IMA panel to probe Dr. Tadvi’s death in Maharashtra

first_img The other members include Dr. Hozie Kapadia and Dr. Suhas Pingle, both physicians from Mumbai, Dr. Ashok Adhao, a surgeon from Nagpur and Dr. Chandrakant Mhaske, a dermatologist and dean of the Government Medical College in Nanded. While Dr. Kapadia is the current State president of IMA, Dr. Pingle is the State secretary.“Our main focus would be to look at changes that need to be brought in place to offer a better work environment for the resident doctors,” said Dr. Wankhedkar.In a press statement, the IMA has stated that the poor working conditions of doctors, in particular, the residents in government hospitals, the abnormal load of work they are expected to carry as a matter of routine and the ever-present ridicule for deficiency of clinical skills cannot be pushed under the carpet.“IMA’s fact-finding team will study comprehensively the complex issue and is expected to submit its report to IMA national president in a week’s time,” it stated.Referring to the allegations of casteism, the statement said that if true, it is a matter of serious concern which has to be addressed. In the backdrop of the suicide by Dr. Payal Tadvi, the Indian Medical Association has formed a five-member fact-finding committee to look at the larger issues concerning the resident doctors working in the State’s public hospitals.The committee will review the critical factors that led to her death and recommend how to avoid such incidents in future.Tadvi, 26, a second-year resident doctor in the gynaecology department of Topiwala National Medical College attached to B.Y.L. Nair Hospital committed suicide on May 22.Three senior resident doctors have been booked in the case after Tadvi’s parents alleged harassment and caste slurs by them.‘Various aspects’“The case has various aspects attached to it. Our fact-finding committee will piece together the facts and look at the larger issue that resulted in Tadvi’s death”, said Dr. Ravi Wankhedkar, a surgeon from Dhule and one of the five doctors on the committee.Also Read Tadvi suicide: 3 accused sent to judicial custody till June 10 last_img read more

Absolute masterpiece: Sunil Gavaskar praises Virat Kohli’s gutsy Perth hundred

first_imgCricket legend Sunil Gavaskar was all praise for Virat Kohli after the India captain notched up a classy century on the third day of the Perth Test on Sunday.Kohli’s knock was a perfect blend of caution and aggression as the world’s best batsman hit 13 fours and a six in his 257-ball stay at the crease at the Perth Stadium.En route his majestic 123, Kohli touched new highs in Test cricket as he not only equalled Sachin Tendulkar’s record of six hundreds in Australia but also became the second quickest to hit 25 centuries in the traditional format after Don Bradman.Kohli came on to the crease after India were reduced to 8 for 2 on the second day. He stitched fifty-plus partnerships with Cheteshwar Pujara, his deputy Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari.”Magnificent. Absolutely magnificent. What a pleasure to watch that because the way he composed it. He built it brick-by-brick. He started off in a bit of rush as if wanting to make a point that those two early wickets weren’t bothering him,” Gavaskar told Sony Six after the day’s play.Kohli exhibited his range of shots during his magnificent innings as his valiant effort took India within 43 runs of Australia’s first innings score of 326.”After he walked out to bat and the way he started against dangerous Josh Hazlewood showed that his intent was ‘look I am going to attack you guys, I will defend and I will make sure I take India as close as possible to Austalia’s score’. And in trying to do that, he showed us a range of shots, he showed us a tight defence, he showed what Test match batting is all about and it was just fantastic,” he said.advertisementGavaskar also advised youngsters to learn the tricks of the trade from Kohli innings.”Any youngster watching the game they should see how he did it, even for some of the young Australian batsmen, for example…Marcus Harris or Travis Head. The way he played straight, the way he was waiting for the right ball, yes occasionally he played and missed but it was an absolute masterpiece,” he said.Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke termed Kohli as “class above everybody” in his praise.”I think it’s the best hundred Virat Kohli has made so far. Class above everybody else,” Clarke said.Australia reached 132 for 4 at the close of play with Usman Khawaja 41 not out and captain Tim Paine unbeaten on 8. They have now extended their lead to 175.Also Read | Virat Kohli leads India’s battle on intriguing day vs AustraliaAlso Read | Virat Kohli’s energy is infectious, says Jasprit Bumrah after enthralling dayAlso Read | My bat does the talking: Virat Kohli’s celebration after gritty Perth hundred wows fanslast_img read more

Wimbledon 2019: Ashleigh Barty breezes into 3rd round

first_imgWimbledon 2019: Ashleigh Barty breezes into 3rd roundWorld No. 1 Ashleigh Barty advanced to 3rd round of Wimbledon 2019 with a two-set win over Alison van Uytvanck.advertisement Next Reuters LondonJuly 4, 2019UPDATED: July 4, 2019 18:46 IST Ashleigh Barty advanced to 3rd round of Wimbledon 2019. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAshleigh Barty defeated Alison van Uytvanck to reach 3rd round of WimbledonBarty won 6-1, 6-3 in 54 minutes over UytvanckBarty won her first Grand Slam at French Open this yearTop seed Ashleigh Barty hurried into the Wimbledon third round on Thursday, dispatching Alison van Uytvanck 6-1, 6-3 in 54 minutes on the All England Club’s distant showcourt Two.Barty is the woman of the moment having just won her first Grand Slam at the French Open but she and former Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber were consigned to Court Two for their second-round matches while much lower ranked Britons were scheduled to play on Centre Court.But the court did not affect the 23-year-old Australian’s tennis. She sprayed winners, including two delicious lobs, and did not allow Van Uytvanck into the match until the sixth game of the first set.Barty took the first set with a backhand that wrong-footed her opponent and wrapped up the match, played in warm sunshine, with a high backhand volley winner.Van Uytvanck is no slouch on grass. The Belgian reached the last 16 here last year, upsetting defending champion Garbine Muguruza on the way, and she has a powerful swinging serve.”I had to have my running shoes on, Barty said as she came off court. I had to make sure I made a lot of returns.”Also Read | Wimbledon 2019: Andy Murray and Serena Williams know their mixed doubles opponentsAlso Read | Wimbledon 2019: Stan Wawrinka suffers shock defeat to unseeded Reilly OpelkaAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Wimbledon 2019Follow Ashleigh Bartylast_img read more

Texas hospital system accused of holding patients illegally

first_imgFORT WORTH, Texas — A Texas corporation that runs behavioural health hospitals is accused of illegally holding four patients.The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that SAS Healthcare Inc. was indicted Wednesday on nine counts of violating the Texas Mental Health Code.The indictment alleges the corporation known as Sundance Behavioral Healthcare System detained two patients involuntarily at its Arlington facility longer than the 48 hours allowed without a court order. It also accuses the company of not allowing two voluntary patients to leave.Prosecutors on Thursday said filed a notice saying they will introduce extraneous offences, including allegations the corporation didn’t conduct welfare checks on a patient who died by suicide in the facility’s care.A law firm for SAS Healthcare said the “unprecedented” criminal prosecution “ignores legislatively enacted blanket immunity” that gives medical professionals discretion in treatment.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Pediatric Drug Shortage Ministry of Health Denies StockOut Says Allegations Based

Rabat – Following recent allegations by media and social networks regarding a stock-out of certain medicines for children in pharmacies and hospitals, the Ministry of Health has issued a statement denying such “allegations,” stating that these are injections used only in hospitals. The national media insistence on a supposed shortage of medicines in certain hospitals and pharmacies in Morocco led the Ministry of Health to issue a communique Thursday drawing the distinction between a stock out and a shortage. The department of Houcine Louardi denied the existence of a stock-out while acknowledging the shortage of certain drugs in hospitals and pharmacies. The drugs in question are used in the treatment of infantile diseases and some types of cancers. In the statement, the ministry specified that the out-of-stock drugs are Vancomycin and Amikacin, two antibiotic vaccines imported and used only in hospitals. It acknowledged that the mentioned rupture “lasted only 10 days.” Currently, injections are available again in laboratories and drug distribution companies in Morocco.The ministry made no comments on the media concerns that these imported drugs are monopolized by pharmaceutical laboratories, endangering the health of millions of Moroccans. The ministry simply stated that the stock-out of certain medicines is common, even in the most developed countries of the world, like France, which recently experienced a stock-out of some 400 medicines. Furthermore, the ministry claims to have introduced the generic version of drugs composed of Dopamine and Phenobarbital, to compensate for the deficit. The latter will be available “in the coming weeks.”In late July, the Moroccan Pediatric Society criticized Louardi for the disappearance of certain important drugs, whose lack would make pediatricians’ job quite difficult.The ministry refuted the articles and comments published in recent days questioning the feasibility of the treatment of certain medicines, saying that the data informing the claims was far from “any scientific and technical truth.” The ministry said that “the health of the citizen is above all other considerations,” and the “unfounded information” and allegations published in this respect harms patients and affects the Moroccan pharmaceutical industry.In order to compensate for the lack of certain medicines, the ministry said it has “undertaken several measures” to encourage the deposit of generic medicines and to ensure continuous monitoring of the monthly stock by the National Monitoring Center for Medicinal Products. As part of its national drug policy, the department said it aims to encourage the local pharmaceutical industry to provide high-quality medicines at reasonable prices and to reduce imports of medicinal products from abroad. It specified that these measures will allow Morocco to produce nearly 65 percent of its needs for medicines.Pharmaceutical laboratories in Morocco are obliged by law, in particular by Decree 02.263 of June 2002, to maintain a safety stock of medicines to cope with possible shortages on the national and international market. Something they did not do in this case. read more

Tense situation in Jaffna over girls murder

Police spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said that six policemen were injured during the incident and were admitted to hospital. The police said that nine suspects had been arrested over the rape and murder of the girl. The protestors were demanding the suspects be handed over to them.“The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has ordered the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to carry out the investigations into this incident. The protestors are demanding grave punishment on the suspects but this will be decided when they are produced before the court,” the police spokesman said. A tense situation developed in Jaffna today over the murder and alleged rape of a school girl, the police said.The police said that tear-gas had to be used as a violent protest was staged outside the Jaffna Court over the murder. The body of the 17-year-old school girl was discovered in Pungudutivu last week after the police launched a manhunt following a complaint lodged by the victim’s parents.The girl’s parents informed the Kayts Police station, situated in the north, that their daughter did not returned home from school. The police searched the residence of a youth in the area and found bloodstained clothing. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Creative thinking needed to beat high cost of AsiaPacifics infrastructure needs –

Estimated at over $200 billion a year, the region’s infrastructure needs are “overwhelming, both in social and physical infrastructure,” said Kim Hak-Su, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).Mr. Kim warned delegates in Bangkok attending the ministerial segment of the Commission’s annual meeting that the region’s needs far exceeds the available resources of around $50 billion for all purposes. Private investment in infrastructure is a quarter of the levels prevailing before the 1997 crisis, creating a large financing gap.ESCAP investment estimates for desperately needed infrastructure are massive. For the Asian Highway, an additional $18 billion will be required just to finance priority projects. The Trans Asian Railway would also need substantial investment – one route from Singapore to Kunming, China, will alone cost $2.5 billion. The costs of regional connectivity infrastructure such as Internet connections, cabling and broadband are also substantial.The gap is exacerbated by a decline of private investment for infrastructure since the Asian financial crisis in 1997, which has declined from $40 billion in 1997 to $11.5 billion in 2003.The region faces major challenges in securing funding for infrastructure, said Mr. Kim. “We must mobilize regional domestic savings and further engage the private sector in infrastructure investment,” he added.“At this stage of transformation, Asia and the Pacific region requires an institution like the European Investment Bank (EIB) – an independent, government-owned Asian Investment Bank (AIB) to promote regional capital markets,” he said.An AIB could provide infrastructure loans and collaborate with the banking community in both raising and investing resources, Mr. Kim said. “The AIB could work with the private sector by co-financing and guaranteeing private investment financing. Asian capital markets are faced with limited capacity to finance large and risky infrastructure project and we need an alternative.” read more

UN report reveals convergence of environmental crime with corruption raft of other

“Environmental crime is transnational in scope and insidious in nature. It robs governments of much-needed revenues, people of their livelihoods, and communities of peace and security,” announced Jürgen Stock, Secretary General of INTERPOL, the world’s largest international police organization.“The international community needs to support a comprehensive approach by following rhetoric with action, policy with implementation, and law with enforcement,” he added.The joint report, Environment, Peace and Security: A Convergence of Threats, was released earlier this week at the Law, Justice and Development Week 2016 hosted by the World Bank.Researchers surveyed almost 70 countries and found that more than 80 per cent of nations view environmental crimes as a “national priority.” The majority believe that new and sophisticated criminal activities increasingly present a threat to peace and security.According to the report, global environmental crimes amount to some $91billion to $258 billion annually and are frequently bound to other criminal activities.For example, terrorist groups and other criminal networks fund their activities through the exploitation of resources in conflict zones. The report estimates that at least 40 per cent of internal conflicts are linked to the exploitation of natural resources.Elsewhere, criminal groups take advantage of poverty-stricken communities, creating incentives for people to resort to illegal poaching, logging, fishing, or mining.“The time has come to meet the threat of environmental crime with a coordinated response from member States, international organizations and the United Nations. Such a response must address the need for improved information sharing, enhanced protection of civilians, better law enforcement, and a deeper understanding of the drivers of conflicts,” said UN Environment chief Erik Solheim.The report recommends a multidisciplinary approach to tackle environmental crime, greater exchange across sectors, increased focus on the implementation of environmental policies, and stronger financial support. read more

Guterres grateful for US support as largest UN contributor will work with

A statement from Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said the UN has seen the blueprint of the 2018 budget released by the White House and notes that the budgetary process in the US is complex and lengthy and it needs to be completed. Media reports suggest that the proposed budget would seek major cuts in US diplomacy and foreign aid, among other areas. “The Secretary-General is grateful for the support the United States has given to the United Nations over the years as the Organization’s largest financial contributor,” said that statement.The statement goes on to say that the Mr. Guterres is totally committed to reforming the United Nations and ensuring that it is fit for purpose and delivers results in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.However, abrupt funding cuts can force the adoption of ad hoc measures that will undermine the impact of longer-term reform efforts, it adds.“The Secretary-General stands ready to discuss with the United States and any other Member State how best we can create a more cost-effective Organization to pursue our shared goals and values,” underscored the statement.It goes on to note that the UN chief fully subscribes to the necessity to effectively combat terrorism, but believes that it requires more than military spending. “There is also a need to address the underlying drivers of terrorism through continuing investments in conflict prevention, conflict resolution, countering violent extremism, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, sustainable and inclusive development, the enhancement and respect of human rights, and timely responses to humanitarian crises,” it states.“The international community is facing enormous global challenges that can only be addressed by a strong and effective multilateral system, of which the United Nations remains the fundamental pillar,” the statement concludes. read more

Storm brewing cafe customer calls police after being served the wrong teabag

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A man dialled 999 for the police after he was asked to leave a café by the proprietor who had seen him writing a negative TripAdvisor review after he was served tea made with the wrong teabag.Sevjan Melissa said she asked Roberto Lattarulo to leave when he allegedly “intimidated” staff after being given a lemon and ginger teabag instead of a lemongrass and ginger one.Ms Melissa, the owner of Birdie Num Nums in New Cross, south-east London, said she apologised and offered a full refund of £2 and a cake as a gesture of goodwill. Cafe owner Sevjan MelissaCredit:Mercury Press Mr Lattarulo’s TripAdvisor review criticised the cafe’s “shocking customer service”. A police van arrived at the venue 15 minutes after the argument, but its arrival was not connected to Mr Lattarulo’s call.The officers were regular customers of the café, and Ms Melissa claimed they laughed at the episode.“I told them about what had gone on and they were in stitches,” she said. Mr Lattarulo, 33, said: “I’m a senior TripAdvisor contributor and I am true to my word.” She claims Mr Lattarulo ignored her and started writing a negative TripAdvisor review in front of her. She asked him to leave.Mr Lattarulo admitted he rang 999 to complain that he was being unfairly evicted from the premises, but the police informed him it was a civil matter. Cafe owner Sevjan Melissa read more

Brazils spiritual healer accused of sex abuse

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedFeature: Penguin swims 5,000 miles every year for reunion with the man who saved his lifeApril 23, 2016In “Entertainment”Indonesian woman ‘held captive in cave for 15 years’August 7, 2018In “latest news”Pope admits clerical abuse of nuns including sexual slaveryFebruary 6, 2019In “latest news” A dozen women have come forward in Brazil to accuse a prominent self-styled spiritual healer of sexually abusing them at his clinic.Joao Teixeira de Faria – known as “Joao of God” – is based in the town of Abadiania but has followers worldwide.Self-declared spiritual healer Joao Texeira de Faria denies abusing women who came to him as patientsA Dutch photographer, Zahira Leeneke Maus, told Globo TV that he had manipulated her into performing sex acts and then raped her. In a statement to Globo, Mr Faria’s office strongly denied the allegations.It said the 76-year-old had used his powers to treat thousands of people, and “vehemently rejects (allegations of) any improper practice during his treatments”.Nine Brazilian women, who remained anonymous, also told Globo TV that the self-declared healer had abused them on the premise of transferring his “cleansing” energy.Some said they had been seeking a cure for depression when the alleged abuse took place. The related O Globo newspaper later said it had spoken to two further women with similar allegations.Faria who is not a medical doctor, has previously been fined and jailed for operating without a licence. (BBC) read more

Dagur Sigurdsson to leave German bench in summer 2017

Dagur Sigurdsson ← Previous Story Zorman to continue to play for Slovenia Next Story → Tobbias Karlsson to stay at SG Flensburg until 2019 Shocking news from Germany. Guy who made revolution in German handball after years od dissapointment with results of the national team, Dagur Sigurdsson, could leave German NT bench in summer 2017 after his contract ended.Sigurdsson made fantastic results with the national team since late 2014 when he overtook team group of players who failed to qualify for the World Championship 2015 in Qatar. Germany won gold medal at Men’s EHF EURO 2016 and bronze at Olympic Games in Rio.German handball Federation reacted quickly with announcement:“We are in talks,” says Bob Hanning, vice president of the German Handball Federation. “It is no surprise that Dagur is among the most sought-after coaches because of the European Championship title and the Olympic bronze medal. We know what we have in him – and Dagur knows what he has on the German handball team. More will be known in upcoming weeks”, concluded Hanning. read more

Extraterrestres scruter les émissions lumineuses pour répérer leur présence

first_imgExtraterrestres : scruter les émissions lumineuses pour répérer leur présence ? Publiant leurs travaux sur le site scientifique arXiv, des astrophysiciens américains proposent de scruter les variations mesurables de luminosité des exoplanètes ‘proches’ pour tenter d’y déceler la lumière émise par d’éventuelles cités extraterrestres.Depuis plus de cinquante ans, les radiotélescopes du programme Seti (Search for extraterrestrial intelligence) fouillent le cosmos à la recherche d’ondes radioélectriques que pourraient émettre des civilisations extraterrestres. Mais, sur Terre, l’emploi de technologies telles que les fibres optiques fait baisser de plus en plus nos émissions d’ondes radio : il est donc probable que toute civilisation ne passe que par une phase très courte d’émissions radio ‘tous azimuts’.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAPartant de ce principe, des scientifiques ont considéré un autre phénomène : a contrario de ses émissions radio, la ‘pollution lumineuse’ que notre planète émet dans le domaine des longueurs d’onde visibles est quant à elle largement détectable de loin. Estimant qu’on pourrait détecter la lumière d’une ville de la taille de Tokyo située au-delà de l’orbite de Neptune, Avi Loeb, du Centre d’astrophysique de Harvard, et Edwin Turner, de l’Université de Princeton (États-Unis), proposent ainsi de remplacer le programme Seti par un programme Oseti (pour Optical search for extraterrestrial intelligence).Selon eux, il est possible de mesurer la réflectivité (capacité de réflexion de lumière) d’une exo-planète (pas trop éloignée) éclairée par son étoile, et d’en déduire sa luminosité intrinsèque dans l’obscurité. Par conséquent, il serait théoriquement possible de détecter un éventuel excès de lumière par rapport à ce taux de luminosité naturelle dans le noir : excès alors imputable à une clarté artificielle. C.Q.F.D enfin presque…Le 13 novembre 2011 à 13:32 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Truck towed boat crash through I5 median barrier near 39th Street

first_imgTraffic on Interstate 5 southbound and northbound was opened up about 8:45 p.m. Thursday after a driver towing a 28-foot boat north near 39th Street lost control and crashed through the concrete median barrier into the southbound lanes.The accident was reported about 7:15 p.m., a Washington State Patrol dispatcher said. No one was reported injured.The collision left debris blocking traffic in both directions. Tow trucks were called to clear it from the roadways.At 8:45 p.m., troopers had opened all lanes northbound and two of four southbound.The driver of the 2001 Dodge pickup, Glen Reddemann, 46, of Surrey, B.C., was headed north when the boat trailer developed a mechanical problem, according to a WSP bulletin. Reddemann lost control and the truck veered left and hit the median barrier.The truck, trailer and boat crashed through the barrier and ended up in the southbound lanes, blocking the two inside lanes, the bulletin said.The cause was equipment failure. Any possible traffic violation tickets were under investigation.John Branton: 360-735-4513 or read more

Modi 20 governments maiden Budget disappointing lacks

Modi 20 governments maiden Budget disappointing lacks

first_imgJAIPUR: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot Friday termed the Union Budget as “disappointing”, saying it lacked direction and had no clear purpose. The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the Budget for 2019-20 following which finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented it in the Lok Sabha. “First #Budget of NDA govt’s 2nd term lacks direction. Its purpose is not clear and it is disappointing.. There is no concrete plan or solution to accelerate growth of economy, to create jobs or to increase flow of investment,” Gehlot tweeted. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us First #Budget of NDA govt’s 2nd term lacks direction. Its purpose is not clear and it is disappointing.. There is no concrete plan or solution to accelerate growth of economy, to create jobs or to increase flow of investment. #Budget2019— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) July 5, 2019 “Gaon, Gareeb and Kisaan are mentioned as mere slogans without any concrete schemes to deal with farm distress. No relief to middle class or salaried class either. On top of it, raising fuel prices will put further burden on common people,” he wrote. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Gaon, Gareeb and Kisaan are mentioned as mere slogans without any concrete schemes to deal with farm distress.No relief to middle class or salaried class either. On top of it, raising fuel prices will put further burden on common people.#Budget2019— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) July 5, 2019 The chief minister said that the budget speech did not mention anything about agriculture and it reflects that the government is not at all serious about improving conditions in rural sector. Advertise With Us The finance minister did not mention various budgetary allocations in her speech, which has been part of past budget speeches, he said. Former Rajasthan chief minister and BJP leader Vasundhara Raje congratulated Modi and Sitharaman, saying the Budget was inclusive. “With focus on national security, economic development and social progress, Budget 2019 aims to win everyone’s trust,” she said. Raje said that the Budget furthers Modi’s vision of empowering women, uplifting farmers and ensuring opportunities for the youth. From rural to urban- the budget is equipped to chart India’s path for unprecedented growth, she said.last_img read more

4 sentenced to death for Natore BCL man murder

4 sentenced to death for Natore BCL man murder

first_imgA Natore court on Thursday sentenced four people to death and another to life term imprisonment in a case filed over the killing of a BCL activist in Lalpur upazila of Natore, reports UNB.The condemned convicts are-Shamim, Abdul Matin, Sujon and Sukhor Babu while the lifer is Santu.The court also fined the condemned convicts Tk 10,000 each.According to prosecutor Masud Hasan, on 28 February in 2002, a gang of terrorists attacked Habibpur village and vandalised several house centering enmity on the national election.They stabbed and shot BCL activist Moazzem Hossain Khannas to death. Victim’s father filed a case against 23 people.Later, five accused got acquitted from the case.After examining all the records and witness, additional district and sessions judge Saifur Rahman handed down the verdict acquitting 13 other people.last_img read more

So What Did Super Bowl Visitors Think Of Houston

So What Did Super Bowl Visitors Think Of Houston

first_img Share 00:00 /01:08 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X – / 8There wasn’t just strategy on the football field. After the game, Metro had to funnel thousands of fans to the light rail platform just outside NRG Stadium. Watching the process unfold was Chris Baumann, a Patriots fan from Scarborough, Maine. So how does he size things up?“Well I used to work in collegiate athletics so I’ve done a lot of event management,” says Baumann. “And they’ve done a really fantastic job, absolutely.”It was Baumann’s first trip to Houston and he says he really enjoyed the people and the southern hospitality. Also giving the city high marks was Falcons fan Tony Harkey. He’s from Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina, a town of about 1,600 people. Harkey says he felt very safe in Houston.   “Everything looks good, it looks very secure,” says Harkey. “I feel welcome. A lot of good fans. Everybody’s behaved.”Metro had to handle an incident near the stadium after the game was already in progress. A bicyclist was hit by a light rail train near Loop 610 and was taken to the hospital with injuries. last_img read more

GOGcom offers 32 games for 96

first_imgGood Old Games (GOG) not only offers a growing number of classic PC games, it also runs regular sales offering a bunch of those titles at a vastly reduced price. When most games go for around $6, you can end up paying just a few dollars for a decent handful of games.The latest sale to be offered is called the “Staycation” promo, and it’s pretty big (although nowhere near the 290 game Christmas sale). GOG is offering 32 Interplay games (some of which are double-packs) for just $95.68. That’s 50% off.There are very few poor games listed on GOG, and this offer is no exception. Here’s the complete list of titles in the offer:Battle Chess Special EditionCastles and Castles 2Conquest of the New WorldDescent and Descent 2Descent 3 with expansion packDie by the Sword with expansion packEarthworm Jim 1 & 2Earthworm Jim 3DEvolvaF/A-18E Super HornetFalloutFallout 2Fallout TacticsFreespace with expansion packFreespace 2Giants: Citizen KabutoInvictus: In the shadow of OlympusJagged Alliance 2: Unfinished BusinessKingdom: The Far ReachesKingpin: Life of CrimeLionheart: Legacy of the CrusaderM.A.X and M.A.X 2MDKMDK 2MessiahRedneck Rampage CollectionSacrificeScreamerShattered SteelShogo: Mobile Armor DivisionStonekeepVR Soccer ’96The good news is, the 50% off isn’t dependent on you buying all the games as it has been on past GOG offers. You can just choose the games you like or remember from your childhood and benefit from the big discount.There’s no big rush to purchase these games before the discount disappears. GOG is running the promo until 11:59pm (EDT) on Monday, July 4. I bet many will pick up a few, or all of them to fill the weekends until then, though.Check out the offer now at the Staycation promo pagelast_img read more

POLL Would you date someone with different political beliefs to you

POLL Would you date someone with different political beliefs to you

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies. _asc, _auc, _smb_api_session, address_bar_tracking, atrk.gif, ckid, cktst, gs_chn_id, gs_trk_id, gs_user_id, gsHideBar, LSW_WEB, ps/analytics, trackedUrl ckid, cktst, ps/analytics eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) LGBT tourism outreach? You got to read this and participate…LGBT tourism outreach? You got to read this and participate…IGLTA and European Travel Commission Sign Partnership to Strengthen Promotion of LGBT – Welcoming Tourism in EuropeRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : _asc, _auc, address_bar_tracking, trackedUrl _smb_api_session, _smb_api_session, gs_trk_id, gs_user_id, LSW_WEB GAYSTARNEWS-last_img read more