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Sports / FIFA News
« on: May 28, 2015, 04:38:02 AM »

The Miami, Florida, headquarters of CONCACAF, the football federation that governs North America, Central America and the Caribbean, were being searched on Wednesday, the DoJ said.
“As charged in the indictment, the defendants fostered a culture of corruption and greed that created an uneven playing field for the biggest sport in the world,” said FBI Director James Comey. “Undisclosed and illegal payments, kickbacks, and bribes became a way of doing business at FIFA.”
The FIFA officials appeared to have walked into a trap set by US and Swiss authorities. The arrests were made at dawn at a plush Zurich hotel, the Baur au Lac, where FIFA officials are staying ahead of a vote this week where they are expected to anoint Blatter for a fifth term in office. Suites at the hotel cost up to $4,000 a night.
FIFA called the arrests a “difficult moment” but said Blatter would seek a fifth term as FIFA head as planned and the upcoming World Cups would go ahead as intended. Separate from the US investigation, Swiss prosecutors said they had opened their own criminal proceedings against unidentified people on suspicion of mismanagement and money laundering related to the awarding of rights to host the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Data and documents were seized from computers at FIFA’s Zurich headquarters, the Swiss prosecutors said. — Reuters

India Talks / Transgender News
« on: May 27, 2015, 12:28:07 PM »
Written by Premankur Biswas | Kolkata |   Updated: May 27, 2015 11:09 am   

When Manabi Bandopadhyay takes charge of Krishnanagar Women’s college next month, it will be a both personal and political vindication. For being the country’s first transgender college principal in a society where identities like transgenders, hijras and transsexuals are mashed together in a category of shame and derision, leaves one with a lot of battle wounds.

Indian Bazaar / Consumer forums News
« on: May 26, 2015, 02:59:34 PM »
Consumer forums order relief, but compliance poor

UT consumer forum had granted Abhishek Rs 70 lakh as compensation on May 13 this year.
By: Express News Service | Chandigarh |   Published on:May 26, 2015 3:45 am   

Abhishek Ahluwalia’s leg was amputated 12 years ago while he was being treated for a fracture. The UT consumer forum had sentenced the doctor in question to two years imprisonment and granted Abhishek Rs 70 lakh as compensation on May 13 this year. However, he is yet to receive any money, while his family has spent thousands in litigation.

Dr Sanjay Saluja, the doctor concerned, has appealed to the Supreme Court that stayed the order passed by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission. Abhishek’s family, meanwhile, has almost given up hope of receiving any compensation. In another case, the MD of Shalimar Estate was sentenced to two years imprisonment and fined Rs 10,000 for not giving possession of a flat to a consumer.
Similarly, a resident of Sector 38 was sentenced to one year imprisonment by the UT consumer forum for failing to pay Rs 1.15 lakh as the price of a car that he failed to repair. The owner of the car is yet to receive any money.

In both cases, the respondents appealed to the SC and got a stay order. What this shows is that the court deciding in your favour is not enough to ensure the compensation amount is handed out. Data from the UT consumer commission and forums shows that between January 1 and May 1, as many as 357 cases were disposed of. However, only one-fifth received compensation. In 103 cases, consumers did not receive the amount in time. They then filed an execution plea under Section 27 of Consumer Protection Act, 1986. As many as 86 cases were in appeal before the UT state commission against the orders passed by UT district forum. Justice V B Gupta (retd), member of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, said that the powers of consumer court judges are limited and, thus, compliance becomes an issue.

As far the Ahluwalias are concerned, their counsel Mukund Gupta said their only desire was to see that “the careless doctor gets punished”. “I am just hoping that whatever the SC order states, the respondent duly complies with the same,” said Gupta

India Talks / Chief Ministers of Delhi- 1952-2018
« on: May 26, 2015, 12:35:08 PM »
1st Chief Minister of Delhi-

Chaudhary Brahm Prakash    1952 To 1955  Indian National Congress


 The Bench also asked the parties present on the number of bodies kept in refrigerators in the past and whether anyone ever returned to life. Names of two persons, who allegedly came alive, were suggested during the hearing. But the names failed to find favour with Bench, as it was of the opinion that the bodies were not kept under refrigeration.
 Appearing before the Bench of Justice SK Mittal and Justice Harinder Singh Sidhu, the counsel for the state government said the previous orders of the Single Bench had not clarified whether Ashutosh was to be buried or cremated; and a clarification in this regard was required.
 The Bench has already made it clear that it would begin by looking into the appeal filed by Ashutosh’s “son” Dalip Kumar Jha. The Bench would examine whether the appeal filed by Jha was maintainable at the first place and whether he was able to establish his paternity. Appearing on his behalf, advocate SP Soi argued that a challenge to the maintainability of Jha’s plea was never thrown.

Students Corner / Visually impaired students
« on: May 26, 2015, 08:47:15 AM »
Tribune News Service
Dehradun, May 25

Hemraj, a visually impaired student of Model School, has excelled in the CBSE class XII exams with 91 per cent marks in the arts stream.
Hailing from Chitarkoot, Hemraj, a boarder at Model School, scored 95 per cent in English, Hindi and History and 93 per cent in Sociology.
Ram Singh from Suratgarh in Rajasthan stood second scoring 90.5 per cent. He scored 100 per cent in music. The third position was bagged by Sagar from Bokaro, Jharkhand, who scored 88 per cent while Sonia bagged the fourth position with 87.6 percent.
A total of 19 students, including eight girls, appeared for the class XII board examination.


While speaking with the Tribune, an ecstatic Hemraj said the results have affirmed his faith in hard work, “Nothing is impossible, if you are determined and ready to work hard. I thank my teachers and the Principal for providing guidance. Now, I can hope to get admission in a good college. I hope to crack the IAS after my graduation and for this reason, I would like to get admission in a good college,” said Hemraj.


School principal KB Jaggi said out of 19 students, 18 students had scored 70 per cent and above. “About 18 students, who scored 70 per cent and above, will receive a scholarship of Rs 2,000 per month. This will motivate students to set higher goals for them as they enter the college life,” Jaggi said.


Anuradha Mohit Dalmiya, Director of the National Institute for the Visually Handicapped (NIVH), of which the school is a part said the school had consistently been posting good results.

Top News / Yogendra Yadav
« on: May 26, 2015, 06:26:53 AM »

Aparna Banerji

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 24
Principal of Kanya Maha Vidyalaya, Prof Atima Sharma, has been invited by Harvard University, USA, to present a research paper. She will be presenting a paper on ‘The Making of Global Citizens: A Vision and Challenges for Leaders in Education’.
Commenting on the paper, Prof Sharma said: “The particular research paper is based on a survey carried out in countries like India, China, USA and European nations.” Last year, she had attended a three-week-long programme on ‘Management and Leadership in Higher Education’ in Harvard University.
This year’s conference will be held on May 26.
Dr Sharma was the only Asian out of the 20 members to be selected to attend this prestigious leadership programme. She was among the 20 heads of institutions shortlisted after a process of interviews following which the candidates were selected.
Talking about her experience, Dr Sharma said, “As an academician it is a great honour for me to be sharing my vision with the best researchers here at Harvard University. Together with the leaders of global education, we have to devise common policies and strategies for our young generation. The topic of my Research paper is ‘Making of Global Citizens: A Vision and Challenge for Leaders in Education.’ Since, we live in a globalised world today, we have to nurture and develop our young people to be world citizens, who will bring about Peace Justice and Equality among all in this world.”

India Talks / ‘man-eater’ Ustad aka T24
« on: May 24, 2015, 12:01:55 PM »
As Ustad is moved 400 km away, our reporter goes on the trail of a tiger whose fate is being debated by forest officials, wildlife experts and now the Rajasthan High Court.

Mighty and fearless, Ustad aka T24 was among the most popular tigers in Ranthambore, drawing tourists and roaming freely among humans. However, his fourth kill earlier this month proved too much for forest officials.

Written by Sweta Dutta |   Updated: May 24, 2015 9:02 am   

For the past two weeks, there has been an unusual absence at the the Sherpur gate checkpost of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. Rampal Saini has not been reporting to work. For 27 years, the frail 56-year-old forest guard would be a daily fixture at the ‘chowki’, diligently jotting down the vehicle numbers of devotees trekking up the four-kilometre rugged pathway to the Ganesha temple atop the Ranthambore Fort inside the national park.

Saini, though, has left his ‘mark’ behind — a blotch of dried, darkened blood a few metres up the fort road. On May 8, Saini was looking for T24, which had been sighted in a waterbody close to the fort road. Just as he had ventured into the hedges, the tiger launched on him from behind and mauled him to death.

Two other forest guards trailing close by raised an alarm. A jeep hurtled in, scared away T24, and collected Saini’s corpse, its head dangling. Minutes later, as forest officials drove to the spot to look for T24, the tiger emerged from the hedges, licking off the blood. Just as it was about to slink back into the hedges, the officials’ vehicle braked unsteadily and a biologist, who was filming its movement, slipped to the ground. T24 turned and, as the scared officials sped away, gave their vehicle a slow chase.

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