CBI takes over Deoria shelter home case

first_imgNew Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has officially taken over the Deoria shelter home case, registering two FIRs in the matter and booking both Girija Tripathi, the Director of the NGO that was accused of drugging young girls and forcing them into prostitution for powerful and wealthy clients, and here daughter, Kanchan Lata Tripathi, a Superintendent of the NGO.The CBI was asked to take over the investigation in this case by the Uttar Pradesh Government last August, after news of a 13-year-old girl, running away from the shelter came in the public domain. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The girl had gotten in touch with someone from the 181 helpline number for women and made a statement about what used to happen at Maa Vindhyavashini Mahila Prashikshan Sansthan, the infamous NGO. Major concern swept over the case after it was revealed that police authorities and district administrators had failed to perform their duties as they kept sending troubled women and young girls to the shelter home, even after it was de-recognised by the government after an earlier CBI probe had flagged it for financial irregularities. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KWhile taking the call to finally hand over the shelter home case to the central probe agency, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had acknowledged the negligence of district administration officials and also said that the District Magistrate of the area, who was then suspended, would also face charges in the charge-sheet. According to the escaped girl, women and girls at the shelter home were often subjected various forms of sexual harassment and assault and that Girija Tripathi would often threaten to kill the older women if they thought of disclosing the details of what happened in the shelter home to the police. The CBI has registered two FIRs in the case, one based on the complaint of the escaped 13-year-old girl and the other based on the complaint of the then-District Probationary Officer, who when had gone to the shelter home to rescue the women and children was subjected to a slew of vulgarities by Girija Tripathi’s daughter, Kanchan Lata. Both these cases were first registered by the UP Police, and have been taken over by the CBI, as is, according to the procedure. In fact, local police officials have said that they continued to send rescued girls and women to the shelter home even after it was de-recognised, because there were no other premises to serve that purpose around that area. Horrific details had come forward after the case first came to light, including the fact that Girija Tripathi was a prominent feature of government programmes even after her shelter home was de-recognised. At one such mass marriage event organised by the social welfare department of the UP Government, a then Cabinet minister of the state government was also present.last_img read more

Akiva wraps up hurricane relief campaign donates cases of longlasting mosquito repellent

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 31, 2017 – Nassau –  ‘‘No matter the size, every company can do its part’’  – LivFul, the Atlanta-based developers and manufacturers of Akiva Mosquito Repellent, donated cases of repellent wipes to NEMA today as it wrapped up its recent Hurricane Irma Relief promotion.  For three weeks in October every 3 bottles or packages of wipes purchased at Lightbourn Trading were matched with LivFul’s donation of nature-based, non-toxic wipes with the power to last 16 hours.“A hurricane can be devastating.   If we all use our gifts and talents to help, our collective efforts make a huge difference,” said LivFul CEO Hogan Bassey.   “Homes are damaged, infrastructure needs to be restored, deadly mosquito populations have increased.   Akiva is the most effective mosquito repellent on the market. We knew that by sharing Akiva we could help.  No matter the size, every company can do its part.”Akiva representatives from Diane Phillips & Associates made the presentation at NEMA headquarters.“We are very grateful to LivFul which is demonstrating what it means to be a social entrepreneurship enterprise,” said Chrystal Glinton, Deputy Permanent Secretary of NEMA.   “There are many needs on our islands and this donation has been eagerly anticipated and is truly appreciated.   For other companies and individuals wanting to help, we are in need of building supplies as there are homes still in need of repair.   Persons can contact NEMA for more information on how they can assist.”Press Release: DPA NewsPhoto caption:  Akiva Mosquito Repellent representative Sandra Kemp (left) shows Chrystal Glinton, Deputy Permanent Secretary, NEMA, how gentle the repellent wipes feel when applied to the skin.  Akiva recently wrapped up its hurricane relief campaign when purchases were matched in kind with donations of the long-lasting, DEET-free wipes for distribution in the southern islands.(Photo: Kristaan Ingraham, BIS)last_img read more

TCI Hurricane cannot stop the Conch Festival

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 21, 2017 – Providenciales – The community calendar for the TCI, this weekend also features the annual Conch Festival.   It is set for Blue Hills at Three Queen’s – its traditional spot at its usual time doing the customary thing, which is highlighting the best conch cuisine in the country in a culinary showdown which is now 14 years old.#MagneticMediaNews#ConchFestival2017 Related Items:#ConchFestival2017, #magneticmedianewslast_img

Another award for Dr Ansal

first_imgOne more such award went to writer Dr Kusum Ansal. Ansal was felicitated with the prestigious Women of Substance award at the Kamani auditorium on Wednesday. Ansal was recognised for her outstanding contribution in the field of Indian literature. She was conferred with the award for her exceptional work that includes books like Beyond Silence and Widows of Vrindavan.Beyond Silence, her first novel, depicts the story of Indians in South Africa. It is a tribute to those who revolted against racial discrimination in the country. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Dr Ansal has written about 25 books which include novels, short stories, poems and travelogues. One of her novels, Ek Aur Panchvati, has been adapted into a film Panchvati by Dr Basu Bhattacharya, with Suresh Oberoi, Deepti Naval and Farooq Sheikh as the lead actors. A couple of her novels have also been adopted into TV serials and three of her stories have been adapted into plays by Faizal Alkazi and others.Her books have been translated into Punjabi, English, Urdu, Bengali, Greek, Russian and French. Besides Hindi and English, she writes in Punjabi too.Apart from Ansal, a team of other women achievers were also felicitated. The cultural evening also saw a dance performance by yesteryear actress Vyjayantimala Bali. Her dance performance left the audience spellbound and was the perfect amalgamation of dance and soul.last_img read more