Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) Amidst the storm over BJP's West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh's threat to "beat up" and "shoot" anti-CAA protestors indulging in violence, state BJP Vice President Chandra Kumar Bose on Tuesday lashed out against elected "incapable" people using "abusive language".
In a strongly worded tweet, with the hashtag "CleansePolitics", the grand nephew of revolutionary leader Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, however, did not take any names.
"When persons who are incapable ,incapacitated get elected- then what do you expect - abusive language & negativism! #CleansePolitics!" the tweet read.
Sometime later, Bose posted another message on his Twitter handle, asking people not to connect his Ayweet with any leader.
"Don't connect with any leader - there's no name stated here!" he posted.
Addressing a party rally on Sunday in Ranathat, about 80 kilometers from Kolkata, Ghosh went ballistic saying the governments in BJP-ruled Assam, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh have shot dead "like dogs" those protesting against the new Citizenship Act.
Alleging that there were one crore infiltrators in the state, Ghosh had accused them of destroying public property worth Rs 500-600 crore during the violent protests against the CAA last month.
"Friends, please know these people who are opposing Hindus and Bengalis. In whose interest are they doing this? There are one crore infiltrators. They are having their meals and staying here on our money."
He then referred to the three states ruled by the BJP.
"In Assam, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, our governments have shot dead these devils like dogs. They were taken elsewhere and then again cases were filed against them. They will come here, eat, stay, and then destroy property, do they think this is their zamindari?"
He said once a BJP government was installed in Bengal, "We will hit them with sticks, shoot them, and also send them to jail. Our governments have done exactly that."
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) After cementing its position across four key business verticals -- camera, home printers, office printers and commercial printing solutions -- Canon India is now ramping up its effort to tap the growing healthcare imaging and security surveillance market in the country, a top company official said here on Wednesday.
After grabbing a substantial share in the Indian market in the professional printing segment which has been among the fastest growing verticals for Canon in India, the company now eyes diagnostic imaging market which is witnessing a tremendous growth with new super-specialty hospitals and diagnostic centres being opened at a fast pace, including in the tier II and II towns.
"In 2020, our key focus areas will be medical and security verticals in India. There have been a strong demand in the field of diagnostic imaging like MRIs, CT scans and X rays in the recent past which, we think, is an important segment for us in this country going forward," Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO, Canon India, told IANS.
Although India will be the youngest country in the world by 2020 with a median age of 29 years, the number of elderly people is likely to increase significantly after that, according to the "State of Elderly in India" report.
By 2021, the elderly population will reach 143 million.
According to market research firm Mordor Intelligence, the increase in life expectancy over the years has resulted in an increase in the population of the elderly. Hence, the growing geriatric population is expected to augment the demand for diagnostic imaging equipment.
The global medical imaging market was approximately $34 billion in 2018 and is expected to generate around $48.6 billion by 2025, according to Zion Market Research, and the of a huge patient pool and rise in the number of hospitals and diagnostic centres in India, Japan and China are anticipated to fuel the medical imaging market in the Asia Pacific.
"Today, if you go to a hospital and take a picture of your chest, that needs to be printed on a film. We propose to print that on a paper. This is my economical and environmental-friendly vision," said a beaming Kobayashi on the sidelines of the launch of its flagship camera EOS-1D X Mark III.
According to him, security is another big area to focus on.
"Security surveillance camera systems have come of age and at Canon, we are aiming to make a revolution in this area soon," said the executive.
Canon's business in India is divided between business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) verticals.
The B2C category includes camera and home printers while B2B includes commercial printers and sales to corporates and MSMEs.
Canon India also showcased EOS-1D X Mark III - the flagship product from the Canon EOS range, featuring latest advancements and innovations in digital imaging technology.
"On the camera front, India offers great opportunities in segments like wedding, wildlife, sports and media. One great observation is that the demand for high-end cameras is also coming from smaller Indian towns and we are excited about this," said C. Sukumaran, Director, Consumer Systems Products and Imaging Communication Products, Canon India.
Priced at Rs 575,995 (taxes included) for the body, including 512GB CF Express Card and Reader, the EOS-1D X Mark III will be available mid-February onwards at select retail outlets across the country.
The EOS-1D X Mark III offers an unmatched continuous shooting speed up to 16fps with viewfinder shooting. It houses a newly developed 20.1MP Full Frame CMOS sensor.
"The newly developed algorithms in the camera enable not just eye detect and face detect autofocus but also head detect autofocus. This allows highly precise autofocus and tracking even in challenging conditions and with multiple and rapidly moving subjects," informed Sukumaran.
According to Kobayashi, the high-end camera will further enable the company promote the photography culture in India.
"Our latest offering will cater to the growing list of professional photographers in India and open up newer possibilities in the imaging space," he added.