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Polands opposition promises to cut out coal in top election pledge

first_img World 08 May 2019 Poland needs debate on euro before joining – opposition leader Related News Related News WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s biggest opposition group, the European Coalition, plans to eliminate coal from power production by 2040, its leader said on Saturday as he unveiled pledges ahead of an autumn election to be fought against the coal-friendly, conservative government.Poland generates electricity mostly from coal and has some of the worst air quality in Europe. The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, which won a 2015 election partly on promises to sustain coal, plans to cut the use of the polluting fuel to around 60 percent by 2030 from around 80 percent now.”We are committed that by 2030 we will eliminate coal in household heating, by 2035 in systemic heating and by 2040 in the energy sector,” Grzegorz Schetyna, the European Coalition leader said in a televised speech at the group’s convention. “We must clean Poland up,” he said. AdChoices广告Coal has fuelled Poland’s economy for years and a promise to support it has been used in previous political campaigns, due to the strength of the coal unions and a large mining workforce.However attitudes among Poles have shifted in recent years due to increased awareness of coal’s impact on the environment. MORE PROMISESSchetyna also promised that if the European Coalition won the election – likely to be held in October or November – it would remove the Sunday trade ban introduced by PiS and raise salaries.PiS has led in most opinion polls since the 2015 election due to robust social spending. In European elections in May it won 45.4% of votes.The European Coalition, made up of the Civic Platform formerly led by European Council President Donald Tusk and a group of leftist and rural politicians, was second, with 38.5%.Schetyna also pledged to “renovate” democracy in one legislative package, in reference to PiS moves to increase control over the judiciary and media which critics say have undermined the democratic system. Other pledges that counter conservative PiS proposals include the possibility for unmarried couple to register their relationship and stronger women’s rights.”One can talk a lot and promise much,” PiS spokeswoman Anita Czerwinska told public television after Schetyna’s speech. “We ask for calculations and concrete projects. If these are not revealed, then it could mean that Grzegorz Schetyna is not telling the truth.” (Reporting by Agnieszka Barteczko and Pawel Florkiewicz; Editing by Ros Russell) World 08 May 2019 Broad coalitions key to fighting populism – Polish opposition World 13 Apr 2019 Poland’s Kaczynski says ‘no’ to the euro as part of election campaign {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

Manipur Kuki chief nephew killed by unidentified gunmen

first_img Asian News International ManipurJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 12:21 IST Hengjang Kuki village chief and his nephew were killed after being attacked by unidentified gunmen in Kagpokpi district of state.The attack happened around 12:30 PM on Wednesday when the two deceased along with another individual were travelling in a private vehicle.Following the incident, a large number of Kuki people assembled at the mortuary of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, where the corpse of deceased was taken for postmortem.The deceased Kuki chief was identified as Thangneo Kipgen and his nephew as Thangminlun Haokip.According to the lone survivor of the incident, the assailants were six in number and were carrying AK rifles and M-16 weapons.He said, “They shoot from a very close range and right after the firing they came down and enquired about me and the duo killed in the firing. As I told them I am from Bongbal Kholen and the duo were chief of Hengjang and his nephew, they immediately fled the scene.”Kuki Inpi Kangpokpi District along with other social voluntary organisations strongly condemned the incident and served 24 hours ultimatum to the state government to book the culprits.The Kuki Student Organisation (KSO) Sadar Hills said that such heinous act towards civilian is highly condemnable while adding that everything can be solved through dialogue but such anti-social activities only invite disturbance in the peaceful environment of the society.Also read: Manipur not like Kashmir, CM Biren Singh saysALSO WATCH| Rahul Gandhi listens, but does not act: Manipur CM Biren SinghFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byIram Ara Ibrahim Manipur: Kuki chief, nephew killed by unidentified gunmenThe attack happened around 12:30 PM on Wednesday when the two deceased along with another individual were travelling in a private vehicle.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Mumbai Unable to locate 3yearold Divyansh who fell into gutter search teams

first_imgMumbai: Unable to locate 3-year-old Divyansh who fell into gutter, search teams call off operationsThe search for a three-year-old boy who fell into an open stormwater drain here on Wednesday has been stopped, a civic official said on Friday night.advertisement Press Trust of India MumbaiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 23:06 IST Divyansh Singh, who fell into a drain at Ambedkar Chowk in Malad East around 10 pm Wednesday, remained untraceable even after 48 hours.The search for a three-year-old boy who fell into an open stormwater drain here on Wednesday has been stopped, a civic official said on Friday night.Divyansh Singh, who fell into a drain at Ambedkar Chowk in Malad East around 10 pm Wednesday, remained untraceable even after 48 hours.The search was finally stopped around 10 pm, the spokesperson of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.The search team covered over 10 km of drainage line but in vain, another official said.The team of 50 BMC, Fire Brigade and National Disaster Response Force personnel searched the drain line by opening all manholes along the stretch.The child’s fall into the drain near Goregaon-Mulund Link Road was captured by CCTV cameras.Divyansh’s father Suraj Bhan Singh had alleged earlier that the authorities were not doing enough to trace his son.”The BMC, fire brigade and NDRF are not showing any intent to find my son. The fire brigade team did not even have a torch. NDRF jawans came and went back after marking their presence. Our family wanted to protest but were stopped by the police,” Singh had claimed.He also hit out at Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar for not bothering to meet him or other members of the family.ALSO READ | 20 hours on, no trace of Mumbai toddler who fell down gutter, family inconsolableALSO WATCH | 2-year-old falls into open drain in MumbaiFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnupriya Thakur Tags :Follow Mumbai Nextlast_img read more