Doctor’s suicide: three accused to be in custody till June 24

first_imgThe City Civil and Sessions Court on Monday extended the judicial custody of three senior doctors at BYL Nair Hospital till June 24 in the case for abetting the suicide of 26-year-old, second-year resident doctor Dr. Payal Tadvi. Hema Ahuja, Bhakti Mehare and Ankita Khandelwal, all third-year resident doctors, were booked on May 23, a day after Tadvi killed herself in her hostel room on the hospital’s premises.The trio were sent to judicial custody on May 31 and they subsequently filed their bail pleas. They are currently lodged at Byculla jail. On Monday they broke down in court and told the judge they cannot stay in jail anymore. The doctors claimed that they were subjected to injustice and requested the judge to hear the arguments pertaining to bail soon. Additional sessions judge R.M. Sadrani adjourned the hearing to June 17 for bail arguments and extended judicial custody till June 24. They have been booked under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and relevant sections under the Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act and the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.The Crime Branch was scheduled to file its reply on Monday, however they sought some time and it will be filed on June 17. Advocate Gunratan Sadavarte, appearing for the doctors, told the court that under the SC/ST Act there is a provision to provide video recording of court proceedings. He filed an application before the court which was allowed by the court.last_img read more

Ambala: Army jawan refuses to cut braid citing religious freedom

first_imgA junior commissioned officer (JCO) of the Indian Army, posted in Ambala, has stirred a hornet’s nest by refusing to cut-off his choti (braid) when ordered recently. Citing right to religious freedom, Subedar S.P. Shukla, who has put in 28 years of service with a spotless record, declined to follow the orders issued to him. The army sees Shukla’s carefully nurtured choti as a violation of rules prohibiting display of religion. He is now pitted against age-old army traditions to honour, what he calls, his religious freedom. “On August 15, Major General Alok Dev saw me with the shikha (braid) and directed that I should be asked to remove it. I cannot do so. This is against my religious freedom and is my constitutional right. I replied back very politely to him in a letter that I request that an advice be taken from experts on this,” Subedar Shukla told Headlines Today. He wrote a detailed letter to the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 40 Artillery Division giving out his reasons for sporting the braid. “I am a disciplined soldier and I do not want anything wrong to happen with the army. But I want a decision on this issue so that everyone benefits from it,” he insisted. Despite the stand-off, the army has not initiated any action against Shukla for now even though he has refused to follow a direct order.last_img read more

Big Little Lies Handmaids Tale among Emmy frontrunners with Canadian ties

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Some of the biggest contenders at Sunday’s Emmy Awards in Los Angeles have major Canadian connections, including Big Little Lies and The Handmaid’s Tale.The miniseries Big Little Lies, which is up for 13 awards and won another three at the Creative Arts Emmys earlier this month, was directed by Quebec filmmaker Jean-Marc Valleé. Valleé, who was behind the Oscar-nominated film Dallas Buyers Club (2013), is nominated for an Emmy as director, editor and executive producer.The series stars Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Nicole Kidman as mothers and friends in an affluent California town. Witherspoon and Kidman were also co-producers.Director Jean-Marc Vallee (Wild, Dallas Buyer’s Club) is nominated for Emmys as director, co-executive producer and an editor for Big Little Lies. (Mark Blinch/Reuters) “Reese and I fought like crazy with our producing partners to get this thing made,” Kidman told CBC News. “It was like pushing a rock up a mountain but when we got it there, we were like, ‘We did it.’ And I said to Reese at the end, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if this was a big success? Can you imagine sharing that?’ And we get to share it, and that’s fantastic.” Advertisementcenter_img Facebook Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Nicole Kidman, left, Shailene Woodley and Reese Witherspoon star in the Emmy-nominated, Canadian-directed miniseries Big Little Lies. (HBO/Bell Media)last_img read more

Drug Mules jailed in Bahamas claims lured to drug trafficking by desperate

first_img Related Items:#DEU, #drugmules, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 19, 2017 – Nassau – Two women in desperate, even vulnerable situations are lured into drug trafficking from their home countries and were this week fined and jailed for cocaine smuggling.    A woman from Suriname – Nicole Akeola and the other from Guyana – Ieasha Graham were behind the Drug Enforcement Unit arrests of two women who came into the country on Caribbean Airlines and were found, each, with nine pounds of illicit drugs.Ieasha GrahamWhen they appeared in court, each had a sad story to tell and the judge admitted to having sympathy but still fined each young woman $10,000 and gave them two years in jail.    One woman said her mother died and left her to care for two teenaged siblings, no telling what will happen to those children now.   The other said she needed money, even considered prostitution to take care of an ailing grand-mother.With stories which were strikingly similar, both women claimed to have been told that a man would be waiting in The Bahamas for them, pay them for being #drugmules and they could return home.    Instead, they were caught red-handed with the cocaine by the #DEU – one at the airport, the other at a hotel.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Perk Up Your Living Room

first_imgA well-heeled living room symbolises its owner’s personality; giving everyone an insight into their interests and passions through their taste of décor. Monika Kamal, well-renowned interior designer and founder of Siddharth by MKC, luxury brand into furnishings shares a few tips on how to perk up your living room.Curtains to the rescueThings like curtains and carpets are highly noticeable and influential. Curtains are not just for privacy and cooling; they enliven your living room, set the ambience and convey the story behind your home. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfCurtains alone can make the décor styling or fusion. Paints, Wallpapers and panelling don’t match the finishing touch and elegance brought on by curtains. Rags to RugsRugs and carpets are very impactful when it comes to tying your floor space together. Ditch the centuries old wall-to-wall carpet style and go for the trending area floor coverings.Pair the colour of your carpet and curtains and use the two together in a secondary colour as a foolproof way to unite and stimulate your living room. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveScented surroundingAdding a home fragrance to your living room adds a whole new sensory dimension. Home fragrances are a lot more than a simple finishing touch, they add an invisible layer of ambience that connects and transforms the composition. Elegant AdditionsMatch the colour of your home accessories with other pieces in the room to create a living masterpiece.last_img read more

Eben Greyling the CEO of South African conglomera

first_imgEben Greyling, the CEO of South African conglomerate Naspers’ pay TV arm, owner of MultiChoice, has resigned to pursue new interests after over 18 years with the group.Greyling will be replaced by Jim Volkwyn, who was previously head of the group’s pay TV division before taking early retirement. According to Naspers, Greyling will continue to be work with the company on an ad hoc basis to provide assistance if required.Greyling’s departure is the latest in a series of management changes at Naspers. The group’s CEO, Koos Bekker, is stepping down today, to be replaced by head of e-commerce Bob van Dijk.“Eben has been instrumental in building our successful pay-TV businesses across the continent. Under his leadership over the last five years the subscriber base and turnover of the pay-TV businesses more than doubled,” said Bekker of Greyling’s departure.“We thank him for his great contribution and sterling service to the group. We wish him all the best as he takes a break to prepare for the next phase of his career.”last_img read more

Video service providers lose between US6 billion

first_imgVideo service providers lose between US$6 billion (€5.1 billion) and US$8 billion in revenue to piracy each year, according to a study by US-based ABI Research.The report claims that while video piracy has been around since the advent of home recording and the VHS tape in 1979, today the most common forms of piracy include illegal ‘fully-loaded’ Kodi boxes, social network live streams, torrents of series or movies, web-based redistribution via file lockers, and password sharing.“Content providers must shift their response to piracy from being device-oriented, such as traditional conditional access systems (CAS) and digital rights management (DRM) to comprehensive service-oriented approaches and modern tools against piracy,” said Sam Rosen, vice president at ABI Research.The report suggests that the most important anti-piracy tools available today include session-based watermarking coupled with real-time piracy monitoring – focused on locating and identifying pirated content consumption and terminating the source.ABI estimates that nearly US$400 million, or about 33% of revenues in the DRM market, will shift to service- or as-a-service oriented revenues, by 2022.Content that is at particular risk to piracy includes exclusive programming, live sports, early release VOD and Ultra HD content, as only specific platform providers have access to this, according to the research.“About 32% of Pay TV and OTT revenues will be associated with one of these types of high-value content by 2022,” said ABI.Separately, Digital TV Research recently said that the global amount of revenue lost to piracy has skyrocketed from US$6.7 billion in 2010 to nearly US$31.8 billion last year, with that figure tipped to hit nearly US$52 billion in 2022.last_img read more

Canadas Bell Media has teamed up with Lionsgate t

first_imgCanada’s Bell Media has teamed up with Lionsgate to bring in its premium pay television platform Starz to a Canadian audience and gain first-window rights to future Lionsgate theatrical releases.Chris AlbrechtThe agreement is a move by Starz and Bell Media to compete for premium subscribers on all platforms, and adds to Bell Media’s suite of subscription services.These include pay television network The Movie Network Encore (TMN Encore), which will be rebranded in early 2019 with a slate of premium Starz programming and a broad selection of Lionsgate hit films and television series added.The collaboration with Starz parent Lionsgate also encompasses future exclusive first-window access to the studio’s slate of Hollywood movies. All Lionsgate films will also be available to subscribers of Bell Media’s French-language Pay TV service, Super Écran.This marks the first international launch of Starz since Lionsgate acquired the network in December 2016. The channel will be introduced across Bell Media platforms, including TMN and Canada’s premium streaming service Crave TV.The newly branded service will also be available on a direct-to-consumer basis.“We’re delighted to bring Starz to Canada as part of our international channel rollout,” said Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht.“Bell Media is one of North America’s elite content companies, and they bring great brand recognition, a massive consumer base, and unparalleled distribution skills to our alliance. This agreement creates the perfect foundation for the growth of Starz in the territory.”Starz already has an international SVOD service, Starz Play, which has performed strongly in the Middle East and is set for further rollout this year.Starz is not the first US premium pay TV channel to launch in Canada. HBO Canada has operated in the territory for a decade, while CBS Corp.’s Showtime debuted locally after a deal with Bell in 2015.last_img read more