SC refuses to hear AAP MLAs plea against disqualification

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to interfere with Delhi Speaker notice to a rebel Aam Aadmi Party lawmaker Devendra Sehrawat facing disqualification proceedings and told the legislator to first approach the assembly’s presiding officer. The top court’s vacation bench, which had accepted the legislator’s request for an urgent hearing, made it clear that it was not inclined to intervene at this stage. “Go before the speaker… And if you have any grievance against the order, you can take recourse to legal remedy if available to you,” the bench comprising justices Sanjiv Khanna and BR Gavai told the lawmaker.last_img

International tourism to BC increasing with France in lead BC government

by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 23, 2016 2:16 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 23, 2016 at 3:10 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VICTORIA – The British Columbia government says the number of international visitors to the province is increasing and France is in the top spot on a list of seven countries and regions.It says tourism to B.C. from France jumped by 33 per cent in 2014 compared to the previous year.The government says there was a 15.5 per cent hike in tourists from Japan, which placed second, while Europe was at the bottom of the list, with 3.8 per cent more visitors.Almost 360,000 more international visitors came to the province in 2015, with the total number approaching five million people.The ministry is crediting its marketing strategy, along with the province’s aboriginal tourism sector and more direct flights to B.C. for the jump in visitors from outside Canada.It says B.C.’s tourism sector is growing despite fierce global competition for tourists and that the industry generated $14.6 billion in revenue in 2014. International tourism to B.C. increasing, with France in lead: B.C. government read more