Adityanath cracks whip on latecomers

first_imgFollowing reports of Noida Authority staff allegedly not reaching office on time, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday sought the employee details of both Noida and Greater Noida Authorities.Mr. Adityanath also ordered that 73 employees of the Noida Authority, who had not been marking themselves present on biometric machine, be marked absent for the corresponding days. He also ordered that their salaries be deducted.Noida and Greater Noida Authority CEO Deepak Agarwal confirmed this. “The Chief Minister has asked for details such as the employees’ income, assets, ranks, tenure, departments, etc. While 40% of the staff members in the Greater Noida Authority have submitted their details, employees of the Noida Authority are yet to file the same,” said Mr. Agarwal.Plugging corruptionSoon after assuming office on March 19, Mr. Adityanath had directed Ministers and top officials to provide details of their income and assets within 15 days. He had said rooting out corruption in government offices was his main agenda. However, a majority of the officials failed to adhere to the deadline of April 7.Mr. Agarwal further said that to improve work culture in the authorities, he had asked the employees to mark their attendance on biometric machines. Failure to comply with the order would amount to strict action, he added.The Noida Authority had on March 23 installed biometric machines to crack down on employees who would reach office late. The Noida Authority’s offices are located in sectors 6, 5, 19 and 39. According to rules, the employees must reach office by 9:30 a.m. and not leave before 5 p.m. The two authorities work for five days a week. ‘30% staff absent’“During an inspection, I found that around 30% of the staff was absent. Whoever reaches office after 9:30 a.m. will be marked absent,” said Mr. Agarwal.Earlier, every employee had to sign on an attendance sheet. However, many would sign the sheet in the month-end. With the introduction of biometric attendance, the flaw was exposed. Explanation sought“We have also sought an explanation from those who were not present at 9:30 a.m.,” the CEO said.“If they will fail to furnish a satisfactory reply, we will take action against them. If absent employees are repeatedly absent, we will take departmental action against them,” he added.last_img read more

Ben Simmons ready to play for Australia’s Boomers

first_imgCatholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Warriors ride Stephen Curry’s hot hand, take Game 1 vs Trail Blazers View comments Simmons was criticized in Philadelphia for his lack of impact in the playoffs.pic.twitter.com/Rld2p2XEEYFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics— Ben Simmons (@BenSimmons25) May 15, 2019 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuecenter_img PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) passes the ball as Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) and teammate Fred VanVleet (23) look on during first half NBA Eastern Conference semifinal action in Toronto on Sunday, May 12, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)SYDNEY — Ben Simmons is set to play for Australia after confirming in an online video “I’m going to be a Boomer for the upcoming events.”Simmons’ NBA season ended when his Philadelphia 76ers were knocked out of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Kawhi Leonard’s Game 7-ending buzzer-beater for Toronto.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The NBA All-Star didn’t specify his list of upcoming events in the video he posted on Twitter — telling his followers to stay tuned — but it’s widely expected he’ll join the likes of Patty Mills, Andrew Bogut and Matthew Dellavedova in Australia’s squad for the FIBA World Cup which starts Aug. 31 in China.Australia’s Boomers have never finished higher than fourth in the World Cup or Olympics but are growing in confidence with an increasing number of players in the NBA.The Boomers are scheduled to play two warmups against the World Cup champion U.S. team in Melbourne, Australia, on Aug. 22 and 24.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportlast_img read more

Virat Kohli calls Mumbai ‘home of cricket in India’, fans gratified

first_imgMumbai’s redemption with Virat Kohli is complete. Three seasons after they booed him for being a ‘I mean business’ opponent against Mumbai Indians in an IPL game at the Wankhede, fans are now going gaga over the Indian skipper for making them proud. (Virat Kohli 235, R Ashwin 12/167 give India historic series win over England)”We are proud to have a captain who is the best in the world. I will never forget the shots he played against England in this match,” said Nitin, a Test match regular in Mumbai.The local merchandise sellers could not thank Kohli enough for boosting their business. “Generally for a Test match we don’t sell much. But this time everyone wanted to buy a Virat Kohli t-shirt before going in for the match,” said one. (Beating England not as easy as it looked: Virat Kohli)We spotted a couple of English fans wearing Kohli jerseys and when asked if they had switched sides, one of them replied: “We are England fans but we are soaking in the atmosphere. You have the best batsman in the world. On a track England found difficult to survive on, he scored 235 without any trouble.”Kohli on his part, has done enough to win fans over from this part of the country by paying them the ultimate compliment.At the post-match presentation ceremony, Kohli said: “The way the crowd came out and supported us, it gave us the energy to push through the tough moments in what is the home of cricket in India.” (Virat Kohli one of the batting greats of our generation: Alastair Cook)advertisementKohli remembered how his team had let their supporters down in Mumbai twice before against England in 2006 and 2012. “I was telling Ashwin while taking the victory lap, this is the ground, where the last time we played England, that we lost our momentum and lost the series mentally,” he said.Close to capacity crowds came in to watch Kohli bat through the course of his eight-hour gem. By taking a victory lap around the ground acknowledging their support, Team India has more than made up for the losses in the past.And Virat Kohli with his batting artistry and heartfelt gratitude, has forged his own special bond with the city.last_img read more