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first_imgThe United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) recently released its 2019 report on the concluding observations on Guyana where it outlined several recommendations to address the issue of discrimination against Indigenous women across the country.Members of an Indigenous dance troupe during heritage celebrationsThese recommendations come in light of a shadow report, which was submitted to the Committee by the South Rupununi District Council (SRDC) during the Committee’s 73rd session held in Geneva earlier this year. In this report presented by SRDC representative Immaculata Casimero, the local council recognised the Government’s implementation of programmes for women’s development as an important step; however, it pointed out that the Government’s efforts often did not reach Indigenous communities. It further made mention of the issues affecting Indigenous women and girls within the territory as well as issues affecting women nationally.As such, the UN Committee had incorporated the SRDC’s concerns and recommendations in the finalising of its report, and, therefore, called on the Government of Guyana to amend its laws to guarantee the rights of Indigenous women and girls, but overall the people.Some of the main law amendments recommended by the CEDAW are: (1) Carry out nationwide education awareness-raising campaigns, including in Indigenous languages and on the local radio, about the risks and criminal nature of trafficking as well as the available support services.(2) Expedite the approval of amendments to the Sexual Offences Act and create dedicated sections and/or time slots for the treatment of sexual offences in courts in the hinterland, including in mobile courts.(3) Guarantee the consultation of rural and Amerindian women and girls in the development and implementation of policy and legislative measures, including through organisations representing them, and district and village councils.(4)Amend the Amerindian Act (2006) and other relevant laws, using a gender-sensitive approach, with a view to ensuring that the rights of Amerindian communities to their lands, territories and resources are fully recognised and protected, in accordance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and take targeted measures to improve access for women, especially Indigenous women and women with disabilities to the formal employment sector, among others.Meanwhile in a statement to the media earlier on Monday, the SRDC has stated that it welcomes the Concluding Observations on Guyana by the UN Committee, noting that the document was timely and incorporated many of the SRDC’s recommendations for Government action to address discrimination against Indigenous women.Additionally, the SRDC urges the Government of Guyana to respect its treaty obligations, to implement the recommendations made by CEDAW, and to work collectively with the SRDC, other Indigenous representative institutions, and Indigenous Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to ensure that Indigenous women can fully enjoy the rights recognised under CEDAW.last_img read more

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first_imgHead Coach Gary Alexander says despite the three game losing streak he has confidence in the team to get things turned around.“We’ve had three losses in a row and we’ve rebounded with pretty good games after we’ve been down a couple earlier this year so I don’t expect anything else,” he says. “You need to have downs in order to have ups so we’re not really disappointed in anything at this moment. Hopefully we rebound again quick or things will change.”Alexander points to slow starts as the main reason for the team dropping their last three games.- Advertisement -“We’ve started poorly in all three of them and it’s bit us. We’ve always come back to a certain extent in later parts of the game,” he explains. “They know what they’re doing; they know they’re capable of beating these teams, it’s not like they don’t know they can’t.”Daimon Derouin is expected to start in goal tonight for the Huskies after Travis McLean got the last start over the weekend in Fairview.Tonight’s game can be heard live on Moose FM with the pregame show at 7:45, and the opening faceoff at 8 p.m.Advertisement After tonight’s game, the Huskies return home for a big tilt on Friday night as they take on the Grande Prairie JDA Kings at 8 p.m at the North Peace Arena.last_img read more

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first_img 4 “I remember the great Alfredo Di Stefano [the Real Madrid legend, former player and coach], he used to tell me that a great coach could never complain about referees, injuries, bad luck or any other circumstance – that was reserves for the mediocres.“That was very self-explanatory about what a great coach must do.“It’s clear that Mourinho is having many problems, even I’m sure among his followers. Maybe they don’t understand what he’s doing or what he’s saying.“And on top of that – the results.“When you win, everything can be acceptable. But when you’re losing, and when you’re coaching a team so great as United, then fans can be disappointed and at the start of the season with only three points out of nine – that can be a problem.“I don’t know what the owners think about that, but of course they must be worried.” Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho appears ‘obsessed with staining his legacy’ as one of the world’s greatest football coaches, according to former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon.If reports are to be believed, Mourinho seems close to losing another high-profile job after a miserable summer for United has been followed by a dreadful start to the Premier League season. Jose Mourinho reacts following Monday’s 3-0 defeat to Spurs at Old Trafford 4 Mourinho left Real Madrid in 2013 after falling out with a number of the club’s high-profile players And with latest reports claiming Mourinho is now one defeat away from the sack, Calderon says it’s ‘a pity’ how Mourinho’s self-destructive behaviour is now eclipsing shelf after shelf of titles he has collected during his career.“Undeniably his track record speaks for itself, it’s the one of a winner and a very successful coach – and because of that he could have had the football world at his feet, in my opinion,” the former Real Madrid told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Wednesday.“But it appears he’s obsessed with staining it with so many controversies and problems.“And then he blames the world for everything when he loses.“It’s a pity.“His track record is very, very difficult to get and it’s something he is now staining continuously. The Red Devils have claimed just three points from a possible nine, losing against Brighton and Tottenham, with the Portuguese boss suffering the worst start to a league campaign in his managerial career.And there’s a very real sense of déjà vu as, like in his previous sour exits from Real Madrid and Chelsea, the ‘Special One’ seems at odds with his players and the club hierarchy, and has again lashed out at the press.High-profile spats with Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial aside, he has been accused of destroying his players’ confidence with his comments about needing new players this summer, together with his evident frustration that the club failed to land his targets.That’s hardly a vote of confidence for the stars already at his disposal, and their performances in their opening three league games are perhaps an indication of the overall mood at Old Trafford. 4 Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has been strongly linked as a possible replacement for Mourinho, should the Portuguese boss leave this season.Fresh from winning a third straight Champions League title, the France legend is said to be seeking a new challenge, and wants to take his career to the Premier League for the first time.Asked if the World Cup winner has what it takes to take the reins at United, Calderon added: “Zidane? He’s proven to be a very successful coach too.“No other coach has won three Champions League’s in a row…“I don’t know, they are different leagues, different competitions, different style of playing football, the Premier league is completely different to any other league and very different to the Spanish LaLiga.”Listen back to Ramon Calderon on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above! Could Zidane replace Mourinho as Manchester United manager? Manchester United players look dejected during their 3-0 defeat to Tottenham 4last_img read more

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first_imgPatrick says ’embrace your curls.’Curly hair has the reputation for being one of the hardest types of hair to manage because it is naturally drier, more affected by humidity, more prone to split ends and breakage.In fact simply trying to brush it can lead to some serious frizz!That’s why so often curly hair gets straightened with a flat iron! But the team at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing love curls and would like to share how to make the most of them.Embrace your natural curl and put that flat iron away! Don’t Force the HairCurly hair is delicate so is best to let the hair be free. A taming cream can keep the curls nourished and adding a light mousse such as Wella Eimi Boost Bounce will provide hold and definition to the curl.ConditionerConditioning curly hair is so important because it stops the lower half of the hair from appearing dry and frizzy. The curlier the hair, the longer it takes for natural oils to travel from the scalp to the ends so adding moisture in the shower by using a good quality conditioner is a good idea. Wella’s SP Hydrate range works really well adding much needed moisture to dry hair without weighing the hair down. Apply to mid-lengths and ends for best results.Style Your Hair When It Is Sopping Wet Don’t be tempted to towel dry curly hair when you get out of the shower! Prevent frizz and stickiness by applying your styling products straight away on wet hair…even before you get out of the shower! Use your fingers to rake products through from roots to ends, then scrunch and squeeze upward toward the scalp. Then dry with a diffuser.If You Must Use a StraightenerAlways apply a heat protection spray beforehand such as Wella Thermal Image to minimize any damage. Use temperature controlled straightening irons; such as the Wella Pro Style Iron- if your hair isn’t thick then turn down the temperature, you don’t need it on maximum.Never Blow- Dry Without A Diffuser!A regular nozzle disrupts the curl pattern and focuses hot air on one section at a time, while a diffuser dries curls evenly for a full, uniform look. After applying a heat-protecting product, flip your head upside down and diffuse right at the roots and mid-length. Make sure that the hair is completely dry to lock in volume. Get A Dry Cut!Curly dry hair and curly wet hair are very different things. Curls retract significantly when dry; some pieces may coil tightly, while others hang a bit looser. A dry cut won’t spring any surprises—you’ll know exactly how every strand will fall.Sometimes naturally curly hair can just ooze femininity!PATRICK GILDEA’S HAIR TIP – NATURALLY CURLY HAIR MADE EASY was last modified: October 22nd, 2015 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:hair tipsPatrick Gildealast_img read more

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first_imgThe scarecrow didn’t know what he was asking for.  Look what Steven E. Hyman of Harvard says about the human brain and nervous system in the 8 March 2005 issue of Current Biology:1The nervous system processes sensory information and controls behavior by performing an enormous number of computations.  These computations occur both within cells and between cells, but it is intercellular information processing, involving complex neural networks, that provides the nervous system with its remarkable functional capacity.  The principal cells involved in information processing are neurons, of which there are hundreds, if not thousands of individual cell types based on morphology, location, connectivity and chemistry.  In addition to neurons, the other major kind of cell in the nervous system is the glia, which play critical support roles, but which are increasingly seen to function in some aspects of information processing. [See 06/17/2003, 03/27/2001 and 01/29/2001 entries.]    To provide some idea of the magnitude of the information processing capacity of the human brain, its 1011 neurons make, on average, about 1000 connections or synapses, at which communication occurs with other neurons.  The range of synapses per cell is very large; the Purkinje cells of the cerebellum may receive 100,000 contacts from input cells.  Overall the human brain may contain between 1014 and 1015 synaptic connections.2    The diverse chemical substances that carry information between neurons are called neurotransmitters.  Otto Loewi discovered the first neurotransmitter in 1926 when he demonstrated that acetylcholine carried a chemical signal from the vagus nerve to the heart that slowed the cardiac rhythm.  Since that time, more than one hundred substances and a far larger number of receptors have been implicated in synaptic transmission…. Because of the remarkably diverse effects of neurotransmitter-mediated signaling at the receptor and post-receptor levels, the number of neurotransmitters, as large as it is, vastly understates the complexity of signaling in the brain. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)Another article on EurekAlert announced that some neurons appear able to transmit three separate signals at the same time.  Hyman has a lot to say about information and signal processing, but not much about evolution.  For instance, he says:The subtlety and complexity of the brain’s outputs, along with its ability to change in response to new information, is supported by a rich set of mechanisms for cell-cell communication involving at an anatomical level, intricate but plastic [i.e., adaptable] local connections, larger scale neural circuits and overlying global regulatory systems; and at the chemical level, a large number of neurotransmitters with highly diverse mechanisms for decoding their informational content.In another paragraph he says, “Neurons are specialized to receive, process, and transmit information,” and describes how this is done chemically as well as electrically.  When it comes to explaining where this information came from, and how all this information processing complexity arose, he mentions the word evolution only once.  Because it is observed that some neurotransmitters serve multiple functions and are hard to classify, he concludes, “Unfortunately for those scientists with an intense need for simple classifications, evolution was a tinkerer that has reused signaling molecules to different effect in many different contexts.”1Steven E. Hyman, “Magazine: Neurotransmitters,” Current Biology, Volume 15, Issue 5, 8 March 2005, Pages R154-R158, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2005.02.037.2Dr. Walter T. Brown has calculated that this number vastly exceeds the number of all the electrical connections in all the appliances, computers and electronic devices on earth.This article was so good until we hit the E word, we were going to really praise it to the hilt.  Forget his stupid last sentence for a moment and think of all that complexity working for you right now.  Think of all those connections – 100,000 per cell in some cases, all connected to neighboring cells not in a haphazard manner, but with purpose.  The proof is that it works: here you are, seeing, reading and thinking, while all this unfathomable amount of information processing going on inside that little 3-pound jelly-like mass in your skull.  Hyman seems almost beside himself describing the wonder of it, as he rightly should feel.  How on earth can he say this arrived by mindless, purposeless processes of evolution?  There is no way in a million universes that level of information could arise by chance, even from an ape-like ancestor (see 12/30/2004 entry), let alone from a primordial soup (see online book).    “Evolution was a tinkerer,” he claims, thus personifying the favorite little Darwin Party goddess and proving that not even an evolutionist can be a consistent atheist.  Now we know who their ding-a-ling goddess is.  She gets the gong for her hopelessly inadequate impersonation of an intelligent designer.  It’s Tinker Bell.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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first_imgAfter 31-year-old Zac Vawter lost part of his leg in a motorcycle accident, a team of doctors set out to create a new kind of prosthetic limb: one whose motions he could manipulate with his mind, by “flexing” a foot that was no longer there. The method is similar to one already tried in people who have lost an arm: The doctors at Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago removed nerves from damaged muscle in Vawter’s amputated leg and connected them to hamstring muscle in his thigh, which had been left intact. When Vawter imagined moving his missing lower leg, his thoughts caused various contraction patterns in the upper leg that remained. Electrodes stuck onto his skin picked up the signals and relayed them to sensors on the prosthesis (above), which interpreted how he wanted to move. The outcome, described today in The New England Journal of Medicine, wasn’t perfect. Vawter occasionally stumbled, but he was able to walk safely outside, climb down stairs, and kick a ball. The authors note that there are still challenges to refining the technique, in part because the electrodes can get uncomfortable.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

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first_imgVarious organisations in Assam welcomed the Supreme Court’s order extending the deadline for publishing the final NRC to August 31 and turning down the request of the Centre and Assam government to conduct 20% sample re-verification of listed names in the districts bordering Bangladesh and 10% in the other districts on Tuesday.In a joint statement, the Assam State Jamiat and All-Assam Minority Students’ Union (AAMSU) said that the SC foiled a conspiracy of the BJP to delay the publication of the NRC.“People have undergone a lot of misery in proving their citizenship by being forced to visit NRC service centres in faraway places. Re-verification would have made these people suffer again,” AAMSU president Rezaul Karim Sarkar said. “The extension is appreciated since people in flood-affected areas could not go to the NRC centres to settle claims and verify documents. Besides, NRC State Coordinator Prateek Hajela had said he would publish the final list in two phases if time was not extended. It is good that with a month’s time, the final NRC will be published at one go,” State Jamiat president Maulana Mustaq Anfar said.Dipanka Kumar Nath, president of All-Assam Students’ Union, said they trusted the Supreme Court, which has been monitoring the NRC exercise, to take steps for ensuring an error-free NRC. We respect the apex court’s decision and believe it will help keep genuine citizens in and illegal migrants out.” He said the Centre and State’s plea for re-verification was redundant as more than 20% reverification had been done during the past few months.The Assam Public Works, an NGO that had filed a petition seeking 100% re-verification said what mattered was the satisfaction of the court about the NRC groundwork.“The NRC State Coordinator satisfied the court that they have already done 28% reverification of the applicants during the process of claims and objections and that the name of not a single immigrant has been included in the draft. The court is happy that no Bangladeshi figures in the NRC,” the NGO’s president Aabhijeet Sarma said.last_img read more

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first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA People and The Daily Mail, citing unnamed sources, have reported that about 250 guests will be invited to the ceremony at the Contemporary Arts Center in the Big Easy.The Daily Mail said the wedding planning has been shrouded in secrecy and guests would not learn the details until Thursday morning.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt said the event would cost more than $1 million and guests would be asked not to bring their cell phones because an exclusive photo deal has been signed with Vogue.Williams, 36, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, and Ohanian, 34, welcomed their first child, daughter Alexis Olympia, on September 1. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Lions go for the kill They announced their engagement in December after meeting in 2015 in Rome.Williams won this year’s Australian Open while pregnant, and is expected to defend her title in Melbourne in 2018 — just four-and-a-half months after giving birth to her baby girl. /cbb MOST READ Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion WWII veteran celebrates 110th birthday in New Orleans PLAY LIST 01:53WWII veteran celebrates 110th birthday in New Orleans00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img Serena Williams and Lynda Carter pose backstage at Glamour’s 2017 Women of The Year Awards at Kings Theatre on November 13, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York. AFPWASHINGTON, United States — Tennis superstar Serena Williams is used to hoisting trophies, but on Thursday, it looks like she’ll be carrying a wedding bouquet.Music royalty Beyonce and Jay Z, along with actress Eva Longoria are among the A-listers reportedly convening in New Orleans for Williams’ wedding to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgSunrisers Hyderabad innings Sunrisers Hyderabad innings David Warner* c Miller b Sandeep Sharma59 Shikhar Dhawan c ?Naik b Dhawan 45 Aditya Tare run out (Miller/?Naik) 0 Eoin Morgan c Vohra b Sharma 25 Deepak Hooda run out (Miller) 5 MC Henriques not out 5 NV Ojha? not out 2 Extras(W-5) 5Total (For 5 wickets in 17.5 overs) 146 Fall of wickets: 1-90, 2-90, 3-115, 4-139, 5-139.Bowling: Sandeep Sharma 4-0-30-1, KJ Abbott 3-0-34-0, GJ Maxwell 2-0-16-0, MM Sharma 3-0-20-1, R Dhawan 4-0-35-1, AR Patel 1.5-0-11-0. PTI ATK ATKlast_img read more

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first_imgMumbai, Jun 29 (PTI) The Congress in Maharashtra today demanded a white paper on the Road Transport Department, saying that while the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari had made announcement of road projects worth lakhs of rupees, budget outlay for his ministry was only Rs 97,000 crore. “Nitin Gadkari is in the habit of presenting big dreams with big amounts. His dream projects are fantastic but never become reality. He had promised to start an amphibian bus in Mumbai which never started. He spoke about an underground highway from Mumbai to Surat, but it too was a day-dream,” state Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said. “The total estimated cost of the projects announced by Nitin Gadkari during this year is Rs 12 lakh crore and his departments outlay in Union budget is just Rs 97,000 crore. Budget allocation for road development is Rs 40,000 crore,” Sawant said. Therefore, he should explain where from the funds will come, or the NDA Government should publish a white paper on Gadkaris ministry, Sawant said. PTI MM KRK RGlast_img read more