In Tripura, CPI(M) wants polls in Feb.

first_imgThe ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Tripura has urged the Election Commission to hold the Assembly elections in early February. The party made the demand in a memorandum placed before Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain, who was leading a four-member team to the State to oversee poll preparations.The main Opposition, the Bharatiya Janata Party, in its submission to the team, did not press for a specific time for elections but requested the Commission to ensure an extensive revision of the electoral rolls to delete bogus voters. The term of the present Assembly will expire in February next.last_img read more

Bengal to draw up vision plan

first_imgThe West Bengal Cabinet on Wednesday decided to draw up a ‘Vision 10 and Vision 20’ plan for better performance and development in various fields in the next 10 to 20 years, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.“We will plan for 10 years and 20 years because if there is no proper planning, then there will be situations like the recent collapse of bridges. The Finance Department with the help of the Statistics and Planning Department will work on this,” she added.last_img

Rice U expert available to discuss Paris terrorist act

first_imgShareEXPERT ALERTDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.edu Rice U. expert available to discuss Paris ‘terrorist act’ HOUSTON – (Jan. 7, 2015) – Rice University political scientist Richard Stoll is available to comment on the apparent terrorist attack on the offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo in which 12 people have been reported dead. FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis Richard Stoll photo courtesy Rice UniversityStoll, the Albert Thomas Chair in Political Science and scholar at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, said, “Although we know few details, the history of Charlie Hebdo certainly suggests that this was done in retaliation for their satire. “This was a particularly bold act, but the videos of it should facilitate French authorities with tracking down the perpetrators.”Stoll has been quoted often by the news media about national and international security issues. Media wishing to interview Stoll should contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at david@rice.edu or 713-348-6327.Rice University has a VideoLink ReadyCam TV interview studio. ReadyCam is capable of transmitting broadcast-quality standard-definition and high-definition video directly to all news media organizations around the world 24/7.Watch Stoll on KRIV-TV, Fox 26 Houston, discussing the attack on Jan. 7. Follow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,920 undergraduates and 2,567 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just over 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life by the Princeton Review and for best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go here.last_img read more