2 CRPF jawans injured in blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh

first_imgTwo Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were on Friday injured in an IED blast triggered by Naxals at a forest in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said.The incident took place this morning when a team of CRPF’s second battalion was out on an anti-Maoist operation in a forest area under Kerlapal police station limits, Deputy Inspector General (Dantewada range) Sundarraj P. said.While they were cordoning-off a forested patch near Pariya village, the Naxals triggered an improvised explosive device (IED) in which two CRPF jawans suffered injuries, he said.Reinforcements were rushed to the spot soon after, he said.The injured jawans were admitted in a local hospital in Sukma. They were stated to be out of danger, the DIG said.Meanwhile, a combing operation was underway in the region, he said.On April 24, as many as 25 CRPF personnel were killed and seven others injured when Naxals attacked a patrol party of the paramilitary troops while they were ensuring security to road construction work near Burkapal village in Sukma district.last_img read more

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Sports Minister congratulates Deepa for wining silver at Rio

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 12 (PTI) Sports Minister Vijay Goel has Congratulated Deepa Malik for scripting history by winning a silver medal in shotput F-53 event at the Rio Paralympics here today. Deepas best throw from six attempts was of 4.61m. With the win, Indias registered its third medal from the Rio Paralympics. In his congratulatory message, Goel said continuous success of para athletes at Rio has made the country proud. He said he has personally requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to meet and bless the entire Indian contingent currently participating at Paralympics once they return home after the Games. The Sports Ministry has already announced a cash prize of Rs 75 lakhs, Rs 50 lakhs and Rs 30 lakhs respectively for gold, silver and bronze medal winners at the ongoing Paralympics. PTI SSC SSClast_img read more

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Message for National Heroes Day 2017 Leader of the Opposition Dr. Peter Phillips

first_img‘A GREAT HERITAGE, A GREAT LEGACY’Once again it is time for us to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our national heroes.  Collectively,their exploits and accomplishments have paved the way for Jamaica to move from plantation slavery to nationhood. The bravery and courage of Nanny of the Maroons and Sam Sharpe propelled us along the path from slavery to freedom. Paul Bogle and George William Gordon led the fight for social justice and access to land.Marcus Garvey gave Jamaicans the self-confidence to rise above their circumstances, and compete successfully with the best in the race of life.Alexander Bustamante’s deep commitment to the workers and Norman Manley’s confidence in Jamaica’s capacity for self-government charted the course from colonialism to nationhood. The journey from plantation slavery to nationhood has made us a proud visionary and ambitious people, always striving for excellence, committed to equality and social justice and caring for each other. However, we need to bear in mind that with each passing year fewer and fewer Jamaicans have any living memory of any of our heroes. It is therefore of the utmost importance that we utilize the media, the classroom and our creative artists to inform and educate our children of the great heritage and the great legacy that we have inherited.Today, as we celebrate our National Heroes; let us also pause to recognize the tremendous contributions of the thousands of our ordinary Jamaican citizens who have given and continue to give service way beyond the call of duty to keep Jamaica going. Particularly at this time, we pay tribute to the members of our security forces, who put their lives on the line battling violent criminals, often without adequate support.  We also pay respect to our teachers, health care workers, and the other public sector workers who often give of their personal time and resources, to keep the nation’s social services functioning in very difficult circumstances.  Respect is also due to the thousands of Jamaicans who give voluntary service through their citizens’ associations, neighbourhood watches or youth clubs, on behalf of their fellow citizens.These are the present day heroes, who by their collective effort remind us that the vision, hopes and aspirations of the founding heroes of our nation are still to be fully realized.  There are still too many suffering from poverty, joblessness and a lack of housing or access to land.  Too many of our children are left behind in our educational system without adequate preparation for responsible citizenship and the world of work. The Jamaica that our heroes lived worked and died for is one in which no citizen would be a squatter in the land of their birth. In that Jamaica no child would be left behind by an educational system which fails the majority of students. It would be a Jamaica in which every worker would have a fair share of the wealth they create and equal enjoyment the rights that our heroes secured for them.This Jamaica, however, can only be built by a political leadership that places the highest premium on integrity; and which is committed to the highest standards of public service while recognizing the importance of a partnership with the people they serveWe can best honour our heroes by providing this leadership in our various areas of endeavor as we rededicate ourselves to the task of building a Jamaica that offers opportunity to all its people, and where we all share and care for each other.Have a happy Heroes Day and may God bless you all and Jamaica land we love.last_img read more

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Hanjin Shipping Officially Declared Bankrupt

first_imgImage Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license The former South Korean shipping giant Hanjin Shipping was officially declared bankrupt by the Seoul Central District Court on February 17, less than six months after it first filed for court receivership.With this move, made after a two-week period for appeal expired, the company, established in 1977, has ended its 40-year business.A bankruptcy trustee will now be appointed for the sale of Hanjin Shipping’s assets to pay off debts to its creditors, who have a deadline to report their right to claim debts until May 1, according to Yonhap News Agency.At the beginning of February, the Seoul court informed that it would end the company’s rehabilitation process as most of its key assets had been sold. The company’s remaining assets are now set to be distributed among its creditors.The company succumbed to the prolonged depression in the shipping market and filed for court receivership in late August 2016 after its creditors, led by the state-run Korea Development Bank (KDB), said they would not provide additional financial support to Hanjin starting from September 4.Since then, Hanjin Shipping started selling its assets, including its entire Asia to US route network and operations on the routes, a number of containerships, as well as its overseas businesses.Hanjin’s latest sales include its 54 percent stake in Total Terminals International (TTI), the operator of two facilities in Long Beach and Seattle, which was sold to Swiss-based Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and South Korean Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM).Earlier this month, the company’s creditor KDB launched sales proceedings for ten Hanjin ships, including two container vessels and eight bulk carriers.The potential buyers have until February 21 to submit their bids.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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