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Teacher accused of sexually harassing 16 students in Uttar Pradesh
Crime, INDIA TODAY

Teacher accused of sexually harassing 16 students in Uttar Pradesh

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India Uttar Pradesh has witnessed another unprecedented heinous incidents. This time in Muzaffarpur, a teacher was accused of sexually harassing 16 female students in the name of examination.  This incident has caused a great stir in the area. The question also arises as to how a teacher can cause such a horrible incident.  A First Information Report FIR, has already been lodged against the accused teachers and school owners, while investigation has commenced.  It is learned that the teacher called the students from Purkaji area at night in the name of CBSE practical examination. The teacher told all the students to stay at school at night. Then drugs were alleged to have been mixed in the food which was served at night, and the teacher sexu...
NIA files charge against 3 accused of hurling bombs at MLA Singh’s office
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NIA files charge against 3 accused of hurling bombs at MLA Singh’s office

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India The National Investigation Agency NIA has filed charges against three suspects accused of hurling bombs adjacent to the gate of the office of Shri Pawan Kumar Singh, MLA of West Bengal Legislative Assembly on 08.09.2021. The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that the act was targeted at the MLA Singh and his family members.  The suspects names were given as Sonu Jaiswal @ Telua S/o Samraj @ Shyam Raj Jaiswal (Juvenile), Arif Akhtar @ Chand @ Chana S/o Akhtar Ali, Rahul Kumar @ Rahul Saroj @ Rahul Pasi S/o Dipak Pasi u/s 436, 201 read with 34 of IPC and Section 3 & 4 of Explosive Substances Act. They were charged before the NIA Special Court, Kolkata. A case No. 686/2021 dated 08.09.2021, was registered at Jagaddal PS, District North 24 P...
Bungoma school receives Young Scientists Kenya 2021 Trophy
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Bungoma school receives Young Scientists Kenya 2021 Trophy

By: Dishon Amanya and Ian Imbaiza A few months ago two form four students at the St. Mary’s Kamba secondary school in Kanduyi, Bungoma County won the 2021 Young Scientists Kenya (YSK) National Science and Technology Exhibition, health category. Valerie Wanjala and Claire Wesonga scoop the award for the most innovative project in health, after they presented an idea on reversible male family planning pill from Mondia Whitei, commonly referred to as Mkombero and another plant known as justica genderusa. The students made Kamba Secondary to appear on the map after defeating bigger schools like Alliance Girls who emerged the second best in the competition. The Celebration that took place at the Kamba school ground was attended by the Chairman of KUPPET, Bungoma  County, The A...
Sports encourages youth towards healthy activities – Bilawal
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Sports encourages youth towards healthy activities – Bilawal

By: Ashrafuddin Pirzada PAKISTAN: Young parliamentarian on Saturday said that promoting sports and culture activities could be the best tool to wipe out social evil and encourag youth towards healthy activities in the militancy suffered district Khyber. Speaking at the prize distribution ceremony, MPA Bilawal Khan Afridi said that the main purpose of the event was to promote such healthy activites.He said sports and culture events could motivate youth to contribute and discourage anti social elements. He said peace could be maintained when the government along with the civil society promote sports and culture in the region. He said presence of hundreds of spectators at the Jamrud sports stadium proved that peace has returned to the region. He urged people to work for the longlast...
Special Task Force Police arrest two drug traffickers in Kolkata
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Special Task Force Police arrest two drug traffickers in Kolkata

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India Two drug peddlers have been arrested by the Special Task Force of Kolkata Police from Tangra with different types of drugs.  One of the suspect is a resident of Bangaon, a place inside the Indian state West Bengal and near the India Bangladesh International border. The other drug trafficker is from another Indian state Rajasthan.  As per the police sources, after receiving the tip-off related to the drug racket, the special task force raided and seized narcotics valued at 10 crore.  The suspects were booked beneath the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances ( NDPS) Act,1985. The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, commonly referred to as the NDPS Act, is an Act of the Parliament of India that prohibits a...
Kolkata Police buying Cornershot guns, gas masks for Commandos
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Kolkata Police buying Cornershot guns, gas masks for Commandos

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India The Kolkata Police headquarters Lalbazar plans to hand over sophisticated firearms like corner Guns to the Kolkata police commando  force.  This news has been learnt from a special source of Kolkata Police.  These corner shots in commando operations are now virtually irresistible around the world in situations such as militant attacks or the release of hostages from the clutches of militants.  This corner shot was invented by Israel in 2000. Naturally seeing the effectiveness of corner shots, China, India and many other countries have created their own versions.  In the case of our country DRDO makes this corner shot song.  Special forces and elite commandos from countries like USA, Russia, Iran, Pakistan, Sou...
Bengaluru police arrest 7 suspects, recover 4.9kg gold worth Rs.2.25 Crore
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Bengaluru police arrest 7 suspects, recover 4.9kg gold worth Rs.2.25 Crore

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India  The Central Division police of Halasuru Gate, Bengaluru arrested a gang of seven including the security guards of a gold company for robbing a 5.5 kgs of gold bullion worth Rs 2.5 crore from a jeweller after attacking him and his employees in Cubbonpet on November 19.  Halasurgate is in the Indian state Bengaluru.  Commissioner of Police, Kamal Pant, told reporters, a complaint was registered in Halasurgate police station by the victim, Siddeshwar Haribha Shinde along with his associate Suraj Srikanth Jadhav who stated in the complaint that they were returning on scooter after purchasing 5.5kgs of bullion from a gold company in Indian express building, when the accused confronted them and attacked with a sword. S...
Gov Wangamati enrolls 540 birth companions on NHIF, monthly stipend
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Gov Wangamati enrolls 540 birth companions on NHIF, monthly stipend

By: Dishon Amanya, Kenya Governor Wangamati today enrolled 540 Birth Companions on NHIF. He also enlisted them on a monthly stipend of Sh2,000 and Sh300 for every hospital delivery. The move is part of Governor Wangamati's efforts to promote safe motherhood and the general primary healthare in Bungoma  County.  The birth companions, who previously served as Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs), have since been trained and redeployed to refer and accompany expectant mothers in their care to the nearest health facility either for antenatal care or even deliveries. In a drastic departure from the past where they conducted deliveries themselves, the Birth Companions now join the Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) in ensuring as many mothers as possible deliver in hospital...
Bungoma County Govt Signs MoU With AMREF Health Africa
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Bungoma County Govt Signs MoU With AMREF Health Africa

By: Dishon Amanya, Kenya Governor Wycliffe Wangamati has signed a pact with AMREF HEALTH AFRICA  that will formalise the working relationship between the two entities.  In the MOU, AMREF Health Africa commits to offer financial and technical support in the health sector to fight malaria and TB among other Neglected Tropical Diseases in the county.  Presently, AMREF  Health Africa is running an intensive campaign  to eradicate Bilharzia, tape worms and round worms by the year 2023.  The drive facilitated by END Fund,  in collaboration with the Ministry of  Health expect to reach all the 45 wards in the distribution of drugs to treat the two diseases.  Speaking during the function AMREF HEALTH AFRICA Deputy County Director Mr.  Alb...
Media urged to play role to end violence against women
PAKISTAN 24

Media urged to play role to end violence against women

By: Ashrafuddin Pirzada PAKISTAN: Rubab Mehdi,regional commissioner for protection of women against harassment at workplace on Tuesday said that government and civil society should join hands to end violence against women at work place so that women folk could perform their duties without fear.  A large number of students including girls and boys, professors and civil society members attended the seminar.  The aim of the 16-day activism was to encourage the raising of women voices against injustices, violations or deprivation of their due rights. The seminar,at Peshawar University, was organized by the Aurat Foundation with the collaboration of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the status of women as a series of 16-day activism campaign to eliminate Violence Against W...
Man stabs lover for rejecting his marriage proposal, hangs self in Kenya
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Man stabs lover for rejecting his marriage proposal, hangs self in Kenya

By: Dishon Amanya Residents of Rurare village, Musikoma ward Kanduyi constituency Bungoma County woke up to a rude shock after Evans Wanjala, 34, committed suicide after a girl he was dating dismissed his request of getting married to him. Preliminary investigations indicate that before the deceased committed suicide he raided the girl’s home stabbed her lover severally on the stomach on allegations that she has been conning him money but at last she turned down his offer of marrying him and that he found another man with her. Speaking through an interview, Fidelis Mechumo, brother to the deceased, said that the deceased has been having a love affair with Juliet Makokha, 29, for the past 9 months after he divorced his wife over ‘Mpango wa kando’. He added that his brother has ...
Orissa’s Matilda Kullu joins Forbes list of most influential Women in India
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Orissa’s Matilda Kullu joins Forbes list of most influential Women in India

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India Matilda Kullu, a lady Asha worker from Baragaon of Sundargarh district of India’s state Orissa became one of the most influential and powerful Women in India in 2021 declared by Forbes India Magazine.  Network 18 venture in partnership with hip with Forbes Media LLC, is India's leading business magazine that helps readers understand the phenomenon behind news, connect the dots and get cutting-edge perspectives.  An accredited social health activist (ASHA) is a community health worker instituted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) as part of India's National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). It was started in n 2005.  In 2021, Forbes India published a list of the most influential women in the country...
House burglar nabbed in Bengaluru, after stealing valuables worth Rs 20 lakh
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House burglar nabbed in Bengaluru, after stealing valuables worth Rs 20 lakh

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India At Bengaluru, India, Operatives of the West Division of Jnanabharathi police station have arrested a habitual House burglar and recovered stolen valuables worth Rs.20 lakh from him.  The accused has been identified as Syed Ahmed, 38.  Senior officer told the Press, based on a complaint filed by the house owner in Jnanabharathi police station, the police stepped up patrolling and managed to zero in on the accused who was moving suspiciously near a jewels shop to sell the stolen property, the team questioned him and were not convinced to his statement, they apprehended him for further questioning.  During investigation the accused confessed to the crime and after a detailed investigation by the team it was discovered that the accuse...
Uttar Pradesh: 4 hacked to death in Dalit family, one gang raped
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Uttar Pradesh: 4 hacked to death in Dalit family, one gang raped

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India Four family members of a dalit (lower caste) family was brutally killed in Prayagraj at the Indian state Uttar Pradesh. Amongst the killed were a 50-year aged male, one 45 year aged female, a 16 year old girl along with a 10 year old boy.  There are also further allegations that the teenage girl might have been gangraped before her murder.  In this horrific incident, the accusation was leveled against a neighbouring upper caste family. The kin of the victims alleged that the upper caste family had tortured the lower caste family members many times before. Both the families were having some land related disputes from the year 2019.  Congress leader and Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi is expected to meet the families of...
Terrorism: India NIA files charges against Hardeep Singh Nijjar
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Terrorism: India NIA files charges against Hardeep Singh Nijjar

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India The National Investigation Agency NIA on Thursday, filed Charge Sheet under sections 120-B, 153-B Indian Penal Code and 13,17,18,20,38 and 40 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act before the NIA Special Court, New Delhi against accused Hardeep Singh Nijjar, originally a resident of Jalandhar of Indian state Punjab and currently residing in Surrey, Canada. The case pertains to a conspiracy hatched by Hardeep Singh Nijjar of proscribed terrorist organization Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), and others to carry out terrorist acts in India.  Nijjar used to send funds to India through various MTSS services and hawala channels for developing a network of sympathizers for undertaking targeted killings in Punjab and was trying to arrange arms ...
Reprieve for Gender Based Violence as Govt aims to Upscale Rescue Centers
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Reprieve for Gender Based Violence as Govt aims to Upscale Rescue Centers

By: Dishon Amanya The State Department for Gender in partnership with development partners and other stakeholders yesterday launched the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence campaign at KICC, Nairobi. This year's theme, Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now will see Kenya stand with the rest of the world and in solidarity against GBV. The 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence is an international campaign that calls for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. The campaign runs annually from 25th November to 10th of December. In Bungoma, CAS Ministry of Public Administration and Gender Hon. Rachael Shebesh,PS Gender Collete Suda, Country Director UN Women Ms. Ann Mutavati and Bungoma County Women Rep Hon. Catherine W...
BWT Sends Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan
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BWT Sends Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

By: Ashrafuddin Pirzada PAKISTAN: Bismillah Welfare Trust(BWT) on Wednesday sent tons of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan which would be distributed among the needy people in different parts of the Afghanistan. Talking to The Daily Vendor newspaper Bismillah Welfare Trust Chairman Haji Zarbullah Shinwari said that as goodwill gesture they donated seven trucks of food items,blankets and winter season stuff to their Muslim brothers and sisters in Afghanistan. He said at the eve of winter season thousands of Afghans including women,children and elderly men were in dire need of foods,blankets and warm jackets to protect themselves from the cold weather. Zarbullah said they handed over the loaded trucks to Pak-Afghan Cooperation Forum at Torkham border which would be transpor...
Indian Army hoists world’s largest National flag in Ladakh
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Indian Army hoists world’s largest National flag in Ladakh

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India  Indian Army on Sunday hoisted a 76ft tall flag in Ladakh overlooking the Hanle Valley at an altitude of 15,000 feet.  Ladakh is the highest plateau in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.  Much of it is over 3,000 m (9,800 ft) above sea level. It spans the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges and the upper Indus River valley.  The Indus is the most important part of Ladakh for its people.  The Fire and Fury Corps of the Indian Army hoisted the flag and shared a video of the event on Twitter. The flag was constructed by the Indian Army and the Flag Foundation of India.  The grand ceremony was held to celebrate the 152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.  A 1,000 kg handwoven khadi ...
Three dead as SUV collides with cab in Bengaluru
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Three dead as SUV collides with cab in Bengaluru

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India Three persons were on Friday confirmed dead in a road accident that occurred at one of the Indian state Bengaluru. The fatal accident on NH-7 on Devanahalli Airport flyover left the three died on the spot, while leaving another two seriously injured. The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that the Injured persons were rushed to a hospital in Bengaluru. Senior officers as, Joint Commissioner of traffic police, Dr BR Ravikanthe Gowda, along with DCP Traffic North, Savitha S along with other officers as, ACP, Ashok and Chikkajala traffic Inspector, Ms.Hamsaveni, and other staff rushed to the scene of the accident to inspect and take record of the situation. Traffic on the busy airport road was however disrupted.  It was learnt that the incide...
Revival of Khyber Safari Train to commence soon — Qadri
PAKISTAN 24

Revival of Khyber Safari Train to commence soon — Qadri

By: Ashrafuddin Pirzada PAKISTAN: On the directives of federal minister Dr, Noorul Haq Qadri, Pakistan Railway officials and technical staff visited Kbyber district to rebuild the British era Safari railway track damaged by flash floods fourteen years ago. The railway officials team was comprised of devisional superintendent Peshawar Muhammad Yousuf,Lahore railway headquaters chief engineer Irfanulhaq, assistant general manager traffic Mazhar Ali Shah and their tichnical staff. They first inspected the railway track at various points in district Khyber especially in Landikotal. They also checked the damaged railway track washed away in flash floods in the past years in Khyber Zakhakhel localities. The Safari railway track was functional upto 2007 and the train used to run...
CCB Police arrest wanted notorious criminal in Bengaluru
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CCB Police arrest wanted notorious criminal in Bengaluru

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police of organised crime wing has arrested one of the most wanted notorious criminal Sheeter Palani who was wanted in more than 20 cases. The CCB police were on the lookout for Palani alias kerchief Palani who was on the run after his involvement in one murder case. Palani had allegedly killed one Munna kumar at Bellandur over a trivial issue a few months ago. Tipped off about the movement of Palani near the Hosur Road cemetery, CCB Assistant Commissioner of Police (Organised Crime Wing) Parameshwar and other officials arrived at the spot at midnight on Tuesday. The police team after a brief chase cautioned Palani to surrender.  However, agitated Palani attacked one police Inspector Harish Kumar with a dagger...
Ex Minister, elders reject merger, demand restoration of Khasadars, levies forces
PAKISTAN 24

Ex Minister, elders reject merger, demand restoration of Khasadars, levies forces

By: Ashrafuddin Pirzada PAKISTAN: Rejecting the unacceptable and forced merged of tribal agencies into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, tribal elders in a joint consultative gathering with the government officials demanded the reinstatement of tribal elders Jirga, Khasadar and levies forces which they said would be in the best interest of the 12 million tribal residents. Speaking on the occasion former federal minister Malik Waris Khan Afridi, Malik Darya Khan Zakhakhel, Malik Abdur Razaq Afridi, Malik Abdul Mannan Mulagori, Jamat-e-Islami local chapter leader Muqtadar Shah Afridi and others rejected the ex-Fata merger into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. They said none of the tribal elder was consulted before they could take their consensus on the constitutional issue to bring tribal areas into main stream...
Closure of Donkey Abattoirs, relief for Narok West farmers
KENYA TODAY

Closure of Donkey Abattoirs, relief for Narok West farmers

By: Dishon Amanya Donkey farmers in Olposimoru area, at the border of Narok West Sub county and neighboring Tanzania country can now breathe a sigh of relief after the government closed slaughter houses that were a threat to welfare of their donkeys. The farmers who spoke to KNA when Africa Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW) officers visited them said since 2020 when the government ordered closure of donkey slaughter houses countrywide, cases of donkey theft have decreased tremendously and the number of the beast of burdens has increased gradually. Olposimoru Nyumba Kumi Initiative Chairman Mulinga Ngume lamented that he had lost eight donkeys between the year 2016 and 2019 when the slaughter houses were operational. Ngume said he had lost hope in rearing donkeys because no mat...
Bungoma stakeholders urged to champion fight against Child Labour
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Bungoma stakeholders urged to champion fight against Child Labour

By: Dishon Amanya Child Labour is a major problem affecting the Nation; it is with this regard that the County Commissioner Mr. Samuel Kimiti urged the stakeholders to be at the upper hand in curbing cases of Child Labour.  Samuel Kimiti, graced the Four-Day training that engaged members from the National Government, Civil servants and the media. The CC highlighted that it is not right when we don't look at the welfare of our children; a child is a precious being that needs to be healthy to have a successful society in the Nation.  "It is sad seeing children hawking in the streets selling goods, we have laws that govern children's rights and everyone needs to abide by the laws." Kimiti said.  However, the commissioner cited that the street children are not ...
India’s NIA Special Court convicts ISIS- Daish conspirator
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India’s NIA Special Court convicts ISIS- Daish conspirator

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India The Special Court for National Investigation Agency NIA cases, on Wednesday convicted a suspect, Nashidul Hamzafar, for terror related charges. The NIA is India's counter-terrorist task force, an  agency empowered to deal with terror related crimes across the country without special permission from the states.  The case originally registered as FIR 534/ 2016 of Chandera Police Station, Kasaragod District, Kerala was re-registered by NIA on 24.08.2016 pertaining to activities of fourteen youth from Kasaragod district of Kerala who along with their families had exited India between May and July, 2016 and joined the ISIS/ Daish terrorist groups.  In pursuance to the criminal conspiracy hatched with fugitive ISIS/ Daish activist ...
CBI arrests 10 for spreading child-porn on social media
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CBI arrests 10 for spreading child-porn on social media

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India The Central Bureau of Investigation CBI on Tuesday conducted a search in several locations across 14 states in India in connection with an investigation into child sexual exploitation and child pornography.  According to sources, CBI has already arrested 10 accused persons in the case. They are accused of placing child pornography in online stores and spreading same online.  The Central Bureau of Investigation is the premier investigating agency of India, operating under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India.  As per the CBI press release, the agency conducted searches at around 77 locations in 14 states in connection with 23 separate cases registered against 83 accused ...
BREAKING: US designates Boko Haram, others as ‘entities of particular concern’
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BREAKING: US designates Boko Haram, others as ‘entities of particular concern’

…Delists Nigeria from 2021 religious violators’ list The United States has on Wednesday removed Nigeria from its list of countries engaged in religious violations. While designating Boko Haram, ISIS, Taliban others as Entities of Particular Concern. Russia, China and eight other countries were however blacklisted “as Countries of Particular Concern for having engaged in or tolerated ‘systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedom.” This was made known by the U.S Secretary of State, Antony Blinken in a statement titled, ‘Religious Freedom Designations’. The U.S had placed Nigeria and six other countries on its special watch list of states that had engaged in or tolerated the severe violation of religious freedom in 2020, but Nigeria was however missing from ...
Benapole Express resumes operations December 2
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Benapole Express resumes operations December 2

By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India Good news for Dhaka-Kolkata passengers as the only direct train connecting Dhaka-Jessore Benapole 'Benapole Express' will resume operations from December 2.  The train service between India and Bangladesh was closed for about a year and a half during the Corona period.  Because of pandemic crisis passengers are subjected to a number of harassments.  India-Bangladesh Land port Chamber Commerce's Import-Exporting Sub-Committee Chairman Matiar Rahman said: "In the first phase, there will be a Dhaka-Benapole intercity train. Next, there will be a bullet train. Rail cargo service with India will also be launched."  Benapole Express (Train no. 795-796) is a non-stop intercity train which runs between Dhaka and Benapole. The...
Stakeholders in Bungoma join fight against Child labour
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Stakeholders in Bungoma join fight against Child labour

Cases of  forced child labour have been on the rise in Bungoma County, Children have been used to perform heavy duties instead of being in school. Stakeholders from Bungoma County held a 4-day Training  that was sponsored by the Ministry of Labour in partnership with the International Labour organization (ILO).The training was officially opened by the Asst. County Commissioner Mrs. Christine Chacha who pointed out that everyone one have a role to play in ensuring we eradicate  cases of child labour in the Country. Through the training the stakeholders were taken through different forms of child labour that the community needs to fight to enhance a free child labour and human trafficking society. Cases of children engaging in hawking in the streets, Sand harvesting ...
Senior manager bags five years jail term for causing RS.40 Lakh loss to bank
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Senior manager bags five years jail term for causing RS.40 Lakh loss to bank

A Special CBI court in Indian state Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad has sentenced a senior manager of Punjab National Bank (PNB) and two businessmen to five years imprisonment for defrauding the bank of Rs 40 lakh, officials said.  The Special Judge, Central Bureau of Investigation, Ahmedabad(Gujarat) sentenced Shri Sanjiv Kamalkar Inamdar, then Senior Manager, Punjab National Bank, one of the Indian Nationalised Bank, of Ambawadi  Branch, Ahmedabad(Gujarat) to five years Simple Imprisonment with fine of Rs.7,50,000/- and Shri Mayank Bachubhai Shah & Shri Rikin Bachubhai Shah,  Proprietors  of M/s. Jainal Enterprise, both to undergo the five years Simple Imprisonment with fine of Rs.7 Lakh each for causing  loss of Rs.40 Lakh(Approx) to Punjab Nationa...