first_imgSeveral armed bandits robbed four employees attached to the Chinese logging company, Bai Shan Lin at Moblissa, Linden-Soesdyke Highway early Saturday morning, stripping them of a quantity of cash and valuables and shooting one to the hand.Chinese logging company, Bai Shan Lin’s operations in LindenReports are the gunmen pounced on the employees at about 02:00h at the company’s Moblissa location, which consists of several wooden camps.A 25-year-old labourer with the company told police that he was guarding the compound when he saw two men dressed in black, one sporting a hoodie and another armed with a knife. He reported that another man approached and he was brandishing a gun.According to the labourer’s report, one of the bandits then placed a knife to his neck, causing him to sustain injuries and robbed him of his cell phone valued $25,000 and $30,000.The bandits allegedly then inquired about the whereabouts of the “Chinese men” while three others joined in, holding the employee at gunpoint. He said that he was forced to take the bandits to one of the Chinese nationals who was at one of the camps sleeping.The bandits then hit another employee – a 50-year-old Chinese man – to his forehead, causing him to sustain injuries and robbed him of $50,000.The third victim, another 50-year-old Chinese man was also gun butted to his head which caused him to sustain injuries. Reports are the fourth victim, a 42-year-old serviceman of Silvertown, Wismar, Linden, was shot to his left hand after he saw the men with the gun and started to run.The employees were taken to the Linden Hospital Complex where they were treated for their injuries.Police in E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) have since launched an investigation into the incident. Plast_img read more


first_imgBy Tapan Mohanta Kolkata, Nov 2 (PTI) A few months back, his Karol Bagh residence felt like a haunted house for Milind Kumar. His mother had just passed away and Delhi middle-order batsman was going through the most turbulent phase of his life. Few months down the line, he lost his place in the Delhi side. He would still train hard but vacuum seemed to affect him severely. So when an offer to play Ranji Trophy as a professional for Sikkim came along, his start-stop career got a second wind. And in his first game for the adopted state, Milind smashed his way to a career-best 261 against Manipur after his side was left tottering at 15 for 5. The journey in the past few months wasn’t easy, he confessed. “I spent all my time at the ground as I didn’t feel like going back home after training. I used to feel very lonely,” Milind told PTI during an interaction. But he is still uncomfortable talking about his mother’s death. “Yes this knock is for her. I don’t want to talk much about it,” was all that one will be able to get from the soft-spoken 27-year-old. Bhaichung Bhutia has always covered the Sikkimese mindspace ever since he blazed the Kolkata Maidans in early 90’s and now an ‘outsider’ Milind is craving for some love albeit in a different sport. And his new journey has also started in City of Joy. “I was extra motivated to do well. I wanted to push myself. I think I have been able to prove myself. I will now look to build on my form and score as many runs as possible,” Milind said.advertisement With mediocre first-class average of 30 and two hundreds in 29 first-class games, it was difficult for Milind to keep his place in the Delhi middle-order where an immensely talented Himmat Singh has made his presence felt. Milind then had reconcile that he needed to move on. He landed up in Siliguri where the signing formalities were completed before heading to join the camp at the KIIT Campus in Bhubaneshwar, the adopted home venue of Sikkim, just a week a back. Having spent very little time with his new teammates, Milind still struggles to remember their names. So much so that he took the help of the scorecard to recall the name of Padam Bahadur Limboo, with whom he stitched a valuable 83-run partnership for the eighth wicket. “I know their names somewhat,” he sheepishly admitted. While there is definitely a gulf in standard of bowling that he faced but according to Milind there is a fear of unknown that every professional needed to encounter. “It’s more difficult to score runs here. In elite cricket, you know who is a good player and you play accordingly. Here we don’t know them. Pressure is on you to push yourself. I was just looking to score runs.” However things were different five years back when he had just started off for the senior team. In biting cold conditions, Milind had scored an unbeaten 78 alongside Shikhar Dhawan in a day/night one day warm-up game against a full-strength England side. However he could never capitalise after that as his eight knocks of 50 plus (2 tons and six fifties) in 46 first-class innings indicate. “I had two bad innings and they (selectors) told me I was not in good touch. “We are resting you”. I was told and I took it on my stride,” Milind said. “Then I received a call with an offer to play for Sikkim… I am really grateful that I took the right call.” PTI TAP KHSKHSlast_img read more


first_imgAll 5 children reported missing from Linda Vista special-needs home located Updated: 11:18 AM Ed Lenderman, KUSI Newsroom, FacebookTwitter Categories: Local San Diego News 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settingscenter_img Ed Lenderman, KUSI Newsroom February 6, 2018 Posted: February 6, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — 9:00 p.m. — All five children reported missing from the Linda Vista group home were located, according to the San Diego Police Department.4:50 p.m. — Two of the five children reported missing Tuesday afternoon were found several miles away from the group home.The youngsters — two boys and three girls, ages 10 to 12 — were reported missing from the San Diego Center for Children in the 3000 block of Armstrong Street shortly after 9:30 a.m., according to San Diego police.Officers searched neighborhoods and open areas around the facility — which serves children with mental, emotional and behavioral challenges — by ground, aided by service dogs, and aboard a patrol helicopter.About 3:45 p.m., police located a pair of the youngsters in Old Town, several miles to the south of the group home, Officer John Buttle said. They were believed to be unharmed.It was unclear how the two children had gotten to the spot where they were found, Buttle said.The search for the other three youngsters was ongoing as of late afternoon.3:37 p.m. — Five children receiving treatment at a Linda Vista group home for special-needs youths disappeared from the facility Tuesday morning, prompting an intensive search by law enforcement personnel that was still underway as of mid-afternoon.The youngsters, boys and girls ages 10 to 12, were reported missing from the San Diego Center for Children in the 3000 block of Armstrong Street shortly after 9:30 a.m., according to San Diego police.Officers were searching neighborhoods and open areas around the facility — which serves children with mental, emotional and behavioral challenges — by ground, aided by service dogs, and aboard a patrol helicopter, Officer Joshua Hodge said. last_img read more


first_imgSea sparkle in ChennaiTwitterVisitors of Thiruvanmiyur beach in Chennai were left awestruck after they saw the presence of bioluminescent waves hitting the shores on Sunday night (August 18).Social media was flooded with photos and videos of the bluish-green luminescent glowing light that was visible at the beaches along the East Coast Road in Chennai. Bioluminescence is a very rare phenomenon, which occurs due to the presence of a type of phytoplankton called Noctiluca Scintillans.This free-living, marine-dwelling phytoplankton converts their chemical energy into light energy which causes the beautiful sea sparkles when washed ashore. These organisms produce light in their cytoplasm when they are disturbed. Noctiluca Scintillans are found in many marine organisms such as bacteria, algae, jellyfish, worms, crustaceans, sea stars, fish and sharks. However, the beauty of its appearance is certainly breathtaking it is no reason to celebrate as this can be an indicator of climate change.According to marine experts, this phenomenon can be seen as an indicator of climate change and can have an impact on deep-sea fishing. Noctiluca may seem wonderful in appearance it is also infamous for causing the death of fish, as they cannot survive in these zones and can devastate the ecosystem of the sea.According to the reports, Noctiluca voraciously eats diatoms, which are one of the most important planktonic organisms at the base of the fish-food chain. It exists in areas there is oxygen deficit and excretes large amounts of ammonia. And only a high concentration of these will make the glow visible to the naked eyes.last_img read more


first_imgThe Reston Chapter of The Links is scheduled to hold a High eSTEAM Day at the Brother’s Fun Camp (July 25-Aug. 5) at the Heritage Fellowship Church, 2501 Fox Mill Road.  Gen. Kip Ward and the Mighty Military Men are scheduled to speak at the High eSTEAM event July 27.  The events programs will include sessions on excellence in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and focus on high self esteem, personal growth and development and mentoring young men.  The camp was designed to design and enhance Black boys academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually for the new school year. For more information, email Olivia Toatley at aec@heritagefellowshipchurch.org.last_img read more


first_imgUpsetting Congress plans to wrest control of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) council with an all out offensive, BJP won 100 wards out of 198, as the results were declared today by the State Election Commission for the polls held on August 22.After its wins in the civic polls in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, the Bengaluru results make it three-in-a-row for BJP, which weathered an aggressive campaign led from the front by the Chief Minister himself against its rule in BBMP. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJICongress bagged 76, JDS headed by former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda 14 and others eight, according to BBMP officials.Though marginally short of a simple majority mark of 103 in the 254-member council, BJP is expected to draw on support from Independent councilors to reach the magic figure.Admitting that the results are not according to his party’s expectations, Siddaramaiah said, “We had expected a simple majority for Congress.” He said, “This result is not a referendum on my government, but as a Chief Minister I own responsibility.”  Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindAmid wild celebrations by BJP, Union minister Ananth Kumar said, “This mandate shows that countdown has begun for Siddaramamaih and for the Congress.” Union Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said “the results show that Siddaramaiah-led government has not taken off till now,” while BJP Vice-President B S Yeddyurappa said the verdict “shows the relevance of Modi wave still.” The elections were the culmination of a prolonged court battle, as the Siddaramaiah government sought to defer it on grounds of trifurcating BBMP, with the Opposition crying foul and accusing it of doing so out of fear of losing the polls. A total of 1,121 candidates were in the fray. One candidate from BJP was already elected unopposed.Besides Corporators, the 254-member BBMP Council includes 56 other members from Bengaluru with voting rights– 28 MLAs, 15 MLCs, five Lok Sabha and eight Rajya Sabha members.During the 2010 BBMP polls, BJP which then was ruling the state had won in 111 wards, Congress in 65 wards, JD(S) in 15 and others 17.last_img read more


first_imgIn a suspected inter-caste violence case in which two Dalit kids were burnt alive, the state administration arrested four accused out of 11 and suspended four police officials who were in charge of the situation in the Sunped village of Faridabad district.On Tuesday morning a few people of one community allegedly set fire to the home of a Dalit family killing Vaibhav (2) and Divya (nine-months-old) and causing serious burn injuries to their mother Rekha.According to the information received from a state government spokesperson — Balwant, Dharam Singh, Kartar and Guddu have been detained out of the 11 accused. All these four detained accused belong to the influential Balu Rajput camp in Sunped village in Faridabad district. The police also suspended four policemen who were amongst the seven police personnel who were deployed with the victims’ family for security. The four policemen included police officers of different ranks. Inspector Anil Kumar, OC of  Sadar Ballagbarh police station was suspended for dereliction of duties. Also Read – Man arrested for making hoax call at IGI airportConstables Bali Mohammed, Vikas and Sandeep have been placed under suspension for showing laxity as they failed to protect the victims as they were deployed for the security of the victims’ family. Till now, nineteen persons have been booked for the triple murder in 2014 of the three members of Jitender’s family. Sources also reveal that Balwant’s relatives could be the other accused responsible for the incident as Jitender (father of the two kids) and Balwant have been having clashes between them since October 2014. It also came to light that this bitter rivalry between the Rajput Balu family and the Dalit Lajli camp have been on since three decades.last_img read more