New Delhi: The ED is set to initiate a money-laundering probe against Samajwadi Party Lok Sabha MP Azam Khan under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, based on allegations of land-grabbing.The Enforcement Directorate has asked for details of 28 FIRs, where allegations of land-grabbing have been levelled against the Rampur parliamentarian, by farmers in the area, a source in the know said. The financial probe agency can register an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) only after taking cognizance of an FIR registered by another law enforcement agency. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Some of these FIRs, details of which the ED has asked for, have been registered on complaints from farmers who claimed that Khan had grabbed their land for purposes related to the Mohammad Ali Jauhar University. The ED will consider the details of these allegations, based on which it is expected to initiate its probe soon. Khan was recently put on an online list of land mafia by the district administration of Rampur, to which both the Khan and his party had cried foul, saying that the MP was being framed. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIn fact, the District Magistrate (Administration) JP Gupta had said that the Rampur MP had been included in the list of anti-land mafia portal, owing to the FIRs registered against him on land-grabbing charges. District Magistrate AK Singh had said that the “farmers had claimed that Azam Khan had acquired their land for the university though coercion”. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had at the time, alleged that Rampur had become an example of “land-grabbing” culture under the SP-led government. Khan was the senior-most Cabinet Minister in the Akhilesh Yadav-led government and held portfolios such as Urban Development, Minority Welfare, and many others. However, the SP has maintained that the move to add Khan to the list was a conspiracy by the Rampur DM to defame the MP and the university.
Greater Noida: A week after two men from Rabupura area of Greater Noida went missing while they had gone to Haryana, the police have found their semi decomposed bodies from a jungle near Delhi-Haryana border. Police have arrested four persons in connection with the case.The two men, identified as Nareshpal (35) and Aslam (32), both natives of Rabupura area, went missing when they had gone to Ballabhgarh area in Haryana on July 31st. Police received a missing complaint from the family who informed that the tractor through they had travelled to Haryana was found parked in Dankaur area with their belongings like shoes and clothes lying in it. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe family suspected that both the men have been kidnapped. When police failed to trace the missing men, their kin blocked traffic near Jewar toll plaza at Yamuna Expressway on August 3. Vaibhav Krishna, Senior Superintendent of Police, Gautam Buddh Nagar said that the throats of both the men were slit with knife and they had injuries all over the body. “The family had suspected involvement of some persons from their village and Rabupura police successfully nabbed the accused persons who confessed to have committed the crime. The accused told police that they have dumped the bodies at a jungle from where police recovered them. The bodies were partially decomposed and have multiple injury marks all over the body. The accused have used some sharp and blunt object to slit their throat,” said Krishna. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsAccording to police, the arrested accused have been identified as Shafiq, Muzammal, Kalua and Salman, all natives of Rabupura area. “Upon interrogating the accused, they told police that accused Shafiq was keeping grudges against Nareshpal since his employer had kept Nareshpal as his driver and relieved Shafiq from the job. Shafiq plotted conspiracy to take revenge and involved three of his other friends into the crime,” added Krishna. Police have recovered two knifes that were used in the crime and Rs 15, 000 cash that was looted from the deceased persons:
T ry sitting home on a rainy day and you will experience a surreal pause from the fast-paced life. All the sounds including that of the rain beating against the window panes or a cricket chirping come magically into the focus. Strangely, this can give rise to a melancholic feeling.So why not use these heightened senses to listen to something for a fulfilling experience? Here is a list of some of the hand-picked podcasts you can tune into on Hubhopper. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain Baatein by Chhaya Dabas’Baatein’ is all about cutting off from the maddening city life and connecting with yourself and others through poetry. Breaking it down to decipher the underlying meaning of the poem, the podcast converts it into regular conversations. Stories of Premchand This podcast has the most loved stories of all times, and narrates each story at its own unique pace. Listening to a Premchand, one can feel the story world come alive. It gives a deeply enriching experience, and an unparalleled value in an age where we don’t have enough time to read novels. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardKachi Mitti – A Body of Barefoot StoriesNarrating stories with a unique perspective, this podcast can have a calming effect on you. It creatively explores different topics through seemingly simple stories. Listening to it, one can feel enlightened. Spanecdotes by SonataSonata shares her adventures and experiences in Delhi and different lessons about life through this podcast. It is entertaining and highly relatable for the millennials. It makes use of refreshing language to capture your interest and effectively convey the message intended. Daily Meditation PodcastThere is nothing more calming than de-stressing at home while listening to the rain drops’ sound. This podcast has a series of meditation sessions, to help you get ou mentally relaxed and focused through various events of your day. The sessions are short and effective. You can just quickly plug-in to your earphones at any point of your day – before starting your day, while travelling or at the end of a stressful day. (Inputs by Gautam Raj Anand, Founder, and CEO, Hubhopper).
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 31, 2017 – Nassau – The Department of Social Services (DOSS) wishes to remind the public of its established protocols for accessing various forms of assistance from their office.Persons requiring assistance are asked to apply at the Community Support Outreach Centre nearest to their residence in New Providence or the Family Islands. New Providence Centres are located on Horse Shoe Drive, in the V. Munnings Building, Wulff Road, in the NIB Office Building, Fox Hill, in the Davis Building opposite Fox Hill Park and Robinson Road, in the NIB Office Building at Montell Heights.The Food Assistance ProgrammeThe Department of Social Services’ Food Assistance programme is ongoing and over ten thousand (10,000) persons receive this assistance on a monthly basis. Persons who qualify are provided VISA Prepaid Cards which permit them to shop at various supermarkets with a degree of dignity. This could not be done previously with the food coupons because the coupons wererestricted to use at one supermarket on a particular date, and no balances could be left on the coupons for future use.School Uniform and FootwearThe process for clients to apply for assistance with uniform and footwear to students of the various public schools in New Providence, Grand Bahama and the Family Islands commenced in July.All prospective clients and their households must be assessed for eligibility. The applicant must be eighteen (18) years or older, a citizen of The Bahamas and produce identification and supporting financial documents.Assistance to The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI)The Department has provided assistance to underprivileged adults in New Providence and Grand Bahama to obtain certification from the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute in various fields of endeavour.The DOSS is processing applications from persons who have applied for assistance with school fees to BTVI for the 2017 Fall Semester.It should be noted that the Department is currently reviewing its protocols of providing ongoing assistance to students of BTVI, to ensure that it remains within its overall budget allocation for 2017-2018.The DOSS wishes to apologize to the RISE clients of the Wulff Rd. Centre for any inconvenience they may have experienced due to RISE cards not being loaded with funds. It is expected that this matter will be rectified shortly, however, in the interim RISE clients are requested to contact their assigned Social Worker or the Centre Manager at the Wulff Road Centre for assistance.The public is encouraged to contact the main office of the Department of Social Services in the Sunshine Plaza on Blue Hill Road at telephone numbers 604-4200 or 604-4201 for further enquiries or clarification on any of its programmes.Press Release: BIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Gold has always been a precious gem for everyone and MMTC’s Festival of Gold has added on spark to it. The festival was inaugurated by AK Bhalla, Additional Secretary of Ministry of Commerce on May 6 and will continue till May 10 in the national Capital.The lustre of the glittering event was further enhanced by the visit of celebrated model and Femina Miss India International 2011, Ankita Shorey on Saturday. She spoke about her jewel inspirations and expressed her delight at being able to visit the one-of-its-kind festival. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’One of the highlights at the Festival of Gold this year is the Indian gold coin, the first ever national gold offered by the Government of India. MMTC (Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of India) launched the Indian gold coin, now being retailed through the Company’s outlet and Indian Overseas bank branches across India. Soon, it will also be available through India Post and other bank branches across India.Ved Prakash, CMD, MMTC, said, “It is our endeavour to encourage consumers to choose the Indian gold coin as their preferred purchase by offering it at IOB branches and our own retail outlets across 31 cities in India”. To beat the rising heat, city residents are getting their hands on one of the best studded jewellery from across the country. The grand exhibition-cum-sale by MMTC, has returned to fulfil popular demand on the occasion of Akshay Tritiya. They present a hand-picked collection of jewels from ten states of India, gold and silver medallions in the 999 purity and latest range of Sanchi silverware. The traditional and cultural appeal of gold, combined with its strong fundamentals, remains central to millions of Indian households.
Register Now » 3 min read This story appears in the December 2012 issue of . Subscribe » What It IsLearnUp.me, an online job placement and training platform, enables job seekers to bone up on specific skills required by prospective employers. Companies post their open positions, ranging from bakery clerk to technology associate, then add links to training videos on YouTube or other approved material. For example, Staples candidates might be asked to watch the YouTube video “How to Make a Business Card.” Once users complete the training, their LearnUp résumés are automatically updated to reflect their efforts, and they can be considered for the open slot.How It StartedAfter her startup Valence Energy was acquired in 2010, Alexis Ringwald became interested in the unemployment problem. She spent six months interviewing people in the unemployment lines in the Bay Area, trying to determine what was keeping them from landing work.”It seemed a lot of people’s skills were out of sync with the labor market needs of today,” Ringwald says. “There was a sense of confusion by the job seekers, a paralysis over what they needed to learn to be qualified.”In September 2011 Ringwald met Kenny Ma at the education-themed Mega Startup Weekend at Microsoft’s campus in Mountain View, Calif., and the two joined together to launch LearnUp, which was announced in June at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Chicago.Why It Took Off”Even employers with entry-level positions are having a hard time finding skilled workers,” Ringwald says. Her vision was for LearnUp to bridge the gap, giving job seekers the expertise they needed and companies an educated employee pool from which to choose. Staples and Safeway were on the board of the San Jose, Calif., unemployment office and signed up immediately. Gap, KPMG, TeleTech, Whole Foods Market and others came on shortly thereafter.The Business CaseBacked in part by venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates, LearnUp recently received $1.9 million in funding, enough to build the team and expand throughout California. The company’s revenue model is based on a finder’s fee for successful job placements. Job seekers are not charged to access the listings or to complete any required training.Still in startup mode, Ringwald won’t divulge the number of positions LearnUp has filled so far, noting that the company is using San Jose as a test case.What’s NextLearnUp is working with community colleges in California to help guide curriculum development that will give students the education that prospective employers are seeking. The company is also working with its national clients to expand job placements for positions across California by the end of the year. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global December 26, 2012