Six more Maoists killed in Maharashtra

first_imgInflicting another massive blow to the Maoists within 48 hours, the Maharashtra police claimed to have gunned down six Maoists in Gadchiroli district on Monday.“Six Maoists were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Rajaram Khandla area of Gadchiroli this evening,” Sharad Shelar, Inspector-General of Maharashtra police’s Anti-Naxal Operation (ANO) unit, told The Hindu.This is the second such encounter in Gadchiroli in 48 hours. On Sunday, the security forces had gunned down 16 Maoists in Kasansur area of the district.last_img

New Roads Project To Begin This Year Says Premier

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #newroadprojectsthisyear, #newroadprojectstobegininTCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 18, 2017 – Providenciales – The Premier, in her budget address to the House of assembly, introduced new plans for Infrastructural Development in the Turks and Caicos.   The Premier has allocated some $3.4 million to the development of infrastructure throughout the islands.    “In our change document, we have articulated the need to have a four year plan for the paving of major roads in the Turks and Caicos islands.”, she announced.It is said that the new infrastructure projects will commence this year with the allocation of 1.2 mil to road and associated drainage work.  The Premier says this project will continue until there is a proper, integrated road network in the country.    The Premier also said that she will introduce a new metering system for water, along with new measures to protect the water system in Grand Turk, which is constantly being tampered with.Story by: Sheri-kae McLeod#MagneticMediaNews#newroadprojectstobegininTCI#newroadprojectsthisyear Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Tata Steel pays £25 million bonuses to European managers while UK workers

first_imgTata steelworks Port Talbot, Wales, April 26, 2016.Reuters fileIndian multinational steel making company Tata Steel paid bonuses worth £25 million to its top European managers. The “retention” bonus was reportedly awarded to about 100 top managers at the UK and Dutch offices.The details of the payments made were leaked by a Dutch whistle blower, after which the company admitted that these bonuses had been paid to senior managers, reported the Financial Times. Additionally, the officials at Tata Steel also said that the retention bonus had been paid as per the terms and conditions of the said managers’ contract.When FT got in touch with the officials regarding the payments, the website was shown a letter that Tata Steel’s chairman Andrew Robb had sent to the employees of the company on Wednesday, July 12. The letter said: the company offers “a range of short and longer-term incentives for employees at all levels so we can attract and retain the appropriate skills for the future.”It also explained that its older plans weren’t working in favour of Tata Steel and numerous senior managers leaving the brand was worrisome. The “retention” payments have hit headlines as it comes at a time when UK workers have been taking pension cuts to keep the British business floating. The employees of the steelmaker had earlier voted for the closure of the £15 billion retirement plan to keep the Port Talbot steelworks in south Wales alive.Speaking of Tata’s decision to pay bonuses to its senior managers, a spokesperson for the Community trade union said that it is a shameful act considering the steel industry is currently facing massive uncertainty.”If these reports [about the loyalty payments] are true, then Tata Steel managers should hang their heads in shame. Steelworkers have taken tough decisions to secure the future of our industry, yet it seems management don’t want to share the burden. Stuffing their pockets with millions of pounds in bonuses is a slap in the face to every one of Tata’s loyal steelworkers,” the spokesperson told FT. A company logo is seen outside the Tata steelworks near Rotherham in Britain, March 30, 2016 [Representational Image].Reuters File”That money would be better spent on new investment and to reward those workers who have already given up so much to help protect their industry.”The Unite trade union added: “It’s remarkable that bonuses of such kind have been paid out to senior bosses at a time of great upheaval and uncertainty for the company. Workers on the shop floor whose livelihoods have been hanging by a thread and pay frozen will understandably be less than impressed.”last_img read more

CMCH nursing staff urge chief to rid campus of canine menace

first_imgKolkata: Some nursing staffers of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) have written to the medical superintendent of the hospital urging him to address the dog menace in various wards.This comes barely two weeks after the NRS Medical College and Hospital incident in which 16 puppies were brutally murdered sparking outrage across the state. It was learnt that the nurses from CMCH have requested the hospital authorities to take steps ensuring that the dogs do not enter the wards in the hospital. It has been alleged that the dogs are often found inside the departments causing a nuisance and becomes difficult for the nurses and other staff members to handle. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedNRS Medical College and Hospital issue has given impetus to anti-dog drives in other government-run hospitals as employees have called for campuses free from cats and dogs. One Surajit Malakar, a relative of a patient admitted to CMCH said on Sunday that the surgery ward of the hospital is often filled with dogs. They roam freely inside the ward and sometimes bite the blood pouches of the patients. There had been instances where dogs had snapped the catheters of several patients. A catheter is a tube that is inserted into the body of a patient. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseAccording to sources in the hospital, most of these incidents occur at the surgery ward of the hospital. The patients are often scared of the dogs. It was learnt that after apprehending the gravity of the situation, the hospital authorities have urged the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) to conduct sterilisation and vaccination of the dogs. KMC has already started the process of sterlisation of dogs in several state-run hospitals. In a similar move, a female staffer of NRS Medical College and Hospital has written to the authorities seeking permission to relocate over 130 cats roaming freely inside various wards of the hospital. The killing of 16 puppies at NRS campus created a flutter and two nursing students who were allegedly involved in the incident remain suspended for two by the Health department.last_img read more

Make your evening snack healthy

first_imgIn todays fast-paced world and lifestyle, snacking has become an integral part of the daily diet. But most snacks consumed today skew toward prepackaged and processed foods, that only add calories, but very little of anything else hence it is important to provide healthy yet tasty alternatives that is changing the quick snack culture in India. Experts list reason on how to make evening snack delicious as well as healthy. Opt for Makhana (Fox nut). Makhana is easy on the body and provides a wholesome alternative to unhealthy binging. They also known as a great guilt free snack around the world. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWith properties such as low in cholesterol, fat and sodium, they make for an ideal snack to satiate those in-between meal hunger pangs.They are beneficial to those suffering from high blood pressure, heart diseases and obesity due to their high magnesium and low sodium content. Besides this, makhana acts as an anti-oxidant, very light and good for digestion. While it is roasted in Olive oil, its mild flavour makes them a perfect everyday snack for all age groups. For the older audience, it is the perfect choice as an anti-ageing enzyme in these seeds are said to help repair damaged proteins. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveWith the idea of catering to all Indian taste buds and all sections of the society, manufacturers are now introducing interesting flavors which are adaptable to the Indian palettes. The aware and health conscious Indian audience has now definitely started using Makhanas as a substitute to Popcorn. evening or late night snacking.One can also try other variants of snacks.Nuts: Nuts are nature’s way of showing us that good things come in small packages. These bite-size nutritional powerhouses are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Almonds: These are highly nutritional nuts rich in Vitamin E, Calcium, Iron amongst many others. Besides being great in taste, eating almonds boosts brain health, greatly effects weight loss, lowers your cholesterol and reduces you hunger, hence, lowering your overall calorie intake.Walnuts: Walnuts are most often eaten on their own as a snack. However, they can be added to salads, pastas, desserts, breakfast cereals, soups and baked goods as well. They’re often referred to as “brain food”.Berries: They are sweet superfruits with an unending list of benefits.Blueberries: Sweet in flavor, these berries are succulent and nutritious. They are the King of antioxidant foods, boost immunity, manage diabetes and help prevent cancer. Raw or dried, you can add either to your breakfast cereal/ smoothie or just sprinkle some over your garden salad and you’re good to go.Cranberries: These little red berries are a delectable, popular and healthful food. They not only help guard against UTIs, heart disease, types of cancer, and the flu, but benefits oral health too. You can eat them in their raw state, but if the zesty flavor of fresh berries is not your thing, you can go for readily available jams or dried cranberries.Pumpkin seeds: Eat them raw, or roast them in the oven. Either way, these wholesome powerhouses are a formidable source of B vitamins, magnesium, iron and protein. They go great with your evening tea and considering their size, are an effective snack on-the-go!Flax seeds: When it comes to nutritional goodness, flaxseeds are full of it. Get creative and add them to your daily parfaits, yogurts, salads, smoothies or morning cereals. Nutritionists recommend a tablespoon of flaxseeds a day (which only contain approx 55 calories).last_img read more