IPS reshuffle in Bengal Jawed Shamim back in Kolkata Police

first_imgKolkata: In a major reshuffle in IPS cadre in Bengal, IGP Traffic, North Bengal, Jawed Shamim has returned to Kolkata Police as Additional Commissioner of Police-II.Besides Shamim, 12 other senior officials have been given new posting. With the new posting of Shamim, the present Additional Commissioner of Police-II in Dr R Sivakumar will take over as IGP (Headquarters)-II in state police.Simultaneously, SP of East Burdwan Kunal Agarwal has been asked to take over as SP of Birbhum, while SP of Nadia Santosh Pandey will take over as Deputy Commissioner, Cyber Crime, in Kolkata Police. Anoop Jaiswal, Commandant 6th Battalion, State Armed Police, has been asked to take over as SP of North Dinajpur replacing Shyam Singh who will take over as Commandant 10th Battalion in State Armed Police. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsSudheer Kumar Neelakantam, SP of Birbhum, will now join as DC, East Division, Kolkata Police, replacing Rupesh Kumar, who has been asked to join as SP of Nadia.Bhaskar Mukherjee, DC Zone-II (Airport Division), Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate, has been asked to join as SP of East Burdwan.Nagendra Nath Tripathi, Commandant 10th Battalion in State Armed Police, has been asked to take over as DC Traffic under Siliguri Police Commissionerate, replacing Sunil Kumar Yadav, who have been asked to join as SP of Alipurduar.Avvaru Ravindranath, SP of Alipurduar, will now join as DC Zone-II (Airport Division) under Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate.Rahul Goswami, Additional SP (Zonal), Diamond Harbour Police District, has been asked to join as Additional DCDD, Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate, the official said.last_img read more

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Lalu Nitish show bonhomie vow to send BJP packing in Bihar

first_imgChief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD President Lalu Prasad on Tuesday came together at a platform for the first time after announcement of secular front for coming Bihar poll and promised to send BJP packing in state election.The two who buried their hatchet to come together for Bihar poll targeted BJP and showed bonhomie among them. The occasion was Hindustan Samagam Programme to discuss agenda for Bihar. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIEarlier on two occasions, despite being scheduled, the two failed to share dais as Nitish Kumar skipped both functions apparently against RJD creating roadblocks in process of merger and later tie-up for Bihar elections.Speaking first, Nitish Kumar hit at BJP and called it “worst practitioner” of caste politics in the country. “While BJP accuses us of being ‘casteist’, the fact is that BJP’s politics is centred on caste and to gain votes its sparing no efforts to organise caste based meetings and convention,” Kumar said. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindKumar, who drove JD(U) to sever ties with BJP on June 16, 2013 over elevation of Narendra Modi as BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, made a mockery of saffron party’s claiming “share” in the good governance in the state since 2005 when NDA came to power in Bihar. “They are claiming share in good works even in ministries which were not with BJP ministers,” Kumar said mocking the claim. Manjhi-Pappu unite take on Nitish and Lalu    Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and RJD rebel MP Pappu Yadav, alias Rajesh Ranjan, on Tuesday termed the alliance between Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad as an “immoral alliance fraught with danger for Bihar.”  “The alliance between Kumar and Prasad is immoral and its sole aim is to capture power. It is very dangerous for Bihar. The public has seen their rule and what they have done to the state. It is our duty to defeat or annul it,” Manjhi said. Manjhi formed Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular), after resigning from the CM’s post. Yadav has formed Jan Karnti Adhikar Morcha (JKAM) after his expulsion from RJD.last_img read more

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A theatrical extravaganza

first_imgTheatre in India, much like other places in the world, has a paradoxical image. As those in the Indian theatre scene would attest, lack of funds and the occasional distracted audience remain an obstacle in what should otherwise be a free-flowing creative pursuit. At the same time, there is a small but significant section of intelligentsia, who are trying to make the scene perceivably inaccessible to those who may not be so actively clued in to the theatre space. But all that is set to change this year. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Aadyam, an initiative by the Aditya Birla Group, is bringing 5 new plays from highly reputed theatre groups, to Delhi and Mumbai. Crafting a holistic approach for each play that extends beyond the stage, Aadyam  brings a fresh perspective to our understanding of watching a play, and through this, takes theatre to newer audiences.With production houses like Rage Theatre, QTP, Masque Theatre, AK Various and Arpana Theatre on board for its first year, five new plays with  45 shows are scheduled in Mumbai and Delhi across eight months.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe groups will stage The Siddhus of Upper Juhu, The God of Carnage, The Merchant of Venice, The Hound of the Baskervilles and Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon (Hindi) respectively. Focusing on theatre this year, Aadyam has   completed the first set of shows in Mumbai and is presenting the  productions in Delhi.  Aiming to create a brand new theatre experience for the audience; with a curated pre-show event, off-stage activities will be coupled with experiential night outs after the performance. Director(Theatre) for Aadyam, Divya Bhatia  said, “It is a diverse and strong mix. Combined, these groups have been associated with an enviable variety of projects that cover the gamut of theatrical experiences in Mumbai.”While being deeply satisfied with the response to the initiative and the first schedule of shows in Mumbai, he has his eyes firmly on the future of this cultural movement. He added, “Aadyam’s made a good beginning. In its very first year, we’ve generated immense interest among theatre makers in Mumbai who have been very appreciative of Aadyam’s effort.”They see this as a bold and correct move to attract larger audiences and to developing good theatre. We’re now bringing the plays to Delhi and are hoping for a good response here as well. We have also begun working on our next few productions – our broad mandate remaining the same, we’ll see the works of Indian playwrights as well.”When: July 4 – August 23Where: Kamani Auditoriumlast_img read more

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Tribute to Girija Devi at Tihar Jail

first_imgAs part of the rehabilitation of Asia’s largest prison complex inmates, the third edition of Morning Ragas was organised by legends of India in Tihar Jail on Friday. The program was dedicated to Girija Devi, the legendary singer. The rendition began with Sunanda Sharma who is the senior most disciple of the legendary Girija Devi. The day began with Sharma’s voice singing Miyan ki Todi raag as a peaceful opening for fresh morning Then she began singing  bhajans — Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram & Sawariya Mere Mann Ko Bhaya, in which the crowd joined along with her in chorus making it more interactive musical session.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’On special request, she also presented sufi song — Deewane Kiye Shaam kya Jaadu Dala. Sharma said “we face a lot in life but the moment we start working towards success that is the moment when life comes into play.”Sharma was accompanied by Pt. Shubh Maharaj on tabla, harmonium player Ustaad Zamir Ahmed & Tanpura players Rachita Arora & Richa Sharma. The combination of Sunanda’s voice with these musical instruments played by the accompanied artistes touched the soul of the inmates and most of them were listening intently. “Sharma has created a magic spell over all the listeners & this voice would stay for long with us. Also, this monthly session if carried on like this will help in de-stressing inmates, hence spreading positivity around them” said Tihar Jail Director General Alok Kumar Verma.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixMr. Dipayan Mazumdar, the Chairman of Legends of India, said that “taking initiatives is not difficult but implementing ideas for taking those initiatives on a high elevation takes a lot of hard work. Also, we would try to arrange music professionals for the ones who are interested in learning music.”Legends of India has been presenting some of the jewels of Indian Classical Music like Bharat Ratna Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Jasraj, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Bickram Ghosh, & Shiv Kumar Sharma to mention a few. Majumdar believes that a lot can be achieved by music & art. Providing solace to prison inmates will help them grow into good humans as music & art nurture positivity.last_img read more

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Bengal adjudged best state for effective family planning

first_imgKolkata: Bengal has been adjudged as the leading state for adopting effective family planning methods at the 5th National Summit in Guwahati on Sunday.An economic review published by the department of Planning and Statistics under the Bengal government for the year 2018-19 reveals that at present the state leads in postpartum intrauterine contraceptive device (IPPIUCD) acceptance rate in the country with an achievement of 40 per cent. IPPIUCD is a lucrative postpartum family planning method which provides effective reversible contraception to women. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseWith continued focus on family planning Couple Protection Rate (CPR) of the state has increased from 49.9 per cent to 57 per cent which is one of the highest in the country. It is an indicator of the prevalence of contraceptive practice in the community. The CPR is usually expressed as the percentage of women in the age group of 15-49 years protected from pregnancy or child birth in the year under consideration for a specific area. The eligible couples are effectively protected against childbirth by one of the approved methods of family planning such as sterilization, intrauterine device, condom and oral contraceptives. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe review also says that the teenage fertility rate has declined from 25.3 per cent to 18 per cent and the prevalence of low birth weight has also declined 22.9 per cent to 16.7 per cent. It may also be mentioned that infant mortality rate has reduced to 25 per 1000 births following a number of initiatives taken up by the Mamata Banerjee government. At the same time, the rate of institutional deliveries has increased to 97 per cent in the state. This has become possible due to various projects in the state. Various “waiting huts” or “pre-delivery huts” have been constructed by the health department to provide healthcare facilities to pregnant women free of cost in far-flung areas. The parliamentary committee on the empowerment of women in the Centre has shown interest in the project. After coming to power the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee laid a great emphasis on health infrastructure in the rural areas and also on mother-child care. The Bengal government has achieved a significant milestone as it has been able to reach 99 per cent in immunization of children.last_img read more

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Mamata pays homage to Nanoor victims

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday paid her tribute to all those who had died due to political violence at Nanoor in Birbhum.”Today is Nanoor Dibas. Innocent agricultural labourers were brutally martyred on this day in 2000. My homage to all those who lost their lives due to political violence,” Banerjee tweeted. It was on July 27, 2000 when political violence broke out in Soochpur village of Nanoor block in Birbhum district over the right to cultivate a four-bigha plot. Eleven farm workers lost their lives. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIn 2010, Mamata Banerjee, who was the then Railway Minister, took up the cause of bringing justice for the massacre and 44 accused were convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. It was the first time when so many people were given punishment in a single case in Bengal. State Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim on Saturday attended a rally at Nanoor where he came down heavily on the erstwhile CPI(M) government for the killings. “The workers in Nanoor were killed simply because they raised their voice against the CPI(M). The people have rejected you and so they have voted the Trinamool party to power with such a huge mandate in 2011,” Hakim said. The TMC government has built a martyrs’ memorial in memory of those killed at Bashpada bus stand in Nanoor. The incident is considered one of the foremost political disturbances of recent times in Bengal.last_img read more

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Rare old Photos Show how People Lived in the 1850s

first_imgThe year that marked the middle of the 19th century was a turning point for most of the world ― just two years before, Europe was tangled in a series of revolutions that announced the age of absolute monarchs was over, and the age of national states was coming. Besides political turmoil, the economy was also transitioning between the First and the Second Industrial Revolution. With the end of the 18th century came the radical improvement of manufacture in countries such as England and France. Following this breakthrough, by the mid-19th century, Germany and Italy, as well as the United States, were quickly catching up and becoming the economic power-houses in their own right.Candle seller in front of the cathedral, Chartres, France. Photograph taken by Charles Nègre, 1851.Le joueur d’orgue de barbarie et deux enfants (The Barrel Organ Player With Two Children Listening). Photograph taken by Charles Nègre in the backyard of his workshop at 21 Quai de Bourbon, on the Île Saint-Louis in Paris, circa 1853.G. Roman, Self Portrait, 1851.Three Chimney Sweeps on the Quai de Bourbon, Paris, circa 1851.The Chimney Sweeps by Charles Nègre, circa 1851-2.A Moorish Woman with her MaidCaptain Hawkes and his Daughters, circa 1850. Salted paper print from a Calotype negative reimagined. Attributed to Scottish photographer Thomas Rodger (1832 – 1883).Carriage and team of two horses at Beaulieu, country house of Jean-Gabriel Eynard. Daguerreotype, circa 1850.‘The Vampire’ – Painter/photographer Henri Le Secq poses behind a gargoyle of Notre-Dame de Paris. Photograph taken by Charles Nègre, 1853.The Chattar Manzil Palace and the Royal Boat of Oude on the Gomti River in Lucknow, India. Photograph taken by Felice Beato, 1858. Albumen silver print.The Geography Lesson, 1851. Image from stereoscopic daguerreotype by Jean Francois Antoine Claudet.Sculpture gallery in the “Crystal Palace”, London World’s Fair, 1851.Machines became ever-present in manufacturing processes and millions of people took to working in factories for a living. Steamships and telegraph companies connected the New World with the Old. Migrations were taking hold from Europe to America ― many of them involving the political refugees who were forced to flee after the wave of European national revolutions of 1848.However, while the world was rapidly changing, one invention, of no less revolutionary significance, would finally enable this transgression to be documented in the most realistic of ways. Photography came just in time to provide a fast and efficient tool for capturing the spirit of the era in images that would echo through eternity.Soon after the first cameras came into use, professional photographers started traveling the world, in search of interesting and relevant portraits, breathtaking landscapes and events of historic significance.These photographers emphasized the importance of capturing everyday life and ordinary people, leaving an invaluable trace on the cultural heritage of the world.Thomas Martin Easterly’s Daguerreotype Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, 1851.Daguerrotype of four children from the 1850s.Empress Eugénie’s Poodle, 1850s. Salted paper print from collodion glass negative, from the studio of André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri.Group portrait by Franz Antoine, dated 1850s-60s.Isambard Kingdom Brunel and others observing the SS Great Eastern launch attempt, November 1857.Italian Street MusiciansLynch’s Slave Market by Thomas Easterly, circa 1852. St. Louis. Missouri.Mortar batteries in front of Picquet House, Light Division, 1855. Island of Guernsey. Image taken by Roger Fenton (English, 1819 – 1869).Mounted Calotype depicting a scene from the Great Exhibition of 1851. Hyde Park, London. Attributed to William Henry Fox Talbot.Paris, circa 1851.High Street – Oxford, Ohio. On the left is a store owned by Elias Kumler and R. E. Hills. The large building in the center of the photograph is the Mansion House hotel.ParisPortrait of the writer Victor Hugo (1802-1885)Pyramids of El-Geezeh (From The Southwest) by Francis Frith, circa 1862.Quartermaster Fabry of the 1st Hussars. One of the last surviving veterans of Napoleon’s army. He is shown here in full dress uniform, wearing the Saint Helene medal (issued August 12 1857, to all veterans of the wars of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Empire). Date believed to be May 5, 1858.Roadside scene, 1850s.San Francisco, 1851.San Francisco harbor, 1850 or 1851.Shew’s Daguerreian Saloon, San Francisco, 1851.From family portraits, suspicious of the devilish contraption that captures their image, to political figures such as Napoleon III and the eighth president of the United States, Martin Van Buren, this collection offers an excellent overview of the 1850s.Read another story from us: 100-Year-Old Photos depict some of the most beautiful women from all over the worldAdd to that mixture the famous construction and departure of the British steamship ocean liner SS Great Eastern, a Persian dignitary and a beautiful cityscape of 19th century Jerusalem, so you can enjoy the world through the lenses of photographers who lived and worked 160 years ago.last_img read more

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Alligator attacks boy at Disney Bernie and Hill chill 9 yearold swims

first_imgRussian hooligan wears a GoPro into a brawl with English fans at Euro 2016. Euro 2016 looks like good family fun.WANKERS – Russian hooligan wears a go pro which shows us them hunting down the English fans. #ENG #RUS (@90thMin) https://t.co/VsbdXKOuxe”— Matthew Cameron (@Cam7ron) June 14, 2016 9-year-old boy from Central Valley sets record as youngest to swim to Alcatraz and back. https://t.co/komgjmloxFhttps://t.co/MYY75PRYIV— ABC7 News (@abc7newsBayArea) June 15, 2016 BREAKING: Disney closes beaches at resort where gator snatched boy https://t.co/CKqPQ66TZQ— New York Post (@nypost) June 15, 2016 Search continues after gator pulls child into water at Disney hotelhttps://t.co/fzV30iPMx2 #abc13https://t.co/V54x37YtAq— Houston News (@abc13houston) June 15, 2016Hillary meets with Bernie to discuss eliminating “the bern.”. (NY Times)Hillary Clinton wins D.C. Democratic primary, has “positive” meeting with Sanders: https://t.co/JIgTRZgHyS pic.twitter.com/Wf9pTqfRxU— New York Magazine (@NYMag) June 15, 2016 Every parents worst nightmare.  Alligator drags two year-old boy into a lake at Disney. Search continues for missing boy. All Disney beaches closed. (Orlando Sentinel)Breaking: Gator drags child into water near Disney’s Grand Floridian https://t.co/RWNRFDXeZd pic.twitter.com/hzXx15O9IV— Orlando Sentinel (@orlandosentinel) June 15, 2016 Freak show 9 year old makes record setting swim to Alcatraz and back.  (ABC-7 SF)9-year-old boy becomes youngest to swim to #Alcatraz and back https://t.co/peDWpMw4kX #SanFrancisco pic.twitter.com/FER4tOR66C— KCBS 106.9 FM/740 AM (@KCBSNews) June 15, 2016 Advertisementlast_img read more

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Herd U Upset Saturday Down goes everyone

first_img#3 Michigan can’t handle the Hawkeyes – Jim Harbaugh and Michigan were undefeated and crushing the competition on Alabama type levels. All signs pointed to the Wolverines heading into their showdown with Ohio State without a loss. Last night against Iowa was just one of those nights. The Wolverine offense wasn’t rolling and couldn’t put Iowa away. The Hawkeyes managed to hang around in a low scoring, ugly game, punctuated by a  game winning field goal and a 14-13 upset. Michigan isn’t out of the playoff picture. If they win out, they should still be in. #4 Washington meets Sam Darnold – USC quarterback Sam Darnold is the truth. Darnold outplayed Husky Heisman hopeful Jake Browning, who threw 3 picks, in a decisive 26-13 Trojan victory. Chris Peterson and youthful Washington’s entry into the national conversation was a surprise, and the Huskies will be loaded with returning starters next year. It’s disappointing, but Chris Peterson is ahead of schedule in the big picture.Sam Darnold throws another strike! Touchdown Trojans. #USCvsWash https://t.co/5zvb0psRmG— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 13, 2016 It happens every year, and it finally happened this weekend. Yesterday was upset Saturday in college football, with 3 of the 4 top ranked teams going down in flames like a giant molotov cocktail to the College Football Playoff rankings. It was the first time the 3 of the top 4 ranked teams all lost in the same weekend since 1985.Michigan, Clemson and Washington all suffered their first loss of the year, which will cause a major shakeup in the rankings on Tuesday, and changes the calculus for which teams have the inside track to the Final Four.Here’s a rundown of the big losers from the weekend, and how it all went down.#2 Clemson finally pays for their mistakes – When it comes to underperforming expectations this year, the conversation begins and ends with Clemson. After a year filled with underwhelming wins and near losses, the Tigers finally coughed up their first game of the year against Pitt yesterday. Dabo Swinnney’s decision to go for it on 4th and 1 at the Pitt 35-yard line, with less than a minute left in the 4th quarter, was a dud. It’s great if it works. It didn’t. The result was a game winning 48-yard Pitt field goal as time expired, and a self-inflicted loss that should bounce Clemson out of the playoff discussion.ICYMI: Here’s Pitt Kicker Chris Blewitt’s Game Winning 48 Yard Field Goal to upset Number 2 Clemson 43-42 pic.twitter.com/bSKp2vUWzT— Donald (@BurghPSUFaninPA) November 13, 2016center_img Advertisementlast_img read more

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Theres nothing wrong with LeBron calling out teammates

first_imgLeBron calling out teammates is what leaders doLeBron James and Tristan Thompson got into a shouting match during a timeout last night. LeBron apologized after the game, but Colin doesn’t have a problem with it.It drives Colin crazy when stars like Andrew Luck go out of their way to avoid laying into teammates who aren’t doing their job. Most of the all-time greats across sports, from MJ, to Kobe, to Tom Brady have all laid into their teammates. Jordan even punched people in practice.“Leadership is what LeBron James did yesterday. Got in a guy’s face.”Zags over the Tar Heels in a close oneUNC faces off against Gonzaga for the national title tonight. It’s a matchup between a traditional power school and a former Cinderella turned perennial juggernaut. Carolina enters the game as a 1.5 point favorite.Colin is taking the Zags in a close one, even though he likes the Bulldogs’ personnel better than the Tar Heels’, he likes Carolina’s big game experience, including having played in the last year’s title game against Villanova.All signs point to a close game late, with both teams having a chance to win. This year in sports has been the year of the blown lead. Don’t be surprised if one team coughs up a lead late.“We’re gonna have an all-timer tonight.”NBA ratings are down and college basketball ratings are through the roofThe NBA ratings are down as it nears the end of a lackluster regular season, and NCAA Tournament ratings are through the roof. Colin thinks the NBA has struggled because it’s top heavy and has become overly political in an extremely polarized society.While the quality of college basketball isn’t anywhere close to the NBA, but the tournament games matter, and the games are almost always close at the end. College basketball is just easier to embrace.Guests:Metta World Peace – NBA veteran and world champ with the Lakers is in-studio discuss if LeBron went over the line by publicly calling out Tristan Thompson; if confrontations with teammates are okay; and why he thinks LaVar Ball could be an NBA coach.Doug Gottlieb – Fox Sports Radio host and college basketball analyst joins the show to talk Zags/UNC title game matchup; why he thinks this Carolina team is their least talented Final Four team; and if a win tonight will be bigger for Mark Few or Roy Williams.Andy Enfield – USC men’s basketball coach is in-studio talk about the Zags/USC title game; what he expects to see from both teams; what his tournament run at Florida Gulf Coast taught him about tournament pressure; and his title game pick.last_img read more

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