Ex-Police prosecutor slapped with fraud charges

first_imgAn ex-Police prosecutor was on Friday slapped with fraud charges after he reportedly collected money with the aim of attempting to have a firearm possession charged dropped against a defendant.Terry Bostwick of Pike Street, Kitty, denied the charges which were read by Magistrate Leron Daly.The first charge against him alleged that he collected $100,000 from the mother of Tyrone Kennedy at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts in December 2016 by falsely claiming that he was in a position to have a charge against him dropped.The 34-year-old man allegedly collected $100,000 in January 2017 at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, from Moreine Kalli with the same claim of being able to have the matter against her son dropped. The final charge stated that on January 31, 2017, he collected $100,000 from the sister of the accused for the same purpose.Bostwick was represented by Attorneys-at-law Bernard DaSilva and George Thomas who both made a successful bail application. He was released on $75,000 bail for each charge and the case will continue on March 20, 2019.Bostwick was reportedly assigned as the prosecutor in Kennedy’s case. He reportedly contacted the family of the accused and told them to pay him $300,000 and he would get the charges dropped.They complied but Kennedy was subsequently jailed for the offence. The matter was reported to the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and the prosecutor was transferred and later dismissed from his job.last_img read more


Oliech opens account as Gor hit Posta

first_imgThe Menace, as he is fondly referred, did his bit leading from the front literally and he scored what would be the winning goal in added time of the first half to push the champions to 10 points after six rounds of matches.Gor Mahia Made changes from the squad that drew 1-1 against Mathare United last Sunday, three of them being across the backline. Philemon Otieno was not in the match day squad all together while Joash Onyango and Harun Shakava warmed up alone.They were replaced by Wellington Ochieng, Charles Momanyi and Pascal Ogweno who however could not last the opening half as he was substituted in the 43rd minute after a series of blunders.With Oliech earning a starting role ahead of Jacques Tuyisenge and skippering the side, Francis Mustafa also started up in attack with George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo also earning a slot in the starting team after returning from injury.-Oliech lead lineDennis Oliech in action against Posta Rangers at the Kasarani Stadium on January 9, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaK’Ogalo started on the front foot and came close in the sixth minute when Francis Kahata’s curling effort from the left rolled over the crossbar.On the other end, Brian Osumba had a brilliant shot from range which went inches over the bar, keeper Fred Odhiambo clearly caught off his guard.Gor continued dominating and in the 12th minute, Kahata rolled in an inviting cross from the left but Odhiambo who was approaching the six yard box could not give it the slightest touch it deserved as he was muscled off the ball by Jockins Atudo.Seven minutes later, Wellington Ochieng’s cross from the right found Mustafa at the edge of the box with the Burundian controlling beautiduly on his chest but the eventual effort on the volley went over the bar.Mustafa had another chance five minutes later when he adjusted his neck superbly to connect to a Kahata cross 10 yards off goal, but the effort angled at the top left corner was just off target.-Momanyi breaks deadlockGor Mahia defender Charles Momanyi wheels away in celebration after converting a goal during their Kenyan Premier League match against Posta Rangers at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on January 9, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBut three minutes later, Gor were wheeling away in celebration. Shafik Batambuze’s corner from the right was not dealt with well and Momanyi who was at the goalmouth scrambled it in.Posta keeper Levis Opiyo was injured in the process after being knocked on the head as he went for the corner. After six minutes of stoppage he tried to get on with business but went down again few minutes later, and consequently substituted for Eliud Emase.Immediately after the change, Posta went back level, thanks to a gift of erroneous defending by Ogweno.The former Kariobangi Sharks man’s clearance was poor and blocked, and Brian Osumba race to it on the right.The former Tusker man floated a low cross into the box finding Francis Nambute who tapped in beautifully with a backheel.And immediately he erred, head coach Oktay frantically called down Joachim Oluoch to change and replace him immediately.Ogweno walked out from the extreme end of the pitch and didn’t even join the rest of his mates in the dressing room at half time.-Oliech goalGor Mahia striker Dennis Oliech goes down to celebrate his goal during their Kenyan Premier League match against Posta Rangers at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on January 9, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaBut, Gor kept the chase with nine minutes added on to the half.And it was only fitting that it was Oliech who would take them back up. The former Harambee Stars captain controlled the ball brilliantly inside the box from an Ochieng cross before shooting past Emase with his weaker left foot for his first goal for K’Ogalo.In the second half, Posta boss John Kamau went in for changes, Joseph Nyaga coming off for Ken Mutembei as he tried to add a bit of physicality in attack.But still, it was Gor who continued dominating the chances. Quarter of an hour into the half, Oliech came close to his second of the evening, but he arrived jus a fraction too late to meet up a weighty cross from Mustafa.Ten minutes later, the striker who was clearly rolling down the years tried his luck with a shot from range but it went wide as he looked to catch keeper Emase off his guard.-Posta chancesGor Mahia midfielder Lawrence Juma vies for the ball with Posta Rangers’ Jerry Santo during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on January 9, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaOn the other end, Posta too tried to pull in the chances and had Danson Kago force Peter Odhiambo into a good save at his near post off a shot from the right with Momanyi arriving in time to clear the rebound.Despite added pressure late in the game, Posta could not find a way past the watertight K’Ogalo defense.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Dennis Oliech is congratulated by teammates after scoring his first goal for Gor Mahia during a game against Posta Rangers at the Kasarani Stadium on January 9, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 9 – Captain Dennis Oliech opened his Gor Mahia account as the record Kenyan Premier League champions bounced back to winning ways with a 2-1 win over Posta Rangers at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Wednesday evening.Oliech was handed his first start for Gor having come on as a sub over the weekend and was also named the match day captain.last_img read more


Calculate your carbon footprint

first_img27 October 2008Global conservation organisation WWF has partnered with messaging solutions company BulkSMS to launch MyCO2Print, South Africa’s first mobile carbon footprint calculator.WWF spokesperson Carolyn Cramer explained that MyCO2Print was primarily an awareness tool.“It is far simpler than the carbon footprint calculators available on the web,” she said in a statement earlier this month.“We wanted a tool which would enable South Africans to measure their carbon footprint in terms of travel and energy use, and to try to improve it on a monthly basis.”MyCO2Print provides users with an approximate rand value of carbon emissions they are producing, with the calculation based on figures derived from the Stern Review.According to online encyclopedia Wikipedia, the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change is a 700-page report released in October 2006 by economist Lord Stern of Brentford for the British government. It discusses the effect of climate change and global warming on the world economy.“Although not the first economic report on global warming, it is significant as the largest and most widely known and discussed report of its kind,” the Wikipedia entry says.The tool also records users’ data and allows for a comparison of results on a monthly basis.Youth focusWhile MyCO2Print will be useful to everyone, Cramer says the organisation is particularly hopeful that it will be relevant to the “younger generation”.“We envisage school teachers using it as an innovative tool in the classroom to educate [students] on climate change and the environment.”To try out the MyCO2Print mobile carbon footprint calculator, sms the word “CO2” to 34017 using a WAP-enabled cellphone. The SMSs are charged at R2.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


Cheaper internet for SA

first_imgSouth Africans are tipped to access affordable internet.(Image: Bongani Nkosi)Broadband pundits are predicting internet connection rates in South Africa to drop by between 20% and 25% in the next 12 months. Most of the executives who spoke at the My Broadband conference in Midrand, north of Johannesburg, on 20 October forecast that prices will drop significantly in the next year, citing new infrastructure developments and escalating competition in the industry.Broadband wholesaler and network operator Neotel forecast price cuts of about 20%. Underwater cable operator Seacom’s Suveer Ramdhani said they expect international rates to drop by between 20% and 25%.South Africans who are connected to networks are now using more broadband, a trend that’s a plus to the growth of the young industry.  “You’ll see costs dropping in the next 12 months. People are using more bandwidth,” said communications company Telkom’s managing executive Steve Lewis.Since the introduction of the Eassy and Seacom fibre optic cables, rates are said to have come down by about 40%. Eassy came online this year, while Seacom has been operational since 2009.“It’s great to see that prices have come down,” said Ryan Sher of Eassy. “There’s now more competition,” he added.“As an industry we’ve been keen to bring down prices,” said Sameer Dave of mobile provider MTN.There has certainly been an upsurge of mobile internet usage across the country. More and more South Africans now have Facebook accounts. Thousands of youngsters use Mxit and other chat sites. This is a prevailing trend even in rural areas where broadband connectivity is limited, and is aided by a range of data packages offered by all of South Africa’s mobile networks.“Prices are coming down, it’s a continuous evolution,” said mobile operator Vodacom’s CEO Pieter Uys.A great number of South Africans are currently without access to broadband connectivity. Of the estimated population of 47-million, between one and four million are said to be connected. This is blamed on inaccessibility to fibre optic networks in many areas, and excessively high rates for both internet service providers and consumers.“Local tariffs are still high, they have to drop,” said Uys.Infrastructure being improvedMobile service provider Cell C has embarked on a campaign to broaden its HSPA+ 900 network across the country. It’s already covered most of Port Elizabeth, where it started in September, and is aiming to have 34% of the country on the network by the end of 2010, with 64% connectivity by 2011.“We’re really serious about bringing the internet to the 45-million have-nots,” said Cell C’s CEO Lars Reichelt.The provider’s services have become the fastest in South Africa at 5.23 Mbps, surpassing other internet service providers including Telkom, Mweb, Vodacom, MTN and Internet Solutions. “Cell C is number one in terms of speed,” said Reichelt.He predicts that South Africa’s broadband capacity will improve within the next 12 months. “The amount of fibre that we have coming up is unbelievable. It is good news and we have to be smart about embracing it.”The West Africa Cable System fibre optic infrastructure is scheduled to go live by mid-2011. The 14 000km-long submarine network is predicted to be the next most exciting broadband connectivity development for Africa.Vodacom’s Uys said the group has also improved its infrastructure, having replaced all their equipment in Johannesburg over the last 18 months.The state-owned Broadband Infraco will launch in the third week of November, opening its fibre optic network for usage by internet service providers, which include the likes of Vodacom, Cell C, iBurst, MTN and a range of others. Infraco is focused on widening connectivity to provinces that are currently underserved.DOC and Icasa urgedThe industry called on the Department of Communications and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa to play more decisive roles in regulating the telecommunications industry. “We need a strong DoC and a strong Icasa,” said John Holdsworth, CEO of telecoms group ECN.Icasa “should stand up and take control” over the current 89 cents charged for interconnection between mobile networks, Holdsworth said. “The interconnection rate is too high.”Internet rates in South Africa remain high compared to that of many countries, despite recent industry developments.8.ta bringing competitionIntroduced on 18 October, Telkom’s new mobile network 8.ta promised to “disrupt” the telecommunications industry. 8.ta became the fourth mobile network operator in South Africa, thereby increasing competition.Like the three other network operators, MTN, Vodacom and Cell C, 8.ta is also offering data services. Industry analysts have predicted tough times ahead as the new network attempts to penetrate the market, given that Cell C, which became a third mobile network operator in 2001, is yet to reach its maximum customer base.Virgin Mobile relies completely on Cell C’s network, therefore isn’t considered a mobile network operator but a units reseller.Telkom is confident of the network’s prospects. “We really believe this will succeed,” said Lewis.The network already enjoys a nationwide connectivity through its 800 new base stations. Telkom also signed agreements with Vodacom and MTN’s to roam on their infrastructure. “We’re starting to disrupt the market,” Lewis said.He added that they want to make broadband more affordable.More competition is good for consumers, the experts agreed. “We embrace competition. It’s good for everybody, for us and the consumers,” said Uys.last_img read more


South African innovation agency invests R300m

first_img13 November 2015The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) invested in 17 new projects in the 2014/2015 year, according to the organisation’s first annual report. Cash dispersed in project and programme related funding amounted to R371-million over the year.The agency published its report on 6 November at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria; it is planning regionally launches in Durban on 18 November and on 19 November in Cape Town.The strategyBoard chairperson of the Technology Innovation Agency, Khungeka Njobe. (Image: Technology Innovation Agency)The strategy adopted by the board for the period 2015 to 2020 emphasized its funding focus in the early parts of the innovation value chain – in particular technology development and pre-commercialisation activities – remained as is, said board chairperson Khungeka Njobe.“Our goal is to ensure that innovation ideas can be shaped into viable technology development projects and that we de-risk the technology innovations for commercialisation funding by our partners,” she said. “To achieve these aims, we have established the following funding mechanisms – the Seed Fund, the Technology Development Fund and the Commercialisation Support Fund.”The TIA looks for investment opportunities in sectors such as mining, health biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, industrial biotechnology, energy, and agricultural biotechnology.Year on year performanceThe graphic shows the various streams where the TIA money is spent. (Image: Technology Innovation Agency)The Parliamentary grant to the TIA decreased by 30%, or R143-million, in the period under review, to R338-million, from R481-million in the previous year. Specific contracted agreements recognised as income in 2014/15 amounted to R51- million, a drop of 18% over the previous year’s amount of R62-million.Other income increased 225% to R83-million, from R26-million in the 2013/14 year. A significant amount of R59-million represented the profit on the sale of an equity investment in an associate company. The TIA’s financial year runs from April to March.Of the amount spent, R371-million, a 4% increase, was for project grants and R15.9-million represented loans. The board said it was satisfied with the performance of the organisation against the predetermined performance objectives and targets, having reached 73%.“We expect that these projects will soon feed into the TIA mainstream Technology Development Fund,” read the report. “A total of 38 innovative products were developed through support provided by the Technology Platforms; eight technologies reached demonstration stage (TRL 7) and six were taken up by the market.”Barlow Manilal, the chief executive officer of the Technology Innovation Agency.(Image: Technology Innovation Agency)Barlow Manilal, the chief executive officer of the TIA, was positive about this year’s report. “We are now well-positioned to continue, in an accelerated manner, with the numerous impressive projects contained in the annual report.“There are also significant process improvements to augment governance and the control environment so that the clean audit achieved in the period under review becomes the organisational standard,” he said.“Strategic partnerships, collaboration, high yield synergistic relationships, both nationally, on the African continent and further afield, will be a key focus as we play a role to position South Africa for greater localisation and beneficiation in support of the National Development Plan goals.”He added that the agency’s five-year strategic plan had been approved and this would guide the organisation forward.The TIA is a statutory body. Its vision is to be a world-class, leading technology innovation agency that stimulates and supports technological innovation to improve quality of life for all South Africans. This is in line with South Africa’s National Development Plan for skills development, to ensure a skilled and capable workforce to support an inclusive growth path.According to the agency, it primarily uses South Africa’s science and technology base to develop new industries, create sustainable jobs and help to diversify the economy. It invests in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, industrial biotechnology, health, mining, energy and information and communications technology.More information on the TIA’s funding guidelines can be found here.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more


Alert! Be On Guard Against Microsoft Word Worms In Your Email

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#email#Microsoft#Microsoft Office#security Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair markhachmancenter_img Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Until Microsoft discloses – and patches – a new Word vulnerability on Tuesday, anyone using Microsoft’s Outlook email program and its Word word processor should be even more cautious than usual.That’s because one of Microsoft’s security bulletins for December includes a “Critical” vulnerability for Microsoft Word, one of the few times Microsoft has attached the “Critical” tag to a Word issue. Waiting For Patch TuesdayMicrosoft’s standard practice is to give a heads-up on the number of vulnerabilities it plans to fix on “Patch Tuesday,” the second Tuesday of every month. On that day, Microsoft releases the patches themselves, and discloses the vulnerabilities that they fix. (If it revealed the problems before providing the solutions, of course, black-hat hackers could exploit the hole.) So at this point, we don’t know what exactly what problems the current, unpatched version of Word hides.In October, however, Microsoft disclosed a hole in Microsoft Word 2007 and Microsoft Word 2010 that allowed an attacker to take over a PC just by viewing an infected RTF file. That was a significant vulnerability; most modern attacks are triggered when a user views a Web page, or at least clicks a link. The October vulnerability was much more passive, and could be triggered just by idly scrolling down your inbox. Once your machine was infected, the attacker would have the same administrative rights as you do – and if you run as administrator, the attacker could completely control your machine.Tuesday’s vulnerability appears to be even more severe: It can target Office 2003, 2007 and 2010, as well the Microsoft Word Viewer and Compatibility Pack. As security reporter Fahmida Rashid notes, it’s a  good bet that the inclusion of “Word Viewer” means that the new vulnerability allows a similar, passive attack. But note that it does not include Office 2012, so if you own a Surface tablet with the latest Office version, you should be safe.In total, there are seven updates, which will even ensnare Windows RT. The Windows RT update will be provided by Microsoft, either via the Windows Store, Microsoft Update or Windows Update, a Microsoft spokeswoman said in an email.How To Defend YourselfAt this point, Outlook/Word users can do several things to help mitigate the threat of any vulnerabilities.First, always – always – allow Windows to download its approved patches. It’s probably best to allow Windows to install them, too, although users who leave their PCs on, as I do, risk getting caught by an unexpected reboot. While this shouldn’t be a problem for Word users, the inability of modern browsers to “save” inside a Web service can play havoc with your workflow. So it’s up to you whether you want to install the patches automatically.Second, turn your caution up a notch. At this point, most Web users have a finely honed sense of what is spam and what isn’t, and are able to detect most phishing attempts (misspellings and malformed URLs are common clues). But for now, you’ll have to try and detect whether or not an email is malicious from the subject line. Users and companies who rely a Web-based version of their email (like Google Apps) may have an advantage here.Third, never run in admininstrator mode. Yes, not having admin rights can be a pain sometimes. But if an attacker can gain the same levels of administrative rights as you can, downgrading your own status to a user might help offer at least a bit of protection. (Fourth: Get a Mac. There, are you happy?)It’s not clear that there are, in fact, any worms or attackers with live code exploiting this in the wild. But there almost certainly will be starting on Tuesday, when Microsoft reveals the exploit and the patch and attackers hope to catch complacent Windows users napping. Don’t be one of them.Image source: Flickr/davef3138 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more


Stocks swoon sending Dow down 600 points

first_imgThe stock market closed sharply lower, extending a weeklong slide, as the Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 600 points.Stocks ended their worst week in two years Friday, and the Dow’s drop was its biggest in percentage terms since June 2016.Several giant U.S. companies dropped after reporting weak earnings, including Exxon Mobil and Alphabet. Apple and Chevron also fell.Bond yields rose sharply after the government reported the fastest wage growth in eight years, stoking fears of inflation.The S&P/TSX Composite Index was off 255.For the week, the Dow and the TSX are down by about four per cent.last_img read more


NGO crackdown has foreign fund inflows plunging 40 since Modi govt era

first_imgMumbai: The Modi governments crackdown on foreign funding of non-profit organisaitons has resulted in a massive 40 percent decline in fund flows from external sources for social uplift in the four years to 2017-18, finds and industry report. Over 13,000 non-government organisations have been acted against by the Union home ministry by cancelling their licences, according to a report by a foreign consultancy Bain & Co. The report has also found that as many as 4,800 NGOs lost their licenses in 2017 alone. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep”Foreign contributions declined by about 40 percent. This comes amid a government crackdown on NGOs for violation of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) of 2010,” says the report. Several of these NGOs which lost licences are engaged in rights-based advocacy, and the crackdown has led to an outcry from civil society organisations who termed it as an abuse of legal procedures. The Modi government had cut short the term of Nachiket Mor from the RBI’s central board last year. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsMor is the country director of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the RSS-affiliated Swadeshi Jagran Manch had lobbied for his removal as RBI oversees funding for NGOs coming from overseas. There were also many other big names from the world of charities being targeted. Ford Foundation, and Amnesty International among others being the most notable names. The Bain report says compliance with the rules can result in increase in the social sector wallet size. The report further says donations by individual philanthropists have ensured that the role of private funding continues to grow despite slowing foreign fund inflows. Total private funds raised for the social sector is estimated to have grown to Rs 70,000 crore in FY18, up from Rs 60,000 crore in FY15, even as the share of foreign contributions has come down. India Inch has contributed with Rs 13,000 crore through their mandatory corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, which is a growth rate of 12 percent, while individual donations came in at Rs 43,000 crore growing at 21 percent yearly during this period. The report, however, says there is a need for a greater participation by individual donors to meet various goals and projects that the ultra-high networth individuals have the potential to give 2.5-3.5 times more than they are donating now. This is essential because the country needs an additional Rs 4.2 trillion annually to achieve five of the 17 sustainable development goals, which include ending poverty and hunger, good health and quality education, among others.last_img read more


TMC list for all 42 LS seats out

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced the list of candidates for all the 42 Lok Sabha seats of the state and created history by fielding 41 percent women nominees, by far the highest in the country. In the 16th Lok Sabha, the party had 35 percent MPs in Parliament.Veteran politicians including Subrata Mukherjee and Mala Roy along with Tollywood stars Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan will contest in the forthcoming polls. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersMukherjee will contest from Bankura while Roy has been fielded from Kolkata South. Tollywood duo — Mimi and Nusrat — both new faces in the list will contest from Jadavpur and Basirhat respectively. “Trinamool Congress will field 41 percent female candidates in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. This is a proud moment for us,” Mamata said, while fielding veteran actresses Moon Moon Sen from Asansol and Shatabdi Roy from Birbhum. Sen who had won from Bankura in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections will contest from Asansol. On the other hand, Mala Roy will be replacing party state president Subrata Bakshi. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”Subrata Bakshi has expressed his unwillingness to contest and wanted to work for the party organisation. Harvard University in which Sugata Bose is a professor has not granted him permission to fight the polls. So we are fielding new candidates in both Kolkata South and Jadavpur,” Banerjee said. Nusrat Jahan will contest from Basirhat instead of Idris Ali. The latter will be contesting in the Assembly by-elections in Uluberia. Sandhya Roy who had won from Medinipur in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, has been replaced by Manas Bhunia with the former wanting to engage herself in other works. Uma Soren who had won from Jhargram in 2014 also wanted to work for the party and hence, Birbaha Soren has been fielded. MLA from the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha Amar Singh Rai will contest with a TMC ticket from Darjeeling. Rai replaces Bhaichung Bhutia who had unsuccessfully contested the 2014 polls from Darjeeling and the 2016 Assembly elections in Siliguri as a TMC candidate. Bhutia had resigned from the TMC in February 2018. Among the other significant changes in the list are Mahua Moitra, MLA from Karimpur, who will contest from Krishnanagar replacing Tollywood actor Tapas Paul. Rupali Biswas will contest from Ranaghat in place of Sougata Barman. Biswas is the wife of TMC Krishnagunj MLA Satyajit Biswas who was shot dead on February 10 this year. Mausam Noor, former Congress MP who had joined TMC in January this year, will contest from Malda North in place of Soumitra Roy. Paresh Chandra Adhikary will contest from Cooch Behar instead of Renuka Sinha while Kanaiah Lal Agarwal will contest from Raiganj instead of Satya Ranjan Dasmunshi who had lost to Left Front candidate Mohammad Selim in 2014. Shyamal Santra will contest from Bishnupur instead of Soumitra Khan who had recently joined the BJP while Asit Mal will fight from Bolpur instead of Anupam Hazra who has also joined the BJP. Banerjee fielded Janab Khalilur Rahaman, Apurba Sarkar and Janab Abu Taher from Jangipur, Berhampore and Murshidabad seats respectively. The candidates for the other seats have remained the same with Sudip Bandopadhyay contesting from Kolkata North, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar from Barasat, Abhishek Banerjee from Diamond Harbour, Saugata Roy from Dum Dum, Dinesh Trivedi from Barrackpore, Tollywood star Deb and Shatabdi Roy from Ghatal and Birbhum respectively.last_img read more


Leaked Rafale papers put national security at jeopardy

first_imgNew Delhi: The Centre Wednesday told the Supreme Court that documents filed by the petitioners seeking review of its Rafale deal verdict are “sensitive to national security” and those who conspired in photocopying the papers have committed theft and put the security in jeopardy by leaking them.The Ministry of Defence said an internal enquiry commenced on February 28 and is currently in progress over the leakage of sensitive documents and it is of utmost concern to find out where the leakage took place. Also Read – Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day”This puts the national security in jeopardy. Without consent, permission or acquiescence of the Central Government, those who have conspired in making the photocopy of these sensitive documents and annexing it to the review petition/ miscellaneous application and thereby committing theft by unauthorised photocopying of such documents relied in this regard…have adversely affected the Sovereignty, Security and Friendly Relations with the foreign countries,” said the affidavit, filed by Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra. See P7last_img read more