Bill to scrap 58 old laws introduced in Lok Sabha

first_imgNew Delhi: The government on Thursday introduced in Lok Sabha a bill to repeal 58 old laws which, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, are a source of inconvenience and trouble for people.Opposition members accused the government of “rushing through” bills without giving lawmakers due time to deliberate on their content. Prasad said the Narendra Modi government has already repealed 1,458 old and archaic Acts and the move to scrap 58 more laws is a part of the same exercise. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The government also rejected the opposition’s claim that members were not given adequate time to study the bill, with Prasad saying that a two-day notice was given and added that there is already a consensus that it is a good exercise. Members can debate the bill as it is only being introduced now, he said. Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal said the bill was discussed in detail in business advisory committee, which has members from all major parties. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KSpeaker Om Birla said he will work to ensure from the next session that members get a two-day period to study bills before they are introduced and added that British era laws should be scrapped and replaced with new legislations. Some members were heard saying that the Indian Penal Code is also a British era law. In this debate between opposition members and the ruling party, BJD’s Bhartruhari Mahtab came to the government’s rescue and said it has stuck to the agenda decided in business advisory committee. Bills were distributed among members as a supplementary agenda by previous governments, something which has not happened yet, he said. Tharoor said he was not opposed to the Repealing and Amending Bill, 2019, while the attacking the government for its “bad habit” of rushing through bills. Some of the old acts that have been repealed are the Hackney Carriage Act 1879 which was legislated for the regulation and control of hackney-carriages, Dramatic Performance Act 1876 when theatre was being used a medium of protest against the British rule. Prasad said the Centre has conveyed to states the need to repeal 225 old laws which are in their realm.last_img read more

VIDEO Watch Antique Fire Engine Parade Held In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Massachusetts Antique Fire Apparatus Association held its 42nd Anniversary Fire Apparatus Parade, Show, & Firematic Flea Market on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road). This was the first time the event was held in Wilmington.The parade started Kitty’s Restaurant (123 Main Street) in North Reading and traveled through North Reading and Wilmington, ending at the Shriners Auditorium.Watch the parade, which lasts approximately six minutes, below, courtesy of YouTuber Firefighter_1775:——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… RelatedCOMING TO THE SHRINERS: Antique Fire Engines Show On June 22In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, June 22, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

Bengal to support tech firms in upcoming Silicon Valley Hub

first_imgKolkata: The state government is all set to provide “support price” to technology companies for setting up their facilities at the upcoming Silicon Valley Hub at New Town.”The state has decided to provide the support price to attract technology companies from across the world so that they can set up their units at an affordable cost in the proposed hub. A policy document will be announced soon,” Debashis Sen, Additional Chief Secretary, department of IT&Electronics, said on Tuesday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHe was addressing a gathering at the 17th ICT East organised by the CII.”The intent of the Bengal government is to create a strong platform and make a robust digital ecosystem that evolves and grows in Bengal,” Sen said.”Bengal wants to become a knowledge catalyst on upcoming technology for businesses. The state government has partnered a number of leading institutions for this. We have partnered Calcutta University on Quantum computing, with ISI on Blockchain, with MAKAUT on Cyber Security, on robotics with NIT and on innovation and artificial intelligence with IIT Kharagpur,” he said adding that the state government will organise a Blockchain Congress in December. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSen added that with the rise of tech companies like Byju, Alibaba and Tencent the “centre of gravity for technology-related businesses” is shifting from the West to the East. “BAT (Byju, Alibaba and Tencent) is taking over the traditional behemoths of the Silicon Valley in California. Bengal is strategically creating a platform to take advantage of the emerging scenario,” he said.Dipankar Chakrabarti, co-chairman, CII Eastern Region Startup and Innovation Taskforce and Executive Director, PwC India, said: “There is a tremendous opportunity for companies in Eastern India to leverage technology megatrends like Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, artificial intelligence, Blockchain, etc.”Last month, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had laid foundation for the setting up of the Silicon Valley Hub on 200 acreas of land.last_img read more

Norwegian Cruise Line makes first steel cut on brand new Norwegian Bliss

first_img Travelweek Group Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Norwegian Cruise Line makes first steel cut on brand new Norwegian Bliss Tags: Norwegian Cruise Line Posted bycenter_img Share PAPENBURG, Germany — The first piece of steel for the new Norwegian Bliss has been cut, marking the beginning stages of Norwegian Cruise Line’s 16th vessel and the first one designed specifically for Alaska.Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and MEYER WERFT executives gathered at the MEYER WERFT Laser Center in Papenburg, Germany on Oct. 28 to mark the ceremonial start of construction of the new ship, which is set for delivery in Spring 2018. Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holidays Ltd., pressed the start button of the computer-controlled cutting machine, officially commencing construction.“As we close in on Norwegian Cruise Line’s 50th anniversary, we are thrilled to celebrate the start of construction for Norwegian Bliss, our latest and most innovative ship yet,” said Del Rio. “Norwegian Bliss will offer the ultimate in Alaska adventures, both on and off the ship, and we look forward to welcoming guests onboard in June 2018.”Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. President and Chief Executive Officer Frank Del Rio (center) joins NCLH Executive Vice President of Vessel Operations Robin Lindsay (right) and MEYER WERFT Managing Partner Bernard Meyer (left)The third ship in the line’s Breakaway-Plus class, Norwegian Bliss will be the first cruise ship custom-built with features and amenities for the ultimate Alaska cruise experience and the first Norwegian Cruise Line ship to make its debut in Seattle. At approximately 167,800 gross tons and accommodating 4,000 guests, Norwegian Bliss will sail weekly seven-day Alaska cruises each Saturday from Pier 66 in Seattle, featuring calls in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, British Columbia, along with scenic glacier cruising.More news:  Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaAdditional details on the ship’s accommodations, dining and onboard offerings will be shared in the coming months. Norwegian Bliss will be available for reservations beginning January 2017. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more