Farmers oppose bullet train project

first_imgA group of farmers in Boisar in Palghar district of Maharashtra staged a protest against the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project, expressing apprehension that they would lose their land on account of it.Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe launched the project in Ahmedabad on Thursday.Also Read Japanese Industrial Townships will come up in 4 states, says Modi  The farmers waved black flags and raised slogans against the project outside Boisar railway station. They alleged that the BJP-led government was going ahead with the project without taking farmers into account. Kaluram Dodhade of Bhoomi Sena, who took part in the protest, said, “Palghar has mostly small farmers, and if their land is acquired for the project, they will be ruined.”The demonstration was organised by Shetkari Sangarsha Samiti and Advasi Ekta Parishad.Palghar DSP Majunath Shinge said, “It was a symbolic protest and there was no law-and-order situation.”District Collector Prashant Narnavre said the agitation was carried out peacefully.last_img read more

Morelos must respect the dressing room – McAllister

first_imgRangers assistant manager Gary McAllister says Alfredo Morelos must respect the team’s dressing room following his red card against Aberdeen.The Scottish club have had issues regarding their discipline on the pitch, having picked up eight red cards so far this season, with three of those for Morelos.“Alfredo has got the respect of the dressing room but he has got to stay on the pitch,” said McAllister, according to Daily Mail.“He is young enough and we are experienced enough, there are enough experienced people on the management team, to help him to get it right.”“The facts are that he is paying the biggest price because he loves scoring goals and when you get red cards you miss games.”Lingman believes Morelos can play for a bigger club than Rangers Manuel R. Medina – July 16, 2019 The former Scottish Premier League midfielder believes the Colombian is one of the competition’s best players.“That is the biggest penalty any striker can receive because he is not on the pitch and able to do what he does best.”Morelos picked up a soft yellow card in the first half against Aberdeen but could have been shown a straight red for lashing out at Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie in the second half.A veteran of the British game, McAllister has played alongside some of British football’s most notorious hard men and seen it all before.“Obviously, I played alongside Vinnie Jones for a short period of time.”“There are players that others will try to provoke. That’s part of the game, it’s a compliment.”last_img read more

Ministers meet to discuss new civil aviation policy 520 rule may be

first_imgUnion Home Minister Rajnath Singh met Thursday ministers to discuss the new civil aviation policy, which may be finalised soon. According to officials who attended the meeting, abolishing the 5/20 rule was also discussed.The meeting was attended by Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, Power Minister Piyush Goyal and Civil Aviation Secretary RN Choubey, official sources told Hindu BusinessLine.Under the 5/20 rule, an airline that has had five years of domestic industry experience and a fleet of 20 aircraft can operate on international routes. Abolishing the rule would benefit new airlines such as AirAsia India and Vistara.”The 5/20 norm is likely to go and will be replaced by a rule that will ensure domestic connectivity is not compromised after airlines are allowed to go international,” an official, who requested anonymity, told the Economic Times.The Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) has reportedly opposed abolishing the policy. The FIA, along with member airlines such as GoAir, SpiceJet, Jet Airways and IndiGo, have demanded that the matter of “effective control of carriers” be solved before the government changes international operation rules.The draft civil aviation policy also proposes launch of “regional flights” at a minimum fare of Rs 2,500, ET added.The InterGlobe Aviation (which owns IndiGo) stock closed at Rs 839.50 Friday, down 1.21 percent from its previous close, while the Jet Airways scrip gained 2.82 percent and settled at Rs 557.50.SpiceJet rose 4.11 percent to close at Rs 68.40 on the BSE.last_img read more

Partnership Pushes For 3 Billion From Texas Rainy Day Fund For Harvey

first_imgREUTERS/Adrees LatifA man walks through floodwaters after surveying his property in Rockport, which was hit by Hurricane Harvey, on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017.Governor Greg Abbott has declared disaster recovery one of five emergency items for the 2019 legislative session. While there are dozens of Hurricane Harvey-related bills in circulation, there are two of prime importance to Houston’s business community. The bills would tap nearly a quarter of the state’s Economic Stabilization Fund, better known as the Rainy Day Fund.“One has, on the Senate side, been introduced by Senator Brandon Creighton out of Conroe. He has introduced a bill calling for $3 billion to address both recovery and mitigation, and we’re really encouraged by that,” said Taylor Landin, senior vice president for public policy at the Greater Houston Partnership. “On the House side, Chairman Dade Phelan out of Beaumont has introduced a bill [that’s] very similar.” Like Abbott, the Greater Houston Partnership also named disaster recovery as one of its top priorities for the 2019 Texas Legislature. And Landin said the business community wants a bill with as broad an impact as possible in order to attract statewide support.“There’s the recovery aspect, which is everything looking backward – so unanticipated matching needs of local communities, City of Houston and Harris County included of course, but across the 55 counties that were impacted by the storm. And then we also think about it in terms of future mitigation,” he said. The state is in an unusually strong fiscal position, but Landin said it will still be a challenge to get that much money, given competing priorities such as school finance reform and Medicaid. Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /00:43 Sharelast_img read more