Muslim youth lynched in West Bengal

first_imgA Muslim youth who was beaten up by a “few of his acquaintances” in Malda district on Friday, died of his injuries later. The incident was reported on Sunday. Sanaullah Sheikh, in his early twenties, was called to the Baishnabnagar market, about a kilometre from his village Chak Meherdi.“He was asked to start a bike so that he could be framed as the one stealing it,” an official told The Hindu. “He was then thrashed by five or six persons, who could be identified from a video,” the official said.Mr. Sheikh used to live with his three children, wife and mother in Chak Meherdi and was “largely unemployed.” Locals alleged that Bappa Ghosh, associated with the Communist Party of India-Marxist [CPI-M] earlier and now attached to the Bharatiya Janata Party [BJP], led the mob.Swadhin Sarkar, Chief Whip of the BJP and Baishnabnagar MLA said that Mr. Ghosh “is associated with the Trinamool Congress.”“In the last election, [Bappa] Ghosh worked with the Trinamool,” he said. Mr. Sarkar claimed that the deceased was suspected of stealing a motorcycle and caught by the locals in the market area. “The beating started and very unfortunately the person died. No Hindu-Muslim colour should be given to it and the culprits should be punished,” he said.Congress MLA from the adjoining Assembly segment Isha Khan Chowdhury and Trinamool’s district president Moazzem Hossain visited the area. Local Trinamool functionary Paritosh Sarkar said the “culprits are not associated with our party.”“It is not a Trinamool-BJP thing but a law and order issue. One person has been arrested on the basis of the video. The rest will also be identified and arrested,” Mr. Paritosh said.last_img read more

Flying V shrugs off elims sweep with bigger task at hand in semis

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ The Thunder became only the fourth team in league history to have swept the eliminations after NLEX, which did it twice, and Cagayan Valley.But for Altamirano, the 10-game sweep won’t mean anything if they don’t close the deal and finish the conference with a championship.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThat title drive begins on Thursday as Flying V faces four-seed Centro Escolar University in a best-of-three semifinals series.Altamirano noted that his team is well aware of how stronger the opposition has gotten, and he is keeping the Thunder’s feet on the ground as they take things one game at a time. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Pocari thwarts Air Force, returns to PVL Finals MOST READ LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaulcenter_img DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games “Other teams are getting stronger as the playoffs get deeper. But we’re not looking beyond that. CEU is also a team-to-beat because they’ve been there lots of times. (Rod) Ebondo has been in the D-League for so long and he has been in Finals. Their core, although school-based, are still very experienced. So we’re just focused on the task at hand,” he said.Luckily, Altamirano will have Conference MVP pacesetter Jeron Teng at his disposal, as he will count on the La Salle prodigy to lead Flying V to the promised land.“Jeron is an achiever. When he puts his mind to it, he will not stop until he gets it. Before, he’s been known as a scorer. But now, he’s trying to evolve the other aspects of his game,” the coach said.But for all of Teng’s magnificence, the veteran mentor reiterated that the 23-year-old swingman can’t do it all alone. That’s why he’s relying equally on his core of Gab Banal, Eric Salamat, Hans Thiele, and Thomas Torres to get the job done.“What I like about Jeron is his ability to involve his teammates. That’s a very good sign of a good player. But of course, he can’t do all of that if not for his teammates so I think Jeron is very blessed to have teammates like Eric, Gab, and Thomas,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFlying V coach Eric Altamirano wants his players to forget the elimination round sweep and focus on the new challenge ahead of the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup semifinals. “In our team, we already forgot about the 10-0. We’re back to square one and our focus is what’s in front of us,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “Actually, I’m just blessed to have these type of players that we got. We just remind them to focus on the process and the result will take care of itself.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Mike Gundy Not Sure Rudolph, Washington Are Ready For NFL

first_imgThere is a lingering uncertainty sort of hovering over the last quarter of this college football season. With the announcement that Marcell Ateman will redshirt and be back next year for a senior season, the question standing between here and OSU potentially being a Big 12 title favorite is, “what if Rudolph and Washington leave?”I don’t think this will happen, and Mike Gundy addressed it on Monday at his press conference. What he said was really intriguing.“We haven’t had very many players here I felt like were ready to enter that level of football as juniors. That’s including Weeden and Blackmon and Russell Okung. Even though they were great players, I didn’t feel like they were ready for what that level can put out there or put in front of those guys. That’s my opinion.“Both of them played as freshmen so they’re still very young. Last night I watched a little bit of the end of that [NFL] game on TV. If you watched that game, that’s a completely different game. It’s not even the same. Those guys are all big, they’re all fast. The windows those quarterbacks have to throw in are so small.“I think both of those young men have great futures in this game, but in my opinion they need to grow and mature. But that’s a decision they have to make with themselves and their family.”Of course this is a reality that directly benefits Mike Gundy. Some people might be saying, “of course that’s what he’s going to say!” But Gundy also mentioned that he thought Brandon Pettigrew was ready. Gundy seems like a pretty straight shooter when it comes to kids’ futures. Maybe he’s not, but I think he’s being honest here.And I think that maybe unlike Dez and Pettigrew, both players could actually use a little more knowledge and a little more seasoning before entering the league. Their stock has been rising all year, though, and could crest as the season ends (which would be perfect). The allure of pro ball might be strong to resist. Though for the the sake of 2017 I sure hope it’s not.Mike Gundy thinks it’d be wise for both Mason Rudolph and James Washington to return to Stillwater for their senior seasons. #OKState pic.twitter.com/9pU3Teknu2— Cayden McFarland (@caydenmc) November 7, 2016 If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Unhappy BJP to move SC seeking reverifcation of NRC data

first_imgGuwahati: The final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) may be out in Assam, but both the central and the state BJP feel that there’s enough room for errors. Hence, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to move the Supreme Court again to re-verify select data. According to Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam Finance Minister and BJP’s face in the northeast, the party would move the top court asking for a re-verification of 20 per cent of the sample data in the districts bordering Bangladesh. The BJP will also seek re-verification of 10 per cent of samples from the main land of Assam. This demand will be against the draft NRC. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The draft NRC gave BJP a surprise when many from the border districts, where the population is dense, made it to the list. It was presumed that majority of them were illegal Bangladeshis. No wonder that the spat between the BJP and Prateek Hajela, the chief coordinator of the NRC, has came out in the open. Sarma, who’s often referred to as the Amit Shah of northeast, had said, “We have lost hope in the present form of the NRC right after the draft. When so many genuine Indians are left out, how can you claim that this document is a red letter for the Assamese society?” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K In the final NRC list released on Saturday, the ones left out are mostly Bengali Hindu refugees who had come to Assam before 1971, or people who couldn’t furnish enough documents. Even Assam BJP President Ranjeet Kumar Dass has expressed his discontent over the final NRC List. On Saturday, the final NRC list was released which made 30.1 million people eligible to be included, while leaving out more than 1.9 million. Over 1.9 million people were left out of the much-awaited final NRC list, which named 30.1 million people as Indian citizens.last_img read more

Cereset technology reduces symptoms of militaryrelated traumatic stress study shows

first_img Source:https://cereset.com/ Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Nov 26 2018A new clinical study conducted by Wake Forest School of Medicine shows that use of a new non-invasive technology from the creators of Cereset not only reduces symptoms of military-related traumatic stress but also improves brain function.Cereset® is the global technology leader in brain self-restoration and optimization with franchise facilities across the United States. The clinical study, conducted by the Department of Neurology at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina used Cereset’s underlying HIRREM® technology. Study participants showed significantly different network connectivity on MRI brain scans after using HIRREM. This was in addition to previously reported significant reductions in symptoms of post-traumatic stress, insomnia, depression and anxiety, with reduced symptoms lasting at least 6-months.This is the first study using functional MRI (fMRI) brain imagery to demonstrate such changes with use of a noninvasive intervention for PTSD, which also reduced symptoms, and showed benefits persisting for six months. The full clinical investigative study was published in the Journal of Neuroimaging on October 10, 2018.Led by Dr. Charles H. Tegeler, McKinney-Avant Professor of Neurology, of Wake Forest School of Medicine, the study was conducted over a 12-day period with active duty and veteran U.S. military personnel with symptoms of post-traumatic stress.”Post-traumatic stress disorder affects millions of individuals around the world, not just the military participants studied in this clinical trial,” said Dr. Charles Tegeler, Neurologist at Wake Forest School of Medicine and lead researcher and co-author of this paper. “After a 12-day process, fMRI scans of the brain showed significant changes in connectivity that are consistent with the observed reduction in PTSD symptoms. The fact that this technology is non-invasive, is a non-pharmacological intervention, and does not require that the recipients ‘do anything’ other than let the brain repair itself, is very exciting.”Related StoriesWearing a hearing aid may mitigate dementia riskMercy Medical Center adds O-arm imaging system to improve spinal surgery resultsTransobturator sling surgery shows promise for stress urinary incontinenceCereset’s patented BrainEcho™ technology uses sensors to detect brain rhythms and proprietary algorithms that correlate those rhythms with musical tones played back to the client. The brain hears itself then naturally rebalances and repairs itself without outside intervention, stimulus or medication.”There have been several studies in the past proving the benefits of Cereset’s technology and its promoting more restful sleep, but this is the most conclusive study to date related to PTSD and our military,” said Lee Gerdes, Founder of Cereset and creator of the HIRREM technology. “Not only did symptoms improve, and the brain scans change significantly after Cereset, the benefits persisted for six months following Cereset. Over the past 15 years, more than 130,000 people have used our technology to reduce stress and improve restful sleep. I’m thrilled that this new study further validates the technology as safe and effective, exposing it to even more people seeking natural, non-pharmaceutical solutions.”last_img read more

Virus killing protein could be the real antiviral hero finds study

first_imgSingle strand ribonucleic acid, 3d illustration – Credit: nobeastsofierce / Shutterstock By Dr. Ananya Mandal, MDJul 9 2019Researchers have identified a protein that can kill viruses and it forms the missing clue to the natural antiviral mechanism of the body that can target the viruses based on their genetic patterns. This newly identified protein is called KHNYN.The results of the new study from the researchers at the King’s College and University College, London, have been published in the journal eLife. The study is titled, “KHNYN is essential for the zinc-finger antiviral protein to restrict HIV-1 containing clustered CpG dinucleotides.”The team of researchers explain that antiviral mechanisms of the body are a vital area of study because it can help develop not only vaccines against these viruses but also drugs to treat them as well as anticancer drugs. They discovered that the genetic basis of a virus particle is its RNA. They have earlier found that a protein called ZAP (Zinc finger activated protein) can bind to special place on the RNA nucleotides of the virus and the protein is often sandwiched between a cytosine and a guanosine amino acid (CpG). Inhibition of a viruses by ZAP depends on the number of CpG on its RNA. There has been research to show that the HIV1 virus has fewer CpG in its genome. This helps the virus escape the ZAP. The team explained that presence of the number of CpG on the HIV1 viruses determined how fast and effectively the virus would multiply. When the team could successfully insert a few CpGs in its genomic sequence, ZAP could easily finish off the HIV1 viruses, the researchers explained. The next question was how to make the ZAP break down the RNA of the virus all on its own.First author of this study, Mattia Ficarelli, a PhD student in Chad Swanson’s Lab, Department of Infectious Diseases, King’s College London, said, “As ZAP can’t degrade RNA on its own, we believed that it must recruit other proteins to the viral RNA to destroy it. So, in the current study, we set out to identify new human proteins that are essential for ZAP to target viral RNAs for destruction.”Related StoriesRNA-binding protein SRSF3 appears to be key factor for proper heart contraction, survivalSorting protein in neurons protects against neurodegenerative disordersScientists discover hundreds of protein-pairs through coevolution studyAs a result of their investigation, the team came up with KHNYN protein that interacts with ZAP. They increased the amount of this newly found protein in the cells that had been infected with HIV1 virus with smaller number of CpGs. As a comparison they also took cells infected with HIV1 that was genetically engineered to contain more number of CpGs. Results revealed that when the HIV1 had fewer CpGs, their ability to multiply was more and addition of KHNYN reduced this ability by five times. On the other hand the capability of multiplication of genetically engineered HIV1 with more CpG was reduced by up to 400 times by the addition of KHNYN.To further their experiment the team then looked at the collaboration between ZAP and KHNYN. They tool cells without ZAP and infected them with HIV1. Addition of the protein KHNYN to these cells failed to kill them effectively despite the fact that the HIV1 viruses in the cells were rich in CpG (a factor that made them more susceptible to ZAP inhibition). On the other hand they took cells infected with HIV and a mouse leukemia virus with many CpGs in them and removed KHNYN from them. Results showed that the ZAP was unable to kill these viruses.Thus both sets of experiments proved that both ZAP and KHNYN were working in tandem to kill the virus particles and further virus particles with more CpGs were more susceptible to these virus killing mechanisms.Professor Stuart Neil, Department of Infectious Diseases, King’s College London, and correspondent author of the study said, “We have identified that KHNYN is required for ZAP to prevent HIV from multiplying when it is enriched for CpGs.” He explained that this newly found protein KHNYN was mostly likely to be an enzyme that helps to cut up the virus RNA after ZAP is bound to it.Lead author lecturer Chad Swanson, from the Department of Infectious Diseases, King’s College London added, “An interesting potential application of this work is to make new vaccines or treat cancer. Since some cancer cells have low levels of ZAP, it may be possible to develop CpG-enriched, cancer-killing viruses that would not harm healthy cells. But much more research is necessary to learn more about how ZAP and KHNYN recognise and destroy viral RNA before we can move on to explore such applications.” Journal reference:Mattia Ficarelli, Harry Wilson, Rui Pedro Galão, Michela Mazzon, Irati Antzin-Anduetza, Mark Marsh, Stuart JD Neil, Chad M Swanson, ‘KHNYN is essential for the zinc finger antiviral protein (ZAP) to restrict HIV-1 containing clustered CpG dinucleotides’, eLife 2019;8:e46767 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.46767, https://elifesciences.org/articles/46767last_img read more

Homeless people are deprived of primary healthcare services study finds

first_imgStories of homeless people being denied access to mainstream GP services were so far anecdotal which our study sadly validates as the truth.Perceived stigma and discrimination in healthcare settings seems to be even more persistent and shows how much work needs to be done to make primary care more inclusive for homeless people.Our study participants found access to mental health and substance misuse services often challenging as many have dual diagnoses.While specialist healthcare services that are established across the country offer these patients some comfort, exclusion from healthcare pushed some of our study participants into repeat cycles of homelessness.Improving access and inclusivity and prevention work particularly during an earlier stage in the homelessness cycle is the only way forward to alleviate the health impact of homelessness, its repeat cycle, and thereby to minimize homeless people’s use of emergency department admissions and prevent unnecessary deaths.” Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jul 16 2019A study led by the University of Birmingham has painted a shaming picture of neglect and discrimination shown towards the homeless when accessing UK health services.Researchers interviewed 22 homeless people aged over 18 at three Midland homeless shelters in order to gauge their experience of accessing NHS services following anecdotal reports that the homeless were being denied access and faced negative experiences.While some of the study participants described facing no barriers, others shared accounts of casual neglect, discrimination, and inadequate resources across general practice, accident and emergency departments, and mental health services.Some reported being denied registration at a GP, while others said they were discharged from hospital onto the streets with no access or referral to primary care providers, and others said they could not access services providing support to those with substance misuse issues and mental health problems.One participant described resorting to committing crimes so that they would be sent to prison where they could then access healthcare.Those that took part in the study expressed high satisfaction about their experiences at specialist primary healthcare centers for people who are homeless, however these are underfunded.The study – published in in the British Journal of General Practice – comes as, according to Shelter (i), there are over 320,000 homeless people in the UK and the number of rough sleepers in some urban areas has doubled in the last six years (ii).Senior Lecturer Dr Vibhu Paudyal, of the University of Birmingham’s School of Pharmacy, said: Related StoriesTrump administration cracks down on fetal tissue researchAXT enhances cellular research product portfolio with solutions from StemBioSysResearch on cannabis use in women limited, finds new studyThe authors, among a number of recommendations, emphasized the importance of spreading good practice, and educating and informing healthcare workers about the rights and needs of our homeless population.It follows research (iii) by Dr Paudyal and collaborators published earlier this month, also in British Journal of General Practice, also revealed the extent of the mental and physical health problems the homeless face.They analyzed routinely collected datasets from almost 1,000 patients registered to Birmingham Homeless Healthcare Centre in Birmingham city center. The study found that nearly one in eight had been offered support for substance dependence and one in five had been offered support for alcohol misuse. A high prevalence of infectious hepatitis C was also identified.The study showed nearly one in three of the homeless population attended an Accident and Emergency Department in the preceding 12 months. This equates to nearly 60 times the rate of A&E attendance observed in the general population. Source:University of BirminghamJournal reference:Gunner, E. et al. (2019) Provision and accessibility of primary healthcare services for people who are homeless: a qualitative study of patient perspectives in the UK. British Journal of General Practice. doi.org/10.3399/bjgp19X704633.last_img read more

Parents cant delete what kids tell Amazon voice assistant

first_imgAmazon met with skepticism from some privacy advocates and members of Congress last year when it introduced its first kid-oriented voice assistant , along with brightly colored models of its Echo Dot speaker designed for children. This Dec. 20, 2017, file photo shows the Amazon Echo Dot stocked on a shelf alongside jars of Garlic Chili Sauce at the Amazon Prime warehouse in New York. Consumer advocates say the kids’ version of Amazon’s Alexa won’t forget what children tell it, even after parents try to delete the conversations. A coalition of groups on Thursday, May 9, 2019, is planning to ask the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Amazon is holding onto children’s voice recordings and personal information longer than it should. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Explore further Citation: Parents can’t delete what kids tell Amazon voice assistant (2019, May 9) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-parents-delete-kids-amazon-voice.htmlcenter_img Now those advocates say the kids’ version of Amazon’s Alexa won’t forget what children tell it, even after parents try to delete the conversations. For that and other alleged privacy flaws they found while testing the service, they’re now asking the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday to investigate whether it violates children’s privacy laws.”These are children talking in their own homes about anything and everything,” said Josh Golin, who directs the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood. “Why is Amazon keeping these voice recordings?”A coalition of groups led by Golin’s organization and Georgetown University’s Institute for Public Representation is filing a formal complaint with the FTC alleging that Amazon is violating the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, known as COPPA, by holding onto a child’s personal information longer than is reasonably necessary.Amazon said in a statement that its Echo Dot Kids Edition is compliant with COPPA.Consumer Reports said that its own tests also found that the Echo Dot Kids remembered information that was deleted, including a birth date and the color of a dog. The nonprofit organization said its researchers were able to delete data from regular versions of Echo Dot and Alexa.In one example the advocates captured on video, a child asks the device to remember some personal information, including her walnut allergy.An adult later tries to delete all that information, which includes the voice recordings and written transcripts associated with them. But when the child asks what Alexa remembers, it still recalls that she’s allergic to walnuts.”This suggests that Amazon has designed the Echo Dot Kids Edition so that it can never forget what the child has said to it,” the complaint says.It also says that about 85% of the more than 2,000 games, quizzes and other Alexa “skills” aimed at kids did not have privacy policies posted. Such skills are generally produced by independent software developers or other third parties, not Amazon.It’s unclear whether the FTC will take up the complaint, as its investigations are rarely public. But the agency has been enforcing children’s privacy rules more seriously in the past year, said Allison Fitzpatrick, a lawyer who helps companies comply with COPPA requirements and was not involved in the complaint.That was the case earlier this week, when the agency issued a warning to a Ukrainian firm that its three dating apps appeared to violate COPPA because they were accessible to children. That led Google and Apple to pull them from their app stores. Earlier this year, the FTC imposed a $5.7 million fine on popular video-sharing app TikTok, the largest COPPA-related penalty since the law was enacted two decades ago.For the FTC to take notice, however, Fitzpatrick said there usually needs to be evidence of “real, actual harm,” not just the theoretical harm she said advocacy groups often outline.But Fitzpatrick said that, on their face, the new allegations against Amazon appear troubling. She said the FTC provides an exemption that enables a business to collect a child’s voice recording without parental consent, but that’s only for a temporary and specific purpose—such as to perform an online search or fulfill a verbal command. FTC urged by child advocates to investigate Amazon’s Alexa This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Surefooted Left Front off to solid start in Kerala

first_img COMMENT March 18, 2019 SHARE SHARE EMAIL politics COMMENTS 0center_img SHARE Published on Hibi Eden, MLA , Ernakulam Constituency   –  The Hindu Party into second round of campaign as Congress, BJP grapple with final list The ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) in Kerala has secured a firm footing on the campaign front at the expense of the principal Opposition — the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) — and the BJP. The LDF pipped them to the post when it finalised its list of candidates for all 20 seats in the State, some of whom are now entering their second round of campaigning. The wait for final listBoth the Congress and the BJP have still not been able to finalise the list and it is now left to the respective national leaderships to announce it either on Monday evening or Tuesday. While familiar group fights seem to have hit the Congress gameplan, indecisiveness over the choice of candidates for particular constituencies is delaying the proceedings in the BJP. The Congress high command is still debating its choices for the two northern constituencies of Wayanad, considered its pocket borough, and Vadakara, where the LDF has fielded CPI(M) strongman P Jayarajan. While the Wayanad seat is likely to go to T Siddiq, an Oommen Chandy loyalist, the UDF has not yet found a candidate to take on Jayarajan in Vadakara.The high command could end up assigning the task to a hesitant Mullappally Ramachandran, Pradesh Congress Committee President and a sitting MP, who had made clear his intention to sit out this time round. As for Wayanad, speculation that Siddiq could be the candidate has already caused heartburns among the party faction.The UDF has seen major flare-ups after former Union Minister and veteran KV Thomas was denied a seat from his traditional stronghold of Ernakulam in favour of a young sitting MLA Hibi Eden. Thomas protested, saying he was given a raw deal, leading to speculations that he might ship out and join the BJP. But Thomas scotched all rumours and said he would extend support to Eden and work for him in Ernakulam. This was the second major moment of reckoning for the UDF after PJ Joseph of the Kerala Congress (M) revolted after being denied a seat from Kottayam. As for the BJP, the party national leadership and the RSS have signalled that they would have the final say on candidates after the State leadership submitted a list of probables. Last heard, the aspirants may not get the seats they have pitched for. The only certainty seems to be the candidature of Kummanam Rajasekharan, who resigned as the Governor of Mizoram in response to the national leadership’s call. Rajasekharan is likely to contest from the Thiruvananthapuram constituency.Heavyweights to sit outAt least three senior leaders of the State unit, including MT Ramesh and Shobha Surendran, General Secretaries, may have to sit out after being denied their favourite seats. K Surendran, firebrand leader, General Secretary and a hero of the Sabarimala campaign, is also unlikely to get his preferred Pathanamthitta or Thrissur seats, as State President PS Sreedharan Pillai seems to have reserved Pathanamthitta for himself while the latter is likely to go to NDA partner Bharat Dharma Jana Sena.last_img read more

Delhi monsoon rains unlikely before July 15

first_imgDelhi monsoon rains unlikely before July 15The dry spell is likely to continue without any significant precipitation in the region, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.According to IMD, light rainfall was expected in Delhi-NCR on the night of July 15.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 13:31 IST The dry spell is likely to continue without any significant precipitation in the region. (File photo: PTI)HIGHLIGHTSThe much awaited monsoon rains are unlikely for at least another three daysLight rainfall was expected in Delhi-NCR on the night of July 15The seasonal trough has shifted towards the Himalaya foothillsDespite the cloud cover over Delhi-NCR, the much awaited monsoon rains are unlikely for at least another three days.The dry spell is likely to continue without any significant precipitation in the region, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.According to IMD, light rainfall was expected in Delhi-NCR on the night of July 15.”The dry conditions will prevail over the next three days. There will be dust in the air and light rainfall is expected only on July 15 and thereafter,” IMD’s regional weather forecasting chief Kuldeep Srivastava told IANS.Private weather forecasting agency Skymet echoed the IMD, saying there was unlikely to be any significant weather activity over the next three days.According to Skymet, the seasonal trough has shifted towards the Himalaya foothills and heavy rains were expected in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and the northern districts of Uttar Pradesh.”From July 15, this trough will start travelling south with rains across Delhi-NCR and other parts of Haryana and Punjab. The intensity of rainfall is expected to increase between July 17 and 19,” Skymet chief Mahesh Palawat told IANS.As per an IMD bulletin released on Friday, the northern limit of the monsoon continues to pass through Barmer, Jodhpur and Churu in Rajasthan and Ludhiana and Kapurthala in Punjab.A low pressure area was also persisting over northeast Uttar Pradesh and adjoining Bihar with the associated cyclonic circulation extending up to 7.6 km above mean sea level.The IMD recorded heavy rainfall on Thursday at isolated places over Bihar, east Uttar Pradesh, Konkan and Goa, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.Also read | IMD issues heavy rain alerts for Uttarakhand, BiharAlso read | Farmers rejoice as India receives above normal monsoon rainsAlso watch | Mumbai rains: Wall collapses due to heavy rainfall, massive traffic across cityFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnumika Bahukhandi Tags :Follow Delhi rainsFollow Delhi NCRFollow Delhi monsoonFollow Monsoon Nextlast_img read more