Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy called off the six-day dharna late on the night of February 18 after a meeting was held between Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi, the CM and his Council of Ministers. After the dharna ended, Kiran Bedi took to Twitter and announced that the government will be back to work from February 19 while Narayanasamy said, “partial success was achieved on various demands”.However, the chief minister said the campaign for statehood would continue "without a break".After the meeting, the chief minister also announced that “all the agitation slated for the next two days against Kiran Bedi” have been suspended.But why was the chief minister staging a dharna outside the Raj Nivas and what are his demands? Let’s take a closer look at the storm brewing in Puducherry.Close The public duel between Narayanasamy and Kiran Bedi related news CBI carries out searches at 13 locations in Rs 568.52 crore bank fraud 200 … [Read more...] about Discord in Puducherry |CM Narayanasami may have ended dharna outside LG Kiran Bedi’s house, but question of statehood looms large
Ford house office building
In the space of two years, Payal Kadakia, CEO and founder of ClassPass, has built the app- and web-based service into a fitness-industry juggernaut that, for $99 a month, helps adrenaline seekers mix up their routines–and studios fill up spots that would have otherwise gone unused. By the end of this year, it will be in every major U.S. market and 10,000 locations; so far, users have booked more than 2 million classes through the service. We asked Kadakia, who also founded and operates Sa Dance, an Indian dance company, how she’s managed her company’s explosive growth–and how she stays focused and inspired. Here’s what she said: advertisement advertisement Where or how do you seek out creative inspiration? Movement inspires a lot in me. I love music. Sometimes it’s even going for a run; it definitely inspires creativity. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? I check my phone. I go for a run. And I drink green … [Read more...] about How ClassPass Builds Its Mission Into Its Culture
In January this year, Microsoft answered several questions regarding a sunset date for the Windows Phone with a new support page titled “Windows 10 Mobile End of Support: FAQ”. Now, the software giant is ready to end support for all Windows 10 Mobile products.Windows on mobile will no longer receive security updates and non-security hotfixes as well as no free support. However, Office apps will continue to receive support until January 12, 2021. So, Microsoft’s Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Word will continue to receive updates and security patches.However, the software giant recommends that users make the switch to iOS or Android devices either way and use the Office apps on those platforms. Microsoft already pulled the plug on Windows Phone 8.1 and the app store will shut down on December 16. The Windows 10 Mobile app store will likely live on a little longer, at least until Microsoft ends support of Office apps on Windows 10 Mobile.Close The move … [Read more...] about Microsoft ends support for Windows 10 Mobile, Office apps will get support till Jan 2020
This year, Frank Lloyd Wright, arguably the greatest and most popular modern American architect, would’ve turned 150 years old. To help commemorate the milestone, the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy–a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving Wright’s buildings–is publishing a new edition of its Wright Sites guidebook. In addition to showcasing dozens of beautiful FLW projects, it’s also a testament to the power of historic preservation. advertisement advertisement “People who look at pictures of architecture are experiencing it in one way, but when you stand inside and confront one of these buildings in person, the value presents itself in a way you can’t put in words,” Hoglund says. Wright Sites has changed since the previous edition published 15 years ago. Some projects are no longer accessible–like the Ennis House, which was sold to a private owner in 2011–and have been removed. Sixteen sites … [Read more...] about There’s A New Must-Read Book For Frank Lloyd Wright Fans
Days after the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced their decision to contest the Lok Sabha polls together from Uttar Pradesh, BSP satrap Mayawati, on her 63rd birthday, appealed to members and workers of both parties to forget their past differences.As the leader was greeted by SP chief Akhilesh Yadav at her residence in Lucknow on her birthday on January 15, she said, “Forget past differences and ensure the victory of all joint candidates of SP and BSP. This will be my ideal birthday gift.”The parties, which have decided to contest general elections on a 50-50 seat-sharing deal, are itching to bury the hatchet in an attempt to make a formidable alliance to beat the BJP, which had won 71 out of 80 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. While the SP had managed to win a meagre five seats, the BSP won none.Close But it won’t be easy for the bitter rivals to forget and forgive, especially after witnessing a dark past in the history of Indian … [Read more...] about Forget past differences with SP, says BSP supremo Mayawati on 63rd birthday. Easier said than done?