Two held for TMC leader Nirmal Kundus murder

first_imgKolkata: Two persons have been arrested for the murder of Trinamool leader Nirmal Kundu, who was shot dead in Nimta on Tuesday evening. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is set to visit his family on Thursday.On Tuesday night, police detained a person identified as Suman Kundu, who admitted that he hired a contract killer to murder Nirmal. After interrogating him, cops nabbed the contract killer Sujoy Das from Uttarpara. According to sources, Suman was a Trinamool worker in Nimta. He joined the BJP a few months ago before the Lok Sabha elections. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe police said Suman had some personal and political rivalry with Nirmal. On Wednesday, it found from a CCTV footage that Nirmal was having a chat with some local residents when two persons on a bike fired two shots at him and fled. After observing the footage, cops were sure that an expert shooter was involved in the crime as the youth in CCTV footage was seen using a small firearm and he shot the TMC leader on a speeding bike. During preliminary investigation, the police came to know about the rivalry between Nirmal and Suman. During questioning, Suman confessed to crime and said he had hired Sujoy, who belonged to Burwan in Murshidabad. Cops found his mobile number and tracked him down from Uttarpara by using his phone location. Police claimed that they were not sure about the motive behind the murder but Trinamool leadership claimed that he was being threatened and targeted by the BJP as he was an active Trinamool member. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateNirmal was actively involved in poll-related work in Birati and Nimta areas. He was known to all and confronted the BJP in his area. “We have arrested two persons in connection with Nirmal’s murder. A few more persons might be involved in the incident. A search is on to nab them. A single-shoter and three rounds of bullet have been seized from the contract killer. To ensure that the bullet was fired from the seized firearm, ballistic test will be done,” said Ananda Roy, Deputy Commissioner (DC), Zone II of Barracakpore Police. MP from Dum Dum constituency Saugata Roy, said: “The BJP was targeting Nirmal as he was an active worker of Trinamool.”last_img read more

New Developments Pave the Way for Mobile Video Conferencing

first_img Enroll Now for Free 3 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This story appears in the May 2011 issue of . Subscribe » April 26, 2011 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Is on-the-go mobile video conferencing ready for prime time? It’s getting there. Here are five developments that may finally make video calling on your smartphone a reality.Mobile bandwidth gets real. Mobile video calling today mostly only works over Wi-Fi, which isn’t really mobile calling at all. Next-generation 4G networks will proliferate in 2011, giving video users the bandwidth they need to at last do video on the move.Skype gets serious. Today, 40 percent of Skype calls are video–and more of them will initiate from mobile phones now that Skype added video calling to its iPhone client, did a deal with Verizon to deliver video over the operator’s 4G LTE network by mid-year and acquired mobile video pioneer Qik to give users additional ways to communicate via video (such as live video broadcasting).Tablets. It’s no coincidence that most tablets have rear- and front-facing cameras. Video calling could be a big app for these larger devices, which more frequently than their smartphone brethren will run on higher-bandwidth Wi-Fi or 4G networks. Beyond the iPad, the more business-focused Android-based Motorola Xoom, Cisco Cius and BlackBerry PlayBook tablets all emphasize video calling among their features.More frames means better video. It’s a simple equation: fewer frames, choppier video. But smoother mobile video will increasingly be the norm as higher bandwidth and more powerful processors allow for more frames per second. Apple FaceTime natively supports 15 frames per second, a nod to today’s mobile bandwidth limits. An iPhone jailbreak modification can get it to 30 frames, though, providing a hint of what’s possible.Video calling to anyone. When’s the last time you worried about compatibility when making a voice call? For most video calling, however, users must have the same software, and in the case of Apple’s FaceTime, the same hardware on each end of the line. This will change in 2011 as new offerings, such as Damaka’s Amadeo and Vidyo’s VidyoRouter–the latter of which has been shown to handle a multiparty video call between an iPhone, an iPad, a MacBook, a Samsung Galaxy tablet, a PC laptop and a Google Android device–begin to address interoperability issues.Thumbs on the WheelThe Roadster’s speech-to-text capability puts mobile entrepreneurs on the road to better safetyThe mobile industry is finally taking text-free driving seriously. The nationwide trend toward stiff fines for driving while texting or otherwise using a mobile keyboard has spurred a fresh round of innovation among mobile gadget makers. Major mobile peripheral companies are coming to market with sophisticated in-car wireless speakers and speech-to-text devices that enable a reasonable hands-free experience for drivers.Our favorite right now is the Motorola Roadster ($100). Besides being well constructed, the Roadster does a decent job of suppressing background noise and capturing speech in a way that a smartphone can understand.The Roadster can be paired with any Bluetooth-enabled mobile device and allows for voice-activated control of calling, texting and other features. Although plenty of trial and error awaits, for small-business types who can’t afford to spend hours behind the wheel disconnected from the office, the Roadster is a sleeper of a productivity tool that not only keeps you on right side of the law, but also keeps you safe.last_img read more

5 Apps That Can Help Executives Strike WorkLife Balance

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 5 min read Register Now » “There’s an app for that?!”I don’t know how many times I have heard that, and surely, you must have heard it too.There’s an app for almost everything these days — from note-taking apps that resemble traditional paper notes to productivity apps that replace Pas, through to bubble popping apps that mimic the annoying bubble-wrap bursting habit. Developers are making virtual reality a bit too real!Related: Los Angeles Techweek 2015 Features Mobile, Health Care and Fashion InnovationsI have often mentioned here how some apps have helped me at work to cut travel expenses or keep me productive. However, this time I am going to shed light on apps that help you fellow business owners and C-suite execs keep things smooth on the personal front, so you can focus on your work without worries.It often happens that when we are heads-down with work, we forget people around us. From parents to spouses through to co-workers, we end up ignoring their needs. In fact, if you think about it, their needs are small — when compared to the work we do — and hardly take any time, but you end up overlooking them. These five apps are godsends, as they help you strike the elusive work-life balance by carrying out your professional and personal duties effectively. So, let’s check them out.1. Big Days strikes the right balance.Big Days allows you to remember and track your past and future events. It comes with an in-built countdown to give you a daily reminder, so you can plan things well in advance.For instance, it will tell you there are X days to your business trip to London, so you can get on with your preparations. It will tell you haven’t had a relaxing weekend with friends / family since X days, so you are reminded to take a break from your hectic schedule.By logging each and every facet of your life like birthdays, anniversaries, business trips, conferences and weddings, you are better able to manage your life and work.2. Inby keeps the Mrs. happy.Back in March, Google’s CFO, Patrick Pichette, stepped down from his position to travel the world with his wife. While you don’t have to do something so drastic, you can keep the Mrs. happy by taking her out to her favorite local restaurants, pubs and bars regularly.Inby informs you about all the latest sales, promotions and events taking place in your locality. The beauty of this app is that it is not only big brands but also small businesses, local restaurants and shops that find their way to you.With timely updates from her favorite galleries, boutiques and libraries, you get points for thoughtful gifts and purchases. Also you can stretch your dollar to the max with great offers and promotions that you might otherwise miss from local businesses. You can even use Inby to pick the perfect destination for your team lunches, outings and other meetings. So it takes care of both aspects of your life beautifully.Related: There’s Nothing Sexier Than a Passionate, Hard-Working Entrepreneur3. Quixey helps you get things done faster.If you are like 55 percent of cell phone owners who use their phones to browse the internet, exchange emails or download apps, Launch by Quixey might be a good aid to use your time more productively. It is an Android launcher that uses Deep View Cards technology to enable you to search for information and messages that reside inside your apps and access them faster.It helps you stay on top of literally everything in your phone, using intuitive gestures, customized folders, smart contact suggestions and app recommendations, so you’re freeing up time spent in navigation.4. MedHelper keeps the parents happyIn his book, Living for the Weekday, author Clint Swindall explained that health and relationships are amongst the most overlooked aspects of our lives.Whether you’re taking care of your aging parents or managing chronic health conditions, MedHelper is a great help. It allows you to keep a track of prescriptions and appointments and alerts you whenever medications are running low or it’s time for an appointment with the doctor.It also tracks and logs vital signs — temperature, blood pressure, weight, glucose, etc. — which can be exported to the doctor or kept for records.MedHelper helps you take care of the most important thing in the world — health. This app comes highly recommended by AppCrawlr with a 4.2 rating.5. Schemes keeps everyone happy.Sometimes, all you need is a simple “thank you” or another sort of heartfelt message to keep everyone happy. For example, did you forget to send a congratulatory note to your team after each project is over? Do you always forget a friend’s birthday?Schemes not only reminds you of these events but sends scheduled messages to concerned people on set time and date. You can send an email, text, Facebook message or tweet, giving you the flexibility to keep it as short or as long as you want.The app notifies you each time a message is sent, so you can follow up with a call or another message if you want. The messages can be canceled or edited even after they are scheduled, giving you more overall flexibility.From fulfilling your personal responsibilities to tracking life events, these five apps will help you keep a balanced ratio between work life and professional life. So even if you are neck-deep in work, you are better equipped to take care of those around you. After all, work-life balance is all about giving your 100 percent at work without disregarding other aspects of your life.Related: Work Less, Work Better. Use These 5 Steps to Design Your Perfect Week. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. December 22, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more