Children below 14-years will not be allowed to participate in Dahi Handi: Bombay High Court

first_imgThe Bombay High Court on Monday accepted Maharashtra government’s statement that it would not allow children below the age of 14-years to participate in the ‘Dahi Handi’ festival.A division bench of Justices B.R. Gavai and M.S. Karnik, however, refused to impose restrictions on the height of human pyramid formations during the festival.“It is not for the High Court to impose restrictions on the age of the participants and height of the pyramids as this falls exclusively in the domain of the state legislature. We accept the statement made by the State government that it would ensure children below 14-years of age would not participate in the Dahi Handi festival,” Justice Gavai said. Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the State government, told the court that as per the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, children below 14-years of age will not be allowed to participate in the festival since the government had in August last year declared ‘Dahi Handi’ as an adventure sport.The court was on Monday hearing two petitions filed by city residents, raising concerns over the participation of minors in the festival and lack of safety measures, due to which several untoward incidents occur.In 2014, the High Court had passed an order saying children below the age of 18 years cannot participate in the festival, and had also imposed a height restriction of 20 ft for the pyramids. The State government had then appealed in the Supreme Court, which on August 1 this year referred the matter back to the High Court directing it to hear the petitions afresh.last_img read more

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‘Impact of mining closure not as bad as in 2012’

first_imgGoa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar reiterated on Wednesday that the State’s economy will not be impacted much from the February 7 Supreme Court order to cancel mining leases. The views of all stakeholders are being heard before deciding on the future course of action. Addressing a press conference after meeting a cross-section of legislators and listening to their views on the emerging mining situation and it’s impact on the cancellation of 88 iron ore extraction leases, Mr. Parrikar said a final decision over resumption of mining and mode of leasing will be taken in 15 to 20 days. “Without going into the merits of the judgement, one has to accept it because Goa is facing economic problems. Now all stakeholders, including the judiciary will have to take into consideration the economic trajectory. It is not possible for government to suddenly disrupt it,” Mr. Parrikar said. However, he said the economic impact would not be as bad as in 2012, when iron ore exports were at their peak. “Direct revenue last year (from mining sector) will not exceed ₹300 crore, indirect (revenue) may account for another ₹50 to ₹100 crore. So, ₹300 crore in a total net budgetary size of ₹10,000 crore makes for 3% to 4 %,” he said.last_img read more

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European Parliament Approves Horizon 2020 Funding Plan

first_imgThe European Parliament has formally approved Horizon 2020, the European Union’s funding program for research and innovation for 2014 through 2020.This leaves one formal step to go before the program’s actual rollout. Publication of the first calls for proposals is scheduled for 11 December, pending formal agreement from E.U. member states, the European Commission said in a statement released after the vote.In a vote taking place in Strasbourg, France, today, a wide majority of the plenary approved the program’s details, laid out in five draft regulations. The vote confirms a preliminary deal brokered earlier this year between negotiators of the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)“This is a vote of confidence in the power of EU research and innovation funding,” research commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn said in the statement. “The European Parliament’s support for and input to Horizon 2020 has been very important.”In 2011, the commission proposed Horizon 2020 as a departure from the past, with less red tape, a stronger focus on innovation and “close-to-market” research efforts, and a beefed-up budget for the European Research Council’s basic science grants.The Parliament supported Horizon 2020’s approach and tried to increase its budget to €100 billion, up from the Commission’s €80 billion proposal. But it faced resistance from money-conscious member states, which instead downsized the budget to about €70 billion. That is about €15 billion more than the €55 billion provided under the current Seventh Framework Programme, which started in 2007 and ends this year. (The figures correspond to 2011 euros.)Ministers from E.U. nations are expected to reach a similar agreement on Horizon 2020 in coming weeks, finalizing the plan.last_img read more

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Tokyo to stage ONE Championship’s 100th event

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles POC chief on SEA Games hosting glitches: ‘It’s normal’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES The Lightweight and Flyweight World Grand Prix will also transpire in Tokyo as well as the Kickboxing Featherweight Grand Prix Final.Four Shooto Champion versus Pancrase Champion fights are also in tow.“I plan to add a few more mega bouts to ONE: Century. I will also announce the names of the Shooto and Pancrase Champions shortly. Stay tuned for some big news! #WeAreONE,” Sityodtong said.ADVERTISEMENT Same old: San Beda, Lyceum tagged as favorites ahead of NCAA Season 95 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess PH beach spikers also eye spots to Continental Cup “BREAKING NEWS: ONE Championship will celebrate its 100th show by throwing the biggest event in history (yet again!) on October 13 in Tokyo,” Sityodtong posted on his Facebook account.“ONE: Century will feature a mega card of epic proportions with championship fights for the entire night,” he wrote.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHeadlining the event are atomweight queen Xiong Jingnan and Angela Lee, who will figure in a much-anticipated rematch.Filipino heavyweight champion Brandon Vera will also challenge Burmese champion Aung La Nsang for the light heavyweight belt while the fourth meeting between Team Lakay star Kevin Belingon and Bibiano Fernandes for the bantamweight crown is also slated in the card. World dragon boat champs out to make waves in SEA Games Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess FILE – Kevin Belingon and Bibiano Fernandes will meet again for the fourth time. Photo from ONE ChampionshipMANILA, Philippines—ONE Championship’s first Japan show last March turned out to be just the beginning of grander things to come.Chatri Sityodtong, CEO and founder of ONE, on Sunday made the promotion’s second event in Japan official as he announced the biggest card yet.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Jamuna Boro Gives India Winning Start at Women’s World Boxing Championships

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Jamuna BoroWomen’s World Boxing Championships First Published: October 4, 2019, 5:15 PM IST Ulan-Ude (Russia): Jamuna Boro (54kg) gave a flying start to India’s campaign in the World Women’s Boxing Championships by advancing to the pre-quarterfinals with a facile win here on Friday.Boro defeated Mongolia’s Michidmaa Erdenedalai 5-0, recovering from a slow start for a resounding victory. The 22-year-old, employed with Assam Rifles, has a tough one next up as she will square off against Algeria’s fifth-seeded Ouidad Sfouh in the pre-quarterfinals.Sfouh had won a gold in the 2017 World Championships and was given a first-round bye here.Boro, a debutant at the event, took her time to warm up but once she got going, the Assamese pugilist dominated Erdenedalai with her combination punches. Her jabs connected particularly well and she also managed to not get distracted by her sprightly rival’s grunting.The Indian was unstoppable in the final three minutes of the bout and thoroughly out-punched Erdenedalai.On Saturday, former national champion Neeraj (57kg) and Saweety Boora (75kg), a ex-silver-winner at the event, will be in action for India.While Neeraj will face China’s Qiao Jieru, Saweety will face Mongolia’s Myagmarjargal Munkhbat in the opening round.The ongoing edition features 224 boxers from 57 countries. India’s best performance at the showpiece was back in 2006 when the country won eight medals, including four gold. last_img read more

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ICC World T20: Team will share Ben Stokes’ pain, says Eoin Morgan

first_imgWest Indies needed 19 runs to win off the last over and the bowler was Ben Stokes, completely unaware of what was there in store for him.Carlos Brathwaite nailed four successive sixes off Stokes to seal the game for West Indies and leave the bowler distraught and drained. However, England skipper Eoin Morgan extended his support and said Stokes was not at fault. (West Indies were better than us, says Eoin Morgan )”He’s a fantastic bowler, he got two early wicket, the rebuilding allowed us to put something on the board and the bowlers got us close. We showed an immense amount of character in the tournament, not quite done enough to win it. I truly believe this is only the start of something special. It’s not his fault, we’re all in this together, we enjoy our wins – and the pain will be shared tonight,” Morgan said.Morgan said his team didn’t had enough runs on the board on a batting wicket. “Congratulations to the West Indies, they were better… Huge highs and lows for us. Never sure going into the final over. We were certainly in the game, put ourselves in a position to win the game. We didn’t have enough runs on the board, it was a really good batting surface, maybe 180-90 was part,” Morgan said. (Marlon Samuels fined for using abusive language )A late blitz from Brathwaite, with 34 off 10 balls, and a stupendous 85 not out from Marlon Samuels ensured West Indies a thrilling four-wicket victory at the Eden Gardens last night. This is the second World T20 title for West Indies, who had previously won it in 2012.advertisementlast_img read more

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Asia Cup 2018: Rohit Sharma celebrates 7000 ODI runs with 19th hundred

first_imgRohit Sharma stormed his way to 7000 One-Day International runs as he notched up his 19th ODI hundred in 187 matches during India’s Super Four clash against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2018 on Sunday.Rohit Sharma, along with Shikhar Dhawan, who also scored his 15th ODI hundred, smoked the Pakistani bowlers in their chase of 238 runs. India were in control of the chase right from the outset and within 30 overs, they were already in sight of the total.Rohit Sharma reached his 7000th ODI run for India in just 181 innings to become the third fastest Indian to reach the milestone, trailing regular captain Virat Kohli, who scored 7000 ODI runs in just 161 innings, and former captain Sourav Ganguly, who reached the milestone in 174 innings.Before Rohit, India’s most celebrated batsman Sachin Tendulkar was the third fastest to the milestone, notching up 7000 ODI runs in 189 innings.Asia Cup 2018, India vs Pakistan: Live Blog | Live Cricket Score | ScorecardRohit scored his 7000th ODI run with a single off Shaheen Afridi as he reached 94 runs in 99 deliveries.Rohit 19th ODI century came in 106 deliveries as he sneaked a couple of runs off Shoaib Malik’s delivery. He is also the fourth fastest batsman and second quickest Indian to reach 19 ODI hundreds. Virat Kohli took 124 innings to score 19 ODI centuries.Also read – Shikhar Dhawan sends Pakistan on a leather hunt to slam 15th ODI hundredRohit and Dhawan absolutely took the Dubai International Stadium by storm during their match against Pakistan as they looked to inflict further misery on their arch-rivals.advertisementAlso read – MS Dhoni overtakes Rahul Dravid to became the second most capped IndianThe two teams came up against each other in the group stages of the Asia Cup 2018, where India thrashed Pakistan by seven wickets. On Sunday, India looked like they would register an even better victory.The chase was set up by Indian bowlers, who pulled back things extremely well in the last 10 overs after Shoaib Malik and Sarfraz Ahmed had rebuilt the Pakistan innings despite three early blows.Also read – Asia Cup 2018: Happy to have got my 50th ODI wicket against Pakistan, says ChahalJasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal dominated the Pakistani batsmen by holding back the runs and taking regular wickets.Just like their last two matches, India put up another solid show in Dubai on Sunday.last_img read more

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Ramos & the Real Madrid players who will not be sold by Zidane

first_imgReal Madrid are in a bad way, that much is clear. What has followed a season to forget has been a litany of wild statements, rumours, hints and misinformation surrounding practically the entire workforce at the Santiago Bernabeu.The most recent of which was the future of Sergio Ramos, who had been approached by an unnamed Chinese club and by several accounts was ready to leave the Spanish capital.The Madrid captain moved to quash the rumours, however, telling the gathered media at a press conference on Thursday that he would be going nowhere, paving the way for Zidane to once again build his defence about the controversial centre-back. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Still, Goal can reveal that only 17 players in the squad are ‘safe’, with the French coach tasked with rebuilding a side that has flopped so drastically since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus – that’s just two thirds of Los Blancos’ squad.So Ramos will stay, but who are the others guaranteed to be turning out under Zizou next season?In goal, Thibaut Courtois will not only remain with the club but will be first-choice in the 2019-20 campaign, with Keylor Navas likely to find a new club before the end of the summer window.Madrid’s backline is potentially the most solid looking area of the pitch, with Dani Carvajal, Alvaro Odriozola, Ramos, Raphael Varane (who told Marca he would be staying), Nacho (recently signed a renewal), Marcelo and newcomer Eder Militao making up the list.Casemiro, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric will remain the first-choice midfield three, with the latter two having signed renewals. In addition, Fede Valverde, Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio will also be retained by the club.Up top, Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr. will continue, while Brazilian sensation Rodrygo will arrive before the start of the new season to make up the last of those who will not be put up for sale.In terms of potential exits, goalkeepers include Navas and Zidane’s son Luca, Jesus Vallejo and Sergio Reguilon from the defensive ranks – despite both players’ desire to stay – Marcos Llorente, Dani Ceballos, Brahim Diaz and Isco from midfield – the futures of the latter two being the biggest doubts – and Mariano Diaz and Gareth Bale from the attackers’ pool.For reasons known only to the club, these are the players that Real would happily jettison to make space for new arrivals – especially with several loanees set to return. James Rodriguez, Mateo Kovacic, Andriy Lunin, Theo Hernandez, Raul De Romas, Borja Mayoral and Martin Odegaard are all in transfer purgatory.With Zidane having made up his mind regarding those already on the books, the path is clear for Los Merengues to start cleaning house.The revolution has begun.last_img read more

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England look to get closer to semis Afghanistan aim revival

first_imgManchester: Struck by a series of injury setbacks, England will look to get the combination right when they take on the low-ranked but spirited Afghanistan in their bid get closer to a semi-final berth, here on Tuesday. The hosts are struggling with fitness issues, the latest being captain Eoin Morgan having to leave the field with a back spasm during the game against the West Indies. Opening batsman Jason Roy was also forced off the field during the same match due to a tight hamstring and has been ruled out of the game on Tuesday and Friday (against Sri Lanka). Himself in doubt for the Afghanistan game, Morgan insisted there is no need to hit the panic button just yet. His fitness will be monitored over the next 24 hours before the final call is take on his participation on Tuesday. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ Medvedev”It is sore. I have had back spasms before and it normally takes a few days to settle down. It is unclear, we will know more in the next 24 hours. You normally get a good indication the following day,” Morgan said after the victory against West Indies. In case Morgan isn’t fully fit, vice captain Jos Buttler is likely to lead the team which boasts of a strong bench strength that includes the likes of Tom Curran and Moeen Ali. After suffering a shock loss to Pakistan, England have got their act together, excelling in all three departments and the hosts will want to continue riding on the winning momentum. Also Read – Mary Kom enters quarterfinals, Saweety Boora bows out of World C’shipsOn the other hand, Afghanistan will be eager to post their first win in the ongoing 50-over showpiece. Playing in their second World Cup, the bottom-placed Afghanistan lost all four of their matches till now to South Africa, Australia, Sri Lanka and New Zealand respectively. However, the players from the war-torn nation can take confidence from the fact that they almost pulled off a win against Sri Lanka. The main concern will be batting as Afghanistan are yet to play out 40-plus overs in any of their games. They made an encouraging start against South Africa, with openers Hazratullah Zazai and Noor Ali Zadran watchfully negotiating the early overs but failed to capitalise on that. The rest of the team couldn’t reach double digits apart from Rashid Khan, who once again showed that he is shaping up to be a talented all-rounder. The conditions, and whether the wicket supports spin, will play a crucial for the Afghans who rely heavily on their tweakers Rashid and Mohammad Nabi to get them the breakthroughs. Squads: England: Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes,James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood. Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (c), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah (wk), Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ikram Ali Khil. Match starts at 3pm IST.last_img read more

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361 infra projects show cost overruns of Rs 377 lakh cr

first_imgNew Delhi: As many as 361 infrastructure projects, each worth Rs 150 crore or more, have shown cost overruns to the tune of over Rs 3.77 lakh crore owing to delays and other reasons, a report said. The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation monitors infrastructure projects worth Rs 150 crore and above. Of these 1,623 projects, 361 reported cost overruns and 496 time escalation. “Total original cost of implementation of the 1623 projects was Rs 19,25,107.47 crore and their anticipated completion cost is likely to be Rs 23,02,230.50 crore, which reflects overall cost overruns of Rs 3,77,123.03 crore (19.59% of original cost),” the ministry’s latest report for May 2019 said. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra According to the report, the expenditure incurred on these projects till May 2019 was Rs 8,91,512.91 crore, which is 38.72 per cent of the anticipated cost of the projects. However, it said the number of delayed projects decreases to 399 if delay is calculated on the basis of the latest schedule of completion. For 684 projects, neither the year of commissioning nor the tentative gestation period has been reported. Out of 496 delayed projects, 166 projects have overall delay in the range of 1 to 12 months, 105 projects 13 to 24 months, 128 projects reflect delay in the range of 25 to 60 months and 97 projects show 61 months and above delay. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days The average time overrun in these 496 delayed projects is 36.98 months. The brief reasons for time overruns, as reported by various project implementing agencies, are delays in land acquisition, forest clearance and supply of equipment. Besides, there are other reasons like fund constraints, geological surprises, geo-mining conditions, slow progress in civil works, shortage of labour, inadequate mobilisation by the contractor, Maoist problems, court cases, contractual issues, ROU/ROW (right of use/right of way) problems, law and order situation, among others, the report said. It also observed that project agencies are not reporting revised cost estimates and commissioning schedules for many projects, which suggests that time/cost overrun figures are under-reported.last_img read more

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Amit Shah blames Nehru for PoKs existence

first_imgMumbai: The Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) would not have come into existence had Jawaharlal Nehru not declared untimely ceasefire with the neighbouring country, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday.Targeting Nehru over “non-integration” of Kashmir with India, he said Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the country’s first home minister, should have handled the issue, instead of the then prime minister. Addressing a rally here on the Centre’s decision to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and to campaign for the BJP for the next month’s Maharashtra Assembly polls, he said, “I want to tell all BJP workers that our work doesn’t end at the removal of Article 370, our work starts now.” “It is our target to take this country forward on the chapter of nationalism and progress,” he said. Hitting out at the Congress and NCP, he said, they were “shamelessly” opposing the abrogation of Article 370. See P5last_img read more

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Malvika claim maiden title at Maldives International

first_imgMale (Maldives): Young Indian shuttler Malvika Bansod has claimed her maiden title at the Maldives International Future Series with a stunning straight-game win over top seed Thet Htar Thuzar of Myanmar in women’s singles here. The unseeded Indian, who turned 18 recently, shocked Thet Htar Thuzar 21-13 21-11 in a 31-minute summit clash here on Sunday. Among other Indians, top seeded Kevin Arokia Walter settled for a runners-up finish after going down 13-21 14-21 to second seeded Thai Kantawat Leelavechabutr in men’s singles competition. Indian pair of Vaibhaav and Prakash Raj, seeded second, also claimed the men’s doubles title after beating Thailand’s Pakkapon Teeraratsakul and Panitchaphon Teeraratsakul 21-16 21-15 in just 26 minutes.last_img read more

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Delhi govt notifies parking policy

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi government has notified its parking policy, banning parking on footpaths and allowing civic agencies to prepare a plan for cars within residential areas. To discourage long-duration parking on streets, the policy provides for an incremental increase in fees.Under the Delhi Maintenance and Management of Parking Places Rules, 2019, notified on September 23, the civic agencies will consider developing open areas near the colonies as parking lots on payment basis. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesRegular shuttle services may be prescribed as a part of parking facility, the charge for which will be included in the parking fee. “Further, the owners of vacant plots in the residential colonies and commercial areas should be authorised for use of these plots as parking places against parking fees. “Upon permission to use such vacant plot also as multi-level parking under building by-laws, such plots can be used as such for that purpose,” the policy stated. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarIt stated that appropriate tax measures may be adopted by civic agencies to incentivise this process. “Parking on footpaths shall be strictly prohibited and civic agencies shall tow such illegally parked vehicles. “On all lanes and streets, a lane must be earmarked for unhindered movement of emergency vehicles like ambulances, fire tenders, police vehicles etc. No parking shall be allowed on this lane,” it stated. The policy provides for electric vehicle charging and battery swapping facility in each parking lot. The rules provide for two times higher parking fee for on-street parking vis-a-vis off-street parking. Also, on-street parking fee will increase exponentially with time to discourage long duration of on-street parking, according to the rules.last_img read more

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HIDCO to engage dhakis for welcoming citybound people

first_imgKolkata: Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) will engage dhakis to welcome the guests who will come to the city via New Town on Panchami and Sasthi.Dhakis will be placed at the Akankha More along Biswa Bangla Sarani and they will play dhak to welcome the home-bound people. Many people who work in other states come to the city via New Town during the Pujas as they prefer to enjoy the time with relatives, friends and acquaintances in the city. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaNew Town will be brightly illuminated during the Pujas. Café Ekante, one of the most sought after restaurants in the city, will offer a special menu during the four days of Durga Puja. Meanwhile, the residents of Snehodiya and the members of Swapno Bhor will organise Durga Puja for the first time at Snehodiya. Swami Suviranandaji, general secretary, Ramakrishna Math and Mission, will inaugurate the Puja on October 3. There has been great enthusiasm among the senior citizens over the Puja. Many of the members who had held important positions during their career are using their expertise to organise the Puja flawlessly. There will also be cultural shows organised by the members of Swapno Bhor in the evening on three days. There will be distribution of prasad among the members afterwards. While a senior citizen has donated the idol of Ma Durga, some others have donated money for the four-day Puja.last_img read more

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Dream BIG

first_imgI am 15 and a single child. My parents don’t have time for me and I’ve tried out writing down what I feel but nothing has changed. It only gets worse every day. Please help. Dwiti, Noida We all need someone to talk to and if we don’t have anybody around, it surely isn’t a happy feeling. But strong individuals will find a way out and I think you are a strong person. Try to make new friends. Focus on building yourself by doing something that you really like doing. Write blogs, create content and do activities that you enjoy. Try and join a gym or yoga and may be you will find some great friends at these places too. If you like pets, get one for yourself. It surely is a wonderful therapy. Never lose heart and feel depressed. You will always recover from this phase. Trust me. Also Read – Feel what you fear My husband is completely addicted to technology. It’s affecting our lives very much. What should be done? K Tripathi, New Delhi Technology is a boon but we need to know when to switch it off. We definitely have to unplug before bed, as keeping technology in the bedroom tends to get into our personal space. It also serves as an early morning distraction and potentially makes us late to work. One of the major problems that technology addiction has caused is lack of awareness. Technology transports our minds into another place regardless of where we are. Start spending more time with him, make him aware of surroundings and show your love. Go for a vacation to a place away from the crowd and constant interference of technology. He will perhaps become far more functional in various situations and will get closer to you. All the best. Also Read – Homecoming I want to be a DJ but my parents want me to get into the family business. I don’t know how to convince them. Can you help? Sunny, West Bengal If you feel you have the ability and the patience to pursue your dreams then you should only listen to yourself. The entertainment industry has its glory but it has a lot of difficulties that one has to cope with. The factor of luck is also vital. Please tell them that you need a few years to dedicate yourself to your dream. If by chance it doesn’t click, you will do as they want. Convince them and I’m sure, they’ll understand and support you. I get angry very fast and sometimes end up breaking expensive things or do things that I repent later. How can I control myself? Name withheld, Kolkata You could try one of these to cool off: Breathe deeply, from your diaphragm. Breathing from your chest won’t relax you, so picture your breath coming up from your “gut.” Slowly repeat a calming word or phrase, such as “relax” or “take it easy.” Keep repeating it to yourself while breathing deeply. Use imagery. Visualise a relaxing experience from your memory or your imagination. Try non-strenuous, slow exercises. Yoga and similar activities can relax your muscles and calm you down. Good luck! (Send your questions to read more

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Paris police attack No suggestion of terrorism

first_imgParis: Investigators were searching Friday for possible motives for the knife attack at Paris police headquarters as the French government said there is nothing to suggest the police employee who stabbed four colleagues to death was radicalised. The assailant, a 45-year-old technology administrator in the police intelligence unit of the Paris police was shot dead after Thursday’s attack. Government spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye said Friday on France Info that Paris prosecutors have decided to open a murder investigation on facts which are not falling under terrorism at this stage of the investigation. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report Investigators were scouring the attacker’s computer and cellphone for any indications of a motive and were interviewing his wife and witnesses, a police official said. The man, who converted to Islam 18 months ago, was not believed to be radicalised and had no history of psychiatric problems, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation. Interior minister Christophe Castaner said Thursday the man had never shown any behavioral problems. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests News broadcaster France Info and BFM TV said the attacker’s wife told police that her husband, who was deaf, had visions and made incoherent statements during the night before the attack. Noam Anouar, of the Vigi police union, said the assailant had security clearance to work in the Paris police intelligence unit. Asked about the ceramic knife the assailant was able to bring in the building, Laetitia Vallar, spokeswoman at the Paris police, said on BFM TV that police officers and administrators could enter the building with their badges under an officer’s supervision. They were not submitted to bag searches and security screening like the public. She added that psychological assistance was being offered to police officers and employees. Thursday’s knife attack at Paris police headquarters left three officers and an administrator dead. Another person was seriously injured. Paris police held a minute of silence in the headquarters’ main courtyard on Friday morning.last_img read more

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The birds take 2 to 3 days to reach either Hispaniola or Puerto Rico.S. fear of labour pain or of the effects of labour such as pelvic floor damage, won the spelling competition after numerous rounds against second-placed Naysa Modi, ?? ? ?? — ashutosh (@ashutosh83B) February 27 2017 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also attacked the BJP on Sunday over the issue and said it had now become a party of "hooligans" and "criminals" Sharing a video of Kaur speaking about the "graphically detailed" rape threat she received Kejriwal tweeted: Just listen to this THIS is BJP They will destroy our country Everyone must rise against their goondaism https://tco/MoFm8wSMqD — Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 26 2017 "Threatening our daughters and sisters with rape; is this BJP’s patriotism Shame on these people" he added Delhi University teacher beaten-up during the clashes Delhi University teacher PrasantaChakravarty who was roughed up during the recent NorthCampus clashes has been hospitalised due to severe abdominalpain as a result of internal injuries "Passed out with shooting abdominal pain at Fortis Noidaemergency" he posted on Facebook He said he has been diagnosed with deep bruises and"concealed spasms" on the right kidney and his spine muscleshave also suffered serious injuries Chakravarty an associate professor with DU said peoplewho assaulted him during the clashes appeared to be "some kindof mercenaries" and not students He had alleged the involvement of outsiders in theviolence between student groups ABVP and AISA Ramjas College ordered an enquiry to look students’ involvement in clashes Ramjas College on Saturday ordered an enquiryto look into its students’ involvement in clashes over aseminar even as it resolved to stand by its teachers andstudents who organised the event The decision was taken at a staff council meeting on Saturday three days after the college became a battleground for themembers of RSS-backed ABVP and Left-affiliated AISA "An enquiry committee has been constituted to probe theinvolvement of Ramjas’ students in provoking or initiating theviolence Principal Rajendar Prasad will address the studentsand teachers on Monday morning urging them to maintain peaceand not be scared of anything" a senior college officialsaid "The staff council resolved to stand by the teachers andstudents who were organisers of the seminar" he added Classes in the college were suspended on Thursday evenas the administration had maintained that it was due to"administrative reasons" and not due to the violent situationon campus "We have also sought police presence for at least fourmore days to ensure security measures are in place until peaceand normalcy arerestored on campus" the official said "While the seminar will continue we decided to cancel theparticipation of these two students It is not that we do notadvocate freedom of speech but it had to be done keeping peaceand harmony of campus in mind" the principal had said While Delhi University authorities maintained that thevarsity proctor’s office was looking into the issue the humanresource development ministry had on Friday sought a reportfrom the university over the issue Enquiry ordered by Delhi Commission for Women into alleged attacks on women by policemen Delhi Commission for Women on Saturday had ordered an enquiry into the alleged attacks on women bypolicemen during violence at Ramjas collegeand had issued a notice to Delhi Police "We are of the view that these attacks on women protestersby policemen may also amount to molestation and need to beseverely punished The images of Delhi Police officers beatingand misbehaving with women protesters are resonating acrossDelhi and India and have severely damaged the reputation ofDelhi Police It is a classic case of protectors turningabusers" said the notice issued to Joint CP central Range "Further the Commission is aghast to read newspaperreports alleging that Delhi Police claims it does not know whoordered the lathi charge on the protesters Such statementsraise suspicions about thepoliticisation of police and the matterneeds to be investigated urgently" it added DCW Chief Swati Maliwal has pointed out in the notice thata similar "manhandling" of female students by policemen hadhappened last year when they were protesting in connectionwith the case of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed The commission has asked thepolice to respond within a weekwith information on "number of police officers (male andfemale separately) deployed in and around Ramjas College forthe said protest names and designations of the police copsclearly identifiable in the videos and photographs – who wereseen punching and manhandling women protesters" The Delhi Police had admitted "unprofessional" conducton the part of some of its personnel during the clashes andsuspended three policemen With inputs from agencies Attorneys for former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson argued Friday that her sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes should be tried publicly with a jury trial after his team moved to transfer the suit to a New York federal court which would keep the proceedings private Carlson filed her suit in New Jersey Superior Court leading attorneys for Ailes to argue she was trying to circumvent the arbitration clause in her contract which requires workplace disputes to be resolved in a New York-based arbitration the New York Times reported Attorneys for Carlson responded by accusing Ailes of “judge shopping” arguing that the clause applies to suits against her employer Fox News and Carlson is only suing Ailes "After invoking jurisdiction of the New Jersey federal court and filing a motion there Mr Ailes decided that he doesnt like the judge assigned to this case and he illegally is attempting to judge shop by now seeking to move the lawsuit to another jurisdiction" Carlsons attorney Nancy Smith said in a statement "We feel confident that the law will not allow such maneuvering" In 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