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Supreme Court blames both Delhi Police and Baba Ramdev for Ramlila Maidan crackdown!

Supreme Court’s decision on 4-5 June 2011 Ramlila Maidan Crackdown!

February 23rd 2012 – The Supreme Court today held both Baba Ramdev and the Delhi Police responsible for the Ramlila Maidan crackdown on 4-5 June 2011.

The Supreme Court declared the State Government and the Delhi Police could have avoided the voilent incident and also agreed that people were assaulted by police on the night. However, it also concluded that complains should be regsitered against the aggressive supporters of Baba Ramdev and the cops who assaulted the crowd as both the parties were responsible.

Compensation of Rs 5 Lakhs to the victim Rajbala, who died of wounds was announced for the family and Rs 50,000 and Rs 25,000 for critically and slightly injured people ,respectively was also announced. Baba Ramdev was asked to compensate 25% of the amount and rest by Delhi Police.

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Indian Call Centres Involved in American Debt Collection Scams ?

A California-based company Ebeeze LLC owned by Varang Thaker has been charged for cheating on many American customers, who applied for pay-day loans. They would seek assistance from Indian Call-centres which would call these people up and often threaten them regarding paying back their previous debts !

According to the Federal Authorities, the Federal Trade Commission’s complaint claimed Mr Thaker obtained people’s Social Security and Bank Account information, who had inquired about or applied for, and even obtained online payday loans in the past and would seek help of Indian Call-Centres to convince these people to pay their debts which the company was not at all entitled to collect.

The district court has ordered banning such calls!

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Facebook helped Kolkata woman trace her rapists?

Is Kolkata also unsafe for Women in the city ?

Kolkata – A woman in her late 30s filed an FIR against 5 people accusing them of gang-raping her in a moving car, on gun-point. She had met them in a Night Club last Sunday. She happened to trace them out on Facebook and took all of their snaps and presented it to the Police which is also accused of being reluctant. Initialy she was denied a copy of FIR as well which she managed to get today. The victim is  waiting for her medical reports. Meanwhile , the people accused are breathing free air!

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The national capital has been experiencing such incident quite frequently but this time it is the city of joy – Kolkata  which has developed doubts on the security of womankind in the city!

Social Networking Sites like Facebook and Twitter may be a major cause of concern for urban parents who cannot drag their kids away from the computers but surely it has also been a great medium of social awareness amongst its users. In this case , Facebook has played a great role by helping the victim find the culprits. Had facebook not been there , who knows if the incident would have been forgotten as worst nightmare by the victim herself. She did not have any clue as to who these people were as she had met them probably just few hours before and forsure their gesture and appearence would not have raised warnings to the victim as it is normally believed that only cultured, literate and polished people visit Night Clubs of Five Star Hotels.

16th February’2012

Details of the Incident as explained on Telegraph Newspaper:

The incident happened on February 5th between Park Street and Exide Crossing in a Moving Honda Car(the victim does not recall if it was Civic or City).

The victim is a single parent to two daughters and stays in Behala with her mother and daughters.

The incident was explained to Lalbazar Police Station on Wednesday till mid-night and the cops had yet not given any formal response till then. An FIR was however lodged on 8th February.

The Disagreements at the initial stages of investigation as claimed by cops :

The key suspect as mentioned by the victim was in Canada and is said to be there since January 1st. While one of the suspect is being claimed to be attending religious ceremony at home and supported by her family and relatives.

Also the phone records of the suspects did not indicate that they were in Park Street on the very same day at around that time when the incident took place.

The cops also claim to have had a word with around 80 witnesses on the matter.

Incident Narrated by Victim to News Channel Star Ananda:

On Sunday, 5th February she had goe to her family club in Park Street at around 9:15 pm and met friends there. They drank some beer there when a friends suggested to go to a pub nearby and they went had some more beer there. She was accompanied by a male and a female friend one of whom again suggested to go to a Discotheque which was renovated.It was about 12 am then.At around 12:45 am her friends left and she said she would leave after some time as she wanted to drink one more beer. She explained , she have been keeping upset since last 2 months due to some financial problems and other petty issues. While the friends left, she noticed a guy staring at her sitting across the bar with his friends. Then he came and introduced himself and his two friends among the many who were there. They started having casual talks when the guy revealed he owned a Call-Centre and to this she replied she had once worked in a call-centre but ha to leave due to some issues. Knowing this the guy threw an offer at him of joining his office as he was looking for an HR person. While talking she noticed it was about 1:30 am and she should leave as it was getting too late and told the same to the guy. However, the guy told she can be dropped home by him as he has got his car parked outside and insisted to drop her at least till any nearest taxi-stand. The guy seemed decent enough to reject the offer hence she agreed.

When she and the guy got in , at the back they were joined by 3 more guys out of whom two sat at the back with the lead-culprit and the victim and one in front. The car had a driver as well. As explained by her once the car took speed the body-language of the guys changed and one of them pulled her jacket. When she asked them to stop the car and let her go one of them started hitting her in stomach and on the face and also caught her by hairs. While she kept pleading the guy took out a gun and placed it in her mouth and threatened to kill her if she kept screaming and resisting. She also mentioned these people were talking in Hindi.

Once they were done they pushed her out of the Car near Exide from where she fortunately got a taxi while sitting there helpless and stunned for a while. She went back home and her condition was self-explanatory to her mother who somehow managed to ease her up. She was willing to forget the incident initially as the guys had threatened to harm and kill her if she reported to the cops. After the support from close relatives she summoned up all the guts to file the FIR . She managed to trace the snaps of the guys on Facebook and gave the same to the cops to investigate.

Well, initial investigations reveal many disagreements including the main – suspect being in Canada since January 1st and other people involved did not show their mobile phones around Park Street at the time of incident. More is yet to be revealed as the Medical Report of the victim is awaited.

Obama urges American companies not to recruit skilled labour from India and China!

American President Barrack Obama has insisted US Companies not to hire skilled labours from India and China in fields of science , technology and engineering instead create jobs for people of the country. He has also promised incentives to companies willing to follow his appeal. He has plans all set for the same where he wishes to reward quality teachers. He insisted schools should give teaching just not for preparing for tests but for knowledge. 

This is the most a President can do and he indeed is. Not sure about China but in India , the level of education may or may not be very high but the pressure of the same remains very high from the very moment a kid starts going to kindergartens. Curriculum books are forced deep inside the bones of even the worst of a student and out of them come out the chosen engineers , doctors and scientists. Surely India would never cease to keep producing highly educated professionals because getting  jobs and settling down in the USA, UK or Australia is among common dreams of  Indians. Somehow we Indians are in love with Dollars and would chase any standards set to reach up to the level.

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Blast in Delhi – Israel Embassy Car attacked leaving 4 Injured!

Delhi faced fresh terror attack today, Feb12th’2012 at around 3:15pm leaving four people injured. An Israeli Embassy car caught fire after a minor explosion in Delhi’s Tughlak Road on Monday injuring four people. The area where this blast took place is packed with embassy offices of different countries and also the residence of Indian Prime Minister and  has been given extra security by Special Protection Group officers.

 Two men on a motorbike are suspected behind the attack as they were the ones seen around the car during the incident and some witnesses claim the bikers were seen throwing something at the car. Out of the 4 people injured , two are employees of the embassy. The driver of the innova car is also injured. However the 4th person, the wife of a Defence Personal of Israel has suffered major injuries and has been admitted in Primus Hospital.

Israeli Government is considering this to be a terror attack and  Security agencies  have been alerted  in  all the major cities of the country.

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Hyderabad boy stabbed in the UK,Critical Injuries! 11 arrested.


How Safe Are Indian Students Abroad ?

Pravin Reddy, a student of MBA at the London Business School was supposed to be in his hometown Hyderabad , coming week to attaned a family wedding. However he is fighting for his life currently at the Royal London Hospital as he was brutally stabbed several times which has given him serious injuriies on his chest and abdomen. He had gone to attend a party in Newham where this incident happened and 11 people have been arrested by the Scotland Yard in connection.

Latest update on the matter was, among the 11 accused there are 3 Indians – Amareshwar Arava, 25, Sai Kishore Balguri, 25 and Nishanth Puttapaka, 23. Considering this incident , racial conflict would therefore be unfair. The reasons of the incident can only be understood once the victim, Pravin Reddy is in a position to speak up. Although even now his condition remains critical.

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Last December, on boxing day Anuj Bhidve a 23 old, Lancashire University electronics student was gunned down in Salford, Greater Manchester.

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Similar attacks on Indians have been repeated at intervals and it is alarming now. Parents send their children to the UK and Australia for quality higher studies and such incidents would surely make parents reluctant towards such universities abroad. After all , Life is much precious than quality education. Despite of UK Universities assuring security of students from foreign countries such incidents do not seem to cease.