first_imgPune:The Devendra Fadnavis-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has crores to spend on publicity stunts and propaganda campaigns, but no money for farmers, said Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Friday. Attacking the State government’s ‘Mi Labharthi (I am a beneficiary)’media blitz as part of the Congress and NCP’s ‘Halla Bol’ yatra in Latur district in the arid Marathwada region, Mr. Pawar said, “No one has benefited from any of this [BJP] government’s promises. The much-touted farm loan waiver has come a cropper. Farmers are devoid of even basic amenities like round-the-clock electricity as opposed to states like Telangana which provide 24 hours electricity to their farmers.” Power billsThe NCP leader further alleged that the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Corporation Ltd. (MSEDCL) was forcefully recovering money from the farmers, which in turn was driving them towards suicide. Mr. Pawar visited Shahaji Rathod, a farmer from Ujani village in Latur’s Ausa Taluka at a local hospital and announced ₹1 lakh for his treatment.Mr. Rathod had recently attempting suicide in front of the local MSEDC office by consuming a poisonous substance as he was allegedly unable to pay his electricity bill. “The Rathod family runs a humble flour mill to make ends meet… Shahaji’s case is an example of the BJP government’s apathy towards the State’s farmers. What happened to the government’s ‘solar krishi pump’ scheme, which was scuppered after the distribution of a mere 2,200 pumps,” asked Mr. Pawar.last_img read more

first_imgThe Gujarat government on Monday canceled all permissions granted to the bankrupt Sterling group promoted by the absconding Sandesara brothers to develop an all-weather port in Dahej.The absconding promoters of the Sterling group – Nitin and Chetan Sandesara – are alleged to have defrauded over ₹ 14,500 crore of public money. Two of their flagships–Sterling Biotech and Sterling SEZ are in bankruptcy tribunals now.Both the brothers are absconding since their names came up in the bank loan scam and money laundering activities and federal agencies began probing them.“Chief minister Vijay Rupani today decided to cancel all the permissions given for building an all-weather berthing port at Dahej to Sterling Ports of Nitin Sandesara,” the chief minister’s office said in a statement on Monday.“Rupani has also directed the Gujarat Maritime Board to recover the amount that the company had to pay as bank guarantees and also to take re-possession of the 84.95 hectares given to the company for developing the port,” the statement added.The Gujarat Maritime Board and a consortium led by Sterling Biotech had entered into an agreement to develop the Dahej port as an all-weather direct berthing port in 2009.Following this, the board had handed over 84.95 hectares to the group in 2010.The Sterling consortium had formed a new company – Sterling Port – to develop the port and had also signed a concession agreement in 2014 with the board.As per the agreement, the company was to invest ₹ 2,500 crore in the first phase and had to deposit 1.5 percent of the equity along with another ₹ 5 crore as performance guarantee with the maritime board.But the company is yet to start any work on the port, government officials said, adding it even failed to deposit ₹ 37.50 crore which it had to pay as bank guarantee to the government.Earlier in the day, the board of directors of the maritime board met and recommended to cancel the contract, they said, adding following this, the Chief Minister ordered cancellation of all the agreements and permissions given to the Sandesara group.The Sandesaras brothers are alleged to have committed bank frauds to the tune of ₹ 14,500 crore of the one by Sterling Biotech alone is around ₹8,100 crore, according to the Enforcement Directorate. The brothers have been absconding since the federal agency CBI registered a bank fraud case against them in 2017.last_img read more

first_imgGolden State Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins, center, fouls Boston Celtics’ Aron Baynes, left, as he looks to pass the ball away from Jayson Tatum (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — DeMarcus Cousins lost his cool and the Golden State Warriors lost at home in embarrassing fashion once again.Gordon Hayward scored 30 points off the bench, Kyrie Irving had 19 points and 11 assists, and the Boston Celtics ran away from the Warriors early on the way to a 128-95 win Tuesday night in a game that turned testy with the two-time defending champions down big.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Tatum scored 17 points for the Celtics, who came in having lost five of six since the All-Star break.“I think we played with purpose all the way through. We were very businesslike the whole night, even at halftime and just now after the game,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “We know we haven’t played like that enough but It’s encouraging as a reminder that we can.”Golden State missed its initial four shots and fell behind 11-0 as Boston started 5 of 7 before Curry’s jumper at 8:26. The Warriors made five straight shots and used a 12-2 burst to get right back in it.Alfonzo McKinnie started in place of Thompson and contributed seven points in 17 minutes.“It starts with a passion and an anger and an intensity, and it wasn’t there tonight,” Kerr said.Durant responded to that by asking, “I thought we moved off of joy, now anger?” in response to Kerr’s usual message of playing with joy.Then, the two-time reigning Finals MVP challenged everyone.“All around top to bottom, coaches, players, we’ve just got to be better,” he said.TIP-INSCeltics: Boston improved to 6-6 on the road against the Western Conference. … Golden State had snapped the Celtics’ 10-game home winning streak with a 115-111 win on Jan. 26. … The Celtics — who shot 8 for 28 from 3-point range in Sunday’s 115-104 home loss to Houston, including 1 of 13 in the first half — were 14 of 34 from deep and got four 3s from Hayward. Cousins and Terry Rozier received double technicals with 8:44 to play. Cousins was called for his fifth foul on a charge drawn by Aron Baynes, then the fiery Warriors center stood over Baynes in clear frustration. Jayson Tatum bumped Cousins with his right arm and Cousins pushed back with some force, then Rozier entered the fray and he and Cousins traded shoves.“It was silly. It was nothing, absolutely nothing,” Cousins said without elaborating.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesBoogie’s moment summed up an ugly evening of basketball by his team — and fans seeing their final season in the East Bay made a mad dash for the Oracle Arena exits in the closing minutes. It was the Warriors’ fifth home defeat by 20 or more points.“I’d love to have some magic potion and say we can come out and play with better energy and better discipline and kind of rectify it, but we’ve got to, at some point, stop talking about it and figure it out,” Stephen Curry said. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Lady Tamaraws survive Lady Warriors for 2nd straight win MOST READ 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Curry provided a bright spot with 23 points and four 3-pointers on a night Splash Brother Klay Thompson sat out with soreness in his right knee.“Klay would have had to play a hell of a game to overcome all that,” coach Steve Kerr said.Kevin Durant scored 18 points but committed five turnovers, while Cousins wound up with 10 points on 4-for-12 shooting — missing all five of his 3-point tries — and nine rebounds to go with four turnovers.The Warriors, who had won the last two meetings with Boston, couldn’t overcome a lackluster first half in which they were outhustled on both ends and faced a daunting 73-48 halftime deficit.“It looked to me like we were jogging up the floor. You can’t play basketball jogging. You’ve got to sprint,” Kerr said. “Your cuts have to be hard. You have to be going all out. We did not go all out and it was embarrassing.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 LATEST STORIES Warriors: G Shaun Livingston missed the game with neck spasms. … Andre Iguodala, sporting a new look with his head completely shaved, played after dealing with lower back tightness. … C Kevon Looney missed a second straight game with right pelvic soreness. … McKinnie went through an extensive pregame warmup routine behind the scenes after he left against the 76ers with a bruised left hip. … Golden State earned a winning road record for a sixth straight season. … The Warriors added depth by recalling G Jacob Evans III from the G League Santa Cruz Warriors.BAYNES’ MINUTESReserve Boston big man Baynes will remain on a minutes restriction with Boston playing consecutive nights. He returned Sunday against Houston from an 11-game absence because of a bone bruise in his left foot.“He’s on a minutes restriction for the foreseeable future, so 15 max, especially with a back-to-back,” Stevens said. “Right now, our thought is that he would be able to play in both games in the next two nights. We will see how he comes out of tonight.”UP NEXTCeltics: At Kings on Wednesday.Warriors: Host Nuggets on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears endlast_img read more

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Federal court began to hear arguments on whether a ruling from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal should be overturned.At issue is a discrimination case against the federal government for underfunding First Nations child welfare agencies.The complaint was dismissed by the tribunal. APTN National News reporter Annette Francis explains why lawyers want the case back at the tribunal.last_img

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:AIDS, beaches, christmas, Hiv, program Survey shows TCI beaches keep visitors coming Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Beaches reconstruction delayed, delivery mix up at airport Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Dec 2014 – In its second consecutive year Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa has invited all its team members to participate once again in our, “Share your Christmas” ( SYC) canned and non-perishable food drive. Celebrating the holiday season, the initiative has a host of activities centered on the spirit of giving and stewardship towards the community and the less fortunate.Along with a number of community outreach programs and environmental clean-up initiatives; Beaches Turks and Caicos has also launched its “Share your Christmas” Food Drive from December 10th – 24th 2014 to collect food items that will be donated directly to two (2) pantries that serve the less fortunate of the Turks and Caicos: The National HIV Prevention Unit and The Turks and Caicos Social Welfare Office.The HIV prevention unit assists directly with providing medical support services to those infected with the virus. The group also provides healthy meals daily to about 35-40 persons on the island of Providenciales who would not have the means to otherwise feed themselves. The TCI Social Welfare Office assist with providing financial support to the unemployed and under employed in the Turks and Caicos Islands. They directly impact single mothers, children, the disabled and the elderly by providing them with monetary support and where possible, food and clothing in some cases. It is our hope that we will be able to collect enough canned goods and non-perishable items not only to assist both organizations with their continued efforts to ensure that all persons enrolled in one or more of these social programs has a healthy meal this holiday season but to also send a charge to other corporate citizens in the community to mobilize and assist in this effort! We also thank the IGA Supermarket Chain for partnering with us for a second year for their kind donation of two gift cards that will be given directly to Social Welfare and the National Aids Programs for the purchase of additional goods for the cause.A photo challenge capturing team member donations to the “Share Your Christmas Bins” made the initiative extra fun for all of our team members that graciously participated in this years’ SYC food drive. The food bins were situated at the security gates in the back of house, at the Caribbean and Key West Villages . We thank you for being our partners as we work together in eradicating poverty and HIV/AIDS throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands.Let’s all get involved and share a little this holiday season. Hurricane Irma causes major damage and destruction in TCIlast_img read more

first_imgBILLERICA, MA — Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian welcomed more than 50 volunteers to the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction on January 28 for a celebration of their service.Volunteers at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction provide a wide range of spiritual, therapeutic and reentry services throughout the facility.“Volunteers play an integral part in supporting the efforts our professional staff undertake to help prepare those in our custody to make a successful return to the community,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “We are extremely fortunate to have volunteers who generously give of their time as individuals, as well as part of community organizations both inside and outside of Middlesex County. This celebration was our way of saying thank you.”In addition to hearing from Sheriff Koutoujian, volunteers were treated to a meal prepared by inmates in the culinary arts program, as well as remarks and musical performances by some of the inmates the volunteers work with on a routine basis.Individuals interested in learning more about volunteering at the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction can contact Assistant Superintendent of Program Services Josh Bowdridge at 978-667-1711.Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian welcomed more than 50 volunteers to the Middlesex Jail & House of Correction on January 28, 2019 for a celebration of their service.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSenator Markey & Middlesex Sheriff Koutoujian Promote Expansion Of Opioid Treatment In JailsIn “Government”Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Helps Collect 120 Unwanted Guns During Regional Gun Buyback InitiativeIn “Police Log”Attorney General Awards Middlesex Sheriff’s Office A Healthy Summer Youth Jobs GrantIn “Police Log”last_img read more