NATION BRIEFS 11-11-2013

Organ donors Chopper snag Jail degree Deer ‘killer’ Eco-gyms Sikh award Nobel wall Legal helpline Shweta statement Writer dead Student case

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 11.11.13
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Organ donors

New Delhi, Nov. 10 (PTI): AIIMS and the Indian Society for Trauma and Acute Care felicitated several families today for donating the organs of their loved ones.

Seema Bindal, among the many who were felicitated, said: “I wanted my daughter to remain alive and that is why I donated her organs. Today she is alive among others to whom she has given life.” Seema’s 16-year-old daughter, Surbhi, was crushed to death after a wall collapsed on her.

Chopper snag

Meerut (PTI): A chopper carrying home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde landed on wet ground on Sunday following which its wheels got stuck in the mud. Shinde wasn’t hurt and inaugurated the CRPF’s Academy for Riot Control before flying back to Delhi.

Jail degree

Mumbai (PTI): A youth held for planting a bomb in a local train in 2006 has completed a three-year degree course in tourism in jail through distance learning. Ethesham Siddiqui, 31, lodged in the Arthur Road jail, has also done certificate courses in Urdu, Arabic and human rights, according to his lawyer.

Deer ‘killer’

Erode (PTI): Forest department officials have arrested one person for killing a deer and possessing its meat. The accused allegedly confessed to killing the animal and has been remanded in judicial custody for15 days.

Eco-gyms

New Delhi (PTI): The New Delhi municipal council (NDMC) will set up 33 eco-friendly gyms that can be used for free. The equipment at the gyms will be eco-friendly and designed for use with minimum risk, NDMC chairperson Jalaj Srivastava said. The project’s unique feature will be the “acupressure walks” — a 10m pebbled path.

Sikh award

London (PTI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has been presented with an award for his services to the Sikh community. The Sikh Awards 2013 citation acknowledged Cameron as the first serving UK Prime Minister to visit the Golden Temple.

Nobel wall

New Delhi (PTI): The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, in collaboration with the Swedish embassy, set up a Nobel Memorial Wall at the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station to spread awareness about Nobel laureates from India, with special focus on Rabindranath Tagore.

exhibition on the Nobel laureates will be on display from November 9 to 15, which will be celebrated as the Nobel Memorial Week.

Legal helpline

New Delhi (PTI): Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam has suggested opening 24-hour legal aid helplines and clinics to offer advice to victims of of rape and other heinous crimes.

Shweta statement

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov. 10 (PTI): Actress Shweta Menon today rejected reports that she had withdrawn the complaint against Congress MP N. Peethambara Kurup under pressure.

“Seeing the MP tendering apology through TV channels, my 82-year-old father suggested I give up legal proceedings,” she said, adding that she had met the chief minister to narrate how she was harassed.

Writer dead

Jaipur: Rajasthani folk story writer Vijaydan Detha, one of whose stories was made into the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Paheli, died after a heart attack on Sunday in his village Borunda, near Jodhpur. He was 87.

Student case

Nashik (PTI): Three employees of Nashik’s Bhonsala Military School have been charged with negligence for a student’s death on May 15, police said. Nihal Sandeep Shaha, 16, had got electrocuted allegedly after touching a water cooler.