Congress Working Committee meet in Gujarat to firm up alliances

first_imgThe Congress Working Committee (CWC) is set to meet on February 26 in Ahmedabad and possible alliances across the States will be top on the agenda for the meeting. The meeting comes less than 100 days before the general elections, where the Congress is fighting an all-out battle. The Congress is working towards an alliance in Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Jharkhand. “It is easier to declare alliances in Delhi and difficult to work it out at the ground level. For example, in West Bengal Raiganj is CPI (M) leader Mohd. Salim’s constituency and he will be contesting from there. It is also the constituency of our prime candidate Deepa Das Munshi,” a senior party leader said.  The alliance with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and other parties in Maharashtra has been almost sealed barring a few details that need to be ironed out. The Congress president Rahul Gandhi had a meeting with NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday once again to clear the issues. In Bihar, where Congress is part of the ‘Mahagatbandhan’, the six constituents – RJD, Sharad Yadav’s Jan Loktantrik Party, Upendra Kushwaha’s Rashtriya Lok Samata Party, Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustan Awam Party and the Left parties have not been able to reach an amicable seat arrangement. The Congress has been demanding that they should have equal share of seats with the RJD. The RJD however have overtly and covertly sending out messages that the Congress should be generous towards its regional parties. It will be the first CWC meeting after Priyanka Gandhi was formally inducted in the Congress’s highest decision-making body after she was appointed general secretary in-charge of Eastern Uttar Pradesh.According to sources, Gujarat has been chosen as the venue for the meeting to kickstart Congress’s campaign for Lok Sabha polls. This will be the second meeting of the CWC outside New Delhi. The last meeting was in Wardha, Maharashtra, at Sevagram Ashram to mark the 150 birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.last_img read more

Dravid falls prey to debatable umpiring on the current England tour

first_imgRahul Dravid continues to be at the receiving end of controvesial decisions by the  umpires on the current England tour as he was ruled out caught behind on Saturday, despite ‘Hot Spot’ not detecting an edge off his bat. For the third time in this tour that Dravid has fallen to a debatable decision as he was given out twice in the preceding Test series in controversial fashion. However, snicko-meter, which is not part of the UDRS, later suggested that there was a contact between the ball and the bat. Saturday’s decision yet again brought technological shortcomings to the fore under the UDRS system. England paceman Stuart Broad appealed for a catch behind the wicket off his own bowling in the fourth ball of the 18th over but umpire Billy Doctrove ruled not out.Broad opted for a review straight away.Third umpire Marais Erasmus from South Africa took help of ‘Hot Spot’ but even after several replays, the edge could not be established, though a sound was definitely detected.However, much to the astonishment of the fans and the batsman, Erasmus ruled Dravid out. In the third Test, Dravid was ruled caught behind off James Anderson in India’s second innings when his bat actually had hit the shoelace and he hadn’t edged the ball. Then in the fourth Test, he was given out caught behind in India’s second innings. Dravid was ruled not out by the umpire but given out for 13 after referral by England though the snicko-meter apparently showed that there was no contact between the ball and the bat before it landed into home side wicketkeeper Matt Prior’s gloves. Debates and discussions have already started on the decision. Cricketer Aakash Chopra tweeted, “The most reliable tool for DRS is proving the least trustworthy. But I’m more baffled by the quality of umpiring.” “How can d third umpire overturn the on-field umpire’s decision without conclusive evidence to suggest d opposite,” he added.advertisementlast_img read more

Manchester City’s Leroy Sané set to return ahead of schedule

first_imgLeroy Sané is fit to start for Manchester City against Basel more than five weeks earlier than expected, with Pep Guardiola admitting surprise at the German’s recovery from ankle ligament damage.City play Switzerland’s second‑place side in the Champions League last-16 first leg at St Jakob-Park on Tuesday night. Sané is available after training with the squad on Monday for the first time since hurting his ankle against Cardiff City on 28 January. The prognosis then was that Sané could miss at least 11 matches, meaning the 22-year-old could not return until the end of March.Asked if he was taken aback by the winger’s quick return, Guardiola said: “I’m surprised he is fit. He works a lot, he’s young but I couldn’t expect him to be so professional. He’s not in perfect condition but he won a lot of time [back], he wants to help us. He’s with us and that’s good news. The physios and himself have made a good job.”The Catalan did not deny Sané could start. “He’s had one training session. He is young,” the manager said. Sergio Agüero hits fizzing four in Manchester City’s mauling of Leicester The Fiver: the Guardian’s take on the world of football Basel Read more Last year City were knocked out at the same stage by Monaco on away goals, yet Vincent Kompany believes the team are ready to win the competition. The captain said: “Previously there’s been a lack of experience for sure. We’ve been caught out on occasions we shouldn’t have. But things have changed.“If there is a year, a moment when the club is ready to feel at home, then it’s now. I’m not going to say it’s a matter of time. Some clubs never win it but, if every year we can go with this kind of confidence, then if not this year or next year, eventually we’ll get there. I’m sure of it.”Kompany believes that until City are champions of Europe they cannot be considered a truly elite club. “Yes of course, it’s inevitable. It’s one thing for us to make that statement but for us to go out and do it – in previous years we’ve felt how difficult it is.“We are trying to break into a well‑established order – Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid – any team who has tried it has failed. First it’s Basel, then getting to the stage where we can measure ourselves against these teams and feel like we can beat them.”Kompany led City’s two Premier League title-winning teams. He stated that this one is more focused than any City XI he has played for before with no talk of a historic quadruple among players. “No, not all,” he said.“I can’t say if it will get us all the trophies but I can honestly say the key thing I’ve noticed is the ability to switch back on for every game – the motivation [needed], the respect for opponents – to make sure we are 100%. I’ve not experienced it in any team I’ve been in before. Quadruple talk – there’s been none – but winning the next game and the next one, always. “We’ll have to compare at the end of the season – I’d like to believe we are going to win the Premier League and will be successful but my personal feeling is we are going to be motivated to win even more next year.“That would make a big difference in how I judge it [comparisons with previous sides]. From game-to-game I’ve never experienced the focus and intensity and motivation throughout the team. But in terms of achievements, nothing yet.”Guardiola warned of the threat Basel pose. “In the league they play with a back four, in the Champions League a back five. They have shown great performances in the group stage beating Man United and Benfica,” the 47-year-old said. “They are strong, well organised in counterattacks.“I told my players they’ll have difficulties here but we are confident. We have the spirit and in general we are a good team.” Vincent Kompany news European club football Share on Messenger Topics Read morecenter_img Leroy Sané Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Pep Guardiola Share on Twitter Champions League Share on Pinterest Manchester City Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Delhi BJP demands withdrawal of CM Kejriwal’s security cover

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi BJP on Sunday wrote to Delhi Police, demanding the withdrawal of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s security cover, following the AAP chief’s worries that his own security personnel might assassinate him as in the case of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.Praveen Shankar Kapoor, spokesperson for the state unit of the saffron party sent a letter to the Commissioner of Delhi Police, Union Home Ministry, and the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, demanding that the Chief Minister’s security be withdrawn. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar”Delhi Police should seek an apology from Arvind Kejriwal and if he does not apologise, then the Chief Minister’s security cover be withdrawn,” Kapoor wrote in the letter. Further, Kapoor raised concerns about the mental condition of the security personnel who are posted for the security of the Delhi Chief Minister following the allegations and demanded psychological counselling for them. The party spokesperson went on to say that hearing such statements from their protectee, the security personnel deployed to keep him safe must be facing mental depression. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaDelhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wants to assassinate him for building a political narrative around schools and hospitals. “The BJP would get me murdered by my own PSO (personal security officer) one day, like Indira Gandhi. My own security officers report to the BJP. The BJP is after my life, they will murder me one day,” Kejriwal told a news channel in Punjab. After the Delhi CM’s statements were made public, Delhi Police issued a statement, asserting that police personnel deputed for protection of high dignitaries of all political parties are “well-trained personnel who are thoroughly committed to their job and perform duties with a high level of dedication and professionalism”.last_img read more

Ohio State mens basketball ready to avenge itself vs Michigan State in

Michigan State senior guard Bryn Forbes (5) cheers from the bench during the Spartans’ 81-62 win over Ohio State at the Schottenstein Center on Feb. 23.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorINDIANAPOLIS – The Ohio State men’s basketball team took care of business Thursday night against Penn State, grinding out a 79-75 victory. But its work at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse is not done. In some ways, it’s just beginning for the Buckeyes as they advance into the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament. That’s because their opponent Friday night is a team that has beaten them twice in less than three weeks: the Michigan State Spartans. “This is the game we’ve been waiting for,” said OSU freshman center Daniel Giddens. “After our last loss at their place, we’re just ready to avenge ourselves.” The Buckeyes started slow against the Nittany Lions, trailing by double digits at times in the first half before trimming it to a three-point deficit at the break. OSU used an explosive start in the second period to grab control and, eventually, after fending off a few late pushes by Penn State, the victory. In the locker room after the game, most of the chatter wasn’t about what just happened on the floor, but instead, it centered on the things the Buckeyes need to do to extend their stay in Indianapolis into Saturday. Simply put, the list is rather long.“They pose so many problems,” said OSU coach Thad Matta. The first thing the Scarlet and Gray have to do, sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop said, is focus for 40 minutes, not just one half. When the two teams played in Columbus on Feb. 23, the Buckeyes trailed by only five points at the break before losing by 19. The second time around, last Saturday in East Lansing, Michigan, OSU was within striking distance for the opening 15 minutes, then things started to sputter en route to a 15-point defeat.The two-faced nature of the Buckeyes’ performances can’t be attributed to just one thing, said junior forward Marc Loving, who led OSU with 24 points against Penn State, but the Spartans’ pace of play, compounded with their ball movement, takes its toll.If a strong second half is what’s needed to upset Michigan State, OSU showed it’s capable of putting forth one against Penn State. The Buckeyes roared back in the final 20 minutes Thursday night, scoring 45 second-half points. Granted, Michigan State, the tournament’s second seed, is a whole different animal than Penn State, but it gives players confidence, Loving said. “I feel like it should definitely carry over (to Friday),” he said. The other big thing the Buckeyes will try to correct before Friday night, Giddens said, is not trying to put too much focus on just one player. In the first game versus Michigan State, the attention was centered on Denzel Valentine, and rightfully so. The senior guard is a leading candidate for national player of the year, but he isn’t the only elite talent on coach Tom Izzo’s team. With the Buckeyes concentrating on Valentine, senior guard Bryn Forbes took advantage, hitting six 3-pointers on his way to a 27-point performance. In the regular-season rematch, the reverse happened. Steadfast on stopping Forbes, Valentine had a 27-point outing of his own, while adding 13 assists. This creates all sorts of problems, Giddens said, but the team is aware now that everyone on the floor needs to buckle down and defend. If it puts too much attention on Forbes and Valentine, Giddens mentioned that senior forward Matt Costello could do damage of his own.Although the task of advancing to the tournament semifinals will be a difficult one, many of the players said another crack at the Spartans is just what they wanted. After getting beat twice, they know what they need to flip the script this time around.Their work starts now and continues until the ball gets tossed up Friday at 6:30 p.m.“We’ll head back, grab something to eat, and we’ve already got (the film) we need to show ready,” Matta said. “I think they understand that the mission is not accomplished yet.” read more

EXCLUSIVE Fassis thoughts about Mexico and Argentina

first_imgInterview by Alejandro Ramirez, cameraman for Ronaldo.comPachuca’s vice-chairman Andres Fassi, spoke exclusively to Ronaldo.com about the similar process that Mexico and Argentina’s national teams have.With the first of two Mexico vs Argentina matches already in the can, Ronaldo.com had a presence in the Mario Alberto Kempes Stadium and had the chance to speak exclusively with Andres Fassi, Mexican Club Pachuca’s vice-chairman.During the short exchange we had with him, the board member revealed that he traveled to his country of origin to watch both national teams and agreed to talk to us about three specific topics related to both national teams.Naturally, being from Argentina, Fassi has a soft spot for his home country but he also feels a deep connection to Mexico as he’s lived in the country for a great part of his life.The most pressing questions we could ask him about were related to the future of both national teams, as well as the new manager for Mexico who is also from Argentina: Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino.Fassi was gracious enough to grant us a couple of minutes of his time outside of the stadium, where he painted us a hopeful picture of what lies in the future for Mexico in the next four years and what he thinks of Argentina’s recently ended process.Echenle un ojo al color del primer partido 🆚 🇦🇷El apoyo de nuestros Incondicionales no podía faltar. 🇲🇽🙋🏻‍♀🙋🏻‍♂#PasiónyOrgullo pic.twitter.com/b8CJYruVQX— Selección Nacional (@miseleccionmx) November 17, 2018The first matter of discussion was El Tri, where Fassi knows practically everybody and where he sends a few of his Pachuca players regularly.To those who may not know, Pachuca currently has the most prolific youth academy in the country and they have brought up players like Hirving Lozano, Erick Gutierrez, Hector Herrera, and many more who still play in Liga MX.“Very well, I think Mexico is right on the brink of having one of the best generations in Mexican football’s history,” said Fassi to Ronaldo.com.“I believe that it’s been long or maybe never, that a process like this where you have between 15 and 18 players between 18 and 23 years old of such a high level.”“We are really very close to having an incredible generation of players, even six or seven of them who are very young and are already playing in Europe which allows you to trust in a process while thinking on the Qatar 2022 World Cup at the same time.”“But Mexico also has six or seven players who are very experienced, people like Ochoa, Guardado, Herrera, these are players with a lot of experience that can be combined with the young talents and put together a competitive side.”“I personally see a very optimistic process for Mexico in the future, that will start in January 2019,” he added.La nota de la #MLS sobre lo que reporta @FerCevallosF de la llegada del Tata a @miseleccionmx 🇲🇽 https://t.co/GqrJETaTTI— Patrick Meehan Nader (@Pixterrey) November 17, 2018Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…When asked about the announcement of Gerardo Martino as the new manager for the Mexican National Team, Fassi didn’t sound too convinced but he still gave his impression on the now former DC United boss.“Frankly I didn’t know he was already confirmed but if you say so, I think Martino is a great manager because he is a great professional,” he continued.“When people ask me about his contractual situation, I always say I have no idea how it is but a manager with his personality would be very positive for Mexico.”“I know Martino very well as a person, as a professional and what he has generated both in football and with the trust that he bestows upon all the young talents.”“The process he has fills all the blanks that are needed for a manager to do well with Mexico.”#SelecciónMayor @nico_taglia fue el encargado de levantar la Copa Adidas 2018 luego del triunfo por 2-0 ante México. pic.twitter.com/TiNZZ5G7tN— Selección Argentina 🇦🇷 (@Argentina) November 17, 2018And lastly, we asked Fassi about the current situation with the Argentina National Team and he compared it with the same process that Mexico is going through.Where many players from an older generation just finished their tenure and a new wave with fresh blood is starting to step forward.“I believe Argentina is in a similar process compared to Mexico, where you have seven or eight players who are ending a very successful process that the major National Team has gone through over the last years,” said Fassi.“They reached the World Cup final in Brazil, they also reached the last two Copa America finals where they haven’t won the trophy but they have always remained on the limelight in every competition.”“I believe that today, it’s time that a younger structure and players who haven’t had more chances can also get their shot. I see two very similar processes between Argentina and Mexico and I feel very optimistic about both,” he concluded.Club Talleres de Cordoba president, Andres Fassi, believes former Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino would be a great manager for Mexico.Do you think this is a good next step for the ex-Blaugrana boss? pic.twitter.com/2gqDKQOMFc— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) November 19, 2018Do you agree with Andres Fassi, do Mexico and Argentina have a similar process with their National Teams? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Homicide investigation underway in Oceanside after man dies from multiple stab wounds

first_img OCEANSIDE (KUSI) — A homicide investigation was underway in Oceanside Tuesday after a man found stabbed overnight near the San Luis Rey River later died at a hospital, police said.Emergency crews responded around 11:45 p.m. Monday to the 1100 block of North Coast Highway after emergency dispatchers received a call of a man in that area suffering from what appeared to be a stab wound, Oceanside police Sgt. Gabe Jimenez said.“Oceanside Police officers and paramedics arrived on scene and began rendering medical aid,” Jimenez said. “The victim was transported to a local area hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead by medical staff.”Police did not release the name of the victim pending family notifications but said detectives from the OPD’s investigation division are working the case. Anyone with information about the fatal stabbing was asked to call Detective Erik Ellgard at (760) 435-4748 or the OPD’s anonymous tip line at (760) 435-4730. Posted: January 2, 2018 Homicide investigation underway in Oceanside after man dies from multiple stab wounds January 2, 2018 Updated: 4:08 PMcenter_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Crime FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Four teenagers attacked and robbed at City Heights skate park

first_imgFour teenagers attacked and robbed at City Heights skate park KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 6, 2018 May 6, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, center_img Updated: 12:31 PM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Two teenagers and two adults were attacked and robbed at a skate park in City Heights, and the suspects remained at large Sunday.Around 8 p.m. Saturday, the four people — ages 16, 17, 18 and 19 — were at a skate park near Landis Street when a group of young men approached them and started an argument, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said.The four ran to a nearby pedestrian bridge, where they were attacked by another group that had apparently been waiting for them, Heims said.There were about 15 people in total between the two groups, he said.The suspects punched and kicked the four victims, then took their wallets and cellphones, Heims said. One of the victims was stabbed, and another was cut on the finger.All of the suspects fled in an unknown direction, according to Heims. They were described as Hispanic or Asian men between the ages of 15 and 22.It was unclear how or if they knew the victims. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For July 28 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Saturday, July 28, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.In The Community: The Wilmington Department of Veterans’ Services is hosting The Moving Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial from Thursday, July 26 at 11am to Monday, July 30 at noon on the Wilmington Town Common. The wall is open to the public, 24 hours a day, free of charge. Ceremonies will held at The Moving Wall at 7pm on each of the four nights.Public Safety Ceremony: Saturday, July 28, 7pmWelcome: Wilmington Police Chief Michael BegonisHonor Guards: MA Army National Guard Honor Guard; Police, Fire and Military Honor GuardsInvocation: Deacon Clifford King, US Marines, Vietnam War VeteransNational Anthem: Katy Downey, MA State Police TrooperFly Over: Massachusetts State Police Air WingIntroduction of Guest Speakers: Wilmington Police Chief Michael BegonisGuest Speakers: Lee Scalzilli & William McKenzieGold Star Families Place WreathsReading of Names on the WallRiffle Team: Wilmington Police DepartmentTaps: Ken Michaud, Butch AlpersBenediction: Deacon Clifford King, US Marine Corps, Vietnam VeteranIn The Community: Town Beach is open. Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Here’s what you need to know.In The Community: The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less!  Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library.In The Community: The Wilmington Food Pantry (142 Chestnut Street) is open from 10am to noon for food donation drop-offs. Learn which food items the Pantry is most in need of HERE.Attention Drivers!: The Massachusetts State Police will be holding a Sobriety Checkpoint in Middlesex County on Saturday, July 28, 2018 into Sunday July 29, 2018.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)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… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For July 26, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For July 27, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For July 29, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Detmers Garners D1Baseball AllAmerica Honor

first_imgStory Links The 2019 ACC Pitcher of the Year, Detmers has been one of the top pitchers in the country this season. The Chatham, Illinois, native is 12-4 overall and tied for the national lead in wins. Detmers set Louisville’s single-season strikeout record during the NCAA Regional and enters the College World Series second in the country in wit 162 strikeouts. Louisville (49-16) continues its postseason run on Sunday at the 2019 NCAA College World Series. The Cardinals will take on Vanderbilt with first pitch scheduled for 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT on ESPN. Print Friendly Version LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville sophomore Reid Detmers secured another All-America honor as D1Baseball released its All-America teams on Thursday. Detmers was one of five starting pitchers named to the first team. The left-hander has now been recognized by four organizations, with D1Baseball joining Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, the NCBWA and Perfect Game. Detmers owns nine starts with double digit strikeouts this season, including seven no-hit innings in consecutive starts against Brown and James Madison. Behind a dominant start to the season, the southpaw was named the D1Baseball Midseason Top Pitcher and Perfect Game Midseason National Pitcher of the Year. D1Baseball All-America Teams last_img read more

Committee state govt to sit for final meeting on Bhangar substation today

first_imgKolkata: The “final meeting” of the state government and the Jomi, Jibika, Poribesh O Bastutantra Rakshya Committee over the issue of the power grid sub-station in Bhangar is going to take place on Tuesday.Sources said that the District Magistrate of South 24-Parganas district and senior officials of the state Power department will be representing the state government in the meeting that is considered to be the ultimate one before the ‘final minutes’ is signed with the committee. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeBased on the final minutes, the remaining work of the power grid sub-station will be carried out.The work of the power grid sub-station had to be stopped almost two years ago, after around 90 percent construction of the building was over and nine out of 13 towers were set up following protests, as there were various misconceptions among people about the setting up of the sub-station.With various steps taken by the state government, the committee members had realised the need of setting up the power grid sub-station. They had initiated the process of making local people understand the usefulness of the same and it came after a meeting of the committee’s representatives with the district administration on June 23. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIn the meeting which is going to be held on Tuesday, there will be further discussions on the issue. Sources said there will be elaborate talks over the “final minutes”, which is expected to be signed within a couple of days after the meeting on Tuesday.It may be recalled that the committee had placed some of their proposals before the district administration in the June 23 meeting that include some “modification of the plan” of the power grid sub-station, so that the remaining work can be completed. The work of the power grid will resume a day after the ‘final minutes’ gets signed. The committee members had also approached the common people in the area and made them understand about the need of the power grid sub-station.Tuesday’s meeting is quite crucial as this is the first time when members of the committee will be speaking to the district administration after they took steps to make local people understand the advantages of a power grid sub-station in the area.This comes at a time when the trial run of the Subhasgram-Sonakhali 132/33 KV line has become hundred percent successful on Monday. It may be mentioned that 41.2 km long high tension overhead electric wires from Subhasgram to Sonakhali have been laid for the benefit of around 2.5 lakh residents of North and South 24-Parganas.last_img read more

Fake job racket busted 4 arrested

first_imgKolkata: In a breakthrough, Bidhannagar police have busted afake job racket and arrested four persons for their alleged involvement in this. Acting on a tip-off, the team of Bidhannagar police raided a guest house in New Town and arrested the youths. The police said that the four accused forged police recruitment certificates and Bengal Central School Service Commissions Certificates, West Bengal Board of Secondary Education Certificates, West Bengal Board of Primary Education Certificates, and Indira Gandhi Open University Certificates. A huge number of stamps and some laptops, printers, holograms were also seized from their possessions. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseDuring interrogation the accused told the police that they used to forge certificates and documents to not only earn money from the candidates but also assured them of providing jobs. The accused have been identified as Gopal Paramanik from Howrah, Avijit Chetri from Hooghly and Shantosh Sharma from Howrah and Tanmay Mahato, who is a resident of Regent Park area. Police have started suo motu complaint in New Town police station. It may be recalled that a complaint was lodged with Cyber Crime Police Station of Bidhannagar Police almost a year ago alleging that fake websites of government organisations have been created to cheat job aspirants. A senior official of the West Bengal Central School Service Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataCommission had lodged a complaint after coming across fake job portals. In a similar complaint, an official of the Group D Recruitment Board that houses its office at the Utility Building at New Town stated that some fake websites were created. Police however took immediate steps and initiated a probe in this connection and came to know after preliminary investigation that the fake websites were created with an intention to cheat youths after assuring them help to get government jobs.last_img read more