Capture powerful images with a signature look. In this write-up, we’ll look at how a graduated ND filter can make your shots look amazing.Shooting landscapes and beautiful, wide-open spaces is a really powerful way to situate your narrative. The difficult part is that, even at dusk, the sky is several stops brighter than the ground it illuminates.Now, you can try dealing with this by adding a gradient in post-production and bringing down the exposure of the sky over time. This works if you’re shooting raw and have a lot of control over the latitude. However, if the sun is at all visible, or you have bright clouds, you’ll generally end up with blown-out highlights, which is the opposite of cinematic.Another solution would be to shoot two exposures by locking off your camera, then combine in post. The issue with this technique is that, unless you match your camera movements exactly, you’ll get stuck with a static shot.The Duellists (Paramount Pictures).There’s a way to capture remarkable skies that aren’t too bright in your established location via landscape cinematography, and it’s been around for fifty years. Ridley Scott, a master of cinema, has used this technique since his first feature film — The Duellists.Neutral density filters are like sunglasses for your lens, or your camera. There are different ways you can apply them. The C200 has an internal ND, as does the Alexa, meaning that there’s a tiny piece of plastic or glass that comes down in front of the sensor, which you can vary from 4-6-8 stops. You can also get ones that screw on the front of your lens, or ones that drop into a Matte Box.So, how do you ND the sky without ND-ing the ground? The solution is the Graduated Neutral Density Filter. You can get these in different gradients or different strengths, as well as in tinted blue, orange, or straw.First, you need a Matte Box, where you typically have one filter that slides in and a second one that rotates. You need to load the filter into the filter tray and drop it in. You’ll notice that the top of the image has more ND than the bottom of the image. You can adjust this by sliding it in or out, or rotating the filter around to get different effects, customizing where the ND appears or where the gradient appears, depending on what you want your shot to be.If you’re shooting on a Super 35 camera like the C200, you’ll have more flexibility since the camera only uses the middle part of the lens. This means that you can get no ND, all ND, or something in-between.This allows you to capture amazing, deep, brooding skies at the same time as exposing your ground and subject correctly. You can also pan (or sometimes tilt), while still keeping the sky dark and the subject bright.Kingdom of Heaven (Twentieth Century Fox).One shot in Ridley Scott’s film Kingdom of Heaven uses ND on a diagonal forty-five degree angle. It travels across the frame, making some of the actors look too dark; however, in the greater scheme of things, you don’t notice it.Graduated ND is a really good tool for thinking about your image in zones — and how to expose different parts of the image at different values. You can even use it vertically to correctly expose an interior and exterior. You don’t necessarily need to nail the perfect exposure in both zones. You just need to bring the highlights down into the range of the camera so they aren’t blown out and there’s information you can recover in post.Looking for more cinematography tips and tricks? Check out these articles.The Right In-Air Diffusion for Your Project: Haze vs. Fog vs. Smoke4 Ways Still Photography Can Make You a Better Cinematographer and FilmmakerDrawing the Audience’s Eye by Shaping and Cutting LightWhat is Medium Format and Why You Want it for Your Next CameraThe Teradek RT System: A Positive Change in Focus Pulling
Chinese national Wu Tiandong, 32, who was arrested under the stringent Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act 2016, was released on bail on Friday from Patna’s Beur Central Jail. Mr. Wu, who works for a private mobile company, was arrested on June 17 in an inebriated state. A liquor bottle was recovered from his guest house in the Gardanibagh police station area. The Patna High Court granted him bail on a bond of ₹10,000 with two sureties; the papers reached the Beur Central Jail on Friday. Mr. Wu is the first foreign national to be arrested under Bihar’s stringent liquor law. Officials said he was served noodles and boiled vegetables in the prison.
View comments ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess They will face qualifiers Lara Posadas-Wong, Dyan Coronacion and 2017 World Cup champion Krizziah Tabora in the second phase where the top three advance to the step-ladder medal encounter. —JUNE NAVARROFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Defending women’s champion Liza del Rosario rolled an eight-game series of 1679 to secure a spot in round 2 of the Philippine International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships finals despite placing second behind Singaporean Jermaine Seah, 21 pinfalls behind.Joining Del Rosario and Seah in round 2 of the finals Monday are Gilliam Lim of Malaysia and national youth member Bea Hernandez, who both wound up with 1616 pinfalls, plus Singaporeans Iliya Syamim (1600) and Charlene Lim (1599).ADVERTISEMENT PetroGazz books final four berth with ripping of BaliPure; Motolite scores DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting
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Worcestershire’s Ross Whiteley became the sixth male cricketer to hit six sixes in an over when he achieved the feat in Sunday’s Natwest T20 Blast match against Yorkshire at Headingley.The 28-year-old clobbered left-arm spinner Karl Carver six times over the rope in the 16th over to join a select group that includes Garfield Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh and Lancashire’s Jordan Clark, who achieved it in a second-team game against Yorkshire.”It was the right time in the game for me to go for it. It was all or nothing,” Whiteley said.”Unfortunately for the bowler it was a short boundary on the leg-side.”I hit the first out of the screws and needed to keep going for the team, not for that achievement. It’s something I never really thought I’d do in professional cricket.”Despite Whiteley’s heroics, Worcestershire lost by 37 runs.Worcester’s #RossWhiteley joined an elite club by hitting SIX sixes from one Karl Carver over in a T20 match at Headingley. ??? [??: Cric Aus] pic.twitter.com/603GyQv1nP- AmMaD (@Cob_Adder) July 24, 2017
Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has criticised the introduction of video assistant referee (VAR) in Spain this season, saying that it disrupts the flow of the games.Suarez said that he would prefer the use of goal-line technology and not VAR as the latter disrupts the natural flow of games.Suarez benefitted from VAR during Barcelona’s 8-2 win over Huesca on Sunday but still, he is unconvinced about the system. Suarez’s goal was ruled out after being declared offside but it was later awarded after the referee consulted the VAR.”VAR stifles celebrations,” Suarez said in an interview with radio station RAC1 broadcast on Wednesday.”Defenders are now asking for something the whole time. I would prefer to just have goal-line technology. With VAR, the game can lose naturalness,” he added.”Perhaps a play starts with an involuntary handball, you counter-attack and score, then they review the play and rule it out.”Spain has joined top-flight leagues in Italy and Germany in implementing VAR after having no form of technology last season, when Suarez was denied a goal against Valencia despite television showing the ball had clearly crossed the line.The Premier League has used goal-line technology since 2013 but is yet to introduce VAR, which was widely hailed as a success when used at the 2018 World Cup.Suarez, 31, scored for the first time in five games in all competitions in Sunday’s win over Huesca and admitted he needs to manage his minutes on the pitch better in order to get the best out of himself.advertisementAbove all, he regrets playing in a La Liga game against Leganes last season three days before the Champions League quarter-final second leg at AS Roma, where Barca slumped to a 3-0 defeat to go out on away goals after winning 4-1 at home.”Rotating is the coach’s decision but I realise that I should rest in the more straightforward games in the league,” said Suarez, who has won three La Liga titles and one Champions League since joining Barca from Liverpool in 2014.”It happened to me last season against Leganes, just before the game against Roma. You want to play every game but I’m aware that I need to regulate my minutes to be sharp in the biggest games.”You have to get into the rhythm of the games but when you are tired you need to rest.”(With inputs from Reuters)
Touch Football Australia (TFA) is proud to release the 2014/15 Targeted Growth Program (TGP). The TGP provides affiliates with the opportunity to put forward their ideas for growth and development in their Touch Football community. The TGP also aims to provide TFA with the opportunity to work closer with affiliates in assisting them to achieve their goals for growth and development. TFA is committed, through the 2011 to 2015 Strategic Plan, to achieving significant participation growth at all levels. This program has been developed with the strategic goal of uncovering new initiatives, cultivating ideas and developing case studies that create improved operating procedures and promote affiliate growth and development. The TGP also forms a core component of the TFA 2011 to 2015 Participation Plan which can be viewed by clicking the following link:http://www.austouch.com.au/fileadmin/user_upload/Download_Documents/TFA_Participation_Plan.pdf Funding will be available to all TFA affiliates within the following categories:· Advertising Assistance – $300· Growth of Adult Competitions – Funding to a maximum of $5000· Growth of Junior Competitions – Funding to a maximum of $5000· Indigenous Development and Inclusive Programs – Funding to a maximum of $5000This year affiliate volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in a webinar session, which has been designed to assist volunteers through the application process, to better understand how funding may be utilised and to ask questions about the program. This webinar session will be conducted at 6.00pm on Tuesday, 10 June. To register for the webinar, please click on the following link: http://events.redbackconferencing.com.au/dcce1b/registrationApplications close Monday, 7 July. For more information please contact TFA on (02) 6212 2800. For more information or to apply for funding, please click on the attachments below.Related Files2014-15_targeted_growth_program_overview-pdf2014-15_targeted_growth_program_information_and_application_form_-_adver-pdf2014-15_targeted_growth_program_information_and_application_form_-_inclu-pdf2014-15_targeted_growth_program_information_and_application_form_-_parti-pdf2014-15_targeted_growth_program_information_and_application_form_-_adver-doc2014-15_targeted_growth_program_information_and_application_form_-_inclu-doc2014-15_targeted_growth_program_information_and_application_form_-_parti-docRelated LinksTargeted Growth Program
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Claude Puel named new coach of St Etienneby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Leicester City and Southampton manager Claude Puel is back in work.The Frenchman has been named new coach of St Etienne.Saint Etienne announced on Friday afternoon that Ghislain Printant had been fired – and just a half-hour later Puel’s appointment was confirmed.ASSE announces that Puel has signed a contract to 2022.Puel, 58, had been out of work since his dismissal by Leicester in February.
Next Watch: Lionel Messi receives record 6th European Golden Shoe, his 3rd in rowBarcelona forward Lionel Messi is the only player to win European golden shoe for 6th time and the only player to win the award for three years in a row. Reuters BarcelonaOctober 16, 2019UPDATED: October 16, 2019 21:41 IST Barcelona’s Lionel Messi receives his sixth Golden Shoe (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe award is presented to the top goalscorer in league football across EuropeLionel Messi was three ahead of nearest rival Kylian Mbappe, who scored 33 times for Paris St GermainMy team and my team mates, I would have never been able to win even one of these awards without them: MessiBarcelona forward Lionel Messi picked up a record-extending sixth – and third consecutive – European Golden Shoe award on Wednesday following his outstanding individual 2018-19 domestic campaign.The award is presented to the top goalscorer in league football across Europe, with the Argentine finding the net 36 times last season as Barca retained their La Liga title.Messi was three ahead of nearest rival Kylian Mbappe, who scored 33 times for Paris St Germain as they won France’s Ligue 1.”My team and my team mates, I would have never been able to win even one of these awards without them,” Messi said at the presentation in Barcelona. “This is a recognition for everyone, all the team.”For you, daddy. pic.twitter.com/6DaKpRYJ2KFC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 16, 2019The forward, who won his first Golden Shoe in 2010, admitted he was disappointed to have missed out on Champions League glory again after Barcelona blew a 3-0 first leg lead to Liverpool at the semi-final stage. However, he said he was conscious that the league should be the club’s priority.”The Champions League is something special and we all want to win it, but we are conscious that the Liga is the most important.”La Liga can help you reach the Champions League and the Copa del Rey. It is very difficult if you don’t perform well in the Liga to compete in the Champions League.”We never forget about the Liga and the Copa because we are Barcelona and we always aim to win everything.”advertisementBarca have endured a difficult start to the season, losing twice in their first eight league games. They have won their last three matches to pull themselves into second place on 16 points, two behind leaders Real Madrid.Also Read | La Liga calls for upcoming Clasico to be moved from Barcelona to Madrid after Catalan protestsAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Lionel MessiFollow Barcelona forward
Alliance of American Football v. XFL: The Battle for Summer Football Ratings Begins Close NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy Brandi Chastain Wants to Get People Talking About Women’s Sports and Keep the Conversation Going Forever Imagine watching professional football in the summer.Nope, the NFL isn’t extending its season past the Super Bowl — a new network is launching that will take advantage of the summer off-season starting February 9, 2019 and culminating with a championship game on the weekend of April 26-28.The Alliance of American Football will be an eight-team professional league with a 10-week regular season followed by a four-team playoff. Promising “high-quality professional football,” each team will have a 50-player roster; the host cities will be announced over the next 12 weeks.“There is a significant amount of football talent looking to begin or extend their professional careers. The Alliance will provide those players with a new opportunity to compete at a high level,” says Bill Polian, co-founder of The Alliance of American Football. Polian is a 2015 Hall-of-Famer and a former Buffalo Bills’ general manager.The Launch of the Alliance of American FootballMost interesting about the announcement of Alliance Football is the other co-founder behind the venture: Charlie Ebersol. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Charlie is the son of Dick Ebersol, a sports broadcasting tycoon who was the former chairman of NBC Sports. Dick also sat as director of weekend late night programming at NBC and is credited with developing Saturday Night Live! with Lorne Michaels in the mid-1970s. More recently, Dick was the force behind NBC’s near-monopoly of the Olympic Games. But that’s not all Dick is infamous for …“The Alliance will provide [players] with a new opportunity to compete at a high level.” In 1998, Dick’s NBC lost the broadcasting rights to the NFL’s American Football Conference. As fate would have it, shortly after that loss, WWE’s Vince McMahon called up Dick and offered him rights to broadcast a new football league: the XFL.Dick and McMahon joined forced to launch the first season of XFL in 2001, promising more vicious and gritty football than was allowed by the NFL — hence the name “Extreme” Football League. (Plus, nearly-naked cheerleaders and wrestling-worthy storylines … in a word, XFL was insanity.) As documented by ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary, This Was the XFL, the league was a major bust and closed operation the same year of its founding.The Return of the XFLIn an unofficial press conference in January 2018, McMahon announced the XFL will re-launch in the summer of 2020 — one year after the new Alliance takes the national stage. The league will include an eight-team (40-man rosters) and 10-week regular season with two semifinal playoff games and a championship game.“The new XFL is an exciting opportunity to reimagine America’s favorite sport,” says McMahon. “As we move towards kickoff, we look forward to listening and implementing innovative ideas from players, coaches, medical experts, technology executives, the media and most importantly football fans.”But it gets even more interesting and convoluted. Charlie Ebersol, co-founder of Alliance, was the director of the 30 for 30 doc on XFL, and now his father Dick will serve on the Alliance Board of Directors.The Battle for Summer Football Ratings BeginsAlliance and XFL couldn’t be more different, yet the two leagues will overlap with airtime. It seems Charlie has crafted his league around being a foil to XFL (at least in its former “vicious” embodiment), attempting to present an ultra-safe and refined off-season option for football lovers. Charlie even teamed up with CBS as the official television partner.“Players have our commitment that we will seek the highest degree of safety and our support as we continue to invest in their success off the field with post-football career scholarships and financial wellness programs,” Charlie Ebersol adds.The Alliance will also introduce several rule changes designed to “enhance excitement, increase the safety, and accelerate the pace and tempo of games,” including eliminating kickoffs and allowing the offense to start on the 25-yard line. In place of the onside kick, the trailing team will receive the ball on their own 35-yard line facing fourth down and 10. There will also be a shorter play clock, no more extra point requiring two-point conversions after every touchdown, and fewer commercial breaks (woohoo!). 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Mumbai: Taapsee Pannu, who will be sharing screen space with Bhumi Pednekar in her forthcoming release “Saand Ki Aankh”, said she was eagerly waiting to do a two-heroine project. The film is the real life story of octogenarians Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar of Johri village in Uttar Pradesh. The duo are among the world’s oldest sharpshooters and the winners of several national championships. Taapsee will portray the role of Prakashi Tomar, while Bhumi will be seen as Chandro Tomar. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger “I wanted to do a film that has equal roles for two heroines. I got to know that the team was working on one such story. It is a story of those women, who lived their life as per the desire of their parents, after marriage lived as per their husbands’ desire and will, and then lived for their children. When did she live her life then?” Taapsee asked. The actor, who was speaking at the trailer launch of “Saand Ki Aankh” on Monday, dedicated the film to her mother. Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap up She said the makers have stayed true to the story of Prakashi and Chandro Tomar. “We have not shown anything that has not happened in their life. The film was shot in front of them. We have not added any emotional angle forcefully in the film.” Taapsee said the idea is to inspire people, especially women, to fulfil their desires. “I want everyone to take their parents to watch the film. Don’t give up on life. Life ends when you decide, any day is a good day to begin. Everyone should get inspiration that there is no age to start living,” she added. The actor said while it was easy to dye their hair grey, the nailing the body language was most difficult. “Both of them have a swag, the way they talk, walk and use the gun. They put a lot of us to shame. That was the biggest is challenge.” The Reliance Entertainment film marks scriptwriter Tushar Hiranandani’s directorial debut. The film also stars Viineet Singh and Prakash Jha. The movie is jointly produced by Anurag Kashyap and Nidhi Parmar.
Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath laid the foundation stone of the Bhopal metro rail project to be set up at a cost of Rs 6,941.4 crore here on Thursday. Kamal Nath performed the ‘bhumi pujan’ of the project near Gayatri Mandir on Hoshangabad Road. He said the Metro project will be called ‘Bhoj Metro’, named after city’s legendary ruler Raja Bhoj. State Urban Development Minister Jaiwardhan Singh, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh and other state ministers were also present on the occasion. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh The total length of the metro rail would be around 27.87 kilometre on two lines — one from AIIMS to Karond, having a distance of 14.94 km, and the second one from Bhadbhada to Ratnagiri, a distance of 12.88 km. The total cost is estimated to be Rs 6941.40 crore. The project has 28 stations including a 1.79 km long underground section with two stations. The first phase of the project is expected to be completed by December 2022.
Singapore: Facebook on Thursday introduced strict criteria for political ads on the social network in Singapore to prevent the spread of misinformation as the city-state gears up for elections. Faced with criticism the site has been used to manipulate polls, Facebook has been tightening rules on such adverts around the world, from the United States to India. Those advertising in Singapore about elections and politics on Facebook or its Instagram app will now have to first confirm their identity and location, and disclose who is responsible for the ad, the social network said. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportThey must also provide information such as a phone number, email or website, said Katie Harbath, Facebook’s public policy director. In addition, the new requirements will apply to those wanting to run ads related to social issues such as immigration and crime — topics that are hotly debated by Singaporeans on Facebook. “To enable healthy discourse in Singapore, we’ve taken steps to reduce the spread of misinformation, help prevent foreign interference in elections, and, more recently, to bring greater transparency and authenticity to advertising,” she said. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsSpeculation has been mounting that Singaporeans could head to the polls soon after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong convened a committee to review electoral boundaries this month, typically the first step towards a vote. Facebook came under fire from Singapore authorities earlier this year in the run-up to the passage of new legislation to combat “fake news”, with the government accusing tech giants of being unable to police themselves.
Mumbai: The ruling BJP held a review of preparedness in all the 288 assembly constituencies in Maharashtra amid delay in finalising a tie-up with the Shiv Sena for the October 21 polls, sources said on Friday. Maharashtra BJP leaders held consultations with the ruling party’s central leadership on poll preparedness in New Delhi on Thursday, they said. Senior Maharashtra BJP leaders, including Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and the party’s state unit president, Chandrakant Patil, were present at the meeting, the sources said. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh “A review of all the 288 assembly seats and preparations for the October 21 polls was taken at the meet,” the sources said. The BJP and the Shiv Sena are locked in hard bargaining for distribution of seats among themselves and smaller partners of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The BJP is said to offering a maximum of 120 seats to the Shiv Sena. On the other hand, the Uddhav Thackeray-led party is insisting on equal distribution of seats and sharing of the chief minister’s post for 2.5 years each between the saffron allies. A Sena leader had earlier said the party was willing to accept 135 seats. In 2014, both parties had contested the assembly polls separately with the BJP winning 122 seats and the Sena 63. Fadnavis took over as the first BJP chief minister on October 31, 2014, and the Sena joined his government in December that year.
New Delhi: The BJP on Friday emerged victorious in two of the four assembly constituencies where bypolls were held while the ruling LDF wrested a seat in Kerala and the Congress consolidated its position in Chhattisgarh, winning Naxal-affected Dantewada.BJP candidates won in Uttar Pradesh and Tripura defeating their Samajwadi Party and CPI-M rivals respectively. LDF’s Mani C Kappen defeated Jose Tom Pulikkunnel of the opposition Congress-led UDF in a closely-contested fight. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghKappen, leader of the Nationalist Congress Party, defeated Pulikkunnel, a faction leader of the Kerala Congress (M), by 2,943 votes. Pala was a bastion of the Congress-led UDF, held by veteran leader and former Finance Minister K M Mani for the past five decades. The bypoll was necessitated due to the demise of Mani in April. The win has come as a huge relief to the LDF after its rout in the Lok Sabha polls. With this victory, the number of LDF MLAs in the 140-member assembly has gone up to 91. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadIn Uttar Pradesh, BJP’s Yuvraj Singh won the bypoll to the Hamirpur seat by a margin of over 17,846 votes, defeating Manoj Prajapati of the SP. Singh secured 74,374 votes, while Prajapati got 56,528 votes, the Election Commission said. The bye-election was held following the disqualification of BJP MLA Ashok Kumar Singh Chandel after his conviction in a murder case. Nine candidates, including the Congress’s Hardeepak Nishad and Naushad Ali of the BSP, were in the poll fray. BJP’s candidate Mimi Majumder won the by-election to Badharghat (SC) Assembly constituency in Tripura defeating her nearest rival, CPI(M)’s Bulti Biswas, by 5,276 votes. Congress nominee Ratan Chandra Das secured the third place. The seat fell vacant due to the death of BJP MLA Dilip Sarkar in April. Both the BJP and the CPI(M) got fewer votes in comparison to what they bagged in the assembly elections. The ruling BJP has 36 seats in the assembly while its alliance partner IPFT has eight in the 60-member house. Devti Karma of the Congress defeated Ojaswi Mandavi of the BJP by 11192 votes to win the Dantewada assembly bypoll in Chhattisgarh. The ruling Congress now has 68 members in the 90-strong house. Karma polled 50,028 votes while Mandavi got 38,836 votes. The BJP had fielded Ojaswi in the seat, reserved for Scheduled Tribes, where bypoll was necessitated after her MLA husband Bhima Mandavi was killed in a Maoist attack in April, apparently in the hope of capitalising on sympathy vote.
New Delhi: State-owned CIL on Tuesday said DIPAM will organise a non-deal road show this week in Mumbai for further divestment of its shares by the Centre. A non-deal road show happens when executives hold deliberations with current and potential investors, but no equity or debt securities are offered. The government had last year sold 3.18 per cent stake in Coal India. “DIPAM is organising a Domestic Non Deal Road show on October 3-4, 2019 in Mumbai for further divestment of shares of Coal India by Government of India,” Coal India (CIL) said in a filing to BSE. In 2015, the government had sold 10 per cent stake in CIL through an OFS. It had then collected up about Rs 23,000 crore. Coal India, which accounts for over 80 per cent of the domestic coal output, is targeting more than 8 per cent growth in production at 660 million tonne in 2019-20 compared to 607 million tonne in the last fiscal.
New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will carry out a “Purvanchal Jan Samvad” campaign at 300 polling stations in the national capital from October 6 to November 20, in a bid to reach out to the people from the region living here, senior party MP Sanjay Singh said on Friday.Singh, who is the Delhi Assembly in-charge of the Arvind Kejriwal-led party, will lead the campaign. Other party leaders, including Dilip Pandey, Durgesh Pathak and Burari MLA Sanjeev Jha, will also take part in it. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarSingh said the campaign would be launched to improve the party’s connect with the people from the Purvanchal region living in the national capital. The BJP recently launched a scathing attack on the AAP over the comments of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal targeting the saffron party’s Delhi unit president, Manoj Tiwari. Taking a swipe at Tiwari, the AAP supremo had said if the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was implemented in the national capital, the BJP leader would be the first person to leave the city. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaTiwari, a Bhojpuri actor-turned-politician who hails from Bihar, has been demanding implementation of the NRC in Delhi to identify and evict Bangladeshis and Rohingya Muslims illegally living in the national capital. The BJP has also accused Kejriwal of “humiliating” the people of Bihar and other states after the chief minister claimed that the influx of patients from other parts of the country was the reason behind long queues at the government hospitals of Delhi.
New Delhi: Days after Union Minister Giriraj Singh said the NDA government owes an apology to the people of Bihar for its “inept” handling of the water-logging crisis in the state, members of the ally JD(U)came out with a barrage of attacks against the BJP leader. At least 72 people died after torrential rainfall in parts of Bihar last week.”He (Giriraj Singh) is not even comparable to a speck of dust on Nitish Kumar’s feet. One does not become a leader just by chanting the name of Mahadev (Lord Shiva) every now and then,” JD(U) spokesman Sanjay Singh fumed. Giriraj Singh often refers to Lord Shiva in his speeches. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework JD (U) spokesman Rajiv Ranjan Prasad countered the Union minister with facts to point out that it was largely the BJP which was responsible for the crisis in Patna. “Ever since the JD(U)-BJP combine has been ruling the state, the urban development portfolio has been with our alliance partner. The Mayor of Patna belongs to the BJP and so do the MPs representing the two Lok Sabha constituencies that cover the district. All the assembly segments in the city have been BJP strongholds since the 1990s,” Prasad said. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: Reports Giriraj Singh, a former member of the Nitish Kumar cabinet, sought accountability from the Bihar chief minister over Bihar floods. “Jab taali sardaar ko, to gaali bhi sardaar ko,” he had said when asked about the chief minister and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi coming under attack over water-logging in many parts of the state. “The government issued an alert asking the people to be on guard. But was it on guard itself? Had it been so, people would not have been compelled to suffer so much of misery,” news agency PTI quoted him as saying. JD(U) national general secretary and chief spokesman K C Tyagi expressed his vexation in Delhi. “Giriraj Singh has become a habitual offender. He is causing more damage to our alliance than Tejashwi Yadav (leader of the opposition in the state assembly, belonging to RJD) could be capable of,” said Tyagi. Tejashwi Yadav’s Rashtirya Janata Dal (RJD) which has been down since its debacle in Lok Sabha polls, sought to fish in troubled waters. Party national spokesman and Rajya Sabha MP Manoj Jha said, “It is one of the rare occasions when we have found ourselves on the same page as a polarising BJP leader like Giriraj Singh. He is perfectly right in blaming the NDA government in Bihar for the Patna disaster”. Meanwhile, BJP MP Ram Kripal Yadav also lashed out at the Bihar government saying a system has been put in place in which the bureaucracy is out of control. “Areas of my Pataliputra Lok Sabha constituency are water-logged but when I try to contact officials they do not show the courtesy of even picking up the phone,” he said. State BJP spokesman Nikhil Anand, however, tried to control the damage. “When the matter belongs to our home, why should anyone go before the media. Agreed that some leaders are under pressure to address public grievances during floods. But the CM and the deputy CM are working tirelessly,” he said.(With inputs from Indian Express)
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