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Actress Soha Ali Khan, who has been dating actor Kunal Khemu for a long time now, says she is not ready for marriage yet.”Handsome, rich, loyal, kind and good in sports. Does anyone has these qualities? No one. No, I am not thinking about marriage right now, I am very small (young), I still have to do a lot of things,” the 33-year-old said here on the sidelines of the Aamby Valley India Bridal Fashion Week.Soha walked the ramp for fashion designer Vikram Phadnis. She not just wore a bridal dress, but her look was complete with henna and sindoor.While her own wedding may be distant for now, Soha is excited about her brother, actor Saif Ali Khan’s forthcoming D-day. “I am very excited. But like I said, it’s a very personal matter and bhai (Saif) and Kareena (Kapoor) don’t want to talk about it so it would not be right for me to say anything either,” she said.Soha was last seen in Soundtrack and her forthcoming releases include Midnight’s Children, Airport and Sahib, Biwi aur Gangster 2.
Eminent author Gita Mehta, who was on Friday conferred Indian’s fourth-highest civilian honour – Padma Shri – in the field of literature and education, has on Saturday “politely declined” to accept the award.The Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s elder sister issued a statement from New York, saying, “I am deeply honoured that the government of India should think we worthy of a Padma Shri but with great regret I feel I must decline as there is a general election looming and the timing of the award may be misconstrued, causing embarrassment both to the government and myself, which I would much regret.”The Lok Sabha elections and the Odisha Assembly elections are due to be held together this year. Mehta’s declining of the Padma award, however, triggered a row in the state with the BJP saying her action was not appropriate and the Congress claiming that the whole episode showed the close links between the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the BJP.The 76-year-old writer is known for her book ‘Karma Cola’ which was published in 1979. Since then, the wife of publisher Sonny Mehta, has written several other books and has also worked on 14 TV documentaries. Mehta is a former war correspondent of American TV network NBC.Former BJD MP Jay Panda tweeted, “Wow. But she’s got a point.” Naveen Patnaik said, “I congratulate all the Odias who got the Padma award.” He, however, refused to comment on his sister’s refusal to accept the honour.Also Read | Gautam Gambhir, Sunil Chhetri among 9 sports stars honoured with Padma awardsadvertisementAlso read | Naveen Patnaik’s sister Gita Mehta declines Padma Shri citing timing of awardAlso watch | Naveen Patnaik’s sister Gita Mehta refuses to accept Padma Shri award
Dr. Ron Stewart, former minister of health, and professor emeritus, division of medical education at Dalhousie University Nik Harris, young patient living with inflammatory arthritis Susan Tilley-Russell, Nova Scotia Arthritis Society Kevin Chapman, Doctors Nova Scotia Dr. Trudy Taylor, adult rheumatologist Dr. Elizabeth Stringer, pediatric rheumatologist Dr. Shelagh Leahey, family physician Charlotte Warrington, health director Glooscap First Nation Nancy MacDonald, nurse practitioner Darla MacPherson, Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Advisory Committee “We are so pleased to be standing together with the province announcing the recognition of inflammatory arthritis as a chronic disease in Nova Scotia,” said Susan Tilley-Russell, executive director of The Arthritis Society’s Maritime region. “The working group will ensure that Nova Scotia improves patient access to treatment, regardless of where they live in our province.” The working group will meet regularly over the next six months and will submit recommendations in early spring. Government has appointed a working group of patients, advocates and experts to make recommendations to improve supports and services for people living with inflammatory arthritis. “Not being able to turn a doorknob at the age of 28 because of the pain in my hands was a frightening experience, but I was fortunate to receive an early diagnosis and take medication that allows me to continue living an active lifestyle,” said Sean Lewis of Halifax, who lives with inflammatory arthritis and will chair the working group. “Unfortunately, not all Nova Scotians are getting the diagnosis and treatment they need, and are suffering from inflammatory arthritis. Our work will focus on providing more timely access to proper diagnosis and treatment, and hopefully a better quality of life.” The working group will review resources and supports available for people with inflammatory arthritis, including testing, wait times, specialist appointments, medications and treatment, and management options. “As we transition to make the health-care system more efficient, now is the time to hear from those directly impacted about how we can put the needs of individuals, families and patients of inflammatory arthritis first,” said Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine. The other working group members are:
Login/Register With: Gordon Lightfoot is not exactly one for slowing down – not even at the age of 80.The life of the Canadian music legend is being explored in a new documentary and he’s in the midst of a U.S. tour as he completes his first album in 15 years.For most of his life, Lightfoot has been on the proverbial carefree highway. But even in his later years, he’s thrilled to be on the road, he said in an interview with CTV National News’ Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme. This could be driven by the fact that despite his historic legacy in music, he still feels he has a lot to give. When asked if he’s proud of his decades-long career, he said: “Not yet. I want to keep this thing rolling … I want to be like Stompin’ Tom Connors and leave a great impression.” Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter
There is a build-up of military forces near the Preah Vihear Temple in Cambodia, which was inscribed on the World Heritage List of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) earlier this month.“The Secretary-General calls for restraint on both sides and hopes that this matter can be resolved peacefully and by diplomatic means in the context of the excellent relations that traditional exist between the two countries,” according to a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson.The temple, which dates back to the 11th century, and was recognized by the World Heritage Committee for “its natural situation on a promontory, with sheer cliffs overlooking a vast plain and mountain range; the quality of its architecture adapted to the natural environment and religious function of the temple; and, finally, the exceptional quality of the carved stone ornamentation of the temple.” 21 July 2008Expressing concern over the recent escalation of tensions between Cambodia and Thailand, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on both sides to peacefully resolve the situation.
12 July 2010A meeting of the United Nations committee on the elimination of discrimination against women opened in New York today to look into the situation of women in eight countries, including Papua New Guinea, which will be reviewed for the first time, and India, which will be examined on an exceptional basis. Violence against women, political participation, discriminatory family law, eliminating gender stereotypes and preventing trafficking will be some of the areas explored by the committee of experts charged with ensuring that governments eliminate discrimination against women.During its 19-day session at UN Headquarters, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Woman (CEDAW) will review the status of women in Argentina, Fiji, Russia, Australia, Papua New Guinea, India and Albania.India will be reviewed on an exceptional basis, with the Committee considering the country’s follow-up report on the impact of the 2002 Gujarat massacres on women.Following the eight reviews, the experts will make recommendations to each government about what more it should do to eliminate discrimination against women.The Committee regularly reviews each country once it becomes a party to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Currently, 186 countries have accepted the Convention, which was adopted in 1979.Government representatives of each country will be questioned by the experts about how they are ensuring that women are able to fully exercise their rights under each of the 16 substantive articles of the 30-article Convention.All the sessions are public meetings, but the Committee will also meet in private to consider complaints from individuals or groups of individuals claiming to be victims of a violation of their rights.
by The Associated Press Posted Jan 19, 2016 2:40 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE- In this Feb. 8, 2015, file photo, pianist Chick Corea accepts the award for best improvised jazz solo for “Fingerprints” at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Newport Jazz Festival producer George Wein announced the lineup on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. Corea, who turns 75 this summer, will be celebrating the milestone with his all-star trio at the nation’s oldest jazz festival. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File) Pianist Chick Corea heads up Newport Jazz Festival lineup NEWPORT, R.I. – Pianist Chick Corea, who turns 75 this summer, will be celebrating the milestone with his all-star trio at the nation’s oldest jazz festival.Newport Jazz Festival producer George Wein announced the lineup on Tuesday, with more than 50 musicians and bands performing July 29-31, a Friday through Sunday, in the seaside resort.Corea’s Trilogy, with bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade, and vocalist Gregory Porter will share the bill at the Friday night concert at the International Tennis Hall of Fame and appear again on the Saturday at Fort Adams State Park.Among those making their Newport Jazz Festival debuts will be Los Angeles-based saxophonist Kamasi Washington, who emerged from obscurity last year with his three-CD Coltrane-inspired, soulful jazz-crossover album “The Epic” and as a key contributor to Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy-nominated hip-hop opus “To Pimp a Butterfly.” He will perform on the Friday and the Sunday at Fort Adams.Wein, who has produced the festival since 1954, said in announcing the lineup that this year’s event will “present a panoply of the world of jazz” that ranges “from ragtime piano to the most progressive innovations in the minds of today’s young musicians.”Also appearing over that weekend at Fort Adams will be Angelique Kidjo, The Bad Plus, the John Scofield/Joe Lovano Quartet, Charles Lloyd, Jose James, Robert Glasper, Toshiko Akiyoshi and Kenny Barron, among others.The opening day program at Fort Adams dedicated to emerging artists will feature such groups as the New Orleans funk band Galactic, Kneebody and Tyshawn Sorey & Alloy.Last year’s festival celebrated the 60th anniversary of Miles Davis’ historic Newport debut and featured panel discussions focusing on him.___Online: http://www.newportjazzfest.org
Australia’s forward Tim Cahill (L) and Australia’s forward Daniel Arzani go for the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group C football match between Australia and Peru at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 26, 2018. (Photo: AFP)SOCHI, Russia (AFP) — Australia’s World Cup ended with a whimper as goals from Andre Carrillo and Paolo Guerrero gave Peru a 2-0 victory in the teams’ group finale today.The Socceroos needed a win to stand any chance of reaching the last 16 for the first time since 2006, but they were undone by Carrillo’s 18th-minute strike and Guerrero’s goal early in the second half at the Fisht Stadium.They go home without a win, joining Peru in being eliminated in Group C. However, for the South Americans there was only elation at ending their long wait for a victory in the competition.Peru were already out before this game but they still had a huge travelling support, clad in the country’s distinctive white and red colours.They made up the majority of the 44,073 crowd in sauna-like conditions by Russia’s Black Sea coast, and the stadium exploded when Carrillo scored their first goal at a World Cup since 1982.It was their first win in nine games at the tournament since they defeated Iran 4-1 in Argentina in 1978, and they will now hope to build on their performances in Russia after finally coming in from the international wilderness.Whatever Australia did would ultimately have been in vain as they needed Denmark to lose against France to maintain any chance of making it out of Group C — the Danes played out a 0-0 draw in Moscow that allowed them to advance behind the French.For the Socceroos it is a third consecutive World Cup in which they have failed to make it beyond the group stage. Bert van Marwijk’s team took just one point, against the Danes, in between defeats at the hands of France and then Peru. Cahill finally appears The Dutchman did not bow to the pressure back home to give veteran forward Tim Cahill a start in the game, with Tomi Juric preferred to the 38-year-old up front in the absence of the injured Andrew Nabbout.Cahill came on early in the second half but was unable to score the goal that would have seen him join an elite group of players — including Pele and Cristiano Ronaldo — to have found the net at four World Cups.Australia were already two goals down, and heading for the exit, by the time Cahill was introduced.Guerrero set up Watford winger Carrillo to volley in a fine goal from 16 yards, low into the far corner beyond the dive of Mathew Ryan, to become the first player to score for Peru at the World Cup since Guillermo La Rosa 36 years ago.Australia played most of the football in the first half, however, with Aaron Mooy andTom Rogic pulling the strings at times. Rogic, the languid Celtic playmaker, came closest to scoring, but after dribbling into the area his effort was saved by Pedro Gallese.Yet their hopes of turning the tide in the second half were dealt a hammer blow five minutes after the break as Peru increased their advantage, Christian Cueva setting up Guerrero to hook a shot beyond Ryan.After only being cleared to play in this World Cup at the last minute following a long legal battle against a doping ban, the moment was particularly sweet for Peru’s veteran captain.The final score was a painful one for Australia, but it was hard to begrudge the Peruvians this win, especially their army of supporters who have lit up the tournament and will be missed as they now depart. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDenmark, Australia draw 1-1 in Group CJune 21, 2018In “Sports”#WC2018: Ronaldo hat-trick as Portugal and Spain draw 3-3June 15, 2018In “Sports”World Cup 2018: Belgium beat Panama 3-0June 18, 2018In “Sports”
Residents in Belfast have now begun a Facebook campaign in an attempt to prevent the pageant taking place. Source: FacebookOrganisers write: “We will be taking a firm stand and will be aiming to make sure it does not come to our city.” Launched three days ago, the page has reached almost a thousand likes.Others posting on the page have accused the pageants of being sexist and exploitative. One wrote:As an American living here, I hang my head in shame. I *hate* “beauty pageants” enough, it’s just disturbing when they involve children.Annette Hill of Universal Royalty has previously rejected accusations of sexualising children, and said that organisers discourage any makeup on the youngest participants.Others might have just enough hair and makeup “to accentuate their natural beauty”, she added.This video shows a Universal Royalty pageant in Texas in 2012: Source: Universal Royalty® PageantMore: Dublin hotel pulls out of hosting child beauty pageant>Children’s beauty pageant on its way to Ireland after securing venue> THIS WEEK, US company Universal Royalty announced that it would be returning to Ireland for a further series of controversial child beauty pageants.Confirming the news on its Facebook and Twitter feeds, Universal Royalty said it would run the ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’-style events in Dublin, Belfast and Cork in 2014. Source: FacebookAccording to the Universal Royalty website, the Irish events are provisionally scheduled for September 20 this year.They have already requested the services of a hair and makeup artist for the dates.The pageants sparked controversy last year, with one event having to be moved several times as venues backed out of hosting the contest.However, organisers claim they have also received considerable support. Universal Royalty posted on Facebook this week:Ireland contestants, I am getting your emails, messages and tweets. Thanks for the LOVE!
Zlatan Ibrahimovic ruled out the prospect of Arsene Wenger taking charge of AC Milan as he won’t fancy the challenge involvedThe former Arsenal boss has been linked with a surprise move to AC Milan due to his connection with new chief executive Ivan Gazidis, who left the Gunners in October.But former Milan star Ibrahimovic can’t imagine any scenario that sees Wenger ever head off to the San Siro.“I think it’s more likely that I’ll come back to Milan than Arsene Wenger will go there,” Ibrahimovic told L’Equipe.“I don’t think he wants to go to Italy and face that challenge. Milan is not an easy challenge.”The Swedish striker enjoyed a stellar first season in the MLS with new club LA Galaxy.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….Ibrahimovic managed 22 goals and seven assists in 26 MLS games, but was unable to help Galaxy reach a playoff spot.The 37-year-old is uncertain over what the future holds for him.“I don’t know what I’m going to do, I know that a lot of European clubs are interested, but I’m happy here,” Ibrahimovic added.“I love my life here and my family do too.“And I need a challenge, a reason to keep playing: I don’t want to go to a club just because I’m Zlatan Ibrahimovic.“I want to go to make a difference. That’s what I’ve always done, everywhere.”
OLYMPIA— Voters may get a second chance this November to require background checks and increased training for workers who care for seniors and people with disabilities.Initiative 1163 sponsors submitted more than 340,000 signatures to the Secretary of State on Friday to land their long-term care measure on the November ballot.The measure calls for home care and assisted-living workers who provide long-term care to seniors or people with disabilities to undergo 75 hours of training and obtain certification before starting their jobs. Currently, they need 34 hours of training and certification is merely optional.The proposed law is essentially identical to Initiative 1029, which received a landslide 72-percent approval vote in 2008, but was not funded or implemented by state legislators.“It’s unfortunate, but in this instance, the Legislature seems to be ignoring the will of the voters on what is an important issue,” said Sandeep Kaushik, spokesman for the Initiative 1163 campaign.Reports of abuse in homes with care workers have increased more than 15 percent since voters adopted Initiative 1029 nearly three years ago, Kaushik said. “We see these requirements as basic, common-sense protections for our vulnerable seniors.”
Helen Cook has taken on a new role at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), becoming the banking organisation’s chief human resources officer.Cook joined RBS in 2001, and has held a variety of HR roles across the business. Most recently this includes director, organisation and performance, HR director, corporate and institutional banking, and HR director, commercial and private banking and Ulster Bank.Prior to joining RBS, Cook held positions at Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley. Her experience spans areas such as talent, compensation, and mergers and acquisitions.
WILMINGTON, MA — At last week’s Board of Selectmen Meeting, Town Manager Jeff Hull summarized a recent conference call with officials from the town, state and MBTA concerning the North Wilmington Commuter Rail station, where trains stop and block the roadway, temporarily stopping emergency vehicles when responding to calls.“The conference call took place on June 11 with Selectman Kevin Caira, Acting Police Chief Joe Desmond, Fire Chief Joe McMahon, myself, our legislative delegation and representatives from MBTA,” began Hull. “It’s pretty clear that the long-term permanent fix is going to be more expensive and take far greater time than we feel is appropriate.”“The focus is now on a temporary platform – one that could 5-10 years or longer – located northerly of the current location,” continued Hull. “Based on past projects, the design cost is something in the order of $60,000-$100,000; and the actual construction would cost $500,000. Folks at MBTA will take a more detailed look and come back with estimates on design costs and construction costs.”“There’s [approximately] 27-28 stations in a similar state that are competing with similar resources,” concluded Hull. “That’s the other issue — how do we make the case about our particular rail station relative to these others. Hopefully, through the assistance of our state legislators, we’ll get state funds to create this temporary platform.”“This seems to be the best resolution at this point and time,” added Selectman Kevin Caira. With the new platform, Caira noted that outbound trains will stop beyond the roadway, allowing the crossing gates to come up so the traffic can flow. The inbound trains won’t stop across the roadway, but the crossing gates would still need to come down. Emergency vehicles, however, would be able to fit through the gates.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedTHIS NEEDS TO STOP: Selectmen Outraged At MBTA As Trains Continue To Block Route 62 In N. WilmingtonIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”Town Of Wilmington May Ask That Fewer Trains Stop At North Wilmington StationIn “Government”
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah cast Disha Vakani and Dilip JoshiIANSThere has been a lot of speculations regarding Disha Vakani aka Dayaben’s return on Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah for quite some time now. The actress’ absence led the makers to hunt for a new face for the character of Dayaben and now for those who lost hope on Disha’s return, the latest buzz is that there is a thin possibility of the original Dayaben making a comeback on the show.Speaking to Aaj Tak news channel, producer Asit Modi said that while the team is in talks with popular actors to play the role, there are chances of Disha making a comeback as well. He also said in jest that he may conduct online voting for viewers to decide whether Disha should be back or replaced.Earlier, it was said that Modi was in no mood to wait any longer and had decided to give Disha an ultimatum of 30 days. “I will have to start looking for a new Dayaben. No one is bigger than the show. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah will go on with a new face because the family is incomplete without Dayaben,” Modi had told Bombay Times.He added, “So many working women in the country get pregnant, go on a maternity break, have babies and resume their jobs. Today, women continue to work even after having babies. We have given Disha leave, but we cannot wait forever. Having said that, replacing an actress is not an overnight process. The track has to be planned months in advance. Right now, we have started the initial process of auditioning for the character. We are still not sure what will happen in the future, but I would like to reiterate that the show must go on.”For those who came late, Disha has been missing from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah after she went on maternity leave in September 2017 and delivered a baby girl in November that year. Post that, Disha extended her leave and hasn’t returned to work since then.A few months ago, Disha’s husband’s unreasonable demands had complicated things further between both the parties. It was said he apparently wanted Disha to work for only four hours and for 15 days a month only. In fact, the couple also wanted a 100 per cent hike, a source had earlier told SpotboyE. Disha Vakaniinstagram
Exactly how viable are Apple’s electric car dreams?digitaltrendsWith every passing day, technology is reaching users in every possible manner no matter whether you are at home or driving a car. Now, Apple has extended it WhatsApp support to the Apple’s CarPlay in a more convenient way for the users.WhatsApp with its new update WhatsApp v2.18.2 for iPhone, allows users to enable push notification which will let users communicate with their contacts on the move. In the previous update users where suppose to use Siri integration on the vehicle to interact with the WhatsApp which is installed on their iPhone and iPads.Now, the CarPlay users will see a new dedicated WhatsApp icon on the CarPlay das UI (user-interface) for the easy access. Now users can check the new messages on their WhatsApp account directly on their CarPlay. Also, users can ask Siri to read out the messages for them, as well as send messages via WhatsApp to any of your contacts. Apple’s Stephen Chick displays the CarPlay program at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California June 2, 2014.REUTERS/Robert GalbraithThis is not the first time to control the WhatsApp via CarPlay interface. If you remember Apple with its last update made it possible for its CarPlay users to use the virtual assistant Siri to dictate messages to be sent to WhatsApp contacts. However, it was not possible to read or hear any reply with Siri.But with the new update, Apple had made it possible too. Now on every incoming WhatsApp message, a popup will come up on the screen of CarPlay. While tapping on the notification will allow Siri to read the text automatically, and also ask to make a reply. LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 03: The Whatsapp app logo is displayed on an iPhone on August 3, 2016 in London, England.Photo by Carl Court/Getty ImagesHowever, users won’t be able to browse the list of chat conversations in WhatsApp, the functionality which is available in iMessage. While tapping the WhatsApp icon on the CarPlay UI user can see an option to either dictate a new message or hear a spoken summary of unread messages. Users don’t have the option to browse through existing chats.Do remember this feature is only for the iOS not for Android. The new update with CarPlay integration is available for download in App Store.So, it’s now easier for users to read and reply to the WhatsApp messages without even getting distracted from the driving.
Indian home minister Rajnath Singh. File photoIndia’s home minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday lashed at Rohingya supporters including NHRC, saying that they are not refugees but illegal migrants, reports The Times of India.New Delhi’s Human Rights Commission reportedly approached SC recently, opposing the Indian government’s decision to deport Rohingyas. The number in India is said to be around 40,000.Singh was quoted to have said there is a process to get refugee status which Rohingyas have not followed, so they are illegal immigrants.”When Myanmar has no problem in taking them back, why you (a few people in India) have objection to deportation of Rohingyas?”The Times report said the minister claimed that India was not violating any international law in deporting the Rohingyas.”We are not violating any international law by deporting Rohingyas back because we have not signed UN convention,” Rajnath Singh was quoted to have said.”We are providing all humanitarian assistance to Bangladesh in handling Rohingya crisis,” The Times quoted him as saying.More than 400,000 Rohingyas have taken shelter in Bangladesh since military crackdown on them in Myanmar state of Rakhine.
Listen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uSeth Stoughton, assistant law professor at the University of South Carolina joins us to talk about the murder of Walter Scott at the hands of former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael Slager. Plus, we engage AFRO reporter Roberto Alejandro and our other regular contributors, investigative journalist Stephen Janis and Taya Graham, co-editor of, “You Can’t Stop Murder: Truths About Policing in Baltimore and Beyond,” in a round table discussion about Walter Scott’s murder, Baltimore policing and politics.These stories and more coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.
Kolkata: Veteran industrialist and Williamson Magor Group patriarch Brij Mohan Khaitan died on Saturday at his residence here. He was 92. He was suffering from old-age ailments, according to company sources. Khaitan had recently resigned as Chairman of the group’s flagship companies, Eveready Industries and McLeod Russel, citing his old age. He became Chairman Emeritus for both the companies. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her condolences. “Saddened at the passing away of noted industrialist BM Khaitan Ji. He was a much respected elder statesman of the business community of Bengal. My condolences to his family, his colleagues and his friends,” Banerjee said in a tweet.