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Minister in trouble for yelling at flood victims


first_imgMaharashtra Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil on Monday landed in controversy after a video captured him yelling at a group of flood victims voicing their grievances. The Opposition was quick to point out his ‘insensitivity’ and asked whether the State was being run by General Dyer, infamous for ordering the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in the British-ruled India in 1919. Addressing a gathering in Kolhapur, Mr. Patil, who is also guardian minister of Kolhapur and Pune, is seen in the video asking people to be patient and have faith in the administration’s work. Soon after, he can be seen losing his cool and raising his voice at a complainant. This latest incident adds to the list of BJP ministers who have landed in trouble while carrying out flood relief work. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis himself has been criticised for continuing his political campaign. Last week, Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan was seen taking a selfie-video on a boat in a flooded area. Relief and Rehabilitation minister Subhash Deshmukh has been accused of being busy in party programmes in Pune while Minister of State Sadabhau Khot is alleged to have doctored a video showing him rescuing a victim.In the video which went viral on Monday, Mr. Patil is heard yelling at the crowd, “You need to be patient and systematic. The officials have been working for 24 hours with no sleep, and still, you want to complain?” He also gestures in anger at the crowd saying, “shut up”. State unit Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat slammed the minister. “People will naturally get angry if the guardian minister, government machinery does not do its duty on time.” The NCP wanted to know whether Maharashtra is witnessing the rule of General Dyer. “On the one hand the minister is yelling at flood victims and on the other district administration is imposing prohibitory orders. This is nothing but dictatorial behaviour,” said party national spokesperson Nawab Malik.last_img read more


10 months agoKeylor Navas still feels wanted by Real Madrid: But when I don’t…


first_imgKeylor Navas still feels wanted by Real Madrid: But when I don’t…by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveKeylor Navas says he still feels wanted by Real Madrid.He has lost his starting spot to Thibaut Courtois this season, but remains confident that he can win it back.”The day that I think I can no longer start, I’ll go home and focus on something else,” Navas told EFE.”I have always worked to start.”In the end the coaches make the decisions.”I’m not playing as much as I want, but when I go on the pitch I think that I’m performing well and you have to value this.”Courtois has suffered an injury, but the Costa Rican isn’t sure if that’ll open the door for him to return to the starting role in the long term.”I think that you have to wait, as we don’t know what’s going to happen and only the coach knows this,” he said.”I’m 100 percent committed to the coach and the team, above all to a team that has to stay united.”I see myself here for many years.”In the future nobody knows, like in life, but I try to live in the present and my present is Real Madrid and I’m going to continue giving my all.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


North American birders flock to NB tree after rare bird from Europe


first_imgMIRAMICHI, N.B. – New Brunswick has a rare visitor from Europe and it’s attracting bird lovers from across Canada and the United States.A European mistle thrush arrived in Miramichi on Saturday, and decided to stay.“This is the first record of this bird in North America,” said Peter Gadd, the man who spotted the bird in a tree on his property.“It is somewhat common in Europe and certainly people who have birded in Europe are familiar with it,” he said.Gadd and his wife, Deana, are active birders and are part of a program where they record sightings of birds who use their feeders, two days a week, during the winter months.Gadd said as soon as he saw it, he knew it was something rare.“It is somewhat similar to a robin. Being uncertain, I sent a picture to some birders in the province with more experience than I have,” he said Tuesday.Gadd said the small bird has taken up residence in a mountain ash tree on his lawn and the news quickly spread among the birding community, drawing more than 100 people in the first three days.“Some of the people here this morning are doing a big year where they will travel all over North America and see how many birds they can see. They are now up to about 760 birds. Four of those people were here this morning from Tennessee, Michigan, Florida and Iowa,” he said.He said anyone wanting to view the bird needs to be respectful and keep their distance.Gadd said the bird must have gotten separated from its flock and then been driven to Canada by strong winds and bad weather.He said that species of bird is very protective of its food supply and has already chased off a number of robins. He said it’s a hardy bird that should be able to survive the winter.“It’s a tough bird. It made its way across the North Atlantic so it must be a fairly resilient bird,” he said.“There isn’t much we can do. We can just hope for the best and make sure it has food.”— By Kevin Bissett in Fredericton.last_img read more


No such thing as a bad point for Columbus Blue Jackets


There’s no time to waste in the current NHL season – the Columbus Blue Jackets just need points. So far, they’re getting the job done. The Detroit Red Wings crashed the Blue Jackets’ Monday home opener by tying the game at three with 6:04 remaining in regulation before winning in a shootout, 4-3. The night wasn’t a total loss, though – players in the Columbus locker room found consolation in gaining a point by virtue of forcing overtime against the visitors. That valuable point in the standings gave the Blue Jackets three points through two games (the first two came in Saturday’s season-opening 4-3 shootout win at Nashville). It took the 2011-12 Blue Jackets nine games to make three points and claim their first win. So, while it’s true that the Blue Jackets were a mere 6:04 away from only the second 2-0 start to a season in franchise history, the team is taking a glass-half-full approach to the situation. “For us, (Monday’s game is) still a good point,” Blue Jackets wing Vinny Prospal said after the game. “I think, before the season, if anybody told us we’d have three points after the first two games, we would take it.” Prospal scored his first goal of the season – the would-have-been game winner – with 11:17 to play in the third period to put Columbus up, 3-2. Red Wings veteran center Pavel Datsyuk erased that lead when he jammed the game-tying goal past Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky from close range. After a scoreless overtime period, Detroit center Damien Brunner scored the only goal of the shootout to win the game. A single point isn’t to be taken lightly in the current lockout-shortened, 48-game season. Fewer games mean fewer chances to climb in the standings and a significantly narrowed margin for error when compared to the ample opportunities teams have to improve during the typical 82-game seasons. Another product of the condensed schedule is quick turnarounds – Columbus will play its third game in five days Wednesday against the Phoenix Coyotes. If there was any lingering frustration about letting a win against Detroit slip away, Blue Jackets’ defenseman Jack Johnson compelled his teammates to quickly move beyond it. “You have to let it go,” Johnson said. “We have to get ready for Wednesday … win or lose, you have to put it behind you and get ready for the next one.” A win against the Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Ariz., would give the Blue Jackets five points – it took last year’s team 12 games to reach that plateau, and they were already fading from the playoff picture, having posted a 2-9-1 record during that span. So long as the team doesn’t fade into playoff oblivion again, when and how the points come probably isn’t of much consequence to the Columbus players. The goal, Johnson said, is to simply accumulate points every time out and stay in the hunt. “We’re trying to find a way to get a point in every single game,” Johnson said. “Because every point is so precious with only 48 games.” John Davidson, president of hockey operations for Columbus, agreed. “There’s no such thing as a bad point,” Davidson said. “Not this year.” The Blue Jackets’ Wednesday game at Phoenix is scheduled for an 10 p.m. start. read more


Brazil the best team in the World Lukaku


first_imgBrazil are the best team in the world but Belgium can beat them says Lukaku, according to ESPN.Romelu Lukaku believes that he and his teammates have what it takes to beat Brazil despite referring to them as the best team at the World Cup.The Belgian striker is among the top scorers at this World Cup so far with four goals to his name. His sublime dummy against Japan was enough to put West Brom’s Nacer Chadli through on goal and the wide man made no mistake from six-yards out.Roberto Martinez’s men look very good in attack and Lukaku knows the game against Brazil will provide them an opportunity to show how far they’ve come.“For the past two years we’ve been playing with this system and we’ve improved as individuals,” Lukaku told reporters during the pre-match conference.“Tomorrow’s match against the best team in this World Cup will be a good test to see where we stand as a team.”Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.When asked about Neymar’s theatrics at the World Cup. He replied:“For me he’s not an actor, he has come against very tough players. He’s one of the best in the world and I’m excited to be going up against him for the second time.”Belgium go into this game as underdogs against the five-time world champions But Lukaku believes his teammates will play without fear or too much respect.“I think we have to savour the game as well as play without the pressure from the outside and give our optimal best for our country.”The Brazilians have the meanest defensive record so far at the tournament, but the Belgians will hope their attack proves too much for Thiago Silva and co tomorrow evening.last_img read more


United deserved to win says Ashley Young


first_imgManchester United’s full-back Ashley Young rues their 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and believes Jose Mourinho’s side deserved all 3 points.Young put in an impressive performance as he stopped Chelsea’s dangermen Eden Hazard and Willian in the flanks, but is unhappy after United second-half comeback was cancelled out by a Ross Barkley equaliser in the 96th-minute.“I think we have to look at the positives,“ Young told MUTV.“I think we deserved to win it, especially when we got back into the game and we really did get on top, but this is what we have to do [against Juventus].“We have to go into the game looking to start on more of the front foot, especially at home. That’s the way we have got to do it, like we did in the second half against Newcastle and for 60, 65 minutes of this game against Chelsea and as long as we play that way then I am sure we will get the right result.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Young felt on another day the Reds could have put the game to bed in the second half and come away with the well-deserved three points.“It’s one of those things, we are just disappointed in the dressing room,” he continued.“But we have to take the positives from the game and I think the way we played in the second half especially, we were fantastic at times.“On another day we could have scored a third goal, but it wasn’t meant to be. It comes off the post, David saves it, it goes back to their man and they score. It is disappointing, but we have to take the positives from the game and kick on from here.“There were spaces for us to play in, especially in the first half when we got the ball to our front three and we actually said it was fairly easy to get it to them, but that end pass, that cross or that [final] shot is what we needed to improve and we did that in the second half. Like I say, on another day we could have gone on to get another goal, but it wasn’t meant to be.”last_img read more


Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals his biggest influence in football


first_imgSwedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic granted an interview to L’Equipe where he gave a surprising statement about his real influence in football.We have lived inside a lie for all these years, we always thought that Ronaldo Nazario was Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s biggest influence in football but we were mistaken.The Swedish striker just revealed the truth about this during an interview with L’Equipe where he spoke about the time when he played for Juventus during a small period of time and met the player who taught him the biggest lessons in the profession, that man is French midfielder, Patrick Vieira.It’s weird I know, but if you stop to think about it, this revelation actually makes a lot of sense.During that period when Zlatan Ibrahimovic had just moved out of his bubble in Holland where he became a world-class player at Ajax from Amsterdam, coming to Serie A was one of his biggest career moves and he arrived in a squad that was filled with some of the biggest names in football at the moment.There he would meet a couple of French legends who quickly grounded him and made him realize that he was a flawed individual, one who could achieve greatness but needed to learn a few life lessons first.Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira wishes Zlatan Ibrahimovic good luck at Manchester United: https://t.co/3q9ivJrSUZ pic.twitter.com/44oFNV5nEe— Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) July 1, 2016At the time, there was actually no one better than Vieira to teach him those lessons and both players quickly developed a close bond. Even when Juventus was part of that match-fixing scandal in 2006, the two of them decided to play for Internazionale Milano together and they continued to make their friendship flourish.This reveal is really weird because now the video of Zlatan Ibrahimovic admiring Brazilian Ronaldo when they met at a Milano Derby later on, just looks a bit creepy now because we always believed that Zlatan’s biggest influence was the legendary Brazilian striker.But then again, Patrick Vieira does look like a man who could teach a few things to anyone about football, maybe that’s why he decided to become a manager after his career ended.Zlatan Ibrahimovic broke the news to eveybody on his latest interview to French journal L’Equipe, where he also spoke about the possibility of going back to Paris Saint-Germain as a manager in the future, hinting that this could be the next career path for him.Mario BalotelliCorini tells Balotelli to “raise his game” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 According to the Brescia coach, Mario Balotelli “needs to raise his game if he wants to face Juventus” as his team is set to host Bologna.Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals Patrick Vieira was the biggest influence on his career – “he was always on my back, it was never good enough”. https://t.co/pkqI022Yeg #Juventus #FCIM pic.twitter.com/DLvY6KAIgb— footballitalia (@footballitalia) November 9, 2018“When I met him at Juventus, he had a really different mentality from the other players I’d known,” Ibrahimovic told L’Equipe.“He was always on my back, I thought I was doing things right but it was never good enough. He showed me that you have to give more, want more.”“He taught me that we play as we train. That’s how it works: if you train well, you play well. I don’t need to tell you the player and the professional he was.”“He was a phenomenal player who will remain in history, but I’m happy I knew the player and person. He deeply influenced my game by pushing me to give 120 percent every day, every game.”“I’m not surprised he became a Coach, he already had that in him: his experience, his maturity, his way of helping others.”“He was always available to talk. He really helped a lot of players, not just me. There were big stars at Juve at the time, and to please them you had to give a lot, you got nothing for free,” he concluded.Zlatan Ibrahimović: “Vieira is one of the best players I played with. He was a monster. He taught me so much.” pic.twitter.com/pg9ogekbBM— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) December 2, 2015What do you think about Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s unexpected revelation about his biggest influence in football? Please share your opinion in the comment section below.last_img read more


Esquire Takes Stock of Time


first_imgTime, December 10, 2007; Esquire, June 2008As it’s been noted on this blog before, magazine editors seem to have an endless fascination with putting Barack Obama on their covers. Which, in turn, leads to fascinating graphic portrayals—some, you might say, angelic—and, naturally, perhaps, some overlap. Like this.Both shots come from the same photo shoot. The original shoot (by renowned, one-named photographer Platon) was commissioned by Time; Esquire bought the cover shot from Platon. I asked Esquire design director David Curcurito for background. He referred me to a lengthy interview Michael Norseng, the magazine’s director of photography, gave to Rob Haggart, former photo director for Men’s Journal and Outside and blogger behind A Photo Editor:In response to the original question you refrenced, “we wonder how Esquire failed to get an exclusive portrait for their cover” my guess is that they didn’t bother to read Charles Pierce’s story on the inside of the issue “The Cynic and The Senator Obama.” Charles observed the Obama campaign from the outside, as the millions of us in the crowd are doing, and offered a critical appraisal of the Senator without a sit down interview. As you know, it’s rare, especially for a guy who had bigger fish to fry at the time of the issue, to participate in a shoot when there is no direct involvement with the piece.We were of course aware that the Platon shoot was originally commissioned by Time and how they ran the material. However, Platon has a long history of shooting key political figures for Esquire, starting with, one of the most iconic of all time, the Bill Clinton cover in December of 2000. Since then, he has done others, GOP candidate McCain in ’06 and Senator Edwards in 07. So, if a shoot would have somehow presented itself, its fair to say that he would have been at the top of our list. Thus, we were extremely happy that the B/W shot was available and that we got it for our cover.My guess is that they feel in love with the image, and probably figured that in this election cycle, six months is an eternity, and few readers would notice (given Curcurito’s trademark coverline treatments) and those that did wouldn’t care.last_img read more


Carscom ranked the 15 most American vehicles and the results are surprising


first_img2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff East Liberty, Ohio Wentzville, Mo. 8 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Everything is better with 707 horsepower Georgetown, Ky. Wentzville, Mo. Car Industry Car Culture Honda Accord (excludes hybrid variants) Lansing, Mich. 6:25 Lincoln, Ala. 2 3 Honda Pilot Lincoln, Ala. 4 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Take the fast way home Honda Passport 5 Honda Odyssey Share your voice Lincoln, Ala. GMC Canyon 81 Photos 7 Comments Bowling Green, Ky. Cars.com’s 15 most American vehicles Honda Ridgeline Belvidere, Ill. Marysville, Ohio 9 Jeep Tags Acura RDX 15 13 Claycomo, Mo., and Dearborn, Mich. San Antonio, Texas 12 Jeep Cherokee 6 Toyota Avalon (excludes hybrid variants) Ford F-150 Make/Model 2019 Maserati Levante GTS: Heart of gold East Liberty, Ohio Chevrolet Camaro At the end of all its research, Cars.com came up with a list of the 15 most American vehicles that a consumer can purchase. Now, thankfully this isn’t a list of the “Most ‘Merican cars” because that would just be a bunch of pictures of people in Firebirds doing burnouts in front of Dairy Queen.Topping out the Cars.com list for 2019 is the Jeep Cherokee. It’s screwed together in Belvidere, Illinois out of lots of American-made and sourced parts. We like the Cherokee because it’s more capable off-road than most compact crossover SUVs, and it’s got a simple-to-use infotainment system. Now you can like it because it contributes the most to the US economy.Enlarge ImageHonda’s long-serving Odyssey family hauler clocks in at no. 2 on the Cars.com list, beating out the likes of the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Camaro. Honda The next three vehicles on the list come from Japanese manufacturers — or, if you want to get specific, one Japanese manufacturer. This makes sense because Honda was an early participant in the rise of SUVs and minivans in the US and America’s “Chicken Tax” made importing these vehicles from the home market wildly unfeasible financially. Rounding out the top five is America’s sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette. The ‘Vette has been built in Bowling Green, Kentucky since time immemorial and will likely continue to be so for eons to come, even with the engine living behind the driver instead of in front of them. The Corvette has always been something of an oddity in US manufacturing with its extremely early adoption of fiberglass construction, and that’s helped to keep things close to home.What you won’t see on Cars.com’s list are any European manufacturers. Why is that? It’s not for lack of US vehicle production. BMW’s plant in Spartanburg is massive, as is Mercedes-Benz’ plant in Alabama. Volvo has a new US facility too; our own Andrew Krok has even been there. The key to their not making the list likely lies in the smaller sales volume they achieve (being luxury brands) and a lower percentage of American parts.So, if you’re out car shopping and you’re feeling particularly patriotic, don’t forget to check out what your friendly local Honda and Toyota dealers have on the lot, in addition to the usual domestic suspects. Now playing: Watch this: Chevrolet Ford Honda Jeep Toyota Acura Acura MDX (excludes hybrid variants) U.S. Assembly Plant Location(s) 28 Photos Roadshow’s favorite American-built vehicles 2019 Chevrolet Corvette convertible is a classic drop-top 14 More From Roadshow 10 Chevrolet Corvette Toyota Tundra Rank 7 The world is a complicated place, and that maxim also trickles down to the automotive industry. People like to “vote with their dollar” but doing so can be tricky with so many traditionally American manufacturers producing their vehicles overseas and so many foreign automakers building their US-market vehicles right here in the USA.So, what are you — as a consumer — supposed to do if you want to buy American? Maybe, more importantly, which vehicle can you buy that will have the most significant positive impact on the American economy? These are serious questions, but the folks from Cars.com decided to crunch a lot of numbers and get to the bottom of it, and it published the results on Tuesday. 1 Lincoln, Ala. 11 Chevrolet Coloradolast_img read more


Hardik Pandya Krystle DSouza party together TV actress says Mere Bhai Jaisa


first_imgHardik Pandya, Krystle D’SouzaInstagramAfter treating Mumbai Indians a Super Over win against Sunrisers Hyderabad with his hard-hitting knock, Hardik Pandya was seen having a great time with TV actress Krystle D’Souza last night.The actress took to Instagram to post a picture wherein both Krystle and Hardik Pandya were seen flashing smiles to the camera. They were twinning in black and looked happy together. Sharing the beautiful moment with Hardik on her timeline, Krystle wrote on Instagram, “Mere Bhai Jaisa Koi Hard ich Nahi Hai” followed by a hastag #BrotherFromAnotherMother.On Thursday, Krystle was present at the Wankhede Stadium to witness the nail-biting IPL match against Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad followed by the Super Over. “What an enthralling experience! My First ever Live IPL match ! I got a chance to experience a crazyyyyy ‘super over’ followed by a crazier win by my favourites MUMBAI INDIANS,” She wrote on Instagram sharing her picture wearing her customised Mumbai Indians T-shirt with her initials printed on it.SRH’s Manish Pandey had kept MI players on their toes while chasing a 163-run target. Hitting the ball into the stands, Pandey’s sixer on the last ball of the innings tied the scores pushing the team to contest to a Super Over.However, Hyderabad could only manage eight runs before Mumbai overhauled the target with ease and three balls to spare. And it was Jasprit Bumrah’s impressive tight over and Hardik Pandya’s power-hittings that sailed MI through the Super Over to the victory.Mumbai Indians (MI) have now become the third IPL team to qualify for the playoffs.last_img read more


Melbourne terror attack kills one


first_imgA burnt out vehicle is pictured at the crime scene following a stabbing incident in Melbourne on 9 November, 2018. Photo: AFPPolice said a Somali immigrant killed one person and wounded two others in a rush-hour stabbing spree in the heart of Australia’s second city Friday, labelling it a terrorist attack.The unnamed man drove a 4X4 truck loaded with gas bottles into the bustling city centre of Melbourne, ignited the vehicle in a ball of flames and then attacked passers-by with a knife, police said.He stabbed three people before being confronted by armed officers who eventually shot him in the chest. One victim died at the scene and the attacker died later in hospital.Counter-terrorism police and intelligence officers are still piecing together how the incident occurred, but said the attacker was known to intelligence services.Islamic State — which often claims responsibility for such attacks — said via its propaganda arm that the perpetrator was an “Islamic State fighter and carried out the operation.”Witness footage showed police struggling for at least a minute to corral the towering man — who was wearing a dark tunic — as he lunged, slashed and stabbed wildly at two officers.At least two members of the public bravely stepped in to help police. One man was armed with a cafe chair while another — swiftly dubbed an “Aussie hero” on social media — repeatedly tried to ram the suspect with an empty metal shopping cart.But as the attacks continued unabated, before one officer opted for lethal force, shooting the suspect in the chest.The police officers are being treated for cuts and scrapes and are not thought to be in a serious condition.”We are now treating this as a terrorism event,” said Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton, who said the suspect was “someone that is known” to police through family connections.The unnamed assailant was said to reside in Melbourne’s northwestern suburbs, but had come to Australia from Somalia in or around the 1990s, when the country was ravaged by a civil war.- Double blow for city -Ashton refused to give more details due to the ongoing investigation, but the authorities will face inevitable questions about how someone known to the intelligence services nonetheless managed to carry out an attack.The counter-terrorism command has taken a lead role in the investigation and police have set up a three-block-wide exclusion zone.Officers said they “are not looking for anyone further at this early stage” and there was no immediate evidence of an ongoing threat related to the attack.Forensic investigators combed through the scene late Friday, where the dead victim’s body lay covered in a white plastic sheet.Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city, a cosmopolitan metropolis of almost five million people famed for its cafes, bars, restaurants and high standard of living.Friday’s attack is a double blow for the city as it coincides with an ongoing murder trial of 28-year-old James Gargasoulas, accused of ploughing his car into crowds in the same area in 2017, killing six people.But the situation away from the immediate crime scene quickly returned to normal, with Melbournians enjoying a spring evening meal or a drink with friends.State Premier Daniel Andrews described the attack as “evil” but said the city would not be bowed.Government sources say Australia has been the target of around a dozen terror plots in recent years. Few have been successful, sophisticated or caused mass casualties, but this latest attack is sure to fuel the already heated debate over migration.last_img read more


Bengal driver economy for eastern states says Fin Com


first_imgKolkata: Stating that Bengal’s economy is a “driver economy” for many other states in the eastern part of the country, N K Singh, Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission, praised the development projects taken up by the state government.The 15th Finance Commission headed by Singh and other members including Saktikanta Das, Dr Anoop Singh, Dr Ashok Lahiri and Arvind Mehta, Secretary, held a meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Finance Minister Amit Mitra and senior officials of the state government on Tuesday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAfter the detailed discussions with the state government, Singh said: “Some of the development initiatives that have been taken up are commendable in multiple ways in terms of job creation, harnessing the comparative advantage that Bengal has in terms of its intellectual capital.”The Chairman also stated that the Finance Commission has recognised that in the past few years the economy of Bengal has made enormous progress in terms of key macro-economic parameters on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), on improved debt management and on enhancing its own tax revenue. “The state has also made several strides on human development particularly in education and health sector,” he added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe Commission’s Chairman said: “Some initiatives in which job and employment hubs of a labour intensive nature have been undertaken, particularly the issues of Information and Technology sector and leather industry are the two illustrative cases which were brought to the Commission’s notice.”He maintained: “There are many virtuous features in what Bengal has done in terms of the tier three governance structure and delegation of substantial powers to the Panchayats and in terms of harnessing the comparative factors’ advantages of Bengal. These are the examples of key initiatives that would not only add to Bengal’s development but would be a pointer of how to harness comparative advantages of other states too.” Singh further added: “We agree based on today’s meaningful discussions to continue interaction and dialogue with the state government on what needs to be done in both short and medium term for Bengal to become an important multiplier state in terms of the overall growth picture of the country.”In the same breath, he said that it is a fact that the state’s economy is very strategically placed with three countries bordering it. It is a driver economy for many other states in the east that shares the border with Bengal.last_img read more


Rescuing trafficked children a priority Rlys


first_imgKolkata: In recent times, Indian Railways has given special attention towards rescue of runaway and trafficked children. RPF/Eastern Railway has also taken this issue very seriously, putting all sincere efforts in this direction.On-duty RPF staff are keeping constant surveillance in stations as well as trains to detect runaway or trafficked children. In 2018, a total of 922 children (540 girls and 382 boys) have been rescued. Out of them, 471 children have been handed over to their respective parents, 427 have been handed over to concerned NGOs and 24 have been handed over to the police for rehabilitation under proper documentation.last_img


Prosenjit takes the lead in Kaushik Gangulys next


first_imgacclaimed filmmaker Kaushik Ganguly has come up with yet another interesting project for the audiences. Titled Kishore Kumar Junior, the film will see Prosenjit Chaterjee playing the lead role. This will be the second time that Kaushik Ganguly and Prosenjit are teaming up for a film.The official announcement was made by Rupa Datta on behalf of Camellia Productions Pvt. Ltd. at a recent event in Kolkata.Famous singer and Kishore Kumar fan Gautam Ghosh delivered a phenomenal performance during the event. Producer Rupa Datta of Camellia Productions said, “We have all been eagerly waiting for this day, and it is indeed a prestigious collaboration for us. We are targeting Durga Puja 2018 for the release of the film and really hope the audiences will like and appreciate all the hard work.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe story revolves around an individual who sings songs of Kishore Kumar. The director mentioned that it is these artists who have maintained the legacy of the bigger artists. However these artists who sing like some other big singer have no individual recognition.Camellia Group started operations in the year 1990 with the development of Real Estate. Today, it has grown into one of the largest business conglomerates in Eastern India with diversified presence in the field of education, hospitality, real estate, health, aviation, and industry. Camellia group ventured in the field of entertainment industry with Camellia Production Pvt. Ltd and have produced six Telefilms ‘Kabipaksha ‘(based on short stories of Rabindranath Tagore) and series of short Telefilms in ETV Bangla in the year 2003-2004.This is the saga of Camellia Group, which continues to spread its petals in development of the nation, leveraging trust, honesty and innovation.last_img read more


KMC mulls facilities for elderly citizens in parks across city


first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has plans to develop facilities for senior citizens in a number of parks in the city, considering the demand of elderly persons for the same.”There has been demand from some councillors to come up with facilities for senior citizens in parks. But space constraint is a major challenge. We have plans to develop facilities for the elderly wherever there is availability of space,” a senior official of the Parks and Gardens department of the civic body said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataNivedita Park in Ward 7 has already been given a facelift, with a separate enclosure for senior citizens to relax, particularly after their morning and evening walks. Facilities have also been put in place for smooth jogging. Maddox Square Park under Ward 69 has witnessed the setting up of acupuncture facilities, particularly for the benefit of senior citizens. It has come up adjacent to the children’s corner at the park. Indu Park located at Ward 107 in Kasba is also undergoing renovation, to provide wide space to aged people for their morning and evening walks. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”There are more than 10 children’s parks in Ward 107, with various rides and other activities for the enjoyment of children. The senior citizens wanted a park with some sort of separate facilities for them,” said Sushanta Kumar Ghosh, councillor of Ward 107, who is also the chairman of Borough XII. Apart from open space for walks, there will also be comfortable seating arrangements favourable for an adda ambience. There will be indoor game facilities like chess, ludo, etc. as well. A waterbody inside the park is also being renovated and a fountain will be built. An open library will also come up inside the park. The major portion of the work has already been completed and Ghosh is optimistic of unveiling the park in three months. A portion of the Rs 80 lakh needed for developing the park was allocated by the Parks and Gardens department and the rest was disbursed by the Project Management Unit (PMU) department of the civic body. The KMC maintains around 720 parks in the city spanning across all 144 wards.last_img read more