Jharkhand teacher held for 2017 FB post

first_imgA government college teacher has been arrested here for allegedly writing an “objectionable post” on Facebook two years ago in support of a beef party in Chennai, the police said on Sunday. Jeetrai Hansda, a contractual faculty member at Jamshedpur Co-operative College, was arrested from a village in the Sakchi area of Jamshedpur on Saturday night, an officer said, adding that the teacher had been evading arrest. “Hansda has been booked under various sections of the IPC and the IT Act, and the process to forward him to judicial custody is currently under way,” Rajeev Singh, the officer-in-charge of the Sakchi police station, said. The teacher, a resident of Parsudih here, had allegedly written a post in support of a beef party organised by the IIT-Madras students, prompting the Akhil Bharatiya Vishwa Parishad (ABVP), the student’s wing of the RSS, to file a complaint against him, the officer said. The beef fest was organised at IIT-Madras in 2017 in protest against the restrictions imposed on cattle trade by the Union government. The student’s union had demanded the sacking of Mr. Hansda. The post was then deleted, the officer added. Asked for a reaction, Kolhan University Vice-Chancellor Shukla Mohanty said Mr. Hansda was a guest faculty member at the Graduate School College for Women when he posted the message on Facebook. He was later absorbed as a contractual teacher in the women’s college.Show-cause notice “A show-cause notice was served on Mr. Hansda after receiving a complaint about his objectionable Facebook post, He then apologised,” Mr. Mohanty said, adding that Mr. Hansda had joined as a contractual faculty member at the Co-operative College recently.last_img read more

Intel has acquired the nextgeneration video codec

first_imgIntel has acquired the next-generation video codec software developed by RealNetworks and about 190 patents and 170 patents pending for US$120 million (€76 million).Under terms of the sale, RealNetworks retains certain rights to continue to use the patents in current and future products.In addition to the sale of the patents and next-generation video codec software, RealNetworks and Intel signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on future support and development of the next-generation video codec software and related products.“As the technology industry evolves towards an experience-centric model, users are demanding more media and graphics capabilities in their computing devices. The acquisition of these foundational media patents, additional patents and video codec software expands Intel’s diverse and extensive portfolio of intellectual property,” said Renée James, Intel senior vice-president and general manager of the Software and Services Group. “We believe this agreement enhances our ability to continue to offer richer experiences and innovative solutions to end users across a wide spectrum of devices, including through Ultrabook devices, smartphones and digital media.”last_img read more

Congratulating the Community Relations Team on the

first_imgCongratulating the Community Relations Team on their winning submission, Councillor Stevenson said: “The Diwali Festival of Light was a fantastic celebration of Indian culture and Council’s Community Relations Team are to be applauded not just for their success in organising such a successful event but also on winning this prestigious UK award in recognition of what we hope will become a key annual cultural festival in the North West.”Susan Mullan, Derry City Council’s Head of Community Services, also expressed her delight on behalf of the Community Relations Team on winning the APSE award and said everyone was now looking forward to Diwali 2014 which will be held in the Millennium Forum on Sunday, 26 October 26 next.The Indian annual national festival of light will feature an array of family-friendly craft activities including Henna tattoos, saris, turbans, as well as traditional Indian food and a showcase of music and dance which will be performed at 5.30pm and again at 8.00pm.Tickets for Diwali 2014, priced at £2, are available from the Millennium Forum Box Office, telephone 02871 264455 or online at www. millenniumforum.co.uk.COUNCIL’S COMMUNITY RELATIONS TEAM LIGHTS THE WAY WITH LATEST AWARD was last modified: September 18th, 2014 by stephenstephen Tags: Mayor Brenda Stevenson celebrates with the Derry City Council’s Commkunity Relations Team.Derry City Council’s Community Relations Team has scooped a prestigious award for the second year in a row for its success in organising the city’s first major Indian cultural event, “Diwali Festival of Light 2013.”Mayor, Councillor Brenda Stevenson, accompanied representatives from Council’s Community Relations Team to The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Service Awards 2014 which were presented by Maria Filippov, of Dancing on Ice fame, at a charity dinner in aid of Parkinsons UK, at the Capital FM National Ice Arena in Nottingham.Derry City Council were announced winners of the Best Public/Voluntary Partnership Working Initiative at the APSE Service Awards which attract entries from local authorities across Britain and they were the only council in Northern Ireland to win an award for the second year running. Council’s Community Relations Team were also finalists in the Service Team category – Sports, Leisure and Cultural – of the annual Awards competition.The Diwali Festival of Light held in Derry’s Guildhall last November as part of  City of Culture 2013, attracted 2000 participants.A supporting educational programme with 22 workshops in local schools was also held, integrating Indian culture into the city’s legendary Hallowe’en festivities, promoting inclusion and diversity and challenging racism.The event brought the locally resident Indian community from three main religions and languages together for the first time in a community planning, capacity building process and joint initiative with Derry City Council. awardcitycommunityCouncilDerryrelationsteam ShareTweetlast_img read more