Kolkata: West Bengal would shortly issue a notification to regulate the companies involved in direct selling of products in the state, as directed by the Central government, state Consumer Affairs minister Sadhan Pande said on Tuesday. The minister said the department would add certain clauses to the organisations involved in direct selling after thoroughly studying their product base and the line of business.”The Federation of Direct Selling Association (FDSA) had given a requisition to the government of India. The Centre has asked the state governments to accept this by adding certain clauses that suit their economic policies,” Pande said on the sidelines of a conference organised by FICCI CASCADE (Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy) here. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”There are several companies who are interested in direct selling their products without spending on advertisements and publicity which would enable them to sell the product to the masses at an affordable cost. We have thoroughly studied the list of products provided by the companies and would issue a notification shortly,” he said. The minister announced that certain definitive clauses would be added so that the consumers do not face any difficulty in buying these products. “Earlier, direct selling was there but we did not have any regulations for the companies involved. Now that issue would be taken care of,” he added.
Kolkata: A college student was arrested on Thursday on charges of demanding money from another who sought admission to Haripal Vivekananda Mahavidyalaya in Hooghly. The accused, a resident of Ghanashyampur in Singur, had demanded Rs 10,000 from a girl assuring her of admission at the institution. The complainant is a resident of Dewanbari village in Singur.The student, Apurba Das, has been arrested and it is learnt that he had visited the student’s residence on more than one occasion with a demand for money. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAfter the complaint was lodged, the police set up a trap and told the girl to call up Das at her residence. Following their instructions, she asked him to come to her house and when he reached there on Thursday morning, he was caught red-handed. A few days back, the cops had arrested two students of Peary Mohan College in Uttarpara on similar charges. Recently, amid allegations of extortion of money from students in the name of admissions in colleges, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid a surprise visit to Asutosh College and warned of “strong action” against anyone indulging in irregularities during the admission process. The Student Federation of India (SFI) and the student wing of the BJP took out separate rallies in the city to protest against alleged extortion in colleges.
In what comes as a unique global market initiative for India’s signature fabric Khadi at the global level, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) would join the National Day event of Montenegro in India on July 13, 2018 at New Delhi, known as ‘Trendy Montenegro with Indian Khadi’.Giving this information, KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said that the event would globalize the concept of hand-spun, hand-woven and natural fabric – the core properties of Khadi. “The event will also promote the use of Khadi internationally with the Montenegrin and European trends and designers, subsequently creating a global market for Khadi. KVIC will work together with Montenegro in creating promotional commercial sales of its products, which is all set to catch the positive publicity worldwide,” he said, adding, “It is really a matter of pride for the nation that many diplomats attending this event are likely to don Khadi on this occasion.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOn the other hand, expressing her happiness for KVIC collaborating with Montenegro, Dr Janice Darbari, the Consul General of Montenegro in India, said that goodwill and friendship in the diplomatic core would be used to promote Khadi. “It is a matter of pride that a milestone in international co-operation between Montenegro and India will be set on July 13 as Khadi is a zero-carbon footprint industry that patronizes Indian artisans – hand-spinning and hand-weaving natural fibre clothes. Top diplomats of many embassies will participate in this event and they will be acquainted with the signature fabric of India and its avenues globally,” she said.
Kolkata: The transfer of a non-teaching staff at Calcutta University triggered protests from the BJP-backed West Bengal University Employees Association on Monday with the latter alleging that the person was removed as he had chanted Jai Sri Ram while pressing for some of their demands on Friday.Pranay Dutta was given transfer order on Saturday and was asked to join duties on the Haringhata campus of the varsity in Nadia district. “This was a routine transfer. If an employee has any objection to transfer he/ she is free to report the matter to the varsity. The university always tries to ensure that our employees are not inconvenienced by any means,” said CU Vice-Chancellor Sonali Chakravarti Banerjee said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe Vice-Chancellor further said if a place of posting of any employee was far away from his residence then if the concerned person applies pointing out his difficulty the university reconsiders its decision. “Jai Sri Ram slogan has nothing to do with this transfer. He (Pranay Dutta) works in my office but hardly come to my room. I always believe that every single staff- teaching or non-teaching should work together for the good of the university,” Banerjee asserted. The transferred employee alleged that he has been transferred for chanting slogans. “I have been working in the Vice-Chancellor’s department for the past six years. The place where I have been transferred is far away from my residence,” he said. It was learnt from sources that the varsity is is likely to revoke the previous order and transfer him to the Rajabazar Science College campus of the university.
May 15, 2019 1 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget After a poster on NASASpaceflight.com uploaded pictures of another Starship vehicle (f.k.a. BFR) under construction in Florida — to go along with prototypes being built in Texas — Elon Musk explained what’s going on. The CEO tweeted that “SpaceX is doing simultaneous competing builds of Starship in Boca Chica Texas & Cape Canaveral Florida.” He said the plan is to find out which location is the most effective even if the answer “might be both.”Still, if the plan is to get these on the moon ASAP — with other billionaires making plans for lunar travel as we speak — doubling up on production seems like a good idea. For now, SpaceX’s next launch is scheduled for tomorrow to launch 60 of its Starlink internet satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket.SpaceX is doing simultaneous competing builds of Starship in Boca Chica Texas & Cape Canaveral Florida— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 14, 2019