Other Galleries 12 images Thu, 24 Oct, 2019 Kiara Advani to Urvashi Rautela: Best and worst-dressed at award night 9 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kriti Sanon pairs smart denim jacket with neon green dress for Housefull 4 promotions. See pics 10 images Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Sara Ali Khan is elegance personified in white dress at airport. See pics 10 images Tue, 22 Oct, 2019 Priyanka Chopra in satin red mini wrap-dress enjoys date night with Nick Jonas in NYCOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoLifestyleLifestyleGallery Image: Image: Caption: Mira Rajput was recently spotted outside her gym in Khar, Mumbai.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: For her look, the mother-of-two wore a neon yellow halter neck top.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 1Image: Caption: She paired the look with a black sports bra and black yoga pants.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 2Image: Caption: Mira accessorised the look with a large black leather bag.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: For her workout session, the 24-year-old tied her hair in a pony tail and looked radiant with her after workout glow.Syndication: SyndicationThumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Tags: Mira RajputGym lookSource type: photogallerySocial media integration: Facebook Instant ArticlePhoto By: Yogen ShahShort description: Mira Rajput was recently spotted outside her gym in Khar, Mumbai. For her workout session, Mira wore a neon green halter neck top with a pair of black yoga pants.Syndicate: YesPreview_unique_id: preview_5d3aa0158eb991564123157_1573792_editCommentContent Publish date: Friday, July 26, 2019 – 11:45Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDY1NjciLCIxMjA4NTIxIl0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg1ODkiXSwic3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX2NhdGVnb3J5IjpudWxsLCJzdWJfc3ViX3N1Yl9jYXRlZ29yeSI6bnVsbCwicHJpbWFyeV9jYXRlZ29yeSI6IjEyMDY1NjcifQ==770×433: Short Headline: Mira Rajput flaunts enviable curves in halter neck top and yoga pants at gym. See picsApp headline: Mira Rajput flaunts enviable curves in halter neck top and yoga pants at gym. See pics1200x675:
zoom Following further constructive discussions with the insolvency practitioner, the Nordic Yards shipyard group handed in a new, improved offer for the Stralsund maritime facility on Friday, April 4th 2014.“Shipbuilding remains an industry of the future with high growth rates in the markets in which Nordic Yards is represented: offshore wind, offshore oil & gas and ice-going vessels. Billions will also be invested in these markets over the coming years. Therefore we are planning a strategic expansion in capacity. To this end we require highly trained employees and are committing ourselves to the Stralsund maritime facility, its employees and suppliers,” says Jürgen Wollny, Executive Vice President Nordic Yards.The offer involves taking over the facility on May 1st, 2014. The workforce will be built up to 250 by the end of the year.Currently Nordic Yards is in the final stages of contract negotiations with various customers about the construction of offshore transformer and converter platforms for the German energy transition.Exploiting the synergies of the facility should result in a workforce of at least 500 at Stralsund by the end of 2016 at the latest. The offer also contains a confirmation of employment.Furthermore, the necessary investment in the facility will have to be completed before production can begin again at Stralsund. The new offer reconfirms the previously planned programme of investment of EUR 15 million. The start of production of the first platform is envisaged for autumn 2014.Nordic Yards currently has four converter platforms under contract, which have been or are being constructed in parallel at the Wismar and Rostock-Warnemünde yards. The integration of the Stralsund facility into the Nordic Yards’ future production programme enables the shipyard group rapidly to satisfy the demand using the three yards.“Public statements to the effect that no ships could be built at Stralsund are highly questionable. Here we must come down on the side of our shipbuilding colleagues: Stralsund has designed, built and delivered some very complex vessels over the years. The present difficulties are rather the consequences of mismanagement by the earlier operators and not due to defects in manufacture,” says Wollny.The logical next step is to exploit the impressive success of the shipyards in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, including all suppliers, engineering design offices, research institutions etc. and direct it towards new markets. The record of wealth creation over the last almost twenty years shows how important the maritime industry is for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Since 1995, the shipyards in the federal state have supplied around 400 vessels to the value of over EUR 16 billion. nordicyards, April 8, 2014
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“Sport can help ease tensions, reconcile opponents and connect people and communities. It thus has the potential to empower, motivate and to inspire,” Wilfried Lemke, who serves as the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser, said at an event at the headquarters of the UN peacekeeping mission, known as UNOCI, in Sebroko, Côte d’Ivoire.But he noted that “sport alone cannot prevent conflicts or build peace – yet it can contribute to broader and more comprehensive efforts.”During his five-day stop in the West African nation, he held talks with Dagobert Banzio, Minister of Sports and Physical Education; Youssouf Bakayoko, Foreign Minister; and senior UNOCI representatives to discuss how sport can enhance lasting peace and social cohesion in Côte d’Ivoire, which is rebuilding after a brutal 14-year civil war.Mr. Lemke met with numerous sports groups, including the National Olympic Committee and the Judo Training Club of Bouaké, even taking part in a 10 kilometre run in Koumassi.He then travelled on to Cameroon, where he held talks with Prime Minister Ephraim Inoni and delivered the opening address at the 2nd International Conference for the Young African Footballer in the capital Yaoundé.“Youth are among the greatest beneficiaries of the positive effects of sport since values such as respect, cooperation, discipline and leadership can contribute to improving health and education and also to give youth a better chance to find a profession,” Mr. Lemke said.“However, it is our duty to urge governments, football federations and clubs to fight against young footballers’ exploitation and to ensure respect of principles of human rights, in this case especially the rights of the child, is upheld.”While in the country, he held talks with Augustin Edjoa, Minister of Sports and Physical Education; Adoum Garoua, Minister of Youth; and Joseph Dion Ngute, Minister Delegate of Foreign Affairs.Mr. Lemke discussed the upcoming football World Cup in South Africa, noting that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked him to do all he can to ensure that the event, to be held in Africa for the first time, will be a success. 31 October 2008The United Nations envoy tasked with promoting sport for development and peace has wrapped up a week-long visit to West and Central Africa, where he underscored the role that sport can play in consolidating peace.
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Premier Tom Marshall of Newfoundland and Labrador says his province is uniquely equipped to lead exploration of oil in the Arctic.Marshall says the province has a proven track record of safe offshore oil development in some of the harshest conditions on Earth.He says he understands that there are environmental concerns and that safety must always come first.But he told an oil and gas conference in St. John’s today that the province will continue to invest in new technology and skills to grapple with Arctic challenges.Environmental activists and aboriginal groups have raised alarms about the potential for a disaster in pristine Arctic waters.Greenpeace Canada says risks and costs outweigh the value of tapping relatively small reserves. They say governments should instead spend public funds on renewable energy resources in place of fossil fuels.
The Police had said that the vehicle in which Palitha Range Bandara’s son was travelling had veered off the road and crashed into a house along the Chilaw-Puttalam road last week. (Colombo Gazette) State Minister Palitha Range Bandara’s son Yashoda Range Bandara was today ordered to be re-remanded till June 14 over a recent motor accident.Yashoda Range Bandara had been arrested and remanded while he was receiving treatment in hospital following the accident.
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) is to question former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the abduction of journalist Keith Noyahr.The CID has told Rajapaksa they will visit his home on August 17 to record the statement. The former Associate Editor of The Nation newspaper fled the country with his family following the incident fearing for his life. (Colombo Gazette) Last year six Army officers were arrested in the case over the abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyhar but were later granted bail.Noyahr was abducted in May 2008 and was severely assaulted before being set free.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today that it would be forced to drastically cut food rations for 118,000 refugees in camps in Ethiopia, unless donations of $4.2 million are made urgently to provide enough food for at least the next six months. “When rations are reduced, the health of beneficiaries deteriorates; young children, women and the elderly in particular, become more vulnerable to malaria,” WFP Country Director Georgia Shaver said in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. “When epidemics occur, mortality rates are much higher than in normal circumstances, when refugees are properly fed.”WFP said it needed an additional 8,500 tons of cereals, vegetable oil, pulses, salt and blended foods. If new contributions are not forthcoming, it will have to reduce rations by 30 per cent from January. Cereal stocks are expected to run out by next April.This cut would lower nutritional intake from the recommended 2,100 kilocalories per person per day to 1,500 kilocalories. Cereals comprise almost 80 per cent of the daily food consumed by the refugees, 90 percent of whom are from Sudan, with the remainder from Somalia and Eritrea.The shortfall could also delay the repatriation of 6,500 Somali refugees currently in eastern Ethiopia. Without funding, WFP cannot provide them with a repatriation food package before their departure.The agency stressed that with the exception of vegetable oil, the commodities could be purchased quickly locally if donors provided cash rather than in-kind contributions. WFP has so far received $3.4 million of the $26.7 million it needs to assist the refugees in Ethiopia through the 12 months from January.On a brighter note WFP has announced plans to dramatically increase the amount of food aid purchased in Zambia as long as there is another substantial surplus in 2005. This year, with a dramatic turn around in production and an excellent harvest, WFP was able to buy 80,000 tons of food at a cost of $16.2 million in Zambia, far more than any other country in the region, including South Africa. “Zambia has become an essential source of food for WFP’s aid operations in southern Africa and we are intending to buy even more food in the country next year,” WFP Country Director David Stevenson said. “However, our plans depend not only on the size of the harvest but also on the cash donations we receive.” Some 46 per cent of the food purchased in Zambia has been distributed to needy beneficiaries within the country, with the rest exported to neighbouring countries.
“Matt (Lampson) just sent a great ball in. It was kind of slippery and it slipped through. I was hoping it would come through and it did, so I just put my left foot on it,” McAnena said. Scales scored the team’s first goal with header after Chris Hegngi lofted a cross across the box, allowing Scales to put some force behind the finish to tie the game at one with 25 minutes to play in the first half. The win pushes OSU’s record to 6-2-2 while Michigan State falls to 7-2-0. Despite being ranked No. 19, a win over the No. 11 team in the country did not feel like an upset for the Buckeyes. “We’re both top teams in the Big Ten and we both play really well,” McAnena said. “Every game in the Big Ten every team is pretty evenly matched.” “I’m not about rankings, to be honest,” Scales said. “If we come out everyday and compete, do the things we need to do, listen to our coaches, then we’re going to be a good team.” The Buckeyes will have to find a way to maintain the momentum, without playing a game for another week. OSU plays Northwestern at 1 p.m. Sunday in Evanston, Ill. Austin McAnena scored for the second-straight game as the No. 19 Ohio State men’s soccer team beat the No. 11 Spartans of Michigan State 2-1 on a blustery afternoon Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. “Coming off a good result against Akron, to get a result like this is even better,” mid-fielder Sam Scales said. “To go 2-0 in the Big Ten, we just got to keep going off this momentum and hopefully we can go 3-0 and get that Big Ten title in our hands.” OSU coach John Bluem said it is critical for the team to keep compiling wins at home going forward. “I think that Michigan State is a good team. They had some problems today but they’re going to figure in the conference race I think,” Bluem said. “You have to win your home games.” With the Big Ten schedule including only three home games for the Buckeyes, each win against conference opponents is critical. “I’m just glad that we got through it, and I think the guys gutted it out and it was a good performance, and a super goal by Austin (McAnena),” Bluem said. McAnena’s second goal in as many games came off a set piece from goalkeeper Matt Lampson, which was misjudged by the Spartans’ defense. From the left side of the box, McAnena was able to track the ball behind the defenders and finish with his left foot into the far side of the net for the game’s deciding goal in the 64th minute.
Albel QerimiArber QerimiRK Metalurg Skopje ← Previous Story U18 EHF EURO 2018: Croatia and Denmark grab tickets for TOP 8 Next Story → U18 EHF EURO 2018: Six nations repeat success from U20 Championship! The Macedonian vice-champions RK Metalurg Skopje announced the signing of Belgian playmaker Albel Qerimi.The 28-years old former player of the French Cesson Rennes will be useful addition to the squad in post Cervar’s era of new coach Danilo Brestovac.RK Metalurg will play at EHF ChampionS League.
Google veut faire décoller ses ventes d’applications sur AndroidSi les ventes de smartphones sous Android sont en plein boom, celles concernant les applications tardent à suivre la même trajectoire. Google a donc imaginé une stratégie pour booster les chiffres. Google veut que les utilisateurs d’Android mettent davantage la main à la poche pour acheter des applications sur le Market. Alors que les smartphones se vendent à un rythme de 3.000 par jour, le géant du web a élaboré une stratégie pour faire décoller les téléchargements d’applications. Pour cela, la firme va accepter les paiements des programmes à l’intérieur de ceux-ci.De plus, les achats d’applications pourraient directement être répercutés sur les factures des opérateurs. Ce moyen de paiement pourrait être plus simple pour l’utilisateur. Enfin, une interface plus attirante devrait bientôt faire son apparition. Le 27 janvier 2011 à 14:33 • Emmanuel Perrin
A woman who robbed a Vancouver Umpqua Bank branch in October was sentenced in Clark County Superior Court to more than two years in prison.Kaelesha Bennett, 20, pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted first-degree robbery in connection with the Oct. 21 incident. The original charge of first-degree robbery was amended as part of a plea deal.Shortly before 11 a.m., Bennett entered the bank at 11515 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., and presented a note to the teller, which read, “Give me the money, don’t try anything, be (quick) and hurry, no sudden (movements),” according to a probable cause affidavit.The bank teller said she stared at Bennett and told her she couldn’t move. Bennett replied, “Yes you can,” the affidavit states. The teller told police she noticed Bennett had her hand inside her purse. Bennett reportedly told the teller, “Don’t make me do something I don’t want to do.” In response, the teller gave Bennett $473, court records said.Vancouver police obtained video surveillance of the robbery, as well as the note Bennett left behind, according to court documents.Police received multiple anonymous tips that Bennett was the robber. One tipster said two males put her up to the robbery and drove her to the bank, the affidavit states.
Thierry Henry has reportedly decided to turn down Bordeaux’s offer to become their new head coach, amid concerns over their transfer budgetThe Arsenal and France legend has been locked in discussions with Bordeaux over becoming their new manager following Gus Poyet’s suspension from the role.The Uruguayan coach spoke out against the club following the sale of striker Gaetan Laborde to rivals Montpellier without his permission.Bordeaux were keen on appointing Henry as his replacement and had given the 41-year-old the weekend to decide whether he wants to begin his managerial career in his homeland with the Ligue 1 side.PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confirmed that Henry was indeed interested in the role.But Sky Sports reports that Henry has had lingering doubts over the club’s ownership with an unnamed American firm currently in talks over a potential takeover.Bordeaux won the first game of their 2018/19 Ligue 1 campaign at home on Sunday by beating AS Monaco 2-1.The club are currently in 15th place in the league table after losing their first two matches.
Posted: September 23, 2018 Police search for armed robbery suspect in Rancho Bernardo SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An armed man robbed an eatery in Rancho Bernardo, pistol whipped an employee there, but was unable to keep the stolen money when he ran into a pillar during his escape, dropping the money but not his gun, a police officer said Sunday.An employee was closing up a Jersey Mike’s restaurant, 15800 Bernardo Center Drive, when the suspect entered through an open back door a little after 10:45 p.m. Saturday and forced the employee to open up the register, said Officer John Buttle of the San Diego Police Department.The suspect then had the employee open a safe and the victim gave the armed robber a money envelope, Buttle said.“The suspect took the envelope, pistol whipped the victim and fled out the back door,” he said, adding that the victim suffered a laceration to his head from the attack.And while the suspect was running away he ran into a pillar, knocking him to the ground and dropping the money envelope — but not the gun, he said.The suspect then ran across a pedestrian bridge over Camino Del Norte.The suspect was described as a 5-foot, 10-inch tall white male between 20 to 30 years old and 150 to 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, black bandana, with the hoodie drawn tight around his face. He also wore dark pants and black running shoes.San Diego police asked anyone with any information regarding the robbery to call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. September 23, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
May 16, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Countywide events to celebrate Bike to Work Day Jonathan Halvorson Posted: May 16, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Events will be held around San Diego County Thursday to celebrate Bike to Work Day and cheer on participating residents.The San Diego Association of Governments will host 100 pit stops for bike riders around the county, offering free T-shirts, snacks and refreshments to celebrate its 26th annual Bike to Work Day event. The pit stops span from San Ysidro to Oceanside and will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. regardless of the weather.During last year’s Bike to Work Day, SANDAG recorded a record-high 10,950 pit stop visits throughout the county. A map of pit stop locations can be found at bit.ly/2VwK4Gs.“Hosting a Bike to Work Day pit stop is fun — we love bikes and we especially love bike commuters,” said Cal Coast Bicycles Owner Charlie Skerlecz, a pit stop host for the eighth time. “It’s a great way for us to show some extra support for those who get up early to make the commute.”Residents in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego proper will have the opportunity to win a free bluetooth speaker when they take a photo with their bike at any of the neighborhood’s six pit stops and post it online with the hashtag #Bike2WorkNorthPark. Other areas of the county will have similar promotions as well to encourage residents to forego their cars for the day.Residents can visit SANDAG’s iCommute website at icommutesd.com/events/bike-month for information on all the Bike to Work Day festivities. Jonathan Halvorson,
Share your voice $999 85 Photos All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 $999 See It See It CES 2019 1:07 Some of the most anticipated tech for 2019 Now playing: Watch this: $999 Boost Mobile Best Buy Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $999 Tags Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See It See it Enlarge ImageThe kit costs $249. Shure In advance of CES, where Shure is rolling out its new $249 MV88+ Video Kit, I’ve been playing around with an early review sample and have been pretty impressed with it. Geared toward videographers, podcasters and anyone who wants to make their smartphone videos look and sound more professional, the kit’s relatively compact and easy to assemble once you put it together a couple of times. While the included Manfrotto Pixi tripod is the heaviest piece of equipment — it’s nice and sturdy — it’s still quite small. The other components slide into five separate compartments in an included neoprene sleeve that rolls up and stays closed thanks to a Velcro strap. You’ll have no trouble carrying all of this in a small bag or backpack and it might even fit into a set of cargo pants or a jacket with deep pockets. Along with the Pixi tripod, you get a new, upgraded version of Shure’s MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser. Two cables are included: a Lightning to Micro-USB and a USB-C to Micro-USB. The microphone requires power: if you’re using an iPhone, you run the Lighting cable to the mic’s Micro-USB port; if you’re using a USB-C Android phone, you’d go with the USB-C cable. There’s also an audio input in the microphone that allows you to plug in a set of headphones to monitor audio levels as you’re shooting. Enlarge ImageWhat’s in the box. Sarah Tew/CNET I left my case on my iPhone X and didn’t have a problem getting it in the phone clamp, which can accommodate even larger phones such as the iPhone XS Max and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. The MV88+ can also be used for standalone audio capture — you can just attach the microphone to your phone with the cable and not bother with the tripod or mount — and it’s designed to work with Shure’s companion Shure Motiv Video and Audio Recording apps. The only thing missing here is some sort of gimbal accessory, but I was able to create pretty smooth video holding the closed tripod in my hand. I’ll be using the kit here at CES 2019 and will update this post with additional notes as I encounter any issues, but my first impressions are good. This is a kit well worth checking out if you’re looking to level up your smartphone video-shooting game. As noted, the MV88+ Video Kit retails for $249, with no word yet on international pricing (that converts to about £200 or AU$350). It’s available for preorder at select retailers and will ship in the coming weeks. Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Post a comment Mobile Accessories 0 Apple iPhone XS CES Products CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Sprint
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Bharatiya Janata Party and opposition members traded barbs during a debate in Lok Sabha on the President’s address on Monday, with Union minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rivals to respect people’s mandate and the Congress calling Modi a “very big salesman”. The ruling BJP chose Sarangi, who has hit headlines for his humble life style, to intiate the discussion on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address, and his an hour-long speech was high on its praise for Modi’s leadership and nationalism pitch, drawing jeers from opposition benches. Also Read – Stop sale of ‘deadly’ stuff on Amazon, US lawmakers to Bezos Advertise With Us The debutant MP from Odisha wondered if those who do not believe in ‘Vande Mataram’ slogan have any right to live in India and asserted that “tukde-tukde” gang will not be tolerated in the country. Criticising Modi is like hitting one’s head against the Himalayas, he said and took a dig at the opposition for allegedly seeking proof of Balakot air strike, asking if people “seek proof from their mother for addressing their father as father”. Also Read – Chandrayaan-2 reaches nearer to moon with orbit change Advertise With Us The opposition should respect people’s mandate for a man with humble background like Modi and against dynasty, he said, referring to the BJP’s massive win in the Lok Sabha polls. In his response, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury took a swipe at Sarangi for “crossing all limits” in his praise for Modi and likening the prime minister to Swami Vivekanand. Advertise With Us The Modi government is “compliment-addicted” and is driven by manipulation, Chowdhury said and then went on to use a derogatory term for Modi. The Chair ordered that his remakrs by expunged as treasury benches protested. The leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha later clarified outside the House that he did not mean the word he had used and blamed it on his poor Hindi. Chowdhury’s derogatory barb at the prime minister had come after his criticism of Sarangi for his “excessive” praise for Modi prompted many in treasury benches to refer to “India is Indira and Indira is India” comment made by the then Congress president Indira Gandhi when she was the prime minister. The Congress leader said the BJP returned to power as Modi was a “very big salesman” and a “better salesman” while the Congress failed to market its products in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Hitting back at the BJP after Sarangi referred to alleged scams in the sale of 2G spectrum and coal block allocations, he said if there was a wrongdoing why are UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi not in jail. “Why are they still in Parliament”, he asked. In his speech, Sarangi said the Congress gave India an “accidental prime minister”, a reference to Manmohan Singh, and praised Modi for his strong leadership that ended “policy paralysis”, “enhanced” global respect for India, targeted terrorists based in Pakistan and took welfare measures to the poor. He said the Congress made the BJP realise the importance of strong leadership as policy paralysis was a “new norm” during the ten-year rule of the party with the “accidental prime minister” at the helm. He said he is grateful to Narendra Modi for making a man like him, who hails from a humble background, a minister. Taking on the Congress, Sarangi said ten years of the Congress-led UPA government was that of “misrule” and “full of corruption”. Emphasising that both Modi and his government are committed to the welfare of the poor and downtrodden, the minister said by 2022 every poor person will have a “pucca” house with toilet. Listing achievements of Modi government, Sarangi said that poor women were provided gas cylinders and economically weaker sections were given reservation. “Our goal is to make India a great nation,”the BJP MP said. Sarangi also pointed out that Modi has received many international awards. “We will give honest government and if you will not help us then people of India will not forgive you,” he told the pposition members. Chowdhury accussed the government of “political plagiarism” syndrome , saying it claimes achievements for everything amd ignores the foundation laid down by the Congress. Invoking former Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, Chowdhury in his one-and-a-half hour long speech listed out the achievements under Congress Government and accused BJP of just renaming 19 of the 23 schemes of the Congress party. “This Government has developed a new syndrome called political plagiarism… Congress party has been contributing to growth (since Independence), but one morning you suddenly say Congress has done nothing and you are doing all development work. It is nothing but travesty of truth… “You are a government which can be called compliment addicted government driven by manipulation,” said Chowdhury who was the first speaker from Opposition to initiate discussion on the Motion of Thanks. Saugata Roy of the TMC reiterated his party’s stand against use of EVMs in elections and demanded that the Election Commission srevert to the use of ballot papers. Congress leader Sonia Gandhi was seen prompting Chowdhury while he was attacking the BJP in his speech. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah were present in the House. Stating it was the Congress party which initiated revolution like Green Revolution, White Revolution and Technology Revolution in the country, and increased GDP growth, Chowdhury said it was also under the Congress that host of CPSEs like ONGC, IOC, NTPC, SBI and HAL were set up. “Congress is the soul of the nation. Congress is synonymous with India… For us, country is ahead of the party… Although we have 52 members in the House, but we will continue to fight for the common man,” he said. He said the BJP did not mention Nehru’s name in the President’s address even once and that it does not show ‘Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas’ attitude of the Government. Crediting Congress for a slew of government schemes and initiatives like NREGA, RTI, Right to Education and Food Security Act, Chowdhury said “you talk about hitting back at Pakistan with missiles. These missiles were built during the Congress tenure.” Targeting the Modi government, Chowdhury said the country is reeling under drought, but the government is not worried. “We want to lambast government for its failure on various issues,” he said. He said BJP MPs did not take steps to alleviate miseries of the people as they think Modi will do everything. “They think that praising Modi is sufficient, he will help them sail through (Modi baba paar lagayenge),”he said.
Kajol and Karan JoharFacebookFans of The Kapil Sharma Show are up for another exciting episode of the popular comedy show as two of B-Town’s best friends – Kajol and Karan Johar – will grace the show in the upcoming episode.Pictures of the two from the sets have been doing the rounds and looks like fans, who have witnessed the camaraderie of the duo in the past, will witness another round of fun and craziness of the duo along with Kapil and his team. A source told DNA: “Kapil had been trying to woo KJo to come on his show for a long time now. Of course, the filmmaker’s jet-setting schedules didn’t allow this to happen sooner. Kajol, too, was stationed in Singapore for a fortnight with her daughter Nysa who is studying there. She got back four days ago. So, it was decided that the shoot would happen post-April 16.”In the pictures, Kajol is seen looking stunning in her pink pantsuit. The actress complemented her look with minimal make-up and accessories. On the other hand, filmmaker Karan sizzled in a printed jacket and trousers. The pictures also speak volumes of the fun the celebrities had shot for the episode with Kapil Sharma, Bharti Singh and others. The episode will surely be a laughing riot.Ever since The Kapil Sharma Show 2 is back with its new members including Bharti Singh and Krushna Abhishek, fans have been showering it with lots of love. Many celebrities including Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit, Ajay Devgn and others have already graced the show to promote their films.Talking about the TRP rating, the second season of The Kapil Sharma Show started off with high TRP rating with Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan gracing the first episode. However, soon the ratings started to drop owing to Navjot Singh Sidhu’s controversial statements on Pulwama terror attack. It was only after a couple of episodes that Kapil and his team could manage to bring the show back on top five list of TRP chart.
A Chinese court sentenced prominent human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong to two years in prison for “inciting subversion” on Tuesday, the latest jailing in an intensifying crackdown on rights defenders and activists.Jiang, 46, had taken on many high-profile cases, including those of Falun Gong practitioners, Tibetan protesters and victims of the 2008 contaminated milk powder scandal, before being disbarred in 2009.Jiang sat in court, flanked by two police officers, as a judge handed him the jail sentence and told him he would also be deprived of political rights for three years, according to a video posted on the social media account of the Changsha Intermediate People’s Court.The court accused him of “inciting subversion of state power,” and defaming the government, in what Amnesty International has called a sham trial.“Jiang Tianyong has long been infiltrated and influenced by anti-China forces and gradually formed the idea of overthrowing the existing political system of the country,” it said.The court said he had gone abroad for trainings on how to accomplish the goal and “applied for financial support from foreign anti-China forces.”In the years leading up to his detention, Jiang had repeatedly met foreign officials and politicians, including high-ranking visitors from the US, to discuss China’s human rights situation.The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, has said he feared Jiang’s previous disappearance was in part retaliation for the lawyer’s assistance to UN experts.Jiang’s family has been unable to contact him since his sudden disappearance last November en route from Beijing to Changsha, where he had gone to inquire about detained human rights lawyer Xie Yang.Xie was detained in the “709 crackdown” of July 2015, and his claims of being tortured in custody, which Jiang helped to publicise, prompted international concern.Authorities in that crackdown detained more than 200 people, including lawyers who took on civil rights cases considered sensitive by the ruling Communist Party.Amnesty International’s China researcher William Nee said the “fairly harsh” sentence would have a “chilling effect” on Jiang’s fellow human rights lawyers.