Shillong night curfew lifted after 80 days

first_imgThe East Khasi Hills district administration on Monday lifted night curfew from Meghalaya capital Shillong in view of improvement in the law and order situation.The curfew was imposed 80 days ago on June 1, a day after a quarrel over the parking of a bus in Punjabi Lane or Harijan Colony snowballed into a communal stand-off between the Dalit Sikhs of the area and local tribal people.“The night curfew has been completely lifted. We wanted to continue the night curfew till August 15, but waited for clearance from the police before issuing an official notification today (Monday),” East Khasi Hills deputy commissioner P.S. Dkhar told The Hindu.Harijan Colony and 13 surrounding localities had been under total curfew since June 1. The daytime curfew in these localities was gradually reduced before being lifted a month later. Senior police officers in Shillong, however, said security personnel will continue to guard vulnerable areas. This follows intelligence inputs that miscreants might target Harijan Colony, a prime area in the heart of the city, again.Developers and local politicians have allegedly been eyeing the colony to set up a shopping complex. There have been attempts to evict the Dalit Sikhs who the British had brought from Punjab as sanitation workers in the 1850s.last_img read more

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Aussie PM Abbott to meet Tendulkar, sports pact to be inked

first_imgThe Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will be meeting iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar tomorrow in Mumbai, from where he will be starting his two-day State visit to India.Abbott will be meeting the legendary cricketer along with Aussie cricketing greats Adam Gilchrist and Brett Lee, reflecting the strong cricket connections India and Australia share, Joint Secretary (South) in External Affairs Ministry Sanjay Bhattacharyya said.The Aussie Premier will be touching down in India’s commercial capital in the afternoon and then plans to drop in at the prestigious Cricket Club of India (CCI) where he will have an interaction with the cricket stars.Abbott is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of sports. However the details of the MoU has not been revealed so far.With the ICC World Cup scheduled to be held in Australia and New Zealand in February-March, next year, the government in Australia is trying their best to promote the country from the perspective of travel and tourism.Since the marquee event (World Cup) will be held in Australia, home of greatest ever batsman Sir Donald Bradman, the Aussie government in collaboration with the Don Bradman Foundation also wants to organize the ‘Don Bradman Memorabilia’ exhibition in India in 2015.The exhibits would include the first bat used in a Test match by Sir Don, including some of the cricket gears used by him.India is exploring a possibility to have an exhibition in India next year, Bhattacharyya said.Kolkata’s Victoria Memorial is one of the venues, in line to host ‘Bradman Memorabilia’ exhibition.advertisementlast_img read more

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Ginger Moxey appointed Bahamas and Caribbean Representative for Sister Cities International

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 2, 2017 – Nassau – Sister Cities International’s Board of Directors approved Ms. Ginger Moxey, President & CEO of Immerse Bahamas, to be the Country Representative for the Bahamas and Regional Representative for the Caribbean during the 61st Annual Conference in Virginia Beach on July 14th. “In her new role, she serves as an integral part of Sister Cities International’s diplomatic and partnership outreach and will help promote the mission of sister cities: to promote peace through mutual respect, cooperation, and understanding—one individual, one community at a time,” stated Chairman Tim Quigley.Country and Regional Representatives are highly distinguished leaders of Sister Cities International who help connect the organization with communities abroad. Ms. Moxey is highly suited to take on the role of Caribbean Representative due to her vast national and international network and previous work developing sister city partnerships in the Bahamas.“The opportunities and benefits of Sister Cities International need to be fully explored throughout the Caribbean. There are many worthwhile initiatives that can be executed to bring about sustained development,” said Ms. Moxey. These initiatives will cover a broad range of topics that fall under four categories: youth and education; arts and culture; business and trade; and community development. Ms. Moxey hopes to establish an annual regional conference in 2018 that will specifically cater to reinvigorating existing sister city relationships between Caribbean and U.S. cities. Sister Cities International looks forward to working with Ms. Moxey in her new role and is confident that her experience and network will be beneficial to all partnerships in the Caribbean.Cities in the Caribbean region interested in developing or renewing a sister city relationship can contact Ms. Moxey atgmoxey@immersebahamas.com.Pictured from Left to Right: Tim Quigley, Chairman, Sister Cities International; Ginger M. Moxey, President & CEO, Immerse Bahamas Co. Ltd.; Mary Kane, President & CEO, Sister Cities International; and Ron Nirenberg, Vice Chairman, Sister Cities International at the 61st Annual Sister Cities International Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia.Release: sistercities.org Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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Tesla Model 3 finally gets Qi wireless charging

first_img More From Roadshow Tesla Model 3 barrels through the snow in Track Mode 1 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 50 Photos If you’re a Model 3 owner who’s been lamenting the sad state of charging in your car, having to go through the positively draconian process of plugging your car in to juice it up while driving, we have good news for you: Tesla has finally released a wireless upgrade for the Model 3. As noted over at Engadget and Electrek, the new component recently appeared on Tesla’s site. Interestingly, this isn’t the first wireless charger from Tesla. The company also sells a standalone Qi-enabled pad and power pack — but that one isn’t designed to integrate into its cars.  This new one is. It’s a $125 accessory that slots in the center console of the Model 3 and can charge two Qi-enabled phones, such as the new iPhone XR or the Galaxy S10, at the same time. The price tag makes it roughly two times as expensive as some third-party wireless charging pads that have hit the market since the Model 3’s release. This one on Amazon can also charge two phones at once:Bordan Model 3 wireless chargerThere’s still no word on when or if you’ll actually be able to wirelessly charge your Tesla itself, so for now you’re going to have to stick with the aftermarket.  Share your voice Tags Comment 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Tesla Auto Tech Electric Carslast_img read more

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PM reaches London

first_imgBangladesh high commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem receives prime minister Sheikh Hasina at the the Heathrow International Airport in London on Wednesday. Photo: PIDPrime minister Sheikh Hasina reached the British capital London tonight on an official visit to the United Kingdom (UK).A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage members landed at the Heathrow International Airport in London at 3:45pm local time.Bangladesh high commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem received the prime minister at the airport.The premier left Dhaka for London at 9.15am local time.PM’s private industry and investment advisor Salman F Rahman is accompanying the prime minister during her visit to the UK.Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen reached in London yesterday.last_img read more

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