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Woman Brutally Raped in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri: Iron rod inserted in private parts

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Woman Brutally Raped in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri: Iron rod inserted in private parts

The haunting memory of 2012’s ‘Nirbhaya Rape case’ made a flashback again, after a tribal woman in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal was raped on Saturday. The victim was also mutilated as the accused inserted iron rod in her private parts, as told by the police on Sunday.

The alleged culprit is a relative of the woman he raped and was angry over a land dispute.

The victim is currently admitted in Jalpaiguri Sadar Hospital and is in serious condition.

The victim told that the accused man called her out of her home on the pretext of resolving the land dispute, then raped her and tortured her by inserting iron rod in her private parts. She also mentioned another man who was accompanying the accused, but he didn’t rape her.

Police told that after the woman was left mutilated, a rickshaw puller found her and took her home. The woman’s husband was not at home during the incident.

Firstly the woman was taken to Dhupguri hospital, but was later shifted to Jalpaiguri Sadar Hospital.

The alleged rapist has been arrested now and his name is Ratnu Munda, while his companion-who was also there with him during the incident-was also arrested. His name is Parimal Roy. Both the accused are residents of Magurmari, said the police.

The neighbours of the victim ransacked the houses of the accused men after they heard about the incident, and demanded justice for the woman.

This not the only incident reflecting a darker and unsafe society for women. It has become a routine in the country where each day a sexual assault is committed against a female, whether it’s a child, a minor girl, or a woman. The increasing number of violent and gruesome crimes against women have shocked the entire people of the country. But the government has not taken any strict action about implementing harsher rules and laws against the criminals who commit these heinous crimes.

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Why Do You Need Power Of Attorney? Here Are Some Reasons!

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A power of attorney is a living will that authorizes trusted persons to handle the property or make the decisions related to healthcare of those who become incapacitated during the lifetime. Two types of power of attorneys are:

  • Power of attorney for property
  • Power of attorney for healthcare

You can give POA with the help of forms. For instance, using the Washington power of attorney form, you can provide POA to your trusted person.

What Is Continuing Power Of Attorney?

When the person becomes incapacitated or has any illness or any other medical problem, a continuing POA for property allows the authorized person to manage the finances. It includes the property and the bank account as well. In a continuing POA, one does not need to be fully incapacitated for a power of attorney to come into effect. It can be used where one has still the capacity but due to illness, he needs help to look after his affairs.

An attorney for the property will be given powers to deal with various aspects of one’s financial affairs. It includes access to the bank accounts, dealing with investments, filing taxes, claiming the benefits and also settling any liabilities and even selling the property.

Situation If Don’t Have POA for Property

In case there is no power of attorney for the property, your family members will not be able to gain access to the bank accounts. They will not be able to manage the assets of the principal if they hold an account solely in their name.

Details That You Have To Provide

You will have to give the details of the kind of attorney that you want to create. An ordinary POA is valid until you are incapacitated. The durable POA is valid even if you are incapacitated. If you’re going to generate power of attorney DC, then you need to arrange the form that is applicable in that state.

Springing power of attorney helps you to decide when your power of attorney comes into effect. If you don’t choose it will come into effect when you are going to sign it.

To create a power of attorney, you need to provide the personal and the address details. Then you will have to give the complete details of the agent who is going to act on your behalf. Full details including the name and the address will have to be provided in the form. You can also designate an alternate agent. He is the person who can act for you when the primary agent is unable to not willing to work on your behalf.

You will have grant your agent general authority to act for you in all the areas. Only then he can do any act or thing that you could do if you were present personally.

You will have mention the powers that you want to give to the agents. As mentioned earlier, you can provide him with powers to handle the finances and other areas.

Give the details of the restrictions, and agent compensation and also describe the other agent issues. You can also specify when a power of attorney will come to an end.

The POA will have to be finally signed by you. You can decide whether you want to sign the document in front of the notary public or not.

Finally,

Power of attorney is must if you find in the challenging situation that incapacitated you. For senior citizens, it is an absolute must. However, you need to provide all the details clearly in the Washington power of attorney form to make it effective.

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Can you release your loved one from police custody by paying bond yourself?

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It can be a perplexing situation to see your close one behind bars. But you cannot afford to spend too much time pondering about what to do and how. The one thing that should matter the most is freeing the person from jail. Otherwise, it may take days, weeks, or even months for the arrested person to get freedom after a trial. So, now the question is, can you pay the bond? For that, you need to have a profound insight into the bail bond process first. It consists of posting bail to attending court trials. Whether you pay the amount yourself or hire a bond agent, it will have a set of steps.

The process of the bail bond to get a person out of jail

  • A person who faces a criminal charge against him and gets arrested becomes a defendant.
  • The defendant has to attend initial-appearance or arraignment, where the judge declares a bail amount in exchange for his release from jail.
  • After this, the defendant or his friend or relative can dole out a bond in full amount.
  • If the amount is beyond one’s capacity, then you can hire a bail bonding agent to make the payment on behalf of the person in custody.
  • After depositing the money, you can take your loved one out of jail.
  • To make sure the bail doesn’t get revoked, you have to take your defendant to all the court hearings at the scheduled dates and times. Otherwise, the police can again detain him, and the money you spent will go waste.

As mentioned already, whether you pay for the person or the person himself pays the bond, or you hire a bond agent, these steps will be there. If you can afford, you can pay the full amount of bail yourself and be a cosigner. However, the challenge is that you need to pay the amount in cash, which may vary based on the nature of criminal offense charge a person faces. Since you are most likely not to have it at your disposal, you may need to contact a reliable bail bonds service for help.

If you don’t want to take any risk with your money, then hiring a licensed bail bondsman can be your quickest solution. With his help, you can avoid the risk of letting your person spend days after days in jail until he gets the court date. Adopting this path has its advantages. Most importantly, you will not have to give a large sum of money from your pocket instantly. Secondly, your near and dear one will be free from confinement. checkout our New Haven office for bail bondsman.

The bondsman can require a few details from you upfront to expedite the process. So, make sure you have collected all the necessary information before reaching out to him. For example, you would need to share the details of the defendant’s date of birth and full name, the jail where he is, his offense, booking ID, and bail amount. The agent may agree to help you with the case for a standard 10-15% of the fee.

 

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Egyptian woman jailed for sexually harassing a monkey

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An Egyptian woman has been jailed for three years in prison, in an unusual and shocking incident, for harassing a monkey. The woman whose name is Basma Ahmed has been charged with ‘inciting debauchery’ and ‘committing an obscene act in public’ by the city court.

In a 90-second video which went viral, the woman can be seen laughing, while also touching the genitals of a monkey, at a pet shop in the city. Also, she was making sexual innuendos, as the people around her also laughed.

The woman was detained for four days, previously in October, but the period was then extended to 15 days by the public prosecutors.

In her statement, the woman has said that she didn’t mean to abuse the animal, and was rather surprised by its actions. About the video of herself that went viral, she told that it was posted on the Internet even without her knowledge.

Well, as per the officials, it wasn’t the first time this woman was found to be an offender. She was also previously charged in two other ‘public moral’ cases.

Her video, which has now become infamous, had received very heavy backlash in the conservative Muslim country.

This new case has again raised the question of the safety of the innocent animals too and their protection from abusive actions by some humans.

It’s really an unbelievably weird and ghastly incident showing the increasing immorality of humans towards the animals. It also shows that the modern world has become mostly insensitive towards the other creatures.

These incidents have also upped the concern for the non-speaking living creatures and it seems they are not safe anywhere. Cases of violence have been reported against animals, but incidents, like these, related to ‘sexual harassment’ are really very haunting to even think of.

There’s a dire need for something relevant to be done for them or else situations like these will be seen as common happenings.

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83 Ex-Bureaucrats Demand U.P. CM Yogi Adityanath’s Resignation

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After the heinous crime of Bulandshahr, two weeks ago, in which the mob lynched the Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, around 83 retired bureaucrats have now written an open letter, demanding the resignation of current Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The letter signed includes the names of former secretaries like Shyam Saran, Sujatha Singh and Shiv Shankar Menon (former National Security Advisor), and other reputed names too.

They are straightly calling out for the resignation of the U.P. CM.

In the letter the bureaucrats said, “The mob violence in Bulandshahr, which led to the cold-blooded murder of a police officer marks the most dangerous turn yet in the direction taken by the politics of hate in recent times.”

“In UP, fundamental principles of governance, of constitutional ethics and of humane social conduct stand perverted. The Chief Minister acts as a high priest of the agenda of bigotry. Hooliganism and thuggery have been mainstreamed into governance. The murder of Subodh Kumar Singh was a deliberate attempt to display majoritarian muscle and send a message to the Muslim communities living in the region,” the letter by the bureaucrats told further.

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It also said, “Our Prime Minister, who is so voluble in his election campaigns, maintains stony silence…Never before in recent history has the politics of hate, division and exclusion been so dominant and the poisonous ideology which informs it penetrated so deep into the body politic… Never before has hate been directed with such calculated intent against minority communities, hate which is nursed, aided and abetted by those in power…We demand the resignation of the Chief Minister.”

The bureaucrats also mentioned the point of ‘Rule of Law’, reminding the Chief Secretary, the Director General of Police, the Home Secretary and all other members of the higher civil services concerned, to implement it fearlessly in the state.

Shyam Saran, the former foreign secretary, also questioned the PM on the Bulandshahr incident that why he has kept himself silent so far, “Yes, I do not expect the PM to speak on each and every incident but is this like every other incident? Isn’t this instance somewhat different from your run of the wheel incidents that have happened in the past – which by the way also should be taken notice of.”

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Tech Giant Huawei’s CEO Meng Wanzhou arrested in Canada

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In a shocking incident, Chinese Tech Giant and smartphone manufacturing company Huawei’s CEO, Meng Wanzhou, has been arrested in Canada over potential violations of U.S. sanctions against Iran, provoking outrage from China. Wanzhou is also the deputy chairwoman and daughter of Huawei’s founder Ren Zhengfei. She was detained while transferring between the flights.

The arrest has made the already bitter trade relations between the US and China even worse now.

Arrested Wanzhou now faces extradition to the United States, said Ian McLeod, a Canada Justice Department spokesman.

When Huawei was contacted regarding this situation, the company said that it had no information about the charges, and it’s not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng.

Telling about the situation, Canada’s ministry of justice confirmed the date and place of Meng’s arrest: “She is sought for extradition by the United States, and a bail hearing has been set for Friday.”

A report in the New York Times said that the US commerce and treasury departments had summoned the firm (Huawei) over suspected violation of sanctions against Iran and North Korea, both.

Huawei has been accused consistently by the US lawmakers for being a threat to US national security, arguing that the company’s technology could be used for spying by the Chinese government.

After the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, US Senator Ben Sasse told Associated Press that China was aggressively engaged in undermining  US national security interests.

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“Americans are grateful that our Canadian partners have arrested the chief financial officer,” he said.

Reacting to Meng’s arrest and the entire situation, Huawei issued its statement in which the company said that it had complied with all applicable laws and regulations where it operates, including applicable export control and sanction laws and regulations of the UN, US and EU.

It also said in the statement: “The company believes the Canadian and US legal systems will ultimately reach a just conclusion.”

But the reaction from the Chinese embassy in Canada was far aggressive. In its statement, the Chinese embassy told that on the request of the US, Canada had arrested a Chinese citizen, who’s not violating any American or Canadian law.

“The Chinese side has lodged stern representations with the US and Canadian side, and urged them to immediately correct the wrongdoing and restore the personal freedom of Ms. Meng Wanzhou.”

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AI helped in tracking Gauri Lankesh’s killers

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BENGALURU: The Special Investigation Team, probing journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder case, has told the special court that Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) helped it to track Lankesh’s killers.

The A.I. techniques used by the team were useful for finding the suspects. This is the first time where A.I was used in the state, for solving a case.

Journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by two bike-borne persons, last year, on September 5th, 2017, at her house in Rajarajeshwarinagar, in north Bengaluru.

The AI has really come up as a big aid to the police, not in only India but also in other parts of the world too. It helps the cops to identify the suspects based on CCTV footage near the crime scene and description given the eyewitnesses.

While recounting how it succeeded in capturing 18 suspects, including mastermind Amol Kale and killer Parashuram Ashok Waghmore, the SIT told the court that the footage showed one assailant firing shots at Gauri in the portico of her house.  The footage from some CCTV systems within a 5 km radius of her house was also collected and examined for clues.

Continuing further the SIT told that the AI systems were used to extract the images of suspected persons and vehicles and to compare with footage obtained by Bengaluru police from 200 terabytes of video data from CCTV cameras installed at major roads and junctions. Two police teams were made to analyze the footage from different traffic junctions, while also doing technical surveillance.

Over 2,500 people were interviewed and examined, doing the probe. The field teams traced nearly 10,000 two-wheelers from all over the state, based on the clues obtained during the investigation. In the probe, it was revealed that the bike which was used for the crime, was stolen from Davanagere.

The SIT said in its charge sheet that the accused 18 suspects were active members of an organized crime syndicate, formed in 2010-11, under the leadership of Dr.Virendra Tawade alias Bade Bhaisaab, and also a former editor of Sanatan Prabhat magazine, who used to provide financial aid to the syndicate.

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Short video Chinese social apps are new weapons for Paedophiles!

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NEW DELHI: Social media apps, especially short video making apps like TikTok, Vigo Video, Kwai, and Clip are hugely popular in India among the youngsters and the rest of the age group also. But the downside or specifically speaking the dark side of these apps is being ignored by most of the users in the county.

Chinese video apps like Kwai and TikTok have become big hunting grounds for paedophiles. On these apps, the users and mostly small-age and young girls post 15-second clips of themselves. The videos may be of them doing lip-syncing to a vulgar song lyrics or dancing in an inappropriate manner. But the comments on their videos are mostly from men, praising the girls for showing their bodies. They even ask them in the comments to show more skin.

The comments are all vulgar, from nearly every man who comments on the video.

Nitish Chandan, Project manager at Cyber Peace Foundation (a non-profit organization in New Delhi that deals with child porn cases) said, “Short video apps are the new ground to groom underage girls”.

Last year, this organization found an increase in the cases of child sexual abuse, harassment, bullying, and blackmail and in all these cases the perpetrators found the victims via these social media apps only.

He also mentioned that porn is a deep-rooted problem in India and the content on an app like Kwai is just the tip of the iceberg. He said that according to the stats, the Asian kids are the most in demand for child pornography.

Chandan’s foundation had received 148 cases of child harassment originating from the social apps, and many cases have also gone unreported.

He also told that the paedophiles exploit a child’s addiction to gaming apps or challenges on social media. The trend of paedophiles sending videos to kids and asking them to imitate an adult, and send them back, is growing very quickly.

There have been cases of girls masturbating and sending their videos to a friend they just met on a social app! “Most of them don’t know what they are doing. They think they are completing a challenge and are going to win a contest”, Chandan said.

Millions of followers are there on these short video apps and their number is only increasing each month, very rapidly, after the access of data since the time it became cheaper. Where Kwai, (a Chinese app) claims to have around 10-15 million users in India, other apps like TikTok (built by Chinese giant ByteDance) has approximately 16 million Indian users. And then comes Clip (India-based app having China’s Shunwei Capital as an investor) also had around 3 million downloads in December 2017.

On these apps, the videos featuring girls as young as two or three, and teenagers also, show them being scantily dressed, with boys along with them dancing in an inappropriate way. They lip-sync, flirt with the audience, and pose in a vulgar manner. But one thing that has not been cleared is whether or not the accounts of these kinds of videos are owned by youngsters.

The social media video apps are designed to make the users hooked to them via a simple-to-navigate interface. And because they depend heavily on user-generated content, they run contests and campaigns to encourage local content. Viral content on the Kwai app is generated through campaigns like ‘Act like Amitabh Bachchan’, ‘Create a dance video using #BalleBalle’, or ‘Mime with your favorite Bollywood dialogue’. The prize money for these contests ranges from Rs.30,000 to Rs.1 lakh.

Ganta Murali, who’s the head of Kwai India, says that the app’s platform uses both the automatic and manual review systems for monitoring the content. The company holds training sessions to teach users to create videos. And those accounts which create popular videos receive monetary rewards. Some Indian users have earned up to $400 (nearly Rs.28,000) a month, Murali says.

He also said that most of the content featuring children comes from fake accounts, by which he means aggregators of such content or managed by parents or relatives of the children. On his behalf, he said, “There is a continuous audit to monitor content on our platform. If there is adult or inappropriate content featuring kids, it will be taken down”. But the content moderation team is based in Beijing, so it’s unlikely that this team (India-based) will be able to detect inappropriate content from an Indian child.

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Facebook slammed for auctioning teen as child bride in a viral post

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FavebookSAN FRANCISCO: Social Network giant Facebook has been slammed by human rights activists, for auctioning a teen as a child bride, in a post that went viral recently. Facebook failed to remove the post in which a South Sudanese man auctioned her 17-year-old daughter as a child bride, to the highest bidder.

In the auction, around five men, including the region’s deputy general, participated for bidding of the minor girl. The bid was won by a man who already had eight other wives. He paid the girl’s father two luxury cars, 500 cows, two bikes, a boat, mobile phones and $10,000 in cash.

The AfricanFeminism tweeted on late on Wednesday that a 16-year-old South Sudanese girl was sold off for marriage to the highest bidder on Facebook in November and a businessman from #SouthSudan outbid four others, which also included a senior Sudanese government official.

The post that went viral on Facebook read, “the biggest test of child abuse, trafficking and auctioning of a human being”, said Philips Anyang Ngong, a human rights lawyer. He also tried to stop the girl’s sale which couldn’t happen.

He said that those who were involved in this should be held responsible, including Facebook also. Plan International South Sudan, a Human rights organization, has condemned the use of the social media site for the girl’s auction. It compared it to modern-day slavery.

The organization’s director for South Sudan, George Otim, said, “This barbaric use of technology is reminiscent of latter-day slave markets”.

He also said that it’s beyond belief that a girl could be sold for marriage on the world’s biggest social networking site in this day.

A report of Human Rights Watch in 2015 noted that 40% of the girls in sub-Saharan Africa marry before they turn 18. Also, that 15 of the 20 nations with the highest rates of child marriage are in Africa.

Around 77% of the girls in Nigeria also get married before they are 18, while in Central African Republic and Chad, it’s about 60%.

This is not the first incident of trouble for Facebook though. Earlier this month, Facebook was also accused of encouraging grooming by offering teenage girls to middle-aged men as ‘friend suggestions’.

On the social networking site, teenage girls, who are about 13-year-old, and who join Facebook, are provided up to 300 suggestions regarding who they can add as their friends. Some of those suggestions include middle-aged men, being topless in their profile pictures.

Facebook, in its defence, has said that it has safeguards built into recommendation system.

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Man caught masturbating next to woman journalist no passenger helped her

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In a disgusting and yet another shameful incident, a man was caught masturbating next to a 26-year old TV journalist on Tuesday night, around 9:15 pm. The woman was coming to her home in Sangam Vihar, after work, from Kapashera. She took a cluster bus, operating on route number 517. The woman caught the man red-handed herself.

The accused has been identified as Mukesh Ranjan Kumar, who works for a tent operator. Now he has been charged for molestation, said the deputy commissioner of police (South Delhi), Vijay Kumar. He was taken under custody by the staff of police control room van that intercepted the bus near Andheriya Modh last night.

According to the woman, she was sitting on a seat reserved for women. Then the man came, stood very close to her and began staring at her. Then he started fondling himself. When she tried to give him a warning by staring back at him, but he allegedly unzipped himself, pulling out his private part when the bus reached somewhere between Vasant Kunj and Chhattarpur.

The woman also said that no passenger on the bus tried to help her out or to stop the man; the bus was full. In fact, one fellow passenger tried to stop the woman from hitting the accused when she caught him masturbating. She told that the one man who did try to intervene later refused to be a witness.

The woman then took the task in her own hands and took out her slippers and beat the molester. She then dialed the number of police control room.

Cases of public molestations, especially on public transports, against women, have also increased rapidly in the city. Earlier in February too, a middle-aged man was caught masturbating next to a Delhi University student, 21, who also made the video of him committing the act. She had reported the incident and submitted the video to the police.

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Amritsar: Blast in Adliwal village; 3 dead while around a dozen injured

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AMRITSAR: A deadly blast occurred over two hours ago during a religious ceremony of Nirankari sect in a village Gurudwara, in Adliwal, near Amritsar. As per some witnesses, two motorcycle suspects were seen firing bullets and throwing grenades on the followers of Nirankari sect.

Three people are dead while about 10 have been reported to be injured, so far.

SPS Parmar, Inspector general police, border range, informed that some incident of grenade throwing has reportedly happened. And that police force has rushed to the place, and they are yet to get the whole information.

There was already a high alert in Amritsar for a few days, after terrorist and Al-Qaeda commander Zakir Musa was spotted. He was seen with some terrorists from Hizbul Mujahideen also.

An intel report released earlier this month warned of an attack already. According to the report, Musa and Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists met with each other in Pulwama area of Jammu & Kashmir on October 26 and were planning a terror attack in the valley.

After this, in Amritsar, Punjab police’s counterintelligence wing on Thursday put a high alert after discovering the presence of at least half-a-dozen terrorists belonging to Pakistan-based group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in the state, and also that they could be moving towards the National Capital. Going by the reports, the terrorists entered India via international border in Ferozepur area.

Previously, a letter issued by the Counter Intelligence Inspector General said that at least six to seven terrorists are reportedly in Punjab (Ferozepur area) and planning to move towards Delhi from Punjab side.

This letter had also advised the authorities to step up the security levels, especially along the border. Despite all this, police failed to see this coming. Or it also means that this was a properly planned attack by the terrorists since security officials had just no clue.

Now, Delhi is also on a high alert since reports are coming that the terrorists might be heading towards the National Capital.

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