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Gor holds Rayon Sport in Confed Cup opener

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia fans keenly following their team during a past match. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANairobi, Kenya, May 6- Gor Mahia started their CAF Confederation Cup campaign with a point away from home, holding hosts Rayon Sport to a 1-1 draw at a rain-drenched Stade de Kigali, Nyamirambo on Sunday evening.Francis Kahata should have won the game for the record Kenyan Premier League champions eight minutes to time but he wasted a glorious opportunity one on one with the keeper off a Meddie Kagere cross. Kagere broke the deadlock in the 10th minute scoring against his former employers but a well struck freekick from left-back Eric Rutanga quarter of an hour later drew the hosts level.Back at his home turf, Kagere scored off a sweeping counter attack when he broke the offside trap to race into a George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo pass that split the defense into two.Kagere was calm and collected as he rounded up keeper Eric Ndayishimiye before slotting into an empty net.Gor had picked the move fast off the blocks from the goalkick after Ismaila Diarra’s shot from the right had gone wide.Before that, Odhiambo had the first effort at goal with a half volley after Ndayishimiye’s punch off a corner fell kindly on his path at the edge of the box.Gor Mahia’s Jack Tuyisenge (centre) is congratulated by teammates Meddie Kagere (left) and Francis Kahata (right) after scoring against Mathare United during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 29, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaSix minutes after going ahead, Kagere almost turned provider with his overhead kick from the left finding Francis Kahata inside the box, but the midfielder’s header went wide.Rayon however went back level in the 25th minute with Rutanga curling home a freekick from the edge of the box after Godfrey Walusimbi had fouled Mbondi Christ.With the heavy rain falling, the pace of the game was hugely punctured but once it subsided, Gor should have re-taken the lead in the 37th minute but Kagere was denied by Ndayishimiye from close range after he raced into a loose ball.In the second half the game became tougher with the soggy pitch due to the heavy rain making it difficult to move with the ball constantly getting dragged back in the patches of water.But Gor almost went back ahead when Joash Onyango’s header from a corner came off the underside of the bar falling kindly into Ndayishimiye’s arms. Gor piled the pressure getting three corners in succession but none bore fruit.They were almost made to pay on the hour mark when Mbondi found a loose ball inside the box but he blasted his shot over the bar with the defense caught off their feet.Late on though, it was Gor who should have gone on to win. Kahata was picked out with a decent chipping pass by Kagere but after controlling the ball well, he struck wide with his weaker right foot one on one with Ndayishimiye.Five minutes later, Gor had another opportunity when Jacques Tuyisenge who had been kept quiet by his countrymen most of the game powered through the left, played a decent cut back to Ernest Wendo but the midfielder took a heavy first touch allowing the defense to clear.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

No chance Stoke will sell Butland to Liverpool for £20m, insists Hughes

first_img1 Mark Hughes insists there is no chance of Stoke cashing in on Jack Butland.The highly-rated goalkeeper has been in outstanding form for the Potters this season, having being given his first-team chance following Asmir Begovic’s summer switch to Chelsea.Butland, 22, is reportedly drawing admiring glances from Liverpool, with suggestions Jurgen Klopp is ready to sanction a £20m bid in January.However, Stoke boss Hughes has no fears about losing the England international, who only signed a new four-year contract in March.“Jack’s going nowhere,” he said. “He’s progressing well but he’s very early into his career development as a number one keeper. People are aware of him – and they have been for a long time.“Jack forced his way into the England squad when he was 19 but he needs a season-in-season-out of week-in-week-out in the Premier League. He’s had a great career progression, every step he’s taken he’s dealt with.“Now it’s about consolidating himself in a very good Premier League team. That’s the challenge for him.”Hughes refused to put a price tag on Butland but admitted £20million would not be enough when the figure was put to him.The Stoke boss added: “Do I think that’s a fair value? No. We wouldn’t place a value on him anyway.” Jack Butland last_img read more

GAA: LETTERKENNY GAELS GAA NOTES

first_imgThe Club are holding a Family Fun Day this Sunday 25th September 2011 @ 2pm at our grounds Páirc na nGael, Glebe. The Fun Day starts at 2pm with athletics and on to loads of Novelty events  including Puc Fada, Kic Fada, Penalty Competition, Spud and Spoon,3 Legged,Sack,Wheelbarrow and Family Relay races. Other Novelty events include the popular Stocks, Wellie and Horseshoe Throwing, Lucky Dip, Clothes Line Challenge and Face Painting.Barbecue and Refreshments served. Under 5’s Play area. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission free. Nominal charges for events. Everyone is welcome.Our Minor team continued their good run in the championship with a comprehensive victory over Buncrana in Scarvey on Friday evening last. Our forwards were sharper on the night and overall a good team performance. A Speedy recovery to Peter Doherty and Keelan Boyce who both picked up injuries on the night. The team now advance to the Northern Final and County semi final. The Senior were defeated in the Junior championship playoff  in Milford on Saturday evening last. The experienced Downings outfit were excellent on the night and we wish them well for the rest of the championship. The Adult teams will have home games against Red Hughs this weekend. Details will be available at training.Gaels U12 hurlers were narrowly defeated in the “C” final last Thursday. In a competitive match, Aodh Rua proved physically strong although Gaels battled hard to the end. Well done to all players who competed in the league matches. U13 training Tues 6.30pm U13 gaelic team were beaten by St. Eunan’s in the league. Next match is Termon at home next weekend. Training on Wed 6.30pmBeidh an comórtas Scór ar siúl gan mhoill. An bhfuil suim agat páirt a ghlacadh? The Annual Scór Competition will take place soon and we would love to hear from anyone interested in taking part. Entrants must be under 16 and categories include solo/group singing,recitation,drama,instrumental group,quiz and Irish Dancing. Following on from last year’s competition we would like to have as many entries from our club as possible. If you would like to take part or help out with year’s Scór competition please contact our  Oifigeach na Gaeilge  Stephen Doherty or Scór Co-ordinator Maura Bn.Uí Bhaoill. Check our website letterkennygaels.Donegal.gaa.ie for all club details. Lotto results for week-ending the 18th September No’s drawn were 6,10,17,18 Match 3 winner was  Letterkenny.Jackpot next week is 1,250 Euro.GAA: LETTERKENNY GAELS GAA NOTES was last modified: September 20th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

MINISTER PROMISES TO REVIEW DONEGAL SCHOOL TRANSPORT CHARGES – BUT NOT UNTIL NEXT YEAR

first_imgThe Junior Minister at the Department of Education and Skills has promised to review the controversial school bus charges for Donegal next year.Ciaran Cannon was in Letterkenny this morning where he was met by more than 150 protesters angry at the new proposed transport charges.Under the new plans, schoolchildren living less than 3.2 kms from rural schools will have to pay €200 per child per year while those outside that zone will have to pay €50 each. The Minister was due to meet deputations from five different schools across Donegal who are fuming at the new charges.Dozens of children waved placards with some reading ‘Don’t Make our children cannon fodder.’Spokesman for the Glenswilly School Transport Emergency Committee, Cathal Quinn, said the Government has mounted a vicious assault not only on children but also on every parish community.“Minister Cannon is like some latter day Dick Turpin who has issued the ultimatum – your money or your children’s lives. “Rural Ireland must rise with us and the people of Leitrim, Sligo, Roscommon and elsewhere must take a stand against this penalty,” he said.Mr Quinn called on both Deputy Joe McHugh and Senator Jimmy Harte to make their views on the school bus charges known to the public of Donegal.The Minister said a Bus Eireann survey had shown the new charges affect just 5% of pupils.However angry parents in Donegal said their own survey had found that up to 45% of pupils in schools like Glenswilly will be affected.After meeting with the Minister for more than an hour, the deputations revealed that Minister Cannon will look at the charges again for the next school year in 2012. Teacher Geraldine Galligan, who was also part of the delegation to the Minister, said they now had to take the Minister at his word.“He did listen and he seemed genuinely concerned about our plight. He has told us he will review the situation for the next year.“We probably have to accept that now and take the Minister at his word. But we will be here again next year if he is not true to his word,” she warned.Letterkenny Town Mayor Gerry McMonagle said he hoped the Minister’s visit was not simply a talking exercise to ‘fob’ off parents and teachers. “The amount of protesters here today shows that parents are simply at the end of their tether. They cannot afford any more charges.“These are decent people who only want the best for their children and this Minister is slapping a penalty on them because they live in rural Ireland.“He has said he will review the charge and I hope now that he is true to his word and that he is not simply fobbing these people off,” he said.EndsMINISTER PROMISES TO REVIEW DONEGAL SCHOOL TRANSPORT CHARGES – BUT NOT UNTIL NEXT YEAR was last modified: July 12th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Glenswilly National SchoolMINISTER CIARAN CANNONlast_img read more

Over 90 young people enjoy fun-filled learning initiative

first_imgOver 90 young Donegal people have enjoyed taking part in a unique project aimed at understanding diversity, team-building and community relations.The ‘Every Story Matters Project’ was launched by Donegal County Council back in February. Three groups, from Scoil Mhuire in Buncrana, The Royal and Prior School in Raphoe and the Chance Project run by Inishowen Development Partnership have participated to date. Over 90 young people aged between 14-24 have benefited from learning about subjects such as Conflict resolution, mediation training and understanding diversity.This exciting initiative is supported by the EU’s PEACE IV Programme and managed by the SEUPB. Match-funding for this project has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development in Ireland. The initial groups having completed 30 hours training with the facilitators all recently came together for three fun filled sessions at the Inish Adventures’ facility in Moville to embark on team building workshops and exercises. In addition to being an action packed few days, many new friendships were made.Teachers Kathy-Anne Gibson (Royal and Prior), Caolan Mc Gonigle (Scoil Mhuire) and Youth Development officer Gary Duffy (IDP) alongside Every Story Matters Tutor Stephen Friel and some ParticipantsAccording to Katrina Mc Gonigle the Transition Year Co-ordinator at Scoil Mhuire in Buncrana:‘The programme has been highly beneficial to our students – they learned so much from Stephen and Michael the facilitators, who always made sure the workshops were interactive. In particular our students were really pleased to have met and learned from a Syrian refugee who is now resident and working in Donegal – hearing his story first hand and being able to ask him questions really brought the challenges of refugees’ home to our students in a way that cannot be done by simply reading about it. The students also gained an insight into the Muslim faith which dispelled many preconceived stereotypes they had held.”Every Story Matters Participants enjoying the team Kayaking in MovilleKathy-Anne Gibson, the teacher in charge of the Transition Year student group from the Royal and Prior in Raphoe highlighted the engagement the group had with Richard Moore. “Richard’s story was truly inspirational, having lost his sight as a ten-year-old in tragic circumstances, Richard spoke to our students about living with a disability, forgiveness and the work he continues to do as the founder and director of the Children in Crossfire Charity. He was happy to address all the questions the students had about living with his disability and indeed meeting with, and forgiving, the soldier who fired the shot that blinded him. Every Story Matters project really forced our students to think outside the box, Stephen and Michael challenged the students about how they viewed themselves and other people in a fun and safe environment.”The programme teaches participants empathy and understanding through participation in workshops, simulation exercises, field trips and interactions with guest speakers. Participants in Donegal are taught to embrace diversity and to gain a greater understanding of the challenges existing in the modern world and how to overcome these challenges.Gary Duffy the Youth Development Officer with IDP suggested that his group from the Chance Project benefited most from the trip to Derry to visit the Free Derry Museum and the Apprentice Boys Museum.Gary said: “Whilst many participants on the Chance Project had a basic understanding of the troubles in NI and what had happened in Derry, the trip to visit the two museums really brought the participants a deeper understanding of the two respective cultures that exist in Derry and how differences can be put aside’”Local Consultancy practise, Friel Consulting, led by trained mediator Stephen Friel is the lead delivery partner. The team will be delivering workshops during 2019 to 150 young people throughout Donegal aged from 14-24. Spaces still exist for the next round of workshops and interested groups are encouraged to contact Stephen at info@frielconsulting.com Over 90 young people enjoy fun-filled learning initiative was last modified: June 18th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Every Story Matterspeace IVlast_img read more

Transfer gossip: Don Balon still linking Real with Hazard

first_imgSome of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea…Eden Hazard has been outstanding for club and countrySpanish media outlets continue to link Real Madrid with Chelsea star Eden Hazard.Hazard, who has been in sensational form this season, was widely tipped to join Real during the summer transfer window. Now Don Balon claim Real boss Julen Lopetegui wants the club to fight to sign Hazard rather than Neymar, who has been linked with a move to the Bernabéu from Paris St-Germain.Don Balon claimed several times during the summer that a deal had been agreed for Hazard to move to Real, when in fact no offer had been made.Chelsea still being linked with RamseyReports continue to claim Chelsea want Aaron Ramsey. [Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire]Chelsea have once again been linked with Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.There has been speculation over Ramsey’s future for some time as his contract at the Emirates Stadium is due to expire next summer.It has repeatedly been claimed that Chelsea are interested in signing the Wales international.And, despite the Blues’ wealth of midfield options, Ramsey has again been touted for a possible move to Stamford Bridge.The Daily Mirror say Ramsey’s contract talks have broken down completely and that Chelsea and Manchester United are among clubs keen on him.The newspaper say there is now no contract offer on the table for Ramsey and that Arsenal stand to lose him on a free transfer at the end of the season.Speculation over Cahill’s future continuesGary Cahill has suggested he might leave ChelseaSheffield Wednesday are the latest club to be linked with Gary Cahill.It follows reports that Aston Villa are interested in taking their former defender back to the club he began his career with.The Sun say both Villa and Wednesday are keen on Cahill but that he wants to stay in the Premier League.The newspaper also claim Manchester United’s former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is monitoring Cahill’s situation.Cahill recently said he would seek a move when the transfer window reopens in January if he is still being overlooked by Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoRome Hotels | Search AdsRome Hotels Might be Cheaper Than You ThinkRome Hotels | Search AdsUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more

What’s In the Nexus S Update?

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Google’s new flagship phone – the Nexus S running a stock version of Gingerbread (Android 2.3) – has just seen its first over-the-air update, pushed out to most device owners at some point yesterday. The update, which upgrades the phone to version 2.3.1 of the Android mobile operating system, is mostly bug fixes, or so reads the update description provided by Google. But it also includes the newest version of Google Maps (ver. 5.0) – the version that introduces 3D mode and offline features.If you haven’t received the update yet – don’t despair – it’s being pushed out on a rolling basis. There’s also a trick to force the phone to receive the update notification, if you just can’t wait: dial *#*#checkin#*#* on your phone.At only 1.9 MB, this update may not even be worth noting, except for one feature: the latest version of Google Maps.Google Maps 5.0Of course, if you’re like most early adopters (and really, who else has a Nexus S at this point?), you probably already went to the Android Market to grab the new version as soon as it was released, a date which coincided with the Nexus S’s launch, actually.But if you perhaps forgot about the new Google Maps, here’s a reminder: it does 3D! For over 100 cities worldwide, you can drag two fingers downward across the display to change the mapping perspective to a 3D mode. In this mode, buildings become tilted in an angled view. sarah perez Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Google#mobile#web Where avaialble, you can also enter into 3D mode from compass mode, the mode which shows you which direction you’re headed on a map.The other notable update included in Google Maps 5.0 is a feature which stores maps locally to your handset itself. This is useful for times when you’re in areas where there’s little to no cell coverage, but could also be handy when traveling. You could download the maps in advance or via Wi-FI, then shut your data connection off so as not to incur additional charges while roaming.Some Bugs Fixed, but Others CreatedIf you haven’t yet upgraded to the latest version of Maps, the Nexus S OTA update will have you excited. Otherwise, as far as we can tell, it’s minor bug fixes alone.According to early tests the update does not appear to address some of the phone’s known issues, like blurry/low resolution MMS messages, for example (believed to be a T-Mobile issue). It also appears to affect Swype, an add-on replacement keyboard app. Some people are reporting that Swype returns to a limited functionality mode and the way to fix this is to uninstall then reinstall the app. Although, in other cases, a reinstall didn’t appear to fix the issue either (let us know what your experience is.)However, other reports state that the update does address the slight browser lag issue which some users have experienced.If you’re looking for a full list of system files patched by 2.3.1, the XDA-Developers forum has the details here. Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

How AR Will Transform the Way We Use Our Smartphones

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Currently, augmented reality might seem to be nothing more than a curious novelty. People walking around with their eyes glued to their phones in attempts to catch a Pokémon have probably been the most newsworthy application of this otherwise much more promising technology. How will AR transform the way we use our smartphones?According to Statista, the market size of AR has been doubling every year, reaching $27 billion in 2018. Despite the number, this size is rather insignificant comparatively, making for just a quarter of the total mobile app revenue reported back in 2016.However, just like almost everything in the tech world these days, augmented reality is silently making significant leaps forward in terms of its practical value.Initially designed for headsets and wearables (think of the infamous Google Glass project).Now AR is finding its way into our smartphones. So let’s see how augmented reality is changing the mobile industry right now.The Nascent Grasp of AR on Mobile The volume of the global AR-enabled mobile app downloads is predicted to hit 3.3 billion, up from 1.03 billion in 2016. What has impeded AR adoption in the software development area so far, now seems to be falling away with the coming of ARKit by Apple and ARCore by Google.The AR adoption is now democratized for the technology for developers, and the result is to encourage more AR apps to spill onto the consumer market. Stats prove it: 86% of enterprise-level respondents expect their AR-centric products to be rolled out in by mid-2019.We now have AR maps by the Gatwick airport, home renovation cues from the likes of Lowes and Dulux and numerous try-on apps from retail brands.Various educational materials for both for corporate and academic use have helped expand AR – and that’s only scratching the surface. Home improvement is indeed one of the most welcoming domains for AR apps.For example, picture yourself trying to assemble a piece of flat-pack furniture. In most cases, you simply can’t comprehend the ingenuity of Swedish engineers and find yourself stuck. So instead of trawling through pages of user manuals or looking for help on obscure forums, you could use your phone to show you how to apply the screws correctly.Using your phone to show you how to put together a piece of furniture or hardware might sound like science fiction, but the technology already exists. For example, Adam Pickard’s AssembleAR allows you to import assembling manuals already created for all kinds of different flat-pack furniture and then have each step be demonstrated right in front of you.AR is also poised to create more engaging mobile experiences, and nowhere is it more desired than in mobile advertising. Now, let’s look at how AR is going to transform the way we see and interact with digital ads.Mobile Advertising Meets Augmented RealityThink of any single app that you currently use. Maybe there’s a social network app, some utility app with cooking tips and recipes, or just a third-party torchlight. They can come from various creators and app markets, but they are likely to have one thing in common: advertisements.Due to the rise of free, easily shareable content online, many companies have shifted away from the payment culture of “buy once, use forever.”The most profitable way to monetize apps these days is to release them for free but sell online inventory to advertisers instead. According to Invesp, companies spent $159 billion in 2018 on mobile ads, injecting them into everyday apps and experiences we enjoy.From ad breaks in YouTube videos to a banner ad for the newest racing game, companies are desperate to get your attention and hopefully make you buy and engage with their products.However, we are so saturated with content these days that it became almost impossible for brands to make their way through all the digital noise around us.The audience grew so reluctant to perceive digital ads that this condition has even got its own name, Banner Blindness. Apparently, according to scientific journals, this trend can be dated as far back as 1998.So, how do companies get around this? How can they ensure that their consumers don’t miss their advertisements and thus have a chance to consider their products?Augmented reality is the answer. It offers companies the opportunity to engage with their potential consumers in a whole new way.Instead of merely showing a viewer a flashy ad for a car, or a home appliance, or a garment, why not just literally show the viewer the advertised product in action? Thanks to AR, companies can allow their users actually to experience life-size products directly in front of them.For example, thanks to advanced 3D modeling, you could even get into a virtual car and take a look around. This isn’t sci-fi either as this is already happening. BMW has been testing out their new AR car advertisements using Snapchat, allowing users to place their dream car in their field of vision, shift it around and even peek through the windows.In general, Snapchat is a big game changer in AR-enabled advertising.This messaging app with fancy photo sharing and chatting features is currently leading this campaign into AR mobile advertising through its Lens Studio service. With Lens Studio, users can directly experience and fully visualize brands’ products through their camera, locating the products in the real world around them.AR developers from Iflexion have also begun experimenting with this, using AR technology to showcase retail brands alongside augmented media broadcasts and trade shows. All these emerging developments coupled with support from both advertisers and publishers show that mobile advertising – and marketing at large – is becoming the home to AR applications.The New Engagement FrontierAR shows the potential for being useful and valuable in numerous fields. It is an absolute fact that the real transformation of the mobile industry through AR will be in advertising.For any company looking to generate more public awareness or push through a particular product, AR technology offers new audience engagement opportunities. AR is still in its nascent stage, so the wow-effect is guaranteed for brands taking this route to win their customers’ attention.Such one-on-one, highly interactive ads have the potential to create an individual visual and audial experience for everyone, thus creating a truly personalized relationship. That is how, although it might have started as a gimmick, AR is rapidly turning into the technology that can utterly transform the mobile industry forever. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#AR#mobile app development Tatyana Shavel Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tatyana Shavel is a VR/AR Technology Analyst at Iflexion. She works in the intersection of business and technology exploring the practical use of augmented and virtual reality for smarter business and a better world. AI is Not the Holy Grail of Sales, at Least Not…last_img read more

Darjeeling unrest: Four additional companies of CRPF to be deployed

first_imgAlso Read Bengal thinkers urge Modi to end Darjeeling unrest Four additional companies of CRPF are being sent to maintain aw and order in Darjeeling and Kalimpong which have been hit by the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland, the Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court.The government told a three-judge bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra that 11 CRPF companies are already deployed in Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts and a decision has been taken to send four more companies to ensure the safety of citizens and maintain law and order there.Attorney General K K Venugopal told the bench, which also comprised A M Khanwilkar and M M Shantanagoudar, that the Calcutta High Court has on Friday asked the government to deploy four additional companies of CRPF there and they are sending additional paramilitary forces there.The bench made it clear that the 11 companies which are already deployed there and the four additional companies shall be utilised by the West Bengal government only for the purpose of maintaining law and order in the two districts.The bench also asked the authorities to ensure smooth movement of traffic and safety and security of passengers travelling in vehicles on the National Highway-10, the sole road link connecting West Bengal’s Siliguri with Sikkim.“Needless to say, the citizens of these areas must understand that sustenance of law and order and living in peace is the hallmark of progressive civilisation and therefore, they shall also see that free flow of life is not in anyway disturbed or affected,” the bench said.HC directiveIn a separate develpment, the Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the Centre to provide four additional companies of CRPF within 48 hours in Darjeeling to quell violence in the hills.A division bench comprising acting Chief Justice Nishita Mhatre and Justice T. Chakraborty directed the Centre to provide the forces from the CRPF in addition to 11 companies of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) already deployed there.The court also directed the state government to provide additional forces from its own resources in order to bring back normalcy in the hills, where an indefinite bandh demanding separate statehood has been going on for the last one month.Arson in the hillsEarlier in the day, a Railway Protection Force office, a police outpost and a state-run library were set on fire in the Darjeeling hills as the indefinite strike demanding a separate State entered its 30th day on July 14, 2017, police said. Internet services remained suspended for the 27th day on July 14, 2017.The RPF office in Kurseong and a police outpost in Sukhiapokhri were set afire in the early hours of the morning while the state-run library in Mirik sub-division was reduced to ashes by pro-Gorkhaland supporters on Thursday night, a police official said.The Army continues to be deployed in Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Sonada.The Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee (GMCC) decided to postpone its fast-unto-death programme from July 15, 2017 due to the upcoming presidential elections.center_img  “We have decided to postpone the programme of fast-unto- death as presidential elections are nearby. We’ll take a call on it at our next all-party meeting on July 18,” a GMCC member told PTI.The 30-member GMCC represents all hill based parties, including the GJM, the GNLF and the JAP.last_img read more