Ram Navami is celebrated in North India with great fervour and to mark the occasion, Bharatiya Sangeet Sadan and Sangeet Natak Akademi is going to organise a dance and music programme titled-’Shri Ram-Panchwati Varnan – Ram Van Gaman’ on Friday in the national Capital.Dr Mahesh Sharma, minister of State for Tourism & culture will be inaugurating the event where dance maestro and Padamshri Uma Sharma will perform Nritya-Bhinaya (Kathak) on this auspicious occasion. The cultural programme will provide a delightful experience to all dance and music lovers. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This event is based on the Tulsidas Chaupai and it will be presented by Uma Sharma with her disciples. Vocal support and music direction will be provided by Pt. Jwala Prasad. The performance will show the flawless presentation from the ancient text, chapter Ram Van Gaman and will unfold the deep emotion and love of Sita towards her better half. It will also show how for an Indian woman, the company of her husband is more important rather than the comfort of a palace. Panchvati Varnan is also narration of Surpanakha’s jealousy towards Sita’s beauty and how her rage to take revenge led to abduction of Sita. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixUma Sharma has worked majorly in preserving the ancient Indian art dance form with her passion and extensive research on our age-old dance form and brought out the transition of former style of Kathak to modern. She has travelled around the world narrating the timeless stories of Indian mythology and attended various workshops. To keep the culture long lived, she is mentoring budding stars who share the same interest and preserve the art.When: April 15Where: Meghdoot Theatre, Sangeet Natak AkademiTiming: 6:30 pm
Kolkata: From now on, whatsapp messages and sirens on mobile phone apps will alert inhabitants of three most landslide-prone villages of the country, at the slightest signals of landslides. The Geological Survey of India (GSI) has recently developed a Landslide Early Warning System (L-EWS) for the people of Giddapahar, Paglajhora and 14th Mile villages in Kurseong block of Darjeeling District in association with the district administration of West Bengal government, GSI Director Ashish Nath said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life The L-EWS is connected to mobile apps for fast dissemination of the alert to the poeple. The system installed by the GSI in select villages, mostly in Kurseong block, has already started working, the director said. “After the immense loss of life and property in these three villages since 2003 mainly because of landslides, we decided to install the system here first,” he said. Studying the Kurseong area utilising the modern InSAR technology by placing five corner reflectors and rainfall threshold analysis for landslide initiation resulted in the development of the people-centric L-EWS, he said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed Earlier, in case of landslides triggered by rainfall, the GSI used to alert the administration and then it used to be passed on to the local population. “But we felt there must be a change and we should alert the possible victims as soon as there is a trigger. We believe, this will help us in saving more lives,” he said. Eighteen such zones have been marked as extremely vulnerable to landslides and the three Darjeeling villages, where the warning system has been installed were on top of the chart, he stated. Elaborating about the system, he said that it is ideal for warning landslides as spatio-temporal forecasting is extremely difficult, particularly from a remote area. The prediction of the occurrences of landslides both in space and time does not happen because most of the key elements like risk knowledge, monitoring, analysis, warning generation, dissemination and communication of warning and preparedness for timely response do not work in sync, Nath said. “The difficulties are coupled with the variability in the intensity of trigger thus making forecasting quite difficult for the purpose of alerting the community at risk. So the need of putting community-based landslide warning system was felt,” he said. Incidentally, in 2016, the Landslide Studies Division of Geohazards Research and Management (GHRM) Centre, GSI, Kolkata had studied this landslide zone in order to develop an early warning system. In fact, before the deployment of the system, a few rounds of community landslide awareness programme, including mock-drills, were also conducted, Nath said. A billboard showing details of landslide warning has been also erected in two places one at Giddapahar and another at Paglajhora to spread awareness among the people.
KOLKATA: Two persons were killed in two separate road accidents on Wednesday night and Thursday morning acrossthe city. On Wednesday night, an auto-rickshaw toppled near Acropolis Mall and the driver died on the spot due to head injuries. According to locals, an auto was headed towards the Ruby crossing from Bijan Setu. Near Acropolis Mall, the driver of the auto identified as Santosh Gupta (30) lost control over the vehicle and it toppled. Gupta fell outside from the vehicle and sustained major head injuries as his head banged against the road. He was immediately rushed to a private hospital where the doctors declared Gupta brought dead. It is suspected that Gupta was in an inebriated state while driving. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIn another incident, a pedestrian came in between two buses of the same route when they were competing with each other. One of the buses knocked him down while overtaking his rival on Thursday morning around 9 am. Locals alleged that the two buses of route number 30D were racing with each other to get more passengers onboard. One of the two reached the Belgachia Metro stoppage first and started picking up passengers. In the meantime, when the driver noticed his rival was about to overtake, he moved the bus to its right to block it. But the other bus driver was so determined to overtake, he drove one wheel on the median divider to get his way. In this situation, a pedestrian came in between the buses and was ran over by the overtaking bus. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseWhile the first bus driver fled the scene with his vehicle, the driver and the conductor of the second bus fled leaving the bus on the middle of the road. Police immediately rushed the injured, identified as Badal Das, to RG Kar Medical College and Hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead. Later, a case against the driver of the offending bus was registered at the Ultadanga police station under the sections 279 IPC (rash driving or riding on a public way) and 304A (Causing death by negligence). The offending bus has been seized and a search is on to nab the driver.
2 min read April 15, 2010 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Although small-business owners are often encouraged by their banks to use online banking services, recent news about common tools of the trade hasn’t been good.Last November, the FBI issued a warning about a serious uptick in online banking fraud targeting small businesses, especially Automated Clearing House (ACH) transactions–which are used for direct deposit of payroll, vendor payments and the like–wire transfers and malware that steals sensitive information, including account numbers and passwords.The problem is so bad that the Better Business Bureau has launched an initiative to help businesses keep all of their data–including sensitive banking information–secure. David Zetoony, an attorney with business law and litigation firm Bryan Cave in Washington, D.C., is the co-author of a free handbook published as part of the program, Data Security–Made Simpler. He offers the following tips for businesses that use online banking services:Work with your bank.”You should question your bank about what they’re doing to protect your account,” Zetoony says. Aside from checking your business accounts daily for unauthorized transactions, you should ask your banking representative whether the bank offers any other protections. Dual authorization–which requires two separate log-ins and authorizations from different people to process a transaction–is popular, he says.Use a dedicated computer.Online banking should be conducted on a dedicated computer that is operated only for the banking transactions and for virus and malware checks, then shut down, Zetoony says. This limits the ability of hackers to access information and makes it less likely that malware can be inadvertently installed and steal sensitive information. The computer should also be password-protected and used only by those who conduct online banking transactions.Keep anti-virus and anti-malware protection up to date.No virus or malware protection is perfect, but it’s important to take advantage of the protection they do offer, Zetoony says. Check for updates each time you open your computer for banking transactions and run the updated software after each session. This story appears in the May 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free
May 6, 2014 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global On the heels of the announcement that Google Shopping Express is expanding same-day delivery in New York and Los Angeles, the search giant has announced a new mechanism that digs deeper yet into consumer browsing habits.A new update to Google Now introduced yesterday will notify U.S. users on their smartphones when they are in close geographic proximity to a store carrying a product they’ve previously searched for on Google.Google Now is an intelligent personal assistant program available on both mobile and PC platforms that is Google’s answer to Apple’s Siri — or Microsoft’s newly-announced Cortana.Related: Google Docs and Google Sheets Are Now Standalone Apps for iOS and AndroidWhile walking through a mall, for instance, “a Google Now card showing you the product and price to remind you that you wanted [it]” will pop up. Such notifications would even surface offline, Google explained in a blog post.And in addition to browsing, the company is also looking to simplify the payment process — by reportedly bringing Google Wallet to its forthcoming Google Glass. The company is testing a way for users to send money to friends by simply vocalizing the command to Glass, according to TechCrunch.“Imagine you’re at a restaurant and you want to send your share of the bill to a friend,” describes the report. “You simply ask Glass to ‘send money,’ swipe through the interface a few times and you’re done.”Related: Cutting the Cord: How One Woman Tried to Hide Her Pregnancy From the Internet Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.