first_img Comments   Share   Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Minnesota Vikings general manager Dominic Fratus selectedhighly-touted cornerback Morris Claiborne out of LSU.Claiborne was a projected top-five pick, but not manyexperts had him going third overall. The fourth and fifth picks were two big time playmakers incollege. The Cleveland Browns (represented by Bing Brown)nabbed running back Trent Richardson out of Alabama andOklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon was taken by theTampa Bay Buccaneers and their GM Jay Johnston. Four offensive impact players get taken off the board withthe top corner in the draft being the other selection inthe top five. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationcenter_img The following story is related to Doug & Wolf’s MockDraft, presented by Bud Light. The draft took placeWednesday at Talking Stick Resort as a precursor toThursday’s actual 2012 NFL Draft.There were no surprises at the top of the Doug & Wolf’s MockDraft as the Indianapolis Colts (represented by GMHeber Reed) and Washington Redskins (by Stephan Francois)took Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III with the top twoselections. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img

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first_imgColombo: Sri Lanka’s government will introduce five-year jail terms for those caught spreading fake news and hate speech on social media, the government said Wednesday, following a surge in online vitriol and disinformation after the Easter suicide attacks. The cabinet of ministers approved a proposal by the acting justice minister, which will also see offenders fined one million rupees (USD 5,715), the government said in a statement. It did not immediately release a definition of the two offences, but said the penal code will be amended to introduce the new penalties. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests’The move follows repeated government allegations that platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp have been used to spread online hate, in a country where ethnic divisions still linger after decades of war. Sri Lanka shut down internet access in March last year to prevent further violence when anti-Muslim mobs went on the rampage in the island nation’s central region, killing three people and destroying hundreds of homes, shops, vehicles and mosques. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in ChinaDuring the violence, mobs used social media platforms to organise attacks against minority groups. Sri Lankan social networks also saw a surge in fake news after the Easter suicide bombings that left 258 people dead and nearly 500 wounded. A nine-day ban on platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and WhatsApp was introduced following the Islamic State-claimed attacks on three churches and three hotels on April 21.last_img

first_imgKolkata: The 80th birth anniversary of RD Burman, one of the finest composer India has ever produced, was observed with great enthusiasm in Kolkata.The statue of RD Burman on Southern Avenue was garlanded in the morning by musicians. The programme was organised by Amit Kumar Fan Club. The statue is situated on the boulevard opposite Nazrul Mancha which is located close to South End Park where RD popularly known as Pancham was born to a musical family. His father was music composer and singer SD Burman and mother lyricist and singer Meera Dev Barma. India Post released a special cover to mark the occasion. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaIn the evening, Centre Stage organised Aati Rahengi Baharen, a musical programme featuring Javed Ali, Akriti Kakkar, Sudesh Bhosle and Sailaja among others at Nazrul Mancha. Shyam Sarkar and Cozmik Harmony hosted another musical programme titled Pyar Dewani Hota Hai featuring Jolly Mukherjee, Kishore Sodha, Franco Vaz and Sujoy Bhowmick among others at Deshpriya Park. In both the programmes, the vocalists presented some of the popular songs of RD Burman. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersFrom 1960 to 1990 RD had composed musical songs for 331 films. RD, Rajesh Khanna and Kishore Kumar became an immortal trio in Indian cinema with Pancham composing songs for 32 films. He had composed songs for 40 films where the hero was Rajesh Khanna. RD took lessons in sarod from Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and tabla from Samta Prasad. He was a brilliant harmonica and mouth-organ player and often took part in the orchestra of Salil Chowdhury whom he considered to be his musical guru. In the famous song Hai Apna Dil Tu Aawara composed by SD Barman and sung by Hemant Kumar in the feature film Solva Saal, the mouth organ was played by RD. He was the musical assistant in many popular films such as Chalti Ka Naam Gaddi, Kaggaz Ke Phool, Bandini, Teen Devian among others. In some of the all-time great music composed by him for feature films, which included Teesri Manzil, Pyar ka mausam, Yaadon ki baarat, Parichay, Andhi, Kati Patang, Aap ki Kasam and Sholay. RD was very close to poet and lyricist Gulzar and their friendship lasted till the untimely demise of RD Burman.last_img

first_imgLucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has transferred 26 IAS officers, including Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar. Late on Tuesday, Arvind Kumar was transferred to the Transport Department and Additional Chief Secretary (Information) Awanish Awasthi was given additional charge of the Home Department. Awasthi is now the Additional Chief Secretary of Information, Religious Works, Home, Intelligence, Visa, Passport, Jail Administration and Reforms and Vigilance Department. He also continues to hold the post of Chief Executive Office (CEO) of Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) and Uttar Pradesh State Highways Authority (UPSHA) . Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ However, he has been relieved from the posts of Additional Chief Secretary Tourism Department and the Managing Director (MD) of Uttar Pradesh Tourism. Navneet Sehgal, who is the Principal Secretary Khadi and Village Industries Department, has been given the additional charge of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Export Promotion. Deepak Trivedi is the new Chairman of Board of Revenue, and he succeeds Praveer Kumar who retires on July 31. Sudhir Bobde has been made the new Labour Commissioner. Jitendra Kumar who is the Principal Secretary (General Administration) has been given the additional charge of Principal Secretary, Tourism Department and MD of Uttar Pradesh Tourism.last_img

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