4,327 Kashmiris get a reprieve

first_imgThe Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday withdrew cases against 4,327 youths, mainly first-time stone-throwers involved in 744 cases of disturbing law and order in the past one year.Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti announced the decision after a high-powered committee, headed by Director-General of Police S.P. Vaid, submitted its report to her in Jammu.Regular monitoringAn official spokesman said cases against these youths stood withdrawn. “The DGP has been asked to regularly monitor the progress in the matter and furnish a fortnightly report,” reads the communication from the Home Department to the DGP. An official spokesman said the decision “marks the revival of the process of withdrawal of cases started by Ms. Mufti immediately after taking over last year”.In the past, the Mufti government set a process of reviewing cases against youths involved in incidents from 2008 to 2014. “The process, unfortunately, got disrupted due to the continued violence and unrest in the latter part of last year,” the spokesman said.A total of 848 cases, involving 4,957 youths, had been withdrawn since last year. “She [the Chief Minister] is committed to withdrawing cases against youths found ‘not involved in heinous crimes’,” said the spokesman.The release of first-time stone-throwers was also recommended by the Government of India’s Special Representative on J&K, Dineshwar Sharma, who completed his first visit in the second week of November. He later made a presentation before the Union Home Ministry in Delhi.“The decision is a ray of hope for these young boys and their families. It is an opportunity for them to rebuild their lives,” Ms. Mufti said. She hoped the decision would help in creating “a positive and conciliatory atmosphere” in the State.last_img read more

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We are not clicking as an eleven: RR coach Paddy Upton after defeat vs KXIP

first_imgRajasthan Royals head coach Paddy Upton feels the inability to pick the right combination is the reason for his side’s below-par performance this season.Rajasthan Royals suffered their sixth loss of the season at the hands of Kings XI Punjab. They are currently placed at the penultimate spot on the points table with four points from eight games.”We are not quite clicking as an eleven and that is costing us. You can’t always have all eleven players in-form all the time. You want to give people a chance to settle into their roles to find their feet,” Upton said after the 12-run loss to KXIP on Tuesday.”We kept the team pretty consistent for a long time, but it wasn’t quite clicking in some of the areas. We need to make some changes to search for that right combination. Every game we are falling just a little bit short either with one or two overs with the ball or with the bat.”Reflecting on the disappointing loss to KXIP, Upton said both Ravichandran Ashwin and Murugan Ashwin did well to restrict the Rajasthan batsmen which swung the match in the Kings’ favour.”The two Ashwins (R Ashwin and M Ashwin) bowled really nicely. Although the batsmen did attack, they either did not find the gaps and we didn’t find the boundaries, that’s where advantage swung from our favour to Kings XI favour,” he said.”There were a few errors by the bowlers. We got into the wrong areas. We gave away five boundaries more than what we should have. They were little bit of freebies rather than making the batsman really work for them.”advertisementThe South African also heaped praise on pacer Jofra Archer for his consistent performance throughout the season.”Jofra is a highly skilled bowler. The way he is able to structure the six balls he bowls, he just seems to know what to bowl at what time and his execution is awesome. He really is one player in our team who has delivered in every game, he has been exceptional,” Upton said.With the world cup looming several overseas players are expected to join their national camps, leaving IPL mid way. For Rajasthan, key players including Englishmen Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes, Australian Steve Smith will be returning home early.”We knew that we are going to be losing players. We have got nice replacements, we have got Oshane Thomas waiting in the wings should Jofra Archer go.”When Buttler goes, we have got Liam Livingstone. We are quite comfortable that we are not going to be left with big gaping holes, certainly with the foreign internationals.Also Read | IPL 2019: KL Rahul, R Ashwin shine as KXIP beat RR to move into top-4Also Read | Losing wickets in clumps cost us: RR captain Ajinkya Rahane after KXIP lossAlso Read | 7 first-timers, 2 World Cup-winners in India’s World Cup 2019 squadAlso Watch | India name 15-man squad for 2019 Cricket World Cuplast_img read more

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February 27 2017The 2017 Canal Convergence at the

first_imgFebruary 27, 2017The 2017 Canal Convergence at the Paolo Soleri bridge and plaza in Scottsdale, Arizona, took place this last week-end. Here are some photos taken by Mary Hoadley,see the following link for more details of this beautiful event.Here links to some of the past events at the Soleri bridge and plaza.Cosanti and Arcosanti information table at the event. Here are two links to another event at the Soleri Bridge and Plaza in Scottsdale, the Soleri Vernal Equinox Event – PICNIC WITH A FISH which took place on Saturday, March 24. 2012.Picnic with a Fishlast_img read more

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Rep Hauck votes to support veterans service clubs

first_img Categories: Hauck News,News Legislation upholds time-honored tradition 07Mar Rep. Hauck votes to support veterans, service clubscenter_img State Rep. Roger Hauck today voted for legislation enabling members of national veterans clubs and other service clubs to buy alcoholic drinks in any affiliated out-of-town club.Hauck, of Union Township, co-sponsored the legislation, which was prompted by a recent Liquor Control Commission ruling that brought an end to the custom.“This is a tradition that dates back to just after World War I, when veterans groups such as the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans were formed so those who served their nation could experience camaraderie with fellow veterans,” Hauck said. “To deny these men and women who sacrificed for their nation a chance to have a drink with their colleagues is just wrong. The same applies to fraternal organizations like the Elks and Moose and the community service they provide across the state.”The bill was necessary after the Liquor Control Commission interpreted a law by ruling only members of the local club could buy drinks at that location.The measure now goes to the Senate for consideration.#####The legislation is House Bill 5260.last_img read more

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Rep Wendzel on State of the State Firm plan on roads will

first_img13Feb Rep. Wendzel on State of the State: Firm plan on roads will drive Michigan’s success State Representative Pauline Wendzel said that Michiganders deserve a firm plan to fix our state’s roadways and to bring down the astronomical cost of car insurance rates.“For far too long, our highways, roads, and bridges have been neglected,” Wendzel said.  “Our roads lay the groundwork for a vibrant economy, and delaying the necessary work to bring our infrastructure up to par makes conditions worse and raises costs. After an entire campaign season full of rhetoric about ‘fixing the damn roads,’ it’s time for action.Rep. Wendzel also noted the need to overhaul our state’s car insurance system.“It’s unacceptable that the citizens of Michigan – the automotive capital of the world – pay twice as much for car insurance as our neighboring states.  For years, special interest groups have stood in the way of meaningful reform. It’s time to work together and solve this problem once and for all. I look forward to delivering a solution that reduces rates for all Michiganders.”Rep. Wenzel also spoke about our state’s historic comeback after the lost decade.“Michigan’s economy has made incredible progress over the last eight years.  More than 500,000 private sector jobs have been created under Gov. Snyder and the Republican-led legislature.  However, there is still more work that needs to be done to continue our comeback.  Now is not the time to change course because what we have been doing is working.”### Categories: Wendzel Newslast_img read more

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SubSaharan African pay TV service My TV has exten

first_imgSub-Saharan African pay TV service My TV has extended its relationship with Conax to supply content security. Nigeria-based My TV has extended its six-year relationship with Conax and has committed to deploying a Conax chipset pairing solution for its satellite platform. Chipset pairing creates an additional barrier to content theft ensuring defined content is only released to consumer devices supporting the chipset pairing key, according to Conax.The company says that the technology provides protection against control word distribution by offering a secured channel between smart card and chip.last_img read more

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