APTN National NewsA Vancouver newspaper is standing by its claims that John Furlong the former head of the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee abused Aboriginal students during his time working as a teacher in northern British Columbia.APTN National News has spoke to some of those who have put their accusations into affidavits.APTN National News reporter Ntawnis Piapot has this story.
APTN National NewsA rally was held in Edmonton Friday to protest violence against women.The protest comes a week after city police arrested an Aboriginal women, who had been sexually assaulted, for breach of conditions.Police said days later, after refusing to speak to the media, the victim never said she was assaulted when police arrived at a motel after her mother called 911. The woman was bleeding and missing a tooth.It’s an issue organizers of the rally say needs to be addressed.APTN National News reporter Keith Laboucan went to the rally.
APTN National NewsFormer Aboriginal affairs minister Jim Prentice will be leading Enbridge Inc.’s charm offensive to convince recalcitrant First Nations to support the controversial Northern Gateway Pipeline project.Enbridge said in a statement Wednesday that Prentice would be leading the energy firm’s “renewed efforts to consult…and establish partnerships with First Nations.Prentice, who is currently vice-chairman of the CIBC bank, also announced his new role on Twitter.“I have agreed to help (the Northern Gateway) project because I believe First Nations should be full partners in resource projects,” tweeted Prentice, who was Aboriginal affairs minister from 2006 to 2007. “And they should be owners of projects like the Northern Gateway Pipeline project.”Enbridge says it has agreements with 26 Aboriginal communities along the pipeline route, which will carry Alberta tar sands bitumen to the British Columbia coast. That number, however, is disputed. Enbridge only has the support of three B.C. First Nations at most and the number it uses relies heavily on Alberta support.Enbridge CEO Al Monaco said in a statement that Enbridge is committed to “reach out in a respectful way” to First Nations.“We believe Jim Prentice is uniquely suited to help us fulfill that promise,” said Monaco. “We value the constructive relationships we’ve built with our existing Aboriginal equity partners.”The pipeline project received a boost from the National Energy Board’s Joint Review Panel which found its economic benefits outweighed its environmental impact.It is now up to the Harper cabinet to make a final decision on the project. It’s expected that the project will get the federal government’s backing which has described the pipeline as being in the national interest.The project, however, faces stiff resistance from First Nation bands along the route and from Indigenous grassroots activists.Art Sterritt, executive director of the Coastal First Nations, said Prentice’s appointment is a sign of desperation on the part of Enbridge and will do little to shift opposition to the pipeline.“We’ve been dealing with a project that’s been around for eight or nine years and we are in on the last minute of this whose exercise,” said Sterritt. “It’s a last gasp by Enbridge. Enbridge knows it’s in trouble around here.”Sterritt said the pipeline poses a threat to a $3 billion fisheries and eco-tourism industry that could be wiped out by one oil spill.“Jobs already exist here. It’s not like we are in some backwater. They come along thinking we should jump if they flash a few dollars,” he said. “We have been sustaining ourselves here for many thousands or years, we are not out there begging anyone to give us a job…The reality is that the vast majority, hundreds of First Nation communities, are against this project.”The Coastal First Nations represents an alliance of coastal B.C. First Nations including the Wuikinuxv Nation, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xaixais, Nuxalk Nation, Gitga’at, Metlakatla, Old Massett, Skidegate, and the Council of the Haida Nation.At the grassroots level, the opposition is also fierce.An anti-pipeline blockade, led by the Unist’ot’en clan who are part of the Wet’suwet’en people, has dug in along the pipeline’s planned route. The blockade aims to stop the pipeline’s construction. The blockade and associated camp is situated about 66 kilometres south of Houston, BC, and about 1,000 km north of Vancouver.“(Prentice’s) track record has always shown that he has traversed a corporate-heavy trajectory in his role in the federal government. With him being the senior executive vice-president for CIBC we know that his motives have always been prioritized by the financial bottom line,” said the Unist’ot’en camp in a statement. “The banks and the governments are notorious for their disregard for the general public’s opinion as was shown in the recent NEB JRP process with the Enbridge Northern Gateway project. This is also blatantly obvious with their complete disregard for Indigenous Rights and Title issues which are subject to protection in the Constitution Act and the largest majority of Case Laws pertaining to Indigenous matters.”Prentice, who resigned in 2010 from the Harper government while environment minister, is no stranger to land battles between Ottawa and First Nations. He was Aboriginal affairs minister during Six Nation’s reclamation of an under-construction subdivision in 2006. He also negotiated the creation of the Specific Claims Tribunal with former Assembly of First Nations national chief Phil Fontaine in 2007 to avert nation-wide unrest during a planned day of action scheduled for June 29.Only the Mohawks of Tyendinaga marched out that day, blocking the railways and Hwy 401 for about 11 firstname.lastname@example.org
APTN National NewsThe pride of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut brought home a huge award.Tanya Tagaq won the Polaris Prize given annually by Canada’s music critics.When she took the stage Monday night to accept the award she had some strong words for her critics.Not her music critics, but animal rights protesters.APTN’s Kent Driscoll checked in with Tagaq Tuesday to see just how someone so soft spoken can be so outspoken.
APTN National NewsHollywood’s elite are at the 40th annual Toronto International Film Festival.One Algonquin filmmaker will premier her short film during the opening night celebrations.Her film explores Indigenous identity and representations.APTN’s Delaney Windigo has the story.
Tamara Pimentel APTN National NewsThe family of an Indigenous woman who fell 10 stories to her death in a hotel laundry chute are finally getting the inquest they’ve been asking for — a year and a half later.
Tina House APTN National NewsThe National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls has been under fire, almost since its inception.It’s been criticized for re-traumatizing families, by keeping them in the dark about what the inquiry is going to do, and when it’s going to do it.It all came to head when an open letter to head Commissioner Marion Buller was sent earlier this week.Commissioner Buller responded Friday afternoon in Vancouver.
Laurie HamelinAPTN NewsChrystal Sparrow is an artist, but not just any artist.She’s a Coast Salish carver, which for a woman isn’t common.“There’s still that stereotype with men who are like ‘did you carve that or did your brother carve that for you?’ No I carved it and yes I use a chainsaw and yes I use power tools,” Sparrow says while laughing.(Chrystal Sparrow’s late father, Irving Sparrow. Photo courtesy: Chrystal Sparrow)Chrystal’s late father was a master carver who saw her talent as a child.“I am very proud to be a Coast Salish artist and more importantly that I was taught to be a Coast Salish artist,” says Sparrow. “I am third generation and my father, Irving Sparrow had decided when I was very young that I would become a female Coast Salish carver.“And I had the privilege of learning first hand his experience through him carving in our kitchen, him talking about art and stories he heard from elders.”(Musqueam artist Chrystal Sparrow taken in her A-frame studio residency. Photo by Laurie Hamelin/APTN)Sparrow has had an exciting year.She is finishing up her last week as the City of Vancouver’s inaugural artist chosen for their A-Frame Activation program in Stanley Park.The old wooden A-frame fieldhouse by Second Beach is her studio.The goal is for artists from either Musqueam, Squamish or Tsleil-Waututh Nations to engage the community on their unceded traditional territory.“This art residency has been a really good experience,” says Sparrow. “I have had visitors come who are non First Nations and who are First Nations and it’s really been an opportunity to share my work and my views as a Coast Salish artist.“But also it’s really been an opportunity to have conversations around what reconciliation is and more importantly awkward conversations around racism, around not knowing Coast Salish people were here or knowing little about Coast Salish people.”(Welcoming Figure carved by Chrystal and Christopher Sparrow. Photo by Laurie Hamelin/APTN)Sparrow also took part in carving one of three cedar poles outside the Vancouver school district’s education centre.It was unveiled on National Indigenous Peoples Day.Sparrow teamed up with her younger brother, Christopher Sparrow.He’s also a carver.Chrystal chose to carve a female welcoming figure in honour of her Coast Salish background.“The female for me was such an important way to represent Coast Salish people and women like myself who play such an important role in our communities and our culture,” says Sparrow. “But also non First Nations women as a way to build a relationship, as a way to honour that we are all women and we are all important.“And I have been told when people see her that she is such a calm presence, that there is a wisdom there and that is so neat to hear that.”(Sparrow and her brother Christopher teamed up to carve Welcoming Figure, one of three totem poles unveiled on National Indigenous Peoples Day. Photo: Chrystal Sparrow)Chrystal says the combination of her female figure and her brother’s killer whale is very powerful.“There’s this warrior represented in the killer whale and there is this warrior woman-like figure that is embodying this strength, this energy, it feels alive,” says Chrystal. “When I see her I feel this presence about her.“I feel like we’re connected and that she’s watching me.”Sparrow is proud of her achievements and takes her art very seriously.“I have this obligation, I have this opportunity to share my work,” she says. “Not only is it being seen as something important like house figures or panels or spindle whorls, but that it is a part of history, it’s living, it’s breathing. I am really honored to have a really important role in my community and that is being a Coast Salish artist.“I am very proud of that.”Sparrow’s next goal is to start her masters degree in expressive arts therapy in Switzerland.email@example.com
TORONTO – Many Canadians are watching their mailboxes and inboxes for a personal income tax refund, now that the filing deadline has passed. But instead of a welcome influx of cash, receive a dreaded notice that their file is under review or audit.When the Canada Revenue Agency starts looking your way can be anxiety-inducing, but it doesn’t need to be, tax experts say.The best thing to do is respond and co-operate, said Jason Safar, a partner in the tax services practice of PwC.“The worst thing you can do is play the ostrich, put your head in the sand and pretend that nothing is going on,” he said.The federal government in recent years has ramped up its efforts to crack down on tax evasion, particularly by big international companies and wealthy individuals using offshore tax havens. In the 2016 Federal Budget, Ottawa earmarked $444.4 million over five years to help the CRA track down tax cheats, with the aim of raking in an additional $2.6 billion in tax over that period.There has been an increase in audit activity, in all facets, but less so for personal income taxes, said Safar. And the vast majority of Canadians will never face a personal tax audit, he added. However, more Canadians will face the less serious option called a review.“For the ‘lucky’ 0.1 per cent that does, it’s probably that there is something that is very unusual about their filings or history of filings that causes Canada Revenue Agency to want to take a closer look,” Safar said.A review, however, happens fairly often, said H&R Block senior tax professional Valorie Elgar.A CRA review is simply a request for additional information, rather than an audit which involves deeper scrutiny of your tax file.Your income tax file may be selected for review randomly, or for reasons such a discrepancy between the figures you cited and those of a third-party, such as your employer. An unusual change in your activities, such as an increase in medical expenses or child care costs, may also trigger a closer look from the tax collector.Often, once the taxpayer submits the required information to clear up confusion, that’s the end of the process, said Elgar.“Send in the documentation that they request, and then that’s usually it,” she said. “But some people do get worried.”If you do not co-operate, the CRA will likely make adjustments based on the information they have. This could lead to unwanted outcomes, such as a large tax bill plus interest charges, she said.There are several types of review, such as a pre-assessment review program that takes place before a notice of assessment is issued. A processing review happens after the notice of assessment is issued, usually between August and December.Your information could also be reviewed in a matching program after the tax assessment is issued that compares the information in your tax return to a third party, such as a financial institution.Just in case you ever find yourself in the CRA’s crosshairs, it’s important to preempt any headaches by keeping all relevant receipts used to file your tax return on hand for at least six years, said Elgar.Some documents may need to be kept on file even longer, said Safar. For example, documents in connection with a property owned by the taxpayer will need to be kept until the property is sold, in order to quantify the capital gains.If you do find yourself under audit or review by the CRA, it is important to read the letter carefully and make sure to understand what they are asking for, he added. After submitting the requested information, the CRA will commonly send the taxpayer a letter outlining their concerns and reassessment details, and the recipient has 30 days to respond before the new tax assessment is processed, said Safar.If you disagree with their conclusions at this point, let them know before that reassessment is processed, he added.If the dispute is not resolved, there is still recourse. After the reassessment comes you have the option to file a notice of objection, which will go to an appeals officer who is different from the original auditor, said Safar.If you plead your case and it falls on deaf ears, you can take the government to the Tax Court of Canada, he added. The issue can be further escalated to the Federal Court of Appeal, and if need be, you can seek leave to take your battle to the Supreme Court.“You have lots of opportunities to plead your case,” he said.However, that can take a long time and a lot of money. Depending on how much you owe the government, you will have to make a call on whether the effort and expense for this battle is worth it, Safar added.“It depends how much you’re arguing about, and how much of a person of principle you are if the amount is not significant enough to justify the cost.”
CALGARY – The Canadian government is trying to reassure Japan and other trading partners that genetically modified wheat found in southern Alberta is limited to a few plants growing along a remote access road and has not been detected in the wider supply.Japan has temporarily halted imports of Canadian wheat as it reviews the tests that Canadian officials have already done, Global Affairs spokesman Jesse Wilson said in a statement.“The government of Canada is working with its key trading partners to ensure they have all the necessary information and are relying on science-based evidence to limit market disruption,” he wrote Friday.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said Thursday that it tested wheat plants that survived spraying for weeds and found they were genetically modified to tolerate herbicide.The agency said extensive scientific testing has found the wheat is isolated to the site where it was found and poses no food safety risk.Such modified wheat is not approved for commercial use in Canada.“Temporary market closure is a standard protocol for the Japanese,” Wilson said.“CFIA officials are already in close contact to share data, review evidence and demonstrate full transparency, which is exactly as it should be when it comes to keeping trade open.”The Japanese embassy in Ottawa said Friday the country’s ministry of agriculture, forestry and fisheries temporarily suspended the import tender and sale of Canadian wheat to domestic milling companies in response to the CFIA’s announcement.“The embassy understands that the details with regard to this issue are being worked out between the competent authorities of the two countries,” it said.The Alberta government said the dozen genetically modified red spring wheat plants were found last fall in a roadside ditch near Strathmore, east of Calgary.“We’re disappointed with Japan’s decision to suspend the trade of Canadian wheat, and we are working to provide them with the assurances they need to reopen markets,” Economic Development Minister Deron Bilous said Friday.Alberta’s wheat exports totalled $2.1 billion last year. The top two buyers are the United States, at $280 million a year, followed by Japan at $203 million.Bilous said the United States has not contacted Canada to express concern but said the province is reaching out to its trading partners regardless.Kevin Bender, chairman of the Alberta Wheat Commission, said Japan’s move is concerning.“If they stop importing our grain, that’s a major blow to our exports of wheat,” he said.“My hope is that it would be short-lived based on, first of all, Canada’s reputation as a high-quality producer of wheat and food, our safety record, the fact that this is an isolated event.”Japan imported 1.4 million tonnes of wheat from Canada last year and 1.6 million tonnes the year before, said Cam Dahl, president of Cereals Canada.“Japan is a very good customer,” he said. “More than that, they are a premium customer. They are the highest grade buyer of Canadian wheat in the world.”Both Bender and Dahl said there has been no indication other countries are contemplating similar moves.“I am watching Korea very closely as well as China and the EU,” said Dahl.The CFIA said it isn’t sure how the modified wheat came to be on the access road.That’s worrisome to the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network, a coalition of 16 farming, environmental and social justice groups focused on genetic engineering in food.“We’re relieved this is an isolated contamination case but we’re concerned that the government couldn’t determine how it happened,” said Lucy Sharratt, a co-ordinator with the network. “Without knowing the cause, contamination could happen again.”The CFIA said it will work with the landowner to monitor the area over the next three years to help prevent any genetically modified wheat from persisting.— with files from Dean Bennett in Edmonton
Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,225.65, up 77.15 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down 13 cents, or 2.04 per cent, to $6.25 on 11.48 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Healthcare. Down $1.52, or 3.6 per cent, to $40.68 on 8.58 million shares.MEG Energy Corp. (TSX:MEG). Oil and gas. Down 15 cents, or 2.06 per cent, to $7.42 on 6.23 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down six cents, or 1.29 per cent, to $4.58 on 5.56 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down 16 cents, or 1.36 per cent, to $11.60 on 4.94 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH) Healthcare. Down 12 cents, or 1.14 per cent, to $10.39 on 4.82 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Air Canada Inc. (TSX:AC). Airlines. Up 47 cents, or $2.01, to $23.87 on 1.16 million shares. The company said its chief operating officer Ben Smith will leave the airline to take the role of chief executive at Air France-KLM. The longtime No. 2 at Air Canada will be the first non-French national to helm the Franco-Dutch airline.
GENEVA — China and the United States have traded barbs again at the World Trade Organization, with the U.S. ambassador accusing China of theft of technology and an envoy from Beijing retorting that the U.S. was “finger-pointing.”The standoff comes as many countries lined up to criticize and question Trump administration policies in a WTO trade policy review of the United States, a regular process that WTO member states undergo.Wednesday marked the second and final closed-door session on the U.S. after a first one on Monday.U.S. Ambassador Dennis Shea sought to re-direct attention on China, saying it would subsidize its industries to squeeze foreign producers and dump products at cheap prices abroad, a transcript of his remarks showed.The Associated Press
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Organizers of the Crystal Cup and Sid Davis Youth Memorial have provided a weather update for tonight’s opening night, February 22.With the weather predicted to get colder, they are encouraging everyone to bundle up, and bundle up good.Along with the colder temperatures, it has brought an amount of snow that has piled up throughout the day. Organizers say they will be going forward with tonight’s games and are currently clearing the drift off the rinks.They also say that some shovelling may be required right up until 6:00 p.m., adding that all teams will be required to help shovel.“There still may be some snow on the rinks so please prepare to shovel a bit those playing in the first games at 6:00 p.m. It is also in the rules and regulations that all teams grab a shovel and clear the rinks for the next team at the end of their games.”For further updates, be sure to follow the Crystal Cup Facebook page.
Singapore: A Singaporean couple was on Monday jailed for abusing a Myanmar maid after the pair force-fed her with a funnel, made her eat her own vomit and threatened to kill her family if she reported the maltreatment. In a case described by Singapore prosecutors as “arguably one of the worst of its kind” in the city-state, the married couple — who were sentenced two years ago over the abuse of another maid — beat and kicked their helper and made her clean the house in her underwear. Also Read – US, Japan sign trade agreements on agriculture and digital exportMoe Moe Than, 32, was also given little food, limited use of the toilet and faced threats that her parents in Myanmar would be killed if she reported the abuse, court documents showed. District Judge Olivia Low on Monday sentenced the woman, Chia Yun Ling, to 47 months in prison and ordered her to pay a fine. Her husband, Tay Wee Kiat, a former information technology manager, was jailed for 24 months. They were ordered to pay compensation to the maid. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USTheir mistreatment of Than during her employment of nearly a year in 2012 was detailed in more than 20 charges. “In the present case, the accused persons had systematically and persistently abused Moe Moe Than both physically and psychologically throughout the period of her employment,” state prosecutors told the court. One charge said Chia, a former senior sales manager, force-fed the maid a mixture of rice and sugar through a funnel after the helper told her she did not have enough food to eat. This caused the victim to choke and she ran to the toilet to throw up, the charge said. Chia followed, scolded and slapped the maid, and instructed her to throw up into a plastic bag “and thereafter (made) to eat her own vomit,” the charge added. The same couple were in March 2017 sentenced to jail terms for abusing their Indonesian maid — the husband for two years and four months and the wife for two months. They have yet to serve those sentences. Singapore has taken a tough stand against maid abuse to protect some 250,000 domestic workers from other parts of Asia who work in the affluent nation for higher salaries.
BEIRUT: Syrian state media on Saturday cited a hospital in government-held Hama as saying 21 people suffered choking symptoms from poison gas after rebels shelled a village. A war monitor, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, also said 21 people were hospitalised with choking symptoms, but it was not known if this was from chemicals or smoke and dust raised by the shelling. State news agency SANA cited the head of the Saqilbia National Hospital as saying the attack took place in the village of al-Rasif and it published images and footage of people lying in hospital beds wearing oxygen masks. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe area is near the frontline between the Syrian government and the last major rebel enclave in the northwest where army bombardment has escalated in recent weeks despite a Russian-Turkish deal to stop fighting. On Friday and Saturday, airstrikes on rebel-held areas in the northwest killed 15 people including four children and injured 25 others the Observatory said. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a global watchdog, has documented systematic use of nerve agent sarin and chlorine during Syria’s eight-year conflict. From 2015-17, a joint U.N.-OPCW team was appointed to find blame in gas attacks and said Syrian government troops had used both chemicals several times. It also found that Islamic State had used sulfur mustard gas. The OPCW is looking into an alleged gas attack in November in government-held Aleppo that made up to 100 people ill, and which Damascus and its ally Russia blamed on insurgents.
Raipur: Maoists exploded an improvised explosive device (IED) in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Tuesday, killing five policemen who were escorting BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi who too was killed, authorities said. The deadly explosion took place around 5.30 p.m. in Kuakonda area in Dantewada. “All the killed security personnel are from District Reserve Group,” said an official. The District Reserve Group is a locally raised force vested with battling Maoists. Mandavi was the lone Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Bastar region which accounts for 12 Assembly seats. The Maoist attack came two days before the start of the Lok Sabha polls.
New Delhi: Hospitality firm OYO Thursday launched its year long initiative, OYO partner engagement network (OPEN), to help its over 8,700 asset owner partners in India reach their business goals. OPEN is founded on four key pillars — promises to partners, supporting growth, engagement, and recognition of asset partners, OYO CEO India and South Asia Aditya Ghosh told reporters here. Commitment to partners constitute six core promises including transparent payment protocols, financial support, multiple touch points to connect, marketing excellence, tech innovation and regulatory compliance assistance, he added. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal Commenting on the launch, Ghosh said: “With the launch of OPEN, we are laying the foundations of a structured way of exchanging ideas, providing support and most importantly, building a relationship of trust on which we hope to build the next several decades to come.” This is a industry-first initiative in the hospitality space, he added. As part of the promise of regulatory compliance assistance, OYO will also help asset owners navigate regulatory and compliance requirements for business continuity and provide access to pan-India list of local legal and accounting firms that specialise in industry requirements, Ghosh said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost As for the transparent payment protocols promise, the asset owners will receive 18 per cent interest on delayed payments and resolution for exceptions will be done before the due date, he added. The company has also launched Co-OYO app which will transparently provide business metrics, Ghosh said. Through the Co-OYO app, asset owners can have complete visibility on cash flows, business performance, pricing, customer reviews and recommendations, he added. “At OYO, we are on a mission to create quality living spaces and make it accessible and affordable for millions of our customers and we cannot do this without the active support and encouragement of our asset owner partners,” Ghosh said. OYO Hotels and Homes currently has over 8,700 asset owners in India, across over 259 cities with a room count of around 176,000 rooms. The company had recently announced an investment commitment of Rs 1,400 crore for the current fiscal in India and South Asia.
New Delhi: The way Kings XI Punjab opener Chris Gayle was batting against the Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla here, it needed something magical from the hosts to dismiss the West Indian. And it was Colin Ingram’s brilliance in the outfield that ended Gayle’s blistering knock. On Saturday, Gayle, who top-scored with 69 off 37 balls against Delhi, was looking to be in an threatening form as he was scoring boundaries at will and help Punjab post a huge total. He hit six fours and five monstrous sixes before becoming Sandeep Lamichhane’s victim. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh It was in the 12th over of the Kings XI inning that the big-hitting Jamaican, while trying to hit his sixth maximum of the inning, was caught brilliantly at the boundary. South Africa’s Ingram, standing at deep mid-wicket, leapt to take the catch. However, with the momentum taking him over the rope, he showed great presence of mind and threw the ball — while being himself in the air with force — towards Axar Patel standing near long-on, thus completing a great relay catch. The official Twitter handle of the Indian Premier League posted the video of the catch along with the caption: “Ingram-Axar’s perfect relay catch.” Saturday’s game saw Delhi Capitals defeat the Punjab-based franchise by five wickets.
Greater Noida: Gautam Buddh Nagar police, on Tuesday, arrested two more persons who were accused of thrashing a 25-years-old woman, working at a unisex salon in Greater Noida. The woman was allegedly thrashed by a group of men, including the owner of salon, after she demanded her salary.According to police, the arrested persons were identified as Sohail, a native of sector 12 area of Noida and Shera, a native of Hapur. Police have already arrested the owner of Salon, Wasim, on Monday. Arvind Kumar Pathak, Station House Officer, of Knowledge Park police station told Millennium Post that Sohail is the real brother of salon owner Wasim while Shera works at the salon. “Following the incident, police had registered an FIR against unknown persons on the basis of complaint received from the victim. Police identified the accused in the case through the video of incident which was shot by one of the onlookers. The two accused who were nabbed by police on Tuesday were arrested from Ishaan college cut in Greater Noida,” said Pathak. The officer further said that one more accused had also been seen thrashing the woman and police are making efforts to nab him as well. “Police have arrested three persons in the case while the fourth accused is absconding and we are making efforts to trace him as well. Meanwhile, the group of men who were seen thrashing the woman in the video include the owner of salon, Wasim, who thrashed the girl using stick and dragged her with hairs,” added Pathak. The incident occurred on Saturday morning in Kaushalya residency area of Knowledge park. The victim, a resident of Phase-II area of Noida, who had been working at Venus Unisex salon from past the two months was brutally thrashed in front of a crowd while a video of the whole incident was captured by an onlooker which went viral.
Chandigarh: Bhagwant Mann, the Aam Aadmi Party Punjab unit chief, said, here on Saturday, Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has put his stamp on the allegations of Sukhbir Badal-Amarinder Singh bonhomie that the AAP has been levelling since the Congress government came to power in the state. Mann, the AAP candidate for the Sangrur Lok Sabha seat, quoted Sidhu as saying both were in league to protect each other’s personal and political interests. In a statement, Mann said even though the people of Punjab were privy to the ‘friendly’ match between both the families the views expressed by none other than a senior Cabinet Minister in the Amarinder Singh government was significant and endorsed the AAP’s allegations. Had there been no friendly feelings between the two prominent political families, umpteen cases of corruption against the Badals would not have been shelved nor would Amarinder Singh have received a clean chit in the multi-crore scams, the AAP leader said.