Punjab Police constable shot dead outside Mohali night club

first_imgChandigarh: A Punjab Police constable was on Sunday shot dead in the parking lot of a night club in Mohali, a senior officer said. Sukhwinder Kumar (24), part of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s security team, had visited the club on Saturday night along with the accused Sahil. “Constable Sukhwinder Kumar was shot by an accused who has been identified as Sahil. The incident took place in the parking lot of a night club,” Mohali Deputy Superintendent of Police Ramandeep Singh said. “After the incident, the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead,” he added. The reason behind the killing is being investigated and efforts are on to nab the accused who is on the run, the officer said. A case under relevant provisions of IPC and the Arms Act has been registered against Sahil, the officer said.last_img read more

NEB wants marine protection program from Trans Mountain pipeline builder

first_imgVANCOUVER — The National Energy Board would require the creation of a marine mammal protection program for the Trans Mountain pipeline in a series of draft conditions it has laid out before it considers the project.The Federal Court of Appeal overturned the federal government’s approval of the pipeline expansion last year, saying the process was flawed because it didn’t consider the project’s impact on the marine environment.The board says the Trans Mountain marine protection plan should be in place three months before it starts operations and should describe how it will incorporate Indigenous traditions and knowledge in developing its programs.  The board, which has to have its final recommendations in by Feb. 22,  also recommends a number of measures be taken to offset the increased underwater noise and potential risk posed by ship strikes of marine mammals including southern resident killer whales.Federal Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says the draft recommendations and conditions are an “important step towards meeting the reasonable timeline that we provided, and the type of progress that Canadians expect to see.”The board is seeking comment on its draft conditions.Ottawa recently purchased the $4.5 billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion because it says it wants to ensure it gets built.The pipeline expansion would triple the amount of oil being carried from the Edmonton area to a marine shipping terminal in Burnaby, increasing the number of tankers in Metro Vancouver waters seven-fold.Trans Mountain could not immediately be reached for comment.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

May 6 2015This continues our report form 54 abou

first_imgMay 6, 2015This continues our report form 5/4 about the fifth annual BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL this past Saturday.This was a very well organized and executed event. Lots of vendors, good food, very good music, the weather was wonderful and a good time was has by all.On the stage is JAM PAK BLUES’N GRASS NEIGHBORHOOD BAND, a terrific group of youngsters. They have been part of this festival here at Arcosanti since its beginning and delight the audience every year.[photos by Colleen Connery]NEAMIAHCISCO AND THE RACECARSGREENWOOD SIDEEThe event was organized by the AZ Highway 69 Chamber of Commerce.A special Thank You goes to Chamber President Ben Satran, who cast the original vision for this event and has supported this festival since its inception.last_img

Philippe Dauman The bitter dispute between the Red

first_imgPhilippe DaumanThe bitter dispute between the Redstones and several directors of Viacom is rumbling on, with Shari Redstone, daughter of Sumner, stating she does not want to run the media giant.In the latest salvo in the battle for control of Viacom, Shari Redstone’s team issued a statement that said the mogul’s daughter ‘has made it abundantly clear that she has no desire to manage Viacom nor Chair its Board and is fully engaged in running and growing her firm, Advancit Capital’.The Shari camp added that although she does want to run the media giant, she does has an active interest in how it is run.“What she wants for Viacom is the best management in place, and strong, independent directors who will properly oversee that management,” the statement said.It added that the current Viacom directors should direct their energies into developing ‘a specific long-term plan to turn around the current state of Viacom’.Sumner Redstone’s family trust ultimately controls Viacom and the current dispute centres on his decision to remove Viacom boss Philippe Duaman, and another company director, Fred Salerno, from its board.The Dauman side allege that Sumner, 93, can no longer manage his own affairs, a claim Redstone’s daughter and legal team vehemently deny.The latest statement from Shari Redstone also said that Fred Salerno was wrong to suggest that Sumner Redstone did not want his daughter to run Viacom.“Salerno must have missed the widely reported fact that Sumner named Shari the non-executive Chair of both companies in the irrevocable Sumner M. Redstone National Amusements Trust in 2002,” the statement said.“He must have also missed the portion of the February Viacom Board meeting where Shari was offered the Chair position and turned it down.”last_img read more