Month: October 2019

OFE Crude Tanker Market Faces Further Headwinds

first_imgzoom Recent developments in the crude tanker market, such as the delay in the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention and the OPEC meeting on Monday, are expected to add downwards pressure to the ailing sector.The OPEC meeting at St Petersburg on Monday, Saudi Arabia declared that they would cap crude oil exports at 6.6 mm/d in August, marking a six-year low, Ocean Freight Exchange (OFE) said citing JODI data.The effect of the drop in exports is already being felt in the VLCC market as charterers start covering the August program, with meagre fixing activity seen so far. Charterers seem to be withholding cargoes in an attempt to further pressure rates downwards, which have been languishing around w50 for an AG/Japan voyage, OFE said.While Nigeria was previously exempt from the production cuts, they voluntarily agreed to limit or even cut their output from 1.8 mmb/d.The market is currently facing a perfect storm of tonnage overcapacity, low demolitions, OPEC oil output cuts as well as seasonal summer lull in demand.As reported by Reuters, Nigeria’s crude production has been averaging 1.7 mmb/d recently. While the bulk of Nigerian crude exports are loaded on Suezmaxes and VLCCs, the production cap “may not have much impact on the tanker market as volumes often fluctuate due to unplanned outages.”“Assuming the Saudis continue their strategy of cutting medium/heavy crude production, refiners in Asia are expected to continue importing crudes of similar grades from the US and Latin America to meet demand,” OFE said.last_img read more

MOL to Provide FSRU for Hong Kong Offshore LNG Terminal

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: MOL Japanese sipping conglomerate Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has signed a preliminary agreement to supply a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU), as well as jetty operation and  maintenance services for the Hong Kong Offshore LNG Terminal Project on a long term contract. The Hong Kong Offshore LNG Terminal Project will be located at the southern waters of Hong Kong and to the east of the Soko Islands.MOL said it would use the 2017-built MOL FSRU Challenger, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), for the job. The FSRU has a storage capacity of 263,000 m3, making it the largest FSRU in the world today. The vessel is currently employed on a mid-term charter for a project in Turkey, according to MOL.Challenger is expected to enter into service at the terminal around the end of 2020 at the earliest after delivery and completion of commissioning.“Discussions are ongoing to develop and reach a definitive agreement for the supply of the FSRU which will assist in improving the long-term energy security for Hong Kong as well as providing access to competitive natural gas supply from world markets,” MOL said.In line with the project outline, the FSRU will distribute gas into two destinations in Hong Kong, the Black Point Power Station located at New Territories and Lamma Power Station located at Lamma Island.The Hong Kong Offshore LNG Terminal Project is being developed to support the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government’s target of generating about half of Hong Kong’s electricity from natural gas from 2020 onward to improve air quality and environmental conditions in Hong Kong.The government is currently reviewing the environmental impact assessment study for the project.last_img read more

Two Holland America Line Ships Collide in Vancouver

first_imgzoomIllustration. Source: Flickr – under the CC BY 2.0 license; Image by: Kees Torn Two Holland America Line’s cruise ships collided at the Port of Vancouver’s Canada Place terminal on May 4.At approximately 6:50 a.m. local time, the 82,820 GT Oosterdam allided with the 86,273 GT Nieuw Amsterdam while docking stern to stern, Holland America Line confirmed in a statement.“There were no injuries reported and disembarkation on both ships proceeded as usual,” the cruise company said.Both vessels sustained minor damages. Damage to Oosterdam is minimal, while six aft stateroom verandahs on Nieuw Amsterdam required repairs, according to Holland America Line.The extent of the damages can be seen in the photos shared by Ken Carrusca on Twitter:Cruise ship Oosterdam hits the Nieuw Amsterdam docking at Canada Place in @PortVancouverDamage to both vessels @CKNW @GlobalBC @CTVVancouverSomebody isn’t having a good day. pic.twitter.com/4r5jMLehw6— Ken Carrusca (@KenCarrusca) May 4, 2019 “All required repairs are well above the waterline and the seaworthiness of both ships is not affected,” the cruise line explained on Saturday.Following the incident, Holland America Line informed all appropriate authorities.The 2010-built Nieuw Amsterdam departed on May 4 at 5:30 p.m. on an Alaska cruise, roundtrip Vancouver. The 2003-built Oosterdam sailed at 4:45 p.m. on an overnight cruise to Seattle and departed on a roundtrip Alaska cruise the following day.As informed by the company, there is no impact on these or future itineraries of the two cruise ships.last_img read more

The Tall Ships are Coming

first_imgTwenty-one tall ships have been confirmed to date for Halifax’sbiggest celebration this summer, Tall Ships Challenge 2004 – ASalute to l’Acadie. The largest gathering of tall ships in the Americas this yearwill take place from July 29 to Aug. 2. Ships from the U.S.,Mexico, Romania, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, theCook Islands, Poland and Canada will be sailing into HalifaxHarbour and calling the waterfront their home for the five-dayevent. “We are very pleased with the number and class of ships that havealready confirmed they will be visiting,” said Eric Thomson,chair of the Waterfront Development Corporation. “Theirparticipation, along with the exciting activities planned forTall Ships Challenge 2004, guarantee this will be a world-classevent.” The ships will be berthed along the waterfront, from Tall ShipsQuay to Casino Nova Scotia Hotel, and include square-riggedbarquentines and brigantines, traditional-rigged schooners andketches. Between 12 and 14 A-class vessels are expected,including Eagle from the U.S., Cuauhtemoc from Mexico, Mirceafrom Romania, Caledonia from Canada and Tenacious from theUnited Kingdom. B-class vessels will include Canada’s Bluenose II and Silva,Spirit of Massachusetts, Unicorn and Pride of Baltimore II fromthe U.S. Several C-class ships will also participate includingAppledore V from the U.S., and Raindancer II from Canada. Class A vessels include all square-rigged vessels, and others,that are more than 40 metres in length overall. B-class vesselsare traditional-rigged vessels that are less than 40 metres inlength and have a waterline length of at least 9.14 metres. C-class vessels are modern-rigged vessels that are less than 40metres in length, have a waterline length of at least 9.14 metresand do not carry spinnaker-like sails. More information about Tall Ships Challenge 2004 and aboutadvance boarding passes for the event is available on the websiteat www.novascotia.com/tallships, and on CBC’s website atwww.cbc.ca/tallships2004 . Tall Ships Challenge 2004 – A Salute to l’Acadie is presented bythe Waterfront Development Corporation. The event is sponsored bythe province, Halifax Regional Municipality, Grou Tyme AcadianFestival, Aliant, Atlantic Lottery Corporation, AlexanderKeith’s, Sobeys, Ford, Casino Nova Scotia, Captain Morgan, TheHerald, McCain, Pepsi, Trade Centre Limited, CanJet, Halifax PortAuthority, Bishop’s Landing, Atlantic Photo Supply and PellerEstates and Ombrelle. CBC is also a sponsor and the hostbroadcaster for the event.last_img read more

Responsible Gaming Device To Be Tested in Nova Scotia

first_imgN.S. BUSINESS INC.–Responsible Gaming Device To Be Tested inNova Scotia Techlink Entertainment and the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporationhave announced an agreement to field test Techlink’s newresponsible gaming device. Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) hasannounced an agreement to provide an equity investment which willaccelerate commercialization of the cutting-edge technology forthe Sydney-based company. “This is an important breakthrough for our company and thetechnology we have developed to empower people to gameresponsibly,” said John Xidos, president and CEO of TechlinkEntertainment. “Nova Scotia has taken the bold step of formallytesting a technology that many gaming jurisdictions around theworld are watching closely.” The responsible gaming device, unveiled by Techlink in November,is an individual console that can be attached to an electronicgaming machine, such as video lottery terminals. It incorporatesthe use of a card to provide players with responsible gamingfeatures. These features allow players to set spending limits,review historical spending and specify times when the playerwants to be limited from gaming. “Techlink is proactive in advancing product-based responsiblegaming features. We’re pleased to be conducting collaborativeresearch to explore the potential of this newest device,” saidMarie Mullally, president and CEO of the Gaming Corporation.”This initiative is in keeping with the Gaming Corporation’sfocus of integrating responsible gaming into its products.” Focusing on the commercialization of the technology, Nova ScotiaBusiness Inc. is providing Techlink with $2 million for theproject. Techlink will use this investment to adapt and refinethe device technology and support further testing. “Techlink has developed innovative new technology which showsgreat potential for niche and international export markets, saidStephen Lund, president and CEO of NSBI. “Nova Scotia BusinessInc. supports companies such as Techlink to grow their business.In doing so, we are working together to strengthen the NovaScotia economy, both by advancing the information technology andmanufacturing sectors and by enhancing export opportunities.” Techlink Entertainment is an innovative developer of gamingproducts that enable responsible gaming for the regulated gamingindustry. The Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation is a Crown corporationresponsible for the conduct and management of gaming in NovaScotia. It’s businesses include ticket and video lottery andcasinos. Nova Scotia Business Inc. is the province’s business developmentagency. Private-sector led, the organization works with growth-oriented companies to deliver business solutions. It does so byattracting new businesses to the province and helping thosealready in Nova Scotia expand, through services such as exportdevelopment and financing.last_img read more

Réunions publiques tenues dans les comtés de Digby Yarmouth et Shelburne par

first_imgLe groupe de travail chargé de la stratégie du patrimoine organise des réunions publiques à l’échelle de la province. Les réunions suivantes auront lieu dans les comtés de Digby, Yarmouth et Shelburne, de 19 h à 21 h. Jeudi 10 novembrePointe-de-l’Église — Amphithéâtre B34, Université Sainte-Anne, 1695, route 1 Mardi 15 novembreShelburne — Osprey Arts Centre, 107, rue Water Mercredi 16 novembrePubnico — Caserne de pompiers de Pubnico Ouest, 897, route 335 Jeudi 17 novembreYarmouth — Yarmouth County Museum, 22, rue Collins Des services d’interprétation simultanée seront offerts dans le cadre de l’assemblée qui aura lieu à Pointe-de-l’Église et à Pubnico. Pour obtenir plus d’information sur les réunions publiques, consultez le site Web du Voluntary Planning Board à l’adresse www.gov.ns.ca/vp . Un document de discussion est également disponible sur le site web. -30-last_img read more

Board Postpones Hearing in Complaint Against Michelin

first_imgAn independent human rights board of inquiry considering a complaint filed by Dexter Halliday against Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. will not resume on Friday, May 26, as originally announced. The hearing will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 19, at the Wandlynn Inn, 50 North St., Bridgewater. The hearing will continue on Tuesday, June 20, Wednesday, June 21, Thursday, June 22 and Friday, June 23. The independent board is being chaired by Gilles Deveau. -30-last_img

Changes To Graduated Driving Licensing Program

first_imgChanges to Nova Scotia’s Graduated Driver Licensing Program are in the works, after a review by the province’s road safety advisory committee. Acting Transportation and Public Works Minister Jamie Muir announced today, Jan. 8, that the program will get an overhaul in the next few months. “Finishing touches are being placed on amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act which will, among other things, strengthen the blood alcohol content restriction on new drivers and extend the term of the learners stage of the program,” said Mr. Muir. “We want new drivers to gain experience in all seasons before they head out on their own.” The road safety advisory committee adopted recommendations of the Traffic Injury Research Foundation report, Best Practices for Graduated Driver Licensing in Canada and MADD Canada to enhance the province’s program. Graduated licensing rules and regulations apply to all novice drivers in the province, regardless of age. It currently spans two-and-a-half years in two stages — a six-month learner phase, followed by a 24-month newly licensed driver phase. Several restrictions apply, notably adult supervision in the learner phase, a 0.00 per cent blood alcohol level requirement and a night driving restriction in the newly licensed driver phase. Nova Scotia was one of the first jurisdictions in North America to implement graduated licensing for new drivers and the amendments will keep the province on the leading edge of the movement. Independent research has shown the program has been effective in reducing crashes and casualties since its inception in October 1994. The road safety advisory committee was established by the province in 1997 to assist in development, implementation and evaluation of government safety strategies relating to drivers, vehicles and roadways. The committee includes representatives from Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, Department of Transportation and Public Works, Department of Justice, Department of Health Promotion and Protection, Nova Scotia Safety Council, RCMP, Police Chiefs Association of Nova Scotia and Insurance Bureau of Canada.last_img read more

Open House

first_imgIf you have ever been curious about what happens in an emergency operations centre when a disaster strikes, you can see first-hand next week. Nova Scotia’s high-tech emergency operations centre is open to the public for tours on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Emergency Management Minister Carolyn Bolivar-Getson said it is a great opportunity for Nova Scotians to see how the province and its partners are moving into the digital age to support public safety. “We have a strong reputation across Canada for our emergency 911 system,” said Ms. Bolivar-Getson. “Other jurisdictions also look to our success in running a joint-operations centre with our municipal and federal partners.” Emergency Management Office staff will be available to answer questions about using technology in emergencies, the 911 system, emergency-management training, business-continuity management and public alerting. Outside, in the parking lot, partner agencies will have an impressive display of command and response vehicles. Participating agencies include the RCMP, Department of National Defence, Nova Scotia Ground Search and Rescue Association, Canadian Red Cross, Halifax Regional Municipality Fire Service, Emergency Health Services and the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. The province will also display its new field satellite system that can send video and audio from an emergency site back to the joint emergency operations centre. Visitors can also pick up a free copy of the 72 Hours brochure, which includes useful tips for preparing emergency kits for homes and vehicles. The Emergency Management Office is located in the Eric Spicer Municipal Building, 21 Mount Hope Ave., Dartmouth.last_img read more

Hours of Operation for Museums

first_imgThe Museum of Natural History and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic will have closures and reduced hours during the holidays. The Museum of Natural History will be open Friday, Dec. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon, and will be closed Dec. 25, 26, 27, and Jan. 1, and 3. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic will be open Friday, Dec. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will be closed Dec. 25, 26, and 27. The museum will be open Friday, Dec. 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be closed Jan. 1 and 3. The exhibit, Canada’s Waterscapes — Yours to Enjoy, Explore and Protect, at the Museum of Natural History, will close Jan. 2 to make way for a T. Rex Named Sue, which opens in the new year. LEGO City by the Sea, a whimsical exhibit that allows visitors to control tall ships and trains built of Lego, is on display at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. The public can contact the Museum of Natural History at 902-424-7353 and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic at 902-424-7490 for more information. -30-last_img read more

Centre scolaire de la RiveSud Officially Opens

first_imgSouth Shore students and the Acadian and francophone community came together to celebrate a new, state-of-the-art school and community centre today, March 4. Education Minister Ramona Jennex, students and school staff were joined by representatives from the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial, Canadian Heritage, and the area’s municipalities, for the official opening of Centre scolaire de la Rive-Sud in Cookville, Lunenburg Co. “It makes me very proud to live in a province where students can receive a French-language education in such an impressive learning environment,” said Ms. Jennex. “Centre scolaire de la Rive-Sud is an excellent place for Acadian and francophone families of the South Shore to meet and celebrate their culture.” The school has been open since September, and has 160 students in grades Primary to 12. The school also offers a program Grandir en Français for four-year-olds. Kenneth Gaudet, president of le Conseil scolaire acadien provincial, said the community demonstrated patience and tenacity to help make the school and community centre a reality. “This is a jewel that we find here after spending over 10 years at the old Blockhouse school,” said Mr. Gaudet. “That’s promising for the people of the South Shore who have a growing Acadian and francophone population.” Along with classrooms, a music room and gymnasium, the building has community spaces, a reception area and a multipurpose room. “The region’s francophones finally have a building where it will be possible to share their common language and culture.” said Diane Racette, the school’s principal. “This magnificent building will welcome the young and not-so-young people who aim for the development of the French language.”last_img read more

Les billets pour le Gala Création NouvelleÉcosse sont offerts en ligne

first_imgLes Néo-Écossais peuvent célébrer les réalisations des artistes de la province et leur contribution à l’essor de l’économie en assistant au sixième gala annuel de remise des prix pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse. Pour la première fois, les gens pourront cette année se procurer leurs billets en ligne à l’adresse www.creativenovascotia.com. Le gala a lieu le 28 octobre au Cunard Centre à Halifax et il est présenté par le Conseil de leadership pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse. « Les artistes de la Nouvelle-Écosse ajoutent chaque jour à la qualité de la vie dans nos localités en donnant libre cours à leur inspiration artistique, de dire le ministre des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine, David Wilson. Le gala est une occasion de faire l’expérience de l’énergie qui se dégage de notre communauté artistique et culturelle et de souligner sa contribution à l’amélioration de la qualité de la vie des familles de la province. » Les divertissements proposés lors du gala seront annoncés à une date ultérieure et mettront en vedette les talents d’une gamme d’artistes néo-écossais déjà bien connus et aussi de la relève. Les prix pour les arts et la culture les plus importants en Nouvelle-Écosse seront décernés lors du gala, y compris le Prix Portia-White, le Prix Grand-Pré et le Prix du chef-d’œuvre de la lieutenante-gouverneure de la Nouvelle-Écosse qui souligne les réalisations artistiques d’un individu. Le Prix de mérite pour un artiste établi sera décerné pour souligner les contributions d’artistes de longue date. L’engagement communautaire dans le soutien des arts et de la culture sera célébré au moyen du Prix communautaire pour les arts et la culture. Pour obtenir de l’information sur le Prix du chef-d’œuvre de la lieutenante-gouverneure de la Nouvelle-Écosse, consultez le www.nsmasterworks.ca. Pour de l’information sur les prix provinciaux pour les arts, consultez le www.gov.ns.ca/tch/culture_prizes.asp.last_img read more

Traffic Advisory Victoria County

first_imgVICTORIA COUNTY: Englishtown Ferry The Englishtown Ferry will be out of service from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, for safety reasons in light of construction in the parking area. Local Area Office: 902-860-2430 -30-last_img

Opening of Halifax Regional Municipality Trail Celebrated

first_img —————————————————————A paved, multi-use trail in south end Halifax was officially opened today, May 26. The Halifax Urban Greenway closely follows the Canadian National Railway alignment and will eventually connect to the Halifax waterfront as part of the Trans Canada Trail. Halifax Citadel-Sable Island MLA Leonard Preyra, on behalf of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister John MacDonell, Senator Stephen Greene, on behalf of Bernard Valcourt, Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Halifax Municipal Councillor Sue Uteck and Mark Poirier, president of the Halifax Urban Greenway Association, celebrated completion of the first phase of the trail. The one kilometre trail follows Beaufort Avenue between South Street and Marlborough Woods-Roxton Road. It will eventually extend to Franklyn Street, Pinehill Drive and Point Pleasant Park. “We are pleased to work with our federal and municipal partners to support the development of this trail in the urban core of HRM,” said Mr. Preyra. “Through the dedication of this volunteer association, we now have a multi-use trail that will link with the municipality’s network of trails and protect this recreational space for future generations.” “The federal government is delivering on its promise to make communities vibrant and productive places to live, work and raise families,” said Senator Greene. “This trail will add to the attractions Halifax already created not only for its residents but also for our visitors.” “Creating these partnerships and developing these projects are essential when it comes to promoting healthy living and alternative, sustainable modes of transportation,” said Mayor Peter Kelly. “HRM is committed to achieving the goals set out in its active transportation plan and will continue to work to create accessible options that respond to the commuting and active lifestyle needs of our citizens.” The provincial, federal and municipal governments each contributed one-third of the cost through the Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund. The total cost for this phase of the trail is $670,844. “Thanks to support from all three levels of government, a multi-use trail has been created through Halifax’s south end,” said Mr. Poirier. “Families and individuals have been enjoying it on foot, bikes, and skateboards. With continued support from government, the Halifax Urban Greenway will be extended to serve residents along the entire length of the peninsula, and those who are off-peninsula will have a safe alternative to the automobile for accessing the universities, the hospitals and downtown.” The Halifax Urban Greenway Association is a community organization that has been set up to plan and develop the trail for public access. SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS–Opening of Halifax Regional Municipality Trail Celebratedlast_img read more

Les membres de la Commission sur lintégration en éducation sont nommés

first_imgTrois experts qui examineront le modèle de l’intégration en éducation en Nouvelle-Écosse ont été choisis pour former la Commission sur l’intégration en éducation. Karen Casey, ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance, a annoncé les membres de la commission aujourd’hui 24 mars. Elles sont : Dre Sarah Shea, présidente indépendante, nommée conjointement par le gouvernement et le Syndicat des enseignants de la Nouvelle-Écosse Monica Williams, nommée par le gouvernement Adela Njie, nommée par le Syndicat des enseignants de la Nouvelle-Écosse Mme Williams et Mme Njie débuteront leur travail immédiatement. La Dre Shea se joindra à la commission le 1er juin. « Cette commission, ainsi que le Conseil pour l’amélioration des conditions en salle de classe, découle directement des commentaires reçus des enseignants et des parents, indiquant que des changements sont nécessaires, souligne Mme Casey. Il s’agit d’un autre exemple de notre engagement à travailler avec les enseignants et d’autres experts afin d’améliorer les conditions en salle de classe. Nous devons mettre en place les mesures de soutien appropriées pour tous les élèves dans les salles de classe. Ce comité d’experts examinera notre approche actuelle et la comparera aux pratiques exemplaires adoptées ailleurs. » La commission examinera le modèle de l’intégration en éducation pour les élèves. Elle examinera aussi les pratiques et politiques actuelles, et élaborera un plan qui inclura des recommandations d’amélioration, ainsi que des objectifs. Les recommandations aborderont le financement, les ressources, le perfectionnement professionnel et l’amélioration des conditions d’enseignement et d’apprentissage. La commission mobilisera les enseignants, les parents, les élèves et les associations, et évaluera les pratiques exemplaires à l’échelle du Canada. Elle publiera un rapport provisoire d’ici au 30 juin, et un rapport final dans un délai d’un an après sa formation.last_img read more

Ministerial Assistants Named

first_imgEight members of the legislative assembly will take on the role of ministerial assistants as the government gets to work on its ambitious agenda, Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, June 29. “We have a lot of work ahead of us as we implement our plan to move Nova Scotia forward with a stronger economy and improved public services,” said Premier McNeil. “We are fortunate to have so many talented people to support this journey.” Ministerial assistants will focus on priority files in their respective departments, supporting the minister and policy development. More details on the scope of their roles will be provided in mandate letters they will receive. Those letters will also be made public. The ministerial assistants are: Ministerial assistants do not receive additional salary. -30- Rafah DiCostanzo – Immigration, Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act Bill Horne – Natural Resources, with a focus on forestry Keith Irving – Treasury and Policy Board Ben Jessome – Youth Suzanne Lohnes-Croft – Education and Early Childhood Development, with a focus on early years Hugh MacKay – Business Brendan Maguire – Housing Nova Scotia Chuck Porter – Finance and Treasury Board, with a focus on tangible capital assets and infrastructure last_img read more

Gambhir demands actions against those who attacked Muslim man

first_imgNew Delhi: Cricketer-turned-politician and the BJP’s East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir on Monday condemned the attack on a Muslim man in Haryana’s Gurugram and demanded exemplary action against the culprits. “In Gurugram Muslim man told to remove skull cap, chant Jai Shri Ram. It is deplorable. Exemplary action needed by Gurugram authorities. We are a secular nation where where Javed Akhtar writes ‘o palan hare, nirgun aur nyare’ and Rakeysh On Mehra gave us the song ‘arziyaan’ in Delhi 6,” Gambhir said in a tweet. His remarks came after a video went viral in which a Muslim man was purportedly seen in Gurugram being asked to remove his skull cap and to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram:. The Gurugram Police has registered a case. The police has also taken the CCTV footage to identify the culprits. No one has been arrested yet.last_img read more

Top cop reviews pilot project over 21K FIRs filed this year

first_imgNew Delhi: In a recently held meeting, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik reviewed the status of a pilot project initiated in 30 police stations where investigation has been separated from law and order. Police sources said that in the current year over 21,000 first information reports registered.Highly placed police sources told Millennium Post that the meeting was held earlier in June at Delhi Police headquarters. Sources said that presentation was made on the details like the number of teams (male and female) working on the project, FIRs, PCR calls, resources provided to investigation teams. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in DenmarkThe Delhi Police data revealed that in North district 896 FIRs were reported in two police stations (Sadar Bazar, Subzi Mandi) till May 31. Around 24 PCR calls were received daily in Sadar Bazar whereas Subzi Mandi got 38 PCR calls daily. Central district registered 555 FIRs in three police stations (Hauz Qazi–16 calls, Pahar Ganj–38 and Rajinder Nagar–13 PCR calls received daily). “In North district, 22 teams and Central-20 teams including male and female are working on the project,” revealed police data adding that teams have been provided with the resources like space, motorcycle, computer, printer, photostat machine. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsIn the Southern Range, project is going on in five police stations. As many as 4,441 FIRs were registered in the current year. Around 20-38 calls were received daily in three police stations, whereas two police stations received 55-60 PCR calls every day. Six police stations in Eastern range registered 3,698 FIRs. Nearly 24-35 calls were received daily in four police stations, whereas two police stations received 40-54 PCR calls every day. More than 6,000 FIRs were registered in six police stations which come under Western Range.Two police stations received 60-66 PCR calls whereas other four got 32-40 PCR calls daily. Northern Range recorded more than 4,000 FIRs in four police stations and in between 33-50 PCR calls were received daily in four police stations. As many as 1,580 FIRs were registered in the current year at four police stations which fall under New Delhi Range. In between, 10-22 calls were received daily in three police stations, whereas one police station received 50 PCR calls every day. According to Delhi Police, the pilot project has been started to separate Investigation from Law and Order in 30 police stations of Delhi Police after careful planning to improve the pace and quality of investigation. During the year 2019, this project will be extended to other police stations of Delhi Police for which 4227 personnel forming 1,409 teams of one SI, one HC and one Constable each, have already been sanctioned by Govt. of India. Recently LG Anil Baijal directed Delhi Police to maximize the use of technology and focus on the separation of investigation from law and order.last_img read more

Kangana to star in Dhakkad

first_imgMumbai: Actor Kangana Ranaut is set to star in Dhaakad, which will be “one of a kind female-led action film”. The project is helmed by Razneesh ‘Razy’ Ghai and is jointly produced by Sohel Maklai Productions and Asylum Films and co-produced by Qyuki Digital Media. “After the success of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, it has been proven that audiences across the globe are loving larger than life films with a female hero. Dhaakad is not only a benchmark film for my career but will be a turning point for Indian cinema as well,” Kangana said in a statement. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography”The film is mounted on a large scale, is one of a kind female-led action film, and is apt for a Diwali release. If it is received well, there will be no looking back for women in Indian cinema.” The makers are looking to rope in a leading action director from Hollywood to choreograph the elaborate sequences. Filming will take place across India, South East Asia, the Middle East and Europe. The actor’ film JudgeMentall Hai Kya will soon hit the screens.last_img read more

Priyanka posts video of woman being panned by policeman while filing eveteasing

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday posted a video of a woman being panned by a policeman for wearing jewellery while she was attempting to file an eve-teasing complaint, and said the first step towards ensuring justice for women is listening to them. She posted the video in which a woman is narrating that she was eve teased by a group of men and her brother was beaten up for protesting their remarks. In response, the police official asks the woman about her attire and bangles and locket worn by married women. He also pulls up her family. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “A girl who has gone to file a report of eve teasing is being treated in this manner at a police station. On one hand crimes against women are not going down in Uttar Pradesh, on the other hand protectors of law are behaving in this manner,” Priyanka Gandhi tweeted. The first step towards getting justice for women is listening to them, she said. Priyanka Gandhi has been attacking the Yogi Adityanath government over alleged rise in crimes against women in the state, demanding action against those breaking the law.last_img read more