TRICHY: A Mahila court in Trichy on Friday awarded 10 years rigorous imprisonment to a 25-year-old man who was convicted for raping a 14-year-old girl from Trichy in 2016. R Seenivasan, 25 who was working as a lorry cleaner abducted the minor who happened to be his relative in April 2016 in a lorry. Sexually assaulting her for three months at various places in the state, he took her to Singrauli in Maharashtra district and raped her in a forest. While she tried to end her by coming in contact with live wire, she was rescued by the onlookers. While Seenivasan escaped from the spot, Thuraiyur police secured him in July 2016 following a habeas corpus petition moved by the victim’s father in the Madurai High Court. Police brought the girl back after knowing her whereabouts and booked Seenivasan under various sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012. Pronouncing the verdict on Friday after the trial, the court sentenced him to 10 years of rigorous … [Read more...] about Man gets 10 years jail for raping minor in Trichy
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NEW DELHI: A fast-track court has sentenced a senior citizen to five years in jail for sexually assaulting a seven-year old girl, observing he was guilty of crippling her childhood and deserved to be taken to task without leniency. Additional sessions judge Seema Maini said sexual assault inhibits every kind of growth of the child, leaving the child either as a “nervous wreck” or a “mental” and “emotional dwarf”. In its verdict, the court stated that sexual assault did not only affect a child physically and emotionally but also psychologically. “The psychological assault corrodes the inner being of the child, slowly but steadily, leaving deep embedded scars, which though not visible to the naked eye, get manifested in the child’s future actions, reactions and emotions. Such a sexually assaulted child develops fear psychosis, withdrawal symptoms as well as shiftiness in behaviour,” the court said. The man was convicted under Section … [Read more...] about Delhi: Court sends senior citizen to 5 years’ jail for assault on 7-year-old
Amazon is now delivering almost 50% of its packages itself, especially in the urban centres globally, according to Morgan Stanley estimates, first reported by CNBC.In a serious threat to package-delivery giants, Amazon Logistics ships more than 2.5 billion packages a year in the US, while FedEx ships 3 billion and UPS 4.7 billion. Analysts estimate the company’s in-house shipping and delivery service will soon overtake UPS and FedEx in the total volume of packages delivered in the U.S. Amazon’s deliveries will probably reach 6.5 billion by 2022 for $10 a package, analysts said.Amazon’s number doubled in just the last year alone, from delivering about 20 percent of all of its own packages to now about half (46%). The company still relies on third-party couriers for its last-mile deliveries in rural regions.After losing air-shipping contract of global courier company FedEx amid competition, e-commerce major Amazon has added 15 cargo aircraft to its fleet, aiming to … [Read more...] about Amazon may overtake UPS and FedEx, delivers over 2.5 billion packages a year in the U.S.
A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him to two years in prison. That’s the first verdict in a series of legal proceedings against al-Bashir, who is also wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes and genocide linked to the Darfur conflict in the 2000s. The verdict came a year after Sudanese protesters first began their revolt against al-Bashir’s three-decade authoritarian rule. During that time, Sudan landed on the US list for sponsoring terrorism, and the economy has been battered by years of mismanagement and American sanctions. Before the verdict was read, supporters of al-Bashir briefly disrupted the proceedings and were pushed out of the courtroom by security forces. Al-Bashir, 75, has been in custody since April, when Sudan’s military stepped in and removed him from power after months of nationwide protests. The uprising eventually forced the military into … [Read more...] about Former Sudan President al-Bashir gets 2-year jail term for corruption
Next Savera R Someshwar/Rediff.com For those who struggle with the realities of life every day, elections are not about scams. Or corruption. Or two power centres. They are not about the dreams of a greater, grander, India.Rediff.com's Savera R Someshwar reports on the battle in the Mumbai North Central constituency, where some of India's biggest movie stars live next to slum dwellers.Elections are about the little things. Electricity. Running water. Sanitation. Roads. Ration cards. A source of livelihood. Access to education. A pucca home. And, today, inflation.They are about the right to lead life with dignity.For those who struggle with these realities every day, elections are not about scams. Or corruption. Or two power centres. They are not about the dreams of a greater, grander, India.In the sprawling Mumbai North Central constituency, film stars live next to slum-dwellers. Small businesses, blue collar workers and office-goers brush against each other on … [Read more...] about ‘When you come back after 5 years, this is how everything will still be’