Thursday, 5 April 2012

Bihar News, Latest News from Bihar, News of Bihar, Biharprabha News

Bihar News, Latest News from Bihar, News of Bihar, Biharprabha News

Lady super cop transferred for solving major Rape case

Posted: 05 Apr 2012 06:07 PM PDT

damayanti senKolkata: The rape case of  a 37-year-old Anglo-Indian woman  at Park Street on 5 February took a new turn when the Investigating officer of this case Mrs. Damayanti Sen was transferred. She was instrumental in solving the case and bringing out the truth in front of everyone.

The victim had claimed that among the persons who were in the car when she was allegedly raped at gunpoint and threatened her while she was returning from a night club, was a man named Lavi Gidwani.

Initially, the rape charges were dismissed by many including Chief Minister Mamta Bannerjee, who termed it as fabricated. However, a series of investigations by Mrs. Damayanti Sen  who was the Joint Commissioner of Police (JCP) revealed that the rape charges were genuine and  it also led to arrest of the culprits.

Sumit Bajaj, Rehman Khan who had masqueraded as Lavi Gidwani and Ruman Khan, were identified and arrested on 18 February. The main accused Kadir Khan is however  absconded.

On Wednesday, Mrs. Damayanti Sen was shunted out to an insignificant post. Sen has now been made Deputy Inspector General of Police (Training) in Barrackpore.

The transfer of an efficient Officer like Damayanti has  received criticism from all sections of society  and media.

However, CM Mamta defends her decision saying that it was her government’s “right” of her government to decide who should perform what job.

“It is the right of the state government to decide what should be done or what should not to be done. It is our prerogative to get the job done by someone who is more effective. What is going on in the section of media is nothing but yellow journalism. The editor of a newspaper has the right to decide its policy and chose its staff. Likewise, the government also the right to make independent decisions,” said Banerjee while addressing a programme here.

Interestingly, Damayanti was Kolkata’s first woman joint commissioner of police  and was holding this portfolio since 2009.  She is among 60 IPS officers reshuffled in the first such major exercise after the Banerjee government came to power in West Bengal in May last year.

Delhi beats Kolkata by 8 wickets in IPL 5

Posted: 05 Apr 2012 05:12 PM PDT

IPL 2012Kolkata: In their maiden match of IPL 2012,  Delhi Daredevils crushed Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets  at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.

After thundershowers caused a 150-minute delay, reducing the match to a 12-over affair, the DareDevils restricted their rivals after winning the toss to 97/9 and then coasted to victory with five balls to spare.

Having played a destructive knock, Irfan Pathan (42 not out off 20 balls, 2×4, 3×6) hit the winning stroke, a boundary, as the Delhi side reached 100/2, much to the dismay of the near capacity crowd at the historic ground who waited patiently for hours to watch the action in the middle. Glenn Maxwell remained not out on 3.

The third wicket partnership added 43 runs in 23 deliveries, with Pathan doing almost the entire scoring.

Australian Aaron Finch (30; 27b, 5×4)) played a strokeful knock, while skipper Virender Sehwag (20 off 13b, 1×6, 1×4) threatened to run away with the match during a 49-run opening wicket stand, as the Knight Riders’ bowlers failed to make much of an impression. However, the duo were dismissed in quick succession that slowed down the run rate.

At one point of time, the Daredevils required 39 runs in four overs, and the match was still open. But Pathan’s lusty hitting ensured an easy win for the Delhi franchisee.

In the evening, the Knight Riders got off to a poor start, losing their star opener Brendon McCullum (9) in the very second over, before Daredevils fast bowler Morne Morkel (3/18) wrecked havoc with his yorkers.

Handed the ball in the third over, the South African shattered the stumps of compatriot Jacques Kallis (4) and local boy Manoj Tiwary (0) to be on a hattrick but Yusuf Pathan prevented the feat.

Morkel later got rid of Knights skipper Gautam Gambhir (16) to reduce KKR to 5/54 inside seven overs.

It was only thanks to cameos by local boys Laxmi Ratan Shukla (26; 17 b, 1×4, 2×6) and Debabrata Das (18; 9 b, 2×6) that the Knight Riders could play their full quota of overs to reach close to the three-figure mark.

Umesh Yadav (2/9) and Roelof Van Der Merwe (2/28) were the other successful bowlers for the visitors. Irfan Pathan was man of the match.

“After starting off badly, we did play better to set a target of 98. However, Delhi played better and were the deserving winners,” Skipper Gautam Gambhir said at the post match conference.

He refused to blame the loss either on the toss or the truncated game.

“These things are not in your hand. Of course, we too would have chosen to chase had we won the toss.”

Gambhir also had words of praise for local boys Laxmi Ratan Shukla and Debabrata Das who played well enough to take the Knight Riders to a respectable total.

“In spite of being 34 for 4 we posted a challenging total. Shukla and Das both played well enough. They have been batting well in the nets and they are surely the players to watch out for,” said Gambhir.

He also hoped South African pacer Merchant de Lange, who gave 36 runs in his 3 overs, will come good in the later matches.

Meanwhile, Irfan Pathan, who top scored in the match with a quick fire 42 to become the man of the match, said the wicket in the second half became better for stroke making.

BHU may comeup with its Campus in Bihar

Posted: 05 Apr 2012 05:00 PM PDT

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) may soon come up with a campus in Bihar . If sources are to be believed, then some talks are already on to establish its campus in the state. However, no formal requests have been made by University till the time of writing this news.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar yesterday said in the assembly that if such a proposal comes, state would provide land to the University.

Already, Bihar has campuses of major Educational honchos like BIT Mesra and Aligarh Muslim University.
It has also setup several new universities in past like Central University of Bihar, Aryabhatta Knowledge University, Chanakya National Law University.

BHU has another campus at at Barkatcha near the city of Mirzapur, about 80 kilometers from Banaras named as Rajiv Gandhi South Campus spread in 2,760-acre.

Aryabhatta Knowledge University to setup Nanotechnology Research Center

Posted: 05 Apr 2012 04:49 PM PDT

Aryabhatta Knowledge University (AKU Bihar), Bihar would come up with a research Center in Nanotechnology in Patna. AKU Vice Chancellor S N Guha, revealed this information while inaugurating the annual function of Physiological Society of India at PMCH.

The center would be officially inaugurated on Thursday and a team of experts from differnt central universities are already camping in Patna for the same.

Aryabhatta Knowledge University (AKU), Patna has been established by Government of Bihar for the development and management of educational infrastructure related to technical, medical, management and allied professional education in the state.

AKU has provided affiliation to all Engineering colleges in Bihar in addition to several Medical and Pharmaceutical colleges.

Google to make augmented reality, a reality

Posted: 05 Apr 2012 06:09 AM PDT

Internet Giant Google is testing a pair of augmented reality glasses that would present before your eyes any real time information you wish to see. It has been code named Project Glass

In a blog post shared on Google Plus, the Project Glass team from Google X, a secret Google research lab working on future technologies like a space elevator, Wednesday asked people for input, posting several design photos of the glasses and a demo video to show what the glasses might enable users to do.

Rather than a pair of traditional glasses, the augmented reality glasses is a solid metal band running across the brow line with a small heads-up display on the right side, reported Xinhua.

According to the demo video, a man walks around the streets in New York City, checking and sending text messages with friends, seeing maps as well as information, taking pictures and video chatting via the glasses by voice control.

The New York Times first reported the Project Glass in February. It said at the time that the glasses was expected to go on sale later this year. But a report from Wired magazine said that Project Glass is still more of a concept than an actual product and won’t see an official release in the near future.

According to the newspaper’s tech blog Bits, people who have seen Project Glass said there is a misconception that the glasses will interfere with people’s daily life too much, but the glasses actually free people up from technology.

“They let technology get out of your way. If I want to take a picture I don’t have to reach into my pocket and take out my phone; I just press a button at the top of the glasses and that’s it,” one person who has used the glasses told Bits.

India develops its own Air-borne warning Radar

Posted: 05 Apr 2012 05:57 AM PDT

India has successfully joined the provileged league of having Air-borne Early Warning RADAR. Developed by Defense Research and Development Organization, it was tested in Brazil recently.

AEW&C is a radar fitted on a plane that provides intelligence on not only enemy aircraft taking off far across the border but also incoming missiles and troop movement on the ground.

The test of the Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&C), developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), took place at the San Jose dos Campos in Brazil.
An elated DRDO chief V.K. Saraswat said: “Good show, well done and congratulations!”

Saraswat credited team work for the success after the “modified aircraft fitted with the dummy antenna unit performed very well”.

CABS director S. Christopher, who is also the programme director for AEW&C, said the system had been indigenously developed in a consortium mode with the help of DRDO and Indian industrial partners.

DRDO Chief Controller (Avionics) G. Elangovan congratulated the team of Centre for Air Borne Systems (CABS) and associated work centres and also the team at Embraer.

It is a force multiplier in the sense it can enable quicker decision-making by troop commanders for responding to threats before time.

“Maiden flight of the second fully modified aircraft for the indigenously developed AEW&C was held Thursday in Brazil,” the DRDO official said in a statement.

“The necessary mission systems and components, including the dummy AAAU (Active Antenna Array Unit) are successfully fitted on board Embraer EMB 145I aircraft,” he said.

The flight marks an important milestone in the AEW&C programme. The aircraft will be delivered to India in June.

The other mission systems will then be integrated on to the aircraft, and mission system flight trials are likely to commence from November.

CABS, a DRDO lab, is the nodal laboratory entrusted with the task of delivering the AEW&C system.

The external mission systems were developed indigenously and fitted on the aircraft. The rest of the internal systems too will be integrated into the aircraft on arrival to India.

Larsen & Toubro acquires Thalest- a British company

Posted: 05 Apr 2012 04:06 AM PDT

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) group has said that its electrical and automation unit has acquired Britain-based company Thalest to use its technology for a variety of businesses.

“Thalest/Servowatch’s deep understanding of the control and automation space will open new vistas in other markets and segments,” said S.C. Bhargava, senior vice president and head of L&T Electrical and Automation

Thalest is the holding company of Servowatch Systems Ltd, Bond Instrumentation and Process Control Ltd and Servowatch Inc (USA).

Thalest Limited is engaged in offering Integrated Platform Management System and Integrated Bridge System solutions for naval warships and mercantile marine ships, vessels and floating systems. L&T's Electrical & Automation business has been present in this space with marine electrical and automation solutions.

The acquisition came as yet another inorganic expansion move by the L&T Group. Last month, L&T Finance Ltd, a public-listed group firm, struck a deal to acquire Fidelity's Indian mutual fund business, which has AUM of Rs 8,881 crore. In March, L&T Finance Holdings Ltd, the financial services arm of the engineering conglomerate, also acquired Indo Pacific Housing Finance Ltd (IPHFL) (formerly known as AIG Home Finance India Ltd), a Delhi-based housing finance firm.

Army Chief to lead Ramdev’s Anti-Corruption Army

Posted: 05 Apr 2012 03:53 AM PDT

Prominent Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has invited Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh to join his campaign against corruption after retirement

“I invite him,” Ramdev said here before launching a range of consumer ayurvedic products by his company.

Ramdev told the media that the campaign against black money and corruption would be strengthened if more people joined it.

Ramdev also urged the general to attend his yoga camp “to get rid of stress or tension that he has been facing” after raising major corruption charges recently.

“I request the army chief to take the benefit of my yoga camp after retirement to enjoy life free of stress,” Ramdev said.

Meanwhile, the Army Chief is in Nepal to attend the three-day Regional Seminar on Natural Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance.
He strongly dismissed the reports of unexplained troop movements near Delhi in January and termed it “absolutely stupid”.
“This is absolutely stupid,” Singh said when asked to comment on the report.

Army Chief became the epitome of Anti-Corruption struggle when in an interview with The Hindu published on 26 March 2012 he said a lobbyist, whom he did not identify but who was suggested elsewhere to be retired Lieutenant-General Tejinder Singh, offered him a bribe of 14 crore (US$2.79 million) in order to have a tranche of 600 sub-standard vehicles manufactured by Tatra cleared for purchase. In the same interview he also said that he had informed the Defence minister, A. K. Antony, of the matter. According to supporters of Vijay Singh, his decision to inform Antony complied with regulations that make it “the duty of every officer to bring to the notice of his superior, and if the superior is involved, then to the next superior officer, all cases of dishonesty.”

Man lands in Jail after one night stand

Posted: 05 Apr 2012 03:09 AM PDT

A Chinese man was jailed after One Night Stand with a stranger under curious circumstances reveals Chinese daily.A man who stole a woman’s iPhone after their one night stand was given six months’ jail and fined 1,000 yuan ($160) for theft, the Shanghai Daily reported Thursday.

Prosecutors said Dong Liang met the victim through Tencent’s instant messaging tool Weixin in November. After chatting for some time, the pair decided to meet each other at a subway station Nov 15.

Dong said they had some beer and went to a hotel after the woman agreed to have sex with him.

The next day, Dong woke up and told the sleeping woman he had to go to work. Before he left, Dong quietly took the woman’s iPhone that was beside the pillow, a court heard.

The woman reported the theft to the police. Two hours later, Dong was caught at his home.

Chinese couples prefer fake Photography

Posted: 05 Apr 2012 01:05 AM PDT

Chinese Couples now prefer to get morphed Wedding albums prepared rather than going for an actual Wedding photography. Here is a report on why they do so.

Rising cost of a wedding photo-shoot is forcing some Chinese couples to get their wedding albums prepared with the help of morphing offered by various online photography-related agencies.

With the help of computer software like Photoshop, a couple’s ordinary photo can be added with wedding dresses, flowers or even a tropical island setting to create faux wedding images.

He Wen, a bride-to-be, happens to be one such individual who has opted for this service. She discovered it from friends after many an anxious moment over photography cost, reported China Daily citing Chongqing Morning News.

Instead of paying several thousand yuan for a professional photo shoot, the would-be bride has sought professional help.

She and her fiance have relied upon online websites that would manipulate ordinary cell phone snaps into faked images for their wedding photo album.

“The cost of a wedding shoot in a studio is normally 5,000 to 6,000 yuan (up to $950), but I only paid around 300 yuan (about $50) online to make my wedding photos,” she said.

In China, contrary to the West, most couples get their wedding photos taken ahead of the actual marriage day.

He Wen sent several pictures taken by cell phone to an online service provider.

“It is a surprise to see the pictures,” she said. “They are very professional, even better than studio photography,” she added.

China Daily said the website is one such online platform that offers bids of PS (Photoshop) and design services. It has signed over 8,000 orders worth 420,000 yuan ($66,580) since last year.

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