Dont give nod for Siruvani-EIA in future too: DMDK

first_imgChennai, Nov 3 (PTI) DMDK today urged the Centre not to give its consent for conducting Environmental Impact Assessment study by Kerala for the proposed dam on Siruvani river. Party chief Vijayakanth said the central government which has put the EIA in abeyance should not give consent for it “permanently,” adding such a move would be beneficial to farmers and public in Tamil Nadu. Hailing the Centre for its decision to put on hold the recommendation to carry out an EIA study for the project, he said it was a victory for the Tamil Nadu people. “This is a victory for the Tamil Nadu people and agitations held by our party,” he said in a statement. He urged the Centre to set up the Cauvery Management Board and take steps to allow the traditional bull taming sport “Jallikattu.” Vijayakanth has written a letter to the Centre thanking it for its move on Siruvani, the statement said. The Centre had informed Tamil Nadu yesterday about its decision to keep in abeyance its nod for an EIA by Kerala on Siruvani river. PTI VGN RC RTlast_img read more

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De Jong A little luck could help Ajax defeat Real Madrid

first_imgAjax star Frenkie de Jong is hopeful that with a “little luck” they can cause an upset against Real Madrid in the Champions League.De Godenzonen have been drawn to face reigning champions Real in the last-16 of the Champions League, with the first leg to take place in Amsterdam on Wednesday.This young and inexperienced Ajax team, who boast an average age of 23 years old, are not expected to prevail against 13-time winners Real over a two-legged tie.In fact, Ajax haven’t even made it to the quarter-final of the Champions League in 16 years and the last time they won the competition came in 1995.But De Jong is refusing to rule out an upset against Los Blancos, who are chasing a fourth successive European title this season.“Our upcoming opponent is Real Madrid, a team that is starting to come in,” De Jong told Het Kontakt.“I’m not going to say that we’re going to win the cup. We’ll see it from round to round.“Real in the last five year, have won the Champions League four times, and they are favourites. But if we have a little luck, we are not hopeless.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“Apart from a few pains, I feel great fit. It makes a difference that we have a very good team and that every individual player also knows this.”Although Ajax have proven they are no pushovers when it comes to facing Europe’s elite in a match after claiming a thrilling 3-3 draw against Bayern Munich in the group stages this term.Erik ten Hag’s side are also going strong in the Eredivisie this season in second-place and five points off leaders PSV Eindhoven after winning 16 of their opening 20 games.For De Jong, on the other hand, this two-legged tie against Real represents a great opportunity for him to impress his new employers Barcelona against their great rivals.The 21-year-old midfielder will arrival at Camp Nou in July after a €75m deal along with €11m in bonuses was agreed on between Ajax and Barcelona.✖️ HISTORY✖️ IN✖️ GOALS!#heraja pic.twitter.com/QmcS9lVFtc— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) February 7, 2019last_img read more

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Judge blocks Californias highcapacity ammunition ban

first_img AP, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — High-capacity gun magazines will remain legal in California under a ruling Friday by a federal judge who cited home invasions where a woman used the extra bullets in her weapon to kill an attacker while in two other cases women without additional ammunition ran out of bullets.“Individual liberty and freedom are not outmoded concepts,” San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez wrote as he declared unconstitutional the law that would have banned possessing any magazines holding more than 10 bullets.California law has prohibited buying or selling such magazines since 2000, but those who had them before then were allowed to keep them.In 2016, the Legislature and voters approved a law removing that provision. The California arm of the National Rifle Association sued and Benitez sided with the group’s argument that banning the magazines infringes on the Second Amendment right to bear arms.Benitez had temporarily blocked the law from taking effect with a 2017 ruling.In this Oct. 3, 2013, file photo, a custom-made semi-automatic hunting rifle with a high-capacity detachable magazine is displayed at a gun store in Rocklin, Calif. Such magazines enable a shooter to fire to fire 30, 50 or even 100 bullets before having to reload. They have been used in previous mass shooting and are under scrutiny again after the Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, massacre in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)Chuck Michel, an attorney for the NRA and the California Rifle & Pistol Association, said the judge’s latest ruling may go much farther by striking down the entire ban, allowing individuals to legally acquire high-capacity magazines for the first time in nearly two decades.“We’re still digesting the opinion but it appears to us that he struck down both the latest ban on possessing by those who are grandfathered in, but also said that everyone has a right to acquire one,” Michel said.Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement that his office is “committed to defending California’s common sense gun laws” and is reviewing the decision and evaluating its next steps.The goal of the California law is to deter mass-shootings, with Becerra previously listing as an example the terrorist assault that killed 14 and injured 22 in San Bernardino.Benitez, an appointee of Republican President George W. Bush, called such shootings “exceedingly rare” while emphasizing the everyday robberies, rapes and murders he said might be countered with firearms.The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, named after a former congresswoman who survived a mass shooting, is also still evaluating whether the decision applies more broadly, said staff attorney Ari Freilich.But Freilich predicted the “extreme outlier decision” will be overturned on appeal and criticized a judge “so deeply out of touch that he believes mass shootings are a ‘very small’ problem in this country.”Becerra previously said similar Second Amendment challenges have been repeatedly rejected by other courts, with at least seven other states and 11 local governments already restricting the possession or sale of large-capacity magazines. The conflicting decisions may ultimately be sorted out by the U.S. Supreme Court.Benitez ruled that magazines holding more than 10 rounds are “arms” under the U.S. Constitution, and that the California law “burdens the core of the Second Amendment by criminalizing the acquisition and possession of these magazines that are commonly held by law-abiding citizens for defense of self, home, and state.”Benitez described three home invasions, two of which ended with the female victims running out of bullets.In the third case, the pajama-clad woman with a high-capacity magazine took on three armed intruders, firing at them while simultaneously calling for help on her phone.“She had no place to carry an extra magazine and no way to reload because her left hand held the phone with which she was still trying to call 911,” the judge wrote, saying she killed one attacker while two escaped.The magazine ban was included in 2016 legislation that voters strengthened with their approval of Proposition 63, which was championed by then-Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.In a statement, Newsom criticized the judge’s ruling.“This District Court Judge’s failure to uphold a ban on high-capacity magazines is indefensible, dangerous for our communities and contradicts well-established case law,” the governor said. “I strongly disagree with the court’s assessment that ‘the problem of mass shootings is very small.’ Our commitment to public safety and defending common sense gun safety laws remains steadfast.” AP Posted: April 1, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics Updated: 10:22 PM April 1, 2019 Judge blocks California’s high-capacity ammunition ban FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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CPIM decides to not field candidates in constituencies where Cong had won

first_imgKolkata: CPI(M) will not field candidates in the constituencies from where Congress candidates had won in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. This was decided at the two-day Central Committee meeting of CPI(M) in Delhi on Monday. In the 2014 Parliament election, Congress had won in four seats. Adhir Chowdhury and Abhijit Mukherjee had won from Baharampur and Jangipur seats in Murshidabad, while A H A Khan Chowdhury and Mausam Noor had been elected from Malda. Mausam has recently joined Trinamool Congress and is likely to be Trinamool’s candidate from Malda in the forthcoming election. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseHowever, CPI(M) is not ready to give up the Raigunj and Murshidabad seats, from where party candidates Mohammed Salim and Badaruddoza Khan had won in 2014. Salim and Khan had won by around 1,600 votes and 18,000 votes respectively. WBPCC leaders said that the party was strong in both these constituencies and their claims should not be overruled. WBPCC president Somen Mitra has said that CPI(M) should formally approach Congress to ink the alliance. The Left Front is meeting on March 8 to finalise the other seats. The Central Committee of the party maintained that a united India has taken a stand against terrorism. Instead of strengthening this, the post-Pulwama developments are seeing orchestrated efforts by the BJP and Sangh Parivar outfits to rouse jingoistic nationalism, it stated.last_img read more

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