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Girls learn martial arts to fight off roadside 'Romeos'
Report dated 26/09/2012 @ 2:43 PM
Girls in Allahabad have taken to training in martial arts, so they can fight back at road Romeos who are also known as eve-teasers.
One Karate trainer says more and more girls are approaching trainers to learn martial arts and they have been organising special camps to teach them self defence. Over 800 girls are learning in various camps in the city.
With reports of acid attacks, eve-teasing and physical harassment on the rise, college and school student girls are eager to learn the art of unarmed combat and some are even planning to attain a black belt in the discipline.
A district Magistrate has asked district inspectors of schools and regional higher education officers to take more steps to curb the eve-teasing near educational institutions.
A complaint box is also to be set up at colleges and technical institutes so concerned colleges can take steps to maintain records of complaints and action taken.
Now Catholics incensed by film 'Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal'
Report dated 24/09/2012 @ 5:42 PM
The Hindi movie directed by Priyadarshan, "Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal" has angered Catholics for scenes that disrespectfully portray the Catholic community and its priests.
A priest representing the Archdiocese of Bombay and representatives of Catholic groups submitted a memorandum to the Central Board of Film Certification and the Information & Broadcasting Minister as well as the censor board, registering their protest against the movie. They have demanded a special screening of the movie urgently and deletion of objectionable scenes based on a review by the Catholic community representatives.
Some objectionable scenes show a Catholic priest dancing with a rosary around his neck and wearing a garland of lottery tickets with a church in the background as well as other scenes that denigrate the Catholic religion.
Lucknow school is world's largest : Guinness Book of Records
Report dated 24/09/2012 @ 5:40 PM
The 57th and 2013 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records states that the City Montessori School (CMS) in Lucknow is the largest school with the most number of pupils in the world.
In August 2010 CMS recorded the enrolment of 39,437 pupils. Now that number stands at 45,000 plus.
The school started with five students and a Rs.300 loan in 1959, by founders Jagdish Gandhi and his wife Bharti, in a rented premises.
In 2002, the school was awarded the Unesco Prize for Peace Education, the only school worldwide ever to receive the honour.
Mumbai teenager commits suicide after being paraded naked
Report dated 23/09/2012 @ 2:52 PM
Sneha,15, from Sewri was assaulted, stripped and paraded in public by four women neighbours as revenge for a feud with her mother that included many quarrels over various issues. One of the men in the group allegedly also abused her physically.
When Sneha's mother went to file a complaint with police, the teenager, unable to bear the shame and trauma, drank poison and set herself on fire. She later died at a hospital.
After she died a complaint was filed and police have arrested one of the women and registered a case against the other accused persons who are on the run, charging them with abetment to suicide. Police say they will catch the other accused shortly.
PM Singh defends FDI, hike in diesel price
Report dated 22/09/2012 @ 1:07 PM
In a nationally televised address, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh defended his government's economic reforms saying they were needed to boost investor confidence domestically and globally and accused the opposition of misleading the people.
He called for the trust of the people, their understanding and cooperation, saying they are at a point where they can reverse the slowdown in growth.
The speech came hours after the Trinamool Congress quit his government over the diesel hike and cap in supply of cooking gas cylinders and the opening up of FDI in multi-brand retail.
The PM asked people to not be misled by those who want to confuse them with fear and false information as they were in 1991.