Maha Two kids die of suffocation after getting trapped in car

first_imgBuldhana: Two children died of suffocation after getting stuck in a car in Buldhana district of Maharashtra, police said Tuesday. Another child was pulled out alive from the car but was in a serious condition, an official at Buldhana city police station said. The three children, residing in the same locality in Gawalipura area here, went to play out of their houses on Monday evening. But, after some time when their parents could not find them, they lodged a police complaint. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! The police later launched a search and around 2 am on Tuesday, they found the three children lying unconscious in a car parked in the same area, the official said. The children were rushed to a nearby government hospital where two of them – Azim Shaikh (3) and Adil Sheikh Jamil (5) – were declared dead, he said. The third one, a five-year-old girl, was found alive and was admitted to the same hospital where her condition was reported to be serious, he said. The police suspect that the children apparently saw the car with its doors open and climbed in. They probably closed the doors, but could not open them again and got suffocated, the official said. The bodies were sent for postmortem, he said, adding that a case was registered.last_img read more

Rani Rashmonis descendants urge for crack repair at heritage building

first_imgKolkata: The descendants of Rani Rashmoni will write to the general manager Metro Railway to take proper steps to repair the cracks that have come up on the 215-year-old heritage building.Earlier, they had requested the Metro Railway authorities to conduct hydrographic survey of the 215-year-old structure that developed cracks due to the use of boring machine for the construction of the underground tunnel of the East-West Metro. The construction of the affected building at 13, Rani Rashmoni Road began in 1790 and ended in 1804. The descendents felt that proper precaution should have been taken before the construction of the underground tunnel. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaPrasun Hazra, one of the descendents of Rani Rashmoni, said the cracks that have appeared on the rood and verandah have widened as they have not been repaired properly. “Water is sipping and the old structure is under serious threat,” he said adding that the metro rail authorities should have conducted a thorough survey before staring the work of the underground channel. He said hydrographic survey had been conducted at Dakshineshwar temple at the time of repairing the embankment. The survey was conducted by the Kolkata Port Trust. He said repairing of the cracks should be carried out in an orderly manner and under proper supervision. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayRani Rashmoni’s house is a witness to major historical events. There are four buildings at Janbazar. Michael Madhusudan Dutt, who was a barrister-at–law by profession, had visited the house in connection with a law suit. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, who used to call Rani Rashmoni pishima (aunt), and had come to attend Durga Puja celebrations there. His presence was not liked by many guests, who refused to take food with him, as he was in favour of widow remarriage. Sri Ramakrishna, who was close to the family particularly to Mathur Mohon Biswas, Rani’s son-in-law, came to the house during Durga Puja and worshipped goddess Durga as “sakhi.” He intervened when Mathur Mohon refused to immerse the idol.last_img read more

Feds plan to limit uses of neonic pesticides but outright ban still

first_imgOTTAWA — Federal scientists are finalizing restrictions on a much-used class of pesticides to try to protect bees.The recommendations could be moot in less than a year, however, if the same agency upholds an existing decision to ban most uses of the same products to protect other types of insects.The Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada has spent the last seven years reviewing the approvals of nicotine-based pesticides, known as neonicotinoids, that are popular among farmers, backyard green-thumbs and lawn aficionados.The long review process was made even more complicated by the fact that the agency held separate reviews on the same products — one looking at the impact on pollinators such as bees and one for aquatic insects.While Health Canada found bees are only harmed by certain uses of the products, its concern about the rising concentrations in ground and surface water led it to decide last year that it needed to phase out most outdoor uses of the pesticides over the next three to five years.It won’t actually finalize that decision until January 2020 however, so for now the decision is to bar the products from being sprayed on some fruit crops, and limit the frequency with which they can be used on others, starting in 2021.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Allergan expands recall of Biocell textured breast implants following Canadian ban

first_imgTORONTO — Allergan PLC says it’s voluntarily recalling Biocell textured breast implants and tissue expanders worldwide, a move that follows Canada’s suspension of the product’s licences due to potential risks from cancer.The international pharmaceutical company says in a press release from Dublin, Ireland that it’s issuing the recall as a precaution following recently updated safety information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.However, Health Canada announced in May that it had suspended the licences for Biocell macro-textured breast implants after completing a safety review that was launched two years ago.The Canadian agency said at the time that it had been notified of 22 confirmed Canadian cases of breast-implant-associated lymphoma involving Allergan’s Biocell breast textured implants, but no cases with smooth implants.Allergan told Health Canada at the time it would voluntarily recall unused Biocell devices from the Canadian market.The company now says healthcare providers worldwide should immediately stop using Biocell saline-filled and silicone-filled textured breast implants and tissue expanders, and unused devices are being recalled from all markets. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Moroccos Attijariwafa Bank Actively Participating in Financing Ivorian Economy Official

Abidjan- Morocco’s Attijariwafa Bank group is actively participating in financing the Ivorian economy, said director general of Ivorian Banking Company (SIB) Daouda Coulibaly, adding that this subsidiary of the Moroccan banking group is a successful model of the Côte d’Ivoire-Morocco cooperation.The Attijariwafa Bank group is actively participating, as part of south-south cooperation, in funding the Ivorian economy. The Ivorian Banking Company is a successful model of the Côte d’Ivoire-Morocco cooperation, Coulibaly told Ivorian paper “Le Patriote” on Tuesday.In this regard, he added that the Moroccan group is planning to gain a foothold in Côte d’Ivoire’s insurance sector and even in the zone of Inter-African Conference on Insurance Markets (CIMA), noting that the group has already Senegal’s and Cameroon’s approval, and that a request will be soon made to Côte d’Ivoire. According to him, the ambitions of the A read more

Ceremony commemorates anniversary of The Battle of the Atlantic

A ceremony was held Sunday at the H.M.C.S. Star to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the longest battle in World War II.The Battle of the Atlantic lasted almost six years— spanning from September 1939 to May 1945. The battle claimed the lives of more than 70 thousand allies including 4600 Canadians.Hamilton played a large role in the Second World War with nearly 7500 sailors —about 7 per cent of the entire Navy by the end of the war— having been recruited from the city.

UK leader Boris Johnson criticized for confrontational tone

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a backlash over his use of confrontational language in Parliament the day after suffering a broad defeat in the Supreme Court.Johnson characterized an opposition bill mandating a Brexit extension as a “surrender bill,” and brushed off concerns that his language might endanger legislators as “humbug.”Some in Parliament warned that his language was inflammatory and should be more cautious given the 2016 killing of legislator Jo Cox.Cabinet minister Nicky Morgan tweeted that “we all need to remind ourselves of the effect of everything we say on those watching us.”Johnson was criticized by members of several parties and by Cox’s husband.Tempers have been inflamed in Parliament as the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline gets closer. Sessions will resume Thursday.The Associated Press read more

Fabric of society at risk in Bosnia and Herzegovina UN Security Council

Valentin Inzko, the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, told the Security Council on Tuesday that the situation was being heightened by a “general trend” towards stockpiling weapons across the Balkan state.“I am deeply concerned by the recent readiness among some politicians to refer to the possibility of a renewed conflict, including controversial statements by senior Bosniak politicians suggesting that a rearming effort was underway to ‘respond’ in case of a hypothetical war,” said Mr. Inzko.At the same time, senior Republika Srpska officials were also resorting to violent rhetoric, denying the statehood of Bosnia and Herzegovina and advocating for eventual secession, he added.“Public comments were also made, glorifying convicted war criminals and calling for the return of an Republika Srpska army.”There needs to be a change in the way politics is conducted within the country – High Representative Valentin InzkoMr. Inzko warned that some Croat officials have “mused” about the territorial reorganization of the country and threatened the dissolution of the state if the current electoral issues are not resolved to their satisfaction.“Bosnia and Herzegovina is a single, multi-ethnic, sovereign state, consisting of two entities, in which all citizens – the three constituent peoples and others – live and work together, and elected officials above all have a responsibility to contribute to peace and reconciliation,” stressed the High Representative, urging all public figures to choose their words more carefully and responsibly.Progress cannot be taken for grantedIn his briefing, High Representative Inzko said while the country has made significant strides since the end of the war in 1995, the progress cannot be taken for granted.“The risk is that this divisiveness and sense of unease about the future of the country slowly seeps into the fabric of society,” he said, urging the international community to increase efforts to promote reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and across the region.“Beyond this, there needs to be a change in the way politics is conducted within the country. It needs to come from the politicians themselves, but we as an international community, individually and collectively, have an interest in encouraging this change.”The Office of the High Representative (OHR) is an ad hoc international institution responsible for overseeing implementation of civilian aspects of the Peace Agreement that ended the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina that saw thousands killed in fighting.In addition, the conflict witnessed widespread violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, including war crimes and crimes against humanity and necessitated the setting up of a special international court, the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to prosecute those accused.ICTY concluded its work in December last year, having heard the testimony from nearly 5,000 people and sentencing 90 individuals for their crimes. read more

ETSU shuts down NAIA Reinhardt 10760

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — Jeromy Rodriguez had 17 points and 13 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season and East Tennessee State beat NAIA Reinhardt 107-60 on Monday night.ETSU closed the first half on an 11-0 run for a 52-27 lead and started the second half by making 12 of its first 15 shots.Daivien Williamson also scored 17 points for ETSU (7-3), which has five players averaging at least 10 points per game. The Buccaneers had their five-game winning streak snapped Saturday in a Southern Conference opener at Wofford.Rodriguez entered tied for second nationally for total rebounds and now has 120. Mladen Armus had 13 points and nine rebounds, Tray Boyd III scored 13 and James Harrison Jr. had 15 points and nine boards. ETSU made nine 3-pointers to extend its streak of at least one 3-point make in 973 consecutive games, which ranks sixth nationally.Reinhardt was outrebounded 64-26 and shot just 19-of-73 (26 per cent).The Associated Press read more

Women now able to join the SAS as defence secretary opens up

Women can now apply to join special forces units including the Special Air Service (SAS), after all roles in the armed forces were opened up to female recruits.Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced yesterday that all roles in the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, including frontline infantry units, are now open to female recruits as he paid tribute to “the phenomenal” women already serving in the military.Confirming that female soldiers are now eligible to serve in elite special forces units, he said that for the first time the “armed forces will be determined by ability alone and not gender”.Speaking during a firepower demonstration on Salisbury Plain, which saw elements of the British Army 3rd Division deploy Challenger 2 tanks as Apache helicopters and Tornado jets flew overhead, Mr Williamson said that women already serving in the army will now able to transfer into infantry roles if they wish, while new female recruits will be able to apply for infantry roles in December of this year.Mr Williamson told the Daily Telegraph that “every single role in our armed forces will be open to women” and said that he and senior officers expected to see women applying for roles with the SAS and other special forces units. Women and men now have full parity in the armed forces, defence secretary announces Defence analysts have broadly welcomed the move, saying that the traditional understanding of the ‘frontline’ has become outdated and point to the fact that female helicopter pilots, intelligence specialists, medics, drivers and linguists operating alongside male infantrymen throughout Britain’s recent campaigns.However, retired officer Colonel Richard Kemp said the new policy would “cost lives” as it would “lead to divisiveness” and undermine teamwork.Lance Corporal Kat Dixon, 28, who became the first female gunner of a main battle tank after that role became open to women last year, said: “Female soldiers are already here, and my gender hasn’t posed a challenge because if you meet the requirements there isn’t a role that is off limits.”Lance Corporal Dixon, who serves with Royal Wessex Yeomanry and is one of about 35 women to have served with or joined armoured forces since the rule change in 2016, added: “The brilliance of the army that is if you pass the fitness and other tests you are part of the team”.Asked for her response to those critical of women in the military are said: “I wouldn’t say anything to them, I’d just prove them wrong.” He sad, said: “Women have led the way with exemplary service in the armed forces for over 100 years, working in a variety of specialist and vital roles. “So I am delighted that from today, for the first time in its history, our armed forces will be determined by ability alone and not gender.“Opening all combat roles to women will not only make the armed forces  a more modern employer but will ensure we recruit the right person for the right role.”A ban on female soldiers serving in close combat units, including the Royal Armoured Corps, was lifted in 2016, but women were not allowed to serve in frontline infantry units where they would be expected to “close and kill the enemy”.Now though, female soldiers will be able to serve in frontline infantry units, and an army source told the Daily Telegraph that senior officers expected female soldiers to be serving with the SAS and other elite formations within 12 months, while new female infantry recruits would be eligible to take the arduous SAS selection after three years of service.All female soldiers will have the pass the same gender-neutral physical fitness tests as male recruits. The test, which was updated earlier this year for the first time in 20 years, demands a high level of stamina, muscular endurance and strength, officers said yesterday.The move to open infantry roles to women comes after MoD research recommended ways to limit the risk to women of musculoskeletal injury and psychological and reproductive health issues. Women and men now have full parity in the armed forces, defence secretary announces Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

8 photos that prove being pregnant is a blast

first_img1. It doesn’t stop you getting outdoors Source: Awkwardfamilyphotos2. It’s a great showcase for your artistic skills Source: Awkwardfamilyphotos3. It can be a great way to explore shared interests as a couple Source: Awkwardfamilyphotos4. It’s YOUR time. Take the opportunity to be honest about your feelings! Source: Awkwardfamilyphotos5. Or just, you know, make the most of your new body Source: Awkwardfamilyphotos6. Did we mention the artistic possibilities? Source: Awkwardfamilyphotos7. It’s a great chance for your partner to really get involved in caring Source: Awkwardfamilyphotos8. Or just… photobombing. Source: AwkwardfamilyphotosOkay, just to be clear: we know pregnancy is actually a long way from being a blast. We know it’s difficult and tiring and at times painful. But hopefully these amusingly awkward photos will help anyone out there going through it. And wishing all of those people the very best of luck from DailyEdge.ie!9 essential lessons from the world’s worst holiday photos>11 signs you grew up in a big family>last_img read more

Sony has sold 41 million PlayStation Move controllers UPDATED

first_imgMicrosoft may be selling Kinect at a faster pace, managing to shift 2.5 million of the peripheral in 25 days, but Sony is ahead on total motion controller units sold.According to the Japanese electronics giant, PlayStation Move has now sold 4.1 million units after being on the market just 8 weeks.AdChoices广告If those sales were averaged across the 8 weeks, then Sony would have achieved 1.83 million units sold at the 25 day mark. With Kinect already ahead, and the holiday buying season well and truly upon us, Kinect looks good to catch and possibly overtake PS Move next year.With both peripherals widely available the emphasis turns to games. Which company can bring more must-have motion titles to their console platform?UPDATE: Joystiq got in touch with Sony when an inconsistency was found between the U.S. and Japanese press release announcing this. While the U.S. release stated sales, the Japanese version made it clear this was total units shipped, not sales. Sony U.S. has now confirmed it’s shipped units it is referring to, but added:While we don’t disclose our exact sell-through number, the key is that our retailers continue to ask for more Move units and are taking every unit we can supply them with based on their sales. Read more at Reuterslast_img read more

Google Doodle celebrates clay animation pioneer Art Clokey

first_imgThe Google Doodle that has gone live today is an animated celebration of Art Clokey, the man who pioneered stop motion clay animation. He died last year on January 8th, but would have been 90 years old today.Clokey is best known for the music video Gumbasia and the character Gumby, both of which used clay animation. In fact, the production of Gumbasia allowed Clokey to finance The Gumby Show pilot as it gained the attention and funding of Samuel G Engel, president of the Motion Pictures Producers Association. Engel wanted to see a show of some quality aimed at children and decided Clokey could deliver such a series after watching the music video.From that pilot an icon was born in the form of Gumby who remained popular for decades to come. Episodes were produced in the 50’s, 60’s, and the 80’s, with 229 episodes making it on to television screens. Clokey’s Gumby finale was Gumby: The Movie created in 1991, which sold 900,000 copies by the end of 1997. Nickelodeon also did re-runs of all the episodes in the 90’s and they topped the ratings charts, clearly demonstrating how enduring both the character and the animation are.Art Clokey isn’t actually his original name, but after being sent to an orphanage by his mother following the death of his father in a car accident, he was adopted by the music composer Joseph Clokey, hence the name change. While it must have surely been a tumultuous childhood, his adoption led to a schooling that encompassed art and film, which led on to his most famous and enduring creations.Below are a couple of videos showing the Gumbasia music video and a montage of clips from the Gumby shows. Historical information via Wikipedia and Gumby Worldlast_img read more

Poverty has doubled among working parents over fiveyear period SVP report finds

first_img 14,132 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 5th 2019, 7:59 AM https://jrnl.ie/4524043 Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Jes2u.photo Poverty has doubled among working parents over five-year period, SVP report finds In 2017, 45% of lone parents reported a heavy financial burden due to housing costs. Share349 Tweet Email 63 Comments By Hayley Halpin POVERTY AMONG WORKING lone parents has more than doubled between 2012 and 2017, according to a new report by the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP). The report – Working, Parenting and Struggling – found that in 2012 one in 11 working lone parents were living below the poverty line, but by 2017 it had increased to one in five. It found that the living standard of lone parents in Ireland are among the worst in Europe as they have the second highest rates of income poverty, persistent poverty and severe deprivation among 15 EU peer countries. “High housing and childcare costs combined with low levels of income mean that it is very difficult for many families with children to make ends meet,” SVP social policy development officer and author of the report Dr Tricia Keilthy said. “These factors significantly reduce the standard of living of working lone parents who face additional challenges as both the primary earner and primary caregiver for their families.”In 2017, 45% of lone parents reported a heavy financial burden due to housing costs and almost 18% were in arrears on mortgage or rent repayments. The rate of arrears for other households with children was 8% in 2017.The report also found that in 2017, 84% of lone parents in Ireland were unable to meet unexpected expenses, compared to an EU-15 average of 58%. In 2017, 58% of lone parents were working compared to 46% in 2012. This is the lowest rate among the 15 EU countries. However, the rate increases to 66% for those with children over 12, indicating that when childcare needs are lower, the labour market attachment of lone parent is higher.Almost 60% of lone parents reported that they couldn’t access childcare services due to cost – the second highest rate in the 15 EU countries, just after Spain.Employment rates are three times higher among lone parents with third level education but one in five lone parents reported that they couldn’t access formal education for financial reasons.“The first SVP members began their work in Dublin in 1844. However, many of the same issues of poverty – low paid, precarious work and poor quality housing – persist for the people we assist,” SVP national president Kieran Stafford said.“Our members see the strain on working lone parents who are trying to combine spending time with their children and meeting their caring responsibilities with jobs which can be inflexible and insecure, and often do not provide a sufficient income to meet all of the household needs”. Tuesday 5 Mar 2019, 7:59 AM Image: Shutterstock/Jes2u.photolast_img read more

DEPA still committed to ITGI gas pipeline

first_imgGreece’s Public Gas Corporation (DEPA) is convinced that the Interconnector Turkey-Greece-Italy (ITGI) pipeline is the best solution for transporting Caspian Sea gas to Europe, Harry Sachinis, DEPA chairman and chief executive officer, said this week. “The ITGI project presents the best solution for the opening of the Southern Gas Corridor and for Azerbaijan, or other gas producing countries, to export their gas to Europe,” Sachinis said in an e-mailed statement. The group of companies developing the second phase of the Shah Deniz field in Azerbaijan, ruled out using ITGI for transferring gas to the European Union. The group comprises BP Plc, Socar, Statoil ASA, Total SA, OAO Lukoil, Naftiran Intertrade and Turkiye Petrolleri AO. “We understand that this is just a provisional decision,” Sachinis said in the e-mail. ITGI is “the most advanced” of the gas pipeline projects entering the European Union by its southeastern borders and is “the only one” with all the necessary permits and agreements in place, and DEPA remains committed to continuing its development, Sachinis said. ITGI is a venture of DEPA and Italy’s Edison Spa. Both the Italian and Greek governments reiterated this week their support for the project which they said also has the potential to furnish the European market with natural gas from the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean regions where Cyprus and Israel have recently discovered gas deposits. Earlier, Greek newspaper Imerisia had reported that DEPA may buy a stake of as much as 15 percent in the Trans Adriatic Pipeline venture, citing unidentified people in the Greek Energy Ministry. Source: Bloomberg Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Nouveau séisme de force 67 au Japon

first_imgNouveau séisme de force 6,7 au JaponUn séisme de magnitude 6,7 s’est produit mercredi 22 juin dans le nord-est de l’archipel nippon, entraînant une alerte au tsunami rapidement levée. Aucune victime n’est actuellement à déplorer. Mercredi à 21h51 GMT (soit jeudi 06h51 heure locale), un tremblement de terre de magnitude 6,7 a frappé la côte nord-est du Japon. La nouvelle a été annoncée par les services météorologiques nippons. Pas de victimes, de blessés ou de dégâts ne sont pour l’instant à déplorer. Toutefois les autorités, après avoir émis une alerte au tsunami ont mis en garde la population de la région contre des risques de coulées de boue. Finalement elle a été levée au bout d’une heure.Le phénomène s’est produit à 20 000 mètres sous l’océan Pacifique, à une cinquantaine de kilomètres au large de Miyako (préfecture d’Iwate), une région déjà dévastée le 11 mars dernier par le séisme de magnitude 9 et le tsunami consécutif, qui ont fait 28.000 morts et disparus, provoquant l’accident de la centrale nucléaire de Fukushima-Daiichi.Le 23 juin 2011 à 13:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Crews repair Sunny Isles Beach gas leak

first_imgThough the line is repaired, the entrances to several businesses in the area remain blocked. Restaurants on the stretch between 167th and 172nd Street are expected to be closed Thursday, as many of them will not have access to gas.“I’m coming from Hillcrest, and I have to get over here,” said another resident. “It took me an hour and a half.”“I heard it all night from my window, up in the hotel that we’re staying at, so it’s crazy,” said Mike Brooks, who is visiting from out of town. “I thought they were fixing the streets.”Miami-Dade Fire Rescue continues to monitor the scene for any safety issues that may arise. “Be patient,” said a resident. “Woo-sah, and you good to go.”Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A natural gas leak in Sunny Isles Beach has been repaired but continues to cause traffic issues into Thursday afternoon.Crews capped the natural gas leak that was damaged along State Road A1A, just after 11:15 a.m.According to officials, at around 1 a.m., construction crews working on a city project were digging, when they hit the gas line.“The City of Sunny Isles Beach is actually in the process of removing all the overhead power lines and utility lines and putting them underground,” explained Sunny Isles Beach Police Sergeant Brian Schnell.All north and southbound lanes along Collins Avenue, from 167th Street to 172nd Street, were shut down for hours. Just after 3 p.m., authorities reopened two southbound lanes and one northbound lane. Traffic along the northbound lanes is backed up all the way to Bal Harbour.“No, don’t come over here,” said a resident.“If you have to come this way, there are ways to get through,” said Schnell. “We can get you to wherever you have to go, but if you don’t need to be here, if you’re commuting to Broward or you’re heading down to Miami Beach use Biscayne Boulevard or another route.” last_img read more

Article 370 fallout Imran Khan dials Indonesian President over

first_imgISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has called Indonesian President Joko Widodo as part of his outreach to the world leaders on the Kashmir issue, according to a media report on Monday. India last week revoked Article 370 to withdraw the special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the region into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us In reaction to India’s move, Pakistan downgraded the diplomatic relations by expelling the Indian High Commissioner on Wednesday and suspended trade ties with New Delhi. This was the first telephonic conversation between Khan and Widod, The News International quoted an official statement as saying. Khan said that there was a “serious risk of innocent Kashmiris getting killed” and the international community was duty-bound to act to prevent any such calamity from happening. Khan has already called Prime Ministers of the UK and Malaysia, as well as the Turkish President, Saudi Crown Prince and King of Bahrain to apprise them about the Kashmir situation.last_img read more

Farmer commits suicide in Chittoor district

first_imgChittoor: In a tragic incident, a farmer has committed suicide by consuming pesticides at Chowdepalle Mandal in Chittoor district on Friday. The deceased identified as Doraswamy Naidu (43), a native of Bhavani Nagar at Diguvapalli panchayat. Doraswamy Naidu has farmland near Pakshirajupuram, where he has drilled four borewells in the duration of four years. For which he has borrowed Rs 4 lakhs and also took money for interest from others. Also Read – Fit India rally held in Vijayawada Advertise With Us But there were no traces of water even after drilling at a depth of 1000–1050 feet. With the hope of paying off the debt, he has cultivated tomato crop by spending over Rs 1 lakh. This year, he joined Krishnamurthy as a partner and mortgaged gold at the bank, and they have taken Rs 85,000 as the crop loan. Including banks and private loans, Doraswamy’s debts have reached to Rs 12 lakhs. In this context, the water capacity of the bore has reduced, and there was no sufficient water for the crops. Also Read – PV Sindhu visits Tirumala temple Advertise With Us With this, he felt the tension as the crop is drying up. On the other side, the pressure for lenders has increased. As there is no way out to come out of the debts, Doraswamy committed suicide by consuming pesticides near the borewell in his farm on Friday. The locals who saw him in an unconscious situation have shifted to Madanapalle government hospital, where he died on the way. The deceased survived by a wife and three children. Over receiving the information, Tahsildar Srinivas, SI Anil Kumar, RI Prakash, and VRO Narayana have visited Doraswamy Naidu family members and inquired about the reasons for the suicide.last_img read more

Jet rescue plan hits another air pocket as HDFC plans to auction

first_imgIn July 2017, Jet Airways had asked its junior pilots, who joined the brand in 2016, to take a 30 percent pay cut or leave. Jet Airways grounded all flights on April 17.ReutersHopes of Jet Airways stakeholders to see the airline back on the skies have suffered yet another setback with a lender’s move to auction off the airline’s premium office property in Mumbai’s prestigious Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) to recover defaulted loan instalments of Rs 415 crore. The debt-riddled airline is already battling a host of financial, legal and regulatory hurdles in its attempt to resume operations. HDFC Bank is planning to sell the airline’s 52,775 sq ft office at an auction with a base price of Rs 245 crore.HDFC Bank said in a notice that the borrower (Jet Airways) has failed to repay amounts due to the bank, making it entitled to “enforce its mortgage over the immovable property”, a report in India Today says. Jet Airways had bought the land through an auction in 2008 for Rs 826 crore, a Livemint report said. The property is expected to attract heavy bidding because of its prime location.India’s first private airline, for which the banks led by the State Bank of India (SBI) has formed a rescue plan, has a total debt burden of about Rs 10,500 crore. It also owes upwards of Rs 2,500 crore in staff salary arrears and payments to vendors and service providers. Some service providers have threatened to haul the carrier through the bankruptcy proceedings. Industry observers are still unsure whether the airline could fly again, but its stakeholders hope there will be at least one serious bid before the deadline elapses on Friday. The SBI Capital Markets Limited, which manages the bids, has shortlisted four potential investors who have submitted their expressions of interest (EoI). Apart from the private carrier’s strategic partner the United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Etihad Airways, two private equity firms, TPG Capital and Indigo Partners submitted their EoIs in time. State-owned National Investment and Industrial Fund (NIIF) has also been shortlisted. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad holds a 14 per cent stake in the airline. Workers cover the cockpit window of a Jet Airways aircraft parked at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai, on March 26.ReutersMeanwhile, the offer of airline founder Naresh Goyal to infuse another Rs 250 crore to help the grounded airline to resume operations has raised interest in some quarters. Goyal has a 24 per cent stake in the airline after the debt restructuring. In the absence of any other bids, the belated EoI from little known British entrepreneur Jason Unsworth also assumes significance. Unsworth, a former flight steward with Ryan Air, had tweeted: “Last night our consortium submitted to SBI the EoI document.” In a second tweet, he named Lakshay Uttam (My World Venture), Lalit Verma (Future Trend Capital), Dhiraj (Redcliffe Capital), Naresh Goyal (Jet Air) and Sachin Nalawade (Malhar Hospitality & Events) as the consortium partners. Unsworth set up Atmosphere Intercontinental Airlines in 2005 and has shown repeated interest to take over Jet since its collapse.Meanwhile, Mint reported that the registrar of companies (RoC) has submitted a report to the Corporate Affairs Ministry after examining the airline’s books. The RoC began examining the airline’s books after it deferred its first-quarter report for the last financial year (2018-19). The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is sniffing around Jet Airways accounts to ascertain whether any norms were violated in Etihad investment in Jet Privilege Pvt Ltd (JPPL), the company that runs the airline’s frequent flier programme, a report in Business Standard says. The deal with the Abu Dhabi-based carrier was concluded in 2014, an ED source said. Etihad owns a 50.1 per cent stake in JPPL, while Jet Airways holds 49.9 per cent.last_img read more