India to launch 1st ever regional plans to beat the heat

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 10 (PTI) India will launch the first ever comprehensive regional preparedness plan and early-warning system in South Asia later this month to protect vulnerable communities from heat wave intensified by climate change.The new heat action plan in the Nagpur region of Maharashtra and the Bhubaneswar coastal region of Odisha expand on work initiated in Ahmedabad, and was developed after India suffered a devastating heat wave that killed more than 2,300 people in 2015.The comprehensive plan helps reduce harm from heat wave by initiating an early warning system for residents, providing preparation and training to medical and community workers, opening cooling centers, building public awareness of heat-related health risks, and coordinating inter-agency emergency response efforts.This could also be adopted by cities around the world burdened by sky-high temperatures and climate impacts.”India is showing the world that, as we work together to fight climate change, we can take smart steps right now to shield millions of people from killer heat waves.”These groundbreaking heat action plans also demonstrate that its clearly feasible and cost-effective to create similar heat preparedness plans across Indian cities and states,” said Anjali Jaiswal, the India Initiative Director at NRDC.The Nagpur regional plan is the first regional approach to heat wave planning and coordinates five neighboring cities plans. The Odisha regional plan will strengthen the integration of heat preparedness and a heat early warning system into its robust state-wide disaster management system.”When heat waves hit, such plans help reduce their deadly impact by initiating an early warning system for residents, providing preparation and training to medical and community workers…advertisement”…opening cooling centers, building public awareness of heat-related health risks, and coordinating inter-agency emergency response efforts,” an official statement said. PTI TDS GVS SK GVSlast_img read more

Popularity of NBA in China seems to create endless options

first_imgAnd then everything changed very quickly.The footprint of the NBA has grown at an extremely rapid pace over the last two decades in China, where more than 500 million people watched games last season and where one new streaming deal alone will pump $1.5 billion into the league’s coffers over the next five years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“When I first came here, I never thought the game in China would get to be this big,” Bryant said. “But it has. And it’s not going to stop.”The possibilities seem endless. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Could there be an NBA team in China despite the travel that would be involved? Might there be two-way player contracts between the NBA and the Chinese Basketball Association? What about the NBA constructing a team to play in China or the Chinese sending a team for a full season in the U.S.?Farfetched as all that may sound, keep in mind that 20 years ago no one envisioned the NBA-China relationship to be this big — or that it would keep growing after Yao Ming’s run with the Houston Rockets ended eight years ago. The NBA has academies in China now, and the Chinese national team returned to the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas this year.“It’s a good question,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. “I think the next step will probably come when the next Yao Ming comes. That would take it to a new level, more Chinese players to reach the NBA and make an impact.”The marriage between the NBA and the world’s most populous country is stronger than ever. NBA officials say more than 300 million Chinese people play the game and 40 million are registered to play the 2K video game. Thousands showed up this summer just to watch the sons of Dwyane Wade and LeBron James play exhibitions with the rest of their high school teammates.A trade war is happening between the U.S. and China, political tensions are escalating between the countries and it could impact the products of the league’s business partners . But the game itself continues to thrive.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I think it’s good for our players and good for the team,” China coach Li Nan said of playing in Las Vegas. “I think it’s good for everyone.”The NBA has opened three basketball academies in China and has seen very quick success with academies in Asia and Africa. The international influence on the league was more present this past season than ever.The NBA MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo, is from Greece. The rookie of the year, Luka Doncic, is from Slovenia. The most improved player, Pascal Siakam, is from Cameroon. The defensive player of the year, Rudy Gobert, is from France. The All-NBA center, Nikola Jokic, is from Serbia.“This past summer, an NBA Academy prospect from China signed a contract with a National Basketball League team in Australia, becoming the first male NBA Academy prospect from China to sign a contract with a professional team,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. “And on the women’s side, Han Xu from the New York Liberty, who trained at the NBA Academy in Shandong, China, became the first NBA Academy prospect to be drafted into the NBA or WNBA.”It hasn’t happened overnight.Former Commissioner David Stern struck a deal with Chinese television to show games on tape-delay three decades ago, and once toyed with the idea of some sort of NBA-sponsored or branded league in China. Teams embrace the chance to play the annual preseason games in China because he exposure is worth the jet lag.“When I have 76ers gear on and I walk through Shanghai, walk through Shenzhen, if I had a nickel for every time somebody said ‘Trust the process’ in perfect English I wouldn’t be standing here working,” Philadelphia 76ers CEO Scott O’Neil said, referencing the team’s motto during its rebuilding phase of recent years. “We’re very much a part of the fabric of China.”None of this seemed possible 20 years ago or so, when Bryant made that first trip. Now fans can’t get enough.“When you come here, you feel it from the fans, their energy, people at the hotel, people just walking around,” Kerr said in China during the World Cup. “Everybody just seems very excited about basketball.”Same goes for the game’s future in China. DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Former NBA players Kobe Bryant, left, and Tony Parker talk during the first-place match between Spain and Argentina in the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)BEIJING — Kobe Bryant went to China for the first time in 1998, making the trip to Beijing to help operate an instructional basketball clinic for about a dozen kids. The local coaches working with him didn’t know a lot about the game. Barely anyone noticed that an NBA player was in town.Basketball wasn’t a big deal in China.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “I think sports transcends politics and I hope the NBA can continue to connect fans globally,” Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said. “I don’t have any reason to think our relationship won’t continue to be positive.”Nothing seems to be able to derail the NBA’s popularity.The team that the U.S. sent to the World Cup in China didn’t feature the NBA’s biggest stars, yet drew sellout crowds for each of its first six games. U.S. coach Gregg Popovich was begged for autographs and selfies everywhere he went.“We’ve known for a long time how big basketball has become in China, of course, but all over the world,” Popovich said. “It’s an international deal now. There are so many great players in so many countries. It’s not a secret.”Stars like James, Stephen Curry, and James Harden have a trip to China on their annual schedules — and when Wade, the recently retired guard who has a lifetime contract with Chinese shoe company Li-Ning, visited this summer one of his events had to be halted after about 10 minutes because the mall where it was happening was overflowing with people.Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz has been to China twice this summer, once to promote his brand, the second time for the World Cup with USA Basketball. He sees it becoming an annual stop for him, too — and believes there is no ceiling for the game globally.“Man, I couldn’t tell you,” Mitchell said. “I think it’s going to be even bigger and it’s not going to be just China. It’s going to be many more countries. The (relationship) between the NBA and China has been huge since I was a kid and it can only take off from there … because the passion and love is so strong.”It’s not a one-sided relationship; China sees reason to invest in the NBA.Joe Tsai, the co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, agreed this summer to buy the remaining 51% that he didn’t already own of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center from Mikhail Prokhorov in deals worth about $3.4 billion. In 2016, Lizhang Jiang, a businessman from Shanghai, bought 5% of the Minnesota Timberwolves, a stake he sold earlier this year.China also takes immense pride in players like Klay Thompson wearing Chinese brands on the court. (Thompson has a 10-year deal with Chinese shoe company Anta for a reported $80 million.) And China sent its national team to NBA Summer League this past July primarily to get ready for the World Cup, but also for exposure on the NBA stage. 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Venkaiah for more attention to Sports

first_imgChennai, Aug 20 (PTI) Hailing badminton player P V Sindhis silver medal winning effort in Rio Olympics, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today pitched for inclusion of sports in the educational system and encouraging sportspersons from both urban and rural areas.”The entire country is proud of Sindhus victory. She has shown the way for the new generation. It is high time that we as a nation pay more attention towards sports,” he told reporters at the airport here.Noting that the country cannot be satisfied with “a few medals” as its population was 125 crore, he said, “We should move forward and make sports as part of our educational system. All state governments must take interest and Central government also must encourage sportspersons in rural and urban areas.”Naidu was here after visiting Tuticorin district to pay homage to freedom fighters. PTI COR VIJ VS IKA MVVlast_img read more

CSK vs KXIP, IPL 2019 broadcast: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab Live Streaming

first_imgCSK vs KXIP, IPL 2019 broadcast: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab Live StreamingCSK vs KXIP Match: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will lock horns with Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai in Match 18 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2019).advertisement India Today Web Desk ChennaiApril 6, 2019UPDATED: April 6, 2019 11:25 IST CSK vs KXIP broadcast channels (Courtesy by BCCI)After a disappointing loss to Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings will aim to return to winning ways when they take on Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) contest at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Saturday.Despite a fine start to their campaign, the defending champions lost the plot against Mumbai, thanks to Hardik Pandya’s all-round effort. Chennai may have won their first three matches, but the yellow brigade looked helpless in their last game and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will certainly try to bounce back against Punjab at home.Chennai lacked a death over specialist against Mumbai as the bowlers leaked 48 runs in just the last two overs and the team management will have to look for a solution. Dhoni made a change in his team against Mumbai and is likely to revert back to their original playing eleven, which was fruitful for Chennai in the first three games.Where will the IPL 2019 match between CSK vs KXIP be played?The IPL 2019 match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai from 4 PM IST.Where can I watch the IPL 2019 match between CSK vs KXIP live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2019 match between CSK vs KXIP?You can follow our coverage here – & are the squads for the IPL 2019 match between CSK vs KXIP?Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (Captain/wicket-keeper), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Shorey, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Rituraj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Mohit Sharma, K.M. Asif, Deepak Chahar, N. Jagadeesan, Scott Kuggeleign.Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul (wicket-keeper), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Ravichandran Ashwin (Captain), Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammed Shami, Andrew Tye, Karun Nair, Sam Curran, Simran Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Arshdeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar.Also Read | CSK all-rounder Dwayne Bravo ruled out for two weeks due to hamstring injuryAlso Read | Chennai Super Kings reunion in IPL 2019: Former stars catch up with MS Dhoni’s menAlso Read | IPL not ideal yardstick, but little choice left for India selectors ahead of World CupFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow CSK vs KXIPFollow IPL 2019Follow Chennai Super KingsFollow Kings XI PunjabFollow CSK vs KXIP broadcasting channelsFollow CSK vs KXIP live streaminglast_img read more

Singapore’s Lexmar Becomes Part of James Fisher

first_imgzoom UK marine services provider James Fisher has acquired the entire share capital of Singapore’s Lexmar Engineering Pte Limited and Lexmar Sat Systems Pte Limited that provide diving equipment and saturated diving systems.The initial consideration is SGD 17.5 million (USD 13 million) in cash, with future consideration of up to SGD 9.3 million subject to the successful completion of certain projects. The consideration is based on net cash held by Lexmar at the acquisition of SGD 8.8 million, according to James Fisher.Lexmar’s business, which is said to be complementary to JFD, a part of James Fisher, is currently completing three 18 man twin bell saturation diving systems.Lexmar’s profit after taxation for the year ended 31 December 2015 was SGD 3.9 million and combined net assets were SGD 8.9 million.“The acquisition of Lexmar will strengthen our specialist diving equipment services and is well located to access the strategically important Asia Pacific region,” Nick Henry, Chief Executive Officer of James Fisher, said.JFD is currently completing two saturation diving systems and commissioning is underway in both Norway and Baku.last_img read more

Illegal Tobacco Seized in Colchester County

first_imgMore illegal tobacco has been taken off the streets of Nova Scotia following a short-term investigation by Service Nova Scotia’s Compliance and Special Investigations Unit. On April 11 in Truro, a 55-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman from Halifax Regional Municipality were apprehended and found in possession of more than 220,400 illegal cigarettes. They were arrested and one vehicle was seized. The seized tobacco has a tax value of $60,654 in provincial taxes and $46,284 in federal taxes. The Colchester District RCMP and Colchester Street Crime Enforcement Unit assisted Service Nova Scotia with the investigation. The woman is scheduled to appear in Truro provincial court on June 27 to face charges under the Nova Scotia Revenue Act, Excise Act 2001 and Criminal Code. The man was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in Truro provincial court today, April 12, to face charges under the Nova Scotia Revenue Act, Excise Act 2001, Motor Vehicle Act and Criminal Code. Service Nova Scotia, through its Audit and Enforcement Section, is responsible for reducing illegal tobacco in the province by working with its law enforcement partners and through education and enforcement. Service Nova Scotia’s interprovincial and interagency co-operation with law enforcement partners is a valued asset, as it assists greatly in the fight against contraband tobacco smuggling. Anyone with information regarding the sale and manufacturing of illegal tobacco is asked to contact their local police or Crime Stoppers. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced. If a seizure of illegal tobacco is made based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash reward.last_img read more

No need to ban petrol diesel vehicles EVs picking up momentum naturally

first_imgNew Delhi: Allaying fears of the automobile industry, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said there is no need to ban petrol and diesel vehicles as electric mobility has picked up momentum on its own and all buses would be electric in two years. Earlier, government think-tank Niti Aayog had reportedly proposed that after 2030, only electric vehicles (EVs) should be sold in India. Later, Union ministers, including Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, tried to allay the fear of automobile manufactures in the country by denying that. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraA panel headed by Niti Aayog Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant had earlier suggested that only EVs (three-wheelers and two-wheelers) with an engine capacity of up to 150cc should be sold from 2025 onwards. “I always talk about EVs such as cars, bikes, and buses. Now, it has started naturally. There is no need to make it mandatory. There is not need to ban petrol and diesel vehicles. In the next two years, all buses would be electric and run on bio-ethanol and CNG (compressed natural gas),” Gadkari said while speaking at a National Conclave on Energy Efficiency in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) here. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysTaking about the cost benefit, the minister said, “If we run vehicles on electricity, it would be like cost of Rs 15 per litre of diesel… When I told industry in a meeting that I would prohibit smoke-emission machines in the country, all were afraid… Now, we have plastic cylinders available from Germany which can save 50 per cent cost on LNG (liquefied natural gas) and 40 per cent on CNG.” He also spoke about converting farm stubble left after harvest into clean fuels for generating electricity and running vehicles which can increase farmers’ income manyfold. Currently, farmers burn stubble that causes air and soil pollution. The government through its firms such as power giant NTPC has started procuring stubble pellets for using those as fuel in coal-fired plants. Talking about MSMEs, Gadkari said, “We have a problem of (higher) capital cost. The interest cost (on borrowing) is two-three per cent across the world. In few countries, it is just one per cent. The borrowing cost for MSMEs in our country is 11, 12, or 13 per cent and sometimes up to 14 per cent. We need to reduce capital cost. The minister added that we have inked agreement with World Bank, Asian Development Bank and KfW to facilitate low-cost line of credit for MSMEs.”last_img read more

Gangjee gears up to defend title at Panasonic Open in Japan

first_imgKobe (Japan): Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee is hopeful of putting up a strong title defence despite a few changes to his game still being work in progress ahead of the 10th Panasonic Open that starts here on Thursday. Gangjee sensationally ended a 14-year title drought when he claimed his second Asian Tour title at the tournament last year. The 40-year-old plans to dominate the field again, albeit on a different course, when he tees off for the 150,000,000 yen (approx. USD 1,338,067) event. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju “I think I’m done being the defending champion. I think it’s time to be champion again. I am really looking forward to it. It’s coming together for me the last few weeks,” he said. “I started from just making the cuts to finishing midway and then top-20 and top-10 two weeks ago. It’s nice to be back defending my title this week. I still remember that bunker shot which was a surprise to me,” he added. Gangjee spoke about the changes he has made to his game. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters “I went to my coach, maybe two three months ago. And what we worked on a few things that has kind of set in now. I wouldn’t say I’m 100 per cent now but I’m getting there. So it’s a work in progress, but I’m really comfortable now,” he said. Gangjee will spearhead the 132-man field alongside Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand, Australian Scott Hend, Yosuke Asaji of Japan and Korea’s Taehee Lee, who are the leading four players on the current Asian Tour Order of Merit. More than 50 Asian Tour winners will feature in the talented field and they include Zach Murray of Australia and Rory Hie, who became the first Indonesian player to win on the Asian Tour when he triumphed in India two weeks ago. The top-three finishers upon the conclusion of the 2019 Panasonic Open Golf Championship will share a bonus pool of USD 150,000 where they will earn USD 70,000, USD 50,000 and USD 30,000 respectively via the reward scheme. Thailand’s Poom Saksansin leads the current rankings with 2,919 points while countrymen Panuphol Pittayarat lurks in second and Jazz in third.last_img read more

IAF MiG trainer aircraft crashes near Gwalior airbase pilot eject safely

first_imgNew Delhi: A MiG-21 trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind district after taking off from the Gwalior airbase on Wednesday, officials said. Both pilots ejected safely and were later rescued and admitted to hospital, they said. The MIG-21 type-69 trainer aircraft crashed near Gwalior on Wednesday around 10 am, the IAF said in a release. “It was on a routine mission and was airborne from the Gwalior Air Force Station. The aircraft crashed at an approximate distance of 6 nautical miles while on approach for landing,” it said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “A court of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the accident,” it added. Earlier, Inspector General of Police, Chambal Range, D P Gupta told PTI that the aircraft crashed in Choudhary-ka- Pura area of Bhind’s Aalori village. “Soon after the crash, the trainee aircraft caught fire, but its both pilots ejected safely,” he said. An IAF rescue team soon reached the spot with a helicopter and took the two pilots along with it after providing them first-aid, he said. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen “The two pilots ejected safely, according to the information passed to us from the village head from the spot, some 60 km from the district headquarters,” Bhind Superintendent of Police Rudolf Alvares said. “We informed the IAF officials in Gwalior about the incident,” he added. One of the pilots received injuries, Bhind Collector Chote Singh said. Both the pilots were later admitted to hospital by the IAF rescue team, he added.last_img read more

Kwatha to go on floors at the end of October Aayush Sharma

first_imgMumbai: “Kwatha”, which introduces Katrina Kaif’s sister Isabelle opposite Salman Khan’s brother-in-law Aayush Sharma, is all set to roll. Ayush revealed he will start shooting for the film at the end of October. The film is based on a real incident and will be mostly shot in Manipur. Aayush is cast as an army officer. To look like the part, he has beefed up over the past few months. “I look like an army guy now. I am trying my level best to prepare for the role. Right now, I am training with the Army and I am trying to understand their body language. I think in 20 to 25 days — which is around the end of October — we will go on floors, said Aayush, while interacting with the media at Vogue Beauty Awards 2019 on Wednesday in Mumbai. Sharing his thoughts on the definition of beauty, Aayush said: “For me, beauty is not only external, it is internal as well. I feel how a human being behaves with other people around him or her is the most important thing.” “Kwatha” is directed by Karan Bhutani. The film is set to hit the screens in 2020.last_img read more

Kolkata Government to decide on closure of Tallah bridge today

first_imgKolkata: Likely closure of key Tallah bridge, which connects several areas of North 24 Parganas district to the capital city, may throw the traffic in north Kolkata out of gear this Durga Puja.After deciding to restrict the movements of heavy goods vehicles on 625m-long Tallah bridge, the state government is mulling to shut it down completely for extensive repair work. As per sources, the government is likely to hold a meeting on Friday at Nabanno, the state Secretariat, to discuss the matter with all stakeholders. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja A senior government official said the Tallah bridge was among seven flyovers in the city identified by the state Public Works Department (PWD) as “most vulnerable” and requiring urgent repairs after the Majerhat bridge collapse in 2018. Last year, south Kolkata had to bear the brunt after the collapse of Majerhat bridge that connected Behala to other parts of the city. As per Traffic Department, they are in touch with the Transport Department officials to figure out alternative routes for buses in case the Talla bridge is shut down. Vehicles from Barrackpore and Sodepur in North 24 Parganas use this bridge to reach the city. It is also a key link between Shyambazar, Chiria More, Sinthee, Dunlop and B T Road in the city. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway Engineers of the PWD, which is jointly responsible with the Railway for the maintenance of the bridge, had conducted an inspection on Saturday. As per experts, the bridge needs urgent repair work as it has become very weak. As of now, the PWD has decided to install three height bars to restrict the movement of heavy vehicles on the structure. “A circular inviting tenders for the installation of the height bars has been issued,” said an official. The government will allocate Rs 26 lakh for the project.Tallah bridge-bound goods vehicles will be diverted from B T Road to Kona Expressway. As per sources, experts have suggested to shut the bridge for buses before Durga Puja. But, Kolkata Traffic Police has said if the bridge is shut during the puja, it will badly affect the traffic in the northern part of the city.(With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

EPCA issues areaspecific directions for Delhis pollution hotspots

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Protection (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) on Friday discussed with Delhi authorities area-specific steps to check air pollution in the national Capital and asked them to seal dirty fuel-based industrial units in residential areas. At ameeting with Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev and other senior officials, EPCA chairman Bhure Lal asked them to set up special teams to check rampant burning of plastic Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekarand rubber waste in west and north Delhi. “There are a number of plastic and rubber manufacturing units in Tikri Kalan, Mundka, Ghevra, Hiran Kudna and Nangloi in west Delhi, and in Bawana and Narela in north Delhi. Incidents of plastic and rubber waste burning are reported from these areas frequently. We have asked the government to set up teams for night patrolling to check such incidents. The teams will also ensure that only authorised fuels are used in industries instead of dirty fuels such as furnace oil, rubber oil or coal,” he said. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaA lot of incidents of rag-pickers setting fire to garbage in Masoodpur and Jamia Nagar in south Delhi has come to the notice of the EPCA. Special attention will be paid to the zone near the Yamuna river where chemical industries burn their toxic waste. Directions have been issued to step up surveillance in unauthorised colonies, JJ clusters and vacant plots where tonnes of garbage is burnt. Owners of the vacant plots will be asked to construct boundaries to help check such incidents, Bhure Lal said. The pollution hotspots in east Delhi are Usmanpur Pusta, Bhajanpura, Dallupura, Seemapuri, Gandhi Nagar and welding and pickling units nearby.last_img read more

Los Angeles Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin have

first_imgLos Angeles: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin have tied the knot, again. Sources close to the couple told People magazine that Bieber, 25, and Baldwin exchanged vows at Somerset Chapel in Bluffton, South Carolina. The ceremony was attended by 154 guests, which included Ed Sheeran, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Usher and Baldwin’s uncle Alec Baldwin. The wedding was followed by a larger ceremony at Montage Palmetto Bluff resort. The couple got married in secret last September, two months after the singer proposed to Baldwin, 22.last_img read more

Mumbai A special court in Mumbai on Tuesday refus

first_imgMumbai: A special court in Mumbai on Tuesday refused to conduct an in-camera trial in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, in which BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur is one of the accused. The court rejected an application filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) seeking for the trial to be held in-camera. Special NIA Judge V S Padalkar said conducting the trial in a “transparent manner” is among the reasons for rejecting the NIA’s plea. He allowed media to cover the case with “certain restrictions”. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkHe said mediapersons need to submit true copies of their identity cards issued by their respective media houses. There should not be the use of any electronic device and the matter be reported as per the factual position, the court said. There should also not be any editorial, personal opinion or discussion of any kind until the end of the trial, it further said. An in-camera hearing is conducted in private with only the judge, lawyers, accused and witnesses concerned in attendance.last_img read more

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