A railway court here has framed charges under the Railways Act against Gurdaspur MP Sunny Deol and film actress Karisma Kapoor in a 22-year-old case of alleged chain pulling in a train at Naraina station in Rajasthan during the shooting for a film. The two actors challenged the order through a revision petition in a sessions court on Wednesday.Mr. Deol and Ms. Kapoor had allegedly entered the Naraina railway station, near Phulera Junction, in 1997 and stopped the 2413-A Uplink Express by pulling its chain, which delayed the train by 25 minutes.
Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Kaya grabs lead after rout of Ilocos FC Just like Elite, the Elasto Painters and the Batang Pier all bowed out early last year and didn’t make it to the playoffs.Arnold Van Opstal will debut with the Batang Pier in the lane after San Miguel traded the Filipino-German to the Batang Pier for shooting guard Von Pessumal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant The reigning best import of the season-ending conference is raring to complete the task of winning it all as the Bolts begin their campaign against the Blackwater Elite on Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.“We came up short last time and we will make the most out of this opportunity to contend again for the title,” said Durham, who led Meralco to its first-ever Finals last year before losing to crowd favorite Barangay Ginebra.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsGlobalPort is also looking to go deep into the playoffs of the import-flavored tournament as the Batang Pier parade former Georgetown Hoya Jabril Trawick opposite the Rain Or Shine Elasto Painters in the 7 p.m. match.Challenging Trawick at the low blocks is JD Weatherspoon, who will suit up for the Elasto Painters after previous stints in Scandinavia, particularly in Norway and Finland. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham feels there’s unfinished business the Meralco Bolts have to settle in the PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Before he left the Bolts in the previous Governors Cup, Durham told his teammates not to forget that miserable feeling of losing their Game 6 defeat at the hands of the Kings.They won the opener of that best-of-seven series and even went up, 2-1, but collapsed in the last three games, fueling the fire in Durham to redeem the Bolts this time around.“We were hungry back then and I hope we still feel the same way in this tournament,” said Durham.The Elite will bank heavily on Trevis Simpson in the conference that set a height limit of 6-foot-5 for imports.Simpson, untouched in the 2013 NBA Draft, is an athletic wingman who played pro ball in Greece before Blackwater tapped his services.ADVERTISEMENT
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ World Peace has a son named Jeron Artest, who was born to a Filipina mother.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “I’m finally going to Manila, Philippines.. August 11th.. 1st time ever…” World Peace posted on Monday (Manila time).The 37-year-old World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest before legally changing his name in 2011, last played with the Los Angeles Lakers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsWorld Peace, who was a 16th overall pick by the Chicago Bulls in the 1999 NBA Draft, played 19 seasons in the NBA and suited up for six different teams.His best years was with the Indiana Pacers where he became an All-Star, All-NBA Third Team member and was awarded as Defensive Player of the Year in 2004 but he won his only championship in 2010 during his first go-around with the Lakers. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FILE – Los Angeles Lakers’ Metta World Peace makes his way down the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012.Former NBA star Metta World Peace is set to visit Manila for the first time.In a tweet, World Peace said he will be in town on Aug. 11.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Meralco, Rain or Shine swap Gilas cadets FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games
APTN National NewsThe 2012 Saskatchewan First Nations Winter Games have kicked off in Saskatoon, and APTN National News reporter Larissa Burnouf has the details on who to watch for and how this event helps kickstart the next generation of First Nations student athletes.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppIt was a miracle on Millennium Highway when a tiny car rear ended a huge dump truck on Sunday afternoon here in Provo. The family in that car was visibly shaken by the smash up, which could have been so much worse. The car was totaled in the collision; the windshield shattered, the entire front end pulverized by the impact and parts of the vehicle ripped off, and left on the roadway. Miraculously, it appeared all in the accident were okay. There was also evidence over the weekend of a vehicle careening off of Leeward Highway into signage near the Beaches roundabout heading west. Speed continues to be labeled a significant factor in these traffic accidents despite the heightened police presence and revved up road traffic department signage. Related Items:
Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $210 at Best Buy An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Rylo Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. 13 Photos Angela Lang/CNET Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Amazon Post a comment HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $999 Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Read DJI Osmo Action preview Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $59 at eBay $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Tags Chris Monroe/CNET $299 at Amazon Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. See It Sarah Tew/CNET The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. $999 Tags Share your voice See It Sarah Tew/CNET DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Sarah Tew/CNET $520 at HP Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Best Buy Read Google Home Hub review Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Angela Lang/CNET TCL might not have the household cachet of a Samsung or Sony, but the No. 1 TV maker in domestic China is aiming to change that by continuing its strong push into the US market. Its sales of TVs in North America have grown a very healthy 60 percent each of the last two years, and in 2018 it moved into the No. 3 position in units sold, passing LG and trailing only Samsung and Vizio.At CES 2019, the increasingly popular China-based TV maker said its 6-series Roku TVs would be coming in 65- and 75-inch models and are available today. For those who want 8K, you’ll have to wait a little longer; TCL said it would be coming to market with 8K Roku TVs by the end of 2019.The company also announced it is launching two new soundbars, the smaller Alto 5 for TVs 43-inches and larger, and the Alto 7 for TVs 55 inches and above. See It TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Share your voice Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) TVs Audio,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 7 Sarah Tew/CNET $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Boost Mobile Now playing: Watch this: CES 2019: Complete coverageCES 2019: The schedule so far14 questions CES 2019 needs to answerCES 2019 TVs preview: Get ready for 8K AI rollable OLED with AlexaCES 2019 preview: Laptops, tablets and PC gamingGoogle is primed to go big at CES again Turo See at Amazon Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) The Cheapskate What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $999 1:48 $155 at Google Express Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. See it The big booths of CES 2018 $999 CES 2019 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sprint Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Read the AirPods review Read the Rylo camera preview Read Lenovo Smart Clock review 0 Apple iPhone XS Comments The TCL 6 series has an insanely good picture for the… Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $6 at Tidal CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $60 at Best Buy See at Turo DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89)
RBI governor Shaktikanta Das.Photo: ReutersThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will remain vigilant and strive to revive growth in Asia’s third-largest economy, as well as pushing to maintain macroeconomic, financial and price stability, its governor said in a speech on Friday.India lost momentum in the final quarter of 2018, reducing its annual rate of economic growth to 6.6 per cent, the slowest pace in five quarters and much less than expected.But RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said the country’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth was expected to reach 7.2 per cent in the fiscal year to March 2020, which he described as the strongest among the world’s large economies.India’s annual retail inflation rate rose in March to 2.86 per cent, from 2.57 per cent in the previous month, but remained below the central bank’s target for an eighth straight month, increasing the chances for a key interest rate cut in June.”Inflation has remained below target, averaging 3.6 per cent for the period under the inflation targeting framework so far,” Das said in the speech, uploaded on the RBI website early on Saturday. He said he was referring to the period from October 2016 to February 2019.The RBI has lowered its retail inflation forecast to 3.8 per cent by January-March 2020 but warned it could be higher if food and fuel prices climb abruptly, or if fiscal deficits overshot targets.India’s current account deficit is expected to be around 2.5 per cent of GDP in 2018-19 and the gross fiscal deficit has kept to budgetary targets, he added.Das underscored the risks facing emerging market economies such as a India as global growth and trade weaken.”There is considerable uncertainty as to whether this weakness is temporary or the beginning of a recession in advanced economies,” Das said, adding that central banks around the world were not tightening monetary policy, with some even promoting easier lending conditions.The RBI cut its policy interest rate by 25 basis points earlier this month, in a widely expected move to boost the economy at a time Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a second term in a national election.Emerging market economies also remain exposed to financial market volatility, Das said, and financial conditions could heighten existing stress on the balance sheets of lending institutions in some countries.
Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian autocrat toppled during the 2011 Arab Spring, left a military hospital on Friday where he spent much of the last six years in detention.The release of the 88-year old who ruled Egypt for three decades would have been unthinkable several years ago, but revolutionary fervour gave way to exhaustion and even nostalgia in the uprising’s chaotic aftermath.Mubarak had been cleared for release earlier this month after a top court finally acquitted him of involvement in protester deaths during the 2011 revolt that ousted him.”Yes,” his lawyer Farid al-Deeb told AFP when asked if Mubarak had left the hospital on Friday.He added the Mubarak had gone home to a villa in Cairo’s Heliopolis district.Mubarak was accused of inciting the deaths of protesters during the 18-day revolt, in which about 850 people were killed as police clashed with demonstrators.He was sentenced to life in jail in 2012 in the case, but an appeals court ordered a retrial which dismissed the charges two years later.Egypt’s top appeals court on March 2 acquitted him of involvement in the killings.Throughout his trial prosecutors had been unable to provide conclusive evidence of Mubarak’s complicity — a result, lawyers said, of having hastily put together the case against him in 2011 following demonstrations.In January 2016, the appeals court upheld a three-year prison sentence for Mubarak and his two sons on corruption charges.But the sentence took into account time served. Both of his sons, Alaa and Gamal, were freed.On Thursday, a court ordered a renewed corruption investigation into Mubarak for allegedly receiving gifts from the state owned Al-Ahram newspaper.He is also banned from travel.- Nostalgia -Meanwhile several key activists in the 2011 uprising are now serving lengthy jail terms, and rights groups say hundreds of others have been forcibly disappeared.The anti-Mubarak revolt ushered in instability that drove away tourists and investors, taking a heavy toll on the economy and leading to nostalgia for his rule.His successor Mohamed Morsi, an Islamist, ruled for only a year after his 2012 election before the military overthrew him, prompted by massive protests against his Muslim Brotherhood group.Morsi’s overthrow ushered in a deadly police crackdown that killed hundreds of protesters demanding his reinstatement.The military chief who toppled him, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, won election as president the following year.Morsi’s overthrow helped rehabilitate some Mubarak-era politicians, including a former senior member of his National Democratic Party who served as prime minister under Sisi.Most of Mubarak’s associates have been cleared in corruption trials, and police officers charged with violence during the revolt have been acquitted.”Mubarak’s trial lasted six years and public opinion became bored of it,” said Mostafa Kamel al-Sayed, an analyst and political science professor in Cairo University.Sisi and the powerful military have not fully embraced the former regime, and continue to praise the January-February revolt that brought it down.But critics say they have limited freedoms even more than Mubarak.Some who participated in the protests against Mubarak said they felt the uprising was in vain.”Honestly, I found that all of that was useless,” said Ahmed Mohamed, 29.Mohamed had been among the thousands of protesters who took to Cairo’s Tahrir Square demanding Mubarak’s fall.”Mubarak’s time was a lot better in all aspects,” he said after the prosecution ordered Mubarak’s release.In the few years before his overthrow, Mubarak had begun to loosen his grip on political life and the media, allowing for some protests and criticism.But police abuses and economic grievances remained.
Logo of fire IllustrationThe fire that broke out at a lubricant warehouse at Nandalalpur in Fatullah upazila of Narayanganj on Saturday was extinguished after around five hours of frantic efforts, reports UNB.Nine firefighting units from Dhaka and Narayanganj fire stations brought the flame under control around 5:00pm, said duty officer Kamruzzaman of Narayanganj Fire Service and Civil Defence station.The fire broke out at the lubricant warehouse of RM Level around 11:15am. The warehouse was used to storing highly flammable lubricant. That is why, the fire spread swiftly, said the fire service official.At least eight workers who were working inside the warehouse fell sick inhaling smoke and were taken to a local hospital.The fire might have originated from a spark at the nearby re-rolling factory, said Mamun Mahmud, assistant director of Dhaka Fire Service and Civil Defense.