Kolkata: Amidst reports of violence during filing of nominations for the panchayat polls in West Bengal, the State Election Commissioner today met Governor K N Tripathi and briefed him about the poll preparations.Alleging that the SEC is “incapable” of holding peaceful elections, the BJP said it has decided to move the Supreme Court with a plea to make arrangements for free and fair polls.”I had come to meet the governor and I briefed him about the preparations for the polls,” State Election Commissioner A K Singh told reporters after meeting Tripathi at the Raj Bhavan here. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsChief Secretary Moloy De, who was summoned, also met the governor separately.The BJP, Left Front and Congress alleged that the ruling TMC unleashed a reign of terror in various parts of the state and prevented opposition candidates from filing nominations.The Trinamool Congress had termed the allegations “baseless”.State BJP president Dilip Ghosh said, “We will move the Supreme court so that the panchayat polls can be held in a free, fair and peaceful manner. We want deployment of central forces as the SEC is totally incapable of holding free and fair polls.”BJP workers today held a demonstration outside the state election commission office here demanding free and fair elections.The rural polls in West Bengal will be held in 20 districts on May 1, 3 and 5. The filing of the nominations began on April 2 and will continue till April 9.
Kolkata: Police on Tuesday arrested two nursing students in connection with the killing of 16 puppies whose bodies were found in a plastic bag at the parking area of NRS Medical College and Hospital on Sunday.The nursing students who have been arrested after a prolonged interrogation at Entally police station have been identified as Moutusi Mondal and Somar Burman. According to police, Moutusi is a first year student of nursing, while Soma is a second year student. It was learnt that in the face of interrogation, the duo collapsed and admitted to have been involved in the incident. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalThe investigation officers suspect the involvement of other persons as well. Police are conducting a detailed probe to learn the names of the other culprits involved in the crime. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect the involvement of another nursing student and two staff members of the hospital. The three-member committee constituted by the NRS Medical College authorities with Deputy Superintendent Dr Dwaipayan Biswas being the head has also started an independent probe into the incident. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe committee is expected to submit a report to the hospital authorities in the next couple of days. Meanwhile, people belonging to various animal lovers’ organisations staged a demonstration outside Entally police station on Tuesday demanding stringent action against all the accused involved in the incident. The hospital authorities have promised stern action against those who would be found guilty and have also extended all co-operation to the investigating officers. Police have booked the two accused nursing students under Section 429 and 201 of the IPC and Section 11 of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Acts, 1960. If the allegations are found to be true, the accused may face imprisonment up to five years. Dr Dwaipayan Biswas, head of the three-member committee, said they have extended co-operation to the police so that all the accused involved in the killing of puppies are arrested. It may be mentioned that the preliminary autopsy report suggested all the puppies were beaten to death.
Related: NY Tech Entrepreneurs: Stop the SOPA and PIPA Anti-Piracy Bills”I have heard from the critics and I take seriously their concerns regarding proposed legislation to address the problem of online piracy,” Smith, who authored the SOPA bill, said in the statement. “It is clear that we need to revisit the approach on how best to address the problem of foreign thieves that steal and sell American inventions and products.”The moves follow several online protests this week from companies including Google, Wikipedia and Reddit, as well as in-person demonstrations around the country, including NY Tech Meetup’s rally Wednesday in Manhattan.SOPA and PIPA aimed to punish “rogue” websites that publish or sell pirated content. But online companies such as Facebook and AOL argued that the bills could negatively affect the flow of information online and stifle innovation among internet entrepreneurs.The postponements represent a major victory for the online tech community. But the issue of piracy is far from dead. Both groups have pledged to continue their efforts to find a solution that has wider approval.Related: Anti-Piracy Bill Could Do More Harm Than Good for Small Companies January 20, 2012 The tech community spoke. Lawmakers listened.In the wake of several dramatic online and in-person protests, the authors of two anti-piracy bills announced today that any further action has been postponed. First, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said he decided to postpone today’s vote on the Senate’s PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) “in light of recent events.” Shortly after, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (D-TX) issued his own statement indicating that the committee is postponing consideration of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) legislation.The collective outcry from the tech community and others swayed members of Congress. Earlier this week, 80 members of Congress supported the PIPA and SOPA bills while 31 opposed them. As of Thursday, 122 members oppose the bills. Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer min read Listen Now Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Share ACV launches 2019 Canada Collection, appoints newest ASM Tags: Air Canada Vacations, New Hires MONTREAL — The latest news from Air Canada Vacations includes a new Area Sales Manager in Quebec as well as the debut of the company’s 2019 Canada Collection.The new collection features 91 vacation packages, which include flight and hotel accommodations, options for stays ranging from three to fifteen nights, and the ability to combine two or more regions.“When we dream about our next vacation, we often think of adventures in far away places,” says ACV’s Managing Director Nino Montagnese. “Our goal with our Canada Collection is to highlight our country’s charm through well-designed, convenient travel packages that let Canadians experience untamed tundra and city flair found in their own backyard.”The Canada Collection has been enhanced to include 10 of the greatest ski resorts in Western Canada and three in Quebec, he adds, plus options for non-skiers like snowmobiling, dogsledding and wildlife adventures.It also offers up golfing, camping, cruises and urban getaways as well as Fly & Drive and Fly & Rail vacation options. Packages come with possible inclusions for ski mountain transfers, lift tickets, train tickets or complimentary camping gear, among others.More news: Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsAir Canada Vacations has also partnered with Trafalgar to offer additional guided tours.All packages come with roundtrip flights from 63 Canadian cities aboard Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge, as well as hotel accommodations and options for guided tours, activities and car rentals. Clients can benefit from free seat selection, a $100 future travel credit and 2,000 bonus Aeroplan Miles per couple.Meanwhile, in Quebec, ACV is welcoming Mary-Gina Mercier as its newest Area Sales Manager – Quebec. Mercier will cover Downtown & South Shore Montreal, as well as the regions of Estrie, Lanaudiere and Mauricie.Mary-Gina MercierMercier joins ACV’s Quebec Sales team with 14 years of marketing and sales experience. The team also includes Veronica Di Ruocco representing the regions of North Laval and Montreal, the Laurentians, Outaouais, and Ottawa, and Dave Boudreau representing the region of Montreal, South Laval, Quebec City, Estrie and East of Quebec. The Quebec sales team is led by David Côté.More news: Rome enforces ban on sitting on Spanish StepsMercier can be reached at [email protected]