Reporter beaten to death in eastern India after receiving threats

first_img June 10, 2021 Find out more RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Newspaper reporter Chandan Tiwari (right) was found beaten to death on 29 October in the state of Jharkhand, a state adjoining Chhattisgarh, where TV cameraman A. N. Sahu, was gunned down the next day. Both states have long been Maoist guerrilla strongholds (photo: Archives – Indian Ministry of Home Affairs – RSF). Reporters Without Borders (RSF) issued an “incident report” in July about the threat to India’s position in the World Press Freedom Index because several of the indicators used to calculate a country’s ranking, including the “acts of violence against journalists” indicator, have registered a marked deterioration in India since the start of the year. RSF_en News Receive email alerts In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival March 3, 2021 Find out more India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Indian authorities to shed all possible light on the murder of Chandan Tiwari, a journalist based in a rural area of Chatra district, in the eastern state of Jharkhand, who was beaten to death after receiving threats in connection with his reporting. to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more Aged 32 and a reporter for the Hindi-language newspaper Aaj, Tiwari had filed two reports with the police in the past six months about the threats he had received. His father said that in the most recent complaint, two months ago, Tiwari had reported fearing reprisals by members of the Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC), a Maoist splinter group he had criticized. News Organisation India is ranked 138th out of 180 countries in the 2018 Index but, with the number of journalists killed this year now standing at six, it is likely to fall even further in the 2019 Index. Abducted by men on a motorcycle on the morning of 29 October, Chandan Tiwari was found beaten unconscious several hours later in a forest about 100 km from his home, and was pronounced dead when his body was brought to a hospital. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on India After another death yesterday, the number of journalists killed this year in India now stands at six. Yesterday’s victim was Achyutananda Sahu, a TV cameraman who was killed in a shootout between police and Maoist rebels in the neighbouring state of Chhattisgarh. News Tiwari gave more details in the earlier complaint, filed on 6 April. He said that, after writing about financial irregularities in the way a federal housing programme for the rural poor was being implemented locally, he was warned that he would suffer “dire consequences” if he continued to cover the story. News “We call on the police to do everything possible to find those responsible for Chandan Tiwari’s horrible murder, both the perpetrators and instigators,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Above all, the federal government must take proper measures, together with the governments in each state, to ensure that effective protection is finally provided to journalists who report death threats to the police.” October 31, 2018 Reporter beaten to death in eastern India after receiving threats After obtaining a copy of the complaint, the Hindustan Times reported that Tiwari had named the three people who had threatened him, one of whom was the husband of the mukhiya (village chief). The police did not, however, take any steps to protect Tiwari. IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists DisappearancesViolence IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists DisappearancesViolence Six journalists killed this year Tiwari is the second journalist to be murdered in Chatra in the past two years. After TV reporter Indradev Yadav’s murder in Chatra in May 2016, the police concluded that those responsible were linked to the Tritiya Prastuti Committee – the same Maoist faction named in one of Tiwari’s complaints – even if the investigation was dogged by uncertainties.last_img read more

Rep. Chu Introduces Bill to Restart Federal Loan Support for Grad Students

first_imgGovernment Rep. Chu Introduces Bill to Restart Federal Loan Support for Grad Students Published on Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 12:59 pm Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) introduced the Protecting Our Students by Terminating Graduate Rates that Add to Debt (POST GRAD) Act. The bill would once again make graduate students eligible to receive Federal Direct Subsidized Loans. That eligibility was ended by the Budget Control Act of 2011. Rep. Chu released the following statement:It’s estimated that between 2010 and 2020, 2.6 million new and replacement jobs are expected to require an advanced degree. These are in demand careers like mental health services, school administration, and health care professions that are becoming unattainable due to the high cost of borrowing. The Budget Control Act of 2011 – the same bill that brought us the Sequester – also cut a major means of support for students looking to take the next step towards entering these fields. By adding thousands of dollars in interest payments over the life of a loan, the Budget Control Act added a severe disincentive to students seeking the higher degrees they need.“This bill would fix that by treating graduate students like their undergraduate counterparts and once again making them eligible to receive Federal Direct Subsidized Loans. These loans do not accrue interest while the student is still in school, saving the student thousands of dollars over time. We’ve already started to roll back some of the more irresponsible aspects of the Sequester. This punishing restriction on graduate students should be next. We want the best and the brightest, not just those that can afford it, to have access to postgraduate education. At a time when our country is facing a shortage of specialized workers in critical fields, we should be doing everything we can to encourage students to enter these fields, rather than creating additional barriers to higher education.”The POST GRAD Act is endorsed by: The American Psychological Association, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Association of American Universities, the American Association of Medical Colleges, the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities, the American Council on Education, Asian American Pacific Islander Association of Colleges and Universities, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, the UNCF, the National Association of School Financial Aid Administrators, the National Association of School Psychologists, the California State University, the University of California, the American Federation of Teachers, and the National Education Association. Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a commentcenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Saab, ThyssenKrupp Still Discussing Acquisition Deal

first_img June 27, 2014 Share this article The discussions are at a final stage but still ongoing. An agreement with ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG has not been signed. Further information will be announced when negotiations have ended and an agreement is signed.Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.[mappress]Press Release, June 27, 2014; Image: Saab View post tag: deal View post tag: Navy View post tag: ThyssenKrupp View post tag: still View post tag: News by topic Authoritiescenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Saab, ThyssenKrupp Still Discussing Acquisition Deal View post tag: Discussing View post tag: Saab View post tag: acquisition Saab, ThyssenKrupp Still Discussing Acquisition Deal In April ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG, a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp AG, and Saab AB signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding concerning the sale of the Swedish shipyard ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB (formerly named Kockums) to Saab AB. View post tag: Navallast_img read more