'Defaulters like Mallya can't be offloaded, but activists like me are. And that too for raising questions.'IMAGE: Gladson Dungdung, left, with then Union minister for environment and forests Jairam Ramesh. Photograph: Kind courtesy Gladson Dungdung/Facebook Tribal rights activist Gladson Dungdung was offloaded from an Air India flight to London on Monday, May 9. In a Facebook post, the activist wrote that this was not the first time this had happened to him. In 2013 his passport had been impounded. Dungdung is the author of the recently published book, Mission Saranda: A War for Natural Resources in India in which he outlines the plight of tribals in Jharkhand's mineral-rich Saranda forest. The book, he says, highlighted the government's anti-people industrialisation policies. Dungdung spoke to Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com. This is the second time you have been detained at an airport and deplaned. Why? It is clear. For the last one decade, I have been raising the fundamental question … [Read more...] about Is the Modi government scared of this man?
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New Delhi: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor who is counting his days to return to India post his treatment, bumped into Rajkummar Rao and Patralekhaa on the streets of New York. The actor, who has been in New York for nearly 10 months now, seeking treatment for an unknown health condition, shared a picture on his Twitter handle with the duo along with wife Neetu Kapoor. "Bumped into Raj Kumar Rao and Pratalekha downtown. Small world!" he tweeted. Take a look at his post below: Bumped into Raj Kumar Rao and Pratalekha downtown. Small world! pic.twitter.com/0CPRbecJcv — Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) August 4, 2019 Neetu Kapoor Shares Adorable Throwback Pic Of Rishi Kapoor To Prove The Viral FaceApp Is 'Exaggerated' Neetu who frequently shares pictures of friends from the fraternity, also posted pictures on her Instagram. In one of the photographs, Rishi can be seen posing with the 'Stree' actor while the second turned out to be a 'groupfie' clicked by Neetu. "Bas chalte chalte met this … [Read more...] about PICS; Rishi and Neetu Kapoor ‘Bump’ Into Rajkummar Rao & Patralekhaa On New York Streets!
Email AM By Europe correspondent Lisa Millar Updated December 14, 2017 08:44:40 Photo: Mr Flynn, now a Dublin city councillor, is pessimistic about the impact of the Australian inquiry. (ABC News: Timothy Stevens) Related Story: Compensation conundrum for abuse victims who go on to offend Related Story: Newcastle Anglican Diocese had 'do-nothing' approach to abuse claims Related Story: The key events that triggered a shocking national inquiry Map: Ireland Ireland is still debating the scandal of child abuse in the Catholic Church, eight years after a commission of inquiry into the matter delivered its groundbreaking report.It found abuse was endemic in church-run schools where the under-privileged and troubled were sent.The Ryan Commission published its report in 2009, 10 years after it began, and found that "beyond a doubt the entire system treated children like prison inmates and slaves".Mannix Flynn was seven years old when he was taken to court for skipping … [Read more...] about Ireland has lessons for Australia eight years after its own child abuse commission of inquiry
'...by stopping its promotion of turmoil, its aid and abetment to militancy.' IMAGE: Security forces and Kashmiri youth clash near a house where terrorists had sought shelter in Nowgam, Srinagar, October 24, 2018. Photograph: Umar Ganie for Rediff.com A chain, it is said, is only as strong as its weakest link, and what holds true for chains applies to nations, too. A nation is only as strong as its weakest component -- and in India's case, the weak link clearly is Kashmir, the handling of which, at the best of times, seems like an impossible task. That elected governments are seldom in tune with the aspirations of those who elect them is a truism about democracy. But in the case of Kashmir, what complicates matters is geography confounded by history that is marred by politics. Such is the attitudes all around on the sensitive border state that peace in the volatile Kashmir valley refers now merely to the absence of violence. Thus, a few days of incident-free life in the valley is taken … [Read more...] about ‘Pakistan can certainly contribute to peace in Kashmir’
The Journal of Clinical Practice, the new online journal of the Indian Medical Association, reported the case of a woman with severe anaemia in its latest edition. The 48-year-old woman, from near Kochi, had presented herself in the cardiology department for breathlessness. Except for a higher body mass index, the woman did not have any co-morbidities. Her echo test results were normal, but when the blood test results came in, she had haemoglobin levels at 5.4 gm per decilitre of blood as against the normal range of 12-15 gm.In a detailed gynaecological reference, it was revealed that she had severe monthly menstrual blood loss of around 200 ml compared to the normal 50-80 ml. So, over a period of one year, she had developed anaemia due to abnormal uterine bleeding.A scan showed bulky uterus with adenomyosis, a condition that causes excessive menstrual bleeding. Anaemia was corrected with iron sucrose injections and a hysterectomy was done. This was reported by gynaecologist Smithy … [Read more...] about Misbeliefs about menstruation add to State’s anaemia burden