Notice to Mehbooba on “illegal recruitments” in J&K Bank

first_imgThe Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Sunday served a notice on former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti asking her “to explain her position before it regarding the illegal recruitments in the Jammu and Kashmir Bank”. Meanwhile, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) detained Engineer Rashid, an MLA.During the course of investigation of case FIR No. 10/2019, it has surfaced that some appointments were made by the Chairman J&K Bank on references and recommendations of a few Ministers, said the ACB notice.“It may please be clarified whether such references had your endorsement, verbal or otherwise for appointments in J&K Bank,” it added. A PDP leader confirming the letter told The Hindu that the party “was expecting it since the PDP is at the forefront of unifying political parties in J&K”.Ms. Mehbooba in her tweet said: “Not surprised to receive a letter from the Anti-Corruption Bureau. Concerted efforts are being made to browbeat mainstream leaders & thwart potential efforts for a collective response. I am too small an entity vis-a-vis the cause that unites us today. Such tactics won’t work.” Earlier in the day, Ms. Mufti called for a meet of all political parties, including separatists, at 6 p.m. in Srinagar.In a separate development, Peoples United Front leader Shah Faesal said the NIA had summoned Awami Ittehad party chief Engineer Rashid to Delhi.“Er. Rashid’s credentials as a public person are known to everyone but his outspoken nature and a unique stance on Kashmir seems to have rattled some interests in Delhi. It’s surprising that a person who has been an elected MLA is being treated in the most unfair manner,” said Mr. Faesal. He demanded that the NIA should immediately conclude the investigations and send Mr. Rashid back to Srinagar as the Kashmir valley was missing him in this moment of crisis when a war-like situation had been created.last_img read more

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Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Thursday April 24

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uWe’ll get a report for AFRO reporter Roberto Alejandro live in downtown Baltimore from the protests against police brutality and the death of Freddie Gray, as well as the other top stories from the pages of the AFRO. Plus, Alejandro and our other recurring guests, Stephen Janis and Taya Graham with a review of all the top news stories of the week. These stories and more coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img read more

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YouTube Sets Slate of Pride Month LGBTQ Documentaries Featuring Troye Sivan Gigi

first_img Related Popular on Variety The film, directed by two-time Oscar winner Barbara Kopple, portrays the intimate journey of Gigi Lazzarato. She began life as Gregory Lazzarato, posting beauty and fashion videos to YouTube from his bedroom, before coming out in 2013 as a transgender female to millions of fans. Executive produced by SelectNext, the film made its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.YouTube for years has touted its platform as providing a place for LGBTQ people to share their stories and connect with others. Two years ago, it triggered a backlash from the community after the discovery that YouTube’s Restricted Mode option was blocking videos with LGBTQ themes (including a lesbian couple reading wedding vows to each other). YouTube said it had been “unintentionally” filtering out the content and said it updated its systems to fix the issue.As part of announcing the 2019 Pride Month lineup, YouTube released a new trailer for “State of Pride” (watch below or at this link): ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 YouTube is unfurling the rainbow flag for Pride Month, set to release a trio of original documentary films available for free worldwide on the platform.The lineup includes “State of Pride,” from Oscar-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, premiering May 29; “Stonewall Outloud,” from StoryCorps and World of Wonder, premiering June 26; and “This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous,” the 2017 doc about the transgender female YouTube fashion and beauty vlogger, which YouTube will make available free to watch from June 5-30.YouTube’s strategy going forward is to make all originals available on the free, ad-supported side, in some cases only in certain windows outside the paywall.“State of Pride,” which YouTube announced last year, features Raymond Braun — who previously led YouTube’s LGBTQ outreach efforts — as he travels to Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Tuscaloosa, Ala., to interview a diverse group of young LGBTQ+ people 50 years after the movement’s seminal uprising at Stonewall Inn in New York City.center_img Silicon Valleywood: Content Creators Discuss if Storytelling is Driven by Data One of Braun’s subjects is Troye Sivan, the South African-born singer, songwriter, actor and YouTube creator who has helped define the LGBTQ+ experience for a new generation. “State of Pride” also includes original performances by the 23-year-old singer. “People have been doing this for a long time,” Sivan says in the film, referring to the community’s decades-long fight for civil rights. “We owe it to our elders that we get to be here today.”The documentary is directed by Epstein and Friedman, developed and produced by digital studio Portal A. “State of Pride” had its world premiere the opening night of SXSW 2019. “We’re honored to tell these stories that capture what Pride means to young people today, and to work alongside legendary directors like Rob and Jeff,” said Nate Houghteling, Portal A co-founder and executive producer.“Stonewall Outloud” is based on the public-radio documentary by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay. Broadcast on NPR in 1989, “Remembering Stonewall” was the first documentary on the 1969 event. The new YouTube documentary will bring the original audio recording to life with contemporary voices in the LGBTQ community, featuring YouTube creators and celebrities (who are yet to be announced). “Stonewall Outloud” is slated to premiere June 26, exclusively on the World of Wonder YouTube channel. The documentary is directed and produced by Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey of World of Wonder, whose other productions include long-running reality TV series “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”“We believe we stand on the shoulders of our elders. Without their bravery and sacrifice, we would not have the freedoms we enjoy today,” Barbato and Bailey said in a statement. “In ‘Stonewall Outloud,’ it’s our intention for their voices to live on, so that we do not take what they sacrificed for granted and so that we continue to fight for the freedom and dignity of LGBTQ+ people all over the world.”In addition, YouTube will make original documentary film “This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous” available for free for the first time on on Gigi’s YouTube channel from June 5-30. Previously, it has been available to subscribers of YouTube Premium. YouTube Rings in Era of Ad-Supported Originals By Making ‘Cobra Kai’ Free to Watchlast_img read more

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Festive in the city

Mall Rats, here is some good news for you ahead of Diwali. To usher in the spirit of Diwali, this south Delhi mall has lined up a string of events for visitors. Apart from creative installations to jazz up the place, there will be plays based on The Ramayana and Hindu mythology. There will be lights to tell the story behind Diwali. These will narrate shlokas from Hindu mythology. Shlokas will also be written on lamp shades to depict the tale of Lord Ram. For art aficionados, there will be Madhubani paintings which are based on Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’kands [episodes] of The Ramayana.Theatre groups from various colleges will be participating in a two-day competition of Nukkad Natak [street play] with the underlined theme ‘victory of good over evil’. The prelims will be held on the first day and the final competition will be held on the second day. The competition will be judged by eminent personalities. There will also be a campaign on Say No to Crackers in association with an NGO urging people to sign a resolution to not burst crackers on Diwali and reduce carbon footprint.DETAILAt: DLF Place, SaketOn till: 13 November read more

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Ford Gets Approval From California to Test SelfDriving Cars

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 1 min read December 16, 2015 Ford Motor Co. said on Tuesday it secured a permit from California to begin testing its self-driving car on public roads from next year.Ford, which will test its Ford Fusion Hybrid car, joins companies ranging from Alphabet Inc.’s Google to Volkswagen AG in testing the fast-growing self-driving technology.Other carmakers already approved by California include Honda Motor Co Ltd., Daimler AG’s, Mercedes Benz, Tesla Motors Inc., Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and BMW AG.California is one of a handful of states, along with Michigan, Florida and Nevada, that have passed legislation enabling testing of self-driving cars on public roads.Google and other automotive manufacturers and suppliers have said the technology to build self-driving cars should be ready by 2020.(Reporting by Kshitiz Goliya in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker) This story originally appeared on Reuters Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

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Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

first_imgHello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Monday, June 3. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Punter found hiding in bushes Driver named following fatal collision Police search for missing womancenter_img Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –   Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –   For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . 20:25A500 closed due to roadworksA500 D Road in both directions closed due to roadworks from M6 J15 (Stoke-On-Trent, Hanchurch) to A34 Stone Road (Hanford Interchange, Trent Vale).Between 20:00 and 6:00 Mondays to Sundays until 6:00 on 4th June. 18:22Slow traffic on A53 Slow traffic on A53 Cobridge Road at A50 Waterloo Road (Cobridge Traffic Lights).Slow in patches in all directions. 16:46Eight fire engines called to ‘large’ grass fireThe fire has spread quickly due to strong winds – with further fire engines en route. More here.16:39Man, 49, arrested on suspicion of murder after man dies of injuries in hospitalA 62-year-old man was taken to hospital following the incident early in May before dying yesterday. More here.16:14Former teaching assistant jailed for serious sexual offences against childrenFormer teaching assistant jailed for serious sexual assaults against children. More here.15:47Another broken down vehicle on the M6Lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound from J13 A449 (Stafford South) to J12 A5 (Gailey). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of four) is closed around 15:45. There is also a separate breakdown between J13 and J14 on the Northbound carriageway.15:47Broken down vehicle on M6Lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound from J13 A449 (Stafford South) to J14 A34 (Stafford North).Lane one (of three) closed around. There is also a separate breakdown between J13 and J12 on the Southbound carriageway. 15:34Seven sentenced after high-performance cars targeted in North Staffordshire burglariesThe gang forced entry to homes and took car keys in burglaries in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle Borough. More here.13:08Smallthorne roundabouts slowA5272 Hanley Road / High Lane busy but moving around Moorland Road (Smallthorne Roundabouts). 13:05A34 Newcastle RoadTraffic easing on A34 Newcastle Road between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange).12:33SmallthorneA5272 Hanley Road / High Lane clear around Moorland Road (Smallthorne Roundabouts).12:33Longport delaysBrownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street busy but moving between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall. Travel time is five minutes. 12:21Swans returned Traffic easing, held traffic released and swans no longer on road on M6 Northbound from J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) to J19 A556 (Knutsford). Traffic released by 12:05. Lane one (of four) was closed until around 12:00 when traffic was held. This is the same swans from this morning.11:42Police appeal after families hear loud ‘bang’ before discovering smashed windowCommunity police officers are appealing for witnesses after a loud ‘bang’ was heard shortly before a window was found damaged.A caller reportedly heard the noise in Dunnocksfold Road, Alsager, shortly before 10pm on Friday evening.They later found a damaged window.Full story.11:41Chell Street busyA5272 Chell Street busy but moving at A5272 Merrick Street / B5047 Hulton Street (Providence Square). 11:20M6 in Cheshire – vehicle on verge One lane closed due to broken down car on M6 Southbound from J19 A556 (Knutsford) to J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Traffic is coping well. Lane one (of four) is closed due to the vehicle breaking down on the grass verge. 11:17Issues on the M6 southbound10:56Trent Vale busyA34 Newcastle Road busy but moving between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). Travel time is four minutes. 10:26Trains delayed Delays of up to 20 minutes on Northern between Crewe and Wilmslow due to points failure. 10:26Rail failureDelays of up to 20 minutes on Virgin Trains West Coast between Crewe and Wilmslow due to points failure.09:53Smallthorne Roundabouts slowMoorland Road / Ford Green Road busy but moving at A5272 High Lane (Smallthorne Roundabout). 09:53A34 Newcastle RoadA34 Newcastle Road busy but moving between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange).09:37M6 updateTraffic returned to normal, earlier broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound from J14 A34 (Stafford North) to J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent)..Lane one (of three) was closed. Traffic is also not being helped by narrow lanes and speed restrictions. 09:22Porthill Road busyA527 Porthill Road busy but moving at A500 D Road / Longbridge Hayes Road / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank).09:12Child and baby among five taken to hospital after car flips on M6 (Image: Stoke Sentinel / Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service)A young child and a baby were among five people rushed to hospital after a car collided with a roadworks barrier on the M6.The northbound carriageway was closed between junction 14, Stafford North, and junction 15, Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday after the car overturned.Read more.09:02Smallthorne Roundabouts congestion Usual congestion on B5051 Moorland Road / Ford Green Road at A5272 High Lane (Smallthorne Roundabout).09:02Broken down vehicle on M6One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound from J14 A34 (Stafford North) to J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent). In the roadworks area. Lane one (of three) is closed. Traffic is already slow through the area due to narrow lanes and speed restrictions. 08:59Two taken to hospital after being found unconscious in car on North Staffordshire street (Image: Google)The emergency services scrambled to a North Staffordshire street after two people were found unconscious in a car.A man and a woman – who have not been identified – were discovered on Loomer Road in Chesterton in the early hours of this morning (June 3).Read more. 08:09Swans moved from carriageway08:00One lane stopped due to swans on the motorwaylast_img read more

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