Unsettling Canada InFocus

first_imgAPTN InFocus with Cheryl McKenzie:In his new book, Unsettling Canada: A National Wake Up Call, Arthur Manuel shares his family’s story of resistance.The book is co-written by Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson.They argue Canada’s “most glaring piece of unfinished business” is “the place of Indigenous peoples within the country’s political and economic space.”Arthur Manuel and Leah Gazan join Cheryl McKenzie in-studio.last_img

Charges laid after fireworks fired at Justice For Our Stolen Children camp

first_imgAPTN NewsRegina Police have charged a man after fireworks were shot at the “Justice For Our Stolen Children” camp over the weekend.The incident happened around 2 a.m. Sunday morning.Police were called to Wascana Park in Regina after reports that a man got out car and “discharged” the roman candle, which shot multiple flammable projectiles toward the protest camp” before driving off.Brent Holland, 25, of Yorkton, Saskatchewan has been charged with assault with a weapon, mischief, uttering threats and arson with disregard for human life.Police say no one was hurt.A spokesperson for the camp says the incident was alarming but the “injustices of Indigenous people and toward our children as a result of our government structures is far more worrisome.”The “Justice for our Stolen Children” camp was set up to draw attention to systemic injustice and racism in Canada.news@aptn.ca@aptnnewslast_img read more

Fifth annual Healing the Streets smudge takes place in Edmonton

first_imgChris StewartAPTN NewsFive years ago a handful of residents gathered on the streets of Edmonton in the hopes of reducing violence crime by smudging the streets.Healing the Streets as it’s called has now become an annual event.And five years on, it’s bigger than ever.cstewart@aptn.ca@aptnchrislast_img

Knowledge gained at Museum of Historys internship program is meant to be

first_imgTodd LamirandeAPTN NewsAriane Xay Kuyaas calls the National Museum of History’s Indigenous Internship a great experience.“You learn a lot,” she said. “And it’s kind of for me, for coming from so far away but coming to things that are from my own village or my own area and seeing that the mastery of it.”During her research placement, Xay Kuyaas learned about her own culture and about how different shaped baskets had different names in the Haida language.She blames colonization for that lack of knowledge about her own culture but she’s determined to change that.“At home we may not have those types of baskets anymore. We might not because it was all taken away. So it was sleeping. But now I can come home with more knowledge for our community.”The program has been up and running since 1993 and since that time, 124 interns have participated.“They come here to acquire more experience or there’s a lot of people that already have an interest and they want to know if it’s worth pursuing like studies over this,” said program coordinator, Gaëlle Mollen.Xay Kuyaas first visited the Museum of History, formerly known as the Museum of Civilization located in Gatineau, Que., a decade ago and learned about the internship program – but didn’t apply.“I was shy and I’m like not in university,” she said. “I don’t know if I could apply for something like that. And then I saw the application come around and I didn’t apply.”Mollen says an academic background is not necessary.“It’s not a requirement  to have a diploma, we just ask to have a high school diploma,” said Mollen. “And if you don’t have any high school diploma just have experience in the museum field or in cultural centres.”In fact, cultural experience can account for a lot when applying. Something Xay Kuyaas had knowledge about, having learned weaving techniques from her aunt since she was 14.So 10 years later when the opportunity to apply again came up, she didn’t hesitate.Mollen said interns learn a lot about how museums operate in their 8 month stay.“They have several placements in different divisions: collection, conservation, research, public affairs, exhibition and museum services.”The deadline to apply for the internship this year is April 14.tlamirande@aptn.ca@toddlamirandelast_img read more

CRTC weighs impact on revised wireless code following Rogers request for delay

first_imgTORONTO – It’s all but certain that the Canadian telecom industry’s revised wireless code of conduct won’t be fully implemented before Christmas, including a change in the way customers are billed when data usage goes over their contract’s limit.While the CRTC hasn’t ruled yet on a delay requested by Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B) due to the complexity of adjusting its IT system, the regulator has agreed to consider it quickly.“Staff considers that a timely determination of the substantive issues raised in the application will assist with consumers’ ability to make informed decisions about their wireless services, a key objective of the wireless code,” Nanao Kachi, the CRTC’s director for social and consumer policy, wrote in a Nov. 10 letter to Rogers.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has also given the other wireless carriers to Friday to comment — opening the door to other requests from Rogers Communication’s intensely competitive rivals.The CRTC had given the industry until Dec. 1 to make a number of changes to how they do business with consumers.Among other things, the regulator announced in June that only the wireless account holder,not the device holder, on family or shared plans can consent to overage and roaming charges, unless others on the plan are expressly authorized to approve the costs.The revised wireless code, which originally went into effect in 2013, would tie data caps for shared plans to single accounts, no matter how many devices are listed.It also calls for the elimination of the carriers’ ability to charge customers for unlocking their devices, so they can work an a competitor’s network.An emailed statement from Rogers on Tuesday said it will have “the vast majority” of required changes in place by Dec. 1, including elimination of its unlocking fees.But the company added, “There are a few areas where we need some more time to put in place the technical and billing system changes, and the customer impact is very low.”Meanwhile, the CRTC has asked other carriers to say whether they think Rogers should be required to notify all of its affected retail mobile wireless voice and data customers of the specific delays.The CRTC also asks if Rogers should advise its customers how they’ll be credited for amounts charged in excess of the revised code’s caps until it fully implements the changes.A statement from Telus Corp. (TSX:T) on Tuesday didn’t address the billing issue but said that all devices it launched this fall have been unlocked and “we are beginning to sell many of our existing Apple and Android devices unlocked.”BCE Inc.’s Bell Canada (TSX:BCE), Quebecor’s Videotron (TSX:QBR.B) and Shaw’s Freedom Mobile (TSX:SJR.B) hadn’t commented on their positions by late Tuesday.last_img read more

Las Vegas hotels bet on technology to attract dazzle guests

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. – It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice and lime wedges, no need for the modern hassle of placing a phone call.Thousands of guests at some of Las Vegas’ casino-hotels also can get towels, food and toiletries delivered with just a few taps on their smartphone. It comes as the staples of hotel room technology — a phone on a nightstand and a flat-screen TV — aren’t cutting it anymore in the hypercompetitive world of Sin City tourism.Guests can use tablets to control room features like lights and temperature. Shower infusers and special lights promise travellers a chance to recharge. And a 4-foot-tall (1-meter-tall) robot can point visitors to the nearest ATM. In the battle for millions of Las Vegas’ tourists, voice-assisted speakers and purification systems also are part of the push to attract ever-more-demanding customers and keep them coming back.“The hotel brands or the casino brands are trying to make themselves evolve to become more relevant to a younger audience that is highly technologically enabled,” said Robert Rippee, director of the Hospitality Lab at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.Las Vegas hotels are not the only ones using such technology. The Acme Hotel Co. in Chicago put an Amazon Echo in every room and the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills, California, has equipped rooms with iPads. But what sets Sin City properties apart is the volume of guests they handle, which can test the technology that must be easy to understand.“Let’s say the tablet is a Microsoft Surface, but the tablet you use is an iPad, so you immediately have a gap,” Rippee said. “You, as the user, now have to learn to use a product an operating system you are unfamiliar with. If you are here for two nights, you are going to discard it.”Caesars Entertainment launched a texting service at its 3,976-room Caesars Palace casino-hotel on the Las Vegas Strip in August, months after rolling it out at two boutique hotels. Senior vice-president and chief experience officer Michael Marino said the service aims to improve guests’ stay after the company noticed a dip in phone calls.“It’s not like they have less needs, it’s just that something has happened over the last couple of years where people just don’t like to call people anymore,” Marino said.Four properties now have the service named Ivy, which the company credits for higher scores of two of its hotels on travel review website TripAdvisor.The service uses artificial intelligence to automatically answer common questions and requests, such as gym location and hours of operation. But trained staffers type back responses to more complex inquiries such as where Muslims should face to pray in the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca.“The window of your room faces to the East. If you pray facing the window, you will be oriented towards Mecca,” Ivy answered within two minutes.The Cosmopolitan casino-hotel also launched a chatbot a year ago, around the same time Wynn Resorts announced that an Amazon Echo would be installed in every room of the Wynn Las Vegas casino-hotel.At the Aria and Vdara hotels, each room is equipped with a tablet with applications that allow guests to schedule breakfast delivery, access thousands of publications and adjust temperature and lights. Travelers also can choose special rooms at the MGM Grand and The Mirage with several lighting options, including one that helps the body’s internal clock, and a device that infuses the shower’s water with vitamin C.Meanwhile, a shiny white, wide-eyed standing robot named Pepper in the lobby of the luxury Mandarin Oriental hotel can answer a set of preprogrammed questions, including checkout time, how to connect to the Wi-Fi network and the location of the spa.“I’ve seen robots on TV, but never in person. It’s so cute,” said Ana Rosa Santiago, a Miami resident who took a selfie with Pepper. “I already sent it to all my family.”___Follow Regina Garcia Cano on Twitter at https://twitter.com/reginagarciakNO .last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,034.53, down 31.08 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 18 cents, or 1.61 per cent, to $11.33 on 25 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down 48 cents, or 4.87 per cent, to $9.37 on 9.3 million shares.BioAmber Inc. (TSX:BIOA). Chemicals. Down 12.5 cents, or 52.08 per cent, to 11.5 cents on 8.1 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down seven cents, or 2.19 per cent, to $3.13 on 7.3 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up $1.02, or 3.76 per cent, to $28.17 on 6.9 million shares.Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN). Miner. Up nine cents, or 1.16 per cent, to $7.87 on 6.7 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Aecon Group Inc. (TSX:ARE). Engineering and construction. Up one cent, or 0.05 per cent, to $19.50 on 258,808 shares. The Calgary-based company is pushing back against criticism of the sale of the company to Chinese state-owned firm CCCC International Holding Ltd. The proposed $1.5-billion sale, which shareholders approved in December, has prompted calls for a formal national security review and still requires clearance through the Investment Canada Act. The security concerns stems in part from Aecon’s work in the nuclear industry.last_img read more

Metals miner Sherritt says it has developed oilsands partial upgrading technology

first_imgCALGARY – Toronto-based miner Sherritt International Corp. says it has developed a partial upgrading technology for the oilsands that could qualify for a $1-billion incentive program recently announced by the Alberta government.CEO David Pathe says the company has completed successful laboratory testing of the process at its facility in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., and is now looking for an industry partner to help test it on a larger scale.The technology borrows from Sherritt’s research into the use of autoclaves, containers for chemical reactions using high pressure and temperatures, in metals processing.Pathe says the process involves stirring hydrogen into the bitumen under pressure at high temperature in the presence of a proprietary catalyst to create a lighter barrel of oil that will flow in a pipeline without being diluted.Diluent is expensive and takes away precious export pipeline space for Alberta’s growing production of bitumen.That’s why Alberta announced in February a $1-billion loan guarantee and grant program to begin next year through which it hopes to attract two to five partial bitumen upgrading facilities worth $5 billion in private investment.“One of the advantages of our (technology) is that it’s not like other partial upgrading where you leave behind large volumes of low-quality slag or coke,” said Pathe.“Instead of stripping out low-grade carbon, we’re adding hydrogen and actually maintaining the liquid volumes.”He says the resulting product will likely command a premium price because it will contain less sulphur and heavy metals.The company is active in several resource industries, primarily in Madagascar and in Cuba, where it has nickel and oil operations.Companies in this story: (TSX:S)last_img read more

Two Indigenous protesters ordered to end protest at fish company

first_imgVANCOUVER – Fish farming company Marine Harvest says the B-C Supreme Court has ordered two Indigenous protesters, who have occupied the company’s houses and dock at Swanson Island for months, to leave by Saturday evening pending an upcoming hearing.Marine Harvest says the court also ordered them not to board or interfere with any of Marine Harvest’s salmon farms operating in the area.It says the order is pending a June 25 hearing of an application by Marine Harvest for a broader injunction order.Court documents filed by Ernest Alfred and Karissa Glendale, who are named as defendants, say they and many others from the ‘Namgis First Nation and surrounding First Nations are opposed to open-net fish farms in ocean waters in their traditional territories.They say they are legitimately concerned about the impacts the farms have on local fish and sea life.They say that as local Indigenous people in an area subject to ongoing Aboriginal title litigation, they have the right and responsibility to peacefully witness and observe fish farms and that an injunction sought by the company limiting them from within 20 metres of its fish farms is “overbroad.”Alfred called the injunction a “small setback” for the occupation, which has been ongoing for 268 days, and said he would respect the law.“I believe that fish farms will be a stain on our people’s history, and that when we look back at this time, we will celebrate our efforts and we will remind our children and our grandchildren about the time we just about lost our salmon,” Alfred said in an interview.“I firmly believe that the moment we remove these pens, we relieve the salmon of one their biggest threats.”Marine Harvest was previously granted an injunction against protesters who were occupying its Midsummer Island salmon farm in December 2017.Court records say the conditions of adjournment in the current case would be “similar” to those ordered in December 2017.It says if persons re-occupy any of the sites in the undertaking, the company may reset an application in relation to that activity on 48 hours’ notice.In a statement, Marine Harvest spokesman Jeremy Dunn says the occupiers are interfering with the company’s “legitimate activities.”“Meaningful dialogue with First Nations in the Broughton Archipelago, where we have been operating salmon farms for 30 years, remains a priority for Marine Harvest. Unfortunately, our efforts to date have not been successful, but we remain hopeful,” Dunn said in a statement.last_img read more

Business Highlights

first_img___Black Friday shoppers ditch their computers, flock to storesNEW YORK (AP) — Retailers are offering much of their Black Friday deals online, but shoppers still showed up at malls and stores around the country looking for discounts — and to take in the scene. Black Friday is expected to be the busiest shopping day of the year, according to ShopperTrak. Sales are expected to hit $23 billion on Friday, up from $21 billion during the same year-ago period, according to MasterCard SpendingPulse, which tracks all forms of payment, including cash.___A holiday miracle? Stores try to cut down on long linesNEW YORK (AP) — Retailers will once again offer big deals and early hours to lure shoppers into their stores for Black Friday. But they’ll also try to get shoppers out of their stores faster by minimizing the thing they hate most: long lines. At Macy’s, shoppers can scan and pay for goods on their own smartphones. And at Target, Walmart and others, workers will be sent to store aisles to check customers out on mobile devices. Retailers hope the changes will make in-store shopping less of a hassle.___Adults want cozy, kids want gross: 4 holiday trends to watchNEW YORK (AP) — Cozy sweaters and soft pyjamas are in for adults. Kids, meanwhile, are asking for board games featuring fake poop and pimples. Those are just some of the trends expected this holiday season, when shoppers are projected to spend as much as $720 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. Kohl’s, for example, is pushing soft sweaters and fuzzy mules. And gross-out games like Pimple Pete are popular.___S&P 500 slides into ‘correction’ for second time this yearU.S. stocks closed lower Friday, bumping the benchmark S&P 500 index into a correction, or drop of 10 per cent or more from its recent all-time high in September. Energy companies led the market slide as the price of U.S. crude oil tumbled to its lowest level in more than a year, reflecting worries among traders that a slowing global economy could hurt demand for oil.___Japan’s Osaka to host 2025 World Expo, beating Russian cityPARIS (AP) — The Japanese city of Osaka will host the World Expo in 2025, after beating out cities in Russia and Azerbaijan. They all wanted to attract an event expected to draw millions of visitors and showcase the local economy and culture. Shouts of joy in Japanese rose up in the Paris auditorium where the 170 member states of the Bureau International des Expositions voted Friday in favour of Osaka’s bid.___GM under investigation for faulty brake vacuum pumpsRegulators are investigating poor brake performance on 2.7 million GM pickups and SUVs. The NHTSA has received reports of nine crashes and two injuries___Nissan board fires Ghosn as chairman following arrestTOKYO (AP) — Nissan has fired Carlos Ghosn as chairman in a dramatic end to the powerful executive’s nearly two decade reign at the Japanese automaker. The company says its own investigation detected serious misconduct, including under-reporting of Ghosh’s income and misuse of company assets. Nissan Motor Co. said its board of directors met for several hours Thursday and voted unanimously to dismiss Ghosn. Prosecutors say he is suspected of under-reporting $44.6 million in income from 2011 to 2015.___Cyber Monday shoppers will see more sites charging sales taxWASHINGTON (AP) — Shoppers heading online to purchase holiday gifts will find they’re being charged sales tax at some websites where they weren’t before. The reason: the Supreme Court. A June ruling gave states the go-ahead to require more companies to collect sales tax on online purchases. Now, more than two dozen have moved to take advantage of the ruling, many ahead of the busy holiday shopping season.___The S&P 500 index fell 17.37 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 2,632.56. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 178.74 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 24,285.95. The Nasdaq composite dropped 33.27 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 6,938.98. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 0.40 points, or 0.03 per cent, to 1,488.68.The benchmark U.S. crude contract slid 7.7 per cent to settle at $50.42 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, the international standard, lost 6.1 per cent to close at $58.80 per barrel in London. Wholesale gasoline plunged 7.9 per cent to $1.39 a gallon. Heating oil lost 4.8 per cent to $1.88 a gallon. Natural gas fell 3.2 per cent to $4.31 per 1,000 cubic feet.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Kinder Morgan Canada income falls despite rise in pipeline and terminals revenue

first_imgCALGARY — Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. is reporting second-quarter income from continuing operations of $21.6 million, a decrease of $1.9 million from the second quarter of 2018.Earnings were boosted in the second quarter of 2018 by the gain on the sale of an Edmonton area pipeline segment, resulting in an apparent five per cent decline in the recent period.Excluding that gain, however, the segment was actually up 15 per cent, driven by storage capacity additions at its Edmonton terminal joint venture, the company said. Kinder Morgan says revenue rose in the three months ended June 30 to $104.9 million, up from $95.7 million in the same period of 2018, thanks to strong performance from its pipelines and terminals.Kinder Morgan Canada announced in May it had decided to remain a stand-alone public company after a strategic review of options that could have included the sale of part or all of the corporation.The company was spun off from its American parent, Kinder Morgan, Inc., in mid-2017 to raise money to build the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion but it sold the pipeline and its expansion project to the federal government for $4.5 billion last summer.last_img read more

Local company Beescause recognized on a global platform

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local company Beescause has been recognized by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in their ‘Forces for Change’ campaign.Beescause was created as a way to help change the future for bees as bee populations are declining at what the company shares, is at an alarming rate.By manufacturing be hives and facilitating placement for people to ‘foster hives’ the hives the company is bringing back bee colonies with the help of foster placements and the sales of bracelets to fund the making of hives. Beescause was highlighted on a global platform when Meghan Markle and Prince Harry put out to their Instagram followers to help them find 15 grassroots organizations that are lesser-known forces of change, to help shine a light on them.To view Beescause, CLICK HERE To view the Duke and Duchess Instagram; @sussexroyallast_img read more

Two held for shooting at auto driver during robbery bid

first_imgGreater Noida: Gautam Buddh Nagar police have arrested two persons who allegedly shot at an auto driver during a robbery bid in Kasna area of Greater Noida, on February 4. Police said that the accused persons shot the auto driver in his leg when he tried to resist the robbery attempt.According to police, the accused were identified as Sonu Sharma, a native of Cheersi village in Greater Noida and Sumit Chauhan, a native of Chhidawali village in Aligarh district. Cops said that Sonu worked as a bouncer at a housing society of Greater Noida while the 3rd accused identified as Vikas is still at large. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items”Acting on a tip-off received, the arrest was made on Monday morning from ATS roundabout in Greater Noida. Police intercepted the duo accused who were travelling in a wagon R car which they had also used in the robbery and arrested them,” said Vaibhav Krishna, Senior Superintendent of Police, Gautam Buddh Nagar. The officer further said that the robbery bid was planned by Sonu while he had also used his licensed pistol in the incident. “During sustained interrogations, it came to light that the gun belonged to Sonu. The accused persons confessed to have committed the crime and told police that Sonu had planned the robbery while Sumit boarded the auto rickshaw as passenger and later Sonu and Vikas intercepted the rickshaw with car and robbed the auto driver with his phone and case. During the robbery attempt, Vikas had shot the auto driver in his leg when he tried to resist the robbery,” added Krishna. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderCops said that both the arrested accused have been booked under sections 394 (causing voluntarily hurt), 411 (Dishonestly receiving stolen property) along with sections of the Arms Act under the Indian Penal Code. The robbery incident took place on February 4 when the accused allegedly shot a Kaushkendra, a 19-year-old auto rickshaw driver, in the leg after he tried to resist the robbery attempt in sector Chi 3 in Kasna area of Greater Noida.last_img read more

Decision on funding to Jet Airways to be on collective basis says

first_imgMumbai: State-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) Wednesday said any decision to provide emergency funds to cash-strapped Jet Airways will be taken collectively by the lenders and not on a standalone basis. The assertion comes in the backdrop of media reports that PNB had approved Rs 2,050 crore of emergency funding to Jet Airways, for which lenders are considering a resolution plan under Project Sashakt. In a filing to exchanges, Jet Airways had earlier clarified it has not received any fresh loan from PNB. “No, we are going (on decision to lend further to Jet Airways) collectively. The resolution will come with the participation of the stakeholders and we are working on it,” the bank’s managing director and CEO, Sunil Mehta, told reporters when asked whether the lender was considering fresh funds to the loss-making Carrier on a standalone basis. Mehta was speaking at the sidelines of the Ficci-IBA event here Thursday. Any emergency funding to Jet Airways will be part of the resolution package, he said. Mehta said the resolution plan for the airline is under deliberation at the joint lender forum and the lead banker, State Bank of India, is in discussion with various stake holders. Bank of India’s managing director and CEO Dinabandhu Mohapatra, who was also present at the event, said bankers are supporting the resolution plan for the airline. “Unless you support, there will be destruction of value. We have to protect the value and the airline,” Mohapatra told reporters. Jet Airways has a debt of over Rs 8,000 crore and needs to make repayments of up to Rs 1,700 crore by the end of March. The airline, has however, already defaulted on repayments on external commercial borrowings due to the paucity of funds. The acute liquidity crunch has forced it to ground aircraft, shut down stations and delay salary payments to its pilots and engineers along with other senior staff. It has been looking at various ways to raise funds. On March 8, Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal wrote to Etihad Airways Group CEO Tony Douglas seeking an urgent funding of Rs 750 crore under an MoU signed between various stakeholders. Etihad Board, however, has reportedly not taken a final decision on the pact. Last month, shareholders of Jet Airways cleared approved conversion of loan into shares and other proposals. On 14 February, Jet Airways’ board approved a bank-Led Provisional Resolution Plan (BLPRP), whereby lenders would become the largest shareholders in the airline. Following approval from the shareholders, part of debt would be converted into 11.4 crore shares at a consideration of Re 1 apiece as per the RBI norms.last_img read more

Man held with pistol bullets at Kolkata airport

first_imgKolkata: A Chennai-bound man has been apprehended at the airport here for allegedly carrying a pistol and live bullets, a CISF official said Friday. B K Munda, a resident of Jharkhand, was going through security checks at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport when a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel detected the weapon and seven bullets in his hand baggage, said the official. “A .32 bore calibre pistol and seven live bullets were recovered from the man. He has been handed over to the police as he could not produce valid documents for carrying the firearm and ammunition,” he added. The man was supposed to take a flight to Chennai, he said, adding the passenger was booked under relevant sections of the Arms Act. Arms and ammunition are not allowed to be carried by passengers as per Indian aviation security rules.last_img read more

BJP accuses AAP of violating MCC

first_imgNew Delhi: With the first phase of polling already having ended, and polling in Delhi to be held on May 12, Delhi BJP General Secretary Rajesh Bhatia has come up with fresh allegations against the Aam Aadmi Party for violating the Model Code of Conduct, thus lodging a written complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer of the Capital.The senior party leader said that he found big hoardings with photographs of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderSatyendar Jain on a mohalla clinic in Sarita Vihar. “This is a clear violation of the Code of Conduct. On the 8th April, a complaint was made through cVIGIL App to the Election Commission but no action was taken on the complaint and thereafter a complaint letter was sent to the Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi,” he said. Further making accusations against one of the major opposition parties in Delhi, Bhatia said that AAP has continuously violated terms of the MCC by using government buildings, buses, and schools for publicising their political campaign. “Kejriwal is misusing government buildings for his party’s political gains,” he said, demanding stern action from the Chief Electoral Commissioner on the issue.last_img read more

Beat summer heat with latest blunt haircuts

first_imgSummer is here and in this heat it becomes difficult to carry long tresses. To withstand the hot weather, blunt cuts can act as a saviour for women. Stylists have listed a few blunt haircuts: Short blunt with front fringe: Short blunt is basically touching your earlobes. In front, you can have a deep fringe, this will give you a really cool and chic look. Lob: Lob is basically the long blunt. Here the hair are shoulder touching, cut in a straight line. Long layered pixie: Short hair, long pixie, it’s surely an adorable combination. It’s lengthy enough to play with at the front and short at the back. This can even make you look longer with short layers at the back. Long blunt: Hair are kept pointed, edgy and are kept long upto the waist line. These are kept extreme straight and are cut through clippers. Straight and sleek strands: If you are looking to experiment with short layered haircuts that are sleek and easy to style, then this inverted bob style is the best thing to flaunt.last_img read more

4472 polling recorded in Jharkhand

first_imgRanchi: Jharkhand on Sunday recorded 44.72 per cent polling till 1 p.m. for four of the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state. Giridih recorded 45.55 per cent voter turnout, Dhanbad 40.92, Jamshedpur 47.34 and Singhbhum or Chaibasa 46.35 per cent. Voting began at 7 a.m. and will end at 4 p.m. Nearly 67 lakh voters are eligible to vote during the day. More than 200 companies of security forces have been deployed at 8,300 polling booths. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkJharkahnd Mukti Morcha (JMM) President Shibu Soren voted in Bokaro. Chief Minister Raghubar Das voted along with his family members at Jamshedpur. In this third phase of polling in Jharkhand, there are 67 candidates. The battle in Giridih is between All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU) nominee and state Water Resources Minister Chandraprakash Chowdhary and Jagannath Mahto of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM). In Dhanbad, P.N. Singh of the BJP is taking on Kirti Azad, the BJP-rebel nominated by the Congress. In the steel city of Jamshedpur, the contest is between Vidyut Baran Mahto of the BJP and Champai Soren of the JMM. In Singhbhum, Laxman Giluwa of the BJP is pitted against Geeta Koda of the Congress.last_img read more

Two persons involved in train dacoity arrested

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Railway Police arrested two persons involved in train dacoity case of Gold Jewellery (worth Rs 40-45 lakhs) happened between Sadar Bazaar and New Delhi railways stations.Police identified the accused as Mukesh Kumar Sharma (34) and Dinesh (29) (mastermind). The complainant (38), native of Bihar, reported that on May 9, he collected gold jewellery to be delivered to jewellers in Bihar from Kucha Mahajani in Chandni Chowk. At about 7. 00 pm, he boarded in a local train from Sadar Bazar for New Delhi Railway Station. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarSoon after the train left, four persons started beating him in the train robbed all the jewellery from him. After committing robbery the assailants jumped off the moving train. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Railway) Dinesh Kumar Gupta said that after detailed investigation they zeroed down Dinesh who was apprehended from Bihar. The accused had suffered huge losses of about 10 lakhs in MCX commodity trading. “The other accused Sharma was under debt and in desperate need of money. The main accused was in contact with Santosh Kumar Paswan, who also worked with the jewellers in Kucha Mahajani. In the last week of April 2019, the trio gathered for a cocktail party and discussed a plan to rob the gold carriers,” said DCP Railway. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in Dwarka”They decided in the meeting that Mukesh will inform about the arrival and departure of gold carriers to Dinesh, who in turn will inform Santosh who with the help of other persons will execute the robbery,” police said. As planned, on May 9 Mukesh informed the mastermind about a complainant who further informed and alerted other accused. Thereafter, Santosh along with his associates committed the crime. The team formed under the leadership of Joint CP (Transport Range) Atul Katiyar made the arrest.last_img read more

Karim Bellarabi Turns His Back to Morocco Likely to Play for

Rabat – In a scenario similar to that of Barcelona’s striker Mounir Haddadi, it seems that Morocco is on its way to lose another great player. According to German newspaper, DW, Morocco-German player Karim Ballarabi was called up by German coach Joachim Low, to play with Mannschaft in its two upcoming matches against Poland and Ireland on 11 and 14 October.“Karim Bellarabi has earned his chance at his club with some excellent performances,” Joachim Löw was quoted by DW as saying. “He is incredibly strong in one-on-one situations and is an excellent alternative in our campaign,” he added. During a meeting with Moroccan coach Bado Zaki, Bayer Leverkusen winger Karim Bellarabi, who was born to a German mother and a Moroccan father, agreed to defend the colors of the national team.Following that meeting, Zaki included Bellarabi in the list of players called up for the friendly matches the Atlas Lions are expected to play in October against Kenya and the Republic of Central Africa. But the players hesitated to confirm his decision to play for Morocco and asked the Moroccan coach to give him some time in order to make a final decision.But with the German coach decision to call up Bellarabi for its upcoming matches, the striker is put in the same delicate situation as Mounir Haddadi last month when he was called up by the Spanish coach Vicente Del Bosque to play with the Spanish team.In the likely scenario Bellarabi decides to play for Germany, it will be the second great player Morocco loses in less than a month.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more