Mehbooba Mufti meets Rajnath Singh to discuss Kashmir situation

first_imgJammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss the law and order situation in the state and security to Amarnath pilgrims, officials said.During the meeting that lasted about half-an-hour, the Chief Minister apprised the Home Minister about the steps taken to maintain peace in the Kashmir Valley.Steps taken to ensure the security of Amarnath pilgrims were also discussed, officials said.Seven pilgrims were killed by militants in Anantnag district while returning from the Amarnath cave shrine on Monday.Security agencies engaged in anti-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir have been told to implement security plans with full vigour, officials said. So far, more than 1.86 lakh pilgrims have visited the high altitude Himalayan shrine.As many as 21,000 paramilitary personnel in addition to state police forces and two battalions of Army have been deployed for security of the pilgrimage routes. The number of paramilitary personnel deployed this year is 9,500 more than last year.Four districts of the state — Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian and Anantnag — have been on the boil since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8, 2016. The unrest has resumed since the April 9 bypoll to the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat.last_img read more

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2013 helicopter crash: pilot ignored poor visibility, says report

first_imgMumbai: An investigation by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board into the September 2013 helicopter crash in Tukawade, Thane, which killed all five on board, has revealed the accident was caused due to the pilot continuing the flight in very poor visibility conditions with insufficient ground clearance and hitting a hill due to spatial disorientation.The report, prepared in 2014 but made public only earlier this week, also mentions that non-functioning of the weather radar and non-familiarity of the pilot with the terrain along with lack of valid training on the specific type of helicopter, contributed to the accident.A three-member committee headed by R S Passi as chairman, Captain V M Satish Koikal and K Chandra Shekhar as members, investigated the crash. The helicopter, belonging to United Helicharters, was flying from Juhu to Aurangabad when it crashed on September 29, 2013. The deceased included Captain Surendra Bhadoria, co-pilot Alan Martin, additional pilot Anshu Matha, engineer Yatin Wakade and technician Dean D’Souza.The report said that from the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) transcript, it was clear the crew experienced poor visibility right from the beginning. “The pilot was not familiar with the terrain. The radar was unserviceable. The flight was continued in poor visibility and without adequate terrain clearance. The pilot tried to maintain ground contact, resulting in not having safe ground clearance,” the report read.The report also mentions the early take-off of the helicopter from Juhu had been necessitated by refusal of Aurangabad air traffic controllers to extend watch hours (duty timings) in the morning, thereby indirectly contributing to the accident. The committee also said it appeared that the pilot was under mental compulsion to complete the flight as there was not much flying by the company in the recent past and fulfilling the flying contract from Nagpur for 30 days was important from the commercial point of view.“No action was taken by the crew as per the existing instructions or procedures. The crew did not review the situation, nor did they abandon further flight due to the weather situation. As seen from the CVR readout they were encountering clouds almost from the beginning, the crew displayed undue eagerness to press ahead with the flight as per the flight plan in VFR despite poor visibility. At a distance of 85 kms from Mumbai, the pilot decided to fly on instruments,” the report revealed.last_img read more

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Five things scientists could learn with their new, improved particle accelerator

first_imgSAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA—The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is back, and it’s better than ever. The particle accelerator, located at CERN, the European particle physics lab near Geneva, Switzerland, shut down in February 2013, and since then scientists have been upgrading and repairing it and its particle detectors. The LHC will be back up to full speed this May. Yesterday, scientists discussed the new prospects for the LHC at the annual meeting of AAAS (which publishes Science).The LHC is the world’s most powerful particle accelerator. Protons blast along its 17-mile (27-kilometer) ring at nearly light speed, colliding at the sites of several particle detectors, which sift through the resulting particle debris. In 2012, LHC’s ATLAS and CMS experiments discovered the Higgs boson with data from the LHC’s first run, thereby explaining how particles get mass. The revamped LHC will run at a 60% higher energy, with more sensitive detectors, and a higher collision rate. What might we find with the new-and-improved machine? Here are five questions scientists hope to answer:1. 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Thanks to the LHC’s energy boost, it will produce Higgs bosons at a rate five times higher, and scientists will be using the resulting abundance of Higgs to understand the particle in detail. How does it decay? Does it match the theoretical predictions? Anything out of the ordinary would be a boon to physicists, who are looking for evidence of new phenomena that can explain some of the unsolved mysteries of physics.2. What is “dark matter”?Only 15% of the matter in the universe is the kind we are familiar with. The rest is dark matter, which is invisible to us except for subtle hints, like its gravitational effects on the cosmos. Physicists are clamoring to know what it is. One likely dark matter culprit is a WIMP, or weakly interacting massive particle, which could show up in the LHC. Dark matter’s fingerprints could even be found on the Higgs boson, which may sometimes decay to dark matter. You can bet that scientists will be sifting through their data for any trace.3. Will we ever find supersymmetry?Supersymmetry, or SUSY, is a hugely popular theory of particle physics that would solve many unanswered questions about physics, including why the mass of the Higgs boson is lighter than naively expected—if only it were true. This theory proposes a slew of exotic elementary particles that are heavier twins of known ones, but with different spin—a type of intrinsic rotational momentum. Higher energies at the new LHC could boost the production of hypothetical supersymmetric particles called gluinos by a factor of 60, increasing the odds of finding it.4. Where did all the antimatter go?Physicists don’t know why we exist. According to theory, after the big bang the universe was equal parts matter and antimatter, which annihilate one another when they meet. This should have eventually resulted in a lifeless universe devoid of matter. But instead, our universe is full of matter, and antimatter is rare—somehow, the balance between matter and antimatter tipped. With the upgraded LHC, experiments will be able to precisely test how matter might differ from antimatter, and how our universe came to be.5. What was our infant universe like?Just after the big bang, our universe was so hot and dense that protons and neutrons couldn’t form, and the particles that make them up—quarks and gluons—floated in a soup known as the quark-gluon plasma. To study this type of matter, the LHC produces extra-violent collisions using lead nuclei instead of protons, recreating the fireball of the primordial universe. Aided by the new LHC’s higher rate of collisions, scientists will be able to take more baby photos of our universe than ever before.Check out our full coverage of the AAAS annual meeting.What message would you send into space? Tell us on Twitter and Vine with #msgtospace!last_img read more

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London Olympics: Natalya Antyukh wins gold in 400m hurdles

first_imgRussian Natalya Antyukh won the gold medal in women’s 400m hurdles on Wednesday by posting a personal best of 52.70 seconds, holding off Lashinda Demus of the US, who took silver in 52.77. Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic received the bronze for 53.38.”This has been very special. I cannot express the words,” said Antyukh, who took the bronze in Athens in the 400m flat.”I only started the hurdles in 2009. I have done a lot of work, to get a PB is amazing- a world record soon would be great,” she said.Demus, the reigning world champion, said she was “grateful to be on the podium.””Of course I wanted the gold medal. I wanted it so bad I can’t explain how bad. I started crying because I knew how bad I wanted it.”Hejnova said she was shocked by her performance.”It is a fantastic day for me. I didn’t expect it, as I was fourth at the European Championships,” she said, referring to the competition in Helsinki in June.Defending champion Melaine Walker of Jamaica crashed out in the heats.last_img read more

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BJP not to field candidates in Tura by-poll

first_imgShillong, Apr 26 (PTI) The Central Election Committee of the BJP today rejected a proposal by the state leaders to contest in the Tura by-poll in Meghalaya in view of the National Peoples Party being an ally of the NDA government.The state BJP had forwarded the names of three candidates to the Central leadership for consideration and approval but the central committee refused to field any contestant, state BJP President Shibun Lyngdoh said.He said the central leadership asked the party leaders to drop the idea of contesting in the by-elections in view of the NPP being an ally of the NDA government at the Centre.The by-poll for Tura MP constituency was necessitated following the death of former Lok Sabha Speaker and founding President of the NPP, Purno A Sangma.Lyngdoh said the party is supporting the NPP candidate Conrad K Sangma, the youngest son of P A Sangma.”The BJP had in 2012 supported P A Sangma when he contested the Presidential elections and the party will support his son this time,” Lyngdoh said.The Opposition United Democratic Party today met Conrad K Sangma and senior party leaders at Baksalpara in the Garo Hills expressing their open support to the NPP.UDP President and Leader of Opposition Donkupar Roy besides other senior leaders of the party campaigned for Conrad.Both the NPP candidate, Conrad K Sangma and the Congress nominee, Chief Ministers wife Dikkanchi D Shira, are likely to file their papers tomorrow. PTI JOP SUS ANPlast_img read more

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Olympiacos: Its a Start…

first_imgA mediocre Olympiacos (better in the first half) came away with a 0-1 victory against Arouca in Portugal for the first leg of the Europa League Playoff Qualifying Round. The win puts Olympiacos in the driver’s seat to qualify for the Group Stage of the competition before next week’s second leg in Greece. The only goal of the game came from Seba midway through the first half.Olympiacos took control of the match early on as Arouca sat back and “waited” for the Greek Champions. The Erythrolefki kept the possession and pressed in Arouca’s penalty area with Seba and Ideye wasting chances to open the score. The breakthrough came in the 27th minute when a brilliant pass from Cambiasso found Pardo, who played a great ball to Seba and his well-placed tap-in gave Olympiacos 0-1 lead. After a good showing in the first half, Olympiacos took their 0-1 lead into the break.Arouca became more of a threat in the second half as Olympiacos failed to create opportunities to score. Arouca came close to an equalizer with Gonzalez’s solo effort (passed Botia, Figueiras, da Costa) leaving him one-one-one with Kapino, but Olympiacos’ keeper kept the hosts off the board. Olympiacos responded with a chance of their own with Cambiasso missing the target from Seba’s pinpoint cross. Arouca pressed for the equalizer with their final chance coming from a free-kick where Kapino once again denied the hots. The final whistle came with a sigh of relief for the Greek Champions, giving them the clear advantage before next week’s match in Greece.The win will restore some confidence in the team after their disappointing elimination to Hapoel Be’er Sheva in Champions League Qualifying. Additionally, it buys them more time as they continue to “rebuild” their new team for the upcoming SuperLeague and Europa League season. Olympiacos will host Arouca next Thursday to confirm their place in the Europa League Group Stage.Source: AGONAsport.com (Facebook – Instagram)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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The Hard Wrap 2016 NTL Edition

first_imgThe 2016 NTL edition of ‘The Hard Wrap’ magazine was officially launched at the 2016 National Touch League. This edition includes a recap of the past six months, including the Harvey Norman All Stars, the release of the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, feature stories on several members of the Touch Football community, as well as much more. To download this edition, please click here.  Related LinksThe Hard Wraplast_img

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Rishabh Pant needs to bat where he is not left in 2 minds: Zaheer Khan

first_img Next Rishabh Pant needs to bat where he is not left in 2 minds: Zaheer KhanFormer India pacer Zaheer Khan said Rishabh Pant needs to be used at an ideal position wherein the team management can get the best out of the young wicket-keeper batsman.advertisement Rasesh Mandani MumbaiSeptember 24, 2019UPDATED: September 24, 2019 20:17 IST Rishabh Pant has a below par average of 22 in 12 matches. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSZaheer Khan said Rishabh Pant should not do away with his natural gameRishabh Pant has been facing criticism over his ‘careless’ approachPant failed in the recently-concluded T20I series vs South AfricaAfter head coach Ravi Shastri and batting coach Vikram Rathour gave Rishabh Pant a public dressing down over his poor shot selection, it became abundantly clear the Indian team management has started to lose patience with the swashbuckling left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman.Rishabh Pant, barely 21, has smashed Test hundreds in England and Australia and that has helped the decision-makers keep their faith in him despite failures in the shorter formats.But with Wriddhiman Saha back in the mix and prospects of wicket-keeping against spin at home ahead, Rishabh Pant no longer remains a certain starter even for the Test series against South Africa starting October 2.Rishabh Pant’s below-par numbers, particularly in one day cricket (average of 22 in 12 matches) would mean he might soon be under pressure to retain his spot in the limited-overs teams. The likes of Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan are waiting in the wings.But the likes of Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh and now Zaheer Khan believe the current team management is equally to blame for Pant’s current problems and confusion.”The team management should try and use him where you get the best out of him. I think his natural style is to attack. So he needs to be used where he is not left in two minds, where he knows the only thing he needs to do is the attack. If he is used in such situations, it would be good for him,” he tells India Today.Zaheer Khan believes Rishabh Pant is not a finished product yet and the team management would need to factor that in. “With time, he will have a better understanding of his game.”advertisementRishabh Pant was drafted in the World Cup squad as a replacement for injured opener Shikhar Dhawan and subsequently used in the middle order after Vijay Shankar’s injury. The World Cup did not go to plan for Pant and India; with the team management squarely blamed for promoting Pant to no.4 in testing conditions in the semi-finals.Pant has continued to bat at no.4 in subsequent matches in West Indies and at home against South Africa where he has failed to tick except in one T20 in the Caribbean. “Everyone knows the ability this player has. I think everyone has to try and make things easier for him,” says the former India pacer.Also Read | MS Dhoni shares super sweet video of his friends playing cricketAlso Read | Unfair to keep talking about MS Dhoni’s retirement: Yuvraj SinghAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Rishabh PantFollow Vikram Rathourlast_img read more

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Trinamool says BJP disrupting law order in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: A day after a violent clash broke out between the Trinamool Congress and BJP workers in Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district in which eight people are feared dead, Trinamool Secretary General Partha Chatterjee on Sunday accused the saffron outfit of disrupting law and order in the state by resorting to vandalism and murder. “Let the people see who is resorting to bloodshed, violence and vandalism. In order to gain grounds in Bengal, they are disrupting law and order by murdering Trinamool Congress workers and vandalising their houses,” state Education Minister Chatterjee said. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess Durga He said the party will resist Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) attempts to disrupt peace and harmony in a non-violent manner. Condemning political violence in the state, Chatterjee said: “Such violence is unusual. One has to understand the reason of such violence. It has not happened in the past seven and a half years.” “Is it possible that our party being in power is deteriorating the law and order on its own. They (BJP) are showcasing their power but Trinamool Congress is still leading with maximum number of seats,” he added. The Minister also talked about how the Trinamool Congress maintained peace in Junglemahal and North Bengal Hills. “The series of bloodshed in these places is in control but they (BJP) are trying to revive it. We will tell the people to unitedly and peacefully protest against it. Even in worse situations, (Chief Minister) Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool Congress have remained unperturbed,” he added.last_img read more

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Rtd colonel duped of over Rs 1 crore

first_imgNew Delhi: A retired Army Colonel fell into the trap of fraudsters who duped him of more than one crore rupees. The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has registered a case in this regard and started their investigation.The complainant told police that the fraud took place in the name of Army Group Insurance Fund (AGIF). Police said that the victim was a retired Colonel from Army Service Corps and presently settled in Pune. “One day, the retired Army officer received a phone call. After getting convinced by the fraudster about the insurance policy, the victim paid one crore two lakh and twenty-four thousand rupees in his (caller) account,” police Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murdersaid. Adding further, police said that the modus operandi of these callers are simple that they enticed the officer by promising him a large amount of money from AGIF in consideration of a small sum of money which is to be paid by cheque or transferred to an account. “Later the fraudster won the trust of the retired officer by telling him his family details, bank details, EIC number, landline number etc. Once they gained the trust they inform the victim about his balance of maturity/extended insurance amount which is going to lapse soon if not claimed by the victim,” police said. Further, the caller demanded some money. The officer deposited the amount and was duped. The EOW has registered a case under sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 120 B (Punishment of criminal conspiracy) of IPC.last_img read more

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Ktaka Congress MLA Lakshmi Hebbalkar appears before ED

first_imgNew Delhi: Karnataka Congress MLA Lakshmi Hebbalkar on Thursday deposed before ED officials in connection with the money-laundering probe against her party colleague DK Shivakumar, who has now been remanded to judicial custody after 14 days of questioning in ED custody. While the senior Karnataka Congress leader is lodged in Tihar Jail here and his bail plea is being heard by a Special Court, the Enforcement Directorate recorded Hebbalkar’s statement in connection with the money-laundering probe. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe financial probe agency had summoned her to appear before its official in Delhi for the statement on September 19, with Hebbalkar in a note to local mediapersons in Karnataka, saying that this was a case of political vindictiveness. The ED had initially summoned the Belgavi (Rural) MLA to appear at the headquarters here on September 14 but it was postponed after Hebbalkar asked for an extension. Sources in the know said that Hebbalkar also requested whether she could join the probe by cooperating with ED officials in Karnataka, which was denied. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThe ED had aggressively acted in the PMLA probe against Shivakumar, arresting him after four days of questioning, amid a large number of supporters crowding the ED offices. Probe officials had also interrogated Shivakumar’s 22-year-old daughter, Aishwarya, claiming that they needed to ask her questions about a trust company that had been set up in her name. According to the ED, Shivakumar had amassed a large amount of unaccounted wealth, which he then allegedly laundered through hawala channels and shell companies. The ED’s case is based on an I-T department chargesheet that alleges that Shivakumar had connections with hawala operators in Delhi and Bengaluru. However, Shivakumar has made it clear that the I-T department’s chargesheet has been challenged and a court had put a stay order on the charges filed.last_img read more

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Mumbai Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray who is

first_imgMumbai: Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray, who is the first member of his family to contest an election, declared assets of Rs 16.05 crore on Thursday as he filed nomination from Worli Assembly constituency here. According to the affidavit filed by the 29-year-old Aaditya, he has movable assets of Rs 11.38 crore and immovable assets of Rs 4.67 crore. It includes bank deposits of Rs 10.36 crore and a car (a BMW) worth Rs 6.50 lakh. The Shiv Sena youth wing chief also owns jewelery, bullion and other valuables worth Rs 64.65 lakh. He did his Bachelor of Arts in 2011 and acquired `Bachelor of Laws’ degree in 2015, the affidavit said. Further, he has no criminal cases pending against him, it stated. The Maharashtra Assembly polls will be held on Ocotber 21.last_img

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The Minister of Environment Forest Climate Chan

first_imgThe Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, and Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar; Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister of Steel Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the nationwide ‘Paryatan Parv 2019’ in the presence of the Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Culture, Prahlad Singh Patel in New Delhi, recently. The festival was inaugurated amongst the beating of drums and cultural performances. Yogendra Tripathi, Secretary, M/o Tourism and Amit Khare, Secretary, M/o I&B and senior officers were also present during the occasion. Also Read – The Puja carnivalOrganised by the Ministry of Tourism, Paryatan Parv 2019 will be held from October 2 – 13, 2019 across the country. The Delhi leg of the Parv is being held from October 2 – 6, 2019, at Rajpath lawns between Rafi Marg and Janpath. Speaking on the occasion, Prakash Javadekar said that India is full of diversity and it makes India different and unique in comparison to rest of the world. He also said that under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, growth of tourism sector has been phenomenal over the last five years. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraAddressing the gathering, Dharmendra Pradhan said, “Our country has been bestowed with thousands of tourist attractions, spread in almost every district. He called upon the countrymen and the foreign tourists to move into the countryside and visit the less explored places which have historical, cultural or religious significance.” He further complimented the Ministry of Tourism for organising such events and undertaking the promotional efforts which has led to 1.5 times jump in the number of foreign visitors in last five years. He said that tourism in the country provides substantial employment opportunities and contributes much to the national GDP. Pradhan added that organising such festivals provides opportunity and exposure to common man to experience and appreciate the cultural and other types of varieties in the country. Speaking on the occasion, Prahlad Singh Patel expressed his happiness about the inauguration of Paryatan Parv coinciding with 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He further talked about how Prime Minister is Brand Ambassador of the country and due to his efforts tourism has shown a tremendous growth over the five years. In fact, the world tourism ranking of the country has jumped from 65 in 2013 to 34 in 2019, he explained. He further stated that in the line of Gandhi’s thoughts regarding sustainable and clean tourism, efforts are being made to phase out single use plastics in various organisations of ASI and Ministry of Tourism. Single Use Plastics will no longer be permitted within ASI protected Monuments and within 100m of these Monuments, the Toursim Minister announced. The Paryatan Parv has 31 stalls of Central government ministries as well as from States and UTs. 59 food stalls representing cuisines from all over the country have also been setup. Other events that will be held on the lines of this parv are Crafts Bazaar with 76 handicraft and handloom stalls, cultural performances by states / UTs and north zone cultural centre, yoga demo, exhibition on the theme by Bureau of Outreach Communication, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and much more to keep visitors engaged During the inauguration seven Memorandum of Understanding with four agencies under the ‘Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan’ project of Ministry of Tourism were also handed over. The Adopt a Heritage Scheme aims to develop synergy amongst all stakeholders to promote responsible tourism.last_img read more

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Smriti Irani inaugurates Durga Puja

first_imgSmriti Irani, Minister of Women and Child Development, Minister of textiles, visited Matri Mandir Sarbojanin Durga Puja Samiti, Safdarganj Enclaves Durga Puja pandal, on October 4, to take blessings and offer prayers to Maa Durga. This year theme of the pandal is ‘Recreating JorashankoThakurbari’ – the place where Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore was born. Irani also inaugurated the puja and appreciated organisers for the wonderful theme and decoration of pandal. Also Read – The Puja carnivalSpeaking on the occasion, Debashis Saha, Chief Coordinator of Durga Puja 2019 said, “This is the second time that all Puja Committee members are women. This year, they have gone a step ahead and volunteered to take up this onerous task of leading and organising the Puja festivities. Though we do not claim for this to be a unique venture, it is very special for us, considering the magnitude and complexities involved in organising it.” Chairperson Bhog and Prasad committee Amita Chakraborty said, “This time, we are expecting more than 5000 devotees each day. We have made elaborate arrangements and all committee members will take special care to ensure that all the visitors can enjoy the Bhog and Prasad. For maintaining the eco-system, we will be distributing bhog in special plates made with Beatel leaf. Also, we are preparing different menu on Saptami, Astami and Navami which will include Bengali delicacy Khichuri made with Gobindo Bhog rice and Soona moong dal, Beguni, Laabra, Payesh, Sweets, Halwa etc.” Marking the grand closing ceremony on Navami this year, renowned singers like Kailash Kher and Rahul Deb will be performing at the venue.last_img read more

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God forbid!No 1 was absent from the game for eight months due to a custody dispute involving her son. but we must act, There are daily check-ins and progress reports, and productivity. “Let all Nigerians pray that it succeeds; meetings are going on and realignment of forces are going on and I can tell you that I am not outside of those meetings. Seth Fletcher (@seth_fletcher) December 17. read more

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