News April 9, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A group of journalists attacked by police in the state of Gujarat India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media Organisation Follow the news on India IndiaAsia – Pacific In a letter sent to the interior minister of the state of Gujarat, Gordhan Zadaphia, Reporters sans frontières (Reporters Without Borders – RSF) denounced the attack on some twenty journalists by police in the state of Gujarat (west of the country). “After accusing the media of exaggerating the extent of the recent wave of inter-community violence in the state of Gujarat, the authorities of this state chose the most reprehensible way to act by preventing the press from doing its job,” said Robert Ménard, RSF general secretary. RSF called on the minister to provide the resources needed to the commission of enquiry so it could carry out its investigation completely and ensure that the appropriate sanctions be applied. According to information obtained by RSF, some twenty journalists and media professionals were attacked on 7 April 2002 by police officers at Gandhi Ashram, a quarter of Ahmedabad (state of Gujarat, west of the country). The journalists were covering two peace demonstrations that were disrupted by members of Gujarat Yuva Morcha, the youth section of the BJP (party in power). As the incidents began, Deputy Commisioner of Police V. M. Parghi told Pranav Joshi, a cameraman with the private television station NDTV, to stop filming. After Joshi asked why he was to stop, he was hit in the head and fell to the ground. Witnesses said that the police charged the journalists, threatening them with their guns. The incident ended about ten minutes later, after Shivanand Jha, head superintendent, who had done nothing until then, ordered his men to withdraw. Harsh Shah and Harshyal Pandya, respectively photographer with the daily Indian Express and journalist with the private television station ETV, were, like Pranav Joshi, seriously wounded during this attack. Pranav Joshi was hospitalized and placed in intensive care. A photographer with the Times of India was also hit in the ribs and kicked. Dhimant Purohit, correspondant for the Aaj Tak TV channel, Sanjeev Singh, NDTV reporter, Amit Dave, photographer with the Jansatta newspaper, Ashish Amin, reporter, Ketan Trivedi and Gautam Mehta, respectively journalist and photographer with the Gujarat Samachar newspaper, have also been beaten. Journalists filed a complaint against the deputy superintendent shortly after this incident. The minister of the interior for the state of Gujarat issued a communiqué during the night of 7 April, denying that the police officers attacked the press. But another official communiqué, issued several hours after that of the ministry, stated that a commission of enquiry was being set up and would be chaired by a retired judge of the High Court. The commission is to issue its report in three weeks. On 8 April, the Gujarat government announced that superintendents Shivanand Zha and V. M. Pargi were being reassigned, and that a criminal investigation was being launched. In the beginning of April 2002, Sonal Kellog, journalist with the Asian Age newspaper, was beaten up by Gujarat police while she was interviewing Muslim women who had complained of police atrocities. Receive email alerts to go further RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 March 3, 2021 Find out more News In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News June 10, 2021 Find out more News IndiaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information
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WhatsApp OPD logo wide.jpg The Odessa Police Department is reportedly searching for a suspect in connection to an auto burglary and credit card abuse. The reported incident happened Dec. 7 in the 2100 block of Magill Street where a person stole several hundred dollars worth of property including credits cards, an OPD press release stated. OPD has released photos of the suspect that can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/ytncneoq. The suspect used the victim’s credit card at the DK located at 3660 Eighth Street. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Detective J. Santana at 432-335-4964 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference case No. 20-0021262. Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest Previous articleStudy: WNBA again earns high grades for diversity hiringNext articleBlast Furnaces Market to Show Inferior Growth Due to the Increase in COVID-19 Spread | Technavio Odessa American Facebook WhatsApp TAGS By Odessa American – February 3, 2021 Twitter Local News Police looking for suspect involved in auto burglary
News UpdatesCOVID Vaccination – Evolve Scheme To Give Priority For Persons With Benchmark Disabilities : Karnataka High Court Directs State Mustafa Plumber27 April 2021 2:01 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the State government to evolve a scheme or mechanism for giving priority to vaccination of covid-19, to persons with benchmark disabilities. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj in its interim order said “State govt may consider authorizing district welfare officer or any other officer to receive request for vaccination either by SMS email or whatsapp either from person suffering from benchmark disability or their caregivers.”Advertisement Further, it said “State government shall make effective arrangements to provide vaccination to persons with benchmark disability and caregivers by ensuring that they are not required to wait in queue at vaccination centers.” It added “Needless to add that if those who suffer from benchmark disability are not able to move out of their residences, necessary arrangement will have to be made to provide vaccination at their doorstep.”Advertisement The direction was given during the hearing of a petition filed by KARNATAKA RAJYA VIKALACHETHANARA RAKSHANA SAMITHI seeking vaccination on a priority basis for persons with disabilities. The court in its order noted that Section 25 (1) (c ) of Rights of Persons with Disability Act, enjoins the government and local authorities to take necessary measures for person with disability to provide priority in attendance and treatment. Thus, in view of this section a person with benchmark disability must get priority in treatment, the treatment in the present day context will include Covid-19 vaccination.Advertisement Advertisement It added “The State government will have to ensure that necessary assistance will have to be rendered to persons with benchmark disabilities for the purpose of registration for vaccination.” Advocate VISWESH S appearing for the petitioner submitted that “Due to disabilities, a person cannot maintain social distance, may not be able to avoid touch, may not be able to wear a mask, so they are a high risk category. The only way to keep them safe is to vaccinate them and their caregivers on a priority basis. Since there is a right they are entitled to a mandamus.” Advocate General Prabhuling K Navadgi assured the court that necessary steps will be taken in the light of Right of persons with disability. The court has directed the state government to place on record steps taken on the next date of hearing, May 12.TagsKarnataka High Court Vaccination Of Covid-19 Karnataka Government Persons With Disabilities Act 2016 Chief Justice AS Oka Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
TRUMANSBURG, N.Y. — The Village of Trumansburg has existed in some form for over 225 years. Village leaders are hoping residents can spare an evening next month to figure out what the next chapter in the village’s long history should look like.Trumansburg has come a long way since Hermon Camp, the “Overlord of Tompkins County”, controlled the hamlet with an iron fist. In its halcyon days, it was a mill town for the nearby farmers of Ulysses and Covert, a place to sell and buy wares, to worship and to socialize, a hub of activity in its little corner of the world.The village, incorporated in 1872, took on a more industrial flavor as the farms merged or shut down and modest factories began to spring up, though never on a large scale. As Ithaca grew in prominence and size to its southeast, Trumansburg increasingly found itself in the city’s sphere of influence.The village itself never had the suburban appeal that the cul-de-sacs and of Ithaca town did, nor were there enough rural commuter homesteads to let its old bones thrive; towards the end of the twentieth century, it stagnated, a cozy but careworn place to get gas or pick up a few quick groceries at the Shur-Fine just outside village lines.In the past 15 years, with the renewed interest in urban cores both big and small, the old and dated has become the new hot dish. With the coming of Grassroots, unique restaurants, eclectic stores and renewed interest from tourists and locals alike, the village has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity, with all the blessings and curses that go with it. Some people react to the moniker “Little Ithaca” with amusement; to others, it’s about as offensive as an f-bomb in church.Trumansburg finds itself at a crossroads. Housing costs are on the rise, making affordability a major concern. The village is increasingly a tourism hub of the Finger Lakes; should be that be encouraged or downplayed? Trumansburg is surrounded by and includes some farmland and natural land; what if these are eyed by development? Is uncultivated, natural land preferable to working farms? If development happens along some of the parking lots and underused spaces on Main Street, what should development there look like? Auto-centric, or a pedestrian-friendly main drag?It’s lot of food for thought, and generally, no two minds will think alike to all the questions. That’s why the village would like to hear from residents as it seeks to update its Comprehensive Plan and zoning code. The plan was last updated over a decade ago and is in need of revision, as goals have changed, certain issues have been addressed and mitigated, and new issues have arisen.“The Villages’ first Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2008. Now, more than a decade later, we are revisiting the plan, celebrating what we have accomplished, uncovering what work that is left to do, and understanding how our communal vision for the future has evolved over the years,” said Village Trustee and Comprehensive Plan Revision Committee Chair Ben Darfler. Your Economy & Development news is made possible with support from: Brian Crandall “Personally, I’m hoping this process creates a robust community conversation about how we ensure Trumansburg remains vibrant, welcoming, and sustainable as we move into the 2020s and beyond,” said Darfler. “We want to devise a comprehensive plan that works with today’s shifting economic and social realities rather than playing defense. We have a lot to be grateful for in Trumansburg and to keep those aspects that we cherish we need to keep shifting with the times.”In the next few years, the village is likely to see a number of substantial changes. After years of discussion and debate, the Crescent Way/Village Grove project by INHS and local businesswoman Claudia Brenner is nearly approved. If built, it will bring dozens of new homes and apartments to the village during the early 2020s, the largest development in many years. Meanwhile, a possible cultural and performing arts center, housing and other uses at the new GrassRoots property could expand the boundaries of the village for the first time in over a century. For a village of 1,800, these are big considerations, as are projects like the ongoing school renovations and ever-growing concerns about environmental sustainability in a village where the typical building is over a hundred years old.Work on updating the Comprehensive Plan has been ongoing since last year, when a Request for Proposal was issued to find qualified planning consultants interested in helping the village through the process. In February 2019, the village selected Environmental Design and Research D.P.C. (EDR), of Syracuse to assist in the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning revision, including community feedback, drafting new zoning and planning language, and making sure the village is communicating in plans and property use legalese what the community sees as its overall social, physical and environmental goals in the years ahead.“The intent of the meeting is to introduce the community to the project that is currently underway. We will review the basics of comprehensive planning and zoning, what the committee has been working on so far, and ask for feedback on a new draft vision statement and input on the strengths and limitations of the Village as well as opportunities and challenges facing the Village,” said Darfler.According to a press release provided by the village government, there will be three public meetings. At the first meeting, “(t)he Comprehensive Plan Update Committee and project consultants from Environmental Design & Research will present an overview of the project. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their thoughts on issues and opportunities in the Village. The Comprehensive Plan is a crucial foundation for future decision-making and for leveraging external revenue sources such as grants for Village improvements. The Project Committee seeks input and feedback from all interested residents.”For those looking to hear what the village has to say, and contribute their own two cents (or rather, two dollars, 225 years of inflation will do that), the public meeting with the project team will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Trumansburg Fire Department at 74 West Main Street.More information about the Comprehensive Plan and Zoning revision can be found on the village’s website here. Your government news is made possible with support from: Tagged: ben darfler, Community Announcements, Environmental Design and Research D.P.C., planning and economic development, trumansburg, zoning Brian Crandall reports on housing and development for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached at [email protected] More by Brian Crandall
KFSN(FRESNO, Calif.) — Drivers in California’s Madera County were at heightened risk of being pulled over Monday — not because cops were looking to ticket them, but because the deputies were looking to distribute some holiday cheer.The Madera County Sheriff’s Department received a $5,000 donation from a local business as part of the department’s “Operation Random Acts of Kindness.” The goal: distribute $100 in cash to 50 drivers before the end of the day.“The biggest thing is, you’re going to have to be active to find enough folks to give away $5,000 in 4-5 hours,” Sheriff Jay Varney told his charges before they hit the road Monday morning.Fresno ABC station KFSN went along for the ride as deputies pulled over drivers for minor traffic violations — then surprised them with a $100 bill instead of a ticket.“The reason I pulled you over is the registration on the vehicle is expired,” a deputy told Ryan Wood when he pulled over Wood in his truck. But instead of a summons, the deputy handed Wood a card from the Madera County Sheriff Deputies and the Employees of Agriland Farming Company, with a $100 bill tucked inside. “(It was) not expected, I can tell you that much, so I’m very appreciative,” Wood told the station after he received the surprise gift. “And it’s a good time of the year to get surprises like that, so it’s pretty awesome.”Department officials said the annual program, now in its fifth year, is a boon to community relations.“This is an opportunity for the deputies to go out and have positive interactions with the community, and it really helps us build relationships with the community,” said Madera County Undersheriff Tyson Pogue.By the end of the day, the department’s Facebook page was filled with video clips of drivers reacting with shock and surprise — several of them crying — when presented with the gifts.“Deputies primarily have contact with citizens when something stressful or bad is happening,” Sheriff Jay Varney said on Facebook. “This annual giving event allows deputies an opportunity to interact with the public in a positive manner and spread some holiday cheer.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Written by November 27, 2019 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Prepares For Two Upcoming Games FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah/LOS ANGELES-This week, Southern Utah men’s basketball (3-3) returns to the hardwood for a pair of games.Friday, the Thunderbirds host West Coast Baptist of the National Christian College Athletic Association followed by a Sunday game at Loyola Marymount. The Eagles keep no stats themselves, but Weber State routed them 130-50 November 19 at the Dee Events Center.Under head coach Todd Simon (39-66, .371 at SUU), the Thunderbirds are seeing marked improvements in his fourth season at the helm.SUU scores 75.2 points per game as they are tied for 125th nationally in scoring offense with Saint Francis Brooklyn.Redshirt senior forward Dwayne Morgan (14.2 points, 5 rebounds per game), junior guard John Knight III (12.5 points per game, a team-best 16 assists) and redshirt junior guard Jakolby Long (10.4 points, 3.2 rebounds per game) each score in double figures on average for the Thunderbirds. Morgan also has a team-best six blocked shots for SUU.The Thunderbirds are tied for 155th nationally in scoring defense (67.2 points per game) with Boston College.Redshirt senior guard/forward Cameron Oluyitan has a team-best 12 steals for SUU.The Loyola Marymount Lions are coached by Mike Dunlap who is 72-91 (.442) in his sixth season at the helm.Loyola Marymount scores 70.7 points per game, tying the Lions for 216th nationally in scoring offense with Pacific and South Carolina.Junior guard/forward Eli Scott (a team-best 14 points and 5.7 rebounds per game and a team-best 35 assists) and sophomore forward, Bulgarian national Ivan Alipiev (13.7 points, 5 rebounds per game, a team-best six steals) score in double figures on average for the Lions.The Lions surrender 69.2 points per game, ranking them 191st nationally in scoring defense.Freshman forward, Brazilian national Jonathan Dos Anjos, leads the squad in blocked shots with 5.The Lions lead the Thunderbirds 1-0 all-time as Loyola Marymount prevailed over SUU 75-68 December 8, 2016. Tags: Loyola Marymount basketball/Southern Utah basketball Brad James
The Indian Navy got a major fillip to its firepower with the arrival of its latest acquisition INS Tarkash at Mumbai on 27 Dec 12.Built by the Yantar Shipyard, Kaliningrad, Russia. INS Tarkash was commissioned on 09 Nov 12 by Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Comand. INS Tarkash is second of three project 1135.6 (follow-on Talwar class) ships ordered by Indian Navy, the first being INS Teg, which joined the Fleet in June this year. Trikhand, the third stealth frigate, is likely to be delivered by mid 2013.Commanded by Captain Antony George, an Anti-Submarine Warfare Specialist, and manned by a crew of 23 Officers and 228 Sailors, INS Tarkash is armed with an advanced combat suite, comprising an optimal blend of Russian and Indian cutting edge technologies. Her arsenal includes the ‘BRAHMOS’ Supersonic Cruise Missiles, Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) System, Medium Range Gun, Close-In Weapon System (CIWS), Torpedoes and Anti-Submarine Rockets.On arrival at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai, the ship and her crew were accorded a warm reception. The welcome ceremony was presided over by Rear Admiral A R Karve, the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet and witnessed by senior Officers of the Western Naval Command, together with the family members of the ship’s crew who turned out in large numbers.During her maiden return passage, as part of the Navy’s Maritime Diplomatic Initiative, the ship made port calls at several ports to strengthen bridges of friendship and international co-operation with the host countries.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 2, 2013; Image: Indian Navy View post tag: Tarkash Industry news View post tag: fleet View post tag: Defense View post tag: INS Share this article View post tag: Defence January 2, 2013 INS Tarkash Joins Western Fleet at Mumbai, India Back to overview,Home naval-today INS Tarkash Joins Western Fleet at Mumbai, India View post tag: India View post tag: Naval View post tag: Mumbai View post tag: Western View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: joins