Telangana’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday arrested a woman official after Rs 93 lakh cash was recovered from her house. V. Lavanya, a Mandal Revenue Officer (MRO) of Keshampet in Ranga Reddy district, was taken into custody and produced before a magistrate. The woman officer was found in possession of disproportionate assets worth Rs 1.07 crore. Wads of cash, in the denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 and 40 tola gold were recovered during ACB raid on her house in Hayatnagar on the outskirts of Hyderabad. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day This is said to be the first incident in the state in which such huge cash was seized from a government employee. Her husband Venkatesh Nayak works in municipal administration department. The ACB raid followed the arrest of Village Revenue Officer (VRO) Anantaya for taking bribe from a farmer, who had approached him for some work relating to official record of his 9 acre land. The VRO had demanded Rs 8 lakh bribe to do the work. The farmer, who had given Rs 30,000 as advance, complained to the ACB, which caught Anantaya red-handed by sending Rs 4 lakh to MRO office through the complainant. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents on Reliance penalty During interrogation, Anantaya told ACB officials that Rs 3 lakh of the bribe was to go to Lavanya. The agency raided the MRO’s house and recovered cash and gold. ACB officials said they were investigating the record of Lavanya and her assets. (This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)(Inputs from hindustan times)
Rome: Vincent Kompany says the “disgraceful” racist abuse suffered by his Belgium teammate Romelu Lukaku shows more diversity is needed in football’s governing bodies. Inter Milan striker Lukaku was subjected to monkey chants from Cagliari fans as he prepared to take a penalty in a Serie A match on Sunday. After scoring the penalty, Lukaku made a post-match plea for football authorities to unite against the blight of racism. Former Manchester City defender Kompany, who is now player-manager at Anderlecht, was shocked by the incident but said the sport did not have enough diversity in the corridors of power. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”I always take it much further. Romelu is obviously a victim of something disgraceful that happened but not just in a football stadium, also in society,” Kompany told Sky Sports News on Wednesday. “So if you go back to who he is now expecting a decision from — the institutions — that’s where the problem lies. “Real racism lies in the fact that none of these institutions have representatives that can actually understand what Romelu is going through.
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New Delhi: A JNU student Friday allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in a study room at the university, police said. Rishi Joshua, a 2nd year MA student, e-mailed a purported suicide note to his English professor before hanging himself, they said, but did not share details from the note.The police were informed about the incident around 11.30 am by the warden of Mahi Mandvi hostel, where Joshua resided. “Police reached at the varsity’s School of Languages after contacting the caller, the in-charge of Mahi Mandvi hostel,” said Devender Arya, Deputy Commissioner of Police, South West. The officer said they found that one room in the basement of the library building was locked from inside and there was no response on knocking the door. “From the window, we could see a body hanging from the ceiling fan. The door was forcibly opened and the body was taken down by cutting the cable,” he said.
Rabat – The implementation of the joint circular between the ministries of Interior and of Higher Education, allowing local authorities to enter universities and campuses whenever there is a threat to security or public order, will abide by constitutional provisions and Morocco’s international commitments in terms of human rights, communication minister, government spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi said.This measure, adopted to ensure security inside colleges, will be applied in line with the Kingdom’s international commitments, but most importantly, pursuant to constitutional provisions guaranteeing human rights and free speech, said the minister at a press briefing following the weekly cabinet meeting, on Thursday in Rabat, under the chairmanship of head of government Abdelilah Benkirane.Interior minister Mohamed Hassad announced, on Tuesday, the adoption of a joint decision, under the form of a circular, with the higher education ministry, allowing local authorities to enter universities in case of threat to security or public order to protect lives and goods.
Fez – Heavy rain and storms today in Fez have forced the organizing committee of the 21st annual Fez Festival of World Sacred Music to postpone tonight’s Spirit of Africa concert scheduled at Bab al Makina.“The Spirit of Africa concert scheduled tonight at Bab Makina at 21h has been postponed due to weather conditions (rain and thunderstorms),” a press communique obtained by Morocco World News stated. “We will inform you tonight of the new date. The Fes Festival would like to welcome you under better weather conditions,” the communique added. The Fez Festival for the World Sacred Music is usually held during the second part of June. However, because Ramadan begins this year around June 18 or 19, the organizing committee decided to advance the date of the festival to late May. But this year’s festival has coincided with unseasonal heavy rain, not anticipated or planned for by the organizing committee of the Festival.Tunisian singer Saber Roubai’s concert on Saturday night was delayed for two nearly hours due to technical difficulties caused by the heavy rain that has inundated Morocco’s spiritual capital this weekend. The electrical sound system was impaired and most of the seats in the open-air venue were too wet to sit on forcing many in the audience to stand throughout the concert.
Taroudant – Nine Moroccan party leaders are reportedly preparing to visit Sweden, as part of their efforts to convince Sweden to give it on project to the Polisario’s self-proclaimed Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).Abdel Ilah Benkirane, Morocco’s Head of Government, held a meeting on Monday in Rabat with the Moroccan political party leaders to discuss the Swedish move.The political party leaders stressed on the need to intensify efforts through parallel diplomacy, and decided to pay a working visit to Sweden. The political leaders of both the government and opposition in addition to the Unified Socialist Left Party are heading in the upcoming days to Sweden to clarify Morocco’s Autonomy Plan for the Western SaharaThe Head of Government briefed the Moroccan political party leaders on the developments of the territorial dispute, stressing on the need for a national mobilization.Benkirane said that his government will lead a large-scale campaign to put pressure on Sweden to renounce its decision, which he described as “irresponsible”.Early this month, the Swedish Social Democratic Party submitted to the Swedish Parliament (Riksdag) a draft bill calling for granting a diplomatic status to the Polisario Front representation in Stockholm.Stefan Löfven, Swedish Prime Minister, who said he is studying ways to find a peaceful and lasting solution to the Western Sahara conflict, highlighted his country’s position of “supporting the right of the Saharawi people in self-determination.”
TORONTO — Spin Master Corp. beat expectations even though the Canadian toy maker says its net profit plummeted to US$10.2 million in the second-quarter.The Toronto-based company, which reports in U.S. dollars, says it earned 10 cents per share for the period ended June 30, compared with 26 cents per share or $26.9 million a year earlier.Excluding one-time items such as income tax expenses, adjusted profits rose to $19.8 million or 19 cents per share, from $17.7 million or 17 cents per share in the second quarter of 2018.Sales increased three per cent to $321 million from $311.5 million.Spin Master was expected to earn 13 cents per share in adjusted profits on $311.5 million in revenues, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.The quarter demonstrated the company’s strength and depth of product innovation, says chairman and co-CEO Ronnen Harary.“We remain confident in our proven track record of innovation and in our global platform. We continue to demonstrate our ability to produce compelling entertainment content, magical toy experiences and to be a great partner for licensors.” Companies in this story: (TSX:TOY)The Canadian Press
Accepting the designation at a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York, Mr. Marceau said he was honoured to help promote global efforts to deal with the issue of ageing. Underscoring the valuable contribution made by older persons worldwide, he noted that “at our age, we can help young people to understand the past, the present and the future, and give them hope to bring love and enlightenment to all people.”At the same time, the famed mime rejected the limitations often associated with ageing, pointing out that “there are people who are young and have not so much energy, and there are people who are old who, when they have energy, are young.”Born in Strasbourg, France, Mr. Marceau formed his Compagnie de mime Marcel Marceau in 1948; at the time, it was the only company of pantomime in the world. The ensemble played the leading theatres in Paris, as well as other playhouses internationally. Mr. Marceau has toured the world extensively over the past five decades and is currently performing in the United States. In addition to his live performances, Mr. Marceau has demonstrated his versatility in motion pictures, such as Mel Brook’s “Silent Movie,” in which he said the only spoken word: “No.” Numerous honours have been bestowed upon Mr. Marceau, including the highest honours conferred by the French Government: Officier de la Légion d’Honneur, Commandeur des Arts et Lettres, and Grand Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite.Mr. Marceau’s mission will be to promote awareness of the Second World Assembly on Ageing, to be convened from 8 to 12 April 2002. That event aims to address the needs of older persons worldwide, as well as the dramatic impact of population ageing on societies, particularly in the developing world.
In a letter to the Security Council, Mr. Annan said he approved of the plan that had been submitted by the Government of Iraq on 23 July. That plan was based on a foreseen budget of $5.5 billion for the humanitarian programme, spread over 12 sectors countrywide, including an allocation of $600 million for oil industry spare parts and equipment and $384 million to meet the needs of especially vulnerable groups. In the budget, over $1.27 billion is earmarked for the food sector to cover a daily ration of 2,472 kilocalories per person per day, while $250 million is set aside for the purchase of medicines and medical supplies. The current phase of the oil-for-food scheme is in effect from 4 July to 30 November. The effort is overseen by the UN Office of the Iraq Programme.
‘Chernobyl’ Series Creator: Stop Taking Selfies at Nuclear Disaster SiteDrones Detect New Radiation Hot Spots Near Chernobyl Site Stay on target More than 33 years after a radiation accident turned the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant into an exclusion zone, scientists have distilled the first consumer product to come from the abandoned area: an artisan vodka.Branded ATOMIK, the radioactive-free alcohol was produced from crops grown on a farm within the zone.Jim Smith, a professor at the University of Portsmouth, described the vodka as “the most important bottle of spirits in the world.”“I think this is the most important bottle of spirits in the world because it could help the economic recovery of communities living in and around the abandoned areas,” project leader Smith said in a statement.“Many thousands of people are still living in the Zone of Obligatory Resettlement, where new investment and use of agricultural land is still forbidden,” he explained.The team wants to donate 75 percent of profits from selling ATOMIK to help those communities affected by the 1986 disaster.During their three-year experiment, researchers did find some radioactivity in the fermented grain. But because distilling reduces any impurities, the only nuclear particles they could detect in the finished product are natural Carbon-14, which occur at the same level you’d expect in any spirit drink.The alcohol has been diluted with nearby mineral water, which boasts similar chemistry to groundwater in the Champagne region of France. And, according to the University of Portsmouth, is also free from contamination.“We welcome this initiative to use abandoned lands to help local communities,” Oleg Nasvit, first deputy head of the State Agency of Ukraine for Exclusion Zone Management, said. “It is important that we do everything we can do support the restoration of normal life in these areas whilst always putting safety first.”The Chernobyl Spirit Company hopes to begin small-scale experimental production of ATOMIK grain spirit sometime this year. There are some legal issues to be ironed out first.“We don’t think the main exclusion zone should be extensively used for agriculture as it is now a wildlife reserve,” Smith said. “But there are other areas where people live [where] agriculture is still banned.”Thirty-three years on, many abandoned areas could now be used to grow crops safely, without the need for distillation.Analytical tests of the water and distillate alcohol were conducted by the Ukraine Hydrometeorological Institute, the University of Southampton GAU-Radioanalytical, the University of Portsmouth Geological and Environment Laboratories, and an independent wine and spirits testing lab.“I’d call this a high-quality moonshine,” Nasvit said. “It isn’t typical of a more highly purified vodka, but has the flavor of the grain from our original Ukrainian distillation methods. I like it.”More on Geek.com:‘Chernobyl’ Series Creator Not OK With Selfies at Nuclear Disaster SiteDrones Detect New Radiation Hot Spots Near Chernobyl SiteA Company in Holland Is Making Vodka From Tulips
WWE announces 2020 Royal Rumble tickets to go on-sale Friday, September 20 AEW asking fans to vote for the final team for upcoming World Tag Title Tournament WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Twitter Chris Van Vliet passed along the following.I wanted to pass along the interview I did with Dolph Ziggler at his house in Phoenix earlier today. Dolph says he will not be in the Royal Rumble, that he on hiatus from WWE, gives his thoughts on possibly signing with AEW, what he thinks of Drew McIntyre’s comments about him and much more!Will we see him at the Royal Rumble?“Technically I am still under contract, yes, but I am not scheduled to be at the Royal Rumble.”What is his current status with WWE?“For now I am on a hiatus with WWE. It took me like 10 years to get a weekend off and this is it. So we’ll see where it goes from here. Like I said we have a handshake agreement which is different from what’s on paper. I’ve given everything and we’ll see if there is more for me to give, I’ll be happy to be a part of it.”On reports that WWE wants to keep him on as a producer backstage:“If WWE wanted to keep me around if would be to be in the ring. For now. Producing I could see happening 10 years down the line but I don’t know why I wouldn’t be doing some other stuff first. It’s a great thing and there are a lot of people who are good at teaching and giving back and I love pulling people aside or if they come up to me at work. Doing that full time and basically being in the best shape of my life, I wouldn’t be able to do it knowing that I could be like no let me just do this for you. One day down the line that could be something but I’m very much not interested in that.”His response to Drew McIntyre’s comments that Dolph took advantage of him:“The guy’s great and he’s probably going to be doing something special at the Royal Rumble and probably at WrestleMania. Who knows? There’s nothing really bad to say about that part but I guess if I took advantage of him it’s because if he was, in our world, not existing for 10 years, I was putting the show on my back over and over again and you get to a point where it’s like you have lobster every day after a week you’re like this lobster is ok, after 7 years straight you’re like ‘Bro, enough with the lobster bring in the hot dog’ and there you have it!”His thoughts on signing with AEW:“I wouldn’t say I would be the next big signing, I’d say I would be the big signing I would have to say. But I have some other things going on at the moment but that should always be an option for anybody especially someone like me who has been around for a long time and as Drew McIntyre says, maybe I was riding his coattails and I gotta get the hell out of here. So you never know. I think it would be great, I think it would be a great addition to that company which seems to be for true wrestlers who love the sport and the business. It’s a great idea.” Facebook Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AEW announces location and venue for week seven of their televison series on TNT
TOKYO — Chikako Abe’s desk is decorated with flowers and candy at her school in Minamisoma, reminders of a 17-year-old life cut short a year ago.Instead of attending a graduation ceremony this month, her family is praying on March 11 at the ruins of a house where the sea snatched away the lives of Chikako, her father and two grandparents.“She was always the center of our family,” said Chikako’s mother Yukari Abe, 43, fighting back tears next to the concrete foundations where the house once stood. “The year has gone by so fast, even now I feel that she will come back.”Chikako’s mother and two sisters, who survived because they were visiting a doctor’s clinic beyond the tsunami’s reach, will offer flowers, chocolates and incense.Scores of similar memorials are taking place along hundreds of miles of Japan’s Pacific coastline to mark the disaster that left 15,854 dead and 3,272 missing.
MIAMI (WSVN) – Miami-Dade commissioners passed an ordinance banning Styrofoam products at some popular places across the county.The ordinance, approved on Tuesday, prohibits people from bringing plastic foam cups, coolers and food containers into county parks, beaches and marinas.The ban, which will be enacted next year, is the latest in a wave of crackdowns meant to cut down on littering.Violators could face $50 fines.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) – Santa Claus and his helpers hit the road aboard the Sunbeam Polar Express.More than 60 tenants of Sunbeam properties dropped off toys collected from the Miramar Park of Commerce annual toy drive to the Miramar Police Department.The elves were happy to help. “We’re just so excited to be able to help and just the kids that are going to have it,” said Donna Gonzalez with Miramar Park of Commerce. “It’s just incredible. It’s an incredible feeling of joy. That’s what the season is all about.”Miramar police will deliver the toys to kids in need a few days before the holiday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
(WSVN) – Amazon Prime Now has begun delivering beer and wine to South Florida homes.According to the Sun-Sentinel, the service is for Prime members and will offer hundreds of wine and beer brands, including South Florida’s own brew, Funky Buddha.The two-hour delivery will be eligible for South Broward and Miami-Dade addresses. One-hour delivery is available for $7.99, the company announced.The service is also reportedly being brought to Orlando.To see if the delivery service can reach your home, click here.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
More than 400 people packed into St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on Monday to discuss the community’s lack of detox beds. (Photo by Anne Hillman/KSKA)Download AudioMore than 400 people gathered in Anchorage Monday night to discuss the area’s lack of detox facilities. At least 60 people per day try to access the area’s 14 detox beds, and the municipal government and the state’s Board of Nursing are considering some solutions.Cleansing your body of massive amounts of alcohol or drugs without help is painful, scary, and dangerous, and not just for the person who needs the detox. It impacts the people around them, too. Those were the messages shared by community members during the town hall meeting led by Anchorage Faith & Action- Congregations Together, or AFACT.Theresa Browning of Anchorage told a story about her son. Eight years ago, he was sent home from the emergency room still drunk because they couldn’t get him a detox bed. That night, he started hallucinating.“Then he came running into our room, turned the light on, and said ‘Where did those kids go? They’re hiding in your closet,’” she recalled. But there weren’t any kids in the house. “That was scary. So I got up, and went out with him and I told him, ‘Go to bed. There’s nothing here.’ It was scary. So I had to stay up the rest of the night to make sure he doesn’t do anything.”Browning wants solutions, and Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz says one is in the works. The municipality has a grant from the legislature for $5 million plan and design an expansion of the Salvation Army’s Clitheroe Center to add detox beds. He says his administration is trying to change the wording of the legislation to allow some of the money to go toward construction, and they are trying to partner with other non-profits and businesses to build the facilities.“I want to move things quickly. I’m in a hurry. Everyday we wait is a delay where people are in jeopardy. If we work hard and push hard, we can get construction going or at least start turning dirt over the summer.”But Clithroe Program Director Sherry McWhorter said it’s not that simple. Even if you build a facility, where does the money come from to run it? She estimated that it would cost about $450 per person per day to add detox beds because they would have to hire medical staff, and the program is already underfunded.“If we were ever to expand more beds, we’d benefit from more room, but there needs to operating money to come along with that,” she said. “So I don’t know how it would all shake out at this point.”Another factor is staffing. Clithroe doesn’t have any detox beds right now, but McWhorter said they used to have about 10. Then in 2012, medical staffing rules changed. The state’s Board of Nursing interpreted regulations to say that only registered nurses (RNs) could complete an intake assessment for people seeking detox. A licensed practical nurse could not. McWhorter, who was not with Clitheroe at the time, said the facility couldn’t afford to hire the more expensive staff.“We could not get enough RNs because our funding would not cover enough RNs. But there’s also the problem of just plain manpower shortage. There just weren’t enough RNs to hire out there. And when you’re trying to pay less than the market rate because that’s all you can afford, you just can’t get anybody.”This is also the reason some of the 14 beds at the Ernie Turner Center sit empty. Under current regulations, if an RN isn’t working, then a patient can’t be admitted.The Board of Nursing will discuss this regulation during their March 9th meeting. Until then, board members cannot comment on the issue.AFACT will convene a task force in the next two weeks to help different organizations coordinate and work on solutions. It will include representatives from the municipality, the state’s Division of Behavioral Health, and service providers.
Hyderabad: Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Kailash Choudhary said on Wednesday that quality seeds are a critical element for the farmers in the countries like India where a majority of people are dependent on agriculture. Addressing as the chief guest at the inauguration of the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA), 32nd Congress, here, the Minister said the seed sector in the country is registering faster growth in the world and the country is ready to extend its cooperation in supply of quality seeds to other countries. Also Read – Solve farmers problems, demands Congress in Kamareddy Advertise With Us He said the country has around 100 agriculture research centres and 60 agriculture universities which were extending varied services to the farmers. The farmers are readily adopting the technologies being provided to them, he said. He appreciated the initiative of a pro-farmer by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao in taking steps to help the ISTA hold its first ever Congress in Asia in Hyderabad. Also Read – Woman found dead, relatives stage dharna in Kamareddy Advertise With Us The Minister also highlighted on ISTA opening up its regional offices for increasing its activities for the cause of extending quality seeds to the farmers across the world. ISTA president Dr Craig McGrill stressed on the importance of bringing the technological interventions for the production of the quality seeds. This, he said, needs to be done keeping in view to provide food security to the people across the world. State Agriculture Minister S Niranjan Reddy said the State has earned a name for itself for the production of quality seeds. Following the vision of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, the State is taking all necessary steps to make Telangana as the seed bowl of the world.
Sri Reddy’s new intimate picture with Abhiram DaggubatiFacebookActress Sri Reddy has released her brand new intimate picture with Abhiram Daggubati and revealed that Victory Venkatesh will be the host of Star Maa’s show Bigg Boss Telugu 3.It is known that Sri Reddy released some of her intimate pictures with Abhiram Daggubati and their WhatsApp chats in April 2018. She also made some startling revelations about him. She had alleged that producer Suresh Babu’s son had sexually harassed her in a government studio, which was meant to support talented people. He cheated her with a pretext of getting her film offers.A year passed after her sensational allegations against Abhiram, but Sri Reddy has made sure that the issue is still fresh in the mind of the people. She has kept reminding everyone of the controversy, by releasing some intimate pictures and comments every now and then. She was at it again on Saturday. She released a photo on Facebook and asked him, “You remember where it is??”It is also known that Sri Reddy addresses Venkatesh as ‘chinna mama’. She has often taken sweet digs at him. She had complained of not receiving invitations for his daughter’s wedding. When F2 became hit at the box office, she had posted, “Chinna maama adhe ma venki maama movie pedha hit antaga..congratulations maama..na 90 degrees dialogue kuda vadarantaga..#SriReddyIsBack.”On Saturday, Sri Reddy surprised all her Facebook fans, by announcing that Venkatesh would host the next season of Bigg Boss Telugu. The actress posed a photo of Venky on her Facebook page and wrote, “We all love venky maama like anything..good news to all venky maama fans..bigboss host he is.. yes, yes, yessssss”However, the bosses of Star Maa are struggling to find a suitable host for Bigg Boss Telugu 3 after Jr NTR and Nani declined to come back on this hit show. Several names including Chiranjeevi, Venkatesh and Rana Daggubati were doing rounds in the air, but the TV channel is yet to confirm any. Now, Sri Reddy’s announcement is creating a lot of buzz of the game show in the social media.
Holey Artisan. File PhotoA special tribunal on Wednesday fixed a new date for witness deposition in a case filed in connection with the deadliest terror attack in Bangladesh’s history, reports UNB.Anti-terrorism special tribunal judge Mujibur Rahamn set 9 April after recording testimonies of Gias Uddin and Motiar Rahman.Terrorists, who carried out the attack on upscale Holey Artisan Cafe, had rented Gias’ Baridhara house. Motiar, on the other hand, was the neighbour of militant Tanvir Qader.Five armed terrorists stormed Holey Artisan on 1 July, 2016, and killed 22 people, mostly foreigners. The victims included two policemen, nine Italians, seven Japanese, an Indian, a Bangladeshi-born American and two Bangladeshis.Trial in the case started with the indictment of eight suspects on 26 November last year.The accused are – Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, Rakibul Hasan Rigan, Rashidul Islam alias Rash,SohelMahfuz, Mizanur Rahman alias Boro Mizan, HadisurRahmanSagar, Shariful Islam and Mamunur Rashid.