TMC files complaint against BJP for using Khali in poll campaign

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress has written to the Election Commission of India (ECI), protesting against BJP for engaging wrestler the Great Khali during an election campaign in favour of Anupam Hazra, who is contesting from the Jadavpur Lok Sabha seat on the saffron party’s ticket.A complaint lodged with the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) raised questions on how a foreign national can take part election campaign for Hazra. The complaint also alleged that BJP is trying to influence the electors by using Khali, who is a national of the United States of America. The wrestler campaigned for Hazra on April 26. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”He (Khali) holds a US citizenship. Therefore, a foreigner shouldn’t be allowed to influence the minds of Indian electors,” reads the complaint. The complaint also says; “Dalip Singh Rana, who is known by the name the Great Khali, was seen campaigning for Anupam Hazra, the BJP candidate from Jadavpur. He was seen campaigning from an open top jeep on the streets of Jadavpur. Rana is not an Indian citizen and holds citizenship under the United States of America. BJP is using Rana’s celebrity status to misguide Indian voters.” Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIt is also mentioned in the complaint that Khali gave an interview saying that he would be present for Hazra whenever he would be called in. “I have specially come from America to support my younger brother. He is filing his nomination papers. I want to request everyone to cast their votes for him. Do not waste your votes. Anupam is a learned man and he knows your troubles and will be able to serve you better than anyone else,” Khali was quoted in the complaint. During his campaign, Hazra said that Khali is a popular global youth icon and many of his supporters had requested him to do something exceptional. Hence, he thought it was a unique platform to bring in the popular wrestler. The letter alleged that BJP is desperate to win the elections by any means possible. In this case, utilising the help of a non-citizen who has no information about the intricacies of Indian politics or what may be the best option for the Indian electors. Trinamool urged the Election Commission to take action against the BJP candidate in this regard. Additional CEO Sanjay Basu said that they have received the complaint and an inquiry is being conducted into the incident. “We will comment on the issue after we receive a report in this regard,” he added.last_img read more

SC collegium recommends Justice V Ramasubramanian as CJ of Himachal HC

first_imgChennai: Justice V Ramasubramanian, the senior-most judge of the Madras High Court, has been elevated as the Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court, according to a resolution passed by the Supreme Court collegium. The collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, passed the resolution on May 10. In its resolution, the Supreme Court collegium said, “The office of the Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court would be falling vacant, very shortly consequent upon elevation of Justice Surya Kant, Chief Justice of that High Court, to the Supreme Court, in terms of a recommendation made by the collegium on May 8.” Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework Therefore, appointment to that office is required to be made, the SC said. Justice V Ramasubramanian, the senior-most Judge from Madras High Court, is functioning on transfer in Telangana High Court. Having regard to all relevant factors, the collegium is of the considered view that Justice V Ramasubramanian is suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court, it said. While making the above recommendation, the collegium has also taken into consideration the fact that at present there is only one Chief Justice from the Madras High Court.last_img read more

Moroccan Markets to Meet Citizens Ramadan Demands Minister

Rabat – The holy month of Ramadan is just around the corner, and the Moroccan government has started preparing its markets to meet the demands of citizens during the holy month.During a meeting of the Interministerial Commission on Monday, Minister in Charge of General Affairs and Governance Lahcen Daoudi said that Moroccan markets will be supplied with all the necessary products, which will be made available at reasonable prices during the holy month of Ramadan. Daoudi said that the meeting served as an opportunity to evaluate the state of supply in the country, including fruits, vegetables, and cereals to last throughout the month. Daoudi also emphasized the importance of strict monitoring to avoid manipulations, which prevent fair competition in accordance with Law 31-08 enacting consumer protection measures.In March, Moroccan astronomer Hicham El Issaoui predicted that Morocco will observe the holy month of Ramadan beginning May 17, 2018.El Issaoui, who graduated from Dar El-Hadith El-Hassania for Higher Islamic Studies in Rabat, has predicted that Ramadan will begin in Morocco on Thursday, May 17, 2018.In addition to El Issaoui’s Ramadan prediction, some other Middle Eastern sources predict that Ramadan will start on Tuesday, May 15. However, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs will not confirm the official start day until astronomers first observe the crescent moon in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.Ramadan lasts from 29 to 30 days depending on the observance of the crescent moon and on relevant astronomical calculations.Next month, Muslims around the world will take part in rituals, including fasting and nightly prayers.  The Ramadan break-fast, known as ftoor, also serves as a special celebration for families to gather together and share a meal after a whole day of fasting. read more

Work of Nobel Prizewinning climate change panel hailed by UN official

“Key IPCC messages have now been widely publicized with the support of many nations and of the United Nations, and serve as the basis for an international mobilization in the domain of climate change,” said Hong Yan, Deputy Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).Addressing an IPCC meeting which began today in Budapest, Hungary, Hong Yan noted in particular the panel’s latest research on the impacts of climate change on water, which he said reinforced the need for countries – especially in the developing world – to strengthen the monitoring and observational capacities of their National Meteorological and Hydrological Services. He said the work on climate change and water covers a number of WMO’s concerns, such as the link between global warming and large-scale changes in the hydrological cycle, including changing precipitation patterns, the melting of continental ice and changes in the frequency and intensity of droughts. “All these aspects of the climate system are central to WMO’s expertise and these results highlight the need to further support research and observations,” he stated.Established in 1988 by WMO and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the IPCC and its more than 2,000 scientists and experts have grappled with science and economics of climate change and its likely impacts. It was recognized for its groundbreaking work in 2007 when it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, along with former United States Vice-President and climate change activist Al Gore.WMO has been supporting the Panel’s work in a variety of ways, including as the principal provider of the scientific and technical information that underpins IPCC assessments.Mr. Hong Yan stressed the commitment of WMO to assisting the Panel in its work and in facilitating the increasing involvement of scientists from both developed and developing countries to meet the challenges of global climate change – one of the “defining challenges of the 21st century.” 9 April 2008The head of the lead United Nations agency on weather, climate and water has lauded the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), whose Nobel Prize-winning efforts have helped the world better understand the impact of global warming on the planet. read more

Foreign exchange rates

These are indicative wholesale rates for foreign currency provided by the Bank of Canada on Thursday. Quotations in Canadian funds.Australia dollar 0.9931Brazil real 0.3982China renminbi 0.1902Euro 1.4887Hong Kong dollar 0.160186India rupee 0.01961Indonesia rupiah 0.0000940Japan yen 0.01138Malaysia ringgit 0.2935Mexico peso 0.07039N.Z. dollar 0.8977Norway krone 0.1610Peruvian new sol 0.3868Russia rouble 0.02157Saudi riyal 0.3343Singapore dollar 0.9233South Africa rand 0.09629South Korean won 0.001115Sweden krona 0.1573Switzerland franc 1.3023Taiwanese dollar 0.04159Thailand baht 0.03776Turkey lira 0.3625U.K. pound 1.6161U.S. dollar 1.2536Vietnam dong 0.000055 read more

Top UN rights official appeals to Australians on behalf of possible asylum

For its part, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees reiterated its offer to help find a solution for the impasse and said that Australia was best positioned to take the lead in resolving the problem, a UN spokesman said.Meanwhile earlier today, Australian Prime Minister John Howard called Secretary-General Kofi Annan regarding the ship problem.Late yesterday the UN received a letter sent from the Taliban authorities in Afghanistan to the Secretary-General regarding the matter, according to the spokesman. read more

Fantastic Korea too strong for Dutch girls

South Korea showed fantastic performance against Netherlands 29:26 (17:11) in the first match of Group A – Round 2. Asian champion had a bad start (0:3), but early time out of their coach make the fantastic effect which turnover the match until the half-time – 17:11. Outstanding performance has been seen from fantastic playmaker Gwon Han Na, who scored 6 goals and had a key role in every offensive action of her team. The biggest advantage was 26:17 in 48th minute, when Korean girls began to save energy for the upcoming matches, what Dutch girls used to make final score a less dramatic…STATISTICS handball serbiaKorean handballserbia 2013south koreawwch 2013 serbia ← Previous Story WWCH 2013 DAY 3: Korea VS Netherlands – “Sunday’s derby” Next Story → New victories for Serbia and Montenegro! read more

Radon testing longer notice periods and Statewide rent pressure zone TDs table

first_img Short URL Image: Shutterstock/David Soanes Thursday 11 Apr 2019, 7:15 AM Share6 Tweet Email3 By Christina Finn 32 Comments 9,589 Views Apr 11th 2019, 7:16 AM Image: Shutterstock/David Soanes TDS HAVE TABLED a number of amendments to the new legislation which aims to overhaul the rental sector and give more rights to tenants.The Residential Tenancies Act has been a long time coming, with Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy promising that it will fundamentally change the rental market in Ireland.It aims to do this by giving the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) the powers to carry out investigations and impose sanctions on landlords, as well as setting the rules for rent pressure zones (with additional zones added just recently).The government also wants to increase the notice periods for tenants, as well as laying down new rules for short-term lets, such as AirBnb.The proposed new law is to be discussed and scrutinised in committee today, with a number of opposition TDs putting down their own amendments to the legislation. Radon testingThe Green Party has called for landlords to carry out radon testing at their properties every three months, with the results to be given tenants living in the property. The party’s leader Eamon Ryan also wants the landlord to have to take remedial action in cases of dangerous concentrations of radon. In addition, TDs from Solidarity-People Before Profit are unhappy with the government’s proposals in relation to the notice period for termination of a tenancy. The government wants it set at 28 days for tenancies up to six months.However, an amendment to the legislation tabled by TDs such as Richard Boyd Barrett and Bríd Smith, calls for the notice period to be set at 28 days for someone living in a property up to three months. Anyone living in a property for up to six months should have at least 60 days notice to vacate the property.Fianna Fáil’s Darragh O’Brien is calling for a National Rent Transparency Register to be established within six months of the enactment of the new laws, while Labour’s Jan O’Sullivan wants to see a Rent Pressure Zone to be established State-wide for a period of three years.Sinn Féin’s Housing spokesperson, Eoin Ó Broin told that the legislation and many of the amendments from both government and opposition provide an important opportunity to strengthen tenants’ rights, including students in purpose-built student accommodation. He said his party wants students to have the protection of both Residential Tenancies Act and the Residential Tenancies Board, as well as wanting tenants to have longer periods when a notice to quit is served.“In addition we have tabled amendments to remove sale of property and use of a family member as reasons for issuing a notice to quit. We also want to remove the exemption from rent rules for new properties onto the market and increase the notice period for tenants who have been in place for less than six months,” he said. He said today “could be a good day for tenants and the rental sector. The Committee must carefully scrutinise what are, in many cases, very technical amendments, and then made the right decisions”.In relation to the laws to regulate short-term lets, a number of TDs have voiced concerns that the legislation might not be ready in time for summer.The much-anticipated regulations are due to come into force in June in areas with high housing demand.  Radon testing, longer notice periods and Statewide rent pressure zone: TDs table changes to new rent laws The government also wants to increase the notice periods for tenants, as well as laying down new rules for short-term lets, such as AirBnb. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Young Greek of the Week

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram NameTanya Gaudet, 10.Your greatest achievementWhen I won the Year 4 Academic Excellence Award.How did you get to where you are now By listening to my teacher, being loyal and confident.Your greatest challengeWhen I first attempted to rollerblade.Goal for the futureTo become a teacher.Best moment of your lifeI was junior bridesmaid at my cousin’s wedding.One word that describes you the best Happy go-lucky.Persons you most admire and why My mum, my aunty and my friend Jana because they’re all loving to me and care for me.Best thing about being Greek-AustralianBeing proud of my ancestral heritage.If I could say anything to the Greek community…I would say to be proud of who you are, where you come from and stand up for your beliefs.Funniest Greek family momentThe funniest Greek moment was at Christmas. We were at my grandparents house when my aunty slipped and broke a chair.Favourite place to go or hang out at I would have to say the shopping centre and the beach.Song that I can’t get out of my head at the momentDon’t trust me-3OH!3.Favourite Greek foodTiropita.I can’t live without…My family and friends.If I was Kevin Rudd for a day I would… Ban TV commercials because they interrupt our favourite shows while we are watching them.If you are would like to be featured in this section or know someone under 30 who should be, please send an email to: read more

A Greekstyle amphitheatre to be built at the Victoria Gardens

first_imgMelbourne is about to get a new open air amphitheatre, inspired by Ancient Greece and designed by one of the most important architects in the world, Rem Koolhaas. The downside is that this will be a temporary structure; to last from October 2017 to February 2018.It’s all part of the MPavilion project, an initiative of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, which commissions an outstanding architect annually to design a temporary pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens in the centre of Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precinct. Each MPavilion is host to a free, four-month-long program of talks, workshops, performances, and installations. A hub for creative individuals and organisations in Melbourne, the MPavilion spotlights the city as the creative and design capital of Australia, fostering discussion and debate about the role that design, architecture and culture have in creating a city that is liveable, creative and equitable. It is no wonder then that the foundation chose Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of Netherlands-based practice OMA for the 2017 MPavilion. An international practice operating within the traditional boundaries of architecture and urbanism, OMA was founded in 1975 by Koolhaas along with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp.Taking its cues from the ancient ampitheatre, MPavilion 2017 will blur the lines between inside and outside in a skilful yet empathetic manipulation of the surrounding landscape. “MPavilion 2017 is a public venue on an intimate scale,” reads the architect statement. “MPavilion intends to draw the community in and act as a cultural laboratory. OMA has designed a temporary structure that, along with providing space for performances, entertainment and events, can also perform itself. “MPavilion’s ground plan is shaped by two grandstands – one fixed, the other movable. Together they determine the setup of the performance space. The larger static grandstand is excavated from the surrounding landscape and embedded in twelve different species of indigenous plants, giving a sense of the Australian setting. “The smaller grandstand can rotate, allowing it to shift functions from seating to stage, blurring the distinction between performer and audience. As one complete structure, the sum of its parts, the pavilion becomes a modern-day amphitheatre, one that mixes the spectator and the spectacle”.OMA’s MPavilion design seeks not only to employ the qualities of the amphitheatre, but to build on them and bring to life a flexible space that can function as a stage, tribune or even playground: “The main infrastructure of the pavilion, adorned with lighting and hanging points, is within the floating roof, a two-metre-high mechanical grid structure made of aluminium-clad steel. “The mechanical functions of the canopy can be activated to suit the type of event taking place; it is an open-air venue for performances, entertainment and sports. Existing of both static and dynamic elements, the pavilion allows for many configurations and can generate unexpected programming, echoing the ideals of the typology of the amphitheatre. “With the city as a backdrop, the pavilion provokes discussion on Melbourne, its development and its surroundings.”Construction is due to commence in August. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Lopetegui confident of Bales return for Real Madrid

first_imgReal Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui is hopeful that Gareth Bale will be available for Saturday’s game with Levante in La LigaThe 29-year-old winger was forced to withdraw from the Wales squad over the international break after sustaining a groin injury in Real’s 1-0 defeat to Deportivo Alaves last time out.But Bale has since returned to full training with Los Blancos and Lopetegui is feeling “optimistic” about the Welshman’s chances of making the squad for this weekend.“Some players have had the chance to take the time out and get back from injuries. In the short time we’ve seen the players we think we have more players back than we had before,” Lopetegui told reporters on the club website.“We have to see what happens in training about [the game]. We’re optimistic, we’ll have to wait to see to make decisions. [With] Bale we’ll wait and see what happens in training, we’re optimistic.“Gareth’s been very responsible about his injury, he hasn’t played with the international team when he could have tried to, it’s good to see he has that responsibility and we have a good chance to get him fit.”The former Spain boss is pleased to see Isco available once more after recovering from an appendicitis problem.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“He’s a very important player, no doubt about that, like many of them, he’s had appendicitis, it’s difficult to control,” added Lopetegui.“He’s obviously someone that will come in to play and help us out in the near future.“We always want to have as many players as possible available. Of course, we’re happy to have Isco available to select for Saturday if necessary.”Although full-back Dani Carvajal will remain on the sidelines for Saturday.😎 Cool as a cucumber.@GarethBale11 | #RMCity— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) October 18, 2018last_img read more

Search underway for woman in Pompano Beach bank robbery

first_imgPOMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) — The FBI is hoping the public will help them locate a woman who, they said, robbed a bank in Pompano Beach, Wednesday afternoon.Surveillance cameras captured images of the subject, seen wearing a hat, entering the SunTrust branch near East Atlantic Boulevard and Northeast 15th Avenue, at around 1:45 p.m.Investigators said she demanded money from an employee and left with an undisclosed sum of cash. No one was injured.If you have any information on her whereabouts, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Welch Withdraws Nomination To Marijuana Regulatory Board

first_imgHe says the cause cited was a change in direction of leadership of the agency. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The man nominated by Gov. Bill Walker to fill the public safety seat on Alaska’s marijuana regulatory board has withdrawn from consideration after losing his law enforcement job. Welch was chosen to replace Peter Mlynarik, (MLYN’-arh-ik), who quit after the U.S. Department of Justice shifted its policy on marijuana enforcement. Mlynarik said the department’s decision removed the underpinning on which Alaska’s industry is based. Travis Welch’s withdrawal from consideration was announced Monday.center_img Messages left with Welch and the borough weren’t immediately returned. Bob Griffiths, executive director of the Alaska Police Standards Council, says he was notified Thursday by the North Slope Borough that Welch had been dismissed as borough police chief.last_img read more

Husband girlfriend sentenced to death for killing wife

first_imgA Dhaka court on Tuesday awarded death penalty to a man and his girlfriend for killing his wife and slicing the body into pieces in 2012, reports UNB.The condemned convicts are Mukul Hossain and his girlfriend Lovely Akhter Nilufa.Dhaka district and session’s judges court judge SM Kuddus Jaman passed the order.Mukul was present on the dock when the verdict was pronounced, but Nilufa has been on the run.According to the prosecution, Mukul with the help of his accomplice strangulated his wife Shamima Akhter Happy to death on 7 January 2012 following his extramarital affairs with Nilufa.Later, Mukul sliced the body into three pieces and dumped those in Keraniganj.last_img read more

Cardinals Host Butler in an Exhibition Match on Saturday Night

first_imgStory Links 2019 SOCCER SEASON TICKETS ON SALE NOWSeason tickets for the 2019 University of Louisville soccer season are on sale now. Reserved chairback tickets are priced at $106 for adults, $85 for faculty/staff, and $85 per ticket for families of four or more. General admission/berm seating is priced at $53 for adults and families of four or more $40 per ticket. Season tickets packages include all UofL men’s and women’s soccer regular season matches at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium. For more information on Louisville soccer season tickets, visit, call 502-GO-CARDS, or email Print Friendly Version Louisville also returns starting keeper Gabby Kouzelos and defenders Niamh Nelson, Arianna Ferraro, and Sarah Hernandez.  The Cardinal defense held opponents to 1.05 goals and 6.6 shots per game during the 2018 season.  Louisville finished the year with seven shutouts, including five ACC opponents.  Kouzelos registered 38 saves for the Cardinals and holds a goals against average of 1.06.Butler returns 21 players from the 2018 roster, a team that went 13-6-1 last season.  The Bulldogs return 13 players on the offensive side.  Team leading scorer and 2018 BIG-EAST Freshman of the Year Anja Savich will headline the offensive charge. BIG-EAST All-Freshman Team selection Morgan Kloosterman also adds a year’s worth of experience to the talented group.  Anchoring the Bulldog defense is 2018 first-team All-BIG EAST player Annika Schmidt and two-time BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week Julia Leonard.The 2019 regular season home schedule kicks off for the Cardinals on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 7:30 p.m., ET at Lynn Stadium against Morehead State in the first of seven consecutive home matches to begin the season.For the latest on Louisville women’s soccer, visit, or follow the team’s social media accounts on Twitter @ULWomensSoccer, Facebook /ULwomenssoccer and Instagram @ULWomensSoccer.center_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville women’s soccer team will host Butler University in an exhibition match on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Lynn Stadium.  The Cardinals will use the match as a final tune-up before the 2019 season kicks off at Ohio State on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 7:00 p.m. Last season the Cardinals finished tied for fifth in the ACC with a record of 6-4, and made their fifth NCAA Championship appearance with an overall record of 12-7-0.   The Cardinals return 10 starters and 20 letterwinners from last season.  All five leading scorers return for the Cards – Brooklynn Rivers, Maisie Whitsett, Emina Ekic, Allison Whitfield, and Delaney Snyder. last_img read more

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Pay Package Rose 5 in 2017 to 244

first_img Popular on Variety Reed Hastings’ base salary as chairman and CEO of Netflix actually declined in 2017 — but his overall compensation increased 5%, to $24.4 million, the company disclosed in a proxy filing Monday.Hastings, 57, took home $850,000 in salary (down from $900,000 in 2016) and $23.5 million in stock-option awards reflecting the grant-date value during fiscal 2017 (versus $22.3 million a year prior). As of April 9, Hastings owned 10.76 million Netflix shares, which are currently worth about $3.5 billion.Per Netflix’s filing, Hastings owns two aircraft which are leased to Netflix by him under time-sharing agreements for business-related travel. In 2017, Netflix reimbursed him $759,164 under the time-sharing agreements.Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, had a compensation package worth $22.4 million last year, up 18.6% from 2016. His 2017 comp included a $9 million bonus, $12.4 million in stock option awards and a base salary of $1 million. Among other senior execs, chief product officer Greg Peters also got a pay hike of 15%, with a comp package worth $9.2 million last year. In 2017, that included a $2.76 million bonus, $3.73 million in stock options, and $1.75 million in living allowances and taxes related to Peters’ previous international role for which he was stationed in Japan. Peters assumed the chief product officer job in July 2017, taking over for longtime Netflix exec Neil Hunt.Meanwhile, CFO David Wells’ total pay package declined 15% in 2017, to $5.2 million, due to lower compensation for international living expenses and taxes. In 2017, Wells received a $2.5 million base salary, $2.1 million in options, and $545,541 in comp for expatriate assignments; in 2016, Netflix had paid Wells $1.5 million for intentional expenses and taxes.Separately Monday, Netflix announced plans to issue $1.5 billion in new debt financing, its fifth major round of debt funding in a little over three years.center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

GTA urges CM to allow only Hill students in govt nursing schools

first_imgDarjeeling: Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) chairman Anit Thapa, in a letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, has requested the state government that only Hill students be admitted in the two government nursing schools in the GTA area.The letter comes in wake of the online admission system in the government-run nursing training centres of the state. As there is no reservation for students from the GTA area in the online system, many have failed to secure a berth. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe letter states that this year many Hill students have been left out of the GNM admission list owing to the online system, because of which the nursing school seats of the two nursing schools (Darjeeling and Kalimpong) have been filled up with students from outside the GTA area. “This year there are no separate seats for Kalimpong and Darjeeling training centres as candidates from all over Bengal have filled up the seats of the Hill centres. I would be grateful if you can please allow only Hill candidates admission to these nursing schools of the GTA region,” stated the letter. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe Health and Family Welfare department of the GTA is preparing a merit list for the GTA region so that admission to these two nursing schools can be done exclusively for students from the GTA region, stated the letter to the Chief Minister. “I would be grateful if the government of Bengal accepts this proposal from GTA,” reads the letter from Anit Thapa. The General Nursing Training Schools (government) include one attached to the Kalimpong Sub-Divisional Hospital and another attached to the Darjeeling District Hospital in the GTA area. The Kalimpong centre has 40 seats, while the Darjeeling one has 50. The total number of seats in the state stands at 2,405 (2,300 for female and 105 for mail trainees) in the 39 government centres.last_img read more