Punjab seeks neighbours’ help in fight against drugs

first_imgAs part of his government’s efforts to curb the drug menace in Punjab, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought the cooperation of the neighbouring States to control the cultivation and smuggling of narcotics.Captain Singh has written letters to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, to whom the Delhi Police reports, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje drawing their attention to the problem.Joint crackdown He has requested each of the States to advise their enforcement agencies, including the police, to coordinate with the Punjab Police and make joint efforts to curb the drug menace.He also requested the Chief Ministers to impress upon the Central government the need for a national policy on prevention and control of drug abuse in the country. Peddlers hidingCaptain Singh, in his letter to Mr. Rajnath Singh, pointed out that as per information, drug peddlers and smugglers had disappeared from Punjab and were hiding in the neighbouring States. “Apart from smuggling from across the international border, there are reports about smuggling of drugs to Punjab through the neighbouring States of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi,” he said. Captain Singh urged the Home Minister to advise the Delhi Police to work in close coordination with the police of the neighbouring States to wipe out the drug menace in the region.last_img read more

2019 TV buying advice Get a 2018 TV now or wait for

first_img iTunes app, AirPlay 2 Far-field mic for hands-free voice 8.3 No idea Quantum dots, more dimming zones 8.2 Far-field mic for hands-free voice The best TVs of CES 2019 Vizio P-Series Best new feature Vizio P-Series Quantum I’m guessing LG’s 2019 OLED TVs, coming soon, won’t perform significantly better than the 2018 versions seen here. Sarah Tew/CNET The last big TV sale event of the season, the Super Bowl, is now behind us, and ahead lie a bunch of brand-new 2019 models to tempt shoppers. Late winter and early spring are when most of the new TVs hit store shelves and online, and some are even available now. If you want a new TV now, perhaps one thought is “I shouldn’t buy an obsolete 2018 TV now when new ones are just around the corner.” Allow me to add a complexifier or two. A 2018 TV bought today is not obsolete. TVs are a mature technology and most will do everything you need for years to come. The improvements on many 2019 TVs will be minor compared to 2018 models available now. For most of this year, you’ll pay more for a 2019 TV than you will for the roughly equivalent 2018 model. The earliest you can expect 2019 TV prices to fall to 2018 levels is mid-November 2019. If you’re OK waiting until November and Black Friday season to buy your 2019 TV, then by all means do so. You’ll probably get the best deal on a new TV.  7.0 2 Now playing: Watch this: TVs 13:20 None Brighter, more dimming zones, 75-inch size available 2019 TV comparisons No Yes 8.6 2018 CNET rating Sony X900F But if you want a new TV now and missed your opportunity to snag something in the last few months on-sale, you face a conundrum. Will the 2019 version coming soon be a better choice than 2018 version you can buy now? I can’t actually answer that question for sure until I review the new TVs and compare them directly to the older ones. But in my years of doing just that as a TV reviewer at CNET, I’m willing to take some educated guesses now. No Samsung Q8 Comments Processing Viewing angles, processing No Vizio M-Series Quantum Tags Processing Samsung Q9 Quantum dots, more dimming zones Yes Yes LG OLEDB8P AirPlay 2, HomeKit Sony X950G Viewing angles, processing Samsung Q80R iTunes app, AirPlay 2 Vizio E-Series The best TVs at CES 2019 Vizio V-Series Katz’s guess: Significantly better picture? 6.9 No 7.7 2019 TV series 8.7 Vizio M-Series AirPlay 2, HomeKit Built-in Alexa AirPlay 2, HomeKit 2018 TV series 8.0 7.5 None No Yes 8.1 Armed with the information from the chart above, you can get some idea of what the TVs of 2019 will bring to the table compared to their predecessors, and hopefully make a more informed decision. And if you’re looking for more info on 2019 TVs, here the latest I have on 2019 TVs from LG, Samsung, Sony, Vizio, TCL and Hisense. Some stuff to keep in mind: Again, these are just guesses based on manufacturer info and my past experience testing TVs. I haven’t seen any of the 2019 TVs in person beyond brief glances at CES, let alone subjected any to a full CNET review with measurements, side-by-side comparisons and the whole bit. I say “significantly better” because even those TVs that get a “No” could show slight improvements. For example, improved processing on the C8 last year did produce a somewhat better picture than the B8 in my tests, but it was so minor that I still chose the less-expensive B8 as CNET’s Editors’ Choice for high-end TVs. Just because I’m guessing a 2019 TV will have a better picture doesn’t mean the 2018 version isn’t worth buying. I’m guessing the successor to the TCL 6 series (whatever they end up calling it) will be a better performer for example, but the 6 series is still an excellent choice and remains CNET’s Editors’ Choice for now. Speaking of TCL, it’s the only maker on the chart above that hasn’t specified model numbers for most of its 2019 TVs. Hence the “TBD” and “No idea.”Unless you’re rich, no 2019 8K TV is worth waiting for. Unless you’re a hardcore gamer or a Dolby Atmos user who needs eARC, no 2019 4K TV with HDMI 2.1 features is worth waiting for. A handful of new 2019 TVs lack immediate predecessors I reviewed, yet could still be excellent choices for some buyers this year. They include the Samsung Q70R (the cheapest Samsung with full-array local dimming, or FALD), the Hisense R8 (an inexpensive Roku TV with FALD) and of course LG’s rollable OLED. The bottom line? All of this advice will evolve as I review new 2019 TVs, the 2018 models start selling out and the 2019 TVs fall in price. As always, waiting until later in the year will help you make a more informed decision. But if you can’t wait, here are the best TVs to buy right now. 8.7 Vizio P-Series Quantum X LG OLEDC8P TCL 5 TCL S405/S305 TBD AirPlay 2, HomeKit Samsung Q90R Yes 61 Photos 8.1 LG OLEDB9 TCL S425/S325 Far-field mic for hands-free voice TBD Brighter Vizio P-Series Quantum Quantum dots, more dimming zones None TCL 6 No Share your voice Picture quality improvements Built-in Alexa TBD 2018 vs. 2019 TVs compared: Buy now or wait Here are all of the TVs CNET reviewed in 2018 (with overall ratings) and all of their nearest 2019 successors. I’ve noted the major improvements, based on TV manufacturer information available now, for both image quality and features. Finally, I guess whether the 2019 TV’s picture quality will be any better than its predecessor. LG OLEDC9 last_img read more

Bigg Boss Tamil contestant Sherins hot bikini pictures spreading like wildfire on

first_imgA collage of Sherin Shringar in two-piece bikini.Sherin Shringar InstagramSouth Indian actress Sherin Shringar has entered Bigg Boss Tamil house as a contestant to revive her career in glitz and glamour world. The actress, who has been missing in the action, sees it as an opportunity to take a break from her routine work and to overcome from the personal setbacks. [Crawl down to see the photos]Sherin Shringar started career as a child artiste in a film called Police Dog in Sandalwood when she was still in the high school. She turned heroine with Challenging Star Darshan’s Kannada film Dhruva. She entered Kollywood with Dhanush’s Thulluvadho Ilamai and won the hearts of Tamil cine-goers.Language has never been a barrier for her as she was open to do any language movie that comes her way. In the next few years, she was juggling among Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. Yet her career did not progress as per her plans. Thus doing countable films between 2008 and 2010.Thereafter, she virtually bid goodbye to films and was doing modelling assignments. In the due course, she was also into a relationship. However, she broke up from the person, six months ago.Bigg Boss TamilHer entry to Bigg Boss Tamil house has now brought her under limelight like never before. It is evident after her pictures are now going viral. Especially, the ones in bikinis and swimsuits are spreading like wildfire. Check out the snaps below: 1/10 Multilingual actress and Bigg Boss Tamil contestant, Sherin in Bikini.Sherin Shringar Instagram AccountBigg Boss Tamil contestant Sherin dons bikini.Sherin Shringar Instagram AccountMultilingual actress and Bigg Boss Tamil contestant, Sherin in Bikini.Sherin Shringar Instagram AccountMultilingual actress and Bigg Boss Tamil contestant, Sherin in Bikini.Sherin Shringar Instagram AccountMultilingual actress and Bigg Boss Tamil contestant, Sherin in Bikini.Sherin Shringar Instagram AccountMultilingual actress and Bigg Boss Tamil contestant, Sherin in Bikini.Sherin Shringar Instagram AccountMultilingual actress and Bigg Boss Tamil contestant, Sherin in Bikini.Sherin Shringar Instagram AccountMultilingual actress and Bigg Boss Tamil contestant, Sherin in Bikini.Sherin Shringar Instagram AccountMultilingual actress and Bigg Boss Tamil contestant, Sherin in swimsuit.Sherin Shringar Instagram AccountMultilingual actress and Bigg Boss Tamil contestant, Sherin in Bikini.Sherin Shringar Instagram AccountPreviousNextKamal Haasan-hosted Bigg Boss Tamil 3 was kick-started with the entry of 15 contestants on 23 June. In the first week, there are no eliminations which have turned out to be a boon for the inmates.Vanitha Vijayakumar has turned the captain of the house.last_img read more

Court takes charges into cognizance over assaulting woman by policemen

first_imgA Jhenaidah court on Tuesday took cognizance of the charges against eight police personnel over assaulting woman, demanding extortion and giving threat to evict a family from their land, reports UNB.The court also ordered Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to investigate the incident and submit its report within 30 days.Golam Sheikh of Hamdampur village of Shailkupa upazila filed a complaint petition with the court of Shailkupa judicial magistrate Kazi Ashrafuzzaman against sub-inspector Ilias Mollah of Kochua investigation centre and seven others police personnel.Later, the court took the cognizance of the charges and ordered PBI to look into the matter.The court also ordered the authorities concern to ensure the security to the defendants.According to the court statement, the accused police personnel went to the ancestral home of Golam Sheikh and tried to evict them.The accused also assaulted the wife of Golam Sheikh while she was trying to protest the cops.The police personnel also carried out vandalism at the home and demanded extortion of Tk 100,000 from them.last_img read more

Remove thick bituminous overlay from all bridges PWD

first_imgKolkata: State Principal Secretary, Public Works Department (PWD), Arnab Roy has directed executive engineers of all divisions to remove thick bituminous overlay if any from the bridges and flyovers and submit an action taken report within 10 days.Directions have further been issued to the engineers to clear all vegetation from the bridges and its undersides including tree roots.”After inspection, we have stumbled upon thick bituminous overlay on a number of bridges which is more than the design parameter. This may result in subsidence of the portion where this overlay has been found. So we Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifehave directed engineers of all divisions to make sure that the bridges conform to thedesign parameters,” a senior official of the state PWD said.The executive engineers of all divisions will remove the super-imposed dead load on these bridges and flyovers. According to the directions issued by Arnab Roy, Principal Secretary of PWD, thework of removing the bituminous overlay as well as the vegetation in the bridges including tree roots should be done with immediacy and a report in this regard should be sent to the joint secretary (Roads) within 10 days. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be mentioned that the state PWD department has already undertaken repair works of as many as 15 bridges that have been labeled as severely distressed after a thorough inspection that had followed after the cave-in of a portion of the Majerhat bridge on September 4.It may be mentioned that the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) has already constituted an Advisory Committee for monitoring the health of the bridges in the city.It has prepared a list of 15 bridges that need structural health audit on a priority basis. The list includes Dhakuria Bridge connecting Golpark with Dhakuria, Bijon Setu connecting Gariahat with Kasba, Aurobindo Setu connecting Gouribari with Ultadanga, Chetla Bridge connecting Kalighat with Chetla, Kalighat Bridge connecting Kalighat with Gopalnagar, Durgapur Bridge connecting New Alipore with Chetla, Ultadanga Flyover connecting EM Bypass with VIP Road, Sukanta Setu connecting Jadavpur with Santoshpur, Bankim Setuconnecting Howrah Maidan with Howrah Station, Chingrighata flyover connecting EM Bypass with Salt Lake, Sealdah flyover, Bridge Number 4 on Park Circus rail line, Jibanananda Setu near Jadavpur police station and the arch type bridge at Karunamoyee in Tollygunge.State Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim has himself visited more than 10 of these bridges.last_img read more

4yearold boy falls from pool car remains unhurt

first_imgKolkata: Two traffic sergeants rescued a 4-year-old boy who fell from a pool car while travelling home from school on Darga Road on Friday.Police said traffic sergeants — Raj Vijay Banerjee and Suman Mukherjee — were on duty in the area. They went to the spot as soon as the matter came to their notice and rescued the boy. The incident took place on Darga Road at Beniapukur. The boy, who is a nursery student, was travelling in a Maruti Omni car. Its sliding door somehow opened when the driver applied a sudden brake and the boy fell down from the car. The boy, however, remained unhurt. He was later handed over to his parents, who didn’t lodge any complaint against the pool car. The car has been intercepted by the police.last_img

Major incident as M6 shut after people exit back of vehicle onto

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPolice declared a ‘major incident’ on the M6 motorway tonight after a number of people left the back of a vehicle. Staffordshire Police stopped the vehicle on the northbound carriageway between junction 15 and junction 16 near Stoke-on-Trent at around 4pm this evening. One man was arrested and police, along with West Midlands Ambulance Service and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service attended to the people from the back of the vehicle. A Staffordshire Police spokesman said:  “Officers from Staffordshire Police have stopped a vehicle on the M6 between Junctions 15 and 16 this evening (9 January) and a number of people have exited the back of the vehicle. “Police and partners assessed the welfare of the people who exited the vehicle and we will be liaising with our colleagues in Immigration Enforcement.” The motorway remained closed in both directions until shortly after 9.30pm tonight – with witnesses reporting dozens of police vehicles, as well as helicopters, attending the incident. Initially two lanes and a rolling roadblock were in place, with full closures in both directions being brought in at around 6pm – and the southbound closure was later extended to junction 14. Police by a lorry on the carriageway tonight Read MoreMan, 21, charged after man shot in eye in Stoke-on-Trent   A Highways England spokesman said:  “We can confirm that the M6 Northbound and Southbound carriageways between J16-14 and J15-16 have now been re-opened. “The CMPG incident has now been resolved. Thank you all for your patience whilst being stuck in the traffic. Have a safe journey.” A diversion was in place due to the M6 being shut – with congestion on surrounding roads including the A500 and the A34, with planned closures on the A500 suspended while the incident was resolved. Hundreds of people, including at least one pregnant woman and a considerable number of Burton Albion fans on their way to see their team play against Manchester City, remain stuck in traffic on the motorway. Motorists stuck in the congestion said they saw police officers checking a number of HGVs caught in the traffic. A Central Motorway Police Group spokesman said:  “We had M6 J15 to J16 Northbound and Southbound closed due to a major incident.  We are working with Highways England, Staffordshire Police, West Midlands Police, West Midlands Ambulance Service and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.” For further live updates on this incident and the ongoing closure, visit our live feed here. Read MorePolice hope to trace driver after pedestrian injured in accident near McDonald’s   Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive .last_img read more