Soldier Seen In Videos Key Suspect In UP Cop Killing: Sources

Uttar Pradesh: 

A soldier has emerged as a key suspect in the killing of a police inspector in mob frenzy over cow slaughter in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr on Monday. Police sources say they are investigating whether Jeetu Fauji, an army jawan posted in Srinagar, could have fired the shot that killed Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh. A senior officer investigating the incident told NDTV it is too soon to say conclusively that Jeetu Fauji is the one who shot inspector Singh.

Two police teams have been sent to Jammu and Kashmir to track down Jeetu Fauji, who is seen in various videos of the mob violence in Bulandshahr. His mother Ratan Kaur said she could not identify her son from videos of the mob attack.

Other family members of Jeetu Fauji, however, confirm that he was present when the mob killing took place and left for Kargil after the incident. “He came from the spot and said, ‘see the drama’ and left for Kargil the same evening,” said Chandravati, Jeetu’s aunt.

Four people have been arrested for the mob violence which erupted after cow carcasses were found scattered in a forest near a village.

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and his team had gone to the village to tackle the violence when they came under attack. On video, a wild mob is seen chasing the policemen and shouting: “Maaro, take his gun!” Inspector Singh was assaulted with a sharp weapon and then shot in the head.

In one of the mobile videos apparently taken by the rioters, the police officer is seen with a man looking like Jeetu Fauji around the time he was killed.

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Mother of soldier Jeetu Fauji, suspected to have shot Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, claims that her son is in Kargil

Jeetu was in the village on the day of the violence and went back to Kashmir the same evening.

Police sources say there are other videos in which the same man is present and part of the mob.

At Jeetu’s village, his mother told NDTV the police vandalised their home when they came looking for him on Wednesday. She claimed that her son was in Kargil.

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The mother said she did not believe her son had killed inspector Singh. “If he is the one who has killed the inspector then he deserves to be punished,” she said.

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This festive season, spruce up your home with right decor

 Spruce up your home with right decor

Diwali preparations have kick-started in full swing. This is the time when we pay our most of the attention to the house decor. Most importantly, if you are planning to play host to Diwali parties this year, then add glamour and festive vibes to your little cosy abode with these tips.

* A splash of colour: While loud colours make a traditional impact, pastel shades or ice-cream colours as they are also known, are trending festive tones this year. Choose your preferred palate in advance so that you can choose the right accessories to match. Break the pastels shades with strong hues like navy, olive, fuchsia, saffron or crimson to bring your space to life.

* The Diwali supper: Table setting is a must if you’re looking to make a lasting impression on your guests. Add a simple floral arrangement on the centre of your dining table and take a few moments to set the right cutlery. Floating candles into glass bowls filled with water make for a unique table centrepiece.

* Statement furniture: Get your living room into the right mood for endless hours of conversation and fun happy moments shared between your loved ones. Rearrange a few furniture pieces, add a few poufs, a coffee table and playful rug to add a little festive delight. Knitted throw pillows add a fun texturized element to your couches while aroma diffusers with a scent of sandalwood can add an aura of vibrant calm.

If you are investing in a new sofa set, go in for something that is multi-functional giving you the freedom of living, dynamic and can be easily placed in a variety of formats bringing a cosy touch to your living room ecosystem.

* Debonair decor: This festive season reminisce the golden era with vintage themed décor that will leave your guests enthralled. Start off by opting for carefully crafted antique gramophones and oversized model telephones influenced by ethnic art. Uplift this look further with Rajasthani Jharokas as well as silken upholstery woven together in fine threads of gold and voila.

* Spiffy luminance: Lights are a festive essential that enrich the fervour further. For a modish theme in the living room, pendant lighting is an ideal fitment whereas in the bedroom, one can add vibrant table lamps in perky hues to give the space a tinge of chic. Illuminate the nooks and corners of your home with floral scented candles and add intricately carved metallic diyas.

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Ajith to Vijay: Chennai Super Kings star Harbhajan Singh puts up important tweet in Kollywood style

Ajith, Harbajan, Vijay

Actor Aith, CSK star Harbhajan Singh and actor Vijay (Photo | YouTube Screengrab and EPS)

By Online Desk

On Thursday it was revealed that IPL defending champs Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has retained star cricketer Harbhajan Singh.

The veteran Indian cricketer took to Twitter and shared his excitement on being retained by one of the most successful teams in IPL history.

Harbhajan Singh put up a tweet in Tamil, announcing his continuity with the ‘Men in Yellow’. What made the fans go gaga over his tweet was the fact that it consisted of some memorable punch dialogues and song lyrics rendered by popular actors like Ajith and Vijay on the big screen.

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Cash transfer can up nutrition intake

Cash transfer can up nutrition intake

pregnant womenAmit Bhatt

Updated: Nov 16, 2018, 06:10 AM IST

At the time when combating malnutrition in children, pregnant and  lactating mothers is a major concern for government in order to curb Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in the state, a recently conducted survey brought out compelling revelations that as many as 80.8% of women in the state favour cash transfer as a practical means to facilitate nutrition intake for themselves and their children. It is worth mention here that as per experts, women’s ability to conveniently purchase food of their choice and increased variety in consumed food is the most commonly cited benefit of receiving direct cash support.

The survey was conducted by a social organization across 5 districts of Rajasthan including Ajmer, Baran, Jodhpur, Sirohi and Udaipur, with the objective of assessing people’s feedback on existing nutrition support scheme of the Government and the opinion of women on receiving direct cash support for fulfilling nutritional intake of pregnant and lactating women and infants below 3 years of age. “Survey across the five districts gives us a view of the sense of activism and preferences amongst women in Rajasthan towards accomplishing their nutrition needs. While there is good general awareness amongst women about government schemes for nutrition, direct cash transfer for nutritional intake is being viewed as an impactful mode of supplementing the current programs” Pradip Bhandari, Founder & CEO of Jan Ki Baat, the social organization conducted the survey, said.

In Rajasthan child malnutrition remains a major public health concern. National Family Health Survey(NFHS- 4) has shown that 39.1% of children under five years are stunted, 36.7% are underweight, and 23% are wasted. Anaemia prevalence in children is as high as 60.3% and amongst women 46.8%.

“In cases where people faced problem in receiving services of current scheme, the key reason was distance from Anganwadi Centres. Women working as agricultural labourers and cultivators also expressed inability to leave work and let go of the wage in order to travel to Anganwadi Centres for availing supplementary nutrition.  The survey also brought to the fore compelling findings such as caste and class play a significant role in accessing the existing supplementary nutrition scheme, as a notable number of upper caste women who were surveyed expressed inhibitions towards consumption of ration being provided through Anganwadi centres,” said Bhandari.

The survey also identified that 80% of women are of the opinion that chances of misuse of the government money given to women for consuming nutritive food is minimal.

[“source=TimeOFIndia”]

 

Cash transfer can up nutrition intake

Cash transfer can up nutrition intake

pregnant womenAmit Bhatt

Updated: Nov 16, 2018, 06:10 AM IST

At the time when combating malnutrition in children, pregnant and  lactating mothers is a major concern for government in order to curb Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in the state, a recently conducted survey brought out compelling revelations that as many as 80.8% of women in the state favour cash transfer as a practical means to facilitate nutrition intake for themselves and their children. It is worth mention here that as per experts, women’s ability to conveniently purchase food of their choice and increased variety in consumed food is the most commonly cited benefit of receiving direct cash support.

The survey was conducted by a social organization across 5 districts of Rajasthan including Ajmer, Baran, Jodhpur, Sirohi and Udaipur, with the objective of assessing people’s feedback on existing nutrition support scheme of the Government and the opinion of women on receiving direct cash support for fulfilling nutritional intake of pregnant and lactating women and infants below 3 years of age. “Survey across the five districts gives us a view of the sense of activism and preferences amongst women in Rajasthan towards accomplishing their nutrition needs. While there is good general awareness amongst women about government schemes for nutrition, direct cash transfer for nutritional intake is being viewed as an impactful mode of supplementing the current programs” Pradip Bhandari, Founder & CEO of Jan Ki Baat, the social organization conducted the survey, said.

In Rajasthan child malnutrition remains a major public health concern. National Family Health Survey(NFHS- 4) has shown that 39.1% of children under five years are stunted, 36.7% are underweight, and 23% are wasted. Anaemia prevalence in children is as high as 60.3% and amongst women 46.8%.

“In cases where people faced problem in receiving services of current scheme, the key reason was distance from Anganwadi Centres. Women working as agricultural labourers and cultivators also expressed inability to leave work and let go of the wage in order to travel to Anganwadi Centres for availing supplementary nutrition.  The survey also brought to the fore compelling findings such as caste and class play a significant role in accessing the existing supplementary nutrition scheme, as a notable number of upper caste women who were surveyed expressed inhibitions towards consumption of ration being provided through Anganwadi centres,” said Bhandari.

The survey also identified that 80% of women are of the opinion that chances of misuse of the government money given to women for consuming nutritive food is minimal.

[“source=TimeOFIndia”]

Students ‘Cooking Up Change’ in spite of lax nutrition requirements

Cooking Up Change

Cooking Up Change participants are challenged to create a new school lunch option for Chicago Public Schools and are judged by a panel of professional chefs. | Provided by Healthy Schools Campaign

If Chicago Public School students participating in the Cooking Up Change competition do well on Wednesday, they won’t be traveling to Washington D.C. for a final culinary contest.

That’s partly due to the Trump Administration’s rollback of nutritional requirements in school lunches.

States are no longer required to meet the same standards for whole grains, lower sodium and low-fat flavored milks offered in school lunch programs that were initiated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture during former President Barack Obama’s tenure.

Since 2011, Cooking Up Change contest finalists from around the country would go to the nation’s capitol to face off against their peers and meet their local legislators to talk about the importance of healthy options in schools.

But the Trump Administration has lack of appetite for a discussion around school lunch nutrition, organizers say.

This year, however, there will be a designated day in the spring for the Cooking Up Change winning dishes to be served across the country as a statement to advocate for healthy school meals, said Sara Porter, vice president of external affairs for Healthy Schools Campaign, the non-profit that runs the competition.

Porter said requirements have also been loosened this year to allow more schools to participate in the contest.

Chicago Cooking Up Change participants are enrolled Chicago Public Schools Career and Technical Education Culinary program. | Provided by Healthy Schools Campaign

In Chicago, student competitors are enrolled in CPS’ Career and Technical Education Culinary program and winners will have their meals served at all CPS schools.

For Wednesday’s competition at the Bridgeport Art Center, teams from seven different schools will prepare lunch options using the same ingredients and equipment.

Teams must adhere to nutrition rules –– no added salt or sugar –– and to a budget of $1.40 per plate. A panel of judges will be selecting the winners.

There is also a breakfast category in this year’s competition, requiring students to whip up a main dish that can be eaten without utensils with a fruit and a vegetable side dish. The winners for the breakfast contest will be decided by guests at Wednesday’s event.

The winning team members will receive $1,000 scholarships to the Washburne Culinary and Hospitality Institute at Kennedy-King College.

Julissa Villegas, a 17-year-old senior at Benito Juarez High School, said her team has come up with a new version of chicken and waffles that trades in the waffle for French toast and spices up both the chicken and maple syrup dipping sauce with cayenne pepper.

“In the world, there is a lot of obesity,” Villegas said. “We want to have a healthy meal in school but that is also delicious and tastes good.”

Nyah Griffin, who was on the first winning team from Chicago Vocational Career Academy in 2007, is returning as a judge and chef mentor.

“It’s more so about being passionate about the food,” said Griffin, manager of food service at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. “The competition can be hectic and it’s stressful, but if it’s about the food at the end of the day, everything else will fall into place.”

John Colletta, executive chef and managing partner of Quartino Ristorante and Wine Bar, is judging for the first time on Wednesday.

“It’s actually remarkable to see the things they’ve [students] come up with their limited background and limited exposure,” Colletta said.

[“source=forbes]

How to get your home up and ready for the festive season

Close to the festive season, weekends are as precious as gold. With limited time at hand, the task of giving your space a much-needed facelift tops the priority list. Though it sounds daunting, the process can be a smooth ride if planned properly. So sit back and let this be your guide to a festive-ready home.

LIVING ROOM

living room

As guests would spend most of their time in the living room, you need to make sure that space is nothing less than impressive. An entertainment unit with multi-storage options makes a great buy. Look for smart entertainment units in great shades and finishes. At Royaloak Furniture, you could pick from a glossy or matte finish, depending on the colour scheme of your living room. Add a bit a glamour to the space by bringing in a smart wine cabinet.
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living room

Seating a number of people can get awkward sometimes. If you are fortunate enough to have a huge living room, it makes sense to invest in a Royaloak Ludo Sofa Cum Bed. This comfortable and fashionable sofa cum bed comes with exceptional contemporary design that blends perfect with the decor of your space. Or simply look for stylish and comfortable recliners as a smarter alternative in a more compact room. Royaloak Falcon Single Seater Manual Recliner in Air Leather that lends an elegant look to your living room is definitely worth a look.

DINING AREA

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Consider introducing a dining table into your living room. Something like the Royaloak Crystal 6 Seater Dining Set with Bench would work just fine. Looking to ring the changes? Substitute the dining chairs with long benches – they are extremely light to move and can accomodate more people compared to single chairs.
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BEDROOM

bedroom

And, lastly, the bedroom. A lot people, especially the elderly, prefer to have some alone time after meals. Make sure your guest bedroom is ready to cater to their requirements. Invest in beds that are spacious and comfortable, something like the stylish, strong and durable Royaloak Daffodil King Size Bed With Hydraulic Storage and Reflective High Gloss Finish.

It is always a great idea to have bookshelves with some great books for people who would love to read their afternoons away. Smart dressing tables, full-sized mirrors and other accessories will make their stay in the bedroom a memorable experience.
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KITCHEN

kitchen

You’ll find guests scrutinising your kitchen as they walk in and out of it in search of food and wine. Make sure it has cabinets dedicated to cater to the various needs of your guests. It is important that these cabinets are installed at a decent height which makes access to crockery, glasses, food and other utilities extremely easy. Avoid cluttering your kitchen with furniture, gadgets, and accessories, as moving around might get extremely difficult.
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ENTRANCE/BALCONY

entrance

The festive season means entertaining a lot of guests, and often over a long period of time, so organising the entrance of your home is crucial. Invest in a well-sized shoe rack, like this one from Royaloak Furniture. You wouldn’t like a heap of shoes at the door when you welcome your guests, would you? You could even add a few smart furniture pieces like the Royaloak Ebony Chair 2S for a classic minimalistic look to your outdoor space.
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