GrandPré Prize to be Awarded Annually

first_imgAcadian Nova Scotian artists will receive greater recognition for their work, thanks to some changes to the Grand-Pré Prize. Tourism, Culture and Heritage Minister Judy Streatch announced today, March 31, that the department will increase both the amount of the prize and the frequency with which it is awarded. Beginning in 2006, the Grand-Pré Prize will increase from $1,500 to $2,000 and will be awarded annually instead of every two years. “These changes will help to raise the profile of the Grand-Pré Prize within the arts community, the Acadian community and the province,” said Ms. Streatch. “We will now honour an outstanding Acadian Nova Scotian artist each year.” The Grand-Pré Prize was established in 1987 to recognize the work of Acadian Nova Scotians in the performing arts and film, visual arts and crafts, and literary arts. The prize recognizes artists whose work reflects Acadian cultural values and traditions, while demonstrating excellence and originality. “We are fortunate to have many talented Acadian artists in Nova Scotia and we are pleased that more of them now have an opportunity to be recognized for the value they bring to Nova Scotia’s unique heritage,” said Chris d’Entremont, Minister of Acadian Affairs. Previous Grand-Pré Prize winners include singer/songwriter Eric Surette; photographer Francois Gaudet; artisan Denise Robicheau; writer Father Anselme Chiasson; filmmaker Phil Comeau; visual artists Denise Comeau and Simone D’Eon; writer René LeBlanc; and folk artist William Roach. Each year, a recipient is recognized from one of three categories. This year, the Grand-Pré Prize will be awarded to an established literary artist. The deadline for submitting nominations is Saturday, April 15.last_img read more

Weekly Traffic Advisories

first_imgNEW WORK CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Salmon River Bridge Salmon River Bridge on Intervale Road will be closed on Monday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for rescue training. Local Area Office: 902-578-9679 KINGS COUNTY: Hantsport Kates Bridge, on Tannery Road in Hantsport, is closed for repairs until further notice. A detour is available on Avon Street. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: George Street A section of George Street, near the Highway 125 overpass, will be reduced to one lane at various times for the construction of a new overpass. Work will take place until Saturday, April 30. Traffic control people will be on site. Expect delays. Work takes place from sunrise to sunset. Local Area Office: 902-563-2518 ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Route 337, Canal Bridge During construction of a new Canal Bridge on Main Street, Antigonish, traffic on Route 337 is being rerouted to a temporary detour bridge. The temporary bridge will be in place until Tuesday, May 31. Signs and traffic signals are on site. Local Area Office: 902-863-7387 INVERNESS COUNTY: Murrays Hill Bridge Murrays Hill Bridge, which crosses the Mabou River near Rankinville Road, is closed until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Allan Hill and South Branch Roads Allan Hill and South Branch roads in the Advocate area have a weight restriction of five tonnes until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Northport Bridge Northport Bridge on Route 366 is closed until late May or early June, for replacement. A detour is available from Shinimicas Road to the east of the bridge and Mudcreek Road to the west of the bridge. Cyclists should travel with caution. Local Area Office: 902-667-2972 PICTOU COUNTY: Highway 104 Two temporary intersections are now in use on Highway 104, Trans-Canada Highway, near Sutherlands River. One is located about 70 metres west of the Exit 27A intersection. To access Trunk 4, use this temporary intersection. The other intersection is on School Road in front of East Pictou Middle School. To access School Road, including F. H. MacDonald Elementary School and East Pictou Middle School, use this temporary intersection. They will be used until summer. Local Area Office: 902-755-7184center_img VICTORIA COUNTY: MacLeod Bridge The northbound lane of MacLeod Bridge, on the Cabot Trail in Cape North, will be closed for repairs until further notice. A traffic control person will be on site until traffic signals are installed. Local Area Office: 902-295-2700 -30- CAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Trout Brook Bridge Trout Brook Bridge on Trout Brook Road will be closed for replacement of the deck from Tuesday, April 12, until Wednesday, April 20. Detour route on Hillside Mira Road. Local Area Office: 902-578-9679 KINGS COUNTY: Bridge Closure Traffic on the Busby McMahon Bridge on Brooklyn Street, near Aylesford, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Traffic lights are in place. Local Area Office: 902-679-4979 VICTORIA COUNTY: Corsen Bridge Traffic on Corsen Bridge on the Cabot Trail, two kilometres south of Ingonish, is reduced to one lane until further notice. Local Area Office: 902-383-2232 CONTINUING WORK GUYSBOROUGH COUNTY: Melford Brook Bridge The Melford Brook Bridge on Route 344 at Middle Melford is closed. A two-lane detour bridge is in place until a permanent bridge is built. The speed limit has been reduced to 60 kilometres per hour and warning signs are in place. Local Area Office: 902-533-2771 DIGBY COUNTY: Dick Theriault Road The bridge on Dick Theriault Road, about two kilometres southeast of the Old DAR Railway crossing, is closed for repairs. There is no detour. Transportation officials will be on site 24 hours a day until the bridge is repaired. Local Area Office: 902-769-2192last_img read more

New England Governors Eastern Canadian Premiers

first_imgPremier Darrell Dexter will host New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers in Nova Scotia over the next two days to continue work to enhance trade relationships, maximize each region’s energy potential, and address environmental challenges. “Showcasing Nova Scotia as a progressive regional business centre and promoting the province’s interest in addressing energy issues regarding transmission and renewables, are high on my list of conference objectives,” said Premier Dexter. Premier Dexter will co-chair the 35th Annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers with Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin. Governor Shumlin is assuming co-chair responsibilities on behalf of Deval Patrick, Governor for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who is unable to attend. “The historic cultural and trade ties between New England and Eastern Canada connect our two regions on many levels, providing numerable opportunities to advance our mutual interests and respective goals,” said Governor Shumlin. “During the conference in Nova Scotia, we will continue to build on this remarkable relationship.” The premiers, governors and more than 300 delegates scheduled to attend the conference, will hear from North America’s subject experts on such topics as managing governments’ fiscal realities, addressing border issues to improve the flow of products and services, and exploring short-sea shipping opportunities for the two regions. Among the 16 speakers scheduled to present are Chris Sands, senior fellow, Hudson Institute; Kevin G. Lynch, vice-chair, BMO Financial Group; Perrin Beatty, president and CEO, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce; John Manley, president CEO, Canadian Council of Chief Executives; and Steve J. Rourke, vice-president, System Planning, ISO New England. Emera president and CEO Chris Huskilson and Nalcor Energy president and CEO Ed Martin will update conference delegates on the Lower Churchill hydroelectric development project. In addition to the presentations, premiers and governors will meet with Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. Gary Doer, and U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson to discuss Canada-US relations. The conference takes place July 10-11th in Halifax. More information about the conference is located at www.gov.ns.ca/negecp . The New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers have been meeting to discuss issues of common concern since 1976.last_img read more

Enjoy Food Safely Over the Holidays

first_img prepare and serve buffets travel with food prepare and store holiday foods order and serve take-out foods such as meat trays save and re-serve leftovers buy, thaw and cook a turkey and store leftovers. Whether turkey or other traditional treats are on the menu, Nova Scotians are urged to follow some important tips to safely enjoy food over the holidays. Some principles of food handling are to keep work surfaces and utensils clean, separate foods to avoid cross-contamination, cook foods to proper temperatures, and chill food promptly to avoid bacteria growth. “Through the holiday season and always, we encourage Nova Scotians to keep food safety in mind and to follow proper food-handling practices,” said Agriculture Minister John MacDonell. “Being mindful of how we handle, cook, store and transport food will help prevent food-borne illness from harming our loved ones.” The Department of Agriculture has several food safety fact sheetsonline, which include how to: The fact sheets are available at www.gov.ns.ca/agri/foodsafety/factsht/ . The Department of Agriculture food safety staff provide consumer education and facility inspections throughout the year to help protect the health of Nova Scotians.last_img read more

New Firearms Safety Training Partner Secured

first_imgPeople who want to hunt can soon register for courses to help keep themselves and others safe in the woods. Hnatiuk’s Hunting and Fishing Ltd., a hunting and fishing outfitter in Lantz, Hants Co., will co-ordinate firearms safety training and hunter education courses for about 6,000 Nova Scotians each year. Courses will be available this spring. “Firearms safety training is an important part of making our communities safer,” said Ross Landry, Minister of Justice. “Nova Scotians rely on these programs to ensure they are fully trained to safely own, use and store a firearm.” Anyone who wants to own a firearm or take the Nova Scotia Hunter Education course must first pass safety training. Hnatiuk’s will work with local instructors to set up these safety courses in locations across Nova Scotia and at a new training centre in Shubenacadie. Online registration is available to make the process easier and more efficient. “I like the fact that the Canadian Firearms and hunter education courses are being delivered by one organization and you can register for both at the same site,” said Bill Boutilier, president of The Big Game Society of Nova Scotia. “I’m confident Hnatiuk’s will do a good job.” The delivery of firearms safety courses is part of the Provincial Firearms Safety program and is funded by the federal government. The contract to offer the firearms safety and hunter education courses was put to tender earlier this year. The courses were previously offered by two different providers. The fees will remain the same. “Hnatiuk’s Hunting and Fishing Ltd. has been supplying Nova Scotians with quality hunting and fishing equipment for seven years. We’re pleased to be chosen to deliver these very important safety courses,” said owner Jim Hnatiuk. “We’re working hard to ensure the courses are available to the public as soon as possible and look forward to providing this training.” To register for firearms safety and hunter education training, visit www.hmcgroup.ca/education/. For more information about the courses e-mail Amy Cooke, Hnatiuk’s training co-ordinator, at hnatiukstrainingcenter@gmail.com.last_img read more

Des petites entreprises sassocient avec des universités et des collèges pour innover

first_imgCinquante et une petites entreprises reçoivent de l’aide pour finaliser ou lancer sur le marché un nouveau produit ou service. Les entreprises reçoivent des bons, ou des crédits, en vue d’obtenir du soutien et des conseils professionnels auprès d’universités et de collèges de la Nouvelle-Écosse dans le cadre du Programme de bons pour la productivité et l’innovation du gouvernement provincial. « Grâce à ces bons, 51 petites entreprises de partout en Nouvelle-Écosse tireront profit du réservoir de connaissances que possèdent nos universités et nos collèges, de souligner Michel Samson, ministre du Développement économique et rural et du Tourisme. Ces entreprises sont des exemples parfaits de l’esprit d’initiative qui existe chez nous et je suis heureux que nous puissions les soutenir. » Quarante et une entreprises reçoivent pour la première fois un bon d’une valeur maximale de 15 000 $ pour des conseils et des services auprès d’experts des universités ou des collèges dans des domaines comme la recherche appliquée, les services d’ingénierie, les essais sur chantier, le prototypage, la conception de produits et les études de faisabilité, afin de contribuer à la mise en marché d’un nouveau produit ou service. SkySquirrel Technologies Inc., établie à Cap Le Moine, dans le comté d’Inverness, est l’une des entreprises choisies. Elle développe des technologies destinées aux petits aéronefs sans pilote. Elle travaillera avec l’Université Sainte-Anne à l’élaboration d’une étude de faisabilité pour cerner des marchés potentiels où vendre des drones commerciaux, par exemple pour les missions de recherche et de sauvetage et les applications agricoles. « Notre technologie d’aéronef sans pilote a des applications dans bien des secteurs du marché, et chaque secteur présente des besoins différents, de dire Richard van der Put, cofondateur et directeur de la recherche et du développement de SkySquirrel Technologies Inc. Le programme de bons est fantastique pour une jeune entreprise comme la nôtre puisqu’elle nous permet de mieux connaître nos clients futurs et de développer un produit qui convient parfaitement à une application donnée. « Travailler avec l’Université Sainte-Anne a été jusqu’à maintenant une excellente expérience et nous sommes très heureux d’étendre notre collaboration par le truchement du programme. » Dix entreprises reçoivent des bons pouvant aller jusqu’à 25 000 $ pour les aider à faire fond sur le travail entamé au moyen d’un bon précédent. Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet Ltd., de Mahone Bay, travaillera avec des experts en nutrition de l’Université Mount Saint Vincent pour élargir la gamme de ses produits en élaborant une bière artisanale sans gluten et facile à digérer. « Nous espérons changer la façon dont les gens pensent à une bière sans gluten, de dire Jennifer Laughlin, copropriétaire de Schoolhouse. L’embouteillage de notre première brassée à l’intention des consommateurs néo-écossais n’est pas pour demain, mais le bon et notre partenariat avec le professeur Bohdan Luhovvy nous rapprochent vraiment de notre but qui est de concevoir une bière délicieuse et facile à digérer. » Plus de 240 entreprises ont reçu des bons depuis le lancement du programme en 2008. « Notre université est très heureuse de travailler encore une fois cette année avec un groupe dynamique d’entrepreneurs qui ont reçu des bons, souligne Dale Keefe, Ph.D., doyen de la recherche et des études supérieures, Cape Breton University. Le programme des bons a toujours été un outil précieux qui aide nos universités à solidifier les partenariats existants et à nouer de nouvelles collaborations entre l’industrie et l’université pour permettre à notre corps professoral et à nos étudiants de fournir à l’industrie un soutien en recherche et en développement. » Au nombre des autres universités et collèges qui participent au programme, notons : Acadia; Dalhousie, y compris son campus agricole à Truro; Nova Scotia College of Art and Design; Nova Scotia Community College; Saint Mary’s; St. Francis Xavier. Pour être admissibles, les entreprises doivent être inscrites en Nouvelle-Écosse et doivent compter moins de 100 employés au moment de la demande. Pour obtenir plus d’information sur le programme de bons, consultez le www.gov.ns.ca/econ/pnivouchers .last_img read more

Koilpillai v Saint Marys University Board of Inquiry

first_imgAn independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry in the case of Radha Koilpillai of Halifax v. Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, is scheduled to begin on Monday, Feb. 1. The board of inquiry will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Dartmouth Sportsplex, Valardo Room, 110 Wyse Rd., Dartmouth. The board chair is Dennis James, who is independent of the commission. The commission is representing the public interest. -30-last_img

Decision Made on Outstanding Items Within Northern Pulps Appeal

first_imgEnvironment Minister Margaret Miller has made a decision on the outstanding items within Northern Pulp’s appeal of its industrial approval. The industrial approval issued almost a year ago was appealed by the Pictou County mill. The outstanding items were related to the mill’s water use. With this decision, Northern Pulp must: achieve a maximum daily average water consumption rate of 92,310 cubic metres by Jan. 30, 2020 not exceed 80,000 cubic metres per day by Jan. 30, 2018 and 70,000 cubic metres per day by Jan. 30, 2020. These numbers are calculated on annual average submit a list of proposed capital water reduction projects one year prior to proposed implementation of the projects. Following a review by the department, detailed engineering plans for a project may be required from the company retain the services of a qualified third-party professional engineer to determine the impacts of water reduction projects on the quality of the effluent entering and being discharged from the effluent treatment system conduct an assessment of total reduced sulphur levels in wastewater which compares to current emissions to performance objectives by June 15, and submit an annual report of wastewater total reduced sulphur loading results to the department by June 30 each year “Government has worked very hard these past two years to ensure a cleaner and safe, operating mill, and to ensure we support Nova Scotians in their desire for an environmentally healthy and prosperous Pictou County,” said Ms. Miller. “The limits outlined in this decision remain lower than the limits in the mill’s 2011 approval.” These requirements are in addition to the changes implemented as result of the July 9, 2015 decision. The decision letter is available on the department’s website at http://novascotia.ca/nse/issues/northern-pulp.asp .last_img read more

Be Fire Safe This Holiday Season

first_imgNova Scotians are encouraged to practice fire safety this holiday season. “Decorations, Christmas trees and candles add to the beauty of the holidays, but they can also pose a fire risk,” said Municipal Affairs Minister Zach Churchill. “Using them properly will help keep our families safe.” Over the holidays and winter months, remember to: ensure your home has working smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors weekly during the holiday season and replace smoke detectors every 10 years do not use outdoor lights and cords indoors and turn off the lights when not in use only use Canadian Standards Association approved lights, extension cords and non-combustible decorations, check for frayed or cracked wires and broken light sockets do not overload plugs and avoid running extension cords over doorsills or under carpets always choose a freshly cut tree and make sure the tree is watered every day and never locate your tree near exits or heat sources when purchasing an artificial tree, look for the label “fire resistant” always stay in the kitchen while cooking, especially if using oil or cooking at high temperatures never leave candles unattended. Keep them out of reach of children and pets, and in a sturdy holder. Battery-operated candles and lights are safe and convenient alternatives “We want all Nova Scotians to have a safe and happy holiday season,” said provincial fire marshal Harold Pothier. “If you’re looking for a practical gift for a loved one, a fire extinguisher, carbon monoxide detector, or a smoke detector always fit the bill.” For more information on holiday safety tips, visit novascotia.ca/dma/firesafety/docs/HolidayFireSafety.last_img read more

Anil Ambani to sell BIG FM to Jagran arm for Rs 1200

first_imgMumbai: Anil Ambani’s Reliance Group will sell its FM radio business by divesting its entire stake in BIG FM Radio to Jagran Prakashan-owned Music Broadcast Ltd (MBL) for an estimated value of Rs 1,200 crore, an official statement Monday said. Reliance Capital and Reliance Land (a part of Reliance Capital Group) will divest their entire equity stake in Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd (RBNL) to Music Broadcast Ltd (MBL). The move would help in reducing the loan burden of the Reliance group firms, it added. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents”This transaction is part of our overall strategy to reduce exposure in non-core businesses and will reduce our debt by an estimated Rs 1,200 crore,” the statement Reliance Capital CFO Amit Bapna said in a statement. RBNL operates under the brand name BIG FM Radio network with 58 stations across the country. MBL will initially acquire a 24 per cent equity stake of RBNL by way of a preferential allotment for Rs 202 crore. Thereafter, subject to the receipt of all regulatory approvals, MBL will acquire all of the remaining equity stake held by Reliance Capital and Reliance Land in RBNL at a total enterprise value of Rs 1,050 crore. In addition, RCap will receive an around Rs 150 crore from the disposal of other assets of RBNL which do not form part of the transaction with MBL, in accordance with the regulations. In a separate release, MBL that operates Radio City said its board Monday approved the acquisition of RBNL.last_img read more

Maya says BSP will fight all polls alone gets flak from SP

first_imgLucknow: BSP president Mayawati on Monday declared her party in the future will contest all elections “small and big” on its own, signalling the end of the much-discussed Bahujan Samaj Party-Samajwadi Party alliance forged for the Lok Sabha polls.Hours after Mayawati announced her plans of going solo in future elections in a series of tweets, a senior SP leader accused her of “weakening” the fight for social justice. Her announcement came a day after she held a meeting with party workers to take stock of BSP’s performance in the recent Lok Sabha polls. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France”Everyone is aware that forgetting everything of the past as also the anti-BSP and anti-Dalit decisions like reservation in promotions and bad law and order during the SP rule in 2012-2017, BSP adhered to the ‘gathbandhan dharma’ with the Samajwadi Party in the interest of the country,” she tweeted in Hindi. “But the SP’s attitude after the elections has forced the BSP to think, will it be possible to defeat the BJP in the future? This is not possible,” she said. Also Read – Cosmology trio win Nobel Physics Prize”Therefore, in the interest of the party and the movement, the party will contest all small and big elections on its own strength,” Mayawati added. She did not elaborate on what she meant by the SP’s attitude. Soon afterwards, SP national general secretary Ramashankar Vidyarthi told journalists in Balia that Mayawati was speaking against the SP in haste because of the Dalit support to his party and its leader Akhilesh Yadav. The BSP entered into an electoral alliance with Akhilesh Yadav-led SP and the Chaudhary Ajit Singh-led Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) in Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha polls. The alliance, however, failed to live up to the hype in the politically crucial state. While the BSP managed to win 10 seats, the SP got five seats and the RLD drew a blank. See P5last_img read more

LKA begins work on 2020 Print Biennale

first_imgIn the quiet Lalit Kala Akademi headquarters here, preparations are underway for the second edition of the International Print Biennale, a major exhibition of global printmaking, which is slated for February – March 2020, and has a special focus on ASEAN and SAARC nations with Poland as the guest country. The first eight-member ‘steering committee’ meeting, that officially set the ball rolling for the month-long Biennale, took place earlier this month with Akademi Chairperson Uttam Pacharne helming it. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe ASEAN and SAARC focus will be reflected in the Biennale entrance fee for the artists, and participants from these member-nations will pay around $21 (Rs 1,500) as compared to $50 (Rs 3,400). For Indian artists, the entrance fee would be Rs 1,000. The star of the Biennale is, however, the central European country of Poland, which has a rich tradition of printmaking. “Around the 15th century, Mughal Emperor Jahangir had a lot of etchings in his portfolio. Then, during our freedom struggle, printmaker Chittaprosad Bhattacharya made woodcuts of images of the independence movement and spread it using book covers,” Avni Bansal, a printmaker and a Lalit Kala awardee assisting the Biennale programme, said. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardShe added that in most regional centres of the Akademi, equipment for making prints – lithographs, woodcuts, intaglio, serigraphs, and relief prints – is present and is being upgraded. As a precursor to the second print biennale, national artist camps will take place in Hyderabad and Santiniketan in West Bengal. The artist-members of this year’s steering committee include Jin Sook Shinde, Kanchan Chander, Hanuman Kambli, Dattatraya Bankar, Chippa Sudhakar, V Nagdas, Ajit Seal and Dilip Tamuli. The first edition of the Biennale, that kickstarted in March 2018, saw participation from 17 countries including the US, the UK, Sri Lanka, Italy, Mexico, China, Israel, Sweden, Lithuania, Poland, Argentina, Greece, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Mauritius. The number of entries at the international level was 137 of which 50 artists were selected, and 73 of their prints were on display.last_img read more

North Korea fires several unidentified projectiles

first_imgSeoul: North Korea launched “multiple unidentified projectiles” on Wednesday, Seoul said, days after firing two ballistic missiles as a warning to the South over planned joint military drills with the United States. A “number of projectiles” were fired from the Wonsan area on the east coast at dawn, said an official with South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. “We can’t say at this point how far they flew and are analysing them while preparing for additional possible launches,” the official told AFP. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThere was no immediate statement from the nuclear-armed North on the launch, which came six days after leader Kim Jong Un personally supervised the firing of two missiles despite a meeting with US President Donald Trump last month. Pyongyang and Washington are engaged in a long-running diplomatic process over the North’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes that has seen three high-profile meetings between their leaders in the space of a year. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsThe North has defied years of isolation and sanctions to develop its arsenal and has not given up any of its weapons, while proving itself adept at dragging out negotiations. Kim and Trump agreed to resume nuclear talks during their impromptu June encounter in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula, but that working-level dialogue has yet to begin. Pyongyang has warned the talks could be derailed by Washington and Seoul’s refusal to scrap the annual manoeuvres between their forces. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not address the launch but said talks would “start before too long,” without giving details.last_img read more

Unnao rape victims 2nd aunt cremated

first_imgBarabanki (UP): The body of the Unnao rape survivor’s aunt, who was killed in an accident in Rae Bareli district, was consigned to flames in her village, about 70 kilometres from here on Thursday.Her mortal remains were brought to the village in the Subeha area here from Lucknow amid tight security. The last rites were performed by her son in the presence of her two daughters. The woman was a widow. As soon as the body arrived, the family members broke down and started crying inconsolably. Some of them cursed jailed BJP lawmaker Kuldeep Singh Sengar, holding him responsible for the woman’s death. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’With tears streaming down her eyes, one of the woman’s daughters told mediapersons that “the accident, in which my mother was killed, was orchestrated by the MLA (Sengar)”. “It is nothing but a well-planned murder,” she alleged. The daughter said her mother was staying with the rape victim for the last nine months and pursued the case in the court. “Though the loss of my mother could not be compensated, a job to my brother will ensure that the family earn a livelihood,” she said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KShe said “our only demand to Modi ji and Yogi ji” is that the family is adequately compensation. The rape victim’s another aunt, who was also killed in the truck-car collision in Rae Bareli on Sunday, was cremated on the banks of the Ganges in Unnao on Wednesday amid tight security arrangements. The rape victim’s uncle, who was granted a short-term bail to attend the last rites of his wife, was brought to the Ganga ghat from the Rae Bareli district jail to attend the ritual. A speeding truck had hit the car in which the Unnao rape victim was travelling in Rae Bareli, killing her two aunts and leaving her and a lawyer critically injured. The CBI has taken up the investigation into the incident after the family members alleged “conspiracy” behind it. The central investigating agency booked 10 people in the case, including Sengar who is already in jail, charged with the rape of the Unnao woman when she was a minor in 2017.last_img read more

A unique fashion show

first_imgA fashion show on hospitality industry was organised on August 9, 2019, at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida. In the show, models showcased different hospitality industry related dresses to be used by hotels. The categories were chef uniforms, receptionist, house keeping, security, to name a few. The highlight of the show was uniform of stewards and bar tenders. The event was held as part of second edition of IHE’19, in which master chefs from across the world are hosting culinary classes. The 4-day expo has received phenomenal response from the audience so far and is expected to attract more visitors on the last day.last_img read more

Four criminals nabbed after two separate encounters

first_imgGreater Noida: Four criminals were arrested by Gautam Buddh Nagar police in two separate gunfights from Dadri area of Greater Noida on Wednesday and Thursday night. Cops said that these accused were wanted in an armed robbery at a garment showroom in Dadri area, earlier in the week.According to police, the arrested accused were identified as Rajeev Sharma, Rahul Kashyap, Gaurav, all natives of Bulandshahr district and Lokesh alias Rocky of Dankaur area in Greater Noida. “All the accused were wanted in two sensational robbery incidents which occurred Dadri area. A reward of Rs 25, 000 each on their head was also declared on these criminals,” said police officials. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderKumar Ranvijay Singh, Superintendent of Police (rural), Gautam Buddh Nagar said that two criminals were arrested after an gun battle on Wednesday night while the other two criminals were arrested on Thursday night. “Acting on a tip-off about the movement of criminals, police intercepted these four accused travelling on two motorcycles near Shefali school in dadri area on Wednesday night. The criminals opened fire on police party and tried to flee. However, police had to retaliate and two criminals, identified as Rajiv and Rahul, were nabbed by police after a gunfight. The other two criminals managed to flee the spot, however, police interrogated the arrested accused who told us about the whereabouts of their accomplices. Later on Thursday night, police successfully nabbed Lokesh and Gaurav from near Bisahda flyover after a brief exchange of fire,” said Singh. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe officer further said that these criminals were wanted in two sensational robbery incident other than several cases of heinous crimes. “All these four criminals holds a long criminal history. The accused had shot at man and robbed him with his laptop and cash in Dadri area earlier in the months of April. Later the gang had also committed robbery at Cobb garments showroom in Dadri area on August 1,” added Singh. Police have recovered Rs 19,000 cash, three illegal country made pistols along with few cases of lives ammunition and two two-wheelers from the possession of the accused persons.last_img read more

Simon Pegg JK Simmons to star in My Only Sunshine

first_imgLos Angeles: Oscar winner JK Simmons and actor Simon Pegg will topline the indie movie “My Only Sunshine”. The movie, being touted as a “comedy/heist thriller”, will be directed by Mark Palansky from a script by JT Petty and K Reed Petty, reported Deadline. The story follows a passionately dysfunctional couple who orchestrate a bank robbery as an unconventional act of bloodthirsty marriage counselling. They try to make peace with the shocking mystery of their relationship throughout the violent hostage situation, discovered by a cop hostage negotiator who previously investigated a past related crime. The project is backed by Circle of Confusion and Patriot Pictures. Matt Smith, Lawrence Mattis and Michael Mendelsohn will produce, while Petty, Natalie Perrotta and Jim Steele will be serving as executive producers. “My Only Sunshine” will start production later this year.last_img read more