Jharkhand has often seen instances where the electorate has broken the pattern of giving precedence to the party, and voted for the individual instead.Case in point is the Kolhan region, where tribal netas Amulya Sardar, Vijay Singh Soy and Krishna Mardi were so popular that they have won elections even when they were lodged in jail, as per a report in The Times of India.Krishna Mardi, a member of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), had risen to prominence during the separate Jharkhand movement. He had won from Serikela reserved seat in undivided Bihar in the 1985 polls, despite being behind bars.Close Mardi, a trusted lieutenant of JMM chief Shibu Soren, was arrested five days ahead of voting. Yet, his popularity failed to diminish in the tribal dominated region and he won. Besides, his arrest won him sympathy votes. related news Uddhav Thackeray to be Maharashtra CM: Sharad Pawar SC to hear in open court review pleas of Maradu flat owners for relief from builders Water … [Read more...] about Jharkhand Assembly Polls: Being in jail hasn’t stopped tribal netas from winning polls in state
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LinkedIn recently partnered with Harris Poll to ask U.S. professionals what “success” means to them. The responses were a little troubling: Traditional signs of success, like material wealth and enviable job titles, are now eclipsed–sometimes seven times over–by hand-to-mouth concerns like paying off debt and hopefully someday not living paycheck to paycheck anymore. These issues, as you’ll notice from the chart above, are especially acute for women. Yet bizarrely, a press announcement I received of the survey results framed the gender divide as a quirk of temperament, making no mention of the far more likely culprit: the gender pay gap. “Women define success as ‘feeling’ financially successful,” the press statement read, “while men want to ‘show’ that they are financially successful.” But for now, anyway, both are mostly just focused on paying the bills. advertisement … [Read more...] about For most Americans (especially women), success means just paying the bills
“Trucks have been the same for a very long time,” said Elon Musk as he unveiled Tesla’s latest offering on Thursday night: the Cybertruck, an electric pickup truck that is barely recognizable as a truck. “We wanted to do something different.” advertisement Built with a stainless steel exoskeleton—strong enough that a sledgehammer bounced off the door during a demonstration on stage, and Musk showed a video of a bullet bouncing off the steel in another test—the highest-end version of the truck can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in as little as 2.9 seconds and tow more than 14,000 pounds. (A separate test on stage, meant to demonstrate that the car’s transparent metal glass was unbreakable, failed when someone hurled a large metal ball at an allegedly shatterproof window—and it shattered.) One battery option has a range of 500 miles. Inside, there’s seating for six, and the back, a 6.5-foot covered bed, has 100 cubic … [Read more...] about Will Tesla’s insane looking new pickup convince more Americans to go electric?
A bittersweet sort of punctuation to the global mourning of South African leader Nelson Mandela came this week with the news of Idris Elba’s Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of the revolutionary politician in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. That film is only the latest mark that Mandela, and the struggles of apartheid-era South Africa, have made on art and pop culture since the 80s (Elba is the fifth actor to portray Mandela in a feature since 2007). advertisement advertisement A much earlier, musical, statement about apartheid in South Africa may have been forgotten among the tributes to Mandela–the song “Sun City,” recorded by Artists United Against Apartheid–but the project was remarkable for the sheer heft of the artists involved and, it turns out, for the ambitions of its creator. The song was recorded shortly after USA For Africa released “We Are The World,” but aside from the fact that both tracks were recorded by a … [Read more...] about Steven Van Zandt Tells The Story Of “Sun City” And Fighting Apartheid In South Africa
From the food we eat to the products we use, consumers have never been savvier about the brands and companies they support. advertisement advertisement A 2015 report found that 66% of global consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable brands. The organic personal care market is projected to hit $25 billion by 2025. And organic food sales rose 5.9% in 2018, hitting nearly $48 billion. But as influential as purchasing power can be, it’s not, of course, the only answer to issues of public health and sustainability—and Netflix’s new docu-series Broken aims to uncover the tangled mess beneath some of the world’s most lucrative industries in four episodes. In “Big Vape,” Juul is put under a magnifying lens as the leader of the controversial e-cigarette boom that’s been fueled by fruity flavors and the commonly held belief that vaping is healthier than regular smoking (spoiler alert: not really). “Deadly Dressers” … [Read more...] about Netflix’s ‘Broken’ covers the tangled mess behind Juul, Ikea, and more of your favorite brands