Saturday, 21 July 2012

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Doctors stole my minor son’s kidney, says Rajasthan man

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 06:30 PM PDT

A man in Rajasthan has complained that doctors at a state-run hospital stole a kidney of his two-year-old son undergoing treatment, police said Saturday. A court has ordered registration of cases against some doctors.

The child died June 13 at SMS Hospital here about six days after he was admitted, police added.

Ramu Kashyap, a resident of Mahua town in Dausa district, some 50 km from Jaipur, said he admitted his son Gaurav to the hospital June 8.

“Kashyap says that the doctors were to operate upon Gaurav’s hand. The surgery was carried out on June 9,” investigation officer Bharat Singh told IANS.

“He said in the complaint that the doctors kept telling him that his son was well and would be discharged soon,” said the officer.

However, his son was declared dead June 13. “Kashyap claims that there were marks of stitches on the boy’s stomach and back. He says that his son’s kidney was removed,” said the officer.

“Kashyap approached a court after his son’s death. After hearing his case, the court ordered the police to register a first information report (FIR) against Dr. Pradeep Goyal and some resident doctors. The court orders reached us Friday evening. We have launched an investigation,” the officer added.

The doctors were booked under penal provisions for punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and criminal conspiracy, he said.

Malayalam Actor Mohanlal to donate his Organ

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 05:30 PM PDT

Malayalam superstar Mohanlal has expressed his desire to donate his organs, citing the case of a school-girl who recovered from a severe liver disease because her aunt stepped forth to donate a slice of her own organ.

He made his desire public while speaking at a function organised by the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) here to compliment the efforts of the woman, Rainy Joy, who donated part of her liver to save her 16-year-old niece Swathi.

“The return to life of Swathi, the school-girl, should open up the awareness of organ donations in the state and I wish to donate my organs too,” said Mohanlal.

Swathi was admitted to the AIMS with liver complication two weeks ago after a severe hepatitis attack and the doctors found that her liver was damaged and she required an organ transplant.

Swathi’s mother could not donate owing to fatty liver problems and then her aunt volunteered. But as per the rules prevailing for organ transplant, only direct relatives can donate without documents.

Any relative other than parents, spouse, children or direct siblings require clearance from the organ donation committee headed by the health secretary. At an emergency meeting called by State Health Minister V.S.Sivakumar, the permission was granted. Swathi underwent a liver transplant July 13 and is now returning to normalcy.

A four-member team of doctors at the AIMS, headed by Sudhindra Nath, performed the 12-hour-long surgery.

Indigo slams Government for saving Air India

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 04:30 PM PDT

Taking a dig at the central government for approving an operational turn-around plan for the debt-ridden and loss-making national carrier Air India by infusing equity, InterGlobe, which owns IndiGo, Saturday said the government is “tinkering” with policy for a select few in the airline industry.

“We always knew we will have an artificial competitor in Air India. Air India in its current state and form will always have issues. What we did not know was the government’s relentless effort to keep it afloat,” InterGlobe group managing director Rahul Bhatia said during the annual general meeting of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) here.

IndiGo, set up in early 2006, is now among the three largest airlines in India.

Bhatia said the government policy of giving sops to loss-making airlines would not be effective in the long-run and eventually the firms with low-cost structures would survive.

“We (IndiGo) are probably the only zero debt company pitched against competitors who keep getting sop after sops. This game would not go on for long. Companies with low-cost structure will survive,” he observed.

“Our principle issue has been why the government is tinkering with policy for a select few in the industry. When do you stop giving relief to people who are inefficient?” Bhatia asked.

He said the government must take decisions which were good for the industry and not good for only a selective few in the industry.

The union cabinet has recently approved an operational turnaround plan for debt-ridden Air India through an equity infusion of Rs.300 billion (Rs.30,000 crore) over the next eight years.

The InterGlobe chief also lashed out at the central government for taking “discriminatory” measures and said it was “frustrating” for IndiGo.

“On paper we are allowed to fly to other countries. But when we make an application, the government gives the right to a selective few. We would love to fly but the government holds on to those rights. This is severe discrimination and it is frustrating,” Bhatia said.

Fauja Singh aged 101 runs in Olympic Torch Relay

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 04:12 PM PDT

World’s Oldest Runner Fauja Singh aged 101 today ran with London Olympic Torch through the streets of London.

Clad in all-white apparel and a matching white turban, the sprightly Singh carried the torch accompanied by hundreds of admirers, including Sikhs with yellow T-shirts bearing Singh’s image, who hailed him every moment of the distance he travelled.

Singh, who carried the torch in Athens eight years ago, was born in Punjab in 1911 and has lived in Britain since 1992, reports Xinhua.

He ran his first marathon at the age of 89 and has since completed six London marathons.

He has since set several records for people of his age, running six London marathons, two Canada marathons and the New York marathon.

Clearly a bit of a sensation for his achievements, his participation in the relay today was described by admirers and onlookers as “a moment of history”.

News Channel which features only Islamically Veiled Women

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 04:02 PM PDT

A News Channel, Maria TV has been launched in Egypt which features only Women wearing full Islamic Veils. No Men are allowed in the show. Stationed in a small apartment in the working class district of Abassiya in the capital city of Cairo, Maria TV will be broadcast for six hours a day on the al-Ummah channel, a religious station run by orthodox Salafi Islamists.

Wearing veils and dressed in black from head to toe, only women are employees of Maria TV.

Men are banned from the show, even on phone-ins. All women staff, including those behind the camera, wear veils.

Female preacher El-Sheikha Safaa Refai, who heads Maria TV, said the channel’s existence showed how far the country had come since the uprising that ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

On the subject of wearing a veil to read the news, she said: “I was told that it won’t work because of the body language. Well, the tone of my voice can convey my emotions and reactions.”

She said she hoped that by appearing on TV in full Islamic dress, she could show people “that there are successful women wearing niqab”.

The Daily Mail said the channel is is named after a Coptic Christian woman from Egypt who was married to Prophet Mohammad.

Abeer Shahin said she graduated from the prestigious American University in Cairo but struggled to find a job because of employers’ aversion to her full Islamic veil.

But now she has found a job she hopes will change how Egyptian society views niqab wearers. She is going to work as a TV anchor.

“It’s unfair to deal with veiled women as a standard religious housewife. No, she can be a doctor, a professor and an engineer,” said Shahin, wearing a loose black robe and a black head scarf that revealed only her eyes.

No Work at Maruti Manesar Plant till Investigation is over

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 10:07 AM PDT

Maruti Suzuki has declined to resume the Work at Manesar Plant following massive Violence and Death of it Senior HR Official. The company said that it would wait till the Investigation process is over.

“There is indefinite lockout at the Manesar plant.We are not in a position to start production at the factory. Safety of colleagues is more important than making some cars, making some money” Chairman R.C. Bhargava announced at a press conference.

He said the management had settled all issues with the workers unions after the last strike nine months ago.

In Wednesday’s clash between workers and management staff, a senior executive was killed and scores were injured.

Bhargava denied any plans of moving out of Manesar. “This thought of us moving out of here is complete fiction,” he said.

Violence in Maruti’s plant at Manesar in Haryana in which a top company executive was killed, may be the result of a planned action by a section of workers and union leaders, police said Saturday.

“The Maruti Suzuki management at Manesar plant could not estimate the action plan of workers. Workers Wednesday first vandalised the control room and HR section of the plant and then set them on fire. In the incident, the HR general manager, Awanish Kumar Dev, who hailed from Ranchi, was killed. He got multiple fractures in his both the legs in workers’ attack,” said a police official.

In the action, about 100 employees, some of them managers and including two Japanese nationals, were injured and hospitalised.

According to the first information report (FIR), the problem first came to light around 8.30 a.m. Wednesday when a worker, Jiyalal, slapped supervisor Ramkishor Manjhi after his allegedly hurled a casteist abuse.

After hours long fruitless talks between management officials and union leaders, when the first A shift was over at 3 p.m., workers refused to leave the company premises. At the same time workers for B shift had already reached the factory.

“They stopped the work and took several managers and high ranked management officialS hostage. Each and every action was recorded on close circuit cameras installed there. Some union leaders may be aware of the facts, so they burnt down the main servers and more than 700 computers,” said a senior official in the special investigative team (SIT), probing the case.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Maheshwar Dayal said, “Prima facie it looks that some of the people may have planned the (violent) action.”

Police arrested 91 people and sent them to jail. Fifty-five main accused, including union leaders and members, are still on the run.

Akbarabadi Masjid Construction site handed over to ASI

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 09:59 AM PDT

Authorities were successful in preventing a possible communal riot like situation in New Delhi after a disputed area was handed over to Archaeological Survey of India. Delhi High Court had earlier ordered to stop construction.

Digging in Subhash Park area for the Delhi Metro project had led to the discovery of a building's remains, believed to be of the Mughal-era Akbarabadi Masjid. Soon, Iqbal and his supporters started the construction of a mosque on the site.

The situation near the controversial site appeared to be getting tense as devotees from the neighbouring areas continued to gather at the site for offering Ramadan prayers Saturday.

A police contingent was seen deployed in the area to maintain law and order. Hundreds of onlookers gathered near the site near Subhash Park around 10 a.m. No prayers were offered, unlike Friday when there arose chances of trouble with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists lurking close to the area.

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation and police cordoned off the area and handed over the site to Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

While the religious books and other properties at the site were seized, the authorities left untouched the upcoming mosque structure.

“There were brick walls and minarets that had been built over the last two weeks. We have not demolished any structure and kept religious books in a trunk,” said a police officer at the site.

By afternoon, the crowds swelled as local legislator Shoaib Iqbal’s son Aaley Mohammed addressed the crowds next to the site. Iqbal had been campaigning for a new mosque at the very spot.

“We are not against the court. But we want them to listen to the community’s views also without exaggerating this issue in the month of Ramadan,” Mohammed told IANS.

Some people from the area claimed that the ruins were those of the 17th century Mughal-era Akbarabadi mosque and started building a fresh structure at the site but the Delhi High Court put a stop to it Friday.

Some residents said the ASI should be allowed to do its job and people should refrain from giving a religious colour to the issue.

“We respect the sentiments of our brothers who think there could be an Akrabadi mosque here. But now the authorities should take charge of the situation,” said Mohsin Ahmad, a resident of Urdu Bazar.

Subhash Park falls within the restricted zone of two protected heritage sites — Sunehri Masjid and Red Fort. Any construction in the area requires permission from the National Monuments Authority.

Acting Chief Justice A.K. Sikri, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Rajiv Shakdher said: “It is the ASI which has to take over the site immediately to investigate whether Akbarabadi Masjid existed there or not.”

The court said this after some lawyers brought the issue to the judges’ notice.

According to the ASI, the Akbarabadi mosque was built by Bibi Akbarabadi, one of the wives of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Apparently, the British destroyed it after the First War of Independence in 1857.

US India Military ties to be taken to next Level

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 07:30 AM PDT

Top US Lawmakers have urged Pentagon to develop close and strong Military Ties with India eyeing its massive Military Modernization Program.

In a letter Friday to deputy defence secretary Ashton B Carter, who is visiting India next week, Senators John Cornyn and Mark Warner, co-chairs of the Senate India Caucus, said it is in the interest of both the US and India to continue building a strategic and military culture of cooperation between the two countries.

With 38 Senators, the Senate India Caucus is the largest country-specific caucuses in the US Senate.

“As India undertakes its expansive military modernisation programme – projected to cost an estimated $80 billion by 2015 – numerous prospects exist for the US to further expand defence trade and cooperation with India,” wrote Republican Cornyn and Democrat Warner.

“Recent US arms sales have benefitted the US and India alike, increasing commonality of military equipment platforms, providing expanded opportunities to conduct joint military exercises, and contributing to security in the Indo-Pacific region,” the lawmakers said.

“With these interests in mind, and with the goal of further expanding US-India defence trade, we encourage you to actively engage with your Indian counterparts to develop ways to improve the compatibility of the defence acquisition systems of the United States and India,” they said.

Cornyn and Warner stressed that it is in the interest of both the US and India to continue building a strategic and military culture of cooperation between the two countries.

“We see the partnership between our two democracies as critical to the maintenance and expansion of a rules-based international system that promotes freedom, democracy, security, prosperity, and the rule of law in the 21st century,” they wrote.

Abu Hamza Jundal under Police custody till July 31

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 06:30 AM PDT

Abu Jundal PhotoA Mumbai court has sent key suspect in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case Abu Jundal to police custody till July 31, according to an official.

Jundal, said to be the main handler of the 10 Pakistani terrorists who attacked Mumbai, was flown to the metropolis early Saturday the day after a New Delhi court handed over his custody to the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) for his role in the terror attacks.

Amidst tight security, he was taken from the airport to a secret location and presented before a magistrate in south Mumbai Saturday.

Mumbai police have got his custody in connection with four terror cases, including 26/11, Pune German Bakery blast of 2010, attack on Nashik police training academy and the 2006 Aurangabad arms case, the official said.

Did you know that Flute Yoga can beat High stress ?

Posted: 21 Jul 2012 05:30 AM PDT

The humble flute, which in Hindu mythology was played by Lord Krishna to charm the maidens, birds and animals of Vrindavan and Mathura, is leading a new healing therapy called Bansi Yoga to beat lifestyle stress.

Bansi Yoga, created by the S. Vyasa Yoga University using a combination of traditional yoga, breathing exercises and flute melody, will get the official stamp of approval in the capital at the third World Flute Festival, “Raasrang 2012″, Aug 9-12. The festival will be presented by the Ministry of Culture and the Krishna Prerna Foundation with support from flute maestro Hariprasad Chaurasia.

A team of experts will demonstrate the yoga and discuss its healing powers in 12 workshops over four days at Hotel Ashok in the capital, Arun Buddhiraja, the founder of the Krishna Prerna Foundation, said.

“Bansi Yoga is a combination of yoga and flute used as a deep relexation technique in 40 minutes of cyclic meditations. The practitioner moves his limbs in a cyclic pattern and the flute, played as an accompaniment, allows him to relax. The relaxation induced is equivalent to eight hours of sleep,” Buddhiraja told IANS.

The flute was a symbol of love, peace and water, he said.

Explaining the dynamics of the Bansi Yoga, Buddhiraja said in some postures, the practitioner stands straight with his hands alongside at right angles. The practitioner then moves his hand in a cyclic manner to the music of the flute. The cyclic motion fans from the hand to the fingers and to the shoulders.

The meditation is followed by chanting of the words Ukara, Akara, Makara (u, aa, maa) – the essence of the word Omkara – to create magnetic sound resonance in the body, Buddhiraja said.

“It is a physiological and psychological clean-up,” he said. The Bansi Yoga courses are designed for two groups of people – corporate executives and the common people.

Commenting on the power of flute and “Raasrang”, writer and researcher Devdutt Pattanik said breath is the connection between matter and soul. When breath was rhytmic, there was music, Pattanik said about the cosmic power of the flute. “It draws one to the centre of existence,” he said.

The festival is also trying to bring back lost string instruments under the Roots section.

“We are also reviving 51 languishing wind instruments of the country. A team of musicians will play the instruments and teach collectors how to restore it. It will serve three purposes of generating employment for musicians, restoration and education,” Buddhiraja said.

The instruments include rare wind pipes like sutli, peepah, Ladakhi flute, kaliya and pungi.

Another attraction of the festival will be its diversity of genres and an international cast of artists.

Tagaram Bheel from Jaisalmer will play the algoza, a double flute that was said to have been invented by devotees to impress Lord Krishna. Kawang Kechong, a Grammy nominee and practising Tibetan monk for 11 years, will play the bamboo and metal flute.

Barcu Karadag, a popular Ney artist from Istanbul, will take Indian audiences on an introductury tour of the Ney – an end-blown flute from the Middle East.

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