Synopsis Speaking to the media, the PDP leader said, "Dissent has been criminalised in this country. This country is ruled either by the CBI, ED or NIA." Mufti said that "either you are charged with sedition or a case of money laundering is filed against you". Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday slammed the government saying the country is not being run as per the Constitution of India and "dissent has been criminalised". Mufti made the remarks after she was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for more than five and a half hours in connection with a money-laundering probe. Earlier in the day, Mufti arrived at the ED office here amid tight security at the financial probe agency's office located in the Rajbagh area. According to ED officials, her statement was recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Speaking to the media, the PDP leader said, "Dissent … [Read more...] about Dissent has been criminalised, says Mehbooba Mufti after ED questioning
(BPT) - You're probably ready to get outside and soak up some sun this summer. Like most things in life, though, the sun can be both rejuvenating and harmful. One primary example is when you get a sunburn, and according to a Department of Health and Human Services report, more than one out of every three Americans report getting sunburned every year. Don’t let the fear of getting burned stop you from enjoying the outdoors this summer. You can reduce the effects of sunburn by treating it immediately , according to the American Academy of Dermatology. How summertime outdoor fun can affect your skin The sun can bring out the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to your skin. Here's a look at what can happen: High altitudes can lead to higher UV exposure Being active can be good for your skin. So what better way to work up a good sweat than a scenic hike in the woods? Hiking increases the circulation in your body and can help make your skin glow , keeping your skin … [Read more...] about 3 things to know about how this summer can affect your skin
(BPT) - The vaccine rollout has accelerated across the U.S. and people are beginning to return to their routines, but how they communicate, buy and do things has dramatically shifted. People spend more time — and buy more — online than ever before. During the pandemic, the country has witnessed 10 years of e-commerce growth within a few months. Many small businesses have had to change and adapt the ways they find and communicate with customers, showing grit and digital entrepreneurship amid disruptions and challenges. Businesses using digital tools have experienced significantly less revenue loss than those that are not online. During the pandemic, revenue performance was 50% better for digitally savvy small businesses. Google is dedicated to supporting and celebrating small business worldwide. Mary Ellen Coe, president of customer solutions for Google, outlines a few stories showing how small business owners have focused on strategies to ensure long-term success for their … [Read more...] about Small business: Why using digital tools is key to post-pandemic success
Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series entitled Map to the Middle Class , which is being jointly published by NBCNews.com and The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. The series will examine how schools can prepare students for the good middle-class jobs of the future. LOWELL, Mass. — On Sunday, Oct. 1, the first day the application became available online, Ben Lara sat down at the computer in his bedroom to apply for federal student financial aid. Lara, 18, is a senior at Lowell High School, where almost half the 3,200 students are low-income . He is trim with close-cropped hair and a wide flash of a smile. Along with being a National Honor Society student, squeezing in five business electives into an already packed course load, he works 30 to 35 hours a week at his job sorting in-store advertisements at Target. His main goal: getting out of his hometown and into a top-tier … [Read more...] about Students are being prepared for jobs that no longer exist. Here’s how that could change.
Opinion Guest Essay Illustration by Arsh Raziuddin, The New York Times; The Portal to Texas History Austin History Center, Austin Public Library. Public Domain. Typographic poster by Amos Kennedy. Supported by Continue reading the main story June 18, 2021 By Kevin Young Mr. Young is the Andrew W. Mellon director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the poetry editor of The New Yorker. We might count Juneteenth among those things Black people have long enjoyed that white folks don’t know about — like Frankie Beverly and Maze . The fact that such things exist might still be a shock to some; Americans are used to having Black culture to draw from like a renewable well. But no matter how aware or steeped in Black music and meanings, white people can still be surprised by the depth of things that Black people have kept alive for generations, kept to themselves in churches and … [Read more...] about Juneteenth Is a