Tag: Temorah

  • Uttarakhand BJP MLA suspended over indiscipline

    first_imgDehradun: The ruling BJP in Uttarakhand has suspended Khanpur MLA Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion from the party for three months on charges of indiscipline, a party spokesman said on Sunday. Champion’s suspension on Saturday night came after a preliminary report prepared by the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Disciplinary Committee found him guilty of gross indiscipline. It also took cognizance of the legislator’s alleged threats to a journalist. State BJP President Ajay Bhatt later suspended Champion. Recently, a video had gone viral in which Champion appeared to be threatening an electronic media journalist. He was also in the news for publicly making fun of BJP MLA from Jhabreda Deshraj Karnawal. Champion, who wanted a ticket for his wife for the Lok Sabha polls from Haridwar, had described then sitting MP from the seat and now Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank as a “migratory bird”. He was among the nine Congress MLAs who had rebelled against Harish Rawat and crossed over to the BJP in 2016. Later, all the nine MLAs were disqualified by the Speaker.last_img read more

  • Spanish Prime Minister Asks EU to Give Morocco Funding to Handle

    Rabat – Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has supported Morocco’s request for resources to tackle undocumented migration and border issues.Sanchez allegedly sent a letter to the European Union Commission, urging it to provide Morocco with emergency assistance to face the challenges of undocumented migration to Europe.A gateway to both Africa and Europe, Morocco has been receiving hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants and refugees in recent years. According to British news outlet Euractiv, the EU has “approved” a €55 million grant to assist Morocco. The fund falls within the EU’s Border Management program and will provide resources for border guards in Morocco.EU officials told the outlet that the letter included other demands from several other governments, adding that the commission is “quickly” responding to the requests.The call for cooperation followed the latest crossing of nearly 700 migrants, who violently stormed the border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on the morning of July 26.On July 27, Spanish news outlet La Sexta quoted journalist Ignacio Cembrero as saying that Morocco’s Ministry of Interior has responded to Spain’s request, asking for €60 million in resources.“Morocco has drafted a long list of resources, including vehicles, helicopters, riot gear and radars, worth 60 million euros to fight irregular migration,” reported to La Sexta.Morocco’s stance is clearKing Mohammed VI has expressed interest in solving migration issues in Africa, urging leaders to increase efforts to address the issue.Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita has said that migration requires concrete measures.After a meeting with Spanish Foreign Affairs Minister Josep Borrell in June, Bourita said that his country would refuse any action from the European Union to outsource migrant reception centers to Morocco, describing such a solution as “easy.”The minister added that such steps cannot solve the issue of migrants but are “counterproductive” measures.Hundreds of migrants have also chosen the North African country as a destination instead of just a transit country.In May, Morocco’s National Committee in Charge of Monitoring Immigrant Regularization announced that the country is taking measures to regularize over 24,000 undocumented migrants. read more

  • In Santiago General Assembly President calls for new culture of global relations

    “To face up to today’s emergencies and deal with tomorrow’s challenges, we need to reshape the existing international architecture and adapt to the needs of the world of the 21st century,” Srgjan Kerim told a conference on the role of the UN in a globalized world, held yesterday at the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile.Mr. Kerim, who is currently on a three-nation tour that will also take him to Argentina and Brazil, stressed that the role of the Organization continues to be highly relevant, because it is through the UN that global rules and norms of interaction are harmonized and coordinated.In addition, the world body has a unique convening power that allows for a range of actors to be actively involved in developing solutions to global problems, the President told the gathering of government officials, members of the diplomatic corps and representatives of UN agencies, funds and programmes.He also outlined the priorities of the current Assembly session, which include responding to climate change, achieving the global anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and promoting the global counter-terrorism strategy.Among the other participants in the conference were ECLAC Executive Secretary Alícia Bárcena, UN Resident Coordinator Enrique Ganuza, and the Permanent Representative of Chile to the UN, Heraldo Muñoz. In her remarks to the forum, Ms. Bárcena noted Mr. Kerim’s effective work and “silent diplomacy” at the UN, having successfully dealt with several contentious issues during his tenure as President of the 192-member Assembly’s current session.While in Santiago yesterday, Mr. Kerim also met with Chile’s acting Minister of External Relations, Alberto Van Klaveren, and other high-level officials, with whom he discussed a number of issues including UN reform, climate change and financing for development. In meetings with representatives of ECLAC and the UN Country Team, the President focused on the opportunities and challenges for the UN system in middle-income countries, and on the reform processes being discussed by the Assembly, particularly system-wide coherence and management reform. 31 July 2008The President of the General Assembly has called for creating a new culture of international relations to address today’s global challenges, ranging from economic development and reducing poverty to dealing with rising food and energy prices. read more

  • Football Ohio State honors 19 seniors in final home game of the

    Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett is honored on the field for Senior Day. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe Ohio State home fans watched as 19 seniors took the field of Ohio Stadium for the final time Saturday as the group of players were recognized individually just before kickoff of its game against Illinois.Each senior ran out of the tunnel to receive a hug from head coach Urban Meyer and deliver flowers to his parents. Fans cheer on QB @JT_theQB4th as he takes the field one last time in Ohio Stadium. #OSUvsIllinois pic.twitter.com/oFMWsveejZ— Lantern TV (@LanternTV) November 18, 2017On the offensive side of the ball, Ohio State saw quarterbacks J.T. Barrett and Stephen Collier, center Billy Price, left tackle Jamarco Jones, tight end Marcus Baugh and wide receiver Elijaah Goins.On the defensive side of the ball, cornerbacks Trevon Forte and Cin’Quan Haney, defensive tackles Tracy Sprinkle and Michael Hill, defensive lineman Nick Seme, defensive end Tyquan Lewis, safeties Damon Webb, Clay Raterman and Erick Smith and linebackers Jackson Hayes, Zach Turnure and Chris Worley.One of the most decorated players in Ohio State football history, quarterback J.T. Barrett runs onto the field at Ohio Stadium for the final time. pic.twitter.com/sIslwCFPLD— Lantern Sports (@LanternSports) November 18, 2017 read more