Mumbai: Launching the ‘Shiv Sampark Abhiyan’ from Aurangabad, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday announced a campaign called ‘mee karjamukt honar (I will be debt-free)’ for farmers across Maharashtra. Mr. Thackeray’s visit to inspect the party’s organisational condition in the Marathwada region of the State has raised eyebrows in political circles, as it is seen as Sena’s preparations for mid-term Assembly polls.“We demand a farm loan waiver for farmers of Maharashtra. We have always said this, and continue on our position. We are launching our campaign to make farmers debt-free. The concept and execution will be disclosed in a party meeting in Mumbai within a few days,” said Mr Thackeray.When asked whether his visit and the organisational reshuffle were signs of possible mid-term polls in Maharashtra, Mr. Thackeray said he always prefer to keep his “army of Shiv Sainiks” ready. “Organisation building is a continuous exercise,” he said. During his visit, Mr. Thackeray held meetings with leaders from Marathwada, a region where the party is dominant. The Sena chief reportedly sought names of new faces from the region who are leading from the front, giving rise to the speculations.Commenting on the ongoing Tur procurement crisis in the State, Mr. Thackeray asked the government to change the rules, if necessary, to ensure all Tur is purchased. “The CM had said that the last grain of Tur would be purchased. It is now time to live up to that promise,” he said.
India’s ‘Diamond City’ offers a lesson for the country’s ever-expanding cities on water management and the optimal use of water, which is rapidly becoming a scarce resource. Surat’s civic body is setting up state-of-the-art sewage treatment plants (STPs) to ensure every drop of waste water is treated and reused for purposes other than drinking.From March 2019, the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) will be supplying 115 MLD (million litres per day) treated water to industries located within the city, in order to meet the entire industrial requirement of water through treated or recycled water.The entire quantum of water will be treated from domestic sewerage water in tertiary treatment plants at the Bamroli and Dindoli areas for supplying to mainly textile factories in the Pandesara and Sachin industrial clusters housing over 400 dying and printing units.“At present, we are supplying 40 MLD treated water to industries in Pandesara in the city. This is the largest capacity of tertiary water treatment in the country. In fact, Surat was the first city in the country to start selling recycled water to industries in 2014. Now, we are expanding the capacity to take it up to 115 MLD by March 2019,” Surat Municipal Commissioner M. Thennarasan told The Hindu.Surat’s cost effective water management system is most advantageous for its contribution towards reducing the dependency on conventional resources of water, and thus optimal use of the resource.So far, the SMC has invested ₹ 280 crore in creating tertiary water treatment facilities in the city. “By March next year, the corporation will save 115 MLD fresh water by supplying recycled water to industries,” Mr. Thennasaran said, adding, “The SMC charges industrial units ₹ 23 per 1,000 litres of water.”Recycling technologyThe civic body’s efforts to create infrastructure for water management is in line with the State government’s policy of promoting the use of recycled water for non-drinking purposes, and reducing dependence on ground water.“Gujarat is a water scarce State, so we have to be innovative in managing our water resources in the most efficient manner,” Gujarat’s Chief Secretary Dr. J. N. Singh said.Mr. Thennarasan added that the civic body intends to go further and supply recycled water to industrial clusters like Hazira, outside the city. “In future, we want to cover industrial estates not located in the municipal area in our network as per the State government’s policy,” he said.Fact checkIndia is facing its worst water shortage in history, according to a new report prepared by the Niti Aayog. Nearly 600 million Indians faced high to extreme water stress and about 2,00,000 people die every year in the country because of inadequate access to safe water.
Reyes put Carl Bryan Cruz, Mac Belo and the injured Raymond Almazan in the freezer for this match, but reiterated that the Gilas roster could change when the Filipinos battle Chinese Taipei at home on Monday.“Basically, we took into account the team that we are playing [today],” Reyes said after revealing the final roster. “And we also took into account our health and injury situation.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 6-foot-7 Almazan still has a swollen ankle, and could be available for the Taiwanese.“I spoke to the three of them and they took it very professionally and very well,” Reyes added. “This is just the 12-man roster for [Friday’s] game. For Taiwan, it would be different. Every game could change.” QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jayson Castro. Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas takes the first step in its bid to return to the World Cup on Friday, clashing with Japan in Tokyo with a roster coach Chot Reyes feels is suited to defeat the Japanese on the road.After close to three weeks of hard work, Reyes made the final three cuts on his 15-man pool, basically sticking out with tested veterans led by Jayson Castro at the guard spot, Japeth Aguilar at forward and naturalized center Andray Blatche and June Mar Fajardo in the middle.ADVERTISEMENT Kevin Alas will be the third point guard at Reyes’ disposal after Castro and Kiefer Ravena.Calvin Abueva, RR Pogoy, Matthew Wright, Gabe Norwood, Allein Maliksi and Troy Rosario complete the team.Team Philippines has had a long record of success against the Japanese, its last loss to the hosts happening in 2004 in the Fiba Asia Challenge where the Filipinos lost by 60 points.Japan has thrown in everything against the Philippines of late, including former NBA player Yuta Tabuse, to no avail.It will be bannered by naturalized forward Ira Brown in the 7 p.m. (6 p.m. in Manila) game at Komazawa gym at the Olympic Park in Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT Del Rosario gets Man of the Year, Hall of Fame nod Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion The talented 6-foot-10 center Joji Takeuchi will still be the Japanese’s main man, though the Filipinos have ample knowledge of how he plays, which will be critical in Reyes’ defensive scheme.There are a total of 80 countries taking part in this hectic qualifying process, with the Philippines shooting to become one of eight countries coming from Asia to play in the World Cup in China in 2019. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Read Next View comments
LOUISVILLE, KY – MARCH 15: A detail of an official NCAA Men’s Basketball game ball made by Wilson is seen on the court as the Iowa State Cyclones play against the Connecticut Huskies during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 15, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)It’s been a tough week for Iowa fans. This past Tuesday, former football star Tyler Sash passed away at the age of just 27 years old. Friday, former basketball player Roy Marble, the leading scorer in Hawkeyes history, died after a year-long battle with cancer. He was only 48 years old.Friday afternoon, Iowa released a touching six-minute tribute video in Marble’s memory. You can view it below.A Tribute Video to Roy Marble http://t.co/EyoS82ilVl— The Iowa Hawkeyes (@TheIowaHawkeyes) September 11, 2015Our thoughts and prayers are with Marble’s friends and family during what’s surely been a tough week.
Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement Adventures come in all shapes, sizes, and furs in the new animated series, The ZhuZhus premiering Tuesday, July 4 at 4 p.m. ET/PT on YTV.Based on the ZhuZhu Pets toy phenomenon, Nelvana’s The ZhuZhus features a curious bunch of fun-seeking adventurers, Pipsqueak, Num Nums, Chunk, and Mr. Squiggles, who live with Frankie and the Pamplemousse family in Anytown. With their distinctive birthmarks, undeniable charm, and fur-raising escapades, the ZhuZhus prove they are no ordinary pets – they’re extraordinary! Always on a quest for fun, the ZhuZhus have to stay on their tiny toes to keep up with the non-stop action, laughs, and adventures. Beginning Monday, July 31 at 4 p.m. ET/PT, YTV is packing its bags – and its selfie stick – for this year’s Zone on the Road, where hosts Carlos, Lisa, Suki, Jesse, and Meisha travel coast to coast in search of more photos to complete their epic Canadian collage.To decide where to stop on this year’s trip, the hosts compiled all the images from The Zone’s Canada 150 social campaign, Peaces of Canada, to see which parts of this great nation were missing. Discovering new places from B.C. to P.E.I, The Zone crew are marking their maps and embarking on a nationwide voyage to discover the missing Peaces of Canada. Tune in weekdays beginning Monday, July 31 at 4 p.m. ET/PT to watch their progress as they are met by a variety of challenges, local celebs, and iconic Canadian landmarks.Bonus content will be available on YTV’s YouTube Channel as well as ytv.com/shows/the-zone featuring vlogs, photos, and more all summer long. Viewers are also encouraged to follow the hosts’ success on social media using the hashtags #ZoneOnTheRoad and #YTVCanada150.This summer, fans will also have a chance to walk through “Haully,” the YTV Haul of Fame trailer featuring an inside peek at The Zone hosts’ lockers, exclusive footage from the Zone on the Road – Peaces of Canada, and a fun new photo booth. Check out the trailer at this year’s Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto beginning Friday, August 18. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Experience out-of-this-world adventure weekends on YTV beginning at 4 p.m. ET/PT during the Big Fun Movie block with new and returning blockbuster hits including:Despicable Me 1 and Despicable Me 2 airing back-to-back on Sunday, June 25 beginning at 4 p.m. ET/PTPaddington premiering Saturday, July 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PTMuppets Most Wanted premiering Sunday, July 2 at 6 p.m. ET/PTTangled premiering Saturday, July 8 at 6 p.m. ET/PT followed by a sneak peek of Tangled: The Series at 8 p.m. ET/PT Join YTV as it cruises into summer with an action-packed lineup full of new shows, marathons, movies, and more. Adventure awaits with the premieres of the final L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables film Fire & Dew on Canada Day, new Nelvana series The ZhuZhus on July 4, and numerous blockbuster hits airing weekends on Big Fun Movies, from Disney’s Tangled (July 8) to Muppets Most Wanted (July 2). Plus, beginning July 31, The Zone crew is taking viewers on a cross country road trip in the Zone on the Road. Follow the hosts as they travel coast-to-coast searching for more “peaceful” photos to add to their growing collage of fan-generated pictures that celebrate the people and places of Canada. Click here to watch the Fire & Dew trailer! In L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew, Anne heads to Charlottetown to attend accelerated classes as she continues to work towards her dream of being a school teacher. While there, she is forced to adapt quickly to her new surroundings and classmates as she navigates her way through her first school experience outside of her beloved Green Gables. Anne finds herself facing daunting choices for her future, the stirrings of romance, and tragedy unlike anything she’s ever known. Meanwhile, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert contend with advancing age as they deal with financial challenges and the first signs of declining health.L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables airs Saturday, July 1 at 2 p.m. ET/PT followed by L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars at 4 p.m. ET/PT. Oh, Canada! YTV celebrates the nation’s 150th birthday with a marathon of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables film series on Saturday, July 1 beginning at 2 p.m. ET/PT, concluding with the world premiere of the third and final film, Fire & Dew at 6 p.m. ET/PT. Facebook Advertisement
04Apr Rep. Runestad to host consumer education event on April 16 State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake is partnering with the Michigan attorney general’s office to host a consumer education event on Monday, April 16.This month’s presentation will feature information on how to avoid identity theft and what should be done in the event of a stolen identity.“This is a great opportunity to learn about the evolving criminal landscape of identity theft,” Rep. Runestad said. “Consumers deserve the necessary tools to identify and protect themselves against identity fraud.”The event will be held at the Milford Public Library, 330 Family Drive in Milford at 6 p.m. Individuals looking for additional information may contact Rep. Runestad’s office at 517-373-2616 or by emailing JimRunestad@house.mi.gov. Categories: Runestad News
State Rep. Julie Calley invites residents to attend her office hours in two communities on Sept. 24.Calley, of Portland, will present a legislative update and then meet with residents one on one if they have individual concerns at the following locations:The Village of Middleville, 100 East Main St., Middleville, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; andHastings City Hall, 201 E. State St., Hastings, from 1 to 2 p.m.“I value feedback from residents, along with the opportunity to address their questions or concerns. Together, we will strive to make government more effective, efficient, and accountable,” Calley said.No appointment is necessary. Residents unable to attend scheduled office hours may send their questions and ideas to Calley via email at JulieCalley@house.mi.gov or by calling her at 517-373-0842.### 10Sep Rep. Calley hosts local office hours on Sept. 24 Categories: Calley News,News
Some 43% of UK adults aged 18-34 have admitted to cancelling or not showing up for plans with friends in order to stream content, according to research commissioned by Roku.The MACRO Consulting research, conducted on behalf of the streaming device maker, found that 64% of adults in this age group admitting to being late due to streaming, while 38% said they had lied about watching a movie, TV show or sporting event in order to feel “included as part of a group”.Other findings of the survey include: 14% of Brits place value on streaming to their television over brushing their teeth; 23% of Brits would give up intimate relations with their significant other in order to stream; and 54% of Brits would give up caffeine in order to stream content.The results are taken from an online survey taken by 2,824 adults aged 18 and older in the US, UK, Canada and Mexico between April 27 and May 1.
COMMENT New Delhi SHARE SHARE EMAIL May 20, 2019 Declaration of results for the Delhi Lok Sabha seats may get delayed by five to six hours on May 23 as more time will be spent on counting VVPATs from each of the 70 Assembly segments of the national Capital, Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh has said.He said after the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) counting is over, the voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPATs) will be counted in line with the Supreme Court guidelines.“From every assembly constituency, five (VVPATs) will be randomly selected and they will be counted, for which there is a special VVPAT counting booth in every counting hall. It will take place in five rounds,” Singh said.Delhi has 70 assembly constituencies and in all 350 VVPATs will be counted.“Every assembly segment has 200 polling stations and five polling stations will be selected randomly. This will delay the formal results, but trends will be already out. Formal declaration of results will be delayed by five to six hours,” Singh told PTI. Delhi has seven parliamentary constituencies, with one counting centre in each of them. Counting centres will have one counting hall for each of the 10 assembly segments, officials said.In each counting hall, a maximum of 14 tables can be put and machines that would come in the first round, their results will be compiled and uploaded on the ‘Suvidha’ app.The counting at 8 am will also commence with postal ballot counting. In the end, when two rounds of EVM counting remains, the officials will have to ensure that the postal ballot counting is over. After the EVM counting is over, the VVPAT counting will commence. Published on national elections COMMENTS SHARE
NEW DELHI: Right to terminate an abnormal pregnancy cannot be denied merely because gestation has continued beyond 20 weeks, the Delhi High Court has said while allowing a 25-week pregnant woman’s plea to abort her foetus which had enlarged kidneys and was not expected to survive. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar said the section of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act which prohibits abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy even if the foetus is abnormal, and the provision which relaxes this restraint if there is an immediate threat to the life of the mother, have to be considered cumulatively and not in isolation. “Seen thus, we are convinced that, even in a case where the condition of the foetus is, as in the present case, incompatible with life, the rigour of section 3(2) deserves to be relaxed, and the right to terminate the pregnancy cannot be denied merely because gestation has continued beyond 20 weeks. “Law, needless to say, cannot be construed in a manner incompatible with life,” the court said Friday and permitted the woman to terminate her pregnancy. The bench, while allowing her plea, also took into account the report of the medical board constituted by AIIMS on the high court’s direction. The woman, in her petition filed through advocate Sneha Mukherjee, had challenged the Constitutionality of sections 3(2)(b) and 5(1) of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971. While section 3(2)(b) of the Act prohibits termination of a pregnancy of over 20 weeks, section 5(1) allows abortion if there is an immediate threat to the life of the mother. The petition had contended that the 20 weeks stipulation for a woman to avail abortion services under section 3(2) (b) of the Act may have been reasonable when the section was enacted in 1971 but has ceased to be reasonable today where technology has advanced and it is perfectly safe for a woman to abort at any point during the entire period of pregnancy. “Secondly, determination of foetal abnormality in many cases can only be done after the 20th week and by keeping the ceiling artificially low, women who obtain reports of serious foetal abnormality after the 20th week have to suffer excruciating pain and agony because of the deliveries that they are forced to go through,” the plea had said. The ceiling of 20 weeks is therefore “arbitrary, harsh, discriminatory and violative of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India”, it had contended. The plea had challenged section 5 of the Act to the extent it states that termination of a more than 20-week pregnancy be permitted only if it was immediately necessary to save the life of the mother. It had claimed that “as written, the MTP Act encourages desperate women, who learn about a foetal abnormality after the 20th week, to seek out unsafe abortions from untrained medical personnel”. Illegal abortions are the third leading cause of maternal death in India and account for 13 per cent of maternal deaths worldwide, the petition had said. Download The Times of India News App for Latest India News.XStart your day smart with stories curated specially for you