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first_imgSenior Congress leader and former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi passed away on Monday at a private hospital in New Delhi. He was 72.Mr. Dasmunsi suffered a massive stroke and paralysis in October 2008 and slipped to comatose. He was treated in Apollo Hospital in New Delhi since 2009. “He breathed his last at 12:10 pm. He developed chest infection last month and it worsened his condition,” sources in the hospital said.“I just received the news of sad demise of former Union Minister, former West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee President and our beloved leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi,” State Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury stated in a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi.”Our deepest condolences on the passing of respected Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, our veteran Congress leader and former union minister. He will be greatly remembered for his contributions, especially to Indian Football,” @INCIndia, the official Twitter account of the Congress tweeted.Mr. Dasmunsi served as the president of the All India Football Federation for nearly two deacdes. A West Bengal strongman, he represented Raiganj from 1999 till he fell ill. He was the I&B Minister during Monmohan Singh-led United Progressive Alliance government. It was during his term Fashion TV  was briefly banned for showing “obscene” content.Mr. Dasmunsi was the West Bengal State Congress president from 1970 to 1971. He is survived by wife Deepa, a Congress politician, and son Priyadeep.last_img read more

first_imgThe Madhya Pradesh government has given an “in principle” nod to translocate three pairs of tigers to Odisha’s Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR), an official said on Monday. The six tigers are likely to be translocated by March-end, as the All India Tiger Estimation (AITE) 2018 is currently under way in the State. According to the officer, the in-principle approval came after Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan agreed to the Odisha government’s request for translocation of the big cats. Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF), Wild Life, Jitendra Agrawal said the STR is left with only one pair of tigers, who have passed their average age. In the last few days, only one of the big cats was captured in cameras in the STR, he said. Acting on a letter written by the Odisha government, the National Tiger Conservation Authority’s (NTCA’s) technical committee at a recent meeting approved shifting of the tigers. Later, the M.P. government also decided to allow the translocation, which would help in increasing the number of the striped cats in the STR.Mr. Agrawal said the genetic make-up of tigers in STR was similar to that of the Bandhavgarh and Kanha Tiger Reserve in M.P. There has been evidences of a tiger corridor between M.P. and Odisha, he said. “It is expected that the tigers of M.P. would easily adopt new climate of Odisha,” he said. Mr. Agrawal said the officials and employees would be trained in the tiger release protocol.last_img read more

first_imgDhananjay Gope (27) alias Sudhir, a hardcore Maoist of south Odisha carrying a bounty of ₹5 lakh on his head, surrendered before the police on Sunday. He surrendered before Deputy Inspector General (DIG), south-west range, Himanshu Lal, at Sunabeda in Koraput district. According to police sources, he was involved in at least 14 cases of murder, several incidents of Maoist violence and exchanges of fire with security forces in Malkangiri district and its adjoining areas. His wife K. Laxmi, who was a Maoist with a ₹4 lakh reward on her head, had surrendered before Malkangiri Superintendent of Police Jagmohan Meena on May 24, 2018.Gope hails from Malkangiri district and had joined the outlawed CPI (Maoist) organisation in 2009 as a member of its Kalimela Dalam operating in his home district. He will be provided assistance under the rehabilitation scheme of the Odisha government for surrendered Maoistslast_img read more

first_imgSunil Chopra, a Delhi born and UK-based NRI, is the first person of Indian origin who went on to become the Mayor of London borough of Southwark. Now a councillor in Southwark and a Labour Party politician, Sunil Chopra, on his visit to India, spoke to The Sunday Guardian exclusively about his journey, Brexit and fugitive Indians who flee to the UK.Read it at Sunday Guardian Related Itemslast_img

first_imgStatistics released by the US Census Board last week show that immigrants (both legal and illegal) comprised nearly 14% of the US population.  Read it at Times of IndiaStatistics released by the US Census Board last week show th .. Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/65835044.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst Related Itemslast_img

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first_imgBUFFALO — Donald Trump remains in the running to buy the Buffalo Bills.And so are NHL Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula, a person close to the process confirmed Thursday night to The Associated Press while speaking on the condition of anonymity because the sale is supposed to be private.Michael Cohen, Trump’s executive vice president and special counsel, confirmed in an email to the AP that his boss was chosen to advance to the next round of bidding. Cohen said he was informed of the decision by Morgan Stanley, the banking firm overseeing the sale of the team for late owner Ralph Wilson’s estate.“Mr. Trump’s significant wealth, name recognition and real estate knowledge makes him a viable option,” Cohen said.Trump is bidding on his own after electing against being joined by partners. He is prepared to make an all-cash offer.Trump is proving to be serious in his efforts to buy the Bills, who are on the market after Wilson died in March. Trump was previously dismissed by critics as using the Bills’ sale as a publicity stunt.The Pegulas have been low-key throughout the sale process in regards to their interests in purchasing the Bills.The Bills most recently were valued by Forbes at $870 million but are expected to sell for at least $1 billion, partly because NFL teams rarely go on the market.Morgan Stanley’s selection of Trump and the Pegulas comes after prospective groups were asked to submit non-binding bids by Tuesday.A Toronto group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi was expected to submit a bid. It’s not known if that group has been selected to advance.The deadline Tuesday was regarded as a soft one, meaning other interested parties can still submit bids until a prospective owner is identified. The time, however, is growing shorter for outside groups to become involved.The next step is for groups who have been approved to advance is to meet with both Morgan Stanley and members of the estate to obtain the franchise’s financial information. Bills President Russ Brandon also is expected to make a presentation to prospective bidders.Once that is done in the coming weeks, groups will then be asked to submit formal bids. The bidding process is unsealed, meaning Wilson’s estate will have the ability to ask groups to increase their bids.Though no timetable has been established by Morgan Stanley, a prospective owner is could be identified by as early as Labor Day and presented to NFL owners for approval during league meetings in early October.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgAn extreme closeup of Brian Kelly wearing a Notre Dame hat and a head set.CHAPEL HILL, NC – OCTOBER 07: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish watches his team play against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the game at Kenan Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Notre Dame got waxed by Clemson in the Cotton Bowl on Saturday night. Fighting Irish fans, predictably, are upset. It doesn’t help that they’ve seen this before.Notre Dame has now lost its last eight New Year’s Six bowl games – and they’ve come by an average of over 20 points.SBNation tweeted a list of the games. The three most recent are this year’s Cotton Bowl vs. Clemson, the Fiesta Bowl vs. Ohio State a few year’s back and, of course, the 2012 BCS title game vs. Alabama.The streak goes back to 1994. It’s not amazing for fans.Notre Dame is now 0-8 in its last eight New Years Six bowl games with an average margin of defeat of 20.75 points.— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) December 30, 2018Notre Dame has lost EIGHT STRAIGHT big bowl games1. Fiesta Bowl ‘942. Orange Bowl ’95 3. Fiesta Bowl ‘004. Fiesta Bowl ‘055. Sugar Bowl ‘066. BCS Championship ’12 7. Fiesta Bowl ‘158. #CottonBowl ’18 https://t.co/64vZHnxsHO— SB Nation (@SBNation) December 30, 2018Clemson, meanwhile, will take on the winner of Oklahoma vs. Alabama in the national title game next week.Notre Dame has had shots at national titles twice in the 21st century – first against Alabama back in 2012 and this year. Both times the team finished 12-0, only to get crushed on the biggest stage.Brian Kelly will likely have to answer more questions from fans after another disappointing finish.last_img read more

As weapons continue to enter western Sudan’s strife-torn Darfur region while the Government also violates the arms embargo, a United Nations panel of sanctions experts has called on the authorities in neighbouring countries and others to crack down on unofficial shipments.The four-member panel also recommends in its illustrated report that the Security Council extend and strengthen its embargo and consider designating individuals against whom the sanctions should be applied.“It is clear that arms, especially small arms and ammunition, continue to enter Darfur from a number of countries and from other regions of the Sudan,” experts say in the report. During its investigation, the Panel determined that since the Security Council imposed an arms embargo on all non-governmental groups in 2004, the armed opposition Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) and Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) “have continued to receive arms, ammunition and/or equipment from Chad, Eritrea, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, non-governmental groups and other unknown sources.”It cited reports, too, that the two groups receive financial, political and other material support from neighbouring countries, including Libya, Chad and Eritrea, but was unable to determine whether material support for Darfur from the three countries was official, or “the independent actions of Government officials.” But the experts did assert that the Governments of Chad and Libya could do more to prevent the violations. Moreover, “the Panel judges that the Government of Eritrea has provided, and probably continues to provide, arms, logistical support, military training and political support to both JEM and the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA). Training of JEM and SLA has reportedly occurred at a number of camps in Eritrea on the Eritrea-Sudan border.”The southern Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) provided training and supplied arms and ammunition to SLM/A, but apparently stopped when it became obvious that its own negotiations on the Comprehensive Peace Agreement with the Government would be finalized. Nonetheless, “there are credible allegations of continued low-level smuggling of weapons and ammunition from southern Sudan into Darfur.”On the Government side, “troops with their weapons being withdrawn from southern Sudan in fulfilment of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement are being transferred to Darfur,” the panel says.In that regard, the African Union (AU) has reported suspicious, unannounced, night-time aircraft landings and departures at El-Fasher and Nyala airports, when they are officially closed and inaccessible to AU monitors, as well as suspicious activities at the airstrip of Tine, according to the report.The Government of the Sudan has reintroduced at least six Mi-24 attack helicopters into Darfur and has used two of them at least once, it adds.Meanwhile, the African Union peacekeeping mission (AMIS) has expressed concern that the Government recently imported certain white aircraft and vehicles into Darfur that could be mistaken for white transport belonging either to AMIS or to UN and other humanitarian agencies, the experts say.The Panel of Experts was set up to help monitor the implementation of the arms embargo imposed by two Council resolutions; inform the Committee about individuals who impede the peace process, violate international law or are responsible for offensive military overflights: monitor the implementation of targeted individual financial and travel sanctions; and develop new recommendations to present to the Security Council. read more

first_imgStock exchange systems around the world rely on computers and their ability to handle orders quickly, and more importantly, correctly. However, on Wednesday the Stockholm Stock Exchange was brought to a grinding halt by an order for -6 futures (which could be an order for stocks, bonds, or currency, for example).That’s clearly a mistake on someone’s part, but surely the stock exchange system should have been able to cope, and why did it cause such a big problem?My understanding of it is this: the reason boils down to how the system reacts to a negative number. It will attempt to convert -6 into a positive number it can then use to trade with. The problem is, -6 gets changed to 4,294,967,290 when converted to an unsigned integer. So rather than carrying out the intended 6 futures purchase, the stock exchange tried to buy 4,294,967,290 futures. Each of those apparently had a value of $107,000, meaning the cost of the transaction to the buyer would be about $460 trillion. That’s many times the gross domestic product of Sweden, so it’s not surprising the exchange couldn’t handle it.The stock exchange managed to get back online a day later on Thursday, with the problem being described as a technical error. But this just goes to show, while we rely on c0omputers heavily, it only takes the simplest of errors to break them. In this case, the development team that created the stock exchange software will be red-faced this week, and a software update is no doubt in the works to handle negative orders properly in future.More at SvD Naringsliv (translated) and the Hacker News discussionlast_img read more

first_imgDes scientifiques recréent le Big Bang en laboratoireSelon la BBC, des scientifiques affirment avoir recréé un mini Big Bang en utilisant le plus grand accélérateur de particules du monde. Dans un tunnel sous terrain près de Genève, en Suisse, l’Organisation européenne pour la recherche nucléaire (le Cern), s’est servie du Grand collisionneur de Hadron, LHC, qui avait coûté 10 milliards de dollars (7,2 milliards d’euros). Son objectif ? En savoir plus sur le plasma qui a formé l’univers une fraction de secondes après le Big Bang, il y a 13,7 milliards d’années.L’expérience a mené aux plus hautes densités et températures jamais créées par des scientifiques, ainsi qu’une matière jamais observée sur Terre auparavant, selon le Telegraph. Elle a ainsi permis d’obtenir une température “un million de fois plus élevée” que celle que l’on retrouve au centre du soleil.”A ces températures, même les protons et neutrons fondent, résultant en un mélange dense et très chaud de quarks (constituants élémentaires de la matière) et gluons (qui confinent les quarks en les liant)”, a expliqué à la BBC le chercheur David Evans de l’Université de Birmingham. Le 9 novembre 2010 à 11:26 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_img20.000 bébés suivis de la naissance à l’âge adulteL’Inserm et l’Ined lanceront fin mars une étude à très long terme sur près de 20.000 bébés nés en 2011. En les suivant de la naissance à l’âge adulte, ils observeront l’impact qu’ont l’environnement, la famille et les conditions de vie sur le développement et la santé des enfants.C’est une première en France. Les chercheurs de l’Inserm (Institut nationale de la santé et de la recherche médicale) et ceux de l’Ined (Institut d’études démographiques) s’apprêtent à lancer une étude à très long terme sur 20.000 bébés nés en 2011. Mentionné jeudi dans Population et Sociétés, le bulletin d’informations de l’INED, le projet a été baptisé ELFE pour “Etude longitudinale française depuis l’enfance” et débutera fin mars. À lire aussiUne femme donne naissance à un bébé cyclope en EgyptePendant près de 20 ans, les chercheurs suivront le développement et la santé des nourrissons de la naissance à l’âge adulte. Ceci afin d’étudier comment l’environnement, la famille et les conditions de vie influencent ces deux paramètres. Ainsi, dès les premiers jours qui suivent l’accouchement, les nouveaux-nés seront examinés et toutes les mères seront questionnées sur le déroulement de leur grossesse, leur alimentation, etc. Les parents seront de nouveau interrogés deux mois plus tard puis aux premier et deuxième anniversaires de l’enfant. Une fréquence d’observations qui diminuera à partir de trois ans. Un suivi très complet De grande envergure, l’étude s’intéressera à une multitude de facteurs aussi variés que : l’exposition aux conditions environnementales, les comportements alimentaires, la situation sociale, les évènements familiaux, le cursus scolaire ou encore les relations aux médias et nouvelles technologies. Le projet permettra donc par exemple d’en savoir davantage sur l’impact aujourd’hui en question des phtalates, bisphénol A, pesticides et autres polluants de l’environnement. D’après l’Ined, des premiers résultats de cette étude totalement inédite en France, pourront être publiés “dès début 2013”.Le 24 février 2011 à 12:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_img Bees have been mysteriously disappearing for two decades.And while that may be great news for those sensitive to stings, a world without pollinators could be devastating for food production—and, in turn, Walmart’s profits.“Without insect pollination, about one third of the crops we eat would have to be pollinated by other means, or they would produce significantly less food,” according to bee advocate Greenpeace International.Which is why Walmart in 2017 filed a patent for autonomous robot bees pollination drones—a more efficient method of fertilizing crops than blanket spraying.The copyright, recently approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, describes unmanned vehicles as applicators and detectors, configured to collect pollen from one flower and apply it to another or verify the successful transfer.This is just one of six patents targeting farm automation, according to CB Insights, which first reported the news last week. Additional applications propose using drones to identify pests attacking crops, monitor crop damage, and spray pesticides.Drones, for example, could help identify irritants and shoot targeted sprays of pesticides, CB Insights said. Or simply fly around to shoo off birds—like next-generation “scarecrows or shiny devices,” the patent suggested.“We’re always thinking about new concepts and ways that will help us further enhance how we serve customers, but we don’t have any further details to share on these patents at this time,” a Walmart spokeswoman told Geek in an emailed statement.The retail giant is no stranger to technology: In 2016, it partnered with Five Elements Robotics to create a shopping cart android—a personal bot to follow you around and carry your groceries from aisle to checkout.Last autumn, Walmart introduced a new robotic inventory specialist to scan shelves for issues like blank spaces from sold-out items, incorrect or missing price tags, or misplaced items.Harvard University researchers, meanwhile, have long been developing autonomously flying microbots for use in agriculture. Their so-called RoboBees can fly, stick to walls, and dive into and out of water.Want to support ecological farming and help protect pollinators? Greenpeace suggests buying regional and organic food, avoiding the use of pesticides in your garden, and planting bee-friendly organic flowers.Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 1:50 p.m. Eastern with comment from Walmart. Stay on target NYPD Removes 25,000 Bees From Staten Island Ferry TerminalTruck Crashes While Hauling 130 Million Bees center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

first_imgTAMARAC, Fla. (WSVN) — Officials worked to put of an apartment fire in Tamarac.7 Skyforce HD flew over the scene near Granville Drive and Northwest 75th Street, Thursday afternoon.According to firefighters, rolls of tar paper on the roof caught fire.The building’s residents were forced to evacuate, but no one was hurt.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_img(WSVN) – People in Miami-Dade and Broward County voted to pass two referendums that will raise revenue for some long awaited improvements to public education and public transportation, respectively.In Miami-Dade, voters approved a property tax hike to increase teacher pay and strengthen school security.Property owners will soon see a tax increase of $75 for every $100,000 in assessed taxable value. About $232 million will be collected by July 2019.The measure passed with 71.10 percent of voters saying “Yes.”Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho reacted to the victory. “It is the community essence saying and expressing its gratitude for unmatched results in terms of academic achievement,” he said. “Two years in a row with no ‘F’ schools, first time ever ‘A’ rated designation given to Miami-Dade, either number one or two in the country, depending on the year in college board advanced placement performance – why wouldn’t the people approve? So I’m here first and foremost to say thank you to the community.”Meanwhile in Broward County, voters decided on a sales tax increase for transportation improvements, including building wider roads and adding buses and bus routes.The county’s tax will increase January 1, from .06 cents to .07 cents for every dollar of taxable goods purchased. The item was a clear victory with 60.4 percent of voters approving.Voters had defeated previous attempts to pass the referendum in 2016, 2006 and 1990.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_img Email News Pieces Of Woodstock’s Original Wooden Stage Are Now Collectibles Steve Gold followed his personal memories to track down the actual boards trodden by Joan Baez, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, and many morePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Mar 21, 2019 – 12:59 pm After history was made by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Who, and the rest of the original 1969 Woodstock Festival performers in August 1969, 15-year-old festivalgoer Steve Gold helped his girlfriend’s dad move much of the wood on stage to a nearby bungalow colony. Now an experienced music entrepreneur, Gold rediscovered the abandoned boards that had supported the feet of the music legends as they made rock history. The pieces are now being offered as varied, collectible mementos under the banner “Peace of Woodstock Stage.”Gold began the search two years ago. The plywood was located and brought to Wood Science Consulting for authentication, and the manufacturer’s logo, Weyerhaeuser, as well as distinctive paint patterns confirmed they were genuine. “Whether you are a rock and roller like me,” said Gold, “who was there or who lived through it, a Millennial who continues to be influenced by the music and artists who headlined the show, or you are somewhere in between, you can now own a piece of what is the most iconic work of construction in the annals of music.” https://twitter.com/Woodstockstage/status/1108411755363885056 Pieces Of Original Woodstock Stage Now For Sale pieces-woodstocks-original-wooden-stage-are-now-collectibles Twitter Facebook Details of the varied collectible formats are at the Peace of Woodstock Stage website, including peace-sign pendants, a framed plaque and a desktop cube, with solid plywood pieces and a letter of authenticity from Wood Science Consulting. On the most affordable end, two-ounce bottles of sawdust will be put on sale for $19.95 — dubbed “Stardust” after the line in Joni Mitchell’s song “Woodstock” where she sang, “We are stardust.” A portion of the proceeds will benefit charities helping Vietnam veterans, the homeless and gun-reform advocacy.Woodstock 50 Performers: Jay-Z, The Killers, Miley Cyrus & More AnnouncedRead morelast_img read more

first_imgTirupati: Lauding the works of famous writer Malathi Chandur, the head of Telugu Department in Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (SPMVV) Prof K Madhu Jyothi has said that the department has taken over the responsibility of preserving her writings for future generations. Malati Chandur has always strived for the good in the society and her writings reflect this nature. She not only contributed several novel and ideal writings but practiced the ideals throughout her life. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us While speaking at Malathi Chandur Memorial Endowment Lecture organised by Department of Telugu of SPMVV on Wednesday, she said that Malathi has always batted for social change which was evident from her writings. The Dean of School of Social Sciences Prof K Murugaiah has remembered that both Malathi and great actress Suryakantham have got Doctorate degrees at the same time. She has contributed several novels, stories, speeches and other works which are quite interesting at all times and attributed all credit to her husband, he said. Also Read – Quarry checks bring down granite production Advertise With Us On this occasion, essay writing competition on Malathi Chandur’s literary works was held and distribute prizes to winners. Prof G Aruna Kumari, Y Ramakrishna, Prof Madabhushi Sampath Kumar, Prof N Munirathnamma and Dr D Yuvasri also spoke on the occasion. Dr Y Subhashini, Dr B Lakshmi Priya, faculty of the Varsity, students and research scholars took part in the programme.last_img read more

first_imgHuzurabad: The Huzurabad Area Hospital created a history by conducting a massive blood donation camp under supervision of hospital superintendent Dr V Ravi Praveen Reddy here at the hospital in Huzurabad on Saturday. As many as 119 persons donated their blood during the camp which included journalists, political leaders and other eminent personalities and dignitaries of Huzurabad town. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us Hospital superintendent Dr V Ravi Praveen Reddy donated the blood for the 30th time, Jammikunta Area Hospital Superintendent Dr Anitha Reddy donated the blood for 4th time along with the seven councillors, and five journalists, representatives of various people’s organisations and hospital staff. Huzurabad Municipal chairperson Manda Uma, ZPTC Bakka Reddy, District Medical and Health Officer Dr Ram Mohan Rao and Deputy DM&HO Dr Rajamouli and District Coordinator Nagendar also participated in the blood donation camp. The blood bonation camp was held under the supervision of ICTC Sujatha, Nirmala, Nishanth, Kiran, Saraiah, Shankar, Yellaiah, Anitha and John.last_img read more

first_imgIndia’s second largest IT software services company Infosys is being questioned for re-appointing an independent director (Prof Jeffrey Lehman) for a third term, going against the spirit of corporate governance norms. The Bengaluru-based IT software services company proposed the appointment of Prof Jeffrey Lehman as independent director for a two-year term last month. Lehman has already served on the company’s board for nine years. This is being seen as going against the spirit of corporate governance norms as stipulated in the Companies Act 2013 that restricts the tenure of independent directors at 10 years. The Companies Act 2013 begins counting a director’s tenure from when the Act came into force (April 1, 2014). The proposed Infosys resolution had prompted proxy advisory firm Institutional Investor Advisory Services (IiAS) to advise shareholders to vote against the resolution seeking to reappoint Lehman for a third term that would have extended his total tenure in the company beyond 10 years. Infosys justified its decision saying the reappointment was “in compliance with the requirements of the Companies Act and SEBI regulations,” in a filing to the BSE March 22.IiAS responded by saying Lehman’s long tenure on Infosys board removes the “independent” tag from his designation.”Our contention was that the Prof Lehman’s tenure on the board will cross 10 years in April 2016, and therefore, he must not be categorised as an independent director,” it said. IiAS quoted a relevant provision of the Act in support of its argument.” The Companies Act 2013 has set independent directors’ tenure at a maximum of 10 years (2 consecutive terms of 5 years each).” Infosys — co-founded by N R Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilakeni, Kris Gopalakrishnan, S D Shibulal, N S Raghavan, K Dinesh and Ashok Arora — is seeking to appoint Lehman for a short tenure of two years and the company said he “brings to the Board unique and invaluable inputs bridging between past and current perspectives.” Infosys has recently recommended extending MD & CEO Vishal Sikka’s tenure till March 2021.last_img read more

first_imgA 19-member delegation of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States calls on state minister for foreign affairs Md Shahriar Alam at the ministry in Dhaka. UNB File PhotoA 19-member delegation of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) on Wednesday called for the sustainable return of Rohingyas as the delegation completed a three-day visit to Bangladesh.The delegation members on Wednesday visited Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar district to observe firsthand the situation of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar, reports UNB.They called upon all the PUIC member parliaments to continue their efforts together with those of the international community and the UN in order to ensure sustainable return of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas to their ancestral homeland in Rakhine State in safety, security, dignity, and with full right of citizenship.Learning about the dire circumstances which forced the Rohingyas to flee their homeland, the delegation condemned the systematic brutal acts committed by the Myanmar forces against this community.They assured Bangladesh of taking up the issue with their respective parliaments, said the foreign ministry.During their visit, the delegation met speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and took a tour of the Bangladesh parliament.They also met state minister for foreign affairs Md Shahriar Alam at the ministry.The delegation included PUIC secretary general professor Mahmud Erol Klilic and the members of parliament from six member states of PUIC — Algeria, Iran, Malaysia, Morocco, Sudan and Turkey.The PUIC delegation visited Bangladesh following a decision of the 13th PUIC Conference in Tehran in January 2018, which mandated the member states to visit Rohingya camps in Bangladesh to take stock of their condition and consider the possibility of extending humanitarian aid to the displaced.The 45th OIC CFM held in Dhaka in May this year garnered special attention and solidarity of the largest association of Muslim countries on the Rohingya issue.last_img read more