Husband arrested for killing wife in Konnagar

first_imgKolkata: A person was arrested on Saturday night for allegedly killing his wife by bashing her head on the floor at Konnagar in Hooghly.According to locals, on Saturday evening they heard screams from the house of Mitra family on Ghosal Lane in Konnagar. When some people went there to check, they saw one Pallabi Mitra lying in a pool of blood on the floor.Her husband Sujoy Mitra and in-laws were standing surrounding Pallabi’s body. Police and her family members were immediately informed. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeCops recovered the body and sent it for an autopsy. Later, Pallabi’s elder brother alleged that Sujoy killed his sister. He also informed that they used to fight on a regular basis as Sujoy was a habitual drunker.She was also tortured for no reason. Though Pallabi’s in-laws refused to accept the allegations, the sleuths are investigating the case from all possible angles. On seeing the incident place and the injury on the body, it is suspected that Pallabi was killed by being banged on the floor. Her son identified the body. Police are questioning Pallabi’s in-laws for further investigations. The sleuths are waiting for the autopsy report.last_img read more

HC discharges contempt rule against school service commission

first_imgKolkata: The West Bengal School Service Commission (SSC) has been discharged from contempt proceedings by the Calcutta High Court in connection with the publication of a merit list of candidates to recruit teachers for 12,905 vacancies. The contempt proceedings were initiated against the SSC on a petition alleging that the court’s September 18, 2018 order directing it to publish the merit list was not complied with properly. Satisfied with the submission of the SSC that it has published the merit list for the State Level Selection Test 2016, conducted by the SSC in accordance with rules, Justice Rajasekhar Mantha “discharged the contempt rule”. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed The petition was moved by candidates Monika Roy and Sabnam Banu. Hearing the contempt prayer moved by their lawyer Ashish Chowdhury, Justice Mantha on Monday directed the SSC to submit before it, within a day, what was done with regard to publication of the merit list of candidates who appeared for teachers’ recruitment examination. Appearing for the SSC, counsel Sutanu Kumar Patra Tuesday submitted that according to the commission’s rules, list of candidates who were empanelled and those waitlisted are published on the basis of marks obtained in the examination, and academic and professional qualification. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose Patra submitted that while the empanelment is done on the basis of actual number of vacancies, the waitlist is that of four candidates per 10 empanelled candidates. Thereafter, the personality test of these candidates is done and a further list of the selected candidates is published. He submitted that this has been done in the present case and as such the court’s order was complied with. Patra told the court that the number of vacancies for SLST 2016 was 12,905 across all subjects. Justice Mantha noted that an affidavit of compliance was filed by the SSC secretary stating that publication of the merit list has been done in accordance with the commission’s rules. The court expressed its satisfaction that the order of September 18, 2018 had been complied with. The SSC secretary and current chairman were present in the court during the hearing.last_img read more

CEOs office calls for probe to clear air on intimidation of voters

first_imgKolkata: The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has asked the District Election Officer (DEO) North Kolkata, Dibyendu Sarkar, to conduct a probe to know if Central Force personnel are intimidating the voters.The move has been taken up after Trinamool Congress leaders lodged a complaint with the commission, alleging that some Central Force personnel were trying to intimidate voters. It has been learnt from the CEO’s office that Sarkar will ascertain if any such incidents happened. He would file a report to the commission in this regard. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseAccording to a senior election official, the allegation against the Central Forces has been looked into with utmost sincerity, like any other complaint. It was alleged that Central Force jawans had talked to many people in the Ultadanga area. TMC has alleged that this type of activity might create fear among the voters. It may be mentioned that some senior Trinamool Congress officials on Monday met an election official at the CEO’s office, alleging high-handedness by some Central Force personnel. They told the commission that a television channel has showed how a Central Force personnel engaged in a conversation with a woman, allegedly giving her some instructions. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataMeanwhile, mock drills of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) were conducted in various districts on Tuesday. Demonstrations were conducted at various places in the city to ascertain that the EVM and VVPAT machines were functioning correctly. It has been learnt from sources in the CEO’s office that police observers may arrive in the state next week. The police observers will be assigned in various districts across the state for keeping a tab on the election procedures. It may be mentioned that seven expenditure observers have already been deployed by the commission for the first two phases of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.last_img read more

Incorporate art fashion in your daily wear

first_imgArt and fashion have always been tied together, and one takes inspiration from the other in an endless creative cycle.Experts list down some ways to include both in your day-to-day wear:-Introduce clothes in your wardrobe that have applied a multitude of heritage techniques such as the mukaish, zardozi and shibori. Due to their painstaking intricacy, they can very well be considered as art forms themselves. -Take fashion from the fifties for instance. An exquisite haute couture dress from the 1950s can look as immaculate as a beautiful painting or sculpture. Fashion in a rural village will always be different than what people would wear in a large metropolis. Regardless of who we are or where we live, our fashion choices constitute an expression that comes from within us. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf-Adapt tribal art form in your clothes.-Incorporate clothes in your wardrobe that are inspired from nature.-Fashion is a holistic reflection of life around you. For instance, post World War, when recession hit and women in Europe stepped out to work alongside men, their wardrobe needs changed. Fashion reflected that. -Fashion quite naturally draws heavily from the arts. But at the same time fashion has to serve a few other more important purposes. It has to fit someone else, appeal to his/her personal taste, and fit his/her budget. -Fashion isn’t a medium of self-expression alone. One needs empathy to be able to translate an objective brief into a tangible form of a garment that doesn’t just fit and feel fabulous but appeals well to the wearer’s senses and sensibility, while sticking true to the aesthetic values your brand exudes and stands for.last_img read more

Novoneels Cheaters to be web series

first_imgA thrilling story from ‘Cheaters’ – a 2018 anthology of nine short stories on modern-day infidelity – authored by Novoneel Chakraborty, will soon be adapted into a web series, publishers of the book said recently. Chakraborty has signed the rights for the story ‘The Vacation’, which is about a person’s clash of loyalty and morals on social media, the publisher said in statement. Known for his romantic thrillers, the Mumbai-based author’s short stories on human relationships discuss a different shade of infidelity in today’s times. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSaying that he is thrilled to be seeing “some exciting on-screen storytelling”, Chakraborty thanked the director, Srikanth Velagaleti, for his directorial vision. Velagaleti, who wrote the 2011 film Utt Pataang, himself finds the tales intimately relatable with today’s audience who “binge-watch web content”. The publisher said that books transitioning into films or web series is a seamless move, with the potential to engage with a larger audience, and added that Chakraborty’s stories are dark and edgy with a twist at the end. Before writing this crime, thriller and mystery novel, the author wrote and developed TV shows such as ‘Savdhaan India’ and ‘Yeh Hai Aashiqui’.last_img read more

The Styrian People Who Ate Arsenic For Breakfast

first_imgModern medicine is very different nowadays from what it once was. Delving back into the past, we can find all kinds of crazy examples of bizarre home remedies and strange pseudo-scientific solutions to common ailments The scariest part of all is that we don’t even need to look too far back to find some of the most shocking examples.In 19th century Austria, for example, a group of people named the Styrians actually consumed the deadly poison arsenic in large amounts on a regular basis.Arsenic trioxide is a white, crystalline powder that closely resembles sugar. It has no odour or taste.Nowadays, we know exactly how dangerous arsenic can be. An exceptionally potent poison with high levels of toxicity, arsenic is a major health hazard, but centuries ago, back before people really understood the dangers of this element, it was used for all kinds of things.It was an integral part of many traditional Chinese medicines, for example. Meanwhile, in Europe, arsenic compounds were commonly chosen as remedies for syphilis, before penicillin was eventually discovered.Advertisement for ‘arsenic wafers’ as a beauty treatmentIn Great Britain, arsenic was used throughout history for various purposes. In the Elizabethan era, for instance, women would actually make use of arsenic, combined with other ingredients like chalk and vinegar, to create a kind of beauty product designed to brighten their skin.In the Victorian age, arsenic was used to create elegant green dresses that were highly desirable, but deadly to the people who made them and very dangerous to those who wore them too.Arsenic was an ingredient in many traditional Chinese medicinesAll of these uses of arsenic are surprising to us nowadays, but quite possibly the worst example of all could be found in Styria.A beautiful little region of southern Austria, Styria is known in modern times for its beautiful wineries and lush landscapes, but it was once home to a peculiar group of people known as the “toxicophagi” or “Arsenic Eaters of Styria”.Yes, these people would actually consume arsenic in large doses on a regular basis, and the strangest part of all is that it didn’t actually kill them.Historical view of the border between Styria and Carinthia, 1830According to Scientific American, the reasoning behind the people’s decision to consume arsenic so frequently remains unknown to this day.Historians have suggested that the habit may have been founded on the belief that arsenic could improve one’s complexion or offer a health boost to the respiratory system, but we’ll probably never know exactly why these individuals made such a strange decision. We do, however, know how they did it.Observers reported that the Styrian people would consume little bits of arsenic with their coffee in the mornings.At first, they’d take just a small dose, about the size of a lentil, a few times each week.Over time, they started to up the dose, with reports revealing that one elderly man was actually taking regular doses of four grains of arsenic, which would be more than enough to kill a typical human in a matter of seconds. Shockingly, however, the man did not die.Satirical cartoon by Honoré Daumier of a chemist giving a public demonstration of arsenic, 1841. Photo by Wellcome Images CC BY 2.0In fact, the strangest part of the entire story is that most of the toxicophagi actually showed no real side effects or symptoms of their arsenic consumption.In fact, they actually developed a kind of addiction to the compound and would start suffering from symptoms like vomiting and stomach pain when they stopped consuming it.Reports from medical experts revealed that these symptoms would subside when the toxicophagi got their daily dose of arsenic, in much the same way that a drug addict can struggle with withdrawal symptoms.Read another story from us: Radium used to be All the Rage – Until the Devastating Case of the ‘Radium Girls’As shared by the Ultimate History Project, word of the Arsenic Eaters of Styria began to spread around Europe in the 19th century, and it was actually this that led to many women starting to use arsenic as part of their daily beauty regime.However, over time, as scientific knowledge improved and we started to learn just how deadly arsenic could be, this trend fortunately began to die out, but the mystery of the toxicophagi remains.last_img read more

VIDEO 87yard 2nd and goal fumble leaves Louisiana Tech with 3rd and

first_imgLouisiana Tech got drilled, 57-21, by Mississippi State last night, but in the process of getting drilled, they produced an all-time great college football folly.In the fourth quarter, Tech was marching for a late, meaningless score, and had a 2nd and goal from the 6. A bad snap resulted in a blooper filled recovery effort, and by the time Tech finally fell on the rock, they faced a 3rd and goal from their own 7 with 93 yards to pay dirt.Shockingly, they were unable to convert.wut— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 10, 2017 Advertisementlast_img

VIDEO Arizona HC Sean Miller vehemently denies ESPN report he paid Deandre

first_imgLast Friday, ESPN released a bombshell article alleging that Arizona head basketball coach Sean Miller was picked up on FBI wiretaps discussing a $100,000 payment to secure the recruitment of star freshman Deandre Ayton with agent runner Christian Dawkins.After certain aspects regarding the timeline presented in the ESPN story were called into question over the weekend, today Miller appeared at a press conference for the first time since the news broke and vehemently denied all of the allegations.Miller said he has never paid any prospect, or arranged payment for any recruit to attend Arizona. He specifically mentioned Ayton. Miller added that he did speak with Dawkins, but only after Ayton had committed. He also called the ESPN story as ‘completely false’ and criticized the larger media’s willingness to accept it.Miller ended by saying he will coach Arizona in the Pac-12 Tournament. Some people thought this would be a resignation, it ended up with Miller drawing a line in the sand.last_img read more

Android Turns Pro A New Option for Business Mobility

first_img This story appears in the January 2011 issue of . Subscribe » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Motorola’s new Droid Pro smartphone isn’t yet another iPhone killer–it’s a BlackBerry killer that vaults Google’s fast-growing Android mobile operating system to the frontlines of the battle for business mobility supremacy.Promising a PC-caliber browsing experience bolstered by Adobe Flash Player 10.1, a lightning-fast 1GHz processor, a number of loaded business solutions and airtight security safeguards, the Droid Pro does everything a BlackBerry does, but better, liberating you from the clunky and increasingly archaic BlackBerry user experience.Priced at $179.99 after mail-in rebate and contract, and available via exclusive U.S. operator partner Verizon Wireless, the Droid Pro touts both a 3.1-inch touchscreen display and qwerty keyboard, complete with single-click access to push e-mail, a unified calendar with additional work tools and Quickoffice Mobile Suite for on-the-go document creation and editing. It’s the first Android smartphone to integrate data encryption and remote data wipe. Remote password management enhances security, and the device also doubles as a mobile hot spot that can connect as many as five other Wi-Fi-enabled handsets or laptops.The Droid Pro offers voice and data coverage spanning more than 200 countries, with Google Maps and turn-by-turn navigation tools to help you find your way while you’re abroad. In fact, direct access to Google’s cutting-edge mobile services may be the Droid Pro’s most persuasive selling point: As of late 2010, the Android Market application storefront was home to well over 80,000 apps, while rival BlackBerry App World mustered only about 10,000. Could this mean hasta la vista for the Berry? December 21, 2010 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 2 min read Register Now »last_img read more

Apples Next Wild Card May Not Be What You Think

first_imgJune 8, 2013 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 4 min read Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This story originally appeared on CNBC There’s been a lot of noise that Apple’s “surprise” announcement at its World Wide Developers’ Conference (WWDC13) next week will be the launch of a music-streaming service. But the iPhone maker may have something else up its sleeve.”The wild card — because there is always a wild card at an Apple event — could be they are opening up their apps platform for Apple TV,” said Gene Munster, analyst at Piper Jaffray. “As it stands, you have to be invited by Apple to develop, so the idea to open it up would be something that is pretty meaningful.”Peter Misek, managing director and tech analyst for Jefferies & Co., told CNBC in February that he anticipated Apple’s opening up the platform to developers to build apps and games, but he predicted the announcement would come in March.”We think there is a huge developer opportunity in the living room, utilizing the existing Apple TV set-top box, which may or may not be in advance of an actual television,” Misek told CNBC in February. “We think developers are clamoring for an opportunity to get access to that.”Currently, the Apple TV — a digital media device that enables you to stream content to a TV set — has 10 apps, but more are said to be on the way, including one for HBO and CW. Time Warner Cable is also looking to get an app on the Apple TV platform, according to reports.Despite speculation about apps, though, Apple is going to unveil a television soon, and an app push would be a good foundation for its launch, according to Munster.”Opening up the platform for all developers would get more people thinking about the TV,” he said.Munster, who has a price target of $655 with an overweight rating, said he expects Apple eventually to introduce a music-streaming service but isn’t sure it will happen at WWDC2013.Services such as music-streaming will become more important to Apple to generate revenue as replacement cycles get longer, said Carolina Milanesi, research vice president for consumer technologies at Gartner.Because consumers rely on software for updates, they won’t be replacing devices as frequently, she said, adding that she could envision a roll-out of a music-streaming service at the conference.Related: Apple CEO Tim Cook Teases the Next Tech ‘Game Changers'”It seems to make sense, but people have been speculating that for a long time, Milanesi said. “If they don’t, they would begin to stick out as the only player who doesn’t have anything. It’s probably about time they do something there,” Milanesi said. “Maybe they would have an option of a basic service that is free with ads and a premium [paid] service, but I would expect them to monetize directly from the service.”Certainly, Apple is late to the music-streaming game. Google launched a subscription service last month at its developers conference, and other names in the category include Pandora and Spotify. But Apple does have something those companies don’t: 500 million iTune accounts.According to a note released earlier this week from Katy Huberty, an analyst for Morgan Stanley, Apple could make $1 billion a year from a music-streaming service. Her figures include both a subscription fee and display advertising dollars, but exclude audio advertising.Related: Apple Aims to Increase Its Silicon Valley Workforce By Nearly 50 PercentHuberty, who has an overweight rating and a price target of $540, notes that it’s still too early to know how many people would adopt an Apple music streaming as many have already chosen one from a competitors.”Apple’s streaming music service would have to compete with Pandora in the U.S., where many Apple users have already invested at least some effort in building out their musical preferences in Pandora,” she said. “Since we do not know exactly how Apple will differentiate their service, we conservatively assume 40 percent to 50 percent penetration.”last_img read more