Day: September 6, 2019

Body of 1 terrorist recovered in JKs Baramulla encounter

first_imgBaramulla: Body of one terrorist was recovered after an encounter between terrorists and security forces in Boniyar area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday. The operation has now concluded. The identity of the terrorist is yet to be ascertained. This comes after the body of a terrorist was recovered by security forces after an encounter took place on June 11 in Bomai area of Sopore in Baramulla district. The encounter broke out between terrorists and the troops of 177, 179 and 92 Battalion of CRPF, SOG Sopore, 22 Rashtriya Rifles (RR).last_img read more

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Doctors Day celebrated at Care Hospitals

first_imgNampally: On the occasion of ‘Doctors Day,’ CARE Hospitals at Nampally honoured the physicians who have dedicated their professional lives to the caring of patients. Medical Superintendent at Care Hospitals Dr Sushma said that on this day, CARE Hospitals highlighted the importance of the work of physicians, the challenges they face, as well as the advocacy work done on their behalf. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us “Care Hospitals recognised the dedication and commitment of ten doctors from the twin-cities and felicitated them to acknowledge their contributions and their important role in caring for the health and well-being of our community,” she said. Medical Superintendent at Care Hospitals Dr Sushma said, “Doctors on earth are like Gods in the heaven. A special day is observed to thank them for their invaluable service to mankind. Every year, July 1 is celebrated as Doctors’ Day, which is very special for every medical practitioner.” Hospital Chief Operating Officer at Care Hospitals Satyam Dheeraj said, “The love and respect we have for our doctors, both as an institution and as individuals, is deep and heartfelt. The work they do touches our lives in a big and indelible way. Doctors’ Day provides an opportunity to recognise physicians nationwide for their tireless commitment to providing excellent patient care.” Also Read – Kolkata artists giving final touches to 24 ft clay Ganesh idol Advertise With Us Doctor’s Day is observed to pay tribute to Dr BC Roy and salutes the spirit of his dedication. The red carnation was chosen as the official symbol of Doctors Day because the colour of flower is in spirit of medical profession. It represents adoration, charity, sacrifice and bravery. Praveen Kumar and Chaitanya organized the event, and doctors from different departments of the hospital also participated in making the day special for everyone.last_img read more

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RVRJC Engineering College alumni meet held in Guntur

first_imgGuntur: RVR&JC Engineering College 1990-94 batch students on Saturday visited the college at Chowdavaram near Guntur city and met the principal Dr K Srinivasu. They recalled their memories in student days and association with the college. Dr K Srinivasu explained development in the college and plans for the development of the college. He sought the cooperation of the alumni for the development of the college. The old students met the lecturers. They visited college premises, ground and classrooms and recalled their memories.last_img read more

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SFI demands government to solve problems at junior college

first_imgVijayawada: The leaders and members of Students Federation of India (SFI) staged a protest at SRR and CVR College here on Tuesday, demanding that the government address the problems in the government junior colleges across the state. They wanted the government to continue mid-day meals programme which was abruptly stopped and appealed not to give the mid-day meals supply contract to Akshaya Patra organisation. They also asked for supply of free sanitary napkins to girl students, establish NCC unit in SRR and CVR College among other demands. Also Read – Rs 65.30lakhs Exgratia paid to deceased family Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, SFI district vice-president Ch Sumanth said that stopping mid-day meals was affecting the poor and middle-class students studying in government colleges and appealed to the government to continue the mid-day meals programme with immediate effect. He further appealed to the government to provide infrastructural facilities at the college and keep the premises clean and tidy. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us He also demanded that the government establish an NCC unit at SRR and CVR Junior College as most of the students join the government college to join NCC. He along with all the members of the SFI appealed to the government to address the problems at the earliest. SFI district secretary O Yesubabu, SRR college leaders Narendra, Dinesh, Tirupathi, Chandu, Chiranjeevi, Vamsi and others were present.last_img read more

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JK no longer a state To be Union Territories of JK Ladakh

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 5: The government has proposed to reorganize Jammu and Kashmir, carving out two separate Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced on Monday. The Union Territory for Jammu and Kashmir will have a legislature but there will be no Assembly in Ladakh, Shah said in a statement. He said this had been done in view of constant threats of cross border terrorism. The UT of Ladakh was a long pending demand of the people of the region and the decision was aimed at fulfilling the aspiration of the local population, the Minister said.last_img read more

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Cancel license of docs Rape survivors

first_imgNew Delhi : As many as 1,500 survivors of rape and their families submitted a letter to the apex court on Friday demanding cancellation of licenses of medical practitioners who still conduct the “humiliating two-finger test” despite a Supreme Court ban. The letter was submitted by Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan (RGA), a survivor-centric forum with more than 12,000 survivors of sexual violence and their families. The two-finger test, to ascertain rape, was banned by the Supreme Court in 2013. Also Read – Congress MLA Shivakumar moves High Court seeking protection from arrest Advertise With Us “The test was banned because not only does it violate a survivor’s right to privacy, but also because it is unscientific and tends to be used as evidence in court to shame the survivor of previous sexual history. The forum has documented over 57 cases of such violations by medical practitioners,” the letter stated and demanded cancellation of licenses of all medical practitioners conducting it. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us The RGA, in the letter, thanked the supreme court for the suo motu public interest litigation initiated by the court on the rise in cases of child rape, “corresponding lack of infrastructure and delay in probe and trial of these cases”. Cases of commercial sexual exploitation of children and sex trafficking are actually cases of serial rape of children, according to the letter. Advertise With Us “However, data tracked in six states show that the police are registering these cases only under trafficking related laws and not under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act, 2012, which has more stringent and adequate procedures for speedy trial and rehabilitation,” the letter said. RGA latter also said that minors, who became pregnant after rape, struggle to receive permission from the court for abortion. The forum requested the court to have in place due procedures to ensure examination and treatment for at least three months and separate proforma to be developed for the cases of child rape. According to the campaign, over in 202 cases it has dealt with, the survivors have neither received any interim nor final compensation even after conviction of the accused in the case. The letter also recommended that the court direct the centre to release funds to enable the appointment of professionally trained and experienced counsellors for dealing with such cases in all districts of India, within three months. Ashif Shaikh, co-convener of the Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan said, “According to the official data from January to June 2019, of the 24,212 cases lodged, only 911 have completed the trial process.last_img read more

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Editors Guild of India concerned over shutdown in communication

first_imgNEW DELHI: The Editors Guild of India expressed deep concern on Saturday over the continued shutdown in communication links with the Kashmir Valley and the consequent “curtailment of the media’s freedom and ability” to report fairly on the developments there. The guild’s statement came days after the government revoked the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution in Jammu and Kashmir to withdraw the special status given to the state and bifurcated it into two Union territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Also Read – Congress MLA Shivakumar moves High Court seeking protection from arrest Advertise With Us The guild said while some visiting journalists might be able to file their reports once they were out of the Valley, the lockdown was almost “total and draconian” for the vibrant local media organisations that were the first eyes and ears on the ground.The Editors Guild of India has issued a statement – https://t.co/xrPM0vb2jK pic.twitter.com/cBESCabl6Y— Editors Guild of India (@IndEditorsGuild) August 10, 2019 Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us The government knew very well that it was impossible to process and publish news now without the internet, it said. The government owed it to the people of the country, including those in Jammu and Kashmir, to allow the press, a vital institution of democracy, to function freely, the guild said. It added that it was deeply concerned over the continued shutdown in communication links with the Kashmir Valley and the consequent “curtailment of the media’s freedom and ability” to report fairly and accurately on current developments. Advertise With Us In a situation such as that prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir at present, the role of a free media, unhindered by such restrictions, becomes critically important in helping in dissemination of news and in its democratic duty of keeping a watch on institutions of the government and security, the guild said. “The Guild underlines the imprudence in creating an unfair distinction in the treatment: for access, curfew passes, communication between local journalists and those coming in to report from outside. All journalists and all Indian citizens are entitled to equal freedom,” the statement said. The guild urged the government to take immediate steps to restore normalcy for the media’s communication links. Media transparency had always been and should be India’s strength, not fear, it said. The guild also expressed its appreciation for and solidarity to all journalists reporting from the ground despite unprecedented challenges. “The Guild requests all, especially the government, to ensure their safety and freedom of movement,” the statement said.last_img read more

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Three members of Pardhi gang arrested by Hyderabad police

first_imgThe Hyderabad police have arrested three members of Pardhi gang in connection with 12 burglary cases which reported in various parts of the state. A stolen car, silver and gold recovered from their possession. On July 26, the trio burgled a house at Tarnaka and stole gold ornaments worth Rs 1.40 lakh, a diamond ring and cash. Based on the CCTV footage, the police identified the burglars who belonged to Madhya Pradesh. Manisha Disco, Ali Raza Khan and Roopa Bai were arrested by the city police in Bhopal and brought them to the city on August 7 on a transit warrant. However, the accused confessed to committing 12 burglaries across the state. The police took the accused to Bhopal again to recover the stolen booty.last_img read more

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TRS leader Gutha Sukender Reddy takes oath as MLC

first_imgTRS leader Gutha Sukender Reddy who was elected as MLC under MLA quota has taken oath today in the presence of the MLAs and ministers. Legislative council vice-chairman N Vidyasagar Rao administered the oath to Sukender Reddy. Ministers Prashanth Reddy, Jagdish Reddy, Nirajan Reddy and MPs and MLAs were present at the ceremony.last_img

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Warangal Call to protect child rights

first_imgWarangal: The onus is on every citizen to protect the rights of children, Warangal District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Secretary J Vikram said. Speaking at a workshop on ‘Sensitisation Meeting on Child Rights’ jointly organised by the DLSA, FMM Social Service Society and Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA) here on Tuesday, he elucidated the rights of children guaranteed by the Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. The meeting was presided over by FMM Social Service Society Director Sister Rejina Chinnappa. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us “People should start treating child rights on par with the human rights. Be passionate about the child rights rather than being compassionate,” Vikram said. The responsibility is on entire society to protect the rights of children, he added. The institutions that looking after the protection of child rights need to work wholeheartedly to prevent the child marriages, child labour and child trafficking, Vikram said. He said that DLSA had taken suggestions from all the departments concerned in regard with the implementation of child protection activities. The DLSA would extend its full support to those departments protecting the child rights, he added. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us Resource persons – Bachpan Bachao organisation State coordinator M Devaiah and A Venkateshwarlu – explained the roles of various departments in regard with child rights protection. Warangal Urban District Welfare Officer (DWO) M Sabitha, Additional DCP Venkat Laxmi, Human Trafficking unit Inspector K Nageshwar Rao, Child Welfare Committee (CWC) Chairman Mandala Parashuramulu, Childline State Coordinator Ramesh, GAA Coordinator Bathula Karuna, project officer Erra Srikanth, CWC members Vanam Balraju, Konda Manjula and officials from education, ChildLine, labour department took part in the programme.last_img read more

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Congress seeks Centre to order probe into power agreements

first_imgHyderabad: Malkajgiri Lok Sabha member A Revanth Reddy on Wednesday demanded that the Bharatiya Janata Party stop enacting dramas and order an inquiry into the alleged corruption in the power purchase agreements. Addressing the media, he said that if the BJP failed to act, he along with other Congress MPs would urge the President, Prime Minister, Union Home Minister and Central Vigilance Commission to hold an inquiry. They would write letters in this regard. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us He said the Congress would fight legally and politically against the corruption that had taken place in the construction of power plants and in the purchase of power. He said about Rs 12,000 crore haf been swindled in the public sector power utilities. Revanth remarked that the BJP and TRS had engaged in fake fight over the corruption in power utilities. BJP State president Laxman demanded that an inquiry, while the power utilities officials dared the BJP to order an inquiry since it has been heading the government at the Centre. Also Read – GHMC distributes saplings to KV students Advertise With Us The MP said this exchange of challenge was meant to reduce the role of Congress in State politics. “They want to see that only TRS and BJP were playing the game and to convince the people that there were only two players in the State,” he said. He said the TS Genco had done a favour of Rs 7,000 crores to India Bulls by purchasing outdated thermal power station equipment. The purchase was made under the guise of placing the orders with public sector unit Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited.last_img read more

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