Identity politics: Gorkhaland is to Mamata what Kashmir is to Modi

Identity politics: Gorkhaland is to Mamata what Kashmir is to Modi

Darjeeling swirled for almost two weeks. Since June 8, the resort town in the West Bengal Hills has seen battles clustered between demonstrators and security forces, while Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, the region’s large Gorkha party, has relaunched its request for a separate state of Nepal. The region – which depends on tourism – has seen visitors away and an almost complete stop.

With the economy of Bengal north injured and the public order situation in a mess, the Indian army had to be called in to help the state police. Conventionally, you might think that this conflagration could end up hurting the Trinamool Congress, which is in power in the state. However, ethnic policy in northern Bengal is not so simple. Despite the violence, Gorkhaland’s turmoil could actually end up helping the Congress politically Trinamool, helping to further push their Bengali identity program.
Mamata Banerjee has recently used a Bengali identity to counter the display of Hindu nationalism by the Bharatiya Janata Party as he made incursions into West Bengal. Trinamool has designed a status symbol and is composing a state song, purportedly to affirm Bengali culture and mark the state as part of northern India, according to a report in the Indian Express.

Minister attacked the BJP for “foreign culture imported” in West Bengal. “People love Lord Shiva, the goddess Durga and Kali and others for centuries. This is a party that wants us to worship a particular god,” he said, referring to the BJP’s efforts to organize massive Ram Navami marches. While the BJP has used the Ram symbol efficiently in northern India, there is a god worshiped among Hindu Bengali – a point that Banerjee was trying to use in his favor to stir up the pot of Bengali identity.

However, his movement conducted a broader study of obligatory Bengali in the state, imitating the linguistic nationalism of southern India, where such laws have already been adopted. It is this movement that infuriated the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in the mountainous regions of the state, which provoked violent protests, while the Mamata Banerjee cabinet met in Darjeeling June 8 (although this time, Banerjee had announced that the Bengali rule does not apply To the hills). The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha complained that the hill people of Nepal speak of the state were submerged by Bengali politicians – the Party sued as Banerjee celebrates the birthday of Subhash Chandra Bose in Darjeeling.

This is not the first time that the Benghazi ethnic tensions have been a catalyst for Gorkhaland. While the hills are dominated by the Nepal Gorkha, as the Himalayas give the Dooars plains, the population is ethnically fragmented with a large number of Bengalis and Adivasis added to the mix. In 2007, for example, the city of Siliguri, located in the Dooars, saw Gorkha Bengali riots. However, most versions of a future state of this Gorkhaland region include, although Gorkha is a minority here.

Along with all this, across the state, the idea of dividing West Bengal is a political charge idea that generates a lot of excitement.

Decades before there was a World Yoga Day, this is how BKS Iyengar won India over with his yoga

Decades before there was a World Yoga Day, this is how BKS Iyengar won India over with his yoga

Iyengar was an anomaly in the city of Maharashtra. It was distinguished by its strong Dravidian characteristics of its southern vénérage of India (dhoti) and its kudumi, much hair at the ankle which means Brahman’s focal point about God. The front of his head shaved, the kudumi like a long ponytail, while behind him.

This ponytail that Maharashtrians wanted to call a Shendi, was a subject of great joy, especially among the youth of Pune. Iyengar took to cover his head with a cap to keep people from mocking him.

To add to the ignominy, people call him crazy when he told them he was a yoga practitioner. But all these problems were minor compared to the prospect of returning to Mysore and the claustrophobic life he had brought there. Pune was allowed to have a new life.

When he first arrived in Pune, he was often asked if a couple conceived if they were doing yoga. Barely eighteen years old and, in her own words, a complete innocent in matters related to sex, she was going to say with confidence: “Yes. Yoga will help you if it is practiced regularly for three years.

From 1937 to 40, he stayed at a Rasta Peth hotel near the hippodrome; It was populated by regular farmers. Guests of racing fans who wanted to rely on their intuition are systematically asking for a number between eight and fourteen years.

Iyengar had no idea why they had done it and was too absorbed by life to pay much attention to the strange quirks of the people of the city. I had no idea they are betting on the horse with the number they chose that day. Apparently, he had enough success rates to get them back.

He soon began to receive more suspicious calls from people who wanted him to choose two numbers between 1 and 100. Producers apparently have done their dexterity when choosing the winning horse and now there were people speculating about the opening and closing prices of the Person calling cotton United States cotton every day. Once Iyengar realized that he had been used as a pawn to make money, he stopped to force them. He would find many more productive uses of his intuition in his teaching.

Dr. Gokhale had reached an agreement with six schools and Gymkhana Deccan that each institution could, by paying eight rupees fifty countries a month, send ten students selected for classes with Iyengar, allowing him to earn sixty rupees month.

The classes are held in Deccan Gymkhana club and there were ten students in total. None of those who had registered were from the Deccan Gymkhana Club. After six months, schools, saying there was not enough interest among the students, have canceled their contract with Iyengar. Although the students wanted to continue, Iyengar faced the prospect of closing the rookie class.

Fortunately, some friends of Dr. Gokhale participated in helping fund the class for another six months.

Dr. Gokhale has also organized conference events at the Club. With their antagonistic attitude towards yoga and Iyengar, the demonstrations have been pressed in the last ten minutes of the conference. Dr. Gokhale was clear about the division of labor.

Activists claim Tamil Nadu hid a key coastal plan to facilitate Ennore Creek encroachments

Activists claim Tamil Nadu hid a key coastal plan to facilitate Ennore Creek encroachments

In November 2015, Madras received its strongest rainfall in a hundred years, causing a major flood in the city. Activists attributed the intensity of flooding to an illegal construction that has drowned the city’s gutters that are natural opportunities.

Now there is evidence to support their demands. A comparison of the 1996 Coastal Zone Management Plan maps – which defines areas along the coast that can be opened to construction – with current satellite maps shows that the government itself is the biggest delinquent of its own Standards along with the largest estuary in the city, the Ennore Creek.

But that is not all. Coastal activists had initially approached several government authorities to obtain copies of the 1996 plan, but authorities said they had not owned it. After finally getting a copy of the plan, activists accused the government now of removing or concealing the document from approving illegal construction along the creek.

The coastal zone management plan regulates development activity in the area less than 500 meters from the high tide line, a geospatial demarcation highest point reached by the tide along the coast. It is approved by the state. The last official Tamil Nadu plan was developed in 1996.

Although coastal activists have identified violations of various state and central projects along the Ennore stream in the Tiruvallur district, the exact extent of the violations was unknown. This is because the coastal zone management plan for Ennore Creek was not available for public review. In fact, of the 31 cards that make up this plan across the state, only 11 are available online. Coastal activists could not get the other government organizations 20.

In response to a question about the right to information submitted in September 2014, the Tamil Nadu District Coastal Management Authority said that it did not have a copy of the coastal zone management plan for Ennore Creek.

Activists conducted an inspection of the records at the state’s coastal authority office earlier this year, but have not found the plane. Activists said that this meant that the authority had cleared the construction projects along the ravine without consulting the official map of the coastal regulation zone.

This reporter tried to contact the director of the Department of Tamil Nadu by means of telephone, text messages and email request asking the management authorities how coastal the district, which controls did not have a copy of the plan approved management of Coastal areas in 1996. No response has been received.

Activists from the Coastal Resource Center, an Engo in Chennai, finally got a copy of the plan from another social activist, Jesu, who works with the coastal communities of Nagapattinam in southern Tamil Nadu. Jesu had filed a right to information petition with the Department of Environment seeking copies of the plane shortly after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami hit the coast of Tamil Nadu. Taking into account the current satellite image map of Google Earth Ennore Creek with activists found that 1,090 acres of the 8,000-acre protected wetlands along Ennore Creek were invaded by government units and public sector plants.

Activists allege that state authorities have either suppressed or disguised the 1996 plan that illegal construction can go ahead.

The map on the left shows the approved plan for coastal zone management, 1996, while the right card invasion data. (Credit: The Coastal Resources Center).

Dalits in Mumbai’s Ramabai Nagar settlement greet Kovind’s presidential nomination with scepticism

Dalits in Mumbai’s Ramabai Nagar settlement greet Kovind’s presidential nomination with scepticism

The decision of the Bharatiya Janta party Monday in the direction of Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kevin as the presidential candidate has been interpreted by many political analysts as an attempt to win the support of Dalits, a community that has long suspected saffron group.

This impression has gained momentum when it seems likely that the appointment of Kevin, a Dalit Kanpur, may win the support of the two opposition leaders: Party leader Bahujan Samaj and Janata Dal Mayawati (states), leader Nitish Kumar, considered A defender of the poorest Mahadalits. Even when opposition leaders meet June 22 to develop their strategy to counter the BJP, Kumar said he was personally pleased to nominate Kevin.

However, in Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar, a region mainly north-east of Mumbai Dalit, few residents seem overly impressed with the BJP’s decision. It was just another example of the bank’s policy to vote, said Nilesh Barve, who works with a travel company. For entrepreneur Anil Jagdale civil work and mass student Rakesh Patil Kevin was simply “other puppet” minorities “in the hands of a casteist party”.

As of Monday, some residents of Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar had heard of Kevin’s low profile, even though he had previously led the BJP Dalit wing and was the director of Bihar during his candidacy.

“Several political parties use caste identities to fill their banks of votes and this movement is no different,” said Aruna Ahire, a housewife. “And if Ram Nath Kevin comes to power, he invades us again. Although he will be appointed to the top position, it will be a nominal position, nonetheless.”

Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar residents have a reputation for being more politically active than many other Mumbaikars. This reputation is due to a tragedy that occurred in the area on July 11, 1997, when a state of BR Ambedkar, the icon of Dalit who is the architect of the Constitution of India, was desecrated by a chain of shoes. People who protest against this law have been shot by police, which left 11 dead and 26 injured.

When the shooting occurred, the BJP was part of the alliance of state power, with the Shiv Sena. This act of injustice still weighs on many in the neighborhood, as well as other attacks against Dalits in recent years.

“Eleven from the same local Dalits died while in the office the last time the BJP was in power,” said Sudhakar Mais, a retired resident of Ramabai Nagar. Since then, other atrocities have continued, he said, pointing to the suicide of Dalit PhD academic doctor Rohith Vemula at Hyderabad University January 2016 for after a chain of events that began with a Vemula bout and other members of the Ambedkar Students Association entered With the student organization of the BJP, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad.

“A Dalit nursing student was brutally murdered in Shirdi for the use of a ringtone that praised Ambedkar for more than two years,” he said more. “In this context, the designation of Kevin seems to be that the appeasement of minorities.”

But Deepak Bhosale, a trader, said he was grateful that the Dalits get a repayment representation. It is expected that with a Dalit to become president of India, frequent attacks against the Dalits will stop.

Gorkhaland demand: From street protests to silent rallies, photos capture the mood in Darjeeling

Gorkhaland demand: From street protests to silent rallies, photos capture the mood in Darjeeling

The hills of Darjeeling and Kalimpong in West Bengal have been simmered for almost three weeks.

The riots began in early June after Mamata Banerjee-led the West Bengal government, said the Bengali language is necessarily taught in schools across the state. The measure has found strong resistance in the districts of Darjeeling and Kalimpong, where they live Gorkha language mainly from Nepal.

But the language proposed was only the most recent flashpoint for resentment that had spread over decades and that protests refused to die even after Prime Minister Banerjee has said that the rule does not apply to districts of the hill.

The agitation becomes a widespread movement demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland – a movement that has gained strength in the 1980s and has appeared intermittently since – led by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha. From June 12, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, Bimal Gurung, began an indefinite strike in Darjeeling, which entered its ninth day, on Tuesday. The trial brought normal life to a standstill and took tourists out of the hillside.

Several violent incidents have been reported in Darjeeling and Kalimpong in the last two weeks, as protesters have set cars on fire and clashed with security guards. Gorkha Janmukti Morcha alleged that three of his followers were killed after security personnel opened fire on demonstrators on June 17. The state government responded to protests over the increased deployment of the armed and paramilitary forces in the state and The imposition of an Internet shutdown.

The movement for the creation of Gorkhaland peaked between 1986 and 1988 under the Gorkhaland National Liberation Front, led by Subhash Ghising, and according to various estimates, more than 1 000 people died during riots and police repression.

“He was eight years old when the uniformed combat people came to our door, suddenly we heard a shot, he ran to see my father lying in a pool of blood, gasping,” A Mukhia said Nereo, whose father David Mukhia died in 1986. “Whatever benefits or facilities the government gives, the wound is still there and will be replaced once we have our land.” Although the government makes us a boring year at this time, agitation will strengthen day by day … I believe that people who are in the vanguard give up under no circumstances.

Prabhat Ghisingh, a Gorkhaland activist, also loses a connection with the 1986 violence.

“I was 10 or 12 when security personnel killed my aunt, an old person,” he said. “He was shot in the head … Now we have reached the state where we are strong with our support for a separate state Gorkhaland.”

Although the violent demonstrations and parliaments between the Center, the State, and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha have grabbed the headlines, away, several independent and non-violent rallies and marches were also carried out in some parts of Darjeeling and Kalimpong then the movements of the People arise in response to the request of a separate Gorkhaland and the repression of the demonstrators.

Bulging waste-lines killing the Narmada

Bulging waste-lines killing the Narmada

In May of this year, a team of ecologists has traveled along the Narmada River since its origin in Amarkantak in the Anuppur district in the city of Arkansas in the district in Anuppur is Madhya Pradesh, in the Barwani district, in the Mouth of Gujarat in the west. They wanted to take stock of the situation of this ancient river and its environment as part of a high-level state government campaign for Narmada conservation.

What they found was a good reminder of how one of the sacred rivers of India is destroyed. In the 14 districts where they traveled, towns and cities used up untreated sewage and effluent pump industries, as well as deforestation on the surrounding beaches Satpura and Vindhya, dried up 60 of the 101 tributaries that fed the Narmada. The water table has dropped to levels below 300 feet or more from the surrounding area, the garbage piled up in the cities and riverbanks are invaded.
The sand extraction mechanized unrestricted from about 1,100 km long Narmada MP. Several species of fish, including Mahaseer, are in terminal phase due to contamination and destruction of the habitat.

“Even at the source, the Narmada Kund in Amarkantak, we find pipes that discharge sewage into the river and people deféchaient on the opposite shore,” TOI Vinayak Parihar, a member of the team, told TOI. The trip was organized by the Vicar platform Madhya Pradesh small environmental groups and other advocacy groups. Almost none of the urban centers located on the banks of the river has water treatment plants (STP). Jabalpur, the largest city of Narmada, produces 200 million liters of wastewater per day, but only occupies 0.55 MLD. An STP 50 MLD built near the village of Kathauda is not functional.

Along the length, the industrial units are being the discharge of effluent into the river or its tributaries. In Jabalpur, a gelatine factory Lahaina Ghat allows effluents to flow into the river since six mills in Narsinghpur, the industrial belt in Hoshangabad Suhagpur and several dozens large dairies.

The State Pollution Control Board has filed cases against 18 municipal bodies located within 10 km of the Narmada River, including civil organizations Jabalpur, Hoshangabad, Mandla, Dindori, and Bhedaghat.

In addition, on the carpet are five industrial units, including the central government security paper factory, located in Hoshangabad. The team found that small and large tributaries along the entire river were in danger. All are used to carry water all year round for about a decade. Now, almost two-thirds are dry, many lost forever.

“Invasion mining and major sand destroyed the canals while deforestation of the surrounding forests dried up water sources,” Parihar said.

In Hoshangabad, for example, there are only 11 approved sand exploration sites, but the team found that the extraction takes place at 50 sites. At the lower end of the river, as it passes through Khandwa and Dewas, most of the tributaries do not flow when the water backed up Indra Sagar.

Parihar said bright shows involving politicians and movie stars are of little use, as it gives the river a living entity status. Until the government to seriously implement existing laws and involves people in this area, Narmada will continue to die a thousand deaths.

Stamps Release, Meditation Mark Yoga Celebrations At UN

Stamps Release, Meditation Mark Yoga Celebrations At UN

United Nations: The UN has begun International Yoga Day (LSI) celebrations with the launching of stamps, shower puja and meditation for peace in the most diverse gathering of nationalities, religions and world races. More than 1,000 people, including permanent representatives from various countries, diplomats, personal yoga enthusiasts and the United Nations participated Tuesday in yoga class with yoga teachers at UN headquarters in before the third LSI. A unique element of this year’s event, which contributed to the soft power of India was the water puja ceremony led by Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Sadhvi Bhagwati Sarawastiji of Paramarta Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh.

As the water poured symbolically into a balloon, the participants raised their hands to the sky praying for clean water for all and to recover the holy water, support of life and the relationship of humanity.

This is complemented by the commitment of the United Nations to the achievement of sustainable development goals (SDG) to improve people’s lives. The speakers emphasized instead of yoga to achieve them.

Peter Thomson, president of the General Assembly, said that yoga practice was the epitome of the phrase, “Healthy mind in a healthy body” and its role in social security is directly linked to the UN SDG.

Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Chief of Staff of the Secretary General, said that the practice of yoga for millions contribute to sustainable development and peace.

The Permanent Representative of India, Syed Akbaruddin, said that yoga symbolizes the unity of humanity and that India shares with the world in an open and inclusive way.

Stephen Cutts, Secretary General of United Nations Central Support Services, issued a series of 10 stamps with IDY Thomson.

The stamps worth $ 1.15 each represent a different yoga poses along with a great OM dash in devanagari.

Bhagwati Sarawastiji called yoga “kudumbakam vasudeva” action and said he had the power to break the boundaries to bring peace and heal the suffering caused by separation.

Reflecting on the universality of the LSI Hana AlHashimi, an expert on sustainable development mission of the United Arab Emirates, UN celebrates the holidays, wore a hijab.

The resolution of the General Assembly in 2014 to create LSI was co-sponsored by 174 countries and was unanimously approved.

Seane Corn, a yoga specialist and social activist, conducted a meditation for peace and human rights and put an end to all forms of oppression.

As they inhale and do yoga, people should send a message to their leaders for peace, he said.

Love can lead to political change, instead of hatred and through yoga, people can express love at all to cause transformations, added corn.

Laterm a forum on yoga and health will be held at the United Nations with an international panel of swamis and yoga practitioners.

Sivadasananda Retreat House, Austria, Keith Mitchel, a yoga practitioner and former NFL star in the United States, Stanton Kawer, leader and activist American actor Anupam Kher are scheduled speakers.

Donald Trump Says China Tried But Failed To Help On North Korea

Donald Trump Says China Tried But Failed To Help On North Korea

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump Tuesday that China’s efforts to persuade North Korea to curb its nuclear program have failed, catch up with the rhetoric of the death of an American student who was detained by Pyongyang.

Trump had high hopes for China’s increased cooperation to exert influence over North Korea, relying largely on Chinese President Xi Jinping for his help. The two leaders held a high-level summit in Florida in April and Trump frequently praised Xi while resisting criticism of China’s business practices.

“Although I appreciate the efforts of President Xi and China to help North Korea, it did not work. At least I know China has tried!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

It was unclear whether his words represented a significant change in his thinking in the United States to halt North Korea’s nuclear program and its test of a missile or a change in US policy toward China.

“I think the president saw some frustration,” said Christopher Hill, former US ambassador to South Korea, MSNBC. “He points out to others that he understands that it does not work, and tries to defend or justify himself by saying that at least they tried it, unlike others who do not even try.”

On Tuesday, a US official, who declined to be identified, said that US satellites had detected nuclear testing site recent spy moves in North Korea near the entrance of the tunnel, but it was not clear whether these preparations For a new nuclear test were likely to coincide with high-level talks between the United States and the United States. And China in Washington on Wednesday.

“North Korea is still prepared to conduct a sixth nuclear test at any time when there is a direct order, but there are no unusual new clues that can be shared,” said a southern department responsible Korea Defense, according to With anonymity.

Seoul was in close consultation with Washington on the issue, the official added.

North Korea then tested a nuclear bomb in September but has carried repeated missile tests since it pledged to develop a nuclear-capable missile capable of reaching the United States, which has placed the forefront of Trump security issues.

Declaration of victory in China should increase pressure on Beijing ahead of diplomatic dialogue and Wednesday’s security, involving Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis to the highest Chinese diplomat, the adviser State Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui, the Chief’s staff shared People’s Liberation Army.

The State Department says the dialogue will focus on ways to increase pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs, but also covers areas such as counter-terrorism and regional rivalries in the strategic South Sea China.

The US side must press China to cooperate to strengthen international sanctions against North Korea. The United States and its allies would like to see an oil embargo and ban on North Korean airlines and working guests from other movements, diplomats said they had been resisted by China and Russia.

In a sign that US-China relations are stable, White House aide said Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, White House adviser Jared Kushner, were invited by the Chinese government to visit the Country later this year.

Gunmen Attack Philippine Village Near War-Torn City: Military

Gunmen Attack Philippine Village Near War-Torn City: Military

MANILA: Hundreds of gunmen attacked troops in a southern Philippines town today in a bomb attack that may have been intended to help Islamic militants involved in a nearby urban war, authorities said.

Five civilians were used as human shields had disappeared, and soldiers pursued the attackers who were quickly withdrawn, military spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla told reporters in Manila.

Padilla said the gunmen attacked a military post at dawn in Pigcaguayan, an agricultural village about 100 miles from Marawi where combatants linked to the Islamic State (IS) group fought troops for a month .

The attack could be a distraction tactic to ease pressure on militants in Marawi, local police commander Chief Inspector Realan Mamon said.

Padilla said the attackers belonged to the Islamist bangsamoros freedom fighters (BIFF), one of the four armed groups in the Philippine region of southern Mindanao that analysts say have pledged allegiance to IS.

He said the armed men attacked the outpost slightly defended and exchanged arms with the troops.

“It is already resolved. The enemy withdrew … they failed,” said Padilla, adding that the troops were in pursuit of the militants.

Local authorities reported for the first time that the armed men had occupied a school before the arrival of the students.

But Padilla did not mention any incidents at school.

The area around Pigcaguayán consists of marshes, mountains and farmland.

Padilla said there were no confirmed victims, but the army had not yet located the five originally used as human shields.

The mayor of the city of Pigcaguayán, Eliseo Garsesa, said that 200 armed men were involved, while a police report indicated that there were around 300.

Padilla said the BIFF, a small insurgent group that would have a few hundred fighters, apparently tried to take advantage of the fact that the military is focusing on the Marawi war.

“In general, take advantage of the situation … we have a very slightly defended outposts and think our forces elsewhere in the province,” Padilla said.

Muslim rebels have been fighting for more than four decades from an independent or autonomous region in the mostly Catholic southern nation, the conflict claimed more than 120,000 lives.

Major rebel organizations signed or exercised peace accords with the government, but small strong line of groups such as BIFF. Pledged to continue fighting.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in the southern region of Mindanao on May 23 immediately after marauding sailors fought for Marawi.

His assault on Marawi unleashed the unprecedented urban war that claimed hundreds of lives and Duterte warned part of an IS campaign to establish a base in Mindanao.

The fighting left Marawi, the largest Muslim city in the Philippines, largely ruined.

The activists involved in the fight against Marawi come mainly from Abu Sayyaf Maute and organizations that have joined the BIFF. Under the umbrella of the IS, according to the government.

The army said foreign fighters, including those from Chechnya, Indonesia and Malaysia, have also joined the Malawi conflict.

After Major Investors Insist, Uber Chief Travis Kalanick Resigns

After Major Investors Insist, Uber Chief Travis Kalanick Resigns

The CEO of Uber Technologies Inc., Travis Kalanick, resigned, limiting a number of controversies that shook the world’s largest technology company and exposed the fundamental problems in their male-dominated culture.

The one who most identifies with the world meteoric rise of the man who climbs the giant walk said that he gave in to the desires of the investors that he got out of the way, partly to avoid another conflict. Uber has been harassed by this year’s drama of accusations of sexual harassment in the use of software for referral regulators.

The outgoing CEO joins a number of outlets, including entrepreneur Emil Michael and President Jeff Jones. Kalanick admitted his leadership weaknesses after Bloomberg has posted a video showing the executive discussion with driver Uber, an incident that helped build resentment among his drivers. His departure comes just weeks after his mother’s death in a sailing accident.

“I love Uber almost everyone and at this difficult time in my personal life, I have accepted the request of investors for me to put aside so that I can return to Uber’s building instead of distracting myself with another fight,” said Kalanick it’s a statement. He will remain on the board, Uber said separately.

Kalanick’s resignation was previously reported by the New York Times.

Like the public face of Uber, Kalanick embodies the good start.
Earlier this month, he told staff plans to leave, leaving the company to be run by a management committee.

This month, the company shares the recommendations of an investigation that has entrusted to the growing workplace problems by the United States law firm Eric Holder. More than twenty people have been transferred as part of a separate investigation by another company.

Despite the recent turmoil, Uber’s rise in business. Revenues increased to $ 3.4 billion in the first quarter, while losses have declined, although they remain significant at 708 million. Kalanick remains a billionaire has maintained his stake in the company, with a net worth of 6.7 billion dollars, according to the Bloomberg billionaire Index. Uber himself was valued at 69 billion dollars.

The company has tried to eliminate a pilot from defecting by adding a feature to its application that allows customers to provide advice, a feature that has long been offered by US rival Lyft Inc. The company also said They begin to compensate drivers for trips canceled more than two minutes after booking and offer new insurance plans. Garrett Camp, Uber Founder and Board Member, wrote an email to employees Tuesday, trying to build morale.

“This is a bold decision and a sign of his dedication and his love for Uber,” said Uber’s board of directors in an e-mailed statement in Kalanick. “On leaving, it takes time to recover from his personal tragedy, while giving the company the opportunity to fully embrace this new chapter in Uber’s story.”