Imran H Sarker files writ challenging travelban

first_imgImran H Sarker. File PhotoGanajagaran Mancha spokesperson Imran H Sarker filed a writ petition with the High Court on Monday challenging the legality of government’s decision to obstruct him from travelling abroad, reports UNB.The writ sought the HC directives to allow him to travel abroad, said Imran H Sarker.The hearing on the writ petition is likely to be held at the bench of justice Tariq Ul Hakim and justice Md. Shohrawardi this afternoon.Members of law enforcement agencies prevented Sarker from travelling to the USA at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Friday, said a press release of Ganajagaran Mancha.The press release said that Imran was going to the USA following an invitation of the US state department.last_img read more

Astros Win ESPY Award For Best Team

first_imgThe Astros were honored as best team for winning the franchise’s first World Series..@JoseAltuve27 couldn’t wait to hold the @astros’ ESPY for Best Team 😂 #ESPYS pic.twitter.com/uDFSmkQDBr— ESPYS (@ESPYS) July 19, 2018 Congrats to our @astros on receiving the #BestTeam @ESPYS award tonight. Much deserved.#Houston is a city of champions. What our #Astros accomplished last season truly made an lasting impression not only for Houstonians, but the entire nation.#NeverSettle #EarnHistory #ESPYS— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) July 19, 2018Winners at the ESPY Awards presented Wednesday:Male athlete: Alex OvechkinFemale athlete: Chloe KimOlympic moment: Shaun WhiteChampionship performance: Nick FolesBreakthrough athlete: Donovan MitchellGame: U.S. Olympic women’s hockey team defeats CanadaMoment: Minnesota Vikings defeat New Orleans SaintsTeam: Houston AstrosCollege athlete: Baker MayfieldPlay: Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale hits second buzzer-beater to win NCAA women’s basketball titleRecord-breaking performance: Roger FedererInternational men’s soccer player: Cristiano RonaldoInternational women’s soccer player: Sam KerrNFL player: Tom BradyMLB player: Mike TroutNHL player: Alex OvechkinDriver: Martin Truex Jr.NBA player: LeBron JamesWNBA player: Maya MooreFighter: Terence CrawfordMale golfer: Jordan SpiethFemale golfer: Sung-Hyun ParkMale Olympian: Shaun WhiteFemale Olympian: Chloe KimMale tennis player: Roger FedererFemale tennis player: Sloane StephensMale action sports athlete: David WiseFemale action sports athlete: Chloe KimJockey: Jose OrtizMale athlete with a disability: Mike SchultzFemale athlete with a disability: Brenna HuckabyBowler: Rhino PageMLS player: Nemanja NikolicNWSL player: Megan RapinoeJimmy V Award for Perseverance: Jim KellyArthur Ashe Award for Courage: women who spoke out against sexual abuse by former team doctorPat Tillman Award for Service: Jake Wood, Team RubiconCoach: Aaron Feis, Scott Beigel and Chris Hixon of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Add another one to the trophy case! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/Ud5mw3RF31— Houston Astros (@astros) July 19, 2018center_img Sharelast_img read more

Govt working on road map to accelerate exports

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to accelerate exports and to remove the hurdles faced by the industries and exporters, the Bengal government is working towards the formulation of a comprehensive road map, which will not only ease out the process but also contribute towards the economic growth of the state.State Industry, Commerce & Enterprise minister Amit Mitra will chair a high level meeting with the industrialists and all the stakeholderson June 18, with an objective of providing them with a Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsbetter platform and chalk out a road map so that the state’s export policy gets a further impetus.The export commissioner office of the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC) will organise the programme to work on the identified growth sectors and towards the promotion of various products from the state in the international arena. Mitra will hold the meeting to take stock of the steps that need to be taken to achieve the target.When contacted, Vandana Yadav, Managing Director, WBIDC, said that the focus areas would be the sectors like textile and garments, metal and metallurgy, gems and jewellery, food processing, handloom and handicraft. Identifying the needs of the industries and issues relating to the exports would also be looked into. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedExporters from Bengal will also get a platform to articulate the problems they might have been facing and get speedy remedies. The government will also listen to the needs of the industrialists and will also assess which areas need to be worked on, to scale up the export growth.According to sources, one of the major problems for the exporters in the state is the lack of a certifying agency. All sorts of goods that are exported abroad need to undergo clearance from the certifying agencies. As there is no city-based certifying agency, the products have to be delivered to other cities for certification. Most of the certifying agencies are based in Mumbai and North Indian cities. As a result of this, exporters from the state face difficulties. It has been learnt that the state government might take up the issue with the Centre in this regard.For example, for food processing industries, there should be a testing lab. Otherwise, it becomes a lengthy process to get the tests done from outside. Scope of setting up a testing lab may also be discussed during the meeting. Exploring the potential markets in the case of textile and garments, gems and jewellery and others would also be worked on.According to a senior government official, the move will not only help the state’s economy, but also create demands of various products in the international market. “The government has already come up with an export strategy and now it is the time for preparing a road map to iron out the problems the exporters might have been facing,” the official said.It may be mentioned here that after coming to power, the Mamata Banerjee government has made significant improvement in the building of infrastructure and the state has been poised for a big spurt in export. Various sectors like micro, small and medium enterprises & textiles, leather, IT, food processing, horticulture and floriculture and energy have seen an unprecedented growth.last_img read more

How Progressive Web Apps Could Change the Mobile Landscape

first_img 4 min read Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In the world of mobile commerce, every second counts. Even the slightest delay can cost your site conversions and your business money. With Google now seriously homing in on site speed as a ranking factor, the adoption of progressive web apps (PWAs) is looking more attractive to any website operator/business owner, and especially to those running ecommerce sites.For those unaccustomed to the advantages of PWAs — or even what they look like — the easiest way to define them is a website modeling the features, user interface and user experience an app. This includes mimicking the layout, home screen icon, push buttons and notifications you would usually associate with an app, but all operating from your browser, and offering the same usability on mobile as on desktop.They are also significantly easier to build compared to native apps, as they don’t rely on complex coding: They can be built using the same code as your site and work the same way across iOS and Android phones.Here are some more of the advantages of using a PWA over a native app for your business.Related: A Step-by-Step Guide To Building Your First Mobile AppPush notificationsOne of the biggest advantages of PWAs is they can offer your customers push notifications, alerting them to new products, sales and updates. The benefits of getting your message and products/services immediately into the hands of your consumer can’t be overstated. The savings on marketing spend alone makes obvious business sense, along with the boost to your branding, keeping your business at the forefront of your market’s minds.CachingThrough the use of a service worker and cache API, PWAs can function offline, meaning your customers don’t need a mobile connection to access your site or store. The caching function stores your layout elements and loads them into the browser, significantly increasing load times and decreasing bounce rates, which is — let’s face it — the death of any conversion opportunity. The faster your visitors and potential customers traverse their way through the purchasing journey, the more likely they are to not just make the purchase but return in the future (more on conversions below).Related: 15 Useful Tech Tools for Your BusinessApp market saturationPWAs serve as an excellent means of rising above the saturated app market. There are approximately 2 million apps available on iPhones and nearing 4 million on Android phones. Among the retail giants stands Amazon, the only retail app among millions within the top 100 downloaded apps. Cutting through those numbers to get on the radar of your customers is a tricky feat, and there is never a guarantee they will download an app for your store. A progressive web app offers the benefit of working across all devices, requiring less upfront cost.Related: 8 Online Careers You Can Start Today From HomeIncreased conversionsThere’s a lot that can be said for making your customers’ purchasing journey as easy as possible, and those businesses that have implemented PWAs have seen the benefits. For example, Best Western River North (in Chicago) saw a 300 percent increase in revenue and 500 percent in bookings compared to the conversion rates of its old website. In summation, PWAs are simpler and typically cheaper to build, effortlessly work across the majority of smartphones and browsers, are more likely to be adopted and used by consumers, are faster to load, and lead to increased conversions. It’s clear to see these are game-changing benefits with lower risk and investment required. And it’s a safe bet that we’ll see a substantial rise in businesses adopting them throughout the year and years to come. August 31, 2018 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more