Tejashwi Yadav accuses BJP of harassing his father Lalu Prasad

first_imgLeader of the Opposition in the Bihar Assembly and jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad’s son Tejashwi Yadav said in Patna on Tuesday that Had his father joined hands with the BJP, he would have been Raja Harishchandra. He also alleged that the BJP was constantly “conspiring against and harassing” his father and family.His comments came two days after Prasad was convicted in a fodder scam case.“If my father had been a palturam [betrayer] like Nitish Kumar, all this chara [fodder] would have been bhaichara [brotherhood] for the BJP, said the younger son of Prasad. He also hit out at his political opponents for commenting that after the RJD chief’s incarceration, there would be bhagdar [confusion] in the party.‘People are outraged’“Those who think that the RJD will be finished are hugely mistaken…people of Bihar are outraged and they will give a strong reply to this,” he said. “Jisko janata ne mandate diya woh jail mein hain, jisko nakar diya woh sarkar mein hai  [to whom people have given their mandate is in jail, but those voted out are in power], Mr. Yadav said.Asked about his next step, he said the family would move the Ranchi High Court against the special CBI court’s verdict. “It’s a conspiracy against Laluji and our family…we will move the High Court and are confident of getting justice there,” he said.“Earlier too, the CBI sent Lalu Prasad to jail in a disproportionate assets case but we got justice from the higher court…the same will happen in this case too,” he said.Mr. Yadav also held a meeting with senior party leaders Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, Abdul Bari Siddiqui, State party chief Ram Chandra Purve, Alok Mehta, Jagdanand Singh and others at his 10 Circular Road residence on Tuesday afternoon.Later, speaking to journalists, Mr. Raghuvansh Prasad Singh said: “All party leaders, legislators and MPs will be meeting on January 6 to chalk out the party’s future strategy…we will throw out this government in 2018 itself.” “Party workers and leaders are geared for the next battle and will not wait for the 2019 or 2020 elections,” he added.No change in jail normsMeanwhile, sources told The Hindu that the Jharkhand government had rejected the request of RJD leaders to relax the jail manual norms to enable Lalu Prasad to meet “as many people as and when he wished” inside the Birsa Munda Central jail where he is lodged. Some RJD leaders had requested Chief Minister Raghuvar Das to make some concessions on the ground that the RJD chief “was a mass leader and also not keeping well.”last_img read more

Lifters threaten pullout from Pak CWG team but stopped

first_imgPakistan’s weightlifters threatened to pull out of the Delhi Commonwealth Games after a showdown with their contingent leader over carrying the national flag at Sunday night’s opening ceremony but trouble was averted when officials sorted out the “misunderstanding”.Melbourne Commonwealth Games gold medallist lifter Shujauddin Malik was originally supposed to carry the national flag at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium but Pakistan contingent head Muhammad Ali Shah ultimately carried it after a last-minute change of plans.Weightlifting coach Sheikh Rashid said his wards felt slighted and did not wish to compete in the event.”…my players will not feature in events and will come back unless Mr Shah apologises to the contingent,” Rashid was quoted as saying by The Dawn.But Pakistan’s chef de mission Mohammad Ali Shah said the matter has been sorted out.”There was a strong rumour to create trouble in the team. The reports were just rumours. There was a misunderstanding which has been sorted out after a meeting this morning. The matter is closed and all the lifters are training now,” he told PTI.last_img read more

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd is recruiting RA and PA

first_imgHindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd., Mumbai has invited job applications for the post of fixed term Research Associates and fixed term Project Assistant to assist in various Research Projects. Interested and eligible candidates are required to apply before July 9, 2014.Vacancy details:1. Fixed Term Research AssociatesStipend: Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 per monthSpecialization areas: Chemistry (Physical/Organic/Inorganic), Catalysis, Adsorption Technology, Electro Chemistry, Biotechnology/ Microbiology, Process Engineering/Chemical Engineering, CFD Modelling, Molecular Biology/Bioinformatics, Related AreasDuration of assignment: The assignment will initially be for a period of one year and may be extended by one more year if required.Eligibility criteria: The candidate should have a Ph.D in Organic Chemistry/Catalysis/ Inorganic Chemistry/Chemical Engineering/ Bio-technology/ Microbiology/Molecular Biology/Adsorption Technology/Electro Chemistry/CFD Modelling or related areas OR M. Tech in Chemical Engineering/ Bio-technology or related area and one year post M.Tech experience. The age of the candidate should not be more than 32 years as on March 12, 2014.The candidates who have done and submitted their Ph.D. thesis in mentioned subjects/disciplines are also eligible.2. Fixed Term Project AssistantsStipend: Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000 per monthDuration of assignment: The assignment will initially be for a period of one year and may be extended by two more years if required.Eligibility criteria: The candidate should have done M.Sc. in Chemistry/Bio-technology/Micro-biology/related areas or B.Tech in Chemical Engineering/Bio-technology/Bio-informatics/related areas. The age of the candidate should not be more than 28 years as on March 12, 2014.Selection procedure:The candidates will be selected for recruitment to the advertised posts on the basis of their performance in the screening test followed by personal interview.advertisementHow to apply:Interested and eligible candidates have to apply online through the official website of HPCL: www.hindustanpetroleum.comThe candidates then have to take a printout of the duly filled application form and retain it for future reference.Important dates:Last date to apply online: July 9, 2014last_img read more

Bill to make marriage laws more women-friendly shelved

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 11 (PTI) Government today indicated that it has put in cold storage a bill to make marriage laws more women-friendly and allow both parties to file for divorce on the ground of “irretrievable breakdown” of marriage.In a written response, Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda informed the Rajya Sabha that “at present there is no proposal to bring any legislation in this regard.”He was asked whether the government intends to reintroduce the Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill which seeks to include irretrievatable breakdown of marriage as a ground for divorce.Earlier, Law Ministry officials had said they have received numerous representations from people and organisations opposing the provisions of the Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill.The Ministry had circulated a draft cabinet note on the Bill for inter-ministerial consultations in September, 2014. But based on the representations, the ministry had decided to examine the matter further before taking a final call.The bill was earlier brought by the UPA government. It had struggled for a consensus on the bill after it was first introduced in Rajya Sabha in 2010. It was referred to the Union Cabinet on four occasions for changes. It was finally passed in August 2013 in the upper house but could not be cleared by the lower house. It lapsed will the dissolution of the 15th Lok Sabha in 2014.According to the draft, marriage laws will become more women-friendly with a slew of measures being proposed including providing for sufficient compensation for the wife and children from the husbands immovable property in case of a divorce.advertisementSeeking to put an end to prolonged legal battles in divorce cases, the Law Ministry had proposed that courts will be free to exercise discretion in granting divorce after three years if one of the partners does not move a second joint application for divorce with mutual consent. There is a provision for ensuring compensation for the wife and children from the husbands immovable property in case of a divorce and the amount will be decided by the court.The proposal, which seeks to alter the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, and the Special Marriage Act, 1954, introduces the option of divorce on grounds of “irretrievable breakdown of marriage”. PTI NAB SPG VMNlast_img read more

Rihanna photoshops Queen Elizabeth IIs head onto her pictures

first_imgLondon, Apr 24 (PTI) R&B star Rihanna decided to show her love for Queen Elizabeth II in her own unique way as she took to Instagram to share images of the monarchs head photoshopped onto her high-fashion photographs.The first picture was the Queens head and body edited onto an all green outfit Rihanna wore, completed with a fur coat and over-the-knee boots.Rihanna simply wrote, “be humble”, from rap star Kendrick Lamars hit track.The second picture featured Rihannas recent headline- grabbing look in which she wore a red fur heart coat by Yves Saint Laurent over denim shorts and black high heels.Her next photoshop job saw the Queen sporting Rihannas striking Coachella outfit in which she wore a full body diamante bodysuit by Gucci.Her final image saw the Queen edited into Rihanna?s recent Paper magazine shoot with the caption: “Its not that deep.”Fans were quick to comment over the pictures as one wrote: “Im not English or a Brit, but I find these series of photos disturbing. Its like doing it with photos of my grandmother. These lack taste whatsoever.”Another fan cautioned the singer writing, “Its funny and everything, but be careful, the English are really sensitive!” PTI JCH JCHlast_img read more

The Ten Best Recruiting Destinations

first_img4. West VirginiaPros: You could sacrifice a live animal on campus during your first day of class and your coach wouldn’t even blink.Cons: If you ever lose a game, your coach might sacrifice you on campus. Live.Verdict: You could pick about 115 worse offenses to play in over the next five years. The BCS games will wane, but (and I can’t believe I’m saying this) WVU is one of the more stable destinations for anyone wanting to play in the Big 12 because they’re recruiting kids from West Virginia, Pennsylvania etc. that other schools can’t reach.3. Oklahoma StatePros: Best facilities in the league, only team to win a Big 12 title besides the two ahead of it since 2003, you get to fraternize with a billionaire.Cons: Stillwater isn’t exactly, um, Austin, still doesn’t have a big time stadium (attendance-wise), you have to fraternize with a billionaire.Verdict: You get the big time college football experience without all the unfulfilling media frills that come with it (for now). And possible BCS bowl wins.2. OUPros: Stoops is outstanding, NFL factory, high-paying summer jobs.Cons: Bowl games.Verdict: It’s no longer the #1 draw in the state, but it’s pretty hard for a kid to come watch 85,000 people watch and scream for his future teammates and then say “nahhhh, I’m good.”Photo Attribution: Icon SMI1. TexasPros: Best uniforms in the league (and possibly country) and if you’re a QB and can throw it over 10 yards in the air, you have a chance to start.Cons: Expectations. 9-3 in Waco equals illicit drinking. 9-3 in Stillwater equals sold out bowl game. 9-3 in Austin equals WTF happened?!Verdict: It’s still Texas, and if Mack calls, you come. Just hope your relatives are amongst the dozens of Longhorn Network subscribers. There are dozens of us!* – Not sure what a “middling three star” is…If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! On this matter of recruiting, it would be difficult for me (for anyone really) to get inside the heads of these kids to see what truly matters most to them. Rivals did a pretty interesting anecdotal study on what recruits like to hear from coaches but that’s just one of a legion of factors that go into this combustible, moving target that is recruiting analysis.So let’s do this instead. How about if I was a recruit, a speedy defensive back or a monstrous offensive lineman for example, where in the Big 12 would I want to go right now and why? Here are my ten destinations in a very particular order:10. KansasPros: Uhh, your coach used to touch Tom Brady’s back side every other day or so.Cons: You have a track encircling your field, nobody can take you seriously outside of hoops, and your AD let the best thing he had going walk out on him.Verdict: I go here if my other call is from Dennis Franchione at Texas State.9. Texas TechPros: Your coach used to coach in the nation’s best conference, QBs from your school hold 998 of the top 1000 total passing yards in a game totals in NCAA history.Cons: You gave up 66 points twice last season.Verdict: If you’re a QB or aspiring western actor, sure, anybody else can find six better schools in the state to attend.8. Iowa StatePros: You’re going to be on ESPN a LOT. Sure it might be in the background of a Paul Rhoads speech, but still..Cons: Currently has three fewer NFL players than Hampton, the same number as Harvard, and one more than Idaho State.Verdict: Paul Rhoads is the real deal. If I was a middling two or three star* and could either sit at Iowa or play at Iowa State, I’m headed to Ames.7. BaylorPros: More Heisman trophies since 2000 than everyone in the league but OU…combined.Cons: More losses since 2000 than everyone in the league…by far.Verdict: Art Briles is the real deal and with A&M ousted, Baylor and TCU have risen to second string in the state for all of Texas’ leftovers.6. TCUPros: Total defense rank the past five years: 32-1-1-1-15. Seems adequate.Cons: You have to do this for four years.Verdict: If you’re a top-flight defensive player and you see Patterson’s record…why wouldn’t you go there?Photo Attribution: Icon SMI5. Kansas StatePros: You apparently don’t have to be that intelligent to play the skillz positions in Manhattan, or so say Michael Bishop’s Wonderlic results.Cons: Your coach is quadruple your age.Verdict: I’m not sure anyone can handle purple Kansas, save Snyder (see Prince, Ron). And Snyder can’t coach forever. But still, for the next four or five years you’re probably going to at least have a shot at one (or more) Big 12 titles and you get to play in front of some of the best fans in the country.last_img read more

Adil Rashid will cope with England call-up row, insists Alastair Cook

first_imgShare on Messenger Cook admitted this may have worried him in the past – in his last Test as England captain Rashid faded a touch during a hammering by India in Chennai, despite taking 23 wickets across the 4-0 series defeat in 2016 – but he now sees a more confident cricketer who is emboldened by his recent limited-overs success.“Over the last 18 months I think he’s matured as a cricketer and improved since we last saw him in an England Test shirt,” said Cook, whose own 156-cap career has featured periods of intense pressure over form, his past leadership and the divisive Kevin Pietersen affair. “Clearly he’s going to be nervous because it’s a bit of time away from the England team and with the current circumstances. But I genuinely think he will cope.”England will monitor the Edgbaston pitch ahead of the toss on Wednesday, with a greenish surface unveiled on Monday following a weekend of rain but two months of heat beforehand; should they opt for one spinner, and go for Moeen Ali, expect the emotions at Headingley to crank up a notch or two.Away from the spin department, the captain, Joe Root, and the head coach, Trevor Bayliss, must also decide their third seamer from Sam Curran or the uncapped Jamie Porter. Cook of course plays with the latter at Essex.Cook said: “You talk about the Adil selection but there’s a guy who has been produced by county cricket: a really good English bowler. He challenges the top order to play at a lot of balls and nips it around with the new Dukes ball. He’s an absolute trier.“When I first saw him, you’d never have said he would be in this situation. So it’s only down to the way he’s worked and the unwavering belief that he can get good players out with good balls. If he gets his chance this week or whenever, I’ll be very proud.” Cricket Share on LinkedIn The former Test captain admitted to having sympathy for Rashid, whose return has sparked anger at Yorkshire and divided opinion across the game given the leg-spinner opted out of four-day cricket for his county at the start of this year yet could still be unleashed against Virat Kohli’s world No 1 side at Edgbaston this Wednesday.Speaking before training on Monday, Cook looked to bring the focus back to the individual and his talents, while pointing to the “unusual circumstances” behind England’s national selector, Ed Smith, turning to a supposed white-ball specialist amid a lack of overs for Somerset’s previously injured left-armer, Jack Leach, in the past month.“In one sense I feel a little bit sorry for Adil and all the political side of the selection, rather than looking at him,” said Cook, who handed Rashid his Test debut back in 2015 and captained him for all 10 of his previous appearances. “He’s been selected to play for England, which is a huge honour, and all this other stuff has overtaken it.“I can understand why it’s caused a bit of fuss. But you just have to get on with it and I think we’ve got to look at the positives of it: we’ve got a different style of English spinner, with a little bit of mystery to him, who’s bowling really well. That is what we should be excited about – not what’s happening with the off-field stuff, Yorkshire and all that.” Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Public must be told true reasons for Adil Rashid’s differences with Yorkshire … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Since you’re here… Alastair Cook knows a thing or two about mental fortitude and has tipped Adil Rashid to block out the furore surrounding his controversial call-up in the build-up to the first Test of this summer’s marquee series between England and India. India cricket team England v India 2018 Don’t whine at Adil Rashid over his switch from white to red With his county deal up at the end of the season, Rashid’s representatives are due to meet Yorkshire’s hierarchy to discuss the current impasse or perhaps, as many believe will be the case unless a rumoured personality clash with the head coach, Andrew Gale, is resolved, his possible departure from Headingley.The England management privately view the issue to be between the player and his county and thus to have not picked their preferred option would have been a case of taking sides. The situation has, however, prompted future international selections to require a player’s availability along the lines of relevant format.Such issues rumbling away in the background, and the fact that three former captains in Michael Vaughan, Michael Atherton and Nasser Hussain have all spoken out against his inclusion, have doubtless heightened the pressure on Rashid, though, along with this week being his first bowl with a red Dukes ball since last September. Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email. England cricket team Read more Share on Facebook news Vic Marks Read more Jason Gillespie Topics Share via Email Alastair Cook Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Imperial warns faulty aircraft gasoline could pose fuel gauge interference

first_imgCALGARY – Imperial Oil Ltd. is warning regulators and customers that aviation gasoline shipped from its Edmonton-area refinery could cause interference with aircraft fuel gauge sensors.The company says in a release that a product quality problem was discovered earlier this week at its Strathcona refinery and all shipments of “avgas” were immediately halted.However, it says there were potential quality problems with fuel shipped since Dec. 28, resulting in a request to distributors to immediately stop selling the product. It says it has warned Transport Canada about the situation.Imperial said it is not aware of any safety issues as yet related to the fuel. It said its fuel warning does not extend to aircraft that use jet fuel, also known in the industry as “Jet A.”Spokesman Jon Harding said avgas is mainly used in smaller planes but couldn’t provide detail on how much fuel may be affected.He said the “at-risk fuel” is predominately sold in Western Canada, with smaller volumes sold in other regions.“We are continuing our work to understand the issue and will resume shipments of avgas as soon as we can,” said Harding in an email.“Otherwise, refinery operations are normal and no other products are affected by this.”Downstream vice-president Jon Wetmore said an investigation into the cause of the issue is ongoing and more information will be released as the situation evolves.last_img read more

1 Million Students Attend Private Schools in Morocco Secretary of Education

Rabat- Around one million of Moroccan students attend private schools, making up 14 percent of the student population in the country. During a meeting of House of Representatives on Monday, May 7, in Rabat, the Moroccan Secretary of State for Higher Education and Scientific Research, Khalid Samadi, reported that students pursuing private education make up 14 percent of the total Moroccan student population. Samadi also referred to 32 private schools that incorrectly entered exam grades in the national education system, resulting in the loss or inaccurate reporting of grades. However, the education official emphasized that private educational institutions are not rivals to public education, but partners, especially since the implementation of the National Charter for Education and Training. Declared by King Mohammed VI within the framework of “2000-2009 Decade of Education,” the National Charter aims to fight gender and class inequality, reduce the illiteracy rate, improve the quality of education, and develop private education in the kingdom. The poor conditions of public schools have resulted in Morocco’s ranking amongst the least effective educational systems worldwide, according to UNESCO.Morocco is taking measures to improve the quality of education for all levels as part of the implementation of the strategic vision of the 2015-2030 reform program, in line with the 2016-2021 Government Action Program.So far, the government dedicated more than MAD 70 billion to improve the educational conditions and material resources for university students during the current academic year. read more

Buckeye divers wrap up trials

For five Ohio State divers, The week of Feb. 1 through 8 was full of trials.OSU’s men and women divers competed in the 2010 USA Diving Winter Nationals and World Cup Team Trials starting Feb. 1 in the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.From preliminary to semifinal to final events, the Buckeyes were constantly performing and refocusing for multiple events.USA Diving spokeswoman Jennifer Lowery said there are 10 titles at stake from the events. For the FINA World Cup Team, they will take the top two finishers from the individual 3-meter and individual 10-meter events, Lowery said.“So the winner is the national champion, and gets a spot on the World Cup Team, and second place gets an alternate,” Lowery said. “We’ll have a synchro trial in April to pick the two from those two events.”OSU senior Weston Wieser started off the week of trials in the men’s 1-meter preliminaries on Feb. 1. Wieser placed second with a 366.5.On Feb. 2, Wieser placed second in the men’s 3-meter preliminaries, but was eliminated in the quarterfinals on Feb. 4, placing 23rd.His last event, men’s 10-meter platform, started with quarterfinals Feb. 5 immediately followed by semifinals. Wieser came in fifth with a score of 418.80, just less than 15 points behind the fourth place.In the final round, Wieser’s first and final dive of the six rounds earned dive scores of 86.40. He came in fifth against competition like Olympic medalist David Boudia, who swept first place with just more than 116 points.OSU senior Ryan Jefferson also had a good showing, placing sixth in the preliminary round of men’s 3-meter springboard. The Wisconsin native placed ninth in the semifinals and finished ninth in finals with an 815.10.Feb. 4 marked the start of the week for OSU diver Katie Bell, who placed second in both women’s 10-meter platform preliminary/quarterfinals and semifinals. Bell, who won a U.S. national championship in August on the 10-meter platform, dove in two events on Feb. 6, placing third in the women’s 10-meter platform finals with an overall score of 670.85.Bell missed the spot on the FINA World Cup Team by 6.5 points, but qualifies for the U.S. Grand Prix Team that will compete May 6 through 9 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., against divers from 20 nations.In the women’s 10-meter synchro final later that day, Bell did not place among the top two qualifying spots. The synchro event is similar to the individual dive, but two divers perform the same dive together and are judged on their technique and synchronization.Joining Bell in the women’s 10-meter platform was junior Kristen Asman, who went into finals ranked sixth from her semifinal dive on Feb. 4. The Columbus native scored a 529.55 with an average score of 49.81 to take ninth place in finals.Rounding it out for the Buckeyes was third-year Bianca Alvarez.Alvarez competed in the women’s 3-meter springboard preliminary/quarterfinals, semifinals and finals. She placed seventh in the finals, just less than 78 points shy of second place after a failed first dive.The Miami, Fla., native paired up with 17-year-old Loren Figueroa. This was the first time the two have competed as a pair in 3-meter synchro event.“We don’t have a lot of our skills the same; a lot of our techniques might be a little bit different,” Alvarez said after her 3-meter synchro event Sunday. So basically that’s one thing we need to work on, just trying to get together more.”Alvarez said because her partner doesn’t live in Columbus, Figueroa will have to fly to Columbus to practice with Alvarez to prepare for future competitions together.Paired together at a synchronized diving camp attracting the top divers from across the country, Alvarez said those that run the camp make the evaluation of which two divers look best together.“They told us that we did [look the best together], so we stuck with that,” Alvarez said. “We just tried it out here at nationals.”Lowery said Sunday that the experience overall was great watching the OSU divers make it all the way to the finals.“I think Ohio State did really well. I think everyone made finals on their event. There was a really good representation: top five, top six,” Lowery said. “Katie Bell was third, Wes [Wieser] just got fifth. A really strong showing by the Buckeyes.” read more

Mans body discovered at fish hatchery

first_imgThe body of a 50-year-old white male was discovered lying in an empty fish-rearing pond at the Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center on Tuesday morning.An employee discovered the body at the trout hatchery, 12208 S.E. Evergreen Highway, at about 6:45 a.m., according to a bulletin issued by the Vancouver Police Department.The police department’s Major Crimes Unit is investigating. The man’s identity is being withheld pending the notification of his family.The medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death, according to the police department.last_img read more

Uttam to continue as TPCC chief Khuntia

first_imgUttam Kumar Reddy will continue as TPCC chief until the party high command takes a decision over it, said Congress state in-charge RC Khuntia. Addressing a press conference, Khuntia took a dig at Congress leader Komatireddy Rajagopal Reddy and said disciplinary action will be initiated against him. He also said that a TPCC meeting is arranged on June 29 at Nagarjuna Sagar. “Meetings at district, mandal and block level will be held every month,” he added. A ZPTC and MPTC meeting will be held in the first week of July to assess the failure of the Congress party, said Khuntia.last_img read more

New Majlis party to be launched tomorrow

first_imgHyderabad: Stirring another storm in the state’s politics, a new political party with a resemblance of abbreviation like MIM, is soon to unfurl its ideology but with a different thought process. The party has registered recently and got the nod from the Election Commission of India as “Majlis Inquilab-E-Millat” that goes with the abbreviation like MIM sounds similar to one famous party of Old city in Hyderabad called Majlis Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen whose abbreviation also stands as MIM. Also Read – Two Urban forest parks inaugurated in Hyderabad Advertise With Us Explaining the motives, aims and objectives of the new party to The Hans India here on Thursday, MIM party president Moulana Syed Taraq Quadri, who is an advocate and general secretary of Sufi Academy and a former member of State Minorities Commission, said “Although the name of this party sounds similar to the one that exists in the Old City, the aims and objectives are not the same nor does it represent the ideology that latter owns to govern a particular community as a whole. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Majlis Inquilab-E-Millat (MIM) would function within a democratic and constitutional framework and will work for every community irrespective of caste, creed and religion at national level.” The party, he added, would focus on issues genuinely faced by the people, especially, the marginalized and underprivileged who were until now being neglected by the parties at national and regional levels. To be officially launched on this Saturday, it will reach out to people from all walks of life and raise their issues with the government by approaching the corridors of powers to get them addressed. Advertise With Us Telangana State was formed with a promise to render justice to the people of state who have suffered at the hands of Andhra rulers. However, the situation remains same even after carving out the new state wherein people continue to suffer with impractical promises and volte face leaders at the helm of affairs. Sacrifices of numerable lives during Telangana struggle cost us nothing more than a change of equations at the ruling level itself,” he bemoaned. Moulana Quadri asserted that birth of Inquilab Millat Party is a protest against the prevailing “Aya Ram Gaya Ram” culture rendering a ‘mockery of democracy’ depriving citizens of their grievances to be heard in state Assembly’s and Parliament. Public Representatives elected on particular parties Manifesto bargaining themselves for sale proceeds has made us a laughing stock in comity of nations.” Thus, the prevailing political situation in the country and especially in the State, prompted us to launch a party whose establishment itself tantamount to a protest against the totalitarian rule in the country in general and in the state in particular,” the president added.last_img read more

Top picks of Angel Broking

first_imgA man looks at a screen across the road displaying the election results on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai May 16, 2014.Reuters fileThe third quarter (October-December) has begun on a positive note for consumption companies, as could be seen from the volume sales of automobile makers and the October data for Nikkei India Manufacturing PMI, which hit a 22-month high of 54.4. Coupled with a good monsoon and its impact on rural demand in the coming months, these companies are expected to post good numbers in the coming quarters.The performance is set to reflect in the share prices of these companies, according to brokerage Angel Broking, in the wake of Q2 results, especially by automobile firms.”The management commentary of following the results indicated that some green shoots of recovery are seen in the rural market and more growth will be visible in the next few quarters,” it said in a note.”We also observe improving sales and operating margins of some companies from food processing, pesticide, paint, and plastic industries. As the consumer demand strengthens, corporate earnings are also expected to pick-up,” the Monday note added.Bonds no longer attractive In the context of falling inflation rate, interest rates are bound to fall further, making bonds unattractive as the Reserve Bank of India could effect yet another rate cut when the MPC meets next month, making stocks a better investment proposition.”Due to low yields, equity has emerged as an attractive asset class and this can clearly be seen from the negative FII inflows in the debt this year so far. In the earlier instances when FII inflows in debt were negative, equity generated strong returns in the subsequent year.”The falling bond yields and improving macros are possibly indicating that we will see a strong equity market next year and inflows will also remain strong,” Angel Broking said.Top picks of Angel BrokingIn the light of the positive factors listed above, the brokerage has picked up stocks that are expected to deliver good returns over a period of time. These include interest sensitive sectors like Dewan Housing, Mahindra Lifespace, and consumption plays like Bajaj Electrical, Amara Raja, Blue Star, Asian Granito and Mirza International.Angel BrokingDewan HousingThe brokerage expects Dewan Housing’s assets under management to grow at a CAGR of 21 percent over FY2016-18, as demand for housing in the middle- and low-income groups pick up, while PAT CAGR expected to be 23 percent. Equitas HoldingsAfter conversion to a small finance bank, the company has started raising deposits at a lower cost vs borrowings, leading to a better cost of funds. Hence, the company’s NIM is likely to remain strong at ~10-11 percent going ahead. The brokerage expects the company to post a strong loan book and earnings CAGR of 38 percent & 37 percent over FY2016-18E. The stock currently trades at 2.3x FY2018E BV.Amara Raja Batteries (ARBL)With the automotive OEMs following a policy of having multiple vendors and with ARBL’s products enjoying a strong brand recall in the replacement segment, the company is well poised to gain further market share. Given the economic recovery and market share gains, the company is expected to grow at a CAGR of 18 percent over the next two years as against industry growth of 10-12 percent.Bajaj ElectricalsWith expectation of timely execution of new projects in the E&P segment and with the Lighting and Consumer Durables segments expected to benefit from an improvement in consumer sentiments going forward, the brokerage expects the company’s top-line to grow at a CAGR of ~12 percent to Rs 5,805 crore and bottom-line to grow at a CAGR of 24 percent to Rs 147 crore over FY2016-FY2018E.Blue Star Limited (BSL)BSL is one of the largest air-conditioning companies in India. With a mere 3 percent penetration level of ACs vs 25 percent in China, the overall outlook for room air conditioner (RAC) market in India is favourable.Mirza InternationalIn the branded domestic segment, the Mumbai-based brokerage expects the company to report a ~24 percent CAGR over FY2016-18E to Rs 346 crore. It anticipates strong growth for the company on the back of (a) wide distribution reach through its 1,000+ outlets including 120 exclusive brand outlets (EBOs) in 35+ cities and the same are expected to reach 200 over the next 2-3 years and (b) strong branding (Red Tape) in the shoe segment.Siyaram Silk Mills Ltd. (SSML)SSML has strong brands which cater to premium as well as popular mass segments of the market. Further, SSML entered the ladies’ salwar kameez and ethnic wear segment. Going forward, Angel Broking believes that SSML would be able to leverage its brand equity and continue to post strong performance.The brokerage expects SSML to report a net sales CAGR of ~12 to ~ Rs 2,040 crore and adjusted net profit CAGR of ~14 percent to Rs 115 crore over FY2016-18E on back of market leadership in blended fabrics, strong brand building, wide distribution channel, strong presence in tier II and tier III cities and emphasis on latest designs and affordable pricing points. At the current market price, SSML trades at an inexpensive valuation.last_img read more

Rohingya refugee camp bursting at the seams UN

first_imgRohingya refugees wait for food near Kutupalong refugee camp after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Ukhia, Bangladesh, 6 September, 2017. Photo: ReutersAn estimated 270,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar in the past two weeks and sought refuge in Bangladesh, where two existing refugee camps are “bursting at the seams”, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday.The exodus of the minority Rohingya was triggered by insurgent attacks on 25 Aug and an army counter-offensive.Myanmar says its forces are fighting a legitimate campaign against terrorists responsible for a string of attacks on the police and army since last October. Officials blame Rohingya militants for killing non-Muslims and burning their homes.“The two refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar in southeast Bangladesh – home to nearly 34,000 Rohingya refugees before this influx – are now bursting at the seams. The population has more than doubled in two weeks, totalling more than 70,000. There is an urgent need for more land and shelters,” UNHCR said in a briefing note for reporters in Geneva.“The vast majority are women, including mothers with newborn babies, families with children. They arrive in poor condition, exhausted, hungry and desperate for shelter.”The United Nations was expecting a total refugee influx of 300,000, up from a previous estimate of 120,000, an official told Reuters on Wednesday.The International Organization for Migration said the estimate of new arrivals had increased considerably partly because of an assessment on 6 Sept, when humanitarian workers visited more locations, and found 75,000 newly arrived people in nine locations.There were 130,000 people in the registered refugee camps and three makeshift settlements, 90,000 in host communities, and “nearly 50,000 in new spontaneous settlements which are expanding quickly with people still searching for space to make temporary shelters”, an IOM statement said.“While most of Rohingya refugees arrive on foot, mostly walking through the jungle and mountains for several days, thousands are braving long and risky voyages across the rough seas of the Bay of Bengal,” UNHCR said.At least 300 boats arrived in Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday, IOM said.last_img read more

Frederick M Tillman Local Businessman Dies

first_imgFrederick Michael Tillman, an entrepreneur in the medical field for several years, died on Christmas Day of congestive heart failure. He was 72.Frederick M. TillmanTillman was born February 11, 1945, the oldest son of Frederick Thomas Tillman and Agnes Johnson Tillman Russell. He was educated in the Baltimore City Public Schools, and graduated from Baltimore City College High School in 1962. He received his B.S. degree in Biology from Morgan State College in 1966. Shortly after graduating from Morgan, Tillman embarked on a career in medical sales,  where he worked for corporations and launched his own companies as well. He retired from medical sales in 2008.Tillman was a devoted Baltimore Ravens fan, loved jazz music and was also an amateur chef, who studied at the Culinary Institute of New Orleans, under world renowned chef Emeril Lagasse.Tillman leaves to mourn: daughters Daisy Michelle Tillman and Keena Renee Story; grandchildren, Louisa and Elijah Story; sisters, Angela Tillman Matthews (Carl), Joyce Tillman Jones, and Shari Wagner Cole (Richard), along with many other family members and friends.last_img read more

Lego Chibi Transformers Are a Trifecta of Geekiness

first_imgStay on target Lego Unveils ‘Friends’ 25th Anniversary Central Perk SetThis Tree House Is Lego’s Most Sustainable Set Ever I grew up watching the original Transformers animated series on TV and spent countless hours waging battles between Dinobots and Constructicons. When I wasn’t doing that, there’s a good chance I was building things out of Lego.I never thought to combine the two the way builder Sam.C has, however. He’s posted a gallery full of his amazing Lego Chibi-formers over on Flickr… and he’s also been kind enough to let us share a few of them with you here!You can see three of his creations at the top in their robot forms: Optimus Prime, Grimlock, and Jazz. Let’s take a look at them when they’re in disguise. Here’s Optimus, who still retains a definite Chibi look even when he’s transformed and ready to roll out:And here’s Jazz, Optimus’ second in command:And last, my personal favorite, Grimlock. Sure, he’s cute, but he still looks plenty menacing:Sam’s MOCs would be great enough as individual models, but here’s the kicker: they actually do transform. No joke. Here’s a video of Sam transforming Optimus Prime:Now, no eight-year-old kid is going to be doing that anytime soon. It takes more than two minutes to complete the switch, and Sam has to make a lot of very subtle adjustments along the way to get it just right… but let’s not forget what he managed to do.Not only did Sam give his Transformers a Chibi-style makeover, but he also made them out of Lego bricks. From scratch. And he didn’t forget that the ability to transform is what makes Transformers truly awesome.Well done, Sam! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!last_img read more

VIDEO Ticked Kyrie chucked the ball in the stands after Jamal Murray

first_imgMurray may have made a mistake to go for the three to hit 50, but it’s nothing compared to the balls it took for journeyman Anthony Bowie to call a timeout in a blowout against the Pistons just to get the final assist for his first, and only triple double in 1996. Then Detroit head coach Doug Collins was ready to throw hands.‘96 Anthony Bowie goes out of his way to get his first triple double in a blowout. Doug Collins is pissed pic.twitter.com/KtXkchXypX— Steven R. Spoiler (@SteveSpoiler) October 14, 2018 Here’s a full highlight package of Murray torching Boston. Advertisement Baseball is known for it’s endless unwritten list of unwritten rules, but the NBA has a few too. Last night, Nuggets guard Jamal Murray lit up the Celtics for 48 in a 115-107 win over Boston, but the real drama came after Murray pulled the trigger during the final seconds in attempt to pad his stats and hit 50.Murray missed the shot, but Kyrie Irving was not happy he attempted it in the first place and reacted by taking Murray’s soon-to-be game ball and chucking it into the fans in the cheap seats.Kyrie threw the ball into the crowd after Jamal Murray’s attempt to make 50-points as the game ended pic.twitter.com/Vbx3oNxmaf— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) November 6, 2018 In postgame comments, Kyrie said he thought Murray taking the shot with the game decided was a “bullshit move,” but congratulated Murray on the performance and said he’s moving on. Kyrie Irving admits he was bothered by Jamal Murray’s late shot for 50 (called it a “bullshit move”). But stressed he didn’t want to make a big deal of it and praised Murray’s performance overall. pic.twitter.com/avJyodr7dS— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) November 6, 2018last_img read more

Mortgage Rates Rise With Higher Treasury Yields

first_img Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Bankrate Federal Reserve Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac Home Sales Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Refinance Service Providers Unemployment 2012-03-15 Carrie Bay Mortgage Rates Rise With Higher Treasury Yields Share in Data, Origination, Secondary Marketcenter_img March 15, 2012 379 Views The days of record-low mortgage rates may be in our rearview mirror. Rates for all loan products headed higher this week ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô and by more than just the incremental 1 or 2 basis points. [IMAGE]Analysts attribute the rise to increasing bond yields, driven by investors’ growing confidence in the economy, positive employment data, and recent evidence from the Federal Reserve’s stress tests that indicates banks have strengthened capital levels enough to maintain operations and continue lending through another hypothetical recession.””An upbeat employment report for February caused U.S. Treasury bond yields to increase over the week and mortgage rates followed,”” according to Frank Nothaft, Freddie Mac’s chief economist.Studies from both “”Freddie Mac””:http://www.freddiemac.com and “”Bankrate””:http://www.bankrate.com showed the same measurable increases across-the-board. The GSE reports the average rate for a 30-year conforming mortgage at 3.92 percent (0.8 point) for the week ending March 15, up from 3.88 percent last week.[COLUMN_BREAK]Despite the increase, the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage has been below 4.00 percent for 15 consecutive weeks in “”Freddie Mac’s study””:http://www.freddiemac.com/pmms/, helping to keep homebuyer affordability high. The GSE averages rate data from 125 lenders across the country. “”Bankrate’s study””:http://www.bankrate.com/finance/news/mortgages-rise-keep-refinance-alive.aspx?ic_id=Top_Financial%20News%20Center_link_1 zeros in on rate quotes from the 10 largest lenders in the 10 largest markets. That analysis put the 30-year rate at an average of 4.15 percent (0.40 point) this week, up from 4.11 percent last week. The average 15-year fixed mortgage stepped up from 3.34 percent last week to 3.38 percent (0.33 point), according to Bankrate, while the jumbo 30-year fixed mortgage jumped to a three-month high of 4.73 percent, soaring 10 basis points from 4.63 percent last week. Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) were mostly higher as well in Bankrate’s study, with the average 5-year ARM rising to 3.14 percent (0.33 point) and the 7-year ARM climbing to 3.33 percent. Freddie Mac’s study found the 15-year fixed mortgage averaging 3.16 percent (0.8 point) this week, up from 3.13 percent last week. The GSE reports the average rate for a 5-year ARM to have ascended 2 basis points to 2.83 percent (0.8 point) this week, and the 1-year ARM posting a 6 basis point increase to 2.79 percent (0.6 point).Dan Green is a loan officer with Waterstone Mortgage in Cincinnati and a “”regular blogger””:http://themortgagereports.com/8387/mortgage-rates-harp-retail-sales on issues affecting the housing market, and mortgage rates in particular. He says rates have been low because of the weak U.S. economy and with the economy now showing signs of strengthening, we should expect mortgage rates to continue to rise.last_img read more