyprusGroup BTurkeyFinlandBulgariaLuxembourgFaroe IslandsTournament in LithuaniaGroup AEstoniaNetherlandsItalyMoldovaGroup BAustriaIsraelGreeceLithuaniaTournament in GeorgiaGroup ARomaniaBosnia and HerzogovinaLatviaGeorgiaGroup BBelarusMontenegroBelgiumGreat Britain read more

British economy grows to above precrisis level

first_imgBRITAIN’S ECONOMY GREW strongly in the second quarter – overtaking the size it achieved before the global financial crisis, according to data released today.The latest figures, along with a sharp fall in unemployment to the lowest level for five years, give a boost to the British government before a general election next year.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 0.8% between April and June from the first quarter, when it grew by the same amount.The data was published one day after the International Monetary Fund forecast Britain would outpace the world’s major advanced economies this year.The economy is now 0.2% bigger than before its pre-crisis peak in early 2008.This gave a lift to the Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron’s coalition government, which has pursued austerity and tax-raising policies since it won power in 2010.The coalition, comprising also minority partners the Liberal Democrats, has sought to slash a record deficit inherited from the previous Labour administration, in order to ward off tensions arising from the eurozone debt crisis, while lifting investor confidence and boosting growth.Major Milestone“Thanks to the hard work of the British people, today we reach a major milestone in our long-term economic plan,” said finance minister George Osborne in response to the latest data.Opposition politicians argue that ordinary households are facing falling pay in real terms, and have yet to benefit fully from the recovery.Britain’s economy escaped from recession in late 2009, after a fierce downturn rooted in the global financial crisis, staging a stuttering recovery that began to accelerate last year.The ONS added today that Britain’s recession shrank the economy by a total of 7.2%, from peak to trough.Amid the brightening economic backdrop, the Bank of England appears on course in the coming months to raise its main interest rate from a record-low level of 0.50 percent, where it has stood since March 2009 to stimulate growth.Economic output in the second quarter was lifted by particularly strong growth in the nation’s services sector, which accounts for three-quarters of overall activity and surged by 1.0%.That helped eclipse contractions to agriculture and construction, while manufacturing grew by just 0.2%.British GDP was 3.1-percent higher in the second quarter compared with the same period a year earlier. That was the highest year-on-year increase since the final quarter of 2007.The figures were published one day after the International Monetary Fund raised its 2014 economic growth forecast for Britain for the fourth time in a row to 3.2%.Bank of England governor Mark Carney this week indicated that the central bank needed to start raising its interest rate in the months ahead, pointing to Britain’s economy rapidly gaining strength.But Carney, speaking at a Glasgow conference before the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, said there was no “preset course” for when the central bank would start lifting borrowing costs, while any hikes would be “gradual and limited”.© – AFP 2014Read: IMF cuts 2014 global growth forecast>last_img read more

Video Former ROH star Roderick Strong talks about arriving in NXT and

first_img Wilderness Adventurer Coyote Peterson Takes on the Worlds Most Painful Stings Videos Articles Google+ Twitter Ace Frehley WWE has posted video of an interview with former ROH star Roderick Strong talking about making his NXT debut at TV tapings this week at Full Sail University.The “Messiah of the Backbreaker” delivered a message to the entire NXT roster.You can check out a full spoiler report from the 10/13 TV tapings here. Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipAce Frehley Is Back in the New York GrooveVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:51/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -1:50 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook Yeardley Smith Looks Back On 30 Years Of The Simpsons The Big 2018 News And Entertainment Cliffhangers That Will Be Resolved In 2019 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Ace Frehley Is Back in the New York Groove Roderick Stronglast_img read more

Official Deulofeu joins Watford on a permanent deal

first_imgWatford have completed the permanent signing of Gerard Deulofeu in a reported €13m dealAfter struggling to break into the Barcelona team under new head coach Ernesto Valverde last season, Deulofeu joined Watford on a loan deal in the winter transfer window for the remainder of the 2017-18 season and made a total of seven appearances and scored on his home debut for the Hornets in the 4-1 win over Chelsea in February.The 24-year-old has now signed a five-year at Vicarage Road.“We are very pleased to welcome Gerard back to Vicarage Road and thank FC Barcelona for their part in concluding this deal,” read a club statement from Watford chairman and CEO Scott Duxbury.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Our ambition to succeed and grow in the Premier League remains as strong as ever.”After two loan spells with both Everton and Sevilla, Deulofeu completed a permanent move to the Premier League side in 2015.However, the 24-year-old only found the back of the net four times in his 46 appearances for Everton and was re-signed by Barcelona in 2017 after an impressive loan spell with AC Milan.last_img read more

Driver accused of hitting South Dade principal pleads not guilty

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – The woman accused of hitting South Dade principal Javier Perez entered a plea of not guilty, Thursday.Marilyn Aguilera was not present in court. However, her attorney pleaded not guilty on her behalf to driving under the influence with serious bodily injury. They also requested a trial by jury.Aguilera is accused of hitting Perez in April while he was attending a tee-ball game for his son.Perez survived the incident. However, both of his legs had to be amputated.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Some Holes Cannot Be Climbed Out Of

first_imgJust days ago I urged journalism teachers to force students to learn about business and finance. In particular, I want students to understand debt financing, which has put a stranglehold on many publications.My hope is that by understanding the murderously difficult environment in which many publishers operate, students will made better decisions about their career path.To that end, I offer a reading assignment. Reuters has published a lengthy and well-reasoned article showing that it will be damn near impossible for Sam Zell to avoid a default at the Tribune Co., which is groaning beneath $4 billion of debt and some tough-to-meet debt covenants. You can check out the article here. Students who take the CliffNotes approach to study can get everything they need from PaidContent’s take.Those of us in b-to-b should avoid the urge to feel smug about the nightmare that is newspaper finance. In our end of the industry, things are likely just as bad. But since so many of our major players are privately held, we just don’t know how ugly the balance sheets may be.And as I’ve said before, I’m worried.Read more here …last_img read more

No coercive action against Ratul Puri Delhi High Court

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed that no coercive action be taken against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s nephew Ratul Puri in a money laundering case related to the AgustaWestland deal. Justice Sunil Gaur, however, granted liberty to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to join the investigation if required. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us The court also sought a response from the ED over a plea filed by Puri challenging the trial court’s opposition to his anticipatory bail. Justice Gaur asked the agency to file a response with a short affidavit. The court asked the agency to state the developments in the case, reasons why it needed custodial interrogation of Puri and the details and extent of the property attached by the Income Tax Department. Also Read – Fresh restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley Advertise With Us The matter will now be heard on August 20. During the hearing, Puri’s counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi argued: “I have given 107 pages of statements… You attach a company’s property naming it as Benami and you are showing it to my roots.” Opposing this, Additional Solicitor General Aman Lekhi said: “What the Income Tax Department does, how are we responsible for that? However, we will write about it in our reply. The matter is at a crucial stage and interim custody should not be granted.” Advertise With Us Reportedly, the Income Tax Department has attached a property belonging to Puri and his father Deepak Puri under the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988. Ratul Puri on Tuesday approached the Delhi High Court challenging the trial court order dismissing his anticipatory bail to him in a money laundering case relating to the AgustaWestland case. On August 9, a non-bailable warrant was issued against him after the ED alleged that Puri was non-cooperative. Special CBI Judge Arvind Kumar allowed the application filed by the ED seeking the non-bailable warrant against Puri. ED counsel Special Public Prosecutor D.P. Singh told the court earlier that Puri was evasive. The court last week dismissed the anticipatory bail plea filed by Puri. Puri, who has been questioned in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, on July 26 sought a break from the investigating officer, saying he needed to go to the washroom. But he slipped away, an agency official said. Puri denied the allegation and said he was granted a lunch break. Ratul Puri is under the scanner of probe agencies for allegedly receiving kickbacks in AgustaWestland deal through his companies.last_img read more

Coaching Centre ACC for punishing 97 teachers

first_img-The Anti-Corruption Commission has recommended that the cabinet division take punitive action against 97 teachers of eight educational institutions in Dhaka city allegedly for their involvement in private coaching centres.  The graft watchdog sent a letter to the cabinet division in this regard on Sunday, ACC deputy director (public relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya told Prothom Alo on Monday.Of the 97 teachers, 36 are from Ideal School and College, 24 from Motijheel Model High School and College, seven from Dhaka Viqarunnisa Noon School and College, five from RAJUK Uttara Model College, 12 from Motijheel Government Boys High School, four from Motijheel Government Girls High School, Khilgaon Government High School, one from Khilgaon Government High School, and eight from Dhanmondi Government Boys’ High School.The ACC, in the letter, said the cabinet division can take punitive action against the teachers of government educational institutions considering their activities as breach of government service rules.Earlier, the ACC recommended transferring 522 teachers of the city’s government schools, who have long been working at the institutions, outside the capital as they are allegedly involved in teaching in private institutions disobeying government instructions.last_img read more

Baghdad suicide blasts kill 26

first_imgIraqi security forces inspect the site of a bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq 15 January, 2018. Photo: ReutersA double suicide bombing killed 26 people in Baghdad on Monday, officials said, the second such attack in the Iraqi capital in three days.Dr Abdel Ghani al-Saadi, health chief for east Baghdad, reported “26 dead and 90 wounded”.”Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in Tayyaran Square in central Baghdad,” said General Saad Maan, spokesman for the Joint Operations Command, which includes the army and the police.Tayyaran Square is a bustling centre of commerce and a place where day labourers gather in the early morning waiting for jobs.It has been the site of deadly attacks in the past.An AFP photographer at the site of the bombing said many ambulances had gathered and security forces had been deployed in large numbers.There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but most such attacks in Iraq are the work of the Islamic State jihadist group.In December, the government announced the “end of the war” against IS, which has been expelled from the Baghdad region and urban areas of Iraq that it controlled.Jihadist elements are still active, however, north of Baghdad.last_img read more

CBI has become BJPs policing agency alleges Mamata Banerjee

first_imgNew Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday alleged that the Criminal Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has become the BJP’s policing agency. The Trinamool Congress chief’s remarks come amid the ongoing spat between two top officers of the agency. “CBI has now become so called BBI (BJP Bureau of Investigation) – very unfortunate!” Banerjee tweeted. The government has divested CBI Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana of all powers amid the ongoing spat between them, sources said, calling it the first such case in the history of the agency. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life The prime minister-led Appointments Committee Tuesday night gave charge of the director to Joint Director M Nageshwara Rao with immediate effect, a government order said. According to the law, the CBI director is appointed for a fixed tenure of two years. Earlier, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala wondered if Verma was “sacked” for his keenness to probe the “layers of corruption” in the Rafale scam and sought an answer from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. There was no immediate comment either from the government or the ruling BJP on the allegations levelled by opposition parties.last_img read more

Industry Acadmia conclave begins at VIT

first_imgVELLORE: Internet of Things 2018 – an Industry Academia conclave began at Vellore Institute of Technology. R K Shenoy, Senior Vice President at Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited, inaugurated the event at Kamaraj Auditorium recently. Anand A Samuel, Vice Chancellor of VIT and Anil Prakash, General Manager, Training and Development, Global Mobility, University Relation of Robert Bosch were also present at the ceremony organised by the School of Electronics Engineering (SENSE). Also Read – Add new books to your shelfElizabeth Rufus, Dean of SENSE, welcomed the gathering along with M Arun, event coordinator, who outlined the objectives of the conclave and Professor P Karthikeyan who thanked the gathering. Presiding over the function, Dr G Viswanathan, Founder and Chancellor of VIT, said that the Industry Academia Conclave was being held at VIT for the second year in a row. Towards this endeavour, VIT had tied up with over 1,000 industries and had also taken up research that was required for these industries. Further, they also provided opportunities for people to take up research at the University. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDr Viswanathan said that such industrial academic tie-ups would pave the way for devising means to increase industrial production and also to establish new methods to devise low cost means while at the same time implement high-end technological processes in industrial production. Along with an increased output in agricultural sector and growth of industries, India would become a developed nation. In his address, Shenoy said that it was very important for industries to work closely with educational institutions for increasing production and also for creating new innovations. The impact of these findings will significantly improve the quality of life of people. He said that there were many industries that were struggling to devise new means of production. And, adding that such conclaves would help in addressing the problem. More than 300 academicians, industry representatives, experts, young research scholars and students are taking part in the event, where the speakers would be discussing and also exchanging ideas on subjects like cloud computing, data analytics, security and block chain.last_img read more

Two arrested in Kolkata for betting on World Cup match

first_imgKolkata: Two people were arrested here for illegal betting in the cricket World Cup 2019 match between India and West Indies, a Kolkata Police official said on Friday. “Acting on a tip off, a team of officials conducted raids in different parts of the city on Thursday night and arrested Md. Inam alias Guddu from Tantibagan Lane area for allegedly betting on the match,” Joint Commissioner of Kolkata Police (Crime) Praveen Tripathi said. Two mobile phones used for betting were also seized from him. “Further raids were conducted based on the accused’s statement and one more person, Rajkumar Shaw was arrested on the same charges from Topsia area,” Tripathi added. A desktop and mobile phones used by Shaw for betting have been seized.last_img read more