Gorakhpur tragedy: Inquiry report blames oxygen supplying firm, 2 doctors

Gorakhpur tragedy Inquiry report blames oxygen supplying firm 2 doctors

An inquiry report submitted by Gorakhpur District Magistrate Rajeev Rautela into the BRD Medical hospital tragedy, in which over 70 people have died so far, has found the company supplying oxygen guilty of laxity.

The district magistrate's report has blamed R.K. Mishra, principal of oxygen supplying firm Pushpa Sales, and the Anaesthesia department's Dr Satish for the deaths. They were entrusted with the task of overseeing the supply of oxygen.

2017-08-17 11:19:04 by Manikandan

Why Isn't Anyone Demanding CM Palaniswami's Resignation, Asks Kamal Haasan

Why Isnt Anyone Demanding CM Palaniswamis Resignation Asks Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan appeared to move a step closer to taking the political plunge when the acclaimed actor-director on Tuesday escalated his attack on Tamil Nadu government. The award winning actor-director, who had earlier targetted state minsters, asked why nobody was demanding that Chief Minister EP Palaniswami quit.

"If one state's Chief Minister should resign for a mishap and corruption under his government, how come no party calls for resignation in TN (Tamil Nadu). Enough crimes done," Mr Haasan tweeted in his Independence Day message.

2017-08-16 11:00:50 by Vaishnavi

Climate-change : 91 new volcanoes beneath Antarctica's ice

Climatechange  91 new volcanoes beneath Antarcticas ice

University of Edinburgh researchers on Monday announced the discovery of 91 previously unknown volcanoes under west Antarctica. They do not sound nearly as alarmed as, say, Quartz, which called the possibilities terrifying.

“By themselves the volcanoes wouldn't be likely to cause the entire ice sheet to melt,” said lead researcher Max Van Wyk de Vries, whose team published the study in the Geological Society in late May. But if the glacier is already melting because of global warming, he said, “if we start reducing significant quantities of ice … you can more or less say that it triggers an eruption.”

2017-08-16 10:58:42 by Harini

Doklam stand-off: China rejects reports of 'compromise'; Indian Army says no evacuation at border

Doklam standoff China rejects reports of compromise Indian Army says no evacuation at border

Though India and China continue to militarily reinforce their positions in the wake of an ongoing stand-off over Doklam region, Indian Army has denied ordering the evacuation of some villages near the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction.

Some news channels quoted government sources as saying that there has been "some build-up" in terms of movement of additional troops and tanks as well as artillery and air defence units in the Tibet Military District by the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

However, the sources also claimed that there is "no major mobilization" towards the Line of Actual Control as yet.

2017-08-11 10:56:52 by Sharon

Vijay on online abuse: Everybody has the right to criticise anyone's film

Vijay on online abuse Everybody has the right to criticise anyones film

Recently, Dhanya Rajendran, editor-in-chief of The News Minute, wrote a simple tweet on Jab Harry Met Sejal -- that she walked out of the film halfway through, while she waited till interval for Vijay's Sura (2009). After the tweet went viral, several Vijay's fans trolled, abused and threatened Dhanya Rajendran for criticising a film that released eight years back. Breaking his silence, Vijay on Wednesday issued a statement and asked his fans not to abuse women and that everyone has the right to like/dislike a film.

In the statement written in Tamil, Vijay said, "I am someone who respects women a lot. Everybody has the right to criticise anyone's film. It is my view that no woman should be spoken of in a demeaning way for any reason or any time. Everyone has to praise womanhood. I request that nobody should share hurtful and wrong views about women on social media."

2017-08-10 15:15:59 by Mohamed Youssef

Bigg Boss 10 famed Om Swami arrested on theft charges

Bigg Boss 10 famed Om Swami arrested on theft charges

It is no surprise to see Om Swami in the news. Yet again, he makes headlines for all the obvious reasons. This time though, he has been arrested by the Delhi police for stealing bicycles along with some documents of a shop. While the incident took place nine years ago but he has finally been caught and taken to prison. Now you must know this, this isn’t the first time he has been accused of stealing. Remember in the house how he was caught redhanded? Therefore, it’s no big surprise that he did commit this crime!

Controversial self-styled godman Swami Om was on Wednesday arrested in a case filed by his brother who had accused the former Bigg Boss contestant of stealing bicycles along with some documents from his shop nine years ago, police said. Vinodanand Jha, also known as Swami Om, was declared a proclaimed offender by the Saket Court in Delhi last year in the case, the police said.

2017-08-10 11:21:39 by Patricia Madison

6.5 Magnitude Earthquake In China Killed 12 and 175 Injured, Deaths Likely To Rise

Magnitude Earthquake In China Killed 12 and 175 Injured Deaths Likely To Rise

At least 12 people were killed when a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck southwestern China, government sources said Wednesday, but the toll was expected to climb as news trickles out of the remote mountainous region.

The earthquake occurred late Tuesday, killing 12 and injuring 175, 28 of them seriously, according to a statement by the government of Aba prefecture, where the epicentre was located.

2017-08-09 10:46:34 by Patricia Madison

BJP MP and Former Union Minister from Ajmer Sanwar Lal Jat passes away in Delhi

BJP MP and Former Union Minister from Ajmer Sanwar Lal Jat passes away in Delhi

Sanwar Lal Jat, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and former Union Minister Sanwar Lal Jat, who was being treated at AIIMS in New Delhi, has passed away earlier this morning, reported ANI. Jat had served as Minister of State for Water Resources in the Narendra Modi government. According to a PTI report, former Union Minister collapsed during a party meeting chaired by BJP president Amit Shah in July. Jat was initially rushed to Jaipur’s Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital, but as his condition did not improve, he was shifted to AIIMS, Delhi. “All the tests and dialysis process were performed on Wednesday but his condition is still critical and there is no recovery from coma,” PTI quoted MS Hospital superintendent D S Meena saying earlier.
Hours after the demise of the BJP MP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and expressed his condolences to the family. He wrote: “Anguished by the demise of MP & former Union Minister, Shri Sanwar Lal Jat. This is a big loss for the BJP & the nation. My condolences.” He further said, “Shri Sanwar Lal Jat worked extensively for wellbeing of villages & farmers. My thoughts are with his family & supporters in this sad hour.”

2017-08-09 10:44:59 by Li Xia

Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections : Big test for Congress, heavyweight Ahmed Patel today

Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections  Big test for Congress heavyweight Ahmed Patel today

Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls live updates: The BJP has nominated party president Amit Shah, Textiles Minister Smriti Irani and Congress turncoat Balwantsinh Rajput for the three seats. On its part, the Congress wants to see Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Sonia Gandhi, get re-elected from Gujarat.

For the first time in over two decades, there’s a contest for the Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat. This time, three Rajya Sabha seats are on offer. Since the BJP has 120 MLAs in the 182-member Assembly, it can easily win two of the three seats hands-down without a contest. The Congress, down from 57 legislators to 51 after six of its MLAs resigned from the party and the Assembly, is fighting to win the third seat. A candidate needs 45 votes to win.

Now, for the candidates. The BJP has nominated its party president Amit Shah and Textiles Minister Smiriti Irani, both of whom are expected to win without a contest. For the third seat, it has pitched former Congress leader and chief whip Balwantsinh Rajput. The Congress, on its part, is seeking to get Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Sonia Gandhi, elected for the fifth time from the state.

2017-08-08 10:49:43 by Agnes Natalia
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