Five persons accused of kidnapping the 12-year-old son of a doctor-couple from Mysuru were traced to Virajpet and arrested by the city police. The boy, who was released hours after his abduction while he was cycling near his house in Srirampura 2 nd Stage in Mysuru on Thursday evening, had been reunited with his parents. The police, which had formed four different teams, managed to trace the accused within 12 hours of rescuing the boy, said Chandragupta, Commissioner of Police. The police have seized two cars and five mobile phones that had been used in the crime. Interrogation of the accused was continuing in police custody. Mr Chandragupta, who refused to answer queries on the speculation of payment of ransom for the release of the boy from the custody of the abductors, said he will not be able to share operational details of the police action. “However, we had to use a bait to catch the fish”, he said. Also, he said the main accused was working as a male nurse for the … [Read more...] about Five arrested in 12-year-old boy’s abduction case
Nearly 50,000 cases have been settled in Mysuru district through the Lok Adalat and the final figures are expected to go up once the cases resolved at the taluk levels are updated. This was stated by the Principal District and Sessions Judge M.L. Raghunath here on Saturday. He told media persons that all the judicial officers and members of the legal community were working hard since 3 months and this has brought satisfaction in terms of the cases settled through mutual agreement among the litigants. He said 141 matrimonial disputes have been taken up out of which 115 have been resolved and both the estranged partners have agreed to be reunited. A large number of traffic offence cases too have been settled and fines due to the government to the tune of ₹45 lakh has been paid by the offenders in the last 3 days alone. In all, 6,627 cases have been settled pertaining to various traffic offences, said Mr. Raghunath. In reply to a question on how multiple offences are bundled … [Read more...] about Nearly 50,000 cases resolved during Lok Adalat
The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) arrested Sushil P. Mantri, director of the Mantri Developers Pvt. Ltd., under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002. The ED initiated the money laundering investigation in March 2022 on the basis of an FIR registered in Subramanyapura police station, Bengaluru in 2020 against the company and its directors and many other employees. Many home buyers had filed complaints with the police as well as with the ED alleging that the accused entities/persons are involved in money laundering and have induced prospective buyers with rosily painted schemes, showing misleading brochures, falsification of delivery time lines and window dressing, and collected more than ₹1,000 crore as advance money from thousands of buyers. However, they had not been given possession of their flats even after passing of seven to 10 years, they alleged. During investigation, it was also noticed that the company offered various “Ponzi-like schemes” as buy-back … [Read more...] about ED arrests Sushil Mantri in money laundering case
There was only one active COVID-19 case in the Union Territory after two patients were discharged on Wednesday. No new case was reported from 312 tests in the last 24 hours. The Union Territory’s tally is 1,962 deaths, one active case, a total of 1,65,777 cases and 1,63,814 recovered patients . Of an estimated 22.32 lakh tests conducted so far, over 18.77 lakh returned negative. Meanwhile, 1,631 persons took the jab against COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The Union Territory has so far administered a total of 16,65,970 vaccine doses. … [Read more...] about No new COVID-19 case detected in U.T.
The son of a prime minister beat his girlfriend before pushing her out of a fourth-floor window to her death, a court heard in Russia . Wealthy Murtuz Medzhidov, 26, was jailed for 13 years in a strict regime prison colony. He murdered "brilliant" student Tomiris Baysafa, 21, pushing her 40ft to her death through a window, a court found. The verdict came after a campaign for justice by the dead girl’s mother who had protested at Russia ’s judicial “lawlessness” when a year ago Medzhidov was acquitted. The judge in the initial trial was seen as “extremely supportive” of Medzhidov - son of an influential ex-prime minister of oil-and-gas region Dagestan, Mukhtar Medzhidov. Murtazali Medzhidov at court ( Image: Vesti.ru) The grieving mother Zhanna Akhmetova, 42, had complained that her daughter had been traduced as “an absolutely sick psycho-emotional person”, and compelling forensic evidence had been ignored. She had appealed for justice to the presidents of … [Read more...] about Son of prime minister pushed girlfriend out of fourth-floor window to her death
Pfizer announced Saturday that tweaking its COVID-19 vaccine to better target the omicron variant is safe and works — just days before regulators debate whether to offer Americans updated booster shots this fall. The vaccines currently used in the U.S. still offer strong protection against severe COVID-19 disease and death -- especially if people have gotten a booster dose. But those vaccines target the original coronavirus strain and their effectiveness against any infection dropped markedly when the super-contagious omicron mutant emerged. Now with omicron’s even more transmissible relatives spreading widely, the Food and Drug Administration is considering ordering a recipe change for the vaccines made by both Pfizer and rival Moderna in hopes that modified boosters could better protect against another COVID-19 surge expected this fall and winter. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech studied two different ways of updating their shots -- targeting just omicron, or a … [Read more...] about Pfizer says tweaked COVID-19 shots boost omicron protection
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 29 HONOLULU (AP) — Megan Kau takes occasional weeklong hunting trips to the Hawaiian island of Lanai, where she enjoys watching the sunrise and hearing the distant rustle of deer and mouflon sheep in the tropical wilderness, a rifle ready at her side. As a gun owner, she also goes to shooting ranges several times a year. Those outings are the only times the attorney and Oahu native sees others with guns in this tourist mecca where strict laws make it harder to purchase firearms and restrict carrying loaded guns in public. Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning New York's concealed weapon law will likely change things in Hawaii, too, where it's now highly unusual to see people carrying loaded weapons in public. Some … [Read more...] about Guns in paradise: Ruling could undo strict Hawaii carry law
On the way into work early this morning I checked the headlines and felt like I’d been punched in the stomach. Millions of women will today be feeling the same. The ricochet of the overturning of Roe v Wade can be felt globally. For, on the surface of things, while this “only” appears to affect America, in truth it affects us all. The gradual dominance of conservative ideals in the US in recent years mirrors, in many ways, what can be already seen in so-called “modern” Britain: we are living through a time which is more focused on the crackdown on civil liberties than on protecting human rights ; where we can see, clear as day, the “othering” of disenfranchised communities through odious legislation such as the Nationality and Borders Bill . We have plans from our own government to send vulnerable refugees over to Rwanda , a failure to ban trans conversion therap y , the deliberate stoking of “culture wars” and straw man arguments used to perpetuate a … [Read more...] about What does the Roe v Wade Supreme Court ruling mean for British women?
Police on Wednesday morning rescued a 13-year-old girl who was kidnapped by another teenager, in what authorities currently believe was a human trafficking situation. The incident occurred in Canton, Georgia, just after 10:20 a.m. when officers of the Canton Police Department approached a 2014 Dodge Caravan that had been reported stolen. A young woman was seen driving the car while using a cellphone, while a younger girl was also observed, Fox 11 News reported Friday. Once pulled over, the teen driver was unable to provide any license or registration for the vehicle. Upon searching the car, officers found 13 THC vape cartridges, three vape pens, a THC-laced candy themed after Nerds Rope, and numerous pieces of lingerie. The officers were eventually able to ascertain that the 16-year-old driver was planning to transport the younger girl over state lines, leading them to suspect a human trafficking scenario. Police were able to reunite the 13-year-old with her family. … [Read more...] about Teen girl charged with kidnapping, trafficking of 13-year-old: Police
Laurence Tribe, a Harvard professor of constitutional law, accused the conservative Supreme Court majority of "misleadingly" utilizing his quotes in its controversial Friday decision to overturn Roe v. Wade . Conservative Associate Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization . The ruling in that case brought an end to nearly five decades of Supreme Court precedent —overturning the landmark 1973 Roe decision and bringing an end to woman's constitutionally protected right to an abortion. "Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences," Alito argued in his opinion. Four of the top court's justices concurred with Alito's opinion , while Chief Justice John Roberts concurred with upholding the 15-week abortion ban of Dobbs , but took issue with fully overturning Roe . The Court's three liberal justices together issued a dissenting … [Read more...] about Supreme Court “misleadingly quotes me” in abortion ruling: Law professor