Dan Cohen AUTHOR Voters in the town of Harvard, Mass., last week turned down a proposal by MassDevelopment to rezone a portion of Devens to lure a biotech company to the site 35 miles west of downtown Boston.Zoning changes at the former Fort Devens require approval from Harvard and the installation’s other two host communities, Ayer and Shirley. Only Harvard voters rejected the state development agency’s proposal to rezone a residential area on the western side of Devens to allow industrial and commercial uses.Harvard residents were concerned about the potential for a factory to create noise problems after a nearby manufacturing facility built by Evergreen Solar prompted similar complaints, reported the Boston Globe. Evergreen Solar went bankrupt and suspended operations in 2011; its factory is being used by another firm.The reuse project is the home of a manufacturing plant operated by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., and MassDevelopment had hoped to bring a second biotech factory to Devens. Harvard’s rejection of its proposed rezoning represents a missed opportunity that would have brought $500 million to $1 billion in investment to central Massachusetts, according to the development agency.“There are very few sites of this scale, zoned and ready for development in the commonwealth,” said Marty Jones, MassDevelopment’s chief executive.Despite the setback, MassDevelopment and Harvard said they are hopeful of reaching agreement on a new zoning plan allowing for commercial development in that part of Devens.
GunturRs 1.10 croreNA Nellore Rs 0.45 croreRs 20.50 lakh Krishna Rs 0.90 croreRs 30.74 lakh Rest of RestRs 0.90 croreNA VizagRs 1.35 croreRs 50.44 lakh AP/TSRs 11.70 croreNA G WestRs 0.80 croreNA AreaRightsEarnings CeededRs 2.10 croreNA SitaTwitterDirector Teja’s movie Sita starring Kajal Aggarwal and Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas has opened to an average response and struggled to cross Rs 10 crore gross mark at the worldwide box office in the first weekend.Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas, who is the son of producer Ballamkonda Suresh, had made his acting debut with Alludu Sreenu in 2014 and starred in five big-ticket movies in the next five years. But all of them have either bombed or turned average grossers at the worldwide box office.The actor teamed up with ace director Teja, who has given big breaks to several young actors, for the movie Sita. It was one of the most awaited movies of this year. The promos had generated a lot of curiosity about the film and many in the film industry hoped that it would be a big break for Sreenivas.Despite having good hype, the movie opened to average response on Friday. Sita collected approximately Rs 3.20 crore gross at the worldwide box office on the first day. The movie failed to beat the records of Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas’ previous big openers like Jaya Janaki Nayaka (Rs 6.40 crore gross) and Saakshyam (Rs 6.20 crore gross).The movie has received mixed responses from the critics and audience which apparently affected its business. Sita is estimated to have collected around Rs 7 crore gross at the worldwide box office in the first weekend. The film has garnered Rs 3.30 crore for its distributors in three days.Made on a small budget, Sita has fetched Rs 14.70 crore for its producers from the sale of its worldwide theatrical rights. The movie has recovered just 22.44 percent of its distributors’ investment in three days. Considering its opening weekend collection, the movie will have a tough time breaking even.AreaAreaRightsRightsEarningsEarningsAreaNizamRightsRs 4.00 croreEarningsNAAreaCeededRightsRs 2.10 croreEarningsNAAreaVizagRightsRs 1.35 croreEarningsRs 50.44 lakhAreaG East RightsRs 1.00 croreEarningsRs 25.27 lakhAreaG WestRightsRs 0.80 croreEarningsNAAreaKrishna RightsRs 0.90 croreEarningsRs 30.74 lakhAreaGunturRightsRs 1.10 croreEarningsNAAreaNellore RightsRs 0.45 croreEarningsRs 20.50 lakhAreaAP/TSRightsRs 11.70 croreEarningsNAAreaRest of RestRightsRs 0.90 croreEarningsNAAreaOverseasRightsRs 2.10 croreEarningsNAAreaGlobal TotalRightsRs 14.70 croreEarningsNA G East Rs 1.00 croreRs 25.27 lakh OverseasRs 2.10 croreNA NizamRs 4.00 croreNA Global TotalRs 14.70 croreNA
A 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.