Trinamool Opposition unite for motion to maintain communal peace and harmony

first_imgKolkata: A motion was moved in the Assembly on Thursday unanimously by the ruling party and the opposition alike to maintain peace and harmony in the state and the country, in the face ofgrowing levels of intolerance against a particular community and the rising incidents of violence. During the discussion on the motion, several ministers of the state government and leaders of the opposition parties raised their concern in the House regarding the attack on the people belonging to the minority community. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThey also protested against the chanting of the slogan of Lord Ram while carrying out violence across the country. The motion will eventually be passed in the Assembly before being sent to the Centre through the state government. The state government will urge the Centre to take decisive steps to check the incidents of communal attack, in which people from a particular community are affected. State Parliamentary Affairs minister Partha Chatterjee criticised the Centre in the Assembly for dividing people along religious lines. “The BJP has been giving tacit support to fan religious fanaticism across the country, only to gain political advantage,” he said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”There have been attempts to divide the country along religious lines. A particular community has been incited against another by a political party to receive electoral benefits. Nationalism has taken a backseat due to relentless fanaticism in the country,” Chatterjee added. He also said: “We are not concerned due to the surge of a political party. In a Parliamentary democracy one party will form the government while another will be voted out. But the way the communal tension is going up across the country is a matter of worry for all of us. I may not like a particular person or a party but the battle must be fought politically, not setting aside the spirit of nationalism. After the Lok Sabha elections, around 40 incidents of violence have taken place in the state.” Chatterjee also criticised the Left MLAs in a subtle way, saying: “You are talking about communal harmony now. Before the Lok Sabha elections, you aligned yourselves with the party that spreads communal tension.” He urged all people cutting across their political allegiance to come forward and fight for the cause. While speaking in favour of the motion, state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim said that Lord Ram is a holy name but lynching people in the name of Lord Ram cannot be acceptable. It may be mentioned here that a Madrasa teacher was allegedly assaulted by a religious organisation, after he refused to chant ‘Jay Shree Ram’.last_img read more

Instagram launches on Windows Phone but runs into problems already

first_imgWINDOWS PHONE USERS have it tough. Developers tend to focus more on iOS and Android because there are more users there, meaning that it’s usually third in the list of developer priorities.This means that even the biggest apps take a while to make it over, even if they’ve been on other platforms for a while.Considering Instagram was launched on iOS in 2010, and has been on Android since April 2012, Windows Phone users have been waiting a long time for it to reach their phones, but it finally arrived last night.Except there were a few problems.Granted, it’s a beta version (Instagram even puts the word ‘beta’ in block caps just to get the point across) so there were always going to be flaws, but some of them were more jarring than others. The major problem was that there was no obvious way to take photos directly on the app, which led to rumours that you could only view photos on it.Instead, the app directs you to the phone’s camera roll where you can take a snap before returning to the app where you can then apply a filter and upload. It’s a roundabout method, but the end result is the same.A spokesperson told Business Insider that “You can add photos from your camera roll, but taking a photo with the in-app camera is not a capability as of now.”The second is that it doesn’t allow you to record videos on the app yet, despite the app’s description saying you can. This is something that will be included in a future update as Instagram gets used to the platform, but it will be disappointing to users that they won’t be able to upload videos yet.(Image: Instagram/Windows Phone)The mix-up and confusion isn’t terrible by any means, but it doesn’t help dispel the image that app developers don’t particularly care about the platform.This isn’t the first time a major app launch has caused headaches for Windows Phone. A similar thing happened back in April 2012 when Angry Birds Space launched on all smartphone platforms simultaneously except on WP. At the time, this was seen as a blow to the platform, but Rovio released a WP version later that year.Read: Watch: A smartphone app that can heal itself when scratched >Read: 10 messaging apps that are worth downloading >last_img read more