Friday, May 27, 2011

Can a 4 year boy be a murderer?


A four-year-old boy, resident of a village located 60 km away from Bihar's capital Patna, has been accused of murder.

Alok Pandey, who is yet to join a primary school, has been charged by the police in Bhojpur district for assaulting and seriously injuring his neighbour, who died on his way to the hospital.

The case has been registered despite the fact that as per Section 82 of the Indian Penal Code, the police cannot file a criminal case against a child below the age of seven.

The boy belongs to Gyanpur Semariya village, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Barhara police. He has been named as one of the nine accused in the murder case. The other accused are his family members and the complaint was filed by their neighbour Romi Pandey.

Romi has alleged in her FIR that on May 11, a close relative of hers disconnected the electric connection of her house. When her husband Achyutanand Pandey went out to find out what was wrong, the accused, including the boy, assaulted him with lathis and iron rods, she said.


She alleged that her husband died on his way to the Ara Sadar Hospital. Romi has complained she too was assaulted when she tried to save her husband.

Incidentally, though the police have mentioned the age of the eight other accused in the case, Alok's age has not been mentioned in the FIR.

Bhojpur Superintendent of Police Rajesh Tripathy told rediff.com over the telephone that he learnt about the case from local media reports. 

"I was not aware of this case earlier, but I have now asked police officials associated with the case to inquire about it," Tripathy said. 

He added that if the media reports turned out to be true, "I will look into the matter and clear charges against the boy soon".

Bihar police have become notorious for their practice of charging children for serious crimes.

In April, a five-year-old school-going boy was declared a "goonda" by the Aurangabad district police during panchayat elections in the state. 

The police claimed that allowing the boy to move around freely during the polls could cause rioting and lead to law and order problems for the state administration!

The boy was a resident of Kadwa village in Aurangabad district. His name was removed from police reports after the intervention of the top brass of the state police.

A few years ago, Bimal Kumari, 6, and Kamal Kumari, 8, were charged by the Bhojpur district police with assault, loot and abuse after two years of investigations.

They have been granted bail by a court that also rapped the police about its insensitivity in naming minors for criminal cases.

A court in Patna expressed shock over the case of Raj Kumar, 5, who was accused of not only assaulting a woman but also attempting to molest her. The court quashed the charges against him.

Policemen in Sasaram in Rohtas district had also booked a five-year-old boy on charges of pick-pocketing. When it was revealed that the boy was not a pickpocket, the court ordered the police official responsible for his custody to pay him compensation and apologise to him.
 
Rani Pandey, 6, was charged by the Bhojpur district police for attacking them and helping her father escape from police custody. Later, her name was removed from the case at the behest of the state's director general of police.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

ANYTHING ON EARTH!!!!!!!!!: 'Zombie Apocalypse' : campaign crashes website

A blog post by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention that mentions a "zombie apocalypse" as a lighthearted way to get Americans to read about preparing for hurricanes drove so much traffic that it crashed the website, the agency said on Thursday.

From: http://ping.fm/bkAGy

'Zombie Apocalypse' : campaign crashes website

A blog post by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention that mentions a "zombie apocalypse" as a lighthearted way to get Americans to read about preparing for hurricanes drove so much traffic that it crashed the website, the agency said on Thursday.



The Zombie Apocalypse campaign......

Friday, May 20, 2011

Doomsday 21st may 2011: Zombie Apocalypse




We're now less than 24 hours away from Doomsday 2011: Get Judged Or Get Out! Everybody has heard the prophecy of Family Radio preacher Harold Camping  heralding the end of the world come May 21st—but have you actually started preparing for the Rapture? 

According to some people in USA,a few true believers will be sucked up into the heavens, while everyone else is going to be stuck in Armageddon: “Industrial wastes will be released, radioactive wastes will be released, it’s going to be Hell on Earth...It’s very upsetting but that is what the Bible is telling us,”  

Some are still skeptical of Camping's incredibly precise predictions: "In 1994, I remember some radio host predicting Christ's return that September. That individual was Harold Camping. This will not be the first time he has been wrong, and that has wronged many," said the Rev. Dave Watson, pastor of Calvary Chapel in Mariners Harbor and instructor at New York School of the Bible. He added that, "teaching about the return of Christ has often been used to abuse and confuse." But what if the Rapturists happen to be correct?

Shouldn't we decide upon places to watch the end of the world, just in case? 

Well, the Centre of Disease Control & Prevention certainly thinks so: yesterday, Assistant Surgeon General Ali Khan published a post giving tips on how to survive a Zombie Apocalypse. Titled "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse," it's quite straightforward about its goals: "You may laugh now, but when it happens you'll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you'll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency." They recommend you stock up on food, water and first aid supplies for an emergency kit, and come up with an emergency plan: "This includes where you would go and who you would call if zombies started appearing outside your doorstep. You can also implement this plan if there is a flood, earthquake or other emergency." Other emergencies like, say, the end of the world??

And if you don't have time for that level of preparation in one day, there is the other alternative: turn straight to looting! But unfortunately, you'll have to prepare for even that, because people are already calling dibs on the charred remains of the post-Apocalyptic world in a new Facebook group, "Post Rapture Looting." Their motto: "When everyone is gone and god's not looking, we need to pick up some sweet stereo equipment and maybe some new furniture for the mansion we're going to squat in." If looting isn't quite your style, there's always one other option: merchandising. Because nothing is truly human like making a pretty penny off of other people's sick delusions.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rajanikant: IN ICU


The tamil Superstar rajanikant or Anna as he is polularly called has been hospitalised fro the third time now. He is in ICU , undergoing Dialysis & facing kidney problems.

Rajini was a chain smoker and had a drinking habit. The doctors have identified some problems in his lungs and liver.

He has a god like fan following after the phenomenal success of Robot (Endhiran), which was dubbed in Hindi as well, has started working on his new film Rana with Deepika Padukone in Chennai.

He plays three roles in the film on the Mahurat sets of which he fell sick on April 29 and had to be hospitalized first.



Wednesday, May 4, 2011

ANYTHING ON EARTH!!!!!!!!!: Osama Bin laden: The face of terrorism - A Biography

In a late-night statement from the East Room of the White House on Sunday, President Barack Obama announced that U.S. forces captured and killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

From: http://ping.fm/4DrsP

Osama Bin laden: The face of terrorism - A Biography

In a late-night statement from the East Room of the White House on Sunday, President Barack Obama announced that U.S. forces captured and killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
In an 8-month plan enacted by President Obama, CIA director Leon Panetta and American special forces tracked bin Laden to a terrorist compound deep within Abbottabad, Pakistan. The al Qaeda leader was shot and killed Sunday, following an attack on the compound. According to the president, there were no American military or civilian casualties.
Bin Laden's death comes almost 10 years after the infamous events of 9/11, in which nearly 3,000 people were killed.
 Born Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden on March 10, 1957, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to construction billionaire Mohammed Awad bin Laden and Mohammed's 10th wife, Syrian-born Alia Ghanem. Osama was the seventh of 50 children born to Muhammad bin Laden, but the only child from his father's marriage to Alia Ghanem.
Osama's father started his professional life in the 1930s in relative poverty, working as a porter in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. During his time as a young laborer, Mohammed impressed the royal family with his work on their palaces, which he built at a much lower cost than any of his competitors could, and with a much greater attention to detail. By the 1960s, he had managed to land several large government contracts to build extensions on the Mecca, Medina and Al-Aqsa mosques. He became a highly influential figure in Jeddah; when the city fell on hard financial times, Mohammed used his wealth to pay all civil servants' wages for the entire kingdom for a six-month period. As a result, Mohammed bin Laden became well respected in his community.
As a father, he was very strict, insisting that all his children live under one roof and observe a rigid religious and moral code. He dealt with his children, especially his sons, as if they were adults, and demanded they become confident and self-sufficient at an early age.
Osama, however, barely came to know his father before his parents divorced. After his family split, Osama's mother took him to live with her new husband, Muhammad al-Attas. The couple had four children together, and Osama spent most of his childhood living with his step-siblings, and attending Al Thagher Model School at the time the most prestigious high school in Jedda. His biological father would go on to marry two more times, until his death in a charter plane crash in September 1967.
At the age of 14, Osama was recognized as an outstanding, if somewhat shy, student at Al Thagher. As a result, he received a personal invitation to join a small Islamic study group with the promise of earning extra credit. Osama, along with the sons of several prominent Jedda families, were told the group would memorize the entire Koran, a prestigious accomplishment, by the time they graduated from the institution. But the group soon lost its original focus, and during this time Osama received the beginnings of an education in some of the principles of violent jihad.
The teacher who educated the children, influenced in part by a sect of Islam called The Brotherhood, began instructing his pupils in the importance of instituting a pure, Islamic law around the Arab world. Using parables with often-violent endings, their teacher explained that the most loyal observers of Islam would institute the holy word even if it meant supporting death and destruction. By the second year of their studies, Osama and his friends had openly adopted the attitude and styles of teen Islamic activists. They preached the importance of instituting a pure Islamic law at Al Thagher; grew untrimmed beards; and wore shorter pants and wrinkled shirts in imitation of the Prophet's dress.

Osama was pushed to grow up rather quickly during his time at Al Thagher. At the age of 18 he married his first cousin, 14-year-old Najwa Ghanem, who had been promised to him. Osama graduated from Al Thager in 1976, the same year his first child, a son named Abdullah, was born. He then headed to King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah, where some say he received a degree in public administration in 1981. Others claim he received a degree in civil engineering, in an effort to join the family business.
But Osama would have little chance to use his degree. When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, Osama joined the Afghan resistance, believing it was his duty as a Muslim to fight the occupation. He relocated to Peshawar, Afghanistan, and using aid from the United States under the CIA program Operation Cyclone, he began training a mujahideen, a group of Islamic jihadists. After the Soviets withdrew from the country in 1989, Osama returned to Saudi Arabia as a hero, and the United States referred to him and his soldiers as "Freedom Fighters."
Yet Osama was quickly disappointed with what he believed was a corrupt Saudi government, and his frustration with the U.S. occupation of Saudi Arabia during the Persian Gulf War led to a growing rift between Osama and his country's leaders. Bin Laden spoke publicly against the Saudi government's reliance on American troops, believing their presence profaned sacred soil. After several attempts to silence Osama, the Saudis banished the former hero. He lived in exile in Sudan beginning in 1992.
By 1993, Osama had formed a secret network known as al-Qaeda (Arabic for "the Base"), comprised of militant Muslims he had met while serving in Afghanistan. Soldiers were recruited for their ability to listen, their good manners, obedience, and their pledge to follow their superiors. Their goal was to take up the jihadist cause around the world, righting perceived wrongs under the accordance of pure, Islamic law. Under Osama's leadership, the group funded and began organizing global attacks worldwide. By 1994, after continued advocacy of extremist jihad, the Saudi government forced Osama to relinquish his Saudi citizenship, and confiscated his passport. His family also disowned him, cutting off his $7 million yearly stipend.
Undeterred, Osama began executing his violent plans, with the goal of drawing the United States into war. His hope was that Muslims, unified by the battle, would create a single, true Islamic state. In 1996, to forward his goal, al Qaeda detonated truck bombs against U.S. occupied forces in Saudi Arabia. The next year, they claimed responsibility for killing tourists in Egypt, and in 1998 they bombed the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Tanzania, killing nearly 300 people in the process.
Osama's actions abroad did not go unnoticed by the Sudanese government, and he was exiled from their country in 1996. Not able to return to Saudi Arabia, Osama took refuge in Afghanistan, where he received protection from the country's ruling Taliban militia. While under the protection of the Taliban, Osama issued a series of fatwas, religious statements, which declared a holy war against the United States. Among the accusations reared at the offending country were the pillaging of natural resources in the Muslim world, and assisting the enemies of Islam.