Order on New Land Laws Does Not Impact Ladakh, Say MHA Officials After Gupkar Alliance’s ‘For Sale’ Charge



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Order on New Land Laws Does Not Impact Ladakh, Say MHA Officials After Gupkar Alliance’s ‘For Sale’ Charge

A home ministry notification allowing non-Kashmiris to buy land in the erstwhile state is limited to J&K and does not impact Ladakh, officials told News18, refuting claims by the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) that the new laws have made land owners vulnerable to land sharks from outside the union territories.

Slamming the amendment in land laws, PAGD spokesperson Sajad Lone had said that it “stripped the permanent residents of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh of exclusive right to acquire and hold immovable property in the state — now unconstitutionally divided into two Union territories”.

Refuting the criticism, an MHA official said: “The Ladakh related notification by MHA only furthers the separation between J&K and Ladakh. It does not deal with the issue of who can buy land

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QC gov’t lifts stop order vs condo construction in Barangay Marilag

QC gov’t lifts stop order vs condo construction in Barangay Marilag

The local government of Quezon City has lifted its cease and desist order against the construction of a 40-storey condominium in Barangay Marilag, which initially faced complaints for making noise even during nighttime.

Quezon City officials lifted on October 20 the stop order against DMCI after the latter submitted an affidavit of undertaking.

In its sworn statement, DMCI, the project developer of 40-storey Infina Towers, said that it will “eliminate/lessen/mitigate the construction noise/sound produced by any equipment or any construction activity.”

It added that their construction activities “shall not go beyond 7 p.m. and shall not start prior to 7 a.m. except for jobs that do not cause noise/sound such as painting and/or finishing works and the unloading to the ground of construction materials

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Ex-contractor jailed 14 days, fined RM1,000 for flouting quarantine order



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A former contractor was sentenced to 14 days in jail and fined RM1,000 today for failing to self-quarantine as ordered by the health ministry after returning from Sabah where he had gone to vote in the recent state election.

Magistrate Muhammad Nazrin Ali Rahim handed down the sentence on Md Syafrizan Salleh, 32, after he pleaded guilty to the offence. His jail term will begin today.

The court also ordered the father-of-two, who hails from Papar, Sabah, to be jailed another seven days if he fails to pay the fine.

“You should have acted responsibly and understood that the self-quarantine was necessary after you returned to the peninsula from a high-risk area, to ensure that you were really healthy and would not infect others because if you were (Covid-19) positive, it would have had an impact on the lives and safety of others,” Nazrin told

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Vuzix Receives Follow-On Order from US Defense Contractor to Further Develop Customized Waveguide-based Optics Engine

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), (“Vuzix” or, the “Company”), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, announced it has received a follow-on order from a major US defense contractor to further develop a customized waveguide-based head worn AR Display Engine. This order represents the second phase of this development effort, which was first announced in March 2020. Phase 2 will generate additional non-recurring engineering (NRE) revenue in the lower six figure range for Vuzix over the coming months. with potentially further NREs in subsequent phases before a possible customer acceptance of a final product design that could lead to an eventual production program.

“We are very pleased with the progress we continue to make with this major US defense contractor as we pursue a production opportunity with them,” said Paul Travers, President and CEO of

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