India charges Muslim leader with culpable homicide for coronavirus surge

first_imgTopics : “Delhi police had filed a first information report earlier against the Tablighi chief, now section 304 has been added,” the officer said, referring to culpable homicide in the penal code, which carries a maximum punishment of a 10-year prison term.A spokesman for the Tablighi Jamaat group, Mujeeb-ur Rehman, declined to comment saying they had not confirmed reports about the new charges.The Tablighi is one of the world’s biggest Sunni Muslim proselytizing organizations with followers in more than 80 countries, promoting a pure form of Islam.Authorities said at the beginning of the month that a third of the nearly 3,000 coronavirus cases at that time were either people who attended the Tablighi gathering or those who were later exposed to them. India has brought charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder against the chief of a Muslim seminary for holding a gathering last month that authorities say led to a big jump in coronavirus infections, police said on Thursday.The headquarters of the Tablighi Jamaat group in a cramped corner of Delhi were sealed and thousands of followers, including some from Indonesia, Malaysia and Bangladesh, were taken into quarantine after it emerged they had attended meetings there in mid-March.Police initially filed a case against Muhammad Saad Kandhalvi, the chief of the center, for violating a ban on big gatherings but had now invoked the law against culpable homicide, a police spokesman said.center_img India’s tally of coronavirus infections has since jumped to 12,380, including 414 deaths, as of Thursday.In the coronavirus hot spot of Delhi, 1,080 of its 1,561 cases were linked to the group’s gathering, according to the city government data on Wednesday.The Tablighi administrators earlier said many of the followers who had visited its offices in a narrow, winding lane in Delhi’s historic Nizamuddin quarter were stranded after the government declared a three-week lockdown, and the center had to offer them shelter.Critics of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government have cautioned against fanning communal tension by laying the blame for the spread of the coronavirus on the Muslim group.Officials have rejected suggestions they were unfairly targeting the Muslim community, but said they had to rebuke the group because it had behaved irresponsibly by ignoring social-distancing rules.The Tablighi was also linked to a surge of cases in neighboring Pakistan where it cancelled a similar gathering, but only at the last minute when thousands had already arrived at a premises in the city of Lahore.A gathering organized by the group in Malaysia also led to a surge of cases there and in several other Southeast Asian countries.Pakistan has recorded 6,505 cases according to its latest data, a jump of 520 over the previous day. About 60 percent of Pakistan’s cases load was linked to the Tablighi or were people who had gone on religious pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia and Iran, officials said.Here are official government figures on the spread of the coronavirus in South Asia:* India has 12,380 confirmed cases, including 414 deaths* Pakistan has 5,988 cases, including 107 deaths* Bangladesh has 803 cases, including 39 deaths* Afghanistan has 784 cases, including 29 deaths* Sri Lanka has 238 cases, including 7 deaths* Maldives has 21 cases and no deaths* Nepal has 16 cases and no deaths* Bhutan has five cases and no deathslast_img read more

Body of slain Intan Jaya pastor to be autopsied, says fact-finding team

first_imgThe members of a government-sanctioned joint fact-finding team (TGPF) for the Intan Jaya shooting case have convinced the wife and family members of slain Papuan pastor Yeremia Zanambani to allow the body to be autopsied as part of an ongoing investigation.Benny Mamoto of the National Police Commission (Kompolnas), who leads the field investigation unit, said the autopsy agreement was made during an initial investigation to gather information from Yeremia’s family.“Family consent for the autopsy was given by Yeremia’s family members, so it is only a matter of following up by the investigators,” Benny told The Jakarta Post on Monday. Four members of Yeremia’s family signed a police interrogation report (BAP) affirming their statements as witnesses after previously refusing to sign one, Benny said.He said the statements of the family members were necessary for the initial investigation because they were the last people who were with the victim before he was killed.“The witnesses were the ones who were at the scene of the crime, so the reports are about what they saw, what they experienced, what they heard from the victim and other things related to the victim,” Benny said.Read also: Papuans doubtful over govt team to probe shootings At first, the family members declined to sign the BAP, he said. He believed the reluctance was because of the language barrier, limited knowledge of the law and input from other parties.“We invited religious and community leaders to convince them and explain the legal process and the importance of witness testimony. Their interpreter also signed one, so they felt more comfortable and confident,” Benny added.The joint team has examined the scene of the shooting, the cemetery and the church and has questioned the victim’s family and a number of other witnesses.Benny said the team would continue investigating the shooting despite experiencing an attack reportedly launched by the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) on Friday.“We will analyze and evaluate all the information, and we will report it to the Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister [Mahfud MD] as the person in charge,” added Benny.He acknowledged that the difficult terrain and limited transportation and communication access were obstacles for the team.In addition to Yeremia’s death, which occurred on Sept. 19, the team will investigate other deaths that took place around the same time in September, including the shooting of a civilian named Badawi and of two TNI soldiers, Chief. Sgt. Sahlan and First Pvt. Dwi Akbar.The team has been given two weeks, starting from the formation of the group on Oct. 1, to report the results of the investigation to the government.Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal need to sell Mesut Ozil, says club hero Andrey Arshavin

first_imgAdvertisement Arshavin is a fan of Arteta (Picture: Getty)‘Offensively-wise they are very good and in attack they play very pretty football. It’s good to watch. But defensively – even in my period – Arsenal is weak. ‘Sometimes that is down to injuries and sometimes they don’t have enough experience but I don’t know why this doesn’t change. ‘Regarding Arteta, it was a good choice because he has spent time at Arsenal and knows the club well. He worked next to Arsene (Wenger) and can take good experience from him. More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He also has the respect of the club and players. And since he has taken over at Arsenal they have changed: not too much but in a good way. ‘But it is difficult to predict if Arsenal can finish in the Champions League zone, especially in the time we’re in now.’Read the full 888sport interview with Andrei Arshavin hereMORE: Arsenal legend Ian Wright offers transfer advice to Harry Kane amid Man Utd speculationMORE: Rio Ferdinand tells Mikel Arteta to build Arsenal team around three playersFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Coral BarryTuesday 31 Mar 2020 1:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Ozil is under contract until 2021 at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal hero Andrey Arshavin has urged Mikel Arteta to offload Mesut Ozil.The German has impressed since Arteta took charge and has repeatedly insisted he has no plans to leave Arsenal in the near future.Arshavin, who spent four years at the Emirates, thinks Ozil is the wrong fit for the Gunners and criticised a ‘weak squad’.‘As a player of course I respect him. Mesut is a world class player,’ Arshavin said speaking exclusively to 888Sport.ADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live‘But for me personally he slows down the game. I would prefer to use another player. Mikel, as we can see, is the opposite and plays him a lot. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He has improved his game at Arsenal but still in the future I do not see him there.’‘For me Arsenal’s squad is not balanced,’ he continued. Comment Arsenal need to sell Mesut Ozil, says club hero Andrey Arshavinlast_img read more

Step inside Brisbane’s ‘Bat cave’

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenInside Brisbane’s best man cave00:40***A SECRET entrance, a hidden gym that could rival a fitness franchise, and a sparkling resort-style pool. Even the garage has been given the luxe touch, and is adorned with basalt lava stone.Take a look inside the home of one of Brisbane’s leading agents — a man who sold close to $100 million worth of other peoples property last year. “We poured a lot of consideration and effort into every inch of what has been a wonderful home for our family,” Ray White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire said. CoreLogic property data shows that Mr Lancashire and his wife Caitlyn bought 50 Crase St at Teneriffe for $895,000 in 2012. And the back of the house“He’s a local and understands the code of the area and we were able to get exactly what we wanted using the original cottage as the platform to create something architectural off the back which flows really well and pays respect to the original foundations.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoEverything from the VJ walls to the ceilings were replaced, with the home known as ‘c50house’ undergoing an almost complete rebuild.Today, it comes with an extensive list of luxury features but perhaps the most impressive of them all is the concealed gym, which is hidden behind a secret stone rock wall with pin code access. Sometimes called the ‘bat cave’, the door leads to a tunnel and then in to a large open-plan space. 42 Beeston Street — July 7, 2018 — $3.7 million 2 Waverley Street — April 29, 2018 — $2.52 million Before the renovation Source: CoreLogic“Craig (of Channon Architects) is a very clever guy who has worked on some of Brisbane’s most high-end residences,” Mr Lancashire said. 20 Midvale Lane — June 17, 2018 — $1.9 million The front of the house now The kitchen nowMr Lancashire said the home’s location was also a massive lure, as it is within walking distance of the city, the river, parks, restaurants and cafes.Teneriffe is sandwiched between Newstead and New Farm, making a kind of golden triangle of exclusive suburbs. The median house sales price in Teneriffe is currently $1.825 million, but many prestige houses have sold for double that figure, or more. Mr Lancashire said they were selling because “I really want a tennis court”, and hoped the house would go to another family.They have engaged Ray White New Farm’s Nicholas Given and Scott Darwon to manage the sale of their home, which is scheduled to go to auction at Ray White’s ‘Under the Stars’ event on November 13, if not sold prior.“Superb architecture has created a home perfectly suited to Queensland living but with a vibe reminiscent of life in the island parts of Greece or Italy,” Mr Darwon said.“The attention to detail is something to behold and not one finish is of a standard less than perfect. Given the location, finish, feeling and atmosphere the house omits, this is going to be a home that will truly be enjoyed by its residents for many, many years to come.”*** The kitchen before the renovationA much-loved area of the three level, four-bedroom home is the open-plan living, kitchen, dining, lounge, entertaining, outdoor barbecue and pool zone.“Craig’s work is special and he’s clever about working with indoor-outdoor spaces, including our big outdoor area which has 5m ceilings wrapped in battened timber,” Mr Lancashire said.“It’s a space we use all year round. He’s also got an extremely good eye for detail so there are so many minute details throughout the property which you wouldn’t know existed unless you went through.” TOP SALES — TENERIFFE (houses) 32 Teneriffe Drive — June 4, 2018 — Sale Price $4.405 million Inside the ‘bat cave’“A lot of people have that WTF? look when they see it,” he said. “They are mesmerised by it.”Other features include a custom Vanguard louvre system, a heated mosaic tiled swimming pool, custom French oak floors, a bespoke solid French oak floating staircase and a vast outdoor entertaining room.There is also four bedrooms including one with a deluxe master retreat, three luxury bathrooms, a fireplace, wine cellar, and smart home technology throughout. 282 Kent Street — June 16, 2018 — $2.125 million Matt Lancashire and his wife Caitlyn and kids Monty 3yrs and Lulu 1yrs. Pic Annette DewBuilt in the 1930s, the property had been used as a share house and needed a lot of work.Working alongside Channon Architects and Black Developments, the Lancashire’s embarked on a 16 month long renovation journey. last_img read more

Rolls-Royce pays $25 million to Petrobras in bribery settlement

first_imgBrazilian oil giant Petrobras has received R$81 million as part of Rolls-Royce’s settlement with the Brazilian authorities related to the Lava Jato bribery scandal.Petrobras said on Monday that it received the R$81 million ($24.7M) settlement from the British company last Friday, October 27.According to multiple sources, Rolls-Royce entered into settlements with authorities in the UK, the USA, and Brazil over bribery allegations back in January. At the time, the total settlement with all parties stood at a figure of around £671 million ($813 million).Breaking it down, around $170 million went to the U.S. Department of Justice, $25 million to Brazil’s Ministério Público Federal (MPF), and over $600 million to Britain’s Serious Fraud Office.Petrobras added on Monday that the UK engineering giant entered into a settlement agreement with the MPF under Operation Lava Jato (Operation Car Wash) to receive leniency.The agreement with Rolls-Royce includes the return of the company’s net profit on six contracts for the supply of goods and services to Petrobras. It also includes the full amount paid as commission to subcontractors and the payment of a fine in accordance with the law.The Brazilian company received another R$5.8 million from two other settlements. Namely, R$1.7 million was returned by former director Nestor Cerveró and R$4.1 million by the former president of Transpetro, Sérgio Machado.Since the beginning of Operation Lava Jato, total reimbursement exceeds R$800 million ($244.6M).Petrobras also said that it would continue to take legal action against companies and individuals, including former employees and politicians, who caused the company financial damage and tainted the company’s image.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Shopping on Easter Sunday: 71 per cent of Hamilton submitters say no

first_imgStuff 25 June 2017The prospect of retail tills ringing on Easter Sunday has Hamiltonians arguing the relative merits of convenience, commercialism, and Christianity.Hamilton City Council’s suggestion was for retailers to choose whether to open while employees would be able to turn down the work.But of 225 submitters, 71 per cent said no to the idea. Many mentioned the holiness of the day, worker rights and family time.“I’m not convinced that one day of potential financial benefit will be as important as families and communities taking a break,” submitter Monique Rowe told councillors at a hearing on Thursday.Kiwis currently have three-and-a-half days out of 365 that are free of shopping, submitter Stuart Bayes said.He had been a retailer and employer for 45 years and was worried about what would happen to staffers who used their right to refuse Easter Sunday work.“If you say, no, it doesn’t suit me … maybe that works against you.”READ MORE: read more

Top BOYS’ school builds unisex toilets for transgender students

first_imgNZ Herald 22 February 2018Family First Comment: No longer a boys’ school then……“(The Principal) said Auckland Grammar did not have any transgender students attending school at the moment, but they had been thinking about what would happen in the future when it came to accepting students who would not be biologically boys but rather girls transitioning.”Your gender is now just a figment of your imagination. All for a tick.One of Auckland’s top boys’ schools has built a new unisex toilet block to cater for transgender students in the future.It’s the latest step Auckland Grammar is taking towards gaining the Rainbow Tick – which specifically recognises and welcomes sexual and gender diversity.Speaking to Larry Williams on Newstalk ZB, Headmaster Tim O’Connor said the concept came about when school officials realised young men want more privacy in school and public toilets.“We responded to that, but also in the back of our mind has been diversity, and the reality, that at some point in the future we will have students who identify themselves as transgender or in the LGBT community.”O’Connor said Auckland Grammar did not have any transgender students attending school at the moment, but they had been thinking about what would happen in the future when it came to accepting students who would not be biologically boys but rather girls transitioning.READ MORE: read more

Fruit Salad with Cranberry Dressing.

first_img Tweet Recipe source: Better Homes and Gardens Share Share Directions:For dressing, in a medium saucepan combine cranberries and water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 4 to 5 minutes or until berries just begin to pop. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in sugar and orange juice. When cool, press mixture through a sieve. Discard cranberry skins. Cover and chill the dressing about 2 hours or until thoroughly chilled. (The dressing will thicken slightly as it chills.)To serve, line 6 small bowls or plates with lettuce leaves. Arrange fruit on lettuce leaves. Drizzle with dressing.Makes 6 side-dish servings*Note: To prevent pears from darkening, brush cut edges with lemon juice. Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Fruit Salad with Cranberry Dressing.This tropically flavored, tropically colored fruit salad gets a blast of tartness from fresh cranberries. Cranberries are almost crunchy, vividly red little fruits that are packed to the nines with healthy antioxidants.Try this recipe when cranberries are readily available in your grocery store in autumn, and serve this salad as part of a breakfast or brunch along with assorted quick breads. If bibb lettuce is unavailable, use Romaine, or even iceberg lettuce, but not smaller, softer greens, which will not hold up under the weight of the fruit and dressing.Ingredients:2 cups cranberries1/3 cup water1 cup sugar1/4 cup orange juiceBibb lettuce leaves2 large oranges, peeled and sectioned (2 cups)1/2 large pineapple, peeled, cored, sliced, and cut into wedges2 large ripe pears, cored and sliced into wedges* (2 cups)2 kiwifruit and/or golden kiwifruit, peeled and sliced lengthwise into wedges (1 cup) 32 Views   no discussions Food & DiningLifestyle Fruit Salad with Cranberry Dressing. by: – July 12, 2011last_img read more

IMCA Stock Cars, Southern SportMods return to Longdale

first_imgIMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods headline weekly race programs at Longdale Speedway. Shawn Brassfield, a longtime driver and former regional director for IMCA, takes over the general manager reins at the 3/8-mile clay oval owned by Jessie Hoskins.  Regular maintenance on the track has continued since the last race held at Longdale. Drivers and fans will note recent improvement projects, among them a new tech building, ticket office and restroom facilities.  Stock Car points earned at Longdale apply in IMCA’s EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region.  “IMCA brings a level of professionalism to all its classes plus resources for the promoter,” ob­served Brassfield. “There are a number of drivers in both the Stock Car and Southern SportMod division in the area. Ultimately, we hope to bring Modified drivers in and sanction that division down the road.”  Nine point race dates are on the schedule for Stock Cars and 11 for the Southern SportMods. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season concludes on July 27.  “Jessie has built an amazing facility. It’s just beautiful,” Brassfield said. “I think it’s the nicest one in Oklahoma.”  Opening night for both the Stock Cars and Southern SportMods at Longdale is Saturday, March 30. LONGDALE, Okla. – Two IMCA divisions return this season to a familiar venue in the Sooner State. “We’re glad to have Longdale back. We have always enjoyed working with Jessie and his staff,” said IMCA Vice President of Operations Jim Stannard. “This is a tremendous facility and will be a great track for our Stock Car and Southern SportMod drivers to compete at.”last_img read more

Rizeena out of Irish Guineas

first_img He added: “She’d done all her major work six days ago, and was only having a blow-out. The girl who looks after her was very happy with her, as always. “But an hour later, after the horse had a wash-down, we found a bit of blood coming out of her near-side nostril. “It was only a trickle, but if there is in any doubt, we always take them out. “It could be something over nothing, but you can’t take any risks. “The filly is still bright-eyed and alert. I don’t think we’ve a sick animal on our hands.” Rizeena won the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes on her last visit to the Curragh, but only finished seventh behind Miss France on her seasonal bow in the Newmarket Guineas. Press Association Clive Brittain’s filly is denied a run in the Irish Classic after she suffered a setback at her Newmarket home on Thursday morning. Brittain said: “It’s heartbreaking, but it’s what the game is all about. You have your good days, and you have your bad days.” center_img Rizeena will miss the Etihad Airways Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Sunday.last_img read more