Himachal Governor orders officials to act

first_imgHimachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat on Sunday directed officials to take necessary action after a Dalit family cremated an elderly woman in a jungle in Kullu after upper caste people allegedly did not let them use the village crematorium, a spokesperson said. The Governor took cognisance of the matter after a delegation of Sri Ravidas Dharma Sabha, led by its president Karam Chand Bhatia, brought the matter to his attention, he added. The alleged incident had taken place in Fozal valley of Kullu district. A elderly woman, a resident of Dhara village, died on Thursday after prolonged illness. Her grandson, Tape Ram, has alleged that when the funeral procession reached the public crematorium of the village, some upper caste men stopped them. A video is making the rounds on social media in which Tape Ram is seen recording his statement while his grandmother is being cremated in the backdrop. Mr. Ram can be heard saying, “They (upper caste men) said we shall be responsible if anything bad happens due to wrath of the deity. So we brought the body to nearby nullah and cremated it.”last_img read more

MPBL: Munti faces unbeaten QC at home

first_imgMuntinlupa has picked up victories on the road since losing to Navotas in its first game while Quezon City is undefeated in four games to share the lead with the Tanduay-backed Batangas City Athletics.“They’re starting to play better while gaining more confidence,” said Quezon City coach Vis Valencia, referring to the host team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWinless Bataan and Imus collide at 7 p.m.STANDINGS: Batangas 4-0, QC 4-0, Muntinlupa 3-1, Valenzuela 3-1, Parañaque 2-2, Navotas 2-2, Caloocan 1-4, Imus 0-4, Bataan 0-4 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Denied of a home victory at the start of its campaign in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL)-Anta Rajah Cup, Muntinlupa faces another acid test when it battles unbeaten co-league leader Quezon City on Tuesday.Expect a full house crowd at Muntinlupa Sports Complex as the Angelis Resort-backed Cagers try to sustain the momentum of a three-game winning streak against the formidable Capitals supported by Royal Manila at 9 p.m.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Read Next LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding AFP official booed out of forum Regine Arocha named NCAA Finals MVP View commentslast_img read more

Hyderabad Test, Day 1: Roston Chase leads West Indian defiance after Kuldeep, Umesh shine

first_imgRoston Chase (98 not out) and Jason Holder led a spirited fightback for West Indies after Kuldeep Yadav and Umesh Yadav had threatened to shoot out the visitors cheaply on the first day of the second Test in Hyderabad. By stumps, West Indies had reached 295/7 against India, who lead the two-match series 1-0.It was not a day without drama. Shardul Thakur became India’s 294th Test cricketer this morning but he limped off the field with a groin injury after bowling only 10 deliveries. The Indian attack had to make do with four bowlers on a flat pitch but West Indies wasted a solid start.Kieran Powell fell to R Ashwin in the 12th over and West Indies would go on to lose two more wickets – Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope before lunch.Hope perished at the stroke of lunch and West Indies were feeling the heat at that point. Would they waste another good chance? They had the good fortune of winning a toss on a flat pitch but their batsmen had yet to show the kind of application that Australia’s Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch, Travis Head and Tim Paine exhibited in far more difficult conditions in Dubai.Hyderabad Test: Day 1 Highlights | ScorecardAfter lunch, West Indies suffered further setbacks when Kuldeep snared Shimron Hetmyer and Sunil Ambris within quick succession of each other. West Indies’ best batsman in the series – Roston Chase – was beginning to settle down and he looked like he was in desperate search of a batting partner who could take the fight to India.advertisementAnd for a while it looked like Chase had found his man in Shane Dowrich. The two batted solidly as they realised the surface had little in it for the bowlers. They added 69 runs for the sixth wicket and when it was time to for tea, the West Indies camp looked rather pleased even though Dowrich had become Umesh’s second wicket.Read – Another pitch invasion as fan breaches security to click selfie with Virat KohliThe final session was a treat to watch for every West Indies fan. It was refreshing to see Chase and Holder play every ball on merit. It was a lesson in aggressive batting and defensive techniques against some of the world’s best spinners. The pitch certainly helped and two well-set batsmen would have realised there were no demons on the surface.Also Read – Shardul Thakur becomes India’s 294th Test cricketer and then walks off with groin injuryThe 104-run stand finally came to an end when Holder fell to Umesh with the second new ball. But it was still a day West Indies would cherish. It was a day they showed some resilience and the courage to put up a fight against the world’s number one Test side in their own backyard.last_img read more

Boone Pickens presents James Castleman with 2015 ‘quote of the year’ award

first_imgBoone Pickens and James Castleman.Boone Pickens and James Castleman.Boone Pickens had lunch with James Castleman on Thursday to present him with an award after sending him a hand-written note at the end of football season.The award, which was much deserved, was earned for delivering the quote of the year after the 2015 Cactus Bowl.Boone has a quick trigger, apparently. We’re 43 days in and the race is already over.Here’s a look at the award:Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 2.44.43 PMIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Residential school report just the beginning of Canadas healing survivors

first_imgThe Canadian PressMike Cachagee was just four-and-a-half when he was taken from his home and sent to a residential school in northern Ontario.For the next 12 years, he never celebrated a birthday.He was never hugged.He never heard “I love you.”He was never encouraged or praised.He was beaten and sexually abused.When he and his younger brother finally returned home, his mother had remarried and started a new family. She barely recognized her sons.It took Cachagee two failed marriages, years of alcohol and drug abuse and therapy before he started to come to grips with what happened to him.His brother never did. He descended into a life of addiction on Winnipeg’s streets.“He was only three years old when he went there,” Cachagee said.“He came out when he was 16 and the rest of his life was just a mess with alcoholism. Just horrid. He never had a chance _ all because he was sent off to a residential school.”The brothers rarely speak now.The Truth and Reconciliation Commission examining Canada’s Indian residential schools is to release a summary of its final report Tuesday after hearing testimony from 7,000 survivors. The final report marks the end of a five-year exploration of one of the darkest chapters in Canada’s history.About 150,000 First Nations, Inuit and Metis children were taken from their families and forced to attend government schools over much of the last century. The last school closed outside Regina in 1996.For survivors such as Cachagee, the torment doesn’t abate with the commission’s report.“We don’t need to heal, we need to rebuild,” said Cachagee, who now counsels other survivors in Sault Ste Marie, Ont.Ken Young remembers the day in the 1950s when he was taken from his home at age eight along with his brothers and sisters.He remembers boarding a train with other Aboriginal children and the laughter while on the novel journey.Then they reached the Prince Albert Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan.“We were lonesome,” Young said. “I remember a lot of us crying a lot.”There were public floggings in the dining hall.Children had their heads shaved and their legs shackled in pyjamas because they had tried to go home.The school was more like a prison, he said.“I thought it was normal because I was just a young guy. Later, I realized how bad that was that adults would treat children like that,” said Young, a Winnipeg lawyer. “I was ashamed to be who I was because that’s what we were taught.”It took a long time to let go of his anger.Young is hoping the commission will recommend a healing strategy developed by survivors that will address the aftermath of Canada’s failed policy to “take the Indian out of the child.”But he suspects the commission’s report will go the way of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.“There’ll be recommendations made and then it will go on a shelf like all the other reports that have been sanctioned by government.“I’m not overly optimistic.”David Harper is more interested in what happens after the final report.Harper’s mother was in a residential school, but the first time he heard details of her abuse was at her compensation hearing with adjudicators before she died.“Every word that came out of her mouth, I kept thinking, ‘How dare you Canada, allowing this to happen to my mom.”’Just recently, Harper, who is the grand chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak representing Manitoba’s northern First Nations, learned one of his uncles was in a residential school and was whipped until he defecated.Those stories are just starting to be told, Harper said.Harper points to Israel where one of the Holocaust memorials includes an eternal flame.“I would like to see something like that for our First Nations, where they could go and sit down and tell their stories to their children,” he said.“We want to make sure we don’t pass on this generational curse.”last_img read more