Besides the burnished name

first_imgWhat did the recently concluded NITI Aayog meet chaired by the Prime Minister of India achieve in real terms? How many of its recommendations of the past four meetings were considered by the Union government with real help being extended to states which were described by the PM as members of Team India? Like in the earlier four meetings, the fifth meeting was also expected to discuss important subjects. The council, the apex body of NITI Aayog, includes all Chief Ministers, Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories, several Union Ministers and senior government officials. Also Read – A special kind of bondHeaded by the Prime Minister, the Governing Council meets regularly, and its first meeting took place on February 8, 2015. In the first meeting, the Prime Minister laid down the key mandates of NITI Aayog such as fostering cooperative federalism and addressing national issues through active participation of the states. The second meeting of council on July 15, 2015, reviewed the progress made by the three sub-groups of Chief Ministers and the two task forces. Also Read – Insider threat managementIn the third meeting of the council on April 23, 2017, Modi had pitched for conducting simultaneous elections of the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies and shifting to a January-December fiscal year. The fourth meeting of the council on June 17, 2018, deliberated upon measures taken to double farmers’ income and the progress of government’s flagship schemes. None of the outcomes of those meetings took real shape in effect. The fifth meeting among others discussed subjects including major issues concerning water management, agriculture, and aspirational district programme. Besides, the council also deliberated on security issues in districts impacted by left-wing extremism in states like Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. The best example of flouting NITI Aayog recommendations is that of Telangana State wherein despite it recommending a grant of Rs 24,000 crores for Mission Bhagiratha and Mission Kakatiya, the Centre did not give even a single rupee. Even for the world’s largest multi-stage lift irrigation, Kaleshwaram Project, which will provide assured irrigation to 45 lakhs of acres in Telangana besides meeting drinking water and industrial water requirements, the Centre has not given a single rupee despite the NITI Aayog recommendation. Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, during the third NITI Aayog meeting, pitched for various measures to pull the farming sector in the country out of distress. CM brought to the notice of NITI Aayog and PM about several steps to address the agrarian distress and to revive the farm sector in Telangana and to revamp the rural economy by reviving traditional activities such as sheep rearing, fisheries dairy, etc. KCR requested the Central government support to such initiatives by the state governments to address the agrarian distress. Nothing happened subsequently. At the fourth meeting of NITI Aayog, Chief Minister KCR asked the Centre to encourage fast-growing states such as Telangana by giving tax incentives if additional devolution of funds linked to performance is not possible as the prosperity of the country lies in the growth of states. He also wanted to link the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) to agriculture as part of the need to focus on agriculture and allied activities as an integrated sector. Stressing on the need of cooperative federalism, often talked about by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the CM wanted more freedom to states in the implementation of schemes in the areas such as health, education, urban development, agriculture, and rural development. CM also mentioned about Telangana’s Rythu Bandhu scheme. No concrete steps were initiated to take cognizance of CM KCR’s suggestions nor, for that matter, any other CM’s suggestions. In fact, CM while participating in a discussion on “Emerging Markets at Cross Roads” at the World Economic Forum Meeting in China in September 2015, strongly supported initiatives of PM and his concept of NITI Aayog. He said, “In place of the earlier Planning Commission an organisation called NITI Aayog consisting of all the Chief Ministers of all the states with Prime Minister as its Chairman has come into existence. We call this as Team India. With Prime Minister as Chairman and CMs as members, we all together plan the development of the country as a whole and also the states’ development as well”. Is it happening the way he anticipated then? Against this background, the fifth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog was held under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhawan on June 15. It was attended by 26 chief ministers and others. Telangana CM did not attend the meeting may be due to preoccupation with prior commitments. As usual, setting the tone of the meeting, PM mentioned about Team India concept and highlighted with all lofty narratives of the importance of NITI Aayog meet as a platform to inspire cooperative federalism, to collectively combat poverty, unemployment, drought, pollution, pockets of under-development and all such factors that constrain India’s progress. As in the earlier four meetings, PM welcomed constructive discussion and suggestions made by various Chief Ministers and assured the Council that these suggestions would be seriously considered in the course of the decision-making. There was broad consensus on reducing water wastage, promoting efficient water conservation practices across states, with rain-water harvesting to be undertaken at the household and community level with proactive policy and investment support. Various Chief Ministers presented best practices from their respective states which can serve as templates for replication across the country. The Council also deliberated upon a closely related and deeply important issue of drought management and associate relief measures. It also reviewed the implementation of the Aspirational Districts Programme. PM also reaffirmed the commitment of the government to combat left-wing extremism. As usual, the courtesies were exchanged and the Prime Minister thanked chief ministers for their suggestions and reiterated that the Union government is keen to partner with states and work together for India’s development. The NITI Aayog which was mandated with fostering cooperative federalism through structured support initiatives and mechanisms with states on a continuous basis, recognising that strong states make a strong nation has not been successful in its objective. Though it seeks to design and assist the implementation of strategic, long-term policy frameworks and programme initiatives of state governments, it never gives any proper directive to the Union government to realise this. The Governing Council, which is supposed to embody the objective of cooperative federalism seldom adheres to it. (The author is Chief PRO to Telangana CM. Views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Air India disinvestment Yes Foreign ownership No Govt

first_imgNew Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday said the government was committed to “strategic disinvestment” of Air India due to “unsustainable debt burden” but promised that the national carrier will remain with an Indian entity. Responding to supplementaries during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha, Puri also said that though Air India was doing “extremely well”, the debt burden on the carrier was unsustainable. He said the decision on Air India’s privatization was for the benefit of citizens and the government will do its best to ensure that the company was purchased by an Indian entity. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep”It is not the government which has failed to attract the passengers. Air India in fact is a first class asset. It has 125 planes. Half of them fly to 40 international directions and 80 to domestic destinations. It is doing extremely well. “The problem is that it has taken an unsustainable debt burden. It is servicing of that debt burden which is a problem,” Puri said. Replying to a question from Congress member Manish Tewari, the Minister said: “Previous attempts to disinvest the carrier could not succeed. But now the government has learnt its lessons and a mechanism will ensure the move (succeeds) this time… Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to Customs”But the government wants the airline to remain in Indian hands and the disinvestment mechanism will take care of the details,” Puri said. The Minister also told the Lower House that when the Pakistan airspace was closed following a stand-off between the two countries, Air India had to spend an extra Rs 430 crore on longer routes. Puri said it was only a “narrative” that the domestic civil aviation market was declining. “In fact it has seen a steady annual growth of 17 per cent. Contrary to speculation, the number of flights haven’t gone down either.”last_img read more

Nova Scotia cannabis legislation sets fines syncs weed and alcohol penalties

first_imgHALIFAX – Proposed Nova Scotia legislation would see fines as high as $10,000 for illegal marijuana sales or distribution to a person under 19, while impaired drivers will also face stiff penalties.The fines are part of a series of penalties around the legal age, possession and cultivation of recreational cannabis included in the province’s new Cannabis Control Act introduced Tuesday by Justice Minister Mark Furey.Anyone under 19 found with less than five grams will face seizure of the drug and a fine of no more than $150. Those who buy cannabis from anyone other than the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) could be fined up to $250.Furey said the province will harmonize its penalties for alcohol with those proposed for marijuana so sanctions are consistent.“Let me be clear — driving while high is not only dangerous, it is a crime,” said Furey. “And the legislation … provides strong sanctions for those who drive impaired.”Under the changes, cannabis use will be prohibited in any vehicle including motorized boats and people could be fined up to $2,000 for consumption, or for improper storage in a vehicle.Furey said those convicted of impaired driving will lose their licence, pay a fine, and — combined with federal laws — could do jail time. Police will have the power to seize vehicles and could demand a saliva swab or blood sample in order to determine the level of impairment.Those convicted under Criminal Code of Canada provisions face a fine of no less than $1,000 and a one-year licence suspension for a first offence, and up to 30 days in jail and a three-year licence suspension for a second offence.Andrew Murie, CEO of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada, said Nova Scotia’s changes are the most comprehensive the organization has seen in any province.“A lot of the other provinces are just emulating the Criminal Code charges where Nova Scotia has brought in a match with what they do for alcohol,” said Murie. “We fundamentally believe that this is the right direction to go in.”Murie said he believes the penalties and subsequent education campaigns will have an effect.“We’ve got a major drugs and driving problem now. When you look at the fatalities since we’ve been measuring them since 2011, drugs alone is the number one cause of fatality.”The province announced in January that the NSLC would be the sole authorized seller of cannabis in nine stores. That’s now set in the legislation, which also leaves the door open for cabinet to revisit the issue at a later date.Furey said the new law is also clear about the status of illegal dispensaries, which could face fines of no less than $10,000 and up to $25,000.“Dispensaries are presently illegal,” he said. “Dispensaries will be illegal once the federal government legalizes recreational cannabis.”Furey said the provincial changes would give police confidence to take “progressive steps to address the illicit or illegal dispensaries.”The new act would also give landlords the ability to ban pot smoking in apartment buildings, while tenants would be able to give early notice if they don’t like the changes included in their leases.Progressive Conservative interim leader Karla MacFarlane didn’t quibble with the fines, but said the legislation still leaves questions around the future sales of cannabis by the NSLC and the still-to-come public education campaign.She expressed disappointed that the legislation enshrines the legal age at 19 and not 21.“I’m fearful that our youth will not be educated on it properly,” she said.NDP critic Claudia Chender said her party is still “curious” around the budget implications for the changes and around the educational component. The province still hasn’t laid out how much money has been set aside for such things as public education and enforcement.Last week Furey said the government was also expanding restrictions on where people can smoke cannabis under the Smoke-free Places Act.That includes the smoking or vaping of cannabis near playgrounds, publicly owned sport and recreation sites, public trails, and provincial parks and beaches — except within a rented campsite.last_img read more

Hajja El Hamdaouia, Raymonde El Bidaouia to Perform Duet in Essaouira

Rabat – Iconic singers Raymonde El Bidaouia and Hajja El Hamdaouia will perform a duet at the 15th Atlantic Andalusia Festival of Essaouira October 25-28.Morocco’s coastal town of Essaouira, south of Casablanca, has long been a symbol of tolerance, with Jews and Muslims coexisting peacefully. The city will uphold its heritage with the Atlantic Andalusia Festival celebrating Judeo-Arabic music.The Jewish Moroccan singer Raymonde El Bidaouia, also known as the Oriental Pearl, will perform side by side with Hajja El Hamdaouia. The women will sing chaabi music, a folk genre in North Africa that is widely associated with weddings and festivals. Maestro Ahmed Cherkani will lead an orchestra to accompany the two divas.The duet will be the two singers’ first act together, although Raymonde El Bidaouia will be a familiar artist at the Atlantic Andalusia festival.The Atlantic Andalusia festival is an opportunity to discover up close the Andalusian heritage linking Spanish and Moroccan cultures.On the menu will be various musical genres, including chaabi, al ala (instrumental Andalusian music), gharnati, (Arabo-Andalusian music from Algeria) and haouzi (Arabo-Andalusian music also from Algeria). However, the main highlight will be the hapiyout (Jewish religious chants) and Andalucious (a Jewish music genre).In addition to music concerts, there will be workshops, seminars, and discussions on music.Last year’s festival, held October 26-29, hosted Moroccan and Jewish musicians, namely Abderrahim Essouiri and Rabbi Haim Louk, accompanied by the Mohamed Larbi Temsmani orchestra and maestro Mohamed Amine Al Akrami. read more

Big Ten Preview Illinois Fighting Illini

first_imgIllinois senior running back Reggie Corbin (2) runs to the end zone for a touchdown during the second half of the game against Minnesota on Nov. 3, 2018. Credit: Courtesy of TNSLocation: Champaign, Illinois2018 record: 4-8Head coach: Lovie Smith (Fourth year, 11-29)2019 record so far: 2-2Record against Ohio State since 2010: 0-7What’s happened so far in 2019:Illinois, coming off a 2018 losing season, entered 2019 with a strong start, winning its first two games against Akron and UConn, 42-3 and 31-23, respectively. The Fighting Illini suffered their first loss 34-31 in Week 3 against Eastern Michigan and added a second after Nebraska overcame a 35-21 deficit to beat them 42-38 at home in Week 4.Key offensive player:Redshirt senior running back Reggie Corbin was lightning in a bottle for Illinois a season ago, averaging 8.5 yards per carry to the tune of 1,085 yards on the ground and nine touchdowns. Corbin got off to a slow start this season, receiving just six carries in Illinois’ season opening blowout against Akron and none against UConn, but has followed up with back-to-back showings of 144 and 134 yards the past two weeks. Corbin is running for 7.1 yards a pop and scored a touchdown in every game he’s played.Key defensive player:On the defensive side of the ball, senior linebacker Dele Harding currently leads the team in tackles with 42, and tied for the lead in interceptions with one. The Maryland native has made the most of his time at Illinois, as he was made special teams captain in 2018. The Fighting Illini return 17 starters, and Harding has served as a starter throughout his first three seasons. After finishing top 10 on the 2018 team with 37 total tackles in just nine games, Harding already has 42 this season. Harding’s continued production will be vital if Illinois hopes to turn things around on defense.Weaknesses:As a team that went 4-8 a season ago, Illinois has several areas upon which to improve. Being in the Big Ten West division, depth and consistent play are a must. Teams compete against the likes of defending division champion Northwestern, No. 8 Wisconsin and No. 14 Iowa, to name a few. Since the beginning of the 2016 football season, the Fighting Illini have played a total of 39 games with 13 different starters at safety. Two safeties have not started three consecutive games together since Taylor Barton and Clayton Fejedelem back in 2015. Illinois began 2-2 a season ago before dropping six of eight to end the year. It will try to avoid the same fate this season.last_img read more

Parties set to choose Meath East byelection candidates

first_imgBOTH FIANNA FÁIL and Sinn Féin will this evening hold official selection conventions for the forthcoming Meath East by-election. The vacancy in the constituency arose following the death of Fine Gael TD Shane McEntee in December.A by-election must be held within six months of a position becoming vacant and a date is expected to be announced this week as parties choose their candidates.Fianna Fáil is expected to nominate Senator Thomas Byrne, who was a TD in the constituency between 2007 and 2011. The party’s convention will be held at the Ashbourne House Hotel at 8pm with leader Micheál Martin in attendance.Sinn Féin has already announced it will put Darren O’Rourke forward at its convention in the Headford Hotel in Kells at 7.30pm. Deputy leader Mary-Lou McDonald will address the meeting. O’Rourke currently works as PA to the party’s health spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin.Speculation is centering on McEntee’s daughter Helen as Fine Gael’s candidate and Labour has not yet made any formal move to select one.The Workers Party will be represented by Seamus McDonagh who ran in Meath West at the last general election and the Green Party expects to nominate Seán Ó Buachalla, who finished last in 2011, as its candidate.Related: FF and SF to confirm candidates as Meath East by-election looms>Read: Support for coalition faces test in Meath East by-election>last_img read more

Centrist Democrat Thobaben seeking Vicks seat

first_imgChris Thobaben, a supply chain consultant and reserve officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, is seeking to unseat state Rep. Brandon Vick, R-Felida, in the November election.A Democrat, Thobaben said he has not previously run for office but has served as an appointed precinct committee officer. The Salmon Creek resident said he became interested in running for the position after he helped write the platform of the Democratic Party for the county and the state.Thobaben, 34, said that after helping write the platform he saw an opportunity to run in a Republican district on what he said are centrist ideas that fit into the Democratic platform.“We have a lot of stuff going for us and I want to be involved,” he said, citing nearby Vancouver and a port of entry “to dream of” that links the area to other supply chains.Thobaben describes himself as a centrist Democrat. He said that his objectives align with Republican ideals of economic opportunity and hard work. He said that much of his focus will be on jobs and the economy.last_img read more

Boyce blasts PNP Reminds of Freedom of Choice

first_img Final seat goes to new opposition party PNP #MagneticMediaNews#TCIGeneralElections Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 15, 2016 – Former PNP government Minister Lillian Boyce caused quite a stir yesterday when she issued a video statement through SunTV, slamming the Progressive National Party for maliciously attacking her because she has changed her mind about the governing party and decided to re-join the PDM with her support behind its leader, Sharlene Cartwright Robinson.Boyce, known to be a firebrand politician denied that her endorsement and change of heart came from any promise for position and said PNP members and supporters need to respect the freedom of choice.You can listen at: Change for Turks and Caicos, PDM is New Government Election Observer Mission reports to Presscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #tcigeneralelections Recommended for youlast_img read more

Oregon homeowner discovers cougar napping behind a couch

first_imgASHLAND, Ore. (WSVN) — A woman was surprised to encounter an unlikely guest sleeping inside her Oregon home.The homeowner found a cougar slumped behind a sofa inside for over six hours, earlier this month.Lauren Taylor recounted her experience in a lengthy Facebook post that has been shared more than 26,000 times.“She clearly felt safe and showed no inclination to leave,” the post read.Taylor finally decided it was time to evict the animal.Equipped with bongo drums, she started beating it until the cougar got up and decided to leave. “She roused and knew what to do,” Taylor said, “Walking out through the open doors, through the yard, across the creek and through the empty field.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Mercedes might pull CClass from Alabama to make room for SUVs report

first_img Post a comment 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake: Capability and hustle combine Mercedes-Benz Review • 2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 Sedan: A sport sedan in search of balance Enlarge ImageThe C-Class is still mighty good, but its design and tech is now a generation behind. Manuel Carrillo III/Roadshow Even as gas prices fluctuate, buyers continue to favor SUVs and crossovers in ever-greater numbers, pushing sedans by the wayside. It’s such a strong push that it might cause at least one automaker to move its sedan manufacturing outside US borders to make room for more utility vehicles.Despite its position as its best-selling sedan in the US, Mercedes-Benz might move C-Class production out of its Alabama plant, Automotive News reports, citing sources “familiar with the situation.” Mercedes-Benz declined to comment to AN. The C-Class came here in 2014, a five-year process that, according to the report, was met with much pearl-clutching from German unions.The reason for its departure is simple — even though it still sells well, other cars sell better. And by cars, I mean “light trucks,” which include SUVs and crossovers. According to AN’s report, Mercedes-Benz estimates that some 60 percent of its US sales next year will be high-sided vehicles. It’s also taking up space at an already busy plant: Operating at 93 percent capacity, the plant is also responsible for popular utes like the GLS-Class and GLE-Class, both of which are expected to see increased sales over the next few years. The C-Class has occupied an ever-shrinking slice of Mercedes’ US market production, so it seems like the right time to plan a move.But where will it go? AN’s report points out that Mercedes also builds the C-Class in Germany, South Africa and China. Production of US-spec C-Classes would likely move to South Africa, where there’s plenty of plant capacity. Alabama is also gearing up for a whole lot of electric vehicles. The plant is in the midst of a $1 billion upgrade that will add electric-vehicle production to the facility’s portfolio. AN’s report clams that two new EQ vehicles, positioned similarly to the GLE and GLS, will start production in Alabama in 2020 and 2022, respectively, although Mercedes-Benz has not announced those vehicles yet. Even without its bread-and-butter C-Class, the automaker’s production doesn’t sound like it’s slowing down any time soon. Tags 2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 looks good, performs better 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 review: More luxurious and techy than ever 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class first drive: ‘The S-Class of SUVs’ earns its titlecenter_img More From Roadshow Share your voice 0 More about 2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 Sedan Mercedes-Benz Sedans Car Industry 67 Photoslast_img read more

Tanushree Dutta India becoming rape epidemicafflicted nation

first_imgTanushree DuttaInstagramTanushree Dutta feels India is turning into a rape epidemic-afflicted country.”Our great nation India has been slowly and steadily turning into a Rape epidemic afflicted country! The Unnao rape case and the unfoldment of it a horrific reminder of the state of affairs,” the actress said in a statement she issued reacting on the Unnao rape case on Monday.Taking a dig at the judgemental tendency of people, her statement further reads: “A large portion of news coming out of India is about women and children getting raped, gang-raped, killed by mass female infanticide, burnt for dowry or killed after rape in a brutal gory fashion, or lately goats and dogs getting raped even etc etc.. Like seriously who in their right mind still feels high and mighty about our so-called “sanskaari” culture blah blah blah.. that we tell ourselves to judge the rest of the world that wears shorts and bikinis? There are places in the world where women literally lie down nude on beaches and no rapes or eve-teasing even happens. How are you the “sanskaari” lot then may I ask where women, regardless of whether fully covered or not are attacked rampantly?”Urging that the people of India need to have a change in their mentality, Tanushree Dutta added: “The problem then is not the cover but your mentality. Open your eyes and understand the darkness that is drowning this Nation Its ironic that for a population that by and large has got its nose pretty high up in the air about it’s so-called value system; Rapes are an epidemic across urban as well as rural India. Time to perhaps reassess your values? Or maybe tweak them a bit to accommodate compassion?””Rape, depression, drugs and suicide are killing the youth!! Why this rampant decline in human happiness quotient? Have we placed moral, religious and societal values above human values? Then this is the logical end result. Anarchy, pain, suffering and horror! Turn back now people into a state of innocence that you were like as children or a time will come when this darkness will consume everybody in one way or another. There is a need to renew the mind and thought-process of 1.6 billion people. Internal transformation is urgently needed,” she concluded.last_img read more

Chidambarams plea at SC becomes void should move CBI court now

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/0:46Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:45?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Many officers in civilian dress were keeping a watch on Chidambaram’s house since early hours on Tuesday.IANSAfter the arrest of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, his application of anticipatory bail filed in the Supreme Court has become infructuous. After this, Chidambaram’s lawyers would have to move a regular bail application before a trial court at Rouse Avenue, Delhi.According to rules, Chidambaram would have to be produced before a magistrate within 24 hours of his arrest. The investigating agency would have to make him undergo medical examination at an empanelled hospital.The report of this medical examination would have to be produced before the respective magistrate. It is highly probable that CBI will press for Chidambaram’s custodial interrogation, and subsequently the trial court will be called upon to decide on the same.It appears that Chidambaram will move for regular bail before the trial court. According to a source familiar with the investigations, after CBI’s custodial interrogation, it is most likely that Enforcement Directorate (ED) may also ask for his custodial interrogation. Therefore, Chidambaram’s lawyers would have to prepare a case in his defence, which they would argue before the trial court judge.According to witnesses, many officers in civilian dress were keeping a watch on Chidambaram’s house since early hours on Tuesday. “These officers were tracking the movement of people in and out of the house”, said a neighbour.After his press conference on Wednesday, when Chidambaram headed home, CBI and ED officers were knocking at his main gate, but nobody opened it. Then, one of the officers scaled the wall to open the gate while a few others made entered the house from the rear exit gate.On Wednesday morning, a Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Ramana refused to grant interim relief from arrest to Chidambaram and referred his plea for an anticipatory bail in the INX Media case to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi for urgent hearing.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the court that this was a case of “monumental money laundering”. Chidambaram’s son and MP Karti P. Chidambaram said the arrest of his father is nothing but a political vendetta.  INX media case: Chidambaram missing, CBI pastes notice on his gatecenter_img Closelast_img read more

Windows 10 Game Mode Will Boost Performance of PC Games

first_img The Windows Start Menu Will Soon Run in Its Own ProcessWindows 10 May Learn to Automatically Remove Updates That Bork Your PC Stay on target According to a leaked file discovered in an upcoming preview update, a new feature is coming to Windows 10 that will improve the performance of PC games. This “Game Mode” will minimize resources used by apps and allocate that freed up space to the game, thus making it run faster and smoother.This was first discovered by a Twitter user named WalkingCat who reported the discovery of a DLL called “Game Mode” in the latest build of Windows 10 (version 14997). WalkingCat said in a follow-up tweet that it “looks like Windows will adjust its resource allocation logic (for CPU/Gfx etc.) to prioritize the “Game” when running in ‘Game Mode.’” The feature isn’t working yet, but it will be showing up for Insiders (those who are part of the preview program) soon.This discovery is backed up by WindowsCentral, whose sources reveal that this Game Mode works similar to the way Xbox One runs games by minimizing app resources for games to run at their best. Windows 10 hasn’t had a similar option that maximizes game performance, but it soon will with the upcoming Creators Update.What’s unclear about this report is whether or not the update improves the performance of games running on Steam and Origin, or if this will be specifically for Windows Store games only. Whatever the case may be, it is clear that Microsoft is giving more attention to PC gaming — no doubt because many of its big Xbox exclusive games are also playable on Windows 10.Right now, none of this has been officially confirmed by Microsoft. However, it does appear that this update will be happening and it should benefit Windows 10 users who regular play games on PC. Let’s just hope that this Game Mode applies to all games on one’s PC and not just those from the Windows Store.last_img read more

Costa Rica swears in its first woman Chief Prosecutor

first_imgOn Monday afternoon, Emilia Navas became the first woman in Costa Rican history to be elected Chief Prosecutor.Navas, 53, has led the Prosecutor’s Office as an interim since October 2017, when her predecessor, Jorge Chavarría, was suspended in relation to the unfolding investigation of alleged corruption. Navas proceeded to make headlines through what was acclaimed as decisive action in that case, popularly known as the cementazo because it centers on the importation of Chinese cement, and in others.The 22 judges of the various chambers of Costa Rica’s Supreme Court voted unanimously to elect Navas over the other candidate, Ronald Segura.Navas said in a statement from the Judicial Branch that corruption and organized crime will be her priorities during her term, which ends in 2022. Related posts:BREAKING: Costa Rican prosecutor dies after shooting at his home Investigation continues into causes of plane crash in Costa Rica President is safe after confrontation with protesters The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Jan. 14, 2019 How Costa Rica’s cement market became a hotbed of intriguecenter_img Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Centara Hotels Resorts has announced the launch

first_imgCentara Hotels & Resorts has announced the launch of a great new family offer at Centra Taum Seminyak, with up to two children under 18 staying for free based on room inclusive of breakfast.Located at Kerobokan, Seminyak, on the sun-set-side West Coast of the internationally-acclaimed holiday destination of Bali, the Centra Taum Seminyak Bali is within easy walking distance of Seminyak resort centre and the beach. The resort is intimately-sized, designed with a distinctive aesthetic flair across a total of 90 rooms. All family accommodation offers comfort in spacious living areas that start from 60 square metres.The 3.5-star property that comes under Centara’s “Centra” value brand features “Taum”, an all-day restaurant, as well as Taum Lounge, a swimming pool area complete with sun deck and children’s pool, while the on-site ‘Cense by Spa Cenvaree’ offers a range of wellness and beauty treatments, plus the facility encompasses a fully equipped fitness centre.The offer is bookable through your local travel agent and valid for bookings made in the Centra Duplex and Deluxe Space room categories by 30 November 2015 for travel from now until 30 November 2015.last_img read more

Each winter Stockholm lights up with holiday spiri

first_imgEach winter Stockholm lights up with holiday spirit, and during this festive season, Grand Hotel Stockholm sets the stage to experience the best of the wintery archipelago. The Christmas Market in Stockholm package, offers guests entrance tickets to Skansen, Sweden’s renowned open-air museum. Within the lively borders of this unique museum is one of the world’s largest Christmas markets, dating back to 1903. Stroll through the marketplace and take pleasure in the lively music, admire the crafts displayed on old-fashioned carts, and for those feeling especially inspired, join in the dance around the Christmas tree. Later on, don’t forget to warm-up and unwind from a busy day of holiday fun in the Cadier Bar. Mingle with local society and international celebrities, while enjoying a glass of wine toddy, compliments to all who purchase the package.The package is available from November 29, 2008 to December 14, 2008, requires one night stay based on double occupancylast_img read more

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