Violent agitations continued to rock parts of West Bengal for second consecutive day on Saturday as people protesting against the amended Citizenship Act set several buses on fire and torched portions of a railway station complex, officials said.Incidents of violence were reported from Murshidabad and North 24 Paraganas districts, and rural Howrah, police said.Angry protestors torched around 15 buses, both public and private, and blocked traffic on the arterial Kona Expressway in Howrah that connect both NH6 (Mumbai Road) and NH2 (Delhi Road) to Kolkata, the police said.Close Traffic movement along the expressway came to a standstill, they said. related news Akhilesh meets family of Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze BJP will think positively if allies withdraw Sena-led govt's support: Shelar Rejuvenation camp for temple elephants to begin on Sunday The National Highway 34, one of the main roads that connect north and south Bengal, was blocked in Murshidabad. Buses were … [Read more...] about Violent protests continue in Bengal, several buses, rly station torched
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The market staged a strong performance in the last three consecutive sessions and helped benchmark indices post 1.4 percent gains for the week that ended on December 13.The announcement of phase one trade deal by US and China, and easing Brexit worries after the emphatic victory of Boris Johnson's conservative party in UK's general election lifted sentiment.Also, reports that ArcelorMittal started has paying money to lenders in Essar Steel case brought cheer to the markets. Nifty Auto,Bank and Metal indices gained 2-3.6 percent while the Nifty Midcap index was up 1.2 percent, but smallcaps lost 0.8 percent during the week.Close With the easing of global worries, the cooling off of volatility and the government's continuous focus on bringing economy back on track, the positive momentum is expected to continue in coming days despite weak domestic economic data points, followed by some consolidation, say experts. related news Do you think when to book out? Implied Volatility … [Read more...] about Market Week Ahead: 10 key factors that will keep traders busy
Vibhuti GargThe Indian power sector is under huge stress and struggling with issues across the value chain: thermal generation exposed to a huge non-performing asset (NPA) burden of over Rs 10 trillion ($144 billion) as of FY2018; an inadequate transmission network leading to grid congestion and curtailment; and, increasing indebtedness and the deteriorating financial health of distribution companies (discoms). Support for the under-recovery of discoms selling electricity at below-market prices, usually for residential and agricultural users, was the single-largest source of energy subsidy expenditure in FY2017: Rs 74,925 crore ($11.2 billion).In particular, thermal power plant developers are under huge pressure. Capacity utilisation rates have been below 60 per cent over the past two years, combined with excessive financial leverage that makes debt servicing extremely difficult. Further, late payments by loss-making DISCOMs and renegotiation of tariffs on power purchase agreements … [Read more...] about Climate Crisis | How to untangle the mixed signals on coal in India?
Whether a chic dog house (yes, those exist) or a carpet designed from satellite imagery, outrageously beautiful designs are all too often outrageously priced. It’s the downside of good designers’ insistence on using quality materials and thoughtful manufacturing. Here, 10 home products we came across in 2014 that we can’t pretend we don’t want, but also can’t pretend we can afford. Splurgy design snobs, break out the credit card. advertisement advertisement A Chic daybed for your dog Rosi & Rufus makes fancy furniture for the urban canine (or feline). With its first collection, the Danish company’s goal was to turn the standard doghouse, usually found in the backyard, into a piece of interior, contemporary furniture beautiful enough for a downtown loft or a brownstone. But you could rent a human-sized apartment for the price of this dog house: prices start around $1,500. A Pot That Unfolds As Your Plant Grows As an alternative to … [Read more...] about The Best Wallet-Draining Housewares Of 2014
The Insane Clown Posse–the face-painted, Faygo-swilling horrorcore duo behind viral profundities like “Fuckin’ Magnets, How Do They Work?“–has inspired an FBI investigation into their fans’ alleged gang activity, the stoning of Tila Tequila, and a cult following of thousands, who convene annually at “The Gathering of the Juggalos.” advertisement advertisement Now, the ICP’s devotees have inspired the world’s first Juggalo-themed art exhibition, called Where the Juggalo Roam, on view until December 20th at Start Gallery in Detroit. The works are comprised entirely of oil paintings by British artist Lucy Owen, who immersed herself in juggalo culture for several months after learning of Insane Clown Posse for the first time last year. She would soon find herself drawing unlikely inspiration from the band–not just visual fodder for her paintings, but ideas on how to live one’s life, too (although she’s … [Read more...] about Zen And The Art Of The Juggalo