Kolkata: Following Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s direction, the state Agriculture department has initiated all necessary steps to ensure round-the-year training programmes for farmers at Mati Tirtha in Burdwan.Asish Banerjee, the state Agriculture minister, will be visiting Mati Tirtha on June 24, to take a stock of the situation and would discuss the issues related to it with the concerned officials.It may be mentioned that Mati Tirtha in Burdwan is the permanent venue of Mati Utsav that takes place every year in January. The Chief Minister felicitates successful farmers from different parts of the state in the programme. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsMati Tirtha is spread over a large area as the Chief Minister had directed to take necessary steps so that seminars, programmes and symposiums related to agriculture and its allied departments can be held at the place.The requirement of organising such programmes was felt, in ensuring that farmers keep getting regular updates and can implement the same while carrying out agricultural activities.With the initiative taken by the state government, a team comprising senior officials of the Agriculture department visited Mati Tirtha on June 13. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThey have prepared a report and there was detailed discussion to ensure presence of all sorts of infrastructure at Mati Tirtha, which is necessary to carry out round-the-year training of farmers.Sources said that some other departments can also organise training programmes at Mati Tirtha and they have also been approached.The state government has witnessed massive development in the agriculture sector in the past seven years, with several steps taken by Mamata Banerjee after coming to power in 2011. The steps have ensured a growth in production of paddy and at the same time, the area for cultivation of crops has also been increased.Innovations have also taken place in this sector, with research stations under the state Agriculture department working on different aspects of the sector.The state Agriculture department often organises programmes to aware farmers about new techniques and schemes. Now, the step has been taken up for their round-the-year training at Mati Tirtha. Farmers will be immensely benefitted with initiation of the same.It may be recalled that Mamata Banerjee had initiated the Mati Utsav to celebrate the success of farmers in the state and at the beginning, it used to take place at Panagarh and later it was shifted to its permanent venue at Mati Tirtha.
Actor and BJP’s Lok Sabha member Shatrughan Sinha on Thursday said that the party should not run away from fixing responsibility in the Bihar debacle and warned party leaders not to treat him like a Rajya Sabha member with no support base.”…now that the (Bihar assembly elections) verdict is out and we’re saddened by this humiliating defeat, we should not run away from fixing responsibility,” Sinha tweeted.The Bollywood veteran’s comment came after the BJP old guard, including L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, on Tuesday demanded a thorough review of the debacle and said it cannott be done by those who were responsible (for the electoral defeat). Also Read – Punjab on alert after release of excess water from Bhakra damSinha, a former union minister, also warned party leaders not to treat him like a Rajya Sabha member, and reminded them that he has a support base.”I am not a Rajya Sabha MP. I’ve come through the support of the masses and (have) won two Lok Sabha elections with record margins. I have a support base,” he said.Sinha said despite his sincerity, efforts and intentions, he was kept away from campaigning in the Bihar assembly elections.”My friends, voters and supporters were let down,” he said.Sinha said he never wanted to be the chief minister of Bihar, but insisted the election results would have been different if he was allowed to campaign in the state.He reiterated he had not worked against the BJP in any way. There have been rumours that the party might take disciplinary action against him for alleged “anti-party” activities.
Share Monday, April 8, 2019 Delta tops long-running ranking of U.S. airlines Tags: Delta Air Lines, Statistics WICHITA – Delta Air Lines comes in first in a long-running study that ranks U.S. airlines by how often flights arrive on time and other statistical measures.Researchers who crunch the numbers also say that as a whole, U.S. airlines are getting better at handling baggage and overcrowded flights and are getting fewer complaints.Academics at Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University released their annual study, now in its 29th year, on Monday. They used 2018 data collected by the U.S. Transportation Department on rates of on-time arrivals, mishandled baggage, bumping passengers and consumer complaints.Delta was the only carrier to improve in all four categories, the researchers said. It rose from second place last year.JetBlue Airways ranked second, followed by Southwest Airlines and last year’s winner, Alaska Airlines.Discount carrier Frontier Airlines ranked last, just behind American Airlines.Overall, the industry improved in three of the four categories in the study, including fewer passengers being involuntarily bumped from a flight. For several years, airlines have been cutting that rate by enticing more customers to take vouchers or other compensation in exchange for volunteering to get off oversold flights.More news: Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?“They are buying out customers better than ever,” said one of the lead researchers, Brent Bowen of Embry-Riddle.The rate of late-arriving flights rose over 2017, however. “It was computer glitches and it was weather,” Bowen said.There are many surveys of airline passengers and reviews that sometimes come up with different results, perhaps by capturing intangibles such as customer service.Last week, travel site TripAdvisor named its 10 best airlines in the world, and Southwest was the only U.S. carrier to make the cut, landing sixth. Airlines from the Middle East and Asia dominated the list, led by Singapore Airlines. By: The Associated Press << Previous PostNext Post >>