A team from the National Investigation Team (NIA) on Saturday reached Bodh Gaya, where two cane bombs were found on Friday night after a low-intensity explosion near the Kalchakra ground. Tibetan spiritual guru, the Dalai Lama, and a host of foreign Buddhist pilgrims, are camping at Bodh Gaya amid tight security to participate in a month-long Kalchakra puja since January 2.NIA officials believe the low-intensity explosion must have taken place near a generator outside Kalchakra ground from where a burst thermos flask was found on Friday evening. The local police’s search operation led to the recovery of two cane bombs, one near Gate Number 4 of the Mahabodhi temple and another near the Sri Lankan monastery.The Dalai Lama had finished his religious discourse and retired for the day when the blast was heard. Thousands of Buddhist pilgrims from several countries, including popular Hollywood star Richard Gere, have come to participate in the Kalchakra puja and to hear the Dalai Lama’s discourses. “We always make elaborate security arrangement for such events and vigilant police [personnel] have recovered the two bombs from the site,” said Inspector General of Police-Patna Zone (IGP) Nayyar Husnain Khan.“Vigil has been intensified in the entire Bodh Gaya town. Every visitor is being thoroughly checked and has to pass through metal detector gates,” said senior police official Vinay Kumar. Security for the Dalai Lama, who is staying in the Tibetan temple till February 2, has also been heightened.
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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves midfielder Joao Moutinho: Spurs win down to team ethicby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves midfielder Joao Moutinho says they’re benefiting from a strong team ethic.Moutinho was speaking after their superb win over Tottenham.The 32-year-old said: “The key is all the group, all the players who were playing on Saturday and those who didn’t play, the sacrifice – we do it all the week, all these months – we work a lot and that’s the result of our training, our sessions.“But that’s it. That’s our football.“We can play it against big teams and small teams, we need to do the same and have the same spirit, and against Tottenham, our spirit came out and we won.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Real Betis chasing West Ham striker Lucas Perezby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Betis are chasing West Ham striker Lucas Perez.The Daily Mail says the 30-year-old only joined West Ham from Arsenal in August and signed a three year contract. He has scored four goals in 13 appearances but has largely struggled to impress and was an unused substitute for Saturday’s FA Cup win over Birmingham City.Manuel Pellegrini would allow him to go as he wants to bring another attacking option in.
Liverpool veteran Milner delighted with MK Dons win: It shows our depthby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJames Milner says Wednesday’s win over MK Dons was a positive sign for Liverpool’s depth.Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Joe Gomez, Ki-Jana Hoever and Naby Keita were all handed starts, while Rhian Brewster, Harvey Elliott and Caoimhin Kelleher earned debuts.Milner scored in the 2-0 win and was pleased to see his side cope without a number of senior players.”It’s always tough when you have a mixture of guys who haven’t played many minutes and a group of youngsters, but you could see the style of football we wanted to play,” the No.7 told Sky Sports post-match.”We lost our way a little bit in the second half, and didn’t keep the ball as well, but I thought it was a pretty solid performance.”When you look at how good our squad is, it’s not easy for the youngsters to get to the level they need to be, but they’ve shown they want to get better and better. Everyone is pushing, and that’s what the senior boys need: competition for places.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
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BURNABY, B.C. — The federal Liberals have named a new candidate to run against NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in the Burnaby South byelection.They say former provincial legislator Richard T. Lee will replace Karen Wang on the ballot on Feb. 25.Wang stepped aside Wednesday after she urged Chinese people to vote for her, the “only” Chinese candidate, instead of Singh, who she described as “of Indian descent.”The Liberals say Lee represented Burnaby in British Columbia’s legislature for 16 years, serving for a time as deputy speaker.They note that he has lived in the city for more than three decades.The decision for them to run a candidate in the riding was not a given: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May urged the Liberals to follow her party’s lead in offering a “leader’s courtesy” to Singh by not running against him.The Canadian Press
On Day 2 of Toronto Fashion Week, host Donna Bishop joined journalist Shinan Govani and designer Bojana Sentaler for Fashion Talks, a live podcast event presented in association with CAFA. The trio gathered to discuss how the British Royal Family influences fashion. “You can think of the Royal Family as the original reality show,” Govani says. “They were the first influencers.” And that influence goes back for more than a century. It was Queen Victoria who first started the trend of wearing black at funerals. She famously donned dark hues for 40 years after the death of her husband. “She also popularized the white wedding dress,” Govani says. “Wearing white was an iconoclast thing to do.”The fashion influence of the late Diana Princess of Wales is still being felt on runways all over the world. She popularized the distinctive Sloane Ranger style—the idea of younger people wearing traditionally stuffy clothing such as houndstooth, oversized linen blazers and matronly printed dresses. “Marc Jacobs riffed on that style, so did Miuccia Prada,” Govani adds.But perhaps no Toronto-based designer knows about the tastes of the Royals better than Bojana Sentaler. Her eponymous label has been worn by both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. “I found out on Twitter that Kate Middleton had chosen to wear one of our wrap coats with our signature sleeves for her tour of the Yukon,” Sentaler says. “The coat immediately sold out, and was on back order four times. The Kate Middleton effect is real.” Meghan Markle also donned a tanned wrap coat over Christmas. “She’s been a fan of the brand for many years. She’s so lovely. She had access to wear anything she wanted—and I’m so honoured she chose to wear Sentaler.” Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Tickets for tomorrow’s Fashion Talk are still on sale here. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Advertisement
WINNIPEG – Cargill has reached a deal to sell some of its Ontario grain and crop inputs assets, including its stake in South West Ag Partners, to Quebec-based agri-food co-operative La Coop federee.The agricultural producer and distributor and the agri-food enterprise, which has operations across Canada, did not disclose the terms of the pending sale.The transaction comprises 13 grain assets and crop inputs, retail assets and Cargill’s 50 per cent share of South West Ag Partners, a joint venture which includes nine grain and crop inputs facilities in Ontario.However, the pending sale does not include Cargill’s export terminal in Sarnia or the AgResource crops wholesale business.All other Cargill grain and crop inputs assets in Canada and its other businesses in Ontario and throughout Canada are not included in the sale agreement.The companies say the transaction is expected to be completed by the second quarter.
SAN FRANCISCO – Pinterest is opening its first office in Canada in Toronto at the start of October in an effort to expand its presence outside of the U.S.The San Francisco-based technology company runs an online platform that allows users to create a digital board they can pin aspirational photos to.It says it has 12 million Canadian users, who save 4.5 million photos on the platform daily.Pinterest says it hopes the Toronto office will help spur the business’s international growth and serve local advertisers.The Toronto office will be run by country manager Erin Elofson, who previously led Facebook Canada’s sales team and spent 11 years at Microsoft Canada.Pinterest says Elofson will help the country localize its offerings, including an ad program, which it says advertisers will be able to use to target French-speaking Canadians by the end of the year.