To provide immediate medical care to road accident victims, the government has launched pilot projects on three highway stretches that provide the victim cashless treatment for up to Rs 30,000, governemnt said on Monday.“In order to give a boost to emergency care of accident victims, pilot projects has been launched by the Ministry on Gurgaon-Jaipur section of NH 8, Mumbai-Vadodara of NH 8 and Ranchi-Rargaon-Mahulia of NH 33 for providing cashless treatment to road accident victims for 48 hours at expenditure up to a limit of Rs 30,000,” Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways P Radhakrishnan told Rajya Sabha. The union minister said GPS enabled ambulances, connected with a central control room through a toll-free number 1033, are stationed at distance of 20 km to transport the injured to the hospitals. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, under the scheme ‘National Highways Accident Relief Service Scheme’ provides 10-tonne cranes and small medium cranes for hilly areas and ambulances to States/UTs for relief and rescue measures in the aftermath of accidents by way of evacuating road accident victim to nearest medical aid centre and for clearing the accident site.
After nearly two months, militants again targeted telecom facilities on Friday, police said. They allegedly carried out three grenade attacks in Srinagar, in which four persons were injured.The attacks were carried out within four hours in 1-km, targeting facilities of Aircel, Vodafone and government-run BSNL.In the first attack, two unidentified men barged into the office of Aircel at Karan Nagar, located less than 300 metres from Zonal Police Headquarters, at 11.30 am and asked the staffers to vacate the premises, police said. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJI“The militants then hurled a grenade on the premises and fled,” a police official said.About 500 metres away from this spot, the second attack was carried in a similar fashion at a Vodafone showroom. Initially, no injuries were reported. However, later three persons showed up at SMHS hospital with injuries. Doctors said the trio had suffered minor injuries caused by splinters of glass panes.The two blasts – within 30 minutes – shook the area and prompted the police to issue an alert for the assailants. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindA few hours later, another attack was carried out in Shaheedgunj at
Jogen Chowdhury is an eminent Indian painter and considered an important painter of 21st century India. He lives and works in Santiniketan and Kolkata. He graduated from the Government College of Art and Craft, Kolkata and subsequently at École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris in 1967.Jogen Chowdhury developed his individual style after his return from Paris. His most famous paintings are in ink, water colour, and pastel. He has painted in oil as well. Lines and its tactile characteristics to enhance colours is an important material in Indian Art for ages. Chowdhury himself is a master of lines and he is a master in making curves depict the character of his figures. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf Excerpts from an interview: When did you start painting? I got admitted to the Government College of Art and Craft near the Indian Museum in 1955. My father sketched at home, so that talent was there in me. My mother had a passion for design which I inherited. When did I decide to become a painter? Yes, I realized that I can do this well. So I chose this as my profession. When was your first exhibition? My first exhibition was in 1963. I passed out of the Government college of art and craft in 1960. The Academy started in this building in 60. Lady Ranu Mukherjee was heading it in 1963 when my exhibition happened. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive Were you confident about your profession from the beginning itself? I was confident from the very beginning. Everybody was happy with my profession… Who were the teachers who inspired you? The one teacher who inspired me was Gopal Ghose. He used to teach us in the second year. He divided the classroom into a studio-like structure and used to paint there. Ghose mostly painted landscapes, flowers in pastel shades – these I really liked. but the thing is that we don’t learn from any one person, we learn throughout our lives, learn from everybody, from people we encounter including all kinds of artists. There was another artist from East Germany, Kathy Kolwaitz. She held an exhibition at the Indian Museum and I found her drawings to be really powerful. She painted poor people, mother and child and these influenced me a lot. Tell us about the recent Exhibition…. I have taken part in over 100 exhibitions and 25 one-man shows There have been smaller works also. I have exhibited my works at CIMA twice, Vadehra, Hyderabad, Bangalore and abroad. What is the message that you want to give out through your paintings? See, the source of our paintings is our life and surroundings. Our technique is our own and change keeps happening. I am not Rabindranath or Nandalal Bose. I am always on the search for new topics and a different style from all over the world. Topics of national importance must be influencing you..: Yes, they do. Riots, Garbeta, CPIM, and Trinamool conflict. There was one gruesome incident in Russia where kids of a school were shot. Then there were incidents in Iraq when US soldiers went berserk. Women have also been an important theme for my paintings and sketches. What is next? I am planning a big exhibition at the Emami Calcutta Creative centre in September 2019. I am also involved with the Santiniketan society for visual art as their Secretary. We have a young artist’s exhibition every year and I have to be present on these occasions. Personally. I have a collection of 200 paintings and I am in the process of creating a gallery plus I will be putting together at least five books on art. The Charukala Parshad is where I will be spending time and effort too.
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