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Head constable's wife beats up three lady constables !
Report dated 09/09/2012 @ 2:41 PM
Ramesh Kadam, the head constable of a Mumbai police station's wife Rajshree Ramesh Kadam, was incensed when her friend Mangala Banpatee's house came under the slum rehabilitation programme, and was Court ordered to be demolished and vacated. But Mangala would not budge. The builder's then proceeded to remove all her belongings .
Mangala and her friend Mrs Rajshree Kadam went personally to the police station and demanded an FIR be registered against the collector and builder. The officer asked her to approach the court, but Rajshree was adamant and starting beating up a trio of female constables who were to accompany her and calm her down.
The constables were injured on their heads, eyes and hands and taken to hospital from where they were discharged after receiving first aid.
Police filed a case against Rajshree, her daughter Rohini and friend Mangala, and arrested them. They were later granted bail.
Assaulted woman constable claims Congress chief instigated attack
Report dated 08/09/2012 @ 1:04 PM
A woman constable who was assaulted during a Congress rally in Bhubaneswar said some 40 youths attacked, beat and kicked her when Jagdish Tytler, the Odisha AICC in-charge called on party workers to break the barricade.
Congress Chief Whip Prasad Harichandran voiced an apology and said Tytler did not instigate the violence, calling it the fault of senior police officials for placing women police at the forefront of rallies. He then thanked Congress workers who rescued the victim.
The BJD women's president who met the lady in hospital demanded Tytler's arrest and threatened to hold a dharna in protest.
Meanwhile the Odisha Human Rights Commission issued a notice to the Deputy Commissioner of Police to submit a report on the attack on the lady constable.
Karnataka Judge says acceptable for men can beat their wives !
Report dated 07/09/2012 @ 1:57 PM
Women activists in Karnataka are demanding action against High Court Judge K Bhakthavatsala who said it was acceptable for a man to beat his wife, just as long as he took good care of her!
Activists have filed a complaint with the state's Chief Justice and launched an on line campaign, saying he should be impeached, and asking if he is trying to defend domestic violence. They say the Justice has made similar anti-women remarks in the past.
One senior High Court lawyer and former state assembly lawmaker Pramilla Nesargi said she was present in the court when the judge made the insensitive remark, and he should be transferred or restrained from hearing cases relating to women's issues.
Justice Bhakthavatsala for his part said his comments were twisted out of context and that he has always supported conciliation in failed marriages and has never defended the violence against women.
According to government statistics a minimum of 37% of women have suffered some form of physical abuse at the hands of their husbands.
Chinese defence minister gifts Rs.l00,000 to 2 IAF pilots !
Report dated 06/09/2012 @ 1:20 PM
Chinese defence minister Gen Liang Guang Lie gave a gift of Rs.50,000 in cash to each of two Indian Air Force pilots, after they flew him on a special IAF aircraft from Mumbai to Delhi.
The Captain of the aircraft informed air headquarters about the rather unusual gift and it was decided the money would be deposited in the Government depository. The money could not be returned to the Chinese defence minister due to sensitivities it involved.
Guang is on a five-day visit to India.
Mumbai Metro bridge collapses after just one day of rains !
Report dated 05/09/2012 @ 6:27 PM
A slab on the Andheri-Kurla under construction Metro bridge collapsed killing one person and injuring several. A major portion of the link-way staircase connecting the footpath collapsed leaving several workers trapped under the debris.
Preliminary inquiries say that the construction work was outsourced to the Hindustan Construction Company.
The dead person has been identified as Umesh Sahu.