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Animate Your Text with Handwriting Motion Graphics

first_imgGrab a pen and learn how to easily animate text in your next project with this handwriting effect in Adobe After Effects.Digitally animating your text as if you are actually writing it couldn’t be easier. The handwriting effect can have many uses that will draw positive attention to your motion graphics projects. By creating the handwriting effect, your titles will draw viewers’ attention the text you’re spelling out. Moreover, you can create anticipation for your audience as the word slowly animates on.What To Take Away from This After Effects TutorialThis After Effects tutorial is jam-packed with several motion graphics techniques other than the handwriting effect. We will take a close look at 3D camera animation to create a dynamic scene. After Effects standard motion blur will not work with this effect, so we’ll use a separate effect to control the motion blur. Finally, we will stylize the scene with blurs and a textured background.Follow along with a free After Effects project file, which you can download by clicking the button below.Download NowCreating The Handwriting EffectFirst, type out your text, and make sure that it is your final design. After, use the pen tool to outline the text on a separate solid layer. Then, apply the stroke effect to get a rough, animatable outline of your title. Finally, use your original text layer as an alpha matte.last_img read more

Fresh Tracks: Hear June’s Best New Royalty Free Music

first_imgLooking for more royalty-free music playlists? Check these out.Rococo Romance: Give Your Video a Classical Cinematic SoundIn the Shadows: The Changing Nature of Horror MusicRoyalty-free Music to Power Your Sports VideosLevel-Up Your Gaming Videos with the Perfect Royalty-Free SoundtrackStrike the Right Balance: Choosing Music for Tutorial Videos Electrify your footage with our music team’s favorite new royalty free tracks.This is as fresh as it gets. Feast your ears on the latest and greatest additions to PremiumBeat’s ever-growing library of best-in-class royalty-free music. With new tunes from established contributors and emerging artists alike, every song on this playlist is a hand-picked favorite of our in-house music team in June.The playlist leads off with “Ambitech” by Dr. Hollywood. Pulsing, chill, and mysterious, with haunting, subtly warped electro elements. The perfect soundtrack for a midnight cruise through a neon wasteland.Image via Grisha Bruev.“Barn Burner” by Flash Fluharty takes a different approach. It feels a little dangerous with its slinky beer-bottle slide guitar and roadhouse attitude. Slip this one into the tape deck of your vintage hot rod and floor it.Meanwhile, “Acid Wash” By Elliot Middleton somehow manages to feel contemporary and nostalgic at the same time, with bittersweet synth lines and guitar tones worthy of the Smiths.Image via optimarc.In addition to these standout tracks, you’ll find club-worthy cuts, hard-charging rock anthems, shimmering indie pop, and so much more. Be among the first to use one of these vital new releases with a simple $49 Standard License that lets you use the track in as many of your videos as you want. In the meantime, explore June’s best in the playlist below. Enjoy. Cover image via Alena Ozerova.Header image via jackbolla.Playlist header image via Alexander Daviduyuk.last_img read more

Your Investment In Reading Blog Posts

first_img“That blog post was too long.”“That newsletter was way too long.”“I’d read your stuff if you could just give me the summary.”Some blog posts are long. Some blog posts are short. But the length of the post is no representation of its value or the investment you should make in reading it. Your investment in reading a blog post (or newsletter) isn’t just the time is takes you to read it. Your investment in reading is far more significant.Your investment in really digesting something you read is the time it takes to read it + the time is takes to answer the questions that the author asks and answers + the time it takes to explore the answers to the questions that you come up with as you read + the time it takes to figure out how to apply any part of the idea that you find useful.You aren’t reading just to check the box “I read Seth’s blog,” or “I read Chris’s blog,” or “I read Dave’s blog.” Deriving value from reading is a more significant commitment of time and an even greater commitment of energy.If it isn’t the right time for you to make the full investment in exploring an idea, then don’t worry about it. The ideas that live on the web will still be here when you need them. If you don’t have time to read something, bookmark it and save it for later. I save important posts to Evernote and tag them so I can retrieve and study them later.If you’re going to take the time to read, invest the rest of the time you need to apply what you have read and learned. If something isn’t useful for you right now, discard it and invest your time on ideas that will benefit you.QuestionsWhy do you read blog posts and newsletters?What do you hope to get out of the time and energy you invest?What was the last idea that you read and took action on after having read it?What are you going to do with the next great idea you read instead of glossing over it and moving on?last_img read more

Champagne Appetites and Beer Budgets

first_imgSome of your prospective clients have champagne appetites and beer budgets. And not that fancy craft beer you drink now. I mean the cheap stuff you drank when you didn’t have any money.These prospective clients want you to create the greatest value that you are capable of producing for them. They want the very best products you offer. The want the platinum service and the accompanying service level agreements. And they expect you to invest massively in their program so that you can produce those results. But, unfortunately, they are unable or unwilling to pay for all the things they want.UnderinvestingSometimes you win a deal and then discover that your new client expects champagne after they paid for beer. They work hard to make you feel as if you are cheap, when they in fact have the beer budget. They pretend that they are investing for the results they need and that you are somehow failing them for not investing enough, when they are not investing enough. This can complicate your relationship.Let Them Eat CakeOne way to make sure your prospective clients gets what they want—and what they can pay for—is to show them a range of choices available to them. Show them the menu, and explain to them what investments are necessary to provide all the things that they say they want. Then show the other investment options that they might make, including the “just right” offering and the “too cheap” option.If they want the platinum-plated everything solution, make sure that is what they get. If they can only afford the “just right” option, then allow them to choose that option. If they later decide they want the platinum program, they can pay the difference and have everything they want.You can’t buy champagne with a beer budget. Champagne requires a greater investment.What do your clients want that they refuse to invest in and later expect?What options should you be showing them to help them understand the investment needed to give them what they want?When is the best time to present these options?How do you prevent beer budget clients from expecting champagne?last_img read more

A Positive Rejection to Your Request for an Appointment

first_imgDo you believe a polite request for information or a call back is something other than a rejection?How do you assuage your prospect’s fears that you will waste their time? We have our scripts, and our clients have their scripts. When we make calls, we put our script up against the prospect’s script.There are countless reasons your prospect may not want to meet with you, but a good part of the time they refuse your request because they don’t hear a good value proposition in your pitch. But rather than allow you to overcome their concerns, they give you a positive sounding rejection.Email Me Some InformationWhen your prospect requests that you email them more information, they are politely telling you that they do not hear enough value in your pitch to agree to your meeting request. By asking you to email them information, they are giving you something that sounds positive instead of something that sounds negative. But it isn’t positive. It’s just a nicer form of rejection.There is no information that you can email your prospective client that is going to compel them to call you back and award you their business based on your magnificent and compelling sales collateral. No one is going to take your sales brochures home to study them.Call Me BackA request for a call back is no better. You might want to believe that your prospective client wants you to call back when they have more time, but they really just want you off their telephone. It’s hard to argue with a request for a call back because it sounds like there is interest. The fact your prospect asked you to call back feels like something positive. This too is another polite form of rejection.At no point will your prospective client be sitting by the phone waiting for you to finally call them back. If your prospect is your dream client, then it’s likely someone else’s dream client too. The fact that they are high profile and high value means that some other salesperson will be calling them in the next 24 hours. They don’t need your call.Let Me Call You BackYour prospective client sounds sincere when they ask for your number so they can call you back. You might even be able to tell that they are writing down your number. But your call back isn’t coming.Your prospective client knows that by being polite, you have to be polite. Pushing for an appointment would be impolite. It might even seem argumentative.It’s hard to argue with a positive rejection. But it is a rejection all the same. There is no difference between a positive rejection and a negative rejection; in neither case do you have an appointment with your prospective client.The right response is to address their real fears and concerns, namely that you are going to waste their time and that you have no value proposition that makes meeting with you worthwhile. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Social Selling In the Wrong Order

first_imgBefore the social tools were available, researching the contacts within your dream client’s company was a difficult task. To find information, you had to review the business section of the newspaper and the local business journal. Technology has changed the value and availability of information, and there is no reason that you should not research your prospective clients. In fact, you can build quite a dossier with little effort.After research, much of the advice on social begins with a premise that isn’t very helpful and prevents salespeople from producing better prospecting results. That premise is that any attempt to communicate over the phone or face to face must be initiated only after you have developed an online engagement of some sort. This is incorrect, as are many ideas that suggest mutual exclusivity.Wait Not, Want NotWaiting isn’t a sales strategy. It is too passive. Baiting the hook and waiting is a strategy for fisherman.Believing that you have no right to ask for an appointment without having first developed a relationship online is riddled with problems.First, it demonstrates a lack of confidence, an inability to create value. If you believe what you sell will change your dream client’s results, you should be anxious to share it with them. Why would you wait?Second, while you are waiting for relationships to blossom on the social channels, another salesperson can very easily pick up the phone and schedule an appointment with your dream client.Third, if you are pursuing someone’s business, there is no reason that they should have no awareness of that fact. You are supposed to be developing a preference for you, your company, and your offering.Starting PointsThere isn’t a single place or medium from which to open a relationship. You can just easily start with a referral, an email, or a phone call. There is also no single place from which you must begin nurturing a relationship or becoming known as a value creator.So why not begin the process of being known and being known as someone with ideas–who also believes deeply that they have ideas worth their dreams client’s time–with a phone call? There is nothing about making a phone call and requesting an appointment that prevents you from also connecting on LinkedIn and sharing your insights on other social channels.By calling first (or early), you make it known that you have ideas worth your dream client’s time. You avoid the slow, painful creep of poor results that passivity breeds, as well as the competitive losses to someone who did what was necessary to be in front of an opportunity.Good things don’t come to those who wait. Good things come to those who take action and persist over long periods of time.last_img read more

Have You Changed Enough to Ask Your Client to Change – Episode 15

first_imgIf you want to be the kind of person that can help your dream client change, you need to change first. It’s a challenge, and it sets the bar high.last_img

A Compendium of Weak Thinking About Sales

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now As much as we might want things to be black and white in sales, there is a lot of gray. Even more, the fact that things have changed, does not mean that everything that came before now is no longer effective or useful. Evolution transcends and includes what came before.“Commissions drive bad sales behaviors and a self-orientation because so many salespeople are motivated by money and will do anything to make more. Salespeople can’t be trusted to do right by their clients because they have a variable component to their compensation.”For this premise to be true, salespeople would have to actually win sales by being self-oriented conmen and con-women who willingly take advantage of their prospective clients. Those prospective clients would also have to be so naïve as to be easily duped by said money-grubbing salespeople.What is extraordinary about this thinking is that many of those who hold the belief that commissions cause bad behavior also believe that buyers are extraordinarily well educated, and know as much or more than the salespeople who are calling on them. They are wholly unaware of these conflicting beliefs.Think about your friends and family members who sell. Are they the kind of people who behave badly and would cheat a client to make a few bucks? Or, is it more likely that they value the relationship more than the transaction, preferring a long-term relationship over a short-term gain. More still, is it likely that the kind of salesperson that would need to dupe their prospective client would be the kind of salesperson that is smart enough to do so?“Sales is mostly aggressive, by-the-numbers, take-no-prisoner cultures being poorly led by Cro-Magnon and Neanderthals who will do anything to make their number.”Less than half of salespeople make their number. Most of them will still work in sales after missing their number, and mostly for the same company they work for now. A lot of them find it very difficult to be fired.There are certainly aggressive, self-oriented sales cultures. There are, no doubt, sales cultures with leaders who can rationalize their willingness to take advantage of a prospective client. These, however, are the exception, and not the rule. The reason movies like Glengarry Glenn Ross and Boiler Room draw our interest is because the behaviors are so rare, not because they are so widespread. Is that what your place of business looks like?“Thanks to the Internet, buyers know everything they need to know, and so salespeople can no longer create any real value. They are already 57 percent through the process without a salesperson, so all you can do is spend time on social media.”If buyers know everything they need to know, why are they not already producing the better results that are available to them? If they are doing so much research on the Internet and are aware of all of the choices available to them, why then haven’t they happened upon your offering, recognized what they are missing, and immediately picked up the phone to call you to remedy their existing challenges?If your clients produce the better results you could help them generate without you, why haven’t they?The truth about the 57 percent statistic from CEB, now Gartner, is that you are supposed to be creating opportunities when your client is at 0 percent. It was never CEB’s intention that this statistic suggest that you wait passively, nor that you have no value to create. The idea of “challenger” is that you have a unique insight that allows you to create value.Always and never are generalizations, and all generalizations, even useful ones, are lies.The undercurrent here is that everything from the past is wrong, so anything new must be correct. This is weak thinking. It starts from a premise that there is a single right answer, and that anything to the contrary is incorrect. The danger in mutual exclusivity is that it eliminates choices. It assumes that there things are black and white, that there is no gray.In doing so, this thinking ignores the fact that sales is a complex, dynamic, human interaction with too many variables to be defined by a set of finite rules. Its weakness is in its assuming that there is a single approach that is to be used universally. Selling requires choices of action, and that requires the weighing of different options to determine the best course of action based on a set of facts and circumstances that may differ wildly from deal to deal.Compensation is tricky, and what works for one company will not work for another. Some sales cultures are unhealthy, just like there are unhealthy cultures in law firms, hospitals, and non-profits. Some of your prospects spend time researching on the Internet, and others never do any. And some things that once worked still work exceedingly well, and some are no longer as useful in some cases.Make good choices and do good work.last_img read more

Show Me Your Decisions and I’ll Show You Your Ultimate Results

first_imgIf you show me your decisions, I’ll show you your ultimate results. Your day-to-day choices project the results you will invariably produce in the future.Small Decisions, Big OutcomesEvery decision offers you a choice between something that moves you closer to your goals or one of the many things that move you further away from what you profess to want. It is rarely a lack of knowledge that prevents one from succeeding. Everything you need to know is already known, and if it is not known to you, it is easily acquired. What prevents people from obtaining what they want is determined by the discipline to make the right decision when faced with choices.It’s all the rage to have a morning routine. There is value in starting your day with powerful rituals. All the advice you would ever need to start your day with intention is known. You can choose to wake up early without hitting the snooze button, meditate or pray or center yourself in some other way, rehydrate your body, and do some form of exercise for some reasonable amount of time. Some people start their day off in just such a fashion as I described here. More people hit the snooze button, wake up late, take no time for themselves, and drive directly to an office to begin working. They do so without taking care of the single asset through which they will produce all their results.You are free to choose for yourself what you do, but you are not free from the consequences.Everything Is Already KnownThere are no secrets to losing weight and becoming more fit. There are so many conflicting ideas that it might be confusing to some, but it’s not likely. If you end your love affair with sugar and chocolate, drop all white starchy foods, reduce your caloric intake, and walk for 30 to 45 minutes daily, you will lose weight. Those decisions are what lead to the ultimate result of more excellent health, greater fitness, greater clarity, and all-around improved well-being.No one struggles to improve their fitness because they are unsure of what to do. They struggle because of the choices they routinely make.Why You Don’t Have DealsCertain things need to be done to create opportunities when you work in sales. It is imperative that you call prospective clients to ask them for meetings. You also have to call back and professionally persist over a longer time than most are willing to endure. The amount of time and energy you exert in making calls and scheduling those meetings provides evidence of what your ultimate result will look like in the future. The decision to prospect means avoiding lesser choices when it comes to your time. You will close no deals you don’t first open.Show me the prospecting blocks on your calendar, and I’ll show you your pipeline.Who Matters MostIf you want better, stronger, more intimate relationships with the people you care about, the decision to spend time with them (and without your iPhone) will create those outcomes. That requires a decision to give the human beings you care about your full and undivided attention, something they may not be used to. If they haven’t experienced that gift for some time, it may cause them to ask about your overall health and wellness.The poor choice you might make is to have your body in one place with the better part of you somewhere far away.Your Future SecurityIt’s not difficult to acquire greater wealth. The decision to do so, however, causes people no end of problems. There is no modern banking offering that does not allow you to automatically transfer money from your checking account to a savings account and an investment account.The best way to accumulate wealth is to invest for the long term, never touching the money you set aside. The decision to set the money aside and leave it alone is difficult when your choice is a new iPhone or the red sports car you’ve had your eye on for a very long time.Small Choices, Large ImplicationsSome of the smallest decisions end up having the most significant impact on your results. If you want to improve your results, the decision to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day will not only change how you feel, the discipline itself will provide the foundation for greater productivity. The decision to prospect for the first ninety minutes of every day will pay dividends beyond anything you might accomplish by sporadically making a few calls.Instead of deciding to do this or that, you must to let Future You determine what you do. If you choose small things over bigger things, your life will be small. If you make decisions to do what you should do instead of what you want to do, you’ll have a different outcome. Both outcomes, good or bad, are inevitable.If you show me your decisions, I’ll show you your ultimate results. What is it that you want? Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

‘Research and infrastructure secured A+ grade for Pune varsity’

first_imgPune: The Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), formerly known as the University of Pune, was recently awarded 3.60 points out of 4 and a A+ garde by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The university’s vice-chancellor, Dr. Wasudev Gade, said that superior research quality and vastly improved infrastructure led to the higher grading. (SPPU was graded at 3.10 points in 2011.)In an interview with The Hindu, Dr. Gade said “The NAAC report of 2011, despite awarding us an A grade, had ticked us off, especially on our poor infrastructure. So, one of our top priorities thereafter was to focus on an infrastructure overhaul.”The A+ grade, introduced last year, and the benefit to the university is that it does not have to worry about renewing it for seven years (the A grade is valid for five).Dr. Gade, who took over as a VC in August 2012, said a concentrated effort was made to produce an improvement in the seven assessment criteria, which included teaching quality, research, governance, infrastructure, and student support systems among others.Digital learningDr. Gade cites the SPPU’s digital classroom and e-content learning project, launched last year and funded under the Ministry of Human Resource and Development’s Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA). The e-content learning modules developed at the SPPU’s Learning and Innovation Centre, use sophisticated equipment to create lecture series and panel discussions. Dr. Gade said, “Our e-content project has state-of-the-art features. So, students can learn real-time from experts across the world, and search the library for relevant books.”The establishment of the Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF) on the varsity’s 411-acre campus in August 2014 has made it a self-sufficient establishment in advanced research, reducing the dependency on the IITs and the city-based Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER). The centre houses six highly-sophisticated instruments — imported from Switzerland and Singapore, costing between ₹15 crore and ₹20 crore — for advanced research techniques, like nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. In addition, the CIF houses a Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) and an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM).Dr. Gade said, “This infrastructural upgradation undoubtedly improved our standing at the time of the NAAC assessment.”Check on plagiarismOn plagiarism, the V-C said, “We were determined to root out plagiarism and any other form of malpractice. “At the same time, we determined to be prolific in our output, with the number of papers produced more than doubling, from 1,596 publications in 2011 to 4,426 till the end of 2016.”Dr. Gade said the introduction of the Turnitin software in 2014 helped considerably to rein in plagiarism, besides aiding to separate the wheat from the chaff in doctoral submissions.He said, “This measure finally helped improve our standing with our global counterparts. It has now become mandatory for all PhD and MPhil students to put their theses for ‘originality’ tests through the Turnitin software. Without this, further assessment procedures are not be initiated.”In addition, an ‘Ethics Committee’, to strictly monitor the content of doctoral submissions, was set-up in 2013-14 to ensure that only research papers with a degree of originality, which could be published in high-quality, high-impact journals, were produced.last_img read more

AAP to field former General from Gurdaspur

first_imgThe Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday named Major General (retd) Suresh Khajuria as its candidate for the Gurdaspur parliamentary bypoll to be held on October 11. The seat fell vacant after the demise of actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna in April this year.‘Due consultation’ “The decision to field Mr. Khajuria has been taken after due consultation with the Gurdaspur unit of the party and the Majha region leaders and volunteers,” said AAP leader Sukhpal Khaira, while announcing the candidature. Mr. Khajuria hails from Pathankot falling in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency. During his service, he has served in Punjab. “We are proud that our candidate has had a distinguished career in the armed forces. As candidates of both traditional parties, including the BJP and the Congress, are likely to be outsiders and parachuters, we appeal to the electorate of Gurdaspur to support the AAP candidate in the ensuing election,” said AAP leader Sukhpal Khaira, while announcing the candidature. Mr. Khaira alleged that neither the Congress nor the BJP had fulfilled the long-pending demand of ‘One Rank One Pension’ of the ex-servicemen community. “Ex-servicemen should therefore support the AAP candidate, who will forcefully raise their issues in Parliament,” he said. Meanwhile, the Congress held a meeting in New Delhi to discuss its strategy ahead of the by-election. Congress plankPunjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh met AICC in-charge of Punjab affairs Asha Kumari and Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar. At the meeting, it was decided that development works initiated by the Congress government in the State would constitute the key campaign plank for the party. Sources said the party could field Sunil Jakhar. “The final decision on candidature for Gurdaspur seat will vest with AICC president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi,” said the party’s statement.last_img read more

Mob torches police station

first_imgA police station in Sambalpur city in western Odisha was ransacked and set ablaze by irate residents on Friday following the alleged custodial death of a tribal youth.Abinash Munda, 22, was picked up by the police on Thursday evening. According to the police, he was given a bed sheet and a blanket in thehazat(lock-up) of Aainthapali police station. Later in the evening, he was found hanging with the bed sheet. The inspector-in-charge and two other staff of the police station have been placed under suspension for “negligence”.Abinash’s family members were informed about his death early on Friday. They rejected the police version and alleged that Abinash succumbed to injuries following “excessive torture” in police custody. Soon, the news spread to other tribal-dominated colonies of the city. Hundreds of residents gathered outside the police station and started hurling stones on the premises. They overpowered the small police party stationed there and torched the police station. Even senior police officers who reached the spot became a target of the mob’s ire. Seven police personnel were injured in the attack. At least a dozen vehicles parked on the campus were burnt down.The State government has ordered a multilevel investigation. “The Aainthapali police of Sambalpur had arrested a person on charges of theft on Thursday evening. He was, as per the report of the police station, found hanging in one of thehazatsafter 10 p.m.,” said R.P. Sharma, the State’s Director General of Police.“The investigation into the case has been handed over to the Human Rights Protection Cell of Odisha police. Apart from this, the Inspector General of Police (northern range), Sambalpur, will conduct an independent inquiry at his level and submit a report,” Mr. Sharma said.Meanwhile, CM Naveen Patnaik announced an ex gratia of Rs. 5 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased on compassionate grounds.The Odisha Human Rights Commission directed the State government to inquire into the circumstances under which Abinash died and submit the report within three weeks.last_img read more

Hukum Singh’s daughter is BJP’s candidate in Kairana bypoll

first_imgThe BJP on Tuesday announced that Mriganka Singh, the daughter of late MP Hukum Singh, would be its candidate for the Lok Sabha bypoll in Uttar Pradesh’s Kairana. The Kairana Lok Sabha seat fell vacant due to the death of BJP MP Hukum Singh in February. The Rashtriya Lok Dal has fielded Tabassum Begam, who is likely to emerge as a joint candidate of the opposition, to take on the BJP in Kairana. The BJP also announced that Avani Singh, the wife of late MLA Lokendra Chauhan, will be its candidate from Noorpur in the state. Madhav Lal Singh will be the party’s candidate from Gomia in Jharkhand, Munni Devi from Tharali in Uttarakhand and Sujit Ghosh from Maheshtala in West Bengal. The names for one Lok Sabha seat and four state assembly seats were finalised in the party central election committee today, the BJP said in a statement.last_img read more

Former insurgent killed in Manipur

first_imgA former insurgent, S. Modhu (44), was gunned down by unidentified assailants near his home in Thangmeiband in Imphal West district on Saturday morning. He died on the spot, hospital sources said.Police suspect the role of insurgents in the killing but no claim has been made by any group so far. Modhu was a cadre of the outlawed Kangleipak Communist Party (Lamphel). He had surrendered with arms in July 2017 to join mainstream.He was lodged in a designated camp in Bishnupur district. Police said he had returned home a few days ago. Modhu was taking a morning stroll when he was accosted and gunned down at Cheirao Ching around 6:30 a.m. Police and paramilitary personnel combed the area but no arrest was made. They said insurgent groups have been killing those who have surrendered to the government.last_img read more

Bhima-Koregaon: HC grants relief to Navlakha, Teltumbde

first_imgMumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday extended protection from arrest of activists Gautam Navlakha till January 14, 2019, and Anand Teltumbde till December 17, but rejected Father Stan Swamy’s plea to quash the FIR against him in the Bhima-Koregaon case. A Division Bench of Justices B.P. Dharmadhikari and S.V. Kotwal was hearing a bunch of petitions filed by Mr. Navlakha, Mr. Teltumbde, and Mr. Swamy seeking quashing of the FIR and all criminal proceedings filed against them by the Pune police.Advocate Yug Chaudhary, appearing for Mr. Navlakha, told the court that the Delhi High Court had quashed the arrest, but the Maharashtra government filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court (SC) against it, but another Bench at the Bombay HC stayed the arrest. Therefore, the arrest remains quashed as of now, and the next hearing in the SC is on January 10, 2019. However, additional government pleader Aruna Kamat Pai said she wants the stay to be vacated as the investigation is still on. The HC said since the SC will hear the matter on January 10, it will hear it on January 14, and extended the interim relief till then.Then, senior counsel Mihir Desai, representing Mr. Swamy and Mr. Teltumbde, started arguing for Mr. Swamy. Mr. Desai said he is a 83-year-old priest who is not an accused but a ‘suspect’, so the FIR against him should be quashed. The court asked how can a suspect come to court for protection and not apply for anticipatory bail? Mr. Desai said sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) have been applied on him. “If the police make him an accused he will be arrested and he needs protection.”Ms. Pai said investigation is on and he is only a suspect, therefore no protection can be granted to him. The court said it cannot quash the FIR and if the investigating agency comes across any material which shows an offence under the UAPA, he will be arrested. The Bench said, “We cannot find any fault with the style of authorities and the statement that he is a suspect, is not grave.” The court refused to intervene and rejected the petition.Arguing for Mr. Teltumbde, Mr. Desai said, he only wrote an article about the Bhima-Koregaon violence and the police did not conduct a raid in his house. The court adjourned the matter till December 17, and granted interim relief till then.last_img read more

One villager dies as Odisha security personnel resort to lathi charge

first_imgA villager died and several others sustained injuries when Odisha Industrial Security Force (OISF) personnel resorted to lathi charge on locals who were staging an agitation in front of Vedanta Alumina refinery at Lanjigarh in Odisha’s Kalahandi district on Monday.About 20 injured villagers have been admitted to Lanjigarh and Biswanathpur hospitals nearby.The victim has been identified as Dani Batra (45). According to reports, the villagers had sat on a dharna in front of the company gate demanding engagement in the refinery unit from Monday morning. Many agitators were displaced by the Vedanta project.When security personnel tried to shift them from near main gate, a scuffle ensued, following which security personnel resorted to lathi charge. With tension continuing to mount, authorities clamped prohibitory order under Section-144 of CrPC. As per latest report, people have blocked different roads leading to the plant.last_img read more