Month: October 2019

  • Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal crack up answering autocomplete questions about Ryan

    first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement “Canada had sex with America and then they made the two of them and they’re twins and both of them tried to eat each other in the womb,” Jake jokingly answers that last question. “But they didn’t, they survived, and because of the trauma they both became actors.”As for Jake-related inquiries, the boys tackle questions including: Can Jake Gyllenhaal kiss? How is Jake Gyllenhaal pronounced? And what does Jake Gyllenhaal eat?“Funny you should ask: baby pandas,” Ryan answers regarding Jake’s diet.BY Chris Mejaski Advertisement Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal get giggly as they answer Google autocomplete questions about themselves.The pair have kicked their bromance into high gear while promoting their new film “Life,” and in the funny video for Wired attempt to clear up a few questions fans have apparently been googling about them.For example: Is Ryan Reynolds missing a tooth? Is Ryan Reynolds mean? And is Ryan Reynolds related to Ryan Gosling? Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

  • Bell Media to Acquire Four Ontario Radio Stations from Larche Communications Inc

    first_img“We look forward to welcoming these award-winning stations and their teams to Bell Media, and to building on the strong legacies they’ve created,” said Nikki Moffat, President, Local Radio and TV and Senior Vice-President, Finance, Bell Media. “Each station has loyal listeners and is a strong performer in its market, and this acquisition will further strengthen iHeartRadio Canada’s cross-country radio network. We are proud to continue to make significant investments in local radio and deliver the highest-quality experience for our listeners on multiple platforms.”“I believe Bell Media is uniquely positioned to build on our strong brands and reputation,” said Paul Larche, President & CEO, LCI. “They are committed to maintaining the strong relationship our team has cultivated with our community, listeners, and advertisers. This can only be enhanced by their television stations in two of our markets.”SOCIAL MEDIA LINKSTwitter:@1041TheDock@923TheDock@KICX917@KICX106Facebook:Facebook.com/BellMediaIncAbout Larche Communications Inc.Larche Communications Inc. (LCI) is a Canadian media company which currently operates four radio stations and a digital agency in the province of Ontario. Based in Simcoe County, the company began in 1996. LCI’s stations include 104.1 The Dock (Simcoe County), KICX 106 (Simcoe County), 92.3 The Dock (Owen Sound) and KICX 91.7 (Sudbury). Larche also owns Larche Digital Agency, based in Barrie. LCI stations have won over 25 industry awards, including being named the Canadian Country Music Association’s (CCMA) Station of the year eight times. LCI has also been recognized with community awards in Midland, Orillia, Barrie, Owen Sound, and Sudbury. In the past nine years, LCI stations have raised over $2.5 million in their “radio for…” campaigns for advanced local health care.About Bell MediaBell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s highest-rated television network; 30 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 215 music channels including 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across the country, all part of the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home with a network of more than 30,000 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with its CraveTV and GO video streaming services; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca. Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: TORONTO – Bell Media announced today it has signed an agreement to acquire four FM radio stations in Ontario from Larche Communications Inc. (LCI) The addition of The Dock and KICX Country-branded stations to Bell Media’s existing 105 iHeartRadio Canada stations helps broaden the network’s industry-leading reach across the country, allowing further connection with listeners in Sudbury, Midland, Orillia, and Owen Sound.Subject to CRTC approval, Bell Media will acquire the following four stations from LCI:104.1 The Dock (CICZ-FM) – Classic hits format in Midland92.3 The Dock (CJOS-FM) – Classic hits format in Owen SoundKICX Country 91.7 (CICS-FM) – Country format in SudburyKICX Country 106 (CICX-FM) – Country format in Orillia Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

  • Huawei P10 Named Official Smartphone of TIFF 2017

    first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Advertisement “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Huawei at this year’s Festival,” said Jody Sugrue, Director Content, Creative & Digital, TIFF. “The P10’s Leica camera creates beautiful content, and we are happy to be working with a smartphone camera of this calibre to capture our red carpets and Portrait Studio.”Known for its track record of introducing powerful and award-winning devices, Huawei Canada is excited for its P10 to capture all the star-studded moments of the Festival — in the official TIFF Portrait Studio, on the red carpet, and elsewhere.To get the inside scoop on TIFF 2017, follow Huawei Canada on social media:Instagram: @HuaweiMobileCanFacebook: HuaweiMobileCANTwitter: @Huawei_CanadaAbout Huawei Consumer BG and Huawei CanadaHuawei is the 3rd largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, with operations in over 175 countries. The Consumer Business Group is one of Huawei’s three business units, offering smartphones, PCs, tablets, wearables and cloud services.Huawei has been operating in Canada since 2008, and currently employs over 700 people. Huawei’s Canada Research Centre employs over 400 engineers and researchers, and is now ranked 29th in Canada for R&D investment. Huawei is committed to providing leading-edge technology to Canadian operators, customers and consumers. Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2017  – As part of a new partnership between Huawei Canada and the Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF), the Huawei P10 is the official smartphone of TIFF 2017. As a sponsor of this year’s TIFF festivities, this partnership acknowledges a common ground for pursuing the utmost quality in creative expression.“TIFF is such a momentous time of year in Canada, where artistic visions and style are showcased and celebrated,” said Ron Cihocki, VP Marketing & Sales, Huawei Canada. “We really wanted to flip the script by using Huawei P10 mobile devices to shoot all the fast-paced action during the Festival, as the P10 is a true representation of innovation, style and reliability.”The Huawei P10 was recently named Best Smartphone Camera 2017-2018 by the European Image and Sound Association (EISA), a true testament to the quality of its new Leica Dual Camera 2.0. Co-engineered with Leica, the camera is equipped with a 12MP RGB and 20MP Monochrome sensor. Its advanced optimization software, including 3D facial detection, dynamic illumination and hybrid zoom, makes every shot a cover shot.last_img read more

  • Kazuo Ishiguro Wins the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature

    first_imgKAZUO ISHIGURO (PHOTO BY JEFF COTTENDEN Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of 5. He is the acclaimed, award-winning author of 7 novels: A Pale View of Hills (1982), An Artist of the Floating World (1986), The Remains of the Day(1989, and a major film nominated for 8 Academy Awards), The Unconsoled (1995), When We Were Orphans (2000), Never Let Me Go (2005, also a major award–winning film) and, Nocturnes (2009), his connected stories collection. His seventh and most recent novel, The Buried Giant, was published in 2015. TORONTO, Oct. 5, 2017 – Penguin Random House Canada is thrilled to announce that Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature.Upon receiving the news of the award, the acclaimed English writer said, “This is amazing and totally unexpected news. It comes at a time when the world is uncertain about its values, its leadership and its safety. I just hope that my receiving this huge honour will, even in a small way, encourage the forces for goodwill and peace at this time.” Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Louise Dennys, Executive Publisher and EVP, Penguin Random House Canada, who has been his publisher and editor since 1988, with the publication of The Remains of the Day, says, “All of us here at Knopf and Vintage Canada are—might I say—over the moon and overjoyed by The Nobel’s selection of Kazuo Ishiguro for the Nobel Prize in Literature. I can genuinely say that there are few writers as beloved in the world as Ish, as we call him fondly. In his great novels and his short stories, he has written with transcendent, luminous understanding of what it means to be our best selves, the poignancy of memory, the heartbreaking legacies of the past and the perils of the future, and the profound, inexplicable depths of love. His writing is both of our time and timeless.”Kristin Cochrane, President and Publisher of Penguin Random House Canada adds, “With every novel he’s written, Ish has come to Canada to promote his work with our booksellers and media across the country. He’s been a great friend to Canada, beloved by Canadian readers, and his bestselling novels will happily now gain an even wider audience. We are all so proud.”All of us at Penguin Random House Canada congratulate Kazuo Ishiguro on this tremendous honour.last_img read more

  • The Weeknd breaks up with Selena Gomez reports

    first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement READ MORE Toronto’s Abel Tesfaye, alias, The Weeknd, is apparently a single man again.Gossip media reported this week that Tesfaye, 27, and singer Selena Gomez, 25, are no longer a couple, and that Gomez had been spotted spending time with her ex, Stratford, Ont. pop superstar Justin Bieber. TMZ photographed them recently at a café in Westlake Village, west of Los Angeles.People magazine quoted an insider as saying that Gomez “and Abel have been going back and forth for a few months about their relationship . . . It’s been hard with him being on tour and her shooting in New York.” The same insider says that Gomez, the recent recipient of a kidney transplant, has not rekindled the romance with Bieber, 23. Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

  • MEET THE CANADIAN DESIGNERS MAKING FEMINIST LINGERIE

    first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisement For Stacy Anderson and Elise Gasbarrino, a bra is never just a bra—it’s an experience. The Toronto-born duo behind Kent Woman, the lingerie and loungewear brand, is dedicated to creating beautiful pieces with soul: designed and produced ethically in Los Angeles using organic silk that looks lovely and feels even lovelier against the body, a sartorial lesson in the joys of self-worth. The duo met during their business undergrad at Wilfrid Laurier University, then went their separate ways for grad school—Anderson to London, Gasbarrino to Milan— where they both studied fashion. Anderson moved to L.A. and launched Kent in November 2016 and Gasbarrino, who is based in New York, joined the brand last May. This year is set to be a major one for the buzzy up-and-comers: In February, Kent will be part of The Sustainable Shop, a pop-up at Hudson’s Bay, and its also participating in a pop-up at Galeries Lafayette in Paris. As well, the brand was recently accepted into an exclusive MBA incubation program with the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Here, the duo talks to us about underwear as feminist awakening.How Did The Idea For Kent Woman Come Together?Anderson: “I was doing my thesis on sustainability and luxury branding, specifically in the intimate apparel space, and I was frustrated at the lingerie options. They were very hypersexualized—it felt like they were intended for someone else other than the woman wearing them. Also, the materials used were largely synthetic—those are the most intimate pieces against your body, so I wanted them to be the most natural. From a stylistic point of view, bright colours, lots of frills, lace and sequins didn’t sit well with me. I really felt that my friends and I aren’t represented in the category.”How Would You Describe The Mission For Kent?Gasbarrino: “It’s great product, which is where any fashion brand starts. We start with that base and then build self-love, self-care and female empowerment around it. As a brand, we want to talk about what matters to women, so we’re hosting different events and animations that help speak to the DNA of the brand and start those conversations.”center_img Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

  • High BC custody death numbers show need for oversight

    first_imgAPTN National NewsPolice investigating themselves is a controversial topic across the country.In British Columbia, that practice may be coming to an end.Two recent inquiries have called for civilian oversight to investigate deaths in police custody.Critics say changes to the system can’t come soon enough.APTN National News reporter Rob Smith has more.last_img

  • Health Authority says mans Charter Rights died with him

    first_imgAPTN National NewsThere’s a new and bizarre development in the story of Brian Sinclair.The disabled First Nations man died in a Winnipeg emergency room while waiting for care.The Winnipeg Health Authority wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Sinclair’s relatives.And their reasons are surprising.last_img

  • Canada looks to hit record vehicle sales in 2017 after strong September

    first_imgRICHMOND HILL, Ont. – DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says it’s looking increasingly likely that Canadians will buy more than two million vehicles this year after another record-setting month.The consulting firm says September sales hit about 186,800 vehicles for a 7.7 per cent increase from the same month last year.Last month’s numbers brought total sales this year to 1.59 million, up 5.5 per cent from last year, with every month but April hitting a new record.Ford retook the top spot from General Motors with 30,881 sales in the month compared with GM’s 27,237 units sold, putting Ford about 14,000 units ahead of its chief rival for total sales so far this year.Many brands with a smaller footprint in Canada saw double-digit sales gains in September, including a 50.5 per cent increase for Volkswagen, 32.3 per cent increase for Jaguar, and 24.1 per cent increase for Maserati.DesRosiers said September’s total sales included 129,731 light trucks, making every month this year a record for the heavier segment that includes SUVs, pickup trucks, and vans, while cars sales of 57,106 in the month remain below records set as far back as the late 1980s.last_img read more

  • Ontario BC mull preconstruction condo sales registry amid CRA crackdown

    first_imgVANCOUVER – Ontario and B.C.’s finance ministers say they are open to the idea of a registry of pre-construction condominium sales as the Canada Revenue Agency ramps up efforts to find tax evaders who earn money flipping condos still being built.Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa says the government wants the CRA to enforce disclosure of so-called assignment sales or shadow flipping, where a buyer purchases a condo from a developer and sells it to another buyer before it is completed, to prevent tax avoidance of any capital gains.His B.C. counterpart, Carole James, says the province has made some changes to allow for better sharing of information with the federal government, and is looking into ways it can assist the federal government in their investigation and audits.She says the provincial government is discussing a registry of condominium presales and assignment sales, which some have suggested might help the problem, but stresses it’s one of many possible options.Sousa says he’s supportive of anything, including a registry, that enables the government to ensure full disclosure.The CRA said Tuesday it is analyzing 2,810 transaction of pre-construction condo flipping in Toronto and may carry out audits to find tax evaders. The agency says real estate deals in the hot housing markets in the Toronto and Vancouver areas have been the subject of greater scrutiny.last_img read more

  • Kinross earnings slide as costs rise revenue drops but outlook unchanged

    first_imgTORONTO – Kinross Gold Corp. says net earnings were down in the second quarter as revenue slipped and costs rose.The mining company says net earnings for the quarter ending June 30 came in at US$2.4 million, or nil per share, compared to US$33.1 million or three cents per share for the same quarter last year.Adjusted net earnings per share were three cents, below the four cents expected by analysts according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.The slide in profits came as its all-in sustaining costs rose to US$1,018 per ounce of gold equivalent, up from US$910 per ounce in the same period of 2017, while revenue was down to US$775 million compared to US$869 million last year.The company says it has kept its outlook for the year unchanged at 2.5 million ounces at an all-in sustaining cost of US$975 per ounce.Kinross says it has temporarily halted a phase two expansion of its Tasiast mine in Mauritania as it continues negotiations with the government on its activities in the country.Companies mentioned in this article: (TSX:K)Note to readers: This is a corrected story. The previous version incorrectly said Kinross was negotiating with Mauritania on taxation.last_img read more

  • Facebook blocks 115 accounts ahead of US midterm elections

    first_imgLONDON – Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected “co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour” linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday’s U.S. midterm elections.The social media company shut down 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts and is investigating them in more detail, it said in a blog post late Monday.The company took action after being tipped off Sunday evening by U.S. law enforcement officials, who notified the company about recently discovered online activity, “which they believe may be linked to foreign entities,” Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, wrote in the post .U.S. tech companies are stepping up security and efforts to fight disinformation campaigns to prevent online troublemakers from trying to divide voters and discredit democracy. Facebook’s purge is part of countermeasures to prevent abuses like those used by Russian groups two years ago to sway public opinion ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.Gleicher said the company will provide an update once it learns more, “including whether these accounts are linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency or other foreign entities.”Almost all of the Facebook Pages associated with the blocked accounts appeared to be in French or Russian. The Instagram accounts were mostly in English and were focused either on celebrities or political debate. No further details were given about the accounts or suspicious activity.Last month, Facebook removed 82 pages, accounts and groups tied to Iran aimed at stirring up social strife in the U.S. and the U.K. It carried out an even broader sweep in August, removing 652 pages, groups and accounts linked to Russia and Iran. Twitter says it has identified more than 4,600 accounts and 10 million tweets, mostly affiliated with the Internet Research Agency, that it says were linked to foreign meddling in U.S. elections, including the presidential vote of 2016.The Internet Research Agency is essentially a Russian troll farm that has been indicted by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller for its actions during the 2016 election.last_img read more

  • Suddenly luxury stores miss freespending Chinese tourists

    first_imgNEW YORK — There was something missing at the luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. in recent months: Chinese tourists.For the second time in as many months, a big seller of high-end goods noticed that a particularly crucial demographic of its shopping base had made itself sparse, damaging sales and stoking fears of worse to come.On Wednesday, shares of Tiffany & Co. plunged 12 per cent after reporting weaker-than-expected sales in its third quarter. CEO Alessandro Bogliolo said that Chinese tourists have failed to show up, and open wallets up, with the same vigour that they had in the past.Last month, the owner of Louis Vuitton noted the same phenomenon of dwindling Chinese tourists. Shares in that company were hit hard as well.Tiffany is considered a bellwether for luxury goods, which is why shares of Ralph Lauren and Movado also fell on Wednesday, even as the broader stock market climbed sharply.Tiffany’s third-quarter revenue rose 4 per cent to just above $1 billion, yet industry analysts were anticipating a bigger boost. Part of the reason for the surprise was fewer tourists, particularly Chinese tourists, at stores in places like New York and Hong Kong.“We don’t see a slowdown of demand by the Chinese. What we see is that Chinese tourists are travelling less,” said Bogliolo in a phone interview Wednesday.In fact, Bogliolo said that Tiffany’s business in mainland China remains strong, achieving double digit sales growth throughout the year. In response to the shift, Tiffany’s is increasing its inventory at its stores in Mainland China so it’s not missing out on any sales.Bogliolo speculated that the deteriorating value of China’s currency is to blame for the drop in Chinese tourists.The yuan, also known as the renminbi, or “people’s money,” sank to a 10-year low against the dollar at the end of October. It strengthened slightly this month, leading many to believe that Beijing has stepped in to stop its slide.But others see broader issues at play, including a simmering trade war and the potential for a slowing global economy that is squeezing even the wealthy in China.“There are major strains in our political relationship with the Chinese government,” said Robert Burke, a luxury consultant in New York. “It doesn’t put them in the mood to come to the U.S. to spend their hard earned dollars. They do have the option to buy in mainland China.”While the number of people visiting the U.S. from China grew 4 per cent in 2017, according to the U.S. National Travel and Tourism Office, that was down sharply from the 16 per cent jump in 2016.It’s not a healthy trend for sellers of high-end goods.Burke estimates that as much 30 per cent of luxury goods sales globally are made to tourists from China. Dan Jasper, a spokesman at Mall of America’s, the nation’s largest shopping mall, noted that Chinese tourists tend to be more likely to purchase higher end items including luxury cosmetics, jewelry, clothing and electronics. He said that the number of Chinese tourists to the centre continues to grow at a “modest rate.”What may have exacerbated fears Wednesday is that prevailing wisdom has held that consumer spending from China in the high-end luxury shops of the West would not only continue, but that it would grow stronger.In a study published this month, the Bain consultancy said that Chinese consumers will fuel nearly half of global high-end sales by 2025.Chinese shoppers will account for 46 per cent of global luxury sales of an estimated $412 billion in just six years, Bain said in the study, which was prepared for Italy’s Altagamma association of high-end producers.Even before the Trump administration ratcheted up the intensity of its trade dialogue with Beijing, there were signs that economic growth in China was slowing.Chinese economic growth declined to a post-global crisis low of 6.5 per cent in the quarter than ended in September. A trade fight with the Trump administration is pressuring communist leaders to energize economic activity that has weakened since Beijing clamped down on bank lending last year as it tries to rein in surging debt.It’s too early to tell if the spate of weaker-than-expected sales for luxury merchants will continue, or if it’s a bump in the road.There were some other signs of weakness at Tiffany, like comparable-store sales, which are watched closely by industry analysts.Tiffany’s quarterly profit of $94.9 million, or 77 cents per share, was actually a penny better than expected, according to analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research.The slowdown in Chinese tourists was offset by a strong demand by local customers in the North American market as the luxury purveyor changes its products and marketing to appeal to a younger shopper.But the company stuck to its previously issued full-year earnings guidance of between $4.65 and $4.80 per share, which led some to suspect that shifting geopolitical agreements or a slowing global economy may soon become a bigger threat._____Associated Press Business Writer Dee-Ann Durbin in Detroit contributed to this report.___This story has been updated to correct the spelling of the Mall of America spokesman. It’s Dan Jasper, not Jaspers.Michelle Chapman And Anne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Presslast_img read more

  • NHL tests puck and player tracking in regularseason games

    first_imgLAS VEGAS — The NHL for the first time has tested real-time puck and player tracking in regular-season games and intends to have it in place across the league next season.Microchips were added to players’ shoulder pads and fitted inside specially designed pucks for two Vegas Golden Knights home games this week, against the New York Rangers and the San Jose Sharks. Antennas around the arena tracked the players and the puck through radio frequencies and relayed the data to a suite where league and Players’ Association executives and representatives from 20 teams and various technology firms, sports betting companies and TV rights holders were watching.Previous versions of puck and player tracking were tested at All-Star games and the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. The latest tests were intended to refine the logistics of using the technology in meaningful games and to show how the real-time statistics can be used on broadcasts, in betting applications and even to create virtual reality and augmented reality simulations.Stephen Whyno, The Associated Presslast_img read more

  • Man fined 800 for burnout on Pride crosswalk in Grande Prairie

    first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – One man has been charged with two traffic offences for vandalizing a rainbow crosswalk in Grande Prairie.Cst. Melanie McIntosh with the Grande Prairie RCMP said that just before 8:00 p.m. Thursday, a witness reported to police that a Ford truck did a burnout on the recently repainted Pride crosswalk at the intersection of 98 Street and 103 Avenue. The crosswalk was marred with black tire tracks.With the information provided, police were able to locate the truck and the owner of the vehicle was issued two tickets under the Traffic Safety Act with fines totalling over $800.00. Cst. McIntosh said that the RCMP extended thanks to the citizens of Grande Prairie for their continued efforts to help solve crime in the community.last_img read more

  • Priyanka will make no difference to BJP’s poll prospects in UP: Adityanath

    first_imgLucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Saturday said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s entry into politics will make “no difference” to the BJP’s Lok Sabha poll prospects in the state and dismissed the SP-BSP alliance as “false alarm”. “The Congress has made her (Priyanka) its general secretary (in-charge of eastern UP) this time. It is an internal matter of that party. “Earlier too she had campaigned for the Congress. This time also it will make no difference (to the BJP),” he told PTI. Adityanath also claimed that the “fledgling” SP-BSP alliance is already “embroiled in dispute”. “The newfound alliance is already embroiled in dispute. It (alliance) is nothing but a ‘hauaa’ (false alarm),” he said in his first interview after the Lok Sabha poll schedule was announced Sunday.last_img read more

  • Oppn natural habitat of terror apologists, insults forces: Modi

    first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday launched a fresh offensive on rival parties over the Pulwama terror attack and the subsequent IAF strike inside Pakistan, terming the Opposition “the natural habitat of terror apologists” and accusing them of “insulting” armed forces. Using the hashtag ‘Janta Maaf Nahi Karegi’ (people will not forgive) in a tweet, Modi attacked Sam Pitroda, who looks after Congress’ overseas affairs, for reportedly saying that post the Mumbai terror attacks, India could have responded with air strikes, but “according to me that’s not how you deal with world.” Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “Loyal courtier of Congress’ royal dynasty admits what the nation already knew- Congress was unwilling to respond to forces of terror. This is a New India- we will answer terrorists in a language they understand and with interest!,” Moid said. “Opposition insults our forces time and again. I appeal to my fellow Indians- question Opposition leaders on their statements. Tell them- 130 crore Indians will not forgive or forget the Opposition for their antics. India stands firmly with our forces,” he added, using the hashtag. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday In another tweet, the Prime Minister slammed Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav, who alleged the Pulwama attack was a “conspiracy” to garner votes. “This was a conspiracy…But, when there will be a change of government, investigations will be done and prominent people will come under the scanner, who had pushed our youth to death to garner votes,” he alleged Thursday speaking at a programme at Saifai. PM Modi termed the statement reprehensible. “Opposition is the natural habitat of terror apologists and questioners of our armed forces. This reprehensible statement by a senior leader like Ram Gopal Ji insults all those who have given their lives in protecting Kashmir. It humiliates the families of our martyrs,” he said. The PM in his tweets tagged the reported statements of Yadav and Pitroda.last_img read more

  • Many AZAD workers join BJP

    first_imgNew Delhi: Several workers from the Apni Zindagi Apna Dal (AZAD) party on Monday joined the BJP to campaign for its return to the Central government in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Speaking at the event, Azad party leader Sarjeet Singh Khandsal Nandwasi said that he is “very much influenced by Narendra Modi” and that by joining BJP he will be able to contribute towards the true development of the nation, which is possible only under the leadership of someone like Modi. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderPresent at the event, National Vice President of BJP and the state in-charge for Lok Sabha elections Shyam Jaju said that Nandwasi joining the party is not an isolated incident. “Every day hundreds of people are joining BJP due to the increasing popularity of Narender Modi and BJP,” he said. Praising the BJP government’s work in the centre and in various states, Jaju said that Modi’s leadership has proven that their party is truly for the betterment of poorer sections of society. Not missing a chance to take a dig at the opposition, Jaju also accused the Congress of looting taxpayers’ money for 55 years. He added that the BJP government under Modi’s leadership is the only way to go if the country wishes to see dynasty-free and corruption-free politics in India.last_img read more

  • Sensex jumps over 100 pts, Nifty crosses 11,700

    first_imgMumbai: The benchmark Sensex traded on a flat to positive note during the early trade on Tuesday after opening over 100 points higher. The Sensex of the BSE opened at 38,988.57 from its previous close at 38,871.87 on Monday. At 9.36 a.m., it traded at 38,926.09 higher by 54.22 points or 0.14 per cent. The Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) opened at 11,711.55 after closing at 11,669.15 on Monday. It traded at 11,684.95 during the morning trade session, up 15.80 points and 0.14 per cent. On Monday, Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) who have played a key role in pushing markets to fresh highs, bought Rs 898 crore worth of stocks, while Domestic Institutional Investors (DIIs) off-loaded scrips valued Rs 1,032 crore.last_img read more