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Indian gastroenterologist wins world's highest award
Report dated 03/10/2013 @ 3:56 PM
Renowned gastroenterologist and chairman of the Hyderabad Asian Institute of Gastroenterology Dr D Nageshwar Reddy was been conferred with the 'Master of World Gastroenterology Organisation' the world's highest award in the field.
Dr Reddy who is also the chairman of the World Endoscopy Organisation Research Committee is the first gastroenterologist from India to receive the award which was presented by WGO President Henry Cohen at a function at the World Conference on Gasteroenterology in Shanghai, China, in the presence of some 10,000 gastroenterologists from all over the world.
The award is conferred every four years upon a select group of gastroenterologists who have provided outstanding dedication to the WGO's mission and achieved distinction in areas such as scholarly research, teaching, service to the WGO, and the community at large.
Rahul wins – government withdraws ordinance to shield convicted lawmakers !
Report dated 03/10/2013 @ 3:52 PM
After Rahul Gandhi's incendiary remark that the cabinet's ordinance to shield convicted lawmakers was 'complete nonesense' the decision to withdraw the ordinance was made at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
According to reports Rahul Gandhi met with PM Singh who was away in the US when the remarks were made, and he explained his position. Soon after that meeting the Congress core group including home minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Sonia Gandhi's political aide Ahmed Patel met and decided against proceeding with the ordinance, thereby honouring the Supreme Court's ruling.
Shortly after that meeting, the PM called on President Pranab Mukherjee, who it is reported was reluctant to give his assent to the ordinance.
Boy age 12 set on fire after dispute over kite, dies !
Report dated 03/10/2013 @ 3:51 PM
Vidhu Jain, 12, was allegedly set on fire by two men in Malerkotia town, days after he got into an argument with them over a kite string in front of his father's kite shop.
Reports say the boy was taken hostage as he cycled to his younger brother's school to deliver his packed lunch and he was doused with gasoline and set on fire. The burning boy was seen running down a lane screaming in terror when good Samaritans rushed him to hospital where he was able to give a statement to police before he died of his horrible injuries.
Police are now hunting for the two men, and intend to speak to the family servant who is missing, and who is said to have witnessed the boy's argument with the men who took his life.
7 prisoners escape from jail after stabbing 2 security guards
Report dated 02/10/2013 @ 4:30 PM
Seven prisoners including six Student Islamic Movement of India activists, escaped from Khandwa jail in Madhya Pradesh after stabbing two security guards.
The area around the prison was cordoned off and a search operation was organised.
Police said they will be found and arrested, and later claimed they had arrested one of the escaped convicts.
Sanjay Dutt gets a break from prison !
Report dated 02/10/2013 @ 4:22 PM
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has been given a two-week break for good behaviour, and is out of the Yerawada Central Jail in Pune, where he is serving time for illegal possession of weapons linked to the Mumbai 1993 terror attack.
Dutt said he will spend the two weeks freedom with his family.