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Causing death accused on $500,000 bail

Causing death accused on $500,000 bail

first_imgA Laing Avenue, La Penitence, Georgetown, man who reportedly caused the death of a pillion rider just over three months ago at Houston, Georgetown, was on Friday granted 0,000 bail when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Dead: Paulette JosiahMelroy Barnwell, 27, of Laing Avenue, is accused of riding motorcycle CG 8485 in a dangerous manner, thereby causing the death of Paulette Josiah on June 22, 2016.The prosecution’s case is that on the day in question, the defendant was riding at a fast rate and trying to overtake a long line of traffic. It was stated that the defendant tried to dodged traffic that was coming in the opposite direction when he collided with a car.According to the Prosecution’s case, the defendant was without any traffic documents. It was revealed in court that Josiah died of internal bleeding with fractures to her thighs and abdomen.Unrepresented, Barnwell informed the court that he was never questioned about documents for his motorcycle; in fact, he stated that he had all of his documents except for his licence.Paulette Josiah, 19, of Lot 127 Block CC Eccles, East Bank Demerara, succumbed to her injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital while receiving medical attention.According to earlier reports by Traffic Chief Dion Moore, the motorcycle overtook a vehicle, but at the same time it was noticed that the car was approaching and Barnwell applied brakes, which resulted in Josiah pitching off the motorcycle.The traffic chief had disclosed that both riders were not wearing safety helmets.Barnwell is scheduled to make his next court appearance on October 18, 2016.last_img read more

Kolkata West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerje

Kolkata West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerje

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) of releasing excess water, thereby leading to a flood-like situation in several districts, including Malda, Murshidabad, Hooghly, and Howrah. She was speaking at the state secretariat, Nabanno.According to state government sources, nearly 2.5 lakh people have been affected by the flood-like situation in Malda district. The situation may get worst if it continues to rain heavily. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja The internal report of the state administration said some parts of Howrah and Hooghly have been flooded after the DVC released 75,000 cusec water on Monday. The government formed a committee and a control room to monitor the flood-like situation. “The Chief Secretary will head that committee and the control room will be open 24X7. We do not want to take any chance. We are prepared for any adverse situation,” Banerjee said. She also said lack of proper dredging in barrages is causing the flood-like situation in some parts of the state. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway If proper dredging was carried out in the barrages they could have held more water, she said. Sources from the district said many low-lying areas have been inundated. They claimed Malda alone received 99.80 mm rain since Monday. Several mud houses have collapsed creating further problem for people residing in low-lying areas. The flood-like situation triggered by incessant rain has thrown normal life out of gear. Even hospital premises were inundated. Malda Medical College and Hospital has also been badly affected, sources added. The ground floors of almost all houses have been flooded and many areas are without electricity supply for hours. Water has also entered the district collectorate, police stations, the district magistrate’s residence and government offices, said sources.(With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

Bengaluru Amid growing criticism against the dela

Bengaluru Amid growing criticism against the dela

first_imgBengaluru: Amid growing criticism against the delay in release of central funds for flood relief, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday said it would be released in a couple of days as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was aware of the situation. Yediyurappa’s assurance comes a day after the opposition parties in the state hit out at Modi, alleging he has adopted an “indifferent behavior” towards Karnataka on the issue of extending flood relief funds. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad “There is no need for anyone, whether from our party or others to create any confusion. Relief funds have not been announced to any of the flood affected states in the country yet,” Yediyurappa said. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi was outside the country, now he has come back, in another two to three days all affected states will get funds,” he said. Speaking to reporters in Mysuru, the Chief Minister said, “there is no need for anyone’sinfluence or to meet Prime Minister in this regard. PM is aware of the situation. Amit Shah (Home Minister) also is aware… Funds will be released at the earliest.” Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka Gandhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tweet expressing concern over the floods in Bihar drew the ire of leaders of Congress and JDS. In his tweet on Monday, Modi said, “Spoke to Bihar CM @NitishKumar Ji regarding the flood situation in parts of the state. Agencies are working with local administration to assist the affected. Centre stands ready to provide all possible further assistance that may be required.” Reacting to Modi’s tweet, senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah had sought to know why there was “hatred” for Karnataka, and no response from Modi despite severe floods that ravaged many parts of Karnataka. “More than 60 days since parts Karnataka suffered from floods. No shelter, nothing to eat, cattle dying, crops lost – but response from @narendramodi is missing. Why this hatred towards Ktaka? What are our 25 MPs from @BJP4Karnataka doing? #NAMOMissing, pls help us find him,” Siddaramaiah had tweeted. Interestingly, Vijayapura City BJP MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal had said Modi tweeting concern for Bihar flood victims and not with those affected in Karnataka has made people feel he did not care about the state as there were no immediate polls there. BJP governments at both centre and the state have been facing criticism from the opposition regarding the “delay” in grant of central funds despite Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman and an Inter-ministerial Central team visiting the affected region. The Opposition parties have accused the Modi government of showing its “apathy” towards Karnataka, despite state sending 25 BJP MPs. Last evening, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman had said, the Inter-ministerial Central Team’s report was under finalisation. Karnataka has sent a flood damage estimate of Rs 35,160.81 crore to the central government, and is waiting for the relief. As many as 103 taluks in 22 districts were affected due to floods in August, in which over 80 people were killed. Around seven lakh people were shifted to safe areas and thousands of houses were damaged.last_img read more

If you drink nearly 14 drinks per week 2 drinks p

If you drink nearly 14 drinks per week 2 drinks p

first_imgIf you drink nearly 14 drinks per week (2 drinks per day) and already suffer from mild cognitive impairment (MCI), you may be at a higher risk of developing dementia than those who enjoy drink a week, say researchers. According to researchers from Harvard University’s T H Chan School of Public Health, among those adults with MCI, the risk of dementia according to numbers of alcoholic drinks per week wasn’t statistically significant, although it appeared to be highest for drinking more than 14 drinks per week compared with less than one drink. Also Read – The Puja carnivalIn this cohort study of 3,021 participants aged 72 years and older, alcohol intake within recommended limits was not significantly associated with a lower risk of dementia among participants with or without mild cognitive impairment at baseline. Among participants without mild cognitive impairment, daily low-quantity drinking was associated with lower dementia risk compared with infrequent higher-quantity drinking. “The findings suggest that physicians caring for older adults need to carefully assess the full dimensions of drinking behaviour and cognition when providing guidance to patients about their alcohol consumption,” said the research led by Manja Koch from TH Chan School of Public Health and published in the journal JAMA Network Open. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraThe study analysed 3,021 adults (72 and older) who were free of dementia (2,548 were without MCI and 473 with MCI). During about six years of follow-up, there were 512 cases of dementia, including 348 cases of Alzheimer disease. Among those adults without MCI, no amount of alcohol consumption was significantly associated with higher risk for dementia compared with drinking less than one drink per week. Given the rapidly growing burden of Alzheimer disease (AD) and other dementias, including 50 million people currently living with dementia and 82 million expected by 2030, the identification of factors that prevent or delay the onset of dementia remains of paramount concern. During the study, the participants reported their liquor consumption in days per week and their usual number of 12-oz cans or bottles of beer, 6-oz glasses of wine, and shots of liquor consumed on each occasion. “We categorised participants according to their alcohol consumption as follows: none, less than 1 drink per week, 1 to 7 drinks per week, 7.1 to 14 drinks per week, and more than 14 drinks per week,” the authors wrote. In this study of older adults, the association of self-reported alcohol consumption with dementia risk appeared to cluster into 3 separate dimensions—baseline cognition, dose and pattern. “At present, our findings cannot be directly translated into clinical recommendations,” authors suggested.last_img read more

Singapore Singapores new law to combat fake new

Singapore Singapores new law to combat fake new

first_imgSingapore: Singapore’s new law to combat “fake news” came into effect Wednesday despite criticism from tech giants and activists, who labelled the tough rules a “chilling” attempt to stifle dissent. The law gives government ministers powers to order social media sites to put warnings next to posts authorities deem to be false, and in extreme cases get them taken down. Facebook, Twitter and Google — who have their Asian headquarters in Singapore — were given temporary exemptions from a handful of provisions in the act to give them time to adapt. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportIf an action is judged to be malicious and damaging to Singapore’s interests, companies could be hit with fines of up to Simgaporean dollar 1 million (USD 720,000), while individuals could face jail terms of up to 10 years. Authorities in the tightly controlled country — long criticised for restricting civil liberties — insist the measures are necessary to stop the circulation of falsehoods that could sow divisions in society and erode trust in institutions. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsBut the laws have sparked outrage from rights groups, who fear they could stifle online discussion, tech companies and media organisations. Activists fear the legislation could also be used to crack down on dissent in the run-up to a general election in Singapore, expected within months, and there are concerns it could erode academic freedoms. Journalist and activist Kirsten Han, who is the editor-in-chief of independent media outlet New Naratif, said the legislation was “extremely worrying”. “It’s such a broad law that it’s hard to predict how it’s going to be applied. What’s of immediate concern is the chilling effect and the further entrenchment of self-censorship,” she told AFP. After the law was passed in May, Google said it was concerned the legislation will “hurt innovation and the growth of the digital information ecosystem”. Critics are especially concerned it will be up to authorities alone to judge what is “fake news”, but the government insists any decision can be challenged in the courts. It will cost just Singaporean dollar 200 to file an appeal and there will be no court fees for the first three days of hearings, an apparent response to complaints that most people don’t have the means to take on the government. S. Iswaran, minister for communications and information, insisted the law was “not so much about controlling free speech”. “We share the common objective of wanting to allow people to engage on social media platforms… in order to have that contest of ideas,” he said, in an interview with CNBC. The law could be a concern for international media, many of which have sizeable operations in the city-state.last_img read more

New Delhi Mahatma Gandhi had visited RSS shakha d

New Delhi Mahatma Gandhi had visited RSS shakha d

first_imgNew Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi had visited RSS shakha during the time of Partition, interacted with swayamsevaks and expressed joy over their discipline and the absence of divisive feelings over caste and creed among them, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said.Sangh swayamsevaks recall Gandhi and his values as part of their morning prayer in Shakhas, he said while referring to ‘Ekatmata Stotra’ which is recited in the daily gatherings of its workers. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”Gandhiji… visited a shakha near his place of residence in Delhi during the tragic days of Partition. He spoke to the swayamsevaks in the shakha. Its report was published in the Harijan, dated September 27, 1947. Gandhiji expressed his joy over the discipline of the Sangh swayamsevaks and complete absence of divisive feelings of caste and creed in them,” Bhagwat said in an article posted on the RSS website as the country celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday . Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka GandhiGandhi had also visited a Sangh camp near Wardha in 1936 and next day RSS founder Dr Hedgewar met him at his Ashram. The contents of the long question-answer session and discussion are now in public domain, he said. Emphasising on Gandhi’s Swadeshi vision for the country, the RSS chief said the Mahatma gave a thought process that was based on giving India its own identity in all spheres of life but people with “slavish mindset” accepted western set of values as a model. He said Gandhi advocated Swadeshi philosophy as the West, on back of its political power, promoted its systems and lifestyle by distorting education and making others financially dependent. “However, without understanding this, the people with a slavish mindset accepted the western set of values as a model, denouncing our forefathers, pride and culture as inferior and disgraceful and engaged themselves in imitating and flattering the West. Its massive influence is visible in the country’s direction and condition even today,” he said. Gandhi pitched for “reorganisation of Bharat” based on self reliance, he said adding that the Father of the Nation firmly stood for social equality and harmony.last_img read more

Mumbai Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray who is

Mumbai Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray who is

first_imgMumbai: Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray, who is the first member of his family to contest an election, declared assets of Rs 16.05 crore on Thursday as he filed nomination from Worli Assembly constituency here. According to the affidavit filed by the 29-year-old Aaditya, he has movable assets of Rs 11.38 crore and immovable assets of Rs 4.67 crore. It includes bank deposits of Rs 10.36 crore and a car (a BMW) worth Rs 6.50 lakh. The Shiv Sena youth wing chief also owns jewelery, bullion and other valuables worth Rs 64.65 lakh. He did his Bachelor of Arts in 2011 and acquired `Bachelor of Laws’ degree in 2015, the affidavit said. Further, he has no criminal cases pending against him, it stated. The Maharashtra Assembly polls will be held on Ocotber 21.last_img
The Minister of Environment Forest Climate Chan

The Minister of Environment Forest Climate Chan

first_imgThe Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, and Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar; Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister of Steel Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the nationwide ‘Paryatan Parv 2019’ in the presence of the Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Culture, Prahlad Singh Patel in New Delhi, recently. The festival was inaugurated amongst the beating of drums and cultural performances. Yogendra Tripathi, Secretary, M/o Tourism and Amit Khare, Secretary, M/o I&B and senior officers were also present during the occasion. Also Read – The Puja carnivalOrganised by the Ministry of Tourism, Paryatan Parv 2019 will be held from October 2 – 13, 2019 across the country. The Delhi leg of the Parv is being held from October 2 – 6, 2019, at Rajpath lawns between Rafi Marg and Janpath. Speaking on the occasion, Prakash Javadekar said that India is full of diversity and it makes India different and unique in comparison to rest of the world. He also said that under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, growth of tourism sector has been phenomenal over the last five years. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraAddressing the gathering, Dharmendra Pradhan said, “Our country has been bestowed with thousands of tourist attractions, spread in almost every district. He called upon the countrymen and the foreign tourists to move into the countryside and visit the less explored places which have historical, cultural or religious significance.” He further complimented the Ministry of Tourism for organising such events and undertaking the promotional efforts which has led to 1.5 times jump in the number of foreign visitors in last five years. He said that tourism in the country provides substantial employment opportunities and contributes much to the national GDP. Pradhan added that organising such festivals provides opportunity and exposure to common man to experience and appreciate the cultural and other types of varieties in the country. Speaking on the occasion, Prahlad Singh Patel expressed his happiness about the inauguration of Paryatan Parv coinciding with 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He further talked about how Prime Minister is Brand Ambassador of the country and due to his efforts tourism has shown a tremendous growth over the five years. In fact, the world tourism ranking of the country has jumped from 65 in 2013 to 34 in 2019, he explained. He further stated that in the line of Gandhi’s thoughts regarding sustainable and clean tourism, efforts are being made to phase out single use plastics in various organisations of ASI and Ministry of Tourism. Single Use Plastics will no longer be permitted within ASI protected Monuments and within 100m of these Monuments, the Toursim Minister announced. The Paryatan Parv has 31 stalls of Central government ministries as well as from States and UTs. 59 food stalls representing cuisines from all over the country have also been setup. Other events that will be held on the lines of this parv are Crafts Bazaar with 76 handicraft and handloom stalls, cultural performances by states / UTs and north zone cultural centre, yoga demo, exhibition on the theme by Bureau of Outreach Communication, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and much more to keep visitors engaged During the inauguration seven Memorandum of Understanding with four agencies under the ‘Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan’ project of Ministry of Tourism were also handed over. The Adopt a Heritage Scheme aims to develop synergy amongst all stakeholders to promote responsible tourism.last_img read more

NEW DELHI Hoping to intensify bilateral relations

NEW DELHI Hoping to intensify bilateral relations

first_imgNEW DELHI: Hoping to intensify bilateral relations between the two countries further, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday arrived in the national capital on a four-day visit to India.As part of her first official engagement of the day, she will participate as the chief guest in the India Economic Summit being organised by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in New Delhi. During the visit, the Bangladesh PM will call on President Ram Nath Kovind and will hold bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 5. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkThis is Hasina’s first visit to India since the completion of the elections in Bangladesh and India, a press statement from the ministry of external affairs (MEA) said. “Apart from several agreements that are to be inked between the sides during the visit, the two Prime Ministers will also jointly inaugurate three bilateral projects via video link,” the statement said. On September 27, Hasina and Modi had met on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York where the two leaders reaffirmed their zero-tolerance approach against terrorism and violent extremism and noted that strong ties in the security sector had built trust and mutual confidence between the two countries. Also Read – Afghan Taliban frees 3 Indian hostages in exchange for 11 top militant leaders: ReportsDuring Hasina’s visit to India, both countries are expected to review the Rohingya and Teesta river water sharing issues, apart from inking agreements in various sectors. “Prime Minister Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi may discuss different issues, including the Teesta as well as Rohingyas,” The Dhaka Tribune quoted Bangladesh high commissioner to India, Syed Muazzem Ali, as saying. On the sidelines of the India Economic Forum meet, the two countries are likely to sign several MoUs in different areas, including connectivity, culture, technical cooperation and trade and investment, Muazzem said. “It is so far confirmed that seven to eight MoUs are to be signed, mostly on connectivity, cultural and technical cooperation, and trade and investment after the bilateral meeting of the two prime ministers on October 5,” he said.With PTI inputslast_img read more

Cong no longer taking grassroot feedback says miffed Nirupam

Cong no longer taking grassroot feedback says miffed Nirupam

first_imgMumbai: Mumbai Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam on Friday said the party was no longer taking feedback from the grassroot level and had made the “AICC general secretary in charge of the state all-powerful”.A miffed Nirupam, who had announced on Thursday that he would not campaign for the party in the Assembly polls scheduled for October 21, said the leadership was “sidelining” him though he had served as Mumbai unit president for four years. Speaking to PTI, Nirupam, who was removed as Mumbai Congress president ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, said his views had not been considered during ticket distribution for the Assembly polls. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad”I have been given no role in the Assembly poll process. My views have not been considered during (Assembly) ticket distribution in my own Lok Sabha constituency. There is no respect for me, though I was Mumbai unit president for four years,” he said. Attacking the Congress leadership, he said there was a “systematic fault” in the party, adding that “process of getting parallel feedback from the grassroot (workers) has been scrapped”. “The decision of the AICC general secretary in charge of the state is final. The AICC general secretary has been made all powerful. He can be biased too,” he said. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka GandhiNirupam said he had given one name for the Versova Assembly constituency, part of the Mumbai North West LS seat from which he lost by a margin of 2.6 lakh votes, and that had not been considered. “The name (Baldev Khosa) finalised by the party is of one who came third in the 2014 Assembly polls and has been inactive for the last five years,” he said. Meanwhile, the Congress on Friday asked its former Mumbai unit chief to stop fuelling conspiracy theories, after he launched a vitriolic attack on the party leadership for not granting tickets to his supporters. Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari also asked former Haryana Congress unit chief Ashok Tanwar to stop making statements against the party ahead of the assembly elections in the state and asked him to act responsibly. Tewari said the two leaders, who have held top positions in the party, should realise that their statements should not help those who have brought the nation to this passe. With PTI inputslast_img read more