Anger after Indian police cremate gang-rape victim

first_imgTopics : Indian police were accused Wednesday of cremating the body of a teenaged “untouchable” Dalit woman against her family’s wishes after she died following an alleged gang-rape by four upper-caste men — the latest sexual assault to shock the country.The 19-year-old from India’s marginalized Dalit community was left paralyzed following a brutal attack two weeks ago in fields outside a village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.She was found lying in a pool of blood after going missing while collect fodder outside her home village of Bool Gahri. ‘Caste supremacy’ Police chief Vikrant Vir insisted the woman’s cremation took place with the family’s consent, but added: “We did not want any outsider to create law and order disturbances.”The All India Progressive Women’s Association said the police action “reeks of caste supremacy”. India’s 200 million “untouchable” Dalits have long faced discrimination and abuse, and campaigners say attacks on them have increased during the coronavirus pandemic.The attack has sparked uproar and lit up social media in India, with politicians, Bollywood personalities, cricket stars and rights activists voicing anger.”When will this stop? Our laws & their enforcement must be so strict that the mere thought of punishment makes rapists shudder with fear! Hang the culprits,” tweeted Bollywood megastar Akshay Kumar.Nearly 90 rape cases were recorded every day last year, according to data released Tuesday by the National Crime Records Bureau, but vastly more assaults are thought to go unreported.On Wednesday several dozen protesters were detained outside the heavily barricaded Uttar Pradesh government offices.”We are getting reports of rape cases non-stop, this isn’t the first one,” protester Jaideep told AFP.”In this one there was so much pressure from the upper castes that the police didn’t register a case for eight days.”In Bool Gahri Wednesday, there was a heavy police presence with barricades and police at every corner as dozens of TV crews scrambled to interview relatives and locals. The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was later taken to hospital in New Delhi, around 200 kilometers away, but died Tuesday from her injuries.The assault comes months after four men were hanged for the brutal 2012 gang rape and murder of a student on a bus in Delhi, a case that came to symbolize the nation’s problems with sexual violence.The latest attack sparked anger that was further fuelled Wednesday after the woman’s family accused police of cremating her body in the dead of night — against their wishes and religious custom — raising doubts about their commitment to a proper investigation.”I wasn’t even allowed to see the body of my daughter one final time before they burned it,” her mother told reporters Wednesday. Four men have been arrested in connection with the attack — all aged in their 20s and 30s — with an Indian newspaper reporting one was from a wealthy landowning family feared by the community.He “creates trouble but no one ever says anything,” the Indian Express quoted a villager as saying.”He drinks, harasses women. Everyone is scared of the family.”last_img read more

PREMIUMJobs law offers tax incentives to attract investment

first_imgThe government is hoping that the new tax incentives introduced in the recently passed Job Creation Law help to grow the economy by attracting more investment and creating jobs.The Finance Ministry’s Fiscal Policy Agency head, Febrio Kacaribu, said Monday that the new incentives, in addition to the ones offered in Law No. 2/2020, could make Indonesia’s tax regime more competitive globally.The jobs law eliminates income tax on dividends earned in Indonesia and on certain income, including dividends earned abroad, as long as they are invested in the country. It also introduces 10 percent value-added tax (VAT) on coal and relaxes administrative sanctions and taxes for foreigners with certain expertise.The provisions in the omnibus law aim to complement several regulations in Law No. 2/2020, which was issued earlier this year to gradually lower the corporate income ta… Forgot Password ? Topics : Log in with your social account Linkedin Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Omnibus-Law-on-Job-Creation job-creation-law taxation-director-general-Suryo-Utomo tax-collection tax-revenue tax-incentivelast_img read more

Arsenal set to complete deal for Markus Schubert

first_imgSchubert is set to sign on a free (Picture: Getty)According to the Independent, a deal for the goalkeeper is imminent and he’s set to become Arsenal’s first signing of the summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Gunners are said to have already explored the possibility of sending Schubert on loan and have sounded out Championship clubs over his availability.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal have reportedly given Napoli until the end of next week to finalise a £3.1m move for Ospina.The Colombian could return to the Emirates as back-up for Leno should the Serie A giants fail to take up their option to sign him.That would almost certainly mean Schubert would leave on loan.MORE: Chelsea add Ralf Rangnick to manager shortlist as Frank Lampard alternative Markus Schubert is set to join Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are set to complete the signing of German goalkeeper Markus Schubert on a free transfer, according to reports.The 21-year-old is out of contract at Dynamo Dresden and is highly-rated as one of the most promising goalkeepers in Europe.Petr Cech retired from football following Arsenal’s Europa League final defeat to Chelsea, while David Ospina is set to join Napoli on a permanent deal.Unai Emery is keen to keep Bernd Leno on his toes and former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat identified Schubert as perfect competition for the former Bayer Leverkusen stopper.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 13 Jun 2019 11:45 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Comment Arsenal set to complete deal for Markus Schubert Advertisementlast_img read more

Jamie Carragher tells Arsenal to sell Shkodran Mustafi after Liverpool defeat

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Oct 2019 10:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kShares Advertisement Jamie Carragher tells Arsenal to sell Shkodran Mustafi after Liverpool defeat Parlour believes Arsenal’s players will be ‘devastated (Picture: Getty)‘They’ll be devastated,’ Parlour said. ‘Especially the young players, it’s an opportunity to win at Anfield and they were so close.‘They looked a little bit tired towards the end, Liverpool put the pressure on a bit towards the end, but in a penalty shoot-out anything can happen.‘They were excellent penalties, even the save it was in the corner. It was an excellent game of football, the defensive coaches won’t be too happy though.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalCarragher added: ‘It was interesting the Arsenal fans’ reaction at the end, all the players came over and got a great reception. If the result had gone the other way, the Liverpool fans would have done the same.‘You couldn’t be anything but proud of the teams, the great goals, the entertainment for supporters, it was a brilliant game all round.’Will Liverpool win the Carabao Cup?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Shkodran Mustafi mocked by Arsenal hero Alan Smith after shocking own goal during Liverpool clashMORE: Arsenal boss Unai Emery explains Mesut Ozil return for Liverpool clash Mustafi scored an own goal (Picture: Getty Images)Jamie Carragher believes Arsenal should sell Shkodran Mustafi as quickly as possible and ‘the quicker he’s gone the better for everyone’.The centre-half was hopelessly at fault for Liverpool’s first goal in a dramatic 5-5 draw at Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp’s side eventually progressing to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup on penalties.Mustafi is yet to start a Premier League game for the Gunners this season, with Unai Emery only selecting the German in the Europa League and the Carabao Cup, and Carragher believes he’s done in terms of competing in England’s top flight.center_img Advertisement Comment Carragher was unimpressed by Mustafi (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)‘I think those days are gone, Mustafi playing in the Premier League,’ Carragher told Sky Sports.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I don’t think how well he played her tonight would change that. He’s just one of those defenders who makes mistakes and it affects other people.‘When you play with someone like that it makes you nervous. Your goalkeeper, your full-backs… you can’t play your own game because you’re always worried he’s going to make a mistake and are half-covering him.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think probably for Arsenal the quicker he’s gone the better for everyone.’There were goals from Lucas Torreira, Gabriel Martinelli and James Milner, Ainsley Maitland-Niles as well as screamers from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joe Willock but it was Divock Origi who was the hero for Liverpool as he bagged his second deep into injury time to force a shootout.And Ray Parlour believes Arsenal will be ‘devastated’ at failing to hold on to a 5-3 lead.last_img read more

Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton eye transfer moves for Man Utd defender Chris Smalling

first_imgArsenal, Tottenham and Everton eye transfer moves for Man Utd defender Chris Smalling Gunners boss Mikel Arteta and Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho (Pictures: Getty)Last month, Red Devils legend Rio Ferdinand described Smalling as the ‘best defender’ at Manchester United.‘Chris Smalling is the best defender at the club,’ Ferdinand told BT Sport. ‘If we’re talking just outright defending, he’s the best defender at the club.‘That’s just my opinion as a centre-half looking at it. If I was playing against Burnley today and had to pick a centre-half from Manchester United to play, he would be the first name on the sheet.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMORE: Diogo Dalot predicts Bruno Fernandes will become a Manchester United ‘legend’MORE: Manchester United cancel training and ask players to work in isolation Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in signing Man Utd defender Chris Smalling (Picture: Getty)Premier League rivals Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton have all expressed interest in signing Manchester United defender Chris Smalling, according to reports.England international Smalling was sent on loan to Roma at the start of the 2019-20 season and has thrived in Italy, impressive in Serie A and the Europa League.Roma are keen to sign Smalling on a permanent deal – with Manchester United demanding a fee of around £25m – but they may struggle to secure his signature if they miss out on Champions League qualification.Smalling has enjoyed his spell in Italy but may be tempted to return to the Premier League, with a number of clubs weighing up moves ahead of the summer transfer window.ADVERTISEMENT FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirushttps://metro.co.uk/video/fifa-team-five-ways-tackle-spread-coronavirus-2131812/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham and Merseyside club Everton are all interested in signing Smalling, who has made more than 300 appearances for Manchester United.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Gunners signed Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares on loan deals in January but may look to bring Smalling to north London if either fail to impress between now and the end of the season.Tottenham and Everton, meanwhile, are expected to bolster Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti’s respective squads this summer and have an eye on 30-year-old Smalling.During his spell at Old Trafford, Smalling helped Manchester United win two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and Europa League. Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 17 Mar 2020 5:05 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal in the running to sign Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare with Manchester United also interested

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 25 Aug 2020 10:05 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.8kShares The midfielder is wanted by a host of clubs (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal are reportedly in the running for the signing of midfielder Boubakary Soumare as they continue their raid on Lille’s talented players this summer.After bringing in record signing Nicolas Pepe from the Ligue 1 club last summer, the Gunners are now set to complete a deal for £27 million centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes.Mikel Arteta is also keen on adding some steel to his midfield, a position that has been in need of strengthening for years. Advertisement Arsenal in the running to sign Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare with Manchester United also interested Partey is thought to be Arsenal’s primary target (Picture: Getty Images)Thomas Partey is believed to be the Spaniard’s first choice, but Atletico Madrid remain firm in their stance that they will accept no less than his £45 million release clause to let him go.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTFoot Mercato claim that Arsenal are in the race for Soumare this summer after keeping a close eye on the movements of the midfielder.The 21-year-old starred in holding midfield for Lille as they secured a top-four finish and Champions League football for next season.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsNewcastle failed in their attempts to lure him to St James’ Park in January, and a whole host of clubs are now lining up to sign the France youth international.Manchester United also hold an interest in Soumare, but he appears further down their list of options, while AC Milan are also keen.The report states that Lille have opened the door to his departure this summer and it’s now down to interested parties to strike a deal.MORE: Sead Kolasinac keen on Germany return as Schalke hold talks over move to bring back Arsenal left-back on loanMORE: Paul Pogba set to stay at Manchester United, confirms Mino RaiolaFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Expansion of Bedford County Business Park

first_img August 28, 2018 Governor Wolf Announces Expansion of Bedford County Business Park Economy,  Infrastructure,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding to expand the Bedford County Business Park in Bedford Township, creating space for entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses.“The expansion of this business park will help drive innovation and entrepreneurship in Bedford County by creating a new space to help attract small businesses,” said Governor Wolf. “Small businesses play a vital role in supporting our state economy and we’re proud to support their growth statewide.”The Bedford County Development Association was approved for a $500,000 grant to support the construction of a 12,000-square-foot building, which will provide readily available space for future tenants in the Hess Business Center. Currently, the 39,000 square-foot Hess Business Center is near capacity. The project is anticipated to create jobs by providing space for small businesses to grow and develop.“Securing $500,000 to aid in new construction of a 12,000 sq. foot building will be the catalyst that will drive economic growth, attract new businesses and provide family sustaining jobs for our people and our region,” said Senator Wayne Langerholc. “I am pleased to announce this award that was the collaboration of hard work by many individuals.”Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Brisbane property expert tips how much prices will rise in next 12 months

first_imgBrisbane property analyst Michael Matusik said southern buyers may push Brisbane prices higher.Mr Matusik tipped the unit rental market to also take a dive with rents down by up to 10 per cent.House rents he predicts will rise up by 2.5 per cent.Mr Matusik said the Brisbane market was still in recovery but it was a “mild, spasmodic’’ one.He said there had been a recovery in transactions but not in price or rental growth.“Good affordability, with some migration and investor interest, now, from interstate, could see things improve,’’ he said.“But the lack of local job growth and the new apartment overhang is dampening our forecast.’’ House prices are tipped to continue increasing in the next 12 months.BRISBANE house values are predicted to rise in the next 12 months between 5 per cent and 7.5 per cent, but unit values are tipped to take a dive.The latest Capital Cities Market Outlook by analyst Michael Matusik puts the drop in unit values between 5 per cent and 2.5 per cent.Mr Matusik said house price growth was being driven by supply and demand.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:49Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:49 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenReal Talk: Demand Index – March 201701:49“So what you are seeing in Brisbane is an increase in the number of sales for detached housing and that has increased quite markedly in the last five years — nearly doubled — and that seems to be rising.GET the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here.“Then you have got in concert with that, while it is not a rapid fall like in some other capital cities, you are seeing a decline in the number of houses listed for sale.’”Mr Matusik said in 2010/2011 there was about 12 months supply of stock in the market, at the moment there was about six months worth.“That doesn’t mean there is going to be rapid price growth,’’ he said.“But demand is starting to outstrip supply for resale stock.’’MOST determined agent ever?He thought that would be the case for the next 12 to 18 months.As more owners think of cashing out of the Sydney market, Mr Matusik said buying in southeast Queensland would become more enticing.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoUnit prices and rents are expected to drop in the next 12 months.“Brisbane’s demand will probably increase,’’ he said.While the housing market was performing well Mr Matusik said the unit market was facing some issues.“The problem with apartments is the opposite trend, sales are declining, supply — which isn’t as bad as many of the headlines would suggest — it is correcting itself.“There is no doubt there is a lot of supply and it is going through a correction phase.“Generally, for apartments particularly, it is going to be weak for a year or two, all the indications suggest that is the case.’’last_img read more

Former Sherrin Hire boss selling off his home

first_img12-16 Champion Lane, Wellington Point.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019BUSINESSMAN, Michael Sherrin, the man who established and ran Sherrin Hire which he sold and has more recently opened Sherrin Rentals will test the market with the auction of his Wellington Point home.Mr Sherrin, who is also the owner of a successful motor racing team, has listed the house at 12-16 Champion Lane, for auction at 2pm Sunday April 9.It is listed through Glenn Bool from McGrath Bulimba.It has two-bedrooms and two bathrooms and has extensive views across Moreton Bay.It sits on three blocks, totally 1280sq m. The house has stained glass French doors which open onto a sunroom and the veranda overlooks King Island to Moreton Island’s sand dunes.last_img read more

These heritage-feel apartments will let your imagination run wild

first_imgKernow Charters TowersUnique to the area, and with some personal use of the apartments permitted, the fully-furnished and on-site managed apartments are a great way to save for the future and have some income as well. If this sounds like your kind of investment, contact Kernow for a ‘Try Before You Buy’ package. For more information email info@kernowcharterstowers.com.au. Kernow Charters TowersEach apartment has a different layout but all offer a homely, relaxing atmosphere, with high ceilings, timber floors and heritage feel, yet with all the mod-cons we have all come to love. The current 15 apartments are the first phase of the redevelopment of Mosman Hall which will be a mixed-use community with planning for 410 dwellings. Les Bone, director of Tarleton Property Australia, said the apartments were the first stage of what is to become a community-centred lifestyle development. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Kernow Charters Towers“Our next phase in that journey is to make swift progress with the two ha lake, and we have just cleared the area and completed the survey to finalise the lake design,” he said.“We will also be selling land blocks around the lake later this year, and will gradually be adding facilities for short-stay residents such as gym and spa, walking and cycling tracks and other types of short-stay accommodation. “Charters Towers has so much to offer visitors and residents and we would love for people to come and enjoy the town and its activities.” STEEPED in history and close to the thriving town of Charters Towers, this one-of-a-kind property offers huge potential for enthusiastic property investors looking to let their imaginations run wild.Located just an hours’ drive from Townsville, Kernow Charters Towers currently has 13 strata-titled apartments for sale that range in size from 79 sq m to 185 sq m and are priced between $195,000 to $385,000. Since their launch as short-stay accommodation at the end of November 2016, the apartments have quickly become popular, with some guests already returning for their second and third visits. last_img read more