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Two doctors arrested in connection with Kolkata hospital fire
Report dated 31/01/2012 @ 2:45 AM
Dr. Mani Chettri and Dr Pranab Dasgupta, directors of the AMRI Hospital were detained in connection with a fire in the private hospital that killed 90 people, mostly patients.
In all eleven officials including the co-founders of the hospital, S K Todi and R S Goenka have been arrested and charged with culpable homicide.
The fire began in the basement and spread through the six-storey hospital. Police say there was a delay on the part of the hospital to inform the fire services about the blaze.
A judicial inquiry has now been ordered by the government and the licence of the hospital has been cancelled.
Delhi student invents device to help women deter attackers
Report dated 31/01/2012 @ 2:45 AM
Manu Chopra 16, a student at the GD Goenka School in Delhi, claims he has invented an anti-molestation device that can help women stave off attackers, saying he wanted to use science to help provide safety for women on the street. He says it took him some 6 days to invent the device and expects it to market for around $5.
Manu's device can be worn like a wrist watch, and delivers an electric shock once it touches the attacker's skin and records a significant rise in the nerve speed and pulse rate of the victim. It also has an inbuilt camera to record the image of the attacker.
In many parts of India's cities including Delhi, women are vulnerable to criminal attackers. In 2008 Indian recorded 22,000 cases of rape.
Superstar Rajnikanth’s website runs without the internet !
Report dated 30/01/2012 @ 2:51 AM
It’s not just another Rajnikanth joke! A microsite dedicated to superstar Rajinikanth for desimartini.com runs without the internet. Visitors are greeted with a warning that “He is no ordinary man, this is no ordinary website. It runs on Rajni Power” and are advised to switch off their internet connection to enter the website. The website is based on a complex algorithm running in the back-end that keeps an eye on the propagation of data packets between two terminals.
Only when the web is disconnected, one is allowed to explore the site.
“The unbelievable spectacle of running a website without the internet is a tribute to Rajinikant’s larger than life image,” claimed the site’s developers.
Death sentence for drug dealer in Punjab
Report dated 30/01/2012 @ 2:43 AM
Paramjit Singh of Amritsar has now been given the death sentence by a district court in Chandigarh for trading in drugs and psychotropic substances. Another drug dealer Festus Benson of the republic of Burundi was given 15 years in prison.
Singh and Benson were arrested in 2007 during the tenure of IPS officer Saji Mohan, who himself has several graft and drug pilferage cases against him.
When Singh was arrested he possessed 10 kg of heroin, that he was about to deliver to Benson. As the delivery was in progress officials of the Narcotics Control Bureau nabbed them.
Parade of pride celebrates India's 63rd Republic Day
Report dated 28/01/2012 @ 3:53 AM
This year's Republic Day Parade highlighted the nation's achievement in fields of military prowess with a scintillating display of air power.
The highlight of the Parade was the Agni-IV missile. Also taking part were the marching contingents of the Army, Navy, Border Security Force and Air Force
Flight Lieutenant Sheba Shekhawat from Rajasthan created history when she led the Air Force contingent at the parade in Delhi. She was assisted by women Flying Officers Heena Pore, Anupam Chaudhary and Pooja Negi as the 144-strong Air Force contingent marched in the parade.
Thousands of spectators cheered Shekhawat, who is posted with the IAF squadron at Hindon air base.