SIBLEY MAN WINS LAWSUIT AGAINST TOWN IN ODOR DISPUTE

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first_imgA Sibley, Iowa man threatened by city officials with legal action for saying on a website that his hometown smelled like “rancid dog food” has won a free-speech lawsuit.Josh Harms, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, filed suit in U.S. District Court earlier this month asking a judge to block Sibley officials from suing him.City officials said they’d sue Harms if he didn’t stop criticizing the odor problem from an animal food processing plant and talking with reporters about it.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/SIBLEY2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…it’s censorship. :16On Thursday a judge approved a permanent injunction prohibiting city threats. The city agrees to pay Harms $6,500 in damages and $20,000 in legal fees.Harms moved his family to a different area of Sibley away from the plant because of the smell.He says their personal situation has improved but the issue isn’t totally resolved:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/SIBLEY3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..a month maybe. :10ACLU Legal Director Rita Bettis says the decision is a victory for “free speech”.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/SIBLEY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………for the 1st Amendment. :13The city promises to hold First Amendment training and will not prevent Harms from launching a website under the address www.sibleystinks.com .last_img read more

2016 NTL Player of the Final awards

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first_imgCongratulations to the following players who received Player of the Final honours at the 2016 National Touch League. Elite Eight Men’s Player of the Final – Lachlan Pierce (QLD Cowboys)Elite Eight Men’s Player of the Series – Lachlan Pierce (QLD Cowboys)Elite Eight Women’s Player of the Final – Kimberley Sue See (QLD Broncos)Elite Eight Women’s Player of the Series – Kimberley Sue See (QLD Broncos)Mixed Open – Oscar Sanft and Natasha Adams (Brisbane City Cobras)Men’s T League – Marcus Holme (South QLD Sharks)Women’s T League – Eliza West (Victoria)Women’s 27’s – Katie Shaw (South QLD Sharks)Men’s 30’s – Ryan Pollock (South QLD Sharks)Women’s 35’s – Nicole Mitchell (Hunter Western Hornets)Men’s 40’s – Dean Wilbow (Hunter Western Hornets)Women’s 40’s – Anita Hagarty (NQ Cyclones) Men’s 45’s – Bruce McDonald (South QLD Sharks)Men’s 55’s – Shane Beale (NQ Cyclones)Men’s 50’s – Jeffrey Carrick (South QLD Sharks)Senior Mixed – James Harrington and Hayley McAnelly (South QLD Sharks)Related LinksNTL Player of Finalslast_img read more

Huge export potential in chemicals allied sector

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first_imgNew Delhi: Huge export potential exists in chemical and allied sector and it should make a combined effort to set higher goals and aspire for extraordinary results, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday. Addressing members of Chemical and Allied Export Promotion Council of India (CAPEXIL) here, he said, the government has announced several measures including mechanism to provide easy and affordable credit to exporters. The minister said the industry should raise issue with the ministry if banks decline to provide loans at affordable rates. “This is a listening government and it acts on the demands of the industry,” he said. The minister asked the industry to explore new markets and push shipments of value added goods as there is a target to take exports to $1 trillion in the next five years. Further Goyal said he would take up industry’s suggestion that a company should not be closed unless there is an order from the highest level.last_img read more

New Delhi Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has

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first_imgNew Delhi: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has been fielded again from Karnal as the BJP announced on Monday names of its 78 candidates for October 21 assembly polls in Haryana where the saffron party is seeking to retain power. The party has given tickets to a number of noted sportspersons who had joined it in recent weeks with wrestler Babita Phogat, former Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh, Olympic medallist Yogeshwar Dutt contesting from Dadri, Pehowa and Baroda respectively, its national general secretary Arun Singh told reporters here. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework He said the party’s central election committee, which had met on Sunday, has repeated 38 MLAs and dropped seven of them for the polls to the 90-member assembly. Khattar had won from Karnal seat in 2014. Haryana BJP president Subhash Barala will contest from Tohana, Captain Abhimanyu from Narnod and Om Prakash Dhankar from Badli, Singh said. Former Union minister and Jat leader Birender Singh’s MLA wife will contest from Uchana Kalan, a seat she had won in 2014. Aditya Devilal, a grandson of Jat stalwart Devi Lal, has been fielded from Dabwali. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen The candidates include nine women and two Muslims. The last date for filing nominations is October 4. With the opposition weakened by desertion among its ranks and shrinking support base, as seen in the recent Lok Sabha polls, the BJP is confident of returning to power with a bigger mandate. Riding on ‘Modi wave’, the party had stormed to power in Haryana for the first time in 2014, winning 47 seats. It had earlier been part of non-Congress governments as a junior partner and was never seen as a principal force. Since coming to power it has consolidated its political position further in the state as its rivals, Congress and INLD, were hit by internal fight made worse by their repeated poor shot in different polls. This coupled with “popular support” to the party following the Union government’s decision to nullify Article 370 will further boost its chances in the polls, its leaders have said. The BJP believes that Khattar, who was a surprise pick for the CM post after the 2014 win, enjoys a clean image after running a government “untainted” by any allegation of corruption. He is again the party’s choice for the top post. In 2014, the BJP had benefited from the consolidation of non-Jat voters behind it in a state long dominated by leaders from the community. The party’s choice of Khattar, who is from Punjabi community, was apparently driven by it. The party is, however, hopeful of winning over a significant section of Jats this time.last_img read more

Bijnore A TikTok user has emerged as the prime su

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first_imgBijnore: A TikTok user has emerged as the prime suspect in three shocking murders that have taken place over the past five days in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnore district. Thirty-year-old Ashwini Kumar is a drug addict, who uses the alias of Johnny Dada and uploads TikTok videos of himself posing as a ‘villain’. He also posts violent Facebook messages like ‘I will destroy everything’, ‘Devil is ready now’ and ‘See my havoc’. However, he has no criminal record and was known to be a harmless man, until he shot a local BJP leader’s 25-year-old son and his nephew, 26, following a dispute on September 27 in Barhapur area in Bijnore. After the cold-blooded murders, he fled the busy market waving a pistol. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad Three days later, Ashwini barged into the house of 27-year-old Nitika Sharma firing indiscriminately at her and fled from there. Nikita was a local girl, who used to work with a hotel in Dubai and had come home for her wedding in Bijnor. She was to marry a sub-inspector posted with CISF in Chennai on December 2. However, she died a day after she was shot. According to Nitika’s family, Ashwini had made advances at her in 2002, when he used to frequent her uncle’s place in Daulatabad and was spurned by her. She later got a job in Dubai and settled there. The episode was forgotten, or so they thought. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka Gandhi “It is likely that Ashwini was upset with the news of her wedding and wanted to settle scores,” a police official said. However, police are yet to establish motive in the other two murders he committed four days earlier. Ashwini, a graduate, comes from a humble background in Barhapur town of Bijnore. His father was a clerk in a sugarcane cooperative society in Dhampur tehsil and his elder brother works in a private company in Dehradun. According to the family, Ashwini also used to work with a private firm in Delhi, but abruptly gave it up. His family believes that his drug addiction affected his mental health. Meanwhile, additional security forces have been deployed in Bijnore and a reward of Rs 25,000 has been announced for anyone providing any information about his whereabouts. Bijnore Superintendent of Police Sanjeev Tyagi said, “We have formed eight teams and a combing operation is underway to trace him. Posters announcing the bounty and carrying his pictures and personal details of Ashwini have also been put up at various locations. Locals are being requested to alert the police about his whereabouts.”last_img read more

Mumbai Actor Bhumi Pednekar who is gearing up fo

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first_imgMumbai: Actor Bhumi Pednekar, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film Saand Ki Aankh, feels inequality towards women are burning reality even in today’s time. She hopes that the film brings about some change in the way people think and celebrate daughters. “Saand Ki Aankh is a film about equality of women at its core. Women have faced inequality in our country ever since we can remember. It’s taken a bunch of bold and courageous women to break those age-old moulds of discrimination, to bring about an evolution of equality in our country. These women started a revolution,” Bhumi said. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold SchwarzeneggerShe added: “And that’s exactly what the Tomar sisters did. Unknowingly, they were a part of a system that didn’t give them any opportunities cause the society just didn’t know better, but they didn’t want the same for their daughters and granddaughters.” Saand Ki Aankh is inspired by Chandro Tomar, or Shooter Dadi, and her sister-in-law Prakashi Tomar or Revolver Dadi, from Uttar Pradesh, who are said to be the oldest sharpshooters in India. Bhumi is deeply inspired by Chandro and Prakashi’s journey. “In their 60’s they broke all shackles of patriarchy through a very inspiring and truly overwhelming journey.”last_img read more

New Delhi The role of an opener in Test cricket r

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first_imgNew Delhi: The role of an opener in Test cricket requires a different philosophy and mindset, where the ability to translate talent and intent into consistent performance is paramount, insists the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. As Rohit Sharma showed signs of fitting into Indian team management’s ‘Virender Sehwag Model’ with a hundred in his first Test as opener, Tendulkar spoke about the bigger picture of facing the new ball in traditional format. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”It’s all about the mindset. If somebody wants to open the innings, then he needs to have a different kind of mindset,” Tendulkar told PTI in an exclusive interview. Talk about Sehwag, Tendulkar reminded that along with the mindset, it is also about ability, which Sehwag had in abundance. “Sehwag had that different mindset. Be it a ODI or Test, he would more or less play in the same manner. That aggressive nature was always there. Again, it boils down to the capability and the potential of that particular player,” said Tendulkar. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters”There are number of guys, who want to be aggressive but to able to use that ammunition (aggression) consistently enough is something that Sehwag had been able to do. That number (opener) suited him. One needs to wait and see how it pans out (for Rohit),” said Tendulkar, whose world record of 200 Test appearances is unlikely to be broken anytime soon. Talking about philosophy, Tendulkar recalled that along with stupendous success, Sehwag also encountered rough patches but never changed his style. “Like for Sehwag, he opened for the first time in England and got a hundred. It brought him success but there were occasions, when he also had his share of rough patches. So it’s not the numbers that always really matter but what you bring to the table does,” he explained. Security and a sense of belonging is something that also brings the best out of any player, opined the all-time highest run scorer in Tests and ODIs. “I think security has to be there. If you look at any number, there has to be that security and one needs to feel that he belongs to the team. Players go through ups and down, but if they know that management is backing them, they tend to think differently,” he feels. Among the new crop of youngsters, Tendulkar is impressed with Hanuma Vihari’s temperament during the past few series. “You need to play Test cricket differently and real skill is tested on good bowler-friendly tracks and he has gone out and shown an ideal temperament,” Tendulkar said. “Vihari has been smart in selecting right shots to play at the right time. I have been impressed by his calmness, temperament as well as ability to absorb pressure. In Test cricket, various aspects are going to be tested and if you are sure of those things, your body language is different, which I saw in him,” said Tendulkar. The technical aspect that impressed Tendulkar was Vihari was ready to leave deliveries, a quality that’s also there in Australia’s find of Ashes Marnus Labuschagne. “In Ashes, Marnus Labuschagne is one of the top examples, he replaced Smith (as that Concussion substitute) at the Lord’s and then he stood out because I feel he was leaving the ball better than anyone else.” Tendulkar loves the concept of World Test Championship but it will only have context if the tracks are “sporting” in nature. “It can only happen if you play on sporting tracks and when I mean sporting tracks, it’s balanced one. If there isn’t a bit of something for everyone, then there is no point as the game itself gets affected,” he said giving the example of Ashes. “Ashes was example we got to see everything. Quality batting, top notch fast bowling and spinners also in play. There were players, who were attacking and there were players who are leaving the balls as well. Those elements shouldn’t disappear from Test cricket.” As far as points system is concerned (120 for series clean sweep), Tendulkar finds it as a good move to keep the fans engaged. “Points and all that, team would want to focus on game and nothing else. But what points system does is to keep spectators’ engagement alive. If a team has won first two Test matches, third shouldn’t be a dead rubber. Players will always give their best but how do you keep spectators engaged and involved is also important. “In the last 4 and 5 months, when teams are fighting for the top two slots, the points system will certainly add dimension and I wont be surprised if Test enthusiasts will be engrossed in calculating points,” said Tendulkar.last_img read more

New Delhi Fortysix prominent hotels and Hazrat N

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first_imgNew Delhi: Forty-six prominent hotels and Hazrat Nizamuddi Dargah were declared as plastic-free on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, officials said on Wednesday. “The hospitality industry, comprising 46 units, including Hyatt Regency and Sheraton Hotels, have been declared plastic-free,” the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) said.The announcement was made during a programme organised by the South Zone of the SDMC in collaboration with Hotel Hyatt Regency. “The campaign was attended by 46 units from the hospitality industry. Hotel Hyatt Regency has installed bottling plant to stop usage of plastic water bottles,” the civic body said. The SDMC on Wednesday also organised ‘plog’ runs at about 80 places under its four zones. Hundreds of people joined hands to generate awareness on shunning single-use plastic and collected plastic waste in large quantity, which has either been given to the concessionaires or sent to a waste-to-energy plant for recycling and proper reuse, SDMC officials said. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarIn a mega event at Mehrauli, SDMC Commissioner Gyanesh Bharti exhorted participants to collect maximum quantity of plastic waste so that a strong message could be disseminated on putting a halt on plastic use. Apart from picking plastic waste, awareness about single-use plastic was also raised in areas like Nizamuddin Basti, Kalindi Kunj Ghat, Srinivas Puri, Lajpat Nagar, Jamia Hamdard and Tughlakabad Extension. “Dargah Nizamuddin was also declared free from single-use plastic,” the SDMC said.last_img read more

The first list of candidates declared by the Bhara

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first_imgThe first list of candidates declared by the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) for the Haryana assembly on September 30 elections sprung a surprise for many observers after one of the doyens in Haryana politics, veteran Ahirwal leader and a cabinet minister in the Haryana government holding key portfolios Rao Narbir Singh was denied a ticket from Badshahpur. The largest constituency in Gurugram Vidhan Sabha was won by Rao Narbir Singh by a margin of over 80,000 votes in 2014. Rao Narbir has been replaced by Manish Yadav who will turn 37 years in age just a week before the declaration of election results on October 24. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarSon of a former sarpanch in Sikander Pur Ghosi village, Yadav has obtained a master’s degree in real estate management and financing. He was working in his own real estate firm in the USA, untill he returned back to India in 2008 and joined BJP. He was elevated to the position of state president of the youth wing (Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha) of BJP in Haryana. Interestingly, Yadav lobbied hard for the Badshahpur constituency ticket in 2009 and in 2014 but could not get the ticket at that time. Yadav is known for his organisational skills. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaIn a candid conversation with Millennium Post correspondent Piyush Ohrie, Yadav speaks of why BJP this time will deliver its best result in Haryana assembly elections, his vision for his constituency and the solution to the challenges that are being faced by the citizens of the constituency he will fight to win. What gives you the confidence that BJP will be able to achieve the ambitious target of winning 75 out of 90 seats this time in the Haryana assembly elections? The confidence comes out of us being connected with people on the ground. Not only are the voters happy with the work of the Narendra Modi government in the center but they are also extremely satisfied with the work of the Manohar Lal Khattar government in the state. The Manohar Lal government has successfully demonstrated that a corruption-free government works without favour and bias does result in the progress for the region. Our principle Haryana ek, Haryanvi ek (one Haryana, one Haryanvi) has found a resonance with the people. What is your vision for your constituency? Badshahpur is the largest constituency in Gurugram Vidhan Sabha seat. Badshahpur consists of urban as well as rural voters. My priority, therefore, is to ensure that there is balanced and equitable development where each and every citizenry is benefitted from the government schemes. I want to improve the infrastructure and my focus will be to reform the primary educational and healthcare centers. Harnessing water harvesting techniques is also on my agenda. Does the opposition claim that basic services like education, medicine and power have only deteriorated in your five years of governance? How do you counter these allegations? Unlike the previous governments, BJP, when it came to power, was committed to improving the basic services. We have set up a structure and the work is going on the reformation. Gurugram University, Mata Sheetala medical college, and smart grid power project is the evidence on the ground of how we have dealt with the challenges effectively. How will you tackle with those builders who have duped the homebuyers by not delivering the flats or providing substandard quality houses? We understand the pain of home buyers and that is why we set up Haryana real estate regulatory act. Builders who are not complying with the laws and not paying heed to homebuyers, interest will be booked as per law. Most of the areas in your constituency get waterlogged with few millimeters of rainfall? How do you wish to deal with this challenge if you win the seat? Our government worked on the widening of Badhahpur drain and this has yielded results. We have also worked on improving the drainage system and are in the process of reviving water embankments. All these processes will ensure that the residents of Gurugram would not have to suffer because of rains.last_img read more

Mumbai The greens environmentalists have faile

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first_imgMumbai: “The greens (environmentalists) have failed,” the Bombay High Court said on Friday, while refusing to declare Aarey Colony a forest and declining to quash the BMC tree authority’s decision allowing felling of over 2,600 trees in the green zone to set up a metro carshed. The court imposed a cost of Rs 50,000 on Shiv Sena corporator Yashwant Jadhav, who opposed the approval given by the BMC tree authority, of which he is a member, for hacking trees in the green belt. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework A division bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre dismissed four petitions filed by NGOs and environmental activists on issues related to Aarey Colony in Goregaon, a major green lung of the metropolis. The court termed all the petitioners as “Davids” taking on the industrial “Goliaths”, apparently suggesting that they were fighting an unequal battle. One of the pleas moved by city-based NGO Vanshakti had sought that Aarey Colony be declared a forest and an ecologically sensitive zone, while another petition filed by green activist Zoru Bathena had pleaded that the area be given the status of a floodplain. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports Two separate petitions were filed by Bathena and Jadhav, challenging the decision of the BMC tree authority permitting the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) to cut 2,656 trees to construct a metro carshed in Aarey Colony. Dismissing the petition filed by Vanshakti, the court, in its judgment, noted that the issue was already decided by an earlier bench of the high court and the matter was presently pending before the Supreme Court. “The greens (environmentalists) fail in the instant petition because they have lost touch with the procedure to be followed as per law. The clock cannot be put back. We do not make any comments thereon as the petitioner has to now swim or sink before the Supreme Court,” the court said. Dismissing the petitions filed by Bathena and Jadhav, the bench said the greens had failed on merit. “The tree authority’s decision-making process was fair, transparent and based on reason. The greens fail not on account of sailing their boats in the wrong channel but on merits,” the court said. The bench imposed a cost of Rs 50,000 on Jadhav. “It (Jadhav’s plea) is sans any material and bereft of concise statements and details concerning the meeting of the tree authority held on August 29, 2019,” the court said. It noted that there was no variation in the opinion of the members of the tree authority on whether the trees could be transplanted or had to be cut. “There are good reasons for taking the view that the trees would not survive if transplanted and that it would be futile to spend good money to transplant the trees, which ultimately would by and large die,” the bench said. The court also took note of the submission made by MMRCL counsel Ashutosh Kumbhakoni that the authority had already planted 20,900 trees in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. “This establishes that about seven times the number of trees to be felled have been replaced by planting of saplings,” the court said. It termed all the petitioners as “Davids” taking on the industrial “Goliaths”. “Relationship with nature and love for environment alone is true and all other relationships are unreal and temporary, is their (environmentalists’) belief. Their hearts are a temple of devotion to flora and fauna,” the court said. “In the instant case, the Davids (environmentalists) row their boat with faith, courage and devotion in the storm of development but directionless,” the bench said in its judgment, dismissing the plea filed by Vanshakti. It also refused to accept the contentions raised by Bathena and Jadhav in their pleas that the tree authority had granted approval in haste and without considering opposing views. “We highlight that the deliberation by the tree authority members was not only at the meeting held on August 29, 2019. They had discussed the issue at site visits held on August 10 and 20, 2019. What was discussed at the site has been neatly presented as a bonsai in the report prepared by the tree officers,” the court said. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had given the tree-hacking approval on August 29, triggering protests by green activists and common citizens, who had launched a “Save Aarey” campaign. Vanshakti, in its plea, had said Aarey Colony, measuring 1,287 hectares, had several exotic flora and fauna. On the Vanshakti petition, the court said, “The remedy is before the Supreme Court or the National Green Tribunal. We have applied the principle of commonality and not decided on merit.” The Maharashtra government had claimed that Aarey Colony could not be termed a forest and that the issue was already decided by another high court bench. Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni, appearing for the state earlier, had said an appeal against the high court order refusing to declare Aarey a forest was currently pending before the Supreme Court. Bathena, in his plea, had challenged the decision taken by the tree authority granting permission to fell trees. The proposed carshed, part of the metro-3 project, will occupy 33 hectares in the southern part of Aarey Colony. The authority has approved felling of 2,185 trees and transplanting (uprooting from the original spot and replanting them at an alternate spot) 461 trees from the area. The authority’s approval is mandatory for felling more than 20 trees at a time at any place in the city.last_img read more

Oppn unites against Chandrakant Patil Congress NCP to back MNS

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first_imgPune: NCP and Congress on Friday announced support for the MNS candidate in Kothrud constituency in Pune city against state BJP president Chandrakant Patil for the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly elections. Patil, who hails from Kolhapur, was fielded from Kothrud, a stronghold of saffron parties, by sidelining sitting BJP MLA Medha Kulkarni. Posters had come up in Kothrud opposing the “outsider” candidate after the BJP made the surprise announcement. Nationalist Congress Party spokesperson Ankush Kakade said on Friday that the NCP and Congress decided to support MNS candidate Kishor Shinde to avoid division of votes against Patil. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”The Kothrud seat has been traditionally contested by the NCP. During the seat-sharing talks we had offered to give it to our ally Swabhimani Shetkari Paksha,” Kakade said. “In the meantime, Patil was fielded from here, so we (the NCP and Congress) thought why divide the strength of NCP, Congress and MNS by fielding another candidate,” he said. Shinde had contested from Kothrud on MNS ticket in 2009 and 2014, losing both times. However, in 2009, though he lost to Shiv Sena’s Chandrakant Mokate, he had put up a tough fight, Kakade said. “The decision to support the MNS in Kothrud was taken at the local level by the NCP and Congress,” he added. The two parties have not formed alliance with the Raj Thackeray-led party at the state level. Abhay Chhajed, a senior Congress leader, said in view of the sentiment against Patil, it was important to give the voters a strong alternative.last_img read more

JeM terrorist arrested in JKs Baramulla

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first_imgSrinagar: A Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist was arrested in Baramulla district of north Kashmir on Sunday, a police spokesperson said. Mohsin Manzoor Salhea, a resident of Arampora-Azadgunj area, was arrested on a credible input during an anti-militant operation in Baramulla town, he said. According to the spokesperson, Salhea was affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM and was wanted in two cases registered at the Baramulla police station this year. Salhea was part of a group involved in planning and executing terror attacks in the area, he said. Incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, were recovered from his possession, the spokesperson said.last_img read more

Fourtime Cong MLA Prahlad Singh Sawhney joins AAP

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first_imgNew Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal welcomed four-time former Congress MLA Prahlad Singh Sawhney into the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday. Sawhney said he is dedicated to working for the welfare of the people through the AAP. He said he joined the AAP beacuse the work of the party lured him, and not the ticket.Welcoming Sawhney and his team into the party, the Chief Minister said, “I hope that the party’s work towards serving the people will be strengthened through his participation. There are a lot of good leaders in other parties who are looking towards Aam Aadmi Party. I wholeheartedly welcome Prahlad Sawhney ji and I appeal to all the good leaders of the country, irrespective of the party they belong to, to join AAP in the interest of the nation.” Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar”We have seen many parties in the political history of India, that deviated from their path to serve people. AAP was also formed out of a movement, but the level of work that our party has done in the last five years is commendable. Be it education or health, the world is recognizing us for all that we have done. People all over the world are talking about Mohalla Clinics, we are installing three lakh CCTV cameras in six months, which no other city in the world has been able to do,” he added. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaSawhney said, “I have no desire for power or an election ticket. People in my locality are so happy about the kind of developmental work that Delhi government has done in the fields of education, health, power, transport, etc, that people themselves come forward and say this time their vote is for Kejriwal ji. The provision of cheap water and electricity has been especially impactful with most people in my area getting zero bills for electricity.” “I was surprised to know how well-versed Kejriwal ji is about the issues faced by a common man despite being such a senior IRS officer in the past. People themselves say they will vote for CM Kejriwal again. I want to congratulate Kejriwal ji in advance for his victory in the upcoming assembly elections,” added the four-time MLA. Several ex-ward councilors and presidents of the block presidents were also inducted into the party. Ex-councilors of Majnu ka Tila ward, Pawan and Naina Prem Vani, block president of Civil Lines Narendra Handa, Kashmere Gate Block President Mirza Zaiker, Jama Masjid Block president Zahid were also present.last_img read more