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Cancer survivor delivers baby via IVF

first_imgKolkata: A 30-year-old woman, who was detected with cancer in 2015 and had undergone a surgery that led to the removal of her right side ovary, recently delivered a girl at a city hospital.The woman, a resident of Chandannagore in Hooghly, was newly-married when she was detected with the disease. She had a harrowing time when she came to know about it. Her desire to be a mother was almost shattered till she consulted Dr Biswajyoti Guha, a city-based doctor, who instilled confidence in her and helped her to conceive the baby. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersIn 2015, the patient had an oophorectomy on the right side ovary under the treatment of Dr AP Majumder, a renowned oncology surgeon, who is no more. At that time, the woman had undergone chemotherapy and Dr Majumder had requested Dr Guha to take necessary measures to ensure the woman conceived and became a mother. The woman has been under Dr Biswajyoti Guha’s treatment for a long time and conceived twice. However, both the times, she suffered miscarriages during initial weeks of pregnancy. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAfter she suffered miscarriages, Dr Guha referred her to Dr Kaushiki Roy, who gave her necessary advice and guidelines. After a prolonged effort, she became pregnant through IVF treatment. Her health condition was also not stable and this was the major concern of the doctors, who had been treating her. According to Dr Guha, the patient had developed gestational diabetes and obstetric cholestasis during pregnancy. The doctors had taken all kinds of preventive measures to ensure that the woman delivers the baby without any complications. A few days ago, the woman gave birth to a baby girl with the help of a team of doctors— surgeons Dr Biswajyoti Guha , Dr Satyen Das, Dr Aparupa Ghosh , neonatologist Dr Runa Majumdar , anaestesist Dr Shamik Nandi and Dr Avik.last_img read more

Pleasant Tuesday morning in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: It was a pleasant Tuesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 12.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average, the Met said. “The sky will remain partly cloudy,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official told IANS. The humidity at 8.30 a.m., was recorded at 80 per cent. The city received 0.6 mm of rain in last 24 hours. The maximum temperature was expected to hover around 27 degrees Celsius. The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi at 8.30 a.m. was recorded at 172, which is moderate. Monday’s maximum temperature settled at 8.4 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season’s average while the minimum was 12.4 degrees Celsius, two notches below the normal.last_img read more

BlackBerry shares pare losses as markets surge on upbeat US jobs data

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market was higher Friday as U.S. job creation data for January and big revisions for the previous two months raised hopes that indexes can build on the gains netted during the first trading month of the year.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 74.69 points to 12,759.93 while the TSX Venture Exchange was ahead 7.26 points to 1,228.97.The U.S. Labour Department’s non-farm payrolls report said the American economy created 157,000 jobs last month. It also significantly revised upward the number of jobs created in November and December. The Labour Department said that a total of 127,000 more jobs were created than initially thought.The jobless rate rose 0.1 of a point to 7.9%.The Canadian dollar was down 0.16 of a cent to 100.11 cents US, after the loonie closed above parity on Thursday for the first time in a week.U.S. indexes were sharply higher as the Dow Jones industrials ran ahead 82.36 points to 13,942.94.The Nasdaq gained 18.56 points to 3,160.69 while the S&P 500 index rose 7.65 points to 1,505.76.Expectations had varied for job creation, ranging from 155,000 a week ago and rising as high as 170,000 in the last couple of days.The positive jobs reading helped reassure investors who were surprised at data released Wednesday showing the U.S. economy shrank in the fourth quarter at an annualized rate of 0.1%.The TSX is up a shade over 2% for the month while the Dow industrials has jumped about 5.75% as corporations delivered some better than expected earnings reports, U.S. politicians stopped the economy from going over the so-called fiscal cliff and agreed to an extension of the debt limit. And there were signs that China’s economy is reviving.BlackBerry, the company formerly known as Research In Motion Ltd. was up 23 cents or 1.78% to $13.15 after tumbling 17% over the past two sessions following the rollout of its new BlackBerry 10 lineup. Part of the reason for the slide is profit taking after the stock ran up 50% during January alone, and up 200% from its 52-week low of $6.10 in September. But availability has become an issue as U.S. customers won’t be able to get the BlackBerry Z10 until March, a month later than in Canada.In earnings news, Barbie maker Mattel Inc.’s fourth-quarter net income fell 17% to $306.5 million, weighed down by a litigation charge. Removing the litigation charge, earnings were $1.12 per share, three cents short of analyst expectations.Mattel’s revenue rose five% to $2.26 billion against expectations of $2.15 billion. Its stock was ahead 1.7% in pre-market trading.Exxon Mobil said fourth-quarter earnings rose six% to US$9.95 billion with help from higher profit margins in its refining business. Net income equalled $2.20 per share, compared with $1.97 per share a year earlier. Revenue was down five% to $115.17 billion,Analysts expected Exxon Mobil Corp. to earn $1.99 per share on revenue of $115.22 billion and its shares were off 50 cents to US$89.46.Its publicly traded subsidiary, Imperial Oil, reported higher net income in the fourth quarter as lower expenses more than offset a decrease in revenue. Imperial said its net income in the latest period was $1.07 billion or $1.26 per diluted share. That was just above last year’s $1.01 billion, or $1.18 per diluted share. Revenue fell to $7.8 billion from $8.1 billion and its shares dipped 15 cents to $43.65.Montreal-based paper maker Domtar Corp. said quarterly net income dropped to US$19 million or 54 cents per share in the three months ended Dec. 31, down from US$61 million, or $1.63 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2011. Domtar’s revenue fell about $70 million to $1.33 billion. Adjusted earnings dropped to $46 million or $1.31 per share, nine cents below expectations and Domtar shares fell $1.84 to $81.16.The gold sector led TSX advancers, up about 1.5% as April bullion on the New York Mercantile Exchange was up $20.10 to US$1,682.10 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. improved by 55 cents to $35.68.The base metals sector gained 1.3% while March copper was unchanged at US$3.73 a pound. Teck Resources was ahead 36 cents to $36.71.Rail stocks advanced alongside mining stocks with Canadian Pacific Railway up 63 cents to $115.78.The energy sector climbed 0.4% with the March crude contract down 79 cents to US$96.70 a barrel. Suncor Energy advanced 23 cents to $34.13.Financials also provided lift as National Bank moved up 65 cents to $79.97.European bourses advances as three pieces of economic news for the 17 European Union countries that use the euro were all slightly better than hoped.Unemployment was lower than feared in December, though still at uncomfortably high levels; a survey raised hopes of some growth in the manufacturing sector; and inflation unexpectedly fell, raising speculation of more help from the European Central Bank.London’s FTSE 100 index gained 0.76%, Frankfurt’s DAX was up 0.52% while the Paris CAC 40 climbed 1.07%.Earlier in Asia, stocks were mixed after manufacturing data from China fell short of expectations. Industrial production is still growing, but at a slower pace, according to the government-sanctioned China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing. Its manufacturing index for January fell to 50.4 from 50.6 in December on a 100-point scale in which numbers above 50 indicate expansion.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell marginally, South Korea’s Kospi dropped 0.2%, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.9%.Japan’s Nikkei 225, meanwhile, was once again energized by the yen’s continued descent against the dollar. The index rose 0.5%. read more

Constitutional hearings draw 30000 East Timorese UN mission says

The results of more than 200 constitutional public hearings held in East Timor’s 65 sub-districts will be submitted to the future Constituent Assembly for consideration during the writing of the constitution.”By any standard this is an amazing public participation that shows just how committed the East Timorese are to being involved in their own future,” Peter Galbraith, Cabinet Member for Political Affairs and Timor Sea, said today.Officials from the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) involved in organizing the public hearings said that in many cases the turnout exceeded expectations and demonstrated that people were anxious to be heard by the future 88-seat Constituent Assembly, which will be elected on 30 August.The country’s future political system, currency and flag were among the issues discussed at the hearings. Other topics included the type of punishment that should be applied to those responsible for serious crimes; the educational system; laws for foreign investors; how the revenue from the Timor Sea should be distributed; and the official language.Women’s groups were well represented at the hearings, with many calling for constitutional safeguards against domestic violence and a robust family law.Meanwhile, UNTAET’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) today conducted three lotteries to determine the make-up of the national ballot for the 30 August elections.The first lottery determined that the names of political party candidates will appear before the names of independent candidates; the second lottery determined each party’s position on the ballot, and the third determined the position of each of the independent candidates.The IEC has confirmed that there are 97 political party and 11 independent candidates for 13 district seats. Five independent candidates will run for national seats. The IEC will announce tomorrow the final list of political party national candidates. read more

Concerned at rising Middle East violence Annan urges parties to pursue peace

Since last Saturday at least 27 Palestinians and four Israelis have been killed, with many more injured, even as representatives of the international community are meeting in London to discuss ways to resume peaceful negotiations, a spokesman for Mr. Annan noted in a statement issued late Wednesday in New York.”The Secretary-General remains convinced that there is no military solution to this conflict,” the spokesman said, stressing that violence – far from producing security or lasting peace – would only feed the “terrible cycle” which began in September 2000.In the statement, the Secretary-General urged the parties to immediately cease all forms of violence, abide by international humanitarian law and allow the international community to help them find a peaceful way out of the conflict. read more

Mens lacrosse Ohio States path to victory over Michigan starts with stout

Redshirt senior goalie Tom Carey attempts a save against Johns Hopkins on April 9 at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State defeated Johns Hopkins 13-8. Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe No. 9 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team has faced several elite scorers this season — a trend will continue Saturday morning in Ann Arbor, Michigan.The Buckeyes will look to continue their hot streak on defense when they take on the Michigan Wolverines. While the Wolverines have struggled recently, they still possess an offensive unit capable of giving the Buckeye defense some concerns. The focal point of the concerns will be the prolific scorer, sophomore attacker Brent Noseworthy.Noseworthy has been terrorizing opposing defenses this season with a team-high 33 goals through 11 games. He is averaging three goals per game, ranking him sixth in the NCAA. Similar to the effect OSU freshman attacker Tre LeClaire has on the Buckeyes, Noseworthy brings that go-to goal scorer presence around the cage in the offensive zone.OSU has handled matchups with elite scorers successfully and contained them. Their strategy against No. 7 Penn State’s freshman attacker Mac O’Keefe limited him to just one goal. On the season, O’Keefe had been averaging 3.45 goals per game, good for second in the NCAA. While he tallied nine shots in the game, they limited his chances at getting high-quality shots.This success helps create a mantra players like junior defenseman Erik Evans love to embrace when facing challenges like this.“It’s why you come to a school like Ohio State, it’s to play the best competition possible,” he said. “When you see a guy who’s been having a great year it’s great for him, but it also gets you pumped up to shut him down.”The Buckeye’ defense has derived confidence in itself from its play on the field as it has allowed just 7.5 goals per game, the fourth lowest in the NCAA. The players credit the defensive approach to trusting their teammates and executing their roles.“We’re a good group and we have talent all around which helps take a lot of the pressure off of an individual,” Evans said. “I trust Matt Borges and Ben Randall to win their matchups. It allows me to focus more on my guy knowing I have guys behind me that I can trust to take care of their business.”While there will be considerable focus on Noseworthy, the Buckeyes will have to be cautious not to forget that he has a strong supporting cast. Senior attacker Ian King provides another weapon that OSU will not be able to overlook. With 21 goals and 19 assists on the season, King might have opportunities at the net if the Buckeyes put too much focus on Noseworthy.On the other hand, the Buckeyes are conscious to the fact that the entire Wolverine offense can strike at any time.“We just have to stay within ourselves,” said OSU sophomore defenseman Matt Borges. “It’s about playing our game and playing good off-ball defense. It’s really just focusing on our game and playing as a unit of seven.”Borges added that the defense must always stay aware of Noseworthy if Evans needs to leave his coverage to help another defender.OSU will battle the Wolverines at Michigan Stadium prior to the football team’s spring game at 10:30 a.m. It will be the first morning game of the season for the Buckeyes. read more

Meet the American trucker who broke the Real IRA then refused witness

For the past four years, Rupert, a truck driver from upstate New York, had been leading a double life, infiltrating the innermost circles of the IRA while working as an agent for the FBI and MI5. He had carried money and equipment to the… On 15 August 1998, David Rupert was dozing on a sofa in a rented flat in Bundoran, County Donegal, Ireland, when he was awoken by the six o’clock news. A bomb had exploded in the Northern Irish town of Omagh, killing, as it would turn out, 29 people – the worst terrorist atrocity in the history of the Troubles. Rupert called to his wife, Maureen, and they sat in silence watching the scenes of devastation on television. ‘Oh my God,’ said Maureen, ‘Oh my God.’ read more

MJ Engineering supplying eight Weba chutes to Lonmins EPL concentrator

first_imgLonmin has ordered eight Weba Chutes Systems to replace existing conventional chutes which have not been performing to the standard required. The eight coarse ore silo discharge chutes will feed onto a vibrating feeder at Lonmin’s Eastern Platinum (EPL) concentrator that conveys UG2 ore with 25% chrome content. The vibrating feeder operates at a peak of 180 t/h, conveying fines with a maximum lump size of 150 mm and a bulk density of 1.8 mm. “The concentrator had been experiencing an unacceptable amount of blockages and spillage with the existing chutes,” M&J Engineering’s Ted Cruikshank says. “Our brief was to design Weba chute systems that address these issues and that will consistently perform to the required specifications over the long term. Lonmin also requested access points at the back of the chutes to allow for blasting in the event of a blockage.”The Weba Chutes are being fabricated from 6 mm 350 WA mild steel plate lined with 25 mm Hardox liners with a spile bar arrangement.Cruikshank adds that M&J Engineering is also processing orders for an additional 12 Weba Chute Systems that will be deployed in various applications at other Lonmin sites.Under normal operations, Weba Chute Systems can last up to 10 years in the field and many have continued to perform effectively even longer than this.“We’re finally gaining recognition for the many unique features of the Weba Chute System concept,” says Cruikshank. “The unprecedented growth we’re experiencing has confirmed our position as international market leaders in this field. The high number of retrofits we’re currently involved in points to the fact that many conventional chutes are not living up to their suppliers’ claims.“We attribute this to a prevailing notion that chutes are little more than platework. We’ve effectively created technology that didn’t exist before and we’ve developed equipment and systems around it that address the multiple shortcomings of conventional transfer point design.”Weba Chute Systems have been primarily applied in the mining industry where materials such as copper, gold and iron ore, diamonds, coal, aggregates, cement and sand are transferred, but M&J Engineering is experiencing a steady increase in the number of enquiries from other sectors such as power generation, steelmaking, cement and food.South African manufactured Weba Chute Systems are designed according to the principle of conveyed material impacting on surfaces which already contain material. “One of the most important requirements in transfer point design is to guide and control the material from the moment it enters the system until it exits the system,” says Cruikshank. “This is addressed by the Weba Chute System concept that incorporates a ‘supertube’ or cascade effect that results in material running on material at all times.“Most dust is generated when material is transferred, but using this cascade system to create a ‘super-flow’ effect, we’re able to reduce volumes of unwanted fines and associated dust. The immediate effect of this decrease in unwanted dust and noise pollution is an enhancement of working conditions impacting positively on the health of workers, which is always a major concern in this industry. Another big benefit is a decrease in abrasion of wearing parts and consequently less maintenance is required.”Weba Chute Systems control the direction, flow and velocity of the calculated volume and type of material in each application, also taking into account belt width, belt speed, material sizes, shape and throughput.“A correct and appropriate chute design is critical and it is imperative that all these factors are taken into account,” says Cruikshank. “It’s not just about manufacturing a chute. We look at both current and historical data in order to fully understand exactly what each customer requires. We look at the most important factors that need to be addressed in a particular application and this, in some cases, could be as simple as reducing dust and spillage.”last_img read more

Lor des Incas une exposition unique consacrée aux trésors archéologiques de cette

first_imgL’or des Incas : une exposition unique consacrée aux trésors archéologiques de cette civilisation perdueParis – À la Pinacothèque de Paris, du 10 septembre 2010 au 6 février 2011, le public pourra admirer objets et bijoux en or et en argent, témoins de la civilisation inca. Une exposition exceptionnelle, placée sous haute surveillance.L’or est la sueur du Soleil, tandis que l’argent est associé à la Lune. C’est ainsi que les Incas, qui ont dominé les Andes de 1400 à 1533, percevaient ces métaux précieux. L’empereur inca était considéré comme l’incarnation humaine du Soleil, et l’or était symbole de pouvoir. D’où la place accordée au métal jaune dans la confection de divers objets de prestige : diadèmes, boucles d’oreilles, vaisselle rituelle, pectoraux, colliers… À lire aussiUne momie égyptienne vieille de 5500 ans renverse nos croyances sur l’embaumementAutant d’objets – 253 pièces au total – que les visiteurs peuvent admirer depuis vendredi à la Pinacothèque de Paris. En vitrine, outre ces vestiges qui brillent dans la pénombre des salles d’exposition, la momie – presque intacte – d’une femme accroupie. De quoi réveiller les souvenirs des lecteurs du Temple du Soleil d’Hergé ! Au total, le musée expose une importante quantité d’or – dont le cours est d’environ 30.000 euros le kilo – qui justifie des mesures de protection exceptionnelles : transport en fourgon blindé escorté de motards, gardes armés et surveillance électronique. Le 18 septembre 2010 à 12:04 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Agents of SHIELDs New Director Revealed

first_imgIn the second episode of the new season, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finally answered a question we’ve had since the end of last season: Who is S.H.I.E.L.D.’s new director. With all the other mysteries going on this season, it would have been too much to keep the director’s identity secret for much longer.That’s not to say they didn’t try to drag it out as much as they could. In a scene where May and Coulson meet with the director face to face, the camera focuses on different people in the room, not letting you see who the agents are actually talking to. Finally, just as the joke is getting tired, we meet S.H.I.E.L.D.’s new director: A guy named Jeffrey.Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) greets S.H.I.E.L.D.’s new director (Jason O’Mara). (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)That’s all the show is giving us at this point, but he appears to be Jeffrey Mace, also known as The Patriot. For those unfamiliar with the character, The Patriot is essentially the guy you call when you can’t get Captain America. Since Steve Rogers is busy being in movies (in-universe explanation: Has gone AWOL following the Sokovia accords), it would make sense that S.H.I.E.L.D. would install this guy to put a positive public face on the shadowy organization.He is more than that though. May still sees demon faces everywhere, which eventually drives her to violent paranoia. When she begins attacking her fellow agents, Jeffrey uses his Inhuman strength to subdue her. Unbeknownst to Coulson, she is put in a straight jacket and onto a plane headed for who knows where.The ghostly figures form a plan on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)There are still plenty of mysteries yet to be solved this season. Remember that ghostly figure last episode who made everyone she touched see demon faces? It turns out she’s not the only one. After a genuinely creepy opening scene where she appears to haunt her former home, she returns to a facility in Pasadena, Calif., where she frees several other figures like her. From their arguments, we learn of a mysterious book that made them this way and that it’s somehow all “his fault.” We don’t know who “he” is, but all evidence so far points to Ghost Rider.Speaking of the spirit of vengeance, Daisy/Quake visits Robbie Reyes at work and spends the day goading him into attacking her. After another brief superhero fight, Quake tries to convince Reyes to look into why all these different gangs are suddenly working together. When she mentions some kind of cargo stolen from a facility in Pasadena, he takes off.S.H.I.E.L.D. has also traced the mysterious boxes they collected to Pasadena and the pair meet up with Fitz and Mack. After Quake and Ghost Rider save them from one of the ghostly figures, the brief S.H.I.E.L.D. reunion turns sour when Mack realizes Quake has been stealing supplies from them. Ghost Rider and Quake meet back up and join forces when Reyes reveals that he is the connection between the gangs working together and the incident in Pasadena.Ghost Rider saves Mack and Fitz from one of the “ghosts”. (Photo: Screenshot via ABC)After last week’s surprisingly strong season opener, I was prepared for a second-week slump, but Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. kept up the pace last night and delivered another very strong episode. We were given just enough information to pique our curiosity for another week. Some things were revealed, but questions still remain. Is this new director really on the up-and-up, or is he taking things in a more fascistic direction? Who are these “ghosts” and how did they get that way? Will we get to see more Ghost Rider next week? There’s a sentence I never thought I’d type before this season started.last_img read more

Drawing Hunt Application Deadline Approaching

first_imgFor more information about this year’s drawing hunts and application process, visit the Drawing Hunt Permits Information page. The draw permit hunt application period occurs only once per year. The application period is open now for hunters you hope to win for the coming season. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Over 1,000 Kenai Peninsula hunters will be announced as winners in the drawings for Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s 2019-2020 draw hunts. Drawing results will be posted on the department website on Friday, February 15, 2019. Individual results will also be emailed directly to all applicants.center_img Ken Marsh Spokesperson for the DF&G: “They pretty much include the gamut, everything from muskox to moose, caribou, dall sheep, mountain goat, elk, brown bear, pretty much the whole nine yards in different game management units in Alaska across the state.” Applications must be submitted online by December 17, at 5pm.last_img read more

Eid being celebrated in 6 dists

first_imgPeople are performing Eid prayers at Ramganj upazila of Lakshmipur where they are celebrating the Eid on the same day as Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries of the Middle East. Photo: Focus BanglaThousands of people of more than 50 villages in Laxmipur, Satkhira, Chandpur, Bhola, Barisal and Sherpur districts are celebrating the holy Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims, on Sunday amid much enthusiasm and religious fervor, reports news agency UNB.In Lakshmipur, the residents of Noagaon, Joypura, Bigha, Dakhshinpara in Ramganj upazila, Kolakopa village in Raipur upazila and Boshikpur, Purpa Panchpara and Mohadebpur villages in Sadar upazila are celebrating the Eid on the same day as Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries of the Middle East.The Eid congregation of Naogaon village was held at Talimun Quran Nurani Madrasha at 10:00 am.The followers of Mawlana Ishaq of the areas celebrate the Eid according to Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries of the Middle East.In Satkhira, villagers of several villages are also being celebrated the Eid.An Eid congregation conducted by Mawlana Mahabbat Ali was held at Baukhola village in Sadar upazila at 9:00 am.Besides, another Eid congregation was held at Islamkati village in Tala upazila. Md Sayeduddin conducted the congregation.Meanwhile, an Eid congregation was also held at Taltola in Sadar upazila.In Chandpur, the villagers of Haziganj, Faridganj, Matlab South and Kachua upazilas are celebrating the Eid.Main congregation of the Eid-ul-Fitr was held at Shadra Senior Madrasha premises in Shadra village under Haziganj upazila at 10:00 am, said Maulana Abu Jafar M Abdul Hye, former principal of the madrasha and eldest son of late Maulana Ishaque, who introduced this practice in 1931.He further said devotees of these villages began fasting on the same date with the people of Saudi Arabia.In Bhola, around 10,000 families of 14 villages in five upazilas are also celebrating Eid following Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries of the Middle East.In Barisal, Several thousands of people in five upazilas of Barisal district celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr in accordance with Saudi Arabia.Residents of those areas said they are the followers of Jahangiria of Chittagong district and celebrate Eid every year following the Middle East.Three Eid congregations were held in Barisal City Corporation, four in Babuganj upazila, two in Hizla, two in Mehendiganj, two in Bandar Thana Saheb Haat, and one Eid congregation in Bakerganj upazila.In Sherpur, a total of nine Eid congregations were held in four upazilas in the district.The villagers of North and South Charkharchar, Munshirchar, Bamaner Char, Gazirkhamar Giddapara in Sadar upazila celebrated the Eid in a festive mood according to Saudi Arabia.An Eid congregation was held at Nanni Madyapara village in Nalitabari upazila while one each Eid congregation was held in Charkoiya village of Nakla upazila and Bangaon Chatal village of Jhenaigati upazila.last_img read more

Bengal ready to provide quality power to industries

first_imgKolkata: The state is ready to provide uninterrupted and quality power supply to the industries, state Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said.He was addressing the ‘East India Energy Forum’ organised by the Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI) at a city hotel on Friday. During his speech, the minister categorically pointed out that the power generation in the surplus in the state and his department is ready to cope with the extra burden. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsHe also reminded that the state is already exporting power to our neighbouring state, Bangladesh.”The state is growing fast. It is ready to accept any challenge. We are also committed to provide uninterrupted and quality power, not only to the new industries coming up to the state, but also to the households,” Chattopadhyay said.It may be mentioned here that the state government has increased the budget allocation by a few times after the Mamata Banerjee government came to power. A host of new projects have been initiated. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAccording to the minister, the project to provide electricity to households has been done up to 99.99 percent. The state government has been carrying a subsidy of Rs 808 crore in the power sector so that the people are not overburdened, the minister said.He also said that his department is taking up big projects of laying underground electric cable connections at 75 towns across the state. It may be mentioned that the Power department has laid great emphasis on the development of renewable energy.last_img read more

On Net Neutrality FCC Chairman Pushes for the Strongest Open Internet Protections

first_img 1 min read February 4, 2015 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler will seek his fellow commissioners’ support for new “net neutrality” rules that would regulate Internet service providers (ISPs) more like public utilities, he said in an op-ed on Wednesday.In an op-ed published on Wired.com, Wheeler said he aims to establish the “strongest open Internet protections ever proposed by the FCC” that would apply, for the first time, to both wireless and wired broadband providers.As expected, his proposed rules would ban ISPs from blocking and slowing down, or throttling, lawful Internet content and services as well as charging content companies for swifter delivery of their content in deals known as paid prioritization.The five-member FCC is slated to vote on the proposed new rules on Feb. 26.(Reporting by Alina Selyukh; Editing by Christian Plumb) This story originally appeared on Reuters Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowlast_img read more

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