34 years on, compensation for Blue Star detainees

first_imgThe detainees who were arrested and kept in a Jodhpur prison following the Army operation to flush out militants from the Golden Temple in 1984 will finally get some relief with Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh scheduled to hand over compensation money to them today, a government spokesperson said on Wednesday.The Chief Minister will distribute cheques totalling ₹4.5 crore to 40 of the detainees here at a programme in the presence of all members of his Cabinet, the spokesperson said.Capt. Singh had recently written to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and also spoken to Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on the matter. He had said if the Centre failed to pay its share of the compensation, then the State government will take over that liability too.300 people arrested Around 300 people were arrested and detained in the Jodhpur jail in June 1984 in the wake of Operation Blue Star, and were later released in three batches, between March 1989 and July 1991.Of these, 224 had appealed for compensation in the lower court, alleging wrongful detention and torture but they failed to get any relief from the court in 2011.However, 40 of the them went in appeal to the District and Sessions Court, Amritsar, and were awarded ₹4 lakh each as compensation with 6% interest (from the date of filing of the appeal to payment of compensation) in April last year.Appeal by CentreThe court had held the Union and the State governments jointly liable for payment of the compensation, and although the Punjab government had given an undertaking to the court to pay half the amount, the Centre had moved an appeal in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the order, the spokesperson said.Earlier, the Chief Minister had also met the Jodhpur detainees and assured them of his government’s full support.Strong reaction The detainees had been suffering for the past several years for no fault of theirs, the Capt. Singh had said, while pointing out that the Centre’s decision to go in appeal against the compensation award had evoked a strong reaction among the Sikh community and was further likely to lead to a sense of alienation and perceived injustice among the community.last_img read more


‘Time to prove yourself’

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments The country finished seventh in its last AWCC stint and a win in their next game would give the Filipinos the same ranking.“Now this is time to prove yourself. We still have one more game. You should not lose to Vietnam. I don’t want to go home without a win,” Vicente told his players after dropping a close match to Iran’s Sarmayeh Bank on Tuesday, 25-23, 25-17, 29-27.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe Philippine club, whose core will form the national team, is expected to play Vietin Bank of Vietnam on Wednesday. It has dropped all five games so far including one against the Vietnamese club (25-21, 17-25, 25-20, 25-14) in the group stage.Gametime is 11:30 a.m. Manila time. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast UST-KAMENOGORSK, Kazakhstan—Let’s not go home without a win.Rebisco-PSL Manila head coach Francis Vicente urged his players to win the team’s last game at all cost and at least match the Philippines’ best finish in the Asian Women’s Club Championship (AWCC).ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV The Philippines has been playing strongly the past two games here but has generally lacked the ability to finish off sets. That weakness was highlighted in the loss to the Iranian side, where the Filipinos could have notched two set wins.“Those two sets, those were ours to lose,” said Vicente. “But then again, these are experiences we have to gain playing in international level. There are plenty more things we need to work on.”Rebisco-PSL Manila’s all-heart brand of play earned it a share of fans at Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace, but it has done little in satisfying Vicente.“Yes you have the fighting heart, but we need more,” added Vicente.Jaja Santiago, a spectacularly agile 6-foot-5 spiker, accounted for 14 points for the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Ceres XI hopes to weave home magiclast_img read more


Ginebra halts NLEX’s unbeaten run

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View comments Quarters: 26-24, 50-48, 86-71, 110-97.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “It was awesome to win in front of the Pangasinan fans. Their hospitality certainly made the trip enjoyable,” said head coach Tim Cone in a tweet.The Road Warriors, meanwhile, dropped to 4-1 behind undefeated Star and Meralco, who both have 3-0 cards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsStill moving the ball well, Ginebra led by as much as 22 points, 100-78, in the payoff period with Joe Devance leading the way with 23 points.Justin Brownlee also had solid numbers with 22 points, 13 boards and six assists while LA Tenorio, who teamed up with Devance in the decisive second-half run, added 17 points and seven dimes. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers PBA IMAGESBarangay Ginebra dealt NLEX its first loss of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup with a 110-97 victory Saturday night at Calasiao Sports Complex in Pangasinan.The Kings broke away from a two-point half time lead with a 36-point third quarter blast en route to their third win against a loss.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet LATEST STORIEScenter_img Valdez-less Creamline survives Bali, nears finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ginebra had 32 assists, just nine shy of last game’s output, as Scottie Thompson contributed 11 on top of his five points.NLEX leaned on Aaron Fuller, who finished with 20 points and 17 rebounds, in the losing effort. Celest Flores-ColinaThe scores:GINEBRA 110 – Devance 23, Brownlee 22, Tenorio 17, Aguilar 10, Slaughter 10, Caguioa 8, Taha 6, Thompson 5, Ferrer 3, Cruz 3, Ellis 3, Marcelo 0, Mariano 0.NLEX 97 – Fuller 20, Quinahan 12, Fonacier 11, Alas 10, Al-Hussaini 10, Mallari 10, Lastimosa 9, Tiongson 6, Rios 4, J. Villanueva 3, Monfort 2, Taulava 0, Soyud 0, Baracael 0.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games MOST READlast_img read more


Clay Walker To Host Gala Against MS

first_imgMulti-Platinum Country Music Artist, Clay Walker, is hosting the first annual Clay Walker Gala & Live Performance to benefit MS on Thursday, October 18, 2012, at the House of Blues located at 1204 Caroline Street from 6:00pm-11:00pm.The following morning, Friday, October 19, Clay Walker and Band Against MS are hosting an MS Forum at the Four Seasons Hotel located at 1300 Lamar Street from 9:00am-11:00am. Registration begins at 8:00am.Corporate leaders, philanthropists and the sports and entertainment industries will come together for this memorable night to raise funds in support of Clay’s charity Band Against MS Foundation (BAMS). BAMS will honor American Businessman, Philanthropist and Owner of the NFL Houston Texans, Bob McNair, for his long time support of Band Against MS. Honorary Co-Chair and CEO of Associated Pipeline Contractors, Inc. Paul Somerville, will also be there for this exciting evening. Mr. Somerville is a lifetime Vice President and past Treasurer of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and serves on the board of Band Against MS (BAMS).During this exciting evening, there will be live performances by Clay Walker, Percy Sledge and Sarah Marince. There will be a delicious dinner served, open bar and a chance to participate in the live and silent auctions. On Friday morning, Clay Walker and BAMS will host a MS Forum free for MS patients, caregivers, family and friends. During the open discussion, one of the leading MS researchers will speak about Multiple Sclerosis research and patient care. An MS Patient Panel consisting of Clay Walker and Sports Psychologist & Author, Dr. Jack Llewellyn will answer questions from the attendees.Band Against MS, Inc. is a public charity committed to providing educational information for those living with Multiple Sclerosis, funding programs researching a cure for Multiple Sclerosis and funding programs helping those living with the disease. Nationally acclaimed recording artist Clay Walker established BAMS in February 2003 because he wanted to help others living with the same disease he has battled since 1996.To purchase tickets or to make a donation to Clay Walker’s Band Against MS (BAMS) please visit: www.bandagainstms.org.last_img read more