Amit Shah a surprise guest in Nagpur

first_imgBJP president Amit Shah made a surprise visit to Nagpur, and called on the leadership of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh at its headquarters on Monday.The meeting comes in the backdrop of the presidential election to be held in July. The ruling National Democratic Alliance is yet to announce its candidate.The visit raised many eyebrows as it came hardly a couple of days after Union Minister Nitin Gadkari’s birthday celebrations in the city for which Mr. Shah was invited but he did not attend.Mr. Shah met party election coordinators and office-bearers at Ravi Bhavan here before heading to the RSS headquarters.‘Courtesy visit’According to BJP media wing head, Chandan Goswami, the BJP president paid a “courtesy visit” to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi. Mr. Shah and Mr. Bhagwat had flown to Nagpur on the same flight in the morning.Mr. Shah did not speak to the media, but Nagpur city BJP president Sudhakar Kohale said the BJP president spoke to the office-bearers, MPs, MLAs and organisational secretaries from the Nagpur area, and asked them about the party’s “booth expansion project”. “He asked us about our preparations regarding this project. He also inquired about Ajivan Sahyog Nidhi,” Mr. Kohale said.last_img read more

Five students run over by truck

first_imgFive school students were killed and four grievously injured when a truck ran over them on NH 16 in Bhadrak district on Thursday.Four of the five victims were girls. The students were returning from Ranital High School when the accident occurred. The injured were taken to Bhadrak district hospital.By the time locals rushed to the spot, the driver and the helper of the truck had already fled. Angry locals set the truck on fire.Expressing grief over the accident, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced an ex gratia of ₹2 lakh each to the family of the deceased.last_img

Meralco cuts off Ginebra

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals01:29Police 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 justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Acquired at the start of the season as Meralco shored up its roster following a spate of injuries on the likes of Ranidel de Ocampo and Cliff Hodge, Ballesteros finished with seven points and 16 rebounds as the Bolts pulled level with TNT KaTropa and Blackwater with a 4-6 record for ninth spot.More importantly, the Bolts gave themselves a chance of catching the last bus to the quarterfinals with a victory against the same team that handed them a Game 7 loss in the Governors’ Cup finals last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBallesteros was at the right place at the right time for the putback off a Chris Newsome miss with 35 seconds remaining. He stood his ground against Japeth Aguilar and came up with his last rebound before drawing a foul with 17 seconds left.It was Kevin Alas’ turn to shine for NLEX in the other game. MOST READ Ancajas gains foreign fans after explosive US showing Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PBA IMAGESBOCAUE—Returning to the site of one of the most painful losses in the history of its franchise, Meralco got some measure of revenge while staying alive in the playoff race in the PBA Philippine Cup.Journeyman center Jason Ballesteros scored on a putback and split his free throws at crunch time as the Bolts hacked out a thrilling 84-82 victory over the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings at Philippine Arena Sunday night here.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Alas continued his inspired play as NLEX turned back Blackwater, 93-90, for its fourth straight victory that also propelled the Road Warriors to a playoff spot.Alas sizzled in the final period with 16 of his career-best 25 points as the Road Warriors climbed to 6-4 for a tie of fourth spot with Alaska.Rookie Kiefer Ravena also knocked in four triples on his way to 23 points.“Kevin Alas saved the day for us,” coach Yeng Guiao said of the former Letran star.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum View commentslast_img read more

Ceiling collapse at CWG venue is ‘normal’ for AK Mattoo

first_imgCommonwealth Games Organising Committee treasurer A K Mattoo today found the false ceiling collapse incident at the Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium complex “normal” and said there was no need to panic as such things can happen anywhere, anytime.Two-three tiles fell this morning from the ceiling of the stadium where the weightlifting event is scheduled to be held.Although no one received injury in the incident, it caused more embarrassment to the organisers and the government a day after an under-construction foot overbridge collapsed, injuring 27 labourers.”It can happen anywhere, anytime. These are normal. It’s a construction accident and it’s up to the engineers to see and rectify it. There are still 11 days to go before the inauguration of the Games and rectification can be done in less than that time,” Mattoo said.”We are sad that it happened but there is nothing beyond that. I’m confident people will come out in large numbers to witness the Games,” the OC official added.Today’s was the second incident of collapse in the past three days inside the stadium complex. On Monday, a canopy collapsed in which two police personnel, including an Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, suffered minor injuries.In another incident which took place yesterday outside the complex, an under-construction foot overbridge collapsed when labourers were engaged in work.Asked about why Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi is not coming out from the hiding and speaking to the media, Mattoo said, “That you (media) have to check with him, not me.”advertisement”I’m doing my job, you have to check with him and not to ask this to me,” he said.The Centre, the Delhi government and the CWG Organising Committee are under attack for the pace of preparations for the Games.last_img read more

The Queen And The Duchess Of Cornwall Meet Medical Detection Dogs

first_imgIn the presence of The Queen, The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron of Medical Detection Dogs, attended its 10th Anniversary celebration and a demonstration by the charity’s bio detection dogs to showcase their ability to detect the odour of human disease.The Queen and The Duchess Of Cornwall Meet Medical Detection DogsCredit/Copyright: Royal.ukThe Duchess of Cornwall has been the charity’s patron since 2014. She has previously hosted Medical Detection Dogs at a reception in St James’s Palace and she has also paid a visit to their headquarters just outside Milton Keynes.Last December, Her Royal Highness participated in the ICAP charity day to support charities including Medical Detection Dogs and in 2015 donated the proceeds of her limited-edition honey from her private home in Wiltshire to the charity.Medical Detection Dogs is a charity at the forefront of medical research. It aims to transform disease detection by harnessing the extraordinary smelling power of dogs to develop tests for a range of life threatening conditions including cancer. In training trials, the dogs have proved to be 93 percent reliable, significantly higher than many existing tests.The charity’s ground-breaking work is already saving lives by providing a reliable, practical, affordable solution to one of the greatest medical challenges today. It trains assistance dogs for people with long-term, life-threatening conditions, giving them greater independence and improving their lives immeasurably.In most cases, the medical alert assistance dogs help people suffering from type one diabetes, who get no warning signs when a hypoglycaemic or hyperglycaemic attack is about to occur. The dogs are trained to detect changes in their partner’s blood sugar levels and alert them to take insulin or eat sugar.Source:Royal.uklast_img read more