SAD plans protest against distortion of history

first_imgShiromani Akali Dal president (SAD) Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said the party would start a “struggle”’ against the ruling Congress government for allegedly distorting history related to the Sikh faith and Sikh gurus by misrepresenting facts through the newly released chapters of the Class XII history book of the Punjab School Education Board.“We would start the struggle to force the Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh and the Congress government in the State to apologise to the ‘Khalsa Panth’ for repeatedly and deliberately insulting the Sikh Guru Sahiban,” he said.Mr. Badal said a 48-hour long protest “”=dharna” would commence in Amritsar on November 1. “I will sit for the first 24 hours and then the SGPC chief Jathedar Gobind Singh Longowal would sit for the next 24 hours,” said Mr.Badal.He said the next phase of the “’struggle”’ would be announced at the conclusion of the “dharna” in case the Congress government did not apologise.Mr. Badal asked for exemplary punishment to all those responsible for casting insults against the great Gurus through blasphemous versions of history. “Mere withdrawal of the repeatedly sacrilegious text-books was not enough to atone for the grave sin of casting insults against the great Gurus,” he added.last_img read more

Harbhajan offers Rs 1 lakh for national athlete who lost leg

first_imgIndia off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has offered monetary help of Rs 1 lakh to national level football and volleyball player Arunima Sinha who lost her leg after being thrown out of a running train by robbers near Bareilly.Harbhajan, who played a crucial role in India’s triumph in the World Cup which India won after 28 years, had some encouraging words for Arunima.”I got to know this news through a friend and I really feel for the young girl. Her life is ahead of her and as a sportsman, it’s our responsibility to help her.”I would like to tell Arunima that she should not lose heart and champions like her will overcome all the obstacles.I offer this small token of help and wish her all the very best in life,” Harbhajan said.Earlier, Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh too came in support of Arunima, offering her Rs 1 lakh.”It is really unfortunate and tragic with what has happened to Arunima. She must be brave sportsperson who came forward to fight against robbery. I know the loss is irreparable, but I would like to offer her this little contribution on of one lakh rupees,” he had in a statement issued by ‘Yuvraj Singh Foundation’.Arunima alias Sonu lost her leg after she was pushed out of the Padmavat Express near Bareilly on Monday night by three men trying to snatch her gold chain when she was travelling to Delhi to appear for a CISF examination.As she lay on the tracks, another train ran over her left leg. She had fractures on her right leg and also suffered head injuries.advertisementRailways has offered her a job while sports minister Ajay Maken announced Rs 2 lakh medical compensation and an immediate ex-gratia of Rs 25,000.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Sadio Mane responds to Real Madrid rumours

first_imgLiverpool striker Sadio Mane revealed that he paid very little notice of rumours linking him with Real Madrid before signing a new contract in November.The Senegal international had been linked with a surprise transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu following a strong campaign at Liverpool last season amid prolonged talks over a new deal at Anfield.Mane finally put an end to these rumours by signing his contract in November that will see him remain at Liverpool until 2023.The 26-year-old followed in the footsteps of his strike partners Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in committing his long-future to the Reds.And Mane has now revealed that talk over a switch to Real was never something he took seriously while negotiating his contract.“Speculation is part of football,” Mane told World Soccer. “You just learn to live with it and not to take it too seriously.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“All I can say is that my only concern is Liverpool. Mo, Bobby… it seemed like everyone was signing contracts and they were saying: ‘Hey Sadio, when are you going to sign?’. I said to each of them: ‘Don’t worry bro, I will sign.’“And what did I do? I signed… so they are pleased now!“I’m very happy here and I think people are happy with me too. We want to write our names alongside the many great ones in the story of this club. Hopefully, it’s the beginning of something special.”Mane joined Liverpool in the summer of 2016 from Southampton in a £34m deal and he’s since gone on to manage 43 goals and 20 assists in 101 appearances across all competitions.The Senegalese forward has played a vital role in Liverpool’s climb up to the top of the Premier League this term with nine goals in 21 games and will hope to continue his fine form for the remainder of the campaign as the Reds chase a first league title since 1990.last_img read more

Partha urges people to attend office keep shops open on Sept 10

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee has urged shop owners to keep shops and markets open and people to attend office on the day of Bharat Bandh on September 10, as Trinamool Congress by principle is against calling bandhs to voice protest.Congress has called the Bharat Bandh to protest against the sharp rise in the price of petroleum products.”We support the cause but oppose the bandh. Trinamool Congress is against calling bandhs as it believes that man-days should not be wasted by calling strikes,” he said, adding: “We should remember that 80 lakh man-days were lost during the time of the previous government.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that the state government has issued a memorandum in this regard, stating that all government offices will remain open on September 10 and employees will have to report for duty as usual or face a pay cut.He said there will be a rally to protest against the hike in the price of petroleum products by the Centre, from Moulali to Dorina Crossing on September 10. Trinamool Congress leaders and workers will take part in the rally. In the districts, rallies and street corner meetings will be held on that day. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedWithout naming CPI(M), Chatterjee said for over three decades, Bengal’s work culture had been destroyed due to bandhs and strikes. Bandhs were called without any rhyme or reason. Business was also badly affected as a result.He said after coming to power in 2011, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has tried her best to restore the financial health of Bengal. Schemes were taken up and Bengal has made tremendous progress. “Under such a situation we are not going to bring back the older days and bring back the culture of wasting man-days.” Chatterjee said it was Mamata Banerjee who had raised her voice against the Centre. “The government at the Centre is a corrupt government and absolutely shameless,” he said.It may be mentioned that Trinamool Congress workers had earlier staged agitation at different places on September 3 against the skyrocketing fuel prices. On August 31, Mamata Banerjee had tweeted: “Rupee suffering from low fever. Petrol and Diesel prices highest ever. Foreign Exchange Reserves have fallen by $21.84 Billion between March end and August 3. Current Account Deficit is moving up towards 2.8 percent of GDP.”last_img read more

Create your own private fam with discounted offers from Saint Lucia

first_imgCreate your own private fam with discounted offers from Saint Lucia Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Posted by Travelweek Group Tags: FAM, Saint Luciacenter_img Share << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — As part of its Saint Lucia Agent Months program, the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has unveiled exclusive discounted rates and offers for travel agents in 2019.The offers, which include up to 50% off on hotels, ground transportation, meals, tours and activities, invite agents to experience more of the destination during their personal vacations through Nov. 30.“We are deeply appreciative of the tremendous value travel advisors bring to consumers and Saint Lucia, which is why we are thrilled to recognize their continued support and loyalty with this rewarding program,” said Kelly Fontenelle, Director of Marketing, USA for the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority. “Travel advisors are an integral part of our industry, and during Saint Lucia Agent Months they can take advantage of incredible deals and discounts during their own personal vacations in order to fully immerse themselves in the destination and experience all we have to offer their clients.”Sample offers include (prices in USD):More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reported• Anse Chastanet: Rates starting at $185 per person daily (double occupancy) and include breakfast, dinner and all tax/service charges• Bay Gardens Marina Haven: Bed & Breakfast Meal Plan $60 per night and All-Inclusive Meal Plan $150 per night• Caille Blanc Villa: 35% off rack rates, daily buffet breakfast, free transfers and welcome cocktail• Calabash Cove: All-inclusive nightly rates of $250 (double) for up to five nights; additional nights 20% off published rates• Marigot Bay Resort Spa and Marina: $99 per night for up to three nights (single or double) with full daily breakfast plus taxes and service charge; additional nights 50% off published rates• WestJet: Travel agents and one companion receive 50% to 75% off regular published fares, plus taxes and feesThe following hotels, tour companies, attractions and airlines are participating in Saint Lucia Agent Months: • Hotels: Anse Chastanet, Bay Gardens Resorts, Bel Jou, BodyHoliday, Caille Blanc Villa, Calabash Cove Resort & Spa, Casa Del Vega, Coco Palm, Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, Jade Mountain, La Dauphine Estate, Marigot Bay Resort Spa and Marina, Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort, Oasis Marigot, Samfi Gardens, Sandals Resorts, Sugar Beach – A Viceroy Resort, Ti Kaye Resort & Spa and Villa Beach Cottages• Tour companies and attractions: Barefoot Holidays St. Lucia, CHI Shuttles, Diamond Botanical Gardens & Waterfall, Holiday Adventures, Jus Sail, Rainforest Adventures and Sea Spray Cruises• Airline: WestJetMore news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsTravel agents can contact the hotel or tour operator directly to make arrangement before notifying their Saint Lucia Tourism Authority trade manager of the intended travel dates, as well as their preferred dates for their private fam trip. The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority will then create an itinerary, confirm the hotel site inspections and coordinate ground transportation.For the full list of offers and further information go to ww.stlucia.org/travel-trade.last_img read more