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FITUG calls out Ramjattan on poor ministerial performance

first_imgThe Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) on Wednesday expressed its disappointment at the conduct of Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan who is well-known for his unexpected public outbursts.According to the Union, they were taken aback by the Minister’s conduct during a recent press conference, where he lacked basic knowledge on the ideas to address the pending prison situation. With dangerous criminals on the loose and an unstable penitentiary, the Union stated that it is not something to be taken lightly.“We cannot help but wonder whether his colleagues do not offer him any cautionary advice about his conduct when in the view of the public… The Minister went on to share that he has headaches in coming up with suggestions to address with the clearly serious prison situation. This is not something the Guyanese people want to hear at this time,” the Union said.The focus was also placed on the retrenched sugar workers who are still facing hardships to earn a living and provide for their families. Adding to that, criminal activities are also on the rise.“Just days prior to the Minister’s admission, the Guyana Police Force statistics indicated a less than pleasing picture. From those statistics, we learnt that robbery is still prevalent. We cannot help but wonder, at this time, in what other areas is the Minister out of ideas,” FITUG stated.They further stated that under the guidance of Ramjattan, the Camp Street Prison was ravaged in a fire and many high-profile criminals had escaped. Adding to that, there were two breakouts at the Lusignan penitentiary.“When one looks at the situation during the Minister’s stint, we recognise that under his watch the nation witnessed several prison riots, the burning down of the Camp Street penitentiary, the escape of prisoners on more than one occasion, increased robberies and banditry, among other things.”While Minister of State Joseph Harmon had made some inputs into the current state of affairs, officials of FITUG stated, and from him, “we learnt, at this time, the Public Security Minister is consulting with knowledgeable persons to assist him with some ideas. It puzzles us why is it in the first place, didn’t the Minister seek to consult with capable persons rather than having to get an order, so to speak, from the Cabinet to do so.”Suggestions were made for the Public Security Minister to “give serious contemplations” as to whether or not he is fit to fulfil his respective responsibilities in “a most serious area of governance.”The entity voiced its concerns by saying that if interventions are not taken, “he (Ramjattan) may want to entertain his idea getting on a boat and anchoring it somewhere in the ocean as he suggested be done with the incarcerated.”last_img read more

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Leicester to face Cardiff after Vichai’s death

first_img0Shares0000Leicester’s Premier League clash at Cardiff will go ahead despite the tragic death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 30 – Leicester have confirmed their Premier League clash at Cardiff will go ahead on Saturday following the tragic death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.Thai billionaire Vichai was among five people killed when his helicopter crashed outside Leicester’s King Power Stadium following Saturday’s match against West Ham. With mourners flocking to the stadium and the crash site cordoned off as investigators picked through the wreckage, Leicester had already postponed Tuesday’s scheduled home League Cup tie against Southampton.But the club announced on Tuesday that they will make the trip to south Wales to face Cardiff this weekend.A minute’s silence will be observed before kick-off at the Cardiff City Stadium and players will wear black armbands in Vichai’s honour.“Leicester City’s Premier League fixture at Cardiff City this Saturday will go ahead as scheduled, as the club continues its tributes to its late chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha,” a statement read.“An announcement on the rearrangement of the club’s League Cup fourth round tie against Southampton, postponed earlier this week, will be made in due course.”Cardiff chief executive Ken Choo was respectful of Leicester’s wish to return to action seven days after the horrific accident.“Following Saturday evening’s terrible events at King Power Stadium, the thoughts and feelings of Leicester City FC are at the forefront of our minds,” Choo said.“As such, we will be offering our support to Leicester City in any way necessary in respect of this weekend’s fixture.”The death of the charismatic Vichai has stunned the football world, with tributes pouring in from around the globe.Vichai’s heavy investment after buying Leicester in 2010 transformed the unglamourous club into shock Premier League champions as 5,000-1 outsiders in 2016.The 60-year-old was widely admired in Leicester for his charitable donations to the local community.That warmth was reflected in the outpouring of grief following the news of Vichai’s death.Vichai’s son Aiyawatt and widow Aimon walked through a sea of tributes from fans outside the stadium on Monday, including flowers, football scarves and Buddhist statues.Vichai’s son is chief executive of his father’s duty-free empire King Power and also vice-chairman of Leicester.Aiyawatt was joined by the Leicester team, including striker Jamie Vardy, centre-back Harry Maguire and keeper Kasper Schmeichel, with the group pausing in reflection in front of the flowers.Leicester have also opened a book of condolence in memory of Vichai in a marquee at the stadium, while the City Hall and County Hall will light up in blue this week to honour Vichai.The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) are still conducting their investigation into what caused Saturday’s tragedy.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Joey Barton on ‘the worst result in British footballing history in Europe’

first_imgJoey Barton says Rangers’ defeat to Progres Niederkorn may be the ‘worst result in British footballing history in Europe’ – but insists it will be forgotten about if they finish above Celtic this season.The Scottish giants were humiliatingly dumped out of the Europa League at the first qualifying stage on Tuesday night by the fourth best team in Luxembourg.While Barton admits it is a ‘dark moment’ for his former club, he says it should not derail their attempts to return to the pinnacle of Scottish football.Speaking exclusively to Jim White on talkSPORT, Barton said: “You can understand the frustration of the Rangers fans. They have been to the depths of Scottish football and they are on the way back up. They are climbing back up that mountain and along the way there is going to be setbacks. It is not always going to go in a kind of fairytale way.“The result last night does slightly change the trajectory of Rangers, certainly in respects of catching back up with Celtic and maybe overthrowing them. You can’t get away from it, it is a terrible result. It is arguably the worst result in British footballing history in Europe. But it shouldn’t change the direction of the football club.“The football club should still be aiming to get back where it once was and that is at the pinnacle of Scottish football and dominating Scottish football. That is where it needs to aim it.“The reality of it is Rangers were never going to win the Europa League. If Rangers are going to get closer to Celtic and Aberdeen this year, then they don’t really need to be in the Europa League on a Thursday night.“If Rangers finish above Celtic this season, no one will care about what happened in the Europa League.”last_img read more

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Ciaran Coll named favourite Finn Harps player by 1,200 primary school children

first_imgThe Finn Harps Schools programme added a little extra element of fun this year by asking the pupils to vote for their favourite Finn Harps player and the winner was the ever consistent St. Johnston man Ciaran Coll. The Programme currently has over 6,500 primary school children participating in their soccer coaching and Eat Right Play Right initiatives in schools right across Donegal.Ciaran was chosen as the favourite player and on Thursday evening he was presented with the winning cup by the club’s underage main sponsor Brendan Kelly of Kelly’s Toyota at the company’s showroom in Letterkenny. Recently re-signed for Finn Harps, Ciaran was clearly delighted to have been chosen as the primary school kids favourite player. “As a player for Finn Harps, I am delighted and proud that I can be looked upon as a good role model for young soccer players. I was chuffed to receive this tonight and want to thank everyone who voted for me as their favourite player.”“I was one of those children who took part in the Finn Harps Schools Programme, while at St. Baithins N.S, St. Johnston so I know how this programme has helped me develop as a player and as a person. I would like to thank John Campbell who is responsible for rolling out the programme and to Brendan Kelly, Kelly’s Toyota for his dedication and sponsorship of this programme. Everyone who volunteers in this programme will make a difference to so many kids lives through sport and personal development, setting them up for life.” Coll said.Ciaran Coll presented with his award by Brendan Kelly of Kelly’s ToyotaCiaran played underage football with Kildrum Tigers before signing for SPL side Hearts in 2007. He spent a year at Tynecastle before returning to Ireland, where he signed for Finn Harps at the start of the 2009 season.Ciaran made his Harps debut against Kildare County on the 7th of March 2009 and made 28 league appearances for the club that season. But in 2010 injury ruined Ciaran’s season and his only appearance came in the final game against Mervue United. 2011 saw Ciaran back involved and he made 21 league appearances during Finn Harps First Division campaign.In 2012 Ciaran scored his first league goal for Harps netting in the 62nd minute against SD Galway on June 1st. Seven minutes later he scored his second as Harps went on to win 5-1. By the end of that season Ciaran had made 27 league appearances and in 2013 he added 18 more.The following year he was again a key part of Harps’ defensive line, making another 27 league appearances. Ciaran was once again a key part of the Finn Harps side in the 2015 season as he made twenty-five league appearances during the First Division campaign, captaining the side whenever Kevin McHugh was absent, before playing in all four play-off matches, scoring a huge goal in the opening minute of the away match to UCD as Harps won 1-0, as the club were promoted to the Premier Division after overcoming UCD and Limerick.This year, over 1,200 children have attended matches at Finn Park and those children were asked to select their favourite player of 2016. The Finn Harps Schools Programme supports children in the development of positive life skills.Their qualified coaches provide safe, enjoyable recreation opportunities where each child has a positive, rewarding experience while learning the basic skills and fundamentals of the soccer football regardless of skill level and where each child learns the importance of sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, respect, and integrity while sharing with their coaches and teammates the emotions of success and failure. And through the Eat Right Play Right Programme, they learn the importance of good nutrition in sport and for life. Speaking on behalf of Kelly’s Toyota, Brendan Kelly said; “This is the second School Year that Kelly’s Toyota have been involved with the Finn Harps Schools Programme sponsor it has given our team and our brand pleasure to see how many children in this county that have benefited from this fantastic programme.”“It’s not always about the ability of a child’s soccer skills, it’s about getting the chance to take part and making them feel like they are part of our own local soccer heritage that is Finn Harps. The coaches do tremendous work with these children encouraging fun while delivering their fundamentals of soccer skills regardless of skill level.”“And all of these children will at some stage through the programme meet their local soccer heroes, like Ciaran, who deserved this award, get the chance to travel to Aviva and to a Finn Harps match. Chances like these would never be available in our county if it were not for the Finn Harps Schools Programme. We are delighted to be involved and look forward to presenting many of our 6,500 children with awards throughout the season.”Mr Kelly also commended all those involved including John Campbell, Programme Manager for all the coaches, Paddy Harte the Chairperson; Myles Sweeney from Donegal Sports Partnership; Ann Marie Meehan the Principal at St. Baithins N.S. St. Johnston; Finn Harps player Packie Mailey and Grace Ann McGarvey for the PR and Marketing. Ciaran Coll named favourite Finn Harps player by 1,200 primary school children was last modified: November 20th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ciaran CollEat right play rightfinn harpsfinn harps schools programmeFootballSt Johnstonlast_img read more

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HEATWAVE OVER! BUT LOVELY WEEKEND AHEAD, SAYS MET EIREANN

first_imgTODAY will be the last of our fantastic heatwave week, says Met Eireann.Temperatures are expected to reach around 16C today but increasing cloud is expected from the north as the day progresses.But the good news is that although temperatures will decrease, the weekend is looking like it will remain dry, with sunny spells on Saturday and Sunday – the sort of weather we’d normally be glad to have. Met Eireann says tonight will milder in Donegal as cloud develops here.Some light rain and patchy drizzle will affect northern coastal areas. Lowest temperatures of 7 degrees.There will be a good deal of dry weather on Friday, with just some drizzle or light rain along the north coasts.However there will also be more cloudy skies than of late and it will become slightly cooler as winds become northerly. Highest temperatures on Friday of 13 degrees in Donegal. Friday night will be mild with lowest temperatures of 6 or 7 degrees.The largely dry weather will continue into the weekend and there will be a mixture of cloudy and sunny spells. Highest temperatures will range from 10 to 15 degrees, while it will become chilly at night with a risk of grass frost.Our picture above, and the picture just below, comes from Maureen Bonner in Burtonport. Michelle Kavanagh took this picture below of our dog Lily HEATWAVE OVER! BUT LOVELY WEEKEND AHEAD, SAYS MET EIREANN was last modified: March 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cloudCLOUD ON THE WAY TO DONEGAL AS HEATWAVE SUBSIDESdonegaldaily.com weatherHEATWAVE OVER! BUT LOVELY WEEKEND AHEADmildSAYS MET EIREANNsunshinelast_img read more

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Triple-double from Seiuli leads LBCC

first_img L.A. Harbor 1, Compton 1 Freshman forward Pascual Diaz scored in the 48th minute to give the Seahawks a 1-0 lead, but sophomore midfielder Maximilian Madrigal tied the game on a penalty kick in the 72nd minute as the Tartars salvaged a tie in a South Coast Conference matchup at Compton College. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week L.A. Harbor next plays at 6 p.m. on Friday at Mt. SAC. WOMEN’S SOCCER CS Dominguez Hills 2, CS Bakersfield 1 (2 OT) Freshman forward Kristen Boskovich scored the game-winner five minutes into the second overtime, leading the Toros (11-4-2, 6-3-2) over the visiting Roadrunners (4-12-1, 3-8) in a California Collegiate Athletic Association matchup at Toro Stadium. Dominguez Hills resumes play at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, traveling to UC San Diego. Long Beach City 10, East L.A. 0 Freshman forward Shaneka Gordon had two goals and four assists for the top-ranked Vikings (16-0-1) in a South Coast Conference rout of the host Huskies on Tuesday. Brittany Jensen also scored twice and Stephanie Leotti had a goal and three assists. Mallory Olloque, Christina Pauley, Rosa Gudiel, Maria Ozorio and Shameka Gordon also scored. Goalie Sarah Phillips made three saves. MEN’S WATER POLO LBCC 21, Rio Hondo 2 Freshmen Pavle Fillipovic and Sam O’Hare each had three goals in the Vikings’ South Coast Conference win over the visiting Roadrunners (0-13, 0-4). Sophomores Jake Kinne and Kyle Dandoy and freshmen Milos Skaljac, Chris Brinegar and Shane Knowles each scored twice for LBCC, which had 12 different players score in the contest. WOMEN’S WATER POLO LBCC 16, Rio Hondo 2 Sophomores Kelly Gustaves and Heather Penna and freshman Lindsey Wampole each scored three times to lead the host Vikings (20-3, 5-0) in the South Coast Conference. LBCC, ranked No. 2 in the state, also got two goals from freshman Erica Dill and six saves from sophomore goalkeeper Jenna Beer. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Sophomore setter Natalie Seiuli led the way with 11 kills, 19 assists and 10 digs, her second triple-double of the season, to lead the Long Beach City College women’s volleyball team to a 30-19, 30-28, 30-18 win over host Pasadena City College in a South Coast Conference match. Sophomore outside hitter Angelica Caingcoy had 10 kills and 12 digs for the Vikings, who improved to 5-10 overall and 3-3 in the SCC. MEN’S SOCCER last_img read more

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Women’s Basketball Starts Two-Game Road Trip At Evansville On Thursday Night

first_imgEVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Drake University women’s basketball team closes the regular season with a two-game road trip starting at Evansville on Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. and ending at Southern Illinois on March 5 at 2 p.m. Both contests will broadcast online via The Valley On ESPN3. The Evansville game will broadcast on Praise 940 AM.Drake (19-8, 12-4 MVC), winners of its previous two games, goes into the final week of action locked in a three-way tie for second place with Missouri State (19-9, 12-4 MVC) and Southern Illinois (19-9, 12-4 MVC). The three teams trail league-leader UNI (18-9, 13-3 MVC).UNI will also play Evansville and Southern Illinois while Missouri State hosts Indiana State and Illinois State. Drake has a chance at the regular-season title or a share of it and the No. 1 seed at next week’s MVC Tournament (March 10-13) in Moline, Ill., but will need to win both of its remaining games and have the Panthers drop at least one game. All four teams are guaranteed to avoid the tournament play-in games scheduled for March 10 at the iWireless Center.The Bulldogs are coming off a pair of wins over Loyola and Bradley this past weekend at the Knapp Center. In the win over Bradley on Sunday, Drake had five players, led by junior Lizzy Wendell’s (Blue Springs, Mo.) game-high 24 points, score in double figures. Freshman Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) was next with 14 points. Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.), Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) and Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) each chipped in 11 points.On Monday, Rhine and Wendell swept the MVC weekly awards for their performances against the Ramblers and the Braves. Rhine won her league-leading fourth MVC Newcomer of the Week award and Wendell claimed her league-leading fifth MVC Player of the Week honor. Wendell paces the conference in scoring at 20.6 points per game while Rhine is averaging 12.6 points in her first season.Evansville (2-25, 1-15 MVC) will play its first game under interim head coach Matt Ruffling after Oties Epps resigned as head coach on Monday. The Purple Aces are led in scoring by junior Sara Dickey at 16.1 points per game. In the first meeting of the season Drake defeated Evansville, 94-52, on Jan. 3.Drake’s regular season finale is set for Saturday at Southern Illinois. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. against SIU as the Bulldogs try to avenge their loss to the Salukis on Jan. 1.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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VOODOO VENUE WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL – HAVE YOU WON FREE VIP ENTRY AND CHAMPAGNE

first_imgIt was yet another wonderful weekend of entertainment at the Voodoo Venue, the music and atmosphere on offer throughout the weekend reiterated why Voodoo Venue is regarded as the N0.1 clubbing capital in the North West.Every week Voodoo Venue in conjunction with Donegal Daily give one lucky reveller free entry for four and a bottle of champagne.If you’re circled in any of the photos above then contact Voodoo ASAP to claim your fantastic prize. Check out Donegal Daily on Friday morning for a full list of the entertainment line-up for this weekend at the No.1 clubbing venue in Donegal – Voodoo Venue.VOODOO VENUE WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL – HAVE YOU WON FREE VIP ENTRY AND CHAMPAGNE was last modified: July 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturespicture specialVoodoo Venuelast_img read more

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Cameroon hang on to maintain unbeaten record against Ghana

first_img Tags: Asamoah GyanCameroonChristain AtsuChristain BassogogClarence SeedorfGHANAGroup FKwesi Appiahtop Cameroon (Green) have not lost to Ghana (White) in five AFCON games. (PHOTO/Agency).AFCON 2019Cameroon 0-0 GhanaIsmailia Stadium, IsmailiaSaturday, 29-06-2019Cameroon survived a late Ghana on-slot to maintain their AFCON unbeaten record against the Black Stars.The Indomitable Lions who have now not lost any of their 5 AFCON games to the Black Stars, saw Ghana miss two wounderful opportunities in the final minutes of the game.Subatitute Owusu Kwabena pounced on a lose pass in the middle, raced on goal before firing onto the upright and out for a goal kick.Moments later, Andrew Yiadom alao went close with a low effort but it was just not to be Kwesi Appiah’s side’s day.Cameroon had the two best chances of a below-per first half with Christian Bassogog seeing his goal bound left footed strike miraculous saves by the rarely tested Richard Ofori.Ghana who drew 2-2 with Benin in the first game, started brightly with Kasimu Nuhu shooting over from inside the area.Christian Atsu who would later be forced off due to injury and replaced by Owusu, also dragged a shot from distance, wide.Cameroon almost broke the deadlock five minutes before half-time after Ghana’s Chelsea left-back Baba Rahman was caught in possession by Bassogog just inside his own half.Bassogog, who was named player of the tournament in 2017, played the ball down the right for Karl Toko Ekambi before racing on to his cut-back, but goalkeeper Ofori leapt across his goal to make a fine save.Veteran striker Asamoah Gyan was introduces with 13 minutes to play but his impact was close to none as he barely touched the ball.And Ghana almost won it as Kwabena fired against the top of the crossbar after cutting out a poor pass by Cameroon defender Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik, while Reading full-back Yiadom had a shot saved by Ofori.Wakaso also had two chances to try and claim victory for his side but fired wide of the target while Bassogog had a thunderous shot blocked by a shoulder.Cameroon now remain top of Group F with 4 points from two games and are all but through to the knockout stages.Clarence Seedorf’s side now require just a draw off Benin to ensure a spot in the last 16.With four best-placed third teams also joining the knock out party, Cameroon can still reach there even with defeat in their penultimate game.For Ghana, they require three points off Guinea-Bissau so as to progress from the group.Ghana must defeat Guinea-Bissau to reach the last 16. (PHOTO/file)Appiah’s side have now drawn their opening two games at this year’s competition, following a 2-2 draw with Benin on opening day.The other games played on Saturday -Maurtiania 0-0 Angola-Benin 0-0 Guinea-BissauSunday’s fixtures-Burundi vs Guinea @7pm-Madagascar vs Nigeria @7pm-Uganda vs Egypt @10pm-Zimbabwe vs DR Congo @10pmComments last_img read more

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ED may register money laundering case against ex-HC judge, others

first_imgThe Enforcement Directorate is likely to register a money laundering case against retired Orissa High Court judge I.M. Quddusi and others in connection with the allegations that they were part of a conspiracy to get the case of a Lucknow-based medical institute, which had been barred from admitting students, “settled” in the Supreme Court.“We have requested for a copy of the FIR registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation,” said an official. The case will be registered under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act to probe the money trail. The CBI had earlier arrested Justice (retired) Quddusi and five others for their alleged involvement in the conspiracy. The other accused were identified as B.P. Yadav, chairman of Prasad Institute of Medical Science, his accomplice Palash, Bhawna Pandey, alleged middleman Biswanath Agarwala and “hawala operator” Ramdev Saraswat.Cash seizedThe agency is said to have seized ₹1 crore in cash from Mr. Agarwala. Besides, ₹ 91 lakh more was seized during subsequent searches.According to the CBI, Prasad Institute of Medical Science, run by Prasad Education Trust, is one of the 46 colleges that have been barred by the government from admitting students for two years, for non-fulfilment of criteria.As part of the alleged conspiracy, accused Yadav and Palash had approached the retired Justice, Bhawna Pandey and others to get the issue resolved. The government, through an order on August 10, barred the college from admitting fresh students for two years and also authorised the Medical Council of India to encash the bank guarantee of ₹ 2 crore given by the institute. Initially, the Trust had moved the Supreme Court against the order but later withdrew the petition, allegedly on Mr. Quddusi’s counsel and filed another application in the Allahabad High Court.last_img read more

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