Guwahati: Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserted on Monday the Centre intends to expel all illegal immigrants not just from Assam but the entire country. Addressing the fourth conclave of the North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), the NDA’s version in the northeast, the BJP president also accused successive Congress government’s of having alienated the region from the rest of the country. “Our intention is to expel illegal immigrants from the entire country and not just Assam,” he declared. He alleged the prolonged militancy in the region was because the Congress hardly cared for the region. “The Congress governments sowed the seeds of strife in the northeast. The party did not care for the northeast and because of that militancy flourished. It always believed in the policy of divide and rule,” he alleged.
OTTAWA – Homegrown entertainers from the worlds of stage and screen will converge in Ottawa over the Canada Day weekend for star-studded festivities celebrating the country’s 150th birthday.Heritage Minister Melanie Joly announced a series of events being staged from June 30 to July 2 to mark the sesquicentennial.Parliament Hill will feature Cirque du soleil alongside musical artists including Gordon Lightfoot, Alessia Cara, Walk Off The Earth, Dean Brody, Serena Ryder, Louis-Jean Cormier and Patrick Watson.Husband-and-wife singer-songwriters Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk will be among the artists featured at Major’s Hill Park, and the Canadian Museum of History will also play host to musical performances.Youth empowerment event We Day also announced plans to host its first-ever outdoor festival on Parliament Hill July 2.International activists and We co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger will be joined by a high-wattage roster including musical performers Alanis Morissette, Barenaked Ladies, Hedley and Tenors, actor Jacob Tremblay, swimming sensation Penny Oleksiak, Sen. Romeo Dallaire, retired astronaut Chris Hadfield and YouTube sensation Lilly Singh.
Kenyan pay TV operators GOtv Kenya and StarTimes Kenya have said they will take legal action after local broadcasters aired adverts advising viewers not to purchase the two firms’ digital set-tops, according to local reports. The broadcasters, Nation Media Group (NMG), Royal Media Services (RMS) and Standard Group (SG), which together recently formed the Africa Digital Network (ADN) to supply digital set-tops to the Kenyan market, aired the adverts on channels NTV, KTN, QTV and Citizen, asking vieers to wait for their own deciders to made available to the market.GOtv and StarTimes have taken issue with claims that they breach copyright by making the channels available on their own services, arguing that they are obliged to do so by must-carry rules that have been upheld by the country’s Supreme Court.The pair said that the advert is defamatory and intended to mislead, and that their boxes offered Kenyans the option of receiving channels for free or signing up for pay TV services.
Film channel Eurochannel is launching in Estonia on cable operator Starman’s platform.The launch of the channel will bring European movies subtitled in Estonian to Starman subscribers. The channel will be available as part of the Starman L packages and on an à la carte basis.The addition of Starman to Eurochannel’s list of distributors means that the channel is now available in 22 million homes in 10 languages.Eurochannel will debut on Starman with the eighth edition of the Eurochannel Tour, a season of award-winning short films from across Europe.“Starman is constantly seeking ways to offer its customers the best entertainment available. We are very pleased to have one of the leading European movies channel – Eurochannel available on our platform, with Estonian subtitles,” said Toomas Tiivel, head of Estonian operations at Starman Group.Gustavo Vainstein, Eurochannel’s CEO said, “Eurochannel continues its expansion across international borders thanks to the acceleration of our development in the Baltic region. Our partnership with Starman is essential for this purpose as we share the same enthusiasm and collaborative spirit to propose exclusive and premium entertainment to Estonian pay TV subscribers. Together, Starman and Eurochannel will showcase the best of European cinema.”