Bonneville Dam fish count 417

first_imgThursday — 47 adult spring chinok, 24 steelhead. Friday — 42 adult spring chinook, 22 steelhead. Saturday — 38 adult spring chinook, 34 steelhead. Sunday — 71 adult spring chinook, 11 steelhead. Year-to-date — 503 adult spring chinook, 2,207 steelhead. Ten-year year-to-date average — 7,656 adult spring chinook, 3,197 steelhead.Water temperature: 47.6 degrees. Water visibility: 2.5 feet. Streamflow: 386,000 cubic feet per second (12.22 feet on Vancouver gauge)last_img

Weather Eye Winds change at opportune time

first_imgPatrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at Things are looking a bit better on the weather side of things as far as the heat and the dry weather goes. Westerly winds off the coast began their eastward movement late Wednesday into Clark County, helping to push the Eagle Creek Fire back into the Gorge.The smoke will be slow to dissipate as the smoke shield from all the fires over Washington and Oregon had pushed well offshore so that smoke out over the ocean will need to move inland and past Clark County before we see perfectly clear skies.There still may be some smoke at upper levels from fires in Oregon. We’ll cool down to 78 to 80 degrees today and Friday and mid-70s on Saturday with a risk of showers. No wetting rains are in the forecast.Beginning Sunday, high pressure will build and we’ll go back into the 80s through mid-week. East winds are likely to reappear on Monday, which may cause some hot spots to flare up and more smoke heading our way. If east winds get going enough, we could possibly see 90 degrees again.I am sure many of the fires in the mountains in all of the western states will not be out until the snow flies. Besides the fires in Washington and Oregon, wildfires in Montana are destroying hundreds of thousands of acres.last_img read more

Saudi Arabia arrests Zahran Hashims brotherinlaw with help of Indias intelligence

first_imgSecurity forces are seen outside St. Anthony’s Church, one of the targets in a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on April 27, 2019.Xinhua/A. Hapuarachchi/IANSThe Saudi Arabian government is said to have arrested Maulana Rila, the brother-in-law of Zahran Hashim – the mastermind of the Sri Lankan blasts on Easter Sunday. The arrest was made with the help of the Indian intelligence who provided information last week. Rila’s colleague, identified as Shahnawaj, has also been arrested, reports Hindustan Times.It is learned that Rila was close to Zahran Hashim, who was a key operative of the National Thowheed Jamaath. The NTJ had carried out the bombing targeting churches and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka. Zahran Hashim died at the Shangri-La hotel during the attack on April 21.Two days after the bombings, the ISIS, through its news agency al-Amaq, claimed responsibility for the attack saying that it was revenge for the mosque shooting which took place in New Zealand in March. They said that the bombings were a “Bloody gift to you”.India and Saudi Arabia are working together to dig deeper and find out if there is any connection between the men arrested and the IS modules in Kasargod, Kerala.India had previous intel regarding the bombings and had warned Sri Lanka on four separate occasions – April 4, April 10, 16 and 20. They also called up the Sri Lankan authorities just two hours before the bombings to inform them of the three targeted churches in the country.After the bombings, the Taj Samudra, which was one of the intended targets, was asked to instal more CCTV cameras and amp up security since one of the suicide bombers was unaccounted for. The HT report states that the bomber, Abdul Latif Mohammed Jamil, could not trigger the bomb when he entered the hotel.His bomb later detonated at Tropical Inn in Dehiwala killing a couple who couldn’t escape on time.last_img read more

Student of the Year SOTY 2 Friday box office collection Becomes Tiger

first_imgStudent of the year 2 box office collectionYouTube ScreenshotStudent of the Year 2 (SOTY 2) starring Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria released on Friday. The movie started at the box office with a decent collection on Friday.Co-produced by Dharma Productions, Student of the Year 2 was one of the most awaited films of this year. It features Tiger, whose last film Baaghi 2 was a big hit, and also introduced two debutantes – Ananya and Tara.The teen drama has been released on around 3,200 screens across India, and reportedly witnessed a decent occupancy of around 20 percent in morning shows at the theatres on day 1. This appears to be a good start considering the fact that it features two new comers, and also is strictly youth-centric film.According to reports, Student of the Year 2 performed good in Delhi-NCR, and certain parts of South India on its opening day. With no other major release, the film managed to witness good box office collection on opening day at the domestic market.Student of the Year 2 collected Rs 12.06 crore at the Indian box office on Friday. It has become Tiger’s second opening day grossing film after Baaghi 2, which had collected Rs 25.10 crore on first day. Since the film did not receive much good response from critics and average audience, it will be interesting to see how it performs at the commercial circuits over the weekend.”#StudentOfTheYear2 puts up a fairly good total on Day 1… Biz slowed down towards evening shows… Sat and Sun crucial… Substantial growth – especially at plexes – is essential for a healthy total… Fri ₹ 12.06 cr. India biz. #SOTY2 is Tiger’s second highest opener *so far*,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.Directed by Punit Malhotra, Student of the Year 2 features Tiger, Ananya and Tara as college students. The film is about Tiger’s character, which fights hard against a gang of bullies to bag the title of “student of the year”.last_img read more

Black Woman Will Take the Helm as New Virginia State Director

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comWhen Virginia’s current State Director John Knapp retires at the end of the year, Keren Charles Dongo, a Black woman who served as the campaign manager for U.S. Senator Tim Kaine’s (D-VA) 2018 re-election campaign, will take his position.Kaine announced Dongo’s appointment on Dec. 3, while also honoring Knapp’s service.United State Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) announced Keren Charles Dongo as Virginia’s next State Director. (Courtesy Photo)“I’m so proud of John’s work over the past six years and am grateful to have Keren serve as my new State Director,” Kaine said according to a statement submitted by his office.Dongo is no newbie to Virginia’s political scene- or to working with Kaine for that matter.  Even before working as Kaine’s campaign manager for his 2018 re-election run, Dongo served as Deputy State Director and Legislative Assistant in Kaine’s Senate office, where she oversaw various outreach efforts and legislation related to “federal employees, civil rights, crime and law enforcement, general government and campaign finance reform,” according to memorandum released by Kaine’s office regarding the appointment.In addition, Dongo helped draft and rouse support for “400 Years of African American History Act,” a bipartisan effort by Kaine, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) which passed last year.  The 400 Years of African American History Act, would institute legislation to launch a National Park Service commission in order to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans’ arrival into English Colonial America in 2019.Dongo has also been a major mover and shaker within the Virginia Democratic Party.  She worked as director of Virginia’s Democratic Campaign in2012- the force that helped to elect Kaine to the Senate, re-elect President Barack Obama and get Democratic members in Congress.  Dongo also served as an advisor to Rep. Scott and worked as Virginia’s Outreach and Political Director of the 2008 Democratic Coordinated Campaign.Dongo also served as deputy field director at the ONE Campaign, a non-partisan, international advocacy and campaigning organization that works to combat extreme poverty and preventable diseases, and lobbies for politicians to support policies and programs that align with their efforts to help save lives.Kaine noted Dongo’s previous success as a member of his staff and major relations within the state as primary reasons she is equipped to take on the new role as State Director.“With her deep ties to Virginia and past success on both my state and legislative staff, Keren brings a level of talent and experience that is sure to continue my state team’s record of excellence,” Kaine said.Dongo took to Twitter to express her excitement about her new position.“Thanks everyone for all the support.  It’s an honor to work again for [Tim Kaine] on behalf of all Virginians,” the new Virginia State Director wrote.last_img read more

Storms Importance to the XMen Universe

first_img SDCC 2019: Marvel’s ‘Dawn of X’ Comics Unveil Future of X-MenMarvel Posts ‘Dawn of X’ Teaser on Twitter Before SDCC 2019 Stay on target February is Black History Month, so is taking the time to appreciate the history of comic book’s black characters (ie. Static Shock, Black Manta) Today, we’re catching up with Storm of the X-Men. One of the most prominent and important black superheroes in comics. She first appeared in the series in 1975. Initially created as a male character named “Typhoon” by artist Dave Cockrum, it was suggested by editor Roy Thomas that the character be changed to a woman in order to diversify the all-male line-up.  Since her debut, she has been a consistent member of the X-Men, a Horseman of Apocalypse, the wife of an Avenger, and most importantly, a heroic tentpole of the Marvel Universe.via Marvel ComicsFirst appearing in Giant-Size X-Men #1 in 1975, Ororo Munro, aka Storm, was created by writer Len Wein and artist David Cockrum. A member of Professor Xavier’s backup team of X-Men, Storm and the rest of the new team were sent on a mission to the Savage Land in an effort to rescue the abandoned members of the original team. Storm did not receive her origin until a year later in Uncanny X-Men #102 from writer Chris Claremont, who would go on to write the X-Men until 1991. Storm’s mother, N’Dare, was a Kenyan witch-princess and her father, David, was an American journalist. After Ororo was born, they moved to Egypt, where Storm grew up after her parents passed away when she was 6. She lived there as a pick-pocket until she was taken in by Charles Xavier.After going on many adventures with the X-Men, Storm made her way into the greater Marvel Universe. Acting as a de-facto leader in Cyclops absence, Storm also served as something of a mother figure to Kitty Pryde, who was the youngest member of the team. Storm was even a participant in the original Secret Wars storyline in 1984. She was rocking her now-iconic black leather/white mohawk, which was later revealed by artist Paul Smith. Smith later admitted it to have been a joke on Mr. T who he was a fan of. Storm would go on to lose her powers in an accident with a device created by Forge, who she would be involved with romantically until discovering his involvement with her de-powering. Forge made up for it by restoring her powers, and their relationship was rekindled. In 1986, Storm fought Cyclops for the right to become leader of the X-Men and emerged victorious.via Marvel ComicsStorm would tread water for most of the 1990’s, in the background during Marvel’s relaunch of the X-Men. Her relationship with Forge was on and off for most of the decade, with the two characters eventually going their separate ways. She would go on to lead the X-Treme X-Men in the early 2000’s, and maintained her powers even after the Decimation storyline wiped out most of the mutant population in 2005. In 2006, her relationship with T’Challa, the Black Panther, blossomed and the two were married in a major comic book storyline amidst the original Civil War. They were even stand-ins on the Fantastic Four.During the Avengers VS X-Men arch in 2012, Namor used his powers that were augmented by the Phoenix Force to flood the nation of Wakanda. When Storm stayed with the X-Men, Black Panther had their marriage annulled as he felt betrayed.Since then she’s lead the all-female team of X-Men during the Marvel NOW relaunch and has become a major leader in the mutant movement. She is currently the leader of the Extraordinary X-Men team and will be a member of X-Men Gold when the new series launches in April of this year.Her presence is strong and she continues to be a focal point for mutant and female leadership and strength within Marvel lore.View as: One Page Slides1. Anthony Jean2. Dave Bardin3. Goran Parlov4. Meredith McClaren5. Nelson Hernandez6. Andrea Parrocho7. Stephanie Hans8. Bob Qlast_img read more

The golden colour of joy

first_imgPaying A tribute to renowned art critic Late Keshav Malik, a group exhibition titled Golden Moments is being organised by artist Arshi Hafeez. The show will display the works of 19 artists from across the country. Hafeez, also the curator of the show, tries to bring forward the innermost elation and joy of the golden moments in the form of paintings and sculptures installations.Some of the participant artists are – Yasin Sahab, Mahesh Kumar, Naresh Kapuria, Parul Arya, Alpana and others. The show will display a diverse mediums and art forms , from paintings to sculptures and installation art. Golden Moments is a potpourri of the innermost elation and joys of an artist exploring his creativity.When: On till 31 JulyWhere:  Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre Timing: 11 am – 7pmlast_img read more

Mobile Wallets the Future of Loyalty Marketing Programs

first_imgAugust 4, 2015 3 min read “Mobile wallets” are steadily inching their way into the mainstream. With the technology now readily available — and affordable — and the stigma of security issues steadily fading, consumers are finally jumping on board.Related: The Future of Mobile Payments Awaits Your FingerprintIn the past year, approximately 28 percent of smartphone users actually made a mobile payment, and that number is only expected to grow.But what many merchants don’t realize is that mobile wallets can also be used as strategic marketing tools to help increase their bottom lines. The solution is in mobile loyalty programs.After all, customers love loyalty programs. But they don’t love carrying around a wad of plastic cards in their wallets. Cards are bulky and easily lost. So, if your business already offers a loyalty program — or plans to implement one — there’s never been a better time to make the switch to mobile.Benefits for businessesThe most obvious reason why merchants offer mobile loyalty programs is to give customers incentives to return to their businesses. But there are a number of other perks, too, including:Increased sales — Customer retention is always good for boosting the bottom line, but studies have shown that a mobile loyalty program can also boost extra sales among loyalty customers. Kohl’s loyalty customers, for example, average two additional trips to the store and spend $80 more than nonloyalty customers over the course of a year.Differentiation from the competition — Loyalty programs are an excellent way to stand out from the crowd. And having a mobile loyalty program gives you an even bigger edge in the marketplace. Consider what your competitors are doing for their loyalty programs and figure out a way to make yours even better.Cost savings – Mobile loyalty programs require less operational management than paper-based programs, and that advantage will ultimately lead to reduced operational costs.Improved customer service – Consumers want their experiences to be enjoyable, and they want to feel valued. Loyalty programs help make both of these goals possible. They open the door for more communication between retailers and customers during checkout. And they give loyal customers rewards for their patronage, making them feel appreciated.Related: The Future of Mobile Payments Awaits Your FingerprintThe current landscapeSome merchants, like Starbucks, have already launched successful loyalty programs within their own store apps. The Starbucks app allows customers to load money onto their mobile accounts (like a revolving gift card), keep track of their rewards and make payments and use their rewards directly from their phones at checkout. And this is just the beginning of the integration of mobile wallets with loyalty programs.Looking forwardExperts predict that the next step in mobile loyalty programs will be to integrate them with the front-runner mobile wallets, such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet. Up until this point, consumers have been forced to use mobile loyalty programs within each store’s individual apps. In the near future, we can expect to see these mobile wallets begin to not only implement store loyalty programs, but ultimately become a platform for integrated, real-time marketing.Related: Why It Might Make Sense to Pay Your Employees in Bitcoin (VIDEO) Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more

Has it been 10 years already Oasis of the Seas gets ready

first_imgTags: Cruise, Oasis, Royal Caribbean International Posted by MIAMI — The legendary Oasis of the Seas will mark its 10-year anniversary with a multi-million upgrade that includes new dining concepts and the ‘Perfect Storm’ trio of waterslides along with the Ultimate Abyss – the tallest slide at sea.When it debuted in November 2008 Oasis of the Seas was the first to introduce Royal Caribbean’s seven-neighbourhood concept and AquaTheater entertainment venue.Passengers sailing on the reimagined ship after the 63-day reno wraps up will find a reimagined, Caribbean-inspired pool deck that will feature a Splashaway Bay kids aquapark and The Lime & Coconut signature bar; Quantum Class staple, Music Hall; and new waterslides.Debuting alongside this lineup will be the cruise line’s first barbecue concept, Portside BBQ, and dedicated karaoke venue Spotlight Karaoke.The reimagined Oasis will set sail on Nov. 24, beginning 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Royal Caribbean’s new Terminal A in Miami.When Oasis heads to NYC in May 2020 it will be the largest ship to sail from the New York area. Oasis will reposition to its new summer home at Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey, offering 7-night sailings to The Bahamas with visits to Royal Caribbean’s newly transformed private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay.“When Oasis of the Seas debuted as the world’s largest and most groundbreaking cruise ship a decade ago, the typical cruise vacation as the world knew it was forever changed. Today, our Oasis Class ships continue to lead the industry and attract vacationers new to cruising,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “Now with the opportunity to disrupt the industry once again, we’ve gone all-in with our biggest and boldest amplification yet. Oasis will turn heads when she arrives to Miami this November and the Northeast in May 2020.”More news:  Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA SalesTOP DECK DIVERSIONSThe reimagined Pool and Sports Zone will feature new ways to relax, celebrate and plunge into adventure, says Royal Caribbean, joining the popular twin FlowRider surf simulators, nine-deck-high zip line and twin rock-climbing walls. At 10 storeys, the Ultimate Abyss is the tallest slide at sea, while The Perfect Storm is an action-packed trio of multi-storey waterslides known as Typhoon, Cyclone and Supercell. Splashaway Bay with a Splash Pad for tots, is also on its way, with three waterslides, water cannons, fountains, pools and the first-ever twin drench buckets.At the center is the new Caribbean-style pool deck with The Lime & Coconut, sure to become one of the liveliest spots on board, day and night, with poolside cocktails, DJs and live music across two locations.Oasis will also deliver a larger variety of seating and shade on deck, including casitas, daybeds, hammocks and swing seats, new whirlpools on the top deck, and a refreshed Solarium for the adults.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWT  << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Has it been 10 years already? Oasis of the Seas gets ready for US$165 million ‘amplification’ DININGNew dining venues will further diversify Oasis’ 23 specialty and complimentary options. Portside BBQ will offer an authentic, meat-packed menu inspired by the best-in-class barbecue across the U.S., says the cruise line. There’s also Mexican grab-and-go fare at El Loco Fresh. Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade will anchor the lineup in the Boardwalk neighbourhood. And Sugar Beach will have more than 220 types of candy and a new walkup ice cream window.BARS & NIGHTLIFEThe upgrade will add the new Spotlight Karaoke on the Royal Promenade, plus live music venue Music Hall, first introduced on Quantum of the Seas. And a duo of robotic bartenders will mix, muddle, stir and shake cocktails nonstop at the Bionic Bar.FAMILY FAVOURITESAdventure Ocean will receive a total makeover, with newly designed areas organized by activity type. Returning offerings include a nursery for the youngest of travellers, and a specialized area with programming for kids three to five years old. The hangout for teens includes a hidden entrance, gaming lounge, movies, music, and a new, laidback outdoor deck. There’s also a new glow-in-the-dark laser tag game, Clash for the Crystal City, and the new Royal Escape Room – Mission Control: Apollo 18. Sharelast_img read more

ExFIFA vice president Warner leaves jail in ambulance

first_imgBut a short while later, Warner donned a cap and a garland of flowers to give a lengthy, defiant speech before a crowd of raucous supporters in the district he represents as an opposition member of Parliament.“If I have been thiefing FIFA money for 30 years, who give me the money? How come he is not charged? Why only persons from Third World countries have been charged?” Warner said, drawing hoots and applause from partisans wearing green-colored shirts of his Independent Liberal Party.Warner surrendered to authorities Wednesday and was granted a $395,000 bond but spent the night in jail. He faces eight counts in the U.S., including conspiracy to defraud and to engage in racketeering. He has not entered a plea and is expected to appear in court in July. A judge ordered Warner to surrender his passport and report to police twice a week.Warner was forced out of FIFA in 2011 over a bribery scandal but has denied any wrongdoing.Trinidad’s attorney general, Garvin Nicholas, said the U.S. has two months to issue a formal extradition request. He said his office has been working with the U.S. Justice Department for about two years on the investigation of Warner.U.S. justice officials allege, among other things, that Warner received three payments totaling $10 million in 2008 from an unidentified, high-ranking FIFA official. They said the money was deposited in a U.S. account controlled by Warner. FILE – In this Thursday, June 2, 2011 file photo, suspended FIFA executive Jack Warner gestures during a news conference held shortly after his arrival at the airport in Port-of-Spain, in his native Trinidad and Tobago. Warner was one of the 14 people indicted Wednesday May 27, 2015 in the U.S. on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Shirley Bahadur, File) Authorities say the money was allegedly offered to secure Warner’s vote and help give South Africa the right to host the 2010 World Cup over Morocco. South Africa’s sports minister on Thursday denied any wrongdoing by his country’s government.Warner also faced scrutiny from FIFA over a sports complex he built in Trinidad more than a decade ago with financial help from the organization and whose ownership has been disputed. The Centre of Excellence features a soccer field, a pool and several meeting halls, including ones named after FIFA President Sepp Blatter and former South Africa President Nelson Mandela.Messages left with the center’s officials were not returned. The center regularly hosts conferences, weddings, soccer matches and other events.___Associated Press writer Danica Coto in San Juan, Puerto Rico, contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner left a Trinidad jail by ambulance Thursday, a day after he was charged in a U.S. corruption case that has led to the arrests of more than a dozen international soccer officials and businessmen.Judicial officer Ibrahim Ali said the 72-year-old Warner complained of exhaustion and was not able to face questions from reporters gathered for several hours outside the jail in this twin-island Caribbean nation off the coast of Venezuela. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility 4 must play golf courses in Arizona How men can have a healthy 2019 Top Stories last_img read more

China retaliates against US with higher tariffs

first_img China retaliates against U.S. with higher tariffs … The U.S. and China are close to a trade deal that could lift most or all U.S. tariffs as long as Beijing follows through on pledges ranging from better protecting intellectual-property rights to buying a significant amount of American products, Bloomberg reports.Chinese officials made clear in a series of negotiations with the U.S. in recent weeks that removing levies on US$200 billion of Chinese goods quickly was necessary to finalize any deal. That’s the amount the Trump administration imposed after China retaliated against the U.S.’s first salvo of US$50 billion in tariffs that kicked off the eight-month trade war.One of the remaining sticking points is whether the tariffs would be lifted immediately or over a period of time to allow the U.S. to monitor whether China is meeting its obligations, Bloomberg’s sources said. The U.S. wants to continue to wield the threat of tariffs as leverage to ensure China won’t renege on the deal, and only lift the duties fully when Beijing implemented all parts of the agreement. As part of the ongoing talks, the U.S. asked the Chinese not to retaliate or bring World Trade Organization cases in response to U.S. tariffs that could be imposed to enforce the deal, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.According to the Wall Street Journal, China is offering to lower tariffs on U.S. farm, chemical, auto and other products.To read the full article, click here. The U.S. says it will refuse conditions on tariff … Trump proposes buying over $15B of U.S. produce fo …center_img You might also be interested in China imports record banana volume … March 05 , 2019 last_img read more

December 7 2007 To continue the report from 12

first_imgDecember 7, 2007 To continue the report from 12/3, interior work proceeds on the first floor in the back part of Unit 10 in the East Crescent. Construction crew leader Melissa Soluskie works on the outer wall of the small bathroom. There is a space left on the upper part of the wall and over the door. This will be filled with glass block, to let some light into this window-less space. [Photo & text: sa] Construction intern Cameron Wilson finishes details over the entrance door. [Photo & text: sa] Workshop participant Claudia Giuliana finishes drywall in the main room. This is a studio apartment with windows facing north and east. See 9/26/2007 report for lay-out. Report continues on 12/10/07. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

Will You Still Blame Congress Rahul Gandhi Hits Out at Modi Over

first_img GadchiroliGadchiroli attackHoshangabadhoshangabad-s12p17 First Published: May 1, 2019, 9:15 PM IST Hoshangabad: Slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claims on national security, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked who was in power during Pulwama attack and who is in government as CRPF jawans were killed in Naxalite attack in Maharashtra.“When IED blast took place in Pulwama who was in power, today when CRPF jawans were martyred whose government is this. Is it a Congress government,” asked Gandhi while addressing an election rally in Hoshangabad’s Piparia. To add, PM Modi also addressed a public meeting in Itarsi in same district hours after Gandhi’s visit.Meanwhile referring to the attack at Gadhchiroli, Gandhi said it’s BJP which is in power in Maharashtra and Centre as well. “Why don’t Modiji talk on these issues,” he asked.At least 15 security personnel and a driver were killed as Maoists triggered an IED blast on a truck carrying a team of C-60 commandos in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli earlier on Wednesday. Gandhi yet again claimed PM Modi, “who once boasted of 56-inch chest in 2014”, is nowadays reading out scripts from teleprompters during rallies and his aides keep cautioning him against usage of words including Rs 15 lakh, farmers and others.Slamming the BJP for Rs 15 lakh promise, Gandhi said it had aroused a thinking and yearning among the people that they could also receive the money. Accusing the PM of disrespecting this thinking, Gandhi said being on a responsible post, he (Modi) should not have said this if he did not mean it.He also talked about his Nyay scheme which would offer Rs 72,000 per annum to the poor in the country.The Congress president also slammed PM Modi accusing him of lies claiming that not a single penny would be taken form middle class to fund Nyay scheme. He said the money would come from people like Anil Ambani, Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi, Vijay Mallya and Mehul Chowksi who have been given crores by the chowkidar.During the speech, some youths asked Gandhi about Vyapam probe and Gandhi turned to Chief Minister Kamal Nath present on the dais for a reply. He asked whether there should be a probe and Nath replied in affirmative.Nath also present on the occasion also lambasted PM Modi on national security asking who was in power when Pulwama attack took place and alleged the worst terror attacks have taken place in India when BJP was in power.“He (Modiji) would be in Hoshangabad after some hours but instead of talking on farmers and youths he would be speaking on national security as if the country was unsafe prior to 2014,” said the MP Chief Minister. last_img read more