‘Mandsaur rape victim wants to go home’

first_imgThe eight-year-old girl, who was allegedly gang-raped in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur district on June 26, has been telling the doctors treating her that she wants to go home, a senior doctor of the hospital where she has been admitted said on Monday.Severe injuriesThe girl, who suffered severe injuries to her neck, face, head and private parts in the incident, is being treated at the State-run Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital here since June 27.“She is frequently saying that she wants to go home. We are going to form a team of expert doctors, including the paediatricians treating her, to decide when she should be discharged,” superintendent Dr. V.S. Pal told reporters here.He added that the girl had recovered a lot physically and was mentally stable now.The victim was allegedly abducted from outside her school and raped by two men on June 26.The accused had also allegedly tried to kill her by slitting her throat with a knife.Accused arrestedThe police subsequently arrested the two accused — Irfan alias Bhaiyu (20) and Asif (24) — and charged them under the relevant sections of the IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.They are now in judicial custody.last_img read more

Yogi govt. presents ₹4.79 lakh crore budget

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday allocated ₹1,200 crore for a scheme for girls and ₹612 crore for stray cattle and construction of cow shelters in its budget for 2019-20 financial year ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.The Yogi Adityanath government presented a ₹4.79 lakh crore budget, which is 12% higher than ₹4,28,384.52 crore earmarked for the current financial year ending March 2019.After the presentation of his government’s third budget, Mr. Adityanath said it is the biggest one in the history of Uttar Pradesh.“The budget should be ‘lok kalyankari’ (welfare-oriented) rather than ‘lok lubhawan’ (populist),” he said even as the Opposition parties described it as a “populist budget”.In his speech, punctuated with Urdu couplets, State Finance Minister Rajesh Agarwal announced new schemes worth ₹21,212.95 crore, including the ‘Kanya Sumangala Yojana’ to improve health and educational facilities for girls and bring in a positive change in the thinking towards women.An allocation of ₹612.6 crore has been made for maintenance of stray cattle and constructing “gaushalas” (cowsheds). The announcement comes against the backdrop of reports claiming that farmers are locking up bovines in schools and public health centres following instances of stray cattle damaging crops.Scheme for minorities The government would provide ₹942 crore towards scholarship scheme for students belonging to minority communities and ₹459 crore proposed for modernisation of Arabi-Farsi madrasas.Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the Uttar Pradesh government has earmarked ₹3,194 crore for construction of expressways and₹13,135 crore for laying of roads in the State. It has also allocated ₹3,522 crore for the maintenance of roads and expressways by the Public Works Department.A budgetary provision of ₹2,100 crore would be made for construction and maintenance of bridges apart from ₹850 crore to connect the villages and settlements through concrete link roads under various schemes. Also, ₹1,174 crore would be earmarked for widening and strengthening of important roads on the inter-State and international border.Another ₹500 crore would be provided for acquiring land to develop defence corridor along with Bundelkhand Expressway and ₹100 crore allocated for strengthening of the proposed Agra-Lucknow entry-controlled 6-lane expressway project.Ayodhya developmentAllocations have been made for development of Ayodhya, including ₹200 crore for an airport and ₹101 crore for the development of tourist spots in the city.Mr. Agarwal said Shri Kashi Vishwanath Special Area Development Board has been set up to ensure implementation of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Mandir Expansion Scheme in Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.He said ₹207 crore has been pegged for the expansion and beautification of the road from the Ganga bank to Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi. The Opposition parties lashed out at the government for presenting a “populist” budget.“However populist the budget might be in an election year, the works all through the year relating to people’s welfare and interest and control over law and order are important for the common people,” BSP president Mayawati said in a tweet.Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said the budget is a betrayal of the people in the name of “Sab ka Saath, Sab ka Vikas”. Congress spokesman Ashok Singh said the budget was aimed at befooling the people of the State.last_img read more

D-League: Ragasa cleared of any serious injuries after bad fall

first_imgEvery 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV LATEST STORIES Mental toughness key to upsetting Pocari Sweat, says Pamilar Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Curiously, Ragasa and Herndon were teammates last conference with Victoria Sports-MLQU.Despite missing Ragasa, Batangas held on to its 81-79 victory to stay unbeaten in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Batangas guard John Ragasa gets fitted with a neck brace after getting elbowed by Wangs’ Robbie Herndon. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netBatangas guard John Ragasa escaped any major injuries following his spinal x-ray on Tuesday.Coach Eric Gonzales provided details on his bearded playmaker after his collision with Wangs Basketball swingman Robbie Herndon in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT “He is good. As per the x-ray, there are no anomalies found and according to the test, he’s negative to any complications. He was cleared by the doctors to go home and get some rest,” the mentor said in a short text message.READ: De Joya tows Batangas to 2nd straight winFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRagasa suffered whiplash after getting elbowed to the jaw by Herndon at the 4:57 mark of the fourth quarter. He banged his head on the court and was left dazed as he struggled to get on his feet.The 25-year-old was immediately taken back to the team’s dugout, where medics fitted him with a neck brace before being rushed to the Medical City in Pasig. View commentslast_img read more