Delhi woman kills 62-year-old handicapped mother-in-law

first_imgA 29-year-old woman allegedly killed her 62-year-old handicapped mother-in-law on Tuesday at their residence in Mandawali’s Shanti Nagar because she was “tired of being abused”. The accused was arrested on Wednesday, the police said.The police said Kanchan Kapoor first attacked her mother-in-law, Swarna Kapoor, with a wooden walker that the victim used. Then, to allegedly make it look like a murder committed by a third party, she attempted to burn the body with mustard oil.According to family members, Kanchan, who has been married to Swarna’s son Sumit since 2009, was always at loggerheads with the victim over domestic issues but mostly because the accused allegedly ill-treated her children.‘Violent person’Sumit, the sole bread winner of the family who works at a restaurant, said his wife was a “violent” person and that she never liked his mother. “My wife was very violent with our children and used to hit them a lot because of which my mother often rebuked her. Last night, it turned very ugly because of her bad temper and now my children and I have to suffer because of her,” he said, adding that he planned to divorce her soon.As told to Mr. Sumit by his children, Kanchan was beating one of them on her second floor residence. Swarna then shouted at her from the ground floor flat. Enraged, she came down and hit her mother-in-law after which she collapsed. The woman then brought a bottle of mustard oil and set her ablaze but only managed to burn parts of her legs and a few items in the room.last_img read more

Ranji Trophy 2017: How Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwary’s comments fired up Gautam Gambhir’s Delhi

first_imgDelhi coach KP Bhaskar has said Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwary’s comments before their semi-finals clash were “uncalled for”.Gautam Gambhir and Kunal Chandela smashed hundreds to help Delhi thrash Bengal by an innings and 26 runs and secure a berth in the final of the Ranji Trophy.”Delhi would not have forgotten that we had taken the first-innings lead against them in 2015. And if they have forgotten that, we will remind them on the field from tomorrow,” Tiwary had said before the two sides met in the last-four clash in Pune.Delhi and Bengal had last met in 2015 in which Tiwary-led side got better of Gambhir’s Delhi. The match was also infamous for a spat between the Tiwary and Gambhir in which both captains were involved in a heated exchange on the field during a group game at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.”It (Tiwary’s comments) was uncalled for. I thought they were probably overconfident, getting 850 [695 for 6] against Gujarat. How can you go with four bowlers against a side like Delhi with Gautam and some of the youngsters around? Probably that means they were relying more on their batting,” Bhaskar said.Bhaskar further praised the youngsters in the team for their spirited show so far in the campaign.”Guys like Kunal Chandela have been a revelation. Vikas Tokas played a gritty innings today along with Himmat Singh. Tokas has a slight hamstring tear, but he should recover [ahead of the final]. He bowled his heart out today,” he said.Bengal, bowled out for 286 in their first innings, fought back after the strong opening stand between Gambhir and Chandela thanks to a six-wicket haul by Mohammed Shami.advertisementHowever, pacers Navdeep Saini (4/35) and Kulwant Khejroliya (4/40) wrecked havoc in Bengal’s second innings, sharing eight wickets between them to bundle the opposition out for a paltry 86.After conceding a crucial 112-run lead in the first innings, Bengal were off to a forgettable start losing their top five wickets for mere 44 runs on the board.Vice captain Sudip Chatterjee (21), skipper Manoj Tiwary (14) and stumper Shreevats Goswami (17) managed to get the starts but failed to convert when the team needed the most even as Bengal lost their remaining five wickets within a span of 42 runs.Delhi managed to get the early breakthrough with the wicket of opener Abhishek Raman (0), thanks to pacer Vikas Tokas trapping him plumb in front.Abhimanyu Easwaran (13) and Sudip then started rebuilding the innings with a brief 27-run second wicket stand — the highest for Bengal in their second essay before Khejroliya struck with the wicket of the opener.Thereafter, it was one way traffic for the Delhi boys, as wickets began to tumble at regular intervals.Earlier, India’s red ball specialist Mohammed Shami snared six wickets to apply the brakes on Delhi, who resumed at their overnight score of 271/3 and went on to add 127 runs to their total.For Delhi, Himmat Singh contributed with a valuable 60 on Tuesday after twin centuries from openers Gautam Gambhir (127) and Kunal Chandela (113) set the tone for a grand first innings total.last_img read more

Algonquin Nation in Quebec faces political crisis

first_imgTom FennarioAPTN NewsAn Algonquin community in Quebec is facing a political crisis that may force a new band election.“People are not happy with the leadership in the community,” said Velma Stanger, a member of the Timiskaming First Nation.Stanger has 193 signatures on a petition calling for a vote.According to the band’s election code, that’s enough for a new election.Stanger said 53 per cent of the community has signed her petition, but there’s a problem.Nobody has the records of who voted in the last election – only that 364 ballots were cast.According to the electoral officer, all the records from the last election were destroyed.“We needed that list in order to visit all the people who voted,” said Stanger.Velma Stanger of the Timiskaming First Nation in Quebec. Photo: Tom Fennario/APTNThe petition states that by signing, signees confirm that they voted.But the band council said that’s not enough.They asked community members to come sign the same petition again at council, this time as a sworn legal statement, or affidavit.“We left it open for a month for people to come in and sign,” said Chief Wayne McKenzie.“Like I said, we weren’t against the petition, we’re letting people have their freedom of speech and freedom to do as they want to do, nobody signed that petition.”McKenzie said that many people who signed the petition were misled by Stanger.And the petition itself is retaliation for the band council doing its job.“The only reason they’re doing it is to try to save HRSD, the corporation on the reserve,” he said.McKenzie is referring to the Algonquin Nation Human Resources and Sustainable Development Corporation.ANHRSD is mandated to help train Algonquin in employment skills.McKenzie said when he asked for justification for certain expenses, they refused.“They came out swinging when we started asking about this, and then they throw this petition,” he said.As the director for ANHRSD, Stanger said the expenses have been explained to council.She added that the petition is born out of community frustration.Conrad Polson is a former chief. He said he doesn’t like where the council is heading.“My concern is the impacts on our children and grandchildren,” he told APTN News. “Those are going to be the ones footing the bill for the next little while.”Polson pointed to the looming sale of Steve’s Gas Bar as an example.He said there’s something fishy about council wanting to buy a gas station from one of it’s councillors for $350,000.Polson said he thinks the money spent buying and fixing the gas station can be better spent.“If you do the math, we could build a couple of gas stations, maybe even a little mall,” he said.McKenzie agreed the station is a fixer upper, but counters that it is profitable and in an excellent location.“We’re not going to get into a deal unless all the environmental studies are done, feasibility studies business plan, if it’s not feasible, we’re not going to get into it,” McKenzie said.Nearly a year after the petition was submitted, the petitioners have called for an election on April 21.“I’m just hoping that we get a lot of people out to vote, because that will say…that message will be a good one to the chief and council here that maybe it’s time to go,” said Stanger.McKenzie said the current council will not recognize any election.He said according to the code, only the council can call an election.And they have no intention to do so before the end of its current mandate in 2020.tfennario@aptn.calast_img read more

January 18 2005 To continue the report on sto

first_imgJanuary 18, 2005 To continue the report on storm damage repair: at the southern most part of the dam is a spillway that let’s overflow water run into the field behind the dam. The spillway is clogged by deposits of silt and stone by the tremendous traffic of water. [Photo & text: sa] C.A. McDonald from Camp Verde cleans the chanel with heavy equipment. [Photo & text: sa] Silt deposits reach far into the field. [Photo & text: sa]center_img The power of the rushing water moved big rocks. [Photo & text: sa] last_img

Rep McCready Local K12 schools in line for record funding

first_img Categories: McCready News,News 28Aug Rep. McCready: Local K-12 schools in line for record funding #####center_img As K-12 school districts across the state gear up for a new school year, state Rep. Mike McCready said those schools are in line for a record amount of state funding.McCready, of Bloomfield Hills, said the 2017-18 school budget provides an increase from $60 to $120 per student for every school district in Michigan.“As the budget process took place this summer, we worked hard to invest in schools so every district in the state has a greater amount of funding to provide a quality education to our kids,” McCready said. “The children in K-12 schools today will be the leaders, teachers, job creators and workers of tomorrow. We need to ensure they have the tools to succeed.”McCready said that on top of the per-student increase, the budget provides more money for high-school students.“In addition, we are providing $25 for each high-school student because it costs more to provide a high-school education,” McCready said. “Our children deserve to have every opportunity to succeed once they are finished with school, and this added amount for high-school students helps in that goal.”McCready was involved in budget discussions this spring and voted for the funding increases.School districts in the communities McCready serves will receive the following estimated increases:Birmingham City School District, $679,215;Bloomfield Hills School District, $495,632;West Bloomfield School District, $726,461.last_img read more

The Crime Investigation Network has secured carr

first_imgThe Crime & Investigation Network has secured carriage on the ‘n’ platform in Poland. The deal comes after the A+E Networks channel secured carriage on the Cyfrowy Polsat pay TV service last year. The ‘n’ deal means that the channel is now in five million Polish homes.Tom Davidson, managing director at A+E Networks UK, said: “Poland is a major TV market in Europe and extending distribution for our channel portfolio is a key priority for our business. We have ambitious growth plans for this market.”A+E says that, globally, the Crime & Investigation Network is now available in 98 million homes.last_img

Orange is adding ESPN America to its TV lineup T

first_imgOrange is adding ESPN America to its TV line-up. The French pay TV operator has signed a deal with the sports broadcaster and will add ESPN to its Orange TV Sport Pack, where it will join ESPN Classic.The US sports channel airs coverage of the NHL, MLB and X Games. Orange said it would offer an HD version of ESPN America shortly.last_img