‘Watch out for role of regional parties’

first_imgKandi/Jangipur: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched an all-out attack against the BJP at Kandi and Jangipur rallies on Wednesday. Stating that the regional parties would play a vital role to form the government at the Centre, the Chief Minister added: “The BJP will be voted out of power and the Congress will not be able to form the government singly. The BJP will not get more than 100 seats.”Addressing two rallies at Kandi and Jangipur, she maintained: “The BJP will get zero seats in Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Moreover, if they get fewer seats in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan as well, how will they become the hero in the 2019 election,” she said. Jangipur will vote on April 23 while Berhampur will go to polls on April 29. In 2014, Congress candidates had won both the Berhampur and Jangipur seats. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBanerjee alleged that RSS and BJP are backing the Congress candidates in these seats and maintained: “The RSS is trying to buy votes. If you see them distributing money, take their photographs and send us. The RSS has no work and they are here to create division among people.” The Chief Minister further said people had lost respect for political leaders and had developed fear in the mind about them. “People are scared of the BJP leaders. The moment you go against them, agencies such as CBI, ED and DRI will harass you. People have never seen a political party with so much vengeance ever. See their body language, it is scary,” she said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayTalking about DMK leader K Kanimozhi, whose residence was recently searched by the Income Tax officials, she said: “They sent the Income Tax department officials to the house of (DMK chief) M K Stalin’s sister Kanimozhi to conduct raids. He is harassing (Telugu Desam Party chief) Chandrababu Naidu and Jaganmohan Reddy in Andhra Pradesh and (Janata Dal-Secular leader) H D Kumaraswamy in Karnataka. “Even Arvind Kejriwal, Mayawatiji or Akhilesh (Yadav) have not been spared. Lalu Prasad has been put to jail. He is harassing everyone. People of Bengal are still living in peace because we are here,” Banerjee said.last_img read more

Marrakech to Host High-Level Conference on Economic Growth in January 2018

Rabat – Marrakech will host on January 2018 a high-level regional conference on promoting economic growth, employment, and inclusion in the Arab world.Organized by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Arab Monetary Fund (FMA), the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (FADES), and the Moroccan government, this event will take place on January 29 and 30, 2018.Entitled “Opportunities for All: Growth, Employment and Inclusion in the Arab World,” the conference will include a number of senior officials, business leaders, academic representatives as well as representatives of civil society from the Arab world and other regions. In a statement, the IMF said that this event builds on the 2014 Amman conference “Building the Future”, which highlighted the need for an all-inclusive and job-generating growth.According to the international financial institution, “this new meeting is now aimed at orienting the debate related to inclusive growth in the Arab world.” For two days, participants will exchange experiences, lessons, and ideas on how to create millions of jobs through the development of new households and growth sectors, added the same source.“Reflections will focus on ways to increase opportunities for women and young people by promoting innovation and entrepreneurship; promoting transparency and technology to exploit the region’s potential; and the definition of policies conducive to stronger and more inclusive growth,” the IMF explained.The event will highlighted by speeches addressed by different personalities including IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and the Director General of the FADES Board of Directors, Abdelatif Al-Hamad, and the FMA’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Abdulrahman Al Hamidy.According to recent IMF projections, growth in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan region is expected to slow down significantly in 2017. The downturn in activity in oil-exporting countries would be the main cause of this situation, the organization said after updating its published forecasts at the beginning of the second quarter of 2017.The IMF pointed out that this situation might lighten up by next year, adding that its projections for 2017-18 would remain broadly unchanged from the April 2017 World Economic Outlook. However, growth results in 2016 seem to have been much stronger due to the accelerated growth in Iran. The IMF adds that if the recent downturn in oil prices were to continue, it could have a greater impact on the outlook for crude oil exporters in the region.For its part, World Bank analysts said economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are expected to decline this year by 2.1 percent. Meanwhile, the forecasts of the Bretton Woods institution, published in its biannual report on the world economic outlook, expect growth in the region to accelerate by 2.9 percent in 2018, assuming an easing of geopolitical tensions and a rise in oil prices. read more

TSX advances as economic data boost balances US rate concerns

TORONTO — Mining stocks led the way to a minor gain on the Toronto stock market Friday amid positive economic data from the United States.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 28.39 points to 14,390.22.The Canadian dollar was ahead 0.32 of a cent at 89.27 cents US in the wake of a better than expected reading on retail sales for January and slowing price pressures.Statistics Canada said sales were up 1.3%, against the 0.7% rise that had been expected.The agency also reported that Canada’s annual inflation rate fell to 1.1% in February, from 1.5% the previous month. But on a month-to-month basis, prices rose 0.8% from January.U.S. indexes were also higher after data suggested that U.S. economic growth should bounce back following a harsh winter.The Dow Jones industrials rose 73.02 points to 16,404.07, the Nasdaq climbed 3.67 points to 4,322.95 and the S&P 500 index was ahead 9.01 points to 1,881.02.The U.S. Conference Board’s index of leading indicators rose in February by the largest amount in three months.And a key manufacturing reading, the Philadelphia Fed’s manufacturing index, rebounded in March from a negative reading in February.The data helped persuade investors that the U.S. economy is strengthening to a point where it can withstand higher short term rates.Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. central bank could begin raising short-term rates six months after it halts its bond purchases around year’s end. The Fed has been cutting back on those purchases, a key element of stimulus that had kept long-term rates low, in $10 billion increments since December, lowering purchases so far from $85 billion to $55 billion.“Markets (are) ending the week on a solid footing following the Fed scare earlier in the week,” said a commentary from Barclays Research.“Fed fund futures look to be pricing the end-2015 Fed funds rate just shy of 1%.”The Fed has kept its key rate near zero since the 2008 financial collapse.Economic optimism sent commodities higher with May copper up four cents to US$2.97 a pound and the base metals sector gained 1.23%.The gold sector was up 1.15% as the April gold contract gained $10.10 to US$1,340.60 an ounce.The May crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange up 44 cents to US$99.34 a barrel and the energy sector was 0.15% higher.Most TSX sectors were higher with the consumer staples sector ahead almost one%.On the corporate front, 3,000 workers at Canadian National Railways have rejected a second tentative contract, prompting the company to suggest the talks go to binding arbitration. Teamsters Canada represents conductors, yard workers and other train workers. Its shares were down 30 cents to $62.54.Transportation giant Bombardier says that the international crises over events in Crimea could affect Bombardier’s efforts to negotiate a joint venture to build Q-400 turboprops in Russia. Russia is being targeted by western countries for its annexation of the Crimean peninsula. Its shares were up five cents to $4.20.BlackBerry is selling most of its real estate holdings in Canada as the struggling smartphone company continues to look for ways to improve its business. BlackBerry did not disclose the buyer or purchase price and its shares rose 14 cents to $10.75. read more

Tamil man deported over LTTE links

A Tamil man has been deported from Singapore to Australia over his alleged links with the LTTE.The government information department said that Dr. Brian Senewiratne, an 81-year-old Australian doctor, speaks at forums organized by LTTE supporters. Meanwhile the Tamil Refugee Council said that the doctor was locked in a small cell without food, water or toilet access for more than five hours on Saturday before being deported back to Australia from Singapore. Dr Senewiratne said that when he asked what was the current immigration policy that would prevent him from travelling, the security officer said it wasn’t for him to say.He said he was going to ask his local MP in Brisbane, Kevin Rudd, to take action on his behalf. He will also be writing to Foreign Affairs Minister, Bob Carr. “It is just outrageous,” he said. Dr Brian Senewiratne, a Sri Lankan-born Australian who has been a long-time critic of the Sri Lankan Government over its treatment of Tamils, was on his way to Malaysia and Indonesia to speak at forums on the Tamil refugee issue, the Tamil Refugee Council said.“They told me I was being deported straight back to Australia under a clause on an immigration card that said ‘ineligible for the issue of a pass under current immigration policies’,” he was quoted by the Tamil Refugee Council as saying. “He is also one of the nine Senators appointed by the pro-LTTE group Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) in its so called Senate,” the government information department said. read more

Yoshitha and 4 others further remanded in money laundering case

Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and four others were today remanded further in the money laundering case.Rajapaksa and the 4 others connected to the case were remanded till March 24 by the Kaduwela Magistrate.

World Cup dream comes to heartbreaking end as Ireland fall just short

first_img Share2 Tweet Email1 World Cup dream comes to heartbreaking end as Ireland fall just short in Norway The game finished 1-0, with Caroline Graham Hansen hitting home from the spot. 18,588 Views Tuesday 12 Jun 2018, 8:00 PM Short URL Jun 12th 2018, 7:30 PM https://the42.ie/4067461 By Emma Duffycenter_img Image: Andrew Halseid Budd/INPHO Image: Andrew Halseid Budd/INPHO Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Follow us: the42.ie Norway 1Ireland 0THE DREAM OF qualifying for a first-ever major tournament is on hold once again for the Ireland WNT, as they suffered an agonising 1-0 defeat to Norway in their 2019 Women’s World Cup qualifier.After losing 2-0 to Group 3′s top seeds in their meeting in Tallaght on Friday evening, the clash in Stavanger was a must-win for Collin Bell’s side to keep their hopes alive.And in a campaign in which the Girls in Green have been decimated by injuries time and time again, that bad luck continued as they came up just short in a sun-kissed Viking Stadion this evening.It was a bright start to the qualifying campaign with wins over Northern Ireland and Slovakia and a famous draw with European champions The Netherlands in Nijmegen to cap 2017, but 2018 has been frustrating.They did beat Slovakia 2-1 in Tallaght in April but it’s been three defeats in-a-row since then to end their chances of qualification.Back-to-back 2-0 losses to the Dutch and Norwegians again in Dublin saw the possibilities greatly reduced but the final blow was struck this evening with the play-off route completely ruled out.Norway piled the pressure on right from the get-go in front of 3,609 fans, their dominance shining through as Ireland were left to chase the game from the 24th minute.Claire O’Riordan, who was making her first senior competitive start in the green jersey, was adjudged to have taken Caroline Graham Hansen down in the area and conceded a penalty. Source: Andrew Halseid Budd/INPHOHansen then stepped up to cooly slot home and give the hosts the lead that looked imminent, but to Ireland’s credit they never gave up and their work-rate could not be faulted.There were some nervy moments between Marie Hourihan and the Ireland defence, but the goalkeeper did well and made some crucial saves to ensure the deficit stayed at 1-0.Louise Quinn, who played with a mask after sustaining a fractured nose last time out, was also immense, leading the charge from the back.Either side of the break, Ireland had some bright moments as Leanne Kiernan and Denise O’Sullivan were among those to cause problems but they just couldn’t find that all-important breakthrough.Herlovsen, at the other end, was dangerous while one of Ireland’s best efforts of the game came in the 61st minute through O’Sullivan. The ball landed to the North Carolina Courage star on the edge of the box but her effort sailed just over. Source: Andrew Halseid Budd/INPHOAs Norway introduced fresh legs, Bell decided to wait until the 81st minute to call in reinforcements. Amber Barrett and Rianna Jarrett came in for Megan Connolly and Leanne Kiernan as they went in search of crucial goals, but it was too little, too late.They were lucky not to concede a second penalty as Hourihan collided with Herlovsen in a one-on-one, but the score remained 1-0 as Ireland pushed for one last effort.It came as Quinn found captain Katie McCabe in the box, but her shot on the spin went straight for Hjelmseth, who kept it out on the stroke of 93 minutes.Although the World Cup dream is over, Ireland have one fixture to fulfill — they face The North in August.REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Marie Hourihan; Sophie Perry-Campbell, Claire O’Riordan, Louise Quinn, Aine O’Gorman (Isibeal Atkinson 88); Denise O’Sullivan, Karen Duggan, Tyler Toland, Megan Connolly (Amber Barrett 81), Katie McCabe (c); Leanne Kiernan (Rianna Jarrett 81).NORWAY: Ingrid Hjelmseth; Ingrid Wold, Maren Mjelde (c), Maria Thorisdotti, Emilie Haavi; Caroline Graham Hansen, Frida Maanum (Boe Risa 64), Ingrid Syrstad Engen, Guro Reiten; Isabell Herlovsen (Skinnes Hansen 93), Lisa-Marie Utland (Elise Thorsnes 61).The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! 4 Comments last_img read more

Iomega 2TB ce disque dur est un cadeau classieux

first_imgIomega 2TB : ce disque dur est un cadeau classieuxLes iMac sont souvent considérés comme très design. Ce disque dur emballé dans l’aluminium brossé rehaussera encore ce style, en s’intégrant parfaitement dans le pied de l’écran…Et du sapin de Noël pour certains !Pas d’idée de cadeau pour votre Apple-fanboy de copine ? Vous cherchez comment acheter un cadeau pour vous et lui faire croire que c’est un cadeau pour elle ? Ce disque dur fera l’affaire ! Certes il n’a pas mille fonctions, d’accès réseau ou autres. Il se contente d’un dos glossy ou elle pourra s’admirer, d’un châssis en aluminium brossé dont le contact donne des frissons, et tout de même de deux ports USB et d’un FireWire, à l’arrière. 800 Mbps maximum, en daisy-chain (non, pas la copine de Donald, la possibilité de mettre les appareils en série et qu’ils relaient les données les uns aux autres.)À lire aussiiPad Air 2 : Keynote confirmée, tout ce que l’on sait sur la future tablette AppleÀ l’intérieur de ce joli paquet-cadeau (il suffira de rajouter un ruban rose, et ce sera dans la poche), on trouve un disque 7200RPM avec 8MB de cache. La vitesse est également tout à fait satisfaisante, avec 73MBps via le FireWire. Trois lumières sur la façade avant indiquent (dès que vous lui aurez installé une petite app correspondante) l’espace disponible.Ce bijou coute 349$ en version 2TB (environ 264 euros) et 449$ en version 3TB (340 euros). De l’espace disque bien moins cher, c’est facile à trouver. 2TB coutent en général plutôt 75 euros de nos jours. Mais quand on aime, on ne compte pas. Et un disque aussi sexy, on aime.Le 19 décembre 2011 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Ariana Grande and Drake Are Spotifys Most Streamed Artists of the Year

first_imgStay on target PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site Don’t underestimate the music power of Ariana Grande and Drake. Both artists topped Spotify’s 2018 most streamed artists list and together, they’ve generated more than 11 billion streams this year.On Tuesday, Spotify announced its top artists, songs, playlists, and podcasts of 2018 in a press release. In its annual “Wrapped” roundup, Spotify shared streaming statistics for each category above and other notable music trends, including 2018’s rising genre, the top K-Pop song, and the top 10 Latin artists on the platform.Drake (Photo Credit: Prince Williams/Getty Images)Drake stole the show this year as Spotify’s most streamed artist of all time. This year, the Canadian rapper generated more than 8.2 billion streams, with his album “Scorpion” taking the top spot in the most streamed album category and song “God’s Plan” smashing the top song category with more than one billion streams.Ariana Grande (Photo Credit: Eric Liebowitz/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)Ariana Grande, another Spotify favorite, was dubbed Spotify’s most streamed female music artist of 2018. More than 48 million listeners played Grande’s music on a monthly basis, and major hits, including her latest single, “thank u, next,” generated more than 220 million streams.Even though hip-hop was listeners’ favorite Spotify genre this year, Latin music heated up the charts as well. Three latin artists, including Bad Bunny, J Balvin, and Ozuna, landed spots on the top 10 most streamed artists list. Plus, Baila Reggaeton and ¡Viva Latino! were Spotify’s third and fourth most popular playlists in 2018.In addition to top artists, albums, and songs of the year, Spotify shared some noteworthy stats on other emerging music trends. This year’s rising genre was emo rap, while “Fake Love” by BTS topped the K-Pop charts from January to December.This year, Spotify also expanded its podcast selection to roughly 7 million episodes. Spotify listeners prefer to listen to crime and mystery podcasts, including “My Favorite Murder,” “Crimetown,” and “Crime Junkie.” Other top podcasts included “The Joe Budden Podcast” and “Amy Schumer Presents: 3 girls, 1 Keith.”Spotify users can also use Wrapped to listen to their top streamed artists and songs of the year. See the full rundown of Spotify’s 2018 streaming stats below.Most Streamed ArtistsDrakePost MaloneXXXTENTACIONJ BalvinEd Sheeran (Top streamed artist in 2017)Most Streamed Female ArtistsAriana GrandeDua LipaCardi BTaylor SwiftCamila CabelloMost Streamed Tracks“God’s Plan” – Drake“SAD!” – XXXTENTACION“rockstar” (feat. 21 Savage) – Post Malone“Psycho” (feat. Ty Dolla $ign) – Post Malone“In My Feelings – Drake”Most Streamed Artist Albums“Scorpion” – Drake“beerbongs & bentleys” – Post Malone“?” – XXXTENTACION“Dua Lipa” – Dua Lipa“÷” – Ed Sheeran (Top album in 2017)Most Streamed GroupsImagine DragonsBTSMaroon 5MigosColdplay(Most streamed group of 2017)Most Followed PlaylistsToday’s Top HitsRapCaviar¡Viva Latino!Baila ReggaetonSongs to Sing in the CarMost Streamed Exclusive Spotify Playlists“Fest & Flauschig”“The Joe Budden Podcast with Rory & Mal”“Dissect”“Amy Schumer Presents: 3 Girls, 1 Keith”“TALK-O-MAT”Most Streamed Podcast GenresCrime and MysteryComedyNews & PoliticsHealthArtsGenres That Grew the Most in 2018EMO RapLo-fi BeatsDeep Talent ShowRingtoneBrega FunkMore on Geek.com:Apple Reveals Most Popular iPhone Apps and Games of 2018DIY a Spotify Speaker With Raspberry PiThe 11 Wackiest Official Spotify Playlistslast_img read more

Food Drink Burgerville tries truffle fries on for size

first_imgRachel Pinsky can be emailed at couveeats@gmail.com. Follow her on Instagram @couveeats and @rachelapinsky and on Facebook @coueeats. A funky, earthy smell is permeating all 42 Burgerville restaurants in Oregon and Southwest Washington, enticing customers to try Burgerville’s new truffle fries. Will this seasonal item reach the cult-like status of Walla Walla onion rings? According to Burgerville’s director of food production, Chef Becky McGrath, some people organize their lives around maximizing consumption of these crispy golden rings.“We have a large group of people who plan their trips around onion rings,” she explained.Earlier this year, the team at Burgerville huddled to develop a side dish for early March through mid-April. As always, they focused on local flavors for that season. Truffles were a natural fit.“It’s the season when Oregon truffles are harvested,” said Jamie Powell, senior vice president of menu design and development.Powell, a long time truffle-lover, noticed that this flavorful fungi was finding its way outside of fine dining rooms and appearing on grocery store shelves and burger joint menus. Frozen-food producer Alexia introduced a truffle fry now available at Fred Meyer. Truffle fries are also a popular side at Portland’s Little Big Burger.But truffle fries at a fast food restaurant?“People said that it was kind of a stretch, but how will we know unless we try it?” Powell said.She hoped that a newly trending food like truffle fries would appeal to regular customers and get people who haven’t been to Burgerville — for a while or ever — to stop in for a taste.After the team decided to go forward with truffle fries, McGrath went into the kitchen to create a recipe. At Burgerville, unlike many other, larger food companies, there isn’t a test kitchen. McGrath is a mobile Burgerville recipe developer.last_img read more

Wilmington Methodist Church To Hold Blue Christmas Service For Those In Mourning

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street, Wilmington) is holding a Blue Christmas service on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 4pm.Are you mourning the loss of a loved one, a job or a relationship? If there is anything keeping you from experiencing the joy of Christmas, you are invited to join in for a quiet service of peaceful remembrance during this season of hope.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSAVE THE DATE: Wilmington Methodist Church’s Annual Harvest & Holly Fair Set For October 26In “Community”Indian Classical Dance Workshop & Performance In Wilmington On August 23In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Sunday, December 16, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Hrithik Roshan calls Kangana a bully Rangoli calls him uncle and phoot

first_imgKangana Ranaut, sister Rangoli Chandel, Hrithik Roshan.After lashing out at Taapsee Pannu and Varun Dhawan for not mentioning Kangana Ranaut while praising the trailer of Judgemental Hai Kya, Kangana Ranaut’s sister, Rangoli Chandel, has hit back at Hrithik Roshan. Hrithik had recently opened up on the Kangana controversy calling her a ‘bully’ who needs to be dealt with ‘patiently’.On being asked about the constant jibes by Kangana, Hrithik Roshan had said in an interview with Hindustan Times: “I have come to realise that bullies have to be treated with a certain amount of patience, and not be engaged with. It is upon the civil society and those who claim to be just and fair to see and observe if there is harassment.”He further added: “Also, being who I am, if I choose to confront as per laws, I become the aggressor. If I withdraw from a film-clash that I know has been pre-designed, then I become a weakling penning a sob story. I have learned to not get affected by either.”Now, Rangoli Chandel has lashed out at Hrithik for calling Kangana a bully. She tweeted: “Yeh dekho uncle ji phir shuru ho gaye, arrey chal bhai aage badh, thode thode dinon baad baizzati ki dose ki lat lag gayi hai shayad, tere liye ab mere paas koi dose nahin hai, chal phoot yahan se.” (sic)Hrithik also pointed out at the flaw in the legal system of the country by saying: “There is no legal case that I directly have with the lady (Kangana), and the reason I cannot have one is because apparently a guy cannot be stalked in India.”Hrithik Roshan has been hailed by netizens for his dignified stance over the whole fiasco with Kangana Ranaut.last_img read more

LongSimmering GOP Disputes Boil Over As Special Session Ends

first_imgListen Andrew SchneiderThe Texas HouseThe Texas Legislature abruptly ended its special session a day early.A breakdown in negotiations over property tax reform appeared to be the final straw. House Speaker Joe Straus adjourned the lower chamber sine die Tuesday evening, without appointing conferees on Senate Bill 1. Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick closed out the Senate session less than two hours later, killing SB 1 rather than accepting the House’s changes to the bill.But the final day highlighted a split in the GOP ranks that’s been widening for months.Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick blamed House Speaker Joe Straus for the failure not only of the property tax bill but also of a dozen other items on the governor’s agenda – including restrictions on transgender access to school restrooms, better known as the “bathroom bill.”“The Governor called 20 issues on the special session call, and the Speaker said they were horse manure, and he treated it like horse manure,” said Patrick at an end-of-session press conference.That’s a view Governor Greg Abbott endorsed. In a radio interview on KTRH, Abbott said he was open to calling a second special session to address property tax reform.But many House members faulted the Senate for not negotiating in good faith. Republican Ken King held his nose before voting for a watered down school finance reform bill. “I just want the body to understand that what the Senate sent back to us does not take into account recapture or cost of education,” said King.House Ways and Means Chairman Dennis Bonnen said he’d tried to reach a compromise with Senators on property tax reform, but that time had run out. “I’m not refusing a conference committee,” said Bonnen. “I’m trying to keep the bill alive, just as we’ve been talking for several days on this bill.”Lieutenant Governor Patrick had the last word, saying members who didn’t vote for the Senate’s property tax bill will have to explain themselves to the voters. That may have been the first shot of the 2018 Republican primary season. Share X 00:00 /01:09 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Coal India videographs strikers reports normal operation

first_imgKolkata: Coal India Ltd (CIL) on Tuesday said operations were normal in all its subsidiaries as one of the central trade unions observed a protest demonstration on Monday against the Centre’s move to allow commercial mining. The four central trade unions — CITU, BMS, HMS and AITUC — had served a joint strike notice on March 14 but subsequently, they withdrew the strike which was scheduled for Monday. CITU was the lone union to head off and called for a protest day against the commercial mining. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”To ensure no loss to production and off-take Coal India management made elaborate arrangements and a multi-pronged plan was put into action at all mines of CIL,” the miner said in a statement.According to it, all the subsidiary companies of the miner geared up by setting up videography and photography arrangements at mine level to identify the persons taking part in the strike.”The arrangements were so elaborate that the operations in all the subsidiaries of CIL were normal on Monday except for few stray incidents where protesters tried to sit on dharna but it did not succeed and no adverse effect on production related activities was reported anywhere,” the coal behemoth said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIn a bid to ward off the strike, Union Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal had invited the four trade unions BMS, HMS, AITUC and CITU for a meeting in Mumbai where their apprehensions were sought to be “dispelled in a proper perspective”.Subsequently, the next round of meeting was held with Secretary (Coal) as a result of which the four trade unions agreed to call off the strike in principle, the miner said.In fact, BMS and HMS inked their pact to steer clear-off the strike. Though AITUC did not formalise their consent through signature, nevertheless they agreed to back off.last_img read more

Polls open in Guatemala elections runoff with comedian Jimmy Morales favored

first_imgGUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalans began casting ballots in a presidential runoff Sunday, choosing between a comedian with no political experience and a former first lady, amid the fallout of a massive corruption scandal.Jimmy Morales, a comic actor famous for playing a country bumpkin who nearly becomes president, headed into the vote with a huge lead — 68 percent to 32 percent for former first lady Sandra Torres, according to the final opinion poll.It has been a remarkable ride for the conservative candidate, who started the race with just 0.5 percent support back in April.Must read: The military powers behind Guatemala’s comedian presidential front-runner Presidential candidate for the National Convergence Front (FCN), Jimmy Morales, center, at a campaign rally in Guatemala City on Oct. 22, 2015. Orlando Estrada/AFPHis surge has capped a tumultuous campaign rocked by president Otto Pérez Molina’s resignation and arrest on corruption charges on Sept. 3, three days before the first round of voting.An estimated 7.5 million people are eligible to vote in the second round. Polls opened at 7 a.m. and will close at 6 p.m., with first results expected about three hours later.Pérez Molina, who is in jail awaiting trial, is accused of masterminding a corrupt network of politicians and customs officials that allowed businesses to pay bribes to get illegal discounts on import duties.Prosecutors and United Nations investigators say the network collected $3.8 million in bribes between May 2014 and April 2015 — including $800,000 each to Pérez Molina and jailed ex-Vice President Roxana Baldetti.The scandal, the worst in a string of recent corruption cases, has created an unprecedented climate of outrage in Guatemala, an impoverished Central American country torn by gang violence and still recovering from a 36-year civil war that ended in 1996.Thousands of protesters, including from the country’s large and historically marginalized indigenous population, took to the streets in the weeks leading up to the elections, pressing an ultimately successful campaign for Pérez Molina to quit.Morales rode that wave of anger to a surprise victory in the first-round vote, claiming 24 percent to 20 percent for social democrat Torres in a crowded field of candidates. Guatemalan candidate for the National Union of Hope party Sandra Torres closes her campaign rally in the El Amparo neighborhood of Guatemala City on Oct. 23, 2015. Johan Ordóñez/AFP‘Spirit of outrage’The two contenders have radically different styles.Morales, 46, is all smiles and charisma on the campaign trail, with few concrete policy pledges.He has though called fighting graft his biggest aim and, on the eve of the vote, said he wanted the U.N. commission on high-level corruption in the country to carry on its work.Torres, 60, has an image as a steely and uncompromising manager from her time running the government’s social programs during the administration of her ex-husband, Álvaro Colom (2008-2012).She has sought to present a softer side on the campaign trail, but has paid the price of being a political insider in a country fed up with politics as usual.Corruption has, inevitably, been the dominant topic in the race, crowding out traditional issues like crime, poverty, health and education.Both candidates signed a document called the “National Alliance for Transparency” on Thursday, promising to crack down on corruption if elected.The ceremony was presided over by caretaker president Alejandro Maldonado, a former Constitutional Court judge who will serve until the winner is inaugurated on Jan. 14.The unprecedented protest movement has subsided somewhat since Pérez Molina’s downfall, according to political analyst Marco Antonio Barahona.But, he added, “If we want things to really change, we have to keep alive that spirit of outrage and rejection of the corrupt and damaging practices that have characterized Guatemalan government and society for nearly 60 years.”Guatemala, a country of 15.8 million people, has 7.5 million registered voters.Read all our Guatemala coverage here Facebook Comments Related posts:In Guatemala’s capital, little enthusiasm for country’s next president Guatemala elections update: Comedian Jimmy Morales declares victory in runoff vote Comedian leads vote in corruption-weary Guatemala The military powers behind Guatemala’s comedian presidential front-runnerlast_img read more

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