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Courier firm ordered to pay Rs.5 lakhs for non-delivery
Report dated 24/01/2012 @ 2:20 AM
The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has ordered courier company Bluedart Express of Federal Express to pay Venkata Rao, a Kerala scientist Rs.5 lakhs for negligence, in a case where Rao wanted to send his son's body parts for research to a US-based expert, but could not do so because the courier company did not keep its word.
In his complaint to the consumer panel Rao said that his 17-year-old son suffered from a neurological disorder and died in 2000. He was being treated by various medical institutions, but his problem could not be diagnosed so he decided to donate his dead son's brain and lungs to a US researcher to carry out comprehensive research for the benefit of humanity.
Initially Fedex accepted the consignment but later refused to send it to the US saying that dispatch of human organs was in contravention of Fedex policy.
The judge said no amount of money could compensate Rao for the loss and injury suffered by him and awarded him compensation of Rs.5 lakhs.
Woman decapitates sexual predator, presents his head to the police
Report dated 23/01/2012 @ 2:44 AM
Rajkumari from Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, was tired of being harassed by Shyamlal Yadav, so called him to a field and beheaded him with an axe.
She then took Yadav's head to the police station and confessed that she was continuously sexually harassed by him so she killed him.
India 6th most innovative country in the world
Report dated 22/01/2012 @ 2:54 AM
According to GE's Annual Global Innovation Barometer, a report based on a survey of 2800 business executives in 22 countries including India, that identifies the top enablers for innovation, India has been ranked the sixth most innovative country in the world.
Countries that were identified as "innovation champions" included the US at 65 percent, Germany 48 percent, Japan 45 percent, China 38 percent, Korea 13 percent and India at 12 percent.
Northeast girls trafficked to Haryana for marriage
Report dated 21/01/2012 @ 8:10 PM
Law enforcement agencies have found that a number of girls from Nepal, Bangladesh and other northeast areas are being trafficked to cities, especially Haryana, and forced to marry or work in brothels there. They are also used as child labourers, organ transplant donors and camel jockeys.
Police in Assam have rescued many of these hapless women from Hissar, who were forcibly married. The reason is said to be the dismal gender ratio in Haryana.
The home ministry expressed its concern at the trafficking and has introduced a number of measures to fight the ghastly trend. Anti-human trafficking units have been set up at a cost of some Rs.9 crore in all states, as a first installment for this purpose.
Delhi court says live-in relationships product of Western culture
Report dated 20/01/2012 @ 2:37 AM
Though the Supreme Court has endorsed so called live-in relationships, a court in Delhi called them immoral and an 'infamous product of Western culture'.
The remarks were made by the Justice after sentencing an Indian woman for killing her Nigerian partner. He commented that live-in relationships were 'a fad visible only in urban areas' that are still perceived as immoral in India.