Abhishek slams BJP at bridge foundation laying ceremony

first_imgKolkata: President All India Trinamool Youth Congress Abhishek Banerjee said the BJP should have taken up issues pertaining to the development of the nation instead of spreading hate and divisive politics and using Central agencies to harass political leaders.Banerjee came down heavily on the BJP here on Monday during the foundation laying ceremony of a proposed bridge over Chorial canal in South 24-parganas. Addressing the gathering, Banerjee said: “Narendra Modi had said by banning high-currency notes, supply of money to the terrorists will be stopped. But nothing changed, so many of our jawans lost their lives a few days ago.” Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseHe said the BJP government should have concentrated on development but instead the party started spreading hate politics and used Central agencies to harass political leaders. Banerjee said if he had a son he would send him to the Army to serve the nation. He said the construction of the bridge over the Chorial canal was a longstanding demand of the local residents. The area experiences massive traffic congestion and after the bridge comes up the traffic problem will be solved, he said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe bridge will be ready within one year. Banerjee said he had taken up the matter with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He also said the vendors, whose shops will be pulled down to make room for the bridge, will be rehabilitated. He further said in the past five years massive development had taken place in vast areas that fall under the seven Assembly constituencies. “When we make any commitment we try to fulfill it and honor our words,” he said.last_img read more

G Adventures acquires Just You Travelsphere in wake of UKs All Leisure

first_img LONDON — The closure of UK-based tour operator All Leisure Holidays yesterday is having a ripple effect in the Canadian market, with G Adventures scooping up Just You and Travelsphere – both owned by All Leisure – while all current and future passengers scheduled to sail with Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery have been left high and dry now that All Leisure, the cruise lines’ parent company, has been placed in administration.G Adventures confirmed that it had acquired both the Travelsphere and Just You brands. Travelsphere has 50 years of experience in guided escorted tours to destinations across the globe, while Just You specializes in vacations for solo travellers, organizing holidays for independent globetrotters without charging a single supplement. Just You launched in the Canadian market in November 2015.“Travelsphere and Just You are both leaders in their fields and we are all really excited that they have become part of the G Adventures family. We are now able to offer an even wider range of escorted tours right across the world and to suit all age ranges,” said Bruce Poon Tip, Founder of G Adventures.More news:  Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin Cruises“We will be working hard to ensure that the loyal customers of Just You and Travelsphere continue to enjoy the award-winning tours that both brands organize, the future looks exceptionally bright and we look forward to expanding the range of tours for both Just You and Travelsphere,” he added.On the cruise side, All Leisure Holidays operated two cruise ships, the Minerva and the Voyager, under the brand names Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery.“Regrettably, and due to the adverse financial position of ALH, the business has ceased to trade resulting in the majority of employees being made redundant and the cancellation of all future voyages,” said a statement on the Swan Hellenic website. More details are at swanhellenic.com. Posted by Share Travelweek Group Tags: G Adventurescenter_img G Adventures acquires Just You, Travelsphere in wake of UK’s All Leisure Holidays collapse << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, January 5, 2017 last_img read more